For a printable PFD file of this study, click here.

 

The Sabbath and sabbaths:


Of the Christian Sabbath and heathen sabbaths about to be listed;

(1.) which Sabbath is of the Lord's historical, Easter opposing,
penitent, and openly Christian Seventh-day Adventists;


(2.) which sabbath is of Satan's historical, Easter observing,
impenitent
, openly sinning, openly guilty,
deceptive, and openly heathen Babylonians, from without; and


(3.) which sabbath is of Satan's historical, Easter observing,
impenitent, openly more sinning, openly more guilty,
more deceptive, and openly heathen Laodiceans, from within:


 (A.) Sabbath-keeping;
(B.) Sunday-keeping;
    (C.) Sabbath-polluting?

 


By: Pastor Michael O. Hodges
FORERUNNER Publishing
P. O. Box 663
Florissant, Colorado 80816 U. S. A.
Email: mhodges@4runnerministries.com
Web site: www.4runnerministries.com

 

 

 

 

_________________________________

COPYRIGHTED 2009
BY MICHAEL O. HODGES.

______________________________________

 


 

 

 

                                                CONTENTS:

                                                                                                                Page:

DEDICATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

INTRODUCTION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

CHAPTER 1:
The Sabbath and sabbaths:

Of the Christian Sabbath and heathen sabbaths about to be listed;

(1.) which Sabbath is of the Lord's historical, Easter opposing,
penitent, and openly Christian Seventh-day Adventists;

(2.) which sabbath is of Satan's historical, Easter observing,
impenitent, openly sinning, openly guilty,
deceptive, and openly heathen Babylonians, from without; and

(3.) which sabbath is of Satan's historical, Easter observing,
impenitent, openly more sinning, openly more guilty,
more deceptive, and openly heathen Laodiceans, from within:

(A.) Sabbath-keeping;
(B.) Sunday-keeping;
(C.) Sabbath-polluting? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

CONCLUSION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . .. . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184

 

 

 

 

 DEDICATION:


 
  This book is dedicated to those who will be Judged by God in His Judgement, - - not in any Satanic, historical, heathen's sabbath-promoting, literal and highly visible gods and/or idols liking, openly sinning, impenitent, and open heathen's god-like, self-exalted, false, and counterfeit judgement, - - and thus found by the infallible Judgement of God to actually be those who have exercised self-denying, true, and genuine judgement, both as individuals and as a corporate body, to really be counted among the Lord's historical, openly Sabbath keeping, openly heathens' sabbaths opposing, literal and highly visible gods and/or idols opposing, penitent, and openly Christian Seventh-day Adventists.

 

 

 

   

INTRODUCTION:

    Let's begin with prayer: Our Father In Heaven, we thank You for the privilege and holy power of prayer. We ask that by Your revealed Word and/or that by Your revealed Judgment that You bless (1.) the Lord's relatively very few, historical, eternal-life-promoting, openly Sabbath-keeping, openly heathen's sabbaths opposing, literal and highly visible heathen gods and/or idols opposing, genuinely penitent, and openly Christian Seventh-day Adventists, who TRULY cherish the historical and openly Christian Seventh-day Adventist work in these latter times, and who will not sanction, not support, not maintain, not be deceived by, and not to be lost to the Christian Kingdom of God, because of the historical and openly heathen work of either: (2.) Satan's great mass of historical; eternal-life threatening; deceptive; openly sinning; deceptively impenitent; openly "guilty" before the Lord God, and thus openly "guilty" before the Lord's God's TRUE followers, and therefore also soon to receive "punishment" unto eternal death or unto the second death by an offended Lord God [ST May 27, 1903, or 4ST 291; KC 106:2]; open spiritual adultery against God or open idolatry deceptively promoting; and thus open covetousness or open idolatry deceptively promoting; and thus the open falsehood of idolatry deceptively promoting; and thus literally classic, highly visible, and open idolatry deceptively promoting; and also openly Sunday-keeping or a Satanic and counterfeit sabbath and man-made institution of open heathenism deceptively promoting; and thus openly heathen and highly visible gods and/or idols deceptively promoting; and thus openly heathen and open murder deceptively promoting, or the heathenish practice of crucifying the Son of God afresh over and over again deceptively promoting, and openly heathen and open murder deceptively promoting, or the historically heathen practice of engaging in human sacrifices to fire deceptively promoting, even sacrificing men, women, and children to fire, even to the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone, rather than admit and genuinely repent of their historical and open heathenism, or rather than admit and genuinely repent of their historical and open idolatry, and of idolatry's many other directly-related and openly heathen sins; and therefore openly heathen Babylonians, from without, in a professing Christian guise in these latter times; or (3.) Satan's great mass of historical; eternal-life-threatening; more deceptive; even more openly sinning; even more deceptively impenitent; comparatively even more openly "guilty" before the Lord God, and thus comparatively even more openly "guilty" before the Lord's God's TRUE followers, and therefore also soon to receive even greater "punishment" unto eternal death or unto the second death by an offended Lord God [ST May 27, 1903, or 4ST 291; KC 106:2]; open spiritual adultery against God or open idolatry even more deceptively promoting; and thus open covetousness or open idolatry even more deceptively promoting; and thus the open falsehood of idolatry even more deceptively promoting; and thus literally classic, highly visible, and open idolatry even more deceptively promoting; and thus openly Sabbath-polluting or yet another Satanic and counterfeit sabbath and man-made institution of open heathenism even more deceptively promoting; and thus openly heathen and highly visible gods and/or idols even more deceptively promoting; and thus openly heathen and open murder even more deceptively promoting, or the heathenish practice of crucifying the Son of God afresh over and over again even more deceptively promoting, and openly heathen and open murder even more deceptively promoting, or the historically heathen practice of engaging in human sacrifices to fire even more deceptively promoting, even sacrificing men, women, and children to fire, even to the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone, rather than admit and genuinely repent of their historical and open heathenism, or rather than admit and genuinely repent of their historical and open idolatry, and of idolatry's many other directly-related and openly heathen sins; and therefore openly heathen Laodiceans, from within, both in a professing Christian guise and in a professing Seventh day Adventist guise in these latter times. We ask that Your will be done individual by individual. We ask that the forever holy and forever sacred Holy Spirit edit this prayer; and, thus, that He make this prayer wholly holy and therefore acceptable to be laid before Your sovereign Throne. In the already forever sacred and forever holy name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, we pray. Amen.

  

    [Pastoral note: Please forgive me for the rather long and yet eternal-life-concerning question raised by the title of this short book; but, this is not meant to be a literary work. Instead, it is intended to be an instructive, timely, and salvation-related work; - - which is soundly taught by God's Word and supported with relevant historical writers; - - which will be strengthening and encouraging to those who are living in the hope of being Judged by the Lord God and thus found by His Judgement to really be (1.) the Lord's relatively very few, historical, eternal-life-promoting, genuinely penitent, and openly "Christian" Seventh-day Adventists; - - and which will also be unavoidably and tragically hated, discounted, rejected, and, as much as possible, made of "none effect" by (2.) Satan's "great mass" of historical, eternal-life-threatening, deceptively impenitent, openly sinning in many ways and thus in all ways (James 2:10), and/or thus spiritually discernible, and/or therefore openly "heathen" "Laodiceans," from within, who will also predictably and foolishly "rise up against it." 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4 (EW 270:3-273:1; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 7BC 970:1:7, or Letter 121, 1903; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 1SM 31:4-5, 31:6-32:3, 32:4-33:1, 48:4-5; and 4T 87:2, written in 1876). A person does not have to be heathen. A person can be Christian. It is a matter of a Christian education and decided choices; and, thus, the Christian and educated choices should be prayerfully, carefully, and decidedly based upon sound information from God's Word and not upon the openly heathen words of any misleading gods and/or of any misleading, charismatic, openly heathen, impenitent, and god-like men or women. In heathenishly "strong delusion," while claiming to keep their eyes on the Lord; but, in reality, by choosing not to follow the Lord, and by choosing not to "repent," a "great mass of professing Christians" will also choose to remain in their heathenishly hypnotizing or beguiling "PRETENSE," "strong delusion," and even "Satanic delusion," and will thus also choose to remain in their eternal-life-forfeiting "condition" of groping in the "darkness" and/or of groping in the open "heathenism" of their openly "Sabbath"-polluting, and/or of their open "idolatry"-supporting, and/or of their openly "heathen," spiritually "worse than dead," "enemy" "aiding" or "lukewarm," "Laodicean," and "broad" "way," rather than walking "in reality" and in the "light" of the openly "Sabbath"-keeping, and/or of the open "idolatry"-opposing, and/or of the openly "Christian," "Seventh-day Adventist," and "narrow" "way." Matthew 7:13-14 (1T 127:1, 127:2-128:1; ST September 17, 1902, or 4ST 263:2:3-263:3:1; AA 248:4-249:1; 1 John 1:6; 7BC 970:1:7, or Letter 121, 1903; AA 248:4-249:1; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:3-4; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST June 2, 1881, or 1ST 231:2:3; 1 Chronicles 16:26; Exodus 20:3; 1 Chronicles 16:26; PK 682:2; 1 Chronicles 16:26; 1T 296:2-297:2; 1 Chronicles 16:26; 1 John 5:21; 1 Chronicles 16:26; Ezekiel 11:12; 20:15-16; 1 Chronicles 16:26; SD 57, or MS 2, 1893; ST May 19, 1881, or 1ST 227:3:2; SD 57, or MS 2, 1893; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1, 4; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; PK 682:2; 1 Chronicles 16:26; Exodus 20:3; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; and James 2:10-19, 20-26). Therefore, also, please forgive me for some repetition of the Heaven-sent and salvation related quotations cited within this short book; but, eternal interests are at stake, and repetition is sometimes necessary to high-light certain predictably-ignored, deliberately ignored, widely-ignored, and yet salvation-related issues. My optional pastoral notes will be supplied within some Heaven-sent quotations and also within some other historical quotations, which are presented together in this book. These pastoral notes will thus be set apart from the inspired Word itself and also from the other historical words themselves by being enclosed within brackets like the brackets enclosing this present pastoral note, which you are now reading. Thus, as you choose, of course, you may pass by these bracketed pastoral notes, as being optional reading; or, on the other hand, you may elect to read them. After twenty-nine years of ministry, It never ceases to amaze me how the revealed language of Heaven, and/or how the Lord God's revealed Judgment, and/or how the Lord God's revealed Word explains and fits together with itself. It is a joy. Therefore, one Heaven-sent quotation explains and fits together with the next Heaven-sent quotation and so on; - - as (1.) the Lord's historical, eternal-life-promoting, open "heathenism" decidedly opposing, openly "heathen" or "lying" "synagogue of Satan" decidedly opposing, vastly historical and openly "heathen" "form of godliness" decidedly opposing, penitent, and openly "Christian" Seventh day Adventists will predictably and wisely see and "understand" from God's salvation-related Word cited in this book; and, in openly "heathen" and/or in openly "wicked" "DISTINCTION" from them, - - as (2.) Satan's historical, eternal-life-threatening, open "heathenism" deceptively supporting, openly "heathen" or "lying" "synagogue of Satan" deceptively supporting, vastly historical and openly "heathen" "form of godliness" deceptively supporting, impenitent, and openly "heathen" "Laodiceans," from within, will predictably and "wickedly" not see nor "understand" from God's salvation-related Word cited in this book - - just as all of these salvation-related matters and many more such matters are clearly revealed and forewarned of by the all-knowing and unchangeable Lord God for the "perilous times" of these "LAST days" in 1 Chronicles 16:35; AA 248:4-249:1; 7BC 970:1:7, or Letter 121, 1903; 1 John 1:6; Revelation 3:9; Proverbs 12:22; Exodus 20:16; 1BC 1108:1:1, or MS 58, 1900; Exodus 20:16; PP 309:2-3; Exodus 20:16; Ezekiel 13:22; DA 540:3; Revelation 3:9; DA 540:3; 1 Chronicles 16:35; DA 258:1; 1 Chronicles 16:35; DA 28:1, 29:2, 35:3-36:2, 78:4-83:3, 84:1 2, 100:5-101:3, 106:5-107:2, 172:2, 189:3, 224:5-225:1, 258:1, 278:2-279:1, 279:2-280:1, 280:2, 280:3, 310:2, 540:3, 733:1, 737:5-738:1, 738:5-739:3, 741:1-2; DA 258:1; 5BC 1106:2:4-1107:1:1, or RH January 30, 1900; DA 258:1; 1 Chronicles 16:35; DA 540:3; DA 258:1; DA 540:3; Revelation 3:9; Proverbs 12:22; Exodus 20:16; 1BC 1108:1:1, or MS 58, 1900; Exodus 20:16; PP 309:2-3; Exodus 20:16; Ezekiel 13:22; DA 540:3; Revelation 3:9; DA 540:3; 16MR 108:1, or Letter 19d, 1892; 7BC 962:2:1, or Letter 66, 1894; 7BC 962:2:2, or MS 61, 1898; 7BC 970:1:2, or Letter 164, 1909; 7BC 970:1:3, or MS 27, 1899; 7BC 970:1:6, or Letter 76, 1900; 7BC 970:1:7, or Letter 121, 1903; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; TM 16:2; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 7BC 974:2:3, or RH April 14, 1896, or 3RH 350:1:2; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; Revelation 3:9; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 7BC 970:1:7, or Letter 121, 1903; AA 248:4-249:1; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:3-4 (1 Chronicles 16:35; ST June 2, 1881, or 1ST 231:2:3; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; Ezekiel 11:12; 20:15-16; 1 Chronicles 16:26; SD 57, or MS 2, 1893; ST May 19, 1881, or 1ST 227:3:2; SD 57, or MS 2, 1893; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:3-4; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; Daniel 3:18; 5:4, 23b-27; 12:4, 10; Daniel 5:27; 8T 247:2, 249:2, 249:3-250:1; Revelation 3:9, 14-22; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; ST November 7, 1895, or 3ST 251; ST December 5, 1895, or 3ST 257; 1 Chronicles 16:35; 2 Timothy 3:1-5, 6-13; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:3-4; and 2 Timothy 3:1-5, 6-13). Blank pages for your own "PERSONAL STUDY NOTES" are provided at the end of this book. Let's get started with answering the multi-faceted and salvation-related question introduced in the title of this book.].

Pastor Michael O. Hodges
FORERUNNER ministries

 

 

The Sabbath and sabbaths:
Of the Christian Sabbath and heathen sabbaths about to be listed;
(1.) which Sabbath is of the Lord's historical, Easter opposing,
penitent, and openly Christian Seventh-day Adventists;


(2.) which sabbath is of Satan's historical, Easter observing,
impenitent
, openly sinning, openly guilty,
deceptive, and openly heathen Babylonians, from without; and


(3.) which sabbath is of Satan's historical, Easter observing,

impenitent, openly more sinning, openly more guilty,
more deceptive, and openly heathen Laodiceans, from within:


 (A.) Sabbath-keeping;
(B.) Sunday-keeping;
    (C.) Sabbath-polluting?

   
 
   "15 If ye love Me, keep My commandments." --- John 14:15.

    "God requires more of His followers than many realize. If we would not build our hopes of Heaven upon a false foundation, we must ACCEPT THE BIBLE AS IT READS and BELIEVE THAT THE LORD MEANS WHAT HE SAYS. He requires nothing of us that He will not give us grace to perform. We shall have no excuse to offer IN THE DAY OF GOD, if we fail to reach the standard set before us in His Word.
    We are admonished by the apostle: 'Let love be without dissimulation [i.e., and/or 'let love be without' concealment under a false appearance]. Abhor that which is evil, cleave to that which is good. Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honor preferring one another.' [Romans 12:9-10.] Paul would have us DISTINGUISH between the pure, unselfish love, which is prompted by the Spirit of Christ [i.e., and/or which is prompted by the openly Christian 'Spirit of Christ'], and the unmeaning, deceitful PRETENSE with which the world abounds. This base counterfeit has misled many souls. It would blot out the DISTINCTION between right and wrong, by agreeing with the transgressor instead of faithfully showing him his errors. Such a course never springs from real friendship. The spirit [i.e., and/or the Satanic and openly heathen 'spirit'] by which it is prompted dwells only in the carnal heart. While the Christian will be ever kind, compassionate, and forgiving, he can feel no harmony with sin. He will abhor evil and cling to that which is good, at the sacrifice of association or friendship with the ungodly. The Spirit of Christ [i.e., and/or the Christian 'Spirit of Christ'] will lead us to hate sin, while we are willing to make any sacrifice to save the sinner." --- 5T 171:2-3, "Brotherly Love," written in 1882; and, thus, part of the great "light of 1882" by which "the church" will be "found wanting," as clearly explained by God in Daniel 5:27 [5T 83:3-84:1, written in 1882]; Daniel 5:27 [8T 247:2, 249:2-250:1; Revelation 3:9, 14-22]; and Daniel 5:27 [i.e., and, thus, with Daniel 5:27, please see "subverted" and/or "perverted" in 7BC 961:2:3-4, or MS 33, 1894; and, according to the Greek, in Titus 3:10-11]. Bracketed pastoral notes supplied.

    "15 If ye love Me, keep My commandments." --- John 14:15.

    "16 Thou shalt not bear false witness [i.e., and/or thou shalt not bear a lie] against thy neighbour." --- Exodus 20:16. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    ". . . . the falsehood [i.e., and/or the lie] of idolatry." --- 1BC 1108:1:1, "Exodus," "Service of Altar Restored;" or MS 58, 1900. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "On the lips . . . most precious TRUTH was TURNED into a lie [i.e., and/or into the falsehood of idolatry]. The policy . . . was based on a principle borrowed from heathenism." --- DA 540:3, "Priestly Plottings," written in 1898. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "5 Behold ye among the heathen [i.e., here the word, 'among,' is translated from the Hebrew word, 'beyn' (pronounced: bane), which means: between; in; within; among], and regard, and wonder marvellously: for I will work a work in your days, which ye will not believe, though it be told you." --- Habakkuk 1:5. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "38 And ye shall perish among the heathen [i.e., here the word, 'among,' is translated from the Hebrew word, 'tavek' (pronounced: taw'-vek), which means: between; through; within; in the middle of; in the midst of; among] . . . ." --- Leviticus 26:38. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "35 And say ye, Save us, O God of our salvation, and gather us together, and deliver us from the heathen, that we may give thanks to Thy holy name, and glory in Thy praise." --- 1 Chronicles 16:35.

    ". . . . heathen . . . worse than dead . . . lukewarm Laodiceans." --- ST August 2, 1899, "The Two Great Principles of the Law;" or 4ST 50:1:4.

    "Those who claim to be the children of God, and yet do not obey His commands, who are hearers but not doers of the Word [i.e., thus, they are foolish and stony-ground 'hearers but not doers of the Word'], are regarded by the Lord as bankers regard fraudulent bank-notes. They are not genuine. They claim the name of Christian, but in reality they are heathen. To those who do not practise it, the Word of God is a dead letter. Christ says of such, 'I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm [i.e., and/or so then because thou art 'aiding the enemy,' which is exactly what the predictably and frequently misused, mishandled, misrepresented, misapplied, and thus obviously misunderstood term, 'lukewarm,' really means, as clearly seen in 4T 87:2, which was written in 1876, and which is also quoted as the second of the next two Heaven-sent quotations cited immediately below], and neither cold nor hot, I will spew thee out of My mouth.' [Revelation 3:15-16.] If they realized that they were sinners, He could plead in their behalf, and the Lord would arouse them by His Holy Spirit. But He can not present them to the Father; for they are worse than dead in trespasses and sins. They hear the Word, but make no application of it to themselves. Instead, they apply the Word to their neighbors. God can be no power [i.e., no Christian energy; no Christian influence; no Christian hold; no Christian strength; no Christian control; no Christian Inspiration; no third person of the Christian Godhead; no Christian Latter Rain; no Christian Holy Spirit; and/or no Christian 'power'] to lukewarm Laodiceans." --- ST August 2, 1899, "The Two Great Principles of the Law;" or 4ST 50:1:4. Bracketed pastoral notes supplied.

    ". . . . heathen . . . worse than dead . . . lukewarm Laodiceans." --- ST August 2, 1899, "The Two Great Principles of the Law;" or 4ST 50:1:4.

    ". . . . aiding the enemy [i.e., and/or aiding Satan, who is a robber or thief, the father of lies, the adversary of souls, the enemy of God and man, the master of deception, the archdeceiver, a liar, a murderer from the beginning, a destroyer, a false accuser of the TRUE brethren, a deceiver, a tormentor, a rebel, an apostate, and the secretly disguised god of this world and of both ancient and modern heathenism in a professing sheep's clothing guise, in a professing religious guise, in a professing Christian guise, and/or in a professing Seventh day Adventist guise] . . . The term 'lukewarm' is applicable to this class." --- 4T 87:2, "The Testing Process," written in 1876. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    ". . . . heathen . . . worse than dead . . . lukewarm Laodiceans." --- ST August 2, 1899, "The Two Great Principles of the Law;" or 4ST 50:1:4.

    "What we are talking about is the heathen." --- A. T. Jones, "1893 General Conference Bulletin," "The Third Angel's Message.--No. 12," page 259:1:1; or 1893 GCB 259:1:1.

    "This book [i.e., this 1888 copyrighted 'book'] is the outgrowth of some extracts which I [i.e., E. J. Waggoner] copied into a pocket scrap-book a few years ago . . . .
    I would not forget to acknowledge the service rendered by my friends, Elders E. W, Farnsworth, W. C. White, and A. T. Jones, who read the book in manuscript, and made valuable suggestions. . . .
    In order to clearly comprehend the peculiar dangers of the early Christians, we must know the condition of the heathen world in the time of Christ and His apostles, since it was mainly from among the heathen that converts to Christianity were obtained. If we know the beliefs which men held, and the practices to which they were addicted before their conversion, we can readily tell what errors they would be most likely to adopt if they should in any degree TURN from the faith; and we shall also know what would be the state of the church if any considerable number of its communicants were converted only in name.
    In the first chapter of Romans, the apostle Paul has given a brief but comprehensive view of the state of morals among the heathen, and of the steps by which they reached the depth of degradation which is there revealed [i.e., thus, if you wish, please see the first chapter of 'Romans;' see (1.) Satan's historical, eternal-life-threatening, openly sinning, impenitent, and openly 'heathen' 'Laodiceans' in direct contrast with and in direct conflict with (2.) the Lord's historical, eternal-life-promoting, penitent, and openly 'Christian' Seventh day Adventists; and see many more salvation-related and Heaven-sent facts that are also directly-related to the first chapter of 'Romans' in 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:1, 4 (1 Chronicles 16:35; COL 18:3; Romans 1:21-23, 24-32; Deuteronomy 4:12 16, 17-18; 6:14; Romans 1:21-23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32; COL 18:3; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:1, 4; 1 Chronicles 16:35; AA 248:4-249:1; 7BC 970:1:7, or Letter 121, 1903; 7BC 970:1:2, or Letter 164, 1909; 7BC 970:1:3, or MS 27, 1899; 7BC 970:1:6, or Letter 76, 1900; 7BC 970:1:7, or Letter 121, 1903; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 7BC 970:1:7, or Letter 121, 1903; AA 248:4-249:1; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:3-4; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:1, 4; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST June 2, 1881, or 1ST 231:2:3; 1 Chronicles 16:26; 1T 296:2-297:2; 1 Chronicles 16:26; Ezekiel 11:12; 20:15-16; 1 Chronicles 16:26; PK 682:2; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; PK 682:2; 1 Chronicles 16:26; Exodus 20:3; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; Malachi 3:6; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; 1T 296:2-297:2; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; 1BC 1108:1:1, or MS 58, 1900; 1 Corinthians 10:14 15; and James 2:10-19, 20-26)]. He first notices the fact that at one time the people did know God. From the Mosaic record, we learn the same thing. We know that in the years immediately following the creation and the flood all the inhabitants of the earth had the knowledge of the TRUE God. Adam and Noah - - the two fathers of the race - - served the Lord, and they would of course teach their children about Him and His requirements. There could, therefore, be no excuse for the gross ignorance which afterward prevailed. . . .
   
Let the student of church history remember this, and at the same time bear in mind what has been quoted concerning the moral condition of the people [i.e., and/or 'concerning the moral condition of the' openly heathen 'people'] among whom the gospel gained its victories, and it will throw light on many phases of professed Christianity. It will also prevent him from attaching too much importance to the precepts and practices of even the foremost of those in the Christian church who had been brought up in heathenism. He will always compare every act or saying of those men with the Bible, to see to what extent their early training was allowed to bias their course [i.e., and/or 'to see to what extent their early training was allowed to bias their course' toward openly heathen Laodiceanism in a professing Christian disguise and in a professing Seventh-day Adventist disguise].
   
In the preceding chapter, we have briefly considered the wickedness of the ancient heathen world [i.e., and, thus, also, of the modern heathen world]; in this we shall investigate the primary cause of that degradation. In this investigation, the Bible must still be our guide. After Paul had stated that all might know God from His works, he set forth the cause of the blindness of the heathen: 'When they knew God, they glorified Him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the UNCORRUPTIBLE God into an image made like to CORRUPTIBLE man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.' Rom. 1:21-23. . . .
    . . . . images were regarded with reverence a long time before Sunday was regarded as a sacred day." --- E. J. Waggoner, "Father's of the Catholic Church," "Preface," "Chapter I. The Heathen World," "Chapter II. Heathen Philosophy," "Chapter XIV. The Great Apostasy," (Pacific Press Publishing Company, Oakland California, copyright 1888), pages iii:1, v:2, 9:1 2, 27:2, 28:1, 268:2. Bracketed pastoral notes supplied.

    ". . . . the idolatry of the heathen . . . ." --- AA 239:2, "Berea and Athens," written in 1911.

    ". . . . heathen . . . worse than dead . . . lukewarm Laodiceans." --- ST August 2, 1899, "The Two Great Principles of the Law;" or 4ST 50:1:4.

    "Men 'worshiped and served the creature more than the Creator.' Thus, the heathen 'became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.' Rom. 1:25, 21." --- COL 18:3, "Teaching in Parables," written in 1900.

    ". . . . heathen . . . worse than dead . . . lukewarm Laodiceans." --- ST August 2, 1899, "The Two Great Principles of the Law;" or 4ST 50:1:4.

    ". . . . the idolatry of the heathen . . . ." --- AA 239:2, "Berea and Athens," written in 1911.

    "11 . . . . the gods . . . of the heathen . . . ." --- Zephaniah 2:11.

    "15 . . . . the idols of the heathen . . . ." --- Psalms 135:15.

    "26 . . . . all the gods of the people are idols . . . ." --- 1 Chronicles 16:26.

    ". . . . the idolatry of the heathen . . . ." --- AA 239:2, "Berea and Athens," written in 1911.

    ". . . . heathen . . . worse than dead . . . lukewarm Laodiceans." --- ST August 2, 1899, "The Two Great Principles of the Law;" or 4ST 50:1:4.

    "In imitation of the gods of the heathen, images were made to represent Jehovah, and thus idolatry spread like a plague throughout the land." --- ST June 2, 1881, "The Angel's Reproof;" or 1ST 231:2:3.
". . . . the idolatry of the heathen . . . ." --- AA 239:2, "Berea and Athens," written in 1911.

    ". . . . the darkness of heathenism . . . ." --- AA 249:1, "Corinth," written in 1911.

"14 . . . . the abominations of the heathen . . . polluted the house of the Lord . . . ." --- 2 Chronicles 36:14.

    ". . . . heathen . . . worse than dead . . . lukewarm Laodiceans." --- ST August 2, 1899, "The Two Great Principles of the Law;" or 4ST 50:1:4.

    "12 And ye shall know that I am the Lord: for ye have not walked in My statutes, neither executed My Judgments, but have done after the manners of the heathen that are round about you. . . .
    15 Yet also I lifted up My hand unto them in the wilderness, that I would not bring them into the land which I had given them [i.e., and/or, for us today, the 'antitypical land of promise' and/or God's Holy City is graciously discussed for the very real sake of your salvation and my salvation in God's clearly revealed Judgment and/or in God's clearly revealed Word in PP 688:4-689:1], flowing with milk and honey, which is the glory of all lands; 16 Because they despised My Judgments, and walked not in My statutes, but polluted My Sabbaths: for their heart went after their idols." --- Ezekiel 11:12; 20:15-16. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "15 . . . . the idols of the heathen . . . ." --- Psalms 135:15.

    "11 . . . . the gods . . . of the heathen . . . ." --- Zephaniah 2:11.

    "26 . . . . all the gods of the people are idols . . . ." --- 1 Chronicles 16:26.

    ". . . . the idolatry of the heathen . . . ." --- AA 239:2, "Berea and Athens," written in 1911.

    ". . . . the darkness of heathenism . . . ." --- AA 249:1, "Corinth," written in 1911.

    "14 . . . . the abominations of the heathen . . . polluted the house of the Lord . . . ." --- 2 Chronicles 36:14.

    ". . . . heathen . . . worse than dead . . . lukewarm Laodiceans." --- ST August 2, 1899, "The Two Great Principles of the Law;" or 4ST 50:1:4.

    ". . . . the idolatry of the heathen . . . ." --- AA 239:2, "Berea and Athens," written in 1911.

    "'I the Lord thy God am a jealous God.' [Exodus 20:5.] The close and sacred relation of God to His people is represented under the figure of marriage. Idolatry being spiritual adultery, the displeasure of God against it is fitly called jealousy [i.e., thus, 'idolatry' is also 'spiritual adultery;' and/or is also 'whoredom' with openly 'heathen' 'abominations,' and/or with openly 'heathen' 'gods,' and/or with openly 'heathen' 'idols,' and/or with 'PROHIBITED' 'images' 'made' 'to represent Jehovah' and also 'made' to knowingly or unknowingly still cause disguised but really heathenishly open 'Satan' 'worship,' which automatically takes place whenever any of Satan's 'arts and devices' are 'received as from Heaven;' still cause disguised but really heathenishly open self or 'vain' 'worship,' which is 'teaching for doctrines the commandments of men;' and still cause open 'spiritual adultery;' and/or thus still cause open 'idolatry;' and thus still cause open 'Sabbath'-polluting or yet another 'Satanic' and counterfeit sabbath and man-made institution of open 'heathenism;' and therefore still cause openly 'heathen' Laodiceanism to all 'spread like a plague throughout the land,' as clearly seen in Ezekiel 16:1-3a, 17; 23:28-30; 24:24; 30:1-3 (3SM 419:6-420:1, or Letter 132, 1898; Ezekiel 24:24; 30:1-3; 1 Chronicles 16:35; AA 248:4-249:1; 7BC 970:1:7, or Letter 121, 1903; AA 248:4-249:1; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:3-4; 1 Chronicles 16:35; 2 Chronicles 36:14; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST June 2, 1881, or 1ST 231:2:3; 1 Chronicles 16:26; 1 Chronicles 16:26; Exodus 20:3; 1 Chronicles 16:26; PK 682:2; 1 Chronicles 16:26; 1T 296:2-297:2; 1 Chronicles 16:26; 1 John 5:21; 1 Chronicles 16:26; Ezekiel 20:15-16; 1 Chronicles 16:26; SD 57, or MS 2, 1893; ST May 19, 1881, or 1ST 227:3:2; SD 57, or MS 2, 1893; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; Ezekiel 11:12; 20:15-16; 1T 296:2-297:2; Ezekiel 11:12; 20:15-16; 1 Chronicles 16:26; SD 57, or MS 2, 1893; ST May 19, 1881, or 1ST 227:3:2; 1T 296:2-297:2; ST May 19, 1881, or 1ST 227:3:2; 5T 83:3-84:1, 171:2-3, 213:3-214:2, written in 1882; ST May 19, 1881, or 1ST 227:3:2; 1SM 31:4-5, 31:6-32:3, 32:4-33:1, 48:4-5; ST May 19, 1881, or 1ST 227:3:2; SD 57, or MS 2, 1893; 1 Chronicles 16:26; PK 682:2; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; PP 688:4-689:1; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 1SM 31:4-5, 31:6-32:3, 32:4-33:1, 48:4-5; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; PK 682:2; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; 1SAT 17:4, or MS 5, 1885; Matthew 15:9; Mark 7:7-8a; 5T 707:2; Mark 7:7-8a; Matthew 15:9; 1T 296:2-297:2; Matthew 15:9; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; PP 305:4-5, 305:6-306:1, 336:2; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; Malachi 3:6; Deuteronomy 4:12-16, 17-18; 6:14; Malachi 3:6; PP 316:1; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; PP 306:2; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; and James 2:10-19, 20-26)]." --- PP 306:2, "The Law Given to Israel," written in 1890. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    ". . . . the idolatry of the heathen . . . ." --- AA 239:2, "Berea and Athens," written in 1911.

    ". . . . heathen . . . worse than dead . . . lukewarm Laodiceans." --- ST August 2, 1899, "The Two Great Principles of the Law;" or 4ST 50:1:4.

    ". . . . the idolatry of the heathen . . . ." --- AA 239:2, "Berea and Athens," written in 1911.

    "5 . . . . covetousness . . . is idolatry . . . ." --- Colossians 3:5.

    "God does not regard all sins as of equal magnitude; there are degrees of guilt in His estimation as well as in that of finite man. But however trifling this or that wrong in their course may seem in the eyes of men, no sin is small in the sight of God. The sins, which man is disposed to look upon as small, may be the very ones which God accounts as great crimes. The drunkard is despised and is told that his sin will exclude him from Heaven, while pride, selfishness, and covetousness go unrebuked. But these are sins that are especially offensive to God. He 'resisteth the proud,' and Paul tells us that covetousness is idolatry. [James 4:6.] Those who are familiar with the denunciations against idolatry in the Word of God will at once see how grave an offense this sin is." --- 5T 337:3, "Worldly Ambition," written in 1885. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "5. . . . covetousness . . . is idolatry . . . ." --- Colossians 3:5.

    "14 Wherefore, my dearly beloved, FLEE from idolatry." --- 1 Corinthians 10:14.

    "6 For I am the Lord, I change not . . . ." --- Malachi 3:6.

    "14 Wherefore, my dearly beloved, FLEE from idolatry. 15 I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say." --- 1 Corinthians 10:14-15.

    "5. . . . covetousness . . . is idolatry . . . ." --- Colossians 3:5.

    "17 Thou shalt not covet . . . ." --- Exodus 20:17.

    "6 For I am the Lord, I change not . . . ." --- Malachi 3:6.

    "'Thou shalt not covet' [Exodus 20:17.] . . . .
    The tenth commandment strikes at the very root of all sins, PROHIBITING the selfish desire [i.e., thus, please see this openly covetous 'desire' and/or this openly idolatrous 'desire' discussed more, just below], from which springs the sinful act. . . .
    . . . .
The people desired [i.e., thus, please remember this openly covetous 'desire' and/or this openly idolatrous 'desire' discussed more, just above] some image to represent God . . . God had [i.e., thus, the unchangeable God still has] given no manner of similitude of Himself, and He had [i.e., still has] PROHIBITED any material representation for such a PURPOSE. . . But . . . they TURNED BACK in their hearts to . . . idolatry . . . ." --- PP 309:4-5, 316:1, "The Law Given to Israel," "Idolatry at Sinai," written in 1890. Bracketed pastoral notes supplied.

    "5. . . . covetousness . . . is idolatry . . . ." --- Colossians 3:5.

    ". . . . the idolatry of the heathen . . . ." --- AA 239:2, "Berea and Athens," written in 1911.

    "Again, the Lord seeks to guard His people against idolatry . . . making to themselves images to represent God." --- ST May 6, 1880, "Giving of the Law;" or 1ST 154:2:15.

    ". . . . the idolatry of the heathen . . . ." --- AA 239:2, "Berea and Athens," written in 1911.

    ". . . . heathen . . . worse than dead . . . lukewarm Laodiceans." --- ST August 2, 1899, "The Two Great Principles of the Law;" or 4ST 50:1:4.

    "Many heathen . . . attempt to represent the Eternal One by material objects [i.e., thus, also, please see these 'material objects,' as historically used or misused by the openly 'heathen,' as discussed in the next fifteen Heaven-sent quotations and more cited immediately below] . . . ." --- PP 306:1, "The Law Given to Israel," written in 1890. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "The human mind is naturally inclined to dwell upon the things which are seen and heard, and to neglect the things which are unseen. The Lord had done marvelous things for His people in the manifesting of His power as the only TRUE and living God; yet many had been led astray by the Satanic delusion that God might be represented by material objects [i.e., thus, also, please remember this openly 'heathen,' Laodicean, 'Satanic,' and delusional use or misuse of 'material objects' in this way, as discussed in this present Heaven-sent quotation together with the previous two Heaven-sent quotations cited above and also together with the next fourteen Heaven-sent quotations and more cited below], the works of men's hands. By the contemplation of these things, their minds were diverted from God." --- ST May 19, 1881, "Joshua's Farewell Address;" or 1ST 227:3:2. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "Many heathen . . . attempt to represent the Eternal One by material objects [i.e., thus, please remember 'material objects,' 'Satanic delusion,' 'the works of men's hands,' the openly 'heathen,' the openly 'heathen' 'Laodiceans,' and more discussed in the previous three Heaven-sent quotations cited above; and, also, please see 'material objects,' as to how they have been and still are historically, idolatrously, and thus heathenishly used or misused, and as to how all of this relates to man's 'CONCEPTION' of God and much more, as discussed in the next thirteen Heaven-sent quotations and more cited below] . . . ." --- PP 306:1, "The Law Given to Israel," written in 1890. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "The attempt to represent the Eternal One by material objects would lower man's CONCEPTION of God." --- PP 306:1, "The Law Given to Israel," written in 1890.

    "As they [i.e., and/or as the impenitent, and/or spiritually discernible, and/or openly idolatrous, and/or openly 'heathen' antediluvians of Noah's day; and, thus, also, as the impenitent, and/or spiritually discernible, and/or openly idolatrous, and/or openly 'heathen' 'Laodiceans' of our day, as clearly seen in Matthew 24:1-5, 23-25, 37, 38, 39 (PP 306:2; Matthew 24:1-5, 23-25, 37, 38, 39; 5T 83:3-84:1, 171:2-3, 218:2, written in 1882; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4; 1 Chronicles 16:35; 5T 218:2, written in 1882; 1 Chronicles 16:35; AA 238:4-239:2; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; Malachi 3:6; Deuteronomy 4:12 16, 17-18; 6:14; Malachi 3:6; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; AA 238:4-239:2; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4; 1 Chronicles 16:35; 5T 218:2, written in 1882; Hebrews 11:1, 7; PP 95:2-3, 95:4-96:1, 96:2, 98:2, 99:3, 305:4-5, 305:6-306:1, 336:2; 1 Corinthians 10:14 15; and James 2:10-19, 20-26)] endeavored to represent God by material objects, their minds were blinded to His Majesty and power; they ceased to realize the holiness of His character, or the sacred, unchanging nature of His requirements." --- PP 96:1, "The Flood," written in 1890. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "Many heathen . . . attempt to represent the Eternal One by material objects [i.e., and/or thus, 'many heathen . . . attempt to represent the' living, all-knowing, all-powerful or omnipotent, all-seeing, all-hearing, infinitely thinking, literally creatively thinking, creating even worlds by merely speaking or literally creatively speaking, infinitely loving, infinite, present in all places at the same time or omnipresent, invisible, sacred, UNCORRUPTIBLE, unchangeable, blessed, sinless, Heavenly, and 'Eternal One' (1.) 'by' dead, knowest not, powerless, not seeing, not hearing, not thinking, not speaking, not loving, finite, present in only one place at a time, visible, common, CORRUPT, changeable, cursed, sinful, earthly, and 'material objects;' and/or (2.) 'by' gold, silver, wood, stone, plaster of Paris, marble, granite, brass, bronze, bubble gum, iron, papyrus, paper, lead pencil, ink, paint, crayons, chalk, clay, felt-on-felt-boards, or web site pixels; and/or, therefore, (3.) 'by' some type of PROHIBITED picture, statue, so-called similitude, so-called likeness, material representation, and/or image made from some type of dead, knowest not, powerless, not seeing, not hearing, not thinking, not speaking, not loving, finite, present in only one place at a time, visible, common, CORRUPT, changeable, cursed, sinful, earthly, and 'material objects']." --- PP 306:1, "The Law Given to Israel," written in 1890. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "The attempt to represent the Eternal One by material objects would lower man's CONCEPTION of God. The mind, TURNED AWAY from the infinite perfection of Jehovah, would be attracted to the creature rather than to the Creator. And as his CONCEPTIONS of God were lowered, so would man become degraded. . . .
    By causing men to violate
the second commandment, Satan aimed to degrade their CONCEPTIONS of the Divine Being." --- PP 306:1, 336:2, "The Law Given to Israel," "Satan's Enmity Against the Law," written in 1890.

    "Here is the TEST of every man's profession. We cannot accord holiness to any man without bringing him to the measurement of God's only standard of holiness in Heaven and in earth. If men feel no weight of the moral law, if they belittle and make light of God's precepts, if they break one of the least of these commandments, and teach men so, they shall be of no esteem in the sight of Heaven, and we may know that their claims are without foundation.
    And the claim to be without sin is, in itself, evidence that he who makes this claim is far from holy. It is because he has no TRUE CONCEPTION of the infinite purity and holiness of God or of what they must become who shall be in harmony with His character; because he has no TRUE CONCEPTION of the purity and exalted loveliness of Jesus, and the malignity and evil of sin, that man can regard himself as holy. [i.e., and/or that man can regard himself as sinless, and/or that man can regard himself as perfect, and/or that man can regard himself as righteous, and/or that man can regard himself as a faithful soul, and/or that man can self-exaltingly regard himself as TRULY being of 'the church' (AA 11:3), and/or that man can self-exaltingly regard himself as being of the remnant - - all on this side of the TRUE Judgment of the TRUE God - - and all because of these self-exalted and/or openly heathen men's openly heathen, god-like, counterfeit, and/or self-exalted judgement in which impenitent and openly heathen men take into their hands God's Judgement or take into their hands 'the work of Judging that belongs to God' alone, which God PROHIBITS all men to do (MH 484:2), while at the same time these same lost, self-exalted, impenitent, and openly heathen men also refuse to 'judge' open 'idolatry' and/or open heathenism, and also refuse to 'FLEE' from open 'idolatry' and/or from open heathenism, which God commands all men to do (1 Corinthians 10:14-15)]. The greater the distance between himself and Christ, and the more inadequate his CONCEPTIONS of the divine character and requirements, the more righteous he appears in his own eyes." --- 1911 GC 472:3-473:2, "Modern Revivals," written in 1911. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "Many are Laodiceans, living in a spiritual self-deception. They clothe themselves in the garments of their own righteousness [i.e., thus, please see 'righteous' and more discussed above and below], imagining themselves to be rich and increased with goods and in need of nothing, when they need daily to learn of Jesus, His meekness and lowliness, else they find themselves bankrupt, their whole life being a lie." --- 7BC 962:2:1, "Revelation," "Bankrupt!;" or Letter 66, 1894. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "The greater the distance between himself and Christ, and the more inadequate his CONCEPTIONS of the divine character and requirements, the more righteous [i.e., therefore, please see 'righteousness' and more discussed above] he appears in his own eyes." --- 1911 GC 473:2, "Modern Revivals," written in 1911. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "The attempt to represent the Eternal One by material objects would lower man's CONCEPTION of God. The mind, TURNED AWAY from the infinite perfection of Jehovah, would be attracted to the creature rather than to the Creator. And as his CONCEPTIONS of God were lowered, so would man become degraded. . . .
    By causing men to violate
the second commandment, Satan aimed to degrade their CONCEPTIONS of the Divine Being." --- PP 306:1, 336:2, "The Law Given to Israel," "Satan's Enmity Against the Law," written in 1890.

    "Multitudes [i.e., spiritually discernible, and/or openly idolatrous, and/or openly heathen 'multitudes'] have a wrong CONCEPTION of God and His attributes, and are as TRULY serving a false god as were the worshipers of Baal." --- PK 177:1, "In the Spirit and Power of Elias," written in 1915. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "The attempt to represent the Eternal One by material objects would lower man's CONCEPTION of God. The mind, TURNED AWAY from the infinite perfection of Jehovah, would be attracted to the creature rather than to the Creator. And as his CONCEPTIONS of God were lowered, so would man become degraded. . . .
    By causing men to violate
the second commandment, Satan aimed to degrade their CONCEPTIONS of the Divine Being. By setting aside the fourth, he would cause them to forget God altogether. God's claim to reverence and worship, above the gods of the heathen, is based upon the fact that He is the Creator, and that to Him all other beings owe their existence. . . Had the Sabbath always been sacredly observed, there could never have been an atheist or an idolater." --- PP 306:1, 336:2, "The Law Given to Israel," "Satan's Enmity Against the Law," written in 1890.

    ". . . . the idolatry of the heathen . . . ." --- AA 239:2, "Berea and Athens," written in 1911.

    ". . . . heathen . . . worse than dead . . . lukewarm Laodiceans." --- ST August 2, 1899, "The Two Great Principles of the Law;" or 4ST 50:1:4.

    ". . . . the idolatry of the heathen . . . ." --- AA 239:2, "Berea and Athens," written in 1911.

    "They had dishonored God by their idolatry . . . ." --- ST June 23, 1881, "Gideon Called;" or 1ST 236:2:5.

    ". . . . the falsehood [i.e., the lie] of idolatry." --- 1BC 1108:1:1, "Exodus," "Service of Altar Restored;" or MS 58, 1900. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "On the lips . . . most precious TRUTH was TURNED into a lie [i.e., and/or into the falsehood of idolatry]. The policy . . . was based on a principle borrowed from heathenism." --- DA 540:3, "Priestly Plottings," written in 1898. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "I wish to plead with our brethren who shall assemble at the General Conference to heed the message given to the Laodiceans. What a condition of blindness is theirs! This subject has been brought to your notice again and again, but your dissatisfaction with your spiritual condition has not been deep and painful enough to work reform. 'Thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked.' [Revelation 3:17.] The guilt of self-deception [i.e., thus, please see this 'self-deception' and much more also discussed in the next Heaven-sent quotation cited immediately below] is upon our churches. The religious life of many is a lie [i.e., and/or, thus, (1.) 'the religious life of many is' open 'heathenism,' as clearly seen in DA 540:3; 16MR 108:1, or Letter 19d, 1892; DA 540:3; and ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST:50 1:4; and/or, therefore, (2.)' the religious life of many is' the classically 'heathen,' literal, highly visible, spiritually discernible, and/or open 'falsehood of idolatry' and/or an openly idolatrous 'lie,' as clearly seen in Exodus 20:16; 1BC 1108:1:1, or MS 58, 1900; Exodus 20:16; DA 540:3; 16MR 108:1, or Letter 19d, 1892; Revelation 3:9, 14 22; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 7BC 970:1:7, or Letter 121, 1903; AA 248:4-249:1; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:3-4 (1 Chronicles 16:35; Matthew 15:9; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; PP 305:4-5, 305:6-306:1, 336:2; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; and James 2:10-19, 20 26)]." --- 16MR 108:1, "The Need for Love in the Church, and An Appeal to Heed the Message to the Laodiceans;" or Letter 19d, 1892. Bracketed pastoral notes supplied.

    "Many are Laodiceans, living in a spiritual self-deception [i.e., thus, please remember this 'self-deception' and much more also discussed in the previous Heaven-sent quotation cited immediately above]. They clothe themselves in the garments of their own righteousness, imagining themselves to be rich and increased with goods and in need of nothing, when they need daily to learn of Jesus, His meekness and lowliness, else they find themselves bankrupt, their whole life being a lie [i.e., and/or, thus, (1.) 'their whole life being' open 'heathenism,' as clearly seen in DA 540:3; 7BC 962:2:1, or Letter 66, 1894; and DA 540:3; and ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4; and/or, thus, (2.) 'their whole life being' the classically 'heathen,' literal, highly visible, spiritually discernible, and/or open 'falsehood of idolatry,' as clearly seen in Exodus 20:16; 1BC 1108:1:1, or MS 58, 1900; Exodus 20:16; DA 540:3; 7BC 962:2:1, or Letter 66, 1894; Revelation 3:9, 14-22; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 7BC 970:1:7, or Letter 121, 1903; AA 248:4-249:1; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:3-4 (1 Chronicles 16:35; Matthew 15:9; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; PP 305:4-5, 305:6 306:1, 336:2; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; and James 2:10-19, 20-26); and/or, therefore, (3.) 'their whole life being' under the openly 'heathen' and 'Laodicean' control of the heathenishly 'wicked,' hoary with age and history, openly sinning, historically and deceptively impenitent, historically and openly 'heathen,' 'enemy'-'aiding' or 'lukewarm,' and 'Laodicean' 'brethren;' (A.) who historically 'assemble at the General Conference;' (B.) who historically and predictably will not 'heed the message given to the Laodiceans,' even though 'this subject' 'has been brought' to their 'notice' 'again and again,' because, historically, their 'dissatisfaction' with their 'spiritual condition has not been deep and painful enough to work reform;' (C.) who historically are in a 'condition of blindness,' and thus in reality they are spiritually blind leaders of others who are tragically and spiritually blind unto their mutual and eternal loss; (D.) who historically are described by these Heaven-sent Words from the book of Revelation: 'thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked;' (E.) who being historical, impenitent, openly 'heathen,' 'Laodicean,' and 'lukewarm' or 'enemy' 'aiding' leaders will one day receive the greatest burden of 'punishment' (ST May 27, 1903, or 4ST 291; KC 106:2) unto eternal death or unto the second death by an offended God for their role in allowing open 'heathenism' and the 'guilt of self-deception' to be 'upon our churches;' and (F.) who historically are 'many' with a 'religious life' that is a 'lie,' and/or with a 'religious life' that is open 'heathenism,' and/or with a 'religious life' that is spiritually discernible by their highly visible and open 'idolatry,' and/or with a 'religious life' that is spiritually discernible by their highly visible and open 'falsehood of idolatry, and/or with a 'religious life' that is openly 'Sabbath'-polluting or yet another 'Satanic' and counterfeit sabbath and 'man-made institution' of open 'heathenism' promoting, and/or therefore with a 'religious life' that is the openly 'heathen' 'form of godliness' of Satan's impenitent and openly 'heathen' 'Laodiceans, from within, in the 'perilous times' of these 'LAST days,' just as all of these salvation-related matters and many more such matters are clearly seen by those who are living in the hope of being Judged by God and thus 'found' to really be the Lord's penitent and openly 'Christian' Seventh-day Adventists in John 8:44; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; PK 682:2; 1 Chronicles 16:26; Exodus 20:3; James 2:10; Exodus 20:16; 1BC 1108:1:1, or MS 58, 1900; Exodus 20:16; Proverbs 12:22; Ezekiel 13:22; Revelation 3:9; DA 540:3; 1 Chronicles 16:35; DA 28:1, 29:2, 35:3-36:2, 258:1, 279:2-280:1, 280:3, 310:2, 397:3 398:4, 540:3, 733:1, 737:5-738:1; DA 258:1; 1 Chronicles 16:35; DA 540:3; 16MR 108:1, or Letter 19d, 1892; 7BC 962:2:1, or Letter 66, 1894; 7BC 962:2:2, or MS 61, 1898; 7BC 970:1:2, or Letter 164, 1909; 7BC 970:1:3, or MS 27, 1899; 7BC 970:1:6, or Letter 76, 1900; 7BC 970:1:7, or Letter 121, 1903; AA 248:4-249:1; 1 Chronicles 16:35; Ezekiel 3:17-21; 8:1-18; 9:1-11; 11:12; 13:22; 16:1-3a, 17; 20:15-16, 30-32; 23:28-30; 24:24; 30:1-3; 3SM 419:6 420:1, or Letter 132, 1898; Ezekiel 16:1-3a, 17; 23:28-30; 24:24; 30:1-3; 1 Chronicles 16:35; AA 248:4-249:1; 7BC 970:1:7, or Letter 121, 1903; AA 248:4-249:1; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:3-4; 1SM 357:1-2, 357:3-358:1, or RH July 23, 1898; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 6BC 1106:1:2, or RH August 25, 1885; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 3T 255:1; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; John 8:44; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; Revelation 1:9; 2:9; 3:9, 14-22; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 7BC 970:1:7, or Letter 121, 1903; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 1SM 31:4--5, 31:6-33:1, 48:4-5; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:1, 3-4 (1 Chronicles 16:35; 2 Chronicles 36:14; SpTB02:47:2; 2 Chronicles 36:14; 3T 252:1, 254:2 255:1, 257:2-3, 265:2-266:2, 266:3-267:1, 267:2; 2 Chronicles 36:14; SpTB02:47:2-3; 2 Chronicles 36:14; 3T 266:3-267:1, 267:2; 2 Chronicles 36:14; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST June 2, 1881, or 1ST 231:2:3; 1 Chronicles 16:26; Exodus 20:3; 1 Chronicles 16:26; PK 682:2; 1 Chronicles 16:26; 1T 296:2-297:2; 1 Chronicles 16:26; 1 John 5:21; 1 Chronicles 16:26; Ezekiel 20:15-16; 1 Chronicles 16:26; SD 57, or MS 2, 1893; ST May 19, 1881, or 1ST 227:3:2; SD 57, or MS 2, 1893; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; Ezekiel 11:12; 20:15-16; 1T 296:2-297:2; Ezekiel 11:12; 20:15-16; 1 Chronicles 16:26; SD 57, or MS 2, 1893; ST May 19, 1881, or 1ST 227:3:2; 1T 296:2-297:2; ST May 19, 1881, or 1ST 227:3:2; 5T 83:3-84:1, 213:3-214:2, written in 1882; ST May 19, 1881, or 1ST 227:3:2; 1SM 31:4--5, 31:6-33:1, 48:4 5; ST May 19, 1881, or 1ST 227:3:2; SD 57, or MS 2, 1893; 1 Chronicles 16:26; PK 682:2; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; PP 688:4-689:1; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; PK 682:2; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:3-4; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; Daniel 3:18; 5:4, 23b-27; 12:4, 10; Daniel 5:27; 8T 247:2, 249:2, 249:3-250:1; Revelation 3:9, 14-22; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; TM 16:2; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; ST November 7, 1895, or 3ST 251; ST December 5, 1895, or 3ST 257; 1 Chronicles 16:35; 2 Timothy 3:1-5, 6-13; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:3-4; 2 Timothy 3:1-5, 6-13; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:3-4; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; PK 682:2; 1 Chronicles 16:26; Exodus 20:3; 2SAT 181:7, or MS 126, December 10, 1901; Exodus 20:3; PP 305:4-5; Exodus 20:3; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:1, 4; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; 1SAT 17:4, or MS 5, 1885; Matthew 15:9; Mark 7:7-8a; 5T 707:2; Mark 7:7-8a; Matthew 15:9; 1T 296:2-297:2; Matthew 15:9; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; PP 305:4-5, 305:6-306:1, 336:2; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; PP 306:2; Ezekiel 16:1 3a, 17; 23:28-30; 24:24; PP 306:2; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; 1BC 1108:1:1, or MS 58, 1900; Exodus 20:16; James 2:10; John 8:44; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; Revelation 1:9; 2:9; 3:9, 14 22; 12:17; 19:10; 21:7-8, 9-10, 27; 22:14-15; Revelation 3:9; Proverbs 12:22; Ezekiel 13:22; Revelation 3:9; DA 540:3; 16MR 108:1, or Letter 19d, 1892; 7BC 962:2:1, or Letter 66, 1894; DA 540:3; Exodus 20:16; PP 309:2-3; Exodus 20:16; 1BC 1108:1:1, or MS 58, 1900; Exodus 20:16; 1BC 1108:1:1, or MS 58, 1900; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; 1BC 1108:1:1, or MS 58, 1900; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; and James 2:10-19, 20-26)]." --- 7BC 962:2:1, "Revelation," "Bankrupt!;" or Letter 66, 1894. Bracketed pastoral notes supplied.

    "22 Because with lies [i.e., and/or (1.) because with the spiritually discernible and/or open 'falsehood of idolatry' (1BC 1108:1:1; or MS 58, 1900); and/or (2.) because with 'heathenism' (DA 540:3); and/or (3.) because with deceptive and openly 'heathen' Babylonianism, from without (1911 GC 281:1-2; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; Matthew 15:9; and PP 305:4-5, 305:6-306:1, 336:2); and (4.) because with the even more deceptive, 'worse,' and openly 'heathen' Laodiceanism, from within (7BC 963:2:4-5, or Letter 44, 1903; and ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4)] ye have made the heart of the righteous sad, whom I have not made sad; and strengthened the hands of the wicked, that he should not return from his wicked way, by promising him life." --- Ezekiel 13:22. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    ". . . . the falsehood [i.e., (1.) the 'lie' (DA 540:3); (2.) the 'heathenism' (DA 540:3); (3.) the deceptive and openly heathen Babylonianism, from without; and (4.) the even more deceptive and openly heathen Laodiceanism, from within] of idolatry." --- 1BC 1108:1:1, "Exodus," "Service of Altar Restored;" or MS 58, 1900. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "22 Lying lips are abomination to the Lord: but they that deal TRULY are His delight." --- Proverbs 12:22.

    ". . . . the falsehood [i.e., (1.) the 'lying lips' or 'abomination to the Lord' (Proverbs 12:22); (2.) the 'lie' (DA 540:3); (3.) the 'heathenism' (DA 540:3); (4.) the deceptive and openly heathen Babylonianism, from without; and (5.) the even more deceptive and openly heathen Laodiceanism, from within] of idolatry." --- 1BC 1108:1:1, "Exodus," "Service of Altar Restored;" or MS 58, 1900. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

        "On the lips . . . most precious TRUTH was TURNED into a lie [i.e., and/or into the falsehood of idolatry]. The policy . . . was based on a principle borrowed from heathenism." --- DA 540:3, "Priestly Plottings," written in 1898. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "Many are Laodiceans, living in a spiritual self-deception . . . their whole life being a lie." --- 7BC 962:2:1, "Revelation," "Bankrupt!;" or Letter 66, 1894.

    "I wish to plead with our brethren who shall assemble at the General Conference to heed the message given to the Laodiceans. What a condition of blindness is theirs! This subject has been brought to your notice again and again, but your dissatisfaction with your spiritual condition has not been deep and painful enough to work reform. 'Thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked.' [Revelation 3:17.] The guilt of self-deception is upon our churches. The religious life of many is a lie." --- 16MR 108:1, "The Need for Love in the Church, and An Appeal to Heed the Message to the Laodiceans;" or Letter 19d, 1892.

    "On the lips . . . most precious TRUTH was TURNED into a lie [i.e., and/or into the falsehood of idolatry]. The policy . . . was based on a principle borrowed from heathenism." --- DA 540:3, "Priestly Plottings," written in 1898. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    ". . . . heathen . . . worse than dead . . . lukewarm Laodiceans." --- ST August 2, 1899, "The Two Great Principles of the Law;" or 4ST 50:1:4.

    ". . . . the idolatry of the heathen . . . ." --- AA 239:2, "Berea and Athens," written in 1911.  

    ". . . . the falsehood [i.e., (1.) the 'lying lips' or 'abomination to the Lord' (Proverbs 12:22); (2.) the 'lie' (DA 540:3); (3.) the 'heathenism' (DA 540:3); (4.) the deceptive and openly heathen Babylonianism, from without; and (5.) the even more deceptive and openly heathen Laodiceanism, from within] of idolatry." --- 1BC 1108:1:1, "Exodus," "Service of Altar Restored;" or MS 58, 1900. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "(Written September 8, 1899, from Strathfield, N.S.W., Australia, to G. A. Irwin.) [i.e., thus, remembering the contents and the date of August 2, 1899 belonging to the third Heaven sent quotation above in comparison with the date of September 8, 1899 of this present Heaven-sent quotation, the ardent student of inspired church history and thus for the most part greatly neglected church history, or the Lord's penitent and openly 'Christian' Seventh day Adventists should realize that on September 8, 1899, G. A. Irwin was the openly idolatrous and/or openly 'heathen' and 'Laodicean' 'General Conference' President of the historical, openly idolatrous, and/or openly 'heathen' 'church of the Laodiceans,' from within; because, in reality, he typically did nothing to correct the open 'idolatry' and/or the open 'heathenism,' which was continuing to come in and to increase under his watch in 1899; and, exactly like Satan's openly 'heathen' and 'Laodicean' 'General Conference' Presidents since then, he also ignored, intentionally suppressed (PP 309:2-3), and/or predictably sought to 'make of none effect' (1SM 31:4-32:3, 32:4-33:1, 48:4-5; 4T 87:2, written in 1876) this present 1899 Heaven-sent counsel, which you are now reading, and which is continued below, regarding the 'danger' of the open 'heathenism,' and/or of the open 'idolatry,' and/or of the open 'falsehood of idolatry,' and/or of openly and idolatrously 'lying lips,' and/or of many more of the on-going and open 'sins' directly-related to the open 'idolatry' of Satan's historical 'great mass' and ever-growing-body of eternal-life-threatening, openly sinning, impenitent, and openly 'heathen' 'Laodiceans,' from within, as clearly seen in 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; John 8:44; Exodus 20:16; PP 309:2-3; John 8:44; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 16MR 108:1, or Letter 19d, 1892; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 7BC 962:2:1, or Letter 66, 1894; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; Revelation 3:9; Exodus 20:13; PP 309:2-3; Proverbs 12:22; 1BC 1108:1:1, or MS 58, 1900; Ezekiel 13:22; Revelation 3:9; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; TM 16:2; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 7BC 974:2:3, or RH April 14, 1896, or 3RH 350:1:2; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; Revelation 1:9; 2:9; 3:9, 14-22; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 7BC 970:1:7, or Letter 121, 1903; AA 248:4-249:1; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:1, 3-4 (1SM 357:1-2, 357:3-358:1, or RH July 23, 1889; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 6BC 1106:1:2, or RH August 25, 1885; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 3T 255:1; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4; 1 Chronicles 16:35; 2 Chronicles 36:14; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST June 2, 1881, or 1ST 231:2:3; 1 Chronicles 16:26; Exodus 20:3; 1 Chronicles 16:26; PK 682:2; 1 Chronicles 16:26; 1T 296:2-297:2; 1 Chronicles 16:26; 1 John 5:21; 1 Chronicles 16:26; Ezekiel 11:12; 20:15-16; 1 Chronicles 16:26; SD 57, or MS 2, 1893; ST May 19, 1881, or 1ST 227:3:2; SD 57, or MS 2, 1893; 1 Chronicles 16:26; PK 682:2; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; PP 688:4-689:1; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; PK 682:2; 1 Chronicles 16:26; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; 1T 296:2-297:2; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; 1BC 1108:1:1, or MS 58, 1900; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; Acts 17:16, 29, 30-31; 2SAT 184:6, or 4BC 1145:1:7, or MS 126, December 10, 1901; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; AA 238:4-239:2; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:1, 4; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; AA 233:5-235:1, 237:2; Deuteronomy 4:12-16, 17-18; 6:14; 27:15; AA 237:2; Habakkuk 1:5; 2:18-19; 1911 GC 555:2; 680:1-2; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; PP 306:2; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; AA 238:4-239:2; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:1, 4; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; 1SAT 17:4, or MS 5, 1885; Matthew 15:9; Mark 7:7-8a; 5T 707:2; Mark 7:7-8a; Matthew 15:9; 1T 296:2-297:2; Matthew 15:9; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; PP 305:4-5, 305:6-306:1, 336:2; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; and James 2:10-19, 20-26)]. 
    A warning has been given me in regard to our people. I have been instructed that they are certainly in danger.
   
God declares, 'Thou shalt have no other gods [i.e., and/or no 'idols,' and/or no 'images' 'made to represent Jehovah' (1 Chronicles 16:26; and ST June 2, 1881, or 1ST 231:2:3)] before Me. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image [i.e., and/or any so-called TRUE images or 'statues' of God (AA 233:5-235:1, 237:2)]; or any likeness [i.e., and/or any so-called TRUE images or 'pictures' of God (15MR 114:4; or CW 171:3; or Letter 145, September 8, 1899)] of any thing that is in the heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate Me; and showing mercy unto thousands of them that love Me, and keep My commandments' [Ex. 20:3-6].
    Should we not make investigation in regard to the matter of illustrating our books so largely? Would not the mind have clearer, more perfect ideas of angels, of Christ, of all spiritual things, if no pictures were made to represent Heavenly things? Many of the pictures made are grossly false as far as TRUTH is concerned. Do not pictures so far removed from the TRUTH give voice of falsehoods? We want to be TRUE in all our representations of Jesus Christ." --- 15MR 114:1-4; or Letter 145, September 8, 1899 [i.e., partially recorded in CW 171:3]. Bracketed pastoral notes supplied.

    "We want to be TRUE in all our representations of Jesus Christ." --- 15MR 114:4; or Letter 145, September 8, 1899; or CW 171:3.

    "22 Lying lips are abomination to the Lord: but they that deal TRULY are His delight." --- Proverbs 12:22.

    ". . . . the falsehood [i.e., (1.) the 'lying lips' or 'abomination to the Lord' (Proverbs 12:22); (2.) the 'lie' (DA 540:3); (3.) the 'heathenism' (DA 540:3); (4.) the deceptive and openly heathen Babylonianism, from without; and (5.) the even more deceptive and openly heathen Laodiceanism, from within] of idolatry." --- 1BC 1108:1:1, "Exodus," "Service of Altar Restored;" or MS 58, 1900. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "22 Lying lips are abomination to the Lord: but they that deal TRULY are His delight." --- Proverbs 12:22.

    "The artist may do his best to represent the things his eyes have never seen, but his representations are so far beneath the reality that I am pained as I behold them. Neither God nor Heaven nor Christ, who is the image of the Father, can be TRULY represented by the art of man. If the Lord had thought it advisable to represent Christ in this way [i.e., and/or in this heathen way], His person would have been described in the writings of the apostle. In the Words of the disciple John, Christ is presented before us: (John 1:1-14 quoted.). . . .
    . . . . We need not any external representations of the person of Christ." --- 15MR 105:6 106:1, 107:1; or PM 219:5-220:2, 220:3; or MS 131, September 12, 1899. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

"22 Lying lips are abomination to the Lord: but they that deal TRULY are His delight." --- Proverbs 12:22.

". . . . the falsehood [i.e., (1.) the 'lying lips' or 'abomination to the Lord' (Proverbs 12:22); (2.) the 'lie' (DA 540:3); (3.) the 'heathenism' (DA 540:3); (4.) the deceptive and openly heathen Babylonianism, from without; and (5.) the even more deceptive and openly heathen Laodiceanism, from within] of idolatry." --- 1BC 1108:1:1, "Exodus," "Service of Altar Restored;" or MS 58, 1900. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "16 Now while Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was stirred in him, when he saw the city wholly given to idolatry. . . 29 Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man's device. 30 And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent: 31 Because He hath appointed a DAY, in the which He will Judge the world in righteousness by that Man whom He hath ordained; whereof He hath given assurance unto all men, in that He hath raised Him from the dead." --- Acts 17:16, 29 31.

    "To make an image of God dishonors Him [i.e., thus, understandably, - - at least for (1.) the Lord's historical, eternal-life-promoting, God-honoring, loyal to God, disloyal to heathen gods and/or idols, openly Sabbath-keeping, 'the wicked' opposing and thus understanding (Daniel 3:18; 5:4, 23b-27; 12:4, 10), genuinely penitent, and openly Christian Seventh-day Adventists, but predictably not understandable to (2.) Satan's historical; eternal-life threatening; God-dishonoring; disloyal to God; loyal to heathen gods and/or idols; 'wicked' and thus not understanding (Daniel 3:18; 5:4, 23b-27; 12:4, 10); deceptive; openly sinning; deceptively impenitent; open idolatry deceptively promoting and wickedly supporting; and also open Sunday-keeping deceptively promoting and wickedly supporting, or a Satanic and counterfeit sabbath and man-made institution of open heathenism deceptively promoting and wickedly supporting; and therefore openly heathen Babylonians, from without, in a professing Christian guise; and predictably also not understandable to (3.) Satan's historical; eternal-life-threatening; God-dishonoring; disloyal to God; loyal to heathen gods and/or idols; 'wicked' and thus not understanding (Daniel 3:18; 5:4, 23b-27; 12:4, 10); even more deceptive; even more openly sinning; even more deceptively impenitent; open idolatry even more deceptively promoting and wickedly supporting; and thus also open Sabbath polluting even more deceptively promoting and wickedly supporting, or yet another Satanic and counterfeit sabbath and man-made institution of open heathenism even more deceptively promoting and wickedly supporting; and therefore openly 'heathen' 'Laodiceans,' from within, both in a professing Christian guise and in a professing Seventh-day Adventist guise - - to make a 'PROHIBITED,' dead, changeable, and non-eternal statue or graven image, picture or so-called likeness, so-called 'similitude,' 'material representation,' and/or 'image' to supposedly represent the living, unchangeable, and eternal God: (A.) is obviously part of the open 'falsehood of idolatry;' and/or (B.) is also obviously part of the idolatrous 'lie' of spiritually discernible, and/or of open 'falsehood of idolatry' promoting, and/or of openly 'heathen' 'Laodiceans,' from within, with 'their whole life being a lie' and/or being open 'heathenism' (ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4; DA 540:3; 7BC 962:2:1, or Letter 66, 1892; 1BC 1108:1:1, or MS 58, 1900; PP 306:1; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; Malachi 3:6; PP 316); and, thus, (C.) using any type of dead, changeable, non-eternal, visible, and 'material objects' (PP 306:1) to supposedly be a TRUE representation of any One of the living, unchangeable, eternal, and invisible Godhead obviously 'dishonors Him']." --- 2SAT 184:6, "The Giving of the Law;" or 4BC 1145:1:7; or MS 126, December 10, 1901. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "16 Now while Paul waited for them at Athens [i.e., ancient 'Athens' is the example of literally classic, highly visible, and open 'idolatry;' and/or 'Athens' is the example of the open 'falsehood of idolatry;' and/or 'Athens' is the example of open 'heathendom;' because, historically, 'Athens' was the 'metropolis of heathendom;' and, therefore (1.) the Lord's historical, penitent, and openly 'Christian' Seventh-day Adventists have a Heaven-sent definition of exactly what (2.) Satan's historical, impenitent, and openly 'heathen' 'Laodiceans' openly idolatrous, highly visible, and 'graven images' are, and of exactly what constitutes part of their on-going, openly 'heathen, and also disguised but really open 'Satan' 'worship' and/or disguised but really open and 'POPULAR worship of heathen deities,' just as all of these salvation-related matters and many more such matters are clearly seen in 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4 (1 Chronicles 16:35; AA 233:5-235:1, 237:2; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; AA 238:4-239:2; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; 1T 296:2-297:2; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; 1BC 1108:1:1, or MS 58, 1900; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; Acts 17:16, 29-31; 2SAT 184:6, or 4BC 1145:1:7, or MS 126, December 10, 1901; Acts 17:16, 29-31; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; AA 238:4-239:2; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4; 1 Chronicles 16:35; AA 233:5-235:1, 237:2; Deuteronomy 4:12-16, 17-18; 6:14; 27:15; AA 237:2; Habakkuk 1:5; 2:18-19; 1911 GC 555:2, 680:1-2; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; and James 2:10-19, 20-26)], his spirit was stirred in him, when he saw the city wholly given to idolatry. . . 29 Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God [i.e., and, thus not the impenitent and openly 'heathen' offspring of Satan, that is; and/or, thus, not the impenitent, openly 'heathen,' and 'Laodicean' 'children of disobedience,' that is; and/or, thus, not the impenitent, openly 'heathen,' and 'Laodicean' 'children of sin,' that is; and/or, therefore, not the impenitent, openly 'heathen,' and 'Laodicean' rank of the 'lying' 'synagogue of Satan,' from within, that is; but, if indeed, forasmuch then as we are or if indeed we are the penitent, openly 'Christian,' and Seventh-day Adventist 'offspring of God,' that is, - - as these salvation related matters and many more such matters are clearly seen in 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; 1BC 1108:1:1, or MS 58, 1900; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; 1BC 1108:1:1, or MS 58, 1900; Exodus 20:16; 1BC 1108:1:1, or MS 58, 1900; Exodus 20:16; James 2:10; John 8:44; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; TM 16:2; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; Revelation 3:9; Exodus 20:16; 1BC 1108:1:1, or MS 58, 1900; Exodus 20:16; Proverbs 12:22; Ezekiel 13:22; Revelation 3:9; 16MR 108:1, or Letter 19d, 1892; 7BC 962:2:1, or Letter 66, 1894; Revelation 3:9; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 7BC 974:2:3, or RH April 14, 1896, or 3RH 350:1:2; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; Revelation 1:9; 2:9; 3:9, 14-22; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4 (1 Chronicles 16:35; ST June 2, 1881, or 1ST 231:2:3; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; Ezekiel 11:12; 20:15-16; 1 Chronicles 16:26; SD 57, or MS 2, 1893; ST May 19, 1881, or 1ST 227:3:2; SD 57, or MS 2, 1893; 1 Chronicles 16:26; Exodus 20:3; 2SAT 181:7, or MS 126, December 10, 1901; Exodus 20:3; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:1, 4; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; 1SAT 17:4, or MS 5, 1885; Matthew 15:9; Mark 7:7-8a; 5T 707:2; Mark 7:7-8a; Matthew 15:9; 1T 296:2 297:2; Matthew 15:9; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; PP 305:4-5, 305:6-306:1, 336:2; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; Acts 17:16, 29-31; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; and James 2:10-19, 20-26)], we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man's device [i.e., thus, 'idolatry' and/or heathenism begins in the mind, because if we even 'think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone,' or 'like' some other type of dead and 'material objects,' 'graven by art and man's device,' we are already heathen, or we are already idolaters, or we are already in 'idolatry' in our minds; and, thus, if we profess to be 'Christian' Seventh-day Adventists, we are in fact not 'Christian' Seventh-day Adventists; but, 'in reality,' we are already idolatrous and/or already 'heathen' 'Laodiceans' in a professing Christian guise and in a professing Seventh-day Adventist guise, as clearly seen in Acts 17:16, 29-31 (1 Corinthians 10:14-15; 1T 296:2-297:2; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; 1BC 1108:1:1, or MS 58, 1900; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; Acts 17:16, 29-31; 2SAT 184:6, or 4BC 1145:1:7, or MS 126, December 10, 1901; Acts 17:16, 29-31; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; Malachi 3:6; Deuteronomy 4:12-16, 17-18; 6:14; Malachi 3:6; PP 306:1; 1 Corinthians 10:14 15; AA 238:4-239:2; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4; 1 Chronicles 16:35; AA 233:5-235:1, 237:2; Deuteronomy 4:12-16, 17-18; 6:14; 27:15; AA 237:2; Habakkuk 1:5; 2:18-19; 1911 GC 555:2, 680:1-2; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; and James 2:10-19, 20-26)]. 30 And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent [i.e., and/or but now commandeth all men every where to 'repent;' because, obviously, God's first and second commandments against 'idolatry' and/or against heathenism have been transgressed (Acts 17:16, 29-31)]: 31 Because He hath appointed a DAY [i.e., 'THE DAY OF GOD' (7BC 970:1:7; or Letter 121, 1903); and/or 'THE DAY OF THE LORD' (Ezekiel 30:1-3; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:3-4; Obadiah 1:3-4, 15-16)], in the which He will Judge the world in righteousness by that Man whom He hath ordained; whereof He hath given assurance unto all men, in that He hath raised Him from the dead." - - Acts 17:16, 29-31. Bracketed pastoral notes supplied.

    "To make an image of God dishonors Him [i.e., and/or to make a dead image to supposedly represent the living God obviously dishonors Him]." --- 2SAT 184:6, "The Giving of the Law;" or 4BC 1145:1:7; or MS 126, December 10, 1901. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "They had dishonored God by their idolatry . . . ." --- ST June 23, 1881, "Gideon Called;" or 1ST 236:2:5.

    ". . . . the falsehood of idolatry." --- 1BC 1108:1:1, "Exodus," "Service of Altar Restored;" or MS 58, 1900.

    ". . . . the idolatry of the heathen . . . ." --- AA 239:2, "Berea and Athens," written in 1911.

    ". . . . heathen . . . worse than dead . . . lukewarm Laodiceans." --- ST August 2, 1899, "The Two Great Principles of the Law;" or 4ST 50:1:4.

    "The . . . heathen . . . dishonor Him . . . ." --- 5T 196:2, "Shall We Consult Spiritualist [i.e., and/or Heathen] Physicians?," written in 1882; and, thus, part of the great "light of 1882" by which "the church" will be "found wanting," as clearly explained by God in Daniel 5:27 [5T 83:3-84:1, written in 1882]; Daniel 5:27 [8T 247:2, 249:2-250:1; Revelation 3:9, 14-22]; and Daniel 5:27 [i.e., and, thus, with Daniel 5:27, please see "subverted" and/or "perverted" in 7BC 961:2:3-4, or MS 33, 1894; and, according to the Greek, in Titus 3:10-11].

    "To make an image of God dishonors Him." --- 2SAT 184:6, "The Giving of the Law;" or 4BC 1145:1:7; or MS 126, December 10, 1901.

    "Satan's object [i.e., and/or Baal's 'object'] is to dishonor God . . . ." --- 5T 295:3, "Deceitfulness of Sin," written in 1885. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "To make an image of God dishonors Him." --- 2SAT 184:6, "The Giving of the Law;" or 4BC 1145:1:7; or MS 126, December 10, 1901.

    "Satan's object [i.e., and/or Baal's 'object'] is to dishonor God . . . ." --- 5T 295:3, "Deceitfulness of Sin," written in 1885. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    ". . . . aiding the enemy [i.e., and/or aiding Satan; and/or aiding Baal] . . . The term 'lukewarm' is applicable to this class." --- 4T 87:2, "The Testing Process," written in 1876. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "Satan's object [i.e., and/or Baal's 'object'] is to dishonor God . . . ." --- 5T 295:3, "Deceitfulness of Sin," written in 1885. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "The prayer of faith is the great strength of the Christian and will assuredly prevail against Satan. This is why he insinuates that we have no need of prayer. The name of Jesus, our Advocate, he detests; and, when we earnestly come to Him for help, Satan's host is alarmed. It serves his PURPOSE well, if we neglect the exercise of prayer, for then his lying wonders are more readily received [i.e., and/or for then his falsehoods of idolatry are more readily received]. . . His arts and devices [i.e., please remember that dishonoring 'God' by leading men to 'make' a 'PROHIBITED' and dead 'image' to supposedly represent the living 'God' (1 Samuel 2:30; 2SAT 184:6, or 4BC 1145:1:7, or MS 126, December 10, 1901; 1 Samuel 2:30; Malachi 3:6; PP 316:1) is just one of Satan's 'arts and devices' (1T 296:2)] are received as from Heaven, and faith in the detector, the Bible, is destroyed in the minds of thousands. Satan here receives the worship which suits his Satanic majesty. Thousands are conversing with, and receiving instructions from, this demon-god and acting according to his teachings." --- 1T 296:2-297:1, "Philosophy and Vain Deceit," written in 1862. Bracketed pastoral notes supplied.

    "Satan's object [i.e., and/or Baal's 'object'] is to dishonor God . . . ." --- 5T 295:3, "Deceitfulness of Sin," written in 1885. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    Thus, as clearly seen in the second Heaven-sent quotation cited just above, whenever any of Satan's "arts and devices" are "received as from Heaven," then, "Satan" "worship" is also taking place, whether a people know it or not. 1T 296:2. Thus, whenever any of Satan's "arts and devices" are "received as from Heaven," then, "Satan here receives the worship which suits his Satanic majesty," whether a people know it or not, whether a people will admit it or not, and/or whether a people will teach it or not. 1T 296:2. Therefore, (1.) since our unchangeable "Lord" "God" has with His supreme authority "PROHIBITED" "God" dishonoring and open "idolatry," or open "heathenism," or Satan's deceptive and yet openly "heathen" Babylonianism, and Satan's even more deceptive and yet openly "heathen" Laodiceanism; (2.) since our unchangeable "Lord" "God" has with His supreme authority thus "PROHIBITED" any "dead," so-called TRUE picture, so-called TRUE statue, so-called TRUE likeness, so-called TRUE "similitude," so-called TRUE "material representation," and/or so-called TRUE "image" that is "made" from some type of "dead" and "material objects," and that is "made" to allegedly "represent" any "One" of the "living" "Godhead;" (3.) since this open "idolatry" or open "heathenism" is typical of Satan's historical; eternal-life threatening; openly sinning against "God;" deceptively impenitent; open "covetousness" deceptively promoting; and thus the open "falsehood of idolatry" deceptively promoting; and thus literally classic, highly visible, and open "idolatry" deceptively promoting; and also open Sunday-keeping deceptively promoting, or a "Satanic" and counterfeit sabbath and "man made institution" of open "heathenism" deceptively promoting; and therefore openly "heathen" Babylonians, from without, in a "professing" "Christian" guise; (4.) since this open "idolatry" or open "heathenism" is also typical of Satan's historical; even more eternal-life threatening; even more openly sinning against "God;" even more deceptively impenitent; open "covetousness" even more deceptively promoting; and thus the open "falsehood of idolatry" even more deceptively promoting; and thus literally classic, highly visible, and open "idolatry" even more deceptively promoting; and thus also open "Sabbath"-polluting even more deceptively promoting, or yet another "Satanic" and counterfeit sabbath and "man made institution" of open "heathenism" even more deceptively promoting; and therefore openly "heathen" Laodiceans, from within, both in a "professing" "Christian" guise, and in a "professing" Seventh-day Adventist guise; (5.) since impenitent and openly "heathen" Laodiceans," from within, are by Heaven-sent definition also historically "lukewarm," from within; and/or are historically "aiding the enemy," from within; and/or are historically "aiding" "Satan," from within, whose "object" and/or "PURPOSE" is to "dishonor God," both from within and from without; and/or are historically "aiding" the secretly disguised, idolatrous, and/or "heathen" "god of this world," from within; (6.) since impenitent and openly "heathen" Laodiceans," from within, are by Heaven-sent definition also historically those who "dishonor God far more than the avowed unbeliever," and who will still be doing this "Satanic" dishonoring of "God" even "IN THE DAY OF GOD," when they will "meet with BITTER disappointment;" (7.) since Satan's "object" and/or Baal's "object" is to "dishonor God" [i.e., please remember 5T 295:3; and 1T 296:2-297:1, which were both cited immediately above]; (8.) since "to make an image of God dishonors Him" [2SAT 184:6; or 4BC 1145:1:7; or MS 126, December 10, 1901]; (9.) since our unchangeable "Lord" "God" "had" and thus still has "given no manner of similitude of Himself;" (10.) since our unchangeable "Lord" "God" "had" and thus still has "PROHIBITED any material representation for such a PURPOSE;" and (11.) since our unchangeable "Lord" "God" "had" and thus still has clearly stated that to openly disobey Him in these matters is clearly discernible and open "idolatry" and/or open "heathenism," which always dishonors the "Lord" "God;" - - therefore, - - "to make an image of God" [2SAT 184:6; or 4BC 1145:1:7; or MS 126, December 10, 1901] is in reality in and of itself also disguised but really heathenishly open "Satan" "worship," as defined in the Heaven-sent quotation, 1T 296:2-297:1, which was already cited just two quotations above; because, most certainly, since it "dishonors" "God" [2SAT 184:6; or 4BC 1145:1:7; or MS 126, December 10, 1901], "to make an image of God" [2SAT 184:6; or 4BC 1145:1:7; or MS 126, December 10, 1901] is therefore one of Baal's "arts and devices" [1T 296:2] and/or is therefore one of Satan's "arts and devices" [1T 296:2]; and, again, when any of Satan's "arts and devices" [1T 296:2] are "received as from Heaven" [1T 296:2], - - right then, - - disguised but really heathenishly open "Satan" "worship" [1T 296:2] is already taking place, and nobody needs to be literally praying to anything, as openly "Satan" worshiping and/or as openly "heathen" "Laodiceans" sometimes predictably assert in their Satanic confusion over the subject of "worship" [John 4:23-24 (DA 28:1, 29:2, 35:3-36:2, 189:3, 258:1, 279:2-280:1, 280:3; Revelation 3:9, 14-22; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 7BC 970:1:7, or Letter 121, 1903; AA 248:4-249:1; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:3-4; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; PK 682:2; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 1T 296:2-297:2)], and nevertheless this disguised but really heathenishly open "Satan" "worship" [1T 296:2] is still taking place; and nobody needs to be literally bowing down to anything, as openly "Satan" worshiping and/or as openly "heathen" "Laodiceans" also sometimes predictably assert in their "Satanic" confusion over the subject of "worship," and nevertheless this disguised but really heathenishly open "Satan" "worship" [1T 296:2] is still taking place; and nobody needs to be literally in a church building, as openly "Satan" worshiping and/or as openly "heathen" "Laodiceans" also sometimes predictably assert again in their "Satanic" confusion over the subject of "worship," and nevertheless this disguised but really heathenishly open "Satan" "worship" [1T 296:2] is still taking place - - therefore, why is it that today's leadership of "the church;" who professes to TRULY teach "love, and thus to TRULY "love" souls, especially its own members; and who professes to be the "remnant" virtually never teaches its own membership as to what constitutes open and "TRUE worship" [John 4:23-24 (DA 189:3)] in contrast with open and "Satan" "worship" [1T 296:2]; - - and/or, in other words, - - therefore, why is it that today's leadership of Satan's historical, eternal-life-threatening, openly sinning in many ways and thus in all ways [James 2:10], deceptively impenitent, "Satan" worshiping or disguised but really heathenishly open "Satan" "worship" deceptively promoting, "Satan" "aiding" or "aiding the enemy" or "lukewarm," "Laodicean," "Pharisaic," and openly "heathen" "church of the Laodiceans" virtually never teaches what constitutes "heathen" and open "Satan" "worship" [1T 296:2] - - why, indeed? - - Therefore, in decided "DISTINCTION" from such deceptively impenitent and openly "heathen" "Laodiceans," the Lord's historical, eternal-life-promoting, genuinely penitent, and openly "Christian" Seventh-day Adventists of the openly "Christian" and Seventh-day Adventist church will please remember or please see John 4:23-24 [DA 189:3]; John 14:15; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; 1T 296:2-297:2; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; Exodus 20:1, 2-3, 4, 5, 6, 13, 16, 23 [Colossians 3:4, 5-6; TM 16:2; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; PK 682:2; 7BC 959:2:1, or RH August 20, 1903; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 7BC 970:1:7, or Letter 121, 1903; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; TM 16:2; Colossians 3:4, 5 6; TM 16:2; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; PK 682:2; 1 Chronicles 16:26; Exodus 20:1, 2-3; 1 Chronicles 16:26; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; Colossians 3:4, 5-6; 5T 337:3; 5T 83:3-84:1, 160:3, 171:2-3, 217:1-2, written in 1882; 5T 337:3; Colossians 3:5; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; 1 Chronicles 16:26; 2SAT 182:3, or MS 126, December 10, 1901; 5T 83:3-84:1, 160:3, 171:2-3, 217:1-2, written in 1882; 2SAT 182:3, or MS 126, December 10, 1901; 5T 83:3-84:1, 160:3, 171:2-3, 217:1-2, written in 1882; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; 1 Chronicles 16:26; Exodus 20:1, 2-3, 4, 5, 6, 13, 23; ST May 6, 1880, or 1ST 154:2:12, 15; Exodus 12:12; 20:1, 2-3; 5T 217:2, written in 1882; Exodus 12:12; 20:1, 2-3; Ezekiel 20:7-8, 15-16; 1 Chronicles 16:26; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; Malachi 3:6; Deuteronomy 4:12-16, 17-18; 6:14; Malachi 3:6; John 5:45-47; Malachi 3:6; Exodus 20:17; PP 309:4-5, 316:1; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; Colossians 3:5; 5T 337:3; 5T 83:3-84:1, 160:3, 171:2-3, 217:1-2, written in 1882; 5T 337:3; Colossians 3:5; Exodus 20:17; Malachi 3:6; PP 309:4-5, 316:1; 5T 217:2, written in 1882; 2SAT 182:3, or MS 126, December 10, 1901; 1 Chronicles 16:26; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; ST May 6, 1880, or 1ST 154:2:12, 15; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; 1BC 1108:1:1, or MS 58, 1900; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; 1T 296:2-297:2; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; Acts 17:16, 29-31; 2SAT 184:6, or 4BC 1145:1:7, or MS 126, December 10, 1901; Acts 17:16, 29-31; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; AA 238:4-239:2; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4 (1 Chronicles 16:35; 2 Chronicles 36:14; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST June 2, 1881, or 1ST 231:2:3; 1 Chronicles 16:26; Exodus 20:3; 1 Chronicles 16:26; PK 682:2; 1 Chronicles 16:26; 1T 296:2-297:2; 1 Chronicles 16:26; 1 John 5:21; 1 Chronicles 16:26; Ezekiel 20:15-16; 1 Chronicles 16:26; SD 57, or MS 2, 1893; ST May 19, 1881, or 1ST 227:3:2; SD 57, or MS 2, 1893; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; Ezekiel 11:12; 20:7-8, 15-16; 1T 296:2-297:2; Ezekiel 11:12; 20:7-8, 15-16; 1 Chronicles 16:26; SD 57, or MS 2, 1893; ST May 19, 1881, or 1ST 227:3:2; 5T 83:3-84:1, 160:3, 171:2-3, 213:3-214:2, written in 1882; ST May 19, 1881, or 1ST 227:3:2; 1T 296:2-297:2; ST May 19, 1881, or 1ST 227:3:2; 1SM 31:4-5, 31:6-32:3, 32:4-33:1, 48:4-5; ST May 19, 1881, or 1ST 227:3:2; SD 57, or MS 2, 1893; 1 Chronicles 16:26; PK 682:2; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; PP 688:4-689:1; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; John 8:44; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 7BC 970:1:7, or Letter 121, 1903; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 1SM 31:4-5, 31:6-32:3, 32:4-33:1, 48:4-5; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 7BC 970:1:7, or Letter 121, 1903; 1 John 1:6; Revelation 3:9; Proverbs 12:22; Exodus 20:16; PP 309:2-3; Exodus 20:16; 1BC 1108:1:1, or MS 58, 1900; Exodus 20:16; Ezekiel 13:22; DA 540:3; 1 Chronicles 16:26; DA 258:1; 1 Chronicles 16:26; DA 28:1, 29:2, 35:3-36:2, 258:1, 279:2-280:1, 280:3; Revelation 3:9, 14-22; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; TM 16:2; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; Revelation 3:9; 16MR 108:1, or Letter 19d, 1892; Revelation 3:9; 7BC 962:2:1, or Letter 66, 1894; 7BC 970:1:2, or Letter 164, 1909; 7BC 970:1:3, or MS 27, 1899; 7BC 970:1:6, or Letter 76, 1900; 7BC 970:1:7, or Letter 121, 1903; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; PP 688:4 689:1; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; PK 682:2; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; AA 233:5-235:1, 237:2; Deuteronomy 4:12-16, 17-18; 6:14; 27:15; AA 237:2; Habakkuk 1:5; 2:18-19; 1911 GC 555:2, 680:1-2; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4; 1SM 357:1-2, 357:3-358:1, 406:1; 6T 146:1; 7BC 959:2:1, or RH August 20, 1903; 6T 146:1; Ecclesiastes 3:15; RH April 20, 1897, or 3RH 458:1:3; DA 258:1; KC 153:4; 7BC 959:2:1, or RH August 20, 1903; KC 153:4; DA 258:1; 1 Chronicles 16:35; DA 258:1; 1 Chronicles 16:35; DA 28:1, 29:2, 35:3-36:2, 258:1, 279:2-280:1, 280:3; Revelation 3:9, 14-22; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4; 1SM 357:1-2, 357:3-358:1, or RH July 23, 1889; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 6BC 1106:1:2, or RH August 25, 1885; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 3T 255:1; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; 1SAT 17:4, or MS 5, 1885; Matthew 15:9; Mark 7:7-8a; 5T 707:2; Mark 7:7-8a; Matthew 15:9; 1T 296:2-297:2; Matthew 15:9; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; PP 305:4-5, 305:6-306:1, 336:2; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; 1 Chronicles 16:26; Exodus 20:3; 1 Chronicles 16:26; PK 682:2; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; John 8:44; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; Revelation 1:9; 2:9; 3:9, 14-22; 12:17; 19:10; 21:7-8, 9-10, 27; 22:14-15; Revelation 3:9; Proverbs 12:22; Exodus 20:16; PP 309:2-3; Exodus 20:16; 1BC 1108:1:1, or MS 58, 1900; Exodus 20:16; Ezekiel 13:22; Revelation 3:9; Exodus 20:16; 1BC 1108:1:1, or MS 58, 1900; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; and James 2:10-19, 20-26)].

    "Satan's object [i.e., and/or Baal's 'object'] is to dishonor God . . . ." --- 5T 295:3, "Deceitfulness of Sin," written in 1885. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "To make an image of God dishonors Him." --- 2SAT 184:6, "The Giving of the Law;" or 4BC 1145:1:7; or MS 126, December 10, 1901.

    "30 . . . . them that honour Me I will honour, and they that despise Me shall be lightly esteemed." --- 1 Samuel 2:30.

    "To make an image of God dishonors Him." --- 2SAT 184:6, "The Giving of the Law;" or 4BC 1145:1:7; or MS 126, December 10, 1901.

    "Any habit or practice that would lead into sin, and bring dishonor upon Christ, would better be PUT AWAY, whatever the sacrifice. That which dishonors God cannot benefit the soul. The blessing of Heaven cannot attend any man in violating the eternal principles of right." --- DA 439:2, "Who Is the Greatest?," written in 1898.

    "To make an image of God dishonors Him." --- 2SAT 184:6, "The Giving of the Law;" or 4BC 1145:1:7; or MS 126, December 10, 1901.

    "It is TRUE there is an indignation that is justifiable, even in the followers of Christ. When they see that God is dishonored, and His service brought into disrepute, when they see the innocent oppressed, a righteous indignation stirs the soul. Such anger, born of sensitive morals, is not a sin. But those who at any supposed provocation feel at liberty to indulge anger or resentment are opening the heart to Satan. BITTERNESS and animosity must be banished from the soul, if we would be in harmony with Heaven." --- DA 310:5, "The Sermon on the Mount," written in 1898.

    "To make an image of God dishonors Him." --- 2SAT 184:6, "The Giving of the Law;" or 4BC 1145:1:7; or MS 126, December 10, 1901.

    "Thou shalt not make . . . ." --- Exodus 20:4.

    "14 Wherefore, my dearly beloved, FLEE from idolatry. 15 I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say." --- 1 Corinthians 10:14-15.

    "Thou shalt not make . . . ." --- Exodus 20:4.

    "To make an image of God dishonors Him." --- 2SAT 184:6, "The Giving of the Law;" or 4BC 1145:1:7; or MS 126, December 10, 1901.

    "'Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shalt thou speak in a cause to decline after many to wrest judgment.' Exodus 23:2.
    To be singular for singularity's sake is positively detestable, below the dignity of a Christian, but to be singular because it is necessary to be so as the result of worshipping God and Him only, places Heaven's dignity upon man. We must not be afraid of being singular when duty requires us to be thus to exalt and honor God. . . .    
    Do not court singularity for the sake of being odd, but for the sake of avoiding sin and dishonor to God. And in this case, we are not to mind even the multitude who are against us. 'Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil.' [Exodus 23:2.].
    Because the law of God is made void in our world, does it make it a virtue to transgress that law?" --- UL 315:1-4, "Be Singular--for Christ's Sake;" or Letter 108, October 28, 1886. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "To make an image of God dishonors Him." --- 2SAT 184:6, "The Giving of the Law;" or 4BC 1145:1:7; or MS 126, December 10, 1901.

    "There is a great lack of Christian fortitude and serving God from principle. We should not seek to please and gratify self, but to honor and glorify God, and in all we do and say to have an eye single to His glory [i.e., and/or in all we do and say to have an eye single to His honor]." --- EW 111:3-112:1, "Preparation For Christ's Coming;" or RH February 17, 1853. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "To make an image of God dishonors Him." --- 2SAT 184:6, "The Giving of the Law;" or 4BC 1145:1:7; or MS 126, December 10, 1901.

    "Like ancient Israel, the church [i.e., and/or like ancient Israel the Satanic; historical; eternal-life-threatening; wickedly hoary with age and history; historically reoccurring; 'enemy' 'aiding' or 'lukewarm;' 'Laodicean;' 'Pharisaic;' and spiritually discernible, and/or openly idolatrous, and/or openly 'heathen' 'church of the Laodiceans,' from within, as clearly seen in 1 Chronicles 16:35; DA 28:1, 29:2, 35:3-36:2, 258:1, 279:2-280:1, 280:3; Revelation 3:9, 14 22; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 7BC 970:1:7, or Letter 121, 1903; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:3-4; 1SM 357:1-2, 406:1; 6T 146:1; 7BC 959:2:1, or RH August 20, 1903; 6T 146:1; Ecclesiastes 3:15; RH April 20, 1897, or 3RH 458:1:3; DA 258:1; KC 153:4; 7BC 959:2:1, or RH August 20, 1903; KC 153:4; DA 258:1; 1 Chronicles 16:35; DA 28:1, 29:2, 35:3-36:2, 258:1, 279:2-280:1, 280:3; Revelation 3:9, 14-22; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 7BC 970:1:7, or Letter 121, 1903; AA 248:4-249:1; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:3-4; 1SM 357:1-2, 357:3-358:1, or RH July 23, 1889; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 6BC 1106:1:2, or RH August 25, 1885; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 3T 255:1; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:3-4; and 1 Chronicles 16:35] has dishonored her God by departing from the light, neglecting her duties, and abusing her high and exalted privilege of being peculiar and holy in character. Her members have violated their covenant to live for God and Him only. They have joined with the selfish and world-loving. Pride, the love of pleasure, and sin have been cherished, and Christ has departed. His Spirit has been quenched in the church. Satan works side by side with professed Christians; yet they are so destitute of spiritual discernment that they do not detect him." --- 2T 441:4-442:1, "An Appeal to the Church," written in 1870. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "To make an image of God dishonors Him." --- 2SAT 184:6, "The Giving of the Law;" or 4BC 1145:1:7; or MS 126, December 10, 1901.

    "The message to the church of the Laodiceans is a startling denunciation . . . .
    . . . . And anyone who defends the honor of God at any risk will bring censure and condemnation upon himself from a large class." --- 3T 252:1, 287:2, "Testimonies for the Church," "The Laodicean Church," "Elijah's Humility," written in 1873.

"To make an image of God dishonors Him." --- 2SAT 184:6, "The Giving of the Law;" or 4BC 1145:1:7; or MS 126, December 10, 1901.

    "49 Jesus answered, I have not a devil; but I honour My Father, and ye do dishonour Me." --- John 8:49.

    "To make an image of God dishonors Him." --- 2SAT 184:6, "The Giving of the Law;" or 4BC 1145:1:7; or MS 126, December 10, 1901.

    "Satan's object [i.e., and/or the devil's 'object;' and/or Baal's 'object'] is to dishonor God . . . ." --- 5T 295:3, "Deceitfulness of Sin," written in 1885. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "To make an image of God dishonors Him." --- 2SAT 184:6, "The Giving of the Law;" or 4BC 1145:1:7; or MS 126, December 10, 1901.

    "Satan's object [i.e., and/or the devil's 'object;' and/or Baal's 'object'] is to dishonor God . . . ." --- 5T 295:3, "Deceitfulness of Sin," written in 1885. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    ". . . . aiding the enemy [i.e., and/or aiding Satan, who is a robber or thief, the father of lies, the adversary of souls, the enemy of God and man, the master of deception, the archdeceiver, a liar, a murderer from the beginning, a destroyer, a false accuser of the TRUE brethren, a deceiver, a tormentor, a rebel, an apostate, and the secretly disguised god of this world and of both ancient and modern heathenism in a professing sheep's clothing guise, in a professing religious guise, in a professing Christian guise, and/or in a professing Seventh day Adventist guise] . . . The term 'lukewarm' is applicable to this class." --- 4T 87:2, "The Testing Process," written in 1876. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "Satan's object [i.e., and/or the enemy's 'object;' and/or Baal's 'object'] is to dishonor God, and he works with every element that is UNSANCTIFIED to accomplish this design. The men whom he makes his instruments in doing this work are blinded and do not see what they are doing until they are so deeply involved in guilt that they think it would be useless to try to recover themselves, and they risk all and continue in their course of transgression to the BITTER end." --- 5T 295:3, "Deceitfulness of Sin," written in 1885. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "To make an image of God dishonors Him." --- 2SAT 184:6, "The Giving of the Law;" or 4BC 1145:1:7; or MS 126, December 10, 1901.

    "The great mass of professing Christians will meet with BITTER disappointment IN THE DAY OF GOD. They have not upon their foreheads the SEAL OF THE LIVING GOD. Lukewarm and halfhearted, they dishonor God [i.e., thus, please see above or below] far more than the avowed unbeliever." --- 7BC 970:1:7, "Revelation," "Bitter Disappointment in the Day of God;" or Letter 121, 1903. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "To make an image of God dishonors Him." --- 2SAT 184:6, "The Giving of the Law;" or 4BC 1145:1:7; or MS 126, December 10, 1901.

    "Satan's object [i.e., and/or Baal's 'object'] is to dishonor God . . . ." --- 5T 295:3, "Deceitfulness of Sin," written in 1885. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "To make an image of God dishonors Him." --- 2SAT 184:6, "The Giving of the Law;" or 4BC 1145:1:7; or MS 126, December 10, 1901.

    "At last the people see how greatly they have dishonored God. The character of Baal worship [i.e., and/or of 'Satan' 'worship' (1T 296:2-297:2)], in contrast with the reasonable service required by the TRUE God, stands fully revealed." --- PK 153:2:6-7, "Carmel," written in 1915. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "The prejudices and opinions that prevailed at Minneapolis [i.e., at the 1888 General Conference meeting at Minneapolis] are not dead by any means; the seeds sown there in some hearts are ready to spring into life and bear a like harvest. . . .
   
There has been [i.e., still is] a departure from God among us, and the zealous work of repentance and return to our first love essential to restoration to God and regeneration of heart has not yet been done [i.e., still has not yet been done, as we shall see to the end of this study of God's predictably neglected but salvation-related Word]. Infidelity [i.e., infidelity is open 'spiritual adultery' against Christ, and/or is open 'whoredom' against Christ, and/or is open 'idolatry' against Christ (PP 306:2; Ezekiel 16:1-3a, 17; 20:15-16, 30-32; 23:28-30; 24:24; 30:1-3; 3SM 419:6-420:1, or Letter 132, 1898; and Ezekiel 16:1-3a, 17; 23:28-30; 24:24; 30:1-3; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:3-4; and 1 Chronicles 16:35)] has been making its inroads into our ranks; for it is the fashion to depart from Christ, and give place to skepticism. With many, the cry of the heart has been [i.e., still is], 'We will not have this Man to reign over us.' [Luke 19:14.] Baal, Baal [i.e., thus, also, please see the next Heaven-sent quotation again], is the choice. The religion of many among us will be [i.e., now is, as we shall see more and more clearly to the end of this short book] the religion of apostate Israel, because they love their own way, and forsake the way of the Lord." --- TM 467:2, 467:3-468:1, "Danger in Adopting Worldly Policy in the Work of God," "Debasing The Soul," "True Religion Slighted," which is a Testimony of Jesus given on November 3, 1890. Bracketed pastoral notes supplied.

    "At last the people see how greatly they have dishonored God. The character of Baal worship [i.e., and/or of 'Satan' 'worship' (1T 296:2-297:2)], in contrast with the reasonable service required by the TRUE God, stands fully revealed." --- PK 153:2:6-7, "Carmel," written in 1915. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "To make an image of God dishonors Him." --- 2SAT 184:6, "The Giving of the Law;" or 4BC 1145:1:7; or MS 126, December 10, 1901.

    "The great mass of professing Christians will meet with BITTER disappointment IN THE DAY OF GOD. They have not upon their foreheads the SEAL OF THE LIVING GOD. Lukewarm and halfhearted, they dishonor God far more than the avowed unbeliever. They grope in darkness [i.e., and/or they grope in 'heathenism' (AA 248:4-249:1), as clearly seen in the next six Heaven-sent quotations, and in more from God's eternal, predictably neglected, and yet graciously revealed Word and/or revealed Judgement] . . . ." --- 7BC 970:1:7, "Revelation," "Bitter Disappointment in the Day of God;" or Letter 121, 1903. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    ". . . . groping in the darkness of heathenism . . . ." --- AA 248:4-249:1, "Corinth," written in 1911.

    ". . . . heathen . . . worse than dead . . . lukewarm Laodiceans." --- ST August 2, 1899, "The Two Great Principles of the Law;" or 4ST 50:1:4.

    ". . . . groping in the darkness of heathenism . . . ." --- AA 248:4-249:1, "Corinth," written in 1911.

    "God's work in the earth in these LAST days is to reflect the light that Christ brought into the world. This light is to dissipate the gross darkness of ages [i.e., and/or this light is to dissipate the gross 'heathenism' of ages (AA 249:1); and/or thus this light is to dissipate (1.) the gross, openly 'heathen' Laodiceanism of ages with its openly 'heathen' 'form of godliness' in the 'perilous times' of these 'LAST days,' which is in direct contrast with, in direct opposition to, and in heathenishly 'wicked' 'DISTINCTION' from (2.) rightful and openly 'Christian' Seventh-day Adventism, as clearly seen in 1 Chronicles 16:35; AA 248:4-249:1; 7BC 970:1:7, or Letter 121, 1903 (AA 248:4-249:1; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:3-4; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST June 2, 1881, or 1ST 231:2:3; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:3-4; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; Daniel 3:18; 5:4, 23b-27; 12:4, 10; Daniel 5:27; 8T 247:2, 249:2, 249:3-250:1; Revelation 3:9, 14-22; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; TM 16:2; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; ST November 7, 1895, or 3ST 251; ST December 5, 1895, or 3ST 257; 1 Chronicles 16:35; 2 Timothy 3:1-5, 6-13; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:3-4; and 2 Timothy 3:1-5, 6-13)]. Men and women in heathen darkness are to be reached by those who at one time were in a similar condition of ignorance, but who have received the knowledge of the TRUTH of God's Word." --- SpTB11:27:3, "A Missionary Education," written on February 24, 1907. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

". . . . groping in the darkness of heathenism . . . ." --- AA 248:4-249:1, "Corinth," written in 1911.

    "The light of God in nature is shining continually into the darkness of heathenism, but many who see this light do not glorify [i.e., do not honor] the Lord as God. They do not permit reason to lead them to acknowledge their Creator. They refuse the Lord, and set up senseless idols to adore [i.e., and/or they refuse the Lord, and set up senseless 'gods' to adore, as clearly seen in 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4 (1 Chronicles 16:35; ST June 2, 1881, or 1ST 231:2:3; 1 Chronicles 16:26; PK 682:2; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; and 7BC 970:1:7, or Letter 121, 1903)]. They make images which represent God . . . ." --- ST August 12, 1899, "The Gospel for Both Jews and Gentiles;" or 2ST 311:2:2. Bracketed pastoral notes supplied.

    "To make an image of God dishonors Him." --- 2SAT 184:6, "The Giving of the Law;" or 4BC 1145:1:7; or MS 126, December 10, 1901.

    "The . . . heathen . . . dishonor Him . . . ." --- 5T 196:2, "Shall We Consult Spiritualist [i.e., and/or Heathen] Physicians?," written in 1882; and, thus, part of the great "light of 1882" by which "the church" will be "found wanting," as clearly explained by God in Daniel 5:27 [5T 83:3-84:1, written in 1882]; Daniel 5:27 [8T 247:2, 249:2-250:1; Revelation 3:9, 14-22]; and Daniel 5:27 [i.e., and, thus, with Daniel 5:27, please see "subverted" and/or "perverted" in 7BC 961:2:3-4, or MS 33, 1894; and, according to the Greek, in Titus 3:10-11].

    ". . . . heathen . . . worse than dead . . . lukewarm Laodiceans." --- ST August 2, 1899, "The Two Great Principles of the Law;" or 4ST 50:1:4.

    "In imitation of the gods of the heathen, images were made to represent Jehovah, and thus idolatry spread like a plague throughout the land." --- ST June 2, 1881, "The Angel's Reproof;" or 1ST 231:2:3.

    ". . . . the idolatry of the heathen . . . ." --- AA 239:2, "Berea and Athens," written in 1911.

    "The first and second commandments spoken by Jehovah are precepts against idolatry. This sin if practiced, would lead men to great lengths in rebellion, and would result in the offering of human sacrifices [i.e., and/or 'would result in the offering of' murder or in the historically heathen practice of engaging in 'human sacrifices' (ST May 6, 1880; or 1ST 154:2:12)]. God would guard against the least approach to such abominations [i.e., and/or 'God would guard against the least approach to such' openly idolatrous and/or 'heathen' 'abominations' (2 Chronicles 36:14)]. The first four commandments were given to show men their duty to God; the last six, to show the duty of man to his fellow-man. . . .
   
Again, the Lord seeks to guard His people against idolatry by commanding Moses to say unto them, 'Ye shall not make with Me gods of silver [i.e., and/or 'ye shall not make with Me' 'idols' 'of silver' (1 Chronicles 16:26; ST June 2, 1881, or 1ST 231:2:3; and ST May 6, 1880, or 1ST 154:2:15)], neither shall ye make unto you gods of gold.' [Exodus 20:23.] They were in danger of imitating the example of the Egyptians [i.e., and/or 'they were in danger of imitating the example of the' 'heathen' (2SAT 182:3, or MS 126, December 10, 1901; 5T 83:3 84:1, 160:3, 171:2-3, 217:1-2, written in 1882; 2SAT 182:3, or MS 126, December 10, 1901; ST May 6, 1880, or 1ST 154:2:15; Exodus 12:12; 20:1, 2-3; 5T 217:2, written in 1882; Exodus 12:12; 20:1, 2-3; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; ST June 2, 1881, or 1ST 231:2:3; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; Ezekiel 11:12; 20:7-8, 15-16; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; 2SAT 182:3, or MS 126, December 10, 1901; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4; and 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35)], and making to themselves images to represent God." --- ST May 6, 1880, "Giving of the Law;" or 1ST 154:2:12, 15. Bracketed pastoral notes supplied.

    "Again, the Lord seeks to guard His people against idolatry . . . making to themselves images to represent God." --- ST May 6, 1880, "Giving of the Law;" or 1ST 154:2:15.

    ". . . . the idolatry of the heathen . . . ." --- AA 239:2, "Berea and Athens," written in 1911.

". . . . idolatry . . . is . . . demon worship." --- PP 685:5, "Ancient and Modern Sorcery," written in 1890.

    "Again, the Lord seeks to guard His people against idolatry . . . making to themselves images to represent God." --- ST May 6, 1880, "Giving of the Law;" or 1ST 154:2:15.

    "All idolatry is devil-worship." --- Historical SDA author unknown to this pastor at the present time; but, this quotation is from ST January 25, 1899, "The Blessing And The Curse;" or 4ST 15:3:3 [i.e., although this is not an Ellen G. White quotation; and, although the name of this historical, 1899, openly Christian, and openly Seventh-day Adventist author is unknown to this pastor at the present time; nevertheless, this 1899 quotation is indeed historical; salvation-related; demon worship opposing, and/or Satan worship opposing, and/or open idolatry opposing, and/or open heathenism opposing, and/or openly heathen Laodiceanism opposing; openly Christian; and openly Seventh-day Adventist TRUTH].

    "Again, the Lord seeks to guard His people against idolatry . . . making to themselves images to represent God." --- ST May 6, 1880, "Giving of the Law;" or 1ST 154:2:15.

    ". . . . the idolatry of the heathen . . . ." --- AA 239:2, "Berea and Athens," written in 1911.

    ". . . . the darkness of heathenism . . . ." --- AA 249:1, "Corinth," written in 1911.

    "14 . . . . the abominations of the heathen . . . polluted the house of the Lord . . . ." --- 2 Chronicles 36:14.

    ". . . . heathen . . . worse than dead . . . lukewarm Laodiceans." --- ST August 2, 1899, "The Two Great Principles of the Law;" or 4ST 50:1:4.

    "12 And ye shall know that I am the Lord: for ye have not walked in My statutes, neither executed My Judgments, but have done after the manners of the heathen that are round about you. . . .
    15 Yet also I lifted up My hand unto them in the wilderness, that I would not bring them into the land which I had given them [i.e., and/or, for us today, the 'antitypical land of promise' and/or God's Holy City is graciously discussed for the very real sake of your salvation and my salvation in God's clearly revealed Judgment and/or in God's clearly revealed Word in PP 688:4-689:1], flowing with milk and honey, which is the glory of all lands; 16 Because they despised My Judgments, and walked not in My statutes, but polluted My Sabbaths: for their heart went after their idols." --- Ezekiel 11:12; 20:15-16. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "The Sabbath of the fourth commandment is the TEST for this time, and all connected with this great memorial is to be kept before the people." --- Ev 213:3, "Sale Tests And Man Made Standards," "New and Strange Human Tests;" or Undated MS 111.

    "The Lord hath avouched thee this day to be His peculiar people, as He hath promised thee, and that thou shouldest keep all His commandments. Deut. 26:18.
God has a TEST for us; and, if we come up to the standard, we shall be a peculiar people. The Sabbath draws a SEPARATING line between us and the world, not faintly but in plain, DISTINCT colors. To those who have received the light of this TRUTH the Sabbath is a TEST; it is not a human requirement, but God's TEST. It is what will DISTINGUISH between those who serve God and those who serve Him not, and upon this point will come the LAST great conflict between TRUTH and error. All who profess to keep God's law should stand united in the sacred observance of His holy Sabbath." --- HP 150:1-2, "God's Test of Loyalty;" or MS 3, 1885.

    "12 And ye shall know that I am the Lord: for ye have not walked in My statutes, neither executed My Judgments, but have done after the manners of the heathen that are round about you. . . .
    15 Yet also I lifted up My hand unto them in the wilderness, that I would not bring them into the land which I had given them [i.e., and/or, for us today, the 'antitypical land of promise' and/or God's Holy City is graciously discussed for the very real sake of your salvation and my salvation in God's clearly revealed Judgment and/or in God's clearly revealed Word in PP 688:4-689:1], flowing with milk and honey, which is the glory of all lands; 16 Because they despised My Judgments, and walked not in My statutes, but polluted My Sabbaths: for their heart went after their idols." --- Ezekiel 11:12; 20:15-16. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    Therefore, since all idols pollute God's Sabbath, what is the definition of literal, classic, and highly visible idols from another perspective in God's Word?

    "Anything that diverts the mind from God assumes the form of an idol, and that is why there is so little power in the church today." --- SD 57; or MS 2, 1893.

    Therefore, since all idols pollute God's Sabbath; and since literal, classic, and highly visible idols include anything that diverts the mind from God; - - what in reality diverts the mind from God, according to God's revealed Judgment, and/or according to the revealed language of Heaven, and/or according to God's revealed Word?

    "The human mind is naturally inclined to dwell upon the things which are seen and heard, and to neglect the things which are unseen. The Lord had done marvelous things for His people in the manifesting of His power as the only TRUE and living God; yet many had been led astray by the Satanic delusion that God might be represented by material objects, the works of men's hands. By the contemplation of these things, their minds were diverted from God [i.e., thus, please compare this sentence with the Heaven-sent definition of an 'idol' being 'anything that diverts the mind from God,' as clearly defined in SD 57, or MS 2, 1893, which was the previous Heaven-sent quotation cited immediately above, and which is also the next Heaven-sent quotation cited immediately below]." --- ST May 19, 1881, "Joshua's Farewell Address;" or 1ST 227:3:2. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "Anything that diverts the mind from God assumes the form of an idol [i.e., thus, again, please compare this Heaven-sent phrase particularly with the last sentence of the previous Heaven-sent quotation, which was ST May 19, 1881, or 1ST 227:3:2, and which was just cited immediately above], and that is why there is so little power in the church today." --- SD 57; or MS 2, 1893. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "26 . . . . all the gods of the people are idols . . . ." --- 1 Chronicles 16:26.

    "3 Thou shalt have no other gods before Me." --- Exodus 20:3.

    "Satan, by means of his success in TURNING man ASIDE from the path of obedience, became 'the god of this world.' 2 Corinthians 4:4." --- PK 682:2, "The Coming of a Deliverer," written in 1915.

    "The message to the church of the Laodiceans applies especially to the people of God today [i.e., applies especially to the professed people of God today]. It is a message to professing Christians who have become so much like the world that no difference can be seen. (Revelation 3:14-18 quoted here.)." --- 7BC 959:2:1, "Revelation," "Read the Third Chapter of Revelation;" or RH August 20, 1903. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "The people of the world are worshiping false gods." --- COL 299:2, "The Lord's Vineyard," written in 1900.

    "The message to the church of the Laodiceans applies especially to the people of God today [i.e., applies especially to the professed people of God today]. It is a message to professing Christians who have become so much like the world that no difference can be seen. (Revelation 3:14-18 quoted here.)." --- 7BC 959:2:1, "Revelation," "Read the Third Chapter of Revelation;" or RH August 20, 1903. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "The world is the god of nine-tenths of professed Christians." --- ST January 3, 1878, "Noah's Time and Ours;" or 1ST 51:2:3-51:3:1.

    "The message to the church of the Laodiceans applies especially to the people of God today [i.e., applies especially to the professed people of God today]. It is a message to professing Christians who have become so much like the world that no difference can be seen. (Revelation 3:14-18 quoted here.)." --- 7BC 959:2:1, "Revelation," "Read the Third Chapter of Revelation;" or RH August 20, 1903. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "The enemy knows that if the church can be controlled by political enactments, if she can be led to unite with the world [i.e., thus, also, please see again 'the world' and/or 'the church of the Laodiceans,' from within, and see more, as discussed in the previous thirteen Heaven-sent quotations cited above, and as also discussed in the next six Heaven-sent quotations cited below], she virtually acknowledges him as her head. Then, the authority of man-made commandments will work to oppose the rule of the government of Heaven. Under the leadership of Satan, men will dispense with the righteous, holy enactments of God concerning the Sabbath, the observance of which is to be a sign [i.e., a TRUE, highly visible, and spiritually discernible 'sign'] between God and His people forever." --- ST November 22, 1899, "The Sign Of God's People;" or 4ST 77:2:1. Bracketed pastoral notes supplied.

    "The message to the church of the Laodiceans applies especially to the people of God today [i.e., applies especially to the professed people of God today]. It is a message to professing Christians who have become so much like the world that no difference can be seen. (Revelation 3:14-18 quoted here.)." --- 7BC 959:2:1, "Revelation," "Read the Third Chapter of Revelation;" or RH August 20, 1903. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "During the meetings at Orebro, I was urged by the Spirit of the Lord to present His law as the great standard of righteousness and to warn our people against the MODERN, COUNTERFEIT SANCTIFICATION which has its origin in will-worship rather than in submission to the will of God. This error is fast flooding the world [i.e., thus, again, please see 'the world,' and/or 'the church of the Laodiceans,' and please see more, as discussed above and below], and as God's witnesses we shall be called to bear a decided testimony against it." --- FW 51:1, "A Warning Against Counterfeit Sanctification [i.e., And Against Will Worship];" or RH October 5, 1886. Bracketed pastoral notes supplied.

    "The message to the church of the Laodiceans applies especially to the people of God today [i.e., applies especially to the professed people of God today]. It is a message to professing Christians who have become so much like the world that no difference can be seen. (Revelation 3:14-18 quoted here.)." --- 7BC 959:2:1, "Revelation," "Read the Third Chapter of Revelation;" or RH August 20, 1903. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "As the world becomes more imbued with the spirit of the enemy [i.e., and/or 'as the world becomes more imbued with the' Satanic, heathen, spiritualistic, sorcery-based, witchcraft-based, and/or bewitching energy; influence; hold; strength; captivating control; inspiration; entrancing charm; hypnotic enchantment; beguilement that takes possession; counterfeit latter rain; third person or the heathen goddess of Satan's heathen godhead; heathen power; and/or heathen 'spirit of the enemy'], there will be a very much more vehement opposition to the Word." --- PC 118:4, "The Paulson Collection of Ellen G. White Letters," written on May 6, 1907. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "The message to the church of the Laodiceans applies especially to the people of God today [i.e., applies especially to the professed people of God today]. It is a message to professing Christians who have become so much like the world that no difference can be seen. (Revelation 3:14-18 quoted here.)." --- 7BC 959:2:1, "Revelation," "Read the Third Chapter of Revelation;" or RH August 20, 1903. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "Satan, by means of his success in TURNING man ASIDE from the path of obedience, became 'the god of this world [i.e., and/or (1.) became the secretly disguised, idolatrous, and heathen 'god of this world;' and/or (2.) became the secretly disguised, idolatrous, and heathen 'god' of ancient and present-day heathenism; and/or (3.) became the same secretly disguised, idolatrous, and heathen 'god' of the vastly historical, wickedly hoary with age and history, historically reoccurring, worldly, deceptive, and openly heathen Babylonianism of Satan's eternal-life-threatening; openly sinning; deceptively impenitent; open whoredom and/or open spiritual adultery and/or open idolatry and/or open covetousness deceptively promoting; and/or thus the open falsehood of idolatry deceptively promoting; and/or thus gods and/or idols of opinion deceptively promoting, and also the literal, classical, and highly visible gods and/or idols of literal, classical, highly visible, and open idolatry deceptively promoting; and also openly Sunday-keeping or a Satanic and counterfeit sabbath and man made institution of open heathenism deceptively promoting; and therefore openly heathen Babylonians, from without; and, also, (4.) became the same secretly disguised, idolatrous, and heathen 'god' of the vastly historical, wickedly hoary with age and history, historically reoccurring, worldly, even more deceptive, and openly heathen Laodiceanism of Satan's even more eternal-life-threatening; openly even more sinning; even more deceptively impenitent; open whoredom and/or open spiritual adultery and/or open idolatry and/or open covetousness even more deceptively promoting; and thus the open falsehood of idolatry even more deceptively promoting; and thus gods and/or idols of opinion even more deceptively promoting, and also the same literal, classical, and highly visible gods and/or idols of literal, classical, highly visible, and open idolatry even more deceptively promoting; and thus openly Sabbath-polluting or yet another Satanic and counterfeit sabbath and man made institution of open heathenism even more deceptively promoting; and therefore openly heathen Laodiceans, from within].' 2 Corinthians 4:4. The dominion that once was Adam's passed to the usurper. But the Son of God proposed to come to this earth to pay the penalty of sin, and thus not only redeem man, but recover the dominion forfeited. . . .
   
From the day the Lord declared to the serpent in Eden, 'I will put enmity [i.e., and/or I will put hatred] between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed' (Genesis 3:15), Satan has known that he can never hold absolute sway over the inhabitants of this world. When Adam and his sons began to offer the ceremonial sacrifices ordained by God as a type of the coming Redeemer, Satan discerned in these a symbol of communion between earth and Heaven. During the long centuries that have followed, it has been his constant effort to intercept this communion. Untiringly has he sought to misrepresent God and to misinterpret the rites pointing to the Saviour; and, with a great majority of the members of the human family, he has been successful." --- PK 682:2, 685:2, "The Coming of a Deliverer," written in 1915. Bracketed pastoral notes supplied.

    ". . . . aiding the enemy [i.e., and/or aiding Satan, who is a robber or thief, the father of lies, the adversary of souls, the enemy of God and man, the master of deception, the archdeceiver, a liar, a murderer from the beginning, a destroyer, a false accuser of the TRUE brethren, a deceiver, a tormentor, a rebel, an apostate, and the secretly disguised god of this world and of both ancient and modern heathenism in a professing sheep's clothing guise, in a professing religious guise, in a professing Christian guise, and/or in a professing Seventh day Adventist guise] . . . The term 'lukewarm' is applicable to this class." --- 4T 87:2, "The Testing Process," written in 1876. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "Satan had failed to overcome Christ in the first great temptation; he next carried Him to a pinnacle of the temple at Jerusalem, and said:
   
'If thou be the Son of God, cast Thyself down: for it is written, He shall give His angels charge concerning Thee: and in their hands they shall bear Thee up, lest at any time Thou dash Thy foot against a stone.' [Matthew 4:6.].
    Satan here followed Christ's example in quoting Scripture. But this promise is not for those who willfully venture into danger. God had not told Jesus to throw Himself down from the temple. Jesus would not do it to please Satan. He said: 'It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.' [Matthew 4:7.].
    We should trust in the care of our Heavenly Father; but we must not go where He does not send us. We must not do what He has FORBIDDEN [i.e., and/or 'PROHIBITED' (PP 309:4-5, 316:1)].
Because God is merciful, and ready to forgive, there are those who say that it is safe to disobey Him. But this is presumption. God will forgive all who seek pardon and TURN AWAY from sin. But those who choose to disobey Him He can not bless.
    Satan now appeared what he really was - - the prince of the powers of darkness [i.e., and/or the prince of the powers of 'heathenism,' as clearly seen in 1 Chronicles 16:35; AA 248:4-249:1; 7BC 970:1, or Letter 121, 1903 (AA 248:4-249:1; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:3-4; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; PK 682:2; 1 Chronicles 16:26; ST June 2, 1881, or 1ST 231:2:3; 1 Chronicles 16:26; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; and James 2:10-19, 20 26)]. He took Jesus to the top of a high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world.
   
The sunlight lay on splendid cities, marble palaces, fruitful fields, and vineyards. Satan said:    
   
'All these things will I give Thee, if Thou wilt fall down and worship me.' [Matthew 4:9.].
For a moment, Christ looked upon the scene. Then, He TURNED AWAY. Satan had presented the world to Him in the most attractive light [i.e., and/or 'Satan had presented the world to Him in its most attractive' and 'subverted' and/or 'perverted' 'light,' or in the 'light' that the 'great mass' or that the 'many' of Satan's openly sinning, impenitent, and openly 'heathen' 'Laodiceans' 'behold things' in for these latter times, and thus in the subverted' and/or 'perverted' 'light in which Satan would have them see,' just as these salvation-related matters and many more such matters are clearly discussed in 7BC 961:2:3, or MS 33, 1894 (Titus 3:10-11); 7BC 961:2:3-4, or MS 33, 1894; 7BC 970:1:7, or Letter 121, 1903; AA 248:4 249:1; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:3-4 (1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; 1SAT 17:4, or MS 5, 1885; Matthew 15:9; 1T 296:2-297:2; SJ 46:2-47:2; 1T 296:2-297:2; Matthew 15:9; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; PP 305:4-5, 305:6-306:1, 336:2; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; and James 2:10-19, 20-26)]; but the Saviour looked beneath the outward beauty.
    He saw the world in its wretchedness and sin, apart from God. All this misery was the result of man's TURNING AWAY from God to worship Satan." --- SJ 46:2-47:2, "The Temptation." Bracketed pastoral notes supplied.

    ". . . . aiding the enemy [i.e., and/or aiding Satan, who is a robber or thief, the father of lies, the adversary of souls, the enemy of God and man, the master of deception, the archdeceiver, a liar, a murderer from the beginning, a destroyer, a false accuser of the TRUE brethren, a deceiver, a tormentor, a rebel, an apostate, and the secretly disguised god of this world and of both ancient and modern heathenism in a professing sheep's clothing guise, in a professing religious guise, in a professing Christian guise, and/or in a professing Seventh day Adventist guise] . . . The term 'lukewarm' is applicable to this class." --- 4T 87:2, "The Testing Process," written in 1876. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "Satan, by means of his success in TURNING man ASIDE from the path of obedience, became 'the god of this world.' 2 Corinthians 4:4." --- PK 682:2, "The Coming of a Deliverer," written in 1915.
    "26 . . . . all the gods of the people are idols . . . ." --- 1 Chronicles 16:26.

    "3 Thou shalt have no other gods before Me." --- Exodus 20:3.

    "The first commandment is a requirement in reference to man's worship." --- 2SAT 181:7, "The Giving of the Law;" or MS 126, December 10, 1901.

    "Thou shalt have [i.e., thus, from this inspired text, in considering the command and action word, 'have' (Exodus 20:3), according to the Testimony of Jesus from 2SAT 181:7, which was just cited immediately above, together with an expanded translation from the Hebrew, thou shalt 'have' also means thou shalt 'follow;' 'like;' 'become like;' 'be like;' 'be occupied with;' 'use;' 'cause;' 'require;' 'cause to be made;' and/or 'worship;' and/or 'have'] no other gods before Me." --- Exodus 20:3. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "The first commandment is a requirement in reference to man's worship." --- 2SAT 181:7, "The Giving of the Law;" or MS 126, December 10, 1901.

    Therefore, whether one knows it or not, whether one believes it or not, whether one accepts it or not, and/or whether one teaches it or not, - - in the eyes of God - - if we follow; like; become like; be like; be occupied with; use; cause; require; cause to be made; and/or "have" other "gods" [Exodus 20:3], we also "worship" these other "gods." Exodus 20:3 [2SAT 181:7, or 4BC 1145:1:7, or MS 126, December 10, 1901].

    Therefore, if we follow; like; become like; be like; be occupied with; use; cause; require; cause to be made; and/or "have" [Exodus 20:3] highly visible and "heathen" "gods," and/or "idols," and/or so-called TRUE "images" "made to represent Jehovah," we also "worship" them. 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST June 2, 1881, or 1ST 231:2:3; 1 Chronicles 16:26; Exodus 20:3; 1 Chronicles 16:26; and 2SAT 181:7, or 4BC 1145:1:7, or MS 126, December 10, 1901.

    Therefore, also, if we follow; like; become like; be like; be occupied with; use; cause; require; cause to be made; and/or "have" [Exodus 20:3] any other kind of "heathen" "gods," and/or "idols," even "heathen" "gods" and/or "idols of opinion," we also "worship" them. Exodus 20:3; 2SAT 181:7, or 4BC 1145:1:7, or MS 126, December 10, 1901; 1 Chronicles 16:26; Exodus 20:3; 1 Chronicles 16:26; DA 280:1; 1 Chronicles 16:26; PP 336:2; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; Matthew 15:9; 1T 296:2-297:2; Matthew 15:9; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; PP 305:4-306:1, 336:2; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; and James 2:10-19, 20-26.

    Therefore, instead of having "gods," if we follow; like; become like; be like; be occupied with; use; require; and/or "have" [Exodus 20:3] the Christian God, we also "worship Him." John 4:22-23 [DA 189:3]; and Exodus 20:3 [2SAT 181:7, or 4BC 1145:1:1, or MS 126, December 10, 1901].

    Therefore, while the Lord God's first commandment against idolatry and/or against heathenism is a command not to follow; like; become like; be like; be occupied with; use; cause; require; cause to be made; and/or "have" [Exodus 20:3] and/or not to "worship" [2SAT 181:7; or MS 126, December 10, 1901] any other false, dead and yet deified, non-eternal, and "heathen" "idols," and/or "gods," and/or so-called TRUE "images" "made to represent Jehovah," - - it is also a command to follow; like; become like; be like; be occupied with; use; require; and/or "have" [Exodus 20:3] and/or "worship" [2SAT 181:7; or MS 126, December 10, 1901] the only TRUE, living, eternal, and Christian God. Exodus 20:3 [2SAT 181:7, or 4BC 1145:1:7, or MS 126, December 10, 1901; 1 Chronicles 16:26; Exodus 20:3; 1 Chronicles 16:26; ST June 2, 1881, or 1ST 231:2:3; 1 Chronicles 16:26; Ezekiel 20:15-16; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4 (1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; 1SAT 17:4, or MS 5, 1885; Matthew 15:9; 1T 296:2-297:2; Matthew 15:9; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; PP 305:4-5, 305:6-306:1, 336:2; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; and James 2:10-19, 20-26)].

    Therefore, again, in the eyes of God, and thus in God's openly "Christian" religion of openly "Christian" Seventh-day Adventists, as DISTINCT from and as opposed to Satan's openly "heathen" religion of openly "heathen" "Laodiceans," from within [ST August 2, 1899; or 4ST 50:1:4], with their historical, characteristic, and open idolatry, if we "have" other "gods" [Exodus 20:3], we also "worship" them [2SAT 181:7; or MS 126, December 10, 1901], and nobody needs to be literally praying to anything, nobody needs to be literally bowing down to anything, and nobody needs to be in a church building for this "worship" [2SAT 181:7; or MS 126, December 10, 1901] to be taking place - - whether one knows it or not, whether one believes it or not, whether one accepts it or not, and/or whether one teaches it or not.

    Therefore, will (1.) the Lord's penitent and openly "Christian" Seventh-day Adventists be clear with the Lord God, if they consent to "receive," support, maintain, and heap to themselves (2.) Satan's impenitent and openly "heathen" "Laodiceans;" who are readily and spiritually discernible, because of their open "idolatry," and/or because of their open "heathenism" in an openly "heathen" and thus in a spiritually discernible and yet professing religious guise, professing "Christian" guise, and professing Seventh-day Adventist guise; and, rather than restore and maintain their necessary "DISTINCTION" from such impenitent and open "heathen" "Laodiceans," should (1.) the Lord's penitent and openly "Christian" Seventh-day Adventists consent to "receive," support, maintain, and heap to themselves (2.) Satan's impenitent and openly "heathen" "Laodiceans" in order to allow them to teach what they heathenishly claim is TRUTH on any subject, especially on salvation-related subjects - - to include, for example, (A.) what they heathenishly claim is TRUTH on the subject of "worship;" and/or (B.) what they heathenishly claim is TRUTH on the subject of "Sabbath" keeping, while they heathenishly and wickedly ignore the subject of their open "Sabbath" polluting with open "idolatry," which they are so predictably, heathenishly, and deeply involved in; and/or (C.) what they heathenishly claim is TRUTH on the subject of open "heathenism;" and/or (D.) what they heathenishly claim is TRUTH on the subject of disguised and yet openly "heathen" "gods" "worship;" and/or (E.) what they heathenishly claim is TRUTH on the subject of disguised and yet openly "heathen" "idols" "worship;" and/or (F.) what they heathenishly claim is TRUTH on the subject of the predictable fact that the lost and "great mass" of impenitent and "heathen" "Laodiceans" will characteristically refuse to "repent" that they "have" historically and openly "made" pictures, statues, and/or "images" "to represent Jehovah" and thus that they "have" historically caused open "idolatry" and thus the open "falsehood of idolatry" and thus open "Sabbath"-polluting and therefore disguised self or "vain" "worship" and also the disguised "Satan" "worship" of Satan's openly "heathen" and "Laodicean" rank of the idolatrously "lying" "synagogue of Satan," from within, to deceptively "spread like a plague throughout the land?" - - Please remember or see Exodus 20:3 [2SAT 181:7, or MS 126, December 10, 1901; Exodus 20:3; 1 Chronicles 16:26; ST June 2, 1881, or 1ST 231:2:3; 1 Chronicles 16:26; Ezekiel 20:15-16; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4 (4T 87:2, written in 1876; TM 16:2; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; Revelation 3:9; Proverbs 12:22; Exodus 20:16; PP 309:2-3; Exodus 20:16; 1BC 1108:1:1, or MS 58, 1900; Exodus 20:16; Ezekiel 13:22; Revelation 3:9; 16MR 108:1, or Letter 19d, 1892; Revelation 3:9; 7BC 962:2:1, or Letter 66, 1894; Revelation 3:9; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; Revelation 1:9; 2:9; 3:9, 14-22; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 7BC 970:1:7, or Letter 121, 1903; 7BC 970:1:2, or Letter 164, 1909; 7BC 970:1:3, or MS 27, 1899; 7BC 970:1:6, or Letter 76, 1900; 7BC 970:1:7, or Letter 121, 1903; AA 248:4-249:1; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:3-4; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST June 2, 1881, or 1ST 231:2:3; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; Ezekiel 11:12; 20:15-16; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:1, 4; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; 1SAT 17:4, or MS 5, 1885; Matthew 15:9; 1T 296:2-297:2; Matthew 15:9; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; PP 305:4-306:1, 336:2; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; 1BC 1108:1:1, or MS 58, 1900; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; and James 2:10-19, 20-26)].

    "The first commandment is a requirement in reference to man's worship." --- 2SAT 181:7, "The Giving of the Law;" or MS 126, December 10, 1901.

    "'Thou shalt have [i.e., thus, again, from this inspired text, in considering the command and action word, 'have' (Exodus 20:3), according to the Testimony of Jesus from 2SAT 181:7, which was just cited immediately above, together with an expanded translation from the Hebrew, thou shalt 'have' also means thou shalt 'follow;' 'like;' 'become like;' 'be like;' 'be occupied with;' 'use;' 'cause;' 'require;' 'cause to be made;' and/or 'worship;' and/or 'have'] no other gods before Me,' is the first great command, and upon this command depends all the rest. [Exodus 20:3.] This is the substance of all obedience. Let those who profess to be Christians remember that profession will not save them. The life which Christ alone can give is given upon condition of obedience, an obedience which takes in the whole man, - - mind, heart, soul, and strength. This is TRUE SANCTIFICATION. 'This do, and thou shalt live,' is the only genuine definition of SANCTIFICATION. [Luke 10:28.]." --- ST August 2, 1899, "The Two Great Principles of the Law;" or 4ST 50:1:1. Bracketed pastoral notes supplied.

    "There are fearful woes for those who preach the TRUTH, but are not SANCTIFIED by it, and also for those who consent to receive and maintain the UNSANCTIFIED to minister to them in word and doctrine." --- 1T 261:4-262:1, "Great Distress Coming," written in 1862.

    "If God pronounces a woe upon those who are called to preach the TRUTH and refuse to obey, a heavier woe rests upon those who take upon them this sacred work without clean hands and pure hearts. As there are woes for those who preach the TRUTH, while they are UNSANCTIFIED in heart and life, so there are woes for those who receive and maintain the UNSANCTIFIED in the position which they cannot fill." --- 2T 552:2, "Selfishness Rebuked," written in 1870.

    "Men will go on in their own UNSANCTIFIED, unholy spirit [i.e., and/or 'men will go on in their own' Satanic, openly heathen, and 'UNSANCTIFIED' energy, influence, power, and/or 'unholy spirit']; and, as they advance, become more self-confident, more satisfied with their UNSANCTIFIED selves. They are not led by the Lord, and men's wisdom is to them like a higher form and source of good, as Satan presented to Adam and Eve. But it is the deceiving power [i.e., and/or 'but it is the' Satanic, openly heathen, and 'UNSANCTIFIED' energy, influence, spirit, and/or 'deceiving power'] of the enemy. The mystery of iniquity will work [i.e., is heathenishly working], clothed in angel's robes." --- 1888 Materials, "The Ellen G. White 1888 Materials," "The Review and Herald Office," written in 1893. Bracketed pastoral notes supplied.

    ". . . . aiding the enemy [i.e., and/or aiding Satan, who is a robber or thief, the father of lies, the adversary of souls, the enemy of God and man, the master of deception, the archdeceiver, a liar, a murderer from the beginning, a destroyer, a false accuser of the TRUE brethren, a deceiver, a tormentor, a rebel, an apostate, and the secretly disguised god of this world and of both ancient and modern heathenism in a professing sheep's clothing guise, in a professing religious guise, in a professing Christian guise, and/or in a professing Seventh day Adventist guise] . . . The term 'lukewarm' is applicable to this class." --- 4T 87:2, "The Testing Process," written in 1876. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "Satan, by means of his success in TURNING man ASIDE from the path of obedience, became 'the god of this world.' 2 Corinthians 4:4." --- PK 682:2, "The Coming of a Deliverer," written in 1915.

    "'Thou shalt have [i.e., thus, again, from this inspired text, in considering the command and action word, 'have' from God's first commandment in Exodus 20:3, according to the Testimony of Jesus from 2SAT 181:7, or MS 126, December 10, 1901, which was cited earlier above, together with an expanded translation from the Hebrew, thou shalt 'have' also means thou shalt 'follow;' 'like;' 'become like;' 'be like;' 'be occupied with;' 'use;' 'cause;' 'require;' 'cause to be made;' 'worship;' and/or 'have'] no other gods before Me,' is the first great command, and upon this command depends all the rest. [Exodus 20:3.] This is the substance of all obedience. Let those who profess to be Christians remember that profession will not save them. The life which Christ alone can give is given upon condition of obedience, an obedience which takes in the whole man, - - mind, heart, soul, and strength. This is TRUE SANCTIFICATION. 'This do, and thou shalt live,' is the only genuine definition of SANCTIFICATION. [Luke 10:28.]. . . .
    Those who claim to be the children of God, and yet do not obey His commands, who are hearers but not doers of the Word [i.e., thus, again, we note that they are foolish and stony ground 'hearers but not doers of the Word'], are regarded by the Lord as bankers regard fraudulent bank-notes. They are not genuine. They claim the name of Christian, but in reality they are heathen. To those who do not practise it, the Word of God is a dead letter. Christ says of such, 'I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm [i.e., and/or so then because thou art 'aiding' Satan, the secretly disguised god of ancient and present-day heathenism; and/or so then because thou art 'aiding the enemy,' which is precisely what the predictably and frequently misused, mishandled, misrepresented, misapplied, and thus obviously misunderstood term, 'lukewarm,' really means, according to the all-knowing and unchangeable Lord God, just as we have already clearly and repeatedly seen from 4T 87:2, which was written in 1876, and which was cited again just two Heaven sent quotations above], and neither cold nor hot, I will spew thee out of My mouth.' [Revelation 3:15-16.] If they realized that they were sinners, He could plead in their behalf, and the Lord would arouse them by His Holy Spirit. But He can not present them to the Father; for they are worse than dead in trespasses and sins. They hear the Word, but make no application of it to themselves. Instead, they apply the Word to their neighbors. God can be no power [i.e., no Christian energy; no Christian influence; no Christian hold; no Christian strength; no Christian control; no Christian Inspiration; no third person of the Christian Godhead; no Christian Latter Rain; no Christian Holy Spirit; and/or no Christian 'power'] to lukewarm Laodiceans." --- ST August 2, 1899, "The Two Great Principles of the Law;" or 4ST 50:1:1, 4. Bracketed pastoral notes supplied.

    ". . . . heathen . . . worse than dead . . . lukewarm Laodiceans." --- ST August 2, 1899, "The Two Great Principles of the Law;" or 4ST 50:1:4.

    "God can be no power [i.e., no Christian energy; no Christian influence; no Christian hold; no Christian strength; no Christian control; no Christian Inspiration; no third person of the Christian Godhead; no Christian Latter Rain; no Christian Holy Spirit; and/or no Christian 'power'] to lukewarm Laodiceans." --- ST August 2, 1899, "The Two Great Principles of the Law;" or 4ST 50:1:4. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "The message to the Laodicean church is applicable to our condition. How plainly is pictured the position of those who think they have all the TRUTH, who take pride in their knowledge of the Word of God, while its SANCTIFYING power [i.e., and/or 'while its SANCTIFYING' and Christian energy; Christian influence; Christian hold; Christian strength; Christian control; Christian Inspiration; third person of the Christian Godhead; Christian Latter Rain; Christian Holy Spirit; and/or Christian 'power'] has not been felt in their lives. The fervor of the love of God is wanting in their hearts . . . .
   
The TRUE Witness says of a cold, lifeless, Christless church [i.e., and/or 'the TRUE Witness says of a cold, lifeless,' highly visible false christ god of ancient and present-day heathenism promoting and/or 'Christless church'], 'I know thy works [i.e., 'I know thy' Laodicean, and/or thus enemy-aiding or lukewarm, and/or thus Sabbath-polluting, and/or thus idolatrous, and/or therefore heathen 'works'], that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm [i.e., and/or so then because thou art 'aiding' Satan; who is the secretly disguised and heathen god of this world, of ancient and present-day heathenism, and of historical and openly heathen Laodiceanism, from within; and/or so then because thou art 'aiding the enemy' or 'lukewarm' (4T 87:2, written in 1876)], and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of My mouth' (Revelation 3:15, 16). Mark the following Words: 'Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not [i.e., this 'knowest not' condition is a sinfully and 'willfully ignorant' condition, and is not an 'excuse' for cherished, private, open, and/or corporate 'sins,' nor is it an 'excuse' for cherished, private, open, and/or personal 'sins' like Satan's openly heathen Laodiceans, from within, have frequently, falsely, characteristically, and predictably 'perverted' and/or 'subverted' the 'knowest not' condition to supposedly mean; but, in reality, this 'knowest not' condition is a sinfully and 'willfully ignorant' condition, and is thus a call for genuine 'repentance,' because all 'sins of ignorance call not for excuse but for repentance,' just as these salvation-related matters are clearly seen in 7BC 963, or MS 138, 1902 (ST July 22, 1880, or 1ST 172:3:2-173:1:1); 7BC 963, or MS 138, 1902 (7BC 961:2:3, or MS 33, 1894; and, thus, also, please see 'perverted' and/or 'subverted' and much more in Titus 3:10-11)] that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked' (Rev. 3:17). Here is represented a people who pride themselves in their possession of spiritual knowledge and advantages [i.e., and/or 'here is represented a people who pride themselves in' what really amounts to 'their' 'heathen,' 'lukewarm,' 'Laodicean,' 'Pharisaic,' merely physical but not spiritual, and thus 'phylacteries' like 'possession of spiritual knowledge and advantages,' as clearly seen in 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4; 1SM 357:1-2, 406:1; 6T 146:1; DA 258:1; 1 Chronicles 16:35; DA 28:1, 29:2, 35:3-36:2, 258:1, 279:2-280:1, 280:3; Revelation 3:9, 14-22; and DA 258:1, 280:3 (Matthew 23:1-2, 3-5)]. But they have not responded to the unmerited blessings that God has bestowed upon them. They have been full of rebellion [i.e., thus, please see 'rebellion' and more in 1 Samuel 15:22-23], ingratitude, and forgetfulness of God; and, still, He has dealt with them as a loving, forgiving father deals with an ungrateful, wayward son. They have resisted His grace, abused His privileges, slighted His opportunities, and have been satisfied to sink down in contentment, in lamentable ingratitude, hollow formalism, and hypocritical insincerity. With Pharisaic pride [i.e., thus, in consideration of this 'Pharisaic pride,' if you wish, please see Satan's ancient and present-day, open 'idolatry' promoting and/or openly 'heathen,' and 'Laodicean' 'Pharisees,' from within, as clearly discussed and revealed by the all-knowing and unchangeable Lord God in Revelation 3:9, 14-22; DA 28:1, 29:2, 35:3-36:2, 78:4-83:3, 100:5-101:3, 105:6-106:2, 152:3, 224:5-225:1, 258:1, 279:2-280:1, 280:3, 310:2, 310:5, 397:3-398:4, 540:3, 610:1 613:4, 733:1, 737:5-738:1, 738:5-739:3, 741:1-2; DA 258:1; 1 Chronicles 16:35; DA 540:3; 16MR 108:1, or Letter 19d, 1892; 7BC 962:2:1, or Letter 66, 1894; 7BC 970:1:2, or Letter 164, 1909; 7BC 970:1:3, or MS 27, 1899; 7BC 970:1:6, or Letter 76, 1900; 7BC 970:1:7, or Letter 121, 1903 (AA 248:4-249:1; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:3-4; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST June 2, 1881, or 1ST 231:2:3; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; Ezekiel 11:12; 20:15-16; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:1, 4; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; 1SAT 17:4, or MS 5, 1885; Matthew 15:9; 1T 296:2-297:2; Matthew 15:9; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; PP 305:4-5, 305:6-306:1, 336:2; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; Exodus 20:3, 13, 16; John 8:44; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; John 8:44; James 2:10; Exodus 20:13; 5BC 1107:1:1, or RH January 30, 1900; Exodus 20:13; James 2:10; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; ST May 6, 1880, or 1ST 154:2:12, 15; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; and James 2:10-19, 20-26)], they have vaunted themselves till it has been said of them, 'Thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing.' [Revelation 3:17.]." --- 1SM 357:1-2, "Christ Our Righteousness Presented as Old Truth in New Framework," "The Laodicean Message;" or RH July 23, 1889. Bracketed pastoral notes supplied.

    ". . . . aiding the enemy [i.e., and/or aiding Satan, who is a robber or thief, the father of lies, a liar, a murderer from the beginning, a destroyer, a false accuser of the TRUE brethren, a deceiver, a tormentor, a rebel, an apostate, and the secretly disguised god of this world and of both ancient and modern heathenism in a professing sheep's clothing guise, in a professing religious guise, in a professing Christian guise, and/or in a professing Seventh day Adventist guise] . . . The term 'lukewarm' is applicable to this class." --- 4T 87:2, "The Testing Process," written in 1876. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "God can be no power [i.e., no Christian energy; no Christian influence; no Christian hold; no Christian strength; no Christian control; no Christian Inspiration; no third person of the Christian Godhead; no Christian Latter Rain; no Christian Holy Spirit; and/or no Christian 'power'] to lukewarm Laodiceans." --- ST August 2, 1899, "The Two Great Principles of the Law;" or 4ST 50:1:4. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    ". . . . aiding the enemy [i.e., and/or aiding Satan, who is a robber or thief, the father of lies, a liar, a murderer from the beginning, a destroyer, a false accuser of the TRUE brethren, a deceiver, a tormentor, a rebel, an apostate, and the secretly disguised god of this world and of both ancient and modern heathenism in a professing sheep's clothing guise, in a professing religious guise, in a professing Christian guise, and/or in a professing Seventh day Adventist guise] . . . The term 'lukewarm' is applicable to this class." --- 4T 87:2, "The Testing Process," written in 1876. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "Satan gives his power [i.e., and/or 'Satan gives his' heathen, spiritualistic, sorcery based, witchcraft-based, bewitching, and/or Satanic energy, strength; inspiration; entrancing charm; enchantment; beguilement that takes possession; third person of his heathen godhead; counterfeit latter rain; hold; control; influence; spirit; and/or 'power'] to those who are aiding him [i.e., thus, also, please remember that 'aiding the enemy' is the very Heaven sent definition of the 'lukewarm,' just as we have already clearly and repeatedly seen from the all-knowing and unchangeable Lord God's definition of the term, 'lukewarm,' in 4T 87:2, which is cited immediately above and below] in his deceptions; therefore those who claim to have the great power of God can only be discerned by the great detector, the law of Jehovah. The Lord tells us if it were possible they would deceive the very elect. The sheep's clothing seems so real, so genuine, that the wolf can be discerned only as we go to God's great moral standard and there find that they are transgressors [i.e., there find that they are open sinners; and/or there find that they are open 'transgressors'] of the law of Jehovah." --- 6BC 1106:1:2, "2 Corinthians," "An Unfailing Test;" or RH August 25, 1885. Bracketed pastoral notes supplied.

    ". . . . aiding the enemy [i.e., and/or aiding Satan, who is a robber or thief, the father of lies, a liar, a murderer from the beginning, a destroyer, a false accuser of the TRUE brethren, a deceiver, a tormentor, a rebel, an apostate, and the secretly disguised god of this world and of both ancient and modern heathenism in a professing sheep's clothing guise, in a professing religious guise, in a professing Christian guise, and/or in a professing Seventh day Adventist guise] . . . The term 'lukewarm' is applicable to this class." --- 4T 87:2, "The Testing Process," written in 1876. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "The TRUE Witness condemns the lukewarm condition of the people of God [i.e., and/or 'the TRUE Witness condemns' the 'lukewarm' 'condition,' and/or the 'aiding the enemy' 'condition,' and/or the 'aiding' 'Satan' 'condition,' and/or the 'aiding' the idolatrous or heathen 'god of this world' 'condition' of the merely 'professed' 'people of God' (i.e., see 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 3T 252:1-2, 254:2-255:1, 257:2-3, 265:2-266:2, 266:3-267:1, 267:2; 2 Chronicles 36:14; SpTB02:47:2; 2 Chronicles 36:14; 3T 266:3-267:1, 267:2; 2 Chronicles 36:14; SpTB02:47:2-3; 2 Chronicles 36:14; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; and PK 682:2)], which gives Satan great power over them in this waiting, watching time [i.e., and/or 'which gives Satan great' heathen, spiritualistic, sorcery-based, witchcraft based, bewitching, and/or Satanic energy; strength; inspiration; entrancing charm; hypnotic enchantment; beguilement that takes possession; counterfeit latter rain; third person of his heathen godhead or the heathen goddess, who represents Satan's heathen power or spirit over a people, and whose festival or 'appointed holiday' is 'Easter' (i.e., see FE 320:4-321:1; 1888 GC 386:4-387:1; 1T 296:2-297:2), which is a name derived from her heathen and Anglo-Saxon name of 'Eastre' (i.e., see Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia, 1976 edition, pages 405-406 on 'Easter;' or the 1976 edition of 10BC 405-406), and thus 'Easter' is also understandably described by the sure Word of the Testimony of Jesus as being part of the openly heathen 'old trick of Satan' (i.e., see 1888 GC 386:4-387:1), who is the idolatrous and heathen 'god of this world' (PK 682:2) and of ancient and present-day heathenism; heathen hold; heathen control; heathen influence; heathen spirit; and/or heathen 'power over them in this waiting, watching time']." --- 3T 255:1, "Testimony for the Church," "The Laodicean Church," written in 1873. Bracketed pastoral notes supplied.

    ". . . . aiding the enemy [i.e., and/or aiding Satan, who is a robber or thief, the father of lies, a liar, a murderer from the beginning, a destroyer, a false accuser of the TRUE brethren, a deceiver, a tormentor, a rebel, an apostate, and the secretly disguised god of this world and of both ancient and modern heathenism in a professing sheep's clothing guise, in a professing religious guise, in a professing Christian guise, and/or in a professing Seventh day Adventist guise] . . . The term 'lukewarm' is applicable to this class." --- 4T 87:2, "The Testing Process," written in 1876. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "As the people of God [i.e., and/or as the TRUE people of God] approach the perils of the LAST days, Satan holds earnest consultation with his angels as to the most successful plan of overthrowing their faith. He sees that the POPULAR churches [i.e., to include: (1.) Satan's deceptive; openly sinning; deceptively impenitent; literally classic, highly visible, and open idolatry deceptively promoting; and also open Sunday-keeping deceptively promoting, or a Satanic and counterfeit sabbath and man-made institution of open heathenism deceptively promoting; and therefore openly heathen, cold, Babylonian, and 'POPULAR churches,' from without; and, also, (2.) Satan's even more deceptive; openly even more sinning; even more deceptively impenitent; literally classic, highly visible, and open idolatry even more deceptively promoting; and thus open Sabbath-polluting deceptively promoting, or yet another Satanic and counterfeit sabbath and man-made institution of open heathenism even more deceptively promoting; and therefore openly heathen, lukewarm, Laodicean, and 'POPULAR churches,' from within] are already lulled to sleep by his deceptive power. By pleasing sophistry and lying wonders he can continue to hold them under his control. Therefore, he directs his angels to lay their snares especially for those wh o are looking for the second advent of Christ, and endeavoring to keep all the commandments of God.
    Says the great deceiver: 'We must watch those who are calling the attention of the people to the Sabbath of Jehovah; they will lead many to see the claims of the law of God; and the same light which reveals the TRUE Sabbath, reveals also the ministration of Christ in the Heavenly Sanctuary, and shows that the LAST work for man's salvation is now going forward. Hold the minds of the people in darkness [i.e., and/or in 'heathenism' (AA 248:1 249:1; 7BC 970:1:7, or Letter 121, 1903; AA 248:1-249:1; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:3-4; and 1 Chronicles 16:35)] till that work is ended, and we shall secure the world and the church also.'
    'The Sabbath is the great question which is to decide the destiny of souls. We must exalt the sabbath of our creating [i.e., thus, the 'sabbath' of Satan's heathenish 'creating' includes two classes: (1.) the POPULAR and open Sunday-keeping with the highly visible and open idolatry of Satan's deceptive, openly sinning, deceptively impenitent, and openly heathen Babylonians, from without, is one openly heathen and counterfeit 'sabbath' of Satan's 'creating;' and, furthermore, although predictably over-looked and widely neglected, (2.) the POPULAR and open Sabbath-polluting with the highly visible and open idolatry of Satan's even more deceptive, openly even more sinning, even more deceptively impenitent, and openly heathen Laodiceans, from within, is also yet another openly heathen and counterfeit 'sabbath' of Satan's 'creating']. We have caused it to be accepted by both worldlings and church-members; now the church must be led to unite with the world in its support. We must work by signs and wonders to blind their eyes to the TRUTH, and lead them to LAY ASIDE reason and the fear of God, and follow custom and tradition.'
    'I will influence POPULAR ministers [i.e., please remember these 'POPULAR ministers' include two classes: (1.) Satan's deceptive, openly sinning, deceptively impenitent, POPULAR and open Sunday-keeping, and also open idolatry deceptively promoting, and therefore openly heathen, cold, Babylonian, and 'POPULAR ministers,' from without; and, furthermore, although predictably over-looked and widely neglected, (2.) Satan's even more deceptive, openly even more sinning, even more deceptively impenitent, POPULAR and open Sabbath-polluting, and thus also open idolatry even more deceptively promoting, and therefore openly heathen, lukewarm, Laodicean, and 'POPULAR ministers,' from within] to TURN the attention of their hearers from the commandments of God. That which the Scriptures declare to be a perfect law of liberty shall be [i.e., now is] represented as a yoke of bondage. The people accept their ministers' explanations of Scripture, and do not investigate for themselves. Therefore, by working through the ministers, I can control the people according to my will.'
    'But our principal concern is to silence this sect of Sabbath-keepers. We must excite POPULAR indignation against them. We will enlist great men and worldly-wise men upon our side, and induce those in authority [i.e., and/or 'induce those in' openly heathen and thus counterfeit 'authority'] to carry out our PURPOSES. . . When death shall be made the penalty of violating our sabbath [i.e., and/or 'of violating our' Sunday 'sabbath'], then many who are now ranked with commandment-keepers will come over to our side.'" --- 4SP 337:1-338:3, "The Snares of Satan," written in 1884. Bracketed pastoral notes supplied.

    ". . . . aiding the enemy [i.e., and/or aiding Satan, who is a robber or thief, the father of lies, a liar, a murderer from the beginning, a destroyer, a false accuser of the TRUE brethren, a deceiver, a tormentor, a rebel, an apostate, and the secretly disguised god of this world and of both ancient and modern heathenism in a professing sheep's clothing guise, in a professing religious guise, in a professing Christian guise, and/or in a professing Seventh day Adventist guise] . . . The term 'lukewarm' is applicable to this class." --- 4T 87:2, "The Testing Process," written in 1876. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "Multitudes will exult [i.e., are now exulting] that God is working marvelously for them, when the work is that of another spirit [i.e., and/or 'when the work is that of another' heathen, spiritualistic, sorcery-based, witchcraft-based, bewitching, and/or Satanic energy; hold; strength; inspiration; entrancing charm; hypnotic enchantment; beguilement that takes possession; counterfeit latter rain; third person of his heathen godhead or the heathen goddess, who represents Satan's heathen power or spirit over a people, and whose festival or 'appointed holiday' is 'Easter' (i.e., see FE 320:4-321:1; 1888 GC 386:4-387:1; 1T 296:2 297:2), which is a name derived from her heathen and Anglo-Saxon name of 'Eastre' (i.e., Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia, 1976 edition, pages 405-406 on 'Easter;' or the 1976 edition of 10BC 405-406), and thus 'Easter' is also understandably described by the sure Word of the Testimony of Jesus as being part of the openly heathen 'old trick of Satan' (i.e., see 1888 GC 386:4-387:1), who is the idolatrous and heathen 'god of this world' (PK 682:2) and of ancient and present-day heathenism; heathen hold; heathen control; heathen influence; heathen power; and/or heathen 'spirit']. Under a religious guise, Satan will seek [i.e., has now already sought] to extend [i.e., has now already extended] his influence over the Christian world. [1911 GC 464:2.]. . . .
    . . . . It is only as the law of God is restored to its rightful position that there can be a revival [i.e., a TRUE, Christian, and Seventh-day Adventist 'revival'] of primitive faith and godliness among His professed people. 'Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls.' Jeremiah 6:16. [1911 GC 478:4.]. . . .
    The tempter often works most successfully through those who are least suspected of being under his control [i.e., and/or 'the tempter often works most successfully through those who are least suspected of being under his' heathen, spiritualistic, sorcery-based, witchcraft-based, bewitching, and/or Satanic energy; hold; strength; inspiration; entrancing charm; hypnotic enchantment; beguilement that takes possession; counterfeit latter rain; third person of his heathen godhead or the heathen goddess, who represents Satan's heathen power or spirit over a people, and whose festival or 'appointed holiday' is 'Easter' (i.e., see FE 320:4-321:1; 1888 GC 386:4-387:1; 1T 296:2-297:2), which is a name derived from her heathen and Anglo-Saxon name of 'Eastre' (i.e., see Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia, 1976 edition, pages 405-406 on 'Easter;' or the 1976 edition of 10BC 405 406), and thus 'Easter' is also understandably 'described by the sure Word of the Testimony of Jesus as being part of the openly heathen 'old trick of Satan' (i.e., see 1888 GC 386:4 387:1), who is the idolatrous and heathen 'god of this world' (PK 682:2) and of ancient and present-day heathenism; heathen hold; heathen influence; heathen power; heathen spirit; and/or heathen 'control']. The possessors of talent and education are admired and honored, as if these qualities could atone for the absence of the fear of God or entitle men to His favor. Talent and culture, considered in themselves, are gifts of God; but, when these are made to supply the place of piety, when, instead of bringing the soul nearer to God, they lead AWAY from Him, then, they become a curse and a snare. The opinion [i.e., and/or the openly 'heathen' 'god' and/or 'idol of opinion' of ancient and of present-day, impenitent, openly 'heathen,' 'enemy'-'aiding' or 'lukewarm,' and 'Laodicean' 'Pharisees,' from within, as clearly seen in 1 Chronicles 16:26; 5T 83:3-84:1, 171:2-3, 173:4-174:1, written in 1882; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; PP 336:2; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; DA 258:1; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; DA 28:1, 29:2, 35:3-36:2, 258:1, 279:2-280:1, 280:3; Revelation 3:9, 14-22; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 7BC 970:1:7, or Letter 121, 1903; AA 248:4-249:1; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:3-4; 1SM 357:1-2, 357:3-358:1, 406:1; 6T 146:1; 7BC 959:2:1, or RH August 20, 1903; 6T 146:1; Ecclesiastes 3:15; RH April 20, 1897, or 3RH 458:1:3; DA 258:1; KC 153:4; 7BC 959:2:1, or RH August 20, 1903; KC 153:4; DA 258:1; 1 Chronicles 16:35; DA 258:1; DA 28:1, 29:2, 35:3-36:2, 258:1, 279:2-280:1, 280:3, 310:2, 540:3; 16MR 108:1, or Letter 19d, 1892; 7BC 962:2:1, or Letter 66, 1894; 7BC 962:2:2, or MS 61, 1898; 7BC 961:2:3-4, or MS 33, 1894; 7BC 963, or MS 138, 1902; 7BC 963:2:4-5, or Letter 44, 1903; 7BC 966:2:4, or MS 139, 1903; 7BC 970:1:2, or Letter 164, 1909; 7BC 970:1:3, or MS 27, 1899; 7BC 970:1:6, or Letter 76, 1900; 7BC 970:1:7, or Letter 121, 1903; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 7BC 970:1:7, or Letter 121, 1903; AA 248:4-249:1; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:3-4; 1 Chronicles 16:35; AA 248:4-249:1; 1 Chronicles 16:35; EW 48:2-50:3, 50:4-51:1, 66:3-67:1, 67:2, 269:1-2, 270:1, 270:2, 270:3, 270:4, 270:5 271:2, 271:3, 272:1-2, 272:3-273:1, written in 1882; 5T 83:3-84:1, written in 1882; EW 272:1 2, 272:3-273:1, written in 1882; 5T 83:3-84:1, written in 1882; EW 272:1-2, 272:3-273:1, written in 1882; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:1, 4; 1SM 357:1-2, 357:3 358:1, or RH July 23, 1889; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 6BC 1106:1:2, or RH August 25, 1885; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 3T 255:1; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4 (1 Chronicles 16:35; ST June 2, 1881, or 1ST 231:2:3; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; Ezekiel 11:12; 20:15-16; 1 Chronicles 16:26; SD 57, or MS 2, 1893; ST May 19, 1881, or 1ST 227:3:2; SD 57, or MS 2, 1893; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; DA 258:1; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; DA 28:1, 29:2, 35:3-36:1; Psalms 135:15-18; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; DA 258:1; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; DA 28:1, 29:2, 35:3-36:1; Psalms 115:2-8; 119:126, 137-138, 142, 172-173; 1 Chronicles 16:26; PK 682:2; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; RH August 19, 1890, or 2RH 419-420; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; 1SAT 17:4, or MS 5, 1885; Matthew 15:9; Mark 7:7-8a; 5T 707:2; Mark 7:7-8a; Matthew 15:9; 1T 296:2-297:2; Matthew 15:9; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; PP 305:4-5, 305:6 306:1, 336:2; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; and James 2:10-19, 20-26)] prevails with many that all which appears like courtesy or refinement must, in some sense, pertain to Christ. Never was there a greater mistake. These qualities should grace the character of every Christian, for they would exert a powerful influence in favor of TRUE religion; but they must be consecrated to God, or they also are a power for evil. Many a man of cultured intellect and pleasant manners, who would not stoop to what is commonly regarded as an immoral act, is but a polished instrument in the hands of Satan. The insidious, deceptive character of his influence and example renders him a more dangerous enemy to the cause of Christ than are those who are ignorant and uncultured. [1911 GC 509:2.]. . . .
    While Satan is constantly seeking to blind their minds to the fact, let Christians never forget that they 'wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness [i.e., and/or against the rulers of the 'heathenism' (AA 249:1)] of this world, against wicked spirits in high places.' Ephesians 6:12, margin. The inspired warning is sounding down the centuries to our time: 'Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.' 1 Peter 5:8. 'Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.' Ephesians 6:11. [1911 GC 510:1.].
    From the days of Adam to our own time, our great enemy has been exercising his power to oppress and destroy. He is now preparing for his LAST campaign against the church [i.e., and/or against the 'people' who will be found by God in His Judgment to really be 'faithful souls' or the TRUE 'church' (AA 11:3; and UL 315:5, or Letter 108, October 28, 1886); and/or against the 'people' who will be found by God in His Judgment to really be 'the people who love God and keep His commandments' or the TRUE 'church,' as clearly seen in Genesis 18:25; Psalms 50:6; Hebrews 12:23; MH 484:2; Hebrews 12:23; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; MH 484:2; Hebrews 12:23; AA 11:3; UL 315:5; 1SM 357:1-2, or RH July 23, 1889; UL 315:5; 1NL 99:1:5-99:2:3, or MS 156, 1898; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4 (1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; Ezekiel 11:12; 20:15-16; 1 Chronicles 16:26; SD 57, or MS 2, 1893; ST May 19, 1881, or 1ST 227:3:2; SD 57, or MS 2, 1893; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; 1SAT 17:4, or MS 5, 1885; Matthew 15:9; Mark 7:7-8a; 5T 707:2; Mark 7:7-8a; Matthew 15:9; 1T 296:2-297:2; Matthew 15:9; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; PP 305:4-5, 305:6-306:1, 336:2; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; and James 2:10-19, 20-26)]. All who seek to follow Jesus will be brought into conflict with this relentless foe. The more nearly the Christian imitates the divine Pattern, the more surely will he make himself a mark for the attacks of Satan. All who are actively engaged in the cause of God, seeking to unveil the deceptions of the evil one and to present Christ before the people, will be able to join in the Testimony of Paul, in which he speaks of serving the Lord with all humility of mind, with many tears and temptations. [1911 GC 510:2.].
    Satan assailed Christ with his fiercest and most subtle temptations, but he was repulsed in every conflict. Those battles were fought in our behalf; those victories make it possible for us to conquer. Christ will give strength to all who seek it. No man without his own consent can be overcome by Satan. The tempter has no power to control the will or to force the soul to sin. He may distress, but he cannot contaminate. He can cause agony, but not defilement. The fact that Christ has conquered should inspire His followers with courage to fight manfully the battle against sin and Satan. [1911 GC 510:3.]. . . .
    Satan can present a counterfeit so closely resembling the TRUTH that it deceives those who are willing to be deceived, who desire to shun the self-denial and sacrifice demanded by the TRUTH; but, it is impossible for him to hold under his power one soul who honestly desires, at whatever cost, to know the TRUTH. Christ is the TRUTH and the 'Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.' John 1:9. The Spirit of TRUTH has been sent to guide men into all TRUTH. And upon the authority of the Son of God it is declared: 'Seek, and ye shall find.' 'If any man will do His will, he shall know of the doctrine.' Matthew 7:7; John 7:17. [1911 GC 528:3.]. . . .
    With the earliest history of man, Satan began his efforts to deceive our race. He who had incited rebellion in Heaven desired to bring the inhabitants of the earth to unite with him in his warfare against the government of God. Adam and Eve had been perfectly happy in obedience to the law of God, and this fact was a constant testimony against the claim which Satan had urged in Heaven, that God's law was oppressive and opposed to the good of His creatures. And furthermore, Satan's envy was excited as he looked upon the beautiful home prepared for the sinless pair. He determined to cause their fall, that, having SEPARATED them from God and brought them under his own power, he might gain possession of the earth and here establish his kingdom [i.e., and/or 'here established his' mammothly deceptive, but spiritually discernible, and/or openly idolatrous, and/or openly heathen 'kingdom'] in opposition to the Most High. [1911 GC 531:1.].
    Had Satan revealed himself in his real character, he would have been repulsed at once, for Adam and Eve had been warned against this dangerous foe; but, he worked in the dark, concealing his PURPOSE [i.e., 'concealing his' wicked, openly sinning, spiritually discernible, and/or openly heathen 'PURPOSE'], that he might more effectually accomplish his object. [1911 GC 531:2.]. . . .
    . . . . Many will be ensnared [i.e., many are now ensnared] through the belief that spiritualism [i.e., and/or through the belief that 'heathenism' (ST May 9, 1906; or 4ST 420)] is a merely human imposture; when brought face to face with manifestations, which they cannot but regard as supernatural, they will be [i.e., they now are] deceived, and will be led [i.e., now are led] to accept them as the great power of God. [1911 GC 553:2.]. . . .
    To the self-indulgent, the pleasure-loving, the sensual, spiritualism [i.e., and/or 'heathenism' (ST May 9, 1906; or 4ST 420)] presents itself under a less subtle disguise than to the more refined and intellectual; in its grosser forms they find that which is in harmony with their inclinations. Satan studies every indication of the frailty of human nature, he marks the sins, which each individual is inclined to commit; and, then, he takes care that opportunities shall not be wanting to gratify the tendency to evil. He tempts men to excess in that which is in itself lawful, causing them, through intemperance, to weaken physical, mental, and moral power. He has destroyed and is destroying thousands through the indulgence of the passions, thus brutalizing the entire nature of man. And to complete his work, , he declares [i.e., and/or, thus, 'to complete his' openly heathen 'work,' as Satan has already done with today's decidedly impenitent, spiritually discernible, and/or openly heathen Laodiceans, in one heathenish way or another, in effect, 'he' and his impenitent, openly heathen, and Laodicean agents frequently and manifestly 'declare'] through the spirits that 'TRUE knowledge places man above all law;' that 'whatever is, is right;' that 'God doth not condemn;' and that 'all sins which are committed are innocent.' When the people are thus led to believe that desire [i.e., thus, also, please remember this openly covetous and/or openly idolatrous 'desire,' and much more in PP 309:4-5 (Exodus 20:17; Colossians 3:5; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; Malachi 3:6; Deuteronomy 4:12-16, 17-18; 6:14; Malachi 3:6; Exodus 20:17; PP 309:4-5, 316:1; and 5T 83:3-84:1, 217:1 2, written in 1882)] is the highest law, that liberty is license, and that man is accountable only to himself, who can wonder that CORRUPTION and depravity teem on every hand? Multitudes eagerly accept teachings that leave them at liberty to obey the promptings of the carnal heart [i.e., and/or 'multitudes eagerly accept teachings that leave them at liberty to obey the promptings of the' Satanic, worldly, wicked, natural, unrenewed, unconverted, spiritually discernible, and/or openly heathen, and/or 'carnal heart']. The reins of self-control are laid upon the neck of lust, the powers of mind and soul are made subject to the animal propensities, and Satan exultingly sweeps into his net thousands who profess to be followers of Christ. [1911 GC 555:3-556:1.]. . . .
    It is TRUE that spiritualism [i.e., and/or it is TRUE that 'heathenism' (ST May 9, 1906; or 4ST 420)] is now changing its form and, veiling some of its more objectionable features, is assuming a Christian guise. But its utterances from the platform and the press have been before the public for many years; and, in these, its real character stands revealed. These teachings cannot be denied or hidden. [1911 GC 557:3-558:1.].
    Even in its present form, so far from being more worthy of toleration than formerly, it is really a more dangerous, because a more subtle, deception. While it formerly denounced Christ and the Bible, it now professes to accept both. But the Bible is interpreted in a manner that is pleasing to the unrenewed heart [i.e., and/or 'but the Bible is interpreted in a manner that is pleasing to the' Satanic, worldly, wicked, natural, carnal, unconverted, spiritually discernible, and/or openly heathen, and/or 'unrenewed heart'], while its solemn and vital TRUTHS are made of no effect. Love is dwelt upon as the chief attribute of God, but it is degraded to a weak sentimentalism, making little DISTINCTION between good and evil. God's Justice [i.e., thus, if you wish, please see God's eternal and salvation-related 'principle of Justice;' (1.) which is predictably neglected, insipidly made of none effect, and self-exaltingly and foolishly kept out of sight by (A.) Satan's eternal-life-threatening, mammothly deceptive, openly sinning, impenitent, openly and mammothly 'guilty' before God (ST May 27, 1903, or 4ST 291; KC 106:2), openly Sabbath-polluting, openly idolatrous, spiritually discernible, and/or openly 'heathen' 'Laodiceans,' from within, who are 'lukewarm' and/or are 'aiding' 'Satan' and/or are 'aiding' the heathen 'god of this world' and/or are 'aiding the enemy' (4T 87:2, written in 1876; 7BC 970:1:7, or Letter 121, 1903; AA 248:4 249:1; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:3-4; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; PK 682:2; 1 Chronicles 16:26; Exodus 20:3; and 1 Corinthians 10:14-15), and who have been Satanically and self-exaltingly misled and who thus ever seek to Satanically and self exaltingly mislead other heathenishly impenitent Laodiceans to believe that they are better than or that they in a better position than (B.) Satan's eternal-life-threatening, somewhat less deceptive, openly sinning, impenitent, openly but less 'guilty' before God (ST May 27, 1903, or 4ST 291; KC 106:2), openly Sunday-keeping, openly idolatrous, spiritually discernible, and/or openly heathen Babylonians, from without; and (2.) which is clearly discussed in ST May 27, 1903, or 4ST 291 (KC 106:2), as we shall literally see towards the end of this study], His denunciations of sin, the requirements of His holy law, are all kept out of sight. The people are taught to regard the Decalogue as a dead letter. Pleasing, bewitching fables captivate the senses and lead men to reject the Bible as the foundation of their faith [i.e., and/or 'as the foundation of their' Satanic, devilish, CORRUPTED, worldly, wicked, counterfeit, disguised but spiritually discernible, and/or openly idolatrous, and/or openly heathen 'faith']. Christ is as VERILY denied as before; but Satan has so blinded the eyes of the people [i.e., and/or 'but Satan has so blinded the eyes of the' openly sinning, impenitent, religiously disguised but spiritually discernible, and/or openly idolatrous, and/or openly heathen 'people'] that the deception is not discerned. [1911 GC 558:2.].
    There are few who have any just CONCEPTION of the deceptive power of spiritualism [i.e., and/or of the deceptive power of 'heathenism' (ST May 9, 1906; or 4ST 420)] and the danger of coming under its influence. Many tamper with it merely to gratify their curiosity. They have no real faith in it and would be filled with horror at the thought of yielding themselves to the spirits' control. But they venture upon the FORBIDDEN ground, and the mighty destroyer exercises his power [i.e., and/or 'the mighty destroyer exercises his' bewitching, spiritually discernible, and/or openly heathen energy, control, hold, third person of his heathen godhead, counterfeit latter rain, influence, inspiration, spirit, and/or 'power'] upon them against their will. Let them once be induced to submit their minds to his direction, and he holds them captive. It is impossible, in their own strength, to BREAK AWAY from the bewitching, alluring spell. Nothing but the power of God, granted in answer to the earnest prayer of faith, can deliver these ensnared souls. [1911 GC 558:3.], . . .
    Those who oppose the teachings of spiritualism [i.e., and/or those who oppose the teachings of 'heathenism' (ST May 9, 1906; or 4ST 420)] are assailing, not men alone, but Satan and his angels. They have entered upon a contest against principalities and powers and wicked spirits in high places. Satan will not yield one inch of ground except as he is driven back by the power of Heavenly messengers. The people of God [i.e., the TRUE 'people of God'] should be able to meet him, as did our Saviour, with the Words: 'It is written.' Satan can quote Scripture now as in the days of Christ, and he will pervert its teachings to sustain his delusions. Those who would stand in this time of peril must understand for themselves the Testimony of the Scriptures. [1911 GC 559:3.] . . .
    Satan's policy in this final conflict with God's people is the same that he employed in the opening of the great controversy in Heaven. He professed to be seeking to promote the stability of the divine government, while secretly bending every effort to secure its overthrow. [1911 GC 591:2.]. . . .
    All who value their eternal interests should be on their guard against the inroads of skepticism [i.e., and/or, thus, 'all who value their eternal interests should be on their guard against the inroads of' Satan's eternal-life-destroying, predicted, on-going, 'skepticism' promoting, deceptive and openly 'heathen' Babylonian, even more deceptive and openly 'heathen' 'Laodicean,' 'latter times,' and 'counterfeit' 'revival:' (1.) of open 'heathenism;' and/or (2.) of openly 'heathen idolatry;' and/or (3.) of open 'spiritual adultery' against God, or 'spiritual' 'whoredom' against God, or 'spiritual' 'infidelity' against God; and/or (4.) of the open 'falsehood of idolatry;' and/or (5.) of literal, classical, highly visible, and open 'idolatry;' and/or (6.) of the heathenishly disguised but really open 'communion with the dead,' and, thus, also, of the heathenishly disguised but really open 'communion' with the 'worse than dead;' and/or (7.) of the heathenishly disguised but really open 'deification of the dead;' and/or (8.) of the heathenishly disguised but really open 'worship of the dead;' and/or (9.) of heathenishly disguised but really open and 'modern spiritualism;' and/or (10.) of heathenishly disguised but really open 'sorcery;' and/or (11.) of heathenishly disguised but really open 'witchcraft;' and/or (12.) of heathenishly disguised but really open 'witchcraft and demon worship;' and/or (13.) of heathenishly disguised but really open 'Satan' 'worship;' and/or (14.) of much more that is even right now being predictably excused, cloaked over, supported, maintained, and promoted (A.) by Satan's historical; eternal-life-threatening; worldly; openly sinning; deceptively impenitent; but spiritually discernible, and/or open 'idolatry' deceptively promoting, and/or thus open 'Sabbath'-polluting or yet another 'Satanic' and 'counterfeit' sabbath and man-made institution of open 'heathenism' and/or 'spiritualism' deceptively promoting; and therefore openly spiritualist and/or openly 'heathen' 'Laodiceans,' from within; and/or, thus, (B.) by Satan's openly 'heathen' and 'Laodicean' 'skeptics,' from within; and/or, therefore, (C.) by Satan's openly 'heathen' and 'Laodicean' 'communion' of the 'dead' and of the 'worse than dead,' from within; - - just as all of these salvation-related matters and many more such matters are forewarned of by the all-knowing and unchangeable Lord God as being 'an event to take place immediately before the second advent of Christ,' and thus as being clearly seen in John 15:18-21; 7BC 959:2:1, or RH August 20, 1903; ST September 3, 1894, or 3ST 144:3:1-145:2:2; 7BC 959:2:1, or RH August 20, 1903; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 7BC 970:1:7, or Letter 121, 1903; AA 248:4-249:1; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:3-4; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; ST May 9, 1906, or 4ST 420; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; PP 684:1-686:2; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4; 1 Chronicles 16:35; 2 Chronicles 36:14; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST June 2, 1881, or 1ST 231:2:3; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; Ezekiel 11:12; 16:1-3a, 17; 20:15 16; 1T 296:2-297:2; Ezekiel 11:12; 16:1-3a, 17; 20:15-16; 1 Chronicles 16:26; SD 57, or MS 2, 1893; ST May 19, 1881, or 1ST 227:3:2; SD 57, or MS 2, 1893; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; AA 238:4-239:2; 1 Corinthians 10:14 15; PP 306:2; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; PP 306:2; 5T 12:5-13:1, 83:3-84:1, written in 1882; PP 306:2; Ezekiel 16:1-3a, 17; 20:15-16, 30-32; 23:28-30; 24:24; 30:1-3; 3SM 419:6-420:1, or Letter 132, 1898; Ezekiel 16:1-3a, 17; 23:28-30; 24:24; 30:1-3; 1 Chronicles 16:35; August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4; 1 Chronicles 16:35; AA 238:4-239:2; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; PP 306:2; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; 1BC 1108:1:1, or MS 58, 1900; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; 1T 296:2 297:2; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; Acts 17:16, 29-31; 2SAT 184:6, or 4BC 1145:1:7, or MS 126, December 10, 1901; Acts 17:16, 29-31; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; AA 238:4-239:2; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4; 1 Chronicles 16:35; AA 233:5-235:1, 237:2; Proverbs 21:16; Amos 3:3; 5T 705:3; Amos 3:3; Proverbs 21:16; Acts 17:16, 29-31; Proverbs 21:16; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; PP 684:1, 684:2, 684:3, 684:4- 685:1, 685:2-686:2; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; ST May 9, 1906, or 4ST 420; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4; 1SM 357:1-2, 357:3-358:1, or RH July 23, 1889; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 6BC 1106:1:2, or RH August 25, 1885; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 3T 255:1; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4; 1 Chronicles 16:35; AA 233:5-235:1, 237:2; Deuteronomy 4:12-16, 17-18; 6:14; 27:15; AA 237:2; Habakkuk 1:5; 2:18-19; 1911 GC 554:2-555:2, 680:1-2; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; PP 306:2; Ezekiel 16:1 3a, 17; 23:28-30; 24:24; 30:1-3; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:3-4; 1 Chronicles 16:35; AA 238:4-239:2; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; PP 306:2; 5T 12:5-13:1, 83:3 84:1, written in 1882; PP 306:2; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; PK 682:2; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 7BC 970:1:7, or Letter 121, 1903; 7BC 970:1:2, or Letter 164, 1909; 7BC 970:1:7, or Letter 121, 1903; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; John 8:44; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; Revelation 3:9; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; TM 16:2; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; Revelation 1:9; 2:9; 3:9, 14-22; 12:17; 19:10; 21:7-8, 9-10, 27; 22:14-15; Revelation 3:9; Proverbs 12:22; Ezekiel 13:22; Exodus 20:16; 1BC 1108:1:1, or MS 58, 1900; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; and James 2:10-19, 20-26)]. The very pillars of TRUTH will be [i.e., now are being] assailed. It is impossible to keep beyond the reach of the sarcasms and sophisms, the insidious and pestilent teachings, of modern infidelity. Satan adapts his temptations to all classes. He assails the illiterate with a jest or sneer, while he meets the educated with scientific objections and philosophical reasoning, alike calculated to excite distrust or contempt of the Scriptures. Even youth of little experience presume to insinuate doubts concerning the fundamental principles of Christianity. And this youthful infidelity, shallow as it is, has its influence [i.e., and/or 'has its' Satanic, bewitching, spiritually discernible, and/or openly heathen control, hold, energy, the third person of Satan's heathen godhead, counterfeit latter rain, inspiration, spirit, power, and/or 'influence']. Many are thus led to jest at the faith of their fathers and to do despite to the Spirit of grace. Hebrews 10:29. Many a life that promised to be an honor to God and a blessing to the world has been blighted by the foul breath of infidelity. All who trust to the boastful decisions of human reason and imagine that they can explain divine mysteries and arrive at TRUTH unaided by the wisdom of God are entangled in the snare of Satan. [1911 GC 600:3-601:1.] . . .
    As the controversy extends into new fields and the minds of the people are called to God's downtrodden law, Satan is astir. The power attending the message will only madden those who oppose it. The clergy [i.e., and/or to include 'the' openly sinning, impenitent, religiously disguised but spiritually discernible, and/or openly Sabbath-polluting, and/or openly idolatrous, and/or openly heathen and Laodicean 'clergy'] will put forth almost superhuman efforts to shut away the light lest it should shine upon their flocks. By every means at their command, they will endeavor to suppress the discussion of these vital questions [i.e., thus, also, if you wish, please see that the 'intentional suppression of TRUTH' is also to be expected and predicted of those in open 'heathenism;' and/or is thus also to be expected and predicted of Satan's impenitent and openly 'heathen' 'Laodiceans;' and/or is therefore also part of their expected, predicted, and open 'lie' or 'false witness;' and/or is therefore also part of their expected, predicted, and open 'heathenism' in and of itself, as clearly described in Exodus 20:16; PP 309:2-3 (DA 28:1, 29:2, 35:3-36:2, 258:1, 279:2-280:1, 280:3, 540:3; 16MR 108:1, or Letter 19d, 1892; 7BC 962:2:1, or Letter 66, 1894; 7BC 962:2:2, or MS 61, 1898; 7BC 961:2:3-4, or MS 33, 1894; 7BC 963, or MS 138, 1902; 7BC 963:2:4-5, or Letter 44, 1903; 7BC 966:2:4, or MS 139, 1903; 7BC 970:1:2, or Letter 164, 1909; 7BC 970:1:3, or MS 27, 1899; 7BC 970:1:6, or Letter 76, 1900; 7BC 970:1:7, or Letter 121, 1903; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; John 8:44; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 7BC 970:1:7, or Letter 121, 1903; 1 John 1:6; 7BC 970:1:7, or Letter 121, 1903; AA 248:4-249:1; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:3-4; and 1 Chronicles 16:35)]. The church appeals to the strong arm of civil power; and, in this work, papists and Protestants unite. As the movement for Sunday enforcement becomes more bold and decided, the law will be invoked against commandment keepers. They will be threatened with fines and imprisonment, and some will be offered positions of influence, and other rewards and advantages, as inducements to renounce their faith. But their steadfast answer is: 'Show us from the Word of God our error' - - the same plea that was made by Luther under similar circumstances. Those who are arraigned before the courts make a strong vindication of the TRUTH, and some who hear them are led to take their stand to keep all the commandments of God. Thus, light will be brought before thousands who otherwise would know nothing of these TRUTHS. [1911 GC 607:2.].
    Conscientious obedience to the Word of God will be treated as rebellion. Blinded by Satan, the parent [i.e., and/or 'blinded by Satan, the' religiously disguised but spiritually discernible; and/or openly Sabbath-polluting excusing and supporting; and/or, thus, literal, classical, highly visible, and openly idolatry excusing and supporting; and/or, therefore, openly heathen; Satan-aiding, or enemy-aiding, or lukewarm; and Laodicean 'parent'] will exercise harshness and severity toward the believing child; the master or mistress will oppress the commandment-keeping servant. Affection will be alienated; children will be disinherited and driven from home. The Words of Paul will be [i.e., now are being] literally fulfilled: 'All that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.' 2 Timothy 3:12. As the defenders of TRUTH refuse to honor the Sunday-sabbath, some of them will be thrust into prison, some will be exiled, some will be treated as slaves. To human wisdom, all this now seems impossible; but, as the restraining Spirit of God shall be withdrawn from men, and they shall be under the control of Satan [i.e., and/or 'they shall be under the' Satanic, bewitching, spiritually discernible, and/or openly heathen influence, heathen hold, heathen energy, third person of Satan's heathen godhead, heathen and counterfeit latter rain, heathen and wicked inspiration, heathen spirit, heathen power, and/or heathen 'control of Satan'], who hates the divine precepts, there will be strange developments. The heart can be very cruel, when God's fear and love are removed. [1911 GC 608:1.].
    As the storm approaches, a large class who have professed faith in the third angel's message, but have not been SANCTIFIED through obedience to the TRUTH, abandon their position and join the ranks of the opposition [i.e., and/or 'as the storm approaches, a large;' worldly; religiously disguised but spiritually discernible; and/or open Sabbath-polluting excusing and supporting; and/or literal, classical, highly visible, and open idolatry excusing and supporting; and/or openly heathen; Satan-aiding, or enemy-aiding, or lukewarm; and Laodicean 'class who have professed faith in the third angel's message, but have not been SANCTIFIED through obedience to the TRUTH, abandon their position and join the ranks of the opposition']. By uniting with the world and partaking of its spirit [i.e., and/or 'by uniting with the world and partaking of its' Satanic, worldly, bewitching, spiritually discernible, and/or open idolatry promoting, and/or openly heathen control, heathen influence, heathen hold, third person of Satan's heathen godhead, heathen and counterfeit latter rain, heathen and wicked inspiration, heathen power, and/or heathen 'spirit'] they have come to view matters in nearly the same light [i.e., and/or 'they have come to view matters in nearly the same' Satanic, worldly, spiritually discernible, and/or openly 'heathen,' and/or openly 'subverted,' and/or openly 'perverted' 'light,' just as this salvation-related matter and many more such matters are clearly seen in Titus 3:10-11 (7BC 961:2:3, or MS 33, 1894; 7BC 970:1:7, or Letter 121, 1903; AA 248:4-249:1; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:3-4; 1 Chronicles 16:35; 1SAT 17:4, or MS 5, 1885; Matthew 15:9 1T 296:2-297:2; Matthew 15:9; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; PP 305:4-5, 305:6-306:1, 336:2; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; Malachi 3:6; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; and James 2:10-19, 20-26)]; and, when the TEST is brought, they are prepared to choose the easy, POPULAR side. Men of talent and pleasing address, who once rejoiced in the TRUTH, employ their powers [i.e., 'employ their' Satanic and heathen 'powers'] to deceive and mislead souls. They become the most BITTER enemies of their former brethren. When Sabbathkeepers are brought before the courts to answer for their faith, these apostates are the most efficient agents of Satan to misrepresent and accuse them, and, by false reports and insinuations, to stir up the rulers against them. [1911 GC 608:2.]. . . .
    As the crowning act in the great drama of deception, Satan himself will personate Christ. [1911 GC 624:2.]." --- 1911 GC 464:2, 478:4, 509:2, 510:1-3, 528:3, 531:1-2, 553:2, 555:3-556:1, 557:3-558:3, 559:3, 591:2, 600:3-601:1, 607:2-608:2, 624:2, "Modern Revivals," "Enmity Between Man and Satan," "Snares of Satan," "The First Great Deception," "Can Our Dead [i.e., And, Thus, Worse Than Dead, Openly Heathen, and Lukewarm Laodiceans] Speak to Us?," "The Impending Conflict," "The Scriptures a Safeguard," "The Final Warning," "The Time of Trouble," written in 1911. Bracketed pastoral notes supplied.

    ". . . . aiding the enemy [i.e., and/or aiding Satan, who is a robber or thief, the father of lies, a liar, a murderer from the beginning, a destroyer, a false accuser of the TRUE brethren, a deceiver, a tormentor, a rebel, an apostate, and the secretly disguised god of this world and of both ancient and modern heathenism in a professing sheep's clothing guise, in a professing religious guise, in a professing Christian guise, and/or in a professing Seventh day Adventist guise] . . . The term 'lukewarm' is applicable to this class." --- 4T 87:2, "The Testing Process," written in 1876. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    ". . . . heathen . . . worse than dead . . . lukewarm Laodiceans." --- ST August 2, 1899, "The Two Great Principles of the Law;" or 4ST 50:1:4.

    ". . . . the idolatry of the heathen . . . ." --- AA 239:2, "Berea and Athens," written in 1911.

    ". . . . the falsehood of idolatry." --- 1BC 1108:1:1, "Exodus," "Service of Altar Restored;" or MS 58, 1900.

    ". . . . the falsehood [i.e., and/or (1.) the false witnessing, worldly, 'unmeaning, deceitful PRETENSE' of 'counterfeit' or 'false' 'love' (5T 83:3-84:1, 171:2-3, written in 1882; John 14:15); and/or (2.) the 'false witness' (Exodus 20:16); and/or (3.) the 'lying wonder' (1T 296:2 297:2; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; PP 686:2; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; ST May 9, 1906, or 4ST 420; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4); and/or (4.) the 'lie' or the open 'heathenism' (DA 540:3); and/or (5.) the 'lying lips' or the openly 'heathen' 'abomination to the Lord' (Proverbs 12:22; 2 Chronicles 36:14; 1 Chronicles 16:35; DA 28:1, 29:2, 35:3-36:2, 258:1, 279:2-280:1, 280:3; 1 Chronicles 16:35; 2 Chronicles 36:14; SpTB02:47:2-3; 2 Chronicles 36:14; 3T 252:1, 266:3-267:1, 267:2; 2 Chronicles 36:14; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4); and/or (6.) the historical and openly 'heathen' Laodiceanism of Satan's historical, eternal-life-threatening, openly sinning, impenitent, openly 'heathen,' 'worse than dead,' and 'lukewarm Laodiceans,' from within; (A.) who predictably, heathenishly, openly, 'Sabbath'-pollutingly, and thus idolatrously 'attempt to represent the Eternal One by material objects;' (B.) who are thus even now 'foremost in rejecting the preaching' of 'righteousness' by TRUE 'faith;' because, as they have predictably 'endeavored to represent God by material objects' (sic), 'their minds' have been predictably 'blinded to His majesty and power,' they have predictably 'ceased to realize the holiness of His character, or the sacred, unchanging nature of His requirements' (sic); and, as their historical and open 'sin' has become 'general,' it has 'appeared less and less sinful' (sic) to them, and thus they will literally and finally declare that the 'divine law' is 'no longer in force' (sic), that it is 'contrary to the character of God to punish transgression' (sic), and they will deny that 'His Judgments' are 'to be visited upon the earth' (sic); and, therefore, (C.) who are also repeating the history of Satan's historical, eternal-life-threatening, openly sinning, impenitent, openly idolatrous and/or openly 'heathen' 'antediluvians,' who were destroyed by God in the days of 'Noah,' because of 'their CORRUPTION and idolatry' against God, and/or because of their open 'Sabbath'-polluting against God, and/or because of their open 'spiritual adultery' against God, just as all of these salvation-related matters and many more such matters are clearly seen in 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4 (1 Chronicles 16:35; ST June 2, 1881, or 1ST 227:2:3; 1 Chronicles 16:26; Ezekiel 20:15-16; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:1, 4; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; 1SAT 17:4, or MS 5, 1885; Matthew 15:9; Mark 7:7-8a; 5T 707:2; Mark 7:7-8a; Matthew 15:9; 1T 296:2-297:2; Matthew 15:9; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; PP 305:4-5, 305:6-306:1, 336:2; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; Malachi 3:6; Deuteronomy 4:12-16, 17-18; 6:14; Malachi 3:6; PP 316:1; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; Malachi 3:6; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; 5T 83:3-84:1, 218:2, written in 1882; 1 Chronicles 16:35; 5T 218:2, written in 1882; Hebrews 11:1, 7; Matthew 24:37-38, 39; PP 306:2; Matthew 24:37-38, 39; Hebrews 11:1, 7; PP 102:2, 102:3-104:1; Hebrews 11:1, 7; PP 95:2-3, 95:4-96:1, 96:2, 98:2, 99:3, 305:4-5, 305:6-306:1, 336:2; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; and James 2:10-19, 20-26)] of idolatry." --- 1BC 1108:1:1, "Exodus," "Service of Altar Restored;" or MS 58, 1900. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    ". . . . the falsehood of idolatry." --- 1BC 1108:1:1, "Exodus," "Service of Altar Restored;" or MS 58, 1900.

    ". . . . the idolatry of the heathen . . . ." --- AA 239:2, "Berea and Athens," written in 1911.

    ". . . . heathen . . . worse than dead . . . lukewarm Laodiceans." --- ST August 2, 1899, "The Two Great Principles of the Law;" or 4ST 50:1:4.

    ". . . . the idolatry of the heathen . . . ." --- AA 239:2, "Berea and Athens," written in 1911.

    "14 Blessed are they that do His commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the City. 15 For without are dogs [i.e., and/or 'for without are' openly idolatrous, impenitent, and openly heathen Laodiceans], and sorcerers [i.e., openly idolatrous, impenitent, and openly heathen Laodiceans], and whoremongers [i.e., openly idolatrous, impenitent, and openly heathen Laodiceans], and murderers [i.e., openly idolatrous, impenitent, and openly heathen Laodiceans], and idolaters [i.e., openly idolatrous, impenitent, and openly heathen Laodiceans], and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie [i.e., openly idolatrous, impenitent, and openly heathen Laodiceans]." --- Revelation 22:14-15. Bracketed pastoral notes supplied.

    ". . . . the falsehood [i.e., the lie] of idolatry." --- 1BC 1108:1:1, "Exodus," "Service of Altar Restored;" or MS 58, 1900. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "Again, the Lord seeks to guard His people against idolatry . . . making to themselves images to represent God." --- ST May 6, 1880, "Giving of the Law;" or 1ST 154:2:15.

    ". . . . the idolatry of the heathen . . . ." --- AA 239:2, "Berea and Athens," written in 1911.

    ". . . . heathen . . . worse than dead . . . lukewarm Laodiceans." --- ST August 2, 1899, "The Two Great Principles of the Law;" or 4ST 50:1:4.

    ". . . . the idolatry of the heathen . . . ." --- AA 239:2, "Berea and Athens," written in 1911.

    "14 Wherefore, my dearly beloved, FLEE from idolatry." --- 1 Corinthians 10:14.

    "6 For I am the Lord, I change not . . . ." --- Malachi 3:6.

    "14 Wherefore, my dearly beloved, FLEE from idolatry. 15 I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say." --- 1 Corinthians 10:14-15.

    "10 For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all." --- James 2:10.

    "4 Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law." --- 1 John 3:4.

    "Pleasing or unpleasing to human nature, faithfulness, vigilance, and boldness must be exercised, or sin will triumph over righteousness. A failure to see and sense the wants of the cause for this time, and to reprove sin, is called by some, meekness [i.e., and/or, thus, 'a failure to see and sense the wants of the cause for this time, and to reprove sin, is called by some' of Satan's openly idolatrous, openly Sabbath-polluting, impenitent, and openly heathen Laodiceans, 'meekness']; God calls it unfaithfulness, and spiritual sloth. . . .
    . . . . Idolatry in various forms
is at home in our midst." --- PH043:10, 12, "The Judgment," written in 1879; or "Ellen G. White Pamphlets In The Concordance," Volume 1, "The Judgement," pages 479:2:2 and 480:2:2, which was a Testimony from the Spirit of the Lord given on the morning of October 23, 1879, at about two o'clock. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    ". . . . the idolatry of the heathen . . . ." --- AA 239:2, "Berea and Athens," written in 1911.

    ". . . . heathen . . . worse than dead . . . lukewarm Laodiceans." --- ST August 2, 1899, "The Two Great Principles of the Law;" or 4ST 50:1:4.

    ". . . . the idolatry of the heathen . . . ." --- AA 239:2, "Berea and Athens," written in 1911.

    "We should never give sanction to sin by our words, or our deeds, our silence, or our presence." --- DA 152:3, "At the Marriage Feast," written in 1898.

    "14 Wherefore, my dearly beloved, FLEE from idolatry. 15 I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say." --- 1 Corinthians 10:14-15.

    "The first and second commandments spoken by Jehovah are precepts against idolatry. This sin if practiced, would lead men to great lengths in rebellion, and would result in the offering of human sacrifices [i.e., and/or 'would result in the offering of' open murder; and/or 'would result in' the historically heathen practice of openly and murderously engaging in 'human sacrifices' (ST May 6, 1880; or 1ST 154:2:12) to 'fire,' even sacrificing human beings to 'fire' (Revelation 21:7-8, 9-10, 27), while falsely professing to be teaching and observing God's 'love' (John 14:15), even sacrificing men, women, and children to 'fire,' even to the 'lake which burneth with fire and brimstone,' rather than admit and genuinely 'repent' of historical and open heathenism, and/or rather than admit and genuinely 'repent' of historical and open idolatry, and/or rather than admit and genuinely 'repent' of idolatry's many other directly-related and heathenishly open sins besides the open sin of openly and murderously engaging in the historically and characteristically 'heathen' and thus 'Laodicean' practice of 'human sacrifices' (ST May 6, 1880, or 1ST 154:2:12; Exodus 20:13; James 2:10; John 8:44; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 7BC 970:1:7, or Letter 121, 1903; AA 248:4-249:1; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:3-4; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; and Revelation 3:9, 14 19, 20-22; 12:17; 19:10; 21:7-8, 9-10, 27; 22:14-15)]. God would guard against the least approach to such abominations [i.e., and/or 'God would guard against the least approach to such' openly 'heathen' 'abominations' (2 Chronicles 36:14)]. The first four commandments were given to show men their duty to God; the last six, to show the duty of man to his fellow man. . . .
   
Again, the Lord seeks to guard His people against idolatry by commanding Moses to say unto them, 'Ye shall not make with Me gods of silver [i.e., and/or 'ye shall not make with Me' 'idols' 'of silver' and/or of any other 'material objects' (1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4; 1 Chronicles 16:35; 2SAT 182:3, or MS 126, December 10, 1901; 5T 83:3-84:1, 217:1-2, written in 1882; 2SAT 182:3, or MS 126, December 10, 1901; 1 Chronicles 16:26; Exodus 20:1, 2-3, 4, 5, 6, 13, 23; ST May 6, 1880, or 1ST 154:2:12, 15; Exodus 12:12; 20:1, 2-3; 1 Chronicles 16:26; Ezekiel 20:7-8, 20:14-15; 1 Chronicles 16:26; Exodus 12:12; 20:1, 2-3; 5T 217:2, written in 1882; 2SAT 182:3, or MS 126, December 10, 1901; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; ST June 2, 1881, or 1ST 231:2:3; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; Matthew 15:9; 1T 296:2-297:2; Matthew 15:9; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; PP 305:4-5, 305:6-306:1, 336:2; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; and James 2:10-19, 20-26)], neither shall ye make unto you gods of gold.' [Exodus 20:23.] They were in danger of imitating the example of the Egyptians [i.e., and/or 'they were in danger of imitating the example of the' 'heathen' (2SAT 182:3, or MS 126, December 10, 1901; 5T 83:3-84:1, 217:1 2, written in 1882; 2SAT 182:3, or MS 126, December 10, 1901; ST May 6, 1880, or 1ST 154:2:15; 2SAT 182:3, or MS 126, December 10, 1901; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4; and 1 Chronicles 16:35)], and making to themselves images to represent God." --- ST May 6, 1880, "Giving of the Law;" or 1ST 154:2:12, 15. Bracketed pastoral notes supplied.

    "Again, the Lord seeks to guard His people against idolatry . . . making to themselves images to represent God." --- ST May 6, 1880, "Giving of the Law;" or 1ST 154:2:15.

    "14 Wherefore, my dearly beloved, FLEE from idolatry. 15 I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say." --- 1 Corinthians 10:14-15.

    "We should never give sanction to sin by our words, or our deeds, our silence, or our presence." --- DA 152:3, "At the Marriage Feast," written in 1898.

    "It is not enough to merely profess to believe the TRUTH. All the soldiers of the cross of Christ virtually obligate themselves to enter the crusade against the adversary of souls, to condemn wrong and sustain righteousness [i.e., thus, please remember the responsible position of 'all the soldiers' of 'Christ;' because, 'all the soldiers' of 'Christ' 'virtually obligate themselves:' (1.) to 'enter the crusade against the adversary of souls,' (2.) to 'condemn wrong,' and (3.) to 'sustain righteousness' (3T 254:2)]. . . .
    . . . . But if the sins of the people are passed over by those in responsible positions, His frown will be upon them, and the people of God, as a body [i.e., and/or the 'professed people' of God, as a 'body' (3T 252:1-2, 254:2, 265:2-266:2, 266:3-267:2)], will be held responsible for those sins. In His dealings with His people in the past, the Lord shows the necessity of purifying the church from wrongs. One sinner may diffuse darkness [i.e., and/or 'one sinner may diffuse' open 'heathenism' (AA 249:1)] that will exclude the light of God from the entire congregation. When the people realize that darkness [i.e., and/or, thus, 'when the people realize that' open 'heathenism' (AA 249:1)] is settling upon them, and they do not know the cause, they should seek God earnestly, in great humility and self abasement, until the wrongs which grieve His Spirit are searched out and PUT AWAY.
    The prejudice which has arisen against us [i.e., and/or 'the prejudice which has arisen against' James and Ellen White] because we have reproved the wrongs that God has shown me existed, and the cry that has been raised of harshness and severity, are unjust [i.e., are 'unjust,' and/or are thus openly murderous in the eyes of God; and, therefore, (1.) Satan's impenitent and openly heathen Laodiceans, from within, who are predictably, heathenishly, and openly murderous in the eyes of God and thus also in the eyes of (2.) God's penitent and openly Christian Seventh-day Adventists; because, all such just mentioned 'unjust' acts (3T 265:3), or all acts of 'injustice' (PP 308:5-6) are heathenishly and openly engaging in 'human sacrifices' (ST May 6, 1880; or 1ST 154:2:12, 15), and/or are open murder, and/or are open 'violations of the sixth commandment,' according to the sure Testimony of Jesus in PP 308:5-6, which is the next Heaven-sent quotation cited immediately below]. God bids us speak, and we will not be silent. If wrongs are apparent among His people [i.e., and/or 'if wrongs are apparent among' openly heathen Laodiceans and/or 'among His' merely 'professed people' (3T 252:1-2, 254:2, 265:2-266:2, 266:3 267:2)]; and, if the servants of God [i.e., and/or 'if the' merely professed 'servants of God'] pass on indifferent to them, they virtually sustain and justify the sinner, and are alike guilty and will just as surely receive the displeasure of God; for they will be made responsible for the sins of the guilty. In vision, I have been pointed to many instances where the displeasure of God has been incurred by a neglect on the part of His servants [i.e., and/or 'in vision, I have been pointed to many instances where the displeasure of God has been incurred by a neglect on the part of His' merely professed 'servants'] to deal with the wrongs and sins existing among them. Those who have excused these wrongs have been thought by the people to be very amiable and lovely in disposition, simply because they shunned to discharge a plain Scriptural duty [i.e., thus, if you wish, please see this plain Scriptural duty discussed more for right now, and also for 'THE DAY OF GOD,' and/or for 'THE DAY OF THE LORD' in Ezekiel 3:17-21 (3T 254:2, 265:2, 265:3-266:1); Ezekiel 3:17-21; 8:1-18; 9:1-11; 11:12; 16:1-3a, 17; 20:15-16; 23:28-30; 24:24; 30:1-3 (3SM 419:6-420:1, or Letter 132, 1898; Ezekiel 24:24; 30:1-3; 1 Chronicles 16:35; AA 248:4-249:1; 7BC 970:1:7, or Letter 121, 1903; AA 248:4-249:1; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:3-4; 1 Chronicles 16:35; 0badiah 1:3-4, 15-16; 1 Chronicles 16:35; AA 238:4-239:2; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; PP 306:2; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; ST May 6, 1880, or 1ST 154:2:12, 15; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; 1T 296:2-297:2; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; PP 305:4-5, 305:6-306:1, 336:2; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; 1BC 1108:1:1, or MS 58, 1900; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; Acts 17:16, 29-31; 2SAT 184:6, or 4BC 1145:1:7, or MS 126, December 10, 1901; Acts 17:16, 29 31; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; AA 238:4-239:2; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:3-4; 1 Chronicles 16:35; AA 233:5-235:1, 237:2; Deuteronomy 4:12-16, 17-18; 6:14; 27:15; AA 237:2; Habakkuk 1:5; 2:18-19; 1911 GC 555:2, 680:1-2; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; and James 2:10-19, 20-26)]. The task was not agreeable to their feelings; therefore they avoided it.
    The spirit of hatred [i.e., and/or, thus, this predictable, characteristic, frequent, openly heathen, and Laodicean 'spirit of hatred' is also the openly heathen and Laodicean 'spirit' of murder or the violation of the 'sixth commandment,' as discussed in the next Heaven-sent quotation cited immediately below] which has existed with some because the wrongs among God's people [i.e., 'among God's' merely 'professed people' (3T 252:1-2, 254:2, 265:2-266:2, 266:3-267:2)] have been reproved has brought blindness and a fearful deception upon their own souls, making it impossible for them to discriminate between right and wrong. They have put out their own spiritual eyesight." --- 3T 254:2, 265:2, 265:3 266:1, 266:2, "Testimony For The Church," "The Laodicean Church," "Duty to Reprove Sin," written in 1873. Bracketed pastoral notes supplied.

    "Thou shalt not kill.' [Exodus 20:13.].
    All acts of injustice [i.e., and/or, thus, murder and/or 'all acts of injustice' (PP 308:5-6) include all acts that result in people receiving murderous and/or 'unjust' treatment (3T 265:3), which obviously includes James and Ellen White being treated with murderous and/or 'unjust' treatment (3T 265:3) or being treated with being spiritually murdered (PP 308:5-6) for reproving the open 'sins' or open 'wrongs' that still exist among Satan's 'great mass' of impenitent and openly 'heathen' 'Laodiceans,' and/or that still exist among God's 'great mass' of impenitent and merely 'professed people' (Exodus 20:3; 1 Chronicles 16:26; PK 682:2; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; PK 682:2; 1 Chronicles 16:26; Exodus 20:3, 13, 16; James 2:10; John 8:44; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 7BC 970:1:7, or Letter 121, 1903; AA 248:4 249:1; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:3-4; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 3T 252:1-2, 254:2, 254:2, 265:2, 265:3-266:1, 266:2, 266:3-267:2; 2 Chronicles 36:14; and SpTB02:47:2-3), just as this subject of 'unjust' treatment was already discussed in the previous Heaven-sent quotation, 3T 254:2, 265:2, 265:3-266:2, cited immediately above; and, therefore, murder and/or 'all acts of injustice' (PP 308:5-6) include all acts that result in people receiving murderous and/or 'unjust' treatment (3T 265:3), which obviously includes (1.) the Lord's penitent and openly Christian Seventh-day Adventists being predictably treated with heathenishly human being sacrificing, and/or murderous, and/or 'unjust' treatment (3T 265:3) for following God's instructions, and for following James and Ellen White's example of reproving the open 'sins' or open 'wrongs' that still exist among (2.) Satan's impenitent and openly heathen Laodiceans, from within, and/or that still exist among God's impenitent and merely 'professed people' (3T 252:1-2, 254:2, 254:2, 265:2, 265:3 266:1, 266:2, 266:3-267:2)] that tend to shorten life; the spirit of hatred [i.e., thus, also, please remember this same 'spirit of hatred' (3T 266:2), as discussed in the previous Heaven-sent quotation, 3T 254:2, 265:2, 265:3-266:1, 266:2, cited immediately above] and revenge, or the indulgence of any passion that leads to injurious acts toward others, or causes us even to wish them harm (for 'whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer'); a selfish neglect of caring for the needy [i.e., thus, also, if you wish, please see the 'need' of the 'needy' (PP 308:5-6) 'great mass' of openly sinning, impenitent, characteristically God dishonoring, characteristically 'CORRUPT,' heathenishly disguised but really open and 'POPULAR worship of heathen deities' promoting, and thus 'Satan' worshiping or heathenishly disguised but really open 'Satan' 'worship' promoting, and thus open 'idolatry' promoting, and thus the open 'falsehood of idolatry' promoting, and therefore openly 'heathen' 'Laodiceans,' from within, in a professing Christian disguise, and in a professing Seventh-day Adventist disguise in Revelation 3:9, 14-17, 18-22; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 7BC 970:1:7, or Letter 121, 1903; AA 248:4-249:1; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:3-4 (1 Chronicles 16:35; AA 238:4-239:2; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; 1BC 1108:1:1, or MS 58, 1900; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; 1T 296:2-297:2; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; Acts 17:16, 29 31; 2SAT 184:6, or 4BC 1145:1:7, or MS 126, December 10, 1901; Acts 17:16, 29-31; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; AA 238:4-239:2; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4; 1 Chronicles 16:35; AA 233:5-234:1, 234:2-4, 234:5-235:1, 237:2; Deuteronomy 4:12-16, 17 18; 6:14; 27:15; AA 237:2; Habakkuk 1:5; 2:18-19; 1911 GC 555:2, 680:1-2; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; James 2:10; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; AA 238:4-239:2; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4; 1SM 357:1-2, 357:3-358:1, or RH July 23, 1889; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 6BC 1106:1:2, or RH August 25, 1885; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 3T 255:1; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4; 1 Chronicles 16:35; AA 238:4-239:2; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; and James 2:10-19, 20-26)] or suffering; all self-indulgence or unnecessary deprivation or excessive labor that tends to injure health - - all these are, to a greater or less degree, violations of the sixth commandment." --- PP 308:5-6, "The Law Given to Israel," written in 1890. Bracketed pastoral notes supplied.

    "13 Thou shalt not kill." --- Exodus 20:13.

    "10 For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all." --- James 2:10.

    "44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the TRUTH, because there is no TRUTH in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it." -- John 8:44.

    ". . . . aiding the enemy [i.e., and/or aiding Satan, who is a murderer from the beginning, the father of lies, a robber or thief, the adversary of souls, the enemy of God and man, the master of deception, the archdeceiver, a liar, a destroyer, a false accuser of the TRUE brethren, a deceiver, a tormentor, a rebel, an apostate, and the secretly disguised god of this world and of both ancient and modern heathenism in a professing sheep's clothing guise, in a professing religious guise, in a professing Christian guise, and/or in a professing Seventh day Adventist guise] . . . The term 'lukewarm' is applicable to this class." --- 4T 87:2, "The Testing Process," written in 1876. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "Satan gives his power [i.e., and/or 'Satan gives his' heathen, spiritualistic, sorcery based, witchcraft-based, and/or bewitching energy; strength; Satanic inspiration; entrancing charm; hypnotic enchantment; beguilement that takes possession; counterfeit latter rain; third person of his heathen godhead or the heathen goddess, who represents Satan's heathen power or spirit over a people, and whose festival or 'appointed holiday' is 'Easter' (i.e., see FE 320:4-321:1; 1888 GC 386:4-387:1; 1T 296:2-297:2), which is a name derived from her heathen and Anglo-Saxon name of 'Eastre' (i.e., see Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia, 1976 edition, pages 405-406 on 'Easter;' or the 1976 edition of 10BC 405 406), and thus 'Easter' is also described by the sure Word of the Testimony of Jesus as being part of the openly heathen 'old trick of Satan' (i.e., see 1888 GC 386:4-387:1), who is the idolatrous and heathen 'god of this world' (PK 682:2) and of ancient and present-day heathenism; heathen hold; heathen control; heathen influence; heathen spirit; and/or heathen 'power'] to those who are aiding him [i.e., thus, also, please remember that 'aiding the enemy' is the very Heaven-sent definition of the 'lukewarm,' just as we have already clearly and repeatedly seen from the all-knowing and unchangeable Lord God's definition of the term, 'lukewarm,' in 4T 87:2, which is cited immediately above and below] in his deceptions; therefore those who claim to have the great power of God can only be discerned by the great detector, the law of Jehovah. The Lord tells us if it were possible they would deceive the very elect. The sheep's clothing seems so real, so genuine, that the wolf can be discerned only as we go to God's great moral standard and there find that they are transgressors [i.e., there find that they are open sinners; and/or there find that they are open 'transgressors'] of the law of Jehovah." --- 6BC 1106:1:2, "2 Corinthians," "An Unfailing Test;" or RH August 25, 1885. Bracketed pastoral notes supplied.

". . . . aiding the enemy [i.e., and/or aiding Satan, who is a murderer from the beginning, the father of lies, a robber or thief, the adversary of souls, the enemy of God and man, the master of deception, the archdeceiver, a liar, a destroyer, a false accuser of the TRUE brethren, a deceiver, a tormentor, a rebel, an apostate, and the secretly disguised god of this world and of both ancient and modern heathenism in a professing sheep's clothing guise, in a professing religious guise, in a professing Christian guise, and/or in a professing Seventh day Adventist guise] . . . The term 'lukewarm' is applicable to this class." --- 4T 87:2, "The Testing Process," written in 1876. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "The TRUE Witness condemns the lukewarm condition of the people of God [i.e., and/or the TRUE Witness condemns the 'lukewarm' 'condition,' and/or the 'aiding the enemy' 'condition,' and/or the 'aiding' 'Satan' 'condition,' and/or the 'aiding' the idolatrous or heathen 'god of this world' 'condition' of the merely 'professed' 'people of God' (i.e., see 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 3T 252:1-2, 254:2-255:1, 257:2-3, 265:2-266:2, 266:3-267:1, 267:2; 2 Chronicles 36:14; SpTB02:47:2; 2 Chronicles 36:14; 3T 266:3-267:1, 267:2; 2 Chronicles 36:14; SpTB02:47:2-3; 2 Chronicles 36:14; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; and PK 682:2)], which gives Satan great power over them in this waiting, watching time [i.e., and/or 'which gives Satan great' heathen, spiritualistic, sorcery-based, witchcraft based, and/or bewitching energy; strength; Satanic inspiration; entrancing charm; hypnotic enchantment; beguilement that takes possession; counterfeit latter rain; third person of his heathen godhead or the heathen goddess, who represents Satan's heathen power or spirit over a people, and whose festival or 'appointed holiday' is 'Easter' (i.e., see FE 320:4-321:1; 1888 GC 386:4-387:1; 1T 296:2-297:2), which is a name derived from her heathen and Anglo-Saxon name of 'Eastre' (i.e., see Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia, 1976 edition, pages 405-406 on 'Easter;' or the 1976 edition of 10BC 405-406), and thus 'Easter' is also understandably described by the sure Word of the Testimony of Jesus as being part of the openly heathen 'old trick of Satan' (i.e., see 1888 GC 386:4-387:1), who is the idolatrous and heathen 'god of this world' (PK 682:2) and of ancient and present-day heathenism; heathen hold; heathen control; heathen influence; heathen spirit; and/or heathen 'power over them in this waiting, watching time']." --- 3T 255:1, "Testimony for the Church," "The Laodicean Church," written in 1873. Bracketed pastoral notes supplied.

    ". . . . aiding the enemy [i.e., and/or aiding Satan, who is a murderer from the beginning, the father of lies, a robber or thief, the adversary of souls, the enemy of God and man, the master of deception, the archdeceiver, a liar, a destroyer, a false accuser of the TRUE brethren, a deceiver, a tormentor, a rebel, an apostate, and the secretly disguised god of this world and of both ancient and modern heathenism in a professing sheep's clothing guise, in a professing religious guise, in a professing Christian guise, and/or in a professing Seventh day Adventist guise] . . . The term 'lukewarm' is applicable to this class." --- 4T 87:2, "The Testing Process," written in 1876. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    ". . . . heathen . . . worse than dead . . . lukewarm Laodiceans." --- ST August 2, 1899, "The Two Great Principles of the Law;" or 4ST 50:1:4.

    "God can be no power [i.e., no Christian energy; no Christian influence; no Christian hold; no Christian strength; no Christian control; no Christian Inspiration; no third person of the Christian Godhead; no Christian Latter Rain; no Christian Holy Spirit; and/or no Christian 'power'] to lukewarm Laodiceans." --- ST August 2, 1899, "The Two Great Principles of the Law;" or 4ST 50:1:4. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    ". . . . aiding the enemy [i.e., and/or aiding Satan, who is a murderer from the beginning, the father of lies, a robber or thief, the adversary of souls, the enemy of God and man, the master of deception, the archdeceiver, a liar, a destroyer, a false accuser of the TRUE brethren, a deceiver, a tormentor, a rebel, an apostate, and the secretly disguised god of this world and of both ancient and modern heathenism in a professing sheep's clothing guise, in a professing religious guise, in a professing Christian guise, and/or in a professing Seventh day Adventist guise] . . . The term 'lukewarm' is applicable to this class." --- 4T 87:2, "The Testing Process," written in 1876. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "Satan was 'a murderer from the beginning' (John 8:44); and, as soon as he had obtained power [i.e., and/or as soon as he obtained heathen 'power'] over the human race, he not only prompted them to hate and slay one another; but, the more boldly to defy the authority of God, he made the violation of the sixth commandment a part of their religion." - - PP 337:2, "Satan's Enmity Against the Law," written in 1890. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    ". . . . aiding the enemy [i.e., and/or aiding Satan, who is a murderer from the beginning, the father of lies, a robber or thief, the adversary of souls, the enemy of God and man, the master of deception, the archdeceiver, a liar, a destroyer, a false accuser of the TRUE brethren, a deceiver, a tormentor, a rebel, an apostate, and the secretly disguised god of this world and of both ancient and modern heathenism in a professing sheep's clothing guise, in a professing religious guise, in a professing Christian guise, and/or in a professing Seventh day Adventist guise] . . . The term 'lukewarm' is applicable to this class." --- 4T 87:2, "The Testing Process," written in 1876. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the TRUTH, because there is no TRUTH in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it." -- John 8:44.

    "13 Thou shalt not kill." --- Exodus 20:13.

    "10 For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all." --- James 2:10.
 

    "14 Wherefore, my dearly beloved, FLEE from idolatry. 15 I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say." --- 1 Corinthians 10:14-15.

    ". . . . the falsehood [i.e., the lie] of idolatry." --- 1BC 1108:1:1, "Exodus," "Service of Altar Restored;" or MS 58, 1900. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "14 Wherefore, my dearly beloved, FLEE from idolatry. 15 I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say." --- 1 Corinthians 10:14-15.

    "The first and second commandments spoken by Jehovah are precepts against idolatry. This sin if practiced, would lead men to great lengths in rebellion, and would result in the offering of human sacrifices [i.e., and/or 'would result in the offering of' murder; and/or 'would result in the offering of' the historically, characteristically, and openly heathen practice of murderously engaging in 'human sacrifices' (ST May 6, 1880; or 1ST 154:2:12)]. God would guard against the least approach to such abominations [i.e., and/or 'God would guard against the least approach to such' 'heathen' 'abominations' (2 Chronicles 36:14; SpTB02:47:2-3; 2 Chronicles 36:14; 3T 266:3-267:1, 267:2; 2 Chronicles 36:14; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST June 2, 1881, or 1ST 231:2:3; 1 Chronicles 16:26; PK 682:2; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 7BC 970:1:7, or Letter 121, 1903; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; PK 682:2; 1 Chronicles 16:26; Exodus 20:3; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; and James 2:10-19, 20-26)]. The first four commandments were given to show men their duty to God; the last six, to show the duty of man to his fellow-man. . . .
   
Again, the Lord seeks to guard His people against idolatry . . . making to themselves images to represent God." --- ST May 6, 1880, "Giving of the Law;" or 1ST 154:2:12, 15. Bracketed pastoral notes supplied.

    "14 Wherefore, my dearly beloved, FLEE from idolatry. 15 I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say." --- 1 Corinthians 10:14-15.

    "10 For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all." --- James 2:10.

    "13 Thou shalt not kill [i.e., and/or, thus, thou shalt not murder nor heathenishly 'crucify' 'the Son of God afresh' (5BC 1107:1:1; or RH January 30, 1900), as discussed immediately below]." --- Exodus 20:13. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "If those to whom the light of Heaven is presented reject it, they reject Christ. They reject the only provision whereby they may be cleansed from pollution. They crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put Him to an open shame. To them, it will be said, 'I never knew you: depart from Me.' [Matthew 7:23.] God will assuredly avenge the death of His Son." --- 5BC 1107:1:1, "Matthew," "A Matter of Choice;" or RH January 30, 1900. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "13 Thou shalt not kill [i.e., and/or, thus, thou shalt not murder nor heathenishly 'crucify' 'the Son of God afresh' (5BC 1107:1:1; or RH January 30, 1900), as discussed immediately above]." --- Exodus 20:13. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "10 For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all." --- James 2:10.

    "44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the TRUTH, because there is no TRUTH in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it." -- John 8:44.

    ". . . . aiding the enemy [i.e., and/or aiding Satan, who is a murderer from the beginning, the father of lies, a robber or thief, the adversary of souls, the enemy of God and man, the master of deception, the archdeceiver, a liar, a destroyer, a false accuser of the TRUE brethren, a deceiver, a tormentor, a rebel, an apostate, and the secretly disguised god of this world and of both ancient and modern heathenism in a professing sheep's clothing guise, in a professing religious guise, in a professing Christian guise, and/or in a professing Seventh day Adventist guise] . . . The term 'lukewarm' is applicable to this class." --- 4T 87:2, "The Testing Process," written in 1876. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "Our dangers are similar to those which threatened the prosperity of ancient Israel. The oft-repeated warnings against idolatry addressed to the Hebrew host, are no less applicable to us. . . .
    The Lord our God is a jealous God. He is just and holy. He will not be trifled with. He reads a deceptive heart. He abhors a double mind [i.e., thus, please see 'double-minded' discussed more in the second Heaven-sent quotation cited below]. He hates lukewarmness." --- ST May 19, 1881, "Joshua's Farewell Address;" or 1ST 228:2:1, 2. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    ". . . . aiding the enemy [i.e., and/or aiding Satan, who is a murderer from the beginning, the father of lies, a robber or thief, the adversary of souls, the enemy of God and man, the master of deception, the archdeceiver, a liar, a destroyer, a false accuser of the TRUE brethren, a deceiver, a tormentor, a rebel, an apostate, and the secretly disguised god of this world and of both ancient and modern heathenism in a professing sheep's clothing guise, in a professing religious guise, in a professing Christian guise, and/or in a professing Seventh day Adventist guise] . . . The term 'lukewarm' is applicable to this class." --- 4T 87:2, "The Testing Process," written in 1876. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "Those who begin their Christian life by being half and half, will at last be found enlisted on the enemy's side, whatever may have been their first intentions. And to be an apostate, a TRAITOR to the cause of God, is more serious than death; for it means the loss of eternal life.
    Double-minded men and women [i.e., thus, please remember the 'double mind' of the 'lukewarm' and the 'lukewarmness' of the 'lukewarm,' who are by Heaven's definition historically and even right now 'aiding the enemy,' as discussed in the previous four Heaven sent quotations and more cited immediately above] are Satan's best allies. Whatever favorable opinion they may have of themselves, they are dissemblers [i.e., by definition, 'dissemblers' are those who ever so deceptively and heathenishly conceal their TRUE feelings and conceal so very much more under an idolatrously false or 'lying' appearance; 'dissemblers' are thus also those who promote and support the open 'falsehood of idolatry,' and/or open 'heathenism,' and/or openly 'heathen' Laodiceanism; 'dissemblers' are thus also a part of Satan's disguised but really spiritually discernible religion of open 'heathenism;' and, therefore, in openly wicked or openly 'heathen' 'DISTINCTION' from (1.) the Lord's genuinely penitent and openly 'Christian' Seventh-day Adventists,' by definition, 'dissemblers' also include (2.) Satan's vastly historical; wickedly hoary with age and history; historically reoccurring; openly sinning; deceptively impenitent; openly 'heathen;' 'Satan' 'aiding,' or counterfeit 'father' 'god' of idolatrous lies 'aiding,' or counterfeit 'father' 'god' of the open 'falsehood of idolatry' 'aiding,' or 'enemy'-'aiding,' or 'lukewarm;' and 'Laodicean' 'Pharisees,' from within, just as these salvation-related matters and many more such matters are clearly seen in John 14:16 (James 2:10; John 8:44; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; PK 682:2; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 5T 83:2, 83:3-84:1, 87:4, 171:2-3, 210:3, 210:4-211:1, 211:2, written in 1882; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 7BC 970:1:7, or Letter 121, 1903; 1 John 1:6; Proverbs 12:22; Exodus 20:16; 1BC 1108:1:1, or MS 58, 1900; Exodus 20:16; PP 309:2-3; Ezekiel 13:22; Revelation 3:9; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 5BC 1086:2:1-2, or RH April 19, 1898; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; TM 16:2; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 7BC 974:2:3, or RH April 14, 1896, or 3RH 350:1:2; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; Revelation 1:9; 2:9; 3:9, 14-22; DA 28:1, 29:2, 35:3 36:2, 258:1, 279:2-280:1, 280:3, 540:3; 16MR 108:1, or Letter 19d, 1892; DA 540:3; 7BC 962:2:1, or Letter 66, 1894; 7BC 962:2:2, or MS 61, 1898; 7BC 961:2:3-4, or MS 33, 1894; 7BC 963, or MS 138, 1902; 7BC 963:2:4-5, or Letter 44, 1903; 7BC 966:2:4, or MS 139, 1903; 7BC 970:1:2, or Letter 164, 1909; 7BC 970:1:3, or MS 27, 1899; 7BC 970:1:6, or Letter 76, 1900; 7BC 970:1:7, or Letter 121, 1903; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 7BC 970:1:7, or Letter 121, 1903; AA 248:4-249:1; 1 Chronicles 16:35; DA 540:3; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:3-4; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST June 2, 1881, or 1ST 231:2:3; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; Ezekiel 11:12; 20:15-16; 1 Chronicles 16:26; SD 57, or MS 2, 1893; ST May 19, 1881, or 1ST 227:3:2; SD 57, or MS 2, 1893; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; 1SAT 17:4, or MS 5, 1885; Matthew 15:9; Mark 7:7-8a; 5T 707:2; Mark 7:7-8a; Matthew 15:9; 1T 296:2-297:2; Matthew 15:9; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; PP 305:4-5, 305:6-306:1, 336:2; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; 1BC 1108:1:1, or MS 58, 1900; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; James 2:10-19, 20-26; and John 14:15 )]. All who are loyal to God and the TRUTH must stand firmly for the right because it is right. To yoke up with those who are unconsecrated, and yet be loyal to the TRUTH, is simply impossible. We cannot unite with those who are serving themselves, who are working on worldly plans, and not loose our connection with the Heavenly Counselor. We may recover ourselves from the snare of the enemy, but we are bruised and wounded, and our experience is dwarfed." --- 5BC 1086:2:1 2, "Matthew," "Double-minded Men Satan's Allies;" or RH April 19, 1898. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    ". . . . aiding the enemy [i.e., and/or aiding Satan, who is a robber or thief, the father of lies, the adversary of souls, the enemy of God and man, the master of deception, the archdeceiver, a liar, a murderer from the beginning, a destroyer, a false accuser of the TRUE brethren, a deceiver, a tormentor, a rebel, an apostate, and the secretly disguised god of this world and of both ancient and modern heathenism in a professing sheep's clothing guise, in a professing religious guise, in a professing Christian guise, and/or in a professing Seventh day Adventist guise] . . . The term 'lukewarm' is applicable to this class." --- 4T 87:2, "The Testing Process," written in 1876. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "The Lord has made manifest His appreciation of man, in that He gave His only begotten Son to redeem him. Satan has also manifested his appreciation of well trained and SANCTIFIED ability, by the ingenious methods by which he seeks to divert the mind and heart of such an one from the service of God, that he may lead him to join in the ranks of apostasy." --- FE 258:2, "Formality, Not Organization, an Evil," written in 1893.

    ". . . . aiding the enemy [i.e., and/or aiding Satan, who is a robber or thief, the father of lies, the adversary of souls, the enemy of God and man, the master of deception, the archdeceiver, a liar, a murderer from the beginning, a destroyer, a false accuser of the TRUE brethren, a deceiver, a tormentor, a rebel, an apostate, and the secretly disguised god of this world and of both ancient and modern heathenism in a professing sheep's clothing guise, in a professing religious guise, in a professing Christian guise, and/or in a professing Seventh day Adventist guise] . . . The term 'lukewarm' is applicable to this class." --- 4T 87:2, "The Testing Process," written in 1876. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "'Apostasy, apostasy, apostasy, is engraven on the very front of every church; and did they know it, and did they feel it, there might be hope; but, alas! they cry, 'We are rich, and increased in goods, and have need of nothing.' ' [Revelation 3:17.]." --- 1888 GC 388:1, "A Warning Rejected," written in 1888. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "And to be an apostate, a TRAITOR to the cause of God, is more serious than death; for it means the loss of eternal life.
    Double-minded men and women are Satan's best allies." --- 5BC 1086:2:1-2, "Matthew," "Double-minded Men Satan's Allies;" or RH April 19, 1898.

    ". . . . aiding the enemy [i.e., and/or aiding Satan, who is a robber or thief, the father of lies, the adversary of souls, the enemy of God and man, the master of deception, the archdeceiver, a liar, a murderer from the beginning, a destroyer, a false accuser of the TRUE brethren, a deceiver, a tormentor, a rebel, an apostate, and the secretly disguised god of this world and of both ancient and modern heathenism in a professing sheep's clothing guise, in a professing religious guise, in a professing Christian guise, and/or in a professing Seventh day Adventist guise] . . . The term 'lukewarm' is applicable to this class." --- 4T 87:2, "The Testing Process," written in 1876. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "Satan, by means of his success in TURNING man ASIDE from the path of obedience, became 'the god of this world.' 2 Corinthians 4:4." --- PK 682:2, "The Coming of a Deliverer," written in 1915.

    "The message to the church of the Laodiceans applies especially to the people of God today [i.e., applies especially to the professed people of God today]. It is a message to professing Christians who have become so much like the world that no difference can be seen. (Revelation 3:14-18 quoted here.)." --- 7BC 959:2:1, "Revelation," "Read the Third Chapter of Revelation;" or RH August 20, 1903. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "Satan, by means of his success in TURNING man ASIDE from the path of obedience, became 'the god of this world.' 2 Corinthians 4:4." --- PK 682:2, "The Coming of a Deliverer," written in 1915.

    ". . . . aiding the enemy [i.e., and/or aiding Satan, who is a robber or thief, the father of lies, the adversary of souls, the enemy of God and man, the master of deception, the archdeceiver, a liar, a murderer from the beginning, a destroyer, a false accuser of the TRUE brethren, a deceiver, a tormentor, a rebel, an apostate, and the secretly disguised god of this world and of both ancient and modern heathenism in a professing sheep's clothing guise, in a professing religious guise, in a professing Christian guise, and/or in a professing Seventh day Adventist guise] . . . The term 'lukewarm' is applicable to this class." --- 4T 87:2, "The Testing Process," written in 1876. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "Says Howard Crosby: 'The church of God [i.e., the merely professed church of God] is to-day courting the world. Its members are trying to bring it down to the level of the ungodly. The ball, the theater, nude and lewd art, social luxuries with all their loose moralities, are making inroads into the sacred inclosure of the church [i.e., into the sacred inclosure of the merely professed church]; and, as a satisfaction for all this worldliness, Christians [i.e., merely professing Christians] are making a great deal of Lent and Easter and church ornamentation. It is the old trick of Satan. . . .
    . . . . The spirit of worldly conformity is invading the churches throughout Christendom. . . 'The TRULY righteous are diminished from the earth, and no man layeth it to heart. The professors of religion of the present day, in every church, are lovers of the world, conformers to the world, lovers of creature-comfort, and aspirers after respectability. They are called to suffer with Christ, but they shrink from even reproach. 'Apostasy, apostasy, apostasy, is engraven on the very front of every church; and did they know it, and did they feel it, there might be hope; but, alas! they cry, 'We [i.e., as the rest of this Heaven-sent paragraph also reveals, here the word, 'we,' is referring to Satan's impenitent and openly 'heathen' 'Laodiceans,' from within (John 8:44; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; Revelation 3:9, 14-22; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4; 1SM 357:1 2, 357:3-358:1, or RH July 23, 1889; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 6BC 1106:1:2, or RH August 25, 1885; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 3T 255:1; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4; and 1 Chronicles 16:35)] are rich, and increased in goods, and have need of nothing.' ' [Revelation 3:17.]. . . .
    . . . . Satan [i.e., and/or the enemy of God and man] and evil angels joined with evil men. All the energies of apostasy conspired against the Champion of TRUTH." --- 1888 GC 386:4-387:1, 387:4-388:1, 506:4, "A Warning Rejected," "Enmity Between Man and Satan," written in 1888. Bracketed pastoral notes supplied.

    ". . . . aiding the enemy [i.e., and/or aiding Satan, who is a robber or thief, the father of lies, the adversary of souls, the enemy of God and man, the master of deception, the archdeceiver, a liar, a murderer from the beginning, a destroyer, a false accuser of the TRUE brethren, a deceiver, a tormentor, a rebel, an apostate, and the secretly disguised god of this world and of both ancient and modern heathenism in a professing sheep's clothing guise, in a professing religious guise, in a professing Christian guise, and/or in a professing Seventh day Adventist guise] . . . The term 'lukewarm' is applicable to this class." --- 4T 87:2, "The Testing Process," written in 1876. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "Easter . . . is the old trick of Satan." --- 1888 GC 387:1, "A Warning Rejected," written in 1888.

    ". . . . aiding the enemy [i.e., and/or aiding Satan, who is a robber or thief, the father of lies, the adversary of souls, the enemy of God and man, the master of deception, the archdeceiver, a liar, a murderer from the beginning, a destroyer, a false accuser of the TRUE brethren, a deceiver, a tormentor, a rebel, an apostate, and the secretly disguised god of this world and of both ancient and modern heathenism in a professing sheep's clothing guise, in a professing religious guise, in a professing Christian guise, and/or in a professing Seventh day Adventist guise] . . . The term 'lukewarm' is applicable to this class." --- 4T 87:2, "The Testing Process," written in 1876. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "Easter . . . is the old trick of Satan." --- 1888 GC 387:1, "A Warning Rejected," written in 1888.

    "The word 'Easter,' is from Eastre, [the] Anglo-Saxon name for the goddess of spring. . . The NT gives no clear evidence of a commemorative celebration of the resurrection (in Acts 12:4, KJV, 'Easter' is a mistranslation for 'Passover'). . . Regarding baptism as the Biblical commemoration of the resurrection (see Rom. 6:3-5), and mindful of the pagan origin [i.e., and/or heathen origin] of the day, SDA's do not celebrate Easter." --- Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia, (copyright 1976), page 405, on "Easter;" or the 1976 edition of 10BC 405, on "Easter." Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "Easter . . . is the old trick of Satan." --- 1888 GC 387:1, "A Warning Rejected," written in 1888.

    "The word 'Easter,' is from Eastre, [the] Anglo-Saxon name for the goddess of spring [i.e., and/or, thus, the word, 'Easter,' is from the word, 'Eastre,' which is the heathen or 'Anglo-Saxon name' for Satan's heathen spirit and/or 'power' 'goddess,' and/or for Satan's heathen 'goddess' representing Satan's heathen spirit and/or 'power' 'over' a 'people' to include Satan's heathen spirit and/or 'power' 'over' 'lukewarm' and/or 'enemy'-'aiding' 'people' 'in this waiting, watching time' (i.e., see 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 7BC 970:1:7, or Letter 121, 1903; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 3T 255:1; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 1888 GC 386:4 387:1; and 1976 edition of 10BC 405-406, on 'Easter'); and, thus, the sure Testimony of Jesus clearly and understandably identifies 'Easter' as being part of the openly heathen 'old trick of Satan' (i.e., see 1888 GC 386:4-387:1; and 1976 edition of 10BC 405-406, on 'Easter'); 'Easter' (1888 GC 386:4-387:1; and 1976 edition of 10BC 405-406, on 'Easter') is also the ancient and 'appointed holiday' (FE 320:4-321:1) of the heathenishly disguised but really open 'worship of heathen deities' (FE 320:4-321:1); and, therefore, 'Easter' (1888 GC 386:4-387:1; and 1976 edition of 10BC 405-406, on 'Easter') is also the ancient and 'appointed holiday' (FE 320:4-321:1) of Satan's heathen spirit and/or power goddess, who represents Satan's heathen spirit and/or power over a people, and who was and is the third person of the ancient and present-day heathen godhead]. . . The NT gives no clear evidence of a commemorative celebration of the resurrection (in Acts 12:4, KJV, 'Easter' is a mistranslation for 'Passover'). . . Regarding baptism as the Biblical commemoration of the resurrection (see Rom. 6:3-5), and mindful of the pagan origin of the day [i.e., and/or mindful of the pagan, and/or witchcraft-based, and/or sorcery-based, and/or spiritualism-based, and/or heathen origin of the day], SDA's [i.e., not (1.) Satan's historical, Easter-promoting, eternal-life-threatening, lost, openly sinning, impenitent, and openly 'heathen Laodiceans,' from within (ST August 2, 1899; or 4ST 50:1:4); but, (2.) the Lord's historical, Easter opposing, eternal-life-promoting, penitent, and openly Christian 'SDA's'] do not celebrate Easter. In 1887, Uriah Smith wrote that Easter 'savors of the customs of the Protestant Church not wholly weaned from Mother Rome' (Review and Herald, 64:179, March 22, 1887). The next year, (ibid., 65:217, April 3, 1888), L. A. Smith gave as the reason for the SDA nonobservance of the day the fact that 'we find there (in the Bible) no mention of Easter, or of Lent, or of Good Friday, or of any of the numerous other feast and fast days, which the Church of Rome has always made, and which Protestant churches are fast coming to make, so prominent.'" --- Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia, (copyright 1976), pages 405 406, on "Easter;" or the 1976 edition of 10BC 405-406, on "Easter." Bracketed pastoral notes supplied.

    "Easter . . . is the old trick of Satan." --- 1888 GC 387:1, "A Warning Rejected," written in 1888.

    "Thousands are making the same mistake as did the Pharisees whom Christ reproved at Matthew's feast. Rather than give up some cherished idea, or discard some idol of opinion [i.e., and/or 'discard some' heathen god and/or 'idol of opinion' (DA 280:1; 1 Chronicles 16:26), which heathenishly holds to and thus delusively asserts the Satanic delusion that 'Easter' should be celebrated as a Christian and Seventh-day Adventist holiday; when, in reality, 'Easter' is part of the openly 'heathen,' and thus open 'idolatry' promoting, and therefore openly 'Sabbath'-polluting 'old trick of Satan' and therefore openly 'Sabbath'-polluting 'old trick' of Satan's 'great mass' of historical, eternal-life-threatening, lost, openly sinning, impenitent, openly 'heathen,' and 'Laodicean' 'Pharisees,' from within, who have historically so very long ago already become 'so much like the world that no difference can be seen,' as is manifestly or visually verified in many of their openly worldly and/or openly 'heathen' ways to include their brazen, openly idolatrous, openly 'Sabbath' polluting, and thus openly 'Easter'-keeping, 'Easter'-promoting, 'Easter'-respecting, and 'Easter'-observing ways, just as these salvation-related matters and many more such matters are clearly seen in Exodus 20:3; 1 Chronicles 16:26; PK 682:2; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 7BC 970:1:7, or Letter 121, 1903; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 7BC 959:2:1, or RH August 20, 1903; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 1888 GC 386:4-387:1; DA 280:1, 280:3; Revelation 3:9, 14-22; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 1888 GC 386:4-387:1; FE 320:4-321:1; 1888 GC 386:4 387:1; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; PK 682:2; 1 Chronicles 16:26; Ezekiel 20:15-16; 24:24; 30:1 3; 3SM 419:6-420:1, or Letter 132, 1898; Ezekiel 16:1-3a, 17; 24:24; 30:1-3; 1 Chronicles 16:35; AA 248:4-249:1; 7BC 970:1:7, or Letter 121, 1903; AA 248:4-249:1; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:3-4 (2 Chronicles 36:14; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST June 2, 1881, or 1ST 231:2:3; 1 Chronicles 16:26; PK 682:2; 1 Chronicles 16:26; Exodus 20:3; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; and James 2:10-19, 20-26)], many refuse the TRUTH which comes down from the Father of light. They trust in self, and depend upon their own wisdom, and do not realize their spiritual poverty." --- DA 280:1, "Levi-Matthew," written in 1898. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "Easter . . . is the old trick of Satan." --- 1888 GC 387:1, "A Warning Rejected," written in 1888.

    ". . . . aiding the enemy [i.e., and/or aiding Satan, who is a robber or thief, the father of lies, the adversary of souls, the enemy of God and man, the master of deception, the archdeceiver, a liar, a murderer from the beginning, a destroyer, a false accuser of the TRUE brethren, a deceiver, a tormentor, a rebel, an apostate, and the secretly disguised god of this world and of both ancient and modern heathenism in a professing sheep's clothing guise, in a professing religious guise, in a professing Christian guise, and/or in a professing Seventh day Adventist guise] . . . The term 'lukewarm' is applicable to this class." --- 4T 87:2, "The Testing Process," written in 1876. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "The enemy knows that if the church can be controlled by political enactments, if she can be led to unite with the world [i.e., thus, also please remember 'the world' and/or 'the church of the Laodiceans,' from within, as we have already seen in 7BC 959:2:1; or RH August 20, 1903], she virtually acknowledges him as her head. Then, the authority of man-made commandments will work to oppose the rule of the government of Heaven. Under the leadership of Satan, men will dispense with the righteous, holy enactments of God concerning the Sabbath, the observance of which is to be a sign [i.e., a TRUE, highly visible, and spiritually discernible 'sign'] between God and His people forever." --- ST November 22, 1899, "The Sign Of God's People;" or 4ST 77:2:1. Bracketed pastoral notes supplied.

    ". . . . aiding the enemy [i.e., and/or aiding Satan, who is a robber or thief, the father of lies, the adversary of souls, the enemy of God and man, the master of deception, the archdeceiver, a liar, a murderer from the beginning, a destroyer, a false accuser of the TRUE brethren, a deceiver, a tormentor, a rebel, an apostate, and the secretly disguised god of this world and of both ancient and modern heathenism in a professing sheep's clothing guise, in a professing religious guise, in a professing Christian guise, and/or in a professing Seventh day Adventist guise] . . . The term 'lukewarm' is applicable to this class." --- 4T 87:2, "The Testing Process," written in 1876. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    ". . . . heathen . . . worse than dead . . . lukewarm Laodiceans." --- ST August 2, 1899, "The Two Great Principles of the Law;" or 4ST 50:1:4.

    "12 And ye shall know that I am the Lord: for ye have not walked in My statutes, neither executed My Judgments, but have done after the manners of the heathen that are round about you. . . .
    15 Yet also I lifted up My hand unto them in the wilderness, that I would not bring them into the land which I had given them [i.e., and/or, for us today, the 'antitypical land of promise' and/or God's Holy City is graciously discussed for the very real sake of your salvation and my salvation in God's clearly revealed Judgment and/or in God's clearly revealed Word in PP 688:4-689:1], flowing with milk and honey, which is the glory of all lands; 16 Because they despised My Judgments, and walked not in My statutes, but polluted My Sabbaths: for their heart went after their idols." --- Ezekiel 11:12; 20:15-16. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "15 . . . . the idols of the heathen . . . ." --- Psalms 135:15.

    "11 . . . . the gods . . . of the heathen . . . ." --- Zephaniah 2:11.

    "26 . . . . all the gods of the people are idols . . . ." --- 1 Chronicles 16:26.

    ". . . . the idolatry of the heathen . . . ." --- AA 239:2, "Berea and Athens," written in 1911.

    ". . . . the darkness of heathenism . . . ." --- AA 249:1, "Corinth," written in 1911.

    "14 . . . . the abominations of the heathen . . . polluted the house of the Lord . . . ." --- 2 Chronicles 36:14.

    ". . . . heathen . . . worse than dead . . . lukewarm Laodiceans." --- ST August 2, 1899, "The Two Great Principles of the Law;" or 4ST 50:1:4.

    ". . . . aiding the enemy [i.e., and/or aiding Satan, who is a robber or thief, the father of lies, the adversary of souls, the enemy of God and man, the master of deception, the archdeceiver, a liar, a murderer from the beginning, a destroyer, a false accuser of the TRUE brethren, a deceiver, a tormentor, a rebel, an apostate, and the secretly disguised god of this world and of both ancient and modern heathenism in a professing sheep's clothing guise, in a professing religious guise, in a professing Christian guise, and/or in a professing Seventh day Adventist guise] . . . The term 'lukewarm' is applicable to this class." --- 4T 87:2, "The Testing Process," written in 1876. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "Easter . . . is the old trick of Satan." --- 1888 GC 387:1, "A Warning Rejected," written in 1888.

    "The youth in this country require more earnest spiritual labor than in any other country we have yet visited. Temptations are strong and numerous; the many holidays [i.e., like 'Easter,' which is the openly 'pagan' and/or openly 'heathen' and 'appointed holiday' of the ancient and present-day 'heathen' 'goddess' and/or of the third person of the heathen godhead representing Satan's 'heathen' spirit and/or 'power' 'over' a 'people' to include Satan's 'heathen' spirit and/or 'power' 'over' the 'lukewarm,' who are thus again still historically 'aiding the enemy' in a professing Christian and Seventh-day Adventist disguise 'in this waiting, watching time,' as clearly seen in Exodus 20:3; 1 Chronicles 16:26; PK 682:2; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 7BC 970:1:7, or Letter 121, 1903; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 3T 255:1; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:3-4 (4T 87:2, written in 1876; PK 682:2; 7BC 959:2:1, or RH August 20, 1903; John 15:18-21; 7BC 959:2:1, or RH August 20, 1903; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 1888 GC 386:4-387:1; Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia, 1976 edition, pages 405-406 on 'Easter,' or the 1976 edition of 10BC 405-406 on 'Easter;' 1888 GC 386:4-387:1; FE 320:4-321:1; 1888 GC 386:4-387:1; 1T 296:2-297:2; 1888 GC 386:4-387:1; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; PK 682:2; 1 Chronicles 16:26; Exodus 20:3; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; and James 2:10-19, 20-26)] and the habits of idleness are most unfavorable for the young. Satan makes the idle man a partaker and co-worker in his schemes, and the Lord Jesus does not abide in the heart by faith. The children and youth are not educated to realize that their influence is a power for good or for evil. It should ever be kept before them how much they can accomplish; they should be encouraged to reach the highest standard of rectitude. But from their youth up, they have been educated to the POPULAR idea that the appointed holidays [i.e., like Easter] must be treated with respect and be observed. From the light that the Lord has given me, these days have no more influence for good than would the worship of heathen deities; for this is really nothing less. These days are Satan's special harvest seasons. The money drawn from men and women is expended for that which is not bread. The youth are educated to love those things which are demoralizing, things which the Word of God condemns. The influence [i.e., and/or the Satanic and heathen 'influence'] is evil and only evil continually." --- FE 320:4-321:1, "Work and Education;" or SpTEd 97:2-98:1, written in 1897. Bracketed pastoral notes supplied.

    "Easter . . . is the old trick of Satan." --- 1888 GC 387:1, "A Warning Rejected," written in 1888.

    "The prayer of faith is the great strength of the Christian and will assuredly prevail against Satan. This is why he insinuates that we have no need of prayer. The name of Jesus, our Advocate, he detests; and, when we earnestly come to Him for help, Satan's host is alarmed. It serves his PURPOSE well, if we neglect the exercise of prayer, for then his lying wonders [i.e., and/or for then his falsehoods of idolatry; and/or for then his heathenisms] are more readily received. . . His arts and devices [i.e., like 'Easter;' which is obviously one of Satan's 'arts and devices (1888 GC 386:4- 387:1; 1T 296:2); and which is also part of the openly 'heathen,' and thus openly idolatrous, and therefore openly 'Sabbath' polluting 'old trick of Satan' and of Satan's impenitent and openly 'heathen' 'Laodiceans,' from within (1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 7BC 970:1:7, or Letter 121, 1903; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; PK 682:2; 7BC 959:2:1, or RH August 20, 1903; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 1888 GC 386:4- 387:1; DA 280:1; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4; Ezekiel 11:12; 20:15-16; 1 Chronicles 16:26; DA 280:1; 1888 GC 386:4- 387:1; DA 280:1, 280:3; Revelation 3:9, 14-22; DA 28:1, 29:2, 35:3 36:2, 258:1, 279:2-280:1, 280:3; Revelation 3:9, 14-22; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 1888 GC 386:4- 387:1; 10BC 405-406, the 1976 edition, on 'Easter;' 1888 GC 386:4- 387:1; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; PK 682:2; 1 Chronicles 16:26; Exodus 20:3; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; and James 2:10-19, 20-26); and, thus, 'Easter,' which is part of the 'old trick of Satan' (1888 GC 386:4- 387:1) is also obviously one of Satan's 'arts and devices' (1T 296:2); and, therefore, in wicked 'DISTINCTION' (TM 16:2; 4T 87:2, written in 1876) from (1.) the Lord's penitent and openly 'Christian' Seventh-day Adventists, (2.) Satan's impenitent and openly 'heathen' 'Laodiceans' (ST August 2, 1899; or 4ST 50:1:4); who are wickedly promoting 'Easter;' and who have predictably 'received' 'Easter' (1888 GC 387:1; 1T 296:2), as if it were O.K., or as if it should be observed and celebrated, or as if it were 'from Heaven' (1T 296:2); are thus also deeply involved in heathenishly disguised but really open 'Satan' 'worship' (1T 296:2), whether they know it or not, or whether they believe it or not, or whether they will teach it or not, as 'Satan' 'worship' is clearly defined in this present Heaven-sent quotation from 1T 296:2, and nobody needs to be literally praying to anything, nobody needs to be literally bowing down to anything, and nobody needs to be literally in a church building for this heathenishly disguised but really open 'Satan' 'worship' (1T 296:2) to be taking place; because, 'Satan' 'worship' (1T 296:2) automatically takes place, as soon as any of Satan's 'arts and devices' are 'received' (1T 296:2) as if they were 'from Heaven' (1T 296:2), or as if they were O.K., or as if they should be observed and celebrated; and, again, since 'Easter' is part of the 'old trick of Satan' (1888 GC 387:1), it is also most certainly one of Satan's 'arts and devices' (1T 296:2)] are received as from Heaven, and faith in the detector, the Bible, is destroyed in the minds of thousands. Satan here receives the worship which suits his Satanic majesty. Thousands are conversing with, and receiving instructions from, this demon-god and acting according to his teachings." --- 1T 296:2-297:1, "Philosophy and Vain Deceit," written in 1862. Bracketed pastoral notes supplied.

    "Easter . . . is the old trick of Satan." --- 1888 GC 387:1, "A Warning Rejected," written in 1888.

    "Regarding baptism as the Biblical commemoration of the resurrection (see Rom. 6:3-5), and mindful of the pagan origin of the day [i.e., and/or mindful of the heathen origin of the day], SDA's do not celebrate Easter." --- Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia, (copyright 1976), page 405, on "Easter;" or the 1976 edition of 10BC 405, on "Easter." Bracketed pastoral note supplied.
". . . . heathen . . . worse than dead . . . lukewarm Laodiceans." --- ST August 2, 1899, "The Two Great Principles of the Law;" or 4ST 50:1:4.

    ". . . . aiding the enemy [i.e., and/or aiding Satan, who is a robber or thief, the father of lies, the adversary of souls, the enemy of God and man, the master of deception, the archdeceiver, a liar, a murderer from the beginning, a destroyer, a false accuser of the TRUE brethren, a deceiver, a tormentor, a rebel, an apostate, and the secretly disguised god of this world and of both ancient and modern heathenism in a professing sheep's clothing guise, in a professing religious guise, in a professing Christian guise, and/or in a professing Seventh day Adventist guise] . . . The term 'lukewarm' is applicable to this class." --- 4T 87:2, "The Testing Process," written in 1876. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "Easter . . . is the old trick of Satan." --- 1888 GC 387:1, "A Warning Rejected," written in 1888.

    ". . . . aiding the enemy [i.e., and/or aiding Satan, who is a robber or thief, the father of lies, the adversary of souls, the enemy of God and man, the master of deception, the archdeceiver, a liar, a murderer from the beginning, a destroyer, a false accuser of the TRUE brethren, a deceiver, a tormentor, a rebel, an apostate, and the secretly disguised god of this world and of both ancient and modern heathenism in a professing sheep's clothing guise, in a professing religious guise, in a professing Christian guise, and/or in a professing Seventh day Adventist guise] . . . The term 'lukewarm' is applicable to this class." --- 4T 87:2, "The Testing Process," written in 1876. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "One thing it is certain is soon to be realized, - - the great apostasy, which is developing and increasing and waxing stronger, and will continue to do so until the Lord shall descend from Heaven with a shout. . . Souls are departing from the faith and giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils." --- SpTB07:57:2, "Testimonies for the Church Containing Messages of Warning and Instruction to Seventh-day Adventists," "Standing in the Way of God's Messages," written on December 4, 1905.

    ". . . . aiding the enemy [i.e., and/or aiding Satan, who is a robber or thief, the father of lies, the adversary of souls, the enemy of God and man, the master of deception, the archdeceiver, a liar, a murderer from the beginning, a destroyer, a false accuser of the TRUE brethren, a deceiver, a tormentor, a rebel, an apostate, and the secretly disguised god of this world and of both ancient and modern heathenism in a professing sheep's clothing guise, in a professing religious guise, in a professing Christian guise, and/or in a professing Seventh day Adventist guise] . . . The term 'lukewarm' is applicable to this class." --- 4T 87:2, "The Testing Process," written in 1876. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "Satan uses men and women as agents to solicit to sin and make it attractive. These agents he faithfully educates [i.e., oh, yes, in the perilous times of these LAST days, as we have already seen from God's Word, Satan has apostate; TRAITOROUS; Easter promoting, or old trick of Satan promoting, or old trick of the idolatrous and heathen god of this world promoting; spiritually discernible in more ways than one, and/or openly Sabbath-polluting in more ways than one, and/or openly idolatrous in more ways than one, and/or therefore openly heathen in more ways than one; spiritually worse than dead or lifeless; Christless, while openly, heathenishly, and falsely professing to follow Christ; gods and/or idols worshiping or heathenishly disguised but really open gods worship and/or idols worship promoting in more ways than one; Baal worshiping or heathenishly disguised but really open Baal worship promoting in more ways than one; historically worshipping and serving the creature more than the Creator; Satan worshiping or heathenishly disguised but really open Satan worship promoting in more ways than one; Satan-aiding, or enemy-aiding, or lukewarm; and Laodicean churches, hospitals, retirement homes, seminars, camp meetings, kamp meetings, schools, senior trips, falsely so-called Christian and Seventh-day Adventist self-supporting industries, colleges, universities, and etc. in which 'he faithfully educates' (5T 137:4)] to so disguise sin that he can more successfully destroy souls and rob Christ of His glory [i.e., and/or rob or steal from Christ of His honor]. Satan is the great enemy of God and man. He transforms himself through his agents into angels of light. In the Scriptures, he is called a destroyer, an accuser of the brethren [i.e., and/or a false accuser of the TRUE brethren], a deceiver, a liar, a tormentor, and a murderer. Satan has many in his employ, but is most successful when he can use professed Christians for his Satanic work. And the greater their influence, the more elevated their position, the more knowledge they profess of God and His service, the more successfully can he use them. Whoever entices to sin is his agent." --- 5T 137:4, "Agents of Satan," written in 1882; and, thus, part of the great "light of 1882" by which "the church" will be "found wanting," as clearly explained by God in Daniel 5:27 [5T 83:3-84:1, written in 1882]; Daniel 5:27 [8T 247:2, 249:2 250:1; Revelation 3:9, 14-22]; and Daniel 5:27 [i.e., and, thus, with Daniel 5:27, please see "subverted" and/or "perverted" in 7BC 961:2:3-4, or MS 33, 1894; and, according to the Greek, in Titus 3:10-11]. Bracketed pastoral notes supplied.

    ". . . . aiding the enemy [i.e., and/or aiding Satan, who is a robber or thief, the father of lies, the adversary of souls, the enemy of God and man, the master of deception, the archdeceiver, a liar, a murderer from the beginning, a destroyer, a false accuser of the TRUE brethren, a deceiver, a tormentor, a rebel, an apostate, and the secretly disguised god of this world and of both ancient and modern heathenism in a professing sheep's clothing guise, in a professing religious guise, in a professing Christian guise, and/or in a professing Seventh day Adventist guise] . . . The term 'lukewarm' is applicable to this class." --- 4T 87:2, "The Testing Process," written in 1876. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    ". . . . heathen . . . worse than dead . . . lukewarm Laodiceans." --- ST August 2, 1899, "The Two Great Principles of the Law;" or 4ST 50:1:4.

    ". . . . aiding the enemy [i.e., and/or aiding Satan, who is a robber or thief, the father of lies, the adversary of souls, the enemy of God and man, the master of deception, the archdeceiver, a liar, a murderer from the beginning, a destroyer, a false accuser of the TRUE brethren, a deceiver, a tormentor, a rebel, an apostate, and the secretly disguised god of this world and of both ancient and modern heathenism in a professing sheep's clothing guise, in a professing religious guise, in a professing Christian guise, and/or in a professing Seventh day Adventist guise] . . . The term 'lukewarm' is applicable to this class." --- 4T 87:2, "The Testing Process," written in 1876. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "Satan is continually seeking to overcome the people of God by breaking down the barriers which SEPARATE them from the world. Ancient Israel were enticed into sin when they ventured into FORBIDDEN association with the heathen. In a similar manner are modern Israel led astray. 'The god of this world [i.e., and/or the idolatrous or heathen 'god of this world'] hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.' [2 Corinthians 4:4.] All who are not decided followers of Christ are servants of Satan [i.e., thus, please see those who are 'servants of Satan' or who 'serve Satan,' from within; who are 'aiding the enemy,' from within; and/or who are spiritually discernible, and/or open idolatry promoting and supporting, and/or therefore openly 'heathen;' 'worse than dead;' 'Satan'-'serving;' 'Satan' 'aiding,' or 'enemy'-'aiding,' or 'lukewarm Laodiceans,' from within, as clearly identified and described by the all-knowing and unchangeable Lord God in the next six Heaven-sent quotations and more cited below to the end of this study]." --- 4SP 327:3-328:1, "Enmity Between Man and Satan," written in 1884. Bracketed pastoral notes supplied.

    ". . . . aiding the enemy [i.e., and/or aiding Satan, who is a robber or thief, the father of lies, the adversary of souls, the enemy of God and man, the master of deception, the archdeceiver, a liar, a murderer from the beginning, a destroyer, a false accuser of the TRUE brethren, a deceiver, a tormentor, a rebel, an apostate, and the secretly disguised god of this world and of both ancient and modern heathenism in a professing sheep's clothing guise, in a professing religious guise, in a professing Christian guise, and/or in a professing Seventh day Adventist guise] . . . The term 'lukewarm' is applicable to this class." --- 4T 87:2, "The Testing Process," written in 1876. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "The approval of men - - even of professed Christians - - is no evidence of the favor of God. The Christian experience of thousands is gauged by the standard of those who profess to love the TRUTH and to be servants of Christ, but who serve Satan. In their blindness and self-complacency, many are saying [i.e., and/or 'in their blindness and self complacency, many' of Satan's impenitent and openly heathen Laodiceans; who are aiding the enemy and/or aiding Satan, from within; who thus are openly heathen and Laodicean agents of Satan, from within; and, therefore, who also serve Satan or are servants of Satan, from within, 'are saying'], 'I am rich and increased with goods, and have need of nothing,' when Christ declares that they are poor and miserable, blind and naked. [Revelation 3:17.] To such, He addresses the solemn admonition, 'I counsel thee to buy of Me gold TRIED in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.' [Revelation 3:18.]." --- RH November 7, 1882, "Christian Character;" or 1RH 388:1:4, written in 1882; and, thus, part of the great "light of 1882" by which "the church" will be "found wanting," as clearly explained by God in Daniel 5:27 [5T 83:3-84:1, written in 1882]; Daniel 5:27 [8T 247:2, 249:2-250:1; Revelation 3:9, 14-22]; and Daniel 5:27 [i.e., and, thus, with Daniel 5:27, please see "subverted" and/or "perverted" in 7BC 961:2:3-4, or MS 33, 1894; and, according to the Greek, in Titus 3:10-11]. Bracketed pastoral notes supplied.

    ". . . . aiding the enemy [i.e., and/or aiding Satan, who is a robber or thief, the father of lies, the adversary of souls, the enemy of God and man, the master of deception, the archdeceiver, a liar, a murderer from the beginning, a destroyer, a false accuser of the TRUE brethren, a deceiver, a tormentor, a rebel, an apostate, and the secretly disguised god of this world and of both ancient and modern heathenism in a professing sheep's clothing guise, in a professing religious guise, in a professing Christian guise, and/or in a professing Seventh day Adventist guise] . . . The term 'lukewarm' is applicable to this class." --- 4T 87:2, "The Testing Process," written in 1876. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "You [i.e., one of (1.) Satan's eternal-life-threatening, impenitent, spiritually discernible, and/or open idolatry promoting and supporting, and/or openly 'heathen,' 'worse than dead,' 'enemy'-'aiding' or 'lukewarm Laodiceans' and/or 'servants of Satan,' from within, in a deceptively professing 'Christian' and Seventh-day Adventist guise, just as (2.) the Lord's eternal-life-promoting, penitent, and openly 'Christian' Seventh-day Adventists shall see clearly described by the all-knowing and unchangeable Lord God in this present Heaven sent quotation together with the Heaven-sent quotations cited below to the end of this study (4T 87:2, written in 1876; 4SP 327:3-328:1; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; ST August 2, or 4ST 50:1:4; and 2T 175:3-182:1)] are not a Christian; and, yet, it has been talked to you all your life that you were a natural Christian. You have taken it for granted that you were all right, when you were very far from being accepted of God. This deception has grown with your growth, and strengthened with your strength, and threatens to prove your ruin. . . .
   
You and your sister P have had a great amount of pride, which will be as stubble IN THE DAY OF GOD. Self-love and self-pride, pride of dress and appearance, have prevailed. Selfishness has kept you from good. You both must have a thorough conversion, a thorough renewing of the mind, a thorough transformation, or you will have no part in the Kingdom of God. Your appearance, your good looks, your dress, will not bring you into favor with God. It is moral worth that the great I am notices. There is no real beauty of person or of character out of Christ, no real perfection of manners or deportment without the SANCTIFYING graces of the Spirit of humility, sympathy, and TRUE holiness.    
   
I have been shown that souls will be lost through your influence and example. You have had light and privileges; and, for them, you will have to render an account. You are not naturally religious or devotional, but have to make special effort to keep your minds upon religious things. Self is prominent with you. Your self-esteem is very large . . . Your love for your own enjoyment and gratification, your lack of consecration and of devotion, have been detrimental to many. Those who were backslidden you could not benefit, for your lives were like the worldlings' in general.
   
Those who visit _____ carry away the impression made by you and other of the youth who do not enjoy experimental religion, that there is no reality in religion. Pride is strengthened in them; love of show, love of lightness and of pleasure are increased, and sacred things are not discerned. They receive the impression that they have been too conscientious, too particular. For if those who live right at the center of the great work are influenced so little by the solemn TRUTHS so often presented, why should they be so particular? Why should they be afraid of enjoying themselves, when this seemed to be the aim of those who were of longer experience in _____?
   
The influence of the youth in _____ extends as far as they are known, and their unconsecrated lives are proverbial; and none have had more influence in the wrong direction than you. You have dishonored your profession and been miserable representatives of the TRUTH. Says the TRUE Witness: 'I know thy works [i.e., and/or 'I know thy' eternal-life-threatening; 'Easter' keeping and celebrating, or the 'heathen' 'old trick of Satan' keeping and celebrating, or the 'heathen' 'old trick' of the idolatrous and/or 'heathen' 'god of this world' keeping and celebrating; deceptively impenitent; openly sinning in many ways and thus in all ways (James 2:10); and/or, thus, openly and spiritually discernible; and/or the open 'falsehood of idolatry' promoting and supporting; and/or, thus, literal, classical, highly visible, and open 'idolatry' promoting and supporting, and also many openly 'heathen' 'gods' and/or 'idols of opinion' promoting and supporting; and/or thus open 'Sabbath'-polluting or yet another 'Satanic' and counterfeit sabbath and man-made institution of open 'heathenism' promoting and supporting; and, therefore, openly 'heathen;' spiritually 'worse than dead' or 'lifeless;' 'Christless;' heathenishly disguised but really open 'vain' 'worship' promoting and supporting, or openly 'teaching for doctrines the commandments of men,' while openly 'laying aside the commandments of God,' while heathenishly and falsely professing to teach and to keep the 'commandments of God,' and while openly holding to the openly 'heathen' 'tradition of men;' heathenishly disguised but really highly visible and 'heathen' 'gods' and/or 'idols' 'worship' promoting and supporting; heathenishly disguised but really open 'Satan' 'worship' promoting and supporting; historically and heathenishly worshipping and serving 'the creature more than the Creator;' historically and heathenishly disguised but really open 'worship they know not what' promoting and supporting; 'Satanic;' 'Satan'-'aiding,' or 'enemy'-'aiding,' or 'lukewarm;' and 'Laodicean' 'works,' as clearly seen in John 8:44; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; Revelation 3:9, 14-22; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 1SM 31:4-5, 31:6-32:3, 32:4-33:1, 48:4-5; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 7BC 970:1:7, or Letter 121, 1903; AA 248:4-249:1; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:3-4 (1SM 357:1-2, 357:3-358:1, or RH July 23, 1889; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 6BC 1106:1:2, or RH August 25, 1885; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 3T 255:1; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:3-4; 1 Chronicles 16:35; 2 Chronicles 36:14; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST June 2, 1881, or 1ST 231:2:3; 1 Chronicles 16:26; Exodus 20:3; 1 Chronicles 16:26; PK 682:2; 1 Chronicles 16:26; 1T 296:2-297:2; 1 Chronicles 16:26; 1 John 5:21; 1 Chronicles 16:26; Ezekiel 20:15-16; 1 Chronicles 16:26; SD 57, or MS 2, 1893; ST May 19, 1881, or 1ST 227:3:2; SD 57, or MS 2, 1893; 1 Chronicles 16:26; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; 1T 296:2-297:2; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; 1BC 1108:1:1, or MS 58, 1900; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; 1 Chronicles 16:26; PP 336:2; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:1, 4; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; Ezekiel 11:12; 20:15 16; 1T 296:2-297:2; Ezekiel 11:12; 20:15-16; 1 Chronicles 16:26; SD 57, or MS 2, 1893; ST May 19, 1881, or 1ST 227:3:2; 1T 296:2-297:2; ST May 19, 1881, or 1ST 227:3:2; 5T 83:3 84:1, 213:3-214:2, written in 1882; ST May 19, 1881, or 1ST 227:3:2; 1SM 31:4-5, 31:6-32:3, 32:4-33:1, 48:4-5; ST May 19, 1881, or 1ST 227:3:2; SD 57, or MS 2, 1893; 1 Chronicles 16:26; PK 682:2; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; PP 688:4-689:1; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; John 8:44; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; PK 682:2; 7BC 959:2:1, or RH August 20, 1903; John 15:18 21; 7BC 959:2:1, or RH August 20, 1903; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 1888 GC 386:4-387:1; DA 280:1, 280:3; Revelation 1:9; 2:9; 3:9, 14-22; DA 280:3; DA 258:1; DA 28:1, 29:2, 35:3-36:2, 258:1, 279:2-280:1; 1 Chronicles 16:26; PK 682:2; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 1888 GC 386:4 387:1; 1T 296:2-297:2; 1888 GC 386:4-387:1; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; PK 682:2; 1 Chronicles 16:26; Exodus 20:3; PP 305:4-5; Exodus 20:3; 2SAT 181:7, or MS 126, December 10, 1901; Exodus 20:3; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:1, 4; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; COL 18:3; Romans 1:21-23, 24-32; Deuteronomy 4:12-16, 17-18; 6:14; Romans 1:21-23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32; COL 18:3; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:1, 4; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; 1SAT 17:4, or MS 5, 1885; Matthew 15:9; Mark 7:7-8a; 5T 707:2; Mark 7:7-8a; Matthew 15:9; 1T 296:2-297:2; Matthew 15:9; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; PP 305:4-5, 305:6-306:1, 336:2; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; and James 2:10-19, 20-26)], that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm [i.e., and/or 'so then because thou art' 'aiding the enemy' (4T 87:2, written in 1876; 7BC 970:1:7, or Letter 121, 1903)], and neither cold nor hot, I will spew thee out of My mouth.' [Revelation 3:15-16.] Were you cold, there would be some hope that you would be converted; but where self-righteousness girds one about, instead of the righteousness of Christ, the deception is so difficult to be seen, and the self-righteousness so hard to be PUT AWAY, that the case is the most difficult to reach. An unconverted, godless sinner stands in a more favorable condition than such. . . .
    . . . .
May God forgive your parents and sisters for the part they have acted in making you what you are - - just that which God cannot accept, just that which, if you remain the same, will be stubble for the fire to consume IN THE DAY OF GOD. . . .
    . . . . You knew His will, but did it not. There will have to be a most manifest reformation in you both, or you will never hear from Jesus: 'Well done, thou good and faithful servant.' [Matthew 25:21, 23.].
    In the evening of June 12, after reading the foregoing to the church, I was shown that while you are careless, proud, selfish, and indifferent to the salvation of souls, death is doing its work. One after another is leaving you, and passing to the grave. What has been your influence over those who assembled in your social gatherings? What has been said or done to lead souls to Christ? Have you been instant in season, out of season, to do your whole duty? Are you ready to meet at the bar of God those with whom you have mingled in your social gatherings, especially that class who have been thrown under your influence and who have died out of Christ? Are you prepared to say that your skirts are clear of their blood? I will mention one case, that of Q. Will no reproach fall upon you from her, upon you who were surrounded with good home influences, you who had every favorable opportunity to develop good Christian characters, but who have felt no burden for souls? Pride, vanity, and love of pleasure were fostered by you, and you acted your part in disgracing your profession and leading this poor soul, who had been tossed about and buffeted by Satan, to doubt the reality of the TRUTH and the genuineness of the Christian religion.
    Your frivolous conversation, in common with that of other of the young people, was disgusting. There was nothing noble and elevated in the TURN your minds took. It was common chitchat and gossip, the silly, vain laugh, the jesting, and the joking. Angels have written the scenes you have acted over and over again. Notwithstanding, the most solemn appeals have been made to you, and you have been reproved, rebuked, and warned, you are more censurable than other youth. You have had longer experience and greater knowledge of the TRUTH. You have lived the longest at _____. You were among the first to profess to believe the TRUTH and to be Christ's followers, and your course of vanity and pride has done more toward shaping the experience of the youth in that place than has that of any of the others. Those who have been converted to the TRUTH you have taken by the hand, as it were, and united to the world. . . .
    . . . .
You have been good and pleasing servants of Satan [i.e., thus, also, please remember the previous four Heaven-sent quotations on such 'servants of Satan,' and/or on the 'lukewarm,' who by definition are openly 'aiding the enemy,' from within, and who also therefore openly 'serve Satan' and are thus open 'servants of Satan,' from within], while you have professed to be servants of Christ." --- 2T 174:2, 174:3, 175:1, 175:2-176:1, 176:2, 179:1, 179:2-180:2, 182:1, "Pride in the Young," written in 1868. Bracketed pastoral notes supplied.

    ". . . . aiding the enemy [i.e., and/or aiding Satan, who is a robber or thief, the father of lies, the adversary of souls, the enemy of God and man, the master of deception, the archdeceiver, a liar, a murderer from the beginning, a destroyer, a false accuser of the TRUE brethren, a deceiver, a tormentor, a rebel, an apostate, and the secretly disguised god of this world and of both ancient and modern heathenism in a professing sheep's clothing guise, in a professing religious guise, in a professing Christian guise, and/or in a professing Seventh day Adventist guise] . . . The term 'lukewarm' is applicable to this class." --- 4T 87:2, "The Testing Process," written in 1876. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    ". . . . heathen . . . worse than dead . . . lukewarm Laodiceans." --- ST August 2, 1899, "The Two Great Principles of the Law;" or 4ST 50:1:4.

    "14 . . . . the abominations of the heathen . . . polluted the house of the Lord . . . ." --- 2 Chronicles 36:14.

    ". . . . the darkness of heathenism . . . ." --- AA 249:1, "Corinth," written in 1911.

    ". . . . the idolatry of the heathen . . . ." --- AA 239:2, "Berea and Athens," written in 1911.

    "Again, the Lord seeks to guard His people against idolatry . . . making to themselves images to represent God." --- ST May 6, 1880, "Giving of the Law;" or 1ST 154:2:15.

    ". . . . the idolatry of the heathen . . . ." --- AA 239:2, "Berea and Athens," written in 1911.

    "14 . . . . the abominations of the heathen . . . polluted the house of the Lord . . . ." --- 2 Chronicles 36:14.

    "At times, with burning earnestness and Words of terrible severity, Christ denounced the abominations [i.e., and/or, thus, Christ denounced the idolatrous and/or 'heathen' 'abominations' (2 Chronicles 36:14)] that He saw in the church and in the world. He would not allow the people to be deceived by false claims to righteousness and SANCTITY." --- SpTB02:47:2, "Freedom In Christ," written on July 23, 1904. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "14 . . . . the abominations of the heathen . . . polluted the house of the Lord . . . ." --- 2 Chronicles 36:14.

    ". . . . heathen . . . worse than dead . . . lukewarm Laodiceans." --- ST August 2, 1899, "The Two Great Principles of the Law;" or 4ST 50:1:4.

    "14 . . . . the abominations of the heathen . . . polluted the house of the Lord . . . ." --- 2 Chronicles 36:14.

    "MARK THIS POINT WITH CARE: Those who receive the pure MARK OF TRUTH [i.e., and/or those who receive the pure and salvation-related MARK OR SEAL OF THE LIVING GOD; and/or 'those who receive the pure MARK OF TRUTH'], wrought in them by the power of the Holy Ghost, represented by a MARK by the man in linen, are those 'that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done' in the church [i.e., and/or, thus, are those that sigh and cry for all the openly idolatrous and/or openly 'heathen' 'abominations' that be done in the vastly historical, wickedly hoary with age and history, historically reoccurring, and openly 'heathen' 'church of the Laodiceans,' as clearly seen in 2 Chronicles 36:14; 1 Chronicles 16:35; DA 28:1, 29:2, 35:3-36:2, 258:1, 280:3, 310:2, 540:3; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:1, 4 (1SM 357:1-358:1, or RH July 23, 1889; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 6BC 1106:1:2, or RH August 25, 1885; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 3T 255:1; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 7BC 970:1:7, or Letter 121, 1903; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; Revelation 1:9; 2:9; 3:9, 14-22; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 7BC 970:1:7, or Letter 121, 1903; AA 248:4-249:1; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:3-4; 1 Chronicles 16:35; Matthew 15:9; PP 305:4-5, 305:6 306:1, 336:2; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; 1BC 1108:1:1, or MS 58, 1900; Proverbs 12:22; 1BC 1108:1:1, or MS 58, 1900; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; and James 2:10-19, 20-26)]. [Ezekiel 9:4.]." --- 3T 267:1, "Testimonies for the Church," "The Laodicean Church," "Duty To Reprove Sin," written in 1873. Bracketed pastoral notes supplied.

    "14 . . . . the abominations of the heathen . . . polluted the house of the Lord . . . ." --- 2 Chronicles 36:14.

    ". . . . heathen . . . worse than dead . . . lukewarm Laodiceans." --- ST August 2, 1899, "The Two Great Principles of the Law;" or 4ST 50:1:4.

    "14 . . . . the abominations of the heathen . . . polluted the house of the Lord . . . ." --- 2 Chronicles 36:14.

    "At times, with burning earnestness and Words of terrible severity, Christ denounced the abominations [i.e., and/or, thus, Christ denounced the idolatrous and/or 'heathen' 'abominations' (2 Chronicles 36:14)] that He saw in the church and in the world. He would not allow the people to be deceived by false claims to righteousness and SANCTITY.
We are to unify, but not on a platform of error." --- SpTB02:47:2-3, "Freedom In Christ," written on July 23, 1904. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "14 . . . . the abominations of the heathen . . . polluted the house of the Lord . . . ." --- 2 Chronicles 36:14.

    ". . . . heathen . . . worse than dead . . . lukewarm Laodiceans." --- ST August 2, 1899, "The Two Great Principles of the Law;" or 4ST 50:1:4.

    "14 . . . . the abominations of the heathen . . . polluted the house of the Lord . . . ." --- 2 Chronicles 36:14.

    "11 . . . . the gods . . . of the heathen . . . ." --- Zephaniah 2:11.

    "15 . . . . the idols of the heathen . . . ." --- Psalms 135:15.

    "26 . . . . all the gods of the people are idols . . . ." --- 1 Chronicles 16:26.

    ". . . . the idolatry of the heathen . . . ." --- AA 239:2, "Berea and Athens," written in 1911.

    ". . . . heathen . . . worse than dead . . . lukewarm Laodiceans." --- ST August 2, 1899, "The Two Great Principles of the Law;" or 4ST 50:1:4.

    "In imitation of the gods [i.e., and/or in imitation of the 'idols' (1 Chronicles 16:26)] of the heathen, images were made to represent Jehovah, and thus idolatry spread like a plague throughout the land." --- ST June 2, 1881, "The Angel's Reproof;" or 1ST 231:2:3. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    ". . . . the idolatry of the heathen . . . ." --- AA 239:2, "Berea and Athens," written in 1911.

    ". . . . heathen . . . worse than dead . . . lukewarm Laodiceans." --- ST August 2, 1899, "The Two Great Principles of the Law;" or 4ST 50:1:4.

    "11 . . . . the gods . . . of the heathen . . . ." --- Zephaniah 2:11.

    "15 . . . . the idols of the heathen . . . ." --- Psalms 135:15.

    "26 . . . . all the gods of the people are idols . . . ." --- 1 Chronicles 16:26.

    "12 And the Lord spake unto you out of the midst of the fire: ye heard the Voice of the Words, but saw no similitude; only ye heard a Voice. 13 And He declared unto you His covenant, which He commanded you to perform, even ten commandments; and He wrote them upon two tables of stone. 14 And the Lord commanded me [i.e., Moses] at that time to teach you statutes and Judgments, that ye might do them in the land whither ye go over to possess it. 15 Take ye therefore good heed unto yourselves; for ye saw no manner of similitude on the day that the Lord spake unto you in Horeb out of the midst of the fire: 16 Lest ye CORRUPT yourselves, and make you a graven image, the similitude of any figure, the likeness of male or female, 17 The likeness of any beast that is on the earth, the likeness of any winged fowl that flieth in the air [i.e., and/or 'the likeness of any winged fowl that flieth in the air;' and/or 'bird' 'that flieth in the air;' and/or, for example, the dove image, which historically was and is yet another highly visible symbol of the third person of the 'heathen' godhead, or yet another highly visible symbol of Satan's 'heathen' power and/or spirit goddess of ancient and present-day 'heathenism;' and, thus, making any such 'PROHIBITED' 'image' to supposedly represent the Holy Spirit, Jesus, or God the Father results in or brings a people to heathenishly and increasingly 'CORRUPT' themselves with the open 'falsehood of idolatry' and/or with many other openly 'heathen' ways, or to heathenishly and increasingly dishonor themselves with the open 'falsehood of idolatry' and/or with many other openly 'heathen' ways; because, being historically and openly 'heathen,' and, thus desiring and having other 'heathen' 'gods' and/or 'idols' 'before' 'God,' they historically and predictably discount, reject, and seek to 'make of none effect' all of the all-knowing and unchangeable Lord God's counsel against 'heathenism' and/or against 'idolatry,' and thus they also historically and predictably are indifferent to and seek to 'make of none effect' the all-knowing and unchangeable Lord God's counsel; which advised, and which therefore still advises mankind that 'to make an image of God dishonors Him;' which thus 'PROHIBITED,' and which therefore still PROHIBITS 'any' 'dead' picture or so-called 'likeness,' 'any' 'dead' statue or 'graven image,' 'any' 'dead' and so-called 'similitude,' 'any' 'dead' and 'material representation,' and/or 'any' 'dead' 'image' 'made' or even thought of to supposedly 'represent' the eternal and living 'God;' and which thus 'PROHIBITED,' and which therefore still PROHIBITS all such open 'heathenism' and/or open 'idolatry;' - - just as (1.) Satan's historical, wickedly hoary with age and history, historically and heathenishly worshipping and serving 'the creature more than the Creator,' historically and heathenishly the open and 'POPULAR worship of heathen deities' promoting, historically and heathenishly 'Satan' worshipping or heathenishly disguised but really open 'Satan' 'worship' promoting, eternal-life-threatening, deceptively impenitent, openly sinning, and thus openly and spiritually discernible, and thus open 'idolatry' promoting, and therefore openly 'heathen' 'Laodiceans,' from within, who are still predictably, brazenly, manifestly, discernibly, openly, and idolatrously doing these very 'PROHIBITED,' 'Satanic,' openly 'heathen' and/or spiritualist, and openly 'God'-dishonoring 'things;' - - just as all of these salvation-related matters and many more such matters are clearly seen and acted upon by (2.) the Lord's historical, God-worshiping or 'TRUE worship' promoting, eternal-life-promoting, genuinely penitent, and openly 'Christian' Seventh-day Adventists in accordance with the all-knowing and unchangeable Lord God's sure 'Testimony' in John 4:23-24 (DA 189:3); Exodus 20:1-3, 4, 5, 6, 23; 1 Chronicles 16:26; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; Malachi 3:6; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; Deuteronomy 4:12-16, 17, 18; 6:14; Malachi 3:6; John 5:45-47; Malachi 3:6; PP 316:1; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; Malachi 3:6; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; Deuteronomy 4:12-16, 17, 18; 6:14 (Romans 1:21-23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32; COL 18:3; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4; 1 Chronicles 16:35; AA 238:4-239:2; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; 1BC 1108:1:1, or MS 58, 1900; DA 112:2; 1BC 1108:1:1, or MS 58, 1900; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; AA 238:4-239:2; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; 1BC 1108:1:1, or MS 58, 1900; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; 1T 296:2-297:2; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; Acts 17:16, 29-31; 2SAT 184:6, or 4BC 1145:1:7, or MS 126, December 10, 1901; Acts 17:16, 29-31; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; AA 238:4-239:2; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4; 1 Chronicles 16:35; AA 233:5-235:1, 237:2; Deuteronomy 4:12-16, 17-18; 6:14; 27:15; AA 237:2; Habakkuk 1:5; 2:18-19; 1911 GC 555:2, 680:1-2; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; Acts 17:16, 29-31; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; AA 238:4-239:2; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:3-4; 1 Chronicles 16:35; AA 233:5-235:1, 237:2; Proverbs 21:16; Amos 3:3; 5T 705:3; Amos 3:3; Proverbs 21:16; Acts 17:16, 29-31; Proverbs 21:16; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; PP 684:1, 684:2, 684:3, 684:4-685:1, 685:2-686:2; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; ST May 9, 1906, or 4ST 420; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:1, 4; 1 Chronicles 16:35; COL 18:3; Romans 1:21-23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32; COL 18:3; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 7BC 970:1:2, or Letter 121, 1903; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 1SM 48:4-5, or Letter 12, 1890, and Letter 40, 1890; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; ST May 19, 1881, or 1ST 227:3:2; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4; 1 Chronicles 16:35; AA 238:4-239:2; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; PP 306:2; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; AA 238:4-239:2; 1 Chronicles 16:35; Ezekiel 16:1-3a, 17; 20:15-16, 30-32; 23:28-30; 24:24; 30:1-3; 3SM 419:6 420:1, or Letter 132, 1898; and Ezekiel 24:24; 30:1-3)]. 18 The likeness of any thing that creepeth on the ground, the likeness of any fish that is in the waters beneath the earth . . . 27 . . . among the heathen . . . 28 . . . ye shall serve gods, the work of men's hands, wood and stone, which neither see, nor hear, nor eat, nor smell [i.e., thus, they have no life; they are 'lifeless;' they are 'dead;' and, therefore, historically, the 'religion of the heathen' was and is a heathenishly disguised but really open 'communion' with the 'dead' and even with the 'worse than dead,' a heathenishly disguised but really open 'deification of the dead,' a heathenishly disguised but really open 'worship of the dead,' and much more as clearly seen in PP 684:1, 684:2, 684:3, 684:4-685:1, 685:2-686:2 (4T 87:2, written in 1876; 7BC 970:1:7, or Letter 121, 1903; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; ST May 9, 1906, or 4ST 420; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:1, 4; 1SM 357:1-2, 357:3-358:1, or RH July 23, 1889; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4; 1 Chronicles 16:35; and Amos 3:3)]. . . .
    14 Ye shall not go after other gods, of the gods of the people [i.e., and/or of the openly heathen people] which are round about you. . . .
    15 Cursed be the man that maketh any graven or molten image, an abomination [i.e., and/or an openly heathen abomination (2 Chronicles 36:14)] unto the Lord, the work of the hands of the craftsman, and putteth it in a secret place. And all the people shall answer and say, Amen." --- Deuteronomy 4:12-16, 17-18, 27, 28; 6:14; 27:15. Bracketed pastoral notes supplied.

    "26 . . . . all the gods of the people are idols . . . ." --- 1 Chronicles 16:26.

    "5 Behold ye among the heathen [i.e., again, here the word, 'among,' is translated from the Hebrew word, 'beyn' (pronounced: bane), which means: between; in; within; among], and regard, and wonder marvellously: for I will work a work in your days, which ye will not believe, though it be told you. . . .
    18 What profiteth the graven image that the maker thereof hath graven it; the molten image, and a teacher of lies [i.e., and/or a 'teacher' of the open 'falsehood of idolatry;' and/or a 'teacher of lies' (1BC 1108:1:1, or MS 58, 1900; Habakkuk 2:18)], that the maker of his work trusteth therein, to make dumb idols? 19 Woe unto him that saith to the wood, Awake; to the dumb stone, Arise, it shall teach! Behold, it is laid over with gold and silver, and there is no breath at all in the midst of it [i.e., thus, again, it has no life; it is 'lifeless;' it is 'dead;' and, therefore again, historically, the 'religion of the heathen' was and is a heathenishly disguised but really open 'communion' with the 'dead' and even with the 'worse than dead,' a heathenishly disguised but really open 'deification of the dead,' a heathenishly disguised but really open 'worship of the dead,' and much more as clearly seen in PP 684:1, 684:2, 684:3, 684:4-685:1, 685:2-686:2 (4T 87:2, written in 1876; 7BC 970:1:7, or Letter 121, 1903; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; ST May 9, 1906, or 4ST 420; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:1, 4; 1SM 357:1-2, 357:3-358:1, or RH July 23, 1889; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4; 1 Chronicles 16:35; and Amos 3:3)]." --- Habakkuk 1:5; 2:18-19. Bracketed pastoral notes supplied.

    "26 . . . . all the gods of the people are idols . . . ." --- 1 Chronicles 16:26.

    "15 The idols of the heathen are silver and gold, the work of men's hands. 16 They have mouths, but they speak not; eyes have they, but they see not; 17 They have ears, but they hear not; neither is there any breath in their mouths [i.e., thus, again, they have no life; they are 'lifeless;' they are 'dead;' and, therefore again, historically, the 'religion of the heathen' was and is a heathenishly disguised but really open 'communion' with the 'dead' and even with the 'worse than dead,' a heathenishly disguised but really open 'deification of the dead,' a heathenishly disguised but really open 'worship of the dead,' and much more as clearly seen in PP 684:1, 684:2, 684:3, 684:4-685:1, 685:2-686:2 (4T 87:2, written in 1876; 7BC 970:1:7, or Letter 121, 1903; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; ST May 9, 1906, or 4ST 420; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:1, 4; 1SM 357:1-2, 357:3-358:1, or RH July 23, 1889; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4; 1 Chronicles 16:35; and Amos 3:3)]. 18 They that make them are like unto them: so is every one that trusteth in them." --- Psalms 135:15-18. Bracketed pastoral notes supplied.

    "Like attracts like. Like appreciates like." --- 5T 705:3, "The Mysteries of the Bible a Proof of its Inspiration," written in 1889.

    "26 . . . . all the gods of the people are idols . . . ." --- 1 Chronicles 16:26.

    "2 Wherefore should the heathen say, Where is now their God? 3 But our God is in the heavens: He hath done whatsoever He hath pleased. 4 Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men's hands. 5 They have mouths, but they speak not: eyes have they, but they see not: 6 They have ears, but they hear not: noses have they, but they smell not: 7 They have hands, but they handle not: feet have they, but they walk not: neither speak they through their throat [i.e., thus, again, they have no life; they are 'lifeless;' they are 'dead;' and, therefore again, historically, the 'religion of the heathen' was and is a heathenishly disguised but really open 'communion' with the 'dead' and even with the 'worse than dead,' a heathenishly disguised but really open 'deification of the dead,' a heathenishly disguised but really open 'worship of the dead,' and much more as clearly seen in PP 684:1, 684:2, 684:3, 684:4-685:1, 685:2-686:2 (4T 87:2, written in 1876; 7BC 970:1:7, or Letter 121, 1903; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; ST May 9, 1906, or 4ST 420; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:1, 4; 1SM 357:1-2, 357:3-358:1, or RH July 23, 1889; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4; 1 Chronicles 16:35; and Amos 3:3)]. 8 They that make them are like unto them; so is every one that trusteth in them. . . .
    126 It is time for Thee, Lord, to work: for they have made void Thy law [i.e., and/or, thus, it is time for Thee, Lord, to work: for the openly heathen have made void Thy law]. . . 137 TZADDI. Righteous art Thou, O Lord, and upright are Thy Judgments. 138 Thy Testimonies that Thou hast commanded are righteous and very faithful. . . 142 Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and Thy law is the TRUTH. . . 172 My tongue shall speak of Thy Word: for all Thy commandments are righteousness. 173 Let Thine hand help me; for I have chosen Thy precepts." --- Psalms 115:2-8; 119:126, 137-138, 142, 172-173. Bracketed pastoral notes supplied.

    "Like attracts like. Like appreciates like." --- 5T 705:3, "The Mysteries of the Bible a Proof of its Inspiration," written in 1889.

    "26 . . . . all the gods of the people are idols . . . ." --- 1 Chronicles 16:26.

    "15 . . . . the idols of the heathen . . . ." --- Psalms 135:15.

    "11 . . . . the gods . . . of the heathen . . . ." --- Zephaniah 2:11.

    ". . . . the idolatry of the heathen . . . ." --- AA 239:2, "Berea and Athens," written in 1911.

    ". . . . heathen . . . worse than dead . . . lukewarm Laodiceans." --- ST August 2, 1899, "The Two Great Principles of the Law;" or 4ST 50:1:4.

    "3 Can two walk together, except they be agreed?" --- Amos 3:3.

    "Like attracts like. Like appreciates like." --- 5T 705:3, "The Mysteries of the Bible a Proof of its Inspiration," written in 1889.

    "3 Can two walk together, except they be agreed?" --- Amos 3:3.

    ". . . . heathen . . . worse than dead . . . lukewarm Laodiceans." --- ST August 2, 1899, "The Two Great Principles of the Law;" or 4ST 50:1:4.

    ". . . . the idolatry of the heathen . . . ." --- AA 239:2, "Berea and Athens," written in 1911.

    "The first and second commandments spoken by Jehovah are precepts against idolatry. This sin if practiced, would lead men to great lengths in rebellion, and would result in the offering of human sacrifices [i.e., and/or 'would result in the offering of' murder; and/or 'would result in the offering of' the historically heathen practice of engaging in 'human sacrifices' (ST May 6, 1880; or 1ST 154:2:12)]. God would guard against the least approach to such abominations [i.e., and/or 'God would guard against the least approach to such' 'heathen' 'abominations' (2 Chronicles 36:14)]. The first four commandments were given to show men their duty to God; the last six, to show the duty of man to his fellow-man. . . .
   
Again, the Lord seeks to guard His people against idolatry . . . making to themselves images to represent God." --- ST May 6, 1880, "Giving of the Law;" or 1ST 154:2:12, 15. Bracketed pastoral notes supplied.

    ". . . . the idolatry of the heathen . . . ." --- AA 239:2, "Berea and Athens," written in 1911.

    ". . . . the darkness of heathenism . . . ." --- AA 249:1, "Corinth," written in 1911.

    "14 . . . . the abominations of the heathen . . . polluted the house of the Lord . . . ." --- 2 Chronicles 36:14.

    ". . . . heathen . . . worse than dead . . . lukewarm Laodiceans." --- ST August 2, 1899, "The Two Great Principles of the Law;" or 4ST 50:1:4.

    "12 And ye shall know that I am the Lord: for ye have not walked in My statutes, neither executed My Judgments, but have done after the manners of the heathen that are round about you. . . .
    15 Yet also I lifted up My hand unto them in the wilderness, that I would not bring them into the land which I had given them [i.e., and/or, for us today, the 'antitypical land of promise' and/or God's Holy City is graciously discussed for the very real sake of your salvation and my salvation in God's clearly revealed Judgment and/or in God's clearly revealed Word in PP 688:4-689:1], flowing with milk and honey, which is the glory of all lands; 16 Because they despised My Judgments, and walked not in My statutes, but polluted My Sabbaths: for their heart went after their idols." --- Ezekiel 11:12; 20:15-16. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "15 . . . . the idols of the heathen . . . ." --- Psalms 135:15.

    "11 . . . . the gods . . . of the heathen . . . ." --- Zephaniah 2:11.

    "26 . . . . all the gods of the people are idols . . . ." --- 1 Chronicles 16:26.

    ". . . . the idolatry of the heathen . . . ." --- AA 239:2, "Berea and Athens," written in 1911.

    "Again, the Lord seeks to guard His people against idolatry . . . making to themselves images to represent God." --- ST May 6, 1880, "Giving of the Law;" or 1ST 154:2:15.

    ". . . . idolatry . . . is . . . demon worship." --- PP 685:5, "Ancient and Modern Sorcery," written in 1890.

    "Again, the Lord seeks to guard His people against idolatry . . . making to themselves images to represent God." --- ST May 6, 1880, "Giving of the Law;" or 1ST 154:2:15.

    "All idolatry is devil-worship." --- Historical SDA author unknown to this pastor at the present time; but, this quotation is from ST January 25, 1899, "The Blessing And The Curse;" or 4ST 15:3:3 [i.e., although this is not an Ellen G. White quotation; and, although the name of this historical, 1899, openly Christian, and openly Seventh-day Adventist author is unknown to this pastor at the present time; nevertheless, this 1899 quotation is indeed historical; salvation-related; open will-worship opposing; open demon worship opposing, and/or open devil-worship opposing, and/or open gods or idols worship opposing, and/or open Baal worship opposing, and/or open Satan worship opposing, and/or open idolatry opposing, and/or open heathenism opposing, and/or openly heathen Laodiceanism opposing; openly Christian; and openly Seventh-day Adventist TRUTH].

    "Again, the Lord seeks to guard His people against idolatry . . . making to themselves images to represent God." --- ST May 6, 1880, "Giving of the Law;" or 1ST 154:2:15.

    ". . . . the idolatry of the heathen . . . ." --- AA 239:2, "Berea and Athens," written in 1911.

    "The prayer of faith is the great strength of the Christian and will assuredly prevail against Satan. This is why he insinuates that we have no need of prayer. The name of Jesus, our Advocate, he detests; and, when we earnestly come to Him for help, Satan's host is alarmed. It serves his PURPOSE well, if we neglect the exercise of prayer, for then his lying wonders [i.e., and/or for then his falsehoods of idolatry; and/or for then his heathenisms] are more readily received. . . His arts and devices [i.e., like the spiritually discernible and/or open 'idolatry of the heathen' (AA 239:2); and, therefore, the spiritually discernible and/or open 'idolatry of the heathen' (AA 239:2) is in and of itself heathenishly disguised but really open 'Satan' 'worship,' as defined in this present Heaven-sent quotation from 1T 296:2, and nobody needs to be literally praying to anything, nobody needs to be literally bowing down to anything, and nobody needs to be literally in a church building for this heathenishly disguised but really open 'Satan' 'worship' (1T 296:2) to be taking place; because, the spiritually discernible and/or open 'idolatry of the heathen' (AA 239:2), which includes the open 'idolatry' of Satan's impenitent and openly 'heathen' 'Laodiceans,' from within (ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4; AA 238:4-239:2; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; and Acts 17:16, 29-31), is most definitely one of Satan's openly heathen 'arts and devices' (1T 296:2)] are received as from Heaven, and faith in the detector, the Bible, is destroyed in the minds of thousands. Satan here receives the worship which suits his Satanic majesty. Thousands are conversing with, and receiving instructions from, this demon-god and acting according to his teachings." --- 1T 296:2-297:1, "Philosophy and Vain Deceit," written in 1862. Bracketed pastoral notes supplied.

    ". . . . the idolatry of the heathen . . . ." --- AA 239:2, "Berea and Athens," written in 1911.

    ". . . . the darkness of heathenism . . . ." --- AA 249:1, "Corinth," written in 1911.

    "14 . . . . the abominations of the heathen . . . polluted the house of the Lord . . . ." --- 2 Chronicles 36:14.

    ". . . . heathen . . . worse than dead . . . lukewarm Laodiceans." --- ST August 2, 1899, "The Two Great Principles of the Law;" or 4ST 50:1:4.

    "We may go to the heathen and say to them [i.e., and/or, thus, (1.) the Lord's penitent and openly Christian Seventh-day Adventists may go to (2.) Satan's impenitent and openly heathen Laodiceans, from within, and 'say to them'] that we love the TRUTH and serve the TRUE God; and they will tell you that they worship the TRUE and living God." --- 1SAT 17:4, "Hearing and Doing;" or MS 5, 1885. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "9 But in vain they do worship Me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men." -- Matthew 15:9.

    "7 Howbeit in vain do they worship Me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. 8 For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men [i.e., thus, also, please see: (1.) 'hold to tradition;' (2.) 'worship they know not what;' (3.) 'vain' 'worship;' (4.) 'Satan' 'worship;' and, finally, (5.) 'TRUE worship,' as discussed in the next eight Heaven-sent quotations cited below, and then more on historically reoccurring, salvation-destroying, self and/or 'vain' 'worship' after that] . . . ." --- Mark 7:7-8a. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "When no new questions are started by investigation of the Scriptures, when no difference of opinion arises which will set men to searching the Bible for themselves to make sure that they have the TRUTH, there will be many now, as in ancient times, who will hold to tradition [i.e.,please remember above] and worship they know not what." --- 5T 707:2, "The Mysteries of the Bible a Proof of its Inspiration," written in 1889. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "7 Howbeit in vain do they worship Me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. 8 For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men [i.e., thus, also, please remember: (1.) that impenitent and openly 'heathen' 'Laodiceans' will and do predictably 'hold to tradition,' while 'laying aside the commandment of God,' and while 'teaching for doctrines the commandments of men;' (2.) that impenitent and openly 'heathen' 'Laodiceans' are thus in self or 'vain' 'worship,' which is in and of itself 'teaching for doctrines the commandments of men,' while in reality 'laying aside the commandment of God;' (3.) that impenitent and openly 'heathen' 'Laodiceans' are deeply involved in heathenishly disguised but really open 'will-worship' and 'MODERN, COUNTERFEIT SANCTIFICATION which has its origin in will-worship rather than in submission to the will of God;' and/or (4.) that impenitent and openly 'heathen' 'Laodiceans' will and do wickedly, foolishly, and falsely 'tell you that they worship the TRUE and living God,' and, therefore, since impenitent and openly 'heathen' 'Laodiceans' are readily and spiritually discernible, because of their cherished and characteristically open 'idolatry,' and because of idolatry's many other directly-related and heathenishly open sins, - - as a word of salvation-related advice, - - please, please do not accept what Satan's historically and openly sinning, impenitent, spiritually discernible, and/or openly idolatrous, and/or openly 'heathen' 'Laodiceans' openly and yet ever so deceptively have to say, write, publish, preach, teach, and/or assert on the subject of 'worship;' (5.) that impenitent and openly 'heathen' 'Laodiceans' are even right now deeply involved in open murder; or are even right now deeply involved in open 'human sacrifices;' and are even right now also deeply involved in heathenishly murdering or crucifying to themselves the 'Son of God afresh;' and are even right now deeply involved in open 'idolatry,' and/or in 'making' 'PROHIBITED' 'images to represent God;' and thus are even right now deeply involved in open 'Sabbath'-polluting with this open 'idolatry,' and/or with this heathenishly disguised but really open 'idols' 'worship' and/or 'gods' 'worship,' and/or with this heathenishly disguised but really open 'worship of heathen deities,' and/or with this heathenishly disguised but really open 'demon-god' 'worship,' and/or with this heathenishly disguised but really open 'demon worship,' and/or with this heathenishly disguised but really open 'Baal worship,' and/or with this heathenishly disguised but really open 'Satan' 'worship,' from within (i.e., all covered earlier from pages 10-145 of this book); and, therefore, (6.) that impenitent and openly 'heathen' 'Laodiceans,' from within, are also deeply involved in all of this open sin and more right now, are also deeply involved in all of these forms and examples of false and openly 'heathen' 'worship' and more right now, although additional examples must be reserved for another study; and, therefore, (7.) that impenitent and openly 'heathen' 'Laodiceans,' from within, have also historically and heathenishly 'worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator,' and are therefore TRULY those who also 'worship they know not what,' - - just as all of these salvation-related matters marked with single quotation marks within this present note, and many more such matters have already been surely, lovingly, and graciously covered by the clearly revealed language of Heaven, and/or by the clearly revealed Testimony of the Lord Jesus, and/or by the clearly revealed Judgement of the Lord Jesus, and/or by the clearly revealed Word of the Lord Jesus as cited above in the Heaven-sent quotations presented to the beginning of this study]." --- Mark 7:7-8a. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "9 But in vain they do worship Me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men." -- Matthew 15:9.

    "The prayer of faith is the great strength of the Christian and will assuredly prevail against Satan. This is why he insinuates that we have no need of prayer. The name of Jesus, our Advocate, he detests; and, when we earnestly come to Him for help, Satan's host is alarmed. It serves his PURPOSE well, if we neglect the exercise of prayer, for then his lying wonders [i.e., and/or for then his falsehoods of idolatry; and/or for then his heathenisms] are more readily received. . . His arts and devices [i.e., like spiritually discernible and/or openly self or 'vain' 'worship' (Matthew 15:9; Mark 7:7-8a); and, therefore, spiritually discernible and/or openly self or 'vain' 'worship' (Matthew 15:9; Mark 7:7-8a) is in and of itself also heathenishly disguised but really open 'Satan' 'worship,' as defined in this present Heaven-sent quotation from 1T 296:2, and nobody needs to be literally praying to anything, nobody needs to be literally bowing down to anything, and nobody needs to be literally in a church building for this heathenishly disguised but really open 'Satan' 'worship' (1T 296:2) to be taking place; because, spiritually discernible and/or openly self or 'vain' 'worship' - - to include the spiritually discernible and/or openly self or 'vain' 'worship' (Matthew 15:9; Mark 7:7-8a) of Satan's impenitent and openly 'heathen' 'Laodiceans,' from within (ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4) - - is also most definitely one of Satan's openly heathen 'arts and devices' (1T 296:2)] are received as from Heaven, and faith in the detector, the Bible, is destroyed in the minds of thousands. Satan here receives the worship which suits his Satanic majesty. Thousands are conversing with, and receiving instructions from, this demon-god and acting according to his teachings." --- 1T 296:2 297:1, "Philosophy and Vain Deceit," written in 1862. Bracketed pastoral notes supplied.

    "9 But in vain they do worship Me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men." -- Matthew 15:9.

    "23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the TRUE worshippers shall worship the Father in Spirit and in TRUTH: for the Father seeketh such to worship Him. 24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship Him must worship Him in Spirit and in TRUTH." --- John 4:23 24.

    "Not by seeking a holy mountain or a sacred temple [i.e., and/or, thus, not by seeking a holy mountain, or a sacred temple, or a church building] are men brought into communion with Heaven. Religion is not to be confined to external forms and ceremonies. The religion that comes from God is the only religion that will lead to God [i.e., thus, (1.) not Satan's religion of spiritually discernible and/or open heathenism, and/or not Satan's religion of spiritually discernible and/or openly heathen Laodiceanism, which is an openly heathen and on-going religion that comes from Satan, the idolatrous or heathen god of this world, and which is also an openly heathen and on-going religion that leads to many gods in a professing Christian and Seventh-day Adventist guise; but, instead, (2.) the Lord's openly Christian Seventh-day Adventism, and/or the Lord's open Christianity is 'the religion that comes from God' and thus 'is the only religion that will lead to God']. In order to serve Him aright, we must be born of the divine Spirit. This will purify the heart and renew the mind, giving us a new capacity for knowing and loving God. It will give us a willing obedience to all His requirements. This is TRUE worship." --- DA 189:3, "At Jacob's Well," written in 1890. Bracketed pastoral notes supplied.

    "9 But in vain they do worship Me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men." -- Matthew 15:9.

    ". . . . the idolatry of the heathen . . . ." --- AA 239:2, "Berea and Athens," written in 1911.

    "Again, the Lord seeks to guard His people against idolatry . . . making to themselves images to represent God." --- ST May 6, 1880, "Giving of the Law;" or 1ST 154:2:15.

    ". . . . the idolatry of the heathen . . . ." --- AA 239:2, "Berea and Athens," written in 1911.

    ". . . . the darkness of heathenism . . . ." --- AA 249:1, "Corinth," written in 1911.

    "14 . . . . the abominations of the heathen . . . polluted the house of the Lord . . . ." --- 2 Chronicles 36:14.

    ". . . . heathen . . . worse than dead . . . lukewarm Laodiceans." --- ST August 2, 1899, "The Two Great Principles of the Law;" or 4ST 50:1:4.

    ". . . . the idolatry of the heathen . . . ." --- AA 239:2, "Berea and Athens," written in 1911.

    "4 Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law." --- 1 John 3:4.

    "We should never give sanction to sin by our words, or our deeds, our silence, or our presence." --- DA 152:3, "At the Marriage Feast," written in 1898.

    "Pleasing or unpleasing to human nature, faithfulness, vigilance, and boldness must be exercised, or sin will triumph over righteousness. A failure to see and sense the wants of the cause for this time, and to reprove sin, is called by some, meekness [i.e., and/or, thus, again, 'a failure to see and sense the wants of the cause for this time, and to reprove sin, is called by some' of Satan's great mass of historical, eternal-life-threatening, openly idolatrous, openly Sabbath-polluting, impenitent, and openly heathen Laodiceans, 'meekness']; God calls it unfaithfulness, and spiritual sloth. . . .
    . . . . Idolatry in various forms
is at home in our midst." --- PH043:10, 12, "The Judgment," written in 1879; or "Ellen G. White Pamphlets In The Concordance," Volume 1, "The Judgement," pages 479:2:2 and 480:2:2, which again was a Testimony from the Spirit of the Lord given on the morning of October 23, 1879, at about two o'clock. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    ". . . . the idolatry of the heathen . . . ." --- AA 239:2, "Berea and Athens," written in 1911.

    ". . . . heathen . . . worse than dead . . . lukewarm Laodiceans." --- ST August 2, 1899, "The Two Great Principles of the Law;" or 4ST 50:1:4.

    ". . . . the idolatry of the heathen . . . ." --- AA 239:2, "Berea and Athens," written in 1911.

    "5. . . . covetousness . . . is idolatry . . . ." --- Colossians 3:5.

    "14 Wherefore, my dearly beloved, FLEE from idolatry." --- 1 Corinthians 10:14.

    "6 For I am the Lord, I change not . . . ." --- Malachi 3:6.

    "14 Wherefore, my dearly beloved, FLEE from idolatry. 15 I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say." --- 1 Corinthians 10:14-15.

    "5. . . . covetousness . . . is idolatry . . . ." --- Colossians 3:5.

    "17 Thou shalt not covet . . . ." --- Exodus 20:17.

    "6 For I am the Lord, I change not . . . ." --- Malachi 3:6.

    "'Thou shalt not covet' [Exodus 20:17.] . . . .
    The tenth commandment strikes at the very root of all sins, PROHIBITING the selfish desire [i.e., thus, please see this openly covetous 'desire' and/or this openly idolatrous 'desire,' and more discussed in this present Heaven-sent quotation, just below, together with the next three Heaven-sent quotations and more also cited after that], from which springs the sinful act. . . .
    . . . . The people desired [i.e., thus, please remember this openly covetous and/or openly idolatrous 'desire' discussed more, just above] some image to represent God . . . God had [i.e., thus, the unchangeable God still has] given no manner of similitude of Himself, and He had [i.e., still has] PROHIBITED any material representation for such a PURPOSE. . . But . . . they TURNED BACK in their hearts to . . . idolatry . . . ." --- PP 309:4-5, 316:1, "The Law Given to Israel," "Idolatry at Sinai," written in 1890. Bracketed pastoral notes supplied.

    "A new order of things has come into the ministry. There is a desire to pattern after other churches [i.e., and/or thus, there is a 'CORRUPT,' literal, classical, highly discernible, openly covetous 'desire' and/or openly idolatrous 'desire' 'to pattern after other churches,' even openly 'CORRUPT' 'churches;' and/or, thus, even open 'covetousness'-promoting 'churches;' and/or, thus, even literal and open 'idolatry'-promoting and open 'Sabbath' polluting 'churches;' and/or, thus, even openly 'heathen' 'churches;' and/or, thus, even historical, heathenishly disguised but really open 'Satanic delusion' promoting, heathenishly disguised but really openly 'Satan' worshiping, heathenishly disguised but really open and 'POPULAR worship of heathen deities' promoting, heathenishly disguised but really open 'spiritual adultery' and/or open 'whoredom' and/or open 'idolatry' with highly visible 'gods' and/or 'idols' against God promoting, openly 'heathen' and/or openly 'Egypt'-like, openly 'heathen' and/or openly 'Athens'-like, and therefore openly 'heathen' and/or openly 'lukewarm' or openly 'aiding the enemy' and 'Laodicean' 'churches,' from within, just as all of these salvation-related matters and many more such matters are clearly seen and forewarned of by the all-knowing and unchangeable Lord God in Colossians 3:5 (5T 337:3; 5T 83:3-84:1, 160:3, 171:2-3, 217:1-2, written in 1882; 5T 337:3; Colossians 3:5; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; Malachi 3:6; Deuteronomy 4:12-16, 17-18; 6:14; Malachi 3:6; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; Colossians 3:5; Exodus 20:17; Malachi 3:6; PP 309:4-5; ST December 27, 1899, or 4ST 83:2:2; PP 309:4-5, 316:1; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; PP 306:2; Ezekiel 16:1 3a, 17; PP 306:2; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; 2SAT 182:3, or MS 126, December 10, 1901; 5T 83:3-84:1, 217:1-2, written in 1882; 2SAT 182:3, or MS 126, December 10, 1901; 1 Chronicles 16:26; Exodus 20:1, 2-3, 4, 5, 6, 13, 23; ST May 6, 1880, or 1ST 154:2:12, 15; Exodus 12:12; 20:1, 2-3; 5T 217:2, written in 1882; Exodus 12:12; 20:1, 2 3; 1 Chronicles 16:26; Ezekiel 20:7-8; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST June 2, 1881, or 1ST 231:2:3; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; Ezekiel 11:12; 20:7-8, 15-16; 1 Chronicles 16:26; SD 57, or MS 2, 1893; ST May 19, 1881, or 1ST 227:3:2; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; Ezekiel 11:12; 16:1-3a, 17; 20:7-8, 15-16, 30-32; 23:28-30; 24:24; 30:1-3; 3SM 419:6-420:1, or Letter 132, 1898; Ezekiel 16:1-3a, 17; 23:28-30; 24:24; 30:1-3; 1 Chronicles 16:35; AA 238:4-239:2; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; PP 306:2; Ezekiel 16:1 3a, 17; 23:28-30; 24:24; PP 306:2; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; AA 238:4-239:2; 1 Chronicles 16:35; AA 248:4-249:1; 7BC 970:1:7, or Letter 121, 1903; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 7BC 959:2:1, or RH August 20, 1903; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 7BC 970:1:7, or Letter 121, 1903; 5T 12:5-13:1, 83:3-84:1, written in 1882; 7BC 970:1:7, or Letter 121, 1903; 1T 279:2; 7BC 970:1:7, or Letter 121, 1903; 1 John 1:6; 7BC 970:1:7, or Letter 121, 1903; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; Revelation 3:9; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; TM 16:2; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; Revelation 1:9; 2:9; 3:9, 14-22; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 7BC 970:1:7, or Letter 121, 1903; AA 248:4 249:1; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:3-4; 1 Chronicles 16:35; AA 248:4-249:1; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; 1BC 1108:1:1, or MS 58, 1900; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; 1T 296:2-297:1; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; Acts 17:16, 29-31; 2SAT 184:6, or 4BC 1145:1:7, or MS 126, December 10, 1901; Acts 17:16, 29-31; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; AA 238:4-239:2; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:1, 4; 1 Chronicles 16:35; AA 233:5-235:1, 237:2; Deuteronomy 4:12-16, 17-18; 6:14; 27:15; AA 237:2; Deuteronomy 4:12-16, 17-18, 6:14; 27:15; AA 237:2; Habakkuk 1:5; 2:18-19; 1911 GC 555:2, 680:1-2; 1 Corinthians 10:14 15; and James 2:10-19, 20-26)], and simplicity and humility are almost unknown. Young ministers who desire [i.e., and/or, thus, 'young ministers who' have an openly covetous 'desire' and/or an openly idolatrous 'desire' (Colossians 3:5; Exodus 20:17; Malachi 3:6; and PP 309:4-5, 316:1)] to be original introduce new ideas and new plans for labor. They open revival meetings and call large numbers into the church. But when the excitement is over, where are the converted ones? Repentance for sin is not felt. The sinner is entreated to believe in Christ and accept Him, without any regard for his past life of sin and rebellion, and the heart is not broken. There is no contrition of soul. The professedly converted ones have not fallen upon the Rock Christ Jesus." --- ST December 27, 1899, "Work in Christ's Lines (Concluded)," "Educate Others to Labor;" or 4ST 83:2:2. Bracketed pastoral notes supplied.

    "'Thou shalt not covet' [Exodus 20:17.] . . . .
    The tenth commandment strikes at the very root of all sins, PROHIBITING the selfish desire [i.e., thus, again, please see this openly covetous 'desire' and/or this openly idolatrous 'desire,' and more discussed in this present Heaven-sent quotation, just below, together with the previous two Heaven-sent quotations cited immediately above], from which springs the sinful act. . . .
   
. . . . The people desired [i.e., thus, please remember this openly covetous and/or openly idolatrous 'desire' discussed more, just above] some image to represent God . . . God had [i.e., thus, the unchangeable God still has] given no manner of similitude of Himself, and He had [i.e., still has] PROHIBITED any material representation for such a PURPOSE. . . But . . . they TURNED BACK in their hearts to . . . idolatry . . . ." --- PP 309:4-5, 316:1, "The Law Given to Israel," "Idolatry at Sinai," written in 1890. Bracketed pastoral notes supplied.

    "14 Wherefore, my dearly beloved, FLEE from idolatry. 15 I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say." --- 1 Corinthians 10:14-15.

    "5. . . . covetousness . . . is idolatry . . . ." --- Colossians 3:5.

    ". . . . the idolatry of the heathen . . . ." --- AA 239:2, "Berea and Athens," written in 1911.

    ". . . . heathen . . . worse than dead . . . lukewarm Laodiceans." --- ST August 2, 1899, "The Two Great Principles of the Law;" or 4ST 50:1:4.

    ". . . . the idolatry of the heathen . . . ." --- AA 239:2, "Berea and Athens," written in 1911.

    "9 But in vain they do worship Me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. 10 And He called the multitude, and said unto them, Hear, and understand: 11 Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth [i.e., polluteth] a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth [i.e., polluteth] a man. 12 Then came His disciples, and said unto Him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees [i.e., thus, please see the vastly historical, wickedly hoary with age and history, historically reoccurring, 'CORRUPTED;' spiritually discernible, and/or openly covetous, and/or openly idolatrous, and/or openly 'heathen;' lukewarm, and Laodicean 'Pharisees,' from within, and much more revealed in the next Heaven-sent quotation; because, indeed, as the all-knowing Lord God has clearly forewarned, 'history is repeating' (DA 258:1)] were offended, after they heard this saying? 13 But He answered and said, Every plant, which My Heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up. 14 Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch." --- Matthew 15:9-14. Bracketed pastoral notes supplied.

    "But the Israelites fixed their hopes upon worldly greatness. From the time of their entrance to the land of Canaan, they departed from the commandments of God, and followed the ways of the heathen. It was in vain that God sent them warning by His prophets. In vain, they suffered the chastisement of heathen oppression. Every reformation was followed by deeper apostasy. . . .
   
After the return from Babylon, much attention was given to religious instruction. All over the country, synagogues were erected, where the law was expounded by the priests and scribes. And schools were established, which, together with the arts and sciences, professed to teach the principles of righteousness. But these agencies became CORRUPTED [i.e., thus, if you wish, please remember 'CORRUPT' and much more in Deuteronomy 4:12-16, 17-18; 6:14]. During the captivity, many of the people had received heathen ideas and customs [i.e., and/or heathen ideas and traditions], and these were brought into their religious service. In many things, they conformed to the practices of idolaters [i.e., and/or in many things, they conformed to the practices of the heathen]. . . .
    Through heathenism, Satan
had for ages TURNED men AWAY from God; but he won his great triumph in perverting the faith of Israel. By contemplating and worshiping their own CONCEPTIONS, the heathen had lost a knowledge of God, and had become more and more CORRUPT [i.e., thus, if you wish, please remember 'CORRUPT' again, and much more in another way; please see a vastly historical, wickedly hoary with age and history, and historically reoccurring 'PRETENSE' historically accompanying an openly 'heathen' 'form of godliness' for the 'perilous times' of these 'LAST days;' and please see many more salvation-related matters in Deuteronomy 4:12-16, 17-18; 6:14 (1 Corinthians 10:14-15; Malachi 3:6; Exodus 20:17; PP 309:4-5, 316:1; 5T 83:3-84:1, 160:3, 171:2-3, 217:1-2, written in 1882; 2SAT 181:3, or MS 126, December 10, 1901; Exodus 20:1-2, 3; Jeremiah 43:12; Ezekiel 20:7-8; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; 2SAT 181:3, or MS 126, December 10, 1901; 5T 83:3 84:1, 217:2, written in 1882; 2SAT 181:3, or MS 126, December 10, 1901; 1 Chronicles 16:26; Exodus 20:1-2, 3, 4-6, 13, 23; ST May 6, 1880, or 1ST 154:2:12, 15; Exodus 12:12; 20:1-2, 3; Jeremiah 43:12; Ezekiel 20:7-8; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; 2SAT 181:3, or MS 126, December 10, 1901; 5T 217:2, written in 1882; 2SAT 181:3, or MS 126, December 10, 1901; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35); 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:1, 4 (1 Chronicles 16:35; 2 Chronicles 36:14; SpTB02:47:2; 2 Chronicles 36:14; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:1, 4; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 3T 252:1-2, 254:2-255:1, 257:2 3, 265:2-266:2, 266:3-267:1, 267:2; 2 Chronicles 36:14; SpTB02:47:2-3; 2 Chronicles 36:14; 3T 266:3-267:1, 267:2; 2 Chronicles 36:14; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:3-4; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 7BC 970:1:7, or Letter 121, 1903; 1 John 1:6; DA 540:3; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:3-4; 1SM 357:1-2, 357:3-358:1, 406:1; 6T 146:1; 7BC 959:2:1, or RH August 20, 1903; 6T 146:1; Ecclesiastes 3:15; RH April 20, 1897, or 3RH 458:1:3; DA 258:1; KC 153:4; 7BC 959:2:1, or RH August 20, 1903; KC 153:4; DA 258:1; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:3-4; 1 Chronicles 16:35; DA 258:1; DA 28:1, 29:2, 35:3-36:2, 78:4-83:3, 84:1-2, 172:2, 189:3, 224:5-225:1, 256:5-258:1, 258:2-3, 278:2-279:1, 279:2-280:1, 280:2, 280:3, 310:2, 397:3-398:2, 540:3, 733:1, 737:5 738:1, 738:5-739:3, 741:1-2; 5BC 1105:2:2, or MS 102, 1897; 5BC 1105:2:2, 1106:1:4 1106:2:1, or MS 102, 1897, and RH January 30, 1900; 7BC 959:2:1, or RH August 20, 1903; 5BC 1106:1:4-1107:1:1, or RH January 30, 1900; Exodus 20:13; James 2:10; John 8:44; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 7BC 959:2:1, or RH August 20, 1903; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; PK 682:2; 1 Chronicles 16:26; PK 682:2; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:1, 3-4; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; Daniel 3:18; 5:4, 23b-27; 12:4, 10; Daniel 5:27; 8T 247:2, 249:2, 249:3-250:1; Revelation 3:9, 14-22; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; ST November 7, 1895, or 3ST 251; ST December 5, 1895, or 3ST 257; 1 Chronicles 16:35; 2 Timothy 3:1-5, 6-13; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:1, 3-4; 1 Chronicles 16:35; DA 258:1; 1 Chronicles 16:35; DA 540:3; 16MR 108:1, or Letter 19d, 1892; 7BC 962:2:1, or Letter 66, 1894; 7BC 970:1:2, or Letter 164, 1909; 7BC 970:1:3, or MS 27, 1899; 7BC 970:1:6, or Letter 76, 1900; 7BC 970:1:7, or Letter 121, 1903; AA 248:4-249:1; 1 Chronicles 16:35; AA 248:4 249:1; RH August 19, 1890, or 2RH 419-420; AA 248:4-249:1; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:3-4; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 1SM 31:4-5, 31:6-32:3, 32:4-33:1, 48:4-5; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; ST May 19, 1881, or 1ST 227:3:2; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 3T 252:1 2, 254:2-255:1, 257:2-3, 265:2-266:2, 266:3-267:1, 267:2; 2 Chronicles 36:14; SpTB02:47:2 3; 2 Chronicles 36:14; 3T 266:3-267:1, 267:2; 2 Chronicles 36:14; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:1, 4; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST June 2, 1881, or 1ST 231:2:3; 1 Chronicles 16:26; Exodus 20:3; 1 Chronicles 16:26; PK 682:2; 1 Chronicles 16:26; 1T 296:2 297:2; 1 Chronicles 16:26; 1 John 5:21; 1 Chronicles 16:26; Ezekiel 20:15-16; 1 Chronicles 16:26; SD 57, or MS 2, 1893; ST May 19, 1881, or 1ST 227:3:2; SD 57, or MS 2, 1893; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; Ezekiel 11:12; 20:15-16; 1T 296:2-297:2; Ezekiel 11:12; 20:15-16; 1 Chronicles 16:26; SD 57, or MS 2, 1893; ST May 19, 1881, or 1ST 227:3:2; 1T 296:2-297:2; ST May 19, 1881, or 1ST 227:3:2; 1SM 31:4-5, 31:6-32:3, 32:4-33:1, 48:4-5; ST May 19, 1881, or 1ST 227:3:2; 5T 83:3-84:1, 213:3-214:2, written in 1882; ST May 19, 1881, or 1ST 227:3:2; 8T 247:2-249:1, 249:2, 249:3 250:1, written on April 20, 1903; Revelation 3:9, 14-22; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; ST May 19, 1881, or 1ST 227:3:2; SD 57, or MS 2, 1893; 1 Chronicles 16:26; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; 1T 296:2-297:2; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; 1BC 1108:1:1, or MS 58, 1900; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; Acts 17:16, 29-31; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; PP 306:2, written in 1890; 2SAT 184:5-6, or MS 126, December 10, 1901; PP 306:2, written in 1890; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; 1 Chronicles 16:26; PP 336:2; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:1, 4; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; Ezekiel 11:12; 20:7-8, 15-16; 1T 296:2-297:2; Ezekiel 11:12; 20:7-8, 15-16; 1 Chronicles 16:26; SD 57, or MS 2, 1893; ST May 19, 1881, or 1ST 227:3:2; SD 57, or MS 2, 1893; 1 Chronicles 16:26; PK 682:2; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; PP 688:4-689:1, written in 1890; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; DA 258:1; DA 28:1, 29:2, 35:3-36:2; Psalms 135:15-18; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:1, 4; 1 Chronicles 16:35; DA 258:1; DA 28:1, 29:2, 35:3-36:2; Psalms 115:2-8; 119:126, 137-138, 142, 172-173; 1 Chronicles 16:26; PK 682:2; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; RH August 19, 1890, or 2RH 419-420; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; ST November 7, 1895, or 3ST 251; ST December 5, 1895, or 3ST 257; 1 Chronicles 16:35; 2 Timothy 3:1-5, 6-13; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:3-4; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; 1SAT 17:4, or MS 5, 1885; Matthew 15:9; Mark 7:7-8a; 5T 707:2; Mark 7:7-8a; Matthew 15:9; 1T 296:2-297:2; Matthew 15:9; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; PP 305:4-5, 305:6-306:1, 336:2; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; Revelation 12:17; 19:10; 21:7, 8, 9, 10, 27; 22:14-15; Proverbs 12:22; Exodus 20:16; 1BC 1108:1:1, or MS 58, 1900; Exodus 20:16; PP 309:2-3; Ezekiel 13:22; Revelation 3:9; 1BC 1108:1:1, or MS 58, 1900; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; 1BC 1108:1:1, or MS 58, 1900; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; ST May 6, 1880, or 1ST 154:2:12, 15; 5T 83:3-84:1, 160:3, 171:2-3, 217:1-2, written in 1882; 2SAT 182:3, or MS 126, December 10, 1901; 1 Corinthians 10:14 15; Malachi 3:6; Deuteronomy 4:12-16, 17-18; 6:14; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; Malachi 3:6; PP 316:1; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; Malachi 3:6; PP 316:1; Malachi 3:6; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; and James 2:10-19, 20-26)]. So it was with Israel. The principle that man can save himself by his own works lay at the foundation of every heathen religion [i.e., thus, predictably, for today's heathenish times, or for these heathenish and latter times, please remember these tell-tale and historical 'works' by which all openly 'heathen' knowingly or unknowingly seek to openly 'save' themselves, or please remember this tell-tale and historically 'heathen' 'work' by which all openly 'heathen' knowingly or unknowingly seek to openly 'save' themselves, and thus please see much more for our very own day in regards to Satan's eternal-life-threatening, mammothly deceived and deceiving, impenitent, openly sinning and thus spiritually discernible, open 'falsehood of idolatry' promoting and supporting, and thus also literally classic, highly visible, and open 'idolatry' promoting and supporting, and thus open 'Sabbath'-polluting or yet another 'Satanic' and counterfeit sabbath and 'man-made institution' of open 'heathenism promoting and supporting, and thus heathenishly and openly murderous and even eternally so, and therefore openly 'heathen,' 'enemy'-'aiding' or 'lukewarm,' and 'Laodicean' 'Pharisees,' from within, for these latter times; and/or the openly 'heathen,' 'enemy'-'aiding' or 'lukewarm,' 'Laodicean,' and 'Pharisaic' 'synagogue of Satan,' from within, for these latter times; and many more directly related and salvation-related matters in 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4 (1 Chronicles 16:35; ST June 2, 1881, or 1ST 231:2:3; 1 Chronicles 16:26; Exodus 20:3; 1 Chronicles 16:26; PK 682:2; 1 Chronicles 16:26; 1T 296:2-297:2; 1 Chronicles 16:26; 1 John 5:21; 1 Chronicles 16:26; Ezekiel 11:12; 20:15-16; 1 Chronicles 16:26; SD 57, or MS 2, 1893; ST May 19, 1881, or 1ST 227:3:2; SD 57, or MS 2, 1893; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; DA 258:1; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4; 1SM 357:1-2, 406:1; 6T 146:1; DA 258:1; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; DA 28:1, 29:2, 35:3-36:2, 258:1, 280:3; Revelation 3:9, 14-22; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; John 8:44; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; TM 16:2; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; Revelation 3:9; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 7BC 974:2:3, or RH April 14, 1896, or 3RH 350:1-2; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 7BC 970:1:7, or Letter 121, 1903; 1 John 1:6; Revelation 3:9; Proverbs 12:22; Exodus 20:16; 1BC 1108:1:1, or MS 58, 1900; Exodus 20:16; PP 309:2-3; Ezekiel 13:22; Revelation 3:9; DA 540:3; DA 258:1; DA 540:3; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; DA 28:1, 29:2, 35:3-36:1, 36:2, 258:1, 279:2-280:1, 280:3, 310:2, 397:3-398:4, 540:3, 733:1, 737:5-738:1; DA 258:1; DA 540:3; 16MR 108:1, or Letter 19d, 1892; 7BC 962:2:1, or Letter 66, 1894; 7BC 962:2:2, or MS 61, 1898; 7BC 970:1:2, or Letter 164, 1909; 7BC 970:1:3, or MS 27, 1899; 7BC 970:1:6, or Letter 76, 1900; 7BC 970:1:7, or Letter 121, 1903; 1 John 1:6; 7BC 970:1:7, or Letter 121, 1903; AA 248:4-249:1; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:3-4; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; DA 28:1, 29:2, 35:3-36:2; Psalms 135:15-18; 1 Chronicles 16:26; SD 57, or MS 2, 1893; ST May 19, 1881, or 1ST 227:3:2; SD 57, or MS 2, 1893; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; DA 258:1; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; DA 28:1, 29:2, 35:3-36:2; Psalms 115:2-8; 119:126, 137-138, 142, 172-173; 1 Chronicles 16:26; PK 682:2; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; RH August 19, 1890, or 2RH 419-420; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; 1SAT 17:4, or MS 5, 1885; Matthew 15:9; Mark 7:7-8a; 5T 707:2; Mark 7:7-8a; Matthew 15:9; 1T 296:2-297:2; Matthew 15:9; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; PP 305:4-5, 305:6-306:1, 336:2; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; and James 2:10-19, 20-26)]; it had now become the principle of the Jewish religion. Satan had implanted this principle. Wherever it is held, men have no barrier against sin. . . .
    History is repeating. . . .
    As it was in the days
of Christ, so it is now; the Pharisees do not know their spiritual destitution. To them comes the message [i.e., and/or 'to them comes the' Laodicean message], 'Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: I counsel thee to buy of Me gold TRIED in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear.' Rev. 3:17, 18. Faith and love [i.e., not (1.) Satan's historical, openly heathen, enemy-aiding or lukewarm, Laodicean, Pharisaic, and counterfeit 'faith and love;' but (2.) the Lord's historical, openly Christian, Seventh-day Adventist, and genuine 'faith and love'] are the gold TRIED in the fire. But with many [i.e., and/or 'but with many' of Satan's vastly historical, wickedly hoary with age and history, historically reoccurring, spiritually discernible and/or openly heathen, enemy-aiding or lukewarm, and Laodicean Pharisees, from within] the gold has become dim, and the rich treasure has been lost. The righteousness of Christ is to them as a robe unworn, a fountain untouched. To them it is said, 'I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick [i.e., the Holy Spirit] out of His place, except thou repent.' Rev. 2:4, 5." --- DA 28:1, 29:2, 35:3-36:1, 258:1, 280:3, "The Chosen People," "The Fullness of the Time," "At Capernaum," "Levi-Matthew," written in 1890. Bracketed pastoral notes supplied.

    "9 But in vain they do worship Me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. 10 And He called the multitude, and said unto them, Hear, and understand: 11 Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth [i.e., polluteth] a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth [i.e., polluteth] a man. 12 Then came His disciples, and said unto Him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees [i.e., thus, please remember the 'CORRUPTED;' 'Easter' respecting and observing, and thus spiritually discernible in more ways than one, and/or thus open 'spiritual adultery' deceptively promoting in more ways than one, and/or thus open 'covetousness' deceptively promoting in more ways than one, and/or thus open 'idolatry' deceptively promoting in more ways than one, and/or thus the open 'falsehood of idolatry' deceptively promoting in more ways than one, and/or thus open 'Sabbath'-polluting or yet another Satanic and man-made institution of open 'heathenism' deceptively promoting in more ways than one, and/or thus heathenish and open murder deceptively promoting in more ways than one or openly promoting the vastly historical and openly 'heathen' practice of engaging in 'human sacrifices' in more ways than one and also openly murderous or heathenishly crucifying the 'Son of God afresh' over and over again in more ways than one, and/or therefore openly 'heathen,' spiritually 'worse than dead' or 'lifeless, 'Christless,' 'vain' worshiping, 'enemy'-'aiding' or 'lukewarm,' and Laodicean 'Pharisees,' from within, and much more revealed in the previous Heaven-sent quotations cited above to the beginning of this study; because, indeed, as the all-knowing Lord God has so very clearly forewarned, 'history is repeating' (DA 258:1)] were offended, after they heard this saying? 13 But He answered and said, Every plant, which My Heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up. 14 Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch." --- Matthew 15:9-14. Bracketed pastoral notes supplied.

    "By the Words, 'Let them alone,' Christ did not mean that His followers were to make no effort to correct their UNTRUTHFUL doctrines. [Matthew 15:14.] He was charging His disciples to enter into no controversy with them. 'Let them alone,' He said. [Matthew 15:14.] Do not be indignant because they set aside My Words. They are blind, and blind men can not see. They are leaders of the blind. They have an influence [i.e., and/or they have Satan's evil, wicked, witchcraft-based, sorcery-based, spiritualist, and/or heathen energy, hold, control, third person of Satan's heathen godhead, counterfeit latter rain, power, spirit, and/or 'influence'], and many believe their assertions. But because they do not open their understanding to the Word of God, they walk in darkness [i.e., and/or they walk in 'heathenism;' and, thus, indeed, as the all-knowing Lord God has clearly forewarned, 'history is repeating,' just as all of these salvation related matters and many more such matters are clearly seen in 1 Chronicles 16:35; AA 248:4-249:1; 7BC 970:1:7, or Letter 121, 1903; AA 248:4-249:1; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:3-4 (1SM 357:1-2, 357:3-358:1, 406:1; 6T 146:1; 7BC 959:2:1, or RH August 20, 1903; 6T 146:1; Ecclesiastes 3:15; RH April 20, 1897, or 3RH 458:1:3; DA 258:1; KC 153:4; 7BC 959:2:1, or RH August 20, 1903; KC 153:4; DA 258:1; 1 Chronicles 16:35; DA 28:1, 29:2, 35:3-36:1, 36:2, 258:1, 279:2 280:1, 280:3, 310:2, 310:5, 397:3-398:4, 540:3; 16MR 108:1, or Letter 19d, 1892; 7BC 962:2:1, or Letter 66, 1894; 7BC 962:2:2, or MS 61, 1898; 7BC 961:2:3-4, or MS 33, 1894; 7BC 963, or MS 138, 1902; 7BC 963:2:4-5, or Letter 44, 1903; 7BC 966:2:4, or MS 139, 1903; 7BC 970:1:2, or Letter 164, 1909; 7BC 970:1:3, or MS 27, 1899; 7BC 970:1:6, or Letter 76, 1900; 7BC 970:1:7, or Letter 121, 1903; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 7BC 970:1:7, or Letter 121, 1903; AA 248:4-249:1; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:3-4; 1 Chronicles 16:35; AA 248:4-249:1; 1 Chronicles 16:35; EW 48:2-50:3, 50:4-51:1, 66:3-67:1, 67:2, 269:1 2, 270:1, 270:2, 270:3, 270:4, 270:5-271:2, 271:3, 272:1-2, 272:3-273:1, written in 1882; 5T 83:3-84:1, written in 1882; EW 272:1-2, 272:3-273:1, written in 1882; 5T 83:3-84:1, written in 1882; EW 272:1-2, 272:3-273:1, written in 1882; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:1, 4; 1SM 357:1-2, 357:3-358:1, or RH July 23, 1889; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 6BC 1106:1:2, or RH August 25, 1885; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 3T 255:1; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4; and 1 Chronicles 16:35)]. If I tell them that they have no foundation for their tradition, and show them TRUTH in contrast with error, they will not believe Me. It is not evidence of the TRUTH they want; they want an excuse for holding to their traditions. . . .
   
Were Jesus personally teaching in our world to-day, we should hear from His lips the same TRUTHS. If we will submit to the working of the Holy Spirit, God will make us partakers of the divine nature. Only by walking according to the commandments of God can we be clean." --- ST January 3, 1900, "Ye Teach for Doctrine the Commandments of Men," "Trifling Traditions--Christ's Position, and Why--Vain Worship--Rooted Up--How Helped," "Christ's Object;" or 4ST 84:3:3, 6. Bracketed pastoral notes supplied.

    "5. . . . covetousness . . . is idolatry . . . ." --- Colossians 3:5.

    ". . . . the idolatry of the heathen . . . ." --- AA 239:2, "Berea and Athens," written in 1911.

    ". . . . heathen . . . worse than dead . . . lukewarm Laodiceans." --- ST August 2, 1899, "The Two Great Principles of the Law;" or 4ST 50:1:4.

    ". . . . the idolatry of the heathen . . . ." --- AA 239:2, "Berea and Athens," written in 1911.

    "What we are talking about is the heathen." --- A. T. Jones, "1893 General Conference Bulletin," "The Third Angel's Message.--No. 12," page 259:1:1; or 1893 GCB 259:1:1.

    "This book [i.e., this 1888 copyrighted 'book'] is the outgrowth of some extracts which I [i.e., E. J. Waggoner] copied into a pocket scrap-book a few years ago . . . .
   
I would not forget to acknowledge the service rendered by my friends, Elders E. W, Farnsworth, W. C. White, and A. T. Jones, who read the book in manuscript, and made valuable suggestions. . . .
    In order to clearly comprehend the peculiar dangers of the early Christians, we must know the condition of the heathen world in the time of Christ and His apostles, since it was mainly from among the heathen that converts to Christianity were obtained [i.e., thus, please remember Satan's historical; wickedly hoary with age and history; historically reoccurring; openly sinning; deceptively impenitent; openly 'CORRUPTED,' and/or openly idolatrous, and/or openly 'heathen,' spiritually 'worse than dead' or 'lifeless, 'Christless,' 'enemy' 'aiding' or 'lukewarm,' and Laodicean 'Pharisees,' from within, both in the days of Christ at 'the first coming of Christ' (ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4; 1SM 357:1-358:1, 406:1; and 6T 146:1), and in our own day as we approach 'the second coming of Christ' (ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4; 1SM 357:1-358:1, 406:1; and 6T 146:1); and, therefore, indeed, as the all-knowing Lord God has clearly forewarned: 'history is repeating' (DA 28:1, 29:2, 35:3-36:2, 258:1, 280:3, 310:2, 397:3-398:4, 540:3, 733:1, 737:5-738:1), - - just as these salvation related matters and many more such matters have already been clearly revealed in the previous Heaven-sent quotations cited above to the beginning of this study]. If we know the beliefs which men held, and the practices to which they were addicted before their conversion, we can readily tell what errors they would be most likely to adopt if they should in any degree TURN from the faith; and we shall also know what would be the state of the church if any considerable number of its communicants were converted only in name.
    In the first chapter of Romans, the apostle Paul has given a brief but comprehensive view of the state of morals among the heathen, and of the steps by which they reached the depth of degradation which is there revealed. He first notices the fact that at one time the people did know God. From the Mosaic record, we learn the same thing. We know that in the years immediately following the creation and the flood all the inhabitants of the earth had the knowledge of the TRUE God. Adam and Noah - - the two fathers of the race - - served the Lord, and they would of course teach their children about Him and His requirements. There could, therefore, be no excuse for the gross ignorance which afterward prevailed. . . .
   
Let the student of church history remember this, and at the same time bear in mind what has been quoted concerning the moral condition of the people [i.e., and/or 'concerning the moral condition of the' openly heathen 'people'] among whom the gospel gained its victories, and it will throw light on many phases of professed Christianity. It will also prevent him from attaching too much importance to the precepts and practices of even the foremost of those in the Christian church who had been brought up in heathenism. He will always compare every act or saying of those men with the Bible, to see to what extent their early training was allowed to bias their course [i.e., and/or 'to see to what extent their early training was allowed to bias their course' toward openly heathen Laodiceanism in a professing Christian disguise and in a professing Seventh-day Adventist disguise].
   
In the preceding chapter, we have briefly considered the wickedness of the ancient heathen world [i.e., and, thus, also, of the modern heathen world]; in this we shall investigate the primary cause of that degradation. In this investigation, the Bible must still be our guide. After Paul had stated that all might know God from His works, he set forth the cause of the blindness of the heathen: 'When they knew God, they glorified Him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the UNCORRUPTIBLE God into an image made like to CORRUPTIBLE man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.' Rom. 1:21-23. . . .
    . . . . images
were regarded with reverence a long time before Sunday was regarded as a sacred day." --- E. J. Waggoner, "Father's of the Catholic Church," "Preface," "Chapter I. The Heathen World," "Chapter II. Heathen Philosophy," "Chapter XIV. The Great Apostasy," (Pacific Press Publishing Company, Oakland California, copyright 1888), pages iii:1, v:2, 9:1 2, 27:2, 28:1, 268:2. Bracketed pastoral notes supplied.

    ". . . . the idolatry of the heathen . . . ." --- AA 239:2, "Berea and Athens," written in 1911.

    ". . . . heathen . . . worse than dead . . . lukewarm Laodiceans." --- ST August 2, 1899, "The Two Great Principles of the Law;" or 4ST 50:1:4.

    ". . . . the idolatry of the heathen . . . ." --- AA 239:2, "Berea and Athens," written in 1911.

    "4 Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law." --- 1 John 3:4.

    "Sins of ignorance [i.e., thus, also, please see this 'ignorance' discussed in the next seven Heaven-sent quotations and more below] call not for excuse but for repentance." --- ST July 22, 1880, "Special Requirements," "The Sin Of Ignorance;" or 1ST 172:3:6. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "There are a large number of professing Christians who do not really follow Jesus. They do not bear the cross by proper self-denial and self-sacrifice [i.e., and/or, thus, as there is a 'DISTINCTION' to be restored between the 'Christian' cross of Christ and the openly 'heathen' cross of 'Tammuz;' because, indeed, 'there are a large number of professing Christians who do not really follow Jesus,' and 'they do not bear the cross by proper self denial and self-sacrifice; but, predictably and openly, they do bear the openly 'heathen' 'abomination' or the openly 'heathen' cross image of ancient and present-day heathenism's highly visible false christ god, and/or they predictably do bear the openly 'heathen' 'abomination' or the openly 'heathen' cross image of 'Tammuz;' (1.) which was historically derived from the first letter of Tammuz's name by the openly 'heathen' of Tammuz's day; (2.) which historically was and is a 'cruel' and 'ignominious cross,' or a 'cruel' and 'ignominious' instrument of 'exquisite torture' and 'death' that historically was and is heathenishly used in human sacrifices to 'Tammuz,' and/or in human sacrifices to the son of the sun god, and/or in human sacrifices to the highly visible false christ god of ancient and present-day 'heathenism;' (3.) which is thus not a 'Christian' action of 'self-denial' and 'self-sacrifice,' but which is an openly 'heathen' image of openly 'heathen' 'self-exaltation,' and/or but which is an openly 'heathen' image of the openly 'heathen' and/or of the openly 'Sabbath'-polluting and/or of the open 'falsehood of idolatry;' and (4.) which is thus the openly 'heathen' image of the cross of 'Tammuz;' and, therefore, again, they do not bear the 'Christian' cross of Christ by proper action or by proper 'self-denial' and 'self-sacrifice,' but, indeed, they do bear the openly 'abominable' and/or the openly 'heathen' cross of 'Tammuz' (i.e., see Ezekiel 8:12-14; 9:1-4; 11:12; 20:14-15; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; Obadiah 1:3-4, 15-16; 7BC 963:2:3 4, or RH September 25, 1900; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 7BC 970:1:7, or Letter 121, 1903; AA 248:4-249:1; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:3-4; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 3T 252:1, 266:3-267:1, 267:2; 2 Chronicles 36:14; SpTB02:47:2-3; 2 Chronicles 36:14; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4; 1 Chronicles 16:35; PK 448:2-449:1; RH July 24, 1888, or 2RH 231:2:4; PK 448:2-449:1; 3SP 153:2-154:2; PK 448:2-449:1; TM 67:2; PK 448:2-449:1; 1T 577:3-578:1, 578:2; PK 448:2 449:1; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4; 1 Chronicles 16:35; AA 238:4 239:2; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; 1BC 1108:1:1, or MS 58, 1900; DA 280:1, 280:3; Revelation 3:9, 14-22; DA 28:1, 29:2, 35:3-36:2, 258:1, 279:2-280:1, 280:3; Revelation 3:9, 14-22; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; Revelation 3:9; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; TM 16:2, 16:3-17:1; 7BC 959:2:1, or RH August 20, 1903; RH August 26, 1890, or 2RH 421:2:1; 7BC 959:2:1, or RH August 20, 1903; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 7BC 963:, or MS 138, 1902; ST July 22, 1880, or 1ST 172:3:2-173:1:1; 7BC 963:, or MS 138, 1902; 7BC 961:2:3, or MS 33, 1894; 7BC 963, or MS 138, 1902; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 5T 83:2, 83:3-84:1, 215:2, 216:2, written in 1882; 7BC 959:2:1, or RH August 20, 1903; 5T 215:2, 216:2, written in 1882; 7BC 959:2:1, or RH August 20, 1903; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:3-4; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; PK 682:2; 1 Chronicles 16:26; Exodus 20:3; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; James 2:10-19, 20-26; and so much more)]. Although making a great profession of being earnest Christians, they weave into the fabric of their character so many of the threads of their own imperfections that the beautiful pattern is spoiled. Of them, Christ says: 'You boast of being rich and increased with supposed spiritual attainments. In reality, you are neither cold nor hot, but are filled with vain conceit. Unless converted, you cannot be saved; for you would mar Heaven with your UNSANCTIFIED wisdom. I cannot endorse your spirit and your work [i.e., and/or I cannot endorse your 'heathen' spirit and your 'heathen' work (ST August 2, 1899; or 4ST 50:1:4)]. You do not act according to the divine Example. You are following a pattern merely of your own invention. Because you are lukewarm [i.e., and/or because you are 'aiding the enemy' (4T 87:2, written in 1876; 7BC 970:1:7, or Letter 121, 1903)], I must spew you out of My mouth.'
    Let us thank the Lord that while this class is so numerous, there is still time for repentance. Jesus says, 'I, your Redeemer, know your works [i.e., and/or I your Redeemer, know your Sabbath-polluting, and/or idolatrous, and/or heathen, and thus enemy-aiding or lukewarm, and Laodicean 'works']. I am familiar with the motives that prompt you to declare boastingly in regard to your spiritual condition, 'I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing.' [Revelation 3:17.] Thou 'knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked.' '
    Those who are in this condition are willfully ignorant." --- 7BC 963:1:2-4, "Revelation," "Spiritual Novices;" or MS 138, 1903. Bracketed pastoral notes supplied.

    "Sins of ignorance call not for excuse but for repentance. None are to flatter themselves [i.e., thus, also, if you wish, please see that Satan's historical, openly sinning, impenitent, spiritually discernible and/or openly 'heathen,' 'worse than dead,' 'enemy'-'aiding' or 'lukewarm,' and self-exalted 'Laodiceans,' from within, also predictably hypnotize, beguile, and/or 'flatter themselves' and, please see much more in 4T 87:2-3, written in 1876 (1911 GC 554:2; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 7BC 970:1:7, or Letter 121, 1903; 7BC 970:1:2, or Letter 164, 1909; 7BC 970:1:7, or Letter 121, 1903; AA 248:4-249:1; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:3-4; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; ST May 9, 1906, or 4ST 420; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; PP 684:1-686:2; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; ST May 9, 1906, or 4ST 420; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4; 1SM 357:1-2, 357:3-358:1, or RH July 23, 1889; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 6BC 1106:1:2, or RH August 25, 1885; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 3T 255:1; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; PK 682:2; 7BC 959:2:1, or RH August 20, 1903; ST September 3, 1894, or 3ST 145:2:2; 7BC 959:2:1, or RH August 20, 1903; 5T 83:3-84:1, 216:2, written in 1882; 7BC 959:2:1, or RH August 20, 1903; John 15:18-21; 7BC 959:2:1, or RH August 20, 1903; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 1911 GC 464:2-465:1, 478:4, 551:1-557:2, 557:3-558:1, 558:2; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 1911 GC 557:3-558:1, 558:2; ST May 23, 1903, or 4ST 291; and KC 106:2)] that because Jesus died and bore the guilt for man, they have nothing to do but accept of pardon without repenting of the sins they have so long been committing. There are limits to the forbearance of God, and punishment for the transgression of His law is no less certain because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily." --- ST July 22, 1880, "Special Requirements," "The Sin Of Ignorance;" or 1ST 172:3:6-173:1:1. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "Sins of ignorance call not for excuse but for repentance." --- ST July 22, 1880, "Special Requirements," "The Sin Of Ignorance;" or 1ST 172:3:6.

    "God's work in the earth in these LAST days is to reflect the light that Christ brought into the world. This light is to dissipate the gross darkness of ages [i.e., and/or this light is to dissipate the gross 'heathenism' of ages (AA 249:1); and/or thus this light is to dissipate (1.) the gross, openly 'heathen,' and 'lukewarm' Laodiceanism of ages, which is in direct contrast with, in direct opposition to, and in heathenishly wicked 'DISTINCTION' from (2.) rightful and openly 'Christian' Seventh-day Adventism, just as this salvation-related matter and many more such matters are clearly seen in Revelation 3:9; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; Revelation 3:9; 16MR 108:1, or Letter 19d, 1892; 7BC 962:2:1, or Letter 66, 1894; Proverbs 12:22; 1BC 1108:1:1, or MS 58, 1900; Ezekiel 13:22; Revelation 3:9; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; TM 16:2; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; Revelation 1:9; 2:9; 3:9, 14-22; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 7BC 970:1:2, or Letter 164, 1909; 7BC 970:1:3, or MS 27, 1899; 7BC 970:1:6, or Letter 76, 1900; 7BC 970:1:7, or Letter 121, 1903 (AA 248:4-249:1; 1 Chronicles 16:35; AA 248:4-249:1; RH August 19, 1890, or 2RH 419-420; AA 248:4-249:1; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:3-4; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 1SM 31:4-5, 31:6-32:3, 32:4-33:1, 48:4-5; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; ST May 19, 1881, or 1ST 227:3:2; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 3T 252:1-2, 254:2-255:1, 257:2-3, 265:2-266:2, 266:3-267:1, 267:2; 2 Chronicles 36:14; SpTB02:47:2; 2 Chronicles 36:14; 3T 266:3-267:1, 267:2; 2 Chronicles 36:14; SpTB02:47:2-3; 2 Chronicles 36:14; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:1, 4; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST June 2, 1881, or 1ST 231:2:3; 1 Chronicles 16:26; Exodus 20:3; 1 Chronicles 16:26; PK 682:2; 1 Chronicles 16:26; 1T 296:2-297:2; 1 Chronicles 16:26; 1 John 5:21; 1 Chronicles 16:26; Ezekiel 20:15-16; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:1, 4; 1 Chronicles 16:35; Ezekiel 11:12; 20:15-16; 1T 296:2-297:2; Ezekiel 11:12; 20:15-16; 1 Chronicles 16:26; SD 57, or MS 2, 1893; ST May 19, 1881, or 1ST 227:3:2; 1T 296:2-297:2; ST May 19, 1881, or 1ST 227:3:2; 1SM 31:4-5, 31:6-32:3, 32:4-33:1, 48:4-5; ST May 19, 1881, or 1ST 227:3:2; 5T 83:3-84:1, 213:3-214:2, written in 1882; ST May 19, 1881, or 1ST 227:3:2; 8T 247:2-249:1, 249:2, 249:3-250:1, written on April 20, 1903; Revelation 1:9; 2:9; 3:9, 14-22; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; ST May 19, 1881, or 1ST 227:3:2; SD 57, or MS 2, 1893; 1 Chronicles 16:26; PK 682:2; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; PP 688:4-689:1; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; PK 682:2; 1 Chronicles 16:26; Exodus 20:3; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; 1T 296:2-297:2; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; 1BC 1108:1:1, or MS 58, 1900; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; Acts 17:16, 29-31; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; PP 306:2, written in 1890; 2SAT 184:5-6, or MS 126, December 10, 1901; PP 306:2, written in 1890; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; Acts 17:16, 29-31; 2SAT 184:6, or MS 126, December 10, 1901; Acts 17:16, 29-31; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; AA 238:4-239:2; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:1, 4; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; AA 233:5 235:1, 237:2; Deuteronomy 4:12-16, 17-18; 6:14; 27:15; AA 237:2; Habakkuk 1:5; 2:18-19; 1911 GC 555:2, 680:1-2; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; 1 Chronicles 16:26; PP 336:2; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:1, 4; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; ST June 2, 1881, or 1ST 231:2:3; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; Ezekiel 11:12; 20:15-16; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; DA 258:1; DA 28:1, 29:2, 35:3-36:2; Psalms 135:15 18; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:1, 4; 1 Chronicles 16:35; DA 258:1; DA 28:1, 29:2, 35:3-36:2; Psalms 115:2-8; 119:126, 137-138, 142, 172-173; 1 Chronicles 16:26; PK 682:2; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; RH August 19, 1890, or 2RH 419-420; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; 1SAT 17:4, or MS 5, 1885; Matthew 15:9; Mark 7:7-8a; 5T 707:2; Mark 7:7-8a; Matthew 15:9; 1T 296:2-297:2; Matthew 15:9; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; PP 305:4-5, 305:6-306:1, 336:2; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; Revelation 12:17; 19:10; 21:7, 8, 9, 10, 27; 22:14-15; Proverbs 12:22; Ezekiel 13:22; Revelation 3:9; 1BC 1108:1:1, or MS 58, 1900; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; Malachi 3:6; Deuteronomy 4:12-16, 17-18; 6:14; Malachi 3:6; PP 316:1; Malachi 3:6; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; ST May 6, 1880, or 1ST 154:2:12, 15; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; James 2:10; Exodus 20:13; 5BC 1107:1:1, or RH January 30, 1900; Exodus 20:13; James 2:10; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; and James 2:10-19, 20-26)]. Men and women in heathen darkness are to be reached by those who at one time were in a similar condition of ignorance, but who have received the knowledge of the TRUTH of God's Word." --- SpTB11:27:3, "A Missionary Education," written on February 24, 1907. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "Sins of ignorance call not for excuse but for repentance." --- ST July 22, 1880, "Special Requirements," "The Sin Of Ignorance;" or 1ST 172:3:6.

    "16 Now while Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was stirred in him, when he saw the city wholly given to idolatry. . . 29 Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man's device. 30 And the times of this ignorance [i.e., thus, please see 'sins of ignorance' above and below] God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent: 31 Because He hath appointed a DAY, in the which He will Judge the world in righteousness by that Man whom He hath ordained; whereof He hath given assurance unto all men, in that He hath raised Him from the dead." --- Acts 17:16, 29-31. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "Sins of ignorance call not for excuse but for repentance." --- ST July 22, 1880, "Special Requirements," "The Sin Of Ignorance;" or 1ST 172:3:6.

    "4 Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law." --- 1 John 3:4.

    "We should never give sanction to sin by our words, or our deeds, our silence, or our presence." --- DA 152:3, "At the Marriage Feast," written in 1898.

    "The apostle has presented the only TRUE SANCTIFICATION. There are many to-day who claim that they are holy and cannot sin. The only correct standard of SANCTIFICATION is the law of God. By it is the knowledge of sin. GENUINE SANCTIFICATION is the work of a life-time. It is climbing the ladder round after round." --- RH December 1, 1885, "The Precious Promises;" or 1RH 570:1:2.

    "It should be our highest aim in life to get ready for Heaven. SANCTIFICATION is not the work of a moment, but of a lifetime. The sinner must repent of his sin, and come to Jesus for pardon. The promise is, 'If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.' [1 John 1:9.]." --- 5MR 255:3, "The Christian Pathway;" or MS 31, 1886, [i.e., from the Sermon, "Giving Up Our will for God's Will," November 7, 1886]. Bracketed pastoral notes supplied.

    "The apostle testifies that those who profess to know God, and to be living without sin, and yet break the divine law, give the lie to their profession. His epistles breathe a spirit of love; yet, when he comes in contact with this class, he does not hesitate to reprove them sharply, and to warn them of their fearful deception. He says: 'He that saith, I know Him, and keepeth not His commandments, is a liar, and the TRUTH is not in him.' [1 John 2:4.] 'If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness [i.e., and/or walk in 'heathenism' (AA 249:1)], we lie, and do not the TRUTH; but if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the TRUTH is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His Word is not in us.' [1 John 1:6-10.] 'Little children, let no man deceive you. He that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as He is righteous. He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning.' [1 John 3:7-8.].
    Here the apostle speaks in plain terms, as he deemed the subject demanded. In this age of boasted liberality, such plainness would be branded as bigotry. 'You must have charity [i.e., and/or 'you must have' love],' is the cry everywhere, especially from those who profess SANCTIFICATION. But charity [i.e., and/or but love] is too pure to cover an unconfessed sin. The apostle teaches that while we should manifest Christian courtesy, we are authorized to call sin and sinners by their right names, and that this is consistent with TRUE charity [i.e., and/or with TRUE love]. While we are to love souls for whom Christ died, and labor for their salvation, we should not make a compromise with sin. We are not to unite with those who are rebelling against divine authority, and call this charity.
    The character of God has not changed. He is the same jealous God to-day as when He gave His law upon Sinai, and wrote it with His own finger on the tables of stone. Those who trample upon His holy law may say, 'I am SANCTIFIED;' but to be indeed SANCTIFIED, and to claim SANCTIFICATION, are two different things. John enjoyed the blessing of GENUINE SANCTIFICATION; but, he did not claim to be sinless. He sought perfection in the way that Christ indicated in His prayer for His disciples: 'SANCTIFY them through Thy TRUTH, Thy Word is TRUTH.' [John 17:17.].
    The errors that crept into the early church, and threatened its prosperity, have never been extinct. They are peculiarly active at the present time, constituting one of the perils of the LAST days. And God requires us to stand, as did John in his time, unflinchingly for the TRUTH. With the love of the TRUTH burning in our hearts, we shall 'earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered to the saints.' [Jude 1:3.]." --- ST January 29, 1885, "The Preaching of John;" or 1ST 484:3:4-485:1:3. Bracketed pastoral notes supplied.

    "We should never give sanction to sin by our words, or our deeds, our silence, or our presence." --- DA 152:3, "At the Marriage Feast," written in 1898.

    "Bible SANCTIFICATION does not consist in strong emotion. Here is where many are led into error. They make feelings their criterion. When they feel elated or happy, they claim that they are SANCTIFIED. Happy feelings or the absence of joy is no evidence that a person is or is not SANCTIFIED. There is no such thing as instantaneous SANCTIFICATION. TRUE SANCTIFICATION is a daily work, continuing as long as life shall last. Those who are battling with daily temptations, overcoming their own sinful tendencies, and seeking for holiness of heart and life, make no boastful claims of holiness [i.e., and/or, thus, 'make no boastful claims of' being the TRUE church, and of being the remnant on this side of the Judgment of God]. They are hungering and thirsting for righteousness. Sin appears to them exceedingly sinful. . . .
   
The most precious fruit of SANCTIFICATION is the grace of meekness. When this grace presides in the soul, the disposition is molded by its influence. There is a continual waiting upon God, and a submission of the will to His [i.e., thus, please remember, that TRUE 'meekness' consists of (1.) 'a continual waiting upon God,' and (2.) 'a submission of the will to His' (SL 14:2-15:1)]. The understanding grasps every divine TRUTH, and the will bows to every divine precept, without doubting or murmuring. TRUE meekness [i.e., thus, not (1.) Satan's openly heathen, Laodicean, counterfeit, and false meekness, which promotes effeminate behavior in men and falsely calls this meekness, and which also promotes many more wicked ideas among people and falsely calls these meekness; but, instead, (2.) the Lord's Christian, Seventh-day Adventist, genuine, and 'TRUE meekness'] softens and subdues the heart, and gives the mind a fitness for the ingrafted Word. It brings the thoughts [i.e., thus, when it comes to the sin of 'idolatry' and/or to the sin of heathenism, please remember what we are 'not to think,' as clearly described by the Testimony of Jesus through the apostle Paul in Acts 17:16, 29-31] into obedience to Jesus Christ. It opens the heart to the Word of God, as Lydia's was opened. It places us with Mary as learners at the feet of Jesus. 'The meek will He guide in judgment, and the meek will He teach His way.' [Psalms 25:9.]." --- SL 10:2, 14:2-15:1, "True and False Theories Contrasted," "Substituting Feeling for Reason," "Meekness a Fruit of the Spirit," which was copyrighted in 1937, but which was originally written on January 18, 1881; or RH January 18, 1881, "Sanctification," or 1RH 251:3:2, 252:1:6. Bracketed pastoral notes supplied.

    "Pleasing or unpleasing to human nature, faithfulness, vigilance, and boldness must be exercised, or sin will triumph over righteousness. A failure to see and sense the wants of the cause for this time, and to reprove sin, is called by some, meekness [i.e., and/or, thus, again, 'a failure' (1.) 'to see and sense the wants of the cause for this time,' and (2.) 'to reprove sin,' 'is called by some' of Satan's historical, eternal-life-threatening, impenitent, openly idolatrous, and thus openly Sabbath-polluting, and therefore openly heathen Laodiceans, 'meekness']; God calls it unfaithfulness, and spiritual sloth. . . .
    . . . . Idolatry in various forms
is at home in our midst." --- PH043:10, 12, "The Judgment," written in 1879; or "Ellen G. White Pamphlets In The Concordance," Volume 1, "The Judgement," pages 479:2:2 and 480:2:2, which again was a Testimony from the Spirit of the Lord given on the morning of October 23, 1879, at about two o'clock. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    ". . . . the idolatry of the heathen . . . ." --- AA 239:2, "Berea and Athens," written in 1911.

    ". . . . heathen . . . worse than dead . . . lukewarm Laodiceans." --- ST August 2, 1890, "The Two Great Principles of the Law;" or 4ST 50:1:4.

    "Many heathen . . . attempt to represent the Eternal One by material objects . . . ." --- PP 306:1, "The Law Given to Israel," written in 1890.

    "The attempt to represent the Eternal One by material objects would lower man's CONCEPTION of God." --- PP 306:1, "The Law Given to Israel," written in 1890.

    "Many heathen . . . attempt to represent the Eternal One by material objects [i.e., and/or thus, 'many' openly 'heathen' 'Laodiceans' . . . 'attempt to represent' the living, all-knowing, all-powerful or omnipotent, all-seeing, all-hearing, infinitely thinking, literally creatively thinking, creating even worlds by merely speaking or literally creatively speaking, infinitely loving, infinite, present in all places at the same time or omnipresent, invisible, sacred, UNCORRUPTIBLE, unchangeable, blessed, sinless, Heavenly, and 'Eternal One' (PP 306:1; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4): (1. of 7.) by dead, knowest not, powerless, not seeing, not hearing, not thinking, not speaking, not loving, finite, present in only one place at a time, visible, common, CORRUPT, changeable, cursed, sinful, earthly, and 'material objects' (PP 306:1); and/or (2. of 7.) by gold, silver, wood, stone, plaster of Paris, marble, granite, brass, bronze, bubble gum, iron, papyrus, paper, lead pencil, ink, paint, crayons, chalk, clay, felt-on-felt-boards, or web site pixels; and/or, therefore, (3. of 7.) by some type of 'dead,' 'God'-dishonoring, 'PROHIBITED,' and highly visible idol, and/or statue, and/or 'graven image;' (4. of 7.) by some type of 'dead,' 'God'-dishonoring, 'PROHIBITED,' and highly visible idol, and/or picture, and/or so-called 'likeness;' (5. of 7.) by some type of 'dead,' 'God'-dishonoring, 'PROHIBITED,' and highly visible idol and/or so-called 'similitude;' (6. of 7.) by some type of 'dead,' 'God'-dishonoring, 'PROHIBITED,' and highly visible idol and/or 'material representation;' and/or (7. of 7.) by some type of 'dead,' 'God'-dishonoring, 'PROHIBITED,' and highly visible idol and/or 'image' (i.e., please remember 1 Chronicles 16:26; Exodus 20:3-4; Deuteronomy 4:12-16, 17-18; 6:14; Malachi 3:6; PP 316:1; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; 1BC 1108:1:1, or MS 58, 1900; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; 1T 296:2 297:2; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; Acts 17:16, 29-31; 2SAT 184:6, or 4BC 1145:1:7, or MS 126, December 10, 1901; Acts 17:16, 29-31; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; AA 238:4-239:2; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4; 1 Chronicles 16:35; AA 233:5-235:1, 237:2; Proverbs 21:16; Amos 3:3; 5T 705:3; Amos 3:3; Proverbs 21:16; Acts 17:16, 29-31; Proverbs 21:16; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; PP 684:1, 684:2, 684:3, 684:4-685:1, 685:2-686:2; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; ST May 9, 1906, or 4ST 420; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4; 1 Chronicles 16:35; AA 233:5-235:1, 237:2; Deuteronomy 4:12-16, 17-18; 6:14; 27:15; AA 237:2; Habakkuk 1:5; 2:18-19; 1911 GC 555:2, 680:1-2; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; and James 2:10-19, 20-26) all made from some type of dead, knowest not, powerless, not seeing, not hearing, not thinking, not speaking, not loving, finite, present in only one place at a time, visible, common, CORRUPT, changeable, cursed, sinful, earthly, and 'material objects' (PP 306:1)]." --- PP 306:1, "The Law Given to Israel," written in 1890. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "The attempt to represent the Eternal One by material objects would lower man's CONCEPTION of God. The mind, TURNED AWAY from the infinite perfection of Jehovah, would be attracted to the creature rather than to the Creator. And as his CONCEPTIONS of God were lowered, so would man become degraded. . . .
    By causing men to violate
the second commandment, Satan aimed to degrade their CONCEPTIONS of the Divine Being. . . Had the Sabbath always been sacredly observed, there could never have been an atheist or an idolater." --- PP 306:1, 336:2, "The Law Given to Israel," "Satan's Enmity Against the Law," written in 1890.

    ". . . . the idolatry of the heathen . . . ." --- AA 239:2, "Berea and Athens," written in 1911.

    ". . . . heathen . . . worse than dead . . . lukewarm Laodiceans." --- ST August 2, 1890, "The Two Great Principles of the Law;" or 4ST 50:1:4.

    ". . . . the idolatry of the heathen . . . ." --- AA 239:2, "Berea and Athens," written in 1911.

    "16 Now while Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was stirred in him, when he saw the city wholly given to idolatry. . . 29 Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man's device. 30 And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent: 31 Because He hath appointed a DAY, in the which He will Judge the world in righteousness by that Man whom He hath ordained; whereof He hath given assurance unto all men, in that He hath raised Him from the dead." --- Acts 17:16, 29 31.

    ". . . . the idolatry of the heathen . . . ." --- AA 239:2, "Berea and Athens," written in 1911.

    ". . . . heathen . . . worse than dead . . . lukewarm Laodiceans." --- ST August 2, 1899, "The Two Great Principles of the Law;" or 4ST 50:1:4.

    ". . . . the idolatry of the heathen . . . ." --- AA 239:2, "Berea and Athens," written in 1911.

    ". . . . the falsehood [i.e., and/or the false plans; and/or the false way] of idolatry." --- 1BC 1108:1:1, "Exodus," "Service of Altar Restored;" or MS 58, 1900. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "Every false way is a deception; and, if sustained, will in the end bring destruction. Thus, the Lord permits those who maintain false plans to be destroyed. At the very time when praise and adulation is heard, sudden destruction comes. There are those who, notwithstanding they know of the reproof received by others, because of unfaithfulness, TURN AWAY from admonition. These are doubly guilty. They knew the Lord's will and did it not. Their punishment will be proportionate to their guilt [i.e., thus, also, please see below]. They would not take heed to the Word of the Lord." --- KC 106:2, "The Kress Collection," written on January 22, 1900. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "Justice requires that man shall have light, and it also requires that he who refuses to walk in this Heaven-sent light, the giving of which cost the death of the Son of God, shall receive punishment. It is a principle of Justice that the guilt of the sinner is proportionate to the knowledge given him, but not used, or used in a wrong way [i.e., thus, although predictably and foolishly rejected, made of none effect, and kept out of sight by Satan's impenitent and openly heathen subjects, according to God's salvation-related and eternal 'principle of Justice,' the Lord's penitent and openly Christian Seventh-day Adventists know that the open 'guilt' of (1.) Satan's impenitent and openly heathen Laodiceans, from within, is greater than the open 'guilt' of (2.) Satan's impenitent and openly heathen Babylonians, from without; and, also, therefore, the final 'punishment' of (1.) Satan's impenitent and openly heathen Laodiceans, from within, will be greater than the final 'punishment' of (2.) Satan's impenitent and openly heathen Babylonians, from without (ST May 27, 1903; or 4ST 291)]. . . .
   
Christ came that we might have life, and that we might have it 'more abundantly.' [John 10:10.] God expects human beings to accept His Son as the propitiation for sin, and to receive into their lives the TRUTHS He came to bring. Those who are overcome in the struggle with sin are without excuse, for the Saviour offers to all power that will enable them to overcome the evil that assails them.
   
If God had failed to act His part, if He had given human beings any reason for neglecting the great salvation offered them, man might plead ignorance as a valid excuse. But He has made the way plain. When has He required any one to do anything without giving him full directions as to what He requires him to do? God would have all men to be saved. He communicates to all a knowledge of His will, that each may say, I know what the Lord desires me to do.
    To some is given greater light than to others. Each will be Judged by the light given him. The degree of light bestowed is the measure of responsibility [i.e., and/or, thus, again, in consideration of God's predictably neglected, foolishly neglected, and yet eternal and salvation-related 'principle of Justice,' which determines 'punishment' based upon 'guilt,' and which holds 'that the guilt of the sinner is proportionate to the knowledge given him, but not used, or used in a wrong way;' in consideration of the degree of 'punishment' to be received unto eternal death or unto the second death; and in consideration of the 'measure of responsibility' to 'God' (ST May 27, 1903, or 4ST 291; KC 106:2; and 5T 14:4-15:1, 83:3 84:1, written in 1882) between (1.) Satan's great mass of impenitent and openly heathen Laodiceans, from within, and (2.) Satan's great mass of impenitent and openly heathen Babylonians, from without, we note as follows: (1.) Satan's great mass of historical; even more eternal-life-threatening, Easter observing and even more deceptively promoting, or old trick of Satan observing and even more deceptively promoting, or old trick of the idolatrous and heathen god of this world observing and even more deceptively promoting; even more openly sinning in many ways and thus even more openly sinning in all ways (James 2:10); even more deceptively impenitent; even more openly 'guilty' before 'God,' and thus even more openly 'guilty' before God's TRUE followers, and soon to receive even greater 'punishment' unto eternal death or unto the second death by an offended 'God' (ST May 27, 1903, or 4ST 291; KC 106:2; and 5T 14:4-15:1, 83:3-84:1, written in 1882); open idolatry even more deceptively promoting in more ways than one; and thus open Sabbath-polluting or yet another Satanic and counterfeit sabbath and man-made institution of open heathenism even more deceptively promoting in more ways than one; and therefore openly heathen Laodiceans, from within, are now each responsible to God and will each still be held responsible to God in the day of His Judgement for having been given the 'greater light' and the 'greater' 'knowledge' in both the Bible and the 'Heaven-sent' writings of Ellen G. White, which Satan's great mass of impenitent and openly heathen Laodiceans have predictably 'not used, or used in a wrong way' (ST May 27, 1903; or 4ST 291); and, thus, in the day of God's Judgment and right now, Satan's great mass of impenitent and openly heathen Laodiceans, from within, have a greater 'measure of responsibility' before 'God' (ST May 27, 1903; or 4ST 291); are even more openly 'guilty' before 'God;' and thus are even more openly 'guilty' before God's TRUE followers, and will soon receive even greater 'punishment' unto eternal death or unto the second death by an offended 'God' (ST May 27, 1903, or 4ST 291; KC 106:2; and 5T 14:4-15:1, 83:3-84:1, written in 1882) than will be experienced by (2.) Satan's great mass of historical; eternal-life-threatening, Easter observing and somewhat less deceptively promoting, or old trick of Satan observing and somewhat less deceptively promoting, or old trick of the idolatrous and heathen god of this world observing and somewhat less deceptively promoting; some what less openly sinning in many ways, but nevertheless openly sinning in many ways, and thus openly sinning in all ways (James 2:10); somewhat less deceptively impenitent; somewhat less 'guilty' and yet openly 'guilty' before 'God,' and thus somewhat less 'guilty' and yet openly 'guilty' before God's TRUE followers, and soon to receive comparatively less 'punishment' unto eternal death or unto the second death by an offended 'God' (ST May 27, 1903, or 4ST 291; KC 106:2; and 5T 14:4-15:1, 83:3-84:1, written in 1882); open idolatry somewhat less deceptively promoting in more ways than one, and also open Sunday-keeping or a Satanic and counterfeit sabbath and man-made institution of open heathenism somewhat less deceptively promoting in more ways than one; and therefore openly heathen Babylonians, from without, are now each responsible to God and will each still be held responsible to God in the day of His Judgement for having been given the 'light' or 'knowledge' in the Bible (i.e., but not in the inspired writings of Ellen G. White), which Satan's great mass of impenitent and openly heathen Babylonians have also predictably 'not used, or used in a wrong way' (ST May 27, 1903; or 4ST 291); and, thus, again, in comparison with Satan's great mass of impenitent and openly heathen Babylonians, from without, when it comes to God's 'principle of Justice,' when it comes to the 'measure of responsibility,' when it comes to the degree of 'guilt,' and therefore when it comes to the degree of 'punishment' to be received, the Lord's relatively and comparatively very few, penitent, and openly Christian Seventh-day Adventists should know and understand that Satan's great mass of impenitent and openly heathen Laodiceans will receive even greater 'punishment' unto eternal death or unto the second death by an offended 'God' than will be experienced by Satan's great mass of impenitent and openly heathen Babylonians (ST May 27, 1903, or 4ST 291; KC 106:2; and 5T 14:4-15:1, 83:3-84:1, written in 1882)]." --- ST May 27, 1903, "Man's Responsibility;" or 4ST 291. Bracketed pastoral notes supplied.

    "We are all Judgment bound." --- 5T 14:4, "Camp Meeting Address," written in 1882; and, thus, part of the great "light of 1882" by which "the church" will be "found wanting," as clearly explained by God in Daniel 5:27 [5T 83:3-84:1, written in 1882]; Daniel 5:27 [8T 247:2, 249:2 250:1; Revelation 3:9, 14-22]; and Daniel 5:27 [i.e., and, thus, with Daniel 5:27, please see "subverted" and/or "perverted" in 7BC 961:2:3-4, or MS 33, 1894; and, according to the Greek, in Titus 3:10-11].

    "We are now living in the great day of atonement. In the typical service, while the high priest was making the atonement for Israel, all were required to afflict their souls by repentance of sin, by humiliation before the Lord, lest they be cut off from among the people. In like manner, all who would have their names retained in the book of life, should now, in the few remaining days of their probation, afflict their souls before God by sorrow for sin, and TRUE repentance. There must be deep, faithful searching of heart. The light, frivolous spirit [i.e., and/or 'the light, frivolous,' Satanic, wicked, evil, spiritually discernible and/or openly heathen, and Laodicean 'spirit'] indulged in by so many professed Christians must be PUT AWAY. There is earnest warfare before all who would subdue the evil tendencies that strive for the mastery. The work of preparation is an INDIVIDUAL work. We are not saved IN GROUPS. The purity and devotion of one will not offset the want of these qualities in another. Though all nations are to pass in Judgment before God, yet He will examine the case of each INDIVIDUAL with as close and searching scrutiny as if there were not another being upon the earth. Every one must be TESTED, and found without spot or wrinkle or any such thing." --- RH November 9, 1905, "Lessons From the Life of Solomon, No. 9 (The Ark of the Covenant);" or 5RH 184:2:2; or partially found in SD 355:2. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "John pointed the people to the Lamb of God who TAKETH AWAY the sins of the world. He said, 'Behold the Lamb of God, which TAKETH AWAY the sin of the world.' [John 1:29.] There is a great deal in that 'TAKETH AWAY.' [John 1:29.] The question is, Shall we keep on sinning as though it were an impossibility for us to overcome? How are we to overcome? As Christ overcame. He prayed to His Heavenly Father; we can do the same, and that is the only way. Then, we are to overcome something, for it is stated that those who shall see Him in His beauty shall be 'without spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing.' [Ephesians 5:27.] Now, if there is a spot or wrinkle in your character, is it not now the very time for you to begin to understand what that defilement is, that you may trust in the blood of Christ to wash it away?
    'How shall I,' says the trembling one, 'PUT IT AWAY?' You are to say, 'I will try.' But you are to PUT IT AWAY by believing that Christ is your Saviour today, and that He cleanseth you from all unrighteousness. You have the lesson in the Word that was spoken. When tempted to speak wrong, and do wrong, resist Satan and say, 'I will not surrender my will to your control [i.e., and/or 'I will not surrender my will to your' Satanic, and/or thus openly heathen, and/or thus openly idolatrous, and/or therefore spiritually discernible influence, hold, third person of your heathen godhead, counterfeit latter rain, spirit, power, and/or 'control'].' I will cooperate with divine power, and through grace be conqueror.'
    Satan says to Christ (in the wilderness), 'It is certain that the angels shall have charge over You and bear You up in their hands lest at any time You shall dash your foot against a stone.' But what did he leave out of that quotation? He was to be kept in the way; in all Thy ways. That was not His way at all. God's way is Christ's way. There is a plan of salvation laid for the race that Christ should not work a miracle on His own account to relieve Himself of any of the necessities of humanity and He was kept in all His ways [i.e., 'in all His' Christian 'ways']. The enemy did not quote that at all, but (he did quote that) the angel shall keep Thee lest at any time Thou shalt dash Thy foot against a stone; he was to bear Him up.
    Now, the enemy will have all these attractions for us, and the question is which has the most weight with us. Is it to put ourselves in the channel of the bright rays of the Sun of Righteousness? Is it to go into a meeting and consider that there is the place to be a Christian and that out of the meeting we are to lay it off as a man lays off his overcoat? Are we thus to lay off our religion? Watch unto prayer, says Christ; 'watch ye and pray, lest ye enter into temptation.' [Mark 14:38.].
    The temptations will surround us just as long as we live. Satan will try us in one way [i.e., and/or 'Satan will try us in one' openly heathen and thus spiritually discernible 'way'] and if he doesn't overcome us he will try us in another way [i.e., 'in another' openly heathen and thus spiritually discernible 'way']. And thus his efforts will never cease." --- 1SAT 153:2-154:3, "The Importance of Exercising Faith;" or MS 83, 1891. Bracketed pastoral notes supplied.

    ". . . . aiding the enemy [i.e., and/or aiding Satan, who is a robber or thief, the father of lies, the adversary of souls, the enemy of God and man, the master of deception, the archdeceiver, a liar, a murderer from the beginning, a destroyer, a false accuser of the TRUE brethren, a deceiver, a tormentor, a rebel, an apostate, and the secretly disguised god of this world and of both ancient and modern heathenism in a professing sheep's clothing guise, in a professing religious guise, in a professing Christian guise, and/or in a professing Seventh day Adventist guise] . . . The term 'lukewarm' is applicable to this class." --- 4T 87:2, "The Testing Process," written in 1876. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    ". . . . heathen . . . worse than dead . . . lukewarm Laodiceans." --- ST August 2, 1899, "The Two Great Principles of the Law;" or 4ST 50:1:4.

    ". . . . the idolatry of the heathen . . . ." --- AA 239:2, "Berea and Athens," written in 1911.

    ". . . . the defilement of idolatry." --- PP 205:3, "The Return to Canaan," written in 1890.

    "14 Wherefore, my dearly beloved, FLEE from idolatry." --- 1 Corinthians 10:14.

    "6 For I am the Lord, I change not . . . ." --- Malachi 3:6.

    "14 Wherefore, my dearly beloved, FLEE from idolatry. 15 I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say." --- 1 Corinthians 10:14-15.

    "15 If ye love Me, keep My commandments." --- John 14:15.

    "Paul would have us DISTINGUISH between the pure, unselfish love, which is prompted by the Spirit of Christ [i.e., and/or which is prompted by the openly Christian 'Spirit of Christ'], and the unmeaning, deceitful PRETENSE with which the world abounds [i.e., thus, please remember 'the world' and/or 'the church of the Laodiceans,' as revealed in 7BC 959:2:1; or RH August 20, 1903 cited immediately below]." --- 5T 171:3, "Brotherly Love," written in 1882; and, thus, part of the great "light of 1882" by which "the church" will be "found wanting," as clearly explained by God in Daniel 5:27 [5T 83:3-84:1, written in 1882]; Daniel 5:27 [8T 247:2, 249:2-250:1; Revelation 3:9, 14-22]; and Daniel 5:27 [i.e., and, thus, with Daniel 5:27, please see "subverted" and/or "perverted" in 7BC 961:2:3-4, or MS 33, 1894; and, according to the Greek, in Titus 3:10-11]. Bracketed pastoral notes supplied.

    "The message to the church of the Laodiceans applies especially to the people of God today [i.e., applies especially to the professed people of God today]. It is a message to professing Christians who have become so much like the world that no difference can be seen. (Revelation 3:14-18 quoted here.)." --- 7BC 959:2:1, "Revelation," "Read the Third Chapter of Revelation;" or RH August 20, 1903. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "We are admonished by the apostle: 'Let love be without dissimulation [i.e., and/or, thus, let love be without concealment under an openly heathen; worse than dead; worldly; Satan aiding, or enemy aiding, or lukewarm; Laodicean; Pharisaic; and false appearance]. Abhor that which is evil, cleave to that which is good. Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honor preferring one another.' [Romans 12:9-10.] Paul would have us DISTINGUISH between the pure, unselfish love, which is prompted by the Spirit of Christ [i.e., and/or which is prompted by the openly Christian 'Spirit of Christ'], and the unmeaning, deceitful PRETENSE with which the world abounds [i.e., thus, again, please remember 'the world' and/or 'the church of the Laodiceans,' as revealed in 7BC 959:2:1; or RH August 20, 1903 cited immediately above and below]. This base counterfeit has misled many souls. It would blot out the DISTINCTION between right and wrong, by agreeing with the transgressor instead of faithfully showing him his errors. Such a course never springs from real friendship. The spirit [i.e., and/or the Satanic and openly heathen 'spirit'] by which it is prompted dwells only in the carnal heart [i.e., and/or dwells only in the carnal, natural, unconverted, worldly, Satanic, and/or openly heathen heart]. While the Christian will be ever kind, compassionate, and forgiving, he can feel no harmony with sin. He will abhor evil and cling to that which is good, at the sacrifice of association or friendship with the ungodly. The Spirit of Christ [i.e., and/or the Christian 'Spirit of Christ'] will lead us to hate sin, while we are willing to make any sacrifice to save the sinner." --- 5T 171:3, "Brotherly Love," written in 1882; and, thus, part of the great "light of 1882" by which "the church" will be "found wanting," as clearly explained by God in Daniel 5:27 [5T 83:3-84:1, written in 1882]; Daniel 5:27 [8T 247:2, 249:2-250:1; Revelation 3:9, 14-22]; and Daniel 5:27 [i.e., and, thus, with Daniel 5:27, please see "subverted" and/or "perverted" in 7BC 961:2:3-4, or MS 33, 1894; and, according to the Greek, in Titus 3:10-11]. Bracketed pastoral notes supplied.

    "The message to the church of the Laodiceans applies especially to the people of God today [i.e., applies especially to the professed people of God today]. It is a message to professing Christians who have become so much like the world that no difference can be seen. (Revelation 3:14-18 quoted here.)." --- 7BC 959:2:1, "Revelation," "Read the Third Chapter of Revelation;" or RH August 20, 1903. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "'As many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.' [Romans 8:14.] They are living examples of Christianity. They are called Christians because they represent Christ in life and character. They cannot follow the customs or practices of the world [i.e., thus, again, please remember 'the world' and/or 'the church of the Laodiceans,' as revealed in 7BC 959:2:1; or RH August 20, 1903 cited immediately above]; for these are from beneath, and are of the wicked one. Those who follow Christ will have the principles of holy love in their hearts. They will cherish the faith that works by love and purifies the soul.
    There is an element called love which would teach us to praise and flatter our associates, and not to faithfully tell them of their dangers and warn and counsel them for their good. This love is not Heaven-born [i.e., and/or, thus, 'this love is' Satanic; eternal-life destroying; openly Sabbath-polluting, and/or openly idolatrous, and/or openly heathen; heathen-or-false-or-unreal-friendship-prompted; Satan's-heathen-spirit-or-power-prompted; Satan-aiding, or enemy-aiding, or lukewarm; Laodicean; Pharisaic; unmeaning; deceitful; PRETENTIOUS; misleading; worldly; wicked; impure; selfish; not kindly affectioned; not brotherly or sisterly; false; God's-commandments-disregarding, while falsely claiming to keep them; counterfeit; unholy; and 'not Heaven-born']." --- RH January 8, 1884, "Separation from the World;" or 1RH 389:3:2-3. Bracketed pastoral notes supplied.

    "The history of Achan teaches the solemn lesson that for one man's sin the displeasure of God will rest upon a people or a nation till the transgression is searched out and punished. Sin is CORRUPTING in its nature. One man infected with its deadly leprosy may communicate the taint to thousands. Those who occupy responsible positions as guardians of the people are false to their trust if they do not faithfully search out and reprove sin. Many dare not condemn iniquity, lest they shall thereby sacrifice position or POPULARITY. And by some it is considered uncharitable [i.e., and/or considered unloving] to rebuke sin. The servant of God should never allow his own spirit to be mingled with the reproof which he is required to give; but, he is under the most solemn obligation to present the Word of God, without fear or favor. He must call sin by its right name. Those who by their carelessness or indifference permit God's name to be dishonored by His professed people, are numbered with the transgressor, - - registered in the record of Heaven as partakers in their evil deeds. . . .
   
The love of God will never lead to the belittling of sin; it will never cover or excuse an unconfessed wrong." --- 2BC 996:2:3, 4, "Joshua," "Sin Must Be Searched Out and Reproved;" or ST April 21, 1881. Bracketed pastoral note supplied.

    "14 Wherefore, my dearly beloved, FLEE from idolatry. 15 I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say." --- 1 Corinthians 10:14-15.

    "15 If ye love Me, keep My commandments." --- John 14:15.

    And so very much more . . . . . . .


CONCLUSION:


 
   Thus, again, of the Christian Sabbath and heathen sabbaths about to be listed:

(1.) which Sabbath is of the Lord's historical, Easter opposing,
penitent, and openly Christian Seventh-day Adventists;

(2.) which sabbath is of Satan's historical, Easter observing,
impenitent, openly sinning, openly guilty before God and His followers,
deceptive, and openly heathen Babylonians, from without; and

(3.) which sabbath is of Satan's historical, Easter observing,
impenitent, openly more sinning, openly more guilty before God and His followers,
more deceptive, and openly heathen Laodiceans, from within:

(A.) Sabbath-keeping;
(B.) Sunday-keeping;
(C.) Sabbath-polluting?


    "15 If ye love Me, keep My commandments." --- John 14:15.

    Therefore, in other words, do we really love the God of Christianity, or do we love the gods of heathenism? As those called of God to be soldiers for Christ in the spiritual warfare between God's religion of Christianity and Satan's religion of heathenism, which is claiming many eternal lives, we are also called to decidedly and manifestly answer the question:

(1.) Do we choose to love God, and thus to maintain and support the Lord's openly Christian
and TRUE Sabbath, and the Lord's eternal-life-promoting,
Easter opposing, penitent, and openly
Christian Seventh-day Adventists' openly Christian and TRUE Sabbath; or,
(2.) do we choose to love gods, and thus to maintain and support Satan's openly heathen and counterfeit sabbath of open Sunday-keeping, and Satan's eternal-life-threatening,
Easter observing, openly sinning, openly guilty, deceptive, and openly
heathen Babylonians' openly heathen and counterfeit sabbath of open Sunday-keeping; or,

(3.) do we choose to love gods, and thus to maintain and support Satan's openly heathen and counterfeit sabbath of open Sabbath-polluting, and Satan's eternal-life-threatening,
Easter observing, openly more sinning, openly more guilty, more deceptive, and openly
heathen Laodiceans' openly heathen and counterfeit sabbath of open Sabbath-polluting?

    Therefore, in conclusion of our brief study from God's salvation-related Word cited in this book, let's close with a prayer, which gratefully and accurately summarizes what the all knowing Lord God expects us to "know," to "understand," and to "act" upon for our own good and for the welfare of others in these "latter times:" Our Father in Heaven, in light of Your clearly revealed "Judgment," and/or in light of Your clearly revealed "Word," which we have already seen from Your graciously-provided and Heaven-sent quotations cited in this book, and/or which are about to be gratefully listed toward the end of this prayer, we therefore humbly request that You strengthen the Lord's relatively and comparatively very few, historical, eternal-life-promoting, "God"-worshiping, "Easter" openly exposing and opposing, "Sabbath"-keeping, genuinely penitent, and openly "Christian" Seventh-day Adventists, and that together You restore a "clear" and "decided" "DISTINCTION" between them and two classes of those "heathen," who cloak themselves over in a "professing" "Christian" "guise;" but, who, "in reality," are even right now promoting and maintaining Satan's heathenishly disguised but really spiritually discernible and openly sinning religion of "heathenism" - - both (1.) from without, and (2.) from within, as follows:

(1.) Satan's great mass of historical; eternal-life-threatening; "MODERN, COUNTERFEIT SANCTIFICATION," which has its origin in heathenishly open "will-worship" rather than being in submission to the "will of God," deceptively promoting and "wickedly" supporting; openly "will" worshiping or heathenishly disguised but really open "will-worship" deceptively promoting and "wickedly" supporting; openly self worshiping, or openly "vain" worshiping, or openly "teaching for doctrines the commandments of men," or heathenishly disguised but really open "vain worship" deceptively promoting and "wickedly" supporting; openly worshiping "heathen deities" or heathenishly disguised but really open "worship of heathen deities" deceptively promoting and "wickedly" supporting; openly "gods" worshiping and/or openly "idols" worshiping, or heathenishly disguised but really open "gods" "worship" and/or open "idols" "worship" deceptively promoting and "wickedly" supporting; openly "demon-god" worshiping or heathenishly disguised but really open "demon-god" "worship" deceptively promoting and "wickedly" supporting; openly "demon" worshiping or heathenishly disguised but really open "demon" "worship" deceptively promoting and "wickedly" supporting; openly "Baal" worshiping or heathenishly disguised but really open "Baal worship" deceptively promoting and "wickedly" supporting; openly "Satan" worshiping or heathenishly disguised but really open "Satan" "worship" deceptively promoting and "wickedly" supporting; historically and heathenishly worshiping and serving "the creature more than the Creator," and still deceptively promoting the same, and still "wickedly" supporting the same; heathenishly disguised but really open "worship they know not what" deceptively promoting and "wickedly" supporting; "Easter" deceptively promoting and "wickedly" supporting, or openly "heathen" "old trick of Satan" deceptively promoting and "wickedly" supporting, or openly "heathen" "old trick" of the idolatrous and "heathen" "god of this world" deceptively promoting and "wickedly" supporting; deceptively and openly sinning in many ways, and thus in all ways [James 2:10]; deceptively impenitent; openly "guilty" before the Lord God and thus openly "guilty" before the Lord God's TRUE followers, and therefore soon to receive "punishment" unto eternal death or unto the second death by the offended Lord God [ST May 27, 1903, or 4ST 420; KC 106:2]; openly "apostate" and TRAITOROUS to the "cause of God;" open "spiritual adultery" against God or open "idolatry" deceptively promoting and "wickedly" supporting; and thus open "covetousness" or open "idolatry" deceptively promoting and "wickedly" supporting; and thus the open "falsehood of idolatry" or an openly idolatrous "false witness" deceptively promoting and "wickedly" supporting; and thus literally classic, highly visible, and open "idolatry" with "PROHIBITED" pictures, statues, so-called similitudes, "material" representations, and/or "images" "made to represent Jehovah" deceptively promoting and "wickedly" supporting, and also the open "idolatry" of a great number of openly "heathen" "gods" and/or "idols of opinion" deceptively promoting and "wickedly" supporting; and also open Sunday-keeping deceptively promoting and "wickedly" supporting, or a "Satanic" and counterfeit sabbath and "man-made institution" of open "heathenism" deceptively promoting and "wickedly" supporting; and, thus, again, mutually-recognized, openly "heathen," and highly visible "gods" and/or "idols" deceptively promoting and "wickedly" supporting; and/or thus a heathenishly-and-mutually-recognized, "PROHIBITED," and "dead" picture, statute, so-called "similitude," "material representation," and/or "image" mutually-recognized and heathenishly "made" of some type of "dead" and "material objects," mutually-recognized and heathenishly "made" to allegedly be a TRUE "representation" of each One of the "living" "Godhead," and thus also mutually-recognized and heathenishly "made" to unknowingly or knowingly "spread" open "idolatry" "like a plague throughout the land," and, thus, again, mutual and open "heathenism" deceptively promoting and "wickedly" supporting; and thus openly "heathen" and open murder deceptively promoting and "wickedly" supporting, or the openly murderous practice of heathenishly crucifying the "Son of God afresh" over and over again deceptively promoting and "wickedly" supporting, and openly "heathen" and open murder deceptively promoting, or the historically "heathen" practice of engaging in "human sacrifices" to "fire" deceptively promoting and "wickedly" supporting, even sacrificing men, women, and children to "fire," even to the "lake which burneth with fire and brimstone," rather than admit and genuinely "repent" of their historical and open "heathenism," or rather than admit and genuinely "repent" of their historical and open "idolatry," and of idolatry's many other directly-related and openly "heathen" "sins;" and therefore openly "heathen;" openly "heathen" "form of godliness" deceptively promoting and "wickedly" supporting; "cold;" and "infidel" Babylonians, from without, in an openly "heathen" "guise," and thus in a spiritually discernible "guise," and yet in a deceptively "professing" "Christian" "guise" in these "latter times;" and

(2.) Satan's "great mass" of historical; even more eternal-life-threatening; "MODERN, COUNTERFEIT SANCTIFICATION," which has its origin in heathenishly open "will-worship" rather than being in submission to the "will of God," even more deceptively promoting and even more "wickedly" supporting; openly "will" worshiping or heathenishly disguised but really open "will-worship" even more deceptively promoting and even more "wickedly" supporting; openly self worshiping, or openly "vain" worshiping, or openly "teaching for doctrines the commandments of men," or heathenishly disguised but really open "vain worship" even more deceptively promoting and even more "wickedly" supporting; openly worshiping "heathen deities" or heathenishly disguised but really open "worship of heathen deities" even more deceptively promoting and even more "wickedly" supporting; openly "gods" worshiping and/or openly "idols" worshiping, or heathenishly disguised but really open "gods" "worship" and/or open "idols" "worship" even more deceptively promoting and even more "wickedly" supporting; openly "demon-god" worshiping or heathenishly disguised but really open "demon-god" "worship" even more deceptively promoting and even more "wickedly" supporting; openly "demon" worshiping or heathenishly disguised but really open "demon" "worship" even more deceptively promoting and even more "wickedly" supporting; openly "Baal" worshiping or heathenishly disguised but really open "Baal worship" even more deceptively promoting and even more "wickedly" supporting; openly "Satan" worshiping or heathenishly disguised but really open "Satan" "worship" even more deceptively promoting and even more "wickedly" supporting; historically and heathenishly worshiping and serving "the creature more than the Creator," and still even more deceptively promoting the same, and still even more "wickedly" supporting the same; heathenishly disguised but really open "worship they know not what" even more deceptively promoting and even more "wickedly" supporting; "Satan"-"serving;" "Satan"-allied; "Satan"-"led;" "Satan"-educated; "Satan"-"aiding," or "enemy"-"aiding," or "lukewarm;" "Easter" even more deceptively promoting and even more "wickedly" supporting, or openly "heathen" "old trick of Satan"even more deceptively promoting and even more "wickedly" supporting, or openly "heathen" "old trick" of the idolatrous and "heathen" "god of this world" even more deceptively promoting and even more "wickedly" supporting; even more deceptively and openly sinning in many ways, and thus in all ways [James 2:10]; even more deceptively impenitent; even more openly "guilty" before the Lord God and thus even more openly "guilty" before the Lord God's TRUE followers, and therefore soon to receive comparatively even greater "punishment" unto eternal death or unto the second death by the offended Lord God [ST May 27, 1903, or 4ST 420; KC 106:2]; openly "apostate" and even more TRAITOROUS to the "cause of God;" "double-minded;" open "spiritual adultery" against God or open "idolatry" even more deceptively promoting and even more "wickedly" supporting; and thus open "covetousness" or open "idolatry" even more deceptively promoting and even more "wickedly" supporting; and thus the open "falsehood of idolatry" or an openly idolatrous "false witness" even more deceptively promoting and even more "wickedly" supporting; and thus literally classic, highly visible, and open "idolatry" with "PROHIBITED" pictures, statues, so-called similitudes, "material" representations, and/or "images" "made to represent Jehovah" even more deceptively promoting and even more "wickedly" supporting, and also the open "idolatry" of even a greater number of openly "heathen" "gods" and/or "idols of opinion" even more deceptively promoting and even more "wickedly" supporting; and thus also open "Sabbath" polluting even more deceptively promoting and even more "wickedly" supporting, or yet another "Satanic" and counterfeit sabbath and "man-made institution" of open "heathenism" even more deceptively promoting and even more "wickedly" supporting; and, thus, again, mutually-recognized, openly "heathen," and highly visible "gods" and/or "idols" even more deceptively promoting and "wickedly" supporting; and/or thus a heathenishly-and-mutually recognized, "PROHIBITED," and "dead" picture, statute, so-called "similitude," "material representation," and/or "image" mutually-recognized and heathenishly "made" of some type of "dead" and "material objects," mutually-recognized and heathenishly "made" to allegedly be a TRUE "representation" of each One of the "living" "Godhead," and thus also mutually recognized and heathenishly "made" to unknowingly or knowingly "spread" open "idolatry" "like a plague throughout the land," and, thus, again, mutual and open "heathenism" even more deceptively promoting and even more "wickedly" supporting; and thus openly "heathen" and open murder even more deceptively promoting and even more "wickedly" supporting, or the openly murderous practice of heathenishly crucifying the "Son of God afresh" over and over again even more deceptively promoting and even more "wickedly" supporting, and openly "heathen" and open murder even more deceptively promoting and even more "wickedly" supporting, or the historically "heathen" practice of engaging in "human sacrifices" to "fire" even more deceptively promoting and even more "wickedly" supporting, even sacrificing men, women, and children to "fire," even to the "lake which burneth with fire and brimstone," rather than admit and genuinely "repent" of their historical and open "heathenism," or rather than admit and genuinely "repent" of their historical and open "idolatry," and of idolatry's many other directly-related and openly "heathen" "sins;" and therefore openly "heathen;" openly "heathen" "form of godliness" even more deceptively promoting and even more "wickedly" supporting; "lukewarm;" and "worse than infidels" "Laodiceans," from within, who even right now and still "IN THE DAY OF GOD" pass off their vastly historical, "wickedly" hoary with age and history, historically reoccurring, hypnotizing, or beguiling "PRETENSE," "strong delusion," and "Satanic delusion" in an openly "heathen" "guise," and thus in a spiritually discernible "guise," and yet in a comparatively even more deceptive and "professing" "Christian" "guise" and "professing" "Seventh-day Adventist" "guise" in these "latter times;" - - just as all of these openly "heathen" matters have either already been covered in this book and/or are covered right now in the Heaven-sent references listed below at the end of this paragraph; - - just as all of these openly "heathen" matters are also mutually shared and promoted by Satan's deceptive, openly sinning against God, openly "guilty" before God and man, openly Sunday-keeping with open "idolatry," and therefore openly "heathen" Babylonians, from without, and also by Satan's even more deceptive, openly more sinning against God, openly more "guilty" before God and man, openly "Sabbath"-polluting with open "idolatry," and therefore openly "heathen" "Laodiceans," from within; - - just as their mutual, vastly historical, "wickedly" hoary with age and history, historically reoccurring, openly "Judas"-like, openly spiritualistic, and/or openly "heathen" "form of godliness," - - which is the same thing as a spiritually discernible and/or openly "heathen" and thus "wickedly" real "legal religion," - - and/or which is the same thing as a spiritually discernible and/or openly "heathen" and thus "loveless, Christless religion," - - and/or which is the same thing as a spiritually discernible and/or openly "heathen" and thus "wickedly" real "religion of the Pharisees" for the "perilous times" of these "LAST days" - - is all covered right now in the Heaven-sent references listed below at the end of this paragraph; - - and, therefore, just as all of these listed and salvation-related matters, and many more such matters have either already been covered in this book and/or are covered right now with even more salvation-related matters added from Your sure and lovingly provided Word in John 4:23-24 [DA 189:3; John 4:23-24; James 2:10; 1 Corinthians 10:14 15; James 2:10; John 8:44; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 1888 GC 386:4-387:1; DA 280:1; 1 Chronicles 16:26; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; 1BC 1108:1:1, or MS 58, 1900; Exodus 20:16; 5T 83:3-84:1, 171:2-3, 173:4-174:1, written in 1882; 1888 GC 386:4-387:1; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4; DA 258:1; 1 Chronicles 16:35; DA 540:3; 1 Chronicles 16:35; DA 28:1, 29:2, 35:3-36:2, 258:1, 279:2-280:1, 280:3; Revelation 3:9, 14-22; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; TM 16:2; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; Revelation 3:9; Proverbs 12:22; Exodus 20:16; 1BC 1108:1:1, or MS 58, 1900; Exodus 20:16; PP 309:2-3; Ezekiel 13:22; DA 540:3; 16MR 108:1, or Letter 19d, 1892; 7BC 962:2:1, or Letter 66, 1894; 7BC 970:1:2, or Letter 164, 1909; 7BC 970:1:3, or MS 27, 1899; 7BC 970:1:6, or Letter 76, 1900; 7BC 970:1:7, or Letter 121, 1903; AA 248:4-249:1; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; PK 682:2; 7BC 959:2:1, or RH August 20, 1903; TM 16:3-17:1; 7BC 959:2:1, or RH August 20, 1903; John 15:18-21; 7BC 959:2:1, or RH August 20, 1903; 4T 87:2, written in 1876]; PK 682:2; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 7BC 963:2:4-5, or Letter 44, 1903; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4; 1 Chronicles 16:35; PP 336:2; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; 1911 GC 281:2-3 [TM 437:2; 1911 GC 281:2-3; 1915 GW 391:1-392:3, 392:4-393:1, 394:2; 1911 GC 281:2-3; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; Matthew 15:9; 1T 296:2-297:2; Matthew 15:9; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; PP 305:4-5, 305:6-306:1, 336:2; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; James 2:10 19, 20-26; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; 2 Corinthians 6:14-15, 16-17, 18]; 1 Chronicles 16:26; Exodus 20:3; 1 Chronicles 16:26; 2 Corinthians 6:14-15, 16-17, 18 [1 Chronicles 16:26; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; AA 238:4-239:2; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; PP 336:2; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; 1911 GC 281:2-3; 1 Chronicles 16:26; 1911 GC 281:2-3; 7BC 963:2:4-5, or Letter 44, 1903; ST May 27, 1903, or 4ST 420; KC 106:2; ST May 27, 1903, or 4ST 291; 7BC 963:2:4-5, or Letter 44, 1903; 7BC 970:1:2, or Letter 164, 1909; 7BC 970:1:3, or MS 27, 1899; 7BC 970:1:6, or Letter 76, 1900; 7BC 970:1:7, or Letter 121, 1903; AA 248:4-249:1; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4 (1 Chronicles 16:35; 2 Chronicles 36:14; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST June 2, 1881, or 1ST 231:2:3; 1 Chronicles 16:26; Exodus 20:3; 1 Chronicles 16:26; PK 682:2; 1 Chronicles 16:26; 1T 296:2-297:2; 1 Chronicles 16:26; 1 John 5:21; 1 Chronicles 16:26; Ezekiel 20:15-16; 1 Chronicles 16:26; SD 57, or MS 2, 1893; ST May 19, 1881, or 1ST 227:3:2; SD 57, or MS 2, 1893; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:4; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; Ezekiel 11:12; 20:15-16; 1T 296:2-297:2; Ezekiel 11:12; 20:15-16; 1 Chronicles 16:26; SD 57, or MS 2, 1893; ST May 19, 1881, or 1ST 227:3:2; 1T 296:2-297:2; ST May 19, 1881, or 1ST 227:3:2; 5T 83:3-84:1, 213:3-214:2, written in 1882; ST May 19, 1881, or 1ST 227:3:2; 1SM 31:4-5, 31:6-32:3, 32:4-33:1, 48:4-5; ST May 19, 1881, or 1ST 227:3:2; SD 57, or MS 2, 1893; 1 Chronicles 16:26; PK 682:2; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; PP 688:4-689:1; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; PK 682:2; 7BC 959:2:1, or RH August 20, 1903; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 1888 GC 386:4-387:1; DA 280:1; 1 Chronicles 16:26; Ezekiel 20:15-16; 1 Chronicles 16:26; 5T 83:3-84:1, 171:2-3, 173:4-174:1, written in 1882; 1888 GC 386:4-387:1; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; PP 688:4-689:1; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; John 8:44; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 1888 GC 386:4-387:1; DA 280:1; 1 Chronicles 16:26; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; 1BC 1108:1:1, or MS 58, 1900; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; 5T 83:3-84:1, 171:2-3, 173:4-174:1, written in 1882; 1888 GC 386:4-387:1; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 1888 GC 386:4-387:1; Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia, 1976 edition, on "Easter," pages 405-406, or 10BC 405-406, 1976 edition, on "Easter;" 1888 GC 386:4-387:1; FE 320:4-321:1, or SpTEd 97:2-98:1, written in 1897; 1888 GC 386:4-387:1; 1T 296:2-297:2; 1888 GC 386:4-387:1; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; ST November 7, 1895, or 3ST 251; 2 Timothy 3:1-5, 6-13; ST November 7, 1895, or 3ST 251; AA 557:1-558:1, 558:2, written in 1911; SL 59:3-60:2; DA 295:4-5; SL 59:3-60:2; 5T 690:2-691:1; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 5T 690:2 691:1; SL 59:3-60:2; SpM 1:5, written on October 23, 1850; SL 59:3-60:2; 5BC 1105:2:2, or MS 102, 1897; 5BC 1105:2:2, 1106:1:4-1106:2:1, or MS 102, 1897, and RH January 30, 1900; 7BC 959:2:1, or RH August 20, 1903; 5BC 1106:2:4-1107:1:1, or RH January 30, 1900; Exodus 20:13; James 2:10; John 8:44; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; PK 682:2; 7BC 959:2:1, or RH August 20, 1903; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; PK 682:2; 1 Chronicles 16:26; PK 682:2; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:3-4; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; Daniel 3:18; 5:4, 23b-27; 12:4, 10; Daniel 5:27; 8T 247:2, 249:2, 249:3-250:1; Revelation 3:9, 14-22; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; Revelation 3:9; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; TM 16:2; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 7BC 959:2:1, or RH August 20, 1903; TM 16:3-17:1; 7BC 959:2:1, or RH August 20, 1903; RH August 26, 1890, or 2RH 421:2:1; 7BC 959:2:1, or RH August 20, 1903; John 15:18-21; 7BC 959:2:1, or RH August 20, 1903; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; ST November 7, 1895, or 3ST 251; ST December 5, 1895, or 3ST 257; 1 Chronicles 16:35; 2 Timothy 3:1-5, 6 13; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:3-4; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST June 2, 1881, or 1ST 231:2:3; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:3-4; 1SM 357:1-2, 357:3-358:1, 406:1; 6T 146:1; 7BC 959:2:1, or RH August 20, 1903; 6T 146:1; Ecclesiastes 3:15; RH April 20, 1897, or 3RH 458:1:3; DA 258:1; KC 153:4; 7BC 959:2:1, or RH August 20, 1903; KC 153:4; DA 258:1; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:3-4; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; DA 258:1; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; DA 28:1, 29:2, 35:3-36:1, 78:4-83:3, 84:1-2, 100:5-101:3, 106:5-107:2, 129:2-131:1, 152:3, 172:2, 189:3, 224:5-225:1, 256:5-258:1, 258:2-4, 278:2-279:1, 279:2-280:1, 280:2, 280:3, 295:4-5, 308:5-309:1, 310:2, 310:5, 397:3-398:4, 490:4, 540:3, 610:1-611:2, 611:3-612:1, 613:2-3, 613:4, 733:1, 737:5 738:1, 738:5-739:3, 741:1-2; DA 258:1; 5BC 1106:2:4-1107:1:1, or RH January 30, 1900; 7BC 959:2:1, or RH August 20, 1903; 5BC 1106:2:4-1107:1:1, or RH January 30, 1900; Exodus 20:13; James 2:10; John 8:44; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:1, 3-4; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; DA 28:1, 29:2, 35:3-36:1; Psalms 135:15-18; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:1, 3-4; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; DA 28:1, 29:2, 35:3-36:1; Psalms 115:2-8; 119:126, 137-138, 142, 172-173; 1 Chronicles 16:26; PK 682:2; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; RH August 19, 1890, or 2RH 419-420; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:1, 3-4; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; 1SAT 17:4, or MS 5, 1885; Matthew 15:9; Mark 7:7-8a; 5T 707:2; Mark 7:7-8a; Matthew 15:9; 1T 296:2-297:2; Matthew 15:9; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; PP 305:4-5, 305:6-306:1, 336:2; 1 Corinthians 10:14 15; 1 Chronicles 16:26; PK 682:2; 1 Chronicles 16:26; PK 682:2; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; PK 682:2; 1 Chronicles 16:26; Exodus 20:3; PP 305:4-5; Exodus 30:3; 2SAT 181:7, or MS 126, December 10, 1901; Exodus 20:3; PP 305:4-5; Exodus 20:3; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:1, 3-4; 1SM 357:1-2, 357:3-358:1, or RH July 23, 1889; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 6BC 1106:1:2, or RH August 25, 1885; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 3T 255:1; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; ST November 7, 1895, or 3ST 251; ST December 5, 1895, or 3ST 257; 1 Chronicles 16:35; 2 Timothy 3:1-5, 6-13; 1 Chronicles 16:35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:3-4; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 4T 376:4-377:1, 377:2; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; PK 682:2; 7BC 959:2:1, or RH August 20, 1903; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 5T 83:2, 83:3-84:1, 87:2, 137:4, 141:4, 142:1 143:3, 171:2-3, 172:3, 173:4-174:1, 209:4-210:1, 210:2, 210:3-4, 211:1, 211:2-213:2, 213:3 214:2, 216:2, written in 1882; 7BC 959:2:1, or RH August 20, 1903; 5T 216:2, written in 1882; 1T 296:2-297:2; 5T 216:2, written in 1882; PH086:6:3, written in 1898; 5T 216:2, written in 1882; 7BC 959:2:1, or RH August 20, 1903; RH July 13, 1897, or 3RH 481:2:4; 7BC 959:2:1, or RH August 20, 1903; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:1, 3-4; 1SM 357:1-2, 357:3-358:1, or RH July 23, 1889; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 6BC 1106:1:2, or RH August 25, 1885; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 3T 255:1; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 4SP 337:1 339:3, 340:1-2; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; ST May 9, 1906, or 4ST 420; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; PP 686:2; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; ST May 9, 1906, or 4ST 420; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:1, 3-4; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; PK 682:2; 7BC 959:2:1, or RH August 20, 1903; ST September 3, 1894, or 3ST 145:2:2; 7BC 959:2:1, or RH August 20, 1903; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 3T 255:1; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 1888 GC 44:3-45:1, 45:2-3, 46:1, 386:4-387:1, 387:4-388:1, 443:4-444:1, 463:2, 463:3-4, 464:1-2, 478:4, 551:1-557:1, 557:2-558:1, 558:2-3, 588:3, 588:3, 588:4-589:1, 589:2; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; PK 682:2; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:1, 3-4; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; Daniel 3:18; 5:4, 23b-27; 12:4, 10; Daniel 5:27; 8T 247:2, 249:2, 249:3-250:1; Revelation 3:9, 14-22; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; John 8:44; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; TM 16:2; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; Revelation 3:9; Proverbs 12:22; Exodus 20:16; 1BC 1108:1:1, or MS 58, 1900; Exodus 20:16; PP 309:2-3; Ezekiel 13:22; Revelation 3:9, 14-22; 12:17; 14:6-7, 8, 9-12; 19:10; 21:7-8, 9-10, 27; 22:14-15; Revelation 3:9; Proverbs 12:22; Exodus 20:16; 1BC 1108:1:1, or MS 58, 1900; Exodus 20:16; PP 309:2-3; DA 540:3; Ezekiel 13:22; Revelation 3:9; Exodus 20:16; 1BC 1108:1:1, or MS 58, 1900; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; 1BC 1108:1:1, or MS 58, 1900; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; James 2:10; Exodus 20:13; James 2:10; John 8:44; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; PK 682:2; 7BC 959:2:1, or RH August 20, 1903; 5BC 1106:2:4-1107:1:1, or RH January 30, 1900; Exodus 20:13; James 2:10; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; ST May 6, 1880, or 1ST 154:2:12, 15; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; AA 238:4-239:2; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:1, 3-4; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; John 8:44; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:1, 3-4; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; COL 18:3; Romans 1:21-23, 24-32; Deuteronomy 4:12-16, 17-18; 6:14; Romans 1:21-23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32; COL 18:3; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:1, 3-4; AA 238:4-239:2; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; 1BC 1108:1:1, or MS 58, 1900; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; 1T 296:2-297:2; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; Acts 17:16, 29-31; 2SAT 184:6, or 4BC 1145:1:7, or MS 126, December 10, 1901; 5T 295:3; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; 5T 295:3; 2SAT 184:6, or 4BC 1145:1:7, or MS 126, December 10, 1901; 7BC 970:1:7, or Letter 121, 1903; 2SAT 184:6, or 4BC 1145:1:7, or MS 126, December 10, 1901; 5T 295:3; 2SAT 184:6, or 4BC 1145:1:7, or MS 126, December 10, 1901; PK 153:2:6-7; 2SAT 184:6, or 4BC 1145:1:7, or MS 126, December 10, 1901; Acts 17:16, 29-31; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; AA 238:4-239:2; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:1, 3-4; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; AA 233:5-235:1, 237:2; Proverbs 21:16; Amos 3:3; 5T 705:3; Amos 3:3; Proverbs 21:16; Acts 17:16, 29-31; Proverbs 21:16; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:1, 4; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; PP 684:1, 684:2, 684:3, 684:4-685:1, 685:2--686:2; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; ST May 9, 1906, or 4ST 420; 4T 87:2, written in 1876; ST August 2, 1899, or 4ST 50:1:1, 3-4; 1 Chronicles 16:26, 35; AA 233:5-235:1, 237:2; Deuteronomy 4:12-16, 17-18; 6:14; 27:15; AA 237:2; Habakkuk 1:5; 2:18-19; 1911 GC 555:2, 680:1-2; 1 Corinthians 10:14-15; and James 2:10 19, 20-26)].
    Again, we ask that Your will be done individual by individual. Again, we ask that the forever holy and forever sacred Holy Spirit edit this prayer; and, thus, that He make this prayer wholly holy and therefore acceptable to be laid before Your sovereign Throne. In the already forever sacred and forever holy name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, we pray. Amen.

 

 

For a print version of this study in PDF format, click here.
 

EMAIL ME

 

Permission is hereby given to reprint any of these studies and articles provided that they are duplicated in their entirety without any change or comment.

Copyright 2003-2010.