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“Divisions will come in the church. Two parties will be developed. The wheat and tares grow up together for the harvest.”--2SM 114 (1896). {LDE 172.3}

 

“In the issue of the great contest two parties are developed, those who ‘worship the beast and his image,’ and receive his mark, and those who receive ‘the seal of the living God,’ who have the ‘Father's name written in their foreheads.’ This is not a visible mark (ST Nov. 1, 1899).”

“The Saviour comes with jewels of truth of the richest value in distinction from all counterfeits, all that is spurious. He comes to every house, to every door; He is knocking, presenting His priceless treasure, urging, ‘Buy of me.’”{OHC 350.6}

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September 12, 2010

 

What follows is what God showed me in vision in the midnight hours of September 12, 2010, regarding the cherished error concerning two parties, wheat and tares, existing in the church until the harvest, which concept is totally misinterpreted and/or misrepresented as supporting two parties (the true and the apostate corrupt) dwelling in the church until the harvest.

 

The real meaning of the statement is that two parties, the wheat and tares will dwell together until the harvest, not wheat and corrupt apostate sinners. The leaders have confounded the truth on this issue so that they will NEVER AGAIN have to show the House of Jacob its sins, 5T 211.

 

In addition, I am including some of the early visions I experienced regarding the cherished errors of professing Seventh-day Adventist leaders and laity alike.

 

The Cherished Error Concerning the Wheat and Tares

 

The fact that tares are not open sinners is proven by the fact that Ellen White said open sinners should be either reformed, or if they won’t be reformed, removed from the church. She said we would have to impugn (judge) the motives of tares to remove them and we cannot judge motives. So this is another cherished error that the Holy Spirit has sent in its correct framework of truth via my ministry which was commissioned to expose such foolish and deadly errors.

 

When the Lord first commissioned me and dedicated my ministry, He showed me that one of the primary works He would perform through me was to correct the long-cherished errors of the leaders and laity alike, by enabling me to set the jewels of God’s word and Ellen White’s intended interpretations in the framework of truth.

 

Ellen White clearly says that if the Saviour came to us today He would have to do a similar work in clearing away the rubbish of tradition, ceremony, and misrepresentation of Ellen White’s statements as well as certain Bible teachings that the church does not even recognize such as the fact that all of the ancient prophets wrote more for us than the Jews, because we have their example.

 

Thus, it is a compliment when after 10 years after I announced that my ministry was primarily to expose the cherished errors of Adventism per its misinterpretations and/or misrepresentations of Scripture and Ellen White’s writings, that DD accused my visions of being just a compilation  of Ellen White’s writings that I try to “push off” as visions. Here is DD statement on Adventist-fm group

 

Any one who has read the visions of Ron BAALieu can readily see they are just a compilation of Ellen White's Writings that he tries to push off a a vision. Yet his followers being under the control of NLP do not realize this.”

 

Finally, after about 10 years, he is beginning to understand that I my prime commission from the Lord, is to set SDA misconceptions of Scripture and Ellen White in the framework of truth, and in order to do that I have to quote Scripture and Ellen White and the errant position of the church in order to give the correct version.

 

He fails to credit me with correcting the church’s version of Ezekiel 9, wherein it teaches the preterist view that Ezekiel 9 was fulfilled by the Nebuchadnezzar captivities. One of DD’s mentors, Ulicia Unruh, taught him that and even after I exposed the error of that serious conclusion by SDA thought leaders and Ulicia, the wife of an SDA minister, DD continues to post her views stating that grave error and he did so again just recently on Adventist-fm forum.

 

DD fails to credit me with the fact that I have given the proper order for the future literal fulfillment per Matthew 22:1-10, pointing out that verse 7 is the same event as Ezekiel 9.

 

DD regularly denies Ellen White’s statement that all the ancient prophets wrote more for us than the Jews, which I have shown him scores of times over the last decade. He shows disbelief in Ellen White by commenting that such verses as Isaiah 37:31, 32 applied only to the Jews, and that Ezekiel 22:17-31 depicting how the dross (tares) are gathered into the apostate “Jerusalem” church applied only to the Jews. Thus, if he is not a Jesuit in reality, he regularly applies Jesuit-like preterism to the Scriptures, just as one of DD’s supporters recently misapplied Matthew 24:21, the Great Tribulation, to the Dark Ages ONLY.

 

The Lord has given me the spiritual discernment in being able to set forth all the weight of evidence concerning Ellen White’s statements on various important issues in their correct framework so that nothing contradicts. Thank you DD for that important observation that in my visions I restate Ellen White’s quotes that you your errant leaders misinterpret and misapply just as the Jews misapplied the promises of God through the writings of the ancient prophet to them.

 

Your timely accusation affirms and confirms exactly what the Lord commissioned me to do at the inception of my ministry. One of my very first documents involved an unmasking of the cherished errors of Adventism. This document is not far down on the main menu of my Website.

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Ellen White said that the Jews misunderstood the conditionality of the promises of God to them through the ancient prophets. They were so blind to those promises that they misconstrued and misunderstood Isaiah’s description of the coming of the Messiah to the point that they did not recognize Him when He came to them.

 

My visions will continue to unmask the cherished errors of Adventist leaders and laity alike. One of the most profound manifestations of this commission that was fulfilled through me by the Holy Spirit, was the unmasking of the literal time that Ezekiel 9 occurred in history.

 

Some 44 thought leaders of the SDA Bible Commentary stated that Ezekiel 9 was fulfilled in the captivities of God’s people under Nebuchadnezzar.

 

That is about as similar to any Jesuit preterism as any interpretation of Scripture could get! God intended that the captivities under Nebuchadnezzar would function to reform His people, not slaughter and destroy them in any fulfillment of Ezekiel 9.

 

Though it is true that some Jews were killed because they rejected God’s counsel to them not to resist Nebuchadnezzar’s armies, they certainly did not experience any Ezekiel 9 sealing and slaughter as a result of those captivities.

 

The literal fulfillment of Ezekiel 9, set in the framework of truth, occurred ONLY in A.D. 70. This event could have occurred only after the 70 weeks (490 years) of probation was over and that ended in 34 A.D. commensurate with the stoning of Stephen. Only then could the man in linen (Christ) put a MARK (SEAL) on the faithful in the city of Jerusalem, because any period prior to that time they were on probation. Thus, God used me to make a classic revisionist correction of a grave error mad e by 44 of the brightest thought leader contributors to the SDA Bible Commentary.

 

This is most remarkable. All of those men should have read those volumes to make important corrections, but either that was not done, or they all missed the correct application of this event that is so important it is referred to as a prefigure event by Ellen White, The Great Controversy, p. 25.

 

The leaders totally missed this prefigure event as to correct time, place and circumstance as depicted in The Great Controversy, Chapter 1. Page 25, which identifies this event as a prefigure type of what will transpire at the end of all things.

 

As well, Matthew 22:7 is the exact event described in Ezekiel 9:6, and that verse in Matthew 22 gives the order and time of its fulfillment—being after the two calls to the Jews made by the servants of God.

 

So I have set the record straight as regards these Scriptural events as well with the aid of the Holy Spirit. When you realize that the SDA Bible Commentary series has been in publication since 1957, and has been revised without correcting that serious error, you can begin to see the truth of Ellen White’s statement I cite further down in this document about the cherished errors of the SDA prophets (leaders) today and what Jesus would have to do if He came today. But Jesus is achieving that unmasking of cherished errors through His servants today.

 

It is interesting that DD accuses me of using NLP Eriksonian hypnosis, when SDA leaders sent hundreds of SDA ministers to learn NLP from Babylonian teachers. But DD does not seem the least concerned with that fact. He is hell bent on attributing any correction to the errors I expose to the Satanic use of Neuro-Linguistic Programming and hypnosis on my part when I know absolutely nothing about either except for the fact that I read from Vance Ferrell that Eriksonian hypnosis is a method of hypnosis that is so subtle that the subject does not know that he/she is being hypnotized.

 

Have SDA Leaders Used Hypnosis as Ellen White Prophesied They Would?

 

Hypnotism Hypnosis— "The time has come where even in the church and in our institutions, some will depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils. But God will keep that which is committed to Him. Let us draw near to Him, that He may draw near to us. Let us bear a plain, clear testimony right to the point, that HYPNOTISM is being used by those who have departed from the faith and that we are not to link up with them. Through those who depart from the faith, the power of the enemy will be exercised to lead other astray." E.G. White, Selected Messages, Bk. 3, pp. 411, 412.

 

It should be clear to the discerning reader that one does not have to depart from the church to depart from the faith!

 

God Forbids the Learning or Teaching of Hypnosis.-- "Neither one of you should study the science in which you have been interested. To study this science is to pluck the fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil. God forbids you or any other mortal to learn or to teach such a science. The fact that you have had anything to do with this science ought alone to be sufficient to show you, Brother N, the inconsistency of your being the leading physician in the sanitarium. . . ." {2MCP 716.1}

 

The cherished errors of the SDA church have been cited over and over again so many times it has had a hypnotic, mesmerizing affect on the people. And the debriefing will require a repetition that some might find tedious, but those who love truth will cherish every expose` of the cherished errors. I thank God for the few he has given me who encourage me by their support and long suffering willingness to withstand repeated unmasking of the errors from different perspectives of God’s Word and the Spirit of Prophecy, made manifest by the Holy Spirit’s aid in taking all the weight of evidence and reinterpreting it so that nothing contradicts, for only then can we know that we are not in error.

 

Ellen White said that leaders who had departed from the faith (not necessarily the church) would use hypnosis way back in Ellen white’s day. In this context, it becomes even more interesting that DD accuses me of using Neuro-linguistic Programming and hypnosis on God’s people, when it is the leadership of the church that has paid large sums to send its pastors to learn the techniques of that persuasive device of Satan. But DD does not sigh and cry about that abominations and use of the sacred tithe on the part of the new movement leaders.

 

Why does DD not sigh and cry for the abominations? Because he believes and teaches the cherished error that all the workers of abomination in the SDA church will be sifted and shaken out of that church, and this document will prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that such a teaching is totally false, and that if such were to accrue, there would be no apostate “Jerusalem” church where Ezekiel 9 would begin.

 

As stated, NLP implements Eriksonian hypnosis which is a technique that is so subtle the subject is unaware of being hypnotized. This is how Satan is holding the members in the church in abeyance to long cherished errors just as he did with the apostate Jews for centuries. Paul said this state of apostasy would have its end-time counterpart, to wit:

 

COUNTERPART: "The Lord commanded one of his ancient servants, 'Pray not thou for this people [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 [leaders] 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,  11-07-82.

 

How can folk like DD defend the apostate leaders when Paul tells us not to even pray for them when they do what they have already done?! But I really know the answer to that riddle. God has shown me that He will use DD as Satan’s stooge to recite the cherished error misinterpretations afresh that He may guide me in meeting them as He sees fit.

 

But all this is of no other credit to DD, for God showed me he will continue in his defense of the cherished errors until meeting his fate of loss of eternal life that will end in his tragic and agonizing demise. God has chosen his delusions, and he has chosen me to unmask them. Of course, DD believes this to be the opposite—that I am the one deluded and he is chosen to unmask my errors.

 

What DD fails to discern is what Ellen White says Jesus would have to do if He came today—in clearing away the rubbish of long-cherished errors.

 

DD and the leaders and laity in general defend the cherished and long established views of the church’s loftiest thought leaders who have misapplied and misinterpreted Ellen White and Scripture to suit their ability to bear rule by their means such as “rule or ruin,” tactics and the imposition of man’s philosophy. But prayerfully consider what Ellen White says Jesus would do if He came to us today, to wit:


"In the time of the Saviour, the Jews had so covered over the precious jewels of truth with the rubbish of tradition and fable, that it was impossible to distinguish the true from the false. The Saviour came to clear away the rubbish of superstition and long-cherished errors, and to set the jewels of God's word in the framework of truth. What would the Saviour do if he should come to us [SDA’s]now as he did to the Jews? He would have to do a similar work in clearing away the rubbish of tradition and ceremony. The Jews were greatly disturbed when he did this work [As are SDAs today!]. They had lost sight of the original truth of God, but Christ brought it again to view. It is our work to free the precious truths of God from superstition and error." E.G. White,  Review and Herald, Vol. 2, 308. 

 

“The Lord commanded one of his ancient servants, "Pray not thou for this people, 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 [leaders as professing representatives of God] 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.” {RH, November 7, 1882 par. 8}

 

Compare the above two statements with the prophesied omega of apostasy new movement below and make the proper associations. Witness the rule or ruin arrogant attitude of the leaders who permit nothing to stand in their way as they implement the intellectual philosophy of man in lieu of God’s Word:

 

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

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

 

I have presented all the statements in this document to DD for about 10 years now, but he does not believe them, and that is partly because he has determined that the majority of Adventists must be right. But in reality he has permitted Satan to convince his mind to such a degree that he will never again be moved to see the light of truth. He has transcended into a state of darkness in proportion to the light of truth he has rejected over a period of ten years now, and that is a lot of rejection of light from the Holy Spirit. That is true grieving away of the Holy Spirit, the ultimate unpardonable sin. His course now will be that of mocking, scoffing and derision of all truth he is confronted with. But God will use that to His own benefit.

 

Let us thank God for using DD as a real live instrument of Satan to agitate the cherished errors of Adventism so that they might be exposed and met in a real life embattlement involving real subjects, he and me—which actually makes the unmasking more dramatic and meaningful when it involves actual personalities in battle over sifting, shaking issues rather than less personal demonstrations.

 

This is real life and death drama. Accept it and take every benefit from it that you can glean with the aid of the Holy Spirit’s promptings of spiritual discernment, for spiritual things are spiritually discerned. Thank you Lord for this real life situation ethics revelation of the cherished errors of Adventism that we may avoid Satan’s entrapments and the perfection of his state of the art devices in this end time.

 

The Lord has shown me that Roger Morneau is a close accomplice in the same line of Satanic endeavor DD has imbibed, and Morneau is often quoted by DD.

 

Morneau buoys up the same cherished errors defended by DD, and teaches the same erroneous error that the bad will be shaken out of rather than into the midsts of apostate Jerusalem for slaughter and burning, Ezekiel 22:17-31. DD, Morneau, and most SDA’s apply these verses preteristically to ancient Jerusalem only. This is quite amazing when Ellen White says that Ezekiel 9 will be literally fulfilled again, and Ezekiel 22:17-31 is what occurred literally in the last literal fulfillment of Ezekiel 9, so any future literal fulfillment must be like the last as to who is shaken from whom and where and what the dross is shaken into.

 

The Lord has shown me that Morneau will be especially effective in derailing many of the French by his defense of the church’s long held cherished errors conducted in a manner to persuade folk to remain in the apostate new movement for the next Ezekiel 9 slaughter which will come in the order stated in Matthew 22:1-10 and Ezekiel chapter 5, contrary to the misinterpretation of many SDA’s of Ellen White’s Great Controversy, 653-656 description of Ezekiel 9 which, in this application, applies to Babylon as established in the context of the last paragraph of page 653.

 

Where Ezekiel 9 Begins

 

Ezekiel 9 begins at Jerusalem, not Babylon. The Babylonians inflict the slaughter of Ezekiel 9 upon the apostate “Jerusalem,” SDA church. This slaughter of the apostate murderous city symbolized by “Jerusalem” in prefigure type, will occur in the order of Matthew 22:1-10, because Matthew 22:7 is the same event as Ezekiel 9:6, depicting the destruction of the murderous city (church) apostate Jerusalem for that is where Ezekiel 9 BEGINS.

 

This is yet another cherished error exposed for God’s true and faithful people. Ezekiel 9 begins at God’s apostate Jerusalem Sanctuary, not with Babylon. Ezekiel chapter 5 further delineates this destruction of the church as an example of the outcome of a people who defy God’s advanced light to conspire with His enemies. The church is made a taught and an instruction (an example) of what happens to a “chosen people” who disobey God.

 

Nominal Adventist are “Also” Those who Reject Present Truth

 

“At Oswego, New York, September 7, 1850, the Lord showed me that a great work must be done for His people before they could stand in the battle in the day of the Lord. I was pointed to those who claim to be Adventists, but who reject the present truth, and saw that they were crumbling and that the hand of the Lord was in their midst to divide and scatter them now in the gathering time, so that the precious jewels among them, who have formerly been deceived, may have their eyes opened to see their true state. And now when the truth is presented to them by the Lord's messengers, they are prepared to listen, and see its beauty and harmony, and to leave their former associates and errors, embrace the precious truth and stand where they can define their position.” -Early Writings, 69.2

 

There is a most foolish cherished error amongst professing Seventh-day Adventists to the effect that nominal Adventists is a term that applies only to a group of Adventists circa 1844 and on who did not accept the Sabbath and the teachings of the group represented by Ellen White. Though it is true that group in Albany New York were nominal Adventists, that is not the only truth and definition of nominal Adventists. Ellen White clearly stated that nominal Adventists included those who reject present truth—and that only makes perfect common sense.

 

Nominal Adventists Updated to the End-time via A Call Out from Nominal Adventists

 

Would you reckon that a church that has removed God and pillar doctrines and substituted human philosophy instead, is a nominal (name only) Adventist church? Would you reckon such a church rejects present truth?

 

This is another of Ellen White’s clear and clarion “ANOTHER COMING OUT” “CALL OUT” statements!

 

The following statement by Ellen White will astound any sincere Adventists. She is clearly saying that God has honest children among nominal Adventists, in addition to the fallen churches, who will yet be CALLED OUT FROM THOSE CHURCHES before the plagues shall be poured out.

 

"I saw that God had honest children among the nominal Adventists, and the fallen churches, and ministers and people will yet be called out from these churches, before the plagues shall be poured out, and they will gladly embrace the truth. Satan knows this, and before the loud cry of the third angel, raises an excitement in these religious bodies, that those who have rejected the truth may think God is with them. He hopes to deceive the honest, and lead them to think that God is still working for the churches. But the light will shine, and every one of the honest ones will leave the fallen churches, and take their stand with the remnant." The Great Controversy, 1858 edition, p. 172.

 

The 1858 Great Controversy, was the first edition of that book.

 

More Proof of a Nominal Adventist Church Alive and Apostate at the Time of Trouble

 

 "I saw the nominal church and nominal Adventists, like Judas, would betray us to the Catholics to obtain their influence to come against the truth. The saints then will be an obscure [hidden] people, little known to the Catholics but the churches and nominal Adventists who know of our faith and customs (for they hate us on account of the Sabbath, for they could not refute it) will betray the saints and report them to the Catholics as those who disregard the institutions of the people that is, that they keep the Sabbath and disregard Sunday.”

 

Nominal Adventists as defined by Ellen White: “Page 33 [EW]: Nominal Adventists.—Those who united in sounding the first and second angels’ messages but who rejected the third angel’s message with its Sabbath truth, but nonetheless continued to espouse the Advent hope, are referred to my Mrs. White  as the ‘nominal Adventists,’ or those who “reject the present truth” (page 69 [EW], also ‘different parties of professed Advent believers’ (page 124.” Early Writings Appendix, p. 299.

 

Is there any question whether or not omega of apostasy new movement SDA’s reject present and past truth of the SDA pioneers?

 

Who is the true remnant as defined by the Spirit of Prophecy?

 

"The woman is a symbol of the church, and the remnant of the church represents the Christians of the last generation of men, living just prior to the second advent. The dragon makes war on these for keeping the commandments of God, Sabbath and all, and having the testimony of Jesus Christ, which, according to the inspired definition of chap. xix, 10, 'is the spirit of prophecy.' Here, then, are the causes of the dragon's warfare upon the remnant. They teach the observance of the ten commandments, and the revival of the gifts, and acknowledge the gift of prophecy among them. When the Devil got one foot upon the fourth commandment, and the other upon the gifts planted in the Christian church by Jesus Christ, then his satanic majesty was filled with revengeful delight. But when the remnant, whom God designs to fit for translation to Heaven without seeing death, 'ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein,' then the dragon is wroth, and makes war on them.

The true spirit of the dragonic host, which is already being somewhat developed, is vividly described in Isa. xxx, 8-13, as being manifested just prior to the sudden destruction of those who hate the pure testimony, and love smooth and deceitful things." E. G. White, Spiritual Gifts, Vol. III, 26, 27.

 

It is the above remnant that go forth out of apostate “Jerusalem” SDA church per Isaiah 37:31, 31, where the Ezekiel 9 slaughter BEGINS.

 

The remnant cannot be ALL CHRISTIANS of the last generation of men living just prior to the second advent, or there were be no martyrs, and Ellen White said there will be many martyrs.

 

The Two Parties that Dwell Together Till the Harvest

 

When all the evidence available is gathered  together on the issue of two parties and interpreted so that nothing contradicts, a very different picture emerges than is commonly thought and interpreted. There are 60 entries for the words “two parties.” I read them all and not one of them instructs that we are to join with a corrupt, apostate church until the harvest. Search them at the White Estate and read them for yourselves. I will present the most compelling of those statements within this document.

 

It will become abundantly clear that when Ellen White speaks of two parties dwelling together in the church until the harvest, there are serious qualifications as to which state of the church these two parties can dwell together in. The two parties cannot dwell together in a corrupt church! Wheat and tares can dwell together because tares are merely insincere Christians whose motives we would have to judge in order to uproot them. Corrupt apostate sinners are quite another entity that we were always to separate from. From the earliest history of the Christian church, Christ separated the wheat and tares from any corrupt, apostate church.

 

 "Christ was a protestant...The Reformers date back to Christ and the apostles. They came out and separated themselves from a religion of forms and ceremonies. Luther and his followers did not invent the reformed religion. They simply accepted it as presented by Christ and the apostles." E.G. White, Review and Herald, vol. 2, 48, col. 2.  

 

Even though Christ and His followers separated, they still had at least one tare in their group—Judas. He was not an open sinner until he betrayed Jesus to the Romans. Tares will dwell together with the wheat in home churches till the harvest, but the wheat is not to unite with open sinning apostates who reject truth (and will not tolerate it) and teach antichrist doctrines. That has been a separating “line in the sand,” for every succeeding generation, Desire of Ages, 232.

 

If the two parties can dwell together in a corrupt, apostate church, then Jesus and His followers should never have separated from the apostate Jewish church. Protestants should never have separated from the Catholic church. Adventists should have never separated from the apostate, fallen protestant churches. It should be clear to any thinking person with spiritual discernment that the wheat cannot mature amongst an open sinning, corrupt, apostate church. That is not my personals opinion. That is God’s assessment, to wit:

 

"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.

 

"The thorns of sin will grow in any soil they need no cultivation but grace must be carefully cultivated. The briers and thorns are always ready to spring up, and the work of purification must advance continually....

The thorns that have been cut off but not uprooted grow space, until the soul [and/or the church] is overspread with them." E. G. White,  Christ's Object Lessons, 50.

 

Mat 7:16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

 

Mat 13:7 And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them:

 

Mar 4:7 And some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up, and choked it, and it yielded no fruit.

 

Mar 4:18 And these are they which are sown among thorns; such as hear the word,

 

Mar 4:19   And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful. 

 

Luk 8:14 And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of [this] life, and bring no fruit to perfection.

 

Hbr 6:8 But that which beareth thorns and briers [is] rejected, and [is] nigh unto cursing; whose end [is] to be burned.

 

Some think that thorns are only the cares of this world that choke out the spiritual life of the individual Christian. But Ellen White speaks of thorny-ground hearers. These types of hearers only are corrupt, open sinning leaders and individual laymen open sinners in the church who choke the wheat and make it impossible for the wheat to mature.

 

Thorny-ground Hearers

By Mrs. E. G. White.

     "And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them." "He also that received seed among thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful."  {RH, June 21, 1892 par. 1}

    
In the thorns that choke the good seed, the Great Teacher would depict the dangers that are around those who hear the word of God; for there are foes on every hand to make of no effect the precious truth of God. All that draws the affections from God, all that fills the attention so that Christ has no room in the heart, must be renounced if the seed of truth is to flourish in the soul. Jesus specifies the things that are dangerous to the soul. He says the cares of the world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the desire for other things, choke the word, the growing spiritual seed, so that the soul does not draw nourishment from Christ, as does the branch from the vine, and the spiritual life dies from the heart. Love of the world, love of its pleasures and display, and love of other things, keep the soul away from God; for he who loves the world does not depend upon God for his courage, his hope, his joy. He knows not what it is to have the joy of Christ, for this is the joy of leading others to the Fountain of life, of winning souls from sin to righteousness.  {RH, June 21, 1892 par. 2}


Thorns sprung up.--The thorns made it impossible for the wheat to mature.
(Luke 8:4-7).

 

4 And when much people were gathered together, and were come to him out of every city, he spake by a parable: 5 A sower went out to sow his seed: and as he sowed, some fell by the way side; and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured it. 6 And some fell upon a rock; and as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away, because it lacked moisture. 7 And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprang up with it, and choked it.  Luke 8:4-7.
 
In the same way, secular interests often prevent the fruits of the Spirit
from reaching maturity. (Gal. 5:22, 23).

 

"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. The church teaches two different gospels. The false gospel taught is that
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.

 

Question: Did the church that Jesus and His disciples formed in Jerusalem and elsewhere teach two different gospels? No it did not. It is Satan who mixes truth and error. But God would have a church that labors to separate the evil from the good—whose members will not willingly tolerate wrong-doing.

 

"Christ speaks of the church over which Satan presides as the synagogue of Satan. Its members are the children of disobedience. They are those who choose to sin, who labor to make void the holy law of God. It is Satan's work to mingle evil with good, and to remove the distinction between good and evil.

Christ would have a church that labors to separate the evil from the good, whose members will not willingly tolerate wrong-doing, but will expel it form the heart and life." E.G White, Review and Herald Articles, Vol. 4, 243, cf. Signs of the Times, March 1, 1910.

 

"Christ has plainly taught that those who persist in open sin must be separated from the church, but He has not committed to us the work of judging character and motive.  He knows our nature too well to entrust this work to us.  Should we try to uproot from the church those whom we suppose to be spurious Christians, we should be sure to make mistakes.  Often we regard as hopeless subjects the very one whom Christ is drawing to Himself, it would perhaps extinguish their last hope.  Many who think themselves Christians will at last be found wanting.  Many will be in heaven who their neighbors supposed would never enter there.  Man judges from appearance, but God judges the heart.  The tares and the wheat are to grow together until the harvest; and the harvest is the end of probationary time." COL 71.

 

Clearly, tares are not open sinners. They are insincere believers whose motives we would have to judge in order to uproot them. But we don’t have to know or judge the motives of those who persist in open sin. We just have to recognize it and expel it from the church or the church will be over-ridden with thorns who will make it impossible for the wheat to mature by choking it out and killing it before it matures.  That is why it is IMPOSSIBLE to unite with the corrupt and remain/become pure. God makes that proclamation, yet there are many foolish virgins who don’t believe God. They say they are going to remain united with the corrupt in order to warn them. Were that God’s plan, they should also unite with fallen Babylon to warn them. Did Jesus and His followers unite with apostate Jerusalem in order to better warn them. No, emphatically no! Here is what they did:

 

Paul left

 

"And as they persisted in their rejection of the gospel the apostle (Paul) went into the synagogue, and spake boldly for the space of three months, disputing and persuading the things concerning the kingdom of God. But when divers were hardened, and believed not, but spake evil of that way before the multitude, he departed from them, and separated the disciples, disputing daily in the school of one Tyrannus." Acts, 19:8, 9.

 

"Fearing that the faith of the believers would be endangered by continued association with these opposers of the truth, Paul separated from them, and gathered the disciples into a distinct body." E.G. White, Acts of the Apostles, p. 286. 

 

Did Paul leave because the Jews were teaching four Babylonian doctrine? Nay! He left because of the corruption of the apostate Jewish church and felt that the faith of the believers would be endangered by continued association with the opposers of truth—the Synagogue of Satan.

 

Leave them "If God has any new light to communicate, He will let His chosen and beloved understand it, without their going to have their minds enlightened by hearing those who are in darkness and error. {EW 124.2}

 

“I was shown the necessity of those who believe that we are having the last message of mercy, being separate from those who are daily imbibing new errors. I saw that neither young nor old should attend their meetings; for it is wrong to thus encourage them while they teach error that is a deadly poison to the soul and teach for doctrines the commandments of men. The influence of such gatherings is not good. If God has delivered us from such darkness and error, we should stand fast in the liberty wherewith He has set us free and rejoice in the truth. God is displeased with us when we go to listen to error, without being obliged to go; for unless He sends us to those meetings where error is forced home to the people by the power of the will, He will not keep us. The angels cease their watchful care over us, and we are left to the buffetings of the enemy, to be darkened and weakened by him and the power of his evil angels; and the light around us becomes contaminated with the darkness. {EW 124.3}

 

I saw that we have no time to throw away in listening to fables. Our minds should not be thus diverted, but should be occupied with the present truth,..." EW p. 125.

 

"Even though you may not be able to speak a word to those who are working on wrong principles, leave them. Your withdrawal and silence may do more than words. Nehemiah refused to associate with those who were untrue to principle, and he would not permit his workmen to associate with them. The love and fear of God were his safeguard-Dare to be a Daniel, Dare to stand alone. Thus as did Moses, you will endure the seeing of Him who is invisible. But a cowardly and silent reserve before evil associates, while you listen to their devices makes you one with them Come out from among them and be separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, and will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty." Review & Herald Vol. 4, p. 42.

 

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.

 

"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. 

    

"And as they persisted in their rejection of the gospel the apostle (Paul) went into the synagogue, and spake boldly for the space of three months, disputing and persuading the things concerning the kingdom of God. But when divers were hardened, and believed not, but spake evil of that way before the multitude, he departed from them, and separated the disciples, disputing daily in the school of one Tyrannus." Acts, 19:8, 9.
 

“The success attending Nehemiah’s efforts shows what prayer, faith, and wise, energetic action will accomplish. Nehemiah was not a priest; he was not a prophet; he made no pretension to high title. He was a reformer raised up for an important time. It was his aim to set his people right with God. Inspired with a great purpose, he bent every energy of his being to its accomplishment. High, unbending integrity marked his efforts. As he came into contact with evil and opposition to right he took so determined a stand that the people were roused to labor with fresh zeal and courage. They could not but recognize his loyalty, his patriotism, and his deep love for God; and, seeing this, they were willing to follow where he led.”—Prophets and Kings, 675-676.

 

 "Christ was a protestant...The Reformers date back to Christ and the apostles. They came out and separated themselves from a religion of forms and ceremonies. Luther and his followers did not invent the reformed religion. They simply accepted it as presented by Christ and the apostles." E.G. White, Review and Herald, vol. 2, 48, col. 2.  


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

 

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

 

Thorns are OPEN SINNERS. Tares are not OPEN SINNERS. They are insincere types whose motives we would have to judge in order to expel or pull them
up from the wheat. But the thorns are quite another issue, and when they spring up, it they are not either reformed or expelled from the church, it is impossible for the wheat to mature. So what must the wheat do in order to mature? Leave the thorns. This is precisely what Jesus and His disciples did,
Desire of Ages, 232, as follows:
 
"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.
 
Did Folk Leave the Apostate Jewish Church Before Christ Began Calling Them Out in A.D. 27?
 
Ellen White clearly states in
The Great Controversy, p. 25, 1911, edition, that the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 A.D. was a PREFIGURE. Prefigure means TYPE, which demands a similar ANTITYPICAL FULFILLMENT. Then she says that another LITERAL FULFILLMENT of Ezekiel 9 will occur. So all we have to do is go back to the TYPE, THE PREFIGURE and see what happened then, and any other interpretation makes Ellen White a false prophet:
 
1) Who left who then? The good left the Bad.
2) Where were the tares gathered? Into the Midst of Jerusalem, the apostate church, Ezekiel 22:17-31.
3) Was there a primitive revival of the Jewish people? Yes! Where did it take place? Within the apostate Jewish Church, or outside it? Obviously outside it, Desire of Ages, 232, or it would not have been destroyed had the revival occurred inside the Jewish church!
4) Who was True Zion, from whence the sinners was shaken? Was it the apostate Jewish Organization, or was it from the reformer church of Jesus and the disciples?
5) Did the Jewish people leave the apostate Jewish church long before persecution began? Yes, they began to leave when Jesus "gathered out" those who would take the gospel to the world. Desire of Ages, 232, and even before this according to the following statement by Ellen White:

 

 "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.

 

Any teaching that contradicts this Ezekiel 9 PREFIGURE SCENARIO, is contradicting Ellen White and SCRIPTURE, because Ezekiel 5:9, proves that Ezekiel 9 is really PRIMARILY FULFILLED at the end-time when God does the worst thing He has ever done or will ever do again. The end-time interpretations of the current professing SDA New Movement Church, violate this PREFIGURE SCENARIO stated by Ellen White and backed by Scripture. Choose ye this day, between Scripture and Ellen White, versus "dumb dog watchmen," who will NEVER AGAIN show the House of Jacob their sins, Testimonies, vol. 5, 211, and Isaiah 56:10-12.
 
"The enemy of souls has sought to bring in the supposition that a great reformation was to take place among Seventh-day Adventists, and that this reformation would consist in giving up the doctrines which stand as the pillars of our faith, and engaging in a process of reorganization. Were this reformation to take place, what would result? The principles of truth that God in His wisdom has given to the remnant church, would be discarded. Our religion would be changed. The fundamental principles that have sustained the work for the last fifty years would be accounted as error. A NEW ORGANIZATION would be established. Books of a NEW ORDER would be written. A system of intellectual philosophy would be introduced. The founders of this system would go into the cities, and do a wonderful work. The Sabbath of course, would be lightly regarded, as also the God who created it. Nothing would be allowed to stand in the way of the NEW MOVEMENT. The leaders would teach that virtue is better than vice, but GOD BEING REMOVED, they would place their dependence on human power, which, without God, is worthless. Their foundation would be built on the sand, and storm and tempest would sweep away the structure.
 
Who has authority to begin such a [NEW] movement? We have our Bibles, we have our experience, attested to by the miraculous working of the Holy Spirit. We have a truth that admits of no compromise. Shall we not repudiate everything that is not in harmony with this truth? E.G. White, Selected Messages, Vol. 1, 204, 205.
 
"The things you have described as taking place in Indiana, the Lord has shown me would take place
just before the close of probation. Every uncouth thing will be demonstrated. There will be shouting, with drums, music, and dancing. The senses of rational beings will become so confused that they cannot be trusted to make right decisions. And this is called the moving of the Holy Spirit.
 
The Holy Spirit never reveals itself in such methods, in such a bedlam of noise. This is an invention of Satan to cover up his ingenious methods for making of none effect the pure, sincere, elevating, ennobling, sanctifying truth for this time. Better never have the worship of God blended with music than to use musical instruments to do the work which last January was represented to me would be brought into our camp meetings. The truth for this time needs nothing of this kind in its work of converting souls. A bedlam of noise shocks the senses and pervert that which if conducted aright might be a blessing. The powers of satanic agencies blend with the din and noise, to have a carnival, and this is termed the Holy Spirits working."
Selected Messages, Bk. 2, p. 36.
 
 "I saw the nominal church and nominal Adventists, like Judas, would betray us to the Catholics to obtain their influence to come against the truth. The saints then will be an obscure [hidden] people, little known to the Catholics but the churches and nominal Adventists who know of our faith and customs (for they hate us on account of the Sabbath, for they could not refute it) will betray the saints and report them to the Catholics as those who disregard the institutions of the people that is, that they keep the Sabbath and disregard Sunday.

 

Note by Ron: Clearly, the nominal Adventists will not be keeping the Sabbath, because they hate the saints on account of the Sabbath. Notice that Ellen White says there will be “nominal Adventists,” AT THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE TIME OF TROUBLE:

 

“I saw that God had children who do not see and keep the Sabbath. They have not rejected the light upon it. And at the commencement of the time of trouble, we were filled with the Holy Ghost as we went forth and proclaimed the Sabbath more fully. This enraged the churches and nominal Adventist, as they could not refute the Sabbath truth.” Early Writings, p. 33.
 
Then the Catholics bid the Protestants to go forward, and issue a decree that all who will not observe the first day of the week, instead of the seventh day, shall be slain. And the Catholics, whose numbers are large, will stand by the Protestants. The Catholics will give their power to the image of the beast. And the Protestants will work as their mother worked before them to destroy the saints. But before their decree bring or bear fruit, the saints will be delivered by the Voice of God. Then I saw that Jesus' work in the sanctuary will soon be finished. And after His work there is finished, He will come to the door of the first apartment, and confess the sins of Israel upon the head of the Scape Goat. Then He will put on the garments of vengeance. Then the plagues will come upon the wicked, and they do not come till Jesus puts on that garment, and takes Hs place upon the great white cloud. Then while the plagues are falling, the Scape Goat is being led away. He makes a mighty struggle to escape, but he is held fast by the hand that leads him. If he should effect his escape, Israel would lose their lives. I saw that it would take time to lead away the Scape Goat into the land of forgetfulness after the sins were put on his head.
The great white cloud I saw was not the holy place, but entirely separate from the holy and most holy place, entirely separate from the sanctuary.
 
Then the angel repeated these words, and said, 'This is the time spoken of in Isaiah. He saw that there was not man, and wondered that there was no intercessor. He had no mediator between God and man, and these plagues could be withheld no longer, for Jesus had ceased to plead for Israel, and they were covered with the covering of the Almighty God, and they could live in the sight of a holy God, and those who were not covered, the plagues fell upon them, for they had nothing to shelter or protect them from the wrath of God." E.G. White, Dorchester, Maine, October 23, 1850, Spalding--Megan's Unpublished Mss.; Testimonies, pp. 1, 2.
 
The Channel of Communication to the people: "The disciples were the channel of communication between Christ and the people. This should be a real encouragement to His disciples today. Christ is the great center, the source of all strength. His disciples are to receive their supplies from Him. The most intelligent, the most spiritually minded, can bestow only as they receive. Of themselves they can supply nothing for the needs of the soul. We can impart only that which we receive from Christ and we can receive only as we impart to others. As we continue imparting, we continue to receive and the more we impart, the more we shall receive. Thus we may be constantly believing, trusting, receiving, and imparting."
The Desire of Ages, 370.

 

"Unity is the sure result of Christian perfection"(Sanctified Life, p. 85).

 

Unity in the Church

 

"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.
 
 "The world must not be introduced into the church, and married to the church, forming a bond of unity. Through this means the church will become indeed corrupt, and as stated in Revelation, 'a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. [language Rev. 18:2 uses to define BABYLON]'" Testimonies to Ministers, p. 265.
 
“Those who have been regarded as worthy and righteous prove to be ring-leaders in apostasy...” (Ellen G. White,
Testimonies, vol. 5, p.
 
"Sins exist in the church that God hates, but they are scarcely touched for fear of making enemies.  Opposition has risen in the church to the plain testimony. Some will not bear it.  They wish smooth things spoken unto them.  And if the wrongs of individuals are touched, they complain of severity, and sympathize with those in the wrong." SG vol 2 283   "God calls for men of decided fidelity.  He has no use in an emergency for two-sided men.  He wants man who will lay their hand upon a wrong work and say, 'This is not according to the will of God.'" 2SM 152, 153.
 
"Jesus prayed that his followers might be one; but we are not to sacrifice the truth in order to secure this union, for we are to be sanctified through the truth....  Men would try to effect unity through concession to popular opinion, through compromise with the world, a sacrifice of vital godliness.  But truth is God's basis for the unity of his people." 2RH 560

 

"While others try to throw a cloak over the existing evil, and excuse the great wickedness everywhere prevalent, those who have a zeal for God's honor and a love for souls will not hold their peace to obtain favor of any. Their righteous souls are vexed day by day with the unholy works and conversation of the unrighteous. They are powerless to stop the rushing torrent of iniquity, and hence they are filled with grief and alarm. They mourn before God to see religion despised in the very homes of those who have had great light. They lament and afflict their souls because pride, avarice, selfishness, and deception of almost every kind are in the church. The Spirit of God, which prompts to reproof, is trampled underfoot, while the servants of Satan triumph. God is dishonored, the truth made of none effect" Testimonies, Vol. 5, pp. 210, 211.

 

"The same disobedience and failure which were seen in the Jewish church have characterized in a greater degree the people who have had this great light from heaven in the last messages of warning" Testimonies, Vol. 5, p. 456.

 

"Confederacies will increase in number and power as we draw nearer to the end of time. These confederacies will create opposing influences to the truth, forming new parties of professed believers who will act out their own delusive theories. The apostasy will increase. 'Some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils.' Men and women have confederated to oppose the Lord God of heaven, and the church is only half awake to the situation. There needs to be much more prayer, much more of earnest effort, among professed believers." --Review and Herald, Aug. 5, 1909, (Evangelism p. 363)

 

"The Lord Jesus will always have a chosen people to serve Him. When the Jewish people rejected Christ, the Prince of life. He took from them the kingdom of God and gave it unto the Gentiles. God will continue to work on this principle with every branch of His work. When a church proves unfaithful to the work of the Lord, whatever their position may be, however high and sacred their calling, the Lord can no longer work with them. Others are then chosen to bear important responsibilities. But, if these in turn do not purify their lives from every wrong action, if they do not establish pure and holy principles in all their borders, then the Lord will grievously afflict and humble them and, unless they repent, will remove them from their place and make them a reproach.

God is not 'worshipped with men's hands, as though he needed any thing' (Acts 17:25). E. G. White, The Upward Look, 131.

So my final questions for you, reader, are:

 

I can prove that the church is corrupt and worse than Babylon because of KNOWN VIOLATIONS of counsel involving unpardonable sin. How do you propose to unite with the corrupt and remain (or become) pure?

 

If God says that the wheat cannot mature amongst THORNS, how can you ever mature as a Christian amongst such an environment.

 

Ellen White says that those who depart from the faith (not necessarily the church) will use hypnosis on their victims. How do you know they will not hypnotize you if you KNOWINGLY go on their ground AFTER knowing of their unpardonable sin violations of God's Word?

 

If you remain a member of the omega of apostasy new movement described in 1SM 204-5, how do you propose to absolve yourself of corporate responsibility for the unpardonable sins existing in INDIVIDUALS (especially the leaders) among them?

 

"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.

 

Separation has occurred in every succeeding generation for one reason given in Desire of Ages 232. The leaders would not tolerate light! Will (do) your SDA new movement, new organization leaders who have "removed God" (1SM 205), tolerate light?

 

Will you interpret God's Word and the SOP so that NOTHING CONTRADICTS, or will you take very "selected" portions and work them to your damnation?

 

It should be clear that true reformers cannot dwell together in an ecclesiastical church whose leaders refuse light, for the refusal of light in 1844 is what constituted the other churches as fallen Babylon, Desire of Ages, p. 232. That reference says that the only reason true reformers separated from the church of their fathers in every succeeding generation is because the leaders refused the light of truth. When light is refused, the Holy Spirit withdraws, and such  church cannot grow and mature in the things of God. Christ and His Holy Spirit withdraw, and such a church goes into darkness in proportion to the light it rejected and would not receive. Ellen White makes this clear and that is exactly what she said of the other churches circa 1844.

 

How the Other Churches Became Fallen

 

It is erroneously taught by some who do not possess spiritual discernment that the only reason the other churches became fallen is because of four doctrines they teach. That could not be further from the truth. Here are the other reasons the churches were rejected and pronounced as fallen Babylon:

 

"When the CHURCHES spurned the counsel of God by rejecting the Advent message, the Lord rejected them. The first angel was followed by a second, proclaiming, 'Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication' [Rev. 14:8]. This message was understood by Adventists to be an announcement of the moral fall of the churches in consequence of their rejection of the first message. The proclamation, 'Babylon is fallen,' was given in the summer of 1844, and as the result, ABOUT FIFTY THOUSAND WITHDREW FROM THESE CHURCHES." E.G. White, The Spirit of Prophecy, (1884 Great Controversy) vol. 4, p. 232.

 

"As the churches refused to receive the first angel's message, they rejected the light from heaven and fell from the favor of God. They trusted to their own strength, and by opposing the first message placed themselves where they could not see the light of the second angel's message. But the beloved of God, who were oppressed, accepted the message, 'Babylon is fallen,' and LEFT THE CHURCHES." Early Writings, p. 237.

 

Why the first angel’s message was given

 

"It was to separate the church of Christ from the corrupting influence of the world that the first angel's message was given. But with the multitude, even of professed Christians, the ties which bound them to earth were stronger than the attractions heavenward. They chose to listen to the voice of worldly wisdom and turned away from the heart-searching message of truth...When the churches spurned the counsel of God by rejecting the advent message, the Lord rejected them. The first angel was followed by a second...This message was understood by Adventist to be an announcement of the moral fall of the churches in consequence of their rejection of the FIRST MESSAGE." E.G. White, Story of Redemption, p. 364.

 

In the above statement we see the importance of corrupting influence as being God’s line in the sand that calls for separation from any church that becomes corrupt. Ellen White said that since 1844, the other churches have become so corrupt that it is impossible to distinguish them from the world. So for SDA’s to link up with those corrupt churches that are just like the world, makes the SDA church like the world as well, for he who is joined to a harlot is one with her.

 

1Cr 6:16 What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh.

 

This is why Adventists were called out of the other churches because they became a harlot when they would not accept the light of the first and second angel’s messages and the Midnight Cry that gave power to the second angel’s message.

 

Now that the SDA new movement church has come back into liaison with Babylon’s associations, counsels/councils, girdings and confederacies, it is once again joined to a harlot like a dog returning to its vomit. Like the Jews in Jeremiah 11:9-15, Adventists have returned to the iniquities of their fathers, the other fallen churches.

 

SDA leaders have lied about their liaison out of one side of their double speak mouths, but out of the other side they have quite admitted their membership in Babylon’s associations, councils and confederacies and even the dollar figures they have contributed to Babylonian’s associations as annual dues.

“In the issue of the great contest two parties are developed, those who ‘worship the beast and his image,’ and receive his mark, and those who receive ‘the seal of the living God,’ who have the ‘Father's name written in their foreheads.’ This is not a visible mark (ST Nov. 1, 1899).”

 

Only Two Parties Upon Earth.--There are only two parties upon this earth--those who stand under the bloodstained banner of Jesus Christ and those who stand under the black banner of rebellion. In the twelfth chapter of Revelation is represented the great conflict between the obedient and the disobedient [Rev. 12:17; 13:11-17 quoted]” (MS 16, 1900). {7BC 974.8}

       

“This is our message, the very message that the three angels flying in the midst of heaven are proclaiming. The work to be done now is that of sounding this last message of mercy to a fallen world. A new life is coming from heaven and taking possession of all God's people. But divisions will come in the church. Two parties will be developed. The wheat and tares grow up together for the harvest. The work will grow deeper and become more earnest to the very close of time. And all who are laborers together with God will contend most earnestly for the faith once delivered to the saints. They will not be turned from the present message, which is already lightening the earth with its glory. Nothing is worth contending for but the glory of God. The only rock that will stand is the Rock of Ages. The truth as it is in Jesus is the refuge in these days of error. Be assured that God gives no one authority to say that Christ delays His coming five years, ten years, or twenty years. "Be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh" [Matt. 24:44]. This is our message, the very message that the three angels flying in the midst of heaven are proclaiming. The work to be done now is that of sounding this last message of mercy to a fallen world. A new life is coming from heaven and taking possession of all God's people. But divisions will come in the church. Two parties will be developed. The wheat and tares grow up together for the harvest.” {17MR 17.2}

 

"(Vs. 14-18) Read the Third Chapter of Revelation.--In the message to the church at Sardis two parties are presented--those who have a name to live, but are dead; and those who are striving to overcome. Study this message, found the third chapter of Revelation. [Rev. 3:1, 2 quoted.] Who are meant by those that are ready to die? and what has made them thus? The explanation is given, "I have not found thy works perfect before God." [Vs. 3-5 quoted.]

To the church of the PRESENT DAY this message is sent. I call upon our church members to read the whole of the third chapter of Revelation, and to make an application of it. The message to the church of the Laodiceans applies especially to the people of God today. It is a message to professing Christians who have become so much like the world that no difference can be seen [vs. 14-18 quoted] Ellen G. White Comments, (RH Aug. 20, 1903, SDA Bible Commentary, 7a, p. 959.

 

1-21 (ch. 6:13-17; Ps. 46:1-3; Matt. 24:7). John Witnessed Terrors of the Last Days.--John . . . was a witness of the terrible scenes that will take place as signs of Christ's coming. He saw armies mustering for battle, and men's hearts failing them for fear. He saw the earth moved out of its place, the mountains carried into the midst of the sea, the waves thereof roaring and troubled, and the mountains shaking with the swelling thereof. He saw the vials of God's wrath opened, and pestilence, famine, and death come upon the inhabitants of the earth (RH Jan. 11, 1887).” {7BC 982.3}

 

13-16 (chs. 13:13, 14; 17:13, 14; 19:11-16; see EGW on ch. 7:1-3). Battle of Armageddon Soon to Be Fought.--There are only two parties in our world, those who are loyal to God, and those who stand under the banner of the prince of darkness. Satan and his angels will come down with power and signs and lying wonders to deceive those who dwell on the earth, and if possible the very elect. The crisis is right upon us. Is this to paralyze the energies of those who have a knowledge of the truth? Is the influence of the powers of deception so far reaching that the influence of the truth will be overpowered?” {7BC 982.4}

 

“We are nearing the close of this earth's history, when two parties alone can exist, and every man, woman, and child will be in one of these armies. Jesus will be the General of one army; of the opposing army, Satan will be the leader. All who are breaking, and teaching others to break, the law of God, the foundation of His government in heaven and in earth, are marshalled under one superior chief, who directs them in opposition to the government of God. And "the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation" (Jude 6) are rebels against the law of God, and enemies to all who love and obey His commandments. These subjects, with Satan their leader, will gather others into their ranks through every possible means, to strengthen his forces and urge his claims.” {3SM 422.5, 423}

 

“For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake. For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ." Two parties are here brought to view, and it is shown that there can be no union between them. {FE 476.2}

 

“Those teachers in the church or in the school who distinguish themselves by their zeal in politics, should be relieved of their work and responsibilities without delay; for the Lord will not co-operate with them. The tithe should not be used to pay any one for speechifying on political questions. Every teacher, minister, or leader in our ranks who is stirred with a desire to ventilate his opinions on political questions, should be converted by a belief in the truth, or give up his work. His influence must tell as a laborer together with God in winning souls to Christ, or his credentials must be taken from him. If he does not change, he will do harm, and only harm.” {FE 477.1}

 

Note: Ellen White is speaking of those who advocate (have a zeal for) one party over the other which is wrong because they both are corrupt.

 

"The time is soon coming when the work of God's judgments will begin at His sanctuary. God Himself is now drawing the separating line. He says, ‘As for Me also, Mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity, but I will recompense their way upon their head’ [Ezekiel 9:10]." Letter 3, January 1, 1900, Last Day Events from the Letters and Manuscripts of E.G. White, p 90-91.

 

"In the very courts of the temple, scenes will be enacted that few realize. God's people will be proved and tested, that He may discern 'between him that serveth God and him that serveth Him not.' Vengeance will be executed against those who sit in the gate, deciding what the people should have and what they should not have. These take away the key of knowledge. They refuse to enter in themselves, and those who would enter in they hinder. These bear not the seal of the living God. All who now occupy responsible positions should be solemnly and terribly afraid lest in this time they shall be found as unfaithful stewards." E.G. White, Manuscript 15, 1886, Paulson Collection, p. 55.

 

Begin at My Sanctuary -- "Here we see that the church--the Lord's sanctuary--was the first to feel the stroke of the wrath of God. The ancient men, those to whom God had given great light and who had stood as guardians of the spiritual interests 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. 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 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." E. G. White, Testimonies, Vol. 5, 211.

 

Why “in the very courts of the temple (His Sanctuary) if all the bad are shaking out of that temple to leave it purged and cleansed?

 

The Cherished Error Involved With The Church That Appears as About to Fall

 

It is not the SDA church militant (wheat and tare co-ed church) that appears as about to fall but does not fall. The apostate church militant will indeed fall per Ezekiel 5, Ezekiel 9 and Matthew 22:6, and in the order of Matthew 22:1-10, which Ellen White reapplies to our time in Sermons and Talks, Vol. 1, pp. 4-9.

 

Ellen White clearly stated that "nothing would be allowed to stand in the way of the new movement." So how could it appear to fall until it actually does fall in the destruction of the murderous city, Matthew 22:7, before the last call to the world—symbolized by going into the highways.

 

The real church that appears as about to fall is Zion, the church triumphant when she is scattered into the wilderness Ezekiel 20:34-38. Also, later, in one night and in one last determined effort, Satan legislates a universal death decree in an attempt to rid the earth of God’s final remnant, the 144,000. That remnant flees to the most desolate places where it is finally surrounded by its enemies at the very end, just before that church triumphant is delivered by the voice of God. Ellen White parallels that church triumphant which seems from all appearances as about to fall, with the experience of Jacob, when he was going forth to meet his brother Essau and his armies. In The Great Controversy, pp. 616, and 630, Ellen White refers to the church that appears as about to fall in this context. So SDA leaders have taken that statement totally out of context, to try to convince its members that the apostate new movement will appear as about to fall but won't--no matter what it does until it experiences Ezekiel 9 slaughter before the final call to the highways and byways of the world. This order of events is depicted in Matthew 22:1-10.

 

Matthew 22


1 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.

 

The Appearing as About to Fall—When?

 

   The people of God will then be plunged into those scenes of affliction and distress described by the prophet as the time of Jacob's trouble. "Thus saith the Lord: We have heard a voice of trembling, of fear, and not of peace. . . . All faces are turned into paleness. Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob's trouble; but he shall be saved out of it." Jeremiah 30:5-7. {GC 616.1}

 

     Jacob's night of anguish, when he wrestled in prayer for deliverance from the hand of Esau (Genesis 32:24-30), represents the experience of God's people in the time of trouble. Because of the deception practiced to secure his father's blessing, intended for Esau, Jacob had fled for his life, alarmed by his brother's deadly threats. After remaining for many years an exile, he had set out, at God's command, to return with his wives and children, his flocks and herds, to his native country. On reaching the borders of the land, he was filled with terror by the tidings of Esau's approach at the head of a band of warriors, doubtless bent upon revenge. Jacob's company, unarmed and defenseless, seemed about to fall helpless victims of violence and slaughter. And to the burden of anxiety and fear was added the crushing weight of self-reproach, for it was his own sin that had brought this danger. His only hope was in the mercy of God; his only defense must be prayer. Yet he leaves nothing undone on his own part to atone for the wrong to his brother and to avert the threatened danger. So should the followers of Christ, as they approach the time of trouble, make every exertion to place themselves in a proper light before the people, to disarm prejudice, and to avert the danger which threatens liberty of conscience. {GC 616.2}

 

"He shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. He shall cover thee with His feathers, and under His wings shalt thou trust: His truth shall be thy shield and buckler. Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day; nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday. A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee. Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked. Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the Most High, thy habitation; there shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling." Psalms 121:5-7; 91:3-10.

Yet to human sight it will appear that the people of God must soon seal their testimony with their blood as did the martyrs before them. They themselves begin to fear that the Lord has left them to fall by the hand of their enemies. It is a time of fearful agony. Day and night they cry unto God for deliverance. The wicked exult, and the jeering cry is heard: "Where now is your faith? Why does not God deliver you out of our hands if you are indeed His people?" But the waiting ones remember Jesus dying upon Calvary's cross and the chief priests and rulers shouting in mockery: "He saved others; Himself He cannot save. If He be the King of Israel, let Him now come down from the cross, and we will believe Him." Matthew 27:42. Like Jacob, all are wrestling with God." The Great Controversy, pp. 629, 630.

 

The Cherished Error Version of the Church Appearing as About to Fall

 

The cherished error version is that the SDA church militant appears as about to fall when folk leave that church to join Babylon or the world when the testing time of no buy and sell is upon us.

 

There are statements by Ellen White to the effect that the sifting, shaking time will shake out all the bad. But let’s see which church the bad are shaken from.

 

“The church may appear as about to fall, but it does not fall. It remains, while the sinners in Zion will be sifted out--the chaff separated from the precious wheat. This is a terrible ordeal, but nevertheless it must take place.--2SM 380 (1886). {LDE 180.5}

 

The key to deciphering which church appears as about to fall is defining Zion. Zion is:

 

·       The bride that is married, Isaiah 62:1-5.

·       Zion is called by a new name. Philadelphia is called by a new name—New Jerusalem, Rev. 3:10-12.

·       Philadelphia is made pillars in the Temple.

·       Ellen White says that only the 144,000 go into the Temple on Mt. Zion, Early Writings, p. 19.

·       The 144,000 are translated without seeing death.

·       So Zion is the church triumphant, the bride of Christ.

·       The word for virgin in Isaiah 62:5 is bethulah in Hebrew which means a strictly pure virgin.

·       The 144,000 in Rev. 14:1-4 is found blameless. She is the bride of Christ, the church triumphant.

·       She is the third angel, faithful men, who select (bind) the wheat from the tares.

·       The third angel, faithful men, do this with a shaking message.

·       Sinners are shaken out of Zion, the church triumphant

·       But Zion is termed forsaken because of her small numbers.

·       Zion is also termed desolate because she is so small she appears desolate because of her small numbers.

·       Zion is scattered to the wilderness, Ezekiel 20:34-38 where she comes into covenant relationship with God and the rebels are thereafter shaken out of the kingdom of God by her Loud Cry shaking message.

·       The voice of the bride awakens all 10 virgins, Christ Object Lessons, p. 406.

·       The voice of the bride gives the Midnight Cry—“Behold the bridegroom cometh go ye out to meet Him. COL, 406.

·       Isaiah 62:11, 12 is a paraphrase of the Midnight Cry message given by Zion, the bride.

·       The bride’s sons and daughters are the 10 virgins she awakens.

·       It is Zion’s ranks into which the faithful will be called and these faithful replace those she shakes out. This is the church Ellen White refers to when she says they went out from us because they were not worthy.

·       In the type of Israel’s shaking, the disciples, the bride of Christ, Desire of Ages, 179, shook all who would not receive their message out of the kingdom of God. The third angel, faithful men, will do the same thing at the end time.

 

"I then saw the THIRD ANGEL. Said my accompanying angel, 'Fearful is his work. Awful is his mission. He is the angel that is to select the wheat from the tares, and seal, or bind, the wheat for the heavenly garner." E.G. White, Early Writings, 118. 

 

"The angel represented in prophecy as delivering this message, symbolizes a class of faithful men, who obedient to the promptings of God's Spirit and the teachings of his word, proclaim this warning to the inhabitants of earth. This message WAS NOT to be committed to the religious leaders of the people." E.. White, The Spirit of Prophecy, Vol. 4, 199, 200.

·       The third angel is the 144,000 bride. She selects the wheat FROM the tares and seals or binds the wheat for the heavenly garner, just as Christ told His disciples that whom they bound (sealed) on earth would be bound in heaven. They bound the faithful wheat with a separation message—a call out from the apostate Temple into home churches. Proof? Indeed:

·       31 And the remnant that is escaped of the house of Judah shall again take root downward, and bear fruit upward: 32 For out of Jerusalem shall go forth a remnant, and they that escape out of mount Zion: the zeal of the LORD of hosts shall do this. Isaiah 37:31, 32.

·       So sinners are not shaken out of the church militant wheat and tare co-ed church. They are shaken out of Zion just as Ellen White’s statement says they are. Here is that statement again:

 

“The church may appear as about to fall, but it does not fall. It remains, while the sinners in Zion will be sifted out--the chaff separated from the precious wheat. This is a terrible ordeal, but nevertheless it must take place.--2SM 380 (1886). {LDE 180.5}

 

Any person with a 10 year old’s IQ should be able to see that the sinners are not shaken out of the church militant but out of Zion, the church triumphant.

 

The church militant teaches the cherished error

that the bad are shaken out of it to leave it purged and cleansed. Were that the case, there would be no Sanctuary where Ezekiel 9 is to begin.

 

Zion appears forsaken and desolate when she is scattered to the wilderness to come into covenant relationship with God Eze. 20:34-38. Does Ellen White say she will be scattered?

 

“The time is soon coming when God's people, because of persecution, will be scattered in many countries. Those who have received an all-round education will have the advantage where they are.”--5MR 280 (1908). {LDE 152.1}

 

Zion also appears to fall when she is scattered in many countries before she is brought into the wilderness and into covenant relationship which God.

 

Then God says they are gathered out of the countries wherein they are scattered.

 

34 And I will bring you out from the people, and will gather you out of the countries wherein ye are scattered, with a mighty hand, and with a stretched out arm, and with fury poured out. 35 And I will bring you into the wilderness of the people, and there will I plead with you face to face. 36 Like as I pleaded with your fathers in the wilderness of the land of Egypt, so will I plead with you, saith the Lord GOD. 37 And I will cause you to pass under the rod, and I will bring you into the bond of the covenant: 38 And I will purge out from among you the rebels, and them that transgress against me: I will bring them forth out of the country where they sojourn, and they shall not enter into the land of Israel: and ye shall know that I am the LORD.  Ezekiel 20:34-38.

 

Isaiah 62


1 For Zion's sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burneth. 2 And
the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory: and thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the LORD shall name. 3 Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand of the LORD, and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God. 4 Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall thy land any more be termed Desolate: but thou shalt be called Hephzibah, and thy land Beulah: for the LORD delighteth in thee, and thy land shall be married. 5 For as a young man marrieth a virgin [Heb. Bethulah], so shall thy sons marry thee: and as the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, so shall thy God rejoice over thee. 6 I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night: ye that make mention of the LORD, keep not silence, 7 And give him no rest, till he establish, and till he make Jerusalem a praise in the earth. 8 The LORD hath sworn by his right hand, and by the arm of his strength, Surely I will no more give thy corn to be meat for thine enemies; and the sons of the stranger shall not drink thy wine, for the which thou hast laboured: 9 But they that have gathered it shall eat it, and praise the LORD; and they that have brought it together shall drink it in the courts of my holiness. 10 Go through, go through the gates; prepare ye the way of the people; cast up, cast up the highway; gather out the stones; lift up a standard for the people. 11 Behold, the LORD hath proclaimed unto the end of the world, Say ye to the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy salvation cometh; behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him. 12 And they shall call them, The holy people, The redeemed of the LORD: and thou shalt be called, Sought out, A city not forsaken.” Isaiah 62:1-12.

 

Finally, Zion is not forsaken or desolate anymore.

 

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–adjective

1.

barren or laid waste; devastated: a treeless, desolate landscape.

2.

deprived or destitute of inhabitants; deserted; uninhabited.

3.

solitary; lonely: a desolate place.

4.

having the feeling of being abandoned by friends or by hope; forlorn.

5.

dreary; dismal; gloomy: desolate prospects.

–verb (used with object)

6.

to lay waste; devastate.

7.

to deprive of inhabitants; depopulate.

8.

to make disconsolate.

9.

to forsake or abandon.

 

 

At this point in our study, the following statements that are totally misapplied by the apostate SDA leaders, in applying them to the church militant rather than true Zion, the church triumphant, should take on an entire different meaning from the cherished error position that has existed in the church for decades.

 

More on the Two Parties

 

     In these scriptures [Rev. 6:12-17 quoted] two parties are brought to view. One party permitted themselves to be deceived and took sides with those with whom the Lord has a controversy. They misinterpreted the messages sent them and clothed themselves in robes of self-righteousness. Sin was not sinful in their eyes. They taught falsehood as truth, and by them many souls were led astray. {9T 268.1}

 

Sin is not sinful in the eyes of DD and the leaders he defends. They never sigh and cry for the sinful abominations which sighing and crying is CONDITIONAL to our being MARKED, (sealed) by the man in Linen, Ezekiel 9. Thus, they sets forth a peace and safety stance and teach falsehood as truth.

 

The Shaking

 

Chap. 12. - The Shaking

                          Church Membership No

                             Guarantee of Salvation

 

 

     It is a solemn statement that I make to the church, that not one in twenty whose names are registered upon the church books are prepared to close their earthly history, and would be as verily without God and without hope in the world as the common sinner.--ChS 41 (1893). {LDE 172.1}

 

Note: The Lord has shown this writer that the percentage of prepared members of the church today is far less than Ellen White cited above. This is a major reason why the church triumphant Zion, appears as about to fall, because so many will be shaken out of the truth by her shaking message.

 

     Those who have had opportunities to hear and receive of the truth and who have united with the Seventh-day Adventist church, calling themselves the commandment-keeping people of God, and yet possess no more vitality and consecration to God than do the nominal churches, will receive the plagues of God just as verily as the churches who oppose the law of God.--19MR 176 (1898). {LDE 172.2}

 

The Chaff Separated From the Wheat

 

     Divisions will come in the church. Two parties will be developed. The wheat and tares grow up together for the harvest.--2SM 114 (1896). {LDE 172.3}

 

Divisions are one thing. Cold, omega heresy apostasy is quite another. God has always separated the faithful from such apostasy and He says that it is IMPOSSIBLE FOR THE WHEAT TO MATURE and become/remain pure amongst such corruptness. Those who don’t believe God will be taken in a snare and that snare is the next literal fulfillment of Ezekiel 9.

 

     There will be a shaking of the sieve. The chaff must in time be separated from the wheat. Because iniquity abounds, the love of many waxes cold. It is the very time when the genuine will be the strongest.--Letter 46, 1887. {LDE 173.1}

 

     The history of the rebellion of Dathan and Abiram is being repeated, and will be repeated till the close of time. Who will be on the Lord's side? Who will be deceived, and in their turn become deceivers?--Letter 15, 1892. {LDE 173.2}

 

     The Lord is soon to come. There must be a refining, winnowing process in every church, for there are among us wicked men who do not love the truth or honor God.--RH March 19, 1895. {LDE 173.3}

 

     We are in the shaking time, the time when everything that can be shaken will be shaken. The Lord will not excuse those who know the truth if they do not in word and deed obey His commands.--6T 332 (1900). {LDE 173.4}

 

Persecution Cleanses the Church

 

     Prosperity multiplies a mass of professors. Adversity purges them out of the church.--4T 89 (1876). {LDE 173.5}

 

     The time is not far distant when the test will come to every soul. The mark of the beast will be urged upon us. Those who have step by step yielded to worldly demands and conformed to worldly customs will not find it a hard matter to yield to the powers that be, rather than subject themselves to derision, insult, threatened imprisonment, and death. The contest is between the commandments of God and the commandments of men. In this time the gold will be separated from the dross in the church.--5T 81 (1882). {LDE 173.6}

 

     In the absence of the persecution there have drifted into our ranks men who appear sound and their Christianity unquestionable, but who, if persecution should arise, would go out from us.--Ev 360 (1890). {LDE 174.1}

 

     When the law of God is made void the church will be sifted by fiery trials, and a larger proportion than we now anticipate will give heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils.--2SM 368 (1891). {LDE 174.2}

 

               Superficial Believers Will Renounce the Faith

 

     The work which the church has failed to do in a time of peace and prosperity she will have to do in a terrible crisis under most discouraging, forbidding circumstances. The warnings that worldly conformity has silenced or withheld must be given under the fiercest opposition from enemies of the faith. And at that time the superficial, conservative [ELLEN WHITE IS NOT HERE DISTINGUISHING THEOLOGICAL CONSERVATIVES FROM THEIR LIBERAL COUNTERPARTS; SHE IS DESCRIBING THOSE WHO PUT "WORLDLY CONFORMITY" FIRST AND GOD'S CAUSE SECOND.] class, whose influence has steadily retarded the progress of the work, will renounce the faith.--5T 463 (1885). {LDE 174.3}

 

     If Satan sees that the Lord is blessing His people and preparing them to discern his delusions, he will

work with his master power to bring in fanaticism on the one hand and cold formalism on the other, that he may gather in a harvest of souls.--2SM 19 (1890). {LDE 174.4}

 

     Those who have had privileges and opportunities to become intelligent in regard to the truth and yet who continue to counterwork the work God would have accomplished will be purged out, for God accepts the service of no man whose interest is divided.--Ms 64, 1898. {LDE 175.1}

 

     As trials thicken around us, both separation and unity will be seen in our ranks. Some who are now ready to take up weapons of warfare will in times of real peril make it manifest that they have not built upon the solid rock; they will yield to temptation. Those who have had great light and precious privileges but have not improved them will, under one pretext or another, go out from us.--6T 400 (1900). {LDE 175.2}

 

                The Straight Testimony Produces a Shaking

 

     I asked the meaning of the shaking I had seen, and was shown that it would be caused by the straight testimony called forth by the counsel of the True Witness to the Laodiceans. This will have its effect upon the heart of the receiver, and will lead him to exalt the standard and pour forth the straight truth. Some will not bear this straight testimony. They will rise up against it, and this will cause a shaking among God's people.--1T 181 (1857). {LDE 175.3}

 

     There are those among us who will make confessions, as did Achan, too late to save themselves.

                                                                            176

. . . They are not in harmony with right. They despise the straight testimony that reaches the heart, and would rejoice to see everyone silenced who gives reproof.--3T 272 (1873). {LDE 175.4}

 

     The Lord calls for a renewal of the straight testimony borne in years past. He calls for a renewal of spiritual life. The spiritual energies of His people have long been torpid, but there is to be a resurrection from apparent death. By prayer and confession of sin we must clear the King's highway.--8T 297 (1904). {LDE 176.1}

 

                Unjust Criticism Causes Loss of Souls

 

     Even in our day there have been and will continue to be entire families who have once rejoiced in the truth, but who will lose faith because of calumnies and falsehoods brought to them in regard to those whom they have loved and with whom they have had sweet counsel. They opened their hearts to the sowing of tares, the tares sprang up among the wheat, they strengthened, the crop of wheat became less and less, and the precious truth lost its power to them.--TM 411 (1898). {LDE 176.2}

 

                   False Doctrines Draw Some Away

 

     Science, so-called, and religion will be placed in opposition to each other because finite men do not comprehend the power and greatness of God. These words of Holy Writ were presented to me, "Of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things,

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to draw away disciples after them" [Acts 20:30]. This will surely be seen among the people of God.--Ev 593 (1890). {LDE 176.3}

 

     When the shaking comes, by the introduction of false theories, these surface readers, anchored nowhere, are like shifting sand. They slide into any position to suit the tenor of their feelings of bitterness.--TM 112 (1897). {LDE 177.1}

 

     Not having received the love of the truth, they will be taken in the delusions of the enemy; they will give heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils and will depart from the faith.--6T 401 (1900). {LDE 177.2}

 

     The enemy will bring in false theories, such as the doctrine that there is no sanctuary. This is one of the points on which there will be a departing from the faith.--Ev 224 (1905). {LDE 177.3}

 

                       Rejection of the

                   Testimonies Results in Apostasy

 

     One thing is certain: Those Seventh-day Adventists who take their stand under Satan's banner will first give up their faith in the warnings and reproofs contained in the Testimonies of God's Spirit.--3SM 84 (1903). {LDE 177.4}

 

     The very last deception of Satan will be to make of none effect the testimony of the Spirit of God. "Where there is no vision, the people perish" (Prov. 29:18). Satan will work ingeniously, in different ways and through

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different agencies, to unsettle the confidence of God's remnant people in the true testimony.--1SM 48 (1890). {LDE 177.5}

 

     The enemy has made his masterly efforts to unsettle the faith of our own people in the Testimonies. . . . This is just as Satan designed it should be, and those who have been preparing the way for the people to pay no heed to the warnings and reproofs of the Testimonies of the Spirit of God will see that a tide of errors of all kinds will spring into life.--3SM 83 (1890). {LDE 178.1}

 

     It is Satan's plan to weaken the faith of God's people in the Testimonies. Next follows skepticism in regard to the vital points of our faith, the pillars of our position, then doubt as to the Holy Scriptures, and then the downward march to perdition. When the Testimonies, which were once believed, are doubted and given up, Satan knows the deceived ones will not stop at this; and he redoubles his efforts till he launches them into open rebellion, which becomes incurable and ends in destruction.--4T 211. {LDE 178.2}

 

                  Defections Among Church Leaders

 

     Many a star that we have admired for its brilliance will then go out in darkness.--PK 188 (c. 1914). {LDE 178.3}

 

     Men whom He has greatly honored will, in the closing scenes of this earth's history, pattern after ancient Israel. . . . A departure from the great principles Christ has laid down in His teachings, a working out of human projects, using the Scriptures to

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justify a wrong course of action under the perverse working of Lucifer, will confirm men in misunderstanding, and the truth that they need to keep them from wrong practices will leak out of the soul like water from a leaky vessel.--13MR 379, 381 (1904). {LDE 178.4}

 

     Many will show that they are not one with Christ, that they are not dead to the world, that they may live with Him; and frequent will be the apostasies of men who have occupied responsible positions.--RH Sept. 11, 1888. {LDE 179.1}

 

 

               Unsanctified Ministers Will Be Weeded Out

 

     The great issue so near at hand [enforcement of Sunday laws] will weed out those whom God has not appointed and He will have a pure, true, sanctified ministry prepared for the latter rain.--3SM 385 (1886). {LDE 179.2}

 

     Many will stand in our pulpits with the torch of false prophecy in their hands, kindled from the hellish torch of Satan. . . . {LDE 179.3}

 

     Some will go out from among us who will bear the ark no longer. But these cannot make walls to obstruct the truth; for it will go onward and upward to the end.--TM 409, 411 (1898). {LDE 179.4}

 

     Ministers and doctors may depart from the faith, as the Word declares they will, and as the messages that God has given His servant declare they will.--7MR 192 (1906). {LDE 179.5}

 

                   The Church May Appear as About to Fall

 

     The shaking of God blows away multitudes like dry leaves.--4T 89 (1876). {LDE 180.1}

 

     Chaff like a cloud will be borne away on the wind, even from places where we see only floors of rich wheat.--5T 81 (1882). {LDE 180.2}

 

     Soon God's people will be tested by fiery trials, and the great proportion of those who now appear to be genuine and true will prove to be base metal. . . . {LDE 180.3}

 

     When the religion of Christ is most held in contempt, when His law is most despised, then should our zeal be the warmest and our courage and firmness the most unflinching. To stand in defense of truth and righteousness when the majority forsake us, to fight the battles of the Lord when champions are few--this will be our test. At this time we must gather warmth from the coldness of others, courage from their cowardice, and loyalty from their treason.--5T 136 (1882). {LDE 180.4}

 

     The church may appear as about to fall, but it does not fall. It remains, while the sinners in Zion will be sifted out--the chaff separated from the precious wheat. This is a terrible ordeal, but nevertheless it must take place.--2SM 380 (1886). {LDE 180.5}

 

     As the storm approaches, a large class who have professed faith in the third angel's message, but have

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not been sanctified through obedience to the truth, abandon their position and join the ranks of the opposition.--GC 608 (1911). {LDE 180.6}

 

                 God's Faithful Will Be Revealed

 

     The Lord has faithful servants who in the shaking, testing time will be disclosed to view. There are precious ones now hidden who have not bowed the knee to Baal. They have not had the light which has been shining in a concentrated blaze upon you. But it may be under a rough and uninviting exterior the pure brightness of a genuine Christian character will be revealed. In the daytime we look toward heaven but do not see the stars. They are there, fixed in the firmament, but the eye cannot distinguish them. In the night we behold their genuine luster.--5T 80, 81 (1882). {LDE 181.1}

 

      On every occasion that persecution takes place, the witnesses make decisions, either for Christ or against Him. Those who show sympathy for the men wrongly condemned, who are not bitter against them, show their attachment for Christ.--ST Feb. 20, 1901. {LDE 181.2}

 

     Let opposition arise, let bigotry and intolerance again bear sway, let persecution be kindled, and the half-hearted and hypocritical will waver and yield the faith; but the true Christian will stand firm as a rock, his faith stronger, his hope brighter than in days of prosperity.--GC 602 (1911). {LDE 181.3}

 

                        New Converts Will Take

                        the Places of Those Who Leave

 

 

     Some had been shaken out and left by the way. The careless and indifferent, who did not join with those who prized victory and salvation enough to perseveringly plead and agonize for it, did not obtain it, and they were left behind in darkness, and their places were immediately filled by others taking hold of the truth and coming into the ranks.--EW 271 (1858). {LDE 182.1}

 

     The broken ranks will be filled up by those represented by Christ as coming in at the eleventh hour. There are many with whom the Spirit of God is striving. The time of God's destructive judgments is the time of mercy for those who [now] have no opportunity to learn what is truth. Tenderly will the Lord look upon them. His heart of mercy is touched, His hand is still stretched out to save, while the door is closed to those who would not enter. Large numbers will be admitted who in these last days hear the truth for the first time.--Letter 103, 1903. {LDE 182.2}

 

     Standard after standard was left to trail in the dust as company after company from the Lord's army joined the foe and tribe after tribe from the ranks of the enemy united with the commandment-keeping people of God.--8T 41 (1904). {LDE 182.3}

 

“The shaking of God blows away multitudes like dry leaves.--4T 89 (1876). {LDE 180.1}

 

     Chaff like a cloud will be borne away on the wind, even from places where we see only floors of rich wheat.--5T 81 (1882). {LDE 180.2}

 

     Soon God's people will be tested by fiery trials, and the great proportion of those who now appear to be genuine and true will prove to be base metal. . . . {LDE 180.3}

 

     When the religion of Christ is most held in contempt, when His law is most despised, then should our zeal be the warmest and our courage and firmness the most unflinching. To stand in defense of truth and righteousness when the majority forsake us, to fight the battles of the Lord when champions are few--this will be our test. At this time we must gather warmth from the coldness of others, courage from their cowardice, and loyalty from their treason.--5T 136 (1882). {LDE 180.4}

 

     As the storm approaches, a large class who have professed faith in the third angel's message, but have not been sanctified through obedience to the truth, abandon their position and join the ranks of the opposition.--GC 608 (1911). {LDE 180.6}

 

God's Faithful Will Be Revealed

 

     The Lord has faithful servants who in the shaking, testing time will be disclosed to view. There are precious ones now hidden who have not bowed the knee to Baal. They have not had the light which has been shining in a concentrated blaze upon you. But it may be under a rough and uninviting exterior the pure brightness of a genuine Christian character will be revealed. In the daytime we look toward heaven but do not see the stars. They are there, fixed in the firmament, but the eye cannot distinguish them. In the night we behold their genuine luster.--5T 80, 81 (1882). {LDE 181.1}

 

      On every occasion that persecution takes place, the witnesses make decisions, either for Christ or against Him. Those who show sympathy for the men wrongly condemned, who are not bitter against them, show their attachment for Christ.--ST Feb. 20, 1901. {LDE 181.2}

 

     Let opposition arise, let bigotry and intolerance again bear sway, let persecution be kindled, and the half-hearted and hypocritical will waver and yield the faith; but the true Christian will stand firm as a rock, his faith stronger, his hope brighter than in days of prosperity.--GC 602 (1911). {LDE 181.3}

 

New Converts Will Take the Places of Those Who Leave

 

     Some had been shaken out and left by the way. The careless and indifferent, who did not join with those who prized victory and salvation enough to perseveringly plead and agonize for it, did not obtain it, and they were left behind in darkness, and their places were immediately filled by others taking hold of the truth and coming into the ranks.--EW 271 (1858). {LDE 182.1}

 

     The broken ranks will be filled up by those represented by Christ as coming in at the eleventh hour. There are many with whom the Spirit of God is striving. The time of God's destructive judgments is the time of mercy for those who [now] have no opportunity to learn what is truth. Tenderly will the Lord look upon them. His heart of mercy is touched, His hand is still stretched out to save, while the door is closed to those who would not enter. Large numbers will be admitted who in these last days hear the truth for the first time.--Letter 103, 1903. {LDE 182.2}

 

     Standard after standard was left to trail in the dust as company after company from the Lord's army joined the foe and tribe after tribe from the ranks of the enemy united with the commandment-keeping people of God.--8T 41 (1904). {LDE 182.3}

 

"The people of God will then be plunged into those scenes of affliction and distress described by the prophet as the time of Jacob's trouble....

"...Jacob had fled for his life, alarmed by his brother's deadly threats....Jacob's company, unarmed and defenseless, SEEMED ABOUT TO FALL helpless victims of violence and slaughter." The Great Controversy, 616, 1911 Edition.

 

The faithful will be surrounded in the solitary retreats to which they have fled. There will appear to be no way of escape. This is when the church triumphant "appears" as about to fall, just as Jacob appeared to be about to fall before his enemies. Compare Great Controversy, 626, and 635.

 

The church militant has misapplied all of the above statements as it "appearing as about to fall. Clearly, that is a lie, as Ezekiel 22:28, says they would divine lies.

 

In the name of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob,

 

Ronald William Beaulieu

 

Additional supplemental material assembled by other of God’s servants:

 

"We should never give sanction to sin by our words, our deeds, our silence or our presence." Desire of Ages, 152.

 

The Shaking: “The mighty shaking has commenced and will go on, and all will be shaken out who are not willing to take a bold and unyielding stand for the truth and to sacrifice for God and His cause.” Early Writings, p. 50, (January 26, 1850).

 

The shaking had already started in 1850, and it would continue to increase. But there was no SDA church organization until 1863* So what could the people have been shaken out of? They were shaken out of the truth if they did not take a bold and unyielding stand for it! It is the truth that the people are shaken out of, not a church denomination.

 

"We ARE NOT saved as a sect; no denominational name has any virtue to bring us into favor with God. We are saved individually as believers in the Lord Jesus Christ." E.G. White, Review and Herald Articles, vol. 2, p. 464.

    

Sealing -- "Just as soon as the people of God are sealed in their foreheads--it is not any seal or mark that can be seen, but a settling into the truth, both intellectually and spiritually, so they cannot be moved--just as soon as God's people are sealed and prepared for the shaking, it will come. Indeed it has BEGUN ALREADY...." E.G. White, SDA Bible Commentary, Vol. 4, pp.1161. cf. the following statement:

 

“God's Measurement of Those Who Walk in the Light They Have.--The Lord will give His message to those who have walked in accordance with the light they have had, and will recognize them as true and faithful, according to the measurement of God. These men will take the place of those who, having light and knowledge, have walked not in the way of the Lord, but in the imagination of their own unsanctified hearts. {3SM 422.1}

 

“God is raising up a class to give the loud cry of the third angel's message. . . . It is Satan's object now to get up new theories to divert the mind from the true work and genuine message for this time. He stirs up minds to give false interpretation of Scripture, a spurious loud cry, that the real message may not have its effect when it does come. This is one of the greatest evidences that the loud cry will soon be heard and the earth will be lightened with the glory of God.”--Letter 20, 1884. {3SM 410.1}

 

More Cherished Errors of Professing Seventh-day Adventists

 

"The Laodicean Church is the translation church...this is the very church that will be translated into the Kingdom of God." Review, November 30, 1939. (General Conference president J.L. McElhany)

 

"...because the church is under God's grace it ‘may appear as about to fall, but it does not fall.’" Adventist Review, September 22, 1983, p 14.

 

"The prophetic scenario assures us of the church's survival....[It will] go through until the very end....it does not fall..." Adventist Review, May 4, 1989, p. 9.

 

"The Seventh-day Adventist Church will triumph gloriously and will go through triumphantly, as a corporate body, to the sea of glass." The Early and Latter Rain of the Holy Spirit, p 183, by Gordon W. Collier, Sr., 1973.

 

The church leaders do not stop here, but even teach that the SDA church, which we have already discovered will fall, is the same as the place or city of refuge:

 

"...[finding the SDA church is] Finding a Refuge." Adventist Review, November 2, 1989, p 28.

 

They teach that the SDA church is the same as the ark--the ship of safety:

 

"Many times pastors have compared the church to an ark of safety, and I believe it is....The church is a place to preserve our lives..." Adventist Review, August 7, 1986, p 23.

 

"Like the ark, the church will help save God's people..." Adventist Review, August 9, 1984, p 18.

 

Compare the above statements with this from the Word:

 

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

 

"Christ's statement is ‘that the gates of hell shall not prevail against’ the church....Let us stay with the ship. The church...is going through and will surely drop anchor on the ‘sea of glass’ because a ‘Divine hand is on the wheel’--the hand of Christ." Adventist Review, July 28, 1983, p 5.

 

They teach that the SDA church supplies a ticket to heaven, and hence our walk with God and our salvation is connected to church membership:

"The local [SDA] church becomes the ‘port of entry’ to the kingdom of God." Adventist Review, October 1, 1992, p 23.

 

"Your walk with God has a great deal to do with your desire to come back to church....As you return, seek Him. He has promised that you will find Him....You won't drop out again as long as you continue to grow in Him." Adventist Review, November 2, 1989, p 27.

 

"There is some relationship between salvation and church membership." Adventist Review, August 9, 1984, p 18.

 

They teach that no matter how bad the church is, God will purify it, and the corporate body will make it to the sea of glass.

 

"This church to which we belong will emerge a victorious company to stand some day on the sea of glass....Adventism is destined to triumph gloriously....They [God's people] will patiently watch and pray until God in His own time and in His own way purifies His church...The church will fulfill its prophetic role and will triumph. Let us stay with the church so that we can share in that victory." Messenger, October, 1994, p 11.

 

They also teach that the SDA church will always be the Remnant church, simply because it knows, but does not follow the truths necessary to be the Remnant church.

 

General Conference president, Robert Folkenberg, states:

 

"The idea of a remnant does not mean that those who claim to be part of it are necessarily better than others, that somehow they are more holy than others. The remnant is identified simply by the truths that it knows, not even the truths that it believes or that it practices or that this corporate remnant shares, but simply that it knows....I affirm that this remnant is the Seventh-day Adventist Church." Transcript of Robert Folkenberg's address "Movement of Destiny" at the Scottish Mission Session, Edinburgh, Scotland, June 4, 1994.

 

In fact, the apostate SDA leadership even teaches that the SDA church is on a par with God Himself!

 

"I appeal to all who are outside the fold [SDA church] just now....If you are not here, He [Christ] misses you....The Father owns the house. Return to Him. For every good love story should have a happy ending." Adventist Review, November 2, 1989, p 8.

 

"...when we backslide from the church, we also backslide from God." Adventist Review, June 2, 1988, p 9.

 

But is this true? Is the SDA church, or any church--even the true church, the city of refuge or the ark of safety for God's people today? No! Then where is the real "city of refuge" for sinners? Where is the real "ark of safety" in which we must find shelter from the coming storm and tempest? This is only found in Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour!

 

Jesus is the city of refuge (Patriarchs and Prophets, p 516-517; Christ's Object Lessons, p 158; Sons and Daughters of God, p 79); Jesus is the place for the weary to find rest in (Isaiah 28:12; Sons and Daughters of God, p 298; Desire of Ages, p 328-332; Testimonies, vol 5, p 410; vol 2, p 562-563); Jesus--the truth--is the ark of safety (Testimonies, vol 5, p 279; Evangelism, p 397; Medical Ministry, p 317; Review and Herald, vol 2, p 102); and Jesus is the shelter from the storm and tempest soon to come! (Testimonies to Ministers, p 182; Great Controversy, p 654).

 

No church--including the true church--can be our city of refuge or our ark of safety! We must be hid in Jesus and Him only, not in any group or any church! Jesus is our only hope!

 

When the SDA church teaches that it is the city of refuge or the ark of safety, that she will always be the remnant and will never fall, they are brainwashing our SDA people with pure Catholic doctrine--that salvation can only be found in the church. The SDA church has removed Christ from the hearts of our people, and has put the church in His place. Thus, the SDA church has become god to our people. This is the same erroneous doctrine which the Jewish church leaders taught their people, and their church became god to them!

"The Jews worshiped the temple and were filled with greater indignation at anything spoken against that building than if it had been spoken against God." Early Writings, p 198.

 

This false Catholic teaching, that the apostate church is the city of refuge, the ark of safety, and that it is corporately bound for heaven, results in the implied or overt threat that if any SDA drops their membership and leaves the safety of the SDA church, they are lost! How? The SDA leaders and ministers have replaced Christ with themselves and replaced God with the church: hence if one separates from the SDA church then he would believe that he has separated from God and Christ and is lost. Many Adventists do believe that if they leave the SDA church, they are doomed as being apostates from Christ until they return back to the church. In fact, the SDA church states just that!

 

"Regardless of the pretext, or how righteous the cause may appear, separation from the visible remnant [the SDA church] is apostasy from the body of Christ." Messenger, October, 1994, p 2.

 

Yet this Catholic teaching is so firmly entrenched in their minds that even after they have discovered that the SDA church is in apostasy, and have decided to physically leave the corrupt SDA church, some still retain their names on the corporate membership roll. They still retain a foot in the door of the church, still holding on to "Mother's" apron string, still touching or remaining connected with the corrupt church just in case the corporate church, with all its listed members, does indeed make it to heaven in the end!

 

But is this position acceptable in God's sight? Does your name on the membership rolls of an apostate church of Babylon, who has rejected the light from heaven, mean anything?

 

"My [Ellen White's] brother continued to fail rapidly. If he felt a cloud shutting Jesus from him, he would not rest until it was dispelled, and bright hope again cheered him. To all who visited him, he conversed upon the goodness of God, and would often lift his emaciated finger, pointing upwards, while a heavenly light rested upon his countenance, and say, ‘My treasure is laid up on high.’ It was a wonder to all that his life of suffering was thus protracted. He had a hemorrhage of the lungs, and was thought to be dying. Then an unfulfilled duty presented itself to him. He had again connected himself with the Methodist church. He was expelled in 1843 with the other members of the family, on account of his faith. He said he could not die in peace until his name was taken from the church-book, and requested father to go immediately and have it taken off.

"In the morning father visited the minister, stating my brother's request. He said that he would visit him, and then if it was still his wish to be considered no longer a member of their church, his request should be granted. Just before the minister arrived my brother had a second hemorrhage, and whispered his fears that he should not live to do this duty. The minister visited him, and he immediately expressed his desire, and told him he could not die in peace until his name was taken from the church-book; that he should not have united with them again if he had been standing in the light....Soon after this my brother fell asleep in Jesus, in full hope of having a part in the first resurrection." Spiritual Gifts, vol 2, p 163-164.

 

There is nothing written in the Bible or the Spirit of Prophecy that is not for our edification. So this testimony has significance for us today! Removing our names from the membership rolls of a church which has apostatized from God, rejected and changed the truths of the three angels' messages into falsehood, and has become Babylon fallen, is called "an unfulfilled DUTY." And this duty was carried out before Ellen White's brother had "full hope of having a part in the first resurrection"! Hence, there is a duty to leave any church which has rejected the three angels' messages. And especially is this the case with the Seventh-day Adventist church. What other church has had, and has rejected, greater light than the SDA church? It is true that we are not saved by being members of a church, but we can be lost by remaining members in a Babylonian one!

 

The SDA church and its leadership are leading the entire membership into the deception that the church cannot possibly be destroyed--no matter how rebellious and corrupt it becomes. But was it any different with the Jewish church leadership?

"The long-suffering of God toward Jerusalem, only confirmed the Jews in their stubborn impenitence....The fear of God no longer disturbed them. Satan was at the head of the nation, and the highest civil and religious authorities were under his sway.

 

"Yet in their [Jewish church leadership] blind and blasphemous presumption the instigators of this hellish work publicly declared that they had no fear that Jerusalem would be destroyed, for it was God's own city. To establish their power more firmly, they bribed false prophets to proclaim, even when the Roman legions were besieging the temple, that the people were to wait [in Jerusalem] for deliverance from God." Spirit of Prophecy, vol 4, p 30-31.

 

Was the church leadership successful in the deception of their church membership?

 

"To the last, multitudes held fast to the belief that the Most High would interpose for the defeat of their adversaries. But Israel had spurned the divine protection, and now she had no defense." Spirit of Prophecy, vol 4, p 31.

 

The Jewish church and its leadership had a form of being God's church, but they rejected God's Son, His truth, and His power to work His righteousness among them. This exactly--only in greater magnitude--has been done by the SDA church and its leadership. They have also rejected Jesus Christ, (see Testimonies to Ministers, p 97, p 131, p 467-468; 1888 Materials, p 1565-1566; Special Testimonies, Series A#6, p 19-20, Series B#7, p 15), rejected His truth and His power to work His righteousness among them (see Testimonies, vol 5, p 71-72, 719-720; Paulson Collection, p 54-55, 60-61; Selected Messages, book 1, p 234-235; Testimonies to Ministers, p 465, 468, 89-91, 363-364, 366-367, 413; 1888 Materials, p 1565; Review and Herald, December 23, 1890, August 1, 1893; Manuscript Releases, vol 15, p 292-293, vol 13, p 122-123, 378-381; Battle Creek Letters, p 55-56; Special Testimonies, Series B#2, p 22, B#7, p 13).

How does God want His people to respond to a church that has a form of godliness, but denies the power? Does God want His people to touch, be connected to, or retain a foot in the door--continuing to hold on to a corrupt, apostate, unclean, Babylonian church?

 

"Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away." 2 Timothy 3:5.

 

"And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them." Ephesians 5:11.

 

"Depart ye, depart ye, go ye out from thence, touch no unclean thing; go ye out of the midst of her; be ye clean, that bear the vessels of the Lord." Isaiah 52:11.

 

"Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? Or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? For ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, and will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty." 2 Corinthians 6:14-18.

 

One area which is often overlooked is the command to "touch not the unclean thing." This means that even if you have left an apostate harlot church, but have not removed your membership from the roll books, your membership still connects you to that unclean church. Hence you would be touching the unclean thing by retaining your church membership! You would be unclean by this touch, and a partaker with the harlot church in her sins!

 

When a priest of Israel, who was consecrated and made holy to minister before God, came in contact with a dead body--even if it was but the slightest touch of the hem of his garments--his whole person was contaminated and declared unclean. According to the God-given process of cleansing found in Numbers 19, the unclean priest had to separate himself from the camp of Israel, go out into the wilderness, and be cleansed twice. This cleansing process involved running water being poured through the ashes of a red heifer which had been sacrificed.

 

If after being cleansed, the worker of God went back to the camp of Israel and touched the dead body again, he would become unclean and would have to go through the whole process once again of separation out of the camp in order to be cleansed.

 

The sacrificed red heifer represents Christ--the Word of God. The running water represents the purifying action of the Holy Spirit cleansing us through the Word of God. And the dead body represents a spiritually dead church. So by our connection to and membership in a spiritually dead church body, even in the slightest way, we are unclean by this touch and unfit to minister or work for a holy God. And the only God-given way in which we can become cleansed and accepted back into His service, is to separate ourselves completely from that unclean church, be cleansed twice by Christ's sacrifice and the purifying work of the Holy Spirit through the word of God, and then not reconnect ourselves with that dead unclean church. We can warn others about where the unclean and dead church is, and what to do if they are connected to it. But if we want to serve and witness for a holy God, we dare not touch or reconnect ourselves to the church.

 

This same issue can be clearly seen in the illustration of a mud puddle. While standing in a pool of muddy water, even if we move to its shallowest edge, we are still contaminated by the mud. We can use all the soap and pour clean, pure water over our heads, and yet we are not completely cleansed because our feet are still connected with the mud. We may even manage to be clean and spotless everywhere else on our body, but while our feet remain in the mud, we are not fully cleansed or completely spotless. We can never be fully cleansed or completely spotless until we break all connection with the muddy pool, get out of the mud, and are again cleansed. And in order to remain fully clean, we must not touch or reconnect ourselves with that unclean muddy pool. We can and must warn others about where the unclean and muddy pool is, and what to do if they are touching it and thus contaminated. But if we want to remain clean and spotless, we dare not touch or reconnect ourselves to it again.

"Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned? Can one go upon hot coals, and his feet not be burned?" Proverbs 6:27-28.

 

"Can two walk together, except they be agreed?" Amos 3:3.

 

"We are exhorted, ‘touch not the unclean’ [2 Corinthians 6:17]. Those who associate with the impure, themselves become impure. If we choose the society of the ungodly, we shall be affected by their ungodliness." Review and Herald, October 23, 1888.

 

"You are exhorted to touch not the unclean thing; for in touching this, you will yourself become unclean. It is impossible for you to unite with those who are corrupt, and still remain pure. ‘What fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? and what concord hath Christ with Belial?’ [2 Corinthians 6:14-15] God and Christ and the heavenly host would have man know that if he unites with the corrupt, he will become corrupt." E.G. White Comments, SDA Bible Commentary, vol 6, p 1102.

 

By our willing choice to remain associated with, or by retaining our membership in, the corrupt, apostate, Babylonian SDA church, we are made partakers in the sins of the church--being made corporately responsible in all the church's wickedness. Thus we are one with this unclean woman in harlotry, and we will receive the same punishment as the SDA church does!

 

"Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid. What? Know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? For two, saith He, shall be one flesh." 1 Corinthians 6:15-16.

 

"And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, My people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues..." Revelation 18:4.

 

If we choose to remain connected with the apostate Babylonian SDA church--whether by our presence or by our names on the roll books, then we choose to be a partaker in all the sins of the church, and thus we will receive the plagues along with the church we love more than following the will of God.

 

The SDA church has chosen to follow--in a greater degree--the same path that the Jewish church followed in rejecting God and His will. But because of the leadership's choice to follow their own stubborn wills, what occurred to the Jewish church?

 

"For the rejection of Christ, with the results that followed, they were responsible. A nation's sin and a nation's ruin were due to the religious leaders." Christ's Object Lessons, p 304-305.

"All the predictions given by Christ concerning the destruction of Jerusalem were fulfilled to the letter." Spirit of Prophecy, vol 4, p 31.

 

"...the fate of the temple of Jerusalem. That magnificent structure fell. Angels of God were sent to do the work of destruction..." SDA Bible Commentary, vol 5, p 1098-99.

 

As angels of God were involved in the destruction of the Jewish church, so angels of God will be involved in the destruction of the Adventist church. About the destruction that will occur to the SDA church and its people:

 

"The Lord commissions His messengers [angels], the men with the slaughtering weapons in their hands: ‘Go ye after him through the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity: slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and women: but come not near any man upon whom is the mark; and begin at My sanctuary. Then they began at the ancient men which were before the house’ [Ezek 9:5-6].

"Here we see that the church--the Lord's sanctuary--was the first to feel the stroke of the wrath of God. The ancient men, those to whom God had given great light and who had stood as guardians of the spiritual interests of the people, had betrayed their trust....These dumb dogs that would not bark are the ones who feel the just vengeance of an offended God." Testimonies, vol 5, p 211.

 

Will this terrible destruction actually occur?

"Study the 9th chapter of Ezekiel. These words will be literally fulfilled...God is calling; will you hear? Will you receive His message?...Soon, very soon, every case will be decided for eternity." Manuscript Releases, vol 1, p 260.

 

Why did Jerusalem and the entire system of the Jewish church have to be destroyed?

"They [Jews] robbed God of His glory, and defrauded the world by a counterfeit of the gospel. They had refused to surrender themselves to God for the salvation of the world, and they became agents of Satan for its destruction.

"The people whom God had called to be the pillar and ground of truth had become representatives of Satan....God could do no more for man through these channels. The whole system must be swept away." Desire of Ages, p 36.

 

Having given up the real three angels' messages, the entire SDA church is now founded upon a counterfeit gospel. Thus the SDA church is defrauding its people and the world of the truth. Instead of being God's obedient representatives, they have become the representatives of Satan. Hence, God can do no more for man through the channels of the SDA church, and the whole system must be swept away!

 

The SDA church and its leadership have verily fulfilled the following prophecy:

 

"For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; and they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables."

 

"And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: that they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness." 2 Timothy 4:3-4; 2 Thessalonians 2:11-12.

 

This destruction of the SDA church will also be "fulfilled to the letter." And God mercifully reveals, as a warning, this future destruction of our professed SDA people who choose to remain within the SDA church:

 

"Go ye after him through the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity: Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and women...and begin at My sanctuary....And He said unto them, Defile the house, and fill the courts with the slain: go ye forth. And they went forth, and slew...And as for Me also, Mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity, but I will recompense their way upon their own head." Ezekiel 9:5-10.

 

"The time is soon coming when the work of God's judgments will begin at His sanctuary. God Himself is now drawing the separating line. He says, ‘As for Me also, Mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity, but I will recompense their way upon their head’ [Ezekiel 9:10]." Letter 3, January 1, 1900, Last Day Events from the Letters and Manuscripts of E.G. White, p 90-91.

 

"Men, maidens, and little children all perished together." Testimonies, vol 5, p 211.

OH, MY PROFESSED SDA PEOPLE; TURN YE, TURN YE, FROM YOUR EVIL WAYS AND FROM YOUR FALLEN CHURCH, FOR WHY WILL YE DIE ALONG WITH HER?

"In the General Conference the counsels of God have been set aside, and the counsels and wisdom of men have been relied upon....The General Conference--what is it? What does it comprehend? Is it a General Conference, or is it something wrapped up and called by that name? With the exception of a limited number, the people who ought to know are not intelligent in regard to its workings....and the people at large know scarcely anything of what is being done at the heart of the work...

"As I was made to understand something of the management of the work in this great center, it was all that I could bear. My spirit was pained within me, for I had lost confidence in that which I had ever presented before the people as the voice of God to His children. It has not been the voice of God. There has been a lording power exercised over God's heritage...Their own principles have been counterworking the principles of truth and righteousness. We cannot therefore present before the people that the voice of the General Conference in its decisions must move and control them; for its propositions and decisions cannot be accepted. They are not in the right line of progress. God is cropped out of their counsels....

"The men who are guiding and planning, who carry large responsibilities, have separated themselves from God, and the righteousness of true principles is not in them; and if their plans are not counterworked they will cause ruin....

"‘Come out from among them,’ God says, ‘and be ye separate,...and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, and will be a father unto you, and ye shall be My sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty’ [2 Cor. 6:17,18]. We all need a Father with whom to consult. The Holy Spirit has been refused by men who are puffed up with vain conceit and believe themselves capable of managing wonderful responsibilities....

"If our people were not blinded by deception they would see that these men are walking contrary to God. God has been speaking to them by His Word, through His testimonies, by His Spirit. Why do they not take heed? They have closed their eyes that they should not see, and their ears that they should not hear. They have rushed madly on in their uncontrollable spirit, unsanctified and separated from God; and yet they suppose that they can bring God's people to their terms and under their control....It cannot be done. God will put a voice in the stones to cry out against it....

"The refuge of lies will fail. God will strike a blow to deliver His oppressed people....

"I must speak plainly. We are reaching a time when a just standard of right and wrong, of honor and dishonor, of truth and error, is becoming a thing of naught. ‘Truth is fallen in the streets, and equity cannot enter’ [Isaiah 59:14]....The man who sits at the feet of Jesus and learns His lessons will say as did one of old, ‘Unto their assembly, mine honor, be not thou united’ [Genesis 49:6]....

"Little by little have the barriers been broken away, showing that the foundation of the structure is built upon the sand." Manuscript Releases, vol 17, p 221-234.

 

"Their foundation would be built on the sand, and storm and tempest would sweep away the structure." Selected Messages, book 1, p 205.

"...the foundations shall be discovered, and it shall fall, and ye shall be consumed in the midst thereof..." Ezekiel 13:14.

 

THE BOTTOM LINE

 

The bottom line most conclusive evidence to any argument as to what happens concerning the apostate new movement SDA church, is Ellen White’s following prophecy of the fall of the professing SDA church militant. This cannot be gainsayed by all the kings horses and all the kings men combined:

                        

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

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

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

 

It is no small wonder the church leaders let the 1884 edition of The Great Controversy, lapse from being published until an Adventist Doctor began to re-publish it. Then the church took him to court. He won, because the court ruled that prophetic writings cannot be copyrighted. So the church began publishing the 1884 edition again. The above statement has been change to near oblivion in the 1911 edition.

 

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