If you were alive in the mid 1980’s and beyond, you could not resist being impacted by the Ben Carson Story—those “gifted hands,” that were used by divine direction to separate twins; that was as groundbreaking as it was breathtaking, for he then pioneered a new frontier in the world of science and modern medicine. A neurosurgeon of class, Ben Carson commands the attention of the world’s most brilliant minds, because he possesses an uncanny ability to sort through the details of the motor neurons network, which like telecommunication wires traverse the human body in a multitude of ways, interspersed by gaps known as “synapses.” From his study of the “synaptic gap” he can determine a tremendous amount of information about a person’s cranial ability! This is no small feat, and only few people have ventured inside the human brain and make sense of the divine computer stored behind our frontal lobes. So with all his knowledge in Science and medicine, it comes as both a surprise and embarrassment to see this famed neurosurgeon fail in the opinion polls because of his one great lack—how the world outside of America and the Papacy works—international foreign policy.
Why should this very brilliant scholar fail so miserably on such a ubiquitous topic? This is a serious question to contemplate, for it summarily exposes both the strengths and weaknesses of Seventh-day Adventist Theology and eschatology on world conditions in the latter days. Dr. Carson, you see, is a Seventh-day Adventist, and as a good church boy, knows his church doctrines quite well: In a church-based interview, Carson articulates his views on America Will Play A Big Role In Bible Prophecy, “National Sunday Law”, & NWO. I shall share a snippet which is here reproduce verbatim from the now popular YouTube video. Carson said, “I don’t know what role the Lord has for me in all this. I do know—and looking at prophecy—that the United States will play a big role, that there has to be a return first to a religious awakening, and, more than likely, any persecution, particularly of the Sabbath, will come from the right, not from the left.”
So it is clear that from a purely SDA prophetic model, Carson is on point with his understandings of the end times, at least as it relates to the America, the papacy, and Sunday law enforcement against commandment keepers. But this is where it ends for him, for though a brilliant neurosurgeon he is, Ben Carson’s denomination does not see the prophetic existence of the State of Israel, and as such cannot biblically and correctly relate to global conditions occurring around the world in these last days. They simply see “wars and rumors of wars,” and “Jesus can come any day now,” etc., but lack the skill required to understand the international and global changes that are being forced upon the world even now. They are so ignorant of these realities that they have joined ranks with the United Nations to help achieving the dream of a “New World Order” through the Millennium Development Goals (MDG’s), and the Sustainability Development Goals (SDG)—the brainchild of the religion of “Climate Change,” now popularized by the sitting pope (Francis).
Let’s now look at Carson’s political ineptitude and see that my analysis is not only true, but that it exposes the rotten timber in some foundational Adventist doctrines:
Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson acknowledged his slip in national polls Monday morning, pointing to his lack of foreign policy experience.
Carson dropped 8 percentage points since mid-October according to a CNN/ORC poll released last Friday…down from 64 percent five weeks ago, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released last week.
“Well basically people feel that I don’t have foreign policy experience and I understand why that would be the case because they listen to the narrative that only politicians can fix this, but the fact of the matter is, if you look at all the people who are running, how many of them have had foreign policy experience?”…”The answer is no, not, not many. Maybe Hillary.”
The retired neurosurgeon faced a number of foreign policy mistakes in the wake of the Nov. 13 Paris terror attacks, with his own advisers acknowledging that he has trouble grasping foreign affairs.
Some of his most notable foreign policy blunders include claiming the Chinese were militarily involved in Syria, his inability to name potential partners in the coalition against ISIS, and most recently his pronunciation of Hamas, which sounded more “hummus,” the chick pea dip.
“He is not perfect,” Carson adviser Armstrong Williams told Bloomberg News recently. “But he continues to surround himself with people and engage people that can enhance his foreign policy.”
It is remarkable to see how accurate the news reporters have zeroed in on Carson’s weaknesses! Let’s examine them more closely:
What do all these entities have in common? Look at the shocking answer: They all hate Israel! But a theology which ignores Israel, and which does not see the prophetic existence of this small nation, that is the cause of birth pains for the modern “war on terror,” can never truly understand the United States “foreign policy.” And even a neurosurgeon will find this concept profoundly complex, and next to impossible to ferret through! This is Carson’s watershed moment, and the watershed moment for the modern Seventh-day Adventist Denomination. This crisis moment has been hastened on because the Seventh-day Adventist theologians have declared that since the stoning of Stephen by the Jews, God has cast away Israel, and there is no latter-day prophecy calling for a divine work to be done in the land of Abraham’s seed. The below paragraphs are extracts from my soon to be released book—What Every Seventh-day Adventist Should Know About The Shepherd’s Rod.
Let’s take for example the Bible’s teaching about the restoration of the covenant to Abraham in causing his descendants, Israel, to become a righteous nation—the restoration of God’s kingdom on earth in Palestine in the latter days of earth’s history. While this subject is clearly taught in the Bible (see Jer. 30 and 31), the denomination, on the strength of two paragraphs in Early Writings, has denounced this view as unbiblical and labeled those who embrace this so-called unbiblical teaching as “deceived” by Satan. Yet after teaching for a hundred years that Israel would never be restored in the Holy Land, the same leaders would later publish a seventeen-page apologetic to bring clarity and balance to those two paragraphs in their attempt to remove the specter of false prophecy shadowing Ellen White on this question!
Without loss of specificity, let me now bring the Adventist theology into sharp prophetic focus. In a prophetic expose, entitled, “Are the JEWS God’s People? Does He plan to give them Palestine after the War?” and in a public response to this challenge question based on geo-political events of that day coupled with their penchant for end-time prophecies, I now share the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s failed prediction, and failed prophetic interpretation: “Some few of this once-favored people will receive the Jesus whom their forefathers rejected and slew; but, as a people, they have long since ceased to have any significance. For the same reason, Palestine will never become the home of the Jews; there would be no purpose in it.”
So here in plain sight, and with history as our witness, the SDA theologians promoted a false prophesy concerning the outcome of World War Two! They went on record only six years before the ending of the war and boastfully predicted that the Jews would never have a home in Palestine, yet on May 14, 1948, when David Ben-Gurion stood before the world stage and declared Israel an independent state in Palestine, the Adventist’s prophetic prediction evaporated like morning dew. And in spite of this flagrant failure of correctly seeing events that would unfold only nine years ahead of their written testimony, the church leaders were exonerated as credible witnesses to the revelations of Scripture, by church members who are too timid to study the Bible and critically think for themselves. Thus like wolves following a pack leader, the Adventist laity have followed their church leaders, and denounced the Rod as erroneous, in the face of their failed predictions concerning the winners and losers of the last World War.
Adding insult to injury, during the aforementioned War (World War II), you would think that Seventh-day Adventists would have stood on the side of right and human dignity, and help to protect the lives of the innocent Jews who were being slaughtered by the German “Wehrmacht”—Hitler’s Military and Nazi Gestapo army. What were the Adventist leaders really dong to alleviate the troubles hastened by the demon forces of Hitler? I hang my head in shame! They were assisting the Nazi forces against the Jews! Why? they saw no prophetic future for the Jews, and theologically cursed them for the crucifixion of Jesus Christ (Yshuah), and as such saw them undeserving of His unimaginably abundant and yet inexpiable amazing grace. In their own words, let me now share the facts of the case, and the church’s eventual apology:
Noting the sixtieth anniversary of the end of World War II, Seventh-day Adventist church leaders in Germany and Austria have released a declaration saying they “deeply regret” any participation in or support of Nazi activities during the war. The church bodies “honestly confess” a failure “in following our Lord” by not protecting Jews, and others, from that era’s genocide, widely known as the Holocaust. Millions of people perished from war atrocities, including more than 6 million Jews who were exterminated in Nazi persecutions during the 12-year period of 1933 to 1945…
“We deeply regret that the character of National Socialist dictatorship had not been realized in time and distinctly enough, and the ungodly nature of [Nazi] ideology had not clearly been identified,” the statement, as translated from German, reads. The church says it also regrets “that in some of our publications . . . there were found articles glorifying Adolf Hitler and agreeing with the ideology of anti-Semitism in a way that is unbelievable from today’s [perspective].”…
“We had to realize that one wrong statement, one wrong move by a person meant he could end up in a concentration camp,” Pöhler said of that era. “[That was the] reason why we excluded and disfellowshipped Jewish-born Adventists from our midst: If a local church had not done this, [the Nazis] would have closed the church, taken the elder to prison, and it would have meant the whole church would be forbidden.”
What a sad spectacle to behold, that a people who are the international champions of religious liberty failed to respect the religious liberty of the Jews to practice their religion, and summarily turned them over to those who would kill them! Think of the terror group ISIS today, and realize that all persons bearing the vestige of “Christianity or Judaism” are their prime targets, and for fear of persecution, a church, or organization acting in the name of Christ, would sever human compassion and turn them over to Al Bagdadi’s forces to be beheaded! This is what the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s theologians did to the desperate Jews during the war. And even those Jews that were Church members were relieved of their church memberships and fingered to the Nazi forces of terror, who led them off to the various concentration camps for gas chamber executions. Truly our God weeps to see blood dripping from the hands of a people who, on account of their blindness to the prophecies for these times have resorted to bigotry and hatred of the Jews—the doctrines of Constantine et.al.
The Adventist theological blindness is tantamount to the Jew’s theological blindness in an alternating way: Whereas the Adventists have seen light in the crucified One as the “Son of God,” the Jews, in general, have not, and are still looking for their Messiah to come in the so-called “Messianic Age.” And in this they are blind. Adventists do not acknowledge the prophetic relevance of all the Major and Minor prophets which declare that YHWH will cleanse a people and gather them together in the Holy Land in the latter days–our time. The ones he will place there are not the unbelieving Jews of yesterday, but the believing disciples of today, for if ye be Christs’s then are Abraham’s seed and heirs according to the promise. (Gal. 3: 29).
Here’s one of the many promises that Adventist theologians have either ignored or relegated to “conditional prophecies” which will never be fulfilled according to the language of Scripture:
“1 But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the house of the LORD shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people shall flow unto it. 2 And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.” Micah 4: 1, 2.
Ask any Seventh-day Adventist to explain this prophecy, even Dr. Carson, and see the spin they place on it–they do not see that the everlasting gospel will eventually emanate from Jerusalem, in these last days, after YHWH (The God of Abraham) has gathered His 144,000 evangelists and placed them with the Lamb on Zion’s summit (Rev. 14: 1). From there they will be shielded during the Mark of the Beast system, to declare the Loud Cry of the Third Angel, calling God’s people out of Babylon and into the pre-millennial kingdom of glory foreshadowed in Dan. 2: 35, 44.
So you can easily see that Carson’s political failings are not a reflection on him, but a reflection on the weaknesses in the theology of Adventist eschatology. It is at this moment that the denomination should take a fresh look at their teachings on the major and minor prophets and correct them as soon as possible, for their years of misguided theology will not turn their errors into truth, but make more urgent their need to reform and give heed to The Shepherd’s Rod (Micah 6: 9), the only message which has correctly identified the political landscape of our times, along with the major winners and losers in this epic struggle for legitimacy.
Seventh-day Adventists Are given Another Moment To Shine: Will They?
In the wake of the recent political campaigning in America, the itinerant, impetuous and otherwise verbose Donald Trump fired a political shot across the Carson’s Campaign bow, to rattle his political cage, so to speak, which suddenly caused the name Seventh-day Adventist to be discussed both nationally and internationally by those who had not known of the church’s existence. Here is Trump:
I’m Presbyterian. Boy, that’s down the middle of the road folks, in all fairness. I mean, Seventh-day Adventist, I don’t know about. I just don’t know about.”
So the national moment has arrived, and the Adventists have another chance of truly presenting to the world the embodiment of the Three Angel’s Message, but how do they now fair in the wake of this challenge? Will the world be revived and reformed, or will there be a business as usual attitude? I venture the latter for reasons noted below:
- Seventh-day Adventists are called to be commandment keepers and teachers, but we find the church today steeped into Christmas worship and Halloween celebration! This is not a compelling argument from ones who are called to bring attention to all the divinely appointed worship statutes authorized by the Torah (the Book of God’s Law)—Lev. 23, without the sacrifices.
- Adventists denounce the theology of Isiah thru Malachi (excluding parts of Daniel), which clearly teach the restoration of the Davidic Kingdom on earth in these last days—“in the days of these kings” (Dan. 2: 44).
- The Adventists have locked arms with the papacy in a number of important initiatives including:
- The War on Climate Change
- United Nations Goals of bring about a New World Order
- No longer teaching the distinctive message given to the Third Angel—the identifying and denouncing as false, the worship of the institutions of “the beast”—the papacy!
- The Adventists have adopted a worldly, secular worship style, complete with drums, rap and raunchy genre for worship.
- The Adventists are still closed-eyed to the prophetic existence of the State of Israel, and the greater prophetic equilibrium for the Middle East, as predicted by all the prophets of Israel and Judah.
- The church as essentially abandoned its high calling on Health and wellness, in preference for modern medicine and drug induced “cures” for diseases.
- Adventists are now accepting gays in membership and leadership, while prosecuting their campaign for female pastors.
In all these areas, and more, the church has demonstrated that she is not the unique peculiar vessel called to warn the world that “the hour of His judgment is come” (Rev. 14: 7), for they live and teach as though there will not be a judgment directed first to the church (1 Pet. 4: 17), and then to the world, but instead are seeking to be anything and everything in this world—even running to become the head of the most featured nation of prophecy in the persecuting of the faithful who fear YHWH and keep his commandments.
To learn more as to why the Middle East is Burning, and why Ben Carson and the Adventist Organization cannot grapple with world conditions—foreign policy—visits my website: https://sdaprophecies.wordpress.com/
By Garrick Augustus, December 12, 2015
List of References:
 Ben Carson’s Interview at a Seventh-day Adventist Church in Australia, June 2013.
 Ben Carson Acknowledges Dip in Polls, Dec. 7, 2015; http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/ben-carson-acknowledges-dip-polls-people-feel-dont/story?id=35620770
 Ellen G. White, 1851, Early Writings, pp. 75, 76.
 Signs of The Times, November 7, 1939, p. 7, Col. 1, paragraph 3, italics added.
 Garrick Augustus,2015, Unpublished Book, What Every Seventh-day Adventist Should Know…
 Adventist Review, 2005: http://archives.adventistreview.org/article/92/archives/issue-2005-1540/adventist-news