It is unfortunate that such actions seem to be necessary …

Comment on Michigan Conference takes substantial action in LSU conflict by Sean Pitman.

It is unfortunate that such actions seem to be necessary given the general lack of any substantive response from either LSU or the SECC over the past year since this controversy became more public. Michigan Conference bravely leads the way down a path that will no doubt upset and anger many, but in my mind is the only viable option for those who truly value the Pillars of the Seventh-day Adventist faith – as well as basic order, government and discipline within the Church.

May all other Conferences see the need to follow such a bold stand for the fundamental truths that God has revealed to us and which many have sacrificed a great deal, sometimes everything, to pass on to us. This issue is very important for the Church. It is indeed “a hill to die on”…

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Michigan Conference takes substantial action in LSU conflict
@former Seventh-day Adventist:

If a school is claiming to be a Seventh-day Adventist institution, it should uphold SDA ideals and philosophy. Basic honesty.

Exactly! Such clear headedness on these basic issues and you’re no longer a Seventh-day Adventist? That is unfortunate because we sure need more people with at least this much basic common sense in our Church…

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Michigan Conference takes substantial action in LSU conflict

Simple concept, but it’s comforting to know when all this scripture slinging, name calling and finger pointing is going on amongst human sinners like myself.

Just because we are all desperate sinners, and we all are, does not mean that we have to let the Church organization fall into chaos – that we cannot stand for truth while admitting that we all need help to truly live up to the truth that we know…

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Michigan Conference takes substantial action in LSU conflict

Actually, no, by that logic that would not be the case. Your argument is ridiculous, by no means does that imply that we would have to support families with their tuition bills outside of an SDA institution. This is a totally different matter because LaSierra IS an Adventist institution.

I guess that’s a matter of opinion. I personally fail to see how any school that goes around attacking fundamental pillars of the SDA faith can really call itself “SDA” with a straigth face. It’s like pretending to be something that you’re really not – very much like a wolf in sheeps clothing which enables the wolf to more easily steal away the sheep…

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