TRANSMUTATION OF THE THREE ANGELS into three unclean frog like spirits

KEY TO ABBREVIATIONS OF E.G. WHITE WRITINGS

AA................................ Acts of the Apostles.
1-7BC........................... SDA Bible Commentary, vol 1-7.
CH................................ Counsels on Health.
COL.............................. Christ's Object Lessons.
CT................................ Counsels to Parents and Teachers.
DA................................ Desire of Ages.
Ed................................ Education.
Ev................................ Evangelism.
EW............................... Early Writings.
FCE.............................. Fundamentals of Christian Education.
FLB............................... Faith I Live By.
FW................................ Faith and Works.
GC................................ Great Controversy.
GW............................... Gospel Workers.
LHU.............................. Lift Him Up.
LS................................ Life Sketches of Ellen G. White.
MB................................ Mount of Blessings.
MH............................... Ministry of Healing.
MLT.............................. My Life Today.
MM............................... Medical Ministry.
MYP............................. Messages to Young People.
OHC............................. Our High Calling.
PK................................ Prophets and Kings.
PM................................ Publishing Ministry.
PP................................ Patriarch and Prophets.
1-6RH........................... Review and Herald Articles, vol 1-6.
SC................................ Steps to Christ.
SD................................ Sons and Daughters of God.
SL................................ Sanctified Life.
1-3SM.......................... Selected Messages, book 1-3.
1-4SOP........................ Spirit of Prophecy, vol 1-4.
ST................................ Signs of the Times Articles, vol 1-4.
1-9T.............................. Testimonies for the Church, vol 1-9.
TM................................ Testimonies to Ministers.


KEY TO ABBREVIATIONS OF NON- E.G. WHITE WRITINGS

AR................................ Adventist Review.
AS................................ Angry Saints.
2BEM........................... Churches Respond to BEM, vol 2.
CCYQ........................... Cornerstone Connections Youth Quarterly.
27 Doc......................... Seventh-day Adventist's Believe.
FTW............................. Faith That Works.
Mkd.................................Marked.
MOD............................. Movement of Destiny.
OOF............................. Obedience of Faith.
PUR............................. Pacific Union Recorder.
QOD............................. Questions on Doctrines.
ROE............................. The Return of Elijah.
SBF.............................. Salvation By Faith.
SOT.............................. Signs of the Times.
TKG.............................. To Know God.
VOP News................... Voice of Prophecy News Magazine.



TRANSMUTATION  OF  THE  THREE  ANGELS

     The word "Transmutation" means "to change in nature, form, or quality" from the original.  Thus "Transmutation of the Three Angels" means to change the original messages of Revelation 14 in nature, form, or quality into other messages.
     An angel is a spirit (Hebrews 1:7, 14, Psalms 104:4).  The three angels of Revelation 14 are involved with messages from heaven, hence they are righteous or clean angels or spirits.  But there are three other spirits listed in Revelation 16 who are involved with messages from the Devil's kingdom, hence they are unrighteous or unclean spirits.  It is either the messages of the three angels of Revelation 14--which center in Jesus, or it is the messages of the three spirits of Revelation 16--which center in Satan, that will be heard and embraced by the world today.  So if the heavenly messages of the three angels of Revelation 14 are changed from their original truth, then they would no longer be truth, but would be part of the hellish messages of the three unclean spirits of Revelation 16.
     But who would do such a thing?  Who would try to change these three precious truths of God into the specious falsehoods and messages of Satan from the bottomless pit?

     In Selected Messagesbook 1, p 204-05, we find this inspired statement:
     "The enemy of souls has sought to bring in the supposition that a great reformation was to take place among Seventh-day Adventists, and that this reformation would consist in giving up the doctrines which stand as the pillars of our faith, and engaging in a process of reorganization.  Were this reformation to take place, what would result?  The principles of truth that God in His wisdom has given to the remnant church, would be discarded.  Our religion would be changed.  The fundamental principles that have sustained the work for the last fifty years would be accounted as error.  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 awonderful 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.
     "Who has authority to begin such a movement?  We have our Bibles.  We have our experience, attested to by the miraculous working of the Holy Spirit.  We have a truth that admits of no compromise.  Shall we not repudiate everything that is not in harmony with this truth?"

     Ellen White wrote that there was to be a satanic reformation and movement within the Seventh-day Adventist church that would consist in giving up the original doctrines and pillars of Adventism, and thus "our religion would be changed."
     God raised up the Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) church out of the great disappointment of October 22, 1844, to live and preach the Three Angels' Messages to the whole world, and then Christ would come.  This means that the sole foundational basis for the existence of the SDA church would be the Three Angels' Messages, and its sole mission in these last days would be the proclamation of these heavenly messages!

     The SDA church of today agrees with this.
     "What is the Raison D'etre [French word for "reason for existence"] of the Seventh-day Adventist church?  In short, it is to proclaim to the entire world the gospel in the setting of God's special threefold message [Revelation 14] and thus prepare a people for the coming of Christ."Adventist Review, August 19, 1982, p 13 (see also Ministry, December, 1992, p 24).

     Since the sole foundational basis for the existence of the SDA church is the Three Angels' Messages, if the SDA church would change the original foundational teachings of these messages into something completely different, then it would not be the same church which God raised up.  But the church would have then become a counterfeit of God's true church.
     If this occurs, then the sole foundational basis for the existence of the SDA church in these last days would be the counterfeit three unclean spirits' messages of satanic doctrine, and its sole mission would be the proclamation of these specious doctrines!  As such, the SDA church would be no different than all the other churches which have given up the light of heaven.  Hence our response to her must be the same as our response to the other churches of Babylon.

     So the big question is; "Has the SDA church changed the original fundamental doctrinal pillars and teachings of the Three Angels' Messages of Revelation 14 into another three angels' messages of satanic doctrine?  Robert Folkenberg, who is the president of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, states:
     "...the truth, as we understand it for this end time, is real, its relevant, its defensible, it will stand the test of scrutiny." Robert Folkenberg, from a taped Question & Answer talk show titled "Issues and Interviews," hosted by Don Snyder (president of Northern California Conference), February 19, 1993 from 8:00-10:00 pm on KCDS (an SDA radio station in Angwin, Calif).

     Let us then examine and apply the "test of scrutiny" to the current beliefs and teachings of the church to see if they "understand" them to be the same as the original foundational beliefs.  Or if they "understand" them to be different, and have changed them into the three satanic counterfeit messages.
     In showing if the SDA church has changed its position on the original understanding of the Three Angels' Messages, we will be quoting mainly from SDA church publications, church papers, and taped statements of well known church leaders.
     Some will argue that the various SDA books or the articles in the church papers, which are both printed off the church's press, carry only the views of the authors and not the authority of the SDA church denomination unless specifically noted.  But this is not correct!

     In regards to SDA authored books from SDA presses:
     "Seventh-day Adventist publishing houses, built by denominational investment, were instituted not to publish whatever a worker may elect, but to produce the finest literature possible to give our basic message the widest consistent circulation in the most representative fashion.
     "Our houses...are partners in a threefold compact--they serve and protect the denomination itself, the denominational publisher, and the denominational author.  They have both a denominational name to safeguard, anda publisher's name and reputation to protect.  They, therefore, have book committees to read, evaluate, and recommend specific action and improvements on manuscripts.  They have boards to make final decision, skilled staffs to check, edit, and correct the copy, and put it into acceptable form....
     "When the finished product carries the stamp of a standard publishing house, it bears denominational approval.  It is then a denominational, not a private, publication.  It has a measure of authority and dignity not otherwise possible." Ministry, December, 1948, p 23, Review and Herald Publishing Association.

     So SDA authored books carry denominational approval, and are a denominational publication because they are printed upon the denomination's presses.  This would hold true regarding all the SDA church papers and magazines which also are printed off of the denomination's presses.
     But specifically, these are stated to speak for the SDA church: The Voice of Prophecy programs, and hence its Voice of Prophecy Newspaper, and The Signs of the Times.  These are "presentations of the Seventh-day Adventist church." Eternity magazine, September, 1957, quoting the stated positions of SDA church leaders.

     Not only these papers, but especially the Adventist Review.  The Adventist Review (AR) is called "The voice of the church, for the church." (AR January 20, 1983, p 8).  The chairman of their board is the General Conference president (AR January 20, 1983 p 8), and so the Review"has become inseparable from the church.  Through the years it has told the story of the church, and continues to do so" (AR October 24, 1985 back page).  Besides, the Review was called "The official organ of the Seventh-day Adventist church" (Review, May 19, 1966, front cover).

     It will be mainly from these 3 church papers and SDA books from church presses that we will determine if the SDA church has changed its position on the Three Angels' Messages or not.  We will first state the original foundational beliefs established by the pioneers and upheld throughout the writings of Ellen G. White, and then show if the church still adheres only to these, or if it has changed them into satanic messages.


THE FIRST ANGEL'S MESSAGE

     "And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to Him; for the hour of His judgment is come: and worship Him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters." Revelation 14:6-7.

     The Everlasting Gospel is the "Good News" about Jesus and the plan of redemption and salvation from sin through faith in Jesus Christ--the connecting link between God and man (John 14:6, Genesis 28:12-13).  This glorious gospel declares that we can be freely justified before God (Isaiah 45:25, Romans 3:28, Galatians 2:16, Romans 3:24, Titus 3:7, 1 Corinthians 6:11, Romans 5:9, 3:4, Matthew 12:37, Romans 2:13, James 3:20-24), obtain grace and strength to stand (Romans 5:1-5, Ephesians 6:10-18, Galatians 5:1), warring against and victoriously overcoming all temptations and sins (Romans 8:1-2) unto righteousness (Romans 6:16, 5:21) and continued sanctification through Christ and His Holy Spirit (Jeremiah 23:6, Isaiah 61:10, 1 Thessalonians 4:3-4, 2 Thessalonians 2:13) which strengtheneth us (Philippians 4:13).  This gospel is not "all faith" or "all grace" which shuts out our efforts, nor is it "all works" which shuts out Jesus.  It is the uniting of divinity and humanity--God working and us working for our salvation (Phil 2:12-13, Rev 22:14).

     Several questions are answered by this gospel message, such as:

--What is the Plan of Redemption or Salvation?  It is the "conditional" process (2T 691, 5T 692, 3T 481, 1T 440, PP 431, 7BC 931) whereby fallen humanity can be reconciled back to God (PP 331) by their working participation and union with God (AA 482, 6T 372, Ev 596, DA 296-97, 4T 464) in the keeping of His laws (1SM 218, 225, 5T 515), and in the subduing of every sin in their life through the force of their will (1SM 82, DA 311, SC 15, PP 248, MB 61, 5T 513, Matthew 11:12, 1BC 1095-96) to reflect God's righteousness and to vindicate His character before all peoples (PP 68).  Jesus Christ made possible this glorious plan by being born of a virgin, clothing His divinity with, and becoming one with humanity (DA 363), taking man's fallen sinful nature upon Him (FE 408, 5T 235, DA 49, 117, 4BC 1147, 1RH 140, 3RH 421, 2SOP 39), and then engaging the strong foe's temptations with the inward pulling and drawing towards sin, but never giving in to this (5T 177, 7BC 929, Hebrews 4:15, 3ST 264).  This was necessary in order for Christ to experience and overcome the strong temptations with which Satan tempts fallen humanity, and thus Christ broke Satan's hold upon man (PK 586), and provided humanity with a perfect example and pattern of how they can also overcome (Revelation 3:21, 4T 45, 86, DA 49, SD 23, 7BC 925, 5BC 1082, AA 531, MH 180-81).

     Christ never once used His own divine power while on earth (4T 45, CT 276-77, DA 119, 5BC 1124), not even for others (angels did the miracles--DA 143), but completely worked with and relied upon His Father for help to overcome the great temptations and to sustain Him in His work (DA 24, 147, 674-75, Ed 80, MYP 58).  Thus Christ had no advantage over humanity, and we can, by uniting with God through Christ by faith, exercise the same powers which Christ had in order to live a pure spotless life out of love for God (DA 24, 664).  Christ bore, suffered, and died upon the cruel cross, rose the third day, and ascended to heaven to minister as our High Priest before God in securing for humanity the choice to serve God or Satan.  Thus the "humanity of Christ means everything to us" (OHC 48), because if Christ did not take on Him our fallen sinful nature, but had an unfallen nature like Adam before the fall or of the angels, then He could not have suffered by being tempted, and would not know what you or I are going through when we are tempted.  Thus He could not know how to succor or help us out of the temptation!  But praise God this is not the case.  Christ did have our fallen sinful nature upon Him, and He did suffer by being tempted.  Thus He can help us in every time of need (Heb 2:10, 16, 18, 5:7-9, 5T 177).

--What is sin?  "Sin is the transgression of the law" of God, or the ten commandments (1 John 3:4, 2:7, Exodus 20:1-17).

--What is Justification?  Justification is the gift from God of full and complete pardon from passed acknowledged, confessed, and forsaken sins (Proverbs 28:13, 1 John 1:9, 1SM 391, 6BC 1071).  Justification is manifested by the transformation of character (6BC 1071), and is not given or retained while transgressing God's law (1SM 213, 366, James 2:24).  It is not "once justified (saved) always justified (saved)!"

--What is Sanctification?  Sanctification is the continual growing in grace (7BC 947) by daily studying God's word (1 Corinthians 6:11, 1 Timothy 4:5, John 17:19) and daily dying to self by conforming to God's will (4T 299).  We must keep God's law to attain and maintain sanctification (CH 69, GC 467, 2T 472).  Thus it means perfect love, perfect obedience, perfect conformity to God's will (Isaiah 5:16, 1 Thessalonians 4:3-4, 2 Thessalonians 2:13, AA 565).

--What does it mean to "fear God"?  To fear God means to love (Deuteronomy 10:12), reverence (Psalms 89:7), trust (Psalms 115:11), serve (Joshua 24:14, 1 Samuel 12:14, 24), hope (Psalms 33:18-22, 147:11), keep His commandments (Deuteronomy 31:12-13, 17:19, 5:29, Psalms 112:1), and depart from evil (Proverbs 3:7, 16:6, 2 Chronicles 19:7, Exodus 20:20, Psalms 34:11, 14, Job 28:28, Proverbs 8:13).

--What does it mean to "give glory to Him"?  To give glory to God means to reflect His righteous character in your own life and actions (Exodus 33:18-23, 34:5-8, Acts 10:35, 1 Corinthians 15:33-34, Psalms 29:1-2, 86:7-13).

--What does it mean that "the hour of His judgement is come"?  This means that the day of God's judgment had arrived on October 22, 1844 (Ev 223, 1SM 125, 5T 692).  Those who have chosen to serve God and continued faithful to Him would be judged worthy of everlasting life (GC 480, 4T 384), but those who choose to reject God and His means of salvation, and to continue in sin, would be judged unworthy of everlasting life (1 Peter 4:17, Romans 2:5-9, GC 482-86, EW 280).  All our sins are being written down in the record books of heaven for the purpose of the judgment (Dan 7:9-11, GC 487, COL 310), and it starts first with the dead, and then with the living (GC 436, 1SM 125).  The judgment does not free us from sin, but awakens us to the urgency that time is short, and that we must be delivered through Jesus from sin's prison house before we are individually judged and can stand in the judgment (GC 436), or we will face eternal destruction (Revelation 20:11-15).

--What does it mean to "worship Him"?  To worship God means that we honor, serve and obey God and Him alone (Psalms 96:9, 29:2, 5:7, 1 Chronicles 16:29, Matthew 4:10, John 4:23-24), that our spiritual allegiance is to God and Him alone and not to any man or church or government or nation or power (Acts 5:29, Galatians 1:10, Psalms 118:6, 8-9).

     These are some of the truths contained in the First Angel's Message upon which the SDA church was raised up and founded upon.  But are these truths still only adhered to by the SDA church?  Are these truths the only messages being held out to the people, or has the SDA church changed these precious truths of the First Angel into an unclean message?

     What does the SDA church now teach about these truths contained in the First Angel's Message?
     What does the SDA church believe about the Everlasting Gospel being freedom from past sins through justification, and from sinning through the union of humanity with divinity in using our will power in putting forth personal efforts to overcome sin?
     "...the 'everlasting gospel'...is salvation by faith in Jesus Christ apart from any works of righteousness on our part." Marked! (Mkd), p 39, by Bob Spangler, Review and Herald Publishing Association (R&HPA), 1981.

     "Salvation is by grace alone through faith.  Nothing else." Signs of the Times (SOT), November, 1986, p 19.

     "The miracle of grace...Our continuing and only source of salvation." AR April 21, 1983, p 15.

     "Together my husband and I had made the decision, after attending a series of nightly tent meetings sponsored by the Adventist church, to enter into a covenant relationship with Jesus....I could relax in my new faith, sit back, and let God do the rest." AR June 10, 1982, p 10.
(Other statements along this same line; AR October 27, 1983, p 5, AR October 24, 1985, p 5, AR June 2, 1988, p 10.)

     What about the necessity of overcoming of sin through the union of humanity with divinity in using our will power in putting forth personal efforts and striving against sin?
     "The gospel is not doing something in order to make ourselves better.  It is not reforming ourselves, using our will power to stop bad habits...this is not the gospel....Its good news: not that we should do something for God...it is salvation by faith...'Its all of Grace.'" Voice of Prophecy (VOP) News, February, 1976, p 6, H.M.S. Richards, Sr.

     "'If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness' (1 John 1:9).  This is the overcoming of sin..." Cornerstone Connections Youth Quarterly (CCYQ), 2nd Quarter, 1994, p 62, R&HPA.

     This "all of grace" "nothing else" doctrine--or that Christ has done it all for us so no necessity to keep God's law perfectly; that we are saved by "faith alone," just "let God do the rest," and that Jesus will obey for us and give us all things necessary for salvation as "gifts"--is the same doctrine which the Nicolaitans taught (Revelation 2:6, 15, 7BC 957), which God hates!
     Yet this false doctrine is strongly and blatantly taught to the Adventist members.
     "Is our obedience to God's will (as some assert) composed partly of our efforts and part of God's?  No!  Such is not the case!"  Mkd 129.

     "So if I find that I am not obeying exactly as Jesus did yet, I don't need to feel alarm."  Obedience of Faith (OOF), p 43, by Morris L. Venden, R&HPA, 1983.

     "Obedience is by faith, plus or minus nothing else.  Obedience is by faith alone....obedience has to come by faith alone..." Faith that Works (FTW), p 159, 161 by Morris L. Venden, R&HPA, 1980.

     "It is good news to learn that obedience is by faith alone, just as forgiveness is by faith alone." To Know God (TKG), p 96 by Morris L. Venden, R&HPA, 1983.

     "Forgiveness is a gift, salvation is a gift, and obedience is a gift...He [Christ] wants to give us victory and overcoming as gifts." TKG 101, 112.

     "All we can do is accept them [obedience, victory, and overcoming] as gifts." Good News and Bad News About the Judgment, p 47, by Morris L. Venden, Pacific Press Publishing Association (PPPA), 1982.

     "...by His perfect life...completely fulfilling the law's requirements on man's behalf." Mkd 89.

     "He [Christ] gives us rest...from our own attempt to overcome sin and the devil, and from fighting the battles that Jesus has promised to fight for us....Remember that a gift is a gift." AR December 24, 1981, p 5.

     As you can see, there is little difference between the gospel which the SDA church now teaches, and the gospel which the other churches of Babylon teach!
     In fact, the SDA church admits this:
     "As Adventists we believe in teaching the gospel, just like most of the churches around us....We are all saved by grace, not by what we do....
     "The Seventh-day Adventist church is unique not in its preaching of the gospel, but in the setting in which it is preached." AR Sept 13, 1984, p 7.

     What does the SDA church believe about the Good News being only about Jesus Christ?
     "...the good news about the Seventh-day Adventist Church..." Pacific Union Recorder (PUR), September 18, 1989, p 12.

     Hence the gospel is not to bring people to Jesus Christ, but is to bring people to the SDA church!  Christ's great commission is reduced to church growth--bringing in members, instead of teaching the truth and bringing people to Jesus.
     "[Matthew 28:19-20 quoted].  The church has one business: The crucified and resurrected Lord commanded us to make disciples of men and women everywhere, and, after making these people faithful disciples, to teach them to become disciple-makers." AR April 7, 1988, p 23.

     What does the SDA church believe about Christ taking the nature of Adam after the fall--or taking fallen sinful human nature upon Him, and not having a different nature than humanity?
     "[Jesus] Took Sinless Nature of Adam Before Fall." Movement of Destiny (MOD), p 497, by Leroy Edwin Froom, R&HPA, 1971.

     "...Jesus had the absolute, perfect, sinless nature of Adam before He fell." Salvation by Faith and Your Will (SBF), p 93, by Morris L. Venden, Southern Publishing Association (SPA), 1978.

     "...Adventist's believed that Christ's spiritual nature reflected that of Adam before the fall." Angry Saints (AS), p 132 by George R. Knight, R&HPA, 1989.  (Another statement along this same line: AR February 1, 1990, p 19-21).

     If Jesus did not have man's fallen sinful nature upon Him, then it would be easy for Him overcome; hence He would be born differently than you or I in this regard.  Fallen humanity would not stand a chance against sin if this was true.
     But what does the church teach?
     "Man sins because he is sinful.  He is not sinful because he sins....You don't have to sin to be sinful; all you have to do is get yourself born!...Jesus is the only one who was born righteous." TKG 22-23.

     "Of course Jesus was born different.  He had a sinless human nature, the same as Adam before his fall...Therefore it was natural for Jesus to be good.  I was born with a sinful nature, and its natural for me to be bad." SBF 86.  (Another statement along this same line: AR June 28, 1990, p 8).

     What about Jesus not using His divine powers while on earth?
     "To a degree, perhaps inexplicable this side of eternity, His [Christ's] substitution necessitated [using] His divinity...[at end of article in the footnotes section]...Christ is portrayed...as using His own divine attributes...He could use His own divine powers..." AR February 1, 1990, p 21-22.

     What about Jesus not having any advantage over fallen humanity?
     "When Jesus took the liabilities of fallen man, there was one that He did not take--man's sinful nature.  He had aspiritual nature from birth...Jesus had no desire for sin.  Can you say that about yourself?...
     "All of this leads us to a very practical question: Did Jesus have some sort of advantage over us?  Yes, He had an advantage over us..."Ministry, May, 1982, p 19.

     If Jesus really was born with a sinless human nature, used His divine powers, and had an advantage over fallen humanity, then He cannot be a perfect example and pattern or Saviour from our sins.  He would not know what we were inwardly going through when tempted, nor how to succor and help us overcome sin with fallen natures upon us; He would only know how to comfort and help those who have unfallen sinless natures!  Thus Christ as our Saviour from sin would be effectively robbed away from us, and we could never overcome sin!  Hence we would be lost if this is true.

     But what does the SDA church teach?
     "Because His humanity [nature] was sinless, Jesus could not experience the inner...urgings of sinful humans." AR February 1, 1990, p 21.

     What does the SDA church believe about the definition of sin being only the transgression of God's Commandments?
     "Sin...is any life that is apart from God." TKG 22.

     "You see, to the Father sin is a broken relationship, not a specific bad behavior....So with the friendship model of sin rather than the behavioral model, you answer the question 'Is it a sin to?'" Guide, August 10, 1991, p 23, R&HPA.

     "Many people think of sin as wrongdoing, breaking the law, and so on....Sin means being separated from God." CCYQ, p 56-57.

     "Sin is simply something you want to do but that some authority figure doesn't want you to enjoy..." ST November, 1992, p 5.  (Another statement along this same line: Insight, March 12, 1994, p 15)

     What does the SDA church believe about Justification?  Is it "once saved always saved?"
     "...there is only one Justification, and it accompanies the believer from the time of faith's inception...all the wayinto the final judgment..." AR August 11, 1983, p 4.

     "Justification settles our present account, but is also applies to our future as a covering umbrella from the moment we accept Christ until we meet the Lord."  Mkd 125.

     What does the SDA church believe about Sanctification, and Redemption?  Is a combination of faith and works necessary for sanctification and salvation?
     "Salvation is still given people only on the basis of their faith in Jesus Christ, not because of their faithful keeping of God's law or any of its special parts." AR April 12, 1984, p 9.

     "Many people accept the premise that justification is by faith alone, but find it hard to turn loose of the idea that there is something we can do to save ourselves in the process of sanctification.  Some consider it dangerous to give up the idea that the method of living the Christian life is by faith plus works....If we put our effort and our will-power toward that which is impossible for us to do [keep God's commandments and overcome sin], then we will end in defeat." FTW 188.

     "Can we ever...receive power [God's grace] to overcome our present sinning?  The answer is no.  Sanctification is as much a gift of God as is Justification." Ministry, January, 1982, p 6.

     "All three [justification, sanctification, and glorification] are included in salvation, and all come as gifts from Jesus..." FTW 191.

     "He (Christ) completed, once for all, our sanctification and redemption.  No one can add to what He has done." Seventh-day Adventists Believe...A Biblical Exposition of 27 Fundamental Doctrines (27 Doc), p 128, by R&HPA, 1988.  (Other statements along this same line: AR July 28, 1983, p 8; AR March 22, 1984, p 4).

     What does the SDA church believe about Jesus saving us from our sins, not in our sins?
     "God declares us to be justified, or righteous, before our characters are changed.  God accepts us as His sons and daughters even before we act like sons and daughters." Mkd 105.

     "...God took the initiative to forgive and accept them in their sins..." AR January 7, 1988, p 14.

     What does the SDA church believe about fearing God by keeping His commandments and departing from sin?
     "...nothing we can ever do will merit the favor of God." Questions On Doctrines (QOD), p 108, by R&HPA, 1957.

     "One's effort to obey the law of God, however strict, can never be a ground of salvation.  We are saved through...grace alone.  Our Lord's sacrifice on calvary is mankind's only hope." QOD 190.

     "It is wrong for a person to attempt to live the Christian life.  We are not asked to do so." SBF 40.

     What does the SDA church believe about giving glory only to God by reflecting His righteous character in your life?
     "You give God glory by keeping alert for things that show He's 'alive and a-love'--the wiggly, licky affection of apuppy, the aerodynamic miracle that is a bumblebee, the crisp sweetness of ripe watermelon, the damp, sleepy hug of a bedtime child, the steady pulse of life along your neck." SOT March, 1993, p 15.

     What does the SDA church believe about worshiping only God and Him alone?
     "The key question is not how to worship, but whom to worship....Worship means that the eternal gospel extends to all nations, tribes, tongues, and people.  Worship means focusing on a God who loves our homelands even more than we do....Worship means embracing the hope of a New Jerusalem while living with Babylon all around us." AR Dec 31, 1992, p 10.

     What does the SDA church believe about giving our spiritual allegiance only to God?
     "The General Conference, then, is the Seventh-day Adventist Church....The embodiment of the Remnant Church as a Christian Denomination, in a unified world-wide organization to which all baptized Seventh-day Adventists owe spiritual allegiance." Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (US Government) vs Pacific Press Publishing Association (SDA Church), Civ #74-2025 CBR, p 17 (trial proceedings from 1974-75).

     What does the SDA church believe about the hour of God's judgment has come against sin; that we must be delivered from the prison house of sin before we are individually judged; that all of our sins being written down in the record books of heaven, and if unforsaken sin is found upon us, then we will be judged unworthy of everlasting life and thus will be condemned in sin to face destruction?
     "Satan has triumphed time and again by getting religious people to believe that when they fall or fail, they are condemned." FTW 192.

     "...[Adventists] fear of breaking the law and being counted out in the judgment.  That is not Christianity." AS 143.

     "...do we need to fear the judgment of God?  Is the news that the day of God's judgment has come (see Rev 14:6, 7) bad news or good news?...
     "For those of us who have been sitting out our lives in the devil's prison house, beaten and bruised by the enemy while living in this world of sin, it is good news that the judgment is coming soon and that God's justice will be dealt out against sin.  It means that our custody is almost over.  It is almost time for us to be delivered." SOT November, 1986, p 13.

     What about our sins being recorded in the books of heaven for the investigative judgment?
     "...God is not keeping a record of our sins up there [in heaven]..." AR September 8, 1988, p 10.

     The SDA church now teaches that the judgment is to come and deliver us from sin's prison house, but not to condemn us in continued sinning.  Thus people believe that there is no need to rid themselves of personal sin before being judged, because the judgment would get rid of their personal sins for them!  The people are also told that there is no record keeping of our sins in the books in heaven.  Hence people believe that personal unforsaken sins cannot be a basis for judging us unworthy of heaven and eternal life!
     Then what does the SDA church teach is the basis?
     "...the judgment scene...makes it clear that the basis for evaluating our fitness for the kingdom is the way we relate to those most difficult to relate to: the suffering and the outcast." AR January 7, 1988, p 14 (emphasis in original).

     So with no record keeping of our sins, and the judgment freeing us from our sins instead of condemning us in them, how can anyone be condemned, or doomed, or lost?  And if no one is lost, then all will be saved!  Does the SDA church believe that no one will be doomed or lost?
     "The word lost in the New Testament does not mean that someone is damned or doomed." AR April 1, 1993, p 21. (NOTE: Strong's Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible translates "lost" (#622) to mean "to destroy, die, lose, mar, perish.")

     So the SDA church now teaches that no one is doomed; then who can be lost?

     The SDA church has changed the Everlasting Gospel, into the doctrine of the Nicolaitans which God hates!  They teach that Christ had advantages over humanity with regards to overcoming sin, thus they have effectively robbed Christ away from the people as a personal Saviour saving us from sin, into a Saviour saving us in sin.  They have changed "fear God" and keep His commandments of righteousness,into fear satan and keep his commandments of sin!  They have changed "give glory to God" by reflecting only His character of righteousness,into give glory to Satan by reflecting his character of unrighteousness!  They have changed "worship God" alone and give Him your spiritual allegiance, into worship other things and give your spiritual allegiance to the SDA church and its leadership!  And they have changed God's judgment against sin, into delivering us from personal sin!  Thus no one is really doomed to die in a lost condition, but all will be saved in sin.

     We can clearly see that the SDA church has changed the truth of the First Angel's Message into a message of falsehood, bondage and corruption.  So the SDA church has rejected the truth of the First Angel's Message, and has replaced it with, and adopted, the first unclean spirit's message!
     What about the Second Angel's Message?


The Second Angel's Message

     "And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication." Revelation 14:8.

     Babylon fallen represented the fall of the Protestant churches in 1844 because they rejected the light and truth from heaven of the First Angel's Message (4T 13, EW 274, GC 381-83).
     The Roman Catholic church had already become Babylon many centuries before 1844, and God had chosen the Protestant churches to reveal His truths to the world.  But they had, as a corporate body, chosen to depart from the side of Christ--her Husband, and to unite themselves with the world.  God mercifully sent the First Angel's Message to break their harlotrous love affair with the world, and to bring them back to His side as a faithful bride once again.  But they refused, and thus became Babylon fallen (4SOP 230-240).  And the wine of Babylon is her false doctrines which she is founded upon--namely Sunday observance and the immortality of the soul (Ev 365, 6T 317, GC 536, 2SM 118, 7BC 979).

     Does the SDA church still teach that Babylon represents Rome and Apostate Protestantism?  What does the SDA church believe that Babylon represents today?
     The SDA church believes that Babylon is:
-- a modern "wicked city" (SOT June, 1992, p 29).
-- the "wickedness of my city" (AR December 31, 1992, p 9).
-- "evil influences" (SOT June, 1992, p 29).
-- "the archenemy of Christ and His church" (AR July 13, 1989, p 11).
-- "is still present as a mind-set or attitude" (SOT May, 1992, p 13).
-- "worshiping anyone but God alone" (AR October 15, 1992, p 11).
-- "spiritual compromise" (SOT Special Issue, 1985, p 8).
-- to "attempt to gain salvation through one's own works" (AR December 31, 1992, p 9. see also Mkd 150).
-- "...the idea that I can save myself or that I can 'do it myself,' in terms of living the Christian life or of getting to heaven" (The Return of Elijah(ROE), p 61, by Morris L. Venden, PPPA, 1982).
-- "...the futility of building one's life on either a try-harder or a do-as-you-please principle...both nations and individuals..." (AR September 7, 1989, p 26).
-- "fallen is racism, child abuse, death squads, loneliness, crack, torture, separation, death" (AR December 31, 1992, p 9).
-- the "Collapse of the Soviet Union" (SOT May, 1992, p 12-13).

     And the call to come out of Babylon is now:
-- to "flee evil" (AR February 16, 1984, p 7).
-- to "come out of falsehood" (SOT March, 1990, p 28. see also Mkd 83).
-- to "set aside our natural self-sufficiency and pride and give our wills to God" (Mkd 84).

     What about Babylon's wine being her false doctrines upon which she is founded--namely Sunday observance and immortality of the soul?
     "The ideology of continued world progress--that man has the solutions to the besetting problems of our age; that given a little more time, he can, without divine intervention, produce a better world--is the intoxicating wine that Babylon has dispensed to the entire world." AR September 7, 1989, p 26.

     According to the SDA church, Babylon fallen is anything but an apostate corrupt church!  No longer do people need to separate themselves from the Roman Catholic Church, or the Protestant Churches, or any apostate and corrupt church; but from wicked cities, evil influences, the archenemy, falsehoods, certain mind-sets and attitudes, spiritual compromise, working for our own salvation, racism, child abuse, death squads, loneliness, crack, torture, separation, death, and the Soviet Union.  And Babylon's wine is not Sunday observance, but man's attempts to make the world better!
     We can clearly see that the SDA church has changed the truth of the Second Angel's Message into extreme vagueness, falsehood, and is keeping people in bondage to the real Babylon.  So the SDA church has rejected the truth of the Second Angel's Message, and has replaced it with, and adopted, the second unclean spirit's message!
     What about the Third Angel's Message?


The Third Angel's Message

     "And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, if any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, the same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: and the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name....
     "And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.  And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.  For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.  And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.  For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities" Revelation 14:9-11, 18:1-5.

     The Third Angel's Message basically repeats the messages of the First and Second Angels.  It does not stop here though, but reveals quite a few more areas of truth.
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