Who Will Train the Next Generation?

A Report on Africa Arise Conference & AU's Prayer Breakfast for African Heads of State (January 24-30, 2017). By Samuel Koranteng-Pipim, PhD Just in case you miss the thrust of my report, this is what I want to say: “Success without a successor is failure. True leaders train others to succeed the...

Formed of Steel, But Coated In Clay

[Click on Above Title Link for Clearer View]   A Tribute To Dr Raoul Dederen (1925-2016)  By Samuel Koranteng-Pipim, PhD [NOTE: Dr. Raoul Dederen (1925-2016) was my “doctorvater,” theological and spiritual mentor,  pastor, father, and role-model in research and teaching. I learned from him ...

The Anatomy of Excellence

[Click on Above Link for Clearer View] By Guest Writer, Dr. Josephine Elia, “Engineer. Bookworm. Learner. Writer.” (A NOTE TO THE READER: This is one of the rare times I feel convicted to publish another’s work on this page. It’s a testament to my estimation of the article, which was ori...

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Honestly Mistaken
When presented with the truth, an honestly mistaken will either cease to be mistaken (if he loves truth) or cease to be honest (if he has no respect for truth). This section of drpipim.org will present the truth about some honestly mistaken ideas in the church. Keep checking up for more honestly mistaken notions.

Unity & Division

It is an honestly mistakenly assumption that unity is always good and division is always bad. Christians who have bought into this concept unknowingly extrapolate this notion  into a belief that God is for unity and Satan is for division. Those who have embraced this mistaken view of unity blindly support or promote any views or practices that are carried out in the name of unity. Such people will not raise a voice against false ideologies like homosexuality, women’s ordination, liberal higher criticism, questionable worship styles, divorce and remarriage, etc. because it is “divisive” to do so. But the notion that division is always bad is an honest mistake.

Let us be careful that in our quest for unity, we don't attempt to harmonize right and wrong. Writes the apostle Paul: "What fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion hath light with darkness?" (2 Cor 6:14). . Ellen White was emphatic: "Light and darkness cannot harmonize. Between truth and error there is an irrepressible conflict. To uphold and defend the one is to attack and overthrow the other" (The Great Controversy, p. 126).

[For more on this subject, read author’s future article on “True and Counterfeit Unity” found in a link under “Contemporary Issues”]