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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...

2015 General Conference Session Report: Dr. Pipim’s Commentary & Analysis PDF  | Print |  E-mail
 “When truth is presented to an honestly mistaken person, they either cease to be mistaken or cease to be honest.”
Samuel Koranteng-Pipim

“My appreciation goes to all of you who’ve been reading my commentary and analyses of the  GC Session in San Antonio, Texas, July 2-11, 2015. … It is gratifying to know that there are still serious Seventh-day Adventists around the world who have little value for sound bites, ideological propaganda, and political spins or vacuous declarations which insult the intelligence of Church members. The responses to my GC Session reports confirm that, serious members of our Church want substance, not hot air; they crave for nutritious food, not some empty-caloried junk-food. It is for the sake of such members that I write—and will continue to do so….

"Dire as circumstances may at times be, ultimately, it is one’s sense of identity and purpose that determines what one does. In my case, part of that purpose includes tackling controversial issues that some would rather want to avoid. Thus, over the years, I have not shied away from publishing such apologetic books like Searching the Scriptures, Receiving the Word, Must We Be Silent, Here We Stand, and Not for Sale. It should, therefore, come as no surprise that shortly before the 2015 GC Session, I also published the book COURAGE.
 
"And now, after the GC session, I'm sharing my views on some of the issues raised during and after San Antonio. Both on the mountain-tops and in the deep valleys—both in apparent successes & failures—I have refused to be silenced or silent. And as long as the Lord gives me breath I will continue to do so. "We can do nothing against the truth but for the truth" (2 Corinthians 13:8).

“On this wonderful note…I welcome you to…my report on the 2015 GC Session in San Antonio.”
 
[NOTE: The 2015 GG Report  was originally shared with my Facebook friends. It is reproduced here at the request of readers who do not have access to Facebook.--SKP] 
 
"Truth enlightens those who are willing to receive it and brings out the true nature of those opposed to it!" 
—Samuel Koranteng-Pipim
 
Previous Reports:
 






 
Next Reports:

8. “Church Manual Revisions”—Dr. Pipim’s GC Session Report—Part 8

9. “Working Policy or Biblical Principle?”—Dr. Pipim’s GC Session Report—Part 9

10. “Unity or Rebellion?”—Dr. Pipim’s GC Session Report—Part 10
 
 

NOTE: The Seventh-day Adventist Church has for the fourth time rejected the ordination of women at a General Conference Session. From the GC session in days of our early pioneers, including EGW (1881) till recent times (GC sessions in 1990, 1995, and 2015), the Church has refused to approve women's ordination. But do you know the biblical and theological basis for the church’s longstanding position? Do you know why the Church can passionately argue for the active participation of women in ministry and yet not encourage women's ordination? COURAGE provides you with the answers. It is arguably the clearest and most engaging work in the Church on the subject. Be informed of the facts, so you can give an intelligent answer to those who ask you. COURAGE is available as:

 

1. A FREE PDF download: 
            http://drpipim.org/documents/courage.pdf or
2. Ebook & Softcover Book