Teresa and Arthur Beem resigned from the Adventist denomination in 2002. Their resignation letter was made public and was widely discussed in cyberspace. Since then, they have written a book to let people know about their experience in, and leaving, the Adventist movement. This is their continuing saga.
Their book, “It’s Ok Not To Be A Seventh-Day Adventist”, covers the problems with Adventist theology that need to be dealt with by those leaving, as well as those who remain. Adventism clearly needs a reform – from its practices regarding abortion, to the Sabbath, to theology that even its leaders admit can’t be confirmed using the Bible alone, which they claim is their standard.
This is the cover:
Available from Amazon.
They also have a blog with the same name.
For those who have left Adventism and feel guilt; for those Adventists who have family members who have left Adventism and wonder about the sincerity involved, and even whether or not their family members are still Christian; for those contemplating leaving; or simply for those who just want to know more about this religion … this is definitely worth reading.
Comments imported from the old blog:
Posted by Edith on September 15, 2008, 6:19 pm
I have been questioning my faith in the SDA church for a while now. I have just read your story and I am so sorry for the pain it has caused you. I believe I “found” this blog for a reason. I had been searching for “ex-adventist” and their reasons why they left the church. Thank you for posting the book of “It’s ok not to be a Seventh Day Adventist” I will be reading that book.
Posted by Edgardo Delgado on September 26, 2008, 3:28 am
Teresa and Arthur Beem are schedule to appear in EWTN’s “The Journey Home” show on October 20.
Posted by Nuke on November 11, 2008, 6:30 pm
I don’t know too much about the Seventh Day Adventists. But what I do know is that they are not biblical. I feel that people that get drawn to these cults do so because when they get recruited they don’t have much of the basic knowledge in the Bible which is needed to deflect their advances. As soon as I heard that their church was founded by a 20th century “prophet”, I knew they were full of it, and it was bull.