HARLOTRY ON THE RAMPAGE!!

The word of Jan Paulsen:
Some have been critical, and rightly so, of an eschatological perspective that serves simply to reconcile us to current miseries. Awaiting [Christ's return] is not a passive exercise, but something that demands action [in] the present.
"Adventist Church moves to strengthen partnerships with health organizations" ANN, July 2009 (Emphasis added)

The Word of the Lord Jesus Christ:
These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.  John 16:33 (Emphasis added)

And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.  Rev. 12:17

He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.  Isa. 53:3

The solemn time has come when ministers should be weeping between the porch and the altar, crying, "Spare thy people, O Lord, and give not thine heritage to reproach" (Joel 2:17). It is a day when, instead of lifting up their souls in self-sufficiency, ministers and people should be confessing their sins before God and one another. (3SM 390.2)

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  . . .”
Who can truthfully say: "Our gold is tried in the fire; our garments are unspotted by the world"? I saw our Instructor pointing to the garments of so-called righteousness. Stripping them off, He laid bare the defilement beneath. Then He said to me: "Can you not see how they have pretentiously covered up their defilement and rottenness of character? 'How is the faithful city become an harlot!'  (8T 249)

The command is, "Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof." These sighing, crying ones had been holding forth the words of life; they had reproved, counseled, and entreated. Some who had been dishonoring God repented and humbled their hearts before him. But the glory of the Lord had departed from Israel. Although many still continued the forms of religion, its power and presence were lacking. (RH, January 11, 1887 par. 9; emphasis added)

In the time when his wrath shall go forth in judgments, the humble, devoted followers of Christ will be distinguished from the rest of the world by their soul anguish, which will be expressed in lamentation and weeping, reproofs and warnings. . . . They will be powerless to stop the rushing torrent of iniquity, and hence they will be filled with grief and alarm. They will mourn before God to see religion despised in the very homes of those who have had great light. They will lament and afflict their souls because pride, avarice, selfishness, and deception of almost every kind are in the church. (RH, January 11, 1887 par. 10; emphasis added)

From Final  World Events in Prophecy Foreshadowed 2012:

A question that arises out of the depths of APOSTASY! The light of prophecy has gone out in the Seventh-day Adventist Church - what an astonishing spectacle! (Cf. THE CHURCH OF ROME IN BIBLE PROPHECY):

From [D]@gmail.com: 

Will Rome be the new world capital for religious freedom? [No longer accessible] The False Prophet (apostate Protestantism) in alliance with the Beast (Church of Rome) steadily and at times dramatically advancing fulfillment of Rev. 13:12-17 in the United States, while Rome continues her quiet negotiations with Israel towards fulfillment of Dan. 11:45, and accelerates her New Evangelization of the world towards fulfillment of Rev. 13:3 (last part)

HARLOTRY ACKNOWLEDGED - CHURCH MEMBERS FOLLOW BLINDLY

THE CHURCH PLAYS THE HARLOT IN THE LAST REMNANT OF TIME!

SDA LEADERSHIP POLITICKING WITH WORLD LEADERS

INTER-RELIGIOUS COOPERATION

This updated page on the flood of harlotry flowing through the ranks of the Seventh-day Adventist Church begins with the above link to an Adventist World article reporting on the appointment of Pastor Patrick Linton Allen as Governor-General of Jamaica.  The article provides a classic example of the misleading use of Ellen G. White's Writings.  The overall tenor of the article leads the unsuspecting Church member far away from the narrow path of self-denial and humility, which is the mark of a true Christian and essential to acceptance by God the Father in His Beloved Son Christ Jesus.  The second paragraph of the article reads as follows:

"Indeed, the sixth governor-general of Jamaica is not only the first Seventh-day Adventist to hold this revered post in his native land; he’s the first Adventist pastor to have been elevated to the job anywhere. Ellen G. White, a pioneering founder of the Seventh-day Adventist movement, spoke of a time when Adventists would occupy high public office, and now Allen is one of these.

Another section of the article titled "For such a Time as This" includes the following passage:

Even though there’s one Seventh-day Adventist for every 423 people on Earth (using 2007’s World Population Reference Bureau’s figure of 6,624,528,000 people here), the 146-year-old church isn’t as well known, or understood, as it could be. Having an Adventist as Jamaica’s chief of state—where the church is widely acknowledged as being the single largest Protestant Christian bloc in the country, with roughly 11 to 12 percent of the population as members—elevates the church in the eyes of an entire nation, if not a whole region. 

“For a number of us, it does something to our church’s esteem,” said Derek Bignall, a Seventh-day Adventist pastor who succeeded Allen as president of the West Indies Union. “We know now that we have got to go a rung higher in our operations.” 

He added that the internal attitude now is: “‘Straighten up your shoulders and walk straight now, you’re an Adventist.’”  (Emphasis added) 

The use of Ellen G. White's name without specific documentation of her purported statement prompted the following inquiry directed to Adventist World by e-mail:

In the above titled article this intriguing statement is made, “Ellen G. White, a pioneering founder of the Seventh-day Adventist movement, spoke of a time when Adventists would occupy high public office, and now Allen is one of these.”  There is no documentation of Mrs. White’s statement.

Can you provide me with the specific citation/citations for this statement?

The reply was as follows:


Subject: RE: New Man at Jamaica's Helm

This from one of the Review editors:  

There are likely several statements by Mrs. White that would support such an interpretation, but in this instance, I was particularly thinking of the following, from "Fundamentals of Christian Education," page 82: 

“Dear youth, what is the aim and purpose of your life? Are you ambitious for education that you may have a name and position in the world? Have you thoughts that you dare not express, that you may one day stand upon the summit of intellectual greatness; that you may sit in deliberative and legislative councils, and help to enact laws for the nation? There is nothing wrong in these aspirations. You may every one of you make your mark. You should be content with no mean attainments. Aim high, and spare no pains to reach the standard.”

 I hope this helps. 

Judy Thomsen
Correspondence Editor
Adventist World/Adventist Review
12501 Old Columbia Pike
Silver Spring, MD 20904

One could point out that the quotation from FCE is not quite the prophecy represented by the article; but there is no denying that the statement is explicit, and can be used to legitimize the quest for and acceptance of such high honor as the one bestowed on Pastor Allen.  However, before getting carried away by such ambitions, it is well to consider the following:

How many there are whose lifelong ambition it is to be esteemed great among men, that like Jehoiada they may be inscribed in the city among kings, and have their names handed down as great men. God's great ones have their names registered in the Lamb's book of life; and if they remain faithful to the end they will have a pure, nobler immortality than earth can conceive of. They will have a crown of immortal glory that will never fade away. Then why seek for the honors of earth? Rather, live in such a way that it may be written on your gravestone, "He hath done good in Israel, both toward God and toward His people."

Christ did not seek to be thought great, and yet He was the Majesty of heaven, equal in dignity and glory with the infinite God. He was God manifested in the flesh. What a rebuke is the life of Christ to everything like self-conceit, self-exaltation, seeking to be great among men! {20MR 94}

But there is even more that is applicable to the life of a Christian, and specifically a Seventh-day Adventist in these times when the evidence is overwhelming that God is separating the wheat from the chaff, and sealing the saints in Zion for the final conflict of the ages!!

Consider first the phrases emphasized above: "elevates the church," "it does something to our church’s esteem," "Straighten up your shoulders and walk straight now, you’re an Adventist."  Do they signify glory to God or to man?  They are antithetical to the following admonitions and counsel of the Apostle Paul:

That no flesh should glory in his presence. But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.  1 Cor. 1:29-31 (Emphasis added)

But he that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord. For not he that commendeth himself is approved, but whom the Lord commendeth.  2 Cor. 10:17-18 (Emphasis added)

And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence. Col. 1:18 (Emphasis added)

Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate. Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproachFor here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come.  Heb. 13:12-14  (Emphasis added)

No verses of Scripture should be taken lightly, and least of all these which go to the heart of the essentials for salvation.  Ellen G. White defined justification by faith and regeneration as follows:

What is justification by faith? It is the work of God in laying the glory of man in the dust, and doing for man that which it is not in his power to do for himself. When men see their own nothingness, they are prepared to be clothed with the righteousness of Christ. When they begin to praise and exalt God all the day long, then by beholding they are becoming changed into the same image. What is regeneration? It is revealing to man what is his own real nature, that in himself he is worthless. These lessons you have never learned. Oh, that you could realize the value of the human soul. (20MR 117; emphasis added)

This realization of nothingness and the recognition of worthlessness, are the essential state of mind of those who await the ultimate seal of God in the Final Atonement.  It is expressed in the concept of "soul affliction."  How revealing it is to do a word search for "afflict their souls" in the Writings of Ellen G. White and note the critical importance of soul affliction for those who live in the sealing time!  Here are passages that embody this essential for salvation in the time of the antitypical Day of Atonement:

We are now living in the great day of atonement. In the typical service, while the high priest was making the atonement for Israel, all were required to afflict their souls by repentance of sin and humiliation before the Lord, lest they be cut off from among the people. In like manner, all who would have their names retained in the book of life, should now, in the few remaining days of their probation, afflict their souls before God by sorrow for sin and true repentance. There must be deep, faithful searching of heart. . . . There is earnest warfare before all who would subdue the evil tendencies that strive for the mastery. The work of preparation is an individual work. We are not saved in groups. The purity and devotion of one will not offset the want of these qualities in another. . . . Every one must be tested, and found without spot or wrinkle or any such thing. {Mar 93.3}

In the typical service, when the work of atonement was performed by the high priest in the most holy place of the earthly sanctuary, the people were required to afflict their souls before God, and confess their sins, that they might be atoned for and blotted out. Will any less be required of us in this antitypical day of atonement, when Christ in the Sanctuary above is pleading in behalf of his people, and the final, irrevocable decision is to be pronounced upon every case? {RH, March 22, 1887 par. 9}

Thus in humility we kneel at the foot of the Cross "To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the belovedIn whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace" (Eph. 1:6-7; emphasis added.)  These statements of Ellen G. White are firmly based on Lev. 16:29-31:

And this shall be a statute for ever unto you: that in the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, ye shall afflict your souls, and do no work at all, whether it be one of your own country, or a stranger that sojourneth among you: For on that day shall the priest make an atonement for you, to cleanse you, that ye may be clean from all your sins before the LORDIt shall be a sabbath of rest unto you, and ye shall afflict your souls, by a statute for ever.  (Emphasis added.)

The Apostle Paul sheds light on the "sabbath of rest" in the fourth chapter of Hebrews.  At the heart of it he states,  "There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God. For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his"  (vs. 9-10; emphasis added.)  This is a proscription of good works as a means of earning salvation.  How much more therefore is it a proscription of the works of union with the world?  Jan Paulsen is totally out of order in stating, "Some have been critical, and rightly so, of an eschatological perspective that serves simply to reconcile us to current miseries. Awaiting [Christ's return] is not a passive exercise, but something that demands action [in] the present. "Adventist Church moves to strengthen partnerships with health organizations" ANN, July 2009 (Emphasis added.)  Either Paulsen does not know his Bible, or this is a bold and presumptuous statement of defiance against the Word of God.  He recognizes the eschatological nature of the times, but advocates action that is the opposite of the need for consecration and soul affliction in these end times.

It is the great tragedy of the Seventh-day Adventist Church that its leaders failed to make necessary corrections of the Sanctuary Doctrine in accordance with Lev. 4 & 16 when they had the opportunity to do so in the mid twentieth century.  Instead, they abandoned the foundation principle of a dual atonement, that of the sacrificial atonement at the Cross which brings forgiveness of sin and the Final Atonement of Christ's ministration in the Heavenly Sanctuary which brings forgiveness and cleansing.  This is at the root of the apostasy that has produced increasing entanglement with the Church of Rome and her daughters, and also with the secular world.  The reports that are gathered on this website are but the tip of the iceberg.  The process has been long and in large measure secretive at the highest levels.  Now the entanglements are advancing at all levels and in all parts of the Church organization.

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Of the reports of harlotry that are hyperlinked in this section and the other sections of this web page, one is of the most disturbing gravity:

First religious liberty festival in Jerusalem draws hundreds

This page Armageddon sheds vital light on the deadly nature of involvement with ecumenical events in Jerusalem.  This involvement of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in a religious liberty festival in Jerusalem should sound the alarm in the Adventist community.  It places the Church on the wrong side of prophecy:

The prophetic scriptures picture the gathering together for the battle of the great day of God Almighty as energized by "the spirits of devils" under the symbol of "frogs" coming "out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet (Rev. 16:13-14). . . .  The final conflict is in a "place called in the Hebrew tongue – Har-Magedon" (16:16 ARV). "Har" in Hebrew means, "mountain.' The phase of the conflict that brought "salvation" (12:10) was settled on a "mount" outside Jerusalem, Golgotha, "the place of the skull" (John 16:17). The final phase of the conflict both before and after the 1,000 years will be settled at the place called in the Hebrew tongue - Har-Mo'ed - "the mount of the congregation" - Jerusalem, and even as the first phase - outside the gates of the city (Rev. 20:9).  Spirits of Devils, WWN 11(05)

As the Word of God rides forth to "judge and make war," He does not come unopposed. "The beast and kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against Him that sat on the horse, and against His army." (19:19) They had been gathered together by "spirits of devils" to "a place called in the Hebrew, Har-Mo'ed," for "the war (Gr.) of the great day of God Almighty." (16:13-14, 16) The "beast" and "the false prophet" are taken and cast "alive" into "the lake of fire." (Gr. 19:20) Daniel speaks of the "beast" which had "the little horn" as being "given to the burning flame." (7:11)  EXEGESIS OF REVELATION -6- The Tale of Two Cities WWN 10(95)

Overall, the following statements have been sounding a warning that has too long been ignored:

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.)

What was the origin of the great apostasy? How did the church first depart from the simplicity of the gospel? By conforming to the practices of paganism, to facilitate the acceptance of Christianity by the heathen. The apostle Paul declared, even in his day, "The mystery of iniquity doth already work." 2 Thessalonians 2:7. During the lives of the apostles the church remained comparatively pure. But "toward the latter end of the second century most of the churches assumed a new form; the first simplicity disappeared, and insensibly, as the old disciples retired to their graves, their children, along with new converts, . . . came forward and new-modeled the cause."--Robert Robinson, Ecclesiastical Researches, ch. 6, par. 17, p. 51. To secure converts, the exalted standard of the Christian faith was lowered, and as the result "a pagan flood, flowing into the church, carried with it its customs, practices, and idols." --Gavazzi, Lectures, page 278. As the Christian religion secured the favor and support of secular rulers, it was nominally accepted by multitudes; but while in appearance Christians, many "remained in substance pagans, especially worshiping in secret their idols."--Ibid., page 278.

Has not the same process been repeated in nearly every church calling itself Protestant? As the founders, those who possessed the true spirit of reform, pass away, their descendants come forward and "new-model the cause." While blindly clinging to the creed of their fathers and refusing to accept any truth in advance of what they saw, the children of the reformers depart widely from their example of humility, self-denial, and renunciation of the world. Thus "the first simplicity disappears." A worldly flood, flowing into the church, carries "with it its customs, practices, and idols."
(GC 385-385; emphases added)

The greatest want of the world is the want of men-- men who will not be bought or sold, men who in their inmost souls are true and honest, men who do not fear to call sin by its right name, men whose conscience is as true to duty as the needle to the pole, men who will stand for the right though the heavens fall. (Ed 57; emphasis added.)

Some will be honest when it costs nothing; but when policy will pay best, honesty is forgotten. Honesty and policy will not work together in the same mind. In time, either policy will be expelled and truth and honesty reign supreme, or if policy is cherished, honesty will be forgotten. They are never in agreement; they have nothing in common. One is the prophet of Baal, the other is the true prophet of God(2MCP 638; emphases added)

The following are but a few of the reports which signal a fallen Church that has led its members into harlotry and Babylonian captivity:

 

Standish appointed new UN liaison for Adventist Church

Potential Adventist Church-WHO collaboration looks promising, leaders say

Adventist elected to historically state-church led organization

Former Adventist Church president for West Indies region knighted by Queen

 
Here is the conclusion of the matter:

The first, second, and third angels' messages are to be repeated. The call is to be given to the church: "Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth have waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies. . . . Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities."

Many who went forth to meet the Bridegroom under the messages of the first and second angels, refused the third, the last testing message to be given to the world, and a similar position will be taken when the last call is made.  (The Parable of the Ten Virgins, RH, October 31, 1899; emphasis added)