Just one quick note (FYI).
Leroy Moore's "positive-negative
pole" jibberish is straight out of Dale Carnagie's "How to win friends and influence
people", and Stephen R. Covey's "The Seven Habits of
Highly Effective People".
The "pole" jibberish is nothing other than "positive
mental attitude" spiritualism teaching found in the "self-help"
section of any bookstore.
One thing is certain, it is Moore and
his comrades who are "causing the weak minded ones who have
itching hears to heap up for themselves teachers", for they are the very ones referred to in 2 Tim.
Re: Luke 24:25
DA 587: "The prophets of god were hated
by apostate Israel because THROUGH THEM THEIR HIDDEN SINS WERE BROUGHT TO
Any Adventist who has been associated
with the Advent Message any length of time realizes that the Elijah
message is SUPPOSED TO BE for the professed people of God within
"the church". We would expect, therefore, that these messages
of reproof would be directed at all of us who claim to be Seventh-day
Most, however, also believe that it is
wrong to include the sins of the Conference Leadership in this
reform and straight talk. But where did we get this idea? Was it not from
the leaders who don't wish to be exposed? In the life of Elijah you
certainly don't see him excluding the apostate leaders of his day!
When John the Baptist came, he did so in the power and spirit of Elijah. This is a basic truth that almost everyone would
readily admit. But who did John the Baptist have trouble with most? Who did
he immediately expose when the opportunity arose in his day? Did Jesus
reprimand him for this work? Who was he speaking to when he said, "O generation of vipers?" It will do well to consider the text:
Matthew 3:7-10: "But when he saw many of
the Pharisees and Sadducees (Conference
Leaders) come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers,
who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Bring forth therefore
fruits meet for repentance: And think not to say within yourselves, We have
Abraham to our father: (the "church or conference is
going through") for I say unto you, that God is able of these
stones to raise up children unto Abraham. And now also the axe is laid unto
the root of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good
fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire."
So here we have it from God's own Word.
This exposure of the apostate Conference Leaders was THE very work of Elijah
the prophet, and we read in the very next lines of Desire of Ages (p.
587-8) why Elijah and all who do the work of Elijah are hated by the
apostate Conference Leaders.
DA 601 "The priests and rulers had
listened in silence to Christ's pointed rebukes. They could not refute His
charges. But they were only the more determined to entrap Him, and with
this object they sent to Him spies,..."
We see this kind of behavior in our present
day. These priests and rulers weren't interested in the truth, they were
interested in entrapping Jesus. You will notice that they could not refute
His charges and that these charges were pointed. For many years the
evidence has been continuing to pile up against the corrupt priesthood of
our day and yet they can not and will not refute
the charges with a "thus saith the Lord" for in the attempt, they would only expose
themselves all the more.