Is the SDA Church Getting Better Than it Was in Ellen White's Day?

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Dear Reader,

 Ezekiel 9 is the Seal of God chapter. Our very salvation is conditional as to whether or not we will sigh and cry for all the abominations for God says, that the man in linen will only put his mark on those who are sighing and crying for ALL the abominations in the church.


The New Theology advocates, spurn and mock this condition for salvation, teaching that all one has to do is believe. Out of one side of their mouths they say that they are not teaching mental assent only, but out of the other side they say that works are only the fruit of being justified and that works of sanctification, even those empowered by the Holy Spirit, are not efficacious or meritorious toward our salvation. That leaves only one thing friend, THE DOCTRINE OF THE NICOLAITANS, ONLY BELIEVE, verbal assent to the words I believe.


Two of the most Biblically instructive examples of the part works play as CONDITIONS for justification, are the story of the rich young ruler and the absolute requirement to sigh and cry for all the abominations as instructed in Ezekiel 9.


Amazingly, some SDA’s are saying that the church is getting better and that some of Ellen White’s statements about the condition of the church following in the same path of ancient Israel are not longer valid. The purpose of this document is to explore this issue. Is the church in fact getting better than it was in Ellen White’s day?


In light of the following statements by Ellen White, is it likely that the church will get better and reform from all the abominations we are supposed to sigh and cry for? I am not going to give the quotes that substantiate all of the following abominations. They exist in various documents on my Website and may be searched out using the intra-site search engine, but I will deal with a couple of the most misunderstood. The following list is by no means exhaustive. For one reason, Ellen White said that by far we do not know the worst sins. They are hidden:


“The abominations for which the faithful ones were sighing and crying were all that could be discerned by finite eyes, but by far the worst sins, those which provoked the jealousy of the pure and holy God, were unrevealed.” Testimonies, Vol. 5, 211.


·      Returning to the iniquities of our forefathers—the fallen churches, Jeremiah 11:9-15.

·      The teaching of two different gospels and books of a new order teaching the false gospel.

·      God’s instruction to accurse anyone, even an angel, who comes with another gospel. The word accursed, as used by the Bible, means anathema.

·      The adoption of the Trinity Doctrine, which Rome brags is her “Central Doctrine.”

·      The adoption of St. Augustine’s Doctrine of Original Sin.

·      Adoption of Pentecostalism’s Celebration Movement as advocated by Vatican II.

·      God’s presence removed.

·      Laodicea as the foolish virgin state of the church.

·      Remaining Laodicean no better than fallen churches says Ellen White.

·      God and Ellen White’s stating that ALL the ancient prophets wrote more for us than for the Jews.

·      Isaiah 4:1-4 saying that seven women (all formally organized churches) at the end-time will be doing their own thing.

·      Isaiah 37:31, 32.

·      Ignoring the Instruction of Ellen White, the gift of the Holy Spirit to the church.

·      Using Ellen White’s counsel out of context when it is favorable to the church.

·      Ecumenical fraternity with Babylon.

·      Making secret agreements with Babylon to tone down the Sabbath and Mark of the Beast teachings—the three angel’s messages.

·      Abortion—killing of babies.

·      The church’s violation of Isaiah 8:9-13.

·      Violation of Ezekiel 5, 8, 9.

·      Ezekiel 20:34-38 instruction that it is from the church triumphant from and by which the tares are shaken.

·      The cherished error that the wheat can mature among the thorns (open sin).

·      The failure of the church to deal with open sin.

·      Ellen White’s statement that the church will “NEVER AGAIN” show the house of Jacob, those who have been privileged with great light, their sins. Testimonies, Vol. 5, 211.

·      The cherished error that the bad are shaken out of the SDA Church militant rather than into it. Ezekiel 22:17-31.

·      The fact that the church and the world constitute the “field” wherein the tares are destroyed at the end time.

·      Another LITERAL fulfillment of Ezekiel 9.

·      Adoption of the Accreditation Standards of the world.

·      Ellen White’s Counterpart Statement.

·      Ellen White’s “vengeance executed in the courts of the Temple” statement.

·      Ellen White’s four harlot statements.

·      Ellen White’s four statements that the SDA church militant will be brought down to hell.

·      Ellen White’s statement that the leaders will instruct Sunday sacredness.

·      Inviting Catholic leaders to speak at SDA General Conference Sessions, which are supposed to be the voice of God to our people.

·      The church’s granting of no fault divorce.

·      The church’s divorce rate which in ratio and proportion is the same percentage rate as the world per the Adventist Review.

·      The church’s business partnerships with Babylon and/or the world.

·      Reformation’s go from bad to worse.

·      The false notion that the church triumphant does not now exist and will exist only when the bad leave the church militant to leave it the church triumphant. That is a cherished lie believed by surface reading Seventh-day Adventists.

·      Ellen White’s statement that every uncouth thing would be brought into “our” Campmeetings just before the close of probation.

·      Preteristic interpretations of Ellen White’s negative statements concerning the church, and applying them, or portions thereof, to ancient Israel only. Amazingly, this re-interpretation is being imbibed by “educated” Seventh-day Adventists.

·      SDA’s failure to heed Ellen White’s statement that ALL of the ancient prophets wrote more for us than for the Jews.

·      The SDA church denial of the Biblical and SOP principle of corporate responsibility.

·      How does the church get better when Ellen White says that when the danger to the church is greatest (after the Sunday law) the church MEMBERS will be doing after the manner of the world, while there is a little company standing in the light who evidently are not MEMBERS or they would be doing after the manner of the world as well. Testimonies, Vol. 5, p. 209, and Ellen White is speaking spiritual Jerusalem, not Babylon, because she begins the chapter quoting Ezekiel 9 which deals with Jerusalem, the professing SDA church.

·      Ellen White’s prophecy concerning the outcome of the church. Spirit of Prophecy, Vol. 4, 199-200.


Ellen White on Primitive Revival in the Church


Some may not think that the following statement regarding reformations applies to SDA’s


     I saw that the mysterious signs and wonders, and false reformations would increase, and spread. The reformations that were shown me, were not reformations from error to truth; but from bad to worse; for those who professed a change of heart, had only wrapt about them a religious garb, which covered up the iniquity of a wicked heart. Some appeared to have been really converted, so as to deceive God's people; but if their hearts could be seen, they would appear as black as ever. {RH, August 1, 1849 par. 12}


For a period of time, I did not believe that the above statement applied to the professing Seventh-day Adventist church militant which is the co-ed wheat and tare church which has become the host for thorns who are described by Scripture and Ellen Whites as opens sinners. Tares are not open sinners. Ellen White alludes that they are insincere believers whose motives we would have to judge in order to weed them out of the church. That is not so with open sinners.


Does Ellen White’s 1849 statement above include the SDA church and its reformations—as going from bad to worse. The Lord has now shown me that her statement does indeed apply to the church and that the irrefutable proof for this fact is Ellen White’s statement that every uncouth thing will be brought into our Campmeetings “just before the close of probation.”


So What About Ellen White Prophecy Concerning a Primitive Revival in the Church?


Professing Seventh-day Adventists have been very remiss in interpreting Ellen White’s statement concerning a primitive revival in the churches. They have interpreted that statement to mean that the SDA church will turn around. That is not the meaning of her statement in any wise. The statement applies to a primitive revival that will occur IN ALL CHURCHES, and refers to those who will leave the fallen churches and their errors during the Loud Cry.


The current Celebration Movement in the church is the counterfeit revival. There will be a primitive revival in all the churches at the time of the Loud Cry, and all sincere and faithful Christians will come out of all the fallen churches at that time, including the SDA fallen church. But we are responsible for light when we are exposed to it and all who receive the light of all the abominations of apostasy by the SDA church now, are responsible for responding when they learn of the apostasy, lest they be corporately responsible for it.


Chap. 25 - The Counterfeit Revival


This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, . . . having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. 2 Tim. 3:1, 2, 5.


     Before the final visitation of God's judgments upon the earth there will be among the people of the Lord such a revival of primitive godliness as has not been witnessed since apostolic times. The Spirit and power of God will be poured out upon His children. At that time many will separate themselves from those churches in which the love of this world has supplanted love for God and His word. Many, both of ministers and people, will gladly accept those great truths which God has caused to be proclaimed at this time to prepare a people for the Lord's second coming. The enemy of souls desires to hinder this work; and before the time for such a movement shall come, he will endeavor to prevent it by introducing a counterfeit. In those churches which he can bring under his deceptive power he will make it appear that God's special blessing is poured out; there will be manifest what is thought to be great religious interest. Multitudes will exult that God is working marvelously for them, when the work is that of another spirit. Under a religious guise, Satan will seek to extend his influence over the Christian world. {Mar 33.1}


Ron’s Commentary: Obviously, in reference to “primitive revival,” Ellen White is speaking of the Pentecostal revival under the Loud Cry, when sincere folk in ALL CHURCHES, will respond to the repeat of the Midnight Cry and come out of the fallen churches.  Notice:


[Rev. 18:1, 2, 4, quoted.] This scripture points forward to a time when the announcement of the fall of Babylon, as made by the second angel of Revelation 14 (verse 8), is to be repeated, with the additional mention of the corruptions which have been entering the various organizations that constitute Babylon, since that message was first given, in the summer of 1844. . . . These announcements, uniting with the third angel's message, constitute the final warning to be given to the inhabitants of the earth. . . . {LDE 199.2} End commentary by Ron.


     In many of the revivals which have occurred during the last half century, the same influences have been at work, to a greater or less degree, that will be manifest in the more extensive movements of the future. There is an emotional excitement, a mingling of the true with the false, that is well adapted to mislead. Yet none need be deceived. In the light of God's word it is not difficult to determine the nature of these movements. Wherever men neglect the testimony of the Bible, turning away from those plain, soul-testing truths which require self-denial and renunciation of the world, there we may be sure that God's blessing is not bestowed. And by the rule which Christ Himself has given, "Ye shall know them by their fruits" (Matthew 7:16), it is evident that these movements are not the work of the Spirit of God. {Mar 33.2}


Ron’s Commentary: It is a reprehensible abomination in and of itself that professing Seventh-day Adventists have misinterpreted the above statement on primitive godliness to mean that the apostate church militant would reform and become the SDA church triumphant. Nothing could be further from the truth. End commentary.


The Church Triumphant has Always Existed in Every Age



Zion is the church triumphant which has always existed to come to the aid of any valid church militant in any and every age:


"The members of the church triumphant--the church in heaven--will be permitted to draw near to the members of the church militant, to aid them in their necessity." E. G. White, The Southern Watchman, Sep. 8, 1903.


God bless all,


Ron Beaulieu


P.S. If any of you have any questions as to any of the above stated abomination issues, please feel free to contact me any time. My email address is: or phone 403-843-4161