Note: The letter listed below was never mailed because of other urgent business.
“Dear Pastor Lomacang,
On March 29, 2016, I was trying to catch up on the news before retiring for the night when the program was interrupted for some commercials. I switched the channel to 3ABN in order to see what kind of program you had on.
I was gratified to discover that you were on with Pastor Murray and Danny Shelton describing how the role of the Catholic Church contrasted with our Adventist doctrines. I felt proud to belong to the church that honored God’s commandments and kept the Sabbath—the commandment that identified the name of the Creator of heaven and earth and described the basis of his authority.
I felt proud to belong to God’s Remnant Church– the church that honored God’s commandments and kept the Sabbath. I went to bed, but for some reason could not fall asleep. The next morning I found the following statement in today’s Sabbath School lesson:
“That’s the point we need to remember, not just when we look at others but when we look at ourselves, as well.”
This troubled me a great deal, because it dawned on me that we have also attempted to replace one of the Ten Commandments with rules created by men. I am referring to our Adventist “Guidelines on Abortion” that justify the violation of the Sixth Commandment under a variety of circumstances, including when an unwanted pregnancy begins to affect the mental health of the woman.
This means that a temporary mental depression is likely to lead the woman to sacrifice the life of her unborn child with the blessing of the church. I ask: is this the role of the Remnant church—to bless the violation of the commandment that forbids the killing of innocent human beings?
How can a church bless what the Lord has condemned? Should not the church repent of this great sin against heaven? The Lord is willing to forgive our transgression, but, according to the Bible, there is no forgiveness with repentance!
Isn’t it time to do away with those abortion guidelines? The day we no longer offer abortions services to our hospital patients, those guidelines will be obsolete. Catholic hospitals do not have abortion guidelines. The simply refuse to violate what the Lord has forbidden.
May the Lord have mercy on us all!”