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One Los Angeles, Calif.
March 15, 1935
Interest Of The S.D.A. Denomination
not your heart be troubled; ye believe in God, believe also in Me.
In My Father's house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have
told you. I go to prepare a place
for you. And if I go and prepare a
place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto Myself; that where I am,
there ye may be also.' John 14:1-3.
have we waited for our Saviour's return. But
none the less sure is the promise. Soon
we shall be in our promised home. There
Jesus will lead us beside the living stream, flowing from the throne of God, and
will explain to us the dark providences through which on this earth He brought
us in order to perfect our characters. There
we shall behold with undimmed vision the beauties of Eden restored.
Casting at the feet of the Redeemer the crowns that He has placed on our
heads, and touching our golden harps, we shall fill all heaven with praise to
Him that sitteth on the throne." 8
IN THE TRACKS OF ROMANISM
Superintendent of the Wyoming Mission was here Jan. 12 and preached 2 hours
against the SRod. Before they
separated to celebrate the ordinance of humility, he had them vote that they
would not allow any one to take part that was fighting the church, as he put it,
and as he did not mention the SRod, had we not ventured to take part, it would
have argued that we were guilty of fighting the church which, of course, is not
the congregation was finally separated and the water and basins were ready, they
hurried and got them all before we could get any, and whenever they were
finished with one, a sister, standing ready, would quickly take it and put it
under her arm, thus keeping us from getting it!
Hendricks finally went up and asked for one, and the sister hit her in the
stomach, almost knocking her breath out of her, and said "No," adding
"I will not let any of you have one." Then Sister Hendricks suggested that we sing a hymn, after
which one of the sisters immediately began a song, and we joined in singing.
At the communion service following, they refused to serve us, thus
carrying to completion 'their unholy feast.'
night at business meeting the elder reproved the sister for starting the song,
saying that she should have let us start it, for which disturbance he would have
had us arrested! He thanked her,
though, for holding the basins so we could not get any.
this meeting, they 'cast out' as evil the
name of another sister, who cried for several days over the mockery which took
place during the meeting.
the same time they voted to have the doors guarded, and not to allow any of us
to enter in the future. When I went
to the next prayer meeting, they barred the door to me, and as they shut me out,
I heard great laughter. The
following Sabbath they refused to let Sr. Hendricks
and me enter, so we stood outside until Sabbath School was over, it being 20
below zero. Last Sabbath
there were four of us who were kept without in the cold, but we studied our
Sabbath School lesson and they had a council meeting inside to determine what
they should do with us.
they say we just come to antagonize them, and we want to know what is our duty:
should we stop going all together or should we keep on going?
It seems that if we never get to go, not only will our own interest
suffer, but they will go on sleeping the sleep of death."
Mrs. Faith Pruett.
question answered in Symbolic Code, No. 8, Feb. 15, 1935, p. 8.)
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certainly are having plenty of opposition here. They now have guards at the doors to keep us from entering,
though it has been very cold weather. Last
Sabbath the elder tacked a notice on the church.
We were told by the Home Missionary Secretary that the notice was our
Sabbath School lesson. The warning
was to the effect that anyone disturbing was subject to a $50 fine or 30 days in
jail! The elder made the remark to
one of the company that he wished we would do something so that he could put us
in jail! The hatred they manifest
is awful, and they claim the right to guard the doors because God cast Satan out
of heaven and because the angels have to carry golden cards before they are
admitted into the Holy City!
of the sisters pleaded with the guards to let us in, but to no avail.
I had been told a year ago that the church would act in such a manner, I would
never have believed it. It only
serves to remind us of the history of the church down through the ages--how that
every time she lost her spiritual power, she resorted to the arm of the law.
surely enjoyed the last number of the Code which was a source of strength to
every one of us. I only wish it
need your most earnest prayers."
Mrs. Hazel Hendricks
Spirit of Prophecy warned us long ago that persecution would be the lot of every
saint and that it would come first and worst from within the church, we did not
realize how it could be possible, until during the last year when such outrages
as recounted above began to be committed in the name of truth and righteousness.
developments leave us without doubt as to where we are in the course of time's
events. Mark carefully the
following statements :
said of Himself, 'Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to
send peace, but a sword.' The
Prince of Peace, He was yet the cause of division.
He who came to proclaim glad tidings and to create hope and joy in the
hearts of the children of men, opened a controversy that burns deep and arouses
intense passion in the human heart. And
He warns His followers, 'In the world ye shall have tribulation.'
'They shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up
to the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for
My name's sake.' 'Ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and
kinsfolk, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death.'
prophecy has been fulfilled in a marked manner. Every indignity, reproach, and cruelty that Satan could
instigate human hearts to devise, has been visited upon the followers of Jesus.
And it will be again fulfilled in a marked manner; for the carnal heart
is still at enmity with the law of God, and will not be subject to its commands.
The world is no more in harmony with the principles of Christ to-day than
it was in the days of the apostles. The
same hatred that prompted the cry, 'Crucify Him!
crucify Him!' the same hatred that led to the persecution of the
disciples, still works in the children of disobedience.
The same spirit which in the Dark Ages consigned men and women to prison,
to exile, and to death, which conceived the exquisite torture of the
Inquisition, which planned and executed the massacre of St. Bartholomew, and
which kindled the fires of Smithfield, is still at work with malignant energy in
unregenerate hearts. The history of
truth has ever been the record of a struggle between right and wrong.
The proclamation of the gospel has ever been carried forward in this
world in the face of opposition, peril, loss, and suffering."
apostle knew that he could not look for justice from the people (the church) who
by their crimes were bringing down upon themselves the wrath of God.
He knew that, like the prophet Elijah, he would be safer among the
heathen than with those who had rejected light from heaven and hardened their
hearts against the gospel.
it was that once more, because of hatred born of bigotry and self-righteousness,
a servant of God was driven to turn for protection to the heathen. It
was this same hatred that forced the prophet Elijah to flee for succor to the
widow of Sarepta; and that forced the heralds of the gospel to turn from the
Jews to proclaim their message to the Gentiles.
And this hatred the people of God living in this age have yet to meet.
Among many of the professing followers of Christ, there is the same
pride, formalism, and self-
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the same spirit of oppression, that held so large a place in the Jewish heart.
In the future, men claiming to be Christ's representatives will take a
course similar to that followed by the priests and rulers in their treatment of
Christ and the apostles. In the great crisis through which they are soon to pass, the
faithful servants of God will encounter the same hardness of heart, the same
cruel determination, the same unyielding hatred.
who in that evil day would fearlessly serve God according to the dictates of
conscience, will need courage, firmness, and a knowledge of God and His word;
for those who are true to God will be persecuted, their motives will be
impugned, their best efforts misinterpreted, and their names cast out as evil.
Satan will work with all his deceptive power to influence the heart and
becloud the understanding, to make evil appear good, and good evil.
The stronger and purer the faith of God's people, and the firmer their
determination to obey Him, the more fiercely will Satan strive to stir up
against them the rage of those who, while claiming to be righteous, trample upon
the law of God. It will require the
firmest trust, the most heroic purpose, to hold fast the faith once delivered to
the saints." A.A. 430-1.
servant of the Lord says of Pilate that "he did not understand the
fanatical hatred of the priests for Him, who, as the light of the world, had
made manifest their darkness and error. They
had moved the mob to mad fury, and again priests, rulers, and people raised that
awful cry, 'Crucify Him! crucify
Him!'" D.A. 736.
S.D.A. church, repeating the history of the Jews (5 T 160), will be swayed by
its "priests" and "rulers" today to take a course against
"the faithful servants of God" "similar to that followed by the
priests and rulers in their treatment of Christ's and the Apostles'".
As the 144,000 become more and more like their Saviour, "the light
of the world," making manifest the "darkness and error"
enveloping the church, the leaders in their "fanatical hatred" of the
saints will move "the mob to a mad fury" against them and, in
desperation born of blind and raging hatred, will reach out for the civil arm of
power to accomplish their evil ends, merging the following type into antitype.
by choosing a heathen ruler (Caesar_symbol of the power of this world), the
Jewish nation had withdrawn from the theocracy.
(Here see 7 T 109, par. 1 in connection with 5 T 75, last par., and 5 T
456, bottom of page.) They had
rejected God as their king. Henceforth
they had no deliverer. They had no
king but Caesar. To this the
priests and teachers had led the people. For
this, with the fearful results that followed, they were responsible.
A nation's sin and a nation's ruin were due to the religious
leaders." D.A. 738.
division must come. The destruction
of "Jerusalem is a representation of what the church will be if it refuses
to receive and walk in the light that God has given. Jerusalem was favored of God as the depository of sacred
trusts. But her people perverted
the truth, and despised all entreaties and warnings. They would not respect His counsels. The temple courts were polluted with merchandise and robbery.
Selfishness and love of mammon, envy and strife, were cherished.
Every one sought for gain from his quarter. Christ turned from them, saying: 'O Jerusalem, Jerusalem,'
how can I give thee up? 'How often
would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her
chickens under her wings, and ye would not!' Matt. 23:37...
publishing house has been turned into desecrated shrines, into a place of unholy
merchandise and traffic. It has
become a place where injustice and fraud have been carried on, where
selfishness., malice, envy, and passion have borne sway.
Yet the men who have been led into this working upon wrong principles are
seemingly unconscious of their wrong course of action."
8 T 67-8.
of the S.D.A. church, the Spirit of God says: "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."' 8 T 250.
us not say, Stay Thy hand, O God. The
church must be purged, and it will be."
1 T 100.
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the foregoing proves that the church needs and is going to be thoroughly
purified, the following reveals that the S.D.A. ministry will not consent to it:
ancient men, those to whom God had given great light, and who had stood as
guardians of the spiritual interest of the people, had betrayed their trust.
They had taken the position that we need not look for miracles and the
marked manifestation of God's power as in former days.
Times have changed. These
words strengthen their unbelief, and they say, The Lord will not do good,
neither will He do evil. He is too
merciful to visit His people in judgment. Thus
peace and safety is the cry from men who will never again lift up their voice
like a trumpet to show God's people their transgressions and the house of Jacob
their sins. 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."
5 T 211.
fulfillment of the above, the ministry now scorns the idea that the judgment of
Ezek. 9 is a literal slaughter upon "the house of God" before the
close of probation for the world, taking rather the position that it is the
seven last plagues, consequently saying, "We need not look for miracles and
the marked manifestation of God's power as in former days....Thus peace and
safety is the cry from men who will never again lift up their voice."
Why? Because "all"
have perished in the slaughter which they had declared God was "too
merciful to visit" upon "His people."
night is approaching and the shadows of the dark ages are beginning to fall upon
God's people, when "all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer
persecution" (2 Tim. 3:12). The
time is nigh upon us of which prophecy says: "The dragon was wroth with the
woman, and went to make war with the remnant (the 144,000) of her seed, which
keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ."
(Rev. 12:17.) But we
"reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be
compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us."
our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more
exceeding and eternal weight of glory."
(2 Cor. 4:17.)
"beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try
you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: but rejoice, inasmuch as ye
are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when His glory shall be revealed, ye
may be glad also with exceeding joy. If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for
the Spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part He is evil spoken
of, but on your part He is glorified.... For the time is come that judgment must
begin at the house of God." (1
Pet. 4:12-14, 17.)
yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due
time: casting all your care upon Him; for He careth for you.
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring
lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: whom resist stedfast in the
faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that
are in the world. But the God of
all grace, Who hath called us unto His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that
ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you. To Him be glory and dominion for ever and ever.
Amen." (1 Pet. 5:6-11.)
NEW-MODELED PRAYER AND BUSINESS MEETING
a few of the 600 members of the Glendale Church met for what they were pleased
to call a prayer and business meeting. After
a few songs were sung and a few short prayers offered, the president of the
Conference gave a talk on false prophets and error coming into the church.
prayer meeting was then quickly turned into a business meeting for the purpose
of disfellowshipping another sister who is a believer in the message of the SRod,
and the pastor announced that, as business was the order of the meeting, all who
were not members of the Glendale Church were kindly requested to leave.
myself there were present two or three other believers in present truth who have
also been deprived of their membership rights.
Instead of leaving at the pastor's request, we all kept our seats, for
the sister with whom we were sitting, the one who was to be "cast
out," wished us to stay. But
seeing our intention to remain, the pastor called out my name, saying:
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___________, you are no longer a member of our church, so I request you to
leave, also the ones who are with you."
I kept my seat, hoping to be able to stay, but immediately the church was
in an uproar, several rising from their seats and requesting us to leave.
Then the pastor ordered the deacons to take care of us, we finally
deciding to walk out with our escorts, the deacons, by our sides.
outside we met some S.D.A.'s, members of other churches, who were waiting for
their friends and relatives, to whom we passed out tracts and gave the message,
one dear old lady consenting to a Bible study.
We now thank the deacons.
the Lord for the simple means which He uses to get before the people this
wonderful truth that He will soon have a church without spot or wrinkle or any
such thing, pure and perfect, by which to warn the world in the Loud Cry and
quickly cut short His work on earth, as we read in 5 T 187:
off your spiritual lethargy. Work
with all your might to save your own souls and the souls of others.
It is no time now to cry peace and safety.
It is not silver-tongued orators that are needed to give this message.
The truth in all its pointed severity must be spoken.
Men of action are needed,--men who will labor with earnest, ceaseless
energy for the purifying of the church and the warning of the world.
great work is to be accomplished; broader plans must be laid; a voice must go
forth to arouse the nations. Men
whose faith is weak and wavering are not the ones to carry forward the work at
this important crisis. We need the
courage of heroes and the faith of martyrs."
the Lord for the glorious light that is shining upon our pathway, and I want to
follow my Saviour all the way at any cost.
And in behalf of the leaders and members of the Glendale Church, I ask
your prayers, that they may fall on the Rock Christ Jesus, and be broken before
the Rock falls upon them and grinds them to pieces. (Luke 20:18.)
Mrs. E.M. Crawford
22nd I received from the church clerk a registered letter whereby I was notified
that the question of my membership in the Glendale S.D.A. Church would be given
consideration at a business meeting the following evening.
God that, in a call like that, we do not need time for a special preparation,
but can claim that wonderful promise of the Lord that when we are delivered up
to the councils or brought before governors or kings for His name's sake, we
shall take no thought how or what we shall speak, for it shall be given us in
the same hour.
arrived at the meeting a few sisters, believers in the message for the hour,
were already there; but they were asked to leave the church; and as some of them
refused to leave on my account, they were roughly put out, afterwhich the Elder
of the church read the charges and accusations against me, in which I noticed he
was not particular always about stating the truth.
finally they gave me time for remarks, I reminded them that if I should be
summoned before a secular court, I would be allowed to have my witnesses; but as
they preferred to deal with me all alone, I assured them that God was with me
and if God is for us, who can be against us?
gave my conviction that the S.D.A. church is the only church on earth today that
God recognizes as His church, and that this movement will go through to the
kingdom; but that the present spiritual condition of the church is so deplorable
that a revival and reformation must needs take place to save us, in proof of
which I read several statements from the Testimonies, until it got so
uncomfortable for them that they limited me and demanded a straight answer to
the question as whether or not I believed the SRod.
that I believe the Bible and the Testimonies 100% as the Word of God, also any
other book that is fully in harmony with them; and therefore if they did vote me
out of the church, I am no offshoot but an outcast.
climax came when the president of the Conference got up and said: "Those
statements which this sister has been reading are nothing but condemnation, and
we know that condemnation comes from the devil!" The statements which I
read were all from the pen of Sr. E.G.
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some of which are as follows; 5 T 217; T.M. 359; C.O.R. 50-51, 67, etc.
they voted me out on the grounds that I do not believe as the church does; but
how can I believe as they do, when they have drifted so far from the old
landmarks as publicly to state that Sr. White's writings come from the devil?
God forgive them for they know not what they do.
Mrs. Anna Engen
sowing the seed and praying that the Lord will water it. The conference men and
the ministers have implanted that frightful fear in the hearts of the people
that makes them afraid even to read. It is a case of spider and fly: the fear
has been deeply inculcated that if they read, the fabled deadly black spider
will grab them and hold them tight in the soul destroying meshes of error.
I plainly see that the church is God's church but that those who do such
work are not His people, for they act just like the papists did in Luther's
God that He has given us the grit and will power to stand on our own feet, and
by His grace we shall stand upon them if we have to stand alone as we do now.
us, for our hearts and souls are in the message of the SRod, which has made a
great change in our lives; and with God's help and guiding hand, we are going
through to the kingdom, numbered among the 144,000--Praise God!
Mrs. W.L. Harper
the years that I have been a S.D.A., I have never been satisfied with my
Christian experience. I have felt a
lack of something, I knew not what, until some time ago a brother gave me Vol. 1
of the SRod. Since reading it, I
know that I am a better Seventh-day Adventist, and that it is a message from
God, and I pray that our people may accept it.
16, after prayer meeting at the evening hour, the Conference president called
the church board together, having previously sent us a personal invitation to
meet with them. This meeting was
called for the specific purpose of considering our attitude toward the doctrine
of the SRod. The committee included
both the president and the auditor of the Union Conference. We were given an opportunity to make statements to the
brethren, which we did, making it plain that we accepted the SRod teaching and
that we urged our brethren and sisters to investigate this truth for themselves,
in harmony with the instructions as given by the servant of the Lord regarding
any new truth that comes to us.--"Testimonies on Sabbath School Work,"
Union president was called on for counsel, and suggested that our names be
dropped from the church roll. So on
Sabbath, Feb. 2 the Conference president, having preached at the Clovis church,
and having charge of the services, presented the board's action to the church.
We were disfellowshipped because of our stand on the SRod.
We were again given an opportunity to witness for the Master and tried to
let Him do the most of the speaking by reading from the 5th chapter of Acts,
verses 27-40, also T.M. 106-7, regarding the dangers of rejecting truth because
of the decisions of our leading brethren.
made to feel very sad because these dear folks here are doing the same as the
Jews did in the days of Christ, when they crucified Him. But with Him we asked the Father to forgive them for they
know not what they were doing. Some
day, if they do not repent, they shall stand before the judgment bar and be
ashamed. Yet with all this sadness,
we are made to rejoice because of the consolation found in Isaiah 66:5,
"Hear ye the word of the Lord, ye that tremble at His word: your brethren
that hated you, that cast you out for My name's sake, said, Let the Lord be
glorified: but He shall appear to
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joy, and they shall be ashamed."
question was put to the church for vote, it evidently became quite embarrassing
for the elder, as several seconds passed before any one in the congregation had
courage to make the motion, and then several more seconds passed before a second
was obtained, and this had to come from the elder's wife. Of course, a secret ballot was taken, and the ones who did
the tallying announced that no negative votes were cast. However, we understand that some unused blanks were sent in.
some of the members with us for dinner and discussed the message to some extent,
and we believe that these people are open-minded.
They have expressed themselves as willing to investigate for themselves,
and are so doing at this time.
forward with assurance of success, based upon the promises of the Lord, I shall
let the following words close this news letter from the New Mexico territory:
strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the
Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest." Jos. 1:9. "For
God hath not given us a spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a
sound mind." 2 Tim. 1:7.
for "all truth,"
perhaps the most pleasant task of those connected with the work in this office
is the reading and answering of the many inspiring communications which come to
us daily, we therefore deeply regret that the overflow of correspondence has
caused us to disappoint many of the brethren by our delay to reply.
But as this is clearly from circumstance rather than choice, we feel sure
that the brethren will bear with us until the office facilities can be
sufficiently enlarged as to be commensurate with the ever increasing
reading our 'Symbolic Code' news items, I notice that you have an employment
agency, and I would appreciate it very much if you could help me in some way
find work, for I cannot get any here unless I work on the Sabbath, which I
cannot do, because I mean to be faithful to the Lord even if I have to go
have in school one little girl who is seven years old, and who needs books and
clothes, which it is hard for her to go without.
wish you would please all pray with me that the Lord will give me strength to
overcome every trial and temptation, for this is the most trying hour of my
life. I will be so happy when the
I am very much in need and will appreciate your help in any way."
above appeal comes from a sister in South Carolina, and if any have or know of
any general work that she might have, or if any can assist her in any other way,
please in either case communicate with this office for her name and address.
"I would like to know how to harmonize Rev. 16:18 with Rev. 8:5.
If in Rev. 8:5 it means that the judgment had resumed again, what does it
mean in Rev. 16:18?"
It means the same thing (judgment resumed), after the seven plagues have been
fulfilled (Rev. 15:8), which would be at the time for the commencement of the
judgment of the wicked during the millennium.
"How do you harmonize the teachings of SRod with the following: C.O.L. 72
and 73, which say that the tares and wheat grow together until the end of
probationary time, and C.O.L. 122 and 123 which say: 'When the mission of the
gospel is completed, the judgment will accomplish the work of separation'?"
The question in regard to C.O.L. 72 is answered as follows: If the harvest ends
probationary time, the period in which the
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is done must be in and not after probationary time. Thus is fulfilled Jer. 8:20: "The Harvest is past, the
summer is ended (showing the harvest to be a period of time having a beginning
and ending), and we are not saved (proving that the harvest is the time for
being saved or, in other words, probationary time)."
This is in harmony both with E.W. 118 and Matt. 13:28, the former of
which says that the Third angel is the one that does the harvesting, and the
latter of which says that the angels separate the tares from the wheat "in
the time of harvest," both of which prove again that the harvest is a
period of time and not simply the moment or day when Christ comes in the clouds
of heaven to gather in the redeemed.
statement in C.O.L. 73 that "false brethren will be found in the church
till the close of time" is pointing to the "time of the
end"--that time of which Ezekiel prophecies in the following words:
"The days are at hand, and the effect of every vision."
(Ezek. 12:22.) Hence, when
Christ says, "Let both grow together until" the close of time, He is
pointing down to our day, the "time of the end," in which period the
harvest is to be effected and to separate the "tares" from the
"wheat." The difficulty
that has caused many to misunderstand C.O.L. 73 is that they have failed to
realize that we are right now at the very "close of time."
It is also this failure to understand correctly what the close of time
really means that has caused them to stumble over the kindred subjects of the
122 says that "the net" "gathers both good and evil into the
church. When the mission of the
gospel is completed, the judgment will accomplish the work of separation."
It is impossible for the action of separation to precede the action of
judgment. In the very nature of
things, judgment must take place before separation. Thus, the separation which
was determined during the investigative judgment is executed after the actual
judging is over. This is in perfect
harmony with T.M. 234 which says, "The time of the judgment is a most
solemn period, when the Lord gathers His own from among the tares."
us consider the matter from another angle.
All are agreed that the Gospel net represents the church and that
"the casting of the net is the preaching of the Gospel."
Hence if the time when the net is drawn ashore and the Gospel commission
completed were at the close of human probation, then the bad fish should be left
in the net and not cast away, for there would no longer be any use for the net,
therefore no need to cast the bad out of it.
But as it is, the bad are cast away, showing that the net is to be
prepared (cleansed) to be cast forth a second time.
the very first vision which Sr. White had was of the 144,000. The denomination has always believed that its purpose was to
gather the remnant people, the 144,000. Hence,
when it (the net) was first sent forth in 1844, it was for the gathering of the
144,000, which it still vaguely believes it is after, but which the SRod proves
it has already gathered. And as the
144,000 are firstfruits, showing that second fruits must follow, and further, as
the "net" has through the years gathered "of every kind, good
(the 144,000) and bad alike, therefore the "net" has to be drawn
ashore and the "good" gathered into "vessels," and the
"bad" "cast away" before the secondfruits (the great
multitude--Rev. 7:9; Isa. 66:20) can be gathered (Rev. 18:4).
time spoken of in the statement under discussion is at Ezekiel 9, when the
gospel to the 144,000 has been completed and they--the firstfruits--have been
harvested the world over; the gospel has sealed them for eternity and has
completed its work in their lives, and they are ready to be sown (sent forth)
for the harvesting of the second fruits in the Loud Cry, at the close of which
time the harvest will have been completed and they (the second fruits) will have
been added to the 144,000 (the firstfruits), and all will be ready for
"If the beast is not the papacy, why should Sr. White speak of it as the
papacy in G.C. 439, 443, 445, 579?"
The reason that Sr. White speaks of
the beast as the papacy is that (as is explained in SRod, Vol. 2, pp. 85-89,
95-98) during the period of the 1260 years, of which she is treating in those
instances cited in G.C., she is dealing only with the papal head, and not with
the beast in all its different aspects--7 heads, 10 horns, etc.--but only with
the head that was wounded; which being on the beast, and an important part of
it, makes it correct for her, in order to express her thought, to say: "the
beast--the papacy," by which statement, however, she does not imply that
all "seven heads" and "ten horns" are the
"papacy," but rather only the head that was
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unto death, just as we often call the fourth beast of Dan. 7 the papacy;
realizing well that such usage excludes the horns (10 kings) and includes only
the "little horn having the eyes of a man."
"If one receives the SRod, and fully accepts it, is there any possibility
of being lost?"
If the SRod is the truth, and one accepts it with all one's heart, and does the
truth, the possibility of being lost would be identical to the possibility of
Paul's being lost for accepting with all his heart the message which Christ sent
to him and of which he said, "But this I confess unto thee, that after the
way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all
things which are written in the law and the prophets."
as the SRod is the Elijah message (T.M. 475), it is impossible for anyone who
accepts it and lives it to die, for the type demands translation.
Thus it is that Elijah stands as a type of the 144,000. (D.A. 421.)
"Should the subjects as presented in the SRod be studied in our Sabbath
There should be no instance where aught else is taught at SRod meetings at any
time. If the SRod is present truth,
then it takes precedence over every other form of Bible truth, for the Spirit of
Prophecy says, "It is 'present truth' that the flock needs now" (E.W.
63), and T.M. 118 admonishes: "Advance new principles, and crowd in the
clear cut truth."
"Are there 3 decrees to build the temple only, and then one by Artaxerxes
to build the walls and complete the restoration of Jerusalem?"
Ezra 6:14 answers the first part of the question, showing that there were three
decrees issued for the building of the "house?"--one by Cyrus, one by
Darius, and one by Artaxerxes.
6:14 also answers the second part of the question, naming Cyrus, Darius, and
Artaxerxes as the one who made the three decrees.
proves that Artaxerxes Longimanus, who made the decree to beautify (not build)
the house (verse 21) and to rebuild the city, came after the time and the events
("things") chronicled in the preceding chapters of Ezra.
Therefore, the decree of Artaxerxes of Ezra 6:14, for the building of the
temple, could not be the Artaxerxes' decree of Ezra 7:1 '
Ezra 6:15 shows that there is another decree besides the three on record in the
Scriptures, Sr. White speaks only of those which are there recorded.
Thus, she refers to Cyrus' (P.K. 578; Ezra 1:1) as the first; Darius' (T.M.
203; Ezra 6:1) as the second; and Artaxerxes Longimanus' (P.K. 607, 610; G.C.
326; Ezra 7:21) as the third.
is a sacred duty for those who cook to learn how to prepare healthful food.
Many souls are lost as the result of poor cookery.
It takes thought and care to make good bread; but there is more religion
in a loaf of good bread than many think."
use in bread making, the superfine white flour is not the best.
Its use in neither healthful nor economical.
Fine-flour bread is lacking in nutritive elements to be found in bread
made from the whole wheat. It is a
frequent cause of constipation and other unhealthful conditions."
or twice-baked bread, is one of the most easily digested and most palatable of
foods. Let ordinary raised bread be
cut in slices and dried in a warm oven till the last trace of moisture
disappears. Then let it be browned
slightly all the way through. In a
dry place this bread can be kept much longer than ordinary bread, and, if
reheated before using, it will be as fresh as when new." M.H. 301-2.
use of soda and baking powder in bread making is harmful and unnecessary.
Soda causes inflammation of the stomach, and often poisons the entire
system....Bread should be light and sweet.
Not the least taint of sourness should be tolerated.
The loaves should be small, and so thoroughly baked that, so far as
possible, the yeast germs shall be destroyed."
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WHOLE WHEAT BREAD
wash one large potato or two smaller ones, and after slicing them with the skins
on, put them to cook in about a quart of water.
Cook slowly until they are tender, run them through a sieve or ricer, and
add to the water that remains enough cool water to make in all one and one half
quarts of water and potato.
in a large vessel, dissolve one cake of Fleischman's yeast in a little water,
and add it to the mixture. Then put
on this enough flour to make a sponge, and let it stand in a warm place till it
is nice and light.
into it 1 tablespoon salt, 2 tablespoons of raw sugar or honey, and 2
tablespoons of corn or nut oil, mix thoroughly, and add enough whole wheat flour
to make a dough stiff enough to knead, but not too stiff. Then turn out on floured board and knead it by folding it
over and over and pressing it together, until elastic to the touch.
is thoroughly kneaded, set it aside in a warm place to raise, and when it is
light, form it into loaves or buns and let it raise again, not letting it get
too light. Then place it in a hot
oven, and the first ten minutes of baking will finish raising it.
After the first ten minutes in the oven, turn the fire lower to finish
a very nourishing bread, and if made right, it is delicious. Though not so light as white bread, you will soon learn to
like it. It makes a fine zweiback,--something
for the teeth to exercise on.
WHOLE WHEAT STICKS
cups of whole wheat flour, add 1/2 cup of corn, olive, or nut oil.
To this, add enough water to make a stiff dough.
Then turn dough out on a floured board, and knead it by folding over and
over, from 7 to 10 minutes or longer, until it is light and pliable. Roll it out
1/2 inch thick and cut it in strips. Then
roll these to pencil like proportions and bake them in medium oven till well
done and a delicate brown.
make a very good food with which to replace bakers' bread, and can truly be
classed as the "Staff of life."
Code, Vol. 1, No. 8, Feb. 15, 1935, page 7, par. 7, line 2, the date Jan. 18
should be March 18.
Code, Vol. 1, No. 8, Feb. 15, 1935, page 11, "Near Buttermilk" recipe,
line 5, the line should read: "mix and rub to a cream one tablespoon of
peanuts or almonds flaked exceedingly fine with one tablespoon of orange or
McCune of Greeley, Colo. advises us that, in editing her testimony as found on
page 6 of the Feb. Code, we added a thought which she did not intend it to
contain. Thus in rectification, we
reprint her testimony verbatim from the original copy, which is as follows:
present truth of the third angel's message, to which the message of the angel of
Rev. 18:1 is giving great light, has filled my soul, and the power of the Holy
Spirit has convinced me that a great reformation is needed and is now in
progress, beginning in my own life.
lead each one who is honest in heart to a diligent study of His Word, that we
may have "the truth as it is in Jesus" and be prepared to receive the
seal of God.
Mary M. Mc Cune
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THAT ALL MAY HAVE
conference meetings in Los Angeles early in 1934, it was unanimously adopted
that every Friday afternoon at 5 P.M. Pacific Standard Time, believers in
present truth would seek God in behalf of the message, believing that such a
concerted voice would lay at Heaven's altar, in all truth, "the effectual
fervent prayer of a righteous man (which) availeth much."
earnestly ask that all join at the appointed hour in this mighty prayer band
which is to shake the world. "Not
by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit, saith the Lord of hosts," is our
work to be done.
assist in habituating yourself to keep this appointment, we suggest that for
three or four Fridays, when you arise in the morning, you set your alarm clock
for 5 P.M. Pacific Standard Time; 6 P.M. Mountain Standard Time; 7 P.M. Central
Standard Time; 8 P.M. Eastern
Standard Time, according to your respective zones.
henceforth at this time on Fridays, rejoicing in the sense of united strength,
lift our voices in unison to God in mighty intercession in behalf of our own
church and all concerned.
append a short list of some of the workers in various places, and make a general
appeal to the readers of "The Symbolic Code," who may have S.D.A.
acquaintances or relatives in these localities, that you put the worker in touch
with them by a letter of introduction. The
workers will be very grateful for all such help received.
Warden, 2918 Umatilla St., Denver, Colo.; Mrs. Hazel Hendricks, Fort Mackenzie,
Sheridan, Wyo.; H.F. Roller, 1016--23rd St. Anacortes, Wash.; Eugene Lipsey,
4022 Newton Ave., San Diego, Calif.; John Berolinger, R 1 Box 325, Escondido,
Calif.; R.T. Nash, R 2 Box 7A, Redlands, Calif.; Miss Esther O'Malley, 1155 W.
36 St., Los Angeles, Calif.; E.T. Wilson, R 5 Hendersonville, N. Car.; Dr. Robt.
L. Stokes, Brevard, N. Car.; Dr. John H. Young, 2130 Wallace St., Columbia, S.
Car. Wm. Edwards, Gen. Del., Hartford City, Ind.; Perry M. Jones, 121 E. Olive
Ave., Redlands, Calif.
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and successfully at this office. Also
every one desiring the Code must send in his name and address, for only those
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to eliminate money changing for tithe and offering, paying for books, etc. on
the Sabbath, a Laodicean practice which the Word of God condemns, let us
carefully attend to all such matters on the first day of the week (1 Co. 16:2)
by placing all monies in envelopes. To
this end we advise that each company supply itself with small inexpensive
envelopes. Do not use church
materials where you are no longer paying for them, for it is not right.
present truth believers try to fit themselves to get into the Lord's work, for
He is now calling for laborers into His great harvest.
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