God’s Proclamation of  Anathema on All Who Teach a False Gospel

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Dear Reader,

In past history, Seventh-day Adventists have prided themselves in possessing a thorough knowledge of the Word. That has empirically changed since the leadership has embraced abominable, unpardonable sin apostasy. I am going to prove to you beyond a particle of any doubt that the church teaches two diametrically different gospels. Then I am going to prove to you beyond the same degree of any doubt that the teaching of any other “false” gospel is anathema to God. I am going to prove this from God’s Word.


Even if one totally disregards all of the other serious apostasy abominations of the professing Seventh-day Adventist church, this one apostasy, by itself, demands separation from any church that so imbibes a false gospel. Even Babylon teaches only one gospel. It is a false gospel, but at least it does not teach two opposed gospels. In this regard, professing SDA’s are worse than Babylon. It is worse to know the truth and then teach a tailored gospel for the liberal faction, and another gospel for a more conservative faction in the church, and that is exactly what is transpiring in the professing Seventh-day Adventist church, and it is easy for anyone to prove.


What has not been recognized is the dire seriousness of such an abominable act on the part of church leaders and laity. Oh yes, there are intra-church independent ministries protesting the New Movement, New Theology false gospel, but NOT ONE of those intra-church independent ministries is teaching God’s required response to any different gospel than the true gospel.


What’s more, most of the intra-church operating independent ministries and their patron supporters teach that the New Theology false gospel is little more than a mere pardonable fault and defect on the part of church leadership and laity. But even regarding the ones that teach that the church is in apostasy, they do not teach God’s instructions regarding any who come with another gospel. So let’s study to see what God says about teaching another gospel.


Each and every intra-church independent ministry and its patrons are corporately guilty for the teaching of the false gospel because their tithe monies are paid into the general fund of the church treasury which supports the leaders who teach that false gospel. And even if they do not give tithe to the apostate Seventh-day Adventist church organization, they are still corporately responsible if they are members of that New Movement church, just as any member of the Catholic church or the other fallen Babylonian churches is responsible for what their church teaches. If one is a member of the church of Satan in San Francisco, is he/she responsible for what that church teaches? Of course! That is the very reason that there have been various separations from apostate churches throughout the history of the church.


Gal 1:8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.  


Gal 1:9 As we said before, so say I now again, If any [man] preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.


The New Testament Greek definition of the word accursed as used in Galatians 1:8 and 1:9, is anathema:


Number 331


anathema {an-ath'-em-ah}

Word Origin:

from 394



Part of Speech:

noun neuter

Usage in the KJV:

accursed 4, anathema 1, bind under a great curse 332 1


Total: 6


a thing set up or laid by in order to be kept

specifically, an offering resulting from a vow, which after being consecrated to a god was hung upon the walls or columns of the temple, or put in some other conspicuous place

a thing devoted to God without hope of being redeemed, and if an animal, to be slain; therefore a person or thing doomed to destruction

a curse

a man accursed, devoted to the direst of woes

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forensic justification only versus justification and sanctification


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a‧nath‧e‧ma əˈnæθ  ə  mə[uh-nath-uh-muh] Pronunciation Key

–noun, plural -mas.

1.       a person or thing detested or loathed: That subject is anathema to him.

2.       a person or thing accursed or consigned to damnation or destruction.

3.       a formal ecclesiastical curse involving excommunication.

4.       any imprecation of divine punishment.

5.       a curse; execration.


[Origin: 1520–30; < L < Gk: a thing accursed, devoted to evil, orig. devoted, equiv. to ana(ti)thé(nai) to set up + -ma n. suffix] Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.0.1)
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a·nath·e·ma ( -n th -m )  Pronunciation Key   Audio pronunciation of "anathema"[P]
n. pl. a·nath·e·mas

1.           A formal ecclesiastical ban, curse, or excommunication.

2.           A vehement denunciation; a curse: “the sound of a witch's anathemas in some unknown tongue” (Nathaniel Hawthorne).

3.           One that is cursed or damned.

One that is greatly reviled, loathed, or shunned: “Essentialism a belief in natural, immutable sex differences is anathema to postmodernists, for whom sexuality itself, along with gender, is a ‘social construct’” (Wendy Kaminer).

[Late Latin anathema, doomed offering, accursed thing, from Greek, from anatithenai, anathe-, to dedicate  : ana-, ana- + tithenai, to put; see dh - in Indo-European Roots.]

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n 1: a detested person; "he is an anathema to me" [syn: bete noire] 2: a formal ecclesiastical curse accompanied by excommunication

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anything laid up or suspended; hence anything laid up in a temple or set apart as sacred. In this sense the form of the word is _anath(ee)ma_, once in plural used in the Greek New Testament, in Luke 21:5, where it is rendered "gifts."

In the LXX. the form _anathema_ is generally used as the rendering of the Hebrew word _herem_, derived from a verb which means (1) to consecrate or devote; and

(2) to exterminate. Any object so devoted to the Lord could not be redeemed (Num. 18:14; Lev. 27:28, 29); and hence the idea of exterminating connected with the word. The Hebrew verb (haram) is frequently used of the extermination
of idolatrous nations. It had a wide range of application.

The _anathema_ or_herem_ was a person or thing irrevocably devoted to God (Lev. 27:21, 28); and
"none devoted shall be ransomed. He shall surely be put to death" (27:29). The word therefore carried the idea of devoted to destruction (Num. 21:2, 3; Josh. 6:17); and hence generally it meant a thing accursed. In Deut. 7:26 an idol is
called a _herem_ = _anathema_, a thing accursed. In the New Testament this word always implies execration. In some cases an individual denounces an anathema on himself unless certain conditions are fulfilled (Acts 23:12, 14, 21).

"To call Jesus accursed" [anathema] (1 Cor. 12:3) is to pronounce him execrated or accursed. If any one preached another gospel, the apostle says, "let him be accursed" (Gal. 1:8, 9); i.e., let his conduct in so doing be accounted accursed. In Rom. 9:3, the expression "accursed" (anathema) from Christ, i.e., excluded from fellowship or alliance with Christ, has occasioned much difficulty. The apostle here does not speak of his wish as a possible thing. It is simply a vehement expression of feeling, showing how strong was his desire for the salvation of his people.

The anathema in 1 Cor. 16:22 denotes simply that they who love not the Lord are rightly objects of loathing and execration to all holy beings; they are guilty of a crime that merits the severest condemnation; they are exposed to the just sentence of "everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord."

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Anathema, separated; set apart

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anathema: in CancerWEB's On-line Medical Dictionary

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The gospel that teaches forensic justification ONLY, as being meritorious toward salvation is blasphemy. This belief system totally obviates the empowerment works of the Holy Spirit in our sanctification as being meritorious. That is the worst type of grieving of the regenerative power of the Holy Spirit of Christ.


God showed this writer long ago that it was blasphemy to teach forensic justification ONLY, as being meritorious of salvation. But now I have proved it from Scripture. That is what is being taught by the liberal faction of leaders in the professing Seventh-day Adventist church.


It should be clear to all that any who teach a false gospel are anathema to God and that all such are condemned to “everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord.”


Forensic Justification ONLY is a False Gospel


Many SDA leaders are teaching that one is saved by faith alone without works empowered by the Holy Spirit. We are not saved by works of OUR OWN, lest any man should boast, but we are saved by the meritorious, regenerative works of the Holy Spirit in and through us when we surrender to the will of Christ. To say that such empowerment is not meritorious is to deny the great sacrifice of Christ’s Holy Spirit at His Incarnation, as a bequeathed gift to us for the express purpose of overcoming sin. Ellen White called that gift the “highest good…., crowning gift that heaven could bestow.”


"We can receive of heaven's light only as we are willing to be emptied of self. We cannot discern the character of God, OR ACCEPT CHRIST BY FAITH, unless we consent to the bringing into captivity of every thought to the obedience of Christ. To all who do this the Holy Spirit is given without measure. In Christ 'dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily, and in Him ye are made full.'” Col. 2:9, 10, R.V." Desire of Ages, 181.


Forensic Justification ONLY, is nothing more or less than the Doctrine of the Nicolaitans which God hates. We are chosen for salvation through sanctification and belief (faith):


1Cr 1:30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:


1Th 4:3 For this is the will of God, [even] your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication:


1Th 4:4 That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour;


2Th 2:13 But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:


1Pe 1:2 Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.


The Doctrine of the Nicolaitans That God Especially Hates


Rev 2:6 But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.


Rev 2:15 So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate.


Nicolaitans --

Doctrine of the Nicolaitans.—“The doctrine is now largely taught that the gospel of Christ has made the law of God of no effect that by 'believing' we are released from the necessity of being doers of the Word. But this is the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which Christ so unsparingly condemned.” E.G. White, The SDA Bible Commentary, Vol. 7, p. 957.



"(Jude 4).--The Sin of the Nicolaitans.--Is it [our sin] the sin of the Nicolaitans, turning the grace of God into lasciviousness." E.G. White, SDA Bible Commentary, Vol. 7, 957.


"In thorny ground the tender plants did not wither as rapidly as they did in the stony ground. Similarly, the experience of thorny-ground Christians progresses further than that of the stony-ground hearers. They make what appears to be a real start, and apparently they experience justification and the new birth. But they soon become 'weary in well doing' (Gal. 6:9) and do not 'go on unto perfection' (Heb. 6:1). Absorbed by the pleasures of this world and in the pursuit of its attractions, they neglect to weed out from the life those tendencies and traits of character that respond to temptation. They are like the person who had been freed from demon possession only to be repossessed by seven evil spirits (see on Matt. 12:43-45). Many of the things that attract the thorny-ground hearers and absorb their attention may not, in and of themselves, be harmful. But such persons become so absorbed in this world that they have no time to prepare for the next." SDA Bible Commentary, Vol. 5, 405.


Thorns are defined by the SDA Bible Commentary as those who teach justification without sanctification, which is the doctrine of the Nicolaitans.



Doctrine of the Nicolaitans.—“The doctrine is now largely taught that the gospel of Christ has made the law of God of no effect that by 'believing' we are released from the necessity of being doers of the Word. But this is the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which Christ so unsparingly condemned." E.G. White, The SDA Bible Commentary, Vol. 7, p. 957.


"(Jude 4).--The Sin of the Nicolaitans.—“Is it [our sin] the sin of the Nicolaitans, turning the grace of God into lasciviousness." E.G. White, SDA Bible Commentary, Vol. 7, 957.


It is the Thorns Who Believe That Justification ONLY is the Sum and Substance of Religion


 "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), teach. Some teach a variation on the Doctrine of the Nicolaitans, saying that good works are the result of justification, but are not meritorious, even when empowered by the Holy Spirit. That is the part of the Doctrine of the Nicolaitans that is so grievous to the Holy Spirit—that His works in and through us play no part AS FAR AS MERIT IS CONCERNED, in our salvation. That is a lie. That denigrates the power and person of the Holy Spirit.


What Paul really meant when he said that we are not saved by works lest any man should boast, is OUR OWN WORKS.  However, when we surrender our wills to Christ and His Holy Spirit works His good will in and through us, those works are meritorious toward salvation because they are His, lest any man should boast. And if this is not true, then Paul becomes the greatest of self-contradictors in the bible, for he also wrote the quote I included concerning sanctification and belief, as well as the following verse:


Rom 2:13 (For not the hearers of the law [are] just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.


James agreed with Paul:


Jam 1:22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.





"The earliest extra-Biblical Christian writer to mention this party is Irenaeus (c. A.D. 185), who identifies the Nicolaitans as a Gnostic sect...

There is evidence also of a Gnostic sect in the 3d cent. A.D. bearing the name 'Nicolaitans.'


"...The doctrine of the Nicolaitans appears to have been a form of antinomianism (see SDACom 7:957). Nicolaitans of the 2d cent. seem to have continued and extended the views of the 1st-cent. adherents, holding to the freedom of the flesh, and teaching that the deeds of the flesh had no effect upon the health of the soul and consequently no relation to salvation." SDA Bible Dictionary, Vol. 8 of the Commentaries, p. 770, 771.


"No one can believe with the heart unto righteousness, and obtain justification by faith, while continuing the practice of those things which the Word of God forbids, or while neglecting any known duty....As God works in the heart, and man surrenders his will to God, and co-operates with God, he works out in the life what God WORKS IN by the Holy Spirit, and there is harmony between the purpose of the heart and the practice of the life. Every sin must be renounced as the hateful thing that crucified the Lord of life and glory....It is by continual surrender of the will, by continual obedience, that the blessing of justification is retained." E.G. White, Selected Messages, Bk. 1, pp. 396-397.


"The intercession of Christ in man's behalf in the sanctuary above is as essential to the plan of salvation as was His death upon the cross. By His death He began that work which after His resurrection He ascended to complete in heaven. We must by faith enter within the veil, 'whither the forerunner is for us entered.' Hebrews 6:20:" E.G. White, The Great Controversy, 1911 edition, p. 489.


Something that is "as essential" to His death on the cross, and completed in heaven, would not constitute a completement of the Atonement on the cross. What was completed was the sacrificial act. Christ is now pleading His blood for our sins and giving His Divine Nature Holy Spirit power to overcome those sins to those who desire such. This work is denied by many SDA General Conference leaders who are teaching a false gospel. This work is denied by those who believe in justification only without sanctification.


On the typical Day of Atonement, which we are in, all sin was to be searched out and put out of the camp. No "benefits" accrued to anyone who would not make this search. In fact, it was ruled that anyone who would not conduct such a thorough search and remove sin from his life were put out of the camp. Thy way, O Lord, is in thy Sanctuary.


The only "benefits" that the Atonement COMPLETED ON THE CROSS could offer would be justification for sins past, and that is what New Theology Adventism teaches. However, the on-going Atonement work is for the eradication of sin in the life, in the antitypical Day of Atonement, for the purpose of cleansing the Sanctuary of all sin, past, present, and future. That objective has not yet been achieved or completed.


That is a power benefit for which God's people have not as yet sufficiently aspired to nor desired. One great reason it has not been aspired to and desired, is because of the teaching of the false gospel which teaches that overcoming sin this side of glorification is not necessary and/or IS NOT MERITORIOUS TOWARD SALVATION—JUSTIFICATION, EVEN WHEN EMPOWERED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT, and this is anti everything the Atonement was designed to achieve, as proven by the typical Sanctuary Service. Just remember that in the Sanctuary Service, on the typical Day of Atonement, all sin had to be searched out and put out of the camp and if any man failed to do so, he was banned from the camp. That was tantamount to being banned from heaven. That is the requirement, the condition of sanctification, as taught by the Sanctuary type.




·       The professing Seventh-day Adventist church militant is going to be brought down to hell in another literal fulfillment of Ezekiel 9, because of teaching two different gospels to the world, for any other gospel is anathema to God.

·       The false gospel taught by the professing SDA church militant is the Doctrine of the Nicolaitans or a cunning variation on the theme.

·       Ellen White said that Adventist ministers should teach the same thing North, South, East and West. Jesus would not have taught two different gospels. Ellen White would not have taught two different gospels.

·       It is a New Movement led be Satan himself, that teaches two different gospels. That apostate act ALONE, is sufficient to remove God, (1SM 205), and make all members who KNOWINGLYsupport such, guilty of unpardonable sin and they will be condemned to “everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord.”

·       Because the SDA church is organized under a hierarchical system, rather than a congregationalist order, whereby each church is responsible only to itself, the SDA church is a corporate body with corporate responsibility whereby the members are responsible for what their leaders teach because they elect them and because the tithe goes into a general pool to support all the ministry. In a Congregationalist system, each church pays the keep of its own pastor only.

·       Ellen White said that the SDA church is a theocracy like Israel, and that each member is responsible for the KNOWN sins in the camp:   "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. Corporate responsibility: "For evils that we might have checked, we are just as responsible as if we were guilty." Desire of Ages, p. 44. "We are just as responsible for evils that we might have checked in others by exercise of parental or pastoral authority as if the acts had been our own." Patriarchs Prophets, 578.2

·       Every supporting member of the church is corporately responsible for the anathema act of the church teaching two different gospels with one of them being a false gospel. This is why separation from any false teaching body was ever required. One is responsible for what one supports.

·       "Most startling messages will be borne by men of God's appointment, messages of a character to WARN the people, to AROUSE them. And while some will be PROVOKED by the warning, and led to RESIST LIGHT AND EVIDENCE, we are to see from this that we are giving the TESTING MESSAGE FOR THIS TIME. Messages will be given OUT OF THE USUAL ORDER." Testimonies, Vol. 9, p. 137.


You have just been privy to one of those “most startling messages.” Your eternal life will depend upon your correct response. Why do SDA leaders not see what you have just read? Because of Isaiah 56:10-12, and Testimonies, Vol. 5, p. 211.


God bless all who love and honor the truth,


Ron Beaulieu