The direct implication is that the Saviour would have to do a similar "COUNTERPART" work in clearing away the rubbish of tradition, ceremony, fable and cherished errors among His chosen people today as He did with the Jews. The Saviour is doing this,and the Adventists are "greatly disturbed" that Christ is doing this work through the third angel Church Triumphant of true reformers (Proof that the church triumphant of True Reformers co-exists with the church militant will follow shortly).
Did Ellen White and the Apostles Say There Would be an End-Time "Counterpart" to the Jews?
"The Lord commanded one of his ancient servants,'Pray not thou for this people, [God's chosen people Israel--in context--Jer. 7:16 and 11:14 ] neither lift up cry nor prayer for them; neither make intercession to me; for I will not hear thee.' The prophet thus describes the sins which had called forth this fearful denunciation: 'The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and MY PEOPLE love to have it so; and what will ye do in the end thereof?' 'From the least of them even unto the greatest of them, every one is given to covetousness; and from the prophet even unto the priest, every one dealeth falsely. They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace, when there is no peace.' The apostles declare that this state of things will find its COUNTERPART in the last days. Many have a form of godliness, but in their daily life deny the power thereof. They have ceased to be convicted of their sins or alarmed at their state. They say in their hearts, 'The Church is flourishing. Peace and spiritual prosperity are within her borders.' The words of the prophet may well apply to these self-deceivers, '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.'" E.G. White,Second Advent Review and Sabbath Herald, 11-07-1882.
The key words in the above statement are MY PEOPLE and COUNTERPART! Who claims to be God's chosen people today? Who is it that refer to themselves as God's chosen end-time remnant? Yes, it is non-other than professing Seventh-day Adventists! Therefore, they are the only fitting anti-typical end-time COUNTERPART to the Jews referred to by Ellen White and the apostles.
The SDA Church has a book entitled The Remnant church, wherein they proudly display CAREFULLY SELECTED Ellen White statements which are supposed to prove that the SDA Church is not Babylon. So, they do officially refer to themselves as "The Remnant Church." (More about the CAREFULLY SELECTED statements about the SDA Church not being Babylon, shortly).
We have proven thus far that God's "Chosen People" COUNTERPART TO THE JEWS, at the end-time, will cherish errors and that if Christ came today, He would have to do a similar work among professing Seventh-day Adventists, as He did among the Jews, the original "chosen people," because of such cherished errors. This brings us to the point of defining the cherished errors of professing Seventh-day Adventism.
The Serious Cherished Errors of Professing Seventh-day Adventists
What follows is a descriptive listing and refutation of forty-plus most serious errors of the professing, organized, SDA Church, on down to include even most SDA Reformers and Historic Adventists:
1. That the SDA Church Militant becomes the Church Triumphant sometime after the National Sunday Law, when the church militant will have shaken out all the bad from the church.
The folly of this commonly believed error can easily be proven. The error is based on a misinterpretation of Testimonies, vol. 5, p. 81, where it states that during the time of the National Sunday Law, the tares (dross) will be separated from the wheat (gold) in the church, supposedly leaving the church pure and in the Church Triumphant state. If we interpret so that nothing contradicts, as advocated by Ellen White in the weight of evidence formula, it does not hold that the bad will be shaken out of the professing SDA Church at the time of the National Sunday Law, for the following reasons which would contradict that interpretation:
A. The Church Triumphant has always co-existed with the various church militants:
"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.
What is the church in heaven?
"But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, To the general assembly and CHURH OF THE FIRSTBORN, which are WRITTEN IN HEAVEN, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect." Hebrews 12:22, 23.
Does the HEAVENLY NEW JERUSALEM CHURCH TRIUMPHANT have earthly TRIUMPHANT REPRESENTATIVES?
"The marriage represents the reception by Christ of His kingdom. They Holy City, the NEW JERUSALEM, which is the capital and REPRESENTATIVE of the kingdom, is called 'the bride, the Lamb's wife.'...Clearly, then, the bride represents the Holy City, and the [ten] virgins that go out to meet the bridegroom are a symbol of the church [militant]. In the Revelation the people of God [church militant] are said to be guests at the marriage supper. Revelation 19:9. If guests, they cannot be represented also as the bride...He will receive the NEW JERUSALEM, the capital of His kingdom, 'prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.'" E.G. White, The Great Controversy,p. 426, 427, 1911 edition.