The Church’s Substitute for Preaching Rev. 13
and the Third Angel’s Messag

"What stronger delusion can beguile the mind than the pretense that you are building on the right foundation and that God accepts your works, when in reality you are working out many things according to worldly policy and are sinning against Jehovah? Oh, it is a great deception, a fascinating delusion, that takes possession of minds when men who have once known the truth, mistake the form of godliness for the spirit and power thereof  . . .” (8T 249)

Babylon is also charged with the sin of unlawful connection with "the kings of the earth." It was by departure from the Lord, and alliance with the heathen, that the Jewish church became a harlot; and Rome, corrupting herself in like manner by seeking the support of worldly powers, receives a like condemnation.

Babylon is said to be "the mother of harlots." By her daughters must be symbolized churches that cling to her doctrines and traditions, and follow her example of sacrificing the truth and the approval of God, in order to form an unlawful alliance with the world. The message of Revelation 14, announcing the fall of Babylon must apply to religious bodies that were once pure and have become corrupt. Since this message follows the warning of the judgment, it must be given in the last days; therefore it cannot refer to the Roman Church alone, for that church has been in a fallen condition for many centuries.”  (GC 382-383; Emphasis added.)

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From Adventist Review Online:

News Notes (March 2002)

Joe Escobar, a Florida Conference member, had the opportunity within the last year to personally present both President George W. Bush and Florida Governor Jeb Bush with copies of The Desire of Ages and The Great Controversy.[1]


[1] This presentation would be laughable if it were not so tragic.  George W. Bush is the President who has taken a wrecking ball to the U.S. Constitution and the wall of separation between Church and State.  While this is much clearer at the end of 2007 than in March, 2002, it was nevertheless clearly discernible then.  At about the same time as the presentation Roman Catholic activist Paul Weyrich reported on his website about a call to Karl Rove, "Before I get to the business of why I've called you," I said to President Bush's political guru Karl Rove, "I would be grateful if you would give your President a message from me." Rove was most obliging. "Tell him that he has mastered the art of Catholic governance," I said. Rove replied: "That's pretty good for a Methodist."

Weyrich's opinion of Bush's Catholicity was shared by then U.S. Senate heavyweight, Roman Catholic Rick Santorum.  A report from Rome in the National Catholic Reporter Online, January 18, 2002, titled "Opus Dei prestige on display at centenary event" By John L. Allen Jr. stated:

In contemporary Western debates, this idea of unity between faith and political allegiance often puts Opus Dei-inspired politicians on the right. Santorum was a forceful champion of this view. He told NCR that a distinction between private religious conviction and public responsibility, enshrined in John Kennedy’s famous speech in 1960 saying he would not take orders from the Catholic church if elected president, has caused “much harm in America.” . . . Santorum told NCR that he regards George W. Bush as “the first Catholic president of the United States.”

“From economic issues focusing on the poor and social justice, to issues of human life, George Bush is there,” he said. “He has every right to say, ‘I’m where you are if you’re a believing Catholic.’ ”  (Emphasis added)

The President’s brother, Jeb Bush, was and is a convert to Roman Catholicism, and was the prime architect of the theft of Florida’s Electoral College vote in the 2000 election.  There was slim to no possibility that either of these hardened politicians might be moved by these books, even if they read them.

The presentation was naïve - and pathetic!!  It hardly merited mention in a major SDA publication.

There is a way which seemeth right unto a man,
but the end thereof are the ways of death.  Proverbs 14:12


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