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“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. …”

More: http://www.faithstreet.com/onfaith/2011/01/24/adventists-and-abortion/22

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?


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About adventlife

I am a second generation Adventist who joined the church by baptism almost seven decades ago when the Adventist Church was still pro-life. I have a Ph. D. Degree in religion, and my dissertation was entitled "From Pro-life to Pro-choice: The Dramatic Shift in Seventh-day Adventists' Attitudes Toward Abortion." I recently published a book with said title which is available at http://lulu.com. You need to type my name in the Search blank space to access it. I believe that the Adventist Church should get out of the abortion business, especially out of the elective type of abortions. The church did compromise on this moral issue back in 1970 and many of its hospitals were allowed to profit from the killing of innocent unborn babies with impunity. The church needs to repent of this great moral sin and publicly admit that it was wrong for the "Remnant," Church which keeps God's Commandments, to profit from what the Bible and our Adventist pioneers labeled as murder. The Lord is merciful and forgiving, but public sins must be publicly repented of in order to secure God's forgiveness. P.S.: I recently published my second book dealing with abortion and the Adventist Church. The title is: “Murder in Paradise: A Serious Warning to the United States & the Adventist Church” http://www.lulu.com/shop/search.ep?type=Print+Products&keyWords=Samojluk+murder+in+paradise&x=5&y=10&sitesearch=lulu.com&q= Paperback: List Price: $22.49 $9.00 You Save: 60%

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  1. There is a time when we see that ” Thus saith the Lord” conflicts with” thus saith the church, and we must obey God rather then men! We need to pray that our church obeys with a heart faith, all God’s Ten Commandments!

    • adventlife says:

      Correct! The document known as “Guidelines on Abortion” was designed to neutralize and supersede the Sixth Commandment that forbids the killing of innocent human beings.

      Nic

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