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Dear Patricia:  I have been following the answers you and Sal provide on this forum with interest for quite a while now.  I am the Music Director at a United Methodist Church but I work with an SDA (for about 9 years now) on my secular job.  Until I met this person I was unaware of SDA theology... I just thought SDA's were like any other Christian except they go to church on Saturday.  Wow, was I wrong!  The answers and insights you and Sal have given have really educated me and helped me to deal with this individual over the years. I want to thank you for your diligence in this ministry.  I have been reading with dis-belief the attacks that Tom Norris has sent your way and am amazed at his incomprehension of a simple statement and then a question that involved YOUR opinion.  WOW!  Anyway, I really have no question, just wanted you to know that I am supporting you through my prayers.  Please accept this is as my feeble attempt to encourage you and PLEASE keep up the good work you are doing.  If more people would accept God's grace over legalism, we would see alot more happy Christians in this world and we could make a difference for the Kingdom!

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John,

Thank you so very much for your gracious and kind words of support and encouragement. I sincerely appreciate you taking the time to do so.
I am also grateful that our ministry has been helpful to you.

Please continue to lift us in prayer and don't worry because I am not discouraged by Tom.

Be blessed today and always!

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Patricia Allen

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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 (www.patricia-allen.blogspot.com) 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!

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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.

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