The information that follows is only part of the apostasy and spiritualism in the SDA health care system. It is not following the plan that God showed His prophet, Ellen White.
Pamphlet 094 39 (Testimonies and Experiences Connected with the Loma Linda Sanitarium and College of Medical Evangelists)
Forty years ago the Lord began to give us instruction in regard to the establishment of sanitariums as one of His chosen ways for proclaiming the third angel's message.... Our sanitariums are to be schools in which people of all classes shall be taught the way of salvation. In them the sick are to be taught to overcome the appetite for tea, coffee, flesh-meat, tobacco and intoxicating liquor of all kinds. In every one of our medical institutions the sick and suffering are to be pointed to the Saviour as their only hope....
While SDA hospitals teach against smoking and alcoholic drinks, many now allow tea, coffee, and meat. Proclaiming the third angel’s message is practically unheard of. Would that have something to do with the ecumenical movement and ignoring God’s instructions? The focus is now on making money and being successful. Medical evangelists and natural remedies hardly exist today except in self-supporting work.
The Medical Evangelist, January 1, 1910
Let the students be given a practical education. And the less dependent you are upon worldly methods of education, the better it will be for the students. Special instructions should be given in the art of treating the sick without the use of poisonous drugs, and in harmony with the light God has given. Students should come forth from the school without having sacrificed the principles of health reform.
The Ministry of Healing, p. 127
Pure air, sunlight, abstemiousness, rest, exercise, proper diet, the use of water, trust in divine power--these are the true remedies. Every person should have a knowledge of nature's remedial agencies and how to apply them.
Medical Ministry, pp. 230-231
God has caused to grow out of the ground herbs for the use of man, and if we understand the nature of these roots and herbs, and make a right use of them, there would not be a necessity of running for the doctor so frequently, and people would be in much better health than they are today.
Adventist HealthCare, Maryland
This website included an overview on yoga as follows:
- A definition of yoga that stressed energizing and balancing the whole person, improving overall well-being, and that “most Westerners practice yoga for exercise or to reduce stress.”
- Information on yoga’s history and that it is “considered a complete lifestyle that provides a path to spiritual enlightenment.”
- The “dimensions of yoga” depicted as a tree with eight limbs to represent breathing, postures, restraint, healthy observances, sensory withdrawal, concentration, meditation, and higher consciousness.
- Descriptions of twelve types of yoga.
- Information on how yoga works, including breathing, postures, and meditation (still the mind).
- Precautions were given for the yoga exercises.
- Resources were included, such as the International Association of Yoga Therapists, the Yoga Alliance, and the Yoga Journal.
Not only is it amazing that an SDA health care institution would recommend yoga, but only give precautions for the exercises and not the meditation and higher consciousness.
Washington Adventist Hospital (WAH), Maryland
Beginner tai chi classes are taught at the WAH. It was stated that the Chinese “coed exercise program will help improve balance and coordination, flexibility and range of motion and strength.”
Beginner yoga classes are also taught at this hospital: “Learn Yoga exercises to ease tense muscles, tone the internal organs and improve flexibility of joints and ligaments. Learn to improve your strength, flexibility and de-stress. . . .”
The WAH also includes a “Health & Wellness/Alternative Therapies/Treatment Options” section, with a list of complementary and alternative medicine, most of it being New Age therapies, including hypnotherapy (hypnosis). A disclaimer follows which states: “The information contained in this website, and its associated websites, is provided as a benefit to the local community, and the Internet community in general; it does not constitute medical advice. We try to provide quality information, but we make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to this website and its associated sites. As medical advice must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each patient and healthcare is constantly changing, nothing provided herein should be used as a substitute for the advice of a competent physician. Furthermore, in providing this service, Adventist HealthCare does not condone or support all of the content covered in this site. As an Adventist health care organization, Adventist HealthCare acts in accordance with the ethical and religious directives for Adventist health care services.”
Why do Adventist HealthCare and WAH bother listing New Age therapies if they claim to not support all the methods? It is hypocritical to make it available to the community when not agreeing with it all. WAH already uses New Age methods, such as yoga, so why not approve of all the methods since they come from the same source?
Under “Pastoral Care Services/Suggested Reading/Prayer & Spirituality” is a recommendation for the book Contemplative Prayer by Thomas Merton.
Shady Grove Adventist Hospital (SGAH), Maryland
SGAH also promotes the same as listed above for WAH.
Centura Health, Colorado
http://www.centura.org; http: //www.centurahealthannualreport.org
In typical ecumenical fashion, Centura Health includes approximately four SDA hospitals and six non-SDA hospitals or medical centers. It began in the 1990s and is now Colorado’s largest hospital and healthcare network. The Board of Trustees includes not only SDAs but also two executives of Catholic Health Initiatives and a retiree from Catholic Charities.
Adventist Midwest Health, Illinois
A doctor from Adventist Midwest Health has suggested practicing yoga, meditation, or other relaxation techniques.
Glendale Adventist Medical Center (GAMC), California
Following are some of the practices used at GAMC:
- One of the psychiatric services is somatic therapy, which is closely linked with New Age practices and used by psychotherapists and others for relieving or resolving symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. http://www.glendaleadventist.com/body.cfm?id=66
- Recommends Alcoholics Anonymous as a resource under its Alcohol and Drug Services.
- Psychologists are used.
Loma Linda University Medical Center (LLUMC), California
Below are some of the LLUMC Newsroom Press Releases for the end of 2010.
- LLUMC adds color to the 2011 Donate Life Rose Parade Float.
- “Santa Claus” arrived on a motorcycle for the 18th annual LLUMC Children’s Hospital Toy Run.
- Los Angeles (California) Angels baseball players brought “cheer” to children at LLUMC Children’s Hospital.
- A baseball “legend” was the guest speaker for LLUMC Health Care’s second annual Sports Luncheon and Trivia Extravaganza to raise funds for the disabled.
- Children at LLUMC Children’s Hospital spent time with local “Superheroes.”
This hospital is not what the Lord intended when it started as a sanitarium in 1905.
Sonora Regional Medical Center (SRMC), California
An SRMC press release in April 2008 announced that the hospital would be offering a two-day training entitled “Spiritual Care in the Health Care Setting.” Local guest speakers included an executive pastor at Sierra Bible Church, the pastor of the Old Brethren Church, a nun from St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, and the thanatologist and founder of Dawn’s Light.
A thanatologist is a practitioner who deals with death and grief, particularly its social and psychological aspects. Dawn’s Light includes an “Introductory Emotional Freedom Technique 1 day workshop which provides a solid foundation in EFT theory and hands on application. EFT is a simple process of tapping on the energy meridians with your finger tips as you focus on your block or issue to remove them and return to a healthy state.” There is also Level 2 training. This is Eastern mysticism and occultism.
Florida Hospital, Orlando, Florida
This hospital boasts that it has grown into the “largest network of hospital and urgent care facilities in Central Florida.” What does inspiration have to say on this matter?
Counsels on Health, p. 239
I have been repeatedly shown that it is not wise to erect mammoth institutions. It is not by the largeness of an institution that the greatest work for souls is to be accomplished.
Ibid., p. 242
In the building of our sanitariums we must guard carefully against any unnecessary extravagance in our outlay of means. It is our duty to study simplicity.... The impression that we desire to be left upon the minds of the patients is that of the truths we teach rather than of the grandeur of the buildings.
The following examples reveal the results of disregarding the Lord’s instructions:
- Among the non-SDA resources offered by Florida Hospital to support local clergy has been the Association of Professional Chaplains, Asbury Theological Seminary, Florida Center for Theological Studies, Reformed Theological Seminary, and The Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc.
- Among other things, a Shrek the Third sticker book has been for sale in the hospital gift shop. Shrek is an ogre, which in folklore is a monster or giant that eats humans and is cruel and hideous. The movie includes fairy tale villains that invade and attack, black knights, wicked witches, outlaws, pirates, a tavern and a bar, betrayal, a magic spell, and attempted killing.
- The 7-story Florida Hospital for Children includes a $65 million expansion program, with an increase in the number of beds as well as the Walt Disney Pavilion “growing by leaps and bounds,” with a 15,000-square-foot addition, a new entrance, lobby, and three-level atrium. Activities involved the following:
- Members of the U.S. Military All-Stars baseball team visited the patients.
- A toy delivery became so “wildly popular that it was featured on both the Rosie O’Donnell Show and Oprah.”
- The pavilion allows guests to draw on a cave wall, visit the life-size figures of Disney characters, “generate jungle sounds,” “fish for virtual salmon or play in a magical world of popping bubbles and dancing sea horses. Each night as the sun sets, the lobby will transform into a celestial display, featuring constellations on the ceiling and a musical score created by the young patients. This captivating experience will allow children to use their imaginations to get lost in a world of magic and fantasy, ultimately evoking a healing environment and enhancing the patient experience.” The waiting area is “specially decorated and includes television programs and toys to keep your child and their siblings occupied while they await care.”
Counsels on Health, p. 240
Worldly or theatrical entertainments are not essential for the prosperity of the sanitarium or for the health of the patients. The more they have of this kind of amusements, the less will they be pleased unless something of the kind shall be continually carried on. The mind is in a fever of unrest for something new and exciting, the very thing it ought not to have. And if these amusements are once allowed, they are expected again, and the patients lose their relish for any simple arrangement to occupy the time. But repose, rather than excitement, is what many of the patients need.
The president of Florida Hospital stated, “Together, we are building a children’s hospital that we hope will usher in a new era of healthcare and serve as a model for future hospitals.” God’s faithful can only pray that no other medical institution will model after this kind of hospital. The new era that should be ushered in is SDA medical institutions not doing according to their own likes but following God’s plan in order to hasten Christ’s return.
The April 26, 2010 Orlando Business Journal described Florida Hospital’s plans to move ahead with the “second and third pieces of its 172-acre, mixed-use Health Village in north Orlando.” The first piece was a $47 million, seven-story medical office building. Construction started at the end of 2010 on a $20 million, 3-story research center. Plans for 2011 include a $25 million, 200-unit apartment complex. The Health Village will also include retail, parks and more.
According to a May 2009 article in the Orlando Sentinel Florida newspaper, the president of Adventist Health in Winter Park, Florida earned $3.5 million, according to 2007 IRS filings. It was stated that his compensation was more than what the top administrators received (combined) at Johns Hopkins Health System (Baltimore, Maryland) and the Mayo Clinic (Arizona, Florida, and Minnesota). The president of Florida Hospital made $1.1 million. The local hospital officials state that they pay their executives only what they are worth and that the community gets quality care because of it. Yet there are many who find these figures very excessive, especially for non-profit hospitals that use the SDA name. One Florida physician believes the hospital administrators are making money at the expense of the people, since many go without medical care because they cannot afford it. It is interesting to note that the IRS and the U.S. Congress looked into this matter.
Selected Messages, Book 2, p. 199
The Lord calls for self-denial in His service, and this obligation is binding upon physicians as well as upon ministers. We have before us an aggressive work which requires means, and we must call into service young men to labor as ministers and as physicians, not for the highest wages, but because of the great needs of God's cause. The Lord is not pleased with this spirit of grasping for the highest wages. We need physicians and ministers whose hearts are consecrated to God, and who receive their marching orders from the greatest Medical Missionary that has ever trod this earth. Let them behold His life of self-denial, and then gladly sacrifice, in order that more workers may engage in sowing the gospel seed. If all will work in this spirit, less wages will be required.
Testimonies for the Church, Vol. 1, p. 633
That which had been shown me as a place where the suffering sick among us could be helped was one where sacrifice, hospitality, faith, and piety should be the ruling principles. But when unqualified calls were made for large sums of money, with the statement that stock taken would pay large per cent; when the brethren who occupied positions in the institution seemed more than willing to take larger wages than those were satisfied with who filled other and equally important stations in the great cause of truth and reform; when I learned, with pain, that, in order to make the institution popular with those not of our faith and to secure their patronage, a spirit of compromise was rapidly gaining ground at the Institute, manifested in the use of Mr., Miss, and Mrs., instead of Brother and Sister, and in popular amusements, in which all could engage in a sort of comparatively innocent frolic--when I saw these things, I said: This is not that which was shown me as an institution for the sick which would share the signal blessing of God. This is another thing.
Ibid., Vol. 9, p. 175
Moreover, should we follow the world's methods of medical practice, exacting the large fees that worldly physicians demand for their services, we would work away from Christ's plan for our ministry to the sick.
The Florida Conference of SDA announced an Ecumenical Sunrise Service to be held on March 27, 2005 at Lakeside Park in downtown Celebration. Various local community churches participated including Celebration SDA Church, which meets inside Florida Hospital Celebration Health. The event was advertised with the title “Celebration Congregation Invites Community to Easter Festivities.” There was an “array of free programs and experiences during the Easter holiday.” Friday evening through Sunday evening featured a 24/7 prayer room that was open in the Celebration Health Chapel in which the public was welcome to come. Sabbath morning featured “Sabbath Celebration” in the Celebration Health atrium. Dick Duerksen, the director of Florida Hospital Mission Development at the time, was the presenter. That evening featured a concert with popular gospel music by two recording artists.
It is not surprising that part of this hospital system includes a building named Celebration Health. The activities that Florida Hospital is involved in do not properly represent God’s idea of how to share health and the gospel. It is nothing to celebrate.
Sanitarium Health Food Company, Australia
Owned by the SDA Church, this institution featured the Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon event under its Health & Wellbeing Services. They were “so excited to share the news” that they “smashed the World Record” and are planning “an even better 2011 Kids TRYathlon series.” There are always well known athletes involved with the promotions and handing out of medals to the winners. The conference-wide SDA churches feature bulletin announcements about the event.
St. Helena Hospital (SHH), California
Fund-raising events at this hospital for 2011 include a tennis tournament, a golf tournament, and a gala. In October 2010 the 16th Annual SHH Foundation gala was held at a winery to honor a financial contributor.
Movies, coffee, jewelry and New Age items are also available at this hospital.
In August 2010, the Pacific Union Recorder wrote about the new Martin-O’Neil Cancer Center at SHH. Hope is “embodied in the 13-foot high sculpture that adorns the lobby.” JoAline Olson, vice president of Innovations at Adventist Health says, “The Hope Tree is the first thing you see upon entering the facility. We want everyone who comes through the door to feel peace, relief, to know that they’ve found a place that will help them through this ordeal.” The trunk of the tree has an “opening that holds messages from patients, family members and caregivers.” “Engraved on the tree are 48 symbols of hope from around the world, representing different cultures and faiths. . . .” These are messages of hope, of encouragement, of love.” A crucifix was also placed inside the Hope Tree.
Below are a few of the symbols and partial descriptions from a brochure made available at an open house held in November 2009.
- Spiral (also on each leaf): An ancient symbol that “may have represented the ‘life-death-rebirth’ cycle to our ancestors. Like the spiral, we look up and outward, hoping there is more to our existence than we know.”
- Phoenix: “The phoenix rising from the ashes is a classic Greek symbol of rebirth. It reminds us that, in embracing life, we can overcome death.”
- Lotus: “The symbol of enlightenment in many cultures. . . .”
In the occult world, the spiral symbolizes the Kundalini force (a type of yoga) and “rising in consciousness.” The Phoenix is a legendary bird in mythology associated with sun worship and a symbol of immortality (an occult alternative to Christian salvation). The lotus is a symbol of the “mystic center,” evolution, bisexuality, etc. The brochure also mentioned the “healing nature” of the tree. This is nothing more than pagan idol worship.
One cancer center ad for the Women’s Cancer Support Group promoted a guest speaker who is a doctor specializing in therapeutics from both East and West. Here are some of the alternative services SHH offers: aromatherapy, music therapy, guided imagery, Reiki, acupressure, foot reflexology, therapeutic touch, and shiatsu. These are all New Age practices.
A planning meeting held at SHH for the cancer center covered the teachings of Starizon, which is an “experience design” consulting firm dedicated to teaching companies how to design “world-class experiences” that creates innovation, loyalty, and profits. In the health care field it is about “putting patients first,” such as: 1) personalizing their stay by providing such things as a resource library and a dining area for patients and their families; 2) providing for the five senses, such as food, beverage, music, entertainment, color, and memorabilia; 3) creating a place within the place, such as just for cancer patients; 4) providing classes on how to relax and think positively; 5) providing a walking labyrinth for prayer or meditation and other New Age practices.
Part of Starizon’s teachings includes creativity and authenticity. It believes that “change in any organization is difficult and catalysts are designed to encourage everyone to embrace these changes more rapidly.” According to Leland Kaiser (see next section below), “Starizon is a one-of-a-kind place where experience reigns supreme and you can explore the outer limits of possibility for your healthcare organization. I highly recommend that your organization consider it as a place for an organizational retreat, an extraordinary team development experience, or an intense session of strategic planning, innovation or futuring. A number of large corporations have already discovered the magic at Starizon. If you act soon, you can join them in an experience of a lifetime.”
The cancer center stresses “abundant health, hope, and healing” as the “employee experience” for itself and the rest of the hospital. However, John 10:10 says, “I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” True abundance comes from God, not New Age beliefs.
If SHH continues in the direction it is headed, its employees may never join in the true experience of a lifetime when Jesus comes to take His faithful home. Because this hospital is so close to Elmshaven, it is appropriate to quote from the messenger of the Lord who would never have approved of what is transpiring today.
Testimonies for the Church, Vol. 4, pp. 586-587
Let religious principles be made prominent and kept so; let pride and popularity be discarded; let simplicity and plainness, kindness and faithfulness, be seen everywhere; then the sanitarium will be just what God intended it should be; then the Lord will favor it.
Unless SHH or any of the SDA hospitals that are involved in the above-mentioned practices and more are not humbled and taken back to where they should be, the Lord’s favor cannot rest upon them.
It is also sad to note that in July 2008, the Elmshaven SDA Church in St. Helena, California, displayed a large cloth prayer labyrinth on the floor of their youth room/fellowship hall.
As described earlier in this chapter, Kaiser is the founder and president of Kaiser Consulting (a health care consulting firm located in Brighton, Colorado); co-founder of the Kaiser Institute and Two Worlds Wisdom School; a motivational speaker “known for his ability to change the way organizations think”; an advocate of self-designing communities and organizations; an intuitive, executive coach, and organizational consultant; an author, educator, and pioneer in the field of electronic teaching technologies; a futurist and “acknowledged authority on the changing American healthcare system”; a mentor to many hospitals and healthcare organizations in the U.S.; and a pioneer in tithing programs for hospitals.
Kaiser has master’s degrees in Medical Care Administration and Clinical Psychology and a doctoral degree in Social Psychology and Higher Education. He is involved in the design of new communities and state-of-the-art hospital architecture and has experience with Disney, Florida Hospital, and Celebration City. His speaking topics include innovation, alternative medicine, management, and spirituality (which he differentiates from religion). His speaker’s fee ranges from $10,000 to $20,000.
In a January 2009 Adventist Review online, under “Money Issue Highlights,” is the title “Success Is out of Control: Futurist Leland Kaiser believes corporate tithing really boosts the bottom line.” So far, one can see a large focus on money.
Kaiser co-authored the book Courage to Be First with Mark Scott, who was an original member of Kaiser’s CEO group called, “Knights of the Healthcare Roundtable.” The book describes how Scott and his colleagues “transformed Mid Columbia Medical Center from a traditional hospital to an innovative center for whole person healing.” They introduced a “holistic approach to meeting people’s needs of body, mind and spirit and welcomed families and friends into the healing process.” The book cover artwork depicts part of a prayer labyrinth.
Below are some dangerous statements made by Kaiser on his websites.
- “Jesus was a Gnostic and a practicing Jew.” “Gnosis or wisdom is found in all religions.” “I am a committed Seventh-day Adventist Christian and a Gnostic.”
Gnosis is actually a belief system mixed with Eastern and Greek philosophy from the 1st to the 6th century A.D. It is a mix of paganism and Christianity. Secret knowledge is stressed rather than faith as a way of salvation.
- “Five senses are not enough to help you very much. That is why fourth dimensional perception is so important. It is the dimension of connectedness and enables you to perceive anything from the inside out. To know anything, you have to know how it is connected to everything else in the quantum field through time and space.” “Intuition is a faculty of consciousness that operates beyond your brain, your nervous system and your third dimensional experiences and memory. Of course, the fifth and sixth dimensions will reveal an even more complete picture of That Which Is.” “If you want to dive into levels of greater depth, you will be involved in the pursuit of Gnosis.” “At a depth level, you can learn the art and science of remote viewing” and learn to become “conscious in the fourth dimension. So, Gnosis is not essential for your salvation. It is for your edification.”
- “We no longer have the opportunity to learn in person from Lao Tzu or Paramahansa Yogananda, but we do have the opportunity each year to be with very special wisdom elders.”
As mentioned earlier, Lao Tzu was a Chinese Taoist philosopher and the father of Taoism. Yogananda was born in India and became a guru on meditation and yoga, introducing it to westerners.
- “The soul of the organization can be felt everywhere in the institution but often is best encountered in sacred areas of the hospital that are most conducive to it, such as the chapel, labyrinth, meditation garden, and walking paths.”
- “All substance is intelligent and you can communicate with it.”
- “Sufficient resources exist to accomplish anything you want to do.”
- “Honor all things.”
- “From an evolutionary unfoldment perspective, everything is perfect now—just as it is. It is where it should be and will get even better as it goes along.”
- “Each thought, feeling, and action impacts the universe, generates karma, and requires a balance factor to be supplied by the initiator. You can volunteer to meet the penalty of another person’s negative karma.”
- “Magic is the ability to change consciousness at will and thereby alter all things.”
- “With sufficient soul maturation, there is no loss of consciousness in sleep, death, or dreams.”
- “With sufficient soul advancement, the universe is obedient to your commands.”
- “All creation evolves toward God.”
- Kaiser has used “SoulCards” many times. He believes they are “navigation aids for exploring your unconscious and superconscious minds.”
- Kaiser promotes “Touch Drawing.” It is not recommend that you go to this website, since it is part of the occult, but the link is provided as evidence:
- Kaiser also promotes “Direct Writing.” He explains: “Get quiet and centered. Write a question in your notebook. . . . Then . . . intend the answer to come. Let the inner voice start by addressing you directly, perhaps by name, then allow words to arise, one by one, without censorship, as a spontaneous flow of commentary. Don't think ahead, don't second-guess what's being said. If a strange word comes into your head, write it down! Whatever word is supposed to follow that one will simply occur next. Don't stop and read back over what you've written. You're taking dictation. When it's ready, the writing will finish by itself.” The dictation Kaiser refers to originates from Satan. Kaiser has also used the word “Thoth” in his signature. It is an Egyptian god of the moon, magic, and writing.
Please do not try any of the above practices. They are dangerous, because they lead to demon possession.
Christ’s Object Lessons, p. 110
Human theories and speculations will never lead to an understanding to God's word. Those who suppose that they understand philosophy think that their explanations are necessary to unlock the treasures of knowledge and to prevent heresies from coming into the church. But it is these explanations that have brought in false theories and heresies.
The following ideas come from statements made by Kaiser in the May/June 1994 Adventist Today:
- SDAs must change their minds and some of their practices; they must change their paradigm, because “the world is changing rapidly around us.” If SDAs do not change their “traditional ideas about health care,” they will not survive.
- “We like to call ourselves ‘the remnant,’ but the remnant is often the last thing you see before the entity disappears. So it is important to begin changing our mind. The challenge is a change of consciousness.”
- “Work cooperatively with the community, reach out and embrace others, acknowledge them as allies” in the SDA health mission and “emphasize our religious similarities with other Christians. A humorous example of the old paradigm is our obsession to keep meat and pepper out of the Adventist hospital cafeteria.”
- “Under the old paradigm we hire and promote Seventh-day Adventists in our hospitals whether or not they are the best qualified people for the job. New paradigm: hire and promote the people best qualified for the job.” “Celebrate the spirituality in all people.” “The mission of our hospitals cannot be accomplished by Seventh-day Adventists, because there are not enough of us.” “Develop trust relationships based upon mutual respect for . . . non-Adventist beliefs and values.” “View Catholic hospitals as important allies” since “they have the most outstanding examples of the healing ministry of Jesus Christ.”
Counsels on Health, p. 239
A mammoth sanitarium requires many workers. And where so many are brought together, it is exceedingly difficult to maintain a high standard of spirituality. In a large institution it often happens that responsible places are filled by workers who are not spiritual-minded, who do not exercise wisdom in dealing with those who, if wisely treated, would be awakened, convicted, and converted.
- “The old paradigm considers all religions other than Seventh-day Adventism as inferior. New paradigm: When it comes to medical care, we should take a bow because we are in the major league here at Loma Linda University.” “Invite people of all spiritual persuasions to work with us in the mission of God.” Kaiser believes that “all those who have a spiritual nature and interest are a brother and a sister” of his “in God's family” and that “we can journey together. Celebrate all spirituality wherever it is.”
- “Because of good council from Ellen White and others, we can offer a service and a perspective not shared by many others in the world.” “New paradigm: know in your heart that Seventh-day Adventist hospitals are about to enter the very best stage of their fulfillment and they will soon become world leaders in health education, disease prevention, and healthful living.”
True SDAs will stick with the “old paradigm,” especially as they see the results of the “new paradigm”: lowered standards, apostasy, New Theology, New Age, occultism, and an SDA medical system that has gone after the world, especially in consulting with a New Age occultist. Unless it renounces these practices, it will enter the very worst stage of its existence.
On August 22, 2000, Adventist News Network announced the “largest convention of its kind” in which about 6,000 SDA educators for elementary and high school met together. Kaiser was among the “internationally renowned speakers” at the convention.
Here are some of the SDA institutions on the Kaiser client list: Adventist HealthCare; Andrews University; Florida Hospital; General Conference of SDAs; Glendale Adventist Medical Center; Loma Linda University and Medical Center; NAD of SDAs; Porter Adventist Hospital; PorterCare Adventist Hospital; Rocky Mountain Adventist Healthcare; Southern Adventist University. Kaiser has infiltrated to the very top of the SDA Church leadership.
The church bulletin for the Brighton SDA Church in Colorado included “A Deeper Look- Fellowship Hall: Dr. Leland Kaiser.” Why has the church not disfellowshipped him because of his open and continued involvement in the occult? Tragically, his son, Kevin, and daughter, Leanne, are following in his footsteps.
Manuscript Releases, Vol. 14, p. 60
No one is to put truth to the torture by cheap imaginings, by putting a forced, mystical construction upon the Word. Thus they are in danger of turning the truth of God into a lie. There are those who need in their hearts the touch of the divine Spirit. Then the message for this time will be their burden. They will not search for human tests, for something new and strange.
This Day With God, p. 247
Many are investigating Spiritualism simply from curiosity. They have no real faith in it, and would start back horrified at the idea of becoming mediums; but they are venturing on forbidden and dangerous ground. When they are fast in the toils of the deceiver, they find they are in the power of him who makes the most abject slaves of his servants, and nothing can deliver them but the power of God. The only safety for us is in trusting implicitly and following faithfully the instruction of the Word of God. The Bible is the only chart that marks out the narrow path which shuns the pitfalls of destruction. . . .
Christ’s Object Lessons, p. 71
Christ has plainly taught that those who persist in open sin must be separated from the church.
Evangelism, pp. 368-369
God is not pleased with the slothful work done in the churches. He expects His stewards to be true and faithful in giving reproof and correction. They are to expel wrong after the rule God has given in His Word, not according to their own ideas and impulses. No harsh means must be used, no unfair, hasty, impulsive work done. The efforts made to cleanse the church from moral uncleanness must be made in God's way. There must be no partiality, no hypocrisy. There must be no favorites, whose sins are regarded as less sinful than those of others. Oh, how much we all need the baptism of the Holy Ghost. Then we shall always work with the mind of Christ, with kindness, compassion, and sympathy, showing love for the sinner while hating sin with a perfect hatred.