And the Spirit & the bride say, come.... Reveaaltion 22:17

And the Spirit & the bride say, come.... Reveaaltion 22:17
And the Spirit & the bride say, come...Revelation 22:17 - May We One Day Bow Down In The DUST At HIS FEET ...... {click on blog TITLE at top to refresh page}---QUESTION: ...when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth? LUKE 18:8

Sunday, July 16, 2017

SDA Issues - Books Pulled for a short time

Recently Gallimore, Preident of the Michigan Conference, had Knights books temporarily pulled for a short time from ABC bookshelves. Below is the statement released by Gallimore. Also below is a Link to click on about what Knight did...

"In the midst of this year’s camp meeting, I was made aware of George Knight’s public address at the Unity Conference that took place in London. The conference was organized by various leadership from four world divisions and with the support of 10 unions affected by the recent GC vote in regards
to ordination.  
After reviewing his statements in the address, the decision was made to continue to make his books available at the ABC at this time. However, his speech at the unity conference and published address have raised serious and troubling questions. Not questions about ordination—everyone is certainly free to have and express their opinions—but rather the questionable comparisons articulated that appear to undermine the leadership and integrity of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. 
The question should be raised as to whether we should carry authors who position themselves against the leadership of the General Conference, and equate themselves to Luther standing up to the Pope of the medieval Catholic Church. Is it appropriate to suggest a comparison between the Seventh-day Adventist Church and the persecuting medieval church? Or should unions be urged to stand against the world church in the way that people were urged to defy Nazi Germany in WWII? 
Are these proposed equivalences much different from the authors and speakers who compare the church to Babylon? A case could be made that these comparisons go beyond simply voicing
constructive differences or concerns. 
We understand, support, and respect Christian dialogue and the exchange of differing opinions. Perhaps the author was simply utilizing hyperbole. If that is the case, is it a responsible use of hyperbole? And if the author meant what he said, shouldn’t that be a concern?  
Finally, we’re talking about the ministry of the Adventist Book Center, not a secular bookstore. We have the expectation, without apology, that Seventh-day Adventist authors, whose works are sold in the ABC, be supportive of their church and its representative form of church government. Let me say that these are spiritual issues with spiritual ramifications that need to be considered. 
In closing, I want to say that we have only kind wishes for all the various authors, including George Knight, whose works are found in the ABC."
Jay Gallimore

Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.
Jude 1:3