Matthew 21:15 "And
when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things that he
did, and the children crying in the Temple, and saying, Hosanna to
the son of David; they were sore
said unto him, Hearest thou what these say ? And Jesus saith unto
them, Yea; have ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes and
sucklings thou hast perfected praise ?"
Wednesday, July 29, 2009, I attended the BC Camp
Meeting especially to listen to the messages of two children from the
Philippino SDA Church in Vancouver. The little girl spoke
at the 11 AM meeting and the boy at the evening meeting.
As I made my way to the Auditorium from my daughters
camp site, the "rock music" was pounding down upon us from
the youth hill ! It could still be heard from the main
auditorium, but I sat inside and it wasn't so noticeable. The
child spoke with great enthusiasm and hardly ever referred to her
notes. The message was illustrated with pictures projected on
the large screens on each side of the stage. She was almost eleven
years of age.
What a good message it was from the Word of God about faith
and obedience; repentance and being ready for Christ to
come. The Philippino Church has been training some of their
children to speak at evangelistic meetings and God is blessing their
efforts. I was very blessed by the witness of this little
After lunch I returned to the Auditorium and sat at a
picnic table which was outside, but just along the walk leading
to the back door where the speakers enter and leave. I wanted to
speak with one of them about the "double standard" they
were presenting to the people with the "rock music"
pounding from the youth hill and in the auditorium a little child
presenting a pure
message from the Word of God.
Talk about "Babylonian confusion" !
As I was waiting for a church "leader" to
appear from that back door and come my way, I noticed a group of
about six teens seated at the table just behind me and a little to
the left. I approached them and said, " I do not mean to
impose on you, but if you don't mind, I would like to ask you a
question". They were willing and so I said, "What do
you think of the "rock music" that is being played at camp
meeting ?" A girl spoke up and said, "Well, if it is
Christian rock it is ok but if it secular rock it is not
good". To this they all agreed. They have been led to
believe there is such a thing as "Christian rock".
There is no difference in the instruments and the beat, only a
difference in the Lyrics !
I then said, "You all know what the Spirit of Prophecy is in the
books by Sister
White." They said yes, they knew about
them. I said, "Did you know the Spirit of God said that "loud music drums and dancing" would come
in to Adventist
meetings just before the return of Jesus and that is
was the "spirits
of devils" ?
" None of them knew that God's Seventh Day Adventist Church has been warned of this very
attack of Satan upon His Church ! And in spite
of this warning, the "leaders" go
right on with this evil as though God's Word doesn't even
Some of these, "leaders" were
my class mates at Canadian Union College back in the
70's as we pursued our Bachelor of Theology Degree. I have
been waiting for some of them to protest these abominations, but, only silence and "vanity fair" continues to be the program in most Adventist churches and at our Camp Meetings ! They are
afraid to be, "cast
out of the synagogue" !
Finally, my waiting paid off, The BC Conference President, Br. Gordon Pipher came out the
back door and started to walk by. "Excuse me sir", I
said, "could I ask you a question" ? He stopped,
asked me my name and then I said, "I came here today to listen
to the children speak, and the little girl did such a fine job.
He responded that he thought so too and was blessed by her message.
"But", I said, "While she is presenting a Bible based message
the devil drums are beating on the youth hill" !
He responded with, "Well, some look on it that way" !
I asked, "Do you believe Ellen White was
inspired by The Spirit of God' ?
"Well" and he hesitated, " Yes, I would say she was
inspired". ( Why did he hesitate ?) I said, "In Selected
Messages she says that "loud music,
drums and dancing"
would come into our churches and into our camp meetings just before
the close of probation and that it was the spirit of
devils." He said, "Ellen White hasn't
heard the music we have at our camp meeting".
Now let me ask you, is there a difference in the rock music of the
world and the rock
music at camp meeting ? Not one bit, except for
the words that are shouted or slurred in the process ! And it
is the same with this so called, "rap"
! It is the control of evil spirits over the
bodies and minds of those who participate in this terrible deception !
Here is the
warning of God's Spirit >
"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
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 perverts 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
Spirit's working." Selected Messages Bk 2 page 36
A Grade One student can
understand that, if gently explained to them. Why is it
that the "leaders" don't
understand. Surely if they really believed that The Testimonies of Jesus were inspired
by the Spirit of
God they would never allow this to go on for one moment
longer ! Any "true blue" SDA will answer
without hesitation, "Yes, The Testimonies of Jesus are
positively inspired by The Holy Spirit, no
question" ! Why did Br. Pipher hesitate ?
by stating that I was "just one man" and many do not agree
with my assessment. Well, true, "many" do not agree, but Praise God, there are "many" SDA's who do agree, and
"many" of them are SDA Youth ! You will find them @ www.gycweb.org
Make sure and
read their "mission" statement and their response to the GC Youth Department when questioned as to their reason for working outside
the perimeters of the GC's control !
I returned to the auditorium to hear the boy speak at
8 PM. He was doing real well and I was trying to follow his
message but, tragically, the "rock music" was thundering
down upon us from the youth hill and from the young adult tent in the
field to the right.
I listened for about five minutes then said to my
friend on the right, "Some one needs to turn off those
drums" ! I waited another couple of minutes then said to
the friend on my left, " This is too much for me, I'm out of
here, I can not hear everything the boy is saying because of those
drums". I stopped at the back of the auditorium hoping to
run in to another "leader" but no one came. My Friend
who was seated to my left came round the other side of the building
with the same idea. No "leader" showed up but we
conversed for several minutes and then I went to my truck and drove
Look at the history of Ancient Israel, when the
"leader" was a righteous man they prospered and many turned
back to the Lord even though the "majority" always remained
in apostasy. When the "leader" was wicked God withdrew
His protection and they were overrun by the heathen nations ! Where
are the "righteous leaders" today ! If the
"leaders" were truly "Godly " men as I so often
hear people say, rock music, clowns, mimers and any other such
"gimmick" of Satan would immediately be banned from our
churches and camp meetings !
Why do people so desperately cling to the "leaders" ? We
need to be able to stand on The Word of God and if
Alone ! Why do they not study the Word of God and heed
the instruction given therein. ? What saith The Lord :
"Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, In whom
there is no help."
They have been taught to believe that no matter how corrupt the leaders become,the
G.C. Is still,
Church" ! Is that true ? Do we need a
or "ruler" to
have salvation in Jesus Christ ? We only need
a loving relationship with Jesus Christ we do not
need any man to instruct us ! Through absolute
faith in the saving power of Jesus Christ and strict obedience to His Holy Word, we need
not any man to "mentor" us
! Nor do we need a "spiritual director" to
teach us Roman
Catholic Mysticism as is now
being promoted by the "leaders" of
of God declares:
"It was not the hand of the
priest that rent from top to bottom the gorgeous veil that divided
the holy from the most holy place. It was the Hand of God. When Christ cried out,
"It is finished," the Holy Watcher that
was an unseen guest at Belshazzar's feast pronounced the Jewish
nation to be a nation unchurched. The same
hand that traced on the wall the characters that recorded
Belshazzar's doom and the end of the Babylonian kingdom, rent the
veil of the temple from top to bottom, opening a new and living way
for All, high and
low, rich and poor, Jew and Gentile. From henceforth people might
come to God without
priest or ruler" (MS 101,
Paul said, "follow me only as I follow Christ" !
In His Love,
Rich & Joyce