“Islamic militants burned down a Seventh-day Adventist church in northeastern Nigeria after its 67 members fled the area in fear for their own safety, a church leader said. … “At the moment, the insurgents have taken over their homes, foodstuffs and beddings,” Bindas said by e-mail. …”
“But the denomination may be the only theologically conservative Protestant group that allows elective abortions. Many of their own members didn’t know that their worldwide hospital network performed the procedure, which has been quite the discussion on the Adventists for Life Facebook page. A number of posters were shocked to learn the denomination’s stance. …
Another poster said that Adventists opposed abortion until 1970. That is when Hawaii legalized abortion and Castle Memorial Hospital, an Adventist institution in Kailua, Hawaii, the poster said, was pressured by its own doctors, and donors, to start offering abortions. At the time, Adventist leaders in Washington indicated they did not oppose the procedure and thus, more Adventist hospitals began offering the procedure. …”
My comments: Many SDA members believe that our church is pro-life. It is not! Our medical institutions were allowed to offer elective abortions starting back in 1970 with impunity; our “Guidelines on Abortion” justify the killing of innocent unborn children under a variety of circumstances, including even for mental health; and recently in the country of Kenya our church publicly declared that the church is neutral on abortion. Should the church also declared its neutrality on other sins like theft, rape, and the sexual abuse of children that harm its victims but do not deprive them of life?
“Loma Linda University topped all other colleges and universities in the nation for graduates who find meaning in their work, based on a survey of 1.4 million college and university alumni, according to PayScale.com. …”
“Position No. 1 emphasizes the biblical qualifications for ordination as found in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1 and the fact that never in the Bible were women ordained as priests, apostles or elders. Therefore, it says, the Adventist Church has no biblical basis to ordain women.
Position No. 2 emphasizes the leadership roles of Old and New Testament women such as Deborah, Huldah, and Junia, and biblical passages in Genesis 1, 2 and Galatians 3:26-28 that stress all people are equal in God’s eyes. Therefore, it says, the biblical principle of equality requires the Adventist Church to ordain women to positions of church leadership wherever possible. …”
“Governor Rick Perry signed Senate Bill 7 in 2011. This law barred Planned Parenthood from receiving government assistance. In light of this legislation, Access Esperanza had to close four of its eight clinics. Statewide, the bill led to the closings of 76 clinics. …”
“Just like Tierce, most women do not want to kill their babies. But this fact didn’t stop her from paying for more abortions with Limbaugh’s money. An abortion costs approximately $450, which means at least four women will have their babies killed by the Texas Equal Abortion Fund. And thanks to Tierce, these abortions will come at no cost to these women; however, it will cost them absolutely everything. Studies show that over 65% of women who have abortions suffer from post-abortive syndrome, 31% have health complications, and post abortive women are six-times more likely to commit suicide than women who give birth. …”
The testimony of two Adventist pro-lifers dedicated to help post abortive women regain peace and freedom from guilt.
“The report comes a year after firefighters in an eastern Chinese province rescued an apparently-abandoned newborn infant from a sewage pipe after neighbors reported hearing crying. Reports from Chinese media indicated the baby was found in the toilet sewage pipe in a residential building in the city of Jinhua after residents on the fourth floor called the fire department with reports of a baby crying. …”
“Since 1973, many Adventist hospitals perform elective abortions under any circumstance. Though some hospitals refrain from performing any abortions, the majority of those that do not perform elective abortions offer “therapeutic” abortions under “extreme circumstances”. Since the Seventh-Day Adventist Church does not officially take a strong stance against abortions there is wide variety of opinions on this subject within the church. …”
My question: Since when killing has become a form of therapy? Would the providers of abortion submit themselves to such therapy? BTW, the correct date is 1970, when the Adventist Castle Memorial Hospital was allowed to offer elective abortions. Therapeutic abortion services in SDA hospitals began much earlier.