Category: Bible Proves SOP

Sabbath ~ July 29, 2017

 

I just now found this item and had to share.

This is the counterfeit contradicting the counterfeit, just so you know in advance.

 

You will need only Steps to Christ, pages 12 & 106.

 

I have been choking on something it says on page 12 for some time, and I’m making progress for an article. (Today you are privileged with some good proof of the lies of Satan.) Here is the quote.

“The mystic ladder of his dream represented Jesus, the only medium of communication between God and man. [skipping a couple of lines] In the apostasy, man alienated himself from God; earth was cut off from heaven. Across the gulf that lay between, there could be no communion.”

And now for the contradiction—from the same book, page 106.

“In order to have spiritual life and energy, we must have actual intercourse with our Heavenly Father.”

 

A lot of people get wigged out because I don’t think hermeneuticly about such things. They are right about that, I don’t. I accept what is printed just as it reads.

 

These two quotes are most certainly at odds with each other. First it says “there could be no communion” and second we are told that we can not have spiritual life and energy without having “actual intercourse [communion] with our Heavenly Father.” It should be easy to see Satan’s hand in this to create confusion of thoughts about this subject. Crazy, just crazy.

 

 

Here is the bonus, proof that what is said on page 12 is not true and therefore is nothing but counterfeit SOP.

(Mat 6:6) But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.

(Mat 6:9) After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.

(Mat 16:17) And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.

 

 

On another note….

Here is the link for information on joining the conference call or downloading the recordings. The Notes are not yet available.

http://www.adventseventh-daykeepers.org/ConferenceCall/ConferenceCall.htm

God Bless your Study

Sunday September 8, 2013

The more I get into this study of Psalms 119:105 and the spiritual understanding of those words, the more astonished I am at the other things to be found in the authentic Spirit of Prophecy and other Bible texts. It’s an opening of the vail of the deeper things of God. An entering into the mystery of the kingdom of God.

Just look at this passage from No. 20, page 173-174.

We are only accountable for the light that shines upon us. The commandments of God and the testimony of Jesus are testing us. If faithful and obedient, God will delight in us and bless us as his own, chosen, peculiar people. When perfect faith, and perfect love and obedience, abound, working in the hearts of those who are Christ’s followers, they will have a powerful influence. Light [God’s word] will emanate from them, dispelling the darkness around them, refining and elevating all within the sphere of their influence, and bringing to a knowledge of the truth all who are willing to be enlightened, and follow in the humble path of obedience. p. 173, Para. 2, [20OT].

This reads like a description of John the Baptist! And why not? is not this Spirit of Prophecy for the 144,000? of which John the Baptist was a representative.

Those who possess the carnal mind cannot comprehend the sacred force of vital truth upon which their salvation depends

Remember 1 Corinthians 3:1-3?

because they will cherish pride of heart, love of the world, love of ease, selfishness, covetousness, envy, jealousy, lust, hatred, and every evil. If they would overcome these, they might be partakers of the divine nature. Many leave the plain truths of God’s word, and neglect to follow the light that shines clearly upon their pathway; but are prying into secrets not plainly revealed, and are conjecturing, and talking, and disputing, in regard to questions they are not required to understand, for they have no special reference to their salvation. Thousands have been beguiled in this way by Satan. They have neglected present faith and present duty which were clear and comprehensive to all who have their reasoning powers; and they have dwelt upon doubtful theories, and scriptures which they could not comprehend, and have erred concerning the faith. They have a mixed faith. p. 174, Para. 1, [20OT].

One of the items not plainly revealed is the vision where Ellen heard the angel say, “Some food for worms, some subjects of the seven last plagues, some will be alive and remain upon the earth, to be translated at the coming of Jesus.” p. 18, Para. 1, [2OT]. I have not found a way to explain how some could be subjects of the seven last plagues. I just trust that God has an answer and at the right time he will reveal it.

God would have all make a practical use of the plain teachings of his word in regard to the salvation of man. If they are doers of the word which is plain and powerful in its simplicity, they will not fail to perfect Christian character. They will be sanctified through the truth, and through humble obedience to the truth, will secure everlasting life. God wants servants that are true, not only in word, but in deed. Their fruits will show the genuineness of their faith. p. 174, Para. 2, [20OT].

It’s there, for whosoever will ask, seek, and knock.

God Bless your Study

Sabbath September 7, 2013

A striking example of the perfect harmony between the authentic Spirit of Prophecy and the Bible is this passage from No. 17, page 89. It points up this other tongue of Isaiah 28:11-12 is, in fact, the language of Heaven.

Oh, no! their probation was lengthened for years

that they might learn the language of Heaven,

that they might become partakers of the divine nature,

having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

The last part of the above is actually from 2 Peter 1:4, which is another evidence that God is the author of the authentic Spirit of Prophecy, not Ellen. She had not the education or mind to put things together like this.

The passage is from a larger segment which is a letter to one of Ellen’s sons and the few pages it fills are very important instruction on spiritual things, especially on developing a spiritual habit, one that you can carry with you to Heaven. You will remember, I’m sure, that character is all we can take with us….

Become a sower.

Sow a thought, Reap an act,

Sow an act, Reap a habit,

Sow a habit, Reap a character,

Sow a character, Reap a destiny.

God Bless your Study

Thursday August 8, 2013

I was reading in the Apocrypha for the reference of Christ (2 Esdras 2:43) placing the crowns on the heads of the saints and was struck with the importance of this book. Very much of 2 Esdras deals with these last days and it’s events, into the future. It appears that a great deal of spiritual comfort for God’s people is there, in that much is said that will anchor your faith in the truth.

The Apocrypha was taken from the KJV Bible in 1885. Notice the date. It is four years after the death of James. This means that the early church had the Apocrypha as a standard feature for study.

Today the SDA world has forsaken the light of the Midnight Cry, by so doing they also have embraced the modern translations of the Bible which are founded upon the 44 documents, out of over 5,200, that are not in harmony with the KJV; meaning they also have left behind the Apocrypha.

As you search the net for information on this subject you will discover that most is not in favor of the Apocrypha, in fact they will tell you that it is not a part of the Bible and never should have been. These are the lies of Satan, hoary with age and hung with worldly honors, but all that is meaningless! If the Apocrypha was not intended by God to be a part of the Bible, it would not have been put there by the translators in the original work.

This is the problem with today’s modern voices, they are deceived by their vaunted education. Does unbelief suggest that you should follow them? That you should listen to their worldly opinion? That you should give honor to their worldly position?

Honor God! Be a believer! Praise God for his great mercy in giving us instruction! Come with us and let us gather together all the beautiful light from God that whispers of Heaven’s charms. Let us cherish Heaven’s gold in the glorious beams streaming from Christ’s raised glorious right arm! There is life! There is sweet love, joy, and peace! forever more, for every trial.

A continual dependence upon the word and providence of God will qualify you to exert your powers wholly for your Redeemer, who has called you, saying, Follow me. You should cultivate a spirit of entire submission to the will of God, earnestly, humbly seeking to know his ways and to follow the readings of his Spirit. You must not lean to your own understanding. You should have deep distrust of your own wisdom and supposed prudence. Your condition demands these cautions. It is unsafe for man to confide in his own judgment. He has limited capacities at best, and many have received as their birthright both strong and weak points of character which are positive defects. These peculiarities color the entire life. p. 154, Para. 3, [28OT].

God Bless your Study

Sabbath June 15, 2013

God’s word is,

1.) his Son, Jesus the Christ; John 1

2.) the KJV Bible; the others are only defiled bread
http://www.sdramerica.org/bible_translations.htm

3.) the testimony of Jesus; Revelation 1:9

4.) the Spirit of Prophecy; Revelation 19:10

These things comprise the table of the Lord. It is here that you get real “bread for the head.” Notice what God has to say in No. 30, page 56 and 57.

None are in greater danger than he who feels that his mountain standeth sure. It is then that his feet will begin to slide. Temptations will come, one after another, and so imperceptible will be their influence upon the life and character, that, unless kept by divine power, he will be corrupted by the spirit of the world, and will fail to carry out the purpose of God. All that man has, God has given him, and he who improves his abilities to God’s glory, will be an instrument to do good; but we can no more live a religious life without constant prayer and the performance of religious duties, than we can have physical strength without partaking of temporal food. We must daily sit down at God’s table. We must receive strength from the Living Vine, if we are nourished. p. 55, Para. 2, [30OT].

These few paragraphs are just packed with points of great interest. We will have to re-visit some of this material!

Notice the first line above. I didn’t know I had a mountain!!! What about you? “It’s my mountain and I’m going to climb it” comes to mind, but, somehow, it doesn’t fit. Let’s dig around here and see what we can find…. Here we go.

Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall. 1 Corinthians 10:12

Putting these two together, my mountain must be me! Wow.
Here is something to back up our discovery.

As it is written in the book of the words of Esaias the prophet, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low; and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways shall be made smooth; Luke 3:4-5

For the day of the LORD of hosts shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty, and upon every one that is lifted up; and he shall be brought low: And upon all the cedars of Lebanon, that are high and lifted up, and upon all the oaks of Bashan, And upon all the high mountains, and upon all the hills that are lifted up, And upon every high tower, and upon every fenced wall, And upon all the ships of Tarshish, and upon all pleasant pictures. And the loftiness of man shall be bowed down, and the haughtiness of men shall be made low: and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day. Isaiah 2:12-17

This harmony between the Bible and the authentic Spirit of Prophecy is awesome! Notice how this paragraph is very complete in and of itself. It takes us down a logical path of progression. First we get a warning, then we are told the process so we can identify it, then we are encouraged with the solution and finally we are instructed in exactly how to apply that solution.

God’s wonderful plan!

We will have to get to these other paragraphs later.

God Bless your Study

Sunday June 2, 2013

Knowing that in the reading of No. 20, pages 42-49, God tells us explicitly that the Spirit of Prophecy is not to give new light, we continually look for the confirmation of scripture. We have found another such passage in the Bible which confirms this simplified great truth.

First, here is the passage from Spiritual Gifts, Vol. 3, page 266.

 

The first and second commandments spoken by Jehovah are precepts against idolatry, which if practiced would lead men to great lengths in sin and rebellion, and result in the offering of human sacrifices. God would guard against the least approach to such abominations. p. 266, Para. 8, [3SG].

 

And here is the confirming Bible text from the Apocrypha, the book Wisdom of Solomon, chapter 14 and verse 27.

 

For the worshiping of idols not to be named is the beginning, the cause, and the end, of all evil.

 

There are actually several verses, about four chapters worth, that deal with this subject of idols and the worship of things made by men.

Recently I found this page which carries a picture of people who today are worshiping an idol. From my perspective of reading God’s word, the sheer foolishness of a man making something and then calling it a god is just ludicrous. It’s no wonder God tells us about the willing ignorance of such people.

But to identify the worship of idols as the source of so much evil, makes the case that maybe Satan has self-worship going on. And maybe in God’s eyes, selfishness is really a setting up of self as ones own personal idol. Humm…. I’ll be giving that some thought.

Selfishness reminds me of covetousness, which evil God has a whole program laid out to suppress any growth of. Remember the location of the chapter by that name in the 1858 Great Controversy? Very interesting.

God Bless your Study

Wednesday May 29, 2013

As we vindicate the authentic Spirit of Prophecy and point out the lies of the counterfeit SOP, we are actually pointing out a process. This process has two parts. The first part is largely depicted in these texts.

 

And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. 2 Thessalonians 2:8-12

Yea, they have chosen their own ways, and their soul delighteth in their abominations. I also will choose their delusions, and will bring their fears upon them; because when I called, none did answer; when I spake, they did not hear: but they did evil before mine eyes, and chose that in which I delighted not. Isaiah 66:3-4

 

It is a strong delusion that is sent upon those who have chosen their own ways instead of God’s ways because they have not received a love of the truth to be obedient to it.

Here is the second part. It comes in the form of a dream or night vision, as it is sometimes called, and is found in No. 20, pages 42-49. We strongly urge you to read this section as it is so important. The following are only a few excerpts.

 

A Solemn Dream. p. 42, Para. 1, [20OT].

You are looking and desiring that God should do the work for you which he has left you to do. If you will do thy work for yourselves which you know that you ought to do, then God will help you when you need his help. You have left undone the very things God has left you to do. And you have been calling upon God to do your work. Had you followed the light God has given you, then he would cause more light to shine upon you; but while you have neglected the counsels, and warnings, and reproofs, that have been given, how can you expect God to give you more light and blessings for you to neglect and despise? God is not as man. He will not be trifled with. p. 43, Para. 1, [20OT].

God has been pleased to give you line upon line, and precept upon precept. But there are not many of you that really know what is contained in the Testimonies. You are not familiar with the Scriptures. If you had made God’s word your study, with a desire to reach the Bible standard and attain to Christian perfection, you would not have needed the Testimonies. p. 43, Para. 2, [20OT].

It is because you have neglected to acquaint yourselves with God’s inspired Book that he has sought to reach you by simple, direct testimonies, calling your attention to the words of inspiration you had neglected to obey, and urging you to fashion your lives in accordance with its pure and elevated teachings. The written testimonies are not to give new light; but to impress with vividness upon the heart the truths of inspiration already revealed. Man’s duty to God and to his fellow-man has been distinctly specified in God’s word; yet but few of you are obedient to the light given. Additional truth is not brought out; but God has through the testimonies simplified the great truths already given, and in his own chosen way brought them before the people, to awaken and impress the mind with them, that all may be left without excuse. p. 44, Para. 1, [20OT].

I am authorized from God to tell you that not another ray of light through the testimonies will shine upon your pathway, until you make a practical use of the light the Lord has already given. He has walled you about with light; but you have not appreciated the light. You have trampled upon it. While some have despised the light, others have neglected it, or followed it but indifferently. p. 45, Para. 1, [20OT].

The testimonies have been to some several times repeated; but they have not felt that they were of sufficient importance to be careful to heed them. They have been to them like idle tales. When you gather up the rays of light God has given in the past, then will he give an increase of light. p. 45, Para. 2, [20OT].

If the people of God who now profess to be his peculiar treasure would obey his requirements, as specified in his word, special testimonies would not be given to awaken them to their duty, and impress upon them their sinfulness and fearful danger in neglecting to obey the word of God. Consciences have been blunted, because light has been set aside, neglected, and despised. And God will remove them [the Testimonies] away from the people, and will deprive them of strength, and humble them. p. 46, Para. 2, [20OT].

And right here is the crux of the matter. We believe that God primarily used W. C. White to remove the authentic Spirit of Prophecy from the church through the creation of the counterfeit SOP under patently false pretenses. We further believe that this is the strong delusion which God has chosen for the lovers of pleasure in unrighteousness.

Only a few humans got on the ark. Will it be only a few that greet Christ when he comes?

Remember that we have discovered that the 144,000 count started in October 23, 1844 with the start of the third angel’s message. Click on that topic to read why.

God Bless your study

Monday April 29, 2013

In considering the Apocrypha and the reference James added when he republished The Day-Star vision, it suddenly occurred to me that the greatest, or perhaps second greatest, endorsement of the Apocrypha is, once again!, hidden in plain sight.

Correctly understanding this requires the comparison of two items. The first is The Day-Star and the second is No. 20, pages 42-49. Now both of these were mentioned just the other day, but this particular point was not brought out.

Looking first at No. 20 we find the Testimonies are “to impress with vividness upon the heart the truths of inspiration already revealed.” Three other times in this section God tells us that the Spirit of Prophecy is not to give new light. Ok. Now look at The Day-Star.

 

We all entered the cloud together, and were 7 days ascending to the sea of glass, when Jesus brought along the crowns and with his own right hand placed them on our heads. He gave us harps of gold and palms of victory. The Day-Star

 

Taken together, this means that God himself is declaring the Apocrypha, as in the 1611 KJV Bible, to be a part of the pure word of God. Don’t forget, the Apocrypha has been counterfeited also. The proof is in the textual reference James added in A Word to the Little Flock. Here it is again.

 

And in the midst of them there was a young man of a high stature, taller than all the rest, and upon every one of their heads he set crowns, and was the more exalted; which I marvelled at greatly. 2 Esdras 2:43

 

Since the Spirit of Prophecy is not give new light, but “to impress with vividness upon the heart the truths of inspiration already revealed,” then, from this portion of The Day-Star, “the truths of inspiration already revealed,” are those revealed in 2 Esdras 2:43, a part of the Apocrypha.

This exact process is also duplicated on page 209 of the 1858 Great Controversy. In similar language as The Day-Star, we are told that it is Christ who places the crown on the head of each saint.

So we have the Apocrypha, published for 274 years with the KJV Bible, and, two solid references to a text in the Apocrypha, one in the first vision God gave to the church and the second from the great controversy vision of Lovett Grove in 1858.

Thus God places his seal on the Apocrypha.

I will follow his leading.

God Bless your Study

Thursday April 25, 2013

Today we post the following manuscript release which deals with the Apocrypha. This has been prepared by the White Estate and carries the name of Arthur L. White as the author.

Because we have some comments about it and it is an official position paper on the Apocrypha we present it in full, all emphasis is their’s with the exception of colorized text.

MR No. 1148 – Ellen G. White and the Apocrypha

[A STATEMENT PREPARED BY ARTHUR L. WHITE IN 1969 AND NOW REQUESTED FOR CLASSROOM USE BY RON JOLLIFF, RELIGION TEACHER AT SOUTHWESTERN ADVENTIST COLLEGE. THE PARAGRAPH FROM MANUSCRIPT 4, 1850, HAS NOT HERETOFORE BEEN RELEASED.–R. W. OLSON.]  {15MR 65.1}

This gives a good picture of exactly how manuscript releases happened.

WHILE ELLEN G. WHITE IS NOT KNOWN TO HAVE QUOTED FROM THE APOCRYPHA

Maybe Ellen never quoted from it, but God did. No. 20, pages 42-49 God tells us that  the Spirit of Prophecy is not to give new light. In the first published vision, in The Day-Star, God gave to the church a view of 2 Esdras 2:43 and insured the correct interpretation.

THERE IS SOME DOCUMENTATION OF THE EARLY YEARS WHICH MAY BE OF INTEREST IN CONNECTION WITH A STUDY OF HER RELATIONSHIP TO IT. JAMES WHITE, IN HIS PAMPHLET, A WORD TO THE LITTLE FLOCK, IN HIS FIRST ARTICLE ENTITLED “THE SEVEN LAST PLAGUES” INCLUDES TWO REFERENCES TO THE APOCRYPHA.  {15MR 65.2}
PAGE 2: “THE SEED IS ROTTEN UNDER THEIR CLODS, THE GARNERS ARE  LAID DESOLATE, THE BARNS ARE BROKEN DOWN, FOR THE CORN IS  WITHERED.”–SEE JOEL 1:15-18; JEREMIAH 30:23, 24; DANIEL 12:1; HABAKKUK 3:12, 13; ZEPHANIAH 1:17, 18; 2 ESDRAS 15:10-13.  {15MR 65.3}
PAGE 3: “I WILL BRING THEM (THE SAINTS) WITH A MIGHTY HAND AND A STRETCHED-OUT ARM, AND SMITE EGYPT WITH PLAGUES AS BEFORE,” ETC. –2 ESDRAS 15:11.  {15MR 65.4}
AS HE FURNISHED SCRIPTURE REFERENCES TO TWO ELLEN G. WHITE VISIONS, INCORPORATED IN A WORD TO THE LITTLE FLOCK, HE ALSO INCORPORATED SOME REFERENCES TO THE APOCRYPHA. HIS EXPLANATION WHICH PRECEDES THE PUBLICATION OF THE FIRST VISION STATES:  {15MR 65.5}
“THE FOLLOWING VISION WAS PUBLISHED IN THE DAY STAR, MORE THAN A YEAR AGO. BY THE REQUEST OF FRIENDS, IT IS RE-PUBLISHED IN THIS LITTLE WORK, WITH SCRIPTURE REFERENCES, FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE LITTLE FLOCK.”–A WORD TO THE LITTLE FLOCK, P. 13  {15MR 65.6}
AT THE BOTTOM OF PAGES 15 AND 17 THERE ARE REFERENCES KEYED TO THE E. G. WHITE TEXT, ONE REFERENCE TO 2 ESDRAS 2:43, (P. 15) AND THE OTHER TO 2 ESDRAS 2:19, (P. 17). {15MR 65.7}

Checking my copy of A Word to the Little Flock, we find Arthur remiss in doing his job, or was it intentional? Something to minimize the Apocrypha maybe? We may never know. What we do know is the following: page 15, one reference; page 17, one reference; page 19, four (4) references; page 20, one reference. I rather doubt Arthur happened not to have seen page 19. His reference to only two pages, with one reference each to the Apocrypha, is disingenuous to say the least.

We will further state in particular that 2 Esdras 2:43 is a pure confirmation that it is Christ alone that places the crown on the head of each saint. Something God showed his people through Ellen in the first vision given her, of which WLF carries a reprint and James added the texts.

IT IS CLEAR THAT JAMES WHITE SAW SOME SIMILARITIES BETWEEN WHAT ELLEN WHITE WROTE AND SOME THINGS HE HAD READ IN ESDRAS, AND SO USED THESE REFERENCES AS HE DID SCRIPTURE REFERENCES WHICH HE SAYS HE SUPPLIED.  {15MR 66.1}

The implication here is that James was doing his own thing, hardly!!! Here is what 2 Esdras 2:43 says. “And in the midst of them there was a young man of a high stature, taller than all the rest, and upon every one the their heads he set crowns, and was the more exalted; which I marvelled at greatly.” It’s not something only James saw, the text states it very plainly.

THE HIDDEN BOOK
IN A REPORT SIGNED BY THREE EARLY BELIEVERS REFERENCE IS MADE TO THE HIDDEN BOOK AS ELLEN WHITE UTTERED CERTAIN WORDS IN VISION. HERE IS THE ACCOUNT:  {15MR 66.2}
“AT ANOTHER TIME AT A MEETING HELD AT BROTHER CURTIS’ IN TOPSHAM, MAINE, SHE WAS TAKEN OFF IN VISION, AND AROSE TO HER FEET, TOOK THE LARGE FAMILY BIBLE FROM THE TABLE, AND HELD IT ON HER HAND SOME TIME AT AN ANGLE OF FORTY-FIVE DEGREES, AND SAID THE HIDDEN BOOK WAS NOT THERE. WHEN SOME ONE ASKED IF THE  APOCRYPHA WAS NOT IN THE BIBLE, BROTHER CURTIS REMARKED IT WAS  NOT. SHE TALKED SOMETIME ABOUT THE HIDDEN BOOK. NO ONE KNEW  BUT BRO. CURTIS FAMILY THAT THE APOCRAPHA [APOCRYPHA] WAS NOT THERE.
MRS. S. HOWLAND
REBECCA HOWLAND WINSLOW
FRANCES HOWLAND LUNT”  {15MR 66.3}
IN THE REPORT OF A VISION GIVEN TO ELLEN WHITE AT OSWEGO, NEW YORK ON JANUARY 11, 1850, AND CARRYING A COPYING DATE OF JANUARY 28, 1850, ELLEN WHITE MAKES A REFERENCE TO THE HIDDEN BOOK. HER DESCRIPTION OF WHAT WAS SHOWN TO HER IN THE VISION CONTAINS MANY ITEMS AND AS ON FILE COMPRISES FOUR AND A QUARTER TYPE-WRITTEN PAGES.

This is an interesting piece of information. In The Present Truth, No. 9, page 71, right column, Ellen informs us that she was given this vision on January 26. The “copying date” of January 28, 1850 would probably be the re-writing of the vision and adding to it some details left out of the first writing, perhaps after having sent the first writing to the editor of The Present Truth, James.

We can not be sure who made the mistake of writing January 11, or even if January 28 is correct. We do know that the White Estate was not in existence at the time of the publication of The Present Truth and we therefore place the greatest weight on what it proclaims, January 26, to be the correct date of the vision being given, and it being copied and added to some time after, with the 28th, a Monday, perhaps appropriate.

NEAR THE CLOSE OF HER STATEMENT WE FIND THESE WORDS:  {15MR 66.4}
“All, all who keep the commandments of God, will enter in through the gates into the city and have right to the tree of life and ever be in the presence of that lovely Jesus whose countenance shines brighter than the sun at noon day. I then saw the word of God pure and unadulterated, and that we must answer for the way we received the truth proclaimed from that word. I saw that it had been a hammer to break the flinty heart in pieces, and a fire to consume the dross and tin, that the heart might be pure and holy. I saw that the Apocrypha was the hidden book, and that the wise of these last days should understand it. I saw that the Bible was the standard book, that will judge us at the last day. I saw that heaven would be cheap enough, and that nothing was too dear to sacrifice for Jesus, and that we must give all to enter the kingdom.”–Manuscript 4, 1850, (A copy of E. G. White’s Vision which she had at Oswego, N.Y.)
ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS REFERENCE IS MADE TO THE APOCRYPHA IN ARTICLES IN THE REVIEW AND HERALD. THESE ARE OF INTEREST, AND COPY OF THE MATERIALS IS ATTACHED.  {15MR 66.5}

I do not currently know what these are as they were not with this MR.

THE FULL MEANING AND SIGNIFICANCE OF THE E. G. WHITE STATEMENT OF 1850 IS NOT CLEARLY SEEN. IT SHOULD BE OBSERVED THAT ELLEN WHITE MAKES NO REFERENCE TO THE APOCRYPHA AT ANY TIME IN HER WRITINGS IN THE SUBSEQUENT 65 YEARS. IF WHAT WE HAVE IS A CORRECT COPY OF WHAT SHE WROTE, AND AT TIMES THERE IS SOME UNCERTAINTY AS TO THE ACCURACY OF SOME OF THE STATEMENTS BEARING THESE EARLY DATES, AT NO TIME SUBSEQUENT TO THAT, DID SHE HAVE OCCASION TO CALL THE ATTENTION OF THE CHURCH TO THE APOCRYPHA TO URGE ITS READING OR TO EXPLAIN ITS SIGNIFICANCE. THIS BEING THE CASE, OUR COUNSEL WOULD BE TO GIVE THE MATTER A MINIMUM OF ATTENTION. SURELY THE SILENCES IN HER PUBLISHED WRITINGS ON THIS SUBJECT CARRY SIGNIFICANCE. ARTHUR L. WHITE Ellen G. White Estate Washington, D. C. Release Date June 6, 1985  {15MR 67.1}

At this juncture it is important to point out something missed by most readers. There is actually quite a list of items, some listed only once, that are left and never brought up again. We will address this tomorrow, as well as the significance of silence.

God Bless your study

Monday April 8, 2013

Another confirmation that the authentic Spirit of Prophecy is not to give new light, No. 20, pages 42-49. All should be aware of what these pages teach. It is called “ A Solemn Dream.” It details the proper understanding of the authentic Spirit of Prophecy for God’s people in the last days.

First, we place the passage from the 1851 Christian Experience and Views for you to refresh your mind.

Now is the time to lay up treasure in heaven, and to set our hearts in order, ready for the time of trouble. Those only who have clean hands and a pure heart will stand that trying time. Now is the time for the law of God to be in our minds (foreheads,) and written in our hearts. The Lord has shown me the danger of letting our minds be filled with worldly thoughts and cares. I saw that some minds were led away from present truth and a love of the holy Bible, by reading other exciting books; and others were filled with perplexity and care for what they shall eat, drink and wear. I saw some, looking too far off for the coming of the Lord. Time has continued on a few years longer than they expected, therefore they think it may continue a few years more, and in this way their minds are being led from present truth, out after the world. In these things I saw great danger; for if the mind is filled with other things, present truth is shut out, and there is no place in our foreheads for the seal of the living God. I saw that the time for Jesus to be in the Most Holy Place was nearly finished, and that time cannot last but a very little longer; and what leisure time we have should be spent in searching the Bible, which is to judge us in the last day. p. 24, Para. 3, [CEV].

And this from the Supplement.

 I saw that we had not time to throw away in listening to fables. Our minds should not be thus diverted; but should be occupied with the present truth, and seeking wisdom that we may obtain a more thorough knowledge of our position; that with meekness we may give a reason of our hope from the Scriptures. While the mind is occupied in hearing false doctrines, and dangerous error, pressed upon the hearers, it cannot be dwelling upon the truth which is to fit and prepare the house of Israel to stand in the day of the Lord. p. 46, Para. 1, [SUPCEV].

Now notice this text. In just a few words God lays bare the matter, not in a parable, nor in any hidden manner, but in the light of a full moon is the thing stated.

I know that ye are Abraham’s seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you.  John 8:37

This is exactly the place of the professing SDA world. God’s word has no place in them, they can not be sealed, therefore they will not be in Heaven. They are satisfied with getting their card punched at church every week, but they know not the things which belong to their peace.

They get their instruction from old, nasty, moldy, defiled, bread, which is any of the “modern” translations of the Bible, beginning with the Revised Version in 1881, the very year that James died. All these translations are proven to be based on documents that the man of sin has changed and counterfeited.

And they have and cherish the counterfeit SOP. It constantly amazes me that people who profess to believe, will reject the authentic! Even if you do not know about the counterfeiting work, why would you not want the old original!? It’s just a cool thing to have, if nothing else!   And the answer is: the mystery of iniquity is at work.

So, if they study at all, they study from bad bibles, the bad SOP, and the only results to be had are bad! Small wonder then all the problems in the church. Small wonder then that the leaders go to give honor to the man of sin and the people accept it as a good thing!?!?

God Bless your Study