Daily Devotional, Year 4: January 24 (Noble Bereans, Part 43: “Re-Thinking Ellen White Concerning the Adventist Apostasy”)

By admin On January 19th, 2018

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Daily Devotional, Year 4: January 24

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Noble Bereans, Part 43: “Re-Thinking Ellen White Concerning the Adventist Apostasy”

To read part 1, click here…”September 2nd (Noble Bereans?)”

 

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There are many who condemn Ellen White as being a false prophet and cult leader. But more often than not, most people rarely spend any time really studying her writings.

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And so, instead of an open-minded researching of her writings like “Noble Bereans” should do, they instead read some short “hit-piece” publication with a list of her supposed false doctrines.

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And this is enough to satisfy most church-goers.

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BITTER DISPUTE WITH HIERARCHY

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What few people realize is that Ellen White engaged in years of disputes with the leaders of her own denomination. And in addition, she was a sharp critic over the worldliness that began to enter into the Adventist denomination just a few short years after its inception. And this apostasy continued throughout its history.

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And the bitter dispute with the church hierarchy became sharpest in the 1890’s, until she finally had to remove herself from this most distasteful situation: she moved to Australia for a few years (in which she founded churches, hospitals and schools in the “down under” country).

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Ellen G. White – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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OTHER CHURCHES NO WORSE THAN ADVENTISTS

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Just listen to her sharp rebuke to her denomination concerning their condemnation of other churches…“Among the professed children of God, how little patience has been manifested, how many bitter words have been spoken, how much denunciation has been uttered against those not of our faith. Many have looked upon those belonging to other churches as great sinners, when the Lord does not thus regard them…If they had had the light that many of the members of our churches have had, they might have advanced at a far greater rate, and have better represented their faith to the world.” {RH August 1, 1893, par. 5 }

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Here is revealed that Ellen White was not just some steely-eyed cult leader. Her only loyalty was to God alone, and to His infallible Bible. Oh yes, she loved “The Church”. But ultimately, she regarded God’s true Church as being comprised of only the true worshipers of God, no matter what church or denomination they belonged to.

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“WHERE TWO OR THREE ARE GATHERED TOGETHER”

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Listen to her statement regarding God’s true Church…“God has a church. It is not the great cathedral, neither is it the national establishment, neither is it the various denominations; it is the people who love God and keep His commandments. “Where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them” (Matthew 18:20). Where Christ is even among the humble few, this is Christ’s church, for the presence of the High and Holy One who inhabiteth eternity can alone constitute a Church.” { Upward Look 315.5}

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So this above quote reveals that Mrs. White was under no delusion that Salvation required membership to the Adventist denomination.

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“BROUGHT DOWN TO HELL”

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As a matter of fact, during her bitter dispute with the Church hierarchy during the 1890’s, she wrote…“Of those who boast of their light, and yet fail to walk in it, Christ says, “But I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the day of judgment, than for you. And thou, Capernaum [Seventh-day Adventists, who have had great light], which art exalted unto Heaven [in point of privilege], shalt be brought down to Hell: for if the mighty works, which have been done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day. But I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee.” {RH August 1, 1893, par. 5} (Parenthetical comments by Mrs. White)

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Here was a stinging rebuke to a denomination which was rebelling against God’s Word because of their love of this present world.

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“COME OUT OF HER, MY PEOPLE”

Constellation- Woman of Revelation 12 flees to the mountains Mark 13:14.

And just one year prior to this above quote, she actually advocated bringing out God’s people from that denomination…“There is a little hope in one direction: Take the young men and women, and place them where they will come as little in contact with our churches as possible, that the low grade of piety which is current in this day shall not leaven their ideas of what it means to be a Christian.” {12 Manuscript Releases p. 333.1}

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ABOVE PICTURE – winter Constellations – Woman of Revelation 12 (Ursa Major) flees to the mountains – Mark 13:14 – Dragon comprised of Hyades, Pleiades, etc…Valley of Decision mountain comprised of Cassiopeia, etc… (This is not a star-chart, but merely a concept picture since this mountain is not in this position, but is actually in the fall months)

 

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THE CHIEF OF SINNERS: ME!

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Now it should be no joyful duty to condemn any church or denomination. Any such criticism should only be done with fear and trembling! And when we consider our own sins, we must agree with Paul…“Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.” 1st Timothy 1:15

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“FLEE OUT OF THE MIDST OF BABYLON…AND DELIVER…HIS http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Genesis19-17.jpgSOUL”

Jeremiah 51:6

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Nevertheless, God is now calling His people to come out of Babylon, the apostate church-world.

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And all those Adventists who truly love the Lord will realize that they must “flee to the mountains” and join with those who belonged to non-Adventists denominations who likewise have come out of this church-wide apostasy which has spread throughout all denominations.

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USMC-06831.jpgSTREAMS OF (GRACE-FILLED) WATERS”

Isaiah 30:25

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But when they do arrive in those mountainous strongholds they will be delighted to find…“He shall dwell on high: his place of defense shall be the munitions of rocks: bread [of Heaven] shall be given him; his [living] waters shall be sure. Thine eyes shall see the King in His beauty: they shall behold the [Promised] Land that is very far off.” Isaiah 33:16, 17 (parenthetical comments by this website’s editor)

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TO READ PART 44, CLICK HERE…Daily Devotional, Year 4: January 27 (Noble Bereans, Part 44: “God’s Law & The United States”)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Holy_bible.jpg

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“Dear Lord, Help me to be an open-minded seeker of truth, even if it means giving up a very highly regarded Church opinion! Let me be willing to investigate any seemingly new teaching if it appears to have some biblical validity…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… DECEMBER 19 (Noble Bereans, Part 19: “Re-thinking Ellen White Regarding The Mark of the Beast & The Sunday Sabbath”), or you can also read…NOVEMBER 23 (Noble Bereans, Part 20: “Re-thinking Ellen White Regarding Her Old Testament Statements”) or you can also read…January 25 (The Straw-Man! Part 3: Kingdom of the So-Called “Cults”)

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THE END

.Soldiers of the Cross - Armor-Up!

 

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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FINALLY WALKING UPWARD INTO THE HIGHWAYS OF ETERNITY

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Day by day, you will find yourself walking, like the Disciples, spreading the precious Gospel seed wherever the Spirit leads.

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Taking the lovely name of Jesus, with every word spoken. Walking through this sin-darkened world, witnessing to those who take notice that of a truth, Jesus is present within you. Even like faithful Enoch, walking through the highways and byways of life in this world, spreading the Gospel-seed of unpretentious love.

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Day by day, you will become more and more closed in with God. Moment by moment, your heart will become intertwined with God’s heart, eventually two hearts beating as one heart.

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And just like Enoch, when the appointed time of sojourning on earth is finally done…you will walk onward…and upward…and into the highways and byways of eternity. (“And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.” Genesis 5:24).

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ThomasCole-Pilgrim of the Cross at the End of His Journey wikimedia US public domain

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Castor and Pollux & The Mystery Ship of Scripture”

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TOMORROW…

January 25 (Upward, Into the Promised Land! Part 4: “Cleansing the Sanctuary” CONTINUED)

 

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THE GREAT CONTROVERSY BY ELLEN G. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Luther95theses.jpgWHITE

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This 44 chapter audio book is a brief history of the Church, from the Cross of Christ forward to the Return of Christ.

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Chapter 22 – Imprisonment and Death of John 

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Martin Luther – 95 Theses – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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EXCERPTS FROM THE OPEN FORUM QUESTION/ANSWER RADIO TALK-SHOW…

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This is a small 30 minute sampling of the late Harold Camping’s nearly 50 year-long series of 90 minute nightly talk shows…This is Open Forum Show #73

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(YOU CAN ALSO GO TO Family Radio Founders’ Site (click here), TO LISTEN TO, OR DOWNLOAD MORE OF THESE STUDIES, AS WELL AS OTHER HAROLD CAMPING STUDIES.)

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ABOVE PICTURE: Holy bible – Wikimedia – Creative Commons lic.

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