The Seven Deadliest Cherished Errors of Professing Seventh-day
Deadliest Cherished Error #5:Identifying and comparing the
professing New Movement SDA church of 1999, with the true SDA church of 1893,
in an effort to prove the church is not part of Babylon now.
Ellen White said that the SDA church in 1893, was keeping the commandments
of God and heeding the Laodicean Message. Current SDA leaders use those
statements to try to prove that the church is doing the same in 1999! That is
pure folly! Satan is the opportunist of all opportunists. In
setting up his New Movement "among" within, the professing SDA Church, he has
employed the marvelous device of using Ellen White's description of the status
of the SDA church in 1893, as testament proof that the church is no part of
Babylon today. This is like Satan saying that because he was once next to
Christ in favor with the Father in heaven, he is still enjoys that same
status! Satan has been using this type of deception on professing Seventh-day
Adventists for decades now, and they are such sleeping foolish virgins most of
them are non the wiser.
The article Ellen White wrote in 1893, described the church as keeping the
commandments of God, and heeding the Laodicean Message. Now how does that mean
that the church would always be keeping the commandments of God and heeding
the Laodicean Message?! The church now teaches that it is impossible to keep
the commandments of God perfectly until glorification. And, if the church had
maintained its heeding of the Laodicean Message, it would have been in the
Kingdom of God ere this, instead of being in an unpardonable state of the
Omega of Apostasy due to its ecumenical confederacy with fallen Babylon, and
trashing of the three angels' messages, if for no other reason, though there
are many more. So, essentially, the SDA church points to its roots of 1893, as
evidence that it could never fall or become any part of Babylon. Is that what
Ellen White taught? Is that what Scripture teaches? It is our mission to
answer those important questions in this segment of exploring the seven
deadliest errors of professing, New Movement, Seventh-day Adventism.
What Ellen White Really Taught About the SDA Church--The Rest of the
Read the following statement by Ellen White, and then contemplate if you
think that the professing SDA church could never fall and its mission and
commission be given to others:
"The Lord Jesus will always have a chosen people to serve
Him. When the Jewish people rejected Christ, the Prince of life, He took
from them the kingdom of God and gave it unto the Gentiles. God will
continue to work on this principle with every branch of His work. When a
churchproves unfaithful to the work of the Lord, whatever their position
may be, however high and sacred their calling, the Lord can no longer work
with them. Others are then chosen to bear important responsibilities.
But, if these in turn do not purify their lives from every wrong action,
if they do not establish pure and holy principles in all their borders, then
the Lord will grievously afflict and humble them and, unless they repent,
will remove them from their place and make them a reproach.
God is not
'worshipped with men's hands, as though he needed any thing' (Acts 17:25)."
E. G. White, The Upward Look, 131.
Can we conclude from the above statement that the professing SDA church
could never fall? Indeed not! And what about "others" constituting an eighth
church? The above statement would not even be an option; Ellen White would be
a false prophet, if "others" chosen of God to fulfill His work would
constitute an eighth church! The truth of the matter involving the seven
churches of Revelation 2 and 3, is that the seven churches represented seven
eras of the church, not seven literal churches. Some of those eras had many
churches, such as the era just before Philadelphia, circa 1844!
you hear the foolish-virgin prattling that any other formation of a church
would be an eighth church which is not to ever be! That is pure nonsense, and
constitutes another marvelous device Satan has used on sleepy Seventh-day
Adventist minds. Adventists consider themselves as very astute students of the
Word, and yet Satan has perpetrated such infantile and foolish sentiments
among them. Yes, friend, these foolish, groundless errors have become
cherished errors of professing Seventh-day Adventists, and they think
themselves too rich, increased with goods, and too know it all to listen to
any explanation of their folly.
It is all so simple! If the Jews, God's
first chosen people fell, what would ever give any people the notion they
could not fall no matter what they did, and that is what most Seventh-day
Adventists believe. They publish a book entitled The Remnant Church,
the very title implying that they cannot possibly fall! In that book SDAs have
carefully selected all the statements by Ellen White that say that there will
always be an SDA church that will keep the commandments of God and heed the
Laodicean Message, and make no mistake about it, this writer fully agrees with
Ellen White, but that does not preclude the fall of what only appears to be
the true SDA Church!
The Remnant Church book gives many statements saying
that the SDA church that KEEPS THE COMMANDMENTS OF GOD will never be Babylon.
All Ellen White was saying was just that and no more! She was saying that
there would always be an SDA people who would adhere to commandment-keeping.
That in no way precludes the fall of a structured, organized church calling
itself Seventh-day Adventists, when it is not and does lie, Revelation 3:9.
God warned us in Revelation 3:9, that associated with Philadelphia, which
Adventism once was, would be a church which called itself "Jew" or Adventist,
but was not and would lie. That church today is New Movement Adventism, which
took over the church in a coup, Trojan horse type takeover. The New Movement
we refer to is spelled out by Ellen White in Selected Messages, vol. 1,
204-205, and defined as the Omega of Apostasy.
It is interesting to note
that The Remnant Church book does not give one particle of the weight of
evidence on the other side of the picture wherein Ellen White clearly stated
that the professing SDA church organization could become a sister to fallen
Babylon! Most professing Adventists are totally unaware of the statement. Here
is that little known, obscure statement:
"We must AS A PEOPLE arouse and cleanse the camp of Israel.
Licentiousness, unlawful intimacy, and unholy practices are coming in among
us in a large degree....We are in danger of becoming a sister to fallen
Babylon, of allowing our churches to become corrupted and filled with every
foul spirit, a cage for every unclean and hateful bird, and will we be
clear unless we make decided movements to cure the existing evil? E. G.
White, Manuscript Release No. 449, pp. 17, 18.
Most professing Adventists are taught and believe the lie that under no
circumstances will the organized church ever become any part of Babylon. That
is not what Ellen White ever intended to say as is made crystal clear in her
statement above. Here is another statement to imply how and why the SDA church
could become a part of fallen Babylon:
"The world must not be introduced into the church and married to
the church. Through union with the world the church will become corrupt,--'a
cage of every unclean and hateful bird." E. G. White, Review and Herald,
02-26-1895, pr. 4.
The world was introduced into the professing SDA church in the early 1930s
when they voted to accept and teach the requirements of worldly accreditation
standards in their educational institutions. There could have been no
better way for Satan to enter and take over the church and marry it to the
world than through its educational facilities! The reapings have been
grim! New Movement Adventism could trace its roots to this fateful decision.
The church changed leaders and knew it not!
"It is now the duty of God's commandment-keeping people to
watch and pray, to search the Scriptures diligently, to hide the word of god
in the heart, lest they sin against Him in idolatrous thoughts and debasing
practices, and thus the church of God become demoralized like the fallen
churches whom prophecy represents as being filled with every unclean and
hateful bird." E. G. White, Review and Herald, May 17, 1887; also
found in Testimonies on Sexual Behavior, Adultery, and Divorce, 188.
"Worldly policy is taking the place of true piety and wisdom that comes
from above, and God will remove His prospering hand from the conference.
Shall the ark of the covenant be removed from this people? Shall idols be
smuggled in? Shall false principles and false precepts be brought into the
sanctuary? Shall antichrist be respected? Shall the true doctrines and
principles given us of God, which have made us what we are, be ignored?....
This is directly where the enemy, through blinded, unconsecrated men, is
leading us." E. G. White, Manuscript 29, 1890.
"How frequently ancient Israel rebelled, and how often they were visited
with judgments, and thousands slain, because they would not heed the
commands of God who had chosen them! The Israel of God in these last days
are in constant danger of mingling with the world and losing all signs of
being the chosen people of God. Read again Titus 2:13-15. We are here bought
down to the last days, when God is purifying unto Himself a peculiar people.
Shall we provoke Him as did ancient Israel? Shall we bring His wrath upon us
by departing from Him and mingling with the world, and following the
abominations of the nations around us?" E. G. White, Testimonies,
Vol. 5, 283.
How Does Laodicea Look Upon These Reproofs?
"The spirit which actuated those priests and rulers is still
manifested by many who make a high profession of piety. They refuse to
examine the testimony of the Scriptures concerning the special truths for
this time. They point to their own numbers, wealth, and popularity, and look
with contempt upon the advocates of truth as few, poor, and unpopular,
having a faith that separates from the world." E. G. White, The Great