There’s a video going around that claims to have the inside information that the upper echelons of Adventism are free masons and satanists and that the official Seventh-day Adventist church is in apostasy. Let’s be clear about something apostasy is what Babylon is…. Read below….
Those who have proclaimed the Seventh-day Adventist Church as Babylon, have made use of the Testimonies in giving their position a seeming support; but why is it that they did not present that which for years has been the burden of my message—the unity of the church? Why did they not quote the words of the angel, “Press together, press together, press together”? Why did they not repeat the admonition and state the principle, that “in union there is strength, in division there is weakness”? It is such messages as these men have borne that divide the church, and put us to shame before the enemies of truth; and in such messages is plainly revealed the specious working of the great deceiver, who would hinder the church from attaining unto perfection in unity. These teachers follow the sparks of their own kindling, move according to their own independent judgment, and cumber the truth with false notions and theories. They refuse the counsel of their brethren, and press on in their own way until they become just what Satan would desire to have them—unbalanced in mind. White, E. G. (1923). Testimonies to Ministers and Gospel Workers (p. 56). Pacific Press Publishing Association.
To claim that the Seventh-day Adventist Church is Babylon, is to make the same claim as does Satan, who is an accuser of the brethren, who accuses them before God night and day. White, E. G. (1923). Testimonies to Ministers and Gospel Workers (p. 42). Pacific Press Publishing Association.
I’m not a big quoter of Ellen White, but when someone starts misusing her so hard, it’s really time to pull out what she actually says. You can read this whole section in the first 62 pages of the book, Testimonies to Ministers. It could not be more clear when you get done.
Listen, in my opinion, the Seventh-day Adventist Church doesn’t do everything right. I don’t believe we have a “lock” on Bible prophecy and that we understand it completely. But when you attack my “family” I become a little agitated. Then to add to this some bad bible theology about the end times – I’m not going to get into it….
Let’s just say, that as part of the church, we should be striving to help and unify the body of believers, not tearing it apart. I want to see us press together, to do as this passage says:
Hebrews 10:24–25 (NIV)
24 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, 25 not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
If we really believe that we are nearing the end, let’s not focus on the faults of the church, let’s help each other walk with Jesus. Let’s encourage one another – and all the more! There will always be faults in the church. Some of them are minor, some of them not. But if our focus is on the faults, we aren’t helping anyone. Let’s focus on Jesus and press together! We are gonna need it as we get closer and closer to the end….