Please note: The early Seventh-day Adventist Church, as confirmed by THE 2300 DAY PROPHECY OF DANIEL was a movement started and ordained by God, and God blessed this church with great light. So why are we giving this warning? Because the leaders and people of the Seventh-day Adventist Church today have backslidden into apostasy. This is a loving warning for our brothers and sisters in the Laodicean condition to wake up, repent and turn fully to Jesus Christ, before probation ends!
“In our work, we need men of moral independence, uncontaminated and unshackled, so that when a principle of religion or duty is at stake they will stand firm in defense of the truth. We need men who will not hold their peace when they see evils coming in and wrongs being done. We need men who will refuse to give consent by silence to unjust actions.” (Manuscript Releases, Vol.9, Letter 116, 1905)
Like Israel of old, God’s end time church has backslidden into apostasy. Not only are the majority of God’s professed remnant people sitting back in ease and comfort, thinking they need not do the works of God. They have also been deceived into accepting false teachings. And many believe that as long as they remain part of the ‘corporate church’, then they will be saved. This is not only ‘Roman Catholic’ in thinking, but also a belief that will lose them their salvation!
Do you not believe that God’s end time church is in apostasy? Then take a look at Jesus’ own words:
Revelation 3:14-17 …’And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God; I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked.’
“We are in danger of becoming a sister to fallen Babylon, of allowing our churches to become corrupted, and filled with every foul spirit, a cage for every unclean and hateful bird; and will we be clear unless we make decided movements to cure the existing evil?” (Manuscript Releases, Volume 21, par.380)
This is the condition of the majority of God’s professed end time people. We believe that just because we ‘know’ the truth, we will be saved. But unfortunately, what the majority don’t realize is that just ‘knowing’ the truth will never save us. This truth must be lived out in our lives. A mere profession of faith will never save you friend. But a faith that WORKS will (James 2). And no. Works will not save you. But a FAITH that works will! Jesus working and living IN US is an evidence of a true faith.
And apart from the independent ministries, our church does practically nothing in regards to getting the three angels messages out to the world! … “Oh, that I could open many eyes that Satan has blinded. Oh, that pen and voice could have an influence to arouse you from your paralysis. Oh that you could see that you are doing nothing while all heaven is engaged in intense activities to prepare a people to stand in the great day of God.” (E.White, An Important Testimony to Our Brethren and Sisters in New York, p.8)
Ellen White clearly taught the truth that the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Jesus Christ Himself, which is Biblical, not a separate being from the Father and Son, as the church teaches today with the trinity teaching. Take a look at this clear quote … “This is our work for this time, to open the door to Jesus, and HE will so fill the soul that there will be no room for self and selfishness … We want that complete and perfect understanding which the Lord alone can give. It is not safe to catch the spirit from another. We want the Holy Spirit, which is Jesus Christ.” (E.White, Letter 66, April 10, 1894, par.17-18). But now the SDA church has rejected this truth and embraced Babylon’s trinity doctrine.
Our church is now worshipping a ‘strange god’ (the trinity) which our pioneers rejected and whichthe Bible speaks nothing of, apart from warning against … Joshua 24:20 …’If ye forsake the Lord, and serve strange gods, then he will turn and do you hurt, and consume you, after that he hath done you good.’
“What stronger delusion can beguile the mind than the pretense that you are building on the right foundation and that God accepts your works, when in reality you are working out many things according to worldly policy and are sinning against Jehovah? Oh, it is a great deception!”
“God has not changed toward His faithful servants who are keeping their garments spotless. But many are crying, ‘Peace and safety,’ while sudden destruction is coming upon them. Unless there is thorough repentance, unless men humble their hearts by confession and receive the truth as it is in Jesus, they will never enter heaven.”
“I saw our Instructor pointing to the garments of so-called righteousness. Stripping them off, He laid bare the defilement beneath. Then He said to me: ‘Can you not see how they have pretentiously covered up their defilement and rottenness of character? ‘How is the faithful city become an harlot!”
“Unless the church, which is now being leavened with her own backsliding, shall repent and be converted, she will eat of the fruit of her own doing, until she shall abhor herself.” (Testimonies for the Church, Vol.8, p.250-251)
Ezekiel 9:4-6 …’And the Lord said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof. And to the others he said in mine hearing, Go ye after him through the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity: Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and women: but come not near any man upon whom is the mark; and begin at my sanctuary. Then they began at the ancient men which were before the house.’
2 Kings 22:16-17 …’Thus saith the Lord, Behold, I will bring evil upon this place, and upon the inhabitants thereof, even all the words of the book which the king of Judah hath read: Because they have forsaken me, and have burned incense unto other gods, that they might provoke me to anger with all the works of their hands; therefore my wrath shall be kindled against this place, and shall not be quenched.’
Oh friends, I plead with you to surrender all to Jesus Christ. Do not put your trust merely in the church and our leaders, because judgment is soon to fall upon our leaders, as Ezekiel 9 confirms. Put your trust solely in Jesus. The church cannot save you. It is only through a living relationship with Jesus Christ that we can be saved. And what will that relationship result in? True repentance. A desire for truth, no matter what the denomination teaches. A desire to be thoroughly cleansed from all sin. A desire to do the works of God and reach out to the many lost souls in the world. And with Jesus living in you, He will perfect your character and save you.
Will you accept the admonition friend? We will not be saved as a denomination … “Are we hoping to see the whole church revived? That time will never come.” (Review and Herald, March 22, 1887). We are saved individually. So how is your individual faith? Is your faith built upon the Rock? Remember, the Rock is Jesus Christ, NOT the SDA church.
What do you think will happen to the denomination when the Sunday law comes? Do you really think the leaders will just let all the wealth, buildings, hospitals and such go and walk away from it all? I don’t think so. Have you ever thought about that? There are pastors already who are having Sunday services and telling their people (falsely) that Ellen White implied we could have church on Sunday when the Sunday law comes. My friend, I believe the majority of leaders and people of the Adventist Church will stay right with the denomination when the Sunday law hits and will be deceived into going along with it.
“God has a church. It is not the great cathedral, neither is it the national establishment, neither is it the various denominations; it is the people who love God and keep His commandments. ‘Where two or three are gathered together in My name, there am I in the midst of them.’ Where Christ is, even among the humble few, this is Christ’s church, for the presence of the High and Holy One who inhabiteth eternity can alone constitute a church. Where two or three are present who love and obey the commandments of God, Jesus there presides.” (E.White, Manuscript Releases, Volume 17, p.81)
“In the days of the Reformation, the gentle and pious Melancthon declared, ‘There is no other church than the assembly of those who have the word of God, and who are purified by it.” (E.White, Spirit of Prophecy, Vol.4, p.237)