S ECRETARIAT A sacred cow is an individual, organization, institution, etc., considered to be exempt from criticism or questioning.
S ECRETARIAT Are there sacred cows in the Adventist Church?
S ECRETARIAT Baptism is of paramount importance.
S ECRETARIAT Nurture and membership care are not a priority, baptism is.
S ECRETARIAT We choose to look the other way when it comes to nurture and membership care.
S ECRETARIAT Post-baptismal care—whose responsibility is it?
S ECRETARIAT Members. “But that’s the pastor’s responsibility.”
S ECRETARIAT Pastor. “In seminary I was taught how to baptize, not nurture. It’s really the conference responsibility.”
S ECRETARIAT Conference administrator. “Don’t ask me. Nurture is not really my spiritual gift.”
S ECRETARIAT Union administrator. “What’s the next item on the agenda?”
Pontius Pilate syndrome CLAIMING INNOCENCE OF THE BLOOD OF NEW BELIEVERS IS: 1.Biblically indefensible 2.Theologically inaccurate 2.Ethically unjustifiable 3.Socially irresponsible 4.Morally reprehensible