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Whether the mission field is in India or Manhattan, there is a real temptation to proselytize because of self-love. How will it make me feel? How much of an impact can I make? If that is the primary motivation, we’d be better off doing everyone else a favor and stay home.

 

Rather than empowering our women to spread the same Gospel their male counterparts are preaching, we instead enforce their skirt lengths. We disregard the idea of Galatians 3:28, that “there is no Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” We do not believe that women should be the spiritual “head of the household,” yet we draw the foundations of our very belief system from a woman.

The Seventh-day Adventist Church needs a Theology of Social Justice, from which to extract a sound biblical standard for advocacy.

The Seventh-day Adventist Church is currently acting too much like Blockbuster and has its own Netflix to contend with.

It would seem that the issue of Women’s Ordination is going to polarize and divide the Adventist Church. But before extreme positions are taken, and comments are made that cannot be withdrawn, I would like to call all Adventists to keep things in perspective.

Contrario a lo que cree, una mayoría (7) de los 13 Comités de Investigación Bíblica de cada División, explícitamente apoyan de entrada la ordenación de mujeres como pastores o no se opondría a la ordenación de mujeres, de acuerdo a las respectivas presentaciones entregadas por escrito al TOSC.

Contrary to assumptions, a majority (7) of the 13 Division Biblical Research Committees explicitly indicate support for women's ordination or would not object to women’s ordination, in their written presentations to the Theology of Ordination Study Committee. 

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Analogies are useful mechanisms in trying to correctly understand complex situations. You investigate a particular situation to identify both its essential and non-essential characteristics. Then you try to construct a new situation – one that is easier to understand – by retaining the essentials and changing some of the non-essentials.

As the data shows, one in seven children under the age of eight have a diagnosable mental, behavioral, or developmental disorder, which means that more likely than not, over 171,000 children in our own system suffer from some disorder that may not be receiving the treatment that it could and should be. In the NAD alone, this means there are just under 10,000 students suffering in silence.

I am an officer of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and I wish to report my own non-compliance with the voted actions, policies, and beliefs of the GCC, GC, GC-ADCOM and the other official committees of the General Conference.

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