Category: Progress

Friday ~ August 19, 2016

On this site we prove the existence of the counterfeit SOP. When we take the time to give this point some serious thought we are forced by facts to certain conclusions.

 

1.) The very existence of a counterfeit proves the existence of the authentic, the real.

2.) The counterfeit seeks to take the place of the authentic.

3.) Evil intent is behind the counterfeit.

4.) There are people with evil intent behind the counterfeit because it will not come into existence on it’s own, people must create it.

5.) Because it has been 135 years since the counterfeit was begun, and, just over 100 years since it generally stopped, the original people involved in it’s creation are dead and buried. This means that those who promote the counterfeit as being of value, are more or less deceived, assuming that they are not of that small group who actually know the facts.

 

With this train of thought as a backdrop against which to observe people professing this faith today, we see that it must take time to educate and inform and we must needs be as gentle with them as God was with us in leading us in the right path, that strait and narrow way.

 

However…..

Some exposed to the existence of the counterfeit SOP will let it be known that they are fully confident in their reading and study to be able to discern any error that might be present. And it is exactly at this point that we want to focus for a moment.

The error that might be is present is actually hidden by the fog of darkness created by their own pride.

 

Three items immediately come to mind;

1.) Satan has one-hundred times greater power to deceive now than when he deceived the angels in Heaven. No.23,p.103

2.) “As we near the close of time, the human mind is more readily affected by Satan’s devices.” R&H, February 18, 1862

And, as if that were not enough….

3.) Laodiceans universally think that they arerich in spiritual discernment, when they are blind, poor, and wretched. They are doing the work of Satan, and thinking they have a zeal for God.” No.23,p.12

WOW! Good luck with that!, cause luck is all you can count on.

 

Many are the voices of warning for SDAs. But, it my opinion, any true warning is going to incorporate the following:

1.) The correct definition of inspiration—meaning that God, not Ellen, is the true author of the real Spirit of Prophecy and it speaks ONLY truth. No.26,p.11

2.) Total rejection of the gross errors of the counterfeit SOP for what it is—the lies of Satan.

3.) A true, not fake, love of Christ, manifested by keeping his words, John 14:22-24, by actions.

4.) A humble conformity to present truth, as defined by the pioneers that were in all three messages and firm in all the present truth.
The Present Truth, No.11,p.86

 

God Bless your Study

Tuesday ~ March 22, 2016

 

Today I want to promote again this petition.

 

Previously I only sent out some emails, but as Brendan Valiant has stated, in the text below (which is from the petition page), that this is something “which will put all questions at rest and provide full transparency.”
 
The following is the text as it appears on the petition page. It gives a complete explanation of the petition.
 

“In July, 2015, the Ellen G. White Estate released in a searchable, digital archive, the complete extant manuscripts and letters of Ellen White. These were based off of primary handwritten and typed manuscripts and letters that were produced over the course of Ellen White’s lifetime, up to 1915. This marked a huge step for honesty and transparency in the Seventh-day Adventist Church and the White Estate are to be heartily thanked for providing this access.

 

“The released database contains some minor editing, including grammatical and spelling additions, but there are some specific places that it does not and cannot adequately reflect the original manuscripts and letters. The handwritten and typed manuscripts and letters also contain in some instances notations by Ellen White indicating corrections to be made when the manuscripts were to be published. Also, some manuscripts or stenographic reports of sermons contain notations to say that Ellen White had read and approved of the contents, while others do not contain such notations. For full transparency to be achieved and all questions to be fully satisfied, it is necessary that researchers have access to the original, scanned copies of all extant handwritten and typed letters and manuscripts so that the database may be verified.

 

“The White Estate have already released scanned copies of other documents in the White household, both incoming and outgoing (though there are still some outstanding from Willie White’s letterbooks). There is nothing to prevent the release of these items which will put all questions at rest and provide full transparency to God’s people who gain a greater understanding of the Blessed Hope from these writings.

 
We are only a small number away from having 200 signers. It would be great if we had 2000! If you have not signed, please consider doing so.
 
Also, it would be nice to read a comment you have left. A different viewpoint, another voice, all combined will increase the perceived desire of the people. Your voice counts!
 
God Bless your study

Friday ~ December 4, 2015

On my part, I plan on gathering detailed data about the Naples Idaho area relative to existing parcels, size and location, zoning and land usage restrictions, and current ownership. The purpose is to discover two to four “ideal” locations that fit our needs for the establishment of the ASK Press.

 

In the beginning of any business it is very important to control costs. It is also very important in all that we do, to do it in a quality fashion. James states, I believe it is in the 1880 Life Sketches (mine is still packed in a box so this is from memory), “We have said it a hundred times that it is a discredit to S. D. Adventists to do a second class job at anything.”

 

In this neck of the woods there are many Mennonite believers. They have a reputation of doing excellent work. ASK believers (Advent Seventh-day Keepers) should do no less.

 

This applies to every part of the operation. Beginning with the planning, design, and all parts of the execution of that design. All should be done with God’s glory in mind.

 

Having been in the SDA church for fifty years, I have seen many schools, churches, miscellaneous buildings, &c., probably eighty percent of these exhibit the mindset that “God is coming soon, therefore we have no need to build in a quality fashion.” A small case in point. I remember walking the halls of one of the main buildings at Leoni Meadows in California, and the floor was soft, squishy, and squeaked. It was a terrible testimony from the builders.

 

Everything we do in this life is a preparation for eternity. Everything we do in this life is an expression of our then current character revealed in our acts. And that is why we need to do a first class job in all we do.

 

God Bless your study

Thursday ~ December 3, 2015

This is a short note to say that we will be setting up a mailing list. One of those all important items of advertizing. I think most people are rather to somewhat negative about advertizing and with good reason, however, advertizing is really just telling you about what we have. How that is done is where the problems come in.

 

So we do plan to advertize. To you. 😉 And let you know what we have to offer in the way of books.

 

Please send me your email that you would like to use for the purpose of getting our advertizing as we begin the establishment of the ASK Press.

 

(BTW, I rather like the ‘z’ instead of the ‘s’. Just so you know…)

 

Thank you!

 

Art
art@sopvindicated.org

Wednesday ~ December 2, 2015

Here are a few important passages about our subject. These are taken from Testimonies No. 1-11, a photocopy of one published ten years before James’ death, in 1871.

 

I will not be typing up every word, just enough to help you to find it.

 

“If we prove unfaithful in the management of what God lends us here, he will never give us the immortal inheritance. … Some who are aged are unwilling to make any settlement of their worldly business, and in an unexpected moment they sicken and die. Their children who have no interest in the truth, take the property. Satan has managed it as it suited him. … I saw the awful fact that Satan and his evil angels have had more to do with the management of the property of God’s professed people, than the Lord has. … And those who should be wise heirs of salvation almost willingly let their Lord’s money slip out of their hands into the enemy’s ranks. In this way they strengthen Satan’s kingdom, and seem to feel very easy about it.” No.5p.133-134

 

“The matters of the church should not be left in an unsettled condition. Steps should be taken to secure church property for the cause of God, that the work may not be retarded in its progress, and that the means which persons wish to dedicate to God’s cause, may not slip into the enemy’s ranks. I saw that God’s people should act wisely, and leave nothing undone on their part to place matter of the church in a secure state. Then after all is done that they can do, they should trust the Lord to overrule these things for them, that Satan take no advantage of God’s remnant people.” No.6p.149

 
“No name which we can take will be appropriate but that which expresses our faith, and marks us as a peculiar people. The name Seventh-day Adventist, is a standing rebuke to the Protestant world. Here is the line of distinction between the worshipers of God and those who worship the beast, and receive his mark. The great conflict is between the commandments of God and the requirements of the beast.” No.6p.168

 

That is enough for today. Earlier I chose the name Advent Sabbath-Keepers because that was what James’ used before the SDA name, and it is imperative that any such action avoid the names trademarked by the SDA corporation.

 

After some thought, the name Advent Seventh-day Keepers came to mind and I immediately bought a internet domain with that name. It is very close to what James used but it comes closer to God’s instruction to us, as stated above.

 

Many protestants believe they are keeping the Sabbath. The name Advent Seventh-day Keepers positively, unequivocally draws that “line of distinction” and in fact is a perfect fit to God’s instruction, in that it “expresses our faith, and marks us as a peculiar people” and it “is a standing rebuke to the Protestant world.”

 

It also keeps the acronym ASK, which I just happen to like. 😉

 

Going forward, I will be posting more often just not necessarily every day. I have a huge load of work to do to get into production of the books that are so important to the instruction of all.

 

God Bless your Study

Sabbath ~ November 28, 2015

The date above is when this post was started. A big part of the project I have been working on is complete. We are re-located to northern Idaho. Here is our current contact information.

 

Art at Sopvindicated
P. O. Box 370
Naples, Idaho 83847
Cell phone: 208-304-3870

One of the biggest reasons for the move is about the business environment. When begin to close down at the end, this location has the possibility of remaining a little more free a little longer.

 

Naples Idaho has excellent potential for the establishment of the ASK Press; and it is about that that I wish to address.

 

There is a great deal said in the authentic Spirit of Prophecy about unity among God’s people. And, we are to unite on present truth, not anything else. Here is the list of present truth as I currently understand it.

 

The 2300 days
The Sanctuary
The Commandments of God
The Faith of Jesus—Christ
The Sabbath question
The Testimony of Jesus—The Spirit of Prophecy
Man not Immortal

I will give references later, just not in this post.

 

Very many persons that God has used to promote the truth have gone to their grave, leaving their assets to their families that have no part in this faith. This is a sin against their own soul, perhaps never to be blotted out. There is much information given by God to the church on this matter.

 

I propose that interested believers leave off all strange and different beliefs, even from public discussion and come together spiritually on the platform of present truth as presented and endorsed by God in the words of the authentic Spirit of Prophecy.

 

A legal trust must hold the assets of the believers for the explicit purpose of ensuring that the assets that come into my hands are not allowed to pass into Satan’s control. The board of trustees must be composed of persons of experience who are dedicated to maintaining the purity of the text of every single bit of light God has been pleased to deliver into my stewardship and all that is given in the future.

 

I see vacant land being purchased, the ASK Press built, a few dedicated believers living locally and working as independent contractors, with the trust holding the assets for this prophesied second rise of this true Advent faith.

 

Who is on the Lord’s side?
Write.
Call.
Stand up and be counted!

 

We have very much work to be done.

 

God Bless your Study

Wednesday ~ August 5, 2015

A little update on activity on this side of the silver screen.

I am currently working on the re-write of the Advent Message Summary page. It is designed to correct the errors of that original message page which was written as a work in progress, under a constant stream of study, pressuring the early writing with a huge wave of corrections.

It has become larger than I expected at first. Later studies have revealed further details all of which are in perfect harmony with what the true pioneers understood to be present truth. This page may become the largest on the site; perhaps to remain so for some time.

As with the first writing, footnotes will be available by clicking on links that will have this appearance. [.1.] There will also be a back link for easy travel between the footnote and the article. Such footnotes are planned to be at the bottom of the page, but may end up on another page, to keep the page easy to load. We shall see what the end product looks like.

This writing should obtain a very wide circulation, as it goes into enough detail to properly support the reasons for each point of faith. It should become something of a handbook for our faith when presenting it to anyone with an SDA background. It is not designed for those who do not have an SDA background and may prove a stumbling block for such, because of the use made of the Spirit of Prophecy.

Also in the plan is the publishing of this in the form of a book. Many people still like hardcopy and we want to meet that need.

From this point, my purpose is to begin the process of covering the details of a plan for the establishment of the Advent Sabbath-Keepers Press, or ASK Press, for short. Posts will not be daily.

God Bless your Study

Friday ~ January 2, 2015

    Advent Sabbath-Keepers. That’s the name James and Ellen used, before SDA. I have chosen to adopt that name, to resurrect it. It’s fitting. Advent Sabbath-Keepers. After all, we are all about the original faith.

Advent Sabbath-Keepers. I have been studying James’ life, in my spare time, and I fell to thinking about the future. We are going to be called something. It can not be the name of the corporation that has it trademarked. Advent Sabbath-Keepers. There will be no defending it. Professors will attempt to bring shame upon it. Now we have a handle. James and Ellen had it right all along.

God Bless your study

Sunday October 13, 2013

 

I am taking on a project that requires my full attention.

Effective immediately, I will only post randomly as providence directs.

After the project is complete daily posts will resume.

There are over 1,500 posts covering many topics.

You are invited to peruse them for answers to your questions.

God Bless Your Study

Sunday August 18, 2013

We have just removed the book Biblical Institute from the download page. It carries the name of James as a co-author by implication in the preface. But this is only because both he and Uriah Smith actually presented the Institute. It is obvious that James was not invited to the party when the editing was done, as the book on page 239 has Uriah’s false understanding of the, so called, partial resurrection of the wicked, in violation of Revelation 20:5.

I have several items on this site that need this type of cleanup action. Please bear with us as we grow and shed off the lies of Satan. Prove all things. Remember that in the counterfeit SOP virtually anything can be proven. You must use the authentic Spirit of Prophecy for a true understanding.

But the Spirit of Prophecy speaks only truth. No. 26, page 11

We have all heard this a thousand times, those who are the best detectors of the counterfeit are those who only study the true. Everyone accepts the stories about this, but for some strange reason, when it comes to matters of faith, people who have no time to study and prove the truth suddenly show up believing themselves to be experts at detecting Satan’s lies. They do not understand that they are under his powerful deceptions.

Being like the Bereans is not an option really, it’s much more of an extreme necessity. Just as a reminder….

The insinuations of Satan took effect until they [the angels in Heaven] really believed that the Father and the Son were their enemies, and Satan, the benefactor. Satan has the same power and the same control over minds now, only increased by exercise and experience a hundred-fold. Men and women are today deceived, blinded by his insinuations and devices, and know it not. They are, in giving place to doubts and unbelief in regard to the work of God, and cherishing feelings of distrust and cruel jealousies, preparing themselves for complete deception. They rise up with bitter feelings against the ones who have dared to speak of their errors and reprove their sins. p. 103, Para. 1, [23OT].

As we near the close of time, the human mind is more readily affected by Satan’s devices. R&H, February 18, 1862 also in No. 7, page 83, center of the page.

He who dared to face, and tempt, and taunt, our Lord, and who had power to take him in his arms and carry him to a pinnacle of the temple, and up into an exceeding high mountain, will exercise his power to a wonderful degree upon the present generation, who are far inferior in wisdom to their Lord, and who are almost wholly ignorant of his subtlety and strength. p. 100, Para. 2, [8OT].

What chance do we have if we ignore God’s warnings! How about “little” or “none!” This is a part of that striving to get in through the strait gate.

Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. Matthew 7:13-14

Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able. Luke 13:24

Are you one of the few? or of the many? You need to decide. And best you are reading the truth for information.

Fearful is the power of self-deception on the human mind. What blindness! setting light for darkness and darkness for light. No. 26, page 121

God Bless your Study