SDA Internet Group Therapy—Session #2

by Ron Beaulieu


"If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness;  He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,  Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself." -1 Timothy 6:3-5

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Dear Reader,

A person wrote to me asking the question:

“…just wondering...what would make you choose this title for your latest article: "SDA Internet Therapy Group"’?


My response:


The reason I chose that name is because of the abominable misrepresentation going on by many of the posters to the various forums. Surely, such misrepresentation of the truth and those who present it are in need of therapy that only the Holy Spirit can provide by way of clearing away the rubbish of superstition and long-cherished errors and the setting of the jewels of God's word in the framework of truth as you, I and some others have tried to do. I always pray before addressing such errors and misrepresentations, that the Holy Spirit will minister to those who read the truth. However, it is the time of the shaking and it is a terrible ordeal because most will forsake the truth in favor of cherished error.


"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 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.  End response.


It would be profitable therapy for all who are making gross misrepresentations of the truth and one another to amend their ways and speak the truth in love and honor to Jesus.


There is a lot of strife and accusation transpiring on some of the various SDA Internet groups. There is gross misrepresentation occurring either intentionally or by misunderstanding. For example, I pointed why I believe Rick Warren is wrong and that he teaches cheap grace salvation. Bryan Bissell took high offense to my position against Warren. I told Bryan that I was shown what I said. He countered by saying that I was shown by a satanic spirit because I was lying about Warren.


A few weeks later, Bissell changed his mind about Warren and said that his SDA pastor in Korea has told him that there was not time enough left for Warren’s P.E.A.C.E. plan etc. Bissell said that he still believed Warren was 20% right. So if I had agreed with Bryan initially, I would have been 80% wrong!


I opposed Warren for being a member of the CFR (Council on Foreign Relations). The Lord showed me that the CFR is using some good objectives to achieve Satan’s purposes in the earth. For example, I do not oppose any aid to the poor and believe that we should do all we can to relieve their situation, but that Satan will do a lot for the poor when he tries to impersonate Jesus Christ. Bryan took high exception to this and miss-accused me times over of not wanting to aid the poor.


I kept telling Bryan that I was not opposed to aiding the poor, but that Satan would invoke measures to do the same and that we must consider the source and motive for governmental agencies aid to the poor. Why? Because Satan will even divide the land to gain adherents at the end-time:


 Dan 11:38  But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces: and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things.


 Dan 11:39  Thus shall he do in the most strong holds with a strange god, whom he shall acknowledge [and] increase with glory: and he shall cause them to rule over many, and shall divide the land for gain.


My entire purpose with Bryan Bissell in all of this was to warn him the forum that we should not be taken in by every good thing the government does at the end-time, for it will do much good in order to achieve its objective of a one world government. But it will also do much evil! And it is not God’s will that Satan establish a one world government. However, God will permit it to demonstrate the folly of Satan’s strategy in the earth.


The CFR is Satan’s vanguard organization for a New World Order and a one world government. That is why I oppose the CFR and Warren’s membership in that political post. But Bryan believes there is no proof of that, and that it cannot be proven that Warren was a member, even though Warren confessed to World Net Daily that he was a member of the CFR.  Then Bryan began saying that WND was not a reliable source. But God showed me I was right and He is a reliable source.


Concerning the “cheap grace” aspect of Warren’s teachings on salvation, being of Southern Baptist vintage, Warren would naturally believe that Christ had the nature of Adam BEFORE the fall. That would mean that we cannot keep the commandments. So what’s left? Cheap grace as pardon for continued sinning. That is what’s left, even though purportedly, Warren advocates commandment-keeping. Also, he does not keep the Sabbath commandment himself, so how can he effectively teach the keeping of the commandments when he is obviously violating an important one of them himself?


The same condition accrues in the SDA New Movement church which is teaching “another gospel,” of cheap grace. That New Movement is teaching in many sources that it is impossible to keep the commandments this side of glorification. So what is left? Cheap grace!


The long and short of it all is that Bryan Bissell keeps charging me with THOUSANDS of lies and misrepresentations. That is his prerogative. He does not believe that Ellen White applies ALL of the following statement to Seventh-day Adventists. He says that some of it applies ONLY to ancient Israel and some to SDA’s, and he says that I employ improper grammar to apply ALL of the statement to SDA’s. Ellen White begins the chapter on page 207, quoting Ezekiel 9:


"Here we see that the (SDA) church-the Lord's sanctuary-was the first ("For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God. 1 Peter 4:17) to feel the stroke of the wrath of God. ("The wrath of God"=the 7 last plagues-Early Writings, 36, 52, 64, 289; Revelation 15:1, 7; 16:1.) The ancient men, those who had stood as guardians of the spiritual interest 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. ("He loves us so much, no matter what we do, we'll always be the apple of His eye.") 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."  Testimonies, Vol. 5, p. 211. (regarding Ezekiel 9).

Bryan Bissell wrote: 

“It's critically important that your own life and belief be able to stand up to the same criticism that you shoot at others. And stereotyping a whole group by a few hypocrites or a few unfaithful small groups is not something that we ourselves can stand up to.  Read the sentence in red about 10 times...if we can't live up to the same standards that we criticize in others, we are living a double standard and it is not a wholly sound argument in the least.

The following statement was posted to me (Ron) on SDAIssues forum by a person who is foremost in accusing Robert Sessler of misrepresenting the writings of SDA periodicals by a deceitful use of ellipses. Notice (below) the deceptive use of ellipses by the very person who regularly accuses Robert Sessler of that device.


----- Original Message -----

From: (Writer requested name to be withheld)


Sent: Friday, May 26, 2006 2:51 PM

Subject: Re: [SDAIssues] Ezekiel 5:9 Vs. Matthew 24:21 

You will take passages in the Testimonies that speak of the close of probation, of the shaking among God's people, and you will talk of a coming out from this people of a purer, holier people that will arise. Now all this pleases the enemy. . . . Should many accept the views you advance, and talk and act upon them, we would see one of the greatest fanatical excitements that has ever been witnessed among Seventh-day Adventists. This is what Satan wants.--1SM 179 (1890).


 Notice the ellipses in his quoting of Ellen White.  Why would the accuser of Robert Sessler choose to employ the same deceptiveness by elippsing the following words from the Ellen White statement he was quoting:  "We should not needlessly take a course that will make differences or create dissension."


The same person, who accuses Sessler, regularly accuses me of manipulating Ellen White's writings.  This is a classic example of his manipulation--chop and slice use of the Testimonies.


You will take passages in the Testimonies that speak of the close of probation, of the shaking among God's people, and you will talk of a coming out from this people of a purer, holier people that will arise. Now all this pleases the enemy. . . . Should many accept the views you advance, and talk and act upon them, we would see one of the greatest fanatical excitements that has ever been witnessed among Seventh-day Adventists. This is what Satan wants.--1SM 179 (1890).


The actual statement reads: 


"You will take passages in the Testimonies that speak of the close of probation, of the shaking among God's people, and you will talk of a coming out from this people of a purer, holier people that will arise.  Now all this pleases the enemy.  We should not needlessly take a course that will make differences or create dissension. We should not give the impression that if our particular ideas are not followed, it is because the ministers are lacking in comprehension and in faith, and are walking in darkness."


That word NEEDLESSLY is a highly qualitative word!  In the time of gross apostasy, is it not NEEDFUL to sigh and cry for the abominations.  Is that not a very conditional QUALIFICATION for the sealing of God in Ezekiel 9?


What about circumstances under which truth has been grossly compromised and altered by omega apostasy of church leaders and laity who have supported them in such apostasy? What about differences that create dissension then?! Ellen White said that our religion admits of NO COMPROMISE and that we should repudiate all apostasy. 1SM 204-5.


"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).


Ulicia Unruh, an SDA ministers wife, convinced the unnamed person that Ezekiel 5 was written only for the Jews and applied only to their experience while under captivity to Nebuchadnezzar. Ellen White said that all the ancient prophets wrote more for us than the Jews. Ezekiel 5:9 must refer to the end-time, because Matthew 24:21, says that is when God does the worst thing He ever has done or will do. It is known as His “strange act.”


Ulicia Unruh is one of Robert Sessler’s greatest critics for his misrepresentation by deceptive ellipses, of some SDA periodical articles, yet she misrepresents Ellen White on Ezekiel 5, to change the entire tenor of what Ellen White said when she said that all of the ancient prophets wrote more for us than the Jews.


 "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, Bk. 3, p. 338.


So who is Ulicia Unruh to say that Ezekiel’s admonitions to Israel in Ezekiel 5, applied only to the Jews under Nebuchadnezzar’s captivity of the Jews? That is gross and serious misrepresentation of God’s Word and the Spirit of Prophecy.


Regarding Ezekiel 9, no less, (Ellen White begins 5T 211, on pay 207, by quoting Ezekiel 9) I quote Ellen White's and God's teaching that the leaders are ALL ignorant and ALL cannot understand, and that NEVER AGAIN, will they show the House of Jacob its sins, Testimonies, Vol. 5, 211 and Isaiah 56:10-12.


I am regularly accused of misrepresenting Ellen White’s statements by the person who does not want his name mentioned. But he would be hard pressed (impossible) to find one case in which I have misrepresented Ellen White ONE TIME. He says I misrepresented her Testimonies, Vol. 8, p. 250, statement wherein she called the church a harlot. He says she did not call the church a harlot. Read the very next paragraph where it is confirmed again that she was speaking to the church, to wit:


“God has not changed toward His faithful servants who are keeping their garments spotless. But many are crying, "Peace and safety," while sudden destruction is coming upon them. Unless there is thorough repentance, unless men humble their hearts by confession and receive the truth as it is in Jesus, they will never enter heaven. When purification shall take place in our ranks, we shall no longer rest at ease, boasting of being rich and increased with goods, in need of nothing. {8T 250.1}


     Who can truthfully say: "Our gold is tried in the fire; our garments are unspotted by the world"? I saw our Instructor pointing to the garments of so-called righteousness. Stripping them off, He laid bare the defilement beneath. Then He said to me: "Can you not see how they have pretentiously covered up their defilement and rottenness of character?' How is the faithful city become an harlot!' My Father's house is made a house of merchandise, a place whence the divine presence and glory have departed! For this cause there is weakness, and strength is lacking." {8T 250.2}


                   A Call For Reformation


     Unless the church, which is now being leavened with her own backsliding, shall repent and be converted, she will eat of the fruit of her own doing, until she shall abhor herself. When she resists the evil and chooses the good, when she seeks God with all humility and reaches her high calling in Christ, standing on the platform of eternal truth and by faith laying hold upon the attainments prepared for her, she will be healed. She will appear in her God-given simplicity and


purity, separate from earthly entanglements, showing that the truth has made her free indeed. Then her members will indeed be the chosen of God, His representatives.” {8T 250.3}


It was purported by the person accusing me that Ellen White was speaking only of some individuals in the church. Clearly, Ellen White is speaking not to mere individuals, but to:

·      The once “faithful city,” the church.

·       “…the church, which is now being leavened with her own backsliding…”

·      “…My Father's house is made a house of merchandise, a place whence the divine presence and glory have departed!”



Ulicia Unruh’s Partially Justified Diatribe Against Robert Sessler


Ulicia Unruh is on the warpath against Robert Sessler and in some cases her warring spirit is justified. But her warring spirit is also a smokescreen to the many gross teachings of her own church involving “another gospel,” a false gospel. First, I will present Ulicia’s warring’s against Robert Sessler, that cannot be contested. She is right on the following examples. I have resisted association with Robert Sessler since the inception of my ministry because of his over-reaching of the truth to teach error. That is so unfortunate as he teaches much truth regarding the omega of apostasy New Movement SDA church. He does not need to over-reach and I do not understand his wantonness in doing so.


I will fully warn those who financially support Robert Sessler in his deceptiveness, that it will be no more excusable to support his errors than those of the church he denounces as being in error. That having been said, there is much good in Robert’s writings that we may present with the qualification that we do not fully endorse and/or financially support all of his teachings.


At any rate, here is some of the deceptive error he is imbibing as pointed out by Ulicia Unruh and others on some SDA Internet forums. As it is my mission and commission to show the House of Jacob its sins, I cannot be prejudice in overlooking those of one Robert Sessler or anyone else.


After Ulicia’s examples of Robert’s errors, I will cite some of the most serious errors of the church that Robert correctly exposes, and which Ulicia and most SDA’s choose to ignore.


----- Original Message -----

From: Ulicia


Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2007 7:20 PM

Subject: [DefendEGW] Re: First Angel's Message


Here's one oc [of] the articles to show the true context --

Indeed the sentence has been clipped to hide the true intent.

Here's the clipped reading:

 "...God is not keeping a record of our sins up
 there [in heaven]..." AR September 8, 1988, p 10. 

Here's the full reading:

"On more thing about the investigative judgment.  Sometimes people feel bad about having their sins recorded in the sanctuary.   But as long as we remain in Christ our sins are forgiven; the guilt is gone.  So God is not keeping a record of our sins up there, but a record of His forgiveness, His mercy in our lives."


----- Original Message -----

From: Ulicia


Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2007 7:33 PM

Subject: [DefendEGW] Re: First Angel's Message


Now let's look at another of the "clipped" phrases.


Here's the clipped phrase:


 "...God took the initiative to forgive and
 accept them in their sins..." AR January 7, 1988, p 14.


And here is a large portion of  the article that contains that phrase:


Note by  Ron: Why Ulicia chose to leave out portions of Landis’ and Venden’s articles, I don’t know. I don’t have access to them in order to possibly ascertain why she omitted portions. There are errors in the script but the articles are cut and pasted from her rendition of them.




by James Londis


When a man tells me he wants to divorce his wife because she committed adultery, that he has "biblical grounds," and that "nobody can do anything about it because the church will honor it," that man is telling me he knows next to nothing about the gospel's declaration that we are righteous through grace by faith. 


I say that because he is allowing a relationship to die without fighting to save it, allowing an obviously wrong act to shatter a family built with years of shared sacrifice and love.


This is something God would never do.   Righteousness by faith means that God's  FIRST response to human weakness is forgiveness and redemption, reconciling us to Himself (see 2 Cor. 5:19, 20).  When through our unfaithfulness we adulterate our relationship to God, the LAST thing God does is find justification to abandon and punish us.   Relationship with sinners is more important to God than anything else.   This is because God knows that obedient or disobedient behavior is always an outgrowth of the quality of one's relationship to God and other people.


Not that our actions are unimportant or separable from our relationships with each other….  While both behavior and relationships are important and intimately tied to each other the relationships are primary.


That is why Paul says that after God has reconciled Himself to us, we need to be reconciled to God.   That is, even if we are forgiven, a relationship with God depends on our accepting that forgiveness and responding to it with a commitment.  Once a relationship is restored, nurtured, and matured, sooner or later the behavior changes for the better.   If the behavior does not change, if disobedience persists, it means the relationship is not healed.   That is one of the meanings behind the counsel that we must draw ever closer to God if we want to over come sin……


Jesus understood this so well.


This is why He was so accepting of prostitutes and publicans, why He was so patient with the weaknesses of His disciples, why He could forgive even His crucifiers.   Jesus realized that people are not changed by being commanded: they are changed by being loved, by relationships.


In fact, the judgment scene parable in Matthew 25 makes it clear that the basis for evaluating our fitness for the kingdom is the way we relate to those most difficult to relate to:  the suffering and the outcast.   Those who have come into relationship with God because God took the initiative to forgive and accept them in their sins also take the initiative to forgive and accept both the most sinful and the most victimized by sin.


We now know that what is most painful for the dying, the poor, or the imprisoned is their utter sense of being alone, their feeling nobody cares.   The cup of cold water to the thirsty, the jacket to the naked, or the visit to the prisoner tells them they are important, important enough for someone to take the time to be with them…..


Can we take the first step of reconciliation toward someone who has hurt us deeply, for no good reason?   Can we take time for the neurotic dependent people in our local church whose hunger for companionship almost swallows us up?  Can we open our church facilities to the homeless, with their smells and filth?


When I say righteousness by faith is reflected in our relationships more than in our behavior, I am talking about being an open, approachable kind of person who accepts people even with their faults.   Behaviorally oriented people (legalists) seem unapproachable.  You cannot make a mistake in their presence and feel safe.   Their "righteousness" repels rather than attracts, especially repels the sinners.   They seem to lack compassion, tenderness, empathy.  At times they can be harsh and unforgiving of the weak, impatient with the fallen..


People focused on acts rather than relationships are not only unloving, they are unlovable.  Like the Pharisees and the elder brother, they refuse to enter into any relationship with sinners, even their own brothers.   Purity is their ultimate value, not redemption.


To that extent it's true, they have not learned what the gospel is saying about righteousness through Christ.   Jesus told His disciples that their righteousness must exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees – not that we are talking about a quantity as much as of a quality.  To love those who hate you is not MORE love than loving those who love you, it is a DIFFERENT love, the kind that elevates relationships even with our enemies – over behavior.


Relationships are never routine.  They are costly.


When the prophet Hosea went into the streets to find his unfaithful wife Gomer, he did not go whistling a happy tune.   He was humiliated and hurt.  But his relationship to his wife was more important than his pain.  Gomer could have vetoed Hosea's initiative.  If she had, she would have remained in her adultery and Hosea would have remained in his suffering.


Hebrews tells us that "for the joy that was set before him" – the joy of being united with His brothers and sister – Jesus "endured the cross"  (Heb. 12:2).


----- Original Message -----

From: Ulicia


Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2007 8:42 PM

Subject: [DefendEGW] Re: First Angel's Message


Thanks for the link -- I didn't have the Ministry magazine and was wondering about this last one.
The reason the link doesn't work for everyone is because it requires a different type of reader that has to be downloaded.


But just look at the clipping of this sentence!!!!

Here's the clipped version:


  Can we ever...receive power [God's grace] to
  overcome our present sinning? The answer is no.
  Sanctification is as much a gift of God as is
  Justification." Ministry, January, 1982, p 6.


Here's the original version: 


"Can we ever work for, or earn,
God's grace, whether to atone for our past
sins or to receive power to overcome our
present sinning? The answer is No. Sancti-
 fication is as much a gift of God as is


Anyone who stoops to that kind of clipping has a real problem!!!! 

The article itself is by Morris Vendon.


Now we should all know that Morris Vendon has his own brand of presenting the gospel.   Martin Weber wrote a whole book   (Who's Got the Truth) on five different men each with their own variation on the gospel.
Morris Vendon was one.
(The other four were Jack Sequeira, Ralph Larson, Graham Maxwell and George Knight)

So of course the article would be Venden style --

What does the article  actually say:

Here's the entire article:


What Jesus said about Sanctification


by Morris Vendon


What did Jesus have to say about
sanctification? If we look for His specific
use of the term, the only reference is found
in John 17:19, where He says that He
wants His followers to be sanctified the way
He was sanctified.

But when it comes to the subject of
sanctification in its modem usage, refer.
ring to Christian growth, obedience, vic-
tory, and power--in short, the work that
the Holy Spirit does in us as we live the
Christian life, we discover that Jesus had
far more to say about that than He did
about the work that God has done for us.
Today some say that the proper balance of
emphasis between justification and sancti-
fication would be for us to spend 90 percent
of our time talking about the work of
Christ for us at the cross and 10 percent on
the work that He is doing in the life. But
Jesus talked at least twice as much about
the work of God in us as He did about the
works of God for us.

In sanctification whether finished or
ongoing, the method is always by faith
alone, just as much so as is justification.
Although we must think of justification
and sanctification as separate for the sake
Of acceptance and assurance, we must
think of them together regarding the
method of accomplishment in our experi-
ence. When we use the term sanctification
by faith alone, this is not to deny that both
faith and works will exist in sanctification.
We are making use of the usual under-
standing of the word by in the English
language. It refers to method. (I travel to
New York by plane, or I make my living by
working.) The method of sanctification is
by faith alone.

Jesus said it, in John 15:5--"Without
me ye can do nothing." He was talking
about producing the fruits of obedience,
the fruits of the Spirit, in the Christian
life. It is plain that if we can do nothing
without Him, then all that is done will
have to be done by faith in Him. We
cannot accept a gift and also earn it. And
that's one of the vital questions facing us
today: Can we ever work for, or earn,
God's grace, whether to atone for our past
sins or to receive power to overcome our
present sinning? The answer is No. Sancti-
 fication is as much a gift of God as is

How, then, can we receive this gift? The
Jews came to Jesus one day and asked a very
similar question. "What shall we do, that
we might work the works of God?" Jesus
answered, "This is the work of God, that
ye believe on him whom he hath sent"
(John 6:28, 29). The only work involved
in belief, or trust, is the work involved in
communication; for Jr'is [?] possible to trust
only someone we know. As Jesus said in
the parable, of the sheepfold, "When he
putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth
before them, and the sheep follow him: for
hey know his voice. And a stranger will
they not follow, but will flee from him: for
they know not the voice of strangers .... I
am the good shepherd, and know my
sheep, and am known of mine" (John 10:4,
5, 14).

What are the methods of communica-
tion that Jesus taught? "Watch ye and
pray, lest ye enter into temptation" (Mark
14:38). "He that eateth me, even he shall
live by me .... The words that I speak unto
you, they are spirit, and they are life"
(John 6:57, 63). "Behold the Lamb of
God, which taketh away the sin of the
world" (John 1:29). By beholding we
become changed. It is a law of life even in
the secular world that what gets our
attention gets us. And there is a twofold
application of this verse: In beholding the
Lamb of God we are assured that our past
sins are dealt with, but also we are assured
that there is power to overcome our
present sinning. Jesus said, "But one thing
is needful" (Luke 10:42). That one thing is
to spend time at the feet of Jesus in
communication and fellowship with Him.
So the methodology that Jesus taught
concerning sanctification was the study of
His Word, prayer, and communion with

However, when we talk about getting
down to a relationship with Jesus, through
time spent in the study of His Word, we're
talking about more than simply an intel-
lectual assent to the troth. Jesus said, "You
search the scriptures, because you think
that in them you have eternal life; and it is
they that bear witness to me; yet you refuse
to come to me that you might have life"
(John 5:39, 40, R.S.V.). The purpose for
studying God's Word is not simply to gain
information: it's for communication, fel-
lowship, and relationship with Jesus.
Genuine obedience and victory in the
Christian life is natural and spontaneous;
obedience is the fruit of faith. A person
doesn't labor on fruit--fruit is the result.
Jesus compared obedience to fruit on
several occasions. "As the branch cannot
bear. fruit of itself, except it abide in the...
vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in
me" (John 15:4). "Do men gather grapes of
thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every
good tree bringeth forth good fruit, but a
corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A
good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit,
neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good
fruit" (Matt. 7:16-18). Bearing good fruit
is natural and spontaneous for a good tree
(see Isaiah 61:3).

Jesus said, "Cleanse first that which is
within the cup and platter, that the outside
of them may be clean also" (Matt. 23:26).
How many of us have wasted our time and
energy trying to dean up the outside of the
cup, instead of going to the cause of the
problem--the heart? If we put our atten-
tion on the cause and clean the inside,
then the outside will be clean. Jesus said,
"If you love me, you will keep my
commandments" (John 14:15, R.S.V.).

These are evidences from Jesus that genu-
ine obedience is natural and spontaneous
in the Christian life. If we are having
trouble with obedience, we need to direct
our effort toward learning to love Jesus
more, and the obedience will follow. We
cooperate with Him by coming into
relationship with Him, so that love and
trust spring forth spontaneously. And
when they do, obedience is the inevitable
result. The essence of Jesus' teaching was
self-surrender. Only as we give up on
ourselves and come to Him can we even
begin the life of faith. Jesus said, "Whoso-
ever shall fall on this stone shall be broken:
but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will
grind him to powder (Matt. 21:44). And
in Matthew 13:45, 46 He warns us that we
have to sell everything we have in order to
obtain the pearl of great price. The pearl
includes salvation in all of its aspects. Jesus
said, "Whosoever he be of you that
forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot
be my disciple" (Luke 14:33).

Throughout the Gospels Jesus refers to
the cross as "our cross." He's talking about
death for us as well as for Himself. We
must die, we must come to the point of
surrender, before we can begin to experi-
ence genuine sanctification. However, we
cannot bring ourselves to this experi-
ence--only God can bring us to that point,
for no one can crucify himself. It takes
another to crucify us. As we continue to
seek Him, to behold Him, to sit at His feet
in relationship and communi6n, He will
accomplish the rest of it for us as fast as He
can, without destroying our power of

The object of the Christian life is
something more than simply assuring us
personally that we have salvation. It is to
reproduce the character of Jesus in us so
that honor and glory can be brought to
God. Jesus said it in Matthew 5:16: "Let
your light so shine before men, that they
may see your good works, and glorify your
Father which is in heaven." He said it in
John 15:8: "Herein is my Father glorified,
that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my
disciples." And He said it in John 17:10: "I
am glorified in them." Our works, our
obedience, our victories, are not for the
purpose of saving us in heaven; they are for
bringing glory to God. And if we are
interested only in getting to heaven and

when we have come to the point of
surrender, of crucifixion of self, of giving
up on ourselves, and are under the control
of God, we can kn6w the ultimate power of
God for overcoming. We don't have to
wait until the end of our lives in the hope
of getting in at least one good day. So long
 we are surrendered to Him, we have
victory and spontaneous obedience. The
key words are so long a. The disciples are a
case in point. One day they went and cast
out devils. Another day they came to Jesus
in disgrace and asked, "Why couldn't we
cast them out?" On again; off again. Did
this mean that they were lost? Did this
mean they were no longer disciples? No!
Jesus loved them and kept walking with

We see this same idea in Matthew 16.
Peter says, "Thou art the Christ, the Son
of the living God." And Jesus replies that
the Father Himself has revealed this to
Peter. Yet in the same conversation Jesus
has to say to Peter, Get thee behind me,
Satan" (verses 16, 23). Peter gets congrat-
ulations from Jesus at one point and a
rebuke at another. One minute Peter was
surrendered and trusting in God's power;
the next minute he drew back and tried to
handle things himself.

In John 11 we have the story of Martha.
One minute she exhibits a beautiful trust
in Jesus, that He can do anything, even
raise the dead, if it pleases Him to do so. A
short time later she resists His instruction
to remove the stone, as her faith falters and
she depends upon oil herself again. In the
growing Christian life, there are times
when we are looking to Jesus, and we
experience victory and power. There are
other times when we depend on ourselves
and our own power, and we fail. Growth in
the Christian life consists of depending on
Jesus' power more and more constantly.
Since, as growing, immature Christians,
we do not live in constant dependence
upon Jesus' power all the time, we often fall
and fail. God has made provision for this
(see 1 John 2:1, 2). But as genuine
Christians, we will remember that even
though God has made provision for sin, we
must never make such provision. He that is
forgiven much, loves much; and he that
loves much, obeys much (see Luke 7:41-
43, John 14:15).

Those who believe in sanctification by
faith plus works can believe only in
imperfect obedience until Jesus comes. But
those who believe in sanctification by faith
alone can believe that perfect obedience is
possible any time that they are depending
upon Jesus instead of their own power.
Sanctification comes by justification.
Jesus said that the more one is forgiven, the
more he loves (see Luke 7:47). What does
that mean? What is the purpose of studying
the Bible, of praying, of a daily relation-
ship with Jesus? It is for the purpose of
understanding God's great love, His grace,
His forgiveness, His death at the cross.
The time spent in thoughtful contempla-
tion of the life and death of Jesus is to lead
us to know and love Him more. And as we
understand His acceptance, His forgive-
ness, and His mighty love, we come to
trust and love and obey Him more. The
more we love, the more we will obey. This
was shown by Jesus when the adulterous
woman was dragged to Him and deposited
at His feet. He said to her, "I don't
condemn you" (John 8:11). That's the
cross-that's justification. No one needs to
feel condemned today. Jesus doesn't con-
demn--He justifies and forgives all who
come to Him. Jesus came not to condemn
the world, but that the world through Him
might be saved. And only when we have
understood that great truth are we enabled
to go and sin no more.

The only way we can ever hope to go
and sin no more is to discover, and to
continue to be reminded day by day, that
God doesn't condemn us. The good news is
that here is no condemnation for those
who are in Christ Jesus. The good news is
also that Christ has made provision to keep
us from sinning, that He may be glorified
through us.


Robert Sessler Expose’s of the New Movement SDA Church Which Ulicia Unruh and Others Choose to Ignore


The letter proofs that Sessler has concerning the church’s ecumenical involvement with Babylon, are irrefutable. The church’s own admitted involvement with Babylon is sufficient to prove that it is in violation of the Midnight Cry of Matthew 25, and the first and second angel’s messages. This is sufficient for Sessler’s call out message. Jeremiah 11:9-15 is proof of this. Verse 14 and 15 call out God’s beloved. The 144,000 of Revelation 14:1-4, are not defiled with women (fallen churches), and Isaiah 4:1-4, indicts all formally organized churches at the end time as fallen.


God says to accurse even an angel who should come to us with “another gospel.” The professing SDA church clearly teaches two different gospels. This alone demands another coming out.


Any literal fulfillment of Ezekiel 9 would demand another coming out! Ezekiel 22:17-31, cannot be separated from Ezekiel 9. Isaiah 37:31, 32, cannot be separated from Isaiah 4:1-4. Testimonies, Vol. 5, 211, cannot be separated from the word “prefigure,” on page 25 of The Great Controversy. The last fulfillment of Ezekiel 9 was in A.D. 70. Ellen White called that a prefigure that was symbolic of the destruction of the world at the end-time, BEGINNING AT HIS SANCTUARY, because God said that judgment begins at His house.


Nick Petula is an associate of Robert Sessler. I told the above truth to Nick Petula one Sunday about a year and a half ago, and he said that knowledge “made his day.” This is all you need Robert and Nick. You don’t need the devious lies by way of misrepresenting statements from SDA periodicals. When you do that, you end up being all as bad as the dishonest church you are trying to expose. There are enough genuine abominations the church is committing for which we are to sigh and cry, Ezekiel 9:6, without “manufacturing” some in an effort to try to make it worse in order to be more convincing.


Much of everything one believes about salvation clusters around one’s belief concerning the human nature of Jesus Christ. If Christ did not take Adam’s nature AFTER the fall, He would not qualify as any example for us. He could thus be only our substitute. The New Theology Gospel of New Movement Adventism, teaches that “another gospel,” by which Christ could never be our example for by their teaching, He had advantages over us.


The following verse levels the playing ground because we a proffered the Divine Nature of Jesus Christ in order to overcome sin this side of glorification:


2Pe 1:4


Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.


"[Jesus] Took Sinless Nature of Adam Before Fall." Movement of Destiny (MOD), p 497, by Leroy Edwin Froom, R&HPA, 1971.


     "...Jesus had the absolute, perfect, sinless nature of Adam before He fell." Salvation by Faith and Your Will (SBF), p 93, by Morris L. Venden, Southern Publishing Association (SPA), 1978.


     "It is wrong for a person to attempt to live the Christian life.  We are not asked to do so." SBF 40.


     "The word lost in the New Testament does not mean that someone is damned or doomed." AR April 1, 1993, p 21. (NOTE: Strong's Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible translates "lost" (#622) to mean "to destroy, die, lose, mar, perish.")


 The SDA church has changed the Everlasting Gospel, into the doctrine of the Nicolaitans which God hates!  They teach that Christ had advantages over humanity with regards to overcoming sin, thus they have effectively robbed Christ away from the people as a personal Saviour saving us from sin, into a Saviour saving us in sin.  They have changed "fear God" and keep His commandments of righteousness, into fear satan and keep his commandments of sin!  They have changed "give glory to God" by reflecting only His character of righteousness, into give glory to Satan by reflecting his character of unrighteousness!  They have changed "worship God" alone and give Him your spiritual allegiance, into worship other things and give your spiritual allegiance to the SDA church and its leadership!  And they have changed God's judgment against sin, into delivering us from personal sin!  Thus no one is really doomed to die in a lost condition, but all will be saved in sin.


 What about the warning against the Image--or the Protestant churches, including the World Council of Churches (WCC)?

     The SDA church does not warn against the apostate Protestant churches or the WCC, because they are united with and one of them!

     In 1973 the SDA church, in conjunction with the WCC, wrote a book titled So Much In Common.  George Vandeman also wrote a book praising the apostate churches titled What I Like About...The Lutherans, The Baptists, The Methodists, The Charismatics, The Catholics, Our Jewish Friends, The Adventists; Rescuers of Neglected Truth, PPPA, 1986.


Added by Ron: Fear and Shun "'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.


Unfortunately, Robert Sessler has scores of quotes surrounded by ellipses. These quotes cannot be trusted without checking the quotes according to the context from which they are drawn. My wife and I noticed years ago that Robert has a strong penchant for over-reaching by taking things out of context, when there is sufficient evidence for his message without such devious tactics.


Apparently, Sessler became frustrated with the indifferent reaction of SDA’s to his ecumenical involvement proof and he tried to make the evidence more convincing by deception, and it is an understatement to say that is neither necessary to convincing the sincere, nor is it condoned by God. So Sessler’s work ends up making the case of true reformers that much more difficult by the dispersions his spurious tactics lend to the cause of truth. And his tactics become embarrassing to his patrons when they proffer his “proofs” to more astute Adventists. Again, this is greatly unfortunate and lends discordance to the cause of true reformer truth. The task of checking out the context of Sessler’s many quotes for validity would be monumental.


Some are calling Sessler’s deviousness criminal, but they don’t seem to mind the spiritual criminality of their leaders in committing omega of apostasy abominations that will get the church broken in pieces, Isaiah 8:9-14 and Ezekiel 9:2—See margin reading for slaughter weapons—“a weapon of his breaking in pieces” KJV.


Some on SDA Internet forum have accused me of the same practice, but it will be found IMPOSSILBE for them to prove their false charges by any proof example(s). One person is accusing me of saying that I learned from Sessler. The only thing I have personally learned from Robert Sessler is the devastating results of over-reaching the truth. However, I have said that there is truth that can be garnered from some of Sessler’s material. As I always say, take the good and leave the bad, and when it comes to Sessler’s material it will require a wealth of contextual checking to discern between the two!