An Apropos Analogy -- Are You Joined to The Church of Satan?
In San Francisco, California there is a Church of Satan (Search Church of Satan on Google). Let's suppose that you joined that church and paid dues to it, but you did not agree with or teach its doctrines, but you received certain benefits by being a member of that church, so you joined it. You joined knowing that the dues you paid to the church would be used to advance its Satanic ideology.
Let's suppose that by being a member of The Church of Satan you could receive cheaper rates for radio and television broadcasting time. So you joined and paid dues in order to be able to broadcast the three angel's messages at a cheaper rate. Also, let's say that it was Caesar's ruling that you could not give the three angel's messages in certain countries of the world unless you belonged to the local Church of Satan in those countries!
Now let's parallel the above scenario with the liaison the professing Seventh-day Adventist Church has with the fallen churches of Babylon. The SDA church claims to have the gift of prophecy in the person of Ellen G. White. In fact, the recent (2005) General Conference in Session, just reaffirmed their belief in Ellen White and admonished the church members to be more efficacious in the study of her materials. So let's follow the advice of the highest SDA leaders in General Conference Session, which the church regards as the Voice of God to the church!
The professing Seventh-day Adventist Church professes to have a commission from God Almighty, to give the three angel's messages to the world. Those messages, which are found in Revelation 14:6 and on, call every person in the world out of worldliness and churches that cannot be distinguished from the world, Early Writings, p. 273.
Ellen White, their prophet, summarizes the SDA mission and commission as follows:
Theocracy -- "God's people have been called out of the world, that they may be separated from the world. It is not safe for them to take sides in politics, whatever preference they may have. They are ever to remember that they are one in Christ. God calls upon them to enter their names as under His THEOCRACY. He cannot approve of those who link up with worldlings [and churches which cannot be distinguished from the world, Early Writings, 273]. We are entirely out of our place when we identify ourselves with party interests....
God has chosen a people who are to proclaim the third angel's message to the world. They are to be a separate and peculiar people in this world of churches who are transgressing His commandments." E.G. White Manuscript Releases Volume 3, 40, 41.
"I saw that since the second angel proclaimed the fall of the churches, they have been growing more and more corrupt. They bear the name of being Christ's followers; yet it is IMPOSSIBLE to distinguish them from the world...Satan has taken FULL POSSESSION of the churches as a body." E.G. White, Early Writings, 273.
I hasten to mention that Ellen White and the professing SDA Church also believe that God has many sincere souls in all professing Christian churches and that all who are indeed sincere, will heed the call to come out of those bodies when and if they hear the call, and/or be judged according to how devout in their belief in Christ they are/were, and according to what they knew if they never hear/heard the call.
And of course the Midnight Cry call of 1844, was a Second angel call to come out of Babylon, Rev. 14:8 and 18:2. In Matthew 25, it says that all those virgins slept (all ten sleep) after a call is given. The call was given in 1844, and thereafter they went back to sleep. There is to be another call. See Christ's Object Lessons, 405-6, to see who awakens the bride and then who the bride awakens.
Now let us examine the relationship the professing Seventh-day Adventist church has with the Associations, Councils, and Confederacies of Babylon, Rome and her fallen daughters. If you do not believe that Rome is fallen and that she has harlot daughters who follow some of her practices, then you should by all means cease to be a protestant and join the Roman Catholic Church.
But in the case of you who believe that Rome is the Beast power and that she has fallen harlot daughters who follow her lead in violation of the commandments of God, then consider the following scenario:
The professing Seventh-day Adventist Church, which claims the gift of prophecy and professes to be the remnant bride of Jesus Christ, and claims to be spiritual Jerusalem, the earthly representatives of the heavenly Jerusalem church defined in Hebrews 12:22, 23, has joined what it taught for over 150 years was fallen Babylon's Associations, Councils and Confederacies, in order to obtain financial assistance by way of discounted radio and television broadcasting time rates. It has joined the Communication Commission of the National Councils of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. It has joined some of the National Councils of Churches in various countries of the world wherein it could not operate "above ground" without MEMBERSHIP in those National Councils. But friend of mine, the SDA Church has done more than join. A Seventh-day Adventist functions as the TREASURER of Satan's National Council of Churches Communication Commission in the U.S.A.! That is what B.B. Beach meant when he said that Adventists are not just observers, but PRO-ACTIVE! Membership alone is strictly forbidden by God in Isaiah 8:9-10, but SDAs go far beyond that to be pro-active MEMBERS. (See our indisputable proof in this document wherein we provide the link to the National Council of Churches Communication Commission).
The chain of command in the World Council of Churches is as follows:
Joining Satan in the Right Arm of the Three Angel's Messages--The Health Work
If we are to study and heed the counsel of Ellen G. White, as the gift of prophecy to the true church, why has the church leadership violated her counsel by uniting with the church of Rome in the health work which Ellen White said was the right arm of the three angel's messages? Please see the following documented proofs that the church has united with Babylon, Satan, in the right arm of its commission to the world:
Scroll down the MEMBERSHIP column the following link to find the Seventh-day Adventist Church
Notice who the Treasurer is at this link:
Below, I provide Jesus' example when a church becomes corrupt by disobeying God and His prophets:
Scripture on Home Churches After Organization Becomes Corrupt
Jer 11:15 What hath my beloved (bride) to do in mine house (church), [seeing] she hath wrought lewdness with many, and the holy flesh (God) is passed from thee? when thou doest evil, then thou rejoicest. (Celebrates--eg. SDA Celebration Churches).
Act 16:32 And they spake unto him the word of the Lord, and to all that were in his house.
Act 16:34 And when he had brought them into his house, he set meat before them, and rejoiced, believing in God with all his house.
Act 16:40 And they went out of the prison, and entered into [the house of] Lydia: and when they had seen the brethren, they comforted them, and departed.
Act 18:7 And he departed thence, and entered into a certain [man's] house, named Justus, [one] that worshipped God, whose house joined hard to the synagogue.
Rom 16:5 Likewise [greet] the church that is in their house. Salute my well beloved Epaenetus, who is the firstfruits of Achaia unto Christ.
1Cr 1:11 For it hath been declared unto me of you, my brethren, by them [which are of the house] of Chloe, that there are contentions among you.
1Cr 16:15 I beseech you, brethren, (ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruits of Achaia, and [that] they have addicted themselves to the ministry of the saints,)
1Cr 16:19 The churches of Asia salute you. Aquila and Priscilla salute you much in the Lord, with the church that is in their house.
Ellen White on Home Churches During the Alpha of Apostasy in the Professing Seventh-day Adventist Church
"There is a little hope in one direction: Take the young men and women, and place them where they will come as little in contact with our churches as possible, that the low grade of piety which is current in this day shall not leaven their ideas of what it means to be a Christian." E.G. White, Manuscript Release #995, p. 5.
When the young men and women were kept away from the Alpha of apostasy in the church, what did they do; where did they meet for worship?
"Brother and sister Haskell have rented a house in one of the best parts of the city, and have gathered round them a family of helpers, who day by day go out giving Bible readings, selling our papers, and doing medical missionary work. During the hour of worship, the workers relate their experiences. Bible studies are regularly conducted in the home, and THE YOUNG MEN AND YOUNG WOMEN connected with the mission receive a practical, thorough training in holding Bible readings and in selling our publications. The Lord has blessed their labors, a number have embraced the truth, and many others are deeply interested." Review and Herald, September 7, 1905, Evangelism, p. 108.
The above scenario is the prescribed mode for the worship service of every Seventh-day Adventist church in Testimonies, vol. 7, pp. 17,18. Notice:
"There are times when it is fitting for our ministers to give on the Sabbath, in our churches, short discourses, full of the life and love of Christ. But the church members are not to expect a sermon every Sabbath....Let the church members, during the week, act their part faithfully, and on the Sabbath relate their experience. The meeting will then be as meat in due season, bringing to all present new life and fresh vigor.. When God's people see the great need of working as Christ worked for the conversion of sinners, the testimonies borne by them in the Sabbath service will be filled with power. With joy they will tell of the precious experience they have gained in working for others." Testimonies, vol. 7, p. 19.
How many SDA churches follow the above counsel as a mode of worship? Not one that I know of.
May all True Reformers heed God's counsel in His Word and that of His prophet Ellen G. White, whose counsel leads to and elaborates on the Word. The gift of prophecy is a gift that was always to accompany the true church.
Why is it that the intra-church independent ministries do not address this serious issue involving strictly forbidden violation of the three angel's messages? Why does not Vance Ferrell address this issue as it relates to corporate responsibility resting upon every member of the professing Seventh-day Adventist Church? Where is Hartland Institute on the issue? Where is the voice of Ron Spear? Where is the clarion call of Ty Gibson and all the others including Steps to Life? Why don't these intra-church independent ministries inform God's people that they are corporately responsible for violating the three angel's messages? The answer is found in Isaiah 56:10-12, which Ellen White reapplies in Testimonies, Vol. 5, 211.
God bless all who are sincere in responding to His Word and Will,
P.S. Dear Reader, if you find these messages of help to your spiritual welfare, would you kindly pray about the prospect of helping this ministry financially. I am disabled and my only very meager support comes from a few faithful folk. I lived in an unfinished house for the past 10 years and I still have siding and roofing to do. Whether you realize it or not, I am giving you eternal life saving truth. How much is it worth to you friend? Some have accused me of making much money, but I will tell you before the Lord that is not true. So few aspire to the real truth, that few contribute to its cause. May God bless those who do not commit the sin of Meroz. The cause of truth is self-policing in that few are willing to support it. Alex Ortega, an SDA minister, told me a number of years ago that he knew exactly what to teach to make a lot of money--the Desmond Ford teachings. That is what the majority of folk want to hear. But I do not do that friend, and truth is never popular. Thank you and may God richly bless those who will give to His cause of pure truth.
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