Sabbath June 27, 2009 5:19 PM

Next Item: How this message should be given.

James White tells us on page 99 of the book, “The Signs of the Times Showing that the Second Coming of Christ is at the Doors. Spirit Manifestations, A Foretold Sign that the Day of God’s Wrath Hasteth Greatly,” exactly how the message must be given.

“Those who present this message understandingly, must first show the fulfillment of the messages of the first and second angels, [ verses 6-8, ] in the past Advent movement. Thus they chain all three messages together, show their harmony, and the fulfillment of God’s word in them, and the testimony relative to the second coming of Christ is bound up.”

See also, “The Advent Review 48-Page Special.” for further confirmation of the fulfillment.

Sabbath June 27, 2009 4:50 PM

I hope you are having a good Sabbath. 😉

Today I am going to be going through some of my study notes and be sharing the discoveries I have made along the way.

1.) The First Angel’s message was given at the right time and was fulfilled and will not be repeated. This is taken from “The Advent Review” September 1850 Vol.1 No.4, written by Joseph Bates, it is here linked for you to our “Download” page.

This whole article is excellent. It points out that prophecy will not be repeated. Else we should not know where we were on the path to Heaven. This is very important because there are many respected people and pastors promoting the repetition of prophecy.

They are in gross darkness because they have rejected light.

If you are driving from the East coast of the USA to the West coast, you will pass Oklahoma City, (in the middle) only once; yet, today, so many want you to believe you will see it again. Not true.

Sabbath June 13 2009 4:44 pm

Many thanks to a reader who wrote in to let me know of a couple of broken links.

They are now fixed.

Sabbath June 13, 2009 3:24 PM

Well there you have it. All the past posts are now re-posted and are accessible.
I will see what else I can do for you today.
Art

Sabbath June 13 2009 3:23 pm

The Price

I was just reading this morning in Spirit of Prophecy Vol. 3, page 99, and this is how it reads:

“The fate of humanity trembled in the balance. The Son of God might even then refuse to drink the cup apportioned to guilty men. He might wipe the bloody sweat from his brow, and leave men to perish in their iniquity.”

This tells us that Christ could have gone back to Heaven. Back to where he was before. Hold that thought.

We have before us the blasphemous doctrine of the trinity embraced by the church. Among other points, this doctrine teaches that the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost are totally and completely equal in every way. Hold that thought too.

What are the wages of sin? The bible tells us it is death.

Is this a ‘death’ for three days and then resurrection? No. It is eternal death. We know this because the wicked die and will not live again, after the second death by punishment in hellfire for sins.

When Christ went through the cross experience and rose again, he paid a price eternally. So did the Father. For God so loved the world that he gave his son and paid an eternal price. Therefore the Bible speaks of Christ, as, the Son of man. Christ can never go back to whatever he was before the cross. Both the Father and the Son have paid an eternal price.

Christ could have gone back and left men to perish in their iniquity. He did not, he staid the course, he and the Father paid the price, an eternal price.

Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us….

Sabbath June 13 2009 3:10 pm

March 16, 2009 Monday

Our Current Crisis

James White wrote “THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST OR A BRIEF EXPOSITION OF MATTHEW TWENTY-FOUR.” which you can find on our download page. I strongly encourage you to read this sermon.

Here is a portion for us to focus on at this time.

“Wars, famines, pestilences, and earthquakes, have occurred at different periods since these words were spoken. Therefore these, as they have ever existed, cannot be regarded as the especial signs of the end. It may be urged, however, with a good degree of consistency, that the Scriptures teach that these calamities would exist in the last days to that extent as to constitute a sign of the approaching Judgement. We wish to keep the important fact distinctly before the mind, that the sacred Scriptures do teach when men may not, and when they may, look for the second appearing of Christ. p. 10, Para. 11, [MATT24].

The sacred writers have so uniformly associated such judgments as war, famine, pestilence, and earthquake, with the last Judgement, that the disciples would be in danger of concluding that the end would immediately follow the first great appearance of these calamities; hence the caution given: “These things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.” Here the disciples were clearly taught that they should not expect the end in their day.”

Weighing heavily upon James White’s exposition, it would seem that the current crisis is a temporary event. It appears from further study that the items listed in Rev.18 as being “merchandise” are not figurative but literal.

If that is correct, then we conclude that it is the judgments of God upon Babylon that destroy commerce, not a temporary event, such as we may be currently experiencing. Even though, by many estimates, this will last for upwards of twenty years.

This brings in one more point before proceeding, namely, the location of Babylon. If we agree that Babylon constitutes the fallen churches, ( see page 140 of the 1858 GC ) the seat of those churches is certainly within the current borders of the USA. This could mean that the judgments of God upon Babylon would indicate the geographic USA for a location, mainly at least.

It seems that God’s people are waiting for the passage of a Sunday Law, in the USA, as the next sign in the chain of events. This would be the fulfillment of the last phrase of Rev.13:11, “and he spake as a dragon.” It further appears that this event, or sign, may happen at any time along the way. It is not dependant on some other event. (read ecomonic crisis )

Once Sunday sacredness becomes promoted to the public mind, then we think the time has come for God’s army, of Joel chapter 2, to arise and “the earth shall quake before them” and nothing so much as this, will arouse Satan and we will see the fulfillment of Daniel 11:44; the loud cry and the final scenes of the Great Controversy .

The specter of Civil War in the US.
Currently there are 29 states rattling the sword of the 10th amendment.
It has happened before on our soil. The contributing factors are much greater today than they were then.

“History is littered with wars which everybody knew would never happen” Enoch Powell, British Parliamentarian

We know the four angels will hold the four winds ( and none of this nonsense about the winds slipping through their hands, please ) “until the servants of God were sealed with the seal of the living God in their foreheads.”
Broadside, 01-31-1849
The first Civil War happened and yet the four angels had and have not let go, therefore, there could be another Civil War, or just War in the US without the four angels letting go.

There is a war going on as we speak on the doorsteps of the US.
Go here: http://projects.latimes.com/mexico-drug-war/#/its-a-war
and you will discover the estimated dead is 7,337 since January 2007. It’s like a drop in the bucket, right? Didn’t even know it existed, right?

I’m not really giving answers here, just reminding you of some points to keep in mind as you study.

May God Bless you in your study.
Art

Sabbath June 13 2009 3:08 pm

March 14, 2009 Sabbath

Hard Evidence

Praise God for his mercy toward us, not willing that any should perish.

Improvements are continuing on the site. More and more pages are becoming available with the information you need: HARD EVIDENCE.

It’s one thing to try and carry a point when you are calling items from memory, even if a good one. But, it’s another whole ball game when you have the hard evidence that says it’s so.

Much is happening today and no one knows the future. I recommend that you download every page of this site and save it to your computer. E-Real Estate is real cheap these days and if something ever happens to me, you need the truth, at hand, the hard evidence.

May God Bless you today,
Art

Sabbath June 13 2009 3:07 pm

Febuary 3, 2009, Tuesday

More Progress on the site!

Hi,
Well, I’m excited about that. You will soon be enjoying all the links and pages that you need for your research.
Enjoy

Sabbath June 13 20009 3:05 pm

January 28, 2009, 4:30 pm, Wednesday

A Time to Mourn

Hi,
The email came. It has fallen to me, a time to weep…, a time to mourn…, a time to lose…, a time to break down…, for it has come my Daddy’s time to die.

This coming April he would have been 90 years old. Saw a lot in his day. Spent some time at the Review and Herald posing for Harry Anderson, the famous church artist, for many different pictures. Very loyal to the church. I remember every sunday morning at breakfast we listened to the Voice of Prophecy on the radio. One sunday I remember my dad jumping up and declaring that “they” had changed their doctrine somewhere about the 144,000.

I remember….

I am sad. But it must be so. Goodbye Daddy, I do love you. I know my little one does too. So this is goodbye for both of us, …to you. I would hold your hand if I could, …for us both….
Goodbye…

I weep for more. I weep because it is a final goodbye. I have no illusions about the future; nor false hopes, you can not be in Heaven with a character like his.

Am I judging? YES, I AM! And you should be judging too, by the way. Don’t let this one get by you!

The bible says very plainly, “be ye therefore perfect even as your Father which is in Heaven is perfect.” Now if we can not be perfect, why would the bible say that? Because we can be perfect. For “he is able to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him;” it must be so, because after this life is a resurection, either good or bad, but no time or chance to change.

We must change here. We must change now. I don’t care how old you are. Don’t get “set in your ways,” go do something different.

But above all, seek truth. Make sure you have the truth. You must have a King James Bible to study from. That is the one from the ancient text that the apostles used. And if you have been here any time at all you know you must have the original books of the Spirit of Prophecy to study from.

On another note with that, I have found enough material to back up this statement: the Spirit of Prophecy is the message to the Laodicean church. And isn’t it interesting that it has been totally rejected by the church.

So now, I will have a time of silence….

Goodbye Daddy….

Sabbath June 13 2009 3:03 pm

January 28, 2009 Wednesday

The Laodicean Message

Hi There,
I was doing some study yesterday and the thought came to mind about the Laodicean church and what was said about that church. In part, “rich and increased with goods, and have need of nothing.”

Usually this is connected to the idea of material “goods,” however, spiritual “goods” is a much more appropriate connection. And what are these “goods” that the Laodicean church is so rich in?

Let’s list some:
1.) Miracles of all types, take your pick.

2.) Material prosperity, that is, “God is blessing us because we are doing very well.”

3.) Church growth. Just look how big we are!

4.) Great leaders in the church. (Fill in the blank)

5.) New light and greater understanding of truth.

And all this activity, while at the same time totally rejecting the Spirit of Prophecy, totally rejecting the Present Truth and a complete re-write of what is supposed to constitute same!

Later,
Art