“To close the door to refugees cannot be an option. To “welcome” them by marking them with shame and suspicion is unacceptable. To incite fear based on prejudice is irresponsible. As followers of Jesus Christ, we are compelled to welcome ALL who are seeking refuge. …”

My Comment: This means that Jackson is at odds with the opinion of Franklin Graham, the son of Billy Graham.

More: http://spectrummagazine.org/article/2015/12/09/north-american-division-president-authors-huffpo-op-ed-welcoming-refugees



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%

4 responses »

  1. Doug Yowell says:

    And Adventists have concerns about Ben Carson’s political involvement??? Will the church offer an official statement to their members reminding them that the church does not endorse any political direction on this issue? Why must we welcome only those refugees from those regions that are most visibly volatile while encouraging, as followers of Jesus Christ, others to choose whether or not they should allow unborn refugees to enter the world?? To incite fear ( of religious persecution) based on prejudice against allowing unwanted children (talk about being marked with shame and suspicion!) a welcoming hand is both hypocritical and evil. Feel free to kill your baby but feel ashamed to welcome any and all refugees?? Why not state that, “I personally would welcome the refugees, but I would not want to force my religious beliefs on anyone else”? Allowing an official Adventist representative to lend support to the anti-Christian Huffington Post’s political position on immigration is a betrayal of the church’s membership who don’t support the concept or the politics behind it. And this is the man who is leading the “Holy Spirit” drive to ordain women to pastoral ministry even though it is dividing the church??? By their fruits you will know them.

  2. Doug Yowell says:

    BTW, I think the Adventist Ben Carson has spoken against a Carte Blanche welcome mat for the same people. So that would pit Jackson against Carson, in essence trying to undermine his political views and potential presidency.

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