I’m not familiar with that term—please elaborate, if you care to!
For my part (and no criticism of you!), I’d like to see the word heresy fall into disuse among Christians, and be labeled archaic in dictionaries.
The word is fraught with so much bloody history, so many suffering martyrs, so much strife and division.
Can any equal relationship involve calling one’s interlocutor a heretic?
In the video below, Des Ford says that there were three days of meetings that preceded Glacier View that were recorded. Perhaps those were the recordings you heard? (I have no idea.)
If you think that it is scriptural to have an Adventist Magisterium teaching authority that conducts heresy trials according to official church tradition, i.e., the Creed of the 27 Fundamental Beliefs, rather than the Bible, then you are, at the least, out of harmony with James White, who repeatedly affirmed that his only creed was the Bible, and Ellen White, who said, “The Bible and the Bible alone is our rule of faith.”
You are also out of harmony with pioneer Loughborough, who said:
- The first step of apostasy is to get up a creed, telling us what we shall believe.
- The second is to make that creed a test of fellowship.
- The third is to try members by that creed.
- The fourth to denounce as heretics those who do not believe that creed.
- And fifth, to commence persecution against such.
So, as I see it, the important preliminary question is: Danny, are you saying that Gill Ford and Raymond Cottrell spoke untruths by saying that the Glacier View instructions were to judge Desmond Ford’s theology by the 27 Fundamental Beliefs, rather than the Bible?
If that is what you are asserting, I would like to see some evidence for it.