Adventists see themselves as part of some cosmic fate that they cannot help in any way. Everything is preordained by God and they are merely awash in the stream of life powerlessly enduring the suffering their beliefs cause. They live in a self-imposed paralysis. When anything bad happens, they don’t confront it, they regress and retreat to a safe position and watch on helplessly. Passivity protects them from the self-sacrifice it takes to reach out to others and deal with problems.
2. Willfully ignorant
Adventists beliefs are willfully ignorant in that they have sources all around them to prove that what they believe is false and they shore themselves up with allies who will emotionally protect their lies. Their passivity keeps them from reaching out and looking, even in an infinitesimal way, from the darkness into the light. Shutting out reality is a stubborn and not totally subconscious act. They feel ignorance is righteousness. Willful ignorance keeps them from the pain of discovering that they are wrong and are living a lie.
3. Living in an ignorance that Harms Others
Adventists cling to their beliefs so desperately they intentionally ignore the pain and suffering that it is causing their families. They emotionally abandon their families to terrible decisions about Sabbath sacrificing and relinquishing their children to immoral SDA elementary and high school academies because that is the way they were raised. They brainwash their children with fear of other Christians and terrorize them with last-day predictions. They in their passivity and deliberate ignorance do not think carefully but put their brains on autopilot or into the hands of others to do their critical thinking because it is just too much trouble. They couch in innocence a life that imposes a harsh reality on their family. They willfully repress the courage it takes to face the suffering of admitting that their dark worldview hurts themselves and those they love.
4. Blaming Others
Adventists live in a world where they cannot be wrong. Their perfectionist worldview enslaves them in a existence where everyone else is to blame for their life. They reject the bravery of self-examination and taking responsibility.
5. Seduced by the sin of omission
Adventists will live and die in a world in which they created because they do not have the strength nor the will nor the desire to change. Their life, in their eyes, is righteous BECAUSE of their weakness, passivity and willful ignorance and when their world crashes around them BECAUSE of their life choices, they are confused. They never realize their foul and dishonorable sins of omission tyrannized themselves and their family.