I understand your reaction and did not post to counter yours. I was exploring the motivation of your response. guest 57 might have picked up on the same theme.
Fear and insecurity prompt controlling actions and responses to reestablish peace and security.
“When freedom destroys order, the yearning for order will destroy freedom” Eric Hoffer
I would think that very few visiting Spectrum will listen to this sermon, even it being only 19 minutes long.
The inclusion of this homily will be of little consequence for this site.
Especially with so much exposure to WO, Evolution, LGBT issues, leadership assaults.
I understand that we must challenge and guard against false teachers. Ted Wilson has expressed his concern about clergy of other faiths/denominations speaking in SDA pulpits.
The bible , especially the New testament have several verses where Jesus, Paul, John, and Jude input on the dangers of false teaching.
I listened to Leonard and understood his presentation. He does get into ambiguity and the presentation was far different than most SDA homilies.
Leonard’s agenda/goal can be better understood by visiting the Wikipedia site for his bio.
One can be benefited by his input if they are tuned into his purpose.
I agree with you that clearer is better…NEH 8:8
As far as I am concerned…contemporary SDA homilies are actually more dangerous because of the pastors warping the scriptures to align with the trend of intellectual assent as far as righteousness.