The True Reasons For Every Valid Separation That Has Ever Occurred
Some Seventh-day Adventists sincerely believe that because the wheat and tares exist together until the harvest, that there should be no separation from their church until the church should adopt the Babylonian doctrines of Babylon, and/or instruct its members to keep Sunday sacred. This could not be further from the truth of the matter.
If the wheat and tares dwell together until the harvest, did you ever wonder why Protestants left Catholics in the Reformation? Did you ever wonder why SDA's left the fallen Protestant churches in 1884? A prime truth that most do not understand is the element of thorns. We are not supposed to unite with thorns because according to Scripture and the SDA Bible Commentary, thorns choke out the wheat and make it impossible for the wheat to mature. Thorns represent open sinners and/or perverse doctrine.
There is a firm principle that has underpinned every valid separation from any apostate church that has ever occurred. I wonder how many of you can detect that principle in the following statements:
"Christ was a protestant...The Reformers date back to Christ and the apostles. They came out and separated themselves from a religion of forms and ceremonies. Luther and his followers did not invent the reformed religion. They simply accepted it as presented by Christ and the apostles." E.G. White, Review and Herald, vol. 2, 48, col. 2.
Christ and His disciples separated themselves from a religion of forms and ceremonies. Interesting! The statement below enumerates other reasons they separated:
"The Sanhedrin had rejected Christ's message and was bent upon His death; therefore [Yahushua] departed from Jerusalem, from the priests, the temple, the religious leaders, the people who had been instructed in the law, and turned to another class to proclaim His message, and to gather out those who should carry the gospel to all nations.
As the light and life of men was rejected by the ecclesiastical authorities in the days of Christ, so it has been rejected in every succeeding generation. Again and again the history of Christ's withdrawal from Judea has been repeated. When the Reformers preached the word of [Yahuwah], they had no thought of separating themselves from the established church; but the religious leaders would not tolerate the light, and those that bore it were forced to seek another class, who were longing for the truth. In our day few of the professed followers of the Reformers are actuated by their spirit. Few are listening for the voice of [Yahuwah], and ready to accept truth in whatever guise it may be presented. Often those who follow in the steps of the Reformers are forced to turn away from the churches they love, in order to declare the plain teaching of the word of [Yahuwah]. And many times those who are seeking for light are by the same teaching obliged to leave the church of their fathers, that they may render obedience." E.G. White, Desire of Ages, 232.
The firm principle demanding separation that I refer to in the above statements is that of ecclesiastical authorities rejecting truth. In every succeeding generation since Christ, true reformers have left the church of their fathers because of that principle and that they might render obedience. In fact, that is why Christ and His disciples separated from the apostate church of Israel. They did not wait for Babylonian doctrines to be taught. They did not wait for the apostate Jewish church to keep Sunday. They did not even wait for what Ellen White parallels with the National Sunday Law--namely the surrounding of Jerusalem by Roman armies. That occurred in the autumn of A.D. 66, and the Roman general returned three years later in A.D. 70 to destroy the Temple and then the city of Jerusalem. However, Christ and His disciples were gathering out folk from the apostate church since His first act of ministry in gathering out the disciples in A.D. 27.
The notion that a church must teach Babylonian doctrines and/or keep Sunday sacred before separation occurs, demonstrates a total lack of discernment and understanding of the principle Christ and the true Reformers implemented for separation. Is the principle of Christ and the true Reformers safe to follow? What else would be safe?!
Other Signs as to When to Leave
Because the Sanhedrin rejected truth, Christ departed from Jerusalem and "gathered out" those who were to take the gospel to the then known world. "'They that forsake the law praise the wicked.' Proverbs 28:4. When those who are [ecumenically] uniting with the world, yet claiming great purity, plead for union with those who have ever been the opposers of the cause of truth, we should fear and shun them as decidedly as did Nehemiah. Such counsel is prompted by the enemy of all good. It is \the speech of timeservers, and should be resisted as resolutely today as then. Whatever influence would tend to unsettle the faith of [Yahuwah's] people in His guiding power, should be steadfastly withstood." E.G. White, Prophets and kings, p. 660.
Ever read a book by George Vandeman, entitled What I Like About.....? Ever heard that SDA's are uniting with the fallen churches in celebration of Easter sunrise services? Ever heard that Ellen White says that those fallen churches are indistinguishable from the world? Early Writings, p. 273. Ever heard that the SDA church is a member of the World Council of Churches, via membership in at least six of its subsidiary National Councils of Churches. Ever heard that most every SDA Pastor is a member of Babylon's Ministerial Associations in nearly every city of the country?
A Ph.D official at the Canadian Council of Churches, told this writer that these local Ministerial Associations, are a localized arm of the World Council of Churches. Can we be MEMBERS of Babylon's Associations, Councils and Confederacies, and at the same time call people out of Babylon via the three angel's messages? The answer is found in Isaiah 8:9-20, and Ezekiel 9:2, in the marginal definition of slaughter weapon. This is why Ezekiel 9, according to Ellen G. White, will be literally fulfilled again, beginning in SDA churches.
Can we marry the church to the world by accepting its Accreditation Standards, as the General Conference did in the early 1930's, so that all our educational facilities must now teach the same curriculum as the world. This has resulted in about 50% of SDA's not believing in the seven day creation week. Parents labor hard to pay tuition for their sons and daughters, only to have them become infidels.
Ellen White said that if the church brought the world into the church and married the church to the world, it would become the cage of every hateful and unclean bird. That is language strictly used by [Yahuwah] to define Babylon in Revelation 18.
Then there is the Omega of Apostasy involving the Trinity Doctrine and the New Movement--New Organization that came in "among us," and "REMOVED [Yahuwah]!" And that movement permits NOTHING to stand in its way, NOT TO MENTION TRUTH ITSELF! Selected Messages, Book 1, 204-5. Can you support such apostasy with your sacred tithe and offerings? Can you support a church that has removed [Yahuwah]? Friends, what in the world do we need in order to see the writing on the wall?!
All who refuse to heed these warning signs will be caught in the next slaughter of Ezekiel 9, "beginning at His Sanctuary, Jerusalem, the SDA Church, for its Omega Apostasy and rejection of the truth of its Pioneers.
Friend of mine, the above violations DO NOT constitute mere faults and defects. They involve gross apostasy and violation of [Yahuwah's] line in the sand. See Jeremiah 11:9-15; Isaiah 8:9-20 and Ezekiel Chapters 1-9.
Many SDA reject Ellen G. White, but be forewarned, where there is no vision the people perish. The Jews of circa A.D. 70, rejected true prophets of [Yahuwah] who apprised them with such warnings, but the majority perished in the destruction of their Temple and city proper. Will you?!
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