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  1. Truth Seeker
    04 May 2013 @ 6:05 pm

    Be ye not unequally yked with unbelievers.

    • Truth Seeker
      04 May 2013 @ 6:07 pm


      yked should be yoked.

  2. Anonymous
    06 May 2013 @ 1:44 am

    I'd rather be yoked with rational and reasonable "unbelievers" than with some kinds of "true believers" (TBs)–particularly those TBs who think there is a key text from the Bible or EGW for every possible question or situation.

    • Ella M
      11 May 2013 @ 10:18 pm

          I would agree with your first statement that apparently those in some high places in the AHS are no different or may be worse than an ethical nonSDA.  We would wish hospitals would evaluate the ethics of everyone before hiring them.   However, I would trust someone who has their ethics rooted in the Bible and EGW than one who does not–they just needn't be throwing quotes at everyone.  Are you saying that these two sources aren't reliable when deciding right and wrong?

  3. Elaine Nelson
    06 May 2013 @ 4:25 am

    I've heard many business people say they would never do business with a fellow Adventist.

  4. cfowler
    08 May 2013 @ 2:45 am

    Truth Seeker,

    Why do you declare them unbelievers?  

  5. Anonymous
    09 May 2013 @ 4:47 pm

    I'm also wondering how TS defines "unbelievers."  What do they unbelieve?

  6. DUANE
    12 May 2013 @ 3:00 am

    This brings another point to ponder now. Is the Adventist Health System on the verse of  going on the way side by being swallow up by the non-Adventist hospital corporations who more financial clout because the ever changing health care environment?

  7. Trevor Hammond [22oct1844]
    12 May 2013 @ 8:16 am

    "Herbert Huguley, a dentist and real estate investor from Dallas, left his $6 million estate to the Seventh-day Adventist Church to build a hospital in memory of his parents."
    The generous donor's wish is being compromised.  He could have given the money to the state or to more thriving health care institutions back then.  By giving it to the Adventist Church shows that he probably wanted an Adventist owned institution and not a co-owned one.

    Seventh-day Adventists should not get themselves embroiled in business partnerships with those not of our own faith let alone secular organisations.  Whilst individuals may do so at their own risk, the Church on the other hand should not; even though it may be perceived as beneficial by some.

    Getting in cahoots with non-Adventist business partners, will inevitably compromise our position as a Church and as a Christian health service provider especially since control of the institution isn’t fully in the hands of the Adventist Church.  Furthermore, it will push Adventist healthcare away from our mission as a church.  This also undermines the donor’s wish for it to have been an Adventist institution.  It may be very likely possible that AHS will eventually sell out to their business partners, or should I say 'masters.'

  8. Truth Seeker
    13 May 2013 @ 4:37 pm

    I agree fully with the comments of 22oct1844.

  9. Anonymous
    13 May 2013 @ 8:13 pm

    I wonder if TS would prefer not to respond to the request for him/her to define "unbelievers."  What do "unbelievers" unbelieve?

  10. Butayl
    15 May 2013 @ 3:18 pm

    Why not "yoke" with others.  Our hospitals employ many more non-adventists than adventists!  I find it sad that we have strayed so far from the council we have been given.

  11. Anonymous
    15 May 2013 @ 7:03 pm

    I wonder if "Butayl" would like to guess why Adventist hospitals are hiring non-Adventists in such high numbers?  Could it be that we are living in the 21st Century and not the 19th Century?  The "council" we have been given is ignored because it reflects conditions that no longer exist..

  12. Mae Feldmann
    16 May 2013 @ 1:45 am

    If AHS is the largest protestant health care provider in America whats the purpose of
    joining with someone who has lesser presence???

  13. DUANE
    17 May 2013 @ 11:49 pm

    It is the strategy of leverage and buying power along with volumn in order to be competitive in the healthcare business for the future.  With the Affordable Healthcare Act going into full force in 2014 hospitals want to survive.  Hospitals have to compete to stay in business. Being benevelance as a religious institution is not being competive and staying afloate as in the old days.

    • Burt
      18 May 2013 @ 8:32 pm

      Hate to break it to you but the Adventist Health Systems dropped the benevolent front close to 20 years ago.