"Linda, You Lost the $1000 Bet!"
While on July 17, 2004, 3ABN president Danny Shelton
had no proof that his ex-wife Linda had given him
biblical grounds for divorce the previous month, his opinion had definitely changed by September 6, not 8 weeks
later. He was so certain of this that he tried to collect on his $1,000 bet.
What was so convincing to Danny was that Linda had gone to Norway for medical treatment to Dr. Abrahamsen's clinic,
and to visit Elder and Mrs. Johann Thorvaldsson, the latter of whom was battling bone cancer. And Linda had gone not
once, but twice.
But we do wonder, how was Danny so certain? And if he really had evidence to that effect, why hasn't he
made it public as requested by Linda on February 15,
2007, 4448 days ago?
September 6, 2004: Danny Says, "Pay Up Time!"
-------- Original Message --------
||Monday, September 06, 2004 12:17 AM
Kim Smith just called me. Herb's son just killed himself tonight.
Please pray for them. He was a little older than Melody.
Melody said Lisa fell off a ladder and broke her arm in 3
places. The doctor said it was really bad. It needs some pins
in it but the dr. said the bones were broken too badly.
Alyssa said you wanted to move on Sunday the 19th.
I have a board meeting that day so it won't work to get the
rest of the furniture out of my house. You have lots of books
too that need moving.
I guess if they took everything early in the day on the truck
that's already loaded maybe they could load up the furniture
at my house late in the day.
I'd like you to pay off your $1,000.00 you owe me from our
bet. You know and I know and God knows, you lost that bet. It's
a good thing you don't have to pay me one grand for each time
you failed. I'd be rich by now. I hear viagra can really help
a 61 year old. Of course I'm sure he's denying having to use
According to Johann, it seems you and the Dr. must talk a
lot about s*x. If you are talking about our past s*x life, you
must surely be talking about yours and his now.
By the time you get back you will have spent 5 out of the
last 8 weeks with him. Shameful!
Anyway, I take cash or even a check will do!
Seventh-day Adventist Position on Gambling
Seventh-day Adventists do not believe in gambling. In fact, the
Adventist Church Manual lists as one of the "Reasons for Which Members Shall Be Disciplined":
2. Violation of the law of God, such as worship of idols, murder,
stealing, profanity, gambling, Sabbathbreaking, and willful and habitual
(Church Manual, p. 195)
Church discipline may take one of two forms:
- Vote of Censure: One loses one's church offices and cannot have a voice or vote in the affairs of the church for a stated period of time.
- Disfellowship: One ceases to be a member of the church.