QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
From time to time we receive letters with
questions about the official position of the SDA Church concerning
different issues in nutrition, medical ethics, alternative health
practices, job possibilities in the mission field, etc. For many
of these questions there are no absolute answers but often a
general consensus. Since many of these questions are of general
interest we consider it useful to reproduce some of them here. The
usually recommended pathway to answer questions is to first ask
your local Health Ministries Director, but feel free to mail us
your concerns and we will try to do our best to help you.
Science & Religion - are they
compatible? Today we hear so much about faith
healing, does prayer really help?
I’m a nurse and would like to work in
the mission field
Does the General Conference have
official statements about the use of meat, coffee, or nutrition in
Does the General
Conference have official statements about ethical issues like
abortion, homosexuality, smoking, human gene therapy and
cloning, care for the dying, environment, AIDS, and alike?
What is the NEWSTART®
everybody use it? Is there a copyright associated with it? Can you
give more details?
Ellen G. White said that
vegetarian restaurants and small health centers are very
effective for the promotion of the gospel and should be
established in many places all over the world. How can I
participate in this? Are there any guidelines?
I am a new Health Department leader and wish to learn how to do my
work in the best way. Is there any job description? Are there any
medicine – what does the Seventh-day Adventist Church say
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