Heed the call of Rev. 18:4

The loud cry of Rev. 18 is not a great final SDA evangelistic campaign as imagined!

Here is only a part of the Church's involvement with Great Babylon

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(Sadly, the correspondents but dimly perceive the profound tragedy unfolding before their eyes - the spiritual disease of Romanism in the Seventh-day Adventist Church is terminal)




Ellen G. White wrote in "Shall We Be Found Wanting?":

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!' My Father's house is made a house of merchandise, a place whence the divine presence and glory have departed! For this cause there is weakness, and strength is lacking."  (TM 8, p. 250; Emphasis added)

She also wrote in "The Parable of the Ten Virgins":

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.  (R&H, October 31, 1899; emphasis added)

Ellen White also wrote in "The Seal of God":

Here we see that the church--the Lord's sanctuary--was the first to feel the stroke of the wrath of God. The ancient men, those to whom God had given great light and who had stood as guardians of the spiritual interests of the people, had betrayed their trust. . . . These dumb dogs that would not bark are the ones who feel the just vengeance of an offended God. Men, maidens, and little children all perish together.  (5T, p. 211; emphasis added)

Must we conclude from these and other statements in the Writings that the Seventh-day Adventist Church becomes Babylon?  Emphatically "No."  That the corporate body has become permeated by Romanism and become a harlot as predicted is plain to see if only we would consult our Bibles.  However, we must not conflate Babylon with any one of her daughters.  They are distinct, although a part of Great Babylon.  (Cf. The Church of Rome in Bible Prophecy)

Under the figure of Jezebel, our Lord has said of the Roman Church,  "And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not."  (Rev 2:21.)  Protestant and S.D.A. Bible expositors have long characterized the period of the church in Thyatira as the era of papal supremacy (See S.D.A. Bible Commentary, Vol. 7 pp. 753-754.)  "As applied to the Thyratira period of Christian history, the figure of Jezebel represents the power that produced the great apostasy of the medieval centuries" (ibid. p. 751.)  The Bible Commentary states that the textual evidence attests the reading to be "is not willing to repent," meaning that she refuses to do so.  "Here was no case of unenlightened, nor even of willful ignorance, but of insistent and defiant rebellion" (ibid. p. 751; emphasis supplied.)  This is a very significant statement.  The leaders and theologians of the Church of Rome are well-acquainted with the Bible; but they reject the Bible as the final Word of God, relying primarily on the traditions of the church for doctrine.  Therefore, assuming that the S.D.A. theologians are attempting to present doctrines based on the Bible alone, it is a foregone conclusion that the Roman Church will not accept them.  If the S.D.A. theologians seek to fortify their positions by citing traditions, then they join Rome in rejecting the Protestant principle of "Sola Scriptura."  Jezebel has "them that commit adultery with her," and she has "her children"  (Rev. 2:22,23.)  ("The Church of Rome in Bible Prophecy" above referenced)

The Seventh-day Adventist Church leadership have willingly and wilfully led the corporate body into Babylonian captivity.  The call of Revelation 18:4 to the members of the corporate body is to come out of Babylonian captivity.

However, I will reiterate what I have stated before: that the Church was not Babylon when Ellen G. White wrote in 1893, is not Babylon now, and will never be Babylon.  It is “Laodicea,” the Church to which the testimony that you have been questioning me about was addressed.  If you check my e-mail message of December 1, to which I attached a chapter from Questions on Doctrine, you will find the following statement, “Laodicea has become a harlot, a daughter of Babylon.  She is not Babylon, but has voluntarily gone into Babylonian captivity.  She is a part of Great Babylon.” (I referred you to the document that was attached.)

It is interesting to note the language of the prophets who called ancient Israel out of literal Babylon:

Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will raise up against Babylon, and against them that dwell in the midst of them that rise up against me, a destroying wind . . . Flee out of the midst of Babylon, and deliver every man his soul: be not cut off in her iniquity; for this is the time of the LORD’S vengeance ( Jer. 51:1, 6; emphasis added.)

Deliver thyself, O Zion, that dwellest with the daughter of Babylon.  (Zech. 2:7; Emphasis added.)

Today the general call is to come out of spiritual Babylon, and to the Seventh-day Adventist Church specifically I suggest it is to them that “dwell in the midst of them that rise up against me” (those who have waged war against the Truth;) to “Zion that dwellest with the daughter of Babylon.” (From "Questions on the Trinity Doctrine and Alliance With Babylon")

To heed the call of Rev. 18:4, a Seventh-day Adventist does not have to identify the corporate body as Babylon.  It is enough to exercise due diligence in BIBLE STUDY to identify all of the Romanism that permeates the contemporary Church, and FLEE FROM THE WRATH TO COME!!