Tag: Adventist

Troll feeding, part 2

Forest Troll

Adventists are strange things indeed. Experts in deceit. Experts at trolling. Experts at saying the same misconceptions over and over without listening to explanations as to why they are wrong. E.g. why we should all go and commit adultery and murder if we consider the sabbath obsolete. As if repeating the same silly argument will make people change their minds. Intelligent discussion with them is rare, and mostly impossible. I’ve never, never come across a religion with so much dishonesty in it, and with so much dishonesty displayed by its followers.

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Anatomy of an Adventist troll, or troll feeding

Troll, via Uncyclopedia

Out there on the interweb, there are trolls. Many of them. Occasionally I like to feed them. I’d feed them pork, but they’re Adventist, so one of the few rules they have is to not eat pork. (They only have 10 rules, which are to keep the sabbath on Saturday and to not eat pork. Abortion and dishonesty are permitted)

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Jesus our Rising Sun, Light of the World

The Resurrection of Christ

Adventists shy away from anything to do with the sun. Sun worship, they say. But comparing God to the sun is not wrong.

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Thus saith Ellen, part 2 – Call no man Father?

William Miller

The interesting thing is that Ellen White referred to William Miller, the founder of the Millerite movement that started Adventism, as “Father Miller”, and gives one of the Catholic reasons for doing so (cf 1 Cor 4:15).

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Adventism and blind people

Healing of the Blind Man

I’ve actually had them tell me that the biblical instruction not to put something in front of a blind man so that he falls over it is a ceremonial law.

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Why Sunday is an improvement on the sabbath

Icon of the Resurrection

With no weekly 7th day sabbath under the New Covenant, Christians chose the most important day of the week to hold as special – Sunday, the day Jesus rose from the dead.

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Christian holy days – a gift to Jesus

Midnight Mass 2012

Adventists, and others, dislike the way the Catholic Church has set aside various days of the year for celebrating Jesus Christ. They label such things as “pagan” even if they aren’t pagan at all. (The word “pagan” is a synonym for “Catholic” amongst many of this crowd, irrespective of actual religious origins of any practice or teaching.)

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Did Catholics change the Bible?

Still life with Bible, Vincent van Gogh

Someone emailed me and wrote: “The Ten Commandments in Exodus 20 in the Torah match the Ten Commandments in the KJV and all the protestant bibles. That in itself is proof that the Catholic Church changed the Ten Commandments.”

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God’s visible grace

South Arabian Sabbath lamp

Guest post at the blog Reinventing the Adventist Wheel.

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Vicarius Filii Dei and 666

Pope Pius XII

Adventists like to present a fake papal title as evidence that the papacy is linked to the number 666 found in Revelation 13:18.

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Free ebook – Catholic Discussion of Seventh-day Adventism

Catholic Discussion of Seventh-day Adventism

It has been suggested to me over time that I write a book on Adventism. At last I’ve put together the more important posts from this blog into an ebook, which is free on this website and on Lulu, and minimally priced on Amazon.

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Socrates and Sozomen on Christian observance of the Sabbath

Habakkuk, Septuagint fragment

Adventists quote selectively to make it look like many Christians assembled on the sabbath, every sabbath. It’s clear from the source documents that they fasted on the sabbath, in memory of Jesus being in the tomb – it wasn’t a sabbath observance like the Jews and the Adventists have.

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Adventist misrepresentation of The Constitutions of the Holy Apostles

The Synaxis of the holy and the most praiseworthy Twelve Apostles

The section Adventists quote is about the 10 commandments, and amongst the 10 commandments is the commandment about keeping the sabbath. The document is not instructing Christians to keep the sabbath. It’s citing the 10 commandments. That’s not honest quoting on the part of Adventists.

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You will be with me in paradise today

Andrea del Castagno - Crucifixion

Jesus to the repentant thief on the cross: Luke 23:43 (KJV) – And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise. Every single time in the Bible that “Truly I say unto you” is used (or the equivalent in various translations), it takes the form …

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Adventists make a graven image

Jesus doesn't like lies being told about Christians.

Adventists in the Dominican Republic have made a graven image to teach people about the Bible.

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10 Commandments, Pentecost, and the Holy Spirit

The sending of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles

By various means, people have calculated that it was 50 days (inclusive) after Passover that the 10 Commandments were give by God to Moses.

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Debate about Old Testament food laws

Dutch frikandellen

I posted a photo of Dutch frikandellen in an Adventist Facebook forum to draw out some discussion on Adventist dietary laws, with the hope that I could present, in back and forth discussion fashion, the material on my two blog posts “Clean and unclean meat”, Part 1 and Part 2.

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Ecclesiastes and the dead

Icon of the Resurrection

Ecclesiastes can’t be used to say that there is no consciousness after death, because the author, Solomon, explicitly states that he does not know.

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Is tithing biblical?


Adventists believe tithing is a biblical requirement.

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Religious Hardtalk – Adventism in Jamaica

Religious Hardtalk - Elce 'Thunder' Lauriston

Elce ‘Thunder’ Lauriston, an Adventist evangelist in Jamaica, left Adventism and gives his story at Religious Hardtalk.

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