Christian views more scandalous than pornographic pictures!
Dr. Eric Walsh’s, the City of Pasadena’s Public Health Director, recently discovered that his traditional Christian views are more scandalous that pornographic pictures.
“Dr. Walsh is a graduate of Oakwood University, the University of Miami School of Medicine, and Loma Linda University School of Public Health. He has taught at the LLU School of Public Health and at the University of California, Irvine.”
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Doug Batchelor Comments About the Pope’s Calls for Unity
Adventist Health West Must Pay a $14.1 Million Penalty
After five years of litigation which could have resulted in a maximum penalty of $100 million dollars, the Adventist Health System West decided to pay a much smaller settlement penalty amounting to $14.1 million dollars to the government and the whistleblowers. What follows is a number of comments I selected from several public media reports: …
A Whistleblower Banned from Attendance at Glendale City SDA Church
If you are aware of what happened at the Hollywood Adventist Church recently, you will not be surprised that another Adventist congregation is in the news for the same reason: the alleged violation of the Adventist position regarding homosexuality. Here are some excerpts from what Dr. Elizabeth Iskander wrote about this issue which is being presently debated in the Advindicate web site created by Shane Hilde. You may recall that Hilde actively participated in the controversy about the teaching of evolution as factual explanation for origin at La Siera University a few years ago. …
More: <a href=”https://adventlife.wordpress.com/2014/01/30/a-whistleblower-banned-from-attendance-at-glendale-city-sda-church/”>https://adventlife.wordpress.com/2014/01/30/a-whistleblower-banned-from-attendance-at-glendale-city-sda-church/
Tony Campolo to shutter the evangelical ministry he started 40 years ago
“Tony Campolo, a progressive evangelical leader who has counseled President Bill Clinton since the Monica Lewinsky scandal, has announced that the organization he founded nearly 40 years ago will close on June 30. …”
35,000 Youth Attend Adventist Camporee in Brazil
“A record 35,000 young people, mostly Seventh-day Adventists, from 12 nations gathered in Barretos, in the Brazilian state of São Paulo from January 7 through 12 for the Fourth South American Pathfinder Camporee, a gathering of young people that promotes Christian living and community service. …”
Adventist Florida Hospital Ends Ban of Pork Products
“Florida Hospital, run by Adventist Health System, has banned a Wendy’s restaurant on hospital property from serving bacon for more than a decade due to religious reasons, but a Panera Bread restaurant opened on the hospital’s property across from the Wendy’s is being allowed to serve bacon and other pork products, the Orlando Sentinel reported Tuesday. …
Remembering Desmond Doss
Army medic Desmond Doss single-handedly brought 75 wounded troops to safety while under constant fire on Okinawa on May 5, 1945. President Truman awarded him the Medal of Honor on October 12, 1945.
“White Lie Soap”: Morgan Defends Ellen White & Rea Agrees!
When I first read “The White Lie,” authored by Walter T. Rea, I never dreamed that the day would come when Rea would agree with those defending the Ellen White’s borrowing, but this is exactly what seems to have taken place following the recent publication of Kevin L. Morgan’s book “White Lie Soap.”
I haven’t read the book yet, but I did read some of the reviews written by several individuals, including that of Robert W. Olson and Walter T. Rea. If you don’t believe this, consider the following comments that have been made by individuals who have reviewed the book already:
Robert Olson and Walter Rea’s Testimony
“ Your book is by far the best thing I have read on the subject of Ellen White’s writing. …
David Asscherick Preaches to Young Africans in Pretoria
“David Asscherick, the self-described “former purple-haired punk rocker,” brought spiritual messages to more than 3,000 young Seventh-day Adventists attending the denomination’s world youth conference in South Africa and those watching via live streaming.
Asscherick became a Seventh-day Adventist at age 23 after reading The Great Controversy, which was authored by church cofounder Ellen G. White. …
Adventists Save the Life of John F. Kennedy
An SECC Delegate Responds to GC Executive Officers
This open letter is a response to the statement from the General Conference Executive Officers regarding the election of Sandra Roberts as Southeastern California Conference President.
General Conference Executive Officers,
I am a pastor and was a delegate at the Southeastern California Conference Constituency Session where I voted for Sandra Roberts to be our conference president. I knew that this decision would be controversial and disapproved of by General Conference leadership. …
Kenyan Pastors Ask for Guns Amid Christian-Muslim Violence
As attacks on Christians mount in Kenya’s coastal region, some evangelical pastors in Mombasa area no longer may be willing to turn the other cheek.
Worried about attacks against their churches and congregations, some pastors are asking for rifles to protect themselves from suspected Islamic extremists. …
NAD Executive Committee Recommendation
“Affirms” Men and Women for Ordination
On Monday, November 4, members of the North American Division Executive Committee at their year-end meeting voted by a 6 to 1 margin to “affirm the conclusion that all people, men and women, may receive ordination as an affirmation of the call of God.”
The much-anticipated action, which is a recommendation and does not change current NAD policy or practice, passed by a margin of 182 to 31, with 3 persons abstaining. …
LSU Removes Dr. Lee Grismer as Chairman of the Biology Department
It has recently come to my attention that La Sierra University has quietly taken the chairmanship of the biology department away from Dr. Lee Grismer and given it to Dr. John Perumal (not updated on LSU’s website until after October 17).
From the church’s perspective, this certainly is an improvement since Dr. Grismer is an ardent evolutionist who has long advocated for slow evolutionary changes and common ancestry for life on this has shown little patience for students who wish to discuss or even mention the Adventist position in his classroom – and has told such students that those who hold to the Adventist position on a literal 7-day creation week are ignorant and stupid and are even the ones who “fly airplanes into buildings.” …
Sandra Roberts Becomes the First Woman President
To loud applause Sunday afternoon, Dr. Sandra Roberts was confirmed as Southeastern California Conference’s next president, making her the first Adventist woman to be elected as a conference president. The history-making vote (567 “yes” to 219 “no” or 72% to 28%) overwhelmingly affirmed the conference nominating committee’s recommendation despite a cautionary message from General Conference president Ted N. C. Wilson. …
Senator Ted Cruz’s Adventist Connections
Texas Senator Ted Cruz, Tea Party darling and the face of the recent government shutdown strategy, is married to the daughter of Adventist missionaries and a graduate of Monterey Bay Adventist Academy in California.
Heidi Nelson Cruz has been getting more scrutiny from the press recently, including this interesting New York Times article today. Anti-establishment conservatives, who have rallied behind Cruz, are less enamored when they learn that his wife is a vice president in the Private Wealth Management Group at Goldman Sachs in Houston, Texas, working with the super-rich. …
At Meeting, La Sierra University Gets 3-Year Adventist Accrediting Association Renewal
La Sierra University, a Seventh-day Adventist-owned educational institution in Riverside, California, received a three-year accreditation through 2016, following a vote by the Adventist Accrediting Association (AAA) board, meeting Wednesday, October 9, in Silver Spring, Maryland.
Formally known as the Accrediting Association of Seventh-day Adventist Schools, Colleges, and Universities, the AAA is the denominational accrediting authority for all tertiary and graduate educational programs and institutions owned by Seventh-day Adventist Church entities. …
Another Former La Sierra University Student Describes his Shocking Experience
“I am a biology major who graduated from LSU in 2009. I’ve since moved onto medical school and am about to graduate for there too.
I transferred in from a public university and I remember that my first thought was, “There is no difference in my science classes from the school I came to the school I’m at now.” I was expecting at least a fair shake to be given to Creation but none ever came. My very first biology class at LSU was general biology with Dr. McCloskey who repeatedly would use this famous line while lecturing, “I too believe in a Creator God, but the evidence speaks for itself.”
The story is an old one, oft repeated. Harvard was founded in 1636 to train Congregationalist and Unitarian clergy. Yale was founded in 1701 by the Colony of Connecticut, primarily to train ministers for the colony. Presbyterians founded Princeton in 1746 to train young men for the gospel ministry. Congregationalist minister Eleazar Wheelock established DartmouthCollege in 1769. Brown, WakeForest, and The University of Chicago emerged from the Baptist denomination. …
President Repents, Confesses Sin, and Asks for Forgiveness
“I stand here today to close the evil past, and especially in the last 50 years of our national leadership history and at the threshold of a new dispensation in the life of this nation. I stand here on my own behalf and on behalf of my predecessors to repent. We ask for your forgiveness.”
“We confess these sins, which have greatly hampered our national cohesion and delayed our political, social and economic transformation. We confess sins of idolatry and witchcraft which are rampant in our land. We confess sins of shedding innocent blood, sins of political hypocrisy, dishonesty, intrigue and betrayal. …”
TV Star Convert to Adventism Pleads: “”Please don’t watch my show”
“It appears that Angus T. Jones has become a Seventh-Day Adventist (SDA) Christian, according to his online video testimonials with The Forerunner Chronicles on YouTube. Angus T. is most well known for his role as “Jake”, the “half a man” on the super successful CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men.
Moslem Extremists’ Blasphemy Laws, by Nina Shea
Today’s New York Times and Washington Post shed rare light on the latest gross injustices that result from Pakistan’s blasphemy law. They report on yesterday’s arrest of Rimsha Masih, an 11- or 12-year-old Christian girl, who, according to some accounts, suffers from Down’s syndrome. Rimsha has been jailed for allegedly burning pages of the Koran while sweeping a facility in her slum neighborhood near the capital of Islamabad. Should the case go to trial, the girl now faces a virtually certain sentence of life imprisonment, since under the sharia court, her testimony is worth a quarter of a Muslim male’s and there is only oral evidence in this case. …
The Whistleblower and the Adventist Healthcare Corporation—an Update
I made it clear to Kevin Edgerton that in Chapter 4 of this series, I would post only material provided by the corporation without comment. After my News Editor received his letter, along with a pdf file containing AHS’s omnibus litigation, I again contacted Mr. Edgerton’s office by phone. I was told he was not available. I then left a message that I would like him to contact me regarding some of the questions his letter generated. He never returned my call. …
Almost Five Thousand Baptized in one day in New Guinea
Attendance on the final night of the series in Port Moresby was well in excess of 100,000 people, reports indicate. (The staff was too busy to count the huge crowd.) A very high turnout would have amounted to nearly half the population of the city. …
Open Letter to Ted Wilson, by Walter McGill, Pastor, The Creation 7th Day & Adventist Church
An open letter from my desk was sent to you on November 19, 2010, detailing my dismay at Mr. Orville D. Parchment’s apology to one senior lady, Ms. S. Hatch of Anza, California. The subject matter of my objections concerned the faulty grounds stated for pursuing the protection of your church’s “good name” and corporate identity via the “strong arm of civil government.” I received no acknowledgement of receipt, answer, or rebuttal from you or any of your staff. …
Euro-Asia youth congress held in Ukraine for first time – Adventist News Network
“Top church leaders said a youth congress held last week in Ukraine was an inspiration for those who live in free societies. It also showcased Seventh-day Adventist youth living out their faith in new, meaningful ways.
Ted Wilson’s Response to the Action by the Pacific Union Conference to Ordain Women
“The 17 million members of the Seventh-dayAdventistChurch are united through the Holy Spirit in a common commitment to Christ and the truths of His Word, an urgent end-time mission, and a divinely inspired church organization. A threat to any one of these places at risk the unity of the church. It is for this reason that the leadership of the Seventh-dayAdventistChurch affirms the Pacific Union’s action not to change their Constitution and remain in harmony with the world church. This represents a step in a positive direction. The General Conference leadership is seriously concerned, though, with the Pacific Union’s subsequent action to preempt the collective decisions of the world church regarding ordination. Unilateral actions contrary to the voted decisions of the global church seriously threaten the unity of the church. …”
Loma Linda University Church Senior Pastor Randy Roberts defends Women’s’ Ordination
August 19, 2012 will go into history as the day the Pacific Union Conference voted to eliminate the last barrier for the treatment of women pastors on an equal basis as far as ordination is concerned.
Creation Seventh Day Adventist Church Leaders Freed,
Pastor Walter “Chick” McGill, the 66-year old pastor of the small, Tennessee-based Creation Seventh Day Adventist congregation, was freed from a California prison Sunday after thirty days behind bars.
McGill was imprisoned on Friday, July 13 after a federal warrant for his arrest was issued in a long-standing trademark dispute with the Seventh-day Adventist denomination. During his jail time in the San BernardinoCountyCentralDetentionCenter, McGill refused solid foods, taking only water and juice squeezed from oranges. …
Columbia Union votes ordination without regard to gender, by Adventist Review staff
A special July 29 constituency meeting called by the Columbia Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists voted a resolution: “That the Columbia Union Conference authorize ordination to the gospel ministry without regard to gender.”
Miracle at Aurora Shooting 22 Years in the Making.
If you have never believed that God works in miraculous ways, then think again.
By now you’ve all heard of the horrific shooting spree at the movie theater in Aurora, Colorado last Friday, where 12 people were cold bloodedly murdered and 58 others wounded. Hopefully, you’ve read or heard the reports of how three different young men sacrificed their lives to save their girlfriends, or of the pregnant mother shot in the abdomen who, along with her unborn baby will survive the shooting. Read More:
Distribution Update of “The Great Hope” Adventist Book.
“A major international outreach of the Seventh-day Adventist Church is meeting with success beyond expectations.
Called “The Great Controversy Project: Hope Into Every Home,” the goal is to get a copy of either the full “Great Controversy,” written by Adventist Church co-founder Ellen G. White, or an abridgement, approved by the Ellen G. White Estate, called “The Great Hope” into the hands of millions of people around the world. More:
Pastor_Chick Defends his Creation 7th Day Adventist Church.
Legal documents have been filed with the USPTO stating that the General Conference Corporation makes “no exclusive claims” to the term “Adventist.” The recent attempts by the GC legal department cannot hold up in court. They merely threaten people who are using “Adventist” because most will not bother to hire legal counsel to defend their case — money is a factor, of course. You will notice that OUR display of the name of our faith is significantly different from “Seventh-day Adventist.” Read More:
DeVon Franklin Tells Ophrah About The Seventh-day Sabbath.
STRAIGHT FROM HOLLYWOOD comes a dynamic business model for building a thriving career without compromising your faith. DeVon Franklin, vice president of production for Columbia Pictures, shares how being bold about his Christian faith while being driven and ambitious has actually helped him to excel in a high-profile, fast-paced, competitive industry.
Court Upholds Jail and Fines for Bible Study Host.
When I lived back inArizona, we often had forty or more family and friends over for holidays. I knew of others that had even larger families that gathered every week or so someone’s house. With the large gatherings, no one ever complained nor were any of us told that we had too many at the house.
Women Serving as Ordained Ministers in the Adventist Church in China.
Pastor Dave Weigley, president of the Columbia Union Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, and Pastor Raj Attiken, president of the Ohio Conference, recently returned from a 13-day visit in China. They met with local churches and pastors in Shanghia, Beijing, Hangzhou, Wenzhou, Xi’an, Guilin, and Chengdu, as well as leaders of the Chinese Union Mission in Hong Kong. They took with them Taashi Rowe, an editor for the union conference periodical, who wrote a report on their trip which was published in the last few days in the Columbia Union Visitor along with an announcement of the special constituency meeting that will decide on the ordination of women serving as pastors in the Columbia Union Conference. More: ===>
What can we learn from Samuel Koranteng Pipim’s moral fall?
After reading the many accounts of Pipim’s moral fall I believe that there are many spiritual lessons to be learned from this tragic event, but one stands out above the others: A hotel room is not a safe place for spiritual counseling of female students. What starts as spiritual can easily become physical.
Pipim wrote a very long document in his own defense. The church did believe that his confession was genuine and complete until strong evidence was produced about his involvement with another woman was produced which prompted his pastor to cancel his rebaptism at the eleventh hour following his confession to this additional sexual misconduct. More: ===>
Chamberlain Case Finally Ends: Coroner Rules after 32 Years That the Dingo Did It.
The national Channel 7 television network called it “Australia’s most notorious murder trial” Tuesday morning (June 12) during coverage of the coroner’s ruling in the fourth inquest into the death of Azaria Chamberlain, the two-month-old daughter of a Seventh-day Adventist pastor and his wife, in August 1980. Coroner Elizabeth Morris has officially found that a wild dog called a Dingo killed the baby as the parents had reported within minutes and have maintained for three decades. More: ===>
Part One: The Whistleblower and the Healthcare Corporation.
If you are a patient or employee of the Adventist Health System and you think that the integrity of your hospital records is protected, you need to watch this video. Listen to this Adventist whistleblower who alleges that unscrupulous managers routinely delete adverse hospital events to protect the corporation and augment their bonus payments.
A Call for Revival, Repentance & Reformation
When Ted Wilson was elected as our new General Conference president, he made a call for revival and reformation. There are visible signs that said revival and reformation has started already among Adventists. This needs to continue, but it must include visible evidence of sorrow and repentance for what we Adventists have done wrong in the past and for what we are doing wrong in the present. There exist sinful policies in our midst which unless repented of and abandoned, will tarnish and stain our mission to the world. The Bible states the following in Amos 5:24: More: ===>
Receiving the Bird: Samuel Koranteng-Pipim Seeks Rebaptism This Sabbath.
Less than a year after he was disfellowshipped, and lost his Michigan Conference ministerial credentials, the Ann ArborSeventh-dayAdventistChurch plans to rebaptise Samuel Koranteng-Pipim. The proposed June 9 afternoon service was announced through a bulletin insert that asks for prayer “that with his baptism. . . Dr. Pipim will be faithful in his new line of ministry. …” More: ===>
Mass Resignations at Baptist University. T
hree dozen faculty members have resigned from Shorter University, a Baptist school in Georgia, after it required them to sign a “personal lifestyle statement” that condemns homosexuality, premarital sex and public drinking.
Moscow is not Sodom: Orthodox Christians disrupt illegal gay pride demo in front of city council.
Orthodox Christians blocked an attempt Sunday by homosexuals to demonstrate outside of the Moscow City Council in response to the city’s ongoing refusal to permit a “gay pride” parade within its jurisdiction.
Argentina: Three choirs sing “Gory, Glory, Aleluya” at the Inauguration of the new Temple at the Universidad Adventista del Plata.
[Tres coros cantan en ocasión de la inauguración del nuevo templo de la Universidad Adventista del Plata.]
Free Haircuts: A New Evangelistic Tool, by Nic Samojluk.
From its beginning Quiet Hour Ministries have manifested an unusual ingenuity and resourcefulness in its incredibly successful program of reaching people for Christ and the Gospel. What has been their secret? It quite simple, indeed: They have always looked for ways to provide a free service for people in need. This has recently been demonstrated by the unique method devised by volunteer Richard Daly who decided to advertize his meetings with a free haircut for kids in a country where people have a hard time to save the money for such service. I invite you to watch and see this new evangelistic method in action. Watch and find out what happens when you reach out to others with creativity and love. Watch the Video: ===>
Mid-America Union Conference Votes to Support Ordination of Women.
The executive committee of the Mid-America Union Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church this week at a regular meeting, “Voted to support the ordination of women in the Mid-America Union,” according to a news release from Martin Weber, union conference communication director. “The committee also recognized the authority of the world church and the need for harmony across the various administrative levels of the Seventh-day Adventist faith community,” stated Tom Lemon, the union conference president. More: ===>
Controversy About the “Great Controversy.”
Most Adventists are aware that there is currently a great controversy taking place regarding Ellen White’s the “Great Controversy” book. Our new General Conference [GC] president, Ted Wilson, decided to distribute said book by the millions, and many zealous Adventist members donated millions of dollars for this unprecedented project apparently unawares that what was being published was an abridged version of the original one written by the author. More:===>
Counterfeit E. White Books in China.
Today I received and email from Jeffrey and Monica Sonnentag alerting me about a recent video posted by Pastor David Kang describing how our Ellen White books are being sold inChina. The problem is that the content of said books has been apparently altered in many places in order to reflect Catholic doctrinal teachings. A good example is the reference to the creation where Sunday is presented as the day the Lord rested following his creative work. This type of glaring and daring counterfeit is almost unbelievable, but Pastor Kang has the damning evidence in his possession. More:===>