Malicious lies are being circulated concerning me, even by my
own daughter and her husband. They are adamant for remaining with the apostate
SDA church and it appears that they are willing to say just about anything
against me to discredit my ministry.
My daughter is telling folk that I was early influenced by a
Shepherd’s Rod couple. I tell you
before the Lord God Almighty, that I have never even personally met a
Shepherd’s Rod person and that I have never been one whit influenced by any
Shepherd’s Rod person!
The couple that early influenced me were Ethel and Eugene
(Harvey) Sykes. They were removed from an SDA church in Michigan for teaching
about the heresies of the church in the 1950’s. They never uttered the word
Shepherd’s Rod. They taught much after the order of the late Fred T. Wright
who was never associated with the Shepherd’s Rod, as many of his follows
today can attest. The Sykes never mentioned Ezekiel 9. I discovered that by
way of my own private studies.
Many have errantly deduced that just because I teach the
following statements by Ellen White, that I have been influenced by the
Shepherd’s Rod. That could not be further from the truth.
I have received a number of letters and e-mail charging me
with being a Shepherd’s Rod just because I teach what Ellen White teaches on
Ezekiel 9. I defy anyone to demonstrate that I teach what the Rod teaches.
Rather, I have exposed their errors on my Website and on SDA Internet groups.
My first realization that Ezekiel 9 had another literal
fulfillment was when I read Testimonies,
Vol. 5, p. 211, many decades ago:
we see that the (SDA) church-the Lord's sanctuary-was the first ("For
the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God. 1 Peter 4:17)
to feel the stroke of the wrath of God. ("The wrath of God"=the 7
last plagues-Early Writings, 36, 52, 64, 289; Revelation 15:1, 7; 16:1.) The
ancient men, those who had stood as guardians of the spiritual interest of
the people, had betrayed their trust. They had taken the position that we
need not look for miracles and the marked manifestation of God's power as in
former days. Times have changed. These words strengthen their unbelief, and
they say: The Lord will not do good, neither will He do evil. He is too
merciful to visit His people in judgment. ("He loves us so much, no
matter what we do, we'll always be the apple of His eye.") Thus Peace
and safety' is the cry from men who will never again lift up their voice like
a trumpet to show God's people their transgressions and the house of Jacob
(the leadership) their sins. These dumb dogs that would not bark are the ones
who feel the just vengeance of an offended God. Men, maidens, and little
children ALL perish together." (ALL excludes nobody-not one. ALL from
the leadership to the cradle roll are slain!) Testimonies, Vol. 5, p.
Then I searched out more of what Ellen White had to say on
Ezekiel 9 and found the following statements by Ellen White:
Who is modern spiritual
Israel in the Statements below?
the 9th chapter of Ezekiel. These words will be literally fulfilled yet the
time is passing, and the people are asleep. They refuse to humble their souls
and to be converted. Not a great while longer will the Lord bear with the
people who have such great and important truths revealed to them, but who
refuse to bring these truths into their individual experience. The time is
short. God is calling will YOU hear? Will YOU receive His message? Will YOU
be converted before it is too late? Soon, very soon, every case will be
decided for eternity. Letter 106, 1909, pp. 2, 3, 5, 7. (To "The
churches in Oakland and Berkeley, September 26, 1909.)" E. G. White
Manuscript Releases Volume One, p.
time will soon come when the prophecy of Ezekiel 9 will be fulfilled; that
prophecy should be carefully studied, for it will be fulfilled to the very letter.”— Ellen
G. White 1888 Materials, p. 1303.
The Signs of the Times, February 12, 1880:
“The desolation of Jerusalem stands as a solemn warning before the eyes of modern
desolation of Jerusalem in the days of Jeremiah is a solemn warning to modern Israel, that the
counsels and admonitions given them through chosen instrumentalities cannot
be disregarded with impunity.” Prophets and Kings, 416.
“In some cases, BEFORE the time specified in the
decree, enemies will rush upon the waiting ones to put them to death.” E.G. White, The 1884 edition of The
Great Controversy, p. 447.
asked the Lord to show me from Scripture that Ezekiel 9 would be literally
fulfilled again. He pointed me to Ezekiel 5:9 and showed me that this verse,
combined with Matthew 24:21, proves that Ezekiel 9 will have another literal
fulfilment at the end-time, because that is when the worst thing that God
ever permits to happen, occurs.
It is a sad day when even one’s own
offspring will betray them with grievous lies. But the Bible has warned us
that a man’s enemies will be of his own household.
I was a member of Karl Wagner’s group
SDAIssues for a number of years. Karl did an in-depth study of the Shepherd’s
Rod. He asked permission to use some of my findings against them. Someone on
his group charged me as being a Shepherd’s Rod person, and Karl told them I
certainly was no Shepherd’s Rodman! A person I will call Gar, who was then a
member of that same forum, who knows very well I am not a Shepherd’s Rod
believer, is now on Adventist-fm forum repeating the lie of my daughter to
him that I was early influenced by the Shepherd’s Rod. That is a total
Satanic lie on the part of my daughter and anyone else who repeats it. Those
who choose to misrepresent me in such a lying misrepresentation will not fare
well in the judgment.
This person, Gar, has vacillated on my
message nine times as of March 12, 2010. He solicited my daughter for lying
information against me. I have told him privately that against my salvation,
what my daughter has told him is completely false, yet he continues his
diatribe against me and against the clear and clarion truth. Those who
recognize truth should be able to see his deceptiveness by having received
and then denounced the truth so many times.
Interestingly enough, Gar has a daughter who
has rejected the truth and tells what he regards as abominable lies against
him. Yet he is all too willing to believe such lies told to him personally by
my daughter. I once sent Gar’s wife $400 for pain medication until she could
get on MediCare, and this is the thanks I get! The Lord has surely shown me
that Gar is going to have a lot of blood on his back in the judgment, as will
my daughter and her husband. Such persons seem to think that they are doing
God service by defending the apostate church and that any means justifies
that end. They seem to believe that God will wink at their abominable lies.
My daughter and her husband don’t have a
clue as to what I was taught in my early teen years by the Sykes. Neither did
my immediate family, because they did not want me to listen to the Sykes
because they knew they had been disfellowshipped from the church, so I told
them nothing that I learned by spending many hours with them.
The Sykes had a separate building just for
their books and were very well read. They knew the truth inside and out. I
have always been grateful to the Lord for their early teaching and influence
in my life. They said that the Lord showed them that one day I would do a
great work for Him. I did not understand that at the time, but I did years