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Posted by: adventlife | February 13, 2017

Adventist Evangelism & Full Disclosure

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Full disclosure is expected and required in the sale of products to the general public. It is expected in the industry and medicine. A physician who hides the fact that his patient has a terminal disease runs the risk of loosing his license to practice medicine; a Realtor who fails to disclose to a potential buyer that the house he is about to purchase is full of termites is exposing himself to a lawsuit; a car manufacturer who fails to correct a serious mechanical defect is liable to face an expensive eventual recall of its product and a multi million dollar payment for damages

My question is: Do Adventist evangelists, who are selling a spiritual product to the public, free from the full disclosure laws expected from industry, medicine, and the sale of real estate? Can Adventist evangelist hide from those interested in joining our denomination any serious doctrinal defects with total impunity? Is honesty les important in the “sale” of spiritual products to the trustful public?

  1. In 1970 the Adventist Church did allow our Adventist hospitals to engage in elective abortions to their patients and thousands of innocent unborn babies perished inside many of our medical facilities. Should our evangelists disclose this fact to those contemplating joining the Adventist denomination?
  2. Our Adventist evangelists describe our church as a God’s Law keeping organization, but fail to disclose the fact that we have replaced the Sixth Commandment of the Decalogue with a document we created known as Guidelines on Abortion that justifies the killing of innocent unborn children under a variety of circumstances, including rape, incest, and even when an unwanted pregnancy affects the mental health of a pregnant woman. The result is that a perfectly formed unborn baby is sacrificed for the sake of convenience. And let’s not forget that a victim of rape can eventually recover from the terrible ordeal, while the victim of abortion has no such hope. The act is final and irreversible. Should Adventist evangelists disclose this to those interested in joining the church?:
  3. Our Adventist evangelist traditionally describe the Catholic Church as guilty of having altered the Fourth Commandment of he Decalogue, but we are silent about the fact that we Adventists have done the same to the Sixth one. Technically speaking we are keeping only Nine of God’s Commandments. Should our Adventist evangelists disclose this to those ready to join God’s Remnant church?
  4. When our Adventist denomination was founded, our leaders were definitely pro-life and they condemned abortion without any hesitation or euphemism. They were not afraid to label abortion as “murder” and a direct violation of God’s precepts. Should our Adventist evangelists reveal this in their evangelistic efforts?
  5. Our flagship university, LLU, has replaced the traditional “Hippocratic Oath” that forbade abortion with the “Physician’s Oath” in order to make room for abortion. Should those who preach the Gospel reveal this unfortunate fact to those ready to join the church by baptism?
  6. Two of our best known universities, LLU and LSU, are honoring the most infamous serial unborn child killer in the history of California, a man who became a millionaire by poisoning and dismembering the bodies of innocent unborn babies. He is known to have aborted at least 250 victims during his nefarious career. His name is listed among the most notable financial donors to these Adventist schools. His main focus was on killing as many Blacks and Hispanics as he could, and LSU built the Edward Allred Learning Center in his honor. Should this shameful fact be disclosed in our evangelistic efforts?

I am convinced that it is high time for our Adventist evangelist to embrace the full disclosure rules that are prevalent in manufacturing, industry, commerce, and real estate. People working for the Gospel should excel in matters of disclosure and honesty. There is no excuse for hiding major defects in the product we are selling to the public. We are selling the good name of our Adventist denomination, but those joining the church are unaware of the fact that we have compromised with evil on the matter of abortion.

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“‘Cursed be anyone who takes a bribe to shed innocent blood.’” [Deuteronomy 27:25]

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New Revelations Connected with Abortion and Gambling

This new video created by Andrew Prolife Michell contains dramatic revelations that might surprise many Adventist members. These new discoveries are the result of hard work and the providential guidance from above.

A New Pro-life Voice Among Adventists

The author of these videos had no idea that the Adventist Church had abandoned the pro-life example of the early Adventist pioneers. When confronted with the fact that many Christian believers had embraced a pro-abortion attitude towards the merciless slaughter of the unborn, he reacted by praising the Lord for being a member of a pro-life church that kept all Ten of God’s Commandments.

When he discovered that his Adventist Church had compromised with evil on this issue, and that it had profited from the killing of innocent unborn children starting back in 1970, and that a large number of Adventist hospitals did participate in the offering of elective abortion services to their patients, his moral shock was so great, he determined to do something about this. The result is a series of videos he is working on right now.

A Trumpet Sounding Message for our Adventist Leaders

His voice is like a trumpet sounding the alarm among God’s “Remnant” people, chosen by God with the task of warning the world about the imminent Day of Judgment of God Almighty. His sacred ministry is in response to what we find in the writing of the Prophet Isaiah, who recorded the following centuries ago:

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”Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and declare unto my people their transgression, and to the house of Jacob their sins.”

A Morally Offensive Behavior by Adventist Leaders

Back in 1970, when faced by a potential loss of revenue at our “Castle Memorial Hospital,” Adventist leaders decided to compromise on a moral issue that opened the door wide for elective abortions in our medical institutions.

This was followed by the naming of the greatest abortionist in the history of California among the honored donors to La Sierra University and Loma Linda University with a total disregard of the fact that the donated funds were stained with the blood of innocent unborn children, and in violation of the church’s policy of refusing money generated from gambling business.

A Morally Abhorrent Example for our Youth to Follow

If you watched this video created by Andrew Prolife Michell, you might have noticed that the name of Dr. Edward Allred, one of the honored donors, is accompanied by a statement suggesting that this notorious abortionist is a good example for our Adventist youth to follow.

Pro-life Andrew Needs our Moral & Financial Support

If you believe that additional Adventist pro-life videos should be created on behalf of the unborn, Then consider supporting the work of Andrew Pro-life Michell, the creator of this video, with your heartfelt prayers and financial contribution:

The Time and Expense connected with the creation of videos like this one

The research and production of this video involved the investment of large amount of time, dedication, and expense. Videos of this quality are not cheap.

Pro-life Michell is willing to produce additional pro-life Adventist videos but he needs our moral and financial support. He did not ask me to write this. I am doing this on my own initiative, and I am praying for his success in this self-assigned mission.

Will you join me? If you will, here is the link you need to do this. Make sure you click on the Donate button located above the picture. You can also send him a personal message thanking him for his unselfish hard work.

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“The film won a total of nine Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) awards: five presented December 7 at The Star in Sydney, and four handed out earlier in the week. It picked up best film, best director, best lead actor, best supporting actor, best original screenplay, best editing, best sound, best production design and best cinematography. …

Hacksaw Ridge tells the story of Doss, the first conscientious objector in American history to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. The Adventist army medic braved bullets, grenades, and snipers while single-handedly evacuating the wounded from behind enemy lines during World War II. He is credited with saving at least 75 lives.

Adventists are being encouraged to use the movie’s publicity as an opportunity to “share the faith of Doss” with friends, families, neighbors and colleagues.…”

My Comments: Yes, we need to spread the news about the incredible example set by this valiant Adventist who dodged enemy bullets while saving the lives of fellow American soldiers. It is a real joy to have this opportunity to spread the good news about Adventist exemplary and heroic behavior under extremely dangerous circumstances.

Shall we also include some bad news about Adventist past behavior? Shall honesty move us to include only the good—but not the bad—about our past history? Did Bible authors limit their reporting to only the good behavior of men like Adam, Abraham, Jacob, King David, Peter and many others? Did they not include both the good and the bad?

When telling the story of Desmond Doss, aren’t we actually selling Adventism to the world? For almost four decades I was in the business of selling homes to my clientele. Thee first lesson I learned when I applied for my Realtor’s license was my duty of full disclosure. I was required to point not only the good features of the property to a potential buyer, but to also call their attention to any defects that were visible.

Are the rules governing the sale of our religion to others less stringent than in real estate? Should we hide in our evangelistic effort facts like the killing of innocent human beings in our Adventist hospitals starting back in 1970 when our leaders opened the door to abortion on demand?

Shall we also hide the fact that even today our Adventist Health System follows our “Guidelines on Abortion” document that justifies abortion under a variety of circumstances including when an unwanted pregnancy affects the mental health of a woman?

Is it morally right to kill an innocent unborn baby because the woman is temporarily mentally depressed? Do not forget that pregnancy is a temporary condition, while abortion is permanent and irreversible. Is it right to violate God’s Law for the sake of lifestyle or a temporary mental depression?

Shall we also disclose that both Loma Linda and La Sierra Universities have included the name of the greatest abortionist in the history of California among the most honored donors to said Adventist institutions? These are questions that bother me a great deal!

More: http://www.adventistreview.org/church-news/story4642-hacksawawards

Posted by: adventlife | December 15, 2016

Advent Life News Stories you Might Have Missed

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Posted by: adventlife | December 12, 2016

Blood Money in the Treasury, by Nic Samojluk

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The chief priests picked up the coins and said, “It is against the law to put this into the treasury, since it is blood money.” …” [Matthew 27:6]

My Question: Should La Sierra University [LSU] & Loma Linda University [LLU] follow the example set by Judas and return the blood money received from Dr. Edward C Allred–a 1964 graduate from LLU–the most successful California unborn child serial killer in the history of California, who became a millionaire thanks to his profit from abortion and gambling and who donated a portion of this blood money both to LSU and LLU?

I think they should! I have two reasons for this: First, the Adventist policy regarding gambling is clearly stated below:

SDA Official Statement on Gambling

“Seventh-day Adventists have consistently opposed gambling as it is incompatible with Christian principles. It is not an appropriate form of entertainment or a legitimate means of raising funds. …

Gambling violates Christian principles of stewardship. God identifies work as the appropriate method for gaining material benefit; not the playing of a game of chance while dreaming to gain at the expense of others. …

Gambling is addictive. The addictive quality of gambling is clearly incompatible with a Christian lifestyle. …

The Seventh-day Adventist Church rejects gambling as defined above and will not solicit nor accept funding that is clearly derived from gambling.” [emphasis provided]

Link: https://www.adventist.org/en/information/official-statements/statements/article/go/-/gambling/

My question is: Aren’t both LLU and LSU Adventist institutions? If the firm policy of the Adventist Church is not to “solicit nor accept funding that is clearly derived from gambling,: how come both of these schools did accept funds derived from gambling?

My second reason both LSU and LLU should refund the funds donated to these Adventist institutions is that the primary source of those funds was the killing of innocent unborn children, and according to the Good Book “blood money” should not be used for sacred purposes.

The chief priests picked up the coins and said, “It is against the law to put this into the treasury, since it is blood money.” …” [Matthew 27:6]

From Rags to Riches

Dr. Edward C Allred’s original plan was to become an Adventist evangelist, but later on he switched his career to medicine. He graduated from Loma Linda University in 1964 and three years later he established his private practice with such success that in a reasonable short time he expanded his abortion services to over twenty clinics.

He used his time so effectively that on average he would spend no more than five minutes with each patient. Here is how Allred’s amazing success was described by an “OCWEEKLY” reporter some decades ago:

“In 1980, he claimed to have personally aborted 250,000 fetuses during the previous 12 years. …

Family Planning Associates clinics are “California’s leading provider” of abortions.

Make no mistake: abortion has been very good to Allred. After a two-year stint as an Army doctor, he began his private practice in 1967 with a “negative net worth.” Today he owns several exclusive mansions, a fleet of expensive cars and jets, Rolling A Ranches in Nevada, and New Mexico’s prestigious Ruidoso Downs racecourse, where slot-machine gambling is legal.

To protect himself from anti-abortion zealots in the past, he reportedly has traveled with a 16-member security force. In 1989, Allred parlayed his fortune into partial ownership of the $47 million Los Alamitos Race Course in Cypress. This February, the quarter-horse aficionado (he stables more than 400 of them) announced that he had bought out his last major partner to become sole owner of the lucrative racetrack, which takes in more than $1 million in bets daily.

Allred has not kept his abortion and gambling fortune to himself. …”

Link: http://www.ocweekly.com/news/the-abortionist-who-funds-pro-life-republicans-6416767

Yes, Dr. Allred was very generous in sharing a good portion of his profit both from abortion and gambling with worthy causes, and two of the institutions that became the recipient of a portion of his fortune were LLU and LSU.

There is clear evidence of this in both of these schools. At LSU, you can find the “Edward C. Allred Center” located in the School of Business and at the LLU campus you will find Dr. Allred’s plaque among the list of the most distinguished donors

For additional information dealing with the life and work of this notorious benefactor, click on the following link.

La Sierra University’s Edward C. Allred Center honors notorious abortionist

Link: http://www.advindicate.org/articles/2560

Posted by: adventlife | November 29, 2016

A Missionary Kid Remembers Hacksaw Ridge and Desmond Doss

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Nic Samojluk4 minutes ago

What a contrast between this man of God who kept asking God “give me just one more. Just one more” wounded American soldier and those who since 1973 have been engaged in the killing of American unborn children, and what is worse is the fact that thousands of them perished at the hands of physicians employed by Adventist hospitals.

What a great opportunity to remember this amazing Adventist soldier by emulating his dedication to saving human lives from a sure death instead of profiting from the killing of the unborn. Desmond Doss dodged enemy bullets in his desperate effort to save those perishing; we profited from the genocide of the “least of these.” It is high time for our church leaders to do the following:

  1. Publicly acknowledge that it was wrong for our church to side with the enemy on this life and death issue.
  2. Ask God to forgive this terrible sin of our church.
  3. Get our medical facilities completely out of the abortion business.
  4. Void and discard a document known as “Guidelines on Abortion” which is still used by our Adventist Health System to justify the killing of innocent unborn babies under a variety of circumstances, including when an unwanted pregnancy affects the mental health of a woman. Mental depression is a temporary condition—abortion is permanent and irreversible.

It we do this, it will honor the memory of a great and valiant American Adventist soldier who got the Medal of Honor from President Trumann.

Link: http://advindicate.com/articles/2016/11/23/a-missionary-kid-remembers-hacksaw-ridge-and-desmond-doss

Posted by: adventlife | November 28, 2016

Honoring the Memory of Desmond T Doss, by Nic Samojluk

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How should we honor the memory of a valiant Adventist soldier who saved the life of 75 wounded American soldiers at Hacksaw Ridge? Mel Gibson did so with a film that is viewed by thousands right now.

The film is full of violence, but it shows the bravery of one man for whom the life of others was worth more than his own. He dodged enemy bullets while rescuing the lives of his comrades. Here are a couple of paragraphs from an article dealing this incredible story, followed by my own comments:

“Freedom of Conscience on Hacksaw Ridge: A Story for Our Times

And now there’s an amazing, powerful film about one man who was willing to give his life, but whose conscience and deeply held religious beliefs would not allow him to take the lives of others.

Mel Gibson’s new movie, “Hacksaw Ridge,” tells the story of Desmond Doss, a Seventh Day Adventist from the hills of Virginia, who enlisted in the Army with the understanding he could serve as a medic—and therefore not violate his firm belief in “thou shalt not kill.” …”

More: http://savingourfuture.com/2016/11/freedom-conscience-hacksaw-ridge-story-times/

How can Adventist honor the Memory of this American Hero?

In those days, men who served in the army as conscientious objectors were held in rather low esteem, were often ridiculed by their comrades, and mistreated by their superiors. Some of them were abused, imprisoned, assigned to menial tasks, kicked and beaten, and even “dunked headfirst into latrines.”

During the war, 162 members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church were court-martialed because of their religious convictions, and when the war ended, thirty-five of these men were serving terms of from five to twenty years at hard labor.

His first day in the army did not go well. When it was bedtime, Doss knelt beside his bunk bed in order to say his prayers, and all of a sudden he became the object of ridicule. A heavy army shoe sailed above his head. He didn’t want to get hit by a shoe, but he didn’t want to cut short his prayers. He realized he would need the Lord like never before.

A sergeant who watched the daring rescue stated: “Doss, I expected to see you killed any minute. We could all see it from up on the hill. You were crawling right toward that sniper.”

Adventists later learned from the Japanese soldier that he was the sniper, and that he was determined to shoot as Doss crawled towards him. He attempted to pull the trigger, but couldn’t.

When Doss’ 77th Infantry Division approached the Island of Okinawa, the American soldiers learned that the Japanese had warned the native population that Americans would torture and slaughter them. To their horror, Doss and his comrades witnessed native women cutting their children’s throats and then their own as the American forces approached.

This risky mission did not go well, and the hill was covered with the bodies of wounded and dead American soldiers. Doss was the only one standing there alone. After lowering the first wounded man, Doss realized that the task was moving too slowly, so he improvised a double knot rope sling, which he used to lower the rest of the wounded men.

There was no time to count the wounded. His superior estimated the number at 100, but Doss thought it must have been no more than fifty, consequently they split the difference and the official number was reported as 75.

Then President Truman stated the following: “I am proud of you. You really deserve this. I consider this a greater honor than being President.”

The story of this soldier illustrates the attitude of SDA’s towards the sacredness of human life at that time. The best way to honor the memory of this valiant Adventist soldier who dodged enemy bullets while rescuing the lives of wounded American soldiers is to emulate what he did. Are we doing this?

This week I took the time to visit the Loma Linda University campus and read some of the names the school honored with plaques for their contributions to their Alma Matter. I noticed that among those honored was the name of the greatest abortionist in the history of California: Dr. Edward Allred.

Not to be outdone, La Sierra University honored the same man with his name on one of their newest buildings on their campus. What happened? Desmond T Doss was definitely pro-life. He did care for the wounded soldiers whose lives he saved. Should we not follow Doss example of fidelity to God and Country?

Should we not honor those dedicated to save the lives of others instead of honoring with plaques and buildings the memory of the greatest unborn child killer in the history of California?

More: Booton Herndon. The Unlikeliest Hero (Mountain View, California: Pacific Press Publishing Association, 1967)

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