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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. {5T 211.2}

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The Lord Jesus will always have a chosen people to serve Him. When the Jewish people rejected Christ, the Prince of life, He took from them the kingdom of God and gave it unto the Gentiles. God will continue to work on this principle with every branch of His work. When a church proves unfaithful to the word of the Lord, whatever their position may be, however high and sacred their calling, the Lord can no longer work with them. Others are then chosen to bear important responsibilities. But, if these in turn do not purify their lives from every wrong action, if they do not establish pure and holy principles in all their borders, then the Lord will grievously afflict and humble them and, unless they repent, will remove them from their place and make them a reproach. . . . {UL 131.3}

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God is not "worshipped with men's hands, as though he needed any thing" (Acts 17:25). No magnificence of outward display can please God, when the heart is serving idols and the hands are polluted with iniquity. The Holy Spirit will unite with those in the church who, with contrition of heart, will walk humbly with God. To all who look to Him and walk in the footsteps of Christ, He gives sanctification, comfort, and victory over the world. The people of God, His chosen kingdom, are not as a stagnant pool. They are as a river, constantly flowing, and as it advances becoming deeper and wider, until its life-giving waters are spread over all the earth. Whenever the gospel of God is received, its grace heals the maladies that sin has produced. The Sun of Righteousness arises with healing in His beams. Light, strength, and refreshing come from the Lord, and the good fruit borne bears witness to a work of righteousness.--Manuscript 33, April 27, 1903, "God's Purpose for His Church." {UL 131.4}

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"The recreant priests added licentiousness to the dark catalogue of their crimes; yet they still polluted by their presence the tabernacle [Temple] of the Lord, and, laden with sin, dared to come into the presence of a holy God. As the men [laymen] of Israel witnessed the corrupt course of the priests, they thought it safer for their families not to come up to the appointed place of worship. Many went from Shiloh with their peace disturbed, their indignation aroused, until they at last determined to offer their sacrifices themselves, concluding that this would be fully as acceptable to God, as to sanction in any manner the abominations practiced in the Sanctuary." E.G. White, The Signs of the Times, vol. 1, p. 264, col. 3, December 1, 1881.

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If the leaders in Israel had received Christ, He would have honored them as His messengers to carry the gospel to the world. To them first was given the opportunity to become heralds of the kingdom and grace of God. But Israel knew not the time of her visitation. The jealousy and distrust of the Jewish leaders had ripened into open hatred, and the hearts of the people were turned away from Jesus.

The Sanhedrin had rejected Christ's message and was bent upon His death; therefore Jesus departed from Jerusalem, from the priests, the temple, the religious leaders, the people who had been instructed in the law, and turned to another class to proclaim His message, and to gather out those who should carry the gospel to all nations.

As the light and life of men was rejected by the ecclesiastical authorities in the days of Christ, so it has been rejected in every succeeding generation. Again and again the history of Christ's withdrawal from Judea has been repeated. When the Reformers preached the word of God, they had no thought of separating themselves from the established church; but the religious leaders would not tolerate the light, and those that bore it were forced to seek another class, who were longing for the truth. In our day few of the professed followers of the Reformers are actuated by their spirit. Few are listening for the voice of God, and ready to accept truth in whatever guise it may be presented. Often those who follow in the steps of the Reformers are forced to turn away from the churches they love, in order to declare the plain teaching of the word of God. And many times those who are seeking for light are by the same teaching obliged to leave the church of their fathers, that they may render obedience.

The people of Galilee were despised by the rabbis of Jerusalem as rude and unlearned, yet they presented a more favorable field for the Saviour's work. They were more earnest and sincere; less under the control of bigotry; their minds were more open for the reception of truth. In going to Galilee, Jesus was not seeking seclusion or isolation. The province was at this time the home of a crowded population, with a much larger admixture of people of other nations than was found in Judea.

As Jesus traveled through Galilee, teaching and healing, multitudes flocked to Him from the cities and villages. Many came even from Judea and the adjoining provinces. Often He was obliged to hide Himself from the people. The enthusiasm ran so high that it was necessary to take precautions lest the Roman authorities should be aroused to fear an insurrection. Never before had there been such a period as this for the world. Heaven was brought down to men. Hungering and thirsting souls that had waited long for the redemption of Israel now feasted upon the grace of a merciful Saviour. (Desire of Ages, 231-232)

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When the churches spurned the counsel of God by rejecting the Advent message, the Lord rejected them. The first angel was followed by a second, proclaiming, 'Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication' [Rev. 14:8]. This message was understood by Adventists to be an announcement of the moral fall of the churches in consequence of their rejection of the first message. The proclamation, 'Babylon is fallen,' was given in the summer of 1844, and as the result, about fifty thousand withdrew from these churches. (Great Controversy, 1884, Vol. 4, p. 232)

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As the churches refused to receive the first angel's message, they rejected the light from heaven and fell from the favor of God. They trusted to their own strength, and by opposing the first message placed themselves where they could not see the light of the second angel's message. But the beloved of God, who were oppressed, accepted the message, 'Babylon is fallen,' and left the churches." Early Writings, p. 237.

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"It was to separate the church of Christ from the corrupting influence of the world that the first angel's message was given. But with the multitude, even of professed Christians, the ties which bound them to earth were stronger than the attractions heavenward. They chose to listen to the voice of worldly wisdom and turned away from the heart-searching message of truth...When the churches spurned the counsel of God by rejecting the advent message, the Lord rejected them. The first angel was followed by a second...This message was understood by Adventist to be an announcement of the moral fall of the churches in consequence of their rejection of the first message. (Story of Redemption, p. 364)

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Any 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. (Fundamentals of Christian Education, 482)

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The leaven of godliness has not entirely lost its power. At the time when the danger and depression of the church are greatest, the little company who are standing in the light will be sighing and crying for the abominations that are done in the land. But more especially will their prayers arise in behalf of the church because its members are doing after the manner of the world. (Testimonies, Vol. 5, pp. 209, 210)

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And thou, Capernaum [Seventh-day Adventists, who have had great light], which art exalted unto heaven [in point of privilege], shalt be brought down to hell: for if the mighty works, which have been done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day. But I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee. (Review and Herald Articles, Vol. 3, p. 69)

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They that forsake the law praise the wicked.' Proverbs 28:4. 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 b the enemy of all good. It is the speech of timeservers, and should be resisted as resolutely today as them. Whatever influence would tend to unsettle the faith of god's people in His guiding power, should be steadfastly withstood. (Prophets and Kings, p. 661)

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Those who are uniting with the world [and churches that cannot be distinguished from the world, Early Writings, 273] are receiving the worldly mold and preparing for the mark of the beast. (Testimonies, Vol. 5, p. 216)

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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. (Testimonies, Vol. 5, p. 211)

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Christ was a protestant...The Reformers date back to Christ and the apostles. They came out and separated themselves from a religion of forms and ceremonies. Luther and his followers did not invent the reformed religion. They simply accepted it as presented by Christ and the apostles. (Review and Herald, Vol. 2, p. 48)

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Many will stand in our pulpits with the torch of false prophecy in their hands, kindled from the hellish torch of Satan. If doubts and unbelief are cherished, the faithful ministers will be removed from the people who think they know so much. 'If thou hadst known,' said Christ, 'even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes. (Testimonies to Ministers, pp. 409, 410)

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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

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"For the leaders of this people cause them to err; and they that are led of them are destroyed." Isaiah 9:16.

"As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths." Isa. 3:12.

"I have seen also in the prophets [leaders] of Jerusalem an horrible thing: they commit adultery, and walk in lies: they strengthen also the hands of evildoers, that none doth return from his wickedness: they are all of them unto me as Sodom, and the inhabitants thereof as Gomorrah." Jeremiah 23:14. (Also see verses 15-17).

 

 
Our Observation

Ellen White says that Ezekiel 9 will have another literal fulfilment, and the Bible will not be re-written. Ezekiel 5:9, says in essence that Ezekiel 9 will have another literal fulfilment, because it says that in that fulfilment, God will do the worse thing He has ever done or will ever again do, and that refers to the greatest time of trouble known to man, the Great Time of Jacob's Trouble. In other words, if the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD (the last fulfilment of Ezekiel 9) was the worse thing God has ever done or ever again will do, then the greatest time of trouble man has ever known is over and past, having occurred in circa 70 AD!

The "time of visitation" for the professing Seventh-day Adventist Church, was 1901, 1930's, and 1957. In 1901, she refused God's approved plan for organization; in the 1930's, she voted to accept and teach the standards of world in order to receive accreditation for its educational institutions; in 1957, it agreed to teach anti-Christ doctrines to the world to avoid being called a cult. Soon after, she joined the confederacies of the World Council of Churches, by joining its National Council of Churches in at least eight countries of the world. This was tantamount to joining the Synagogue of Satan, because Ellen White says that Satan leads the fallen churches as a whole, and that it is impossible to distinguish them from the world, Early Writings, 273. Thus the church has married itself to the world and its teachings. Ellen White said that the church would become the house of every unclean and hateful bird by marrying itself to the world and bringing the world into the church. What more effective means could Satan employ to bring the world into the church, than to persuade its leaders to agree to teach according to the standards of the world's standards of accreditation?

The first act of Jesus' ministry in AD 27, was to "gather out" (the disciples) those who were to take the gospel to the world, DA 232. Jesus left Jerusalem and went to Capernaum, Nazareth, etc., because the Jews at Jerusalem rejected Him and were bent on destroying Him. But He called all His followers out of the apostate Jewish church, and they formed home churches dotting the hills of Judea etc.

Jesus and the disciples did teach in some of the Synagogues of the land, but that was because, according to Josephus, it was a custom to ask any Jew entering the court of the Synagogues if he had a message from the Lord. If he replied in the affirmative, he was permitted to give his message. That courtesy, that right, is not extended to current day professing Seventh-day Adventists, and that is one way the Jews were better than we.

Just because Jesus went to localities other than Jerusalem to call people out of the apostate temple church of Israel, does not mean that Jesus was "confirming that the oracles of truth, and the development of Heaven's purpose was still taking place within Israel's apostate system.

Ellen White clearly stated the bounds of probation's close for the professing Seventh-day Adventist Church. It is up to us to be able to detect and discern when those bounds have been crossed.

Only the presence of God could constitute a church. If God has been removed by the fulfilment of every specification of the New Movement, then the SDA church has become "unchurched."

Seventh-day Adventists fail to discern that it is impossible to repent after knowing the truth and then teaching anti-Christ doctrine to the world, and after rejecting the admonitions of the first and second angel's messages, and, after marrying the church to Satan and the world.

It is positively against Biblical principle to remarry after divorce. God may remarry the church after playing the harlot, but not after divorce and marriage to the world and Satan, to become part of the Synagogue of Satan, while calling itself Seventh-day Adventist, Rev. 3:9. This is Bible principle, not the personal opinion of any man. Just because "apparently faithful" men fail to see these facts of principle, does not disprove the reality of these truths. Most of the leaders of apostate Israel failed to see these very principles of truth.

In the AD 70 manifestation of Ezekiel 9, not a single Israelite was sealed at the temple. Any Israelite who was sealed, responded to the "gathering out" by Christ and His disciples, Desire of Ages, 232. They came out and formed home churches, per Philemon 2:1; 1 Corinthians 16:19, as did the early Adventists.

This "gathering out" began as the first act of Jesus' ministry in 27 AD, Desire of Ages, 232. This "gathering out" occurred beginning 43 years before the debacle of Ezekiel 9, resulting in the destruction of the Temple and the city of Jerusalem. Some SDAs who are ignorant of historical fact, try to say that you must sigh and cry in the church and mourn between the porch and the altar at the apostate (temple) church. But that is not where the disciples and their followers were sealed. They were sealed in their home churches dotting the hills of Judea. They were sealed in the home sanctuary provided by Christ and His disciples, for where two or three meet together, who love God and His commandments, there He presides; there is His church, His sanctuary, The Upward Look, 315.

Ellen White says that God will finish the work without one thread of man's devising, and in a simple way that will amaze us. The Holy Spirit is greater in power and efficacy than Seventh-day Adventists are able to discern. Are we not told that if we fail to deliver the everlasting gospel to the world, the very rocks will cry out?! Did not faithful of past ages come forth from their graves to witness the gospel to the world, at the time of Christ's resurrection? What most professing Seventh-day Adventists do no consider is that God is going to do that very same thing again.

Capernaum was a corporate city, and Seventh-day Adventism is Biblically represented as a corporate city, the corporate city of Jerusalem. It will be brought down to hell as a corporate city [church], except for a small remnant who escape, Ezekiel 5:1-5, as was the case with Israel in the 70 A.D. destruction of Jerusalem. Also see Ezekiel 20:34-38.

According to Ellen White in Selected Messages, vol. 1, 204-5, the current day professing Seventh-day Adventist church is a new movement, new organization, that has removed God, and will permit nothing to stand in its way. With God removed, the current professing Seventh-day Adventist church is one of the largest "independent of God" ministries in the world, and is indeed the largest professing Seventh-day Adventist independent ministry. And, as cited, it cannot even be categorized as a church without the presence of God. There are two masters only, and if God is not present we should know who is.

"The tares and the wheat are to grow together until the harvest; and the harvest is the end of probationary time." Christ's Object Lessons, p. 72. Yet, even with tares present until the end of probationary time, God will have a perfect bride, without guile or spot. Tares are insincere folk, whose motives we would have to judge to remove them from the church. Wheat can mature among tares, as the disciples matured among Judas, but we are told that the wheat cannot mature among thorns, open sinning tares. Few leaders, even among the "independent" ministries, make this important distinction.

There is the true Seventh-day Adventist Church, and there is a church calling itself Seventh-day Adventist, but is not and is the Synagogue of Satan, Rev. 3:9. These two very different churches are no more a church within a church than was Christ's "gathered out" church, a church within the Jewish apostate system. Why do you think God would cite the Synagogue of Satan along with a perfect church, Philadelphia? It is God who made the side by side comparison in Rev. 3:9. No true reformer is closing the door of probation for the true Seventh-day Adventist Church, but there is an impostor church posing as the true remnant SDA church. The impostor SDA church needs to be exposed for what it is. Ellen White said to repudiate it, Selected Messages, vol. 1, 405. Scripture says to accurse anyone who come to you with another gospel, even if it be an angel. Martin Weber, an associate editor of Ministry magazine, an organ of the SDA Ministerial Association, has said in a current book that New Movement Adventism is teaching five different gospels.

There is little consolence in being referred to as Jerusalem and "My people," by God, when He instructed Jeremiah not to even pray for them, and that if he did, God would not answer. Jeremiah 11:14. There is little consolence in being called "My people," when Jesus was gathering out those who would take the gospel to the world! That very "side by side" analogical parallel is being experienced today by God's "chosen people."

Ellen White clearly stated that the faithful ministers might be removed. Ellen White clearly stated that the church could become married to the world and become the cage of every unclean and hateful bird! It has! What then?

Where was the little company that stood in the light in the last fulfilment of Ezekiel 9, circa AD 66-70? They had escaped to the mountain land of Pella. SDA Bible Commentary, vol. 5, 74-77. Where were they when the sealing took place? Were they sealed at the apostate Jewish Temple, or within the "gathered out" little company of Jesus and His followers?

Where were the words of Life in Christ's day? In the "gathered out" reformer church, or in the apostate temple? Christ and His church reproved, counselled, and entreated though He "gathered out" those who would take the gospel to the world, DA, 232.

Ellen White certainly said that if the errors continued to be cherished, the faithful would be removed from the church. The errors have continued, and the faithful ministers are beginning to be removed.

Ezekiel 9 will not be re-written. In what church did the sealing take place in the last fulfilment of Ezekiel 9. Ellen White referred to that fulfilment as a "prefigure," which means type, The Great Controversy, p. 25. A type demands a similar antitypical fulfilment, and Ellen White said that Ezekiel 9 will have another literal fulfilment.

It is obvious that in the prefigure "type," of Ezekiel 9, there were two churches involved. The church of Jesus Christ and His followers, and the once "chosen Jewish church," that had become apostate. An antitypical fulfilment of that situation, demands a two-church scenario.

In the prefigure type of Ezekiel 9, God claimed two churches as players. The original chosen become apostate church, and the reformed church of Jesus Christ. If we claim what God claimed we will claim two churches today: the New Movement apostate SDA impostor, apostate church, and the only current valid SDA Church Militant, that militates for the truth once delivered to the saints. Which will you pay allegiance to?

 
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