Ben Carson's trumpeting of the claim that he is a Seventh-day Adventist, but proving by his conduct and words that he is a renegade, slanders the FUNDAMENTAL basis of the Advent movement:

The Firm Foundation of Our Faith

Many of our people do not realize how firmly the foundation of our faith has been laid. . .

Elder [Hiram] Edson, and others who were keen, noble, and true, were among those who, after the passing of the time in 1844, searched for the truth as for hidden treasure. I met with them, and we studied and prayed earnestly. Often we remained together until late at night, and sometimes through the entire night, praying for light and studying the Word. Again and again these brethren came together to study the Bible, in order that they might know its meaning, and be prepared to teach it with power.

This makes the Seventh-day Adventist movement one with a unique mission. This deluded man, Ben Carson disagrees:

5 faith facts about Ben Carson: retired neurosurgeon, Seventh-day Adventist

Carson has served as an Adventist local elder and Sabbath school teacher. But he attends other churches. “I spend just as much time in non-Seventh-day Adventist churches because I’m not convinced that the denomination is the most important thing,” he told RNS in 1999. “I think it’s the relationship with God that’s most important.”

Just an elemental knowledge of the Bible and the history of Christianity proves this to be a monumental lie! There is the true God (John 17:3;) and there is the god of this world (2 Cor. 4:4,) and the god of this world has labored with ferocious intensity to corrupt the Christian faith and destroy the Truth of God revealed in the Bible. He has succeeded among the organized churches; but a remnant remains, the seven thousand who have not bowed the knee to Baal. All churches are not equal, and they could never be since the fulfillment of the following prophecies of the Apostle Paul:

Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood. For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them. Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears. (Acts 20:28-31.)

Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? (2 Thess. 2:1- 5.)

During the dark ages of papal supremacy the Church of Rome did its utmost to prevent laymen from reading the Bible. The Reformation began a process of revealing the Truth of God from His Holy Word; and this was still in progress at the end of the 18th century. At this time, by the miraculous working of the Holy Spirit, understanding of a great prophecy of the Book of Daniel began to be opened to the minds of individuals in various parts of the world, completely without contact with each other. It was the beginning of the Time of the End, and of the Great Second Advent Movement out of which the Seventh-day Adventist Church emerged. This work of the Holy Spirit is the precious heritage trivialized by Ben Carson, and now in large measure repudiated by the contemporary corporate body of Seventh-day Adventists.

As a famed neurosurgeon, nationally and internationally, Dr. Carson has been held in high esteem in the Church of which he claims to be a member. He must bear the primary responsibility for his errant ways; but it is quite likely that Seventh-day Adventist pastors have contributed to his spiritual delinquency. He has probably been consorting with contemporary Seventh-day Adventist ministers of the same ilk as the one in California who expressly stated that he had no time for "heavy theology," a sentiment also heard from the lips of another pastor in Oregon, and probably shared by many in the world Church. Higher Criticism has destroyed faith in the Bible as the inspired Word of God. The great tragedy is that Carson's misconception of true Christianity is a reflection of the contemporary Seventh-day Adventist Church. He doesn't have the vaguest notion about the Gospel of Adventism, and neither does a large company of Seventh-day Adventist ministers. Not only is this man not a genuine Seventh-day Adventist in the real meaning of the name; unbelievably, he is an enemy of the US Constitution:

Ben Carson: Separation Of Church And State Is ‘Schizophrenia, A Form Of Craziness’

Carson got a very enthusiastic response from at the Iowa State Fair Sunday. He called for Americans to unify to take on problems facing the country. He also had them whipped into a frenzy when he called on them to preach the good word. CNS News reported on the event quoting Carson:

“We have to stop listening to these people who tell us that we cannot talk about God, we cannot talk about our faith, I wonder, do they realize that our founding document, our Declaration of Independence, talks about certain inalienable rights given to us by our Creator – aka God?”

The Founding Fathers also had a very good rule about separation of Church and State, but that hasn’t stopped churches from interfering with politics on a daily basis. More and more we see the Right go deeper onto the slippery slope of shaping laws to reflect their own private religious beliefs. I am not a person who thinks a religious person can’t hold office, I’m just a firm believer that politicians should take the separation part to heart and keep the religion at home. . .

To back his claim about God and the importance of God, Carson made key references to God in the Pledge of Allegiance, on the walls of U.S. courtrooms, and on coins and banknotes.

“So, if it’s in our founding documents, it’s in our pledge, it’s in our courts and it’s on our money, but we’re not supposed to talk about it, what in the world is that? In medicine we call it schizophrenia, a form of craziness.”

I guess he forgot that “In God We Trust” was added to the money by Eisenhower, not Washington and the “Under God” was added to the Pledge of Allegiance on Flag Day in 1954.

Ben Carson’s theocratic lie: The pernicious myth of America the “Christian nation”

One of the more enduring tropes on the religious right is this notion that America is a Christian nation, or at the very least a nation founded on Judeo-Christian principles. This has become central to conservative mythology in this country. Despite having no basis in fact or history, this trope simply won’t die. One hears it from virtually every Republican politician, and it’s always accepted uncritically by conservative commentators and audiences.

This week, Republican candidate for president Ben Carson repeated this lie on Fox News, and he did it in typical nonchalant fashion, as though it were a truism. Near the end of a rambling interview about traditional marriage and religious liberty, Carson said: “This is a Judeo-Christian nation, in the sense that a lot of our values are based on a Judeo-Christian faith.”

This statement isn’t even remotely true, but it reflects a widespread ignorance about American history. America is populated overwhelmingly by Christians, but this isn’t a Christian nation in any meaningful sense – and it never was. This inconvenient distinction is often lost on conservatives, and it’s why they’re under the impression that the government ought to respect their religious morality over and above all others (i.e., Kim Davis)

Ben Carson displays incredible ignorance for such a highly educated man. He neither understands what true Seventh-day Adventism is all about, nor does he understand the US Constitution. As an enemy of the United States Constitution, he is not really a Seventh-day Adventist, even by the standards of the contemporary Church, since the Denomination still advocates separation of church and state.