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The search for biblical truth and theological understanding as part of our Christian lives has vanished. Where are the young and old gathering together to study the Bible because they want to know the truth, even advance in the discovery of new truth? There are some but they are the exception, not the norm. There are more praise services and concerts than serious personal and congregational Bible study.

The church created universities which in turn generated Adventist intellectuals. These come into the church and the world with new questions for which our pastors have no biblical answers. We train our young in the intellectual rigor of many disciplines-except the study of Scripture, the science of salvation. When they come back home with many unanswered questions they find little help even from their pastors. Where do they go then to find answers? They go to the Internet and our bookstores. What books do we sell them? Mostly, we sell books written by Evangelical authors. In this way, their thinking slowly but surely becomes Evangelical rather than Adventist. In this process, our pastors and members neglect, to their own peril, the wisdom of Ellen White. In practice, Adventists have replaced her with many prophets. Do you know who they are? I am only half joking here because the truth is that in many places I hear Adventist believers (in sermons, articles, and church bulletins) quoting more often from C.S. Lewis than from Ellen G. White or the Bible.” (Fernando Canale, Secular Adventism? 2013, p.31)

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