Seventh-day Adventist Sunday Worship

God warned His people over 100 years ago:

"...there is a removing of the landmarks, and an attempt to tear down the pillars of our faith--then a more decided effort is made to exalt the false sabbath, and to cast contempt upon God Himself by supplanting the day He has blessed and sanctified." Selected Messages, book 3, p 405-406.

The SDA church and its leadership have already removed the landmarks of our true SDA faith, and they have indeed been working, with all their energies, to tear down the pillars of our true SDA faith. But what was prophesied to take place next? Then "a more decided effort is made to exalt the false sabbath."

This we have already seen the SDA leadership doing. But what does building their church's foundation upon the sand, have to do with Sunday worship?

"Too late they see the true nature of their spurious sabbath, and the sandy foundation upon which they have been building." Spirit of Prophecy, vol 4, p 457-458.

To have the foundation of the SDA church built upon the sand means that God's Sabbath has been rejected, and Sunday has been accepted in its place. Will the SDA church and its leadership really accept Sunday and urge its exaltation and worship upon our people?

In Ezekiel, chapters 8 and 9, there is a prophecy that applies directly to the professed people of God--specifically the SDA church. And these prophecies are for our time! Remember God told us:

"The prophets of God spoke less for their own time than for the ages to come, and especially for the generation that would live amid the last scenes of this earth's history."Signs of the Times, vol 3, p 445.

"Each of the ancient prophets spoke less for their own time than for ours, so that their prophesying is in force for us....All the great events and solemn transactions of Old Testament history have been, and are, repeating themselves in the church in these last days." Selected Messages, book 3, p 338-339.

"These men of the Old Testament spoke of things transpiring in their day, and Daniel, Isaiah, and Ezekiel not only spoke of things that concerned them as present truth, but their sights reached down to the future, and to what should occur in these last days." Selected Messages, book 3, p 419-420.

In Ezekiel 8, there are listed various abominations being committed against God. And in Ezekiel 9:4, God states that only those "that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done" can receive the seal of God.

"Those who receive the pure mark of truth, wrought in them by the power of the Holy Ghost, represented by a mark by the man in linen, are those ‘that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done’ in the church." Testimonies, vol 3, p 267.

So these abominations are being committed within the SDA church! And these abominations continue to increase in wickedness until God finally declares:

"Therefore will I also deal in fury: Mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity: and though they cry in Mine ears with a loud voice, yet will I not hear them." Ezekiel 8:18.

Hence, the abominations continue until their cup is full, and God declares that probation's door is closed upon the corporate SDA church. Though the SDA leaders and people then cry to God to spare the church and give them one more chance, He will "not hear them," He will "not spare" them, but will deal with the church and those within her "in fury."

The last and the greatest abomination that will be committed, before probation closes upon the SDA church, and the individual sealing begins (in Ezekiel 9), is sun worship!

"...at the door of the temple of the Lord, between the porch and the altar, were about 25 men, with their backs toward the temple of the Lord, and their faces toward the east, and they worshipped the sun towards the east." Ezekiel 8:16.

In the layout of the Old Testament sanctuary, someone standing between the porch and the altar would be in the court of the sanctuary out in the open air. What were the priests supposed to be doing between the porch and the altar?

"Let the priests, the ministers of the Lord, weep between the porch and the altar, and let them say, Spare Thy people, O Lord..." Joel 2:17.

But what are these 25 men doing? They refuse to weep and ask forgiveness from God for all of their wickedness. But instead they turn their backs on Him and His true church, and worship the sun!

As this prophecy applies to the SDA church, who are these 25 individuals that turn their backs on God and worship the sun?

"The executive committee of this conference shall be 25 in number..." 1901 General Conference Bulletin, p 379, col 1, paragraph 2, article 4, section 1.

What a startling fulfillment by the SDA General Conference leadership and church!

The Executive Committee is the power behind the General Conference, "carrying forward its work between the [General Conference] sessions," (see 1903 General Conference Bulletin, vol 5, #10, col 2, article 4, section 1, April 10, 1903), even advising the General Conference president on how to "labor in the general interests of the Conference" (see The Constitution Bylaws and Working Policy of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, article 4, section 2, April, 1959, p 8). So the Executive Committee, made up of 25 individuals, is the real power behind the throne of the SDA church!

The 1903 General Conference Session did not change the 1901 plan, but indicated who would make up this Executive Committee (see 1903 Bulletin, vol 5, #10, col 3, paragraph 1, article 4, section 2, April 10, 1903). And from 1903 until after 1959, the members of the Executive Committee was "not to exceed 25 in number" (see The Constitution Bylaws and Working Policy, article 5, section 1b, April, 1959, p 9). But sometime after 1959, the General Conference Executive Committee was enlarged beyond the limit of 25 members; and today the number of members is over 300.

Some people point to the significant increase in the number of members in this General Conference Committee as proof that the group of 25 men listed in the prophecy of Ezekiel 8:16 cannot possibly apply to the SDA church today. But is this Committee still the only power behind the throne of the SDA church? Or, since it was enlarged, was there another Committee formed that controls the General Conference Committee--making this new Committee the real power behind the throne?

Obviously, only the General Conference would know; so I wrote to them requesting information on its inner administrative structure, and praying all the time that God would allow whoever answered my letter to be very informative. Praise God for answering our prayers, and revealing secrets! The following is the very informative response that I received:

"Here at the General Conference, the highest decision-making committee, of course, is the General Conference Committee. There is a committee that we term ‘General Conference Officers’ which is made up of about twenty-five or twenty-six individuals--president, secretaries, and treasurers, with a few other invited individuals.This committee is a screening committee that determines the items that need to go to the General Conference Committee." Letter from the Office of the President of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, B.E. Jacobs--Administrative Assistant to the President, November 1, 1990. (This letter contains the watermark "SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTISTS" with 3 wavy lines crossing the "A")

Since this General Conference Officers Committee controls the items which come before the General Conference Committee, they are in fact the real power behind the Conference Committee, and also of the SDA church! And how many members make up this Officers Committee? "About twenty-five or twenty-six individuals." This is exactly the same language which Ezekiel uses--"about 25"!

Hence, there still is a group of "about 25" individuals which controls the entire SDA church. From 1903 through 1959, it was the Executive Committee of "about 25" individuals. But when it became necessary to enlarge this Committee, then the SDA church simply formed another Committee, and kept it limited to "about 25" individuals.

This number is not a coincidence, but is one of the significant identifying marks clearly showing that the prophecy of the abominations of Ezekiel 8 applies to none other than the SDA church, and the 25 church leaders of Ezekiel 8:16, which turn their backs on the Lord and worship the sun, applies to the General Conference leadership!

Our merciful God is plainly revealing to His true people that the SDA General Conference and its leadership will first give up God's Sabbath themselves for Sunday worship! They will then devise a way to urge our SDA people to follow them into worshiping on Sunday! ALREADY HAPPENING ON EASTER AND MANY CHURCHES HAVE SERVICES ON BOTH SATURDAY AND SUNDAY.

Remember, when Solomon apostatized, he forgot God, united with the heathen, and worshipped Baal--the sun god; and Baal's day is Sunday! (See Prophets and Kings, p 51-59; Testimonies, vol 7, p 217-219; SDA Bible Commentary, vol 2, p 1032). Solomon, the king of Israel, then led his entire nation into the worship of the sun. And the same will happen today. In fact, God has already warned His people of this possibility!

"The enemy knows that if the church can be controlled by political enactments, if she can be led to unite with the world, she virtually acknowledges him as her head. Then the authority of man made commandments will work to oppose the rule of the government of heaven. Under the leadership of Satan, men will dispense with the righteous, holy enactments of God concerning the Sabbath..." Signs of the Times, November 22, 1899.

Did the SDA church and leadership, who were entrusted with the sacred work of God (see Testimonies to Ministers, p 81; Publishing Ministry, p 133; 1888 Materials, vol 4, p 1476), begin to unite their interests in politics?

Christ says, “I am the Way (Acts 24:14), the truth, and the life;” and it is the privilege of every soul to make Christ his personal Saviour. You need not wait to grow good; you need not think that any effort of yours will make your prayers acceptable, and bring you salvation. Let each man and woman pray to God, not to man. Let each one come to Christ in humility, speak to him with your own lips. The request, “Will you pray for me?” has become simply a form of speech; you should pray to God for yourself, believing that he listens to every word you utter. Lay bare your heart for his inspection, confess your sins, asking him to forgive you, pleading the merits of the atonement, and then by faith contemplate the great scheme of redemption, and the Comforter will bring all things to your remembrance.

The more you study the character of Christ, the more attractive will he appear to you. He will become as one near you, in close companionship with you; your affections will go out after him. If the mind is molded by the objects with which it has most to do, then to think of Jesus, to talk of him, will enable you to become like him in Spirit and character. You will reflect his image in that which is great and pure and spiritual. You will have the mind of Christ, and he will send you forth to the world as his spiritual representative. He will be your only glory. You cannot affiliate with the world without becoming a partaker of its spirit, without becoming guilty of treason against the Lord who has bought you.

Why Many Have Failed in Soul Winning.--Many present the doctrines and theories of our faith; but their presentation is as salt without savor; for the Holy Spirit is not working through their faithless ministry. They have not opened the heart to receive the grace of Christ; they know not the operation of the Spirit; they are as meal without leaven; for there is no working principle in all their labor, and they fail to win souls to Christ. They do not appropriate the righteousness of Christ; it is a robe unworn by them, a fullness unknown, a fountain untouched.-- Review and Herald, Nov. 29, 1892.

When we bring our hearts into unity with Christ, and our lives into harmony with His work, the Spirit that fell on the disciples on the day of Pentecost will fall on us.-- Review and Herald, June 30, 1903.

With the Zeal of the Apostles.--Zeal for the glory of God moved the disciples to bear witness to the truth with mighty power. Should not this zeal fire our hearts with a longing to tell the story of redeeming love, of Christ and Him crucified? Should not the power of God be even more mightily revealed today then in the time of the apostles?-- Signs of the Times, Feb. 17, 1914.

EXPECTATION - EXPECT GOD TO ANSWER YOUR PRAYERS BECAUSE HE SAID HE WOULD!

 "If you have perplexities and troubles—and these are the common lot of mankind—
do not tell them to others, and thus shadow their path. Do not go for help to every source but the right one; but tell Jesus everythingtake it to the Lord in prayer, and then believe that he accepts you and your burden. Faith is the gift of God, but the power to exercise it is yours. A single earnest expression of faith strengthens faith; but every expression of doubt confirms doubt, and helps to gather about your soul the dark shadows of unbelief. Then do not open your soul to Satan’s temptations by cherishing and expressing the doubts that he insinuates. Talk faith and courage. Press to the light; and bright beams from the Sun of Righteousness will dispel clouds and darkness, and sweet peace will pervade the soul.

“Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.” “Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things,” and make them your rule of life. And “when Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.” ST March 5, 1885, par. 12

131 years ago, "Many are holding the truth with only the tips of their fingers. They have had great light and many privileges. Like Capernaum they have been exalted to heaven in this respect. In the time of test and trial that is approachingthey will become apostates unless they put away their pride and self-confidence, unless they have an entire transformation of character."—Letter 5, 1883. White Estate Washington, D. C., May 17, 1984. Selected Messages Book 3, p. 415.4

How did the Jews/Adventists excuse their sin? 2 Answers:
  That in times past (1844) God had shown them so great favor
  They flatter themselves that they were better than other men, and entitled to His blessings

Why were the Jews/Adventists even worse than the heathen, to whom they felt so much superior?
  •  Because the heathen did not have the light that Israel/Adventists was disregarding

    Was God dependent on the Jews/Adventists for the fulfilling of His purpose? No

  • Today, is God dependent on any church, denomination or organization for the fulfillment of His promises? No
What is a great spiritual truth that we are slow to learn and ready to forget? We are incapable of doing any good thing; but that which we cannot do will be wrought by the power of God in every submissive and believing soul.

The same evil spirit that tempted Christ in the wilderness, and that possessed the maniac of Capernaum , controlled the unbelieving Jews. But with them he assumed an air of piety, seeking to deceive them as to their motives in rejecting the Saviour. Their (professed foolish virgin laodicean Adventists today) condition was more hopeless than that of the demoniac, for they felt no need of Christ and were therefore held fast under the power of Satan.

"To Abide in Christ the Will (our choices) Must Be Surrendered." ST October 29, 1894, par. 4

The Remnant of God can only go whithersoever the Lamb leadeth! Revelation 14:4. The prophet Isaiah saw the end-time saints as a wedding party. Divine Romance! He saw them (the 5 wise virgins) going forth with lamps shining brightly, even in the midst of thick darkness. Everyone is to hear the last call to the marriage supper of the Lamb. . . . These words are for us!  Isaiah 60:1-5. Hosea 6:2 goes on to say, "And on the third day He will raise us up" That we may live in His sight", indicating, as we shall see, that this revival will carry on into the Millennium.

LATTER RAIN, LOUD CRY TESTING PERFECTING MESSAGE: Arise, shine; for thy light (living reality experiencing Jesus helping you in your life trials) is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.” Isaiah 60:1. TO THOSE WHO GO OUT TO MEET THE BRIDEGROOM IS THIS (LOUD CRY) MESSAGE GIVEN."  Christ’s Object Lessons, p. 420.3

"One stands upon the word of God, the others upon the traditions and sayings of men" 3RH 169, July 24, 1894.

In 1844 first time and again NOW in 2014 "the second time":

"I saw that God had stretched out His hand the second time to recover the remnant of His people. They are these who have been covered up in the “rubbish” since 1844. I saw that efforts to spread the truth should now be put forth, such as in 1843 and 1844. In the scattering, efforts to spread the truth had but little effect—accomplished but little or nothing—but now in the gathering time, when God has set His hand to gather His people, efforts to spread the truth will have their designed effect; and all should be zealous and united in the work. I saw that a paper was needed, and all should feel interested in it." Spalding and Magan Collection, p. 1.5

"I saw the nominal church and nominal Adventists, like Judas, would betray us to the Catholics to obtain their influence to come against the truth. The saints then will be an obscure people, little known to the Catholics; but the churches and nominal Adventists who know of our faith and customs (for they hated us on account of the Sabbath, for they could not refute it) will betray the saints and report them to the Catholics as those who disregard the institutions of the people; that is, that they keep the Sabbath and disregard Sunday." Spalding and Magan Collection, p. 1.5


"In the balances of the sanctuary the Seventh-day Adventist church is to be weighed. She will be judged by the  privileges and advantages that she has had. If her spiritual experience does not correspond to the advantages that Christ, at infinite cost, has bestowed on her, if the  blessings conferred have not qualified her to do the work entrusted to her, on her will be pronounced the sentence: 'Found wanting.' By the light bestowed,  the opportunities given, will she be judged." -Testimonies Vol 8 247

"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 WORK. When a church proves unfaithful to the WORK of the Lord, whatever their position may be, however high and sacred their calling  [even the SDA Conference], the Lord can no  longer WORK with them. OTHERS are then  chosen to bear important responsibilities." -Upward Look p.131


William Miller is the Father of Adventism, and he is responsible for discovering and developing the 1st Angels Message, which starts this new and modern understanding of eschatology. The 2nd Angels Message progressed rather independently from Miller, and it terminated immediately after the great disappointment of October 22, 1844.

In 1847, the SDA’s claimed to have discovered the 3rd Angels Message, which featured the 7th day Sabbath. More than that, they also taught that the end of the world would not take place under this 3rd Message, as a 4th and final “Message” would be discovered = the last warning message to the world, the harvest message, which separates the wheat from the tares prior to probation, which would push the Advent Movement forward to fulfill Rev 18, the last great Gospel Reformation in the the last and final 8th church, the "mighty movement", the the 5 wise virgin Adventists GO OUT AND JOIN the wedding party wilderness (obscure/little known) procession 
the "mighty movement" that is already in progress. The 5 wise virgins are guests of the the Bridegroom Christ and His Bride, the 144,000, Zion, the church triumphant. "The third angel’s message calls for the presentation of the Sabbath of the fourth commandment, and this truth must be brought before the world; but the great Center of attraction, Jesus Christ, must not be left out of the third angel’s message." Selected Messages, Vol. 1 - Page 383

 The first, second, and third angels' messages are to be repeated. The call is to be given to the (SDA) 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. For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth have waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies. . . 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."  {RH, October 31, 1899 par. 11} 

FOURTH ANGELS MESSAGE - THE ADDITIONAL MENTION OF THE CORRUPTIONS THAT HAVE BEEN ENTERING THE SDA CHURCH: Rev. 18:1  After these things I saw another angel (Christ, who aka Michael the Archangel) coming down from heaven, having great authority, and the earth was illumined with his glory. 

Rev. 18:2 And he cried out with a mighty voice, saying, “Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great! She has become a dwelling place of demons and a prison of every unclean spirit, and a prison of every unclean and hateful bird. 

Rev. 18:3 “For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the passion of her immorality, and the kings of the earth have committed acts of immorality with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich by the wealth of her sensuality.” 


"The good seed represents those who are born of the word of God, the truthThe tares represent a class who are the fruit or embodiment of error, of false principles." Christ’s Object Lessons, p. 70.3


THE FOURTH ANGEL'S MESSAGE IS THE HARVEST MESSAGE THAT SEPARATES THE WHEAT FROM THE TARES GIVEN BY THE 144,000, ZION, THE BRIDE OF CHRIST, THE CHURCH TRIUMPHANT. THE FOURTH ANGEL IS SYMBOLIZED BY FAITHFUL MEN AND WOMEN WHO GIVE THE LAST WARNING MESSAGE THE HARVEST MESSAGE THAT SEPARATES THE WHEAT FROM THE TARES: 

Rev. 18:4 "I heard another voice from heaven, saying, “Come out of her, my people, so that you will not participate in her sins and receive of her plagues;

"Her" symbolizes a church - either a pure church with pure truth or a harlot church with error in it. See below for the Bible verses to support this.

 The angel represented in prophecy as delivering this message, symbolizes a class of FAITHFUL MEN…” –{ E.G. White, The 1884 Great Controversy, p. 199-200}The Spirit of Prophecy Volume 4, p. 199.3



"The work to be done now is that of sounding this last message of mercy to a fallen world." SELECTED MESSAGES BOOK 2, PAGE 114

126 years ago, In 1888, Mrs. White scathingly denounced the work of the S.D.A. leadership in rejecting the 4th angel’s message as “satanic.” She said that its rejection resulted in slumping the church deeply into the Laodicean, foolish virgin condition.

They began this satanic work at Minneapolis... 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 80)

Since the time of the Minneapolis meeting, I have seen the state of the Laodicean church as never before… Like the Jews, many have closed their eyes to the light, and in walking apart from Christ, feel need of nothing, as there was when He was upon the earth. (Review and Herald, Aug. 26, 1890) 


“The state of the church represented by the foolish virgins is also spoken of as the Laodicean (lukewarm=indifferent) state.” (EGW Review and Herald, August, 1890)

Revelation 3:14 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;

15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.

16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.

17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: (naked means without God - because they have changed Gods (Jeremiah 2:11), like Adam and Eve realized they were naked without God)

18 I counsel thee to buy (repent) of me gold (character) tried in the fire (trials), that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment (mind of Christ), that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve (Word of God=Christ), that thou mayest see.


Example of being lukewarm, not being hot or cold, but rather riding the fence and not taking a stand for either error or truth: "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).

Revelation 3:16: lukewarm laodiceans are spued out "'So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of My mouth."

Matthew 25:11-12: foolish virgins are denied entrance to the banquet - they receive an unexpected denial. "Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not." "Know" means to have a intimate relationship with God and His Son. See John 17:3 and Jer 9:24.

“Today we hesitate to claim we’re the remnantbut as for Laodicea, 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.

So, the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists are pretty sure of who they are. No other church group vies with SDA to be identified with Laodicea - who would want to be tied to that term? No one that wants to be in Heaven, that's for sure - because they are spued out. 

“As yet we have certainly not seen the light that answers to this description. God has light for His people, and all who accept it will see the sinfulness of remaining in a lukewarm condition.”– The Review and Herald, Oct. 7, 1890.

Do you want to be spued out or denied entrance to the banquet house that the 5 wise virgins go out and join? This wedding party procession reaches the banquet house at the time the Sunday law is passed. It is the gospel feast =  "When the decree goes forth and the stamp is impressed, their character will remain pure and spotless for eternity. Now is the time to prepare." T5, 216.

“Today we hesitate to claim we’re the remnantbut as for Laodicea, 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.

 “What greater deception can come upon human minds than a confidence that they are right, when they are all wrong! The message of the True Witness finds the people of God in a sad deception, yet honest in that deception.  They know not that their condition is deplorable in the sight of God. 

While those addressed are flattering themselves that they are in an exalted spiritual condition, the message of the True Witness breaks their security by the startling denunciation of their true condition of spiritual blindness, poverty, and wretchedness.  The testimony, so cutting and severe, cannot be a mistake, for it is the True Witness who speaks, and his testimony must be correct.” — Testimonies, Vol. 3, pp. 252-253.

“I asked the meaning of the shaking I had seen, and was shown that it would be caused by the straight testimony called forth by the counsel of the True Witness to the Laodiceans. This will have its effect upon the heart of the receiver, and will lead him to exalt the standard and pour forth the straight truth. Some will not bear this straight testimony. They will rise up against it, and this will cause a shaking among God’s people.

The testimony of the True Witness has not been half heeded. The solemn testimony upon which the destiny of the church hangs has been lightly esteemed, if not entirely disregarded. This testimony must work deep repentance, and all that truly receive it will obey it and be purified.”(Test. for the Church, vol. 1, p.181)

“The light which will lighten the earth with its’ glorywill be called a false light, by those who refuse to walk in its advancing glory.” (Review and Herald, May 27, 1890)

“In the manifestation of that power which lightens the earth with the glory of God, they will see only something which in their blindness they think dangerous, something which will arouse their fears, and they will brace themselves to resist it.Because the Lord does not work according to their expectations and ideal, they will oppose the work. “Why,” they say, “should we not know the Spirit of God, when we have been in the work so many years?” Because they did not respond to the warnings, the entreaties, of the messages of God, but persistently said, “I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing.”(Maranatha, p.220)

This is getting more and more clear. We continue to see a clear and unmistakable rejection from God’s remnant people of the last message. They see it as dangerous and not from the Lord.

“..but prophecy must be fulfilled. The Lord says, “Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord” (Malachi 4:5). Somebody is to come in the spirit and power of Elijah, and when he appears, men may say, “You are too earnest, you do not interpret the Scriptures in the proper way. Let me tell you how to teach your message.” (1 SM p.412.2)


Laodicean means LUKEWARM, indifferent = Pharisaical, because the KNOW so much. They are RICH and say, WE HAVE THE LIGHT! They have the light but they are not putting it into practice in their lives which makes them foolish virgins. 

Jesus gives us his mind by coming to dwell in us by his Spirit. His Spirit is his mind. He communicates with us through our minds. When we take hold of the reality of this wonderful provision, and practice the presence of Jesus, then we will truly experience the Comforter; we will experience the only power that can resist temptation and overcome sin. We must have His Mind in us. "
Christ is WAITING with longing desire for the manifestation of HIMSELF (His character=power and presence) in HIS PEOPLE."! COL 69.1.

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If the church of God becomes lukewarm, 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

"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 birdTestimonies to Ministers p.265


      "Satan has laid every measure possible that nothing shall come among us as a people to reprove and rebuke us, and exhort us to put away our errors." TM 411.1. 

"The worst enemies we have are those who are trying to destroy the influence of the watchmen upon the walls of Zion (144,000=Bride of Christ, the church triumphant=the 8th and last church called the "mighty movement" that joins the wedding party procession that is obscure, in the wilderness. See SOP quotes for this "mighty movement" below)." 5T 294.

The FOURTH ANGEL'S MESSAGE: "It is to be the harvest message. The trumpet is to give a certain sound. "Are all messengers? No, no, God's messengers have A MESSAGE." The Present Truth,  April 1, 1850, (Vol. 1, #9) 

THE FORTH ANGEL'S MESSAGE IS THE HARVEST MESSAGE and is the message that "lightens the earth with the glory of God" (a term used only to describe the fourth angel of Revelation 18) AND THAT MESSAGE IS TO COME OUT OF ALL CHURCHES INCLUDING THE SDA CHURCH BEFORE IT IS DESTROYED LIKE JERUSALEM WAS in 70 AD BECAUSE OF ITS GREAT LIGHT SETUP IN THE BEGINNING OF ADVENTISM THAT THE SDA LEADERSHIP HAVE REJECTED.

The angel [of Ezekiel 9] is to place a mark upon the forehead of all who are separated from sin and sinners, and the destroying angel will follow (the 4th angel's message to come out of all churches), to slay utterly both old and young (who do not obey and come out of all churches).” Testimonies, vol 5, p 505. 

 “The message presented at this time is the last message of mercy for a fallen world.  Those who have the privilege of hearing this message, and persist in refusing to heed the warning, cast away their last hope of salvation.  There will be no second probation.” Testimonies, vol 6, p 19.

“The trumpet is to give a certain sound.  Clearly and distinctly the warning is to ring out, ‘Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen....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, December 9, 1902 (vol 4, p 472).

“We know that now everything is at stake.  The third angel’s message is to be at this time regarded as of the highest importance.  It is a life and death question.” Last Day Events from the Letters and Manuscripts of E.G. White, p 76 (Letter 28, February 17, 1900).


 “The message of the angel [of Revelation 18] following the third is now to be given to all parts of the world.  It is to be the harvest message, and the whole earth will be lighted with the glory of God.  The Lord has this one [last] call of mercy to [give to] the world, but the perversity of men diverts the work from its true bearing, and the light has to struggle amid the darkness of men who feel themselves competent to do a work that God has not appointed them to do.” Last Day Events from the Letters and Manuscripts of E.G. White, p 78 (Letter 86, June 18, 1900).

"Revelation 18 points to the time when, as the result of rejecting the threefold warning of Revelation 14:6-12, the church will have fully reached the condition foretold by the second angel, and the people of God still in Babylon (false doctrines mixed with truth=like the tree of knowledge of good and evil) will be called upon to separate from her communionTHIS message is the LAST that will ever be given to the world.-- The Great Controversy 1888, p. 390.2 (1911).

The angel [of Ezekiel 9] is to place a mark upon the forehead of all who are separated from sin and sinners, and the destroying angel will follow (the 4th angel's message to come out of all churches), to slay utterly both old and young (who do not obey and come out of all churches).” Testimonies, vol 5, p 505. 

The 4th angel represents faithful men and women who give the last warning harvest message, the latter rain, the loud cry that separates the wheat from the tares is the latter rain loud cry warning message "to come out of all churches, including the 501c3 SDA church" "I saw that our message was NOT to the shepherds who have led the flock astray, but to the poor hungry, scattered sheep." Ellen White, PT March 1, 1850, par. 3

"As rapidly as possible they are to be prepared for labor, that success may crown their efforts. They cooperate with heavenly agencies (angels), for they are willing to spend and be spent in the service of the Master. No one is authorized to hinder these workers.Testimonies for the Church Volume 7, p. 27

"They are to be bidden Godspeed as they go forth to fulfill the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18 & Mark 16:15-18). No taunting word is to be spoken of them as in the rough places of the earth they sow the gospel Seed (Luke 8:10-11). Testimonies for the Church Volume 7, p. 27.1

 Many who hear the message by far the greatest number--will not credit the solemn warning. Many will be found disloyal to the commandments of God, which are a test of character. The Lord's servants will be called enthusiasts. Ministers will warn the people not to listen to them. Noah received the same treatment while the Spirit of God was urging him to give the message, whether men would hear or whether they would forbear.

     Some will listen to these warnings, but by the vast majority they will be disregarded.”

LDE 210 


"God's people are not prepared for the loud cry of the third angel. . . . Gluttony is the prevailing sin of this age."—Counsels on Diet and Foods, p. 32.

"Let the members of our churches deny every selfish appetite. Every penny expended for tea, coffee, and flesh meat is worse than wasted, for: these things hinder the best development of the .. . spiritual powers."—Medical Ministry, p. 274.

"The indulgence of appetite affects them in all the relations of life. It is seen in their family, in their church, in the prayer meeting, and in the conduct of their children. It has been the curse of their livesYou cannot MAKE THEM understand the truths for these last days." —Counsels on Health, p. 152.

"Intemperance in eating and drinking, lead­ing as it does to the indulgence of the lower passions, prepares the way for men to disre­gard all moral obligations. When assailed by temptation, they have little power of resistance." —Patriarchs and Prophets, p. 378.


This is the message - the latter rain - the Loud cry message - the testing perfecting message, that separates the wheat from the tares given by the angel that symbolizes/represents faithful men and women:

"The message of the angel following the third is now to be given to all parts of the world. It is to be the harvest message, and the whole earth will be lighted with the glory of God."—Letter 86, 1900. LDE 208.1

"lightens the earth with the glory of God" (a term used only to describe the fourth angel of Revelation 18)

According to the Bible, what is the call of the fourth angel, which bears so much light?

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)

"I then heard another voice from heaven saying, Come out from HER (all 501c3 churches and false doctrines), my people, so that you may not share in her sins, neither participate in her plagues." Revelation 18:4  (AMP)

“Arise, shine; for thy light is come, (living reality experiencing Jesus helping you in your life trials)  and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.” Isaiah 60:1. TO THOSE WHO GO OUT TO MEET THE BRIDEGROOM IS THIS MESSAGE GIVEN."  Christ’s Object Lessons, p. 420.3  

All who… do not join the angels (faithful men and women who tell you to come out of the SDA 501c3 churches) who are sent from heaven with a message to fill the whole earth with its glory, will be passed by. The work will go forward to victory without them, and they will have no part in its triumph. (Review and Herald, Extra, Dec, 23, 1890)

Well, in 1888, the Fourth Angel's Message went over like a ton of bricks and TODAY it is rejected and seen as a false light, just as Sister White predicted. 

"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.

But what about now? Mercifully God is sending this brilliant message again. How will MOST Seventh-day Adventists respond when the Fourth Angel speaks his wondrous message once again? Mrs. White had a great deal to say about this. In fact, she told that the angel who "lightens the earth with the glory of God" (a term used only to describe the fourth angel of Revelation 18) would be seen as a dangerous message by the majority. Once again it will be rejected. But this is far less surprising now that we know what really happened in 1888.

In the manifestation of that power WHICH LIGHTENS THE EARTH THE GLORY OF GOD, THEY (the SDA church leadership) will see only something, which in their blindness, they think dangerous. Something will arouse their fears, and they will brace themselves to resist it. (Maranatha, p 219)

…The light which will lighten the earth with glory WILL be called a false light by those who refuse to walk in its advancing glory (more light – more truth) (Review and Herald, May, 1890)

I was shown that if God’s people… wait for the refreshing to come upon them and remove their wrongs and correct their errors; if they depend upon that to cleanse them from filthiness of the flesh and spirit… they will be found wanting… The refreshing power of God comes only on those who have prepared themselves for it by… perfecting holiness in the fear of God (which is Spirit-empowered obedience to His whole Holy Law). (Testimonies, Vol. 1, 619)

What was Heaven’s response to this rejection of heavenly light?

All heaven is filled with amazement that (when this loving message is presented to men) they are so indifferent, so cold, and unmoved… The Lord has sent a message to arouse His people to repent, and DO THEIR FIRST WORK. (Review and Herald, Dec. 23, 1890)

The Seventh-day Adventist leadership actually PUT OUT the light of the fourth angel in 1888!

The whole of Revelation 18 will be fulfilled in the glorious closing of this work. It hasn't yet been fulfilled, and the light of the fourth angel’s message began to shine in that strange and impressive way at Minneapolis. The only reasonable conclusion is that the light was PUT OUT by human instrumentalities. (Letter 106)

An unwillingness to yield up preconceived opinions, and to accept this TRUTH, lay at the foundation of… the opposition manifested at Minneapolis against the LORD’S MESSAGE THROUGH BRETHREN WAGGONER AND JONES… The light that was to lighten the whole earth with its glory was resisted, and by the action of our own brethren… kept away from the world. (1888 Materials, p 1575)

Matthew 25:6 "And at midnight (the last hour/minute) there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him."

"HER" "The woman is a symbol of the church (His People who obey & follow Jesus wheresoever He goeth), and the remnant of the church represents the Christians of the last generation of men, living just prior to the second advent."  Spiritual Gifts, Volume 3, p. 26.2

• Woman, Pure = True Church Jeremiah 6:2; 2 Corinthians 11:2; Ephesians 5:23-27
• Woman, Corrupt = Apostate church Ezk. 16:15-58; 23:2-21; Hos. 2:5; 3:1; Rev. 14:4
• Harlot = Apostate church/religion Isaiah 1:21-27; Jeremiah 3:1-3; 6-9

Revelation 3:4; "which have not defiled their garments (characters/minds/choices). .... virgins-spiritually (Mt 25:1); in contrast to the apostate Church, Babylon=false doctrines (Re 14:8), spiritually "a harlot" .

Galatians 4:16 "Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?"

"TO THOSE WHO GO OUT TO MEET THE BRIDEGROOM IS THIS MESSAGE GIVEN. Christ’s Object Lessons, p. 420.3

This message is the LOUD CRY message that GROWS in POWER which is the EXPERIENCE of those who OBEY the third angel's message and come out of ALL churches. "Souls that were scattered all through the religious bodies (including SDA churches because they rejected the God of the pioneers and have promoted Sunday worship for years) answered to the call, and the precious were hurried out of the doomed churches, as Lot was hurried out of Sodom before her destruction.

Hosea 4:6 "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because you have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you, that you shall be no priest to me: seeing you have forgotten the law of your God, I will also forget your children."

"Servants of God, with their faces lighted up and shining with holy consecration, will hasten from place to place to proclaim the message from heaven. By thousands of voices, all over the earth, the warning will be given. Miracles will be wrought, the sick will be healed, and signs and wonders will follow the believers .... Thus the inhabitants of the earth will be brought to take their stand." (GC 612)

"Souls that were scattered all through the religious bodies answered to the call, and the precious were hurried out of the doomed churches, as Lot was hurried out of Sodom before her destruction. God's people were strengthened by the excellent glory (character) which rested upon them in rich abundance and prepared them to endure the hour of temptation. I heard everywhere a multitude of voices saying, 'Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.' "Early Writings, pp. 277-279.  

Matthew 25:6 "And at midnight (the last hour/minute) there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him."

Revelation 22:17 "And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely."

  • "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." --{See Revelation 14:12, Revelation 18, Joel 2:9-11; The Great Controversy Chapter 34,  The Story of Redemption, p. 399.3 }
  • "I heard everywhere a multitude of voices saying, 'Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.' "Early Writings, pp. 277-279.  
  • "a multitude of voices were heard crying: “Let us depart hence.” (OUT of Jerusalem/modern 501c3 SDA church organization) THE GREAT CONTROVERSY, PAGE 29 (the destruction of Jerusalem parallels with destruction of all churches and that we are warned to come out of modern SDA church =all denominations not just the one who has had GREAT LIGHT.)
  • "a multitude of voices break forth in the anthem which all the nations of the saved shall one day sing: “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.” Luke 2:14.   The Great Controversy, p. 314.2
  • "a multitude of voices joining in melody with the sound of musical instruments. “David and the house of Israel played before the Lord ... on harps, and on psalteries, and on timbrels, and on cornets, and on cymbals.” With solemn gladness the vast procession wound its way along the hills and valleys toward the Holy City."   From Eternity Past, p. 511.5


"When the decree GOES FORTH and the stamp is impressed, their character will remain pure and spotless FOR ETERNITY. Now is the time to prepare." T5, 216. 

“A darkness will cover the inhabitants of the earth when Jesus moves out of the heavenly sanctuary such as enveloped the earth at the time of his crucifixion. This will be an evidence, to those who have known the truth, that probation’s hours are past, and the eternal destiny of every soul is sealed beyond recall; but this will only strike terror to the soul that has failed to heed the warning message, “Prepare to meet thy God”. Review & Herald Articles Book 3, page 581. Review and Herald Supplement of June 21, 1898

"When the storm of persecution really breaks upon us, ... then will the message of the third angel swell to a loud cry, and the whole earth will be lightened with the glory of the Lord.—
Testimonies for the Church 6:401 (1900). LDE 208.2
More about what Ellen G. White, as an eye-witness, had to say about 1888:

Here is the secret of the movements made to opposed the men whom God sent with a message of blessing for His people. These men have been hated, the message was despised, as verily as Christ Himself was hated… at His first advent… (1888 Materials, p.1525)

Things new and old were brought before us… Truths were revealed that the people were scarcely able to comprehend and appropriate… Light flashed from the oracles of God in relation to the LAW AND THE GOSPEL… which seemed to souls who were hungry for truth, as light too precious to be received. (Review and Herald, July 23, 1889)

NOTE: How does the Bible define the Gospel? It is the first angel’s reminder to “Fear God – and give glory to Him…” (See Revelation 14:6-7) Fearing God and giving Him glory is keeping His law (See Deut. 6:2, Deut. 17:19, Eccl. 12:13) Thus, we see that the message of 1888 was an uplifting of God’s whole Law.

The real issue was Waggoner’s interpretation of the law in the book of Galatians and Romans… Traditionally Seventh-day Adventists had always taught that the law which Paul spoke about in the book of Galatians was actually the ceremonial law… (and that it passed away at the death of Christ)… Elder Waggoner, however had studied the book of Galatians very carefully and had come to the conclusion (which he presented in the Signs of the Times), that this law which Paul speaks about, actually… (was) the MORAL LAW… (and was NOT nailed to the cross)…” (The Return of the Fourth Angel, p 2)

(Mrs. White:) Said my guide, ‘There is much light yet to shine forth from the law of God and the gospel of righteousness. The message, understood in its true character, and proclaimed in the Spirit, will lighten the earth with its glory. (Manuscript Releases, Vol. 2, 58) 

Mrs. White goes on to state that the Spirit of God was insulted in 1888!

I can never forget the experience which we had at Minneapolis, or the things which were there revealed to me in regard to the spirit that controlled men (in Adventist leadership)… They moved at the meeting by another spirit, and they knew not that God had sent these young men to bear a special message to them which they treated with contempt… I know that… the Spirit of God was insulted. (Letter S-24, 1892)

The Fourth Angel’s Message as presented in 1888, will be heard again. This time, it will swell in the Loud Cry and finish the Gospel work. In 1888, in the General Conference held at Minneapolis, Minn., the angel of Revelation 18 came down to do his work (this is the fourth angel), and was ridiculed, criticized, and rejected, and when the message he brings will AGAIN SWELL INTO A LOUD CRY, it will AGAIN be ridiculed and spoken against and rejected by the majority. (Are Seventh-day Adventists Doing God’s Will, by Elder W.L. Brisbin, p 10)

What is the Fourth Angel’s Message that was rejected in 1888?

"And after these things, I saw another angel (the fourth angel) come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory… (His message is:) Babylon is fallen… come out of her, my people that ye be not partakers of her sins. (Revelation 18:1-4)

A Worldwide Message—The message of the angel following the third is now to be given to all parts of the world. It is to be the harvest message, and the whole earth will be lighted with the glory of God. The Lord has this one more call of mercy to the world, but the perversity of men diverts the work from its true bearing, and the light has to struggle amid the darkness of men who feel themselves competent to do a work that God has not appointed them to do.—Letter 86, 1900, pp. 8, 9. (To A. G. Daniells, June 18, 1900.)

THE HARVEST MESSAGE GIVEN BY THE 144,000 (the Bride of Christ/Zion/church triumphant) IS THE MESSAGE THAT SEPARATES THE WHEAT FROM THE TARES. THE HARVEST MESSAGE IS found in 
Revelation 22:17 "And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely." Matthew 25:6 "And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him." “Arise, shine; for thy light (living reality experiencing Jesus helping you in your life trials) is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.” Isaiah 60:1. TO THOSE WHO GO OUT TO MEET THE BRIDEGROOM IS THIS MESSAGE GIVEN."  Christ’s Object Lessons, p. 420.3  "There are many sinners in Zion, and they are likened to tares among the wheat. But Christ has said, “Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest, I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.” We have no discouraging message for the church. Although reproofs and cautions and corrections have been given, the church has stood as God’s chosen instrumentality to diffuse light. The commandment-keeping people of God have sounded forth a warning to the world, to all languages, tongues, and kindreds. The church of God is a living witness, a continual testimony to convince men of truth if accepted, to condemn them, if resisted and rejected." THE REVIEW AND HERALD, October 10, 1893. 

"Two parties will be developed. The wheat and tares grow up together for the harvest." 2SM 113.3 The tares and the wheat are to grow together until the harvest; and the harvest is the end of probationary time. {COL 71.3}

THE HARVEST MESSAGE IS BEING GIVEN NOW. THE HARVEST MESSAGE IS TO REPENT and come out of all churches and JOIN the Bridegroom and the Bride's wedding party procession mentioned in Isaiah 60:1. The LATTER RAIN is testing PERFECTING messages. The testing message is come out of all churches and follow Christ. Are you willing to give up the comfortable churches and form of worship - don't become a pillar of salt by looking back and longing for the comforts laodicean foolish virgins churches. Come out and follow Christ alone. Look to Jesus alone. He is our only hope. 

FOOLISH VIRGIN LAODICEANS: "Too late they see the true nature of their spurious sabbath, and the sandy foundation upon which they have been building." Spirit of Prophecy, vol 4, p 457-458.

If we would receive the light of the glorious angel that shall lighten the earth with his glory, let us see to it that our hearts are cleansed, emptied of self, and turned toward heaven, that they may be ready for the latter rain. (Signs of the Times, 8/1/1892)

We begin to realize even more about how important the Fourth Angel’s Message is when we see that it is connected with the outpouring of the Holy Spirit in the Latter Rain!

Today the heralds of the cross are… preparing the way for the second advent of Christ… And as they continue to let their light shine, as did those who were baptized with the Spirit on the day of Pentecost, they receive more and still more of the Spirit’s power. Thus, the earth is to be lightened with the glory of God. (God’s Amazing Grace, p 190)

Those who reject the Fourth Angel’s Message will be giving the response of the lukewarm Laodiceans! In the manifestation of that power which lightens the earth with the glory of God, THEY (our Adventist brothers and sisters – especially the leadership) will see only something which, in their blindness, they think dangerous. Something that will arouse their fears, and they will brace themselves to resist it… Because they… persistently said, ‘I am rich (I have all the truth I need) and increased with goods, and have need of nothing!’ (Maranatha, p 219)

TO THOSE WHO OBEY THE THIRD AND FOURTH ANGEL'S MESSAGE WILL THE LOUD CRY MESSAGE BE GIVEN:

“Arise, shine; for thy light (living reality experiencing Jesus helping you in your life trials) is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.” Isaiah 60:1. TO THOSE WHO GO OUT TO MEET THE BRIDEGROOM IS THIS MESSAGE GIVEN."  Christ’s Object Lessons, p. 420.3  

While we must hold fast to the truths which we have already received, we must not look with suspicion upon any new light that God may send. (Gospel Worker, p 310)

The New Light at the End of Time will be Old Light

If… God’s people will become new bottles, He will fill them with the new wine (the 1888 message). God will give additional light, OLD TRUTHS WILL BE RECOVERED, and replaced within the framework of truth… (Review and Herald – Extra, Dec. 23, 1890)

The question has been asked me, ‘Do you think that the Lord has any more light for us as a people?’ I answer that HE HAS LIGHT THAT IS NEW TO US, and yet it is PRECIOUS OLD LIGHT that is to shine forth from the Word of truth. We have only the glimmerings of the rays of light that is yet to come to us. (Selected Messages, Vol. 1, p 401)

Great truths that have lain unheeded and unseen since the Day of Pentecost, are to shine from God’s Word in their native purity. (Review and Herald, Aug, 17, 1897)

We had better be very careful how we handle truth. For actually, rejecting Scriptural Light is Rejecting Christ!

God’s servants have no tame testimony to bear at this time… He who rejects the light… rejects Christ. (Letter, May 31, 1896 to O.A. Olsen)

How long will you hate and despise the messengers of God’s righteousness (Jones and Waggoner)?... If you reject Christ’s delegated messengers, you reject Christ! (Testimonies to Ministers, p 96-97)

All the universe of heaven witnessed the disgraceful treatment of Jesus Christ, represented by the Holy Spirit. Had Christ been before them (in 1888), they would have treated Him in a manner similar to that in which the Jews treated Christ. (Special Testimonies, Series A, No. 6, p 20)

Mrs. White scathingly denounced the work of the S.D.A. leadership in rejecting the 4th angel’s message as “satanic.” She said that its rejection resulted in slumping the church deeply into the Laodicean condition.

They began this satanic work at Minneapolis... 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 80)

Since the time of the Minneapolis meeting, I have seen the state of the Laodicean church as never before… Like the Jews, many have closed their eyes to the light, and in walking apart from Christ, feel need of nothing, as there was when He was upon the earth. (Review and Herald,Aug. 26, 1890)

14 years ago, "Adventist Sunday Church" in the February, 2000, issue of the "Pacific Union Recorder" (an official SDA church paper of the Pacific Union Conference) on pages 34 & 35 there is an article entitled "Adventist Sunday Church".  This article proudly proclaims that the Las Vegas Mountain View SDA church is holding Sunday morning church services all year long.  They started holding these Sunday morning church services "on Easter weekend" for the supposed purpose of reaching out to the community, and will continue to worship every Sunday for the next 52 weeks.

Many SDA churches are now having services on Sunday, especially celebrating Easter Sunday. They are doing it with the excuse of an "effort" to evangelize the world and because they don't have enough room in large congregations on the 7th day, so they say, if you can't make it on Saturday, come to the Sunday services. In doing this, the new modern General Conference of SDA's are in fact corrupting themselves. (Daniel 5:25) The writing is on the wall. MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN. Thou art weighed in the balances and found wanting. 
For years, SDA's have been subliminally and openly converting members to Sunday worship
. The one commandment that begins with "Remember" has been forgotten. This type of union was prophesied in Revelation 17:13, "These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the Beast." 

"The keeping of the counterfeit Sabbath is the reception of the mark." (Ellen G. White, The Spirit of Prophecy Volume 4, p. 281.2

"When the decree GOES FORTH and the stamp is impressed, their character will remain pure and spotless for eternity. Now is the time to prepare." T5, 216.


Those who worship the beast and his image by observing the first day are certainly idolaters, as were the worshippers of the golden calf." (Advent Review Extra, pages 10 and 11, August, 1850)

Click to ViewWHY, when Seventh Day Adventists KNOW SUNDAY WORSHIP is the mark of the beast are they promoting Sunday worship? And what will be the result for those who refuse to obey God’s clear instruction? Isaiah 8:9-13, Ezekiel 9, and Ezekiel 22:17-31, along with Revelation 14:10-11 give the pathos, woeful answer, for you see friend of mine, ecumenical fraternity with Babylon is a clear disobedience to the first and second angel’s messages.

Ellen White in her first vision looks for the Advent people in the world but could not FIND them! Even though the time that was being shown to her is when there is over 16 million of them on the "books" of modern Adventism! Pay attention here! True Adventists, those who believe and obey the historical pioneer doctrines could not be found until she looked "a little higher"...


"I turned to look for the advent people in the world, but could NOT find them--when a voice said to me, 'Look again, and look a little higher.' At this I raised my eyes and saw a straight and narrow path, cast up high above the world. On this path the advent people were traveling to the city, which was at the farther end of the path. They had a bright light set up behind them at the first end of the path, which an angel told me was the midnight cry. This light shone all along the path, and gave light for their feet so they might not stumble. And if they kept their eyes fixed on Jesus, who was just before them, leading them to the city, they were safe. But soon some grew weary, and they said the city was a great way off, and they expected to have entered it before. Then Jesus would encourage them by raising His glorious right arm, and from His arm came a glorious light which waved over the advent band, and they shouted, Hallelujah! Others rashly denied the light (historical SDA truth) behind them, (and started Sunday Worship and started worshiping the trinity of gods officially in 1980) and said that it was not God (changed Gods from SDA pioneers to worship the 3 gods called the trinity of gods called "God the Father", "God the Son" and "God the Holy Spirit" today but also was worshiped by other names by ancient Israel when backsliding from the worship of the one and only true living God of Heaven) that had led them out so far.... 



....The light behind them went outleaving their feet in perfect darkness, and they stumbled and got their eyes off the mark and lost sight of Jesus, and fell off the path down into the dark and wicked world below.”" Selected Messages Book 1, p. 62.1



"Then I was shown a company who were howling in agony. On their garments was written in large characters, “Thou art weighed in the balance, and found wanting.” I asked who this company were. ​​The angel said, “These are they who have once kept the Sabbath and have given it up.” I heard them cry with a loud voice, “We have believed in thy coming, and taught it with energy.” And while they were speaking, their eyes would fall upon their garments and see the writing, and then they would wail aloud. I saw that they had drunk of the deep waters, and fouled the residue with their feet—trodden the Sabbath under foot, and that is why they were weighed in the balance and found wanting.​" ​Early Writings, p. 36.2

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Revelation 16:13 & 14 “And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs (today called "God the Father", "God the Son" and "God the Holy Spirit") come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.

For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.”

 

That the “spirit of devils” mentioned in the above passage represents the claims of Modern Spiritualism is established by the following passages. Paul tells us that the things that the Gentiles sacrifice to, they are actually sacrificing to devils.

 

1Corinthians 10:20 “But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils.”

 

We have the example of ancient Israel in their idolatrous worship of Baal with the Moabites, to confirm this truth. The Children of Israel were offering sacrifices to the dead when they participated in this idolatry. Obviously this is a reference to the so-called spirits of the departed dead being worshipped, which according to Paul is offering sacrifice to devils.

 

Number 25:1-3 “And Israel abode in Shittim, and the people began to commit whoredom with the daughters of Moab. And they called the people unto the sacrifices of their gods: and the people did eat, and bowed down to their gods. And Israel joined himself unto Baalpeor: and the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel.”

 

Psalm 106:28 “They joined themselves also unto Baalpeor, and ate the sacrifices of the dead.”




"Revelation 18 points to the time when, as the result of rejecting the threefold warning of Revelation 14:6-12, the church will have fully reached the condition foretold by the second angel, and the people of God still in Babylon (false doctrines mixed with truth=like the tree of knowledge of good and evil) will be called upon to separate from her communionTHIS message is the LAST that will ever be given to the world.-- The Great Controversy 1888, p. 390.2 (1911).


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"Many who went forth to meet the 
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Bridegroom under the messages of the first and second angels, refused the third, the last testing message to be given to the world, and a similar position will be taken when the last call is made."  {RH, October 31, 1899 par. 12} 

"Many will depart from the faith ("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.) and give heed to seducing spirits (trinity/tritheism)Patriarchs and Prophets and The Great Controversy, are books that are especially adapted to those who have newly come to the faith, that they may be established in the truth. The dangers are pointed out that should be avoided by the churches. Those who become thoroughly acquainted with the lessons in these books will see the dangers before them, and will be able to discern the plain, straight path marked out for them." COLPORTEUR MINISTRY, PAGE 129.

Believing the intellectual concept of the MYSTERY Trinity/tritheism is worshiping the Sun gods: 
http://youtu.be/I4VyDQZNZVs

Handbook for Today’s Catholic, p. 16: “The mystery of the trinity is the central doctrine of Catholic faith. Upon IT are based ALL the other teachings of the church”.

Revelation 17:5 "And upon her forehead (what people think=intellectual concept of god) was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH."

"The “mystery of iniquity” began to work in the church in Paul’s day. It finally crowded out the simplicity of the gospel, and corrupted the doctrine of Christ, and the church went into the wilderness. Martin Luther, and other reformers, arose in the strength of God, and with the Word and Spirit, made mighty strides in the Reformation. The greatest fault we can find in the Reformation is, the Reformers stopped reformingHad they gone on, and onward, till they had left the last vestige of Papacy behind, such as natural immortality, sprinkling, the TRINITY, and Sunday- keeping, the church would now be free from her unscriptural errors." (James White, February 7, 1856, Review & Herald, vol. 7, no. 19, page 148, par. 26)

  • 501c3 SDA's doctrine now says “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 ReviewVol. 158, No. 31, p. 4. What happened to SDA's being a people of the book (Bible/SOP)?

"We have not as much sympathy with Unitarians that deny the divinity of Christ, as with Trinitarians who hold that the Son is the eternal Father, and talk so mistily about the three-one God. Give the Master all that divinity with which the Holy Scriptures clothe him. .."(from : Review and Herald June 6, 1871 James and Ellen White's - Western Tour.)

Jesus clearly taught his church would be Anti Hierarchical
Matt 20:25 Jesus called them together and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant,and whoever wants to be first must be your slave just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

The light that was shed upon the waiting ones penetrated every where, and those who had any light in the churcheswho had not heard and rejected the three messages, answered to the call, and LEFT the fallen (modern 501c3 SDA and ALL OTHER 501c3 denominational) churches. Many had come to years of accountability since these messages had been given, and the light shone upon them, and they were privileged to choose life or death. Some chose life, and took their stand with those looking for their Lord, and keeping all his commandments. The third message was to do its work; all were to be tested upon it, and the precious ones were to be CALLED OUT from the (501c3) RELIGIOUS BODIES. A compelling power moves the honest, while the manifestation of the power of God holds in fear and restraint relatives and friends, and they dare not, neither have they power to, hinder those who feel the work of the Spirit of God upon them. The last call is carried even to the poor slaves, and the pious among them, with humble expressions, pour forth their songs of extravagant joy at the prospect of their happy deliverance,and their masters cannot check them; for a fear and astonishment keep them silent. Mighty miracles are wrought, the sick are healed, and signs and wonders follow the believers. God is in the work, and every saint, fearless of consequences, follows the convictions of his own conscience, and unites with those who are keeping all the commandments of God; and they sound abroad the third message with power. I saw that the third message would close with power and strength far exceeding the midnight cry." Spiritual Gifts. Volume 1, p. 193-196

"I have been commissioned to instruct our people to be economical, and always ready to give of their means to the Lord’s work. If you have a thousand dollars to spare, God wants it; it belongs to him. If you have twenty dollars to spare, God wants it. His vineyard is waiting to be worked." THE REVIEW AND HERALD, April 14, 1903

The ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION (the idolatrous standard of the Romans) in our day is SUNDAY WORSHIP.  Where should we be looking for this abomination of desolation to be set up and planted?  Shouldn't it be in a representation of Jerusalem today?

"JERUSALEM IS A REPRESENTATION OF WHAT THE CHURCH WILL BE if it refuses to walk in the light that God has given..." (Testimonies, volume 8, page 67).

"Neglect to repent and obey His word will bring as serious consequences upon God's people today as did the same sin upon ancient Israel.  There is a limit beyond which He will no longer delay His judgments.  THE DESOLATION OF JERUSALEM STANDS AS A SOLEMN WARNING BEFORE THE EYES OF MODERN ISRAEL, that the corrections given through His chosen instruments cannot be disregarded with impunity." (Testimonies, volume 4, pages 166,167). 

“I saw that God had children who do not see and keep the Sabbath. They have not rejected the light upon it. And at the commencement of the time of trouble (3/19/13 to 9/19/16=little time of trouble 3.5 years per Rev 13:5), we were filled with the Holy Ghost as we went forth and proclaimed the Sabbath more fully. This enraged the churches and nominal Adventists, as they could not refute the Sabbath truthAnd at this time God's chosen all saw clearly that we had the truth, and they came out and endured the persecution with us.” CET 93, Early Writings, p. 33.2

THE TEN VIRGINS. “Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took .... Every specification of this parable should be carefully studied. The five wise virgins trim their lamps, and go forth to meet the bridegroom. The 5 foolish virgins represent laodiceans. (“The state of the church represented by the foolish virgins is also spoken of as the Laodicean state.” (EGW Review and Herald, August, 1890)) Laodiceans are spued out or denied entrance to the supper of the lamb, the covering of the Righteousness of Christ, the protection of Christ and His angels. The covering that is drawn over those who separate from apostasy is Christ's spirit working within us, and His righteousness is upon us.

"If we humble ourselves and have His converting power every moment, His righteousness will be our covering. "Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; and the glory (character) of the Lord shall be thy rereward" (Isa. 58:8)." Christ Triumphant, p. 62.7




"Christ works within us, and His righteousness is upon us." Selected Messages Book 1, p. 394.3 

6 years ago, the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists claims "Today we HESITATE to CLAIM we're the REMNANT"! Adventist Review, August 28, 2008, p 5. 

Since the time of the Minneapolis meeting, I have seen the state of the Laodicean church as never before… Like the Jews, many have closed their eyes to the light, and in walking apart from Christ, feel need of nothing, as there was when He was upon the earth. (Review and Herald,Aug. 26, 1890)

 “Today we hesitate to claim we’re the remnantbut as for Laodicea, 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.

So the General Conference of Seventh Day Adventists are pretty sure of who they are.  They are Laodicea.  And they are unchallenged about this.  Ellen White states that the laodicean state is the same as the foolish virgin state: “The state of the church represented by the foolish virgins is also spoken of as the Laodicean state.” (EGW Review and Herald, August, 1890)

But what does the Spirit of Prophecy say in regards to the Laodicean Church. 

The Presence of God not in her midst

116 years ago, “Those who claim to believe the truth do not possess that power that God would bestow upon them if they really believed, and were striving for conformity to His image. The church is in the Laodicean state. The presence of God is not in her midst.” (EGW Notebook Leaflets, page 99 MS 166 1898)

Wait a second.  

The presence of God is not in her midst. 

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

But the presence of God according to the above quote will never leave the true church?   If the Conference is Laodicea and the presence of God is not in Laodicea which represents the foolish virgins who are denied access to the wedding banquet feast by Christ then we can conclude that the conference is not Gods “true church”.  So where then can we find the “presence of God”? 

“God has a church. It is not the great cathedral, neither is it the national establishment, neither is it the various denominations; it is the people who love God and keep His commandments. “Where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them” (Matt. 18:20). Where Christ is even among the humble few, this is Christ’s church, for the presence of the High and Holy One who inhabiteth eternity can alone constitute a church” (The Upward Look, p. 315).

“I was shown that those who are trying to obey God and purifying their souls through obedience to the truth are God’s chosen people, His modern Israel”. 2T-109.

So the presence of God dwells in his true church and his presence alone can constitute a church.  Therefore since Gods presence isn’t in Laodicea, then Laodicea is not a real church.  It is a counterfeit.

Foolish virgins standing outside the door

“The state of the church represented by the foolish virgins is also spoken of as the Laodicean state.” (EGW Review and Herald, August, 1890)

There are ten virgins waiting for the bridegroom but how many are saved? The fact that they are all virgins suggest that they come from the virgin or pure church. But they divide and the five foolish virgins never get in and are represented as Laodicea. They are outside knocking to get in. "An open and shut door".  Present truth. Hear what the spirit saith to the church. 


"All the virgins are watching for the bridegroom. Hour after hour passes, and they are still anxiously looking for his appearing. But at last the weary, watching ones fall asleep. And at midnight, the very darkest hour, when their lamps are most needed, the cry is heard, “Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.”
At the call, the sleeping eyes are opened, and every one is arousedThey see the procession they are to join moving on, bright with torches (truth) and glad with music (praise). They hear the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the brideThe five wise virgins trim their lamps, and go forth to meet the bridegroom.

The foolish virgins made no provision for their lamps; and when aroused from their slumbers, they found that their lights were going out. They now see the consequences of their carelessness, and plead with their companions for a supply of oil: “Give us of your oil,” they say; “for our lamps are going out.” But the waiting five, with their freshly trimmed lamps, have emptied their vessels. They have no oil (character) to spare, and they answer: “Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you. But go ye rather to them that sell (Christ), and buy (repent) for yourselves.” But while they went to buy (repent), the procession moved on, and left them behind. The bridal train entered the house, and the door was shut. When the foolish virgins reached the banqueting hall, they received an unexpected denial. They were left outside in the blackness of the night." Ellen White, THE REVIEW AND HERALD, October 31, 1899

The foolish virgins represent laodiceans who are spued out or denied entrance to the banqueting house.


"The two classes of watchers represent the two classes who profess to be waiting for their Lord. They are called virgins because they profess a pure faith." {COL 406.3} 

“The state of the church represented by the foolish virgins is also spoken of as the Laodicean state.” (EGW Review and Herald, August, 1890) Laodiceans (lukewarm) indifferent rich and increased with truth and have need of nothing are spued out of God's mouth. Foolish virgins are denied access to the gospel feast, the Loud Cry that goes forth in great power to proclaim the Sabbath more fully who possess the character of Christ. The Gospel feast is Christ's Character by having Christ's own Spirit inside them and treating others as they would treat Christ and sharing the gospel which is the truth about Christ being the literal Son of God, and that it is Christ's Spirit that creates His character inside us. It is similar to the day of Pentecost only greater in power. 

FOOLISH VIRGIN LAODICEANS: 
All who… do not join the angels who are sent from heaven with a message to fill the whole earth with its glory, will be passed by. The work will go forward to victory without them, and they will have no part in its triumph. (Review and Herald, Extra, Dec, 23, 1890)

Two parties will be developed, one holy, one wicked. One wedding party of 5 wise virgins - who obey the voice of the Bridegroom and Bride that cry depart hence see Matthew 25:6 - and one party of 5 foolish virgins who delay obeying and later try to get into the banquet house and are denied entrance"The two classes of watchers represent the two classes (Adventists) who profess to be waiting for their Lord. They are called virgins (Adventists) because they profess a pure faith.” {COL 406.3} The 10 virgins (Adventists) who are asleep wake up, 5 wise virgins (Guests of the wedding party procession) depart out of sin and follow the Bridegroom and the Bride (144,000/Zion) and 5 foolish (Laodiceans/lukewarm/indifferent/pillar of salt) fail to bring extra oil (character) and receive an unexpected denial when trying to enter in the banquet house where the 5 wise virgins already are partaking of the gospel feast. Only those who go out and follow Christ alone are permitted to help give the Loud Cry message. "TO THOSE WHO GO OUT TO MEET THE BRIDEGROOM IS THIS MESSAGE GIVEN."  Christ’s Object Lessons, p. 420.3 


Genesis 19:17 And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that he said, Escape for thy life; look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain; escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed.

“The time is not far distant, when, like the early disciples, we shall be forced to seek a refuge in desolate and solitary places. As the siege of Jerusalem by the Roman armies was the signal for flight to the Judean Christians, so the assumption of power on the part of our nation [the United States] in the decree enforcing the papal sabbath will be a warning to us. It will then be time to leave the large cities, preparatory to leaving the smaller ones for retired homes in secluded places among the mountains” (Maranatha page 180 paragraph 1).

We are TRULY in serious times, as was Lot and his family. As illustrated by the level of immorality, existing in our world today.

"Two parties will be developed. The wheat and tares grow up together for the harvest." 2SM 113.3 The tares and the wheat are to grow together until the harvest; and the harvest is the end of probationary time. {COL 71.3} A Worldwide Message—The message of the (4th) angel following the third is now to be given to all parts of the world. It is to be the harvest message, and the whole earth will be lighted with the glory of God. The Lord has this one more call of mercy to the world, but the perversity of men diverts the work from its true bearing, and the light has to struggle amid the darkness of men who feel themselves competent to do a work that God has not appointed them to do.—Letter 86, 1900, pp. 8, 9. (To A. G. Daniells, June 18, 1900.)

The tares closely resembled the wheat while the blades were green; but when the field was white for the harvest, the worthless weeds bore no likeness to the wheat that bowed under the weight of its full, ripe heads. Sinners who make a pretension of piety mingle for a time with the true followers of Christ, and the semblance of Christianity is calculated to deceive many; but in the harvest of the world there will be no likeness between good and evil. Then those who have joined the church, but who have not joined Christ, will be manifest. {COL 74.3} 

The tares are permitted to grow among the wheat, to have all the advantage of sun and shower; but in the time of harvest ye shall "return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth Him not." Malachi 3:18. Christ Himself will decide who are worthy to dwell with the family of heaven. He will judge every man according to his words and his works. Profession is as nothing in the scale. It is character that decides destiny. {COL 74.4} 

The Saviour does not point forward to a time when all the tares become wheat. The wheat and tares grow together until the harvest, the end of the world. Then the tares are bound in bundles to be burned, and the wheat is gathered into the garner of God. "Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father." Then "the Son of man shall send forth His angels (faithful men and women=144,000 call to the guests=5 wise virgins who come out of all churches who join the wedding party wilderness (obscure) procession), and they shall gather out of His kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; and shall cast them into a furnace of fire; there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth." {COL 75.1}

"Revelation 18 points to the time when, as the result of rejecting the threefold warning of Revelation 14:6-12, the church will have fully reached the condition foretold by the second angel, and the people of God still in Babylon (false doctrines mixed with truth=like the tree of knowledge of good and evil) will be called upon to separate from her communionTHIS message is the LAST that will ever be given to the world.-- The Great Controversy 1888, p. 390.2 (1911).

 The 10 virgins, 5 wise (guests that join the wedding party procession out of all prevailing apostasy at the invitation of Christ and His Bride=144,000 chosen vegan leaders from among the common people since 1844 and on until the Sunday law) and the Five Foolish Virgin Laodiceans have been asleep while the enemy of souls has stolen a march upon them, departing from truth for nearly 120 years now. Like Queen Vashti in the story of Esther they refuse to show the beauty of the great truths that has been setup in the beginning, given to them in historical Adventism - 1844-1894 time frame. Like Queen Vashti was beheaded for refusing to obey the King, Adventist's have been spiritually beheaded and a new Queen represented by Esther (144,000) who's name means "A star" will obey the King and give the truths that were entrusted to early historical Adventists. Those who want to help give the last loud cry must repent and depart out of apostasy before it's forever to late and they look down at their garments and howl in agony because they realize they are denied entrance to the gospel feast that will be the loud cry going forth in greater power at the implementation of the Sunday law. 

In Revelation 14 we find three angels described as they fly in the midst of heaven proclaiming the messages from heaven. And in Revelation 18 we find one more angel, who comes down from heaven. This is the last angel we find in prophecy, and it is he who will complete the work of God on earth. 

As we study the previous angels in Revelation 14, we find that each represented a special group of people with a specific message and with leaders of its own. William Miller led out in the first angel's message, but in the second angel's message he was not so prominent, and in the midnight cry of 1844 he joined only in the very end. Different leaders took hold of the work each time and carried it forward. Thus the third angel was again a group of people with new leadership, new organization, and a new message. Every new angel brought a shaking and new light. This caused a separation; and it was always the remnant of the previous angel that joined in the work of the new angel. Those who were shaken out usually opposed the work of the new movement, for they did not recognize its divine origin.

THE ELIJAH MESSAGE

Several testimonies were given by Sister White concerning the coming of this angel in Revelation 18, which would bring God's people not only a reformation and a revival but also a shaking and a separation. This mighty shaking was brought about by the tests and trials during World War I. At that time the people of God had to make a decision between life and death. This other angel is also compared with the Elijah message, which was to come before the great and dreadful day of the Lord (Mal. 4:5,6). 

"The Lord says: 'Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord.' Somebody is to come in the spirit and power of Elijah, and when he appears, men may say: 'You are too earnest, you do not interpret the Scriptures in the proper way. Let me tell you how to teach your message.'" - Testimonies to Ministers, p. 475.

In the Southern Watchman of March 21, 1905, Sister White wrote the following in an article entitled, "In the Spirit and Power of Elias": 

"The closing words of Malachi are a prophecy regarding the work that should be done preparatory to the first and the second advent of Christ. The work of those who in the last days go forth in the spirit and power of Elijah to arouse the people from apathy, are in many respects the same. His work is a type of the work that must be done in this age. Christ is to come the second time to judge the world in righteousness. The messengers of God who bear the last message of warning to the world, are to prepare the way for Christ's second advent, as John prepared the way for His first advent." (Emphasis ours).

This testimony shows that the prophecy of Elijah does not refer to an individual but to a group of people, called messengers, who bear the last message of warning to be given to the world.

OBEDIENCE

In Prophets and Kings, pp. 186-188, we read: 
"In the closing work of God in the earth, the standard of His law will be again exalted. False religion may prevail, iniquity may abound, . . . but in the hour of greatest peril, the God of Elijah will raise up human instrumentalities to bear a message that will not be silenced. . . . 

"The time is not far distant when the test will come to every soul. The observance of the false sabbath will be urged upon us. The contest will be between the commandments of God and the commandments of men. Those who have yielded step by step to worldly demands, and conformed to worldly customs, will then yield to the powers that be, rather than subject themselves to derision, insult, threatened imprisonment, and death. At that time the gold will be separated from the dross. True godliness will be clearly distinguished from the appearance and tinsel of it. Many a star that we have admired for its brilliance will then go out in darkness. Those who have assumed the ornaments of the sanctuary, but are not clothed with Christ's righteousness, will then appear in the shame of their own nakedness."

HEALTH REFORM

A further description of the "Elijah Message," or of the last messengers of God to the world, is given in Temperance, p. 91: 
"John separated himself from his friends, and from the luxuries of life, dwelling alone in the wilderness, and subsisting upon a purely vegetable diet. The simplicity of his dress - a garment woven of camel's hair - was a rebuke to the extravagance and display of the people of his generation, especially of the Jewish priests. His diet also, of locusts and wild honey, was a rebuke to the gluttony that prevailed everywhere. 

"The work of John was foretold by the prophet Malachi: 'Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet. . . .' He was a representative of those living in the last days, to whom God has entrusted sacred truths to present before the people, to prepare the way for the second appearing of Christ. And the same principles of temperance which John practiced should be observed by those who in our day are to warn the world of the coming of the Son of man." (Emphasis ours.)
In this statement we are told that the last messengers will be vegetarians and will dress plainly, just as John the Baptist subsisted on a purely vegetarian diet and wore simple clothing. 

"Many who are now only half converted on the question of meat eating will go from God's people to walk no more with them." - Counsels on Diet and Foods, p. 382.

REVIVAL AND REFORMATION

Just as the Jewish people have all through the centuries even down to our time been waiting for the Messiah to come, without realizing that He came nearly 2,000 years ago, so the Seventh-day Adventists are waiting for the revival and reformation to take place within their ranks, without realizing that it occurred at the correct, prophesied time, when the test and shaking came to God's people during the First World War. 

Down through the ages, the beginning of every new church or movement was always small and unnoticed by many. This has also been true of this work of Reformation. The beginning of this angel's work was at the 1888 conference in Minneapolis, when the message of Christ and His righteousness was proclaimed by Elders A. T. Jones and E. J. Waggoner. That this message was indeed the work of this other angel is confirmed in the following statement: 

"The time of test is just upon us, for the loud cry of the third angel has already begun in the revelation of the righteousness of Christ, the sin-pardoning Redeemer. This is the beginning of the light of the angel whose glory shall fill the whole earth." - Review and Herald, November 22, 1892.

As we have seen in our studies, this angel could not continue his work at that time. His message was ridiculed and rejected by the majority. The Holy Spirit was insulted, and Sister White said in her letter addressed to Elder O. A. Olsen, September 1, 1892: 

"The time will come when they will be willing to do anything and everything possible in order to have a chance of hearing the call which they rejected at Minneapolis. . . . Better opportunities will never come, deeper feelings they will not have. . . . God will not be trifled with."
The following years have seen many attempts to bring about a revival and reformation but without success.

THE OTHER ANGEL

The servant of the Lord was shown that revival and reformation would come only in connection with, and under the leadership of, this other angel of Revelation 18. It is clearly stated that when this work would begin it would be rejected by the majority. Please note the following statements: 

"In the manifestation of that power which lightens the earth with the glory of God, they will see only something which in their blindness they think dangerous, something which will arouse their fears, and they will brace themselves to resist it. Because the Lord does not work according to their

ideas and expectations, they will oppose the work." - Review and Herald, Dec. 23, 1890. 
"In doing this work we are sounding the first, second and third angel's messages, and are thus being prepared for the coming of that other angel from heaven who is to lighten the earth with his glory." - Testimonies, vol. 6, p. 406.
This other angel, the Elijah Message, would come and prepare God's people for the outpouring of the latter rain. 

"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. . . . 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. . . . 
"This message seemed to be an addition to the third message, joining it as the midnight cry joined the second angel's message in 1844." - Early Writings, p. 277.

COMPARED TO THE MIDNIGHT CRY

Let us now study how the midnight cry joined the second angel's message in 1844. In Early Writings, p. 238, we read: 
"Near the close of the second angel's message, I saw a great light from heaven shining upon the people of God. The rays of this light seemed bright as the sun. And I heard the voices of angels crying, 'Behold, the Bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet Him!' 

"This was the midnight cry, which was to give power to the second angel's message. . . . The most talented men were not the first to receive this message."

Those who led out in the second angel's message were not the ones who led out in the midnight cry. The Lord raised up men to proclaim this message with new power and with added light and understanding. These were not literal angels; this work was given to human beings who were led by the Spirit of God. 

"I saw that this message will close with power and strength far exceeding the midnight cry." - Early Writings, p. 278.
In this last statement, we are of course brought back to the angel of Revelation 18. While the beginning of this work may be small, we are assured that the finish will be glorious. 

The second angel in 1844 proclaimed the fall of all the existing churches. He stated that they had become Babylon, which means confusion. This message will be proclaimed continually until the end of time. Yet the angel of Revelation 18 repeats the same message. We ask, Why is this necessary? The answer is, Because something that had not yet fallen in 1844 is now declared fallen. The community which is called Babylon in the second angel's message is apparently increased or enlarged. It is not simply that their fall had not yet reached its peak, but mainly that some bodies of Christians that were not included in the message of denunciation by the second angel in 1844 are now included in this company by strength of the message of this other angel. (See Early Writings, p. 277.) 
In the Review and Herald, October 13, 1904, Sister White wrote: 

"The prophecies in the eighteenth chapter of Revelation will soon be fulfilled."

It did not take too many years from the time when she wrote these lines for the test about which she spoke and wrote so much to come. Let us see how the second angel and the last Loud Cry, or the other angel of Revelation 18, are related to each other: 

"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, p. 261.

Additional Thoughts from the Spirit of Prophecy

"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." "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 18:1,2,4. 

In this scripture the announcement of the fall of Babylon, as made by the second angel (Revelation 14:8), is repeated, with the additional mention of the corruptions which have been entering the churches since 1844. A terrible condition of the religious world is here described. With every rejection of truth, the minds of the people have become darker, their hearts more stubborn, until they are entrenched in an infidel hardihood. In defiance of the warnings which God has given, they continue to trample upon one of the precepts of the decalogue, and they persecute those who hold it sacred. Christ is set at naught in the contempt placed upon His word and His people. As the teachings of Spiritualism are accepted by the churches, no real restraint is imposed upon the carnal heart, and the profession of religion becomes a cloak to conceal the basest iniquity. A belief in spiritual manifestations opens the door to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils. The influence of evil angels is felt in the churches throughout the land. 

Of Babylon at this time it is declared, "Her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities." Revelation 18:5. She has filled up the measure of her guilt, and destruction is about to fall upon her. But God still has a people in Babylon; and before the visitation of His judgments, these faithful ones must be called out, that they "partake not of her sins, and receive not of her plagues." Hence the movement symbolized by the angel coming down from Heaven, lightening the earth with his glory, and crying mightily with a strong voice, announcing the sins of Babylon. In connection with his message the call is heard, "Come out of her, My people." As these warnings join the third angel's message, it swells to a loud cry. 

Fearful is the issue to which the world is to be brought. The powers of earth, uniting to war against the commandments of God, will decree that no man may buy or sell, save he that has the mark of the beast, and finally, that whoever refuses to receive the mark of the beast shall be put to death. Revelation 13:15,17. The work of God declares: "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." Revelation 14:9,10. But not one is made to feel the wrath of God until the truth has been brought in contact with his mind and conscience, and has been rejected. There are many in the churches of our country who have never, even in this land of light and knowledge, had an opportunity to hear the special truths for this time. The obligation of the fourth commandment has never been set before them in its true light. Jesus reads every heart, and tries every motive. The decree is not to be urged upon the people blindly. Every one is to have sufficient light to make his decision intelligently. The Sabbath will be the great test of loyalty; for it is the point of truth especially controverted. - Spirit of Prophecy, vol. 4, pp. 421-423. 

The time is not far distant when the test will come to every soul. The mark of the beast will be urged upon us. Those who have step by step yielded to worldly demands and conformed to worldly customs will not find it a hard matter to yield to the powers that be, rather than subject themselves to derision, insult, threatened imprisonment, and death. The contest is between the commandments of God and the commandments of men. In this time the gold will be separated from the dross in the church. True godliness will be clearly distinguished from the appearance and tinsel of it. Many a star that we have admired for its brilliancy will then go out in darkness. Chaff like a cloud will be borne away on the wind, even from places where we see only floors of rich wheat. All who assume the ornaments of the sanctuary, but are not clothed with Christ's righteousness, will appear in the shame of their own nakedness. 

When trees without fruit are cut down as cumberers of the ground, when multitudes of false brethren are distinguished from the true, then the hidden ones will be revealed to view, and with hosannas range under the banner of Christ. Those who have been timid and self-distrustful will declare themselves openly for Christ and His truth. The most weak and hesitating in the church will be as David - willing to do and dare. The deeper the night for God's people, the more brilliant the stars. Satan will sorely harass the faithful; but, in the name of Jesus, they will come off more than conquerors. Then will the church of Christ appear "fair as the moon, clear as the sun, and terrible as an army with banners." 

The seeds of truth that are being sown by missionary efforts will then spring up and blossom and bear fruit. Souls will receive the truth who will endure tribulation and praise God that they may suffer for Jesus. "In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world." When the overflowing scourge shall pass through the earth, when the fan is purging Jehovah's floor, God will be the help of His people. The trophies of Satan may be exalted on high, but the faith of the pure and holy will not be daunted. 

Elijah took Elisha from the plow and threw upon him his mantle of consecration. The call to this great and solemn work was presented to men of learning and position; had these been little in their own eyes and trusted fully in the Lord, He would have honored them with bearing His standard in triumph to the victory. But they separated from God, yielded to the influence of the world, and the Lord rejected them. 

Many have exalted science and lost sight of the God of science. This was not the case with the church in the purest times. 
God will work a work in our day that but few anticipate. He will raise up and exalt among us those who are taught rather by the unction of His Spirit than by the outward training of scientific institutions. These facilities are not to be despised or condemned; they are ordained of God, but they can furnish only the exterior qualifications. God will manifest that He is not dependent on learned, self-important mortals. 

There are few really consecrated men among us, few who have fought and conquered in the battle with self. Real conversion is a decided change of feelings and motives; it is a virtual taking leave of worldly connections, a hastening from their spiritual atmosphere, a withdrawing from the controlling power of their thoughts, opinions, and influences. The separation causes pain and bitterness to both parties. It is the variance which Christ declares that He came to bring. But the converted will feel a continual longing desire that their friends shall forsake all for Christ, knowing that, unless they do, there will be a final and eternal separation. The true Christian cannot, while with unbelieving friends, be light and trifling. The value of souls for whom Christ died is too great. 

He "that forsaketh not all that he hath," says Jesus, "cannot be My disciple." Whatever shall divert the affections from God must be given up. Mammon is the idol of many. Its golden chain binds them to Satan. Reputation and worldly honor are worshiped by another class. The life of selfish ease and freedom from responsibility is the idol of others. These are Satan's snares, set for unwary feet. But these slavish bands must be broken; the flesh must be crucified with the affections and lusts. We cannot be half the Lord's and half the world's. We are not God's people unless we are such entirely. Every weight, every besetting sin, must be laid aside. God's watchmen will not cry, "Peace, peace," when God has not spoken peace. The voice of the faithful watchmen will be heard: "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." - Testimonies for the Church, vol. 5, pp. 81-83.


Conversion as at Pentecost.--The time is coming when there will be as many converted in a day as there were on the day of Pentecost, after the disciples had received the Holy Spirit.-- Review and Herald, June 29, 1905.

Thousands Yet to Step Into Light.--Many have let the gospel invitation go unheeded; they have been tested and tried; but mountainous obstacles have seemed to loom up before their faces, blocking their onward march. Through faith, perseverance, and courage, many will surmount these obstructions and walk out into the glorious light. Almost unconsciously barriers have been erected in the strait and narrow way; stones of stumbling have been placed in the path; these will be rolled away. The safeguards which false shepherds have thrown around their flocks will become as nought; thousands will step out into the light, and work to spread the light. Heavenly intelligences will combine with the human agencies. Thus encouraged, the church will indeed arise and shine, throwing all her sanctified energies into the contest; thus the design of God is accomplished; the lost pearls are recovered. Prophets have discerned this grand work afar off, and have caught the inspiration of the hour, and traced the wonderful description of things yet to be. -- Review and Herald, July 23, 1895.


"Those who are uniting with the world, are receiving the worldly mold, and preparing for the mark of the beast." {CET 191.1}

How can we differentiate between Satan's false revival and the loud cry?

"There is an emotional excitement, a mingling of the true with the false, that is well adapted to misleadYet none need be deceived. In the light of God's Word it is not difficult to determine the nature of these movements.Wherever men neglect the testimony of the Bible, turning away from those plain, soul-testing truths which require self-denial and renunciation of the world, there we may be sure that God's blessing is not bestowed. And by the rule which Christ Himself has given, 'Ye shall know them by their fruits' (Matt. 7: 16), it is evident that these movements are not the work of the Spirit of God" (GC 464, 465).

These two classes DIVIDE, the 10 VIRGINS separate. The 5 wise virgins JOIN the wedding party that is in the wilderness procession! Divine Romance! Isaiah says the last church is a wedding party that the 5 WISE VIRGINS JOIN! You don't want to miss out on the party do you? It is Divine ROMANCE! Christ and His Bride (the 144,000 leaders who call to the 10 virgins to wake up and join the wedding party procession) want you to JOIN in their happiness as their pampered guests! Don't miss anything on this exciting and thought provoking page. It could mean eternal life for you! 

The Power of 1844 Repeated.--The power which stirred the people so mightily in the 1844 movement will again be revealed. The third angel's message will go forth, not in whispered tones, but with a loud voice. --Testimonies, vol. 5, p. 252. (1885)

The prophet Isaiah saw the end-time saints as a wedding party. He saw them going forth with lamps shining brightly, even in the midst of thick darkness. Everyone is to hear the last call to the marriage supper of the Lamb. . . . These words are for us! Isaiah 60:1-5: 'Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you. Hosea 6:2 goes on to say, "And on the third day He will raise us up" That we may live in His sight", indicating, as we shall see, that this revival will carry on into the Millennium. We have had 2000 years since Christ died to get ready to live in God's sight on the third day... "a day is like a thousand years" 2 Peter 3:8.

The Everlasting Covenant of God – the paid Bride price – the highest price ever paid for a bride – paid by his life blood. This is the central drama of the 70th week. While many will fall away the end-time saints will embrace the grand adventure and the divine romance. They will take center stage in this climactic time of witness. They will have their eyes on the Mighty One of Israel, Christ, the Bridegroom! Like our Apostle Paul they will, "Press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus". -Phil. 3:14 NKJV

“Arise, shine; for thy light (Loud Cry=living reality experiencing/knowing Jesus helping you in your life trials) is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.” Isaiah 60:1. TO THOSE WHO GO OUT TO MEET THE BRIDEGROOM IS THIS MESSAGE GIVEN." Christ’s Object Lessons, p. 420.3

When do her sins reach unto heaven [Rev. 18:2-5]? When the law of God is finally made void by legislation.--ST June 12, 1893. 

IF YOU WAIT UNTIL THE SUNDAY LAW, YOU WILL HAVE WOKEN UP AT THE LOUD CRY SIMILAR TO THE DESTRUCTION OF JERUSALEM IN 70 A.D. "When the decree goes forth and the stamp is impressed, their character will remain pure and spotless for eternity. Now is the time to prepare." T5, 216.  


“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." –{E.G. White, Letter b - 55 - 1886, pp. 6, 7}. 

The prophet Isaiah saw the end-time saints as a wedding party. He saw them going forth with lamps shining brightly, even in the midst of thick darkness. Everyone is to hear the last call to the marriage supper of the Lamb:


  “…the MOVEMENT symbolized by the angel…” –{The Great Controversy 1888, p. 604.1}.

·         “but these are to be far exceeded by the mighty MOVEMENT under the last warning of the third angel.”  {GC88 610.3}

·         “The work in the cities is the essential work for this time, and is now to be taken hold of in faith. When the cities are worked as God would have them, the result will be the setting in operation of a MIGHTY MOVEMENT such as we have not yet witnessed. May the Lord give wisdom to our brethren that they may know how to carry forward the work in harmony with His will. With mighty power the cry is to be sounded in our large centers of population: “Behold, the Bridegroom cometh; GO YE OUT to meet Him.” Medical Ministry, p. 331.3

"a multitude of voices were heard crying: “Let us depart hence.” GC29

Earth Enlightened.--I saw jets of light shining from cities and villages, and from the high places and the low places of the earth. God's Word was obeyed, and as a result there were memorials for Him in every city and village. His truth was proclaimed throughout the world.-- Testimonies, vol. 9, pp. 28, 29. (1909)

Hundreds and thousands were seen visiting families, and opening before them the Word of God. Hearts were convicted by the power of the Holy Spirit, and a spirit of genuine conversion was manifest. On every side doors were thrown open to the proclamation of the truth. The world seemed to be lightened with the heavenly influence.-- Testimonies, vol. 9, p. 126.


Scripture presents this close relationship between the Lamb and His bride by asking,

“Who is this coming up from the wilderness (obscurity/little known), leaning upon her beloved?”  (Song of Solomon 8:5)

The 144,000 are the bride of Christ because they have surrendered their will to His; they have trusted all of the promises.  They have become strong in His strength; His righteousness is theirs.

The voice of the Heavenly Bridegroom falls lovingly on the ears of the bride:

“You are all fair, my love, and there is no spot in you.”  (Song of Solomon 4:7)

Song of Solomon 7:10 "I belong to my beloved, and his desire is for me."

Surrender to the Saviour today.  Follow Him today, tomorrow . . . and forever.

The little time of trouble, the time when the 5 virgins join the wilderness procession that has been in progress who are fed and nourished with truth for 3.5 years (3/19/13 to 9/19/16 according to Rev 13:5) this is cut short in Righteousness..."The agencies of evil are combining their forces and consolidating. They are strengthening for the last great crisis. Great changes are soon to take place in our world, and the final movements will be rapid ones."—Testimonies for the Church, vol. 9, p. 11.


It is to be the harvest message. The trumpet is to give a certain sound. "Are all messengers? No, no, God's messengers have A MESSAGE." The Present Truth,  April 1, 1850, (Vol. 1, #9) The Bridegroom (Christ) and the 144,000, the Bride of Christ have a message! “It may be falling on hearts all around us, but we shall not discern or receive it." –{TM 507}. Now isn't that a scary thought that we might not discern or receive it??? "Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; and he shall send Jesus." Acts 3:19, 20. 20 “The work will be similar to that of the Day of Pentecost." –{ The Great Controversy 1888, p. 611.1}.

"What are the chambers (bridal chambers - the bride of Christ -hides herself in her husband's truth/faith/righteousness/his character/his glory = children of the bridalchamber/bridechamber) in which they are to hide?—They are the protection of Christ and holy angels. The people of God are not at this time all in one place. They are in different companies, and in all parts of the earth; and they will be tried singly, not in groups. Every one must stand the test for himself." (The Review and Herald, November 19, 1908).S.D.A. Bible Commentary

The Work Might Have Been Done.--Had the purpose of God been carried out by His people in giving to the world the message of mercy, Christ would, ere this, have come to the earth, and the saints would have received their welcome into the city of God.-- Testimonies, vol. 6, p. 450. (1900)

I know that if the people of God had preserved a living connection with Him, if they had obeyed His Word, they would today be in the heavenly Canaan. -- General Conference Bulletin, March 30, 1903.


You may be asking yourself, "Why is the Fourth Angel's Message not mentioned in the writings of Ellen White?" The message is there but by a different name. This is actually a name well known to Adventists. It is known as, "The Loud Cry".

The previous chapter ended with a reference to the final Loud Cry as a future event. Some have questioned my use of this reference. Some have responded, "She said the Loud Cry started the Adventist message." I need only to point to the writings of Ellen White to clear up this point. I read every one of the 188 references to "loud cry" in "The Complete Published Writings" and I did not find any evidence of this. She did refer to the "Midnight Cry" from a vision.

... I turned to look for the Advent people in the world, but could not find them, when a voice said to me, "Look again, and look a little higher." At this I raised my eyes, and saw a straight and narrow path, cast up high above the world. On this path the Advent people were traveling to the city, which was at the farther end of the path. They had a bright light set up behind them at the beginning of the path, which an angel told me was the midnight cry. This light shone all along the path and gave light for their feet so that they might not stumble... {EW 14.1}

Ellen White Statements

She used the term "Loud Cry" in reference to a future event associated with the third angel as is shown in this quote. While part of this quote seems to have an application to past events, take careful note of the close association with the plagues which are a final event in the future. Also note, while the third angel's message has been given as a warning, the actual mark of the beast, enforced by civil law, has not yet occurred. The Laodicean church does not want to be called "nominal Adventists" so they will claim this quote is about the past.

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. {EW 261.1}

She sometimes does not distinguish between the work of the third angel and the fourth angel. She associates the two together which I believe is valid. Notice the important emphasis on knowledge of the truth.

The Loud Cry

As foretold in the eighteenth of Revelation, the third angel's message is to be proclaimed with great power by those who give the final warning against the beast and his image: "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... {8T 118.1}

This is the message given by God to be sounded forth in the loud cry of the third angel. {8T 118.2}

Those whose faith and zeal are proportionate to theirknowledge of the truth will reveal their loyalty to God by communicating the truth, in all its saving, sanctifying power, to those with whom they associate. Their lives of holiness and unselfish service will be in conformity with the vital principles of the kingdom of heaven. {8T 118.3}


Please read Ellen's powerful vision of "The Shaking" from the Review and Herald {RH, December 31, 1857 par. 1}, also found in Spiritual Gifts. Volume 1 (1858) {1SG 183.1}, and Early Writings 1882 {EW 269.1}. The vision ends with a description of "The Loud Cry".

I heard those clothed with the armor speak forth the truth in great power. It had effect. I saw those who had been bound; some wives had been bound by their husbands, and some children had been bound by their parents. The honest who had been held or prevented from hearing the truth, now eagerly laid hold of the truth spoken. All fear of their relatives was gone. The truth alone was exalted to them. It was dearer and more precious than life. They had been hungering and thirsting for truth. I asked what had made this great change. An angel answered, "It is the latter rain. The refreshing from the presence of the Lord. The loud cry of the Third Angel." {RH, December 31, 1857 par. 9} {EW 271.2} {1T 182.2}

Great power was with these chosen ones. Said the angel, "Look ye!" My attention was turned to the wicked, or unbelievers. They were all astir. The zeal and power with the people of God had aroused and enraged them. Confusion, confusion, was on every side. I saw measures taken against this company, who were having the power and light of God. Darkness thickened around them, yet there they stood, approved of God, and trusting in him. I saw them perplexed. Next I heard them crying unto God earnestly. Through the day and night their cry ceased not. I heard these words, "Thy will, O God, be done! If it can glorify thy name, make a way of escape for thy people! Deliver us from the heathen round about us! They have appointed us unto death; but thine arm can bring salvation." These are all the words I can bring to mind. They seemed to have a deep sense of their unworthiness, and manifested entire submission to the will of God. Yet every one, without an exception, was earnestly pleading, and wrestling like Jacob for deliverance. {RH, December 31, 1857 par. 10}

Soon after they had commenced their earnest cry, the angels, in sympathy would have gone to their deliverance. But a tall, commanding angel suffered them not. Said he, "The will of God is not yet fulfilled. They must drink of the cup. They must be baptized with the baptism." {RH, December 31, 1857 par. 11}

Soon I heard the voice of God, which shook the heavens and the earth. There was a mighty earthquake. Buildings were shaken down, and fell on every side. I then heard a triumphant shout of victory, loud, musical, and clear. I looked upon this company who, as short time before were in such distress and bondage. Their captivity was turned. A glorious light shone upon them. How beautiful they then looked. All weariness and marks of care were gone. Health and beauty were seen in every countenance. Their enemies, the heathen round them, fell like dead men. They could not endure the light that shone upon the delivered, holy ones. This light and glory remained upon them, until Jesus was seen in the clouds of heaven, and the faithful, tried company was changed in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, from glory to glory. And the graves were opened and the saints came forth, clothed with immortality, crying victory over death and the grave, and together with the living saints, were caught up to meet their Lord in the air; while the rich, musical shouts of Glory, and Victory, were upon every immortal tongue, and proceeding from every sanctified, holy lip. E. G. W. {RH, December 31, 1857 par. 12}

Will you hear, recognize, and obey the messages leading to the Loud Cry?


The rod means that God has chosen us to be His special, peculiar people. Zion, Philadelphians, THAT FAITHFUL CITY, wise virgins, awake, the 144,000, the rock "cut out without hands" that smites the image to the beast (iron mixed with clay, paganism mixed with Christianity, the knowledge of good and evil. “I was shown that those who are trying to obey God and purifying their souls through obedience to the truth are God’s chosen people, His modern Israel”. (Testimonies for the Church Volume 2, p. 109.1)  “I heard everywhere a multitude of voices saying, 'Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.' " Early Writings, pp. 277-279. 

"Servants of God, with their faces lighted up and shining with holy consecration, will hasten from place to place to proclaim the message from heaven. By thousands of voices, all over the earth, the warning will be given. Miracles will be wrought, the sick will be healed, and signs and wonders will follow the believers .... Thus the inhabitants of the earth will be brought to take their stand." (GC 612)

"Souls that were scattered all through the religious bodies answered to the call, and the precious were hurried out of the doomed churches, as Lot was hurried out of Sodom before her destruction. God's people were strengthened by the excellent glory (character) which rested upon them in rich abundance and prepared them to endure the hour of temptation. I heard everywhere a multitude of voices saying, 'Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.' "Early Writings, pp. 277-279.  

  • "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." --{See Revelation 14:12, Revelation 18, Joel 2:9-11; The Great Controversy Chapter 34,  The Story of Redemption, p. 399.3 }
  • "I heard everywhere a multitude of voices saying, 'Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.' "Early Writings, pp. 277-279.  
  • "a multitude of voices were heard crying: “Let us depart hence.” (OUT of Jerusalem/modern 501c3 SDA church organization) THE GREAT CONTROVERSY, PAGE 29 (the destruction of Jerusalem parallels with destruction of all churches and that we are warned to come out of modern SDA church =all denominations not just the one who has had GREAT LIGHT.)
  • "a multitude of voices break forth in the anthem which all the nations of the saved shall one day sing: “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.” Luke 2:14.   The Great Controversy, p. 314.2
  • "a multitude of voices joining in melody with the sound of musical instruments. “David and the house of Israel played before the Lord ... on harps, and on psalteries, and on timbrels, and on cornets, and on cymbals.” With solemn gladness the vast procession wound its way along the hills and valleys toward the Holy City."   From Eternity Past, p. 511.5


The prophesied "little time of trouble" that Revelation 20:4 speaks of 

Revelation 20:4, “And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.”

BEHEADINGS:

Demons have been prodding men to do this for thousands of years. In 1 Chronicles 10:10 we read of the Philistines taking the decapitated head of King Saul into the temple of Dagon as a trophy. Dagon is one of Satan's countless alias's and it's him and his demons who are the driving force behind this nightmarish practice. Dagon was a Babylonian god in the form of a fish and his priests represented him by wearing a fish as a mitre with the tail hanging down their backs. It seems most of the general public fails to realize that the satanic priests of Dagon still exist only now they're called Popes. Man was made in the image of God, so Satan and his followers take great delight in desecrating God's image in many disgusting ways. This is just one of them. Revelation 20:4 tells us this is the Vatican's preferred method of execution, so in these last days it should come as no surprise beheadings are becoming common news headlines. Soon, like school shootings, they'll cease to even be front page news unless the death toll is higher than usual or the act is more gruesome than most. Once this country publicly reveals the 30,000 guillotines stored on American soil, beheadings will be more common than fender benders, and most killings won't even make the evening news. 

The prophesied "little time of trouble" that Revelation 20:4 speaks of that confirms the mark is about to be enforced. It also allows for the prophesied "peace and safety" agenda of the Vatican that 1 Thessalonians 5:3 speaks of. #2, doing so causes the pope to be worshipped by all as if his "admitted" blood stained hands are as clean as the driven snow. But, students of prophecy know better. And they know better only because they are obedient to the Lord. 

"The commencement of that time of trouble," here mentioned does not refer to the time when the plagues shall begin to be poured out, but to a short period just before they are poured out, while Christ is in the sanctuary. At that time, while the work of salvation is closing, trouble will be coming on the earth, and the nations will be angry, yet held in check so as not to prevent the work of the third angel. At that time the "latter rain," or refreshing from the presence of the Lord, will come, to give power to the loud voice of the third angel, and prepare the saints to stand in the period when the seven last plagues shall be poured out. {EW 85.3}

ACCORDING TO THE BIBLE (Rev. 13:5), JESUIT POPE FRANCIS REIGNS FROM MARCH 19, 2013 TO SEPTEMBER 19, 2016:

According to Revelation 13:5 (A dual fulfillment prophecy already fulfilled in a day for a year from 538 A.D. to 1798 A.D. and currently being fulfilled from March 19, 2013 to September 19, 2016) Jesuit Pope Francis reigns from March 19, 2013 (his coronation) to September 19, 2016 (end of the 42 months Rev 13:5 prophecy which aka  1260 days or 3.5 year literal day for a day prophecy, dual prophecy.) (Probation for World Closes: Daniel 12:2 & Revelation 13:5; 16:17; 22:11: From Sept 21, 2014 this is 728 days away.):

 Revelation 13:5-6 (KJV) "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." 

"In chapter 13 (verses 1-10) is described another beast, “like unto a leopard,” to which the dragon gave “his power, and his seat, and great authority.” This symbol, as most Protestants have believed, represents the papacy." The Great Controversy, p. 439.1

Daniel 7:25 "He will speak against the Most High and oppress his holy people and try to change the set times and the laws. The holy people will be delivered into his hands for a time, times and half a time (3.5 years, 42 months, 1,260 days)."

Daniel 11:36
"The king will do as he pleases. He will exalt and magnify himself above every god and will say unheard-of things against the God of gods. He will be successful until the time of wrath is completed, for what has been determined must take place.

Revelation 17:11 "And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition." (
perdition = bottomless pit, abyss or the 1,000 years the earth rests from sin while the Saints are in Heaven)


(
42 months equals 1260 days, or 3.5 years = little time of trouble lasts for 3.5 years) This is a literal day for a day anti typical literal fulfillment or dual prophecy fulfillment of Revelation 13. The day for a year prophecy has been fulfilled in the period known as the Dark Ages from 538 A.D. to 1798 A.D. which was fulfilled as a day for a year.

The peak of the Pentecostal (LOUD CRY=three angels messages Rev 14:6-12 given by the 144,000 apostles compares to the 12 apostles) revival comes after the 1260 days of the Great Tribulation. - Dan.12:7 
This is after the 42 month (or 1260 day) reign of the Antichrist. - Rev.13:7 
This is after the 42 month (or 1260 day) trampling of Jerusalem. - Rev.11:2 
We are looking at a peaking of the revival LOUD CRY is like the Pentecost coming in the interval between the 1260th day, and the 70th Jubilee which marks the end of the 70th Week?

3.5 years after His baptism: “In the midst of the week He shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease.” In A.D. 31, three and a half years after His baptism, our Lord was crucified. With the great sacrifice offered upon Calvary, ended that system of offerings which for four thousand years had pointed forward to the Lamb of God. Type had met antitype, and all the sacrifices and oblations of the ceremonial system were there to cease. {GC 327.3}

"Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee. Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth." Revelation 3:9, 10.

"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. White, Review and Herald Articles, vol. 3, p. 69, col. 3.

We DID NOT add the bracketed portions of the above statement. It is quoted just as it was written by Ellen White. Please not that Ellen White compares the SDA church to a corporate city Capernaum. By this designation she can only mean the entire corporate church and not "individuals" in that church. Ezekiel 5:1-4, agrees with Ellen White's prognosis, wherein three-thirds, or the entire church is destroyed after a remnant escapes. Add to this the fact that Ellen White says that another literal fulfillment of Ezekiel 9 will begin at His Sanctuary-- the people who had great light, Testimonies, vol. 5, 211, and you have a serious situation. You have a modern-day counterpart to the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 A.D., and indeed, Ellen White said that catastrophe was a prefigure type of another to come, The Great Controversy, 1911 edition, p. 25.

"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). To learn more about this topic click here.

"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).

26 November 2013Click here to readPope Francis’ Message to the SDA Church on http://spectrummagazine.org in Spectrum (Journal of Association of Adventist Forums)



“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).

“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
http://www.lightministries.com/SDA/id612.htm 

Ellen White warned against popery - having 1 head of the whole church in 1903!

126 years ago - Noah preached for 120 years and then the flood came! "I saw that at present (Over 100 years ago!) we are under divine forbearance, but no one can say how long this will continueNo one knows how great the mercy that has been exercised toward us." (5T76) Remember what happened to SDA's in 1988? At the same time a Sunday law was being passed as well! A written study and video on the Abomination of Desolation that was set up in 1888 when the USA was trying to set up Sunday laws, may be likened to the Roman army surrounding Jerusalem in 67 AD. The next USA Sunday law may be likened to the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD. So in 67 AD they were to leave the city. We should leave the cities today. In 1900 EGW said to leave the cities! In 1905 God sent the San Francisco earthquake. His judgments are coming upon the cities and the Sunday Laws are coming. Get out of the cities and 501c3 churches while you can! 
http://backtoenoch.org/images/stories/documents/OutOfTheCities.pdf
    
Watch video: 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8mk56sEXOA  

President Neal C. Wilson plainly and boldly declared, "...There is another universal and truly catholic organization, the Seventh-day Adventist Church." (Review, March 5, 1981, page 3) See many great videos by Bill Hughes concerning what is happening in Adventism.  He is author of The Secret Terrorists and The Enemy Unmasked.  In the early 1990s he was fired by the conference for refusing to stop preaching the three angels' messages.  See video Ted Wilson, Saint or Snake, and hear a testimony that Ted's father was a 33rd degree Mason.  He was Neil C Wilson, pres. of the GC.  Neil also said our three angels messages had been "thrown on the historical trash heap." Neal C. Wilson, verbalized the conference position regarding the papacy, "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...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, which has now been consigned to the historical trash heap as far as the Seventh-day Adventist Church is concerned."  Merikay McLeod lawsuit, Docket entry #84: EEOC vs PPPA, c-74-2025-CBR. Feb. 6, 1976


A horrible and shocking thing has happened in the land: The prophets prophesy lies, the priests rule by their own authority, and my people love it this way. Jeremiah 5:30-31.

“They worshiped the dragon because he gave his authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, ‘Who is like the beast, and who is able to wage war with him?’ …All who dwell on the earth will worship him, everyone whose name has not been written from the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb who has been slain.” (Revelation 13:4-8).


"One thing it is certain is soon to be realized, --the great apostasy, which is developing and increasing and waxing stronger, and will continue to do so until the Lord shall descend from heaven with a shout." (Special Testimonies, Series B, Number 7, pages 56-57)

By the Achan principle all those who are a member of and fellowship with will share in the soon coming plagues. I am sure you do not want to receive the 7 last plagues. So study and pay attention like your life depends upon it, because it does!



  1. "Sunday-keeping must be the mark of the beast." ... "The reception of his mark must be something that involves the greatest offense that can be committed against God." (The Marvel of Nations, Elder U. Smith pages 170, 183)
  2. "Here we find the mark of the beast. The very act of changing the Sabbath into Sunday, on the part of the Catholic church, without any authority from the Bible." (Ellen G. White, The Mark of the Beast, page 23)
  3. "The Sunday Sabbath is purely a child of the Papacy. It is the mark of the beast." (Advent Review, Vol. I, No. 2, August, 1850.)
  4. "The change of the Sabbath is the sign or mark of the authority of the Romish church." ... "The keeping of the counterfeit Sabbath is the reception of the mark." (Ellen G. White, Great Controversy, Vol. 4, page 281.
  5. "Sunday-keeping is an institution of the first beast, and ALL who submit to obey this institution emphatically worship the first beast and receive his mark, 'the mark of the beast.' .... Those who worship the beast and his image by observing the first day are certainly idolaters, as were the worshippers of the golden calf." (Advent Review Extra, pages 10 and 11, August, 1850)

"The church that holds to the word of God is irreconcilably separated from Rome." Signs of the Times, February 19, 1894 

SDA Conference Prints Book Promoting Sunday Worship in 1998! The General Conference Ministerial Association Urges SDA'S  to Keep Sunday-

The Conference hallowing Sunday worship in a book it published:

"The early Christians were obsesses with the fact that they came out of a Jewish background. Yet God did something new and real for them in the Easter experience, so they would have the Sabbath, and they would gather together as the Christian sect on Sunday morning and celebrate the resurrection.

"But there is a difference between the Sabbath and Sunday. You work until the Sabbath, and then you rest. Sunday is the day that gives you strength to work the six days in front of you. The Sabbath is the end of the week; Sunday is the beginning. The Sabbath is from sundown to sundown, but Sunday is from midnight to midnight. The Sabbath is a day of rest, but Sunday is a day of worship. The Sabbath has a penalty to it, if you break it; Sunday has no penalty, except that you shortchange yourself." -Confessions of a Nomad: What We Learned in Sinai’s Shadow, authored by Carolyn Shealy Self and William L. Self, page 118.

"Confessions of a Nomad", published by our Ministerial Association for ministers through Pacific Press, instructs the reader that 
we, today, can only find our rest, refreshment, and strength by keeping Sunday holy. 



"Confessions of a Nomad" a devotional book written by a Baptist couple 
in the early 1980s, Carolyn Shealy Self and William L. Self, wrote a devotional book on how to deepen one's Christian experience. Because they live in the Atlanta, Georgia, area, they had their book published in 1983 through a local printing house, Peachtree Publishers. They dedicated the book to their Atlanta Baptist church. Nearly all Biblical quotations are from two of the most liberal Non-King James translations.

lieThe Book Questions on Doctrine Anti-Sabbath statementJulyAugProcqxdPage8Seventh-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 

"Adventists do not hold any theory of a duel atonement....  When, therefore, one hears an Adventist say, or reads in Adventist literature--even in the writings of Ellen G. White--that Christ is making atonement now, it should be understood that we mean simply that Christ is now making application of the benefits of the sacrificial atonement He made on the cross."  Questions on Doctrine, 390, 354


According to historian George Knight,

"Official Adventism may have gained recognition as being Christian from the evangelical world, but in the process a breach had been opened which has not healed in the last 50 years and may never heal." George Knight, 2003 annotated edition of Questions on Doctrine
What The Church Teaches Now
The church has changed it position over the course of time. Slowly and insidiously the Trinity doctrine and all its errors have found their way into the system of belief now professed by the SDA church. Our creed, as evidenced by the book 27 fundamental beliefs, now accepts this abominable doctrine. We have accepted a doctrine that our pioneers would not have tolerated. Famous author and Andrews University seminary professor George Night boldly admits this fact in the following statement found in MINISTRY magazine, Oct/1993 p. 10.

"Most of 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."

"In like manner, most of the founders of Seventh-day Adventism would have trouble with fundamental belief number 4, which holds that Jesus is both eternal and truly God. For J.N. Andrews 'the Son of God...had God for His Father, and did, at some point in the eternity of the past, have beginning of days.' And E.J. Waggoner, of Minneapolis 1888 fame, penned in 1890 that 'there was a time when Christ proceeded forth and came from God...but that time was so far back in the days of eternity that to finite comprehension it is practically without beginning."

"Neither could most of the leading Adventists have agreed with fundamental belief number 5, which implies the person hood of the Holy Spirit. Uriah Smith, for example, not only was anti- Trinitarian and semi-Arian, like so many of his colleagues, but also like them pictured the Holy Spirit as 'that divine mysterious emanation through which They [the Father and the Son] carry forward their great and infinite work.' On another occasion, Smith pictured the Holy Spirit as a 'divine influence' and not a 'person like the Father and the Son."

http://www.lifeassuranceministries.org/proclamation/2010/3/waltermartin.html

You might wonder why our Ministerial Association would be publishing books. Keep in mind that it was this church entity that was in charge of writing the notorious book, Questions on Doctrine, back in 1957. It was the first doctrinal book our denomination ever printed and, although declared to be not "official," was printed by the Review & Herald under the auspices of the General Conference, so our own people could be indoctrinated and non-Adventist denominations could learn SDA beliefs. 

""When the finished product carries the stamp of a standard publishing house, it bears denominational approval. It is then a denominational, not a private, publication. It has a measure of authority and dignity not otherwise possible." Ministry, December, 1948, p 23, Review and Herald Publishing Association.

Hundreds of thousands of free hardback copies were sent to non-Adventist denominations, churches, and libraries all over the world.

Unfortunately, that book contained a number of major theological errors which undermined SDA basic beliefs. The objective was to show the Protestant world that SDA's held many of their beliefs, so they would give the right arm of fellowship.

But the result only moved SDA's closer to a denomination-wide acceptance of salvation by profession alone, without obedience to the ten commandments.

This 1998 reprinting of a Baptist book on the importance of keeping Sunday holy, by our General Conference Ministerial Association, is astounding. The assigned work of the Association is to oversee the ministers of the SDA church, worldwide, and give them doctrinal and other forms of guidance. This book, it felt, fulfilled that mandate.  Here is an introduction to what you will find on the next three pages of this tract.

1 - THE FRONT COVER "Confessions of a Nomad: What We Learned in Sinai's Shadow."

2 - TITLE PAGE This "Devotional Guide" was published by the SDA Ministerial Association! Since the Association does not print many books for their own ministers and ABCs, the book had to have been closely examined prior to publication. An excuse, that this was not done, would point to incompetence. Surely, that could not be the case.

3 - COPYRIGHT AND DEDICATION PAGES The book, dedicated to an Atlanta, Georgia, Baptist Church, was originally published in 1983 by a non-Adventist press and reprinted in 1998 by Pacific Press. Note that the Ministerial Association not only reprinted the book, but paid to obtain a new copyright on it; evidently this was done so they could continue to keep it in stock in ABCs.

4 - CONTENTS The entire book is concerned with what two Baptists learned from reading what the Old and New Testaments had to say about Mount Sinai and what was taught there. The Ten Commandments are discussed from a Southern Baptist perspective. As they see it, the Seventh-day Sabbath may have been good for the Jews, but not for the Christian. Sunday provides their resurrection celebration, their rest, their day of worship, their source of strength, the time when God talks to them, the time when they more fully know God, their great joy, their time of remembrance, their communion, their sacrament, their time for Bible study, and the day their souls are rekindled and rested. Christians are to work on the Sabbath and rest on Sunday. Sunday gives them the strength to work the next six days. By the latter part of the chapter, the word, "Sabbath," is being applied to Sunday. It is obvious, from the following quotations, that much of the book is given over to exalting Sunday worship:

"All busy people yearn for a day of rest. God Himself gave His permission, a command even, for a day to all 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." Confessions of a Nomad, page 86.

"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 s a sacrilege to do anything else on that day except to celebrate what God has done.

[This paragraph is a most powerful argument for Sunday laws!] "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." Page 120.

"Worship: Real worship is not optional. You do not have to decide each Sunday morning whether or not you ll worship each Sunday morning; it should be programmed into your life. Good conduct: It s a time when you should do things that are holy. If you do a little planning, you don't have to do your shopping on SundayThere can be time to do things like that on other days. Remember that every day is His. We are not to give Him one day and do as we please the other six." Page 121.

Why the  denomination would reprint a Baptist book, so obviously urging Sunday worship, is inexplicable. Why it would go to the considerable expense of obtaining the copyright on the book is even more so. Yet there is a third astounding mystery: Why would sda leaders place "Ministerial Association, General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists" on the title page as the publisher? How often do you see that title as the publisher of any book sold in  ABCs?

Throughout the 1990s, sda  leaders have accelerated their meetings with other denominations in order to sign joint accords of unity and fellowship. Could it be that this book was published specifically for the purpose of being presented to other denominational leaders as an indication that THEY are no longer opposed to the basic Protestant position, that obedience to the ten commandments should be downgraded and Sunday worship should be emphasized? It was their consistent opposition, in years past, to those two points which aroused so much animosity. To yield on both of them could bring the peace THE SDA  leaders so fervently desire. The reprinting of a Baptist book, with its strong emphasis on both points and as a "devotional guide" for sda people, would help bring the acceptance which the 1957 Questions on Doctrine (another Ministerial Association project) .

In light of the "Adventist Sunday Church" the Adventist message is becoming a bit muddled.
     This has not happened all of a sudden.  Since the 1980's many SDA churches around the world are following the common Catholic practice of holding Easter Sunday church services.  This idea of having SDA churches worshiping on every Sunday to try and attract people from the local community, and beginning these Sunday church services with Easter Sunday, is not new either. Look at what they tried in Diamond Lake, Washington:
     "Residents in the Diamond Lake area:
     "Dear Friend and Neighbor,
     "We believe you are all aware of our little church...
     "Another service I would be happy to provide is a Sunday morning worship service... I am hereby formally inviting you to come to our Sunday morning services at 11:00 o'clock... Easter Sunday would be our first service, March 30th." (Diamond Lake Seventh-day Adventist Church, Community Letter of February 23, 1986, Fritz Martinsen, pastor.)
     This first attempt at weekly Sunday church services in SDA churches failed, mainly because the members of that SDA church refused to allow it to happen.  In light of the "Adventist Sunday Church" this attempt in 1986 was as seed being sown forecasting that Sunday worship services would soon become common place in SDA churches.
     Do you know what the "Abomination of Desolation" is?  The following is quoted from Spirit of Prophecy, volume 4, pages 26 and 27.  There is nothing left out of the two paragraphs quoted but I have highlighted the phrases I want to discuss:
     "The future was mercifully veiled from the disciples.  Had they at that time fully comprehended the two awful facts,--the Redeemer's sufferings and death and the destruction of their city and temple,--they would have been paralyzed with horror.  Christ presented before them an outline of the prominent events to transpire before the close of time.  His words were not then fully understood; but their meaning was to be unfolded as his people should heed the instruction therein given. THE PROPHECY WHICH HE UTTERED WAS TWOFOLD IN ITS MEANING: WHILE FORESHADOWING THE DESTRUCTION OF JERUSALEM, IT PREFIGURED ALSO THE TERRORS OF THE LAST GREAT DAY.
     "Jesus declared to the listening disciples the judgments that were to fall upon apostate Israel, and especially the retributive vengeance that would come upon them for their rejection and crucifixion of the Messiah.  Unmistakable signs would precede the awful climax.  The dreaded hour would come suddenly and swiftly.  And the Saviour warned his followers: 'When ye therefore shall see the ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place (whoso readeth let him understand), then let them which be in Judea flee into the mountains.'  WHEN THE IDOLATROUS STANDARDS OF THE ROMANS SHOULD BE SET UP IN THE HOLY GROUND, which extended some furlongs outside the city walls, then THE FOLLOWERS OF CHRIST WERE TO FIND SAFETY IN FLIGHT.  When the warning sign should be seen, judgment was to follow so quickly that those who would escape must MAKE NO DELAY. He who chanced to be upon the housetop must not go down through his house into the street; but he must speed his way from roof to roof until he reached the city wall, and be saved 'so AS BY FIRE.'  Those who were working in the fields or vineyards must not take time to return for the outer garment laid aside while they should be toiling in the heat of the day.  They must not hesitate a moment, lest they be involved in the general destruction."

     The "Abomination of Desolation" was "the idolatrous standard of the Romans" being set up where it ought not to be in a place which was supposed to be holy ground.  When this sign was seen the followers of Christ were to find safety in flight making no delay.  This happened before the destruction of Jerusalem and not a Christian perished (Great Controversy, page 30) because they all heeded the warning.  But, this prophecy "was twofold in its meaning... it prefigured also the terrors of the last great day."  Today what would represent the Abomination of Desolation?

     "Protestants... accept Sunday rather than Saturday as the day for public worship after the Catholic Church made the change... In observing the Sunday, they are accepting the authority of the spokesman for the church, the Pope." (Our Sunday Visitor, February 5, 1950.)

     "It is well to remind the Presbyterians, Baptists, Methodists, and all other Christians, that the Bible does not support them anywhere in their observance of Sunday.  Sunday is an institution of the Roman Catholic Church, and those who observe the day observe a commandment of the Catholic Church." (Priest Brady, in an address reported in the Elizabeth, N.J. "News" of March 18, 1903.)

     "It was the Catholic Church which... transferred this rest (Saturday as the Sabbath) to the Sunday... Thus the observance of Sunday by the Protestants is an homage they pay, in spite of themselves, to the authority of the (Catholic) Church." (Monsignor Louis Segur, "Plain Talk about the Protestantism of Today" page 213.)

     "Of course the Catholic Church claims that the change (from Saturday to Sunday) was her act.  It could not have been otherwise, as none in those days would have dreamed of doing anything in matters spiritual and religious without her, and the act is a mark of her ecclesiastical power and authority in religious matters." (Letter from H.F. Thomas, Chancellor of Cardinal Gibbons.)

     From these passages there is no doubt that the ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION (the idolatrous standard of the Romans) in our day is SUNDAY WORSHIP.  Where should we be looking for this abomination of desolation to be set up and planted?  Shouldn't it be in a representation of Jerusalem today?
     "JERUSALEM IS A REPRESENTATION OF WHAT THE CHURCH WILL BE if it refuses to walk in the light that God has given..." (Testimonies, volume 8, page 67).

     "...There was danger that BATTLE CREEK WOULD BECOME AS JERUSALEM OF OLD--a powerful center.  If we do not heed these warnings, THE EVILS THAT RUINED JERUSALEM WILL COME UPON US..." (Testimonies, volume 8, page 133).

     "Neglect to repent and obey His word will bring as serious consequences upon God's people today as did the same sin upon ancient Israel.  There is a limit beyond which He will no longer delay His judgments.  THE DESOLATION OF JERUSALEM STANDS AS A SOLEMN WARNING BEFORE THE EYES OF MODERN ISRAEL, that the corrections given through His chosen instruments cannot be disregarded with impunity." (Testimonies, volume 4, pages 166,167).

     There you have it!  The "holy ground" of Jerusalem is a representation of the SDA church today!  In light of the "Adventist Sunday Church" THE ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION STANDS IN THE HOLY PLACE!  So, what is the conclusion?  Do I need to tell you?  Just in case you aren't convinced, there is more:
     "The religion of Jesus is endangered.  It is being mingled with worldliness.  Worldly policy is taking the place of the true piety and wisdom that comes from above, and God will remove His prospering hand from the conference.  SHALL THE ARK OF THE COVENANT BE REMOVED FROM THIS PEOPLE?  Shall idols be smuggled in?  Shall false principles and false precepts be brought into the sanctuary?  Shall antichrist be respected?  Shall the true doctrines and principles given us by God, which have made us what we are, be ignored?  Shall God's instrumentality, the publishing house, become a mere political, worldly institution?

  This is directly where the enemy, through blinded, unconsecrated men, is leading us.

     "These things have gone as far as they should without someone protesting against them in plain words.  The Lord's time to set things in order has fully come.  There are men in positions of trust who have not had an experience in the leading out of this work, and these men should walk with humility and caution.  In the night season I was present in several councils, and there I heard words repeated by influential men to the effect that if the American sentinel would drop the word Seventh-day Adventist from its columns, and would SAY NOTHING ABOUT THE SABBATH, the great men of the world would patronize it; it would become popular, and do a larger work.  This looked very pleasing.  These men could not see why we could not affiliate with unbelievers and non-professors to make the American Sentinel a great success.  I saw their countenances brighten, and they began to work on a policy plan to make the Sentinel a popular success.

     "This policy is the first step in a succession of wrong steps.  The principles which have been advocated in the American Sentinel are the very sum and substance of the ADVOCACY OF THE SABBATH, and when men begin to talk of changing these principles, they are doing a work which it does not belong to them to do. Like Uzzah, they are ATTEMPTING TO STEADY THE ARK which belongs to God, and is under His special supervision. Said my Guide to those in these councils, 'Who of the men among you have felt the burden of the cause from the first, and have accepted responsibilities under trying circumstances?  Who has carried the burden of the work during the years of its existence?  Who has practiced self-denial and self-sacrifice?  The Lord made a place for His stanch servants, whose voices have been heard in warning.  He carried forward His work before any of you put your hands to it, and He can and will find a place for the truth you would suppress.  In the American Sentinel has been published the truth for this time.  Take heed what you do. Except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it.'-- Manuscript 29, 1890." (Counsels to Writers and Editors pages 95-97).

     In light of the "Adventist Sunday Church" the SDA church has indeed done exactly what they were warned not to do.  Antichrist is indeed being respected by the SDA church.  This began long ago when they gave the Pope of Rome a medallion in 1977.  This "was a gold covered symbol of the Seventh-day Adventist Church." (Review, August 11, 1977, page 23).  They gave the SDA church, in symbol, into the hands of Satan's representative.

     The ark of the covenant has always been seen as a symbol of God's presence (Counsels to Writers and Editors page 172; Review & Herald, March 20, 1888; Spirit of Prophecy, volume 1, page 346).  Below the mercy seat on the ark were deposited the two tables of stone upon which God wrote all ten of His commandments.  In the very bosom or center of these laws is found the Sabbath of God.  More than any other commandment, the Sabbath shines with a halo of glorious light (Early Writings, pages 32-33; Testimonies, volume 1, page 76), plainly indicating that the last great final test of all mankind will be over the issue of the Sabbath (Early Writings, page 42).  Over and over again, the Sabbath and the ark are inseparably connected together (Signs of the Times, February 3, 1888; January 8, 1894; March 12, 1896; April 7, 1898; Spirit of Prophecy, volume 4, pages 273-275; Early Writings, page 255; Review & Herald, December 18, 1888; Manuscript Releases, volume 4, pages 402-403; volume 5, page 94; volume 10, page 280).
     By God symbolically giving the ark into the possession of the SDA church signified that God was especially giving His Sabbath truth into the hands of this church, and that His presence would be with them and sustain them as long as they lived and proclaimed His Sabbath message to the world.  But the SDA church has not lived up to her part of the covenant promise with God.  In fact, she has sought to remove this distinctive Sabbath banner and sign or seal of God, and for many years has stealthily endeavored to place God's Sabbath truth in the background and to exalt the sabbath of the man of sin. In light of the "Adventist Sunday Church" now openly holding regular church worship services on Sundays shows plainly to all SDA church members that the SDA church no longer has the ark of the covenant in their possession, God has removed it.
     "...The ark of God was removed from the church; for the holy commandments have been violated..." (Review & Herald, March 28, 1893).

     The removal of God's ark from the SDA church because of their refusal to exalt only God's seventh-day Sabbath signifies that God's glorious presence has also been removed from the church. (Testimonies, volume 8, pages 247-250) Well might every member cry, "ICHABOD!" as did Eli's daughter-in-law (I Samuel 4:21).  Not only the ark has been removed from the church but also the candlestick (Review & Herald, June 7, 1887; July 16, 1895)!
     God's glorious presence and the candlestick were the major sources of light in the tent tabernacle and in Solomon's temple. With them both gone we have only darkness left, the kingdom of God has been taken away from the church just like it was from the Jews.  Others have been chosen to receive these blessings and to herald God's last saving message of salvation to the world (Upward Look, page 131, Testimonies to Ministers, page 300).
     In light of the "Adventist Sunday Church" the SDA corporate church is no longer God's true church in any way, shape, or form.  She has proved unfaithful to her trust.  Just like the Jewish church before her, the SDA church has become divorced from God, forsaken by Him, is desolate, and is destined to be brought down to hell (Manuscript Releases, volume 12, pages 319-321; Review and Herald, August 1, 1893)!  The church no longer stands as a chosen generation and people, no longer do they represent a royal priesthood (Manuscript Releases, volume 5, page 210).  The probation of the SDA corporate church is over, and thus the church will continue to do the apostate works of her satanic majesty until Christ descends from heaven with a shout!
     "One thing it is certain is soon to be realized, --the great apostasy, which is developing and increasing and waxing stronger, and will continue to do so until the Lord shall descend from heaven with a shout." (Special Testimonies, Series B, Number 7, pages 56-57)

     The main reason why the SDA church has been removed from being in any way connected with God's cause and work in these last few moments of earth's history is because she gave up the sacredness of God's Sabbath day.  She chose to meddle with this ark entrusted her of God, and is no longer only holding forth this banner of God's truth to the world, but is also found holding forth and exalting the banner of Rome!
     "Uzzah meddled with the ark, notwithstanding the plain command of the Lord to regard it with fear and trembling, and to keep it sacred. He had to be removed from the Lord's work. God changes not." (Review and Herald, September 14, 1905)

     In light of the "Adventist Sunday Church" it is plainly revealed that the Abomination of Desolation has indeed been set up in the SDA church!  No longer is the SDA church a church of God, but has become an image of the Beast of Rome--or another Catholic organization and church!  Did you know that the church has officially stated that?  Please allow a past president of the General Conference of the SDA church to tell you!  President Neal C. Wilson plainly and boldly declared, "...There is another universal and truly catholic organization, the Seventh-day Adventist Church." (Review, March 5, 1981, page 3)

     As surprising as this may be, did you know that the SDA church's course of treason against God and His truth was clearly prophesied over two thousand years ago?  Ezekiel 8 lists several abominations that took place in Jerusalem, and Ezekiel 9 relates the destruction which occurs because of these abominations.  It also reveals that the people of God are sighing and crying to others about these abominations, and trying to warn them about what was occurring within the church. 

 The Lord would work upon the hearts of the children if the parents would but co-operate with the divine agencies; but he will not undertake to do that which has been appointed as your part of the work. Parents, you must awake from your death-like slumber. The church must arise from the dead, that Christ may give her life.

The work of God is not divided; it is one vast plan in which all have a part to act. God would have you laborers together with him for the saving of your own children. The children must not be left to themselves to become the slaves of Satan; those who have taken the responsibility of bringing them into the world will be held responsible to a large degree for the characters they form. In order to do their God-given work to save their own households, parents will have to search the Scriptures to know the ways of the Lord. They should be much in secret prayer, that they may be holy in all manner of conversation. Their hearts should be filled with cheerfulness and thanksgiving, that there be no tale-bearing, no false accusation, but only such themes of conversation as will elevate and ennoble those who hear and take a part in it.

Parents should work to this end, that themselves and their children may become missionaries for God. This means that you should be vigilant, diligent in searching and teaching the Scriptures, pouring out your soul before God in your closet, that you may not fail nor be discouraged.

Children are brought into the world without a voice in the matter, and if parents do not work faithfully to save them for Christ, Satan will supply their neglect by his own devices, that he may win them to rebel against God, and war against his kingdom. Parents, unless you are workers together with God, to save the souls of your children, they may be lost. If they are, it will be through no fault of the Lord; for he loved your children, and has given his only begotten Son, that they should not perish, but have everlasting life. When Jesus was upon earth, and mothers brought their children to him, he placed his hand upon their heads and blessed them. He would do the same today; for he hath said, “Suffer the little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.”

The mother’s work begins when her child is a babe in her arms, and she should realize that heaven is looking upon her with intense interest, ready to co-operate with her efforts to rear her child for God. In view of the responsibility that devolves upon parents, it should be carefully considered whether it is best to bring children into the family. Has the mother sufficient strength to care for her children? And can the father give such advantages as will rightly mold and educate the child? How little is the destiny of the child considered. The gratification of passion is the only thought, and burdens are brought upon the wife and mother which undermine her vitality, and paralyze her spiritual power. In broken health and with discouraged spirits, she finds herself surrounded by a little flock whom she cannot care for as she should. Lacking the instruction they should have, they grow up to dishonor God and to communicate to others the evil of their own natures, and thus an army is raised up whom Satan manages as he pleases.

You cannot bring up your children as you should without divine help; for the fallen nature of Adam always strives for the mastery. The heart must be prepared for the principles of truth, that they may root in the soul, and find nourishment in the life. Parents, lay hold upon divine help, and bring no more children into the world than those to whom you can give a training and education that will fit them for this life and the life which is to come. Follow the example of Abraham. The Lord said of him, “I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the Lord, to do justice and judgment.” Human effort alone will not result in helping your children to perfect a character for heaven; but with divine help a grand and holy work may be accomplished, and you may be able to present yourselves and your children before God, saying, “Here am I, and the children whom thou hast given me.”

"Everyone who claims to be a servant of God is called to do his service as if each day might be the last." RH November 27, 1900, par. 3 

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


"It is IMPOSSIBLE for you to unite with those who are corrupt, and still remain pure. (II Corinthians 6:14-15 quoted). God and Christ and the heavenly host would have men know that if he unites with the corrupt he will become corrupt." S.D.A. Bible Commentary Vol. 6, p. 1102.8, In Heavenly Places, p. 169.3.

2 Corinthians 6:14-15, Amplified Bible (AMP) 14 Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers [do not make mismated alliances with them or come under a different yoke with them, inconsistent with your faith]. For what partnership have right living and right standing with God with iniquity and lawlessness? Or how can light have fellowship with darkness? 15 What harmony can there be between Christ and Belial [the devil]?Or what has a believer in common with an unbeliever?

"We should never give sanction to sin by our words or our deeds, our silence or ourPRESENCE."—The Desire of Ages, p. 152.3.

“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.” Fundamentals of Christian Education, p. 482.2.

"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." The Upward Look, p. 88.2.

"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." S.D.A. Bible Commentary Vol. 1, p. 1087.10, Maranatha, p. 184.7, Christ Triumphant, p. 49.5

"His tastes and habits may at first be altogether dissimilar to the tastes and habits of those whose company he seeks; but as he mingles with this class, his thoughts and feelings change; he sacrifices right principles, and insensibly yet unavoidably sinks to the level of his companions. As a stream always partakes of the property of the soil through which it runs, so the principles and habits of youth invariably become tinctured with the character of the company in which they mingle."—Messages to Young People, pp. 411, 412.

"However kindly or beautiful or apparently profound his sermons or articles may be, when a man has arrived at the place where he teaches the heathen Catholic doctrine of the Trinity, and denies that the Son of God died for us, is he a true Seventh-day Adventist? Is he even a true preacher of the Gospel? And when many regard him as a great teacher and accept his unscriptural theories, absolutely contrary to the Spirit of Prophecy, it is time that the watchmen should sound a note of warning.…" [Portions of a letter written by J. S. Washburn in 1939. This letter was liked by a conference president so much that he distributed it to 32 of his ministers.] 


"Those who are uniting with the world, are receiving the worldly mold, and preparing for the mark of the beast." {CET 191.1}

Satan will set himself up to be worshiped in all of the churches in the world. Satan "Who opposes and exalts himself so proudly and insolently against and over all that is called God or that is worshiped, [even to his actually] taking his seat in the temple of God, proclaiming that he himself is God." 2 Thessalonians 2:4 Amplified Bible (AMP)
"Souls that were scattered all through the religious bodies answered to the call, and the precious were hurried out of the doomed churches, as Lot was hurried out of Sodom before her destruction. God's people were strengthened by the excellent glory which rested upon them in rich abundance and prepared them to endure the hour of temptation. I heard everywhere a multitude of voices saying, 'Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.' "Early Writings, pp. 277-279.  

 -- The General Conference leadership were "pursuing a similar course to that of the Roman Catholics" (Manuscript Releases, vol 9, p 179--Letter 53, 1894).

     -- The GC was being made "like Rome, the great head of the work" (Manuscript Release #133, p 27--Letter 71, April 8, 1894).

     -- And they were already "following in the track of Romanism" (Testimonies to Ministers, p 362).

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).

“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 

"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.

"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." Last Day Events from the Letters and Manuscripts of E.G. White, p 60 (Manuscript 1, February 24, 1915).

ALL will be called upon to separate from error and those who teach error. Remember Lot’s wife? RUN FOR YOUR VERY LIVES! Come out and don’t look back and long for the comfortable surroundings of former friends, traditions and idol worship. You don’t want to turn into a pillar of salt. This last message is comparable to the Israelites Exodus from Egypt. Don’t retrograde on the borders of Heavenly Canaan! We are WELL ABLE TO GO UP AND POSSESS THE HEAVENLY LAND FLOWING WITH MILK AND HONEY! This Exodus also compares to the call to leave from Jerusalem before 70 A.D. God’s people obeyed and left it and were not destroyed. False prophets were bribed to tell people to stay there. That God was with them. Many were destroyed because they listened to these false preachers in the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 A.D. This will happen again.  “Study the 9th chapter of Ezekiel. These words WILL (future tense when written nearly 100 years ago) be literally fulfilled.” –{1MR 260.2}

“Study the 9th chapter of Ezekiel. These words WILL be literally fulfilled.” –{1MR 260.2}

 Yes, these abominations are occurring IN THE CHURCH! "...Those who receive the pure mark of truth, wrought in them by the power of the Holy Ghost, represented by a mark by the man in linen, are those 'that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done' IN THE CHURCH.  Their love for purity and the honor and glory of God is such, and they have so clear a view of the exceeding sinfulness of sin, that they are represented as being in agony, even sighing and crying.  Read the ninth chapter of Ezekiel." (Testimonies for the Church, volume 3, page 267)

     "...These sighing, crying ones had been holding forth the words of life; they had reproved, counseled, and entreated.  Some who had been dishonoring God repented and humbled their hearts before Him.  But THE GLORY OF THE LORD HAD DEPARTED FROM ISRAEL; although many still continued the forms of religion, HIS POWER AND PRESENCE WERE LACKING... They mourn before God to see religion despised in the very homes of those who have had great light.  They lament and afflict their souls because pride, avarice, selfishness, and DECEPTION OF ALMOST EVERY KIND ARE IN THE CHURCH... The abominations for which the faithful ones were sighing and crying were all that could be discerned by finite eyesbut by far the worst sins, those which provoked the jealousy of the pure and holy God, were unrevealed.  The great Searcher of hearts knoweth every sin committed in secret by the workers of iniquity." (Testimonies for the Church, volume 5, pages 210-211)

     The last and greatest abomination committed before probation closed upon the church and the individual sealing began in Ezekiel 9 was sun worship! "...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 WORSHIPPED THE SUN TOWARD THE EAST." (Ezekiel 8:16) These 25 men that are ministers and leaders in the temple are supposed to be worshiping God and leading His people to follow Him and His truth. What are these men found to be doing? They are found rebelling against God, turning their backs on Him and His temple, and worshiping the sun in the open air of the temple court.  As these men are openly betraying God and His people, who could they be?  Who could these 25 individuals be that turn their backs on God and worship the sun?

     "THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THIS (SDA) CONFERENCE SHALL BE 25 IN NUMBER..." (1901 General Conference Bulletin, page 379, article 4, section 1, column 1, paragraph 2)

     This prophecy about 25 church leaders betraying God and openly worshiping the sun instead of only God's Sabbath day applies to the leadership of the SDA church!  Now, we are not trying to read into this any more than what it states in Ezekiel, but what a startling fulfillment by the SDA General Conference leadership and church!  The Executive Committee is the power behind the General Conference, "carrying forward its work between the (General Conference) sessions" (1903 General Conference Bulletin, volume 5, number 10, column 2, article 4, section 1, April 10, 1903)  It even advises the General Conference president how to "labor in the general interests of the Conference" (The Constitution Bylaws and Working Policy of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, article 4 section 2, April 1959, page 8)  So, the Executive Committee, made up of 25 individuals, is the real power behind the throne of the SDA church!

     The 1903 General Conference Session did not change the 1901 plan, but indicated who would make up this Executive Committee. (see the 1903 Bulletin, volume 5, number 10, column 3, paragraph 1, article 4, section 2, April 10, 1903)  From 1903 until after 1959 the members of the Executive Committee was "NOT TO EXCEED 25 IN NUMBER." (Constitution Bylaws and Working Policy, Article 5, section 1b, April, 1959, page 9)  Sometime after 1959 the General Conference Executive Committee was enlarged beyond the limit of 25 members.  Today the number of members is somewhere near 400.  Some people will point to the significant increase in the number of members in this General Conference Committee as proof that the group of 25 men listed in the prophecy of Ezekiel 8:16 cannot possibly apply to the SDA church today. In a personal request to the General Conference as to its inner administrative structure, this was its reply:
     "Here at the General Conference, the highest decision-making committee, of course, is the General Conference Committee.  THERE IS A COMMITTEE THAT WE TERM 'GENERAL CONFERENCE OFFICERS' WHICH IS MADE UP OF ABOUT TWENTY-FIVE OR TWENTY-SIX INDIVIDUALS --president, secretaries, and treasurers, with a few other invited individuals.  THIS COMMITTEE IS A SCREENING COMMITTEE THAT DETERMINES THE ITEMS THAT NEED TO GO TO THE GENERAL CONFERENCE COMMITTEE." (Letter from the Office of the President of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventist, B.E. Jacobs, Administrative Assistant to the President, November 1, 1990)

     Since this General Conference Officers Committee controls the items which come before the General Conference Committee, they are, in fact, the real power behind the General Conference Committee, and also of the SDA church!  How many members make up this Officers Committee?  "About twenty-five or twenty-six individuals."  This is the exact same language of Ezekiel, "about 25"!  Hence, there is still a group of "about 25" individuals which controls the entire SDA church.  From 1903 through 1959, it was the Executive Committee of "about 25" individuals.  But, when it became necessary to enlarge this committee, then the SDA church simply formed another controlling committee and kept it limited to "about 25" individuals.  This number is not a coincidence. It is one of the significant identifying marks clearly showing that the prophecy of the abominations of Ezekiel 8 applies to none other than the SDA church.  The 25 church leaders of Ezekiel 8:16, which turn their backs on the Lord and worship the sun, applies to the General Conference leadership!

     Since the SDA church has allowed the banner of Rome (Sunday worship services) to take place in SDA churches, clearly showing that the Abomination of Desolation has indeed been set up and planted in the church; that the ark, God's presence, His kingdom, and the candlestick have been removed; that the SDA church has been divorced from God, is desolate, and is no longer God's chosen church; then what should every true follower of Christ do about these facts of truth?

     "But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that readeth understand,) then let them that be in Judaea flee to the mountains: And let him that is on the housetop not go down into the house, neither enter therein, to take any thing out of his house: And let him that is in the field not turn back again for to take up his garment." Mark 13:14-16.

     "Then let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto.  For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled." (Luke 21:21-22)

     In light of the "Adventist Sunday Church" it is the command of Christ Himself that all of His true followers, whether they be SDA church members or historic independent SDA's are to leave "AS BY FIRE".  They are to separate themselves completely from all membership and association with the SDA church, or they will be destroyed along with her!

     "And the LORD said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof.  And to the others he said in mine hearing, Go ye after him through the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity: Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and women: but come not near any man upon whom is the mark; and begin at my sanctuary.  Then they began at the ancient men which were before the house." (Ezekiel 9:4-6) "Here we see that THE CHURCH--THE LORD'S SANCTUARY--WAS THE FIRST TO FEEL THE STROKE OF THE WRATH OF GOD.  The ancient men, those to whom God had given great light and who had stood as guardians of the spiritual interests of the people, had betrayed their trust... they say: The Lord will not do good, neither will He do evil.  He is too merciful to visit His people in judgment.  Thus 'Peace and safety' is the cry from men who will never again lift up their voice like a trumpet to show God's people their transgressions and the house of Jacob their sins.  THESE DUMB DOGS THAT WOULD NOT BARK are the ones who feel the just vengeance of an offended God... They were once His faithful servants, favored with His presence and guidance; but they departed from Him and led others into error, and therefore are brought under the divine displeasure." (Testimonies for the Church, volume 5, pages 211-212)

     The only people to receive the seal or mark of God, and to escape the destruction of their church, are those who open their mouths and cry aloud, exposing all the abominations being committed in the sanctuary, and also who have no connection whatsoever with the SDA church!  The leaders of the SDA people are the first to feel the wrath of God, and then the destruction continues with those who remained connected with the church which these 25 men ruled over and involved in their rebellion against God and His Sabbath.

     Some are advocating that you must remain connected with the apostate SDA church and then to sigh and cry from within in order to be sealed.  This is a specious falsehood and lie of the devil designed to lead all who follow it down to destruction.  This is because no one will receive the seal of God while he remains connected to a corrupt and apostate church!

     "The angel is to place a mark upon the forehead of all who are separated from sin and sinners, and the destroying angel will follow, to slay utterly both old and young." (Testimonies for the Church, volume 5, page 505)

     "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 hath remembered her iniquities." (Revelation 18:4-5)

     To remain to save others is not an option.  When the first Abomination of Desolation was planted there was a man who ran up and down the streets of Jerusalem trying to warn the people that destruction was about to occur (see Spirit of Prophecy, volume 4, page 31; Great Controversy, page 30).  He warned the people for seven years, but was also destroyed along with Jerusalem.  Why?  Because he refused to obey Christ's command to flee after the Abomination of Desolation was set up.  He had warned the people of Jerusalem for over three and a half years.  Then the Abomination of Desolation was planted.  Instead of separating himself from his church and fleeing as Christ had commanded him to do, he decided to stay in and continue to warn the people.  His message did not change one bit.  He continued to preach about the abominations and the judgments that were to come upon Jerusalem.  He did not preach that separation out of the church to Jesus, their professed Master and Leader, was an absolute necessity for their salvation.  Even though he stayed and continued to warn the people that destruction was about to occur, there is no evidence that anyone heeded his message and was saved by fleeing Jerusalem.  Even though he disobeyed Christ and stayed to warn the people, it did no good.  Why?  Because how much effect can your message of doom and gloom towards the apostate church have upon others when they see you remaining in that doomed church yourself?  Those who stayed within all perished along with their beloved apostate church.  This plainly revealed that THEIR PROBATION BASICALLY CLOSED AT THEIR DECISION TO DISOBEY CHRIST AND REMAIN WITHIN, even though destruction occurred over three years later.  Their probation basically closed the same way as it did in Noah's time, in broad daylight, and without a cloud of destruction in sight.

     Please note this: THE PLANTING OF THE ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION SIGNALED THAT THE CORPORATE PROBATION OF THE CHURCH WAS ALREADY CLOSED, AND THAT NOW INDIVIDUAL PROBATION WAS CLOSING DEPENDING ON HOW THEY TREATED THE MESSAGE TO SEPARATE IN OBEDIENCE TO CHRIST!  Because this man stayed instead of separating, many followed his example in disobedience to Christ's explicit command, and they also remained in the corrupt and apostate church. It is interesting to note that this man's name was Jesus (see Jerusalem and Rome, The Writings of Josephus, page 162, War VI, 5:3).  But he was proven to be a false Christ. His message consisted of warning the people about the abominations and corruptions that were occurring in the church, and that judgment was about to fall, yet he refused to give to the people the only message which could have saved their eternal lives.  The only message that would have saved them was to completely separate from the church.

     We are hearing these same false messages today. We are hearing many of these false christs presenting this same deceiving message.  And these, along with their followers, will go down with their beloved idol-church.  Truly, as God through Ezekiel has already warned us of the apostasy of the SDA church: "There is a conspiracy of her prophets in the midst thereof, like a roaring lion ravening the prey; they have devoured souls; they have taken the treasure and precious things; they have made her many widows in the midst thereof.  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)

     In light of the "Adventist Sunday Church" it is time to stand up and be counted for God.  It is not time to remain connected with the corrupt church and become partakers of her sins.  We must come out and be separate and stand for our God, and warn our brothers and sisters to do the same thing.  We can't follow that man of Jerusalem, whose name was also Jesus, who decided that after the Abomination of Desolation was planted, that he would not obey his Lord and flee Jerusalem. He reasoned that he would stay within so as to try and warn more people of what was going on.  But he lost his eternal life by his disobedience, and there was not one reportedly saved, even though he remained and continued to warn them for many years!  He died in vain, when he could have obeyed His Lord and separated, thereby showing by his example of obedience the way of life for others to take heed and to follow.  All were given ample opportunity to escape, and all made their decisions to leave or stay.

     In light of the "Adventist Sunday Church" the same situation is now taking place!  Sunday exaltation and worship has begun by the SDA church.  Ezekiel 9 is beginning to occur, the sealing is starting, probation is closing and what is your decision going to be?  Are you going to follow our Lord out (see Hebrews 13:12-13)?  Are you going to follow His commands and flee the apostate SDA church, coming out and looking solely to Jesus for all your light, knowledge, and understanding, instead of being under that corrupt system and looking to man?  The Spirit and the Bride say "Come". See Matthew 25:6: ""At midnight the cry rang out: 'Here's the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!' 

It was only those Christians who proved themselves wise, who left at the command of Christ, when they noticed and realized that the Abomination of Desolation had been planted, that had their lives saved (see Spirit of Prophecy, volume 4, page 31).  The rest of the professed Christians remained.  These chose and took a different path than what Christ had commanded them to take, and they stayed and were destroyed.  The man, who was also named Jesus, remained too because he reasoned that he could try to warn more people by staying. All their probation basically closed at their decision to disobey Christ by remaining!  Are we not seeing this exact same, sad history being repeated among our people today?

“I’ll reach them from within” Another excuse people use to avoid leaving the modern Adventist organization is they want to win those still in the church from within.

But the truth is, the best way to win others is to obey God so you can have His power in your life. It doesn't make sense to disobey God to do His work better. If God instructs you to come out of the modern Seventh-day Adventist organization, then you should obey Him.

Obedience or sacrifice? Sometimes Adventists remain in the church insisting that they are sacrificing their personal desires for the good of others. But God would rather have obedience than sacrifice:

"And Samuel said, Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice..." (KJV) 1 Samuel 15:22


     THE ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION STANDS!  It is time to awake. It is time to get rid of every sin in your life.  It is time to "prepare to meet thy God".  It is time to obey Christ's command and to "go out of the camp" in order to be with Jesus for our Saviour is coming to claim only those who have proved their obedience to Him and Him alone!  MAKE NO DELAY!  Probation is individually closing now, dear people, upon those who reject the last and final message of mercy (see Testimonies for the Church, volume 6, page 19)!

     I warn you all in the holy name of our God and Saviour, Jesus Christ, to break off the shackles that bind you to a godless church.  Cast them off, get rid of that idol church that you have allowed to reign in your heart, and join Christ instead.  Join the last end time wedding party procession that IS NOW in progress!   Come out, AS BY FIRE, be counted for, and stand with Christ.  Prove that you are a true follower of God, and are not yoked together with the wicked.  Please follow our Saviour out, and be not cut off in her iniquity.

The prophet Isaiah saw the end-time saints as a wedding party.  He saw them going forth with lamps shining brightly, even in the midst of thick darkness. Everyone is to hear the last call to the marriage supper of the Lamb. . . . These words are for us!

Isaiah 60:1-5: 1. 'Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you.  2. For behold, The darkness shall cover the earth,  And deep darkness the people; But the Lord will arise over you, And His glory will be seen upon you.  3. The Gentiles shall come to your light, And kings to the brightness of your rising.  4. "Lift up your eyes all around, and see:  They all gather together, they come to you; Your sons shall come from afar,  And your daughters shall be nursed at your side. 5. Then you shall see and become radiant, And your heart shall swell with joy.' -Isa 60:1-5 NKJV

Hosea 6:2 goes on to say, "And on the third day He will raise us up"
That we may live in His sight", indicating, as we shall see, that this revival will carry on into the Millennium.

The Everlasting Covenant of God – the paid Bride price – the highest price ever paid for a bride – paid by his life blood. This is the central drama of the 70th week. While many will fall away the end-time saints will embrace the grand adventure and the divine romance. They will take center stage in this climactic time of witness. They will have their eyes on the Mighty One of Israel. Like our Apostle Paul they will,
"Press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus". -Phil. 3:14 NKJV

“Arise, shine; for thy light (living reality experiencing Jesus helping you in your life trials) is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.” Isaiah 60:1. TO THOSE WHO GO OUT TO MEET THE BRIDEGROOM IS THIS (LOUD CRY) MESSAGE GIVEN." Christ’s Object Lessons, p. 420.3


     "Before the destruction of Sodom, God sent a message to Lot, 'Escape for thy life; look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain; escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed.'  The same voice of warning was heard by the disciples of Christ before the destruction of Jerusalem... They must not tarry to secure anything from their possessions, but must make the most of the opportunity to escape... There was a coming out, a decided separation from the wicked, an escape for life. So it was in the days of Noah; so with Lot; so with the disciples prior to the destruction of Jerusalem; AND SO IT WILL BE IN THE LAST DAYS.  Again the voice of God is heard in a message of warning, bidding His people separate themselves from the prevailing iniquity." (Patriarchs and Prophets, page 166)

Should you worship with those who deny God’s Word?

"And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed." (KJV) 2 Thessalonians 3:14

"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}

Many modern Adventists give various excuses for remaining in the Adventist church, but good intentions do not impress God when they cause you to disobey His Word. More than anything, God wants obedience:

"Thou shalt therefore obey the voice of the LORD thy God, and do his commandments and his statutes, which I command thee this day." (KJV) Deuteronomy 27:10

"Whether it be good, or whether it be evil, we will obey the voice of the LORD our God..." Jeremiah 42:6

Obedience or sacrifice? Sometimes Adventists remain in the church insisting that they are sacrificing their personal desires for the good of others. But God would rather have obedience than sacrifice:

"And Samuel said, Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice..." (KJV) 1 Samuel 15:22

Why won’t people come out? Despite God’s clear instructions in His Word, some people still refuse to leave the modern Adventist organization. There are three possible reasons why:

1.   They honestly don’t know that God wants them to leave the church organization.

2.   They think in their heart that their hope for salvation is still in the Adventist church, instead of Jesus Christ, and they are afraid to leave.

3.   They are foolish virgin Laodiceans and asleep. Listening to their preacher in wolf’s clothing (perhaps because he has not studied for himself like he should) speak conscience soothing sermons. They are not putting the eyesalve on, nor seeking the Kingdom of Heaven earnestly (Matthew 6:33). They are not studying to show themselves approved, a workman that needs not be ashamed. They are lukewarm, Laodiceans, foolish virgins asleep with no oil in their lamps. The Bridegroom is almost here. Wake up and study to know the truth before its forever too late, my dear brother, my dear sister. Have a heart/mind change.

No Excuse for Willful Blindness

1884 -- “None will be condemned for not heeding light and knowledge that they never had, and they could not obtain. But many refuse to obey the truth that is presented to them by Christ's ambassadors, because they wish to conform to the world's standard, and the truth that has reached their understanding, the light that has shone in the soul, will condemn them in the judgment.”—{5BC 1145 (1884).  {LDE 217.5}}

“Those who have an opportunity to hear the truth and yet take no pains to hear or understand it, thinking that if they do not hear they will not be accountable, will be judged guilty before God the same as if they had heard and rejected. There will be no excuse for those who choose to go in error when they might understand what is truth. In His sufferings and death Jesus has made atonement for all sins of ignorance, but there is no provision made for willful blindness.” –-{LDE 218.1}

1893 -- “We shall not be held accountable for the light that has not reached our perception, but for that which we have resisted and refused. A man could not apprehend the truth which had never been presented to him, and therefore could not be condemned for light he had never had.”—{BC 1145 (1893).  {LDE 218.2}}

Only you can tell which category you fit in because no one else knows your heart.

Was he really converted? I remember talking with an Adventist young man who willingly admitted his lost condition and his need to trust Christ as Savior. He prayed and asked Jesus to come into his heart. He had no problem with that.

Then I told him he needed to leave the modern Adventist organization. He recoiled and blurted out, “Oh, I could never leave the Adventist church!”

“Why not?” I asked.

He explained that he had been born and raised in the Seventh-day Adventist church and that the church was necessary for salvation. Whether this young man understood it or not, his hope for eternal life was in the modern Seventh-day Adventist church, not in Jesus Christ.

Like him, many Adventists today claim to be born again, yet refuse to obey God. Certainly, no one can judge another man’s salvation, but the Bible does reveal that those who trust in traditions of men will be bitterly disappointed on Judgment Day:

"Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD." (KJV) Jeremiah 17:5

If you are a modern Seventh-day Adventist member who refuses to come out of modern Adventism, you are, at best, a Christian living in disobedience to God, and, at worst, an unsaved person deceived into thinking you are a Christian:

"And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them." (KJV) Ephesians 5:11

If you really want to please God, you must obey Him and leave this system that denies His truths. Ellen White says that our truth (historical SDA doctrines) admits of NO COMPROMISE. She says we should REPUDIATE EVERYTHING THAT IS NOT IN HARMONY WITH THIS TRUTH. –{Selected Messages Book 1, p. 205.1}

No fear: Another reason people don’t leave the modern Seventh-day Adventist or any other denomination church is fear. The church has instilled in them the belief that salvation is available only through the Seventh-day Adventist church! I remember clearly hearing 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!” These ideas are promoted more heavily in officialdom than I can ever recall.

You need not fear leaving the modern Seventh-day Adventist church. They are the ones who have rashly (foolishly) denied the bright light setup in the beginning of Adventism and changed their doctrines. (See a picture of this terrible event here.) Their feet have slipped off the upward path into darkness below and would lead you there as well. Don’t go with them any further. Go back to the bright light setup in the beginning by our early pioneers. It remains the truth in every particular. Have no fear, God will go with you and hold your hand every step of the way back to Him and onward to the Heavenly Canaan flowing with milk and honey.

Fear and Shun "'They that forsake the law praise the wicked.' Proverbs 28:4. When those who are uniting with the world, yet claiming great purity, plead for union with those who have ever been the opposers of the cause of truth, we should fear and shun them as decidedly as did Nehemiah. Such counsel is prompted by the enemy of all good. It is the speech of timeservers, and should be resisted as resolutely today as then. Whatever influence would tend to unsettle the faith of God' people in His guiding power, should be steadfastly withstood." –{E.G. White, Prophets and Kings, p. 660}

Every excuse proffered by SDA leaders for ecumenical fraternity with Baal’s Babylon, is a plea “…for union with those who have ever been the opposers of the cause of truth.” That is the point at which we are to fear and shun them. And what will be the result for those who refuse to obey God’s clear instruction? Isaiah 8:9-13, Ezekiel 9, and Ezekiel 22:17-31, along with Revelation 14:10-11 give the pathos, woeful answer, for you see friend of mine, ecumenical fraternity with Babylon is a clear disobedience to the first and second angel’s messages.

No more idols: To help you be set free from the power of this false church, it is important that you remove from your home anything associated with it.

"The enemy of souls has sought to bring in the supposition that a great reformation was to take place among Seventh-day Adventists, and that this reformation would consist in giving up the doctrines which stand as the pillars of our faith, and engaging in a process of reorganization. Were this reformation to take place, what would result? The principles of truth that God in His wisdom has given to the remnant church, would be discarded. Our religion would be changed. The fundamental principles that have sustained the work for the last fifty years would be accounted as error. new organization would be established. Books of a new order would be written. A system of intellectual philosophy would be introduced." –{Selected Messages Book 1, p. 204.2}

(Keep your Bible and Spirit of Prophecy books written by Ellen White and the early pioneers.) Any doctrinal books, (the book Evangelism, and many others have been revised, and I mean REVISED/compiled by Leaders as wolves inside the camp--Ezekiel 22:27, “the book Living Temple is unsound” --{EGW, SM, B 1, p. 201}, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (Hypnosis) as taught to and practiced by their Ministers,  Charismatic--celebration worship, the doctrine of the Trinity of gods worship and anything that promotes it, is idolatry, Books of a New Order,  pamphlets, DVD’s or CD’s that promote or are published by the apostate modern SDA church, independent ministries literature who promote the trinity doctrines and modern SDA churches, books of a new order and the changed religion that Ellen White warned us about, remove from your home. You will have to ask God what you should keep or get rid of - He will guide you in the NAME of His Son. 

The wolf in sheep’s clothing leadership have changed books such as Bible Readings and Daniel and Revelation to coincide with the Trinity doctrine, as James White, A.T. Jones, J.N. Andrews, Uriah Smith, Loughborough and other pioneers knew that the Trinity doctrine did great despite to the Atonement. Books of a New Order also include Movement of Destiny by LeRoy Froom, a book called “The Coming of the Comforter” written by LeRoy Froom, as well as Books by Ochs, Marvin Moore, Roy Adams, to name a few. (Another example is the Adventist Sabbath School quarterly which teaches idolatry worship. Sister Joanne writes about the SS (SS=Synagogue of Satan) quarterly, “Depending wholly upon the quarterly becomes a lesson in confusion to say nothing of actual errors.”) 

Any book or publication that teaches that Christ did not take the sinful nature of Adam (not the fallen MIND of Adam - let this MIND be in YOU that was IN Christ Jesus- the Divine Mind of God), and/or the trinity doctrine, is a book of a New Order. Ellen White says that Christ took upon Himself our sinful nature.

These are idolatrous items, and God hates idolatry:

      "Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry." (KJV) 1 Corinthians 10:14

The Apostle Paul plainly states that those who practice idolatry will not go to heaven. (See Galatians 5:19-21.)

The best way to dispose of these idolatrous items is to burn them (See Acts 19:19).


... the sword. The temple of Baal was laid in ruins, the ... images burned. “Thus Jehu destroyed Baal out of Israel.” 2 Kings 10 

(“I was shown that those who are trying to obey God and purifying their souls through obedience to the truth are God’s chosen people, His modern Israel”. 2T-109.)

“I’ll reach them from within” Another excuse people use to avoid leaving the modern Adventist organization is they want to win those still in the church from within.

But the truth is, the best way to win others is to obey God so you can have His power in your life. It doesn’t make sense to disobey God to do His work better. If God instructs you to come out of the modern Seventh-day Adventist organization, then you should obey Him.

A converted preacher: Several years ago, an Adventist minister who learned that his church was in error asked Jesus to come into his heart and save him.

In obedience to God, he left the modern Seventh-day Adventist church. But every Saturday morning he drove back to his old church and sat in his car in the parking lot. After services, as former parishioners walked by and recognized him, they’d say something like, “Hey Preacher, we heard you left the church. What happened to you?” He’d reply, “Yes, I did leave because something exciting happened. Hop in the car and I’ll tell you about it.” Using this method, he led over half his former congregation to true salvation in Jesus Christ.

"The leaven of godliness has not entirely lost its power. At the time when the danger and depression of the church are greatest, the little company who are standing in the light will be sighing and crying for the abominations that are done in the land. But MORE ESPECIALLY will their prayers arise in behalf of the church because its MEMBERS are doing after the manner of the world... They mourn before God to see religion despised in the very homes of those who have had great light. They lament and afflict their souls because pride, avarice, selfishness, and deception of almost every kind are in the church." –{E.G. White, Testimonies, Vol. 5, 209, 210}

Conclusion: So, my friend, the choice is yours. If you are now a true Christian, you know what God wants you to do. The question is, “Will you obey Him?”

"Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you." 2 Corinthians 6:17

Liberty or Bondage? You can be delivered from the bondage of the modern Seventh-day Adventist church, and experience the same liberty I have. Jesus already did the work to set you free:

"And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage." Hebrews 2:15

Paul discusses the same subject again:

"Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world: But when the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, to redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons." (KJV) Galatians 4:3-5

Love or hate? Paul follows these remarks with this statement:

"Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?" Galatians 4:16

In closing, I ask you the same question. Am I your enemy because I have told you the truth? Some will certainly suggest that I am against Adventists. I am not!

On the contrary, I have presented here the one and only message that can spare Adventists (and all people) from eternal death. That’s not hate, that’s love.

I want all Adventists to receive the gift of eternal life. I want you to be set free from a religion that enslaves you. That’s not hate, that’s love.

I want you to experience the joy and peace that only Jesus Christ can give. That’s not being an enemy…that’s being a friend.

Your Real Enemy

You do have an enemy, though. His name is Satan. He hates you and wants you to burn up and be destroyed forever.

“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.” 1 Peter 5:8

The devil knows that to devour you he must keep you from obeying God’s Word.

Here’s his plan:

First he creates a religion, complete with all the religious trappings to make it appear authentic.

Next, he formulates and smuggles unbiblical doctrines that members must perform. People become so busy that they never find Christ.

Another earmark of Satan’s religions is the denigrating of Jesus Christ. The devil hates Jesus and knows that He is the only way to heaven (John 14:6). Therefore, Satan will do everything He can to keep people’s eyes off Christ.

Unfortunately, this plan has been working for centuries. Don’t underestimate Satan. He is a master deceiver. (See Revelation 12:9)

"Satan is wide awake, and is studying and counseling with his evil angels another mode of attack where he can be successful. The contest will wax more and more fierce on the part of Satan; for he is moved by a power from beneath." —{Testimonies to Ministers and Gospel Workers, 406, 407}

Please don’t let the devil deceive you any longer. He is your real enemy and he is using a religion to keep you away from Jesus Christ. Please don’t let him keep you away any longer.

Turn your eyes to Jesus today. He is waiting to set you free. God bless you as you experience true salvation in Jesus Christ:

"Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths." Proverbs 3:5

2 Timothy 2:13 says, if we are faithless, he will remain faithful, for he cannot disown himself.

“The Sabbath is a sign of the fact that the LORD is our God (Ezekiel 20:12,20).

The 7th day Sabbath ... a sign that

1. God as our creator
2. God is our Sanctifier (Christ's blood covers our sins when claimed as our own)
3. God is of rest
4. We are his people
5. We keep his commandments

A Widely overlooked FACT is, the Sabbath is here:
Before sin...    Genesis 2:2-3
After sin...       Exodus 20:3-17
After Christ...  Hebrews 4:4,8,9
In Heaven...    Isaiah 66:23-24 


Revelation 12:17 "And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ." Revelation 11:7 "Now when they have finished their testimony, the beast that comes up from the Abyss will attack them, and overpower and kill them." Revelation 13:7 "It was given power to wage war against God's holy people and to conquer them (like Jesus was faithful unto death). And it was given authority over every tribe, people, language and nation."



The Conference hallowing Sunday worship in a book it published

"The early Christians were obsesses with the fact that they came out of a Jewish background. Yet God did something new and real for them in the Easter experience, so they would have the Sabbath, and they would gather together as the Christian sect on Sunday morning and celebrate the resurrection.

"But there is a difference between the Sabbath and Sunday. You work until the Sabbath, and then you rest. Sunday is the day that gives you strength to work the six days in front of you. The Sabbath is the end of the week; Sunday is the beginning. The Sabbath is from sundown to sundown, but Sunday is from midnight to midnight. The Sabbath is a day of rest, but Sunday is a day of worship. The Sabbath has a penalty to it, if you break it; Sunday has no penalty, except that you shortchange yourself." -Confessions of a Nomad: What We Learned in Sinai’s Shadow, authored by Carolyn Shealy Self and William L. Self, page 118:



The General Conference Ministerial Association Urges SDA'S  to Keep Sunday- A fairly recent book, Confessions of a Nomad, published by the Ministerial Association through Pacific Press, instructs the reader that we, today, can only find our rest, refreshment, and strength by keeping Sunday holy.

In the early 1980s, Carolyn Shealy Self and William L. Self, a Southern Baptist couple, wrote a devotional book on how to deepen one s Christian experience. Because they live in the Atlanta, Georgia, area, they had their book published in 1983 through a local printing house, Peachtree Publishers. They dedicated the book to their Atlanta Baptist church. Nearly all Biblical quotations are from two of the most liberal Non-King James translations.

You might wonder why our Ministerial Association would be publishing books. Keep in mind that it was this church entity that was in charge of writing the notorious book, Questions on Doctrine, back in 1957. It was the first doctrinal book our denomination ever printed and, although declared to be not "official," was printed by the Review & Herald under the auspices of the General Conference, so our own people could be indoctrinated and non-Adventist denominations could learn sda  beliefs. Hundreds of thousands of free hardback copies were sent to non-Adventist denominations, churches, and libraries all over the world.

Unfortunately, that book contained a number of major theological errors which undermined sda basic beliefs. The objective was to show the Protestant world that sda's held many of their beliefs, so they would give the right arm of fellowship.

But the result only moved sda's  closer to a denomination-wide acceptance of salvation by profession alone, without obedience to the ten commandments.

This 1998 reprinting of a Baptist book on the importance of keeping Sunday holy, by our General Conference Ministerial Association, is astounding. The assigned work of the Association is to oversee the ministers of the sda church, worldwide, and give them doctrinal and other forms of guidance. This book, it felt, fulfilled that mandate.  Here is an introduction to what you will find on the next three pages of this tract.

1 - THE FRONT COVER "Confessions of a Nomad: What We Learned in Sinai s Shadow."

2 - TITLE PAGE This "Devotional Guide" was published by the sda  Ministerial Association! Since the Association does not print many books for their own ministers and ABCs, the book had to have been closely examined prior to publication. An excuse, that this was not done, would point to incompetence. Surely, that could not be the case.

3 - COPYRIGHT AND DEDICATION PAGES The book, dedicated to an Atlanta, Georgia, Baptist Church, was originally published in 1983 by a non-Adventist press and reprinted in 1998 by Pacific Press. Note that the Ministerial Association not only reprinted the book, but paid to obtain a new copyright on it; evidently this was done so they could continue to keep it in stock in ABCs.

4 - CONTENTS The entire book is concerned with what two Baptists learned from reading what the Old and New Testaments had to say about Mount Sinai and what was taught there. The Ten Commandments are discussed from a Southern Baptist perspective. As they see it, the Seventh-day Sabbath may have been good for the Jews, but not for the Christian. Sunday provides their resurrection celebration, their rest, their day of worship, their source of strength, the time when God talks to them, the time when they more fully know God, their great joy, their time of remembrance, their communion, their sacrament, their time for Bible study, and the day their souls are rekindled and rested. Christians are to work on the Sabbath and rest on Sunday. Sunday gives them the strength to work the next six days. By the latter part of the chapter, the word, "Sabbath," is being applied to Sunday. It is obvious, from the following quotations, that much of the book is given over to exalting Sunday worship:

"All busy people yearn for a day of rest. God Himself gave His permission, a command even, for a day to all 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." Confessions of a Nomad, page 86.

"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 s a sacrilege to do anything else on that day except to celebrate what God has done.

[This paragraph is a most powerful argument for Sunday laws!] "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." Page 120.

"Worship: Real worship is not optional. You do not have to decide each Sunday morning whether or not you ll worship each Sunday morning; it should be programmed into your life. Good conduct: It s a time when you should do things that are holy. If you do a little planning, you don't have to do your shopping on Sunday. There can be time to do things like that on other days. Remember that every day is His. We are not to give Him one day and do as we please the other six." Page 121.

Why the  denomination would reprint a Baptist book, so obviously urging Sunday worship, is inexplicable. Why it would go to the considerable expense of obtaining the copyright on the book is even more so. Yet there is a third astounding mystery: Why would sda leaders place "Ministerial Association, General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists" on the title page as the publisher? How often do you see that title as the publisher of any book sold in  ABCs?

Throughout the 1990s, sda  leaders have accelerated their meetings with other denominations in order to sign joint accords of unity and fellowship. Could it be that this book was published specifically for the purpose of being presented to other denominational leaders as an indication that THEY are no longer opposed to the basic Protestant position, that obedience to the ten commandments should be downgraded and Sunday worship should be emphasized? It was their consistent opposition, in years past, to those two points which aroused so much animosity. To yield on both of them could bring the peace THE SDA  leaders so fervently desire. The reprinting of a Baptist book, with its strong emphasis on both points and as a "devotional guide" for sda people, would help bring the acceptance which the 1957 Questions on Doctrine (another Ministerial Association project).


There are TONS of instances where Sunday is being promoted more and more by SDA's...and this was predicted by our dear messenger Ellen White as well.

"Many will stand in our pulpits with the torch of false prophecy in their hands, kindled from the hellish torch of Satan. If doubts and unbelief are cherished, the faithful ministers will be removed from the people who think they know so much. “If thou hadst known,” said Christ, “even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes.”  Last Day Events, p. 179.3 

As for being a "mud-raker", I believe this would fall into the category of "additional mention" of the corruptions that are entering into the SDA churches....the third angels message is to be REPEATED (after the 1844 time frame) with the ADDITIONAL mention of the corruptions that have been entering the churches.... this is not MY words, but I am bringing them forward so people can see the truth. The truth is NOT popular. Galatians 4:16 "Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?"

"This scripture points forward to a time when the announcement of the fall of Babylon, as made by the second angel of Revelation 14, is to be repeated, with the ADDITIONAL mention of the corruptions which have been entering the various organizations (churches) that constitute Babylon (all churches who have adopted false doctrines - all 501c3 churches), since that message was first given, in the summer of 1844." The Great Controversy 1888, p. 603.2

"In this scripture the announcement of the fall of Babylon, as made by the second angel, [Revelation 14:8.] is repeated, with the additional mention of the corruptions which have been entering the churches since 1844."The Spirit of Prophecy Volume 4, p. 421.2 (1844 = SDA churches because this is the one church that claimed to be pure, the other churches did not claim to keep the Sabbath or worship the true God...


 Yes, these abominations are occurring IN THE CHURCH! "...Those who receive the pure mark of truth, wrought in them by the power of the Holy Ghost, represented by a mark by the man in linen, are those 'that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done' IN THE CHURCH.  Their love for purity and the honor and glory of God is such, and they have so clear a view of the exceeding sinfulness of sin, that they are represented as being in agony, even sighing and crying.  Read the ninth chapter of Ezekiel." (Testimonies for the Church, volume 3, page 267)

     "...These sighing, crying ones had been holding forth the words of life; they had reproved, counseled, and entreated.  Some who had been dishonoring God repented and humbled their hearts before Him.  But THE GLORY OF THE LORD HAD DEPARTED FROM ISRAEL; although many still continued the forms of religion, HIS POWER AND PRESENCE WERE LACKING... They mourn before God to see religion despised in the very homes of those who have had great light.  They lament and afflict their souls because pride, avarice, selfishness, and DECEPTION OF ALMOST EVERY KIND ARE IN THE CHURCH... The abominations for which the faithful ones were sighing and crying were all that could be discerned by finite eyesbut by far the worst sins, those which provoked the jealousy of the pure and holy God, were unrevealed.  The great Searcher of hearts knoweth every sin committed in secret by the workers of iniquity." (Testimonies for the Church, volume 5, pages 210-211)

     The last and greatest abomination committed before probation closed upon the church and the individual sealing began in Ezekiel 9 was sun worship! "...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 WORSHIPPED THE SUN TOWARD THE EAST." (Ezekiel 8:16)

Perhaps this helps to wake me up out of my sleepy foolish virgin state, and I share it thinking others will be happy to see the end is in sight...and encourage us to get ready and to make sure we are right with God. I am not trying to discourage anyone, but rather to warn and say "Get ready! Get Ready! Get Ready!" because I can see the writing on the wall....that we are weighed in the balances and found wanting. If we look at the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 A.D., we will be able to see what is about to happen to the SDA church.... Ellen White says that Ezekiel 9 will be literally fulfilled. 

"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.


Only those who obey the third angels warning message to go out of all 501c3 churches will the message of the loud cry be given:

“Arise, shine; for thy light (living reality experiencing Jesus helping you in your life trials) is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.” Isaiah 60:1. TO THOSE WHO GO OUT TO MEET THE BRIDEGROOM IS THIS MESSAGE GIVEN."  Christ’s Object Lessons, p. 420.3


apologize if the way I see things have offended - but personally I'd rather have my toes stepped on than to lose eternal life. Please, don't take my word for it, but rather study as a Berean to see if these things are so for yourself. I cannot share the oil/character with you, we must stand for ourselves before God. The book that the SDA publishing house approved and printed for Ministers is only ONE example. There are MANY others. Signs of the times in March of 1990, page 22-23 states: 

 "God is glad for us to go to church both days [Saturday and Sunday]. He wants us to worship Him both days....Anybody who takes a whole day out of every week to spend with God will have more of God’s power in his life, and God can do more through him and in him." Signs of the Times, March, 1990, p 22-23.

Here is a quote from the man who writes the Sabbath School quarterlies:

"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.

"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.

"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

"If the church of God becomes lukewarm, 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

"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 birdTestimonies to Ministers p.265

“Today we hesitate to claim we’re the remnant; but as for Laodicea, 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.

Being spewed out does not sound good to me. 

"So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth." Revelation 3:16


Revelation 3:15
I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other!

Revelation 3:17
You say, 'I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.' But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked.

​Naked means WITHOUT GOD.​


Anti-Sabbath Statements of the SDA Church

"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.

"...the Sabbath is the seal of our love and allegiance to a loving heavenly Father." Adventist Review, May 5, 1994, p 18.

"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.

"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.

"God is glad for us to go to church both days [Saturday and Sunday]. He wants us to worship Him both days....Anybody who takes a whole day out of every week to spend with God will have more of God’s power in his life, and God can do more through him and in him." Signs of the Times, March, 1990, p 22-23.
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Sabbath Truth

And he shall speak great words against the most High, ...and think to change times and laws:" Daniel 7:25

“The authority of the church could therefore not be bound to the authority of the Scriptures, because the Church had changed the Sabbath into Sunday, not by command of Christ, but by its own authority.” Canon and Tradition, p. 263

 “Is not every Christian obliged to sanctify Sunday and to abstain on that day from unnecessary servile work? Is not the observance of this law among the most prominent of our sacred duties? But you may read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, and you will not find a single line authorizing the sanctification of Sunday. The Scriptures enforce the religious observance of Saturday, a day which we never sanctify.” -James Cardinal Gibbons, The Faith of Our Fathers (1917 ed.), pp. 72, 73.

 “The Catholic church,” declared Cardinal Gibbons, “by virtue of her divine mission changed the day from Saturday to Sunday.” Catholic Mirror Sept. 23 1983. (Official organ of Cardinal Gibbons)

Question - Which is the Sabbath day? 
Answer - Saturday is the Sabbath day. 
Question - Why do we observe Sunday instead of Saturday? 
Answer - We observe Sunday instead of Saturday because the Catholic Church, in the Council of Laodicea (A.D. 364), transferred the solemnity from Saturday to Sunday.” The Convert’s Catechism of Catholic Doctrine, p. 50, 3rd ed.

  “The Bible says, Remember that thou keep holy the Sabbath day. The Catholic church says, No! By my divine power I abolish the Sabbath day, and command you to keep the first day of the week. And lo, the entire civilized world bows down in reverent obedience to the command of the holy Catholic church!” Father Enright, C.S.S.R. of the Redemptoral College, Kansas City, History of the Sabbath, p. 802

"Perhaps the boldest thing, the most revolutionary change the Church ever  did, happened in the first century. The holy day, the Sabbath, was changed  from Saturday to Sunday. "The day of the Lord" was chosen, not from any  direction noted in the Scriptures, but from the Church's sense of its own power .... People who think that the Scriptures should be the sole  authority, should logically become Seventh-day Adventists, and keep Saturday holy." (Saint Catherine Church Sentinel, Algonac, Michigan, May 21, 1995.)

"Sunday is a Catholic institution and its claim to observance can be defended only on Catholic principles .... From beginning to end of Scripture there is not a single passage that warrants the transfer of weekly public worship from the last day of the week to the first." (Catholic Press, Sydney, Australia, August, 1990.)

The Almighty says in the Old Testament...

Exodus 20:8-11, "Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it."

He then says in the New Testament... 

Hebrews 4:4,8,9 "For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works. For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day. There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God."

REST:
STRONG'S # 4520 sabbatismos {sab-bat-is-mos'}

from a derivative of 4521; TDNT - 7:34,989; n m

AV - rest 1; 1

1) a keeping sabbath
2) the blessed rest from toils and troubles looked for in the
age to come by the true worshippers of God and true Christians

You may be wondering why it is so important that we keep the Sabbath? The importance of the Sabbath has to deal with "who we will choose to obey." The Lord commands that we worship Him on the Sabbath. The Devil under the authority of the Roman Catholic church says we should worship on Sunday. I ask, “Why is the devil attacking the Sabbath?”

  The Bible speaks of a mark that will be enforced directly before the second coming of Jesus Christ.  The word "MARK" as it is expounded upon in the "American Heritage Electronic Thesaurus" comes with numerous variations to the word. For example, the words, "evidence,  sign,  witness, symbol,  indicator, stamp, token, signification, label, seal, brand, and imprint" can all be used alternatively  just as easy.

  "And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name." Revelation 13:16,17

 Why is this mark so important, and what are the actual features of a mark? Have you ever signed a document to validate or confirm that it is authentic? Have you ever given your "seal of approval" on something? Have you ever "marked" an item of yours as proof of ownership? In government, this is a fact of life. As we know, signing a document actually authenticates that document. An official seal or signature always has three distinct features: 
 

 (1) The name of the official
 (2) The title
 (3) The territory
   So when the President of the United States signs a bill into law, he will sign it, 1.Name “Bill Clinton” 2.Title “President” 3.Territory “of the United States of America” EVERY document must be signed or sealed in this manner for it to be an official legal document.

  There is a government in heaven,(Isaiah 9:6) and God’s legal document is His Law, THE TEN COMMANDMENTS! Look in the midst of the Commandments and you'll find the Seal of God! "For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, ...." Exodus 20:11

(1) HIS NAME = THE LORD (“I am the Lord: that is my name”Isaiah 42:8)

(2) HIS TITLE = CREATOR (Notice, “the LORD made” in above verse)

(3) HIS TERRITORY = HEAVEN AND EARTH (Notice, “Heaven and earth” in above verse)

  Without getting into too much detail, one can see that the "seal" or "Sabbath" of God is actually an "image" of His authority as Creator. When we keep His Sabbath we are expressing that we recognize and worship Him as our Creator. And as you can see it’s no wonder the devil would try to attack the Sabbath. The devil wants to be worshipped and recognized as a god. Did not Lucifer say in his heart that he would be like the most High?  "...O Lucifer...For thou hast said in thine heart... I will be like the most High." Isaiah 14:12,13,14

TO REMEMBER THY WORKS!  SPECIAL NOTE:

Adam and Eve were created at the close of the SIXTH DAY. There very first act as human beings/ mankind was to WORSHIP THE LORD ON HIS SABBATH! Picture this... The world and all the Universe was just created. Adam and Eve are now finally created and given dominion over all that was created. Immediately the Sabbath arrives. The Lord Sanctifies the Sabbath day, (sets it apart for holy use) And Adam and Eve worship the Lord on the very first Sabbath REMEMBERING ALL that He just did the previous six days! They are worshiping Him as well as thanking Him FOR CREATING THEM and all that they see about them! Are we suppose to FORGET such an awesome Truth as this?

Seeing how God has already SEALED the true Sabbath as His Sign, or "mark". The devil’s only recourse is to “counterfeit” his own sabbath as a sign, or mark of dominion as a god! It’s really very easy to spot. In Exodus 31:13 we see the Lord God telling us that, “Verily my Sabbaths ye shall keep: for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations.” This verse allows us to realize why the devil's been working so hard at hiding the truth about the Sabbath. It’s God’s sign! It's God's seal of approval! It's God's mark of ownership!  

(Interesting Fact is... there were only TWO institutions created by the Lord for mankind. Marriage & The Sabbath. BOTH were created BEFORE man fell in the Garden of Eden. Now do you see why the devil attacks both the Sabbath AND marriages?)

Notice this

THE NAME SABBATH

In the word "Sabbath" is found "Seal of the Father'
Two words: SAB and BATH

Root of Sab = Ab = Father
SAB = Learned Master
SAHIB = Revered Sir

Root of ATH = OTH = SIGN
Prefix "B" indicated DWELLING PLACE (as in Bethlehem - dwelling or house or bread.)

SABBATH = THE DWELING PLACE OF THE SIGN OR THE SEAL OF THE FATHER

-Shadows of His sacrifce, By Leslie Hardinge

The Sabbath ... a sign that

1. God as our creator
2. God is our Sanctifier
3. God is of rest
4. We are his people
5. We keep his commandments

Jesus Christ taught us that we should keep his Sabbaths after he died in Matthew 24:20 Notice this prophecy that was fulfilled 40 years AFTER Jesus died and resurrected...

Matthew 24:15,16,20
When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains: But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:"

HISTORIC FACT IS...

In A.D.66 when Cestius came against the city, but unaccountably withdrew, the Christians discerned in this the sign foretold by Christ, and fled while 1,100,000 Jews are said to have been killed in the terrible siege in A.D. 70. (The attack of the Roman warrior Titus occurred in 70AD killing the 1,100,000 Jews) Eusebius, Church History, book 3, chap. 5

The Christians living at the time Cestius came against the city and withdrew understood exactly what was happening. They remembered the prophecy Jesus made in Matthew 24:15,16 and fled to the mountains before the Roman army returned. Could it be Cestius was "casing the joint" as we say in today's lingo? For whatever reason, the Lord saw fit to warn His children in advance of this day and they glorified Him by believing and fleeing as He suggested they should. As the history book records we see that the non-believing Jews saw no danger when Cestius stopped by. And because they chose to deny Jesus and ignore His prophecy, they paid for their disbelief with their very lives! 1,100,000 men woman and children DIED that day!!!! They could have all been SAVED had they just believed in this one mere prophecy! Think about today and all the prophecies that have been fulfilled over the years. What an honor, to be loved so deeply by the Almighty Creator that He would warn us in advance. The main point being of course in this situation is we do see that the prophecy WAS fulfilled, and Jesus did proclaim they would STILL be keeping sabbath AFTER the cross. 40 YEARS afterwards! So..if the Sabbath was supposedly changed BY Jesus Christ as many assume, WHY did Jesus proclaim here it wouldn't be?

 I found the easiest way to detect the mark of the beast is to find out what the seal of God is, then you'll know the “mark” is the exact opposite. This method works for all truth in God's Word. Prime example, is the truth of salvation at the cross of Jesus. The devil will always attack what he fears the most. Have you ever noticed the inverted crosses of the Satanist? Their blatant hatred of the truth has proven its authenticity by their foolish actions of fear towards it. It's a fact, whatever angers or frightens the devil is always categorical proof that it is of God. 

  "And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads." Revelation 7:2,3

Did we not learn that the definition of a mark is a seal as well? Did you notice in verse 3 that it says, in their foreheads? This is why Christians never remember being stamped, sealed, or marked by God when they become truly saved. The forehead represents the mind here. (Hebrews 10:16) Psychologists who map the human brain tell us that the frontal lobe of the cerebrum [the forehead] is where functions like decisions, judgments, and free will are made. So, it’s obvious that we are sealed by God when we make the free will decision to accept Jesus as our Savior. This then causes our lives to be affected by His doctrine, teachings, and most important, His COMMANDMENTS. Also notice that God’s seal is only received in the forehead, not in the hand as well. The hand represents being forced against our will to do something. (See Jeremiah 38:23) Jesus will never force Himself on us. He prefers we choose to worship Him of our own free will. In the revolt of Heaven, two thirds of Heaven made the right choice. However, one third made the sinful choice and fell. Even our first Parents had to deal with choice. Just as the forbidden fruit in Eden was a choice, so is the forbidden mark of the beast a choice. BOTH choices have a "life or death" consequence.

  "And he 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 should be killed. And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name." Revelation 13:15-17

   In this verse we now see the mark of the beast being received in the forehead AND in the hand! As we know, Jesus will never force His will upon His children. On the contrary, here it is evident the beast will. The "hand" represents work here. (Ecclesiates 9:10) Some will be forced into giving up their "livelyhood" or "work" which in turn causes them to be unable to "buy or sell" unless they accept the mark. Kinda like a bit of "religious extortion" for lack of a better word. So, in effect, they are "forced" into accepting the mark simply because they don't want to loose their ability to have those things they "worked" so hard for in life. They actually choose material things over eternal life in this matter. And that is one deadly mistake!

Ecclesiastes 9:10 Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do [it] with thy might; for [there is] no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.

  Since we understand that making a decision to accept Jesus as Savior, and accepting His teachings, is the same as being sealed or marked in the forehead by Jesus as one who is saved. We must also understand, that accepting the doctrine, teachings, or traditions of the Roman Catholic church or any other churches that follow these beliefs, would mean we accept the mark of the beast. Also understand there will be those that aren't Catholic or even Christian. But they will do as the beast commands for fear of death, or loss of their livelihood from not being able to buy or sell anything unless he or she had the mark. Which is actually making the decision to accept the demands of the beast. These will be those who receive the mark in the hand because they were forced against their will. The true Catholic or any other Christian that accepts these "doctrines of men" will have received the mark in the forehead because they already made the free will decision that their church is correct in replacing Scriptures to match "traditions" or "doctrines of men." And this was prophetically warned...

Colossians 2:8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

  Summing it up... If you receive the "mark" by choice, this means you've been marked in the forehead. If you're forced to receive the mark, it will be that you're marked "in the right hand." But REMEMBER, "For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it." Matthew 16:25

  When it comes to the mark of the beast. Without realizing, the Catholic church makes both a prophetic and blasphemous boast as well as undeniable LINK by the following confession.

 “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 or 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.

     So, if the prophecy is correct in saying that Sunday keeping is acceptance of the authoritative MARK OF THE BEAST. And the Scriptures verify that God says... "my Sabbaths ye shall keep: for it is a sign between me and you throughout your  generations” Exodus 31:18

Plus we also understand that the words: SIGN... MARK... SEAL... ARE ALL SYNONYMOUS. I challenge everyone reading this document to keep their eyes open and watch as God’s final prophecies come to be! God Almighty is no dime store psychic! When he says something is going to happen... 
It will happen!

  We now have Scriptural facts the Sabbath is God's sign, seal, and mark. And Sunday is the "sign, seal, or mark of the beast. So...What’s next...?  The devil will need to get people to worship as he stipulates so he can enforce his mark of authority.

  During the Reagan administration, President Ronald Reagan, after much pressure, appointed an ambassador to VATICAN CITY! When W. Kenneth Dan was asked why we need an ambassador in Vatican City, He replied; “It would allow the USA to influence the political decisions of the ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH!”

THIS LITERALLY VIOLATES THE FIRST AMENDMENT! 
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AMENDMENT I. 
Religious establishment prohibited...-Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;...

Do you suppose the the beast under the camouflage of the Roman Catholic church will be able to make good on its plans? Do you suppose the church is busy making sure it's views are made into law? Some say a church would never have that ability, no church could ever persuade the government of a nation into passing laws that benefit its self satisfying agenda.

   “This organization proposes in every possible way to aid in preserving Sunday as a civil institution. Our national security requires the active support of all good citizens in the maintenance of our American Sabbath. Sunday laws must be enforced.” Quoted-“principles contained in the Constitution” (then called the American Sabbath Union),  The Lord’s Day Alliance, Twenty fifth Report (1913), p6.

   "In the fourth and fifth centuries, Sunday shows and Sunday theaters, it was complained, hindered the “devotion of the faithful,” because many of the members attended them in preference to the church services. The church, therefore, demanded that the state interfere, and promote Sunday observance by law. “In this way, ” Says Neander “the church received help from the state for the furtherance of her ends.” This union of church and state served to establish the Papacy in power. A simular course pursued now will produce the same results." -AUGUSTUS NEANDER, General History of the Christian Religion and the Church, Torey translation (3rd American ed.), vol. 2, pp. 300,301

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"On September 7, 1947, Pope Pius XII declared that “the time for reflection and planning is past in religious and moral fields and the time for action has arrived.” He said “the battle in religious and moral fields hinged on five points: Religious culture, the sanctifying of Sunday, the saving of the Christian family, social justice, and loyalty and truthfulness in dealings” -Evening Star (Washington D.C.), Sept. 8, 1947.

  It appears the Catholic church has been attempting to persuade the U.S. Government for many years to sanctify and make into law the observance of the first day of the week as their Sabbath. Is this something that can become Law of the Land ?

  In the U.S., Sunday is not only a religious holiday but is also the only common-law holiday “Holiday,” Microsoft (R) Encarta. Copyright (c) 1994 Funk & Wagnall’s

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blue law- One of a body of laws in colonial New England designed to enforce certain moral standards. 2.Law designed to regulate Sunday activities. American Heritage Dictionary & Electronic Thesaurus

   The fact is, in 1962 under the administration of it's FIRST Roman Catholic President, the United States of America did just that, they made strict observation of Sunday into LAW! All government agencies are officially CLOSED on Sunday's. Many secular business's followed suit soon after. This also happens to be the year prayer was outlawed in schools. The Catholic church under the direction of the devil has played her part to the “T”. The devil has had one advantage over us mortal beings. He has the advantage of ancient history. The fact is, the beast has been able to make his inventions in the Catholic church look sacred simply because they were enacted long before any of us were born. And as is always the case, many of us feel that the older the tradition, the more accepted they must be as holy. . "And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. 15 And he 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 should be killed." Revelation 13:14-15

   Just as the true Sabbath of God Almighty is the image of His authority as Creator God. So is the false sabbath of the beast his image as destroyer antigod. The passing of the Sunday Law in 1962 is a preamble of what's to come. Keep in mind, the law was passed in 1962, but has it ever been enforced on man? No it hasn’t. It has merely been an image of things to come. However, when the Union of Church and State is finalized and the First Amendment is no longer valid, you will discern what Revelation 13:15 speaks of. Disasters will occur around the world. Hoping to quench the problems, the Christians of the USA will cry out for a government that mimics that of the Vatican, and you will then see the "image of the beast" portrayed exactly as prophecy states. The Vatican is a church and state conglomerate, therefore, the USA will be as well. The Image of the Beast will have been given the prophetic life it needs to be enforced! It will have the Authority of the Law of the Land it requires to be quickened, and it will then be implemented as once before in the year 1610.

  “Every man and woman shall repair in the morning to the divine service and sermons preached upon the Sabbath (Sunday), and in the afternoon to divine service, and catechizing, upon pain for the first fault to lose their provision and the allowance for the whole week following; for the second, to lose the said allowance and also be whipped; and for the third to suffer death.”! Laws, and Orders, Divine, Politique, & Martial For the Colony in Virginia: established by Sir Gates, Knight, Lieutenant - General, the 24th of May, 1610

  Is the stage set? Has the beast seen its final days as merely an image?

  “For 15 years, the court has been trying to water down the strict separation of church and state.” During the past two terms, the court has sought in its opinions to “accommodate” religion in state-supported activities... TIME- Oct. 8, 1984 COVER STORY Court at the Crossroads  Supreme Court to reconsider a key ruling on church-state separation. The Philadelphia Inquirer Jan.18,1997

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Breaching the Church - State Wall TIME Sept. 16,1991 Cover Story p.58

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“There is really no separation between church & state, only a pile of stones here and a pile of stones there” -Educational Secretary, “Church and State” April 1997

  For years the issue of Church and State have been all over the media. Everything from issues dealing with prayer in schools, to violations due to Saint Patricks Day Parades in New York City. Does it appear we are being worn down? Is this not the method used by some to allow unjust laws to easily sneak through numerous doors? Are they getting to the point of exhausting those that would fight them? Soon the law will pass, and the first amendment will be no more. The prophecy is truth in its purest form. The Almighty Creator spoke it! The curtain is indeed closing. Will the Catholic church play a part in “wearing down” those that fight to keep the separation of church and state? The Catholic church has been immensely busy in swaying legislation toward it’s own objective all along. The Pope thinks nothing of ignoring what is written on the pages of this nation's constitution.

 “Consequently, John Paul was criticized by liberal and moderate politicians and newspapers for transgressing the boundary between church and state.” TIME June 1, 1981 article “Not Yet Hale, but Hearty”

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 In sermons based on the Ten Commandments, John Paul denounced.. the seperation of church and state. TIME June 17, 1991 “The Gift Of Life” p. 47  Sermons from A Native Son

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Recent statements by the Polish Episcopate have fueled apprehension. In late April the bishops urged that the new constitution exclude any provision for the separation of church and state. Instead, they suggested, “exceptional emphasis should be laid on the need for cooperation between the state and the Catholic Church.” TIME May 20, 1991 “Five Who Could Be Vice President” Pg 40 “Power to The Pulpit” 

  Is our first Amendment being slowly fragmented to a point of nonexistence? Is it not a fact that almost every aspect of infiltration has been realized all the way back to the day it was first enacted as law of the land? Is it obvious what the State's church of choice will be? Soon we will no longer have the rights as citizens of the USA to worship God as He says we should. However, the Word of God is rather plain on this point. "We ought to obey God rather than men." Acts 5:29 Believe me when I tell you, I am not alone in knowing that the Sabbath was never Scripturally changed to Sunday. Many Christians as well as Ministers are very aware of the fact that the Bible has NOT ONE VERSE that establishes, demonstrates, proves, or even suggests, we should change the Sabbath to Sunday. The following excerpts from a few noted denominations actually proclaim the Sabbath was NEVER changed by the Creator God of the ages.

BAPTIST: "There was and is a commandment to keep holy the Sabbath day, but that Sabbath day was not Sunday.... It will be said, however, and with some show of triumph, that the Sabbath was transferred from the seventh to the first day of the week.... Where can the record of such a transaction be found? Not in the New Testament~absolutely not. There is no scriptural evidence of the change of the Sabbath institution from the seventh to the first day of the week. "~Dt. Edward T. Hiscox, author of The B~itit Manual, in a paper read before a New York ministers' conference held Nov.13, 1893.

CATHOLIC: "You may read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, and you will not find a single line
authorizing the sanctification of Sunday. The Scriptures enforce the religious observance of Saturday, a day which we ICatholics] ne~r sanctify. "-james Cardinal Gibbons, The Fuidi of our Fathers, 16th edition, 1880, p.111.

CHURCH OF CHRIST: "Finally, we have the testimony of Christ on this subject. In Mark 2:27, he says: 'The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath.' From this passage it is evident that the Sabbath was made not merely for the Israelites, as Paley and Hengstenberg would have us believe, but for ..... that is, for the race. Hence we conclude that the Sabbath was sanctified from the beginning, and that it was given to Adam, even in Eden, as one of those primeval institutions that God ordained for the happiness of all men. "-Robert Milligan, Schetne of Redemption, (St. Louis, The Bethany Press, 1962), p.165.

CONGREGATIONALIST: "The Christian Sabbath [Sunday] is not in the Scriptures, and was not by the primitive church called the Sabbath."-Dwight's Theology, Vol.4, p.401.

EPISCOPAL: "Sunday (Dies Solis, of the Roman calendar, 'day of the sun,' because dedicated to the sun), the first day of the week, was adopted by the early Christians as a day of worship. No regulations for its observance are laid down in the New Testament, nor, indeed, is its observance even enjoined."~"Sunday," A Religious Encyclopedia, Vol.3, (New York, Funk and Wagnalls, 1883) p.2259.

LUTHERAN: "The observance of the Lord's day [Sunday] is founded not on any command of God, but on the authority of the church,"-Augsburg Confession of Faith, quoted in Cadzolc Sdbla~ Manual, Part 2, Chapter 1, Section 10.

METHODIST: "Take the matter of Sunday. There are indications in the New Testament as to how the church came to keep the first day of the week as its day of worship, but there is no passage telling Christians to keep that day, or to transfer the Jewish Sabbath to that day."-Harris Ft~nklin Fall, Christian Advocate, July 2,1942.

MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE: "The Sabbath was binding in Eden, and it has been in force ever since. This fourth commandment begins with the word 'remember,' showing that the Sabbath already existed when God wrote the law on the tables of stone at Sinai. How can men claim that this one commandment has been done away with when they will admit that the other nine are still binding ?"-D. L. Moody, Weighed and Wanting, p.47.

PRESBYTERIAN: "Until, therefore, it can be shown that the whole moral law has been repealed, the Sabbath will stand. ... The teaching of Christ confirms the perpetuity of the Sabbath."-T. C. Blake, D.D., Theology Condensed, pp. 474,475.

PENTECOSTAL: "'Why do we worship on Sunday? Doesn't the Bible teach us that
Saturday should be the Lord's Day?'...
Apparently we will have to seek the answer from some other source than the New Testament."-D5~~d A. Womack, "Is Sunday the Lord's Day?" The Pentecostal Evangel, Aug. 9,1959, No.2361, p.3.

ENCYCLOPEDIA: "Sunday was a name given by the heathen to the first day of the week, because it was the day on which they worshiped the sun, ... the seventh day was blessed and hallowed by God Himself, and... He requires His creatures to keep it holy to Him. This commandment is of universal and perpetual obligation." -Eudle's Biblical Cyclopedia, 1872 ed., p.561.

(Above Original List of Quotes Compiled by -Amazing Facts That Affect You- Study Guide #20 P.13)

    I did not write this to launch a national religious outcry to prevent the change of our nations highest law of the land. No, regardless if you try to stop it or not, it WILL happen. The prophecy MUST and WILL be fulfilled. The reason I wrote this document is because there are many TRUE Children of God within the ranks of these Sunday keeping Commandment breaking churches.  They need to get out while there is still time. It won't be long before the law is passed and it will become ILLEGAL to worship the Almighty Creator of Heaven and Earth upon the day He told us to REMEMBER as the seventh day of the week, the day He blessed, the day He hallowed, and the day He sanctified!  There is VERY LITTLE TIME LEFT!

Heed the warning while you still can.

"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   
   

This may be your FINAL WARNING... 
  PSALM 111:4   He hath made his wonderful works to be remembered: the LORD [is]  gracious and full of compassion. And how should we remember what He has done? EXODUS 20:8,11    Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. For [in] six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them [is], and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it. PLEASE... Glorify Him with your faith in His Word.  

See the "Sabbath Attack Page" concerning what LAWS are being passed to enforce the Mark!


ADDITIONAL PROOF THAT THE EARLY CHURCH KEPT THE REAL SABBATH

It is the contention of Rome that the early christians observed sunday as the new christian sabbath. The testimony of history tells a very different story. 

"The first Christian church established at Jerusalem by apostolic authority became in its doctrine and practice a model for the greater part of those founded in the first century. . . . These Judaizing Christians were first known by the outside world as 'Nazarenes.'. . . All Christians agreed in celebrating the seventh day of the week in conformity to the Jewish converts." (History of the Christian Church, pp. 50, 51, 69). 

"While the Jewish Christians of Palestine, who kept the whole Jewish law, celebrated of course all the Jewish festivals, the heathen converts observed only the Sabbath, and, in remembrance of the closing scenes of our Saviour's life, the Passover, though without the Jewish superstitions. Besides these, the Sunday, as the day of our Saviour's resurrection, was devoted to religious worship." (Church History, Apostolic Age to A.D. 70, Section 29) 

"Have before thine eyes the fear of God, and always remember the ten commandments of God, - to love the one and only Lord God with all thy strength; to give no heed to idols, or any other beings, as being lifeless gods, or irrational beings or demons. Consider the manifold workmanship of God, which received its beginning through Christ. Thou shalt observe the Sabbath, on account of Him who ceased from His work of creation, but ceased not from His work of providence; it is a rest for meditation of the law, not for the idleness of the hands." (Ante-Nicene Fathers, Volume 7, p. 413, 1951 edition). 

"There is another sect,. . . 'Hypsistarians,' that is, worshipers of the most high God, whom they worshiped as the Jews only in one person. And they observed their Sabbaths, and used distinction of their meats, clean and unclean, though they did not regard circumcision, as Gregory Nazianzen whose father was one of the sect, gives account of them." (Antiquities of the Christian Church, Book 16, Chapter 6, Section 2). 

"We also find in ancient writers frequent mention made of religious assemblies on the Saturday, or seventh day of the week, which was the Jewish Sabbath. It is not easy to tell the original of this practice, nor the reasons for it ... I consider it here only as a day of public divine service ... Athanasius, who is one of the first that mentions it says: They met on the Sabbath, not that they were infected with Judaism, but to worship Jesus, the Lord of the Sabbath (Antiquities of the Christian Church, Book 13, Chapter 9, Section 3) 

"Likewise some meet both upon the Sabbath and upon the day after the Sabbath, as at Constantinople, and among almost all others. At Rome and Alexandria they do not. Among the Egyptians, likewise, in many cities and villages, there is also a sacred custom among all of meeting on the evening of the Sabbath, when the sacred mysteries are partaken of." (Ecclesiastical History of Sozomen, in The Nicene and Post Nicene Fathers, Book 7, Chapter 19). 

"Centuries of the Christian era passed away before the Sunday was observed by the Christian church as the Sabbath. History does not furnish us with a single proof or indication that it was at any time so observed previous to the Sabbatical edict of Constantine in A.D. 321" (Examination of the Six Texts). 


"The last day of the week was strictly kept in connection with that of the first day for a long time after the overthrow of the temple and its worship. Down even to the fifth century the observance of the Jewish Sabbath was continued in the Christian church, but with a rigor and solemnity gradually diminishing." (Ancient Christianity Exemplified, Chapter 26, Section 2) 

"The Paulicians, Petrobrusians, Passaginians, Waldenses, Insabbatati were great Sabbath keeping bodies of Europe down to 1250 A.D." (The Sabbath of God through the Centuries, Coltheart, 1954)

"In 1310 two hundred years before Luther's theses, the Bohemian brethren constituted one-fourth of the population of Bohemia, and that they were in touch with the Waldenses who abounded in Austria, Lombardy, Bohemia, north Germany, Thuringia, Brandenburg, and Moravia. Erasmus pointed out how strictly Bohemian Waldenses kept the seventh day Sabbath." (Armitage, A History of the Baptists, pg.313)

"The Waldenses took the bible as their only rule of faith, abhorred the idolatry of the papal church, and rejected their traditions, holidays, and even Sunday, but kept the seventh-day Sabbath, and used the Apostolic mode of baptism." (Facts of Faith, Christan Edwardson, pg. 21)

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Ever Notice This?!?
The parable of the woman (woman = church see Jer. 6:2) with the "ten coins" who looses ONE of the coins is actually speaking of the end time Church and the ten commandments! And the ONE lost equals Commandment #4

Luke 15:8-9, "Either what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, doth not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek diligently till she find it?  And when she hath found it, she calleth her friends and her neighbours together, saying, Rejoice with me; for I have found the piece which I had lost."

Are you going to do as this "woman" does and rejoice and tell your friends. If so, then YOU are spoken of in PROPHECY! You will become a "REPAIRER OF THE BREACH!"

Isaiah 58:12, "And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in."

The end time Remnant Church (the wedding party procession of Christ and His Bride that the 5 wise virgins, the GUESTS JOIN!) has FOUND THAT COIN! And we are rejoicing by telling our "friends!"


It's Jewish 
Uriah Smith (circa mid to late 1800's)
[Some words have been changed without changing the context or meaning.]

When we present God's holy law,
And arguments from scripture draw,
Objectors say, to pick a flaw,
'It's Jewish.'

Though at the first Most High blessed
And sanctified His day of rest,
The same belief is still expressed,
'It's Jewish.'

Though with the world this rest began,
And thence through all Scriptures ran,
And Christ said "'twas made for man"--
'It's Jewish.'

Though not with Jewish rites,
which passed,
But with the moral law 'twas classed,
Which must exist while time shall last,
'It's Jewish.'

If from the Bible we present
The Sabbath's meaning and intent,
This answers every argument--
'It's Jewish.'

Though the disciples, Luke and Paul,
Continue still this rest to call
The 'Sabbath day', this answers all:
'It's Jewish.'

The good news teacher's plain expression,
That " Sin is of the law's transgression,"
Seems not to make the least impression--
'It's Jewish.'

They love the rest of man's invention,
But if the LORD's day we mention,
This puts an end to all contention:
'It's Jewish.'

O ye who thus GOD's day abuse,
Simply because 'twas kept by Jews,
The Saviour, too, you must refuse,
He's Jewish.

The Scriptures, then, we may expect
For the same reason you'll reject;
For if you will but recollect,
They're Jewish.

Thus the apostles, too, must fall;
For Andrew, Peter, James, and Paul,
Thomas, Matthew, John, and all
Were Jewish.

So to your helpless state resign
Yourself in wretchedness to pine;
Salvation, surely you'll decline,
It's Jewish.


One Hundred and One Bible Facts on the Sabbath Question

Why keep the Sabbath day? What is the object of the Sabbath? Who made it? When was it made, and for whom? Which day is the true Sabbath? Many keep the first day of the week, or Sunday. What Bible authority have they for this? Some keep the seventh day, or Saturday. What Scripture have they for that? Here are the facts about both days, as plainly stated in the Word of God:

And by the way, when you have a few verses that speak on a certain topic in Scripture in the exact same way, you have truth. The "Line upon line, precept upon precept.." method of Isaiah chapter 28 is how a doctrine is verified. But what ifg you have over 100 verses that speak the same truth? All in all, there are actually 112 verses in the Word of God that speak of the 7th day Sabbath. When you have 4 or 5 verses you have truth. When you have over 100, you have absolute truth!

A Widely overlooked FACT is, the Sabbath is here.
Before sin...    Genesis 2:2-3
After sin...       Exodus 20:3-17
After Christ...  Hebrews 4:4,8,9
In Heaven...    Isaiah 66:23-24 
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Sixty Bible Facts Concerning the Seventh Day

1. After working the first six days of the week in creating this earth, the great God rested on the seventh day. (Genesis 2:1-3) 

2. This stamped that day as God's rest day, or Sabbath day, as Sabbath day means rest day. To illustrate: When a person is born on a certain day, that day thus becomes his birthday. So when God rested upon the seventh day, that day became His rest, or Sabbath, day. 

3. Therefore the seventh day must always be God's Sabbath day. Can you change your birthday from the day on which you were born to one on which you were not born? No. Neither can you change God's rest day to a day on which He did not rest. Hence the seventh day is still God's Sabbath day. 

4. The Creator blessed the seventh day. (Genesis 2:3) 

5. He sanctified the seventh day. (Exodus 20:11) 

6. He made it the Sabbath day in the Garden of Eden. (Genesis 2:1-3) 

7. It was made before the fall; hence it is not a type, for types were not introduced till after the fall. 

8. Jesus says it was made for man (Mark 2:27), that is, for the race, as the word man is here unlimited; hence, for the Gentile as well as the Jew. 

9. It is a memorial of creation. (Exodus 20:11; 31:17) Every time we rest upon the seventh day, as God did at creation, we commemorate that grand event.> 

10. It was given to Adam, the head of the human race. (Mark 2:27; Genesis 2:1-3) 

11. Hence through him, as our representative, to all nations. (Acts 17:26) 

12. It is not a Jewish institution, for it was made 2,300 years before ever there was a Jew. 

13. The Bible never calls it the Jewish Sabbath, but always "the Sabbath of the Lord thy God." Men should be cautious how they stigmatize God's holy rest day. 

14. Evident reference is made to the Sabbath and the seven-day week all through the patriarchal age. (Genesis 2:1-3; 8:10, 12; 29:27, 28, etc.) 

15. It was a part of God's law before Sinai. (Exodus 16:4, 27-29) 

16. Then God placed it in the heart of His moral law. (Exodus 20:1-17) Why did He place it there if it was not like the other nine precepts, which all admit to be immutable? 

17. The seventh-day Sabbath was commanded by the voice of the living God. (Deuteronomy 4:12, 13) 

18. Then He wrote the commandment with His own finger. (Exodus 31:18) 

19. He engraved it in the enduring stone, indicating its imperishable nature. (Deuteronomy 5:22) 

20. It was sacredly preserved in the ark in the holy of holies. (Deuteronomy 10:1-5) 

21. God forbade work upon the Sabbath, even in the most hurrying times. (Exodus 34:21) 

22. God destroyed the Israelites in the wilderness because they profaned the Sabbath. (Ezekiel 20:12, 13) 

23. It is the sign of the true God, by which we are to know Him from false gods. (Ezekiel 20:20) 

24. God promised that Jerusalem should stand forever if the Jews would keep the Sabbath. (Jeremiah 17:24, 25) 

25. He sent them into the Babylonish captivity for breaking it. (Nehemiah 13:18) 

26. He destroyed Jerusalem for its violation. (Jeremiah 17:27) 

27. God has pronounced a special blessing on all the Gentiles who will keep it. (Isaiah 56:6, 7) 

28. This is in the prophecy which refers wholly to the Christian dispensation. (See Isaiah 56) 

29. God has promised to bless all who keep the Sabbath. (Isaiah 56:2) 

30. The Lord requires us to call it "honourable." (Isaiah 58:13) Beware ye who take delight in calling it the "Jewish Sabbath," "a yoke of bondage," etc. 

31. After the holy Sabbath has been trodden down "many generations," it is to be restored in the last days. (Isaiah 58:12, 13) 

32. All the holy prophets kept the seventh day. 

33. When the Son of God came, He kept the seventh day all His life. (Luke 4:16; John 15:10) Thus He followed His Father's example at creation. Shall we not be safe in following the example of both the Father and the Son? 

34. The seventh day is the Lord's day. (See Revelation 1:10; Mark 2:28; Isaiah 58:13; Exodus 20:10) 

35. Jesus was Lord of the Sabbath (Mark 2:28), that is, to love and protect it, as the husband is the lord of the wife, to love and cherish her (1 Peter 3:6). 

36. He vindicated the Sabbath as a merciful institution designed for man's good. (Mark 2:23-28) 

37. Instead of abolishing the Sabbath, He carefully taught how it should be observed. (Matthew 12:1-13) 

38. He taught His disciples that they should do nothing upon the Sabbath day but what was "lawful." (Matthew 12:12) 

39. He instructed His apostles that the Sabbath should be prayerfully regarded forty years after His resurrection. (Matthew 24:20) 

40. The pious women who had been with Jesus carefully kept the seventh day after His death. (Luke 23:56) 

41.Thirty years after Christ's resurrection, the Holy Spirit expressly calls it "the sabbath day." (Acts 13:14) 

42. Paul, the apostle to the Gentiles, called it the "sabbath day" in A.D. 45. (Acts 13:27) Did not Paul know? Or shall we believe modern teachers, who affirm that it ceased to be the Sabbath at the resurrection of Christ? 

43. Luke, the inspired Christian historian, writing as late as A.D. 62, calls it the "sabbath day." (Acts 13:44) 

44. The Gentile converts called it the Sabbath. (Acts 13:42) 

45. In the great Christian council, A.D. 49, in the presence of the apostles and thousands of disciples, James calls it the "sabbath day." (Acts 15:21) 

46. It was customary to hold prayer meetings upon that day. (Acts 16:13) 

47. Paul read the Scriptures in public meetings on that day. (Acts 17:2, 3) 

48. It was his custom to preach upon that day. (Acts 17:2, 3) 

49. The Book of Acts alone gives a records of his holding eighty-four meetings upon that day. (See Acts 13:14, 44; 16:13; 17:2; 18:4, 11)

50. There was never any dispute between the Christians and the Jews about the Sabbath day. This is proof that the Christians still observed the same day that the Jews did. 

51. In all their accusations against Paul, they never charged him with disregarding the Sabbath day. Why did they not, if he did not keep it? 

52. But Paul himself expressly declared that he had kept the law. "Neither against the law of the Jews, neither against the temple, nor yet against Caesar, have I offended any thing at all." Acts 25:8. How could this be true if he had not kept the Sabbath? 

53. The Sabbath is mentioned in the New Testament fifty-nine times, and always with respect, bearing the same title it had in the Old Testament, "the sabbath day." 

54. Not a word is said anywhere in the new Testament about the Sabbath's being abolished, done away, changed, or anything of the kind. 

55. God has never given persmission to any man to work upon it. Reader, by what authority do you use the seventh day for common labor? 

56. No Christian of the New Testament, either before or after the resurrection, ever did ordinary work upon the seventh day. Find one case of that kind, and we will yield the question. Why should modern Christians do differently from Bible Christians? 

57. There is no record that God has ever removed His blessing or sanctification from the seventh day. 

58. As the Sabbath was kept in Eden before the fall, so it will be observed eternally in the new earth after the restitution. (Isaiah 66:22, 23) 

59. The seventh-day Sabbath was an important part of the law of God, as it came from His own mouth, and was written by His own finger upon stone at Sinai. (See Exodus 20.) When Jesus began His work, He expressly declared that He had not come to destroy the law. "Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets." Matthew 5:17.
 
60. Jesus severely condemned the Pharisees as hypocrites for pretending to love God, while at the same time they made void one of the Ten Commandments by their tradition. The keeping of Sunday is only a tradition of man. 

Forty One Bible Facts Concerning the First Day of the Week

1. The very first thing recorded in the Bible is work done on Sunday, the first day of the week. (Genesis 1:1-5) This was done by the Creator Himself. If God made the earth on Sunday, can it be wicked for us to work on Sunday? 

2. God commands men to work upon the first day of the week. (Exodus 20:8-11) Is it wrong to obey God? 

3. None of the patriarchs ever kept it. 

4. None of the holy prophets ever kept it. 

5. By the express command of God, His holy people used the first day of the week as a common working day for 4,000 years, at least.
 
6. God Himself calls it a "working" day. (Ezekiel 46:1) 

7. God did not rest upon it. 

8. He never blessed it. 

9. Christ did not rest upon it. 

10. Jesus was a carpenter (Mark 6:3), and worked at His trade until He was thirty years old. He kept the Sabbath and worked six days in the week, as all admit. Hence He did many a hard day's work on Sunday. 

11. The apostles worked upon it during the same time. 

12. The apostles never rested upon it. 

13. Christ never blessed it. 

14. It has never been blessed by any divine authority. 

15. It has never been sanctified. 

16. No law was ever given to enforce the keeping of it, hence it is no transgression to work upon it. "Where no law is, there is no transgression." Romans 4:15. (See also 1 John 3:4.) 

17. The New Testament nowhere forbids work to be done on it. 

18. No penalty is provided for its violation. 

19. No blessing is promised for its observance. 

20. No regulation is given as to how it ought to be observed. Would this be so if the Lord wished us to keep it? 

21. It is never called the Christian Sabbath 

22. It is never called the Sabbath day at all. 

23. It is never called the Lord's day. 

24. It is never called even a rest day. 

25 No sacred title whatever is applied to it. Then why should we call it holy? 

26. It is simply called "the first day of the week." 

27. Jesus never mentioned it in any way, never took its name upon His lips, so far as the record shows. 

28. The word Sunday never occurs in the Bible at all. 

29. Neither God, Christ, nor inspired men ever said one word in favor of Sunday as a holy day. 

30. The first day of the week is mentioned only eight times in all the New Testament. (Matthew 28:1; Mark 16:2, 9; Luke 24:1; John 20:1, 19; Acts 20:7; 1 Corinthians 16:2) 

31. Six of these texts refer to the same first day of the week. 

32 Paul directed the saints to look over their secular affairs on that day. (1 Corinthians 16:2) 

33. In all the New testament we have a record of only one religious meeting held upon that day, and even this was a night meeting. (Acts 20:5-12) 

34. There is not an intimation that they ever held a meeting upon it before or after that. 

35. It was not their custom to meet on that day. 

36. There was no requirement to break bread on that day. 

37. We have an account of only one instance in which it was done. (Acts 20:7) 

38. That was done in the night-after midnight. (Verses 7-11) Jesus celebrated it on Thursday evening (Luke 22), and the disciples sometimes did it every day (Acts 2:42-46). 

39. The Bible nowhere says that the first day of the week commemorates the resurrection of Christ. This is a tradition of men, which contradicts the law of God. (Matthew 15:1-9) Baptism commemorates the burial and resurrection of Jesus. (Romans 6:3-5) 

40. The New Testament is totally silent with regard to any change of the Sabbath day or any sacredness for the first day. 

41. Finally, looking to the Jew that sought out EVERY avenue of attack against the Apostles. The New Testament is completely silent in regards to the Jews ever coming against the Apostles for breaking the Sabbath by worshipping on Sunday.

Here are one hundred plain Bible facts upon this question, showing conclusively that the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord in both the Old and New Testament -Review and Herald Publishing assc. Reprinted from a tract published in the year 1885 (Any and all additions supplied by Presents of God ministry)

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Sabbath in Languages, and in order of days of the week

Shewing the UNCHANGED ORDER of the Days and the true Position of the SABBATH, as proved by the combined testimony of Ancient and Modern Languages.  

LEGEND: No. LANGUAGE (Where Spoken, Read,  or Otherwise Used 1  2  3  4  5  6)  Name of the SEVENTH DAY   

1 Shemitic Hebrew Bible world-wide  Day One Day Second Day Third Day Fourth Day Fifth Day the Sixth Yom hash-shab-bath Day the Sabbath  
2 Hebrew (Ancient and Modern)  One into the Sabbath Second into the Sabbath Third into the Sabbath Fourth into the Sabbath Fifth into the Sabbath Eve of Holy Sabbath Shab-bath Sabbath  
3 Targum of Onkelos (Hebrew Literature)  Day One Day Second Day Third Day Fourth Day Fifth Day the Sixth Yom hash-shab-bath Day the Sabbath  
4 Targum Dialect of the Jews in Kurdistan  Day One of the Seven Day 2nd of the Seven Day 3rd of the Seven Day 4th of the Seven Day 5th of the Seven Day of Eve  (of Sabbath) yoy-met sha-bat kodesh Holy Sabbath Day  
5 Ancient Syriac *Each day proceeds on,  and belongs to the Sabbath  One into Sabbath Two into Sabbath Three into Sabbath Four into Sabbath Five into Sabbath Eve  (of Sabbath) Shab-ba-tho Sabbath  
6 Chaldee Syriac Kurdistan and Urdmia, Persia  One into Sabbath Two into Sabbath Three into Sabbath Four into Sabbath Five into Sabbath Eve (of Sabbath) Shap-ta Sabbath  
7 Samaritan (Old Hebrew Letters) Nablus, Palestine  Day One Day Second Day Third Day Fourth Day Fifth Day Sixth Shab-bath Sabbath
8 Babylonian Euphrates & Tigris Valleys Mesopotamia (Written lang. 3800 B.C.)  First Second Third Fourth Fifth Sixth Sa-ba-tu Sabbath
9 Assyrian Euphrates and Tigris Valleys, Mesopotamia  First Second Third Fourth Fifth Sixth sa-ba-tu Sabbath  
10 Arabic (Very old names)  Business Day Light Moon War Chief Turning Day or Midweek Familiar or Society Day Eve  (of Sabbath) Shi-yar Chief or Rejoicing Day
11 Arabic (Ancient and Modern) Westn. Asia,  E,W & N. Africa  The One The Two The Three The Four The Fith Assembly (day, Muham) as-sabt The Sabbath  
12 Maltese, Malta  One (day) Two (and day) The 3 (3rd d.) The 4 (4th d.) Fifth (day) Assembly Is-sibt. The Sabbath  
13 Ge-ez or Ethiopic Abyssinia (Ge-ez signifies "original")  One (day) Second Third Fourth Fifth Eve (of Sabbath) san-bat Sabbath  
14 Tigre Abyssinia (Closely related to Ge-ez)  One (First day) Second Third Fourth Fifth Eve (of Sabbath) san-bat Sabbath  
15 Amharic, Abyssinia (Nearly related to Ge-ez)  One Second Third Fourth Fifth Eve (of Sabbath) san-bat Sabbath  
16 Falasha (Language of the  Jews of Abyssinia)  One Second Third Fourth Fifth Sixth yini sanbat The Sabbath  
17 Coptic / Egypt (A dead lang. for 200 years)  The First Day The 2nd Day The 3rd Day The 4th Day The 5th Day The 6th Day pi sabbaton The Sabbath  
18 Orma or Galla South of Abyssinia (This language has two sets of names, the first being the oldest)  Lady, Virgin Mary Day. Great or Festival Sabbath Second day. First Trade Day 3rd Day to the Sabbath. Second Trade Day 4th day to the Sabbath. Fourth (day) Fifth (day) Assembly (day) Last day of the half-week inclusive of 4th day. Little or Humble or Solemn Sabbath  (A day of no ceremonial display and no work)  
19 Tamashek or Towarek. (From ancient Lybian or Numidian). Atlas Mountains, Africa.  First day Second day Third day Fourth day Fifth day Assembly Day a-hal es-sabt. The Sabbath Day  
20 Kabyle or Berber. (Ancient Numidian) North Africa  Day the One (First) Day the Two (2nd) Day the Three (3rd) Day the Four (4th) Day the Fifth The Assembly Day ghas or wars assebt The Sabbath Day  
21 Hausa Central Africa)  The One (1st) The Two (2nd) The Three (3rd) The Four (4th) The Fifth The Assembly assebatu The Sabbath  
22 Urdu or Hindustani (Muhammadan and Hindu, India) (Two names for the days)  One to Sabbath. Sunday 2nd to Sabbath. Moon-day 3rd to Sabbath. Mars 4th to Sabbath. Mercury 5th to Sabbath. (Eve of Juma) Assembly (day) sanichar - Saturn shamba - Sabbath  
23 Pashto or Afghan Afghanistan  One to the Sabbath Two to Sabbath Three to Sabbath Four to Sabbath Five to Sabbath Assembly (day) khali - Unemployed-day,  Shamba - Sabbath

The CHART OF THE WEEK, is over a hundred years old. It is extremely valuable and almost impossible to find today.  Dr. William Meade Jones lived over a hundred years ago, and was a well-known London, England, research expert. He discovered in his studies that the Seventh-day Sabbath was the only weekly Sabbath ever commanded by God in the Bible.  Jones decided that, since Scripture clearly shows that the Bible Sabbath was first given to mankind at end of Creation Week, --If Genesis 2:1-3 is really true, then two important facts would have had to be known throughout the ancient world: First, a fixing of the seven-day weekly cycle on a world-wide basis, and second, an ancient world-wide knowledge of the Seventh-day Sabbath.  Jones was convinced of this for several reasons:  1. Adam and Noah were both earnest worshipers of God and would therefore have been faithful Sabbath keepers.  2. They would have taught their descendents about the Bible Sabbath, who would be aware of its original sacredness.  3. The truth that God is to be worshiped on the seventh of each seven-day week, requires a seven-day week, even though they may have later turned to idols and left the worship of the True God.  4. Therefore, as the descendents of Adam and Noah spread out all over the world, they would have carried with them these two important facts: Each week has seven days, and the seventh day of the week is the holy Sabbath given by God to mankind.  Even though many of Adam's and Noah's descendants would become scoffers, Jones reasoned, all of them would still carry with them the twin truths of the six-day Creation Week, of Genesis 1 (by their keeping of the seven-day weekly cycle, and the Seventh-day Sabbath by naming the seventh day of the week in their language as the day of Sabbath rest).  William Mead Jones decided that if Genesis 1 and 2 were really true, and that if God really created the world in six days and then rested on the Seventh day, then a majority of the languages of the world would prove the fact! And this, in turn, would be a powerful proof, not only that the Seventh day (and not the first) was the true Sabbath of God, but also a dramatic proof that Genesis 1 and 2 are genuine, and that God is our Creator!  Thinking about both of these facts is stunning in the light of the abundance of corroborating evidence given on this amazing chart that proves them to be true!          

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E.J. Waggoner stated:

"In this we find, what is most natural, that the same Being who created, rested. He who worked six days in creating the earth, rested on the seventh, and blessed and sanctified it. But we have already learned that God the Father created the worlds by His Son Jesus Christ, and that Christ created everything that has an existence. Therefore the conclusion is inevitable that Christ rested on that first seventh day, at the close of the six days of creation, and that He blessed and sanctified it. Thus the seventh day--the Sabbath--is most emphatically the Lord's day. When Jesus said to the carping Pharisees, "For the Son of man is Lord even of the Sabbath-day" (Matt. 12:8), He declared his lordship of the identical day which they so scrupulously observed in form; and He did this in words which show that He regarded it as His badge of authority, as demonstrating the fact that He was greater than the temple. Thus, the seventh day is the Divinely-appointed memorial of creation. It is the most honored of all days, since its especial mission is to bring to mind the creative power of God, which is the one proof to man of His Divinity And so when Christ said that the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath-day, He claimed a high distinction--nothing less than being the Creator, of whose divinity that day stands as a memorial. p. 32, Para. 1, -Christ and His righteousness."

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E. G. White Speaks on how the Sabbath was changed to Sunday

Satan well knew that the Holy Scriptures would enable men to discern his deceptions and withstand his power. It was by the word that even the Saviour of the world had resisted his attacks. At every assault, Christ presented the shield of eternal truth, saying, "It is written." To every  suggestion of the adversary, He opposed the wisdom and power of the word. In order for Satan to maintain his sway over men, and establish the authority of the papal usurper, he must keep them in ignorance of the Scriptures. The Bible would exalt God and place finite men in their true position; therefore its sacred truths must be concealed and suppressed. This logic was adopted by the Roman Church. For hundreds of years the circulation of the Bible was prohibited. The people were forbidden to read it or to have it in their houses, and unprincipled priests and prelates interpreted its teachings to sustain their pretensions. Thus the pope came to be almost universally acknowledged as the vicegerent of God on earth, endowed with authority over church and state.   

     The detector of error having been removed, Satan worked according to his will. Prophecy had declared that the papacy was to "think to change times and laws." Daniel 7:25. This work it was not slow to attempt. To afford converts from heathenism a substitute for the worship of idols, and thus to promote their nominal acceptance of Christianity, the adoration of images and relics was gradually introduced into the Christian worship. The decree of a general council (see Appendix) finally established this system of idolatry. To complete the sacrilegious work, Rome presumed to expunge from the law of God the second commandment, forbidding image worship, and to divide the tenth commandment, in order to preserve the number.  

     The spirit of concession to paganism opened the way for a still further disregard of Heaven's authority. Satan, working through unconsecrated leaders of the church, tampered with the fourth commandment also, and essayed to set aside the ancient Sabbath, the day which God had blessed and sanctified (Genesis 2:2, 3), and in its stead to exalt the festival observed by the heathen as "the venerable day of the sun." This change was not at first attempted openly. 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; yet it was regarded as a day of recreation, the Sabbath being still sacredly observed.

     To prepare the way for the work which he designed to accomplish, Satan had led the Jews, before the advent of Christ, to load down the Sabbath with the most rigorous exactions, making its observance a burden. Now, taking advantage of the false light in which he had thus caused it to be regarded, he cast contempt upon it as a Jewish institution. While Christians generally continued to observe the Sunday as a joyous festival, he led them, in order to show their hatred of Judaism, to make the Sabbath a fast, a day of sadness and gloom.  

     In the early part of the fourth century the emperor Constantine issued a decree making Sunday a public festival throughout the Roman Empire. (See Appendix.) The day of the sun was reverenced by his pagan subjects and was honored by Christians; it was the emperor's policy to unite the conflicting interests of heathenism and Christianity. He was urged to do this by the bishops of the church, who, inspired by ambition and thirst for power, perceived that if the same day was observed by both Christians and heathen, it would promote the nominal acceptance of Christianity by pagans and thus advance the power and glory of the church. But while many God-fearing Christians were gradually led to regard Sunday as possessing a degree of sacredness, they still held the true Sabbath as the holy of the Lord and observed it in obedience to the fourth commandment.  

     The archdeceiver had not completed his work. He was resolved to gather the Christian world under his banner and to exercise his power through his vicegerent, the proud pontiff who claimed to be the representative of Christ. Through half-converted pagans, ambitious prelates, and world-loving churchmen he accomplished his purpose. Vast councils were held from time to time, in which the dignitaries of the church were convened from all the world. In nearly every council the Sabbath which God had instituted was pressed down a little lower, while the Sunday was correspondingly exalted. Thus the pagan festival came finally to be honored as a divine institution, while the Bible Sabbath was pronounced a relic of Judaism, and its observers were declared to be accursed.  

     The great apostate had succeeded in exalting himself "above all that is called God, or that is worshiped." 2 Thessalonians 2:4. He had dared to change the only precept of the divine law that unmistakably points all mankind to the true and living God. In the fourth commandment, God is revealed as the Creator of the heavens and the earth, and is thereby distinguished from all false gods. It was as a memorial of the work of creation that the seventh day was sanctified as a rest day for man. It was designed to keep the living God ever before the minds of men as the source of being and the object of reverence and worship. Satan strives to turn men from their allegiance to God, and from rendering obedience to His law; therefore he directs his efforts especially against that commandment which points to God as the Creator.  

     Protestants now urge that the resurrection of Christ on Sunday made it the Christian Sabbath. But Scripture evidence is lacking. No such honor was given to the day by Christ or His apostles. The observance of Sunday as a Christian institution had its origin in that "mystery of lawlessness" (2 Thessalonians 2:7, R.V.) which, even in Paul's day, had begun its work. Where and when did the Lord adopt this child of the papacy? What valid reason can be given for a change which the Scriptures do not sanction?  -The Great Controversy pages 51-54
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"All who look for hooks to hang their doubts upon will find them." Ellen White

"While God has given ample evidence for faith, He will never remove all excuse for unbelief. All who look for hooks to hang their doubts upon will find them. And those who refuse to accept and obey God's Word until every objection has been removed, and there is no longer an opportunity for doubt, will never come to the light" (The Great Controversy, p. 527).

INVITATION 
of CHRIST AND HIS BRIDE

   Come! Marry a King!

 

Revelation 22:17: “And the Spirit (Jesus) and the bride (144,000) say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.” 


“When divine power is combined with human effort, the work will spread like fire in the stubble.  God will employ agencies whose origin man will be unable to discern; angels will do a work which men might have had the blessing of accomplishing, had they not neglected to answer the claims of God.”  Review and Herald, December 15, 1885.

“The Captain of our Salvation (Christ) is interceding for His people, not as a petitioner to move the Father to compassion, but as a Conqueror, Who claims the trophies of His victory. He is able to save to the uttermost all who come to God by Him. Make this fact very plain!” Gospel Workers p. 154

 The efficacy (efficient work to do that for which it was designed) of the blood of Christ was to be presented to the people with freshness and power, that their faith might lay hold upon its merits. . . .

 Christ and His righteousness--let this be our platform, the very life of our faith. --Review and Herald, Aug. 31, 1905. {Ev 190.2}  

What is HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS?  It is the POWER of CHRIST LIVING IN YOU AND COVERING YOU! CLAIM CHRIST's VICTORY AS YOUR VERY OWN. Plead for Christ's Spirit like you are at the pearly gates, because you are. You are pleading for Christ's character, His thoughts and His feelings to be given to you to replace your carnal mind and actions. 

 The Third Angel's Message in Verity.--Several have written to me, inquiring if the message of justification (righteousness) by faith is the third angel's message, and I have answered, “It is the third angel's message in verity (truth).” -- Review and Herald, April 1, 1890. {Ev 190.3}

 This message was to bring more prominently before the world the uplifted Saviour, the sacrifice for the sins of the whole world. It presented justification (declared innocent, holy and righteous) through faith in the Surety; it invited the people to receive the Righteousness of Christ, which is made manifest in obedience to all the commandments of God.

 Many had lost sight of Jesus. They needed to have their eyes directed to His Divine Person, His merits (worthiness), and His changeless love for the human family. All power is given into His hands, that He may dis-pense rich gifts unto men (ref: Matthew 28:18-19 & Ephesians 4:7-8), imparting the priceless gift of His Own righteousness to the helpless human agent.

 The prophet Isaiah saw the end-time saints as a wedding party.  He saw them going forth with lamps shining brightly, even in the midst of thick darkness. Everyone is to hear the last call to the marriage supper of the Lamb. . . . These words are for us!  Isaiah 60:1-5: 1. 'Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you.  2. For behold, The darkness shall cover the earth,  And deep darkness the people; But the Lord will arise over you, And His glory will be seen upon you.  3. The Gentiles shall come to your light, And kings to the brightness of your rising.  4. "Lift up your eyes all around, and see:  They all gather together, they come to you; Your sons shall come from afar,  And your daughters shall be nursed at your side. 5. Then you shall see and become radiant, And your heart shall swell with joy.' -Isa 60:1-5 NKJV

 Hosea 6:2 goes on to say, "And on the third day He will raise us up"

That we may live in His sight", indicating, as we shall see, that this revival will carry on into the Millennium.

 The Everlasting Covenant of God – the paid Bride price – the highest price ever paid for a bride – paid by his life blood. This is the central drama of the 70th week. While many will fall away the endtime saints will embrace the grand adventure and the divine romance. They will take center stage in this climactic time of witness. They will have their eyes on the Mighty One of Israel. Like our Apostle Paul they will,

"Press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus". -Phil. 3:14 NKJV


The early rain - 12 apostles 3.5 years of special training by christ.

the day of pentEcost - the song of the 12 disciples experience.

The Latter rain - 144,000's 3.5 years of special training by Christ.

The loud cry - "Come, marry a king!" Song of the 144,000 experience.


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 In Great Controversy Mrs. White outlines the specific characteristics of the 144,000 as thus:

"None but the hundred and forty-four thousand can learn that song; FOR IT IS THE SONG OF THEIR EXPERIENCE--AN EXPERIENCE SUCH AS NO OTHER COMPANY HAVE EVER HAD. "These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever He goeth." These, having been [1] translated from the earth, from among the living, are counted as "the first fruits unto God and to the Lamb." Revelation 15:2, 3; 14:1-5. [2] "These are they which came out of great tribulation;" they have passed through the time of trouble such as never was since there was a nation; [3] they have endured the anguish of the time of Jacob's trouble; [4] they have stood without an intercessor through the final outpouring of God's judgments. ... -[5] They have seen the earth wasted with famine and pestilence, the sun having power to scorch men with great heat, and they themselves have endured suffering, hunger, and thirst." (The Great Controversy, p. 648.3)

God's Seal is Placed on all who are Separated From Sin and Sinners

From the above it is obvious that the 144,000 - those who have received the Seal of God - are identified by the following:

  1. Were alive and translated at Jesus' return
  2. Went through the great time of trouble
  3. Went through "Jacob's time of trouble"
  4. Stood without an intercessor
  5. Lived through the final judgments of God upon the earth

"...just as soon as God's people are sealed and prepared for the shaking, it will come. Indeed, it has begun already..." Maranatha, 200.

The 144,000 are those who since 1844 have believed in and helped to give the three angels messages and the seventh day Sabbath. These 144,000 who have died, or have been martyred (many “beheaded” Revelation 20:4 during the little time of trouble that is cut short March 19 to September 19, 2016=see Rev 13:5 Pope Francis reigns for 42 months/3.5 years/1,260 days) will be raised back to life along with certain special ones who were Christ’s worst enemies by the voice of God giving the day and hour of Christ’s second coming, so they can witness the coming of Christ and the Saints be translated alive at Christ’s second coming.

THREE ANGELS MESSAGES REVELATION 14:6-12, REV. 18:4, MATTHEW 25:6:

1st)
 Worship GOD ONLY for the hour of His Judgement is come. 
2nd) Obey ALL Ten Commandments through the faith OF Jesus
3rd) Come out of ALL 501c3 churches (churches with false doctrines) and follow Christ alone (shows fruits)

“The third angel’s message is to be at this time regarded as of the highest importance.  It is a life and death question.” Last Day Events from the Letters and Manuscripts of E.G. White, p 76 (Letter 28, February 17, 1900).

“The message presented at this time is the last message of mercy for a fallen world.  Those who have the privilege of hearing this message, and persist in refusing to heed the warning, cast away their last hope of salvationThere will be no second probation.” Testimonies, vol 6, p 19.

The Spirit will be poured out upon those who yield to His promptings. Casting off man's binding rules and cautious movements, they will join the army of the Lord. In the future, men in the common walks of life will be impressed by the Spirit of the Lord to leave their ordinary employment and go forth to proclaim the Last message of mercy!

As rapidly as possible they are to be prepared for labor, that success may crown their efforts. They cooperate with heavenly agencies (angels), for they are willing to spend and be spent in the service of the Master. No one is authorized to hinder these workers.

They are to be bidden Godspeed as they go forth to fulfill the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18 & Mark 16:15-18). No taunting word is to be spoken of them as in the rough places of the earth they sow the gospel Seed (Luke 8:10-11).

Preparation required. “I saw that many were neglecting the preparation so needful and were looking to the time of "refreshing"and the "latter rain" to fit them to stand in the day of the Lord and to live in His sight. Oh, how many I saw in the time of trouble without a SHELTER (shelter=Christ’s righteousness=faith=reality=truth that Jesus is the literal and true only Son of God =twice born just as we must be twice born)! They had neglected the needful preparation; therefore they could not receive the refreshing (nourish/truth/Jesus righteousness) that all must have to fit them to live in the sight of a holy God.” (EW 71)

As the members of the body of Christ APPROACH the period of their last conflict, "the time of Jacob's trouble," they will grow up into Christ, and will partake largely of His spirit. As the third message (come out of all false teachings –all 501c3 churches) swells to a loud cry (song of 144,000 experience in obeying Christ and the reality of knowing the presence of Christ Himself (His character=thoughts and feelings)), and as great power and glory attend the closing work, the faithful people of God will partake of that glory. IT IS THE LATTER RAIN (testing perfecting messages/truth) WHICH REVIVES AND STRENGTHENS THEM TO PASS THROUGH THE TIME OF TROUBLE. Their faces will shine with the glory of that light which attends the third angel. (1T 353)

At that time the "'latter rain," or refreshing from the presence of the Lord, will come, to give power (character=thoughts and feelings) to the loud voice of the third angel, and prepare the saints to stand in the period when the seven last plagues shall be poured out. (EW 86)

Those who come up to every point, and stand every test, and overcome, be the price what it may, have heeded the counsel of the Tree Witness, and they will receive the latter rain, and thus be fitted for translation. (1T 187)

Under the showers of the latter rain the inventions of man, the human machinery, will at times be swept away, the boundary of man's authority will be as broken reeds, and the Holy Spirit will speak through the living, human agent, with convincing power. No one then will watch to see if the sentences are well rounded off, if the grammar is faultless. The living water will flow in God's own channels. (2SM 58-59)

Servants of God, with their faces lighted up and shining with holy consecration, will hasten from place to place to proclaim the message from heaven. By thousands of voices, all over the earth, the warning will be given. Miracles will be wrought, the sick will be healed, and signs and wonders will follow the believers .... Thus the inhabitants of the earth will be brought to take their stand. (GC 612)

More abundant than the former rain. The great work of the gospel is not to close with less manifestation of the power of God than marked its opening. The prophecies which were fulfilled in the outpouring of the former rain at the opening of the gospel are again to be fulfilled in the latter rain at its close. Here are "the times of refreshing" to which the apostle Peter looked forward when he said: "Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; and he shall send Jesus." Acts 3:19, 20. 20 The work will be similar to that of the Day of Pentecost. (GC 611-612)

Why has the history of the work of the disciples, as they labored with holy zeal, animated and vitalized by the Holy Spirit, been recorded, if it is not that from this record the Lord's people today are to gain an inspiration to work earnestly for HimWhat the Lord did for His people in that time, it is just as essential, and more so, that He do for His people today. All that the apostles did, every church member today is to do. And WE ARE TO WORK WITH AS MUCH MORE FERVOR, to be accompanied by the Holy Spirit in as MUCH GREATER MEASURE, as the increase of wickedness demands a more decided call to repentance. (GC 611)

It is with an earnest longing that I look forward to the time when the events of the day of Pentecost shall be REPEATED with even GREATER POWER than on that occasion. John says, "I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory." THENas at the Pentecostal season, the people WILL HEAR THE TRUTH spoken to them, every man IN HIS OWN TONGUE .... Thousands of voices will be imbued with the power to speak forth the wonderful truths of God's Word. The stammering tongue will be unloosed, and the timid will be made strong to bear courageous testimony to the truth. May the Lord help His people to cleanse the soul temple from every defilement, and to maintain such a close connection with Him that they may be partakers of the latter rain when it shall be poured out.” (SDABC EGW's comments on Acts 2:1-4 p. 1055)

Revive the evidences given in the past. Jesus is our Atoning sacrifice; we can make no atonement for ourselves, but by faith we can (and must) accept the atonement that has been made.

The Early Rain Produces Conversion; The Latter Rain Develops a Christlike Character which prepares you to help give the LOUD CRY which is the song of your experience knowing the reality of Christ helping you overcome by faith in Christ’s merits, the gift of Himself that we get to claim by the faith of Christ as our very own prize.

"The church of Christ found refuge in seclusion and obscurity." The Great Controversy, p. 54.2

Today God’s people are in the wilderness or come out to be fed and nourished by truth (Jesus Himself). God’s people are an "obscure people" —Spalding and Magan Collection, p. 1. Obscure means in the wilderness (March 19, 2013 to September 19, 2016) – obscure means the Bride of Christ is veiled by the righteousness (truth) of Christ, the wise virgins who GO OUT (Matthew 25:6, Revelation 18:4) to join the Bridegroom on His way to the wedding feast prepared at His Fathers house.

We need not worry about the latter rain. All we have to do is to keep the vessel clean and right side up and prepared for the reception of the heavenly rain, and keep praying, "Let the latter rain come into my vessel. Let the light of the glorious angel which unites with the third angel shine upon me; give me a part in the work; let me sound the proclamation; let me be a colabourer with Jesus Christ." Thus seeking God, let me tell you, He is fitting you up all the time, giving you His grace.--UL 283 (1891). 

“The answer may come with sudden velocity (quickness) and overpowering might, or it may be delayed for days and weeks, and our faith receive a trialBUT GOD KNOWS HOW AND WHEN TO ANSWER OUR PRAYER. It is our part of the work (work=believe John 6:29) to put ourselves in connection with the divine channel (Jesus). God is responsible for His part of the work. He is faithful who hath promised. The great and important matter with us is to be of one heart and mind, putting aside all envy and malice and, as humble supplicants, to watch and wait. Jesus, our Representative and Head, is ready to do for us what He did for the praying, watching ones on the Day of Pentecost.”--3SP 272 (1878).

“But if the Spirit (fountain of divine influences – character/words/life Gal 5:22-23) of him [the Father] that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit (Christ’s) that dwelleth in you.” Romans 8:11

John 6:29 “Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the WORK of God, that ye BELIEVE on him whom he hath sent.” 

John 6:38 “For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me.”

James 2:22 “You see that his faith and his actions were working together, and his faith was made complete by what he did.”

1 John 3:23 “And this is his command: to believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and to love one another as he commanded us.”

Revelation 2:26 “To the one who is victorious and does my will to the end, I will give authority over the nations.”

The 144,000 will not have any affiliation with their old churches, since their Church leadership and most of their brethren (the five foolish virgins) have rejected the three angels messages and the 10 commandments, with special focus on the fourth commandment that begins with “REMEMBER”, and those brethren will not have have enough spiritual strength (oil=reality of Christ’s presence and power=character=thoughts and feelings-song of their EXPERIENCE in Christ) to make it to the close of probation (Rev. 13:5 - Sept 19, 2016), and will fall during the time of Jacob`s trouble: the Tribulation/plagues falling after Christ has stood up and said “It is Finished”. This marks the close of probationary time (A dark day occurs like occurred the day Christ was crucified),

Revelation 13:5: "This entire chapter (Revelation 13) is a revelation of what will [future tense] surely take place." 19MR 182.6 Manuscript Releases Volume Nineteen [Nos. 1360-1419], p. 182.6, S.D.A. Bible Commentary Vol. 7, p. 979.10. I would suggest that the 70th Jubilee (starts Oct 2016?) is extra significant in that the real estate of the whole planet will be returned to its original owner, the Creator. 

So what happens before then? World War III warning: Jesus said there would be a time of great tribulation worse than any other time in history. Don't think Satan is going to be nice about giving back the planet to the Creator. This will be WW III. During a private meeting with a congregation of Jewish leaders headed by Ronald S. Lauder (a businessman and a philanthropist and the son of cosmetics giant Estee Lauder) on On Sept 17, 2014 Pope Francis stated WWIII HAS BEGUN at Pope's house in Santa Marta. The Pope had on September 13, 2014 first spoken of World War III during a centenary celebration of World War I at the Redipuglia cemetery in Italy. At that time, he described the war as a "piecemeal." But unlike WWI and WWII that happened all at once, the current WWIII war is happening in stages. Pope Francis has warned. 2 Cor 11:14 “And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light.”

       Rev 17:11 “And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.”

       Isaiah 14:16:  “Those who see you will stare at you. They will wonder about you: 'Is this THE MAN who made the earth tremble, who made kingdoms quake," Ezekiel 28:9 (KJV) “Wilt thou yet say before him that slayeth thee, I am God? but thou shalt be a man, and no God, in the hand of him that slayeth thee.” Isaiah 14:16 (KJV) “They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms;”  Isaiah 14:14 "I will ascend above the tops of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High."  Isaiah 14:13 "You said in your heart, "I will ascend to the heavens; I will raise my throne above the stars of God; I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly, on the utmost heights of Mount Zaphon." Personates Christ's 2nd Coming. 2 Cor 11:14 “And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light.” 2 Cor 11:15 It is not surprising, then, if his servants masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve. [NIV] Rev 13:4 “And they worshipped the dragon [Satan] which gave power unto the beast:” 2 Th 2:11 “And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:”  2 Th 2:12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. The 7th and last Pope, Benedict XVI, turns over the throne of Peter to Satan, and the world worships Satan believing him to be Christ.

40 days after Christ was crucified he went to Heaven with the first-fruits or the first wave sheaf - those raised to life at His resurrection -quickened by the life of His Father -  by His Father and God - the 50th day he returned to them - by His own Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost "the fiftieth day". Outpouring of the Holy Spirit means men and women fervently with great zeal - they are zealous for the truth about Christ. The TRUTH about God and His Son, the Christ IS the Gospel!

The 12 Apostles were a type of Special Forces similar to for example the Navy Seals during the time of Jesus’ first coming. After three-and-a-half years of intensive personal training with Jesus, the Lord was able to use them to achieve great victories. They penetrated Satan’s power to lead a great restoration and increase of the Christian faith.

From March 19, 2013 to September 19, 2016 is the 144,000’s three-and-a-half years of intense training with Jesus who will use them to achieve great victories. This prepares the 144,000 to stand in the sight of a Holy God without a mediator starting September 19, 2016 when Christ stands up and says Daniel 12:1, Matthew 24:21, Jeremiah 30:7, Ezekiel 5:9, Ezekiel 13:9,  Joel 2:2 “It is Finished.”

This (Rev: 13:5: September 19, 2016) signals the close of probation for the the house of God or the WORLD? The work is cut short in RIGHTOUSNESS! Study to show thyself approved, a workman that needs not be ashamed. I am studying on this and believe the work will be CUT SHORT IN RIGHTEOUSNESS. Probation closes prior to (9/19/16=the end of the 42 months in Rev 13:5) this for the house of God when the degree goes forth to keep the spurious Sabbath Sunday Holy, the 1st day of the week. "When the decree GOES FORTH and the stamp is impressed, their character will remain pure and spotless for eternity. Now is the time to prepare." T5, 216.

  “A darkness will cover the inhabitants of the earth when Jesus moves out of the heavenly sanctuary such as enveloped the earth at the time of his crucifixion. This will be an evidence, to those who have known the truth, that probation’s hours are past, and the eternal destiny of every soul is sealed beyond recall; but this will only strike terror to the soul that has failed to heed the warning message, “Prepare to meet thy God”. Review & Herald Articles Book 3, page 581. Review and Herald Supplement of June 21, 1898

G.A. Irwin wrote in the Review and Herald Supplement of June 21, 1898, "A darkness will cover the inhabitants of the earth when Jesus moves out of the heavenly sanctuary, such as enveloped the earth at the time of the crucifixion."

Sister White says, "When He leaves the sanctuary, darkness covers the inhabitants of the earth." (GC 614).

"When the irrevocable decision of the sanctuary has been pronounced and the destiny of the world has been forever fixed, the inhabitants of the earth will know it not." (GC 615).

"The righteous and the wicked will still be living upon the earth in their mortal state--men will be planting and building, eating and drinking, all unconscious that the final, irrevocable decision has been pronounced in the sanctuary above" (GC 491).

"The solemn fact is to be kept not only before the people of the world, but before our own churches also, that the day of the Lord will come suddenly, unexpectedly." (FE 336).

"When probation ends, it will come suddenly, unexpectedly--at a time when we are least expecting it.  But we can have a clean record in heaven today, and know that God accepts us" (7BC 989).

  "In the time of trouble, Satan stirs up the wicked, and they encircle the       people of God to destroy them.  But he does not know that 'pardon' has been written opposite their names in the books of heaven" (RH Nov. 19, 1908).

          "He sees that holy angels are guarding [the people of God], and he       infers that their sins have been pardoned; but he does not know that their cases have been decided in the sanctuary above" (GC 618).

What does the Bible say will follow probation's close?

          Revelation 15: 8--And the temple was filled with smoke from his power, and no one could enter the temple until the seven plagues of the seven  angels were completed.

          Revelation 16: 1--Then I heard a loud voice from the temple   saying to the seven angels, "Go, pour out the seven bowls of God's wrath on the earth."

          Revelation 19: 11-15--I saw heaven standing open and there before      me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True.  With justice he judges and makes war.  His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns.  He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself.

      He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God.  The  armies of heaven were following him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean.  Out of his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. "He will rule them with an iron scepter."  He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty.

          "I saw that the four angels would hold the four winds until Jesus' work was done in the sanctuary, and then will come the seven last plagues" (EW 36).    "When the work of the investigative judgement closes, the destiny of all will have been decided for life or death.  Probation is ended a short time before  the appearing of the Lord in the clouds of heaven" (GC 490).

At the VERY END OF TIME there will only be two classes: The Righteous, and the Wicked.

 and Christ withdraws his Spirit which strives with man, and they no longer feel a restraining influence over their thoughts and actions. The 7 last plagues of Revelation 16 begin to fall on the finally impenitent, (nobody repents during the 7 last plagues – probation is CLOSED, Revelation 16:9,11) and wicked men will blame those plagues on the righteous, who refuse to keep the Pope`s Sunday, which is the mark of the beast. Steps will be taken to make certain no one can buy or sell who doesn`t keep the Sunday, Revelation 13:17 and finally, a National Sunday Law is passed to force everyone to keep the 1st day of the week. Then, when that fails to convince the 7th day keepers to keep Sunday, they are put in jails and prisons, or they have escaped to the mountains, and deserts. Finally, it is decreed by the highest authorities in the land, that the 7th day keepers should be put to death on a certain date: just like in the days of Esther and Mordecai, (her Uncle), when the wicked ruler Haman (valley of Hamon-Gog, Ezekiel 39:11) got King Ahasuerus to send out a decree that anyone who wanted could put to death any Jew they found in his kingdom..”…fear was on every side: while they took counsel together against me, they devised to take away my life,” Psalm 31:13. The saints hide in the munitions of rocks in desolate places where the angels of God feed them (“bread shall be given him, his waters shall be sure”, Isaiah 33:16 (as God had the ravens feed Elijah, 1 Kings 17:6), until Christ is seen coming with all his angels, to end it all. As long as the saints pray with their hands uplifted, they are invisible to the wicked, who are bent on their destruction. Great signs are shown in the heavens, such as the 10 commandments, including the 4th, Sabbath commandment inblazing brilliant letters, (which increases the condemnation on the guilty wicked), and shortly a cloud about the size of a man`s hand is seen coming towards the earth, from the east, just as the sun comes up every day, and the wicked who were taunting the righteous, just moments before, change to crying and praying for the rocks and mountains to hide them from the wrath of the Lamb: “For the great day of his wrath is come, and who shall be able to stand?” Revelation 6:17. And as the angels and Christ become visible,

Christ blows the trumpet (Christ calling His Bride), ear-drum-shatteringly loud, and calls the sleeping saints (of all time) from their graves, and they are gathered by the angels up to Jesus on the cloudy chariot. Then Christ sends his angels to gather those saints who are alive and remain unto his coming, 1 Thessalonians 4:17, and translates their bodies from corruptible to incorruptible, and from being mere mortals, to immortality, and we all meet the Lord on the cloud in the air, and Christ takes us all back to Heaven and the Holy City to God. Reconciled back to the God and Father of Jesus Christ.

The wicked and false (offensive) Christians who took the mark of the beast (Sunday 1st day of week worship/false god worship) die at the brightness of Christ’s 2nd coming, after they ask Jesus and the Holy Angels, why they weren`t included with the saints. Christ tells them, ”Depart from me, I never knew you, ye that work iniquity,” Luke 13:27, Matthew 25:41.

Not one human is left alive on the earth, Jeremiah 4:25 -only the Devil and his angels roam the earth for 1000 years, and he is bound and chained, (restrained from leaving this earth), Revelation 20:1-3.... Meanwhile, the book of death is opened, and the saints judge the wicked for 1000 years, and enjoy their mansions in the Holy City, and receive their golden crowns, and sit and eat with Christ at a long supper table where Christ visits with each of us, and we see all the saints and our beloved believing relatives and acquaintances, and are united with them forever, Revelation 20:12,13, Luke 22:30. We get to see God the Father on his throne, and his Son, and the cherubim (the 4 beasts before his throne) and ask questions directly of Jesus, Holy Angels, and all of all the Patriarchs and holy women of the Old Testament, Revelation 22:4, Even so come, Lord Jesus. The grace of our Lord be with you all. It will be worth it all when we see Jesus, and our Loving Father, and his whole creation! Amen.

ARE YOU CHANNELING CHRIST TO OTHERS? ARE YOU A MEDIUM FOR CHRIST TO OTHERS?

Now is the time to prepare for the coming of our Lord. Readiness to meet him cannot be attained in a moment's time. Preparatory to that solemn scene there must be vigilant waiting and watching, combined with earnest work. So God's children glorify him. Amid the busy scenes of life their voices will be heard speaking words of encouragement, hope, and faith. All they have and are is consecrated to the Master's service. Thus they prepare to meet their Lord; and when he comes, they will say, with joy, "This is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us. . . .  We will be glad and rejoice in his salvation."  {RH, February 3, 1903 par. 11}

"When the decree goes forth and the stamp is impressed, their character will remain pure and spotless for eternity. NOW is the time to prepare." T5, 216. “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." E.G. White, Letter b - 55 - 1886, pp. 6, 7. “The church may appear as about to fall, but it does not fall. (“Those who think that the church militant (501c3 SDA Corp as a whole) is the church triumphant make a GREAT mistake.” –{UL 152.3, 1SAT 340.2} It remains, while the sinners IN Zion will be sifted OUT the chaff separated from the precious wheat. This is a terrible ordeal, but nevertheless it must take place.”—Selected Messages 2:380 (1886).{LDE 180.5} “As the storm approaches, a large class who have professed faith in the third angel’s message, but have not been sanctified through obedience to the truthABANDON THEIR POSITION AND JOIN THE RANKS OF THE OPPOSITION.”—The Great Controversy, 608:  

(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, 3/1990, p. 22-23). “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  Modern SDA publication boldy states: "While NO single SCRIPTURAL PASSAGE states formally the doctrine of the Trinity, it is ASSUMED as a fact by Bible writers and mentioned several times. Only by FAITH can we accept the existence of the Trinity." Adventist Review, Vol. 158, No. 31, p. 4., "...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 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) (1911) 

Spirit of Prophecy, vol 4, p 422; Great Controversy, p 604: “Hence the MOVEMENT (faithful men and women church triumphant, Zion) SYMBOLIZED by the angel coming down from Heaven, lightening the earth with his glory, and crying mightily with a strong voice, announcing the sins of Babylon.  In connection with his message the call is heard, ‘Come out of her (her=symbolizes any 501c3 church or organization with false doctrines – individual people come away from false teachings into the simplicity that is in Christ Jesus 2 Cor 11:3-4), MY people.’” "I have come in my Father's name, and you do not receive me. If another comes in his own name, you will receive him." (John 5:43).  "For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will but the will of him who sent me." (John 6:38).

      “Said the angel, “The third angel is binding, or sealing, them in bundles for the heavenly garner.” This little company looked careworn, as if they had passed through severe trials and conflicts. [Rev. 13:5: September 19, 2013 to September 19, 2016] And it appeared as if the sun had just risen from behind a cloud and shone upon their countenances, causing them to look triumphant, as if their victories were nearly won.” {EW 88.3}


      "I then saw the THIRD ANGEL. Said my accompanying angel, 'Fearful is his work. Awful s 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." Early Writings, 118.


The Third Angel as Faithful Men or the Church Triumphant: ZION

        Of course, faithful men equal faithful men, equal the church triumphant, and not the church militant. So it is clear that it is from a church of faithful men, symbolized the THIRD ANGEL, that all the tares of the world and of the churches will be shaken. When we say they are shaken from the church triumphant, that is not to say they have to be members of the church triumphant in order to be shaken out of the heavenly kingdom church of the church triumphant! For example, the churches of 1844, were shaken out of the heavenly kingdom by hearing the warning message, and rejecting it. This is how the world and the fallen churches are shaken out of the church triumphant without necessarily ever having been a member of that church! Just as all the world is gathered into the heavenly kingdom gospel net of Matthew 13:45-59, and then the bad of the world are discarded from that kingdom church, by that kingdom church or by the Third Angel, the earthly representatives of that kingdom church, without necessarily ever having been a member of the heavenly kingdom church!


 
"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. They had failed to preserve their connection with God, and had REFUSED THE LIGHT FROM HEAVEN." E.G. White, The 1884 Great Controversy, p. 199-200.

   “Pentecost (fervent zeal) brought them the heavenly illumination. The truths they could not understand while Christ was with them were now unfolded. WITH A FAITH AND ASSURANCE THAT THEY HAD NEVER BEFORE KNOWN, THEY ACCEPTED THE TEACHINGS OF THE SACRED WORD. No longer was it a matter of FAITH with them that Christ was the Son of God. They KNEW that, although clothed with humanity, He was indeed the Messiah, and they told their experience to the world with a confidence which carried with it the conviction that God was with them.” –{The Acts of the Apostles, p. 45.3}  

“Hence the MOVEMENT symbolized by the angel coming down from Heaven, lightening the earth with his glory, and crying mightily with a strong voice, announcing the sins of Babylon.  In connection with his message the call is heard, ‘Come out of her (her=symbolizes any 501c3 or church or organization with false doctrines), MY people.’” Spirit of Prophecy, vol 4, p 422 (Great Controversy, p 604). “MY PEOPLE” will obey!

THE ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION STANDS! It is time to awake. It is time to get rid of every sin in your life. It is time to "prepare to meet thy God". It is time to obey Christ's command and to "go out of the camp" in order to be with Jesus for our Saviour is coming to claim only those who have proved their obedience to Him and Him alone! MAKE NO DELAY! Probation is individually closing now, dear people, upon those who reject the last and final message of mercy (see Testimonies for the Church, volume 6, page 19)!

I warn you all in the holy name of our God and Saviour, Jesus Christ, to break off the shackles that bind you to a godless church. Cast them off, get rid of that idol church that you have allowed to reign in your heart, and join Christ instead. Join the procession. Come out, AS BY FIRE, be counted for, and stand with Christ. Prove that you are a true follower of God, and are not yoked together with the wicked. Please follow our Saviour out, and be not cut off in her iniquity.

"Before the destruction of Sodom, God sent a message to Lot, 'Escape for thy life; look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain; escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed.' The same voice of warning was heard by the disciples of Christ before the destruction of Jerusalem... They must not tarry to secure anything from their possessions, but must make the most of the opportunity to escape... There was a coming out, a decided separation from the wicked, an escape for life. So it was in the days of Noah; so with Lot; so with the disciples prior to the destruction of Jerusalem; AND SO IT WILL BE IN THE LAST DAYS. Again the voice of God is heard in a message of warning, bidding His people separate themselves from the prevailing iniquity." (Patriarchs and Prophets, page 166)
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