Hooray for Cliff G. Last evening we were watching GYC on 3ABN and were taken (again) with his in-your-face style of speaking. Cliff was on a really great rant about the hypocrisy of those who claim to be (Adventist) Christians but who lean a lot more to evolution than to creation.
The main point of his talk (using his i-phone for notes) was that belief in evolution virtually destroys the foundations of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Think about it: If there was no creation then what is the point of the Sabbath? And if there is no Creation and no Sabbath then Genesis is a lie as is much of Job, some Songs, (Psalms), every word that Christ quoted about things created, and He being Lord of the Sabbath. (I've talked about these things before you may recall).
Here is my point: Goldstein is intense; he is fervent, he really holds to his beliefs and will not be swayed. There is a lesson here for us just as there is a lesson in the life of Shaul (Paul), and most importantly, in the life of Christ.
If we are insipid, half-hearted, timid, unconvinced and unconvincing, why don't we just get out of the boat and make room for someone who is willing to take hold of an oar and help get the Good Ship Zion to the other side of this stormy sea.
"Choose ye this day whom ye will serve, but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord!" [Joshua]
EW echos the same sentiment when she writes...(this a paraphrase)... "the greatest want in the world is for men [and women] who will be as true to duty as the needle to the pole..." It seems to me that decision day was yesterday but God in His mercy has given us Today.