It seems to me that if you wanted to know what a Seventh-day Adventist believed, you would ask several Seventh-say Adventists, not just one. everyone knows that no matter what denomination you are in, there are people, yes even pastor's, who have crooked theology. the problem is when people do not study their Bible and they believe the pastor's word or they decide what they want to believe, and try to find verses in the Bible to support it. People need to read all the verses on a subject in order to reveal truth. A good analogy that helped me understand how to study the Bible was the "fence post method". If you have built a fence before, you know that all the fence posts need to be aligned before you can build the rest of the fence. Suppose you have 50 fence posts, and after pouring the cement and placing all the fence posts in the wet cement, you look down the line of posts and notice one post out of line. Now, are you going to move 49 posts to get them to match the one post? or are you going to put the one fence post in line with the other 49? It is the same principle when studying the Bible. You may find 49 verses in the Bible that describe what happens when you die and they all are in agreement with each other, but then you come across one verse that seems to say something else. a deeper study into the original languages will reveal that a simple change of punctuation (since there was no punctuation in the original Greek or Hebrew manuscript)will change the entire meaning of the text to support the other 49 verses. This logical explanation for contradicting texts, can help us understand and align the fence posts! A verse may not be saying what you thought at first, but with prayer and a little discernment and study, we can come to a conclusion that fits all the other verses on that subject. The problem is when you take one or even just two verses and use them to prove your prefabricated belief. I haven't read all this book, but I read enough to see that the church this man is describing, is not the Seventh-day Adventist Church. He may have been a former SDA pastor, but i have met many a pastor in the Adventist Church that did not teach or preach what the rest of the church believed. His credentials say nothing to me, His false ideas say everything. He may be a great person, but his teachings need to be exposed as erroneous. People need to read their Bible. by the way, I am a SDA pastor's wife. I do not defend my church, God can do that, but we are a Bible believing Church and I defend the Bible on which it stands.