Category: Seventh-day Adventism

Pastor calls deputies to remove protesting singers

A church pastor called deputies to remove 16 congregants who refused to stop singing as he tried to begin his sermon, according to a sheriff’s report. Pastor David Noel reported a disturbance at the Bethanie Seventh-day Adventist Church to the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office when the group would not allow the Saturday morning service to continue. All 16 church members were issued trespass warnings and left the property without incident, according to a sheriff’s report. One congregant who received a warning said the group was protesting Noel’s leadership and alleged misuse of insurance money for damage to the church caused

Woman Elected Seventh-Day Adventist Head

ST. LOUIS — The Seventh-day Adventist Church elevated a woman Monday to a top leadership post for the first time in its history. Ella Louise Smith Simmons, 57, will serve as one of nine vice presidents. Seventh-day Adventism While it claims to be a mainstream Christian denomination, theologically the Seventh-day Adventism is a cult of Christianity Research resources on Seventh-day Adventism “The church as an organization cannot be efficient until it allows all people to contribute in ways that God calls them to contribute,” she said. “The church is taking a step in the right direction.” Simmons last served as

Seventh-day Adventist leader re-elected

ST. LOUIS – The 70-year-old leader of the Seventh-day Adventist Church was re-elected president Friday at the group’s worldwide conference. Jan Paulsen was selected by a nominating committee of 196 delegates. The general body of about 2,000 delegates then approved him in what was called an unanimous vote – raising paper cards signaling their approval. Seventh-day Adventism While it claims to be a mainstream Christian denomination, theologically the Seventh-day Adventism is a cult of Christianity Research resources on Seventh-day Adventism “I will do my very best to serve the Lord and his people as I best know how,” Paulsen said.

Preacher Fined For Failure To Marry

A Seventh Day Adventist lay preacher has been fined P2,000 or two beasts by the Customary Court of Appeal for breaching a marriage promise. Edgar Mothudi was taken to court by the mother of his three children, Mmamarope Mafokate who demanded P16,000 or 16 heads of cattle. She said the preacher breached a promise to marry her and wasted her time. The couple had stayed together for more than 16 years until Mothudi left to marry another woman. However, the Urban Customary Court dismissed Mafokate’s case and ruled that Mothudi has never made any promise to marry her. In his

Appeals Chamber Upholds Father-Son Conviction

The Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), Monday upheld the sentencing of a father and son duo found guilty of genocide by the tribunal last year. The five judges of the chamber headed by Judge Theodor Meron of the USA, confirmed the ten year jail sentence handed down to Pastor Elisaphan Ntakirutimana and 25 years to his son Dr. Gerald Ntakirutimana. Pastor Ntakirutimana, 80, was the president of the West Rwanda Seventh-Day Adventist (SDA) area at the time of the genocide. He was based at Mugonero SDA complex in Kibuye province. His son, Doctor Ntakirutimana, 46,

Adventists affirm belief in “a literal, recent, six-day creation”

In a society where young adherents often face challenges to their beliefs, the top world authorities of the Seventh-day Adventist Church have reaffirmed the faith’s insistence that fidelity to the Bible requires belief in “a literal, recent, six-day creation,” no matter what conventional science says. Recent means that life on Earth began over the relatively short time period suggested by a strictly literal reading of the Bible, “probably 7,000 to 10,000 years,” though some Adventists think the planet itself could be billions of years old, explains Angel Rodriguez, director of the church’s Biblical Research Institute. Seventh-day Adventism While it claims

EEOC sues Perdue on church group’s behalf

WILMINGTON — A federal agency sued Perdue Farms Inc. on Monday, claiming the company discriminated against its Seventh-day Adventist employees by refusing to excuse them from Saturday shifts unless the workers produced written proof that they had been to church. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in Wilmington by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on behalf of Jean Ulysse and other Seventh-day Adventists who work at the poultry company’s Georgetown plant. Ulysse could not be reached. Perdue spokesman Joe Forsthoffer said the company had not yet seen the lawsuit and therefore could not comment. Seventh-day Adventism While

Adventists get Turkmenistan registration

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan – Pastor Pavel Fedotov was in church leading services when the bulldozers and wrecking balls showed up. Over the next week, they razed his house of worship as part of the authoritarian Turkmen government’s crackdown on minority religions. That was November 1999. Now, Fedotov’s small group of Seventh-day Adventists has become the first organization registered under relaxed religious restrictions in this majority Muslim nation. But Fedotov is still treading carefully, unsure whether his 70 congregants finally will be able to practice their faith freely. “We prayed for this,” Fedotov said of his registration certificate, issued May 31. But

Prosecution Wants Stiffer Penalties for Convicted Pastor

The prosecutor in the appeal hearing of a pastor and his son convicted of genocide, Thursday, called on the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) to mete out harsher punishment to the two. Pastor Elizaphan Ntakirutimana, 79, the head of the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) church in western Rwanda, and his son, Dr. Gerald Ntakirutimana, 46, were February 19, 2003, found guilty of genocide and sentenced to 10 and 25 years in jail respectively. The doctor was also convicted on an extra count of crimes against humanity – murder – for actively participating in the massacres

Christians cautioned against accepting strange doctrines

Nkawie (Ash), March 13, GNA – An America-based Evangelist, Dr Dick Miller, has cautioned Christians to avoid being misled by what he described as strange doctrines and false Bible teachings by some self-proclaimed men of God. SDA: Strange Doctrines and False Bible Teachings Theologically, Seventh-day Adventism is itself considered to be a cult of Christianity due to the fact that it promotes strange doctrines and false Bible teachings. Research resources on Seventh-day Adventism He noted that there were too many charlatans out there hiding behind the Bible to deceive and dupe their followers for their own personal aggrandisement. Evangelist Miller