My Vision on the Church Militant

Part 3


“Be not deceived; many will depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils. We have now before us the alpha of this danger. The omega will be of a most startling nature.”--Letter 263, 1904, p. 4. (To Our Leading Physicians, July 24, 1904.) {7MR 188.2}


The new movement has departed from the faith. True Reformers will not depart from the faith.


"Most startling messages will be borne by men of God's appointment, messages of a character to warn the people, to arouse them. And while some will be PROVOKED by the warning, and led to RESIST LIGHT AND EVIDENCE, we are to see from this that we are giving the TESTING MESSAGE for this time. Messages will be given OUT OF THE USUAL ORDER." E.G. White, Testimonies, vol. 9, p. 136.


A Message to Startle People to Study—"The testing message for this time is to be borne so plainly and decidedly as to startle the hearers, and lead them to desire to study the Scriptures."—Testimonies For The Church, Vol. 9, p. 109 (1909).


The only startling thing emoting from the new movement is the constant foray into apostasy from the original faith message.

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This part 3 is the conclusions of Kevin Straub in an excerpt from his book entitled Of the Times and Seasons, an ebook on Kindle books at Amazon. This is an ebook, which you can purchase for $8.69. Kevin met with me in my home about three decades ago for a four hour presentation of my warning message. He then made a deep investigation of the things I related to him, and additional apostasies that have occurred over the years.

Kevin has finally concluded that what I showed him in 1986, is fully true, and constitutes the most startling surprise one could confront professing Seventh-day Adventism with. Here is the excerpt from Kevin Straub’s book:

“Much has been made of the concept that the “Omega of Apostasy” is the latter end of the spiritualism arising from Kellogg’s pantheism, which is known in Adventist history as the “Alpha of Apostasy.” However, there is much more to the concept than this. Even Rick Howard has recognized the possibility, ending his book with the open-ended question, “IS THIS THE OMEGA, OR AN ELEMENT OF IT?” (Howard, p. 205). It is the position of this author that it is an element, or a fruition, of the Omega. The Omega would have to have its roots in the departure from the faith resulting from the rejection of the 1888 message as the cure to Laodiceanism. This departure did not begin to show distinctly until the middle of the 20th century, even as mystic elements were coming into the seminary at Washington through Elder Vandeman’s promotion of the teachings of E. Stanley Jones (as reported in the Wieland and Short history of the third generation).

In our post–2004 comments, we will show again a connection to E. Stanley Jones in the emerging church infiltrations. Yet, the Omega is more than all of this. It also has to do with the entire fruitage of departing from the God-given message, ignoring the counsels of Ellen White in so many areas, capitulating to Babylon in the Evangelical Conferences, and forging ecumenical alliances with Babylon. It should be noted that Ellen White said there was an aspect of the Omega that would take us by surprise: Be not deceived; many will depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils. We have now before us the alpha of this danger. The omega will be of a most startling nature. (Lt. 263, 1904, p. 4, “To Our Leading Physicians,” in Manuscript Releases, vol. 7, p 188, emphasis added)


After many years of studying the “devouring,” or apostasy, of the Seventh-day Adventist movement and church, it suddenly occurred to me that the startling nature of the omega is not so much any of its substance but the nature of it, just as stated by the pen of inspiration. Others have now written on this subject. However, at the time, it was to me as a fresh thought. If we were simply looking for a certain species of doctrinal aberration and find that it is spiritualism in another guise, where would the element of shock in that be? The alpha was already a species of spiritualism (even though, it too was more, in that it was the rejection of the counsel of God given through the prophetic ministry of Ellen White).


It would not be any surprise to see it merely come back in another form. No, there is more to it than simply a species of error. The departure of spiritual formation is only one in a long line of apostasies that have been introduced into the denomination. Again, the element of surprise is the nature of the apostasy. The first entry in my dictionary for “nature” states: “The essential qualities or characteristics by which something is recognized.” In the case of the omega, it is not recognized by any particular species of error. Rather, it is identified by the way it has been introduced and the stand towards it taken by the faithful. What do we mean by all this? In the alpha of apostasy, the leadership retained its integrity, and the apostate element found itself outside the denomination. Such is not the case in the omega. As the latter end of the apostasy has worked itself out, a reversal becomes apparent to the student of history and true Seventh-Seventh-day Adventism.


As the end nears, we will find that the apostates are not ejected from the denomination but have rather become its leaders! Look at this item from the pen of Ellen White as one of the clues: “In the future, deception of every kind is to arise, and we want solid ground for our feet. We want solid pillars for the building. Not one pin is to be removed from that which the Lord has established. The enemy will bring in false theories, such as the doctrine that there is no sanctuary. This is one of the points on which there will be a departing from the faith. Where shall we find safety unless it be in the truths that the Lord has been giving for the last fifty years?” (Review and Herald, May 25, 1905, emphasis added)


This example of “one of the points” of departing from the faith does not come largely from outside elements that have been relieved of their credentials or their invitation to teach and preach or their membership. This is very much an “inside job” as there has been a gradual repudiation of the historic three angel’s messages in the denominational educational institutions. The theological training of this generation of church officers and ministerial leaders and teachers echoes the evangelical world, and the distinctive message regarding the cleansing of the sanctuary is but faintly heard in mainstream Adventist pulpits today if at all. In other words, we may hear lip-service to the most holy place ministry of Christ, but the teaching has been stripped of its efficacy, at best, in a general avoidance or, worse, in a derision of the truth of the character perfection of the final generation of faithful, who are to stand without sin after the close of probation and before the second coming (also known as “Last Generation Theology” or LGT).


The fundamental of the sanctuary doctrine is pejoratively referred to as “perfectionism,” which is to imply “legalism” or a works-based salvation for the final generation. In a document of unknown origin, this concept is perfectly expressed, as follows: Say I was in the days of The Alpha AFTER THE SEPARATION TOOK PLACE—after Ellen White and others expelled the detractors from the organized body. If I was to say to myself, “I want to hear this false doctrine I am being told about so often. I want to hear it for myself! I want to seek those who preach it and have a talk with them!” Where would I go to talk with those who teach the heresies? Hey, the organization kicked them out. It therefore stands for reason that in order to hear what I want to hear, I would have to go out of the domain and jurisdiction of the organized body to seek out the men who are teaching heresy, because they were expelled.


We now have a very STARTLING difference when we consider doing the same with The Omega. Remember Ellen White declared to us that men would come among us stating that there was no sanctuary. This is a part of The Omega Apostasy, and the separation between the two groups of actors had already taken place. The “detractors” are disfellowshipped and banned from church owned property. If I was therefore to say to myself today, “I want to hear the false doctrine preached by the apostates. I want to seek those who teach that there is no heavenly sanctuary,” and then ask myself, “Where would I go to find these men?” Right away I would run into a very STARTLING problem after attempting to seek these men out. The problem? If I venture to investigate the “detractors” in order to locate this heresy, I would find out that I would be wasting my time. I WOULDN’T FIND ANY OF THE “DETRACTORS” WHO WERE EXPELLED FROM THE CHURCH ORGANIZATION TEACHING IT. UNPRECEDENTED!


If you want to find men teaching that there is no heavenly sanctuary among many other heresies, you would have to visit and check our seminary, colleges, and maybe even some of our very pulpits. This has often been cited even by able leaders of the denomination who still occupy position, as the cause of the commotion today between the denominational organization and the private self-supporting ministries. You can see that people among us are bringing what they claim is the new “Gospel” that forbids discussion on the special revelations of prophecy given to the Adventist Church. You can see all over the denomination that ministers refuse to teach these things as the Papacy gets ready to strike, saying that neither Christ nor salvation are in them, even though Christ Himself gave these revelations and commanded them to be preached. (“The Secret of the Omega!” pp. 3, 4, available at, accessed 12/18/16)


Regarding the statement, “I wouldn’t find any of the “detractors” who were expelled from the church organization teaching [that there is no sanctuary],” the truth is, there are “detractors” outside the denomination who make this assertion, citing their disbelief of the sanctuary message as one reason they left the church. It is also true that there remains a conservative element within the church, albeit a minority, who still teach the reality of the sanctuary, even with its Last Generation Theology implications. Where the author of the article is likely coming from is that many have been marginalized or even disfellowshipped for teaching the historic belief regarding the sanctuary message.


Many have simply left to form independent bodies or home churches, and the mainstream point to these as “detractors,” or “offshoots.” This situation is likely to get much worse as we head into the final crisis. Returning to the article, we note that the author summed up the matter this way: This is confusing to most Adventists, for they were always taught to consider the leadership who maintain control of the denominational organization to be true leaders and to have the blessing of God. To most of our people, the definition of an apostate is not one who opposes the mission or message, but one who opposes those who maintain control over the denominational system. Here is where the Omega apostasy will catch them completely by surprise. (“The Secret of the Omega!” p. 13, emphasis added)


Here is the crux of what Elder Douglass admitted to this writer in private conversation: “ ‘churchianity’ is the bane of the church.” The institutional mindset is blind to the true nature of the apostasy and it is looking for some great departure from the church rather than a departure from the faith once delivered to this movement. Those with the institutional mindset are looking for a situation to arise in which all the dross is purged from the church and all that remains is pure gold. The pure gold, they believe, will carry the church through to a final victorious finalization of the work.


I would assert that the surprise of the church’s true state occurs under different situations. For some readers, it may be at the present time. For others, it could have occurred many years ago. I can still remember when it struck me and how I pondered how telling my church brethren that the church had apostatized would come across as almost blasphemous to their ears, even as it sounded to mine. Even more, the startling nature of the situation is ever present, even to this day, as one continues to examine what has happened, what is happening and what will continue to happen right on through the little time of trouble and the great time of trouble to come. For those who have believed in their church, the shock never wears off.” Straub, Kevin. Of the Times and Seasons (Kindle Locations 12402-12406). Aspect Books. Kindle Edition.


Addendum by Ron:


The Jews worshipped their Temple church. Adventists worship the church and its leaders rather than the message. And the price, the consequence, will be loss of eternal life to all who do not awaken to the apostasy and a proper response to it.


Kevin has stated the facts, but in an all too casual fashion. The call is not clarion enough. The facts are that one cannot unite with the corrupt and remain/become pure. I reminded Kevin of that statement for many years, and I don’t believe he took it seriously enough. He still has to attend church as a sort of book signing/selling promotional exercise. That is the great danger of all who have wares to sell, and I have said that fore decades as well.


"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.  


Members are Held Corporately (AS A BODY) for the Apostasy


Achan’s sin involved the entire camp (church) of Israel. SDA’s seem to have a difficult time believing this Biblical principle.


"The plain straight testimony must live in the church, or the curse of God will rest upon His people as surely as it did upon ancient Israel because of their sins. God holds His people, as a body [corporately—AS AN ENTIRE CHURCH BODY AS THE CHURCH IS REPRESENTED AS THE BODY OF CHRIST], responsible for the sins existing in individuals among them." Testimonies, vol. 3, p. 269.


"Christ has plainly taught that those who persist in open sin must be separated from the church..." E. G. White,  Christ's Object Lessons, 71.


"The names of those who sin and refuse to repent should not be retained on the church books, lest the saints be held accountable for their evil deeds. Those who pursue a course of transgression should be visited and labored with, and if they then refuse to repent, they should be separated from church fellowship, in accordance with the rules laid down in the Word of God." {11MR 208.3}


The principle of corporate responsibility, and the fact that it is impossible to unite with the corrupt and remain/become pure, have been the prime reasons for all separations that have ever occurred in the history of the church. I keep restating the following statements because they are so serious.


“Christ was a protestant. He protested against the formal worship of the Jewish nation, who rejected the counsel of God against themselves. He told them that they taught for doctrines the commandments of men, and that they were pretenders and hypocrites. Like whited sepulchers they were beautiful without, but within full of impurity and corruption. 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. The Bible is presented to us as a sufficient guide; but the pope and his workers remove it from the people as if it were a curse, because it exposes their pretensions and rebukes their idolatry.  {RH, June 1, 1886 par. 14}


When a corporate church engages apostasy and will not put it away and out of the camp, the faithful must leave or be corporately responsible. This is the reason Christ and His disciples left. This is why Paul left. This is why Protestants left Rome. This is why Adventists left the other churches in 1844, when they would not tolerate light.


Christ was our example by way of a correct response to abomination apostasy, contrary to the personal opinion of any who instruct you to super glue yourself to a pew in any apostate church, and/or any who are totally unfaithful in their instruction regarding a correct, Christ-like response to open sin apostasy.


Jesus left


"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.


Paul left


“And he went into the synagogue, and spake boldly for the space of three months, disputing and persuading the things concerning the kingdom of God.  9But when divers were hardened, and believed not, but spake evil of that way before the multitude, he departed from them, and separated the disciples, disputing daily in the school of one Tyrannus.” Acts 19:8, 9.


“Fearing that the faith of the believers would be endangered by continued association with these opposers of the truth, Paul separated from them, and gathered the disciples into a distinct body.” E.G. White, Acts of the Apostles, p. 285, 286.


The Faithful Left Away Back in the Times of Shiloh Because of the Corrupt Priests


"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. 


Shiloh (/ˈʃaɪloʊ/; Hebrew: שִׁלוֹ ,שִׁילֹה ,שִׁלֹה, and שִׁילוֹ variably) was an ancient city in Samaria mentioned in the Hebrew Bible. ... Shiloh was the major Israelite worship centre before the first Temple was built in Jerusalem. The meaning of the word "Shiloh" is unclear. (Obtained by Googling the words: Shiloh in Bible history.


 "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, 232. 


Men like Vance Ferrell, Walter Veith, Andrew Henriques, and most every SDA, think that all you have to do is go from a bad SDA church to another that is better. In a recent video, Andrew said: “COME HERE,” meaning his church. He totally denies the implicit complicity of the Bible principle of corporate responsibility for all the abominations in the Corporate SDA church BODY, as does every MEMBER of the omega new movement “church.”


The Lord has shown me that the above named individuals and most SDA leaders are too smart to be ignorant of the principle of corporate responsibility, and that they do not obey it because of the love of mammon, and a large audience, and for selling their wares. In other words, just as soon as any leader advocates the principle of corporate responsibility to separate from any and all apostate churches. Were it possible to merely form small segregated groups in any apostate church, vowing to not imbibe the apostasy, separation would never have been advocated and practised by Jesus and His followers.


“Mark this point with care; those who receive the pure mark of truth, wrought in them by the power of the Holy Ghost, represented by the man in linen, are those "that sigh and cry for all the abominations that are done" in the church. Their love for purity and the honor and glory of God is such, and they have so clear a view of the exceeding sinfulness of sin, that they are represented as being in an agony, even sighing and crying.” E. G. White {RH, June 8, 1886 par. 2}


Isa 58:1  Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.


Will the leaders ever obey the above commandment?


 "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.


How could the new movement ever be purged and purified when its leaders will NEVER AGAIN show the people their sins. It is the True Reformers who are doing this. They are the faithful leaders at the end-time.


I have been remiss in one thing. I have said that SDA leaders do not admit to the church being in any apostasy. They do so however unwittingly when they admit to being Laodicean, errantly thinking that Laodicea, the foolish virgin state of the church, is the final church. But it gets far worse than this: The leaders have become cold apostate by desiring to become like the fallen churches we are to warn against.


Here is the overwhelming, most startling surprise that you could teach to foolish virgin Laodiceans who feel rich, increased with goods, and in need of nothing and that the church is flourishing:


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. 


 "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.


     Prophets Wrote for Their Own and Our Day.—“The last books of the Old Testament show us workers taken from the laborers in the field. Others were men of high ability and extensive learning, but the Lord gave them visions and messages. These men of the Old Testament spoke of things transpiring in their day, and Daniel, Isaiah, and Ezekiel not only spoke of things that concerned them as present truth, but their sights reached down to the future, and to what should occur in these last days.”--Letter 132, 1898. {3SM 419.5, 420}


“Enoch, the seventh from Adam, was ever prophesying the coming of the Lord. This great event had been revealed to him in vision. Abel, though dead, is ever speaking of the blood of Christ which alone can make our offerings and gifts perfect. The Bible has accumulated and bound up together its treasures for this last generation. All the great events and solemn transactions of Old Testament history have been, and are, repeating themselves in the church in these last days. There is Moses still speaking, teaching self-renunciation by wishing himself blotted from the Book of Life for his fellow men, that they might be saved. David is leading the intercession of the church for the salvation of souls to the ends of the earth. The prophets are still testifying of the sufferings of Christ and the glory that should follow. There the whole accumulated truths are presented in force to us that we may profit by their teachings. We are under the influence of the whole. What manner of persons ought we to be to whom all this rich light of inheritance has been given. Concentrating all the influence of the past with new and increased light of the present, accrued power is given to all who will follow the light. Their faith will increase, and be brought into exercise at the present time, awakening an energy and an intensely increased earnestness, and through dependence upon God for His power to replenish the world and send the light of the Sun of Righteousness to the ends of the earth.” {7MR 417.2}


I would strongly recommend that you purchase Kevin’s book. The Kindle price is quite reasonable. The book makes a deep investigation into all the abominations for which we are to sigh and cry. Only those who do so will be sealed for salvation by the Man in Linen:


“Mark this point with care; those who receive the pure mark of truth, wrought in them by the power of the Holy Ghost, represented by the man in linen, are those "that sigh and cry for all the abominations that are done" in the church. Their love for purity and the honor and glory of God is such, and they have so clear a view of the exceeding sinfulness of sin, that they are represented as being in an agony, even sighing and crying.” E. G. White {RH, June 8, 1886 par. 2}


But I warn against the laxity of men like Kevin Straub, Herbert E. Douglass, Vance Ferrell, Walter Veith and Andrew Henriques, when it comes to their refusal to give a clarion response to the apostasy that they denounce. While you listen to their teachings, never cease to recall to mind the living fact that they are corporately responsible for every abomination they cite. And this applies to all who support them with the sacred tithe, as well.


Do you believe Isaiah 37:31, 32 is spoken to and for YOU? That is the most colossal, MOST STARTLING SURPRISE for professing new movement Seventh-day Adventists. I pray you won’t have to lose eternal life discovering this is FACTUAL PURE TRUTH. This is the greatest surprise possible for those who think they are all right and know it all, when they are all wrong:


 "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. 


Do you believe the statement? The foolish virgins are not saved!


"The church is in the Laodicean state. The presence of God is not in her midst." E.G. White, Notebook Leaflets, p. 99, 1898.


"To the end of time, the presence of the Spirit is to abide with the true church." E.G. White, Acts of the Apostles, p. 55.


“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,


It is true that during the lifetime of Ellen White, the church vacillated between being Laodicean and having a refreshing from the Holy Spirit. But that ended forever when the church committed unpardonable abominations like forming a new movement that removed God and pillar doctrines like the truth on the human nature of Christ, and the Godhead WHICH MEANS EVERYTHING TO US, and when any error on this issue sweeps away the entire Christian economy and not just the first and third angels messages, as some are errantly teaching.


"You are not definitely clear on the personality of God, which is everything to us as a people. You have virtually destroyed the Lord God Himself." EGW letter 300 1903, to Kellogg in the Alpha Heresy.


An Adventist minister told me years ago that he knew how to make a lot of money with Adventists. His formula was to cite all the abominations, but to never tell them the proper response: to leave their beloved church. A.T. Jones said something similar. He quoted Martin Luther as saying that the Catholic church would tolerate one saying anything about it, short of calling people out so as to take away money from the church coffers. The SDA church does about the same.


From the inception of my ministry, I have given the clarion call to come out from all churches that are in open sin abominable apostasy. It’s not a popular message, and it’s not a money making proposition, but it is the example taught by the life of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.


In the Name of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob,


R. William Beaulieu