The Bipolar Winter Podcast - Episode Three
Remember My Sabbaths
I am Samuel David Steiner, a former member of the Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) church. As someone who has experienced the wrath of corrupt SDA church leaders firsthand, I want to offer the Bipolar WINTER podcast as an information platform. This podcast is not an attack on SDA church members – the vast majority are unaware of the intentions of leaders at the highest levels of the church. This podcast is part of the Bipolar WINTER project that includes the Bipolar WINTER trilogy – works of historical fiction that tell the story of the hidden hand behind one of the world’s wealthiest and most powerful religious organizations.
This podcast is also a platform to discuss issues affecting the world today, such as the rapidly accelerating destruction of the planet through global warming and manmade weapons of mass destruction. I will occasionally invite guests including theologians, politicians, and scientists to discuss topics such as the possibility that some religious organizations are pursuing end-of-the-world scenarios. While we will talk about ominous global events, we will also look with optimism at discoveries that give us reason to hope, including how scientists are exploring ways to extend life – perhaps double the current life expectancy. We will also talk with religious scholars about the true nature of the soon-to-be-revealed Messiah.
Discussed in Episode 3 (Remember My Sabbaths):
Decalogue means “ten words”
The Ten Commandments are also called the Decalogue
The fourth commandment concerns the Sabbath
- The fourth commandment is accurately translated “Remember My Sabbaths”
- The Sabbath commandment is an SDA church end-of-the-world trigger
Recap of The Days of Noah
Samuel David Steiner reminds everyone — religious or not — to watch The Days of Noah to understand how the Seventh-Day Adventist church portrays every other world religion as evil, delegitimizing them to promote the teachings of the Adventist church. This four-part video series, which is available on Amazon Prime, explores the story of Noah as told in the Hebrew Bible. It also paints all non-Adventist faiths as having satanic origins, a revelation the SDA church believes indicates the coming end of the world. Watching this series, especially part three, will help you have a better understanding of the issues discussed in this podcast.
Worshiping on the Sabbath
Samuel David Steiner is exposing the fact that the SDA church is teaching its young people that one day they will be called upon to make a choice — whether to worship on Sunday or Saturday — the latter being taught by Adventists as the only true Sabbath. Adventists teach that in the near future those who choose to keep God’s Sabbath commandment to worship only on Saturday risk imprisonment and even death at the hands of the U.S. government. Samuel David Steiner explores the issue further in this podcast episode.
The Need to Establish National Sunday Laws
Samuel David Steiner explains to Protestant and Catholic listeners that worshiping on Sunday is not only permissible, but also important and should not be altered. In the oral Torah of the Jewish scriptures, there is a concept that there were six laws given to Adam — laws that were enforced by him as the judge during the first millennium. After the flood, Noah was given the seventh commandment. These seven commandments are meant for non-Jewish people to keep — none of which mention observing the Sabbath. The Sabbath commandment is given to the House of Israel as one of the Ten Commandments, also known as the Decalogue (Decalogue means “ten words”).
The Fourth Commandment - Remember My Sabbaths
The fourth commandment of the Decalogue can be translated as “Remember My Sabbaths,” or “Keep My Sabbaths.” This Sabbath commandment is not meant to be kept by a non-Jewish person in the way that it should be observed by a Jewish person. Christians observe the Sabbath on Sunday as a way to remember the resurrection of Jesus, whom they consider the Messiah. The SDA church teaches that in the future its members will be persecuted by the Catholic and Protestant churches along with the U.S. government for observing a Saturday Sabbath, supporting their eschatological position.
Samuel David Steiner believes that, in the future, as per their beliefs, Muslims should have the rights and protection to worship on Friday, their day of prayer, Jews should be given the right and protection to worship on Saturday, their Sabbath prescribed in the Torah, and those who wish to worship on Sunday, be they Christians, Buddhists, Daoists, Hindus, or others, should be granted Sunday as their rightful and protected day of worship.
Why Trust Samuel David Steiner
For the first 21 years of my life, I was trained by my parents and four retired general conference leaders for my future work in the Seventh-day Adventist church. I was raised in an SDA community; I was delivered by an Adventist doctor, attended Adventist schools, and was surrounded by faithful adherents of the church. I am related to the church’s founder and prophetess, Ellen G. White, through both my mother and my father. I am also related to 27 of the 28 founders of the church.
As a young man, I discovered the SDA church had changed major teachings, eliminated a foundational prophecy, and had begun a 40- to 50-year move away from Ellen G. White and her teachings, in particular, The Investigative Judgement. The church was becoming an organization entirely different from the institution in which I had been raised – it no longer promoted Ellen White as the inspired prophetess and founder. Because I believed in Ellen White’s teaching that there is no Trinity, only one God, and because I believed the Sabbath commandment applies only to Jews, I worked to change the misguided direction of the SDA church and return it to its foundational teachings.
When I was met with tremendous hostility, I left the church. A small group of church leaders supported litigation to punish me and make an example of what happens to someone who is groomed for a future in the church but instead defies church teachings and leadership.
My mother’s Jewish mother converted to the Adventist church before World War II. When I left the Adventist church as a young man, I returned to my mother’s Jewish heritage.