Doug Batchelor was the first to speak at the Annual Council.

“We can’t preach about the Fourth Commandment if we compromise on the Sixth.”

Life is a miracle. It is God who created human life in the womb from the moment of conception.

A few minutes later Dr. Handysides contradicted Pastor Batchelor’s argument.

Dr. Handysides, the former director of the GC health department, produced no Scripture.

He appealed to his knowledge as a physician and financial backing.

Ted Wilson claimed that the abortion document was Biblical, but Handysides responded that science is practical regarding how to treat unborn children–not so the Bible.

Then he said that we claim that God is the Creator of human life—what about the malformations?

Thus he placed physicians above the Bible and able to decide who is entitled to live or die.

Thus Handysides agrees with Dr. Gerald Winslow who stated that abortion helps insure that the image of God is reproduced in human beings by eliminating the defective fetuses.

This is evidence that Adventists believe in eugenics, the elimination of defective human beings.

He reminded his hearers that in 1992 the GC Annual Council with the same authority invoked the guidance of the Holy Spirit that approved the “Guidelines on Abortion” that justifies abortion under special circumstances.

Could it be that the Holy Spirit never led the church to adopt those 1992 guidelines in the first place?

What Spirit guided the church to accept the guidelines on abortion? How could the H.S. guide the church to adopt the killing of innocent children?

No wonder our pastors, evangelists, and leaders dare not speak against abortion because the moment they do like Batchelor they will be attacked and ridiculed.

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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