My opinion: We must be united on major issues like being faithful to the pro-life message contained in the Decalogue. Minor issues are of less importance.

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 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, that claims to keep 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. Doug says:

    The basis for the church’s pro-choice” position on abortion is exactly the same as for the ordination of women. Here are the striking similarities: 1) The claim that Scripture and SOP are “silent” on the issue. 2) Rejection of biblical texts and examples that actually teach, in principle, the Bible’s condemnation of the practice. 3) Appeal to the cultural acceptance as a reason to allow it. 4) A promise that no one should be “coerced” to practice or not to practice. 5) A strong reference to admit that “honest” differences exist over the issue so a compromise should be agreed on for the sake of unity. 5) A rejection of the unanimous teachings and Biblical interpretations of early SDA founders on the issue.
    The big difference today is that the issue is being decided by the world church and not by a small, select, NAD heavy leadership council. And because of the influence of the internet leadership supportive of WO cannot completely control the information dispersed or stifle the opposition. If WO is rejected there will be greater hope for the unborn.

    • adventlife says:

      Doug,
      Your approach to this issue is rather unique. I will only add that in the case of women’s ordination, no human life is sacrificed, yet we will spend millions to allow the Adventist world representatives to vote on this. Contrast this with the topic of abortion that has been decimating the lives of millions, but the church will not allow our world-wide representatives to discuss this at the coming GC.

      Nic

      • Doug says:

        Actually, that’s not my approach, it’s my analysis of the issue being discussed by the church. Obviously, killing the unborn is a far more egregious sin then turning spiritual leadership into a gender inclusive role. Unfortunately, the two are both based on an unwillingness to let Scripture rule over cultural permissiveness. Once pro-life supporters wake up to the church’s headlong dash away from Biblical faithfulness the worldwide members may once again be willing to stand up against the present pro-choice/pro-abortion policy that stains our claim to being the church that keeps the commandments of God. Until then, it’s out of sight, out of mind at the GC.

      • adventlife says:

        Doug,

        I cannot agree with more. BTW, did you know that Steve Wohlberg, of the White Horse Ministry, is planning to take a supply of his booklet and CD’s on abortion to the GC convention in Texas?

        Nic

      • Doug says:

        Maybe you can talk him into taking along a couple of your books too?

      • adventlife says:

        Doug,

        I was wondering about this.

        Nic

      • Doug says:

        Nothing attempted, nothing gained.

      • adventlife says:

        Doug,

        I did write to Steve Wohlberg offering to donate ten copies of my book that he can give away or sell and keep the proceeds for his ministry.

        I have the feeling that he may not want any competition with his booklet and CD’s.

        Nic

      • Doug says:

        If it would save the life of one innocent unborn and the conscience of one frightened expectant mother I’d welcome all the competition I could find.

      • adventlife says:

        While the church is willing to spend millions in an attempt to unite Adventist on the issue of Ordination, millions of unborn children are perishing inside abortion clinics and hospitals, some of them owned by our church.

        Nic

      • Doug says:

        Maybe next GC the church will want to address a more important issue.

      • adventlife says:

        Yes! We need to pray for this to take place.

        Nic

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