Truth About Seventh-Day Adventist "Truth?": A False Gospel of Imperfect Law Keeping to Earn Heaven
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Larry Wessels, director of Christian Answers of Austin, Texas/ Christian Debater (YouTube Channel CANSWERSTV at https://www.youtube.com/user/CAnswersTV/featured; websites: http://www.BibleQuery.org, http://www.HistoryCart.com, & http://www.MuslimHope.com, email: email@example.com) is joined in studio by former Seventh Day Adventist pastor Dale Ratzlaff (email: firstname.lastname@example.org) who is the author of several books including, "The Cultic Doctrine of Seventh-Day Adventists: An Evangelical Resource and an Appeal to Adventists," "Sabbath in Christ," "Truth Led Me Out," & "Truth About Adventist "Truth" as well as numerous articles in his "Proclamation" magazine.
Seventh-day Adventism is built on multiple errors:
1. Founded on false prophecy of 1844.
2. Founded on a false gospel (Galatians 1:6-9, "I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: 7 Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.
8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. 9 As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.").
3. Questionable ethics such as the abortion of babies. When George Gainer was researching his paper, the American Hospital Association Guide to the Health Care Field, 1986, stated:
Twelve of the 56 Adventist hospitals in the United States [are] offering ‘abortion services’ including ‘a program and facilities.’31 The hospitals listed are as follows: Castle Medical Center, Hadley Memorial Hospital, Hanford Community Hospital, Loma Linda University Medical Center, Porter Memorial Hospital, Portland Adventist Medical Center, Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Sierra Vista Hospital, Walla Walla General Hospital, Washington Adventist Hospital, and White Memorial Medical Center. One could be forgiven for wondering if our other hospitals [which] supplied reports on which the Guide is based are accurate as to the difference between therapeutic abortion and elective abortion.32
Nic Samojluk of Loma Linda has been researching Adventists and abortion over a period of several years for his doctoral dissertation. He has some follow-up information that sheds some light on the current data available about abortions and Adventist hospitals. On his website www.Adventlife.Wordpress.com he refers to George Gainer’s paper and lists the hospitals above. He states, “A survey conducted three years later by the Loma Linda University Ethics Department revealed that five of these Adventist hospitals were engaged—like our [Adventist] CMH—in elective abortions.”33
He confirms what many have discovered: it is extremely hard to obtain accurate information about abortions done at Adventist hospitals. He has been able to obtain some information about Washington Adventist Hospital (WAH) in Maryland, however. First he quotes Gainer’s research published both in his paper and in the Washington Post: “As to numbers, participants in the ‘Pastors’ Protest Against Abortion’ [held on October 5, 1985] supplied the figure of 1,494 abortions performed at Washington Adventist Hospital from 1975 through July 1982. They said that the medical records office of the hospital supplied these statistics.”34 This number translates into an average of 213 abortions per year. Interestingly, there is a sudden drop in WAH’s abortion numbers after 2005.
Samojluk further refers to independent Catholic investigator Patrick Murebil’s findings: “a decade later the same Adventist hospital reported 547 abortions per year;35 but by 2006 the number of abortions in the same institution dropped to 47, with 48 reported for the 2007 year.”36
For on this issue see http://lifeassuranceministries.org/proclamation/2014/2/abortioninadvent.html.
4. Defective Christology (misunderstanding Jesus as the Michael the archangel).
5. Flawed hermeneutics (improper Bible study interpretation).
6. A wrong view of the church (teaching that they are the only true & proper Christian church).
7. They publish their own Bible and insert their own doctrines into the text. (The Clear Word Bible, among others).
8. Religious cults look at individuals that leave their group as being lost, and without salvation. (When a Christian from another Church joins the Seventh-day Adventist Church, they are said, "to have come into the truth." They are often "encouraged" to be rebaptized.).