Posted by: adventlife | January 1, 2018

God’s Secrets of Prosperity

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Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper
you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

 

Proverbs 28:13 Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper, but

Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper, but the one
who confesses and renounces them finds mercy.

 

Deuteronomy 29:9 Carefully follow the terms of this covenant, so

Carefully follow the terms of this covenant, so that
you may prosper in everything you do.

 

Jeremiah 10:21 The shepherds are senseless and do not inquire of

The shepherds are senseless and do not inquire of the LORD; so they
do not prosper and all their flock is scattered.

 

Proverbs 19:8 The one who gets wisdom loves life; the one who

The one who gets wisdom loves life; the one who cherishes
understanding will soon prosper.

 

Proverbs 11:25 A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes

A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed. The generous will prosper; those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed.
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Posted by: adventlife | December 24, 2017

Violence Through the Eyes of God, by Nic Samojluk

Nineveh

Two thousand years ago, Jesus came from heaven as a babe in order to bring peace to earth, but Herod, inspired by the Devil, responded with violence and sent his soldiers to Bethlehem with the mission of killing a large number of innocent children.

If we want to get an idea about the way heaven sees the violence manifested by human beings toward the innocent, we need to examine what prompted God to take drastic actions towards peoples and nations in the past.

The Flood Generation

Take the case of the Noah’s generation. Why did the Lord decide to wipe them off the face of the earth? Here is the answer:

“Now the earth was corrupt in God’s sight and was full of violence.” [Gen. 6:11]

Evidently, one of their open sins was violence, the killing of innocent human beings.

The Nation of Israel

“We have sinned, even as our ancestors did; we have done wrong and acted wickedly.” [Psalm 106:6]

“They sacrificed their sons and their daughters to false gods. They shed innocent blood, the blood of their sons and daughters,” [Psalm 106:37-38]

Notice the reference to the shedding of innocent blood—the blood of their own unwanted children to Moloch, the cruel pagan god.

The City of Nineveh

How about the wicked city of Nineveh? History tells us that one of their open sins was violence as well.

“Woe to the city guilty of bloodshed! She is full of lies; she is filled with plunder; she has hoarded her spoil!” [Nahum 3:1]

“Nothing can heal you; your wound is fatal. All who hear the news about you clap their hands at your fall, for who has not felt your endless cruelty?” [Nahum 3:19]

Assyriologist Archibald Henry Sayce describes the barbarities that followed the capture of a town: “Boys and girls were burned alive or reserved for a worse fate; men were impaled, flayed alive, blinded, or deprived of their hands and feet, of their ears and noses.””

Ref.: https://biblematter.wordpress.com/2013/04/18/why-was-ancient-nineveh-called-the-city-of-bloodshed-2/

The City of Jerusalem

And what can we say about the Holy City of Jerusalem?

“This city must be punished; …Violence and destruction resound in her;” [Jer.6: 6-7]

“For the land is full of bloodshed, and the city is full of violence.” [Ezek.7:23]

What happened to the City of Jerusalem? It was destroyed on two separate occasions and the Holy Temple was demolished. History tells us that one million Jews perished when the Roman army attacked the Holy City and demolished the second temple of Jerusalem.

Our Current Generation

Will the Lord overlook the incredible shedding of innocent blood by our current generation? Since 1973 it is estimated that almost sixty million innocent unborn children were exterminated in North America alone. This is ten times the number of victims of the Jewish genocide under the Hitler regime.

The Role of God’s Remnant Church

What can we say about God’s Remnant Church, chosen by heaven to preach the last message to a perishing world? This church fulfilled its sacred mission for over a century, but in 1970, when the State of Hawaii legalized the killing of unborn children, the leaders of the Adventist denomination decided to participate in the violation of God’s Law and added KILLING to its HEALING ministry.

Violence is wrong, but violence against those who cannot act in their own defense, is the epitome of cruelty and evil. And why did our leaders decide to participate in the lucrative abortion business? The answer is Money–the love of filthy lucre–and now our hands are stained with the blood of the innocents.

A pro-life Adventist researcher named Andrew Michell estimated that the number of victims of abortion inside only two Adventist Hospitals was approximately 15,000. And bear in mind that our church owns over sixty hospitals in North America alone. Of course, many of those institutions did not participate in the elective abortion business.

My question is: How many murders do you have to be guilty of before a judge or jury will sentence you to jail time or the electric chair, 15,000 or just one?

“PROOF: 15,000+ Abortions in Seventh-day Adventist Hospitals”

Link: https://youtu.be/v71UcT_p2ZQ

King Manasseh was the cruelest ruler in the Old Testament, and he was guilty of shedding the blood of more innocent people that any of those who ruled in Jerusalem, but when he repented of his sins, the Lord reinstated him on his throne. There is hope for the Adventist Church, but the pre-requisite is repentance and confession. Let’s pray for this to take place before it is too late!

Posted by: adventlife | December 21, 2017

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1. The Adventist Guidelines on abortion were created for the express purpose of allowing what the Lord forbade: the shedding of innocent blood, and the murder of innocent unborn children. This is evident from the history of the Adventist church as documented by George Gainer:

“Abortion: history of Adventist guidelines”

Link: https://www.ministrymagazine.org/archive/1991/08/abortion-history-of-adventist-guidelines

“The Wisdom of Solomon”

Link: http://www.scribd.com/doc/160731861/The-Wisdom-of-Solomon-or-The-Politics-of-Pragmatism-The-General-Conference-Abortion-Decision-1970-71

2. They are based on tradition, designed by fallible human beings, and in a direct opposition to Scripture.

3. In 1970 the church faced the prospect of bankruptcy in one of its hospitals—the Castle Memorial Hospital in the State of Hawaii. The choice was between Money and the Life of the unborn. The church chose Money over Life.

The church chose to believe a lie, that we could serve both Money and God at the same time. Jesus told us that this was impossible.

“You cannot serve both God and money.” [Luke 16:13]

4. God used four words to prohibit the killing of innocent human beings—“You shall not murder.” The church used 1314 words to allow what the Lord has forbidden.

5. The guidelines allow the murder of unborn children under a variety of circumstances, including when a woman is faced with an unwanted pregnancy that affects her mental health. Since every unwanted pregnancy is bound to cause a mental depression in a woman, this means that all abortions are justified under said guidelines.

“Abortions for reasons of birth control, gender selection, or convenience are not condoned by the Church. Women, at times however, may face exceptional circumstances that present serious moral or medical dilemmas, such as significant threats to the pregnant woman’s life, serious jeopardy to her health, severe congenital defects carefully diagnosed in the fetus, and pregnancy resulting from rape or incest.”

All a woman needs to say to her doctor is: “I am mentally depressed; I cannot concentrate on my studies or work; I want to get rid of this unborn child;” and bingo, another innocent unborn child is sacrificed for the sake of convenience and lifestyle. And let’s not forget that mental depression is a temporary condition, while death is permanent and irreversible.

6. The church allows for each hospital to interpret said guideline without monitoring from outside sources, this means that it is up to each individual Adventist medical facility to implement said guidelines without any restraint.

“Church institutions should be provided with guidelines for developing their own institutional policies in harmony with this statement.”

Link: http://www.adventist.org/en/information/official-statements/guidelines/article/go/0/abortion/

8. Said guidelines allow the killing of an innocent unborn child in order to protect—not the life of the mother—but her lifestyle. The life of the unborn is sacrificed while the life of the rapist is protected. This is contrary to biblical principles. The Bible condemns punishing the child for the sins of its parents.

“Fathers shall not be put to death because of their children, nor shall children be put to death because of their fathers. Each one shall be put to death for his own sin.” [Deuteronomy 24:16]

The victim of rape can, with God’s grace, recover from her terrible ordeal and enjoy her life. This recovery is not available to the victim of abortion

9. The guidelines specify that an abortion should be performed for the most serious reason:

“Abortion should be performed only for the most serious reasons.”

When the life of the pregnant woman is in serious jeopardy and there is no reasonable hope of saving both the life of the mother and her unborn child—an ectopic pregnancy for example—then we have a “most serious reason.” If the physician can save only one life, then the doctor’s efforts are still pro-life. It is better to save one life than loosing two!

In the case of pregnancy due to rape or mental depression, we do not have “the most serious reason” because the intention is killing the unborn baby instead of saving both lives if possible. Under such circumstances, there is always a better option available to the pregnant woman: giving the baby up for adoption.

10. Those Guidelines on Abortion were designed to negate what the Lord prohibited when he inserted the “Do not murder” into his Decalogue. There is only one remedy available to the Adventist church: Doing away with a tradition created by fallible Adventist theologians and ethicists.

It took Rome several centuries to replace God’s Word with human tradition. We Adventists did this in a single century. The guidelines on abortion must go! They need o be abolished. This is my humble opinion.

 

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I am writing to you at three o’clock in the morning. I woke up with a great foreboding in my mind and could not go back to sleep. I hope you will take the time to read about the reason for my deep concern.

The Destructive Storm Looming Over the Adventist Horizon

I see a storm looming over the Adventist horizon, bigger than Maria, the hurricane that destroyed Puerto Rico; greater than Harvey, the storm that caused extensive damage to the State of Texas; more deadly than the carnage that took the lives of 58 victims in the City of Las Vegas and sent 600 innocent concert goers to the hospital.

The Lack of Full Disclosure in Our Adventist Evangelism

When I started the training required for Realtors almost four decades ago, the first lesson I learned was the need of full disclosure of any significant defects in the homes I was showing to my prospective buyers. I was told that if I failed to do this, I would be liable for the damages resulting from this lack of full disclosure and that I might forfeit my Realtor’s license.

This lack of full disclosure is patently evident in our evangelistic efforts. Our valiant and highly successful evangelists are doing an impressive job in preparing prospective believers for baptism. They carefully drill those prospects on the Fundamental Doctrines of our Remnant church.

Unfortunately, the prospective future members of the church are never told about some of the ugly skeletons we have cleverly hidden in our church closets. This we must do, otherwise, when those millions of new converts to the Adventist faith discover the truth about our church’s moral condition, their reaction will be one of frustration, discontent, and even potential mass abandonment of the faith they had so joyfully embraced.

The Ugly Skeletons in Our Doctrinal Closet

The undeniable fact that our church is not pro-life, as we have pretended to believe since 1970; the year our leadership embraced abortion as a way of preserving the financial stability of our medical facilities.

The fact that thousands of innocent unborn babies have been killed in our Adventist medical institutions, in a direct violation of the Sixth Commandments of the Decalogue that forbids the shedding of innocent blood.

The fact that the current controversy surrounding the women’s ordination pales in comparison to the awful fact that we have created a clever way of nullifying the Holy Law of God with a document of human creation—our Guidelines on Abortion.

The evident contradiction between our strong condemnation of moral sins like rape, theft, and the sexual abuse of children and our practice of allowing the ultimate form of child abuse—the poisoning and dismemberment of the tiny developing bodies of innocent unborn children inside the medical facilities that were created for the sacred mission of HEALING instead of KILLING.

The sad truth that on this issue we are following humanly created TRADITION instead of the Word of God that forbids the killing of innocent human beings for the sins of their often sexually promiscuous parents.

The ugly fact that we have instituted the false belief that LIFESTYLE is supreme, while the sacredness of human life is pushed under the rug to the detriment of the life of the unborn.

The little known fact that we are honoring the Creator inside our churches, but honoring alongside the greatest serial killer the LLU has ever produced; a man who deprived of life at least 250,000 innocent unborn children. Plaques honoring this man are visibly exposed both in our flagship institution such as LLU and LSU.

The Ugly Truth Exposed by Means of 20 Powerful Videos

The undeniable and well documented truths described above and much more are forcefully addressed by a young Adventist artist named Andrew Michell. These videos are currently being circulated and viewed by a growing number of Adventists.

When a significant number of SDA members of the church have watched them, the resulting moral storm will hit the church with full force; and when the millions of newly baptized members of the church discover that they have been deceived on this issue, the resulting moral outrage will be unavoidable.

Moral deception is a terrible sin. Our church silence on this issue is unreasonable and foolish. We need to confess this terrible sin against our Creator and repent. If we ignore the signs of the approaching storm, we may suffer a terrible loss comparable to what took place in Puerto Rico, Mexico, and the California Wine Country.

Here is the link to those high-impact videos. Make sure you do not overlook the Andrew Michell’s dramatic challenge to Adventist leaders such as Kevin Paulson, Stephen Bohr, Mark Finley, John Bradshaw, and every SDA member of our church.

List of Andrew Michell’s Pro-life Videos

Link: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkxW6bodjOh_Ais9HSUGTL3HFC1WwTZ1g

Our Moral Duty

I am convinced that it is our privilege and moral duty to share these videos with as many Adventists as possible. We need to help save our church from this potential terrible loss. Please, do what I just did: Share these videos with others!

Posted by: adventlife | December 17, 2017

When Silence May not be the Best Answer, by Nic Samojluk

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There might be times when silence could be the best response. A good example is when King Herod asked Jesus “many questions, but Jesus gave him no answer [1] Why did the Lord decide to remain silent on this occasion? Because Herod “hoped to see him perform some miracle.” [2] Did Jesus respond to evil with silence under other circumstances? How did Jesus respond to Peter when the apostle told his Master the he must avoid the cross? He sternly rebuked him by saying: “Get thee behind me, Satan.”[3]

Is Silence the Best Response to Serious Danger?

Peter’s suggestion was inspired by Satan; the salvation of humanity was at stake, and Jesus realized that he must confront evil right on regardless of the risk of offending one of his most ardent followers, the one who earlier had said to Jesus: “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”[4]

Sometime ago I was watching 3ABN, and heard Pastor Jim Gilley, the then president of this incredible organization, relate the following anecdote: He noticed a house on fire and decided to stop to alert the dwellers about the imminent danger they were in. His action saved the life of an old woman. Had he opted to ignore his moral duty, the old woman would have probably perished in the fire.

He might have said to himself: Let others take care of warning the dwellers of that home. I am late for a preaching or a business appointment. The urgency of this situation forced him to abandon all other considerations, and he is today proud of having listened to the voice of moral duty.

He could have said: How can I profit from this tragedy? Perhaps I can take pictures while the fire is consuming the house and then sell those pictures to a tabloid magazine. Of course, such a thought didn’t even cross his mind. His only concern was the safety of the dwellers of that home.

The Life of Thousands in Serious Danger

It is hard to believe, but this is precisely what our Adventist leaders did back in 1970 when the State of Hawaii removed the legal protection from millions of unborn children making it legal to destroy human life before birth. Such an action created a dilemma for the Adventist church.

The non-Adventist physicians at our Castle Memorial Hospital [5] demanded the right to profit from this legal loophole and threatened to take their patients to other medical hospitals in the event their request was denied, and the fear of God was replaced with the fear of men. Our leaders decided that profit was more important than the life of those waiting to be born and the president of the North American Division of our church made the following incredible public declaration forty seven years ago:

“Though we walk the fence, Adventists lean toward abortion rather than against it. Because we realize we are confronted by big problems of hunger and overpopulation, we do not oppose family planning and appropriate endeavors to control population.”

You can verify this by reading the history of our Adventist guidelines on abortion written by George Gainer and published by the Ministry Magazine a couple of decades ago. [6]

Abortions on Demand in our Adventist Hospitals

This is how elective abortions were introduced into several Adventist medical institutions, a practice that resulted in the deaths of thousands of innocent unborn babies. You may think that this is something someone fabricated in order to smear the good name of the church, but it is well documented in the pages of Adventist literature. I know this because I wrote my doctoral dissertation precisely on this topic.

Are Adventists Still Offering Abortions on Demand?

Not long ago I received the following request from a concerned Adventist lady: Nic, Do you have hard facts about SDA hospitals performing abortions? I would love to see them.” I have discovereed that the majority of our Adventist members believe that our church is definitely on the pro-life of this issue, and in theory this is a fact. Unfortunately, our practice contradicts this assertion.

Why is this so? It’s very simple. We say one thing but do the opposite. In a church document entitled “Guidelines on Abortion,” we have some lofty pro-life statements that give the impression that our Adventist denomination is really on the side of the unborn. Unfortunately said statements are neutralized by a list of exceptions which opened the door really wide to abortions on demand.[7]

In the event you need additional confirmation of the Adventist position on abortion, I suggest that you take a few minutes to watch a video created by Adventist researcher Andrew Michell entitled “The Official Position of the Adventist Church on Abortion” [8]

It is high time that our leaders undo the damage done to the reputation of our church by admitting that it was wrong for our church to include killing among the healing mission of our church. Our church was founded with a single mission: HEALING–not KILLING. God is eager to forgive, but we must repent. It is not too late to alter a wrong course of action!

References

[1] Luke 23:9.

[2] Luke 23:8.

[3] Matt. 16:23.

[4] Matt. 16:16.

[5] George Gainer: “The Wisdom of Solomon,” Spectrum 19/4 (May 1989): 38-46. [5]

[6] George B. Gainer, “Abortion: history of Adventist guidelines,” https://www.ministrymagazine.org/archive/1991/08/abortion-history-of-adventist-guidelines

[7] http://www.adventist.org/en/information/official-statements/guidelines/article/go/0/abortion/

[8] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nyj4Kby4i80&feature=em-subs_digest

Posted by: adventlife | December 7, 2017

Advent Life News Stories you Might Have Missed

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In this mailing, I would like to highlight the following story:

My Observations About our Adventist Health Care System, by Nic Samojluk
https://adventlifenews.wordpress.com/2017/12/06/my-observations-about-our-adventist-health-care-system-by-nic-samojluk/

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I would like to share with you a few personal observations connected with the Adventist Healthcare offered to those considering abortion as a solution to a unwanted pregnancy. Please, read the following comments I found at our Adventist Healthcare web site:

“How will you know what decision is right for you?

It’s not easy to decide to end a pregnancy. You may need some time to think about your choices. Counseling may help you to decide what is best for you. If you’re comfortable, you can start by talking with your doctor. Family planning clinics also offer counseling to help you decide what is best for you. You may also want to talk with someone close to you who understands how pregnancy and “. Carefully think through your choices, which are to:

  • Have a baby, and support and raise your child to adulthood.
  • Have a baby, and place the baby for adoption.
  • Have an abortion.”

More: https://www.adventisthealthcare.com/health/library/topic/?id=tw1040

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  1. Notice the emphasis is on the pregnant woman facing an unwanted pregnancy.
  2. No mention is made to the right and interest or welfare of the unborn baby.
  3. The focus is on the woman’s choices. The unborn baby choice is non-existent.
  4. What is “best for you” is repeated more than once—what is best for the baby is not even mentioned.
  5. How “raising a child would affect your life” is addressed, but no mention is made regarding how abortion will affect the baby.

Everything seems to be slanted towards the abortion choice as a solution to en unwanted pregnancy problem. No reference is made to what the Bible teaches regarding the shedding of the blood of an innocent human being nor to the biblical murder prohibition contained in the Decalogue.

All this reminds me of the attitude of Pilate who, when faced with the request to authorize the killing of an innocent man, decided to wash his hands and thus pretend that he was innocent of the crime being committed under his care.

All the abortion performed inside the Adventist medical facilities since 1970 are recorded in the books of heaven and the church will have to answer for the crimes perpetrated against those waiting to see the light of day. On that day, no excuse will be allowed for depriving the unborn of their right to life.

The Adventist Church would do well to repent of this terrible sin against humanity and seek the forgiveness freely offered to all those who depart from the right path. Notice what thee Bible says about this:

“Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon” (Isaiah 55:6-7).

Let’s pray for this to take place before it is too late. Every day, it is actually too late for thousands of unfortunate victims of abortion.

Posted by: adventlife | December 5, 2017

Does Ted Wilson Support Abortion? by Nic Samojluk

Ted Wilson Letter on Abrtion

In my previous mailing I did include a reference to Ted Wilson’s position on abortion, and I received the following comment from one of my email contacts:

“I hate abortion but need something much better sourced for me to draw the conclusion in your headline.”

This prompted me to post the original communication Gannaway received from the office of Ted Wilson, the General Conference president.

My reasoning is as follows, if Wilson supports the “Guidelines of Abortion,” I conclude that he supports abortion, because said guidelines includes a list of circumstances under which abortion is permitted in our Adventist medical facilities.

After all, those guidelines were created nearly five decades ago to permit our Adventists hospitals to offer electives abortions to their patients. Prior to 1970, the only type of abortions that were permitted were those labelled as “therapeutical”–not abortions on demand!

If you disagree with me, please let me know!

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