When I was a little boy, my parents took me to a church called The Worldwide Church of God. The Church taught and preached more of biblical truth than other churches. The only falsehood they teach is that there is no such thing as a trinity, which scripture teaches, that the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit, co-exist as three in one and one in three. Many Christians dispute this belief, but Christians dispute many things but their own behavior. The Worldwide Church of God teaches that the seventh day of the week is the actual holy sabbath day. The dead rest in their grave until judgment day. I also learned that diet from the book of Leviticus is beneficial for physical and spiritual reasons. They also keep the feast days, like the Passover and the day of Tabernacle. They do not celebrate pagan holidays like Christmas, Easter, or even Valentine’s Day. When I was around 10, my parents split, and I was no longer taken to that church. Attending church on Sunday and celebrating Halloween and Christmas, was a part of life, because it was what my mom did. Before my father passed away, he said a Seventh Day Adventist Church was only two miles from home. When he passed away in 1995, I didn’t go to the SDA church until 2001. I like them cause they were like the Worldwide Church of God. They kept the true Sabbath Day holy; they taught in the Levitical diet. Not really keeping the Old Testament feast, nor did they celebrate Easter, but Christmas they do. They told me December 25 is not the day of Christ’s birth. But during Christmas time, hearts are more open to witnessing to and sharing the gospel good news. Even without a Holy Bible, the encyclopedia will say the papacy created Christmas and moved the Sabbath to Sunday. The papacy declares whoever worships on Sunday, kneels before its authority because they moved the Sabbath to Sunday. The papal church even declare, the Bible doesn’t say God moved the Sabbath, but it was moved for tradition by the papacy. So if the protestant Christians were living by God’s word, as they declare, it would not honor Sunday as the Sabbath, because the establishment is a Roman Catholic tradition, not part of scripture. So does that mean celebrating Christmas is kneeling before the Papacy, also? In my experience, the Adventists really enjoy Christmas, just as much as Sunday worshipers. So as a person who has been a Seventh Day Adventist, for 21 years, I have seen them enjoy the pagan tradition as if was holy and not so much as a witnessing tool. In 2008, I got a job at a group home called Advent home Learning Center. It was a school for teen boys, and its mission was to reverse ADHD or try to help boys behave better. The jobs were demanding, and I really didn’t see it helping any boys at all. The school was Seventh Day Adventist Church establishment. In a staff meeting, a co-worker said, Miracle Meadows was a group home with very harsh punishment. Miracle Meadows was in West Virginia, like Adventhome, but was coed and run by an SDA member. One harsh punishment that was a rumor, that a child that got out of hand would be locked into some kind of solitary confinement, and a few Adventhome staff, said the punishment was illegal in the USA. Because of rumors of abuse at Adventhome, donations had slowed down and even stop coming in. so it shut down. Miracle Meadows heard of Adventhome’s bad news, so offered staff jobs, and said students could come to go there. The government had learned of Miracle Meadow’s cruel punishment, and it was raided and forced to shut down. To parents of the children, felt brokenhearted, was hard to believe, Miracle Meadows was a religious organization, but its religion was to hurt children not heal them. The director of Miracle Meadows was only sentenced to six months of jail and five years of probation, and $52 million was ordered in a civil lawsuit against the victims. The Adventist church is like many churches, it has a good message, the truth mixed with falsehood. In my personal walk with God, I am more a bondservant of God than a Seventh Day Adventist. I love my Adventist brothers and sisters, and I love God’s children no matter what church they attend or don’t attend. When we love and worship God, do it with truth and love, love the Lord, love others, and keep His commandments. God bless you all; the Lord Jesus loves you, and so do I. His bondservant, Samuel Head.
Matthew 18:5 And whoever receives one such child in My name receives Me; 6 but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it is better for him that a heavy millstone be hung around his neck, and that he be drowned in the depths of the sea. 7 “Woe to the world because of its stumbling blocks! For it is inevitable that stumbling blocks come, but woe to the person through whom the stumbling block comes! 8 “And if your hand or your foot is causing you to sin, cut it off and throw it away from you; it is better for you to enter life maimed or without a foot, than to have two hands or two feet and be thrown into the eternal fire. 9 And if your eye is causing you to sin, tear it out and throw it away from you. It is better for you to enter life with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into the fiery hell. 10 “See that you do not look down on one of these little ones; for I say to you that their angels in heaven continually see the face of My Father who is in heaven.