@southmtnmanSorry. I meant SDA University. (I didn't realize my
mistake until after I sent it.)
Having lived in a city that was predominantly Seventh-Day Adventist, I would
note that there are also a lot of differences, some of which make Mormons look
almost mainstream. They have their own prophetess (Ellen White), push a
vegetarian diet on their members, as well as some very "unique"
teachings about the book of Revelation that they heavily promote. They put the
dozens of books by Ellen White on an equal footing with the Bible and are far
less tolerant of outsiders.
morpunktLLU is not "an LDS University".
As an LDS member and attending an LDS university, (Loma Linda University),
Physical Therapy program, I was amazed at so many similarities between my faith
and theirs. First of all, I never had to deal with anti-Mormon sentiment
of any kind. During this time I was also able to make very good friendships with
my classmates. The professors were also wonderful. To this day, I will always
cherish the loving friendship I had with my anatomy professor, Ronald Hershey.
Dr. Hershey is on my "top 10" list of most Christ-like people I have
ever met in my life. I still get emotional, just thinking about that great man.
The similarities ranged from the Adventist's concept of balancing
works with faith, tithing, brotherly love, testimony meetings, etc. Yes, true,
there were differences, of course, such as the Sabbath debate, their thoughts
about spirits, etc. But, I never felt like I was needing to deal with
contention. BTW-I always defend SDA people and continue to express my
gratitude for allowing me to attend their university and providing an avenue for
my career. May the Lord continue to bless them. Thank you, my SDA friends!
Nice article. The ladies from his church displayed a wonderfule example of
loving the sinner while not condoning the sin. A harder road to follow than the
"tolerance highay", but surely one our Savior expects us to follow.....