Tuesday, October 20, 2015


Do not support Ben Carson. He teaches that Jesus will kill all Sunday worshippers when He returns..

by Russell Earl Kelly, PHD, October 15, 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 beliefs.


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.

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.


Post: Even 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.


Kelly: Sincere 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.


Carson: "As 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 from abroad.


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.


Carson: “… ensuring that no one's beliefs infringe upon those of others."


Comment: This 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.




Ben Carson and Seventh-day Adventists Call the United States of America a False Prophet of Roman Catholic Antichrist


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 with 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 chapter 25, pages 440-449, chapter 35, page 573, chapter 38, pages 604- 605 and chapter 39, pages 615-626.


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


Seventh-day Adventists are taught to fear and distrust the Roman Catholic Church, all other Protestants and, especially, the United States government itself. See GC626.  


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 doctrine.


GC449: “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 Jesus Christ.


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 days.]


Fact #12: SDAs teach that apostate Roman Catholicism and apostate Protestantism will issue a death decree for Saturday-Sabbath keepers.


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.]


Fact #14: SDAs teach that Jesus will kill all Sunday worshippers and non-Saturday Sabbath-keepers when He returns. This happens, not because they failed to accept Jesus as Lord, but because they have broken God’s law and changed the ordinance – referring to the Sabbath.


GC657 At the coming of Christ the wicked are blotted from the face of the whole earth – consumed … Because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant.” Isa. 24.


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,

316 Aonia Road, Washington, Ga 30673

706-678-6791; 706-401-1276

Former SDA pastor in Georgia, North Dakota and South Carolina

Author of Exposing Seventh-day Adventism




As a church member I honor you as my overseer and pastor. However, I have a right to expect you to teach me good principles of interpretation so that I can learn the truth of God’s Word for myself. As a priest myself, I am wholly responsible for my knowledge of God’s will.

I hope and pray that you agree that we must both interpret every text of Scripture in its context and first ask ourselves “To whom was God speaking?” 
I am presently concerned about the lack of context applied when Malachi 3:8-10 is taught.  It seems that the other chapters have been completely ignored. As a member of your flock, I sincerely and honestly plead with you to join me in a deeper study of Malachi.

1. The book of Malachi is addressed to Old Covenant Israel in chapter one, verse one. It is in the context of the whole law as revealed in Malachi 4:4 and Nehemiah 10:29. If I am wrong, please correct me in detail using God’s Word.

2. The book of Malachi is addressed more narrowly to the dishonest priests in 1:6-14; 2:1-10, 13-17 and 3:1-5 onward.  To me it is clear that the pronoun “you” from 1:6 only refers to the priests and never changes in the book of Malachi. Again, if I am wrong, please correct me in detail using God’s Word.

3. I have reached the conclusion after much study that the definition of the HOLY tithe, as used by Moses, Nehemiah, Malachi 3:10 and Jesus in Matthew 23:23, was always only food from inside God’s HOLY land of Israel. Though money is common, money is never included in any description of the holy tithe. Again, if I am wrong, please correct me in detail using God’s Word.

4. Abraham only tithed once from pagan spoils of war. The Bible does not tell us why Abraham tithed or that he ever tithed again. It tells us that he gave the 90% of that increase to the King of Sodom and kept nothing for himself. Why do gospel preachers not follow Abraham’s example in everything else he did? Again, if I am wrong, please correct me in detail using God’s Word.

5. Jacob’s tithe was a freewill vow from pagan sources; it was conditional upon God blessing him first; it would have been rejected Moses as a HOLY tithe. Moses, Nehemiah, Malachi and Jesus did not refer to Abraham or Jacob’s tithe as examples for Christians to follow. Again, if I am wrong, please correct me in detail using God’s Word.

6.  The Levites who received the first whole tithe were not allowed to own or inherit property in Israel or amass wealth. The servant Levites received the 10% while the priests only received 1% (Num 18:20-28; Neh 10:37-39). Why is that part of tithing not taught today? Again, if I am wrong, please correct me in detail using God’s Word.

7.  As a carpenter, not even Jesus tithed. He was required to teach tithing as a “matter of the law.” The Holy Spirit teaches sacrificial giving (as Christ gave) after Calvary. Christians are guided by sacrificial principles of grace and faith. I sincerely seek answers from God’s Word in context.  I plead with you to discuss tithing with me in a godly manner.

Your brother in Christ,

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Russell Kelly Rebuts Robert Morris on Tithing

Russell Kelly Rebuts Robert Morris on Tithing
October 8, 2015

Robert Morris: Jesus is God's tithe. Because you see you give the tithe first.

Russ Kelly: The tithe was never given first and the tithe was never the same thing as firstfruits in the Bible. They are two separate things. The tithe was the tenth-fruit and the firstfruit was a very small token offering. Deut 26:1-4.

Morris: You give the tithe in faith.

Kelly: This is not biblical; no Bible text is quoted for verification. The tithe was a commandment of the Law for food-producers who lived inside Israel under the Old Covenant. God wanted it whether given by faith or not. It was law for O.T. Hebrews.

Morris: See, God didn't say, "Wait til your sheep has ten lambs and then give me one."

Kelly: That is exactly what God said in Leviticus 27:30-34 when the tithe is reckoned from the total count of all animals at once.  Give the tenth whether it is the best or not. Read the text. Morris is giving an example of first-born and wrongly equates it with the tithe.

Morris: He said, "Give me the first one when you don't have anymore, you just have the promise of more, you only have one."

Kelly: “When you don’t have anymore” is twisting the facts and gibberish. God is NOT telling the giver to give the last one to Him. That is ridiculous. In the matter of the tithe He commanded the last tenth of the herd count. In the matter of first-bon He commanded the first offspring, not the parents.

Morris: It takes faith to give the first.

Kelly: It was commanded by law whether faith existed or not. The parents of the first-born were free to have more offspring.

Morris: See, it's the principle of faith that releases the blessing on our finances.

Kelly: Read Galatians 3:10 and Deuteronomy 27:26. God did not bless O.T. Hebrews after they had tithed unless they had also been obedient to the other 600 commands of the law.

Conclusion: Activate your own New Covenant priesthood. Do not be deceived by what anybody says. Dig into God’s Word and discover the truth for yourself. Otherwise you only have yourself to blame for being deceived.