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One September 15, 1935
Interest Of The S.D.A. Denomination
WAVES FROM MOUNT CARMEL
to the Old Paths"
symbolic Code for the month of August we reported the progress on Mt. Carmel in
so far as the building program and the increased population is concerned, and as
we have started nothing new in this line save the finishing of the buildings
which were then under construction, we shall not say more about it at this time.
However, we are glad to report of the progress made in spiritual lines;
that is, in dress and health reform, which step has drawn us nearer to the Lord
and we feel His blessings resting upon us, for which we are very thankful.
sure that all the friends of the cause for reform will be pleased to see the
entire company in perfect harmony with our profession, such as has never been
witnessed since the days of the apostles. We
are not saying this boastingly, for we know that there is much to be done for
every one of us before our characters be transformed into His glorious image,
and before we shall be worthy to be called "The holy people, The redeemed
of the Lord" by those who shall embrace the Third Angel's Message after the
sealing of the 144,000. (Isa. 62:12.)
sure that this forward step on Mt. Carmel is greater than any previous one, and
if continued, says the Lord: "Thy light" shall "break forth as
the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness
shall go before thee; the glory of the Lord shall be thy rereward.
Then shalt thou call, and the Lord shall answer; thou shalt cry, and He
shall say, Here I am." (Isa.
it is hard to depart from some of the things which we have inherited by birth,
and which we have been cultivating for years, and because we have practiced them
while holding membership in the S.D.A. denomination, and because the church has
many who think God has given them a sort of license to perpetuate the customs of
the world, yet Mt. Carmel has stripped itself of "crisping pins,"
artificial embellishments, of the "veils" and the "bonnets,"
low necks, high skirts, naked arm pits, rolled down stockings, high heels, and
all the vain customs and the idols of the land, and has cast them into perpetual
desolation. Thus freeing its
inhabitants--men, women, and children--from all these iron bands!
surprising to learn that many of our people who are "standing in the light
of present truth" and who are even taking a part in the proclamation of the
reform message have failed to reform themselves!
Therefore, the attention of every believer in present truth is again
being called to restudy the message of the SRod and the "Testimonies for
the Church," and quickly, without a moment's delay, make all such
alterations. This is your final
allow your children, nor yourselves, on the streets scantily clothed, or without
stockings except when bare footed. Dress
sleeves should be below the elbow, while the length of the skirt is to be
regulated by dividing in two the number of inches from the bend of the knee to
the floor. In other words, if your
limb from the knee to the floor measures 20 inches, your skirt should nor be
higher than 10 inches from the floor. For
children under 12, the number of inches from the bend of the knee to the floor
may be divided in three parts, and let the skirt be one-third below the knee, or
two-thirds above the floor. If you
desire to preserve your respect and modesty, and the morals of your children and
receive the seal of God in your foreheads, do not yourselves, or permit your
children to display their naked bodies to men and boys.
go into extreme. Dress yourself and
your children in such a way as to prevent special attention and immodesty, yet
clean and neat, and though inexpensive, the material may be of durable quality.
was shown that the people of God should not imitate the fashions of the world.
Some have done this, and are fast losing the peculiar, holy character
which should distinguish them as God's people.
I was pointed back to God's ancient people, and was led to compare their
apparel with the mode of dress in these last days.
What a difference!
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change! Then the women were not so
bold as now. When they went in
public, they covered their faces with a vail.
In these last days, fashions are shameful and immodest. They are noticed in prophecy.
They were first brought in by a class over whom Satan has entire control,
who, 'being past feeling, have given themselves over into lasciviousness, to
work all uncleanness with greediness.' If
God's professed people had not greatly departed from Him, there would now be a
marked difference between their dress and that of the world.
The small bonnets, exposing the face and head, show a lack of
modesty....The inhabitants of earth are growing more and more corrupt, and the
line of distinction between them and the Israel of God must be more plain, or
the curse which falls upon worldlings will fall on God's professed people."
and old, God is now testing you. You
are deciding your own eternal destiny. Your
pride, your love to follow the fashions of the world, your vain and empty
conversation, your selfishness, are all put in the scale, and the weight of evil
is fearfully against you....And I saw that the Lord was whetting His sword in
heaven to cut them down. Oh that
every lukewarm professor could realize the clean work that God is about to make
among His professed people! Dear
friends, do not deceive yourselves concerning your condition.
You cannot deceive God."--"Testimonies for the Church,"
Vol. 1, pp. 188, 189, 190. Read the
third chapter of Isaiah, verses 16-26.
white flour and refined sugar products and do not eat fruit and vegetables at
the same meal. The average stomach
will hold less than a quart. Do not
commit suicide by overloading it. Do
not confine yourselves to a diet of a few articles. Let your table be furnished with foods which God provides for
your use each season of the year, prepared in as simple and natural a manner as
possible. Do not try to keep well
on cooked food alone. Coffee, tea,
cocoa, and chocolate should find no place in a S.D.A. home.
do ye spend money for that which is not bread?
and your labor for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto Me, and eat ye that which is good,
and let your soul delight itself in fatness. Incline your ear, and come unto Me:
hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with
you, even the sure mercies of David."
that sanctify themselves,...eating swine's flesh, and the abomination, and the
mouse, shall be consumed together, saith the Lord."
there should be among you man, or woman, or family, or tribe, whose heart
turneth away this day from the Lord our God, to go and serve the gods of these
nations; lest there should be among you a root that beareth a poisonful herb
[margin] and wormwood; and it come to pass, when he heareth the words of this
curse, that he bless himself in his heart, saying, I shall have peace, though I
walk in the imagination of mine heart, to add drunkenness to thirst; the Lord
will not spare him, but then the anger of the Lord and His jealousy shall smote
against that man, and all the curses that are written in this book shall lie
upon him, and the Lord shall blot out his name from under heaven.
And the Lord shall separate him unto evil out of all the tribes of
Israel, according to all the curses of the covenant that are written in this
book of the law." (Isa. 55:2, 3; 66:17; Deut. 29:18-21.)
ye, depart ye, go ye out from thence, touch no unclean thing; go ye out of the
midst of her; be ye clean, that bear the vessels of the Lord."
persons should sleep in one bed except it be in an emergency. Those who neglect this health principle are sowing seeds of
sorrow instead of seeds of health and happiness.
go to meetings, whether it be in the S.D.A. churches or where present truth is
being taught, do not dishonor your God by talking whispering, or laughing.
Shaking hands with others in the church of God encourages common
conversation, distracts others from the object of the meeting, and leads into
evil. Greeting one another at
church should be done at the close of the service on the outside of the
building, but if in a cottage meeting it may be permissible on the inside after
the meeting is dismissed. "Be
silent, O all flesh, before the Lord: for He is raised up out of His holy
habitation." (Zech. 2:15.)
attention is called to another great neglect on the part of God's people.
Says the Holy Spirit, "But I would have you know, that the head of
every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of
Christ is God." (1 Cor. 11:3.)
Note the way the chain of divinity links humanity--God, Christ, the man,
the woman. "Every man praying
or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonoreth his head [God]. But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head
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dishonoureth her head [the man]: for that is even all one as if she were shaven.
For if the woman be not covered, let her also be shorn: but if it be a
shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered.
For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the
image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man.
For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man.
Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the
man." (verses 4-9.)
above scripture teaches that a man ought to take his hat off when praying or
prophesying (teaching the Scriptures) while the woman should put hers on.
Why? Because the head of the
man is God but the head of the woman is the man.
If the man covers his head he dishonors God.
Hence, if the woman uncovers her head when praying she dishonors her
head--the man, and by dishonoring the man she dishonors God, for the man is the
"image and glory of God." Moreover,
the covering of the woman's head when approaching God symbolically sets the
man--(her head) aside and thus comes before God.
conclude by reading verse 15 that the woman's hair is the covering above
required, for if that be the case, then the man should shave his head in order
to make the distinction between the two, and as we know that man has never been
required to shave his head, it proves that the woman's covering when praying is
not her hair but her hat or some other head covering.
Again, if the Spirit of God is teaching that the woman's hair is the
covering above required, why say, When "praying or prophesying"?
How could she take off her hair (covering) when not praying unless she
wears a wig? Can she put on or
remove her natural hair at random? Furthermore,
as women never bobbed their hair in Paul's time, it would have been unnecessary
to ask them to leave it on, and again he says, "If the woman be not
covered, let her also be shorn or shaven. These
words plainly lay down the rule that if the woman is neither shorn nor shaven,
then "let her be covered." In
these verses is stated that the "woman having long hair, it is a glory to
her." Therefore, the covering
of her hair also denotes humbling before God or, as it were, laying aside her
asking grace at meals it may not be necessary to follow this rule, but it
certainly is essential when teaching or worshipping whether it be at home or in
leads His people on, step by step. He
brings them up to different points calculated to manifest what is in the heart.
Some endure at one point, but fall off at the next.
At every advanced point the heart is tested and tried a little closer.
If the professed people of God find their hearts opposed to this straight
work, it should convince them that they have a work to do to overcome, if they
would not be spewed out of the mouth of the Lord.
Said the Angel, 'God will bring His work closer and closer to test and
prove every one of His people.' Some
are willing to receive one point; but when God brings them to another testing
point, they shrink from it and stand back, because they find that it strikes
directly at some cherished idol. Here
they have opportunity to see what is in their hearts that shuts out Jesus.
They prize something higher than the truth, and their hearts are not
prepared to receive Jesus. Individuals
are tested and proved a length of time to see if they will sacrifice their idols
and heed the counsel of the True Witness. If
any will not be purified through obeying the truth, and overcome their
selfishness, their pride, and evil passions, the angels of God have the charge,
"They are joined to their idols, let them alone,' and they pass on to their
work, leaving these with their sinful traits unsubdued, to the control of evil
angels. Those who come up to every
point, and stand every test, and overcome, be the price what it may, have heeded
the counsel of the True Witness, and they will receive the latter rain, and thus
be fitted for translation."--"Testimonies for the Church," Vol.
1, p. 187.
Carmel Center has set the example and let all our brethren follow by strictly
complying with God's requirements if they wish to depart from the sins of the
world, receive the seal of God and escape the destruction.
All should make the necessary adjustments by the next issue of this paper
and show to God that you are glad to obey all His righteous requirements, and by
your sacrifice demonstrate your love for the salvation of His people that they
may not stumble over your sins but be drawn to Him by your good example, and
thus also prove true to the message we bear.
Those who neglect to strictly comply to the testimony of the True Witness
in this reform will be left without an excuse, and when asked: "Friend, how
camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment?" they will be
speechless. (Matt. 22:12.)
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love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave Himself for it;
that He might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the Word,
that He might present it to Himself a glorious church, not having spot, or
wrinkle, or any such thing, but that it should be holy and without blemish.
So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies.
He that loveth his wife loveth himself. For no man ever yet hated his own
flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church: for we are
members of His body, of his flesh, and of His bones.
For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be
joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh."
love your wives, and be not bitter against them. Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well
pleasing unto the Lord. Fathers,
provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged."
display not your bodies, watch chains, and other vain trinkets for they cast
reflection on your characters and cheapen your bodies--the image of God.
SHALL WE BLAME? THE BODY OR THE
"Spirit of truth" makes it clear that no circumstance in life, be it
ever so trying, will justify us in deviating from the plain path of duty.
Paul declared that nothing would "move" him, and that he was
willing to die if necessary, only that his Lord might be glorified in his life
and his nation saved.
Spirit of Prophecy: "To stand in defense of truth and righteousness when
the majority forsake us, to fight the battles of the Lord when champions are
few,--this will be our test. At
this time we must gather warmth from the coldness of others, courage from their
cowardice, and loyalty from their treason." "Testimonies for the Church," Vol. 5, p. 136.
from the old landmarks is clearly evident from the following that it is not
confined to the offshoots which have arisen from time to time through the years.
"We have wandered away from the old landmarks.
Let us return. If the Lord
be God, serve Him; if Baal, serve him. Which
side will you be on?"--"Testimonies for the Church," Vol. 5, p.
church has turned back from following Christ her Leader, and is steadily
retreating toward Egypt. Yet few
are alarmed or astonished at their want of spiritual power." Id. 217.
"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."--"Testimonies for the Church," Vol. 8, p. 250.
Jesus views the state of His professed followers today, He sees base
ingratitude, hollow formalism, hypocritical insincerity, Pharisaical pride and
for the Church," Vol. 5, p. 72 .
above citations clearly forewarn us that the church as a body has "turned
back from following Christ her Leader," and that "apostasy" is
right among His "professed followers" to the extent that the
"divine presence and glory have departed" from the church.
These facts should cause every one of us, with fear and trembling, to
"sigh and cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst
thereof," lest we gnash our teeth for sorrow in the eternal ruin.
Shall we not be as responsive as were the Minevites of old or shall we
pay the terrible price?
of those who indulge in criticizing those who reprove at the gate, we read:
"They will question and criticize everything that arises in the unfolding
of truth, criticize the work and position of others, criticize every branch of
the work in which they have not themselves a part.
They will feed upon the errors and mistakes and faults of others, 'until,
' said the angel, 'the Lord Jesus shall rise up from His mediatorial work in the
heavenly sanctuary, and shall clothe Himself with the garments of vengeance, and
surprise them at their unholy feast; and they will find themselves unprepared
for the marriage supper of the Lamb.' Their
taste has been so perverted that
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would be inclined to criticize even the table of the Lord in His
kingdom."--"Testimonies for the Church."
Vol. 5, p. 690.
above is clear that the true leader of the church will "rise up from His
mediatorial work in the heavenly sanctuary" and bring to a close forever
"unholy" feasting, not after the close of probation but "in the
unfolding of truth."
of this fearful apostasy, caused by "doubt and even disbelief of the
testimonies of the Spirit of God" (Testimonies for the Church, Vol. 5, p.
217), by both preacher and layman, and inasmuch as "the ancient men, those
to whom God had given great light,...had betrayed their trust" (Testimonies
for the Church, Vol. 5, p. 211), and are now criticizing "everything that
arises in the unfolding of truth," because it reproves them, shall we not
be all the more faithful in our "trust" of warning our dear brethren
and sisters before it is too late? But
let us do it with the same spirit of Christ, taking heed to ourselves first lest
we who claim to be "standing in the light" shall fall into the same
trap set by the enemy and become apostates by repeating the mistakes of the
quotations in this paragraph, and also fulfilling the following prophecy:
will be those among us who will always want to control the work of God, to
dictate even what movements shall be made when the work goes forward under the
direction of the angel who joins the third angel in the message to be given to
the world. God will use ways and
means by which it will be seen that He is taking the reins in His own hands.
The workers will be surprised by the simple means that He will use to
bring about and perfect His work of righteousness."
"Testimonies to Ministers," p. 300.
INSTEAD OF "SPUED OUT"
more than happy, just thrilled; the message of the SRod has found a warm place
in my heart. I love my Saviour and
feel that He has favored me by giving me a second chance and an opportunity to
prove my love in accepting reproaches of my brethren who are much incensed
against the ones who have brought the message of Revelation 18:1 of which they
are ignorant and are shutting the homes and hearts against the light that Sr.
White predicted would come. (Testimonies
to Ministers, p. 300.)
on Sabbath School Work," pp. 62-66 impressed me so forcibly that I
purchased a copy for myself, also "Testimonies to Ministers" and, what
I have read in them is enough to convince me that the enemy has crept into the
church since 1844 A.D. and by his deceptive arts has spun a web of error by
which he has "snared" all of God's children "in holes" and
if possible he will deceive them all, but we must help them.
that my heavenly Father has so magnified His Word to me that I can see plainly
why He must bring to pass "His strange act" of Ezekiel Nine.
Just now the message, "Cry aloud and spare not, show my people their
transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins" and also the cry,
"prepare to meet thy God, O Israel," is due the church.
Truly the Lord has been my constant companion and I have become better
acquainted with Him in the last few months than in all the twenty or more years
I have been an Adventist!
sure that up to a short time ago I was a 1OO% Laodicean--satisfied in my
blindness--but I have bought the "gold tried in the fire," and am more
determined than ever before to be an overcomer, and by His grace and help to all
who will allow me, I will endeavor to show them by word and example the true way
that leads home. I want to have a
part in the Lord Cry and that I may join in singing the song of "Moses and
find a place on your prayer list? I
am desirous of having my family of seven children in the heavenly Canaan.
This message alone can fulfill the promise, "The willing and
obedient shall eat the good of the land."
for turning many to righteousness.
Mrs. Emma Spencer
FORGIVE THEM FOR THEY KNOW NOT WHAT THEY DO
almost incredible to think that men and women professing to believe the Third
Angel's Message, the last message of mercy to a
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world, would so completely lose control of themselves in the house of God as to
actually lay hands on one of the mothers in Israel and eject her from the
building, all because they look upon her as a heretic and unworthy to sit in the
house dedicated to the worship of God, but such is the case as the following
words from a letter to this office will indicate:
the Sabbath School superintendent saw me sitting in the church, her expression
changed and she came back with the missionary secretary and they both said,
'Some people have more gaul than brains!..." The elder and the missionary secretary came and lifted me out
of my seat and I pulled myself down. Then
they jerked me out tearing my sleeve, and pushed me out doors.
What a terrible spirit! The
Jews thought they were doing God's service in crucifying Christ.
Truly when we reject light, darkness is all we have left."
not pray earnestly that God will help us to manifest the Spirit of Christ even
when our dear brethren and sisters lose control of themselves to such an extent
as is shown by the above?
YE HAVE RECEIVED, FREELY GIVE"
I am so
thankful that the message of present truth found me.
My determination is to live as I am instructed by the Word, and it is my
desire to give this message to others, that they may see their true condition
and rejoice in this wonderful truth with me.
Mrs. Millie Freeman
Brethren in the faith once delivered to the Fathers:
want to thank you for the two booklets sent me a few days ago,...and I have now
read several of the early numbers of the Symbolic Code which you sent to my
everything that comes to me. I do
not care from what denomination it comes. I
am not prejudiced against any. You
know Paul tells us to "Prove all things; hold fast that which is
good," and "Despise not prophesyings."
(1 Thess. 5:21, 20.) I
believe if we study our Bible and the books of Sister White diligently, we
cannot be deceived no matter what we read.
been an Adventist since May 14, 1921. I
was baptized then but I had been keeping the Sabbath and other truths as far as
I knew them since the 10th of December the year before. I came out of the Lutheran church. I long knew that our leadership did not live up to what they
preached, but did not know where else to go, for the other churches are worse.
But if someone would have told me that the S.D.A.'s have put brethren out
of the church, even by force and bodily, I would have called them liars.
I mean if the members had done no other wrong than to accept additional
truth from the Bible and Spirit of Prophecy.
have wondered how it would be possible to get ready for translation in this
generation since it is so near to its end.
For we must be without fault before the throne of God.
The church in its present condition would not get us prepared for that
event unless we walk ahead of the leaders such as we have.
to the letters published in the Symbolic Code (which I do not doubt in the
least), our churches have been turned into secret societies with their closed
doors to those even of the same faith. Jesus
washed Judas' feet and let him partake of the Last Supper although He knew his
heart was not right and that he would betray Him in a few hours.
Jesus also knew that Peter would deny Him before morning, yet He treated
both of them like brothers, and even called Judas "Friend."
(Matt. 26:50) Jesus never put anybody out of the synagogue except them
that bought and sold there. If
Jesus would do that today, there would be few left in the synagogue (church).
continue to send me the Symbolic Code every month.
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"You make the statement in the July Code that, 'If the individual
does not reform at the moment he is convinced of the truth neither will he
reform later.' If this is true then
I am a lost man. I believe the message you bear to the church although I do not
yet fully understand it, but I know I have done things that if what you say is
true, I am lost."
The Code does not mean by the word "reform" that one must
become perfect all at once, for perfection is attained through continuing in the
truth and climbing step by step. "Testimonies
for the Church," Vol. 1, p. 187. A
true Christian never drags behind but as perfect corn of the field is complete
in its sphere so he also is without blemish in as far as the light brings him
forth. Hence, if you have made a
start and are still running in the race there is no reason why you should be
lost--"For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again" (Prov.
24:16), "And if any man sin, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus
Christ the righteous." (1 John
class which does not reform, according to the Code, are those who do not start
in the race when convinced of the truth but, like Agrippe, may say, "Almost
thou persuadest me to be a Christian" (Acts 26:28), then excuse themselves
as did Felix, saying, "Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient
season, I will call for thee (Acts 24:25.)
The fact that you are striving to overcome sin by walking in the light,
is sufficient evidence that you are not lost, and if you thus continue you shall
be saved, else we are all lost.
enemy would like to deceive us one way or another, he cares not which, and we
should not give him any occasion. Says
Paul: "Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud
of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily
beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, looking
unto Jesus the Author and finisher of our faith; Who for the joy that was set
before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right
hand of the throne of God." (Heb.
I have been reading your tracts and I am deeply impressed.
I wonder if you could help me with some scriptures that I don't
understand. I wrote twice to W.G. Wirth of the Signs, but received no
answer either in the Signs or by correspondence.
The texts that trouble me are Isaiah 65:20, John 3:13 (How about Enoch
and Elijah?). 1 Tim. 4:3, 4 (Then
why does Sr. White say to abstain from meat?).
I will appreciate it very much if you can explain them and Isaiah
Isaiah 65:20 the questioner will find explained in "The Shepherd's
Rod, "Vol. 1, pp. 164, 165.
66:20 is explained by verse 16 and 19. In
the 16th verse appears the description of a slaughter performed by the Lord, and
in the 19th we read these words: "And I will send those that escape of them
unto the nations,...to the isles afar off, that have not heard My fame, neither
have seen My glory; and they shall declare My glory among the Gentiles."
above question makes it plain that though the slaughter took place it did not
harm the Gentiles, for those who escaped from the slain of the Lord, as
described in verse 16, were sent to all the nations.
And as they were to proclaim His glory among the Gentiles who had not as
yet heard of His fame, it follows that the slaughter took place among God's
professed people, for those who escaped were sent to declare His glory among the
Gentiles. Therefore, those who were
sent could not be Gentiles but rather Christians who knew of His fame and of His
as it is said in the 20th verse that those who escaped of the slaughter
"shall bring all your brethren for an offering unto the Lord out of all
nations...to My holy mountain Jerusalem, saith the Lord, as the children of
Israel bring an offering in a clean vessel into the house of the Lord," it
proves that the slaughter took place before the close of probation and before
the message was carried to all the nations and that God's church was purified by
it, for they brought their brethren "in a clean vessel." Hence, the slaughter of Isaiah 66:16, and of Ezekiel 9:5-7,
Testimonies for the Church, Vol. 5, p. 211, Vol. 3, p. 267 are the same
thing--the purification of the church (Testimonies for the Church, Vol. 5, p.
80), after the sealing of the 144,000 (Testimonies to Ministers, 445), at which
time it could be said: "Clad in the armor of Christ's righteousness, the
church is to enter upon her final conflict.
'Fair as the moon, clear as the sun, and terrible as
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with banners, ' she is to go forth into all the world, conquering and to
conquer."--"Prophets and Kings," p. 725.
3:13, --"And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but He that came down from
heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven."
verse above quoted does not explain itself and if we shall attempt to interpret
it isolated from its context, it is certain that we shall err in our conclusion.
Therefore, by studying the preceding verses, we find that Jesus is
explaining spiritual things to Nicodemus by the use of material objects, and as
Nicodemus failed to comprehend the meaning, the Master endeavored to show him
how stupid he was, by saying, "If I have told you earthly things, and ye
believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?
And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but He that came down from heaven,
even the Son of man which is in heaven." (verses 12, 13.) That
is, not that no man has ever ascended into heaven, for Enoch and Elijah had, but
rather that no man had ever ascended and learned the things of heaven and then
descended to earth and tell it all, save He Who "came down from heaven,
even the Son of man;" that is, Christ is the only one who had been in
heaven, and who came down and could explain the things of heaven.
4:3-5.--"Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which
God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know
the truth. For every creature of
God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving: for
it is sanctified by the Word of God and prayer."
not Biblical to conclude from this scripture that we are at liberty to eat
everything God has created, but rather that which "is sanctified by the
Word of God." Note carefully
what the Spirit saith: "Commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath
created to be received." These
words plainly tell that some, on their own responsibility, will command to
abstain not from those meats which God has not sanctified but which He has
created to be received with thanksgiving. That
is, no man has the right to forbid another the things God has permitted us to
eat, and which only could we receive with "thanksgiving," for no one
who knows the truth would dare give God thanks for eating the things which He
God Himself reserves the right to take it away or give a special diet to His
servants at any time when He sees fit. For
instance, He forbade the use of flesh food to ancient Israel during the forty
years of wilderness sojourning; the fruit of the vine to Samson; and to John the
Baptist He prescribed "locusts and wild honey."
Though it was wrong for Samson and John to eat the fruit of the vine, it
was right for others and Christ Himself made use of it.
So it is today. If God gives
us a special diet, we should not rebel but rather be glad to abide by it.
It can be proved by the Bible that God's servants at this time, like the
above mentioned examples, are to be vegetarians.
the only people known to us who perfectly fulfill this prophecy of 1 Tim. 4:3, 4
are the Roman and the Greek Catholics, especially the Roman, who forbid the
priests and the nuns to marry and command to abstain from meats on Wednesday and
Friday, and Lent days, which God has never commanded by His prophets.
White advocates a vegetarian diet but she does not forbid marrying.
Therefore, she does not fulfill the specifications of the prophecy.
Moreover, the commandment to "abstain from meats" and the
forbidding to "marry " is not where the sin lies but rather in that
they "shall depart from the faith [truth], giving heed to seducing spirits,
and doctrines of devils; speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience
seared with a hot iron." (verses
1, 2.) Our attention is called to
the act of forbidding of "meats" and "to marry" to enable us
to identify the people who have departed from the faith and that we should not
affiliate ourselves with them though they may claim to be Christians.
"If the 144,000 sing the song which no other company can, it being a
song of experience, why can not the great multitude sing this song of
experience, too, if they have also lived through the seven last plagues and are
It will be noted that the SRod is stating this of the 144,000 in
comparison with the dead, and not with the "great multitude."
However, the 144,000 have the experience of Ezekiel Nine, which the great
multitude do not possess, and this is the difference.
But it is stated that as the "harpers" sang, no man could learn
that song but the 144,000, "which were redeemed."
(Rev. 14:3.) It is made
plain that this company were redeemed, and that is the reason why they only
could sing the song; that is, at that particular time. It is not saying that the
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multitude, who were not as yet redeemed, could not learn that song after they
are redeemed, for we read in Revelation 15:2, 3 that all who "had gotten
the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the
number of his name....sing the song of Moses...and the song of the Lamb."
"Is not the slaughter of Ezekiel Nine to be fulfilled by the seven
The prophetic destruction as described in Ezekiel's prophecy is directly
applicable to the church of God only--"The house of Israel and Judah."
(Ezek. 9:9.) Hence, this
destruction only indirectly could apply to the seven last plagues.
destruction in the S.D.A. denomination--"Israel and Judah" (where the
144,000 are--the twelve tribes) is not in the time of the plagues, for by the
"voice from heaven" God's people are entreated to come out from all
the places where there is sin and join the purified church of God where there is
no sin, so that they "be not partakers of her sins, and that" they
"receive not of her plagues." (Rev.
18:4.) If this is not so, then
their coming out would be of no special benefit to them, because of the fact
that the plagues are to fall wherever sin is. Therefore, to make this possible,
God's church must be purified and made free from sin and sinners, which fact is
prophetically made known by Ezekiel's prophecy, and in the following the Spirit
of Prophecy further explains, saying:
those who have withstood and overcome temptation in the strength of the Mighty
One will be permitted to act a part in proclaiming this message when it shall
have swelled into the Loud Cry." "Review
and Herald," Nov. 19, 1908.
above plainly states that only those who have proved true to God will have a
part in proclaiming the Third Angel's Message in its Loud Cry.
But in "Testimonies for the Church," Vol. 5, p.
211, speaking of the time when the slaughter of Ezekiel Nine is to take
place we read: "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."
citations in the above must be correct, it proves that the slaughter of Ezekiel
Nine takes place before the commencement of the Loud Cry. This same truth can be proved by the Bible from several
"Will all but the 144,000 of the present S.D.A. denomination
actually be slain in the separation?"
All but those who do not receive the mark or seal, old or young, male or
female, will fall under the slaughter weapons of the angels. (Ezek. 9:6.)
Only those who sigh and cry for all the abominations in the midst thereof
will receive the mark. (verse 4.) John
saw 144,000 sealed (marked). If
others from within the S.D.A. denomination besides the 144,000 should escape, it
is not known to us.
Standing in the Light:
have come to us that some of our people, in their zeal for spreading the
message, have been passing out present truth literature inside the S.D.A.
churches, talking to church members during preaching, etc., and thus distract
experience has taught us not to believe all we hear. Nevertheless, we forewarn the friends of present truth to be
very careful, for it is possible to cast reproach on Christ by casting reproach
on the message, and also cause others to stumble over your unwise judgment.
Therefore, we ask all who are interested in spreading present truth to
refrain from passing out any literature on the church premises or speaking
during preaching. The sidewalks
belong to the public; you can meet your friends there.
is wanted on "Carmel" who has not studied the message of the SRod
through and through; who is not fully convinced on every point of its teaching;
who is not walking in its penetrating light; and who is not willing to comply
with the divine rules and principles which govern the inhabitants on this mount
of "green pastures" except their coming be for a visit only.
than visitors, before coming, must first communicate with Mt. Carmel's
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Thou Mayest Prosper and be in Health"
the most necessary steps for reform in this sin-cursed age is "health
reform," especially in the big commercial centers of earth's so-called
civilized habitations, because of the fact that there is where commercialized
food products which do not contain the necessary elements and vitamins to keep
up the human machine in a fit condition for its wonderful daily performance
be understood by all that our existence is dependent upon four indispensable
fundamental facts each of which is subdivided into three undeniable factors.
The first of these fundamentals is the indwelling of the Father, the Son,
and the Holy Ghost, and "whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of
God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God,...for there are three that bear record
in heaven, the Father, the Word, the Holy Ghost: and these three are one."
(1 John 4:15; 5:7.)
So, in the second fundamental which is the medium for obtaining the first
group of factors, "there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit,
the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one."
(1 John 5:8.)
The third fundamental fact embraces food, air, and water.
The fourth fundamental fact consists of sunshine, exercise, and rest.
As the two first fundamentals are spiritual, the last two are
material--the visible and the invisible.
four groups of invaluable gifts make us complete in God's creation the same as
the four directions of the compass, the four seasons of the year, the four
periods of time (before noon, afternoon, before midnight, after midnight)
complete the earth's mechanism. For
the time being one may exist on the material while destitute of the spiritual
(the light), but he can perpetuate his life no longer than can the flowers of
the field--they bud, bloom, then wither away.
Therefore, as the material life when destitute of the spiritual withers
away, so does the spiritual when destitute of the material.
Hence, only the one who possesses all these God-given gifts is complete
in God's creation, and though he may decease in the flesh as Christ did, he will
be "quickened by the Spirit" which was in him. (1 Pet. 3:18.)
this is the will of Him that sent He, that every one which seeth the Son, and
believeth on Him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last
day." (John 6:40.)
Consequently the one who attempts to subsist on an impoverished diet is
as a so-called Christian who does not accept the whole truth as it is in Christ,
and who hopes to inherit eternal life but fails, so the one who endeavors to
keep the human machine in a fit condition for its daily tasks on a diet
deficient in the necessary elements and vitamins shall also fail in his attempt.
made up of sixteen essential elements which are replenished only by our daily
food consumption, and when our diet does not contain all of these, as soon as we
run out of one or more of them trouble will break out in the weakest part.
Hence, no one should presume that it is natural for us to be sick and
suffer pain, etc., but let it be understood by all that when we transgress the
natural laws which the Creator has established in us, the only way nature can
warn us of this transgression is by some symptom of pain or distress, and we
should not be with less understanding than the dumb animals, but let us check up
on ourselves and find the cause, then remove it and the trouble will begin to
vanish away. This is the only sure
remedy and the one which God wants us to apply.
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