My 95 Theses Plus One
by Richard C. Vaughn

The 58th chapter of Isaiah was written for this final generation. Verse 1 is addressed to those who are not afraid to call a sin by its right name. "Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and show my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins."
"My People"
are those in the churches of Babylon and their transgression is trampling God's Sabbath, verse 13.
"The house of Jacob" is God's Seventh-day Adventist Structure and their sins are listed in the "My 95 These Plus One" below.
In this, the anti-typical Day of Atonement we should be afflicting our souls as we weep between the porch and the altar, for the abominations that are being done in the church. This is by no means a complete list.


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My 95 Theses Plus One
Completed in 2010 with Revisions in August 2012, April 2014
By Richard C. Vaughn
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Proverbs 23:10 “Remove not the old landmark; and enter not into the fields of the fatherless:”

Technology today allows us to use a GPS system in our vehicles, to show us where we are geographically and how much longer before we get to our destination. At least three satellites have pinpointed our exact location.
Well the three heavenly Dignitaries have a GPS system to show us where we are in the Spiritual realm in our journey to eternity. That GPS system is called “God’s Prophetic Scriptures,” and we are seeing events fulfilling before our eyes, and yes, God’s Prophetic Scriptures shows us there are events yet to be fulfilled.
God has blessed His end time church with a second GPS system that will help guide His faithful followers through all the troubled roads yet to be travelled. That GPS system is God’s Prophet Says; and that is exactly how we will henceforth introduce any statement from the pen of inspiration.
Let Us Begin:
Proverbs 23:10 “Remove not the old landmark; and enter not into the fields of the fatherless:”
Compromise upon compromise in doctrine and standards, the Seventh-day Adventist Church today is in a most deplorable condition. God’s prophet to His church in the last days advised us, God’s Prophet Says, “Please read the third chapter [of Jeremiah]. This chapter is a lesson for modern Israel. Let all who claim to be children of God understand that He will not serve with their sins any more than He would with the sins of ancient Israel. God hates hereditary and cultivated tendencies to wrong.” (Letter 34, 1899). And what does the third chapter say that applies to modern Israel? Verses 2, 3 “…and thou hast polluted the land with thy whoredoms and with thy wickedness. Therefore the showers have been withholden, and there hath been no latter rain; and thou hadst a whore's forehead, thou refusedst to be ashamed.” Verses 13-15 “Only acknowledge thine iniquity, that thou hast transgressed against the LORD thy God, and hast scattered thy ways to the strangers under every green tree, and ye have not obeyed my voice, saith the LORD. Turn, O backsliding children, saith the LORD; for I am married unto you: and I will take you one of a city, and two of a family, and I will bring you to Zion: And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.” Verses 20-25 “Surely [as] a wife treacherously departeth from her husband, so have ye dealt treacherously with me, O house of Israel, saith the LORD. A voice was heard upon the high places, weeping [and] supplications of the children of Israel: for they have perverted their way, [and] they have forgotten the LORD their God. Return, ye backsliding children, [and] I will heal your backslidings. Behold, we come unto thee; for thou [art] the LORD our God. Truly in vain [is salvation hoped for] from the hills, [and from] the multitude of mountains: truly in the LORD our God [is] the salvation of Israel. For shame hath devoured the labour of our fathers from our youth; their flocks and their herds, their sons and their daughters. We lie down in our shame, and our confusion covereth us: for we have sinned against the LORD our God, we and our fathers, from our youth even unto this day, and have not obeyed the voice of the LORD our God.”

It is with a most heavy heart, that I as a Seventh-day Adventist, have been and continue to be an eye and ear witness to the deplorable progressive situation that my denomination has gotten itself into since the alpha of apostasy as stated by our prophet in 1SM. God’s Prophet Says, “Be not deceived; many will depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils. We have now before us the alpha of this danger. The omega will be of a most startling nature.” {1SM 197.4}
The Omega of the apostasy is not future, for today we are in the heart of it. Reading church magazines and viewing church TV programming, one would think that everything is wonderful in the world church. Why certainly the General Conference could proudly state, “I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing.” But God does not see our church in this condition as He states, “…knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:”

It is wretched because it has thrown out the blue prints given by God through His prophet in favor of fallible human philosophy, human devising and human planning. It is miserable because the church is oblivious to the condition as God sees it. Poor because it has attained fabulous wealth and goods, and is unaware of its spiritual poverty. It is blind because it has thrown out the seer. Ellen White cannot even have her name mentioned in many SDA churches, let alone the counsels from what she was shown. It is naked because she wishes to wear the unacceptable garment of ecumenism. Tell me please. What can the churches of Babylon teach us?

We received from the Lord this warning in the third volume of Testimonies to the Church, Page 324, God’s Prophet Says, “According to the light that God has given me in vision, wickedness and deception are increasing among God's people who profess to keep His commandments. Spiritual discernment to see sin as it exists, and then to put it out of the camp, is decreasing among God's people; and spiritual blindness is fast coming upon them. The straight testimony must be revived, and it will separate those from Israel who have ever been at war with the means that God has ordained to keep corruptions out of the church. Wrongs must be called wrongs. Grievous sins must be called by their right name. All of God's people should come nearer to Him and wash their robes of character in the blood of the Lamb. Then will they see sin in the true light and will realize how offensive it is in the sight of God.” {3T 324.1}

All these compromises in doctrine and standards are the direct result of a compromised leadership that has for many decades stood on the walls as watchmen and allowed Satan in to God’s church bringing with him the tools to tear down our pillars and to destroy our firm foundation. Who is it that believes that the church of Jesus Christ can have a partnership with the devil? Never, never, never does Jesus partner with Satan. Mark 3:25 says, “And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand.” Oh weep my brother, weep my sister we have been betrayed by the enemy among us.
We have shunned the light that God in His mercy and grace has given us. The Testimonies to the Church have been shelved for fear that one might learn their own true spiritual condition, preferring the path of self-deception and easy religion. The prophet has given both warning and instruction, God’s Prophet Says, “There is nothing that Satan fears so much as that the people of God shall clear the way by removing every hindrance, so that the Lord can pour out his Spirit upon a languishing church and an impenitent congregation. If Satan had his way, there would never be another awakening, great or small, to the end of time. But we are not ignorant of his devices. It is possible to resist his power. When the way is prepared for the Spirit of God, the blessing will come. Satan can no more hinder a shower of blessing from descending upon God's people than he can close the windows of heaven that rain cannot come upon the earth. Wicked men and devils cannot hinder the work of God, or shut out his presence from the assemblies of his people, if they will, with subdued, contrite hearts, confess and put away their sins, and in faith claim his promises. Every temptation, every opposing influence, whether open or secret, may be successfully resisted, "not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, saith the Lord of hosts." {RH, March 22, 1887 par. 7}
We are in the great day of atonement, when our sins are, by confession and repentance, to go beforehand to Judgment. God does not now accept a tame, spiritless testimony from his ministers. Such a testimony would not be present truth. The message for this time must be meat in due season to feed the church of God. But Satan has been seeking gradually to rob this message of its power, that the people may not be prepared to stand in the day of the Lord. {RH, March 22, 1887 par. 8}”

Someone may read this theses and say that this brother is a disgruntled, fault-finding, mean spirited killjoy who can’t seem to find anything right with our church. If that will be your conclusion, then I must reply that I do very much love our church and believe with all my heart that God had raised it up. The one thing I can say in favor of that which is right with our church is that God is still in control.
Here is a most sobering quotation from God’s prophet. This is from the Elms Haven Library Volume 1 and chapter 29. God’s Prophet Says, “The church is in the Laodicean state. The presence of God is not in her midst. {1NL 99.4}

Yes there are many things wrong with our church and I am unafraid to call a sin by its right name. None of us were put on this earth to win popularity contests and shame on those amongst us who seek the approval and applause of men. But there are many things wrong with our church and I am unafraid to call a sin by its right name. None of us were put on this earth to win popularity contests and shame on those amongst us who seek the approval and applause of men.

I therefore, Richard C. Vaughn, having become a member of the SDA Church over 53 years ago, do post my 95 thesis to the door of every closed SDA heart, hoping a casual read may cause a sleeping nominal SDA heart to awaken to the danger of their own condition. Every item I list will not necessarily be in chronological order, as I am putting them down as they come to my mind:
1. Why do we have a church manual? The idea of a Church Manual was unanimously rejected by the church in 1883. There is no place for tradition, for man's theories and conclusions, or for church legislation. No laws ordained by ecclesiastical authority are included in the commission. None of these are Christ's servants to teach. "The law and the prophets," with the record of His own words and deeds, are the treasure committed to the disciples to be given to the world. Christ's name is their watchword, their badge of distinction, their bond of union, the authority for their course of action, and the source of their success. Nothing that does not bear His superscription is to be recognized in His kingdom. [DA 826.1] The president of the General Conference was asked to write an article for the Review on the church manual, a few lines of which follows, and was printed in the Review of November 27, 1883. "At the recent Conference a committee of thirteen leading brethren were appointed to consider the whole subject, and report. They did so, and unanimously recommended to the Conference that it was not advisable to have a Church Manual.”… “The Bible contains our creed and discipline. It thoroughly furnishes the man of God unto all good works.”… "Thus far we have got along well with our simple organization without a manual. Union prevails throughout the body. The difficulties before us, so far as organization is concerned, are far less than those we have had in the past. We have preserved simplicity, and have prospered in so doing. It is best to let well enough alone. For these and other reasons, the church manual was rejected. It is probable it will never be brought forward again." -- Written by G. I. Butler, 1883 General Conference President. Sadly, 17 years after God’s prophet died, the church had a flawed instrument called the church manual, which was introduced in 1932. The fears of our pioneers have been realized as every time there is a problem, the voices in many SDA churches say in unison, “What does it say in the church manual? It is as if it were an authority above the Bible or S.O.P. and somehow thet were deficient.
2. Why have we thrown out our denominational distinctive logo? Sadly the denomination moved to install an ecumenical logo that could have been used by any Christian denomination. Our unique commission is the everlasting gospel found in the three angel’s messages of Revelation 14. For so many years the three angel’s logo was found on signs and buildings of so many of our denominational structures. The compromised logo appears on everything connected with the denomination today. I for one do not recognize this compromised logo and continue to use the three angel’s logo which is denominationally distinct from the churches of Babylon.
3. Why is there such a love affair with the corrupted Bible versions? We must be aware that the Bible is under attack. Satan, who succeeded in selling the first "revised" edition of God's Word to Eve in the Garden of Eden, has surely been busy in the 20th and 21st centuries along the same lines. With more than 90 translations and more coming out with rapidity, it amazes me how those who should be foremost in sounding the alarm against these distorted, corrupted versions, are themselves endorsing and encouraging the use of them. The dear old Authorized King James Version of the Bible in 1611 had its origin with the Textus Receptus, and agreed with 90-95% of all known Scripture – surviving related Greek manuscripts, numbering 5,309.
Most of the modern versions come from a different source. In 1881, influenced by and sympathetic to the Darwinian theory of evolution, two men, Brooke Foss Westcott and Fenton J. A. Hort brought forth a different version of the Greek New Testament - one which differed from the Textus Receptus (the underlying Greek text of the KJV) in over 5,700 places. This Westcott-Hort Greek Text was later to become the basis for the English Revised Version and the American Standard Version. It gave great weight to two corrupted manuscripts; the Vaticanus (Codex B) which was found in the Vatican Library in 1481 and was known to the KJV translators but was not used by them, and the Sinaiticus (Codex Aleph) which was found in a monastery wastebasket at the foot of Mt. Sinai in 1844. The Vaticanus and Sinaiticus appear to have been copied from the same source in the 4th Century and held great weight with Westcott and Hort due to their antiquity.
Seven of the most popular modern versions NKJV (New King James Version), NIV (New International Version), NASV (New American Standard Version), NRSV (New Revised Standard Version), RSV (Revised Standard Version), NCV (New Century Version) and LIV (The Living Bible), have numerous words and verses missing and/or added. Without going into great detail, compare your version with the KJV in Matthew 6:13. The corrupted versions have removed the last 14 words of the Lord’s Prayer. The NKJV has as many verses as the KJV, but has omitted 2,289 words. The NIV has omitted 5,219 words and 16 verses. The NASV has added 3,561 words and omitted 17 verses. The NRSV has omitted 3,890 words and 18 verses. The NCV has added 11,114 words and omitted 16 verses. The LIV has added 17,003 words and omitted 7 verses. It would take volumes to list all the corruptions caused by the additions or take-aways in these fallible versions. Let us remember what Jesus said in the book of Revelation chapter 22:18, 19 “For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and [from] the things which are written in this book.” This warning is given not only to the people who dared to tamper with God’s Word, but also those who choose to own and read such versions for they become willing victims of the errors contained within.
Men, who I have admired for their brilliance use and teach from these faulty versions. 4 times in Matthew Jesus warned this final generation against deception. Rome would be happy if you used any version other than the KJV. Satan is as thrilled with your love for his revised versions as he was with Eve’s choice. Learn to love and see the beauty in the KJV for it is the version of those on the narrow path.
4. Why have we produced such a corrupted hymnal? Proverbs 24:21 “My son, fear thou the LORD and the king: [and] meddle not with them that are given to change:” The old Church Hymnal quoted exclusively from the tried and tested King James Version of the Bible. But the new hymnal uses a plethora of versions, the majority of which are greatly faulted versions. There are 225 passages of Scripture in the Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal, consisting of 135 response readings, 14 Canticles and Prayers, 36 calls to worship, 13 words of assurance, 14 offertory sentences, and 13 benedictions. The use of the various Scripture versions is as follows: New International Version (NIV) 69 (31%); Jerusalem Bible (a Roman Catholic Translation) 38 (17%); New King James Version (NKJV) 33 (14%); Revised Standard Version (RSV) 28 (12%); New English Bible (NEB) 22 (10%); The Good News Bible (TEV, Today’s English Version) 15 (7%); King James Version (KJV) 15 (A shameful 7%); New American Standard Bible (NASB) 4 (2%)
5. Why are there symbols of the Pagan trinity in SDA sanctuaries? I-H-S does not mean In His Sanctuary, IHS means Isis, Horus and Sep, the pagan trinity, and we dare have this idolatry in our churches?
6. Why does a Roman Catholic address the 2000 General Conference Session? Such as John Radano, a member of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity in the Toronto General Conference session in 2000. What fellowship has our church with the beast of Rome? This is spiritual fornication.
7. What was our church doing welcoming the Pope to St. Louis in 1999? And why did we address the antichrist as “your holiness?”
8. Why did the United Nations General Secretary Kofi Annan address our General Conference Session in 2000 in Toronto? Do we believe this corrupt organization can give us a clear vision and direction we should follow?
9. What was our church doing at the 2000 Baptist World Congress? Yet more spiritual infidelity. Our pioneers were cast out of the churches of Babylon. What do we think they can teach us now?
10. Why was a representative of the SDA Church in Rome on January 24, 2002 for a train ride to Assisi with clerics of all denominations from around the world? “I saw the rapidity with which this delusion was spreading. A train of cars was shown me, going with the speed of lightning. The angel bade me look carefully. I fixed my eyes upon the train. It seemed that the whole world was on board, that there could not be one left. Said the angel, "They are binding in bundles ready to burn." Then he showed me the conductor, who appeared like a stately, fair person, whom all the passengers looked up to and reverenced. I was perplexed and asked my attending angel who it was. He said, "It is Satan. He is the conductor in the form of an angel of light. He has taken the world captive. They are given over to strong delusions, to believe a lie, that they may be damned. This agent, the next highest in order to him, is the engineer, and other of his agents are employed in different offices as he may need them, and they are all going with lightning speed to perdition." {EW 88.2} The lightning speed did not pertain to the actual motion of the train, rather it pertained to the speed with which the different religions and protestant faiths are bonding with Mystery Babylon the great.
11. Why is our denomination encouraging ecumenism? This is what Ecumenism means: Ecumenism refers to the syncretistic movement seeking intercommunion between all Christian denominations, despite doctrinal differences. Under the false pretenses of "love" and "peace," the Ecumenists even promote the union of Christianity with non-Christian religions. As a gesture of "love" the Ecumenists have forsaken the truth of Christ, forgetting that love without truth is false love. The fundamental belief of Ecumenism is that the whole truth does not exist in any single denomination or religion, but that all sects and cults contain a portion of the truth, and that the whole truth can only be found when all denominations, cults, sects and even religions unite. Since external unity cannot be achieved due to the sense of power each religion desires to retain, the Ecumenists have sought to form a union of all religions through compromising matters of the faith. Thereby all religions may keep their individual doctrines and traditions, but all should unite under the banner of a common belief in a divine power, whether this be God, Buddha or the numerous deities of Hinduism and other pagan faiths.
The ecumenists believe that all roads lead to heaven. There are SDA pastors who have become members of clergy associations that believe such nonsense. God has one church for this final generation and only one way to the New Jerusalem. Revelation 22:14. Jesus did not come to save good people, He did not come to save moral people, He came to save sinners who choose to be obedient.
The undiluted preaching from God's Word and an authoritative stand on truth has been on the decline for decades now and it is painful to watch and hear those who call themselves leaders throw down our pillars and lower the standards until we bear a close resemblance to the apostate churches of Babylon.
Paul gave us wise counsel, which is a rebuke to our denominational leaders who insist on dividing us from our historic Adventist Bible based doctrines, in Romans 16:17 “Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.” And John wrote, “Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.” 2 John 1:9
12. Why are SDA pastors allowing men and women from the churches of Babylon to stand in our pulpits and give worship hour sermons? I know of a case where Jesse Jackson was afforded that privilege and he even took a collection for the Rainbow Coalition. I know of another case where the pastor of a good sized church played a tape of a non-Adventist clergyman for the worship hour sermon. Is all of this a spin-off off ecumenism? God’s Prophet Says, “Many will stand in our pulpits with the torch of false prophecy in their hands, kindled from the hellish torch of Satan. . . .” {LDE 179.3}
13. Why does a Roman Catholics address the 2005 General Conference Session? - Auxiliary Bishop Robert Joseph Hermann Archdiocese of St. Louis. Are we fond of spiritual fornication?
14. Why won’t the SDA Church take a stand on abortion? The Roman Catholic Church does take a positive stand on abortion as do most Protestant denominations, but we won’t even let someone stand in the pulpit and call it the murder of a human being. I know that for a fact because I was removed from the preaching rotation at a compromised NC SDA church for that very reason. I also know for a fact that we have SDA OB/GYN doctors that perform abortions as one admitted to me in October 1982 that he did perform abortions. Also some of our denominational hospitals have performed them as well. We are silent on murder … for a profit?
Is the almighty dollar the reason we are so silent? God knows when life begins as we read in Jeremiah 1:5 “Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, [and] I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.”
15. Why was the wedding ring authorized to be worn by SDA’s in North America? This has led to the floodgates opening on the wearing of all kinds of jewelry. Pastors with wedding bands baptizing candidates with their jewelry on. God’s Prophet Says, “Some have had a burden in regard to the wearing of a marriage ring, feeling that the wives of our ministers should conform to this custom. All this is unnecessary. Let the ministers' wives have the golden link which binds their souls to Jesus Christ, a pure and holy character, the true love and meekness and godliness that are the fruit borne upon the Christian tree, and their influence will be secure anywhere. The fact that a disregard of the custom occasions remark is no good reason for adopting it. Americans can make their position understood by plainly stating that the custom is not regarded as obligatory in our country. We need not wear the sign, for we are not untrue to our marriage vow, and the wearing of the ring would be no evidence that we were true. I feel deeply over this leavening process which seems to be going on among us, in the conformity to custom and fashion. Not one penny should be spent for a circlet of gold to testify that we are married. In countries where the custom is imperative, we have no burden to condemn those who have their marriage ring; let them wear it if they can do so conscientiously; but let not our missionaries feel that the wearing of the ring will increase their influence one jot or tittle. If they are Christians, it will be manifest in their Christlikeness of character, in their words, in their works, in the home, in association with others; it will be evinced by their patience and long-suffering and kindliness. They will manifest the spirit of the Master, they will possess His beauty of character, His loveliness of disposition, His sympathetic heart.” {TM 180.2}
I once asked a young SDA pastor why he wore one and referred him to the above quote in Testimonies to Ministers and he shot back he doesn’t even have that book. What a disgrace! Whatever your position in God’s church, if you are one who really wants to serve the Lord and do those things that are pleasing in His sight, and you wear any kind of jewelry, remove it and seek God’s forgiveness. That is part of the apostasy and innocent or not, wearing jewelry makes you a co-conspirator. We all want to go to heaven, but God will save the man and woman who are safe to save. He is not bringing rebellion back to heaven. Back when the General Conference voted in the wedding band,
I knew immediately, that that would open the floodgates for the wearing of every kind of jewelry. There are SDA churches all over the map where ladies are trying to out-Jezebel each other, having pastors who are the dumb dogs that do not bark. The Pagan world brought much jewelry into the church, and the wedding band in particular dates back to the temple prostitutes.
In case you don’t think this subject is important, God’s Word is far from silent on jewelry and ornamentation and I will cite several scriptures. Listen with your understanding because God calls jewelry strange gods, considering it unclean. It is therefore idolatry and calls attention to self. Please do not think this is a small matter.

Genesis 35:1-4 “And God said unto Jacob, Arise, go up to Bethel, and dwell there: and make there an altar unto God, that appeared unto thee when thou fleddest from the face of Esau thy brother. Then Jacob said unto his household, and to all that [were] with him, Put away the strange gods that [are] among you, and be clean, and change your garments: And let us arise, and go up to Bethel; and I will make there an altar unto God, who answered me in the day of my distress, and was with me in the way which I went. And they gave unto Jacob all the strange gods which [were] in their hand, and [all their] earrings which [were] in their ears; and Jacob hid them under the oak which [was] by Shechem.”

Exodus 33:1-6 “And the LORD said unto Moses, Depart, [and] go up hence, thou and the people which thou hast brought up out of the land of Egypt, unto the land which I sware unto Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, saying, Unto thy seed will I give it: And I will send an angel before thee; and I will drive out the Canaanite, the Amorite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite: Unto a land flowing with milk and honey: for I will not go up in the midst of thee; for thou [art] a stiffnecked people: lest I consume thee in the way. And when the people heard these evil tidings, they mourned: and no man did put on him his ornaments. For the LORD had said unto Moses, Say unto the children of Israel, Ye [are] a stiffnecked people: I will come up into the midst of thee in a moment, and consume thee: therefore now put off thy ornaments from thee, that I may know what to do unto thee. And the children of Israel stripped themselves of their ornaments by the mount Horeb.” Do you hear God’s displeasure?

1 Corinthians 10:6 “Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted.”

16. What is the reason for 3 baptismal vows voted in 2005? Much of the converting going on anymore is dry sinners to wet sinners. Some are not even aware of our prophet until after they have been baptized. God’s Prophet Says, “There is need of a more thorough preparation on the part of candidates for baptism. They are in need of more faithful instruction than has usually been given them. The principles of the Christian life should be made plain to those who have newly come to the truth. None can depend upon their profession of faith as proof that they have a saving connection with Christ. We are not only to say, "I believe," but to practice the truth. It is by conformity to the will of God in our words, our deportment, our character, that we prove our connection with Him. Whenever one renounces sin, which is the transgression of the law, his life will be brought into conformity to the law, into perfect obedience. This is the work of the Holy Spirit. The light of the word carefully studied, the voice of conscience, the strivings of the Spirit, produce in the heart genuine love for Christ, who gave Himself a whole sacrifice to redeem the whole person, body, soul, and spirit. And love is manifested in obedience. The line of demarcation will be plain and distinct between those who love God and keep His commandments, and those who love Him not and disregard His precepts”. {6T 91.4} In my own church we have 24 baptismal vows and a lengthy baptismal class before baptism.

17. Why did we dialogue with and sign an agreement with the fallen Lutheran Church System in 1998 – Stating that we agree on Trinity (A Catholic 3 in 1 doctrine when we believe in a 3 Person Godhead and why did we further agree that obedience to the Law of God was not necessary for salvation when it is a condition of salvation? Were you aware of that brothers and sisters? And while I am on this subject of Trinity, do you realize that the corrupt Adventist hymnal, in the hymn, Holy, Holy, Holy on page 73 first stanza ends with these words, “God in three persons, blessed Trinity.” You need to study the origin and significance of the word Trinity. But the unchanged version should end with the words “God over all who rules eternity.”
The Roman Catholic Church likes to consider that they are the originators of this word Trinity. took this from one of their web sites. The New Advent Encyclopedia. “Thus, in the words of the Athanasian Creed: "the Father is God, the Son is God, and the Holy Spirit is God, and yet there are not three Gods but one God." In this Trinity of Persons the Son is begotten of the Father by an eternal generation, and the Holy Spirit proceeds by an eternal procession from the Father and the Son.
Speaking of the doctrine of the Trinity it says, For this reason it has no place in the Liberal Protestantism of today.
One of the winds of Doctrine sweeping Adventism is the No Holy Spirit, where they say like the Roman Catholic teaching there is one God the Father, and somewhere in eternity Jesus generated from the Father, and the Holy Spirit is what is emanating from the Father and Jesus. Now could that be more Roman Catholic? So when you sing the Holy, Holy, Holy - “God in three persons, blessed Trinity,” you are not referring to the three person Godhead, rather the Roman Catholic Trinity.
Than in the corrupted Adventist Hymnal page 403, the supposed communion song, “Let Us Break Bread Together.” Says this in the refrain, “When I fall on my knees, With my face to the rising sun,” does that not disturb you? Or is Pastor Vaughn just mean spirited? Have you read Ezekiel 8 verse 16 which reads, “And he brought me into the inner court of the LORD'S house, and, behold, at the door of the temple of the LORD, between the porch and the altar, [were] about five and twenty men, with their backs toward the temple of the LORD, and their faces toward the east; and they worshipped the sun toward the east.” This scripture says that 25 church leaders have turned their backs on the sanctuary and worshipped the sun toward the east. So, I’m going to have communion on my knees with my face to the rising sun. Our denomination has been infiltrated in many subtle ways. I am not going to say anything else on the corrupt hymnal other than we paid good money for the ones we had, but compromise is not part of our church. We replaced them with Harvestime’s “Time for Singing” hymnals.
You might say, Pastor Vaughn, you’re only talking about two hymns, what’s the big deal. Do you remember what I said Tuesday about the scripture readings? Let me say this, if you are dressed in a nice clean suit, and you walk into a smoke filled room where everyone is puffing on cigarettes and there is a notable cloud of smoke, you will walk out smelling like smoke. You won’t look any different on the outside, but the smell is on your clothes, not to mention the effluvium that you had inhaled. Were you unaffected? I don’t think so. And that’s what so dangerous about subtle compromises.
Someone may say Pastor Vaughn, that’s such a small thing. Well, was the bite that Eve took out of the apple a big thing? Why do you think the church is in such a deplorable state today? It has been numerous little compromises along with the big ones.

18. Why did we dialogue with the fallen Presbyterian Church System in 2006 & 2007? How many more steps downward are we to take?

19. Why did we dialogue with the Salvation Army in 2007 which is ongoing yet?

20. Why have we been continuing to meet with the World Evangelical Alliance? In speaking about our church, a WEA official stated, “They wanted to be considered as more a part of mainstream evangelicalism.”


21. Why do we dialogue with the Church of God (Seventh-day)?

22. Why do we dialogue with the Reformed Ecumenical Synod?


23. Why do we dialogue with the Assemblies of Yahweh?

24. Why is our belief on the nature of Christ unimportant? At an autumn council in 2007 the General Conference president states, “I can’t imagine that a man in Asia, or a farmer in Africa will care one iota whether Christ had the nature of man before the fall or after the fall.” So here is an endorsement of the Catholic Jesus. So because the General Conference president said it, we should bow in obedience as if he were representing the position Christ would take. He is just a fallible man and this statement proves how fallible he is. Stand for nothing and fall for anything! He does not speak for me. The man in Asia, or a farmer in Africa is entitled to hear the truth. The Bible and the S.O.P. settles the issue. Romans 8:3 “For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:” God’s Prophet Says, “Think of Christ's humiliation. He took upon Himself fallen, suffering human nature, degraded and defiled by sin. He took our sorrows, bearing our grief and shame. He endured all the temptations wherewith man is beset. He united humanity with divinity: a divine spirit dwelt in a temple of flesh. He united Himself with the temple. "The Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us," because by so doing He could associate with the sinful, sorrowing sons and daughters of Adam.” (YI Dec. 20, 1900). There are many other Bible quotes and Spirit of Prophecy quotes that make the doctrine of Christ’s fallen nature crystal clear and indisputable. See “The Word Made Flesh” by Dr. Ralph Larson. You don’t have it? Try to get a copy.
25. What additional compromises are in store as we dialogue with Hindus, Buddhists, Muslims and those of the Jewish Faith? When the Seventh-day Adventist Church signed the BEM in Lima Peru, an ecumenical document, in 1982, agreeing to the ecumenical understanding under the “M” part of the agreement meaning ministry, where we would not proselytize other religions. Surely this is just part of the “Let’s just all get along so that you like me” syndrome. Don’t proselytize me and I won’t proselytize you. That is sheer madness. Don’t Hindus, Buddhists, Muslims and Jews have souls that Jesus died for? Jesus said to “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, [even] unto the end of the world. Amen.” Matthew 28:19, 20. We have been told in AA 381 that we are to witness to those of the Jewish faith as was just brought out in Sabbath School yesterday. God’s Prophet Says, “In the closing proclamation of the gospel, when special work is to be done for classes of people hitherto neglected, God expects His messengers to take particular interest in the Jewish people whom they find in all parts of the earth. As the Old Testament Scriptures are blended with the New in an explanation of Jehovah's eternal purpose, this will be to many of the Jews as the dawn of a new creation, the resurrection of the soul. As they see the Christ of the gospel dispensation portrayed in the pages of the Old Testament Scriptures, and perceive how clearly the New Testament explains the Old, their slumbering faculties will be aroused, and they will recognize Christ as the Saviour of the world. Many will by faith receive Christ as their Redeemer. To them will be fulfilled the words, "As many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name." John 1:12. {AA 381.1}
Now listen to this next paragraph: Among the Jews are some who, like Saul of Tarsus, are mighty in the Scriptures, and these will proclaim with wonderful power the immutability of the law of God.” AA 381.2. Brothers and sisters, let us place the value on every soul that Jesus did for He died for all.

26. Why are we such active participants in the Global Christian Forum since its inception? What is the Global Christian Forum? The Global Christian Forum is a movement of representatives from diverse Christian churches, organizations and traditions meeting on an equal basis, to foster mutual respect and to address common challenges together. It is purely ecumenical and seeks unity. All that sounds good, but ecumenism is not the three angel’s messages.
27. Why are there women pastors? No Biblical or S.O.P. precedent. How can a woman pastor be the husband of one wife? There are many positions for women in God’s church today in which they can play important roles. This has been a divisive issue for many years now, but the world General Conference session had voted it down. When a division or a conference votes contrary, they make themselves and independent ministry as has already been done.
28. Why are there women elders? No Biblical or S.O.P. precedent. How can a woman elder be the husband of one wife? Elders are positions held by men in God’s church but so many churches today have gone their own way. Where is the Biblical or S.O.P. precedent, it just doesn’t exist.
29. Why are God given names and writings being copyrighted? And why do lawyers not of our faith file these copyrights? (Words such as ‘Seventh-day Adventist,’ ‘Adventist,’ ‘SDA, ’ ‘Ellen G. White,” etc. And why are so-called General Conference brethren so quick to send out their “cease and desist” letters to faithful historic SDA brethren and churches for using such terms? We must remember God gave this church its name.
30. Why are SDA’s and in some cases whole churches who stand for pure historic Biblical doctrine and promote high standards being disfellowshipped and in some cases being taken to court by General Conference paid non-SDA attorneys? Do they not read in 1 Corinthians 6:5-7, I won’t even mention the substantial amount of money spent in the case of a small SDA church that was sued by the General Conference and taken to court. Then there are the court cases brought against faithful Seventh-day Adventists in Florida. This is disgusting and those brethren at the GC who have had a part in these cases need to hang their heads in shame. Do they not read in 1 Corinthians 6:5-7, “I speak to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you? no, not one that shall be able to judge between his brethren? But brother goeth to law with brother, and that before the unbelievers. Now therefore there is utterly a fault among you, because ye go to law one with another.”
31. Why do conferences hold the deeds of many churches, even when some were built without any financial input from the conferences? And what gives them the right to padlock these churches if they do not do as told; and in some cases, sell the church out from under them? It is my understanding that the conference is to be sub-serviant to the church, not is lord and master. I know the position of the conferences on this issue,
32. Why is promoting self-esteem in our schools so important when we should die to self daily? Self-esteem feeds ego and increases pride. This is certainly not teaching the young to take up a cross and follow Jesus. Let’s get political correctness out of God’s church. Proverbs 16:18 says, “Pride [goeth] before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.”
33. Why are we so reward happy, giving plaques and trophies and other gifts for Christian service? The only reward given should be to the saints by Jesus for a job well done and not before. Every task done should be for the Lord with no expectation of human rewards. Let us stop all forms of human worship, as these gestures also feed the ego and pride.

Items #34-43 will address this most important question:
Why are there so many corruptions in the churches which include the following?:

34. Irreverence in the sanctuary; Clapping hands, shaking hands and hugging, loud talk, dancing. Where is the reverence today in the sanctuary? Where the presence of God is, we are on Holy ground. But those who choose to have a bedlam of noise in the sanctuary chase away the Spirit of God and entertain the unholy spirit instead.
35. Applause in the sanctuary encouraged – Why do pastors believe that applause is a part of worship? Why do pastors believe that applause is a part of worship? That is pure worldliness and should have no place in God’s sanctuary. I am disgusted when I hear a pastor say, give God a hand and the congregation starts applauding. People must think God is a grandfatherly old gent who takes a bow in heaven. Let’s get real. When did Jesus ever tell His disciples to give God a hand? Also, when a performer sings to God’s glory, when finished they should sit down and not look for accolades. The congregation should give an Amen to God who gave the talent. Let us stop feeding egos and encouraging pride in our people.
36. Why are there jewelry bedecked, irreverently dressed entertainers doing special music during worship hour and for that matter any hour? Why can’t they sing the notes the way they are written and why do they love the applause for their performance. Vocalists should use their talent only to the glory of God and an Amen is worthy praise offered by the congregation to God alone for the blessing received. Understand that applause has its contaminating affects on the recipients.
37. Why is there rock music in the churches (celebration) Penecostal style; In 2SM 36 God’s Prophet Says, “The Holy Spirit never reveals itself in such methods, in such a bedlam of noise. This is an invention of Satan to cover up his ingenious methods for making of none effect the pure, sincere, elevating, ennobling, sanctifying truth for this time. Better never have the worship of God blended with music than to use musical instruments to do the work which last January was represented to me would be brought into our camp meetings. The truth for this time needs nothing of this kind in its work of converting souls. A bedlam of noise shocks the senses and perverts that which if conducted aright might be a blessing. The powers of satanic agencies blend with the din and noise, to have a carnival, and this is termed the Holy Spirit's working.” --2SM 36.Satan’s music with Christian lyrics is still Satan’s music. Send those blasphemous drums back to the night clubs where they belong. Let the only rock music heard in our sanctuaries be the beautiful hymn “Rock of Ages.
38. ”Magic and fascination with other occult practices; Magic is an abomination and shame on pastors who do not take a stand against those in the church who practice such. If magic or any occult practice is found in your church, take a stand and see that this nonsense finds the nearest exit. But if you sit there, fascinated by the show, you are just as guilty of the sin being practiced as the person doing it. Cry aloud and spare not. Isaiah 58:1.
39. Clowns; Abomination – Do you really think this is a practice heaven approves of? Where is Jesus in such nonsense? Why are you allowing the children’s minds to be so contaminated? Take a stand brother, you too sister. Or is the devil welcomed in your church?
40. Comedy; Yet another Abomination – I once attended a large SDA church and the pastor gave the worship hour from a lounge chair and told numerous jokes; it was Saturday Morning Live. Many of the women in that church tried to out-Jezebel each other with their ungodly cosmetics and gaudy jewelry. It was one of the worst Sabbaths we had ever spent, and in leaving, we did so with our souls contaminated. Here is one side issue however:I am sure that there are a lot of people who are listening that are computer literate. You possibly check your e-mails on a regular basis. You find that people send you jokes, you tube videos, news items, urgent e-mails that you are to pass on to everyone in your address list and things of a sensational matter. I have found that many e-mails have sensational information that you might think is important for everyone to know about. I have found that if it is not a well documented fact, it may very well be truth mixed with error. That makes it a false witness and when you forward it to others, you have become as much responsible for the contents as if you wrote it yourself. Forwarding it then causes you to break the ninth commandment. If it is not spiritually uplifting or of an emergency nature or a legal requirement, I think it would be best to forward nothing. The delete button may be a better choice. Proverbs 19:9 says “A false witness shall not be unpunished, and [he that] speaketh lies shall perish.” Here is another area where some Adventists break the 9th commandment. The phone rings and your child goes to answer it. You instruct the child that if it is a certain person, tell them I am not here, or I am in the shower. Not pnly are you a liar, but you make the child a liar. We need to be more vigilant in this area. Proverbs 6:16-19 These six [things] doth the LORD hate: yea, seven [are] an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness [that] speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren. Why does God hate these 7 things? It is because these are the characteristics of Satan. We are living for the day that Jesus comes to take us to heaven, but keep in mind that none but holy people can dwell in the presence of a holy God. Let us be determined to get all the disqualifiers out of our lives and our characters. Satan has a thousand subtle ways to trip up one who fails to be vigilant.
41. Drama; Where is the precedent found in scripture and the S.O.P.?
42. Mimes; Do we need to entertain the children with worldly ungodliness? Let them perform on worldly stages, but get them out of God’s church.
43. Puppetry; What may seem so innocent and harmless is sacrificing our children to strange gods.
44. Competitive Sports in most of our schools; We are counseled otherwise. Why is there no interest in the Testimony of Jesus? Competitive sports produces a killer instinct that wants to win at all costs. Then when victory is accomplished, pride is increased and one tends to gloat over the loser’s defeat. God’s Prophet Says, “Among the youth the passion for football games and other kindred selfish gratifications have been misleading in their influence. Watchfulness and prayer and daily consecration to God have not been maintained. Converse, communion with God, is life to the soul. The light has been beclouded, and it was well pleasing to Satan to have the impression go forth that notwithstanding the wonderful work of the Holy Spirit in behalf of our institutions of learning, and the office of publication and the church, they fell back to be overcome by temptation. Satan and evil workers cast reflection upon God, and His name has been dishonored. . . .” {6MR 127.1} Thank God for Hartland College where there is no competitive sports, however there is an emphasis on good exercise.
45. Professional sports occupying the minds of many lay people and leaders; In many churches worldly discussions are common on the holy hours of God’s Sabbath. Competitive sports is idolatry and can be as much an addiction as a drug, and those under the influence need to seek conversion. Some go as far as creating shrines in their homes to their favorite sports teams. What a waste of God’s money. How is it possible to focus on your football game and have Christ in your thoughts? Oh but Pastor Vaughn, I pay my tithe. Yes but the price you pay for tickets to these games and the money spent inside these people palaces could go a long way to help ministries with pressing needs. Isaiah 55:2 “Wherefore do ye spend money for [that which is] not bread?”
46. Extreme adventure activities; Risking death in such foolishness will not employ the angel’s for protection. For that matter, when you are exceeding the speed limit in your vehicles, the angels who protect may be doing the speed limit. We have an obligation to keep the civil laws. Start using your cruise control as every speeding ticket has been earned.
47. Mind absorbing Fashions; This is serving other gods as the fashion gods are sacrificed to by our people. People can get very nice clothing at Goodwill stores, some even new that was donated. Why do we have a problem with the words of Jesus when He said the following in Matthew 6:25, 28-34 “Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, [shall he] not much more [clothe] you, O ye of little faith? Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day [is] the evil thereof.”
48. Attending theater; Anything which diverts the focus of the mind from Jesus is where Satan gains control of both the will and the mind. Even religious movies sometimes have parts of things found in scripture, but usually they are stuffed with Hollywood’s garbage. Let me ask you this, what is the last time you read Patriarchs and Prophets, Prophets and Kings, Desire of Ages, Acts of the Apostles and Great Controversy? What about Counsels on Health or Christ’s Object Lessons? And what about the 9 volumes of Testimonies? While I’m speaking, you may be thinking that reading is boring. When your mind is constantly excited by action movies and other satanic distractions, naturally reading spiritually uplifting reading will not be exciting. You make your choice as to who gets your worship.
49. Movies; Many SDA’s can’t get enough of this exciting, worldly, faith destroying garbage. Some sit by their remotes, ready to push buttons when the last minute of Sabbath has completed. Most of the movies watched are loaded with filth and evil of every kind. The Bible says in Psalms 101:2, 3: “I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way. O when wilt thou come unto me? I will walk within my house with a perfect heart. I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes:”
50. Novel reading, fiction and books promoting spiritualism; All such books divert one from Jesus and the Harry Potter books are stealing the minds of the young and training them for the occult and spiritualism. More occult driven books are following in close pursuit and SDA children read them with a great fascination. If you have any of those satanic books in your house, remove them and destroy them. Do you think angels will dwell in the same house with occult literature?
51. Body piercing; Brings no glory to God. The Bible says in 1 Corinthians 6:19, 20, “What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost [which is] in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.” The primary purpose of body piercing appears to be for the affixing of ornaments. God said in Exodus 33:5 “For the LORD had said unto Moses, Say unto the children of Israel, Ye [are] a stiffnecked people: I will come up into the midst of thee in a moment, and consume thee: therefore now put off thy ornaments from thee, that I may know what to do unto thee.”
52. Tatooing (printing the body); The Bible says in Leviticus 19:28 “Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I [am] the LORD.” So many young people do not like to be different and so they follow the crowd. If you have tattoos, find forgiveness and do not add to them.
53. Relaxed dress codes throwing out standards, wearing inappropriate attire; Why are the young people not schooled in appropriate dress? They wear the fashions of the world and too often expose too much flesh. Have we never heard of dress reform? God’s prophet wrote a lot on dress reform. I have no problem with a woman wearing pants or jeans at home or in the garden, but someone please tell me why do women wear pants in church? Who does this Pastor Vaughn think he is for now he is meddling. Well sister, I am far more concerned about your salvation than what you think about me. Why don’t we ask God if He has a problem with a woman wearing pants. Deuteronomy 22:5 “The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment: for all that do so [are] abomination unto the LORD thy God.” If you are only listening to what I am saying, then write it down and look it up later. Deuteronomy 22:5 that it is abomination unto Pastor Vaughn? No it is “… abomination unto the LORD thy God.” My 1828 Noah Webster Dictionary defines abomination as extreme detestation, pollution, moral defilement. Anything God calls abomination he detests and it is therefore abominable. What future does anyone who practices abomination have? Revelation 21:8. God’s Prophetic Scriptures say, “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.” If I am a woman who has been wearing pants to church, I would find out what length dress or skirt is appropriate and I would never be found in church again displeasing my God. And my brothers, Deuteronomy 22:5 also says, “… neither shall a man put on a woman's garment: for all that do so [are] abomination unto the LORD thy God.” If you have practiced this abomination, you need to confess and forsake this sin as well. About 12 years ago I picked up a boarding school calendar in a conference I won’t name, and I was checking the dress code. I was in disbelief as I read that female students are not to wear shorts in class, but it is okay in chapel. I hope they have better leadership today.
54. Mixed swimming male and female; What should have been the norm today is counted as a strange thing. Leadership does not want to follow Spirit of Prophecy guidelines as they do not want to be considered harsh, old fashioned and out of the loop. God had perfectly good reason for having given His prophet to so instruct the church. Today you cannot go to any public swimming area without seeing almost nude people. What else can I say other than that God’s counsel was for people serious about eternal life.
55. De-emphasis of the Spirit of Prophecy; In the counsel to the Laodiceans, one of the negative characteristics of our church today is that we are blind. That is because we do not want the seer (the prophet). The Bible says, Proverbs 29:18 “Where [there is] no vision, the people perish:” I have said before that in some SDA churches, you are not allowed to even speak Ellen White’s name nor are you permitted to give a quotation. Some of you have probably been an eye and ear witness to a pastor standing before the congregation and dumping the SOP books into a garbage can, and then wiping his hands, saying we won’t need these anymore. If I were in such a church, the following week I and every other disgusted historic SDA would be having our first Sabbath as a home church. A very popular California pastor who loves the Spirit of Prophecy, when he first came to the church he pastors today, the head elder came up to him and announces that “we do not do Ellen White here.” Well they do not do that head elder anymore, praise the Lord.
56. De-emphasis of the Sanctuary message; Many pastors and churches have accepted the false evangelical doctrine that, “the atonement was completed at the cross.” Holding to that erroneous doctrine makes the sanctuary of non importance. Many SDA’s around the world have never heard a single sermon on the Sanctuary. The sanctuary doctrine is unique to the Seventh-day Adventist Church and is a pillar doctrine. I would love to see a revival within Adventism and see the Sanctuary doctrine restored. Sadly the enemy among us has such a death-grip on the denomination that it is more unlikely, unless God’s people stand up, cry aloud and spare not. In throwing out the sanctuary doctrine, they throw out the 2300 year prophecy as irrelevant, they conclude the atonement was completed at the cross and Jesus has always been in the Most Holy place since 31 AD. And of course there is no judgment going on now because when we accepted Christ as Savior; we are saved even if we go on sinning until Jesus comes and then we will be made perfect. That’s not only what Evangelicals believe, many within Adventism believe it and teach it. In Isaiah 58:12 God’s Prophetic Scriptures say, “And [they that shall be] of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.” The sanctuary message needs restoration. You need to study and know the sanctuary message if you are ever to be a candidate for the latter rain of the Holy Spirit.
57. De-emphasis of the three angel’s messages; The very message that is the everlasting gospel for the final generation has been de-emphasized and scrapped altogether by many. The enemy among us has been very successful in getting the three angel’s messages uprooted as a doctrinal belief. Surely those in leadership positions know that is wrong. They are dumb dogs that will not bark. They know full well who is controlling our church, yet they feel powerless to act. God also sees the cowardice in leadership. Just doing what is politically correct. Well brother, if you really knew how short the time is right now, you would no longer worry so much about your pension and paycheck. The enemy is today’s Goliath. Remember David never forgot which side God was on. If you take a stand for God in this spiritual battle, He promised that I will never leave you or forsake you.
58. The Sabbath now lightly regarded; God gave us this warning through His prophet that this would be one of the signs of the great apostasy we find ourselves in today. It’s been quoted a number of times and we need to hear it until it sinks in. God’s Prophet Says in {1SM 204.2} and by the way, write that reference down and read it over and over as God is letting this last generation of SDA’s know what has happened to the church He raised up., “The enemy of souls has sought to bring in the supposition that a great reformation was to take place among Seventh-day Adventists, and that this reformation would consist in giving up the doctrines which stand as the pillars of our faith, and engaging in a process of reorganization. Were this reformation to take place, what would result? Let’s stop right there. This process of reorganization has already happened. Now let’s see how she accurately predicted what would result if this reformation were to take place: “The principles of truth that God in His wisdom has given to the remnant church, would be discarded. Our religion would be changed. The fundamental principles that have sustained the work for the last fifty years would be accounted as error. A new organization would be established.” Stop right here. A new organization has been established. The only remaining old organization are the historic Seventh-day Adventists who are the only true remnant of God. Going on… “Books of a new order would be written.” Stop right here. Go into any ABC store and try to find where they have hidden the Spirit of Prophecy books. Usually you may find them in the back of the store. What do you find in the front of the store? You’ll find the “Books of a new order would be written; and you will find the books of many authors not of our faith.” Going on … “A system of intellectual philosophy would be introduced. The founders of this system would go into the cities, and do a wonderful work. The Sabbath of course, would be lightly regarded, as also the God who created it.” I am not going to name the man who recently retired as a conference president, and I am not going to tell you what state I am talking about, but what I am going to tell you is that he encouraged his people to go to restaurants after church and if you need groceries, go get what you need, and if you need gas, go get gas. The Sabbath of course, would be lightly regarded, as also the God who created it.” We should be weeping between the porch and the altar for these abominations. The God who created the Sabbath is snubbed. Proverbs 28:9 says, “He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer [shall be] abomination.” If you willfully break any of God’s commandments, you have turned your ear from hearing the law, God will not hear your prayers, you pray in vain. He wants us to stop trampling on His holy day. Isaiah 58:13 “If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, [from] doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD, honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking [thine own] words:” Please tell me how it is possible to keep the Sabbath holy in a public restaurant during the sacred hours of holy time? Going on: “Nothing would be allowed to stand in the way of the new movement.” If you are a historic SDA in a compromised church, you probably have learned to be quiet, as you are well aware, those SDA’s who object to the new organization, will be disfellowshipped. Often times they will quote you the following which is found in 2SM 380.2 where God’s Prophet Says, “The church may appear as about to fall, but it does not fall. It remains, while the sinners in Zion will be sifted out--the chaff separated from the precious wheat. This is a terrible ordeal, but nevertheless it must take place. {2SM 380.2} Most of the time they usually stop there. I will show you how this has been often taken out of context. Does it say, “The church may appear as about to fall …” or does it say “The denomination may appear as about to fall …” It says, “The church may appear as about to fall …” The first thing that you need to understand is what constitutes the church. The second thing that you need to understand is that this quotation has been improperly quoted to scare people into thinking that if they choose to have a home church, then they would no longer be considered in the denominational church. If you read the paragraph before 2SM 380.2, and I am talking about 2SM 380.1, you will find that this is talking about a future event and not the past or present. Here is 2SM 380.1, God’s Prophet Says, “We are to be ready and waiting for the orders of God. Nations will be stirred to their very center. Support will be withdrawn from those who proclaim God's only standard of righteousness, the only sure test of character. And all who will not bow to the decree of the national councils and obey the national laws to exalt the sabbath instituted by the man of sin, to the disregard of God's holy day, will feel, not the oppressive power of popery alone, but of the Protestant world, the image of the beast.” {2SM 380.1} So you see this is speaking of a time when the National Sunday Law is already in effect. So now reading this in context, the prophet then follows that paragraph with the full quote 2SM 380.2 God’s Prophet Says, “Satan will work his miracles to deceive; he will set up his power as supreme. The church may appear as about to fall, but it does not fall. It remains, while the sinners in Zion will be sifted out--the chaff separated from the precious wheat. This is a terrible ordeal, but nevertheless it must take place. None but those who have been overcoming by the blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony will be found with the loyal and true, without spot or stain of sin, without guile in their mouths. We must be divested of our self-righteousness and arrayed in the righteousness of Christ.” Now let us understand what constitutes the church that is about to fall. God’s Prophet Says in 1MR 296.3, “Those who keep God's commandments, those who live not by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God, compose the church of the living God.” {1MR 296.3} God’s Prophet Says in UL 315.5, “God has a church. It is not the great cathedral, neither is it the national establishment, neither is it the various denominations; it is the people who love God and keep His commandments. "Where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them" (Matthew 18:20). Where Christ is even among the humble few, this is Christ's church, for the presence of the High and Holy One who inhabiteth eternity can alone constitute a church.” {UL 315.5} God’s Prophet Says in AA54.2, “To the end of time the presence of the Spirit is to abide with the true church.” {AA 54.2} God’s Prophet Says in AA 11.2, “The church is God's fortress, His city of refuge, which He holds in a revolted world. Any betrayal of the church is treachery to Him who has bought mankind with the blood of His only-begotten Son. From the beginning, faithful souls have constituted the church on earth. In every age the Lord has had His watchmen, who have borne a faithful testimony to the generation in which they lived.” {AA 11.2} And God does have His faithful watchmen today. Metro New York World Ministry is God’s watchmen on the wall. But we do not know how much longer. There is a weapon that can literally destroy all communications, pray that the angel’s continue to hold the 4 winds. God’s Prophet Says in HP 284.4, “Jesus sees His true church on the earth, whose greatest ambition is to cooperate with Him in the grand work of saving souls.” {HP 284.4} God’s Prophet Says in Ms 121, 1899 p. 17, “God calls the church His body. The church is the bride, the Lamb's wife. God is the Father of the family, the Shepherd of the flock. But a mere outward connection with any church will not save a man. It is personal faith in a personal Saviour which brings the soul into spiritual union with Christ.” -- Ms 121, 1899, p. 17. I hope this is crystal clear to every sincere follower of Jesus. If not listen to the replays because the information revealed today you need to know. Now I will continue with the conclusion of 1SM 204.2 that we had focused on previously. This is the next part of the quote from where we left off, “The leaders would teach that virtue is better than vice, but God being removed, they would place their dependence on human power, which, without God, is worthless. Their foundation would be built on the sand, and storm and tempest would sweep away the structure.” {1SM 204.2} Brothers and sisters the structure will be swept away. This is important to understand. What did we read a couple of minutes ago in Upward Look 315.5? “God has a church. It is not the great cathedral, neither is it the national establishment, neither is it the various denominations; it is the people who love God and keep His commandments. "Where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them" (Matthew 18:20). Where Christ is even among the humble few, this is Christ's church, for the presence of the High and Holy One who inhabiteth eternity can alone constitute a church.” {UL 315.5}
59. Pluralism in the Church says their can be compromise on our historical Biblical based beliefs; But the pure Biblical doctrine has one understanding as truth and not a secondary opposing view masquerading as truth. The feeling with those who have a liberal stance, and embrace doctrine with errors, contrary to our long held historic Biblical doctrines is this; you believe what you want to and I’ll believe what I do and we will both be right. Brothers and sisters, pluralism is a fatal spiritual disease. Be inoculated with the antidote to all error and that is Jesus, who said in John 14:6 “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”

New theology doctrines – Woes are charged against those who are at odds with historic doctrinal beliefs, in Isaiah 29:15; 30:1. Isaiah 29:15 – “Woe unto them that seek deep to hide their counsel from the LORD, and their works are in the dark, and they say, Who seeth us? and who knoweth us?” Isaiah 30:1 – “Woe to the rebellious children, saith the LORD, that take counsel, but not of me; and that cover with a covering, but not of my spirit, that they may add sin to sin:”

An incomplete listing of some of those false beliefs follow, such as:

60. New theology - False Doctrine: Predestination – Predestination says man’s eternity is predestinated by God where man has no say in the matter. One is predestined to be saved while another is predestined to be lost. – There is no Biblical support for such a doctrine. The Bible teaches: Man chooses his eternal destiny - Joshua 24:15, “And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.” We choose whom we will serve. Matthew 23:37 “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!” Ezekiel 18:4, 20, 21, 24 “Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die. 20, 21 The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him. But if the wicked will turn from all his sins that he hath committed, and keep all my statutes, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall surely live, he shall not die. 24 But when the righteous turneth away from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, and doeth according to all the abominations that the wicked man doeth, shall he live? All his righteousness that he hath done shall not be mentioned: in his trespass that he hath trespassed, and in his sin that he hath sinned, in them shall he die.” Clearly you choose righteousness or by default you choose rebellion. But it is a choice, not something God forced on you without your consent. Augustine believed and taught predestination. Martin Luther was an Augustinian monk who also believed and taught these errors. The scriptures of Paul that some stumble over are: Romans 8:29, 30 “For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate [to be] conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.” To the surface reader there may be confusion. Key words are “For whom he did foreknow.” We are in the realm of time while God inhabits eternity. God can go anywhere in time and know exactly what a man or woman will choose. God does not arbitrarily decide that a particular few will be saved and the rest will be lost. The Holy Spirit convicts all of humanity. These verses are saying that He knew who would respond to His love by faith. Revelation 22:17 “And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.” Whosoever will is all inclusive and denies no one. But then it would only be the man or woman who decides to decline God’s merciful offer, that is choosing to be lost.
61. New theology - Once-Saved-Always-Saved- Says that once you receive Jesus as Lord and Savior, you are justified and can never be lost regardless of your choices – No Biblical support for such a doctrine - The Bible teaches: Conditional Salvation - Deuteronomy 7:9 “Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations;” Joshua 22:5 “But take diligent heed to do the commandment and the law, which Moses the servant of the LORD charged you, to love the LORD your God, and to walk in all his ways, and to keep his commandments, and to cleave unto him, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul.” James 1:12 “Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.” James 2:5 “Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?” 1 Corinthians 2:9 “But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.” Isaiah 64:4 “For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him.” 2 Timothy 4:8 “Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.” John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 14:15 “If ye love me, keep my commandments.” Acts 16:31 “And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.” 1 John 1:7 “But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.” 1 John 5:1-5 “Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him. By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous. For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?” Psalm 103:11, 13, 17, 18 “For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him. Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him. But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children's children; To such as keep his covenant, and to those that remember his commandments to do them.” Matthew 19:16, 17 “And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.” Ezekiel 18:24 “But when the righteous turneth away from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, and doeth according to all the abominations that the wicked man doeth, shall he live? All his righteousness that he hath done shall not be mentioned: in his trespass that he hath trespassed, and in his sin that he hath sinned, in them shall he die.” Galatians 2:17, 18 “But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is therefore Christ the minister of sin? God forbid. For if I build again the things which I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor.” Exodus 20:6 “And showing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.” I took you to 14 different locations and none support the Once Saved, Always Saved satanic doctrine.
62. New theology - Sin and Live or “I’m gonna go on sinning until Jesus comes” - No Biblical support for such a doctrine The Bible teaches: Saints can and will have victory over sin now - 1 Peter 1:22, 23 “Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently: Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.” Titus 2:14 “Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.” 1 Corinthians 10:13 “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.” John 5:14 “Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee.” 1 Corinthians 15:43 “It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power:” 1 John 2:1 “My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:” Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” 1 John 5:2, 3 “By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.” 1 John 3:9 “Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.” Jeremiah 31:31-33 “Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah: Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the LORD: But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.” Romans 8:9 “But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.” Romans 12:2 “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” Galatians 5:16 “This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.” Ephesians 2:4-6 “But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:” Ephesians 5:27 “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.” Hebrews 8:10 “For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people:” Hebrews 10:16 “This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them;” Jude 24 “Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,” Here is what is so wrong with the people who say they will sin until Jesus comes. At some point in the little time of trouble, when decisions are being made to come out of Babylon, a point will be reached when decisions will have been made and then Jesus stands up, signifying the end of probation, announcing what is written in Rev. 22:11, “He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.” Everyone is marked for eternity with either God’s seal and can’t be lost, or the mark of the beast and can’s be saved. The plagues are poured out. If a person says I will sin till Jesus comes, then they were sinning when probation ended and have the mark of the beast.
63. New theology - Man was born with original sin - No Biblical support for such a doctrine - The Bible teaches: Man is born with evil tendencies - Isaiah 64:6 “But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.” Romans 3:10 “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:” Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;” Romans 5:12 “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:” Romans 7:23 “But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.” Psalm 51:5 “Behold, I was shapen in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me.” Ephesians 2:1-3 “And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins: Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.” Romans 8:5-7 “For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.”
64. New theology - Christ was born in sinless flesh- No Biblical support for such a doctrine. The Bible teaches: Christ was born sanctified but in sinful flesh - Romans 1:3 “Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh;” Romans 8:3 “For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:” Hebrews 2:4-18 “God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will? For unto the angels hath he not put in subjection the world to come, whereof we speak. But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man, that thou visitest him? Thou madest him a little lower than the angels; thou crownedst him with glory and honour, and didst set him over the works of thy hands: Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him. But now we see not yet all things put under him. But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man. For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings. For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren, Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee. And again, I will put my trust in him. And again, Behold I and the children which God hath given me. Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham. Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people. For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.” Luke 1:35 “And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.” 1 Peter 4:1 “Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin;” Hebrews 4:15 “For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.” John 1:1-3, 14 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.” Galatians 4:4, 5 “But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.” John 5:30 “I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.” Philippians 2:7 “But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:”
65. New theology - Christ is our substitute, but can not be our example - No Biblical support for such a doctrine. The Bible teaches: Christ is both our substitute and our example - 1 John 3:3 “And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.” Hebrews 4:15, 16 “For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” 1 Peter 2:21-23 “For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously:” Isaiah 53:4, 5 “Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.” 1 Corinthians 15:3, 22 “For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.” Matthew 26:28 “For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.” Hebrews 9:28 “So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.” 1 John 3:5-7 “And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin. Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him. Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.” Acts 20:28 “Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.” 1 Peter 1:18,19 “Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:” 1 John 1:7 “But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.” Romans 5:6 “For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.” Acts 3:26 “Unto you first God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities.” 2 Corinthians 4:10 “Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.”
66. New theology - Denies both perfectionism and perfection - No Biblical support for such a doctrine as perfectionism. The Bible teaches: Perfection of character can be attained - .Job 1:1, 8 “There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil. And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?” 1 John 2:29 “If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of him.” 2 Corinthians 7:1 “Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.” 2 Timothy 4:18 “And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom: to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.” 2 Corinthians 2:14 “Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place.” 1 John 3:9 “Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.” 1 John 5:18 “We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not.” 2 Peter 1:4 “Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.” Jude 24 “Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,”
67. New theology - New Birth occurs sometime after conversion - No Biblical support for such a doctrine. The Bible teaches: New Birth occurs at conversion. Mark 1: 8, 11 “I indeed have baptized you with water: but he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost. And there came a voice from heaven, saying, Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” Matthew 3:11 “I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:” John 3:1-7 “There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born? Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.” 1 John 2:20 “But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things.” 1 John 5:18 “We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not.” 2 Corinthians 3:18 “But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.” Romans 6:6, 7 “Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. For he that is dead is freed from sin.” Ezekiel 36:26, 27 “A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.” Ephesians 4:22-24 “That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.” Romans 12:2 “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” Philippians 2:5 “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:” Psalm 40:8 “I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.”
68. New theology - We are in Christ, but Christ is not in us - No Biblical support for such a doctrine. The Bible teaches: We are in Christ, and Christ is in us. 1 John 2:5, 6 “But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him. He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.” 1 John 3:24 “And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.” 1 John 4:13, 15 “Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit. Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.” Psalm 119:2, 3 “Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart. They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways.” 2 Corinthians 13:5 “Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?” John 15:4-7 “Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast [them] into the fire, and they are burned. If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.” John 14:10 “Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.”
69. New theology - Sin results from human limitations - No Biblical support for such a doctrine. The Bible teaches: Sin is volitional disobedience. Exodus 20:7 “Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.” Leviticus 6:4 “Then it shall be, because he hath sinned, and is guilty, that he shall restore that which he took violently away, or the thing which he hath deceitfully gotten, or that which was delivered him to keep, or the lost thing which he found,” James 2:10 “For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.” James 4:17 “Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.” John 9:41 “Jesus said unto them, If ye were blind, ye should have no sin: but now ye say, We see; therefore your sin remaineth.” Acts 17:30 “And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:” 1 Corinthians 15:34 “Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame.” Romans 6:16 “Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?”
70. New theology - Sin will be removed at the second coming - No Biblical support for such a doctrine. The Bible teaches: All sin may and must be put away now. Galatians 5:16-24 “This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law. Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.” 1 Peter 4:1 “Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin;” 2 Peter 2:14, 15 “Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children: Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness;” James 1:21 “Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.” Romans 6:6, 7 “Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. For he that is dead is freed from sin.” Revelation 3:21 “To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.” Romans 8:5-7, 14 “For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.” 1 Corinthians 15:34, 57 “Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” Hebrews 7:25 “Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.” Job 1:22 “In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly.” 1 John 3:3-9 “And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure. Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law. And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin. Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him. Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous. He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.” 1 John 5:18 “We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not.” Jude 24 “Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,” Psalm 51:12 “Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.” 2 Peter 3:9 “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.”
71. New theology - We are not separated from God if the tenor of our life is right - No Biblical support for such a doctrine. The Bible teaches: One sin separates us from Christ. Genesis 3:22-24 “And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever: Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken. So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.” Numbers 20:11, 12 “And Moses lifted up his hand, and with his rod he smote the rock twice: and the water came out abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their beasts also. And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron, Because ye believed me not, to sanctify me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore ye shall not bring this congregation into the land which I have given them.”
72. New theology - The SANCTUARY (A) - The atonement was completed at the cross - No Biblical support for such a doctrine. The Bible teaches: The atonement is completed in the sanctuary. Leviticus 16:33 “And he shall make an atonement for the holy sanctuary, and he shall make an atonement for the tabernacle for the altar, and he shall make an atonement for the priests, and for all the people of the congregation.”
73. New theology - The SANCTUARY (B) - Christ began His MHP ministry in A.D. 31 - No Biblical support for such a doctrine. The Bible teaches: Christ began His MHP ministry in A.D. 1844. Daniel 8:14 “And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed.”
74. New theology - The SANCTUARY (C) - Judgment of the living at the Second Coming - No Biblical support for such a doctrine. The Bible teaches: Judgment of the living occurs before the close of probation. Daniel 12:1 “And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.” Daniel 7:22 “Until the Ancient of days came, and judgment was given to the saints of the most High; and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom.” Daniel 7:11 “I beheld then because of the voice of the great words which the horn spake: I beheld even till the beast was slain, and his body destroyed, and given to the burning flame.” Daniel 7:26 “But the judgment shall sit, and they shall take away his dominion, to consume and to destroy it unto the end.” Revelation 14:7 “Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.”
75. New theology - Justification is a forensic act of God only - No Biblical support for such a doctrine. The Bible teaches: Justification requires the entire surrender of the will. Romans 2:13 “For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.” Isaiah 55:7 “Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.” Proverbs 28:13 “He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.” Ephesians 2:8 “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:” Romans 5:1, 9 “Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.”
76. New theology - Sanctification is man’s imperfect works for God - No Biblical support for such a doctrine. The Bible teaches: Sanctification is God’s gift of holiness to man. Zechariah 3:3, 4 “Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and stood before the angel. And he answered and spake unto those that stood before him, saying, Take away the filthy garments from him. And unto him he said, Behold, I have caused thine iniquity to pass from thee, and I will clothe thee with change of raiment.” Titus 2:14 “Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.” Philippians 2:13 “For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.” Hebrews 9:14 “How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?” Hebrews 10:22 “Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.” Hebrews 13:21 “Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is well pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.” 2 Peter 1:10, 11 “Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall: For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.” James 1:12 “Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.” 1 John 5:4 “For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.” Galatians 5:16 “This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.” Revelation 14:12 “Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.” Acts 15:9 “And put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith.” James 1:3, 4 “Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.” 1 Thessalonians 5:22, 23 “Abstain from all appearance of evil. And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” John 15:5 “I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.” Revelation 22:11 “He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.”
77. New theology - Gospel - Justification alone - No Biblical support for such a doctrine. The Bible teaches: Justification and Sanctification - Philippians 1:6 “Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:” Romans 3:24 “Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:” Titus 2:14 “Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.” 1 Corinthians 1:30 ”But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:” 1 John 4:13 “Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit.” Acts 3:26 “Unto you first God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities.” Romans 1:16 “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.” Philippians 2:13 “For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.” Romans 5:9 “Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.” Ephesians 5:25-27 “Husbands, 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.” Hebrews 10:10 “By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.” Hebrews 13:21 “Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.” Hebrews 9:14 “How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?” Acts 26:18 “To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.” Revelation 22:11 “He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.” 1 Thessalonians 5:23 “And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Zechariah 3:3, 4 “Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and stood before the angel. And he answered and spake unto those that stood before him, saying, Take away the filthy garments from him. And unto him he said, Behold, I have caused thine iniquity to pass from thee, and I will clothe thee with change of raiment.” 1 John 1:9 “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” Romans 8:1-4 “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.” Matthew 7:21 “Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.” Hebrews 5:9 “And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;” 2 Thessalonians 2:13 “But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:” This is by no means the end as New Theology (which is the old error) errors continue to find their way into our beloved church. Another serious problem is all the winds of doctrine that are blowing all through our Adventism today such as: 1. Calling the denomination Babylon; 2. The Leviticus chapter 26 and the 2520 Prophecy which is not a prophecy, and only refers to the duration and severity of the punishment; 3. The Holy Spirit not a Person; 4. Only Name of God is Yahweh; 5. Keeping the feast days; 6. God doesn’t kill; 7. The Wednesday Crucifixion; 8. The Lunar Sabbath; 9. The New Moon Feast; and 10. Diet and dress extremes, etc, etc. It is Satan’s purpose to get God’s people caught up and focused on a wind of doctrine and away from preaching and teaching the three angel’s messages. These winds of doctrines will continue to come in. Note- Large portions of the new theology information in this paper were taken from the book “Deceptions of the New Theology” written by Drs. Colin D. Standish and Russell R. Standish and is available from www.hartlandpublications.com.
78. Why are our pastors encouraged to read books by authors not of our faith? – Authors such as John Hagee, Charles Stanley, Joel Osteen, T.D. Jakes. What is Dr. Rick Warren, Pastor of Saddleback Valley Community Church and the author of the 'The Purpose Driven Life going to teach our pastors that would be better than what we have in the Spirit of Prophecy? Rick Warren’s Bible of choice is the Message Bible. I have a copy in my library and have no reason or occasion to refer to it. Satan had to have influence over its production. Why? If we read the Lord’s prayer in the KJV, the last sentence in Matthew 6:13 reads “For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.” What does the Message Bible say for that sentence? It reads, “You’re in charge! You can do anything you want! You’re ablaze in Beauty! Yes. Yes. Yes.” That was not the words of Jesus.
79. Where are the watchmen? Could there be leaders in high positions affecting the direction downward that the church has been taking? - Pastor Bill Hughes the author of the books 'The Secret Terrorists' and 'The Enemy Unmasked' says the modern Adventist Church has been infiltrated by both the Catholic Church and the Jesuit Order for the purpose of leading the Seventh Day Adventist Church into the ecumenical movement. Ellen white gave adequate warning: God’s Prophet Says, “The first triumphs of the Reformation past, Rome summoned new forces, hoping to accomplish its destruction. At this time the order of the Jesuits was created, the most cruel, unscrupulous, and powerful of all the champions of popery. Cut off from earthly ties and human interests, dead to the claims of natural affection, reason and conscience wholly silenced, they knew no rule, no tie, but that of their order, and no duty but to extend its power. The gospel of Christ had enabled its adherents to meet danger and endure suffering, undismayed by cold, hunger, toil, and poverty, to uphold the banner of truth in face of the rack, the dungeon, and the stake. To combat these forces, Jesuitism inspired its followers with a fanaticism that enabled them to endure like dangers, and to oppose to the power of truth all the weapons of deception. There was no crime too great for them to commit, no deception too base for them to practice, no disguise too difficult for them to assume. Vowed to perpetual poverty and humility, it was their studied aim to secure wealth and power, to be devoted to the overthrow of Protestantism, and the re-establishment of the papal supremacy. {GC 234.2} When appearing as members of their order, they wore a garb of sanctity, visiting prisons and hospitals, ministering to the sick and the poor, professing to have renounced the world, and bearing the sacred name of Jesus, who went about doing good. But under this blameless exterior the most criminal and deadly purposes were often concealed. It was a fundamental principle of the order that the end justifies the means. By this code, lying, theft, perjury, assassination were not only pardonable but commendable, when they served the interests of the church. Under various disguises the Jesuits worked their way into offices of state, climbing up to be the counselors of kings, and shaping the policy of nations. They became servants to act as spies upon their masters. They established colleges for the sons of princes and nobles, and schools for the common people; and the children of Protestant parents were drawn into an observance of popish rites. All the outward pomp and display of the Romish worship was brought to bear to confuse the mind and dazzle and captivate the imagination, and thus the liberty for which the fathers had toiled and bled was betrayed by the sons. The Jesuits rapidly spread themselves over Europe, and wherever they went, there followed a revival of popery.” {GC 235.1} In GC88 565.3, God’s Prophet Says, “The Roman Church is far-reaching in her plans and modes of operation. She is employing every device to extend her influence and increase her power in preparation for a fierce and determined conflict to regain control of the world, to re-establish persecution, and to undo all that Protestantism has done.” {GC88 565.3}
80. Why do we need Spiritual Formation and how did this ever get into our SDA church? The spiritual exercises of St. Ignatius de Loyola have been repackaged to appear so sanctimonious but like wine when it is red; “…At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder.” Proverbs 23:32. Isn’t it strange that my former pastor wearing the wedding ring is a teacher of Spiritual Formation? Why am I not surprised? On September 2011, a directive went out from the General Conference to the 13 divisions of the world, that they will teach spiritual formation. At the last General Conference session in 2010 held in Atlanta, President Ted Wilson said the following in his July 3rd morning address the last Sabbath morning of the 59th General Conference session before a crowd of 69,989 Seventh-day Adventists and friends: “Stay away from non-biblical spiritual disciplines or methods of spiritual formation that are rooted in mysticism such as contemplative prayer, centering prayer, and the emerging church movement in which they are promoted." Although Ted Wilson was a General Conference Vice President and was on the IBMTE, the International Board of Ministerial and Theological Education, which approved Spiritual Formation in 2001, he obviously learned its danger at a later date, or he originally opposed it and the vote carried. It is soon to be 4 years since his speech, and now you can get a doctorate in Spiritual Formation at Andrews University. If you want to become a Chaplain, you are required to take a course in Spiritual Formation. If a historic SDA submitted to spiritual formation, he may very well end up in the enemy’s camp and reject his former belief. It is dangerous to the soul.
81. Why have non-Adventist books been sold in the ABC stores? Whether this is true today is not relevant. I have seen with my own eyes in years past.
82. Why have music by non-SDA’s been sold in the ABC stores? Whether this is true today is not relevant. I have seen with my own eyes in years past.
83. Why have some items of jewelry been sold in the ABC stores? Whether this is true today is not relevant. I have seen with my own eyes in years past.
84. Why do some of our churches have steeples? Much is written about the origin of steeples and it is not Christian rather its origin is truly pagan. Anyone can go online and do the research. It seems that when churches are built, older architecture must be correct as spires, steeples and obelisks adorn many old church buildings. Its roots are in paganism and the worship of the phallic symbol. If steeples are so important, why not go pagan all the way? There will be no steeple on my church, thank you.
85. Why are there some Seventh-day Adventists now who believe it is okay to drink alcoholic wine? And where are the consecrated pastors who allow such foolishness? I use the KJV and it still says in Proverbs 20:1 “Wine [is] a mocker, strong drink [is] raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.” The argument is that science is proven that drinking wine in moderation is good for your heart. So science is right and God is wrong? Never! God says, “…whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.” For that matter, they even say coffee is good for you, but we know that caffeine does have a deleterious effect on the body.
86. Why do Adventist TV programming have SDA’s wearing jewelry and cosmetics? There is nothing peculiar in dressing like and mimicking the world. I was watching the Hope channel and there was one performer wearing much jewelry and another much cosmetics and a knee length skirt. 3 ABN is not much different at times. Do we really want those in the churches of Babylon to say those Adventists are just like us? If we are not peculiar to the world, might we be peculiar to God? Was dress reform applicable to Ellen White’s time only?
87. Why has vain human philosophy, in many cases, supplanted the Spirit of Prophecy? God has given our denomination blueprints to follow that would have made us successful in every area of the work. But we have thrown the blueprints aside in favor of plans of human devising. The results are evident. In the medical we are the tail when we could have been the head. In education we have failed and we train young people to be successful career minded worldly people rather than missionaries in the cause of God. I speak of the majority and not the few exceptions. In our seminaries we have enemies of our faith who instruct seminarians in ways that make them less educated in our true message then when they first went in. Every year new programs are developed for Evangelism and always with meager results. New plans, new programs, and what does the Lord say? Isaiah 50:10,11 “Who [is] among you that feareth the LORD, that obeyeth the voice of his servant, that walketh [in] darkness, and hath no light? let him trust in the name of the LORD, and stay upon his God. Behold, all ye that kindle a fire, that compass [yourselves] about with sparks: walk in the light of your fire, and in the sparks [that] ye have kindled. This shall ye have of mine hand; ye shall lie down in sorrow.” In R&H 12-13-1892, God’s Prophet Says, “Human wisdom will lead away from self-denial, from consecration, and will devise many things that tend to make of no effect God's messages.”--The Review and Herald, Dec. 13, 1892. - Isaiah 5:20, 21 “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe unto [them that are] wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!” God’s Prophet Says in RH Dec. 22, 1896, “The class here represented, in order to exalt their own opinions, employ a reasoning which is not authorized by the Word of God. They walk in the sparks of their own kindling. By their specious reasoning, they confuse the distinction that God desires to have drawn between good and evil. The sacred is brought down on a level with common things. Avarice and selfishness are called by false names; they are called prudence. Their rising up in independence and rebellion, their revenge and stubbornness, in their eyes are proofs of dignity, evidences of a noble mind. They act as though ignorance of divine things were not dangerous and even fatal to the soul; and they prefer their own reasoning to divine revelation, their own plans and human wisdom to the admonitions and commands of God. The piety and conscientiousness of others are called fanaticism, and those who practise truth and holiness are watched and criticized. They deride those who teach and believe the mystery of godliness, "Christ in you, the hope of glory." The principles underlying these things are not discerned by them; and they go on in wrong-doing, leaving the bars open for Satan to find ready access to the soul.” (RH Dec. 22, 1896).
88. Why did our denomination so heartily endorse the late Dr. Samuele Bacchiocchi and his writings? Ex-Jesuit Alberto Rivera said Samuele Bacchiocchi was a Jesuit infiltrator in the SDA denomination before Rivera was assassinated by the Jesuits. Let’s pretend that we have a little smarts. Bacchiocchi graduates summa cum laude from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. He writes a thesis, that is published as a book, “Sabbath to Sunday,” which is endorsed by the Jesuits, has a preface written by a Jesuit Priest and carries the Imprimatur which is Latin for "let it be printed." When a Roman Catholic bishop grants his imprimatur to a printed work, he assures the reader that nothing therein is contrary to Catholic faith or morals. This imprimatur is not given lightly; only after a thorough review process. The imprimatur says the work is acceptable reading for Roman Catholics. Danny Vierra says in his book “The Final Inquisition” page 40, that he read the book “Sabbath to Sunday,” and asked Samuele Bacchiocchi to his face, “I read your book and noticed that you never refer to the Lord’s Day as the Seventh-day Sabbath, Saturday.” After a long pause Samuele Bacchiocchi’s reply was, “Very good observation young man, it doesn’t.” Danny Vierra received a sharp rebuke from his pastor after the service at the Galt SDA Church and was later disfellowshipped. Samuele Bacchiocchi has taken issue with some historic SDA doctrines and even has taken issue with Ellen White. He has been very effective in causing considerable damage to our church and has had a significant following. He had been a professor at Andrews teaching theology. God help the young minds who were under his tutelage.
89. Why is there within the church a widespread network of men and women dedicated to promoting the errors of apostate Protestantism? That which men like Desmond Ford and Robert Brinsmead proclaimed, these men now promote. 2 Timothy 4:3, 4 “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away [their] ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.” This scripture is being fulfilled in our ears and before our eyes.
90. Where are the leaders with backbone who are unafraid to “Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and show my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.” Are pensions and paychecks holding back those in leadership positions, who see the sins in the church and make hardly a whisper against it? We are in the most serious crisis in our history and soon everything will be turned upside down and most of the sleeping complacent ones will leave the church in droves, because no one wants to cry aloud and spare not. God’s Prophet Says in 3T 280.3, “If God abhors one sin above another, of which His people are guilty, it is doing nothing in case of an emergency. Indifference and neutrality in a religious crisis is regarded of God as a grievous crime and equal to the very worst type of hostility against God.” {3T 280.3} I believe that most sincere pastors and sincere conference leaders and sincere union people and on up the ladder are like Aaron. They want to please the people when they should be true to their trust. God’s Prophet Says in 3T 293.3, “God might have chosen Aaron as leader; but He who is acquainted with hearts, who understands character, knew that Aaron was yielding and lacked moral courage to stand in defense of the right under all circumstances, irrespective of consequences. Aaron's desire to have the good will of the people sometimes led him to commit great wrongs. He too frequently yielded to their entreaties, and in so doing dishonored God. {3T 293.3} Now while Moses was in the mount, Aaron should have stood firm when the people came to him. God’s Prophet Says in 3T 296.2 “The people beset him to make them gods to go before them into Egypt. Here was an opportunity for Aaron to show his faith and unwavering confidence in God, and with firmness and decision to meet the proposition of the people. But his natural desire to please and to yield to the people led him to sacrifice the honor of God. He requested them to bring their ornaments to him, and he wrought out for them a golden calf and proclaimed before the people: "These be thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt." {3T 296.2} God’s Prophet Says in 3T 299.1 “When Aaron took the first step in the wrong direction, the spirit which had actuated the people imbued him, and he took the lead and directed as a general, and the people were singularly obedient. Here Aaron gave decided sanction to the most aggravated sins, because it was less difficult than to stand in vindication of the right. When he swerved from his integrity in giving sanction to the people in their sins he seemed inspired with a decision, earnestness, and zeal new to him. His timidity seemed suddenly to disappear. With a zeal that he had never manifested in standing in defense of the honor of God against wrong he seized the instruments to work out the gold into the image of a calf. He ordered an altar to be built, and, with assurance worthy of a better cause, he proclaimed to the people that on the morrow there would be a feast to the Lord. The trumpeters took the word from the mouth of Aaron and sounded the proclamation from company to company of the armies of Israel.” {3T 299.1} When Moses came down from the mount and saw the blatant apostasy that his people pleasing brother allowed, 3,000 had to die. But Moses had to undo what his faithless brother had done. Where are the Moses-like leaders today as we are in the omega of apostasy? We have been retreating to Egypt far too long. How many SDA’s will have to die in a lost condition because of the compromises that came into our denomination with only a whimper of opposition? If we are afraid of the wrath of man, we will face the wrath of God.
91. What is the reason for the NLP and dialectical praxis? Satanic mind altering programs like Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Dialectical Praxis are being used and have been used on our people for decades. My first experience with NLP was in a church in Northern Virginia in the early 1980’s. Satan’s hypnotic methods have no business in God’s church. Dialectical praxis used with NLP can get a person with a correct stand on Biblical doctrines to change to the new theologies and never realize he switched sides. Watch out my brethren, for ‘spiritual formation’ is harmless in appearance, but deadly in effect. Mind control is rampant in the SDA church today.
92. Why was our denomination seeking improvements from an inter-denominational Pentecostal style charismatic Sunday-keeping church called Willow Creek? In time a Willow Creek Association was formed and many of our churches and conference organizations joined. It’s like Saul going to the witch at Endor. The Adventist Review, December 18, 1997 made three points in an article about Willow Creek. 1. Adventists should give Willow Creek a fair shake.” 2. “Adventists should continue gleaning from Willow Creek.” 3. “Gleaning from Willow Creek’s message does not mean forfeiting our message.” How blessed James White was not to see the paper he started to endorse Babylon’s offerings. Some of those churches are no longer Seventh-day Adventists today.
93. How could our leadership at its highest level, have allowed the compromises in our doctrines in the book published in 1957 titled “Questions on Doctrine? “The most noticeable changes concerned the presentation of the Seventh-day understanding of the human nature of Christ and our consequent understanding of Righteousness by Faith. Further, many believed that the Seventh-day Adventist views of the mark of the beast, Babylon, the Sanctuary, the Atonement and the Spirit of Prophecy were seriously muted, if not largely effectively destroyed. Our faith was effectively destroyed, its central doctrines compromised.” From “HALF A CENTURY OF APOSTASY - The New Theology’s Grim Harvest – 1956 – 2006” by Russell R. Standish and Colin D. Standish - Chapter 3 Page 7 (Available through hartlandpublications.com)
94. Why has the fully decorated Christmas tree found a place in the sanctuaries of many of our churches? I am writing #94 on the 25th of December 2009, a day that many Christians celebrate as Christmas. Careful research will show that Christ was not born on Christmas day and that its origin is fully pagan. There are no shepherds tending flocks in December in that geographical part of the holy lands. It is more likely that the month could have been October or even September. But Seventh-day Adventist today not only celebrate Christmas, they decorate the tree in their homes, contrary to a scriptural warning in Jeremiah 10:2-4. “Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them. For the customs of the people [are] vain: for [one] cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the ax. They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.” Some will argue that Mrs. White encouraged the Christmas tree in the church. What she encouraged was that financial offerings to Jesus to be placed upon the tree. God’s Prophet Says in AH 482.1, “Letters of inquiry have come to us asking, Shall we have a Christmas tree? Will it not be like the world? We answer, You can make it like the world if you have a disposition to do so, or you can make it as unlike the world as possible. There is no particular sin in selecting a fragrant evergreen and placing it in our churches, but the sin lies in the motive which prompts to action and the use which is made of the gifts placed upon the tree.” {AH 482.1} I have seen in some churches and on Adventist television trees decorated with lights, garland, ornaments of all descriptions, contrary to the purpose intended in S.O.P. In my church we choose to heed the scripture warning with a thus saith the Lord, “…Learn not the way of the heathen…” Every compromise lays the groundwork for the next. Sadly, many SDA parents teach their children deception from an early age, as they want their children to believe the lie that Santa Claus is coming to town. Can this lie to one’s children be justified? Is it really so harmless as it appears on the surface? Who is most delighted by SDA parents putting a false witness on their children? How about the one who said, “Ye shall not surely die?” Do you think it is mere coincidence that SANTA reads SATAN, just by moving the “N” to the last letter?
95. What are we doing attending and even in some cases, sponsoring Easter sunrise services? Is there no end to our love affair with pagan rituals? Are there churches that do this? Yes there are and they do it sometimes with the churches of Babylon. I have seen a newspaper article where the SDA pastor was in the forefront of this pagan sun worshipping ritual.
I must stop at 95. Is this list complete? Not by a long shot and I do expect to hear from many historic SDA’s telling me I forgot to list this compromise or that compromise. Suffice it to say, these 95 listed could be called a short list. My purpose in writing this thesis is to wake up a sleeping church, at least those who wish to be awakened to the fact that we are in a seriously compromised condition and the apostasy is worse than it ever was in ancient Israel. Why do I say that? Because we have all the tools and resources at our disposal, so that we need not get caught up in the last day deceptions that Jesus warned us about 4 times in Matthew 24. I strongly urge you dear reader, to order “HALF A CENTURY OF APOSTASY” by Russell and Colin Standish. www.hartlandpublications.com.

And now the PLUS ONE – added August 2012

1. What is the Columbia Union in the North America Division doing by becoming an independent ministry? Certainly they are not united with the General Conference when the world body twice rejected the ordination of women in past General Conference sessions. Will other Unions be far behind?

Listen to God’s prophet to His last day church:

God’s Prophet Says in 1888 Messages 1647.2 “Satan has laid every measure possible that nothing shall come among us as a people to reprove and rebuke us, and exhort us to put away our errors. But there is a people who will bear the ark of God. Some will go out from among us who will bear the ark no longer. But these cannot make walls to obstruct the truth; for it will go onward and upward to the end. In the past God has raised up men, and He still has men of opportunity waiting, prepared to do His bidding--men who will go through restrictions which are only as walls daubed with untempered mortar. When God puts His Spirit upon men, they will work. They will proclaim the word of the Lord; they will lift up their voice like a trumpet. The truth will not be diminished or lose its power in their hands. They will show the people their transgressions, and the house of Jacob their sins.” {1888 1647.2}
God’s Prophet Says in LDE 180.3,-5, “Soon God's people will be tested by fiery trials, and the great proportion of those who now appear to be genuine and true will prove to be base metal. . . .” {LDE 180.3}
“When the religion of Christ is most held in contempt, when His law is most despised, then should our zeal be the warmest and our courage and firmness the most unflinching. 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.-“ 5T 136 (1882). {LDE 180.4}
“The church may appear as about to fall, but it does not fall. It remains, while the sinners in Zion will be sifted out--the chaff separated from the precious wheat. This is a terrible ordeal, but nevertheless it must take place.”-- 2SM 380 (1886). {LDE 180.5}

God’s Prophet Says in 1888 Messages 1647.1, ”Nevertheless, the foundation of God standeth sure. The Lord knoweth them that are His. The sanctified minister must have no guile in his mouth. He must be open as the day, free from every taint of evil. A sanctified ministry and press will be a power in flashing the light of truth on this untoward generation. Light, brethren, more light we need. Blow the trumpet in Zion; sound an alarm in the holy mountain. Gather the host of the Lord, with sanctified hearts, to hear what the Lord will say unto His people; for He has increased light for all who will hear. Let them be armed and equipped, and come up to the battle--to the help of the Lord against the mighty. God Himself will work for Israel. Every lying tongue will be silenced. Angels' hands will overthrow the deceptive schemes that are being formed. The bulwarks of Satan will never triumph. Victory will attend the third angel's message. As the Captain of the Lord's host tore down the walls of Jericho, so will the Lord's commandment-keeping people triumph, and all opposing elements be defeated. Let no soul complain of the servants of God who have come to them with a heaven-sent message. Do not any longer pick flaws in them, saying, "They are too positive; they talk too strongly." They may talk strongly; but is it not needed? God will make the ears of the hearers tingle if they will not heed His voice or His message. He will denounce those who resist the word of God.” {1888 1647.1}

As the apostasy deepens and God’s true remnant, who keep the commandments of God and hold high the standards, are assailed by the many compromising brethren within the SDA church, causing many of the faithful to be disfellowshipped because of their unwillingness to compromise, begin to wonder if God has forsaken them. But they remember the counsel regarding the 54th chapter of Isaiah. This will be especially applicable to a much greater degree after probation has closed and God’s people go through the time of Jacob’s trouble. God’s Prophet Says in RH Aug. 20, 1895, “ “All the fifty-fourth chapter of Isaiah is applicable to the people of God, and every specification of the prophecy will be fulfilled. The Lord will not forsake His people in their time of trial. He says, "For a small moment have I forsaken you; but with great mercies will I gather thee. In a little wrath I hid my face from thee for a moment; but with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on thee, saith the Lord thy Redeemer." Are these words of comfort spoken to those who are making void the law of God? No, no, the promise is for those who amid general apostasy, keep the commandments of God, and lift up the moral standard before the eyes of the world who have forsaken the ordinance, and broken the everlasting covenant.” [Isa. 54:9-13 quoted] (RH Aug. 20, 1895).

To the faithful warriors who are growing weary with the downward course the church has taken for so many years, Hold Fast! We are on the winning side. Hold Fast! We like no other generation before us are privileged to have a part in the vindication of God’s character before the universe. Hold Fast! He who said He will come, will come, and as we rise to meet Him in the air, whatever we had endured on this planet will seem as nothingness as we enter the realm of eternity and see Jesus, face to Face.

My 95 Theses Plus One
Completed in 2010 with Revisions in August 2012, April 2014
By Richard C. Vaughn
P.O. Box 727
South Hill, VA 23970
pastorvaughn1@hotmail.com

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