Please note, this article will merely discusses church culture and will not debate the theological merits of the teachings. The culture described here is mostly seen in the “traditional” churches and in some “progressive” churches.
This article has been compiled from experiences from ex-Adventists around the globe who came from conservative circles.
Marriage was divinely established in Eden and affirmed by Jesus to be a lifelong union between a man and a woman in loving companionship. I believe a biblical view of headship removes any tension in the topic.
4:5, 6.) Headship in Eden Was Adam placed in a position of headship over Eve before the Fall, as some suggest?Although some family relationships may fall short of the ideal, marriage partners who fully commit themselves to each other in Christ may achieve loving unity through the guidance of the Spirit and the nurture of the church. God blesses the family and intends that its members shall assist each other toward complete maturity. As usual, Clifford Goldstein hit the nail on the head with his article, “A Self-refuting Phrase” (Feb. I cannot imagine any logical arguments against his conclusions. All they have is the same thing creationists have: a bunch of rocks and fossils.I question only one point: He gives evolutionists the benefit of “20 percent of hard-core empirical evidence.” Really? The rest is speculative interpretation based on faulty dating methods and wishful thinking.My mother was raised in the Methodist faith yet my father was Baptist.