Daily Devotional, Year 4: February 1 (Noble Bereans, Part 47: “Do Ellen White and Harold Camping Agree?”)

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Daily Devotional, Year 4: February 1

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Noble Bereans, Part 47: “Do Ellen White and Harold Camping Agree?”

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

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So, in this little series, the subject of those noble Bereans has been introduced. And today, it is still worthy of a little more exploration into another area of concern.

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Let’s review the key Bible passage… “And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming there, went into the synagogue of the Jews. These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.” Acts 17:10, 11

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St Paul Preaching (Raphael, 1515) Wikipedia US public domain

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AN OPEN-MINDED SPIRIT IN BEREA

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Okay, so those in Berea were more noble, because they:

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1. “Received the Word with all readiness of mind.”

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2. “And searched the Scriptures daily, whether those things were so.”

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And so, the Bereans were ready to receive new teachings, which no doubt, conflicted with the supposed, “orthodox” teachings of that day.

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Thus there was an open-mindedness which permeated their hearts, and a willingness to search the Scriptures daily, in hopes that these seemingly new teachings were indeed true!

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La Bible, Notre-Dame – Wikimedia – Share-Alike License

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WHITE AND CAMPING DISAGREE

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Those who follow the writings of Ellen G. White, for the most part, cannot respect the ministry of Harold Camping. There are just too many seemingly contradictory teachings.

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First and foremost is that Ellen White held to the Saturday Sabbath, while Camping believed in the Sunday Sabbath.

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Harold-Camping – courtesy Family Radio

Ellen G. White – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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WHITE AND CAMPING AGREE

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But there are many doctrines which both Camping and White taught, and agreed upon.

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First, they both believed that the Bible was the Word of God and must be followed and lived by.

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Secondly, they both taught that God would call His people to make an end-time exodus out of the apostate church-world, to take their stand in the last moments of time. 

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Third, they both believed that Christians must strive to live holy, blameless lives.

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Harold-Camping – courtesy Family Radio

Ellen G. White – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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SABBATH:”REST UNTO YOUR SOULS”

see Matthew 11:28-30

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But even though Camping erroneously taught that Sunday was the New Testament Sabbath, he also firmly believed that the 7th Day Sabbath was still to be observed in a spiritual sense.

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In other words, Camping believed that Believers must cease from thinking that any work that they might perform could ever secure their Salvation.

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That is, Camping taught that there must be a Sabbath Rest from any sort of “Do-it-yourself” type of Salvation in which a Christian must perform some little deed to secure his or her Salvation: baptism, saying the Sinner’s Prayer, church-going, or any other “good work”.

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Harold-Camping – courtesy Family Radio

Ellen G. White – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS

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And also, it must be remembered that Ellen White’s ministry preached “the everlasting Gospel” which included the Old Covenant. And so, many of her teachings were based on Old Testament concepts.

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Thus, God raised up Harold Camping’s ministry to direct New Testament Believers from attempting to literally keep the Old Testament holy days, but that they must be kept in the spiritual sense.

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Harold-Camping – courtesy Family Radio

Ellen G. White – Wikimedia – Public Domain

 

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THE LETTER OF THE LAW

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Now of course, these truths are very difficult for most Adventists who have been thoroughly groomed to keep the Sabbath by the letter of the law, and not in the spiritual sense.

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And combined with Camping’s erroneous teaching concerning the so-called “Sunday Sabbath”, this presents an insurmountable stumbling block for most Adventists!

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Harold-Camping – courtesy Family Radio

Ellen G. White – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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STUDY, BEREAN, STUDY!

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Now, one thing has to be remembered.

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USMC-06831.jpgThe proper way to test the authenticity of Ellen White’s Message and Harold Camping’s message is to study each message separately, that the truth-seeking Berean might prove to his or her self the veracity of each message. And this website is confident that any and every true worshiper of God will become satisfied that these two messengers were faithful servants of Christ.

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This same method of testing applies to the message of the 3rd angel. Spend copious amounts of time studying this message on its own merits, apart from the other two messages, remembering that God sends strong delusion to all those who have not received the love for the truth.

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USMC – Prayer before Bible study – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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“GOOD NEWS FROM A FAR COUNTRY”

Proverbs 25:25

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But the Good News is, that God is now opening our eyes to see this new message, written in the Sun, Moon, and starry heavens. And those Adventists who have truly received the love of the http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USMC-06831.jpgtruth, will be like the Noble Bereans of Acts 17, who study with an open-minded passion to find truth concerning these perplexing issues, no matter where that truth leads!

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These Noble Bereans will not be afraid to follow Ellen White’s admonition, “We have many lessons to learn, and many, many to unlearn. God and heaven alone are infallible. Those who think that they will never have to give up a cherished view, never have occasion to change an opinion, will be disappointed. As long as we hold to our own ideas and opinions with determined persistency, we cannot have the unity for which Christ prayed.”—The Review and Herald, July 26, 1892. { 1SM 37.3}
“In regard to infallibility, I never claimed it; God alone is infallible. His word is true, and in Him is no variableness, or shadow of turning.”—Letter 10, 1895. { 1SM 37.4}

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USMC – Prayer before Bible study – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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TO READ PART 48, CLICK HERE…Daily Devotional, Year 4: February 4 (Noble Bereans, Part 48: “Ellen White & Harold Camping Regarding Eternal Torment?”)

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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…August (Noble Bereans, Part 16: “The Signs Of Heaven?”) 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…October 30 (Noble Bereans, Part 26 – “The Message of the Third Angel of Revelation 14”)

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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LOCATION…

Wikipedia star-charts winter constellation in West

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The Revelation 12 Dragon Constellation can be located by finding Orion in winter months. The Dragon is to Orion’s left, and the Dragon’s mouth is right next to Orion’s shield. This Dragon’s mouth is the V-like constellation The Hyades Cluster, which is also known as the head of Taurus the Bull. The Dragon’s tail-tip is Pleiades and the lower shaft of his tail is partly of Aries  and Pisces. Then with aid of a dark and starry night, you may begin to connect the mouth and the tail with a very long body in an oval shape. The front and back legs are made of a few stars: the front legs partially of stars from Taurus . The back legs and rear fin are made of 6 stars from the Cetus Constellation.

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BODY HARD TO SEE

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The long oval-shaped body has relatively few stars, but can been seen, howbeit with a dark, starry night. The four stars of the front fins are made partially of Taurus .

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FIRST APPEARS IN MID-SUMMER

Dragon of Revelation 12 Constellation

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This Dragon constellation appears in the eastern horizon about mid-summer in the pre-dawn hours, spewing his flood-waters northward toward the Revelation 12 Woman in Travail (not pictured in this chart).

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The Wave of Water is primarily composed of the Constellation Auriga. There are two dimmer stars (#’s 1 & 2) which are closest to the Dragon’s mouth. These two dimmer stars are also part of this Wave of Water, but are not part of the Auriga Constellation.

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THE ZODIAC NAMES

It is not the purpose, nor the desire of www.theheavensdeclare.net to give any validity or recognition to the Zodiac or any pagan deities. But unfortunately, the common names of many constellations (such as Scorpio or Sagittarius, etc.), must be given, solely for the purpose of locating them on star-charts.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… The Dragon of Revelation 12 Constellation

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TOMORROW…

February 2 (Taking Back This Nation For God! Part 9: “How To Stop the Growing Lawlessness in the Land”) 

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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 30 – Enmity Between Man And Satan

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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 #82

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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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