Scripture On Separation From

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Dear Reader,

There is much confusion and misinformation on the issue of separation in the professing New Movement Seventh-day Adventist church. Ellen White statements are being misappropriated by leaders and laity to lead folk to destruction in the next literal fulfillment of Ezekiel 9. (See Isaiah 9:16).

Ellen White is interpreted in a manner that makes her a self-contradicting and Bible contradicting false prophet because Scripture teaches a clear separation of a small remnant from all organized church militants at the end-time and that does not exclude the SDA church militant.

We are going to explore this serious issues upon which our very salvation will depend, first from a Biblical perspective and then applying Ellen White statements that DEMAND another coming out.

Ellen White stated that each (all) of the ancient prophets spoke less for their own time than for ours so that their prophesying is in force for us. This is a very serious statement. 

 "The Bible for Our Time.--Never are we absent from the mind of God. God is our joy and our salvation. Each of the ancient prophets spoke less for their own time than for ours, so that their prophesying is in force for us. 'Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come' (1 Cor. 10:11). 'Not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven which things the angels desire to look into' (1 Peter 1:12).'" E.G. White, Selected Messages, vol. 3, p. 338.

God said the same thing in other words when He said that the Old Testament history was written as an ensample for us unto whom the end of the world is come:

1Cr 10:11 Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.

We will now explore another coming out from all organized churches at the end-time from a Bible perspective. I believe that Ellen White agreed with what I am about to show you concerning what God has shown me. But for those who do not, remember that the Bible is the greater light and trumps whatever your interpretation of Ellen White’s statements might be. But I say again, I believe Ellen White is fully in harmony with what I am about to prove to you from the Bible, and those who disagree will make Ellen White a false, self-contradictory, Bible contradicting prophet.

Another Coming Out as Taught By Ezekiel 5

In Ezekiel 5:1-3, we find that a small remnant is taken “in his skirts.” This is marriage terminology referring to the bride of Christ. After this small remnant are taken in his skirts, the remaining three-thirds (the entire church) is destroyed. Ezekiel 5 had a partial fulfillment by Nebuchadnezzar’s taken Israel captive twice and then it had another fulfillment in A.D. 70, at the destruction of Jerusalem.

5:1 ¶ And thou, son of man, take thee a sharp knife, take thee a barber's razor, and cause [it] to pass upon thine head and upon thy beard: then take thee balances to weigh, and divide the [hair].

Eze 5:2  Thou shalt burn with fire a third part in the midst of the city, when the days of the siege are fulfilled: and thou shalt take a third part, [and] smite about it with a knife: and a third part thou shalt scatter in the wind; and I will draw out a sword after them.

Eze 5:3  Thou shalt also take thereof a few in number, and bind them in thy skirts.

Note: This is the few that escape as a faithful remnant escaped all the destructions of Jerusalem. Ezekiel’s prophesies applies to all of them and the final destruction to come and that is proven by verse 9.

Eze 5:4  Then take of them again, and cast them into the midst of the fire, and burn them in the fire; [for] thereof shall a fire come forth into all the house of Israel.

Eze 5:5 ¶ Thus saith the Lord GOD; This [is] Jerusalem: I have set it in the midst of the nations and countries [that are] round about her.

Eze 5:6  And she hath changed my judgments into wickedness more than the nations, and my statutes more than the countries that [are] round about her: for they have refused my judgments and my statutes, they have not walked in them.

Note: What an indictment of Jerusalem and now spiritual Jerusalem. As Ellen White said, the SDA church (spiritual Jerusalem) is worse than Babylon. She thus agrees with Ezekiel, to wit:

Worse than Babylon -- "God's professed people are selfish and self-caring....They are idolaters, and are worse, in the sight of God, than the heathen, graven-image worshippers who have had no knowledge of a better way." Testimonies, Vol. 2, 441-442.

Eze 5:7  Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because ye multiplied more than the nations that [are] round about you, [and] have not walked in my statutes, neither have kept my judgments, neither have done according to the judgments of the nations that [are] round about you;

Eze 5:8  Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I, even I, [am] against thee, and will execute judgments in the midst of thee in the sight of the nations.

Eze 5:9  And I will do in thee that which I have not done, and whereunto I will not do any more the like, because of all thine abominations.

Note: Verse 9 updates Ezekiel’s prophesies to the end-time because it is then that God does the worst thing He ever does, to wit:

Mat 24:21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.

Eze 5:10  Therefore the fathers shall eat the sons in the midst of thee, and the sons shall eat their fathers; and I will execute judgments in thee, and the whole remnant of thee will I scatter into all the winds.

Note: The above verse is proof that Ezekiel 5 was fulfilled in the destruction of Jerusalem in A.D. 70, because Ellen White says in The Great Controversy, chapter 1, that the Jews were eating their children and offering parts of them to the Roman soldiers trying to appease them. But no destruction of provincial Jerusalem was ever as bad as the destruction of modern day spiritual Jerusalem, the Seventh-day Adventist church militant, in the latter day literal fulfillment of Ezekiel 5 and 9, beginning at His Sanctuary, 5T 211, and ending with the destruction of the world.

Eze 5:11  Wherefore, [as] I live, saith the Lord GOD; Surely, because thou hast defiled my sanctuary with all thy detestable things, and with all thine abominations, therefore will I also diminish [thee]; neither shall mine eye spare, neither will I have any pity.

Note: Ezekiel is making mention of the abominations for which we are told to sigh and cry in Ezekiel 9, and such sighing and crying for ALL the abominations is conditional to receiving the mark of the Man in Linen.

Eze 5:12  A third part of thee shall die with the pestilence, and with famine shall they be consumed in the midst of thee: and a third part shall fall by the sword round about thee; and I will scatter a third part into all the winds, and I will draw out a sword after them.

Eze 5:13  Thus shall mine anger be accomplished, and I will cause my fury to rest upon them, and I will be comforted: and they shall know that I the LORD have spoken [it] in my zeal, when I have accomplished my fury in them.

Eze 5:14  Moreover I will make thee waste, and a reproach among the nations that [are] round about thee, in the sight of all that pass by.

Note: This is proof that spiritual Jerusalem falls just before the destruction of the rest of the world. She is made a reproach among the nations. There would be no reproach attributable to her if all were going down together.

Eze 5:15  So it shall be a reproach and a taunt, an instruction and an astonishment unto the nations that [are] round about thee, when I shall execute judgments in thee in anger and in fury and in furious rebukes. I the LORD have spoken [it].

Eze 5:16  When I shall send upon them the evil arrows of famine, which shall be for [their] destruction, [and] which I will send to destroy you: and I will increase the famine upon you, and will break your staff of bread:

Eze 5:17  So will I send upon you famine and evil beasts, and they shall bereave thee; and pestilence and blood shall pass through thee; and I will bring the sword upon thee. I the LORD have spoken [it].

Ezekiel 5 is a prelude to chapter 9, giving some of the reasons for Ezekiel 9. What is Ellen White’s comment concerning Ezekiel 9?

"Study the 9th chapter of Ezekiel. These words will be literally fulfilled yet the time is passing, and the people are asleep. They refuse to humble their souls and to be converted. Not a great while longer will the Lord bear with the people who have such great and important truths revealed to them, but who refuse to bring these truths into their individual experience. The time is short. God is calling will YOU hear? Will YOU receive His message? Will YOU be converted before it is too late? Soon, very soon, every case will be decided for eternity. Letter 106, 1909, pp. 2, 3, 5, 7. (To "The churches in Oakland and Berkeley, September 26, 1909.)" E. G. White Manuscript Releases Volume One, p. 260.

Who was Ellen White speaking to? The SDA churches in Oakland and Berkeley California, in 1909, just six years before her death in 1915. Where did she say this literal fulfillment of Ezekiel 9 would begin? Where does God say that it begins?

Eze 9:6 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.

Ezekiel 9 is speaking of Jerusalem, not Babylon!

Eze 9:4 And the LORD said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof.

Ellen White agrees with Ezekiel:

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.         

1Pe 4:17 For the time [is come] that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if [it] first [begin] at us, what shall the end [be] of them that obey not the gospel of God?   

Judgment begins AT HIS SANCTUARY, Jerusalem, because of all her abominations. SDA’s are in denial, as were the Jews, that their house has any abominations of any consequence sufficient to cause to destroy them. What is their attitude as expressed by the Jews? They were forever trusting in their lying words, saying that they were the Temple of the Lord, the chosen of the Lord.

Jer 7:4 Trust ye not in lying words, saying, The temple of the LORD, The temple of the LORD, The temple of the LORD, [are] these.

The Jews Misinterpreted the Word’s of Their Prophets Just Like SDA’s are Doing

Promises the Jews misinterpreted -- "The Jews had deceived themselves by misinterpreting the words of the Lord through his prophets, of his eternal favor to his people Israel.

'Thus saith the Lord, which giveth the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, which divideth the sea when the waves thereof roar the Lord of hosts is his name: If those ordinances depart from before me, saith the Lord, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before me forever. Thus saith the Lord: If heaven above can be measured, and the foundations of the earth searched out beneath, I will also cast off all the seed of Israel for all that they have done, saith the Lord.' Jer. 31:35-37.

These words the Jews applied to themselves. And because God had shown them so great favor and mercy, they flattered themselves that, notwithstanding their sins and iniquities, he would still retain them as his favored people, and shower especial blessings upon them. They misapplied the words of Jeremiah and depended for their salvation upon being called the [chosen] children of Abraham. If they had indeed been worthy of the name of Abraham's children, they would have followed the righteous example of their father Abraham, and would have done the works of Abraham.

This has been the danger of the people of God in all ages and especially is this the danger of those living near the close of time. . . .

God would in no wise excuse sin in a people who had been enlightened, even if he had, in their days of faithfulness and purity, loved them, and given them especial promises. These promises and blessings were always upon condition of obedience upon their part.

The Lord pronounced, by the mouth of Moses, blessings upon the obedient, and curses upon the disobedient." E. G. White, Review and Herald, Vol. 1, 123.

Imagine it all! God told the Jews that they would not depart from being His people as long as the sun, moon and stars shone, but yet they were destroyed. Ellen White made some similar CONDITIONAL promises to Seventh-day Adventists, that they have interpreted as UNCONDITIONAL. That is where all the confusion comes in regarding the separation issue at the end-time.

From Christ’s ministry to the destruction of Jerusalem in A.D. 70, Ellen White says in The Great Controversy, chapter 1, that there were true prophets warning the faithful who would hear them to escape. All true Christians did. She also says that the apostate organization hired false prophets to tell the people to remain at the temple; that it was the fortress of God, and the Romans would never penetrate the 20ft thick gates to the city of Jerusalem. Who was right? The same situation exists in the end-time LITERAL FULFILLMENT OF EZEKIEL 9, and must exist. Why? Because Ellen White said that Ezekiel 9 will be LITERALLY FULFILLED. If you want to know what the LITERALNESS entails, read chapter 1 of The Great Controversy. Everything will be repeated.

The Prefigure

To stress the literalness of the A.D. 70 destruction of Jerusalem even further, Ellen White referred to it as a PREFIGURE, which means TYPE, on page 25 of The Great Controversy. She says a few pages forward that the destruction in A.D. 70 was a symbol of the destruction of the world at the end-time. But she also said, and SDA’s love to omit this part, in Testimonies, Vol. 5, she begins quoting Ezekiel 9 on page 207. That is the context of the chapter containing the following statement on page 211:

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.  

Ezekiel chapter 8 enumerates some of the more dastardly abominations committed by the church. All the chapters building up to Ezekiel 9, are preludes as to why Ezekiel 9 LITERALLY OCCURS as a punishment to God’s “chosen” people, spiritual Jerusalem, the professing Seventh-day Adventist church militant, while a faithful remnant escapes from that church and all other harlot sister churches including the mother of harlots—Rome.

Isaiah on Another Coming Out 

Let’s see if Isaiah agrees with Ezekiel, and whether Ellen White agrees with Isaiah. Remember, God and Ellen White said that these ancient prophets spoke more for us than the Jews of old. So what does Isaiah say? He is even more pointed! Only the most foolish of virgins will miss this one by misinterpreting it to their own damnation:

Isa 37:31  And the remnant that is escaped of the house of Judah shall again take root downward, and bear fruit upward:

Isa 37:32  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. 

How will SDA foolish virgins misread this clear instruction? They will erroneously interpret these words to be applicable only to their historical fulfillment as applied to the Jews anciently. That will be their waterloo! That will be their damnation!

Remember the PREFIGURE of A.D. 27-70. Christ and His disciples “gathered out” the faithful from an apostate church organization that “thought” it would be saved from the enemy because of God’s CONDITIONAL promises to them. They interpreted those conditional promises as UNCONDITIONAL, just like some of Ellen White’s promises to SDA’s. They ignore other statements that made her apparently unconditional statements very CONDITIONAL. This applies to all her Babylon statements.

SDA’s take the four doctrines that characterize the other fallen churches and conclude that the SDA church would have to teach those same doctrines in order to qualify as fallen and lost. That is totally a false concept. Ellen White said that the church would be no more in the favor of God than the fallen churches if she remained Laodicean:

"If the church of God becomes LUKEWARM [LAODICEAN] it does not stand in favor with God any more than do the churches that are represented as having fallen and become the habitation of devils and the hold of every foul spirit and the cage of every unclean and hateful bird. Those who have had opportunities to hear and receive 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 of the plagues of God just as verily as the churches who oppose the law of God." E.G. White, Letter 35, 1898.

Yet another way to become a sister to fallen Babylon:      

The emboldened words in the E.G. White statement below are used by God in Revelation 18 to define Babylon in Revelation 18:2. 

"We must as a people arouse and cleanse the camp of Israel. Licentiousness, unlawful intimacy, and unholy practices are coming in among us in a large degree...We are in danger of becoming a sister to fallen Babylon, of allowing our churches to become corrupted and filled with every foul spirit, a cage for every unclean and hateful bird, and will we be clear unless we make decided movements to cure the existing evil?” E. G. White, Manuscript Releases No. 449, pp. 17, 18. (Letter 51, 1886 to Elder Butler) Testimonies on Sexual Behavior, Adultery, and Divorce, p. 193.

Licentiousness, unlawful intimacy, and unholy practices have never ceased coming in AMONG, SDA’s in large degrees. The Adventist Review reports that the church has the same divorce per capita rate as the world. Ministers who have committed adultery are merely moved to another locale IF THEY ARE GOOD SALESMEN and get lots of converts. This happened even to a Canadian Conference President here in Canada. He also married his daughter to a Catholic in the SDA church. Go figure!

By any of the above violations ALONE, the SDA church became a harlot sister to fallen Babylon. But she is guilty of all. And there is more as defined by Ellen White and God.

"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.'" Testimonies to Ministers, p. 265.

The world was introduced into the church by the church’s acceptance of the Accreditation Standards of the world in the early 1930’s. By that criteria, the church must teach what the world teaches. Also, many SDA educational colleges and universities have hired non-SDA teachers and professors. This is like marrying the youth to the world and its criteria. This makes our youth easy prey to Satan and his agents.

The Jews never did believe all of the four doctrines that characterize Babylon, as defined by Ellen White, but they fell and were destroyed in A.D. 70. Neither will SDA’s ever teach all those doctrines, but they have already fallen by violating strictly forbidden commands of God regarding all the above and God’s most poignant line in the sand, which is association, counsel and confederacy with His enemies, and returning to their iniquities, like the Trinity doctrine of Babylon. Thus, the church has committed every violation mentioned by Jeremiah in chapter 11:9-15, and then they rejoice—they celebrate!

“In every generation God has sent His servants to rebuke sin, both in the world and in the church. But the people desire smooth things spoken to them, and the pure, unvarnished truth is not acceptable. Many reformers, in entering upon their work, determined to exercise great prudence in attacking the sins of the church and the nation. They hoped, by the example of a pure Christian life, to lead the people back to the doctrines of the Bible. But the Spirit of God came upon them as it came upon Elijah, moving him to rebuke the sins of a wicked king and an apostate people; they could not refrain from preaching the plain utterances of the Bible-- doctrines which they had been reluctant to present. They were impelled to zealously declare the truth and the danger which threatened souls. The words which the Lord gave them they uttered, fearless of consequences, and the people were compelled to hear the warning.

Thus the message of the third angel will be proclaimed. As the time comes for it to be given with greatest power, the Lord will work through humble instruments, leading the minds of those who consecrate themselves to His service. The laborers will be qualified rather by the unction of His Spirit than by the training of literary institutions. Men of faith and prayer will be constrained to go forth with holy zeal, declaring the words which God gives them. The sins of Babylon will be laid open. The fearful results of enforcing the observances of the church by civil authority, the inroads of spiritualism, the stealthy but rapid progress of the papal power--all will be unmasked. By these solemn warnings the people will be stirred. Thousands upon thousands will listen who have never heard words like these. In amazement they hear the testimony that Babylon is the church, fallen because of her errors and sins, because of her rejection of the truth sent to her from heaven. As the people go to their former teachers with the eager inquiry, Are these things so? the ministers present fables, prophesy smooth things to soothe their fears and quiet the awakened conscience. But since many refuse to be satisfied with the mere authority of men and demand a plain "Thus saith the Lord," the popular ministry, like the Pharisees of old, filled with anger as their authority is questioned, will denounce the message as of Satan and stir up the sin-loving multitudes to revile and persecute those who proclaim it.” The Great Controversy, p. 606-7.

“Different periods in the history of the church have each been marked by the development of some special truth, adapted to the necessities of God's people at that time. Every new truth has made its way against hatred and opposition; those who were blessed with its light were tempted and tried. The Lord gives a special truth for the people in an emergency. Who dare refuse to publish it? He commands His servants to present the last invitation of mercy to the world. They cannot remain silent, except at the peril of their souls. Christ's ambassadors have nothing to do with consequences. They must perform their duty and leave results with God.” The Great Controversy, pp. 609-10.

Ellen White began to see that the Bible teaches another coming out. She began to realize the implications of her PREFIGURE statement when she said in 1909 that Ezekiel 9 will be literally fulfilled.  Oh, yes, she and the pioneers certainly hoped that there would not be the need for another coming out—she hoped that Philadelphia would be the final remnant. But alas, the people fell into the Laodicean condition and have remained so.

“I was confirmed in all I had stated in Minneapolis, that a reformation must go through the churches. Reforms must be made, for spiritual weakness and blindness were upon the people who had been blessed with great light and precious opportunities and privileges. As reformers they had come out of the denominational churches, but they now act a part similar to that which the churches acted. We hoped that there would not be the necessity for another coming out. While we will endeavor to keep the "unity of the Spirit" in the bonds of peace, we will not with pen or voice cease to protest against bigotry.”--EGW '88 356, 357 (1889). {LDE 48.1}

     Of those who boast of their light and yet fail to walk in it Christ says, "But I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the day of judgment than for you. And thou, Capernaum [Seventh-day Adventists, who have had great light], which art exalted unto heaven [in point of privilege], shalt be brought down to hell: for if the mighty works which have been done in thee had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day."--RH Aug. 1, 1893. [THE BRACKETED COMMENTS ARE BY ELLEN WHITE.] {LDE 48.2}

In Isaiah 4:1-4, seven women, symbolic of all organized church militants at the end-time, are found doing their own thing, eating their own bread, their own teachings and the commandments of men as opposed to those of God. They are found wearing their own apparel, their own self-righteous Laodicean robes of thinking they rich, increased with good, in need of nothing, thank you! They have it all. There could not be a worse bigotry. Nothing is worse than thinking you are all right when you are all wrong. Ellen White applied this fact to Laodicea:

 "The state of the Church represented by the foolish virgins, is also spoken of as the Laodicean state." E. G. White,  Review and Herald Articles,  Vol. 2, 420, 8/19/1890.

“The Testimony For The Church—The Laodicean Church—What greater deception can come upon human minds than a confidence that they are right when they are ALL WRONG?”  Testimonies, Vol. 3, pp. 253, 254.

God does not find ONE faithful man in Jerusalem, the SDA church, at the end-time:

Eze 22:30 And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none.

The faithful will have left! We are responsible for leaving when we see the light I have given. Jesus gathered folk out from the apostate church as the first act of His ministry. Then His disciples did the same. They were to leave WHEN they heard the call and to refuse to do so was to reject light.

"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 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, p. 232. 

"'They that forsake the law praise the wicked.' Proverbs 28:4. When those who are uniting with the world, yet claiming great purity, plead for union with those who have ever been the opposers of the cause of truth, we should fear and shun them as decidedly as did Nehemiah. Such counsel is prompted by the enemy of all good. It is the speech of timeservers, and should be resisted as resolutely today as then. Whatever influence would tend to unsettle the faith of God' people in His guiding power, should be steadfastly withstood." E.G. White, Prophets and Kings, p. 660.

Jesus gathered his bride elect together before the decree, before the day of the chaff—the tares. Then that bride, His disciples (DA 179) gathered out others and saved them from the day of wrath.

Zep 2:1 ¶ Gather yourselves together, yea, gather together, O nation not desired;

Zep 2:2  Before the decree bring forth, [before] the day pass as the chaff, before the fierce anger of the LORD come upon you, before the day of the LORD'S anger come upon you.

Zep 2:3  Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the LORD'S anger.

Another Important Reason to Separate NOW

Early Writings defines nominal Adventists in the appendix, to wit:

"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 by Mrs. White as the 'nominal Adventists.' or those who 'reject the present truth'(p. 69), also 'different parties of professed Advent believers (page 124) or...those who 'reject the present truth.." Early Writings, p. 299, Appendix.

"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.

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--Magan's Unpublished Mss. Testimonies, pp. 1, 2.


·       Find one statement by Ellen White that goes against Scripture on an end-time coming out, and you will prove Ellen White to be a self-contradictory false prophet on this issue of separation.

·       In the PREFIGURE of A.D. 70, there was a definite COMING OUT from the inception of Christ’s ministry in A.D. 27, until the autumn of A.D. 66. All true Christians fled to the mountain of Pella 3 ˝ years before the destruction, but they separated from an apostate church from A.D. 27 and on. Ellen White said that fulfillment of Ezekiel 9 would receive another LITERAL FULFILLMENT. Thus, any statement to the contrary would make her a most self-contradictory, Bible contradictory, false prophet.

·       It is time NOW to become obscure to the liberal, nominal Adventists, who have forsaken much present truth, and who will report you to the Catholics when the time of trouble comes to save their own necks.

·       We are responsible for truth and its call WHEN we hear it.

·       Christ and His disciples gathered their converts into home churches. Thus they remained until leaving for the mountains. So it will be again.

Way back in the time of Jeremiah, God said that His beloved had not part in His house that had committed unpardonable sin apostasy. Jer. 11:9-15. They left. They were from the early days of the Jewish experience in Shiloh. Here it is from 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.

This (above) proves that we are to separate from OPEN SIN APOSTASY, when it occurs. Such apostasy is THORNS in scripture. The wheat and tares grow together until the harvest, even in home churches, but we are not to member with the corrupt apostates, for the thorns make it impossible for the wheat to mature. Tares are not open sinners. They are insincere Christians whose motives we would have to judge in order to remove them. That is not true of THORNS. SDA’s do not enforce the Biblical teaching about THORNS.

"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.

Whosoever transgresseth and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ hath both the Father and the Son. If there come any unto you and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: For he that biddeth him God speed is a partaker of his evil deed." 2 John 9-11.

 "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.

"Men in responsible positions are uniting with those in the church and out of the church, whose counsel is misleading." Testimonies, vol. 8, p. 69.

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

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

"Between the worldly man and the one who is faithfully serving God, there is a great gulf fixed. Upon the most momentous subjects,--God and truth and eternity,--their thoughts and sympathies and feelings are not in harmony. One class is ripening as wheat for the garner of God, the other as tares for the fires of destruction. How can there be unity of purpose or action between them?" E.G. White, Review and Herald, Vol. 6, p. 53.

"But while we are required to be Christlike toward those who are our enemies, we must not, in order to have peace, cover up the faults of those we see in error. Jesus, the world's Redeemer, never purchased peace by covering iniquity, or by anything like compromise. Though His heart was constantly overflowing with love for the whole human race, He was never indulgent to their sins. He was too much their friend to remain silent while they were pursuing a course which would ruin their souls--the souls He had purchased with His own blood. He was a stern reprover of all vice, and His peace was the consciousness of having done the will of His Father, rather than a condition of things that existed as the result of having done His duty." The Upward Look, 220.

"To secure peace and unity they [the reformers in context] 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." E.G. White, The Great Controversy, p. 45, 1911 edition.

·       There has been a separation from THORNS in the history of every church militant (in every generation DA 232) whenever such churches would not week the thorns (OPEN APOSTATE SINNERS) OUT. And why would the churches not weed the thorns out? Because it was the ecclesiastical leaders who brought the THORNS (OPEN SIN) into the church. See Isaiah 9:16 and Eze 22:27 Her princes in the midst thereof [are] like wolves ravening the prey, to shed blood, [and] to destroy souls, to get dishonest gain.

·       The SDA church is accursed of God for teaching two different gospels. This alone is unpardonable sin.

A Word to the Wise Virgins is sufficient, while the foolish pass on to destruction,

God bless,

Ron Beaulieu