Book: “What Every Seventh–day Adventist Should Know About The Shepherd’s Rod”

Book Front CoverExposing decades of misinformation, relentless suppression of truth, and willful misrepresentations of fact, this Christian book, “What Every Seventh-day Adventist Should Know About The Shepherd’s Rod, exposes the growing controversy over The Shepherd’s Rod (Davidian) message within the Seventh-day Adventist Church since 1930. This salvation issue now demands everyone’s urgent investigation, especially in light of current world conditions it has predicted, and which are now being fulfilled, to the total embarrassment of all its Church-led detractors.  Adventist leaders, have, over the years, mounted their harshest condemnations of the Rod for these now rapidly-fulfilling prophecies, which have caught both the church and the world by surprise, and have left most Church leaders to openly abandon many of the Denomination’s historic prophetic expositions out of sheer embarrassment for how miserably the Church’s theologians have failed through the test of time.  Significantly, these prophetic teachings were among the Church’s “strong points” for rejecting The Shepherd’s Rod message, yet they go unnoticed by the masses of Adventists that these reversals have ever occurred!

In “What Every Seventh-day Adventist Should Know About The Shepherd’s Rod,” the author has gone behind the scenes to uncover the dark and secret plots hatched by Adventist leaders in high places, thereby generating a spate of “fake news” that have been extremely effective in frightening away, and discouraging unsuspecting church members from investigating the truths contained in The Shepherd’s Rod.  But the days of such Church-sponsored fake news tactics and willful evidence tampering are now numbered, as the equalizer, in this unique compendium, has arrived.  This book is currently available on Amazon Global by clicking on the following link: www.Amazon.com

It is also available at Barnes and Noble (https://www.barnesandnoble.com ) with a full 33% discount!

If you are a traditional Adventist, you may have probably only heard the Adventist Denomination’s excoriating sermons, and read their deeply contrived reviews against The Shepherd’s Rod from the ministry’s perspective, but now, for the first time in nearly a century, there is a book that answers all the objections and allegations the Denomination has leveled against the truth-filled messages The Rod contains, and simultaneously challenges all Adventists to prove their case from the Bible alone—Sola Scriptura.

For starters, you might have been told that The Shepherd’s Rod and Branch Davidians are one and the same—wrong!  That’s a bald faced lie, they’re not.  OK, what about the notion that Davidians will one day arm themselves and execute the slay command in Ezekiel 9, and begin the slaughtering of perceived wicked Adventists who have reject their message?  Another bald-faced lie concocted by the Devil himself!  Then there is the false notion that David Koresh and the Branch Davidians were the succession ministry passed on from Victor Houteff?  Again, these are all patently false notions driven by the publishing ministry of the SDA Church and its sympathizers.

Get to the real truth by ordering your copy of “What Every Seventh-day Adventist Should Know About The Shepherd’s Rod,” today, and be informed as to why the USA now has its embassy in Jerusalem? Why is the SDA Church now romancing with the Papacy? Who bears the number 666?  Who or what is “the king of the north?” Why are the 144,000 evangelists a literal number of sinless saints from among the living, who will proclaim the Loud Cry without ever tasting death?  Why is Jerusalem the biggest headache for the SDA Church and the political world today? Why was David Koresh and his Branch-Davidians mistakenly targeted and covertly set upon by the US Government at the bloodied hands of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists? These and many more confounding questions the Denomination has since openly abandoned to “the trash heaps of history,” are now, for the first time, uncovered in this volume.  This book will inform you as to why the Song-bird of Prophecy (AKA the SDA Church) has stopped singing her prophetic notes, and has instead watered down “the everlasting gospel,” on account of her marriage to the Vatican-led ecumenical movement of today, while actively replacing the solemn end-time prophecies with emotionalism, and contemporary entertainment liturgy.  Be a wise virgin, and get your copy of this book today, as it contains the extra oil, so vitally necessary in preparing a people for the Bridegroom’s coming.

 

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Table of Contents (PARTIAL)

Chapter 1: CORRECTING HISTORICAL

INACCURACIES

  • Mt Carmel Center In Axtell (Not Waco), Texas
  • The Davidian’s Doctrine on War, Weapons, and Killing
  • Background on the Various Davidian Splinter Groups Today
  • The Rise of Benjamin & Lois Roden
  • The Rise of Vernon Howell (David Koresh)
  • The Rise of Mt Carmel Center
  • The Rise and Fall of Florence Houteff
  • From 1959 to Disbandment
  • 1955 to the Historic 1961 Session
  • M J Bingham and the 1961 Session’s Bashan Concept
  • Florence Houteff’s Carry-Over Errors Among Many Davidians Today
  • The Pure Shepherd’s Rod Stands Without A Peer In Present Truth

Chapter 2: THE FOUR CARDINAL “DAVIDIAN” DIVISIONS

  1. The Branch-Davidians
  2. The Carmel Pasture
  3. The Bashan Pasture
  4. The Gilead Pasture

Chapter 3: AUTHENTIC HISTORY –THE SHEPHERD’S ROD

  • Victor T Houteff: The Man, His Message, and His Mission
  • Houteff’s Glendale Hospital Visit and Spiritual Awakening
  • Controversies Over The Shepherd’s Rod
  • The Church Takes Action
  • Loss of Fellowship and Revived Roman Inquisition
  • The Six Hearings SDA’s Never Had With V T Houteff

Chapter 4: HOUTEFF AND THE GROWING CONTROVERSY OVER THE SHEPHERD’S ROD

  • Houteff’s Loma Linda Mission Trip
  • Group Think: Professor O J Graff, The Voice of the Church
  • SDA’s Finally Agreed To An Official Meeting With Houteff
  • Local Church Moved Needle, Drafted Hearing Terms
  • Meeting in Jeopardy Before It Got Started
  • Team Seventh-day Adventists
  • The Meeting’s Underway
  • Meeting Abruptly Ended After Two Hours
  • M.S. Richards’ “Diary Notes” Scrutinized

Chapter 5: THE SDA CHURCH REPLIES TO HOUTEFF

  • Church Leaders Prepared “A Reply”
  • General Conference Prepared “Reply” Same Time of Hearing
  • The Committee of Twelve Reports
  • The General Conference Takes Action
  • Background on Elder W.A. Spicer
  • Mt Carmel Center Leads the Way

Chapter 6: CLEARING THE GOALPOSTS FOR REEXAMINATION   

  • Doctor, Norris Nosworthy—Davidian Zealot and Alarmist
  • The Seven Letters of Doom to SDA Church Officials
  • The Seven Letters of Doom to US Government and UN Officials
  • Difference between Davidians and Branch-Davidians
  • Adventists’ Issues with the Rod Message
  • SDA’s Pastor’s Confession Over the Jerusalem Question
  • SDA’s Opening Salvos Against The Shepherd’s Rod
  • The Charge of “Spurious Quotations”
  • Spurious Statement 1
  • Spurious Statement 2
  • Spurious Statement 3

Chapter 7: ANALYZING ADVENTIST’S PERSPECTIVES

  • SDA’s Assert That the Rod Claims Infallibility
  • Adventists’ “Proof Method” Of Investigating the Rod

Chapter 13: PROPOSITION 6; WHAT IS THE HARVEST OF MATTHEW 13?

Chapter 14: PROPOSITION 7; WHEN WILL THE WHEAT AND THE TARES BE SEPARATED?

  • Timeframe Covered by the Seven Seals

Chapter 15: PROPOSITION 8; THE CHURCH NAME—SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST

Chapter 16: PROPOSITION 9; THE SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST MINISTERS AND LEADERS

  • Adventists’ Quizarama

Chapter 17: PROPOSITION 10; THE SLAUGHTER OF EZEKIEL 9—WHEN WILL IT TAKE PLACE?

  • Allegation 1: This slaughter takes place in the SDA church alone and not in the world
  • Allegation 5: When the slaughter is finished, then the loud cry—a great soul-winning work, begins, giving “the last message to the world ”
  • Allegation 6: Does the phrase “general destruction,” mean the church and the world simultaneously?
  • Does The Rod Teach That Davidians Will Be The Death Angels?
  • Historic Fulfillment of Ezekiel 9 in Babylonian Invasion of Jerusalem?
  • Davidians Will Never Die?
  • Truth’s Reply

Chapter 20: M.L. ANDREASEN’S INTERVIEW WITH VT  HOUTEFF

 Appendix:

HOW SHALL WE STUDY THE SCRIPTURES AND DISCOVER THE TRUTH?

  • How to Investigate A Point of Doctrine and Arrive at “The Truth”
  • The plan of Salvation (The Cross) as revealed in the Lamb of God
  • The plan of Redemption (The inheritance of the saved)—the Kingdom of glory Righteousness by Faith—yielding the Righteousness of Christ Worship is only attributed to the Godhead
  • Conclusions must hold to the weight of evidence, and be in compliance with the context of the chapter or passage
  • Doctrines cannot be derived or sustained from the writings of Ellen White alone

THE COVER STORY- ELEVENTH HOUR CALL

  • Servants In The Vineyard
  • The Householder
  • The Servants of the First Call
  • The Servants of the Second Call
  • The Servants of the Third Call
  • The Servants of the Fourth Call
  • The Servants Of The Eleventh Hour
  • Join the Conversation On My Blog

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10 comments on “Book: “What Every Seventh–day Adventist Should Know About The Shepherd’s Rod””
  1. Wilfred says:

    Brother,the subject of the investigative judgement is an explosive one that needs be understood properly else a misunderstanding of it will totally deal a devastating blow to many.It should be understood that the cleansing of the sanctuary always spoken of by Seventh Day Adventists and which is being cleansed where sin had caused the necessity of Cleansing,is none other than souls of men.The idea that Christ is in the heavenly sanctuary doing cleansing, brings the obvious question “Is our high priest cleansing an apartment ?and if so how does it relate to the cleansing of our souls which the Bible tells us are God’s holy temple?should we make a conclusion that He is cleansing an apartment somewhere in heaven then certainly we do automatically leave room for earthly priests enjoying and claiming that they are the ones to cleanse our soul temples you know!Brother Rob peralta from states did send me alot of materials which i in turn faithfully read and re-read until i have come to find out that the investigative judgement of the dead is only a book transaction in heaven but the judgement of the living involves getting away sin from our lives in addition to reflecting this position in the books of heaven.!

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    1. Your thoughts reflect one of the hallmarks of The Shepherd’s Rod message, and provides the grounds on which it was rejected by the SDA Church leaders when it first appeared 88 years ago. My book explores this delicate divide and proves that:

      ” In the light of the clear cut facts before us, we see that the main object of the sealing or marking of the servants of God is to cleanse the church from sin and sinners, so that she may be able to stand strong against the image-beast in the time of trouble; and that when this purifying work is completed, “it shall come to pass that he that is left in Zion, and he that remaineth in Jerusalem, shall be called holy, even every one that is written among the living in Jerusalem: when the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem from the midst thereof by the spirit of judgment, and by the spirit of burning.” Isa. 4:3, 4.
      When this “special work of purification, of putting away of sin among God’s people,” is accomplished, then “the church is to enter upon her final conflict. ‘Fair as the moon, clear as the sun and terrible as an army with banners,’ she is to go forth into all the world, conquering and to conquer.” — The Great Controversy, p. 425; Prophets and Kings, p. 725.
      “And the Lord will create upon every dwelling place of Mount Zion, and upon her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night: for upon all the glory shall be a defence. And there shall be a tabernacle for a shadow in the day time from the heat, and for a place of refuge, and for a covert from storm and from rain.” “And they shall call them The holy people, The redeemed of the Lord: and thou shalt be called, Sought out, A city not forsaken.” Isa. 4:5, 6; 62:12. –-V.T. Houteff, 1941, Mount Sion At The Eleventh Hour, Tract 8, pp. 25, 26

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  2. godsloveandlaw says:

    We look forward to this book. May the SDA church awake before it’s too late my brother.

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    1. To God be the glory! Thanks in advance for your prayers.

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  3. Calvin Sharpe says:

    Alright my friend! And, while we’re at it, I have a question for you:

    We were told that NO one can be part of the 144, 000 if one is not a natural descendant of Abraham (blood Jew); how do you equate that will the spiritual reality that according to Rom 2:28-29, Gal 3:29 and etc., natural descendants of Abraham (blood Jews) are NOT Jews?

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    1. Your question is great! The “One” who established the requirement for candidacy among the 144,000 was not VTH, but YHWH, the Lord God of Israel. In no uncertain terms the Bible teaches the following:
      “4 And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of *all the tribes* of the children of Israel.” Rev. 7: 4.

      Then to make doubly sure that He was not speaking in euphemisms, or in symbolic language, the God of Truth itemized each of the twelve tribes by name, being careful to isolate Dan and Ephraim, while adding Joseph and Manassas. This is by Divine design, to illustrate that this is very literal.

      Dan, you recall, was to be an adder in the way, and Ephraim was “joined to his idols.” It would totally a waste of God’s time to delineate all 12 tribes that will comprise the 144k if He were just speaking hollow words. I know that the SDA theologians have injected this idea in the minds of the reading public, and it becomes a hurdle for many individuals today.

      It was Paul, the apostle to the Gentiles who said these words, “For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:” Rom. 2:28.

      Paul’s message here has been overlooked by the majority, for what he was actually teaching is that we must all be “Jews”–seed of Abraham’s “inwardly.” Observe very carefully that there are 12 Gates to the Holy City, and there is not one gate reserved for Gentiles! That should speak volumes.

      God is the great genealogist, and so knows us all by our tribal lineage. That work is not reserved for man, and he has actually demonstrated that he has an accurate record of whom is who, and declares that “my sheep will hear my voice.” When He calls, they will answer in the affirmative–He knows how to save, from the guttermost to the uttermost.

      “3 Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of God. Selah.
      4 ¶ I will make mention of Rahab and Babylon to them that know me: behold Philistia, and Tyre, with Ethiopia; this man was born there. 5 And of Zion it shall be said, This and that man was born in her: and the highest himself shall establish her. 6 The LORD shall count, when he writeth up the people, that this man was born there. Selah.” Ps. 87: 3-6.

      From this passage we see that God is the one who is keeping the book of records of each tribal lineal identity, and has before demonstrated this in the following example: Read Matt. 1: 1-17, to see all the generations that were identified from Adam to Messiah–4,000 years of coverage! We have less than that to deal with since the dispersal of all 12 Tribes into all the nations and tribes of this earth.

      I hope this is of sufficient detail for now, as I must break for my Bible study.

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  4. Calvin Sharpe says:

    And it was Jahovah who stated through the apostle Paul that one is NOT a Jew if one is a natural descendant of Abraham. So, if the criteria to be part of the 144k is for one to be a Jew, whether or not this man was born here or there, one must be born again – be a spiritual Jew in order to meet that criteria. Furthermore, in the parable of the rich man and Lazarus, Messiahi made Clare that it is the gentiles that now has the oracle of Jahovah, NOT the Jews. I know that all Israel will be saved, but, only after they are born again and embrace Mesiah.

    I understand the scriptures of this man was born there, delineation of the tribes and so forth, but the spiritual reality that, “He is NOT a Jew ….” demands that all of the scriptures you cited must be seen in the light of Rom 2:28-29, Gal 3:29 and others like them and therefore, have spiritual implications.

    Consequently, whether or not you are a natural descendant of Abraham, if you embrace Messiah, you are the true , real Jew and possess the criteria to be part of the 144k.

    Note: The central point of Rom 2:28-29 is NOT that the apostle Paul wants everyone to be a Jew you stated, but rather, the central point is, “You are NOT a Jew …”

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    1. Unless it be for rhetoric, I can’t see where I did not teach that anyone who is saved must be a “Jew inwardly”–born again. That was my focus, and went on to show that God keeps the genealogical records. Your view that ” Messiahiah made [clear] that it is the gentiles that now have the oracles of Jehovah, NOT the Jews,” stand in sharp contrast to Messiah’s own words to the woman of Samaria when He declared, “Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for *salvation is of the Jews.”* John 4:22. Evidently either He did not get the script of the memo you’re reading from, or you have misconstrued His words.

      The fact that “salvation is of the Jews,” should humble every Gentile not to be “high-minded” lest they too be rejected, because they’re only “grafted into” the seed of Abraham–the natural branches, by virtue of the new birth. Again, if, according to your perspective, salvation is now a Gentile issue, there should be at least just one gate reserved for the Gentiles to enter through into the glorious Holy City! Wouldn’t you agree?

      The truth of the matter is this: Jesus Christ taught that the kingdom is taken from the Jews and given to a nation that will obey the truth–that “nation” is not the Gentiles, but the church of the Living God–composed of people of all dispositions, who will become children of Abraham’s. Hence Gal. 3: 29, if ye be Christ’s then are Abraham’s [not a Gentile’s] seed [a Jew inwardly], and heirs according to the promise.” This passage does not nullify Rev. 7: 4-8, it simply teaches the same less on of Rom. 2: 28, that all who are saved must be saved as “children of Abraham” alone. If one for one reason or another does not meet the criteria, then God is able to “graft them into the family tree of Abraham.” Salvation IS of the Jews–Abraham in this connection.

      For me this as clear as crystal. What I’ve found though, is that there are many Christians who are seeking to diminish the physical lineal identity in Abraham, as though that were not important to God. This is done largely to destroy the Law of YHWH–the Torah, showing that “Gentiles” no longer have any obligation to those “Jewish laws.” Yet the word teaches that we must be “grafted” into the tree of Abraham, become a Torah believing Christian–the new birth.

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  5. This insert is regarding a discussion I had with some of my SDA friends, comparing the teachings of The Shepherd’s Rod with some of the sensational Historic SDA positions, only yesterday, September 4, 2018. The topics were many and varied, but the kernel I have preserved in the questions and answers below:***************

    Official SDA Teaching on Elijah the prophet for the latter days: http://www.present-truth.org/2-Bible-Courses/br/br67.htm

    Below, Ellen White says “somebody” will fulfill this prophetic Elijah, sometime after 1980, and her Estate suggests that “she was here speaking of her own experience” and ministry as the promised antitypical Elijah. Let’s read:

    Prophecy must be fulfilled. The Lord says: “Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord.” Somebody is to come in the spirit and power of Elijah, [SEE APPENDIX.] and when he appears, men may say: “You are too earnest, you do not interpret the Scriptures in the proper way. Let me tell you how to teach your message.” {TM 475.3}

    Here is the Appendix we were instructed by her Estate to read:
    PAGE 475. SOMEBODY IS TO COME IN THE SPIRIT AND POWER OF ELIJAH: THESE WORDS HAVE BEEN MISTAKENLY APPLIED BY SOME TO SOME INDIVIDUAL WHO IT WAS THOUGHT WOULD APPEAR WITH A PROPHETIC MESSAGE SUBSEQUENT TO MRS. WHITE’S LIFE AND WORK. THE THREE PARAGRAPHS COMPRISING THIS ARTICLE TITLED “LET HEAVEN GUIDE” ARE ONLY A SMALL PORTION OF A TALK GIVEN BY ELLEN WHITE IN BATTLE CREEK, MICHIGAN, THE MORNING OF JANUARY 29, 1890. AS THIS WAS PUBLISHED IN THE REVIEW AND HERALD OF FEBRUARY 18, 1890, IT CARRIED THE TITLE OF “HOW TO MEET A CONTROVERTED POINT OF DOCTRINE.” OTHER EXCERPTS DRAWN FROM THIS ARTICLE AND USED LARGELY TO FILL OUT CERTAIN PAGES OF THIS VOLUME, MAY BE FOUND ON PAGES 23, 104, 111, 119, 158, 278, AND 386. THE ARTICLE HAS BEEN REPRODUCED IN ITS ENTIRETY IN SELECTED MESSAGES, BOOK 1, PAGES 406-416, WITH THE PORTION COMPRISING THE EXCERPT ENTITLED “LET HEAVEN GUIDE” APPEARING ON PAGES 412 AND 413. WHEN THE ARTICLE IS READ IN ITS ENTIRETY IT BECOMES APPARENT THAT ELLEN WHITE, IN THIS STATEMENT MADE JUST A LITTLE MORE THAN A YEAR AFTER THE MINNEAPOLIS CONFERENCE TO A GROUP IN BATTLE CREEK, WAS SPEAKING OF HER OWN MINISTRY. SOME HAD GROWN CRITICAL OF HER WORK. NOTE THAT IN THE PARAGRAPH PRECEDING THAT WHICH APPEARS IN THIS VOLUME ON PAGE 475, ELLEN WHITE STATES: {TM 534.1}

    “WE SHOULD COME INTO A POSITION WHERE EVERY DIFFERENCE WILL BE MELTED AWAY. IF I THINK I HAVE LIGHT, I SHALL DO MY DUTY IN PRESENTING IT. SUPPOSE I CONSULTED OTHERS CONCERNING THE MESSAGE THE LORD WOULD HAVE ME GIVE TO THE PEOPLE, THE DOOR MIGHT BE CLOSED SO THAT THE LIGHT MIGHT NOT REACH THE ONES TO WHOM GOD HAD SENT IT. WHEN JESUS RODE INTO JERUSALEM, `THE WHOLE MULTITUDE OF THE DISCIPLES BEGAN TO REJOICE AND PRAISE GOD WITH A LOUD VOICE FOR ALL THE MIGHTY WORKS THAT THEY HAD SEEN; SAYING, BLESSED BE THE KING THAT COMETH IN THE NAME OF THE LORD: PEACE
    535
    IN HEAVEN, AND GLORY IN THE HIGHEST. AND SOME OF THE PHARISEES FROM AMONG THE MULTITUDE SAID UNTO HIM, MASTER, REBUKE THY DISCIPLES. AND HE ANSWERED AND SAID UNTO THEM, I TELL YOU THAT, IF THESE SHOULD HOLD THEIR PEACE, THE STONES WOULD IMMEDIATELY CRY OUT’ (LUKE 19:37-40). {TM 534.2}
    “THE JEWS TRIED TO STOP THE PROCLAMATION OF THE MESSAGE THAT HAD BEEN PREDICTED IN THE WORD OF GOD.” {TM 535.1}
    THEN SHE MAKES REFERENCE AGAIN TO HER OWN EXPERIENCE: {TM 535.2}
    “PROPHECY MUST BE FULFILLED. THE LORD SAYS, `BEHOLD, I WILL SEND YOU ELIJAH THE PROPHET BEFORE THE COMING OF THE GREAT AND DREADFUL DAY OF THE LORD’ (MALACHI 4:5). SOMEBODY IS TO COME IN THE SPIRIT AND POWER OF ELIJAH, AND WHEN HE APPEARS, MEN MAY SAY, `YOU ARE TOO EARNEST, YOU DO NOT INTERPRET THE SCRIPTURES IN THE PROPER WAY.”– SELECTED MESSAGES, B. 1, P. 412. {TM 535.3}
    THAT SHE WAS REFERRING TO HER OWN EXPERIENCE IS ALSO MADE CLEAR FROM THE PARAGRAPH WHICH FOLLOWS, IN WHICH SHE DECLARES: {TM 535.4}
    “I SHALL TELL THE TRUTH AS GOD GIVES IT TO ME. . . .” {TM 535.5}

    Contrast with illumination that the Shepherd’s Rod teaches on this subject: http://davidiantoday.org/en/document/book/show/general-conference-special
    Official SDA Teaching on Armageddon fought in the Middle East: SDA Bible Commentary, Vol. 7 (1957), p. 846, Col. 1&2. Read also Beacon Lights of Prophecy, 1935, G.C. President W.A. Spicer, pp. 275-376, Chapter starts on p. 369—“Earth’s Final Armageddon.” On p. 375-376, Spicer, former GC President who personally knew Ellen G. White, wrote:

    The “mischievous influence” of the evil one is pushing the world on toward Armageddon. The historic center of Palestine and the Near East. All the elements of combustion are there. Jerusalem holds the holy places of the Jew, the Christian, and the Moslem (next to Mecca). These conflicting interests add insecurity, and create friction in a region that is geographically and politically bound to be a trouble breeder. The Near East, a weekly business journal for the Levant, said: “Under any other power than Great Britain, Palestine with neighboring countries, would probably be ablaze within a month.”—Sept. 19, 1929.

    We cannot forecast the order of events that will lead on and on to the final clash of Armageddon, but clearly upon our sight even now appear the signs of the gathering forces of the East and West.

    Here now comes the eminent Scholar on SDA Eschatology, Uriah Smith in his Best Seller, and Adventist calling card, Daniel and The Revelation:

    Again: It may be asked how the way of the kings of the East will be prepared by the drying up, or consumption, of the Ottoman power? The answer is obvious. For what is the way of these kings to be prepared? Answer: To come up to [p 693] the battle of the great day of God Almighty. Where is the battle to be fought? Near Jerusalem. (Joel and Zephaniah.) But Jerusalem is in the hands of the Turks; they hold possession of the land of Palestine and the sacred sepulchers. This is the bone of contention; on these the nations have fixed their covetous and jealous eyes. But though Turkey now possesses them, and others want them, it is nevertheless thought necessary to the tranquillity of Europe that Turkey should be maintained in her position, in order to preserve what is called the “balance of power.” For this the Christian nations of Europe have cooperated to sustain the integrity of the sultan’s throne, because they cannot agree as to the division of the spoils, when turkey falls. By their sufferance alone that government now exists, and when they shall withdraw their support, and leave it to itself, as they will do under the sixth plague, that symbolic river will be wholly dried up; Turkey will be no more, and the way will be all open for the nations to make their last grand rally to the Holy Land. The kings of the East, the nationalities, powers, and kingdoms lying east of Palestine, will act a conspicuous part in the matter; for Joel says in reference to this scene, “Let the heathen be wakened, and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat.” The millions of Mohammedans of Persia, Afghanistan, Toorkistan, and India will rush to the field of conquest in behalf of their religion. (See more about Turkey in Dan.11:40, 45.)

    Those who place five of the plagues in the past, and contend that we are now living under the sixth, urge, as one of their strongest arguments, the fact that the Turkish empire is now wasting away, and this takes place under the sixth vial. It is hardly necessary to reply, The event that takes place under the sixth vial is the entire and utter consumption of that power, not its preliminary state of decay, which is all that now appears. It is necessary that the empire should for a time grow weak and powerless, in order to its utter dissolution when the plague shall come. This preliminary condition is now seen, and the full end cannot be far in the future.—Daniel And The Revelation, 1911, pp. 693-694; http://adventpioneerbooks.com/Text/pioneer/USMITH/DANIEL%20AND%20THE%20REVELATION.pdf

    In bold relief to the established SDA historical position, here is our church only a few months ago, 2018, on this same topic:

    Something similar occurs with the word Armageddon, which occurs only in Revelation but is based on a Hebrew phrase that seems to mean “Mount of Megiddo”, a reference to a location in ancient Israel. A great deal of speculation exists about Armageddon, with many people looking for a massive military battle to take place there, in Megiddo, near the end of the world. (June 17, 2018)

    First, notice just how symbolic the language is here. Spirits like frogs coming out of the mouth of the dragon, the mouth of the false prophet, and the mouth of the beast (references to the powers of Revelation 13; the “false prophet” here must be a reference to the land beast of Revelation 13:11). The great controversy is seen here, too, as the “spirits of demons” (Rev. 16:14, NKJV) go out to battle on the “great day of God Almighty” (Rev. 16:14). In whatever manner Armageddon will unfold, it’s a worldwide conflict between the forces of Christ and Satan. It is not a local battle in the area of Megiddo any more than Babylon in Revelation is talking about events in a corner of modern-day Iraq.– https://ssnet.org/lessons/18b/less12.html (June 19, 2018)

    It is interesting that the bible records this: “12 ¶ And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared… 16 And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.” Rev. 16: 12, 16.

    Doug Bachelor sees in the expression “kings of the east,” the personage of Jesus Christ with the entourage of angelic beings at His Second Coming! How could Christ be called the Kings of the east? Who will “they” be fighting against? Read more:

    “12 And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast. 13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast. 14 ¶ These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.” Rev. 17: 12-14
    The “kings” are those, the militaries of earth who will be squaring off against the army of heaven, bringing this verse to fulfillment:

    “4 For thus hath the LORD spoken unto me, Like as the lion and the young lion roaring on his prey, when a multitude of shepherds is called forth against him, he will not be afraid of their voice, nor abase himself for the noise of them: so shall the LORD of hosts come down to fight for mount Zion, and for the hill thereof. 5 As birds flying, so will the LORD of hosts defend Jerusalem; defending also he will deliver it; and passing over he will preserve it. 6 ¶ Turn ye unto him from whom the children of Israel have deeply revolted. 7 For in that day every man shall cast away his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which your own hands have made unto you for a sin.” Isa. 31: 4-7

    Question: Could these words (vs 6, 7) be truthfully said of the inhabitants (saints) in the New Jerusalem? You be the judge.

    SDA Teaching on “the image of the beast”: Beacon Lights of Prophecy, 1935, Former G.C. President W.A. Spicer, pp. 299-301

    But what is the “image to the beast”? and how is it to be formed? The image is made by the two-horned beast, and is an image to the beast. It is also called an image of the beast. Then to learn what the image is like and how it is to be formed we must study the characteristics of the beast itself–the papacy. {GC 443.1}
    When the early church became corrupted by departing from the simplicity of the gospel and accepting heathen rites and customs, she lost the Spirit and power of God; and in order to control the consciences of the people, she sought the support of the secular power. The result was the papacy, a church that controlled the power of the state and employed it to further her own ends, especially for the punishment of “heresy.” In order for the United States to form an image of the beast, the religious power must so control the civil government that the authority of the state will also be employed by the church to accomplish her own ends. {GC 443.2}
    Whenever the church has obtained secular power, she has employed it to punish dissent from her doctrines. Protestant churches that have followed in the steps of Rome by forming alliance with worldly powers have manifested a similar desire to restrict liberty of conscience. An example of this is given in the long-continued persecution of dissenters by the Church of England. During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, thousands of nonconformist ministers were forced to flee from their churches, and many, both of pastors and people, were subjected to fine, imprisonment, torture, and martyrdom. {GC 443.3}
    It was apostasy that led the early church to seek the aid of the civil government, and this prepared the way for the development of the papacy–the beast. Said Paul: “There” shall “come a falling away, . . . and that man of sin be
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    revealed.” 2 Thessalonians 2:3. So apostasy in the church will prepare the way for the image to the beast. {GC 443.4}

    Official SDA Teaching on the Stone of Daniel 2: http://archives.adventistreview.org/article/2146/archives/issue-2008-1529/revisiting-daniel-2

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