Thank you so much for correcting me! Now I'm soooooo
glad Paul Wilson probably never even read my post! LOL!
I'm Brazilian but I've been in Canada (Toronto) for 22
years now and it was here that I was saved. However, a few
years back, my mother and I had to go back to Brazil
for a short while but ended up staying there for a whole
year. When we started looking for a Church some friends of
ours invited us to theirs (SDA), saying that they believed
the same things we did. As we didn't know anything about
them, except that they were Christians, we accepted the
invitation. We only went a few times and,
coincidentally, on one of those evenings the
Pastor talked briefly about the Rapture. The difference
was that they were post-tribulationists.
But you are right - it's true that they talked about
Ellen White much more than they did about Jesus, and that's
what put us off and kept us from going back...
They were very nice, friendly people (they really
welcomed us with sincere open arms) and, as you
said, they looked very dedicated to their Church and
faithful to their beliefs... What I was told, then, was that
we are saved by the grace of God, but that we are expected,
as followers of Jesus, to model our behavior after His.
Then, about a month ago I was looking for a Christian
program on TV and found this "Amazing Facts" with
Pastor Doug Bachelor. And he was saying exactly the same
thing - and he is SDA!!!!! There is another SDA Pastor,Don
Carpenter, that also preaches the Rapture (http://en.allexperts.com/q/Seventh-Day-Adventists-2318/Rapture-2.htm).
Could it be a different branch of the Church??!!!
Oh, well... serves me right! I can most certainly
defend my beliefs as a born-gain Christian but I should
be more careful when it comes to other faiths... Looks like
I can't believe completely when I'm told their beliefs are
the same as mine...
Thank you SO much for answering my post and
clarifying that. That's the first time I get a reply from
I sure hope we can meet someday and I tuly believe we
Thank you for your kindness...