The Little Understood All Important Omega of Apostasy Issue—Part 1

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Dear Reader, 

The subject of the Omega of Apostasy, is one of the least understood issues in Adventist albeit one of the most important. Ask the average Seventh-day Adventist, leader or layman, and you are likely to get a blank look in response, or a mere personal conjecture of supposition on the issue.

Over the years, I have read the opinion of high-placed SDA leaders that it was over and finished long ago. As well, I have read opinions by the same caliber of leaders that it was in the distant future. I have not read one leader who suggested that we are in the midst’s of the Omega of Apostasy. In light of all the serious apostasy that is in progress, that is a most sobering reality. When Robert Pearson left office as the General Conference President, his farewell address quoted Selected Messages, Bk. 1, 204-5, and he expressed concern and said don’t let it happen. What he did not realize as a dumb-dog watchmen (Isa. 56:10-12), is that it had been and indeed was happening right under his nose!

The following article is by Ellen White, on the subject of the Alpha and the Omega. I will comment under some of the paragraphs of the article and tell you when the article has ended. I always say end comment after my commentary, but I will say end of article at the point where it finishes.


Chap. 24 - The Alpha and the Omega


     {During the summer of 1904, at a critical point in the crisis over the promulgation by Dr. J. H. Kellogg of pantheistic theories, and at a time when he was advocating unsound policies relating to the management of our medical work, Ellen G. White sounded a number of warnings, which were assembled and "published for the author" in a sixty-page pamphlet, Special Testimonies, Series B, No. 2, entitled "Testimonies for the Church Containing Letters to Physicians and Ministers Giving Messages of Warning and Words of Counsel and Admonition Regarding Our Present Situation." In two of these communications she refers to "The Alpha and the Omega." Following are the two statements in their entirety as taken from the pamphlet. Further counsels making reference to pantheism may be found in Testimonies, volume 8, pages 255-318 and The Ministry of Healing, pages 427-438. For the background of the experience with pantheism, see A. G. Daniel's The Abiding Gift of Prophecy, pages 330-342, and L. H. Christian's The Fruitage of Spiritual Gifts, pages 277-296.--COMPILERS.} {1SM 193.1} 


                       Teach the Word  


                                              Washington, D.C.

                                              July 24, 1904  


To Our Leading Physicians:  


     “Dear Fellow Workers: I am awakened at eleven o'clock. The representations passing before me are so vivid that I cannot sleep. The word of the Lord has come to me that there is a decided work to be done in warning our medical missionaries against the dangers and perils that surround them.” {1SM 193.2, 194}


     “The Lord calls upon those connected with our sanitariums to reach a higher standard. No lie is of the truth. If we follow cunningly devised fables, we unite with the enemy's forces against God and Christ. God calls upon those who have been wearing a yoke of human manufacture to break this yoke, and no longer be the bond servants of men.” {1SM 194.1}


     “The battle is on. Satan and his angels are working with all deceivableness of unrighteousness. They are untiring in their efforts to draw souls away from the truth, away from righteousness, to spread ruin throughout the universe. They work with marvelous industry to furnish a multitude of deceptions to take souls captive. Their efforts are unceasing. The enemy is ever seeking to lead souls into infidelity and skepticism. He would do away with God, and with Christ, who was made flesh and dwelt among us to teach us that in obedience to God's will we may be victorious over sin.” {1SM 194.2} 


        Assailed by Every Form of Evil


     “Every form of evil is waiting for an opportunity to assail us. Flattery, bribes, inducements, promises of wonderful exaltation, will be most assiduously employed.” {1SM 194.3}


     What are God's servants doing to raise the barrier of a "Thus saith the Lord" against this evil? The enemy's agents are working unceasingly to prevail against the truth. Where are the faithful guardians of the Lord's flocks? Where are His watchmen? Are they standing on the high tower, giving the danger signal, or are they allowing the peril to pass unheeded? Where are the medical missionaries? Are they co-workers with Christ, wearing His yoke, or are they wearing a yoke of human manufacture?” {1SM 194.4}


Ron’s Commentary: We are given the answer to the above questions in Testimonies, Vol. 5, p. 211, where Ellen White applies Isaiah 56:10-12. If you will look in the flyleaf pages of the book you will find that this statement was written in 1882.


Begin at My Sanctuary -- "Here we see that the church--the Lord's sanctuary--was the first to feel the stroke of the wrath of God. The ancient men, those to whom God had given great light and who had stood as guardians of the spiritual interests of the people, had betrayed their trust. They had taken the position that we need not look for miracles and the marked manifestation of God's power as in former days. Times have changed. These words strengthen their unbelief, and they say: The Lord will not do good, neither will He do evil. He is too merciful to visit His people in judgment. Thus 'Peace and safety" is the cry from men who will never again lift up their voice like a trumpet to show God's people their transgressions and the house of Jacob their sins. These dumb dogs that would not bark [quoted from Isaiah 56:10-12] 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. 


Then, Ellen White 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, vol. 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}


Though it is true that all the prophets, including Ellen White, wrote in an effort to heal the wounds of God’s people and bring them to reconciliation to obeisance to God’s instructions, that does not moot the living fact that there is a time when God’s people as a body, an organization, cross the line of no return, though probation is still extended to them on an individual basis. This is precisely what happened to the fallen churches of Babylon, long before the harvest.


Did you ever wonder why the Reformers of the Reformation separated from Rome long before the harvest? Did you ever wonder why Adventists separated from the other fallen churches when the wheat and tares are to dwell together until the harvest? If it was possible for those churches to fall, is it possible for professing Seventh-day Adventism to fall as a body? It so, we need to know how and why. If not so, we need to know how and why! We need to know God’s line in the sand that closes probation for a church.  Yet that is less known than is data about the omega of apostasy!


Many Adventists believe that probation for apostate Israel did not close until the stoning of Stephen. That is a half truth. General probation did not close until then, but there was a generational closing of probation as evinced by many incidents. I will give a few examples such as the destruction of Korah, Dathan and Abiram and party, Achan and immediate family members who knew of his disobedient act, and one of the most profound is in Jeremiah 11:9-15.  God tells Jeremiah, in verse 14, not to even pray for the Jews of that generation. That means that their probation was over. Were some faithful? If so, what was their course? Jeremiah wrote in the time of Shiloh, and the following statement is relative to Jeremiah 11:9-15:



 "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. End comments.


     “Satan and his angels are making every effort to obtain control of minds, that men may be swayed by falsehood and pleasing fables. Are our physicians lifting the danger signal? Are the men who have been placed in prominent positions in our sanitariums lifting the danger signal? Or are many of the watchmen asleep, while mischievous tongues and acute minds, sharpened by long practice in evading the truth, are continually at work to bring in confusion, and to carry out plans instigated by the enemy?” {1SM 194.5}


     “Please read Paul's exhortation to the Colossians. He speaks of his earnest desire that the hearts of the believers might be "knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgment of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ; in whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge" (Col. 2:2, 3).


"And this I say," he declares, "lest any man should beguile you with enticing words. . . . As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving. Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily" (Col. 2:4-9). {1SM 195.1}


     Will the men in our institutions keep silent, allowing insidious fallacies to be promulgated to the ruin of souls? The sentiments of the enemy are being scattered everywhere. Seeds of discord, of unbelief, of infidelity, are being sown broadcast. Shall our medical missionaries raise no barrier against this evil? Is it not time that we asked ourselves, Shall we allow the adversary to lead us to give up the work of proclaiming the truth? Shall we allow him to keep us from being channels through which the blessings of the gospel, as a current of life, shall flow to the world? Let every man now arouse, and work as he has opportunity. Let him speak words in season and out of season, and look to Christ for encouragement and strength in welldoing.” {1SM 195.2}


Ron’s Commentary: Notice the words “THE gospel.” The apostate SDA church is now teaching two different gospels. One says that we can overcome sin this side of glorification, as Ellen White testified. The other says that we cannot possibly overcome sin this side of glorification because sin is so deeply ingrained in our flesh as a result of Original Sin. This latter gospel does despite and denigration to the power of the Holy Spirit and the Divine Nature of Christ, which He has proffered to us, to wit:


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.


We are to accurse any—even an angel who should come to us with another gospel. This is certainly one of God’s lines in the sand—unpardonable sin. It does not say to pray for those who come to us with another gospel. It says let him be accursed. In fact, Paul says it twice:


Gal 1:8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.


Gal 1:9 As we said before, so say I now again, If any [man] preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.


Here is the meaning of accursed. Note the words anathema and a man accursed, devoted to the direst of woes. 


Do you believe that an accursed man, one devoted to the direst of woes; one whom God has pronounced anathema, will be saved? Absolutely not. This is an unpardonable act if committed AFTER BEING PRIVY TO THE TRUTH, as SDA’s have.


Number 331


anathema {an-ath'-em-ah}

Word Origin:

from 394



Part of Speech:

noun neuter

Usage in the KJV:

accursed 4, anathema 1, bind under a great curse 332 1

Total: 6


1.                        a thing set up or laid by in order to be kept

A.                                            specifically, an offering resulting from a vow, which after being consecrated to a god was hung upon the walls or columns of the temple, or put in some other conspicuous place

2.                        a thing devoted to God without hope of being redeemed, and if an animal, to be slain; therefore a person or thing doomed to destruction

        a curse

        a man accursed, devoted to the direst of woes

TDNT - Theological Dictionary of the New Testament
TWOT - Theological Word Book of the Old Testament


Now let’s explore the word anathema and its biblical meaning. As used in 1 Cr. 16:22, it has the very same meaning as accursed in the above sources. So let’s get a dictionary meaning as well.


1Cr 16:22 If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha. Unabridged (v 1.1) - Cite This Source

ac·curs·ed      /əˈkɜrsɪd, əˈkɜrst/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[uh-kur-sid, uh-kurst] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation



under a curse; doomed; ill-fated.



damnable; detestable.

Also, ac·curst      /əˈkɜrst/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[uh-kurst] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation.


[Origin: bef. 1000; ME acursed, OE ācursod, ptp. of ācursian. See a-3, curse]

—Related forms

ac·curs·ed·ly      /əˈkɜrsɪdli/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[uh-kur-sid-lee] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation, adverb

ac·curs·ed·ness, noun Unabridged (v 1.1)
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2006.

American Heritage Dictionary - Cite This Source

ac·curs·ed       (ə-kûr'sĭd, ə-kûrst')  Pronunciation Key 

1.           Abominable; hateful: this accursed mud.

2.           Being under a curse; doomed.

[Middle English
acursed, past participle of acursen, to put a curse on : a-, intensive pref. (from Old English ā-) + Old English cursian, to curse (from curs, curse).]

ac·curs'ed·ly adv., ac·curs'ed·ness n.

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Online Etymology Dictionary - Cite This Source

c.1220, acursede "lying under a curse," pp. of obs. acursen "pronounce a curse upon, excommunicate," from a- intens. prefix + cursein (see curse). The extra -c- is 15c., mistaken Latinism. Weakened sense of "worthy of a curse" is from 1591.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2001 Douglas Harper

WordNet - Cite This Source



under a curse 

WordNet® 2.1, © 2005 Princeton University



As a Member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Who is Coming to You With Another Gospel?


Friend, I would remind you that we are dealing with the greater light here, God’s Holy Word. Galatians 1:8 and 1:9, is not my opinion, it is God’s Word. I have not given my personal interpretation. I have let the Bible interpret itself as to the meaning of accursed.


Now, who exactly is coming to you with another gospel if you are a member of the professing New Movement Seventh-day Adventist church? The answer to this question should be very apparent to any thinking person. Who is condoning the teaching of two diametrically opposed gospels WITHIN, AMONG, the Seventh-day Adventist church? Who could deny that it is the leaders of the General Conference? Is it not they who control what is taught in the church? It is not ONE MAN, or a group of men who are coming with another gospel. The entire General Conference leadership is totally responsible for what is being taught to the constituency of the church. Do you doubt this fact? Then read the following statement by Ellen White, and study the case of Achan in the Bible:


 "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], responsible for the sins existing in individuals among them." Testimonies, vol. 3, p. 269.


Do you know why that statement is pure truth? It is because of the way the SDA church is structured or organized. It is organized under a hierarchical system, whereby each individual church is responsible to the General Conference for what it teaches. It is first responsible to the local conference, and the local conference is responsible to the General Conference. Also, the sacred tithe is controlled by the General Conference.


The above system of organization is not a Congregationalist system whereby each church is responsible for itself ONLY. So the upshot of this revelation is that if we are to accurse EVEN AN ANGEL who should come to us with any other gospel, he should be cursed, and that clearly would not be commensurate with joining or supporting such an one who should come to us with another gospel.


Do you think for an instant that Jesus would tolerate one or more of His disciples teaching another false gospel? Do you think for a particle of an instant that Ellen White, the gift of the Holy Spirit to the church, would condone the teaching of another gospel in contravention to the instruction of Holy Writ? You had better pray on this long and hard friend, because if you end up disagreeing with this revelation, you will be disagreeing with God’s Word, not this writer, and you will be accursed by God for KNOWINGLY supporting the teaching of another gospel by your MEMBERSHIP and/or your financial support of a church that is teaching two different gospels that are poles apart.


The Omega of Apostasy involves all serious apostasy in the church and is not limited to only a teaching of pantheism, which I will proved beyond the particle of a doubt. And what could be more abominable by way of heresy and omega apostasy than the teaching of two opposed gospels?


Who is teaching the opposed gospels. I could name names, and I will, but that is not the issue. This issue is this: Does every pastor or leader in the Seventh-day Adventist church teach that we can overcome all sin this side of glorification? Ask around! Read books from the ABC! God’s Word and Ellen White teach that we can overcome the lusts of the world; that Jesus was not only our substitute but also our example.


The majority of church leaders are teaching that we cannot overcome all sin this side of glorification. Some, such as Pastor’s Dennis Priebe and Larry Kirkpatrick are teaching the true gospel. Most other leaders and pastors teach the false gospel of mainline, fallen Babylon. But Pastor’s Priebe and Kirkpatrick are corporately responsible for the leaders and pastors who are teaching the false gospel.


Friend, let’s reason together a few moments. We were given license in the Word to come together and reason. Consider for a moment the reasons why the Reformers left Catholicism. Consider the reasons why Adventists left the other churches in 1844, long before the harvest of the wheat from the tares. Why did those separations occur IF CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY is not an eternal truth? In other words, were it not for the principle of corporate responsibility, we could have remained in the Catholic church and not be responsible for its errors as long as we personally believed the truth. But by remaining members of that church or its fallen daughter churches, we would be supporting error by our presence if nothing else. The following principle is intrinsically involved with corporate responsibility:


"We should never give sanction to sin by our words, our deeds, our silence or our presence." Desire of Ages, 152.


That is precisely why the Reformers left the Catholic church. That is precisely why Adventist Reformers left the other fallen churches in 1844. Is another gospel sin? Omega of apostasy sin? Anathema sin? Accursed sin? God’s Word says yes! Will SDA leaders accept this revelation of truth? Nay! So what is the only reason Ellen White gave for the coming out of true reformers in every succeeding generation since Christ? Here is the answer:


"Christ was a protestant...The Reformers date back to Christ and the apostles. They came out and separated themselves from a religion of forms and ceremonies. Luther and his followers did not invent the reformed religion. They simply accepted it as presented by Christ and the apostles." E.G. White, Review and Herald, vol. 2, 48, col. 2.


 "The Sanhedrin had rejected Christ's message and was bent upon His death therefore Jesus departed from Jerusalem, from the priests, the temple, the religious leaders, the people who had been instructed in the law, and turned to another class to proclaim His message, and to gather out those who should carry the gospel to all nations.

As the light and life of men was rejected by the ecclesiastical authorities in the days of Christ, so it has been rejected in every succeeding generation. Again and again the history of Christ's withdrawal from Judea has been repeated. When the Reformers preached the word of God, they had no thought of separating themselves from the established church but the religious leaders would not tolerate the light, and those that bore it were forced to seek another class, who were longing for the truth. In our day few of the professed followers of the Reformers are actuated by their spirit. Few are listening for the voice of God, and ready to accept truth in whatever guise it may be presented. Often those who follow in the steps of the Reformers are forced to turn away from the churches they love, in order to declare the plain teaching of the word of God. And many times those who are seeking for light are by the same teaching obliged to leave the church of their fathers, that they may render obedience." E.G. White, Desire of Ages, 232.


Notice the words again:  “…but the religious leaders would not tolerate the light…” That is the reason why the true reformers have separated themselves from churches in every succeeding generation, because the ecclesiastical authorities, the leaders, rejected light and thereby rejected Christ, the source of all light.  And the false gospel abomination is only one of the omega of apostasy gross, strictly forbidden sins that is being violated by the professing Seventh-day Adventist church. And the sleeping virgins say: “Oh, I know there are faults and defects, but we are told that faults and defects will always be in the church and that the church militant is not the church triumphant.” Friend, it there a distinct difference between mere faults and defects, such as we all have, and gross, forbidden, accursed, anathema apostasy?


You might do well to remember that when the Reformers left Roman Catholicism, that was not the church triumphant either! When SDA’s left the fallen churches in 1844, they were not the church triumphant either! They were all church militants—wheat and tare co-ed churches. So why were they left? Because truth was denied by the ecclesiastical leaders. Deny pure truth, and you deny Christ.


"And as they persisted in their rejection of the gospel the apostle (Paul) went into the synagogue, and spake boldly for the space for three months, disputing and persuading the things concerning the kingdom of God. But 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. End comments.


Dangers Continually Increasing  


     The dangers coming upon us are continually increasing. It is high time that we put on the whole armor of God, and work earnestly to keep Satan from gaining any further advantage. Angels of God, that excel in strength, are waiting for us to call them to our aid, that our faith may not be eclipsed by the fierceness of the conflict. Renewed energy is now needed. Vigilant action is called for. Indifference and sloth will result in the loss of personal religion and of heaven.” {1SM 195.3} 


     At this time the Laodicean message is to be given, to arouse a slumbering church. Let the thought of the shortness of time stimulate you to earnest, untiring effort. Remember that Satan has come down with great power, to work with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish. {1SM 196.1}


Ron’s Commentary: One has to seriously ask him/herself: Is a church that has imbibed cold, omega apostasy, any longer merely a “lukewarm” church? Is there any possible excuse in the Word, for teaching another false gospel? Not that I know of friend. Were Rome and her fallen harlot daughters regarded as mere slumbering Laodicea when they were left? No friend, a decided no! And we have considered the reasons why. End comment. 


     “For years our physicians have been trained to think that they must not give expression to sentiments that differ from those of their chief. [REFERENCE IS HERE MADE TO DR. J. H. KELLOGG, FOR MANY YEARS THE MEDICAL SUPERINTENDENT OF THE BATTLE CREEK SANITARIUM.--COMPILERS.] O that they had broken the yoke! O that they had called sin by its right name! Then they would not be regarded in the heavenly courts as men who, though bearing weighty responsibilities, have failed of speaking the truth in reproof of that which has been in disobedience to God's Word.” {1SM 196.2}


     “Physicians, have you been doing the Master's business in listening to fanciful and spiritualistic interpretations of the Scriptures, interpretations which undermine the foundations of our faith, and holding your peace? God says, "Neither will I be with you any more, unless you awake, and vindicate your Redeemer." {1SM 196.3}


Ron’s Commentary: Is listening to a false gospel a fanciful and spiritualistic interpretation of Scripture? Does that false interpretation undermine the foundations of all truth in the Word of God? Is God waiting for the bride to make herself ready with the aid of His Divine Nature Holy Spirit?


Rev 19:7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. End comment. 


    Sophistries That Undermine the Pillars  


     “My message to you is: No longer consent to listen without protest to the perversion of truth. Unmask the pretentious sophistries which, if received, will lead ministers and physicians and medical missionary workers to ignore the truth. Every one is now to stand on his guard. God calls upon men and women to take their stand under the blood-stained banner of Prince Emmanuel. I have been instructed to warn our people; for many are in danger of receiving theories and sophistries that undermine the foundation pillars of the faith.” {1SM 196.4}


Ron’s Commentary: What could be more a perversion of truth than a false gospel that we cannot overcome sin? That undermines the Sanctuary doctrine, a pillar doctrine of the SDA church, because the Sanctuary cannot be cleansed until we put away sin. A false gospel that teaches that we cannot overcome sin by gold tried in the fire, faith that works by love, hinders the preparation of the wife (bride) in making herself ready, and makes it impossible for all who believe that she cannot overcome. There is a direct conflict of interest between the false gospel, the Sanctuary Message, and the bride making herself ready. And if laying aside sin is not the readiness she must achieve with the aid of the Divine Nature Holy Spirit of Christ, then what, pray tell, is it—the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, “only believe,” which God especially hates?! End comment.


     “Sometimes our physicians talk for hours, when they are weary and perplexed, and in no fit condition to talk. Medical missionaries should refuse to hold long night sessions of conversation. These night talks have been times when Satan with his seductive influence has stolen away from one and then another the faith once delivered to the saints. Brilliant, sparkling ideas often flash from a mind that is influenced by the great deceiver. Those who listen and acquiesce will become charmed, as Eve was charmed by the serpent's words. They cannot listen to charming philosophical speculations, and at the same time keep the word of the living God clearly in mind.”{1SM 197.1}


Ron’s Commentary: Both sides accuse one another of being the deceiver. Only God’s clarion Word can be the deciding influence. End comment.


     “Our physicians have lost a great deal out of their lives because they have seen wrong transactions and heard wrong words spoken, and seen wrong principles followed, and have not spoken in reproof, for fear that they would be repulsed. {1SM 197.2}


Ron’s Commentary: We learn real fast how easily our leaders react negatively when we disprove of their abominable practices. Here is what happens no matter how loving the reproof, and this is why so many shy away from saying a peeping word:


“The messengers sent by God to deliver His warnings are hated by those whom they warn. The people charge upon them the calamities which are the result of their own departure from righteousness. Those who thus place themselves in Satan's power do not see things as God sees them. They are blinded by Satan. When God's mirror is held up before them, instead of repenting and turning from sin, they become indignant to think that they should be reproved. They think that an uncalled-for attack is being made upon them, and that the messengers of God are their enemies.”  {RH, October 22, 1901 par. 10}’ E.G. White, Review and Herald, Vol. 4, 345.


2 Chron. xxxvi, 14-16: "Moreover all the chief of the priests, and the people, transgressed very much after all the abominations of the heathen; and polluted the house of the Lord which he had hallowed in Jerusalem. And the Lord God of their fathers sent to them by his messengers, rising up betimes and sending; because he had compassion on his people and on his dwelling-place. But they mocked the messengers of God, and despised his words, and misused his prophets, until the wrath of the Lord arose against this people, till there was no remedy." {RH, June 25, 1861 par. 13}


"As the Elder Brother of our race He (Christ) knows that the messengers whom He sees fit to send are WEAK, ERRING men but to all who give themselves wholly to His service He promises divine aid." E.G. White, Acts of the Apostles, p. 56. 


“There is constant need of earnest, decided messages of warning. God will have men who are true to duty. At the right time He sends His faithful messengers to do a work similar to that of Elijah.”—5 Testimonies, 254.


“Those who have in the fear of God ventured out to faithfully meet error and sin, calling sin by its right name, have discharged a disagreeable duty with much suffering of feelings to themselves; but they get the sympathy of but few and suffer the neglect of many. The sympathizers are on the wrong side, and they carry out the purposes of Satan to defeat the design of God.”  {3T 328.2} 329.


     “Reproofs always hurt human nature. Many are the souls that have been destroyed by the unwise sympathy of their brethren; for, because the brethren sympathized with them, they thought they must indeed have been abused, and that the reprover was all wrong and had a bad spirit. The only hope for sinners in Zion is to fully see and confess their wrongs, and put them away. Those who step in to destroy the edge of sharp reproof that God sends, saying that the reprover was partly wrong and the reproved was not just right, please the enemy. Any way that Satan can devise to make the reproofs of none effect will accomplish his design. Some will lay blame upon the one whom God has sent with a message of warning, saying, He is too severe; and in so doing they become responsible for the soul of the sinner whom God desired to save, and to whom, because He loved him, He sent correction, that he might humble his soul before God and put his sins from him. These false sympathizers will have an account to settle with the Master by-and-by for their work of death.” {3T 329.1}


     “There are many who profess to believe the truth who are blind to their own danger. They cherish iniquity in their hearts and practice it in their lives. Their friends cannot read their hearts, and frequently think that such are all right.” Black Hawk, Colorado, Aug. 12, 1873.


  "There are ever to be found those who will sympathize with those who are wrong. Satan had sympathizers in heaven, and took large numbers of the angels with him. God and Christ and heavenly angels were on one side, and Satan on the other. Notwithstanding the infinite power and majesty of God and Christ, angels became disaffected. The insinuations of Satan took effect, and they really came to believe that the Father and the Son were their enemies and that Satan was their benefactor. Satan has the same power and the same control over minds now, only it has increased a hundredfold by exercise and experience. Men and women today are deceived, blinded by his insinuations and devices, and know it not. By giving place to doubts and unbelief in regard to the work of God, and by cherishing feelings of distrust and cruel jealousies, they are preparing themselves for complete deception. They rise up with bitter feelings against the ones who dare to speak of their errors and reprove their sins." {3T 328.1}


“Never was there greater need of faithful warnings and reproofs, and close, straight dealing, than at this very time. Satan has come down with great power, knowing that his time is short. He is flooding the world with pleasing fables, and the people of God love to have smooth things spoken to them. Sin and iniquity are not abhorred. I was shown that God's people must make more firm, determined efforts to press back the incoming darkness. The close work of the Spirit of God is needed now as never before. Stupidity must be shaken off. We must arouse from the lethargy that will prove our destruction unless we resist it. Satan has a powerful, controlling influence upon minds. Preachers and people are in danger of being found upon the side of the powers of darkness. There is no such thing now as a neutral position. We are all decidedly for the right or decidedly with the wrong. Said Christ: "He that is not with Me is against Me; and he that gathereth not with Me scattereth abroad." {3T 327.3}


“Rebuke sin firmly, and give it no sanction. The refuge of lies for the covering up of sin must be torn away in order that poor deluded souls may not sleep on to their everlasting ruin.”—Testimonies to Ministers, 182.


“God pities men struggling in the blindness of perversity; He seeks to enlighten the darkened understanding by sending reproofs and threatenings designed to cause the most exalted to feel their ignorance and to deplore their errors. He endeavors to help the self-complacent to become dissatisfied with their vain attainments and to seek for spiritual blessing through a close connection with heaven.

“God’s plan is not to send messengers who will please and flatter sinners; He delivers no messages of peace to lull the unsanctified into carnal security. Instead, He lays heavy burdens upon the conscience of the wrongdoer and pierces his soul with sharp arrows of conviction. Ministering angels present to him the fearful judgments of God, to deepen the sense of need and to prompt the agonizing cry, ‘What must I do to be saved?’ Acts 16:30. But the Hand that humbles to the dust, rebukes sin, and puts pride and ambition to shame, is the Hand that lifts up the penitent, stricken one. With deepest sympathy He who permits the chastisement to fall, inquires, "What wilt thou that I shall do unto thee?

“When man has sinned against a holy and merciful God, he can pursue no course so noble as to repent sincerely and confess his errors in tears and bitterness of soul. This God requires of him; He accepts nothing less than a broken heart and a contrite spirit.”—Prophets and Kings, 435-436.


“God has no sympathy with the evildoer. He gives no one liberty to gloss over the sins of His people, nor to cry, ‘Peace, peace,’ when He has declared that there shall be no peace for the wicked.

“Those who stir up rebellion against the servants whom God sends to deliver His messages are rebelling against the word of the Lord.”—4 Testimonies, 185.


“To the end of time, men will arise to create confusion and rebellion among those who claim to be representatives of the true God. Those who prophesy lies will encourage men to look upon sin as a light thing. When the terrible results of their evil deeds are made manifest, they will seek, if possible, to make the one who has faithfully warned them, responsible for their difficulties, even as the Jews charged Jeremiah with their evil fortunes. But as surely as the words of Jehovah through His prophet were vindicated anciently, so surely will the certainty of His messages be established today.”—Prophets and Kings, 442.


“The only definition we find in the Bible for sin is that ‘sin is the transgression of the law’ (1 John 3:4). The Word of God declares, ‘All have sinned, and come short of the glory of God’ (Rom. 3:23). ‘There is none that doeth good, no, not one’ (Rom. 3:12). Many are deceived concerning the condition of their hearts. They do not realize that the natural heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked. They wrap themselves about with their own righteousness, and are satisfied in reaching their own human standard of character; but how fatally they fail when they do not reach the divine standard, and of themselves they cannot meet the requirements of God.


“We may measure ourselves by ourselves, we may compare ourselves among ourselves, we may say we do as well as this one or that one, but the question to which the judgment will call for an answer is, Do we meet the claims of high heaven? Do we reach the divine standard? Are our hearts in harmony with the God of heaven?”—1 Selected Messages, 320-321.



     “I call upon those who have been connected with these binding influences to break the yoke to which they have long submitted, and stand as free men in Christ. Nothing but a determined effort will break the spell that is upon them.” {1SM 197.3}  

The Alpha Now Seen  

     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. {1SM 197.4}


"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.


Ron’s Commentary: Only a messenger of God detected the Alpha of Apostasy. Only a messenger of God will recognize and warn against the full implications involved with the Omega. That is why there is such a dirth of data concerning the omega of apostasy committed by the SDA church. Another reason for the lack of data is that all information associated with the omega implicates and incriminates the leaders, so it would never come from them.


A young ministerial student at CUC, circa 1988, by the name of Ron Nelson, told me that if God has a message for His people it would come from the leaders. He would give it to them! That is not true.  That is like saying that if God has a message for the Catholic church, He would first gift it to the pope! Did it work that way? No, God gave it through reformer messengers. God did not give His message to Israel to and through the apostate leaders. He gave it to messengers, prophets and the leaders hated them. So it is again in our day.


There will be false messengers mixing truth with error, such as error on the very nature of the godhead, and I refer to error according to what has been presented to us by Ellen White. There will be false messengers like the old man in Jerusalem, who decried the abominations of the bloody city, but did not know a proper response to them, and when to leave. Thus died in the debacle he prophesied, The Great Controversy, Chapter 1. End comment.


     “We need to study the words that Christ uttered in the prayer that He offered just before His trial and crucifixion. "These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee: as thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him. And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do. And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was. I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word" (John 17:1-6). {1SM 197.5, 198}


Christians to Manifest Godliness


     The righteousness of God is absolute. This righteousness characterizes all His works, all His laws. As God is, so must His people be. The life of Christ is to be revealed in the lives of His followers. In all His public and private acts, in every word and deed, practical godliness was seen, and this godliness is to be seen in the lives of His disciples.” {1SM 198.1}


Ron’s Commentary: The false gospel in the church teaches that the above admonition is impossible. End comment.


     “Those who heed the light given them will bring the virtues of the character of Christ into the daily life. Christ did no sin, because there was no sin in Him. God has shown me that the lives of believers are to reveal practical righteousness.” {1SM 198.2}


     “Has not God spoken in His Word concerning the solemn events which must shortly take place? As you read these things, do you believe what He says? Or have you, through listening to specious philosophy, given up your faith in God? Can any power avert the punishment that must come upon you unless you humble your hearts before God and confess your sins? How is it, my brethren in the medical missionary work? Does not the living God speak to you from His Word concerning the events that are taking place in fulfillment of that Word? Soon the last great reckoning with man will take place. Have your lives been such that you can then be weighed in the balances of the sanctuary, and not be found wanting? Or has your faith been molded and restricted until it has become unbelief? Has your obedience to men become rebellion against God? "Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves" (2 Cor. 13:5).—Special Testimonies, Series B, No. 2, pp. 12-17. {1SM 198.3, 199}.




                                       Washington, D.C.

                                       August 7, 1904


My Dear Brother:  


     “I am given a message to bear to you and the rest of our physicians who are connected with the Medical Missionary Association. Separate from the influence exerted by the book Living Temple; [A 568-PAGE BOOK ISSUED IN 1903 BY DR. J. H. KELLOGG IN WHICH PANTHEISTIC PHILOSOPHIES WERE PROMULGATED.--COMPILERS.] for it contains specious sentiments. There are in it sentiments that are entirely true, but these are mingled with error. Scriptures are taken out of their connection, and are used to uphold erroneous theories.” {1SM 199.1}


Ron’s Commentary: In the Alpha, the apostasy originated with one man who garnered a few followers. In the omega, the apostasy originated with the GC leaders, and has spread to tens of thousands in the church. But all members are corporately responsible for that unpardonable sin apostasy. Those who remain in the prophesied New Movement we were never to join, 1 SM 204-5, are corporate responsible. End comment.


     “The thought of the errors contained in this book has given me great distress, and the experience that I have passed through in connection with the matter has nearly cost me my life.” {1SM 199.2}


Ron’s Commentary: What would you think of the omega? The Lord, my wife and close friends know that my dealing with the omega has nearly cost me my life on a number of occasions. Satan has tried to eliminate me from the face of the earth. End comment.


     “It will be said that Living Temple has been revised. But the Lord has shown me that the writer has not changed, and that there can be no unity between him and the ministers of the gospel while he continues to cherish his present sentiments. I am bidden to lift my voice in warning to our people, saying, "Be not deceived; God is not mocked" (Gal. 6:7). {1SM 199.3}


Ron’s Commentary: And how can there be any unity with leaders who are permitting the teaching of two opposed gospels to the church and the world? End comment.


     “You have had access to Testimonies for the Church, volumes 7 and 8. In these Testimonies the danger signal is raised. But the light so clear and plain to minds that have not been influenced by deceptive theories, has not been discerned by some. While the misleading theories of this book are entertained by our physicians, there cannot be union between them and the ministers who are bearing the gospel message. There should be no union until there is a change. {1SM 199.4}


Ron’s Commentary: The Holy Spirit instructed us as to when and when not to support the “regular lines,” meaning the organized church:


Regular lines -  “So often the same old difficulties arise and are presented in regard to disturbing the ‘regular lines.’ But God will work in some way to make His people understand that THE REGULAR LINES HAVE BECOME FULL OF IRREGULAR PRACTICES…God alone can make men understand that working on REGULAR LINES has led to IRREGULAR PRACTICES.  God alone can make men’s minds as they should be.  The time has come when we should hear less in favor of the REGULAR LINES.  If we can GET AWAY FROM THE REGULAR LINES into something which, THOUGH IRREGULAR, IS AFTER GOD’S ORDER, it may cut away something of the IRREGULAR WORKING which has led away from Bible principles.”  E.G. White, Manuscript Release, #1450, p. 3, 4, 1901.


“When we see the regular lines are altered and purified and refined, and the God of the heavens mold is upon the regular lines, then it is our business to establish the regular lines.”  E.G. White, Spaulding-Magan Collection, p. 162-168.


“The present showing is sufficient to prove to all who have the true missionary spirit that the regular lines [organization] may prove to be a failure.”  E.G. White, Spaulding-Magan Collection, p. 175.  Written to Brother Daniels, June 28, 1901.


“The regular lines had need to be broken as a potter’s vessel is broken, and reconstructed.” Ms. 29, 1903. pp. 1, 3 (General Manuscript, The Southern Work, undated. End comments.


     “When medical missionaries make their practice and example harmonize with the name they bear, when they feel their need of uniting firmly with the ministers of the gospel, then there can be harmonious action. But we must firmly refuse to be drawn away from the platform of eternal truth, which since 1844 has stood the test.” {1SM 199.5}


Alpha Presented in "Living Temple"


     I am instructed to speak plainly. "Meet it," is the word spoken to me. "Meet it firmly, and without delay." But it is not to be met by our taking our working forces from the field to investigate doctrines and points of difference. We have no such investigation to make. In the book Living Temple there is presented the alpha of deadly heresies. The omega will follow, and will be received by those who are not willing to heed the warning God has given. {1SM 200.1}


Ron’s Commentary: The omega was to be far worse than the Alpha. Indeed, Ellen White said in Special Testimonies, Series B, which was devoted to the Alpha crisis:


Wax stronger "One thing it is certain is soon to be realized, the great apostasy, which is developing and increasing and waxing stronger, and will continue to do so until the Lord shall descend from heaven with a shout. We are to hold fast the first principles of our denominated faith, and go forward from strength to increased faith. Ever we are to keep the faith that has been substantiated by the Holy Spirit of God from the earlier events of our experience until the present time. We need now larger breadth, and deeper, more earnest, unwavering faith in the leadings of the Holy Spirit. If we needed the manifest proof of the Holy Spirit's power to confirm truth in the beginning, after the passing of the time, we need to-day all the evidence in the confirmation of the truth, when souls are departing from the faith and giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils. There must not be any languishing of soul now." (E.G. White, Special Testimonies, Series B, No. 7, p. 57).


Ron’s Commentary: By the words: “ soon to be realized,” Ellen White was speaking of the omega of apostasy in the church. End comment.


     “Our physicians, upon whom important responsibilities rest, should have clear spiritual discernment. They are to stand constantly on guard. Dangers that we do not now discern will soon break upon us, and I greatly desire that they shall not be deceived. I have an intense longing to see them standing free in the Lord. I pray that they may have courage to stand firm for the truth as it is in Jesus, holding fast the beginning of their confidence unto the end.—Special Testimonies, Series B, No. 2, pp. 49, 50. {1SM 200.2}


Exploring the Specifics of the Omega of Apostasy


Some believe that the following statement applied only to the Alpha of Apostasy under John Harvey Kellogg. This is most unfortunate, because Ellen White met that crisis head on and stopped it in its tracks. The Alpha never progressed to the specifications cited in the following statement. But what if all those specifications can be proven today by any True Reformer?


"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 reorganization. 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 [NEW] 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? E.G. White, Selected Messages, Vol. 1, 204, 205.


Ron’s Commentary: The Alpha involving Kellogg was met. It never progressed to fulfillment of the above mentioned specifications. However, the omega has fulfilled all of them. There are books of a new order lauding a false gospel that we cannot overcome sin this side of glorification.


A New Movement—Organization has indeed come about beginning in 1903. Ellen White and the minority committee said that there should not be a president of the General Conference, but rather a committee of 25 men. The committee was organized and exists to this day (in fulfillment of Ezekiel 8:16—25 men worshipping the sun—now Easter Sunrise services held in conjunction with Babylon’s fallen churches), but the church elected a president, Arthur Daniels, in 1903, against the direction of the Holy Spirit gift to the church. The church has changed much since then.


Much centralization has occurred which Ellen White warned against. Indeed, a New Movement is in place. The Celebration aspect is one of the most obvious indications of the New Movement that has “removed God.” The church went to Babylon in search of the Holy Spirit. It found and embraced the spirit of Satan. That spirit has inspired every uncouth thing to come into our Campmeetings. There is loud music, drums and dancing. Here in Alberta, they had some girls dancing Hindu dances. I have a video of loud music and every uncouth thing at an Oregon campmeeting. This is all in fulfillment of Ellen White’s statement:


"The things you have described as taking place in Indiana, the Lord has shown me would take place just before the close of probation. Every uncouth thing will be demonstrated. There will be shouting, with drums, music, and dancing. The senses of rational beings will become so confused that they cannot be trusted to make right decisions. And this is called the moving of the Holy Spirit.


The Holy Spirit never reveals itself in such methods, in such a bedlam of noise. This is an invention of Satan to cover up his ingenious methods for making of none effect the pure, sincere, elevating, ennobling, sanctifying truth for this time. Better never have the worship of God blended with music than to use musical instruments to do the work which last January was represented to me would be brought into our camp meetings. The truth for this time needs nothing of this kind in its work of converting souls. A bedlam of noise shocks the senses and pervert that which if conducted aright might be a blessing. The powers of satanic agencies blend with the din and noise, to have a carnival, and this is termed the Holy Spirits working." Selected Messages, Vol. 2, p. 36.


Yes, Robert S. Folkenberg, a past General Conference President, said we had to wait and see because it might be the working of the Holy Spirit? I knew immediately that we would not find the Holy Spirit in Babylonian entertainment. Why would a General Conference President suppose that we would find the Holy Spirit there?  I will tell you why friend, because sadly the SDA church has become the tail instead of the head and error has replaced truth in great measure, and I refer to unpardonable sin error—omega apostasy.


Our religion has been changed. Around 50% of SDA’s no longer believe in the creation week of 7 literal days. Abortion is practiced. Unlawful marriages are performed. Adulterous pastors are merely moved from one locale to another. Ecumenical fraternity with Babylon has taken place since the early 1960’s. Worldly Accreditation was accepted by our educational facilities so that they now are being forced to teach the curriculum of the world. SDA leaders are holding joint Easter sunrise services with Babylon, when all my life in the church Easter was not observed at all. Ellen White said that the Lord’s Supper (Communion) celebrates His resurrection. In the Index to Ellen White’s writings, copyright 1962, the word Easter is not even entered. Why, because she mentioned Easter only once in the 1888 Great Controversy, which is now extant. I will be quoting her statement in a forthcoming article on Easter observance.


In 1997, Bert B. Beach was sent apparently as a representative of the conference to meet with ten other churches at a World Council of Churches assembly, where they worked out an agreement for all churches around the world to celebrate Easter on specific Sundays.  "The churches need to address the renewal of …the recovery of the meaning of Sunday…" World Council of Churches, Faith and Order, Towards a Common Date for Easter, item 3. Read this internet document:

The 1901 General Conference Session – No change was made

‘The result of the last General Conference has been the greatest, the most terrible sorrow of my life. No change was made. The spirit that should have been brought into the whole work as the result of that meeting was not brought in because men did not receive the testimonies of the Spirit of God. As they went to their several fields of labor, they did not walk in the light that the Lord had flashed upon their pathway, but carried into their work the wrong principles that had been prevailing in the work at Battle Creek” (Letter to Judge Jesse Arthur from Ellen White, Elmshaven, January 15, 1903).

By the 1903 General Conference, the state of affairs was such (because God's plan failed to be implemented) that the centralization of power gave way in the formation of a General Conference with world- wide dominion, despite protest from a minority. Percy T. Magan who was part of this minority stated that the new plan swept away the organizational principles that had been followed in the 1897 and 1901 conferences and introduced principles that opened the way for a papal form of church government.

In 1901, the Spirit of Prophecy was officially accepted and endorsed, but not carried out in practice. This, my friend, will eventually bring about the same results as an open rejection.

The unwillingness to accept the authority of the Spirit of Prophecy affected not only our ministry, conferences and General Conference, it also affected our educational work.

In 1953, A. W. Spalding pointed out to our educators that we were in transgression of the Word of God in five areas: 1) type of motivation prevalent, 2) type of literature studied. 3) type of recreation, 4) lack of nature study and occupation, and 5) lack of proper parent education. In not a single one of these areas have our denominational schools reformed since 1953, rather we have apostatized even worse than then. In 1953 we were not, for example, engaging in competitive sports with the world as our schools are doing today.

Ellen White herself gave Elder Spalding and Dr. Magan permission to publish the selected testimonies that are now called the Spalding- Magan‘ s Collection. It is in these testimonies that explicit instruction is given in regard to tithe and other matters that is entirely contrary to what we have been taught in the professed Seventh- day Adventist Church. In the late 1950's, when after more than thirty years had gone by and these testimonies still had not been published. a man attempted to print these Testimonies and the General Conference threatened a lawsuit.

The unwillingness to accept the authority of the Spirit of Prophecy resulted in a large departing from the counsels of God concerning health reform. This fact has been thoroughly researched and documented by Julius Gilbert White in his books. Are our ministers following this counsel in regard to health reform: “Let not any of our ministers set an evil example in the eating of fleshmeat”? MM 281.

Unwillingness to accept the authority of the Spirit of Prophecy has resulted in theological heresies so subtle that only those led by the Spirit of God and a careful study of the inspired writings detected what was happening.

How bad would it have to get before we would recognize there Is an apostasy?

Item: If we started to hypnotize Seventh- day Adventists in churches, would we then recognize that there was an apostasy?

[The tape of Dr. Bill Loveless is available for those who need evidence that hypnotic techniques are being taught to our pastors to be used on their congregations.]

Item: If we took fellow Adventists to court and put people in jail who were keeping the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus, would anyone recognize an apostasy?

[In 1989 John Marik was put in prison for using the name Seventh- day Adventist in his church in Hawaii, which was not under conference control]

NOTE: “When troubles arise in the church we should not go for help to lawyers not of our faith. God does not desire us to open church difficulties before those who don’t fear Him. He would not have us depend for help on those who do not obey His requirements. Those who trust in such counselors show that they have not faith in God. By their lack of faith the Lord is greatly dishonored. and their course works great injury to . . . .

‘These men cast aside the counsel God has given, and do the very things He has bidden them not to do. They show that they have chosen the world as their judge, and in heaven their names are registered as one with unbelievers. Christ is crucified afresh, and put to open shame. Let these men know that God does not hear their prayers. They insult His holy name, and He will leave them to the buffetings of Satan until they shall see their folly and seek the Lord by confession of their sin” 3SM 299.

Item: If we started playing intercollegiate and inter- city sports with non- Adventist colleges, would anyone recognize an apostasy? [Intercollegiate sports are happening in more than one of our colleges and the Review and Herald has its own team in an inter- city softball league.]

Item: If fiction became required reading in our denominational colleges, which led to the dramatization of a Greek myth that contained false doctrine of the undying soul, would someone credit it to apostasy?

[‘ The Mask Man will be presented at Southern College during an assembly program October. . . . The Mask Man is a solo performance that demonstrates the power and magic of transformation. It will be presented by its producer, Robert Faust. The cast of characters includes a guru, a nerd. a hippie, a nun, a turtle, an android and many more.” From a tabloid shopper that was sent free to every resident of greater Chattanooga, Tennessee.]

Item: If our college young people were encouraged to “do good” on the Sabbath by helping non- SDA neighbors by scraping and painting houses, preparing for the foundations of low- cost homes to be poured. etc., would anyone recognize an apostasy?

[See Insight magazine, August 3, 1991, page 6, “Holy Heresy,” where author Steve Daily reports these and other activities which were performed by 800 students and 50 staff at La Sierra College.]

Item: If the music that has its origin in spiritualism and which is condemned by the Spirit of Prophecy found its place, not only in the homes but also in the churches of professed Seventh- day Adventist people, would someone begin to comprehend something of an apostasy?

[A few years ago we condemned the activities of the Pentecostals as being of the devil— another spirit. We recognized their music as being of the devil, their speaking in unknown gibberish as being of the devil and especially pointed out the fact that any spirit that does not speak according to the law and to the testimony has no light in it (Isaiah 8: 20). Now we are doing the same things, some of our pastors having gone to the Pentecostals and brought the same style of worship into Adventism! Does anyone recognize an apostasy'?] [A church youth group in California was taken to a “Christian” hard- rock concert performed by Petra.] Item: If movie going and worldly entertainment became the “norm” at our high schools and colleges and reviews of these vile movies were published in some of the college newspapers, would anyone dare credit it to an apostasy?

[At Walla Walla College, reviews of the local showing movies are published in the student papers. (For counsel on theatrical performances from the Spirit of Prophecy on this, see 4T, 652- 653 or RH 2- 20- 66.]

Item: If fornication, pre- marital pregnancies and pornography became almost common occurrence m our schools, would someone begin to question the possibility of an apostasy?

Item: If our leaders maintained fellowship with other leaders who were living in sin and persecuting the true and the faithful, if the sinners were retained in the professed church while the true and faithful were disfellowshipped, ostracized. persecuted and forcibly separated from all connection with the General Conference, would anyone recognize there was an apostasy?

[During the first World War, Seventh- day Adventists who would not serve in armed forces on Sabbath or bear arms were not supported by the Seventh- day Adventist leadership. As a result, many went to prison and some were executed. After the war, an appeal was made to the General Conference to correct this error. The appeal was rejected and to our present knowledge the guilt of this blood has not yet been purged by repentance and confession. Yet, none dare call it apostasy.]

[In 1982, theologians met in Lima, Peru, to discuss unity of doctrine regarding baptism, the eucharist and ministry. They unanimously recommended a statement on these three doctrines for the official response of the churches. On the “Faith and Order Paper #11,” they state Adventists as one of the churches who agreed to this recommendation.]

Item: If people who are living in open sin are retained in churches and true and faithful Seventh- day Adventists are stripped of their offices and sometimes disfellowshipped, would anyone recognize an apostasy?

[After approximately 1,400 Hungarians were disfellowshipped for protesting the Church's membership in the Council of Free Churches, there was an attempt to bring them under the control of the very organization that had been persecuting them— or else ruin them. They were told to stop all gatherings, not hold religious meetings, not receive offerings or early on their religious duties. When the true and faithful Seventh- day Adventists are disfellowshipped, if none dare call it apostasy the curse of God will be on us all (See Pilgrims Rest Tract WM- 140, July 1986; also Our Firm Foundalion article by Marshall Grosboll, 11/ 88)]

Item: If Seventh- day Adventist college alumni associations began sponsoring Easter sunrise services at one of our denominational college chapels, would you think someone would acknowledge an apostasy?

[In 1992, Atlantic Union College's Alumni Association invited the alumni to an Easter sunrise service.] Item: When administrators attempt to cover up sin in the ministry or the sins of the wealthy and prominent, instead of calling for repentance, confession and reformation of life, would anyone recognize apostasy?

Item: If ministers who teach the people they can live on in sin until Jesus comes and still be saved are retained, but true and faithful ministers who preach the three angels' messages are fired or dismissed. Does anyone recognize an apostasy? [List: Ken Knutson, Marshall Grosboll, David Bauer] Item: If a hierarchical church government were developed among those who professed to be the remnant church, would someone recognize an apostasy?

[The apostasy was made evident in the 1970's in the Merikay Silver case (The U. S. vs the SDA Church in EEOC vs PPPA). It was clearly proclaimed in this case that the SDA Church is hierarchical. It was also claimed in this case that the General Conference of the church is the only body having authority to alter the structure of the church, either in doctrine or organization! (No church has the authority to modify doctrine — that is a prerogative of Deity alone and to make such a claim is blasphemous.)]

Item: If leaders began to say that Jesus did not come in fallen, human nature, and therefore, was different from you and me in that we cannot hope to overcome sin as He did, would anyone admit to apostasy?

[The Questions on Doctrine apostasy was first pointed out by Elder M. L. Andreasen. He wrote, “We have reached a crisis in this denomination when leaders are attempting to enforce false doctrine and threaten those who object” (Letters to the Churches, #3, by M. L. Andreason, page 8). “A Saviour who has never been tempted, never has had to battle with passions, who has never ‘offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto Him who was able to save Him from death, 'who though he were a son' never learned obedience by the things he suffered, but was ‘exempt' from the very things that a true Saviour must experience: such a Saviour is what this NEW THEOLOGY as given in Questions on Doctrine offers us. It is not the kind of Saviour I need, or the World.” Ibid. 7.]

Item: If a majority of Seventh- day Adventist pastors and teachers began to teach that we can be saved in sin, which is to teach a different gospel than has been historically taught in the Seventh- day Adventist Church, would anyone begin to realize an apostasy? [A main tactic for thousands of years by a church that is in apostasy is to attempt to keep the truth from being examined by the people. The leaders in Adventism have repeatedly done this: “Included in such discussions have been related theological concepts such as the nature of Christ, the nature of man, the nature of sin, perfection and the question as to whether it is possible for a Christian to live a sinless life.... We are requesting that we refrain from involving ourselves in public presentations [about these matters].

Adventist Review, May24, 1979, “Open Letter to the Church,” by Neal C. Wilson.] Item: If an SDA minister who has preached the historic Adventist message for approximately fifty years, has pastored some of our largest churches and taught theology in Adventist colleges and seminaries and never been shown to be preaching heresies denied credentials without due process and is not even allowed a hearing~ would anyone recognize an apostasy? This, friend, is a very basic transgression of God's law. But, none dare call it apostasy! Laodicea does not want to hear about this apostasy. Either it is denied or others say, “Yes we know there is apostasy in the church, but why do you want to talk about it all the time?” Friend, as long as God has a church that is in apostasy, He will send messengers to it (Isaiah 58: 1). These messengers must warn, rebuke and plead with God’s professed people to repent, confess and reform or the curse of God will be upon them. “The curse causeless shall not come” Proverbs 26: 2.

Part one: Dr. John J. Grosboll
Part two: Dr. Ralph Larson