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The Ecumenism in SDA Church


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The Ecumenism in SDA Church

  1. 1. Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. MATTHEW 25:6
  2. 2. THE SECOND ADVENT MOVEMENT William Miller.
  3. 3. Daniel 8:14 Unto two thousand and three hundred days, then shall the sanctuary be cleansed.
  4. 4. THE FIRST ANGEL’S MESSAGE Fear God, and give glory to Him, for the hour of His judgment is come. Revelation 14:7
  5. 5. MILLER’S MESSAGE: Jesus will come sometime between Spring 1843 to Spring of 1844 to judge the earth.
  6. 6. SPRING, 1844 THE BRIDEGROOM DID NOT APPEAR! The Churches expected the Second Advent Movement to collapse. But it did not. Why?
  7. 7. AFTER THE FIRST DISAPPOINTMENT, SPRING, 1844 “While the Bridegroom TARRIED, they all slumbered and slept.MATTHEW 25:5.
  8. 8. HABBAKUK 2:2 “Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.”
  9. 9. HABBAKUK 2:3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.
  10. 10. Spring, 1844 The churches as systems had rejected the first angel’s message, and had mocked and scorned those who gave it.
  11. 11. ANOTHER MESSAGE God’s people finally saw that 1) the Protestant church systems were focused on the world, and 2) that there was ANOTHER message after the first angel that applied to them.
  12. 12. THE SECOND ANGEL’S MESSAGE Babylon the great (apostate church systems) 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. Rev. 18:2.
  13. 13. GOD HOLDS US ACCOUNTABLE FOR CORPORATE SIN 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. Rev 18:4
  15. 15. SUMMER, 1844 “Then I saw these disappointed ones rise and in harmony with the second angel proclaim, "Behold, the Bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet Him." The light from the angels penetrated the darkness everywhere.” EW 248
  17. 17. MIDNIGHT CRY Depart ye, depart ye, GO YE OUT from thence, touch no unclean thing; GO YE OUT of the midst of her; BE YE CLEAN, that bear the vessels of the LORD. Isa. 52:11
  18. 18. 2 CORINTHIANS 6:14 What fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with
  19. 19. 2 CORINTHIANS 6:17,18 …Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you. And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
  20. 20. “The great mass of them [200 converts] have not joined any of the existing sects: they stand by themselves. Nearly all such are living, thriving Christians, and strong in the belief of the speedy advent. …The others have the spiritual asthma; it is hard for them to breathe.” LETTER OF SILAS HAWLEY, AUGUST 15, 1843.
  21. 21. EXPERIENCE OF BROTHER N. TRULL December 20, 1843. “We hold our meetings separate from the church as usual; and the church thinking our names not worthy a place on their book, on Tuesday last rejected five of us from their ranks, but I trust our names are all registered in the Lamb’s book of life.”
  22. 22. LEAVING THE METHODIST CHURCH NOV., 1843, From Life Sketches, by Ellen White. Most of my father's family were full believers in the advent, and for bearing testimony to this glorious doctrine seven of us were at one time cast out of the Methodist Church.
  23. 23. From The Midnight Cry, February 8, 1844. Elder Galusha …tendered his resignation last sabbath, and is now free to preach the whole truth without being desired to conform his preaching to the taste of a
  24. 24. From The Midnight Cry, by Charles Fitch, March 14, 1844. I now wish to say through your paper to the world, that I do from this time regard myself, and herby proclaim myself to all men, as free and independent of all ecclesiastical domination, as a member of no sect, and a subscriber to no creed.
  25. 25. John P. Bell, April 3, 1844. “For this hope’s sake, several of us have been recently excluded from the North Baptist Church.”
  26. 26. G. W. Spaulding, April 10, 1844. “At this juncture the advent brethren quietly retired to a private house, and have since had separate meetings to comfort and exhort one another as the Scriptures require.”
  27. 27. Thomas Smith, April 10, 1844. “I am expecting the end of all things is at hand, and under the conviction of this truth, I have withdrawn from the M.E. Church and ministry, in whose communion I have lived for more than 23 years, and have been an accredited preacher among them 20 years.”
  28. 28. April 18, 1844 S.T. Vanderbeck “I have tendered my resignation to the Conference of the Methodist Protestant Church. …I have been a member of that body for nine years past.”
  29. 29. June 26, 1844 JOSIAH LITCH True, some have left the churches with which they were connected. And why? The answer is obvious in many instances. It is because they have been gagged and muzzled there, and forbidden to talk about their coming Lord.
  30. 30. Hannah White, June 26, 1844. “I then felt it my duty to ask my dismission from the church. Yes, I can say that I was then willing to sacrifice my good name in the world with nominal friends, reputation and all, for Christ’s sake.”
  31. 31. Romanists have persisted in bringing against Protestants the charge of heresy and willful separation from the true church. Great Controversy, 51
  32. 32. But these accusations apply rather to themselves. They are the ones who laid down the banner of Christ and departed from "the faith which was once delivered unto the saints."Jude 3. Great Controversy, 51
  33. 33. OCTOBER 22, 1844 The 2300 days end. The 10th day of the 7th Jewish month. The anti-typical Day of Atonement. God’s people expected Jesus to come to this earth to cleanse it. The Great Disappointment.
  34. 34. ANOTHER MESSAGE AFTER THE SECOND ANGEL Christ enters Most Holy Place. Ten commandments and Sabbath seen. The Third Angel’s Message is to be given.
  35. 35. 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,… Rev 14:9,10
  36. 36. The THIRD ANGEL’S MESSAGE Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus. Rev 14:12
  37. 37. SDA CHURCH RAISED UP TO PREACH THE 3 A’S MESSAGES “In a special sense Seventh- day Adventists have been set in the world as watchmen and light bearers. To them has been entrusted the last warning for a perishing world.” Testimonies, Vol.9, 19.
  38. 38. SDA CHURCH RAISED UP TO PREACH THE 3 A’S MESSAGES “They have been given a work of the most solemn import—the proclamation of the first, second, and third angels' messages. There is no other work of so great importance. They are to allow nothing else to absorb their attention.” Testimonies, Vol.9, 19.
  39. 39. JAMES WHITE “The third angel’s message was, and still is, a WARNING to the saints to “hold fast,” and not go back, and “receive” the marks which the virgin band got rid of, during the second angel’s cry.” Word to the Little Flock, 11.
  40. 40. STAY ON THE FIRM PLATFORM “I saw a company who stood well guarded and firm, giving no countenance to those who would unsettle the established faith of the body. God looked upon them with approbation.” Early Writings, 258,259.
  41. 41. A STRUCTURE OF TRUTH! I was shown three steps-- the first, second, and third angels' messages. Said my accompanying angel, “Woe to him who shall move a block or stir a pin of these messages. The true understanding of these messages is of vital importance. The destiny of souls hangs upon the manner in which they are received.” Early Writings, 258,259.
  42. 42. IN OR OUT OF TRUTH The mighty shaking has commenced and will go on, and all will be shaken out who are not willing to take a bold and unyielding stand for the truth and to sacrifice for God and His cause. Early Writings, p.50 (1850’s) The mighty shaking has commenced and will go on, and all will be shaken out who are not willing to take a bold and unyielding stand for the truth and to sacrifice for God and His cause. Early Writings, p.50 (1850’s)
  44. 44. “At midnight” “The coming of the bridegroom was at midnight —the darkest hour. So the coming of Christ will take place in the darkest period of this earth’s history.” COL 414
  45. 45. “At midnight” The days of Noah and Lot pictured the condition of the world just before the coming of the Son of man. The Scriptures pointing forward to this time declare that Satan will work with all power and "with all deceivableness of unrighteous- ness.“2 Thess. 2:9-12. COL 414
  46. 46. “At midnight” His working is plainly revealed by the rapidly increasing darkness, the multitudinous errors, heresies, and delusions of these last days. Not only is Satan leading the world captive, but his deceptions are leavening the professed churches of our Lord Jesus Christ. COL 414
  47. 47. “At midnight” The great apostasy will develop into darkness deep as midnight, impenetrable as sackcloth of hair. To God’s people it will be a night of trial, a night of weeping, a night of persecution for the truth’s sake. But out of that night of darkness God's light will shine. COL 414
  48. 48. 1890--REVIEW & HERALD I am often referred to the parable of the ten virgins, five of whom were wise, and five foolish. This parable has been and will be fulfilled to the very letter, for it has a special application to this time, and, like the third angel’s message, has been fulfilled and will continue to be present truth till the close of time.
  49. 49. MATTHEW 25:5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.
  52. 52. 1904—EGW HAS A VISION “I was shown a platform, braced by solid timbers—the truths of the Word of God. Some one high in responsibility in the medical work was directing this man and that man to loosen the timbers supporting this platform.” 1SM 204
  53. 53. 1904—VISION “Then I heard a voice saying, "Where are the watchmen that ought to be standing on the walls of Zion? Are they asleep? This foundation was built by the Master Worker, and will stand storm and tempest. Will they permit this man to present doctrines that deny the past experience of the people of God? The time has come to take decided action." 1SM 204
  54. 54. 1904 “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?” 1SM 204
  55. 55. 1904 “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.” 1SM 204
  56. 56. “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.” 1SM 204
  57. 57. “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.” 1SM 204
  58. 58. 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. 1SM 204
  59. 59. “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?”
  60. 60. …In the providence of God, the errors that have been coming in must be met. 1SM 204,205
  61. 61. 1910 World Missionary Conference. Birth of the Ecumenical Movement
  62. 62. 1911 GREAT CONTROVERSY printed
  63. 63. 1915 Ellen White dies. Deut 31:29 For I know that after my death ye will utterly corrupt yourselves, and turn aside from the way which I have commanded you; and evil will befall you in the latter days;
  65. 65. 1926 Gen. Conf. Working Policy #075: SDA Church "recognizes those agencies that lift up Christ before men as a part of the divine plan for evangelization of the world…” Door to Ecumenicalism NOW OPEN. Does away with 2nd Angel’s Message.
  67. 67. 1948 WCC FORMED IN GENEVA
  68. 68. 1950-CALL TO REPENT Weiland and Short call the 1950 General Conference to repent corporately for rejecting the 1888 message. (The call to repent was rejected.)
  69. 69. 1955-56 MARTIN & BARNHOUSE SDA leaders secretly meet with Protestant representatives, Martin and Barnhouse. They trade away two vital doctrines of Seventh-day Adventism in order to be ACCEPTED by the fallen Babylonian churches.
  70. 70. WHO JESUS IS-- LOST The SDA leaders lost the real Jesus when they traded away the doctrine of Christ coming in our sinful flesh... …for a Catholic Jesus who came in sinless flesh.
  71. 71. 1John 4:3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, … and even now already is it in the world.
  72. 72. WHERE JESUS IS—LOST The SDA leaders lost where Jesus is when they agreed that Christ’s work in the Most Holy Place of the heavenly sanctuary was not VITAL for our salvation.
  73. 73. WHERE JESUS IS—LOST Instead, “it was all done at the cross.”
  74. 74. PREDICTION FULFILLED! The principles of truth that God in His wisdom has given to the remnant church, would be discarded. Our religion would be changed. 1 SM 204
  75. 75. 1957 Questions on Doctrine published by the General Conference as the book that represents official Seventh-day Adventist doctrine to the world.
  76. 76. PREDICTION FULFILLED! “Books of a new order would be written.” 1 SM 204
  77. 77. JUDE 3 Beloved,… Ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.
  78. 78. JUDE 4 For there are certain men crept in unawares, … ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.
  79. 79. Ellen White in 1904 Vision, "Where are the watchmen that ought to be standing on the walls of Zion? Are they asleep?” 1 SM 204
  80. 80. 1957 Faithful watchman on the wall of Zion, M.L. Andreasen PROTESTS! Sends out Letters to the Churches to warn SDA’s of apostasy that occurred before his very eyes.
  81. 81. He that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth. John 12:35 Not knowing who Jesus is, and where He is, they were left to stumble in the darkness. They began to walk in a false ecumenical light.
  82. 82. 1962-64—VATICAN 2 COUNCIL Now that the SDA church shook hands with fallen Protestantism, there was no more opposition to Rome. Vatican II Council was the first time that the Roman Catholic Church embraced the ecumenical movement. They invited the secular and religious “press” to observe the proceedings of Vatican II in Rome.
  83. 83. 1962-64 VATICAN II Arthur S. Maxwell was one of the observers. Upon his return, he called for the scrapping of the old evangelistic sermons on the Papacy, and a completely new approach.
  84. 84. 1962-64 VATICAN II Arthur S. Maxwell: “I sat closer to the Pope than any of the cardinals. I was only forty feet away from him for three or four hours. …Nobody will ever believe me, that I sat so long, so near to His Holiness.” “…Then another aspect of His new friendliness, was the pope’s opening speech. …Do you know what his subject was? Love.”
  85. 85. 1962-64 VATICAN II Also observing, B.B.Beach established contact with Catholic leaders and Lukas Vischer, the key WCC observer. They became good friends and set up the first meetings between the WCC and SDAs, which took place from 1969-1973.
  86. 86. 1965 B.B.Beach becomes the SDA ”unofficial” representative to the World Council of Churches and many other ecumenical bodies.
  87. 87. 1968 Like the Roman Catholic Church, the SDA Church becomes a member of the key Faith and Order Commission of the WCC, while not being a member of the WCC directly.
  88. 88. SOMETIME IN THE 1960’S SDA Adventist Book and Bible Houses, later re- named “Adventist Book Centers,” become purveyors of Babylonian wine, selling books by popular apostate Protestant authors.
  89. 89. 1973: So Much In Common After years of meetings together near Geneva, B.B. Beach and WCC write a book entitled, So Much in Common. (3 A’s Messages forgotten.)
  90. 90. Ellen White Predicted: There has been for years, in churches of the Protestant faith, a strong and growing sentiment in favor of a union based upon common points of doctrine. GC 444
  91. 91. 1976—Neal Wilson, Sworn statement. “Although it is true that …the Seventh-day Adventist Church …took a distinctly anti-Roman Catholic viewpoint, …that attitude on the Church’s part was nothing more than a manifestation of widespread anti-popery among conservative protestant denominations.”
  92. 92. 1976 Neal Wilson,Sworn statement. …and which has now been assigned to the historical trash heap so far as the SDA Church is concerned.”
  93. 93. PREDICTION FULFILLED! “The principles of truth that God in His wisdom has given to the remnant church, would be discarded”—THROWN INTO THE TRASH HEAP.
  94. 94. 1977—B.B. BEACH GIVES GOLD MEDAL TO THE POPE A symbol of the SDA church was placed in the hand of the pope. The words of the 4th commandment are in the Catholic cathecism.
  95. 95. 1979--MINISTRY MAGAZINE GOES ECUMENICAL Ministry magazine is sent to 37,000 non SDA clergy “representing a myriad of faith persuasions.” Only 16,000 go to SDA ministers. “The Ministerial Association is dedicated to stimulating supportive dialogue among denominations.”
  96. 96. 1980—CATHOLIC GOD APPEARS Using subtle wording, the worship of the Catholic concept of the Trinity is officially incorporated into the 27 statements of belief at the 1980 Dallas General Conference.
  97. 97. From 2006 Sabbath School Quarterly “TheTriune God.” “ ‘There is one God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, a unity of three co-eternal Persons.’ “In other words, Adventists—along with millions of other Christians—believe in the triune nature of God; that is, there is one God who exists as three Persons.” “What analogies—such as …a three- pronged fork—can help someone understand the idea of how one God can be composed of three equal Persons?”
  98. 98. EZEKIEL 8:5 I lifted up mine eyes … and behold northward at the gate of the altar this image of jealousy in the entry.
  99. 99. EZEKIEL 8:6 Son of man, seest thou what they do? even the great abominations that the house of Israel committeth here, that I should go far off from my sanctuary? But turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations.
  100. 100. PREDICTION FULFILLED! “God being removed, they would place their dependence on human power, which, without God, is worthless.”1SM 204
  101. 101. 1980—ECUMENISM An official belief In the 27 statements: 12. The Church: defined as “all communities that confess Jesus.” 13. The Remnant Church: defined as part of “the universal church.” 14.Unity in the Body of Christ, the “church,” is based on the belief in
  102. 102. PREDICTION FULFILLED! “A system of intellectual philosophy would be introduced.”1SM 204
  103. 103. HOW TO JOIN THE WCC? Belief in the Trinity is the require- ment for membership.
  104. 104. George Knight, Ministry, Oct., 1993 “Most of the founders of Seventh-day Adventism would not be able to join the church today if they had to subscribe to the denomination’s Fundamental Beliefs. More specifically, most would not be able to agree to belief number 2, which deals with the doctrine of the trinity.”
  105. 105. 1980 In the 27 Fundamental Beliefs which were voted at Dallas in 1980, there was no definition of the second angel’s message, no identification of Babylon, her fall, and God’s call to come out of her.
  106. 106. 1980 In the 27 Fundamental Beliefs there was no definition of the Third Angel’s message, no identification of the beast, his image, or the mark.
  107. 107. PREDICTION FULFILLED! “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.” 1SM 204
  108. 108. EZEKIEL 8:7,8 And he brought me to the door of the court; and when I looked, behold a hole in the wall. Then said he unto me, Son of man, dig now in the wall: and when I had digged in the wall, behold a door.
  109. 109. EZEKIEL 8:9 And he said unto me, Go in, and behold the wicked abominations that they do here.
  110. 110. 1981— “SDA” TRADEMARKED Now a commercial entity, the General Conference hires a Catholic lawyer to trademark various names, including “Seventh-day Adventist” under commercial law.
  111. 111. CIVIL POWER Many little Seventh-day Adventist churches, not sponsored by the Gen. Conf. are threatened with a commercial lawsuit for using the spiritual name that identifies them as standing on the firm platform of truth—the 3 Angel’s messages.
  112. 112. L A W S U I T S “Nothing would be allowed to stand in the way of the new movement.” 1 SELECTED MESSAGES, 204
  113. 113. 1982: SDA’s sign BEM Document “Over 100 theologians recommend unanimously to transmit the Lima Text of Baptism, Eucharist, and Ministry— for the study and official response of the churches. “… A vital step of the ecumenical process.” (Lima Text). Dr. Raoul Dederen, Andrews Univ., signs for all SDA members.
  114. 114. 1983 After 26 years, Walter Martin writes to the General Conference, “Do you still hold to what we officially agreed upon in Questions on Doctrine in 1957?” W. Richard Lesher, VP of General Conference, officially responds, “The answer is Yes.”
  115. 115. 1984 1339 Hungarian SDA’s were disfellowshipped by Gen. Conf. President, Neil Wilson for protesting the ecumenical involvement of the SDA church in Hungary.
  116. 116. PREDICTION FULFILLED! “Nothing would be allowed to stand in the way of the new movement.” 1 SM 204
  117. 117. 1985—NEW ECUMENICAL HYMNAL Truly Shocking: In this hymnal the Catholic “Jerusalem Bible” is used more than 2 ½ times more than from the Protestant King James Version! The Catholic NIV is used over 4 ½ times more!
  118. 118. 1985—NEW ECUMENICAL HYMNAL Hymn No. 403 Let Us Break Bread Together Sun Worship Taught. “When I fall on my knees, With my face to the rising sun, O Lord, have mercy on me.”
  119. 119. 1985—NEW ECUMENICAL HYMNAL Hymn No. 471 (Grant Us Your Peace). Virtually identical to the hymn sung to the pope at the Vatican Square. Four identical verses in Latin, English, French, and Spanish. Consider the verse in Latin: “Dona nobis pacem, pacem; Dona nobis pacem. (Repeated 5 times.)” (Did not Jesus say not to use vain repetitions?)
  120. 120. 1985—NEW ECUMENICAL HYMNAL Hymn No. 402 (By Christ Redeemed) SDA’s sing about Transubstantiation and the Eucharist: “His broken body in our stead Is here, in this memorial bread.”
  121. 121. 1985—NEW ECUMENICAL HYMNAL 13 new hymns to the Trinity.
  122. 122. Will the 144,000, who have no guile in their mouth, use a Catholic hymnal? . O worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness. PSALM 96:9.
  123. 123. 1986 WHAT I LIKE ABOUT The Lutherans, the Baptists, the Methodists, The Charismatics, the Catholics, the Adventists. Preservers of Neglected Truth.
  124. 124. PREDICTION FULFILLED! Books of a new order would be written. 1 SM 204
  125. 125. WHO IS ZIMRI?
  126. 126. Patriarchs & Prophets, 455. Zimri (B.B.Beach), one of the nobles of Israel, came boldly into the camp (the Gen. Conf.), accompanied by a Midianitish harlot, a princess "of a chief house in Midian,” (Catholic church) whom he escorted to his tent. Never was vice bolder or more stubborn. Inflamed with wine, Zimri declared his "sin as Sodom," and gloried in his shame.
  127. 127. 1990 Indianapolis General Conference Fifth Business Meeting: July 8, 1990. B.B.BEACH introduces… JOAN CAMPBELL: “I bring you the warmest of greetings from the World Council of Churches. …So as fellow Christians, like those Pentecost people in the earliest of days, we look at one another and WE SAY THAT WE HOLD ALL THINGS IN COMMON.”
  128. 128. 1990 Indianapolis General Conference Sixth Business Meeting: July 9, 1990. A. LEE: “…A number of us are in attendance because of the invitation of B.B. Beach…. He is also secretary of a group to which both of us belong, namely, the Secretaries of Christian World Communions. …I pray God’s richest blessings on this great conference, for TRULY IT IS GOOD AND PLEASANT TO DWELL TOGETHER IN UNITY.”
  129. 129. 1990 Indianapolis General Conference Ninth Business Meeting, July 10, 1990. B.B. BEACH: “I am pleased to introduce …T.J. MURPHY, as an observer and official guest representing the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. He is here to give greetings on behalf of the Roman Catholic Church.” (Applause.)
  130. 130. 1990 Indianapolis General Conference T.J. MURPHY: I convey to you the greetings and prayerful best wishes from the … Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, and from the archbishop of Indianapolis, promising and assuring you that PRAYERS ARE BEING OFFERED WITHIN OUR COMMUNITY FOR THE BLESSED SUCCESS OF THIS GENERAL CONFERENCE. …For it is the desire of the Saviour Himself that His disciples MIGHT ALL BE ONE so that the world may believe.
  131. 131. Numbers 25:6-8 And when Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, saw it, he rose up from among the congregation, and took a javelin in his hand; And he went after the man of Israel into the tent, and thrust both of them through, the man of Israel, and the woman through her belly. So the plague was stayed from the children of Israel.
  133. 133. May 2, 1991, Adventist Review Roy Adams, Editor, declares: “The WCC's... accentuation of the Holy Spirit and the Eucharist. fits into the ambit of the three angels' messages."
  135. 135. PREDICTION FULFILLED! “A new organization would be established.” 1 SM 204
  136. 136. 1995--UT UNUM SINT Pope can be head of a fraternal order of churhes. Trinity- the basis of unity. Pray together.
  137. 137. 1995 The Vatican flag marches into the General Conference signifying that some member is from that country. Who is it? Or are we a fraternal church in the new order?
  138. 138. Samuel Bacchiochi? Graduate from Gregorian University in Rome.
  139. 139. 1995—VATICAN MARCHES IN
  141. 141. 1997 Bert B. Beach representing the SDA church meets with ten other churches at WCC, to make agreement for all churches to celebrate Easter on a specific Sunday. "The churches need to address …the recovery of the meaning of Sunday.” WCC, Faith and Order, Towards a Common Date for Easter
  142. 142. PREDICTION FULFILLED! “The Sabbath of course, would be lightly regarded, as also the God who created it.” 1 SM 205
  143. 143. EZEKIEL 8: 16 Behold, at the door of the temple of the LORD, between the porch and the altar, were about five and twenty men, with their backs toward the temple of the LORD, and their faces toward the east; and they worshipped the sun toward the east.
  144. 144. 1994-1998 SDA—LUTHERAN DIALOGUES Representing the SDA Church are the following: Bert Beach (co-chair of the meetings), Neils-Erik Andreasen, John Graz, Johan Heinz, William Johnsson, Pardon Mwansa, Aulikki Nabkola, Jan Paulsen, Jonathan Pauline, George Reid, Angel Rodriguez, and William Shea.
  145. 145. 1994-1998 SDA—LUTHERAN DIALOGUES “Faithful SDA’s were alarmed by the dialogue with the World Lutheran Federation when it became known that the same WLF was dialoguing with the Vatican on precisely the same topic of justification by faith.” Colin Standish
  146. 146. 1998—SDA—LUTHERAN AGREEMENT SDA’s sign agreement with fallen Lutheran Church System. We agree on Trinity and Justification by Faith. Obedience to the Law of God not necessary for salvation. 1999—Lutherans sign agreement with Papacy on Justification by faith. Agreement already on Trinity.
  147. 147. 1999 Gunnar Stålsett, General Sec. of the Lutheran World Federation is president of the SDA International Religious Liberty Association.
  148. 148. 1999-Pres. of Walla Walla College Court Testimony LAWYER’s Question about Walla Walla’s purpose: Does the word ‘church’s’ in the phrase ‘church’s unique mission to the world’ mean and refer to the SDA Church? DR. WILLIAM NELSON: Not exclusively. Q. So it means churches generally? A. Yes. The Christian Church.
  149. 149. 1999—SDA CHURCH WELCOMES POPE TO ST.LOUIS “The ecumenical community has accepted the invitation to come together this evening with your holiness.”
  151. 151. 1999 Polish SDA—Catholic Agreement “The SDA Church …in its teaching and service, cultivates the most important principles of Catholic faith, especially the belief in the Blessed Trinity.”
  152. 152. The Concluding Statement 1999 Polish SDA—Catholic Agreement “We would like to thank the Superior Authorities of both Churches…. We are also especially grateful to the Only One God in the Blessed Trinity for the privilege of a brotherly dialogue and common Christian prayer for the gift of unity in Christ.”
  153. 153. 2000 TORONTO GEN. CONF. WELCOMES THE BEAST B.B. Beach introduces John Radano, a member of the Pontifical Council For Promoting Christian Unity. “An old friend with whom we’ve been in contact for many years, who attended the session in Utrecht five years ago, representing the Roman Catholic Church" (GC Bulletin #8).
  154. 154. 2000 TORONTO GEN. CONF. WELCOMES THE DRAGON United Nations General Secretary, Kofi Annan asks for “continued support.”
  155. 155. 2000--Kofi Annan Message “You may think that the United Nations, an inter-governmental organization, has no room for religion. …I would ask you to think differently. I would ask you to take another look. The UN is a tapestry, not only of suits and saris, but also of clerics collars, nun’s habits, and llama’s robes. Religions may manifest themselves in widely different practices and belief systems.”
  156. 156. 2000--Kofi Annan Message “The UN may display the outward signs of secular pursuits, but at the heart we are dealing in universal values. That is what the UN is good at: to be kind, tolerant, just, or merciful. No single religion can claim a monopoly on such teachings.”
  157. 157. 2000 The “Meeting of U.S. Church Leaders,” an annual gathering of heads of Christian churches from around the nation, has elected SDA Dr. Bert B. Beach as the vice chair of the group’s steering committee. Beach, …has represented the Adventist Church at these meetings for the last 15 years.
  158. 158. 2000-“Meeting of U.S. Church Leaders” Beach said: …“We pray together, enjoy devotional meetings, and form friendships; It’s simply an opportunity to meet, consult, and recharge; to put away hostilities and worship together as fellow Christians.”
  159. 159. Early Writings, 55,56. “I turned to look at the company who were still bowed before the throne [in the Holy Place], They did not know that Jesus had left it. Satan appeared to be by the throne, trying to carry on the work of God. I saw them look up to the throne, and pray, "Father, give us Thy Spirit."
  160. 160. Early Writings, 55,56. “Satan would then breathe upon them an unholy influence; in it there was light and much power, but no sweet love, joy, and peace. Satan's object was to keep them deceived and to draw back and deceive God's children.”
  161. 161. 2000 Beach awarded for being the Secretary of the Conference of Secretaries of Christian World Communions ...for 30 years.
  162. 162. 2000 Baptist World Congress BWA president welcomes the Congress “…As ecumenical observers from the Anglican, Seventh-Day Adventist, Roman Catholic, and other churches look on. Baptist Church News.
  163. 163. 2000 Baptist World Congress Denton Lotz, General Secretary BWA emphasized the need for unity among all professed Christians.
  164. 164. 2000 The International Religious Liberty Association IRLA, founded in 1893 by SDA’s, elects Dr. Denton Lotz, General Secretary of the Baptist World Alliance as president
  165. 165. Washington Post, June 16, 2004 The Southern Baptist Convention voted yesterday to pull out of the Baptist World Alliance, accusing it of being too liberal.
  166. 166. LOTZ HONORED BY SDA’S June 7, 2007--IRLA Meets to Honor its "Outstanding President"
  167. 167. LOTZ HONORED BY SDA’S "Once you step outside of your own faith community you can make wonderful discoveries- such as people like Denton Lotz." Jan Paulsen.
  168. 168. What do these men have in common? Joseph Ratzinger, Cardinal Walter Kaspar, President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity; Dr. Hans Kung, expert theological advisor to the Second Vatican Council; and Dr. Jan Paulsen, President of the General Conf. of SDA; Dr. Denton Lotz, president of SDA IRLA, & Gen. Secretary of Baptist World Alliance. All taught at or graduated from Tubingen Univ. in Germany, specializing in Ecumenical Theology.
  169. 169. 2000-OUR AWESOME GOD “It is a basic Christian doctrine that God is a Trinity of three persons (‘modes of eternal manifestation’) having one substance (essence or being).” “It took the Adventist Church until far into the 19th century to agree that the doctrine of the Trinity was indeed biblical and belonged among the fundamental Adventist beliefs.”
  170. 170. PREDICTION FULFILLED “Books of a new order would be written.” 1 SM 204
  171. 171. 2001: SDA Dialogue with World Alliance of Reformed Churches Further Dialogue “would lead to increased understanding and acknowledgement of our communions as authentic members of the one Church of the Lord Jesus Christ.”
  172. 172. “It is a backsliding church that lessens the distance between itself and the papacy.” Signs, Feb. 19, 1894.
  173. 173. 2002—SDA DIALOGUES WITH ROME Over a series of three meetings, starting in 2000, topics include the structural organization of the Adventist Church, and issues such as evangelism, proselytism, and religious freedom.
  174. 174. TESTIMONIES, VOL. 1, 578 I dreamed that I was in Battle Creek looking out from the side glass at the door and saw a company marching up to the house, two and two. They looked stern and deter- mined. I knew them well and turned to open the parlor door to receive them, but thought I would look again.
  175. 175. TESTIMONIES, VOL. 1, 578 The scene was changed. The company now presented the appearance of a Catholic procession. One bore in his hand a cross, another a reed.
  176. 176. TESTIMONIES, VOL. 1, 578 And as they approached, the one carrying a reed made a circle around the house, saying three times: "This house is proscribed. The goods must be confiscated. They have spoken against our holy order."
  177. 177. TESTIMONIES, VOL. 1, 578 Terror seized me, and I ran through the house, out of the north door, and found myself in the midst of a company, some of whom I knew, but I dared not speak a word to them for fear of being betrayed.”
  178. 178. 2002--THE POPE INVITES CLOSE FRIENDS TO ASSISI 33 cardinals, 11 patriarchs from the Orthodox churches, 50 Islamic leaders, Jewish rabbis... Protestant bodies will be represented by Konrad Kaiser, the secretary- general of the WCC; Anglican Bishop Richard Garrard of Rome; Setri Nyomi of the WARC; Cecil Robeck of the Pentecostal church; … and Bert Beach of the Seventh-Day Adventists. Representatives of Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, Hinduism, Zoroastrianism, and traditional African faiths will also come.
  180. 180. THE WHOLE WORLD ON BOARD “All these participants are expected to be aboard a specially chartered train that will leave Rome for Assisi on the morning of Jan. 24.”
  181. 181. THE WHOLE WORLD ON BOARD? A train of cars was shown me, going with the speed of lightning. The angel bade me look carefully. I fixed my eyes upon the train. It seemed that the whole world was on board, that there could not be one left.
  182. 182. THE WHOLE WORLD ON BOARD? Said the angel, "They are binding in bundles ready to burn." Then he showed me the conductor, who appeared like a stately, fair person, whom all the passengers looked up to and reverenced."
  183. 183. THE WHOLE WORLD ON BOARD? I was perplexed and asked my attending angel who it was. He said, "It is Satan. He is the conductor in the form of an angel of light. He has taken the world captive. They are given over to strong delusions, to believe a lie, that they may be damned.
  184. 184. THE WHOLE WORLD ON BOARD? This agent, the next highest in order to him, is the engineer, and other of his agents are employed in different offices as he may need them, and they are all going with lightning speed to perdition."
  185. 185. NO! NOT ALL ON BOARD I asked the angel if there were none left. He bade me look in an opposite direction, and I saw a little company traveling a narrow pathway. EW 88,89
  186. 186. NO! NOT ALL ON BOARD All seemed to be firmly united, bound together by the truth, in bundles, or companies. Said the angel, "The third angel is binding, or sealing, them in bundles for the heavenly garner." EW 88,89
  189. 189. 2003 Jan Paulsen brings goodwill messages to the Lutheran World Fellowship Assembly, and affirms SDA commitment to ecumenical cooperation.
  190. 190. 2003—AN UNBELIEVABLE IDEA! The avant garde of ecumenicalism. Teach “Christian” ministers to help dying people of all religions get to their heaven Thousands of booklets were printed and given to Protestant and SDA pastors.
  191. 191. 2003 EMERGENCY MINISTRY PACKET CATHOLIC EMERGENCY MINISTRATION If a dying person desires ministry, repeat with him/her the following: 1. The Hail Mary. “Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. …Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.”
  192. 192. 2003 EMERGENCY MINISTRY PACKET HINDU EMERGENCY MINISTRATION …Encourage him/her to recite “Narayana” (the name of the Lord Vishnu). If he/she unable, then anyone may whisper the name of the Lord in his/her ear…. Read: (Saith Lord Vishnu) “None who pays Me worship of loyalty and love is ever lost….” After death, …the mark of Vishnu is placed on his/her forehead.
  193. 193. 2004 Kermit Netteburg, NAD Administrator by Day Treasurer for the NCC by Night
  195. 195. 2004 After 25 years of informal contacts, the SDA Church system and The Salvation Army system have a theological dialogue. “We felt very comfortable with each other from the start, as part of the same extended family.” John Graz
  198. 198. SDA—SALVATION ARMY 3RD DIALOGUE? “Possible topic could be …the place of their individual churches within the universal Church.” ©2007 The Salvation Army News
  199. 199. 2005—ST. LOUIS GEN. CONF. Religious Leaders Praise Adventist Values, Pray for Success Robert J. Hermann, Auxiliary Bishop of St. Louis. "I am thankful for the values we share together.” Paul T. Reiter of the Presbyterian Church USA also greets SDA’s
  200. 200. PREDICTION FULFILLED! 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.” 1 SM 204
  202. 202. 2006-2007 SDA-PRESBYTERIANS LIKE THE APOSTASY AT BAAL-PEOR “Their motives [TO LEAD ISRAEL INTO IDOLATRY] were studiously concealed under the garb of friendship, so that they were not suspected, even by the guardians of the people.” PP 454
  203. 203. 2006-2007 SDA‘s and Presbyterians Dialogue SDA Church leaders welcome Presbyterian Church leaders and express "appreciation for the opportunity to sharpen our friendship."
  204. 204. Dr John Graz (L) makes a presentation to Dr. Carlos Maleve (R) of the Presbyterians
  205. 205. “Studiously concealed under the garb of friendship,” PP 454 Dr Carlos Malave, leader of the Presbyterian delegation, spoke of his delight that his work "was to make friends," and spoke of the spiritual unity described by Jesus in John 17. "To be one church is a spiritual church, and it is not necessary that there should be one visible church."
  206. 206. William Johnsson Presentation: “Only God knows those who are His. Certainly the church is far wider and greater than the body of Adventism. Adventists …realize that they are but a small part of the larger body of Christ.”
  207. 207. William Johnsson to Presbyterian Leaders “Adventists retain a lively concern for theology. The issues frequently heard involve …Christ’s human nature and Christian ‘perfection.’ “A small but vociferous minority continue to urge the ideal of sinless perfection; they do not have the support of church leaders, however.”
  208. 208. William Johnsson Presentation: Adventists frequently enter into discussions with representatives of other Christian bodies. • with the World Evangelical Alliance (ongoing); • with the Church of God (Seventh-day); • with the Reformed Ecumenical Synod; • with the Salvation Army (ongoing); • with the Assemblies of Yahweh; • with the Lutheran World Federation. A series of bilateral conversations (1994-1998) led to a consensus statement and the publication of all the papers presented. • with the World Alliance of Reformed Churches
  209. 209. William Johnsson Presentation: “As we look over the 28 statements of Adventist doctrine, we are led to three conclusions: (1) The articles that are first and form the basis for the remainder, namely articles dealing with the Trinity, the person of Christ, and salvation, conform to orthodox Christian understanding.”
  210. 210. William Johnsson Presentation: “(2) Not one of the articles is absolutely unique to the Seventh- day Adventist Church. (3) If we are to speak of uniqueness concerning Adventist doctrine, then, it is in the configuration of doctrines rather than in individual beliefs.”
  211. 211. PRESBYTERIANS SURPRISED! "We certainly did view them as more of a separatist group than what we have discovered," he said. "We found them to be ecumenically engaged, consistent with major Christianity on major points of faith."
  212. 212. Spiritual Gifts, Vol. 2, page 300 "There is as great difference in our faith and that of nominal professors as the heavens are higher than the earth.”
  213. 213. Where were the VERY DISTINCTIVE 3 Angel’s Messages? Seventh-day Adventists have …been given a work of the most solemn import—the proclamation of the first, second, and third angels' messages. There is no other work of so great importance. They are to allow nothing else to absorb their attention. Testimonies, Vol.9, 19.
  214. 214. Raymond Cottrell, Review and Herald, May 15, 1958 "Were Seventh-day Adventists to yield their distinctive teachings in order to win and wear the robe of theological respectability, they would doubtless be accepted by other Christian bodies, but in so doing they would be traitor to the truths that have made them a people... They would no longer be Seventh-day Adventists."
  215. 215. REVELATION 2:9 I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.
  217. 217. SDA Church and the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) met in dialogue 2006 in Prague, Czech Republic after the SDA Church approached the WEA. 2006
  218. 218. 2007 SDA 2ND ROUND WITH WORLD EVANGELICAL ALLIANCE The Adventists met with representatives of the WEA to determine whether the Adventist Church could become a member of the global evangelical body. “They wanted to be considered as more a part of mainstream evangelicalism.”
  219. 219. 2006-2007, SDA-World Evangelical Alliance ALLIANCE? August, 2007—Andrews Univ. Representatives of the WEA and SDA Church recently met for a second round of theological discussion to determine whether the Adventist Church will become a member of the WEA—a.k.a. BABYLON.
  220. 220. 2007—PAULSEN: CATHOLIC JESUS IS OK WITH SDA CHURCH “I cannot imagine that a man in Asia, or a farmer in Africa will care one iota whether Christ had the nature of man before the fall or after the fall.” Autumn Council.
  221. 221. 2007 “For 40 years the SDA Church has been engaged in conversations with other Christian groups. The G.C. has decided to expand this witness to include conversations with representatives of other world religions.” Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim, Jewish. RH, June,2007.
  222. 222. 1995-2007 The WCC develops the Global Christian Forum.
  223. 223. In 1995, the WCC saw that the ecumenical movement was broader than the WCC, which was mostly Protestant. The Global Christian Forum could reach out to Roman Catholic, Pentecostal and Evangelical churches that are not part of WCC….
  224. 224. When Protestantism shall stretch her hand across the gulf to grasp the hand of the Roman power, when she shall reach over the abyss to clasp hands with spiritualism, …then we may know that the time has come for the marvelous working of Satan and that the end is near. 5T 451 PREDICTED IN 1885!
  225. 225. To create an open space where representatives from a broad range of Christianity which confess the triune God and Jesus Christ as perfect in His divinity and humanity, can gather in the spirit of John 17:21 “ that all of them may be one …” Purpose of the Global Christian Forum
  227. 227. 2005 The Global Christian Forum meets in Lusaka, Zambia. About 70 church leaders from all parts of Africa gather together. Including Baptist, Anglican, Pentecostal, Roman Catholic, Orthodox, Seventh Day Adventist, Lutheran churches, the All Africa Christian Council….
  228. 228. Nov. 2007—Global Christian Forum WORLD MEETING "We have here what might be described as a new Pentecost," Dr. Cecil Robeck, Assemblies of God
  229. 229. Nov. 2007—Global Christian Forum WORLD MEETING SDA’s “discussed how best to promote dialogue and cooperation on issues of Christian unity and common witness to the world.”
  230. 230. 2007—John Graz & William Johnsson participate, and represent all SDA members.
  231. 231. MEMBERS OF THE CHRISTIAN WORLD COMMUNIONS Anglican Communion, Baptist World Alliance, Disciples Ecumenical Consultative Council, Ecumenical Patriarchate (Eastern Orthodox), Friends World Committee for Consultation, General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, International Old-Catholic Bishops Conference, Lutheran World Federation, Mennonite World Conference, Moravian Church – World Wide Unity Board, Moscow Patriarchate (Eastern Orthodox), Pentecostal World Fellowship, Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity (Catholic Church), Reformed Ecumenical Council, Salvation Army, World Alliance of Reformed Churches, World Convention of Churches of Christ, World Evangelical Alliance, World Methodist Council. For Thirty-five years its Secretary was B.B.Beach, SDA.
  232. 232. TOWARDS 2010 Celebrating the Edinburgh 1910 World Missionary Conference.
  233. 233. Adventists Join Planning Committee for WCC’s Edinburgh 2010 SDA Jon Dybdahl is now part of the planning for Edinburgh 2010.
  234. 234. TOWARDS 2010 “The memory of the 1910 Conference brings people together and opens up new perspectives on mission today with the following intended outcomes: Networks will be mobilized and alliances formed so as to develop greater strategic collaboration and greater synergy in fulfilling the mission mandate.”
  235. 235. Testimonies, Series B, No. 2, 48. "Men in positions of responsibility are in danger of CHANGING LEADERS. This I know, for it has been plainly revealed to me. . .“
  236. 236. At Baal-Peor Today The rulers and the leading men were among the first to transgress, and so many of the people were guilty that the apostasy became national. "Israel joined himself unto Baalpeor." When Moses was aroused to perceive the evil, the plots of their enemies had been so successful that not only were the Israelites participating in the licentious worship at Mount Peor, but the heathen rites were coming to be observed in the camp of Israel. The aged leader was filled with indignation, and the wrath of God was kindled. PP 454,455
  237. 237. Patriarchs & Prophets, 455 “By swift-coming judgments the people were awakened to the enormity of their sin. A terrible pestilence broke out in the camp, to which tens of thousands speedily fell a prey. God commanded that the leaders in this apostasy be put to death by the magistrates.”
  238. 238. NUMBERS 25:3,4 And the LORD said unto Moses, Take all the heads of the people, and hang them up before the LORD against the sun, that the fierce anger of the LORD may be turned away from Israel.
  239. 239. Isaiah 3:12 O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths.
  240. 240. 1 SELECTED MESSAGES, 205 “Who has authority to begin such a movement? …We have a truth that admits of no compromise. Shall we not REPUDIATE everything that is not in harmony with this truth? …In the providence of God, the errors that have been coming in must be met.”
  241. 241. REPUDIATE To refuse to have anything to do with; To disown; To cast off publicly; To refuse to acknowledge;
  242. 242. Second Advent Movement 1843-1863 . Believers . ___│ Firm Platform │___ ___│ Three Angels’ │___ │ Messages │ ********************************************
  243. 243. P …….. General Conference ……………….. . Divisions . ……………………… . Unions . ............................................. . Conferences . …………………………………… . Pastors . ………………………………………….. . Members . ............................................................................. The General Conference-Sponsored SDA Church Today
  244. 244. P …….. Ecumenicalism <<< General Conference ……………….. . Divisions . ……………………… . Unions . ............................................. . Conferences . …………………………………… . Pastors . ………………………………………….. . Members . >>> 3A’s ............................................................................. Messages 1955 TO PRESENT—A GREAT STRUGGLE! TWO DIAMETRICALLY OPPOSITE FORCES PULL FOR ALLEGIANCE
  245. 245. P …….. Ecumenism <<< General Conference ……………….. . Divisions . ……………………… . Unions . ............................................. . Conferences . …………………………………… . Pastors / . …………………………………… / …. . . Members / Humble .. >>> 3 A’s …........................................................ / Laymen ….. Messages /
  246. 246. << G.C. Structure ___MASC___ ___│Firm Platform│___ ___│ Three Angels’ │___ │ Messages >> │ ************************************ Laymen Stick With the Truth of Jesus, While General Conference and its Followers Separate From Structure of Truth.
  247. 247. UNLESS IT REPENTS The Gen. Conf. has forgotten that we are living in the anti-typical Day of Atonement—the time to put away sin. The Gen. Conf. Structure will never be part of the Latter Rain and give the final message with a loud cry. In fact, they will be enemies, the most bitter enemies, of God’s people.
  248. 248. GREAT CONTROVERSY, 608 As the storm approaches, a large class who have professed faith in the third angel's message, but have not been sanctified through obedience to the truth, abandon their position and join the ranks of the opposition.
  249. 249. GREAT CONTROVERSY, 608 By uniting with the world and partaking of its spirit, they have come to view matters in nearly the same light; and when the test is brought, they are prepared to choose the easy, popular side.
  250. 250. GREAT CONTROVERSY, 608 Men of talent and pleasing address, who once rejoiced in the truth, employ their powers to deceive and mislead souls. They become the most bitter enemies of their former brethren.
  251. 251. BE LIKE THE TRIBE OF LEVI God’s people need to relate to this APOSTASY as did the tribe of Levi at the Golden Calf (G.C.) apostasy. Until Moses came down with judgments, the Levites did not support the apostasy with their gold, or participate in its worship services.
  252. 252. GOD BLESSED THE TRIBE OF LEVI Levi was chosen to be the priestly tribe because it remained faithful to God amidst the apostasy of the Golden Calf.
  253. 253. MALACHI 2:4-6 And ye shall know that I have sent this commandment unto you, that my covenant might be with Levi, saith the LORD of hosts. My covenant was with him of life and peace; and I gave them to him for the fear wherewith he feared me, and was afraid before my name.
  254. 254. MALACHI 2:4-6 The law of truth was in his mouth, and iniquity was not found in his lips: he walked with me in peace and equity, and did turn many away from iniquity.
  255. 255. TRIBE OF LEVI = 144,000 Dan. 12:3: And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever. Rev.14:4,5: These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth…. And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.
  256. 256. TRIBE OF LEVI = 144,000 The experience of the Tribe of Levi at the Golden Calf apostasy and the 144,000 in last day apostasy are parallel.
  258. 258. Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate. Hebrews 13:12.
  259. 259. Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach. HEBREWS 13:13
  260. 260. Father, Forgive them; for they know not what they do. Lk.23:34. HE WAS NUMBERED WITH THE TRANS- GRESSORS. ISAIAH 53:12.
  261. 261. REVELATION 13:15-17 1- General Decree 2- Tough Economic Sanctions 3- Attack: Death Decree
  262. 262. ROMANS 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
  263. 263. GO YE OUT TO MEET HIM Says the prophet: "Who may abide the day of His coming? and who shall stand when He appeareth? for He is like a refiner's fire, and like fullers' soap: and He shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and He shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the Lord an offering in righteousness." Mal. 3:2, 3. GC 425.
  264. 264. GO YE OUT TO MEET HIM Those who are living upon the earth when the intercession of Christ shall cease in the sanctuary above are to stand in the sight of a holy God without a mediator. Their robes must be spotless, their characters must be purified from sin by the blood of sprinkling. GC 425
  265. 265. GO YE OUT TO MEET HIM Through the grace of God and their own diligent effort they must be conquerors in the battle with evil. While the investigative judgment is going forward in heaven, while the sins of penitent believers are being removed from the sanctuary, there is to be a special work of purification, of putting away of sin, among God's people upon earth. This work is more clearly presented in the messages of Revelation 14. GC 425
  266. 266. GO YE OUT TO MEET HIM When this work shall have been accomplished, the followers of Christ will be ready for His appearing. "Then shall the offering of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant unto the Lord, as in the days of old, and as in former years." Malachi 3:4. GC 425
  267. 267. GO YE OUT TO MEET HIM Then the church which our Lord at His coming is to receive to Himself will be a "glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing." Eph. 5:27. Then she will look "forth as the morning, fair as the moon, clear as the sun, and terrible as an army with banners." Song of Solomon 6:10. GC 425
  269. 269. General Conference Adventism Today Catholic Structure Catholic Medical System Catholic Educ. System Catholic Jesus Catholic God Catholic Hymnal Catholic Bible—NIV Sabbath Lightly Regarded Dan 11:41 He shall enter also into the glorious land, and many shall be overthrown.
  270. 270. Is Ellen White a True Prophet?
  271. 271. PREDICTIONS FULFILLED! The principles of truth that God in His wisdom has given to the remnant church, would be discarded. Our religion would be changed. A new organization would be established. Books of a new order would be written. …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. 2 SM 204,205
  272. 272. 1Peter 4:17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God.