A Fold on Earth Where no Wolves Will Enter?

“It seems almost impossible that anyone who had a genuine experience in the faith should suggest such erroneous applications of Scripture as applicable to God's commandment-keeping people. Supposing this spurious message is the one everyone must hear for this time, "Come out of her, my people," where shall we go to? Where shall we find the purity, goodness, and holiness where we shall be secure? Where is the fold where no wolves will enter?” {RH, November 8, 1956 par. 18}

 

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Since the following statement is being used to support gross apostasy in the church, the Holy Spirit has impressed me with the need to deal with this statement and to consider the context in which Ellen White stated it.

 

“It seems almost impossible that anyone who had a genuine experience in the faith should suggest such erroneous applications of Scripture as applicable to God's commandment-keeping people. Supposing this spurious message is the one everyone must hear for this time, "Come out of her, my people," where shall we go to? Where shall we find the purity, goodness, and holiness where we shall be secure? Where is the fold where no wolves will enter?” {RH, November 8, 1956 par. 18}

 

There is a very conditional statement in the Ellen White’s quote that should not be forgotten. That key conditional sentence is:

 

“It seems almost impossible that anyone who had a genuine experience in the faith should suggest such erroneous applications of Scripture as applicable to God's commandment-keeping people.

 

In proper context to the entire article from which the quote is extracted, there are more conditional statements that are extremely crucial to a proper interpretation of the statement in question and exactly what Ellen White meant about a fold where no wolves will enter. Here is the link to the full article and I have included the article directly below the link. Further discussion will occur below the article. The article was written to brothers Stanton and Caldwell.

 

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November 8, 1956  Should Adventists

Join Some New Movement?

 

By Ellen G. White

 

                                                     Bank's Terrace

                                                     Wellington, New Zealand

                                                     June 12, 1893

 

 

     Those who have published the Loud Cry tract have not consulted me upon the subject. They have quoted largely from my writings and put their own construction upon them. They claim to have a special message from God to pronounce the Seventh-day Adventist Church Babylon, proclaim her fall, and call the people of God to come out of her, and try to make the Testimonies substantiate their theory. These publications are misleading minds, and increasing the prejudice already existing, and tend to make it more difficult to get access to them to present the message God has given in warnings to the world of altogether a different character from the ideas presented in these pamphlets. {RH, November 8, 1956 par. 1}

 

     I arose at half-past two o'clock; I could not sleep; the burden was upon me. The history of the children of Israel urged itself upon my mind, and many points were so clearly pressed upon me that I dared not keep silent. I wrote twenty-three pages between three o'clock and half-past twelve o'clock. My spirit was stirred within me. I felt a burden for the people of God, not only on account of this one production, but because of many such matters which are coming to the people, claiming to be messages from God. "By their fruits ye shall know them." {RH, November 8, 1956 par. 2}

 

     A number of these pamphlets came to the post office, with instruction to the postmaster to hand them to Seventh-day Adventists. The people of Wellington are full of prejudice. The circulation of D. M. Canright's falsehoods has created prejudice, making it next to impossible to reach the people and everything of this character creates the suspicion that we are working under cover. These pamphlets and telegraph dispatches from Brother C are of a character to confirm these suspicions. All these things are closing the doors of the people against us. The way is being hedged up by just such things. {RH, November 8, 1956 par. 3}

 

     These men who think they are doing God service are working on the enemy's side, not on God's side. Yesterday I sent twenty-three pages of manuscript to Melbourne to be prepared for circulation among our people. Prior to this I sent a number of pages treating on the same subject. It will not be prepared to go in this month's mail. {RH, November 8, 1956 par. 4}

 

     A little leaven of false doctrine, under the inspiration of satanic agencies, may work much harm to those who are not rooted and grounded and unmovable in present truth. No one can be safe now unless riveted to the eternal Rock. We have every reason to be grateful and trustful in God. The Lord Jesus knoweth them that are His. He died to save a lost world, and He is gathering out from it an army to serve under His banner. And He will present to Himself a glorious church without spot or wrinkle or any such thing. {RH, November 8, 1956 par. 5}

 

     I understood that both these men were at the General Conference [held in Battle Creek, February 17-March 6, 1893], that is, S and C. Could they not discern there the revealings of the Spirit of God? Could they not see that God was opening the windows of heaven and pouring out a blessing? Why was this? Testimonies had been given correcting and counselling the church and many had made a practical application of the message to the Laodicean Church, and were confessing their sins and repenting in contrition of soul. They were hearing the voice of Jesus, the heavenly Merchantman, "Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me." {RH, November 8, 1956 par. 6}

 

     These brethren who claimed to have this wonderful light had the very same work of repentance and confession to do, thus clearing the rubbish from the door of their own hearts, and opening the door of their hearts to welcome the heavenly guest. Had they placed themselves in the channel of light, they would have received the most precious blessings from heaven. They would have seen that the Lord was indeed gracious, manifesting Himself to His people, and that the Sun of Righteousness had risen upon them. This was precious merchandizing actively carried on. The counsel of Christ to the Laodicean Church was being acted upon, and all who were feeling their poverty were buying gold (faith and love), white raiment (the righteousness of Christ), and eyesalve (true spiritual discernment). {RH, November 8, 1956 par. 7}

 

     Why did not these brethren fall into line, and place themselves in the channel of light? They were poverty stricken and knew it not. They were not working in Christ's lines, were not softened and subdued by His Holy Spirit, and were so blinded that they could not see the strong beams of light that were coming from the throne of God upon His people. They heard not the voice of the true Shepherd. They were listening to the voice of a stranger. {RH, November 8, 1956 par. 8}

 

     When I consider the infirmities of these misled brethren, I feel deep sorrow of heart that they did not plead with God, "Bless me, O God bless, now I see my error. Thou art communicating to Thy people the richest truths ever committed to mortals. These people are not Babylon; for Thou hast given to them righteousness and peace and Thy joy, that their joy may be full." O why did they not open the door of their heart to Jesus? Why not have removed right there all that obstructs the bright beams of the Sun of Righteousness that they might shine to the world? While God's blessing was penetrating everywhere, while His presence was consecrating and sanctifying souls unto Himself, why did they not place their souls in the channel of light? It was because Satan had cast his hellish shadow athwart their pathway to obstruct every ray of light. {RH, November 8, 1956 par. 9}

 

     How could they come from that meeting where the power of God was revealed in so marked a manner, and proclaim that the loud cry was that the commandment-keeping people were Babylon. Satan was saying that same thing to Christ when Joshua stood before the angel. Satan was declaring his sins to be so great that he should not be restrained from destroying him. The words of Christ are applicable to these brethren, and to all who advance similar sentiments. "The Lord rebuke thee, O Satan; even the Lord that hath chosen Jerusalem rebuke thee: is not this a brand plucked out of the fire? Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments and stood before the angel." Who clothed him with filthy garments? "And he answered and spake unto those that stood before him, saying, Take away the filthy garments from him. And unto him he said, Behold, I have caused thine iniquity to pass from thee, and I will clothe thee with change of raiment. And I said, Let them set a fair mitre upon his head. So they set a fair mitre upon his head, and clothed him with garments. And the angel of the Lord stood by. And the angel of the Lord protested unto Joshua, saying, Thus saith the Lord of Hosts; if thou wilt walk in my ways, and if thou wilt keep my charge, then thou shalt also judge my house, and shalt also keep my courts, and I will give thee places to walk among these that stand by." The work of Satan is to cover the repentant, believing, commandment-keeping people of God with defiling garments; Jesus Christ commands them to be clothed with His righteousness, garments woven in the loom of heaven. {RH, November 8, 1956 par. 10}

 

     What have our brethren S and C been doing? If they had been commissioned of God to do this work they would not need to appropriate the writings of Sister White, without consulting her or saying a word to her. If they have so large confidence in the work the Lord has given her to do, why did not they advise with her, and see if this wonderful message was in accordance with the instruction given her of the Lord? Why did they not have wisdom to go to work in the right way? {RH, November 8, 1956 par. 11}

 

     But theirs is a spurious message, of the same character of similar messages that men have claimed to have of the Lord. It is not as the bright shining of a candle lighted from the divine altar. When the Lord gives His people light it is light. It is not darkness and error, leading directly away from the true light which God has sent to strengthen and bless, and give hope to His people. These men had no right to appropriate the Lord's goods entrusted to His humble servant to trade upon and improve by trading upon them, and to place them in the framework of their errors, making it appear that it was the voice of God from heaven giving the "Loud Cry" that the church, His chosen people, who are keeping His commandments, are Babylon, and His people are called to come out of her. {RH, November 8, 1956 par. 12}

 

     I have no such message to give; but one of an entirely different character. My work is to seek to save lost, perishing souls, and to teach them as did Paul, who says, "I kept back nothing that was profitable unto you, but have shewed you, and have taught you publicly, and from house to house, testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ. . . . I take you to record this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men. For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God. Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood. For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock." {RH, November 8, 1956 par. 13}

 

     Now he brings before them another class: "Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them. Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears." {RH, November 8, 1956 par. 14}

 

     In all ages of the world there have been men who think they have a work to do for the Lord, and show no respect for those whom the Lord has been using. They do not make right applications of Scripture, they wrest the Scriptures to sustain their own ideas. Whatever may be the claims of those who draw away from the body to proclaim theories of their own invention, they are in Satan's service, to get up some new device to divert souls from the truth for this time. {RH, November 8, 1956 par. 15}

 

     Beware of those who arise with a great burden to denounce the church. The chosen ones who are standing and breasting the storm of opposition from the world, and are uplifting the downtrodden commandments of God to exalt them as honorable and holy, are indeed the light of the world. {RH, November 8, 1956 par. 16}

 

     How dare mortal man pass his judgment upon them, and call the church a harlot, Babylon, a den of thieves, a cage of every unclean and hateful bird, the habitation of devils, making the nations drunk with the wine of her fornication, confederating with the kings and great men of the earth, waxing rich through the abundance of her delicacies, and proclaiming that her sins have reached unto heaven and God hath remembered her iniquities? Is this the message we have to bear to Seventh-day Adventists? I tell you No! God has given no man any such message. Let these men humble their hearts before God, and in true contrition repent that they have even for a time stood by the side of the accuser of the brethren who accused them before God day and night. . . . {RH, November 8, 1956 par. 17}

 

     It seems almost impossible that anyone who had a genuine experience in the faith should suggest such erroneous applications of Scripture as applicable to God's commandment-keeping people. Supposing this spurious message is the one everyone must hear for this time, "Come out of her, my people," where shall we go to? Where shall we find the purity, goodness, and holiness where we shall be secure? Where is the fold where no wolves will enter? {RH, November 8, 1956 par. 18}

 

     I tell you, my brethren, the Lord has an organized body through whom He will work. There may be more than a score of Judases among them; there may be a rash Peter who will under circumstances of trial deny his Lord; there may be persons represented by John whom Jesus loved, but he may have a zeal that would destroy men's lives by calling down fire from heaven upon them to revenge an insult to Christ and to the truth. But the great Teacher seeks to give lessons of instruction to correct these existing evils. He is doing the same today with His church. He is pointing out their dangers. He is presenting before them the Laodicean message. {RH, November 8, 1956 par. 19}

 

     He shows them that all selfishness, all pride, all self-exaltation, all unbelief and prejudice, which lead to resistance of the truth and turn away from the true light, are dangerous, and unless repented of, those who cherish these things will be left in darkness as was the Jewish nation. Let every soul now seek to answer the prayer of Christ. Let every soul echo that prayer in mind, in petitions, in exhortations, that they all may be one even as Christ is one with the Father, and work to this end. In the place of turning the weapons of warfare within our own ranks, let them be turned against the enemies of God and of the truth. Echo the prayer of Christ with your whole heart: "Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are. . . . I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil." Also this prayer which He offers to interpret the process through which His followers are sanctified: "Sanctify them through thy truth." {RH, November 8, 1956 par. 20}

 

     The door of the heart must be opened to the Holy Spirit, for this is the sanctifier, and the truth is the medium. There must be an acceptance of the truth as it is in Jesus. This is the only genuine sanctification: "Thy word is truth." O read the prayer of Christ for unity, "Keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are." The prayer of Christ is not only for those who are now His disciples, but for all those who shall believe on Christ through the words of His disciples, even to the end of the world. Jesus was just about to yield up His life to bring life and immortality to light. Christ, amid His sufferings, and being daily rejected of men, looks down the lines two thousand years to His church which would be in existence in the last days, before the close of this earth's history. {RH, November 8, 1956 par. 21}

 

     The Lord has had a church from that day, through all the changing scenes of time to the present period, 1893. The Bible sets before us a model church. They are to be in unity with each other, and with God. When believers are united to Christ the living vine, the result is that they are one with Christ, full of sympathy and tenderness and love. When anyone is drawing apart from the organized body of God's commandment-keeping people, when he begins to weigh the church in his human scales, and begins to pronounce judgment against them, then you may know that God is not leading him. He is on the wrong track. {RH, November 8, 1956 par. 22}

 

     Constantly, men and women are arising who become restless and uneasy, who want to set up some new contrivance; to do some wonderful thing. Satan watches his opportunity to give them something to do in his line. God has given to every man his work. There are opportunities and privileges in the church to help those who are ready to die, and to inspire the church with zeal, but not to tear the church to pieces. There are plenty of opportunities in the church to walk in Christ's lines. If the heart is full of zeal to press on to a deeper sanctification and holiness, then work in that line in all humbleness and devotedness. The church needs freshness and the inspiration of men who breathe in the very atmosphere of heaven, to vitalize the church, notwithstanding the tares are among the wheat. {RH, November 8, 1956 par. 23}

 

     If good men and humble men will take up their duty just where it is, to help those who are ready to die, they will be a great blessing to the church. There are unconverted men in the church, and if those who are so longing to show their zeal for the Lord will seek these poor souls and work with patience and perseverance to win them to Jesus, God would work with them. "Ye are laborers together with God," not to tear down and destroy, but to restore. "Make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way." There is an abundance of work that is needed to be done in home missions, and in exercising the talents God has given us, for wise improvement. We may become skilful as a tradesman in His business by practice. We want to become skilful in the trade of working to bless souls, learning to save souls. This requires prayer, and earnest, persevering effort, and a willingness to work in a humble way. {RH, November 8, 1956 par. 24}

 

     If the money that has been needlessly expended in the doing of works that God has not sent men to do at all, had been employed economically in ways that are simple and safe for the progress and upbuilding of Christ's kingdom in the world, instead of helping Satan to cast upon the kingdom of Christ reproach, and clothing His church with filthy garments as Satan is doing, and urging them into false positions by using the reproofs and corrections that God has given them to show them their sin; what a great work would have been laid upon the foundation stone. {RH, November 8, 1956 par. 25}

 

     "Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is." I would caution all believers to learn to maintain a godly jealousy over yourselves, lest Satan shall steal your heart away from God, and you slip unconsciously into work in Satan's lines, without perceiving that you have changed leaders, and be found in the treacherous power of a tyrant. {RH, November 8, 1956 par. 26}

 

     We are as a church to be wide awake, and to work for the erring among us, as laborers together with God. We are furnished with spiritual weapons, mighty to the pulling down of the fortress of the enemy. We are not to hurl the thunderbolts against the church of Christ militant; for Satan is doing all he possibly can in this line, and you who claim to be the remnant of the people of God had better not be found helping him, denouncing, accusing, and condemning. Seek to restore, not to tear down, discourage, and destroy.-- Manuscript 21, 1893. {RH, November 8, 1956 par. 27}

 

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A reading of the above letter with a surface knowledge, as most SDA’s have done, if they have read it in its entirety at all, convinces one of some very serious issues. Ellen White was recounting the state of the church in 1893. That should forever be kept in mind. Because most surface readers stop RIGHT THERE, with no consideration of the key, qualifying words and phrases, and no consideration of the rest of the weight of evidence, AS PRESENTED BY ELLEN WHITE, NOT ME, they will perish in the Ezekiel 9 slaughter, and will forfeit eternal life. The choice is yours friend. If you desire eternal life, read on. If not, keep playing church and see where it leads you.

 

Now we will review the above Ellen G. White letter to Stanton and Caldwell written in 1893, and compare the state of the church THEN, with the state of a new movement that has removed God—TODAY. We will carefully and prayerfully note all the key, qualifying words and phrases lest we be taken in a snare. Is Ellen White’s letter a carte blanche, and unconditional guarantee that the church militant (wheat and tare co-ed church) of 1893, would forever continue as THE qualified church militant or even A CHURCH?

 

What if that church of 1893 did indeed become a harlot, and an unrepentant harlot at that? What if Ellen White called the church a harlot before 1893? That happened. What if Ellen White quoted God as calling the church a harlot in 1903? What if Ellen White gave a prophecy depicting the final outcome of the SDA church militant? That happened. I will give you that prophecy in this document. What if God predicted the final outcome of the professing SDA church in the Bible? He did! I will give you that prophecy in this document. But first, let’s consider some of the qualifying words and phrases in Ellen White’s letter to Stanton and Caldwell.

 

·       The history of the children of Israel. What does that history teach us? It teaches us that no matter how high and sacred a calling a people have from God, they can fall and others are then chosen to bear the work. If God gave a carte blanche (unconditional, blanket ruling) that the Jews were His chosen NO MATTER WHAT THEY DID, His first chosen people would be in control of the church today. That is not the case. If God did the same thing regarding the VISIBLE professing SDA church, as His chosen people, they would be in control of the church today. Indeed they would still qualify as being A CHURCH. Do they so qualify? We will see. It should be empirical from the following statement that God did not say: ONCE A CHOSEN PEOPLE—ALWAYS A CHOSEN PEOPLE—ONCE CHOSEN VISIBLE SDA CHURCH MILITANT, ALWAYS CHOSEN VISIBLE CHURCH MILITANT. I say visible in reference to the “organized body” professing to be the SDA church militant. There always will be a true and valid SDA church militant wherein the wheat and tares dwell together until the harvest at the end of time.

·        "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.

 

So Ellen White’s letter of 1893, was no UNCONDITIONAL CARTE BLANCHE that the visible SDA church militant would always qualify as God’s church militant. If you can’t discern that from the above E.G. White statement, then stop reading now, because you don’t have the spiritual discernment necessary to understand what this document teaches. Now back to Ellen White’s key words and conditional phrases:

 

“Could they not discern there the revealings of the Spirit of God? Could they not see that God was opening the windows of heaven and pouring out a blessing? Why was this? Testimonies had been given correcting and counselling the church and many had made a practical application of the message to the Laodicean Church, and were confessing their sins and repenting in contrition of soul. They were hearing the voice of Jesus, the heavenly Merchantman, "Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me."

 

“They would have seen that the Lord was indeed gracious, manifesting Himself to His people, and that the Sun of Righteousness had risen upon them. This was precious merchandizing actively carried on. The counsel of Christ to the Laodicean Church was being acted upon, and all who were feeling their poverty were buying gold (faith and love), white raiment (the righteousness of Christ), and eyesalve (true spiritual discernment).” {RH, November 8, 1956 par. 7}

 

·       At the campmeeting in 1893, just a few months before Stanton and Caldwell put out their tract denouncing the SDA church AT THAT TIME as being Babylon, the church was experiencing a refreshing of the Spirit. There was much repentance and a heeding of the Laodicean message. The church of that day WAS NOT in any way shape or form apostate! Therefore, it was not in any way shape or form part of Babylon. It would be satanically insane to accuse such a church as being any part of Babylon. The members of the SDA church in 1893 were ACCEPTING THE CONDITIONS to be saved.

 

“How could they come from that meeting where the power of God was revealed in so marked a manner, and proclaim that the loud cry was that the commandment-keeping people were Babylon.”

 

“These people are not Babylon; for Thou hast given to them righteousness and peace and Thy joy, that their joy may be full.”

 

“The work of Satan is to cover the repentant, believing, commandment-keeping people of God with defiling garments; Jesus Christ commands them to be clothed with His righteousness, garments woven in the loom of heaven.”

 

·       How could any valid Loud Cry refer to any commandment-KEEPING people as Babylon? That would be pure evil. The power of God was working on His people and they were repenting, heeding the Laodicean message, and keeping the commandments. It would be tantamount to committing the unpardonable sin to call the commandment-KEEPING people of God, Babylon or any part of Babylon.

·       Alf Lohne, a high SDA Conference official, wrote a book on Adventists in Russia. In that book Mr. Lohne depicts how SDA have advised parents to send their children to school on Sabbath. This disqualifies the current church masquerading as the professing SDA church militant as being God’s Commandment-KEEPING people.

http://omega77.tripod.com/russianschoolonsabbath.htm

·       All God’s commandments include far more than just the ten commandments. All His saying are commands and Isaiah 8:9-12 is a very serious commandment of God, for violation of this commandment results in only one option—BROKEN IN PIECES, stated three times because of the seriousness of violation of this commandment. The penalty implies unpardonable sin because only one option is given. Jeremiah 11:9-15 confirms this interpretation of unpardonable sin because when God’s chosen of that generation conspired/confederated with His enemies, there was one option—He told Jeremiah not to pray for them any longer. That implies unpardonable sin. So to break God’s commandment not to associate, take counsel/council, not to gird and not to confederate/conspire with  God’s enemies constitute unpardonable sin and the SDA church has violated this commandment via its ecumenical liaison’s with Babylon’s ecumenical associations even if it were only membership in its Ministerial Associations, but it goes far deeper than that as I have proven many times over on my Website.

·       Another way by which the SDA new movement “church” has violated God’s commandments is by forming a new movement that has removed pillar doctrines to substitute them with antichrist teachings. This new movement was prophesied by Ellen G. White, and it is child’s play for any true reformer to be able to prove that every specification of the following omega of apostasy has been fulfilled:

"The enemy of souls has sought to bring in the supposition that a great reformation was to take place among Seventh-day Adventists, and that this reformation would consist in giving up the doctrines which stand as the pillars of our faith, and engaging in a process of reorganization. Were this reformation to take place, what would result? The principles of truth that God in His wisdom has given to the remnant church, would be discarded. Our religion would be changed. The fundamental principles that have sustained the work for the last fifty years would be accounted as error. A NEW ORGANIZATION would be established. Books of a NEW ORDER would be written. A system of intellectual philosophy would be introduced. The founders of this system would go into the cities, and do a wonderful work. The Sabbath of course, would be lightly regarded, as also the God who created it. Nothing would be allowed to stand in the way of the NEW MOVEMENT. The leaders would teach that virtue is better than vice, but GOD BEING REMOVED, they would place their dependence on human power, which, without God, is worthless. Their foundation would be built on the sand, and storm and tempest would sweep away the structure. 

Who has authority to begin such a [NEW] movement? We have our Bibles, we have our experience, attested to by the miraculous working of the Holy Spirit. We have a truth that admits of no compromise. Shall we not repudiate everything that is not in harmony with this truth? E.G. White, Selected Messages, Vol. 1, 204, 205.  

 

"In a representation which passed before me, I saw a certain work being done. The foundation of our faith, which was established by so much prayer, much earnest searching of the Scriptures, was being taken down, pillar by pillar. Our faith was to have nothing to rest upon--the sanctuary was gone, the atonement was gone." Manuscript 46, May 18, 1904; The Upward Look, p. 152.

 

·       The Foundation of our faith is the Sanctuary Service involving the Atonement of Jesus Christ, as such pertains to the heavenly Sanctuary and the Incarnation of Christ as well as the Cross Atonement. The Testators Testament (Everlasting Covenant) must involve some form of eternal death, for while the Testator liveth, the testament is of no strength at all.

·       Hbr 9:16 For where a testament [is], there must also of necessity be the death of the testator.

·       Hbr 9:17 For a testament [is] of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth.

·       The 1980 embracement of Rome’s Central Doctrine, the Trinity Doctrine, effectively annihilates the heavenly Sanctuary Atonement and Incarnation sacrifice. How? Why? Because in the heavenly Sanctuary Service at the Incarnation forever sacrifice which began at the Incarnation in heaven, the Son of God then divested Himself of His Holy Spirit ONLY being, to become combined with humanity forever after. This is when the Holy Spirit became the Holy Ghost and a third person of the Godhead. This sacrifice met the prescribed limit of the Testators sacrifice which was eternal death to something in payment for the wages of sin which is eternal death. The Atonement must equal the penalty and man’s penalty for unrepented sin is not three days and nights in a tomb; it is eternal death.

 

Supporting Evidence

 

"The incarnation of Christ, typified in the sacrificial service of Israel, and symbolized in all their devotions, is a glorious mystery. In His only begotten Son, God was made manifest to the world. The Son of God laid aside His glory, and clothed Himself with humanity. He became the meek and lowly Jesus. For the sake of sinful men He became poor, that they through His poverty might be made rich." {BEcho, February 20, 1899 par. 1}

 

"The darkness rolled away from the Saviour and from the Cross. Christ bowed His head and died. In His Incarnation He had reached the prescribed limit as a sacrifice, but not as a redeemer." E.G. White Manuscript Releases Volume Twelve, p. 409.

 

How did the Son meet the prescribed limit as a sacrifice in the Incarnation alone? The prescribed limit was eternal death of the Testator, and the Testator was the Son of God. How do we know that the Testator must die to something forever? Because the verses say that while the Testator liveth the Testament is of no strength at all.

 

·       If Jesus did not die to something eternally, the SANCTUARY IS GONE, THE ATONEMENT IS GONE, for the Testament is of no strength at all while the Testator liveth.

·       What Jesus died to eternally is His past existed of DIVINITY ONLY, to become thereafter forever combined with humanity. His past DIVINE ONLY existence is the Holy Ghost of His first Being, or His Holy Divine Nature Spirit—the third person of the Godhead, the Holy Spirit.

·       Anything that precludes the heavenly Incarnation Sanctuary Atonement, the Everlasting Covenant of the Testator, the Son of God, renders the Sanctuary/Atonement GONE. That destroys the entire Christian economy! That, my friend, is what the Trinity Doctrine achieves! How? By its teaching that the Holy Spirit existed AS A THIRD PERSON FROM ETERNITY. If that is true, if the Holy Spirit existed as a DISTINCT AND SEPARATE THIRD PERSON from all eternity, there was no Incarnation Sanctuary/Atonement in the heavenly Sanctuary, THUS BOTH ARE GONE! That was then logical result of Kellogg’s pantheism. That is the logical result of Rome’s Trinity Doctrine. That is the logical result of new movement Seventh-day Adventism, since it adopted Rome’s central doctrine, the Trinity Doctrine, since 1980. LeRoy Froom smuggled the doctrine into the church in the early 1930’s, and the church voted it as one of the Fundamental Doctrines of the SDA Church in 1980.  This is what Ellen White about Rome being respected and idols being smuggled in!

 

 "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.

 

In the Alpha, pantheism did away with the heavenly Sanctuary/Atonement sacrifice. How? Why? Because pantheism teaches that God’s Spirit, His Holy Spirit, the same ONE ETERNAL HOLY SPIRIT shared by Him and His Son, is in everything from eternity. That precludes the heavenly Incarnation Sanctuary/Atonement sacrifice, at which time the Holy Spirit became a distinct third person when Christ divested Himself of His Divine only nature forever. In other words if the Holy Spirit of God which is the same Holy Spirit shared by His Son, was in every living thing from eternity, there was no need for the Incarnation sacrifice of the Son in dying to His former Holy Spirit Divine Nature, and bequeathing (commending) it to us as a cure for sin, because it would have already been innate to any created matter from eternity.

 

Then the Trinity Doctrine, Satan’s prime evil, comes along and achieve the SAME END RESULT, by saying the Holy Spirit was a third persons from eternity without the Incarnation Sanctuary/Atonement sacrifice that made the gift of His Holy Spirit Divine Nature possible to man—but also fulfilled the Testator’s Covenant by fulfilling the prescribed limit—death of the testator to something for eternity—namely his divine only existence.

 

This eternal sacrifice on the part of the Son, is the greatest act of love, depicting His and the Father’s love for sinful humanity. Yet, there are folk who claim to be giving the last message of the Character of God’s love and righteousness by faith, who deny this highest evidence of God’s love.

 

"Christ declared that after his ascension, he would send to his church, as his crowning gift, the Comforter, who was to take his place. This Comforter is the Holy Spirit,--the soul of his life, the efficacy of his church, the light and life of the world. With his Spirit Christ sends a reconciling influence and a power that takes away sin.

In the gift of the Spirit, Jesus gave to man the highest good that heaven could bestow....

The Spirit was given as a regenerating agency, and without this the sacrifice of Christ would have been of no avail....

It is by the Spirit that the heart is made pure. Through the Spirit the believer becomes a partaker of the divine nature. Christ has given his Spirit as a divine power to overcome all hereditary and cultivated tendencies to evil, and to impress his own character upon the church." E.G. White, Review and Herald Articles, May 19, 1904, vol. 5, p. 42.

 

Sanctuary Gone Atonement Gone -- "In a representation which passed before me, I saw a certain work being done by medical missionary workers. Our ministering brethren were looking on, watching what was being done, but they did not seem to understand. The foundation of our faith, which was established by so much prayer, such earnest searching of the Scriptures, was being taken down, pillar by pillar. Our faith was to have nothing to rest upon--the sanctuary was gone, the atonement was gone." E.G. White, The Upward Look, 152.

 

·       Can a new movement which claims to be God’s church and His commandment-keeping people, remove the very heavenly Incarnation Sanctuary/Atonement sacrifice, thus destroying the entire Christian economy, and still be God’s chosen people, His church, His remnant? You had better pray long and hard on this one friend!

·       Can a new movement formed “among” SDA’s remove God (1SM 205), and still qualify as a church, let alone a church militant? Carefully note:

 

"God has a church.  It is not the great cathedral, neither is it the national establishment, neither is it the various denomination; it is the people who love God and keep His commandments.  'Where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I in the midst of them' [Matt. 18:20].  Where Christ is even among the humble few, this is Christ's church, for the presence of the High and Holy One who inhabiteth eternity can alone constitute a church." The Upward Look, 315.

 

"Those who keep God's Commandments, those who live not by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God, compose the church of the living God." 1MR 296

 

·       Can a new movement that has removed God, and which has removed the Heavenly Incarnation Sanctuary/Atonement Sacrifice, which in turn destroys the entire Christian economy, be the church of God, the church militant, the chosen, the remnant, or even a “church at all, considering they have removed God, and His presence can alone constitute a church?

·       Is a new movement that can embrace Rome’s central doctrine, the Trinity Doctrine, which annihilates the entire Christian economy, be anything other than the Synagogue of Satan, and worse than Babylon, because that new movement once knew the truth?

 

Worse than Babylon -- "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, 440-442.

 

Have things improved or gotten many fold worse since the above statement was penned?

 

I know a man who claims to agree with me on the Godhead, but he still defends membership in the church that has removed God and the entire Christian economy by embracing the Trinity Doctrine! Could you think of a more gross contradiction?

 

Back to Ellen White’s Letter to Stanton and Caldwell

 

“There are unconverted men in the church, and if those who are so longing to show their zeal for the Lord will seek these poor souls and work with patience and perseverance to win them to Jesus, God would work with them. "Ye are laborers together with God," not to tear down and destroy, but to restore.”

 

·       Do you now see clearly that new movement Adventism does not even qualify as a “church” because it has removed God and the entire Christian economy?

·       Do you know how impossible it is to restore a once church militant that knew the truth and then removed God and the sanctuary/Atonement, and thus every vestige of the Christian economy. Could Roman Catholicism do worse? Do you know how unpardonable this heinous heresy is AFTER KNOWING THE TRUTH? Do you have a clue? If you think that once church can be restored, you truly don’t have a clue. You don’t have the least element of spiritual discernment.

 

“We are as a church to be wide awake, and to work for the erring among us, as laborers together with God. We are furnished with spiritual weapons, mighty to the pulling down of the fortress of the enemy. We are not to hurl the thunderbolts against the church of Christ militant;”

 

·       Friend, believe me, I am not hurling thunderbolts at a church, much less the church of Christ militant! I am merely repudiating everything that is not in harmony with the original Seventh-day Adventist faith. The only valid SDA church militant now in the end-time is home churches which still have tares, but not open sinning apostates teaching doctrines that destroy the entire Christian economy.

·       If we hurl thunderbolts against the evil doctrines of Rome, we must also hurl thunderbolts (truth) against an entity (once church) that has done worse than Rome because that once church knew the truth and violated it anyway. God says professing Adventists (spiritual Jerusalem) have done worse than any other nations around them, Ezekiel chapter 5.

 

Wolves, What They do and if There is a Church Fold That has no Wolves

 

“It seems almost impossible that anyone who had a genuine experience in the faith should suggest such erroneous applications of Scripture as applicable to God's commandment-keeping people. Supposing this spurious message is the one everyone must hear for this time, "Come out of her, my people," where shall we go to? Where shall we find the purity, goodness, and holiness where we shall be secure? Where is the fold where no wolves will enter?” {RH, November 8, 1956 par. 18}

 

SDA leaders make much “hay” with the above statement by interpreting it to imply that it really does not matter what the church does, because there is no fold where no wolves will enter! Is that a true interpretation of Ellen White’s intended meaning? I think not!

 

In the full context of the letter, Ellen White said that the church was receiving a refreshing from the Holy Spirit; was heeding the Laodicean messages, and keeping the commandments of God. Here question “...where shall we go to?” was as if to say: Where could we go to find a church that is doing more than heeding the Laodicean message and keeping the commandments of God?! I would have no answer for that question because such a church could not be improved upon!

 

Now, what about the words: where shall we go to? Where shall we find the purity, goodness, and holiness where we shall be secure? Where is the fold where no wolves will enter?”

 

Because the church is now militant (wheat and tares growing together until the end of time—the harvest), even in home churches, AND ON SDA INTERNET CHAT GROUPS, there are going to be tares who don’t perform as some might think they should. Ellen White is flat out stating that we cannot expect the purity, goodness and holiness we EXPECT in Christians. So if that is what you are expecting friend, you are expecting too much this side of the wheat being separated from the tares. So hang up your wrongful expectations. They won’t be met ANYWHERE.

 

What you can expect in a valid church militant is that open sin by way of gross apostasy will not be present. This is different from open sin in the form of personal faults and defects such as we all have. Some of us know we have such faults and defects and some of us don’t. But remember, Jesus came to save sinners and not the self-righteous. That is a very serious truism. So beware of expecting no faults and no defects in any home church or group forum situation. It does not exist.

 

It is amongst the apostate corrupt that the wheat cannot mature and become/remain pure.

 

... The Lord will not write as wise those who cannot distinguish between a tree that bears thorn-berries and a tree that bears olives. {EGW, RH, September 7, 1897 par. 15} James F.

 

"It is IMPOSSIBLE for you to unite with those who are corrupt, and still remain pure. (II Corinthians 6:14-15 quoted). God and Christ and the heavenly host would have men know that if he unites with the corrupt he will become corrupt." E. G. White, Review and Herald, Vol. 4, p. 137.

 

"Thorns sprung up.--The thorns made it impossible for the wheat to mature
 (see Luke 8:14). In the same way secular interests prevent the fruits of the Spirit (Gal. 5:22, 23) from reaching maturity. Religion is relegated to the subordinate position of being only one interest among many. For lack of cultivation it withers and eventually dies. That which the thorny-ground hearers lack is a moral transformation.
To them, justification is the sum and substance of religion, and they fail to realize that the Christian life consists essentially in the process known as sanctification--the process by which evil traits and tendencies are replaced by the perfect life-pattern of Jesus Christ." Seventh-day Adventist Bible Commentary, vol. 5, 405.


This is precisely what a leadership faction of New Movement Seventh-day Adventists (Selected Messages, Book 1, 204-205), teaches. They teach that there will be no final generation that has sanctified itself—they scornfully, mockingly refer to such believers as Final Generation Theology folk.

 

I sincerely do believe that a final remnant will perfect itself. I believe that teaching is very easy to prove from the Bible alone. John the Revelator said that God is waiting for the bride to make herself ready. Revelation 14:1-4 speaks of a woman will no guile in her mouth and who is blameless. Isaiah 62 speaks of the righteousness of the bride of Jesus Christ. Ezekiel 5:3 speaks of a remnant who are saved from a church that is destroyed. Ezekiel 9 does the same thing. Isaiah 37:31, 32 says a final faithful remnant will go forth out of Jerusalem. Paul said we are appointed to salvation by sanctification. James said we are saved by faith and works, meaning the works of Christ as effected in and through us when He is permitted to indwell us. Joel 2 speaks of God’s Army, Zion. Rev. 3:10-12 speaks of Philadelphia as being made pillars in the Temple of God, and only the 144,000 enter the Temple on Mt. Zion, Early Writings, p. 19. This is but a sampling of the Biblical evidence.

 

What do the Wolves do? Who Does the Bible Say They are?

 

Here is a list of all the Bible verses that mention wolves:

 

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.

 

Hab 1:8 Their horses also are swifter than the leopards, and are more fierce than the evening wolves: and their horsemen shall spread themselves, and their horsemen shall come from far; they shall fly as the eagle [that] hasteth to eat.

 

Zep 3:3 Her princes within her [are] roaring lions; her judges [are] evening wolves; they gnaw not the bones till the morrow.

 

Mat 7:15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

 

Mat 10:16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.

 

Luk 10:3 Go your ways: behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves.

 

Act 20:29 For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.

 

I was a bit shocked many decades ago when the Holy Spirit prompted me to notice that the wolves are the leaders of God’s people. Wherever it says PRINCES, that denotes leaders. Theretofore, I had always thought the wolves were evil members of the laity who entered in to snare the prey, something like the Shepherd’s Rod’s modus operandi. But God indicts the leaders as the prime movers as being wolves. The Shepherd’s Rod qualifies as a laity wolf pack.

 

What do the Wolves do Best?

 

Wolves ravish the prey, to shed blood, [and] to destroy souls, to get dishonest gain.

 

I have long thought it musing that a long time critic of mine accuses me of doing what I do for the money. I have told him many times that if he thinks there is money to be made by telling the straight testimony truth, to go ahead and try it. So few desire the truth, and even of those so few are willing to support the truth, that there certainly is no money to be made in dealing with the pure truth. And I believe God has designed it that way so His servants won’t do it for any wrongful motive.

 

It seems that large amounts of profit by way of dishonest gain are obtainable in proportion to the amount of error taught. I believe that even some independent ministries are not led by true reformers, and that their leaders are in it for the money. I will name a few and I would never do so without the sanction of the Holy Spirit. I believe all the following “reformers” are not giving the full truth so that they can better prey of Adventists:

 

·       Vance Ferrell.

·       Robert Sessler.

·       The Standish Brothers (Russell is no longer alive).

·       Ron Spear.

·       Ty Gibson and James Rafferty (These two men were so led by influence pedalling that when the church offered to publish their books, they ceased being true reformers and telling the full truth concerning the apostasy of the church).

·       Robert Wieland.

·       Charles Wheeling.

·       John Osborne (Went back to the church because he mistreated his following and they began abandon him).

·       Dr. Walter Veith.

 

Early in my ministry, the Lord showed me that these men were in it for the money and/or influence and not for pure truth. Some of the above have been just as resistant to tolerating and embracing light as the ecclesiastical leaders of all succeeding generations, including their own generation, whom they denounce. DA 232.

 

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

 

The No Wolves Church

 

Finally, we have come full circle in our study and I want to assure you that there is a church defined in the Bible that has NO WOLVES. That church is also defined in the Spirit of Prophecy. That church is Philadelphia. As defined in Revelation 3, and having been an actual church in history, Philadelphia means brotherly love and that church was found weak but blameless. No wolves there friends!

 

Does the church of Philadelphia, Zion, Heb. 12:22, 23, have earthly representatives?

"The members of the church triumphant--the church in heaven--will be permitted to draw near to the members of the church militant, to aid them in their necessity." E. G. White, The Southern Watchman, Sep. 8, 1903.  

"Characteristics of True Reformers.--Here are given the characteristics of those who shall be reformers, who will bear the banner of the third angel's message, those who avow themselves God's commandment-keeping people, and who honor God, and are earnestly engaged, in the sight of all the universe, in building up the old waste places. Who is it that calls them, The repairers of the breach, The restorers of paths to dwell in? It is God. Their names are registered [written--Heb. 12:22, 23] in heaven as reformers, restorers, as raising the foundations of many generations." E. G. White, SDA Bible Commentary, Vol. 4, 1151.

The members of the church triumphant, the faithful of all ages, is a member of the church in heaven, Hebrews 12:22, 23, and has entered that church by faith, to wit:

  “After Jesus opened the door of the most holy, the light of the Sabbath was seen, and the people of God were tested, as the children of Israel were tested anciently, to see if they would keep God's law. I saw the third angel pointing upward, showing the disappointed ones the way to the holiest of the heavenly sanctuary. As they by faith enter the most holy, they find Jesus, and hope and joy spring up anew. I saw them looking back, reviewing the past, from the proclamation of the second advent of Jesus, down through their experience to the passing of the time in 1844. They see their disappointment explained, and joy and certainty again animate them. The third angel has lighted up the past, the present, and the future, and they know that God has indeed led them by His mysterious providence. {EW 254.2}

     “It was represented to me that the remnant followed Jesus into the most holy place and beheld the ark and the mercy seat, and were captivated with their glory. Jesus then raised the cover of the ark, and lo! the tables of stone, with the ten commandments written upon them. They trace down the lively oracles, but start back with trembling when they see the fourth commandment among the ten holy precepts, with a brighter light shining upon it than upon the other nine, and a halo of glory all around it. They find nothing there informing them that the Sabbath has been abolished, or changed to the first day of the week. The commandment reads as when spoken by the voice of God in solemn and awful grandeur upon the mount, while the lightnings flashed and the thunders rolled; it is the same as when written with His own finger on the tables of stone: "Six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work: but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God." They are amazed as they behold the care taken of the ten commandments. They see them placed close by Jehovah, overshadowed and protected by His holiness. They see that they have been trampling upon the fourth commandment of the decalogue, and have observed a day handed down by the heathen and papists, instead of the day sanctified by Jehovah. They humble themselves before God and mourn over their past transgressions. {EW 255.1}

"Those who think that the church militant is the church triumphant make a great mistake." E.G. White, The Upward Look, 152.

Those who think that the church triumphant is the church militant purged and cleansed make a greater mistake! Members of the church militant who prove faithful will become part of the church triumphant, but it is unmistakeable from Scripture and Ellen White that the heavenly church of Hebrews 12:22, 23 has existed from the beginning being represented by faithful souls [the bride of Christ] on earth in every succeeding generation, Desire of Ages, 232.

“The Church Triumphant.--The work is soon to close. The members of the church militant who have proved faithful will become the church triumphant.-- Letter 32, 1892. {Ev 707.1}

Some don’t think the church triumphant is not organized. That is one of the greatest mistakes professing Christians can make. The church triumphant consisting of true and faithful reformers is called and led by the Holy Spirit of Christ Jesus.

Ellen White’s Prophecy of the Final Fate of the SDA Once Church Militant

 

This following statement should leave not a particle of a doubt in the mind of any professing Seventh-day Adventists, but, alas, even if an angel came down and raised the dead in front of them, they would not believe. I often wonder how Walter Veith would rationalize this statement.

                                  

"Jesus sends HIS PEOPLE a message of warning to prepare them for his coming. To the prophet John was made known the closing work in the great plan of man's redemption. He beheld an angel flying 'in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him for the hour of his Judgment is come and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters [Rev. 14:6, 7.].

The angel represented in prophecy as delivering this message,  symbolizes a class of faithful men, who, obedient to the promptings of God's Spirit and the teachings of his word, proclaim this warning to the inhabitants of earth. This message was not to be committed to the religious leaders of the people. They had failed to preserve their connection with God, and had REFUSED THE LIGHT FROM HEAVEN therefore they WERE NOT of the number described by the apostle Paul: 'But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day we are not of the night nor of darkness' [1 Thess. 5:4, 5]. 

The watchmen upon the walls of Zion should be the first to catch the tidings of the Saviour's advent, the first to lift their voices to proclaim him near, the first to warn the people to prepare for his coming. But they were at ease, dreaming of peace and safety, while the people were asleep in their sins. Jesus saw HIS CHURCH, like the barren fig-tree, covered with pretentious leaves, yet destitute of precious fruit. There was a boastful observance of the forms of religion, while the spirit of true humility, penitence and faith--which alone could render the service acceptable to God--was lacking. Instead of the graces of the Spirit, there were manifested pride, formalism, vainglory, selfishness, oppression. A BACKSLIDING CHURCH closed their eyes to the signs of the times. God did nor forsake them, or suffer his faithfulness to fail but they departed from him, and SEPARATED THEMSELVES from his love. As they REFUSED TO COMPLY WITH THE CONDITIONS, his promises were NOT FULFILLED to them."  E.G. White, The Spirit of Prophecy,  vol. 4, pp. 199-200 [The 1884 edition of The Great Controversy, 199, 200].

 

—rwb