Ben Carson, Dishonest Seventh-day Adventist
by Russell Earl Kelly, PHD, September 13, 2015
Dr. Ben Carson is dishonest when it comes
to his faith. As an ordained
Seventh-day Adventist elder and Sabbath-School teacher, he is fully aware of its doctrinal
teachings. Yet he manages to hide his real faith from public view and has done so for decades.
The Seventh-day Adventists’ doctrinal
statement and its prophetess Ellen G White teach opposite from what Carson often teaches in public. Therefore Carson should
either renounce the SDA Church and Ellen G. White or stop teaching contradictory views. Furthermore, because of what SDAs
teach about the United States government, they should not be allowed to hold public office.
Christian Post published an article
by Sami Martin about Carson’s faith on September 12, 2015. The following are examples of his contradictory double standards.
Post: Carson is also well-known for his religious
Adventist News Network, 4-5-2013:
ANN: Are there ever any times when you feel it’s best to distinguish yourself from the Seventh-day Adventist
Church and what it teaches? Carson: No, I don’t. http://news.adventist.org/all-news/news/go/2013-04-05/church-chat-carson-handles-spotlight-prayerfully-humbly/
Comment: He has been hiding
his SDA elder-teacher doctrines for decades and nobody has researched and challenged him in this area.
Post: This Seventh-day Adventist has relied upon his faith from a young age and continues to do so today.
Comment: Yes, but he speaks opposite words according to his audience.
though he belongs to the Seventh-day Adventist church, he often attends churches of different traditions and has said that
he appreciates the beliefs of other faiths.
SDAs would not say this. SDAs call Roman Catholics the antichrist beast of Revelation 13 and the great whore of Revelation
17. They call Protestants the daughters of the great whore. SDA pastors join ecumenical pastoral fellowships to convert them;
they hide their real doctrines. Carson worships with what his church calls false believers who worship on Sunday, the mark
of the antichrist beast. [Rev 14:8]
Carson: "I'm not convinced that the denomination is the most important thing."
Kelly: This is
either a very great delusion or else a deliberate lie. SDAs teach that they exclusively are the only true church and everybody
else is harlot Babylon or its harlot daughters. Read The Great Controversy, pages 615-616.
Carson: “… it's the relationship with God that's most important."
Comment: This is contrary to SDA doctrine. If Carson believes this is true, then he needs to publicly renounce
both Seventh-day Adventism as a false exclusive cult and publicly disagree with Ellen G. White.
a Christian, I am not the least bit offended by the beliefs of Hindus, Buddhists, Muslims, Mormons and so forth. In fact,
I am delighted to know that they believe in something that is more likely to make them into a reasonable human being, as long
as they don't allow their religion to be distorted by those seeking power and wealth." America the Beautiful, 2012.
Comment: No SDA leader or even church elder-teacher would be allowed to publicly say this without suffering
great discipline from his/her SDA church and even denominational leaders! As a former SDA pastor I know better. A lesser member
would have been punished long ago. SDAs teach that only Sabbath-keeping SDAs will be saved in the last days.
Post: Carson believes that religious practices should be respected across the country so long as they
do not limit or infringe upon the rights of others and links religious "persecution" in America to acts of persecution
Comment: SDAs are urged to anticipate religious persecution from
everybody else because the last-day great tribulations will be blamed on them. SDAs see themselves as targets of a death decree
for not worshipping on Sunday. Read The Great Controversy, 626, below.
ensuring that no one's beliefs infringe upon those of others."
is radically contrary to SDA marching orders. It is their mission to convert as many as possible to Saturday worship before
the mark of the beast is imposed upon themselves.
Carson: “… as
long as there's more than one force, you are not going to have one force dominating everything. I do believe that will eventually
be the case, but it's not the case now.”
Comment: SDAs teach one world
government and one world church dominated by Satan and antichrist immediately through apostate Roman Catholicism and apostate
Protestants before Jesus returns to rescue Sabbath-keepers from their death decree. Read The Great
Controversy, pages 615-616, below.
Carson: “To try to impose one's religious beliefs on
someone else is absolutely what we should not be doing.
Comment: This is exactly opposite
what SDAs teach. It is the mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, of which Carson is a local elder and Sabbath-school
teacher, to convert as many as possible to Sabbath-keeping to save them.
Ben Carson cannot
have it both ways. Again, he must either repudiate all of his public evangelical statements or else publicly renounce Seventh-day
Adventism and Ellen G. White. He cannot continue to teach one belief system to his SDA church on Saturday and another to the
non-SDA world at large. God hates liars.
THE FALSE PROPHET U.S.A.
Ben Carson and Seventh-day Adventists Call the United States of America a False Prophet of Roman Catholic
Fact #1: The most important “inspired” book of Seventh-day Adventism beyond the Bible is Prophetess
Ellen G. White’s The Great Controversy. Carson must be very much familiar of this book. It is quoted often
in SDA literature and Sabbath-school quarterlies.
Fact #2: The Great Controversy teaches that a last-day “antichrist beast” Roman Catholic
Church and the “false prophet” United States Government will unite to kill Seventh-day Adventists (Revelation
13 all). See pages 440, 445, 448, 449, 573, 604, 605, 615, 616, 626.
Ben Carson cannot disagree with Ellen G. White
and remain a Seventh-day Adventist. Therefore Ben Carson is anti-Roman Catholic, anti-Protestant and anti-U. S. Government!
You can read this yourself from The Great Controversy at any SDA Church, or you can read the excerpts below from
my web site http://tithing-russkelly.com/sda/id37.html
Adventists are taught to fear and distrust the Roman Catholic Church, all other Protestants and, especially, the United States
Fact #3: SDAs are taught that the U. S. Government is the false prophet for the antichrist beast Roman Catholic Church
in Revelation 13:11-18.
GC440: One nation, and only one, meets the specifications of this prophecy [Rev.
13:11-18]; it points unmistakably to the United States of America.
Fact #4: SDAs are taught that, in the last
days, churches in the U. S. A. will unite to enforce Sunday worship and oppose Saturday-Sabbath worshippers.
GC445: “WHEN the leading
churches of the United States, uniting in such points of doctrine as are held by them in common, shall influence the state
to enforce their decrees and to sustain their institutions, THEN Protestant America will have formed an image to the Roman
hierarchy, and the inflictions of civil penalties upon dissenters inevitably result.” [Revelation 13:14-18]
Fact #5: SDAs teach that forced Sunday worship
will unite Roman Catholics and Protestants as Babylon and her daughters.
GC448-449: “The enforcement
of Sunday keeping on the part of the Protestant churches is an enforcement of the worship of the papacy the beast. ... hence
the enforcement of Sunday keeping in the United States would be an enforcement of the worship of the beast and his image.”[Rev
13:14-15; 14:1-12; 17 all]
Fact #6: SDAs teach they will eventually enlighten every person on earth about the obligation to worship on Saturday.
Afterwards Sunday worshippers will receive the mark of the beast. "Which day of the week to worship?" is a salvation
“But when Sunday observance shall be enforced by law, and the world shall be enlightened concerning the obligation of
the true Sabbath, then whoever shall transgress the command of God to obey a precept which has no higher authority than that
of Rome, will thereby honor popery above God. He is paying homage to Rome and to the power which embraces the institution ordained by Rome. He is worshiping the beast and his image.
As men then reject the institution which God has declared to be the sign of His authority, and honor in its stead that which
Rome has chosen as the token of her supremacy, they will thereby accept the sign of allegiance to Rome – ‘the
mark of the beast.’ And it is not until this issue is thus plainly set before the people and they
are brought to choose between the commandments of God and the commandments of men, that those who continue in transgression
will receive “the mark of the beast.” [Rev 13:14-18]
Fact #7: SDAs teach that U. S. Protestants will gain government support for enforced Sunday worship. This action
will result in the U. S. A. being ruled by apostate antichrist Roman Catholicism.
GC573: “In the movements
now in progress in the United States
to secure for the institutions and usages of the church the support of the state, Protestants are following in the steps of
papists. Nay, more they are opening the door for the papacy to regain in Protestant America the supremacy which she has lost in the Old World. And that which gives greater significance to this movement
is the fact that the principle object contemplated is the enforcement of Sunday observance --- a custom
which originated with Rome, and
which she claims as the sign of her authority.”
Fact #8: SDAs teach that apostate Roman Catholicism and apostate Protestantism will fight SDA Sabbath-keepers and
set a date for them to be killed. [Rev. 13:15]
GC604a: “Fearful is the issue to which the world is to be brought. The powers
of earth, uniting to war against the commandments of God, will decree that "all, both small and great, rich and poor,
free and bond" (Revelation
13:16), shall conform to the customs
of the church by the observance of the false Sabbath. All who refuse compliance will be visited with civil penalties, and
it will finally be declared that they are deserving of death. On the other hand the law of God enjoining the Creator's
rest day demands obedience and threatens wrath against all who transgress its precepts....”
Fact #9: SDAs teach that the last-day tribulation
plagues, starvation and planet upheavals will be blamed on SDA Sabbath-keepers for not worshipping on Sunday.
GC614: “Those who honor
the law of God have been accused of bringing judgments upon the world, and they will be regarded as the cause of the fearful
convulsions of nature and the strife and bloodshed among men that are filling the earth with woe.”
Fact #10: SDAs teach that Sunday worshippers
in the last days will not be saved.
GC604b: “With the issue thus clearly brought before him, whoever shall trample upon God’s law
to obey a human enactment [Sunday] receives the mark of the beast; he accepts the sign of allegiance to the power
he chooses to obey instead of God.”
Fact #11: SDAs teach that Saturday-Sabbath worship is the great test of loyalty and salvation, not the gospel of
GC605: “The Sabbath will be the great test of loyalty, for it is the point of truth especially controverted.
When the final test shall be brought to bear upon men, then the line of distinction will be drawn between those who serve
God and those who serve Him not. While the observance of the false Sabbath [Sunday] in compliance with
the law of the state, contrary to the fourth commandment, will be an avowal of allegiance to a power that is in opposition
to God, the keeping of the true Sabbath, in obedience to God's law, is an evidence of loyalty to the Creator.
While one class, by accepting the sign of submission to earthly powers, receives the mark of the beast, the other,
choosing the token of allegiance to divine authority, receives the seal of God.” [Only SDAs can be saved in the last
Fact #12: SDAs teach that apostate Roman Catholicism and apostate Protestantism will issue a death decree for Saturday-Sabbath
GC615-616: “This argument will appear conclusive; and a DECREE will finally be issued against those
who hallow the Sabbath of the fourth commandment, denouncing them as deserving of the severest punishment and giving the people
liberty, after a certain time, to put them to DEATH. Romanism in the Old World and apostate Protestantism in the New will
pursue a similar course toward those who honor all the divine precepts.” [Rev 13:16-18]
Fact #13: SDAs teach that governments will
not protect Saturday-Sabbath keepers from the death decree. They will flee from the cities and villages and associate toget6her
in companies, dwelling in the most desolate and solitary places.
GC626: “As the decree issued
by the various rulers of Christendom against commandment keepers shall withdraw the protection of government and abandon them
to those who desire their destruction, the people of God will flee from the cities and villages and associate toget6her in
companies, dwelling in the most desolate and solitary places.” [They hide from society.]
FINAL COMMENTS by Russell Earl Kelly, PHD
Yet, after all this, SDAs insist in their pamphlet,
who are the Seventh-day Adventists?, page 6, “So who are [we] really? Are [we] some strange
group with weird ideas? Do [our] leaders make bizarre predictions about the future?”
“Yes” and “Yes” again! SDAs want others to see them as calm normal lovable huggable Christians
whose main difference is that they worship on Saturday instead of Sunday. They do not want to be exposed as an exclusive cult
which alone will be saved because they worship on Saturday.
Again, Ben Carson is an elder and teacher in this exclusive cult. If he does not agree with what SDAs teach openly
in The Great Controversy, then Ben Carson should openly and publicly renounce Seventh-day Adventism and its prophetess,
Ellen G. White.
The Seventh-day Adventist doctrine [the Mark of the Beast to Sunday worshippers supported by the U. S. government]
makes SDAs untrustworthy and UNQUALIFIED as U. S. legislators, soldiers or as persons in responsible government positions.
They are clearly anti-U. S. A.
Russell Earl Kelly, PHD, firstname.lastname@example.org
Former SDA pastor in Georgia, North Dakota and South Carolina
Author of Exposing Seventh-day Adventism