Category: The Counterfeit

Wednesday October 9, 2013

James White, as the husband-protector of Ellen AND the authentic Spirit of Prophecy, has said many things, which, if incorporated by teaching, would certainly do it’s part in safeguarding many a saint on the strait and narrow path to the City. Many are the pitfalls God, through James, has identified for the church, “yet they would not hear.”

In total opposition to what James wrote, Willie writes and puts Ellen’s name on it!

The prayer of Christ to His Father, contained in the seventeenth chapter of John, is to be our church creed. It shows us that our difference and disunion are dishonoring to God. Read the whole chapter, verse by verse.– Manuscript 12, 1899. 3SM 21.1

I’m sure Willie thought it was right, but wow! what a clutz! James has a lot different approach! as you will see here.

The object of the gifts, as stated by Paul, was “for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, till we all come in the unity of the faith.” But they have been superseded in the popular churches by human creeds, which have failed to secure scriptural unity. It has been truly said, “The American people are a nation of lords.” In a land of boasted freedom of thought and of conscience, like ours, church force cannot produce unity; but has caused divisions, and has given rise to religious sects and parties almost innumerable. Creed and church force have been called to the rescue in vain.

The remedy, however, for this deplorable evil is found in the proper use of the simple organization and church order set forth in the New-Testament Scriptures, and in the means Christ has ordained for the unity and perfection of the church. We affirm that there is not a single apology in all the book of God for disharmony of sentiment or spirit in the church. The means are ample to secure the high standard of unity expressed in the New Testament. Christ prayed that his people might be one, as he was one with his Father. John 17. And Paul appeals to the church at Corinth in these emphatic words: “Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.” 1Cor.1:10. “Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be like-minded one toward another according to Christ Jesus, that ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Rom.15:5,6. The gifts were given to secure this state of unity.

But the popular churches have introduced another means of preserving unity, namely, human creeds. These creeds secure a sort of unity to each denomination; but they have all proved inefficient, as appears from the New Schools and Reformed of almost every creed-bound denomination under heaven. Hence the many kinds of Baptists, of Presbyterians, of Methodists, and of others. There is not an excuse for this state of things anywhere to be found in the book of God. These sects are not on the foundation of unity laid by Jesus Christ, and taught by Paul, the wise master-builder. And the smaller sects who reject human creeds, professing to take the Bible as their rule of faith and practice, yet rejecting the gifts, are not a whit better off. In these perilous times they shake to fragments, yet cry, The Bible! the Bible! We, too, would exalt the Bible, and would say to those who would represent us as taking the gifts instead of the Bible, that we are not satisfied with a part of the sacred volume, but claim as ours the Bible, the whole Bible, the gifts and all.

All the denominations cannot be right, and it may not be wrong to suppose that no one of them is right on all points of faith. To show that they cannot have their creeds and the gifts too, that creeds shut out the gifts, we will suppose that God, through chosen instruments taken from each sect, begins to show up the errors in the creeds of these different denominations. If they received the testimony as from Heaven, it would spoil their creeds. But would they throw them away and come out on the platform of unity taught by Christ, Paul, and Peter? Never! They would a thousand times sooner reject the humble instruments of God’s choice. It is evident that if the gifts were received, they would destroy human creeds; and that if creeds be received, they shut out the gifts. 1880 Life Sketches, pages 344-345

And since the SDA church has followed the world and created their own creed, aka, the 27 doctrines, they had to create some strong chords (1858 Great Controversy, page 147) using the counterfeit SOP.

When anyone is drawing apart from the organized body of God’s commandmentkeeping people, when he begins to weigh the church in his human scales and begins to pronounce judgment against them, then you may know that God is not leading him. He is on the wrong track. Review & Herald, November 8, 1956

Amazing what happens when once you practice to deceive….

God Bless your Study

Monday October 7, 2013

Right close to yesterday’s quote, this was found.

Not One Heretical Sentence.--I am now looking over my diaries [SEE FOOTNOTE, P. 32.] and copies of letters written for several years back. . . . I have the most precious matter to reproduce and place before the people in testimony form. While I am able to do this work, the people must have things to revive past history, that they may see that there is one straight chain of truth, without one heretical sentence, in that which I have written. This, I am instructed, is to be a living letter to all in regard to my faith.–Letter 329a, 1905. {3SM 52.2}

This ‘statement’ flies in the face of those who want to scream “CONTEXT!” at every lie published in the SOP-his-try (sophistry)  of Satan, the counterfeit SOP. The reason is because those sentences are heretical!

Let’s take the Desire of Ages,

page 568, ten lines up from the bottom of the page, the heretical sentence reads, “He [Christ] is to-day [sic.] standing at the altar of incense, presenting before God the prayers of those who desire His help.”

This sentence is heretical because it places Christ in the Holy place, not the Most Holy! This sentence can never stand on it’s own, it requires an army of explainers, creating a word-cloud of darkness to obscure, to make it even close to acceptable!

page 790, fourteen lines up from the bottom of the page, the heretical sentence reads,  “He [Christ] ascended to the heavenly courts, and from God Himself heard the assurance that His atonement for the sins of men had been ample, that through His blood all might gain eternal life.”

page 819, ten lines up from the bottom of the page, the heretical sentence reads, “The conditions of the atonement had been fulfilled; the work for which He [Christ] came to this world had been accomplished.”

These two heretical sentences prove that the writer of the book is making a claim that the atonement was completed on the cross. This false, blasphemous claim can easily be proven by asking some simple questions.

1.) If the atonement was made on Calvary, by whom was it made? The making of the atonement is the work of a Priest; but who officiated on Calvary? Roman soldiers and wicked Jews.

2.) The slaying of the victim was not making the atonement; the sinner slew the victim, Lev. 4: 1-4, 13-15, &c., after that the Priest took the blood and made the atonement. Lev. 4: 5-12, 16-21.

3.) Christ was the appointed High Priest to make the atonement, and he certainly could not have acted in that capacity till after his resurrection, and we have no record of his doing any thing on earth after his resurrection, which could be called the atonement.

4.) The atonement was made in the Sanctuary, but Calvary was not such a place.

5.) He could not, according to Heb. 8: 4, make the atonement while on earth. “If he were on earth, he should not be a Priest.” The Levitical was the earthly priesthood; the Divine, the heavenly.

6.) Therefore, He did not begin the work of making the atonement, whatever the nature of that work may be, till after His ascension, when by His own blood He entered His heavenly Sanctuary for us.

(These are the very questions and answers O.R.L.Crosier put in his article THE LAW OF MOSES, and was published in The Day-Star Extra, February 7, 1846. Which God endorsed through his prophet Ellen, in A Word to the Little Flock, page 12, and is proof positive that the SDA church is not walking in the light of the Midnight Cry.)

Then, to add blasphemous insult to blasphemous injury, not far away is this quote.

b. The Conflict of the Ages Books: Sister White is not the originator of these books. They contain the instruction that during her lifework God has been giving her. They contain the precious, comforting light that God has graciously given His servant to be given to the world.–Colporteur Ministry, p. 125. {3SM 50.4}

They are claiming that God is the author of these heretical sentences!

Better prove all things!

God Bless your study

Sunday October 6, 2013

I am exasperated! There is a constant stream of vomit and filthiness that must be waded through to get the truth in researching the authentic Spirit of Prophecy vs the counterfeit SOP. I sometimes feel like I have jumped into a septic tank that must be bailed out by hand!!! Gross, YES!!! Sometimes necessary. Lord have mercy and give me strength to swim this filthy tide!

In picking up Questions on the Sealing Message, by J. N. Loughborough, published 1916, to check something else, my eyes fell upon these lines, page 18, which were highlighted.

If there is still a doubt of the resurrected Sabbath keepers’ being numbered with the 144,000, consider the following from Sister White’s words in 1909. At the General Conference in 1909, Elder Irwin had a stenographer accompany him in a call upon Sister White. He wished to ask her some questions, and have an exact copy of the words of the replies.
Among other questions was this one: “Will those who have died in the message be among the 144,000?” In reply, Sister White said: “Oh, yes, I those who have died in the faith will be among the 144,000. I am clear on that matter.” These were the exact words of question and answer, as Brother Irwin permitted me to copy from his stenographer’s report.

Previous to this I had not put much weight on this information, because we have The Day-Star and the 1858 Great Controversy, page 205, which, when combined, show clearly that all those who hear the voice of the Father giving the day and hour of Jesus coming and watch him come to this earth are, in fact, the 144,000, there are no others present.

After reading Loughborough’s comments today, I decided to see if Elder Irwin’s notes might be available on the White Estate CD. In checking this, I found the muck! and that is what I hate about doing this research. I feel dirty handling this junk! Here is what was found.

e. The Interviews: He [Elder G. A. Irwin] has with him a little notebook in which he has noted down perplexing questions which he brings before me, and if I have any light upon these points, I write it out for the benefit of our people, not only in America but in this country [Australia].–Letter 96, 1899. {3SM 51.1}
f. When There Was No Light: I have no light on the subject [as to just who would constitute the 144,000]. . . . Please tell my brethren that I have nothing presented before me regarding the circumstances concerning which they write, and I can set before them only that which has been presented to me.–Quoted in a letter by C. C. Crisler to E. E. Andross, Dec. 8, 1914. (In White Estate Document File, Number 164.) {3SM 51.2}

Let’s walk through this.

1.) Elder Irwin is getting written up in a letter dated 1899, for the exact same thing which Loughborough is describing in 1916, as having happened in 1909. So we can surmise that Irwin had a habit of doing this type of thing.

2.) Now all this is being written up in book 3 of Selected Messages. Lo, and behold! the very next item on that very page is a question about the 144,000, as to who they would be constituted of. And we have a letter (read proof here), dated December 8, 1914, of “Ellen’s” answer. “I have no light on the subject….”

3.) Just five years previous we have a highly credible report from a man who has made it a habit to ask Ellen, personally, difficult questions, and a highly credible report of the answer to one of those questions, from a man, who had only eight more years to live, but was a true pillar of the church, verified so.

But we have two “Ellens”!!!!!

God’s prophets do not speak with forked tongue!!!

This is another one of those cases where you MUST decide. You are forced to choose! You can not have it both ways!

Either Ellen was true and faithful to God, or she was not.

On this site we prove that Willie was Satan’s agent to re-write the entire authentic Spirit of Prophecy and that he took control immediately after James’ death, writing his views, his thoughts, his opinions, then putting Ellen’s name on the work as his authority it were, her work.

God Bless your study

Sunday September 29, 2013

So God sends his people a prophet… name of Ellen, and it’s cool for awhile, but then it starts to get irritating. Here is what I think is happening.

God sends his people a prophet… name of Isaiah, and it’s cool for awhile, but then it starts to get irritating.

And he teaches that Moses was a righteous man. And that Moses was a prophet too, and that if God’s people had just followed Moses’ writings that he, Isaiah, would not have been needed.

So some of God’s people said, “Well then, we are just going to follow the teachings of Moses and we don’t need you!” So they put him in a hollow log and sawed it in two, by hand, which takes a long time, especially when the intestines get tangled up in the teeth of the saw and some of the bones are harder than the wood.

And Ellen teaches that Isaiah was a righteous man. And that Isaiah was a prophet too, and that if God’s people had just followed Isaiah’s writings that she, Ellen, would not have been needed. You can read about that in No. 20, pages 42-49.

So some of God’s people said, “Well, we are just going to follow the teachings of Isaiah and we don’t need you!” These are “the bible only” people. In essence, they are denying that the Spirit of Prophecy is from God. If Ellen were the author then anyone could ignore it without consequence. After all, she was not well educated, was no mental giant, and, most importantly, was not God.

I have a couple of books by Ralph Waldo Emerson containing most of his essays. I’m not sure; just checked, they have no date of publication. I would guess, probably about the 1940s for the publication of this set. In some circles Ralph’s works are much esteemed.

Just to draw the comparison, looking at the difference between Ralph’s essays and the SOP in the SDA church, I would have to say they are both esteemed about the same by all. That is to say, many may have heard the name, but, so what? Some like one and some the other, yet they are both treated about the same; human writings.

As with everything else, there are some who are the fans. I used to be a fan of Emerson. Studied his writings more than the Bible, certainly more than the SOP. However, it’s been years since I even looked at Emerson’s books. Everything, and especially everything dealing with such philosophy, is from the world, contains the world’s ideas, shapes the world’s thoughts, and generally prepares the mind to reject God and his plan. Think of it as being Greekie, 1 Corinthians 1:23.

Most people in the SDA church treat the SOP exactly that way. Mostly it’s because the world has got them. Secondly, it’s the counterfeit, so God is not drawing them like he does with the authentic. There is no charm for them for the truth, because the Holy Ghost is not instructing them through those works.

God does nothing in partnership with Satan. p. 129, Para. 1,[27OT].

For a few, they believe and read, but Satan has his own charm to comfort them with as they read the counterfeit. As a result they do not see such things as page 568 in the Desire of Ages, tenth line up from the bottom, where it is declared that Christ is in the holy place, not the most holy. They just can not see it.

But they sure don’t want the original writings! “Beats all I have ever seen” is the saying that comes to mind. And the question is, “Why would you not want all the Spirit of Prophecy you could get your hands on?” Oh well, you have to just shake your head and move on. Keep looking for the “poor, hungry, scattered sheep.” The Present Truth, No. 8, page 70. (or page 64, old edition)

From what I now know, Christ could come this year. Best you get ready. Get right with God. Make sure all your sins are confessed or they will not be blotted out of the book and you will be, finally, outside the City. Now is the time to prepare. We are not told when Christ is coming because of the human tendency to put-it-off. Get ready now! Delay is not okay!

God Bless your study

Friday August 23, 2013

As a writer I know I am expected to know my stuff. But, I am not a writer by profession. I am a carpenter, schooled in the arts of carpentry by hard experience. Most of my work has been interior mouldings of all types.

One day a young fellow joined the crew. I was installing crown between the beams and cabinets in the kitchen. One particular frame had an extreme angle, about fifteen degrees, and required a special jig setup to cut. This fellow was watching me work and when I brought in that assembled frame to install, he stepped up to ask me how in the world I could assemble such a frame and expect it to fit. I said, “well, lets see.” It was my day, the fit was perfect, in front of an audience.

With writing it is different. I struggle with spelling. Got four (4) right out of fifty (50) on one of my more memorable tests. I am an iconoclast at many things. One of my supervisors chewed me out for my constant modification of my tools. Well, they were often just not made right. Designed and executed by people who did not use them. I have a similar attitude about the many rules for English; of which, I find rather refreshing the freedom found in the KJV Bible of using God’s words to define his own words.

I recently bought a used book Lapsing Into a Comma, by Bill Walsh, Copy Desk Chief, Business Desk, the Washington Post. Even though considered a stylebook, it seems to be more a collection of notes written on small pieces of paper and stuffed into one’s pockets.

Then I came to page 61, bottom paragraph.

Before radio and TV, let alone 24-hour cable news and C-SPAN, the lying journalist could rest assured that very few people would ever catch such deception [changing a quote]. Today, however, it’s pretty likely that somewhere someone is watching CNN and …. After all, what is the point of quote marks if not to signal that what’s inside is a verbatim account of what was said?

In our work, here at sopvindicated.org, we understand this, nearly perfectly. I am very sure that Willie was resting “assured that very few people would ever catch such deception.” Many of our readers own the White Estate 2008 Research CD. At about $20.00 it’s a great price and a very fast tool. I can copy and paste a document from there into WordPerfect and do the same with the original document and in seconds have a comparison, all in living color.

Willie could never have dreamed of the tool computers would be in our day, unraveling all Willie’s footsteps. Showing to the world the proof of the claims, such as “rubber stamp testimonies.” See The Early Elmshaven Years, page 46, at the bottom.

Unfortunately for the GCSDA church, the die has been cast, the strong delusion (2 Thessalonians 2:11) has been chosen by God (Isaiah 66:4) and only those who become ASKers, ask, seek, knock, will be given the mystery of the kingdom of God (Mark 4:10-11).

Many people are offended by this saying, yet it is even so, as the texts prove. Brothers and Sisters, there is no time to linger like Lot did. Don’t count on an angel showing up to drag you out of an apostate church and into Heaven. No, it’s only the ASKers that will make it—if they are faithful!

Come with us, we are following the Christ!

God Bless your Study

Tuesday July 30, 2013

Here are the three statements from the counterfeit on the use of eggs for food which the White Estate would have us study. As you read, be careful how you think. Firstly, this is the smooth reasoning of Satan, not Ellen. Second, God warns us on page 180 of the 1858 Great Controversy, that Satan is constantly putting suggestions into our minds.

And what might these suggestions be? Well, in the particular case at hand, the counterfeit SOP is so designed by Satan to deceive you into thinking that the eating of eggs is ok… for you. Better err on God’s side not Satan’s. Don’t lust for forbidden pleasures of taste. Eternal life is at stake, for you, I have made my decision.

Those who live in new countries or in poverty-stricken districts, where fruits and nuts are scarce, should not be urged to exclude milk and eggs from their dietary. It is true that persons in full flesh and in whom the animal passions are strong need to avoid the use of stimulating foods. Especially in families of children who are given to sensual habits, eggs should not be used. But in the case of persons whose blood-making organs are feeble,–especially if other foods to supply the needed elements cannot be obtained,–milk and eggs should not be wholly discarded. Great care should be taken, however, to obtain milk from healthy cows, and eggs from healthy fowls, that are well fed and well cared for; and the eggs should be so cooked as to be most easily digested. {MH 320.1}
The diet reform should be progressive. As disease in animals increases, the use of milk and eggs will become more and more unsafe. {MH 320.2}

Concerning flesh meat, we should educate the people to let it alone. Its use is contrary to the best development of the physical, mental, and moral powers. And we should bear a clear testimony against the use of tea and coffee. It is also well to discard rich desserts. Milk, eggs, and butter should not be classed with flesh meat. In some cases the use of eggs is beneficial. The time has not come to say that the use of milk and eggs should be wholly discarded. There are poor families whose diet consists largely of bread and milk. They have little fruit and cannot afford to purchase the nut foods. In teaching health reform, as in all other gospel work, we are to meet the people where they are. Until we can teach them how to prepare health reform foods that are palatable, nourishing, and yet inexpensive, we are not at liberty to present the most advanced propositions regarding health reform diet. {7T 134.6}
Let the diet reform be progressive. Let the people be taught how to prepare food without the use of milk or butter. Tell them that the time will soon come when there will be no safety in using eggs, milk, cream, or butter, because disease in animals is increasing in proportion to the increase of wickedness among men. The time is near when, because of the iniquity of the fallen race, the whole animal creation will groan under the diseases that curse our earth. {7T 135.1}

Some of our people, while conscientiously abstaining from eating improper foods, neglect to supply themselves with the elements necessary for the sustenance of the body. Those who take an extreme view of health reform are in danger of preparing tasteless dishes, making them so insipid that they are not satisfying. Food should be prepared in such a way that it will be appetizing as well as nourishing. It should not be robbed of that which the system needs. I use some salt, and always have, because salt, instead of being deleterious, is actually essential for the blood. Vegetables should be made palatable with a little milk or cream, or something equivalent. {9T 161.4}
While warnings have been given regarding the dangers of disease through butter, and the evil of the free use of eggs by small children, yet we should not consider it a violation of principle to use eggs from hens that are well cared for and suitably fed. Eggs contain properties that are remedial agencies in counteracting certain poisons. {9T 162.1}
Some, in abstaining from milk, eggs, and butter, have failed to supply the system with proper nourishment, and as a consequence have become weak and unable to work. Thus health reform is brought into disrepute. The work that we have tried to build up solidly is confused with strange things that God has not required, and the energies of the church are crippled. But God will interfere to prevent the results of these too strenuous ideas. The gospel is to harmonize the sinful race. It is to bring the rich and poor together at the feet of Jesus. {9T 162.2}
The time will come when we may have to discard some of the articles of diet we now use, such as milk and cream and eggs; but it is not necessary to bring upon ourselves perplexity by premature and extreme restrictions. Wait until the circumstances demand it and the Lord prepares the way for it. {9T 162.3}

These three different sources have a wicked harmony between them. First, in claiming that Ellen is the author, second, in catering to the lusts of the people.

The gospel takes a man where he is. This is a very important point. Any journey to any place of any distance must begin where you are, because there is no other beginning. But it is also true that you can not go anywhere without taking a step.

There are far too many who would remain at the beginning, hence they will not be in Heaven because they refuse to travel, to take a step, to grow, to perfect their characters.

Tomorrow we’ll look at what God has to say on this and I think that if you have never read it before, you will be surprised.

God Bless your Study

 

Sunday July 28, 2013

The health reform is not well received by many because it cuts directly across their favorite path. It is the voice of God pointing out the habits of diet that are harmful to the fine nerves of the brain, which are so necessary for comprehension of spiritual things. Satan wars against your understanding of these things, for in understanding new thoughts are formed, which are parent to new actions taken, which lead to eternal life.

Here at sopvindicated.org we strive to point out the dividing line between the authentic Spirit of Prophecy and the counterfeit. This dividing line is comprised of several items. We have the death of James, the date, August 6, 1881, of his death, the take-over of Willie and his team, the immediate beginning of an unbroken stream of R&H articles published under Ellen’s name, the immediate commencement of the re-writing of all the previously published authentic Spirit of Prophecy, and some small miscellaneous items.

Another item of health reform has come to my attention and we will discuss it today. Though it centers around eating eggs for food, the arguments in favor of this practice are specious and a blending of the counterfeit SOP to make a case against the authentic Spirit of Prophecy. There is a great need of all to understand this dividing line between the two and to understand that the counterfeit one is the smooth lies of Satan designed to steal your eternal life.

Here is what God has to say through the authentic Spirit of Prophecy.

The Lord, in his wisdom, designed to bring his people into a position where they would separate from the world in spirit and practice, then their children would not so readily be led away into idolatry, and become tainted with the prevailing corruptions of this age.

This is an excellent example of the meaning of the term “out so far,” as shown in The Day-Star, which some murmurers and complainers that rashly deny the light of the Midnight Cry grow weary of, this separation from the world.

It is God’s purpose that believing parents and their children should stand forth as living representatives of Christ, candidates for everlasting life. All who are partakers of the divine nature will escape the corruption that is in the world through lust. It is impossible for those who indulge the gratification of appetite to attain to Christian perfection.

Some people just hate these absolute phrases, yet, it is God that reaches out to them through the authentic Spirit of Prophecy to touch their idols, showing them the deception they are under in believing that he will accept them in their sin, as opposed to from their sin.

You cannot arouse the moral sensibilities of your children while you are not careful in the selection of their food. The tables that parents usually prepare for their children are a snare to them. The diet is not simple, and it is not prepared in a healthful manner. The food is frequently rich and fever-producing, having a tendency to irritate and excite the tender organs of the stomach. The animal passions are strengthened, while the moral and intellectual are weakened. The lower order of passions bears sway, while the moral and intellectual are servant to the baser passions. You should study to prepare a simple yet nutritious diet. Rich cakes, rich pies, prepared with spices, of any kind, and flesh-meats, are not the most healthful and nourishing diet. Eggs should not be placed upon your table. They are an injury to your children.

The last two sentences immediately above are the focus of the White Estate comments. They would have you believe that this testimony is solely for the recipient, but, as we will discover, this is not the truth.

Fruits and grains, prepared in the most simple form, are the most healthful, and will impart the greatest amount of nourishment, and, at the same time, the intellect will be unimpaired. p. 68, Para. 1, [18OT].

This last sentence is in perfect harmony with that said in No. 17, page 192.
We will continue this discussion tomorrow.

God Bless your Study

Sunday July 21, 2013

Every wind of doctrine, that’s what’s blowing these days!

I am looking at two articles, one on the trinity debate and another on the character of God debate. Most all such are written with a great emphases on “context,” which we covered just a few days ago, and “critical thinking,” also recently covered. Each one presents his case as the only way it should be understood. Why? Because the pioneers of this faith were wrong.

Now they don’t say it strongly as I did, but much more subtle, like Satan alluring with smooth words. Don’t you believe them! Prove it for yourself! Right here it is.

I was shown like this. The truth once got out now, will stand; for it is the truth for the last days, and it will live, and less need to be said upon the truth after it is out. Numberless words need not be put upon paper to justify what speaks for itself, and shines in its clearness. But it is not so with error. It is so winding and twisting that it needs a multitude of words to explain it in its crooked form. But truth is straight, plain, clear, and stands out boldly in its own defense. The cause of truth should not be hindered in its onward progress for want of means. p. 14, Para. 2, [SUPCEV].

This is what I see. People rise up at the promptings of Satan and think they have to bring great definition to something like God’s character. They do this “as if” man is going to be able to comprehend God! This is pure foolishness! It is a strong appeal to the pride of man. Here is the proof of that.

Satan would convey the idea that by eating of the forbidden tree, they would receive a new and more noble kind of knowledge than they had hitherto attained. This has been his special work with great success ever since his fall, to lead men to pry into the secrets of the Almighty, and not to be satisfied with what God has revealed, and not careful to obey that which he has commanded. He would lead them to disobey God’s commands, and then make them believe that they are entering a wonderful field of knowledge. This is purely supposition, and a miserable deception. They fail to understand what God has revealed, and disregard his explicit commandments, and aspire after wisdom, independent of God, and seek to understand that which he has been pleased to withhold from mortals. They are elated with their ideas of progression, and charmed with their own vain philosophy; but grope in midnight darkness relative to true knowledge. They are ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. p. 36, Para. 2, [1SP ].

So here is what we have, in the first passage above it was God that showed to his church, not Ellen, and it is God who is the author of the authentic Spirit of Prophecy, and it is God’s instruction that these people are setting aside as a thing of naught!

Thus they are not satisfied with what God has revealed! and are seeking to pry into the secrets of God! that which he has been pleased to withhold from mortals! There is more.

I was shown fields of labor. Towns, cities, and villages, everywhere, should hear the message of warning; for all will be tested and proved upon the message of present truth. p. 171, Para. 2, [22OT].

What is this “present truth” that all will be tested and proved upon? Why, it has to be the same exact present truth as in the first passage from above. This is so because we know that God is without a shadow of turning, he does not change! Plus, the message in the body of the authentic Spirit of Prophecy is in perfect harmony with all it’s parts and the Bible.

Why is it that everything changes at 1881? It’s real simple, James died and Willie took over and began the creation of the counterfeit SOP.

Many are tempted in regard to our work, and are calling it in question. … Some have sanctimonious, apparently conscientious and very pious, doubts, which they will cautiously drop, which has tenfold more power to strengthen those who are wrong and to lesson our influence and weaken the confidence of God’s people in our work, than if they came out more frankly. These poor souls, I saw, were deceived by Satan. They flatter themselves that they are all right, and in favor with God, rich 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. p. 11, Para. 5, [23OT].

Some will not receive the testimony God has given us to bear, flattering themselves we may be deceived, and they are right. p. 12, Para. 1, [23OT].

This is exactly the picture of these people who are traveling without a message from God. These things that God has not revealed are not to be probed by man.

Any time any one stands up and starts talking about how the pioneers did not understand something and or had something wrong, that should be a major red flag to you! Make sure you have your armor fully on!

Danger is at every hand, we are on enchanted ground…..

God Bless your Study

Thursday July 18, 2013

Because of the subject matter we deal with here at sopvindicated.org the view of trusted material can at times become obscured as the trash from the flood of evil gets carried on the waves and deposited at your feet. Time for a recap.

What can be trusted?

1.) The KJV Bible. This is so important that it eclipses all else. This is the only known “modern” (a totally relevant term) translation that is pure.

If you have questions about this or not, I strongly urge you to go to Gail Riplinger’s site, click this link, and spend a couple of bucks. I recommend you purchase In Awe of Thy Word and Hazardous Materials. These two books will answer most every objection there is. The research is very deep and the answers are quite strong.

In addition, get a copy of Our Authorized Bible Vindicated, by Benjamin G. Wilkinson. While Gail Riplinger is not an SDA, Ben is. This in no way discounts Gail’s work, it is just too excellent to be overlooked. What Ben does is to bring in the Advent pillars to his writing.

2.) The authenticated Spirit of Prophecy. Ellen was chosen by God to be his prophet and so she was. We understand she was faithful her whole life to the time of James’ death in 1881; past that date we have little proof of anything except the creation of the counterfeit SOP. But we believe that she would have been faithful the rest of her life by habit and turning to God, though the crisis around her raged.

Here is the book list we recommend. Everything we have is available for free from our download page.

3.) There are certain other true pioneer authors whose writings are for us today. O. R. L. Crosier is a prime one. It is important to understand that Crosier’s entire article is endorsed by God.

William Miller’s writings and his rules of interpretation of the Bible should be first level material. James White wrote much at the call of God and was often inspired in his speaking and writing.

These are the three main areas of reading and study you should focus on to get grounded solid in the faith. Without these you will be fodder for Satan. The counterfeited bibles and SOP will, without a doubt, will, get you off track and likely lost absent a miracle from God to save you.

This is where Saul was before he became Paul. The Jews had counterfeited their bible and they were using their traditions. This is much the same as the counterfeit SOP, many traditions, such as Ingathering, are found to be endorsed in this body of material.

Prove all things before you buy….

God Bless your Study

Wednesday July 17, 2013

A dear Sister brought another item to my attention. Here are her words.

In 1996 a book was published called Ye Shall Receive Power with the author allegedly listed as Ellen White.

Ye Shall Rec. Pwr, p.59

PhotoCopy from the book of page 59.

It was the devotional book that year and supposedly containing hundreds of quotations from her writings. They each were footnoted. However looking up each one in the original to verify the faithfulness of how they were quoted was obviously not expected by the publishers. Some of the wording was altered without notation but with clear intent. These were not spelling corrections or other legitimate editorial changes, but altering for intent without notification that changes had been made. In short deception. There is no other word for it. Here is the evidence, judge for yourself. I have asked for an answer for it from the White Estate, but to date have only received automated platitudes acknowledging my inquiry but so far nothing of substance.

 

 

Clicking on the thumbnail will yield a readable copy. I did a little bit of research on this and here is what I found.

1.) All parts of this material are considered to be counterfeited, anyway.

2.) On the 2008 White Estate CD, we find there to be very little change between the 1899 Sign of the Times and the 1996 {YRP 59}. Only one sentence was deleted with two texts.

3.) The importance of the image of the printed book is that it proves that what was printed is different from what is on the WECD. The changes are marked on the image.

4.) It gets even better. The following is the actual source for the 1899 Signs article. Of which there are three. We will put a link below for you to see the actual comparison in Red, Blue, and Black ink. It is quite clear that this is not the way Ellen worked. She did not spend her time pouring over all the material written in the past to cobble up something for next week’s article in the Signs of the Times.

We are to pray for the impartation of the Spirit as the remedy for sin-sick souls. {1888 1540.1}

In our day the church has been to a great degree content with the surface truths of revelation, made so plain and easy to be understand that many have thought these supplied all that was essential, and in accepting them they have been content. But the Holy Spirit, working upon the mind, will not allow it to rest in indolence. It awakens an earnest desire for truth uncorrupted with error and false doctrines. Celestial truths will reward the diligent seeker. {1888 1537.2}

The church needs to be converted, and why should we not prostrate ourselves at the throne of grace, as representatives of the church, and from a broken heart and contrite spirit make earnest supplication that the Holy Spirit shall be poured out upon us from on high? {1888 1540.1}

The Lord would have every one of his believing children rich in faith; and this is the fruit of the working of the Holy Spirit upon the heart. {1888 1538.2}

All above from: Chap. 180 – To S. N. Haskell “Sunnyside”, Cooranbong, N.S.W. May 30, 1896 H – 38 – 1896

The Holy Spirit never leaves unassisted the soul who is looking unto Jesus. He takes of the things of Christ and shows them unto him. If the eye is kept fixed on Christ, the work of the Spirit ceases not until the soul is conformed to His image. {DA 302.1} 1898

Through the gracious influence of the Holy Spirit he is changed, and becomes one with Christ in spirit and purpose. His affection for God increases, he hungers after righteousness, and longs to be more like his master. By beholding Christ, he is changed from glory to glory, from character to character, and becomes more and more like Jesus. He is imbued with love for Christ and filled with a deep, unresting love for perishing souls, and Christ is formed within, the hope of glory. {SpTA03 53.1} May 7, 1895. Observance of the Sabbath.

Here is the link for the comparison. It makes it very easy to see the work done. All this is in perfect harmony with what came out in the 1919 Bible Conference in a comment by, none other than A. G. Daniels, and published in a research paper by the church.

Daniells expressed his opinion that holding to a verbal inspiration concept of the Testimonies was illogical “because everybody who has ever seen the work done knows better, and we might as well dismiss it.” p. 9, Para. 3, [1919BIBL].

We have commented on this before, click here for post, and while you are in there you might as well read some of the comments about that paper. But today’s post shows exactly the truth that, “everybody who has ever seen the work done knows” that it’s not inspired.

And we here at sopvindicated.org could not agree more.

If you are a church member reading this, I hope you get angry about what you have just read. Remember, the only thing I have done is show you what you have in the books on your shelf. It’s right in front of your face. Maybe your anger will prompt you to write. Maybe it will create an interest in you for the truth. Maybe you will ASK, ask, seek, knock, until you get an answer, find, and a door opens.

God Bless your Study