Righteousness by Faith and a Peace Which Passeth All Understanding

Phl 4:7   And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Gal 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

Eph 5:9 (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)

“Those who are without God’s protection will find no safety in any place or position. Human agents are being trained and are using their inventive power to put in operation the most powerful machinery to wound and to kill."{8T 49.3}

While at Loma Linda, California, April 16, 1906, there passed before me a most wonderful representation. During a vision of the night, I stood on an eminence, from which I could see houses shaken like a reed in the wind. Buildings, great and small, were falling to the ground. Pleasure resorts, theaters, hotels, and the homes of the wealthy were shaken and shattered. Many lives were blotted out of existence, and the air was filled with the shrieks of the injured and the terrified. {Ev 28.1}

The destroying angels of God were at work. One touch, and buildings so thoroughly constructed that men regarded them as secure against every danger, quickly became heaps of rubbish. There was no assurance of safety in any place. I did not feel in any special peril, but the awfulness of the scenes that passed before me I cannot find words to describe. It seemed that the forbearance of God was exhausted, and that the judgment day had come. {Ev 28.2}

Phl 4:7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

What a wonderful promise from God, that during the worst time of trouble ever to come upon this earth, we may have the peace of God that passeth all understanding and keep our hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. All by obedience which we owe to our creator and Saviour anyway that the horrors of sin may never break out again.

1Jo 2:5 But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.

 

God’s Problem in the Great Controversy With Satan over Sin

We humans sometimes become so involved with our day to day problems that we forget or never consider that Jesus Christ, as God, has a huge problem in regard to the Great Controversy between Himself and Satan. Jesus has the huge problem that He must ensure that sin never breaks out again. And His task cannot involve force in any way. God’s Kingdom is based on self-sacrificing love, and love cannot be forced. Man needs to be so convinced of Christ’s love for them in offering the soul of His life, His Holy Spirit for them while they were yet sinners, that they come to love Him so totally in all their strength, power, heart, soul and mind, that they cannot sin against Him, so as to crucify Him afresh.  This is the only basis on which sin will never break out again.

God Almighty raised up His Son Jesus to bless us by sacrificing His Holy Spirit, the soul of His life, as an empowering gift to turn every one from his iniquities.

Act 3:26 “Unto you first God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from your sins.” (and this includes empowerment of the Holy Spirit.)

Another huge problem Jesus has is determining who is safe to save. This problem must be solved by love as well. Jesus said, “if ye love me keep my commandments,” our love in keeping His commandments must be so strong and sure, that HE will know we are safe to save; that we would not be the cause of sin breaking out again. And HE knows how much we love him, by our loving Him so much, we receive the gift of His Holy Spirit Soul of His life, as empowerment to overcome sin. So Jesus does not leave it all to us. He gives us the very Holy Spirit Soul of His life as empowerment against all known sin. Thus, we have no excuse for weakness and committing of known sin. We have proffered to us the highest good, crowning gift that heaven can bestow, and if that will not work on any individual, he/she will not be safe to save.

"Christ declared that after his ascension, he would send to his church, as his crowning gift, the Comforter, who was to take his place. This Comforter is the Holy Spirit,--the soul of his life, the efficacy of his church, the light and life of the world. With his Spirit Christ sends a reconciling influence and a power that takes away sin.

In the gift of the Spirit [HIS LIFE--THE SOUL OF HIS LIFE], Jesus gave to man the highest good that heaven could bestow....

The Spirit was given as a regenerating agency, and without this the sacrifice of Christ would have been of no avail....

It is by the Spirit that the heart is made pure. Through the Spirit the believer becomes a partaker of the divine nature. Christ has given his Spirit as a divine power to overcome all hereditary and cultivated tendencies to evil, and to impress his own character upon the church." E.G. White, Review and Herald Articles, May 19, 1904, vol. 5, p. 42.

“Christ had stooped to take upon Himself man’s nature; He was to bear an infinite weight of woe as He should make His soul an offering for sin; yet angels desire that even in His humiliation the Son of the Highest might appear before men with a dignity and glory befitting His character.” E.G. White, The Great Controversy, pp. 313, 314.

I was shown that it is also the task of Elijah to turn the love of God’s subjects to Christ and the Father:

Mal 3:1 ¶ Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts. 

 

 Mal 3:2   But 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: 

 

 Mal 3:3   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.

As John the Baptist prepared a bride for Christ, Desire of Ages, 179, so Elijah will aid in preparing the bride of Christ by inspiring her to love Jesus so much that she will cease all sin that crucifies Him afresh.

 

 Mal 3:4   Then shall the offering of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant unto the LORD, as in the days of old, and as in former years. 

 

 Mal 3:5   And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me, saith the LORD of hosts. 

 Mal 3:6   For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed. 

 Mal 3:7   Even from the days of your fathers ye are gone away from mine ordinances, and have not kept them. Return unto me, and I will return unto you, saith the LORD of hosts. But ye said, Wherein shall we return? 

 Mal 3:8   Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings. 

 Mal 3:9   Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation. 

 Mal 3:10   Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it. 

 Mal 3:11   And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the LORD of hosts. 

 Mal 3:12   And all nations shall call you blessed: for ye shall be a delightsome land, saith the LORD of hosts.  \

 Mal 3:13   Your words have been stout against me, saith the LORD. Yet ye say, What have we spoken so much against thee? 

 Mal 3:14   Ye have said, It is vain to serve God: and what profit is it that we have kept his ordinance, and that we have walked mournfully before the LORD of hosts?

 Mal 3:15   And now we call the proud happy; yea, they that work wickedness are set up; yea, they that tempt God are even delivered. 

 Mal 3:16   Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name. 

 Mal 3:17   And they shall be mine, saith the LORD of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him. 

 Mal 3:18   Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not.

When Christ returns, it will be apparent as to who has loved Him sufficiently to put away all known sin. But in bountiful mercy, He has given us His Holy Spirit to achieve the task. He has not left us helpless. Praise Jesus for the wonderful gift of His Holy Spirit and cherish it every moment of every day. The Holy Spirit is the life of His soul which He sacrificed for us.

"Christ declared that after his ascension, he would send to his church, as his crowning gift, the Comforter, who was to take his place. This Comforter is the Holy Spirit,--the soul of his life, the efficacy of his church, the light and life of the world. With his Spirit Christ sends a reconciling influence and a power that takes away sin.

In the gift of the Spirit [HIS LIFE--THE SOUL OF HIS LIFE], Jesus gave to man the highest good that heaven could bestow....

The Spirit was given as a regenerating agency, and without this the sacrifice of Christ would have been of no avail....

It is by the Spirit that the heart is made pure. Through the Spirit the believer becomes a partaker of the divine nature. Christ has given his Spirit as a divine power to overcome all hereditary and cultivated tendencies to evil, and to impress his own character upon the church." E.G. White, Review and Herald Articles, May 19, 1904, vol. 5, p. 42.

“Christ had stooped to take upon Himself man’s nature; He was to bear an infinite weight of woe as He should make His soul an offering for sin; yet angels desire that even in His humiliation the Son of the Highest might appear before men with a dignity and glory befitting His character.” E.G. White, The Great Controversy, pp. 313, 314.

Prayerfully, you can begin to understand how a true knowledge of the Godhead, and the full sacrifice Jesus made for us, is essential to overcoming sin. So praise God that you have that knowledge and never take it for granted.

Jhn 15:13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

The Fight OvrtCORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY for the Apostasy,

The SDA church has a history of having problems with corporate responsibility, even though its principles have been clearly stated by its prophetess, Ellen G. White, to wit: Ever since Elders Donald K. Short and Robert J. Wieland presented a study that the church was corporately responsible for its rejection of Righteousness by faith in 1888, church leaders have seemed to hate the principle of corporate responsibility as advanced by Ellen G. White and the Bible

I know SDA supporters of Walter Veigh who recommended him to me years ago, who stated decades ago that Ellen White was dead wrong

On Corporate responsibility they are still on a tirade over corporate responsibility. They say the following cclear statement is of the devil. When I remind them that that is tantamount to calling Ellen White a devil, they retort saying only my interpretation of the statement is of the devil. I don’t think the statement needs any interpretation it is so clear. It should be taken just as it reads, and Ellen White said those who won’t take truth ‘JUST AS IT READS” will be taken in a snare:

 

"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 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}

 

"Christ has plainly taught that those who persist in open sin must be separated from the church, but He has not committed to us the work of judging character and motive.  He knows our nature too well to entrust this work to us.  Should we try to uproot from the church those whom we suppose to be spurious Christians, we should be sure to make mistakes.  Often we regard as hopeless subjects the very one whom Christ is drawing to Himself, it would perhaps extinguish their last hope.  Many who think themselves Christians will at last be found wanting.  Many will be in heaven who their neighbors supposed would never enter there.  Man judges from appearance, but God judges the heart.  The tares and the wheat are to grow together until the harvest; and the harvest is the end of probationary time." COL 71. 

 

“The children were not condemned for the sins of the parents; but when, with a knowledge of all the light given to their parents, the children rejected the additional light granted to themselves, they became partakers of the parents' sins, and filled up the measure of their iniquity.” The Great Controversy, p. 28.

 

Mat 23:35 That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar.

 

"The headquarters of our church, affect the whole body of believers. If the physical heart is healthy, the blood that is sent from it through the system is also healthy; but if this fountain is impure, the whole organism becomes diseased by the poison of the vital fluid. So it is with us. If the heart of the work becomes corrupt, the whole church, in its various branches and interests, scattered abroad over the face of the earth, suffers in consequence." Testimonies, vol. 4, p. 210.

 

In our largest churches the greatest evils exist, because these have had the greatest light. They have not a true knowledge of God, and of Jesus Christ whom he has sent. The leaven of unbelief is working, and unless these evils which bring the displeasure of God are corrected in its members, the whole church stands accountable for them. The deep movings of the Spirit of God are not with them; the glorious presence of the King of saints, and his power to cleanse from all moral defilement, are not manifest among them. Many come to the assembly as worshipers, like the door upon its hinges. They understand not the true application of the Scriptures, nor the power of God. They have eyes, but they see not; ears have they, but they hear not; they continue in their evil ways, yet regard themselves as the privileged, obedient people who are doers of the word. A carnal security and ease in Zion prevail. Peace, peace, is sounded in her borders, when God has not spoken peace. They have forfeited the terms of peace; there is reason for an alarm to be sounded in all "my holy mountain." The sinners in Zion should be afraid, in a time when they do not expect it, sudden destruction will surely come upon all who are at ease.” {RH, December 23, 1890 par. 10}

 

Ted Wilson on Corporate Responsibility for the Church praying for and receiving the Holy Spirit: If the church is corporately responsible for that, it is corporately responsible for the reason (apostasy) the church does not receive the Holy Spirit

 

Ted N. C. Wilson on Corporate Responsibility

 

·       Corporate responsibility for praying for the Holy Spirit:  Elder Ted Wilson CORRECTLY stated in his General Conference Sabbath Sermon – July 3, 2010, that the church is corporately responsible for praying for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. You may hear and/or read the entire sermon at this link. Search the text for the word CORPORATELY. http://www.steps.org.au/page/go-forward-Ted-NC-Wilson.html

·       Ted Wilson’s Statement: “It depends on whether or not we are ready to humbly ask for revival and reformation in our lives personally and corporately as a church which will lead to the outpouring of the Holy Spirit in the latter rain.”

·       If the church is corporately responsible for the Holy Spirit’s outpouring of the Latter Rain upon the SDA church, then the church is corporately responsible for the apostasy that precludes that outpouring.

·       In the last typical literal fulfillment of Ezekiel 9, no “holy spirit rain” fell upon apostate Israel, Ezekiel 22:24. So it won’t fall in the antitypical fulfillment upon the apostate SDA church militant (wheat and tare co-ed church).

Eze 22:19   Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because ye are all become dross, behold, therefore I will gather you into the midst of Jerusalem. 

 

 Eze 22:20   As they gather silver, and brass, and iron, and lead, and tin, into the midst of the furnace, to blow the fire upon it, to melt it; so will I gather you in mine anger and in my fury, and I will leave you there, and melt you. 

 

 

 Eze 22:21   Yea, I will gather you, and blow upon you in the fire of my wrath, and ye shall be melted in the midst thereof. 

 Eze 22:22   As silver is melted in the midst of the furnace, so shall ye be melted in the midst thereof; and ye shall know that I the LORD have poured out my fury upon you. 

 Eze 22:23 ¶ And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 

 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. 

 Eze 22:31   Therefore have I poured out mine indignation upon them; I have consumed them with the fire of my wrath: their own way have I recompensed upon their heads, saith the Lord GOD. 

Corporate responsibility is stressed by the Holy Spirit gift through Ellen White:

 

"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 sins existing in individuals among them." Testimonies, vol. 3, p.

269.

Corporate Responsibility as clearly taught in the Bible Thw folloqinf principle applies to every watchmen and every Christian is supposed to be a watchman:

 

Eze 3:17   Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me. 

 

 Eze 3:18   When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand. 

 

 Eze 3:19   Yet if thou warn the wicked, and he turn not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul. 

 

 Eze 3:20 ¶ Again, When a righteous man doth turn from his righteousness, and commit iniquity, and I lay a stumblingblock before him, he shall die: because thou hast not given him warning, he shall die in his sin, and his righteousness which he hath done shall not be remembered; but his blood will I require at thine hand. 

 

 Eze 3:21   Nevertheless if thou warn the righteous man, that the righteous sin not, and he doth not sin, he shall surely live, because he is warned; also thou hast delivered thy soul.

Same Responsibility as Ezekiel

 

“So far as his opportunities extend, every one who has received the light of truth is under the same solemn and fearful responsibility as was the prophet of Israel, to whom the word of the Lord came, saying: "Son of man, I have set thee a watchman unto the house of Israel; therefore thou shalt hear the word at my mouth, and warn them from me.  When I say unto the wicked, O wicked man surely die; if thou dost not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand.  Nevertheless, if thou warn the wicked of his way to turn from it; if he do not turn from his way, he shall die in his iniquity, but thou has delivered thy soul.”  Eze 33:7-9.  The Great Controversy,  p. 459.

 

The most obvious teaching of Corporate responsibility in the Bible is that the church is part of the corporate BODY of Jesus Christ. If that body included sinners, then Christ would be polluted with the sin of His bride.

 

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

 

"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 ministers of the church get a good salary and perks to do their job. But obviously, when they fail to do their job, like NEVER AGAIN showing the House of Jacob its sins, we become responsible for supporting such spiritual direlicts:

 

 

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Ellen White spoke of a time when there will be no assurance of safety in any place. She said that God is withdrawing His Holy Spirit from the earth, and that things are going to get continuously worse as time moves forward. While the prospects of the future seem dim, God has provided us with a most wonderful assurance of peace that passeth all understanding, that which will keep our hearts and minds through the empowerment of the Holy Spirit of Christ Jesus. But the only way we can receive the protection that peace affords is by living according to God’s standards of Righteousness by faith obedience to His commandments. That is His test for our love for Him and the brethren.

As long as we are living within the hedge of God’s protection, which is a life of obedience (righteousness by faith), we can be assured of protection from the many wiles of Satan as God removes His Holy Spirit from this earth.

God’s Protection Versus trying to protect self

It is interesting that God told Israel that if they had not chosen to use the sword, He would have driven out their enemies with hornets:

Exo 23:28   And I will send hornets before thee, which shall drive out the Hivite, the Canaanite, and the Hittite, from before thee. 

“Satan Fears God’s People Praying for the Holy Spirit—There is nothing that Satan fears so much as that the people of God shall clear the way by removing every hindrance, so that the Lord can pour out His Spirit upon a languishing church and an impenitent congregation. If Satan had his way, there would never be another awakening, great or small, to the end of time. But we are not ignorant of his devices. It is possible to resist his power. When the way is prepared for the Spirit of God, the blessing will come. Satan can no more hinder a shower of blessing from descending upon God’s people than he can close the windows of heaven that rain cannot come upon the earth. Wicked men and devils cannot hinder the work of God, or shut out His presence from the assemblies of His people, if they will, with subdued, contrite hearts, confess and put away their sins, and in faith claim His promises.—(Selected Messages 1:124.) {Pr 120.2} Will that happen. Will the Holy Spirit ”rain” fall upon the apostate SDA church? In considering this question, it is important to remember that Ellen  White said that Ezekiel 9 will be literally fulfilled in the SDA church. Study Ezekiel 9  "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.

 

A key word in the above statement is the word literally fulfilled Since Ezekiel 9 will be LITERALLY FULFILLED, we can go back and see what happened in the literal fulfillment of Ezekiel 9 in its literal fulfillment upon the Jews.

Son of man, say unto her, Thou art the land that is not cleansed, nor rained upon in the day of indignation.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 22:24, 25

The land that is not cleansed in Ezekiel 22 and NOT HOLY SPIRIT rained upon in the type, was apostate Israel and it is the SDA church in the antitypical fulfillment.

“The ruin of Jerusalem was a symbol of the final ruin that shall overwhelm the world. The prophecies that received a partial fulfillment in the overthrow of Jerusalem have a more direct application to the last days. We are now standing on the threshold of great and solemn events. A crisis is before us, such as the world has never witnessed. ” Thoughts From the Mount of Blessing, pp. 120, 121.

 

The ruin BEGINS AT HIS SANCTUARY, HIS CHURCH, Testimonies, Vol. 5, p. 211. “The church has turned back from following Christ her Leader and is steadily retreating toward Egypt. Yet few are alarmed or astonished at their want of spiritual power. Doubt and even disbelief of the testimonies of the Spirit of God, is leavening our churches everywhere. Satan would have it thus.” Testimonies, vol. 5, 217; see also ibid., 211; ibid., vol. 1, 608–609; ibid., vol. 9, 164; Gospel Workers, 14–15Begin at My Sanctuary -- "Here we see that the church--the Lord's sanctuary—was 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.     Egypt -- “The church has turned back from following Christ her Leader and is steadily retreating toward Egypt. Yet few are alarmed or astonished at their want of spiritual power. Doubt and even disbelief of the testimonies of the Spirit of God, is leavening our churches everywhere. Satan would have it thus.” Testimonies, vol. 5, 217; see also ibid., 211; ibid., vol. 1, 608–609; ibid., vol. 9, 164; Gospel Workers, 14–15Begin 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, 21      “The time will soon come when the prophecy of Ezekiel 9 will be fulfilled; that prophecy should be carefully studied, for it will be fulfilled to the very letter.”— Ellen G. White 1888 Materials, p. 1303The Signs of the Times, February 12, 1880:  “The desolation of Jerusalem stands as a solemn warning before the eyes of modern Israel.”  In Ezekiel 22:24“The desolation of Jerusalem in the days of Jeremiah is a solemn warning to modern Israel, that the counsels and admonitions given them through chosen instrumentalities cannot be disregarded with impunity.”  Prophets and Kings, 416.         Eze 22:24Ezekiel 22:24  says that no rain (No holy Spirit was poured out upon apostate Israel nor was she cleansed of her apostasy. God had given her 490 years to repent, Daniel 9, and she did not do so. The 490 years ended with the stoning of Stephen in A.D. 34.

The following words imply CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY; that it is because of the direlection of the dumb dog watchmen, failing to bark, that the just vengeance of God is manifest upon the church, so that Men, maidens and little children all perish together. This is exactly what happened in A.D. 70, and Ellen White said it will literally occur again. A literal fulfillment of Ezekiel 9, that is.

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."

Question: Will those who financially support the direlection of the dumb dog watchmen, be corporately responsible for their neglect to BARK Walter Veith never barks. Will his supporters be held dcorporately responsible for his neglect. He and all leaders hate the subject of corporate responsibility because of this serious truth.

The ruin BEGINS AT HIS SANCTUARY, HIS CHURCH, Testimonies, Vol. 5, p. 211. “The church has turned back from following Christ her Leader and is steadily retreating toward Egypt. Yet few are alarmed or astonished at their want of spiritual power. Doubt and even disbelief of the testimonies of the Spirit of God, is leavening our churches everywhere. Satan would have it thus.” Testimonies, vol. 5, 217; see also ibid., 211; ibid., vol. 1, 608–609; ibid., vol. 9, 164; Gospel Workers, 14–15Begin at My Sanctuary -- "Here we see that the church--the Lord's sanctuary—was 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.     Egypt -- “The church has turned back from following Christ her Leader and is steadily retreating toward Egypt. Yet few are alarmed or astonished at their want of spiritual power. Doubt and even disbelief of the testimonies of the Spirit of God, is leavening our churches everywhere. Satan would have it thus.” Testimonies, vol. 5, 217; see also ibid., 211; ibid., vol. 1, 608–609; ibid., vol. 9, 164; Gospel Workers, 14–15Begin 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, 21      “The time will soon come when the prophecy of Ezekiel 9 will be fulfilled; that prophecy should be carefully studied, for it will be fulfilled to the very letter.”— Ellen G. White 1888 Materials, p. 1303The Signs of the Times, February 12, 1880:  “The desolation of Jerusalem stands as a solemn warning before the eyes of modern Israel.”  In Ezekiel 22:24“The desolation of Jerusalem in the days of Jeremiah is a solemn warning to modern Israel, that the counsels and admonitions given them through chosen instrumentalities cannot be disregarded with impunity.”  Prophets and Kings, 416.         Eze 22:24Ezekiel 22:24  says that no rain (No holy Spirit was poured out upon apostate Israeal nor was she cleasnsed of her apostasy. God had given her 490 years to repent, Daniel 9, and she did not do so. The 490 years ended with the stoning of Stephen in A.D. 34.

IF leaders like Walter Veith BARKED, they might be fired by a chuch that refuses to admit that it is in apostasy. Any leader who will NOT admit to the apostasy AND BARK, is corporately responsible for not showing the House of Jacob its sins, so that means those who support them in their direlection are alike corporately responsible. The discerning reader will readily discern why the leaders who won’t BARK HATE this principle, and that includes Walter Veith. It is because of direlection in failing to BARK, that Ezekiel 9 is literally fulfilled. When  Ezekiel 9 begins AT THE CHURCH, what will the people do to their direlect leaders who caused Ezekiel 9. Destruction and brought it upon them. Read Great Controversy, chapter 1 1911 edition to find out.

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

Of course there are CONDITIONS to the above statement. The church must confess and put away its sins, all its apostasy and by righteousness by faith claim His promises. That is a tall order, when Laodicea thinks she is the church that goes trough, and has nothing to repent of, being rich, increased with goods, in need of NOTHING. This, combined with Ezekiel 22;24 which says spiritual Jerusalem is the land that IS NOT CLEANSED or rained upon—no outpouring of the Holy Spirit. That is why Ellen White said:

"We are not saved as a sect; no denominational name [Ship] 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, vol. 2, p. 464.

Apostasy to Wax stronger "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).

Again “not rained upon nor cleansed,” means that Israel did not repent and receive the Holy Spirit. 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}

 If Ezekiel 9 is literally fulfilled again at the SDA church, it will not be cleansed nor rained upon, NO OUTPOURING of the Holy Spirit upon the church, but upon those True Reformers who do repent, reform and, as the bride of Christ, give the Loud Cry.

How do we KNOW that we are in Christ and He is in us?

Our Characters ARE NOT changed by the resurrection: The work of transformation MUST BE DONE NOW.

To a large extent parents create the atmosphere of the home circle, and when there is disagreement between father and mother, the children partake of the same spirit. Make your home atmosphere fragrant with tender thoughtfulness. If you have become estranged and have failed to be Bible Christians, be converted; for the character you bear in probationary time will be the character you will have at the coming of Christ. If you would be a saint in heaven, you must first be a saint on earth. The traits of character you cherish in life will not be changed by death or by the resurrection. You will come up from the grave with the same disposition you manifested in your home and in society. Jesus does not change the character at His coming. The work of transformation must be done now. Our daily lives are determining our destiny.6 {AH 16.2}

 

Heb 7:25 Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.

1Jo 2:5 But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.

Deu 11:22 ¶ For if ye shall diligently keep all these commandments which I command you, to do them, to love the LORD your God, to walk in all his ways, and to cleave unto him; 

If the professed people of God in this age refuse to heed his express commands and warnings, they will be in no more favored position than was ancient Israel, when God, their salvation and defense, departed from them.  “ {ST September 2, 1880, par.

 Deu 11:23   Then will the LORD drive out all these nations from before you, and ye shall possess greater nations and mightier than yourselves.   Deu 11:24   Every place whereon the soles of your feet shall tread shall be yours: from the wilderness and Lebanon, from the river, the river Euphrates, even unto the uttermost sea shall your coast be. 

 Deu 11:25   There shall no man be able to stand before you: for the LORD your God shall lay the fear of you and the dread of you upon all the land that ye shall tread upon, as he hath said unto you. 

 Deu 11:26 ¶ Behold, I set before you this day a blessing and a curse; 

God’s protection Versus attempts to protect ourselves.

God has promised to protect us when we meet His conditions, and it is a lack of faith to attempt to protect ourselves from our enemies. God has a thousand ways of which we know not.

“Our heavenly Father has a thousand ways to provide for us, of which we know nothing.”A Thousand Ways—"Our heavenly Father has a thousand ways to provide for us of which we know nothing.” Those who accept the one principle of making the service of God supreme, will find perplexities vanish, and a plain path before their feet.—The Ministry of Healing, 481 (1905). {CM 114.1At Sinai they had been warned against idolatry. “Thou shalt not bow down to their gods, nor serve them, nor do after their works: but thou shalt utterly overthrow them, and quite break down their images.” So long as they remained obedient, God would subdue their enemies: “I will send My fear before thee, and will destroy all the people to whom thou shalt come... . And I will send hornets before thee, which shall drive out the Hivite, the Canaanite, and the Hittite, from before thee. I will not drive them out from before thee in one year; lest the land become desolate, and the beast of the field multiply against thee. By little and little I will drive them out from before thee, until thou be increased, and inherit the land... . Thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor with their gods. They shall not dwell in thy land, lest they make thee sin against Me; for if thou serve their gods, it will surely be a snare unto thee.” Exodus 23:24, 27-33. {EP 391.3}If Israel had not chosen to use the sword, God would have driven out their enemies with hornets.And I will send hornets before thee, which shall drive out the Hivite, the Canaanite, and the Hittite, from before thee. I will not drive them out from before thee in one year; lest the land become desolate, and the beast of the field multiply against thee. By little and little I will drive them out from before thee, until thou be increased, and inherit the land... . Thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor with their gods. They shall not dwell in thy land, lest they make thee sin against Me; for if thou serve their gods, it will surely be a snare unto thee.” Exodus 23:24, 27-33. {EP

 

 Deu 11:27   A blessing, if ye obey the commandments of the LORD your God, which I command you this day: 

 

 

 Deu 11:28   And a curse, if ye will not obey the commandments of the LORD your God, but turn aside out of the way which I command you this day, to go after other gods, which ye have not known. 

 

 

 Deu 11:29   And it shall come to pass, when the LORD thy God hath brought thee in unto the land whither thou goest to possess it, that thou shalt put the blessing upon mount Gerizim, and the curse upon mount Ebal. 

 

 

The broken ranks will be filled up by those represented by Christ as coming in at the eleventh hour. There are many with whom the Spirit of God is striving. The time of God's destructive judgments is the time of mercy for those who [now] have no opportunity to learn what is truth. Tenderly will the Lord look upon them. His heart of mercy is touched, His hand is still stretched out to save, while the door is closed to those who would not enter. Large numbers will be admitted who in these last days hear the truth for the first time.--Letter 103, 1903. {LDE 182.2}

 

God’s destructive judgments are slated to come in an effort to awaken any who will be awakened, AND HAVE HAD NO OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN WHAT IS TRUTH, while the door is closed to those who would not enter; for those who knew the truth but would not respond by obeying God. This will be a most serious and solemn time. I pray that YOU, dear reader will be ready to be protected during that time of judments by being obedient to God’s commandments NOW and forevermore. This is our only hope to escape terrible judgments and to be saved. But eternal life is worth it all friends. Let’s not sell out for any less by imbibing any of the foolish temptations of Satan designed to cheat us out of eternal life. He is seeking whom he may devour.

 

Character Not Changed at the Second Coming

 

1Pe 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.

 

This earth is our proving ground, proving who is safe to save or not. This is a most serious fact of truth. Ellen White says that the characters we form now are for eternity and that character will not be changed.

 

Heb 7:25 Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.

 

Sins That are not Generally Recognized as Sin

 

One of the most insidious deceptions of Satan is to catch us up in sins that are not generally recognized as sin. A classic example of this sin in the church is the consumption of coffee and tea.  Ellen White, the voice of the Holy Spirit to the church said that Coffee drinking is a sin.

 

Use Inimical to Spiritual Life—Tea and coffee drinking is a sin, an injurious indulgence, which, like other evils, injures the soul. These darling idols create an excitement, a morbid action of the nervous system.—Counsels on Diet and Foods, 425. {Te 80.1}

 

Destructive Narcotics—All should bear a clear testimony against tea and coffee, never using them. They are narcotics, injurious alike to the brain and to the other organs of the body.—Counsels on Diet and Foods, 430{Te 79.3}

Destroys Temple of God—The drunkard sells his reason for a cup of poison. Satan takes control of his reason, affections, conscience. Such a man is destroying the temple of God. Tea drinking helps to do this same work. Yet how many there are who place these destroying agencies on their tables, thereby quenching the divine attributes.—Manuscript 130, 1899{Te 79.4}

 

If you are even tempted to think Ellen White has gone over the top in the above statement, buy the book entitled Caffeine Blues by Stephen Cherniske, M.S. Every page of this book will shock and rock you!!!!!! If you are even a casual coffee drinker, you need the book like you need your next breath of air!!!!!!! to discover how coffee is injurious to every vital organ in the body, including the eyes, contributing to optical macular degeneration. Read just two or three sections in this well researched book, and you won’t question Ellen White in the least on this issue. Yet some SDA churches are serving coffee and donuts in the sacred sanctuary. SDA universities have coffee houses, such as The Grind at PUC. You pay high tuition to have your offspring become addicted to coffee, which Ellen White says is a sin.

 

Coffee beans are the most highly sprayed crop, so in addition to injurious caffeine, you get dangerous pesticides, which damage the organs as well. We cannot expect God to keep us in health when we are partaking of substances that He has warned us from in the Holy Spirit gift to the church. Some of the implications creep up on us unawares, like optical macular degeneration of the eyes. Better wake up friends and heed the blessings we have inherited through the gift of the Holy Spirit of prophecy to the church.

 

“Because of imprudence in eating, the senses of some seem to be paralyzed, and they are sluggish and sleepy. These pale-faced ministers who are suffering in consequence of selfish indulgence of the appetite, are no recommendation of health reform. When suffering from overwork, it would be much better to drop out a meal occasionally, and thus give nature a chance to rally. Our laborers could do more by their example to advance health reform than by preaching it. When elaborate preparations are made for them by well-meaning friends, they are strongly tempted to disregard principle; but by refusing the dainty dishes, the rich condiments, the tea and coffee, they may prove themselves to be true, practical health reformers. Some are now suffering in consequence of transgressing the laws of life, thus causing a stigma to rest on the cause of health reform. Excessive indulgence in eating, drinking, sleeping, or seeing, is sin.—Testimonies for the Church 4:416. {GW92 253.1}

 

"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.

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.

 

If the bad leave that church, why does Ezekiel 9 begin there?

Why did Ellen White prophesy that the church militant (SDA wheat and tare co-ed apostate church) would refuse the conditions so God’s promises will not be fulfilled to that church?

prolepsis

Origin

pro·lep·sis

/proʊˈlɛpsɪs/ Show Spelled[proh-lep-sis] Show IPA

noun, plural pro·lep·ses /-siz/ Show Spelled[-seez] Show IPA.

1. Rhetoric . the anticipation of possible objections in order to answer them in advance.

2. the assigning of a person, event, etc., to a period earlier than the actual one; the representation of something in the future as if it already existed or had occurred; prochronism.

3. the use of a descriptive word in anticipation of its becoming applicable.

4. a fundamental conception or assumption in Epicureanism or Stoicism arising spontaneously in the mind without conscious reflection; thought provoked by sense perception.

5. Pathology . the return of an attack of a periodic disease or of a paroxysm before the expected time or at progressively shorter intervals.

PROLEPSIS PROPHETIC STATEMENT on the Final Fate of the SDA church by Ellen G. White:

Here is the Spirit of Prophecy prophesied prolepsis statement regarding the final fate of that once Noble Ship. This is a major LYNCHPIN to my warning message. Can you explain it away? Are you a passenger on this once NOBLE SHIP, that is about to sink to rise no more? NOTICE WHO SEPARATES FROM WHOM:

"Jesus sends HIS PEOPLE a message of warning to prepare them for his coming. To the prophet John was made known the closing work in the great plan of man's redemption. He beheld an angel flying 'in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him for the hour of his Judgment is come and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters [Rev. 14:6, 7.].

The angel represented in prophecy as delivering this message,  symbolizes a class of faithful men, who, obedient to the promptings of God's Spirit and the teachings of his word, proclaim this warning to the inhabitants of earth. This message was not to be committed to the religious leaders of the people. They had failed to preserve their connection with God, and had REFUSED THE LIGHT FROM HEAVEN therefore they WERE NOT of the number described by the apostle Paul: 'But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day we are not of the night nor of darkness' [1 Thess. 5:4, 5]. 

The watchmen upon the walls of Zion should be the first to catch the tidings of the Saviour's advent, the first to lift their voices to proclaim him near, the first to warn the people to prepare for his coming. But they were at ease, dreaming of peace and safety, while the people were asleep in their sins. Jesus saw HIS CHURCH, like the barren fig-tree, covered with pretentious leaves, yet destitute of precious fruit. There was a boastful observance of the forms of religion, while the spirit of true humility, penitence and faith--which alone could render the service acceptable to God--was lacking. Instead of the graces of the Spirit, there were manifested pride, formalism, vainglory, selfishness, oppression. A BACKSLIDING CHURCH closed their eyes to the signs of the times. God did nor forsake them, or suffer his faithfulness to fail but they departed from him, and SEPARATED THEMSELVES from his love. As they REFUSED TO COMPLY WITH THE CONDITIONS, his promises were NOT FULFILLED to them."  E.G. White, The Spirit of Prophecy, Vol. 4, pp. 199-200 [The 1884 edition of The Great Controversy, 199, 200].

 Note these important delineations in the above statement:

·       What are the conditions? Obedience to the commandments             

·       Ellen White is addressing HIS PEOPLE.

·       Ellen White is addressing those to whom God committed the EVERLASTING GOSPEL of Revelation 14.

·       Ellen White is defining the angel represented in prophecy as symbolizing a class of faithful men.

·       Ellen White is saying emphatically that the final Loud Cry message is delivered NOT BY THE LEADERS OF THE SDA CHURCH, but by a class of faithful men, because the leaders had failed to preserve their connection with God and had refused light from heaven!

·       Ellen White is addressing "watchmen upon the walls of Zion," NOT FALLEN BABYLON!

·       Twice Ellen White mentions HIS CHURCH, NOT FALLEN BABYLON.

·       It is the MEMBERS of said church that SEPARATE FROM GOD, AND THAT IS WHY WE HAVE TO SEPARATE FROM THEM OR BE CORPORATELY RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR APOSTASY.

·       The above reasons are why there is another coming out of a faithful remnant FROM APOSTATE JERUSALEM AS WELL AS FALLEN BABYLON.

·       Isa 37:31   And the remnant that is escaped of the house of Judah shall again take root downward, and bear fruit upward: 

·       Isa 37:32   For out of Jerusalem shall go forth a remnant, and they that escape out of mount Zion: the zeal of the LORD of hosts shall do this. 

Ellen White is addressing a BACKSLIDING CHURCH whose leaders and laity alike failed and rejected light from heaven and who refused to comply with the conditions so that God's promises are not fulfilled to them. Consider the following commentary on the 1884 Great Controversy that the above statement is quoted from:

“Consider for a few moments the chapter in the first edition of Great Controversy, Volume IV, published by Pacific Press in 1884. In Chapter XXVII, ‘The Snares of Satan,’ you find that about four pages in the latter part of the chapter were omitted from the later editions of Great Controversy. These four pages are to be found in Testimonies to Ministers, pages 472 to 475. The information contained in these four pages is very valuable to Seventh-day Adventists and was very appropriately included in the first edition of Great Controversy, Volume IV, which when it was published was like the other volumes considered to be A MESSAGE ESPECIALLY TO SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTISTS, and to [all] Christian people sympathizing with them in beliefs and aims.” W. C. White, Selected Messages, Appendix C, pp. 452, 453.

In the LITERAL fulfillment of Ezekiel 9 example of apostate Israel, (A. D. 27-70) all the good left the apostate Jewish church, the Synagogue of Satan. Ezekiel 22:17-31. In the next LITERAL fulfillment of Ezekiel 9, the good leave the bad and the apostate church is destroyed:

Isa 37:31   And the remnant that is escaped of the house of Judah shall again take root downward, and bear fruit upward: 

Isa 37:32   For out of Jerusalem shall go forth a remnant, and they that escape out of mount Zion: the zeal of the LORD of hosts shall do this.

 Ellen White was referring to the final true remnant of SDA’s. The church militant is not the remnant church. Like the Jewish “chosen people” church, it was supposed to be the remnant, but like the Jewish church, it has committed abomination apostasy. So all the faithful Christians left the apostate Jewish church for Home churches and finally fled to Pella. The faithful once more will go forth OUT OF (SDA Spiritual) JERUSALEM, AS WELL AS OUT OF BABYLON, because both are apostate. Isaiah 37:31, 32 and Revelation 18:1, 2.

Isa 37:31   And the remnant that is escaped of the house of Judah shall again take root downward, and bear fruit upward: 

Isa 37:32   For out of Jerusalem shall go forth a remnant, and they that escape out of mount Zion: the zeal of the LORD of hosts shall do this.

God bless your study of the pure truth in lieu of the teachings of apostate man.

No  Difference Between the Fallen Churches and the World

 

“I saw that since the second angel proclaimed the fall of the churches, they have been growing more and more corrupt. They bear the name of being Christ's followers; yet it is impossible to distinguish them from the world. Ministers take their texts from the Word of God, but preach smooth things. To this the natural heart feels no objection. It is only the spirit and power of the truth and the salvation of Christ that are hateful to the carnal heart. There is nothing in the popular ministry that stirs the wrath of Satan, makes the sinner tremble, or applies to the heart and conscience the fearful realities of a judgment soon to come. Wicked men are generally pleased with a form of piety without true godliness, and they will aid and support such a religion.

 

Said the angel, "Nothing less than the whole armor of righteousness can enable man to overcome the powers of darkness and retain the victory over them. Satan has taken full possession of the churches as a body.” Early Writings, p. 273.

 

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

 

R William Beaulieu

 

All who teach against Corporate Responsibility, must answer to the following evidence as presented by an Andrews University Scholar.

Toward a Biblical View of Collective Responsibility for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Twenty-first Century

https://digitalcommons.andrews.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1034&context=theses

Conclusions

As this world and the professing church plunge into the midnight darkness of sin and apostasy, what greater promise could there be than the promise that we may have peace that passeth all understanding. And all we have to do is trust and obey. Christ has provided all the means by which we may obey His commandments, even the aid of His Holy Spirit empowerment given for obedience, Rom. 1;5.

Ellen White defined grace also as the Holy Spirit, to wit:

“They must have His grace, the Spirit of Christ, to help their infirmities, or they cannot form a Christian character. Jesus loves to have us come to Him, just as we are—sinful, helpless, dependent.” Faith and Works, p. 38.