Two Different SDA Churches

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In the following quotation, see how plain the Lord portrays the two parties spoken of in Rev. 12:17 . The seed of the woman- the Laodicean Church, Adventists--and the remnant of them that have left them.

"God has given me this message to bear to those who are out of line: 'Associate yourselves, O ye people, and ye shall be broken in pieces; and give ear, all ye of far countries: gird yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces; gird yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces. Take counsel together, and it shall come to naught; speak the word, and it shall not stand: for God is with us. For the Lord spake thus to me with a strong hand, and instructed me that I should not walk in the way of this people, saying, Say ye not, A confederacy, to all them to whom this people shall say, A confederacy; neither fear ye their fear, nor be afraid.'
In these last days, there are arising strange fallacies and man-made theories which God declares shall be broken in pieces...Men occupying high positions of trust have revealed this unlawful desire for gain; they have practiced extortion and robbery [eg. Davenport affair], and have gratified the evil passions of their hearts, until our cities [and churches] are corrupted through their wickedness....
In this representation of the prophet [Isaiah 8:9-12 quoted above] we see that Satan is at work not only with worldlings, who have not the fear and love of God before them, but also with those who profess faith in Christ. Here are plainly represented two distinct parties, formed from a company that was once united [one united as Philadelphia--then comprised of Omega New Movement Apostates--Selected Messages, vol. 1, 204-205]. E.G. White, Review and Herald, July 18, 1907, pr. 2.

God has given the above warning to the SDA Church. The two distinct parties formed from one that was once united. The "once united" party was Adventism in its Philadelphia era, circa 1844-1852. The Philadelphia was formed into two parties: the Adventist Laodicean Church--later turned cold omega apostate, and the faithful escaped (separated) Remnant. Every professing SDA will belong to one of these parties , and you have to get out of the Church to belong to the Remnant. The Remnant will not organize another church, because the final church is taken to the wilderness by God, and is never formally organized:

"And I will bring you out from the people, and will gather you out of the countries wherein ye are scattered, with a mighty hand, and with a stretched out arm, and with fury poured out. And I will bring you into the wilderness of the people, and there will I plead with you face to face. Like as I pleaded with your fathers in the wilderness of the land of Egypt, so will I plead with you, saith the Lord God. And I will cause you to pas under the rod [God's law], and I will bring you into the bond of the covenant [the law]. And I will purge out from among you the rebels [apostates, open sinners], and them that transgress against me: I will bring them forth out of the country where they sojourn, and they shall not enter into the land of Israel: and ye shall know that I am the Lord...I will accept you with your sweet savour, when I bring you out from the people, and gather you out of the countries wherein ye have been scattered; and I will be sanctified in you before the heathen." Ezekiel 20:34-35, 41.

"I saw that God has Honest children among the nominal Adventists and the fallen churches, and BEFORE the plagues shall be poured out, ministers and people will be called OUT from these churches and will gladly received the truth. Satan knows this; and before the Loud Cry of the Third Angel is given, he raises an excitement in these religious bodies, that those who have rejected the Truth may THINK that God is with them. ....But the light will shine , and all who are honest will LEAVE the fallen churches , and take there stand with the "REMNANT!" EW 261 "ARE WE HOPING TO SEE THE WHOLE CHURCH REVIVED? THAT TIME WILL NEVER COME." E.G. White, Review and Herald, March 23, 1887.

"I saw the nominal church and nominal Adventists, like Judas, would betray us to the Catholics to obtain their influence to come against the truth. The saints then will be an obscure people, little known to the Catholics; but the churches and nominal Adventists who know of our faith and customs (for they hated us on account of the Sabbath, for they could not refute it) will betray the saints and report them to the Catholics as those who disregard the institutions of the people; that is, that they keep the Sabbath and disregard Sunday." E.G. White, Spalding--Magan Unpublished Testimonies, p. 1.

The above statement presents an extremely important reason for leaving the precincts of the New Movement SDA Church before the National Sunday Law, for by leaving, the saints become "an obscure people, little known to the Catholics..." and "...the nominal Adventists..." who would betray them. This would also include Jesuit infiltrators of the SDA Church! Remember, Jesus Himself was "gathering out" of the apostate Jewish church, those who would take the gospel to the world, from at least AD 27, 40 years before the surrounding of Jerusalem by the Roman legions, in AD 66, and three and one-half years before the destruction of Jerusalem in AD 70, which Ellen White parallels with the time of the National Sunday Law, as follows:

"As the siege of Jerusalem by the Roman armies (in the autumn of AD 66, SDA Bible Commentary, vol. 5, p. 74) was the signal for flight to the Judean Christians, so the assumption of power on the part of our nation in the decree enforcing the papal sabbath will be a warning to us. It will then be time to leave the large cities, preparatory to leaving the smaller ones for retired homes in secluded places among the mountains." E.G. White, Testimonies, vol. 5, 464-5.

Many SDAs believe that they should not leave the apostate SDA church until the National Sunday Law ensues, but that is not according to Jesus' example. He left and "gathered out" of the apostate Jewish church (Desire of Ages 232), 40 years before the parallel to the National Sunday Law, and 43 years before the Temple and Jerusalem were destroyed by the Romans.

It is interesting to note that one of Early Writings, ( p. 299), definitions of "nominal Adventists" is: "...those who reject present truth."
It is also interesting to note that on at least one SDA Internet chat group, the moderator and the members of the group are more kind and tolerant of a past SDA who has apostatized to the Catholic Church, than they are to SDA reformers! A warning to the wise: BEWARE! We have been instructed that we should become OBSCURE to Catholics and nominal Adventists. A word to the wise will be sufficient.

Ron Beaulieu