Very stimulating article and commentary on the reticence or lack of willingness of state conferences to join the regional conferences. Blatant Adventist brand of racism is especially ridiculous when we hold sacred truths about end time events, the sanctuary doctrine, and the revelation of prophecy.
However, I’m concerned about one of the listed items in the article…“The Wisdom of God in creating diverse races of people in His creation.”
The book of Genesis identifies NO race for Adam and Eve, the major difference was gender - “male and female created He them” - and they were both made in the image of God; so the allusion to diverse races is…interesting, if not erroneous.
There was a shift, if you will, at the Tower of Babel, where the language was confounded. My instinct informs me that people probably grouped together based on capacity to understand one another. This I believe, represents the first major separation of PEOPLES on the earth from a biblical account. As those people/tribes grouped and migrated, ethnicity probably became evident based on natural proclivities, customs of the tribes, geographic location (thus hyper-pigmentation or the lack thereof) and other identifying markers.
I think any line of thinking that propagates different races made by God - flies in the face of Creation. To believe that God created different races when the Bible clearly establishes Adam and Eve as the first parents of ALL humankind, is to thwart a claim of Christianity - the only options left, evolution and/or atheism.
You cannot be a Christian and a racist, particularly if that brand of racism assigns inferiority to another race of people, when God created one man and one woman who were fruitful, multiplied, and replenished the whole earth through their seed.