Adventism is well know for those members and clergy who misrepresent the Catholic faith. Not all Adventists are dishonest, and I’ve had apologies from Adventists who acknowledge and regret their church’s dishonesty. Unfortunately, via Tesa Beem at “It’s Okay NOT to be a Seventh-day Adventist“, I’ve seen another example of gross misrepresentation of Catholicism by Adventists.
Lordsanjo and mumonski have posted a video on YouTube [here and here] that has an actor dressed up as a Catholic bishop reading quotes, largely bogus or ripped out of context, allegedly from “Popes or other representatives of the Roman Catholic Church“.
The original video from which this was clipped as well as the transcript on 3ABN have since been deleted [3 July 2015] (probably finally gave in and accepted the truth!) – the drivel on the YouTube videos is from time stamp 48:03. The video comes from the Three Angels Broadcasting Network, an Adventist TV network. It is the work of Adventist John Carter, of the Carter Report, an Adventist ministry.
On the Carter Report website, under “About us“, the following is said of John Carter:
He is square alright. He is square as far as family values are concerned. He is square as far as believing the Bible. He is square as far as trusting in Christ alone for salvation.
What he is not square about is the Catholic Church. Clearly he is happy to misrepresent the Catholic Church over and over. If he actually believes what he says, then he has done no research and his entire ministry lacks credibility.
Contact him to tell him what you think:
Exodus 20:16 – Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.
Deuteronomy 5:20 – Neither shalt thou bear false witness against thy neighbour.
I have another post on my blog dealing with how to cite the teachings of the Catholic Church in an honest way.
UPDATE: Teresa has a follow-up post at her blog – Answer to SDA Video about Catholic Bishop’s Confession