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What do you think about Liberal Christianity or Liberal adventist ..Is there such thing as a liberal seventh day adventist ??


In my Christian journey i have encountered many different individuals, lately i have been communicating with a former adventist pastor he considers himself a liberal seventh day adventist.. He believes that he can go against the law of God, live a life of sin and God will understand..

The last time we spoke he said that there he sees nothing sinful or wrong it fornication.. He said God do understands that sexual intercourse is something that he needs as a individual, so if he performs the act out of wedlock God will understand..


My question here for you is, Is liberalism acceptable in the adventist Church? 


I had to do some reading on this subject this are some of the definition i found for liberal Christianity 


Liberal Christianity, sometimes called liberal theology, is an umbrella term covering diverse, philosophically and biblically informed religious movements and ideas within Christianity from the late 18th century and onward. The word "liberal" in liberal Christianity does not refer to a progressive political agenda or set of beliefs, but rather to the manner of thought and belief associated with the philosophical and religious paradigms developed during the Age of Enlightenment.

Liberal Christianity, broadly speaking, is a method of biblical hermeneutics, an undogmatic method of understanding God through the use of scripture by applying the same modern hermeneutics used to understand any ancient writings. Liberal Christianity does not claim to be a belief structure, and as such is not dependent upon any Church dogma or creedal statements. Unlike conservative varieties of Christianity, it has no unified set of propositional beliefs. The word liberal in liberal Christianity denotes a characteristic willingness to interpret scripture without any preconceived notion of inerrancy of scripture or the correctness of Church dogma.[1] A liberal Christian, however, may hold certain beliefs in common with traditional, orthodox, or even conservative Christianity.

The theology of liberal Christianity was prominent in the Biblical criticism of the 19th and 20th centuries. The style of Scriptural hermeneutics(interpretation of the Bible) within liberal theology is often characterized as non-propositional. This means that the Bible is not considered a collection of factual statements, but instead an anthology that documents the human authors' beliefs and feelings about God at the time of its writing—within a historical or cultural context. Thus, liberal Christian theologians do not claim to discover truth propositions but rather create religious models and concepts that reflect the class, gender, social, and political contexts from which they emerge. Liberal Christianity looks upon the Bible as a collection of narratives that explain, epitomize, or symbolize the essence and significance of Christian understanding.[2] Thus, liberal Christians do not regard the Bible as divinely inspired (God's Word), but subject Scripture to human reason.

In the 19th century, self-identified liberal Christians sought to elevate Jesus' humane teachings as a standard for a world civilization freed from cultic traditions and traces of "pagan" belief in the supernatural.[3] As a result, liberal Christians placed less emphasis on miraculous events associated with the life of Jesus than on his teachings. The effort to remove "superstitious" elements from Christian faith dates to intellectual reformist Christians such asErasmus and the Deists in the 15th–17th centuries.[4] The debate over whether a belief in miracles was mere superstition or essential to accepting thedivinity of Christ constituted a crisis within the 19th-century church, for which theological compromises were sought.



I would be happy to hear you thoughts on this issue be blessed 


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Thanks Msms 


Good observation i must say... 

This may cause a heated debate,but, i am glad you said it... I just want to say one thing for one to be unconcerned about the work of Christ in the Most Holy is Sad... thats all i will say on this subject..




Indeed ...blessings ... the importance of Jesus ministry, in the heavenly sanctuary  is such an important aspect for us to study ... This was portrayed in the Earthly sanctuary.. how precise God was in the directives He gave to moses concerning the work in the holy and the most holy place.. 


I would not think that one word disregard such


Thanks Msms and happy sabbath to you as well



Our message is of salvation .  We are to spread the Gospel.  Not 1844.

Please peoples keep focused.

N Him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Amen Emlyne. We need to keep N Him

Mouth wide open 


I just read jose's post on from SOP and i sure do not see that she really approve dancing... 


But everyone is open to have their own opinion on the matter... 



Yes John. And also - our prophet also sanctioned it. Of course she would not go contrary to scripture. The only one who is doing that apparently now is Jose.

John. Just got back from Jose's poppycock.

He continues to refuse to apology for misrepresenting scripture and the SOP.

He says either he is lying or I am. Most definately it is HIM. For I have simply quoted scripture and the SOP. And yet he denies and refuses to specificly address the words of our prophet. Either she said what I quoted or she didn't. Which is it Jose?

Oh yes, John P... I'm sure your verse applies to modern-day gospel dancing which is a mirror-image of voodoo dancing.. right?!  Great application of Scriptures there....





Haha... True, MsMS!!  :o)

Hmmm... being a pastor, I would think you would know better, but since you don't I, a mere lay person, the humblest of the humble will have to make Scripture make sense to you........since you asked... ok?


Well... here goes... again, remember that Jesus said "unless we become as little children"... so I will think as my 5 yr old child would think of this situation.... wait, let me ask her: 


"if the Bible says there is a time to dance, but the dancing going on in church now is just the same as devil dancing, should we do it?"    Answer:  "No!" 


Ok... so there you go... answered by a child.... as Jesus said we should become if we are to enter into the kingdom of Heaven...


I would figure that the "time" the Bible is referring to is NOT NOW...  





HAhaha...your only answer is "epic fail"... Is that all you could come up with?! No reasoning about how you can endorse voodoo dancing?!


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