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Hello Sal,

This is not a question as such but I'm hoping you can offer some advice . I have been blessed by your biblically based responses to questions concerning SDA doctrine. I have been in this faith for over 30 years but after reading your articles I have realized admittedly that I am now questioning my beliefs. I see great sense in your responses but it's been three years and I have not been able to move to another congregation. I tried attending church on Sunday but I feel grossly uncomfortable even though I no longer trust the SDA position. I'm afraid that I may displease God by choosing another denomination. I'm confused about why the church would lie to it's people about Sabbath keeping and the role of Ellen White. It's a very hard pill to swallow and I've found myself in deep bouts of depression because I don't know if moving away is what God would have me do. I've prayed, waited even ignored, but that deep feeling that I'm doing something wrong won't go away. I admit that I am seeing the truth on your end but my heart and what I'm now learning is at loggerheads. What must I do?

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Dear Sister Maria:

Congratulations on realizing that the truth does not reside in SDAism. This is not an easy thing to do for one who was inside the Church for 30 years. It's hard for anyone to accept the truth when it conflicts with their beliefs. I have great admiration for you. You are very courageous to see the truth and follow it where ever it leads. Many have ignored the truth in order to continue in the comfortable make-believe world of SDAism. There is an expert on this site who I highly recommend. She is a former SDA of 50 plus years. Her name is Patricia Allen please write to her for advice. I'm sure she can offer you great first-hand help in your struggles to break free of SDAism. She also has a free ebook, "Out of the House of Bondage" available @ http://www.keepandshare.com/doc/4845556/outofbondageamendfinal-pdf-1-3-meg?da=y.

Also I know of three websites that may be of interest to you.

http://www.formeradventist.com/

http://www.exadventist.com/

http://lifeassuranceministries.org/

I will pray for you. May God bless you in your study. Please let me know if I can be of further help.

Brother Sal

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I am privileged to be able to offer an alternative insight into the complicated world of Seventh-Day Adventists (SDA) theology. I will rely heavily on the Bible, but will also consider history and use logic in exposing deficiencies in SDA teachings. I would ask anyone who is considering becoming a SDA or if you are already in the SDA church, but are searching for the truth, to please allow me to offer a different explanation for the claims of the SDA. Remember : "The truth will set you free" (John 8:32). I can answer your questions pertaining to the beliefs and history of the SDA. I am not able to answer questions concerning spirituality or church discipline.

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I have extensively studied the theology of the Seventh-Day Adventists (SDA) for a number of years. I have many books and tape sets produced by experts in this field of study. I have debated current members of the SDA church. I have a great desire to help these people see the truth.

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M.S. degree in Food, Nutrition, and Dietetics

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