I dispute Knight’s view that the church is more open to discussion today–maybe to him and what people want to hear, but we are NOT seeing God’s answer as reflected by the change of Ellen White’s last title to a meaningless “Prophets & Kings” when her title carried a serious message that addresses Knight’s problem (and 99% of SDAs–how to have the perfection that may be needed?) Her title & biblical context show how!!
Her title, “The Captivity & Restoration of Israel” (changed after her death) is based on Jeremiah 30:3 where God says, “I will bring again the captivity of my people, Israel and Judah, and cause them to return to the land that I gave their fathers, and they shall possess it…though I make a full end of all other nations…in the latter day…” Jeremiah 30:3,11,24.
That is the context of the New Covenant Promise to put His law in our hearts as seen in Jer 31:1,8,10,16,17,31–This is the key to perfection is we want to do what God wants–only then will we be ready to meet Him in the sky–blind Laodicea does NOT see this and is so self-satisfied with their possession that they are not interested in Truth knocking at the door, but when New World Order is set up, they will sell out to trouble and torture rather than being a part of a “covenant-keeping people”-- “to them will be fulfilled ALL the covenant promises made by Jehovah to that ancient people.” PK 714.
PS: the covenant involves the land of the covenant, and “If ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.” Gal 3:29.
To be interested in God’s promise (did we laugh at Israel’s fear of giants as why they didn’t want to go to the Promised Land?–our turn is coming)
Christ recommended the book of Daniel for end-times and its first six chapters have life and death issues. Isn’t it time that we woke up to consider a different scenario than “Sunday is next”–I heard that 30 years ago, and it ISN’T SO.
In the impending judgment, God is going to give His side power for 1260 days to shut the heavens and turn water to blood (Rev 11:3,6) and THEN the beast (New World Order ridden by the harlot, Rev 17) gets power for 42 months (equal time) and I don’t want to be here when the “full end of all other nations” is made, Jer 30:11–the US is NOT the promised land and after aborting 60 million and approving gay marriage we should expect Judgment to be impending–
“Judgment begins at the house of God” (1Pet 4:17) and Jerusalem (house of Judah) will be first, as seen in Matt 24, Zech 14:1,2. Seeing it THIS summer should make some interested to know why judgment on the US will be next spring, “as the days of Noah” (2nd spring month) and “like a man traveling to a far country” (compared Matt 25:14 & Num 9:10,11)
7 mini-parables ALL support a time of judgment [Passover[ in the 2nd spring month-- like “when summer is nigh” for the fig tree, and after Noah’s clue, “THEN [same time] shall two be in the field–one taken…” (martial law) etc.
As EW said, “we are poorly prepared…” 1SM 406, and precisely because the church has used mind-control–if you control the pulpits and presses, and discussions in a carefully defined SS Quarterly, how will people learn. The door is indeed closed to a lukewarm church.
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