Monday, December 8, 2008

Tanslating Our Book

We have had numerous suggestions that we have our book translated into other languages. If you feel you are qualified and would like to make an offer, please let us know in the comment section of this post. We are open to any language, but we are very interested in translating it into Spanish and French. Thank you.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

QUESTIONS for Former Adventists

I have asked myself over and over, "why did God open my eyes about Adventism?" My sister who is the sweetest faithful server of Christ is still an Adventist. I tend to over analyze everything and many people just want me to shut up and enjoy being in the truth, but I really desire to know. I also would like to ask other former Adventists the same things I ask myself. If I get enough responses, I might compile them into an article to submit to Proclamation Magazine.

So here are some questions:

1. Do you feel like God chose you and miraculously opened your eyes--like Lot and his family being physically taken out of Sodom and Gomorrah? (You feel you personally had nothing to do with it.... just a miracle of grace.) If you feel this way, is there anything we can do to help other Adventists receive this miracle or should we just let God do things in His own time? After all, being chosen is God's business, not ours.... (or any version of that.)

2. Do you feel God is calling ALL Adventists into a fuller truth and you had some personality characteristics that made you more willing to see truth? Perhaps you are courageous or inquisitive or rebellious or intelligent. What in YOU made God able to get through where He has not been successful in other Adventists? If this is the case, then how do we reach Adventists who may not have these types of personality traits?

3. Do you feel you had and still have a more authentic relationship with Christ than Adventists and that is what led you out?

4. Do you feel that God took you through an experience that helped you see the truth and it had nothing to do with personality? How can you take your personal experience and use it to help others see the truth?

5. Finally, what, if anything, can we do or should we do to help other SDAs see the full truth of the gospel?

Thursday, October 23, 2008


Dear Teresa,

I don't think you realize just how special this book is for so many of us! Your book has a beautiful cover, a catchy and "snagging" title, is sold in a public venue, and is written carefully and thoroughly. This makes it versatile in using with people who wouldn't otherwise pick up. I have a deep burden for reaching out to Adventists. Stepping into freedom in Christ meant the whole world to me, and I know so many who are where I was and are struggling to find/be found by God. My pastor friend who I'm presenting for here, thinks that God has plans to do something big in this area...and thinks God has plans for me. I don't see how that will happen right now...I'm just an over-tired stay-at-home mom...but, I can hand out books...and if that's my mission, that I can handle! :) So, all that to say that having your book feels like a God send specifically to me. It deals with everything like no other book out there. So...always believe that the money and time and commitment you gave of yourself to God...will have a purpose and a meaning! While financially you may not feel like you will be repaid for it in this life (though I have a feeling you will see quite a volume of sales as more and more people get their hands on it) always remember that each person who reads it, and is rescued from Adventism, is a person who is forever indebted to you and the sacrifices for Christ that you've made. You are a giant of faith to me (and others I know) and I thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Blessings In Christ!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Gratitude to God for Book Acheivement


It's Okay NOT to be a Seventh-day Adventist has hit ranking number 3,920. (ON all days---October 22! That's funny.) Keep in mind that it started out at 500,000 of 2+MILLION books Amazon has on its website.

It is also on the Bestselling Protestant Book list

# 6 is Joel Osteen's, Becoming a Better You (ranking no. 1300 for all books.)
# 8 is Beth Moore's, Get Out of That Pit (ranking no. 2154 for all books.)
# 16 is Arthur and Teresa Beem's, It's Okay NOT to be a Seventh-day Adventist (ranking no. 3920 for all books!)

Well, I overwhelmed. The numbers go up and down hourly at Amazon. So I know it will soon be back down, but I have to stop and praise the Lord for how high the numbers hit today. THANK YOU LORD

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Teresa Cope's Story (used by permission)

I was raised in a very traditional SDA household. The Bible was never read during family worship-only Ellen. My mother immersed herself in EGW, especially her early writings. She died because she refused heart surgery from a "Catholic doctor". She thought she could be healed the "natural way".
My elderly Dad thinks he won't make it to heaven because I have left the fold.

I do feel special that Jesus Christ called me out. Because of my strict childhood, I remember reading the Bible to try to refute Ellen White. I remember, as a young teen, reading the Gospel of John and really questioning what we believed.

Never the less, I was afraid to go to any other church because I thought they had the mark of the beast and that terrified me. After college I met my non-adventist husband and we moved away from all family to a different state. I blocked out all things SDA and we practiced no religion. When we had our children, I decided to take them to Sabbath School. This was in Orlando, Fl and the SDA church in that area iis quite liberal. I had no problem with that, and my boys enjoyed it.

After moving back to Michigan to be closer to our families, I started taking the boys to the Battle Creek Tabernacle. It was so much different than the Orlando churches. My oldest son hated it. One week I decided to stay for the church service. The principal of Battle Creek Academy was preaching out of EGW's book "Education". He was trying to drum up business for the Academy and told the congregation that if you have your children in a public school, God will not protect them! I walked out with my children and never returned. Shortly after this experience I begged God to show me the Truth. I soon discovered Mark Martin's website and the rest is history, THANK GOD!!!

It is so nice to communicate with you. It's hard for my friends to understand the whole background. Someday I will write my story, because there's a lot more.
Congratulations on the success of your book. God is leading you and I know he will use you to save more people for His Kingdom.

Love in Christ,
Teresa Cope

Wednesday, August 27, 2008


Since our book has been out on, we decided to scan into this blog several of the newspaper clippings we found at the Library of Congress. We think all Adventists and former Adventists will find them fascinating.

Thursday, August 21, 2008 Sales Rank: #51,593 in Books


For having just published and virtually NO marketing except for word of mouth and on a couple of websites, this is phenomenal. Other books in this same genre are hovering in the 500,000 to over 1 million rank! THANK YOU GOD!!


Friday, August 15, 2008


Hello everyone,

To debut our new book, It's Okay NOT to be a Seventh-day Adventist," we have scanned some of the news clippings from the 19th century (except the last one) we used as part of our research for the book.

Please scroll down the page to see the scans. Please keep in mind they are all copyright protected by the Library of Congress. Also, when you see the dates, keep in mind that the Millerites broke up after the Great Disappointment of October 22, 1844. Some of them formed other groups that continued to set dates and again were disappointed. The Jehovah's Witnesses came from one of those groups.

For more information and more stories of the Millerite Movement please purchase the book at

In Christ,
Teresa Beem

Thursday, August 14, 2008


Hi everyone,
I found this on youtube. I think it is a great example of what Adventists believe about the end-times. Arthur and I were taught that the mark of the beast was going to church on Sunday. No, really, I am not kidding. As we were producing the book and having it edited, so many people simply did not believe I was serious. They thought perhaps I had been raised in a very fringe group of Adventists. Well, here's a typical sermon by an SDA pastor about the Mark of the BEAST!! Honestly, it is my fervent prayer that we pray for Adventists. It's easy to make fun of them, but they are my family and friends.

Note: The video has been removed from Youtube. 

GET TO KNOW AN ADVENTIST TODAY!! Then you can help dispel their cherished myth that one day they will be hunted down, tortured and maybe even killed for being a Sabbatarian (like their prophetess Ellen White prophesies in her book Great Controversy.)

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


Well, not really... but its doing quite well. It MUST be the Olympics are detracting from media attention to the book.

I have been bouncing around in the Amazon sales rank in the 200,000 to 65,000 range. For not doing any advertising except by this blog and word-of-mouth that is pretty good.

Thanks for you people who have purchased it.

I am hoping we will have a little video put together in the next few weeks and even some scanned pictures that will back up what the book has sourced.

God Bless you,
Teresa Beem

Monday, August 11, 2008


Well, after a long wait (I believe about five years) my husband and I have finally gotten our book completed and published. If there is anyone out there who would benefit from knowing about what Seventh-day Adventists believe or their fascinating history, send them here or to to check out our book.

It was written for not only former Adventists who feel they were hurt by Adventist doctrines or even other Adventists, but for those who have Adventist friends, family, neighbors or colleagues and would like to understand them better.

Blessing on you all,
Teresa Beem

Wednesday, June 11, 2008


My husband and my book will soon be published and will be available online through several different venues, the main being It is our prayer that many SDA's who are hurting will find healing through the historical and Biblical facts found in our research.

We are certainly not anti-Adventists. We loved all our SDA friends and family and know that they are saved through their faith in Christ. We consider you our Christian brothers and sisters in Christ. We are concerned by what we saw in some Adventist "ghettos" though and we feel we must try and rescue those who have been hurt by some Adventist doctrines or leaders. Some Adventists, it seems, were not raised with the grace we were taught in Adventism and were taught legalism. As we have traveled around America (and even outside the US) we are hopeful as we see signs of progressive Adventists becoming prominent. Praise God!! But we know there is also a polarization of Adventism also, as we see some areas clinging ever more firmly to doctrine that is clearly not scriptural nor healthy.

We invite your comments and we are here to help.

With love in Christ,
Teresa Beem