B. B. BEACH (ZIMRI) BRINGS BABYLONIAN WOMEN INTO THE MIDST OF THE CAMP, 1990 GENERAL CONFERENCE
WORLD RELIGIOUS LEADERS [Fallen Babylon] at the 1990 G.C. STATE!:
1–”PRAYERS ARE BEING OFFERED WITHIN OUR COMMUNITY FOR THE BLESSED SEUCCESS OF THIS GENERAL CONFERENCE.”
Father Murphy, Roman Catholic Church
2–”We look at one another and WE SAY THAT WE HOLD ALL THINGS IN COMMON.” Joan Campbell, Director WCC.
3–”TRULY IT IS GOOD AND PLEASANT TO DWELL TOGETHER IN UNITY.” A. Lee, World Conv. of Churches. [Read the whole story below.]
A LESSON FROM THE PAST: Just before Israel crossed the Jordan into the Promised Land, they were beguiled into an ecumenical apostasy with Midianitish women, who befriended the Israelites and then beguiled with invitations to festal celebrations of their false gods. You remember the story in Numbers 25.
“By swift-coming judgments the people were awakened to the enormity of their sin. A terrible pestilence broke out in the camp, to which tens of thousands speedily fell a prey. God commanded that the leaders in this apostasy be put to death by the magistrates. This order was promptly obeyed. The offenders were slain, then their bodies were hung up in sight of all Israel that the congregation, seeing the leaders so severely dealt with, might have a deep sense of God’s abhorrence of their sin and the terror of His wrath against them.
“All felt that the punishment was just, and the people hastened to the tabernacle, and with tears and deep humiliation confessed their sin. While they were thus weeping before God, at the door of the tabernacle, while the plague was still doing its work of death, and the magistrates were executing their terrible commission, Zimri, one of the nobles of Israel, came boldly into the camp, accompanied by a Midianitish harlot, a princess ‘of a chief house in Midian,’ whom he escorted to his tent. Never was vice bolder or more stubborn. Inflamed with wine, Zimri declared his ’sin as Sodom,’ and gloried in his shame. The priests and leaders had prostrated themselves in grief and humiliation, weeping ‘between the porch and the altar,’ and entreating the Lord to spare His people, and give not His heritage to reproach, when this prince in Israel flaunted his sin in the sight of the congregation, as if to defy the vengeance of God and mock the judges of the nation.” Patriarch & Prophets, 455
We believe the lesson is for today. “Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.” 1 Corinthians 10:11. Today, the camp of Israel symbolizes the General Conference, Zimri represents B.B.Beach, the whorish Midianitish women are the fallen Christian church denominations. Let us look at how this has been fulfilled:
The 1990 General Conference
Reported in Adventist Review, July 10, 1990.
Third Business Meeting: July 6, 1990, 2:00 p.m.
B. B. BEACH: During this General Conference session we will have the pleasure of introducing from time to time special guests representing other religions, and we feel very honored with the presence of these observers to our General Conference session. Peter Leonid is an archbishop of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church. He is acquainted with our church. He has visited some of our institutions in England and the United States. We are delighted he can give us a few words of greeting.
PETER LEONID expressed a general greeting.
[Note: This is a General Conference of S.D.A. business meeting. Why are non-Seventh-day Adventists invited to a General Conference business meeting? But that is not the right question. These invitees represent, not themselves, but other fallen church systems. Why were fallen church organizations invited to the G.C.-S.D.A. business meeting? See what church was watching the business of the SDA during the ninth business meeting.]
Fifth Business Meeting: July 8, 1990, 3:15 p.m.
B.B.BEACH: One of the organizations that has honored us by being represented here by an observer-guest is the World Council of Churches, which represents more than 300 churches and denominations scattered over all the continents of the world. This afternoon I am happy to be able to introduce to you Joan Campbell, the director of the U.S. office of the World Council of Churches and who will give us a message of greeting.
JOAN CAMPBELL: It is my pleasure to be with you again, this time in Indianapolis. I bring you the warmest of greetings from the World Council of Churches and from all our member churches around the world. When I was at your worship service yesterday, it seemed as though it was my own time of worship, as well as yours. And it said to me that there are many things that we hold in common, that there is, in fact, one Lord, one God and Father of us all. So as fellow Christians, like those Pentecost people in the earliest of days, we look at one another and WE SAY THAT WE HOLD ALL THINGS IN COMMON.
[Note: The second Angel’s Message is: ‘Babylon is fallen, is fallen.’ If this message was being given, would this speaker, who represents over 300 fallen church organizations, say that all things were held in common? No. Yet Joan Campbell’s words are not untrue. For this meeting revealed that the General Conference does ‘hold all things in common’ with the other fallen churches unless it repents.]
Sixth Business Meeting: July 9, 1990, 9:30 a.m.:
B.B. BEACH: This morning we have a very distinguished church leader, the general secretary of the World Convention of the Churches of Christ, A. Lee, who is among us. He has attended the past two General Conference sessions as an observer, and we are happy to introduce him again and to give him the opportunity of giving us a few words of greeting.
A. LEE: It is a real pleasure to bring greetings from the World Convention of the Churches of Christ. A number of us are in attendance because of the invitation of B.B. Beach, head of your Department of Public Affairs and Religious Liberty. He is also secretary of a group to which both of us belong, namely, the Secretaries of Christian World Communions. We meet annually in various world capitals to share our faith and have fellowship with one another. It is a joy to be here. I pray God’s richest blessings on this great conference, for TRULY IT IS GOOD AND PLEASANT TO DWELL TOGETHER IN UNITY.
[Note: B.B.Beach is secretary to the Secretaries of Christian [Babylonian] World Communions. He represents the General Conference of S.D.A., and thus, his work there is supported by tithe collected by the General Conference, which is used to pay his salary. Why do they meet in world capitals? It is the best place where the church can impress and influence the state. Notice again A. Lee’s last words: It is good and pleasant to dwell together in unity. These remarkable words point again to the fact that the General Conference of S.D.A. is in unity with the Babylonian churches, and is no longer proclaiming the Three Angels’ Messages, especially the Second Angel’s Message, unless they repent.]
Eighth Business Meeting: July 10, 1990, 9:30 a.m.:
B.B. BEACH: We are honored to have in our midst this morning the president of the General Conference of Seventh Day Baptists for the U.S. and Canada, J. SAMUELS.
J. SAMUELS: Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, it is a joyous privilege for me to bring to this august body of faithful believers in Jesus Christ, and in the blessed hope of our Saviour’s soon return, greetings in that wonderful name of Jesus from all the officers and members of the General Conference of Seventh Day Baptists of the U.S.A. and Canada. As a president, I wish to extend to you all our best wishes and prayers for God’s richest blessings on your conference sessions. I pray that God will continue to grant you a vision and an unrelenting passion and a persistent fervor to penetrate every stronghold of darkness with the everlasting and liberating gospel of Jesus Christ. We pray that the Spirit of God will continue to use your churches in an ever greater measure, to bring the harvest of precious perishing souls into God’s kingdom before it is too late.
[Note: J. Samuels prays that the General Conference will ‘penetrate every stronghold of darkness with the everlasting and liberating gospel of Jesus Christ.’ These ’strongholds of darkness’ are namely the fallen Babylonian churches, ˜the hold of every foul spirit,” including his own church which corporately rejected ˜the everlasting gospel and liberating gospel of Jesus Christ.” In order to penetrate these strongholds of darkness, the message must be given, “The hour of God’s Judgment is come. Babylon is fallen, is fallen. Come out of her, My people.” Samuels trusts that the General Conference-sponsored Adventist church and the S.D. Baptist church will enjoy the same relationship until the Second Coming. He prays that the Spirit will bless the General Conference-sponsored Adventist church with a greater measure of success in harvesting souls. His words express the agreement that now exists among the churches that each church will work among the unchurched, but will not touch the other. This would not have been said had the General Conference been proclaiming the Second Angel’s Message. Notice also, that J. Samuels represents all the MEMBERS of his church, showing their corporate responsibility for the actions of the leaders of their church.]
Eighth Business Meeting (Continued)
B.B. BEACH then introduces another Babylonian church leader, C. MAU, representing the 70 million member Lutheran World Federation.
C. MAU: We have admired your leadership through the years and think especially of B.B.Beach, who has served as secretary of the Conference of General Secretaries of the Christian World Communion for more than 20 years.
[Note: B.B. Beach has served the ecumenical movement for more than 20 years! That was in 1990! He was representing the General Conference of S.D.A. There is a great need of quick repentance on the part of both parties.]
After his remarks, R. J. Kloosterhuis says, We pray that God will guide them (both leaders) toward the completion of the spread of the gospel everywhere.
[Note: How can you ask God to bless a church to spread the gospel, when that church has rejected the First Angel’s message, which contains the everlasting gospel? Babylonian church systems can not be used by God to spread the gospel. Rather, He calls His people out of the fallen churches that ‘they be not partakers of her sins.’]
Ninth Business Meeting: July 10, 1990, 3:15 p.m.:
B.B. BEACH: I am pleased to introduce to the assembly this afternoon T.J. MURPHY, pastor of St. Joan of Arc Church in Indianapolis, as an observer and official guest representing the Pontifical Council for Promoting Chrisitian Unity. He is here to give greetings on behalf of the Roman Catholic Church. (Applause.)
T.J. MURPHY: I convey to you the greetings and prayerful best wishes from the president, secretary, and members of the pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. I bring you personal greetings from the archbishop of Indianapolis, promising and assuring you that PRAYERS ARE BEING OFFERED WITHIN OUR COMMUNITY FOR THE BLESSED SEUCCESS OF THIS GENERAL CONFERENCE. It is a deep honor to be present as an observer of these momentous and Spirit-filled proceedings and deliberations. For it is the desire of the Saviour Himself that His disciples MIGHT ALL BE ONE so that the world may believe. I conclude with a prayer from our liturgy, a prayer we can voice from all our hearts. Deliver us, Lord, from every evil, and grant us peace in our day. In Your mercy, keep us free from sin and protect us from all anxiety as we wait in joyful hope for the coming of our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen.
[Note: This man is not just himself. He represents the Roman Catholic Church system, a.k.a. the beast of Rev. 14:9-12. Here, the pope’s representative says that the Catholic church, the beast, is actually praying for the success of the General Conference! He says that ecumenism is the way that will fulfill Christ’s desire THAT ALL MIGHT BE ONE so that the world may believe. Believe what? The Three Angel’s Messages? Hardly. The Review reported no protest.
Br. Murphy led out in a liturgy, the official worship of the Catholic Church as exercised according to approved rites and under the authorization of the hierarchy. Thus, Catholic worship became part of the business meeting of the General Conference. The liturgy is a presumptuous prayer. How can God keep anyone from sin, when they invite the “man of sin” as an honored guest into their meetings?
The liturgy mentioned the name of Jesus. It is the Catholic Jesus, the one who was born of a mother who flesh was immaculate. Is that the same Jesus that Adventists believe in? Unfortunately, since 1955-56, it officially is. Why would the General Conference want its business done “in the sight of the beast”? Rev. 13:14.]
Eleventh Business Meeting: July 11, 1990, 2:00 p.m.:
B.B.Beach: The first person we would like to introduce to you (the General Conference) is JEAN DEMPSEY DOUGLAS, vice president of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches, the umbrella organization grouping together the Presbyterian churches around the globe, with a membership of approximately 60 million.
JEAN DEMPSEY DOUGLAS: I bring you warm greetings from the more than 170 reformed Presbyterian and Congregational churches all over the world that make up the membership of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches.
[Note: Why are these people being introduced during a business meeting? Apparently, ecumenism is part of the business of the General Conference.]
Twelfth Business Meeting: July 12, 1990, 9:30 a.m.:
B.B. Beach introduces first, bishop of the Indianapolis Episcopal Church, E. JONES, who is representing the Anglican Consultative Council, which is the grouping of all Anglican Episcopal churches around the world.
E. JONES: I greet you in the words of Paul, thanking you for the PARTNERSHIP that we share in the gospel.
B. B. BEACH: The next guest is F. Koualchuk, who is representing a very important part of Christianity, the Moscow Patriarchate of the Russian Orthodox Church.
F. KOUALCHUK: It is a great privilege to bring to you greetings and best wishes from the chairman of the External Church Relations Department of the Moscow Patriarchate. We simply wish you well. May God’s love abide in all of us.
Fifteenth Business Meeting: July 13, 1990, 2:00 p.m.:
B. B. BEACH: We have a number of special guests, and we welcome them to this General Conference session: A. Goldie, representing the World Baptist Alliance, one of the top officials of the international umbrella organization of Baptists; I. Patterson, representing the Church of the Brethren; Mary Beth Neal, representing the Religious Society of Friends; and V. Burferd, representing a fellow Sabbathkeeping church, the Church of God (Seventh Day). We are delighted that they are here, and they will be with us during the Sabbath. [Applause.]
[Note: And the apostasy continued. No one spoke up. No one protested at these meetings. Was the General Conference truly blessed by the presence of these Babylonian leaders, or was it cursed? Was God’s presence even there? None were reported to have called for repentance. ˜His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant, they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; slepping, lying down, loving to slumber.” Is. 56:10.]
BUT WHAT DID HAPPEN TO ZIMRI?
“Phinehas, the son of Eleazar the high priest, rose up from among the congregation, and seizing a javelin, he went after the man of Israel into the tent, and slew them both. Thus the plague was stayed, while the priest who had executed the divine judgment was honored before all Israel, and the priesthood was confirmed to him and to his house forever. Phinehas “hath turned My wrath away from the children of Israel,” was the divine message; “wherefore say, Behold, I give unto him My covenant of peace: and he shall have it, and his seed after him, even the covenant of an everlasting priesthood; because he was zealous for His God, and made an atonement for the children of Israel.” Patriarch & Prophets, 455,456.
We believe Phineas, the priest, represents Jesus, our great High Priest. The javelin today is a call to repentance. 1990 was not the first time, nor the last, that B.B.Beach has walked into the midst of the camp with “Babylonian women”. It is obvious that B.B.Beach is off the foundation of the Three Angel’s messages and needs to be zealous and repent before judgments fall. He needs to die to his old life of open rebellion and rise with Jesus to a new life of humble obedience.
But the problem is not just B.B.Beach. He represented the General Conference. This sin of the past is a corporate sin, which must be dealt with. The General Conference must repent if it is to have a part in the LOUD CRY of Rev. 18:1-4. We call for an open apology to the Seventh-day Adventist church from both B.B.Beach and the General Conference leaders through its official organ, The Review [formerly known as the Advent Review and Sabbath Herald].