For several years I have been rather active in the blogging hobby. I do enjoy exchanging views with other, and I have discovered that I can learn sometimes more from those who differ from my personal view simply because they quite often they force me to think more critically and thus be able to strengthen some weak point in my thinking. I would like to share with you a response I posted in answer to some arguments of a pro-choice blogger named ClubV12:
“I CERTAINLY don’t want folks like yourself and Nic making that determination, running an inquisition, pointing fingers, accusing everyone of murder and condeming all involved.”
I don’t want that job either! The only reason I have accepted the mission of speaking on behalf of the unborn is because the church I have been paying the tithe to for seven decades has suddenly departed from the clear example set by our Adventist pioneers, the crystal clear divine mandate found in Exodus 20, and the clear Hippocratic Oath all physicians did adhere to for two thousand years.
Do you deny that our church and the North American society did recently depart from the protection the unborn enjoyed for two millennia? Do you deny that a major moral change was made regarding the right to life of the unborn three decades ago? Do you deny that this change took place because of the sexual revolution of the sixties?
Do you think that the sexual freedom, the fornication and the adultery which preceded the legalization of abortion was a good thing for society? Are you happy that our young people today have lost the respect due to the sanctity of sex designed by the Creator for the happiness of human beings?
Can’t you see that we have two divine commands which go together: the Sixth and the Seventh Commandments of the Decalogue? Can’t you see that the disregard of the adultery and fornication prohibition led to the disregard for the right to life of the unborn? Can’t you see that the enemy of souls has blinded the eyes of people to the fact that the neglect of one of God’s Commandments leads to the breach of another?
Do you really think that society is morally safer with what took place in the 60’s and the 70’s? Are you happy with the fact that today there is hardly any difference between the moral conduct of Adventists and the rest of society?
Do we have a moral message for the world today? We did have one when our church was founded. How can you be pleased in defending the moral decay which has taken place in society and the church? Are you happy that our “Remnant” Church is the one which led the way for the legalization for the killing of millions of innocent unborn human beings?
Do you think that our main message for the world should be reduced to the truth about the Sabbath? Our Bible tells us that the Sabbath is a symbol of our allegiance to the Creator. What good is to have the symbol if there is hardly anything behind said symbol? Half a block from my house there is a sign which reads “Emergency.”
What good would such symbol do if there were no hospital staffed with doctors and nurses behind said sign? Can’t you see that history is being repeated? This was the problem of the Jewish nation when Jesus was born. They considered the Sabbath to be the most sacred gift from the Creator.
For them, there was nothing more sacred than Holy Time. And they used this respect for the Sabbath—a mere symbol—as a reason to forget that the respect for human life was also sacred. They killed an innocent man and rushed home to keep the Sabbath of the Lord.
We are doing something similar. We have built our church about a sacred object in Time: the Sabbath, but decided to profit from the killing of innocent unborn children. Are you really happy with this morally anomalous situation? I am preaching to you today, but you will not have me much longer!
Be careful, lest you reject the message which the Lord has for you today. As a church we need to repent of this great evil. The Lord has given us a very simple rule to follow regarding the value of human life: “You shall not murder.”
We have designed a document several pages long designed to teach how we can set aside what the Lord has written with his own hand and we have replaced it with rules and tradition invented by human beings. Do you really believe that we can improve on what the Lord has designed for human happiness?
“I’ll leave it to the Doctor, the counselors and the patient to determine what is best in any given situation within the guidelines the Church has suggested.”
The guidelines were invented by men. The Ten Rules we find in Exodus 20 were drafted by God. Which one is best for our moral welfare? Take your choice!
More:===> If this topic is of interest to you, I suggest you secure a copy of the book I recently published entitled: From Pro-life to Pro-choice: The Dramatic Shift in Seventh-day Adventists’ Attitudes Towards Abortion from the printer. Here is the link: http://lulu.com. You will need to type my name, Nic Samojluk, in the blank “Search” space to access my book’s web page.