Posted by: adventlife | August 25, 2017

Our Lopsided Adventist Eschatology, by Nic Samojluk

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A pro-life Adventist wrote to me: “I am keenly interested in your thoughts on how abortion fits in with Adventist ethics and eschatology, as you see it

Is it possible that our eschatology might be lopsided? We have demonstrated an obsession with the sanctity of the holy day of rest while neglecting the value of human life. Jesus said: “The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath.”

If the Sabbath was made for man, then it follows that human life is more sacred than the Sabbath. This is where those who killed the Author of life made a fatal mistake. They concluded that sacrificing the life of Jesus was a small price to pay for the sake of the rules they had made for the protection of the sanctity of the weekly day of rest.

We have been teaching that the final test that will determine the destiny of every soul is our attitude towards the correct day of worship. Did Jesus ever teach this eschatological doctrine? Perhaps he did, but I can’t fin any evidence of this.

What he no doubt did teach was that our eternal destiny will be determined by the way we treat the least, and I am having a hard time finding a group of human beings more entitled to the “the least” label than the unborn.

Ellen White did teach that the final test will be connected with the Sabbath, and we should not deny this. Nevertheless, should not what Jesus taught about the final events take priority over what Ellen White’s prediction?

Both teachings are probably correct, but which of the two should be more important for the Remnant Church? Should not Jesus emphasis prevail, and he emphasized the way we treat “the least of these.”

For some reason the Lord did not reveal to Mrs. White anything about the coming large-scale genocide of the unborn. I would venture that this was probably in order to test the faith and faithfulness of God’s chosen people. Unfortunately, we failed the test, and we failed this test in a big way: We even profited from the killing of innocent unborn babies.

Will the Lord apply the three strikes law on his people? First we failed in Nazi Germany by our compromise on the Sabbath and the sixth commandment; then we failed in Rwanda when Adventist engaged in the killing of fellow believers of the wrong ethnicity; finally we failed in 1970 when our leaders embraced the pro-abortion policy for the sake of shameful profit.

There is no time to waste! We need to repent and seek God’s forgiveness for this great sin against heaven.

 

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  1. You are right Nic. We (America) have spilled the blood of the innocent, and God will certainly require it of us. And as a denominated people, we SDA have made our neighbor’s children to pass through the fire of abortion. We have approved it by our Guidelines, which have stood unchallenged by church members for decades.

    Mat 6:23 But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!

    • Yes! Unless we repent of this great sin against heaven, the Lord will judge his “Remnant” people.

      Nic

  2. Repentance is every individual’s personal responsibility, not a corporate one. The character of a corporate structure is mearly a reflection of its leadership’s moral integrity. A lamb that speaks like a lion is no lamb at all. It is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. By their fruits you will know them.

    • Let’s not forget the story of Achan. His private sin affected the entire congregation if Israel. And BTW, read the story of how the Adventist Church confessed the Adventist corporate sin when Hitler was in power.

      Nic

      • Yes Achan’s story is a perfect example how one person’s unrepented sin can bring pain, suffering, and even death on others within the same organization. This is why YAHUAH said numerous times throughout the OT, “purge the evil from among you”. We must not be complacent and allow evil to continue among the assembly of believers. Those that claim to love their neighbor must stand up and demand the unrepentant murderers of unborn children and their unrepentant suporters be “purged from among us”. This must happen in conjunction with repentance of every believer in the assembly for allowing this atrocity to continue among the people who claim to keep the commandments of YAHUAH, those who have profaned His name with their evil ways.

      • Agree. Your last sentence is particularly apt, in view of

        Exo 20:7 Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.


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