151. My Vision on Zephaniah 2 Part 2


November 18, 2017


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

Zep 2:1  Gather yourselves together, yea, gather together, O nation not desired; 

Zep 2:2   Before the decree bring forth, before the day pass as the chaff, before the fierce anger of the LORD come upon you, before the day of the LORD'S anger come upon you. 

Zep 2:3   Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the LORD'S anger.



In Part 1, we discovered that in the ensample (prefigure) involved with Christ’s response to ancient Israel’s apostasy, the first act of His ministry in A.D. 27, was to “gather out” those who would take the gospel to the world. That first gathering began with John the Baptist, who prepared a bride for Christ in the disciples, Desire of Ages, 179.


Part 2 of my vision deals with those the disciples gathered out from apostate Israel from A.D. 34-66, and proves that it was not just the bride that was gathered out. The main thrust of my vision was/is to instruct that when open sin accrues, and the leaders won’t deal with it, then we must separate in order to not have our spiritual experience choked and killed by the evil influence of apostasy, and to demonstrate the serious truth that no Christian can mature and be saved while uniting with the corrupt OPEN SINNERS, for such will be held corporately responsible for the corrupt they maintain and support.

 

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

 

 "And I will bring you out from the people, and will gather you out of the countries wherein ye are scattered, with a mighty hand, and with a stretched out arm, and with fury poured out. And I will bring you into the wilderness of the people, and there will I plead with you face to face. Like as I pleaded with your fathers in the wilderness of the land of Egypt, so will I plead with you, saith the Lord God. And I will cause you to pass under the rod, and I will bring you into the bond of the covenant:  And I will PURGE OUT FROM AMONG YOU THE REBELS, AND THEM THAT TRANSGRESS AGAINST ME:  I will bring them forth out of the country where they sojourn, and they shall not enter into the land of Israel: and ye shall know that I am the Lord." Ezekiel 20:34-38.

 

To the surface reader, it appears from Testimonies, Vol. 5, p. 81, that there is no separation from apostasy until the National Sunday Law is legislated. My vision demonstrated the folly of that conclusion. I related how in Testimonies, Vol. 5, 451, and 464, that Ellen White directly paralleled the arrival of the Roman General Cestius on Jewish soil, so many furlongs from Jerusalem, in A.D. 66, with the National Sunday Law in our time.

 

Proof Absolute That Ellen White Advocated Separation From Sinners BEFORE the Image to the Beast is Formed at the Time of the National Sunday Law

 

"Christ has plainly taught that those who persist in open sin must be separated from the church..."  Christ's Object Lessons, 71.

 

Obviously, open sinners are in another class as distinguished from tares, because Ellen White said they must be separated from the church. But when dumb-dog watchmen will NEVER AGAIN bark to show the House of Jacob its sins, how could they remove open sin and sinners from the church? They won’t! And that is why the faithful must separate from the church BEFORE the wheat (gold) is removed from the ordinary tares (dross) in the church and all churches of the world at the Sunday Law. 5T 81. Ordinary tares are defined as insincere believers whose motives we would have to judge in order to uproot them. Christ’s Object Lessons, pp. 71, 72. But we don’t have to judge the motives of OPEN SINNERS. All we have to do is recognize OPEN SIN as transgression of the Law of God.

 

"It is our work to know our special failings and sins, which cause darkness and spiritual feebleness, and quenched our first love...Is it the sin of the Nicolaitans, turning the grace of God into lasciviousness? There will be apostasies. But 'nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, the Lord knoweth them that are his.' There will be those who are evil, who hold the truth in unrighteousness...who are controlled by the master-worker in all evil, who will have to be separated from the church." E.G. White, Advent Review and Sabbath Herald, 06-07-1887, pr. 16.

 

Those who interpret Testimonies, Vol. 5, p. 81, to teach there will be no separation before the image to the beast is formed at the time of the National Sunday Law, are clearly misguided and errant. Open sin was always to be separated from the church. But what has always happened when the leaders were the culprits and the people couldn’t remove them? What has happened in every succeeding generation in such a case as that?

 

Answer:

If the leaders in Israel had received Christ, He would have honored them as His messengers to carry the gospel to the world. To them first was given the opportunity to become heralds of the kingdom and grace

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of God. But Israel knew not the time of her visitation. The jealousy and distrust of the Jewish leaders had ripened into open hatred, and the hearts of the people were turned away from Jesus.


The Sanhedrin had rejected Christ's message and was bent upon His death; therefore Jesus departed from Jerusalem, from the priests, the temple, the religious leaders, the people who had been instructed in the law, and turned to another class to proclaim His message, and to gather out those who should carry the gospel to all nations.


As the light and life of men was rejected by the ecclesiastical authorities in the days of Christ, so it has been rejected in every succeeding generation. Again and again the history of Christ's withdrawal from Judea has been repeated. When the Reformers preached the word of God, they had no thought of separating themselves from the established church; but the religious leaders would not tolerate the light, and those that bore it were forced to seek another class, who were longing for the truth. In our day few of the professed followers of the Reformers are actuated by their spirit. Few are listening for the voice of God, and ready to accept truth in whatever guise it may be presented. Often those who follow in the steps of the Reformers are forced to turn away from the churches they love, in order to declare the plain teaching of the word of God. And many times those who are seeking for light are by the same teaching obliged to leave the church of their fathers, that they may render obedience.


The people of Galilee were despised by the rabbis of Jerusalem as rude and unlearned, yet they presented a more favorable field for the Saviour's work. They were more earnest and sincere; less under the control of bigotry; their minds were more open for the reception of truth. In going to Galilee, Jesus was not seeking seclusion or isolation. The province was at this time the home of a crowded population, with a much larger admixture of people of other nations than was found in Judea.” Desire of Ages, pp. 231, 232.


Important Observations From the Above Statement:


·       Ellen White is giving us Christ’s response to apostate leaders.

·       Christ “gathered out” those who were to take the gospel to the world.

·       She says that IN EVERY SUCCEEDING GENERATION, AGAIN AND AGAIN, THE HISTORY OF CHRIST’S WITHDRAWAL FROM JUDEA HAS BEEN REPEATED. Are we a generation?

·       One reason is given for the separation of True Reformers from the churches of their fathers: “…the religious leaders would not tolerate the light, and those that bore it were forced to seek another class, who were longing for the truth.” Is this exactly the dilemma we find ourselves in today?

·       Ellen White sanctions the course of the True Reformers, by despairing that few of the professed followers of the Reformers are actuated by their spirit and follow in their steps by being forced to turn away from the churches they love, in order to declare the plain teaching of the word of God. She said: “And many times those who are seeking for light are by the same teaching obliged to leave the church of their fathers, that they may render obedience.”

·       Can you see that Ellen White is condoning separation in the above statement by giving the example of Christ and the True Reformers in situations where the leaders would not tolerate the light? Can you see that this is important to the weight of evidence when interpreting Testimonies, Vol. 5, p. 81, and totally contradicts the common interpretation of that passage by most professing Seventh-day Adventists? Can you see it? Can you see that Christ’s example in the prefigure type of Israel, totally contradicts the common SDA interpretation of 5T 81?

·       Ellen White applies the above statement to EVERY SUCCEEDING GENERATION! Again, are we a generation?

·       It would be foolish and redundant to give the above example of the True Reformers separating from leaders who will not accept light, if we are not to ever again separate until the National Sunday Law, and we know the Spirit of Prophecy is not foolish and redundant. It is the people who have misinterpreted the Spirit of Prophecy that are foolish and redundant. Indeed, they are foolish virgins.

From ancient times, God ordained that OPEN SIN should be separated from His camp. But what should we do when the leaders of the church are the OPEN SINNERS bringing in the gross, open sin apostasy? What do we do when Ellen White said that the dumb-dog leaders would NEVER AGAIN bark to show God’s people, the House of Jacob, their sins? 5T 211.

 

What do we do when Ellen White said that the open sin of the Omega would be far worse than the alpha heresy (in scope), and would wax stronger until Jesus comes? In the alpha heresy, the Godhead was denuded by the teaching that the Holy Spirit is in all created things. If the Holy Spirit is already in us, why would the sanctuary atonement be necessary in order for us to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit? Thus, Kellogg’s teaching rendered the SANCTUARY/ATONEMENT as GONE!

 

In the Omega heresy which involves the adoption of the Trinity Doctrine by the church in World General Conference Session in 1980, which doctrine teaches that there are thee co-ETERNAL persons to the Godhead, how could there by three eternal persons when a THIRD PERSON in the form of the humanity of Christ did not come into being until His incarnation? Thus, the Trinity Doctrine renders the SANCTUARY/ATONEMENT as GONE, because if there were/are three co-ETERNAL persons to the Godhead, the person that accrued via the Incarnation (the humanity of Christ), did not materialize as part of the Incarnation sacrifice. His humanity would have had to exist eternally without that sacrifice. Thus, the Sanctuary/Atonement is GONE!

 

In both heresies, the alpha and the omega, the Godhead is misrepresented, and the specious theory involved in both, sweep away the entire Christian economy, by excluding the Sanctuary/Atonement sacrifice in the Incarnation of Christ. This is the worst possible antichrist blasphemy Satan could devise into the minds of men. This is the worst possible abomination of the churches for which we are to sigh and cry. The apostate leaders introduced this greatest of all abominations into the churches of the land. The people can’t remove the leaders, so they have to remove themselves. Otherwise, they become corporately responsible for the worst abomination ever devised by Satan, in his effort to overthrow God’s people. But the people and the leaders are under a delusion so that they don’t seem to understand that the alpha and the omega heresies render the Sanctuary/Atonement/Incarnation sacrifice as GONE, AS THOUGH IT NEVER OCCURRED:

 

Sanctuary Gone Atonement Gone -- "In a representation which passed before me, I saw a certain work being done by medical missionary workers. Our ministering brethren were looking on, watching what was being done, but they did not seem to understand. The foundation of our faith, which was established by so much prayer, such earnest searching of the Scriptures, was being taken down, pillar by pillar. Our faith was to have nothing to rest upon--the sanctuary was gone, the atonement was gone." E.G. White, The Upward Look, 152.

 

SDA leaders formed a new movement, new organization, that removed God and pillar doctrines on the human nature of Christ and the Godhead. 1SM 204-205. This is OPEN SIN. There is nothing we can do about it but sigh and cry, and separate from this gross heresy lest we be held corporately responsible for it and literally experience the next Ezekiel 9 destruction which Ellen White prophesied would begin at His church, His sanctuary, to wit:

 

Begin at My Sanctuary -- "Here we see that the church--the Lord's sanctuary--was the first to feel the stroke of the wrath of God. The ancient men, those to whom God had given great light and who had stood as guardians of the spiritual interests of the people, had betrayed their trust. They had taken the position that we need not look for miracles and the marked manifestation of God's power as in former days. Times have changed. These words strengthen their unbelief, and they say: The Lord will not do good, neither will He do evil. He is too merciful to visit His people in judgment. Thus 'Peace and safety" is the cry from men who will never again lift up their voice like a trumpet to show God's people their transgressions and the house of Jacob their sins. These dumb dogs that would not bark are the ones who feel the just vengeance of an offended God. Men, maidens, and little children all perish together." E. G. White, Testimonies, Vol. 5, 211.

 

"In the very courts of the temple, scenes will be enacted that few realize. God's people will be proved and tested, that He may discern 'between him that serveth God and him that serveth Him not.' Vengeance will be executed against those who sit in the gate, deciding what the people should have and what they should not have. These take away the key of knowledge. They refuse to enter in themselves, and those who would enter in they hinder. These bear not the seal of the living God. All who now occupy responsible positions should be solemnly and terribly afraid lest in this time they shall be found as unfaithful stewards." E.G. White, Manuscript 15, 1886, Paulson Collection, p. 55.

 

The above statement alludes to the Ezekiel 9 destruction that will begin in the very courts of His church, His sanctuary, 5T 211.

 

Who is modern Israel (below) in your estimation?

 

"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? Will YOU receive His message? Will YOU be converted before it is too late? Soon, very soon, every case will be decided for eternity. Letter 106, 1909, pp. 2, 3, 5, 7. (To "The churches in Oakland and Berkeley, September 26, 1909.)" E. G. White Manuscript Releases Volume One, p. 260.

 

My angel instructed me that in the prefigure experience of the Jews, Jesus and His disciples were separating the Christian Jews from their apostate Temple organization, as early as 39 years before Cestius landed his troops on Jewish soil in A.D. 66. This was when the disciples were first “gathered out,” Desire of Ages, p. 232. My angel told me that God gave us this prefigure example to go by at the end-time because of the seriousness of this issue. Because we have it all played out in a type/antitype lesson, there is absolutely no excuse for error over this crucial issue besetting His people.

 

Then in A.D. 34, at the close of Israel’s 490 years of probation (Daniel 9), the disciples began gathering the sincere followers of Jesus, out of the apostate Temple system, and into home churches. There are very important reasons for this gathering out that are stated in the Bible and the Spirit of Prophecy. These reasons will make it clear that when we take all the evidence into consideration, Testimonies, Vol. 5, p. 81, is referring to the fact that at the National/Universal Sunday Law when the image to the Beast is formed, the tares (dross) will be separated from the wheat (Gold) in all churches in the world; that this is the final Midnight Cry call to all who are members of apostate churches that their impending doom is imminent and it is the harvest time for God to separate the wheat from the tares in all churches. I was very definitely shown that this passage does not apply to separation that must occur in the case of gross apostasy of the professing Seventh-day Adventist church, for the following reasons:

 

Thorns sprung up.—The thorns made it impossible for the wheat to mature. (Luke 8:4-7). 4 And when much people were gathered together, and were come to him out of every city, he spake by a parable: 5 A sower went out to sow his seed: and as he sowed, some fell by the way side; and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured it. 6 And some fell upon a rock; and as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away, because it lacked moisture. 7 And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprang up with it, and choked it.  Luke 8:4-7.

 

I was shown that thorns are to be distinguished from ordinary tares, for the following reasons:

1.    They represent OPEN SINS, so it is not necessary to judge motives in order to remove them, as would be the case with other tares. (COL, pp. 70-72.)

2.    They choke the wheat and kill it. They affect and effect the wheat in a way that it is choked out so that it cannot mature.

3.    In the early experience of Israel, apostate OPEN SINNERS were always separated from the camp. For example, this was the case with Korah, Dathan, and Abiram. Moses separated those who repented of sin from those who did not. So when you hear that we are to follow the example of Moses and Daniel, remember this fact. Moses prayed for those who repented AFTER he separated them from those who did not.

4.    At the Golden Calf incident, those who repented were separated from those who did not, and THEN Moses prayed for those who repented. Three thousand who did not repent were killed. That is how OPEN SIN was dealt with in the time of Moses.

5.    Ellen White said that open sinners should be removed from the church.

6.    If we can dwell with open sinning tares [THORNS] until the time of the National Sunday Law, when the gold will be separated from the dross, why does Ellen White clearly say that open sinners should be separated from the church?

 

"Christ has plainly taught that those who persist in open sin must be separated from the church..."  Christ's Object Lessons, 71.

 

Even the humanity of Christ was powerless to removed apostasy from the Jewish Temple church. And He never used His divine power to force anything. So He came out and separated from an apostate religion and formed a reformed religion. Christ was a Reformer.

 

"Christ was a protestant...The Reformers date back to Christ and the apostles. They came out and separated themselves from a religion of forms and ceremonies. Luther and his followers did not invent the reformed religion. They simply accepted it as presented by Christ and the apostles." E.G. White, Review and Herald, vol. 2, 48, col. 2.

 

 Paul Left

 

"And as they persisted in their rejection of the gospel the apostle (Paul) went into the synagogue, and spake boldly for the space of three months, disputing and persuading the things concerning the kingdom of God. But when divers were hardened, and believed not, but spake evil of that way before the multitude, he departed from them, and separated the disciples, disputing daily in the school of one Tyrannus." Acts, 19:8, 9.

 

"Fearing that the faith of the believers would be endangered by continued association with these opposers of the truth, Paul separated from them, and gathered the disciples into a distinct body." E.G. White, Acts of the Apostles, p. 286.

 

Home Churches

 

The first home church established by the disciples was at Antioch.

 

Act 13:1 Now there were in the church that was at Antioch certain prophets and teachers; as Barnabas, and Simeon that was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen, which had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.

 

Rom 16:5 Likewise [greet] the church that is in their house. Salute my well beloved Epaenetus, who is the firstfruits of Achaia unto Christ.

 

Phm 1:2 And to [our] beloved Apphia, and Archippus our fellow soldier, and to the church in thy house:

 

1Cr 16:19 The churches of Asia salute you. Aquila and Priscilla salute you much in the Lord, with the church that is in their house.

 

Col 4:15 Salute the brethren which are in Laodicea, and Nymphas, and the church which is in his house.

 

1 Corinthians 14:26 describes an early church meeting, in which everyone present shared in providing hymns, instruction, revelation, tongues, or interpretation.

 

1Cr 14:26 How is it then, brethren? when ye come together, every one of you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, hath a revelation, hath an interpretation. Let all things be done unto edifying.

 

Act 14:23 And when they had ordained them elders in every church, and had prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord, on whom they believed.

 

Act 14:27 And when they were come, and had gathered the church together, they rehearsed all that God had done with them, and how he had opened the door of faith unto the Gentiles.

 

1Pe 5:13 The [church that is] at Babylon, elected together with [you], saluteth you; and [so doth] Marcus my son.

 

Rom 16:1 I commend unto you Phebe our sister, which is a servant of the church which is at Cenchrea:

 

Col 4:16 And when this epistle is read among you, cause that it be read also in the church of the Laodiceans; and that ye likewise read the [epistle] from Laodicea.

 

1Cr 1:2 Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called [to be] saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours:

 

"There 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." E.G. White, Manuscript Release #995, p. 5.

 

Ellen White on Home Churches

 

When the young men and women were kept away from the Alpha of apostasy in the church, what did they do and where did they meet for worship?

 

"There 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." E.G. White, Manuscript Release #995, p. 5.

 

"Brother and sister Haskell have rented a house in one of the best parts of the city, and have gathered round them a family of helpers, who day by day go out giving Bible readings, selling our papers, and doing medical missionary work. During the hour of worship, the workers relate their experiences. Bible studies are regularly conducted in the home, and THE YOUNG MEN AND YOUNG WOMEN connected with the mission receive a practical, thorough training in holding Bible readings and in selling our publications. The Lord has blessed their labors, a number have embraced the truth, and many others are deeply interested." Review and Herald, September 7, 1905, Evangelism, p. 108.

 

Corporate Responsibility

 

The SDA church is organized under a hierarchical system, whereby the members elect their leaders and support them financially through the sacred tithe. This is tantamount to a theocracy, and Ellen White called it that. It is because of this structure that every MEMBER is corporately responsible for any open sin apostasy in the church. That is another major reason that sincere Christians must separate as soon as they are aware of the apostasy.

 

"The plain straight testimony must live in the church, or the curse of God will rest upon His people as surely as it did upon ancient Israel because of their sins. God holds His people, as a body [corporately], responsible for the [OPEN] sins existing in individuals among them." Testimonies, vol. 3, p. 269.

 

"Christ has plainly taught that those who persist in open sin must be separated from the church..." E. G. White,  Christ's Object Lessons, 71.

 

"The names of those who sin and refuse to repent should not be retained on the church books, lest the saints be held accountable for their evil deeds. Those who pursue a course of transgression should be visited and labored with, and if they then refuse to repent, they should be separated from church fellowship, in accordance with the rules laid down in the Word of God." {11MR 208.3}

 

The leaders are indicted by the Bible and Ellen White as the ring-leaders in apostasy. It is they who have brought in the apostasy, to wit:

 

God Indicts the Leaders as the Wolves


Eze 22:24   Son of man, say unto her, Thou art the land that is not cleansed, nor rained upon in the day of indignation. 

Eze 22:25   There is a conspiracy of her prophets in the midst thereof, like a roaring lion ravening the prey; they have devoured souls; they have taken the treasure and precious things; they have made her many widows in the midst thereof. 

Eze 22:26   Her priests have violated my law, and have profaned mine holy things: they have put no difference between the holy and profane, neither have they shewed difference between the unclean and the clean, and have hid their eyes from my sabbaths, and I am profaned among them. 

Eze 22:27   Her princes in the midst thereof are like wolves ravening the prey, to shed blood, and to destroy souls, to get dishonest gain. 

Eze 22:28   And her prophets have daubed them with untempered morter, seeing vanity, and divining lies unto them, saying, Thus saith the Lord GOD, when the LORD hath not spoken. 

Eze 22:29   The people of the land have used oppression, and exercised robbery, and have vexed the poor and needy: yea, they have oppressed the stranger wrongfully. 

Eze 22:30   And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none. 


Ellen White Indicts the Leaders as the Culprits


Notice this sentence in the following quote: “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.”


"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 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. 


Who has authority to begin such a [NEW] 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? E.G. White, Selected Messages,  Bk. 1, 204, 205.

 

Why Current-day Professing Seventh-day Adventists Won’t Respond to the Warning Message of the True Reformers

 

Doctrine of the Nicolaitans.—"The doctrine is now largely taught that the gospel of Christ has made the law of God of no effect that by 'believing' we are released from the necessity of being doers of the Word. But this is the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which Christ so unsparingly condemned." E.G. White, The SDA Bible Commentary, Vol. 7, p. 957.

 

"(Jude 4).--The Sin of the Nicolaitans.--Is it [our sin] the sin of the Nicolaitans, turning the grace of God into lasciviousness." E.G. White, SDA Bible Commentary, Vol. 7, 957.

 

Rev 2:15 So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate.

 

Gnosticism

 

"The earliest extra-Biblical Christian writer to mention this party is Irenaeus (c. A.D. 185), who identifies the Nicolaitans as a Gnostic sect...

There is evidence also of a Gnostic sect in the 3d cent. A.D. bearing the name 'Nicolaitans.'

"...The doctrine of the Nicolaitans appears to have been a form of antinomianism (see SDAComentary, 7:957). Nicolaitans of the 2d cent. seem to have continued and extended the views of the 1st-cent. adherents, holding to the freedom of the flesh, and teaching that the deeds of the flesh had no effect upon the health of the soul and consequently no relation to salvation." SDA Bible Dictionary, Vol. 8 pp. 770, 771.

 

How frequently ancient Israel rebelled, and how often were they visited with judgments, and thousands slain because they would not heed the commands of God who had chosen them. {RH, June 25, 1861 par. 25}

 

Gnosticism includes the belief that justification is the sum and substance of religion, while failing to realize that the Christian life consists essentially in the process known as sanctification—the process by which evil traits and tendencies are replaced by the perfect life-pattern of Jesus Christ.

 

"Thorns sprung up.—The thorns made it impossible for the wheat to mature (see Luke 8:14). In the same way secular interests prevent the fruits of the Spirit (Gal. 5:22, 23) from reaching maturity. Religion is relegated to the subordinate position of being only one interest among many. For lack of cultivation it withers and eventually dies. To them, justification is the sum and substance of religion, and they fail to realize that the Christian life consists essentially in the process known as sanctification--the process by which evil traits and tendencies are replaced by the perfect life-pattern of Jesus Christ." Seventh-day Adventist Bible Commentary, vol. 5, 405.

 

This (justification only) is precisely what New Movement Seventh-day Adventists (Selected Messages, vol. 1, 204-205), teaches.

 

But what about Ellen White’s statement that it is in the church that we are to grow and ripen for the garner of God? 

 

"The 'field,' Christ said, 'is the world.' But we must understand this as signifying the church of Christ in the world. The parable is a description of that which pertains to the kingdom of God, His work of salvation of men and this work is accomplished through the church. True, the Holy Spirit has gone out into all the world everywhere it is moving upon the hearts of men but it is in the church that we are to grow and ripen for the garner of God." Christ's Object Lessons, p. 70.

 

Important Questions and Answers:

·       What “church” did the Christians grow and ripen in when the disciples separated and formed home churches?

·       Where was the headquarters for the disciples? It was in Jerusalem.

·       In which “Jerusalem” church did the true Christians receive the Ezekiel 9 seal (Mark) of the man in linen? Answer: The disciples were told by Jesus that whomever they bound (sealed on earth) would be bound (sealed) in heaven. There was absolutely no virtue in the apostate Temple church, the “established organized church,” to seal anyone because of its apostasy.

·       If SDA leaders said in the SDA Bible Commentary that to the thorns, justification is the sum and substance of religion, without sanctification, and that is what the new movement, new organization teaches, does that make it impossible for the wheat to ripen (MATURE) in that “church?”

·       How can one unite with a church that is in the most corrupt apostasy possible (the Trinity Doctrine), and become/remain pure? If the heavenly host would have men know that if he/she unites with the corrupt he/she will become corrupt, how does that equate with growing and ripening to mature purity?

 

"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." E. G. White, Review and Herald, Vol. 4, p. 137.  

 

If it is God and Christ and the heavenly host that would have you know that if you unite (join, member with) the corrupt, you will become corrupt, do you believe God, Christ, and the heavenly host?

 

In Ellen White’s day she kept apostasy separated from the church. That is why she did not leave. The church taught a correct view on the human nature of Christ and the Godhead. Those issues which mean everything to us were corrupted beginning in the mid-1950’s and on. The human nature of Christ is directly related to the Godhead, and Ellen White said that the Godhead is a pillar, landmark doctrine, for the entire Christian economy is dependent upon a correct teaching on these two issues.

 

The Lord will not write as wise those who cannot distinguish between a tree that bears thorn-berries and a tree that bears olives.” {EGW, RH, September 7, 1897 par. 15}

 

The professing Seventh-day Adventist new movement, new organization “church,” (1 SM 204-205), chooses NOT to see themselves as wrong in any way. They totally deny that the “church” is in apostasy, when we are supposed to sigh and cry for all the abominations that be in the church as a CONDITION for receiving the Mark (Seal) of God, (Ezekiel 9).


Individually, we are deciding our eternal destiny, deciding whether we shall enjoy the highest honor that can be given to man, even an eternal weight of glory, or be ranked with Satan by possessing his character, by dishonoring God because we profess to be Christians while misrepresenting Christ. Those who choose to reveal the character of the arch-deceiver identify themselves with him beyond the possibility of a change, because they choose not to see themselves as wrong. This was the course that Satan pursued.” {RH September 7, 1897, par. 16}

 

"Mark this point with care: Those who receive the pure mark of truth, wrought in them by the power of the Holy Ghost, represented by a mark by the man in linen, are those 'that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the church.' Testimonies, vol. 3, pp. 266-267.

 

"In every nation whosoever believes with all his heart in the Lord Jesus is accepted of God. Here, truly, is the church, out[side] of which no one can be saved." The Great Controversy,  p. 181.

 

"Saved into the church.--The world to which we belong by birth is hostile to God and under condemnation. Therefore, in order to save us, the cross must deliver us from the world and place us in the church, the body of Christ. Every other aspect of salvation is based upon this fact. The gospel delivers us not primarily from hell to heaven, nor from death to life, but from the world to the church. As a subjective experience, this is always the first step of our salvation. Christ will never take us to heaven as individuals, but only as members of His church." Jack Sequeira, SDA Pastor, Beyond Belief, p. 115.

 

The above teaching is directly contradictory to Ellen White's teaching, as follows:

 

"We ARE NOT saved as a sect; no denominational name has any virtue to bring us into favor with God. We are saved individually as believers in the Lord Jesus Christ." E.G. White, Review and Herald Articles, vol. 2, p. 464.

 

"The Lord would teach man the lesson though united in church capacity, he is not saved until the seal of God is placed upon him." E.G. White Comments, SDA Bible Commentary, vol. 7, p. 969.

 

Separation From the Corrupt

From the instruction given us in the Old and New Testaments God desires us to learn that we are not to place ourselves, and those connected with us, in intimate connection with [those] who are corrupt in thought, word, and action. If workers of limited experience are placed in close connection with this class, there is danger that they will by beholding become changed into the same image, that the standard of holiness and truth will be lowered. There is danger that corruption will cease to appear in its vileness to those who are trying to bring about a reform, and that the truth will become confused with that which is common and low. . . .” {CTr 49.2}


The principle here is that by beholding we become changed. If we member with and behold the corrupt in thought, word and action, we will become corrupt says God Almighty. Do you believe Him?


The difference between a good person and a wicked person is not always caused by natural goodness of disposition. Goodness is the result of divine power transforming human nature. By believing in Christ, the fallen race that He has redeemed may obtain that faith that works by love and purifies the soul from all defilement. Then Christlike attributes appear, for by beholding Christ people become changed into the same image. . .” {CTr 49.3}


People who are compelled by circumstances they cannot control—to be where wickedness, deep and pronounced, is all around them—may remember that God and the angels are with them. Their only safety is to keep looking to Jesus, the Author and Finisher of their faith. Their father, mother, brothers, and sisters may be on the side of the enemy, but they have the assurance that they are guarded by the Lord. It may cost them their lives to stand for the truth, yet they will be saved when the wicked are destroyed. . . .” {CTr 49.4}


He [Enoch] did not make his abode with the wicked. He did not locate in Sodom , thinking to save Sodom . He placed himself and his family where the atmosphere would be as pure as possible. Then at times he went forth to the inhabitants of the world with his God-given message. Every visit he made to the world was painful to him. He saw and understood something of the leprosy of sin. After proclaiming his message, he always took back with him to his place of retirement some who had received the warning. Some of these became overcomers and died before the Flood came. But some had lived so long in the corrupting influence of sin that they could not endure righteousness. They did not retain their purity of faith, but returned to their former customs and practices.”—Manuscript 42, 1900. {CTr – Christ Triumphant, 49.5}   


The Main Reasons Professing Seventh-day Adventists Won’t Accept the True Reformer Warning Message

 

The main reasons why SDA’s won’t accept the True Reformer warning message, is because they love their false prophets (leaders) who prophesy falsely that the church IS NOT IN APOSTASY, and PEACE AND SAFETY, and who will NEVER AGAIN show the House of Jacob its sins, (5T 211). They DELIGHT IN THEIR ABOMINATIONS, rather than sigh and cry for them, so all who continue to pursue this course will not be sealed and they will be slaughtered in the next literal fulfillment of Ezekiel 9.

 

How You Can KNOW That the Corporate SDA Synagogue of Satan Has Committed Unpardonable Sin

 

The Trinity Doctrine alone, is worse than the Jews nailing Christ to the cross, because it sweeps away the entire Christian economy, and nailing Christ to the cross only spurred Christianity onward. Those who continue to the end in the antichrist Trinity Doctrine, commit unpardonable sin, and that is why the Lord commands ‘Pray not thou for this people [Jer. 7:16 and 11:14.]  We should pray for individuals, but not for the corporate (this people) church, because Ellen White said that the heresy associated with the omega, the personality of God and Christ, would wax stronger until Jesus comes. Thus we can know for sure that the corporate SDA church has committed UNPARDONABLE SIN.

 

"The spiritualistic theories regarding the personality of God [the Godhead], followed to their logical conclusion, sweep away the whole Christian economy. They estimate as nothing the light that Christ came from heaven to give John to give to His people. They teach that the scenes just before us are not of sufficient importance to be given special attention. They make of no effect the truth of heavenly origin, and rob the people of God of their past experience, giving them instead a false science." E.G. White, Selected Messages, Bk.1, p. 204.

 

Unfortunately, the dumb-dog watchmen, all of whom cannot understand (Isa. 56:10-12 and 5T 211), cannot follow the implications of their act of adopting Rome’s Central Doctrine, the Trinity Doctrine, to its logical conclusions, so they don’t understand how and why it sweeps away the entire Christian economy. Likewise, Kellogg could not understand how his alpha heresy swept away the entire Christian economy. How? Why? Because he taught in the Living Temple that the Holy Spirit of God is in every living thing. Were that true, the Holy Spirit would already be in us without the Incarnation sacrifice that made that gift possible as the “highest good, crowning gift that heaven could bestow.”

 

The Trinity Doctrine does the same thing to the Incarnation sacrifice, but from a different angle. It teaches that there are three CO-ETERNAL persons to the Godhead. That totally obfuscates the Incarnation Sanctuary/Atonement sacrifice, by which a third NON-ETERNAL person became adopted into the Godhead. That THIRD PERSON was not, is not ETERNAL, and if it were eternal, it would not need to be adopted into the Godhead, to wit:

 

"By His life and His death, Christ has achieved even more than recovery from the ruin wrought through sin. It was Satan's purpose to bring about an eternal separation between God and man but in Christ we become more closely united to God than if we had never fallen. In taking our nature, the Saviour has bound himself to humanity by a tie that is never to be broken. Through the eternal ages He is linked with us. 'God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son.' [John 3:16]. He gave Him not only to bear our sins, and to die as our sacrifice He gave Him to the fallen race. To assure us of His immutable counsel of peace, God gave His only Begotten Son to become one of the human family forever to retain His human nature. This is the pledge that God will fulfill His word. 'Unto us a child is born unto us a son is given and the government shall be upon His shoulder.' God has adopted human nature in the person of His Son, and has carried the same into the highest heaven. It is the 'Son of man' who shares the throne of the universe. It is the 'Son of man' whose name shall be called, 'Wonderful, Counselor, the mighty God, the everlasting Father, the prince of Peace.' [Isa. 9:6]. The I Am is the Daysman between God and humanity, laying His hand upon both. HE who is 'holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners,' is not ashamed to call us brethren. [Heb. 7:26 2:11.] In Christ the family of earth and the family of heaven are bound together. Christ glorified is our brother. Heaven is enshrined in humanity, and humanity is enfolded in the bosom of Infinite love." The Desire of Ages, 25.

 

The context of the following statement in Series B, No. 7, p. 57, is the alpha and omega heresies (Great apostasy).

 

Great Apostasy Wax stronger until Jesus comes-- "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 to-day 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." (E.G. White, Special Testimonies, Series B, No. 7, p. 57).

 

"The enemy will set everything in operation to uproot the confidence of the believers in the pillars of our faith in the messages of the past, which have placed us upon the elevated platform of eternal truth, and which have established and given character to the work. The Lord God of Israel has led out His people, unfolding to them truth of heavenly origin." "The truth for this time is precious, but those whose hearts have not been broken by falling on the Rock Christ Jesus, will not see and understand what is truth. They will accept that which pleases their ideas, and will begin to manufacture another foundation than that which is laid. They will flatter their own vanity and esteem, thinking that they are capable of removing the pillars of our faith, and replacing them with pillars they have devised. This will continue to be as long as time shall last." Notebook, Leaflets, pp. 61-62.

 

COUNTERPART: "The Lord commanded one of his ancient servants, 'Pray not thou for this people [Jer. 7:16 and 11:14], neither lift up cry nor prayer for them neither make intercession to me for I will not hear thee.' The prophet thus describes the sins which had called forth this fearful denunciation: 'The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means and my people love to have it so and what will ye do in the end thereof?' 'From the least of them even unto the greatest of them, every one is given to covetousness and from the prophet even unto the priest, every one dealeth falsely. They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace, when there is no peace.' The apostles declare that this state of things will find its COUNTERPART in the last days. Many have a form of godliness, but in their daily life deny the power thereof. They have ceased to be convicted of their sins or alarmed at their state. They say in their hearts, 'The church is flourishing. Peace and spiritual prosperity are within her borders.' The words of the prophet may well apply to these self-deceivers, 'They have chosen their own ways, and their soul delighteth in their abominations. I also will choose their delusions, and will bring their fears upon them." E. G. White, Second Advent Review and Sabbath Herald,  11-07-82.

                  

COUNTERPART: "In the time of the Saviour, the Jews had so covered over the precious jewels of truth with the rubbish of tradition and fable, that it was impossible to distinguish the true from the false. The Saviour came to clear away the rubbish of superstition and long-cherished errors, and to set the jewels of God's word in the framework of truth. What would the Saviour do if he should come to us now as he did to the Jews? He would have to do a similar work in clearing away the rubbish of tradition and ceremony. The Jews were greatly disturbed when he did this work [As are SDAs today!]. They had lost sight of the original truth of God, but Christ brought it again to view. It is our work to free the precious truths of God from superstition and error." E.G. White, Review and Herald, Vol. 2, 308. 

 

There is only ONE modern COUNTERPART to the ancient apostate "chosen people" of God. That modern COUNTERPART is professing, new movement SDA’s, the people who claim to be the modern "chosen people" of God, the remnant, God’s commandment-keeping people if you will.

 

There are over 100 statements to the affect that SDAs are repeating the history of ancient Israel. Here are just a few of them:

 

"I have been shown that the spirit of the world is fast leavening the church. You are following the same path as did ancient Israel. There is the same falling away from your holy calling as God's peculiar people. You are having fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness. Your [ecumenical] concord with unbelievers have provoked the Lord's displeasure. You know not the things that belong to your peace, and they are fast being hid from your eyes. [The very words applied to fallen Israel on page 17 of The Great Controversy] Your neglect to follow the light will place you in a more unfavorable position than the Jews upon whom Christ pronounced a woe." Testimonies, Vol. 5, pp. 75-76.

 

"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. Satan works side by side with professed Christians, yet they are so destitute of spiritual discernment that they do not detect him." E.G. White, Testimonies, Vol. 2, pp. 441-442.

 

"Among the professed followers of Christ, there is the same pride, formalism, vainglory, selfishness, and OPPRESSION, that existed in the Jewish nation." E.G. White, Sketches from the Life of Paul, 251-252.

 

"God's professed people are selfish and self-caring.... They are idolaters, and are worse, in the sight of God, than the heathen, graven-image worshippers who have had no knowledge of a better way." Testimonies, Vol. 2, 440-441.

 

Being worse than heathen, graven-image worshippers, means worse than Babylon? Especially after knowing the truth, and knowledge of a better way! By the above statement it is flattery, presumption, and a patronizing error to refer to the apostate SDA church as Babylon! No, let it not be said by anyone that Ron Beaulieu believes the church is Babylon! I concur with Ellen White that God's professed people are worse than Babylonian heathen, graven image worshippers, because they have adopted the idols of false doctrines that sweep away the entire Christian economy via their antichrist teachings on the human nature of Christ and the Godhead. No idolatry could be any worse than this!

 

The Testimony For The Church—The Laodicean Church—What greater deception can come upon human minds than a confidence that they are right when they are ALL WRONG?”  Testimonies, Vol. 3, pp. 253, 254.

        

Idol worshippers! Worse than Catholics! Worse than the great Whore! Why? Because they had the light of truth and have willfully united with the great whore in business partnership and the central doctrine of Rome, the Trinity Doctrine! Ellen White said we are never to unite with unbelievers in business partnership, let alone the great Whore of Babylon, much less uniting with her in her Central Doctrine that sweeps away the entire Christian economy.

 

Conclusions:

·       It should be clear from the above weight of evidence, that not only the bride of Christ (the disciples, DA 179) were gathered out in the prefigure type of Ezekiel 9 (DA 232), but the guests were gathered out as well into home churches, lest they become corrupt by uniting with the corrupt at the Temple church that became the Synagogue of Satan.

·       There is no virtue in continuing MEMBERSHIP in a church that has committed unpardonable sin by adopting Rome’s central doctrine, the Trinity Doctrine, which totally obfuscates the Sanctuary/Atonement Incarnation sacrifice, by which a non-eternal THIRD PERSON accrued to the Godhead in the form of the humanity of Christ, who will remain THE HIGH PRIEST RULER OF THE KINDOM OF GOD FOREVER, while retaining His humanity forever. His humanity was not eternal, and the Trinity Doctrine teaches that there are three CO-ETERNAL persons to the Godhead. That is Satan’s device for annulling the Incarnation sacrifice, the Sanctuary/Atonement for sinful man.

·       It does not matter that the ignorant, dumb-dog watchmen (Isaiah 56:10-12 and 5T 211) don’t understand what they have done in adopting the Trinity Doctrine. The fact is that there is no excuse for lacking that knowledge, because the truth about the Godhead is made clear according to the weight of evidence on this issue as provided by the Bible and the Spirit of Prophecy.

·       SDA leaders have rejected the most important teachings of their prophetess on the most important issue in all Christianity, the Godhead, which Ellen White defined as a pillar, landmark doctrine.

·       Godhead as a pillar, landmark doctrine -- Personality of God and of Christ Landmarks: "Those who seek to remove the old landmarks are not holding fast they are not remembering how they have received and heard. Those who try to bring in theories that would remove the pillars of our faith concerning the sanctuary or concerning the personality of God or of Christ, are working as blind men. They are seeking to bring in uncertainties and to set the people of God adrift without an anchor." {MR760 9.5}

·       The final Midnight Cry, which occurs after the 10 virgins fell asleep after 1844, is a final awakening of the ten virgins by the voice of God and the voice of the bride, the 144,000, Christ’s Object Lessons, 405, 406.

·       The Midnight Cry in 1844 was to all the world. So is the next Midnight Cry to all the world, per Matthew 22:1-10, which Ellen White reapplies in Sermons and Talks, Vol. 1, pp. 4-9. This is the final call to the world. All who reject that call are forever lost.


In the Name of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob,


Ronald William Beaulieu

 

 

 

 

 

 


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