Posted by: adventlife | November 25, 2015

Gosnell & the Trial of the Century

Gosnell & the Trial of the Century

President Obama’s and the Media’s Silence About the “Trial of the Century”

You may wonder how come President Obama and the public media are ignoring this story which has been described as “the trial of the century.” Obama’s excuse is that he cannot comment on an “active trial.”

Does this make sense? Notice that one month after the shooting of Trayvon Martin, he said, “it is absolutely imperative that we investigate every aspect of this, and that everybody pulls together – federal, state and local – to figure out exactly how this tragedy happened.”

And when his Obamacare was being litigated at the Supreme Court, didn’t he publicly voice his opinion about the case? How come he now is so reticent about commenting on the murder of a woman and of seven born alive babies—which is equivalent to infanticide?

This morning, in his speech at a Planned Parenthood event, he glorified the work of this organization whose expertise is the killing of innocent unborn babies, but said nothing about the atrocities committed by the infamous Dr. Gosnell.

And why the public media silence on this issue that prompted 21 conservative leaders to sign a letter “demanding coverage of the gruesome trial”? Could this be “because they feared it would undermine their political stance on abortion.”

President Obama’s Infanticide Vote When he Was an Illinois Senator


When the Born Alive Bill was being discussed at the State of Illinois Senate, Barack Obama voted against it on the excuse that it would infringe on women’s right to abortion. Here is what Rush Limbaugh said about this:

Obama’s infanticide vote was the ‘most shocking, underreported, significant story I can ever remember’

Testimony of Rep. Steve Scalise

Here is what Rep. Steve Scalise said:  “If someone went into a hospital and shot seven babies and a mother with an AK-47, the media coverage surrounding the trial would rival a natural disaster, yet seven babies and a mother are dead at the hands of an abortion doctor using a scalpel, and the mainstream media’s silence on this story is deafening.

By failing to cover this story and turning their backs on the culture of abortion in this country, the media has failed in their duty to provide unbiased coverage of this horrific tragedy.” [See and similar stories dealing with abortionist Gosnell!]

A few days ago three victims died as the result of two bombings in Boston and there was an immediate outcry by the media and the story has been alive in the news nonstop since. Gosnell is being tried for the murder of eight human beings, but reporters have no interest in the outcome of this legal action. Can someone explain this to me?

Some may ask: How did this doctor manage to carry out this illegal activity for so many years without any supervision from health authorities? The answer is quite simple. He was under the protection of those in power who ignored their duty to inspect the premises of Gosnell abortion clinic for fifteen years.

Under Oath Testimony by Gosnell’s Abortion Clinic Workers

Here is an example of some of the under oath comments made by those who worked in his clinic and saw first hand the incredible disregard of human life and the proper care exhibited by this abortion practitioner:

Seven Abortions Finished After the Babies Birth

A former Kermit Gosnell employee testified that she saw more than 14 babies born alive; at least seven of them were killed by severing their spinal chord.

“One of her photographs, shown to jurors on a large screen, showed specimen jars containing the feet of aborted fetuses, which Dr. Gosnell said he kept for DNA purposes. Another showed ‘the largest baby she had ever seen’ aborted at the clinic. The gestational age has been estimated by some trial experts to be nearly 30 weeks. …

Gosnell stands accused of seven counts of first degree murder in the death of seven viable babies prosecutors say Gosnell aborted alive and then murdered by slitting their spinal cords; and one count of third degree murder in the death of a woman who died from an overdose of Demerol and other pain killers administered by Gosnell’s untrained employees.”

A Born Alive Baby Swimming for his Life Inside the Toilet

While she worked for Gosnell, Cross testified that at least twice a day, six days a week, babies would “precipitate” or be birthed before Gosnell ever arrived. She said “Dr. Steve” – Steven Massof, an unlicensed medical school graduate with a ghoulish curiosity about abortions – would be there to snip the babies’ necks. She saw him do it around 50 times. When babies “precipitated” in Gosnell’s presence, he would do the dirty deed himself.

Cross sometimes worked from 8:00 am until 3:00 the next morning helping with procedures. She routinely saw babies born alive, moving, breathing, and moaning.

“Once in Gosnell’s absence, Cross saw a large baby delivered into the toilet. She saw his little arms and legs moving in a swimming motion as he struggled to get out of the toilet bowl. Cross held her hands 12-16 inches apart to demonstrate to the jury how big the baby was. Adrienne Moton, who was the first worker to testify for the prosecution, snipped the baby’s neck in front of the mother while she sat bleeding into the toilet. Moton then took the body away and put it into a container.

A Born Alive Baby Breathing on its Own for 20 Minutes Prior to Being Killed

In 2009, Cross testified that another co-worker, Linda Williams, called Cross over to see a baby that had just been born. Cross saw the baby’s chest heaving up and down in steady breathing motions. Linda reached down and lifted the baby’s hand up, but the newborn pulled it away on its own strength. Cross said she saw the baby breathing for about 20 minutes before Williams murdered the child by severing its spinal cord with scissors. Cross demonstrated again with her hands that the baby was about a foot long. …”

Pretty much everyone who worked for Gosnell administered medications without supervision, even though none were qualified to do so. …

Fed up with the conditions and the appalling way women were treated at Gosnell’s clinic, in 2008 Cross began to document the clinic’s horrific conditions with her personal camera. The full-color photos were shown to a darkened courtroom on the large viewing screen. …

In 2009, Cross again became pregnant. This time she decided to keep her baby. Again, Gosnell was not pleased. He confronted her and attempted to pressure her into an abortion. He wrote her letters to her continuing to question her decision. “How can you work here being pregnant?” he asked. He offered her a discount on her abortion. Gosnell’s attitude toward her pregnancy offended Cross. Wasn’t it supposed to be her choice?

Posted by: adventlife | November 25, 2015

Origen del Himno “Oh, Cuan Dulce es Fiar en Cristo”

Cercano está Jehová a los quebrantados de corazón. Salmos 34:18.

La vida de Luisa cambió en un instante. En un momento estaba gozando del tibio calor del sol, escuchando el romper de la olas en una playa de Long Beach, y al momento siguiente quedó horrorizada. Ella y su esposo, junto con su hija de cuatro años, se sorprendieron al escuchar los gritos desesperado de un niño que se ahogaba. El esposo de Luisa trató de salvarlo, pero el niño lo sumergió bajo el agua. Ambos se ahogaron delante de Luisa y su niña de cuatro años que observaban en estado de shock.

Luisa Stead era una inmigrante en Norteamérica. Ella y su esposo habían llegado recientemente a Nueva York con su hija, en busca de una vida mejor. Ahora se sentía como una mujer extraña en una tierra extraña, sin familiar, amigos ni sostén. No tenía de quien depender excepto el Señor. Ella y su hija vivían en abyecta pobreza. Hubo veces en que tenían muy poco para comer. Una mañana ella llegó al final de sus recursos, sin dinero o comida. Luego de buscar sinceramente a Dios, Luisa abrió la puerta del frente. Para su sorpresa, descubrió que alguien había dejado comida y dinero en su puerta. Con profunda gratitud ella escribió este himno:

¡Oh, cuán dulce es fiar en Cristo / y entregarle todo a El, / esperar en sus promesas,/ y en sus sendas serle fiel! /¡Cristo! ¡Cristo! ¡Cuanto te amo! / Tu poder probaste en mí. / ¡Cristo! ¡Cristo!, puro y santo, / siempre quiero fiar en ti”.

Una vida llena de confianza es dulce . Nos hace descansar de toda ansiedad absorbente. Nos libra de la preocupación paralizante. Provee un escape de las tinieblas depresivas que quitan la luz de nuestros ojos y el gozo de nuestras almas. “Cuando por fe nos asimos de su fuerza, El cambiará, cambiará en forma maravillosa el porvenir sin esperanza y descorazonador. El hará esto para la gloria de su nombre” (Testim. T8, p12).

Al igual que Stead, nosotros también podemos vivir la dulce vida de confianza. En la adversidad también podemos cantar. “Es muy dulce fiar en Cristo, y cumplir su voluntad, no dudando su palabra, siempres andando en la verdad. Siempre quiero fiar en Cristo, mi precioso Salvador, que en la vida y en la muerte me sostiene con su Amor”.

Cualesquiera sean las circunstancias de tu vida hoy, Dios ve. Dios conoce. Dios entiende. Dios te esta sosteniendo.

¡OH, cuán dulce es fiar en Cristo!

Adventist Health
I received the following message this morning from a motivated pro-life Adventist who shares my concern about the way our church did compromise with evil on the issue of abortion. Here is what he said, followed by my response to his email:

“I am aware that another General Conference session is coming up … It has occurred to me that if a delegate would make a motion to change some of the wording in the Guidelines on Abortion, it might well pass. Even a small change like adding the word “physical” before the women’s health exception or eliminating that exception entirely might well tighten the screws on the loose abortion policy in some of our medical institutions. Honestly, I would like the Guidelines on Abortion to be completely re-written, but if the church isn’t ready to do that, they may be willing to at least reconsider the women’s health exception, which I think is the biggest loophole in the document. What do you think? Am I off base or on target with my suggestion? And could a delegate be persuaded to follow through with this?


Posted by: adventlife | November 25, 2015

Adventists’ Women’s Ordination? – A KID’S PLEA?


My comment: Do you think that this young kid did the research for this sermon, or did he simply memorize what someone else prepared for him? Contrast this sermon with that of Loma Linda University Church Senior Pastor Randy Roberts as he defends Women’s’ Ordination

Posted by: adventlife | November 18, 2015

A Country Run by Amateurs

U.S. Congress

“If you can get arrested for hunting or fishing without a license, but not for entering and remaining in the country illegally,

If you have to get your parents’ permission to go on a field trip or to take an aspirin in school, but not to get an abortion,

If you MUST show your identification to board an airplane, cash a check, buy liquor, or check out a library book and rent a video, but not to vote for who runs the government,

If, in the nation’s largest city, you can buy two 16-ounce sodas, but not one 24-ounce soda, because 24-ounces of a sugary drink might make you fat,

If an 80-year-old woman who is confined to a wheelchair or a three-year-old girl can be strip-searched by the TSA at the airport, but a woman in a burka or a hijab is only subject to having her neck and head searched,

If your government believes that the best way to eradicate trillions of dollars of debt is to spend trillions more,

If a seven-year-old boy can be thrown out of school for saying his teacher is “cute” but hosting a sexual exploration or diversity class in grade school is perfectly acceptable,

If hard work and success are met with higher taxes and more government regulation and intrusion, while not working is rewarded with Food Stamps, WIC checks, Medicaid benefits, subsidized housing, and free cell phones,

If you pay your mortgage faithfully, denying yourself the newest big-screen TV, while your neighbor buys iPhones, time shares, a wall-sized do-it-all plasma screen TV, and new cars, and the government forgives his debt when he defaults on his mortgage,

You might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by amateurs.

Adapted from Jeff Foxworthy

Posted by: adventlife | November 17, 2015

What Donald Trump Doesn’t Know About Ben Carson’s faith

Carson's church

A Few Quotes from U.S.A Today:

“In what might well be a “dog whistle” statement aimed at alienating evangelical Christian voters in Iowa who like Dr. Ben Carson, real estate magnate Donald Trump last Saturday delivered a oblique judgment of the neurosurgeon’s faith:

“I’m Presbyterian, boy, that’s down the middle of the road, folks, in all fairness. I mean, Seventh-day Adventist, I don’t know about. I just don’t know about.” …

But the church of Carson’s choice — and, since 1999, mine — has already touched the lives of multiple millions, even if they don’t realize it. …

Did you have cereal for breakfast? Thank W.K. Kellogg, who along with his brother, physician John Harvey Kellogg, adopted health principles promoted by Ellen G. White, a pioneering co-founder of the Adventist movement. …

Do you know an infant who received a heart transplant? You can credit Dr. Leonard Bailey, a surgeon at Loma Linda University Medical Center in California for research that made such procedures better. …

Loma Linda University Medical Center also led out in proton therapy for prostate cancer, saving an untold number of lives. …

The Adventist lifestyle, which encourages abstinence from alcohol, tobacco, caffeine and meat, is credited with extending lifespan. …

What Donald Trump doesn’t know about Seventh-day Adventism could perhaps fill a book or two. …”


Additional Facts Trump Probably Doesn’t Know About Carson’s Faith

In addition to the items enumerated by the USA Today I would like to add the following facts Donald Trump may not know about Carson’s faith:

A. In 1970 the Adventist Church abandoned the pro-life stance on abortion instituted by Dr. Kellogg and the Adventist pioneers and embraced the pro-choice position that favors the practice of killing of innocent unborn children under a variety of circumstances, including when the pregnancy is the result of rape, when there is evidence of malformation in the developing baby, and when the unwanted pregnancy begins to affect the “mental health” of the pregnant female.


B. The Adventist guidelines on abortion opened the door for elective abortions. Notice the following declaration published a couple of decades later by a leading Adventist magazine:

“So what is the truth about Adventism and abortion? Is abortion on demand the norm for Adventist health institutions? On this question M. C. Midkiff said, “I believe if you do a bit of research you will find that the majority of Adventist hospitals permit abortion on request.”  … [Emphasis supplied]


C. Even today the Adventist Health System, which controls the operation of a large number of Adventist hospitals, follows the abortion guidelines referenced above. This fact was confirmed to me by email not long ago:

“Hi Nic –
Regarding your request for our policy/practice regarding termination of pregnancy:
Adventist Health System is dedicated to the preservation of life and the welfare of every human being that is cared for in our hospitals. When a situation requires the termination of pregnancy be considered, we follow the guidelines set forth by the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.


D. In order to make room for abortion in Adventist medical institutions, our Loma Linda University abandoned the abortion prohibition found in the Hippocratic Oath and replaced it with the following statement found in its Physician’s Oath:

“I will maintain the utmost respect for human life. I will not use my medical knowledge contrary to the laws of humanity. I will respect the rights and decision of my patients.”


The Need for a Full Disclosure

Some individuals have suggested to me that it is wrong to disclose serious defects connected with the doctrinal teachings of our church. I disagree! I first learned the importance of full disclosure when I applied for a Real Estate License many decades ago. I was instructed that I had the ethical duty to share with potential buyers physical defects of the property I was showing and that my real estate license could be in jeopardy in the event I failed in this duty.

My question is: Should Adventist pastors and evangelists be free from a similar duty to disclose known doctrinal errors connected with the Adventist Church to interested individuals who were considering joining the church by baptism?

I used to give Bible studies to non-Adventists when I was younger. Could I do this today with a clear conscience and inform interested individuals that our Adventist Church teaches that we believe in the permanence and validity of God’s Ten Commandment when I know that this is a false claim?

How could I do this knowing that the Sixth Commandment has been modified and replaced by our “Guidelines on Abortion”? I have written to the General Conference asking why our Adventist hospitals have been offering abortion services to their patients. The response I received was: “Read our abortion guidelines.”

Suppose I am giving a Bible study to an interested individual and I am asked why we believe in abortion, could I give this kind of response? Should I not use the Bible to justify our doctrinal beliefs? Isn’t this what we do when someone asks us why we worship on the biblical Sabbath?

Our “Guidelines on Abortion” is a human document. Can we base our beliefs on human tradition instead of a “Thus said the Lord”? My hope and my prayer is that our church will repent of this departure from moral duty.

Posted by: adventlife | November 12, 2015

Advent Life News Stories you Might Have Missed

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

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To avoid missing future postings, make sure to click on the FOLLOW option located at the top of the Advent Life News page. If you are following Advent Life, you need to also follow Advent Life News This will enable you to receive a message in your email box automatically every time we publish a new item.

Carson's church

As I read the following political report, authored by Jessica Taylor, I was surprised by the following description of the Adventist beliefs regarding abortion. Surprised because it is evidently misleading.

“Carson has drawn scrutiny for some of his comments on abortion and other social issues. Where does the church stand on those?

The church says it does not condone abortion except in cases to save the life of the mother, and abortions are not performed in any of its hospitals. …”



My Comments: Jessica Taylor, the author of this article, seems to have relied on Google for the information she provided about the beliefs of the Adventist church regarding abortion, and based on the facts I have discovered as a result of careful research, I am convinced that her statement is misleading and unreliable.

A person reading her report will be led to believe that the Adventist church is pro-life, when in fact it is definitely pro-choice. All the reader needs to do to verify this is to inspect the following documents that have been published by the Adventist and public media. Here is a small sample:

A. The Testimony of Adventist Historian George Gainer

George Gainer, a respectable Adventist historian, wrote a well documented report dealing with this issue. In it, he provided a step by step account of the development of the Adventist policy on abortion, a document known as Guidelines on Abortion approved by the General Conference Autumn Council in 1992.

It is regrettable to say that said document opened the door for elective abortion in many of our Adventist hospitals. This abrupt change in policy took place in 1970 and thousands of innocent unborn babies were slaughtered inside our own medical institutions.

Recently, the tendency has been to let abortion clinics handle this kind of business and our Shady Grove Hospital in Maryland does have such a clinic. In other instances, office space is rented out by our hospitals to abortion doctors.

Some years ago, I publicly asked this question in the city of Redlands, and Ted Wilson, our General Conference president, responded that the number of abortions done inside our Adventist hospitals is almost down to ZERO. But he added that abortions are now performed inside abortion clinics. What difference does this make for the unborn? The result is the same: a death baby.

Ref. : “Abortion: history of Adventist guidelines”

B. The Evidence Found in the Guidelines on Abortion Document itself

Said document justifies the killing of innocent unborn children under a variety of circumstances, including cases of rape, incest, malformations, and when the unwanted pregnancy affects the mental health of the pregnant woman. Mental health includes, of course, the depression caused by an unwanted pregnancy. And do not forget that this kind of depression is a temporary condition, while the abortion is permanent and irreversible.


C. The Testimony of the Adventist Health System Representative

Recently I wrote to the Adventist Health System which controls the activities of a large number of Adventist hospitals, and here is the response I received from the AHS representative:

Hi Nic,

Regarding your request for our policy/practice regarding termination of pregnancy:
Adventist Health System is dedicated to the preservation of life and the welfare of every human being that is cared for in our hospitals. When a situation requires the termination of pregnancy be considered, we follow the guidelines set forth by the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.


D. The Evidence Provided by Another Adventist Representative

Some years ago, when Adventists were competing against the Catholic organization for the privilege of building a new hospital in Germantown, Maryland, here is the argument the Adventist representative provided:

“Adventist HealthCare is owned by the Seventh Day Adventist Church, which has no religious policies governing health care. Adventist hospitals perform abortions and provide a full range of reproductive care, Parris said.

“We understand that these are decisions made between a woman and her physician, and we do not interfere with that individual decision,” she said. …”


In the event you are still unconvinced, let me know and I will provide additional evidence that our Adventist Church is pro-choice instead of pro-life. The church’s argument is: We are neutral on this issue. How can the church be neutral on a major moral issue like the violation of the biblical injunction against murder? We need to repent of this serious moral sin and seek forgiveness from the Creator of life.

Posted by: adventlife | October 19, 2015

Advent Life News Stories you Might Have Missed

missed the boat

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:

To avoid missing future postings, make sure to click on the FOLLOW option located at the top of the Advent Life News page. If you are following Advent Life, you need to also follow Advent Life News This will enable you to receive a message in your email box automatically every time we publish a new item.

Posted by: adventlife | October 12, 2015

Promoting Life the Adventist Way, by Nic Samojluk

The SG meets with Secretary-General meeting with Elder Ted N.C. Wilson (President, Seventh-Day Adventist Church) and delegation (Including Ambassador Joseph Vernon Reed)
As I was reviewing the latest Adventist Review news, the following title caught my attention because as far as I remember our church has never shown interest in participating in ecumenical activities:

“Why Adventists Participate in UN and Ecumenical Meetings” [1]

I had barely finished reading the third paragraph and immersing myself in the fourth one when another big surprise hit me really hard:

“It is legitimate for all people of goodwill to unite to save lives, to protect lives, and to affirm the importance and sacredness of life. It is even urgent for all people to partner to make this world a better place for all human beings, contributing to better health, education, and humanitarian work in all dignity, freedom, justice, peace, and fraternity.

All the services and activities of the Seventh-day Adventist Church seek to promote life — and life in abundance. In the fulfillment of the church’s mission …”

I had to read the following statement several times to make sure I was not dreaming—it said:

“All the services and activities of the Seventh-day Adventist Church seek to promote life” —

My Question: Does this statement agree with the facts? Do all our services and activities seek to promote life? Do our pro-choice services and activities promote life?

Back in 1970 our church allowed our hospitals to offer elective abortions to their patients, and several of our hospitals took advantage of this opportunity to profit from the killing of innocent unborn children. [2] Did these services and activities promote life? How can killing promote life? In most cases, murder tends to incite additional killings.

Do our “Guidelines on Abortion” [3] promote life? They justify the killing of innocent unborn children under a variety of circumstances including when a perfectly formed unborn baby was fathered by a rapist, and when the pregnant woman’s mental health is affected by the unwanted pregnancy.

How can we claim then that “All the services and activities of the Seventh-day Adventist Church seek to promote life” In the best of cases, the editor who authored this article for the Adventist Review was asleep at his desk; and in the worse scenario, he was attempting to deceive his readers. Either way, it looks bad!



[2] For more details, read my book entitled “Murder in Paradise.” 1


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