Posted by: adventlife | September 21, 2015

The Vanishing Eternal Gospel, by Nic Samojluk


Is Any Church Preaching the Eternal Gospel Today?

Before we attempt to answer the questions contained in the subtitle listed above, we need to make sure we are focused on the correct and full meaning of the question! The answer must identify a religious entity currently proclaiming the eternal gospel to the world. In order to provide the correct answer to the question, it may be wise to identify said gospel. A good description is found in the last book of the Bible:

The Eternal Gospel

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”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.” [1]

Most Christians equate the gospel with good news, and there is a lot of truth in this, but notice that the above quoted passage contains a reference to “judgment,” which forces us to admit that the gospel is more inclusive than simply good news—it also entails bad news for those who refuse the good news being offered.

In addition, we are told that these good news are everlasting in nature, implying that they were in existence since the beginning. So let’s go to the beginning. Do we find such good and bad news in the book that contains a record of what took place at the beginning?

Good & Bad News for Adam & Eve

The answer is “Yes.” The first two chapters of Genesis contain plenty of good news. Adam and Eve were provided with everything needed for their happiness and contentment. They lacked nothing necessary for a fulfilling life. Nevertheless, as we read chapter three, we find some bad news.

They were warned not to eat of the forbidden fruit. Said warning was accompanied by the tragic results of disobedience. Unfortunately, they dared to ignore the serious warning and forfeited the right to an unending life in paradise.

Good and Bad News to the Pre-flood Generation

The same eternal gospel was preached to the pre-flood generation. For 120 years, while building the arch, Noah preached the good and bad news to his generation. They were given the chance to survive the coming flood by simply following the monkeys, lions, and giraffes into the arch. They refused salvation from a sure death and perished.

The Eternal Gospel Offered to the Ninevites

The evil inhabitants of the ancient city of Nineveh were given the same opportunity of avoiding destruction. They were granted forty days to make a decision between life and death, and unlike the Noachian generation, they made the right choice, and were granted life instead of destruction.

What a contrast between the preaching of Jonah and that of Noah. Noah was able to save the lives of 8 people—the immediate members of his family–as a result of 120 years of evangelism; while Jonah, succeeded to save the entire population of a city following three days of itinerary preaching.

The Eternal Gospel is Offered to Us

The same gospel is offered to us, the members of the last generation of humanity, but the question is: Is any church organization preaching the full gospel that includes the good and the bad news contained therein?

Most church denominations are more than happy to preach the good news contained in said gospel, but neglect the bad news. We have already seen that the bad news includes a reference to judgment. We will be judged, but on the basis of what universally recognized criteria?

A Universal Norm for Human Behavior

Adam and Eve were judged on the basis of obedience! The same is true about the pre-flood generation, and the inhabitants of the ancient city of Nineveh; and the same is true about us. The question is: Is there a universal norm established by the Creator for his creatures? The answer is “Yes.” Here is the evidence:

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”This calls for patient endurance on the part of the people of God who keep his commands and remain faithful to Jesus.” [2]

According to this passage what God requires from us is obedience to his commandments and our faithfulness to Jesus Christ. This represents the heaven ordained criteria for salvation from eternal extinction.

What Religious Denomination is Preaching this Gospel?

Thus we have come back full circle to our original question: Is there a church denomination currently preaching this eternal gospel that includes—not only the good news of forgiveness and salvation—but also the bad news of judgment and obedience to all Ten of God’s Commandments?

This may surprise you, but My answer is “No.” If you belong to the “Remnant Church” of God, you may insist that the Adventist denomination does fulfill this requirement. But a short analysis will reveal that this is not the case.

Are we Preaching the Full Version of the Eternal Gospel?

You will probably agree with me that none of the Christian churches are preaching the full version of the eternal gospel. They are preaching the good news of Jesus Christ, but they are ignoring at least one of God’s Commandments. They are preaching only Nine of the Ten Rules for human behavior.

What about us, Adventists? You might be surprised to hear me saying that we have the same problem. We are teaching only Nine of those Ten Rules for human behavior. Rome has altered one of God’s sacred Rules, and we have done the same. Rome altered the Fourth Commandments, and we have modified the Sixth One.

A few years ago a friend of mine asked the former pastor of our local Adventist church how come he never preached about abortion. “If I did that,” the pastor replied, “some of my members might be offended.” This Adventist leader was smarter than John the Baptist who preached about sin and repentance and lost his head as a result. The same thing happened to Jesus and all of his disciples. They all died as martyrs for preaching the eternal gospel.

We Are Guilty of Modifying the Sixth Commandment

Where is the evidence? You may ask. Read the Adventists document known as “Guidelines on Abortion.” [3] It represents a human attempt of replacing one of God’s Commandment with human tradition. The Lord employed four words in order to protect the sacredness of human life: “You shall not murder.” [4]

We used 1314 words to replace and negate what God has ordained. We justify the killing of innocent unborn human beings under a variety of circumstances: When the pregnancy is the result of rape, when there is malformation in the unborn, and even when the unwanted pregnancy affects the mental health of the woman.

The woman says to her physician: “This pregnancy worries me; I cannot sleep nor take care of my studies and work; I am mentally depressed;” and bingo: Another innocent unborn baby is deprived of life. We don’t punish the rapist—we punish the baby.

The Moral Value of Human Life

I ask: Is nine months of mental depression more sacred than human life? Mental depression is a temporary condition, while abortion is a permanent one. Recovery from mental depression is usually over once the baby is born; while recovery from abortion is impossible. Recovery from a mental depression following abortion is illusory and may mar the peace of the woman for life.

Why did our SDA Church Water Down God’s Law?

You might ask: Why did we water down one of God’s commandments? The answer is profit. The State of Hawaii legalized the killing of the unborn in 1970. Our Castle Memorial Hospital received a request for an abortion, and the non-Adventist physicians employed there threatened to take their patients elsewhere in the event they were denied the right to offer abortion services for their patients. [5]

Our church leaders yielded to the pressure, the fear of men replaced the fear of the Lord, and some of our church-owned hospitals began offering abortions on demand. This practice became so bad that one of our leaders made the following observation about our Washington Adventist Hospital: “It has become an abortion mill now.”

Can the Church Undo this Shameful Detour from Moral Duty?

I ask: Is it too late to undo the damage that resulted from this horrendous compromise with evil? The answer is “No.” We have no power to undo the damage done to the thousands of unborn children who lost their life inside our Adventist medical facilities, but we can protect future generations of innocent unborn children from an unjust execution. The Bible says:

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”When you spread out your hands in prayer, I hide my eyes from you; even when you offer many prayers, I am not listening. Your hands are full of blood! Wash and make yourselves clean. Take your evil deeds out of my sight; stop doing wrong. Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow. “Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the LORD. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.” [6]

What Would Ellen White Say to us Today?

We don’t know what Ellen White would say today knowing that some of the medical institutions she helped establish have been killing unborn babies for the sake of filthy profit, but we can make an intelligent guess on the basis of what she said about another sin closely associated with abortion in her day:

“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?” [7]

If the sin of adultery among Adventists prompted her to warn us that we were in danger of becoming “a sister of Babylon,” would she compromise with evil on this issue as we have done?

The Role of Contrition, Confession, and Forgiveness

There is hope for our church. There is no forgiveness without confession and repentance. We need to repent of this detour from moral duty and start preaching the full version of the eternal gospel. The gospel should be good news to the unborn no less than to those who were lucky to be allowed to be born and bad news to those who love sin more than heaven and eternal life.


[1] Revelation 14:6-7

[2] Rev. 14:12


[4] Exodus 20:13


[6] Isaiah 1: 15-18

[7] 21MR 380.1

Posted by: adventlife | September 7, 2015

Positive Reinforcements

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Being a pro-lifer while surrounded by pro-choice Adventists is not easy, especially if you take your pro-life ministry seriously. It is like swimming against the current. For this reason, every time a positive reinforcement comes in the mail, the experience is like arriving at an oasis in the desert. I want to share with you three such communications I received from my personal correspondents:


Hi Nic,

I read with interest your book Murder in Paradise. More and more I congratulate you for the effort, particularly the researched quotations and your response to them.

If this volume does not awaken the powers’ awareness on the subject nothing will. Your effort deserves consideration and respect..

The church is not a sincere market of ideas and/or interpretations regarding doctrines, and on your subject, they have chosen illogic ways to arrive to unreasonable conclusions.

I remember in the times of Desmond Ford, regarding the Colorado meetings, somebody from the GC told me: “I have not studied what Ford says, but I am against it, it cannot be true”

Years passed by, and today you are being told the same thing by the non-response of the same powers: “Don’t give me facts about the issue of abortion and the biblical position; don’t give me facts that disagree with our position, just simply tell me what I want to hear”. Same nonsense, again and again.

It is with pain in my heart that I am writing this letter to you, because I do know your intellectual honesty as well as your respect for truth and what is right.

I personally wish that your crusade for human love and respect for the unborn will prevail.

With my best wishes,

Prof. Carlo Rasi, JD, LLM, PhD,
Univeresity of British Columbia


Nic, God bless you (and everybody else reading this) for your efforts regarding life. I’ve been fighting this battle for 30 years and it’s been kind of lonely, except for faithful friends like George Gainer and David Newman. We at Ministry magazine fought so hard in 1992 at the GC Annual Council, both by putting out a special pro-life issue of Ministry (Sept. 92) and on the floor as delegates. Our efforts utterly failed, but at least we did our best for God.

Martin Weber


Dear Nic & Marta,

Thank you for your email regarding the sensitive subject of abortion. While I am not able to speak for the denomination on this subject, there are thousands who share your commitment. I personally believe all life is precious, a sacred gift from God. All babies are to be protected from the moment of conception. I have never been present for a discussion on this subject in any capacity, and I am not sure this is on the agenda for discussion at the upcoming GC Session, but I will forward your message to the General Conference presidents office. Keep in prayer for God to move Adventism in the right direction in all things, including this subject.


Ricardo ………

“Nic, I can’t thank you enough! My pro-life project is also your pro-life project, which is also God’s pro-life project. As the creator, lover, and sustainer of all life, I know He hears our prayers and is answering them even now. “Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin…”” (Zechariah 4:10, NLT)

[John Bockmann]


Posted by: adventlife | September 7, 2015

Can abortion be sometimes morally neutral?

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I want to share with you, the readers of this forum, the following exchange between a motivated Adventist pro-lifer and myself. This was harvested from a Facebook blog you may be tempted to visit.


John Bockmann

As you point out, the Bible is full of instruction that directly bears on abortion, perhaps most obviously the sixth commandment.

In Spectrum magazine’s “Abortion” issue, John C. Brunt addresses this point directly–and sidesteps it forthwith (page 16):

“It is not within the scope of this study to answer the question of whether abortion is murder,” he says.

Great! He might as well discuss sports or gossip after that, because if you’re going to examine the moral implications of abortion, you’re going to have to address “whether abortion is murder.” The facts are clear:

1) The child is living
2) The child is human
3) The child is innocent of any crime
4) Therefore, those who intentionally kill the child are guilty of shedding innocent blood. That’s “murder”.

God hates murder. God forgives murder. But we cannot receive His forgiveness without confessing our sin.


Nic Samojluk

My dictionary defines murder as the intentional killing of an innocent human being. I conclude that whenever the aim is to deprive the unborn of life, a murder is involved. This is why I included that adjective in the title of my second book on abortion: “Murder in Paradise.” I am currently adding 70 pages to said book, and I am not changing the title of the book in spite of the objections of my critics.

I grant that the guilt associated with the destruction of a conceptus might be less than the killing of a baby ready to be born, but I would suggest that the intentional destruction of human life is never morally neutral. Said guilt is enhanced whenever profit is the motivating factor behind abortion.

This is why I am convinced that the Adventist Church is guilty of a crime. We actually led in the legalization of abortion. We allowed our hospitals to offer abortion services on demand three years before it was legalized in the U.S. mainland in 1973, and we never confessed this great sin against heaven. Confession must always precede forgiveness.

Confession must be accompanied by a change of behavior. As long as we refuse to do away with our “Guidelines on Abortion,” the “Revival and Reformation” mantra will not amount to more than mere window dressing.


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”:

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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.

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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. …”


Posted by: adventlife | August 12, 2015

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

Presidential debate

“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. …”


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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:


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!



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”

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:

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.

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.







[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


“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.”


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