Posted by: adventlife | August 14, 2016

Adventist Health Removes Ban on Medical Aid in Dying

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“Adventist Health, a large medical system with facilities spanning three of the U.S. states that authorize medical aid in dying – Oregon, Washington and California – recently lifted their 20-year ban on the practice, a great victory for Compassion & Choices, advocates for patient autonomy and terminally ill adults served by Adventist physicians. …

Previously physicians employed by Adventist Health, a nonprofit organization run by the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, could be fired under breach of contract for writing a medical aid-in-dying prescription. …

Adventist’s new position is to have no stance on the issue, considering this option to lie within the sacred and private space of the patient-physician relationship, which they did not want to hinder. “They saw that this interference in the process was actually doing just that, which is why they reconsidered,” explains Whitaker.

“So their policy now is that they will neither compel a physician to participate or not participate. It is solely up to that individual physician and that individual patient/physician relationship.” …”

My Comment: The first erroneous step was the willingness of Adventist physicians to profit from the killing of the unborn, and now we are adding the assistance in the killing of the old. This from a church that for over a century held in high esteem the value of human life and valiantly defended the validity and permanence of God’s Holy Law.

Heaven is probably saying, “How art thou fallen!” from your original high moral ground! It is high time to repent and seek God’s mercy and forgiveness!

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“Therefore, remember how far you have fallen. Repent and go back to what you were doing at first. If you don’t, I will come to you and remove your lamp stand from its place—unless you repent.” [Rev. 2:5]

More: https://www.compassionandchoices.org/major-health-system-removes-ban-on-medical-aid-in-dying/

Posted by: adventlife | August 10, 2016

Advent Life News Stories you Might Have Missed

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https://adventlifenews.wordpress.com/2016/07/

https://adventlifenews.wordpress.com/2016/07/page/2/

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I want to share with you a few utterly confusing statement made by Adventist leaders regarding abortion in our Adventist medical facilities.

Are elective abortions almost zero in our Adventist hospitals?

Five years ago I asked Pastor Ted Wilson at a public meeting in the City of Redlands, California regarding elective abortions in our Adventist medical institutions. His answer surprised me a great deal because I was on the verge of publishing my second book on abortion and the statistics I had found as a result of my personal investigation into this topic did not agree with Wilson’s assertion.

Here is what he said almost verbatim: “Elective abortions in our Adventist hospitals are now almost down to zero. Abortions are now handled by clinics.”

Ref.: http://spectrummagazine.org/node/2968

If elective abortions are almost zero in our Adventist hospitals, then why do we get a different story from the representatives of our Adventist Health System [AHS]?

Who is right: The president of the General Conference or those speaking on behalf of the Adventist Health system?

I decided to get the truth directly from those in charge of the Adventist Health System that control the activities of a large number of Adventist hospitals. Here is the official response I received from an official spokesperson of AHS:

When a situation requires the termination of pregnancy be considered, we follow the guidelines set forth by the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.”

A morally deceptive Adventist document known as “Guidelines on Abortion”

On the surface, the document known as “Guidelines on Abortion” appears to be pro-life, but a careful examination of its content reveals its deceptive character.

So what do said Adventist Guidelines on Abortion say about justifiable abortions? You can verify this by reading those guidelines. And, by the way, why do we need abortion guidelines if we do not provide abortion services to our hospital and clinic patients?

Said guidelines offer a list of circumstances under which abortion is a morally acceptable alternative: When the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest, when there is evidence of malformation in the unborn, and when the mental health of the pregnant woman is affected.

This means that killing a healthy unborn baby is acceptable if the father of the baby is a criminal. We let the criminal live, but punish the innocent baby instead.

The same reasoning applies in the event the unwanted pregnancy causes the woman to be mentally depressed.

Well, all unwanted pregnancies will affect the mental health of a pregnant woman. Which means that the life of a healthy unborn baby is sacrificed at the whim of a temporarily mentally unstable woman.

And remember this: a pregnancy lasts no longer than nine months, while abortion is final from which there is no hope for recovery.

Ref.: https://www.adventist.org/en/information/officialstatements/guidelines/article/go/0/abortion/

Additional confirmation of abortion services offered by our Adventist Health System

In case you are still wondering about the accuracy of the information I have provided above, consider the following.

A few years ago, our Adventist Health representatives were competing with the Catholic Holy Cross organization for the privilege of building a new hospital in Germantown, Maryland. Here is the argument used by our Adventist representative in her attempt to secure said right from the governmental authorities:

“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. …”

Ref.: http://ww2.gazette.net/stories/10142009/olnenew222839_32527.shtml

A book dealing with abortion by an Adventist author is now online

If the topic of abortion is of interest to you, I have good news for you. My second book on abortion entitled “Murder in Paradise” is now online and you can read it free of charge. I have decided that saving the unborn from a sure death is more important than the profit from the sale of my book. Here is the link for it:

Ref.: https://adventlifebooks.wordpress.com

The coming presidential election and the abortion question

Four months from now, Adventists living in the United States will have a morally interesting option: Choosing between voting for Hillary Clinton, who supports abortion during the nine months of pregnancy and Donald Trump, who has stated his pro-life belief that the right to life of the unborn begins from the moment of conception.

Will you vote for life or for death? Jesus told us that the enemy of God is a murderer from the beginning; while Jesus came that we might have life and have it more abundantly. How can the unborn have this blessing of abundant life if we cut its life short before birth?

Posted by: adventlife | July 14, 2016

The Adventist Leaders say “We Are Sorry!”

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Apologizing for past shameful behavior is not easy. Nevertheless, believe it or not, we have hard evidence that our Adventist leaders did apologize for the church’s highly questionable behavior.

What did our leaders apologize for? Did they apologize for the shameful fact that our church began to profit from elective abortions back in 1970 following Pastor Neal Wilson’s public announcement that our church was embracing the pro-choice position on abortion? Not a chance!

Did they apologize for the fact that thousands of innocent unborn children were killed in some of our Adventist medical institutions with impunity? Not a chance!

Did they apologize for our Loma Linda University abandonment of the Hippocratic Oath which contained a so called Do No Harm provision that protected unborn children from both poisoning and dismemberment? Not a chance!

Did they apologize for our silence on the issue of abortion while the dreadful genocide of the unborn continues to decimate our population in defiance of God’s Law that forbids the killing of innocent human beings? Not a chance!

Did they apologize for refusing to speak on behalf of those who cannot speak for themselves while condemning lesser crimes against humanity like the sexual abuse of children? Not a chance!

Did they apologize for creating a document known as “Guidelines on Abortion” that justifies abortion under a variety of circumstances including when a pregnancy results from rape, incest, or when an unwanted pregnancy begins to affect the mental health of the pregnant woman? Not a chance!

So what did our Adventist leaders apologize for and when did this surprising event take place?

This public apology did not take place in the United States but rather in Europe. A few years ago the leaders of our Adventist Church in Germany and Austria issued a joint statement indicating that the church was sorry for our Adventist collaboration with the Nazi regime under the presidency of Adolph Hitler while the genocide of the Jews was taking place.

As you can see, history is being repeated. This time the victims of the genocide are not the members of the Jewish race, but rather the member of a large groups of human beings: the unborn; and again, our Adventist leaders are silent while the mass slaughter is taking place in our midst.

More: http://archives.adventistreview.org/article/92/archives/issue-2005-1540/adventist-news

We do openly condemn the sexual abuse of children, which is a minor offense when compared with the poisoning and killing of innocent unborn children, but are purposely silent regarding the greater offense against our Creator: the murder of the unborn.

Should we not apologize for this great sin against humanity and against God? I believe we should do so ASAP. If we do, God is gracious and willing to forgive, but if we refuse to repent of this great evil, we will become morally irrelevant like others who have made the same mistake.

The Lord issued the following order to Prophet Isaiah at a time when the sixth commandment was being violated by God’s chosen people with impunity:

“Lift up your voice like a trumpet; Tell My people their transgression, And the house of Jacob their sins. [Isaiah 58:1]

In fulfillment of this divine order, I have made my second book on abortion—“Murder in Paradise”—available on the Internet and you can read it free of charge. I am doing this for the sake of the unborn and thus forfeiting the right to recover the huge investment of time and finances into this major project. Here is the link:

Link: https://adventlifebooks.wordpress.com

Note: Please let others know of this unusual opportunity!

Posted by: adventlife | July 6, 2016

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/2016/07/

https://adventlifenews.wordpress.com/2016/06/

https://adventlifenews.wordpress.com/2016/06/page/2/

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Murder in Paradise

Advent Life: Good morning, Mr. Samojluk!

Nic Samojluk: Good morning.

A.L.: I understand that you do not want readers to buy your book “Murder in Paradise.”

N.S.: That is correct.

A.L.: This sounds like a rather strange request, Isn’t it?

N.S.: Yes, it sounds that way.

A.L.: Is there something wrong with your book?

N.S: On the contrary. It is the best book on abortion published by an Adventist author.

A.L.: Then why on earth would you ask people to stop buying your book?

N.S.: Because it is now available to readers free of charge on the Internet.

A.L.: And why would you make it available free of charge online?

N.S.: Because thousands of innocent unborn babies are routinely victims of abortion, and our Adventist medical institution are still participating in this inhumane genocide.

A.L: I thought that Adventists were no longer in the abortion business!

N.S.: Have you heard of a church document known as “Guidelines on Abortion”?

A.L.: Yes I have!

N.S.: Why would any organization have a document like that if they no longer provide abortions? Our Adventist Health System, that controls the activities of Adventist medical institutions, is guided by said abortion document.

A.L.: So you want all Adventists to have free access to your book on abortion in spite of the heavy investment of finances and time you have made in producing this book?

N.S.: Yes, I do. I have decided to forego the profit connected with the publication of this book for the sake of the unborn, and yesterday I finished the time consuming task involved in uploading it on the Internet. One visible advantage is that the hundreds of illustrations are in color instead of black ad white.

A.L.: Can you provide the readers with the Internet Link to this online product?

N.S.: Yes, I can. It is: https://adventlifebooks.wordpress.com

A.L.: Do I need to click on “Murder in Paradise”?

N.S.: Yes, you do!

Note: You probably have guessed by now that this allegorical interview never took place. It represents a literary device in order to convey important information.

Posted by: adventlife | June 6, 2016

Advent Life News Stories you Might Have Missed

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https://adventlifenews.wordpress.com/2016/06/

https://adventlifenews.wordpress.com/2016/05/

https://adventlifenews.wordpress.com/2016/05/page/2/

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Nic Samojluk: Given the current world situation, what is your message for the worldwide Adventist Church, Pastor Wilson?

Ted Wilson: “Seventh-day Adventists are a prophetic movement with an urgent prophetic calling. We’re not just merely another denomination on the landscape of religious movements. We are a divine end-time movement with an end-time purpose, an end-time message, and an end-time mission for the entire world. The church is God’s church. …”

N.S.: Yes, Pastor Wilson, and what is the evidence that we are fulfilling this “end-time mission for the entire world”?

T.W.: “In 1863, the year the Seventh-day Adventist Church was organized, there was one Seventh-day Adventist for every 356,000 people in the world. Today there is one Seventh-day Adventist for just under every 400 people in the world. It took this church 107 years to reach its first million members. …”

N.S.: Is growth all we need in order to fulfill our “prophetic calling”? How about your call for a revival and reformation on the day you were elected to the presidency of the Seventh-day Adventist Church?

T.W.: “Does the Seventh-day Adventist Church need a revival and reformation? Is all this emphasis on revival and reformation simply another denominational program? God’s messenger to the remnant, Ellen White, leaves no doubt in our minds when she declares, “A revival of true godliness among us is the greatest and most urgent of all our needs. …”

N.S.: What is more important, Pastor Wilson, growth or revival of our commitment to the preaching of the third angel’s message to the world?

T.W.: “Revival is not only needed in the church today; It is our greatest and most urgent need in every aspect, and we are told to seek this first. …”

N.S.: How can we contribute to this call for revival and reformation?

T.W.: “Will you join me, and other Seventh-day Adventist leaders and members from around the world in humbling our hearts before God in earnest prayer, seeking for the mighty outpouring of the Holy Spirit? …”

N.S.: Have you seen any evidence of this revival and reformation-taking place among Adventists?

T.W.: “One of our General Conference leaders was recently traveling in the country of Indonesia. He was being brought to an appointment by one of the local conference denominational drivers. It was 7 p.m. in the evening, and the alarm on the driver’s watch went off. The driver calmly said, “We’ll have to pull off the road now. It’s 7 p.m., and we must join Adventists all over the world who are now praying for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit.” …”

N.S.: Is this spiritual movement taking place around the world?

T.W.: “Revival is taking place in many places. The Holy Spirit is being poured out on groups of young people who are seeking God in prayer, studying His Word, and witnessing to the glory of His name. …”

N.S: What do you see as the greatest need of the church today?

T.W.: “Here are four great concerns for the church today, and we could add additional ones, but let’s examine and carefully look at these four:

  • A loss of Seventh-day Adventist identity among some of our pastors and church members.
  • The growing tide of worldliness in many of our churches.
  • The danger of disunity.
  • A spiritual complacency and apathy that leads to a lack of involvement in the mission of the church. …”

N.S: What is the root cause for this situation?

T.W.: “Too many of our pastors and members either have failed to recognize, or have forgotten, the divine prophetic calling God has given us as a church. There’s a growing tendency to minimize our differences with other denominations. In some Seventh-day Adventist churches, the messages from the pulpit are little different than the typical Protestant church. …”

N.S: Is this having an impact on our doctrinal unique beliefs?

T.W.: “The lack of Adventist identity has even led some to doubt the literal seven-day Creation week, denying a worldwide flood, and reducing the Sabbath to merely a rest from stress, rather than a last-day sign of connection with the Creator and Redeemer Himself. …

Much of this comes from the neutralization of the Bible as God’s Word. It is so important that we base our beliefs on the Word of God, using the historical, biblical method of studying the scriptures, and approaching prophetic understanding from the historicist perspective. …”

N.S: Why is this so vital for the success of our mission to the world?

T.W.: “You see, we have a life-and-death message to present to the world. Seventh-day Adventists have been raised up, like Noah, to prepare the world for its final hours. …”

N.S: Given this undesirable situation, can we be confident in the success of our sacred mission?

T.W.: “I am absolutely confident that, guided by Jesus Christ and faithful to our prophetic heritage, this Advent movement will triumph at last. …”

N.S: Is this confidence in the eventual triumph of the church supported by the writings of Ellen White? Didn’t Ellen White state that we might be in danger of becoming a “sister to fallen Babylon.”:

“We must as a people arouse and cleanse the camp of Israel. Licentiousness, unlawful intimacy, and unholy practices are coming in among us in a large degree; and ministers who are handling sacred things are guilty of sin in this respect. They are coveting their neighbors’ wives, and the seventh commandment is broken. We are in danger of becoming a sister to fallen Babylon, of allowing our churches to become corrupted, and filled with every foul spirit, a cage for every unclean and hateful bird; and will we be clear unless we make decided movements to cure the existing evil?” {21MR 380.1}

T.W.: “Standards that were once cherished by Seventh-day Adventists in the areas of diet and dress, recreation and amusement, and Sabbath-keeping, are fast becoming things of the past. …”

N.S: My question is: If the sin of adultery among Adventists prompted her to warn us that we were in danger of becoming “a sister to fallen Babylon,” I wonder what she would say today knowing that thousand of innocent babies were killed in the medical institutions she help found.

T.W.: “God has given to the Seventh-day Adventist Church a divinely inspired church organization, and mutual agreements called Church Policies, which under the guidance of the Holy Spirit are part of what helps to hold us together as a worldwide family. To discard or ignore these mutual agreements violates a sacred trust and creates unnecessary discord. …”

N.S: Are you aware that one of those church policies justifies what the Lord has forbidden in his divine Law? I am referring to what is known as “Guidelines on Abortion” that has led our church owned hospitals to profit from the killing of innocent unborn children.

Can God bless a church that is united on the evil practice of child killing? Does this bother you? Do you support your father’s decision to abandon the pro-life position of the Adventist pioneers and embrace the pro-choice attitude towards the unborn’s right to life?

T.W.: “And here is the last of my major concerns: The increased spiritual apathy and complacency prevalent in many leaders and church members’ lives, and I have to include my own. There seems to be a spiritual paralysis in many Adventist members’ lives. …”

N.S: Could this spiritual paralysis be due to our departure from the right path regarding the issue of abortion? …

T.W.: … [Absolute silence!]

N.S: Can you answer my question, Pastor Wilson? …

T.W.: … [No response!]

More: http://www.adventistreview.org/an-urgent-prophetic-calling

*Note: If you think that this interview never took place, you have guessed right. This imaginary account is merely an allegory!

Posted by: adventlife | May 18, 2016

Advent Life News Stories you Might Have Missed

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Advent Life News Stories you Might Have Missed

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/2016/05/

https://adventlifenews.wordpress.com/2016/05/page/2/

https://adventlifenews.wordpress.com/2016/05/page/3/

https://adventlifenews.wordpress.com/2015/04/

https://adventlifenews.wordpress.com/2015/04/page/2/

https://adventlifenews.wordpress.com/2015/04/page/3/

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Posted by: adventlife | May 1, 2016

A few points to ponder

Ponder

If walking is good for your health, the postman would be immortal…

A whale swims all day, only eats fish & drinks water, but is still fat…

A rabbit runs and hops and only lives 15 years, while a tortoise doesn’t run and does mostly nothing except eat, yet it lives for 150 years.

And they tell us to exercise? I don’t think so

Now that I’m older, here’s what I’ve discovered:

1. I started out with nothing,
and I still have most of it.

2. Funny, I don’t remember
being absent-minded

3 If all is not lost,
then where the heck is it?

4. It was a whole lot easier to get older
than it was to get wiser.

  1. I wish the buck really did stop here,
    I sure could use a few of them.

    6. Kids in the back seat
    cause accidents.

    7. Accidents in the back seat
    cause kids.

    8. It’s hard to make a comeback
    when you haven’t been anywhere.

    9. It’s not hard to meet expenses . . .
    They’re everywhere.

    10. The only difference between
    a rut and a grave is the depth.

    11. Have I sent this message to you before…
    or did I get it from you?

    Please be kind to the elderly

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