I don’t know why some don’t seem to get the point, but focus on the incidentals, and if they don’t see the incidentals fit in every particular, then its not their lack of perception, but with the sender’s fault. When we look at Bible subjects for example, we know that King Saul should have stayed away from the witch of Endor. He knew how God regarded such practices, and its being contrary to “the dead know not anything.” Yet the moment he set forth on that path, he was headed for spiritualism. If given all the facts, even a child will get the warning message of Saul’s demise.
Regarding the 1T 421 statement, women’s rights is but one of the points of this account from which we should draw an object lesson. The other point is joined by an “AND” meaning there are two points of interest in the statement. It means that sometimes these two may be together, and sometimes alone. But the same lessons to be drawn from each, apply whether together or not.
I remember listening to a speaker (SDA) who was in the new age movement before he saw what was wrong with it. He recalled that while he was in the movement, you could have presented fact after fact, to be all denied because he just couldn’t see it at the time he was in the movement. This same malady affects many Christians also. And as the predicted spiritualism is increasing in the world, and in the church, few will recognize it until too late. The omega of apostasy will be a form of spiritualism as the former was.
Many (but not all probably) who decry the Final Generation Theology, are in the midst of spiritualism without realizing it. A clue might be their snide remarks on this subject, a persistent refusal to look at the Scripture on the theme, and a collective back patting of how they are all right and the others are wrong. Praising each other for shutting down the subject with their remarks that belittle others. There is little Christianity in their churlish remarks.
This is but one example of the danger in spiritualism’s far reaching deceptions. This problem has been described in the passage of Scripture by Jesus in LUKE 11:23-26. If we are in a Christ-less religion, although despite our claims that we are, and soooo loving and tolerant, then those in the spiritual world have free rein to come in and take possession of us, like it or not.
Again, we find this described by the apostle in a process of deception few recognize:
"Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. 2 THESS 2:9-11.
The text gives the source of the lying wonders; and the effect on those who are ripe for deception because the don’t love the truth. Eventually God has to let them alone to the path they have chosen, so that they are under a delusion that they are all right when the opposite is all too true in the sight of Heaven.
That my friend, is spiritualism. Aside from all the things mentioned so far, they are the most strident advocates for “women’s rights” as witnessed in the movements currently in vogue in the USA. Think Antifa, the women hating Trump movement about the time of his election win, and the continuing rioting whenever a speaker is scheduled for some public venue whom they disagree with, etc.
Some of the latest stats I see are that employers in the private sector in particular, are hiring women less and less, and what might be seen by one as a friendly conversation among employees, might be subject to expensive law suits; because one no longer knows if a word or look, or a task given, will not be taken as an affront to women’s rights, or a personal derogatory insult to “my femininity,” and expensive litigation will soon follow. We’ve already seen it in the gay/lesbian arena. You know the story: You know I’ve been buying cakes from this shop for years, but the moment he refuses to make a cake to celebrate my particular sexual preferences, SUE. And more than one case is happening.
So to return to my original thought, look for the object lesson, even though not all and every particular in the incidental setting might fit your current understanding.