How far from her prophetic roots the Seventh-day Adventist Church has strayed!

NEWS RELEASE: Adventist Church to mark UN’s International Day of Peace September 21

Seventh-day Adventist Church leaders are inviting members to join the United Nations’ International Day of Peace on Sunday, September 21 by responding to a call for a minute of silence at noon with prayer.

In prepared remarks for the upcoming day, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged people to reflect on peace. “We must douse the fires of extremism and tackle the root causes of conflict. Peace is a long road that we must travel together—step by step, beginning today.”

The Adventist Church has promoted peacemaking efforts since its inception. In one of its official statements on peace the Church acknowledged that “Jesus wants his followers to be peacemakers in society and hence calls them blessed.”

John Graz, director of the Adventist Church’s Public Affairs and Religious Liberty department, [a disingenuous and delusional Church leader,] said, “Durable peace can not be built without developing education, health, justice and freedom for all people. That’s why the Adventist Church has heavily invested in schools, hospitals and organizations promoting freedom of conscience.”

Graz described the International Day of Peace as a “time to strengthen the ideals of peace, and to celebrate those who dedicate their lives to peace making.” . . .

Of Bible prophecies predicting worldwide conflicts in the last days of earth's history, two stand out in clear exegesis by the early Bible scholars of the Seventh-day Adventist Church AND statements of Ellen G. White in her prophetic role:

On Joel 3:9, the Seventh-day Adventist Bible Commentary, 1955 printing, states -

Adventist expositors have generally seen in this prophecy a forecast, not only of climactic events associated with the great day of the Lord, but of international military activities in the final days of earth's history. The gradual withdrawal of God's Spirit in these last days leaves the way open for a corresponding increase in satanic activity designed to lead men on to destroy one another. This process will reach its climax just before the coming of the Son of man in the clouds of heaven. (Vol. 4, p. 949.)

On Matt. 24:6, the Seventh-day Adventist Bible Commentary states -

And as the wars and rumors of wars of apostolic times foreshadowed the end of the Jewish nation, so the international turmoil and strife of our day presage the end of the world (See PK 536; 5T 753.)

In Prophets and Kings, Ellen G. White wrote -

Today the signs of the times declare that we are standing on the threshold of great and solemn events. Everything in our world is in agitation. Before our eyes is fulfilling the Saviour's prophecy of the events to precede His coming: "Ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars. . . . Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places." Matthew 24:6, 7 (PK 536-537.)

In Testimonies for the Church, Vol. 5, is found the following statement -

These lessons are for our benefit. We need to stay our faith upon God, for there is just before us a time that will try men’s souls. Christ, upon the Mount of Olives, rehearsed the fearful judgments that were to precede His second coming: “Ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars.” “Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.” While these prophecies received a partial fulfillment at the destruction of Jerusalem, they have a more direct application to the last days (P. 753.)

In Maranatha Ellen G. White wrote -

In the last scenes of this earth's history war will rage. There will be pestilence, plague and famine. The waters of the deep will overflow their boundaries. Property and life will be destroyed by fire and flood. We should be preparing for the mansions that Christ has gone to prepare for them that love Him (P. 174.)

In the last sentence is a declaration of the paramount duty of the Church in these perilous times.

It is clear that by joining in the International Day of Prayer for Peace Seventh-day Adventists are on a fool's errand. The Bible states that "the fool says in his heart, 'There is no God.'" (Psalm 14:1.) This truth can be applied to those who say in their hearts that there is no prophetic certainty. This too is a denial of the existence of God. By His own Word we know that fulfilled prophecy proves His existence -

Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me, Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure: Calling a ravenous bird from the east, the man that executeth my counsel from a far country: yea, I have spoken it, I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed it, I will also do it. (Isa. 46:9-11)

But what is this International Day of Peace all about? It is a part of the great ecumenical movement. -

United Nations International Day of Peace

Each year on September 21, the UN invites all nations and people to honor a cessation of hostilities and commemorate the International Day of Peace through education and public awareness on issues related to peace. In the quest for peace, UPF chapters around the world organize commemorations of the International Day of Peace each year.

The theme for 2015 is "Partnerships for Peace - Dignity for All."

Churches to observe International Day of Prayer for Peace

The World Council of Churches (WCC) is calling its member churches to observe the International Day of Prayer for Peace on 21 September.

This year parishes and individuals are invited to pray using the theme of the WCC 10th Assembly, “God of life, lead us to justice and peace”. The assembly takes place in Busan, Republic of Korea 30 October to 8 November.

The International Day of Prayer for Peace is commemorated by the WCC in conjunction with the United Nations-sponsored International Day of Peace on 21 September. . .

The peace prayer day began during the ecumenical Decade to Overcome Violence. The idea was born in a meeting between the WCC general secretary and the UN secretary general in 2004.

By involvement with the WCC churches, the Seventh-day Adventist Church proves herself to be a part of Babylon and a harlot by the definition of the very SDA book that published apostasy from the fundamental doctrines upon which she was founded.

A spurious peace will be achieved under the leadership of the archdeceiver Satan (Isa. 14:13-14) The culmination is as described in Isa. 2:2-5, and God's reaction is described is verses 6-22. No true Seventh-day Adventists will be found in the flow of nations described in verse 2 or among the "many people" described in verse 3.

"If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee." Rev. 3:3. The advent of Christ will surprise the false teachers. They are saying, "Peace and safety." Like the priests and teachers before the fall of Jerusalem, they look for the church to enjoy earthly prosperity and glory. The signs of the times they interpret as foreshadowing this. But what saith the word of Inspiration? "Sudden destruction cometh upon them." 1 Thess. 5:3. Upon all who dwell on the face of the whole earth, upon all who make this world their home, the day of God will come as a snare. It comes to them as a prowling thief. (Desire of Ages, p. 635)