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  1. So enjoyed Rolaant McKenzie’s from Ellen White to True Light. I visited an SDA church after years away. I so enjoyed this church and looked at making it our official church home, but told them i had left one years ago. They were sure it was a misunderstanding. I finally explained to one that it was over Ellen White mostly. Then, they gave me a booklet, and also i saw something from Rose’s chart about denominations. I thought they were wrong about something for the SDAs and asked the church for clarification explaining if they were correct, then the SDAs do not believe in Righteousness by Faith. They never came up with an answer though i pushed. I started researching and discovered what they meant by Investigative Judgment. Not good! Eventually i remembered a name from the past: Davenport, and researched. That is how i read this great article! Perfect timing!
    I praise God because i was wondering if i were wrong…these people are so wonderful and Godly. They have been so good to us. My son has Down Syndrome and has never been accepted by any church before. It has changed him. He is gaining confidence and is talking. After all these years. But the last 2 weeks, they have been chillier. I do not hide my own beliefs and that conflicts i know.
    Twice we were with them for devotions which non sdas don’t do any more, but they read some EGW devotional that said how satan was tricking Christians about sabbath and if they did not, they would not enter heaven. It was an EGW quote. This is a vague summary. I was so upset hearing it. It made me angry. I knew she read it for my benefit. Another one was if not keeping the commandments we could not go to heaven. SDAs get to decide which commandments, i guess, because at Bible study, they really got into stories about clean and unclean. I feel that old choking feeling returning, but am sorry for my son because we cannot be under bondage again. In fact, i ran into Gal.5:1, which was so appropriate. The Bible just opened there! Ha!
    Thank you for the website and great articles. God Bless sorry this is so long.

  2. Lenore~

    Thank-you for sharing your experience~
    GOD has a plan for your son and He will reveal it to you at just the right time!
    He is never late!

    I believe there are No “Co-incidences” in life~Only “GOD-incidences” !
    Praying for you~
    ~mj~

  3. Dear Proclamation contributors,

    I am having a hard time nailing down the SDA stance on the classical Christian view of
    “Creatio ex Nihilo” , The view of Gods creation of the universe from nothing verses, for example, the Mormon view of creation. Based on comments I’ve heard from SDA ministers about the material body of God the Father, I suspect that they reject an ex nihilo creation, but I have not found a definitive statement from the SDA church. Seeing as philosophical studies such as the Kalam Cosmological argument are currently viewed as one of the best apologetic defenses for Gods existence ; a SDA denial of it may well be the nail in the coffin of Adventism. Thank you for your time in considering my question.

    Sincerely,
    Tracy

  4. Mr. Ratzlaff,

    I’d like to know if you are responsible for the size of the large pull-quote on page 28 of the current issue of Proclamation! (Spring 2016): “I was reminded how … Jesus is just a promoted being.” If it was published without your approval, then who was responsible for enlarging that already outrageous lie?

    1. Dear Zog Has-fallen,

      I believe you are referring to the a letter from one of our readers published in “Letters to the Editor” in the Spring 2016 edition of Proclamation! Magazine. The Spring 2016 magazine can be read online (or downloaded as a PDF) here: http://www.lifeassuranceministries.org/proclamation/2016/1/index.html

      The letter writer was referring to an article by Colleen Tinker titled, “What is Seventh-day Adventism?” published in the Winter 2015 edition of Proclamation! Magazine. Ms. Tinker’s article may be read online here: http://www.lifeassuranceministries.org/proclamation/2015/4/whatisseventh-da.html

      I would especially direct your attention to the section headed “Who is Jesus?” and to the referenced footnotes for documentation of this historic SDA belief.

  5. I just say THANK GOD FOR PROCLAMATION!!!!! 🙂 I have been receiving this publication for many years now and have been beyond blessed. I feel as if Colleen, Dale and all the rest are my “personal” friends – and I can’t wait to actually meet them all whether it be here or in eternity. We will praise the Lord together for setting us free from the bondage of legalism and false teaching – and for opening our eyes to the TRUE Glory and Majesty of our Lord Jesus Christ! The One and Only way to the Father and the Author and Finisher of our Faith! Woo-Hoo!!! I devour ALL the articles – they are so informative and help me clarify and understand the subtleties in the teachings of SDA’s. I enjoy the personal testimonies so much and closely relate to many of them. I always praise God for the freedom these folks have found and they remind me of all the ways the Holy Spirit worked in my own journey “out”. Some of the Letters to the Editor make me realize all the more just what bondage this religion puts upon individuals (including many in my own family). Its so sad. BUT, its publications such as this that God uses in many mighty ways to plant seeds of truth! So Thank you for your faithfulness to this ministry. I love this blog so much! Please keep up the good work. I will continue to pray for you all and for all those the Lord is touching through this ministry. Jesus said, “Then you will know the truth and the truth will set you free”. John 8:32 – God bless you Proclamation!

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