Posted by: adventlife | May 19, 2017

A New Pro-life Voice in Adventism, by Nic Samojluk

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You might be aware that there is a new pro-life voice in Adventism—a powerful voice reminiscent of the voice of the Old Testament prophets and the reformers of the past—calling Adventists to prayer, fasting, repentance and reformation before the great Day of the Lord.

This voice was not born in academia, but rather in a U.S. jail cell thanks to amazing transforming power of the Holy Spirit. If you have any doubts of what I am saying, please take the time to watch the following video in which the author–Andrew Michell–a convert of the ministry of Doug Batchelor, tells the incredible and miraculous story of his conversion as the result of reading the Bible for the first time in his life while incarcerated in a solitary cell in a U.S. prison.

The unusual transformation of this former prison inmate was so great that the governor of the state granted him–over the objection of state attorneys–a full pardon for his crimes—an action so rare that even the prison officials had a hard time believing what had transpired that 2005 memorable day in the history of this man of God.

Since that day, Michell has told the story of his conversion to spellbound Adventist audiences on a large number of occasions in different countries of the world– including Southern California, U.S.A. Here is a link to one of those occasions:

Convicted: the amazing conversion story of Andrew Michell

Link: https://youtu.be/E3JvJk-8js4

When Michell joined the Adventist Church twelve years ago, he was sure that the church he was joining was pro-life. He was shocked when, many years later, he discovered to his great surprise and disappointment that this was not so. This experience prompted him to embrace his current pro-life mission of warning fellow Adventist of this morally anomalous situation.

Allow me to share with you one of his recent pro-life videos that made a great impact on my thinking. In it he describes an Adventist Church located at the Los Alamitos Horse Race Course, built with blood money generated from the killing of 250,000 innocent unborn children and the gambling business. Please, watch it and let me know what is your reaction to this alarming discovery he made and documented so well:

Adventists build church at horse racing track honoring notorious abortionist. Unbelievable!

Link.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nemb0OE7XE

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My Comments: Jesus said that we cannot serve God and money at the same time, but it looks like we Adventist have found a way of doing this with apparent impunity. That Adventist church was built with blood money and money derived from gambling—a practice condemned by the General Conference

Judas returned the 30 pieces of silver to those who purchased the blood of Jesus Christ, should we Adventist follow his example and return all the financial contributions of this abortionist who deprived of life over 250,000 innocent unborn children

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“No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.” [Matthew 6:24]

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My Comment: If you failed to figure out the lyrics, I posted them for you below:

She sat cold in a waiting room
Frightened and all alone
Watched the clock tick down
Knowing that her baby would soon be gone
Her head slung low, so embarrassed
She was 13 years old
She felt a kick inside as a reminder
Of a life she couldn’t show
Then she heard a voice inside say “Run away!
It was a mistake, but don’t throw your child away!”
Then she fell into a light sleep
Had a dream about a little girl
There was a birthday cake and three candles
She was living in another world
She saw the little girl become a woman
Living in a happy home
Then she was suddenly awakened
By a voice that called her name
They said, “Don’t worry, you’ll be fine
You’re still young, we see this all the time.”
Right then the Lord began to speak:
“You’re not taking this one! She’s Mine!
She’ll grow up and seek My name
You’re not taking her! She’s Mine!
And you’re not taking her this time
No, you’re not taking her this time.”
She laid flat on the table
She asked “Please, can I talk to someone?”
But a headstrong woman with a blank stare
Said “We’ve gotta get this done.”
Then she cried out, “Lord, please help me!
I’ve got to get to a phone!
I need to call my momma
To help me find my baby a home!”
They said, “Don’t worry, you’ll be fine
You’re still young, we see this all the time.”
Right then the Lord began to speak:
“You’re not taking this one! She’s Mine!
She’ll grow up to seek My name
You’re not taking her this time
I decided before time began
Her name is written in the Book
They didn’t have the power to take her life
They’re not taking her – she’s Mine!
You’re not taking her this time
No, you’re not taking her this time.”
This time
No, you’re not taking her this time

Posted by: adventlife | April 25, 2017

Walla Walla General Hospital Sold for $14 Million

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“In repeating nearly the same path followed by Adventist Health System in Colorado just over 20 years ago, in which three SDA hospitals were given to the Catholic Church, Walla Walla General Hospital (WWGH), a health-care facility wholly owned by the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Walla Walla, Washington, is being sold to the Catholic-owned Providence Health & Services for $14 million dollars payable in installments over 24 years.

So, this sale is even worse than the process as was done in Colorado when our hospitals were given away to the Catholic church’s Centura Health, with little to show for it except they let us keep the name “Adventist” on the front of the hospitals.

One thinks back to the entreating words of Ellen White, “You are not to unite with unbelievers in medical work” (Medical Ministry, p. 45). …

My Comment: This article published by Fulcrum 7 generated over 400 comments in a short time. One of those comments suggested that it was God’s way to bring the number of abortions down to zero—Catholics do not offer abortion services to their patients. Another blogger added that if Adventist were to transfer all their hospitals to Catholics, the number of abortion victims would disappear in the medical institutions formerly owned by the Adventist Church.

More: http://www.fulcrum7.com/news/2017/4/7/walla-walla-general-hospital-sold-for-14-million

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOerfRUEFEY&feature=em-share_video_user

Posted by: adventlife | April 25, 2017

Advent Life News Stories you Might Have Missed

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In this report, I would like to highlight three outstanding stories:

No Barking Dogs In Loma Linda

Link: http://www.fulcrum7.com/blog/2017/4/13/no-barking-dogs-in-loma-linda

This story, published by “Fulcrum 7,” generated 451 comments in merely 12 days

Walla Walla General Hospital Sold for $14 Million

Link: http://www.fulcrum7.com/news/2017/4/7/walla-walla-general-hospital-sold-for-14-million

This story generated 429 comments so far, and in one of them one blogger suggested that if all the Adventist hospitals were sold to the Catholic Church, like WWGH, the lives of many victims of abortions would drop to zero.

“Parody on Stealing,” by Doug Yowell

Link: https://adventlifenews.wordpress.com/2017/04/24/parody-on-stealing-by-doug-yowell-introduction-comments-by-nic-samojluk/

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Here is a list of other news items you might have missed if you are not following “Advent Life News.” To see the list, click on the following Internet Links:

https://adventlifenews.wordpress.com/2017/04/

https://adventlifenews.wordpress.com/2017/03/

https://adventlifenews.wordpress.com/2017/02/

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If you are familiar with our Adventist “Guidelines on Abortion” you will probably realize the irony of trying to justify the violation of one of God’s Commandments on the basis of the freedom God has granted us to disobey his basic rules of decency, integrity and honesty.

In the event you have never read our Adventist Guidelines on Abortion, I would suggest you do so before reading Yowell’s parody on stealing. Here is a link:

Link: http://www.adventist.org/en/information/official-statements/guidelines/article/go/0/abortion/

Parody on Stealing a Human Being’s Life

1)Private property is a magnificent gift of God. God’s ideal for human beings affirms private stewardship and requires respect for those things accumulated. However, decisions about private property must be made in the context of a fallen world. Stealing is never an action of little moral consequence. Thus, private property must not be thoughtlessly taken. Stealing should be performed only for the most serious reasons.

2) Stealing is one of the tragic dilemmas of human fallenness. The church should offer gracious support to those who personally face the decision concerning theft. Attitudes of condemnation are inappropriate in those who have accepted the gospel. Christians are commissioned to become a loving, caring community of faith that assists those in crisis as alternatives are considered.

3) In practical, tangible ways the church as a supportive community should express it’s commitment to the value of privately owned property. These ways should include: (a)strengthening family relationships, (b)educating every person concerning Christian principles of property management, (c)emphasizing responsibility of all for family budgeting, (d)calling all to be responsible for the consequences of spending behaviors that are inconsistent with Christian principles, (e)creating a safe climate for ongoing discussion of the moral questions associated with stealing, (f)offering support and assistance to those who choose to steal in order to feed their families, and (g)encouraging and assisting both parents to participate responsibly in insuring the financial and dietary needs of their children. The church also should commit itself to assist in alleviating the unfortunate social, economic, and psychological factors that may lead to stealing and to care for those suffering the consequences of individual decisions on this issue.

4)The church does not serve as conscience for individuals; however, it should provide moral guidance. Stealing for reasons of economic stability, product selection, or personal gain is not condoned by the church. People, at times, however, may face exceptional circumstances that present moral dilemmas, such as significant health threats to the lives of the family providers, excessive tax liabilities, employer fraud, loss of financial investments, rejection of unemployment or disability benefits, future budgetary capability carefully diagnosed by a certified accountant, loss of total assets from actions of other’s criminal behavior. The final decision whether or not to steal should be made by the individual family provider after appropriate consultation.

5)Christians acknowledge as first and foremost their accountability to God. They seek balance between the exercise of individual liberty and their accountability to the faith community and the larger society and it’s laws. They make their choices according to Scripture and the laws of God rather than the norms of society. Therefore, any attempts to coerce people to steal or not to steal should be rejected as infringements of personal freedom.

6)Church institutions should be provided with guidelines for developing their own institutional policies in harmony with this statement. Persons having a religious or ethical objection to stealing should not be required to participate in the process or encouragement of stealing.

7) Church members should be encouraged to participate in the ongoing consideration of their moral responsibilities with regard to stealing in the light of Scripture.

Doug Yowell

My Comments: After reading the above parody on stealing, you will probably agree with me that it would be ridiculous for the church to approve a document with guidance to the proper attitude towards stealing.

If this is the case, how did the church dare to create a document designed to provide guidance on the killing of innocent unborn human beings? Is killing a lesser crime than stealing, rape, or the sexual abuse of children?

If stealing, if rape, if the sexual abuse of children are wrong, how in the world do we justify the creation of a document designed to justify killing under a variety of circumstances such as rape, incest, malformation and the mental health of a pregnant woman?

If we let the rapist live, how come we condemn to death the innocent victim of rape? In the case of mental health, there is hope for recovery for the woman. The victim of abortion has no such hope!

Nic Samojluk

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Pastor Ted Wilson, the president of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, has been reminding us that we are “the people of the Book.” If this is the case, how come we can’t get an answer dealing with abortion from “the Book?

I and other Adventist prolifers have written to the General Conference more than once asking for the reason our church decided to “lean towards abortion” back in 1970, and why we allowed our Adventist hospitals to offer elective abortions to their patients beginning on that date. The answer I and others received in response to our query was: “Read our Guidelines on Abortion.”

Is the document known as guidelines on abortion in the Bible? The answer is “NO.” It was created by Adventist theologians who were given the task of finding a justification for what the Law given by God to humanity forbids: “You shall not murder.”

Compare this answer with the response we get when someone askes: “Why do we keep the Sabbath as the sacred day of rest?” The answer we get is from the Book: “Read Exodus 20.”

Why can’t we get a similar response from “the Book” when we inquire for the reason our church abandoned the pro-life policy on human life and embraced the pro-choice/pro-abortion position on this life and death issue? Why can’t we get an answer from “the Book” on this question?

Do you see a problem here? Why can’t our church show some consistency when dealing with the right to life of the unborn? Why when asked about the Sabbath we are directed to the Bible, but when dealing with killing—something that the Book forbids—we are led to a tradition established in 1970 by mere fallible men?

I suggest that you watch a video created by a young evangelist named Andrew Michell, and then tell me what you think regarding this anomalous situation in the church:

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxMGxGw9oGY&feature=youtu.be

Posted by: adventlife | February 23, 2017

Teaching Versus Practice, by Nic Samojluk

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You are probably aware that the story of Desmond T Doss is being widely viewed thanks to the publication of the “Hacksaw Ridge” film which has captivated the attention of the entire world.

The hero of this dramatic artistic production did faithfully follow the pro-life teachings of the Adventist Church, and he did so under the most trying circumstances. He refused to carry a gun even in self defense, and he managed to save the life of 75 American soldiers.

His actions contrasts with the behavior of the General Conference that authorized in 1970 the offering of elective abortions to their hospital patients. Please, click on the following link and post your comments there:

Link: https://disqus.com/home/channel/adventismabortion/discussion/channel-adventismabortion/teaching_versus_practice/

Posted by: adventlife | February 19, 2017

Advent Life News Stories you Might Have Missed

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Here is a list of news items you might have missed if you are not following “Advent Life News”:

To see the list, click on the following Internet Links:

https://adventlifenews.wordpress.com/2017/02/

https://adventlifenews.wordpress.com/2017/01/

https://adventlifenews.wordpress.com/2017/01/page/2/

https://adventlifenews.wordpress.com/2016/12/

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Posted by: adventlife | February 13, 2017

Adventist Evangelism & Full Disclosure

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Full disclosure is expected and required in the sale of products to the general public. It is expected in the industry and medicine. A physician who hides the fact that his patient has a terminal disease runs the risk of loosing his license to practice medicine; a Realtor who fails to disclose to a potential buyer that the house he is about to purchase is full of termites is exposing himself to a lawsuit; a car manufacturer who fails to correct a serious mechanical defect is liable to face an expensive eventual recall of its product and a multi million dollar payment for damages

My question is: Do Adventist evangelists, who are selling a spiritual product to the public, free from the full disclosure laws expected from industry, medicine, and the sale of real estate? Can Adventist evangelist hide from those interested in joining our denomination any serious doctrinal defects with total impunity? Is honesty les important in the “sale” of spiritual products to the trustful public?

  1. In 1970 the Adventist Church did allow our Adventist hospitals to engage in elective abortions to their patients and thousands of innocent unborn babies perished inside many of our medical facilities. Should our evangelists disclose this fact to those contemplating joining the Adventist denomination?
  2. Our Adventist evangelists describe our church as a God’s Law keeping organization, but fail to disclose the fact that we have replaced the Sixth Commandment of the Decalogue with a document we created known as Guidelines on Abortion that justifies the killing of innocent unborn children under a variety of circumstances, including rape, incest, and even when an unwanted pregnancy affects the mental health of a pregnant woman. The result is that a perfectly formed unborn baby is sacrificed for the sake of convenience. And let’s not forget that a victim of rape can eventually recover from the terrible ordeal, while the victim of abortion has no such hope. The act is final and irreversible. Should Adventist evangelists disclose this to those interested in joining the church?:
  3. Our Adventist evangelist traditionally describe the Catholic Church as guilty of having altered the Fourth Commandment of he Decalogue, but we are silent about the fact that we Adventists have done the same to the Sixth one. Technically speaking we are keeping only Nine of God’s Commandments. Should our Adventist evangelists disclose this to those ready to join God’s Remnant church?
  4. When our Adventist denomination was founded, our leaders were definitely pro-life and they condemned abortion without any hesitation or euphemism. They were not afraid to label abortion as “murder” and a direct violation of God’s precepts. Should our Adventist evangelists reveal this in their evangelistic efforts?
  5. Our flagship university, LLU, has replaced the traditional “Hippocratic Oath” that forbade abortion with the “Physician’s Oath” in order to make room for abortion. Should those who preach the Gospel reveal this unfortunate fact to those ready to join the church by baptism?
  6. Two of our best known universities, LLU and LSU, are honoring the most infamous serial unborn child killer in the history of California, a man who became a millionaire by poisoning and dismembering the bodies of innocent unborn babies. He is known to have aborted at least 250 victims during his nefarious career. His name is listed among the most notable financial donors to these Adventist schools. His main focus was on killing as many Blacks and Hispanics as he could, and LSU built the Edward Allred Learning Center in his honor. Should this shameful fact be disclosed in our evangelistic efforts?

I am convinced that it is high time for our Adventist evangelist to embrace the full disclosure rules that are prevalent in manufacturing, industry, commerce, and real estate. People working for the Gospel should excel in matters of disclosure and honesty. There is no excuse for hiding major defects in the product we are selling to the public. We are selling the good name of our Adventist denomination, but those joining the church are unaware of the fact that we have compromised with evil on the matter of abortion.

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“‘Cursed be anyone who takes a bribe to shed innocent blood.’” [Deuteronomy 27:25]

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