Treating Africa's Headaches: Beyond Monkey Solutions

By Samuel Koranteng-Pipim, PhD  My plea in this article is that, in our well-meaning effort to do something about the plight of our continent, we must first correctly diagnose the problem. Failure to do so will result in offering “monkey solutions.”And “monkey solutions” are more deadly th...

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 ...

Is Your Father Alive?

A Father’s Day Tribute To   Some Special Father-Figures in My Life © By Samuel Koranteng-Pipim, PhD; June 18, 2017   Last year (2016) was a particularly trying year for me. Within the span of six months (from June to December 2016), I lost my biological father and three special father-figures a...

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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 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”]