The Neo Mother of all Fanaticisms Being Postulated as New Light!

 

"In every age Satan has sought to impair the efforts of God’s servants by introducing into the church a spirit of fanaticism. Thus it was in Paul’s day, and thus it was in later centuries during the time of the Reformation. Wycliffe, Luther, and many others who blessed the world by their influence and their faith, encountered the wiles by which the enemy seeks to lead into fanaticism overzealous, unbalanced, and unsanctified minds" {AA 348.1}

 

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The greatest, primitive revival and reformation of God’s people is to occur at the end-time. Ellen White said that every reform movement has been accompanied by a satanic fanaticism orchestrated by Satan to bring dispute, disgust, distaste, and loathing disdain against the truth and those who teach it.

The current revival, reformation and final shaking amongst God’s people is being plagued by the mother of all fanaticism. Not all of the following examples are imbibed by every fanatic or group of fanatics, but here is a sampling of the many foolish and satanic fanaticism making the circuit as “new light” in the end-time revival and reformation:

 

·       Ellen White’s counsel on Christmas is being touted as the teaching of pagan tradition of pioneer Adventists. I am being accused of teaching pagan traditions of Adventism because I advocate Ellen White’s counsel regarding Christmas, thanksgiving, and birthdays.

·       One of the Mother of all fanatics teaches that Ellen White and the pioneers taught pagan tradition on Christmas and thanksgiving until Ellen White’s death in 1915. He claims to have new light that Ellen White was unaware of. Isn’t that amazing?! God kept the gift of the Holy Spirit to the church from enlightening His people on a correct response to Christmas and Thanksgiving for 168 years (from 1844-2012)!

·       Ellen White’s counsel on Thanksgiving is being touted as the same.

·       Ellen White’s counsel on birthdays is being touted as the same.

·       One person claiming new light says that because the word holy has been used in pagan rituals, it is pagan to use the word holy as in Holy Spirit, Holy Bible etc. One should use the Hebrew word quodesh instead, eg. The Quodesh Spirit, the Quodesh Bible.

·       The Bible is paying homage to paganism in its errant 611 uses of the word holy, which should be substituted with quodesh

·       The only logical conclusion to the above reasoning as regards Christmas, thanksgiving, use of the word holy, etc., is that it would be patronizing pagan tradition to observe the Seventh-day because the pagans celebrated Saturn day on that day! Saturn day is associated with the mythological god of harvest or thanksgiving:

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saturn_%28mythology%29http://www.carnaval.com/saturnalia/

·       The name Jesus should not be used. So the KJV Bible is errant 983 times for employing the name Jesus rather than some of the other names for the Son of God, such as Y’shua.

·       Ellen White, the voice of the Holy Spirit to the church, erred 42, 234 times by using the word Jesus in lieu of other terms to designate the Son of God!

·       The Lunar Calendar fallacy that we should observe the Seventh-day Sabbath on different days of the week every month. Imagine the confusion that would cause in the work world! How could the Beast enforce his mark relative to the Sabbath, if the Sabbath fell on a different day of the week every month?! Are these folk scheming to deceive themselves and others that the seventh-day Sabbath WILL NOT be the great test whereby the faithful are tested at the end-time? Are they thinking they can avoid the Mark of the Beast by keeping the Sabbath on a different day every month? Preposterous! Satanic!

·       The keeping of all the Feasts which pointed forward to Christ’s Atonement, as though that Atonement never occurred! Thus they removed the Sanctuary/Atonement and do despite to the entire Christian economy. It would be well to observe the Feast of Tabernacles, the Day of Atonement (which we are in since 1844), and the Day of Firstfruits or Pentecost, but that does not include all the feasts which pointed forward to the Atoning act of Jesus Christ.

·       Satan is attempting to make Sabbath keeping more difficult and unpopular than it already is:

 

http://omega77.tripod.com/lunarsabbaths.htm

http://www.eliyah.com/lunarsabbath.html

http://omega77.tripod.com/feastkeepingstudystraub.htm

http://omega77.tripod.com/straubfeastkeeping.htm

http://www.sdadefend.com/MINDEX-E-F/Feast%20Days.pdf

http://www.sdadefend.com/MINDEX-C/CerLaw.pdf

http://www.aloha.net/~mikesch/feasts.htm

 

Ellen White on Christmas

 

The principles advocated by Ellen White regarding Christmas and Thanksgiving could never be gainsayed by any rational person, and they are ageless. Ellen White was opposed to keeping Christmas and Thanksgiving after the model the world follows, and I agree with her.

 

http://omega77.tripod.com/christmasdecorations.htm

http://omega77.tripod.com/christmasdecorations2.htm

http://omega77.tripod.com/christmaspart3.htm

 

Ellen White on Thanksgiving

 

http://omega77.tripod.com/thanksgiving.htm

 

http://www.christcenteredmall.com/teachings/feasts/weeks.htm

 

In no way am I suggesting the keeping of Feasts of Weeks and/or the ceremonial law which was nailed to the cross, as I am misrepresented as teaching. In fact I have long opposed the keeping of the feasts and give much evidence against such teachings in this document. Fact is I have NEVER supported the keeping of the feasts which pointed forward to Christ and were fulfilled by Him.

 

What I do attempt to show is that anciently God’s people gave thanks to Him for their harvests and I see nothing wrong with that and Ellen White supports that homage to God as well. I don’t support keeping feasts that were fulfilled by Christ. I can’t say it any plainer or more sincere than that, and I provide evidence for my position in this document. The person(s) who are misrepresenting my position on this issue is/are satanically possessed and does/do not mind misrepresenting the truth of my position.

 

Those who say that Ellen White and the SDA pioneers were paying homage to pagan tradition by observing Thanksgiving after the order Ellen White specified, are actually accusing God of teaching pagan traditions as the following  link demonstrates, for it was God who specified giving thanks for the harvests. What sane Christian would oppose giving God thanks for causing the seed to sprout and providing a bountiful harvest for His children? Ellen White says there will be a similar future fulfillment of the Day of Pentecost.

 

It is with an earnest longing that I look forward to the time when the events of the Day of Pentecost shall be repeated with even greater power than on that occasion. John says, "I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory" [Rev. 18:1]. Then, as at the Pentecostal season, the people will hear the truth spoken to them, every man in his own tongue.”--6BC 1055 (1886). {LDE 202.3}

 

The following is taken from the above link:

 

“The Feast of Weeks, also known as Harvest (Exodus 23:16), Shavuot (Hebrew), the Day of Firstfruits (Numbers 28:26), or Pentecost, was a festival of joy and thanksgiving celebrating the completion of the harvest season. It was the second major feast in which all able-bodied Jewish males were required to attend (the other two being Passover and the Feast of Tabernacles). It was celebrated as a sabbath with rest from ordinary labors and the calling of a holy convocation (Leviticus 23:21; Numbers 28:26).

 

Essentially a harvest celebration, the term weeks was used to describe the time period from the grain harvest to the barley harvest and finally to the wheat harvest. It is called the Feast of Weeks because God specifically told the sons of Jacob that they were to count seven sevens of weeks (seven complete weeks) from Firstfruits (Leviticus 23:15; Deuteronomy 16:9), and then on the "morrow" this fourth feast was to be observed (Luke 23:16). Seven sevens of weeks are forty-nine days. Add one additional day ("on the morrow"), and it brings the total number of days to fifty. This fourth feast was to occur precisely fifty days after Firstfruits (Christ's resurrection). Therefore, the feast was given the name "Pentecost" (Acts 2:1) which means "fifty."

 

On this occasion, the children of Israel were not to simply bring the firstfruits of the wheat to the Temple (as they brought the firstfruit of the barley at the Feast of Firstfruits), but rather two loaves of bread. These two loaves were specifically commanded to be made with fine flour and baked with leaven (Leviticus 23:17), and they were to be used as a "wave offering" for the people.

 

These two loaves, however, could not be eaten until after the ceremony was completed (Leviticus 23:14; Joshua 5:10-11) and could not be placed on the altar due to its leaven content. In addition to the wave offering, two lambs, one young bull, and two rams were to be offered as burnt offerings before the Lord (Leviticus 23:15-22; Numbers 28:26-31). The feast was concluded by the eating of communal meals to which the poor, the stranger, and the Levites were invited.

 

What Does It All Mean?

 

The Feast of Weeks is a symbolic festival which pointed to the coming of the Holy Spirit and the birthday of the Church. The Son of God arose from the grave on Firstfruits. He then spent forty days with His disciples in post-resurrection ministry (Acts 1:3).

 

Immediately after forty days, Jesus informed them that it was necessary that He leave them and ascend to His Father in Heaven (in order to apply the benefits of His once and for all sacrifice). However, He told His disciples that they would not be left abandoned and comfortless. He would then send them His Holy Spirit who would come alongside to help in His absence (John 14:16-17).

 

Note by  Ron: And the benefits are grace for pardon and grace (Holy Spirit power) for obedience, Rom. 1:5. End note.

 

The disciples were commanded to tarry at Jerusalem until He came (Acts 1:4), and they knew exactly how long they would have to wait. The coming of the Holy Spirit would occur on the next Jewish holiday - a festive time when Jews from different countries were to be in Jerusalem to celebrate the completion of the harvest season. This annual feast was none other than Shavuot or the Feast of Weeks. The disciples waited as they were commanded; however, their wait was not long - only ten days. And then it happened. The Spirit of God descended on those first-century believers.

 

The two loaves which were brought to the Temple represented both Jew and Gentile; however they became one in Christ with the advent of the Spirit's coming. Writing to the Ephesian believers, Paul said" "For he is our peace, who hath made both (Jew and Gentile) one, and have broken down the middle wall of partition between us ... to make in himself of two (Jew and Gentile) one new man, so making peace" (Ephesians 2:14-15).

 

There was to be leaven in those two loaves, for the Church had not yet been glorified. During this age, there is still sin within the Church. Messiah Yeshua (the head) is unleavened. On the other hand, the Church (the body) still has leaven within her. Therefore, leaven was to be included in those two loaves.”

 

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Beware friends! Satan is hard at work to impair any and all the efforts of God’s servants by the introduction of fanaticism in trying to reduce God’s counsel to pagan tradition! This is being conducted by novice, neophyte, overzealous, unbalanced, and unsanctified minds that are possessed by the spirit of Satan.

 

Yes, Satan, through his agents, is touting the lie that Ellen White was not working by the Voice of Providence as regards her counsels on holidays; that she and anyone who advocates her teachings on these issues is teaching Adventist pioneer pagan tradition! That is what I am being accused of, but of course it all reverts back upon God and Ellen White. This is how unbalanced in mind Satan’s agents are. Oh yes, you can know them by their fruits. And if they speak not according to the law and the Testimonies, there is no light in them. They are full of darkness.

 

Every revival and reformation has been plagued by these types. Every attempt to correct error and set things in the framework of truth has been accompanied by some who Satan has used and is especially now using to place contempt not only on the truth, but those who espouse it. And this attributing of the Spirit of Prophesy’s counsel to paganism is nothing more nor less than unpardonable sin. So it is thus impossible to come to any reconciliation with such persons.

 

I warned the person I speak of a long time ago, and he was reconciled that I was correct on Mrs. White’s counsel, and even thereafter contributed to my ministry. But now he is like a dog returned to his vomit and he went further this time and branded Mrs. White’s counsel as pagan tradition. He had the example of another person who committed that serious sin, but he jumped right in with that person and did the very same thing—branded truth as paganism and as coming from Satan. That is speaking against the Holy Spirit and that is unpardonable sin. There is no further basis of appeal when one goes that far—no basis for reconciliation; nothing left by/with which the Holy Spirit may woo such a person. Others should learn from this sad experience.

 

Every time a person rejects truth, he/she goes deeper into darkness and the deception that he/she is right, and then finally become brazen enough to commit unpardonable sin. That is the same course Satan pursued. This is a result of the terrible ordeal involved with the shaking process, and it is indeed very sad and terrible to witness.

 

4For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost,

 

 5And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come,

 

 6If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame. Hebrews 6:4-6.

 

"In every age Satan has sought to impair the efforts of God’s servants by introducing into the church a spirit of fanaticism. Thus it was in Paul’s day, and thus it was in later centuries during the time of the Reformation. Wycliffe, Luther, and many others who blessed the world by their influence and their faith, encountered the wiles by which the enemy seeks to lead into fanaticism overzealous, unbalanced, and unsanctified minds" {AA 348.1}

 

Mat 12:32    And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the [world] to come.

Luk 12:10    And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy Ghost it shall not be forgiven.

 

Speaking against the teachings of the Holy Ghost (Holy Spirit) is speaking against the Holy Spirit. Ellen White was invested with that gift to the church. To pronounce here teachings as pagan tradition is to label the Holy Spirit as pagan. That, my friend, is unpardonable sin any which way you reckon it. Beware of all such agents of Satan who will entrap you in their woeful web of deceit and lead you to perdition.

 

Ellen White on Birthdays

 

Ellen White said that it was impossible to reason with Kellogg and that she could not even discourse with him because he would manipulate everything she said. So she quit conversing with him. I have the same problem with the men who count themselves my adversary. Many folk loved Ellen White until she had to reprove them or prove them errant on something. Then it was quite a different story. They became her arch rival and enemy like Canright for one example of many.

 

Pride surely does lead to destruction, and a fool hates instruction says God's Word. What Ellen White says about Christmas, Thanksgiving and Birthdays is principle that never changes. Ellen White never made much of birthdays and encouraged folk to give a gift to the cause. But she received gifts as the following statements reveal. And she gave Christmas gifts to other children with one of her sons.

 

"On birthday occasions the children should be taught that they have reason for gratitude to God for His loving-kindness in preserving their lives for another year. Precious lessons might thus be given. For life, health, food, and clothing, no less than for the hope of eternal life, we are indebted to the Giver of all mercies; and it is due to God to recognize His gifts, and to present our offerings of gratitude to our greatest benefactor. These birthday gifts are recognized of Heaven."—The Review and Herald, December 9, 1890. {CSW 143.1}

 

“It was my fifty-eighth birthday, and surely it was to be celebrated in a way and place that I had little dreamed of. It seemed hard for me to realize that I was in Europe; that I had borne my testimony in England, Switzerland, Denmark, Norway, and Sweden, and was on my way to labor in Italy." {LS 289.3}

 

"I had entirely forgotten that yesterday was my birthday, until I had returned from my ride just before dinner. Then I found that Sister King.... invited to dinner, May White and her children, and Ella May and Dores Robinson. I had been so busy that I had not thought of its being my birthday, and I was, as Brother Starr used to say, “plumb surprised” to find such a large gathering, and two tables set in our dining room. {2MR 252.3}
We partook of a nicely prepared meal, after which we went into the parlor, and engaged in a season of prayer and sang a few hymns. The Lord came graciously near to us as we offered up hearty thanksgiving to God for His goodness and mercy to us all...."{2MR 252.4}

 

"Sister Chapman seemed to be so pleased to have us with her and she was so sad to have us leave her. She tries to be cheerful and bear up with good courage. Sunday, my birthday, I spent mostly at Sister Chapman’s. {4MR 40.3}


I thank you for your much-valued present. It was just as nice as it could be. I shall appreciate the gift and be reminded of the giver every time I look at it.... {4MR 40.4}


We had a very simple Thanksgiving, as all ought to have."—Letter 23, 1882, pp. 1, 3. (To “Dear Willie,” December 1, 1882.) {4MR 40.5}

 

"After the meeting we drove to the ship and bade our friends good-bye. My sixty-fourth birthday came on Thanksgiving Day, a few days after leaving Honolulu, and the friends at Honolulu presented me with a ten-dollar gold piece as a birthday present, and Mr. Kerr, though a nonprofessor, gave me an upholstered rocking chair from his parlor set as a birthday present, because I happened to mention that it was an easy chair. It has been a great comfort to me on the voyage, when sitting on deck." {4MR 43.2}

 

"November 26 was Ellen White’s seventy-sixth birthday. A dozen of her old friends came down from the Sanitarium to spend a pleasant hour celebrating, but such experiences reminded her that her years were running out and she must hasten on with her literary work." {5BIO 309.2}

 

Her Seventy-Eighth Birthday
Sunday, November 26, was Ellen White’s seventy-eighth birthday, but under the pressure of work she had forgotten this. Late in the morning she took a carriage ride. When she returned, she was greeted by a house full of people and two tables prepared in the dining room. {6BIO 53.6}
“I had been so busy,” she wrote to Edson, “that I had not thought of its being my birthday, and I was, as Brother Starr used to say, ‘plumb surprised’ to find such a large gathering.”—Letter 321, 1905. {6BIO 54.1}


The surprise dinner had been prepared by Sarah Peck and Mrs. S. H. King, Ellen White’s new housekeeper. Dores and Ella were there, May and her three children, Grace and the twins, Mrs. King’s 10-year-old niece, and the Elmshaven office staff. Only Willie and Mabel were missing—Mabel working at Paradise Valley and her father at College View, Nebraska, attending the Fall Council of the General Conference Committee. {6BIO 54.2}


“We partook of a nicely prepared meal,” Ellen White wrote, “after which we went into the parlor, and engaged in a season of prayer, and sang a few hymns. The Lord came graciously near to us as we offered up hearty thanksgiving to God for His goodness and mercy to us all.”— Ibid. {6BIO 54.3}

 

"Sister Ings at the Sanitarium sent down flowers, and there was another bouquet from St. Helena. Mrs. King gave her a silver-plated water pitcher, “just such a one as I had been thinking of purchasing” (Letter 321, 1905). {6BIO 55.3}


In writing of the surprise birthday party she took occasion to praise her new housekeeper, who had come from Healdsburg College where she served as matron, to take the place of Mrs. M. J. Nelson. The latter had left to continue her nurse’s training." {6BIO 55.4}

 

"On Thanksgiving Day, November 26, Ellen White reached her eighty-seventh birthday. She was not very strong, and Crisler could go over only three pages with her. She was the recipient of one birthday present, which some days before had come from Mrs. F. H. DeVinney, who was working with her husband in Japan. It was a warm knitted vest to be worn on cold days, known as a “hug-me-tight.” When Ellen White tried it on, she showed that she had not lost her sense of humor. She told Dores Robinson to thank Sister DeVinney for the gift, but to tell her “that there is a great deal more to Sister White than some people thought”—D. E. Robinson to WCW, November 3, 1914. {6BIO 412.1}

 

See the following documents:

 

http://omega77.tripod.com/egwpentecostharvestfeast.htm

 

http://omega77.tripod.com/reformandfanaticism.htm

 

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