Statements Wherein Ellen White Quotes God as Calling the Church a Harlot of Babylon in 1882, 1893, 1898, and Again in 1903

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Dear Reader,

I have been witnessing on an SDA Internet group this past week, and at least six persons on that group who are members of the church have denied that Ellen White and/or her Instructor EVER called the church a harlot. In light of the following evidence, this is incredible, but nevertheless it really happened in real life!

A harlot, is a harlot, is a harlot! Satan does not have various brothels for different factions in his Synagogue. A harlot is a part of Babylon, confusion, error, and corruptness, and at best a combination of truth with error. The ancient prophets called Judah and Israel a harlot. Then Jesus said that they were of the Synagogue of Satan. There is not a separate Synagogue for Jews and professing Seventh-day Adventists. Satan's Kingdom is represented by the city of Babylon. Jerusalem symbolizes God's "chosen" people, who were to come out and be separate, holy and peculiar from the world. Calling the church a harlot is the same thing as saying that is has become part of Babylon. That is not to say that the church could never extricate itself from that position by an ensuing Reformation, which Ellen White always called for when calling the church a harlot.

What I am presenting below is several statements by Ellen White, calling the SDA church, a harlot. By the time Ellen White made the following statement, the church had been Laodicean since 1856, and she also said that if the church became Laodicean it would not be regarded with any more favor by God than the fallen churches.So was the church in October 2, 1893, keeping the commandments and heeding the Laodicean message?

 "Hath a nation changed their gods, which are yet no gods? but my people have changed their glory for that which doth not profit. Be astonished, O ye heavens, at this, and be horribly afraid, be ye very desolate, saith the Lord. For my people have committed two evils: they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water." "For of old time I have broken thy yoke, and burst thy bands; and thou saidst, I will not transgress; when upon every high hill and under every green tree thou wanderest, playing the harlot. Yet I had planted thee a noble vine, wholly a right seed; how then art thou turned into the degenerate plant of a strange vine unto me? For though thou wash thee with niter, and take thee much soap, yet thine iniquity is marked before me, saith the Lord." {E.G. White, Signs of the Times, October 2, 1893 par. 1}

Here is another place she called the church a harlot in 1882, eleven years before 1903:

"No stronger delusion can possess the human mind than that which makes men believe they are on the right foundation, and that God accepts their works, when they are sinning against him. When placed in the furnace fire to be tried by the great Refiner, much that has been esteemed fine gold will be consumed as dross. Can Christ say of his professed followers, These are my peculiar people; I gave myself for them, to redeem them from all iniquity, that they should show forth my praise, who have called them out of darkness into my marvelous light. Would not the Lord say, rather, How is the beautiful city become a harlot, and my Father's house a place of merchandise. Because of your unbelief, I cannot do many mighty works among you." {RH, November 7, 1882 par. 12}

Who is she speaking of? His professed followers, His peculiar people, the beautiful city, His father's house--the church obviously.How could the SDA church of 1882, recover from being a harlot if ALSO IN 1882, Ellen White said that the church leaders would NEVER AGAIN show the house of Jacob its sins? Testimonies, Vol. 5, p. 211.Now look in the flyleaf pages of 5T to find that page 211 was written in 1882.

"How is the faithful city become an harlot! it was full of judgment; righteousness lodged in it; but now murderers. Thy silver is become dross, thy wine mixed with water: thy princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves: every one loveth gifts, and followeth after rewards: they judge not the fatherless, neither doth the cause of the widow come unto them." {Ellen G. White, Fundamentals of Christian Education, 222.1} October, 1893. (See flyleaf pages for date of this page).

Note: This reference to "princes" refers to the leaders.

Isaiah and Jeremiah's Referral to Judah and Israel as Harlots

Let it be kept firm in the mind of the reader that when Isaiah and Jeremiah referred to Judah and Israel as harlots, there has never been any dispute about what they meant. Jesus said they were of their Father the devil, and were of the Synagogue of Satan. Jeremiah said that God divorced Judah and Israel. Scripture forbids remarriage to the same person after divorce. Also, Ellen White said that the ancient prophets wrote more for us than the Jews, and that we were repeating EXACTLY the steps of the Jews in apostasy. She said that there would be an end-time COUNTERPART to the Jews. They were a "chosen" people from whom a remnant were later "gathered out," Desire of Ages, 232, and Ezekiel 5:1-3. So who else could qualify as a COUNTERPART to them, other than professing Seventh-day Adventists?

Why is it that when Isaiah and the other ancient prophets referred to the faithful city having become a harlot, we have no problem deciphering who and what they were referring to? So, when Ellen White's Instructor applied the same statement to SDA's, who and what was He referring to? Why is it that professing SDA's want to deny that Ellen White's Instructor, the Holy Spirit, God, called the church a harlot of Babylon on a number of occasions? And how could they ever reform from that position without first recognizing and admitting to the problem? Is that not the first step in correcting any problem and effecting a reformation?How could the church reform from being a harlot, when in 1882, in Testimonies, Vol. 5, p. 211, Ellen White said that the leaders would NEVER AGAIN show the house of Jacob its sins?(See flyleaf pages for the date p. 211 was writtenó1882!.Ellen White was calling for a reformation.I fully admit that.The church DID NOT have to remain a harlot! But has it so remained? That is a valid question! And we will explore God's answer in Scripture and the Spirit of Prophecy.

Isa 1:21 How is the faithful city become an harlot! it was full of judgment; righteousness lodged in it; but now murderers.

 Isa 23:16 Take an harp, go about the city, thou harlot that hast been forgotten; make sweet melody, sing many songs, that thou mayest be remembered.

Jer 2:20 For of old time I have broken thy yoke, [and] burst thy bands; and thou saidst, I will not transgress; when upon every high hill and under every green tree thou wanderest, playing the harlot.

Jer 3:1 They say, If a man put away his wife, and she go from him, and become another man's, shall he return unto her again? shall not that land be greatly polluted? but thou hast played the harlot with many lovers; yet return again to me, saith the LORD.

Jer 3:6 The LORD said also unto me in the days of Josiah the king, Hast thou seen [that] which backsliding Israel hath done? she is gone up upon every high mountain and under every green tree, and there hath played the harlot.

Jer 3:8 And I saw, when for all the causes whereby backsliding Israel committed adultery I had put her away, and given her a bill of divorce; yet her treacherous sister Judah feared not, but went and played the harlot also.

Eze 16:15 But thou didst trust in thine own beauty, and playedst the harlot because of thy renown, and pouredst out thy fornications on every one that passed by; his it was.

Eze 16:16 And of thy garments thou didst take, and deckedst thy high places with divers colours, and playedst the harlot thereupon: [the like things] shall not come, neither shall it be [so].

Eze 16:28 Thou hast played the whore also with the Assyrians, because thou wast unsatiable; yea, thou hast played the harlot with them, and yet couldest not be satisfied.

Eze 16:31 In that thou buildest thine eminent place in the head of every way, and makest thine high place in every street; and hast not been as an harlot, in that thou scornest hire;

Eze 16:35 Wherefore, O harlot, hear the word of the LORD:

Eze 16:41 And they shall burn thine houses with fire, and execute judgments upon thee in the sight of many women: and I will cause thee to cease from playing the harlot, and thou also shalt give no hire any more.

Eze 23:5 And Aholah played the harlot when she was mine; and she doted on her lovers, on the Assyrians [her] neighbours,

Eze 23:19 Yet she multiplied her whoredoms, in calling to remembrance the days of her youth, wherein she had played the harlot in the land of Egypt.

Eze 23:44 Yet they went in unto her, as they go in unto a woman that playeth the harlot: so went they in unto Aholah and unto Aholibah, the lewd women.

Let's examine the statement closely:

Who can truthfully say: "Our gold is tried in the fire; our garments are unspotted by the world"? I saw our Instructor pointing to the garments of so-called righteousness. Stripping them off, He laid bare the defilement beneath. Then He said to me: "Can you not see how they have pretentiously covered up their defilement and rottenness of character? 'How is the faithful city become an harlot!' My Father's house is made a house of merchandise, a place whence the divine presence and glory have departed! For this cause there is weakness, and strength is lacking." {8T 250.2}

  • Whose garments was the Instructor pointing to?
  • What defilement does He see? Rottenness of Character? It being made a house of merchandise, Right?
  • What is the faithful city? Jerusalem, the church, right?
  • The divine presence and glory have departed. From what?
  • For that cause there is weakness and strength is lacking?
  • Where is the statement saying that the church reformed after 1903?

Do you not see that her Instructor is describing the church at that time, 1903. If not, what is He seeing and describing?

You wrote: Can't you see? The SDA church with all it's light and all the truth will never be the harlot, although many will be included as lost."

Ron responds: Judy, maybe you have not understood that I speak of the SDA church militant, which Ellen White distinguishes from the SDA church Triumphant. Of the SDA church militant she wrote:

"Among the professed followers of Christ, there is the same pride, formalism, vainglory, selfishness, and OPPRESSION, that existed in the Jewish nation." E.G. White, Sketches from the Life of Paul, 251-252.

"God's professed people are selfish and selfcaring....They are idolaters, and are worse, in the sight of God, than the heathen, graven-image worshippers who have had no knowledge of a better way." Testimonies, vol. 2, 441-442.

  • If Ellen White would call SDA's who have had a knowledge of the truth, worse than Babylon, who HAS NOT had that knowledge, how is being worse than Babylon, not being called a harlot?
  • In other words, if Babylon is a harlot, and professing SDAs are worse, even though they have had the privilege of KNOWING the truth, how would they not be a harlot also?
  • If SDA's have the same pride, formalism, vainglory, selfishness and OPPRESSION, that existed in the Jewish nation, and God called them a harlot, how are SDA's better? Please give me a detailed rationalization for your answers.

The Full E.G. White 1903 HARLOT Statement in Full Context -- Then More Questions

A Failure To Honor God

One who sees beneath the surface, who reads the hearts of all men,
says of those who have had great light: "They are not afflicted and astonished because of their moral and spiritual condition." Yea, they have chosen their own ways, and their soul delighteth in their abominations. I also will choose their delusions, and will bring their fears upon them; because when I called, none did answer; when I spake, they did not hear: but they did evil before Mine eyes, and chose that in which I delighted not." "God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie," because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved," "but had pleasure in unrighteousness." Isaiah 66:3, 4; 2 Thessalonians 2:11, 10, 12. {8T 249.2}

The heavenly Teacher inquired: "What stronger delusion can beguile the mind than the pretense that you are building on the right foundation and that God accepts your works, when in reality you are working out many things according to worldly policy and are sinning against Jehovah? Oh, it is a great deception, a fascinating delusion, that takes possession of minds when men who have once known the truth, mistake the form of godliness for the spirit and power thereof; when
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they suppose that they are rich and increased with goods and in need of nothing, while in reality they are in need of everything." {8T 249.3}

God has not changed toward His faithful servants who are keeping their garments spotless. But many are crying, "Peace and safety," while sudden destruction is coming upon them. Unless there is thorough repentance, unless men humble their hearts by confession and receive the truth as it is in Jesus, they will never enter heaven. When purification shall take place in our ranks, we shall no longer rest at ease, boasting of being rich and increased with goods, in need of nothing. {8T 250.1}

Who can truthfully say: "Our gold is tried in the fire; our garments are unspotted by the world"? I saw our Instructor pointing to the garments of so-called righteousness. Stripping them off, He laid bare the defilement beneath. Then He said to me: "Can you not see how they have pretentiously covered up their defilement and rottenness of character? 'How is the faithful city become an harlot!' My Father's house is made a house of merchandise, a place whence the divine presence and glory have departed! For this cause there is weakness, and strength is lacking." {8T 250.2}

A Call For Reformation

Unless the church,
which is now being leavened with her own backsliding, shall repent and be converted, she will eat of the fruit of her own doing, until she shall abhor herself. When she resists the evil and chooses the good, when she seeks God with all humility and reaches her high calling in Christ, standing on the platform of eternal truth and by faith laying hold upon the attainments prepared for her, she will be healed. She will appear in her God-given simplicity and
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purity,
separate from earthly entanglements, showing that the truth has made her free indeed. Then her members will indeed be the chosen of God, His representatives. {8T 250.3}

The time has come for a thorough reformation to take place. When this reformation begins, the spirit of prayer will actuate every believer and will banish from the church the spirit of discord and strife. Those who have not been living in Christian fellowship will draw close to one another. One member working in right lines will lead other members to unite with him in making intercession for the revelation of the Holy Spirit. There will be no confusion, because all will be in harmony with the mind of the Spirit. The barriers separating believer from believer will be broken down, and God's servants will speak the same things. The Lord will co-operate with His servants. All will pray understandingly the prayer that Christ taught His servants: "Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven." Matthew 6:10. (252) {8T 251.1}

More Reasons why God's Presence Departed From the Church in 1903, Drawn from the FULL CONTEXT of the above harlot statement:

  • "One who sees beneath the surface, who reads the hearts of all men, says of those who have had great light: "They are not afflicted and astonished because of their moral and spiritual condition."
  • "Yea, they have chosen their own ways, and their soul delighteth in their abominations."
  • "...when I [God] called, none did answer; when I spake, they did not hear: but they did evil before Mine eyes, and chose that in which I delighted not."
  • "God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie," because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved," "but had pleasure in unrighteousness."
  • "What stronger delusion can beguile the mind than the pretense that you are building on the right foundation and that God accepts your works, when in reality you are working out many things according to worldly policy and are sinning against Jehovah?"
  • men who have once known the truth, mistake the form of godliness for the spirit and power thereof; when
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    they suppose that they are rich and increased with goods and in need of nothing, while in reality they are in need of everything."
  • By the above statement, the church was being reproved for being in the Laodicean state. Is it still in that state 102 years later as of 2005? If it is, and it is, that means that the called for reformation has never occurred.
  • "If the church of God becomes LUKEWARM [LAODICEAN] it does not stand in favor with God any more than do the churches that are represented as having fallen and become the habitation of devils and the hold of every foul spirit and the cage of every unclean and hateful bird. Those who have had opportunities to hear and receive the truth, and who have united with the Seventh-day Adventist church, calling themselves the commandment keeping people of God, and yet possess no more vitality and consecration to God than do the nominal churches, will receive of the plagues of God just as verily as the churches who oppose the law of God." E.G. White, Letter 35, 1898.

That means no more favor than Babylon. This is another way in which the church was called a harlot in 1898, because Babylon is a harlot and there is no consolation in being regarded with no more favor by God than is a harlot.

  • "God has not changed toward His faithful servants who are keeping their garments spotless. But many are crying, "Peace and safety," while sudden destruction is coming upon them. Unless there is thorough repentance, unless men humble their hearts by confession and receive the truth as it is in Jesus, they will never enter heaven."
  • "Unless the church, which is now being leavened with her own backsliding, shall repent and be converted, she will eat of the fruit of her own doing, until she shall abhor herself."

The church is Laodicean, but there are always a faithful few, even as there were some faithful among the apostate Jewish church.

  • The time has come for a thorough reformation to take place. When this reformation begins, the spirit of prayer will actuate every believer and will banish from the church the spirit of discord and strife. Those who have not been living in Christian fellowship will draw close to one another. One member working in right lines will lead other members to unite with him in making intercession for the revelation of the Holy Spirit. There will be no confusion, because all will be in harmony with the mind of the Spirit.

Has that point ever been reached since the above statement in 1903? And how would it ever occur if the watchmen will NEVER AGAIN show the House of Jacob it's sins, 5T, 211?

  • "Who can truthfully say: "Our gold is tried in the fire; our garments are unspotted by the world"? I saw our Instructor pointing to the garments of so-called righteousness. Stripping them off, He laid bare the defilement beneath."
  • "Can you not see how they have pretentiously covered up their defilement and rottenness of character? 'How is the faithful city become an harlot!' My Father's house is made a house of merchandise, a place whence the divine presence and glory have departed! For this cause there is weakness, and strength is lacking."

Premise of Ron Beaulieu

Ellen White's words: "When this reformation begins, the spirit of prayer will actuate every believer and will banish from the church the spirit of discord and strife," must be interpreted to mean "IF this reformation begins," for the following reasons:

Questions:

  • If the Omega Heresy and Apostasy in the church develops and waxes stronger in the church until Jesus comes, how does the great Reformation occur in the SDA church militant to the point that there will be no confusion and all will be in harmony with the mind of the Spirit?
  • "One thing it is certain is soon to be realized, the great apostasy, which is developing and increasing and waxing stronger, and will continue to do so until the Lord shall descend from heaven with a shout. We are to hold fast the first principles of our denominated faith, and go forward from strength to increased faith. Ever we are to keep the faith that has been substantiated by the Holy Spirit of God from the earlier events of our experience until the present time. We need now larger breadth, and deeper, more earnest, unwavering faith in the leadings of the Holy Spirit. If we needed the manifest proof of the Holy Spirit's power to confirm truth in the beginning, after the passing of the time, we need to-day all the evidence in the confirmation of the truth, when souls are departing from the faith and giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils. There must not be any languishing of soul now." (E.G. White, Special Testimonies, Series B, No. 7, p. 57).
  • If the "dumb-dog" watchmen will NEVER AGAIN show the House of Jacob its sins, 5T, 211, how could a reformation from sin accrue?
  • Ezekiel chapters 4, 5, 8, 9, 22:17-31, all apply at the end-time. Ellen White said that Ezekiel 9 will be literally fulfilled. Ezekiel 9 occurs because of all the abominations in Jerusalem, the SDA church. The other fallen churches are Babylon. But Ellen White says that the professing SDA church is worse than Babylon:
  • "Among the professed followers of Christ, there is the same pride, formalism, vainglory, selfishness, and OPPRESSION, that existed in the Jewish nation." E.G. White, Sketches from the Life of Paul, 251-252.

"God's professed people are selfish and self-caring....They are idolaters, and are worse, in the sight of God, than the heathen, graven-image worshippers who have had no knowledge of a better way." Testimonies, vol. 2, 441-442.

  • If Ellen White would call SDA's who have had a knowledge of the truth, worse than Babylon, who HAS NOT had that knowledge, how is being worse than Babylon, not being called a harlot?
  • In other words, if Babylon is a harlot, and professing SDAs are worse, even though they have had the privilege of KNOWING the truth, how would they not be a harlot also?
  • If SDA's have the same pride, formalism, vainglory, selfishness and OPPRESSION, that existed in the Jewish nation, and God called them a harlot, how are SDA's better? Please give me a detailed rationalization for your answers.
  • When were all these statements reversed by Ellen White?
  • When have all these statements been reversed by a genuine REFORMATION in the church since Ellen G. White died in 1915?
  • How could such a reformation accrue if the "dumb-dog watchmen," Testimonies, Vol. 5, 211, will "NEVER AGAIN" show the House of Jacob their sins? How do church leaders effect a Reformation without telling the people their sins and thus convincing them they need a reformation?
  • Is the lack of a Reformation due to the Leaders not showing the people their sins?
  • Is the first step in correcting evil, a stark recognition of evil in the church.
  • Have the leaders caused the evil?

Isa 9:16 For the leaders of this people cause [them] to err; and [they that are] led of them [are] destroyed.

Mat 15:14 Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.

Isa 3:12 [As for] my people, children [are] their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause [thee] to err, and destroy the way of thy paths.

Isa 56:10 His watchmen [are] blind: they are all ignorant, they [are] all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber. His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant, they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber. 11 Yea, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough, and they are shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to their own way, every one for his gain, from his quarter. 12 Come ye, say they, I will fetch wine, and we will fill ourselves with strong drink; and to morrow shall be as this day, and much more abundant.

Begin at My Sanctuary -- "Here we see that the church--the Lord's sanctuary--was the first to feel the stroke of the wrath of God. The ancient men, those to whom God had given great light and who had stood as guardians of the spiritual interests of the people, had betrayed their trust. They had taken the position that we need not look for miracles and the marked manifestation of God's power as in former days. Times have changed. These words strengthen their unbelief, and they say: The Lord will not do good, neither will He do evil. He is too merciful to visit His people in judgment. Thus 'Peace and safety" is the cry from men who will never again lift up their voice like a trumpet to show God's people their transgressions and the house of Jacob their sins. These dumb dogs that would not bark are the ones who feel the just vengeance of an offended God. Men, maidens, and little children all perish together." E. G. White, Testimonies, Vol. 5, 211.

"Study the 9th chapter of Ezekiel. These words will be literally fulfilled yet the time is passing, and the people are asleep. They refuse to humble their souls and to be converted. Not a great while longer will the Lord bear with the people who have such great and important truths revealed to them, but who refuse to bring these truths into their individual experience. The time is short. God is calling will YOU hear? Will YOU receive His message? Will YOU be converted before it is too late? Soon, very soon, every case will be decided for eternity. Letter 106, 1909, pp. 2, 3, 5, 7. (To "The churches in Oakland and Berkeley, September 26, 1909.)" E. G. White Manuscript Releases Volume One, p. 260.

  • Would it be a conflict of interest for the leaders to admit that they have caused the evils?
  • Is all of the above reasons why the SDA Church has remained in the Laodicean state since 1852, when Ellen White first indicted the early Adventists as being Laodicean.

Another Means by Which Ellen White Called the Church a Harlot

Ellen White likened harlotry to the love of worldly things. Then she said that the church had been converted to the world. All you have to be able to do is relate the words: worldly; converted to the world, and to the word harlot in the following statement.

The unfaithfulness of the church to Christ in permitting her confidence and affection to be turned from him, and allowing the love of worldly things to occupy the soul, is likened to the violation of the marriage vow. The sin of Israel in departing from the Lord is presented under this figure; and the wonderful love of God which they thus despised is touchingly portrayed. "I sware unto thee, and entered into a covenant with thee, saith the Lord God, and thou becamest mine." "And thou wast exceeding beautiful, and thou didst prosper into a kingdom. And thy renown went forth among the heathen for thy beauty; for it was perfect through my comeliness, which I had put upon thee. . . . But thou didst trust in thine own beauty, and playedst the harlot because of thy renown." "As a wife treacherously departeth from her husband, so have ye dealt treacherously
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with me, O house of Israel, saith the Lord;" "as a wife that committeth adultery, which taketh strangers instead of her husband." [EZE. 16:8, 13-15, 32; JER. 3:20.] {GC88 381.2}

"The day of God is right upon us, and the world has converted the church. Both are in harmony, and are acting upon a short-sited policy" E.G. White, General Conference Bulletin, 1st Quarter, 1900.

"God's professed people are selfish and self-caring....They are idolaters, and are worse, in the sight of God, than the heathen, graven-image worshipers who have had no knowledge of a better way." Testimonies, vol. 2, 441-442.

"I have been shown that the spirit of the world is fast leavening the church. You are following the same path as did ancient Israel. There is the same falling away from your holy calling as God's peculiar people. You are having fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness. Your [ecumenical] concord with unbelievers have provoked the Lord's displeasure. you know not the things that belong to your peace, and they are fast being hid from your eyes. Your neglect to follow the light will place you in a more unfavorable position than the Jews upon whom Christ pronounced a woe." Testimonies, vol. 5, pp. 75-76.

The "End of the Book" Conclusions on SDA Ventures into Harlotry--in PREFIGURE TYPE AND ANTITYPE

I have read the last chapter RESULTS of the SDA Church's escapades into harlotry and worldliness. The Lord has presented the conclusion of the matter to me in vision. The verity of that vision should be axiomatic to the spiritually discerning reader. Here are the all too empirical conclusions of the issue:

  • Ellen White said that the destruction of Jerusalem in A.D. 70, was a PREFIGURE, GC, 1911 edition, p. 25.
  • She said that PREFIGURE symbolized the destruction of the world at the end-time.
  • She said that it would BEGIN AT HIS SANCTUARY, those who have been privileged with great light. 5T, 211. (The Chapter begins on p. 207, quoting Ezekiel 9).
  • She said that the church would apostatize and instruct its members to keep Sunday sacred.

"The Lord has a controversy with his professed people in these last days. In this controversy men in responsible positions will take a course directly opposite to that pursued by Nehemiah. They will not only ignore and despise the Sabbath themselves, but they will try to keep it from others by burying it beneath the rubbish of custom and tradition. In churches and in large gatherings in the open air, ministers, will urge upon the people the necessity of keeping the first day of the week." E.G. White, Review and Herald, vol. 1, p. 405, col. 3.

  • That means the church will keep going after the National Sunday Law.
  • The PREFIGURE A.D. 70 (Ezekiel 9) destruction of Jerusalem, involved a "chosen people" of God.
  • The antitypical fulfillment of that TYPE must involve a "chosen people" of God.
  • Who claims to be the current day modern spiritual Jerusalem, and a "chosen remnant" of God?
  • A PREFIGURE TYPE is the safest possible guide we can follow as a warning device.
  • You have read a few paragraphs up from here where Ellen White stated that Ezekiel 9 would be literally fulfilled. That Chapter involves spiritual Jerusalem, the SDA church.
  • Ezekiel chapter 5, is another version of Ezekiel 9. In chapter 5 verse 9, God does the worst thing He ever did or will ever do. That updates Ezekiel chapters 5 and 9 to end-time application, because it is then that God destroys the earth (after the millennium) by melting its elements. Matthew 24:21 says the end-time of Jacob's trouble will be the worst time we will ever experience.
  • From A.D. 27, which is when the PREFIGURE of Ezekiel 9 began, Christ "gathered out" of an apostate church all who would be saved. Desire of Ages, 232. They later fled to the mountains of Pella (A.D. 66), 3 1/2 years BEFORE Jerusalem and the Temple were destroyed in A.D. 70.
  • False prophets were hired to tell the people to remain at the apostate church. GC, p. 29. The leaders told the people that "the gates of hell would never prevail against their church." They said they were the Temple of the Lord, God's chosen people. God said those were lying words:

Jer 7:4 Trust ye not in lying words, saying, The temple of the LORD, The temple of the LORD, The temple of the LORD, [are] these.

  • SDA leaders will say the same thing.
  • They will say that the Lord is too loving and merciful to destroy his "chosen people" "remnant" church. Testimonies, Vol. 5, 211. Men, maidens and little children will all perish together for believing their lying leaders.
  • An SDA Conference President said this scenario is "TOO HOT TO HANDLE." And so it is.
  • In the PREFIGURE of A.D. 70, Chapter 1, The Great Controversy, Jesus was gathering folk out of the apostate church for 43 years before it was destroyed. That was all part of the PREFIGURE of what happened to the Jews, and how Christ responded to their apostasy.

In the PREFIGURE of Judah and Israel, God divorced both because of their harlotry, and remarriage is forbidden by Scripture.

Jer 3:8 And I saw, when for all the causes whereby backsliding Israel committed adultery I had put her away, and given her a bill of divorce; yet her treacherous sister Judah feared not, but went and played the harlot also.

  • As remarriage is not permitted in Scripture, God could re-marry Israel and Judah only on an individual level and at that--only those who had not knowingly committed harlotry. I traced the history of the following Jews who separated from apostate Israel, to Jeremiah's day:
  • "The recreant priests added licentiousness to the dark catalogue of their crimes yet they still polluted by their presence the tabernacle of the Lord, and, laden with sin, dared to come into the presence of a holy God. As the men of Israel witnessed the corrupt course of the priests, they thought it safer for their families not to come up to the appointed place of worship. Many went from Shiloh with their peace disturbed, their indignation aroused, until they at last determined to offer their sacrifices themselves, concluding that this would be fully as acceptable to God, as to sanction in any manner the abominations practiced in the Sanctuary." E.G. White, The Signs of the Times, vol. 1, p. 264, col. 3, December 1, 1881.
  • It was the above Jews who separated from the prevailing apostasy in Jeremiah's day, and those at the apostate Synagogue who were not aware of the apostasy, and thus, did not knowingly take part in it, who were later gathered out by Christ and His disciples. Only these two groups could be married by Christ, because they did not willfully, knowingly commit adultery on Him.
  • Israel's corporate probation ended in 34 A.D. at the stoning of Stephen. Only individuals were saved out of that corporate church after that date, and only the individuals cited above. They were the remnant within the remnant, Ezekiel 5:1-3, and Isaiah 37:31, 32, who escaped.
  • Christ "gathered out" of the apostate Jewish church beginning in A.D. 27, with the disciples, Desire of Ages, p. 232, seven years before its probation was over at the stoning of Stephen in A.D. 34.
  • Ellen White said that the Omega Apostasy and Heresy would SURELY DEVELOP, and wax stronger until Jesus Comes.
  • She said that NOTHING would be allowed to stand in the way of a New Movement that would come in and form "AMONG" professing Seventh-day Adventists. 1 SM, 204-5.
  • She said that there will not be ONE THREAD of man's devisement in finishing the gospel work commissioned to the church.
  • God says: Zec 4:6 Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This [is] the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.
  • Ellen White said that God does not NEED any apostate church to finish His work:

"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 church proves 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.

  • God said the very rocks will cry out the gospel if the church is unfaithful to its commission.

A Firmament of Chosen Ones Who Have Never Heard the Name Seventh-day Adventist.--"Among earth's inhabitants, scattered in every land, there are those who have not bowed the knee to Baal. Like the stars of heaven, which appear only at night, these faithful ones will shine forth when darkness covers the earth and gross darkness the people. In heathen Africa, in the Catholic lands of Europe and of South America, in China, in India, in the islands of the sea, and in all the dark corners of the earth, God has in reserve a firmament of chosen ones that will yet shine forth amidst the darkness, revealing clearly to an apostate world the transforming power of obedience to His law. Even now they are appearing in every nation, among every tongue and people and in the hour of deepest apostasy, when Satan's supreme effort is made to cause 'all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond,' to receive, under penalty of death, the sign of allegiance to a false rest day, these faithful ones, 'blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke,' will 'shine as lights in the world.' The darker the night, the more brilliantly will they shine." E.G. White, Evangelism, 706, 707, and Prophets and Kings, pp. 188, 189.

  • Laodicea thinks God needs her NO MATTER WHAT SHE DOES. She thinks God is dependent upon her to finish the work. That is a lie she believes and teaches.

A good reason for leaving the church 43 years before it will be destroyed, as the disciples and their converts in the PREFIGURE, is:

"I saw the nominal church and nominal Adventists, like Judas, would betray us to the Catholics to obtain their influence to come against the truth. The saints then will be an obscure [hidden] people, little known to the Catholics but the churches and nominal Adventists who know of our faith and customs (for they hate us on account of the Sabbath, for they could not refute it) will betray the saints and report them to the Catholics as those who disregard the institutions of the people that is, that they keep the Sabbath and disregard Sunday.

Then the Catholics bid the Protestants to go forward, and issue a decree that all who will not observe the first day of the week, instead of the seventh day, shall be slain. And the Catholics, whose numbers are large, will stand by the Protestants. The Catholics will give their power to the image of the beast. And the Protestants will work as their mother worked before them to destroy the saints. But before their decree bring or bear fruit, the saints will be delivered by the Voice of God. Then I saw that Jesus' work in the sanctuary will soon be finished. And after His work there is finished, He will come to the door of the first apartment, and confess the sins of Israel upon the head of the Scape Goat. Then He will put on the garments of vengeance. Then the plagues will come upon the wicked, and they do not come till Jesus puts on that garment, and takes His place upon the great white cloud. Then while the plagues are falling, the Scape Goat is being led away. He makes a mighty struggle to escape, but he is held fast by the hand that leads him. If he should effect his escape, Israel would lose their lives. I saw that it would take time to lead away the Scape Goat into the land of forgetfulness after the sins were put on his head.

The great white cloud I saw was not the holy place, but entirely separate from the holy and most holy place, entirely separate from the sanctuary.

Then the angel repeated these words, and said, 'This is the time spoken of in Isaiah. He saw that there was not man, and wondered that there was no intercessor. He had no mediator between God and man, and these plagues could be withheld no longer, for Jesus had ceased to plead for Israel, and they were covered with the covering of the Almighty God, and they could live in the sight of a holy God, and those who were not covered, the plagues fell upon them, for they had nothing to shelter or protect them from the wrath of God." E.G. White, Dorchester, Maine, October 23, 1850, Spalding--Magan's Unpublished Mss. Testimonies, pp. 1, 2.

  • Ellen White defined "nominal Adventists as follows:

"Nominal Adventists.--"Those who united in sounding the first and second angels' messages but who rejected the third angel's message with its Sabbath truth, but nonetheless continued to espouse the Advent hope, are referred to by Mrs. White as the 'nominal Adventists.' or those who 'reject the present truth' (p. 69), also 'different parties of professed Advent believers (page 124)...those who 'reject the present truth.." Early Writings, p. 299, Appendix.

  • Do you think the SDA church rejects this truth?!
  • Those who follow the PREFIGURE and remain faithful to the truth, will be saved.
  • Ezekiel 5:1-3, gives this basic scenario in three verses. A "few in number" -- a remnant within a remnant, a "chosen few" within the apostate "chosen church," will escape from the apostate church, and the remaining three-thirds, represented by the piles of his shaved head, will be destroyed. This is all according to type and antitype, as foretold and forewarned by Ezekiel and Ellen G. White. And ever remember that Ezekiel 5:9, updates Ezekiel chapters 5, 9, and 22:17-31 to our time--the end.

In the PREFIGURE TYPE OF A.D. 70, Jewish leaders hired false prophets to tell the people to remain with the apostate church. So it is all over again. Scripture says that the leaders are priests for hire:

Eze 22:27 Her princes in the midst thereof [are] like wolves ravening the prey, to shed blood, [and] to destroy souls, to get dishonest gain.

Princes are not the laity friend. They are the leaders. They are the wolves in sheep's clothing.

Mic 3:11 The heads thereof judge for reward, and the priests thereof teach for hire, and the prophets thereof divine for money: yet will they lean upon the LORD, and say, [Is] not the LORD among us? none evil can come upon us.

Jer 25:34 Howl, ye shepherds, and cry; and wallow yourselves [in the ashes], ye principal of the flock: for the days of your slaughter and of your dispersions are accomplished; and ye shall fall like a pleasant vessel.

Eze 21:12 Cry and howl, son of man: for it shall be upon my people, it [shall be] upon all the princes of Israel: terrors by reason of the sword shall be upon my people: smite therefore upon [thy] thigh.

Jim Ayars of The King's Herald's Quartet fame, always tells me to howl on, like I am the wolf. Yet he is a minister, a leader, and is one of the six folk I have been talking to this past while who say that neither Ellen White nor her Instructor called the church a harlot. Go figure!

This is the message that God gave to me as part of my first vision. If I am not one of the true prophets warning of the doom of apostate Seventh-day Adventists, you had better find one fast, for in the PREFIGURE, true prophets gave the same warning I am giving. What will most SDA's do? They will ask their errant leaders if this warning that the church is a harlot is true, and they will say no. They will call it rubbish. They will say that Ellen White did not really mean that the church, the once "faithful CITY" was a harlot, but just some within her midsts, when the truth of the matter is that Ellen White's Instructor referred to the church, the ONCE faithful city and said that it had become a harlot. Just because there are a few faithful and sincere in the church, does not relieve it from being a harlot. Doesn't Ellen White say that there are many sincere believers in the fallen Babylonian churches? Of course she does! Does that mean they are not harlot daughters of Mother Rome, Babylon? Absolutely not!

And then the Laodicean sleeping virgins will go back to sleep again. This is true pathos. All this is why the SDA church militant will NEVER repent of it's Laodicean state. This is what we are to weep between the porch and the altar over. We are to be sighing and crying for the vexing sins that have contributed to the harlotry of the church.

God bless all,

Ron Beaulieu