The communist idea is at its core biblical, but the way the communists wanted to fulfill it was evil
Miloslav Bláha was born on June 1, 1927 in Svitávka in Blansko district into the family of the carpenter Jan Bláha and his wife Žofia. They had five children. The family was believing and professed the Catholic Church, but in the early 1930s the parents converted to the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The witness graduated from a two-year business school and then worked at the Krejcar grain company in Jevíčko, where a promising career awaited him. However, due to his mother’s illness, he returned home and took over her trade with his father - they produced and sold toys and other goods at fairs. In 1946, he was baptized in the Seventh-day Adventist Church, which asked him to study preaching two years later. He graduated from the School of Biblical Studies in Prague in 1950 and then he worked in Hradec Králové. In 1951, during the persecution of the church, he resigned from his position under pressure and went to work in Tesla. In 1952 he joined the military service in the Technical auxiliary battalion in the so-called parish company. There he manually worked in various parts of the republic. As an Adventist, he celebrated Saturday and he was able to change services so that he would not have to work on Saturday. However, when he was taken to Ostrava to work in the mines, there were problems with the observance of Saturday, and he was twice brought before a military court for refusing to work on that day. He was first sentenced to one year in 1953, but he was released after four months due to amnesty. After returning to the working company, however, he immediately found himself in the same situation and received a six-year sentence in the Jáchymov mines. He was released in 1956 after three and a half years, of which he spent the last half year in Mírov. At that time, he had a wife and a six-year-old son at home. He returned with poor health, he was working in the labor professions all the time, and only in 1968 could he return to preaching. In 1969 he was ordained a priest. He was the secretary of the Czech Seventh-day Adventist Association in the years 1970-1983. He still worked as a priest on Saturdays even though he was already retired. He is married and has two sons.