Bible 8

On January 26, 2019, Gerald Winslow gave a presentation dealing witch abortion at the Roy Branson Legacy Sabbath School and defended the Adventist “Guidelines on Abortion” which he helped create decades earlier. I asked David Larson to grant me equal time in order to present the Biblical view of abortion. This was granted and on February 23 I started our prolife presentation with the help of Andrew Michell.

When Michell was done with answering two questions submitted by Larson, the presentation was interrupted by Larson and my answer to the remaining questions was aborted in order to give more time for Michell, who had flown from the Philippines for this special occasion, to dialogue with the audience.

There were several questions from the audience, but the main objection to he Biblical view presented by Michell came form David Larson who argued that Michell had limited his presentation to the Bible, thus omitting the “Wesleyan Quadrilateral” that included reason, tradition, and experience, besides the Bible for theological discussion.

The question is: Who was right, Michell or Larson? If reason and tradition are permitted in the establishment of religious doctrine, then Larson was right, but if the Bible is the final authority on religious dogma, then Michell’s view of abortion was the correct one.

The problem for Larson is that the Adventist Church holds Scripture as supreme in doctrinal matters. We are not Methodists—we are Seventh-day Adventists! We do not grant reason and tradition equal authority with that of Scripture.

I encourage you to watch the following videos that provide interesting and meaningful details dealing with this important prolife event that took place in Loma Linda, California.

“Lessons Learned. Speaking at Loma Linda University about the Bible, Abortion and Adventism”

“Nic SamoIjuk and Friends on “An Adventist Case for Being Prolife””

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 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” Paperback: List Price: $22.49 $9.00 You Save: 60%

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