Issues Involving Laval Picard—The Self Proclaimed Forerunner of Christ

 

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Laval Picard was trained as an Adventist Minister at Canadian Union College (now Canadian University College). He worked as an SDA minister for about two years. Then he joined an independent ministry for a time, believed to be Fourth Angel Ministries, and then decided that ministry had errors so he became a ministry unto himself, referring to himself a forerunner, implying that he is forerunner as John the Baptist was the forerunner of Christ.

Some believe that Laval is deeply studied. I do not. He has studied quite deeply into one area of Scripture and the Spirit of Prophecy, primely on the all important topic of righteousness by faith as it was taught in 1888. He understands a portion of that issue quite deeply, the part that would never cause persecution, but then, ironically, intentionally, or otherwise, he advises a course to professing Seventh-day Adventist church members that does total despite to any true and full understanding of righteousness by faith.

That is why I do not believe that Laval Picard is a deep student of the Word, and does not possess the astuteness and spiritual discernment one would expect from a person who considers himself to be and/or desires to be the forerunner of Jesus Christ’s second coming.

There are portions of Laval’s righteousness by faith teachings that are essential and true. However, it is his application of what he believes to be the true, full gospel to end-time events and extra-probation for a church that has committed unpardonable sin that is problematic and he refuses to answer the following questions that would force his errors to the forefront and incriminate his evidence as contradictory to other evidence and/or totally bogus, rendering him as a decided false prophet to God’s professing people.

What Laval Picard Teaches

Laval teaches, as do I, as does Ellen White, that the two calls of Matthew 22 have another end-time fulfillment involving God’s professing people, Seventh-day Day Adventists. Here is what Laval teaches and why and wherein I disagree with him as revealed in a post to Tabaitha on an SDA Internet chat group.

 

----- Original Message -----

From: Ron Beaulieu

To: DefendEGW@yahoogroups.com

Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2008 5:01 PM

Subject: Re: [DefendEGW] Fw: [SDAIssues] Re: Laval's booklets

 

Tabaitha,

 

Laval is a member of this group. He is an ex-SDA minister who believes that no other SDA's "know their right from their left" regarding righteousness by faith. Righteousness by faith is nothing more than right-doing by buying gold tried in the fire--faith that works by love for Christ and faith in His Merits and the power of His read and heard Word (faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of God) to empower all that is required in that quest.

 

Laval believes in a repetition of the two calls of Matthew 22:1-10, as do I. However, we disagree as to how those calls are implemented. We believe that the first call to SDA's was made in 1888 in the righteousness by faith sermons delivered by A.T. Jones and E.J. Waggoner at the General Conference Session. The principles there espoused were rejected by the leadership of the church, but extolled by Ellen White and a very few faithful leaders.

 

Laval and I both believe that the second call began in 1955-7, when SDA leaders held Evangelical Conferences with Walter Martin and Donald Grey Barnhouse, and proceeded to sell-out on pillar doctrines of Adventism, which was tantamount to scraping the Sanctuary and Atonement messages. We both agree that act was tantamount to the crucifixion of Christ AFRESH. Laval believes the second call must go until someone is martyred such as was Stephen in the historical call to the Jews. This is where our disagreement begins.

 

My disagreement with Laval is involved with the following factors:

  • In A.D. 34, it was NOT ONLY the stoning of Stephen that closed the probation of Israel. That was also the end of the 70 weeks of Daniel 9:24, which Israel was given to put away apostasy and sin and anoint the Most Holy, so Christ could return to the Sanctuary from whence He left when He was crucified.
  • The above proves that martyrdom is not necessary for probation of a "chosen people to end." It ended because Israel did not put away sin and anoint the Most Holy, not because they killed Stephen. Killing Stephen was just the result of not putting away their apostasy and accepting Christ and His Merits as their Messiah.
  • The Jews proved in Jeremiah 11:9-15, that they could close their probation in ANY GENERATION for the disobedience therein listed. Laval apparently does not believe those verses which are critical as to when a people commit unpardonable sin which is evinced by the fact that God says not to pray for them.
  • Jeremiah 11:9-15, unpardonable sin, can close the probation of any church structure (organization) any time, regardless of any calls of Matthew 22. Those calls will still apply to INDIVIDUALS in any fallen church, but non-the-less that church structure will be in a fallen condition if and when it violates those conditions, else God would have to repent to that generation of Jews.
  • Laval teaches that the second call to SDA's since 1955-7, has no distinction to the third call of Matthew 22:1-10, but will rather swell into the third LOUD CRY call to Babylon, Matthew 25:1-6, and Rev. 18:2. I believe that the second call must be given BEFORE the final call which is to ALL INDIVIDUALS IN ALL FALLEN CHURCHES, and the world.
  • I believe the second call to SDA's ended no later than 1962 for two reasons: (1) The church violated Isaiah 8:9-12 and Jeremiah 11:9-15 in or around 1960 when they became joined to Babylon's Associations, Councils, Counsels, Girdings and Confederacies. That meant certain BREAKING IN PIECES as the only option as cited in Isaiah 8:9-13. That meant we were no longer to pray for them as a church, Jer. 11:9-15. That meant God's beloved, Jer. 11:15 had nothing further to do in His house (church) because she had thereby wrought lewdness with many (fallen churches of Babylon. That closed the probation of the church structure and began the second call.
  • The second call was attended by warnings from at least 12 true thought leaders in the church teaching true righteousness by faith. It was preceded in 1950 by a call to corporate repentance for rejecting righteousness by faith in 1888. Laval believes he is the only person giving the second call of righteousness by faith; that he is thereby come in the power of Elijah and/or John the Baptist and is the forerunner of Christ. This has the cart ahead of the horse in a number of aspects.
  • John the Baptist in the Spirit of Elijah, came before the two calls to historic Israel. Laval claims to come on the scene after the second call began and was indeed given by at least 12 other theologians in the church.
  • Laval teaches that one must remain in the apostate SDA Omega of Apostasy church until the second call swells into the loud cry to the world, which is the THIRD CALL of Matthew 22, after the murderous city is destroyed, and in what Ellen White calls a PREFIGURE TYPE, p. 25, Great Controversy, that occurred to the apostate Jewish church in A.D. 70, AFTER which the third call went to the then known world.
  • Laval teaches, contrary to God's Word, that the third call goes to the world BEFORE the next literal fulfillment of Ezekiel 9, which Ellen White says will be LITERAL.
  • Ezekiel 9:6 and Matthew 22:7 are one and the same event historically. That is when Jerusalem was destroyed, and that is the ONLY destruction of Jerusalem AFTER the two calls of Matthew 22:1-10, which, by the way, Ellen White reapplies to the end-time in Sermons and Talks, Vol. 1, pp. 4-9.
  • Laval's teaching that Ezekiel 9 is fulfilled AFTER the destruction of the murderous city, apostate Jerusalem or spiritual Adventism, countermands God's Word in Matthew 22:1-10.
  • Laval's teaching that SDA's are to remain in a church that committed unpardonable sin in 1960 and thereafter by being linked to Babylon, countermands God's Word and the example of Jesus and His disciples who led faithful Jews from the apostate Jewish church after the second call was rejected in A.D. 34. Laval says in essence, stay for the slay by remaining until the call go to the world in the THIRD and FINAL LOUD CRY CALL. That would demand that SDA's remain in an omega of apostasy church that has committed unpardonable sin since 1960, and even after hearing Laval's re-stated message of righteousness by faith, which is true and I have placed it on my Website. http://omega77.tripod.com/AAAEXP.htm Thus, as stated, my disagreement is his errant response to apostasy rather than to his message of righteousness by faith.
  • If one were Satan Himself, I cannot think of anything more devious and deceptive than to combine errancy as to the warnings of when to leave an apostate church, as prefigured by what Jesus and His disciples did, with the beauty of righteousness by faith. This is total incongruency as the two are directly related as they both involve fealty to God and His commands, and righteousness by faith, says Ellen White, is the three angel's message and justification in verity.
  • So while Laval teaches that righteousness by faith is manifest in obedience to the commands of God, he is in reality advising disobedience to the commands of God in Isaiah 8:9-13 and Jeremiah 11:9-15, the Midnight Cry, Matthew 25:1-6, and the first and second angel's messages, EVEN AFTER THEY HAVE HEARD HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS BY FAITH TRUTH.

This is it in a nutshell Tabaitha (and other newer members), and should place you in a position to follow our discussions which will continue because after a number of kind appeals to Laval, along with his recent rejection of those appeals, and his statement yesterday that HE WILL NEVER SEE EYE TO EYE WITH ME, the battle has just begun because he is deceiving God's people. Also, he has told me that he will NEVER accept Ellen White definition of the Holy Spirit which is:

 

"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 [HIS LIFE--THE SOUL OF HIS LIFE], 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.

 

What this statement means is that the Holy Spirit was not always a third person. He came about as a result of Christ being Incarnated away from His DIVINE ONLY existence and being combined with humanity forever. He gave us that DIVINE ONLY existence as His agency for overcoming sin. That was a huge sacrifice associated with the Incarnation. In fact, Ellen White termed it His highest good, crowning sacrifice, without which his sacrifice on the cross would have been to no avail--meaning that without the agency to give us power to overcome, all the cross would have achieved would have been to pardon sin forever. There is much on my Website about this. Don't expect to take it in by way of one very brief description.

 

The Trinity Doctrine, which Laval holds, as a "holdover" from his Catholic background, does total despite to the great sacrifice of Christ's Holy Spirit DIVINE ONLY life for us at His Incarnation. How? Why? Because the Trinity Doctrine, which Rome brags to be her central doctrine, teaches that the Holy Spirit has existed as a separate person FOREVER. It has existed forever, because the Father and the Son have one eternal Spirit--same essence and substance. But Jesus did not separated from that DIVINE ONLY being until being Incarnated and combined with humanity FOREVER. Ellen White says that He took on humanity forever.

 

Don't be concerned if this is too deep for a first sitting. We will discuss it many times over, and if you have questions, just feel free to ask.

 

Ron

 

----- Original Message -----

From: Ron Beaulieu

To: SDAIssues@yahoogroups.com

Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2008 1:54 PM

Subject: Re: [SDAIssues] Re: Laval's booklets

 

Laval,

 

You are treating Adventists as though they don't know the three angel's messages. Don't you think they will find that not to their liking? Just like you tell them they don't know their left from their right concerning righteousness by faith. Now your acting like the only one who knows the first angel's message is you! You are lying again in saying that I have not taught the first angle's message. That shows your great ignorance and immaturity. I have presented the errors of 1955-7 and the errors of new movement Adventism, exposing the theories, maxims and doctrines of men. But you said that righteousness by faith had to be taught first! You chastised me for giving what you now call the first angel's message! You say I didn't and don't give it! You are a liar and a deceiver.

 

While in full recognition that the messages are repeated to the church in the second call, and then to the world in the third call, you are essentially doing the following:

 

·        You are instructing Adventists who know the first and second angel's message that they can KNOWINGLY violate it imperviously.

·        Jesus "gathered out" those who would give the call. In 1844, they were gathered out. It was the bride making the Midnight Cry call.

·        But 3 1/2 years after the second call to the Jews, true Christians were gathered out because they rejected the second call. Home churches were formed.

·        It is 50 years plus after the second call began to SDA's, according to your own admission, and yet you instruct God's people who obeyed the first and second angel's messages and the Midnight Cry to come out of Babylon, that they can now member with a new movement that is re-linked in liaison with Babylon. That is treason. That is betrayal of sacred trusts. That is unfaithfulness to the Word of God. That is like the disciples instructing the Jews that they could remain in the apostate Temple until the third call to the world! If they had done so, the Jews would have been destroyed and that is the logical outcome of your advice to professing Seventh-day Adventists. You are instructing them to violate the first and second angel's messages they already responded to in order to become Adventists, as well as the Midnight Cry, while waiting for the third call to the world.

·        Let's agree that the second call is still in progress. Folk are accountable for the first, second, and Midnight Cry messages WHEN THEY HEAR THEM. But you say, sleep comfy in a new movement that is violating those messages until the final cry goes to the world and you can jump on the band-wagon then! That is a deceptive satanic lie that will lead all who believe you to certain eternal loss.

·        I advise SDA's to think for themselves and not rely on leaders who will only lead them to destruction. How many times have I posted Isaiah 9:16.  How many times have I instructed them to dig for themselves as for hidden treasure. And you lie and say I have not taught the first angel's message.

·        You are saying that righteousness by faith is possible while embracing Babylon's doctrine of the Trinity. Ellen White and the pioneers did not do that. The Trinity Doctrine neuters the highest good, crowing sacrificial gift Christ made, which made the Merits of Christ possible for us to receive. You thus admix Catholicism with the three angel's messages and they don't mix!

Ron

Important Questions and Issues That Laval Picard Will not Address

One would expect that one come in the spirit and power of Elijah, as John the Baptist did, and as John was considered one the greatest prophets who ever lived, he would able to respond to the following issues confronting God’s people at the end-time. In addition to all the issues mentioned in this document thus far, there are additional issues Laval refuses to address, as does the leadership of the SDA church.

Issue #1 Corporate Responsibility

Laval’s view versus Scripture and Ellen White on Corporate Responsibility as expressed to someone on the Internet: “For a long time now I have come to see "corporate responsibility" as being perfectly demonstrated in the lives of the prophets, especially Moses and Daniel. I am sure you know what I am talking about. Daniel did not wait for the church to repent. He repented for the church. He repented for those who could not repent for themselves. He fully identified himself with apostate Israel. He confessed the sins of Israel as though he were guilty of them before God pleading for Him to forgive and to listen and to act! Daniel 9:4-19.. That is what I believe corporate responsibility is about. Jesus identified Himself with us, with our sins, and pleaded for us, and still is. Moses did the same and so did all the prophets. Are we not to do the same? Are we not to confess the sins and apostasies of Modern Israel as though they were our own and plead before God to forgive, to listen and to act? The Lord is long suffering and He will give a last opportunity for His light to shine upon His professed people one last time before the last message of mercy swells into a loud cry to the world! Do you agree?” :) laval

Ron responds: Laval has a French Catholic background. A very serious aspect of that Catholic influence creeps out in his post above. Catholicism believes that one can repent for the sins of another! This is a high sign that Laval may still be a Catholic at least in heart. He said He will never forsake the Catholic Doctrine of the Trinity, now this! We can repent for the sinners in our midst’s and they will be forgiven! If Moses, Daniel, or anyone else could have repented for the sins of Israel, why, pray tell, did Moses have 14,000 of Korah’s rebellion killed before he prayed for those who repented? Why did he have 3,000 killed at the Golden Calf even because they would not repent and form at his right side? He did that BEFORE praying the next morning for those who had REPENTED. Moses did not repent for anything, and neither did Daniel or any other prophet. That is a pure heresy of Catholicism!

Ellen White clearly stated that the principle involved in Achan’s sin, Joshua Chapters 6 and 7, apply today. She further stated:

"The plain straight testimony must live in the church, or the curse of God will rest upon His people as surely as it did upon ancient Israel because of their sins. God holds His people, as a body [corporately], responsible for the sins existing in individuals among them." Testimonies, vol. 3, p. 269.

"There are fearful woes for those who preach the truth, but are not sanctified by it, and also for those who consent to receive and maintain the unsanctified to minister to them in word and doctrine." Testimonies, vol. 1, p 261-62.

The Lord said to Joshua, "Neither will I be with you any more, except ye destroy the accursed from among you." The defects of character in any member of the church, or in the minister, are charged to the church if the church make light of the defects. If you place Elder Daniels over the church as a minister, you, as a church, assume his defects, you make them your own, and the whole church stands under the rebuke of God, even as ancient Israel was under his rebuke on account of the sin of Achan. But your case will be more grievous than theirs, because you knew the evil, yet hid your eyes from it and walked contrary to the will of God. {PH028 5.4} 

----- Original Message -----

From: Ron Beaulieu

To: DefendEGW@yahoogroups.com

Sent: Thursday, June 26, 2008 8:59 AM

Subject: Laval's Catholic Heresy

 

Forum,

 

Here is Laval's Catholic heresy written to Sunray on DefendEGW forum, message #8421, Thu May 10, 2007 9:16 pm. As you know, Catholics believe that we can repent for the sins of others. That is pure heresy. That is totally contrary to Scripture and Ellen White on corporate repentance. This is why Laval refuses to respond to my overtures to him concerning his stand on corporate repentance. Here (below) is the Catholic lie he really believes. I now well believe that he may be a Jesuit in our midsts. Compare Ellen White's view on corporate responsibility with Laval's:

 

"The plain straight testimony must live in the church, or the curse of God will rest upon His people as surely as it did upon ancient Israel because of their sins. God holds His people, as a body [corporately], responsible for the sins existing in individuals among them." Testimonies, vol. 3, p. 269.

 

Did John the Baptist repent for the sins of Israel or did he tell them to repent and be baptized. Can Laval Picard or any other SDA repent for the sins of modern apostate Israel? That is pure Catholic heresy friends! We have Catholic heresy being taught by one who claims to be the forerunner of Jesus Christ's second coming. Yes, the war has just begun.

 

Also, scroll down to note that I asked this question over a year ago. The date of the following post was May 9, 2007.

 

Fully agree! What is your position on church membership when a person knows
 what you have presented? Ron

 

Message #8421 of 16604 (May 9, 2007)

Re: [DefendEGW] Re: A STRAIGHT AND NARROW PATH (Time of added probation)

 

Sunray, you're welcome! :) For a long time now I have come to see "corporate responsibility" as being perfectly demonstrated in the lives of the prophets, especially Moses and  Daniel. I am sure you know what I am talking about. Daniel did not wait for the church to repent. He repented for the church. He repented for those who could not repent for themselves. He fully identified himself with apostate Israel. He confessed the sins of Israel as though he were guilty of them before God pleading for Him to forgive and to listen and to act! Daniel 9:4-19.. That is what I believe corporate responsibility is about. Jesus identified Himself with us, with our sins, and pleaded for us, and still is. Moses did the same and so did all the prophets. Are we not to do the same? Are we not to confess the sins and apostasies of Modern Israel as though they were our own and plead before God to forgive, to listen and to act?  The Lord is long suffering and He will give a last opportunity for His light to shine upon His professed people one last time before the last message of mercy swells into a loud cry to the world! Do you agree? :) laval

 

sunray <revelation3_21@yahoo.ca wrote:

Hi forerunner,

Many thanks for your posts! On a similar note, would you please share your understanding of corporate responsibility with us?

 

sunray

 

--- In DefendEGW@yahoogroups.com, "Ron Beaulieu" <rsbeauli@... wrote:

 

 Laval,

 

 Fully agree! What is your position on church membership when a person knows

 what you have presented?

 

 Ron

 

 ----- Original Message -----

 From: "forerunner000" forerunner000@...

 To: DefendEGW@yahoogroups.com

 Sent: Wednesday, May 09, 2007 10:33 PM

 Subject: [DefendEGW] Re: A STRAIGHT AND NARROW PATH (Time of        added probation)

 

 

TIME OF ADDED PROBATION

 

Now we should all be able to appreciate the truth that in spite of

the fact that the "new organization" has fallen off the path, that we are living in the time of "added probation".

 

 This is exactly what happened in the days of Christ. At the time of

 His crucifixion the entire Jewish structure was off the path and out

 of the light and was left unto them desolate.

 

 "Your house is left unto you desolate."

 

However, though the Jewish "organization" had gone beyond the point   of no return by crucifying Jesus, "the Lord's care and labor for His people had not lessened but increased." C.O.L.218. The time following   the crucifixion was a time of "added probation" when the Holy Spirit was poured out upon the disciples at Pentecost:

 

"This was the message borne to the Jewish people after the

crucifixion of Christ; but the nation that claimed to be Christ's

peculiar people rejected the gospel brought to them in the power of

the Holy Spirit. Many did this is the most scornful manner. Others

were so exasperated by the offer of salvation and the offer of pardon

for rejecting the Lord of glory, that they turned upon the bearers of

the message. There was 'a great persecution.' Acts 8:1. Many both of

men and women were thrust into prison, and some of the Lord's

messengers, as Stephen and James were put to death. Thus the Jewish

people sealed their rejection of God's mercy. The result was foretold

in the parable." C.O.L.308, 309.

 

History is about to be repeated. The latter rain will be another

Pentecost and the scenario described above will be fulfilled again to

the very letter! If you wish to read more about what is going to take

place, turn to THE ADVENT MOVEMENT ILLUSTRATED from Early Writings, pp. 240,241 and THE SHAKING from the same book, pp. 269-271.

laval

 

THE END

 

Laval Picard’s Interpretation of the Added Probation to the Jews After the Crucifixion

Let’s analyze Laval’s interpretation of what occurred in the time of “added probation” from the time of the crucifixion to the time the Holy Spirit was poured out upon the disciples on the Day of Pentecost and thereafter.

The probation of Israel was to close at the end of the 70 weeks of Daniel 9:24. The end of that period was accompanied by the stoning of Stephen. Laval has the notion that the probation for the SDA church will extend to the time of the antitypical Day of Pentecost, which will ensue shortly before the time of the National Sunday law and that it will cause much persecution and bloodshed as occurred in the prefigure of Israel.

I totally disagree that probation of the SDA church will extend to the time of the antitypical Day of Pentecost, but I do believe that probation for INDIVIDUALS in all fallen churches will extend to that time. But there is a more serious factor involved here. We are responsible for truth when we hear it. Ellen White said that those who heard and understood the messages of 1844, the first and second angel’s messages, and the Midnight Cry, (which she said gave power to the second angel’s message), were held accountable for responding to those messages when they heard and understood.

We are responsible for the light of truth when we hear and understand it. Were that not true, we could have dwelt in the fallen churches until the final separation of the wheat from the tares. The prime reasons for every separation that has occurred from fallen churches is because of corporate responsibility for the open sins causing the fall and the irrefutable but subtle influence those sins exert on God’s people. For example:

 

 "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.

 

If those words are not true, they mean nothing! If true, they mean exactly what they say—it is impossible to unite with those who are openly corrupt and still remain pure. You could not ripen as pure wheat for the heavenly garner. If you unite with the openly corrupt you will become corrupt. Do you believe it? God says it in 11 Cor. 6:14, 15.

 

Uniting With the Corrupt Makes it Impossible for the Wheat to Mature into the full Stature of Christ

 

"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 [E.G. White, Christ's Object Lessons,  p. 50]  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 New Movement Seventh-day Adventists (Selected Messages, vol. 1, 204-205), teaches—that justification ONLY is the sum and substance of religion. 

 

"We have a testing message to give, and I am instructed to say to our people, 'Unify, unify.' But we are not to unify with those who are departing from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils. With our hearts sweet ad kind and true, we are to go forth to proclaim the message, giving no heed to those who lead away from the truth." Selected Messages, Bk. 3, p. 412; Series B, No. 2, p. 47.

 

"To divide our interests with the leaders of error is aiding the wrong side and giving advantage to our foes. The truth of God knows no compromise with sin, no connection with artifice, no union with transgression." Testimonies, Vol. 4, p. 81.

 

"To secure peace and unity they were ready to make any concession consistent with fidelity to God but they felt that even peace would be too dearly purchased at the sacrifice of principle. If unity could be secured only by the compromise of truth and righteousness, then let there be difference, and even war." (Great Controversy, p. 45).

 

"Christ calls for unity.  But He does not call for us to unify on wrong practices.  The God of heaven draws a sharp contrast between pure, elevating, ennobling truth and false, misleading doctrines." 1SM 175.

 

Laval’s Serious Error on the Time of Added Probation Spoken of by Ellen White

 

Laval Picard misapprends a most serious truth and thus his end-time scenario is based on a wrong premise. That serious error involves the time that the latter rain of the Day of Pentecost occurs. Laval has it right in the ancient historic application for he agrees that it occurred just before the second call of Matthew 21:1-10, to the Jews. But he totally misses the mark in his end-time application. All we need do to prove that is to look back to the type.

 

Laval said to Sunray: “The Lord is long suffering and He will give a last opportunity for His light to shine upon His professed people one last time before the last message of mercy swells into a loud cry to the world!”

 

So he must believe in the outpouring of the Holy Spirit BEFORE the last message of mercy swells into a loud cry to the world. What he fails to see is that persecution of faithful SDA’s has already occurred. About 3 ˝ years after the apostasy of 1955-7, the church became linked with Babylon’s Association’s Counsels, Councils, Girdings, and Confederacies. The church admitted in the Adventist Review circa 1990, that it has been a MEMBER of The Council of Free Churches in Hungary for 30 years! That is equal to the idolatry and consipiracy that the Jews committed against God in Jeremiah 11:9-15. A synonym for conspiracy is confederacy. God says not to pray for those who do this, and Isaiah 8:9-13 gives one option for those who commit this sins—BROKEN IN PIECES—SPOKEN THREE TIMES FOR EMPHASIS.

 

Laval believes that he is giving the message that causes persecution. I maintain that he is giving the part of righteousness that DOES NOT and NEVER WILL cause persecution. I believe that the message of FULL RIGHTEOUSNESS BY FAITH that I am giving will and already has caused persecution to the point of martyrdom!

 

What The Full Message of Righteousness by Faith Embraces

 

     Several have written to me, inquiring if the message of justification by faith is the third angel's message, and I have answered, "It is the third angel's message in verity."--1SM 372 (1890). {LDE 199.4}

 

Ellen White on the 1888 message

 

     The Lord in His great mercy sent a most precious message to His people through Elders [E.J.] Waggoner and [A. T.] Jones. This message was to bring more prominently before the world the uplifted Saviour, the sacrifice for the sins of the whole world. It presented justification through faith in the Surety; it invited the people to receive the righteousness of Christ, which is made manifest in obedience to all the commandments of God. {LDE 200.1}

 

I will tell you straight out that if you can discern the full meaning of the following statement, you will understand the full implications of righteousness by faith, which Ellen White said was the three angel’s messages—justification by faith in verity. The following statement embraces the aspect of righteousness by faith that Laval, and most other SDA ministers and members regard as distinct FROM the three angel’s messages of Righteousness by faith:

 

"The peculiar work of the third angel has not been seen in its importance. God meant that His people should be far in advance of the position which they occupy today. But now, when the time has come for them to spring into action, they have the preparation to make. When the National Reformers began to urge measures to restrict religious liberty, our leading men should have been alive to the situation and should have labored earnestly to counteract these efforts. It is not in the order of God that light has been kept from our people--the very present truth which they needed for this time. Not all our ministers who are giving the third angel's message really understand what constitutes that message. The National Reform movement has been regarded by some as of so little importance that they have not thought it necessary to give much attention to it and have even felt that in so doing they would be giving time to questions distinct from the third angel's message. May the Lord forgive our brethren for thus interpreting the very message for this time." {5T 714.2}

 

Laval and many other “Adventists” have accused me of giving time to questions distinct from “their concept” of the three angel’s messages because I warn against the unpardonable sin of knowing, willful involvement with ecumenism. That is what takes men and money away from the apostate church! That is what causes and has already caused much persecution, and as more men and women see this link between righteousness by faith and their duty to leave a church that has forsaken righteousness by faith and thereby the three angel’s messages, the very mission and commission to the SDA church, and leave or commit unpardonable sin, they will leave and this will cause the persecution. But Laval has not possessed the spiritual discernment to see this. I warned him long ago that he did not know who or what he was dealing with when contesting me, but, of course, he did not believe me. Lacking spiritual discernment, he would not be able to see what he was dealing with. But he is just beginning to find out and the longer he contests the truth that I am giving, God will give me the ammunition to expose his error that involves loss of eternal life.

 

Laval correctly states that the second call of Matthew 22:1-10 began at the stoning of Stephen, 3 ˝ years after the crucifixion of Christ. Israel’s probation per the 70 weeks of Daniel 9:24 was over. They sealed the end of their probationary time with the stoning of Stephen, just as SDA’s sealed their probationary time by causing their leading theologian, M.L. Andreasen so much stress that he developed bleeding ulcers and bled to death! There is more than one way to kill a martyr for the cause. Dr. PaulTulla has informed me that two Africans who teach our message on the Godhead were killed. In the Roman Catholic church disbelief in their Trinity Doctrine is anathema. Now Adventists are killing other Adventists for the same reason! Like Mother, like daughter! And this is going to get worse! This is what the full teaching of righteousness by faith provokes—PERSECUTION, the same persecution that Laval believes will come in the future due to his diluted message of righteousness by faith. It will never happen due to the watering down of any aspect of the righteousness by faith message, because Satan knows he already has such persons in his clutches!

 

In the prefigure of Matthew 22, there was added probation FOR IN DIVIDUALS, NOT THE APOSTATE STRUCTURE—THE TEMPLE AND its LEADERS.

 

It was at that time, during the second call of Matthew 22, that the disciples gathered out folk into home churches all over Judea. Here is a record of those home churches:

 

Scripture on Home Churches

 

Act 16:32 And they spake unto him the word of the Lord, and to all that were in his house.

Act 16:34 And when he had brought them into his house, he set meat before them, and rejoiced, believing in God with all his house.

Act 16:40 And they went out of the prison, and entered into [the house of] Lydia: and when they had seen the brethren, they comforted them, and departed.

Act 18:7 And he departed thence, and entered into a certain [man's] house, named Justus, [one] that worshipped God, whose house joined hard to the synagogue.

Rom 16:5 Likewise [greet] the church that is in their house. Salute my well beloved Epaenetus, who is the firstfruits of Achaia unto Christ.

1Cr 1:11 For it hath been declared unto me of you, my brethren, by them [which are of the house] of Chloe, that there are contentions among you.

1Cr 16:15 I beseech you, brethren, (ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruits of Achaia, and [that] they have addicted themselves to the ministry of the saints,)

1Cr 16:19 The churches of Asia salute you. Aquila and Priscilla salute you much in the Lord, with the church that is in their house.

Ellen White on Home Churches

When the young men and women were kept away from the Alpha of apostasy in the church, what did they do where did they meet for worship?

 

Thy Slaying Aspect of Matthew 22

 

Ellen White reapplies Matthew 22:1-10 to our time in Sermons and Talks, Vol. 1, pp. 4-9. It would be well for us here review those verses:

Matthew 22


And Jesus answered and spake unto them again by parables, and said,

2 The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son,

3 And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come.

4 Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage.

5 But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise:

6 And the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew them.

7 But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city.

8 Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy.

9 Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage.

10 So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests.

 

Laval agrees that the apostasy of the SDA/Evangelical Conferences of 1955-7, constituted the event that crucified Christ afresh. God was thus removed as a result of the apostasy that “removed God,” 1SM 205, just as the Spirit of His presence was removed from the Sanctuary when He was crucified on the cross.

 

Where we differ is:

 

·        On the point that the second call began.

·        How many martyrs are necessary to fulfill Matthew 22:6.

·        Whether or not M.L. Andreasen was a martyr when the leaders treated him so terribly that he incurred bleeding ulcers and bled to death!

·        Whether or not there have already been martyrs when there have been three to date (June 26, 2008), M.L. Andreasen, 1963 and two Africans in recent time.

·        Whether or not a teaching of Christ’s Merits ALONE will cause persecution.

·        Exactly what causes the persecution. A.T. Jones quoted Luther as saying that Rome would not have paid one whit of attention to him until he took away men and their money! That gives some insight into what causes persecution. The Jews feared the same thing in regard to the work of  Christ, and their fear came to fruition!

·        Whether or not we can remain in an apostate church after hearing and understanding the second call in our day. I say not. Laval says yes. He thus denies what occurred in the second call in the prefigure.

·        Whether or not the third call to the world is AFTER the murderous city, apostate Adventism is destroyed, Matthew 22:6-7, verse seven being the same event as Ezekiel 9:6 as fulfilled in A.D. 70, when the Romans destroyed Jerusalem.

·        Whether it involves a second “added time for probation” for the apostate structure, or for INDIVIDUALS in all fallen churches.

·        Laval denies Ellen White’s clear statement defining the Holy Spirit as the soul of Christ’s life, which means that He gave us His former DIVINE ONLY HOLY SPIRIT LIFE as a regenerating gift and took on human nature forever as part of His Being. So there were always the Father and the Son, but the Son’s Holy Spirit, which was always in existence, was cumbered when Christ was Incarnated into a human and He laid aside that Divine Only Being as a Divine Nature gift to us. There were then three distinct persons: Father, Holy Spirit, Christ united to humanity forever. God is a Spirit says scripture, and it also says that there is ONE ETERNAL SPIRIT—THE ETERNAL SPIRIT. That is the essence and substance of God that has existed eternally.

·        Laval has vowed to me that he will NEVER relinquish the central doctrine of Rome, the Trinity Doctrine.

·        Laval will not respond whatsoever after I have asked him many times about the following statements involving past examples of separation long before the close of Israel’s probation:

 

1.    "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.

2.    Ellen White’s counsel in the Alpha of Apostasy. What would she say today?!

3.    Jeremiah 11:9-15:

 

9 And the LORD said unto me, A conspiracy is found among the men of Judah, and among the inhabitants of Jerusalem.

10 They are turned back to the iniquities of their forefathers, which refused to hear my words; and they went after other gods to serve them: the house of Israel and the house of Judah have broken my covenant which I made with their fathers.

11 Therefore thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will bring evil upon them, which they shall not be able to escape; and though they shall cry unto me, I will not hearken unto them.

12 Then shall the cities of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem go, and cry unto the gods unto whom they offer incense: but they shall not save them at all in the time of their trouble.

13 For according to the number of thy cities were thy gods, O Judah; and according to the number of the streets of Jerusalem have ye set up altars to that shameful thing, even altars to burn incense unto Baal.

14 Therefore pray not thou for this people, neither lift up a cry or prayer for them: for I will not hear them in the time that they cry unto me for their trouble.

15 What hath my beloved to do in mine house, seeing she hath wrought lewdness with many, and the holy flesh is passed from thee? when thou doest evil, then thou rejoicest. [THEY CELEBRATE] Celebrationsis Movement from Pentecostalism and Vatican II.

 

4.     "The Sanhedrin had rejected Christ's message and was bent upon His death therefore Jesus departed from Jerusalem, from the priests, the temple, the religious leaders, the people who had been instructed in the law, and turned to another class to proclaim His message, and to gather out those who should carry the gospel to all nations.

As the light and life of men was rejected by the ecclesiastical authorities in the days of Christ, so it has been rejected in every succeeding generation. Again and again the history of Christ's withdrawal from Judea has been repeated. When the Reformers preached the word of God, they had no thought of separating themselves from the established church but the religious leaders would not tolerate the light, and those that bore it were forced to seek another class, who were longing for the truth. In our day few of the professed followers of the Reformers are actuated by their spirit. Few are listening for the voice of God, and ready to accept truth in whatever guise it may be presented. Often those who follow in the steps of the Reformers are forced to turn away from the churches they love, in order to declare the plain teaching of the word of God. And many times those who are seeking for light are by the same teaching obliged to leave the church of their fathers, that they may render obedience." E.G. White, Desire of Ages, 232. 

 

A number of folk have asked Laval about the two calls of Matthew 22:1-10 as Ellen White applies them in the following chapter, but he will not respond as to their time and place since 1844:

 

Matthew 22 Sermons and Talks

 

Called to the Wedding Feast

 

(Sermon by Ellen G. White In Washington, Township, Iowa, Cir. 1874.)

 

     The words which I have selected as a foundation for a few remarks you will find in the 22nd chapter of Matthew, beginning at the first verse. [Verses 1-10, quoted.] {1SAT 4.1}

 

     The portion of Scripture presented before us, which I have referred to and have presented before your minds, is of intense meaning--much more than I am able to explain. It is of great interest to us, and we should consider it, and let it have due weight upon our minds. We find by perusing God's sacred Word of inspiration that when the promised Messiah, the Son of God, came into the world His own people, even His own nation--the Jews--would not and did not receive Him. As we are told in the first chapter of St. John, "He came unto His own, and His own received Him not" (John 1:11). {1SAT 4.2}

 

     The provision was made, but they would not receive it. The Father Himself provided a ransom, even a sacrifice. His own dear Son submitted Himself to His Father's requirements, came into this sinful world, became a man of sorrow and acquainted with grief. He went about doing good, speaking in tones of tenderness, saying in the deepest and most fervent and sweetest accents ever uttered, "Come unto Me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart"; and He assures us we shall find rest to our souls. {1SAT 4.3}

 

     "Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage. But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise."

 

                                      -5- {1SAT 4.4}

 

     The great King Himself hath made a marriage for His Son. He hath sent forth His servants for many hundreds of years, saying, "Come, for all things are ready." But how little do they [people of the] world heed the invitation! They make light of it and go their ways to their worldly pursuits and worldly pleasures, the same as they have done for centuries. But the King sendeth forth His armies and destroys those murders and burns up their city, and we are told in the ninth chapter of Daniel, the 26th verse, that "the people of the Prince that shall come shall destroy the city...; and the end thereof shall be with a flood." {1SAT 5.1}

 

Note by Ron: Notice the “supplied” words above: [people of the] world, obviously supplied by the editors at the White Estate, because Ellen White is speaking of the second call to HIS PEOPLE, just before the murderous city is destroyed, and the third call goes to the world. This is a most devious deception by the White Estate for the true meaning is so obvious. End note.

 

     "Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy. Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage." {1SAT 5.2}

 

     In the 14th chapter of Luke, verse 16, we find that there was made a great supper and many were bidden. Servants were sent forth to say to those that were bidden, "Come; for all things are now ready" [verse 17]. But they made excuses. {1SAT 5.3}

 

     The King of the kingdom hath made a marriage supper for His Son. He hath sent forth His servants to say to those which are bidden, "Come to the marriage." The Lord is sending His servants, saying unto all who will hear, "Come, make ready for the great marriage supper of the Lamb; He is soon coming to receive all the faithful to the mansions prepared by Him, to partake of the feast which He hath prepared." He is sending, and hath been sending His servants for some thirty years past to say unto His people, "Come, make ready, put on your wedding garments; clothe yourselves with meekness, humility, and truth, and have yourselves clad in the righteousness of Christ, that you may be

                                      -6-

 

able to appear before Him, and enter into the guest chamber with those who shall sit with Me at the wedding of My Son." {1SAT 5.4}

 

     All must be clothed with the wedding garment in order to be accepted, lest we be found speechless. {1SAT 6.1}

 

     Is it not of the greatest importance that we be found having on the robe of righteousness, that we be ready when the Bridegroom cometh to enter in to the marriage supper? May we heed the invitation given and make ourselves ready that we may have admittance into the Master's house, that He say not unto us that none which were bidden shall taste of His supper. In the parable, those who were bidden heeded not its invitation, but continued excusing themselves, feasting upon the pleasures of this world as the masses do at the present time. {1SAT 6.2}

 

     The servants of God are inviting and entreating them to come away from the alluring scenes of this vain and fleeting world, to make ready for the marriage supper, but they will not come. We hear them saying, There's no danger; tomorrow shall be as this day and much more abundant; no need of being disturbed. We must needs attend to farms and merchandise and the things of this life, lest we lose worldly interests, and become poor and suffer want. They forget that He who careth for the little sparrows and clotheth the lilies of the field, careth for the humble, trusting soul, and will guide and direct all those who are ready to do His will, and bestow upon His dear children such things as they need. To all who through patience and perseverance overcome, He hath promised to give a crown of never fading glory, a robe of righteousness, and an entrance into the beautiful city of our God. {1SAT 6.3}

 

     This same King is sending forth His servants today. He is inviting His guests, saying, "Come, for all things are now ready." The Lord of the marriage

 

                                      -7-

 

is soon coming: behold, He is at the door. Delay not to open the door, lest He turn away from receiving you and you enter not into the marriage feast. Open the door and receive the Master, that you may enter into the mansions of everlasting rest and never fading glory prepared for all those that love Him. Who will make ready for the coming of Him who hath said, "Behold, I come quickly; and My reward is with Me, to give to every man according as his work shall be" [Rev. 22:12]. {1SAT 6.4}

 

     If we neglect our spiritual interests, neglect to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable unto God, which is our reasonable duty, we become entangled with the trifling cares of this life. If we even once omit our daily duty of calling upon God for His divine aid, His care and protection, we lose one day's enjoyment. We have not the sweet, melting influence of God's Holy Spirit attending us through the day, but we feel cast down and easily discouraged. The enemy of souls is ready to take advantage [of us] and often does, bringing us into captivity and sin. {1SAT 7.1}

 

     We may sometimes be cumbered about much serving, like Martha; but how much more commendable was the act of Mary, who sat and listened to the teachings of Jesus. He says, "Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things: but . . . . Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her" (Luke 10:41, 42). {1SAT 7.2}

 

     How many times the things of this vain, deceitful world come between us and our eternal interests! Temporal things spring up within our hearts and choke those things which are spiritual. We permit the enemy of righteousness to persuade us that we should attend to the things of this life. We now and then neglect greater duties lest we suffer want. If we faithfully entreat God to

 

                                      -8-

 

give us strength and to perform temporal duties, and at the same time to give us grace and wisdom to overcome evil; if we have our hopes centered above and our conversation in heaven, whence we look for the Son of man who has bidden to the marriage all who will come: who has gone up on high to prepare mansions for all those who love and keep His sayings, and has told us He is coming to receive us, we may enter in to the wedding feast with Him, that where He is there we may be also. If we turn away from those calls and invitations, what will be the consequence? {1SAT 7.3}

 

     In the 13th chapter of the Acts of the Apostles, 46th verse, we find that if we put God's work from us, and judge ourselves unworthy of everlasting life, we have no reason to expect an entrance into the kingdom. The 24th verse of the 14th chapter of Luke informs us that "none of those men which were bidden shall taste of my supper." {1SAT 8.1}

 

     The great eternal Father has prepared a marriage feast for His Son. Will we give heed to His servants who have been and are being sent forth to proclaim unto us the solemn invitation? Or shall we make light of it? Oh, why refuse to make ready for the marriage of the Son of God? There is room for all who will accept the invitation. None can say [that] those things were not duly represented. Remember, when the good man returns, those who are ready will go in to the feast and the door will be shut, and there will be no further entrance, for we read that when "the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door" (Luke 13:25), then those who would find admittance will hear the answer, "I know you not. . . ; depart from Me." {1SAT 8.2}

 

     May we heed well the solemn warning and make ready to enter into the wedding, that His house may be filled. God's Word informs us, "Blessed are they that do His commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city" (Rev. 22:14). May we be found faithful, and give diligence to our calling, and possess the promised reward of the faithful, is my prayer.--Ms 8, 1874. (MR 900.56) {1SAT 8.3}

 

End Matthew 22 Parable from Sermon and Talks

 

Probation Closes on a Generational Basis

 

 

Jeremiah 11:9-15 teaches the clear fact that God’s people, at the very least may commit unpardonable sin on a generational level even before any general probation ceases. God said not to even pray for that generation of Jews. They committed unpardonable sin, and the omega of apostasy new movement SDA cult, 1SM 204-5, calling itself the SDA church militant, is not a church at all because God’s presence has been removed. It is now a cult of the Synagogue of Satan. There is absolutely no benefit to such a church whatsoever, but there are implicit dangers—

 

·        Those who unite with the corrupt cannot become and/or remain pure because of the constant evil influence.

·        It is impossible for the wheat to mature for the harvest in such an environment.

·        The leaders and those who support and defend them will not tolerate light and truth.

·        Those who unite with the corrupt wilfully, knowingly, are corporately responsible for the apostasy of the corrupt.

·        All of the above are the reasons for every separation that has ever occurred and there has been a separation in every succeeding generation for only ONE of the above requisites given in Desire of Ages, 232, leaders not tolerating light.

 

Laval Picard ignores all these truths of God’s Word and the SOP, and instructs Adventists who have heard his message of partial righteousness by faith that they can remain in an apostate church until some nebulous time in the future when the persecution gets worse.

 

   “The convocations of the church, as in camp meetings, the assemblies of the home church, and all occasions where there is personal labor for souls, are God's appointed opportunities for giving the early and the latter rain.”--TM 508 (1897). {LDE 188.1}

 

     “The time of trouble has already begun. We hear continually of riots and accidents, of murders and robberies. Human life is no longer safe unless under the protection of God. God's servants must not be surprised that they meet with great difficulties and persecution at this time. In His day, the world's Redeemer, the Son of God, was shamefully treated by the people He came to bless. He had to go from city to city to ensure His safety, and this persecution followed Him until His work on earth was accomplished.” {21MR 101.5}

 

Is the Bride of Christ Prepared BEFORE the call to the Fallen Churches and the World

 

Another serious error of Laval Picard is that the bride of Christ is not chosen and prepared before the awakening of the 10 virgins--the Loud Cry to the world. In Christ’s Objects Lessons, p. 406, it says that it is the voice of God and the bride that awakens the ten virgins and Matthew 25:5 says that all 10 virgins slept. The bride gives the awakening cry. She is called by God BEFORE the Loud Cry begins. She constitutes the True Reformers called directly by God:

 

"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.

 

In the very time in which we live, the Lord has called His people and has given them a message to bear. He has called them to expose the wickedness of the man of sin who has made the Sunday law a distinctive power, who has thought to change times and laws, and to oppress the people of God who stand firmly to honor Him by keeping the only true Sabbath, the Sabbath creation, as holy unto the Lord. --Testimonies to Ministers, pp. 117, 118. {Ev 705.2}

 

There is to be "first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear." There must be a constant development of Christian virtue, a constant advancement in Christian experience. This we should seek with intensity of desire, that we may adorn the doctrine of Christ our Saviour. {RH, March 2, 1897 par. 3}

 

     Many have in a great measure failed to receive the former rain. They have not obtained all the benefits that God has thus provided for them. They expect that the lack will be supplied by the latter rain. When the richest abundance of grace shall be bestowed, they intend to open their hearts to receive it. They are making a terrible mistake. The work that God has begun in the human heart in giving his light and knowledge, must be continually going forward. Every individual must realize his own necessity. The heart must be emptied of every defilement, and cleansed for the indwelling of the Spirit. It was by the confession and forsaking of sin, by earnest prayer and consecration of themselves to God, that the early disciples prepared for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost. The same work, only in greater degree, must be done now. Then the human agent had only to ask for the blessing, and wait for the Lord to perfect the work concerning him. It is God who began the work, and he will finish his work, making man complete in Jesus Christ. But there must be no neglect of the grace represented by the former rain. Only those who are living up to the light they have, will receive greater light. Unless we are daily advancing in the exemplification of the active Christian virtues, we shall not recognize the manifestations of the Holy Spirit in the latter rain. It may be falling on hearts all around us, but we shall not discern or receive it. {RH, March 2, 1897 par. 4}

 

The Holy Spirit is already falling on hearts all around us, but most do not discern or receive it. They will not be prepared to recognize or receive greater manifestation of the Holy Spirit in the latter rain.

 

     “At no point in our experience can we dispense with the assistance of that which enables us to make the first start. The blessings received under the former rain are needful to us to the end. Yet these alone will not suffice. While we cherish the blessing of the early rain, we must not, on the other hand, lose sight of the fact that without the latter rain, to fill out the ears and ripen the grain, the harvest will not be ready for the sickle, and the labor of the sower will have been in vain. Divine grace is needed at the beginning, divine grace at every step of advance, and divine grace alone can complete the work. There is no place for us to rest in a careless attitude. We must never forget the warnings of Christ, "Watch unto prayer," "Watch and pray always." A connection with the divine agency every moment is essential to our progress. We may have had a measure of the Spirit of God, but by prayer and faith we are continually to seek more of the Spirit. It will never do to cease our efforts. If we do not progress, if we do not place ourselves in an attitude to receive both the former and the latter rain, we shall lose our souls, and the responsibility will lie at our own door. {RH, March 2, 1897 par. 5}

 

Persecution—Why There is None! What Causes it?

 

Read what Ellen White has to say about persecution and why there is none!

 

Conclusion

I am not saying that Laval Picard is a Jesuit. I will leave judgment to God, but Laval is highly secretive, as Jesuit would be. He will tell no one how he makes a living. He claims that he does not attend any SDA church and that he has not entered one for years. This causes wonderment as to whether or not he is a Jesuit in our midsts. Apparently, he is not married. He lives alone in celibacy

Whether or not Laval Picard is a Jesuit, there could be no more clever and subtle a ruse invented by Satan himself than to pretend to teach the solemn subject of Righteousness by faith in Christ and His Merits, while teaching out of the other side of the mouth that it is knowingly, wilfully okay to corporately violate the first and second angel’s messages and the Midnight Cry by remaining in a church that is so engaged. That is the deception of all deceptions!

Sadly, there are SDA preachers who have said publicly that they will never teach the three angel’s messages because they are unpopular. Yes, it is those messages that cause persecution. It is the message that we must come out of all churches that violate those messages that is unpopular and causes persecution.

Laval has vowed to my publicly that we will never see eye to eye and I think the evidence demonstrates the reasons he is right!

God bless all

rb