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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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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New Revelations Connected with Abortion and Gambling

This new video created by Andrew Prolife Michell contains dramatic revelations that might surprise many Adventist members. These new discoveries are the result of hard work and the providential guidance from above.

A New Pro-life Voice Among Adventists

The author of these videos had no idea that the Adventist Church had abandoned the pro-life example of the early Adventist pioneers. When confronted with the fact that many Christian believers had embraced a pro-abortion attitude towards the merciless slaughter of the unborn, he reacted by praising the Lord for being a member of a pro-life church that kept all Ten of God’s Commandments.

When he discovered that his Adventist Church had compromised with evil on this issue, and that it had profited from the killing of innocent unborn children starting back in 1970, and that a large number of Adventist hospitals did participate in the offering of elective abortion services to their patients, his moral shock was so great, he determined to do something about this. The result is a series of videos he is working on right now.

A Trumpet Sounding Message for our Adventist Leaders

His voice is like a trumpet sounding the alarm among God’s “Remnant” people, chosen by God with the task of warning the world about the imminent Day of Judgment of God Almighty. His sacred ministry is in response to what we find in the writing of the Prophet Isaiah, who recorded the following centuries ago:

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”Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and declare unto my people their transgression, and to the house of Jacob their sins.”

A Morally Offensive Behavior by Adventist Leaders

Back in 1970, when faced by a potential loss of revenue at our “Castle Memorial Hospital,” Adventist leaders decided to compromise on a moral issue that opened the door wide for elective abortions in our medical institutions.

This was followed by the naming of the greatest abortionist in the history of California among the honored donors to La Sierra University and Loma Linda University with a total disregard of the fact that the donated funds were stained with the blood of innocent unborn children, and in violation of the church’s policy of refusing money generated from gambling business.

A Morally Abhorrent Example for our Youth to Follow

If you watched this video created by Andrew Prolife Michell, you might have noticed that the name of Dr. Edward Allred, one of the honored donors, is accompanied by a statement suggesting that this notorious abortionist is a good example for our Adventist youth to follow.

Pro-life Andrew Needs our Moral & Financial Support

If you believe that additional Adventist pro-life videos should be created on behalf of the unborn, Then consider supporting the work of Andrew Pro-life Michell, the creator of this video, with your heartfelt prayers and financial contribution:

The Time and Expense connected with the creation of videos like this one

The research and production of this video involved the investment of large amount of time, dedication, and expense. Videos of this quality are not cheap.

Pro-life Michell is willing to produce additional pro-life Adventist videos but he needs our moral and financial support. He did not ask me to write this. I am doing this on my own initiative, and I am praying for his success in this self-assigned mission.

Will you join me? If you will, here is the link you need to do this. Make sure you click on the Donate button located above the picture. You can also send him a personal message thanking him for his unselfish hard work.

Link: http://www.andrewmichell.com/contact.html

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