The Omega Heresies and Apostasy
I was shown the following principles in two different visions of the night:
"...No lie is of the truth. If we follow cunningly devised fables, we unite with the enemy's forces against God and Christ. God calls upon those who have been wearing a yoke of human manufacture to break this yoke, and no longer be the bond servants of men.
The battle is on. Satan and his angels are working with all deceivableness of unrighteousness. They are untiring in their efforts to draw souls away from the truth, away from righteousness, to spread ruin throughout the universe. They work with marvelous industry to furnish a multitude of deceptions to take souls captive. Their efforts are unceasing. The enemy is ever seeking to lead souls into infidelity and skepticism. He would do away with God, and with Christ, who was made flesh and dwelt among us to teach us that in obedience to God's will we may be victorious over sin." E.G. White, Selected Messages, vol. 1, 194.
The Omega Heresies
Satan hates Christ and God the Father. Satan said that he would set his throne above God's in the heavens. Satan has been given certain control over this earth to demonstrate the results of his craft and his beliefs. He is the god of forces mentioned in Scripture.
The Omega Heresy includes many aspects. In fact, it includes all error and non-truth. There are only two masters, Christ and Satan. To serve one is to reject the other. To serve the cause of Satan in any regard, is to reject truth and serve error or Satan. Satan is the god of forces mentioned in Daniel 11:
The mystery Babylon religions of the world worship a god of forces or one that they believe controls the forces of nature. Agnostics do the same thing. Satan is that god of forces which Daniel 11:37-39 testifies of. By worship, I mean accepting error above truth. To accept any error above truth, is to worship the source of error, or the god of forces. To accept the intellectual philosophy of man (Selected Messages, vol. 1, 204-5) over and above that of God's Word, is to worship the god of forces or Satan, and thus worship the creature rather than the Creator, which is the most deadly form of pantheism. One thereby changes leaders without knowing that he/she has done so. To "remove God," (1 SM, 204, 205) is to replace God with Satan, the god of forces or pantheism. To worship any creature by obeying its dictates rather than Christ's, the Creator, is to imbibe pantheism. Broadly, and all-inclusively speaking, all error emanates from Satan, the god of forces. To accept such errors is to pay homage to the god of forces, and such homage to any god other than Christ, is creature worship over and above the worship of the Creator God (Christ), and creature worship (of man, and/or Satan as opposed to nature) is the most deceptive form of pantheism.
The Omega Heresies involve many different heresies, but hinge on anything that removes God's presence from His people. That presence is removed by imbibing the following errors:
Conceptually, the Godhead and the Human Nature of Christ are contingent and inseparable from one another. God's Word says that there is one Spirit and that God is a Spirit. Therefore, the Father and the Son share the same spirit even though the Holy Spirit functions as a third and distinct person of the Godhead. Thus, their objectives and purposes are one and the same, but their personhood is distinct the one from the other. This is why it is unpardonable to curse the Holy Spirit, because in so doing, one curses the one Spirit of the Father and the Son, or God. Cursing Christ or taking His name in vain does not carry the same penalty because the Humanness of Christ was just that, human. Ellen White says the Christ was FULLY DIVINE and FULLY HUMAN. The Holy Spirit and/or the Holy Ghost (one and the same entity) is a distinct person and a personality even though it is the spirit of the Father and the same spirit of Christ, else the Godhead would not be one God, but three or even four counting the fourth dimension of Christ begotten as combined with humanity at the Incarnation and becoming FULLY HUMAN AND FULLY DIVINE.
The Implied Errors of the Trinity Doctrine
The "Trinity" concept
contains the error that there are three members of the Trinity and the three
are one, not only in purpose—but also in person. That is an error. We do not
worship a "three in one" God. Instead, we believe in the doctrine
of the Godhead, which teaches that there are three fully divine Persons
(separate individuals) in the Godhead; and, although they are one in
character, purpose, eternity, and divinity, they are not one in person.
The trinity doctrine distances us from Christ by attributing to Him a nature equal to the Father and the same as the Father, by the one in three, three in one concept. Christ's combined FULL DIVINE NATURE WITH OUR FULLY HUMAN NATURE is obviously different from that of the Father's nature. That MAINLINE PROTESTANT VIEW of the human nature of Christ, constitutes a nature that is above our human nature; that is, a nature that did not and does not include the post fallen sinful nature of man. This fact affects the presence and personality of Christ, as regards His ability to identify with all our infirmities, temptations etc. This fact affects the presence and personality of Christ, as regards the following:
Is the personality of God an important matter for us? Note Ellen White's words to Kellogg on this matter:
Spiritualization of the Law of God
Ellen White said in "EGW, The Elmshaven Years Volume 5 1900-1905, pr. 4, p. 292, that related deceptions accompanying the omega heresy of pantheism would be the peace and safety pill of spiritualizing away certain truths.
One classic way in which man has spiritualized away truth, is the spiritualization away of the Law of God. Man achieves this by saying that God gave man a law that is impossible to keep, and that the only purpose of the law is to drive man to Christ when man finds that he cannot keep the law. This is proven as false by the fact that God predicated certain promises of health and well-being as conditional to keeping that law. This proves that He did not intend that the only purpose of the law was to prove that we cannot keep it and to drive us to Christ. Christ came to prove that we can keep the law just as He did. Man has spiritualized that law away by saying that it is impossible to keep it, and that its only purpose is to prove to us that we cannot keep it, and thus drive us to Christ, so as to be saved in our sins instead of from our sins. This is an example of spiritualizing truth away. Any spiritualizing away of truth is paying homage to Satan, the god of forces, and constitutes pantheism, or the worship of the creature (Satan in this case) in lieu of the Creator.
The Sanctuary Gone
Another error that has distanced God's people from His presence and personality was the removal of the Sanctuary Doctrine. Notice:
"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.
The Atonement Gone
The Atonement Gone! How would that occur? If Christ did not condescend to take our sinful nature, whatever He did not take would not be atoned for, thus any theory that teaches that Christ did not take our sinful nature destroys the efficacy of the Atonement and effectually negates it. Thus, Ellen White saw the Atonement gone, and this has happened in the SDA church. The gospel, which is all about the Atonement of Jesus Christ, for our sins, is abrogated by any teaching that Christ did not assume our sinful nature and overcome and condemn sin in that nature. All this ties in with the Trinity doctrine and its wrong notion of the human nature of Jesus Christ. In making Jesus equal with the Father, the Trinity doctrine does despite to the fact that Jesus made a great sacrificial condescension to combine His Divinity with humanity forever. This distinguishes Christ from the Father and/or the Holy Spirit.
A number of items in the above (Upward Look, 152) statement are most noteworthy:
Reverse and Inverse Pantheism
The Omega of Pantheism is so subtle that it will deceive many of the very elect of God. The Alpha presented God as being present in every created thing. The Omega of Pantheism, presents Satan and sin as being so pervasive, that we humans are rendered as helpless victims to Satan and sin until glorification. This scenario exalts Satan and sin as being more powerful and pervasive than the power of the Creator God. Thus, advocates of this theory actually pay homage to and worship Satan, by attributing greater power to him than to God and Christ. This is a type of deceptive reverse pantheism, making Satan the god that so pervades and indwells us that we are impervious to the aid and power of Christ. This indwelling of Satan and sin, thus becomes a deadly form of heretical inversed pantheism. The advocates of such theories thus change leaders without knowing that they have done so.
Change Leaders Without Knowing It
Change Leaders: "There is manifested on the part of men in responsible positions an unwillingness to confess where they have been in the wrong; and their neglect is working disaster, not only to themselves, but to the churches....You will be left to make mistakes of a similar character, you will continue to lack wisdom, and will can sin righteousness and righteousness sin. The multitude of deceptions that will prevail in these last days will encircle you, and you will change leaders, and not know that you have done so." E.G. White, Review and Herald, ol. 2, 448.
Change Leaders: "Men in positions of responsibility are in danger of changing leaders. This I know, for it has been plainly revealed to me." E.G. White, Series B, #2, p. 48.
Change Leaders: "Men who might have stood in clear light, doing valiant service as ministers of the gospel and medical missionaries, have been accepting false theories and sophistries; which originated with the father of lies, and yet they do not realize that they have changed." E.G. White, Special Testimonies, Series B, #7, p. 13-16, November 20, 1905.
Change Leaders: "Satan will set up his hellish banner right in your homes, and you will be so blinded to the real nature of his deceptions that you reverence it as the banner of Christ." E.G. White, The 1888 Materials, p. 505.
Change Leaders: "They will not recognize him [Satan] as their enemy, that old serpent, but they will consider him a FRIEND, one who is doing a good work." Testimonies, vol. 5, p. 294.
Change Leaders: Satan has laid his plans to undermine our faith in the history of the cause and work of God. I am deeply in earnest as I write this. Satan is working with men in prominent positions to sweep away the foundation of our faith. Shall we allow this to be done, brethren?" E.G. White, Review and Herald, Nov. 19, 1903.
Change Leaders if Mistakes are not Admitted and Changed: "If when the Lord reveals your errors you do not repent or make confession, his providence will bring you over the ground again and again. You will be left to make mistakes of a similar character, you will continue to lack wisdom, and will call sin righteousness, and righteousness sin. The multitude of deceptions that will prevail in these last days will encircle you, and you will CHANGE LEADERS, AND NOT KNOW THAT YOU HAVE DONE SO." E.G. White, Review and Herald, vol. 2, p. 449.
Change Leaders: "Satan has COME IN with his specious temptations, and has led the professed followers of Christ away from the [PILOT] Leader (Christ), classing them with the foolish virgins." Testimonies to Ministers, p. `130.
Change Leaders: "Refusing to follow in the path of obedience, they transferred their allegiance to Satan. The enemy rejoiced in his success in effacing the divine image from the minds of the people that God had chosen as His representatives. Through [ECUMENICAL] intermarriage with idolaters and CONSTANT ASSOCIATION WITH THEM [Isa. 8:9-20], Satan brought about that for which he had long been working,--a national apostasy." Fundamentals to Christian Education, p. 449.
Change Leaders: "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.
From the above statement we conclude that the recreant priests had changed leaders without knowing it, and many of the men of Israel separated their families from such corrupt priests and their place of worship. Many say that we should heed the example of Moses and Daniel; that there was no separation from apostasy until Christ came, but the above testimony of Ellen White, proves otherwise.
We can change leaders and know it not by embracing the intellectual philosophy of man (serving the creature) rather than obeying God. This is the essence of what happened to Satan. He decided to obey his own feelings and desires rather than the dictates of God. He thus exalted himself to being a god and said he would place his throne above that of God's in the heavens. This is an example of pantheism because Satan decided to worship himself instead of his Creator, Christ. The New Age advice to "look within," to find god, is the same thing, a form of deadly pantheism, and worship of the god of forces. Since there are only two masters, Christ and Satan, to refuse to serve one is to automatically serve and worship the other. Any serving, homage or worshipping of the created (Satan in this case) over Christ, the Creator, is nothing but pure, unadulterated pantheism of the most deadly and deceptive kind, and this is why Ellen White considered the Omega of Heresy and Apostasy, and wept for God's people. Ellen White saw the church "removing God," (Selected Messages, vol. 1, 204-5), and substituting the intellectual theories of men for the truth of God's Word. She "met" the Alpha of pantheism, but she saw that the entire church would be involved in the Omega of pantheism; the changing of leaders by removing God, and thereby worshipping Satan, the created, instead of Christ, the Creator, and calling sin righteousness and righteousness sin.
Some have said that the Omega Heresy is the ordination of women. Others have said that it is the Trinity doctrine. Others have said that it is the wrong option on the Human Nature of Jesus Christ. Who could deny that all of the items specified in Selected Messages, vol. 1, 204-5, are part and parcel of the Omega Heresies and Apostasies? Fact is that the Omega of Heresies is all of the above, including all error that removes God from our presence. The type of error(s) that remove God from our presence are rejection of present truth, Desire of Ages, 232. Innocent mistakes, defects and errors do not fall into this class.
I do not present this vision with the prospect that any of God's supposed watchmen will either understand or agree with this scenario. Isaiah 56:10-12, says that they are shepherds that cannot understand. It says that they are blind and ignorant of the truth. Isaiah 9:16 says:
Ezekiel 22:27, says that it is her princes in the midst thereof who are wolves ravening the prey, to shed blood, and to destroy souls, to get dishonest gain. It was Desmond Ford, one of these wolves "in the midst thereof," who was instrumental in getting the church to adopt many of the errors of the Omega Heresies. Before Desmond Ford, it was LeRoy Froom and Roy Allen Anderson and others circa 1931-1957, who led God's people into the Omega of Heretical Apostasies. I will not argue this position with the "watchmen" who cannot understand, but I will warn God's people that these things are true, and that the only way they will be thoroughly convinced is to pray and search these things out for themselves. I do not ask that you take my word that what you have just read is what God disclosed to me in two different visions of the night. Nor will I be offended in any way if you do not believe that I received these principles in visions. Go to God on your knees and get the answers directly from Him.
May God bless in your efforts toward that end is my prayer,