aninwardrevolution-deactivated2 asked: I like your page, just wanted to know if it is coincidental or a conscious choice that most of the questions you answer generally are answered using what could be perceived as your own reasoning versus the bible... I say this because you rarely quote from the bible when answering.
Both Howie and I answer questions, so we’ll both be answering this question separately.
Whenever we get a question that is based on something in the Bible or doctrine, we do our best to research as much as possible. (That’s usually why it takes us so long to answer questions). I guess one example of those could be our jewelry multipost, but we have other ones as well. The thing is, as of late, we’ve been getting a lot of questions that are either opinion-based or don’t have a solid biblical answer. Just looking at some of our more recent questions in our Q&A tag, they’ve been about temporary hair color, Illuminati, how to fight porn addictions, the documentary called Seventh-Gay Adventists, and so on. If you look at some of our older questions, like ones on jewelry, homosexuality, guardian angels, or (hahaha) duck meat, we try to find as much information as we can in the Bible as well as in the writings of Ellen G. White and the official writings of the church. But, with the questions that are more opinion based, we do give our informed opinions based on the teachings of the Bible and the church.
Hope that helps to answer your question (from my side, at least),
You know, Yvonne’s already touched on pretty much everything in regards there. However, there is one thing I’d like to add, and that’s that sometimes there are relatively few places in the Bible where a subject is broached, and the only way to go about finding the answer is through extrapolation. The Bible does hold up to logical scrutiny in my experience, and God made us as rational creatures. Reasoning from point to point is acceptable, as long as you don’t stray too far with your inferences and as long as each point doesn’t conflict with established truths.
Like I said, Yvonne touched on everything else. I just felt I had to go outta the way to make my bit here as long as hers to justify making her wait for me to throw in my two cents before throwing it in the queue :P.