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.”