666 Identified - Satan is very tricky - It's not ONLY who you may have THOUGHT it was!

"The remnant that purify their souls by obeying the truth gather strength from the trying process, exhibiting the beauty of holiness amid the surrounding apostasy." Selected Messages Book 2, p. 380.3

Dear Brethren
God be with you 
 
2Th 2:3  Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
 

Isaiah 28:9-10, "Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts. For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little:"


 Revelation 1:3, "Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand."


 Acts 20:29-30, "For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.  Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them."


 Romans 1:32, "Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them."


 Isaiah 30:9-10, "That this is a rebellious peoplelying children, children that will not hear the law of the LORD: Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits:"


 Romans 1:25, "Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen."


 As the Jews departed from God, and failed to make the righteousness of Christ their own by faith, the Sabbath lost its significance to them. Satan was seeking to exalt himself and to draw men away from Christ, and he worked to pervert the Sabbath, because it is the sign of the power of Christ.” –Desire of Ages page 283

 
The International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State

Pope Benedict to seek immunity and protection from Italian President Giorgio Napolitano on February 23, 2013 

2 Thessalonians 2:1-9

New International Version (NIV)

The Man of Lawlessness

2 "Concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered to him, we ask you, brothers and sisters, not to become easily unsettled or alarmed by the teaching allegedly from us—whether by a prophecy or by word of mouth or by letter—asserting that the day of the Lord has already come. Don’t let anyone deceive you in any way, for that day will not come (Jesus 2nd coming in the clouds) until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness[a] is revealed, the man doomed to destruction. He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God’s temple, proclaiming himself to be God.

Don’t you remember that when I was with you I used to tell you these things? And now you know what is holding him back, so that he may be revealed at the proper time. For the secret power of lawlessness is already at work; but the one who now holds it back will continue to do so till he is taken out of the way. And then the lawless one will be revealed,whom the Lord Jesus will overthrow with the breath of his mouth and destroy by the splendor of his coming. The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with how Satan works. He will use all sorts of displays of power through signs and wonders that serve the lie."

The Bible says that in the last days there will be a falling away from the true faith to doctrines of demons. The book of the Revelation of Jesus Christ tells us that in the end time a woman (woman=in this instance is represented by a false church who once had the truth that has apostatized=accepted=riding on the coat-tails of baptized paganism=Renounced a true religious belief or principle.) riding (copying) a Beast will appear. The woman on the Beast in Revelation whose gods are of Mystery Babylon Rev 17:5 - adopted from the Papacy. The Beast according to Daniel and Revelation will come out of the area of the revived Roman empire. It will be the last Gentile world empire (Gentile same as Capernaum aka Seventh-day Adventist see E.G.W., RH, vol. 3, p. 69, col. 3. before the return of Christ. The woman on the Beast is described as a harlot, she is the world religious system led from Rome. She is identified as a harlot because she retains the name of God but has been infiltrated by pagan Babylonian doctrines of demons. She rides on the back of the last Gentile world empire but the Beast will hate her and in the end will devour her.

 "There are many precious truths contained in the Word of God, but it is 'PRESENT TRUTH' that the flock needs now." Early Writings, p 63.

Revelation 13

King James Version (KJV)

13 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast (Papacy) rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.

And the beast (Papacy) which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon (Satan) gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.

And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast (Papacy).

And they worshipped the dragon (Satan) which gave power unto the beast Papacy=baptized paganism): and they worshipped the beast (Papacy doctrines adopted by all churches), saying, Who is like unto the beast (Papacy)? who is able to make war with him?

And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.

And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.

And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.

And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

If any man have an ear, let him hear.

10 He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.

Revelation 17:10 "And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space." 2005-2013 (8 years) is a "short space" to reign for Pope Benedict XVI aka Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger. 

The Pope resigned because of an arrest warrant out on him, Queen Elizabeth and 30 others involved in international humanitarian crimes - for covering the crimes up instead of bringing the perpetrators to justice. Pope Benedict to seek immunity and protection from Italian President Giorgio Napolitano on February 23, 2013

Thursday, March 14, 2013 2:50 PM
Subject: Pope Francis I is Petrus Romanus just as Irish Cardinal Malachy predicted centuries ago! He changed his name but his original name was Francesco di Pietro (Peter, Petrus) di Bernardone.

His parents were  from Italy (Romanus) who  migrated to Argentina.  Thus,  Petrus Romanus, the  last Pope of  the Roman Catholic  church before Messiah Yehoshua of  Nazareth returns!  Jorge Mario Bergoglio is a name he  took  later but was not his birth name.  Nostradamus  said this Pope would make a promise to  an  enemy and  the enemy would then  turn on that promise  to cause a great plague.  The  plague will  hit Rome by a rocket  from an underwater  iron ship (submarine) from Put (Libya).  The  covenant with  death  Daniel in Scriptures spoke of is probably the treaty that is broken by an  enemy, most likely  Islamics.

Friday, March 15, 2013

International Arrest Warrant issued against Pope Francis I, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, for Crimes against Humanity and Child Trafficking


International Arrest Warrant issued against Pope Francis I, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, for Crimes against Humanity and Child Trafficking

Posted on March 15, 2013 by Jean by 
Posted on March 15, 2013 by itccs

Italians and others are empowered to apprehend the new Pontiff

Brussels:
The same Common Law Court that tried and sentenced his predecessor and other church and state officials has today issued an Arrest Warrant against the first Jesuit Pope in history, Jorge Mario Bergoglio.
A signed and sealed copy of the Warrant is attached, and the text follows.
The Argentinian prelate assumed criminal liability and became subject to immediate arrest by occupying the Papal seat in the wake of the conviction of the Vatican as a criminal organization on February 25, 2013.
Bergoglio’s role in the death of Argentinian citizens during that country’s “Dirty War” and in the trafficking of the children of political prisoners also compelled the International Common Law Court of Justice to issue the Warrant today, which is one year in duration.
Italian and Argentinian citizens, and any man or woman, are authorized by the Warrant to be involved in Bergoglio’s public detaining.
“The Pope is the head of a predatory power that is waging an undeclared, centuries-old war against the entire non-Catholic world” commented ITCCS Field Secretary Kevin Annett today in Vancouver, where he delivered a copy of the Arrest Warrant to the Catholic Archdiocese office.
“Since we and our children are being assaulted by a corporation that is a law unto itself, we have the right to defend ourselves and detain or stop altogether those responsible, as in any war”.
A Public Proclamation is being read out in twenty eight countries this week by ITCCS members, publicly banning those church and state officials who cannot be immediately arrested under these Warrants.
Citizens are encouraged to download and use the attached Warrant.
Issued by ITCCS Central Office
15 March, 2013
Brussels

2 Thes 2:3
 "Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;"

Lamb Like Beast

11 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. 

("The image to the beast represents ANOTHER religious body clothed with similar powers." The Story of Redemption, p. 381.2The Spirit of Prophecy Volume 4, p. 277.2Maybe we need to look less at the Pope and more at ourselves and apostate Protestantism.

"Let not the days pass by and precious opportunities be lost of seeking the Lord with all the heart and mind and soul. If we accept not the truth in the love of it, we may be among the number who will see the miracles wrought by Satan in these last days, and believe them.—Letter 136, April 27, 1906, to Brethren Butler, Daniells, and Irwin. (Ellen White, 1906, This Day with God, page 126)

There is only one church that has received
 
"light from heaven" since 1844 and has now rejected that light ! 
"Men of faith and prayer will be constrained to go
 
forth with holy zeal, declaring the words whichGod
 
gives them. The sins of Babylon will be laid open.
 
The fearful results of enforcing the observances of the church by civil authority,
the inroads of Spiritualism, the stealthy but rapid progress
 
of the papal power,
 
 
--all will be unmasked. 
 
By these solemn warnings the people will be stirred.
 
Thousands upon thousands will listen who have
 
never heard words like these. In amazement they
 
hear the testimony that Babylon is the church,fallen
 
because of her errors and sins, because of her
 
rejection of the truth sent to her from heaven."
 
The Great Controversy, PP. 606, 607. (1888)  {Ev 43.4} 
 
 
Another statement brings in an extra item of
 
the latter rain    message not mentioned in the above
statement and "It is the time of the Latter Rain"now !
 
      
 
"The message of the fall of Babylon, as given by the second angel, is repeated, with the additional
 mention of the corruption's which have been entering the churches  since 1844. The work of this angel comes in at the right time to join in the last great work of the third angel's message as it swells to loud cry."
 
Spiritual Gifts Vol. 1, p. 277

"I saw angels hurrying to and fro in heaven, descending to the earth, and again ascending to heaven, preparing for the fulfillment of some important event. Then I saw another mighty angel commissioned to descend to the earth, to unite his voice with the third angel, and give power and force to his message. Great power and glory were imparted to the angel, and as he descended, the earth was lightened with his glory. The light which attended this angel penetrated everywhere, as he cried mightily, with a strong voice, “Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.”Revelation 18:2.

The message of the fall of Babylon, as given by the second angel, is repeated, with the additional mention of the corruptions which have been entering the churches since 1844. The work of this angel comes in at the right time to join in the last great work of the third angel’s message as it swells to a loud cry. And the people of God are thus prepared to stand in the hour of temptation, which they are soon to meet. I saw a great light resting upon them, and they united to fearlessly proclaim the third angel’s message.

Angels were sent to aid the mighty angel from heaven, and I heard voices which seemed to sound everywhere, “Come out of her, My people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.” Revelation 18:4, 5This message seemed to be an addition to the third message, joining it as the midnight cry joined the second angel’s message in 1844. The glory of God rested upon the patient, waiting saints, and they fearlessly gave the last solemn warning, proclaiming the fall of Babylon and calling upon God’s people to come out of her, that they might escape her fearful doom." Early Writings, p. 277.1 The Faith I Live By, p. 335.4The Story of Redemption, p. 399.2

 
  
 
Question ?  Who is Babylon mentioned in this statement ?
 
           
 
"In amazement they hear the testimony that
 
Babylon is the churchfallen because of  
 
her errors and sins, because of her rejection of
 
the truth sent to her from heaven."
"And to take the place of the word of God he [Satan] holds our spiritual manifestations. Here is a channel wholly under his control; by this means he can make the world believe what he will. "Great Controversy, p. 557

Does Sister White say the GC SDA can become Babylon?  

"If the church of God becomes lukewarm [LAODICEAN], it does not stand in favour with God any more than do the churches that are represented as having fallen and become the habitation of devils and the hold of every foul spirit and the cage of every unclean and hateful bird." Letter 35, 1898, p. 6-7

“Today we hesitate to claim we’re the remnant; but as for Laodicea [lukewarm] , that’s us! Us alone!...No other Christian group vies with us for the dubious privilege of being identified with it....claiming exclusive rights to Laodicea is not politically incorrect. So, unchallenged, we've become anchored in the view that Seventh-day Adventists are the sole group envisioned in the apocalyptic concept of that term.” Adventist Review, August 28, 2008, p 5.

"...in the case with the [SDA] Laodicean Church, as a church, is different, the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. The last church will not be spewed out; it will not be rejected; it will go through triumphantly." Review, November 9, 1939.  

How bold to disregard God's warnings!!!

http://sdrministries.org/sda/destruction.html
Revelation 3:16 "So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth."

Why Christ spews the lukewarm Laodicean out of His mouth

"To those who are indifferent at this time Christ's warning is: 'Because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spew thee out of My mouth.' Revelation 3:16. The figure of spewing out of His mouth means that He cannot offer up your prayers or your expressions of love to God. he cannot endorse your teaching of His word or your spiritual work in anywise. He cannot present your religious exercises with the request that grace be given you." 6 Testimonies, p. 408

"As soon as the views of these people were crossed, they manifested a stubborn, self-righteous spirit that rejected all instruction. Though professing great humility, they were boastful in their sophistry of sanctification, and resisted all appeals to reason. We felt that all our efforts to convince them of their error were useless, as they took the position that they were not learners but teachers.” (LS88 p. 209)

"The state of the Church represented by the foolish virgins, is also spoken of as the Laodicean state." E.G. White, Review and Herald, 8/19/1890.

 

We know that the foolish virgins are not saved. The SDA church is proud that it is Laodicean and believes that it, as the last and seventh church will go through to the kingdom. This is indeed a cherished error.

 

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

 

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

 

“From the beginning, faithful souls have constituted the church on earth.  In every age the Lord has had His watchmen, who have borne a faithful testimony to the generation in which they lived.  These sentinels gave the message of warning; and when they were called to lay off their armor, others took up the work.  God brought these witnesses into covenant relation with Himself, uniting the church on earth with the church in heaven.  He has sent forth His angels to minister to His church, and the gates of hell have not been able to prevail against His people.”  E.G. White, The Acts of the Apostles, p. 12. 

 

The SDA church has progressed from a lukewarm Laodicean state to a cold, apostate stance by forming a new movement that has removed God (E.G. White, Selected Messages, Bk. 1, 204-5). Ellen White says in the same reference that “nothing would be allowed to stand in the way of the new movement.” She says in another reference that the omega of apostasy would surely develop and wax stronger until Jesus comes. Thus, the professing SDA church has committed unpardonable sin and will continue in its cold apostate state.

 

No greater delusion can deceive the human mind than that which 

leads men to indulge a self-confident spirit, to believe that they 

are right and in the light, when they are drawing away from 

God's people, and their cherished light is darkness.

Testimony Treasures Volume 1, p. 109\

The gift of God is eternal life on condition of entire obedience." Review and Herald, July 31, 1900.

"God would in no wise excuse sin in a people who had been enlightened, even if He had, in their days of faithfulness and purity, loved them, and given them especial promises. These promises and blessings were always upon condition of obedience upon their part." Spirit of Prophecy, vol 2, p 54.

God had gone even further, clearly stating that the SDA church was in no condition to have His promises fulfilled to them in their state of rejecting light!

"Those who claim to have the light of truth have not met the conditions on which the fulfillment of the promises is suspended, neither have they been worthy of the grace of Christ. The character and service of the church are required to be according to the talents received. Her faith and obedience should be equal to the amount which a faithful improvement of her light and opportunities would have gained for her in moral and spiritual elevation.

"We are in danger of becoming a sister to fallen Babylon, of allowing our churches to become corrupted, and filled with every foul spirit, and cage of every unclean and hateful bird." Letter 51, 9/6/1886

"The world must not be introduced into the church. And married to the church, forming a bond of unity Through this means the church will become indeed CORRUPT AND AS STATED IN Revelation, a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. TM 265


The Word says..
Revelation 18:2, "And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird." 

"In amazement they hear the testimony that Babylon is the church, fallen because of her errors and sins, because of her rejection of the truth sent to her from Heaven." -Spirit of Prophecy, vol 4, p 424 or Great Controversy, p 606-607

 Sister White said of these people that lead the GC SDA...

"That these men should stand in a sacred place, to be as the voice of God to the people, as we once believedthe General Conference to be--that is past".--GCB April 3, 1901, p. 25.  {Last Day Events 50.4}

“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 receive 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. He hopes to deceive the honest and lead them to think that God is still working for the churches. But the light will shine, and all who are honest will leave the fallen churches, and take their stand with the remnant”  -Early Writings: page 261. 

"I saw the nominal church and nominal Adventists, like Judaswould 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.

 Sister White said of these people that stay in such a church...

It is impossible for any one to become a true follower of Jesus Christ, without distinguishing himself from the worldly mass of unbelievers. If the world would accept of Jesus, then there would be no sword of dissension; for all would be disciples of Christ and in fellowship one with another, and their unity would be unbroken. But this is not the case. Here and there an individual member of a family is true to the convictions of his conscience, and is compelled to stand alone in his family or in the church to which he belongs, and is finally compelled, because of the course of those with whom he associates, to separate himself from their companionship. The line of demarkation is made distinct. One stands upon the word of God, the others upon the traditions and sayings of men. -Review & Herald, July 24, 1894, para. 3


John 12:42 "Yet at the same time many even among the leaders believed in him. But because of the Pharisees they would not confess their faith for fear they would be put out of the synagogue [church];"

 “In this age of the world there is no safety in departing from a plain "Thus saith the Lord," however wise and correct the human assumption may appear. Tradition in names and books is nothing. God's word is everything. The wisdom of the wisest man that lives is foolishness if it swerves one jot or tittle from the word of the living God. God lives, God reigns, and He declares, "Them that honor me I will honor." Of those who place their sophistry above a plain "Thus saith the Lord," God says, "I will make their wisdom foolishness." {BTS, May 1, 1913 par. 3}

Seventh-day Adventist Church
"Those who work for the Seventh-day Adventist Church respond to a religious vocation in exactly the same sense as does a cloistered nun." (Court Transcript of United States vs the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission vs the Pacific Press Publishing Association and the General Conference, Opening Brief for the Defendants, Civil Case #74-2025, p 90, December 4, 1974).

Seventh-day Adventist Church
"Division and General Conference officers form a critical area of church leadership around the world. Vice presidents (and you understand that division presidents are first vice presidents of the General Conference) report to the General Conference president. According to the Bylaws, while they serve a division they are vice presidents of the General Conference...
"If you compare vice presidents to ‘cardinals,’ we already have a ‘cardinal’ from Africa, and before this [1985 General Conference] session ends, I predict we will have two African ‘cardinals’ among our 15 vice-presidents...there is no ‘cardinal’ from all the countries of the Far East, while there will probably be two ‘cardinals’ from Africa." (General Conference President Neal C. Wilson, in Adventist Review, July 3, 1985, p 11).
Please note: since all division presidents are only vice presidents of the General Conference, and as these vice presidents are likened to "cardinals", then that makes the General Conference president the one supreme leader of the entire Seventh-day Adventist Church–or the pope of Adventism!

Does the highest ruling body in the Seventh-day Adventist Church also has supreme and full authority over the entire Church?

Seventh-day Adventist Church
"Church documents that prescribe the church's structure and governance confirm that all parts of the church are parts of a single entity. Next to the Roman Catholic church, the Adventist church is the most centralized of all the major Christian denominations in this country. The General Conference, as the world wide governing body of the Adventist denomination, is the church's highest legislative, judicial and ecclesiastical authority." (Legal Decision of Judge William T. Hart of the U.S. District Court, North District of Illinois, East Division, Court Transcript of Derrick Proctor vs the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Case #81 C 4938, Findings of Fact, Section B, Church Objective and Structures, p 22, October 29, 1986).

"People expect the General Conference to have the last word and to speak for the Church with ultimate [or supreme] authority....The General Conference is the highest [or fullest] authority and the sum of all the parts, not only philosophically, but also (1) organizationally,(2) legislatively,(3) administratively,(4) judicially,(5) in terms of policy and (6) Church standards." (General Conference President Neal C. Wilson, Commission Report on Role and Function of Denominational Organizations, 140-85GN, p 22-23, April 30, 1985, brackets added to show meaning).

Seventh-day Adventist Church

"We see here that his (Aaron’s) principle responsibility was to act as a mediator, as a link between the holy and profane, between God and man....In like manner the minister of the gospel today is the high priest....Today we (SDA ministers) are the high priests....God desires that we who are His high priests today learn the same lesson....What a tremendous responsibility to act as mediators between God and man!" (Ministry Magazine (official journal of the Ministerial Association of the Seventh-day Adventist Church), December, 1961).

Seventh-day Adventist Church

"Seventh-day Adventist Church leadership is a function of the church’s organizational structure....

"A twofold task faces the church:(1) train and inspire good leadership, and (2) train and inspire good followership....Leadership will lead in love and understanding, and followership will support the church leadership unfailingly, even though necessarily critical of some decisions of leadership." (Walter R. Beach, past vice-president of the General Conference, in Adventist Review, October 25, 1979, p 13-14).

Seventh-day Adventist Church
"It is our responsibility to study the Scriptures for ourselves, to ask for the guidance of the Holy Spirit, to submit our understandings to those in the church who are able to judge our findings, and then to abide to the decisions of the church..." (Seventh-day Adventist Church Adult Sabbath School Quarterly, Lesson 13, March 28, 1987, p 92, or p 153 in the Teacher’s Edition).

Does the religious or spiritual allegiance of all Seventh-day Adventist members also belong to the Seventh-day Adventist Church?
Seventh-day Adventist Church

"The General Conference, then is the Seventh-day Adventist church....the embodiment of the Remnant Church as a Christian denomination, in a unified worldwide organization, to which all baptized Seventh-day Adventists owe spiritual [or religious] allegiance..." (Court Transcript of United States vs the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission vs the Pacific Press Publishing Association and the General Conference, Opening Brief for Defendants, Civil Case #74-2025 CBR, p 17, brackets added to show meaning).

Organizational Power.
Section A. Organizational Church leadership and structure represents the Church.
Roman Catholic Church

"Since the beginning, the ordained ministry has been conferred and exercised in three degrees: that of bishops, that of presbyters, and that of deacons. The ministries conferred by ordination are irreplaceable for the organic structure of the Church: without the bishop, presbyters, and deacons, one cannot speak of the Church (cf. St. Ignatius of Antioch, Ad Trall. 3,1)." (Catechism of the Catholic Church, Chapter Three, Article 6, Section VII,#1593, brackets supplied for clarity.http://www.christusrex.org/www1/CDHN/orders.h... ).


Does the term "Seventh-day Adventist Church" also refer solely to the Organizational leadership and Church Structure and not to the individual believers?
Seventh-day Adventist Church

"...so the Seventh-day Adventist church came into being [in 1863], as the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists....the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, which is the Seventh-day Adventist church..." (Court Transcript of United States vs the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission vs the Pacific Press Publishing Association and the General Conference, Opening Brief for the Church, Civil Case #74-2025 CBR, p 15).
"In the Seventh-day Adventist denomination the term ‘church' has a very comprehensive and broad meaning. It is used to apply to the general organization and headquarters for Seventh-day Adventists under the name of General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists." (Court Transcript of United States vs the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission vs the Pacific Press Publishing Association and the General Conference, Affidavit of Neal C. Wilson, Civil Case #74-2025 CBR, November 27, 1974, p 4).

Church leadership speaks for the entire Church.
Roman Catholic Church
"...we, the Fathers (Catholic Church leaders) of the 21st ecumenical council of the Catholic Church...On this solemn day when she closes the deliberations of her 21st ecumenical council, the Church offers you through our voice her friendship, her services, her spiritual and moral forces....Today, as yesterday, the Church needs you and turns to you. She tells you through our voice: Do not allow an alliance as fruitful as this to be broken....The Church is grateful to you for this and thanks you through our voice." (Pope Paul VI, Second Vatican Council II Closing Speech, December 8, 1965.http://www.papalencyclicals.net/Paul06/p6clos... ).
Does the church leadership of the SDA church also speak for the entire church?
Seventh-day Adventist Church
"People expect the General Conference to have the last word and to speak for the Church with ultimate authority." (General Conference President Neal C. Wilson, Commission Report on Role and Function of Denominational Organizations, 140-85GN, p 22-23, April 30, 1985).
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Section C. Only Church leadership can safely interpret the Bible.
Roman Catholic Church
"’The task of giving an authentic interpretation of the Word of God, whether in its written form or in the form of Tradition, has been entrusted to the living teaching office of the Church alone. Its authority in this matter is exercised in the name of Jesus Christ.’ This means that the task of interpretation has been entrusted to the bishops in communion with the successor of Peter, the Bishop of Rome." (Catechism of the Catholic Church, Part One, Section One,# III, Article 2, Sub-section III,#85.http://www.christusrex.org/www1/CDHN/profess3... ).
Does the SDA church also believe that they are the only ones who can interpret the Bible?
Seventh-day Adventist Church
"Only a committee appointed by the General Conference can interpret prophecy." (Adventist Review, June 5, 1986, p 2).
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Section D. Only Church leadership can modify divine doctrine.
Roman Catholic Church
"The Roman Pontiff and the bishops, as authentic teachers, preach to the People of God the faith which is to be believed and applied in moral life. It is also encumbent on them to pronounce on moral questions that fall within the natural law and reason.
"The infallibility of the Magisterium of the Pastors extends to all the elements of doctrine, including moral doctrine, without which the saving truths of the faith cannot be preserved, expounded, or observed.(Catechism of the Catholic Church, Article 3, Section III,#2050 & 2051. http://www.christusrex.org/www1/CDHN/holy.htm... ).
Does the SDA church also believe that only its leadership can modify divine doctrine?
Seventh-day Adventist Church
"...the General Conference of the Church (in session), the only body having authority to alter the structure of the church either in doctrine or organization." (Court Transcript of United States vs the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission vs the Pacific Press Publishing Association and the General Conference, Opening Brief for the Church, Civil Case #74-2025 CBR, December 4, 1974, p 17).

People must submit to teachings of Church leaders.
Roman Catholic Church
"When the Church through its supreme Magisterium proposes a doctrine 'for belief as being divinely revealed,' and as the teaching of Christ, the definitions 'must be adhered to with the obedience of faith.'...when, without arriving at an infallible definition and without pronouncing in a ‘definitive manner,’ they propose in the exercise of the ordinary Magisterium a teaching that leads to better understanding of Revelation in matters of faith and morals. To this ordinary teaching the faithful ‘are to adhere to it with religious assent’ which, though distinct from the assent of faith, is nonetheless an extension of it." (Catechism of the Catholic Church, The Profession of Faith, Section Two, Paragraph 4, Section I,#891 & 892.http://www.christusrex.org/www1/CDHN/church4.... ).
"Still another recommendation, we feel, is in place here: that, in undertaking and advancing in the spiritual life, you do not trust too much to yourselves, but with docile simplicity seek and accept the help of someone [the Catholic priest] who, with wise moderation, can guide your soul, point out to you the dangers, suggest suitable remedies, and in every internal and external difficulty can guide you in the right way towards an ever greater perfection, according to the example of the saints and the teachings of Christian asceticism. Without these prudent guides for one's conscience, it is often very difficult to be duly responsive to the impulses of the Holy Spirit and of the grace of God." (Pope Pius XII, in Menti Nostrae (On the Development of Holiness in Priestly Life), Encyclical promulgated on September 23, 1960,#63.http://www.geocities.com/papalencyclicals/Piu... ).
Does the SDA church also believe that only their membership must submit to the teachings of its leadership?
Seventh-day Adventist Church
"It is our responsibility to study the Scriptures for ourselves, to ask for the guidance of the Holy Spirit, to submit our understandings to those in the church who are able to judge our findings, and then to abide to the decisions of the church..." (Seventh-day Adventist Church Adult Sabbath School Quarterly, Lesson 13, March 28, 1987, p 92, or p 153 in the Teacher’s Edition).
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Section F. Those who disagree with the Church, are disfellowshipped and declared heretics, schismatics, or dissidents, as well as all who fellowship outside of her establishment.
Roman Catholic Church
"The Church, founded on these principles and mindful of her office, has done nothing with greater zeal and endeavour than she has displayed in guarding the integrity of the faith. Hence she regarded as rebels and expelled from the ranks of her children all who held beliefs on any point of doctrine different from her own....they were declared heretics [schismatics or dissidents] and banished from the bosom of the Church..." (Pope Leo XIII, in Satis Cognitum (On the Unity of the Church), encyclical promulgated on June 29, 1896,#9, brackets added.http://www.geocities.com/papalencyclicals/Leo... ).

"For the tabernacle of the Lord is the Holy Church spread throughout the whole world. Heretics [schismatics or dissidents], separating themselves from the Church's tabernacles, have set up tabernacles for themselves....a tent outside the Church, wherein God will not delight." St. Augustine, in St. Augustine on the Psalms, Psalm CXLVII,#15, found in Early Church Fathers, Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, Series I, Vol. VIII, brackets added. http://www.ccel.org/fathers2/NPNF1_08/npnf1_0... ).
Does the SDA church also believe that those who disagree with the church are disfellowshipped and declared heretics or dissidents, as well as all who fellowship outside of the established church?

Seventh-day Adventist Church
"Q.: What about the 1,400 Hungarians who were disfellowshipped for protesting the Church’s membership in the Council of Free Churches?...
"Wilson: A good question...The members of this group do not recognize any world authority in the Church....We have advised the dissident group to recognize the world Church organization to place their churches in the world Church." (General Conference president Neal C. Wilson, in Pacific Union Recorder (official paper of the Pacific Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists), February 18, 1985, p 4).
"The local church where I was speaking – and others as well – are being scandalized by dissident ‘ministries’ whose leaders claim that ‘mainstream’ Adventism is in apostasy....several dissident ‘splinter groups’ that now plague the church..." (Douglas Devnich, president of the Canadian Union Conference of SDAs, in Visitor, March 15, 1992, p 5).
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Section G. Those who separate from the church are declared heretics, schismatics, or dissidents.
Roman Catholic Church
"For the tabernacle of the Lord is the Holy (Catholic) Church spread throughout the whole world. Heretics [schismatics or dissidents], separating themselves from the Church's tabernacles, have set up tabernacles for themselves....a tent outside the Church, wherein God will not delight." St. Augustine, in St. Augustine on the Psalms, Psalm CXLVII,#15, found in Early Church Fathers, Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, Series I, Vol. VIII, brackets added. http://www.ccel.org/fathers2/NPNF1_08/npnf1_0...).

Does the SDA church also call those who separate from the church heretics, schismatics, or dissidents?

Seventh-day Adventist Church
"The local (SDA) church where I was speaking – and others as well – are being scandalized by dissident ‘ministries’ whose leaders claim that ‘mainstream’ Adventism is in apostasy....several dissident ‘splinter groups’ that now plague the church..." (Douglas Devnich, president of the Canadian Union Conference of SDAs, in Visitor, March 15, 1992, p 5).

#7. Organizational Practices.
Section A. Church leaders obstruct truth from being examined by laity.
Roman Catholic Church
"In order for you to more easily obtain that salutary and desired peace, We impose, with this letter, perpetual and absolute silence on past questions and controversies, and We totally forbid every disapproval and any speech which can disturb the peace among the...faithful. We also expressly and severely prohibit the heretics or schismatics from consuming those in grace and communion with this Apostolic See. If some people who act incorrectly or arouse suspicions suddenly appear -- and We trust that would never happen -- it will be provided for with due cause. The matter will first of all be clarified by this Apostolic See with the appropriate canonical documents; therefore, after Our declaration and warnings, every disturber regardless of class and order will be guilty of serious fault in the future. They will not in any way be able to excuse themselves and avoid due severity." (Pope Pius IX, in Neminem Vestrum (On the Persecution of Armenians), Encyclical promulgated on February 2, 1854,#16.http://www.geocities.com/papalencyclicals/Piu... ).

Does the SDA church leadership also try to obstruct truth from being examined by their laity?
Seventh-day Adventist Church
"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. In our judgment these complex theological and Biblical issues need not be settled...We are requesting that we refrain from involving ourselves in public presentations of the...theology of righteousness by faith....We should all seek to diminish the flood of cassettes, brochures, books, and miscellaneous documents...Consequently, the General Conference will appoint a representative group...to survey and study difficult theological issues and to share with the church at large...This ended the discussion because the voice of the highest authority had spoken." (General Conference president Neal C. Wilson, in Adventist Review, May 24, 1979, p 4-5).

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Section B. The Church avoids close investigation of her practices, evades disclosure of truth, and reveals fearful corruption within.
Roman Catholic Church
"Papacy Avoids Close Investigation"; "Shifts and Evasions" (used to avoid the disclosure of truth)", and "The Fearful Corruption at Rome". Subject matter dealt with in 3 sermons by Martin Luther.(W 30 III, 285 – E 25, 15 – SL 16, 1635 given in the year 1531; W 33, 488 f – E 48, 248 – SL 8, 121 given on September 9, 1531; and W 54, 219 f – E 26, 147 – SL 17, 1036 given in 1545).

Does the SDA leadership also seeks to avoid close investigation of church practices, evades disclosure of truth, and reveals fearful corruption within?

Seventh-day Adventist Church
"I was greatly distressed to read the report of president Neal Wilson in the March 24, 1983 Review notifying the church of the decision of the General Conference leadership not to publish the names of those involved with Davenport disclosing their acts of malfeasance while in office...As one who specializes in the prosecution of official corruption cases, I am shocked that our church leaders would so minimize the wrongful conduct of their fellow officers as to shield their conduct from the Adventist public....they are not informed how their public trust has been compromised and betrayed..." (Letter from Glenn E. Coe, Esquire--Chief Trial Attorney for the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney, State of Connecticut,, to editor of the Adventist Review, April 11, 1983).
"...the IRS, SEC, FBI, and Justice Department have all initiated investigations (into the Seventh-day Adventist organizational activities) and some Seventh-day Adventist conference administrators may even face trial for fraud." (Walter Martin, in The Kingdom of the Cults, p 410).
"Finally, the situation of the Seventh Day Adventists must be mentioned. Their leadership, hand-picked by the (Hungarian) state authorities...In their case...the methods of intimidation [against those who refused to obey] were often more blatant than those applied against larger groups...They are always selected in such a way as to make documentation difficult if not impossible. Reminiscent of the intimidation known in the U.S. to those who are familiar with the ways of organized crime...In the case of the Seventh Day Adventists, some of the state ‘appointed’ leaders were so dissolute and morally reprehensible that they eventually had to give up their positions." (Hearing before the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, Ninety-eighth Congress, Second Session, June 12, 1984, "The Situation of the Churches in Hungary", p 264-265).

Section C. The Church persecutes those who expose, differ, or protest against her.
Roman Catholic Church
"How many millions of martyrs have been put to death in the name of Christianity, by that most unchristian and antichristian power, the papacy, will never be known until the dead, small and great, stand before God." (E.J. Waggoner, in Prophetic Lights, Chapter – The Papacy, p 92).
"For professing faith contrary to the teachings of the Church of Rome, history records the martyrdom of more then one hundred million people." (Brief Bible Readings, p. 16).
Does the SDA leadership also persecutes those who expose, differ, or protest against the church?
Seventh-day Adventist Church
M.L. Andreasen had his church retirement pension revoked for openly protesting the book, Questions on Doctrines which denies many of the original SDA doctrines.
1400 faithful Hungarians were disfellowshipped in 1983 for openly protesting the church's membership in the World Council of Free Churches.
"In Dec 21, 1985 Br. Nikola was physically attacked by the Seventh day Adventists and their preachers in the church in Zagreb (Yugoslavia) and beat him so that he is now in the hospital....preachers Jovica Posavec, Kuburic... Markov...and others struck him pushing him out of the church and threatening to kill him....Just think what sort of a church this is that would do such a thing....the leaders and preachers were angry because Nikola does not acknowledge their doctrine....I am sending you the doctors report...he was attacked in the Adventist church near Prilaz 77 in Zagreb. Nikola is in the hospital several days now." (Letter from Brother Ivan, from Yugoslavia, 1985).
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Section D. The Church uses secular or civil power to punish those who expose or protest against her.

Roman Catholic Church
"The question has been raised whether it be lawful for the Church, not merely to sentence a delinquent to physical penalties, but itself to inflict these penalties. As to this, it is sufficient to note that the right of the Church to invoke the aid of the civil power to execute her sentences is expressly asserted by Boniface VIII in the Bull ‘Unam Sanctam’" (The Catholic Encyclopedia, vol 12, p 266, article "Pope".http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/12260a.htm ).

Does the Seventh-day Adventist Church also use secular or civil power to punish those who expose or protest against the church?

Seventh-day Adventist Church
"Five Seventh Day Adventists were arrested on the pedestrian ramp leading from the Superdome to the Hyatt Regency Hotel Thursday night while protesting statements made by Russian delegates at a religious convention....The protesters all were attending the Seventh Day Adventists General Conference session in New Orleans...(and) sought a forum at the convention to express their opposition to the Russian delegate's statement but have been denied by Neal Wilson, of Washington., D.C., president of the General Conference of Seventh Day Adventists." (The Times-Picayune Newspaper, July 5, 1985 p A-25).
"Late in June 1986, Elder Neal C. Wilson, president of the General Conference, again went to Budapest Hungary....Meetings were held...with the Hungarian Union leadership and with the Hungarian Government....
"The Monday following Elder Wilson's departure from Budapest, Oszkar Egervari (leader of the 1400 disfellowshipped SDA’s) was asked to come to the State Office of Religion...and told four things:
"1 – They must stop all gatherings. No more religious meetings could be held. 2 – They must no longer receive offerings and carry on their religious duties. 3 – No more campmeetings or youth camps could be held. 4 – Certain people would be held responsible if these points were not followed....
"It is clear that the Hungarian Union leadership is determined to stop all separate gatherings by Seventh-day Adventists who remain loyal to the teachings of historic Adventism. They will even use the arm of the State and threatened imprisonment to carry out their objective....Over one thousand Seventh-day Adventists can no longer worship God together as a result of Elder Wilson's visit to Budapest." (Independent Report of Neal C. Wilson’s trip to Budapest Hungary, Pilgrims' Rest Tract, WM-140, July, 1986).
"Over 1000 Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Church believers (were asked to and then) assembled at their headquarters in Nyanchwa in Kisii and called on the authorities to probe two dissident church groups which are involved in heretical teachings, the executive director of the SDA church’s South Kenya Conference, Pastor Nathan Ogeto, said yesterday...
"He said the believers condemned and castigated whoever were the leaders of such a group.
"The SDA believers in Kisii he said wish to express their unswerving and total loyalty to President Moi, the government and the ruling party Kanu.
"He said the assembly paid special tribute to the Kisii DC, the OCPD, District Officers, chiefs and their assistants for their able leadership ‘in containing and salvaging the situation.’" (The Kenya Times, Monday, November 24, 1986, p 20).
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Organizational Beliefs–Regarding the Church Itself.

Section A. The Church is one, holy, catholic, and apostolic.

Roman Catholic Church
"Urged by faith, we are obliged to believe and to maintain that the Church is one [in unity], holy, catholic, and also apostolic." (Pope Boniface VIII, Unam Sanctam, Bull promulgated on November 18, 1302.http://www.ewtn.com/library/PAPALDOC/B7UNAM.H... ).
Does the SDA church also believe that their church is one in unity, holy, Catholic or universal, and apostolic?

Seventh-day Adventist Church
"The four classical marks of the Biblical church apply to Seventh-day Adventists: its holiness (in Jesus Christ), its catholicity (universality), its apostolicity (in harmony with the witness of the apostles/founders), its unity (one Lord, one Faith, one Baptism)." (North American Division Officers, in Adventist Review, October 1, 1992, p 27, parentheses and italic in original).

Section B. The Church is like the ark of God.
Roman Catholic Church
"There had been at the time of the deluge only one ark of Noah, prefiguring the one Church...and we read that, outside of this ark, all that subsisted on the earth was destroyed." (Pope Boniface VIII, Unam Sanctam, Bull promulgated on November 18, 1302. http://www.ewtn.com/library/PAPALDOC/B7UNAM.H... ).
"The Church is the place where humanity must rediscover its unity and salvation. The Church is "the world reconciled." She is that bark which "in the full sail of the Lord's cross, by the breath of the Holy Spirit, navigates safely in this world." According to another image dear to the Church Fathers, she is prefigured by Noah's ark, which alone saves from the flood." (Catechism of the Catholic Church, Section Two, Paragraph 3, Article III,# 845. http://www.christusrex.org/www1/CDHN/church3.... ).
Does the SDA church also believe that they are like the ark of God?
Seventh-day Adventist Church
"Many times pastors have compared the church to an ark of safety, and I believe it is....The church is a place to preserve our lives..." (Jim Cress, Mid-America Union Ministerial Secretary of the SDA church, in Adventist Review, August 7, 1986, p 23).
"The church is like Noah’s ark....it will help save God's people..." (Floyd Bresee, Associate Secretary of the General Conference Ministerial and Stewardship Association, in Adventist Review, August 9, 1984, p 18).
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Section C. The Gates of hell will not prevail against the Church.
Roman Catholic Church
"...all Christian churches everywhere have held and hold the great Church that is here [at Rome] to be their only basis and foundation since, according to the Savior's promise, the gates of hell have never prevailed against her." (Catechism of the Catholic Church, Section Two, Paragraph 3, Article III,# 834.http://www.christusrex.org/www1/CDHN/church3.... ).
"The Church well knows that the gates of hell will not prevail against her." (Pope Pius X, in Ilfermo Proposito (On Catholic Action in Italy, Encyclical promulgated on June 11, 1905,#6. http://www.papalencyclicals.net/Pius10/p10fer... 
"‘And although He seems to delay, we are certain that the Lord will not leave the scepter of sinners over the heritage of the just, that He will never abandon His heritage and that the gates of hell shall not prevail against it‘(In libro ii. Epist. S. Anselmi, ep. 33)." (Pope Pius X, in Communium Rerum (On St. Anselm of Aosta, Encyclical promulgated on April 21, 1909,#36.http://www.papalencyclicals.net/Pius10/p10ans... ).
Does the SDA church also believe that the gates of hell cannot prevail against their church?
Seventh-day Adventist Church
"...the case with the [SDA] Laodicean Church, as a church, is different. The gates of hell shall not prevail against it. The last church will not be spewed out; it will not be rejected; it will go through triumphantly." (M.L. Andreasen, in Review and Herald, November 9, 1939, p 7).

Section D. The Ship is going through with Christ’s hand on the wheel.
Roman Catholic Church
"The Church which, from the day of Pentecost, has been destined here below to a never-ending life, which went forth from the upper chamber into the world endowed with the gifts and inspirations of the Holy Spirit, what has been her mission during the last twenty centuries and in every country of the world if not, after the example of her Divine Founder, "to go about doing good"?(Acts x, 38)...At times the bark of Peter, favored by the winds, goes happily forward; at other times it appears to be swallowed up by the waves and on the point of being lost. Has not this ship always aboard the Divine Pilot who knows when to calm the angry waves and the winds?" (Pope Pius XI, in Iniquis Afflictisque (On the Persecution of the Church in Mexico, Encyclical promulgated on November 18, 1926,#29.http://www.papalencyclicals.net/Pius11/P11INI... ).
Does the SDA church also believe that the ship is going through with Christ’s hand on the wheel?
Seventh-day Adventist Church
"Christ's statement is ‘that the gates of hell shall not prevail against' the church...Let us stay with the ship. The church...is going through and will surely drop anchor on the ‘sea of glass' because a ‘Divine hand is on the wheel’– the hand of Christ." (Theodore Carcich, former vice-president of the General Conference, in Adventist Review, July 28, 1983, p 5).
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Section E. The Church can never fall.
Roman Catholic Church
"Now you know well that the most deadly foes of the Catholic religion have always waged a fierce war, but without success, against this Chair; they are by no means ignorant of the fact that religion itself can never totter and fall while this Chair remains intact, the Chair which rests on the rock which the proud gates of hell cannot overthrow[5] and in which there is the whole and perfect solidity of the Christian religion." (Pope Pius IX, in Inter Multiplices (Pleading for Unity of Spirit), Encyclical promulgated on March 21, 1853,#7. http://www.papalencyclicals.net/Pius09/p9inte... ).

"From this text it is clear that by the will and command of God the Church rests upon St. Peter...It is consequently the office of St. Peter to support the Church, and to guard it in all its strength and indestructible unity. How could he fulfil this office without the power of commanding, forbidding, and judging, which is properly called jurisdiction?...The words - and the gates of Hell shall not prevail against it proclaim and establish the authority of which we speak.‘What is the it?’(writes Origen).‘Is it the rock upon which Christ builds the Church or the Church? The expression indeed is ambiguous, as if the rock and the Church were one and the same. I indeed think that this is so, and that neither against the rock upon which Christ builds His Church nor against the Church shall the gates of Hell prevail’(Origenes, Comment. in Matt., tom. xii., n. ii). The meaning of this divine utterance is, that, notwithstanding the wiles and intrigues which they bring to bear against the Church, it can never be that the church committed to the care of Peter shall succumb or in any wise fail.‘For the Church, as the edifice of Christ who has wisely built 'His house upon a rock,' cannot be conquered by the gates of Hell, which may prevail over any man who shall be off the rock and outside the Church, but shall be powerless against it’(Ibid.). Therefore God confided His Church to Peter so that he might safely guard it with his unconquerable power. He invested him, therefore, with the needful authority; since the right to rule is absolutely required by him who has to guard human society really and effectively. This, furthermore, Christ gave:‘To thee will I give the keys of the kingdom of Heaven.’ And He is clearly still speaking of the Church, which a short time before He had called His own, and which He declared He wished to build on Peter as a foundation. The Church is typified not only as an edifice but as a Kingdom, and every one knows that the keys constitute the usual sign of governing authority. Wherefore when Christ promised to give to Peter the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven, he promised to give him power and authority over the Church.‘The Son committed to Peter the office of spreading the knowledge of His Father and Himself over the whole world. He who increased the Church in all the earth, and proclaimed it to be stronger than the heavens, gave to a mortal man all power in Heaven when He handed him the Keys’(Johannes Chrysostomus, Hom. Liv., in Matt. v., 2)....
"And since all Christians must be closely united in the communion of one immutable faith, Christ the Lord, in virtue of His prayers, obtained for Peter that in the fulfilment of his office he should never fall away from the faith." (Pope Leo XIII, in Satis Cognitum (On the Unity of the Church), Encyclical promulgated on June 29, 1896,#12.http://www.papalencyclicals.net/Leo13/l13sati... ).
Does the SDA church also believe that their church can never fall?
Seventh-day Adventist Church
"The prophetic scenario assures us of the (SDA) church's survival....[It will] go through until the very end....it does not fall..." (Charles E. Bradford, president of the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists, in Adventist Review, May 4, 1989, p 9).
"...because the church is under God's grace it ‘may appear as about to fall, but it does not fall...'" (William G. Johnson, editor of the Adventist Review, in Adventist Review, September 22, 1983, p 14). 
{Please note: the church which appears to fall but does not is God’s true church of obedient individuals, not a denominational structure! For the Bible proof, please go to:http://www.TrueChurchofGod.info }

Section F. The Church can never fully be contaminated or apostatize from God.
Roman Catholic Church
"To the one true Church of Christ, we say, which is visible to all, and which is to remain, according to the will of its Author, exactly the same as He instituted it. During the lapse of centuries, the mystical Spouse of Christ has never been contaminated, nor can she ever in the future be contaminated, as Cyprian bears witness:‘The Bride of Christ cannot be made false to her Spouse: she is incorrupt and modest. She knows but one dwelling, she guards the sanctity of the nuptial chamber chastely and modestly.’" (Pope Pius XI, in Mortalium Animos (On Religious Unity), Encyclical promulgated on January, 1928,#10.http://www.papalencyclicals.net/Pius11/P11MOR... ).
"It is eminently befitting the nature and necessity of the case, that Christ Jesus has been and shall continue to be ready to safeguard the Church, which His provident care established for the salvation of the human race. This certainty is warranted by the promise of her Divine Founder, which we read in the Gospel; and it must be clear to evidence from the annals of that Church, on which error has never set a stain, which no falling away however widespread of her sons has made to waver, which regains her youthful vigor and ceaselessly renews her strength despite the assaults of impious men, even when carried to the most shocking extremes....
"We mean the precepts of Christ Jesus, who has provided and strengthened His Church with a superb, an immortal constitution which so many vicissitudes of time and fortune, so many tribulations during the twenty centuries that have passed have been unable to shake, and will never cause to totter even to the day of doom." (Pope Pius XI, Ad Salutem (On St. Augustine, Encyclical promulgated on April 30, 1930,#1 & 29.http://www.papalencyclicals.net/Pius11/P11SAL... ).
Does the SDA church also believe that their church can never fully apostatize from God?
Seventh-day Adventist Church
"I told her [Miss Lyda Scott]...that God would not permit this denomination to so fully apostatize that there would be the coming out of another church." (Willie C. White, in the Willie C. White Correspondence file, May 23, 1915).
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Section G. The Church will go on to complete victory.
Roman Catholic Church
"Though our ancestors' institutions failed, public affairs are in tumult, and everything human is confused, the Catholic Church alone never vacilates, but instead looks confidently to the future. She alone is born for immortality, trusting in the words addressed to Blessed Peter:‘Upon this rock I will build my Church and the gates of hell will not prevail against her.’" (Pope Benedict XV, in Principi Apostolorum Petro (On St. Ephrem the Syrian), Encyclical promulgated on October 5, 1920,#15.http://www.papalencyclicals.net/Ben15/b15prap... ).
"Our unshaken hope in this complete victory of God and of the Church receives daily confirmation (such is the infinite mercy of God!) from the noble ardor of innumerable souls whom we see turning themselves to God, in every country and in all classes of society." (Pope Pius XI, in Caritate Christi Compulsi (On the Sacred Heart), Encyclical promulgated on May 3, 1932,#10. http://www.papalencyclicals.net/Pius11/P11CAR...

Does the SDA church also believe that their church will go on to complete victory and triumph?
Seventh-day Adventist Church

"The Seventh-day Adventist Church will triumph gloriously and will go through triumphantly, as a corporate body, to the sea of glass." (Gordon W. Collier, Sr. in The Early and Latter Rain of the Holy Spirit, p 183).
"I want you to remember one thing, that the Laodicean (SDA) Church is the translation church...this is the very church that will be translated into the Kingdom of God." (J.L. McElhany, president of the General Conference, in Review and Herald, November 30, 1939, p 4).
"This church to which we belong will emerge a victorious company to stand some day on the sea of glass....Adventism is destined to triumph gloriously....They [God's people] will patiently watch and pray until God in His own time and in His own way purifies His church...The church will fulfill its prophetic role and will triumph. Let us stay with the church so that we can share in that victory." (E.R. Bacchus, president of the Ontario Conference of SDA, Canada, in Messenger, October, 1994, p 2 & 11).
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Section H. There is no salvation outside of the Church.
Roman Catholic Church
"Outside the Church there is no salvation".... 
"Basing itself on Scripture and Tradition, the Council teaches that the Church, a pilgrim now on earth, is necessary for salvation...Hence they could not be saved who, knowing that the Catholic Church was founded as necessary by God through Christ, would refuse either to enter it or to remain in it." (Catechism of the Catholic Church, Part One, Section Two, Chapter Three, Article 9, Paragraph 3, Section III,#846 (1992 edition, p 244). http://www.scborromeo.org/ccc/p123a9p3.htm ).
"For 'there is one universal (Catholic) Church outside of which no one at all is saved...'" (Pope Pius IX, Ubi Primum (On Discipline For Religious), Encyclical Promulgated on June 17, 1847,#10.http://www.ewtn.com/library/ENCYC/P9UBIPR1.HT... ).

Does the SDA church also teach that there is no salvation outside their church?
Seventh-day Adventist Church
"Regardless of the pretext, or how righteous the cause may appear, separation from the visible remnant [the SDA church] is apostasy from the body of Christ." (E.R. Bacchus, president of the Ontario Conference of SDA, Canada, in Messenger, October, 1994, p 2).
"The local [SDA] church becomes the ‘port of entry’ to the kingdom of God." (North American Division Officers, in Adventist Review, October 1, 1992, p 23).
"Therefore it is in the church...that He (Christ) invites all people who accept salvation....Church – who needs it? You do, and so do I – and all others who choose to love Christ...He invites us there, and still adds to it daily such as should be saved. Let us then treat church membership as the privilege it really is..." (Brian Jones, Bible instructor in the Washington Conference of SDA, in Adventist Review, March 7, 1991, p 10).
"There is some relationship between salvation and church membership." (Floyd Bresee, Associate Secretary of the General Conference Ministerial and Stewardship Association, in Adventist Review, August 9, 1984, p 18).



#9. Organizational Beliefs–in Doctrine.
Section A. The Doctrine of Original Sin.
Roman Catholic Church
"...the Church has always taught that the overwhelming misery which oppresses men and their inclination towards evil and death cannot be understood apart from their connection with Adam's sin and the fact that he has transmitted to us a sin with which we are all born afflicted, a sin which is the "death of the soul".[291] Because of this certainty of faith, the Church baptizes for the remission of sins even tiny infants who have not committed personal sin.... 
"‘We therefore hold, with the Council of Trent, that original sin is transmitted with human nature,‘by propagation, not by imitation’ and that it is...'proper to each'" (Paul VI, CPG # 16)." (Catechism of the Catholic Church, Section Two, Article III & IV,#403 & 419. http://www.christusrex.org/www1/CDHN/visible4... ).

Does the SDA church also teach the doctrine of Original Sin?
Seventh-day Adventist Church
"The spiritual disease that has infected all of us is sin...we are all in a sinful state because of the decision of Adam, the corporate head of the human race...by man [Adam] sin entered into the world, and as a result, all men sinned. That is, because of Adam's sin, all men became sinners." (General Conference president Neal C. Wilson, in Adventist Review, June 28, 1990, p 8).
"We are all sinners, whether we have ever done anything ‘wrong’ or not. It is not sinning that makes us sinners. It is getting born that makes us sinners....We are born sinners, and we sin because we are sinners. We are not sinners because we sin!...Since we are sinners by nature, we of ourselves are never going to be able to produce any obedience." (Morris L. Venden, well-known SDA pastor and author, in Faith That Works, p 161-65). 
"Man sins because he is sinful. He is not sinful because he sins...You don't have to sin to be sinful; all you have to do is get yourself born!" (Morris L. Venden, in To Know God: A Five Day Plan, p 23). 
"We are born sinful and subject to death--prior to lawbreaking...Clearly Adam's sin affected the race--constituted them sinners." (Issues: The Seventh-day Adventist Church and Certain Private Ministries, sponsored and authorized for publication by the North American Division Officers and Union Presidents of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, p 118). 
"We are born sinners..." Adult Sabbath School Lessons Quarterly, First Quarter, Lesson #5, January 23, 1983, p 35.
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Section B. The immortality of the soul with perfection necessary for heaven being gained after death.
Roman Catholic Church
"Every man receives his eternal recompense in his immortal soul from the moment of his death in a particular judgment by Christ, the judge of the living and the dead....
"Those who die in God's grace and friendship imperfectly purified, although they are assured of their eternal salvation, undergo a purification after death, so as to achieve the holiness necessary to enter the joy of God.(Catechism of the Catholic Church, Section Two, Article 12, Section VI,#1051 & 1054.http://www.christusrex.org/www1/CDHN/art12.ht... ).

Does the SDA church also teach the immortality of the soul with perfection necessary for heaven being gained after death?
Seventh-day Adventist Church
The Bible states that "the soul that sinneth, it shall die" (Ezekiel 18:20), not live forever. But the SDA church teaches that no one can overcome all sin in this life before Christ comes. Yet God will not destroy you but will make you perfect and take you to heaven, giving you eternal life anyway. That is teaching the doctrine on the immortality of the soul, and of perfection being granted after death even though you were not ready for heaven!
"...I will always fall short of my potential....for those who are hungering and thirsting after righteousness...[are] striving after an elusive goal..." (Alden Thompson, professor of religion at Walla Walla SDA College, in Adventist Review, December 6, 1984, p 6).
"...if we die to sin at conversion, are we going to sin anymore?...We will continue to sin as Christians--not because we want to, but because we're human." (H.M.S. Richards, Jr., in Voice of Prophecy News, May, 1985, p 2).
"We will never reach sinless perfection in this life..." (R.S. Watts, Vice-President of the General Conference, in Review and Herald, May 19, 1966, p 4).
"We should remember that only when Jesus comes can we be made perfect." (Taylor G. Bunch, Retired SDA minister, in Ministry Magazine, December, 1965, p 9).
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Section C. The Bible is imperfect.
Roman Catholic Church
"...your Romish doctors strain every nerve to persuade us that Scripture is imperfect..." (Chr. Wordsworth, D.D., in Letters to M. Gordon, p 81, cited in Source Book for Bible Students, p 87-88).
"It is true, no doubt, that copyists have made mistakes in the text of the Bible; this question, when it arises, should be carefully considered on its merits, and the fact not too easily admitted, but only in those passages where the proof is clear." (Pope Leo XIII, in Providentissimus Deus (On the Study of Holy Scripture), Encyclical promulgated on November 18, 1893,#20.http://www.papalencyclicals.net/Leo13/l13prov... ).
"VATICAN CITY, Italy - The Vatican criticized a literal interpretation of the Bible and said the fundamentalist approach to scripture was a kind of intellectual suicide. A Vatican document said fundamentalism refuses to admit that the inspired Word of God has been expressed in human language... by human authors possessed of limited capacities and resources.
"The 125-page document, The Interpretation of the Bible in the Church, was written by the Pontifical Biblical Commission, a group of scholars who assist the Pope in the study of scripture. It noted that a fundamentalist interpretation of the Bible had been gaining strength. The Vatican is increasingly concerned about the number of Catholics, especially in Latin America, who have abandoned the church for fast-growing fundamentalist sects. The fundamentalist approach is dangerous, for it is attractive to people who look to the Bible for ready answers to the problems of life, the document said. Fundamentalism actually invites people to a kind of intellectual suicide. A fundamentalist interpretation of the Bible began during the Reformation, when Protestants showed an increasing concern for fidelity to the literal meaning of scripture.

"The document said fundamentalism refused to admit that there was a human element in the transmission of the Word of God. One member of the commission, Jesuit Father Joseph Fitzmeyer, said fundamentalists failed to recognize that several years elapsed between the time Jesus spoke and the time when the gospels were written. There was no stenographer, no one with a tape recorder on that time, said Fitzmeyer." (The Star, Manila, Philippines, 1994, cited in Presents of God Ministry Website, see also Chicago Tribune, March 20, 1994, p 27. The Document "The Interpretation of the Bible in the Church", was written by the Pontifical Biblical Commission, on April 23, 1993,http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregatio... ).
Does the SDA church also believe that the Bible is imperfect?
Seventh-day Adventist Church
"In our study and presentation (of the Bible), we also must reject the idea of Biblical inerrancy and verbal inspiration, but we dare not treat the Scriptures as just another human document." (General Conference president Neal C. Wilson, in Adventist Review, December 17, 1981, p 5).
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Section D. Claims infallibility – or whatever the Church does or teaches is correct and needs no repentance.
Roman Catholic Church
"...not least among the blessings which have resulted from the public and legitimate honor paid to the Blessed Virgin and the saints is the perfect and perpetual immunity of the Church from error and heresy. We may well admire in this the admirable wisdom of the Providence of God, who, ever bringing good out of evil, has from time to time suffered the faith and piety of men to grow weak, and allowed Catholic truth to be attacked by false doctrines, but always with the result that truth has afterwards shone out with greater splendor, and that men's faith, aroused from its lethargy, has shown itself more vigorous than before." (Pope Pius XI, in Quas Primas (on the Feast of Christ the King), Encyclical promulgated on, December 11, 1925,#22.http://www.newadvent.org/docs/pi11qp.htm ).
"In order to preserve the Church in the purity of the faith handed on by the apostles, Christ who is the Truth willed to confer on her a share in his own infallibility. By a "supernatural sense of faith" the People of God, under the guidance of the Church's living Magisterium, "unfailingly adheres to this faith."
"The mission of the Magisterium is linked to the definitive nature of the covenant established by God with his people in Christ. It is this Magisterium's task to preserve God's people from deviations and defections and to guarantee them the objective possibility of professing the true faith without error. Thus, the pastoral duty of the Magisterium is aimed at seeing to it that the People of God abides in the truth that liberates. To fulfill this service, Christ endowed the Church's shepherds with the charism of infallibility in matters of faith and morals. The exercise of this charism takes several forms:

"’The Roman Pontiff, head of the college of bishops, enjoys this infallibility in virtue of his office, when, as supreme pastor and teacher of all the faithful - who confirms his brethren in the faith he proclaims by a definitive act a doctrine pertaining to faith or morals....The infallibility promised to the Church is also present in the body of bishops when, together with Peter's successor, they exercise the supreme Magisterium,’ above all in an Ecumenical Council. When the Church through its supreme Magisterium proposes a doctrine ‘for belief as being divinely revealed,’ and as the teaching of Christ, the definitions ‘must be adhered to with the obedience of faith.’ This infallibility extends as far as the deposit of divine Revelation itself." (Catechism of the Catholic Church, The Profession of Faith, Section Two, Paragraph 4, Subsection I,#889 - 891.http://www.christusrex.org/www1/CDHN/church4.... ).
"The infallibility of the Magisterium of the Pastors extends to all the elements of doctrine, including moral doctrine, without which the saving truths of the faith cannot be preserved, expounded, or observed." (Catechism of the Catholic Church, Part Three, Section One, Chapter Three, Article 3, Subsection III,#2051.http://www.christusrex.org/www1/CDHN/holy.htm... ).

Does the SDA church also claim infallibility – or whatever the Church does or teaches is correct and needs no repentance?
Seventh-day Adventist Church

The SDA church hierarchical organization has never repented from the wrongs committed and the rejection of God’s truth since its earliest beginnings in 1903. For proof, see the book "Abomination of Desolation and Seventh-day Adventist Church History, Second Edition" at http://www.LightMinistries.com/id94.htm 

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Section E. Christ will set up His kingdom on earth at His second coming.
Roman Catholic Church

"Therefore peace being made, and every evil suppressed, that righteous King and Conqueror (Jesus Christ) will institute a great judgment on the earth respecting the living and the dead, and will deliver all the nations into subjection to the righteous who are alive, and will raise the righteous dead to eternal life, and will Himself reign with them on the earth..." (St Lactantius, The Epitome of the Divine Institutes, Chapter LXXII, in Early Church Fathers, Ante-Nicene Fathers, Vol. VII.http://www.ccel.org/fathers2/ANF_07/anf07_11.... ).
"Though already present in his Church, Christ's reign is nevertheless yet to be fulfilled "with power and great glory" by the King's return to earth....
"Before his Ascension Christ affirmed that the hour had not yet come for the glorious establishment of the messianic kingdom awaited by Israel[561] which, according to the prophets, was to bring all men the definitive order of justice, love and peace." (Catechism of the Catholic Church, The Profession of Faith, Section Two, Article 7, Subsection I,#671 & 672. http://www.christusrex.org/www1/CDHN/creed9.h... ).

Does the SDA church also believe that Christ will set up His kingdom on this earth at His second coming?
Seventh-day Adventist Church
"The signs He [Christ] predicted are taking place before our eyes. World conditions are precisely what He said they would be just before His second advent....
"What will happen when this new world Leader appears? What will the various governments do about it? How will the churches react? What will be the effect on the stock market? More important still, how will it affect individuals--you and me and everybody?...
"Now He is about to do it again [healing the sick], on a global scale. His coming invasion of the world will have a similar miraculous result. Hospitals and convalescent homes will be emptied, their one-time occupants bursting with new life and vigor...Thousands upon thousands [of insane in mental homes] will rejoice at His touch upon their poor, confused brains....
"Eventually raising the dead on a prodigious scale will be another of the first actions of the coming world Leader....
"When you come to think of it, this will be a novel way to start a new regime....
"Part of His master design is full employment for everybody. And the jobs He provides will never run out....Indeed the establishment of His kingdom will be the success story of the ages....
"In the not far distant future He will take over the government of our world and set up His own kingdom of righteousness and peace...all those who are accepted as citizens of His kingdom have to experience a radical change in their minds, so radical indeed that it will be as though they had started all over again, like being born anew. They will have to think differently, and act differently...They will have to stop acting like rebels and take their stand with the loyalists....
"Come, O man the world needs most! Come and bring an end to all strife and conflict! Come and make wars cease to the ends of the earth! Come and make all sick people well again! Come and restore the crippled and handicapped! Come and raise the dead! Come and take over the government of mankind! Come and commence Your reign of righteousness and peace! Come and bring in the glorious years of eternity!
"’Even so, come, Lord Jesus!’" (Arthur S. Maxwell, well known SDA author, in Man the World Needs Most, p 76-83, 93-96).
"We Still Believe...Jesus Will Usher in a New World Order....
"He will come to inaugurate a ‘new world order’ that will be unlike anything the world has known. Someday soon, you and I will live in that new world....If Jesus were to come tomorrow, would you be happy in the new world He will bring with Him?
"But neither democracy nor communism nor socialism is God's system. His eternal kingdom is built on different principles and will supersede all earthly governments and powers...and the next great event in the world history will happen when God sets up His kingdom that will last forever." (General Conference President, Robert Folkenberg, in We Still Believe, p 23, 28-29, 118-19).
"Thus shall we anticipate the establishment of God’s eternal kingdom of peace at the second advent of our Lord and Saviour, who is the Prince of peace." (Annual Council of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, in Adventist Review, December 5, 1985, p 19).
"...the establishment of the literal kingdom of God ushered in by the glorious second coming of Jesus Christ." (Douglas Devnich, Director of Public Affairs for the Canadian Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, in Ministry Magazine, November, 1983, p 24).
"We believe that soon Jesus will come to this world and usher in His kingdom of peace, joy, and righteousness." (General Conference President Neal C. Wilson, in Adventist Review, December 13, 1979, p 6).

#10. Religious Practices.
Section A. Celebrates the Eucharist.
Roman Catholic Church
"The sacrificial character of the Eucharist is manifested in the very words of institution: "This is my body which is given for you" and "This cup which is poured out for you is the New Covenant in my blood." In the Eucharist Christ gives us the very body which he gave up for us on the cross, the very blood which he "poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins."...
"Through the ministry of priests the spiritual sacrifice of the faithful is completed in union with the sacrifice of Christ the only Mediator, which in the Eucharist is offered through the priests' hands in the name of the whole Church in an unbloody and sacramental manner until the Lord himself comes....
"In the most blessed sacrament of the Eucharist ‘the body and blood, together with the soul and divinity, of our Lord Jesus Christ and, therefore, the whole Christ is truly, really, and substantially contained.’‘... it is presence in the fullest sense: that is to say, it is a substantial presence by which Christ, God and man, makes himself wholly and entirely present.’...
"The Eucharistic presence of Christ begins at the moment of the consecration and endures as long as the Eucharistic species subsist [thus fully under the control of and discretion of the priest]. Christ is present whole and entire in each of the species and whole and entire in each of their parts...
"Jesus awaits us in this sacrament of love. Let us not refuse the time to go to meet him in adoration, in contemplation full of faith, and open to making amends for the serious offenses and crimes of the world. Let our adoration never cease." (Catechism of the Catholic Church, Section Two, Chapter One, Article 3, Subsection V,#1365, 1369, 1374, 1377, 1380. http://www.christusrex.org/www1/CDHN/euch2.ht... ).
"...the Eucharist cannot unite us to Christ without at the same time cleansing us from past sins and preserving us from future sins...If, as often as his blood is poured out, it is poured for the forgiveness of sins, I should always receive it, so that it may always forgive my sins. Because I always sin, I should always have a remedy.[St. Ambrose, De Sacr. 4, 6, 28: PL 16, 446; cf. 1 Cor 11:26.]" (Catechism of the Catholic Church, Section Two, Chapter One, Article 3, Subsection VI,#1393.http://www.christusrex.org/www1/CDHN/euch2.ht... ).
Does the SDA church also celebrate the Eucharist?
Seventh-day Adventist Church

"Over one hundred theologians met in Lima, Peru, in January 1982, and recommended unanimously to transmit this agree statement--the Lima text--for the common study and official response of the churches. They represented virtually all the major church traditions: Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Old Catholic, Lutheran, Anglican, Reformed, Methodist, United, Disciples, Baptist, Adventist and Pentecostal.
"The churches' response to this agreed statement will be a vital step in the ecumenical process of ‘reception’." Baptism, Eucharist and Ministry, Faith and Order Paper #111, back cover, published by the World Council of Churches, 1982.
"Recent research clearly reveals that there is no consensus among scholars on some of the most critical issues pertaining to the eucharist....this central celebration of the Christian church....The purpose of this essay is primarily to show how Seventh-day Adventist understanding of the eucharist or the Lord's supper...[and] to highlight Adventist understanding and practice of the eucharist...

"On occasion Seventh-day Adventists refer to the eucharist as a sacrament....Being conscious of the sacredness of the celebration of the eucharist, Adventists engage in a personal preparation that includes self-examination...In preparation for the celebration of the eucharist Seventh-day Adventists practice the washing of feet..." Written response of the Seventh-day Adventist Church Council on Inter-Church Relations, November, 1985, published in Churches Respond to BEM (Baptism, Eucharist, and Ministry), vol 2, p 341-343, published by the World Council of Churches in 1986. 
"And we could go on if space permitted – to mention the WCC's... accentuation of the Holy Spirit and the Eucharist. All of these emphases fit into the ambit of the three angels' messages." (Roy Adams, Associate Editor of the Adventist Review, in Adventist Review, May 2, 1991, p 10).
"SDAs Staff Booth at [Roman Catholic] Eucharistic Congress" (Adventist Review, February 6, 1986, p 29).

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Section B. Celebrates Easter Sunday Services.
Roman Catholic Church

"Holy Mother Church believes that she should celebrate the saving work of her divine Spouse in a sacred commemoration on certain days throughout the course of the year. Once each week, on the day which she has called the Lord's Day [Sunday], she keeps the memory of the Lord's resurrection. She also celebrates it once every year, together with his blessed Passion, at Easter, that most solemn of all feasts....
"Therefore Easter is not simply one feast among others, but the ‘Feast of feasts,’ the ‘Solemnity of solemnities,’ just as the Eucharist is the "Sacrament of sacraments" (the Great Sacrament). St. Athanasius calls Easter ‘the Great Sunday’ and the Eastern Churches call Holy Week ‘the Great Week.’" (Catechism of the Catholic Church, Part Two, Section One, Chapter Two, Article 1, Subsection III,#1163 & 1169.http://www.christusrex.org/www1/CDHN/paschal3... ).

Does the SDA church also celebrate Easter Sunday services?
Seventh-day Adventist Church
"Good Adventist news for Easter – For the first time in denominational history a television network – CBS – will broadcast an Easter Sunday service from a SDA church. The program,`Festival of Hope,' will originate from the Camarillo Adventist Church in California. The speaker will be Elder Roger Bothwell, pastor of the College Church at Pacific Union College. WCBS, New York City, will carry the service this Sunday [April 22] at 11 a.m (8 a.m. Camarillo time) as will CBS affiliates in Roanoke, Boston, Tampa, Bismark, Minot, Madison, Williston, Cincinnati, Champaign, San Antonio, Columbus, Huntsville, St. Louis, La Crosse and Tuscaloosa. Some 20 other affiliated stations will carry the program on a delayed basis. Unfortunately, the CBS affiliate in Washington, D.C., WDVM, will not carry the program." (General Conference Weekly Press Relations Newsletter, Spring, 1984.(see also Adventist Review, March 29, 1984, p 31).
"Bob Hunter, pastor of the Stone Mountain, Georgia,[SDA] church, delivered the Easter message at the sunrise service atop Georgia's Stone Mountain. The Service was attended by some 4,000 people and was covered by three of the local Atlanta television stations. The service was videotaped and aired on Stone Mountain church's television program,‘Discovery.’" Southern Tidings (Official journal of the Southern Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists), in August, 1985, p 19.

Other SDA churches that have been holding Easter Sunday services are: 
California's Burbank SDA church (see Pacific Union Recorder, March 6, 1989, p 26). 
California's Elmshaven SDA church (see Recorder, June 16, 1986, p 21). 
California's La Sierra Collegiate church (see Recorder, July 18, 1988, p 22). 
California's Riverside SDA church (see Recorder, June 16, 1986, p 16). 
California's Santa Ana Spanish SDA church (see Recorder, June 1, 1987, p 8). 
California's Sunnyvale SDA church (see Church Bulletin, April 11, 1987). 
California's Thousand Oaks SDA church (see Recorder, June 3, 1991, p 21. 
California's White Memorial SDA church (see Church Bulletin, April 11, 1987). 
Hawaii's Aiea SDA church (see Recorder, June 20, 1988, p 17). 
Montana's Jordan SDA church (see Gleaner, June 16, 1986, p 18). 
Ohio's Toledo First SDA Church (see Church Bulletin, April 3, 1993). 
Oregon's (Portland) University Park SDA church (see Gleaner, May 5, 1986, p 17). 
Oregon's Mount Tabor SDA church (see Gleaner, July 7, 1986, p 24). 
Washington's Pasco Riverview SDA church (see Gleaner, May 19, 1986, p 13). 
Washington, D.C.'s Review and Herald (see Adventist Review, April 27, 1989, p 7). 

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Section C. Sunday is referred to as the Lord’s Day.
Roman Catholic Church
"'By a tradition handed down from the apostles which took its origin from the very day of Christ's Resurrection, the Church celebrates the Paschal mystery every seventh day, which day is appropriately called the Lord’s Day or Sunday.'[SC 106.] The day of Christ's Resurrection is both the first day of the week, the memorial of the first day of creation, and the 'eighth day,' on which Christ after his 'rest' on the great sabbath inaugurates the 'day that the Lord has made,' the 'day that knows no evening.'[Byzantine liturgy.] The Lord's Supper is its center, for there the whole community of the faithful encounters the risen Lord who invites them to his banquet:[Cf. Jn 21:12 ; Lk 24:30 .] The Lord's day, the day of Resurrection, the day of Christians, is our day. It is called the Lord's day because on it the Lord rose victorious to the Father. If pagans call it the 'day of the sun,' we willingly agree, for today the light of the world is raised, today is revealed the sun of justice with healing in his rays.[St. Jerome, Pasch.: CCL 78, 550.]" (Catechism of the Catholic Church, Part Two, Subsection III,#1166. http://www.christusrex.org/www1/CDHN/paschal3... ).
"Sunday is expressly distinguished from the sabbath which it follows chronologically every week; for Christians its ceremonial observance replaces that of the sabbath. In Christ's Passover, Sunday fulfills the spiritual truth of the Jewish sabbath and announces man's eternal rest in God. For worship under the Law prepared for the mystery of Christ, and what was done there prefigured some aspects of Christ:[Cf. 1 Cor 10:11 .] Those who lived according to the old order of things have come to a new hope, no longer keeping the sabbath, but the Lord's Day, in which our life is blessed by him and by his death.[St. Ignatius of Antioch, Ad Magn. 9, 1: SCh 10, 88.](Catechism of the Catholic Church, Section Two, Chapter One, Article 2 , Subsection III,# 2175.http://www.christusrex.org/www1/CDHN/comm2.ht... ).

Does the SDA church also refers to Sunday as the Lord’s day?
Seventh-day Adventist Church

"...the phrase ‘the Lord's day’ in Revelation 1:10....More attention should be given to the possibility that the phrase refers to an annual resurrection [Sunday] celebration." (The Sabbath in Scripture and History, p 127, published by the Seventh-day Adventist Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1982).

Samuel Bacchiocchi, Professor of Church History and Theology at Andrews Seventh-day Adventist University, is a well-known SDA lecturer who has presented his "Lord’s Day Seminars" to many SDA churches, and he wrote a book entitled "From Sabbath To Sunday", wherein the "Lord's day" is referred to as being Sunday and not Saturday over 51 times in just the first 160 pages of this 369 page book!
In reference to Revelation 1:10 – "I [John] was in the Spirit on the Lord's day" – Bacchiocchi argues that the "Lord's day" is not the Seventh day Sabbath, but it either refers to a weekly Sunday, or an Easter Sunday, or it refers to the time of Christ's second coming (see p 111-113). He calls the keeping of the moral Sabbath of the 4th commandment a "Jewish tradition" (p 13), a "Jewish religious institution" (p 163), and states that "the eighth day (Sunday – the day after the Sabbath) far surpassed the seventh day" (p 283). He also states that Paul was warning against those who would promote Seventh-day Sabbath keeping "as indispensable aids to Christian perfection" (p 356). And then he sums up his whole book in the very last sentence by stating:
"...Paul rejected the Sabbath as a means of salvation but accepted it as a shadow pointing to the substance which belongs to Christ." (Dr. Samuel Bacchiocchi, in From Sabbath To Sunday, p 368-369, published by the Pontifical Gregorian University Press, Rome in 1977, IMPRIMATUR by R.P. Herve Carrier, S.I., University Rector).

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Section D. Church services held on Sunday.
Roman Catholic Church

"Sunday is the pre-eminent day for the liturgical assembly, when the faithful gather ‘to listen to the word of God and take part in the Eucharist, thus calling to mind the Passion, Resurrection, and glory of the Lord Jesus, and giving thanks to God who "has begotten them again, by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead" unto a living hope’..." (Catechism of the Catholic Church, Part Two, Subsection III,#1167.http://www.christusrex.org/www1/CDHN/paschal3... ).

Does the SDA church also hold Sunday worship church services?
Seventh-day Adventist Church

"ON SUNDAY, MAY 19, our oldest church in New Zealand, Ponsonby, has been chosen as the venue for a nationwide televised church service--one of only six such services in NZ in 1985. This will be the occasion of Pastor Neal Wilson's visit, and plans for the music and youth scripture reading are under way--not to mention working bees on the church!" Record, April 13, 1985, p 16.
"Adventist Sunday church...Deeply committed members of the 600-member Mountain View church (in Las Vegas, Nevada) launched their (‘52-week’‘Sunday morning worship service’) experiment on Easter weekend...Each Sunday (throughout an entire year)(SDA pastor Tim) Dunfield presents a clearly Adventist message...They hope that this model can be replicated (by SDA churches) in other cities across this country." (Pacific Union Recorder, February, 2000, p 34-35).

Section E. Upholds Sunday Laws.
Roman Catholic Church
"Thus, religion and moral and physical well-being are one in demanding this periodic rest, and for many centuries now the Church has set aside Sunday as a special day of rest for the faithful, on which they participate in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, the memorial and application of Christ's redemptive work for souls.
"Heavy in heart, We cannot but deplore the growing tendency in certain quarters to disregard this sacred law, if not to reject it outright. This attitude must inevitably impair the bodily and spiritual health of the workers, whose welfare We have so much at heart.
"In the name of God, therefore, and for the sake of the material and spiritual interests of men, We call upon all, public authorities, employers and workers, to observe the precepts of God and His Church and to remember their grave responsibilities before God and society." (Pope John XXIII, in Mater Et Magistra, Encyclical promulgated on May 15, 1961,# 251-253. http://www.papalencyclicals.net/John23/j23mat... ).
"And in like manner, in the case of the worker, there are many things which the power of the State should protect; and, first of all, the goods of his soul. For however good and desirable mortal life be, yet it is not the ultimate goal for which we are born, but a road only and a means for perfecting, through knowledge of truth and love of good, the life of the soul. The soul bears the express image and likeness of God, and there resides in it that sovereignty through the medium of which man has been bidden to rule all created nature below him and to make all lands and all seas serve his interests....in this connection a man cannot even by his own free choice allow himself to be treated in a way inconsistent with his nature, and suffer his soul to be enslaved; for there is no question here of rights belonging to man, but of duties owed to God, which are to be religiously observed.
"Hence follows necessary cessation from toil and work on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation. Let no one, however, understand this in the sense of greater indulgence of idle leisure, and much less in the sense of that kind of cessation from work, such as many desire, which encourages vice and promotes wasteful spending of money, but solely in the sense of a repose from labor made sacred by religion. Rest combined with religion calls man away from toil and the business of daily life to admonish him to ponder on heavenly goods and to pay his just and due homage to the Eternal Deity. This is especially the nature, and this the cause, of the rest to be taken on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation, and God has sanctioned the same in the Old Testament by a special law:‘Remember thou keep holy the Sabbath Day,’ and He Himself taught it by His own action; namely the mystical rest taken immediately after He had created man:‘He hath rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done.’...

"Let the worker be exhorted to the worship of God and the pursuit of piety, especially to religious observance of Sundays and Holy Days. Let him learn to reverence and love the Church, the common Mother of all, and likewise to observe her precepts and to frequent her Sacraments, which are the divine means for purifying the soul from the status of sin and for attaining sanctity." (Pope Leo XIII, Rerum Novarum (On the Condition of the Working Classes), Encyclical promulgated on May 15, 1891,#57-58 & 77. http://www.newadvent.org/docs/le13rn.htm ).
"[It is error to believe that] The Church ought to be separated from the State, and the State from the Church." (Pope Pius IX, The Syllabus (of Errors), Issued in 1864, Section VI, Errors About Civil Society, Considered Both in Itself and in its Relation to the Church,#55. http://www.ewtn.com/library/PAPALDOC/P9SYLL.H... ).
"For several centuries, Christians observed Sunday simply as a day of worship, without being able to give it the specific meaning of Sabbath rest. Only in the fourth century did the civil law of the Roman Empire recognize the weekly recurrence, determining that on "the day of the sun" the judges, the people of the cities and the various trade corporations would not work. Christians rejoiced to see thus removed the obstacles which until then had sometimes made observance of the Lord's Day heroic. They could now devote themselves to prayer in common without hindrance.
"It would therefore be wrong to see in this legislation of the rhythm of the week a mere historical circumstance with no special significance for the Church and which she could simply set aside. Even after the fall of the Empire, the Councils did not cease to insist upon the arrangements regarding Sunday rest. In countries where Christians are in the minority and where the festive days of the calendar do not coincide with Sunday, it is still Sunday which remains the Lord's Day, the day on which the faithful come together for the Eucharistic assembly. But this involves real sacrifices. For Christians it is not normal that Sunday, the day of joyful celebration, should not also be a day of rest, and it is difficult for them to keep Sunday holy if they do not have enough free time.
"By contrast, the link between the Lord's Day and the day of rest in civil society has a meaning and importance which go beyond the distinctly Christian point of view. The alternation between work and rest, built into human nature, is willed by God himself, as appears in the creation story in the Book of Genesis (cf. 2:2-3; Ex 20:8-11): rest is something ‘sacred’, because it is man's way of withdrawing from the sometimes excessively demanding cycle of earthly tasks in order to renew his awareness that everything is the work of God. There is a risk that the prodigious power over creation which God gives to man can lead him to forget that God is the Creator upon whom everything depends. It is all the more urgent to recognize this dependence in our own time, when science and technology have so incredibly increased the power which man exercises through his work.
"Finally, it should not be forgotten that even in our own day work is very oppressive for many people, either because of miserable working conditions and long hours – especially in the poorer regions of the world -- or because of the persistence in economically more developed societies of too many cases of injustice and exploitation of man by man. When, through the centuries, she has made laws concerning Sunday rest, the Church has had in mind above all the work of servants and workers, certainly not because this work was any less worthy when compared to the spiritual requirements of Sunday observance, but rather because it needed greater regulation to lighten its burden and thus enable everyone to keep the Lord's Day holy. In this matter, my predecessor Pope Leo XIII in his Encyclical Rerum Novarum spoke of Sunday rest as a worker's right which the State must guarantee.

"In our own historical context there remains the obligation to ensure that everyone can enjoy the freedom, rest and relaxation which human dignity requires, together with the associated religious, family, cultural and interpersonal needs which are difficult to meet if there is no guarantee of at least one day of the week on which people can both rest and celebrate. Naturally, this right of workers to rest presupposes their right to work and, as we reflect on the question of the Christian understanding of Sunday, we cannot but recall with a deep sense of solidarity the hardship of countless men and women who, because of the lack of jobs, are forced to remain inactive on workdays as well.
"Therefore, also in the particular circumstances of our own time, Christians will naturally strive to ensure that civil legislation respects their duty to keep Sunday holy. In any case, they are obliged in conscience to arrange their Sunday rest in a way which allows them to take part in the Eucharist, refraining from work and activities which are incompatible with the sanctification of the Lord's Day, with its characteristic joy and necessary rest for spirit and body." (Pope John Paul II, in Dies Domini (To the Bishops, Clergy and Faithful of the Catholic Church on Keeping the Lord’s Day Holy), Apostolic Letter promulgated on May 31, 1998, Chapter IV,#64-67.
http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/john_paul_i... ).
Does the SDA church also uphold Sunday laws?
Seventh-day Adventist Church
"Elder (W. John) Arthur, Secretary of the British Union Conference (of Seventh-day Adventists), informed the student body (at Newbold SDA College in England) that he had some ‘good news’. He went on to say that he had recently sent two letters, one to the Prime Minister (Margaret Thatcher, dated March 27, 1986) and the other to the Secretary of the Evangelical Alliance (Clive R. Calver, dated February 27, 1986), in which he had given Adventist support to those in opposition to the proposed repeal of the British Sunday trading laws....Elder Arthur was asked whether any of the (SDA) field leaders he had consulted had been opposed to sending the letters. His answer was no, there had been no opposition, and all reaction received was positive." (Nicholas P. Miller, Editor of the Prism (Student Newspaper of Newbold College), in Prism, May, 1986, p 6 & 12).
"Dear Mr Calver....I am writing primarily with reference to the proposed legislation concerning Sunday Trading....we feel it is better for Christians in this day and age at least to reserve one day a week for worship rather than no day at all. For this reason we would support your campaign against a general secularization of the ‘British Sunday’." (W. John Arthur, Vice-President of the British Union Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, to Mr Clive R. Calver, General Secretary of the Evangelical Alliance in London, February 27, 1986).
"Dear Mrs Thatcher....Our feeling as a church is that it would be better for one day each week to be retained as a day of rest and worship rather than no day at all. We would therefore respectfully request you and your colleagues in government to reconsider the proposals (to repeal the Sunday Trading laws already in existence and being enforced) contained in the Sunday Trading Bill." (W. John Arthur, Vice-President of the British Union Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, to Mrs Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister of England, March 27, 1986).

After examining these major similarities between the Roman Catholic Church and the Seventh-day Adventist Church, what is the only possible conclusion that any honest-hearted and unprejudiced follower of Christ can come to? We will let the Seventh-day Adventist Church leadership answer this pertinent question:
"...there is another universal and truly catholic organization, the Seventh-day Adventist Church." (Neal C. Wilson, General Conference President of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, in Adventist Review, March 5, 1981, p 3).
So what has the Seventh-day Adventist Church learned from the Roman Catholic Church? Exactly how to image the Beast!
The SDA leadership have formed the organizational structure of the SDA church into another Roman Catholic hierarchy. They have made the General Conference President into another pope – the "first minister" "spiritual leader" "shepherd, guardian, guide and captain" of all SDA church members. And they have succeeded in exchanging the truths of God’s word for the falsehoods of Romanism! The SDA Church leadership have indeed entered into and has firmly established a "new organization", and the SDA people are being held captive within "another universal and truly catholic organization" with just the name "Seventh-day Adventist" covering it! And what does God solemnly declare to all His people in regards to the beast or its image?
"And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, if any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, the same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: and the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name....
"And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication...And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities." Revelation 14:9-11, 18:1-5.
May God help us all to make Him alone our Supreme Pastor, First Minister, Leader, Shepherd, Guardian, Guide and Captain in our lives. May God help us to escape from all churches which image Roman Catholicism, and instead join Christ and thereby become part of His true church. May God help us all to seek His grace and strength to unerringly follow His word, regardless of our own preferences or ideas. And what is God’s will?
"Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away." 2 Timothy 3:5.
"And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them." Ephesians 5:11.

"Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? Or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? For ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, and will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty." 2 Corinthians 6:14-18. 
"Depart ye, depart ye, go ye out from thence, touch no unclean thing; go ye out of the midst of her; be ye clean, that bear the vessels of the Lord." Isaiah 52:11. 
"My people have been lost sheep: their shepherds (church leaders) have caused them to go astray...they have forgotten their resting place (in God alone)....Remove out of the midst of Babylon...Flee out of the midst of Babylon, and deliver every man his soul: be not cut off in her iniquity....My people, go ye out of the midst of her, and deliver ye every man his soul from the fierce anger of the Lord." Jeremiah 50:6, 8, 51:6, 45.
"In amazement they hear the testimony that Babylon is the church, fallen because of her errors and sins, because of her rejection of the truth sent to her from Heaven." (Ellen G. White, in Spirit of Prophecy, vol 4, p 424 or Great Controversy, p 606-607).

"In amazement they hear the testimony that Babylon is the church, fallen because of her errors and sins, because of her rejection of the truth sent to her from Heaven." (Ellen G. White, in Spirit of Prophecy, vol 4, p 424 or Great Controversy, p 606-607).

Not one word of this documented material can be denied...even to EGW saying ..."In amazement they hear the testimony that Babylon is the church, fallen because of her errors and sins, because of her rejection of the truth sent to her from Heaven." 

The Little Horn has not received truth sent to her from heaven if any SDA were honest they would have to say EGW is speaking again of Laodecia the Seventh=day Adventist church. 

http://www.topix.com/forum/religion/seventh-day-adventist/TJ2V613V9VEG3TIJ7


"The people were wholly deceived. They were taught that the popes and priests were Christ's representatives, when in fact they were the representatives of Satan, and those who bowed to them worshipped Satan." Early Writings, p 214. 

Sun 
worship symbols: http://www.abbaswatchman.com/news%20sun%20god%20symbols.html


Who IS the Synagogue of Satan? What church would dare admit to fulfilling this prophecy??? https://sites.google.com/site/theendtimewarning/who-is-the-synagogue-of-satan

No wonder Inspiration intimated that if we studied Daniel and Revelation more closely, we "may have less to say in some lines, in regard to the Roman power and the Papacy.E.G. White, Testimonies to Ministers and Gospel Workers, p. 112. Evangelism, p. 577.1)

The world church is governed by a General Conference PRESIDENT, with smaller regions administered by divisions, union conferences and local conferences. It currently has a worldwide baptized membership of about 17.2 million people.[9] As of May 2007, it was the twelfth-largest religious body in the world,[10] and the sixth-largest highly international religious body.[11] It has a missionary presence in over 200 countries and territories and is ethnically and culturally diverse.[1][12] The church operates numerous schools, hospitals and publishing houses worldwide, as well as a humanitarian aid organization known as the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA).

Organization

[edit]Structure and polity

The Seventh-day Adventist church is governed by a form of democraticrepresentation which resembles the presbyterian system of church organization. Four levels of organization exist within the world church.[55][56]

  1. The local church is the foundation level of organizational structure and is the public face of the denomination. Every baptized Adventist is a member of a local church and has voting powers within that church.
  2. Directly above the local church is the "local conference" or "local mission". The local conference/mission is an organization of churches within a state, province or territory (or part thereof) which appoints ministers, owns church land and organizes the distribution of tithes and payments to ministers.
  3. Above the local conference is the "union conference" or "union mission" which embodies a number of local conferences/missions within a larger territory.
  4. The highest level of governance within the church structure is the General Conference which consists of 13 "Divisions", each assigned to various geographic locations. The General Conference is the church authority and has the final say in matters of conjecture and administrative issues. The General Conference is headed by the office of President; in June 2010 Dr. Jan Paulsen retired leading to the selection of Dr. Ted N.C. Wilson by the General Conference Nominating Committee. The General Conference head office is in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Each organization is governed by a general "session" which occurs at certain intervals. This is usually when administrative decisions are made. The president of the General Conference, for instance, is elected at the General Conference Sessionevery five years. Delegates to a session are appointed by organizations at a lower level. For example, each local church appoints delegates to a conference session. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seventh-day_Adventist_Church

Doctrines

Critics such as evangelical Anthony Hoekema (who felt Adventists were more in agreement with Arminianism), argue that some Adventist doctrines are heterodox. Several teachings which have come under scrutiny are the annihilationist view ofhell, the investigative judgment (and a related view of the atonement), and the Sabbath; in addition, Hoekema also claims that Adventist doctrine suffers from legalism.[79]

While critics such as Hoekema have classified Adventism as a sectarian group on the basis of its atypical doctrines,[16][17] it has been accepted as more mainstream by Protestant evangelicals since its meetings and discussion with evangelicals in the 1950s.[80] Notably, Billy Graham invited Adventists to be part of his crusades after Eternity, a conservative Christian magazine edited by Donald Barnhouse, asserted in 1956 that Adventists are Christians, and also later stated, "They are sound on the great New Testament doctrines including grace and redemption through the vicarious offering of Jesus Christ 'once for all'".[81] Walter Martin, who is considered by many to be the father of the counter-cult apologetics movement within evangelicalism, authored The Truth About Seventh-day Adventists (1960) which marked a turning point in the way Adventism was viewed.[82][83]

"...it is perfectly possible to be a Seventh-day Adventist and be a true follower of Jesus Christ despiteheterodox concepts..."

— Walter Martin, Kingdom of the Cults[84]

Later on Martin planned to write a new book on Seventh-day Adventism, with the assistance of Kenneth R. Samples.[85]Samples subsequently authored "From Controversy to Crisis: An Updated Assessment of Seventh-day Adventism", which upholds Martin's view "for that segment of Adventism which holds to the position stated in QOD, and further expressed in the Evangelical Adventist movement of the last few decades." However, Samples also claimed that "Traditional Adventism" appeared "to be moving further away from a number of positions taken in QOD," and at least at Glacier View seemed to have "gained the support of many administrators and leaders".[86]  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seventh-day_Adventist_Church

"Where Edom (Iran) is used in a spiritual sense it symbolizes Esau. He is the one who should have inherited the birthright but sold it for a bowl of pottage, just as the conference church sold their birthright to the Evangelicals, in the 1950ʼs, for a bowl of pottage. Esau was the twin brother of Jacob. They represent the division in the church today. Jacob represents the true remnant, who now possess the birthright." Read more about this here: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B2nmi6r-BcI3dkpRWHplcTZrcFk/edit?usp=sharing


Just as the conference church sold their birthright to the Evangelicals, in the 1950ʼs, for a bowl of pottage. (because they did not want to be labeled a "cult", a "sect" but rather wanted to be accepted into the World Council of Churches as a "trinity believer".

Biblically this "man" who stands at the head of "another" religious body" could not be a Pope! Yes, the Bible does state that the USA born "image to the beast" will pay homage to the Leopard-like Beast, but, we have already seen that the Leopard-like Beast is not the Papacy alone, but in fact, represents a system akin to the Papacy in the Western world model or system. Again, the Bible did not say that the USA will tell the world to worship the "head" but the "beast"-the system!

"When the churches of our land, uniting upon such points of faith as are held by them in common, shall influence the state to enforce their decrees and sustain their institutions, then will protestant America have formed an image of the Roman hierarchy." Spirit of Prophecy, vol 4, p 278.

"The Lord has shown me clearly that the image of the beast will be formed before probation closes; for it is to be the great test for the people of God, by which their eternal destiny will be decided....Rev 13:11-17....This is the test that the people of God must have before they are sealed." SDA Bible Commentary, vol 7, p 976 col 1.

"Apostasy has come in to our ranks as it came in to Heaven, and all who unite with Satan in this kind of work will act on the same principles Satan has worked." Manuscript Releases, vol 7, p 178 (Letter 156, 1897).

"The Protestant sects, were the next to come on the stage and act out the same mind that the mother had when she persecuted the saints." E.G. White, Spalding-Meagan Collection, "Copy of Three Visitors."

"The image to the beast represents ANOTHER religious body clothed with similar powers." The Story of Redemption, p. 381.2The Spirit of Prophecy Volume 4, p. 277.2

"Let not the days pass by and precious opportunities be lost of seeking the Lord with all the heart and mind and soul. If we accept not the truth in the love of it, we may be among the number who will see the miracles wrought by Satan in these last days, and believe them.—Letter 136, April 27, 1906, to Brethren Butler, Daniells, and Irwin. (Ellen White, 1906, This Day with God, page 126)

Modern SDA church now says

  • "God is glad for us to go to church BOTH days [Saturday and Sunday]. He wants us to worship Him BOTH days." (ST, 3/1990, p. 22-23).  
  • And the trinity of gods doctrine “is not found expressly stated in the scriptures.” (AR 8/20/93 P-8) 
  • “Only by faith can we accept the existence of the Trinity." AR, Vol. 158, No. 31, p. 4. 

"And to take the place of the word of God he [Satan] holds our spiritual manifestations. Here is a channel wholly under his control; by this means he can make the world believe what he will." Great Controversy, p. 557

“In this age of the world there is no safety in departing from a plain "Thus saith the Lord," however wise and correct the human assumption may appear. Tradition in names and books is nothing. God's word is everything. The wisdom of the wisest man that lives is foolishness if it swerves one jot or tittle from the word of the living God. God lives, God reigns, and He declares, "Them that honor me I will honor." Of those who place their sophistry above a plain "Thus saith the Lord," God says, "I will make their wisdom foolishness." {BTS, May 1, 1913 par. 3}

The great movement that Wycliffe inaugurated, which was to liberate the conscience and the intellect, and set free the nations so long bound to the triumphal car of Rome, had its spring in the Bible. Here was the source of that stream of blessing, which, like the water of life, has flowed down the ages since the fourteenth century. Wycliffe accepted the Holy Scriptures with implicit faith as the inspired revelation of God's will, a sufficient rule of faith and practice. He had been educated to regard the Church of Rome as the divine, infallible authority, and to accept with unquestioning reverence the established teachings and customs of a thousand years; but he turned away from all these to listen to God's holy word. This was the authority which he urged the people to acknowledge. Instead of the church speaking through the pope, he declared the only true authority to be the voice of God speaking through His word. And he taught not only that the Bible is a perfect revelation of God's will, but that the Holy Spirit is its only interpreter, and that every man is, by the study of its teachings, to learn his duty for himself. Thus he turned the minds of men from the pope and the Church of Rome to the word of God. Great Controversy, p. 93

So the "man" who stands at the head of "ANOTHER RELIGIOUS BODY" would be the 666. 

Although the SDA denomination is Protestant, it has ironically developed a Roman Catholic style hierarchical system.

But not only did the leadership admit that the SDA church structure is definitely hierarchical, but they also finally admitted that it resembles Roman Catholicism!

"ANOTHER" Religious Body" 

     Douglas Devnich, president of the SDA Canadian Union, stated:
     "The Seventh-day Adventist Church follows a model of organizational order in the church which is modified from the orders of Roman Catholicism, but it retains the same notions of clerical order which separates the members of the Church into two classes--clergy and laity." Messenger, December, 1993, p 2.

 Sister Ellen White warned that the General Conference leadership were "pursuing a similar course to that of the Roman Catholics" (Manuscript Releases, vol 9, p 179--Letter 53, 1894); that they were trying to make the General Conference "like Rome, the great head of the work" (Manuscript Release #133, p 27--Letter 71, April 8, 1894); and that they were already "following in the track of Romanism" (Testimonies to Ministers, p 362).
     Not only was Sister White sounding the warning, but so did other faithful brethren--such as Percy T. Magan.  During the General Conference Session of 1903, before the new constitution was officially adopted, brother Magan obtained the floor and warned:
     "The proposed new constitution reverses the reformatory steps that were taken...in the constitution of 1901....but I want to say to you that any man who has ever read Neander's History of the Christian Church, Mosheim's, or any other of the great church historians...can come to no other conclusion but that the principles which are to be brought in through this proposed constitution, and in the way in which they are brought in, are the same principles, and introduced in precisely the same way, as they were hundreds of years ago when the papacy was made." 1903 General Conference Bulletin, p 150.

     For those who find this a little hard to believe, Sister White clearly wrote that "Our religion would be changed....A new organization would be established" (Selected Messages, book 1, p 204-05).  She also issued a warning to every SDA about the great changes that would take place in the SDA church.
     "I am charged to tell our people, that do not realize, that the devil has device after device, and he carries them out in ways that they do not expect.  Satan's agencies will invent ways to make sinners out of saints.
     "I tell you now, that when I am laid to rest, great changes will take place.
     "I do not know when I shall be taken; and I desire to warn all against the devices of the devil.
     "I want the people to know that I warned them fully before my death." Manuscript 1, February 24, 1915.

The Shocking "ANOTHER" Religious Body" Fulfillment:

And in the Adventist Review of March 5, 1981, on page 3, Neal C. Wilson, General Conference President of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, states: 

"...there is 
ANOTHER universal and TRULY CATHOLIC ORGANIZATION, the SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH."

"The image to the beast represents ANOTHER religious body clothed with similar powers."

"Let not the days pass by and precious opportunities be lost of seeking the Lord with all the heart and mind and soul. If we accept not the truth in the love of it, we may be among the number who will see the miracles wrought by Satan in these last days, and believe them.—Letter 136, April 27, 1906, to Brethren Butler, Daniells, and Irwin. (Ellen White, 1906, This Day with God, page 126)

“I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead.” With God outward show weighs nothing. The outward forms of religion, without the love of God in the soul, are utterly worthless. S.D.A. Bible Commentary Vol. 7, Page 958

"At the local conference level the Seventh-day Adventist church has a representative form of government, above that level the polity of the Seventh-day Adventist is hierarchical: authority flows downward and members in local congregations have virtually no voice.... the Seventh-day Adventist church is a closed, self-operating, and self-perpetuating system, similar to the Roman Catholic church, in which those in authority are not responsible to lower echelons. Above the local conference level, those in authority are not elected by, representative of, or administratively accountable to, local congregations or the membership at large." (Raymond F. Cottrell, former Associate Editor of the Adventist Review and the Seventh-day Adventist Bible Commentary, in Spectrum (Journal of Association of Adventist Forums), vol 14, #4, March, 1984, p 42).

"...There is another universal and truly catholic organization, the Seventh-day Adventist Church." (Neal C. Wilson, General Conference President of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, in Adventist Review, March 5, 1981, p 3).

"I saw that the two-horned beast had a dragon's mouth, and that his power was in his head, and that the decree would go out of his mouth. Then I saw the Mother of Harlots; that the mother (Papacy) was not the daughters, but separate and distinct from them. She (the Papacy) has had her day, and it is past, and her daughters, the Protestant sects, were the next to come on the stage and act out the same mind that the mother (Papacy) had when she persecuted the saints. I saw that as the mother has been declining in power the daughters had been growing and soon they will exercise the power once exercised by the mother." E.G. White, Spalding-Meagan Collection, "Copy of Three Visitors."

"I saw that as the mother has been declining in power the daughters had been growing and soon they will exercise the power once exercised by the mother." Spalding and Magan Collection, p. 1.4

Obviously the Enemy wants us to focus in one direction while he attacks from another. While we trace the Papacy's every move, the real danger lurks behind us, waiting to snag our unwary souls into his honed craws.


ANOTHER religious bodyImage (copy of its doctrines and methods) to the Beast: "The Seventh-day Adventist Church is essentially a hierarchical system..." (Bruce Manners, Associate Editor of the Record (the Official Paper of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, South Pacific Division), in the Record, June 23, 1990, p 2).



Beast
: "The Church is both visible and spiritual, a hierarchical society and the Mystical Body of Christ." (Catechism of the Catholic Church, The Profession of Faith, Section Two, Article 9, Paragraph 1, Section III, #779.http://www.christusrex.org/www1/CDHN/church1.html#MYSTERY).


Beast“'The state of life which is constituted by the profession of the evangelical counsels, while not entering into the hierarchical structure of the Church, belongs undeniably to her life and holiness.'” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, The Profession of Faith, Section Two, Article 9, Paragraph 4, Section III, #914.http://www.christusrex.org/www1/CDHN/church4.html#CONSECRATED).



Beast:
 
THE HIERARCHICAL CONSTITUTION OF THE CHURCH (Catechism of the Catholic Church, The Profession of Faith, Section Two, Article 9, Paragraph 4, Section I.http://www.christusrex.org/www1/CDHN/church4.html#CONSTITUTION).

Image (copy of its doctrines and methods) to the Beast: "The plain and undeniable fact is that the Seventh-day Adventist church is most assuredly not a ‘congregational’ one (although it contains elements of congregationalism) but is clearly of the...‘hierarchical’ variety." (Neal C. Wilson, Court Transcript of United States vs the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission vs the Pacific Press Publishing Association and the General Conference, Reply Brief for Defendants, Civil Case #74-2025 CBR, parentheses in original).

ANOTHER religious body - Image (copy of its doctrines and methods) to the Beast: "...the church governs by a method of organization...which embraces exactly, from a legal standpoint, the same kind of organization (in opposition to ‘congregationalism’) as is embraced by the term ‘hierarchical’." (Neal C. Wilson, Court Transcript of United States vs the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission vs the Pacific Press Publishing Association and the General Conference, Reply Brief for Defendants, Civil Case #74-2025, p 29, parenthesis in original).

ANOTHER religious body - Image (copy of its doctrines and methods) to the Beast: "The Seventh-day Adventist Church is essentially a hierarchical system..." (Bruce Manners, Associate Editor of the Record (the Official Paper of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, South Pacific Division), in the Record, June 23, 1990, p 2).



ANOTHER religious body - 
Image (copy of its doctrines and methods) to the Beast:  "The session [55th General Conference Session in 1990] has demonstrated the hierarchial nature of the church's administrative structure." (Gary Krause, Associate Editor of the Record, in the Record, August 4, 1990, p 2).

ANOTHER religious body - Image (copy of its doctrines and methods) to the Beast:  "...the official hierarchy of the (SDA) church..."(Walter Douglas, chair of the SDA Church History Department at the Andrews University Theological Seminary, in Adventist Review (the Official General Paper of the Seventh-day Adventist Church), Special Edition, October, 1994, p 51).

ANOTHER religious body - Image (copy of its (the beast=Catholic doctrines = Baptized Pagan traditions of men) doctrines and methods) to the Beast:  "...the structure of the Seventh-day Adventist Church is essentially hierarchical...The pyramid of church organization maintains equilibrium and sustains growth..."(Walter Scragg, President of the South Pacific Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, in the Record, June 23, 1990, p 4-5).

ANOTHER religious body - Image (copy of its doctrines and methods) to the Beast:  "The Seventh-day Adventist Church...maintains ...a hierarchical structure of church authority." (Neal C. Wilson, in the Court Transcript of the United States Secretary of Labor vs Pacific Union Conference and General Conference of Seventh-day Adventist Church, Case CV 75-3032-R, presided over by Judge Manuel L. Real, February 6, 1976).


ANOTHER religious body:

Biblically this "man" who stands at the head of "another" "religious body" could not be the Pope! Yes, the Bible does state that the USA born "image to the beast" will pay homage to the Leopard-like Beast, but, we have already seen that the Leopard-like Beast is not the Papacy alone, but in fact, represents the Western world model or system. Again, the Bible did not say that the USA will tell the world to worship the "head" but the "beast"-the system!

"When the churches of our land, uniting upon such points of faith as are held by them in common, shall influence the state to enforce their decrees and sustain their institutions, then will protestant America have formed an image of the Roman hierarchy." Spirit of Prophecy, vol 4, p 278.

 "The Lord has shown me clearly that the image of the beast will be formed before probation closes; for it is to be the great test for the people of God, by which their eternal destiny will be decided....Rev 13:11-17....This is the test that the people of God must have before they are sealed." SDA Bible Commentary, vol 7, p 976 col 1.


Let not the days pass by and precious opportunities be lost of seeking the Lord with all the heart and mind and soul. If we accept not the truth in the love of it, we may be among the number who will see the miracles wrought by Satan in these last days, and believe them.—Letter 136, April 27, 1906, to Brethren Butler, Daniells, and Irwin. (Ellen White, 1906, This Day with God, page 126)

 "Apostasy has come in to our ranks as it came in to Heaven, and all who unite with Satan in this kind of work will act on the same principles Satan has worked." Manuscript Releases, vol 7, p 178 (Letter 156, 1897).

     "Never before have I carried so sad a heart as since I have seen the apostasy of men and women who have had great light (1844-1894 SDA Doctrines)...but I have no power to change the seductive working of the enemy." Manuscript Releases, vol 7, p 193 (Letter 266, August 5, 1906).



The truth is that the Papacy will never again rule like she did in the Middle Ages. That's right! Never! Her time for dominance is over. Yes, she will be influential. Yes she will probably gloat over the homage paid her through a Sunday law, however, she will never again sit atop the world. We know. About now you're probably saying that old ideas die hard. Well, that may be true, but don't keep them alive.

"All who will not bow to the decree of the national councils and obey the national laws to exalt the Sabbath instituted by the man of sin, to the disregard to god's holy day, will feel, not the oppressive power of popery alone, but of the Protestant world, the Image of the Beast." E.G. White, Selected Messages, Book Two, p. 380.

Still skeptical? Consider the following inspired references: "This power is the last that treads down the true church of God and as the true church is still trodden down, and cast out by all Christendom, it follows that the last oppressive power has not 'come to his end;' and Michael has not stood up. This last power (SDA corp?) that treads down the saints is brought to view in Rev. 13:11 -18. His number is 666. . .James White, A Word to the Little Flock, pp. 8,9.

In our study we have come to learn that a church can fall and become fallen Babylon by meeting one of the three following conditions:“In amazement they hear the testimony that Babylon is the church, fallen because of her errors and sins, because of her rejection of the truth sent to her from heaven.” GC 606.

We firmly believe that the Seventh-day Adventist Church today has joined fallen Babylon, and is no longer corporately part of God’s remnant. We believe that there is overwhelming evidence in support of this conclusion. In such a life and death matter, we believe that God is providing ample evidence, to enable His true and faithful people to see the situation of the Church as He sees it, and to respond to His call by coming out of her.

The process, by which we were led to this inescapable conclusion about the Church’s status, “required much study and anxious care to search it out link after link.” 1T 79. We were greatly blessed in our study, by adhering to the weight of evidence principle, recommended by God’s servant, Ellen G. White: Those who desire to doubt will have plenty of room. God does not propose to remove all occasion for unbelief. He gives evidence, which must be carefully investigated with a humble mind and a teachable spirit, and all should decide from the weight of evidence.” 3T 255.

And since our study involved diligent search of the Spirit of Prophecy writings, we found the following inspired counsel to be most useful to remember: “Regarding the testimonies, nothing is ignored; nothing is cast aside; but time and place must be considered.1SM 57.

The underlying premise of our study is the fact that God did not immune the Seventh-day Adventist Church from falling.“In this day He has instituted no new plan to preserve the purity of His people.” 4T 165. In fact, He never immunizes any person or church from falling:“The Lord Jesus will always have a chosen people to serve Him. When the Jewish people rejected Christ, the Prince of life, He took from them the kingdom of God and gave it unto the Gentiles. God will continue to work on this principle with every branch of His workWhen a church proves unfaithful to the word of the Lord, whatever their position may be, however high and sacred their calling, the Lord can no longer work with themOthers are then chosen to bear important responsibilities.” 14Ms 102, UL 131.

How can there be such confident assurances today, as we clearly hear the denominational leaders trumpet from the pulpits of the land, “She is the ship of God, perhaps listing badly, yet we are assured that she is sailing steadfastly into the heavenly port…. STAY WITH THE SHIP!” “She is the ‘apple of God’s eye,’ ‘the remnant church.’ DON’T GIVE UP, NOW!” “Defective and feeble though she be, -- indeed, she is not perfect, -- but God will purify His church. THE APOSTATES WILL LEAVE! DON’T BE FOUND OUTSIDE WITH THEM.” “The church will appear as about to fall, BUT SHE WILL NOT FALL!Those who call the infallible Ladociean SDA corporate church Babylon are in apostasy - not us!” 

Does this sound familiar?!!!  

The messenger of the Lord warned us of this very thing happening a very long time ago: 

"
These men were constantly saying, “God is with us. We stand in the light. We have the truth.” I inquired who these men were, and was told that they were ministers and leading men who had rejected the light themselves, and were unwilling that others should receive it." EARLY WRITINGS, PAGE 241

"They (the 144,000 remnant) resisted the efforts which were made to fasten the cords tighter and refused to heed the repeated assertions: “God is with us.” “We have the truth with us.” Early Writings, p. 240.2

The REMNANT that cause the shaking is the Third Angel, or the 144,000. She is the first-fruits  firstborn Zion of Hebrews 12:22-23, and Rev. 14:1-4.

"I then saw the THIRD ANGEL. Said my accompanying angel, 'Fearful is his work. Awful is his mission. He is the angel that is to select the wheat from the tares, and seal, or bind, the wheat for the heavenly garner." E.G. White, Early Writings, 118.

"The angel represented in prophecy as delivering this message, symbolizes a class of faithful men, who obedient to the promptings of God's Spirit and the teachings of his word, proclaim this warning to the inhabitants of earth. This message WAS NOT to be committed to the religious leaders of the people." E.. White, The Spirit of Prophecy, vol. 4, 199, 200.

"The third angel's message will not be comprehended, the light which will lighten the earth with its glory will be called a false light, by those who refuse to walk in its advancing glory." E.G. White, Review and Herald, 5-27-1890, p. 321.

This Third Angel is the bride who awakens the ten virgins. She is the firstborn, or firstfruits, called out directly by God. Then she and God awaken the ten-virgin guests, Christ's Object Lessons, 405-406.

"Characteristics of True Reformers.--Here [Isa. 8:11-14] are given the characteristics of those who shall be reformers, who will bear the banner of the third angel's message, these who avow themselves God's commandment-keeping people, and who honor God, and are earnestly engaged, in the sight of all the universe, in building up the old waste places. Who is it that calls them, The repairer of the breach, The restorers of paths to dwell in? It is God. Their names are registered [written--Heb. 12:22, 23] in heaven as reformers, restorers, as raising the foundations of many generations." E. G. White, SDA Bible Commentary, Vol. 4, 1151.


12 And he (ANOTHER religious body) exerciseth all the power of the first beast (Papacy) before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast (Papacy=baptized paganism), whose deadly wound was healed.

"The General Conference, then is the Seventh-day Adventist church....the embodiment of the remnant church as a Christian denomination, in a unified worldwide organization, to which all baptized Seventh-day Adventists owe spiritual allegiance." EEOC vs PPPA, Civil Case #74-2025 CBR, p 17.

We can clearly see that the president of the General Conference is indeed another pope--the pope over all the members of the Seventh-day Adventist church!

"The people were wholly deceived. They were taught that the popes and priests were Christ's representatives, when in fact they were the representatives of Satan, and those who bowed to them worshipped Satan." Early Writings, p 214.

And this popery will continue on with whomever becomes the General Conference president. This fact is clearly revealed by South Pacific Division president Walter Scragg in the following 1990 article:

"Many church members would say that the power in the Seventh-day Adventist Church resides with the president...He has authority to decide and act....he does have considerable power....

"He's the spiritual leader of the community of faith....He's shepherd, guardian, guide and captain." Record, June 23, 1990, p 4.

13 And he (ANOTHER religious body=SDA Corp church?) doeth great wonders, so that he (ANOTHER religious body) maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,

14 And (ANOTHER religious body clothed with similar hierarchical/doctrines/powers as Papacy) deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he (ANOTHER religious body)  had power to do in the sight of the beast (Papacy); saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast (copy of the Papacies baptized paganism doctrines), which had the wound by a sword, and did live.

"Let not the days pass by and precious opportunities be lost of seeking the Lord with all the heart and mind and soul. If we accept not the truth in the love of it, we may be among the number who will see the miracles wrought by Satan in these last days, and believe them.—Letter 136, April 27, 1906, to Brethren Butler, Daniells, and Irwin. (Ellen White, 1906, This Day with God, page 126)

1. A great Tribulation occurs such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, nor ever shall be! It is to be shortened for the elect’s sake. This is a distinct period of time. See verses 21 & 22.

2. Then, or at that time of great tribulation, false Christs and false prophets will arise showing great signs and wonders, to deceive if it were possible the very elect. See verses 23 & 24.

 The false christs and false prophets are directing their deceptions toward the “very elect”, during the end time. Jesus warns us, that this time of tribulation is so unlike any other period of time that the world has ever seen, that except that the days shall be shortened, no flesh will be saved! And so it is purposely shortened for the elect’s sake.

Jesus confirms that His followers are the ones who will be confronted by this Great Tribulation, and who will be exposed to the deceptions of the false christs by the way He addresses them in verse 26.

 Matthew 24:26: - “Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, He is in the desert; go not forth: behold, He is in the secret chambers; believe it not.”

 “When the religion of Christ is most held in contempt, when His law is most despised, then should our zeal be the warmest and our courage and firmness the most unflinching. To stand in defense of truth and righteousness when the majority forsake us, to fight the battles of the Lord when champions are few--this will be our testAt this time we must gather warmth from the coldness of others,courage from their cowardice, and loyalty from their treason.”--5T 136 (1882).  {LDE 180.4}

15 And he (ANOTHER religious body) had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast (Papacy=baptized paganism's doctrines=Sunday worship/trinity worship/sprinkling baptism/immortality of the soul etc) should be killed. 

Modern SDA church now says: "God is glad for us to go to church both days [Saturday and Sunday]. He wants us to worship Him both days." Signs of the Times, March, 1990, p 22-23. 

"While the Sabbath commandment has a distinct practical value, the specific day, in and of itself, doesn’t. Thus...keeping any other day could ‘work..." A Pause For Peace: What God’s Gift of the Sabbath Can Mean for You, p 114, by Clifford Goldstein, published by the Pacific Press Publishing Association in 1992.

"As the Jews departed from God, and failed to make the righteousness of Christ their own by faith, the Sabbath lost its significance to them. Satan was seeking to exalt himself and to draw men away from Christ, and he worked to pervert the Sabbath, because it is the sign of the power of Christ. The Jewish leaders accomplished the will of Satan by surrounding God's rest day with burdensome requirements. In the days of Christ the Sabbath had become so perverted that its observance reflected the character of selfish and arbitrary men rather than the character of the loving heavenly Father. The rabbis virtually represented God as giving laws which it was impossible for men to obey. They led the people to look upon God as a tyrant, and to think that the observance of the Sabbath, as He required it, made men hard-hearted and cruel. It was the work of Christ to clear away these misconceptions. Although the rabbis followed Him with merciless hostility, He did not even appear to conform to their requirements, but went straight forward, keeping the Sabbath according to the law of God." The Desire of Ages, p. 283.4

 "In the first centuries the true Sabbath had been kept by all ChristiansThey were jealous for the honor of God, and, believing that His law is immutable, they zealously guarded the sacredness of its precepts. But with great subtlety, Satan worked through his agents to bring about his objectThat the attention of the people might be called to the Sunday, it was made a festival in honor of the resurrection of Christ. Religious services were held upon it... Another step must be taken; the false Sabbath must be exalted to an equality with the true....the bishop of Rome conferred on the Sunday the title of Lord’s day." Spirit of Prophecy, vol 4, p 55.

"As America, the land of religious liberty, shall unite with the papacy in forcing the conscience and compelling men to honor the false sabbath, the people ofevery other country on the globe will be led to follow her example." – Testimonies Volume 6 page 18.

"Of course the Catholic Church claims that the change (Saturday Sabbath to Sunday) was her act... And the act is a MARK of her ecclesiastical authority in religious things." H.F. Thomas, Chancellor of Cardinal Gibbons. 
"
Sunday is our MARK of authority. . .the church is above the Bible, and this transference of Sabbath observance is proof of that fact" Catholic Record of London, Ontario 
Sept 1,1923

"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 [hidden] people, little known to the Catholics; but the churches and nominal Adventists (modern SDA's) who know of our faith and customs (for they hate 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. Spalding and Magan Collection, p. 1.5

“The end is near, stealing upon us stealthily, imperceptibly, like the noiseless approach of a thief in the night. May the Lord grant that we shall no longer sleep as do others, but that we shall watch and be sober. The truth is soon to triumph gloriously, and all who now choose to be laborers together with God will triumph with it. The time is short; the night soon cometh when no man can work. Let those who are rejoicing in the light of present truth, now make haste to impart the truth to others. The Lord is inquiring, "Whom shall I send?" Those who wish to sacrifice for the truth's sake, are now to respond, "Here am I, Lord; send me." {CCh 64.1}

We have done only a small part of the evangelical work that God desires us to do among our neighbors and friends. In every city of our land there are those who know not the truth. And out in the broad world beyond the seas there are many new fields in which we must plow the ground and sow the seed. {CCh 64.2}

We are on the very verge of the time of trouble, and perplexities that are scarcely dreamed of are before us. A power from beneath is leading men to war against Heaven. Human beings have confederated with satanic agencies to make void the law of God. The inhabitants of the world are fast becoming as the inhabitants of the world in Noah's day, who were swept away by the Flood, and as the inhabitants of Sodom, who were consumed by fire from heaven. The powers of Satan are at work to keep minds diverted from eternal realities. The enemy has arranged matters to suit his own purposes. Worldly business, sports, the fashions of the day—these things occupy the minds of men and women. Amusements and unprofitable reading spoil the judgment. In the broad road that leads to eternal ruin there walks a long procession. The world, filled with violence, reveling, and drunkenness, is converting the church. The law of God, the divine standard of righteousness, is declared to be of no effect. {CCh 64.3}

Are we to wait until the fulfillment of the prophecies of the end before we say anything concerning them? Of what value will our words be then? Shall we wait until God's judgments fall upon the transgressor before we tell him how to avoid them? Where is our faith in the word of God? Must we see things foretold come to pass before we will believe what He has said? In clear, distinct rays light has come to us, showing us that the great day of the Lord is near at hand, "even at the doors." Let us read and understand before it is too late.  {CCh 64.4}

16 And he (ANOTHER religious body = SDA corp churches)  causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand (what they do = obey all God's ten laws or obey traditions of man), or in their foreheads (what they believe/think):

17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark (think/do traditions of beast doctrines), or the name of the beast (trinity=Rev 17:5), or the number of his name.

18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.

 The Seventh-day Adventist church is no longer the same church that it was raised up to be. (THE ORIGINAL DOCTRINES FROM 1844-1894 ARE STILL TRUE AS TRUTH NEVER CHANGES IT IS ONLY ENHANCED AND BECOMES CLEARER AND BRIGHTER!!! ELLEN WHITE AND THE EARLY PIONEERS WERE TRUE BLUE!!! THERE ARE ONLY A FEW WHO CLING TO THE TRUE HISTORICAL DOCTRINES OF THE SDA CHURCH) It has been taken over and changed into an image of the Roman Catholic Church--in fact the closest image of this beast of any church in America!  And God, ever merciful to His people, has already revealed this astounding possibility over 100 years ago!  Please read this amazing vision in Testimonies, vol 1, p 578.

     If the SDA church members cannot realize that their beloved SDA church is no longer the true church of God in any way or sense, but has become an image of the Beast Catholic church, and if they don't do all they can to distance themselves from this corrupt apostate church, then they will be lost within the church they love and worship more than following the will of God!

     As every Catholic owes their spiritual allegiance to the Vatican and the Pope and not to Christ--by virtue of the fact that they belong to the Catholic church as members; and since the SDA church has been formed into "another universal and truly catholic organization," then every member of the SDA church owes their spiritual allegiance to the General Conference and not to Christ--by virtue of their continued membership in the church!  You say "impossible."  Yet read closely what your SDA church and General Conference leadership states under oath:
   
 
 "The General Conference, then is the Seventh-day Adventist church....the embodiment of the remnant church as a Christian denomination, in a unified worldwide organization, to which all baptized Seventh-day Adventists owe spiritual allegiance." EEOC vs PPPA, Civil Case #74-2025 CBR, p 17, Opening Brief.

Why can't our people realize that their beloved SDA church is no longer the church God raised up and established in the beginning?  Why can't our people realize that their SDA church has apostatized and is working against God and the kingdom of heaven?  Why can't they realize that the leaders of their church have shut God, Christ, through the workings of the Holy Spirit out of the entire church (see Testimonies, vol 8, p 250; Battle Creek Letters, p 55-56)!  And why can't they realize that the church is just another deceptive Catholic system with the name Seventh-day Adventist on it?

     The third angel's message warns ALL people on the earth--including SDA's--not to be connected with the Roman Catholic church or any image of this beast, or they will "drink of the wine of the wrath of God," being a "partaker of her sins," and receive "of her plagues" (Revelation 14:9-11, 18:4).  And if any church members, especially SDA's, believe that they can remain connected to and part of their apostate church and yet still make it to heaven, they will find themselves suffering the plagues of the wrath of God, and thus wake up when it is too late for salvation!  Why?  Because God will never take to heaven those who rebel against His will because they stayed connected with sin--whether personal or corporate!

     Any who refuse to disconnect themselves completely from any Romanist church, whether the beast itself or one of its images--including the SDA church--(all protestant 501c3 "non-profit" churches are apostate today - because NONE obey ALL TEN of God's commandments!) will fall with their harlot church into the lake which burns with fire and brimstone suffering the second death!  While any who choose to separate from their harlot Romanist "beast and image to the beast" church will be gathered into the loving arms of Jesus who waits outside and calls His own sheep to Him (see Hebrews 13:12-13; John 10:4-5; 2 Corinthians 6:14-18; Isaiah 52:11).

     "The first, second, and third angel's messages are to be repeated.  The call is to be given to the church: `Babylon the Great is fallen, is fallen and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird....come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.'" Review and Herald, October 31, 1899 (vol 4, p 109, col 3).

     There are only two paths to choose from: the path of compromise and death with the apostate church, or the path of the cross of separation and eternal life with Christ.

SDA and 666:

The above reads "Elements of the Logo of the IASD [SDA]

The Flames Form the number 666, the opened Bible and the inverted cross." 

Fanatic for Jesus also posted this "Liberty University Logo: Is it Masonic?"

The TORCH is a symbol used within the occult:

"Masonic author, Manley P. Hall, 33 Degree Mason, states that "the torches represent the occult arts and sciences, the doctrines and dogmas by the light of which Truth is made visible." [Hall, Freemasonry of the Ancient Egyptians to Which Is Added an Interpretation of the Crata Repoa Initiation Rite , Los Angeles, The Philosophers Press, 1937, p. 122; Emphasis added]"

See: "The Seventh Day Adventist Church: Another Daughter of Rome"

SDA Apostasy In Organization

"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 be the 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." Selected Messages, book 1, p 204-205.

In order to see clearly what is taking place, it might be beneficial to briefly note some of past warnings against forming the SDA organization into such that God could not be a part of.

1886-- Warning about the "evil of centering so many responsibilities in Battle Creek" or the General Conference headquarters. (Letter 34, March 1, 1886, Manuscript Release #133, p 27).

1894-- Warning of a confederacy being formed "that would make Battle Creek, like Rome, the great head of the work." (Letter 71, April 8, 1894, Pamphlet #149, p 22).

-- Warning that the conference president does not "have authority to rule over his fellow workman. This is after the practice of Rome...and the man is led to place himself where God alone should be....men are pursuing a similar course to that of the Roman Catholics who center in the pope every power of the church." (Letter 53, 1894,Manuscript Releases, vol 9, p 178-179).

1895-- It is "dangerous to consolidate all our institutions under one head at Battle Creek, and let one institution control all others." (Manuscript 11, April 10, 1895,Manuscript Releases, vol 4, p 411).

-- "At the center of the work matters are being shaped so that every other institution is following in the same course. And the General Conference is itself becoming corrupted...They are following in the track of Romanism." Testimonies to Ministers, p 359-362.

1896-- Warning that "the same work that has been done in the past will be carried forward under the guise of the General Conference Association." (Letter 81, May 31, 1896, 1888 Materials, p 1558-1573).

1901-- "That these men should stand in a sacred place, to be as the voice of God to the people, as we once believed the General Conference to be,--that is past. What we want now is reorganization....God has not put any kingly power in our ranks to control." 1901 General Conference Bulletin, p 23-26, April 3, 1901.

1903-- "The results of the last General Conference [1901] has been the greatest, the most terrible sorrow of my life. No change was made." Letter 17, January 14, 1903,Manuscript Releases, vol 13, p 122-123 (see also Testimonies, vol 8, p 104-106).

-- Warning that the 1903 adoption of a new organizational structure was similar in rebellion to the building of the tower of Babel. (Manuscript 94, August 27, 1903, Kress Collection, p 1-6).

-- Warning that we are to have "no popes among us." (Letter 212, September 23, 1903, Spalding and Magan Collection, p 324-325).

-- Warning that "storm and tempest would sweep away the structure." (Letter 242, October, 1903, Special Testimonies, Series B#7, p 36-42).

1905-- "That which has been done there [Battle Creek--General Conference Headquarters] since the General Conference held at Oakland in 1903 will result in the loss of many souls." Special Testimonies, Series B#7, p 15, November 20, 1905.

From these warnings, it can be seen that the SDA leadership were heading towards forming the church structure into another Catholic organization--a hierarchy. After the death of Ellen White, the church has increasingly gained control over all the interests and institutions of the world-wide SDA church. But it was not until the 1970's that this was clearly documented on paper.

In 1974-75 the United States instigated a lawsuit against the SDA General Conference allegedly for a violation of the Equal Employment Opportunity Act by the Pacific Press Publishing Association regarding the salary of Merikay Silver and others. In this trial, presided over by Judge Charles B. Renfrew, in U.S. District Court, in San Francisco, California, the SDA leadership made some startling documented statements about their church's organizational arrangement and principles.

Neal C. Wilson, then vice-president of the General Conference, states in the Reply Brief for Defendants, p 4:

"Although it is true that there was a period in the life of the Seventh-day Adventist Church when the denomination took a distinctly anti-Roman Catholic viewpoint, and the term ‘hierarchy’ was used in a pejorative sense to refer to the papal form of church governance, that attitude on the church's part was nothing more than a manifestation of widespread anti-popery among conservative Protestant denominations in the early part of this century and the latter part of the last, and which has now been consigned to the historical trash heap so far as the Seventh-day Adventist Church is concerned." EEOC vs PPPA and GC, Civil Case #74-2025 CBR (1975).

So the aversion of the SDA church to the Catholic form of church governance, or a hierarchy, has now been consigned by the General Conference leadership to the trash heap! A hierarchy is a man controlled system which effectively shuts Jesus out from the church and allows man to rule over man. But why did the SDA church leadership's stance change regarding a hierarchical system of Roman Catholicism? Is it because the organization of the SDA church has itself been formed to image the Roman Catholic hierarchy--with the General Conference as another Vatican, and the General Conference president as another pope?

It is important for us to differentiate between the SDA church and the General Conference. The church is a body or fellowship of believers controlled by the Lord; and the General Conference is intended to be the vehicle for these members to use and control in furthering the spread of truth. The General Conference is thus to be subordinate to the church membership. But the General Conference apostasy includes an attempt to reverse this process, making the church membership subordinate to the authority of the General Conference. If this occurs, another Vatican would be formed--the General Conference becoming the voice of, and spokesman for, the SDA church world-wide. Also, with the organizational structure of the church being hierarchical, the highest leader in the organization would become the ruler or pope over all the church body.

God warned that the General Conference was already corrupt over 100 years ago (see Testimonies to Ministers, p 359; 1888 Materials, vol 4, p 1476; 1888 Materials, p 1566-1568), and it has only increased in corruption – especially after the death of Ellen White. God also warned the General Conference leadership that if they "enter into any new organization...it would mean apostasy from the truth" (see Selected Messages, book 2, p 390). This they began to do with the organizational changes adopted in 1903.

But if the SDA leadership actually forms the General Conference into another Vatican, forms the organizational structure of the church into another Roman Catholic hierarchy, and makes the General Conference president into another pope, it would clearly signal that the SDA church has apostatized completely from the truth. Hence, all of God's SDA people would be held captive within a Roman Catholic system with only the name "Seventh-day Adventist" deceptively covering it!

Is there any evidence that the SDA leadership accomplished such an abominable feat?

During this EEOC vs PPPA court trial, the General Conference was declared over and over again to be the Seventh-day Adventist church.

In the court transcript, on p 15 of the Opening Brief for the church, these two statements appear:

"...so the Seventh-day Adventist church came into being [in 1863], as the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists....

"...the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, which is the Seventh-day Adventist church..." EEOC vs PPPA and GC, Civil Case #74-2025 CBR.

And in the affidavit of Neal C. Wilson, p 4, appears this statement:

"In the Seventh-day Adventist denomination the term ‘church’ has a very comprehensive and broad meaning. It is used to apply to the general organization and headquarters for Seventh-day Adventists under the name of General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists." EEOC vs PPPA and GC, Civil Case #74-2025 CBR (November 27, 1974).

The SDA leadership have made the General Conference the SDA church! The General Conference is now the voice of, and spokesman for, the entire SDA church: and the General Conference president is not afraid to say so!

In 1985, Neal Wilson clearly stated:

"People expect the General Conference to have the last word and to speak for the Church with ultimate authority." 140-85GN ROLE AND FUNCTION OF DENOMINATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS --COMMISSION REPORT, p 22 (April 30, 1985).

Thus, the General Conference has indeed become another Vatican! But did the SDA leadership succeed in forming the organizational structure of the SDA church into another Roman Catholic hierarchy?

Neal Wilson declares what type of organizational structure the SDA church operates under in the court transcript, on p 3-4 of the Reply Brief for the church:

"From an ecclesiastical-historical standpoint, there are numerous forms of church organization, which are described variously as Presbyterian (which connotes governance by the priesthood), or Episcopal (which connotes governance by the bishops of the church), or papal (which connotes governance by a sole chief bishop), or congregational (which connotes governance by individual local church groups).

"These distinctions are without legal significance. From a legal standpoint...there are but two sorts of church organization which carry with them significant legal consequences: the ‘congregational’, and all others, which in law are called ‘representative’, or ‘hierarchical’.

"The plain and undeniable fact is that the Seventh-day Adventist church is most assuredly not a ‘congregational’ one (although it contains elements of congregationalism) but is clearly of the ‘representative’ or ‘hierarchical’ variety." EEOC vs PPPA and GC, Civil Case #74-2025 CBR (parentheses in original).

Now these two terms "representative" and "hierarchical" mean two different things, so why does Wilson use them both to describe the organizational structure of the SDA church? He explains why to the court on p 29 of the same brief:

"...the church governs by a method of organization which in Seventh-day Adventist terminology is ‘representative’, and which embraces exactly, from a legal standpoint, the same kind of organization (in opposition to ‘congregationalism’) as is embraced by the term ‘hierarchical.’" EEOC vs PPPA and GC, Civil Case #74-2025 CBR (parenthesis in original).

In fact, in the same Reply Brief, the SDA leadership were establishing the fact before the court that the General Conference, like a "parent," has complete control over all SDA institutions and interests, and stated that this control is achieved:

"through the hierarchy of the Seventh-day Adventist ChurchEEOC vs PPPA and GC, Civil Case #74-2025 CBR.

So the organizational structure of the SDA church is hierarchical and not representative. But since "in Seventh-day Adventist terminology," the word "hierarchical" is replaced with the word "representative," then the SDA leadership can say to their membership that the organization of their church is not a hierarchy, when it really is! What a deception!

Also in 1976-77 another court trial was taking place because the U.S. Secretary of Labor initiated a lawsuit against the Pacific Union Conference and General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. The Judge presiding over the case was Judge Manuel L. Real.

Then vice-president Neal Wilson submitted an affidavit in which he makes the following statement regarding the organizational structure of the church:

"The Seventh-day Adventist Church...maintains...a hierarchical structure of church authority." USSoL vs PUC and GC, Case CV 75-3032-R (February 6, 1976).

But just how closely does the SDA church image the Roman Catholic church in organizational structure as compared to the rest of the churches of Protestantism? In 1984 an article was published in Spectrum comparing Catholicism with twelve major Protestant denominations, which were: Seventh-day Adventist, Episcopal, Nazarene, Lutheran/Missouri Synod, American Lutheran, Lutheran Church in America, United Presbyterian, United Methodist, Assemblies of God, Southern Baptist, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), and Congregational.

Out of all these major Protestant denominations, the only church that was anywhere close to imaging the Roman Catholic Church in structure and organization was the Seventh-day Adventist church!

"At the local conference level the Seventh-day Adventist church has a representative form of government, above that level the polity of the Seventh-day Adventist is hierarchical: authority flows downward and members in local congregations have virtually no voice....the Seventh-day Adventist church is a closed, self-operating, and self-perpetuating system, similar to the Roman Catholic church, in which those in authority are not responsible to lower echelons. Above the local conference level, those in authority are not elected by, representative of, or administratively accountable to, local congregations or the membership at large." Spectrum, vol 14, #4, March, 1984, p 42.

Since 1984, and especially at the 1985 and 1990 General Conference Sessions, policy changes and restructuring has been done so that supreme power and authority over the entire worldwide SDA church and membership is so well established and so well centralized within the hierarchy of the General Conference, that it is exactly like Catholicism. In fact, so much so, that a Federal Judge of the United States says that it is!

During the year of 1986, Derrick Proctor filed a lawsuit against the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists allegedly for unfair business practices. On October 29, 1986, an opinion was handed down by Judge William T. Hart of the U.S. District Court, North District of Illinois, East Division, in favor of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventist. Judge Hart declares:

"Church documents that prescribe the church's structure and governance confirm that all parts of the church are parts of a single entity. Next to the Roman Catholic church, the Adventist church is the most centralized of all the major Christian denominations in this country. The General Conference, as the world wide governing body of the Adventist denomination, is the church's highest legislative, judicial and ecclesiastical authority." DP vs GCoSDA, Case #81 C 4938, Findings of Fact, Section B, Church Objective and Structures, p 22.

A non-Adventist can clearly see that the SDA church operates under a hierarchy; why can't the SDA people? The SDA leadership have already admitted that they operate under a hierarchical structure, and these statements are not just limited to affidavits and court transcripts. Although it took them a while to do so, they finally openly admitted to our SDA people in official church magazines and papers!

"The Seventh-day Adventist Church is essentially a hierarchical system..." Record, June 23, 1990, p 2.

"The session [55th General Conference Session in 1990] has demonstrated the hierarchial nature of the church's administrative structure." Record, August 4, 1990, p 2.

"Others have so identified structure with policy and the official hierarchy of the church that change is often viewed as unfaithfulness." Adventist Review, Special Edition, October, 1994, p 51.

And Walter Scragg, president of the SDA South Pacific Division, admitted:

"...the structure of the Seventh-day Adventist Church is essentially hierarchical...The pyramid of church organization maintains equilibrium and sustains growth as it reflects the people who comprise it." Record, June 23, 1990, p 4-5.

But not only did the leadership admit that the SDA church structure is definitely hierarchical, but they also finally admitted that it resembles Roman Catholicism!

Douglas Devnich, president of the SDA Canadian Union, stated:

"The Seventh-day Adventist Church follows a model of organizational order in the church which is modified from the orders of Roman Catholicism, but it retains the same notions of clerical order which separates the members of the Church into two classes--clergy and laity." Messenger, December, 1993, p 2.

Is there even the slightest possibility that the SDA leadership will realize that God will not work with a church which operates under a man-controlled and man-powered hierarchical structure? Will they change the structure back to God's decentralized plan? Or will they continue to cling to, strengthen, and refine the hierarchical organization?

In 1985, president Neal C. Wilson made a revealing Commission Report to the General Conference Committee regarding the "Role and Function of Denominational Organizations." The Committee voted to "accept the full report." In this report, he very clearly revealed the present and future attitude of SDA leadership towards the hierarchical organization of the church.

"The General Conference is the highest authority and the sum of all the parts, not only philosophically, but also (1) organizationally, (2) legislatively, (3) administratively, (4) judicially, (5) in terms of policy and (6) Church standards. This being the case, it seems that it should be the desire of the conferences, unions, and any other organizations to do everything possible to weld the whole family together and strengthen the hands of the General Conference....

"It would be folly to do anything or say anything that would in any way weaken the influences and limit the leadership capabilities of the General Conference....To do anything that would encourage congregational government would be a move in the direction of disintegration, and the inability to achieve our divine mission....

"The Church must remain united, and this requires strong, centralized authority..." 140-85GN ROLE AND FUNCTION OF DENOMINATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS--COMMISSION REPORT, p 22-23 (April 30, 1985).

These sentiments--to continue with the apostate hierarchical structure--were finally revealed by president Neal Wilson to the Adventist membership the next year.

"I think we will always continue to have the structure we currently have...

"It is difficult for me to conceive any better organizational structure than we have." Adventist Review, January 23, 1986, p 10-11.

With all that SDA leaders have revealed, it becomes very clear that the structure of the SDA church has indeed been formed into another Catholic hierarchy to control "all parts" of the SDA church, especially the membership. Every SDA whose name is on the church books is now legally recognized as subject to, and subordinate to, the supreme hierarchical authority of the General Conference--the Adventist Vatican! Your name on the roll books signifies that you have agreed to be a loyal member of the General Conference, which is the SDA church. You remain under their authority so long as you remain a part of that church! This is part of the "legal consequences" of which Neal Wilson mentioned in the court transcript of the EEOC vs PPPA.

As such, the true spiritual allegiance of SDA church members no longer belongs to Christ, but it now belongs to the General Conference, and hence its highest leader--the General Conference president. This is exactly what the SDA leadership admitted under oath!

The SDA General Conference leadership stated in the EEOC vs PPPA Opening Brief for the church:

"The General Conference, then is the Seventh-day Adventist church....the embodiment of the remnant church as a Christian denomination, in a unified worldwide organization, to which all baptized Seventh-day Adventists owe spiritual allegiance." EEOC vs PPPA, Civil Case #74-2025 CBR, p 17.

The Catholic Vatican and the pope also claim supreme spiritual authority over all their church membership, and we see the Adventist Vatican doing the same. But will the SDA General Conference president actually try to follow in the footsteps of the bishop of Rome, becoming another pope--the pope of Adventism?

In the EEOC vs PPPA court trial, these startling statements appears in the Opening Brief for the church:

"...the Church's First Minister [president of the General Conference]...Elder Robert H. Pierson is the President of [the] General Conference and, as such the first minister of the Seventh-day Adventist Church." EEOC vs PPPA, Civil Case #74-2025 CBR, p 17, 45.

And General Conference president Robert H. Pierson, totally agrees with this. In his affidavit during this trial, he declared:

"...the leadership of the church, including myself as its first minister for the time being..." EEOC vs PPPA, Civil Case #74-2025 CBR (November 30, 1974).

The Seventh-day Adventist General Conference president has not only placed himself in a position of supreme authority over our people, which belongs to Christ alone, but he is also ascribing to himself a title which belongs to Christ alone (see Great Controversy, p 51). Hence, the General Conference president is literally making himself and claiming to be a god over all the SDA church membership! This is no different from the pope--who claims himself to be the "supreme pastor" and god over all the Roman Catholic membership (see Vatican Council II, p 426).

God in His mercy even warned His people that this seemingly impossible thing could occur! He stated: "We are to have no kings, no rulers, no popes among us" (see Spalding and Magan Collection, p 324-325). This was written in September, 1903, just a few months after the SDA church threw out God's plan of organization, and adopted another plan of organization, which 70 years later was admitted to be an hierarchical image of Roman Catholicism--the beast!

Yet GC president--Robert Folkenberg--tries to mislead all SDA members into believing the blatant and blasphemous lie that the plan of organization voted into existence in the 1903 General Conference Session, was the product of God's will through Ellen White!

"Through all the growing pains [of SDA church growth and organization], and particularly at the 1903 General Conference Session, the Spirit of Prophecy gave practical guidance. The result is the worldwide church structure of today." We Still Believe, by Robert S. Folkenberg, p 100.

We can clearly see that the president of the General Conference is indeed another pope--the pope over all the members of the Seventh-day Adventist church!

"The people were wholly deceived. They were taught that the popes and priests were Christ's representatives, when in fact they were the representatives of Satan, and those who bowed to them worshipped Satan." Early Writings, p 214.

And this popery will continue on with whomever becomes the General Conference president. This fact is clearly revealed by South Pacific Division president Walter Scragg in the following 1990 article:

"Many church members would say that the power in the Seventh-day Adventist Church resides with the president...He has authority to decide and act....he does have considerable power....

"He's the spiritual leader of the community of faith....He's shepherd, guardian, guide and captain." Record, June 23, 1990, p 4.

Since the SDA church has only had a pope for a short time as compared with the Catholicism, it seems to explain why SDA's have had at least ten different reported meetings with the Roman Catholic pope! (See Messenger, October 22, 1952 (6 meetings); Review, May 16, 1968, p 16-17; Adventist Review, August 11, 1977, p 23; March 6, 1980, p 24; November 8, 2001, p 10). And who knows how many meetings have gone unreported!

The SDA leadership have succeeded in forming the General Conference into another Vatican--making it the voice of, and spokesman for, the entire SDA church. They have also succeeded in forming the organizational structure of the SDA church into another Roman Catholic hierarchy, and have succeeded in making the General Conference president into another pope--the "first minister" "spiritual leader" "shepherd, guardian, guide and captain" of all church members.

This clearly signals that the SDA church has completely apostatized from the truth by establishing a new organization; a very stealthy but rapid progress in establishing another papal power system. And man is indeed efficiently and effectively ruling over man, but without the presence, help and guidance from the Father, Christ, or the Holy Spirit. God--the Father, God--the Son, and God--the Holy Spirit are no where to be found within the SDA church; just as They are no where to be found within the Roman Catholic church! And why? Because they both operate under the same corrupt and apostate Babylonish system of a hierarchy.

The SDA leadership have indeed followed Satan's reformation by establishing "a new organization," and all of God's SDA people are being held captive within a Roman Catholic system that has assumed the name Seventh-day Adventist! And this was even admitted by the General Conference president.

Neal C. Wilson declared before the entire SDA church that:

"...there is another universal and truly catholic organizationthe Seventh-day Adventist Church." Adventist Review, March 5, 1981, p 3.

As God requires all of His obedient followers to completely separate themselves from the Babylonian religious systems of Roman Catholicism, as well as apostate Protestantism, so now He is lovingly calling for all of His followers to also completely remove themselves from that other "universal and truly catholic organization,the Seventh-day Adventist Church".

"In the General Conference the counsels of God have been set aside, and the counsels and wisdom of men have been relied upon....The General Conference--what is it? What does it comprehend? Is it a General Conference, or is it something wrapped up and called by that name? With the exception of a limited number, the people who ought to know are not intelligent in regard to its workings....and the people at large know scarcely anything of what is being done at the heart of the work...

"As I was made to understand something of the management of the work in this great center, it was all that I could bear. My spirit was pained within me, for I had lost confidence in that which I had ever presented before the people as the voice of God to His children. It has not been the voice of God. There has been a lording power exercised over God's heritage...Their own principles have been counterworking the principles of truth and righteousness. We cannot therefore present before the people that the voice of the General Conference in its decisions must move and control them; for its propositions and decisions cannot be accepted. They are not in the right line of progress. God is cropped out of their counsels....

"The man who magnifies his own office in working in any line to bind about the conscience of another, be he president of the General Conference, president of a smaller conference, or the elder or deacon or lay member of a church, he is out of God's line....God desires that men shall stand in their own individual responsibility...But in the present condition of things, if one stands fast to his integrity, he is by some scorned, scouted, criticized, and dropped out if it can be brought about....

"Men who have been standing in stubborn resistance of the teachings of the Spirit of God have been honored as chosen men, as men qualified to run the work of God and to decide questions involving the highest responsibilities. They have been sent from place to place to give judgment in regard to matters which affect the future history of the work. But how can God look upon such a presentation as is now given at the great center of the work?...

"‘Come out from among them,’ God says, ‘and be ye separate,...and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, and will be a father unto you, and ye shall be My sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty’ [2 Cor. 6:17,18]. We all need a Father with whom to consult. The Holy Spirit has been refused by men who are puffed up with vain conceit and believe themselves capable of managing wonderful responsibilities....

"If our people were not blinded by deception they would see that these men are walking contrary to God....

"When the consolidation was first devised, it was represented as altogether another thing. But the enemy saw that this was his chance to work under human minds. He prepared a confederation that the Battle Creek institutions might be the power to bring under its control all other lines of work. It cannot be done. God will put a voice in the stones to cry out against it....

"The refuge of lies will fail. God will strike a blow to deliver His oppressed people....

"I must speak plainly. We are reaching a time when a just standard of right and wrong, of honor and dishonor, of truth and error, is becoming a thing of naught. ‘Truth is fallen in the streets, and equity cannot enter’ [Isaiah 59:14]....The man who sits at the feet of Jesus and learns His lessons will say as did one of old, ‘Unto their assembly, mine honor, be not thou united’ [Genesis 49:6]." Manuscript 66, 1898, Manuscript Releases, vol 17, p 221-234.

"I am sorry, so sorry, that men will be willfully obstinate, as was Pharaoh the king of Egypt and Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon; but so it is. Let all be warned by the messages sent from heaven, that when any man shall exalt his own ways and his own judgment as supreme, he will come under Satan's jurisdiction, and will be led blindfold by him, until his spirit and his methods will conform to the arch-deceiver, little by little, until his whole mind is under the influence of the spell. The serpent keeps its eye fixed upon a man, to charm him, until he has no power to go from the snare....

"I have a decided message to bear. Let all take warning. The enemy desires to have his controversy kept up in his way and after his plan, until the harvest is past and the summer ended, and the souls of those who have been leaders under him, lost, with those who have been deceived by him. God calls upon His people to take heed, and come out of this deceptive controversy....They are to separate from all that bears not the mark of the strictest justice and judgment....

"I call upon those who would have eternal life to break every yoke." Special Testimonies, Series B#7, p 19-22.

Will you, dear SDA church member, continue to give your "spiritual allegiance" to the corrupt General Conference leadership instead of to Christ? Will you continue to remain under the hierarchical control of deceived and wicked men "until the harvest is past and the summer ended" and your soul lost? Or will you follow God’s command to "break every yoke" and "come out of her, my people" by completely separating yourself from that other "universal and truly catholic organizationthe Seventh-day Adventist Church"?

A hierarchy is not responsible to the wants and wishes of its membership, but is only interested in unquestioning loyalty and support. All directions are passed from the highest leadership down the ladder through the various levels of church government until they reach the membership. As such, any resistance manifested is regarded as insubordination, and will not be tolerated. Even if the commands of the leadership are completely against Christ, their commands must still be followed, or one is looked upon as a trouble-maker who must be dealt with. And the SDA church is not afraid to say this!

"Leadership will lead in love and understanding, and followership will support the church leadership unfailingly, even though necessarily critical of some decisions of leadership." Adventist Review, October 25, 1979, p 14.

"...the position of the majority group of sane leadership which is determined to put the breaks on any members who seek to hold views divergent from that of the responsible leadership of the denomination." Eternity, September, 1957. (Quoting the stated positions of SDA church leaders)

This was especially true in regards to the independent work being established in the late 1890's and early 1900's, such as Madison College, the Southern Work, etc., which Sister White expressly stated were to remain independent of General Conference control (see Testimonies to Ministers, p 375-384;Manuscript Releases, vol 17, p 221-234).

In the early stages of this SDA hierarchical apostasy, the General Conference leadership were especially upset at the independent Southern Work headed by Ellen White's son Edson.

Edson had started in this Southern work in the 1890's and continued working until the early 1900's. This work was mainly gospel outreach and education for the Black people in the South. Edson started the Southern Missionary Society, established his own small publishing facilities, trained teachers, and established over 40 schools with about 1800 students attending--all this was, of course, not under the control of the General Conference. But this was not permitted to last for long.

The General Conference made a move to exclude Edson from the work of the Southern field by placing the Southern Missionary Society under the control of the General Conference. This, sadly, was successful. The General Conference then removed Edson from his position as member of the Southern Union Conference Committee, and turned over the Southern work to the Southern Union Conference. Within just two years, the Southern work was dismantled.

In complete despair, Edson wrote to Arthur G. Daniels, who was the General Conference president from 1901-21, about all that had occurred to the Southern work during His presidency--especially since the General Conference obtained control of it. Edson states:

"When they took the work, there were about 45 schools and 1800 pupils. These schools were exerting a tremendous influence in the uplifting of the people where established.

"Elders Haysmer and McVagh went through the field like a forest fire. With few exceptions the entire line of schools was closed. The teachers whom it had required years to educate and train were turned adrift....there was no desire of the General Conference to assimilate or cooperate with us. Then I broke down and sobbed like a child." Letter from Elder J.E. White to Elder A.G. Daniels, April 21, 1921, p 26-27, 32.

But this was just the beginning of persecution of those true SDA's who chose to follow Jesus against the devious desires and spurious commands of the General Conference.

During World War 1, German Seventh-day Adventists were called upon to serve. This, of course, involved taking up arms for the purpose of killing--even on the Sabbath. What position did the SDA leadership take on this issue?

"At this time, even though we stand on the platform of the Holy Scriptures and do our best to bring the principles of Christianity into our lives and thus observe the day of rest given by God - Saturday and avoid any work on this day, we none the less consider ourselves obligated at the present militarily serious time and under these circumstances to defend our fatherland with weapons in hand even on the Sabbath....

"We have communicated this fundamental rule [1 Peter 2:13-17] to all of our members, and, moreover, have requested all churches to designate special prayer meetings to pray to God for the victory of our German weapons." Letter from G.F. Schubert, President of the Eastern German Union of SDA, to The Minister of Military Affairs at the Prussian Military Ministry of War in Berlin, Charlottenburg, August 4, 1914.

Just over 6 months later, the president of the SDA European Division of the General Conference, added his support.

"At the beginning of the war the leaders of Adventists in Germany urged their members who are obligated to military service in the entire country that in view of the current disastrous condition of the fatherland that, based on the Scriptures, they honorably fulfill their civil duties even on the Sabbath just as others do on Sunday. As proof of this we present a copy of the deposition to the praiseworthy Prussian Ministry of War of the 4th of August 1914. We confirm this our position taken several years ago and most humbly affix our signatures:

For the European Division, center in

Hamburg, Grindelburg, 15 1,

p.p. L.R. Konradi, president.

For the East-German Union, center in

Berlin, Charlottenburg, Ulandstrasse, 189,

p.p. G.F. Schubert, president.

For the Saxon Union, center in Chemnitz,

Esheshtrasse, 9,

p.p. D. Dringaus, president." Letter from L.R. Konradi, G.F. Schubert, D. Dringaus, to the U.P. General Command of the Army Corps in Dresden, March 5, 1915.

Needless to say, most SDA members chose the position endorsed by their apostate leadership. But praise God that not all of our Adventist brethren were willing to participate in this sell-out of God and His Sabbath. Yet, the numbers of these true SDA's were quite small. But just how many of the German Adventist church members chose to follow these directions, and what happened to those "faithful few" SDA's who chose not to follow but to obey God instead?

"At the beginning of the war our [SDA church] community split into two parties. At that time when 98% of our members, on the basis of Bible study, held the view that it is a conscientious duty to defend the Fatherland with weapons and even on the Sabbath, 2% did not agree with the general position, and it finally became necessary to disfellowship them on the basis of unchristian conduct.* They deceitfully call themselves Adventists and preachers. They are not such, but are deceivers....Our leadership has turned over the surplus of funds of our society as a loan to the military...It is obvious that our members everywhere are fulfilling their duty and helping the Fatherland with indispensable means. Almost all Adventist men are serving in the Army as a fulfillment of their duty and...are anticipating a righteous opinion of themselves upon their return." Dresden Evening News newspaper, April 12, 1918, titled "Adventist Preachers and the Fatherland."(* Note: The disfellowshipped German SDA's decided to form a counter SDA church and organization which became known as the Reformed SDA church. It is not recommended that any consider joining this Reform Movement and church. For one thing, they have adopted a hierarchical church structure, and thus their whole system is Christ-less!)

Here in America during the 1950's, a former SDA conference president named M.L. Andreasen, saw the great denials and changes of our historic SDA doctrines by the church leadership in the book Questions on Doctrines, and strongly objected. He wrote six pamphlets titled, Letters to the Churches, and sent these out to warn our people what was really happening.

In these six pamphlets, he exposes the errors and deceptions of the SDA leadership in their new doctrinal standpoint on our doctrines.

But because Andreason upheld the truth and exposed the work of the SDA leadership in giving up and making concessions of our true SDA faith with the Evangelicals, he was disfellowshipped.

Also during this time, those who refused to follow the directions of the General Conference which conflicted with truth were looked upon as being independent of the SDA church, and were considered rebellious. Verbal persecution began. The SDA church referred to these faithful few independents by various derogatory names, such as the "lunatic fringe," "wide-eyed irresponsibles," "offshoots," etc. Today the labels used for those who are independent of the control of the apostate General Conference and SDA church have become more forceful and intense, specifically "fundamental terrorists," "parasites," "subversive groups," "egomaniacs," "wolves," etc. (See More Adventist Hot Potatoes, p 28-29). This is not the full extent of the persecution however.

In 1983, about 1300 Hungarian SDA's were disfellowshipped and pronounced dissidents because they protested against the membership of the SDA church in the Hungarian Council of Free Churches--which is a member of the World Council of Churches (see Directory of Christian Councils, p 142, published by the WCC in 1985, listing all of its member-units throughout the world). The General Conference considers these protesters to be dissidents even though their position was based on truth, and confirmed as truth by the church's own SDA Encyclopedia! (See SDA Encyclopedia, vol 10 of the Bible Commentary Reference Series, p 410-411, under "ECUMENISM.").

In a question and answer forum held with the General Conference president, Neal Wilson, the question was asked regarding the disfellowshipping of the Hungarian SDA's.

President Wilson replied:

"We have advised the dissident group to recognize the World Church Organization, to place their churches in the World Church. But we cannot recognize a counter organization based on false premises." Pacific Union Recorder, February 18, 1985, p 4.

Since when does upholding the truth place you on false premises, and make you a dissident?

But what happened to these disfellowshipped faithful Hungarian SDA's? They were allowed by the Hungarian state to meet freely and conduct church services even though they did not have any permit from the state to do so, until Neal Wilson visited with the Hungarian government authorities in 1986!

"Late in June, 1986, Elder Neal C. Wilson, president of the General Conference, again went to Budapest Hungary....Meetings were held...only with the Hungarian Union leadership and the Hungarian government....

"The Monday following Elder Wilson's departure from Budapest, Oszkar Egervary [leader of those who were disfellowshipped] was asked to come to the state office of religion...[and] told four things:

"1--They must stop all gatherings. No more religious meetings could be held.

"2--They must no longer receive offerings and carry on their religious duties.

"3--No more camp meetings or youth camps could be held.

"4--Certain people would be held responsible if these points were not followed....

"It is clear that the Hungarian Union leadership is determined to stop all separate gatherings by Seventh-day Adventists who remain loyal to the teachings of historic Adventism. They will even use the arm of the State and threatened imprisonment to carry out their objective....

"Over one thousand Seventh-day Adventists can no longer worship God together as a result of Elder Wilson's visit to Budapest." Pilgrims' Rest Tract, WM-140, July, 1986.

Now what kind of power resides in the presidency of the SDA General Conference that he can meet with the leaders of a Communist government and tell them what to do, and the civil government obeys? (Only a power similar to the pope could do that!)

In another incident, on July 5, 1985, five SDA's were handing out papers at the Fifty-fourth General Conference Session at the Superdome. They were trying to awaken their brethren to the apostasy in the church. They were arrested on public property, with the cooperation of the General Conference.

"Five Seventh-day Adventists were arrested on the pedestrian ramp leading from the Superdome to the Hyatt Regency Hotel Thursday night while protesting...the protesters all were attending the Seventh-day Adventist General Conference Session in New Orleans...[and] sought a forum at the convention to express their opposition...but have been denied by Neal Wilson, of Washington, D.C., president of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventist." The Times--Picayune newspaper of Louisiana, July 5, 1985, p A-25.

"Hanson, speaking for the group, said the arrests were used to discredit their protest..." The Times--Picayune, January 11, 1986, p A-22.

But this is not the last incident of a union between the SDA church and the State. The Seventh-day Adventist leadership of the South Kenya SDA Conference called upon the government and the local civil authorities of Kenya to stop certain SDA "dissident" groups from holding unauthorized meetings and from spreading their doctrine. The civil authorities obeyed, and with the names of the "dissident" members turned over to them, over 200 were arrested and sentenced up to 4 months in jail.

The situation was stated in the following letter:

"...we know that the SDA church has turned persecutor against her own adherents.

"In this part we are also facing astonishing persecution from our [South Kenya] Conference of the SDA church....brothers and sisters...have been handed over by our conference leader, and to date, [began on October 13, 1986] over 200 of our brothers and sisters have been turned in while others have been jailed for periods ranging from six weeks to four months. It is a pity that it is our spiritual leaders who have turned informers and are telling the police who to pick up.

"Secondly, our conference leaders have issued a directive that no meetings should be held in the name of the SDA church except on Sabbath between 9 AM and 12 noon. No meetings are allowed in the Conference churches past that time or during weekdays. We are also forbidden to have any visitors in our church pulpits who are not cleared by the Conference leaders. Government informers are often among worshippers in our churches and some of our brothers and sisters have been picked up after expressing their beliefs in church.

"The situation here is so alarming especially when we are being ‘given away’ by our so-called spiritual leaders who have united with the civil authorities to persecute us." Letter from Kenya, November 30, 1986.

In fact the SDA leaders called the local newspaper to express gratitude to the civil authorities for "containing" and stopping the "dissidents."

"Over 1000 Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) church believers assembled at their headquarters in Nyanachwa in Kisii and called on the authorities to probe two dissident church groups which are involved in heretical teachings, the executive director of the SDA church's South Kenya Conference, Pastor Nathan Ogeto, said yesterday.

"He told the ‘Kenya Times’ on telephone that the believers include church leaders from all walks of life, elders, women and group leaders....

"He said the meeting decided unanimously to condemn the groups and disassociated themselves from their misleading teachings and destabilizing activities.

"‘We appeal through the press to the members of the public, the government and the world at large that SDA church believers in Kisii have nothing to do with the wayward dissident church groups’...

"He said the believers condemned and castigated whoever were the leaders of such a group.

"The SDA believers in Kisii, he said, wish to express their unswerving and total loyalty to President Moi, the government and the ruling party Kanu.

"He said the assembly paid special tribute to the Kisii DC, the OCPD, district offices, chiefs and their assistants for their able leadership in containing and salvaging the situation." The Kenya Times, November 24, 1986.

Yet, this is not the full extent of persecution.

In 1981 the SDA leadership decided to trademark the names "Adventist" and "Seventh-day Adventist" (Registration #1,176,153 and #1,777,185; reported in the Adventist Review, November 24, 1983). They did this to gain legal control over the usage of these names, and to prosecute through the civil courts any who used these names without permission from the General Conference. Of course, only those who are obedient to the SDA church are given permission; those who expose the apostasy and refuse to follow the dictates of the hierarchy are refused.

The SDA leadership solicited the services of a trademark attorney named Vincent L. Ramik, who is a faithful practicing Roman Catholic lawyer (seeAdventist Review, September 17, 1981, p 3). He was hired to stop, through the civil courts, any and all from using these trademarks without permission.

Over 150 different individuals were threatened with civil court action if they did not sign an 8-page "settlement agreement" written by Ramik. This settlement agreement states that to avoid prosecution, one would have to agree to "destroy all signs, advertisements, books, publications, periodicals, newsletters or the like which contain the name ‘Seventh-day Adventist’..." (Settlement Agreement, p 5).

Whoever signed this agreement would be required by law to destroy all books, magazines, etc., which have the name SDA in them. This would include all of Sister White's books, plus the Review and Herald and the Signs of the Times articles. These would have to be destroyed by law! And before this "settlement agreement" can become legal--the president of the General Conference must place his signature upon it.

In the state of Hawaii, the General Conference, through its attorneys, instigated a lawsuit against a twelve member home-church for calling their meeting house, "The Seventh-day Adventist Congregational Church."

On December 8, 1987, a federal court order was made in favor of the General Conference, "prohibiting the defendants [the 12 member church and their pastor, John Marik] from using the name ‘Seventh-day Adventist,’ and enjoining them to remove the sign, and hand over to federal agents all of their personal books, magazines, and other property that contained the name ‘Seventh-day Adventist.’" (Pilgrim's Rest Tract, WM 194, 1988).

This led to a $500 per day fine and a bench warrant for the arrest of John Marik, the pastor of the little separated church. On December 16, 1989, he was arrested, manacled with wrist, waist, and leg chains, and eventually taken to a Los Angeles prison, with an accrued fine of nearly $300,000 resting upon him. All this occurred because he refused to bow to the authority and demands of the SDA church!

Anyone who pays God's tithe money into the SDA church also becomes responsible for what the church is doing, because the church paid for Ramik's services with your tithe money! (Nearly all direct General Conference maintenance and new activities are funded from a percentage of the tithe received by each local conference! – see Pilgrim's Rest Tract, WM 178, 1987).

When will our people wake up? The church hired a Catholic to persecute, through the strong arm of civil power, any who refuse to bow and worship the commands of the SDA hierarchical church! But we should not be surprised because Sister White already predicted that this very thing would occur!

"The church appeals to the strong arm of civil power, and in this work, papists are solicited to come to the help of Protestants." Spirit of Prophecy, vol 4, p 425.

This suing of SDA brethren by the SDA church is not limited only to the above incident.

The following suit against SDA members was initiated because independent brethren were printing and passing out the fundamental truths of the three angels upon which the SDA church was first founded. This suit was filed on behalf of the entire SDA church membership! Thus all members of the SDA church were involved in a lawsuit against their own brethren for spreading the messages of God!

The case number is #VG 407 of 1991, and was tried in the Federal Court of Australia, Victoria District Registry, General Division. This case was initiated December 20, 1991 by "THE PRESIDENT, OFFICE HOLDERS AND MEMBERS OF THE SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH" and "THE AUSTRALASIAN CONFERENCE ASSOCIATION (ACA) LIMITED," who is the legal "corporate identity of the Seventh-day Adventist Church" in Australia.

There were 9 entities sued by the SDA church, its membership, and its corporate identity. Eight were individuals (five of whom were members of the church), and the ninth was a mailing company. These were being sued because of their involvement in spreading about 400,000 copies of The Protestant throughout the 16 million inhabitants of Australia.

The Protestant contained articles identifying the Little Horn of Daniel 7 (Roman Catholicism or the Papacy); the Leopard-like Beast (Papacy); the Lamb-like Beast (USA); the Image to the Beast (Apostate Protestantism); the Anti-Christ and the Man of Sin; the Mark of the Beast and the worshiping on the Sunday-sabbath after it is law versus God's seventh-day Sabbath of the Bible and the seal of the living God; the three angels' messages; exposing the activities of the Jesuits; etc.

The lawsuit was initiated because the SDA church "does have a duty to its members and must take all steps necessary to protect and maintain its good name and integrity within the community" (Letter to Chris Lewin, December 3, 1991, from McCarthy, Palethorpe & Blanch--the lawfirm representing the SDA church). The SDA church also made many apologies to their angry ecumenical partners, as noted in several Australian papers (see The Busselton-Margaret Times, May 9, 1991; The Wimmera Mail-Times, March 22, 1991).

But what about the fundamental historic truths contained in The Protestant? Did the SDA church--representing the entire SDA membership--also distance themselves from these truths? The Director of Public Affairs and Religious Liberty for the South Pacific Division of the SDA church makes the following "authorized" statement in court in behalf of the Church:

"...‘The Protestant’ magazine misrepresents the beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church...Further, the damage being suffered by the Church is immediate....The only effective way to stop the damage [to the Church's good name in the public community] is to stop the publication of ‘The Protestant’...The damage being suffered will inevitably adversely affect the public support the Church receives, and the standing the Church enjoys..." Affidavit of Raymond Leslie Coombe, January 3, 1992, p 5-6.

And there have been other lawsuits initiated by the GC against other independent brethren who are preaching the truth, such as Raphael Perez of the Eternal Gospel church in Florida, etc. But all these reports show that the leaders of the SDA church are indeed allowing nothing to stand in the way of their conspiratorial plans, using varying degrees of persecution against those who refuse to blindly follow their directions. The SDA church has even called upon, appealed to, and is having and helping the civil authorities punish and persecute those independent SDA's who refuse to obey, bow down to, and worship the SDA church! This plainly shows that the SDA church has united with various State Governments around the world, and is using the strong arm of civil power to enforce their decrees! And what does it signify when a church unites with the State Government? It shows that church to be Babylon!

"The sins of Babylon will be laid open. The fearful results of a union of Church and State, the inroads of Spiritualism, the stealthy but rapid progress of the papal power,--all will be unmasked. By these solemn warnings the people will be stirred. Thousands upon thousands have never listened to words like these. In amazement they hear the testimony that Babylon is the church, fallen because of her errors and sins, because of her rejection of the truth sent to her from Heaven." Spirit of Prophecy, vol 4, p 424.

We have already seen that the SDA church united with the governments of Germany and Kenya, Africa. The following excerpts show precisely how close the SDA church has united itself with other governments around the world.

In Hungary:

"A few short comments must also be made about the situation of small Christian denominations [in Hungary] who because of their limited numbers are often more prone to persecution by ‘administrative means.’...

"Finally the situation of the Seventh-day Adventist must be mentioned. Their leadership, hand-picked by the state authorities, carried out the measures designed to destroy the autonomy of the Church . In their case...the methods of intimidation were often more blatant than those applied against larger groups such as the Catholics. Nonetheless, these are all familiar to those who have studied totalitarian systems. They are always selected in such a way as to make documentation difficult if not impossible. Reminiscent of the intimidation known in the U.S. to those who are familiar with the ways of organized crime...

"In the case of the Seventh-day Adventists. Some of the state ‘appointed’ leaders were so dissolute and morally reprehensible that they eventually had to give up their positions.

"The inevitable results of the state's manipulations was a split between the leadership and a group of preachers and faithful who chose an independent path. Their goal...was to return the church to its earlier, autonomous state. They seek a return to the original principles of their religion..." Hearing Before the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, Ninety-Eighth Congress, Second Session, June 12, 1984, p 264-265.

In the Czech Republic:

The president of the Czech-Slovenian SDA Union was Karel Nowak. The "Anti-communist Alliance" in that area publishes a periodical which lists the most prominent agents of the StB--"the Czech version of the KGB" (see The Russian Front, November, 1994, p 3). Karel is listed 84th on their list of StB agents!

"84. Nowak Karel, 10.12.1950, ‘Redaktor’ 19939, ci'rkev advent.7 dne." Noviny Periodical, November, 1992.

In Russia:

"Through the leading agency of a number of preachers of the Seventh-day Adventists in Tula [Russia] the re-election of the senior church official of the Central Region was passed. As a result of this action [KGB] agent ‘Svetlov’ will again be placed in this office." Translated from the Reports of the Fourth Department of the Fifth Directorate of the KGB of the USSR, November, 1986.

Who was the KGB agent that was re-elected as the SDA church leader in the Central Region of Russia? "Mikhail P. Kulakov." This man was the SDA Division president of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, and also its Ministerial Association Secretary! But that is not the extent of Kulakov's administration positions. He is also one of the eleven SDA vice-presidents of the General Conference! (See Adventist Review, July 26-August 2, 1990, p 4-5).

What does the president of the General Conference of SDA's state about Kulakov being a KGB agent?

"That man [Kulakov] is a man of God, and I [Robert Folkenberg] will stake my own reputation on the trust for that man....

"Elder Kulakov wanted to retire at the time of the [1990] General Conference Session when the [Russian] Division was organized. I asked him to continue for some time longer [as its president] if he'd be willing to. He wanted to retire then...[but] he agreed to stay on..." Robert Folkenberg, "Issues and Interviews" on SDA radio station--KCDS, February 19, 1993.

In the United States:

In 1954, the SDA church made an agreement with the U.S. Government to provide SDA volunteers for the Military's medical experimentation and research code-named Project Whitecoat. The stated objective of this research was for the SDA service-men to be exposed to various infectious diseases. Then in bringing them back to health, "the development of suitable methods of prevention and treatment of infectious diseases" could be obtained. This information would then be released to the medical profession of the United States, and "thus all citizens benefit from the program, not only members of the armed forces" (see The Youth's Instructor, October 15, 1963, p 15).

By the summer of 1970, the General Conference had encouraged about 1500 SDA's to volunteer for "Project Whitecoat" (see Spectrum, Summer, 1970, p 60). The great problem with this "Project" was that its main purpose was for research into offensive--not even defensive--chemical and biological warfare!

Congressman Richard McCarthy investigated into the subject of the U.S. involvement in chemical and biological warfare, and investigated into Project Whitecoat. He states:

"My knowledge of [Project Whitecoat], and I base that on the statements made by very responsible people, is that it is offensive not defensive, and that the Seventh-day Adventists are being duped." Quoted in Spectrum, Summer, 1970, p 65.

Thus the General Conference covenanted with the Government of the United States to encourage and provide their own SDA members for research into offensive chemical and biological warfare, and these SDA members were lied to about it, and deceived into volunteering! The SDA church offered up or "sacrificed" its own members as "guinea pigs" to the god of offensive biological warfare! And many of those SDA's who volunteered for Project Whitecoat have never fully recovered their health.

"Using human volunteers to test new chemical and biological agents in not without risk....The American volunteers are recruited from the penitentiaries and the armed forces. Many of the human guinea pigs...have been young Seventh Day Adventists." Maclean's Canada's National Magazine, April 21, 1962, p 41-42.

Another incident of SDA church involvement with the U.S. Government:

"In 1981 the State Department's Bureau of Refugee Programs signed one such [funding] contract giving the Seventh Day Adventist World Service Organization (SAWSO) $750,000 for work among refugees along the Thai-Cambodian border. There was a clear secular--though political--objective shared by the State Department and SAWSO: strengthening access and services to forces loyal to Son Sann, one of three factions of the anti-Vietnamese coalition of Cambodian refugees living in the border camps (the other two were headed by Prince Sihanouk and Pol Pot)....

"In the camps, the Adventists were also known for an aggressive brand of evangelism...Therefore, the contract the Adventists signed contained wording that incorporated the ‘no proselytism’ language advanced in contractual guidelines in Washington that same year..." The Uneasy Alliance: Religion, Refugee Work, and U.S. Foreign Policy, p 195, by J. Bruce Nichols.

With the SDA church in union with, and working with, the various State Governments around the world, and even using these civil powers to persecute those "independents" who refuse to obey their decrees, persecution will soon intensify. Yet, this should not take any of us by surprise, because God has already warned His people of this!

"Just as soon as a man separates from God so that his heart is not under the subduing power of the Holy Spirit, the attributes of Satan will be revealed, and he will begin to oppress his fellowmen. An influence goes forth from him that is contrary to truth and justice and righteousness. This disposition is manifested in our institutions, not only in the relation of workers to one another, but the desire shown by one institution [the General Conference] to control all others. Men who are entrusted with weighty responsibilities, but who have no living connection with God, have been doing despite to the Holy Spirit. They are indulging the very same spirit as did Korah, Dathan, and Abiram, and as did the Jews in the days of Christ. (see Matt. 12:22-29; 31:37). Warnings have come from God again and again for these men, but they have cast them aside and ventured on in the same course....

"Jesus said, ‘Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city.’ This prophecy was literally fulfilled by the Jews in their treatment of Christ and of the messengers whom God sent to them. Will men in these last days follow the example of those whom Christ condemned?

"These terrible predictions they have not as yet carried out to the full; but if God spares their lives, and they nourish the same spirit that marked their course of action both before and after the Minneapolis meeting, they will fill up to the full the deeds of those whom Christ condemned when He was upon the earth.

"The perils of the last days are upon us. Satan takes the control of every mind that is not decidedly under the control of the Spirit of God. Some have been cultivating hatred against the men whom God has commissioned to bear a special message to the world. They began this satanic work at Minneapolis. Afterward, when they saw and felt the demonstration of the Holy Spirit testifying that the message was of God, they hated it the more, because it was a testimony against them. They would not humble their hearts to repent, to give God the glory, and vindicate the right. They went on in their own spirit, filled with envy, jealousy, and evil surmisings, as did the Jews. They opened their hearts to the enemy of God and man. Yet these men have been holding positions of trust, and have been molding the work after their own similitude, as far as they possibly could." Testimonies to Ministers, p 79-80.

So it will be "our own brethren" that will be foremost in persecuting God's true people. But why? Because God's people will hold to and speak the truth, exposing the errors and deceptions that are taking place "under the guise of the General Conference Association," in seeking to awaken the people to what is really going on.

These special messages will be hated by the SDA leadership because it is "a testimony against them." The church refuses to repent, its leadership refuses to obey the first angel's message to give God the glory, vindicate the right and obey a "thus saith the Lord." They refuse to hold to the historic beliefs of Adventism, but instead they "have opened their hearts" to Satan, and will persecute--at first verbally, but then even to blood--God's true people!

"Those who have turned away from a plain, ‘Thus saith the Lord,’ will be blinded in a superstitious faith in every kind of apostasy, and will be led into that terrible iniquity which God's word represents as being drunken with the blood of the saints." [see Revelation 17:6] Review and Herald, vol 3, p 495.

Will the SDA church leadership really "fill up to the full the deeds of those whom Christ condemned when He was upon the earth"? Will they kill, scourge, and persecute God's true people from city to city? We were told that if they nourish the same evil spirit from Minneapolis, then they will persecute their true SDA brethren. Can we still see the SDA leadership cherishing the same evil spirit which was manifested at Minneapolis?

In 1984, an advertisement appeared regarding the pre-session of the 54th General Conference Session that was held at the Superdome in New Orleans. This advertisement stated:

"In 1888 the direction of the Adventist Church took an upward turn at the Minneapolis ministerial pre-session....and the church has not been the same since."

"The 1985 World Ministers Council follows in the tradition of 1888." Ministry Magazine, November, 1984, p 22.

Assuredly, persecution of God's true people by their own professed SDA brethren, will increase! Is this any different from the professed Israelites back in the time of Christ?

"As Christ sought to place truth before the people in its proper relation to their salvation, Satan worked through the Jewish leaders, and inspired them with enmity against the Redeemer of the world. They determined to do all in their power to prevent Him from making an impression upon the people."Selected Messages, book 1, p 407.

Why didn't more of the Jews, who heard Christ expose the errors and deceptions being practiced by their Jewish church leaders, accept His words and follow Him?

"‘Because of the Pharisees they did not confess Him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue; for they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God’ [John 12:42]. How pitiful is this statement! The maintenance of their dignity was of greater weight with them than the performance of their duty to exert an influence on the side of truth and righteousness." Review and Herald, vol 4, p 238.

"The people had been deeply moved by the words of Christ. The divine beauty of the principles of truth attracted them; and Christ's solemn warnings had come to them as the voice of the heart-searching God. His words had struck at the very root of their former ideas and opinions; to obey His teachings would require a change in all their habits of thought and action. It would bring them into collision with their religious teachers; for it would involve the overthrow of the whole structure which for generations the rabbis had been rearing. Therefore, while the hearts of the people responded to His words, few were ready to accept them as the guide of life." Mount of Blessings, p 147.

That is why persecution of Christ and His followers was so severe from the Jewish church leaders, and that is why persecution by the SDA church leaders will become severe to Christ's followers today.

But what principles could cause the overthrow of the whole Jewish structure? First it was founded on error and not on truth, so God's blessings and protection could not be given. Second, if the people would realize that errors and deceptions were being taught to them by their church, then they would understand that they could not give their tithes and offerings to support this structure and its teachers of deceit and error. Their tithes and offerings would go instead to support Christ and His true followers who presented and upheld God's truth unmixed with error. The same holds true for today.

Where are God's tithes and offerings supposed to go?

"As long as the truth is progressive, the claims of God rest upon man to give of that which He has intrusted to them for this purpose." Testimonies, vol 4, p 469.

"It would be poor policy to support from the treasury of God those who really mar and injure His work, and who are constantly lowering the standard of Christianity." Testimonies, vol 3, p 553.

"There are fearful woes for those who preach the truth, but are not sanctified by it, and also for those who consent to receive and maintain the unsanctified to minister to them in word and doctrine." Testimonies, vol 1, p 261-262.

"All the means is not to be handled by one agency or organization." Letter 32a, January 6, 1908, Spalding and Magan Collection, p 421.

"His [God's] gifts are committed to men as individuals. Every man has been made a steward of sacred trusts; each is to discharge his trust according to the direction of the Giver; and by each an account of his stewardship must be rendered to God. We are responsible to invest this means ourselves." Testimonies, vol 7, p 176-177.

Also, when our SDA people learn that the SDA church is playing the Stock Market with millions of dollars of tithes sent in (see 1983, 1987, 1989 General Conference Investment Portfolio's), and tithe monies have been lost throughout the many years the church has been involved in this speculative gambling (see The Issue of Tithe), our people will wake up and start using or sending God's tithe monies elsewhere--to those standing for and spreading God's truths unmixed with error!

But as the plain and clear truth continues to go out more and more boldly exposing the errors and the falsehoods being taught to our people by their SDA church and leadership, persecution will continue to grow, and the leadership will definitely "fill up to the full the deeds of those whom Christ condemned when He was upon the earth."


ADVENTIST  REJECTION  OF  THE  SEVENTH-DAY!

     Amazing as this sounds, yet it is an undeniable fact of truth that the Seventh-day Adventist Church is giving up and rejecting the Sabbath of the Lord, in order to embrace Sunday worship instead!  This blatant apostasy of the Adventist Church in growing rejection of God’s Sabbath day is not being practiced behind closed doors by the church leadership, nor is it being kept secret.  But this great apostasy is plainly being declared in print, and is openly being practiced for all to see.
     Yet many are unaware of this apostasy, and believe that the SDA church is not and could not betray our Lord with such traitorous actions.  For the many honest-hearted souls who are not aware of this great apostasy taking place in the Adventist Church of today, we dedicate this Newsletter.
     The Sabbath is the great testing truth found in the third angel’s message.  This truth states that the Seventh-day or Saturday is the only Lord’s day of worship as the Sabbath (Genesis 2:2-3; Revelation 1:10; Testimonies, vol 6, p 128); that it is a special holy day of rest in which we are to cease from all secular labor, from all business and worldly affairs, and devote this 24 hour day to God (Exodus 20:8-11; Isaiah 58:13-14; Nehemiah 13:15-22); that it is the sign or seal of God (Ezekiel 20:12, 20; Exodus 31:13-17), and that there is no biblical truth supporting a change to Sunday as the Lord’s day (Exodus 20:8-11; Deuteronomy 5:12-15; Hebrews 4:3-11; Ezekiel 20:12-
20; 1 Chronicles 17:27).  Thus we must keep the Sabbath holy in obedience to God if we want to make it to heaven (Early Writings, p 37; Desire of Ages, p 206; Testimonies, vol 8, p 196-198; Great Controversy, p 455; Testimonies, vol 6, p 349; Prophets and Kings, p 182; Bible Commentary, vol 7, p 949; Testimonies, vol 3, p 392; Evangelism, p 290; Testimonies, vol 1, p 532; vol 2, p 705; Life Sketches, p 117-118), because the Sabbath will be the great test and dividing line between those who follow God and are saved, versus those who follow Satan and are lost (Revelation 13:17-18; Testimonies, vol 1, p 353-354; Bible Commentary, vol 7, p 983).

     Many believe that the Seventh-day Adventist church could never give up the truth regarding the Sabbath. They reason that since the very name of the church contains the words "Seventh-day" in it, then the church can never belittle the Sabbath until they would change their name. Others believe that the Seventh-day Adventist church will remain true to the Sabbath until the Sunday law, and then overnight the church will give it up for Sunday.
     Both of these beliefs are erroneous, yet they are accepted as truth by thousands of SDAs.  Thus these beliefs allow Adventists to remain in willing ignorance as to what is going on in their church, and some even refuse to investigate into what is openly occurring in regards to God’s Sabbath.  But is there really any evidence that the SDA church is belittling and downgrading the Sabbath truth of the third angel and actually exalting Sunday instead?
     What about the truth that the seventh-day or Saturday is the Lord’s only day of worship as His Sabbath? What does the SDA church now state about this?

 What about the truth of the Sabbath being a day of rest from our secular labors, business and worldly affairs, etc. What does the SDA church now believe about this?
     "The truth about God’s day of rest and the truth about rest from our own efforts to overcome [sin] are closely related....
     "But I invite you today to enter into God’s rest, to cease from your own works in trying to obey and overcome and be victorious." To Know God, p 100, by Morris L. Venden, Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1983.

     "...despite our unfinished characters we stand complete in Christ. His accomplishment at Calvary counts as our atonement. We enter His [Sabbath] rest." When God Made Rest, p 21 by George Vandeman, published by the Pacific Press Publishing Association in 1987.

     "We can be delivered from the slavery of sin and grow in grace only by resting from our own works [of obeying God’s law] and entering His [Sabbath] rest." We Still Believe: after 150 years of waiting, watching, and hoping, p 62-63, by General Conference president--Robert S. Folkenberg, published by the Pacific Press Publishing Association in 1994.

     So instead of the Sabbath being a day of rest from all our work and business affairs, the SDA church now believes that the Sabbath rest means to stop trying to overcome sin!


     What about the truth that the seventh-day Sabbath is the only sign or seal of the living God? What does the SDA church now believe about this?
     "...the Sabbath is the seal of our love and allegiance to a loving heavenly Father." Adventist Review, May 5, 1994, p 18.

     "...salvation by faith versus salvation by works...The book of Revelation describes this conflict in terms of the seal of God versus the mark of the beast: [Revelation 14:9-12 quoted]...the Sabbath...as a sign of God’s completed work in us for salvation." We Still Believe, p 65-67.

     So instead of the Sabbath being the seal of God, the SDA church now believes it to be the seal of our love, as well as salvation by faith!


     What about the truth that there is no Biblical support whatsoever for the claim that the Sabbath has been changed, or that Sunday is the Lord’s day? What does the SDA church believe about this now?
     "What Do Seventh-day Adventists Believe? Hear pastor/evangelist Jere Webb present a fresh look at ‘The Truth.’ Subjects include...‘Christ centered reasons for Sunday worship’..." Pacific Union Recorder, June 4, 1990, p 27.

     "All busy people yearn for a day of rest. God Himself gave His permission, a command even, for a day to allow the soul and spirit to be refreshed. This is God’s gift to us. He will take care of us physically and spiritually if we follow His plan. Our systems need the replenishment.Sunday is a special day for this worship and refreshment....
     "Thoreau said, if you want to destroy the Christian faith, first take away Sunday. He was right; it’s a holy day, for those who know Jesus Christ as Saviour it cannot be a holiday. For those of you who have gathered around the cross and have been saved and washed clean by His blood, it is a sacrilege to do anything else on that day except to celebrate what God has done.
     "If we abuse Sunday, we’re going to destroy something beautiful that God has given. No Sunday means no church; no church means no worship; no worship means no religion; no religion means no morality; no morality means no society; no society means no government; no government means anarchy. That s the choice before us." Confessions of a Nomad: What We Learned in Sinai’s Shadow, page 86 and 120, by Carolyn and William Self, copyrighted by the SDA Ministerial Association and published by the Pacific Press Publishing Association, 1998.


     What about the truth that God’s people must keep the Sabbath if they want to make it to heaven? What does the SDA church now believe about this?
     "Seventh-day Adventists do not rely upon their Sabbathkeeping as a means of salvation or of winning merit before God. We are saved by grace alone." Questions on Doctrines, p 153, by Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1957.

     "If we consider Sabbath keeping a requirement for salvation, we have turned the commandment on its head. We are not entering into God’s rest at all. Rather, we are depending on ourselves and our works." We Still Believe, p 64.

     "If you don’t worship on the Sabbath, are you going to hell? No!" SDA Evangelist Kenneth Cox representing the SDA church on "Central Florida Live" TV talk show, hosted by George Crossley, Central Florida TV station WTGL, channel 52, February 8, 1993.


     What about the Sabbath being the great test and dividing line between the followers of God who are saved, versus the followers of Lucifer who are lost? What does the SDA church now believe?
     "If the question [of God’s true Sabbath] is merely a matter of choice between two days, it hardly seems significant enough to become the dividing line between the saved and the lost at the end of time...Just to be able to prove from the Bible that we are right doesn’t seem a point important enough to die for....
     "So in the end time, the real issue will not be Saturday versus Sunday. It will be salvation by faith versus salvation by works." We Still Believe, p 65.

     The “Seventh-day” Adventist church states that God’s seventh-day Sabbath – His 4th commandment – His holy day – is not important enough to die for!  And they also state that the real issue in the end time which divides the followers of God from the followers of Satan – between the saved and the lost – will not be Saturday verses Sunday!  Dear ones, do you believe that this is the truth what the SDA church states here?  God sure doesn’t believe it!  His inspired word is too plain and clear to be misunderstood.
     "In the warfare to be waged in the last days there will be united, in opposition to God’s people, all the corrupt powers that have apostatized from allegiance to the law of Jehovah. In this warfare the Sabbath of the fourth commandment will be the great point at issue; for in the Sabbath commandment the great Lawgiver identifies Himself as the Creator of the heavens and the earth." SDA Bible Commentary, vol 7, p 983.
     "The decree will go forth that they [God’s commandment-keeping people] must disregard the Sabbath of the fourth commandment, and honor the first day, or lose their lives; but they will not yield, and trample under their feet the Sabbath of the Lord, and honor an institution of [the] papacy." Testimonies, vol 1, p 353-354.

     “Be sure the Sabbath is a test question, and how you treat this question, places you either on God's side or Satan's side.” 1888 Materials, p 477.

     “All will be judged according to the light that has shone upon them. If they have light upon the Sabbath, they cannot be saved in rejecting that light.” Historical Sketches, p 234.

     So now, who exactly are you going to believe and follow?  God, or the SDA church?  If you should choose to follow the SDA church and its leadership in downgrading God’s Sabbath, you will without a doubt receive the mark of the beast and lose eternal life!

     So far we have seen that the SDA church and its leadership have already been disregarding the Sabbath of the Lord, but will they also begin to exalt the false sabbath of the devil as the Lord’s day!  Many SDAs refuse to believe that the SDA church could turn traitor against God and do such a blasphemous evil as to exalt Sunday above God’s Sabbath.  They believe that such blatant apostasy by a Sabbath-keeping church has never occurred before in history, and thus it never will.

     But history clearly reveals that such blatant apostasy from God has indeed occurred before when the Sabbath-keeping early Christian church united with their pagan neighbors. This union caused this Sabbath-keeping church to become corrupt, which in turn gave birth to Roman Catholicism.  As a result, the apostate church gradually lost its respect for the true Sabbath, and then its leadership decided to give it up for Sunday.  The apostate church leadership then implemented two major steps that was calculated to lead their Sabbath-keeping membership into also losing respect for the Sabbath, and to begin worshiping on Sunday. Would you like to know what these two major steps were?
     "In the first centuries the true Sabbath had been kept by all Christians. They were jealous for the honor of God, and, believing that His law is immutable, they zealously guarded the sacredness of its precepts. But with great subtlety, Satan worked through his agents to bring about his object. That the attention of the people might be called to the Sunday, it was made a festival in honor of the resurrection of Christ. Religious services were held upon it...
     "Another step must be taken; the false Sabbath must be exalted to an equality with the true....the bishop of Rome conferred on the Sunday the title of Lord’s day." Spirit of Prophecy, vol 4, p 55.


     Thus the two major steps of the apostate Sabbath-keeping Christian church and its leadership in calling the attention of their members away from God’s Sabbath to Sunday, and then exalting Sunday worship were (1) to start holding religious services in honor of the resurrection of Christ--or Easter Sunday services, and (2) to start calling Sunday the Lord’s day.

     Is this same history being repeated today? Is the SDA church implementing these same two steps within their church system?  And if so, what documentation is there to prove it? Because if these same two steps are occurring within the SDA church, it is proof positive that the SDA church has apostatized from God and has already decided to worship the sun, because the church leadership are now trying to lead the entire membership of the church to follow them in doing likewise! So are these same two major steps being followed by the SDA church today? YES!
     Easter Sunday services and celebrations are already occurring throughout SDA churches for many years now!  In fact, one of these Sunday services was even nationally televised from within a SDA church!
     "Good Adventist news for Easter--For the first time in denominational history a television network--CBS--will broadcast an Easter Sunday service from a SDA church. The program, ‘Festival of Hope,’ will originate from the Camarillo Adventist Church in California. The speaker will be Elder Roger Bothwell, pastor of the College Church at Pacific Union College. WCBS, New York City, will carry the service this Sunday [April 22] at 11 a.m (8 a.m. Camarillo time) as will CBS affiliates in Roanoke, Boston, Tampa, Bismark, Minot, Madison, Williston, Cincinnati, Champaign, San Antonio, Columbus, Huntsville, St. Louis, La Crosse and Tuscaloosa. Some 20 other affiliated stations will carry the program on a delayed basis. Unfortunately, the CBS affiliate in Washington, D.C., WDVM, will not carry the program." General Conference Weekly Press Relations Newsletter, Spring, 1984. (See also Adventist Review, March 29, 1984, p 31.)

     Another televised Easter Sunday Sunrise service took place atop Georgia’s Stone Mountain.
     "Bob Hunter, pastor of the Stone Mountain, Georgia, [SDA] church, delivered the Easter message at the sunrise service atop Georgia’s Stone Mountain. The Service was attended by some 4,000 people and was covered by three of the local Atlanta television stations. The service was videotaped and aired on Stone Mountain church’s television program, ‘Discovery.’" Southern Tidings, August, 1985, p 19.
     But these were not the only televised Easter Sunday Sunrise service which SDAs were involved in. In 1992, several Southern California SDA churches joined together, and provided musical entertainment at the "72nd annual Easter Sunrise Service at the Hollywood Bowl." This Sunday Sunrise Service was "televised internationally by the Trinity Broadcasting Network, and was carried by the Armed Forces Radio and Television Network" (Pacific Union Recorder, July 20, 1992, p 16).

     And many other SDA churches are holding Easter Sunday services as well – such as:
California’s Burbank SDA church (see Pacific Union Recorder, March 6, 1989, p 26).
California’s Elmshaven SDA church (see Recorder, June 16, 1986, p 21).
California’s La Sierra Collegiate church (see Recorder, July 18, 1988, p 22).
California’s Riverside SDA church (see Recorder, June 16, 1986, p 16).
California’s Santa Ana Spanish SDA church (see Recorder, June 1, 1987, p 8).
California’s Sunnyvale SDA church (see Church Bulletin, April 11, 1987).
California’s Thousand Oaks SDA church (see Recorder, June 3, 1991, p 21.
California’s White Memorial SDA church (see Church Bulletin, April 11, 1987).
Hawaii’s Aiea SDA church (see Recorder, June 20, 1988, p 17).
Montana’s Jordan SDA church (see Gleaner, June 16, 1986, p 18).
Ohio’s Toledo First SDA Church (see Church Bulletin, April 3, 1993).
Oregon’s (Portland) University Park SDA church (see Gleaner, May 5, 1986, p 17).
Oregon’s Mount Tabor SDA church (see Gleaner, July 7, 1986, p 24).
Washington State’s Pasco Riverview SDA church (see Gleaner, May 19, 1986, p 13).
Washington, D.C.’s Review and Herald (see Adventist Review, April 27, 1989, p 7).

     And each year more SDA churches follow suit! Clearly the SDA church is implementing and following the first step in exalting Sunday, and leading its entire membership into open Sunday worship.

     But what about the second major step? Is the SDA church involved in teaching its membership that Sunday is the Lord’s day, when clearly the seventh-day Sabbath is the only Lord’s Day?  Would the SDA church really allow the false sabbath of the devil and the man of sin to be taught to its members as being  the Lord’s day? YES!

     Samuele Bacchiocchi was a SDA church member, and was also the only supposed Protestant to have graduated from the highest Catholic Jesuit training school--The Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. He graduated there with the highest honors in his class, and it was there that he wrote his thesis that was afterwards made into a book titled: From Sabbath To Sunday.  The pope gave his approval for its publishing, and it was then published by the Pontifical Gregorian University Press in 1977.  After it was published, this book then became highly praised by SDA church leadership and ministers, and was allowed to be sold throughout SDA Book and Bible Centers.
     But if From Sabbath to Sunday contains only the truth of God and no Catholic error, then why does this book contain the word "IMPRIMATUR"--which is only given to those books which specifically teach Catholic doctrine, being a "sign of safety" for all Catholics to read?  Pope Paul VI even gave Bacchiocchi a gold medal! Yet when have you ever heard of the pope blessing a heretic?
     This alone should warn Adventists to beware.  Yet the SDA church instead allowed Bacchiocchi to become the Professor of Church History and Theology at SDA Andrews University, and then retained him in this exalted position for many years allowing him to teach future SDA ministers exactly what and how to believe on various important church doctrines such as Sunday worship.  Not only this, but the SDA church also chose to highly exalt this book From Sabbath to Sunday, and even allowed Bacchiocchi to hold what was called "Lord’s Day Seminars" for many years throughout all SDA churches where he then promoted and sold his book to all the membership.  Since this book is so popular with the SDA church and its leadership, let us examine some of what it teaches.

     In From Sabbath To Sunday, the "Lord’s day" is referred to as being Sunday and not Saturday. This great error of the Lord’s day being Sunday, occurs over 51 times in just the first 160 pages of this 369 page book!
     In reference to Revelation 1:10--"I [John] was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day"--Bacchiocchi argues that the "Lord’s day" is one of three things: either it refers to a weekly Sunday, or an Easter Sunday, or it refers to the time of Christ’s second coming--the parousia, but not to the seventh-day Sabbath (From Sabbath To Sunday, p 122-123).
     Yet what does inspiration plainly declare the "Lord’s day" to be?
     "...the sabbath...my holy day..." Isaiah 58:13.

     "The Lord’s day mentioned by John was the Sabbath, the day on which Jehovah rested after the great work of creation, and which he blessed and sanctified because He had rested upon it." The Sanctified Life, p 74.

     "‘I [John] was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day...’ The Lord’s day is the seventh-day, the Sabbath of creation. On the day that God sanctified and blessed, Christ signified ‘By His angel unto His servant John’ things that must come to pass before the close of the world’s history..." Testimonies, vol 6, p 128.


     This book From Sabbath to Sunday also calls the keeping of the seventh day Sabbath to be nothing more than "Jewish tradition" (p 13), and a "Jewish religious institution" (p 163).  This book also declares that "the eighth day" of creation, or the Sunday following the Sabbath, "far surpassed the seventh day" (p 283).  It also declares that the Sabbath of the fourth commandment was part of the ceremonial feast days which ended at the cross (p 360), and that Paul warned against those who would promote Seventh-day Sabbath keeping "as indispensable aids to Christian perfection" (p 356).
     And in the very last sentence of this book it declares:
     "...Paul rejected the Sabbath as a means of salvation but accepted it as a shadow pointing to the substance which belongs to Christ." From Sabbath To Sunday, p 369.

     But God plainly declares:
     "The moral law was never a type or a shadow. It existed before man’s creation, and will endure as long as God’s throne remains. God could not change nor alter one precept of His law in order to save man; for the law is the foundation of His government." Selected Messages, book 1, p 239-2
40.

     So has the SDA church really changed her historic position on the Sabbath as being the only Lord’s day? What does the church now believe?
     "...the phrase ‘the Lord’s day’ in Revelation 1:10....More attention should be given to the possibility that the phrase refers to an annual resurrection celebration." The Sabbath in Scripture and History, p 127, published by the Review and Herald Publishing Association in 1982.

     Truly, the SDA church and its leadership have changed their position on the Lord’s day. To them the Lord’s day no longer means, unquestionably and only, the Seventh-day Sabbath, but now it could mean Easter! Undeniably then, the SDA church and its leadership have lost their respect for the Sabbath of the Lord, are indeed working to exalt Sunday as the Lord’s day, and are also leading the SDA people to do the same thing!
     Why else would the SDA church allow Bacchiocchi the freedom to promote this Sunday exalting book throughout SDA churches? Why else would they allow him to remain a professor at Andrews University, teaching future SDA ministers these Catholic errors for so many years--until he decided to retire? Why else would they invite him to give "Lord’s Day Seminars" and deceive the SDA people? I’ll tell you why: because the SDA church has indeed apostatized from God and His truth, its leadership have indeed lost their respect for God’s Sabbath, and they have indeed given it up to exalt Sunday worship instead!

     Now the majority of SDAs will probably refuse to believe what I have just stated.  So are these evidences we have already examined the only areas in which the SDA church is exalting Sunday above God’s Sabbath?  NO!
     The vice-president of the British Union Conference of SDAs, has given "Adventist support" to the Sunday law in England! Vice-president W. John Arthur wrote two letters supporting the Sunday law when it was in danger of being repealed in England.  One letter he sent to then Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher (dated March 27, 1986), and the other he sent to then General Secretary of the Evangelical Alliance, Clive R. Calver who was one of the major supporters of England’s Sunday laws (dated February 27, 1986).

     In these letters, John Arthur stated that:
     "...Adventist support [was being given] to those in opposition to the proposed repeal of the British Sunday trading laws....
     "[Then during an interview] Elder Arthur was asked whether any of the [SDA] field leaders he had consulted had been opposed to sending the letters. His answer was no, there had been no opposition, all reaction received was positive." Prism, May, 1986, p 6, 12. (Prism is the paper of Newbold SDA College in England.)

     After Elder Arthur sent these official SDA church letters giving support to England’s Sunday laws, he was not fired or even reprimanded by the British Union or the General Conference at all.  In fact, the leadership promoted him from vice-president to the Presidency of the British Union Conference of SDAs about 6 months later!   But this is not the extent of proof showing the SDA church exalting Sunday.


     In New Zealand, the SDA church held a Sunday worship church service, and it was not being held in honor of Easter! Neither was this Sunday worship service kept secret, but was televised nationwide! And who do you suppose was the SDA official permitting and even endorsing this nationwide televised Sunday worship church service in the SDA church?  Was this official just some obscure church leader?  No, he was the highest leader of the SDA church–the General Conference president!
     "ON SUNDAY, MAY 19, our oldest church in New Zealand, Ponsonby, has been chosen as the venue for a nationwide televised church service--one of only six such services in NZ in 1985. This will be the occasion of Pastor Neal Wilson’s visit, and plans for the music and youth scripture reading are under way--not to mention working bees on the church!" Record, April 13, 1985, p 16.
     Also in Watsonville, California, the SDA church held a Sunday church service on January 12, 1986, in which nine other Sunday-keeping churches participated in this ecumenical worship service. The other Sunday-keeping churches were: “the First Christian, United Presbyterian, Freedom United Methodist, Episcopal, All Saints Episcopal, Westview Presbyterian, La Salva Beach Community, Watsonville Parish, and the Catholic Social Services.”  Register-Pajoronian Newspaper, January 11, 1986, p 6; also the Watsonville SDA Church Bulletin on Sunday, January 12, 1986.
     And many other services are being held on Sunday by SDA churches, and the excuses used to try and justify such abominable and blasphemous practices are as varied as the color of a chameleon. Sunday exaltation and worship is becoming more and more common place and less and less of an abomination in the eyes of Adventists.
     In fact, did you know that all of the SDA churches on the Islands of Tonga are not worshiping on Saturday, but on Sunday – along with all the rest of the Babylonian churches?
     In an article from an SDA church paper, titled "Why Tongan SDAs Worship on Sunday" and subtitled "Tonga’s Common Day of Worship" the SDA church states:
     "In the South Pacific Kingdom of Tonga, Sabbath and Sunday keepers observe the same day of rest." Record, January 30, 1988, p 6.

     Truly the SDA church and its leadership have turned their backs on the Lord, have chosen to give up God’s Sabbath and to worship the sun in the east, and they are far into the process of exalting Sunday worship among SDA members. In fact, the SDA church leadership are not afraid to tell the entire SDA membership that they have decided to worship the sun!

     In the new official Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal you will find a song that was not found in any other Adventist church hymnals previously published. This song was purposely placed in this hymnal, and was then intentionally kept there even though strong protest arose from concerned members to have it removed.  So what do you suppose this song is all about?  And what specific teaching does this song declare that was considered so important by the SDA church that it would intentionally expose every single SDA church member to the specific message contained in its words?
     "Let us praise God together - on our knees.
"Let us praise God together - on our knees.
     "When I fall on my knees - with my face to the rising sun,
"O Lord, have mercy on me." Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal, "Let Us Break Bread Together," p 403-404, and published by the Review and Herald Publishing Association in 1985.

     This blasphemous song makes it very clear that the SDA church and its leadership have indeed turned their backs on the Lord and His Sabbath in order to worship the sun!  But did you know that God had already warned His people that such an unbelievable abomination as this would indeed occur?
     "And he brought me into the inner court of the Lord’s house, and, behold, at the door of the temple of the Lord, between the porch and the altar, were about five and twenty men, with their backs toward the temple of the Lord, and their faces toward the east; and they worshiped the sun toward the east." Ezekiel 8:16.

     "There is a conspiracy of her prophets in the midst thereof, like a lion ravening the prey; they have devoured souls...Her priests have violated My law, and have profaned Mine holy things: they have put no difference between the holy and profane, neither have they shewed difference between the unclean and the clean, and have hid their eyes from My sabbaths, and I am profaned among them." Ezekiel 22:25-26.


     The SDA church and its leadership have indeed turned their backs to the Lord; they are indeed violating God’s holy law; they are indeed putting no difference between the holy and profane, and are indeed hiding their eyes from God’s Sabbath, thus proving that they have indeed rejected God as being profane among them – just as was prophesied!  The SDA church and its leadership are indeed repeating the same two major steps of the apostate early Christian Church, thereby leading the SDA membership directly into Sunday worship.  This fact plainly shows to all who will see that the SDA church has blatantly chosen to apostatize from God.

     All this evidence which we have examined reveals that the SDA church has given up the great truth of the third angel’s message on the Sabbath, and is leading all its membership directly into Sunday worship.  In fact, some SDA churches are already worshiping on both Saturday and Sunday – such as the Mountain View SDA church in Las Vegas, Nevada!  

     So to the SDA church it doesn’t matter in the least that the Sabbath is one of the greatest truths of the three angel’s message; it doesn’t matter in the least that God Himself raised up the SDA church to herald this truth to the world; it doesn’t matter in the least that the Sabbath truth will be the dividing line between the saved and the lost in the end of time.  This is because the SDA church has changed the truth about the seventh-day Sabbath as only being the Lord’s day, into there really is Christ centered reasons for Sunday worship; that there is no reason why we need to rest from all our labors, or cease from doing business on each Saturday; that the seal or sign of God is not the Sabbath, and thus there is no necessity of having to keep God’s Sabbath holy in order to obtain heaven because the church now teaches that the Sabbath will not be the dividing line between the saved and the lost in the end of time.


     Now, you have seen undeniable evidence from the SDA church’s own mouth and writings proving that she has rejected the third angel’s message regarding the Sabbath of the Lord, and is instead exalting the Babylonian day of Sunday worship.  The question is: are you going to continue to give this apostate church God’s tithe and your offerings and gifts, which allows her to further her betrayal of the Lord of the Sabbath?  Will you continue to fellowship with this apostate church, and by your presence thus encourage her to move onward towards complete Sunday worship?  Will you continue clinging to and retaining membership in this apostate church while she drags you down along with her in rejecting our Lord and His holy day of worship?  Will you continue to identify yourself as a Seventh-day Adventist while the Seventh-day Adventist church openly embraces in harlotry the Devil and his Babylonian day of worship in front of the whole world?  I hope and pray not!

     It is time for all of God’s true followers to no longer sheepishly remain dumb and silent when our Lord is being betrayed!

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

     It is time to no longer fellowship with an apostate church believing that God will miraculously remove away all the evil.
     “I have not sat with vain persons, neither will I go in with dissemblers.  I have hated the congregation of evildoers; and will not sit with the wicked.” Psalms 26:4-5.

     “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?  And what concord hath Christ with Belial?...Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing...” 2 Corinthians 6:14-15, 17.

     It is time no longer to remain a member in an apostate church believing that your membership in a once chosen but now corrupt church will save you from destruction.
     “Arise ye, and depart; for this is not your rest: because it is polluted, it shall destroy you, even with a sore destruction.” Micah 2:10.

     “And ye shall leave your (SDA) name for a curse unto my chosen: for the Lord God shall slay thee, and call his servants by another name.” Isaiah 65:15.


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

“Any connection with infidels and unbelievers which would identify us with them is forbidden by the word. We are to come out from them and be separate. In no case are we to link ourselves with them in their plans or work.” E.G. White, FE 482.

"There can be no unity between truth and error. We can unite (join) with those who have been led into deception ONLY when they are converted." E.G. White, The Upward Look, p. 88.

He [Enoch] did not make his abode with the wicked. . . . [Enoch] He placed himself and his family where the atmosphere would be as pure as possible.

     But its definitely time to stand up in the strength of the Lord and take a plain and open stand against all such wickedness being practiced in the apostate church.  Let it be clearly known that you will no longer support or encourage the SDA church in her betrayal of God with money, or with fellowship, or with membership, or even with a church name!  Live instead by this righteous, godly counsel:

     “I am a companion of all them that fear thee, and of them that keep thy precepts.” Psalms 119:63.

     I hope and pray that you will let it be clearly known to the apostate church and to all the world that you have chosen to remain loyal and true to the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ alone, that you will keep His Sabbath day holy, and will not countenance apostasy in any manner!

     “It is time for thee Lord to work: for thy have made void thy law.  Therefore I love thy commandments above gold; yet, above fine gold.” Psalms 119:126-127.

WHAT ?  CATHOLIC  ADVENTISTS !

     As unbelievable as this may sound, it is becoming very obvious that SDA people and churches are becoming Catholic!  Seventh-day Adventists are not only being conditioned to accept Catholic thought and beliefs, but are even being openly told that they are Catholics!
     In the Spring of 1992, members of the Smithers SDA church in British Columbia, Canada, were engaged in a question and answer period with their Conference president Ron Watts.  During this period Harry Kurulak quoted two Spirit of Prophecy testimonies warning against Catholicism.  Harry relates what Conference president Ron Watts stated in response:
     "He attacked me by saying I was treading on very dangerous ground to go against the Catholic Church or its system.
     "He told us the word Catholic means universal, and then told us he was also a Roman Catholic and that we all are Catholic." Signed Statement by Harry Kurulak and Curtis Kurulak.

     This is not only happening in Canada, but especially in the United States.  On Sabbath, November 9, 1991, in the LaGrange SDA church in Georgia, pastor Gale Gabbert stated during his sermon:
     "But just think: if you were a Catholic, what time does Mass begin?  What?  6:00 a.m.  And Catholic means universal.  So you really are a Catholic--Adventist Catholic, a Roman Catholic..." Transcript of Taped Sermon by SDA pastor Gale Gabbert, November 9, 1991, p 1.

     Not only are SDA members being told that they are really Catholic, but the SDA church itself is being called Catholic as well!  In 1981 then President of the General Conference, Neal C. Wilson, stated:
     "There is another universal and truly catholic organization, the Seventh-day Adventist Church." Adventist Review, March 5, 1981, p 3.

     But this great change of the SDA church to image the Roman Catholic church should not be a great surprise, because we have already been warned of this very thing occurring!
     Sister Ellen White warned that the General Conference leadership were "pursuing a similar course to that of the Roman Catholics" (Manuscript Releases, vol 9, p 179--Letter 53, 1894); that they were trying to make the General Conference "like Rome, the great head of the work" (Manuscript Release #133, p 27--Letter 71, April 8, 1894); and that they were already "following in the track of Romanism" (Testimonies to Ministers, p 362).
     Not only was Sister White sounding the warning, but so did other faithful brethren--such as Percy T. Magan.  During the General Conference Session of 1903, before the new constitution was officially adopted, brother Magan obtained the floor and warned:
     "The proposed new constitution reverses the reformatory steps that were taken...in the constitution of 1901....but I want to say to you that any man who has ever read Neander's History of the Christian Church, Mosheim's, or any other of the great church historians...can come to no other conclusion but that the principles which are to be brought in through this proposed constitution, and in the way in which they are brought in, are the same principles, and introduced in precisely the same way, as they were hundreds of years ago when the papacy was made." 1903 General Conference Bulletin, p 150.

     For those who find this a little hard to believe, Sister White clearly wrote that "Our religion would be changed....A new organization would be established" (Selected Messages, book 1, p 204-05).  She also issued a warning to every SDA about the great changes that would take place in the SDA church.
     "I am charged to tell our people, that do not realize, that the devil has device after device, and he carries them out in ways that they do not expect.  Satan's agencies will invent ways to make sinners out of saints.
     "I tell you now, that when I am laid to rest, great changes will take place.
     "I do not know when I shall be taken; and I desire to warn all against the devices of the devil.
     "I want the people to know that I warned them fully before my death." Manuscript 1, February 24, 1915.

     Have these "great changes" taken place yet?  Has this "new organization" already been established?  Most definitely!
     In order for the SDA church to catholicize our people, they must adopt the same type of Catholic church organization--or a hierarchy.  Has the SDA church adopted this Catholic hierarchy or "new organization" of apostasy?  We will let the leaders of the SDA church themselves answer this question so that there will be no possible doubt.
     "The Seventh-day Adventist Church is essentially a hierarchical system..." Record, June 23, 1990, p 2.

     "The session [55th General Conference Session in 1990] has demonstrated the hierarchial nature of the church's administrative structure." Record, August 4, 1990, p 2.

     "Others have so identified structure with policy and the official hierarchy of the church that change is often viewed as unfaithfulness." Adventist Review, Special Edition, October, 1994, p 51.

     And Walter Scragg, president of the SDA South Pacific Division, admitted:
     "...the structure of the Seventh-day Adventist Church is essentially hierarchical...The pyramid of church organization maintains equilibrium and sustains growth as it reflects the people who comprise it." Record, June 23, 1990, p 4-5.

     But not only did the leadership admit that the SDA church structure is definitely hierarchical, but they also finally admitted that it resembles Roman Catholicism!
     Douglas Devnich, president of the SDA Canadian Union, stated:
     "The Seventh-day Adventist Church follows a model of organizational order in the church which is modified from the orders of Roman Catholicism, but it retains the same notions of clerical order which separates the members of the Church into two classes--clergy and laity." Messenger, December, 1993, p 2.

     But how could such a specious apostasy and departure from God be allowed to take place in a church which was one of the greatest "protesters" against Catholicism and the man of sin?
     "Although it is true that there was a period in the life of the Seventh-day Adventist Church when the denomination took a distinctly anti-Roman Catholic viewpoint, and the term `hierarchy' was used in a pejorative sense to refer to the papal form of church governance, that attitude on the church's part was nothing more than a manifestation of widespread anti-popery among conservative Protestant denominations in the early part of this century and the latter part of the last, and which has now been consigned to the historical trash heap so far as the Seventh-day Adventist Church is concerned." Equal Employment Opportunity Commission vs Pacific Press Publishing Association and General Conference of SDA, Civil Case #74-2025 CBR (1975), Reply Brief for Defendants, p 4.

     Has the SDA religion been changed since 1915?  Very definitely!  Every major principle of truth contained in the three angel's messages of Revelation 14 and 18 have been changed by the SDA church! (For proof of this amazing fact, please write for the booklet Transmutation of the Three Angels.  Or for a more in-depth study examining the history of the SDA church from its inception to the present day, including Spirit of Prophecy warnings of what the church was doing and would continue to do, please write for the book The Abomination of Desolation and Church History: Second Edition.)
     This changing of the SDA church system into another "catholic organization" and its membership into "Adventist Catholics" has been going on, slowly but surely, for decades.  And it is now to the point that even Catholic priests recognize the similarities!
     On September 14, 1996, "father" Benedict O'Cinnsealeigh presented a talk on Sabbath morning to the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Kettering, Ohio.  His talked centered on and was titled "The Similarities of Adventism and Catholicism."

     Not only do Catholic priests recognize that the SDA church is "another universal and truly catholic organization" but so do the people of the world!
     Judge William T. Hart handed down a decision against Derrick Proctor and in favor of the SDA church.  He stated:
     "Church documents that prescribe the church's structure and governance confirm that all parts of the church are parts of a single entity.  Next to the Roman Catholic church, the Adventist church is the most centralized of all the major Christian denominations in this country." Derrick Proctor vs General Conference of Seventh-day Adventist, case #81 C 4938, Findings of Fact, Section B, Church Objectives and Structures, p 22.

     In fact, this Ministry has compared the Roman Catholic Church with the Seventh-day Adventist church and has found 40 major similarities. (If you would like to obtain a copy, write for the booklet The Image of the Beast).  Truly, "as is the mother, so is her daughter" (Ezekiel 16:44).
     The Seventh-day Adventist church is no longer the same church that it was raised up to be.  It has been taken over and changed into an image of the Roman Catholic Church--in fact the closest image of this beast of any church in America!  And God, ever merciful to His people, has already revealed this astounding possibility over 100 years ago!  Please read this amazing vision in Testimonies, vol 1, p 578.
     If the SDA church members cannot realize that their beloved SDA church is no longer the true church of God in any way or sense, but has become an image of the Catholic church, and if they don't do all they can to distance themselves from this corrupt apostate church, then they will be lost within the church they love and worship more than following the will of God!
     As every Catholic owes their spiritual allegiance to the Vatican and the Pope and not to Christ--by virtue of the fact that they belong to the Catholic church as members; and since the SDA church has been formed into "another universal and truly catholic organization," then every member of the SDA church owes their spiritual allegiance to the General Conference and not to Christ--by virtue of their continued membership in the church!  You say "impossible."  Yet read closely what your SDA church and General Conference leadership states under oath:
     "The General Conference, then is the Seventh-day Adventist church....the embodiment of the remnant church as a Christian denomination, in a unified worldwide organization, to which all baptized Seventh-day Adventists owe spiritual allegiance." EEOC vs PPPA, Civil Case #74-2025 CBR, p 17, Opening Brief.

     Why can't our people realize that their beloved SDA church is no longer the church God raised up and established in the beginning?  Why can't our people realize that their SDA church has apostatized and is working against God and the kingdom of heaven?  Why can't they realize that the leaders of their church have shut God, Christ, and the Holy Spirit out of the entire church (see Testimonies, vol 8, p 250; Battle Creek Letters, p 55-56)!  And why can't they realize that the church is just another deceptive Catholic system with the name Seventh-day Adventist on it?
     The third angel's message warns ALL people on the earth--including SDA's--not to be connected with the Roman Catholic church or any image of this beast, or they will "drink of the wine of the wrath of God," being a "partaker of her sins," and receive "of her plagues" (Revelation 14:9-11, 18:4).  And if any church members, especially SDA's, believe that they can remain connected to and part of their apostate church and yet still make it to heaven, they will find themselves suffering the plagues of the wrath of God, and thus wake up when it is too late for salvation!  Why?  Because God will never take to heaven those who rebel against His will because they stayed connected with sin--whether personal or corporate!
     Any who refuse to disconnect themselves completely from any Romanist church, whether the beast itself or one of its images--including the SDA church--will fall with their harlot church into the lake which burns with fire and brimstone suffering the second death!  While any who choose to separate from their harlot Romanist church will be gathered into the loving arms of Jesus who waits outside and calls His own sheep to Him (see Hebrews 13:12-13; John 10:4-5; 2 Corinthians 6:14-18; Isaiah 52:11).
     "The first, second, and third angel's messages are to be repeated.  The call is to be given to the church: `Babylon the Great is fallen, is fallen and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird....come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.'" Review and Herald, October 31, 1899 (vol 4, p 109, col 3).

     There are only two paths to choose from: the path of compromise and death with the apostate church, or the path of the cross of separation and eternal life with Christ.
     The choice is up to you and you only.

     WHICH PATHWAY WILL YOU CHOOSE?


Question
What is the hierarchy of structure in leadership in the Seventh-Day Adventist Church? 


Answer


Margaret, thank you for your question about the management structure of the SDA church. Although the SDA denomination is Protestant, it has ironically developed a Roman Catholic style hierarchical system. This is in sharp contrast to a Congregational form of church management, which is far more Gospel friendly than the Roman Catholic model.

Here is a brief summary of the Church structure of the Seventh-day Adventist Church:

* Each Church elects its own officers: elders, deacons, deaconesses, clerks, treasurers, and department leaders.

* The minister of a local church is appointed by the local conference.

* The local conference consists of local churches in a designated area.

* Officers of the local conference are elected every three years.

* Union conferences are comprised of local conference in a designated area.

* Union conference officers are elected every five years.

* The division is comprised of two or more union conference with officers elected every five years.

* General conference encompasses all divisions with officers elected every five years.

http://www.carm.org/sda/churchstructure.htm


The SDA's do not like to advertise the fact that they have developed a hardcore, top-heavy hierarchy, because they know this is not a legitimate form of church organization for any Protestant denomination. So they dishonestly claim to have a "representative form of church government" when in fact that have something far different that has little to do with democracy or a "representative government." 

But they don't seem to care about such a point because a hierarchy is the best way for the few to control the many. So they try and disguise how they really operate. But no one should be fooled by the fact that they are some similarities with a genuine democratic process. This hardly makes them anything but what they are: a hardcore religious hierarchy that is trying to pretend it is something else.

http://www.adventist.org/world_church/facts_and_figures/structure/index.html.en

http://www.adventistinfo.org.uk/about/structure.php

Thus, in their quest for control, the leaders have embraced an anti-Gospel, Roman Catholic organizational model that has allowed a handful of men to acquire total control over all doctrine and policy, even as the denomination lays claim to the ownership of every local SDA church, down to the very song books in the pew and the pencils that sit next to the Tithe Envelope. Even though the people are the ones that give the money to build and maintain the local churches, the SDA hierarchy owns them all and controls them all, as they micro manage each and every local church, treating them like profit centers in a retail business model.

The people have no say in anything, and neither do the scholars. Neither do the Apostles for that matter. All are controlled and manipulated according to the whims of those in charge. Thus, modern SDA doctrine has been determined by a handful of men in high bureaucratic positions. What they say and promote, the church must accept, even as all are indoctrinated to believe in this or that point regardless of the evidence. As these men have come and gone, so too have the doctrines changed on a dime, confusing everyone.  This explains why there have been so many wild swings in theology over the years. It has to do with who is in charge of the hierarchy at any given time. One moment Dr. Ford has the correct theology, but after a change in the hierarchy, his views were condemned. Thus doctrine depends on politics of the hierarchy, not on the Word of God.

The SDA's should be ashamed for their hierarchical organizational system. It is not Protestant or democratic. And because of this they seldom speak honestly about their closed and controlling system that would be condemned by the Apostles, Reformers, and the Adventist Pioneers. 

However, here are some rare quotes about this touchy subject that clearly makes the point:

"...The structure of the Seventh-day Adventist Church is essentially hierarchical...The pyramid of church organization maintains equilibrium and sustains growth..." (Walter Scragg, President of the South Pacific Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, in the Record, June 23, 1990, p 4-5).

"The Seventh-day Adventist Church...maintains ...a hierarchical structure of church authority." (Neal C. Wilson, in the Court Transcript of the United States Secretary of Labor vs. Pacific Union Conference and General Conference of Seventh-day Adventist Church, Case CV 75-3032-R, presided over by Judge Manuel L. Real, February 6, 1976).

"...The church governs by a method of organization...which embraces exactly, from a legal standpoint, the same kind of organization (in opposition to ‘congregationalism’) as is embraced by the term ‘hierarchical’." (Neal C. Wilson, Court Transcript of United States vs. the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission vs. the Pacific Press Publishing Association and the General Conference, Reply Brief for Defendants, Civil Case #74-2025, p 29, parenthesis in original).

"The plain and undeniable fact is that the Seventh-day Adventist church is most assuredly not a ‘congregational’ one (although it contains elements of congregationalism) but is clearly of the...‘hierarchical’ variety." (Neal C. Wilson, Court Transcript of United States vs. the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission vs. the Pacific Press Publishing Association and the General Conference, Reply Brief for Defendants, Civil Case #74-2025 CBR, parentheses in original).

"The Seventh-day Adventist Church follows a model of organizational order in the church which is modified from the orders of Roman Catholicism, but it retains the same notions of clerical order which separates the members of the Church into two classes--clergy and laity." (Douglas Devnich, president of the Canadian Union of Seventh-day Adventists, in the Messenger (Official Journal of the Canadian Union Conference), December, 1993, p 2).

"At the local conference level the Seventh-day Adventist church has a representative form of government, above that level the polity of the Seventh-day Adventist is hierarchical: authority flows downward and members in local congregations have virtually no voice.... the Seventh-day Adventist church is a closed, self-operating, and self-perpetuating system, similar to the Roman Catholic church, in which those in authority are not responsible to lower echelons. Above the local conference level, those in authority are not elected by, representative of, or administratively accountable to, local congregations or the membership at large." (Raymond F. Cottrell, former Associate Editor of the Adventist Review and the Seventh-day Adventist Bible Commentary, in Spectrum (Journal of Association of Adventist Forums), vol 14, #4, March, 1984, p 42).

"...There is another universal and truly catholic organization, the Seventh-day Adventist Church." (Neal C. Wilson, General Conference President of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, in Adventist Review, March 5, 1981, p 3).

http://www.lightministries.com/SDA/id607.htm

It is wrong for the church to have an earthly hierarchy that rules over everyone, even requiring the perpetual and nonstop payment of tithe to those in charge. Such theology is forbidden for any Protestant. Why? Because Jesus and the Apostles are the ONLY authority for the church. Thus, it is their Word ALONE that has doctrinal authority in the church; not any person, committee, or system in Rome or Silver Spring. 

Mark 10:42 Calling them to Himself, Jesus *said to them, “You know that those who are recognized as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them; and their great men exercise authority over them. 

Mark 10:43 “But it is not this way among you, but whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant; 

Mark 10:44 and whoever wishes to be first among you shall be slave of all. 

Mark 10:45 “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”

The Seventh Day Adventist Church: Another Daughter of Rome


Turns out the Seventh Day Adventist Church is one of the fastest growing denominations out there. 

"Adventists' back-to-basics faith is fastest growing U.S. church" 

While I believe there are some well meaning and good people in the Seventh Day Adventist movement, and prophecy books from modern SDA teachers, books of a new order have been written as the true blue prophet EG White predicted- new books [read with caution like you would any book from any false religionist], it is another false church and false "religion', and yes another "daughter".

BOOKS OF A NEW ORDER

Living Temple contains the Alpha of these theories.

The Omega would follow in a little while.

I tremble for our people.

Sermons and Talks,

Vol. 1, page 341. 

 

The following testimony concerning the Omega of deadly heresy to come into the Seventh-day Adventist Church was written during the Alpha of apostasy at the turn of the century. In this testimony Ellen White warned of the Omega that would soon follow. This prophetic statement has been fulfilled to the very letter with astounding accuracy. The statement is here presented with commentary on the ten vital points that have been fulfilled since 1980.

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 re-organization.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 changedThe 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 writtenA 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 movementThe 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 sandand storm and tempest would sweep away the structure.

Who has authority to begin such a movement? We have our BiblesWe 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?

Ellen G. White, Selected Messages, Book 1, pages 204, 205. (emphasis supplied).

This statement is so loaded with prophetic fulfillment that it would take many pages for a proper commentary. However, we will note just ten vital points.

(1) "The principles of truth that God in His wisdom has given to the remnant church, would be discarded." The pioneer Adventist teachings on the trinity, the Law, victory over sin, and the human nature of Christ, have been altered, if not totally discarded. Many leaders no longer believe that the Papacy is the Antichrist, or the Beast of Revelation 13. (See, The Greatest Conspiracy, Chapter 12, "The Ultimate Betrayal," also Chapter 18, "The Invaders," for documentation).

(2) "Our religion would be changed." We now worship 3 gods (trinity of gods), have "Celebration" Pentecostal style worship services thrust upon the Church by the leadership. The music performed in worship services is "changed." Applause is now proper after special music and other presentations. Theatrical performances are now presented in the "more vibrant" worship services of the Church. (See, The Greatest Conspiracy, Chapter 1, "Holy Flesh and Celebration Music." for documentation).

"There is an abundance of theatrical performances in our world," Ellen White stated, "but in its highest order it is without God." (Letter 58a, 1898, emphasis supplied).

(3) "The fundamental principles that have sustained the work for the last fifty years would be accounted as error." The "Fundamental Principles" written by James White, stating what Seventh-day Adventists had believed "for the last seventy [70] years" (1844-1914) has been accounted as errorA "new" Statements of Beliefs was written and officially published in a Church Manual in 1931, again in 1950, and now in the 27 Fundamental Statements of Beliefs voted in 1980! (See, The Greatest Conspiracy, Chapter 7, "A Creed, and A Church Manual" for documentation).

"Where Edom (Iran) is used in a spiritual sense it symbolizes Esau. He is the one who should have inherited the birthright but sold it for a bowl of pottage, just as the conference church sold their birthright to the Evangelicals, in the 1950ʼs, for a bowl of pottage. Esau was the twin brother of Jacob. They represent the division in the church today. Jacob represents the true remnant, who now possess the birthright." Read more about this here: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B2nmi6r-BcI3dkpRWHplcTZrcFk/edit?usp=sharing

(4) "Books of a new order would be written." Books of a new order have been written. Questions on Doctrine was published by the Review and Herald Publishing Association in 1957. No one knows who wrote this bookbut it was endorsed by the highest leadership of the Seventh-day Adventist Churchand is still used today in the schools of higher learning of the denominationMovement of Destiny, by Leroy Edwin Froom, published by the Review and Herald publishing Association in 1971, furthers the heresy presented in Questions on Doctrine. (See, The Greatest Conspiracy, Chapter 12, "The Ultimate Betrayal" for documentation). Many other books could be listed. Bible Readings for the Home was altered in 1949, removing the wonderful statement on the human nature of Christ, and inserting a "new" statement that states "how far Christ became a man is a mystery." (See, The Greatest Conspiracy, Chapter 10, "A Warning and It's Rejection" for documentation).

"Seventh-day Adventists Answer Questions on Doctrine (generally known by the shortened title Questions on Doctrine, abbreviated QOD) is a book published by the Seventh-day Adventist Church in 1957 to help explain Adventism to conservative Protestants and Evangelicals. The book generated greater acceptance of the Adventist church within the evangelical community, where it had previously been widely regarded as a cult. (BECAUSE THEY REJECTED THE TRINITY BEFORE THIS -  AFTER THIS BOOK - IT SHOWED THEY HAD ADOPTED THE SAME GOD TRINITY AS THE CATHOLIC CHURCH) However, it also proved to be one of the most controversial publications in Adventist history[1] and the release of the book brought prolonged alienation and separation both within Adventism and evangelicalism.

Although no authors are listed on the title of the book (credit is given to "a representative group" of Adventist "leaders, Bible teachers and editors"), the primary contributors to the book were Le Roy Edwin Froom, Walter E. Read, and Roy Allan Anderson (sometimes referred to as "FREDA")." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Questions_on_Doctrine

Jude 1:4 (KJV) 4 "For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ."

(5) "A system of intellectual philosophy would be introduced." Neo-LinguisticPrograming (NLP) has been "introduced" into the Church since 1980. Adventist colleges now offer courses in "Psychology," which Ellen White states is from Satan. SDA Church leadership believes that Psychology has now become "Christianized." However, Ellen White warned that "Spiritualism" would also become "Christianized."

"The signs and wonders of Spiritualism will become more and more pronounced," Ellen White warned, "as the professed Christian world rejects the plainly revealed truth of the word of God, and refuses to be guided by a plain 'Thus saith the Lord,' accepting instead the doctrines and the commandments of men." (Signs of the Times, May 28, 1894, emphasis supplied).

Through the channel of phrenology, psychology, and mesmerism [hypnosis], he [Satan] comes more directly to the people of this generation, and works with that power which is to characterize his efforts near the close of probation. . .. Mark the influence of these sciences, dear reader, for the conflict between Christ and Satan is not yet ended.

Ellen G. White, Selected Messages, Book 2, pages 351, 352. (emphasis supplied).

This statement is found in several places. In Mind, Character, and Personality, Vol. 1, page 19, in a chapter titled, "Dangers in Psychology," there is a large Compiler's Note explaining away Ellen White's warning against the dangers of psychology. The Note tries to separate "psychology" from "phrenology" and "hypnosis," the two other evils of Satan. But Ellen White does not separate the three. Although the Compiler's Note suggest that times have changed in regards to modern "Christian Psychology," Ellen white warns, "Mark the influence of these [three] sciences, dear reader." Notice that in the statement she lists phrenology, psychology, and mesmerism together as evils devised by Satan "near the close of probation."

(6) "The founders of this system would go into the cities, and do a wonderful work." 1,000 days of reaping! Ever heard that phrase before? Large city and prison ministries have been implemented, utilizing "Youth for Christ," and "Fuller Seminary" methods of evangelism, with frivolous Christian Lifestyle Magazine, and the "new"Signs of the Times, and other watered-down message literature of the day. Today should be known as 1,000 days of weeping. "Let the ministers of the Lord weep between the porch and the alter." (Joel 2:17).

(7) "The Sabbath, of course, would be lightly regarded."  The reader can plainly see the fulfillment of this prophecy.

Modern SDA church now says: "God is glad for us to go to church both days [Saturday and Sunday]. He wants us to worship Him both days." Signs of the Times, March, 1990, p 22-23. 

"As the Jews departed from God, and failed to make the righteousness of Christ their own by faith, the Sabbath lost its significance to them. Satan was seeking to exalt himself and to draw men away from Christ, and he worked to pervert the Sabbath, because it is the sign of the power of Christ. The Jewish leaders accomplished the will of Satan by surrounding God's rest day with burdensome requirements. In the days of Christ the Sabbath had become so perverted that its observance reflected the character of selfish and arbitrary men rather than the character of the loving heavenly Father. The rabbis virtually represented God as giving laws which it was impossible for men to obey. They led the people to look upon God as a tyrant, and to think that the observance of the Sabbath, as He required it, made men hard-hearted and cruel. It was the work of Christ to clear away these misconceptions. Although the rabbis followed Him with merciless hostility, He did not even appear to conform to their requirements, but went straight forward, keeping the Sabbath according to the law of God." The Desire of Ages, p. 283.4

(8) "Nothing would be allowed to stand in the way of the new movement." Many faithful Seventh-day Adventists have been disfellowshipped from the Church for not submitting to the authority of apostate leadership. (See, The Greatest Conspiracy, Chapter 13, "A Champion Stands Alone" for documentation).

(9) "The leaders would teach that virtue is better than vice. . . [and] would place their dependence on human power." The leadership of the Church has "vicariously" become Jesus Christ, and the Church has become a God to the people. "The General Conference, while in session, is the voice of God to Seventh-day Adventists." (William G. Johnsson, Editor, Adventist Review, statement made on The John AnkerbergShow, Christian Broadcast Network, January, 1984).

"The Jews worshiped the temple [Church]," Ellen White wrote, "and were filled with greater indignation at anything spoken against that building than if it had been spoken against God." (Early Writings, page 198, emphasis supplied).

(10) "Their foundation would be built on the sand, and storm and tempest would sweep away the structure." The Church is now facing many problems that cannot be solved without compromise with the secular governments, the National and World Council of Churches, and the Roman Catholic Church. (See, The Greatest Conspiracy, Chapter 18, "The Invaders" for documentation).

"Who has authority to begin such a movement?" Ellen White asks. "We have our BiblesWe have our experience, attested to by the miraculous working of the Holy Spirit." (ibid. SM, Bk. 1, p. 205. emphasis supplied).

"We have a truth that admits of no compromise," Ellen White concluded. "Shall we not repudiate everything that is not in harmony with this truth?" (ibid. SM, Bk. 1, p. 205. emphasis supplied).

Our Lord not does change nor did He change the Message please note the following quotes:

  •       Those who stand as teachers and leaders in our institutions are to be sound in the faith and in the principles of the third angel's message. God wants His people to know that we have the message as He gave it to us in 1843 and 1844. We knew then what the message meant, and we call upon our people today to obey the word, "Bind up the law among My disciples." In this world there are but two classes,--the obedient and the disobedient. To which class do we belong? –{GCB April 1st 1903}

•       “The warning has come: Nothing is to be allowed to come in that will disturb the foundation of the faith upon which we have been building ever since the message came in 1842, 1843, and 1844. I was in this message, and ever since I have been standing before the world, true to the light that God has given us. We do not propose to take our feet off the platform on which they were placed as day by day we sought the Lord with earnest prayer, seeking for light. Do you think that I could give up the light that God has given me? It is to be as the Rock of Ages.” –{GCB April 6th1903}

•       “We have, as had John, a message to bear of the things which we have seen and heard. God is not giving us a new message. We are to proclaim the message that in 1843 and 1844 brought us out of the other churches. We need the Holy Spirit to kindle in our hearts the zeal and earnestness that were then seen among God's people. I thank the Lord that there are still living a few who can remember those days, and who know whereof they speak.” –{RH Jan 19th 1905}

•       “The truths that we received in 1841, '42, '43, and '44 are now to be studied and proclaimed. The messages of the first, second, and third angels will in the future be proclaimed with a loud voice. They will be given with earnest determination and in the power of the Spirit.” –{15MR Ltr 75, 1905}

•        “All the messages given from 1840-1844 are to be made forcible NOW, for there are many people who have lost their bearings. The messages are to go to all the churches.”  --{21MR 437.1, LTR 54 1906}

•       “God bids us give our time and strength to the work of preaching to the people the messages that stirred men and women in 1843 and 1844.”  --{MR760 30., July 4th 1907}

“With MANY, a philosophical idol is enthroned in the place of Jehovah; while the living God, as He is revealed in His word, in Christ, and in the works of creation, is worshiped by but FEW.” –{Ellen White, The Great Controversy, p. 583.1}

“Some will tend to resist this doctrine (the trinity) because it is NOT FOUND expressly stated in the scriptures.” –{Adventist Review Aug 20 1993 P-8} "ONLY by FAITH can we accept the existence of the Trinity." –{Adventist Review, Vol. 158, No. 31, p. 4}        

"I have written many books, and they have been given a wide circulation. Of myself I could not have brought out the truth in these books, but the Lord has given me the help of His Holy Spirit. These books, giving the instruction that the Lord has given me during the past sixty years, contain light from heaven, and will bear the test of investigation."  {1SM 35.3} 

"At the age of seventy-eight I am still toiling. We are all in the hands of the Lord. I trust in Him; for I know that he will never leave nor forsake those who put their trust in Him. I have committed myself to His keeping."  {1SM 35.4} 

"And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry" (1 Timothy 1:12).--The Review and Herald, July 26, 1906. {1SM 35.5}

1915 - Ellen G. White dies on July 16, at St. Helena, CA. Stating that "There is one straight chain of truth without one heretical sentence in that which I have written." — Ellen G. White, Letter 329A, 

1905. Per this quote - Ellen White was a non-trinitarian at least up till 1910. Today, all those who what the trinity consists of and believe in the trinity of gods will say you are a heretic if you believe as our early SDA pioneers did - in the one and only true God. See the 1874 statement of beliefs and compare them to the current statement of beliefs for the modern changed doctrines on the trinity doctrine #2. 


"I understood that some were anxious to know if Mrs. White still held the same views that she did years ago when they had heard her speak in the sanitarium grove, in the Tabernacle, and at the camp meetings held in the suburbs of Battle Creek. I assured them that the message she bears today is the same that she has borne during the sixty years of her public ministry. She has the same service to do for the Master that was laid upon her in her girlhood. She receives lessons from the same Instructor. The directions given her are, "Make known to others what I have revealed to you. Write out the messages that I give you, that the people may have them." This is what she has endeavored to do."  {1SM 35.2} 

"I have been hoping that there would be a thorough reformation, that the principles for which we fought in my girlhood, and which were brought out in the power of the Holy Spirit, would be maintained. Night after night in our early experience our brethren studied out the truths which we now hold. When they came to something that they could not understand, they would get down on their knees, and would remain there for hours sometimes. Sometimes the sun would rise before they would give up the struggle. At times, when they said, “We can do nothing more,” the power of God would come upon me, I would be taken off in vision, and instruction would be given me. Then I could explain what they could not understand. I would read the Scriptures to them, never looking at the printed page. Thus light was given in regard to Christ, His mission, and His priesthood, and the great points of our faith were firmly established." SERMONS AND TALKS VOLUME ONE, PAGE 345;  

Original Testimony No. 26, p. 4: - "Here is a work that has been subjected to the most rigid criticisms, and the most violent persecutions for the long period of twenty years, and yet remains unchanged. Had this work originated in the mind of an unsophisticated  woman, it would have  been forced  out of  its course long since and brought to confusion and to naught."

NOTE: - 1876  - by Elder James White. This statement has been deleted from the present edition of  4th  Testimony.

 

A Word to the Little Flock, p. 27: - "So far from desiring to withhold anything that I have ever published, I would feel great  satisfaction in giving to the public every line of my writings that has ever been printed." [1883.]

 

Battle Creek Letters, p. 62: - “The more Dr. Kellogg is argued with, the more subterfuges will he use. His danger is not now as great as it will be. If he will heed the councils I shall give you for him, I can use him to accomplish an important work. He will make many crooked paths. He will hurt your soul; nevertheless continue to bear the testimonies that I give you, diminishing them not so much as by a word; for this is his hope.”  {BCL 62.4}     [1902]

 

R. & H., January 26, 1905: - "That which I have written is what the Lord has bidden me write. I have not been instructed to change that which I have sent out." {RH, January 26, 1905 par. 19}

 

Special Testimonies, Series B, No. 7, pp. 57 & 58: - "Not a word is changed or denied. That which the Holy Spirit testified to as truth after the passing of the time, in our great disappointment, is the solid foundation of truth." [1905]

NOTE: - How did the Holy Spirit testify as to what was truth, after October 22, 1844? Through the visions given to Sr. White. Not a word is changed or denied, concerning the truths revealed through Sr. White's visions, after the great disappointment of 1844!

 

R. & H., April 19, 1906: - "I am not to retract one word of the message I have borne." {RH, April 19, 1906 par. 6}

 

R. & H., July 26, 1906: - "I understood that some were anxious to know if Mrs. White still held the same views that she did years ago when they had heard her speak in the sanitarium grove, in the Tabernacle, and at the camp-meetings held in the suburbs of Battle Creek. I assured them that the message she bears to-day is the same that she has borne during the sixty years of her public ministry." {RH, July 26, 1906 par. 20}

 

 Preach The Word, p. 7: - “The less that is done unnecessarily to change our publications, the better it will be.” -- Preach the Word, p. 7. (1910.) 


Within early Adventism the WHOLE COMPANY of believers were UNITED in the truth on the issue of the Godhead. Their position was NOT Trinitarian. The Adventist Church has undergone such a change on this doctrine that George Knight, professor of church history at Andrews University, could accurately write: “…the founders of Seventh-day Adventism would NOT be able to join the church today if they had to subscribe to the denomination’s fundamental Beliefs. More specifically, most would not be able to agree to belief number 2, which deals with the doctrine of the Trinity. For Joseph Bates the Trinity was an unscriptural doctrine, for James White it was that “old Trinitarian absurdity,” and for M. E. Cornell it was a fruit of the great apostasy, along with such false doctrines as Sunday keeping and the immortality of the soul." --{George Knight, Ministry, October 1993, p. 10}

In 1903 –Ellen White confirms, "The WHOLE COMPANY of believers were UNITED in the truth." --{This Day With God, p. 317.5, (1903)}

1905 –“And the standard-bearers who have fallen in death, are to speak through the reprinting of their writings. I am instructed that thus their voices are to be heard. They are to bear their testimony as to what constitutes the truth for this time”. –{Preach the Word, p. 5., Ellen White, 1905, Counsels to Writers and Editors, pages 31, 32}

We now live one hundred years after these predictions were made at the turn of yet another century. Because of this fact it is obvious that the Lord has delayed His coming, "not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance." (2 Peter 3:9). While the Lord in His great mercy has delayed His coming, we are not now to stand in complacency, content to live in luxury amidst the material conveniences of a modern world.

"But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, 'My lord delayeth his coming,' and shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken," Jesus warned, "the lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of, and shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth." (Matthew 24:48-51).

God commanded Elijah to anoint the cruel and deceitful Hazael king over Syria, that he might be a scourge to idolatrous Israel. Who knows whether God will not give you up to the deceptions you love? Who knows but that the preachers who are faithful, firm, and true may be the last who shall offer the gospel of peace to our unthankful churches?It may be that the destroyers are already training under the hand of Satan and only wait the departure of a few more standard-bearers to take their places, and with the voice of the false prophet cry, "Peace, peace," when the Lord hath not spoken peace. I seldom weep, but now I find my eyes blinded with tears; they are falling upon my paper as I write. It may be that erelong all prophesyings among us will be at an end, and the voice which has stirred the people may no longer disturb their carnal slumbers.

Ellen G. White, "The Testimonies Slighted,"Testimonies for the Church, Vol. 5, page 77. (emphasis supplied).

May we not testify by the way we live that "my Lord delayth His coming." May we not be found among those who will say, "The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved." (Jeremiah 8:20). May we be found among those who say: "Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him and he will save us" (Isaiah 25:9a).

The Seventh Day Adventist church does hold many false teachings today. They have rejected the pure truths given them during 1844-1894 by their early pioneers. One of the worse is baptismal regeneration where baptism INTO a "church" "saves" you instead of being baptized into Christ (Ye are Christ's) among a wide array of false teachings. In fact one of the worse things to me about SDA, is the pseudo-'sacrament" and "church" based "salvation" that is so promoted, where instead of a relationship with Jesus Christ being first and foremost, they push rules, rituals and the "church" as being the center of salvation. Who else does that sound like? Copying THE Papacy BEAST! Riding the beast! Rev. 13:12 And he (ANOTHER religious body) exerciseth all the power of the first beast (Papacy) before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast (Papacy=baptized paganism), whose deadly wound was healed.

THE ADVENTIST SYMBOL AND THE ALCHEMICAL CRYPTOGRAM

Compare carefully the similarities between these two symbols. The Alchemical Cryptogram also involves the triangle or (Pyramid), the circle or (Disk) and the cross under the circle.

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The purpose of this post is to demonstrate how the Seventh-Day Adventist organization has borrowed concepts from Alchemy, Kabbalah and Magic to incorporate them into their logo. The triangular shape with a disk inside, surrounded by a mystical flame standing on a cross, is not a mere coincidence. The Adventist triangle is a Gnostic symbol involving all kinds of esoteric and kabbalistic meanings.

What is Alchemy?

Alchemy is an influential philosophical tradition whose early practitioners’ claims to profound powers were known from antiquity. The defining objectives of alchemy are varied; these include the creation of the fabled philosopher’s stone possessing powers including the capability of turning base metals into the noble metals gold or silver- as well as an elixir of life conferring youth and immortality.” (See Wikipedia article on Alchemy)

Esoteric Meaning of Alchemy:

In the eyes of a variety of esoteric and Hermetic practitioners, the heart of alchemy is spiritual. Transmutation of lead into gold is presented as an analogy for personal transmutation, purification, and perfection.” (Antoine Faivre, Wouter J. Hanegraaff, Western esotericism and the science of religion, p. 96, 1995)

Manly P. Halloccultist and Masonic author explains that the enigma of the Alchemical Cryptogram is a reminder that those studying works on Hermeticism, Rosicrucianism, alchemy, and Freemasonry should always be on the lookout for concealed meanings hidden either in parables and allegories or in cryptic arrangements of numbers, letters, and words. (Manly P. Hall, The Secret Teachings of All Ages, p. 563, 2003 original text published on 1928)

Manly P. Hall also mentions in his book of Secret Teachings, the relationship between alchemy, the triangle and the number 33.

Alchemy is a threefold art, its mystery well symbolized by a triangle. Its symbol is 3 times 3 – three elements or processes in three worlds or spheres. The 3 times 3 is part of the mystery of the 33rd degree of Freemasonry, for 33 is 3 times 3, which is 9, the number of esoteric man and the number of emanations from the root of the Divine Tree.” (Manly P. Hall, The Secret Teachings of All Ages, pp. 497, 498, edition 2003)

Grillot de Givry describes alchemy:

There was one doctrine, alchemy, which claim to penetrate the mystery of life and of the formation of inanimate substances.” (Witchcraft, Magic & Alchemy by Grillot de Givry, p. 347, 1971)

“One of the first precise notions gleaned from reading authors who have treated of alchemy is that this science is based on a secret reserved for only a few privileged adepts possessing the intellectual and moral qualities requisite for obtaining it.” (Witchcraft, Magic & Alchemy by Grillot de Givry, p. 347, 1971)

Why did the SDA church end up choosing a symbol similar to the Alchemical Cryptogram? That is a question that any smart member of the SDA religious organization should be asking around.

 THE MAGICAL TRIANGLE OF SOLOMON

As we can see in the illustration above, the Seventh Day Adventists logo can also be compared to me magical triangle of Solomon. Let us review the Qabbalistic masonic concepts involved into this symbol. The SDA logo has concealed in it the triangle, the disk and the three flames representing the “Trinity of the Sephiroth”, which is the triad of the Qabbalists. (Look at the Qabbalist symbol שׁ or “Letter Shin” on the upper right)

According to Freemasonry books there is an occult meaning involved in the Qabbalistic symbol called “Letter Shin” (Next symbol). In the book (The Secret Teachings off all Ages) Manly P. Hall says:

The Qabbalists used the letter שׁShin, to signify the trinity of the first three Sephiroth. The central circle slightly above the other two is the first Sephira–Kether, the White Head, the Crown. The other two circles represent Chochmah, the Father, and Binah, the Mother. From the union of the Divine Father and the Divine Mother are produced the worlds and the generations of living things. The three flame-like points of the letter ש have long been used to conceal this Creative Triad of the Qabbalists.” (Manly P. Hall, The Secret Teachings of All Ages, page 372) (bolds and colors in the quote added by this website).

The Magical Triangle of Art is also known as the Solomonic Triangle or Triangle of Evocations.

The triangle of art represents the protected space outside the magic circle, into which spirits are compelled to appear in Solomonic ritual magic. Typically, the central circle is inscribed with the sigil (seal) of the spirit to be invoked. The usual form is of a triangle, circumscribed with various words of power, containing an inner, blackened circle. The purpose of the triangle is to contain the manifested entity. In some cases, the triangle is created as a physical object; sometimes, the central circle is replaced with a black scrying mirror.” 

(Source: Article on Hermetic Seal of Light, SymbolDictionary.net)

THE MAGICAL JEWISH TETRAGRAMMATON

The Tetragrammaton is usually represented as a triangular shape with a circle inside. According to Lenormant and his book “Chaldean Magic”, the letters of the Tetragrammaton originated in Chaldea:

The Pythagorean idea of the creative powers of numbers and letters, upon which the ‘Sefer Yetzirah’ is founded, and which was known in tannaitic times…is here proved to be an old cabalistic conception. In fact, the belief in the magic power of the letters of the Tetragrammaton and other names of the Deity…seems to have originated in Chaldea (see Lenormant, ‘Chaldean Magic,’ pp. 29, 43). Bolds added

The Jewish Encyclopedia defines the Tetragrammaton as: “The quadrilateral name of God, , which is thus referred to in Josephus, in the Church Fathers, in the magic papyri, and in the Palestinian Talmud (Yoma 40a, below), whence it has passed into the modern languages. (see Jewish Encyclopedia article on Tetragramaton)

The Tetragrammaton is a Qabbalistic symbol used for magical rituals and spirit invocations. According to the Jewish mystic religion, the tetragrammaton refers to the name of “the God of Israel” YHWH, but there is one big problem; the God of the Jews is not the God of Christianity. When the pharisees (Jewish leaders) confronted Jesus claiming that they were legitimate descendants of Abraham, they said; “The only Father we have is God himself.” (John 8:41) But Jesus replied to them:

  • “…If God were your Father, you would love me, for I came from God and now am here. I have not come on my own; but he sent me. Why is my language not clear to you? Because you are unable to hear what I say. You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desire. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies. Yet because I tell the truth, you do not believe me! Can any of you prove me guilty of sin? If I am telling the truth, why don’t you believe me? He who belongs to God hears what God says. The reason you do not hear is that you do not belong to God.” (John 8:42-46  NIV 1984)
  • “Moreover, the Father judges no one, but has entrusted all judgment to the Son, that all may honor the Son just as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father, who sent him.” (John 5:22-23 NIV 1984)

The apostle Paul warned us against following false Jewish teachings:

For there are many rebellious people, mere talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision group. They must be silenced, because they are ruining whole households by teaching things they ought not to teach and that for the sake of dishonest gain. Even one of their own prophets has said, “Cretans are always liars, evil brutes, lazy gluttons.” This testimony is true. Therefore, rebuke them sharply, so that they will be sound in the faith and will pay no attention to Jewish myths or to the commands of those who reject the truth. To the pure, all things are pure, but to those who are corrupted and do not believe, nothing is pure. In fact, both their minds and consciences are corrupted. They claim to know God, but by their actions they deny him. They are detestable, disobedient and unfit for doing anything good.” (Titus 1:10-16 NIV 1984)

In the book “Clinical and experimental hypnosis in medicine, dentistry, and psychology” the effects of the magical tetragrammaton are defined:

In Major Trends in Jewish Mysticism, which gives me the impression of a Judaized treatise on Yoga, G.G. Scholem describes how Abulafia, a cabbalistic philosopher and mystic, developed a method of concentration up on the magical and mystical properties of the Hebrew letters, arranging and rearranging them, starting with the tetragrammaton and developing 99 further names of God. Bowers and Glasner were impressed with the autohypnotic nature of Abulafia’s experiences; the various letter combinations produced hypnotic fantasieswhich accounted for the new truths and insight achieved. (William S. Kroger, M.D., Michael D. Yapko, Ph. D., Clinical and experimental hypnosis in medicine, dentistry, and psychology, p 125, 1963, 1977, 2008) Bolds added

It is scientifically proven that triangles have been used in magic and hypnotism for many different purposes.

By staring for some minutes at the middle of the triangles young people easily fall asleep and enter the somnambulistic state.” (Fredrik Johan Björnström M.D., Hypnotism, p. 5, 1889)

Qabbalistic symbolism does not comes from God, but from rabbinical Judaism which is nothing else than a mix of all the occult mystic practices they had borrowed from the Babylonians, Egyptians, Chaldeans, Canaanites, etc… Therefore, whoever follows the Jews, their traditions and their occult practices is following their father (the Devil) and carrying out his desire. (John 8:42-46)

GIANT TETRAGRAMATON INSIDE FOREST LAKE SDA CHURCH FLORIDA

The Gnostic origin of the Tetragrammaton 

“The ‘mystic quadriliteral name’ (Clement, “Stromata”, ed. Dindorf, iii. 25, 27) was well known to the Gnostics, as is shown by the fact that the third of the eight eons of one of their systems of creation was called ‘the unpronounced’, the fourth ‘the invisible’, and the seventh ‘the unnamed’, terms which are merely designations of the Tetragrammaton (Blau, l.c.p. 127). Even the Palestinian Jews had inscribed the letters of the Name on amulets (Shab. 115b; Blau, l.c.pp. 93-96); and, in view of the frequency with which the appellations of foreign deities were employed in magic, it was but natural that heathen magicians should show a special preference for this ’great and holy name’, knowing its pronunciation as they knew the names of their own deities.” (See the Jewish Encyclopedia article on Tetragrammaton.) Emphasis added

THE KYBALION

The Hermetic Philosophy of the Kybalíon comes from Hermes Trismegistus. According to the Secret Doctrine, Hermes Trismegistus was known by the Ancient Egyptians as “The Great Great” and “Master of Masters”. (The Kybalíon, A study of the Hermetic Philosophy of Ancient Egypt and Greece by Three Iniciates, The Yogi Publication Society, Masonic Temple Chicago iII, 1908)

Hermes “the god of speech” is mentioned in the Bible:

“In Lystra there sat a man crippled in his feet, who was lame from birth and had never walked. He listened to Paul as he was speaking. Paul looked directly at him, saw that he had faith to be healed and called out, “Stand up on your feet!” At that, the man jumped up and began to walk. When the crowd saw what Paul had done, they shouted in the Lycaonian language, ‘The gods have come down to us in human form!’ Barnabas they called Zeus, and Paul they called Hermes because he was the chief speaker. The priest of Zeus, whose temple was just outside the city, brought bulls and wreaths to the city gates because he and the crowd wanted to offer sacrifices to them.” (Acts 14:8-13 NIV 1984)

The Adventist Symbol and the Egyptian Winged Disk (Sun God)

ADVENTIST LOGO BECOMES AN EGYPTIAN WINGED DISK WHEN UNFOLDED

The previous illustration shows what happens when we unfold the “solar flames” of the SDA symbol. Compare it to the Egyptian symbol on the far right and observe carefully how the Egyptian winged disk found on this ancient painting is also on top of a cross (Ankh Cross), just like the Adventist logo.

EGYPTIAN WINGED DISK INSIDE MASONIC LODGE

 The Goetia Circle of Evocation

The SDA triangular symbol can also be compared to the Goetia Circle of evocation, composed by a circle within a triangle and used by magicians to evocate the 72 spirits. This symbol also known as the Tetragrammaton  or “Triangle of Solomon” (the Lesser key of Salomon), as is used by Qabbalists. In the ritual, the magician would stand within the circle and the spirit was believed to appear within the triangle. This triangular symbol was use by the occultist and Freemason Aliester Crowley during magical rituals and spiritual ceremonies. Aleister Crowley was the leader of the Secret Society “Ordo Templi Orientis”.

We may wonder why always triangular or pyramidal shapes?

The triangle is one of the most used occult symbols. A triangle with its point downward represents the deity and is called the Deity’s Triangle, or the Water Triangle. With one point up, it is called the Earthly TrianglePyramidTriangle, or the Fire Triangle. These two definitions of the triangle are standard occult beliefs and they can be found in Masonic books like: (Shirley Plessner, Symbolism of the Eastern Star, Cleveland, Ohio, Gilbert Publishing Co., 1956, p. 18.), (Robert Macoy, Adoptive Rite Ritual, Virginia: Macoy Publishing and Masonic Supply co., 1897, p. 237)

The Triange According to Mackey’s Encyclopedia of Freemasonry:

There is no symbol more important in its significance, more various in its application, or more generally diffused throughout the whole system of Freemasonry, than the triangle. An examination of it, therefore, cannot fail to be interesting to the Masonic student. 

The equilateral triangle appears to have been adopted by nearly all the nations of antiquity as a symbol of the Deity, in some of his forms or emanations, and hence, probably, the prevailing influence of this symbol was carried into the Jewish system, where the Yod within the triangle was made to represent the Tetragrammaton, or sacred name of God.” (Source: Mackey’s Encyclopedia of Freemasonry. Articles on the Triangle atMasonicdictionary.com), (Freemasons Magazine iv, page 294)

If you do a little bit of research on books of occultism like (The Secret Teachings of All Ages), you will see that these triangular shape symbols were commonly used in magical rituals for incantations and spells over groups of people and places to accomplish goals. Revelations 18:23 (NIV) tells us that ”Babylon the Harlot” would use magical spells to somehow control the nations and lead them astray.

In the book of Galatians 3:1-3, Paul also talks about the believers being bewitched by someone to make them turn away to a different gospel than the one already preached. In the book of Isaiah 47:12 the prophet also talks about the fall of Babylon just as John in Revelations 18:23 and he describes how Babylon used spells and sorcery.

Let’s review the verses:

  • Revelations 18:23 (NIV): “The light of a lamp will never shine in you again. The voice of bridegroom and bride will never be heard in you again. Your merchants were the world’s great men. By your magic spell all the nations were led astray”.
  • Galatians 3:1-3 (NIV): “You foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? Before your very eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed as crucified. I would like to learn just one thing from you: Did you receive the Spirit by observing the law, or by believing what you heard? Are you so foolish? After beginning with the Spirit, are you now trying to attain your goal by human effort?”
  • Isaiah 47:12 (NIV): “Keep on, then, with your magic spells and with your many sorceries, which you have labored at since childhood.

Possible reasons why so many triangles and pyramids

According to Freemasonry in the book “The Secret Teachings of all Ages”, the pyramid will be the emblem that will unify the world.

“The Dying God shall rise again! The secret room in the House of the Hidden Places shall be rediscovered. The Pyramid again shall stand as the ideal emblem of solidarity, inspiration, aspiration, resurrection, and regeneration. As the passing sands of time fury civilization upon civilization beneath their weight, the Pyramid shall remain as the visible covenant between Eternal Wisdom and the worldThe time may yet come when the chants of the Illumined shall be heard once more in its ancient passageways and the Master of the Hidden House shall await in the Silent Place for the coming of that man who, casting aside the fallacies of dogma and tenet, seeks simply Truth and will be satisfied with neither substitute nor counterfeit.” (Manly P. Hall, The Secret Teachings of All Ages, p.120, 2003 version, original text published in 1928) Emphasis added

With that quote in mind, lets take a look at the next SDA Ministry Magazine Issue with the pyramid as an emblem of “Resurrection For a Fallen Brother.”

SDA MINISTRY MAGAZINE (MAY 2004)

Observe in the following illustration how Jacob Boehme a sixteenth century cabalist represents “God” in the shape of a Pyramid or Divine Triangle sitting on his throne. The pyramid or triangle is an esoteric representation of “God” according to the teachings of the Cabala and commonly used in Gnosticism.


Jakob Böhme or “Jacob Boehme” (1575-1624), an Occultist, Theosophist and “Christian” mystic who was able to attract through his Gnostic illustrations many disciples to the Masonic lodges of his era.

Albert Pike (1809-1891), Sovereign Grand Commander of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry says about the Divine Triangle in the book “Morals and Dogma”:

Behold the great and Supreme Triangle of the Kabalists! Fatality, Will, and Power! Such is the magical ternary which, in human things, corresponds with the Divine Triangle.” (Albert Pike, Morals And Dogma, p. 738) Emphasis added

Later on in his book Morals and Dogma, Albert Pike elaborates more about the triangle as the chief masonic symbol representing the masonic deity.

The peculiar and principal symbol of this degree is the Tetracty of Pythagoras, suspended in the east, were ordinarily the sacred word of letters glitters, and, like them, representing the Deity. Its nine external points from the triangle, the chief symbol in masonry, with many of the meanings of which you are familiar. 

To us, the three sides represents the three principals attributes of the Deity, which created, and now, as ever, support, uphold, and guide the Universe and its eternal movement; the three supports the Masonic Temple, itself and emblem of the Universe: Wisdom, of the Infinity Divine Intelligence; Strength, or Power, the Infinite Divine Will; and Beauty, or the Infinity Divine Harmony…” (Albert Pike, Morals And Dogma, p. 826) bolds added

Henry Makow, author of the book ”Illuminati, The Cult That Hijacked the World”, says that all these masonic symbols are the basic components of a satanic conspiracy. A conspiracy that is attacking us with full evil force.

This satanic conspiracy, succeeds only because people cannot believe something so colossal and monstrous actually exists.” 

(Henry Makow, Lucifer is the Secret God of Secular Society - Occult Agents Control Humanity, internet, savethemales.ca, October 13, 2003)

Conclusion

It doesn’t really matter what explanation the SDA leadership can come up with, all the evidence presented proves that some how this religious institution has been borrowing concepts from occultism, Cabala, Freemasonry, Magic, mysticism, Hermeticism, Gnosticism, Alchemy, etc… In summary, all these are clear signs of spiritual prostitution going on at high levels. The question is; Is anybody even watching?

Unfortunately people refuse to believe the darkness involved in all this. They have totally underestimated the power of Satan. They have discarded Jesus’ teachings through Paul and the rest of the apostles. Paul warned us against this type of spiritual captivity non only in Galatians 3:1-3 but also in Colossians 2:8 saying:

See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ”.  (Colossians 2:8 NIV 1984)

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The identity of the false Prophet--the one who deceived the world through his "miracles." (Compare verses 13, 14 with Revelation 19:19, 20), shows that he will be revered as a great religious leader, although in reality he will be Satan's chief agent.

Now look at the context of Revelation 13, we are now better prepared to identify the 666. "Here is wisdom," says the Scriptures. "Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six." (Verse 18).

To identify this "man," we must identify the "beast"--the power the "man" represents and leads. Thus we must ask, to which power is Verse 18 referring? The Leopard-like or the Two-horned? Look at it again! Note that it did not say, count the number of the beast with the wound! Or count the number of the beast which had his deadly wound healed! It just states, "count the number of the beast." Whenever the Bible refers to the Leopard-like beast, it always mentions the wound! (See verses 3, 12). In contrast, "the beast" is the Two-horned Beast or the Image Beast" without mention of the wound. So the beast or power in verse 18 is the Two-horned or comes FROM the United States of America-not the Papacy!

Remember? "The image to the beast represents ANOTHER religious body clothed with similar powers." The Story of Redemption, p. 381.2The Spirit of Prophecy Volume 4, p. 277.2

Furthermore, if this is not so, why so many symbols for the Papacy? Because the IMAGE (copy) of the beast uses the SAME symbols as the BEAST (the papacy). We have the little horn of Daniel 7. We say that the Leopard-like Beast, the 666, the Woman of Revelation 17, the seven head on which she sits, and the Scarlet-colored Beast are symbols of Rome! Why? SDA has adopted/copied the symbols of the Papacy. What about the rise and fall of Protestantism? What about the rise of Western culture? What about our present world? Why would God leave them out?

Still skeptical? Consider the following inspired references: "This power is the last that treads down the true church of God and as the true church is still trodden down, and cast out by all Christendom, it follows that the last oppressive power has not 'come to his end;' and Michael has not stood up. This last power that treads down the saints is brought to view in Rev. 13:11 -18. His number is 666. . .  

"I saw that the number (666) of the Image Beast [the two-horned] was made up; and that it was the beast [Leopard-like] that changed the Sabbath, and the image Beast had followed on after, and kept the Pope's and not God's Sabbath." (12)

These two statements make a very pungent point: that the number 666 is the power found in verses 11 - 18, and that this beast is the two-horned which we all know comes out or has its beginnings in the USA; otherwise known as the "Image Beast." So the number 666 is not on the Leopard-like Beast who is found in verses 1 - 10 of Revelation 13 who changed the Sabbath during the Dark Ages, but on the "Image Beast who followed. This is Clear, logical, and Biblical! After all, the context of verses 11 -18, reveals the identity and work of the United States, not the Leopard-like! "The Protestant sects, were the next to come on the stage and act out the same mind that the mother had when she persecuted the saints." E.G. White, Spalding-Meagan Collection, "Copy of Three Visitors."

"The image to the beast represents ANOTHER religious body clothed with similar powers." The Story of Redemption, p. 381.2The Spirit of Prophecy Volume 4, p. 277.2

The Shocking "ANOTHER" Religious Body" Fulfillment:

And in the Adventist Review of March 5, 1981, on page 3, Neal C. Wilson, General Conference President of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, states: "...there is ANOTHER universal and TRULY CATHOLIC ORGANIZATION, the SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH."

How can there be such confident assurances today, as we clearly hear the denominational leaders trumpet from the pulpits of the land, “
She is the ship of God, perhaps listing badly, yet we are assured that she is sailing steadfastly into the heavenly port…. STAY WITH THE SHIP!” “She is the ‘apple of God’s eye,’ ‘the remnant church.’ DON’T GIVE UP, NOW!” “Defective and feeble though she be, -- indeed, she is not perfect, -- but God will purify His church. THE APOSTATES WILL LEAVE! DON’T BE FOUND OUTSIDE WITH THEM.” “The church will appear as about to fall, BUT SHE WILL NOT FALL!, Those who call the infallible Ladociean SDA corporate church Babylon are in apostasy - not us!” 

Does this sound familiar?!!! The messenger of the Lord warned us of this very thing happening a very long time ago. "These men were constantly saying, “God is with us. We stand in the light. We have the truth.” I inquired who these men were, and was told that they were ministers and leading men who had rejected the light themselves, and were unwilling that others should receive it." EARLY WRITINGS, PAGE 241

"They (the 144,000 remnant) resisted the efforts which were made to fasten the cords tighter and refused to heed the repeated assertions: “God is with us.” “We have the truth with us.” Early Writings, p. 240.2


“Those ministers who are men pleasers, who cry, Peace, peace, when God has not spoken peace, might well humble their hearts before God, asking pardon for their insincerity and their lack of moral courage. It is not from love for their neighbors that they smooth down the message entrusted to them, but because they are self-indulgent and ease-loving. True love seeks first the honor of God and the salvation of souls. Those who have this love will not evade the truth to save themselves from the unpleasant results of plain speaking. When souls are in peril, God's ministers will not consider self, but will speak the word given them to speak, refusing to excuse or palliate evil.” RH, Mar. 25, 1890.

The REMNANT that cause the shaking is the Third Angel, or the 144,000. She is the firstfruits, firstborn Zion of Hebrews 12:22-23, and Rev. 14:1-4.

"I then saw the THIRD ANGEL. Said my accompanying angel, 'Fearful is his work. Awful is his mission. He is the angel that is to select the wheat from the tares, and seal, or bind, the wheat for the heavenly garner." E.G. White, Early Writings, 118.

"The angel represented in prophecy as delivering this message, symbolizes a class of faithful men, who obedient to the promptings of God's Spirit and the teachings of his word, proclaim this warning to the inhabitants of earth. This message WAS NOT to be committed to the religious leaders of the people." E.. White, The Spirit of Prophecy, vol. 4, 199, 200.

"The third angel's message will not be comprehended, the light which will lighten the earth with its glory will be called a false light, by those who refuse to walk in its advancing glory." E.G. White, Review and Herald, 5-27-1890, p. 321.

This Third Angel is the bride who awakens the ten virgins. She is the firstborn, or firstfruits, called out directly by God. Then she and God awaken the ten-virgin guests, Christ's Object Lessons, 405-406.

"Characteristics of True Reformers.--Here [Isa. 8:11-14] are given the characteristics of those who shall be reformers, who will bear the banner of the third angel's message, these who avow themselves God's commandment-keeping people, and who honor God, and are earnestly engaged, in the sight of all the universe, in building up the old waste places. Who is it that calls them, The repairer of the breach, The restorers of paths to dwell in? It is God. Their names are registered [written--Heb. 12:22, 23] in heaven as reformers, restorers, as raising the foundations of many generations." E. G. White, SDA Bible Commentary, Vol. 4, 1151.

Image (copy of its doctrines and methods) to the Beast: "The Seventh-day Adventist Church is essentially a hierarchical system..." (Bruce Manners, Associate Editor of the Record (the Official Paper of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, South Pacific Division), in the Record, June 23, 1990, p 2).

Beast: "The Church is both visible and spiritual, a hierarchical society and the Mystical Body of Christ." (Catechism of the Catholic Church, The Profession of Faith, Section Two, Article 9, Paragraph 1, Section III, #779.http://www.christusrex.org/www1/CDHN/church1.html#MYSTERY).

Beast: “'The state of life which is constituted by the profession of the evangelical counsels, while not entering into the hierarchical structure of the Church, belongs undeniably to her life and holiness.'” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, The Profession of Faith, Section Two, Article 9, Paragraph 4, Section III, #914.http://www.christusrex.org/www1/CDHN/church4.html#CONSECRATED).

Beast: THE HIERARCHICAL CONSTITUTION OF THE CHURCH (Catechism of the Catholic Church, The Profession of Faith, Section Two, Article 9, Paragraph 4, Section I.http://www.christusrex.org/www1/CDHN/church4.html#CONSTITUTION).


Image (copy of its doctrines and methods) to the Beast: "The plain and undeniable fact is that the Seventh-day Adventist church is most assuredly not a ‘congregational’ one (although it contains elements of congregationalism) but is clearly of the...‘hierarchical’ variety." (Neal C. Wilson, Court Transcript of United States vs the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission vs the Pacific Press Publishing Association and the General Conference, Reply Brief for Defendants, Civil Case #74-2025 CBR, parentheses in original).

Image (copy of its doctrines and methods) to the Beast: "...the church governs by a method of organization...which embraces exactly, from a legal standpoint, the same kind of organization (in opposition to ‘congregationalism’) as is embraced by the term ‘hierarchical’." (Neal C. Wilson, Court Transcript of United States vs the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission vs the Pacific Press Publishing Association and the General Conference, Reply Brief for Defendants, Civil Case #74-2025, p 29, parenthesis in original).

Image (copy of its doctrines and methods) to the Beast: "The Seventh-day Adventist Church is essentially a hierarchical system..." (Bruce Manners, Associate Editor of the Record (the Official Paper of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, South Pacific Division), in the Record, June 23, 1990, p 2).

Image (copy of its doctrines and methods) to the Beast:  "The session [55th General Conference Session in 1990] has demonstrated the hierarchial nature of the church's administrative structure." (Gary Krause, Associate Editor of the Record, in the Record, August 4, 1990, p 2).

Image (copy of its doctrines and methods) to the Beast:  "...the official hierarchy of the (SDA) church..."(Walter Douglas, chair of the SDA Church History Department at the Andrews University Theological Seminary, in Adventist Review (the Official General Paper of the Seventh-day Adventist Church), Special Edition, October, 1994, p 51).

Image (copy of its (the beast=Catholic doctrines = Baptized Pagan traditions of men) doctrines and methods) to the Beast:  "...the structure of the Seventh-day Adventist Church is essentially hierarchical...The pyramid of church organization maintains equilibrium and sustains growth..."(Walter Scragg, President of the South Pacific Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, in the Record, June 23, 1990, p 4-5).

Image (copy of its doctrines and methods) to the Beast:  "The Seventh-day Adventist Church...maintains ...a hierarchical structure of church authority." (Neal C. Wilson, in the Court Transcript of the United States Secretary of Labor vs Pacific Union Conference and General Conference of Seventh-day Adventist Church, Case CV 75-3032-R, presided over by Judge Manuel L. Real, February 6, 1976).

So the "man" who stands at the head of "ANOTHER RELIGIOUS BODY" would be the 666. 

Biblically this "man" who stands at the head of "another" religious body" could not be the Pope! Yes, the Bible does state that the USA born "image to the beast" will pay homage to the Leopard-like Beast, but, we have already seen that the Leopard-like Beast is not the Papacy alone, but in fact, represents the Western world model or system. Again, the Bible did not say that the USA will tell the world to worship the "head" but the "beast"-the system!

"When the churches of our land, uniting upon such points of faith as are held by them in common, shall influence the state to enforce their decrees and sustain their institutions, then will protestant America have formed an image of the Roman hierarchy." Spirit of Prophecy, vol 4, p 278.


 "The Lord has shown me clearly that the image of the beast will be formed before probation closes; for it is to be the great test for the people of God, by which their eternal destiny will be decided....Rev 13:11-17....This is the test that the people of God must have before they are sealed." SDA Bible Commentary, vol 7, p 976 col 1.


 "Apostasy has come in to our ranks as it came in to Heaven, and all who unite with Satan in this kind of work will act on the same principles Satan has worked." Manuscript Releases, vol 7, p 178 (Letter 156, 1897).

     "Never before have I carried so sad a heart as since I have seen the apostasy of men and women who have had great light (1844-1894 SDA Doctrines)...but I have no power to change the seductive working of the enemy." Manuscript Releases, vol 7, p 193 (Letter 266, August 5, 1906).

"I saw that the two-horned beast had a dragon's mouth, and that his power was in his head, and that the decree would go out of his mouth. Then I saw the Mother of Harlots; that the mother was not the daughters, but separate and distinct from them. She has had her day, and it is past, and her daughters, the Protestant sects, were the next to come on the stage and act out the same mind that the mother had when she persecuted the saints. I saw that as the mother has been declining in power the daughters had been growing and soon they will exercise the power once exercised by the mother." E.G. White, Spalding-Meagan Collection, "Copy of Three Visitors."

"I saw that as the mother has been declining in power the daughters had been growing and soon they will exercise the power once exercised by the mother." Spalding and Magan Collection, p. 1.4

Obviously the Enemy wants us to focus in one direction while he attacks from another. While we trace the Papacy's every move, the real danger lurks behind us, waiting to snag our unwary souls into his honed craws.

Maybe we need to look less at the Pope and more at ourselves and apostate Protestantism. No wonder Inspiration intimated that if we studied Daniel and Revelation more closely, we "may have less to say in some lines, in regard to the Roman power and the Papacy.E.G. White, Testimonies to Ministers and Gospel Workers, p. 112. Evangelism, p. 577.1

The truth is that the Papacy will never again rule like she did in the Middle Ages. That's right! Never! Her time for dominance is over. Yes, she will be influential. Yes she will probably gloat over the homage paid her through a Sunday law, however, she will never again sit atop the world. We know. About now you're probably saying that old ideas die hard. Well, that may be true, but don't keep them alive.

"All who will not bow to the decree of the national councils and obey the national laws to exalt the Sabbath instituted by the man of sin, to the disregard to god's holy day, will feel, not the oppressive power of popery alone, but of the Protestant world, the Image of the Beast." E.G. White, Selected Messages, Book Two, p. 380.

Still skeptical? Consider the following inspired references: "This power is the last that treads down the true church of God and as the true church is still trodden down, and cast out by all Christendom, it follows that the last oppressive power has not 'come to his end;' and Michael has not stood up. This last power (SDA corp) that treads down the saints is brought to view in Rev. 13:11 -18. His number is 666. . .James White, A Word to the Little Flock, pp. 8,9.

Shocking: "ANOTHER" Religious Body" Prediction:

In fact, in 1867 Ellen White foresaw the SDA church becoming Catholic! (see Testimonies, vol 1, p 578). 

Prophecy: 

“That night I dreamed that I was in Battle Creek looking out from the side glass at the door and saw a company marching up to the house, two and two. They looked stern and determined. I knew them well and turned to open the parlor door to receive them, but thought I would look again. The scene was changed. The company now presented the appearance of a Catholic procession. One bore in his hand a cross, another a reed. And as they approached, the one carrying a reed made a circle around the house, saying three times: "This house is proscribed. The goods must be confiscated. They have spoken against our holy order." Terror seized me, and I ran through the house, out of the north door, and found myself in the midst of a company, some of whom I knew, but I dared not speak a word to them for fear of being betrayed. I tried to seek a retired spot where I might weep and pray without meeting eager, inquisitive eyes wherever I turned. I repeated frequently: "If I could only understand this! If they will tell me what I have said or what I have done!" Testimonies for The Church Vol. 1 p. 578, January 29, 1867


Notice how the "prediction" & "fulfillment" uses the exact wording "another":

"The image to the beast represents ANOTHER religious body clothed with similar powers." The Story of Redemption, p. 381.2The Spirit of Prophecy Volume 4, p. 277.2

The Shocking 
"ANOTHER" Religious Body" Fulfillment:

And in the Adventist Review of March 5, 1981, on page 3,Neal C. Wilson, General Conference President of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, states: "...there is ANOTHER universal and TRULY CATHOLIC ORGANIZATION, the SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH."

Prediction: "Our religion would be changed....A new organization would be established."  Selected Messages, book 1, p 204-205.

“Are we hoping to see the whole church revived? THAT TIME WILL NEVER COME.” Selected Messages Vol. 1 p. 122 

“The sins and iniquities of rebellious Israel are recorded and the picture presented before us as a warning that if we imitate their example of transgression and depart from God we shall fall as surely as did they.” 1T-608, 609

“...The world must not be introduced into the church, and married to the church, forming a bond of unity. Through this means the church will become indeed corrupt, and as stated in Revelation, ‘A cage of every unclean and hateful bird.’” Testimonies to Ministers-265.

We have no time to lose to GET READY! GET READY! GET READY! The end is near. Modern SDA church now says: "God is glad for us to go to church both days [Saturday and Sunday]. He wants us to worship Him both days." Signs of the Times, March, 1990, p 22-23. 

"As the Jews departed from God, and failed to make the righteousness of Christ their own by faith, the Sabbath lost its significance to them. Satan was seeking to exalt himself and to draw men away from Christ, and he worked to pervert the Sabbath, because it is the sign of the power of Christ. The Jewish leaders accomplished the will of Satan by surrounding God's rest day with burdensome requirements. In the days of Christ the Sabbath had become so perverted that its observance reflected the character of selfish and arbitrary men rather than the character of the loving heavenly Father. The rabbis virtually represented God as giving laws which it was impossible for men to obey. They led the people to look upon God as a tyrant, and to think that the observance of the Sabbath, as He required it, made men hard-hearted and cruel. It was the work of Christ to clear away these misconceptions. Although the rabbis followed Him with merciless hostility, He did not even appear to conform to their requirements, but went straight forward, keeping the Sabbath according to the law of God." The Desire of Ages, p. 283.4

Satan "knew that if he could only lead Israel to forget God, and to ‘walk after other gods, and serve them, and worship them,’ they would ‘surely perish.’ Deuteronomy 8:19.”—Prophets and Kings, 296. Modern Adventism has forsaken the only God of historic Adventism and has now adopted the trinity of gods like the other churches around them. Sound familiar to the Israelites? Forsaking the God of their Fathers? Modern Adventism has forsaken the God of historic Adventism also. What has been will be again. Ellen White's pen warns us today, "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." (E.G. White, Special Testimonies, Series B, No. 7, p. 57).

How can there be such confident assurances today, as we clearly hear the denominational leaders trumpet from the pulpits of the land, “
She is the ship of God, perhaps listing badly, yet we are assured that she is sailing steadfastly into the heavenly port…. STAY WITH THE SHIP!” “She is the ‘apple of God’s eye,’ ‘the remnant church.’ DON’T GIVE UP, NOW!” “Defective and feeble though she be, -- indeed, she is not perfect, -- but God will purify His church. THE APOSTATES WILL LEAVE! DON’T BE FOUND OUTSIDE WITH THEM.” “The church will appear as about to fall, BUT SHE WILL NOT FALL!” 

Does this sound familiar?!!! The messenger of the Lord warned us of this very thing happening a very long time ago. "These men were constantly saying, “God is with us. We stand in the light. We have the truth.” I inquired who these men were, and was told that they were ministers and leading men who had rejected the light themselves, and were unwilling that others should receive it." EARLY WRITINGS, PAGE 241

"They resisted the efforts which were made to fasten the cords tighter and refused to heed the repeated assertions: “God is with us.” “We have the truth with us.” Early Writings, p. 240.2


“Those ministers who are men pleasers, who cry, Peace, peace, when God has not spoken peace, might well humble their hearts before God, asking pardon for their insincerity and their lack of moral courage. It is not from love for their neighbors that they smooth down the message entrusted to them, but because they are self-indulgent and ease-loving. True love seeks first the honor of God and the salvation of souls. Those who have this love will not evade the truth to save themselves from the unpleasant results of plain speaking. When souls are in peril, God's ministers will not consider self, but will speak the word given them to speak, refusing to excuse or palliate evil.” RH, Mar. 25, 1890.

He who consents cannot object.

In short, until consent is withdrawn, no remedy is possible. After consent is withdrawn, no remedy is necessary.

John 12:42 "Yet at the same time many even among the leaders believed in him. But because of the Pharisees they would not confess their faith for fear they would be put out of the synagogue [church];"

Nebuchadnezzar's advisers did not believe in the one true God. Now, Daniel and his three friends were not part of the advisers called in by the King. Nebuchadnezzar told his magicians and astrologers that they first had to tell him what he dreamed, and then explain the dream to him. The magicians and astrologers had spent their whole lives following after idols and false gods. Their “gods” were worthless - they could not speak, much less interpret a dream. Only the one true God is living and powerful and able to rescue His people. Are you following after something that is worthless? If you trust in anything other than the one true God, you are wasting your time and you are in danger. 

DEUTERONOMY 6:4 — Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD:

Elijah went before the people and said, “How long will you waver between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow him; but if Baal is God, follow him.”

1 Kings 18:39 "When all the people saw this, they fell prostrate and cried, “The Lord—he is God! The Lord—he is God!”

"They (preachers and leaders of all churches today) have healed also the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace." Jeremiah 6:14... warning from the angels of God; but other voices are heard saying ... no cause for alarm.” The multitudes cry, “Peace and safety,” Maranatha, p. 260.4 

“Escape for thy life,” is the warning from the angels of God; but other voices are heard saying, “Be not excited; there is no cause for alarm.” The multitudes cry, “Peace and safety,” while Heaven declares that swift destruction is about to come upon the transgressor." Patriarchs and Prophets, p. 167.2

Does this sound familiar?!!! The messenger of the Lord warned us of this very thing happening a very long time ago. "These men were constantly saying, “God is with us. We stand in the light. We have the truth.” I inquired who these men were, and was told that they were ministers and leading men who had rejected the light themselves, and were unwilling that others should receive it." EARLY WRITINGS, PAGE 241

"They resisted the efforts which were made to fasten the cords tighter and refused to heed the repeated assertions: “God is with us.” “We have the truth with us.” Early Writings, p. 240.2

Or "The church will appear as about to fall, BUT SHE WILL NOT FALL!"

“Those ministers who are men pleasers, who cry, Peace, peace, when God has not spoken peace, might well humble their hearts before God, asking pardon for their insincerity and their lack of moral courage. It is not from love for their neighbors that they smooth down the message entrusted to them, but because they are self-indulgent and ease-loving. True love seeks first the honor of God and the salvation of souls. Those who have this love will not evade the truth to save themselves from the unpleasant results of plain speaking. When souls are in peril, God's ministers will not consider self, but will speak the word given them to speak, refusing to excuse or palliate evil.” RH, Mar. 25, 1890.

Like the dwellers in the vale of Siddim, the people are dreaming of prosperity and peace. "Escape for thy life," is the warning from the angels of God; but other voices are heard saying, "Be not excited; there is no cause for alarm." The multitudes cry, "Peace and safety," while Heaven declares that swift destruction is about to come upon the transgressor. On the night prior to their destruction, the cities of the plain rioted in pleasure and derided the fears and warnings of the messenger of God; but those scoffers perished in the flames; that very night the door of mercy was forever closed to the wicked, careless inhabitants of Sodom. God will not always be mocked; He will not long be trifled with. "Behold, the day of the Lord cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and He shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it." Isaiah 13:9. The great mass of the world will reject God's mercy, and will be overwhelmed in swift and irretrievable ruin. But those who heed the warning shall dwell "in the secret place of the Most High," and "abide under the shadow of the Almighty." His truth shall be their shield and buckler. For them is the promise, "With long life will I satisfy him, and show him My salvation." Psalm 91:1, 4, 16.  -Patriarchs and Prophets p 167.1 & 2

"Others resisted the light from heaven, saying that it was sent to lead them astray." Early Writings, p. 240.2 

"I saw those who were in darkness thrusting them with side and with shoulder. Then many who cherished the sacred light, broke the cords which confined them and stood out separated from those companies. As they were doing this, men belonging to the different companies and revered by them passed through, some with pleasing words, and others with wrathful looks and threatening gestures, and fastened the cords which were weakening. These men were constantly saying, “God is with us. We stand in the light. We have the truth.” I inquired who these men were, and was told that they were ministers and leading men who had rejected the light themselves, and were unwilling that others should receive it." EARLY WRITINGS, PAGE 241

"A glorious light then rested down upon these companies, to enlighten all who would receive it. Some of those who were in darkness received the light and rejoicedOthers resisted the light from heaven, saying that it was sent to lead them astrayThe light passed away from them, and they were left in darkness. Those who had received the light from Jesus joyfully cherished the increase of precious light which was shed upon them. Their faces beamed with holy joy, while their gaze was directed upward to Jesus with intense interest, and their voices were heard in harmony with the voice of the angel, “Fear God, and give glory to Him; for the hour of His judgment is come.” As they raised this cry, I saw those who were in darkness thrusting them with side and with shoulder. Then many who cherished the sacred light, broke the cords which confined them and stood out separated from those companies. As they were doing this, men belonging to the different companies and revered by them passed through, some with pleasing words, and others with wrathful looks and threatening gestures, and fastened the cords which were weakening. These men were constantly saying, “God is with us. We stand in the light. We have the truth.” I inquired who these men were, and was told that they were ministers and leading men who had rejected the light themselves, and were unwilling that others should receive it.

I saw those who cherished the light looking upward with ardent desire, expecting Jesus to come and take them to Himself. Soon a cloud passed over them, and their faces were sorrowful. I inquired the cause of this cloud and was shown that it was their disappointment. The time when they expected their Saviour had passed, and Jesus had not come. As discouragement settled upon the waiting ones, the ministers and leading men whom I had before noticed, rejoiced, and all those who had rejected the light triumphed greatly, while Satan and his evil angels also exulted.
Then I heard the voice of another angel saying, “Babylon is fallen, is fallen!” A light shone upon those desponding ones, and with ardent desires for His appearing, they again fixed their eyes upon Jesus. I saw a number of angels conversing with the one who had cried, “Babylon is fallen,” and these united with him in the cry, “Behold, the Bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet Him.” The musical voices of these angels seemed to reach everywhere. An exceedingly bright and glorious light shone around those who had cherished the light which had been imparted to them. Their faces shone with excellent glory, and they united with the angels in the cry, “Behold, the Bridegroom cometh.” As they harmoniously raised the cry among the different companies, those who rejected the light pushed them and with angry looks scorned and derided them. But angels of God wafted their wings over the persecuted ones, while Satan and his angels were seeking to press their darkness around them, to lead them to reject the light from heaven.

Then I heard a voice saying to those who had been pushed and derided, “Come out from among them, and touch not the unclean.” In obedience to this voice, a large number broke the cords which bound them, and leaving the companies that were in darkness, joined those who had previously gained their freedom, and joyfully united their voices with them. I heard the voice of earnest, agonizing prayer from a few who still remained with the companies that were in darkness. The ministers and leading men were passing around in these different companies, fastening the cords more firmly; but still I heard this voice of earnest prayer. Then I saw those who had been praying reach out their hands for help toward the united company who were free, rejoicing in God. The answer from them, as they earnestly looked to heaven, and pointed upward, was, “Come out from among them, and be separate.” I saw individuals struggling for freedom, and at last they broke the cords that bound them. They resisted the efforts which were made to fasten the cords tighter and refused to heed the repeated assertions: “God is with us.” “We have the truth with us.” Persons were continually leaving the companies that were in darkness and joining the free company, who appeared to be in an open field raised above the earth. Their gaze was directed upward, the glory (character) of God rested upon them, and they joyfully shouted His praise. They were closely united and seemed to be wrapped in the light of heaven. Around this company were some who came under the influence of the light, but who were not particularly united to the company. All who cherished the light shed upon them were gazing upward with intense interest, and Jesus looked upon them with sweet approbation. They expected Him to come and longed for His appearing. They did not cast one lingering look to earth. But again a cloud settled upon the waiting ones, and I saw them turn their weary eyes downward. I inquired the cause of this change. Said my accompanying angel, “They are again disappointed in their expectations. Jesus cannot yet come to earth. They must endure greater trials for His sake. They must give up errors and traditions received from men and turn wholly to God and His Word. They must be purified, made white, and tried. Those who endure that bitter trial will obtain an eternal victory.” Early Writings, p. 240.2

“In amazement they hear the testimony that Babylon is the (SDA) church, fallen because of her errors and sins, because of her rejection of the truth sent to her from heaven.” GC 606. Also see Luke Chapter 10.

Feet of Iron & Clay (A.D. 476) Revived "New" Roman Empire mingling Church-craft & State-craft weakening all churches, with an Image or copy/likeness to the Beast’s doctrines whose wound was healed. "The image to the beast represents ANOTHER religious body clothed with similar powers." The Story of Redemption, p. 381.2. Another church with similar hierarchical structure to the Catholic church. "...there is ANOTHER universal and TRULY CATHOLIC ORGANIZATION, the SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH." AR 3/5/81, p. 3 “In amazement they hear the testimony that Babylon is the (SDA) church, fallen because of her errors and sins, because of her rejection of the truth sent to her from heaven.” (GC 606. Lk 10:12-15, Rev 2:9;3:9, EW15, Our Father Cares, Page 336) The trinity of gods doctrine “is not found expressly stated in the scriptures.” (AR 8/20/93 P-8) “Only by faith can we accept the existence of the Trinity." AR, Vol. 158, No. 31, p. 4.  The ten toes represent 10 Kings/Kingdoms, United Nations divided into 10 regions. The Stone smites the Feet (1844 - 2nd Advent) (iron mixed with clay) because they represent Laodiceans who have mingles churchcraft and statecraft & are spewed out foolish virgins, "professed" Christians who have mingled with heathen Paganism, the traditions of men. (GC 1888, p. 480.1) “Today we hesitate to claim we’re the remnant; but as for Laodicea, that’s us! Us alone!” Aventist Review, August 28, 2008, p 5. Name of philosophical idols (intellectual conception of God) worshiped during this time frame: "God the Father", "God the Son", "God the Holy Spirit", the "mystery" trinity of gods of Revelation 17:5.  having a form of godliness but denying its power 2 Timothy 3:5


"When the churches of our land, uniting upon such points of faith as are held by them in common, shall influence the state to enforce their decrees and sustain their institutions, then will protestant America have formed an image of the Roman hierarchy." Spirit of Prophecy, vol 4, p 278.


 "The Lord has shown me clearly that the image of the beast will be formed before probation closes; for it is to be the great test for the people of God, by which their eternal destiny will be decided....Rev 13:11-17....This is the test that the people of God must have before they are sealed." SDA Bible Commentary, vol 7, p 976 col 1.


 "Apostasy has come in to our ranks as it came in to Heaven, and all who unite with Satan in this kind of work will act on the same principles Satan has worked." Manuscript Releases, vol 7, p 178 (Letter 156, 1897).

     "Never before have I carried so sad a heart as since I have seen the apostasy of men and women who have had great light...but I have no power to change the seductive working of the enemy." Manuscript Releases, vol 7, p 193 (Letter 266, August 5, 1906).

Exodus from Babylon & Egypt's heathen trinity of gods (OSIRIS, HORUS, ISIS) back-slidden Israel worshiped  (BAAL, TAMMUZ, ASHTORETH) modern backslidden Adventists worship a tritheistic philosophical intellectual idol despite being warned against such in (Col. 2:8, 2 Cor. 11:4 & Luke 10:12-16) called Biblical sounding names today to deceive even the very elect of God IF it were possible: ("God the Father", "God the Son", "God the Holy Spirit") correlates to the last warning message to another Exit/Exodus from all churches to JOIN the Bridegrooms procession going to the marriage supper who proclaim the last 3 angles messages, exalt the Ten Commandments & 7th day Sabbath and worship one God like the 144,000 and Christ the Son of God..

 Foundation of Wood, Hay & Stubble.  Luke 10:12-16: 12 But I say unto you, that it shall be more tolerable in that day for Sodom, than for that city. 13 Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works had been done in Tyre and Sidon, which have been done in you, they had a great while ago repented, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. 14 But it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the judgment, than for you. 15 "And thou, Capernaum [Seventh-day Adventists, who have had great light], which art exalted unto heaven [in point of privilege], shalt be brought down to hell: for if the mighty works, which have been done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day. But I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee." E.G.W., RH, vol. 3, p. 69, col. 3. 

“Those ministers who are men pleasers, who cry, Peace, peace, when God has not spoken peace, might well humble their hearts before God, asking pardon for their insincerity and their lack of moral courage. It is not from love for their neighbors that they smooth down the message entrusted to them, but because they are self-indulgent and ease-loving. True love seeks first the honor of God and the salvation of souls. Those who have this love will not evade the truth to save themselves from the unpleasant results of plain speaking. When souls are in peril, God's ministers will not consider self, but will speak the word given them to speak, refusing to excuse or palliate evil.” RH, Mar. 25, 1890.

Hosea 4:1 (KJV) "Hear the word of the LORD, ye children of Israel: for the LORD hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land."

“And thou, Capernaum [Seventh day Adventist, who have had great light], which are exalted unto heaven [in point of privilege], SHALT BE BROUGHT DOWN TO HELL…” Review and Herald p. 69, August 1, 1893 

“And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.” Revelation 18:4 

“Likewise greet the church that is in their house.” Romans 16:5

We are not to receive the words of those who come with a message that contradicts the special points of our faith. They gather together a mass of Scripture, and pile it as proof around their asserted theories. This has been done over and over again during the past fifty years. And while the Scriptures are God's word, and are to be respected, the application of them, if such application moves one pillar from the foundation that God has sustained these last fifty years, is a great mistake. He who makes such an application knows not the wonderful demonstration of the Holy Spirit that gave power and force to the past messages that have come to the people of God.--- Preach the Word, p.5(1905)  Selected Messages Vol 1, pg. 161 {CW 32}

We firmly believe that the Seventh-day Adventist Church today has joined fallen Babylon, and is no longer corporately part of God’s remnant. We believe that there is overwhelming evidence in support of this conclusion. In such a life and death matter, we believe that God is providing ample evidence, to enable His true and faithful people to see the situation of the Church as He sees it, and to respond to His call by coming out of her.

The process, by which we were led to this inescapable conclusion about the Church’s status, “required much study and anxious care to search it out link after link.” 1T 79. We were greatly blessed in our study, by adhering to the weight of evidence principle, recommended by God’s servant, Ellen G. White: Those who desire to doubt will have plenty of room. God does not propose toremove all occasion for unbelief. He gives evidence, which must be carefully investigated with a humble mind and a teachable spirit, and all should decide from the weight of evidence.” 3T 255.

And since our study involved diligent search of the Spirit of Prophecy writings, we found the following inspired counsel to be most useful to remember: “Regarding the testimonies, nothing is ignored; nothing is cast aside; but time and place must be considered.1SM 57.

The underlying premise of our study is the fact that God did not immune the Seventh-day Adventist Church from falling.“In this day He has instituted no new plan to preserve the purity of His people.” 4T 165. In fact, He never immunes any person or church from falling:“The Lord Jesus will always have a chosen people to serve Him. When the Jewish people rejected Christ, the Prince of life, He took from them the kingdom of God and gave it unto the Gentiles. God will continue to work on this principle with every branch of His workWhen a church proves unfaithful to the word of the Lord, whatever their position may be, however high and sacred their calling, the Lord can no longer work with themOthers are then chosen to bear important responsibilities.” 14Ms 102, UL 131.

In our study we have come to learn that a church can fall and become fallen Babylon by meeting one of the three following conditions:“In amazement they hear the testimony that Babylon is the church, fallen because of her errors and sins, because of her rejection of the truth sent to her from heaven.” GC 606.

We believe, after reviewing all the available public evidence, that the Seventh-day Adventist Church has indeed committed far exceeding sins and errors than was ever thought possible, and has rejected much of the counsel given her by God, so that she has sadly and regrettably become part of the fallen Babylon. Therefore it is ripe time that God’s people in the Seventh-day Adventist Church heed His call and ‘come out of her’ to join God’s remnant.

As a foreshadow Hitler used the Roman Church to get into power but documents now tell us that after the Jews were killed, Christians were to be next. In the same way the world leader that will rise will get guidance and direction (worship the same gods and keep Sunday Holy and have the same hierarchical structure) of the Vatican. (She (the Synagogue of Satan) will control all world religion in the end time.) However, in the end, the world leader (Antichrist) will claim to be above anything called God and seek to kill all those who will not worship baptized paganism including the 1+1+1=3 gods. When Satan indwells the Antichrist he will throw off anything identified with TRUE "Christianity" (worship of one God & honoring worshiping His Son) and Judaism, Islamism, and baptized paganism will rise to power in the world.

Many wonder how satanic religion could come to power in this day and age. We think we are too sophisticated to worship demons, practice witchcraft or be in the occult. However, if you examine the beliefs of world religions and the "new age/new spirituality" movement you will see that the demonic deceptions of neo-paganism and eastern philosophies have already infiltrated the whole world and even so called 501c3 churches labeled as "Christianity".

Some say paganism is not satanic since most pagans claim they do not worship Satan. However, adoration of any god or goddess outside of the true God of the Bible is idolatry and is satanically inspired. The belief that spiritual power can come to an individual outside of the God of creation through self-effort, by forces in nature, or from spirits separated from the biblical God, descends from the mystery religion of Babylonian paganism.

All world religious beliefs not founded on the absolute truths of the Bible have descended from Mystery Babylon and can therefore be described as religions from Babylonian paganism. Those who claim they are not pagans because they are not witches do not understand this common root and source of all polytheistic and pantheistic beliefs. The Bible says there is nothing new under the sun. There also is nothing new in witchcraft, "New Age/New Spirituality" or in eastern polytheistic religions either because they all came from the same root source. All these beliefs originated from Babylonian mystery religion that goes back to the rebellion against God at the tower of Babel over 4,000 years ago.


The "New Age/New Spirituality Movement" is a loose collection of many things that have pagan roots. This modern pagan movement is nothing more than ancient paganism put in a new package. The polytheistic religious of the East and those in "New Age/New Spirituality" beliefs and witchcraft all have a common root source in ancient Babylon and they share the common polytheist and/or pantheist beliefs of the mystery religion that began at Babylon
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Most "New Age" leaders have now rejected the term "New Age" they call themselves part of the "New Spirituality" movement. However, be assured, no matter how much they like to deny being "New Age", this "New Spirituality Movement" contains the same beliefs of "New Age" doctrine and Babylonian paganism. It just has a refined title. The "new spirituality movement" is a more refined pagan movement for those who rejected certain silly practices that were identified with the "New Age" movement. This "New Spirituality" concept or movement is the latest effort to make polytheistic and pantheistic beliefs acceptable to the mainstream public.


There are a few core beliefs that unites all the various forms of modern paganism but there are many common themes.

The "New Age" or "New Spirituality" movement in a nutshell:

  • We are all powerful spirit beings
  • We pre-existed before our present lives on earth
  • Reincarnation
  • Pantheism
  • Worship of the creation rather than the Creator
  • The human species will evolve into its Christ consciousness or God state
  • God is a force, everyone and everything is part of this creative force
  • Because God is in everything, collective thoughts create reality
  • The mother earth is part of the force and she is a living entity
  • If human abuse of mother earth continues she will have to defend herself with severe natural upheavals
  • We must reduce our population and eliminate all the negative thinking people (Monotheistic fundamentalism) by education or removal
  • Some in the "New Age" believe that our parent species are alien life forms. They say these aliens planted us here sometime in the past and that they are due to return. This belief will set the world up for the great deception

Some popular doctrines of demons, mystical practices,"New Age" or "New Spirituality" names, and themes: (many are in churches)

  • Getting in touch with your inner self
  • Inner healing
  • Signs and wonder ministries
  • The course in miracles
  • Contact with ascended masters
  • Contact with aliens
  • Soul travel
  • Out of body experiences
  • Near death experiences
  • Spirit Guides
  • Yoga
  • Positive confession
  • Possibility thinking
  • Your words have power, so you can speak things into existence
  • Imaging
  • Evolution
  • Visions from Mary
  • Apparitions related to Mary
  • Crying statues
  • Slaying in the Spirit
  • Laughing, barking and other strange out of control behavior claimed to have come by the power of the Spirit
  • Schools claiming to be Christian that teach one how to become a prophet
  • Witchcraft
  • Shamanism
  • Altered states of consciousness
  • Hypnotism
  • Collective consciousness
  • Tolerance for forbidden practices
  • Reaching Christ consciousness
  • Sweat lodges
  • The lord Maitreya
  • The Krishna
  • Maitreya Buddha
  • Imam Mahdi
  • Dalai Lama
  • Robert Schuller
  • The power of positive thinking
  • Gaia
  • The reincarnation of Christ in another body
  • There are many paths to God/all religion leads to God
  • Unity
  • Mormons
  • Masons
  • Scientology
  • Zen Buddhism
  • We are about to evolve to a higher life form
  • Animal rights and elevation of other species to the level of human beings
  • Alternative lifestyles
  • Rejection of Judo Christian morality and beliefs
  • There are no moral absolutes
  • Eating animals and animal dirivities
  • Psychics, remote viewers, channelers, astrologers, fortune tellers, mediums
  • Team concepts (to replace individualism)
  • Personality typing or profiling
  • Diversity training
  • Correct thinking people/right thinking people
  • The basic goodness of man (Even Jesus said no one was good but His Father and God in Mark 10:18 & Luke 18:19.)
  • Personal gurus
  • Self improvement seminars
  • Outcome based education
  • It takes a village
  • You can be anything you want to be
  • Abortion, birth control, family planning, the right to choose
  • Alien encounters
  • Harry Potter books and movies
  • Psycho therapy
  • Reincarnation
  • Dominionism
  • Word of Faith
  • Latter Rain movement
  • New apostolic reformation
  • Joel’s Army
  • Manifest Sons of God
  • Replacement Theology
  • Supersession Theology
  • The force
  • Wizards
  • Edgar Casey
  • Pyramid power
  • Crystal power
  • New Spirituality
  • Kabbalah (also Qabalah, Cabala, Qaballah, Qabala, Kaballah)
  • "The Secret"
  • Alternate lifestyles
  • All paths lead to God
  • Contemplative prayer
  • Centering prayer
  • Spiritual Reformation
  • Emergent church or Vintage Christianity (some concepts)

Many Christians identify with a few of the bullets listed above and a few of them may not necessarily be demonic. However, it certainly is demonic if it conflicts with the absolute truths in biblical Christianity. "New Age" or "New Spirituality" beliefs have infiltrated the liberal main line Protestant churches. Some "New Age" beliefs have even infiltrated many Evangelical and Pentecostal churches. (For example - so called ongoing movements of the spirit such as the laughing movement, the anointing of God is on me/slain in the spirit movement, the speak it into existence "Word of faith" clones, and the traveling circus healing gurus can hardly be distinguished from methods and practices used in the occult "New Age"/"New Spirituality" movement)

Now some of the leadership of the purpose driven seeker friendly church growth movement are pushing paraphrases of the bible that have "New Age" terms (i.e. "The Message") and teaching in popular books that God is in everything and everyone (pantheism). They also teach psycho therapy from theories of psychology as truth.

The largest Protestant denominations have large numbers of their membership and leadership in the occult organization known as the Masons (whether the individual member actually is aware of its occult roots, teachings and practices or not).

The latest movement among the young that still identify with so called Christianity is the Emerging church movement. It has incorporated Eastern pagan altered state techniques and mysticism as a replacement for sound biblical theology.

Many Catholic practices are also pagan and parallel "New Age" theology. Most Catholics will not have any problem embracing any doctrine said to come from a Mary apparition or the so called vicar of Christ (the Pope). Unfortunately most Catholics do not embrace the scriptures as they ought and follow traditions of men instead of the word of God; They make the sacrifice of the atonement of Jesus insufficient and leave themselves wide open to demonic deception.

Just a few pagan practices in the Roman Catholic Church:

  • The rituals and practices of a priesthood to intercede and rule over the laity
  • A infallible vicar of Christ
  • Rote prayer
  • The Rosary (rote prayer to Mary for intercession)
  • Scapulars
  • Indulgences
  • Worship of Mary (in reality this pagan demon god with child pre-existed Mary and was known as the Queen of Heaven)
  • Holy Rituals
  • Sacraments
  • Holy water
  • The mission, practices, and methods of the Jesuits
  • Eucharistic Christ (The bread and wine becoming the body and blood of Christ whenever conjured up by a priest)

Signs of the time

Paganism and Satan worship is the final form of religion before the second coming of Christ. Halfway through the tribulation the world rejects Judaism and Christianity. All remaining believers are told to come out of Babylon (Rev 18:4). At that point in time persecution by pagans begins in earnest against the believers of Jehovah/Jesus all over the world.

Modern paganism is on an exponential rise and is now found in all religions. It even has great influence in the forming of the new European super state. Paganism has taken over so much of our government in the US and Canada that the real God of creation cannot even be acknowledged in our schools, courts and public places. Pagan practices are now being set up, practiced and enforced at every level of society including in many of our churches.

It is obvious to the astute that there are many in high places who are pushing modern paganism as the answer to the world's problems. If you doubt the power of these modern pagan idealists look at what has happened in Europe. There are now 27 nation states in the EU. This is not the final configuration but a new Roman Empire will reemerge in some form under a central government and a single constitution. Many who said Europe would arise as a world power were laughed at just a couple of decades ago. Now look two decades in the future and honestly tell me that a world government will not be implemented by these same brand of idealists. After all, The EU is just a pilot project or working model of the one world pagan socialist utopia that they envision.

We are seeing what the prophets said would happen in the last days. It would be foolish to think that we are not living in the times that were written about when we can actually see political and religious leaders dancing to the end time script of evil puppet masters. Political and religious Mystery Babylon is ascending to the center stage and it is happening in this prophetic generation.



Continuing His instruction to His disciples, Jesus said, “Beware of men.” They were not to put implicit confidence in those who knew not God, and open to them their counsels; for this would give Satan’s agents an advantage. Man’s inventions often counterwork God’s plans. Those who build the temple of the Lord are to build according to the pattern shown in the mount,—the divine similitude. God is dishonored and the gospel is betrayed when His servants depend on the counsel of men who are not under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Worldly wisdom is foolishness with God. Those who rely upon it will surely err.

“They will deliver you up to councils, ... yea and before governors and kings shall ye be brought for My sake, for a testimony to them and to the Gentiles.” Matthew 10:17, 18, R. V. Persecution will spread the light. The servants of Christ will be brought before the great men of the world, who, but for this, might never hear the gospel. The truth has been misrepresented to these men. They have listened to false charges concerning the faith of Christ’s disciples. Often their only means of learning its real character is the testimony of those who are brought to trial for their faith. Under examination these are required to answer, and their judges to listen to the testimony borne. God’s grace will be dispensed to His servants to meet the emergency. “It shall be given you,” says Jesus, “in that same hour what ye shall speak. For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you.” As the Spirit of God illuminates the minds of His servants, the truth will be presented in its divine power and preciousness. Those who reject the truth will stand to accuse and oppress the disciples. But under loss and suffering, even unto death, the Lord’s children are to reveal the meekness of their divine Example. Thus will be seen the contrast between Satan’s agents and the representatives of Christ. The Saviour will be lifted up before the rulers and the people.

The disciples were not endowed with the courage and fortitude of the martyrs until such grace was needed. Then the Saviour’s promise was fulfilled. When Peter and John testified before the Sanhedrin council, men “marveled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.” Acts 4:13. Of Stephen it is written that “all that sat in the council, looking steadfastly on him, saw his face as it had been the face of an angel.” Men “were not able to resist the wisdom and the spirit by which he spake.” Acts 6:15, 10. And Paul, writing of his own trial at the court of the Caesars, says, “At my first defense no one took my part, but all forsook me.... But the Lord stood by me, and strengthened me; that through me the message might be fully proclaimed, and that all the Gentiles might hear: and I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion.” 2 Timothy 4:16, 17, R. V.

The servants of Christ were to prepare no set speech to present when brought to trial. Their preparation was to be made day by day in treasuring up the precious truths of God’s word, and through prayer strengthening their faith. When they were brought into trial, the Holy Spirit would bring to their remembrance the very truths that would be needed.

A daily, earnest striving to know God, and Jesus Christ whom He has sent, would bring power and efficiency to the soul. The knowledge obtained by diligent searching of the Scriptures would be flashed into the memory at the right time. But if any had neglected to acquaint themselves with the words of Christ, if they had never tested the power of His grace in trial, they could not expect that the Holy Spirit would bring His words to their remembrance. They were to serve God daily with undivided affection, and then trust Him.

So bitter would be the enmity to the gospel that even the tenderest earthly ties would be disregarded. The disciples of Christ would be betrayed to death by the members of their own households. “Ye shall be hated of all men for My name’s sake,” He added; “but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.” Mark 13:13. But He bade them not to expose themselves unnecessarily to persecution. He Himself often left one field of labor for another, in order to escape from those who were seeking His life. When He was rejected at Nazareth, and His own townsmen tried to kill Him, He went down to Capernaum, and there the people were astonished at His teaching; “for His word was with power.” Luke 4:32. So His servants were not to be discouraged by persecution, but to seek a place where they could still labor for the salvation of souls.

The servant is not above his master. The Prince of heaven was called Beelzebub, and His disciples will be misrepresented in like manner. But whatever the danger, Christ’s followers must avow their principles. They should scorn concealment. They cannot remain uncommitted until assured of safety in confessing the truth. They are set as watchmen, to warn men of their peril. The truth received from Christ must be imparted to all, freely and openly. Jesus said, “What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops.” The Desire of Ages, p. 354.2

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