New book sheds light on Adventist
By Adam MacInnis Staff writer
(Published November 22‚ 2007)
CLOVER -- For 27 years, Edith Fairman Cooper was a faithful Seventh Day Adventist.
She was religious liberty secretary, taught at Sabbath School and was once Sabbath School Superintendent.
But that was all before 2002, when she took a closer look at what her church believed. Now she's Baptist.
Cooper, a Clover resident who spent 35 years doing research for the U.S. Congress, said she was talking to a friend one day when he said, "You know what they say about Adventists."
She didn't, but determined to find out.
She found several online Web sites that said what Seventh Day Adventists said was wrong. She decided to see for herself whether there was any truth to what was said or if it was just disgruntled Adventists.
"I wanted to step back from that and look at it objectively, like I would a reporter writing for Congress and see what both sides of the issues are saying," she said.
She has reported her findings in a new book, "It's all about Jesus: Observations of a former Seventh Day Adventist."
Her findings aren't what she had hoped for, she said.