Monday July 29, 2013

In continuing our look at the eggs in health reform… we will now look at the appendix that was added to the counterfeit SOP to explain away the point God is trying to make. This is found at the very end of Volume 2, or known as 2T. The caps are all their’s, the color is mine.

APPENDIX
PAGE 400–THE ADMONITION IN THE PERSONAL TESTIMONY ADDRESSED TO BROTHER AND SISTER E, THAT “EGGS SHOULD NOT BE PLACED UPON YOUR TABLE,” HAS BY SOME BEEN GIVEN A GENERAL APPLICATION. THAT THIS WAS NOT INTENDED AS A GENERAL TEACHING FOR FAMILIES OF NORMAL CIRCUMSTANCES IS MADE CLEAR NOT ONLY BY THE SETTING OF THE STATEMENT ITSELF, BUT ALSO BY NO LESS THAN THREE SPECIFIC PUBLISHED UTTERANCES OF ELLEN G. WHITE WHICH WOULD CORRECT ANY MISAPPLICATION OF THIS PERSONAL TESTIMONY. THESE ARE FOUND IN TESTIMONIES FOR THE CHURCH, VOLUME 7, PAGE 135 (1902), THE MINISTRY OF HEALING, PAGE 320 (1905), AND TESTIMONIES FOR THE CHURCH, VOLUME 9, PAGE 162 (1909). WE QUOTE THE LAST TWO STATEMENTS: {2T 712.1} [they then quoted from two sources in the counterfeit, which we place below. (tomorrow)]

These are the statements from the counterfeit, upon which we will comment at length. For starters, remember that we are dealing with on the one hand, the authentic Spirit of Prophecy of which we have proven that God is the author, not Ellen. On the other hand we have the lies of Satan in the counterfeit which speaks smooth things to the sinners in Zion. This is one such. I like the taste of eggs, but I like the taste of meat also; these things mean nothing, we are not to consult taste in the choice of food to eat. We are to be obedient to God.

In the appendix above they have very conveniently left out the next sentence, which says “They are an injury to your children.” The church would have us believe that this testimony is personal, only for these people, but is this the case? No! There are a great many personal testimonies for individuals in the church that are included in the Testimonies—for a reason. And here it is.

I have sought to do my duty. I have pointed out the special sins of some. I was shown that the sins and errors of all in the wisdom of God would not be revealed. All would have sufficient light; all could see, if they desired to do so, and earnestly wished to put their sins and errors from them, and perfect holiness in the fear of the Lord. They could see what sins God marked and reproved in others. If these sins were cherished by them, they should know that they were abhorred of God, and were separated from him; and unless they earnestly and zealously set about the work to put them away, they would be left in darkness. God is too pure to behold iniquity. A sin marked in one is just as grievous in the sight of God in every case. There will be no exception made by an impartial God. All who are guilty are addressed in these individual testimonies, although their names may not be attached to the special testimony borne; and if individuals pass over their own sins because their names are not especially called, if they cover their sins, they will not be prospered of God. They cannot advance in the divine life, but will become darker and darker until the light of Heaven will be entirely withdrawn. p. 137, Para. 1, [18OT].

There you have the true position of the original testimony. Even though given to a specific party, and even though it is truly a “personal” testimony, as God points out in the above paragraph, it is truly applicable to all, and especially those for whom the eating of eggs is an idol.

If you give it a bit of thought, really nothing else goes into the egg before the chick comes out. That makes it a “form” of meat eating. I personally like eggs, especially good country eggs, which are called “premium” eggs in professional cooking. And with good reason, they taste great.

I also like Salmon, tri-tip and many other things that God points out are harmful to our my spiritual life. So I left them behind on the path… and continued walking in the light of the Midnight Cry so that I might not stumble and fall off the path. As a result I have been greatly blessed with more and more light. It is an amazing thing and I am very grateful to God for his great mercy on me.

 

More tomorrow.

God Bless your Study

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