ECUMENISM IN THE 28 STATEMENTS

THE GENERAL CONFERENCE CALLS THE SDA CHURCH “BABYLON”

 

Below are Statements #12-14 of the official beliefs of the SDA church (after each statement is our note):

 

 

STATEMENT #12:  THE CHURCH
 The church is the community of believers who confess Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour. In continuity with the people of God in Old Testament times, we are called out from the world; and we join together for worship, for fellowship, for instruction in the Word, for the celebration of the Lord’s Supper, for service to all mankind, and for the worldwide proclamation of the gospel. The church derives its authority from Christ, who is the incarnate Word, and from the Scriptures, which are the written Word. The church is God’s family; adopted by Him as children, its members live on the basis of the new covenant. The church is the body of Christ, a community of faith of which Christ Himself is the Head. The church is the bride for whom Christ died that He might sanctify and cleanse her. At His return in triumph, He will present her to Himself a glorious church, the faithful of all the ages, the purchase of His blood, not having spot or wrinkle, but holy and without blemish. (Gen. 12:3; Acts 7:38; Eph. 4:11-15; 3:8-11; Matt. 28:19, 20; 16:13-20; 18:18; Eph. 2:19-22; 1:22, 23; 5:23-27; Col. 1:17, 18.) 

 

 

 

 Our Note:  You would think that Statement 12 would be about the SDA church.  But it is not.  This subtly worded definition is ecumenical.  The church is the “community” that believes in Christ.   “Community” here means church or system of churches.  This means any Christian church “community” that believes in Christ (including the fallen Protestant churches and the Catholic church) is included in this definition.   Thus, the SDA church is just a small part of a larger church composed of many denominations.  This is proved by reading the next Statement, #13, and Wm. Johnsson’s statement at the end of this article.
            Since 1844, the true church is defined by Rev. 14;12:  “Here is the patience of the saints.  Here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.”  The truth is that there is only one true Church—the true Seventh-day Adventist church—not an SDA church that is part of Babylon. 

 

 

 

 

STATEMENT #13.  REMNANT AND ITS MISSION
The universal church is composed of all who truly believe in Christ, but in the last days, a time of widespread apostasy, a remnant has been called out to keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.  This remnant announces the arrival of the judgment hour, proclaims salvation through Christ, and heralds the approach of His second advent. This proclamation is symbolized by the three angels of Revelation 14; it coincides with the work of judgment in heaven and results in a work of repentance and reform on earth.  Every believer is called to have a per-sonal part in this worldwide witness. (Rev. 12:17; 14:6-12; 18:1-4; 2 Cor. 5:10; Jude 3, 14; 1 Peter 1:16-19; 2 Peter 3:10-14; Rev. 21:1-14.)

 

 

Our Note:  The word “Catholic” means “universal.”  The “universal church” means the “Catholic Church.”  The SDA church—the “remnant”—is part of the “universal church.”   It comes out of an apostasy of the universal church.  What is that apostasy—the Protestant churches?   (The Catholic [universal] Church see the Protestant Reformation as an apostasy.) 

Notice what is NOT listed in the remnant’s announcement “symbolized by the three angels of Rev. 14.”  Notice that NO direct mention is made of announcing the doctrine of the 7th-day Sabbath, or of Babylon’s fall (and that God’s people should come out of Babylon), or of the final warning about the beast and its image. 

 

 

 

 

 

STATEMENT #14. UNITY IN THE BODY OF CHRIST
The church
is one body with many members, called from every nation, kindred, tongue, and people. In Christ we are a new creation; distinctions of race, culture, learning, and nationality, and differences between high and low, rich and poor, male and female, must not be divisive among us. We are all equal in Christ, who by one Spirit has bonded us into one fellowship with Him and with one another; we are to serve and be served without partiality or reservation. Through the revelation of Jesus Christ in the Scriptures we share the same faith and hope, and reach out in one witness to all. This unity has its source in the oneness of the triune God, who has adopted us as His children. (Rom. 12:4, 5; 1 Cor. 12:12-14; Matt. 28:19, 20; Ps. 133:1; 2 Cor. 5:16, 17; Acts 17:26, 27; Gal. 3:27, 29; Col. 3:10-15; Eph. 4:14-16; 4:1-6; John 17:20-23.)
 

 

Our Note:  Again, you would think that this Statement is talking about the SDA church, but it is not.  The phrase, “The church,” goes back to Statement 12 (Doctrine of the Church) and refers to the ecumenical church composed of many denominations.  Notice that “this unity has its source in the oneness of the triune God…”  The word “triune” means a belief in the “Trinity”—the Catholic concept of God who is three-in-one, all of the same substance.  It is a false God.  [The truth of the Bible is the Godhead—three distinct eternal Beings.]  But it is the concept that is required of all churches to hold in order to be part of the WCC—the World Council of Churches.  Thus, the Trinity is the “untempered mortar” that tries to hold this man-made “wall” together.  See Ezekiel 13:1-16 (put as footnote at the end of article):


 

PROOF
On November 1, 2006, at Gen. Conf. headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland, William Johnsson spoke these words to Presbyterian Church leaders in Round #1 of the Adventist—Presbyterian Dialogue:

       

 1–“As we look over the 28 statements of Adventist doctrine, we are led to three conclusions: (1) The articles that are first and form the basis for the remainder, namely articles dealing with the Trinity, the person of Christ, and salvation, conform to orthodox Christian understanding.”


         2–“…Only God knows those who are His.  Certainly the church is far wider and greater than the body of Adventism, which, although growing fast, is still but a speck amid the millions of humanity.  Adventists are grateful for what the Lord has done for them, challenged by the task to which they feel He has called them, and eager to be about His business.  But they realize that they are but a small part of the larger body of Christ.”

 

 

A CALL TO REPENT
 These 3 official Statements of belief are diametrically opposed to the Three Angel’s Messages.   They make every Seventh-day Adventist church member a part of the ecumenical movement. 

 

The General Conference is calling the SDA church a part of Babylon and must repent. 

 

Until that happens, individuals must repent by separating from the ecumenical apostasy because God hold us responsible if we support corporate sin. 
 

 

FOOTNOTE:  EZEKIEL 13:3-16 
3  Thus saith the Lord GOD; Woe unto the foolish prophets, that follow their own spirit, and have seen nothing!  4  O Israel, thy prophets are like the foxes in the deserts.   5  Ye have not gone up into the gaps, neither made up the hedge for the house of Israel to stand in the battle in the day of the LORD.   6  They have seen vanity and lying divination, saying, The LORD saith: and the LORD hath not sent them: and they have made others to hope that they would confirm the word.  7  Have ye not seen a vain vision, and have ye not spoken a lying divination, whereas ye say, The LORD saith it; albeit I have not spoken? 8  Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because ye have spoken vanity, and seen lies, therefore, behold, I am against you, saith the Lord GOD.  9  And mine hand shall be upon the prophets that see vanity, and that divine lies: they shall not be in the assembly of my people, neither shall they be written in the writing of the house of Israel, neither shall they enter into the land of Israel; and ye shall know that I am the Lord GOD.
10  Because, even because they have seduced my people, saying, Peace; and there was no peace; and one built up a wall, and, lo, others daubed it with untempered mortar:
11  Say unto them which daub it with untempered mortar, that it shall fall: there shall be an overflowing shower; and ye, O great hailstones, shall fall; and a stormy wind shall rend it.
12  Lo, when the wall is fallen, shall it not be said unto you, Where is the daubing wherewith ye have daubed it?
13  Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; I will even rend it with a stormy wind in my fury; and there shall be an overflowing shower in mine anger, and great hailstones in my fury to consume it.
14  So will I break down the wall that ye have daubed with untempered mortar, and bring it down to the ground, so that the foundation thereof shall be discovered, and it shall fall, and ye shall be consumed in the midst thereof: and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
15  Thus will I accomplish my wrath upon the wall, and upon them that have daubed it with untempered mortar, and will say unto you, The wall is no more, neither they that daubed it;
16  To wit, the prophets of Israel which prophesy concerning Jerusalem, and which see visions of peace for her, and there is no peace, saith the Lord GOD.