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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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Yes. I and I plan to keep you wondering Emlyne.



I am not ALICE IN WONDER LAND ... please set me free ..



Sorry. Hope the dancing emotican doesn't offend you. I can't remember if you are a dancing proponent or not.

Dancing! thats what u guys are discussing here, one must be crazy to dance in church unless you receive the "holy Spirit" only  when u are in church

Hopefully all who are attending church are receiving the Holy Spirit Jason.

Our prophet indicated that dancing before God can be a good thing. Who are we to go against our prophet and scriptures?

so every Seventh day you receive the holy spirit ?? have you seen those protestant churches dancing in church ?? it get me sick in the stomach lol

Perhaps you need to develop an appreciation of different spiritual things.

Try taking some lessons. Maybe you will develop more appreciation for such things.



I will just laugh out loud on this aspect.. Yes i dance but i refuse to do so in the house of the Lord..


Well than again it is the definition attached to it..


Jason i have seen people in the pentecostal churches, and all i see is people girating their.. bodies 

This is a fair definition. I like the political example, it works well. Great observation connecting to the Most Holy place.
Lol no. I'm sure angels would deflect those stones if that were to be attempted.
Hmmm.  Somehow I doubt that.  Accusations of lies about dancing seemed to come through. And to date ... no apology has been forth coming from Jose. Only Silence. Apparently Jose is not happy that our prophet spoke highly of dancing. :)

Do I need to apologize for respectfully quoting truth? The only word of my own was "Dancing?" And then I proceeded to share 3 quotes out of the SOP, and then I was said to be judging others. 


I'm sorry, but if anyone deserves an apology, that should probably be me. And then to go silent? Why do you think that is? My words are taken out of context, put in my mouth, and then I am judged by people who say to not judge others. God WILL deal with them. Hypocrisy at its finest. And then it does not even end there.... but here I am, doing my best, and trying to stay humble. Now somebody is going to say I'm the opposite of humble. 


Anyway, our prophet did not speak highly of dancing and I proved that three times. Take it as you want, but don't spread lies. The content in what I shared was very specific. Please, lets not cover our eyes. Please. 




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