Questions for Seventh Day Adventist Cultist, Ben Carson

Republican presidential hopeful and former neurosurgeon, Dr. Ben Carson, has been surging the polls lately for the Republican nomination.  Dr. Carson, a Seventh Day Adventist, has received scrutiny in the past for his religious beliefs when he was invited to speak at the 2015 Southern Baptist Convention, in which he was ultimately uninvited from.

But his being uninvited from the convention didn’t stop widespread evangelical support for his nomination, in which is now growing rapidly. In fact, a recent Gallup poll showed that Protestants favored Ben Carson over both Mike Huckabee and Ted Cruz, both Southern Baptists.

But does Ben Carson, a Seventh Day Adventist really represent Evangelical and Christian interests? I would like to pose the following questions to Dr. Carson.

1.) Dr. Carson, since you are a Seventh-Day Adventist (SDA) member, do you believe, as does your founder Ellen G. White, that people who don’t tithe are cursed from God?

According to SDA founder, Ellen G. White, Seventh Day Adventists hold to a number of unconventional, and unorthodox beliefs regarding those who don’t tithe. Some of these beliefs include God striking your horse or cow dead, unfaithfulness to God being written in the “heavenly record,” church members not praying for you when you’re ill, and even not making it into heaven.

Ben Carson has advocated tithing as a method of tax reform. During the August 6, 2015 Fox News debate, he stated:

…we need a significantly changed taxation system. And the one that I’ve advocated is based on tithing, because I think God is a pretty fair guy.  And he said, you know, if you give me a tithe, it doesn’t matter how much you make… And that’s why I’ve advocated a proportional tax system.

2.) Dr. Carson, do you agree with your founder that the U.S. government, in which you would be leading if you are elected president, is the beast of Revelation as described in the Bible?

According to SDA founder, White says that this about the prophecy of the beast as described in Revelation 13,

One nation, and only one, meets the specifications of this prophecy; it points unmistakably to the United States of America. Here is a striking figure of the rise and growth of our own nation. And the lamb-like horns, emblems or innocence and gentleness, well represent the character of our government, as expressed in its two fundamental principles, Republicanism and Protestantism.

In case you were wondering if Dr. Carson isn’t a thoroughly devout Adventist and doesn’t hold very strongly to Adventist beliefs, I would encourage you to read this interview that he had with his institution’s official news agency, the Adventist News Network, in 2013. During this interview, he was asked, “Are there ever any times when you feel it’s best to distinguish yourself from the Seventh-day Adventist Church and what it teaches?” to which he replied, “No, I don’t.”

Does he believe so strongly in his religious system that he is willing to apply it to our government if he’s elected? If so, I believe evangelicals should take a serious second look at what Dr. Carson believes. Further, Dr. Carson isn’t sure if life begins at conception and has advocated for the use of an abortion drug. Are these the issues that evangelicals are willing to concede on?

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  1. Denise Grimes says:

    Any issue is an issue “Christians” now are willing to compromise on. It doesn’t matter what it is, whether it is the Genesis declaration of Creation in 6 literal 24-hour days, pro-life in all circumstances, the completed and absolute sufficiency of Scripture for all thing pertaining to life and godliness, or men only teaching the Word in mixed gatherings…you name it. We’re at the point now where biblical truth is considered a personal preference and that it is not absolute doctrinal truth (absolute truth would therefore make all arguments against it sinful and seriously in error). It is utterly grievous. It’s time to speak out decisively, specifically, and boldly, without hesitation and a myriad of qualifications to sooth hostile minds.

    • Darrel says:

      Few there are that really hold the truth of the Word dear, to most it’s little more than a game. The version of “Christianity” that presents itself to the world is nothing more than a political agenda couched in religious garb. In this, it is EXACTLY like islam. It offers false hope and promises that don’t come from God. One of the most glaring examples would be the lie of the “sinner’s prayer” which gives a person the false sense of eternal security while allowing them to continue in their favorite sins—repentance not required! Then there is the “constitutional Christian” that thinks he is called by God to champion a document written by mostly godless men whose real agenda is to enslave the nation through “freedom”. A nation founded by Christ hating free-masons is never free. Next we have those that allow for anything said “in the name of Christ” to be elevated to infallible status simply because of who said it, without regard to Biblical accuracy. This is most evident in the “charismatic” nonsense, but gaining steam everywhere else also with the SBC in the front of the new charge. Now to the politics of our day. Ben Carson, by his own words, has no love for the Lord Jesus Christ and yet some “evangelicals” consider him to be their savior (of the ‘constitution’ and the one who will continue to allow us the illusion of ‘freedom’ in the USA). Trump HATES God and has so stated, but that’s ok with today’s “Christian” because he too will save America (didn’t people say the same thing about our current “president”?).
      As requested, “It’s time to speak out decisively, specifically, and boldly…” There is so much more to be said in this area, but I’m sure many are weary of it by now. Yet it’s really quite simple as seen in 1John 2:15-17 and James 4:4. Love of the world means you have no love for the Father or the Lord Jesus. So here’s the real question: Will you (anyone) love the constitution more than his Lord? Will you love the prospect of a new “savior president” more than the Lord? Will you fight for the illusion of freedom instead of the integrity of the Word, the Gospel, and the Lord?
      May the Lord greatly encourage you, Denise, for you are one of the few I know who is concerned with the things of the Lord and don’t “play the game” of today’s faux “Christian”.

  2. Ronald says:

    Ellen White wrote that Africans were an “amalgamation between man and beast.” This is a very, very inconvenient fact for the SDA church and even more so for Carson who should be directly offended by these sick, racist words.

    • Ronald Kuivinen says:

      Do you have some documentation for that? I’d like to read it.

      • Ronald says:

        She wrote the passage in Spirtual Gifts. There has since been much work done by Adventists to try to ‘explain’ how she might have meant something different, but if you read the passages they are crystal clear as to what her meaning was.

        Spiritual Gifts, volume 3 was published in 1864 and republished in Spirit of Prophecy, volume 1, in 1870.

        Here is the exact sentence: “Since the flood there has been amalgamation of man and beast, as may be seen in the almost endless varieties of species of animals, and in certain races of men.” —Page 75.

        I misspoke when I said she directly refers to Africans. This was actually done by Adventist leader Uriah Smith, who published a defense of Ellen White’s statements. In that defence he speculated that the union of man with beast had created “such cases as the wild Bushmen of Africa, some tribes of the Hottentots, and perhaps the Digger Indians of our own country”.

        If you Google search the terms you will find lots of material about this topic.

  3. Hi Jeff,
    In case you missed the show yesterday of Russell Kelly in Ben Carson, Susan Puzio archived it at:

    http://www.blogtalkradio.com/prophetic-news/2015/10/03/ben-carson-is-a-seventh-day-adventist-his-real-beliefs-with-russell-kelly-phd

    Blessings,
    James Sundquist

  4. Ronald Kuivinen says:

    Jeff, I wondered what cult you belong to? I went to a meeting at a church where we were studying denominations. The instructor said sarcastically, “a cult is a denomination that believes something different then you.” We need to be careful about our accusations. After all satan is the accuser of the brethren.

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