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As a former Seventh-day Adventist (SDA), I have insight of value to those who are questioning and/or trying to decide if they should leave or become an SDA. It would be my privilege to discuss SDA church doctrine, structure, Ellen White, the old and new covenants, and their various beliefs. The Bible will be my main source of reference and all quotes, etc. will be documented. I understand that there are different variants of Adventists, but I am only familiar with what I would call traditional or main stream.

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I was a Seventh-day Adventist for over 50 years. I attended their schools and I was always active in the churches I attended. I also worked for the denomination for 37 years. Since I was educated in their schools from Grade 1, and because what I was taught came from the Bible, I never questioned my beliefs. I considered myself as one whom the Lord had chosen to bring out of darkness into His marvelous light. In the year 2005, I became keenly aware that Ellen White contradicted the Scriptures numerous times and plagiarized some of her most popular writings. At this point, I had to seriously consider studying for myself with the aid of the Holy Spirit to see if indeed I really had the truth. Sad to say, I discovered that I was deluded and deliberately deceived by the church I loved and served. In 2010, I requested that my name be withdrawn from the membership roster of the church. Since then, it has been my passion to tell those in the SDA church and those considering joining Adventism, the truth and freedom that I have discovered and enjoy daily. I interact on Facebook with SDAs frequently regarding their beliefs and doctrines compared to the Bible. In addition to answering questions on this site, I have a blog ( and the purpose of my articles is to expose the false doctrines of the SDA church After 50 plus years of trying to 'work' my way, I have discovered the sweet rest in the finished work of my Savior. I've also discovered that there is nothing that I have ever done to make Jesus love me less and there is nothing that I can ever do to make Jesus love me more. Jesus just loves me and this I know!


M.A.O.M. degree (Master of Arts in Organizational Management). I also have a B.A.I.C. degree (Born Again in Christ). My calling is to help spread the Good News of the Gospel and to help lift the veil by sharing Jesus, Who is the Truth and the Light.

What do you like about this subject?

This subject keeps me in the Word and the Word blesses me daily. It amazes me how simple the Gospel really is.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

I hope to share the simple truth of the Word and give questioners an 'Ah Ha' moment which will prayerfully cause them to study for themselves.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

The Seventh SDA church is a cult. When Walter Martin, author of Kingdom of the Cults, inquired about their beliefs to decide if they should be labeled as a cult in his book, the SDA leaders wrote a book entitled Questions on Doctrines to address his questions. They actually falsified their doctrines and beliefs in order to be classified as main stream evangelicals.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

Seventh-day Adventists live under the Old Covenant. The Old Covenant was a contract between God and the children of Israel only. Seventh-day Adventists claim to be modern Israel. They believe that when Jesus died on the cross, Israel as a nation ceased to be because they denied Jesus. It is their daily purpose and struggle to succeed where old Israel failed by strict obedience to the law.

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Recent Answers from Patricia Allen

2017-01-16 The Sabbath ceremonial?:

Hello Debra,    Thank you for your question.    Before I answer I would like to preface my remarks by saying that the Bible does not divide the law into categories such as moral, ceremonial, civil, food

2016-03-11 Was EGW a Prophet?:

Dear Pete,    Thank you for your question.    Yes, I was taught that Ellen White was a prophet and it is still being taught but labeled as the Gift of Prophecy or the Spirit of Prophecy. Before a new member

2016-02-08 Sabbath:

Thank you for your responses Frank.    It's obvious to me that you are a die-hard SDA and nothing that I share from Scripture will cause you to re-think your position. I am not prepared to spend time going

2016-02-07 Sabbath:

Frank,    You said:     "And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.(Genesis 2:3 KJV)     "It is scripture

2016-02-07 Sabbath:

Dear Frank,    It's been a while!    I would love to know where the Sabbath is mentioned in Genesis based solely on Scripture.    Looking forward to hearing from you! Be blessed always!    


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