Well George, at least the commentator got it out there for all to see.
Based on this type of thinking not only should women be excluded from pastoral related roles and tasks but education in matters of pastoral leadership and theology are forbidden. Additionally that the leadership has (the few in power that made EGW so concerned in the 1890’s) doctrinal authority and essentially is the voice of God on Earth.
This is exactly the kind of thinking that gives rise to fanaticism and enables misuse of power isn’t it? The founders of the church established governance that was designed to avoid this. When Leadership started to go in this direction they were admonished for this in the 1890’s. With messages from many including EGW that this is wrong and when folks are encouraged to examine these they chose to ignore or refuse to recognize them at all.
In our time this issue rises again under the guise of perfecting the role of women. It is fascinating that their is such fear and paranoia regarding women’s role in society and life when it has been demonstrated by the TOSC as a non issue.
Examples of this type of thinking and its logical conclusion is evident in many other religious groups such as the Papacy, the Taliban as well as other fanatical groups in a variety of religious sects.
It is unbelievable that an SDA could think this way let alone claim the majority of church members agrees therefor they are right…sigh…
It would seem that in their desire to retain their cherished beliefs the leadership has unhitched themselves from the Advent truth and drawing together a fearful/ignorant membership through false claims to piety/authority encourage them also to separate from the Advent movement without ever realizing.