Shocking Predictions Fullfilled

Shocking Warnings Unheeded by His "professed" People

Putting on Christ's Righteousness by Faith: "Lord Jesus, I claim your victories over all sin as my own and for every child of God, in your name, Amen."

A Message to Startle People to Study—"The testing message (Come out of her my people and Go Ye out to meet the Bridegroom, put away self exaltation) for this time is to be borne so plainly and decidedly as to startle the hearers, and lead them to desire to study the Scriptures."—Testimonies For The Church 9:109 (1909).

Shocking: "Most Startling" Omega Prediction:

"Shall idols be smuggled in?" 
—21MR 448.3. Notice how the "prediction" & "fulfillment" uses the exact wording "Most Startling":

The Omega will be of a most startling nature.” (Series B, no. 2, page 16) “The omega will follow, and will be received by those who are not willing to heed the warning God has given.” “I knew that the omega would follow in a little while; and I trembled for our people.” (Series B, no. 2, pp. 50, 53) The

The Shocking "
Most StartlingOmega Fulfillment: 

“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

"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. 

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). What happened to a "Thus Saith the Lord" and a "It is written"???

Visit this page for MANY quotes how the 501c3 GC SDA Jesuit priests have been masquerading as SDA pastors and leaders promoting SUNDAY WORSHIP in the SDA churches! See Jude 24.
https://sites.google.com/site/theendtimewarning/sundayworshipsda

“Adventist beliefs have changed over the years under the impact of "present truth."Most startling  is the teaching regarding Jesus Christ, our Saviour and Lord. Many of the pioneers, including James White, J. N. Andrews, Uriah Smith, and J. H. Waggoner, held to an Arian or semi-Arian view—that is, the Son at some point in time before the Creation of our world was generated by the Father….Likewise, the Trinitarian understanding of God, now part of our fundamental beliefs, was not generally held by the early Adventists. Even today a few do not subscribe to it”. (Adventist Review, January 6, 1994, pp. 10, 11)

“The history of the early experiences (historical SDA doctrines) in the message will be a power to withstand the masterly ingenuity of Satan's deceptions.” EGW, Letter 99, 1905.


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

Fulfillment: http://www.gospelorder.com/Tracts/adventist_catholic.htm

“I saw that God has honest children among the nominal Adventists and the fallen churches, and before the plagues shall be poured out, ministers and people will be called out from these churches and will gladly receive the truth. Satan knows this and before the loud cry of the third angel is given, he raises an excitement in these religious bodies, that those who have rejected the truth may think that God is with them. He hopes to deceive the honest and lead them to think that God is still working for the churches. But the light will shine, and all who are honest will leave the fallen churches, and take their stand with the remnant”  -Early Writings: page 261.

Shocking: "ANOTHER" Religious Body Prediction:

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

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

Can you see - the clasping of hands - of Protestantism and the Papacy - Pope Francis uses smartphone video to urge "Christian" unity ...Pope's message to Protestants through Tony Palmer/Doug Batchelor commentary: 


1) Doug Batchelor "Pope's Video Fulfills Prophecy"

2) Pope's Video unites churches - part 2


The Shocking "ANOTHER" Religious Body Fulfillment:

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

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

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

Here is an interesting timeline ...

And see how in the last 30 years, how authors and SDA groups have switched from Saturday to Sunday worship ...reveal the Apostasy of the SDA church ..

1855 - God's frown brought upon the church (Testimonies, vol 1, p 122).
1856 - None but the pure and holy acknowledged by God (Testimonies, vol 1, p 133).
1857 - Church declared to be lukewarm (Testimonies, vol 1, p 141).
1859 - Denounced as Laodicea. Christ's presence departed. Called to repent (Testimonies, vol 1, p 186).
1862 - Distance lessening between world (Testimonies, vol 1, p 277).
1865 - Work of God stayed (Testimonies, vol 1, p 466). Ministers called to be re-converted and purified
(Testimonies, vol 1, p 469).
1868 - Ministers declared unfaithful. Departed from light. Allowed Satan to plant his hellish banner in the
midst of the church (Testimonies, vol 2, p 440).
1873 - Will not receive correction, reproof, or warnings. Spiritual blindness results. Condition is
condemned (Testimonies, vol 3, p 255).
1875 - Satan's chief work is at headquarters of SDA faith. Warned if heart of work corrupted, then
testimonies, pillars, Scriptures doubted, and incurable rebellion until destroyed (Testimonies, vol 4, p 210-211).
1876 - Warning that God's power cannot uphold if warnings, counsels, and reproofs despised
(Testimonies, vol 4, p 180). Destruction of Jerusalem as example (Testimonies, vol 4, p 166-167).
1879 - Reproofs and warnings unheeded. Christ mourns (Review and Herald, vol 1, p 207-209).
Dishonesty practiced throughout (Testimonies, vol 4, p 310).
1881 - Spirit of perjury active. Truth being turned into falsehood (Testimonies, vol 5, p 94-95).
1882 - Many to loose eternal life (Testimonies, vol 5, p 49). Assimilating to world (Testimonies, vol 5, p 64, 
190). Following same path as Israel (Testimonies, vol 5, p 94). Ministers corrupt (Testimonies, vol 5, p 78). Church corrupt (Testimonies, vol 5, p 79). Prevailing spirit is apostasy (Testimonies, vol 5, p 79). Warning of church becoming an harlot (Review and Herald, vol 1, p 337-338).
1883 - All given opportunity to manifest true spirit (Selected Messages, book 3, p 414).
1885 - Greater failure seen in SDA's than was seen in Jewish church. Terrible amount of guilt responsible
for. Light being withheld (Testimonies, vol 5, p 456-457).
1886 - Repent of candlestick removed (Review and Herald, vol 2, p 89-90). Internal corruptions to destroy 
church like Jerusalem (Selected Messages, book 2, p 378). God's true church not to fall
(Selected Messages, book 2, p 380). Message to awake from the dead (Selected Messages, book 2, p 382).
1887 - Whole church never revivable. More to fear from within than from world. Satan plans to never
awaken to true condition. Deceptions abound (Review and Herald, vol 2, p 121-122).
1888 - If proclaim third angel's message, then receive Latter Rain. General Conference meeting held at 
Minneapolis. Latter Rain rejected (Selected Messages, book 1, p 234-235; Testimonies to Ministers, p 468). Light kept from people (Review and Herald, vol 2, p 266).
1889 - God's rebuke upon church (Testimonies, vol 5, p 719). Human wisdom exalted (Testimonies, vol 5,
p 707). Most dangerous snares to come from own brethren (Testimonies, vol 5, p 477).
1890 - Satan to work through leadership (Selected Messages, book 1, p 407). Confederating with world 
(Testimonies to Ministers, p 462-463). Reproof rejected (Testimonies to Ministers, p 465). Same evil spirit from Minneapolis active (Testimonies to Ministers, p 467). Baal is the choice of
many (Testimonies to Ministers, p 467-468). Sacred trusts betrayed (Testimonies to Ministers, p 471). Lack of moral and spiritual power throughout conferences. Greatest evils in largest churches. Church has fallen (Review and Herald, vol 2, p 453)!
1891 - Warning if unite with world, the church would become Babylon (Testimonies to Ministers, p 265)! 
Satan's image upon work (Testimonies to Ministers, p 277).
1892 - Warning to cease to depend upon pastors and teachers for the truth (Manuscript Release #1200, p
11--Letter 19d, Sept 1, 1892).
1893 - Professed SDA's to be brought down to hell, and church to be ruins (Review and Herald, vol 3,
p 69). Warning of false teachers in church (Review and Herald, vol 5, p 9).
1894 - Many to stand in church pulpits with the hellish torch of Satan. Faithful ministers to be removed 
(Testimonies to Ministers, p 409-410). Distance to papacy lessening (Signs of the Times, vol 3, p 99). God's truth misrepresented. People asleep. God is dishonored (Review and Herald, vol 3, p 173-176).
1895 - Warning that soon many to loose eternal life (Testimonies to Ministers, p 97). General Conference
to control all institutions. General Conference becoming corrupt (Testimonies to Ministers, p 359). 
Following in the track of Romanism (Testimonies to Ministers, p 362).
1896 - Warning not to respect voice of General Conference (Spalding and Magan Collection, p 35--Letter
81, May 31, 1896). Evil spirit of Minneapolis still cherished by General Conference (Testimonies
to Ministers, p 76), and will continue to be cherished (Spalding and Magan Collection, p 35).
General Conference not to be as God to the people (Spalding and Magan Collection, p 35). Warning not to lower the importance of the Sabbath (Selected Messages, book 2, p 384-385). History of Jewish nation to be repeated in SDA church (Selected Messages, book 2, p 111).
1897 - Many will give heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils (Selected Messages, book 2, p 392).
Rebellion and apostasy in very midst of church (Selected Messages, book 2, p 394). True SDA's
to denounce as such (Selected Messages, book 2, p 395). Those who apostatize voice words of the dragon (Selected Messages, book 2, p 395). Unbelief is established (Selected Messages, book 2, p 147). God's faithful ministers being removed (Testimonies to Ministers, p 410). Warning that Jerusalem became Babylon (Selected Messages, book 3, p 417).
1898 - If continue disobedience than Jerusalem represents SDA church. Christ weeps (Testimonies, vol 8,
p 67-68). Cause of Christ to be betrayed (Review and Herald, vol 3, p 571).
1899 - God's Sabbath to be given up if church unites in politics and with world (Signs of the Times, vol 4, p 
77). Church unites in politics and with the papacy (SDA Bible Commentary, vol 4, p 1168-1169)!
1900 - Church unites with the world (Testimonies, vol 8, p 118-119; This Day With God, p 28; Christ’s
Object Lessons, p 315-316; Last Day Events from the Letters and Manuscripts of EG White, p 55--Manuscript 44, 1900).
1901 - General Conference no longer as voice of God to SDA people (1901 General Conference Bulletin,
p 25). Latter Rain rejected again! Leaders told God's Spirit to go away, and that they would call for Him when they wanted Him (Battle Creek Letters, p 55-56--Letter 123, Aug 5, 1902 [reference back to 1901]).
1902 - SDA's have been humiliated by leadership. Departed from landmarks and faith. Not to depend on 
them (Battle Creek Letters, p 53--Letter 128, July 6, 1902).
1903 - SDA church denounced as harlot of Babylon (Testimonies, vol 8, p 247-250). Many lost eternal life 
(Upward Look, p 301). Satan to reform church, through leadership, in series of apostasy
(Selected Messages, book 1, p 204-205). Very elect to be deceived if possible (Special Testimonies, Series B#7, p 6--Nov 27, 1903).
1904 - Some leadership under guidance of evil angels (Special Testimonies, Series B#2, p 19--June,
1904). God condemns them (Special Testimonies, Series B#2, p 24). True SDA's not to follow leadership (Special Testimonies, Series B#2, p 8-9--July 25, 1904), but must speak out and expose deceptions (Special Testimonies, Series B#2, p 15--July 24, 1904).
1905 - Traitors among SDA's (Special Testimonies, Series B#&, p 15--Nov 20, 1905). Christ calls God's
true people to come out and be separate (Special Testimonies, Series B#7, p 63-64--Nov, 1905). If accept false theories, then apostasy from the truth occurs (Selected Messages, book 2, 290).
1906 - Spirit of wickedness at work in church to make void the law of God (Paulson Collection, p 60--July 4, 
1906).
1907 - False theories accepted (Selected Messages, book 2, p 397). Apostasy occurs (Selected
Messages, book 3, p 408), so Series of Apostasy begun.
1908 - Satan more active than ever to trap souls (Review and Herald, vol 5, p 468).
1909 - Pay being withheld from workers who will not go along with Conference. Call to break bands and 
fetters of church. A false experience coming in to control minds (Testimonies to Ministers, p 477-481).
1913 - Men and institutions departing from God's principles, and failing to do the very work which God 
ordained should be done (Southern Union Worker, Oct 16, 1913).
1949 - Review and Herald requests that Elder D.E. Rebok revise Bible Readings for the Home Circle, 
deleting twice that Christ came in sinful flesh (compare with 1916 edition p 174). Regarding this issue see Desire of Ages p 49; Selected Messages, book 1, p 408; Great Controversy, p 421-22, 429; Manuscript 50, 1900.
1955 - SDA leadership repudiated Seventh-day Sabbath keeping as a basis for salvation to Martin and 
Barnhouse. On this issue see SDA Bible Commentary, vol 7, p 970; Testimonies, vol 6, p 350; Counsels to Writers and Editors, p 94-95; Special Testimonies, Series B#2, p 51.
1957 - In Questions On Doctrine by the Review and Herald Press, on p 381, it is denied that Jesus is our
High Priest atoning for us now in the Most Holy Place of the heavenly sanctuary. It states that "He had already obtained it for us on the cross." M.L. Andreasen was disfellowshipped for objecting to Questions On Doctrine.
1966 - In Ministry Magazine of March, 1966, Leroy Froom states: "Today the old largely negative
approach--emphasizing chiefly the things wherein we differ from all other religious groups--is past, definitely past." Also in the same magazine in June, 1966, Howard Weeks states: "If in expectation of a larger prophetic role amid these trends Adventists should gird up their evangelistic lions they would find themselves in step with other evangelicals who share their concern...The Adventist church today is better prepared to make common cause with these other evangelicals than at any previous time in its history....The denomination is more definitely oriented than ever to the historic evangelical concepts....The heavy, sometimes bellicose, emphasis on the law and the Sabbath in times past undoubtedly struck more raw nerves...in contrast today, with a clear assert of the denomination's evangelical heritage...a new era of evangelistic emphasis and membership growth..."
1969 - The Autumn Council, as reported in Review and Herald, Dec 18, 1969, voted that 
"Whereas...voted...departmental plans...to create a public image...set salvation within the reach of the multitudes...to place emphasis on the noncontroversial truths shared in common with all Christianity."
1971 - Review and Herald publishes Movement of Destiny, by Leroy Froom, in which he states: "He (Christ) 
was perfect in His humanity, but He was none-the-less God; and His conception in His incarnation was overshadowed by the Holy Spirit so that He did not partake of the fallen, sinful nature of other men." Regarding this issue see Desire of Ages, p 117; SDA Bible Commentary, vol 7, p 929; Review and Herald, vol 1, p 143; Spirit of Prophecy, vol 2, p 39.
1975 - General Conference President--Neal C. Wilson--states under oath in Court: "Although it is true that 
there was a period in the life of the Seventh-day Adventist church when the denomination took a 
distinctly anti-Roman Catholic viewpoint, and the term 'hierarchy' was used in a pejorative sense to refer to the papal form of church governance, that attitude on the church's part was nothing more than a manifestation of widespread anti-popery among conservative protestant denominations in the early part of this century and the latter part of the last, and which has now been consigned to the historical trash heap so far as the Seventh-day Adventist church is concerned." Reply Brief for the Defendant, p 4, case #C-74-2025 CBR. March 30, 1975. In 1985, Neal Wilson denied ever making such a statement. He states: "Our position is not changed. But our work is not to denounce the Roman Catholic church. We speak the truth and let the truth do the cutting. We have not consigned anything to the 'trash heap,' as one publication has charged. We are not watering down or diluting the message. I regret that statements get into print that do not give an accurate picture." Pacific Union Recorder, Feb 18, 1985. (See Testimonies, vol 5, p 94-95 regarding perjury, and Testimonies to Ministers, p 304).
1977 - Samuel Bacchiocchi wrote From Sabbath To Sunday. In this book, he refers to Sunday as being
the Lord's day 51 times in the first 160 pages. (Regarding this issue, see Testimonies, vol 6, p 128; The Sanctified Life, p 74). On page 360 of Bacchiocchi's book, he states that the moral Sabbath was nailed to the cross. On page 163 he calls the moral Sabbath a Jewish institution, and on page 368 he calls the moral Sabbath ceremonial, and a shadow on page 356 and 369. (Regarding these issues, see Selected Messages, book 2, p 147-153).

1982 - The Sabbath in Scripture and History, published by the Review and Herald, states on page 127 that
the "Lord's day in Rev. 1:10...[possibly] refers to an annual resurrection celebration." And in the Spectrum Magazine vol 14, #3, Edward Vick states that the sanctuary doctrine is not needed now. (See Manuscript 46, May 18, 1904; Upward Look, p 152 regarding this issue). Also the 1000 Days of Reaping was initiated to bring in 1,000,000 new SDA's by lowering the standards. (See Testimonies, vol 6, p 144, 143; Spirit of Prophecy, vol 4, p 42-45 (Testimonies, vol 2, p 439-440 applies this to SDA's); Testimonies to Ministers, p 409-410; Spirit of Prophecy, vol 4, p 46; Special Testimonies, Series B#7, p 55; Special Testimonies, Series B#2, p 47; Selected Messages, book 3, p 412; Upward Look, p 88).
1984 - 1300 Hungarian SDA's were disfellowshipped for protesting against the church's membership in the 
National Council of Free Churches. (See Testimonies to Ministers, p 79-80 about this. And for more on the SDA church's involvement with the World Council of Churches, read The World
Council of Churches and the SDA Church). Also the Ministry Magazine of Nov, 1984, on page 22 states; "In 1888 the direction of the Adventist church took an upward turn at the Minneapolis ministerial presession...and the church has not been the same since. "The 1985 World Ministers Council follows in the tradition of 1888." Ellen white stated about the church in 1888 that "The facts concerning the read condition of the professed people of God, speak more loudly than their profession, and make it evident that some power has cut the cable that anchored them to the Eternal Rock and they are drifting away to sea without chart and compass." Review and Herald, July 24, 1888. Ellen White also states; "In 1888 in the General Conference held at Minneapolis, Minn., the angel of Revelation 18 came down to do his work, and was ridiculed, criticized and rejected. And when the message he brings again, swells into a loud cry, it will again be ridiculed, spoken against and be rejected by the majority," E.G. White in "Taking Up A Reproach" cited in Some History, Some Experience, and Some Facts, p 1, by A.T. Jones.
1986 - The British Union Conference of SDA's upholds the British Sunday Trading Laws.
1989 - In the NAD guidelines for "Homecoming Emphasis During Year of Evangelism" on p 37, lines
30-35, it states the General Conferences' desire that every SDA pastor in the North American Division be trained in Neuro-Linguistic Programming hypnosis, and that 200 SDA pastors have already been certified as trainers. In Selected Messages, book 2, 351, God tells us that when we see this, we are "near the close of probation."
1990 - Celebration enters the church and continues to spread, and in Selected Messages, book 2, p 336, 
God tells us that when we see this, we are "just before the close of probation." Also on the cover of the August issue of Ministry Magazine, depicts the coming of the false Christ which they claim is the real Jesus. This picture is also loaded with occultic symbols and claimed by SDA leadership to be a great evangelistic tool in poster form.
1991 - Becoming a Master Student, by David Ellis, is required reading in most SDA colleges. It is Eastern 
mystical spiritualism. Also The Cast, by Andrews University Seminary Pre-Year Book Staff, is illustrated with Roman Catholic art work throughout, and which Ellen White strongly objected to (see Manuscript Release #663, Letter 81a, Dec 20, 1897).
1990's - 2000's - SDA periodicals, especially the children's magazines, continues to be loaded with New 
Age, occultic, and satanic signs and symbols hidden, and not so hidden, in the artwork. Also personality typing (sanguine, choleric, phlegmatic, melancholy, and etc.) continues to be popular, and is derived from Babylonian astrology.
1980's - 2000's - Pagan Easter Sunrise Services at SDA churches.
1980's - 2000's - Sunday Services at SDA churches. In fact, in 1867 Ellen White foresaw the SDA church. 
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).  
becoming Catholic! (see Testimonies, vol 1, p 578). And in the Adventist Review of March 5, 1981, on page 3, Neal Wilson states: "...there is another universal and truly catholic organization, the Seventh-day Adventist Church."

If Ellen G. White was not to retract one word of the message she had borne, why have SDA leaders taken the licence to retract large portions of the message she bore in The Great Controversy? The omission of entire chapters from Ellen White’s book, The Great Controversy,makes the result a book of a new order, as “ordered” by new movement, new organization Seventh-day Adventist leaders.

 

According to the Conference, the new book “The Great Hope” is “an 11-chapter abridged version of The Great Controversy by Ellen G. White (formatted by the E. G. White Estate)” and “An initiative led by the General Conference President, Ted N. C. Wilson.” Taken from: http://www.nadadventist.org/article/699/resources/the-great-hope-project

 

This abridged version omits much important material egall of the sections about the Papacy being the beast of Revelation. The prevailing opinion today is that the Catholic church is no longer the same as it was which was outlined by Loren Seibold in his controversial article called “Letting Catholics off the Hook.”  http://www.thethirdangelsmessage.com/catholics_off_hook.php

 

Sabbath a Distinguishing Mark

 

Secret deals have also apparently been made between church leaders of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, and also Protestant church leaders and Catholic’s saying “it had been agreed that the Seventh-day Adventist Church would tone down its public presentations of the Bible Sabbath.”
http://www.sdadefend.com/MINDEX-C/Secret-interchurch.pdf

 

This is a serious matter for those who claim to still stand for the pillars of our faith.

 

The Sabbath was said to be a distinguishing mark between God’s people and the other nations or denominations.

 

“No other institution which was committed to the Jews tended so fully to distinguish them from surrounding nations as did the Sabbath. God designed that its observance should designate them as his worshipers. It was to be a token of their separation from idolatry, and their connection with the true God. But in order to keep the Sabbath holy, men must themselves by holy. Through faith they must become partakers of the righteousness of Christ. When the command was given to Israel, “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy,” the Lord said also to them, “Ye shall be holy men unto Me.”[4 EX. 20:8; 22:31.] Only thus could the Sabbath distinguish Israel as the worshipers of God. (Ellen White, Desire of Ages, page 283)

 

It would seem that at least some are trying to blur the lines between the people of God, and the world.

 

Rome Doesn’t Change

 

“Rome never changes. She claims infallibility. It is Protestantism that will change” (Ellen G. White, Review and Herald, June 1, 1886).

 

“The Lord has pronounced a curse upon those who take from or add to the Scriptures. The great I AM has decided what shall constitute the rule of faith and doctrine, and he has designed that the Bible shall be a household book. The church that holds to the word of God is irreconcilably separated from Rome. Protestants were once thus apart from this great church of apostasy, but they have approached more nearly to her, and are still in the path of reconciliation to the Church of Rome. Rome never changes. Her principles have not altered in the least. She has not lessened the breach between herself and Protestants; they have done all the advancing. But what does this argue for the Protestantism of this day? It is the rejection of Bible truth which makes men approach to infidelity. It is a backsliding church that lessens the distance between itself and the Papacy.  {ST, February 19, 1894 par. 4}

 

greathope2.jpgConsigning anti-Roman Catholic viewpoint to the Historical Trash Heap

 

Regarding the book “The Great Hope” which many are calling “The Great Controversy” including pastor Ted Wilson which is also an “initiative led by… Ted Wilson”, this version of The Great Controversyhas many chapters missing in it, especially the ones regarding the Papacy.  It also has chapters changed and edited with stuff added to it.  This book was a book we understood to be inspired by God.  Where then do we get the right to add or take away from it?

 

“The clergy will put forth almost superhuman efforts to shut away the light lest it should shine upon their flocks. By every means at their command they will endeavor to suppress the discussion of these vital questions.”(GC 607)

 

What means at their command do they use.  Ted Wilson’s father, Neal C. Wilson once gave the following testimony under oath in a Federal Court in San Francisco:

 

“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, and which has now been consigned to the historical trash heap so far as the Seventh-day Adventist Church is concerned.” (Neal C. Wilson, past president of the Seventh-day Adventist General Conference)

 

Is that statement evidence that there is an “effort to shut away the light” regarding the Papacy and other issues? Neal C. Wilson “used means at his command to suppress discussion of these vital questions” and basically “consigned” the “anti-popery” questions and talk in The Great Controversy “to the historical trash heap”.

 

Many Adventists are calling the distribution of this book, The Great Hope, a “reformation” and “revival,” while everything about the reformation was deleted out of the book.

 

Do the words of Elder Ted Wilson and his works seem to contradict?  See the following open letter to Ted Wilson for much more on this:
http://www.thethirdangelsmessage.com/open_letter_ted_wilson

 

Notice carefully the following account, which I believe can only be seen and understood with spiritual eyes.

 

“. . .That night I dreamed that I was in Battle Creek looking out from the side glass at the door and saw a company marching up to the house, two and two.  They looked stern and determined.  I knew them well and turned to open the parlor door to receive them, but thought I would look again.  The scene was changed.  The company now presented the appearance of a Catholic procession.  One bore in his hand a cross, another a reed (learn the meaning of these symbols).  And as they approached, the one carrying a reed made a circle around the house, saying three times: ‘This house is proscribed.  The goods must be confiscated.  They have spoken against our holy order.’  Terror seized me, and I ran through the house, out of the north door, and found myself in the midst of a company, some of whom I knew, but I dared not speak a word to them for fear of being betrayed.  I tried to seek a retired spot where I might weep and pray without meeting eager, inquisitive eyes wherever I turned.  I repeated frequently: ‘If I could only understand this!  If they will tell me what I have said or what I have done!’  I wept and prayed much as I saw our goods confiscated.  I tried to read sympathy or piety for me in the looks of those around me, and marked the countenances of several whom I thought would speak to me and comfort me if they did not fear that they would be observed by others.  I made one attempt to escape from the crowd, but seeing that I was watched, I concealed my intentions.  I commenced weeping aloud, and saying: ‘If they would only tell me what I have done or what I have said!’  My husband, who was sleeping in a bed in the same room, heard me weeping aloud and awoke me.  My pillow was wet with tears, and a sad depression of spirits was upon me.” Testimonies, Vol. 1, p. 578.

 

One could safely conclude that based on the issues involving the trademarking of the name, taking others to court, and using tithe to do so, views on the Sabbath, as well as abortions and other practices in the hospitals, that the following statement by the Spirit of Prophecy can be said to be true today:

 

“Yet we hear that the voice of the conference is the voice of God.  Every time I have heard this, I have thought it was almost blasphemy.  The voice of the Conference ought to be the voice of God, but it is not, because some in connection with it are not men of faith and prayer, they are not men of elevated principle.  There is not a seeking of God with the whole heart; there is not a realization of the terrible responsibility that rests upon those in this institution to mold and fashion the minds after the divine similitude.” Manuscript 37, p. 8. April, 1901.

 

Why is it that the conference is no longer the voice of God in my opinion?  They have CHANGED GODS (Jeremiah 2:11 "my people have exchanged their glorious God for worthless idols." The trinity of 3 gods) Because they have created a “new organization” with “books of a new order”.  This organization is “built on sand” and is only a counterfeit of God’s house built on the rock.

 

“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 REORGANIZATIONWere 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 COUNTED AS ERROR. A new organization would be established. BOOKS OF A NEW ORDER WOULD BE WRITTEN. A system of intellectual philosophy would be introduced. The founders of this system would go into the cities, and do a wonderful work. The Sabbath of course, would be lightly regarded, as also the God who created it. NOTHING WOULD BE ALLOWED TO STAND IN THE WAY OF THE NEW MOVEMENT. THE LEADERS would teach that virtue is better than vice, but God being removed, they WOULD PLACE THEIR DEPENDENCE ON HUMAN POWER, which, without God, is worthless. Their foundation would be built on the sand, and storm and tempest would sweep away the structure.” E. G. White, Selected Messages Book 1-Page 204, 205. [All emphasis supplied]


Here is a little hope in one direction: Take the young men and women, and place them where they will come as little in contact with our churches as possible, that the low grade of piety which is current in this day shall not leaven their ideas of what it means to be a Christian. 12MR 333.

My greatest wish is to walk on the streets of gold with you and with our husband JESUS! I want to sit at the feet of my soon to be husband. I was married to him via baptism into his blood sacrifice - to be baptized into HIS death and resurrected life on August 2, 2014.

This baptism is my marriage to the LAMB of GOD which taketh away the sin of the world! Then we are on our way to the GOSPEL FEAST where we will live in the sight of a holy God, like Queen Esther lived in the sight of the King, when he held out the golden scepter to her. Jesus is the golden scepter that God holds out to us - to reconcile us back to himself through His only Son's sacrifice. 

"At that day you shall know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you." John 14:20 

John 3:5 (KJV) "Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and
of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God."

"As Christ was twice born, once in eternity, the only begotten of the Father, and again here in the flesh, thus uniting the divine with the human in that second birth, so we, who have been born once already in the flesh, are to have the second birth, being born again of the Spirit, in order that our experience may be the same, the human and the divine being joined in a life union." W.W. PRESCOTT Review and Herald, April 14, 1896 p. 232.

"He was born of the Holy Ghost. In other words, Jesus Christ was born again. He came from heaven, GOD's first- born, to the earth, and was born again, But all in Christ's work goes by opposites for us: he, the sinless one, was made to be sin, in order that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. He, the living one, the prince and author of life, died that we might live. He whose goings forth have been from the days of eternity, the first-born of GOD, was born again, in order that we might be born again." A.T. JONES

"If Jesus Christ had never been born again, could you and I have ever been born again? No. But he was born again, from the world of righteousness into the world of sin; that we might be born again, from the world of sin into the world of righteousness. He was born again, and was made partaker of the human nature, that we might be born again, and so made partakers of the divine nature. He was born again, unto earth, unto sin, and unto man, that we might be born again unto heaven, unto righteousness, and unto God." Review and Herald, Aug. 1, 1899 (Lessons on Faith p. 154.)


A must read article for every “Great Controversy” reader

Popes in The Great Controversy

 

Professed Seventh-day Adventists’ throw stones to the Catholic popes while they bow down to the Adventist popes. Professed Seventh-day Adventists’ fight against the Catholic popes while they protect the Adventist popes. Professed Seventh-day Adventists’ distribute The Great Controversy as a sword against the Catholic popes while they pay money to feed the Adventist popes.

 

It is a great misunderstanding of the message of the book Great Controversy that our explanation immediately takes our focus on the Roman Catholic popes. And we feel an earnest duty to stand against that throne. But it is a wrong attempt.

 

The Great Controversy speaks not only against a single person or a single throne, but a system called papal power. Yes, the Roman Catholic pope is sitting at the supreme throne of this power but there are lot more thrones & popes in this system.  Our fight against the papal power will not bring any success unless we start it from our nearest papal office. We must battle against the local popes in order to move towards the supreme pope.

 

What is papal power? Any power that establishes human authority in God’s church is a papal power. Any power that limits God’s church is a papal power. Any power that says, “thus said the committee/policy/church” instead of “thus said the God” is a papal power.

 

Seventh-day Adventist church is filled with human authorities who bind God’s people under restrictions. They do their best to discipline the members who speak against them or challenge their authority.  They practice power, speak strong, play evil and take drastic actions in order to frighten the brethren and keep them under control.

 

We Seventh-day Adventists take lot of efforts to warn the people against the Roman papal system; we spend lot of money to print the Great Controversy and distributing it against the Roman papal system; but we are so humble to the papal power existing among us. We keep our mouths shut off against our leaders who are sitting in the papal thrones.

 

How to identify a pope? Sister White said: “the popular ministry, like the Pharisees of old, filled with anger as their authority is questioned, will denounce the message as of Satan and stir up the sin-loving multitudes to revile and persecute those who proclaim it.”  {GC 606.2}

 

Popes are ready to sacrifice everything except their authority. They are ready to set every good example except denying their royal thrones. Power/authority is their great weakness. And in order to keep the power they are ready to do anything.

 

Challenge the authority of the leaders; Question their powers. And you will find the real persons within. The popes will unveil their mask and stand against you.

 

Martin Luther, John Wickliffe and other reformers- all they moved against the papal powers of their own churches. They don’t fight against the powers of others’ church. They don’t fight against some foreign authority.

 

But what we Seventh-day Adventists are doing? We are fighting against the Roman popes while some popes are enjoying within our communions.

 

There are many popes in the SDA church; from the local congregation to the General Conference.All are hungry for authority & throne. A great papal chain is ruling the world wide SDA church. Papal thrones have been established in every levels of administration. Who is moving against these powers? Who is interpreting the Great Controversy to identify the papal power within the SDA church and calling people to destroy it?

 

Remember, the Roman Pope might changed the forth commandment, but the SDA popes are changing other commandments. They are forcing people to compromise their principles and conscious. They are holding peoples’ speaking right. They are blocking the pulpits. They are restricting people to enter in worship houses and in God’s premises. They are calling the world in the church & playing dirty politics. – These evil acts may not change the forth commandment, but surely changing the other commandments.

 

Seventh-day Adventist Church cannot be the Remnant church by keeping only the forth commandment while stumbling in other commandments. Bible says clearly: “For whoever shall keep the whole law, and yet stumble in one point, he is guilty of all.” (James 2:10)

 

Therefore, let us stand against the Papal powers within our church first, before pointing the Roman Catholic Church. (Martein Rana Mondal) Servant of God


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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“In amazement they hear the testimony that Babylon is the (SDA) church, fallen because of her errors and sins, because of her rejection of the truth sent to her from heaven.” GC 606. Also see Luke Chapter 10.

Like the Sabbath School, where the quarterly editor boasts:  “I told them they ought to be Roman Catholics." (Clifford Goldstein,reference)  His product is carefully studied in Adventist churches around the globe, and has had its designed effect:

"As the work progressed, the papal leaders and their converts encountered the primitive Christians. A striking contrast was presented. The latter were simple, humble, and Scriptural in character, doctrine, and manners, while the former manifested the superstition, pomp, and arrogance of popery. The emissary of Rome demanded that these Christian churches acknowledge the supremacy of the sovereign pontiff."  (Ellen White, The Great Controversy, p 63)

“The Society of Jesus was founded by Ignatius Loyola and approved by Pope Paul III in 1540. It offered total obedience to the papacy and was prominent in the effort to recover ground lost to the church by the Reformation” (Jesuits, A Dictionary of British History, edited by John Cannon, Oxford University Press): 

“I told them they ought to be Roman Catholics."
 (Clifford Goldstein, Religious Edict of 1 Sep 2011, 

http://spectrummagazine.org/blog/2011/08/29/ricardo-graham-re-elected-concerns-expressed) “He is a leading figure in the Seventh-day Adventist denomination”. (Clifford Goldstein, Wikipedia)

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HE'S IN CHARGE OF GENERAL CONFERENCE THEOLOGY 

“I edit the Adult Sabbath School Bible Study Guides (the “Quarterly”), the official denominational teaching publication for the world SDA Church; the publisher is the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.” (Clifford Goldstein, Graffiti in the Holy of Holies: An Impassioned Response to Recent Attacks on the Sanctuary and Ellen White, Pacific Press Publishing, 2003, p 12)

















Feet of Iron & Clay (A.D. 476) Revived "New" Roman Empire mingling Church-craft & State-craft weakening all churches, with an Image or copy/likeness to the Beast’s doctrines whose wound was healed. "The image to the beast represents ANOTHER religious body clothed with similar powers." The Story of Redemption, p. 381.2. Another church with similar hierarchical structure to the Catholic church. "...there is ANOTHER universal and TRULY CATHOLIC ORGANIZATION, the SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH." AR 3/5/81, p. 3 “In amazement they hear the testimony that Babylon is the (SDA) church, fallen because of her errors and sins, because of her rejection of the truth sent to her from heaven.” (GC 606. Lk 10:12-15, Rev 2:9;3:9, EW15, Our Father Cares, Page 336) The trinity of gods doctrine “is not found expressly stated in the scriptures.” (AR 8/20/93 P-8) “Only by faith can we accept the existence of the Trinity." AR, Vol. 158, No. 31, p. 4. The ten toes represent 10 Kings/Kingdoms, United Nations divided into 10 regions. The Stone smites the Feet (1844 - 2nd Advent) (iron mixed with clay) because they represent Laodiceans who have mingles churchcraft and statecraft & are spewed out foolish virgins, "professed" Christians who have mingled with heathen Paganism, the traditions of men. (GC 1888, p. 480.1) “Today we hesitate to claim we’re the remnant; but as for Laodicea, that’s us! Us alone!” Aventist Review, August 28, 2008, p 5. Name of philosophical idols (intellectual conception of God) worshiped during this time frame: "God the Father", "God the Son", "God the Holy Spirit", the "mystery" trinity of gods of Revelation 17:5. having a form of godliness but denying its power 2 Timothy 3:5


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


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


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

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

Exodus from Babylon & Egypt's heathen trinity of gods (OSIRIS, HORUS, ISIS) back-slidden Israel worshiped  (BAAL, TAMMUZ, ASHTORETH) modern backslidden Adventists worship a tritheistic philosophical intellectual idol despite being warned against such in (Col. 2:8, 2 Cor. 11:4 & Luke 10:12-16) called Biblical sounding names today to deceive even the very elect of God IF it were possible: ("God the Father", "God the Son", "God the Holy Spirit") correlates to the last warning message to another Exit/Exodus from all churches to JOIN the Bridegrooms procession going to the marriage supper who proclaim the last 3 angles messages, exalt the Ten Commandments & 7th day Sabbath and worship one God like the 144,000 and Christ the Son of God..

 Foundation of Wood, Hay & Stubble.  Luke 10:12-16: 12 But I say unto you, that it shall be more tolerable in that day for Sodom, than for that city. 13 Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works had been done in Tyre and Sidon, which have been done in you, they had a great while ago repented, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. 14 But it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the judgment, than for you. 15 "And thou, Capernaum [Seventh-day Adventists, who have had great light], which art exalted unto heaven [in point of privilege], shalt be brought down to hell: for if the mighty works, which have been done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day. But I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee." E.G.W., RH, vol. 3, p. 69, col. 3. 

Dwight K. Nelson - The Jesuit Agenda at Andrews University

Pastor Nelson was the keynote speak at GYC 2011, where he issued the invitation: "Come to Andrews University". (Dwight Nelson, Sabbath Morning Sermon, GYC Houston, 31 Dec 2011) That way the youth can get their hands on quality books from the Andrews bookstore like "The History of Catholicism is the history of Christian faith.Anthony E. Gilles traces its development -- from its beginnings in hushed gatherings within the Roman Empire to its current size and influence ... It details centuries ofcrucial turning points, from the development of apostolic succession to the implementation of the reforms of Vatican II."http://search.barnesandnoble.com/People-of-God/Anthony-E-Gilles/e/9780867163636 (photo from Andrews University Bookstore)

That's the school which features THST627, a course on Roman Catholic Life & Thought. (Andrews University Seminary Hallclassroom schedule pictured at left)

The school which exposes Adventist scholars to the latest trends in Roman Catholic theology. (picture at right from the James White Library, Andrews University)

But does all this Roman Catholic indoctrination really have an effect on the Adventist seminary students and professors?

"The harm that results to the workers from handling matter of an objectionable character is too little realized. Their attention is arrested and their interest aroused by the subject matter with which they are dealing. Sentences are imprinted in the memory. Thoughts are suggested. Almost unconsciously the reader is influenced by the spirit of the writer" (Ellen White, Testimonies for the Church, vol. 7, p 203), and now many Adventist theologians feel more at home in Roman Catholic cathedrals than Adventist churches:

"Let me admit it: I love the dark, brooding majesty of cathedrals".  (Bill Knott, Why We Build, Adventist World, Feb 2013)

Clifford Goldstein “is a leading figure in the Seventh-day Adventist denomination. (Clifford Goldstein, Wikipedia)  He's immersed himself in Roman Catholic literature.

And he's been "influenced by the spirit of the writer" (per Ellen White, Testimonies for the Church, vol. 7, p 203)?

Of course he has:  “I told them they ought to be Roman Catholics." (Clifford Goldstein,reference)

The Seminary program has effectively stalled Adventist evangelism in North America, since"We cannot be complete in Christ and yet be ready to grasp those things that come from the so-called great men of the earth, and place their wisdom before the wisdom of the greatest Teacher the world has ever known. To seek knowledge from such sources is represented in the word as seeking to drink from broken cisterns that can hold no water." (Ellen White, Testimonies for the Church, vol. 7, p 203)

"For a thousand years and more prior to the Reformation, Catholicism dominated the religious scene.  Though the church contained many precious seekers after truth, its system plunged the world into spiritual darkness.  Why?  Because it was based on the philosophy that sinners could in some way purchase grace" (Bill Liversidge, Victory in Jesus, Creative Media Ministries, 2007, p 57):

Stan Jensen is selling memberships in the 144,000 for money. ("HONORARY Citizenships still $1, limit of 144,000" (Stan Jensen, The August 2012 Decree, Adventistan.com, 16 Aug 2012)).  With pricing like this, Elder Jensen has collected a tidy fortune.  "This was supplied by the doctrine of indulgences.  The people were also taught that by the payment of money to the church they might free themselves from sin, and also release the souls of their deceased friends who were confined in the tormenting flames. By such means did Rome fill her coffers". (Ellen White, The Great Controversy, p 59)

"Under various disguises the Jesuits worked their way into offices". (Ellen White, The Great Controversy, p 235)  "On Tuesday, February 7, the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Canada (SDACC) elected Stanley Jensen as its Communication director." (SDACC Appoints Communication Director, Ontario Conference News, 16 Feb 2012)

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

Hosea 4:1 (KJV) "Hear the word of the LORD, ye children of Israel: for the LORD hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land."

We are not to receive the words of those who come with a message that contradicts the special points of our faith. They gather together a mass of Scripture, and pile it as proof around their asserted theories. This has been done over and over again during the past fifty years. And while the Scriptures are God's word, and are to be respected, the application of them, if such application moves one pillar from the foundation that God has sustained these last fifty years, is a great mistake. He who makes such an application knows not the wonderful demonstration of the Holy Spirit that gave power and force to the past messages that have come to the people of God.--- Preach the Word, p.5(1905)  Selected Messages Vol 1, pg. 161 {CW 32}


"What are the chambers 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

"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 DAYSAgain the voice of God is heard in a message of warning, bidding His people separate themselves from the prevailing iniquity." Patriarchs and Prophets, p 166.

The saints then will be an obscure people little KNOWN to the Catholics." Spalding and Magan Collection, p. 1.5 


"I know from the light that God has given me that there should be a revival of the messages that have been given in the past, because men will seek to bring in new theories, and will try to prove that these theories are scriptural, whereas they are error, which, if allowed a place, will undermine faith in the truth. We are not to accept these suppositions and pass them along as truth. No, no; we must not move from the platform of truth on which we have been established." {UL 199 Ellen White}

"Not one pin is to be removed from that which the Lord has established. The enemy will bring in false theories… there will be a departing from the faith. Where shall we find safety unless it be in the truths that the Lord has been giving for the last fifty years?" {Ellen White RH, May 25, 1905 par. 28}

Jeremiah 6:16
"Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein."

Hosea 4:6
"My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children."

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

TVol. 8, page 294, “The hypnotic influence of Satan will rest upon those who turn from the plain word of God to pleasing fables.  It is those who have had the most light that Satan most assiduously seeks to ensnare. The enemy is trying to divert minds from preparing to stand in these last days."

"The days are fast approaching when there will be great perplexity and confusion. Satan, clothed in angel robes, will deceive, if possible, the very elect. There will be gods many and lords many. Every wind of doctrine will be blowing. Those who have rendered supreme homage to "science falsely so called" will not be the leaders then. Those who have trusted to intellect, genius, or talent will not then stand at the head of rank and file. They did not keep pace with the light. Those who have proved themselves unfaithful will not then be entrusted with the flock5T 080

"The Leading points of our faith as we hold them today were firmly establishedPoint after point was clearly defined, and all the brethren came into harmony. The whole company of believers were united in the truth. There were those who came in with strange doctrines, but we were never afraid to meet them.  {E.G. White, Manuscript Releases Volume 3, p. 413. 1903}

“In the future, deception of every kind is to arise, and we want solid ground for our feet. We want solid pillars for the building.Not one pin is to be removed from that which the Lord has established. The enemy will bring in false theories, such as the doctrine that there is no sanctuary. This is one of the points on which there will be a departing from the faith. Where shall we find safety unless it be in the truths that the Lord has been giving for the last fifty years? {Ellen White, Advent Review and Sabbath Herald, May 5, 1905}

“When men come in who would move one pin or pillar from the foundation which God has established by His Holy Spirit, let the aged men who were pioneers in our work speak plainly, and let those who are dead speak also, by the reprinting of their articles in our periodicals. Gather up the rays of divine light that God has given as He has led His people on step by step in the way of truth. This truth will stand the test of time and trial.” Ms 62, 1905, p. 6 {A Warning against False Theories, May 24, 1905.} {Ellen White, 1905, Manuscript Releases Volume One, page 55}

“I have had presentations regarding the deceptions that Satan is bringing in at this time. I have been instructed that we should make prominent the testimony of some of the old workers who are now dead. Let them continue to speak through their articles as found in the early numbers of our papers. These articles should now be reprinted, that there may be a living voice from the Lord’s witnesses. The history of the early experiences in the message will be a power to withstand the masterly ingenuity of Satan’s deceptions. This instruction has been repeated recently. I must present before the people the testimonies of Bible truth, and repeat the decided messages given years ago. I desire that my sermons given at camp meetings and in churches may live and do their appointed work.—Letter 99, 1905. {Ellen White, 1905, Counsels to Writers and Editors, page 26}

When the power of God testifies as to what is truth, that truth is to stand forever as the truth. No after-suppositions, contrary to the light God has given are to be entertained. Men will arise with interpretations of Scripture which are to them truth, but which are NOT truth. The truth for this time, God has given us as a foundation for our faith. He Himself has taught us what is truth. One will arise, and still another, with new light which contradicts the light that God has given under the demonstration of His Holy Spirit. A few are still alive who passed through the experience gained in the establishment of this truth. God has graciously spared their lives to repeat and repeat till the close of their lives, the experience through which they passed even as did John the apostle till the very close of his life. And the standard- bearers who have fallen in death, are to speak through the reprinting of their writings. I am instructed that thus their voices are to be heard. They are to bear their testimony as to what constitutes the truth for this time”. Preach the Word, p. 5. {Ellen White, 1905, Counsels to Writers and Editors, pages 31, 32}


One of the most significant statements by the Seventh-day Adventist Church in recent times regarding advancement in light (???) is that of William G. Johnsson, Editor of the Adventist Review.

"Adventist beliefs have changed over the years under the impact of ‘present truth’. Most startling is the teaching regarding Jesus Christ, our Saviour and Lord. . . . the Trinitarian understanding of God, now part of our fundamental beliefs, was not generally held by the early Adventists." - Adventist Review, Jan 6, 1994. p.10.

Of such significance is this change that George Knight, Andrews University Seminary professor made the following statement in Ministry, the official Seventh-day Adventist journal for ministers:

"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." - Ministry, October 1993, p. 10.

  • Restitution Ministries (acts321.org). Sermons from an Australian group.
  • Adventist Review Perpetuates the Omega. Critique on the April 22, 1999 Adventist Review article, "Heresy or Hopeful Sign? Early Adventists' struggle with the truth about the Trinity".
  • Article by the Adventist Biblical Research Institute. Describes the history.
  • Are SDAs Advancing?.
  • Articles on Godhead/Trinity. Many articles dealing with the subject question of the Godhead and the Trinity. Presents "the Godhead" view. Especially read Understanding the Issues.
  • 100 and More Mysteries of the Trinity. by Lloyd G. Martin in PDF format. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

  • "I saw the nominal church and nominal (professed, in name only, members of SDA organization) Adventists, like Judas, would betray us to the Catholics to obtain their influence to come against the truth. The saints (the remnant) 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

    “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 our PRESENCE."—The Desire of Ages, p. 152.3.

    "All who are loyal to God and the truth must stand firmly for the right because it is right. To yoke up with those that are unconsecrated and yet be loyal to the truth, is simply an impossibility. We cannot unite with those who are serving themselves, who are working on worldly plans, and not lose our connection with the heavenly Counselor  We may recover ourselves from the snare of the enemy, but we are bruised and wounded, and our experience is dwarfed. "Know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God" (James 4:4). TDG 240.4. RH April 19, 1898, par. 8

    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.  

    Example chart showing the first names of how Satan set himself up to be worshiped after the flood, and how the names have changed and evolved over the centuries to what the gods are named today that all christendom bows down and worships in all 501c3 churches today:


     -- 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).

    "...what did the brethren in that fearful position in which they stood, reject at Minneapolis?  They rejected the latter rain, the loud cry of the third angel's message....
         "...the Spirit of the Lord was there to tell them that they were doing it, was it not?  But when they were rejecting the loud cry, the teaching righteousness; and then the Spirit of the Lord, by His prophet, stood there and told us what they were doing, what then? Oh!  Then they simply set this prophet aside with all the rest." 1893 General Conference Bulletin, p 183.  

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

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

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

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



    Prophesied 
    1867: "The company now presented the appearance of a Catholic procession." Testimonies for The Church Vol. 1 p. 578, January 29, 1867

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

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

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

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

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

    "He attacked me by saying I was treading on very dangerous ground to go against the Catholic Church or its system.
         "He told us the word Catholic means universal, and then told us he was also a Roman Catholic and that we all are Catholic." Signed Statement by Harry Kurulak and Curtis Kurulak.

     "But just think: if you were a Catholic, what time does Mass begin?  What?  6:00 a.m.  And Catholic means universal.  So you really are a Catholic--Adventist Catholic, a Roman Catholic..." Transcript of Taped Sermon by SDA pastor Gale Gabbert, November 9, 1991, p 1.

    "Some have thought it an evidence of intellectual keenness and superiority to perplex minds in regard to what is truth. They resort to subtlety of argument, to playing upon words; they take unjust advantage in asking questions. When their questions have been fairly answered, they will turn the subject [and] bring up another point to avoid acknowledging the truth. We should beware of indulging the spirit which controlled the Jews. They would not learn of Christ, because His explanation of the Scriptures did not agree with their ideas; therefore they became spies upon His track, 'laying wait for Him, and seeking to catch something out of His mouth, that they might accuse Him.' Let us not bring upon ourselves the fearful denunciation of the Saviour's words, 'Woe unto you, lawyers! for ye have taken away the key of knowledge: ye entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye hindered." Testimonies to Ministers, pp. 108,109

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

    “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.

    I guess that is why, “I saw them look up to the throne, and pray, "Father, give us Thy Spirit." Satan would then breathe upon them an unholy influence; in it there was light and much power, but no sweet love, joy, and peace. Satan's object was to keep them deceived and to draw back and deceive God's children.” {EW 56.1}

    Satan takes those prayers, and all the while the lukewarm, foolish virgin Laodiceans—all “poor, miserable, blind, and naked.”  think they are praying to God.

    We must stay close to Jesus, to ensure we don’t end up in this condition.

    I am beginning to see more clearly that the modern SDA church IS "another beast"(Rev 13:11) and fits the criteria of "another religious body" that has "two horns like a lamb", copies the first beasts doctrines and speaks LIKE the dragon. (The Antichrist is Babylon’s mouth piece. When the Antichrist speaks, it is Babylon 
    speaking - same doctrines same methods of enforcement as the first beast (Papacy).)

    In fact, in 1867 Ellen White foresaw the SDA church becoming Catholic! (see Testimonies, vol 1, p 578).  "The image to the beast represents ANOTHER religious body clothed with similar powers." The Story of Redemption, p. 381.2The Spirit of Prophecy Volume 4, p. 277.2  to see how closely they have copied the Papacy check this link out: 666 Identified - Satan is very tricky - It's not ONLY who you may have THOUGHT it was!  “Are we hoping to see the whole church revived? THAT TIME WILL NEVER COME.” Selected Messages Vol. 1 p. 122 

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

    12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. 

    Modern SDA church now says: 

    • "God is glad for us to go to church BOTH days [Saturday and Sunday]. He wants us to worship Him BOTH days." (ST, 3/1990, p. 22-23).  
    • “The dignitaries of church and state will unite to bribe, persuade, or compel all classes to honor the Sunday. The lack of divine authority will be supplied by oppressive enactments. Political corruption is destroying love of justice and regard for truth; and even in free America, rulers and legislators, in order to secure public favor, will yield to the popular demand for a law enforcing Sunday observance.”  - The Great Controversy 1888, p. 592.3  http://enemywithin.blog.com/us-government/
    • And the trinity of gods doctrine “is not found expressly stated in the scriptures.” (AR 8/20/93 P-8) 
    • “Only by faith can we accept the existence of the Trinity." AR, Vol. 158, No. 31, p. 4. 
    • to see how closely they have copied the Papacy's doctrines,methods and mingled/leavened church-craft and state-craft, check this link out: 666 Identified - Satan is very tricky - It's not ONLY who you may have THOUGHT it was! 
    • “In amazement they hear the testimony that Babylon is the (SDA) church, fallen because of her errors and sins, because of her rejection of the truth sent to her from heaven.” GC 606. Also see Luke Chapter 10.
    • "Let the son of deceit and false witness be entertained by a church that has had great light, great evidence, and that church will discard the message the Lord has sent, and receive the most unreasonable assertions and false suppositions and false theories. Satan laughs at their folly, for he knows what truth is." THE ELLEN G. WHITE 1888 MATERIALS, PAGE 1646
    • http://enemywithin.blog.com
    • Now, as in former ages, Satan has worked through the church to further his designs.” -The Great Controversy 1888, p. 586.2​


    13 And he doeth great wonders, (coming up on the SDA agenda) so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,

    14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he (SDA church) had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image (copy of Papacy) to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live (Papacy).

    15 And he (modern SDA corp) 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.

    16 And he (modern SDA church) causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:

    17 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.

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

    666 is the master number of paganism and of the secret societies such as Freemasonry and, in particular, baptized paganism: Catholicism and adopted/copied/image of the beast by today's modern Adventism: I know Lila has studied this - and did a nice job on it.


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

    So - there is still some more blatant apostasy to happen? Preaching Sunday and the Trinity of gods from the pulpits and at campmeeting more fully? "Many will stand in our pulpits with the torch of false prophecy in their hands, kindled from the hellish torch of Satan." Last Day Events, p. 179.3 
    “We should watch and work and pray as though this were the last day that would be granted us.” – Ellen G. White, Testimonies, vol. 5, page 200.

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

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

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

    In 2006 Elder Russell R. Standish revealed the infiltration of Jesuits into the Adventist Church. He testified, ”Of course there are Jesuits in our church.” (Russell R. Standish, Colin D. Standish, The General Conference Confronts Apostasy, Hartland Publications, 2006, p 201). In 2008, on his way to speak to a small group of Adventists in Australia on this very topic, he was cut short in a fatal car accident on the way to the meeting. Two years later, Ted N. C. Wilson became president of the General Conference with virtually no opposition.

    Elder Russell Standish

    The car in which Russell Standish died


    General Conference Institution to Host Jesuit Priest!

    Adventist and Jesuit

    We have received reports that the General Conference sponsored institution, Loma Linda University, in Southern California, will be hosting a lecture by Jesuit priest Father Gregory Boyle in the Loma Linda University Church. Father Boyle is more commonly known by his street name, “Father G. and the Homeboys.” He is the owner of Homeboy Industries. His website says

    Fr. Greg entered the order of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) and was ordained a priest in 1984. He received his BA from Gonzaga  University, and Master’s degrees from Loyola Marymount University, the Weston School of Theology, and the Jesuit School of Theology.”

    Now “Father G” is coming to Loma Linda University to give a presentation about inner city gangs in the coming days. This is another blatant example of how the General Conference, led by Ted N. C. Wilson, is in close association with Jesuits. This is because, as demonstrated on this website, Ted N. C. Wilson is a Jesuit who has infiltrated the SDA Church at the highest level, and he is deceiving even the very elect!

    You can contact Loma Linda University School of Religion at (909) 558-1700 or the Loma Linda University Church at (909) 558-4570 to demand that they cancel the lecture by Jesuit speaker “Father G” and we recommend that you immediately stop supporting the corrupted General Conference with your tithe! Time is too short. We must oppose this deception! Time is dangerously short!!

    Ted N. C. Wilson Endorses Ecumenism at Andrews University

    Adventist EcumenismThere have already been many reports revealing that the former head of the National Council of Churches gave a symposium at Andrews University entitled “The Ecumenical Movement and Why You Should Be Involved”. The lecturer’s name was the Reverend Dr. Michael Kinnamon. His biography and long list of ecumenical “acheivements” is available on the National Council of Churches website.

    Dr. Nicholas Miller, professor of church history and director of the International Religious Liberty Institute, responded to Reverend Kinnamon and thanked Reverend Kinnamon for his summary of Adventists’ “complacent and often lazy thinking towards ecumenism.”

    What has not been reported, but we have confirmed from multiple sources within Andrews University, is that General Conference President Ted N. C. Wilson was specifically asked to approve the symposium and he gave his approval in advance. When it became clear that there was a significant backlash against the lecture series, President Wilson backpedaled and denied his approval of the event!

    Our Friends at the website Keep Not Silent http://www.keepnotsilent.com/andrews.aspx recognized the problem that this lectureship was for the Adventist Church, but they missed the critical fact that Ted Wilson himself gave the green light for it to happen!

    Ted Wilson has consistently demonstrated to the careful observer that he is complicit in the Jesuit and Ecumenical movement within the SDA Church, even though he masks it with false statements of opposition to Catholicism and Ecumenism.

    This diabolical deception continues to deceive the very elect. It is time to stand up to this by refraining from sending tithe to the General Conference. This is the only way to stop this deception!!


    Mark of the Beast Embedded in Great Controversy Project

    If you have been paying attention (and you should be!) to the initiative that Ted N. C. Wilson has launched at the Annual Council 2011, you noticed that the General Conference plans to distribute over 100 million copies of Ellen White’s The Great Controversy. Here are a couple of things you sould note: The plan is to distribute edited versions with parts of the book removed. The General Conference leadership has been very vocal about this some times, while being very secretive at other times.

    More important is the number that Wilson has selected to distribute. According to this video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6h5IMqaXHAo), the total number is 166,600,000. What immediately pops out is the number right in the middle of that: 666!!

    Wilson is once again doing what he does best–revealing his truly diabolical plot while trying to disguise it.

    There can be no other conclusion about the number–it is clearly a reference to the Mark of the Beast, which Wilson is so closely tied to in so many ways. Please accept this as yet another wakeup call. Wilson is very clearly deceiving even the very elect!

    Ted N. C. Wilson’s Ecumenical Sermon in Kenya

    Posted on June 15, 2011 by EnemyWithin

    On a trip to Nairobi Kenya in May, Ted N. C. Wilson presented his ecumenical vision for the Seventh-day Adventist Church (ANN article). He called for unity and used a key Jesuit phrase in his address. His call for unity is the same call the Pope has made to the churches of the world to be united. Ted Wilson said that the spirit of unity will be for the greater glory of God, which is a frequently-used motto of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits). This article explains:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ad_maiorem_Dei_gloriam

    The Enemy Within

    The Seventh-day Adventist Church has been compromised at the highest level, as Mrs. Ellen G. White predicted would happen. This site is dedicated to providing comprehensive documentation of the infiltration.

    He not only used the symbolic language of the Society of Jesus, but Ted Wilson also made the gestures of the Pope’s blessing while speaking to the crowds in Nairobi.

    Ted N. C. Wilson makes the papal sign of blessing

    The Pope gesturing during Easter Mass

    Ellen G. White’s Warnings

    Posted on June 12, 2011 by EnemyWithin

    “The tempter often works most successfully through those who are least suspected of being under his control.”  (Great Controversy 509.2)

    “The dignitaries of church and State will unite to bribe, persuade, or compel all classes to honor the Sunday.” (Great Controversy 592.2)

    “Every conceivable message is coming to counterfeit the work of God, and always bearing the inscription of truth upon its banner.” (2 Selected Messages 92.3)

    “There will be counterfeit messages coming from persons in all directions. One after another will rise up, appearing to be inspired, when they have not the inspiration of heaven, but are under the deception of the enemy. All who receive their messages will be led astray.” (3 Selected Messages 404.4)

    “ 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.” (Review and Herald, September 16, 1873 paragraph 5)

    Scripture’s Warnings

    Posted on June 11, 2011 by EnemyWithin

    For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. Matthew 24:24

    And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast…And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. Revelation 13:3,11-12

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    ---------John 17:3 and Jer 9:24--------------------


    "A knowledge of God is the foundation of all true education and of all true service." (Ellen White, Testimonies for the Church, vol. 8, pages 292, 293)

    I want no trace of self, not one speck of ambition, self-respect, self-esteem, self-will. Just as Jesus did not have these, neither do I want these traits. I want no agenda, no plans for myself, no path for success other than what would please our Heavenly Father in every step, every decision, every thought and word. I want to empty myself, lay aside, make of none effect, my own carnal fleshly wants and desires. I want to be able to perform all of my duties by the power (character/10 Commandments) of God through the ministration of angels. (this is a quote from Ellen White about Jesus and I modified it to be for me - now I cannot find the quote!!!)

    “The righteousness of Christ, WHICH IS pure, unadulterated TRUTH.” The Ellen G. White 1888 Materials, p. 1540.1 "The white raiment, which is the righteousness (truth) of Christ." The Ellen G. White 1888 Materials, p. 415  John 14:6, "Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me." !!! John 16:27 "For the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have "believed" that I came out from God."

    THIS IS THE "TRUTH" ABOUT CHRIST: THAT HE WAS TWICE BORN - ONCE IN HEAVEN AND ONCE ON EARTH. HE IS TRULY THE LITERAL REAL SON OF GOD!!! THAT HE DIED FOR US - IN OUR PLACE and HIS FATHER RAISED HIM from the dead - he was COMPLETELY DEAD!!! HE IS RISEN AND NOW INTERCEDES ON OUR BEHALF. HE IS OUR EVERYTHING!!!

    "As Christ was twice born, once in eternity, the only begotten of the Father, and again here in the flesh, thus uniting the divine with the human in that second birth, so we, who have been born once already in the flesh, are to have the second birth, being born again of the Spirit, in order that our experience may be the same, the human and the divine being joined in a life union." W.W. PRESCOTT Review and Herald, April 14, 1896 p. 232.

    "He was born of the Holy Ghost. In other words, Jesus Christ was born again. He came from heaven, GOD's first- born, to the earth, and was born again, But all in Christ's work goes by opposites for us: he, the sinless one, was made to be sin, in order that we might be made the righteousness (truth) of God in him. He, the living one, the prince and author of life, died that we might live. He whose goings forth have been from the days of eternity, the first-born of GOD, was born again, in order that we might be born again." A.T. JONES

    "If Jesus Christ had never been born again, could you and I have ever been born again? No. But he was born again, from the world of righteousness (truth) into the world of sin; that we might be born again, from the world of sin into the world of righteousness (truth). He was born again, and was made partaker of the human nature, that we might be born again, and so made partakers of the divine nature. He was born again, unto earth, unto sin, and unto man, that we might be born again unto heaven, unto righteousness (truth), and unto God." Review and Herald, Aug. 1, 1899 (Lessons on Faith p. 154.)


    Pray this prayer as if "It would be as if we were at the gate of heaven, soliciting entrance."

    LORD JESUS, I claim YOUR victory over every besetting sin, YOUR death, as my own, YOUR risen life as my own, YOUR faith as my own, YOUR everything as my own - you are my salvation, my only hope and I claim you as my very own!

    Daily morning prayer consecrating ourselves to God through His Son:
     
    "Lord, take my heart; for I cannot give it. It is Thy property. Keep it pure, for I cannot keep it for Thee. Save me in spite of myself, my weak, unchristlike self. Mold me, fashion me, raise me into a pure and holy atmosphere, where the rich current of Thy love can flow through my soul. Lord Jesus, I claim by YOUR FAITH, your blood sacrifice, your victory over every besetting sin, your risen life and YOUR FAITH as my own today. Praise the Lord; for his mercy endureth for ever! Lord Jesus, What wilt thou have me to do today? Take me Oh Lord, as wholly thine, I lay all my plans at thy feet. Use me today in thy service. Abide with me and let all my work be wrought in thee. Oh that thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, and that thine hand would be with me, and that you would keep me from evil! We ask that our flight be not on the Sabbath Day. We Pray that the mighty energies of the Holy Spirit, with all their quickening, recuperative, and transforming power, may fall like an electric shock on the palsy-stricken soul, causing every nerve to thrill with new life, restoring my whole man from my dead, earthly, sensual state to spiritual soundness. I pray for all people and those in authority asking that "we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty." I give thanks to the Lord, for His mercy and loving-kindness endures forever! I present my petition to Thee. I put my trust in Thee, and I ask for the Blessing that Thou seest will be for my present and future usefulness and my eternal good. I pray most earnestly that we may be prepared for the struggles of the great day of God’s preparation. Lord, I do not want to be surprised at the end. If there is anything that needs to be changed in my life, please show me what it is. I want to be revived and reformed.Help me to make the changes in my life that you would have me to make quickly. 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 co-laborer with Jesus Christ. Please I pray to you for these blessings for myself, my house and all those who are yours. Please forgive me of all my sins and especially help my unbelief. I claim the faith of Jesus as my own today. Please give me clear understanding of your will for my life today. We ask for wisdom - as much is needed to make it to Heaven, and we ask for a love of the truth like no other person has ever been given. Please save our family, and help us to walk in your paths of righteousness. Forgive our trespasses and input your Spirit to us. Give us the strength and power to make it to Heaven. In the name of Jesus Christ your only begotten Son we ask these things for today and each day henceforth."


    The Lord is not glorified by the tame supplications which show that nothing is expected. He desires every one who believes, to approach the Throne of Grace with earnestness and assurance. Do we realize the magnitude of the work in which we are engaged? If we did, there would be more fervency in our prayers. Our entreaties would rise before God with convincing earnestness. We would plead for power as a hungry child pleads for bread. If we realized the greatness of the Gift, if we desired the attainment of the Blessing, our petit-ions would ascend with earnestness, importunity, urgency. It would be as if we were at the gate of heaven, soliciting entrance.

    Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice!

    “You think, that those who worship before the saint’s feet, (Rev 3:9), will at last be saved. Here I must differ with you; for God shewed me that this class were professed Adventists, who had fallen away, and “crucified to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put Him to an open shame.” And in the “hour of temptation,” which is yet to come, to show out every one’s true character, they will know that they are forever lost; and overwhelmed with anguish of spirit, they will bow at the saint’s feet.” (EGW A Word to the Little Flock, page 12)

    Did you catch that.  Those Jews who say they are and are not are actually “professed Adventists” the “synagogue of Satan”.  In other words “nominal Adventists”.  Nominal means in name only or "professed" a "member" of "the church" the conference claims "owe" spiritual allegiance to. ("The General Conference, then is the Seventh-day Adventist church....the embodiment of the remnant church as a Christian denomination, in a unified worldwide organization, to which all baptized Seventh-day Adventists owe spiritual allegiance." EEOC vs PPPA, Civil Case #74-2025 CBR, p 17, Opening Brief.) What happened to owing spiritual allegiance God only????!!!

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

    "A glorious light then rested down upon these companies, to enlighten all who would receive it. Some of those who were in darkness received the light and rejoicedOthers resisted the light from heaven, saying that it was sent to lead them astrayThe light passed away from them, and they were left in darkness. Those who had received the light from Jesus joyfully cherished the increase of precious light which was shed upon them. Their faces beamed with holy joy, while their gaze was directed upward to Jesus with intense interest, and their voices were heard in harmony with the voice of the angel, “Fear God, and give glory to Him; for the hour of His judgment is come.” As they raised this cry, I saw those who were in darkness thrusting them with side and with shoulder. Then many who cherished the sacred light, broke the cords which confined them and stood out separated from those companies. As they were doing this, men belonging to the different companies and revered by them passed through, some with pleasing words, and others with wrathful looks and threatening gestures, and fastened the cords which were weakening. These men were constantly saying, “God is with us. We stand in the light. We have the truth.” I inquired who these men were, and was told that they were ministers and leading men who had rejected the light themselves, and were unwilling that others should receive it.

    "Others rashly denied the light behind them, and said it was not God that had led them out so far. The light behind them went out, leaving their feet in perfect darkness, and they stumbled and lost sight of the mark and of Jesusand fell off the path down into the dark and wicked world below." TESTIMONIES FOR THE CHURCH VOLUME 1, PAGE 59 

    A picture is worth a thousand words. Click the picture below to enlarge it:

    Historical Adventism vs Modern Adventism

    "Wherefore Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people with His own blood, suffered without the gate.  Let us go forth therefore unto Him without the camp, bearing His reproach." Hebrews 13:12-13.

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


    "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


    Fulfilled:



    As prophesied by E. G. White, God's messenger to the SDA Church. 

    The CROSS in your church was not a coincidence 
    It did not happen by chance.



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

    Fulfillment: 
    “You've waited more than 150 years for the Church to adopt an official, worldwide corporate identity. Fortunately, there is no need to wait any longer for your sign.” 

    “Positive ID is the officially licensed supplier for the Seventh-day Adventist logo accessories so we can guarantee that your
    signage complies with the strict global identity standards required by the General Conference.” Ministry Magazine July 1997 {back cover]. 

    “The years 1996 and 1997 will go down in Seventh-day Adventist church history as the era during which our church adopted and Implemented a unified corporate image.” Ministry Magazine p. 31, July 1997. Actually the portrayal of a cross in an engraved gold medallion as a symbol of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and was given to the pope did already exist in 1977. 

    “The book presented was the Adventist missionary book Faith in Action, and the medallion was a gold-covered symbol of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The medallion is an engraved witness to the Adventist faith in Christ as Creator, Redeemer, and soon-coming Lord, in the cross and Bible…” Adventist Review August 11, 1977. But it was not until 1996 when it was finally implemented and adopted as a world wide, corporate identity. 
    “The explanation of the church's corporate (logo) identity is on our web site at www.adventist.org. It was voted several years ago (1996) by the Executive Committee of the General Conference during its Annual Council. It expresses our beliefs and has been discussed by several focus groups before it was taken for a decision… Nobody required anybody to do what we did. Representatives from the world church, in council, discussed the logo, which, by the way, includes a full name of the church, and agreed that this is what we will do.” Letter of Ray Dabrowski, Communication Director of SDA Church World Headquarters, Wed, 27 June 2001.

    There it is, the exact fulfillment of Ellen G. White's dream in Testimonies for the Church Volume 1, page 578 ( 1867 ). That this [SDA Church] will carry or raise-up the standard of Rome that portrays a pagan cross thus following the track of Romanism. Please see also Testimonies to Ministers page 362. 

    Is the cross a Christian symbol? 

    “Papists place crosses upon their churches, upon their altars, and upon their garments. Everywhere is seen the insignia of the cross. Everywhere it is outwardly honored and exalted.” Great Controversy page 568 

    “The cross was associated with the power of Rome.” Desire of Ages page 416 

    “The badge of Christianity is not an outward sign, not the wearing of a cross or a crown, but it is that which reveals the union of man with God.” Ministry of Healing page 470 

    “The cross is recognized as one of the most important symbols of the Roman Catholic Church. It is displayed on top of roofs and towers. It is seen on altars, furnishings, and ecclesiastical garments. The floor plan of the majority of Catholic churches is laid out in the shape of the cross. Catholic homes, hospitals, and schools have the cross adorning the walls. Everywhere the cross is outwardly honored and adored – hundreds of ways!” Babylon Mystery of Religion pages 39-40

    What is Roman Catholic Church's power?

    " QUESTION: How prove you that the Church hath power to command feasts and holy days? 

    ANSWER: By the very act of changing the Sabbath into Sunday, which Protestants allow of and therefore, they fondly contradict themselves by keeping Sunday strictly, and breaking most other feasts commanded by the same church. 

    QUESTION: How prove you that? 

    ANSWER: Because by keeping Sunday they acknowledge the Church's power to ordain feasts, and to command them under sin." 

    The Douay Cathechism, page 59.

    What is Christ's badge according to the SDA church?

    "His (Christ's) badge was a cross, not crown." Adult Teachers Sabbath School Bible Study Guide, Apr-May-June 2005, page 76, Teachers Edition.

    “…As is the mother so is her daughter …” Ezekiel 16:44 

    “But Babylon the harlot is the mother of daughters who follow her example of corruption. Thus are represented those churches that cling to the doctrines and traditions of Rome and follow her worldly practices…” Spirit of Prophecy Vol. 4 p. 233

    “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.”… What stronger delusion can beguile the mind than the pretense that you are building on the right foundation and that God accepts your works, when in reality you are working out many things according to worldly policy and are sinning against Jehovah? … Who can truthfully say: “Our gold is tried in the fire; our garments unspotted by the world”? I saw our Instructor pointing to the garments of so-called righteousness. Stripping them off, He laid bare the defilement beneath. Then He said to me: Can you not see how they have pretentiously covered up their defilement and rottenness of character? ‘How is the faithful city become an harlot? My Father's house is made a house of merchandise, a place whence the DIVINE PRESENCE AND GLORY HAVE DEPARTED!” Testimonies for the Church Vol. 8 p. 247-250, April 21, 1903 

    “A virtuous woman represents a pure church, a vile woman an apostate church. Babylon is said to be harlot...” Spirit of Prophecy Vol. 4 p. 233 

    Mrs. White said in 1893, “at the present time,” do not call the church Babylon (Testimonies to Ministers, page 50). That was in 1893. But 10 years later, in 1903 the church became a harlot or Babylon. In 1893 it was a man [AW Stanton] who said that the church is Babylon, but in 1903 it was God through EG White who said that the SDA church is harlot or Babylon 

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

    “And thou, Capernaum [Seventh day Adventist, who have had great light], which are exalted unto heaven [in point of privilege], SHALT BE BROUGHT DOWN TO HELL…” Review and Herald p. 69, August 1, 1893 

    “And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.” Revelation 18:4 

    “Likewise greet the church that is in their house.” Romans 16:5

    “Can two walk together, except they be agreed?” Amos 3:3.

    1899 - God's Sabbath to be given up if church unites in politics and with world (Signs of the Times, vol 4, p 77). Church unites in politics and with the papacy (SDA Bible Commentary, vol 4, p 1168-1169)!

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

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

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

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



    SDA Apostasy Ends in Destruction

    • 1855 - God's frown brought upon the church (Testimonies, vol 1, p 122).
    • 1856 - None but the pure and holy acknowledged by God (Testimonies, vol 1, p 133).
    • 1857 - Church declared to be lukewarm (Testimonies, vol 1, p 141).
    • 1859 - Denounced as Laodicea. Christ's presence departed. Called to repent (Testimonies, vol 1, p 186).
    • 1862 - Distance lessening between world (Testimonies, vol 1, p 277).
    • 1865 - Work of God stayed (Testimonies, vol 1, p 466). Ministers called to be re-converted and purified (Testimonies, vol 1, p 469).
    • 1868 - Ministers declared unfaithful. Departed from light. Allowed Satan to plant his hellish banner in the midst of the church (Testimonies, vol 2, p 440).
    • 1873 - Will not receive correction, reproof, or warnings. Spiritual blindness results. Condition is condemned (Testimonies, vol 3, p 255).
    • 1875 - Satan's chief work is at headquarters of SDA faith. Warned if heart of work corrupted, then testimonies, pillars, Scriptures doubted, and incurable rebellion until destroyed (Testimonies, vol 4, p 210-211).
    • 1876 - Warning that God's power cannot uphold if warnings, counsels, and reproofs despised (Testimonies, vol 4, p 180). Destruction of Jerusalem as example (Testimonies, vol 4, p 166-167).
    • 1879 - Reproofs and warnings unheeded. Christ mourns (Review and Herald, vol 1, p 207-209). Dishonesty practiced throughout (Testimonies, vol 4, p 310).
    • 1881 - Spirit of perjury active. Truth being turned into falsehood (Testimonies, vol 5, p 94-95).
    • 1882 - Many to loose eternal life (Testimonies, vol 5, p 49). Assimilating to world (Testimonies, vol 5, p 64, 190). Following same path as Israel (Testimonies, vol 5, p 94). Ministers corrupt (Testimonies, vol 5, p 78). Church corrupt (Testimonies, vol 5, p 79). Prevailing spirit is apostasy (Testimonies, vol 5, p 79). Warning of church becoming an harlot (Review and Herald, vol 1, p 337-338).
    • 1883 - All given opportunity to manifest true spirit (Selected Messages, book 3, p 414).
    • 1885 - Greater failure seen in SDA's than was seen in Jewish church. Terrible amount of guilt responsible for. Light being withheld (Testimonies, vol 5, p 456-457).
    • 1886 - Repent of candlestick removed (Review and Herald, vol 2, p 89-90). Internal corruptions to destroy church like Jerusalem (Selected Messages, book 2, p 378). God's true church not to fall (Selected Messages, book 2, p 380). Message to awake from the dead (Selected Messages, book 2, p 382).
    • 1887 - Whole church never revivable. More to fear from within than from world. Satan plans to never awaken to true condition. Deceptions abound (Review and Herald, vol 2, p 121-122).
    • 1888 - If proclaim third angel's message, then receive Latter Rain. General Conference meeting held at Minneapolis. Latter Rain rejected (Selected Messages, book 1, p 234-235; Testimonies to Ministers, p 468). Light kept from people (Review and Herald, vol 2, p 266).
    • 1889 - God's rebuke upon church (Testimonies, vol 5, p 719). Human wisdom exalted (Testimonies, vol 5, p 707). Most dangerous snares to come from own brethren (Testimonies, vol 5, p 477).
    • 1890 - Satan to work through leadership (Selected Messages, book 1, p 407). Confederating with world (Testimonies to Ministers, p 462-463). Reproof rejected (Testimonies to Ministers, p 465). Same evil spirit from Minneapolis active (Testimonies to Ministers, p 467). Baal is the choice of many (Testimonies to Ministers, p 467-468). Sacred trusts betrayed (Testimonies to Ministers, p 471). Lack of moral and spiritual power throughout conferences. Greatest evils in largest churches. Church has fallen (Review and Herald, vol 2, p 453)!
    • 1891 - Warning if unite with world, the church would become Babylon (Testimonies to Ministers, p 265)! Satan's image upon work (Testimonies to Ministers, p 277).
    • 1892 - Warning to cease to depend upon pastors and teachers for the truth (Manuscript Release #1200, p 11--Letter 19d, Sept 1, 1892).
    • 1893 - Professed SDA's to be brought down to hell, and church to be ruins (Review and Herald, vol 3, p 69). Warning of false teachers in church (Review and Herald, vol 5, p 9).
    • 1894 - Many to stand in church pulpits with the hellish torch of Satan. Faithful ministers to be removed (Testimonies to Ministers, p 409-410). Distance to papacy lessening (Signs of the Times, vol 3, p 99). God's truth misrepresented. People asleep. God is dishonored (Review and Herald, vol 3, p 173-176).
    • 1895 - Warning that soon many to loose eternal life (Testimonies to Ministers, p 97). General Conference to control all institutions. General Conference becoming corrupt (Testimonies to Ministers, p 359). Following in the track of Romanism (Testimonies to Ministers, p 362).
    • 1896 - Warning not to respect voice of General Conference (Spalding and Magan Collection, p 35--Letter 81, May 31, 1896). Evil spirit of Minneapolis still cherished by General Conference (Testimonies to Ministers, p 76), and will continue to be cherished (Spalding and Magan Collection, p 35). General Conference not to be as God to the people (Spalding and Magan Collection, p 35). Warning not to lower the importance of the Sabbath (Selected Messages, book 2, p 384-385). History of Jewish nation to be repeated in SDA church (Selected Messages, book 2, p 111).
    • 1897 - Many will give heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils (Selected Messages, book 2, p 392). Rebellion and apostasy in very midst of church (Selected Messages, book 2, p 394). True SDA's to denounce as such (Selected Messages, book 2, p 395). Those who apostatize voice words of the dragon (Selected Messages, book 2, p 395). Unbelief is established (Selected Messages, book 2, p 147). God's faithful ministers being removed (Testimonies to Ministers, p 410). Warning that Jerusalem became Babylon (Selected Messages, book 3, p 417).
    • 1898 - If continue disobedience than Jerusalem represents SDA church. Christ weeps (Testimonies, vol 8, p 67-68). Cause of Christ to be betrayed (Review and Herald, vol 3, p 571).
    • 1899 - God's Sabbath to be given up if church unites in politics and with world (Signs of the Times, vol 4, p 77). Church unites in politics and with the papacy (SDA Bible Commentary, vol 4, p 1168-1169)!
    • 1900 - Church unites with the world (Testimonies, vol 8, p 118-119; This Day With God, p 28; Christ’s Object Lessons, p 315-316; Last Day Events from the Letters and Manuscripts of EG White, p 55--Manuscript 44, 1900).
    • 1901 - General Conference no longer as voice of God to SDA people (1901 General Conference Bulletin, p 25). Latter Rain rejected again! Leaders told God's Spirit to go away, and that they would call for Him when they wanted Him (Battle Creek Letters, p 55-56--Letter 123, Aug 5, 1902 [reference back to 1901]).
    • 1902 - SDA's have been humiliated by leadership. Departed from landmarks and faith. Not to depend on them (Battle Creek Letters, p 53--Letter 128, July 6, 1902).
    • 1903 - SDA church denounced as harlot of Babylon (Testimonies, vol 8, p 247-250). Many lost eternal life (Upward Look, p 301). Satan to reform church, through leadership, in series of apostasy (Selected Messages, book 1, p 204-205). Very elect to be deceived if possible (Special Testimonies, Series B#7, p 6--Nov 27, 1903).
    • 1904 - Some leadership under guidance of evil angels (Special Testimonies, Series B#2, p 19--June, 1904). God condemns them (Special Testimonies, Series B#2, p 24). True SDA's not to follow leadership (Special Testimonies, Series B#2, p 8-9--July 25, 1904), but must speak out and expose deceptions (Special Testimonies, Series B#2, p 15--July 24, 1904).
    • 1905 - Traitors among SDA's (Special Testimonies, Series B#&, p 15--Nov 20, 1905). Christ calls God's true people to come out and be separate (Special Testimonies, Series B#7, p 63-64--Nov, 1905). If accept false theories, then apostasy from the truth occurs (Selected Messages, book 2, 290).
    • 1906 - Spirit of wickedness at work in church to make void the law of God (Paulson Collection, p 60--July 4, 1906).
    • 1907 - False theories accepted (Selected Messages, book 2, p 397). Apostasy occurs (Selected Messages, book 3, p 408), so Series of Apostasy begun.
    • 1908 - Satan more active than ever to trap souls (Review and Herald, vol 5, p 468).
    • 1909 - Pay being withheld from workers who will not go along with Conference. Call to break bands and fetters of church. A false experience coming in to control minds (Testimonies to Ministers, p 477-481).
    • 1913 - Men and institutions departing from God's principles, and failing to do the very work which God ordained should be done (Southern Union Worker, Oct 16, 1913).
    • 1949 - Review and Herald requests that Elder D.E. Rebok revise Bible Readings for the Home Circle, deleting twice that Christ came in sinful flesh (compare with 1916 edition p 174). Regarding this issue see Desire of Ages p 49; Selected Messages, book 1, p 408; Great Controversy, p 421-22, 429; Manuscript 50, 1900.
    • 1955 - SDA leadership repudiated Seventh-day Sabbath keeping as a basis for salvation to Martin and Barnhouse. On this issue see SDA Bible Commentary, vol 7, p 970; Testimonies, vol 6, p 350; Counsels to Writers and Editors, p 94-95; Special Testimonies, Series B#2, p 51.
    • 1957 - In Questions On Doctrine by the Review and Herald Press, on p 381, it is denied that Jesus is our High Priest atoning for us now in the Most Holy Place of the heavenly sanctuary. It states that "He had already obtained it for us on the cross." M.L. Andreasen was disfellowshipped for objecting to Questions On Doctrine.
    • 1966 - In Ministry Magazine of March, 1966, Leroy Froom states: "Today the old largely negative approach--emphasizing chiefly the things wherein we differ from all other religious groups--is past, definitely past." Also in the same magazine in June, 1966, Howard Weeks states: "If in expectation of a larger prophetic role amid these trends Adventists should gird up their evangelistic lions they would find themselves in step with other evangelicals who share their concern...The Adventist church today is better prepared to make common cause with these other evangelicals than at any previous time in its history....The denomination is more definitely oriented than ever to the historic evangelical concepts....The heavy, sometimes bellicose, emphasis on the law and the Sabbath in times past undoubtedly struck more raw nerves...in contrast today, with a clear assert of the denomination's evangelical heritage...a new era of evangelistic emphasis and membership growth..."
    • 1969 - The Autumn Council, as reported in Review and Herald, Dec 18, 1969, voted that "Whereas...voted...departmental plans...to create a public image...set salvation within the reach of the multitudes...to place emphasis on the noncontroversial truths shared in common with all Christianity.
    • "1971 - Review and Herald publishes Movement of Destiny, by Leroy Froom, in which he states: "He (Christ) was perfect in His humanity, but He was none-the-less God; and His conception in His incarnation was overshadowed by the Holy Spirit so that He did not partake of the fallen, sinful nature of other men." Regarding this issue see Desire of Ages, p 117; SDA Bible Commentary, vol 7, p 929; Review and Herald, vol 1, p 143; Spirit of Prophecy, vol 2, p 39.
    • 1975 - General Conference President--Neal C. Wilson--states under oath in Court: "Although it is true that there was a period in the life of the Seventh-day Adventist church when the denomination took a distinctly anti-Roman Catholic viewpoint, and the term 'hierarchy' was used in a pejorative sense to refer to the papal form of church governance, that attitude on the church's part was nothing more than a manifestation of widespread anti-popery among conservative protestant denominations in the early part of this century and the latter part of the last, and which has now been consigned to the historical trash heap so far as the Seventh-day Adventist church is concerned." Reply Brief for the Defendant, p 4, case #C-74-2025 CBR. March 30, 1975. In 1985, Neal Wilson denied ever making such a statement. He states: "Our position is not changed. But our work is not to denounce the Roman Catholic church. We speak the truth and let the truth do the cutting. We have not consigned anything to the 'trash heap,' as one publication has charged. We are not watering down or diluting the message. I regret that statements get into print that do not give an accurate picture." Pacific Union Recorder, Feb 18, 1985. (See Testimonies, vol 5, p 94-95 regarding perjury, and Testimonies to Ministers, p 304).
    • 1977 - Samuel Bacchiocchi wrote From Sabbath To Sunday. In this book, he refers to Sunday as being the Lord's day 51 times in the first 160 pages. (Regarding this issue, see Testimonies, vol 6, p 128; The Sanctified Life, p 74). On page 360 of Bacchiocchi's book, he states that the moral Sabbath was nailed to the cross. On page 163 he calls the moral Sabbath a Jewish institution, and on page 368 he calls the moral Sabbath ceremonial, and a shadow on page 356 and 369. (Regarding these issues, see Selected Messages, book 2, p 147-153).
    • 1982 The Sabbath in Scripture and History, published by the Review and Herald, states on page 127 that the "Lord's day in Rev. 1:10...[possibly] refers to an annual resurrection celebration." And in the Spectrum Magazine vol 14, #3, Edward Vick states that the sanctuary doctrine is not needed now. (See Manuscript 46, May 18, 1904; Upward Look, p 152 regarding this issue). Also the 1000 Days of Reaping was initiated to bring in 1,000,000 new SDA's by lowering the standards. (See Testimonies, vol 6, p 144, 143; Spirit of Prophecy, vol 4, p 42-45 (Testimonies, vol 2, p 439-440 applies this to SDA's); Testimonies to Ministers, p 409-410; Spirit of Prophecy, vol 4, p 46; Special Testimonies, Series B#7, p 55; Special Testimonies, Series B#2, p 47; Selected Messages, book 3, p 412; Upward Look, p 88).
    • 1984 - 1300 Hungarian SDA's were disfellowshipped for protesting against the church's membership in the National Council of Free Churches. (See Testimonies to Ministers, p 79-80 about this. And for more on the SDA church's involvement with the World Council of Churches, read The World Council of Churches and the SDA Church). Also the Ministry Magazine of Nov, 1984, on page 22 states; "In 1888 the direction of the Adventist church took an upward turn at the Minneapolis ministerial presession...and the church has not been the same since. "The 1985 World Ministers Council follows in the tradition of 1888." Ellen white stated about the church in 1888 that "The facts concerning the read condition of the professed people of God, speak more loudly than their profession, and make it evident that some power has cut the cable that anchored them to the Eternal Rock and they are drifting away to sea without chart and compass." Review and Herald, July 24, 1888. Ellen White also states; "In 1888 in the General Conference held at Minneapolis, Minn., the angel of Revelation 18 came down to do his work, and was ridiculed, criticized and rejected. And when the message he brings again, swells into a loud cry, it will again be ridiculed, spoken against and be rejected by the majority," E.G. White in "Taking Up A Reproach" cited inSome History, Some Experience, and Some Facts, p 1, by A.T. Jones.
    • 1986 - The British Union Conference of SDA's upholds the British Sunday Trading Laws.
    • 1989 - In the NAD guidelines for "Homecoming Emphasis During Year of Evangelism" on p 37, lines 30-35, it states the General Conferences' desire that every SDA pastor in the North American Division be trained in Neuro-Linguistic Programming hypnosis, and that 200 SDA pastors have already been certified as trainers. In Selected Messages, book 2, 351, God tells us that when we see this, we are "near the close of probation."
    • 1990 - Celebration enters the church and continues to spread, and in Selected Messages, book 2, p 336, God tells us that when we see this, we are "just before the close of probation." Also on the cover of the August issue of Ministry Magazine, depicts the coming of the false Christ which they claim is the real Jesus. This picture is also loaded with occultic symbols and claimed by SDA leadership to be a great evangelistic tool in poster form.
    • 1991 - Becoming a Master Student, by David Ellis, is required reading in most SDA colleges. It is Eastern mystical spiritualism. Also The Cast, by Andrews University Seminary Pre-Year Book Staff, is illustrated with Roman Catholic art work throughout, and which Ellen White strongly objected to (see Manuscript Release #663, Letter 81a, Dec 20, 1897).
    • 1990's - 2000's - SDA periodicals, especially the children's magazines, continues to be loaded with New Age, occultic, and satanic signs and symbols hidden, and not so hidden, in the artwork. Also personality typing (sanguine, choleric, phlegmatic, melancholy, and etc.) continues to be popular, and is derived from Babylonian astrology.
    • 1980's-2000's - Pagan Easter Sunrise Services at SDA churches.
    • 1980's-2000's - Sunday Services at SDA churches. In fact, in 1867 Ellen White foresaw the SDA church becoming Catholic! (see Testimonies, vol 1, p 578). And in the Adventist Review of March 5, 1981, on page 3, Neal Wilson states: "...there is another universal and truly catholic organization, the Seventh-day Adventist Church."
    "The Seventh-day Adventist Church follows a model of organizational order in the church which is modified from the orders of Roman Catholicism, but it retains the same notions of clerical order which separates the members of the Church into two classes--clergy and laity." (Douglas Devnich, president of the Canadian Union of Seventh-day Adventists, in the Messenger (Official Journal of the Canadian Union Conference), December, 1993, p 2).

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

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

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

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

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

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

    "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, and which has now been consigned to the historical trash heap so far as the Seventh-day Adventist Church is concerned." (Neal C. Wilson, past president of the Seventh-day Adventist General Conference, Court Transcript of United States vs the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission vs the Pacific Press Publishing Association and the General Conference, Reply Brief for Defendants, p 4, Civil Case #74-2025 CBR, presided over by Judge Charles B. Renfrew, U.S. District Court, San Francisco, California, 1974-1975.)

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

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

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

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

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

    We believe, after reviewing all the available public evidence, that the Seventh-day Adventist Church has indeed committed far exceeding sins and errors than was ever thought possible, and has rejected much of the counsel given her by God, so that she has sadly and regrettably become part of the fallen Babylon. Therefore it is ripe time that God’s people in the Seventh-day Adventist Church heed His call and ‘come out of her’ to join God’s remnant.

    In 1903 the “Instructor” Declared the Seventh-day Adventist Church to Have Become a Harlot Church

    The following pronouncement of God in 1903 about the Seventh-day Adventist Church is a most solemn and fearful event: “Why is there so dim a perception of the true spiritual condition of the church? . . . Who can truthfully say, ‘Our gold is tried in the fire; our garments are unspotted by the world’? I saw our Instructor pointing to the garments of so-called righteousness. Stripping them off, He laid bare the defilement beneath. Then He said to me: ‘Can you not see how they have pretentiously covered up their defilement and rottenness of character? ‘How is the faithful city become an harlot!’ My Father’s house is made a house of merchandise, a place whence the divine presence and glory have departed! For this cause there is weakness, and strength is lacking.’” 8T 248, 250.

    By this awesome declaration two things were highlighted regarding the Seventh-day Adventist Church: that (1) the presence of God, as of 1903, is no longer in her midst, and hence (2) His glory is no longer to be found in the Church. The main reason for this judgment of God can be found in the following quote which was also written in 1903: “Instead of leading the world to render obedience to God's law, the church is uniting more and more closely with the world in transgression. Daily the church is becoming converted to the world.” 8T 119.

    Sadly, almost from the very beginning of her history, the Seventh-day Adventist Church was, more often than not, in a state of worldliness and lukewarmness. A cursory chronological review would demonstrate this tragic fact:

    1859:

    “I was shown that the testimony to the Laodiceans applies to God's people at the present time, and the reason it has not accomplished a greater work is because of the hardness of their hearts.” 1T 186-87.

    1870:

    “God’s professed people are selfish and self-caring. They love the things of this world, and have fellowship with the works of darkness. They have pleasure in unrighteousness...They are idolaters, and are worse, far worse, in the sight of God than the heathen, graven-image worshipers who have no knowledge of a better way.” 2T 440.2.

    1879:

    “As a people, we are backsliding from God. The hearts of His professed children are being estranged from Him. While they have a name to live, the true, vital energies of the soul have become spiritually dead.” RH, July 10, 1879.

    1882:

    “My heart aches day after day and night after night for our churches. Many are progressing, but in the back track…Unless they shall become Christians indeed, they will go from weakness to weakness, divisions will increase, and many souls will be led to perdition.” 5T 93.

    1885:

    “Like ancient Israel, the church has dishonored her God by departing from the light, neglecting her duties, and abusing her high and exalted privilege of being peculiar and holy in character. Her members have violated their covenant to live for God and him only. They have joined with the selfish and world-loving. Pride, the love of pleasure, and sin have been cherished, and Christ has departed.His Spirit has been quenched in the church.” RH, May 5, 1885.

    1887:

    “What is our condition in this fearful and solemn time? Alas, what pride is prevailing in the church, what hypocrisy, what deception, what love of dress, frivolity, and amusement, what desire for the supremacy! All these sins have clouded the mind, so that eternal things have not been discerned.” RH, March 22, 1887

    1888:

    “Spiritual death has come upon the people that should be manifesting life and zeal, purity and consecration, by the most earnest devotion to the cause of truth. The facts concerning the real condition of the professed people of God, speak more loudly than their profession, and make it evident that some power has cut the cable that anchored them to the Eternal Rock, and that they are drifting away to sea, without chart or compass.” RH, July 24, 1888.

    In Minneapolis, 1888, at the General Conference meetings later in the year, God called the attention of the Adventist people to Christ’s righteousness as a pre-requisite to receiving the latter rain, in a forceful way through the ministry of two young ministers, Jones and Waggoner. Ellen White supported these two young ministers, who faced great opposition from most of the Church delegates at the time, especially the leadership. But this was a timely message, and although Ellen White, in the face of the Church’s refusal to accept this light, considered leaving the Church, she was impressed by God to persevere in explaining the message of Christ’s righteousness. So she took the young preachers with her and preached in the various churches the message that was not endorsed at the General Conference session.

    1889:

    “I was confirmed in all I had stated in Minneapolis, that a reformation must go through the churchesReforms must be made, for spiritual weakness and blindness were upon the people who had been blessed with great light and precious opportunities and privileges. As reformers they had come out of the denominational churches, but they now act a part similar to that which the churches acted. We hoped that there would not be the necessity for another coming out. While we will endeavor to keep the “unity of the Spirit” in the bonds of peace, we will not with pen or voice cease to protest against bigotry.” EGW'88, 356, 357 (1889), LDE 48.1.

    1890:

    After two years of taking the message of Christ and His righteousness directly to the people, it looked as though these efforts were not yielding any fruit:

    “For nearly two years we have been urging the people to come up and accept the light and the truth concerning the righteousness of Christ, and they do not know whether to come and take hold of this precious truth or not. They are bound about with their own ideas. They do not let the Saviour in.” RH, March 11, 1890.

    However, by May of 1890 Ellen White reported in the Review and Herald that early fruits of repentance and righteousness were beginning to be noticed:

    “We have seen souls turned from sin to righteousness. We have seen faith revived in the hearts of the contrite ones.” RH, May 27, 1890.


    In 1893 the Seventh-day Adventist Church Was Not to be Called a "Harlot"

    At the General Conference meetings of 1893Stanton and Caldwell distributed a pamphlet called the Loud Cry in which they denounced the Seventh-day Adventist Church as a harlot – Babylonian church, hence the need for God’s people to come ‘out of her’. Caldwell was sent to Australia to enlist the endorsement of Ellen White to this call. Ellen White reacted quite forcefully in condemning this message, in the light of the fact that God’s people, at that time (1893), were heeding the counsel of the True Witness, and were confessing their sins and repenting. Therefore, it was not the correct message to give or receive. Below are some of the quotes from her writings in response to the Loud Cry pamphlet:

    “How dare mortal man pass his judgment upon them, and call the church a harlot, Babylon, a den of thieves, a cage of every unclean and hateful bird, the habitation of devils, making the nations drunk with the wine of her fornication, confederating with the kings and great men of the earth, waxing rich through the abundance of her delicacies, and proclaiming that her sins have reached unto heaven and God hath remembered her iniquities?” Manuscript 21 , 1893.

    “I understood that both these men were at the General Conference (held in Battle Creek, February 17-March 6, 1893), that is, Stanton and Caldwell. Could they not discern there the revealings of the Spirit of God? Could they not see that God was opening the windows of heaven and pouring out a blessing? Why was this? Testimonies had been given correcting and counseling the church and many had made a practical application of the message to the Laodicean Churchand were confessing their sins and repenting in contrition of soul. They were hearing the voice of Jesusthe heavenly Merchantman: "Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.” RH, June 12, 1893.

    “Those who assert that the Seventh-day Adventist churches constitute Babylon, or any part of Babylon, might better stay at home. Let them stop and consider what is the message to be proclaimed at this time.” TM 37.

    There is but one church in the world who are at the present time standing in the breachand making up the hedge, building up the old waste places; and for any man to call the attention of the world and other churches to this church, denouncing her as Babylon, is to do a work in harmony with him who is the accuser of the brethren.” TM 50.

    “How could they come from that meeting where the power of God was revealed in so marked a manner, and proclaim that the loud cry was that the commandment-keeping people were Babylon?” RH, June 12, 1893.

    “The work of Satan is to cover the repentant, believing, COMMANDMENT-KEEPING people of God with defiling garments...” RH, June 12, 1893.

    “Beware of those who arise with a great burden to denounce the church. The chosen ones who are standing and breasting the storm of opposition from the world, and are uplifting the downtrodden commandments of God to exalt them as honorable and holy, are indeed the light of the world.” RH, June 12, 1893.

    From the above quotes we can outline the reasons why the Seventh-day Adventist Church of 1893 could not – at that time – be denounced as harlot, Babylon, a den of thieves, a cage of every unclean and hateful bird, the habitation of devils:

    1. In 1893 the Church was heeding the counsel of the True Witness (the message to the Laodicean Church), and were confessing their sins and repenting.
    2. In 1893 the members were commandment-keeping
    3. In 1893 the power of God was in her midst.
    4. In 1893 the Seventh-day Adventist Church was the only Church in the world who was ‘standing in the breach, and making up the hedge, building up the old waste places.
    5. In 1893 the Seventh-day Adventist Church was ‘breasting the storm of opposition from the world.
    6. In 1893 the Seventh-day Adventist Church was ‘uplifting the downtrodden commandments of God to exalt them as honorable and holy.
    7. In 1893 the Seventh-day Adventist Church was ‘indeed the light of the world.

    The Condition of the Seventh-day Adventist Church Between 1893 and 1903

    Alas, this auspicious start of revival and reformation which was clearly seen in the General Conference meetings of 1893 did not grow towards a full blossom, as would be seen from the following chronological statements:

    1894:

    “In following a course of this kind, men are pursuing a similar course to that of the Roman Catholics who center in the pope every power of the church, and ascribe to him authority to act as God … God does not purpose to have one man prescribe how his fellow workmen shall perform His work. When this manner of action comes in among our people, there is need of a protest.” Letter 53, 1894.

    1895:

    “When men who profess to serve God ignore His parental character and depart from honor and righteousness in dealing with their fellowmen, Satan exults; for he has inspired them with his attributes. They are following in the track of Romanism.” TM 362.

    1900:

    “The day of God is right upon us, and the world has converted the church. Both are in harmony, and are acting upon a short-sighted policy”E.G. White, General Conference Bulletin, 1st Quarter, 1900 .

    1901:

    “The people have lost confidence in those who have the management of the work. Yet we hear that the voice of the Conference is the Voice of God. Every time I have heard this, I have thought that it was almost blasphemy....We have reached the time when the work cannot advance while wrong principles are cherished.” Ms. 37, 1901.

    “That these men should stand in a sacred place to be the voice of God to the people as we once believed the General Conference to be, that is past.” GC Bulletin 1901, 25.

    1903:

    “Instead of leading the world to render obedience to God's law, the church is uniting more and more closely with the world in transgression. Daily the church is becoming converted to the world.” 8T 119 (1903).

    Clearly, the long overdue revival and reformation which flourished for a while in 1893 and has been the reason for Ellen White’s refusal to denounce the Seventh-day Adventist Church as Babylon in 1893 was short-lived; for soon afterwards, the Church leaders, along with the members, pursued a course which brought the Church closer to Rome and she was daily being converted to the world. It was the refusal of the Church to reform in a lasting way, and to heed permanently the counsel of the True Witness, that led the Instructor to declare the Church as a harlot and Babylonian. The seriousness of the situation was such that General Conference leadership could no longer be counted on to be the voice of God. And daily, the Church was being converted to the world instead of the other way round.

    Faced with such a deadly pronouncement, the Church in 1903 could do one of two things: (1) Repent genuinely and seek anew God’s glory and presence in her midst, or (2) continue deeper and further in her own ways, which caused God to denounce her as a harlot. If the Church pursues the second route, then inevitably with a certain apostate action, she becomes, in the eyes of God, a fallen Babylonian harlot church. As long as she is harlot but not fallen, there is always the possibility of corporate repentance and forgiveness. But when a church persists in her rebellion and rejects all of God’s appeals, then there comes a moment when she reaches the point of no return, and becomes a fallen corporate entity. This has been the case with the Jewish Church, and the Roman Catholic and the various Protestant Churches. When a ‘church’ corporately falls, it becomes the urgent duty of God’s faithful people to heed His voice and ‘come out of her’.

    Let us review what course of action the Seventh-day Adventist Church took from 1903 and until the death of the Lord’s messenger, Ellen White, in 1915.


    Condition of the Seventh-day Adventist Church Between 1903 and 1915

    1903:

    “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 ofreorganization. Were this reformation to take place, what would result? – (1) The principles of truth that God in His wisdom has given to the remnant church would be discarded. (2) Our religion would be changed. The fundamental principles that have sustained the work for the last fifty years would be accounted as error. (3) A new organization would be established(4) Books of a new order would be written(5) A system of intellectual philosophy would be introduced(6) The founders of this system would go into the cities and do a wonderful work. (7) The Sabbath, of course, would be lightly regarded, as also the God who created it. (8) Nothing would be allowed to stand in the way of the new movement. The leaders would teach that virtue is better than vice, but (9) God being removed, they would place their dependence on human power, which without God, is worthless. (10) Their foundation would be built upon the sand, (11) and storm and tempest would sweep away the structure.” – Letter 242, October 1903 & Special Testimonies, Series B #7, pp. 36-42; (numbers are added for emphasis).

    1904:

    “Be not deceived; many will depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils. We have now before us the alpha of this danger. The omega WILL BE OF A MOST STARTLING NATURE.” Testimonies, Series B, No. 2, p. 16, written July 24, 1904.

    1906:

    “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. We are to hold fast the first principles of our denominated faith, and go forward from strength to increased faith. Ever we are to keep the faith that has been substantiated by the Holy Spirit of God from the earlier events of our experience until the present time. We need now larger breadth, and deeper, more earnest, unwavering faith in the leadings of the Holy Spirit. If we needed the manifest proof of the Holy Spirit's power to confirm truth in the beginning after the passing of the time, we need today all the evidence in the confirmation of the truth, when souls are departing from the faith and giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils. There must not be any languishing of soul now.NYI, February 7, 1906, para. 1.

    “The warning is given in the Word, ‘Some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils’. 1Timothy 4:1We now repeat – Parents, keep your children away from Battle Creek. Some of our medical missionary workers are becoming leavened with infidelity. Specious heresy has been taking hold of minds and its threads have been woven into the pattern of the figure. Who is responsible for giving young men and women an education that has left a seducing influence upon their minds? One father writes that of his two children, who were sent to Battle Creek, one is now an infidel and the other has given up the truth. Ms 760, 26.4.

    “Letters such as this have been coming from different ones. The warning is given me to give to parents, If your children are in Battle Creek, call them away without delay. Satan has come down with great power to work with all deceivableness of unrighteousness.” Ms 20, 1906. "Preach the Word," February 7, 1906. Ms760, 27.1.

    1908:

    “On every hand we see those who have had much light and knowledge deliberately choosing evil in the place of good. Making no attempt to reform, they are growing worse and worse.” RP (Report of Progress), September 15, 1908, para. 13.

    1909:

    Study the 9th chapter of Ezekiel. These words will be literally fulfilled; yet the time is passing and the people are asleep. They refuse to humble their souls and to be converted. Not a great while longer will the Lord bear with the people who have such great and important truths revealed to them, but who refuse to bring these truths into their individual experience. The time is short. God is calling; will you hear?” Letter 106, 1909.

    1913:

    “When our workers realize as they should the importance of the times in which we live, there will be seen a determined purpose to be on the Lord's side, and they will become in truth laborers together with God. 2SM 400.1.

    “It will be well for us to consider what is soon to come upon the earth. This is no time for trifling or self-seeking. If the times in which we are living fail to impress our minds seriously, what can reach us? Do not the Scriptures call for a more pure and holy work than we have yet seen? 2SM 400.2.

    “During the General Conference of 1909 a work should have been done in the hearts of those in attendance that was not done.Hours should have been given up to heart searching, that would have led to the breaking up of the fallow ground of the hearts of those who were at the meetingThis would have given them insight to understand the work so essential to be done by them in repentance and confession. But, though opportunities were given for confession of sin, for heartfelt repentance, and for a decided reformation, thorough work was not done. Some felt the influence of the Holy Spirit, and responded; but all did not yield to this influence. The minds of some were running in forbidden channels. Had there been on the part of all in the assembly a humbling of heart, there would have been manifested a wonderful blessing.” 2SM 400.4.

    1915:

    “I am charged to tell our people that they do not realize that the devil has device after device, and he carries them out in ways that they do not expect. Satan’s agencies will invent ways to make sinners out of saints. I tell you now, that when I am laid to rest, great changes will take place. I do not know when I shall be taken; and I desire to warn all against the devices of the devil. I want the people to know that I warned them fully before my death.” Manuscript 1, February 24, 1915.

    Based on the above quotes, the historic period 1903-1915 presents the following facts:

    1. Right after our Instructor (Lord Jesus Christ) declared the Church a harlot, Ellen White prophesied that the Church would soon face the Omega of Apostasy. There would be 11 features to this rather “startling” apostasy. In this apostasy, a new movement would take shape resulting in a new organization. This ‘new movement/new organization’ would bring about a change in the religion of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. In the resulting new religion the old pillars of faith would be discarded. And the Sabbath would be lightly regarded and not respected. More ominous is the fact that nothing would be allowed to stand in the way of this apostasy. In other words, no amount of revival and reformation, sighing or crying, would succeed in reversing this Omega of apostasy. And finally, it has been prophesied by the Lord’s messenger that this apostasy will remain until the end of time, and it would lead the Church to be swept away by tempest and storm.
    2. Sure enough, as predicted by the Lord’s messenger, the condition within the Church continued to deteriorate to the extent that in 1906 she warned the parents not to send their children to Battle Creek, and if they were there already, then to call them back, lest their minds be influenced and seduced.
    3. The hoped-for repentance and confession in the General Conference meetings of 1909 did not take place. And the spiritual condition of the Church was getting worse and worse.
    4. Her last testimony to the Church was a most sobering warning. In that warning she prophesied that ‘great changes will take place’ after her death. And she wanted the people to know that she had fully warned them.

    It is clear that upto the last day in the life of Ellen White, the Seventh-day Adventist Church did not regain either the glory or the presence of God which this Church had lost in 1903, because she persisted in her rebellion and apostasy. But as soon as the Lord’s messenger was laid to rest, and the last of the pioneers was buried, the Omega of Apostasy began to take shape in a startling manner, as was predicted. It is because the Omega of Apostasy did not materialize during the life of the Lord’s messenger, or of the pioneers, that the call to ‘come out of her’ was not given. But now that we have the benefit of seeing the entire fulfillment of the solemn prophecy, the responsibility is laid on us of not only heeding the call of Christ ourselves to ‘come out of her’, but also to sound it in a loud and no uncertain way to God’s people still trapped in this apostate and fallen Church.

    The honest in heart would, upon evaluating the evidence of apostasy, readily concede that there is more than is needed to make an irrefutable case for the fallen state of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. We are seeking to place at the disposal of such some of the evidence proving that the Seventh-day Adventist Church has indeed “fallen because of her errors and sins, because of her rejection of the truth sent to her from heaven.” GC 606.


    1. Today She is Babylonian and Fallen Because She Lessens the Distance with Rome

    1903:

    Let us review briefly some of this evidence:

    We have been warned in the Spirit of Prophecy that “The Lord has pronounced a curse upon those who take from or add to the Scriptures. The great I AM has decided what shall constitute the rule of faith and doctrine, and he has designed that the Bible shall be a household book. The church that holds to the word of God is irreconcilably separated from Rome. Protestants were once thus apart from this great church of apostasy, but they have approached more nearly to her, and are still in the path of reconciliation to the Church of Rome. Rome never changes. Her principles have not altered in the least. She has not lessened the breach between herself and Protestants; they have done all the advancing. But what does this argue for the Protestantism of this day? It is the rejection of Bible truth which makes men approach to infidelity. It is a backsliding church that lessens the distance between itself and the Papacy.ST, February 19, 1894, para. 4.

    In the Spirit of Prophecy, backsliding is synonymous with apostasy and apostasy is synonymous with Babylon: “There are idols within and idols without; but God sends the Comforter as a reprover of sin, that his people may be warned of their apostasy and rebuked for their backsliding.” RH, Dec 15, 1891. “They declared the Church of Rome to be the apostate Babylon of the apocalypse…Through ages of darkness and apostasy, there were Waldenses who denied the supremacy of Rome…” GC 88.

    Has the Seventh-day Adventist Church lessened the distance between herself and the Papacy? We will highlight a sample list of events and statements by the Seventh-day Adventist Church going back 112 years, to determine if the distance with Rome has been lessened or increased:

    1894:

    Sister Ellen White warned that the General Conference leadership were “pursuing a similar course to that of the Roman Catholics;Manuscript Releases, vol 9, p.179 – Letter 53, 1894; that they were trying to make the General Conference “like Rome, the great head of the work.” Manuscript Release #133, p. 27 – Letter 71, April 8, 1894.

    1903:

    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 agowhen the papacy was made.” 1903 General Conference Bulletin, p. 150 (words of Percy Magan opposing the new constitution, which was adopted anyhow by the Church in 1903).

    1942:

    On Tuesday afternoon more than 400 persons attended the dedication of the new $80,000 library of the Washington Missionary College. Included in the group were leading educators and librarians from nearby schools and colleges.... Praising the project, Dr. Roy J. Deferrari, general secretary of the Catholic University of America, as principal speaker, said the ‘library is worthy of pride and admiration.’” The Journal (USA), October 9, 1942.

    1953:

    Outsiders should not interfere in family quarrels. Let Seventh-day Adventists settle their own disputes among themselves. We do not want to get involved in the strife as to whether this or that direction is a true representation of Adventism.... In 1914 two percent of the members were disfellowshipped from the German Seventh-day Adventist Church, because they declared that participation in war service, and that on the Sabbath (Saturday), cannot be reconciled with the Adventist doctrine. The disfellowshiped believers have considered themselves as the true keepers and defenders of Adventism.... In the spring of 1936, this ‘Reform Movement’ was dissolved and forbidden all over the country, as ‘under the cloak of religious activities they were pursuing aims which were opposed to the world views of National Socialism.’ Penalties were applied in the form of imprisonment and confinement in concentration camps.... The Adventist ‘Reform Movement’ in Germany is now reproaching the originally incorporated and recognized Seventh-day Adventist Church for the fact that they are seeking ‘better relations to the powers of darkness’, that they consider the Sabbath commandment as suspended in time of war, that they adhered to the Nazi State, that they do not observe the meat-eating prohibition, that they permit remarriage of divorced parties, and that they extend the number of those saved beyond 144,000.... There is something else, however, which is important to us. The original SDA Church assures us emphatically that they will 'abstain from any instigation against Catholicism.’” Paulinus (Catholic paper in Germany), March 8, 1953

    1959:

    When we as Protestant Christians consider the term of office of Pius XII, we cannot refrain from showing due respect to the pious and reverence-imposing personality of the deceased Pope. . . . John XXIII, whose motto is 'Obedientia et Pax' (obedience and peace), is piloting the Catholic Church thru a difficult time. I am convinced that the prayers of the Protestant world in behalf of a good Pope, make sense. May his decisions stand before One Who is greater than he is!” Jugendleitstern (German Seventh-day Adventist paper), January 1959.

    1963:

    For the first time in India, Protestant and Catholic choirs organized a joint concert in New Delhi to raise funds for the Indian Red Cross. The Catholic Sacred Heart Cathedral choir sang with choirs of Anglican, Methodist, Seventh-day Adventist and other churches and the Delhi Choir Society.” Universe (England), January 4, 1963.

    Then, another aspect of the friendliness – the way they arranged for the press of the world to have the best seats at the opening ceremony. I sat closer to the Pope than any of the cardinalsI was only forty feet away from him for three or four hours, and I had the clearest view, just as clear as some of you forty feet away. The reason I know he was forty feet away – I stepped it out after the service was over, because I thought, ‘Nobody will ever believe me, that I sat so long, so near to His Holiness.’” Arthur S. Maxwell, Editor, Signs of the Times, "The Outstretched Hand," A Sermon Report, given at the Loma Linda University of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Loma Linda, California.

    Comment: How in the world could a high official of the Seventh-day Adventist Church call the man of sin, ‘His Holiness’? Pioneer Seventh-day Adventists would be astonished that an Adventist would refer to the Antichrist as ‘His Holiness.’

    Then, another aspect of this new friendliness was the pope's opening speech. I have it with me. I'm not going to read it because it took a long time, but it was a beautiful speech. This was at the opening of the final session. Do you know what his subject wasLove. I quote one paragraph: . . .” ibid., Arthur S. Maxwell, Editor, Signs of the Times, "The Outstretched Hand," A Sermon Report, given at the Loma Linda University Seventh-day Adventist Church, Loma Linda, California.

    Comment:

    Shall this power, whose record for a thousand years is written in the blood of the saints, be now acknowledged as a part of the church of Christ?” The Great Controversy, page 571.

    “Her spirit is no less cruel and despotic now than when she crushed out human liberty and slew the saints of the Most High.” The Great Controversy 571.

    1964:

    Public protest against Seventh Day Adventist publications offensive to Catholics blew up in 1940 when a book, This Mighty Hour, published by the Signs Publishing Company, another subsidiary of the Adventists, caricatured the Pope as ‘Antichrist’ and as the ‘Beast’ of the Book of Revelation. 
    “Following upon readers' letters, action was taken by the Catholic Women's Social Guild which made a spirited public protest. Many people, including proprietors of hotels and guest houses, refused to purchase products of the Sanitarium Health Food Company, another Adventist subsidiary. 
    “The result was that officials of the Sanitarium Health Food Company called at The Advocate office and expressed regret for the publication of the offensive matter. The secretary for Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania of the Sanitarium Health Food Company said in a statement to The Advocate that the book in which the offensive statements appeared ‘was originally published in Europe and was republished by the Signs Publishing Company here without their careful customary scrutiny of its contents.’ The passages complained of, it was said, ‘do not represent the views of the Signs Publishing Company's management and certainly not of the Sanitarium Health Food Company.’ 
    “It was said, further, that the book had not been in circulation for some considerable time, was not then being circulated and was not likely to be reproduced by the Signs Publishing Company. ‘They greatly regret their part in having republished it and doubtless will attempt by some suitable means to rectify some things so far as lies in their power.’ 
    “Though other Adventists also called at The Advocate office and repudiated the secretary's statement, we accepted the assurance of the secretary, as an official. 
    “Since later publications had not come to our notice and it seemed that the above offensive type of publication was disappearing in the better climate that has been developing in the intervening years, The Advocate accepted recently in good faith the Sanitarium Health Food Company's advertisement. 
    “Following protests from some of our readers we contacted the Seventh Day Adventist headquarters at Yarra St. Hawthorn, and I spoke to Pastor L. Jones. He assured us that the book, This Mighty Hour, had been withdrawn early in the forties and was not now in circulation. He said that the author had, in fact, too recently visited Australia and was asked about the book. ! According to Pastor Jones, the author said that were he to write such a book today he would write it differently. Pastor Jones added that a new climate now happily existed between the religious denominations and that so far as he knew nothing of this kind of literature, which might be deemed offensive, was now being circulated by the Adventists.” The Advocate (Catholic paper in Australia), February 13, 1964.

    1966:

    The event took place in the chapel of the Christian Adventist Church, whose leaders invited the diocesan bishop of Goya (Corrientes), Monsignor Alberto Devoto. He was a member of the Preparations Committee for Vatican Council II, correspondent for the Press at the 4th session of the council, a member of the Liturgic Reforms Committee that introduced different changes in Catholic worship, and he belongs to the line of dignitaries renovating the Argentine Ecclesiastical hierarchy. 
    “The news of Monsignor Devoto's visit to the Adventist Church had created great interest and expectation. Pastor Victor Schulz, local leader of the Adventist Church, received the high dignitary of the Catholic Church on his arrival. After a welcome had been given him, Monsignor Devoto entered the church accompanied by the Adventist leaders. The distinguished visitor was then introduced to the assembly by Pastor Schulz. He expressed the pleasure of the Christian Adventist Church ‘for having on its rostrum such a learned priest of the Catholic Church,’ and he said he was looking forward with great interest to ‘the subject of his address,’ considering the fact that he (Monsignor Devoto) had attended all the meetings of the Council, thus being thoroughly informed concerning the atmosphere of the eminent congress, and familiar with the historic transcendences of the thoughts of its promoters, John XXIII and Paul VI.
    ” Asi (Argentine magazine), October 1966.

    1968:

    During the visit of the Church-State Study Commission to Italy, the members joined in a general papal audience in St. Peter's. Afterwards three members of the commission spoke briefly with the Pope: Pierre Lanares, religious liberty secretary of the Southern European Division; Roland R. Hegstad, editor, Liberty; and Leif Kr. Tobiassen of Andrews University. The pope . . . (presented) . . . a souvenir medal to Dr. Tobiassen.” RH, May 30, 1968.

    1969:

    Sister Bernice, a Roman Catholic nun, who is a graduate student in mathematics at Andrews University, recently spoke to the ministerial club at Andrews.” Lake Union Herald (SDA paper in USA), January 2, 1969.

    1972:

    Adventists dedicate a chapel (in Maringa, Parana, Brazil). The presence of diocesan bishop Jayme Luiz Coelho and other priests and pastors transformed the dedication of the central chapel of the Seventh-day Adventist Church into an authentic example of ecumenism.... During the dedication services, Pastor Jose Ira JA da Costa e Silva who handed the chapel over to the congregation, the diocesan bishop and Mayor Adriano Valente had the floor.” Folha de Londrina (Brazilian newspaper), May 14, 1972.

    1973:

    In 1973 Bert Beverly Beach co-authored a book with Lukas Vischer, Secretary of the World Council of Churches. The title of the book was, So Much In Common, the subtitle, ‘Between the World Council of Churches and the Seventh-day Adventist Church.’ The book was published by the World Council of Churches, Geneva, Switzerland, in 1973. In this book, Beach disclosed that the co-operation between the Seventh-day Adventist Church and the World Council of Churches started with Vatican II Council. “In view of the fact that informal conversations between the World Council of Churches and the Seventh-day Adventist Church have been taking place on a regular basis for over four years, it is not inappropriate to consider the significance of these contacts and take stock of what has been accomplished so far.Bert B. Beach, So Much In Common, page 98.

    The first meeting was held in 1965, the participants being selected by the two organizers. Thus, the Conversations got underway on a completely informal basis and were held under the sole responsibility of the participants. Subsequent meetings have become somewhat more formal, in the sense that the employing bodies of the SDA participants have authorized and financed their presence and the executive committees of the three Adventist Divisions involved have given their blessing by facilitating the selection of the SDA representatives; the World Council of Churches has defrayed the expenses of its group. The General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists has been kept informed regarding the meetings, though it has taken no direct, active part in the Consultations, except through its three European Divisional branch offices. The November 24-26, 1969, Consultation was the fifth in the series.” ibid., Bert B. Beach, So Much In Common, page 98.

    Samuele Bacchiocchi, who studied at Andrews University and was Bible teacher at the Adventist Junior College in Ethiopia, recently received a gold medal from Pope Paul VI for taking the degree of licentiate in church history with distinction (summa cum laude), at the Papal Gregorian University in Rome.” Adventecho (German SDA paper), June 15, 1973.

    What we like about this going concern is that it has cut across denominational boundaries. At the recent election of officers at the annual general meeting, a new committee was elected. It consists of two Catholics, one Presbyterian, one Anglican, one Pentecostal, and four Australian-Chinese Adventists (the four who saw the need and went into action).” Australasian Record (Australian SDA paper), September 3, 1973.

    Comment: Now and ever we are to stand as a distinct and peculiar people, free from all worldly policyunembarrassed by confederating with those who have not wisdom to discern the claims of God, so plainly set forth in His law.” Battle Creek Letters, page 52.

    1974:

    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, and which has now been consigned to the historical trash heap so far as the Seventh-day Adventist Church is concerned.” –Neal C. Wilson, past president of the Seventh-day Adventist General Conference; Court Transcript of United States vs. the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission vs. the Pacific Press Publishing Association and the General Conference. Reply Brief for Defendants, p. 4, Civil Case #74-2025 CBR, presided over by Judge Charles B. Renfrew, U.S. District Court, San Francisco, California, 1974-1975.

    1975:

    Not all those co-operating in the project are Seventh-day Adventists. Father Sean O'Donoghue, rector of the Kodiak Catholic church, offered the facilities of the St. Mary's Parish School for use by Maranatha.... The fellowship is genuine. Father O'Donoghue delivers one of the early morning worship talks and prays for the success of the Adventist center. He and the Sisters of the Sacred Heart eat with the workers and seem intently interested in a religion that would motivate people to perform as Maranatha is doing. Father O'Donoghue is invited to participate in the opening services of the new SDA church.” Gleaner (official publication of the North Pacific Seventh-day Adventist Union Conference), August 18, 1975.

    Robert Hunter, pastor of the Morganton, North Carolina (SDA) district, and a member of the local ministerial association, joined in PULPIT EXCHANGE DAY, exchanging pulpits with (Father) Thomas Burke of St. Charles Roman Catholic Church. The theme of the city-wide program was ‘Blest Be the Tie.’” Southern Tidings (official publication of the Southern Union), April 1975.

    1977:

    B. B. Beach has a private audience with Pope Paul VI in the Vatican and presents him with gold medallion confirming friendship of the SDA Church with the Vatican. RH, Aug 11, 1977.

    Seeking the Objectives of Complete Unity 
    “After the general audience of Wednesday, the 18th inst., the Holy Father received the participants of the Conference of Secretaries of World Confessional Families. The group was accompanied by Bishop John Howe, General Secretary of the Anglican Consultative Council, and Mr. B. B. Beach, General Secretary of the Seventh-day Adventists. This was the first time that representatives of the Seventh-day Adventists met the Pope. 
    “To commemorate this significant moment, they offered an artistic gold medal to the Holy Father. 
    “The Holy Father directed the following discourse to them:

    “Dear brethren in Christ: 
    “We rejoice to be able to receive such an important group today, and we welcome you to Peter's See. 
    “In you we greet the representatives of a considerable portion of the Christian people, and through you we send our wishes of grace and peace in the Lord to your Confessional Families. 
    “We are happy to express, in your presence, our common faith in Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the only Mediator with the Father, the Saviour of the world. Yes, brethren, together with the Apostle Peter, we proclaim that ‘Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.’ Acts 4:12. 
    “On her part, the Catholic Church is solemnly engaged, through Vatican Council II, in an ecumenism based on increased fidelity to Christ the Lord and on heart conversion. At the same time, she is conscious that ‘nothing is more alien to ecumenism than that false irenicism that would harm the Catholic doctrine and obscure its genuine and precise meaning.’ 
    “Reinforced by the power of the word of God, let us therefore pursue, despite all difficulties, the objective of full unity in Christ and in the Church. 
    “And, with humbleness and love, let us direct our thoughts and our hopes to our Lord Jesus Christ. Glory be given to Him, as well as to the Father and to the Holy Spirit, for ever and ever.
    ” L’Osservatore Romano (Catholic paper, Portuguese edition), May 29, 1977.

    Adventists for the First Time With the Pope

    On Wednesday, May 18, Pope Paul VI received in special audience the representatives of the Conference of Secretaries of World Confessional Families. In the group there were, among others, Bishop John Howe, First Secretary of the Anglican Advisory Council, and Mr. B. B. Beach, First Secretary of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. This is the first time that a representative of this religious body has come to meet the Pope. On that occasion, to commemorate their visit, they presented the Pope with a gold medal....

    The Conference of Secretaries of World Confessional Families was organized twenty years ago, and its founder was the First Secretary of the Anglican Advisory Council, Bishop John Howe. The present Secretary of the Conference and at the same time the First Secretary of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Mr. Beach, made a statement at the Vatican Radio emphasizing the importance of this first meeting of Adventists with the Pope. Word for word, this is what he said: ‘It was a great honor for me, as the Secretary of the Conference, to be present here in Rome, in audience with the Holy Father. On this occasion I presented to the Pope a book about the world-wide work of the Adventist Church.’” Glas Koncila (Catholic paper in Yugoslavia), June 5, 1977.

    1981:

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

    1986:

    Judge William T. Hart issued the following ruling against Derrick Proctor and in favor of the SDA Church. He stated: “Church documents that prescribe the church's structure and governance confirm that all parts of the church are parts of a single entity. Next to the Roman Catholic church, the Adventist church is the most centralized of all the major Christian denominations in this country.” Derrick Proctor vs. General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, case #81 C 4938: Findings of Fact, Section B, Church Objectives and Structures, p. 22.

    1990:

    In the 1990 General Conference session in Indianapolis, B.B. Beach said: “I am pleased to introduce to the assembly this afternoon T. J. Murphy, representing the PONTIFICAL Council for Promoting Christian Unity. He is here to give greetings on behalf of the Roman Catholic Church.” (Applause). T.J. Murphy then proceeded to give his ecumenical welcome, and was even allowed to have a prayer for the assembly. Adventist Review, July 13, 1990, page 8; see also Review, August 11, 1977, page 23.

    A condensation of ‘The Great Controversy’ was handed out in Indianapolis. “Shirley Burton, a spokesperson for the denomination, told the Indianapolis Star Daily newspaper that the tract was ‘trash....The main body of the Church has moved away from an anti-Catholic position. The new position of co-operation with the Catholic Church was exemplified by the invitation from the Seventh-day Adventists to the Vatican to send an official observer to the conference.” Arkansas Catholic 7-29-90. The following are further comments found in The Indianapolis Star, July 14, 1990: “Though Adventist officials conceded the history of the denomination has an anti-Catholic bent, they said the modern church is trying to move from that stance. ‘They (the dissidents) want us to be like we were 100 years ago,’ said Herbert Ford, news director for the 6.2 million-member church.

    But, the church has to move not away from the eternal principles of God, but things do have to change. ‘These people are a thorn in the flesh, but the church tolerates them. united states in prophecy (Great Controversy) which was sponsored by Adventist Lay workers Affiliate of Tennessee calls Catholicism a pagan religion and refers to the pope as a beast. Adventists who want to cling to the church's historic anti-Catholic beliefs represent only about 1,000 in the North American division of 750,000 members,’ Ford said.

    1991:

    But just think: if you were a Catholic, what time does Mass begin? What? 6:00 a.m. And Catholic means universal. So you really are a Catholic-Adventist Catholic, a Roman Catholic...” Transcript of Taped Sermon by SDA pastor Gale Gabbert, November 9, 1991, p. 1; LaGrange Seventh-day Adventist Church, Georgia, USA.

    The Eucharist, turning the communion bread into the literal body of Christ, fits into the circle of the three angels' messages.” Review, May 2, 1991, Roy Adams.

    1993:

    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.

    1995:

    Seventh-day Adventists believe that all sincere Christians, of whatever communion, constitute the people of God. . .” SDA leadership states: “They regret that their sense of world mission makes membership in the National Council and the World Council impracticable.” ibid., Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia, Second Revised Edition, 1995, Art. “Ecumenism.”

    ...the Pope and I descended from the same Father, that makes us brothers who should not go around making personal attacks on each other.... differences, no matter how legitimate, would not justify the alienation of a member of the family....After all, the Pope and I are brothers.” Columbia Union Visitor, June 1, 1995, quoting Mitchell Tyner, the associate general counsel for the General Conference.

    At the 1995 General Conference Session in the Netherlands, the Vatican flag was carried through the meeting hall in a singular fashion amidst an unusually loud ovation.

    Baptism will be the theme of the Roots and Branches Convocation, Thursday through Sunday at (Seventh-day Adventist) Union College (Nebraska), sponsored by Interchurch Ministries of Nebraska. Speakers include William Cardinal Keeler, archbishop of Baltimore and president of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops; the Rev. Michael Kinnamon, dean of Lexington Theological Seminary in Kentucky; the Rev. Gayle Felton of Duke University Divinity School; and Brigalia Bam, general secretary of the South African Council of ChurchesThe event is the first in three-year series of annual convocations for laypersons and clergy, said Daniel Davis,executive secretary of the Interchurch Ministries of Nebraska. More than 200 people from across Nebraska and around the country are expected to attend Convocations in 1996 and 1997 and will focus on communion and ministry. ‘Together with baptismthey represent the three key ecumenical issues facing efforts at church co-operation and unity worldwide,’ Davis said. The convocation is an opportunity for people ‘to come together and celebrate together, worship together, talk together, enjoy together,’ he said. ‘So far as we know this is the first time anywhere this kind of thing has been done. ...’ Edward Cardinal Cassidy, president of the Vatican's Pontifical Council for Christian Unity, was scheduled to attend, but at the last minute was sent by the pope to Romania. Monsignor John Radano,a staff member of the Pontifical Council, will attend as his representative. A worship service at 7 p.m. at College View Seventh-day Adventist Church, 3015 S. 49th St., with (Cardinal) Keeler speaking on ‘Baptism and the Community’ is open to the public. ...” LincolnJournal Star, Saturday, October 21, 1995. (Emphasis supplied.)

    Comment: What is the business of the Seventh-day Adventist Church to host a meeting between the fallen Roman Catholic and Evangelical church leaders to promote ‘the three key ecumenical issues facing efforts at church co-operation and unity worldwide?’ Are not Seventh-day Adventists supposed to call people out of Babylon? Revelation 18:4. Or has the Seventh-day Adventist Church in reality given up her God-given mission in pursuit of acceptance by the fallen churches?

    The Seventh-day Adventist Church merged her health care system in Colorado, USA, with the Roman Catholic Health system. The following are some excerpts from the press release announcing the event to the world:

    TWO OF COLORADO'S LARGEST HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS FORM SINGLE ORGANIZATION:– Denver, Colorado, December 14, 1995. Two of Colorado's largest health care providers have finalized an agreement to form a single management company, which will create Colorado's largest provider of integrated health services… The announcement made at a news conference today held byPorterCare Adventist Health System and Sister of Charity Health Services Colorado… Purpose of the new management company is to extend to the community each system's mission of service…The new organization will be a unique organization in the United States which financially combines two separate Christian health care systems in this manner… Factors that brought these systems together include…shared values of health care as mission derived from a common Christian heritage… The organization will be governed by a board of directors who represent both PorterCare Adventist Health System and Sister of Charity Health Services Colorado. Sisnara will serve as chief executive officer… Louisville(CO) Times, December 16, 1995, page 10.

    Comment: We will quote two of the divine counsels regarding the above action.
    The Lord has repeatedly instructed me to say to His people that they are not to bind up with the world in business partnerships of any kind, and especially in so important a matter as the establishment of a sanitarium. Believers and unbelievers, serving two masters, cannot properly be linked together in the Lord's work. ‘Can two walk together, except they be agreed?’ God forbids His people to unite with unbelievers in the building up of His institutions.” 6BIO 42.1, 1905.

    Let not God's people in any of our institutions sign a truce with the enemy of God and man. The duty of the church to the world is not to come down to their ideas and accept their opinions, their suggestions, but to heed the words of Christ through His servant Paul, ‘Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? and what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?’ This means in a special sense marriage with unbelievers, but it covers more ground than this: it means in our instrumentalities ordained of God, in our institutions for health, in our colleges, in our publishing houses… Be afraid of uniting or binding up in bundles with them communicating the works connected with the Lord's cause to those who have no part with God or sympathy with those who love the truth of God: ‘And I will receive you, and will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be My sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.TM 271.2; Review & Herald, Feb 18, 1890.

    Disregard of such clear instructions by the Seventh-day Adventist Church proves that she has chosen the friendship of God’s arch-enemy rather than of God.

    1996:

    “Father Benedict O'Cinnsealeigh presented a talk on Sabbath morning, September 14, 1996, to the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Kettering, Ohio. His talk centered on and was titled: “The Similarities of Adventism and Catholicism.

    1999:
    When the pope visited St. Louis in January of 1999, he held a Vespers Service where there was an ecumenical gathering. Representatives of many faiths came together to meet the Pope and welcome him to America. The Dayton Daily News of January 28, 1999, recorded this event: The pope continued the theme of unity at his final ceremony Wednesday evening at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis, where representatives of many faiths - Judaism, Hinduism, Seventh-day Adventists - joined him in prayer.This description only touches the tip of the iceberg, friend. The conference had a representative there, Pastor B.T. Rice of the Northside Seventh-day Adventist Church, who spoke and made a presentation to the Pope! Before he and other religious leaders spoke, a Catholic representative made the statement: “For many people outside the Catholic community with willingness and graciousness, our brothers and sisters of the ecumenical and inter-religious community, have accepted the invitation to come together this evening with your holiness. A little later, Pastor Rice spoke; Pope, your Holiness (!), your historic visit to St. Louis Missouri has served as a catalyst in the creation of this program (ecumenical program?) and it transforms your presence into a lasting legacy for our region. Today, we present to you this proclamation, announcing the Creation of Faith Beyond Walls; your commitment to improving inter-faith relations has fostered an environment wherein the spirit of collective faith positively can thrive. In addition, we also present you with this banner, the emblem of Faith Beyond Walls. We hope and pray it will inspire inter-faith communities around the world to focus their efforts on improving health and the quality of life for all humanity. Again, we welcome you to our region. He then approached the pope and shook his hand. This was covered on television with 2,800 members of the press covering the event and can be seen in the video Victory in St. Louis produced by the ministry Modern Manna. Modern Manna had 40 volunteers in St. Louis at that time to hand out 100,000 Is Mary Dead or Alive books. "And soon, after the Holy Spirit had been poured out and their mission completed, an apology would be offered by the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists to the Pope of Rome, ‘...begging pardon for their (Modern Manna’s) bigotry.’”

    ...Honesty demands an acknowledgment that in recent decades Roman Catholicism has changed in positive ways in most parts of the world.... There is much spirituality in the Roman Catholic Church of which Protestants can be envious. Furthermore, the Catholic Church has formally accepted the principle of religious freedom. It is not fair to suggest that these and other positive developments are just window dressing and must, in fact, be watched with suspicion, or that they should be seen as clever tactics to lull other Christians into sleep while Catholics await a fortuitous moment when they can wipe out other Christians, Adventists first and foremost.

    In criticizing Catholic history, Adventists should try to be more balanced than in the past and should avoid offering a simple extension of the often biased and inaccurate picture that many past Protestants have offered of the medieval Church. Medieval Christianity also had positive and beautiful dimension.” Reinder Brinsma, “Adventists and Catholics: Prophetic Preview or Prejudice?” Spectrum, summer 1999. (Reinder Brinsma is the secretary of the Trans-European Division. He received his B.D. Hons. and Ph.D. in theology from the University of London. An author in English and Dutch, he has published numerous articles and ten books. His most recent English book is It’s Time to Stop Rehearsing What We Believe and Start Looking at What Difference It Makes (Idaho: Pacific Press, 1998)."—Spectrum, summer 1999.

    2002:

    Members of the London Adventist Credit Union prayed on one of the chapels in St. Peter’s, the Vatican, during their ten-day tour of Italy….” Messenger, Feb 11, 2002, Journal of the SDA Church in the UK & Ireland.

    2005:

    Also spearheading reconciliation with Rome is the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, formerly one of the strongest critics of the papacy.James Ng’ang’a – Taken from the article entitled:It is imperative that all the world’s faiths unite under a global church; dated June 17, 2005, at www.vaticanfm.com

    By applying the ‘weight of evidence’ principle, one is compelled to conclude that the distance between the Seventh-day Adventist Church and the Roman Catholic Church has narrowed dramatically, though not completely gone. Worse, along the road to Romanism, there was no sign of sadness or repentance by the Church. To the contrary, we note ever bolder steps in the wrong direction, culminating in merging their health assets with those of the Catholic Church in Colorado, USA. This means that in the eyes of God the Church, by disregarding His instructions and choosing to please Satan’s masterpiece (the papacy), has chosen Satan as her lord. His people then have no business staying in a place where God is not to be found, and where Satan is in charge. It has now become Babylon fallen.


    2. Today She is Babylonian and Fallen Because of Her Ever Increasing Worldliness

    1903:

    The world must not be introduced into the church and married to the church. Through union with the world the church will become corrupt, – ‘a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.’ The customs of the world must not have a place; for they will be open doors through which the prince of darkness will find access, and the line of demarcation will become indistinguishable between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not.” RH, February 26, 1895, par. 4.

    In 1980 there was serious concern about the spiritual condition of the educational system of the Church which led to the voicing of the following loud alarm by Kenneth Wood, Adventist Review editor:

    “We confess that we are alarmed by the fact that some of our colleges seem to be drifting away from the standards and objectives established for them by their founders. We are alarmed by the secular climate that prevails on some campuses. We are alarmed by the strange winds of doctrine that blow on some campuses. We are alarmed by lax moral standards that prevail on some campuses. We are alarmed by the feeble efforts put forth by some administrators and faculty members to create a spiritual climate that will prepare students for the greatest event in earth’s history, the Second Coming of Jesus.” Adventist Review, February 21, 1980, by Kenneth Wood.

    Since 1980 the situation has much worsened, to the extent that the line of demarcation between the colleges and the universities of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and the world is no longer distinguishable. In a Ph.D. study undertaken by Pastor Bradley Strahan aimed at students between 19 and 24 years of age in the South Pacific Division, it was shown that “there was no significant difference between young adults who were Adventist schooled, partly-Adventist schooled or non-Adventist schooled on the measure of Christian commitment, denominational loyalty, doctrinal orthodoxy, social responsibility, self-esteem, ego-identity, or participation in risk behaviors”. South Pacific Division Record, May 2, 1998. The research study has further revealed the following statistics:

    1. Nearly 30 percent of participants reported experiencing some kind of abuse.

    2. More than half the perpetrators of abuse attended church; nearly one in five were involved in church leadership.

    3. Forty-four percent of the participants had engaged in premarital sex at least once, with more than one-half of these (54 percent) using no contraceptives.

    4. More than 40 percent of participants reported drinking in the past 12 months; more than 20 percent reported binge drinking.

    The study concluded: “The figures are so close to national norms, they suggest that Adventists are not much different from the rest of the population.” Ibid.

    Is it better elsewhere? How is it with the Seventh-day Adventist colleges and universities in the USA?

    In the United States, Seventh-day Adventist Colleges have advertised a large range of gay and lesbian books advertised by the book store (La Sierra University); permitted the cardinal archbishop of Baltimore, Cardinal Kesler, Chairman of the Roman Catholic Bishops’ Conference, to preach on the subject of baptism during a Thursday evening in their church (Union College, Nebraska); published specifically Roman Catholic depictions of Christ in their student identification book (Andrews University); provided free condoms for students (Walla Walla College); formed a gay and lesbian society with two theology professors, a sociology professor and two deans on the committee (Walla Walla College); employed a chaplain and teacher who published a book, freely sold in Adventist book centers, which advocated that unmarried couples should engage in sexual activities, the one limitation being that both parties agree (Loma Linda University); arranged abortions for their students (Pacific Union College); promoted interschool sporting competitions(Columbia Union College and Southwestern Adventist University); taught that Christ is not our example, that the redeemed will sin after the close of probation, that the Holy Spirit does not dwell in the heart of the individual and that the day-year principle is invalid (Southern Adventist University).” Landmarks, September 1998, by Russell Standish.

    The above signs of worldliness within the educational system of the Seventh-day Adventist Church confirm that the church has“become corrupt, – a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.” This description is mentioned only in Revelation 18: 1-5, where God in a loud voice is commanding His people (the last call of mercy) to come out of Babylon, because it is now the cage of “every unclean and hateful bird”.

    It was rejection of truth by the Seventh-day Adventist Church which led to the gradual but steady erosion of the line of demarcation between her schools and those of the world. The Lord’s servant in 1909 cautioned the Church with the following warning: “Our people are now being tested as to whether they will obtain their wisdom from the greatest Teacher the world ever knew, or seek to the god of Ekron. Let us determine that we will not be tied by so much as a thread to the educational policies of those who do not discern the voice of God and who will not hearken to His commandments.” CT 255.4; Letter 132, 1909.

    But the leadership of the Seventh-day Adventist Church voted in 1931 to submit all the educational institutions to governmental accreditation. This step yoked the Church to the world. “Conformity to worldly customs converts the church to the world; it never converts the world to Christ.” GC88 509.1.


    3. Today She is Babylonian and Fallen Because of Her Continuing Pursuit of Acceptance and Unity (Ecumenism) with the Fallen Churches

    The Seventh-day Adventist Church is a member of the Christian World Communions. If you click on this link http://www.wcc-coe.org/wcc/links/church.html#cwc you will find the list of those world churches that are part of this confederacy. Here is the list of denominations as it appears in the above link:

    • Anglican Communion
    • Baptist World Alliance
    • Church of the Brethren*
    • Disciples Ecumenical Consultative Council
    • Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople
    • Friends World Committee for Consultation
    • General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
    • Lutheran World Federation
    • Mennonite Central Committee
    • Mennonite World Conference
    • Moscow Patriarchate (Russian Orthodox Church)
    • Pentecostal World Conference
    • Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity
    • Reformed Ecumenical Council
    • Salvation Army
    • World Alliance of Reformed Churches - World Convention of Churches of Christ
    • World Evangelical Fellowship
    • World Methodist Council

    What unites the above world Christian churches is that they all share “the same tradition or confession”, as can be read in the same above link. The general secretary of the Conference of Secretaries of the Christian World Communions is John R. Graz, Public Affairs and Religious Liberty director for the Seventh-day Adventist Church. He was re-elected in November 2004 to this post. The Seventh-day Adventist Church has been member of this confederacy since 1970. How could a Church entrusted by God to give the world His last call of mercy, be found in pursuit of acceptance and recognition by the fallen churches, through ecumenical links and confederacy? To find the answer to this question we need to go back in history to 1926 - a very important year in the history of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

    It was in 1926, under the presidency of William Spicer, that the Seventh-day Adventist Church took an action, which we point to as the one single one which sealed her fate, and converted the Church from a harlot Babylonian to harlot Babylonian fallen. This action is what opened the way for the leadership of the Church to actively pursue ecumenical links and associations with all the fallen churches of the world. The actions are tagged General Conference working policy #075. Here below is the evidence for this conclusion:

    Back in 1926, long before ecumenism was in voguethe General Conference Executive Committee adopted an important statement that is now a part of the General Conference Working Policy (075). This declaration has significant ecumenical implications. The concern of the statement was for the mission field and relationships with other "missionary societies." However, the statement has now been broadened to deal with "religious organizations" in general. It affirms that Seventh-day Adventists "recognize those agencies that lift up Christ before men as a part of the divine plan for evangelization of the world, and ... hold in high esteem Christian men and women in other communions who are engaged in winning souls to Christ." In the Church’s dealings with other churches, "Christian courtesy, frankness, and fairness" are to prevail. ...” ibid., Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia, Second Revised Edition, 1995, Art. "Ecumenism"; emphasis supplied.

    Dear Reader: 
    Can you not see how by this single act of treason, the Seventh-day Adventist Church decided, in 1926, (in place of confession and repentance of all her past sins and rebellion, for she was deprived of God’s presence and glory since 1903) to abandon the only reason for her existence (the giving of the Three Angels’ Messages) and instead to pursue a course in which she sought to be recognized, loved, and accepted by God’s arch-enemies? How could the leadership of the Seventh-day Adventist Church recognize the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) as part of the divine plan for evangelization of the world? By this single act of treason (adoption of working policy #075) the Seventh-day Adventist Church has exchanged acceptance by God for the acceptance by Satan. Hence, from that very year, the Seventh-day Adventist Church has corporately fallen for ever.

    When that most treacherous act in the eyes of God was undertaken in 1926, the leadership of the Seventh-day Adventist Church knew very well that the working policy #075 would have significant ecumenical implications.’ It means that the Church was ready to pay any price doctrinally to be recognized by the fallen churches. Nothing would be too dear as a price for acceptance by the fallen churches.

    It would take years and decades, however, until the repercussions of this treacherous policy can be noted and seen by the fallen churches (for to the fallen churches it represents 180 degree reversal of position) as well as by her members. Let us survey the slow but steady implementation of this policy by the leadership of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Remember, dear Reader, that since 1926 the Church became wholeheartedly Satan’s domain, and he goes about his work in a most deceitful and calculated manner, so as not arouse suspicion of the members.

    1956:

    Well-known Protestant leaders had talks with top Adventist leaders and finally declared: ‘We are delighted to do justice to a much maligned group of sincere believers, and in our minds and hearts . . . acknowledge them as redeemed brethren and members of the Body of Christ.’” Time Magazine (USA), December 31, 1956.

    Mr. Martin went to Tacoma Park, Washington, D. C., and the headquarters of the Seventh-day Adventist movement. At first the two groups looked upon each other with great suspicion. Mr. Martin had read a vast quantity of Adventist literature and presented them with a series of approximately forty questions concerning their theological position. On a second visit he was presented with scores of pages of detailed theological answers to his questions. Immediately it was perceived that the Adventists were strenuously denying certain doctrinal positions which have been previously attributed to them.

    As Mr. Martin read their answers he came, for example, upon a statement that they repudiated absolutely the thought that seventh-day Sabbath-keeping was a basis for salvation and a denial of any teaching that the keeping of the first day of the week is as yet considered to be the receiving of the anti-Christian ‘mark of the beast.’ He pointed out to them that in their book-store adjoining the building in which these meetings were taking place a certain volume published by them and written by one of their ministers categorically stated the contrary to what they were now asserting. The leaders sent for the book, discovered that Mr. Martin was correct, and immediately brought this fact to the attention of the General Conference officers, that this situation might be remedied and such publications be corrected. This same procedure was repeated regarding the nature of Christ while in the flesh which the majority of the denomination has always held to be sinless, holy, and perfect despite the fact that certain of their writers have occasionally gotten into print with contrary views completely repugnant to the Church at large. They further explained to Mr. Martin that they had among their number certain members of their 'lunatic fringe' even as there are similar wild-eyed irresponsibles in every field of fundamental Christianity. This action of the Seventh-day Adventists was indicative of similar steps that were taken subsequently.

    Mr. Martin's book on Seventh-day Adventism will appear in print within a few months. It will carry a foreword by responsible leaders of the Seventh-day Adventist Church to the effect that they have not been misquoted in the volume and that the areas of agreement and disagreement as set forth by Mr. Martin are accurate from their point of view as well as from our evangelical point of view. All of Mr. Martin's references to a new Adventist volume on their doctrines will be from the page proof of their book, which will appear in print simultaneously with his work. Henceforth any fair criticism of the Adventist movement must refer to these simultaneous publications.

    The position of the Adventists seems to some of us in certain cases to be a new position; to them it may be merely the position of the majority group of sane leadership which is determined to put the brakes on any members who seek to hold views divergent from that of the responsible leadership of the denomination.

    To avoid charges that have been brought against them by evangelicals, Adventists have already worked out arrangements that the Voice of Prophecy radio program and the Signs of the Times, their largest paper, be identified as presentations of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.” Eternity, September 1956.

    1957:

    We are one with our fellow Christian denominational groups in the great fundamentals of the faith once delivered to the saints.Questions on Doctrine (Seventh-day Adventist book), p. 32. This book came right after the end of the discussion of 1955, 1956 with the Protestants Barnhouse and Walter. In this book the Church changed her position on Christ’s nature to that of Adam’s nature before the fall, and changed her teaching on the Atonement being completed at the Cross, instead of actually starting at the Cross. These compromises and changes were required by the Protestant leaders in order to categorize the Seventh-day Adventist Church as an evangelical Christian church instead of being classified as a sect.

    1958:

    I think that you are justified in granting permission for the use of your church building for an Easter service to be held by other religious bodies RH, May 22, 1958.

    1959:

    Merger of Churches in China. Of late more and more news has been coming in about churches joining one another and merging together. What a unification on a local basis looks like, can be seen from the guiding principles adopted for the merger between the Church of Christ and the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Chinchow, Liaoning Province, which we quote word by word from ‘China Bulletin’ published by the Far East Office of the Foreign Missions Department of the National Council of Churches in USA: 1. The denominational names heretofore adopted by both churches are abolished, and from now on the church will be called 'Christian State Church of Chinchow.' 2. The organization, the buildings, the properties, and the personnel become one. Surplus property will be used for the socialistic upbuilding. 3. The Adventist tithe-paying custom is revoked; let everyone give as much as he likes. 4. Previously adopted patriotic resolutions will be adapted to the new conditions after the unification. Provisions will be made for a reformation in the way of thinking of the individual church members. Der Adventbote (German Seventh-day Adventist paper), December 15, 1959.

    1960:

    The Seventh-day Adventist Church is an associate of the National Council of Churches.... The Seventh-day Adventists have been affiliated with a unit of the Council since its formation in 1950.” Letter from National Council of Churches (USA), March 21, 1960.

    1962:

    The Seventh-day Adventists were one of the first denominations to become reformed and to join the Communist Church. Other denominations followed before long, but not all. These were the Evangelical Church and the Chinese Orthodox Church, the former under the leadership of Rev. Wang, and the latter under the leadership of Rev. Watchman Nee.” Haagse Courant (Dutch newspaper), January 27, 1962.

    “The Holy Spirit came down upon the people.... Scores received the precious baptism with the Holy Ghost and spoke in tongues.... There were representatives of many faiths assembled for a common purpose: Presbyterians, Episcopalians, Dutch Reformed laymen, Methodists, Lutherans, Nazarenes, Baptists, Seventh Day Adventists – and hosts of others – all meeting at the feet of Jesus.” “Full Gospel Men’s Voice”, September 1962.

    1965:

    “Ringwood's Inter-Church Council comprises representatives of the Church of Christ, Church of England, Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian, Roman Catholic, Salvation Army, Seventh-day Adventist and the Ringwood East Baptist churches.” Eastern Post Gazette (Australian newspaper), November 11, 1965.

    1966:

    “An important ‘pre-theological’ ecumenical meeting took place under the sponsorship of John XXIII Center, of the Pontifical University of Salamanca, May 24-25 (1966). Besides the professors of this University, there were Catholic specialists, Adventist, Baptist, and Episcopalian ministers as well as pastors of the Evangelical Church, in attendance. The participants decided to continue having dialogues of this kind on an annual basis.” Lactualite Oecumenique ( France), June 15, 1966.

    1967:

    “Those gathering together to praise the Lord in song were from the following churches: Raymond Blackford, Bethel Lutheran; Dr. William Early, Cicero Methodist; Rev. Stephen Bard, Cicero Wesleyan; Father Duane Craycraft, Sacred Heart Catholic Church; Rev. Don Paden, Cicero Christian; and Pastor Randal Murphy, Cicero SDA Church.” L'Actualite Economique, March 9, 1967.

    “On October 29, 1966, a further step was taken toward religious freedom in Colombia, with the foundation of the Religious Liberty Association of Colombia.... A Seventh-day Adventist, Raimundo Pardo Suarez, was chosen as president. The vice president is the Reverend Noel Olaya, a Catholic priest and a relative of several of Colombia's past presidents. H. Niemann, pastor of the central church of Bogota, was elected secretary, and Fernando Tapias, an Adventist businessman, treasurer. Dr. Carlos Didacio Alvarez, a Catholic lawyer and staunch defender of religious liberty, was appointed auditor. The rest of the directorate was chosen from among leaders of various religious persuasions.” L'Actualite Economique, March 9, 1967.

    “A visit with Ecumenical Patriarch ATHENAGORAS.... I disengaged myself from his gray-black whiskers and asked him jocularly, 'Did you give me the same kiss of peace you gave Pope Paul on the Mount of Olives?' His large expressive brown eyes twinkled. 'Yes,' he replied, 'the very same kiss. But with you it was not necessary, for with you I have not been at war!” Roland R. Hegstad, Liberty (SDA paper in USA), March-April 1967.

    “Friday, May 13 (1967), at 8:00 p.m., the crypt of the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Pompeii was crammed. An act of meditation and prayer, organized by the Ecumenical Center of Barcelona, was taking place. The ceremony was jointly conducted by the Archbishop of Barcelona, Dr. Marcelo Gonzalez; Rev. Enrique Capo, pastor of the Spanish Evangelical Church; Mr. Antonio Comavella, of the Adventist Church; and Bro. Roberto Giscard, monk of the Protestant community of Taize.” La Vanguardia Espanola (Spanish newspaper), May 18, 1967.

    “Adventists are working in close cooperation with the Ecumenical Council.” Tribuna Ludu (Polish newspaper), December 15, 1967.

    “Pastor Dombrowski and Pastor Lyko (Seventh-day Adventist pastors) were honored with the badge which was granted at the celebration of the 'One-thousand year-Christianization.' Furthermore, they were on the Board of Directors at the Peace Conference of All Christians.” BiwleWnach Infortnacynich (Polish magazine), May 16, 1967.

    1968:

    “Particularly comforting is the discovery that one of God's latter-day champions is none other than Archbishop Ramsey himself, one hundredth occupant of the See of Canterbury.” The Signs of the Times, January 1968.

    “The World Council of Churches today admitted nine Roman Catholic theologians to membership in its principal theological body, the Commission on Faith and Order.... Also admitted to full membership were six representatives of other nonmember churches, including the Seventh Day Adventist Church....” New York Times ( USA), July 12, 1968.

    1971 :

    “The nominations committee yesterday (July 25, 1971) announced acceptance of the nomination of the family of a Seventh-day Adventist minister (Pastor C. Banaag) in search for the Christian Family of 1971.... Minister Banaag has visited many countries in Asia and the United States. His last trip was in 1968 when, as a member of the International Church-State Commission composed of 34 religious liberty secretaries of various countries, he visited the countries of Europe, the Middle East, Russia, Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia and was given a one-half hour audience by the Pope Paul VI at St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican. Pastor Banaag also attended the ecumenical encounter with the Pope at the Apostolic Nunciature on Taft Avenue last year when the pontiff came to Manila for a visit. This year's search is under the joint sponsorship of the Christian Family Movement and the Philippines Herald, by appointment of the papal nuncio, with the cooperation of the National Council of Churches in the Philippines.” The Philippines Herald, July 26, 1971.

    1973:

    “As a delegate of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, I attended the annual session of the General Conference of Seventh-day Baptists, which was opened August 12, in Milton, Wisconsin, USA.” Adventecho (German SDA paper), October 15, 1973.

    “To celebrate her 75-year jubilee, our church in Hungary conducted several religious services September 5 thru 8 (1973).... The meeting held on Thursday was attended also by representatives of the Government and representatives of other churches and denominations.” Adventecho (German SDA paper), December 15, 1973.

    “Since 1965 there have been yearly dialogues between the World Council of Churches and the Seventh-day Adventists.... Since 1968, the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists is acknowledged by other international churches as a 'World Confessional Family.' The Adventist participation in the yearly conference of the 'world confessional families' has brought good results.... Conscientious co-operation is necessary, as long as there is no compromise regarding firmly established beliefs and religious aims.” Adventecho (German Seventh-day Adventist paper), February 15, 1973.

    1974:

    “Plan to attend the Art Festival at St. Joseph's School on January 5 and 6 with public viewing to take place on Sunday, Jan. 6 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. This is sponsored by the Wayland Council of Churches which includes Sacred Heart of Perkinsville, St. Joseph's, United Methodist, United Church of Christ, and Seventh Day Adventist.... The Festival will close with an Ecumenical Service in the Church on Sunday afternoon....”The Valley News, January 2, 1974.

    1975:

    “The Community Thanksgiving Service will be held Thursday morning at 10 o'clock at the Bowmar Avenue Baptist Church. Dr. John G. McCall, pastor of the First Baptist Church will be the guest speaker.... Father Michael Glynn, pastor of St. Paul's Catholic Church will lead the responsive reading, the Rev. C. Anthony Russo, pastor of the Seventh-day Adventist Church will offer the Thanksgiving prayer, and the Rev. Harold Jordon, pastor of the Bowmar Avenue Baptist Church will direct music.” Vicksburg's ( USA) Evening Post, November 26, 1975.

    “When Adventist world leaders were convinced that the church could carry on its work without any change in its teachings or means of support, they yielded to government demands to align with the Protestant organization.... Thus, with mixed feelings on both sides, on March 24, 1972, Seventh-day Adventists became the forty-second communicant in the Church of Christ in Zaire. RH, Feb. 27, 1975.

    1976:

    “Representatives of several Christian denominations attended the 'Oitavario' (festival of eight days) of Prayers in Behalf of Christian Unity, which will close today (January 25, 1976) with an Ecumenical Service to be held at 11 a.m. in the English Church (Anglican Church) on Quebra Costas Street. (The photo shows) from left: Rev. Harper, chaplain of the English Church at Funchal; Rev. Pedro Barbosa, Pastor of the Presbyterian Church; Right Reverend Satterthwaite, Bishop of Fulham and Gibraltar; Father Rafael Andrade, representative of the Funchal Diocese; and Rev. Paulo Falcao, pastor of the Adventist Church.” Jornal da Madeira (Portuguese newspaper), January 25, 1976.

    “‘For those who died in the Santa Luzia accident there is hope of resurrection.’ With these words of introduction, Dom Joao de Rezende Costa, archbishop of Belo Horizonte, opened the ecumenical worship in honor of the 18 victims of the accident.... Mass was celebrated by the archbishop.... At the end, a choir of the Seventh-day Adventist Church sang a few religious hymns and popular songs.” Diario da Tarde (Brazilian newspaper), September 1, 1976.

    1977:

    “Evangelist Billy Graham has accepted an invitation to hold a crusade in Hungary. Graham's acceptance was announced jointly by the evangelist and Sandor Palotoy, chairman of the Council of Free Churches in Hungary. Palotoy extended the invitation to Graham while in the United States for a General Council meeting of the Baptist World Alliance. Himself a Seventh-day Adventist, Palotoy represents the eight evangelical churches in Hungary.” Southern Tidings (official publication of the Southern Union), September 1977.

    “Mr. Graham's visit . . . was sponsored by the Council of Free Churches, an alliance of Baptist, Pentecostal, Methodist, Seventh-day Adventist, and other denominations.” Religious News Service ( USA), October 14, 1977.

    1984:

    “N. C. Wilson, the president of the world organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, along with other high-ranking church officials, stayed in our country at the invitation of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Hungary between January 18 and 30. They discussed church related matters and visited local congregations.

    “N. C. Wilson and Denes Zarka, the president of the church in Hungary and their respective retinues visited Imre Miklos, the undersecretary of State and president of the office for Church Affairs. At this meeting N. C. Wilson informed Mr. Miklos of the steps they were going to take concerning the matter of the splinter group within the Hungarian Church. N. C. Wilson stated that, as in other countries, the Seventh-day Adventist world organization recognizes only one church organization, the one elected at the electoral conference, and which also the State has recognized.

    “N. C. Wilson has expressed his appreciation for the useful and beneficial attitude of the Hungarian State toward the church, as well as for the high degree of religious liberty he had experienced in Hungary.” Nepszabadsag (Hungarian newspaper), January 31, 1984.

    Not surprisingly then to see that the adoption by the executive committee of the General Conference working policy #075 has led the Seventh-day Adventist Church to change the major pillars of her faith: the fallen nature of Christ, the Beast of Revelation 13, and the Atonement doctrine. It further led the Church to be active in ecumenical initiatives with the other fallen churches, whereby the Church could no longer freely give her distinctive present-truth message.

    That course of action alone disqualifies the Church as God’s remnant, and as such God’s true followers still in the Seventh-day Adventist Church should heed the call of Christ to ‘come out of her, My people’ before it is too late.


    4. Today She is Babylonian and Fallen Because She Makes Other Babylonian and Fallen Churches Her Role Models

    A natural corollary of adoption of the working policy #075 is the desire to learn from the fallen churches, since they are regarded by the Seventh-day Adventist Church as co-workers in God’s vineyard. Therefore, not surprisingly, we find that in the late eighties the Seventh-day Adventist Church experimented with the celebration style of worship to draw potential members into the churches. By the celebration style of worship we mean the usage of semi-Pentecostal worship music, theatrical skits, and other entertainments. While this worldly/Babylonian mode of worship (highly condemned by the Spirit of Prophecy) was pleasing to the liberals of the Church, it nevertheless alienated the conservatives, who are the main financial supporters of the denomination. The results of the experiments were not very encouraging to the leaders as they led the conservatives to hold back some their financial backing, out of their dissatisfaction with the new direction.

    Around this time Bill Hybels started his new Protestant church in Chicago, the Willow Creek Church. He achieved tremendous success in drawing thousands of people into his church. He found out that what people really wanted was very little of church and lots of entertainment, little of Christianity and lots of songs and theatrics, little of formality and lots of casualness and food, little of Christ and His teaching and lots of other ‘interesting’ things. Basically, he converted the church into a community entertainment center.

    The success frenzy caught the attention of all the Christian denominations in North America. The Willow Creek Church soon became a training center for other Protestant churches, who wanted to learn how to transfer the success into their local churches. The Seventh-day Adventist leaders saw in the Willow Creek Church model what they were lacking to achieve the kind of membership growth they aimed for.

    Learning from the celebration experiment of the eighties, the leaders this time decided to start entirely new churches built on the Willow Creek model. This way they would avoid alienating the conservatives, while giving the new churches total freedom to experiment with radically new lines of ‘religious’ entertainment.

    The launching of this new and modern initiative, which was labeled Church Planting, was undertaken with great excitement and funfare. Under the headline “Church Planting Summit Brings Spirited Response”, the Adventist Review of September 19, 1996,reported the event as follows:

    “A movement was born when Adventists across North America converged on Andrews University for Seeds ’96, a church planting summit, June 12-15.

    “More than 400 church members, pastors, administrators, and educators participated in this inauguration of a massive church planting endeavor . .

    “The Seeds conference included 15 seminars and presentations. NAD president Alfred C. McClure gave the keynote address. The overflow crowd interrupted McClure time after time with cheering, applause, and thunderous amends.

    “‘We’ve come here this week to change the way this division thinks about church planting,’ said McClure. ‘This is the day that North America turns a corner. Today the North American church establishes a new battle plan. Today this division launches the most aggressive and intentional church planting in its history. . .

    “‘It is imperative that we be willing to devise new wineskins to serve as vehicles for the water of life.”

    Was the Seventh-day Adventist Church, the Church entrusted by God with giving the Three Angels’ Messages, ashamed of seeking guidance from a Babylonian church instead of seeking wisdom and insight from the inspired instructions she has received? Not at all.

    Fact: Adventists, both pastors and lay people, consistently make up one of the largest groups at Willow Creek’s half-dozen annual seminars.”Adventist Review, December 18, 1997.

    The training that some of the Seventh-day Adventist ministers got at Willow Creek Church training center led some leaders to realize that the denomination’s name was a liability and a big drawback. Hence, several churches which adopted the Willow Creek model have changed their names. The following is a list of some of the names adopted by these ‘Adventist Willow Creek churches’:

    Oasis Christian Center, Washington
    New Life Celebration Fellowship, Oregon
    Sun Valley Fellowship, Canada 
    New Hope Church, Maryland 
    South Hills Bible Fellowship, Pennsylvania 
    Hamilton Community Church, Tennessee 
    New Life Christian Fellowship, Washington 
    Center for Creative Activity, Nebraska 
    New Church Plant, Canada

    The fascination of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America with the Babylonian Willow Creek Church can be seen in the following quote:

    “What to do with Willow Creek?

    Fact: America’s most attended church, a non­charismatic nondenominational church in suburban Chicago, continues to shape not only its immediate community but, more notably, the 2,200 member churches from 70 denominations participating in the Willow Creek Association. WCA endeavors to “help the church turn irreligious people into fully devoted followers of Christ.” 
    Adventist Review , December 18, 1997.

    The Seventh-day Adventist Church is grateful for the impact of Willow Creek on her Church.

    What to do with Willow Creek? . . .I’m grateful for Willow Creek. It was there that my former academy church, Forest Lake, got intentional about worship; that Adventist friends and relatives recognized their natural abilities—from drama to maintenance—as natural ministries…I’ve never exited the $34.3 million (Willow Creek) complex without positive thoughts.”Adventist Review , December 18, 1997.

    In a final appeal the Adventist Review presents the following plea:

    “Adventists should continue gleaning from Willow Creek . . . Willow Creek has its place in prophecy too.” Adventist Review , December 18, 1997.

    Only a Church which has fallen so low beyond any recovery, to where she can no longer differentiate between the holy and the profane, would find guidance and instructions in a Babylonian church. “Can two walk together, except they be agreed?”Amos 3:3.

    On May 30, 1882, Ellen G. White made the following sad statement about the condition of the Seventh-day Adventist Church then:

    “The church has turned back from following Christ her Leader and is steadily retreating toward Egypt. Yet few are alarmed or astonished at their want of spiritual power.” 5T 217.

    The craving of the Seventh-day Adventist Church to implement today the Satanic methods of Willow Creek is a strong evidence that she has finished retreating and is not only settled but that indeed she has become an integral part of spiritual Egypt.


    5. Today She is Babylonian and Fallen Because She Has Formed an Image to the Beast

    In the late seventies and early eighties, the General Conference came under increasing pressure from Catholic leaders, who were upset by the activity of some ‘rogue’ Seventh-day Adventist churches which were actively giving the Third Angel’s Message in the USA and publicly denouncing the man of sin. It was demanded by the Catholic and ecumenical leaders that the General Conference abide by the understanding reached previously with the General Conference that such ‘hostile’ activities were to cease if the Seventh-day Adventist Church was to be accepted and recognized as part of mainstream Christianity. The Seventh-day Adventist Church had really no control over those independent churches, who were calling themselves by the same name; such churches were indeed financially and administratively not controlled by the General Conference.

    To get out of this embarrassment and make good with his ecumenical partners, Neil C. Wilson, in 1980, hired attorney Vincent Ramik, a practicing Roman Catholic trademark lawyer, to register the brand Seventh-day Adventist as an intellectual property, solely owned by the General Conference Corporation. The General Conference kept this devilish initiative secret from members all over the world for five years, until the no-objection period expired. After the expiration of the no-objection period, the General Conference became in 1985 the undisputed legal owner of the trademark Seventh-day Adventist, and thus was in a position to restrict the usage of the name to only those who would not cross the lines. Neil C. Wilson, through the legal department of the General Conference began to harass and threaten all independent Seventh-day Adventist churches which were actively giving the Third Angel’s Message. They started legal action against Pastor Perez of the Eternal Gospel Seventh-day Adventist Church in Miami, and Pastor Marik in Kona, Hawaii.

    We have been warned in The Great Controversy that “Whenever the church has obtained secular power, she has employed it to punish dissent from her doctrines. Protestant churches that have followed in the steps of Rome by forming alliance with worldly powers have manifested a similar desire to restrict liberty of conscience."The Great Controversy 443. When the General Conference sought the aid of the civil power, it was for the purpose of punishing those who stand in the way of the leaders of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. By this action they have indeed formed an image to the beast similar to the image of the beast which will be formed when the Protestant fallen churches will seek the civil authorities to impose Sunday worship.

    By trade-marking the Church’s God-given name, the Seventh-day Adventist Church has provided the Protestants with a practical demonstration of how to seek the aid of the civil authorities to control the actions of the people. For this reason alone (if not for other reasons), for which the Seventh-day Adventist Church has never repented, we cannot help but conclude that the Church has fallen beyond repair.


    Now that the Church is Fallen, What to Do Next?

    If the Seventh-day Adventist Church is fallen, then there is only one course of action for a son or daughter of God to pursue: to come out of her at once and follow Christ. Such a son/daughter of God would not then be accountable before God for the sins of the Church, if he/she severs all links (membership, association, etc.) with this apostate entity. But to harbor the elusion, that though the Church is indeed fallen, but I must stay to reform it, is going against the clear will of God. The nature of Babylon, as revealed in the Bible, defies healing. Divine instruction tells us: “We would have healed Babylon, but she is not healed: forsake her…” Jeremiah 51:9. Since Babylon cannot be healed, what are God’s children instructed to do? As if ‘forsake her’ is not clear enough, we are commanded toFlee out of the midst of Babylon, and deliver every man his soul: be not cut off in her iniquity.” Jeremiah 51:6. A third similar command is given in the same chapter: “My people, go ye out of the midst of her, and deliver ye every man his soul from the fierce anger of the LORD.” Jeremiah 51:45.

    If you think that the words of Jeremiah above do not apply to us today, please pay heed to the following divine counsel:

    “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.” ST, January 13, 1898, par. 8.

    The Lord’s messenger foresaw the day when the Three Angels’ Messages were to be especially given to the Seventh-day Adventist Church, including the last call of mercy of Revelation chapter 18.

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

    The Bible tells us that the heeding of the call to come out of her represents merely the first step in the process of being accepted by God as His sons and daughters:

    “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? Or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? For ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in (them); and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean (thing); and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.” 2Cor. 6:14-18.

    The Lord’s messenger has foreseen that just before the close of probation, a final ‘come out of her’ call will be given to God’s people in the fallen churches as well as to the Adventist people:

    “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 truthSatan 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.

    We pray that you will be among the few honest ones who would not need to be deceived by Satan’s generated excitement seen right now in many of the Seventh-day Adventist churches, and which is falsely taken as a sign “that God is still working for the churches.” Furthermore, do not be deceived by Satan’s agents in the Church who are giving false definition of ‘nominal Adventists.’ Leave to God’s servant to define herself what she meant by nominal Adventists. In the same book, Early Writings, she defines nominal Adventists as those ‘who reject the present truth.’ EW 69.2.


    A Final Solemn Warning For Seventh-day Adventists

    We are told in the first chapter of The Great Controversy that the destruction of Jerusalem was a type (a prefigure) of the destruction of the Church and world in the last days. In the type, we note that Jewish leaders, while Jerusalem was besieged by the Romans, hired and bribed many false prophets and shepherds to assure the Jews of the inevitability of deliverance by God at the eleventh hour.

    “To establish their power more firmly, they (Jewish leaders) bribed false prophets to proclaim, even while Roman legions were besieging the temple, that the people were to wait for deliverance from God. To the last, multitudes held fast to the belief that the Most High would interpose for the defeat of their adversaries. GC 28.

    Is this false hope of final cleansing and deliverance of the Church promulgated today in the Seventh-day Adventist Church as it was done in Jerusalem in 70 A.D.? Sadly, it is. Both the leadership of the Church as well as the various independent ministries are spreading around this false anti-divine counsel in a big way. While the creditability of the leadership amongst the conservative members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church may not be high, we find Satan deceiving very effectively those very conservatives through the various independent ministries today, which often teach a lot of truth, while at the same time fighting satanically against any attempt to call God’s people out of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. By such a course, those ministries represent Satan’s most destructive tool as regards entrapping God’s people in this doomed Church, which will be the first to experience the ire of God. Satan is able to use them so effectively because the ratio of truth in their teachings is much higher than it is within the Conference-controlled churches.

    We feel a solemn duty to expose those false shepherds by name. Many a soul would be lost because they look up to those leaders, and when they see them refusing to come out of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, the members assume it to be the correct stand. Such a member, although presented with overwhelming evidence of the need to heed God’s call before it is too late, yet gets influenced by the stand of those false shepherds. Beware of following such individuals and do not follow nor listen to their teachings, for they always appear as angels of light , but they invariably fail in the acid test. For they not only would not come out of the Church themselves, but would discourage any hesitant member from heeding God’s final call of mercy.

    We do not know the ‘heart’ reasons for their stand. Only God can read their hearts. We cannot understand how they would not see the necessity of coming out of the fallen Seventh-day Adventist Church. About those false shepherds we quote the following divine injunction:

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

    While the false shepherds roaming within the Seventh-day Adventist Church are plentiful, we praise God that there are a few faithful shepherds who have heeded God’s call and have since been giving the trumpet a certain sound. They call upon God’s people to come out of all fallen churches and systems of religions, not excluding any church entity. Often their names have been much tarnished and maligned by some of the false shepherds, but this did not cause them to deviate from duty.

    For you, our most dear Reader, we would like to end this short study by quoting the following divine counsel:

    There can be no unity between truth and error. We can unite with those who have been led into deception only when they are converted.” UL 88.

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