Posted by: adventlife | September 4, 2015

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/2015/09/

https://adventlifenews.wordpress.com/2015/08/

https://adventlifenews.wordpress.com/2015/08/page/2/

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“And no one sounded that alarm more loudly than Dr. Paul Ehrlich, the Stanford biologist behind the explosive bestseller, “The Population Bomb.”
“The battle to feed all of humanity is over,” Ehrlich announced on the opening page of his book, forecasting “an utter breakdown in the capacity of the planet to support humanity,” resulting in starvation for hundreds of millions. Half of Americans would die by the end of the eighties, he said; India and China would self-destruct, and by the year 2000, England wouldn’t exist. “Sometime in the next 15 years,” Ehrlich confidently predicted the year before Lennon’s Dick Cavett appearance, “the end will come.” …
Well it’s forty-five years later, and we have twice the number of people Ehrlich said would exceed the earth’s carrying capacity. The end has not come, and England mysteriously still exists.

In a surprising and honest move, the New York Times ran a piece this month debunking the horrors of overpopulation. A video attached with the article features Stewart Brand, a former disciple of Ehrlich’s who’s now a critic, and who helped popularize his theory and played a major role in pushing for population control in the sixties and seventies. …

None of this defused the population bomb, though. What did, argues Brand, were advances in agriculture and economics in developing nations—advances Ehrlich could have never foreseen, and which his worldview precluded. And so today, despite an increase of four billion people, fewer people today suffer from extreme poverty or hunger than when Ehrlich wrote the book. …”

More: http://www.lifenews.com/2015/07/01/population-controllers-predicted-overpopulation-would-destroy-the-world-they-were-wrong/

Posted by: adventlife | August 12, 2015

The BEST and WORST pro-life moments of the first GOP debate

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“Governor Mike Huckabee was asked whether his total opposition to abortion was “too extreme” for a Presidential nominee. His reply blew the moderators out of the water!
A lot of people are talking about defunding Planned Parenthood, as if that’s a huge game changer. I think it’s time to do something even more bold. I think the next president ought to invoke the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments to the constitution now that we clearly know that that baby inside the mother’s womb is a person at the moment of conception. …

It’s time that we recognize the Supreme Court is not the supreme being, and we change the policy to be pro-life and protect children instead of rip up their body parts and sell them like they’re parts to a Buick. …”

More: https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/the-best-and-worst-pro-life-moments-of-the-first-gop-debate?utm_source=LifeSiteNews.com+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=f116549bd9-LifeSiteNews_com_US_Headlines_06_19_2013&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0caba610ac-f116549bd9-397582101

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“Florida Senator Marco Rubio was one of the pro-life candidates at last night’s Republican debate to hit a home run on pro-life issues with his eloquent defense of life. He said future generations of Americans will look back on the United States and regard us someday as barbarians for having legalized abortion. …

“I believe that every single human being is entitled to the protection of our laws, whether they can vote or not. Whether they can speak or not. Whether they can hire a lawyer or not. Whether they have a birth certificate or not.”

My Comments: This statement by Marco Rubio reminds me of similar comments I wrote some years ago which appear on the back cover of my second book on abortion. Here it is:

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The Verdict of History

How will history judge our nation and our Adventist Church? How will future generations judge us?

We condemn past generations for tolerating slavery, war, and genocide.

History will ever repudiate Nazi atrocities during World War II, but it will reserve its harshest judgment for our present generation because, while past generations killed in war, we kill in peace time.

Former generations killed preferable adults, we target our mass destruction on the unborn;

they killed mainly on a retaliatory basis, we kill without provocation;

they killed mostly enemies, we annihilate our own children;

they killed to protect their national or tribal security,

we wage war on totally innocent, defenseless creatures generated in the majority of cases by a deliberate choice of their often irresponsible, sexually careless and promiscuous parents.

May the Lord have mercy on us!

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More: http://www.lifenews.com/2015/08/07/marco-rubio-future-generations-will-look-back-on-us-as-barbarians-for-legalizing-abortion/

My Books on Abortion:

Note: You can order a copy of my book on abortion directly from my printer and save some money, or from any other book seller. Here is the information:

“From Pro-life to Pro-choice,” and “Murder in Paradise”

http://www.lulu.com/shop/nic-samojluk/murder-in-paradise/paperback/product-21623695.html

Posted by: adventlife | August 11, 2015

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/2015/07/

https://adventlifenews.wordpress.com/2015/07/

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.

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Forty-three years ago, nine unelected Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court decided that killing innocent unborn children would be an integral component of healthcare. Prior to that time the “Hippocratic Oath”, that prohibited the practice of abortion, was respected by American physicians. Now, thanks to the work of “Planned Parenthood,” unborn babies are routinely killed without anesthesia and the parts of their dismembered bodies are sold to the highest bidder to be used for research or transplantation. [1]

The Thrashing of the Hippocratic Oath

For over two thousand years, the “Do No Harm” principle derived from the “Hippocratic Oath” was held in high esteem by the medical profession; nevertheless, a decade following the Sexual Revolution of the sixties, this high moral principle was relegated to the thrash bin of history, and what up to 1973 had been regarded as sacred was abandoned for the sake of pleasure and lifestyle. This is regrettable, because what takes place in the U.S. eventually is mimicked by the rest of the world, but our Adventist participation in this morally repugnant moral detour is even more painful.

Loma Linda University Abandons the Hippocratic Oath
Most Adventists are not aware that “Loma Linda University” replaced the abortion prohibition contained in the “Hippocratic Oath” with the following statement: “I will respect the rights and decision of my patients.” [2]

The replacement of the “Hippocratic Oath” with the “LLU Physicians Oath” allowed our
LLU medical facility and eleven other Adventist hospitals to participate in the offering of abortion services to their patients. Here is the list of said medical facilities:

“Castle Medical Center, Hadley Memorial Hospital, Hanford Community Hospital, Loma Linda University Medical Center, Porter Memorial Hospital, Port land Adventist Medical Center, Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Sierra Vista Hospital, Walla Walla General Hospital, Washington Adventist Hospital, and White Memorial Medical Center.” [3]

Isn’t This Rather Old News?

Some of my friends often ask me: “Isn’t all this rather old news?” Of course it is old news, but the sad fact is that the church document known as “Guidelines on Abortion” [4] created in order to facilitate the destruction of human life in our Adventist owned medical institutions is still on the books and respected by our hospitals and clinics.

A Deceptive Adventist Document

We Adventists have what seems to be a rather deceptive document known as “Guidelines on Abortion.” Neither Catholics nor Southern Baptists have such a document. Why? They do not kill innocent unborn babies. We Adventists crafted said rules because we decided to compromise with evil. We thought we could please God and the Devil at the same time.

Said guidelines pretend to be on the side of life, but justify the murder of innocent unborn children under a variety or circumstances including when an unwanted pregnancy affects the mental health of the woman. Well, this opened the door wide to abortions on demand, because when a woman is faced with an unwanted pregnancy, she will suffer a temporary mental depression, and another innocent human being becomes the victim of murder.

Some time ago I wrote to the General Conference asking why is it that our leaders allowed some of our Adventist hospitals to profit from the killing of innocent unborn children. The response I received was: Read our “Guidelines on Abortion.” Several pro-life Adventists I know did receive a similar answer to their query.

How is it that when someone asks us for the reason we worship God on the Seventh Day, our customary answer is “Read Exodus 20,” but when people ask about abortion, we tell them to read the guidelines we crafted in a direct violation of what the Lord has ordained? Should we not be consistent in our answer and say instead: “Read Exodus 20”?

AHS Follows SDA Guidelines

Here is evidence that some—perhaps most—of our Adventist hospitals follow the abortion guidelines approved by the Autumn Council of the General Conference. I contacted the “Adventist Health System” representative regarding their policy dealing with abortions, and here is the official response I received from its corporate 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.
Melanie”

Walla Walla General Hospital Abortion Policy

Some Adventist hospitals have developed their of version of these guidelines detailing the protocol followed every time an abortion procedure is requested. I copied the following introductory statement from the Walla Walla General Hospital document on abortion.

“To outline WWGH’s philosophy and guiding principles on abortion, and the process that is
followed when a request is received for intentional termination of pregnancy.” [5]

If you experience any difficulty accessing the document, let me know and I can send you the same by email.

References

[1] http://wm44.inbox.com/NewUI/index.aspx?_cu=kyRIpbkdCcQgYPxDo8vVzCMySZRY8ygALOoFfnxC-2XdUT07RLD_7iMAsfEk5X9a3k47d1pkKisk@#/MAIL/label/F-1/msg/37844

[2] http://www.susqneuro.com/publications/oaths/index.html#The%20Loma%20Linda%20University%20Physician%27s%20Oath; https://adventlife.wordpress.com/2013/01/20/has-loma-linda-university-altered-the-hippocratic-oath-by-nic-samojluk/

[3] http://www.ministrymagazine.org/archive/1991/August/abortion-history-of-adventist-guidelines

[4] http://www.adventist.org/information/official-statements/guidelines/article/go/0/abortion/6/

[5] https://www.lucidoc.com/cgi/doc-gw.pl?ref=ahwwgh:10830/frame/BINBODY/10830_Abortion.doc

[5]  http://From Healing to Killing: The American Moral Detour, by Nic Samojluk

Posted by: adventlife | August 4, 2015

WHO Teams Up With Adventists in a Global First

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“The World Health Organization and the Seventh-day Adventist Church are kicking off an unprecedented global partnership aimed at reducing infant and maternal mortality rates.

This is the first time that the WHO, the public health agency of the United Nations, has partnered with a faith-based organization on a global scale, said Annette Mwansa Nkowane, WHO’s lead nurse and a main proponent of the five-year project to educate more midwifes. …”

My Comment: I commend Adventists for their willingness to participate in this worthy project. Adventists should be in the forefront of saving babies and their mothers from harm both before and following the birth experience. We need to be counted as a pro-life organization instead of pro-choice.

Too bad we joined the pro-choice crowd four decades ago. It is never too late to repent of this great moral mistake we made back in 1970 Let us redeem some of the precious time we lost and let us straighten what is crooked. We need to get rid of our “Guidelines on Abortion” and align ourselves with “Thus said the Lord.”

More: http://www.adventistreview.org/church-news/story3097-who-teams-up-with-adventists-in-a-world-first

Posted by: adventlife | August 2, 2015

Advent Life News’ Mission , by Nic Samojluk

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Our New Name

Someone may ask: “Why have you replaced SDA Forum and Let’s Focus on Life with Advent Life and Advent Life News? The reason is more than one. Technology is constantly advancing, and what seemed great a decade ago may not be as attractive and useful as what is available today. Since we are giving our web presence a new face, we might as well update and sharpen our mission as well.

As the name suggests, the emphasis of our now old site was human life; the focus of the new web page is the glory of God, the creator of heaven and earth and of human life. We believe that, in spite of the moral fall of humanity, the glory of God is still revealed in the things he created:

The starry heavens; the huge ball of fire in the sky; the romantic presence of the moon; our beautiful planet earth; the incredible variety of flowers; the majestic trees; the ever flowing rivers; the impenetrable ocean; the large variety of animals, birds and fish; and the incredible potential of the human race from its very beginning, throughout its amazing development, and its exit from life. They all still reveal the glory and majesty of our merciful and beneficent God who designed everything for our happiness and for his own glory.

What is Special About the Advent Life’ Mission?

So what is particularly special about Advent life’s mission? How is it different from the mission of the Adventist Church? The main difference is that our mission is pro-life, while the policy of our church is pro-choice. Originally our church held to the pro-life policy of the Adventist pioneers, but then when the sexual revolution of the sixties took place, our church adopted the so-called “therapeutic” abortion.

If the pregnancy was the result of rape or incest, if there was evidence of physical malformation in the unborn child, or if the unwanted pregnancy affected the mental health of the woman, our hospitals were allowed to kill the unborn baby prior to birth. Of course, the therapeutic treatment was not for the benefit of the baby but rather for the protection of the lifestyle of the woman faced with an unwanted pregnancy.

Then, in 1970, when the State of Hawaii legalized abortion, our church made another moral compromise by allowing out hospitals to offer abortions on demand and at least five Adventist medical institutions took advantage of this liberal policy, and thousands of unborn babies perished inside the hospitals that were founded–not to kill–but to heal.

The Hippocratic Oath, which had reigned supreme for two thousand years, was relegated to the thrash bin of history and replaced with the Physician Oath for the sake of profit. The church feared that if we failed to take advantage of this lucrative business, some of our hospitals would not be able to survive.

What is Wrong With the Pro-choice Position?

The question is: Why is this departure from moral duty so wrong? Because right from the beginning we prided in the fact that our denomination was the only church in the world still defending the validity and permanence of the Ten Rules of human behavior given us in Exodus 20. Our respect for the Sabbath and our adherence to the Ten Commandments gave us the right to claim that we were God’s “Remnant” Church on earth with the last warning message of salvation to a morally bankrupt and perishing world.

This is why the mission of Advent Life is to sound the alarm warning the church that we have departed from the clear teaching found in Scripture. Unless we repent from this great sin against the Creator, we are doomed to the same fate experienced by the Jewish nation.

The Sabbath is very important; it points to the Creator. But the Bible states that the Sabbath is a “sign” of our allegiance to God. If we compromise on the Sixth Commandment, which forbids the killing of innocent human beings, then the symbol of our allegiance to God looses its meaning. All we need to remember is what happened to the Jews. They killed the Author of life, and rushed home to keep the Sabbath Holy.

Let me illustrate this as follows: The sign posted in front of a hospital which reads “Emergency” is very useful. It is designed to save lives. But, if behind the sign there is no hospital staffed with doctors and nurses, said sign becomes a distraction and more than useless; it can distract an ambulance driver and result in the loss of human life.

Another Deviation from Sound Doctrine

Is this the only deviation from sacred duty we are guilty of? The answer is “No.” We have also compromised on our doctrine of Creation. A large segment of Adventist members, including science teachers in our schools, no longer believe that we are the result of a special creative act by God. They have accepted and are actively teaching that our ancestors were apes, and that our history goes back millions of years into the distant past.

They no longer believe that we were created by God as the Bible teaches from Genesis through Revelation, but rather that we evolved from lower forms of life. This is anathema to true Adventism. If our forefathers were to come back to life, they would have a hard time believing their eyes and their ears.

The Need for Revival and Reform

We need a revival of the faith manifested by the founders of the Adventist movement. This revival has already started by our new president, Ted Wilson. It needs to continue, but we need to expand it to include the respect for human life, from conception through old age.

The God who created the heavens, the earth, and everything in it, is also the Creator of human life in the womb. When we do what the Bible condemns, we dishonor the Creator. Our church needs to get out of the abortion business. The only exception to said rule should be when there is solid evidence that if the pregnancy is carried to term, both the mother and the unborn baby will certainly die. When the physician can save only one life instead of two, he is still faithful to the pro-life policy we find in Scripture.

We need to abolish our “Guidelines on Abortion” and disconnect ourselves from all medical institutions unwilling to adopt a strictly pro-life position on abortion. It was a lack of faith that led us to compromise on this moral issue. When there is a lack of faith, the fear of God is replaced with the fear of men and the fear of financial failure.

We also need to divorce ourselves from all medical institutions that manifest an unwillingness to stop profiting from the lucrative abortion business. Such entities should not be under the “Adventist” name umbrella; we should cut the umbilical chord that connects them to our Remnant Church and let them function independently like “3ABN,” “Amazing Facts,” and “The Quiet Hour.”

If we do this, the Lord will bless our church again. Our church is getting old. The average Adventist in the North American Division is now 58 years old. This is dangerous. Many of our churches have hardly any children. We are on the path of moral irrelevancy, decadence, and extinction. We need to do this in order to start growing again. We need to regain a fresh vision of our sacred mission.

The Need for a Bold Vision

We need a bold vision of our past, our present, and our future. From the beginning we have been known as those who keep God’s Commandments and believe in the validity and permanence of the Decalogue. There is no conflict between God’s Law, God’s love and God’s grace. They are all integral components of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

I used to give Bible studies to Catholics; I can no longer do this with a straight face since we have mimicked what Rome did to the Law of God. The Catholic Church altered the true meaning of the Sabbath Commandment, and we have redefined the Sixth Commandment that forbids the killing of innocent human beings. This must stop if we want to continue belonging to God’s Remnant Church of God on earth. We need to resurrect the message found in Revelation 14 that gave life to the Adventist movement a century and a half ago:

Then I saw another angel flying in midair, and he had the eternal gospel to proclaim to those who live on the earth—to every nation, tribe, language and people. He said in a loud voice, “Fear God and give him glory, because the hour of his judgment has come. Worship him who made the heavens, the earth, the sea and the springs of water.” A second angel followed and said, “Fallen! Fallen is Babylon the Great, which made all the nations drink the maddening wine of her adulteries.”

The one who created the heavens and the earth and everything in them is the same one who created the human life in the womb. We have no right to destroy what the Lord has or is creating. We need to give glory to God instead of the Darwinian evolution that teaches that we should honor Natural Selection and Chance. We know by experience what happens when humanity departs from a clear “Thus Said the Lord.”

We Must Learn from History

What took place in Germany is already being repeated in our country on a larger scale. We have already 56 million victims of abortion and the current genocide of the unborn must stop. The Lord wants his people to depart from those who are transgressing his Law and teaching others to do the same.

A century ago, when adultery was threatening to derail the sacred mission of our nascent movement, Ellen White warned us that we were in danger of becoming “a sister to Babylon.” I wonder what she would say today that we have now added abortion to the sin of adultery. We need to repent and beg God for forgiveness. The Lord is merciful, but public sins must be publicly acknowledged and repented of. There is hope, but we must act quickly and in earnest!

More:===> If this topic is of interest to you, I suggest you secure copies of two books I recently published entitled: “From Pro-life to Pro-choice,” and “Murder in Paradise,” from the printer. Here is the link: http://www.lulu.com/shop/nic-samojluk/murder-in-paradise/paperback/product-21623695.html

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Believe it or not, but some Adventist leaders are beginning to break the silence on abortion, a silence that began some years following the adoption of a document entitled “Guidelines on Abortion” that sanctioned the killing of innocent unborn children in our Adventist hospitals under a variety of circumstances including when the unwanted pregnancy was the result of rape, incest, when there was evidence of malformation in the developing child, and even when pregnancy affected the mental health of the pregnant woman.

Between 1971 and 1996 I counted 95 Readers’ comments and articles dealing with abortion in the pages of our “Ministry” magazine. The readers’ interest in this controversial issue was so great that on July 1988 David Newman wrote the following:

“Our articles on abortion have touched a sensitive nerve. We are receiving more email on this subject than on any other recently published article. The letters are running 10 to 1 in favor of the church adopting a stricter standard.”

Then suddenly, a few years following the publication of our current Adventist “Guidelines on Abortion” a long silence ensued on the pages of this periodical.

What happened? Why the sudden silence? Did the interest in abortion diminish, or was this the result of an intentional desire by the pro-choice elite and the liberal Adventist leadership to silence the pro-life opposition whose opinions were running, according to Newman, “10 to 1 in favor of the church adopting a stricter standard?” We cannot be 100 percent sure, but the timing of the comments on abortion blackout is rather suspicious! [1]

A Long Silence on Abortion is Broken

This long Adventist silence about the murder of the unborn that lasted for almost two decades was recently broken when Evangelist Steve Wohlberg, of the White Horse Media, decided to record a thirteen TV series on the topic of abortion and 3ABN decided to air the opening program to the public. The rest of the programs are available for purchase from the White Horse Media. [2] You can also order copies of the “Hidden Holocaust” booklet by the same author.

This unusual action by Pastor Wohlberg was followed by Shawn Boonstra, the Speaker/Director for the Voice of Prophecy who wrote an article dealing with this issue. Here are some excerpts from it:

“Expectant mother Michelle Wilkins answered a Craigslist ad for baby clothes, and when she arrived at the seller’s home, she was viciously attacked. …

“Prosecutors, naturally, wanted to throw the book at Ms. Lane, but they were unable to bring murder charges against her. Why? Colorado state law does not recognize a fetus as a person unless the fetus can survive on its own. …

“Perhaps that story didn’t make it out of Colorado. The story that broke last week made it everywhere, because it has stirred the abortion debate in ways the nation hasn’t seen since the Kermit Gosnell incident. Dr. Deborah Nucatola, senior director of medical services for Planned Parenthood was clandestinely recorded discussing the sale of fetal body parts. …

“Tragically, abortion has largely been used as a form of birth control in America, and in those cases, the question of personhood becomes all-important. If the unborn child is as much as person as I am–if she has the same moral worth that I do–then terminating the pregnancy amounts to murder. …” [3]

Comments by Martin Weber

On Jul 30, 2015, I received an email from Martin Weber from which I extracted the following comments:

“Wow, how great that Shawn has spoken out in the aftermath of Steve’s advocacy for life. I believe the Planned Parenthood scandal must speak to the conscience of all but the most hardened church official. (How different from when I worked for IIW, and they tried to force me to edit a “pro-choice” abortion script and I had to threaten to quit for them to back off.) For what it’s worth, I posted the news video on my Facebook, which has sparked quite some response. …

The following video message of integrity and conviction could and should be coming from Seventh-day Adventists. How could Revival and Reformation ever come to our church unless we take a stand against the slaughter of unborn babies? Two of the 10 Commandments are thus broken: obviously the 6th regarding killing of human life–but also the 4th, since the Sabbath memorializes Creation life. What good does it do to teach Creation as a doctrine in our classrooms if we are unwilling to protest its destruction in the womb? Elective abortion is the most blatant example of cultural accommodation and compromise, which those who resist women’s ordination claim to oppose. …

That Seventh-day Adventists should have no moral voice in this matter is the ultimate cultural compromise. Moreover, God has entrusted our church with the ministry of healing rather than the administration of death, which makes such permissiveness a betrayal of our life-giving message and mission. …”

If you are interested in this topic, I suggest you read the following comprehensive account of how our Adventist Church got entangled with the lucrative abortion business for the sake of profit. [4]

References

[1] https://adventlife.wordpress.com/2012/02/05/hello-world/

[2] file:///C:/Users/Nic/Desktop/White%20Horse%20Media%20-%20About%20Us%20%29%20Newsletter%20%29%20Abortion%20Resources%20NOW%20AVAILABLE%20from%20White%20Horse%20Media.%20Special%20Offer.htm#.Vbt-Lvka5Vc

[3] http://vopblog.com/2015/07/28/planned-parenthood/

[4] “Abortion: history of Adventist guidelines”, https://www.ministrymagazine.org/archive/1991/08/abortion-history-of-adventist-guidelines

Posted by: adventlife | July 29, 2015

Protecting the Good Name of the Church, by Nic Samojluk

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I discovered a long time ago that some church employees believe that their most sacred duty is to protect the good name of the church regardless of what the truth is. There are exceptions to this rule, especially when we are dealing with minor issues like diet, for example.

I was able to verify this the other day as I studied the Sabbath School Lesson online. The topic was the amazing example of fidelity exhibited by Daniel the prophet. He was tested over and over again on what seemed minor issues like partaking of the food provided for him and his companions by the King of Babylon, or praying with his windows opened towards the City of Jerusalem.

As I was pondering the incredible example of fidelity to duty by this man of God, I noticed some comments that had been posted by one of the SS lessons participants. This person had written about the careless way we deal with our diet, especially the generous use of sugar, which is harmful to our health.

No doubt the careless use of sugar is something we need to address, because a bad diet tends to shorten our lives. But, I thought of some practices that tend to shorten our lives much more than the use of too much sugar. A good example is our church policy regarding the practice of abortion that shortens the lifespan of the unborn to zero.

I decided to respond to said comment with my answer. Below, I am including the comments about the use of sugar followed by my answer. Needless to say, the comments about the careless use of sugar were published, but my posting about abortion in our own medical institutions was deleted. Would the TRUE WITNESS of the book of Revelation have deleted my comments and impeded its publication?

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“I have been a SDA all my life. The health message is very important to our Church, yet today at our pot lucks we show God how much we defile him. Most of the time the table is full of SUGAR. Am I right? This lesson should hit home to us. Look at us preaching one thing and doing another. Are we falling apart as God’s remnant Church. We should learn from what we are reading here. My prayer is that we get back on track.”

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“I agree! Our health is very important, but there is something even more important: our life and the life of every member of the human race. You expressed your concern about our excessive consumption of sugar, which is bad for our health, and your comment has been accepted, but what I am about to say about life will probably be deleted.

Back in 1970 our church decided to permit our hospitals to offer elective abortions to their patients. In my view this compromise is more serious than the excessive use of sugar. Four decades have gone by, and we still have our “Guidelines on Abortion” on our books which justify the killing of innocent children under a variety of circumstances such a malformation, rape, and even when the unwanted pregnancy begins to affect the mental health of the woman.

We let the rapist live, but we kill the innocent and perfectly formed unborn baby. This is evil and a violation of God’s Law. We invested a lot of time discussing the issue of women’s ordination, but have no time to discuss the value of human life.

The topic of excessive amount of sugar and the use of tobacco products is allowed in our church papers, because they shortens human life, but depriving an unborn of 80 or 90 years of life is an issue that is not allowed to be published in our church papers.

I know that you will not be allowed to read this! What a tragedy!”

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