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:

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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)



  • 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


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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


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



  • Timeframe Covered by the Seven Seals



  • Adventists’ Quizarama


  • 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




  • 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


  • 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
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9 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


  2. godsloveandlaw says:

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


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


  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?


    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 …”


    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 ” Messiahi made [clear] that it is the gentiles that now has the oracle of Jahovah, 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, the salvation is now a Gentile issue, there should at least be just one gate for the Gentiles to enter through into the 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.”

      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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