Books of a New Order by
Neil C. Livingston
BOOKS OF A NEW ORDER
The Omega would follow in a little while.
I tremble for our people.
Sermons and Talks,
Vol. 1, page 341.
Neil C. Livingston
testimony concerning the Omega of deadly heresy to come into the
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 re-organization. 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 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?
Ellen G. White, Selected Messages, Book 1, pages 204, 205. (emphasis supplied).
This statement is so loaded with prophetic fulfillment that it would take many pages for a proper commentary. However, we will note just ten vital points.
(1) "The principles of truth that God in His wisdom has given to the remnant church, would be discarded." The pioneer Adventist teachings on the Law, victory over sin, and the human nature of Christ, have been altered, if not totally discarded. Many leaders no longer believe that the Papacy is the Antichrist, or the Beast of Revelation 13. (See, The Greatest Conspiracy, Chapter 12, "The Ultimate Betrayal," also Chapter 18, "The Invaders," for documentation).
(2) "Our religion would be changed." We now have "Celebration" Pentecostal style worship services thrust upon the Church by the leadership. The music performed in worship services is "changed." Applause is now proper after special music and other presentations. Theatrical performances are now presented in the "more vibrant" worship services of the Church. (See, The Greatest Conspiracy, Chapter 1, "Holy Flesh and Celebration Music." for documentation).
"There is an abundance of theatrical performances in our world," Ellen White stated, "but in its highest order it is without God." (Letter 58a, 1898, emphasis supplied).
(3) "The fundamental principles that have sustained the work for the last fifty years would be accounted as error." The "Fundamental Principles" written by James White, stating what Seventh-day Adventists had believed "for the last seventy  years" (1844-1914) has been accounted as error. A "new" Statements of Beliefs was written and officially published in a Church Manual in 1931, again in 1950, and now in the 27 Fundamental Statements of Beliefs voted in 1980! (See, The Greatest Conspiracy, Chapter 7, "A Creed, and A Church Manual" for documentation).
(4) "Books of a
new order would be written." Books of a new order have been written . Questions on Doctrine was published
by the Review and Herald Publishing Association in 1957. No one knows who
wrote this book, but it was endorsed by the highest leadership of the
(5) "A system of
intellectual philosophy would be introduced." Neo-Linguistic Programing (NLP) has been
"introduced" into the Church since 1980. Adventist colleges now
offer courses in "Psychology," which Ellen White states is from
"The signs and wonders of Spiritualism will become more and more pronounced," Ellen White warned, "as the professed Christian world rejects the plainly revealed truth of the word of God, and refuses to be guided by a plain 'Thus saith the Lord,' accepting instead the doctrines and the commandments of men." (Signs of the Times, May 28, 1894, emphasis supplied).
Through the channel of phrenology, psychology, and mesmerism [hypnosis], he [Satan] comes more directly to the people of this generation, and works with that power which is to characterize his efforts near the close of probation. . .. Mark the influence of these sciences, dear reader, for the conflict between Christ and Satan is not yet ended.
Ellen G. White, Selected Messages, Book 2, pages 351, 352. (emphasis supplied).
This statement is found in several places. In Mind, Character, and Personality, Vol. 1, page 19, in a chapter titled, "Dangers in Psychology," there is a large Compiler's Note explaining away Ellen White's warning against the dangers of psychology. The Note tries to separate "psychology" from "phrenology" and "hypnosis," the two other evils of Satan. But Ellen White does not separate the three. Although the Compiler's Note suggest that times have changed in regards to modern "Christian Psychology," Ellen white warns, "Mark the influence of these [three] sciences, dear reader." Notice that in the statement she lists phrenology, psychology, and mesmerism together as evils devised by Satan "near the close of probation."
(6) "The founders of this system would go into the cities, and do a wonderful work." 1,000 days of reaping! Ever heard that phrase before? Large city and prison ministries have been implemented, utilizing "Youth for Christ," and "Fuller Seminary" methods of evangelism, with frivolous Christian Lifestyle Magazine, and the "new" Signs of the Times, and other watered-down message literature of the day. Today should be known as 1,000 days of weeping. "Let the ministers of the Lord weep between the porch and the alter." (Joel 2:17).
(7) "The Sabbath, of course, would be lightly regarded." No further comment is necessary. The reader can plainly see the fulfillment of this prophecy.
(8) "Nothing would be allowed to stand in the way of the new movement." Many faithful Seventh-day Adventists have been disfellowshipped from the Church for not submitting to the authority of apostate leadership. (See, The Greatest Conspiracy, Chapter 13, "A Champion Stands Alone" for documentation).
(9) "The leaders would teach that virtue is better than vice. . . [and] would place their dependence on human power." The leadership of the Church has "vicariously" become Jesus Christ, and the Church has become a God to the people. "The General Conference, while in session, is the voice of God to Seventh-day Adventists." (William G. Johnsson, Editor, Adventist Review, statement made on The John Ankerberg Show, Christian Broadcast Network, January, 1984).
"The Jews worshiped the temple [Church]," Ellen White wrote, "and were filled with greater indignation at anything spoken against that building than if it had been spoken against God." (Early Writings, page 198, emphasis supplied).
(10) "Their foundation would be built on the sand, and storm and tempest would sweep away the structure." The Church is now facing many problems that cannot be solved without compromise with the secular governments, the National and World Council of Churches, and the Roman Catholic Church. (See, The Greatest Conspiracy, Chapter 18, "The Invaders" for documentation).
"Who has authority to begin such a movement?" Ellen White asks. "We have our Bibles. We have our experience, attested to by the miraculous working of the Holy Spirit." (ibid. SM, Bk. 1, p. 205. emphasis supplied).
"We have a truth that admits of no compromise," Ellen White concluded. "Shall we not repudiate everything that is not in harmony with this truth?" (ibid. SM, Bk. 1, p. 205. emphasis supplied).
We now live one hundred years after these predictions were made at the turn of yet another century. Because of this fact it is obvious that the Lord has delayed His coming, "not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance." (2 Peter 3:9). While the Lord in His great mercy has delayed His coming, we are not now to stand in complacency, content to live in luxury amidst the material conveniences of a modern world.
"But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, 'My lord delayeth his coming,' and shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken," Jesus warned, "the lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of, and shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth." (Matthew 24:48-51).
God commanded Elijah
to anoint the cruel and deceitful Hazael
Ellen G. White, "The Testimonies Slighted," Testimonies for the Church, Vol. 5, page 77. (emphasis supplied).
May we not testify by the way we live that "my Lord delayth His coming." May we not be found among those who will say, "The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved." (Jeremiah 8:20). May we be found among those who say: "Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him and he will save us" (Isaiah 25:9a).