“The issue confronting those refusing compliance with the above policy is now extremely serious. They now have one year to adjust their local policies and actions so as to conform to the voted policy of the world church. This is a new thing in the Adventist ordination crisis. Those out of harmony with the voted decision of the world body will be expected to change their practices, or face the grave consequences of which our General Conference president has spoken in the past. …”
This is evidence that we are determined to risk a split over a minor issue like women’s ordination while allowing diversity over a major one like abortion.
Where are the victims of women’s ordination? Are you aware of any? None that I can see!
Contrast this with the thousands of innocent unborn babies whose lives were cut short inside some of our Adventist medical facilities since 1970 when our SDA Church adopted the pro-choice position on this issue.
Which of the Ten Commandments is violated when we ordain a woman to the Gospel ministry?
Likewise, which of God’s commandments is violated when we kill an unborn child? The sixth–the one designed by a loving God to protect the right to life. Here is what Jesus said regarding the value of human life:
“It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.” [Luke 17:2]
According to Jesus death is preferable than offending the little ones, but our Adventist leaders believe that killing said little ones is morally acceptable and morally neutral under a variety of circumstances, including when the father of the unborn child is a sinner.
I thought that the sinner deserves to be punished–not the innocent victim. Do we punish the rapist? No! So why do we justify the killing of the innocent?
Our “Guidelines on Abortion” also justify abortion when the pregnancy affects the mental health of the woman. My question is: Is the temporary inconvenience of a pregnancy worse than the permanent and irreversible decision to either dismember of poison the body of the unborn?
The founders of the Adventist movement were pro-life–not pro-choice/pro-abortion! What happened? Why did we abandon the pro-life original position of the founders of Adventism?
The answer is profit. Is profit a safe policy to follow? What did Jesus say about this?
“No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.” [Luke 16:13]
I believe that it is high time for our church leaders to repent of this insult against the Creator of human life.
Our church has invested millions of dollars and three General Conference sessions into the women’s ordination issue–zero dollars for the protection of the right to life.
We are majoring in minor issues and minoring in major ones. It is time to alter this erroneous course of action.
It is high time to repent of this erroneous action.