From Pro-life to Pro-choice: The Dramatic Shift in Seventh-day Adventist's Attitudes Towards Abortion
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A study of Adventist literature showing the dramatic shift by the Seventh-day Adventist North American Church’ attitude towards one of the most fundamental rules designed by God for the protection of human life—the Sixth Commandment which forbids the murder of innocent human beings. A careful research indicating that financial profit moved the church leadership to tolerate the offering of abortion on demand services to the patients of several hospitals owned and managed by the Adventist organization.
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Jan 19, 2012Most Seventh-day Adventists attempt to balance a pro-life moral stance while at the same time being legally pro-choice. They fear legislation against abortion would somehow begin the process of infringing upon their religious rights. Yet, it was not always so. Mr. Samojluk meticulously records how their church so drastically evolved from passionately protective of the unborn life in the SDA pioneer days to today’s liberal policies. This is not a vitriolic anti-SDA exposé, but a ardent faithful church member who is called by God to cry out for the unborn. And for those of us who are not Adventist, we urge you as a denomination to recognize how it appears to Christianity when you claim that you are God’s last-day remnant church who keep the Ten Commandments when in reality you are missing a commandment--the one that commands us not to murder. This book is the lone scream in the silence of Adventism when it comes to one of the most profound evils of our time. All we can say is,... More > “God bless you, Mr. Samoljuk!” You have done God’s will for your church yet it not only is a blessing but a grave warning, because now Adventists will no longer be able to exuse themselves witih, “Lord, we did not know." Prov. 24:11 Deliver those who are being taken away to death, And those who are staggering to slaughter, Oh hold them back. 12 If you say, "See, we did not know this," Does He not consider it who weighs the hearts ? And does He not know it who keeps your soul ? And will He not render to man according to his work? I don’t know how much longer pro-life Adventists can stay within the SDA church before their consciences thrust them out, but while he’s there, thank God for Nic Samojluk. I urge you to purchase copies for all your SDA friends and family< Less
Jan 10, 2012In the early 90s, as an Elder in my SDA church, I corresponded with the presidents of the Columbia Union and the General Conference on the issue of abortions being performed in Maryland Adventist hospitals. At first, the Union president attempted to assure me that I was taken in by vicious rumors. I obtained statistics that showed thousands of abortions were being performed bringing in millions of dollars. When the facts were presented to SDA leadership, the correspondence ended with nothing but the silent ignoring of my pleas. Unfortunately this appears to be the standard operating procedure utilized by church leadership toward any and all pro-life Adventists. Nic Samojluk's book reveals in great detail and irrefutable evidence, this approach by SDA leadership regarding the issue of abortion in Adventist hospitals, and the commitment of that leadership to the elective and selective extermination of pre-natal human life. One has to ask why. A good starting place is to follow the... More > money. Mr. Samojluk provides sound details which show the source of Adventist abortion policy to be that of money in pursuing this devilish blood lust in continuing to kill innocent human beings. This is perhaps the most important book for SDAs in the 21st century. Mr. Samojluk provides in great detail, the debate regarding abortion policy in the Adventist denomination, and how it was pretty much shoved down the throats of SDA laity, the majority of whom seem opposed to abortion. The future of Adventism hinges on this one single issue...to kill or not to kill innocent human life. All moral authority, if any ever truly existed, in the Seventh-day Adventist church, should be considered null and void as long as they take the stand with complete and total disregard for precious human life. In addition to the detailed debate and confusion between Adventist leadership and laity so clearly revealed in this book. Mr. Samojluk presents some of the best logic and reasoning for why a pro-life position is the only position a self professed Christian organization can support in good faith. This book, in spite of the tragedy of the topic, is a delight to read because of the clear insights presented by Mr. Samojluk. At times tears came to my eyes, as when reading that President Wilson's solution to world hunger could be found in the slaughter of humans who will one day eat food, and not in feeding the hungry as commanded by our Lord and Savior; or the terrifying embrace of eugenics by James W . Walters and his sophistries regarding personhood. All of Mr. Samojluk's writings on this subject are well worth the read, and a must read for all SDAs. One of my favorites was his creative piece entitled "A Stigmata Case in Loma Linda". While this is a must read for all SDAs in the hope of recovering from the damage done by the church's position on abortion; this is a must read for all non-Adventists who desire to understand this denomination, especially those who may be considering joining the SDA church. Beware that the call to come out of Babylon is more applicable to Adventists than non-Adventists. One has to wonder how much of the "Remnant" remains. This book points out one of the major fallacies of Adventism particularly and of protestantism in general...that being that the Bible is the authority of truth for a Christian. It is clear that if the Adventist theologians and leadership can provide "proof" from the Bible that abortion is Biblical there is a major problem. I suppose anything can be proved from the Bible if one puts his mind to it. 1 Tim.3:15 tells us that The Church is the pillar and foundation of Truth, not the Bible. As I discovered the error of Adventist teaching on abortion, I continued to find the error of Adventism on other doctrines. In 2009 I joined The Catholic Church and came home to the pillar and foundation of Truth. I would invite all pro-life Adventists to come out of Babylon and come home to Rome. She has been there from the beginning and Her life for 2,000 years is nothing short of the miraculous sustaining power of God in the face of continual opposition and threat. But until you are ready to come home, I highly recommend Nic Samojluk's book and suggest that all SDAs read this and encourage all their friends to read this. This is the most important book in Adventism, for Adventists, in the 21st century.< Less
Nov 30, 2011This book is a very interesting read for every Adventist church member who cares about the cause of life and the sanctity of human life. The reader may be shocked and saddened by the information shared in its pages. Our Adventist pioneers, including James and Ellen White would feel the same way; for they too, were passionately pro life and supported the efforts in their day to make abortion illegal. I also was shocked and saddened about our Adventist leaders and pastors whose opinion prevailed, resulting in our church’s turning to the pro choice side of the abortion issue. Read how in one hospital, the decision makers decided to allow elective abortion rather than to trust God to bless... More > and prosper them for remaining true to the Ten Commandments. Learn the reasons why our leaders and pastors took the positions they did and came to side with pro choice position rather than pro-life one. One article I have in mind that is included in the book did not even seem to be authored... More > by a Christian person. Perhaps the time is now for the SDA church to go back to our beginnings and get back on the path of the pioneers and follow on it. Maybe this book is written for such a time as this. This book is a must read for every Seventh Day Adventist church member, pastor, and leader. Find out why we must defend the right to life of our little brothers and sisters, the smallest and youngest members in God’s family.< Less
Nov 21, 2011Thank you Nic, for documenting all this information! If anyone wants the facts as to where the SDA Church, as a Denomination, REALLY stands on the subject of Abortion, they should read this book. There will be no true "Revival & Reformation" in the Church, while the SDA Church is on the Pro-Choice side of the aisle. There are ONLY two sides....there is no "FENCE" to sit on, no "middle of the road" to walk on, when it comes to the subject of Abortion. I hope and pray that enough people will read this book and demand that the Church take the side of LIFE and not DEATH. God bless you, Nic!
Nov 14, 2011Nic has written an important book for Seventh-day Adventists on what may be the greatest moral issue of our time. What I've read of it is very impressive. I wish Adventists everywhere had the integrity that Orlando-based Adventist Health System has when it comes to unborn human life (hospitals in the Southeast U.S. and Mid-America). Concern to protect unborn human life should be at the top of our list in the current quest for revival and reformation.
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- November 20, 2011
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