AUG Letters to the Editor

AUG Letters to the Editor

I was raised as an Adventist and my son elected to be baptized an Adventist. I read this article with interest and some concern as both my kids are part Native. The interest—reaching out to the Native Americans is long overdue. The concern—I know what our teachings are and I really hope our faith does not perpetuate what Christians have done to the Natives and work to kill off their culture. If our faith is truly interested in reaching out, educate yourselves as to what missionaries did to the Natives in the 1800s and forward. Atrocities such as taking the kids forcibly from their families, cutting their braids, beating the kids for speaking their native language. Between Christians and the government, the Natives have had a real struggle in trying to recover their culture—that of language, dance, stories. My message is strong that yes—reach out to the Natives but don't kill their culture but rather support it. Sue E-mail Terrific editorial! Much needed, much appreciated. When will Adventists wake up? William G. Johnsson Editor, Adventist Review Thank you for your bold and provocative editorial asking, "Do we know what we already know?" I was challenged by your candor and appreciate the question. With the new pope's quest for unity under Rome and his emphasis on Sunday sacredness, plus the fulfillment of Daniel 2:43 on Sunday and Wednesday past, it appears that "events will be rapid ones," is happening before our very eyes. Henry Martin Grants Pass, Oregon Thank you for your straightforward editorial in the June 2005, GLEANER. I have been watching the storm clouds gather as the gospel has been rushing forward. My wife and I were discussing just this very issue the day before we received the June GLEANER. It is refreshing to know that our North Pacific Union president sees this and is calling it what it is, for me this is very encouraging. It has been my privilege to hold meetings in Pakistan (1998,) India (1999) and in the Philippines (2003.) My wife and I have thrilled at the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. It too will happen in the United States but having been overseas there is no doubt that things are happening that would stir the papacy to action. As you stated, “Prophecies are fulfilling.” “Even so, Come Lord Jesus.” Joseph Story Anchorage, Alaska Thanks you very much for your recent article entitled “Adventists, Catholics, Hewlett-Packard.” The content was very inspiring and thought provoking. What a privilege it is to be a part of God’s remnant church in these last days as we see prophetic events unfolding. Kelly Santee Caldwell, Idaho After retiring as a research metallurgist from the U.S. Bureau of Mines, my husband has had Bible study groups in our home for the past eleven years going through lesson plans on Desire of Ages, Christ’s Object Lessons, Daniel & Revelation, Plan of Salvation, 27 Doctrines, Plan of Salvation, Steps to Christ, Preparations for the Final Crisis, and The Great Controversy from chapter 23 onward. He had told the members of the group that Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger was going to be the next Pope and when he was elected they asked my husband how he was so sure. He had a copy of Time magazine from 20 years ago entitled, “Keeper of the Straight and Narrow” identifying Cardinal Ratzinger and also “Dies Domini” that was written by Cardinal Ratzinger in 1998 and along with The Great Controversy it all added up. We need to wake up and that is why I just wanted to tell you how much I appreciated your article—we each need to study and be alert to the times. Jesus is coming soon! Mildred Hunter Salem, Oregon [Elder Patzer] I had thought you to be a progressive and ecumenical liberal “Adventst"—an anomaly in my definition! But the above quoted article has changed my mind! You are a Seventh-day Adventist, aren’t you! You have restored my trust in your trust in the unique interpretations given to the founders of this movement, “Prophecies are fulfilling,” amen! I have never read anything as excellent from your “pen” as this article. Please do not stop this kind of preaching. Tina Towler Madras, Oregon

I was raised as an Adventist and my son elected to be baptized an Adventist. I read this article with interest and some concern as both my kids are part Native.

The interest—reaching out to the Native Americans is long overdue.

The concern—I know what our teachings are and I really hope our faith does not perpetuate what Christians have done to the Natives and work to kill off their culture. If our faith is truly interested in reaching out, educate yourselves as to what missionaries did to the Natives in the 1800s and forward. Atrocities such as taking the kids forcibly from their families, cutting their braids, beating the kids for speaking their native language. Between Christians and the government, the Natives have had a real struggle in trying to recover their culture—that of language, dance, stories.

My message is strong that yes—reach out to the Natives but don't kill their culture but rather support it.

Sue

E-mail

Terrific editorial! Much needed, much appreciated. When will Adventists wake up?

William G. Johnsson

Editor, Adventist Review

Thank you for your bold and provocative editorial asking, "Do we know what we already know?" I was challenged by your candor and appreciate the question. With the new pope's quest for unity under Rome and his emphasis on Sunday sacredness, plus the fulfillment of Daniel 2:43 on Sunday and Wednesday past, it appears that "events will be rapid ones," is happening before our very eyes.

Henry Martin

Grants Pass, Oregon

Thank you for your straightforward editorial in the June 2005, GLEANER. I have been watching the storm clouds gather as the gospel has been rushing forward. My wife and I were discussing just this very issue the day before we received the June GLEANER. It is refreshing to know that our North Pacific Union president sees this and is calling it what it is, for me this is very encouraging.

It has been my privilege to hold meetings in Pakistan (1998,) India (1999) and in the Philippines (2003.) My wife and I have thrilled at the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. It too will happen in the United States but having been overseas there is no doubt that things are happening that would stir the papacy to action. As you stated, “Prophecies are fulfilling.” “Even so, Come Lord Jesus.”

Joseph Story

Anchorage, Alaska

Thanks you very much for your recent article entitled “Adventists, Catholics, Hewlett-Packard.” The content was very inspiring and thought provoking. What a privilege it is to be a part of God’s remnant church in these last days as we see prophetic events unfolding.

Kelly Santee

Caldwell, Idaho

After retiring as a research metallurgist from the U.S. Bureau of Mines, my husband has had Bible study groups in our home for the past eleven years going through lesson plans on Desire of Ages, Christ’s Object Lessons, Daniel & Revelation, Plan of Salvation, 27 Doctrines, Plan of Salvation, Steps to Christ, Preparations for the Final Crisis, and The Great Controversy from chapter 23 onward. He had told the members of the group that Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger was going to be the next Pope and when he was elected they asked my husband how he was so sure. He had a copy of Time magazine from 20 years ago entitled, “Keeper of the Straight and Narrow” identifying Cardinal Ratzinger and also “Dies Domini” that was written by Cardinal Ratzinger in 1998 and along with The Great Controversy it all added up.

We need to wake up and that is why I just wanted to tell you how much I appreciated your article—we each need to study and be alert to the times. Jesus is coming soon!

Mildred Hunter

Salem, Oregon

[Elder Patzer] I had thought you to be a progressive and ecumenical liberal “Adventst"—an anomaly in my definition! But the above quoted article has changed my mind! You are a Seventh-day Adventist, aren’t you! You have restored my trust in your trust in the unique interpretations given to the founders of this movement, “Prophecies are fulfilling,” amen! I have never read anything as excellent from your “pen” as this article. Please do not stop this kind of preaching.

Tina Towler

Madras, Oregon

August 01, 2005 / Intersections
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