Saturday, September 17, 2011

Why Adventism is Prophetically Wrong

My dearest Seventh-day Adventist friends and family, please believe I am humbly writing our of the sincerest love for God and you. For just a moment, sheathe your fear and defensiveness and open your hearts to my words. If I am wrong, have faith that God will not allow you to be deceived. God is good and all powerful, and when you are with Him, He promises not to let anyone snatch you from His hands.

I appeal to your faith in God as sovereign and I willingly, happily pray that if my words are not of Him, may He show them to be deceived and of the Devil. I am not afraid of being wrong. I am more afraid of being right and not writing this to you: 
Look at the world. You, you dear SDA have spent your life looking for signs of Jesus‘ glorious second return. I know the devotion of your heart. You are such a good people, so kind, so zealous for God--so earnestly wanting to see the end of the world and Jesus' reign.

Whether or not that moment is near is not given to us to know, but the signs of our society’s apocalypse is imminent. Evil has taken over and we are about to plunge into a dark ages of sin and chaos the world has rarely seen. America and Western culture are on the very precipice of moral destruction.

Satan’s forces are strong and God’s people, His Beloved Bride, is the only thing that is going to stand between the utter destruction of mankind--not only perhaps physically, but more importantly, I am directly speaking of spiritually. Sin is no longer spoken about. Sin has taken over and is strangling our innocent children. The world is crying out for Salvation and its only hope is the Body of Christ.

That is why I ask each and every one of you to really think about Jesus’ command to His disciples to stay unified. Satan knew the moment of his triumph could only happen if he could combine the forces of evil and divide God’s people. Please take the time to read the last prayer of Jesus before He went to His death. He prayed for unity--not divisions. We are to be ONE people.

No one, no Christian cares if you worship on Saturday. God is pleased when we worship any day and all days of the week. Do not use this issue to break the commandment of Christ that we should stay unified. “What God hath joined together, let no man put asunder.” “A house divided will fall.”

Time to jettison all things that truly divide us as children of God and join together that we may be a witness to the world of our love. The power of a unified Christianity (and unity with His people Israel) to show the world a God of love, mercy, forgiveness and righteousness. 

Any prophecy that encourages us to fear each other, to stay “separate” from other Christians is not of God. You must deny us as Christians in order to remain separate. God calls to unify even more as his second return is closer:
...not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. Hebrews 10:25 

There will be no voice powerful enough to show a Good God if we are all maintain a stubborn and prideful suspicion of each other. We are infighting with each other as the world is being enslaved to the Devil and his tyranny of relativism.
I beseech you, my brothers and sisters in Christ!

Your prophecy pits us against each other. It makes us--Christians who are not SDA--the potential enemy, so you withdraw from unity in fear. Can this prophecy really be of God, who has commanded unity? Can this fear of us produce the love required of God for each other?

Dearest Adventists, open your hearts and minds to the possibility that your last-day prophecy was not of God. Those people of God outside Adventism will not judge you nor ridicule you if you join us. We will embrace you and feed you and then when you are able to stand, we will hand you the sword of the spirit to join us in battle.

I assure you, I am aware that Christianity seems hopelessly shattered into many different camps and even if you did come out, we wouldn’t be unified out here. I know, it certainly looks like that. But God will never forsake His Bride. Do not look at the outer appearance. Miracles happen all the time.

Darkness is growing, we must join our little lights together so that we can illumine the way for all the lost souls wishing an escape from sin. We need you Adventists and you need us. A prophesy that divides is not of God.


Allan Javellana said...

Are we not also commanded...

Matthew 10:14 KJV

And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet.

Luke 9:5 KJV

And whosoever will not receive you, when ye go out of that city, shake off the very dust from your feet for a testimony against them.

Arik said...

Dear Catholics,

Prophecy is a gift from God to His people. Though we can not know the hour of Christ's coming, prophecy, if rightly understood, we can know the times of which we live, and be prepared for our King's soon return so that it does not take us by surprise.

We are to worship God in Truth and Spirit, and so the unity we should seek should also be in Truth and in Spirit. Error keeps us from receiving the full measure of God's Righteousness! Truth unites. The war is between Good and evil, not Catholics and Protestants.

The idea that "Whether or not that moment is near is not given to us to know" Is false, for Jesus Himself said Luke 21:34 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares. And again: Matthew 24:42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.
43 But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.
44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.

There is another command we should not ignore: Remember the Sabbath Day to Keep it Holy, Amen!

Ken said...

God does make distinctions. I would say that his bride is Israel (presently in darkness), and the Ecclesia (Church) is Christ's body. I believe that we should unite as much as possible, although our varying beliefs do make that difficult. I agree with a lot of what you write re SDA Church, which I left about 12 years ago. I believe it's important to understand that God is the Savior of all mankind, especially of believers. All mankind means just that, but that won't be fulfilled for some time yet (after the still-future eon of the eons- a phrase not unlike King of Kings and Lord of Lords). Believers include all of us who trust in Christ for our salvation, and Christ's Body includes some we might not expect, and some we expect belong really don't.

Anonymous said...

TB you must remember not ever to quote scripture, especially in a letter to the adventist's!

Best wishes.

Teresa Beem said...

We can certainly disagree on some things, but it is the mistrust that is keeping us from uniting. We need to trust each other and unite to show the world Christ.