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NEWSFLASH EVANGELICAL CHRISTIANS: Ben Carson follows a cult.

Ben Carson

Dr. Ben Carson is a genius neurosurgeon, who has saved many lives and has been gifted by God. While he is a very talented man, he is also a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, which is a cult.

The founder of the Church was a lady by the name of Ellen G. White.

Ironically for Mr. Carson’s case, White believed that the reason behind people being born black, was due to humans having sex with animals and producing offspring, which resulted in “discolored” people.

“Every species of animal which God had created were preserved in the ark. The confused species which God did not create, which were the result of amalgamation, were destroyed by the flood. Since the flood there has been amalgamation of man and beast, as may be seen in the almost endless varieties of species of animals, and in certain races of men,” White wrote in her book, Spiritual Gifts (Volume 3, page 75, paragraph 2).

White also believed that she had developed wings like an angel and flown to various planets that had inhabitants, just like those on the Earth. On the planets, she claimed to have met Enoch, along with seeing angels check in an out of the gates of heaven.

White also stated that God told her that Jesus’ second coming would occur in her lifetime. She died on July 16, 1915.

They also believe Christians who worship on Sunday, as most Churches practice, will receive mark of the beast and be condemned to hell. This makes salvation dependent on which day of the week one worships.

They also believe in the Recording Angel, who investigates peoples’ every move, and documents not only their public sins, but their “thoughts, wasted time, every selfish act, every wrong word, every unfulfilled duty, every secret sin and unimproved opportunities.”

Like Jehovah’s Witnesses (which is split from the SDA church), Seventh-day Adventists believe that when Jesus returned to heaven, he became Michael the Archangel (which is his heavenly name).

The Seventh-day Adventist Church has also set dates to when the Lord Jesus Christ will return, and (of course) none have ever been met.

White also plagiarized many books that she claimed to write, and was even sued, which resulted in the removal of her book, Sketches From the Life of Paul.

It was also later found that some of the visions that White claimed to have, were pictures that she saw in books from previously published authors.

She also believed that it was sinful to eat “Mince pies, cakes, preserves, and highly seasoned meats, with gravies.” She stated, “[They] create a feverish condition in the system and inflame the animal passions… dispense with animal foods and use grains, vegetables and fruits as articles of diet.” (A Solemn Appeal p. 63-66)

They also believe it is a sin to drink coffee.

“Sip no more the beverage of China, no more the drinks of java,” White stated (A Solemn Appeal p. 257).

Anyone who violated her specified dietary orders would not be raptured in the Second Coming of Christ, nor inherit the Kingdom of God.

They also believe that wearing hair extensions, wigs, etc… is sinful and will result in a premature death.

“The artificial hair and pads covering the base of the brain, heat and excite the spinal nerves centering in the brain… in consequence… many have lost their reason and become hopelessly insane, by following this deforming fashion. Yet the slaves to fashion will continue to thus dress their heads, and suffer horrible disease and premature death…” White wrote (The Health Reformer, October 1, 1871)

White mandated members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church to follow a strict dress code, stating that it was essential in order to maintain a full “physical and mental health.” White later broke her own code, and revoked the practice.

She also does not believed that you, as a Christian, can say, “I am saved.”

“We are never to rest in a satisfied condition saying ‘I am saved.’ They pervert the truth, and make it serve the cause of error. They declare that we have only to believe on Jesus Christ, and that faith is all-sufficient; that the righteousness of Christ is to be the sinner’s credentials; that this imputed righteousness fulfils the law for us, and that we are under no obligation to obey the law of God. This class claim that Christ came to save sinners, and that he has saved them. ‘I am saved,’ they will repeat over and over again. But are they saved while transgressing the law of Jehovah?—No; for the garments of Christ’s righteousness are not a cloak for iniquity.”— Ellen G. White (The Signs of the Times)

It is apparent, even by his own standards, Dr. Carson is “not saved.”

135 Comments

135 Comments

  1. Noah Gonzalez

    October 24, 2015 2:19 pm at 2:19 pm

    Great article, although there are ample mistakes… not to mention spelling ‘Jehovah’s’ just for starters.

    • Alan Reinach

      October 25, 2015 11:46 pm at 11:46 pm

      I am a Seventh day Adventist, and I do not believe anything that the article claims I believe. The term “cult” is a loaded word, and should properly be reserved for groups that use various mind control and brain washing techniques, not for someone else’s Christian denomination. The classic evangelical work on cults, Kingdom of the Cults, by Walter Martin, considered the claim that Adventism was a cult, and rejected it.

      For what its worth, Adventism teaches that we should trust Christ for our salvation, obey the Ten Commandments, including the Sabbath, and prepare our hearts for the soon return of Christ. Part of our preparation is to establish the largest Protestant hospital and school system on the planet. We commit primary resources to the healing ministry of Jesus Christ, and to education. Adventism is an intelligent faith. I suggest the writer do his homework before he writes on this subject again.

      • Anonymous

        October 26, 2015 3:46 am at 3:46 am

        I think you should be the one to research about your prophetee’s / messenger’s works. It is obvious on you comments that you haven’t read a lot of her books. Mr. Cowger gave you referencies and you should read them before you post such comments .

        • Anonymous

          October 26, 2015 7:41 am at 7:41 am

          Friend, It’s likewise obvious that you haven’t either. Mr. Cowger misquoted and removed from context in every case. Who is the father of lies? What does it say about someone who professed to be a follower of Christ yet makes no issue with spreading lies and half truths? I challenge you to look at the quotes in context for yourself. If you do not require truth to make judgments, well, enough said then.

        • DC

          October 26, 2015 8:20 am at 8:20 am

          And those posts by the author were purposefully twisted and misrepresented the words of Ellen White, especially the garbage about races of men coming from animals. That deals with transhumanism.. Genetic manipulation mixing animal and human DNA https://youtu.be/-acQz_wBx7E for example. All races of men come from the 3 sons of Noah. This is an exmaple of the bold lies this author paints. This kid has no journalistic integrity if he can’t discern the truth from lies concerning Adventism. It is just a pathetic attack that is easily refuted.

        • Giovanni Leonardi

          October 28, 2015 3:59 am at 3:59 am

          How many did you read instead? Is it enough for you to read some misused quotetions?

        • Sasha

          November 16, 2016 11:49 pm at 11:49 pm

          In Matthew 12:36. Jesus the Lord says, “But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.”
          Such blatant lies. Your words caused the stumbling of many…. The SDA church was not founded by Ellen White. Research the SDA Pioneers. The SDA church is NOT a cult, but are Protestant Christians. Sister Ellen White did not write or teach that black people are the results of humans having sex with animals and producing offspring – the quote you used to defend that statement actually shows that you came up with that lie on your own. It didn’t say that at all – it’s clear from the quote itself. Period. Now, you said ” White also believed that she had developed wings like an angel and flown to various planets….” Here you blatantly lied again. If you read the account at all, it’s beyond clear that she was taken in a vision and saw these things… Enoch, the angels and all… She obviously didn’t grow wings and flew… This simple instance exposes your malevolent intentions. Also, you will never find any place where Ellen White says Jesus will come back in her lifetime. Period. We can know the signs of the times but we do not know what day Jesus will return. That is what she says. This article is filled with empty hateful statements and no proof. She does not say that Christians who worship on Sunday will be lost – such a blatant lie!!! those who know the truth, reject it, and continue to disregard the true Sabbath of the 4th commandment will not be held guiltless, as with any of the 10 commandments – if you know the truth, turn from it and continue to sin, then you are not guiltless. Ellen White says many people do not know the truth about the 4th commandment 7th Day Sabbath. Many who keep and have kept the Sabbath to the best of their abilities (going to church on Sunday)…died in the Lord and are saved.

          About this statement: They also believe in the Recording Angel, who investigates peoples’ every move, and documents not only their public sins, but their “thoughts, wasted time, every selfish act, every wrong word, every unfulfilled duty, every secret sin and unimproved opportunities.”… Do you read your Bible? Ecclesiastes 12: 13-14. “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with EVERY SECRET thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.” See also, 2 Corinthians 5:10 and Revelation 20:12… Many Bible verses show that God sees all things and does keep record of our deeds – good or evil.

          Next, anyone who conducts a simple research, will clearly see that Jehovah’s Witnesses absolutely did NOT come from the SDA church. Period. Go look up their history.

          Now, read Daniel and Jude and you’ll see the reference to Michael, the Archangel. Arch – means chief and angel – means messenger. Daniel 12:1-3 speaks of Him as “Michael” “the great Prince which standeth for the children of thy people (God’s people).” Who is this great Prince, who alone could help Gabriel on his mission in Daniel’s time, yet is One who is called a “great Prince” and He stands for God’s people…? Who’s still alive in the days of Moses and disputes with the devil over his body? Jude 9. Jesus alone! Jesus appears over and over in the old testament Scriptures…, but He was not called by the name Jesus as yet. So much more to say but simple enough, Jesus is NOT created, the Bible calls Him the Creator. … Ellen White emphasized this clearly.

          Also, the SDA church NEVER set a time for Jesus to come back. Go do your research, you clearly didn’t. There was a movement in the mid 1800s that preached of a distinct Bible prophetic timeline.. And made an incorrect conclusion about what would happen at the end of the prophecy – believed it meant Jesus would return. However – the SDA Church was not in existence at that time…

          Now about your accusations of plagiarism… Look up the difference between literary borrowing and plagiarism.

          There’s much more to say … But let me not expend more time than is necessary to give a simple reply to your lying and hateful accusations.

          Anyone who destroys their body by incorrect eating /dietary habits are breaking the commandment that says, thou shalt not kill. The foods that Ellen White condemned are now proven by science to be harmful to the body… Hence now there is a big movement towards natural eating and vegetarianism for strength of body, freedom from disease and the acquisition of a sound mind. How much more would God desire His people to follow such principles and not destroy His temple? – 1 Corinthians 6:19-20.

          On your dress code accusations, does not the Word of God say: ” In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;

          10 But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.” – 1 Timothy 2:9-10.

          And another: 1 Peter 3:3-4. ” Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel;

          But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.” Ellen White taught that Christian sisters should dress modestly and not like the world, as stated above.

          Finally, the Bible teaches, especially in the gospel of John and 1st John, that to love Christ and abide in Him and to walk in Him, means keeping His commandments. “He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.”

          It is he that overcomes whom the Lord Jesus says He will “give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.”

          “Many shall say Lord Lord! But will not enter the kingdom of heaven. Many are called but few are chosen. The way to life is narrow and few find it…” What does this mean, when so many profess to believe in Jesus? Why does He say that to many people at the end? Faith without works is dead.

          I pray for you brother and wish you best. I am a Seventh-Day Adventist Christian. Do your own research. -Sasha.

      • BBear

        October 26, 2015 11:46 am at 11:46 am

        And bother everyone with your door to door solicitation!
        Just a bible thumping cult!

        • Cdawg

          October 28, 2015 9:40 pm at 9:40 pm

          “Bible thumbing”, sounds like you don’t even believe the bible

      • BK

        October 26, 2015 6:06 pm at 6:06 pm

        The blatant error of SDA and any false worldview is that we receive salvation by works. So who cares what Ellen said or didn’t say. And don’t respond SDA advocates. Just read this

        http://www.bereanpublishers.com/facts-and-false-doctrines-of-the-seventh-day-adventist-church/

        • John

          October 26, 2015 10:40 pm at 10:40 pm

          Read the book of James a person is justified by faith and works

          • Anonymous

            November 30, 2015 8:14 am at 8:14 am

            James! Well lets read it , the beginning of it starts to the lost tribe of Israel it’s a tribulation book faith + works you get it you get saved in the tribulation by faith + works that’s what happens when you go to a church that the preacher doesn’t rightly divide the word of God KJV only my friend KJV only don’t know if you’re a Christian so I’ll just call you my friend

            • Anonymous

              November 30, 2015 8:20 am at 8:20 am

              James 1 1 James a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad greeting my brethren birds to count it all joy when you fall into divers temptations knowing this that the trying of your faith work at patients but let patients have her perfect work that you may be perfect and entire wanting nothing read the book of James and see the word patience how many times it’s a tribulation book but not to say we throw it away we can have a spiritual application Christian born again should have faith and works but not for salvation for the glory of Jesus Christ

      • BK

        October 26, 2015 6:07 pm at 6:07 pm

        The blatant error of SDA and any false worldview is that we receive salvation by works. So who cares what Ellen said or didn’t say. And don’t respond SDA advocates. Just read this

        http://www.bereanpublishers.com/facts-and-false-doctrines-of-the-seventh-day-adventist-church/

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        • DC

          October 26, 2015 6:27 pm at 6:27 pm

          We never said we receive salvation by works. We advocate salvation through obedience and love. Why do you bare false witness against us without facts. Instead you use another easily refuted slam site. Its childish and I pray for you brother

          • BK

            October 26, 2015 7:19 pm at 7:19 pm

            It’s you that bare false witness or you are simply deceived. Maintaining one’s salvation by/through obeidience constitutes “works salvation”. Doesn’t matter is you load on the front or back end. Also, “true converts” are baptized is another shady way of pushing works salvation. It’s not just the soteriology that’s outta step with orthodoxy but It’s certainly the most concerning.

            • DC

              October 26, 2015 7:46 pm at 7:46 pm

              Works are earthly things like charity, buying indulgences, feeding the homeless. Things we show man how much we love them. Jesus Christ said “if ye love me, follow my Commandments” ~John 14:15. Your heart is filled with hate against commandment keepers. I suggest you read the book of Revelation, because Revelation 22 makes it clear that keeping God’s commandments is a condition of Salvation.

              • BK

                October 26, 2015 8:33 pm at 8:33 pm

                Why would I go to one of the most difficult and contested books in the NT for what salvation and the doctrine of biblical Justification is as already clearly laid out before revelation? Proved my point, take care.

                • DC

                  October 26, 2015 10:43 pm at 10:43 pm

                  Revelation is simple once you use the Book of Daniel to unlock it as Martin Luther and Wycliffe did. Because it is too hard for you to translate, you throw out part of God’s word? Isaiah 8:20 “To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.” As Jesus is the Word. It is his testimony contained in scripture If you throw part of it out instead of seek to understand it. Your hatred of Adventists reveals a lot. 1 John 4:20-21 “20If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen? 21And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.”

                • Cdawg

                  October 28, 2015 9:47 pm at 9:47 pm

                  In other words your saying f**ck revelation 22:14 which states blessed are those who keep his commandments hat hey may have right to the tree of life.
                  By what I understand your saying works don’t matter that seems to imply yours are lacking. Do we stay as we are when we come to Jesus ? Do we lie kill and steal ? If not then, works do matter. A man is justified by works and faith as he body without the spirit is dead so faith without works is dead re read James

              • BK

                October 26, 2015 8:39 pm at 8:39 pm

                That is not the doctrine of justification that orthodoxy affirms. That’s why you are in a cult.

                • DC

                  October 26, 2015 11:27 pm at 11:27 pm

                  That came direct from the holy bible which proves your teachings are dead wrong.

                • RU

                  October 27, 2015 1:58 pm at 1:58 pm

                  I am SDA,

                  What ‘orthodoxy’ affirms or does not affirm, does not determine truth. for instance, ‘orthodoxy’ believes the PAGAN idea of eternally burning hell. but it’s not true. ‘orthodoxy’ is FULL of other ERRORS as well.

                  The SDA church DOES NOT teach salvation by works. I repeat DOES NOT. and if you had the honesty to actually READ what the SDA church believes on this you would see that.

                  the problem is you and most of your ilk are upset about the idea of keeping the Sabbath so you label those who actually OBEY God as legalists so you wont have to obey, so you can cherry pick. you want to dispose of the Law of God so you can just live in your sins and enjoy them.

                  Salvation is a gift of Jesus Christ that NO MAN in the SDA church or in your own ‘orthodox’ CULT for instance, can earn. Obedience is the RESULT of salvation, NOT the CAUSE of it.

        • DJA

          October 28, 2015 10:58 am at 10:58 am

          Adventists also believe it is a sin to wear jewelry including wedding rings, using makeup but they can dye their hair as much as they want to. They used to believe women should not wear slacks, no short dresses, no sleeveless dresses or blouses and a bunch of other crappy beliefs all promoted by their Goddess Ellen White

          • Annonymous hot SDA woman

            February 15, 2016 4:16 pm at 4:16 pm

            DJA what the heck are you talking about. I’m a SDA female who get manicures/ pedicures occasional facial and massages. My clothes are fashionable and in style. I shop at Nordstrom, boutiques, etc. I have the nicest flowing hair and know how to do my make-up. I have the finest most exquisite, shoes, purses, coats, jackets, perfumes, and awesome jewelry including my diamond wedding ring. None of your business if some SDA chose to be plain, simple, modest and humble. Sone if us love our sexy lingerie too so your are an absurd commenter and ignorant one. You are misinterpreting Ellen White writing about some of this “culture” written for two hundred yrs ago.

            Rapture, tribulation, doctrines and the Truth! evangelicals pay attention and get educated!

            https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=sBkFU1U_EOc

            Some Evanfelicals are a cult believing in rapture theory. The second coming does not equal rapture.

            Mind Cult Control is best described by Dr. Steve Hassan not this so called evangelical clown. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6pPL0jh4XOU

            Cults
            Moonies
            FLDS
            LDS Mormons
            Etc
            Do your job better next time.

      • DC

        October 26, 2015 7:41 pm at 7:41 pm

        Amen brother, from a fellow Adventist

      • Anonymous

        October 26, 2015 11:29 pm at 11:29 pm

        Everyone is entitled to their own beliefs but there is only One True GOD and only True BIBLE. Need I say more! Read the real True Bible and believe in the One and Only True GOD. I am not pushing my beliefs off on any one. I am just trying to save lost souls. If I have offended anyone I am sorry.

      • Gloria

        November 28, 2015 9:22 pm at 9:22 pm

        Well said, Alan. As one who is well versed in religious liberty for all faiths, your response to this letter was clear, concise and to the point. Anyone who desires to know the truth can check it out. God’s counsel can hold up under the closest scrutiny. In fact, God expects us to study everything that anyone says about Him. “If they speak not according to the word, it is because there is no light in him.”

      • cwg

        January 9, 2016 11:15 am at 11:15 am

        Pope Francis recently spoke to our U.S. lawmakers and never mentioned a Sunday law,
        neither for the U.S. or the world. SDAs have been teaching about a National Sunday Law
        for over a century. (See The Great Controversy for this.) SDAs make the Sabbath more
        important than Jesus for salvation. Was the repentant thief on the cross an excellent
        Sabbath-keeper, tithe-payer, with many good works to receive the promise of eternal life
        way before 1844? Where is the Sabbath found in John 3:16? Where are Catholics
        beheading people today for not keeping Sunday? Where does The Great Controversy
        tell us about ISIS or radical Islam happening in the last days? The answers to these
        questions are obvious to those who use common sense and can understand the Bible.
        Many already know that SDA means self-deceived arrogance. (If you believe their
        nonsense then you are also an SDA- stupid, dumb a**!) Lastly, Walter Martin did
        consider the SDA Church to be a cult at the end of his life. If he lived longer he would
        have revised this in his book, Kingdom of the Cults.

    • Anonymous

      October 26, 2015 6:47 pm at 6:47 pm

      I am a Seventh Day Adventist… Yes I was born into the church but I am not one because my parents were one. I am one because I believe the Bible is the “Word of God”.
      Everything I study must stand to this test “to the law and to the testimony if it speak not according to this word there is no light in them”. Isaiah 8:20.
      I ask you? As a Christian do you think studying the life of Christ is important? Well this is what Elen G White say on the subject….

      “It would be well to spend a thoughtful hour each day reviewing the life of Christ from the manger to Calvary. We should take it point by point and let the imagination vividly grasp each scene, especially the closing ones of His earthly life. By thus contemplating His teachings and sufferings, and the infinite sacrifice made by Him for the redemption of the race, we may strengthen our faith, quicken our love, and become more deeply imbued with the spirit which sustained our Savior”. 4T 374.1
      I want to share with you what she did one of her last speeches publicly.

      The Word and Ellen White

      Allan G. Lindsay, EdD

      Retired Director, Ellen G. White Research Centre
      Avondale College, Australia
      Author/Narrator, Keepers of the Flame Video Series

      In late in May 1909, 328 delegates came together as leaders of the church representing 83,000 members around the world. Ellen White, now 81 years of age, met with them in a tent pitched on the grounds of the Washington Missionary College. On Sunday afternoon, June 6, she gave the last of her eleven addresses. “With trembling lips and a voice touched with deep emotion” (Arthur L. White, Ellen G. White, vol. 6, p. 197), she spoke for the last time in person to the world church in session. At the end of her sermon she moved away from the desk to take her seat, but then turned back to the pulpit. She picked up the Bible on the desk, opened it, and held it
      up in her trembling hands for all to see. “Brethren and Sisters,” she said, “I commend unto you this Book.”

      I actually would recommend getting the DVD’s. “Keeper’s of the Flames”. It tells the story of the Waldenses, Huss, Wycliffe, Martin Luther and all the great reformers.. It will give a better meaning of his the Seventh day Adventist Church came to be!
      Here is more from the article from Allan Lindsay, EdD

      How appropriate was this last message spoken to the church in session! How effectively did her words summarize the overall purpose of her gift and the essence of her counsel!

      Though some today would make her writings an addition to the Sacred Canon, there was no doubt in her mind of the relationship between her writings and the Word of God.

      Ellen White’s descriptions of the Bible highlight its importance. She called it the “Book of books” (Child Guidance, p. 513); “God’s Own Book” (Selected Messages, bk. 1, p. 17); “the inspired Book of God” (Testimonies for the Church, vol. 1, p. 497); “the most precious book in the world” (“The Bible the Colored People’s Hope,” Review and Herald, December 24, 1895); and an “infallible Guide” (My Life Today, p. 25) that “is able to guide every step of the way to the City of God” (Counsels to Parents, Teachers, and Students, p. 461). The Bible, she affirms, “is God’s voice speaking to us just as surely as though we could hear Him with our ears.” Its study should be regarded as “an audience with the Most High” (In Heavenly Places, p. 134). Its truths “are the utterances of the Most High” (My Life Today, p. 24).

      What counsel, then, does she give for receiving these words from God into our hearts?

      Let us consider five principles:

      1. Receiving the Word requires a correct attitude of heart.

      Commenting on Jesus’ words in John 7:16, 17, Ellen White reminded us that “the perception and appreciation of truth . . . depends less upon the mind than upon the heart” (The Desire of Ages, p. 45). Here, the power of our intellect, the eloquence of our tongue, the number of our talents, is of no avail. What counts is what lies in our innermost being which only God sees. The Bible is “plain to all who study it with a prayerful heart. Every truly honest soul will come to a light of truth” (The Great Controversy, p. 520).

      We are called to lay aside our “preconceived opinions” and our “hereditary and cultivated ideas.” We will “never reach the truth” if we search the Scriptures to vindicate our own opinions (Manuscript 12, 1901, in Manuscript Releases, vol. 3, p. 431). Self-reliance has no part in the study of the Word—only “a prayerful reliance upon God and a sincere desire to do His will” (The Great Controversy, p. 599).

      We may know all this to be true in theory, but do we understand the gravity of opening the Word without these qualities of heart? When the Bible “is opened without reverence and without prayer; when the thoughts and affections are not fixed upon God, or in harmony with His will,” what is the result? “The mind is clouded with doubts; . . . skepticism strengthens. The enemy takes control of the thoughts, and he suggests interpretations that are not correct” (Steps to Christ, p. 110). She reminded the 1888 delegates that “many, many will be lost because they have not studied their Bibles upon their knees, with earnest prayer to God . . . ” (Letter 20, 1888, in The Ellen G. White 1888 Materials, pp. 39, 40).

      2. Receiving the Word requires our submission to the impressions and leading of the Holy Spirit.

      Without the presence of the Holy Spirit, we are able neither to understand nor explain the Scriptures (The Great Controversy, pp. 526, 527; Selected Messages, bk. 1, p. 411). It is the work of the Holy Spirit to lead us into truth and to the One Who said He was “the Truth.” Through the Spirit acting upon God’s Word, Jesus comes to us as an abiding Presence (Testimonies to Ministers and Gospel Workers, p. 389; see also Selected Messages, bk. 2, pp. 38, 39). In this most solemn hour of the world’s history when the destiny of the world’s teeming millions is soon to be decided, how much “we need to be guided by the Spirit of truth” (The Great Controversy, p. 601).

      But the presence of the Holy Spirit is not the only promise of Heaven’s involvement when we study the Word. “It is the office of heavenly angels to prepare the heart so to comprehend God’s Word that we shall be charmed with its beauty, admonished by its warnings, or animated and strengthened by its promises” (ibid., p. 600).

      3. Receiving the Word is dependent on our “rightly dividing” and interpreting the Word.

      Biblical hermeneutics giving us rules for interpreting the Scriptures was never the subject of even one article by Ellen White. However, scattered among her writings are guiding principles that help us search for the truth “as it is in Jesus.” She recognized, for example, the importance of the study of context. In the chapter aptly named “Snares of Satan,” she warns against the practice of some seizing upon “passages of Scripture separated from the context, perhaps quoting half of a single verse as proving their point, when the remaining portion would show the meaning to be quite the opposite” (ibid., p. 521).

      She was concerned that the “time and place” of the writing must be considered when interpreting inspired counsel (Selected Messages, bk. 1, p. 57). She also acknowledged the need to study the words used by the inspired author, for “different meanings are expressed by the same word” (ibid., p. 20). However, some with “an active imagination” focus on words that describe “figures and symbols” and “interpret them to suit their fancy, with little regard to the testimony of Scripture as its own interpreter” (The Great Controversy, p. 521).

      We must avoid giving the impression that only scholars using advanced critical methods can determine Biblical truth, for she emphasized repeatedly that even the poor and uneducated (Gospel Workers, p. 123) can understand the Scriptures, “if the seeker after truth will compare Scripture with Scripture” under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. She believed that “the Bible is its own expositor. One passage will prove to be the key that will unlock other passages. . . . By comparing different texts treating on the same subject, viewing their bearing on every side,” their “true meaning . . . will be made evident” (“The Science of Salvation, the First of Sciences,” Review and Herald, December 1, 1891).

      4. Receiving the Word encourages us to maintain a balance between established truth and openness to a further unfolding of it.

      The search for the truth “as it is in Jesus” has been an ongoing quest for the Seventh-day Adventist Church. During the Sabbath conferences of the late 1840s and in the years that followed, the pioneers “searched for the truth as for hidden treasure.” From their study of the Word they erected certain “pillars,” set out certain “landmarks”—truths from the Bible that identified the essentials of the church’s message to the world. They were foundational truths “in regard to Christ, His mission, and His priesthood” (Selected Messages, bk. 1, p. 207).

      Fifty years later, however, the church faced questions about its understanding of some of these foundational teachings from those promoting pantheism. In a vision Ellen White was shown that the “foundation of our faith, which was established by so much prayer, such earnest searching of the Scriptures, was being taken down, pillar by pillar. Our faith was to have nothing to rest upon—the sanctuary was gone, the atonement was gone” (Sermons and Talks, vol. 1, p. 34, emphasis mine). In 1904 she responded to these threats by appealing to what had been confirmed as foundational “pillars of our faith” for the past fifty years (Selected Messages, bk. 1, pp. 207, 208). Truth that had been established from God’s Word in the early years must still be truth later, though the understanding of it will broaden, for the “path of the righteous is . . . shining ever brighter till the full light of day” (Proverbs 4:18, NIV).

      When Elder A.F. Ballenger raised his questions about the significance of the 2300-year prophecy, 1844, and the second phase of Christ’s high priestly ministry in the heavenly sanctuary, Ellen White appealed to the evidence and authority of the Bible. She believed he was teaching “theories that cannot be substantiated by the Word of God.” She said she had come to the General Conference session in Washington in 1905 to testify “in vindication of the truth of God’s Word and the manifestation of the Holy Spirit in confirmation of Bible truth” (Manuscript Release 760, p. 4). Any application of Scripture that moved “one pillar of the foundation that God has sustained these fifty years, is a great mistake.” Then she added, “God never contradicts Himself” (Letter 329, 1905, in Selected Messages, bk. 1, p. 162).

      She believed that “new truth is not independent of the old, but an unfolding of it” (Christ’s Object Lessons, p. 127). Truth, by its very nature, must agree with what has formerly been established as truth. To her it was unthinkable that the Holy Spirit would later deny what He had previously confirmed. She predicted that in the future some would arise claiming to have “new light, which contradicts the light that God has given under the demonstration of His Holy Spirit.” Her counsel was “not to receive the words of those who come with a message that contradicts the special points of our faith.” Thus she could write, “When the power of God testifies to what is truth, that truth is to stand forever as the truth. No aftersuppositions contrary to the light God has given are to be entertained” (Selected Messages, bk. 1, p. 161).

      Yet that is not all that Ellen White would say to us about our search for truth. She gives us an insistent call to maintain a balance between holding to truth that has in the past been established from the Word and confirmed by the Spirit, and a humble recognition that the Lord has much more to teach us and we must be open to His leading. She saw that our understanding of truth should be continually “advancing” and that we need to “walk in the increasing light” (“Open the Heart to Light,” Review and Herald, March 25, 1890). “There is no excuse,” she declared,” for anyone in taking the position that there is no more truth to be revealed,” and even “that all our expositions of Scripture are without error” (“Christ Our Hope,” ibid., December 20, 1892). In fact, she identified as “the greatest evil that could ever come to us as a people” the tendency to consider our doctrines, “because long cherished,” to be “on every point infallible” (Manuscript 37, 1890, in The Ellen G. White 1888 Materials, p. 830).

      It is refreshing to hear her acknowledge that “age will not make error into truth, and truth can afford to be fair. No true doctrine will lose anything by close investigation” (“Christ Our Hope,” Review and Herald, December 20, 1892). In 1888 she wrote that if a doctrine we have entertained as truth totters and falls after investigation, “let it fall, the sooner the better” (Letter 7, 1888, in The Ellen G. White 1888 Materials, p. 187). Seventh-day Adventists are just as likely to establish their own traditions as those “in ancient times,” if the “investigation of the Scriptures” starts “no new questions,” or raises “no difference of opinion,” which will drive us back to searching the Bible for ourselves (Gospel Workers, p. 298).

      Throughout the history of the church, when God’s people have been “growing in grace” they have obtained “a clearer understanding of His Word,” seeing “new light and beauty in its sacred truths.” This should “continue to the end.” But, she warned, when our “spiritual life declines,” the tendency is “to cease to advance in the knowledge of truth.” We become satisfied with what we already know, and “discourage any further investigation” of the Word. We become “conservative,” she said—meaning holding onto the past—“and seek to avoid discussion” (Testimonies for the Church, vol. 5, pp. 706, 707). In 1889 she identified “a spirit of pharisaism” coming into the church, with some of its members saying, “We have the truth. There is no more light for the people of God.” Such a position, she warned, was “not safe. . . . We should take the Bible and investigate it closely for ourselves” (“The Necessity of Dying to Self,” Review and Herald, June 18, 1889).

      That challenge is still before us today. How much we need to be sensitive to the Holy Spirit’s leading. We must turn away from any method of study of the Word leading into paths that take us away from those great distinctive truths that have made us a people. Yet we must be open to follow Him gladly and with open hearts, as He would lead His people more deeply and broadly into the glories of both the written and living Word.

      5. Receiving the Word means more than an intellectual acceptance of doctrinal truth. Its ultimate purpose is the development of a character reflecting Christ’s life of loving and unselfish service for others.

      In 2 Timothy 3:17 the apostle Paul described the purpose of the Word. It was given not just for doctrinal teaching. It was to rebuke, correct, and train in righteousness so that we may be “thoroughly equipped for every good work” (NKJV). If our Adventist heritage teaches us anything, it tells us how often we have forgotten this. The principles of the Word must not just be stored in the head but applied to the life. It is so easy to be deceived into thinking that because we are standing up for truth “when champions are few,” that we must be God’s saints regardless of the spirit in which we do it. As Dr. George Knight has reminded us, saints can get “angry” when upholding truth (Angry Saints, Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1989).

      As early as 1873 Ellen White acknowledged that “as a people” we were “triumphing in the clearness and strength of the truth.” We were “fully sustained by an overwhelming amount of plain Scriptural testimony,” yet “we were very much wanting” in such virtues as humility, faith, and love (“The Laodicean Church,” Review and Herald, September 16, 1873). We have missed the point if we think the Minneapolis Conference was only a confrontation over righteousness by faith, the law in Galatians, or the nature of Christ. Ellen White’s concerns centered on our great need to apply the principles of the Word and the attributes of the character of Jesus to the practical issues of daily living and personal relationships. “The matter of the law in Galatians,” she wrote in 1890, was “of minor consequence in comparison with the spirit you have brought into your faith.” Then in words that should be written in all our hearts, “The most convincing testimony that we can bear to others that we have the truth is the spirit that attends the advocacy of that truth. If it sanctifies the heart of the receiver, if it makes him gentle, kind, forbearing, true and Christlike, then he will give some evidence of the fact that he has the genuine truth” (Letter 83, 1890, in The Ellen G. White 1888 Materials, p. 632).

      What a challenge is before us when we remember “the last message of mercy to be given to the world, is a revelation of His [God’s] character of love” (Christ’s Object Lessons, p. 415). That will mean not only preaching about God’s love, but also living it, for there is “nothing that the world needs so much as the manifestation through humanity of the Saviour’s love” (ibid., p. 419). Is that the reason why she wrote in 1886: “Search the Bible, for it tells you of Jesus. I want you to read the Bible and see the matchless charms of Jesus. I want you to fall in love with the Man of Calvary, so that at every step you can say to the world, His ‘ways are ways of pleasantness, and all’ His ‘paths are peace’ (Proverbs 3:17)” (Manuscript 80, 1886, in Manuscript Releases, vol. 9, pp. 250, 251)? Here is the greatest secret of experiencing the power of the Word and the ultimate reason for receiving its principles into our hearts.

      If you do decide to read a book of hers. “Steps to Christ” is a very short book. I will be praying for all of you!

    • John

      October 26, 2015 10:14 pm at 10:14 pm

      Caiden is a brainwashed lgbt hating bigot who now turns his attention to denominations not his and acts like Ben Carson isn’t saved really piece of trash he wrote here. Why Caiden do you worship on Sunday instead of the real sabbath and yet use Leviticus to hate gay people with it, sounds like your just full of bullshit and hate.

    • Duke

      October 26, 2015 10:48 pm at 10:48 pm

      Do you even know this guy why make and opinion based on what he says?

    • Sasha

      November 16, 2016 11:41 pm at 11:41 pm

      In Matthew 12:36. Jesus the Lord says, “But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.”
      Such blatant lies. Your words caused the stumbling of many…. The SDA church was not founded by Ellen White. Research the SDA Pioneers. The SDA church is NOT a cult, but are Protestant Christians. Sister Ellen White did not write or teach that black people are the results of humans having sex with animals and producing offspring – the quote you used to defend that statement actually shows that you came up with that lie on your own. It didn’t say that at all – it’s clear from the quote itself. Period. Now, you said ” White also believed that she had developed wings like an angel and flown to various planets….” Here you blatantly lied again. If you read the account at all, it’s beyond clear that she was taken in a vision and saw these things… Enoch, the angels and all… She obviously didn’t grow wings and flew… This simple instance exposes your malevolent intentions. Also, you will never find any place where Ellen White says Jesus will come back in her lifetime. Period. We can know the signs of the times but we do not know what day Jesus will return. That is what she says. This article is filled with empty hateful statements and no proof. She does not say that Christians who worship on Sunday will be lost – such a blatant lie!!! those who know the truth, reject it, and continue to disregard the true Sabbath of the 4th commandment will not be held guiltless, as with any of the 10 commandments – if you know the truth, turn from it and continue to sin, then you are not guiltless. Ellen White says many people do not know the truth about the 4th commandment 7th Day Sabbath. Many who keep and have kept the Sabbath to the best of their abilities (going to church on Sunday)…died in the Lord and are saved.

      About this statement: They also believe in the Recording Angel, who investigates peoples’ every move, and documents not only their public sins, but their “thoughts, wasted time, every selfish act, every wrong word, every unfulfilled duty, every secret sin and unimproved opportunities.”… Do you read your Bible? Ecclesiastes 12: 13-14. “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with EVERY SECRET thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.” See also, 2 Corinthians 5:10 and Revelation 20:12… Many Bible verses show that God sees all things and does keep record of our deeds – good or evil.

      Next, anyone who conducts a simple research, will clearly see that Jehovah’s Witnesses absolutely did NOT come from the SDA church. Period. Go look up their history.

      Now, read Daniel and Jude and you’ll see the reference to Michael, the Archangel. Arch – means chief and angel – means messenger. Daniel 12:1-3 speaks of Him as “Michael” “the great Prince which standeth for the children of thy people (God’s people).” Who is this great Prince, who alone could help Gabriel on his mission in Daniel’s time, yet is One who is called a “great Prince” and He stands for God’s people…? Who’s still alive in the days of Moses and disputes with the devil over his body? Jude 9. Jesus alone! Jesus appears over and over in the old testament Scriptures…, but He was not called by the name Jesus as yet. So much more to say but simple enough, Jesus is NOT created, the Bible calls Him the Creator. … Ellen White emphasized this clearly.

      Also, the SDA church NEVER set a time for Jesus to come back. Go do your research, you clearly didn’t. There was a movement in the mid 1800s that preached of a distinct Bible prophetic timeline.. And made an incorrect conclusion about what would happen at the end of the prophecy – believed it meant Jesus would return. However – the SDA Church was not in existence at that time…

      Now about your accusations of plagiarism… Look up the difference between literary borrowing and plagiarism.

      There’s much more to say … But let me not expend more time than is necessary to give a simple reply to your lying and hateful accusations.

      Anyone who destroys their body by incorrect eating /dietary habits are breaking the commandment that says, thou shalt not kill. The foods that Ellen White condemned are now proven by science to be harmful to the body… Hence now there is a big movement towards natural eating and vegetarianism for strength of body, freedom from disease and the acquisition of a sound mind. How much more would God desire His people to follow such principles and not destroy His temple? – 1 Corinthians 6:19-20.

      On your dress code accusations, does not the Word of God say: ” In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;

      10 But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.” – 1 Timothy 2:9-10.

      And another: 1 Peter 3:3-4. ” Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel;

      But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.” Ellen White taught that Christian sisters should dress modestly and not like the world, as stated above.

      Finally, the Bible teaches, especially in the gospel of John and 1st John, that to love Christ and abide in Him and to walk in Him, means keeping His commandments. “He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.”

      It is he that overcomes whom the Lord Jesus says He will “give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.”

      “Many shall say Lord Lord! But will not enter the kingdom of heaven. Many are called but few are chosen. The way to life is narrow and few find it…” What does this mean, when so many profess to believe in Jesus? Why does He say that to many people at the end? Faith without works is dead.

      I pray for you brother and wish you best. I am a Seventh-Day Adventist Christian. Do your own research. -Sasha.

  2. Darren

    October 24, 2015 3:08 pm at 3:08 pm

    Because you don’t agree what a religion organisation believes, doesn’t make it a cult! And I think you may need to rethink the Jehovah Witness part being split from the 7th Day Adventist church!! Two separate churches with a different background! Poor article 🙁

    • Caiden Cowger

      October 24, 2015 3:31 pm at 3:31 pm

      Seventh-day Adventists and Jehovahs Witnesses both originate from the Advent Movement of the 1800s that was based on the time prophecies of Miller.

      • DC

        October 25, 2015 11:32 pm at 11:32 pm

        That’s not completely true.. what a shock.. another lie. Freemason Charles Russell, along with two independent adventist preachers, Nelson H. Barbour and John H. Paton, was influence by Adventism and perverted it with a number of False prophesies. Unlike the SDA Church, the Jehovah’s Witnesses demote the deity of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The JW’s did not come from the Millerite movement. They came later and are complete affront to Christianity. watch at 30:12 on the following video to see the truth of the Jehovah Witness Church https://youtu.be/tOUkso4dpNc

        • BBear

          October 26, 2015 11:48 am at 11:48 am

          You’re living in denial, you belong to a cult!
          The hardest thing about freedom from cults is admitting you’re in one!

          • DC

            October 26, 2015 6:33 pm at 6:33 pm

            Do me a favor and learn about Adventism from a reputable source rather than slam sites. Your hatred of us is pretty telling. Jesus Christ said his people would be hated by the world for following him. John 15:18 “If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.”

            • John

              October 26, 2015 10:17 pm at 10:17 pm

              Caiden like his boyfriend John Stewart the pedo file according to John Stewart exposed who hates just about everything and I beet he Caiden gets his jellies on by thinking about gay people burning in hell.

      • RU

        October 27, 2015 2:02 pm at 2:02 pm

        Cayden Cowgirl, you are a highly UNEDUCATED person and a major hate monger. you made statements in this article that were flat out untrue and others that were TWISTED and left out critical information to understanding what was being said. you are dishonest at worst and IGNORANT at best.

      • Emily

        November 26, 2015 10:40 pm at 10:40 pm

        And so do many other mainstream christian churches!

  3. M Jo

    October 24, 2015 3:30 pm at 3:30 pm

    Grammar. Learn it.

  4. Danny Haszard

    October 24, 2015 3:44 pm at 3:44 pm

    Jehovah’s Witnesses are a spin-off of ‘second Adventist’ not 7th Day Adventist.

    An Adventist believes in the second coming (or advent) of Jesus being imminent.
    Miller was a Second Adventist, believing in the imminent “second” advent of Christ in 1843, then 1844.
    Miller was not even known as a Second Adventist back then. A conference of Adventists after the second coming didn’t happen caused a breakup of the Adventists. Millerites were called Second Adventists in 1845, basically putting that in the Adventist past. The Seventh Day Adventists came out of that conference, although they officially started years later, and they put their emphasis on that same imminent advent of Christ, but also on the sabbath being Saturday, the 7th day- and the name was born.
    So, both have their roots in Millerites, Miller never was a Second Adventist until others put that label on him. It’s just as confusing as saying that Russell was a “Jehovah’s Witness” and that JW’s are the former International Bible Students.
    Because of their belief in the imminent return of Christ, JW’s could properly be called “Adventists” still to this day. The term “adventist” is generally a short name for the 7th Day Adventists. More confusion yet, the JW’s preach that the advent already happened, first in 1874 then changed to 1914, and wait for the warrior Jesus to return again, yet they don’t preach a “third” advent.

    Danny Haszard

    • Jason Taylor

      October 24, 2015 9:50 pm at 9:50 pm

      Ground Zero…..In the early 1820’s, a strange fellow by the name of John Aquila Brown took a few Bible texts completely out of context and came up with an absurd speculative calculation (360 X 7 = 2,520) in a half-baked attempt to determine the length of the Gentile Times.

      •A few decades later, leaders of several “dooms-day” religions, including the Adventists read “The Even Tide” (1823) by John Aquila Brown and saw an opportunity to cash in on some well-organized fear-mongering campaigns.

      This was the beginning of the Armageddon craze.
      •Charles Taze Russell founder of Jehovah’s Witnesses liked what he saw and wanted a piece of this action. So he jumped on the band wagon but decided to create his own unique product so he searched for Bible texts to take out of context and created an incredibly embarrassing list of new doctrines which has taken the Watchtower over 100 years to clean up albeit they’re still stuck with quite a few.
      •Some of these religions even pointed to particular years such as 1913, 1915, 1917, etc.
      •Charles Taze Russell decided to go with October 1914.

      •Obviously, Armageddon didn’t arrive in 1913, 1915, 1917 or even the Bible Student’s date of October 1914. So all of these religions decided to abandon this completely unauthorized calculation (Acts 1:7)
      . But Russell saw an opportunity to clean up his mess by simply latching on to World War I (which really started in July 1914… not October 1914) and then simply used a phrase that is still in use by the Watchtower Corporation today… “Current Understanding”.

      •The phrase “current understanding” along with Proverb 4:18 soon became the Jehovah Witnesses free pass to change their flawed doctrines and failed predictions at will.

      •While all of this was ongoing, the Bible Students certainly DID NOT expect Jesus to return in 1914 (as the WT would have the rank & file believe today) as they were taught in no ambiguous terms that he had already returned in 1874 and it wasn’t until the late 1920’s that Rutherford decided to move 1874 to 1914.

      •Fast forward to 2010… Governing Body member Anthony Morris III (in the DVD “Faith In Action”) stated: “The fact that they (the Bible Students) were able to pinpoint that year is just phenomenal” giving credit to the Bible Students for the 2,520-year calculation even though it really originated with John Aquila Brown and NOTHING that was predicted by the Bible Students actually came true.
      This DVD even states on TWO (2) occasions that the Bible Students looked to 1914 decades in advance as the year that Jesus would return. Obviously, this is completely and utterly false as is plainly evident in WT publications printed before the 1920’s.

    • DC

      October 26, 2015 8:53 am at 8:53 am

      Not to mention the JWs don’t believe Jesus is God. Adventists do.

  5. Steve Berman

    October 24, 2015 9:04 pm at 9:04 pm

    Yes, Seventh Day Adventists are a cult but not as deceived as JWs. At least they don’t have only one approved translation. But their equating of Ellen G White’s writings as equal to Scripture is heretical.

    One of my more popular articles: 8 signs you may be in a cult. Carson should read it.

    http://www.sgberman.com/2014/11/16/8-signs-may-cult/

    • DC

      October 25, 2015 9:35 pm at 9:35 pm

      We don’t believe Ellen White’s writings to be equal to scripture. The Bible is our only authority. Ellen White just helps with interpretation of scripture. We believe in scripture first.

      • Dennis J. Fischer

        October 25, 2015 10:24 pm at 10:24 pm

        Yes, Ellen White is the infallible interpreter of Scripture for devout Adventists. All SDA dogma was either conceived by Ellen White or endorsed by her.

        • DC

          October 25, 2015 11:01 pm at 11:01 pm

          That isn’t true. Ellen White admits to being human and making mistakes? where do you get your information? tabloid sites?

        • Anonymous

          October 27, 2015 5:52 am at 5:52 am

          How infallible? Just like when she said the 2nd coming of Christ will happen on a midnight or ealrly morning? The Bible says no one knows the hour, not the angels, not the Son except the Father alone. Your Ellen White must be better than Christ, is that what is meant by INFALLIBLE???

      • BBear

        October 26, 2015 11:49 am at 11:49 am

        So the book of dead men written hundreds of years after Christ’s death is your book, or should I say ‘cult’!

        • DC

          October 26, 2015 6:34 pm at 6:34 pm

          so you go from attacking my faith to attacking the bible. I m so sorry there is no light in you.

    • s

      October 28, 2015 5:55 pm at 5:55 pm

      JWs frequently use past translations during discussion, especially the King James version and Interlinear.

      It’s quite funny seeing all the major gripes regarding the NWT. The simple thing of it is, it’s used because it’s a modern day translation, using modern day language, for ease of use in their door knocking and for everyone to understand. That and it puts Gods actual name into the places it should be.

  6. Ruth Ireland

    October 24, 2015 9:19 pm at 9:19 pm

    As an Adventist, with a minor in religion, a father and two uncles who are ordained pastors, I can’t even begin to say how innaccurate this article is. It’s just wrong on about everything except the name of the church. All the “quotes” of Ellen White have been taken out of context. If you really want to know about seventh-day Adventist; look us up. Find out for your self. I don’t know of any “cult” that has so many schools and universities world wide. Not to mention a well known medical school, Loma Linda University. We are also known for our humanitarian work wordwide.

    • Anonymous

      October 26, 2015 9:43 pm at 9:43 pm

      So does the RCC and they’re a cult also.

  7. STEVE

    October 24, 2015 9:20 pm at 9:20 pm

    DIDNT WE GET ENOUGH OF THAT CULT CALLING HORSE CRAP LAST ELECTION?

    • BBear

      October 26, 2015 11:50 am at 11:50 am

      Its the modern conservative, lost, looking for first a Mormon, deliverer, now a 7th day adv., both the same, cults!

      • DC

        October 26, 2015 6:46 pm at 6:46 pm

        Obvious shill is obvious. Nobody takes your attacks seriously.

      • RU

        October 27, 2015 2:04 pm at 2:04 pm

        your mom is in a cult 😀

      • Annonymous 12

        February 15, 2016 4:37 pm at 4:37 pm

        BBear do your research there’s a huge difference between Adventist and Masonic Mormons whose Leader Joseph was a polygamist, pedophile, polyandry, adulterer, warlock witch, Mason of the sublime degree, ex Methodist, occultist and spiritualist, gold digger, con artist, fraudulent banker, self proclaim king of the Council of the 50 aka he called it “Illuminati” self claimed Prophet, seer, and revelatory, Mayor, Etc.
        LDS Mormon Truth https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8gp0zV6LtR0

        SDA cult or Christian you decide!https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7oSPHDlFxNI

        Your your heads folks! Seriously!!!

  8. Bruce Wayne Atkinson

    October 24, 2015 10:31 pm at 10:31 pm

    It is a bit sad when anyone points fingers as it is written in this article, Traditions of man are practiced and voiced more than anyone living by the Commandments of the Bible. United States of America is far from the Narrow Road the Biblical Scripture so why does anyone who lives lawlessness think they are correct, What is the definition of sin, Transgression of the ……..

  9. Child of God

    October 25, 2015 3:32 am at 3:32 am

    I don’t know Cowger, the author of this article. I’ve never read ANY of his writings and won’t be reading ANY of his future writings. He sure seems to have adopted the ways of Liberal liars by making stuff up in an attempt to discredit good people like Dr Carson.

    I know enough about Dr Carson, and 7th Day Adventists to know the lies in this article go way over the top.

    Bye bye Liar.

    • David H.

      October 25, 2015 8:57 am at 8:57 am

      COG,
      Sounds like you have condemned Caiden despite not knowing the facts. Do the research yourself. The SDA has added to scriptures the writing of Ellen G. White.
      You can start with the following article:

      http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/False%20Religions/Seventh-Day%20Adventist/michael.htm

      Every “cult” has a problem with the Lordship, and or the Humanity of Jesus Christ. JW’s, SDA, Mormons, Gnostics, You name it. This is the test for the Spirits as found in 1 John 4:1-6, And I Corinthians 12:3.

      There are also many errors in the evangelical movement as well. Primarily with regard to the prosperity preachers, many of whom run the mega churches, and are on television. As well as the Catholic church that “Adds” to the gospel, and elevates a man to the status of God.

      But the biggest enemy the church faces today comes from the Hebrew roots movement. This group likes to put old wine into new wineskins. Some of them deny that Jesus is the Lord, while others put a heavy burden on their followers to obey the Old testament laws, such as dietary restrictions or the celebration of the feasts. Though not all people who study the Hebrew roots of our faith are in error, Nor should we avoid studying these things, An overwhelming number of them have added to the gospel or preach a different gospel or a different Jesus than the one the apostles preached.

      Do not be ignorant of these things, and search the scriptures yourself. I Suspect you may be a member of the COG (Church of God) Just because of the name you have used for yourself. They have many errors in their sect, and some are even “cult” churches, particularly if they are associated with Herbert W. Armstrong.

      • DC

        October 25, 2015 11:36 pm at 11:36 pm

        so you post a site that is biased against SDA’s. Typical. We SDA’s still Worship Jesus Christ as the one and only Son of God.. He is God the creator. It was HIS finger that wrote the commandments. Jehovah Witnesses demote the deity of Jesus Christ, not the Adventists.

        • David H.

          October 26, 2015 8:49 pm at 8:49 pm

          DC
          Please do refute the words of Ellen White. They are there, and referenced. If you disagree with her, then you are not a member of the SDA in good standing, as the creed of the Seventh day Adventist requires you to accept her as a true prophet of God.

          27 Fundamental beliefs of Seventh-day Adventists:
          #17 “The gift of Prophecy: One of the gifts of the Holy Spirit is prophecy. This gift is an identifying mark of the remnant church and was manifested in the ministry of Ellen G. White. As the Lord’s messenger, her writings are a continuing and authoritative source of truth which provide for the church comfort, guidance, instruction, and correction. They also make clear that the Bible is the standard by which all teaching and experience must be tested. Support is found in these Bible passages: Joel 2:28,29: Acts 2:14-21: Hebrews 1:1-3: Revelation 12:17: Revelation 19:10”
          Although the creed on the trinity sounds very evangelical, The fact that You have to accept E.G. White’s teaching as “authoritative” and “truth”, in becoming a member you are in fact denying the Lordship of Christ Jesus because she did in her teachings.
          The wording of the creed is also very subtly worded. Just like how the SDA, and the Mormons will take a Hymn of the evangelicals and alter its words to mean a slightly different thing, and they get away with it. (Such as the Song “My faith has found a resting Place” which I posted the lyrics to before.)
          Another example of their fallacy and subtelty, The substitution of “atoning” for “Taking away” Sin.
          Atonement is a covering for sin. Jesus came to Take away the sins, thus his sacrifice was once for all. Big difference here as Atonement does not take away the sin, and the burden of guilt. Think about that for a moment……….
          ” #9 The Life, Death, And Resurrection Of Christ

          In Christ’s life of perfect obedience to God’s will, His suffering, death, and resurrection, God provided the only means of ATONEMENT for human sin, so that those who by faith accept this ATONEMENT may have eternal life, and the whole creation may better understand the infinite and holy love of the Creator. This perfect ATONEMENT vindicates the righteousness of God’s law and the graciousness of His character; for it both condemns our sin and provides for our forgiveness. The death of Christ is substitutionary and expiatory, reconciling and transforming. The resurrection of Christ proclaims God’s triumph over the forces of evil, and for those who accept the ATONEMENT assures their final victory over sin and death. It declares the Lordship of Jesus Christ, before whom every knee in heaven and on earth will bow. Support is found in these Bible passages: John 3:16: Isaiah 53:
          1Peter 2:21,22: 1Corinthians 15:3,4 and 1Corinthians 15:20-22: 2Corinthians 5:14,15 and 2Corinthians 5:19-21: Romans 1:4: Romans 3:25: Romans 4:25: Romans 8:3,4: 1John 2:2: 1John 4:10: Col. 2:15: Phil. 2:6-11

          The word atonement is only found once in the New Testament, and that is more correctly translated as “reconciliation” as in of a debt paid off in full. This should at the very least get you to question exactly what your church really believes…..

          All quoted creeds of the Adventist church taken from the following site:
          http://www.bible.ca/cr-SDA.htm

          • DC

            October 26, 2015 11:03 pm at 11:03 pm

            I think you misunderstood me. I agree with Ellen white. You are making assumptions that I did not say. I believe Ellen White is a prophet, but there are SDA’s who don’t. We try to show them the truth. Your posturing and diatribe is not a very loving way to rebuke any brother or sister. You should have asked me what I meant first. Please keep that in mind in the future before you falsely rebuke any of your brothers and sisters. I forgive you and love you.

            • David H.

              October 27, 2015 1:51 am at 1:51 am

              DC,
              I pointed out a contradiction in your beliefs. Your own SDA creed contains this. I Have not said anything in animosity, but rather with a desire for you to find the truth. Ellen White in the first site claims the following:

              “The man Christ Jesus was not the Lord God Almighty.”

              SOURCE: Ellen G. White (1903, ms 150, SDA; Commentary V, p. 1129)

              The Creed of the SDA tells us that Jesus is God Incarnate, but also says the teachings of Ellen White are authoritative and true. So there is a contradiction there.

              I Also pointed out the use of the word Atonement for sins rather than taking away sin. A subtle yet important distinction which is contrary to scripture. As I mentioned the Word Atonement is only found in one place in the New Testament, and is more accurately translated as reconcile as in pay off a debt in full. Jesus death on the cross was the complete payment for all sin, there is no more payment needed. Our sins are not covered, but they are removed. When they are merely covered there is room for guilt. Guilt is an essential tool used by Legalistic religions to control the people to do things, hence the emphasis on works found in the SDA, JW”S, MORMONS etc. You cannot find that resting place which I spoke of before if you are still burdened by guilt of sin that is merely covered.

              I Have pointed out two glaring errors here, now it is up to you to respond. If I did not point these out to you I would not be doing the loving thing towards you. But sometimes the truth hurts, but the truth must be spoken. I Hate to use this example, but when Donald Trump first spoke on immigration, a lot of people were offended. But look at where the Truth he spoke has led to.
              I challenge you now, to turn to the Lord in Prayer. He will answer you if your response is of a humble and contrite heart. He will show you his resting place. Strive to enter that rest….I Offer you no church to join, nor do I look for followers myself. I am pointing you to the cross, and to Jesus, that you may find him. Here is his invitation to you. He will take away your sins, provided you lay them down at the cross.
              28 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11)
              According to the Law of Moses, a light burden may be carried even on the Sabbath. Examples of a light burden are healing the sick, suckling a child etc. That is how everyday becomes Holy unto the Lord. When we let go of the burden of guilt, we are free from the Law of sin and death. He wants to take the burden of sin away from you if you will let him.
              God Bless.

            • DJA

              October 28, 2015 11:04 am at 11:04 am

              The Mormons also had a prophet.

              • Duke

                October 29, 2015 2:49 pm at 2:49 pm

                I am sorry your not reading the entirety of that EW quote about Jesus NOt being the Lord God Almighty, you need to a educate yourself, cause your not reading her stuff. I know she believes Jesus is Divine what she is saying is that the Father is not the SON nor the Son the Father, and second read it off of an actual SDA site rather than a slam site.
                http://www.ellenwhite.info/50-contradictions-christ-almighty.htm

                • David H.

                  October 29, 2015 3:43 pm at 3:43 pm

                  In other words, she says that Jesus was not God when he lived on the earth. This is a cultic heresy. No different than the Mormons. Jesus Is fully God, and fully man.
                  If he was less than God, then his death on the cross could only Atone for sins, Cover them over, Thus his sacrifice requires works on our part. Jesus came and took away the sins of those who believe. Only God can do that. You remember “as far as the east is from the west”.
                  When you finally see this, words like rest, peace, Freedom in Christ begin to make sense. The chains are loosed, The Burden of Guilt and shame is gone, and you stop judging yourself, and instead trust in Jesus Who is the Lord.
                  Here is a song for you, really meditate on the words.
                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cy4ytwKfjBI

          • Duke

            October 29, 2015 2:54 pm at 2:54 pm

            Ya quote another slam site isn’t going to be the same as quoting an actual SDA site, that site you mention believe F*** shit about life and death, and even denies Revelation Paradise restored to Eden in a new Heaven and Earth.

            • David H.

              October 29, 2015 3:23 pm at 3:23 pm

              Duke,
              I Know one thing about SDA’s, they would never use the kind of language you use. Stop trying to be a Shill.

      • Duke

        October 26, 2015 11:03 pm at 11:03 pm

        http://davidjstewartexposed.blogspot.com before you post that site read this site your bf is no saint

    • DC

      October 25, 2015 9:39 pm at 9:39 pm

      It is even worse that the kid that wrote this letter is claiming to be a conservative. He is 17 years old and knows nothing but the lies others print. He doesn’t even have the integrity as a journalist to do his own research. I told him we could discuss the SDA faith honestly if he wanted an informed decision, but he still chooses libel to the truth.

  10. James

    October 25, 2015 7:01 am at 7:01 am

    Pentecostal, young earth creationist Caiden Cowger, a fan and disciple of Bryan Fischer, pokes fun at another sects beliefs. How wonderfully ironic.

    • David H.

      October 25, 2015 9:24 am at 9:24 am

      James,
      I am a young earth creationist, But not a Pentecostal. I believe the Bible is the Word of God, and therefore without error or contradiction. I follow no religion or sect, But am a Christ follower. Most churches are human constructs built by the will of man, and not according to the will of God. The true church is where 2 or three are gathered together in his name. It is not a building or a denomination.
      Evolution is not true science, as it uses circular reasoning to arrive at its dates. Its faith is in uniformitarianism, and fails to acknowledge the anomalous events that alter the geologic record, and also makes things constants which are not constants, such as the speed of light.

      What is even worse though is the coming synthesis of religion and science. It is being pushed right now in culture through the false history channel’s shows on Ancient Aliens, and America Unearthed. In movies such as the Davinci Code, and Prometheus. It is nothing more than the demonic entities trying to be like God and being the creator. There is no such thing as Aliens, but there are demons and fallen angels. These want nothing more than your worship, and if you are a true scientist you would be attacking these groups more so than Christianity, as they are the ones preaching lies, coming from the father of all lies, Satan. Or perhaps you are falling for their deception?

    • DC

      October 25, 2015 9:41 pm at 9:41 pm

      The same pentacostals that believe speaking in tongues is the same as speaking Gibberish instead of what it is biblically?

  11. DeeDee

    October 25, 2015 9:52 am at 9:52 am

    Seriously? We were told we couldn’t vote for Romney because he was in a cult and now we shouldn’t vote Carson. Apparently the author thinks having a lying, cheating, murdering shrew for a President who believes in abortion on demand and gay marriage would be much better for the soul of this nation.

    • David H.

      October 25, 2015 10:25 am at 10:25 am

      Dee Dee,
      Think a little bit bigger here. The republican party has become the democratic party “lite”.
      We tried the “Kindler Gentler”, “Compassionate conservativism”, and look where it has gotten us!
      We tried John McCain/ Palin “Lite”, and it fizzled. We tried the “Diet” Romney/Ryan, and it had a bitter after taste. So now we are drinking the full flavored soda Pop in the white house now, and its making us fat. The question is, do we need a doctor, or a vitamin packed energy drink to get us off of our butts and doing something about it. We need more than a mere tummy tuck here, we need a whole new attitude, And Trump has got plenty of that.
      The fact that ALL the mainstream media hates him is all the more reason to support him. The fact that the mainstream media is now praising Carson is all the more reason to be leery of him.
      Though I am not endorsing Trump, I have eliminated Most of the candidates out there for my support. There are three that I would likely vote for, and Trump is still one of them. Carson is not one of them.

    • DC

      October 25, 2015 10:48 pm at 10:48 pm

      Vote for whoever feels right for you. This kid who wrote this piece has no integrity as a journalist and writer. This is defamation and lies of the worst sort. As a Seventh Day Adventist, we believe in the freedom of choice. Many of us don’t support Carson because one of our faith’s doctrines is that most of us don’t get involved in politics. We advocate equality in race as our founders were avid abolitionists, we speak on health reform and we are big advocates of religious freedom. There is no love without the choice to love God. I think Ben Carson is confused on his political asperations, but I love him and it is his choice. He is doing what he feels is correct. Him trying to distance himself from his faith and deflecting makes us all look bad. The bible tells us that we will be hated for our faith in Christ, so I expect the vitriol. Ben Carson running for president bothers me on a personal faith level for a couple reasons, but, as confused as I think he is, I believe he is a good man and full of good intentions.

  12. George Lujack

    George Lujack

    October 25, 2015 10:06 am at 10:06 am

    DeeDee:
    Seriously? We were told we couldn’t vote for Romney because he was in a cult and now we shouldn’t vote Carson?

    RESPONSE:
    Yes. Vote TRUMP!

    Ruth Ireland:
    As an Adventist, with a minor in religion, a father and two uncles who are ordained pastors, I can’t even begin to say how inaccurate this article is. It’s just wrong on about everything except the name of the church. All the “quotes” of Ellen White have been taken out of context.

    RESPONSE:
    Please enlighten us as to the true context? Ellen G. White claims to have visited Enoch and others on other inhabited planets. In what context is that to be believed? She also claimed that the rapture was to occur during her lifetime, thus confirming her as a FALSE PROPHETESS.

    I personally could NEVER vote for Carson because he is an EXTREME DOVE. He would have taken NO MILITARY ACTION WHATSOEVER after the 9-11-2001 attacks on America’s homeland. Carson would simply have ignored the attacks and threatened the Arab nations with energy independence. That, he says, would have brought the Arab nations to their knees and would have forced them to hand us Osama bin Laden. YEA RIGHT!

    BEN CARSON; Clear Loser of the CNN Debate and Unelectable as President of the United States:
    http://cowgernation.com/2015/09/20/ben-carson-clear-loser-of-the-cnn-debate-and-unelectable-as-president-of-the-united-states/

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  14. Morton

    October 25, 2015 3:30 pm at 3:30 pm

    News Flash right back at you. I just heard Dr. Carson on the TV denying that he had ever had anything to do with the Adventists. He says that he is and always has been Presbyterian.
    Proof once again that you cannot believe everything you read or hear on the internet.

    • Trevor

      October 25, 2015 11:51 pm at 11:51 pm

      I think you got that turned around. Trump was attacking Carson, accusing him of being in a cult, but he (TRUMP) is a Presbyterian.
      And I think Trump doth protest too much about being such a devoted Christian.

    • Emily

      November 26, 2015 10:42 pm at 10:42 pm

      Where did you hear that? Read his book….he is an SDA.

  15. David H.

    October 25, 2015 6:34 pm at 6:34 pm

    Newsflash, He is a seventh day Adventist…

    “Carson has been baptised twice into the Seventh Day Adventist Church, and writes in his 2008 book Gifted Hands that “The Adventist denomination is the only spiritual home I’ve ever known.””
    Source: http://www.christiantoday.com/article/what.do.we.know.about.the.faith.of.the.2016.presidential.candidates.so.far/51847.htm

  16. DC

    October 25, 2015 7:55 pm at 7:55 pm

    This Article is full of lies. First: your quote from Ellen White is falsely assumed. The species of man and animal Amalgamations she was referring to was were genetic manipulations. You can youtube transhumanism: https://youtu.be/-acQz_wBx7E . ALL of today’s races of men come from one of Noah’s 3 sons. The bible is the highest authority for the SDA church. 2nd, who is this writer to judge what we choose to eat or drink. We still have choice and choose whether or not to prescribe to a healthier diet. we won’t get barred for drinking coffee. We alone make that choice. 3rd, we don’t view hell as most denominations do. Hell is the grave. Punishment is the 2nd death as per revelation 22 and elsewhere in scripture. God is love. The wicked will be destroyed, not roasted and tortured forever. The writer of this article is cherry picking and twisting words to make us look bad. Ellen White and her husband were avid abolitionists before the end of slavery and fought fiercely for civil rights after the Civil War. Stop Lying. This article is full of garbage that only seeks to defame Adventists. This is libel of the worst sort and very, very false. I pity this author as he has no clue what Adventists believe, but attempts to distort the truth to defame others out of hate. I pray for him in love in the hopes God softens his heart to actually look at the facts behind the SDA faith instead of posting this easily refuted garbage. This Author should be sent to write for tabloid mags because that is about all this vitriol is worth.

  17. Russell Earl Kelly

    October 25, 2015 8:21 pm at 8:21 pm

    Do not support Ben Carson. He teaches that Jesus will kill all Sunday worshippers when He returns..
    by Russell Earl Kelly, PHD, October 25, 2015

    SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST DOCTRINE

    1. Saturday, the seventh-day of the week, is the seal of God for all people (Exodus 20:8-11; Rev 7:3-4).
    2. The Roman Catholic is the beast (Rev 13:1-10), the great whore (Rev 17:1) and the antichrist horn (Daniel 7:25).
    3. The U. S. A. is the false prophet (Rev 13:11-18). GC440, 448-449
    4. Sunday worship is the MARK OF THE BEAST enforced by apostate Protestantism in the last days (Rev 13:11-18). GC445, 604-626
    5. All who worship on Sunday (have the mark of the beast) will be killed when Jesus returns (Rev 14:8-12). GC657

    Ben Carson and Seventh-day Adventists Call the United States of America a False Prophet harlot daughter of Roman Catholic Antichrist.

    Fact #1: The most important “inspired” book of Seventh-day Adventism beyond the Bible is Prophetess Ellen G. White’s The Great Controversy. Carson must be very much familiar with this book. It is quoted often in SDA literature and Sabbath-school quarterlies.

    Fact #2: The Great Controversy teaches that a last-day “antichrist beast” Roman Catholic Church and the “false prophet” United States Government will unite to kill Seventh-day Adventists (Revelation 13 all). See chapter 25, pages 440-449, chapter 35, page 573, chapter 38, pages 604- 605 and chapter 39, pages 615-626.

    Ben Carson cannot disagree with Ellen G. White and remain a Seventh-day Adventist. Therefore Ben Carson is anti-Roman Catholic, anti-Protestant and anti-U. S. Government! You can read this yourself from The Great Controversy at any SDA Church, or you can read the excerpts below.
    Seventh-day Adventists are taught to fear and distrust the Roman Catholic Church, all other Protestants and, especially, the United States government itself. See GC626.

    Fact #3: SDAs are taught that the U. S. Government is the false prophet for the antichrist beast Roman Catholic Church in Revelation 13:11-18.

    GC440: One nation, and only one, meets the specifications of this prophecy [Rev. 13:11-18]; it points unmistakably to the United States of America.

    Fact #4: SDAs are taught that, in the last days, churches in the U. S. A. will unite to enforce Sunday worship and oppose Saturday-Sabbath worshippers.

    GC445: “WHEN the leading churches of the United States, uniting in such points of doctrine as are held by them in common, shall influence the state to enforce their decrees and to sustain their institutions, THEN Protestant America will have formed an image to the Roman hierarchy, and the inflictions of civil penalties upon dissenters inevitably result.” [Revelation 13:14-18]

    Fact #5: SDAs teach that forced Sunday worship will unite Roman Catholics and Protestants as Babylon and her daughters.

    GC448-449: “The enforcement of Sunday keeping on the part of the Protestant churches is an enforcement of the worship of the papacy the beast. … hence the enforcement of Sunday keeping in the United States would be an enforcement of the worship of the beast and his image.”[Rev 13:14-15; 14:1-12; 17 all]

    Fact #6: SDAs teach they will eventually enlighten every person on earth about the obligation to worship on Saturday. Afterwards Sunday worshippers will receive the mark of the beast. “Which day of the week to worship?” is a salvation doctrine.

    GC449: “But when Sunday observance shall be enforced by law, and the world shall be enlightened concerning the obligation of the true Sabbath, then whoever shall transgress the command of God to obey a precept which has no higher authority than that of Rome, will thereby honor popery above God. He is paying homage to Rome and to the power which embraces the institution ordained by Rome. He is worshiping the beast and his image. As men then reject the institution which God has declared to be the sign of His authority, and honor in its stead that which Rome has chosen as the token of her supremacy, they will thereby accept the sign of allegiance to Rome – ‘the mark of the beast.’ And it is not until this issue is thus plainly set before the people and they are brought to choose between the commandments of God and the commandments of men, that those who continue in transgression will receive “the mark of the beast.” [Rev 13:14-18]

    Fact #7: SDAs teach that U. S. Protestants will gain government support for enforced Sunday worship. This action will result in the U. S. A. being ruled by apostate antichrist Roman Catholicism.

    GC573: “In the movements now in progress in the United States to secure for the institutions and usages of the church the support of the state, Protestants are following in the steps of papists. Nay, more they are opening the door for the papacy to regain in Protestant America the supremacy which she has lost in the Old World. And that which gives greater significance to this movement is the fact that the principle object contemplated is the enforcement of Sunday observance — a custom which originated with Rome, and which she claims as the sign of her authority.”

    Fact #8: SDAs teach that apostate Roman Catholicism and apostate Protestantism will fight SDA Sabbath-keepers and set a date for them to be killed. [Rev. 13:15]

    GC604a: “Fearful is the issue to which the world is to be brought. The powers of earth, uniting to war against the commandments of God, will decree that “all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond” (Revelation 13:16), shall conform to the customs of the church by the observance of the false Sabbath. All who refuse compliance will be visited with civil penalties, and it will finally be declared that they are deserving of death. On the other hand the law of God enjoining the Creator’s rest day demands obedience and threatens wrath against all who transgress its precepts….”

    Fact #9: SDAs teach that the last-day tribulation plagues, starvation and planet upheavals will be blamed on SDA Sabbath-keepers for not worshipping on Sunday.

    GC614: “Those who honor the law of God have been accused of bringing judgments upon the world, and they will be regarded as the cause of the fearful convulsions of nature and the strife and bloodshed among men that are filling the earth with woe.”

    Fact #10: SDAs teach that Sunday worshippers in the last days will not be saved.

    GC604b: “With the issue thus clearly brought before him, whoever shall trample upon God’s law to obey a human enactment [Sunday] receives the mark of the beast; he accepts the sign of allegiance to the power he chooses to obey instead of God.”

    Fact #11: SDAs teach that Saturday-Sabbath worship is the great test of loyalty and salvation, not the gospel of Jesus Christ.

    GC605: “The Sabbath will be the great test of loyalty, for it is the point of truth especially controverted. When the final test shall be brought to bear upon men, then the line of distinction will be drawn between those who serve God and those who serve Him not. While the observance of the false Sabbath [Sunday] in compliance with the law of the state, contrary to the fourth commandment, will be an avowal of allegiance to a power that is in opposition to God, the keeping of the true Sabbath, in obedience to God’s law, is an evidence of loyalty to the Creator. While one class, by accepting the sign of submission to earthly powers, receives the mark of the beast, the other, choosing the token of allegiance to divine authority, receives the seal of God.” [Only SDAs can be saved in the last days.]

    Fact #12: SDAs teach that apostate Roman Catholicism and apostate Protestantism will issue a death decree for Saturday-Sabbath keepers.

    GC615-616: “This argument will appear conclusive; and a DECREE will finally be issued against those who hallow the Sabbath of the fourth commandment, denouncing them as deserving of the severest punishment and giving the people liberty, after a certain time, to put them to DEATH. Romanism in the Old World and apostate Protestantism in the New will pursue a similar course toward those who honor all the divine precepts.” [Rev 13:16-18]

    Fact #13: SDAs teach that governments will not protect Saturday-Sabbath keepers from the death decree. They will flee from the cities and villages and associate toget6her in companies, dwelling in the most desolate and solitary places.

    GC626: “As the decree issued by the various rulers of Christendom against commandment keepers shall withdraw the protection of government and abandon them to those who desire their destruction, the people of God will flee from the cities and villages and associate toget6her in companies, dwelling in the most desolate and solitary places.” [They hide from society.]

    Fact #14: SDAs teach that Jesus will kill all Sunday worshippers and non-Saturday Sabbath-keepers when He returns. This happens, not because they failed to accept Jesus as Lord, but because they have broken God’s law and changed the ordinance – referring to the Sabbath (Rev 14:8-12).

    GC657 At the coming of Christ the wicked are blotted from the face of the whole earth – consumed … Because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant.” Isa. 24.

    Yet, after all this, SDAs insist in their pamphlet, who are the Seventh-day Adventists?, page 6, “So who are [we] really? Are [we] some strange group with weird ideas? Do [our] leaders make bizarre predictions about the future?”

    “Yes” and “Yes” again! SDAs want others to see them as calm normal lovable huggable Christians whose main difference is that they worship on Saturday instead of Sunday. They do not want to be exposed as an exclusive cult which alone will be saved because they worship on Saturday.

    Again, Ben Carson is an elder and teacher in this exclusive cult. If he does not agree with what SDAs teach openly in The Great Controversy, then Ben Carson should openly and publicly renounce Seventh-day Adventism and its prophetess, Ellen G. White.

    The Seventh-day Adventist doctrine [the Mark of the Beast to Sunday worshippers supported by the U. S. government] makes SDAs untrustworthy and UNQUALIFIED as U. S. legislators, soldiers or as persons in responsible government positions. They are clearly anti-U. S. A.

    Dr. Ben Carson is dishonest when it comes to his faith. As an ordained
    Seventh-day Adventist elder and Sabbath-School teacher, he is fully aware of its doctrinal teachings. Yet he manages to hide his real faith from public view and has done so for decades.

    The Seventh-day Adventists’ doctrinal statement and its prophetess Ellen G White teach opposite from what Carson often teaches in public. Therefore Carson should either renounce the SDA Church and Ellen G. White or stop teaching contradictory views. Furthermore, because of what SDAs teach about the United States government, they should not be allowed to hold public office.

    Christian Post published an article by Sami Martin about Carson’s faith on September 12, 2015. The following are examples of his contradictory double standards.

    Post: Carson is also well-known for his religious beliefs.

    Adventist News Network, 4-5-2013:
    ANN: Are there ever any times when you feel it’s best to distinguish yourself from the Seventh-day Adventist Church and what it teaches? Carson: No, I don’t. http://news.adventist.org/all-news/news/go/2013-04-05/church-chat-carson-handles-spotlight-prayerfully-humbly/
    Post: Even though he belongs to the Seventh-day Adventist church, he often attends churches of different traditions and has said that he appreciates the beliefs of other faiths.

    Kelly: Sincere SDAs would not say this. SDAs call Roman Catholics the antichrist beast of Revelation 13:1-10 and the great whore of Revelation 17. They call Protestants the daughters of the great whore (Rev 17:5). Carson worships with what his church calls false believers of Babylon who worship on Sunday, the mark of the antichrist beast. [Rev 14:8]

    Carson: “I’m not convinced that the denomination is the most important thing.”

    Kelly: This is either a very great delusion or else a deliberate lie. SDAs teach that they exclusively are the only true church and everybody else is harlot Babylon or its harlot daughters. Read The Great Controversy, pages 615-616.

    Carson: “… it’s the relationship with God that’s most important.”

    Comment: This is contrary to SDA doctrine. If Carson believes this is true, then he needs to publicly renounce both Seventh-day Adventism as a false exclusive cult and publicly disagree with Ellen G. White.

    Carson: “As a Christian, I am not the least bit offended by the beliefs of Hindus, Buddhists, Muslims, Mormons and so forth. In fact, I am delighted to know that they believe in something that is more likely to make them into a reasonable human being, as long as they don’t allow their religion to be distorted by those seeking power and wealth.” America the Beautiful, 2012.

    Comment: No SDA leader or even church elder-teacher would be allowed to publicly say this without suffering great discipline from his/her SDA church and even denominational leaders! As a former SDA pastor I know better. A lesser member would have been punished long ago. SDAs teach that only Sabbath-keeping SDAs will be saved in the last days (Rev 14:9-12).

    Post: Carson believes that religious practices should be respected across the country so long as they do not limit or infringe upon the rights of others and links religious “persecution” in America to acts of persecution from abroad.

    Comment: SDAs are urged to anticipate religious persecution from Sunday worshippers because the last-day great tribulations will be blamed on them. SDAs see themselves as targets of a death decree for not worshipping on Sunday (Rev 13:16-18). Read The Great Controversy, 626.

    Carson: “… ensuring that no one’s beliefs infringe upon those of others.”

    Comment: This is radically contrary to SDA marching orders. It is their mission to convert as many as possible to Saturday worship before the mark of the beast is imposed upon themselves.

    Carson: “… as long as there’s more than one force, you are not going to have one force dominating everything. I do believe that will eventually be the case, but it’s not the case now.”

    Comment: SDAs teach one world government and one world church dominated by Satan and antichrist immediately through apostate Roman Catholicism and apostate Protestants before Jesus returns to rescue Sabbath-keepers from their death decree. Read The Great Controversy, pages 615-616.

    Carson: “To try to impose one’s religious beliefs on someone else is absolutely what we should not be doing.

    Comment: This is exactly opposite what SDAs teach. It is the mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, of which Carson is a local elder and Sabbath-school teacher, to convert as many as possible to Sabbath-keeping to save them.

    Ben Carson cannot have it both ways. Again, he must either repudiate all of his public evangelical statements or else publicly renounce Seventh-day Adventism and Ellen G. White. He cannot continue to teach one belief system to his SDA church on Saturday and another to the non-SDA world at large. God hates liars.

    Russell Earl Kelly, PHD, russkellyphd@yahoo.com
    316 Aonia Road, Washington, Ga 30673
    706-678-6791; 706-401-1276
    Former SDA pastor in Georgia, North Dakota and South Carolina
    Author of Exposing Seventh-day Adventism

  18. Anonymous

    October 25, 2015 11:49 pm at 11:49 pm

    Um… SDAs are a little bit of an outlier among Christians, but not a cult. Some of the info in the article was not entirely true.

    Strike that, this is written by someone who heard about Seventh Day Adventistism while dozing off, then confusing it with a couple other mid-19th Century religions like Mormonism and Christian Science.

    Ellen White did not found SDAism, although she was an early convert. She wrote a number of books that are now considered core theology but she was actually on the outs with early SDA church leaders and actually was sort of exiled to work for their churches in Australia for a while. Some in that church now have perhaps too great a reverence for her works despite some evidence she plagiarized parts.

    I don’t think there is ANY connection between SDAs and Jehovah’s Witnesses. Ask JWs, I am sure they will deny springing from SDAs.

    Do I have to point out that a LOT of Protestant church leaders have talked about the “imminent” return of Christ. But SDAs did not themselves ever have a prediction of God coming, they did spring from an EARLIER movement started by William Miller who had a bunch of dates but eventually his people settled on 1844 as the return date. SDAs were one of the groups formed from the splintering of the Millerites after the “Great Disappointment.” That date now is a part of their theology for…something happening in Heaven.

    They perhaps do put a little too much into the why it is better to worship on Saturday. And get a little crazy about not even doing stuff on Friday, plus the vegetarianism, but they are Trinitarians and believe a number of fairly standard Protestant things.

    Plus they have a couple world-class hospitals. One reason the group may have been home base for such a talented neurosurgeon (if clueless politician).

  19. Trevor

    October 25, 2015 11:49 pm at 11:49 pm

    Um… SDAs are a little bit of an outlier among Christians, but not a cult. Some of the info in the article was not entirely true.

    Strike that, this is written by someone who heard about Seventh Day Adventistism while dozing off, then confusing it with a couple other mid-19th Century religions like Mormonism and Christian Science.

    Ellen White did not found SDAism, although she was an early convert. She wrote a number of books that are now considered core theology but she was actually on the outs with early SDA church leaders and actually was sort of exiled to work for their churches in Australia for a while. Some in that church now have perhaps too great a reverence for her works despite some evidence she plagiarized parts.

    I don’t think there is ANY connection between SDAs and Jehovah’s Witnesses. Ask JWs, I am sure they will deny springing from SDAs.

    Do I have to point out that a LOT of Protestant church leaders have talked about the “imminent” return of Christ. But SDAs did not themselves ever have a prediction of God coming, they did spring from an EARLIER movement started by William Miller who had a bunch of dates but eventually his people settled on 1844 as the return date. SDAs were one of the groups formed from the splintering of the Millerites after the “Great Disappointment.” That date now is a part of their theology for…something happening in Heaven.

    They perhaps do put a little too much into the why it is better to worship on Saturday. And get a little crazy about not even doing stuff on Friday, plus the vegetarianism, but they are Trinitarians and believe a number of fairly standard Protestant things.

    Plus they have a couple world-class hospitals. One reason the group may have been home base for such a talented neurosurgeon (if clueless politician).

    • DC

      October 26, 2015 12:46 am at 12:46 am

      As an SDA myself, as quick and dirty as your post was (Guessing that was the intention), I can’t refute this. It actually does us some justice. Thank you.

    • DC

      October 26, 2015 8:24 pm at 8:24 pm

      Oh, and not to pick at you or anything because I truly enjoyed your telling of my faith from the perspective of someone on the outside looking in. We follow the same Sabbath Jewish faiths follow, beginning Friday at sunset and ending Saturday at sunset. That is where doing nothing on Friday evening come in, but, we can go back to working Saturday night if we wish. Not refuting you, just touching on your statement that you didn’t know where Friday came in to play for us. Thanks again brother.

  20. JESmith

    October 26, 2015 1:02 am at 1:02 am

    The author of this article is so biased and off-base it is not even funny.

    Russell Earl Kelly, PHD who claims to be a former SDA pastor should know that you cannot discredit a futuristic prophecy unless the future has arrived. The GC points to a time in the future. How can yo discredit that?

    The Roman Catholic church persecuted millions in the dark ages and has elevated tradition to be equal to and/or above Scripture. So decrees of Popes and councils can replace God’s word.

    For them, belief in and participation in the “Eucharist” is what is needed for salvation. Their definition of the body and blood of Christ is surely blasphemy. I would be suspicious of such a church that can use such a teaching to control the minds of many.

    Watch as prophecy unfolds and pressure is applied to legislate Sunday holy. You have been warned.

    • DC

      October 26, 2015 9:17 pm at 9:17 pm

      The ‘sunday law’ may have already been passed in 1991. it isn’t enforced yet, but it is hidden in a law called ‘Education and Sharing Day’ which promoted a day for observance of the Talmudic Noahide Laws. In short the Noahide laws prohibit Gentiles from reding the Torah and keeping Torah law. This set of laws instead forces Gentiles to adhere to the 7 Noahide (or Noachide) laws. Every commandment is covered by these laws except one, they still prohibit gentiles from keeping the Sabbath. Under the 7th law, violation of these laws is punishable by beheading.

  21. Attilio

    October 26, 2015 6:54 am at 6:54 am

    This article is a rehashing of OUT-OF-CONTEXT quoted from EGW…

    What else is new??

    Ignorance is NOT bliss.

    Prayers will be lifted up for light to be revealed about what TRUE Adventism stands for.

    • Anonymous

      October 26, 2015 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm

      Ben Carson, tell the world what your church teaches about Sunday.

      I get soooooo tired of hearing SDAs complain about “out-of-context” EGW quotes. Read the entire book if you desire and it will ay the same thing!!! The SDAs own “3rd angel’s message” of Revelation 14:8-12 still says that those who have the mark of the beast will be killed and go to hell when Jesus comes. Then they destroy the meaning of hell in Rev 14:11 to last just as few seconds or minutes.

      It has been 171 years since William Miller predicted the end of the world on October 22, 1844. EGW said Miller preached the first and second angels’ messages. Miller could not have preached the third angel’s message because he worshipped on Sunday.

      News flash. The Day of Atonement lasted only one day in Leviticus. I call the 3 angels messages “out-of-context.” They are your church emblem on its sign out front.

      A false cult (1)( is exclusive; it is the only true church; one cannot be saved in the last days if one is not a member of that church, (2) has another Bible; one cannot disagree with the doctrines of Ellen G White and remain in church office and (3) has a cultic doctrine; no othere church teaches the 1844 Investigative Judgment in which the Omniscient Jesus had alreqady taken 171 years to decide whom He will save.

      • DC

        October 26, 2015 9:36 pm at 9:36 pm

        Every denomination believed they are right. Catholics especially. They believe you cannot go to heaven without participation in the Eucharist and that you mush be a member of their church for instance. Get off your sopbox or get a more educated argument.

    • Emily

      November 26, 2015 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm

      Thank you

  22. James Beckham

    October 26, 2015 7:06 am at 7:06 am

    Wow Cowger, you are a sad, sad man. Who cares if it is a cult or not? I will vote for the person who will be the best for the job and I see Carson as that person. I am not seventh-day adventist, but I have many friends who are, and I studied their religion, I don’t see any proof that they are a cult. You look at their doctrines, and I don’t see any reason to call them a cult. A bit misguided maybe, but definetely Christian. I will vote for the person who will be the best for the job and I see Carson

  23. Greg

    October 26, 2015 9:03 am at 9:03 am

    It’s pretty obvious this was piece sole designed for slander and to bear false witness. Take just a few of this author’s quotes;

    AUTHOR; “White believed that the reason behind people being born black, was due to humans having sex with animals and producing offspring, which resulted in “discolored” people.”
    FALSE – White never once stated such a thing! And the following quote about the pre-flood world was about the “amalgamation of man and beast”, not man WITH beast.

    Here’s a doozy
    AUTHOR: Like Jehovah’s Witnesses (which is split from the SDA church), Seventh-day Adventists believe that when Jesus returned to heaven, he became Michael the Archangel (which is his heavenly name).”
    FALSE – JW’S NEVER EVEN ORIGINATED FROM SDA’S! MOREOVER, SDA’S DO NOT TEACH THAT JESUS “BECAME” MICHAEL.

    THERE’S MORE LIES! AUTHOR; “The Seventh-day Adventist Church has also set dates to when the Lord Jesus Christ will return, and (of course) none have ever been met.”
    FALSE – DATE SETTING WAS FROM WILLIAM MILLER – A BAPTIST PREACHER – AND LONG BEFORE THERE WAS ANYTHING EVEN KNOWN AS AN SDA

    DO YOU THINK THIS AUTHOR WILL WRITE A RETRACTION PEICE?

  24. David H.

    October 26, 2015 9:22 am at 9:22 am

    To all of you here that are members of the SDA, Please answer the following for me.
    What happens if Ellen G White is wrong about the mark of the beast being Sunday worship?
    What if it is the RFID chip requirement of Obamacare (coming in 2017), which The Adventist Health network is one of the strongest proponents of, is the mark?

    This is a serious question, and not meant to mock you in anyway. Without this chip, come 2017, you will not be able to buy or sell, Nor will you be employable and be able to make a living to support your family. This is “Immanent”, and real, which we will all be facing in the coming years.

    As for the Sabbath, Jesus fulfilled the Law. What that means to me regarding the Sabbath is that we as followers of Christ Jesus must enter His resting place. As the Old hymn states, “My faith has found a resting place, not in device nor creed” Hebrews 3-4 is quite clear regarding this resting place being what we should “strive” to enter. The Legalist view is of a day, The new covenant view is of a place in the arms of Jesus. When you find this place, every day is Holy and set apart for God.
    10 for whoever has entered God’s rest has also rested from his works as God did from his. (Heb. 4:10) The word rest here is resting place, not Sabbath rest. The very essence of faith is to rest from ones own works, and to rest on the work of Jesus Christ on the cross. To rest from one’s works means to surrender to his will. To trust in his finished work on the cross, and his blood sprinkled on the mercy seat. If you want to strive for something, his resting place is what you should strive for.

    Think back to the temple also. There was the outer court, the holy place, and the holy of Holies, where God rested. This resting place was entered only once a year by one man, the high priest. But through Christ Jesus our High priest we enter this holy resting place by his blood as a covering for our sins.
    14 Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. 15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. 16 Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. (Hebrew 4:14-16) This is the Power of faith. Draw near to him, and he will draw near to you. Once you enter his resting place, what day you go to church does not matter. For everyday is Holy.

    It is said that the feasts, and the law are a shadow of things to come. The Sabbath rest is a shadow of the resting place He offers you. Will you accept his invitation? All you have to do is rest from your works and let him in. the work is already finished on the cross, and you must merely find his resting place. This is quite the opposite of what Ellen White was teaching.

    • David H.

      October 26, 2015 9:38 am at 9:38 am

      Full lyrics to the Hymn “My Faith Has Found A Resting Place” found here.

      http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/m/y/myfaithh.htm

    • DC

      October 26, 2015 11:21 pm at 11:21 pm

      Many of us know that our General Conference Leaders are in apostasy. This was foretold by Ellen White. Most other Adventists I know will also refuse the chip. We believe the chip will be used to enforce the mark, but is not the mark itself. The hand and forehead are old testament symbolism (Exodus 13:9) for works and conscience.

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  26. Steve Berman

    October 26, 2015 10:43 am at 10:43 am

    • David H.

      October 26, 2015 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm

      Steve,
      Read your article, This is Exactly the problem…the “so what”, and “who cares” attitude.
      Let’s pick a Rino like McCain, he will “get along” with the media and the Democrats. Or let’s settle for Romney, another Rino and “he was such a nice guy”.
      No, this time we need someone who is not afraid to speak his mind. We need a new attitude. No more of the compassionate conservativism. The get along for the sake of getting along. This is a losing strategy, like giving participation medals for the losers. This country is in a place it has never been before. It is at deaths door, and has been taken there by both the current president, and the previous president, and the do nothing congress that refuses to do the will of the people of this country.
      This country is getting fat, and cannot see that even when they look in the mirror. Russia and china have passed our fat butts in the race, and we still think we are winning. If we do not change course, we will have a heart attack.

      That is what matters! I honestly do not know if Trump can fix what is wrong with this country? But at least we will die fighting and not sitting on the couch trying to pacify terrorists. No, we need peace through strength again. Just llke Reagan won the cold war.

      Your “so what” attitude is the real enemy we need to overcome. How many Germans said “so what” when Hitler came to power? When he began to put the citizen’s into ghetto’s….”So what”?

      No Steve Berman, It is time to stand up and say “not this time”. You are not going to get away with taking our freedoms away, and violating our constitutional rights. We will not trade our liberty for a modicum of security, instead we will finish the fight and do it right this time.

      Down with Obamacare;
      Secure our Borders.
      No Amnesty for Illegal aliens.
      Affirm the second amendment
      Impeach the SCOTUS and appoint judges that will not legislate from the bench.
      We need action, and not broken promises. Take Heed congress as the RINOS there are next to get the proverbial boot.
      Ben Carson does not have the Male testacles to do this. He is too “kind” and “Gentle”.

      • Annonymous 12

        February 15, 2016 4:28 pm at 4:28 pm

        David H you are a Moron. You are completely wrong and off. Ben Carson has plenty of boldness, balls, feistiness, and High IQ unlike some other illuminati puppets.

        Do your research before shouting your mouth.
        Ben Carson is no vagina! He thinks before he speaks that’s all!

        We don need no Rinos, no pigs, no deecks, we need intelligence and a person who stands for the people and the Constitution without Masonic garments and temple rituals
        Ike Romney. Idiot!

    • James Beckham

      October 26, 2015 2:16 pm at 2:16 pm

      Amen Steve, amen.

  27. Jason Bradley

    October 26, 2015 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm

    How sad that people, like the author, think it important that leaders need to justify the beliefs of organizations they are affiliated with. If Dr. Carson needs to address the beliefs of an early founder of SDA, why shouldn’t he also defend the early theories of neuroscience? I am sure there are plenty of nonsensical things that early neuroscientists “believed” about the brain that have turned out false. But of course, I am sure this author is correct about all his “beliefs”. What our world desperately needs is less of being right and a lot more of being good. So what does good like? Answer that question and you will find a lot of starting points that lead you to good- starting points that include a diverse set of people with differing “beliefs”. God is merciful for a reason – are we who say we believe in Him?

    • David H.

      October 26, 2015 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm

      Jason Bradley,
      Again, more of the “so what” attitude…
      What did it matter that Hitler was into the occult?
      So what, he believed the Jews were inferior?

      It is you that need to wake up.

      • Jason Bradley

        October 26, 2015 1:15 pm at 1:15 pm

        David- ask yourself what does good look like for you and your loved ones and your community? Does what a founder of SDA and how Dr. Carson responds to those “beliefs” truly have any chance of impacting good for you if he were elected president? If you say yes, what evidence from Dr. Carson’s life do you have to support your answer that these secondary beliefs will impact you negatively.

        • David H.

          October 26, 2015 3:41 pm at 3:41 pm

          I answered that above, but will again for you. Seventh Day Adventism has been an ardent supporter of Obamacare and its RFID mandate which is about to be mandated into law in 2017. They with their false teaching on the mark of the beast being sunday worship and their false prophecies in general are Pro RFID tracking especially for the medical records of patients. Most of this has occurred through the Adventist health insurance companies who were on board with Obamacare. Putting an Adventist into office is like giving a green light to Obamacare and its RFID mandate.

          So ask yourself, if his church supports Obamacare, and the Adventist health insurers support it, then do you really think repealing obamacare is high on his priority list? Can we chance it, despite what he might claim to the contrary? There is no compromise on Obamacare, especially the electronic tagging mandate therein. Of course you can just say “so what” and move on, But I do see nothing but evil at work here.

          • DC

            October 26, 2015 7:52 pm at 7:52 pm

            I don’t know your source for your info, but most of us in the SDA do NOT support Obamacare, especially the RFID mandate. We feel that, while the chip is not the mark of the beast, it will most likely be used to enforce it.

            • David H.

              October 26, 2015 9:42 pm at 9:42 pm

              I Have had more than one run in with SDA members in my day, so do not say “most”, when its not true. They may oppose Obamacare, but not the RFID tagging of medical patients…Especially in the Adventist Health networks. Some of the developers of the RFID itself are SDA’s as well. Look it up when you get a chance.

              • DC

                October 27, 2015 12:14 am at 12:14 am

                Adventist Healthcare is run by our Apostate General Conference Leaders and many, if not most of us protest them. They will be shaken out in the near future. Don’t pretend you speak for the people of my faith. Many of us are far more awake than you think. see? when you get called out, you change your story. I don’t think you know the full truth.

                • David H.

                  October 28, 2015 7:33 am at 7:33 am

                  DC,
                  Your own words here, condemn your church. Why even be a part of it if it is Apostate? As Revelation says; “Come out of Her”. It is the Remnant that must come out of the Apostate church, Not the other way around. Many of the “protestant” and “evangelical” churches are Apostate as well, and I am not defending them. For Example the Presbyterrean church has got some serious issues when it comes to Israel and anti-Semitism. Follow Jesus, Go to the cross, and he will give you rest. He is the way, the truth and the life.

  28. Chuck Anziulewicz

    October 26, 2015 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm

    ALL religions are cults.

    Definition of cult: “A system or community of religious worship and ritual.” ALL religions have their own rituals, doctrines, and ways of worshiping. Just because Christians enjoy majority status in the U.S. doesn’t mean they aren’t a “cult.”

    • David H.

      October 26, 2015 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm

      It is Christianity that brought you this country, and the freedom to be an atheist. Try going to Iran and saying what you said here.
      It is Christianity that encouraged the scientific method and lead to the industrialization of this country, as well as the rest of the world. Science was birthed by Christianity.
      Try teaching evolution in Iran. Or try teaching History to the Isis thugs.
      Christianity is not a religion. There are some Christian groups who surround themselves with ritual and dogma and the teachings of men, But Christianity is about a relationship with Jesus. The creator coming to redeem his creation.
      When God created mankind, he was given dominion over nature, to be good stewards of the earth. Sin is what has broken this relationship with man and nature, and hence the reason why the Apostle Paul writes; Creation groans for the revealing of the sons of God. (Romans 8).
      It takes more religion to be an atheist than it does to be a Christian.

      • Chuck Anziulewicz

        October 26, 2015 1:31 pm at 1:31 pm

        It’s still a cult. You can call it a “personal relationship” if you like, but that’s just word games.

        • Jason Bradley

          October 26, 2015 1:42 pm at 1:42 pm

          Chuck – agreed calling every religion a cult is just a word game. Thanks for clarifying!

          • Chuck Anziulewicz

            October 26, 2015 2:28 pm at 2:28 pm

            Hey, Jason? Let me clarify: A cult is someone else’s religion. Just not yours, right?

          • David H.

            October 26, 2015 3:50 pm at 3:50 pm

            Jason,
            Chuck is an atheist in case you could not figure that out. And he has still not responded to a video I posted about three times to him which discredits atheism, and he has yet to do so. Maybe he is scared. Here is the link again Chuck….remember, I picture you as the guy in the vid.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxz84kS8k4U

  29. George Lujack

    George Lujack

    October 26, 2015 1:19 pm at 1:19 pm

    FALSE PROPHETESS Ellen G. White, founder of Seventh Day Adventism:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3y2VEKUsbsc

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  33. David H.

    October 27, 2015 6:34 pm at 6:34 pm

  34. NoGuff

    November 7, 2015 10:41 pm at 10:41 pm

    This is one of the problems with those on the Right. We are too intolerant of the religious beliefs of other Conservatives. This is hatred and division sewn by the Left, and we’re falling for it because we’ve started to operate just like them – with our brains in the “OFF” position. WAKE UP and start realizing who our enemies are. I’m so sick of this.

    • Annonymous 12

      February 15, 2016 4:44 pm at 4:44 pm

      Right. They are following the “illuminati” brainwashing agenda “to divide and conquer and to destroy religions and faiths.”

      Dumb morons wake up from the Matrix.

  35. Anonymous

    November 27, 2015 9:31 am at 9:31 am

    Do the seventh Day Adventists belief in God the Father, Son and Holy spirit? Yes. All the other things are designed at making up arguments, & counter Arguments that wont benefit anyone.I am an SDA but dont belief that Ellen White is god. Our God is in heaven above.Lets read the Bible first and any other writtings including those of Ellen white will follow.

  36. Keddian

    March 15, 2016 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm

    Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets.
    Luke 6:26. Majority of the world will hate Ellen White because majority of the world is of Satan.

  37. Sasha

    November 16, 2016 11:39 pm at 11:39 pm

    In Matthew 12:36. Jesus the Lord says, “But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.”
    Such blatant lies. Your words caused the stumbling of many…. The SDA church was not founded by Ellen White. Research the SDA Pioneers. The SDA church is NOT a cult, but are Protestant Christians. Sister Ellen White did not write or teach that black people are the results of humans having sex with animals and producing offspring – the quote you used to defend that statement actually shows that you came up with that lie on your own. It didn’t say that at all – it’s clear from the quote itself. Period. Now, you said ” White also believed that she had developed wings like an angel and flown to various planets….” Here you blatantly lied again. If you read the account at all, it’s beyond clear that she was taken in a vision and saw these things… Enoch, the angels and all… She obviously didn’t grow wings and flew… This simple instance exposes your malevolent intentions. Also, you will never find any place where Ellen White says Jesus will come back in her lifetime. Period. We can know the signs of the times but we do not know what day Jesus will return. That is what she says. This article is filled with empty hateful statements and no proof. She does not say that Christians who worship on Sunday will be lost – such a blatant lie!!! those who know the truth, reject it, and continue to disregard the true Sabbath of the 4th commandment will not be held guiltless, as with any of the 10 commandments – if you know the truth, turn from it and continue to sin, then you are not guiltless. Ellen White says many people do not know the truth about the 4th commandment 7th Day Sabbath. Many who keep and have kept the Sabbath to the best of their abilities (going to church on Sunday)…died in the Lord and are saved.

    About this statement: They also believe in the Recording Angel, who investigates peoples’ every move, and documents not only their public sins, but their “thoughts, wasted time, every selfish act, every wrong word, every unfulfilled duty, every secret sin and unimproved opportunities.”… Do you read your Bible? Ecclesiastes 12: 13-14. “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with EVERY SECRET thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.” See also, 2 Corinthians 5:10 and Revelation 20:12… Many Bible verses show that God sees all things and does keep record of our deeds – good or evil.

    Next, anyone who conducts a simple research, will clearly see that Jehovah’s Witnesses absolutely did NOT come from the SDA church. Period. Go look up their history.

    Now, read Daniel and Jude and you’ll see the reference to Michael, the Archangel. Arch – means chief and angel – means messenger. Daniel 12:1-3 speaks of Him as “Michael” “the great Prince which standeth for the children of thy people (God’s people).” Who is this great Prince, who alone could help Gabriel on his mission in Daniel’s time, yet is One who is called a “great Prince” and He stands for God’s people…? Who’s still alive in the days of Moses and disputes with the devil over his body? Jude 9. Jesus alone! Jesus appears over and over in the old testament Scriptures…, but He was not called by the name Jesus as yet. So much more to say but simple enough, Jesus is NOT created, the Bible calls Him the Creator. … Ellen White emphasized this clearly.

    Also, the SDA church NEVER set a time for Jesus to come back. Go do your research, you clearly didn’t. There was a movement in the mid 1800s that preached of a distinct Bible prophetic timeline.. And made an incorrect conclusion about what would happen at the end of the prophecy – believed it meant Jesus would return. However – the SDA Church was not in existence at that time…

    Now about your accusations of plagiarism… Look up the difference between literary borrowing and plagiarism.

    There’s much more to say … But let me not expend more time than is necessary to give a simple reply to your lying and hateful accusations.

    Anyone who destroys their body by incorrect eating /dietary habits are breaking the commandment that says, thou shalt not kill. The foods that Ellen White condemned are now proven by science to be harmful to the body… Hence now there is a big movement towards natural eating and vegetarianism for strength of body, freedom from disease and the acquisition of a sound mind. How much more would God desire His people to follow such principles and not destroy His temple? – 1 Corinthians 6:19-20.

    On your dress code accusations, does not the Word of God say: ” In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;

    10 But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.” – 1 Timothy 2:9-10.

    And another: 1 Peter 3:3-4. ” Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel;

    But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.” Ellen White taught that Christian sisters should dress modestly and not like the world, as stated above.

    Finally, the Bible teaches, especially in the gospel of John and 1st John, that to love Christ and abide in Him and to walk in Him, means keeping His commandments. “He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.”

    It is he that overcomes whom the Lord Jesus says He will “give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.”

    “Many shall say Lord Lord! But will not enter the kingdom of heaven. Many are called but few are chosen. The way to life is narrow and few find it…” What does this mean, when so many profess to believe in Jesus? Why does He say that to many people at the end? Faith without works is dead.

    I pray for you brother and wish you best. I am a Seventh-Day Adventist Christian. Do your own research. -Sasha.

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