World Events and Thinking Men and Women

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Thinking men and women of all classes are interested in the world events taking place around us. But it is interesting to note how many professing Seventh-day Adventists don’t seem to fall into that category and think that world events are far removed from Biblical themes. That will be the case of the foolish virgins. It truly seems that there are more Babylonians, in general, who are more acutely interested in and informed about world events than are Seventh-day Adventists. And that goes for SDA leaders versus what they regard as “Babylonian” leaders as well.

“The present is a time of overwhelming interest to all living. Rulers and statesmen, men who occupy positions of trust and authority, thinking men and women of all classes, have their attention fixed upon the events taking place about us. They are watching the strained, restless relations that exist among the nations. They observe the intensity that is taking possession of every earthly element, and they recognize that something great and decisive is about to take place—that the world is on the verge of a stupendous crisis.” {Ed 179.5}


“Quite naturally, those expecting the near advent of Christ, being students of prophecy, kept a close eye on world events. This was particularly so through 1848 as troubles involving many nations suddenly broke out in Europe. The sweeping, prophetic review given by Jesus on the Mount of Olives, recorded in Matthew 24, Mark 13, and Luke 21, led to an interpretation of the troubles in Europe as an immediate precursor of the Second Advent. The words recorded in Matthew 24:29, 30, with reference to the shaking of the powers in heaven, seemed coercive:” {1BIO 153.2}


I noticed the following email to a man named Vilis on an Adventist chat group who posts a lot of material on important world events. The post to Vilis is a pitiful display of ignorance because most of the items Vilis posts are related to prophecy and Revelation 17! A number of folk on the forum in mention, complained that they wanted to deal only in the gospel. They don’t begin to understand the length, depth and breadth of the gospel. And when Vilis stopped posting for a few days, the complainers posted nothing on the gospel whatsoever. I have seen this happen on other SDA forums as well. Because dim witted foolish virgins cannot discern the relationships they should be aware of, they protest that which constitutes important way marks harboring the end of all things.


The Everlasting Gospel of the three angel’s messages comprehends far more than most are cognizant of.





The point is not that what you do is worthless.  The point is that there are some here who are uncomfortable with much of what is in or behind SOME OF your postings.


There are also people here who are supportive.


If you therefore set up your own forum and invite all those who are interested, you will get them to join up and then you will not get a single word of criticism.  I see that as a win-win situation.  Even I see things that from time to time interest me but I am loath to post them here.  I long to get back to the days when we vigorously study prophecy, like in the days we were into Revelation 17.  I miss that.


So, with a click of a mouse and a few types, you have that forum.  There is no need at all for it to be adventism prophecy.


Mark 13:37 And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.



"The peculiar work of the third angel has not been seen in its importance. God meant that His people should be far in advance of the position which they occupy today. But now, when the time has come for them to spring into action, they have the preparation to make. When the National Reformers [the title of the ecumenical movement before it became the Federal Council of Churches in 1908, and then the World Council of Churches, in 1948] began to urge measures to restrict religious liberty, our leading men should have been alive to the situation and should have labored earnestly to counteract these efforts. It is not in the order of God that light has been kept from our people--the very present truth which they needed for this time. Not all our ministers who are giving the third angel's message really understand what constitutes that message. The National Reform [Ecumenical] movement has been regarded by some as of so little importance that they have not thought it necessary to give much attention to it and have even felt that in so doing they would be giving time to questions distinct from the third angel's message [the Everlasting Gospel of Revelation 14]. May the Lord forgive our brethren for thus interpreting the very message for this time." E.G. White, Testimonies, Vol. 5, 714, 715.


The Sunday movement is now making its way in darkness. The leaders are concealing the true issue, and many who unite in the movement do not themselves see whither the undercurrent is tending. . . .They are working in blindness. They do not see that if a Protestant government sacrifices the principles that have made them a free, independent nation, and through legislation brings into the Constitution principles that will propagate papal falsehood and papal delusion, they are plunging into the Roman horrors of the Dark Ages.--RH Extra, Dec. 11, 1888.  {LDE 125.3}