There are many Seventh-day Adventists who sincerely believe
that it would require another prophet to inform them if and when the SDA
church has reached such a state of Omega Apostasy that separation from
the church is necessary. Most professing Seventh-day Adventists are
totally unaware of the many conditional statements by Ellen White
involving when to separate from the SDA church and any church. Here are
some of the more poignant of those statements:
"When those who are
uniting with the world, yet claiming great purity, plead for union with
those who have ever been the opposers of the cause of truth we should
FEAR AND SHUN THEM as decidedly as did Nehemiah. Such counsel is prompted
by the enemy of all good. It is the speech of timeservers, and should be
resisted as resolutely today as then. Whatever influence would tend to
unsettle the faith o God's people in His guiding power, should be
steadfastly withstood." E.G. White, Prophets and Kings, 660.
connection with infidels and unbelievers which would identify us with
them is FORBIDDEN BY THE WORD. We are to come out from them and be
SEPARATE. IN NO CASE are we to link ourselves with them in their plans or
work." E.G. White, Fundamentals o Christian Education, 482.
OUR COMMENTARY: Uniting with the other churches by
any connection which would identify us with them is the same as uniting
with the world, because Early Writings, 273, says that the
fallen churches are indistinguishable from the world. SDA ecumenical
linkage by MEMBERSHIP and "WORKING RELATIONSHIP" with the World
Council of Churches, its subsidiary National Councils of Churches, and
local Ministerial Associations, is strictly forbidden by the Word of God.
Beware, all who do so knowingly will be "broken in pieces."
Isaiah 8:9-12, and Ezekiel 9:2, see marginal reference for the words
"slaughtering weapon" in verse two. The margin says "a
weapon of His breaking in pieces."
Every Member of
the Seventh-day Adventist Church is Corporately Responsible
The Achan principle in Scripture, as well as the
"one body in Christ principle, and Ellen White, make it clear that
every member of a church organization is responsible for the actions of
the church they support. Were this not true, separation from Rome and the
fallen Protestant churches would never have been necessary! The very
existence of the SDA church would be a heretical blasphemy.
Here are a few of Ellen White's statements on corporate responsibility:
"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, responsible for the sins existing in individuals among
them" Testimonies, vol. 3, 269.
"I was shown that the pointed testimony must
live in the church. This alone will answer to the message to the
Laodiceans. Wrongs must be reproved, sin must be called sin, and iniquity
must be met promptly and decidedly, and put away from us AS A
PEOPLE." Testimonies, vol. 3, 260.
"Should a case like Achan's be among us, there
are many who would accuse those who might act the part of Joshua in
searching out the wrong, of having a wicked, faultfinding spirit...God's
displeasure is upon His people, and He will not manifest His power in the
midst of them while sins exist among them and are FOSTERED BY THOSE IN
RESPONSIBLE POSITIONS." Testimonies, vol. 3, 270.
Ecumenical linkage to fallen Babylon has been engaged
by THOSE IN RESPONSIBLE POSITIONS in the professing SDA church. Every member who is aware of this
UNPARDONABLE ACT OF APOSTASY is corporately responsible for it if he/she
remains a member of the church after being apprised of such violation on
the part of the corporate church. See our section on the ecumenical
involvement of the SDA church to further apprise yourself of this serious
apostasy which "removes the eyes and feet from off the Midnight Cry
Lighted Path, after which it is impossible to get back on the path
according to Scripture and Ellen White.
The Midnight Cry
Light Called us Out From the Fallen Churches and to Remove our Eyes From
that Light and Step off the Midnight Cry Lighted Path is Unpardonable Sin
"While praying at the family altar, the Holy
Ghost fell on me, and I seemed to be rising higher and higher, far above
the dark world. I turned to look for the Advent people in the world, but
could not find them--when a voice said to me, 'Look again, and look a
little higher.' At this I raised my eyes and saw a straight and narrow
path cast up high above the world. On this path the Advent people were
travelling to the City, which was at the farther end of the path. They
had a bright light set up behind them at the first end of the path, which
an angel told me was the Midnight Cry. This light shone all along the path,
and gave light for their feet so they might not stumble. And if they kept
their eyes fixed on Jesus, who was just before them, leading them to the
City, they were safe. But soon some grew weary, and they said the City
was a great way of, and they expected to have entered it before. Then
Jesus would encourage them by raising his glorious right arm, and from
his arm came a glorious light which waved over the Advent band, and they
shouted Hallelujah! Others rashly denied the light behind them, and
said that it was not God that had led them out so far. The light behind
them went out leaving their feet in perfect darkness, and they stumbled
and got their eyes off the mark and lost sight of Jesus, and fell off the
path down in the dark and wicked world below. It was just as impossible
for them to get on the path again and go to the City, as all the wicked
world which God had rejected. They fell all the way along the path one
after another, until we heard the voice of God like many waters, which
gave us the day and hour of Jesus' coming....
By this time the 144,000 were all sealed and perfectly united. On their
foreheads was written, God, New Jerusalem, and a glorious Star containing
Jesus' new name." E.G. White, Word to the Little Flock, p.
OUR COMMENTARY: The Midnight Cry of Matthew 25,
called people out of the fallen churches. All who ever hear and
understand the Midnight Cry, and thereafter take their eyes off the path
lighted by that cry, by re-joining the fallen churches they were called
out of by membership or confederacy in ASSOCIATION, COUNSEL AND/OR
COUNCIL, GIRDING, OR LINKING WITH THEM IN ANY WAY WHICH WOULD IDENTIFY US
WITH THEM, FALL OFF THE PATH AND IT IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR THEM TO GET ON THE
PATH AGAIN, WHICH IMPLIES SHUT DOOR UNPARDONABLE SIN! God's Word implies
the same unpardonableness for such offense in Isaiah 8:9-20, and
Revelation 14:9, 10. This is how the professing SDA church has
committed corporate unpardonable sin. This is why
Ellen White says that another literal manifestation of Ezekiel 9 will
destroy SDA churches around the world. This is why the destroying
angel of Ezekiel 9 begins at "His Sanctuary," the SDA churches,
Testimonies, vol. 5, 211.
All this is what Ellen White really meant by
"shut door!" Those who have committed this unpardonable sin
have grossly perverted her meaning. This is a most serious consideration
every SDA should weigh heavily before he/she determines to enter
ecumenical relationship with and/or join any of the fallen churches.
How do we Prove Absolutely That the Above Statement
Did Not Ever Imply a Shut Door on Everyone But Confirmed Adventists? We
simply point Ellen White's adversaries to the following words from the
"The living saints, 144,000 in number, knew and
understood the voice, while the wicked thought it was thunder and an
By this time the 144,000 were all sealed and perfectly united."
Neither Ellen White nor any who followed her from
1844 on, ever thought that faithful Adventists numbered 144,000 from
1844-1849, which is timeframe that Ellen White's critics say she taught a
"shut door" by her above statement! There were only a few
hundred SDA’s by 1849! Ellen White was speaking of a time when 144,000
saints would be perfectly united on the truth. That time never existed
even up to the time of her death, and it is questionable if that number
of SDA’s are perfectly united even to this day!
Also, Ellen White said that they fell all along the path till the end of
time. This is speaking specifically (in context) of those who had once
heard and obeyed the Midnight Cry light.
Statements Related to When to Separate From Any Church Organization
"There can be no unity between truth and error.
We can unite (join) with those who have been led into deception only when
they are converted." E.G. White, The Upward Look, p. 88.
"I saw that decided efforts should be made to
show those who are unchristian in life their wrongs, and if they do not reform,
they should be separated from the precious and holy, that God may have a
clean and pure people that He can delight in. Dishonor Him not by linking
or uniting the clean with the unclean." Testimonies, vol. 1,
they persisted in their rejection of the gospel the apostle [Paul] ceased
to preach in the synagogue." E.G. White, Acts of the Apostles, p.