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No. 1 Mt. Carmel
1936 Waco, Texas
Interest Of The S.D.A. Denomination
IS FINE BUT SEEING IS BETTER
of our people whose hearts are in the cause of Present Truth desire to know a
little more than words can express, we are at this time endeavoring to convey
the news of our building program on Mt. Carmel by the means of the drawings
instead of by words alone.
No. 1 is
our Office building. It is, as all
the rest of our buildings, of frame structure of 8 rooms--5 downstairs and 3
No. 2 is
a 6 room dwelling--4 rooms downstairs and 2 upstairs. This is the building in
which our dear Sister Charboneau died.
No. 3 is
our temporary school and chapel building, the main floor being divided into five
garages of which one is now used for a carpenter shop.
No. 4 is
our warehouse, kitchen and dining room building of which a portion is being used
for living quarters.
these there are two other small buildings and two trailer houses.
more buildings, as previously published, besides getting our road in better
condition which leaves off the state highway #67 at Carmel's entrance #1
(south), making an incline to the top, then turning at the corner of our
warehouse eastward toward entrance #2 to the same highway (#67)--making almost a
perfect "L" of about two miles long which we call "The King's
Highway." Besides these we are
in need of farm implements and a dam in one of the canyons; then we shall be
better able to take care of the pressing needs of our work and people.
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we most sincerely appeal to all our friends of Present Truth to unite with us in
an earnest prayer that the Lord will bless this needy work and that we be
earnestly preparing the way to let Him fully take the reins in His own hands
("Testimonies to Ministers," 300), so that the message may prosper and
His people be saved and sealed, that all who are interested in their soul's
salvation and in the salvation of their own brethren respond to this most
blessed privilege of having a part in this glorious work in the closing scenes
of earth's history under sin, and in the establishment of this eternal
government of peace and righteousness!
work that is done under the ministration of the Holy Spirit, out of love for God
and for humanity, will bear the divine signature, and will make its impression
on human minds...
Lord calls upon our young people to enter our schools, and quickly fit
themselves for service...
will call men from the plow and from other occupations, to give the last note of
warning, to perishing souls. There
are many ways in which to work for the Master, and the great Teacher will open
the understanding of these workers, enabling them to see wondrous things in His
word."--"Testimonies for the Church," p. 170.
OBJECT OF OUR CAMP
inquiries and reports from far and near bear the evidence that most of our
people do not fully understand the purpose and the character of the work for
which Mt. Carmel Center is being developed.
Therefore, we wish to further explain.
object and the first cause for this project is to fulfill the commission
according to Ezek. 4:2, "Lay siege against it, and build a fort against it,
and cast a mount against it; set the camp also against it, and set battering
rams against it round about." That
is, build a temporary place (camp) where you can train workers (battering rams,
margin--leaders) who can go and boldly face the situation, for which cause
"I have made thy face strong....As an adament harder than flint have I made
thy forehead; fear them not, neither be dismayed at their looks, though they be
a rebellious house." (Ezek.
this camp is to fulfill Isaiah 58:7-10, 12: "to deal thy bread to the
hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house?
when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not
thyself from thine own flesh? Then
shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth
speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the Lord
shall be thy rereward. Then shalt
thou call, and the Lord shall answer; thou shalt cry, and He shall say, Here I
am....And if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted
soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as the
noonday; and they that
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of thee," i.e., those who are with heart and soul with you in this work
"shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of
many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The
restorer of paths to dwell in."
outside of these two classes--the workers for training and the worthy poor who
need our help--should be out in the field, doing what they can to bring the
light of truth to our brothers and sisters throughout the world which is to
place the seal of God in our foreheads so that we can escape from the slain of
the Lord (Isa. 66:16), and then be sent to a11 nations to bring the second
fruits to the house of the Lord (verses 19, 20) and then shall the end come.
Mt. Carmel is not for S.D.A.'s to colonize as they have done elsewhere in times
past, but it is to stir them up to a realization that they need to spread
everywhere like ants to awaken the church and the world.
sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of
the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil. (Eccl. 8:11.)
our people are so deeply asleep, and so greatly stupefied that it seems there is
nothing that can fully awaken them from the "Laodicean sad deception."
They study the message and admit it to be the truth for this time,
rejoice in it and speak it to others, but they do not catch on the points which
reprove their own personal sins and carelessness, by which they break both the
moral and the physical laws of God.
restudy the whole message--the two volumes of "The Shepherd's Rod,"
the tracts, and the Code, and try to find out wherein you yourselves are not
walking in its blazing light. Then
correct the errors at once if you expect to obtain the promises of God.
Do not neglect your only duty which should "engross the whole mind,
the whole attention" and fit you for His eternal kingdom.
our people are sick because they have not as yet learned how to live.
Correct your habits. "Cast
away from you all your transgressions, whereby ye have transgressed; and make
you a new heart and a new spirit: for why will ye die, O house of Israel? For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith
the Lord God: wherefore turn yourselves, and live ye."
(Ezek. 18:31, 32.)
not understand all there is about it, but that would not excuse you from doing
faithfully the little things which you already perfectly know.
Start with the A B C's in the science of reform as you would in a grade
school, gradually climbing up the ladder of perfection as you would from the
first grade up to a course in a. university.
As you are unable to understand in the schools of the world the higher
grades ahead of the lower, so you will never learn all the science in physiology
or the mysteries in the laws of God from its heights down or all at once.
Moreover, if you are not willing to do correctly the little things in
life, what will it compel you to agonize in prayer for the power you need to
accomplish the great thing?
can successfully be promoted to a higher position until he proves true and
proficient in a lower place. Says
the apostle Paul: "Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do,
do all to the glory of God." That
is, no one can in a haphazard manner do the necessary things of life and yet
stand innocent before the Lord. His
command is: "Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in
heaven is perfect." (Matt.
thanks for 'The Symbolic Codes.' I've
read them all, and re-read many. They
fanned anew my strong desire to help in the Lord's work. I have often felt downcast because the way seemed closed to
all but to those of the highest education.
thought every Adventist believed in Sister White's writings,
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Symbolic Code has opened my eyes. I
knew many were reckless and did not stand true to principle, but I never thought
that this evil course was due to unbelief.
I'm glad The Shepherd's Rod came. I
People in the Faith:
have been and still are looking into and studying the message.
We are more and more convinced it is a timely message for the S.D.A.
our church leaders voted out Brother G's membership for no other reason than his
faith in this added light to the Third Angel's Message and as they justified
themselves while going contrary to divine authority, it is enough to convince
any one that our brethren have turned their backs 'against Christ their
Leader.'" ("Testimonies for the Church," Vol. 5, p. 217.)
Brethren in Christ:
can not express my joy and delight and appreciation for the good work of The
Shepherd's Rod. I am convinced that
it spells lost or saved to any one who ever reads it. It certainly is the last message for our people (the
Seventh-day Adventist) to awaken them to a realization of their own condition.
Oh, may the Lord help us to study this light more and fully accept it by
His grace and by faith. I love it and may His blessings abide with you and all who
study it. It is what we have needed
for a long time and may I add this? If
you need money for support call on me and what little I can give, by His grace,
I shall be glad to help."
the providence of the Lord, I came to Denver about one year ago, and was thus
placed in contact with the message of The Shepherd's Rod.
I am thankful for this precious light and for the glorious truth that I
am learning, and for the increased knowledge on health reform.
I have not taken a dose of medicine since accepting this precious
message, while before that time I was nothing less than a medicine fiend.
am attending every meeting that I possibly can and my prayer is that my faith
may grow stronger, and that the Lord will bless me with health that I, too, may
help proclaim this wonderful truth.
that God's people might open their eyes and receive the great blessings He is
waiting to bestow upon them."
I am so
happy to be able to see the truth for this time, and while I have been asleep, I
have never rejected light and I thank the Lord for The Shepherd's Rod.
I am a better S.D.A. because of it, and I am determined to go all the way
with the truth in The Shepherd's Rod. I
enjoy the studies and I think it is terrible to know that the leaders have gone
as far as they have, and that they are still leading our people into darkness.
I can't tell you how happy I am to be called a Shepherd's Rod
FROM ACROSS THE OCEAN
received the lovely tract of Ezekiel's Prophecy.
It was a very pleasant and interesting one and of much value to me.
I will close my office door this morning and remain inside by myself so
that I can more carefully study this wonderful explanation of Ezekiel's pro-
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days ago a company of eleven, including three of us in the family, gathered at
which time we were reading some of the interesting points in The Symbolic Code
and selected quotations from Sister White's writings. We were especially interested in the statements found in
"Early Writings," pp. 269-272 and 277, and "Testimonies to
Ministers," p. 469, in reference to the shaking...afterwhich I had to bring
in The Shepherd's Rod, giving them the whole history of it.
Those who were present in the company passed a resolution for praying and
fasting in behalf of our church members who were absent that they may see this
wonderful light and believe this message and the writings of the Spirit of
Prophecy. We decided to set aside
for prayer and fasting the last Sabbath of each month, and we most sincerely
request that you brethren who are a part of this reformatory movement remember
us at these set dates.
"If the church is to be purified before the close of probation and
remain pure without any sinners in it, what are you going to do with the
statement in "Early Writings," p. 71 where it says: some 'will come up
to the time of the falling of the plagues, and see that they needed to be hewed
and squared for the building'?"
Though "Early Writings," p. 71 implies that sinners will remain
in the church until after the close of probation, there are other statements
which bear the evidence, not by implications but by positive words, that God
will have a people as a church "pure and true."
See "The Great Controversy," p. 425; "Prophets and
Kings," p. 725; "Testimonies for the Church," Vol. 5, p. 80; Isa.
52:1, 2, etc.; then read the December Code, pp. 7-10.
plenty of proof to show that the church will be purified, and as these proofs
are as authentic as "Early Writings," p. 71 we need not discard all of
these as useless while holding fast to what the statement of "Early
Writings" may seem to imply as the basis upon which to reject the warning
God has sent, but rather harmonize "Early Writings" with all the rest
of inspired revelation.
who are willing to risk all on the ground of one inspired statement and
disregard another in order to carry out certain cherished ideas of their own,
are doing it on the same basis as those who entertain the idea of the conscious
state of the dead, the eternal torment of the wicked, the baptism by sprinkling,
the Sunday observance for the Sabbath, the condition of the millennium, etc.
Therefore, if these popular teachers who strain at a gnat and swallow a
camel in order to propagate their false doctrines are serving the devil, then
those who would reject the message of the purification of the church on the face
of a greater evidence than the idea of an impure church are also serving the
devil, for they are rejecting it on the same condition as these popular teachers
of cherished fables are rejecting the truth of the above mentioned doctrines.
never try to establish an idea on the basis of agreeing with one passage of
Scripture while disagreeing with another, for such a conclusion is as sure to be
erroneous as if one should conclude that when the sun sets in the evening, it
will never arise in the morning. The
student of truth should harmonize "Early Writings" with the references
found on pages 7-10 of the December, 1935 Code.
offer thoughts, which if they do not satisfy every one they will at least give
sufficient evidence that there is another prospective way of maintaining harmony
with the statement found in "Early Writings" and with the purification
of the church besides the idea of an impure church.
First of all, "Early Writings" does not claim that those who
"refuse to be hewed by the prophets" were members of the church.
Neither do the words "will come up to the time of the falling of the
plagues" prove that these plagues are the "seven last plagues,"
for there must be other plagues before the seven, so to make them "the
seven last," otherwise they cannot be the last."
are three before the seven last. See
Revelation 9:20, also
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tract #5, "The Seven Trumpets," pp. 62-93.
Neither the statement, "'He that is unjust, let him be unjust still:
and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still; and he that is righteous, let
him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still,'" makes
it so, for what is true at the final close of probation is not only true of the
close of probation for the church, but also of any time when any people's
probation closes. The fearful
pronouncement of the final close of probation was also pronounced when Noah
entered into the ark and left the wicked multitude of the antediluvian world to
the mercy of the flood as our modern world will be when left to perish in the
Writings" was written at the beginning of the Advent message and not at its
close. Therefore, as the
purification of the church was not revealed at that time, the danger foretold on
page 71 and the counsel given therein could not possibly be stated another way
and yet, those concerned, grasp the meaning than to forewarn them of the
consequence by those facts which they already understood; that is, if it had
been stated in the same manner as we understand it now, the Lord would have had
to give them at that time the message we are receiving now or else they would
have had no idea of the ultimate results of their spiritual condition.
those who refuse further light on any subject are as bad off as the accusing
Jews in Christ's day, and as the rebellious against the messages during the
reformation's long period of time. Moreover,
the admonition found in "Early Writings," p. 71 and elsewhere, was
primarily written to instruct those who lived at that time; secondly for those
who live now; and thirdly for those after the purification of the church.
Therefore, though those unrepentant sinners who are now in the church may
never see the seven last plagues, as those who lived at the time "Early
Writings" was written, those who will have a chance to be squared for the
building in the time of the Loud Cry of the Third Angel's Message and to join
the church but who put off the hewing process, shall come to the time of the
seven last plagues, and thus the questioner's desired idea of the statement may
in this way meet its perfect fulfillment.
should doubt the possibility of the above, they can as well contend that Sister
White was all wrong, for the fact that those to whom the admonition was then
written are already dead without coming to the falling of the plagues.
who are determined to have everything stated as they like to have it, if they
were living at the time of the apostles, and if they preferred to take their
stand with the wicked Jews rather than to bear reproach on the side of the hated
apostles, they would have excused themselves from the blessings of the Gospel of
Christ and found an open door to get out by accusing The Acts of the Apostles
1:18 as contradicting the Gospel according to Matthew 27:5, for Matthew claims
that Judas "cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and
went and hanged himself," whereas, The Acts say: "Now this man
purchased a field with the reward of iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst
asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out."
Spirit of Prophecy: "The remnant that purify their souls by obeying the
truth gather strength from the trying process, exhibiting the beauty of holiness
amid the surrounding apostasy...The great issue so near at hand will weed out
those whom God has not appointed, and He will have a pure, true, sanctified
ministry prepared for the latter rain."
angel is to place a mark upon the forehead of all who are separated from sin and
sinners, and the destroying angel will follow, to slay utterly both old and
young." --"Testimonies for the Church," Vol. 5, P. 505.
above quotation needs no interpretation as does "Early Writings," p.
71. It is definite that, before
God's people receive the seal they must separate themselves from sin and
sinners, whereas the opponents of The Shepherd's Rod claim that the separation
takes place after the sealing is completed--after the close of probation.
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husband's letter I am enclosing several questions which I would like to have you
you use the tithe for buying property and yet be in harmony with what Sr. White
has written in "Testimonies for the Church," Vol. 9, pp. 247-252
regarding its use? If she is right
you certainly are wrong.
We are happy to publicly answer this question and thank this sister for
her sincere endeavor to keep us straight with our God.
We are also glad that she desires to be in perfect harmony with Sr.
White's writings and that she is complying with the instruction found in the
pages to which she is calling our attention and from which we quote:
your complaint, plainly and openly, in the right spirit, to the proper ones.
Send in your petitions for things to be adjusted and set in order; but do
not withdraw from the work of God, and prove unfaithful, because others are not
doing right." (9T 249.)
aim in life is to be true to the Word of God--the Bible and the Spirit of
Prophecy--faithful in our duties and a blessing to His people--we have no other
plans. Therefore, we take the
liberty of perusing the pages to which our attention is called with intention to
comply strictly with the instruction found therein.
readers of the Code will plainly see by studying the pages above referred to
that the instruction therein is for those who have tithe to pay and that they
should not decide for themselves what should be done with it and to whom it
should be paid, but that they must strictly comply with God's requirements as
she says: "Some have been dissatisfied, and have said, 'I will not longer
pay my tithe; for I have no confidence in the way things are managed at the
heart of the work.' But will you
rob God because you think the management of the work is not right?" (Id.
whether our management of the tithe be right or wrong, after the tithe has been
turned to the "storehouse," the tithe payers have done their duty and
stand blameless before God, whereas the stewards of God's "storehouse"
alone from that time on bear its responsibility.
This is the sum of the contents in the pages to which our attention has
been called, other than to say, that the tithe should be used in the Lord's work
and not for any secular purposes.
if we have appropriated the tithe in any secular lines, whether it be for buying
land, houses, or for any other enterprise, then we, as stewards of God's
"storehouse," are guilty and stand to be reproved on the charges of
mismanagement, but if we are using the Lord's money wisely for the advancement
of His cause, whether it be invested in land, in literature, or for labor, etc.,
we have not sinned.
tithe belongs to the servants of God--to the ministers in His sacred service.
Now, the question is, What should God's servants do with it?
One may say, They are to preach the Gospel with it.
True, but dollars in themselves cannot preach anything except they be
spent for the things required in connection with the Gospel.
Consequently, we are brought face to face with the question as to what
things are required to carry on this all important work.
We as S.D.A.'s, as a rule, have been educated that the tithe is supposed
to pay the ministers' salaries which they spend for board and room, clothes and
shoes, travelling expenses, etc., and there we stop, overlooking the fact that
the ministers, as the laity, are required to pay tithe from the tithe (Num.
18:26-28), offering and charity funds. This
is what we have done.
there is a need of a certain project, as the one that has been launched (for the
building of the "camp") on Mt. Carmel, and the laity can not furnish
the necessary funds for its completion, while the ministry can, but as they have
no other income besides the tithe, should they for this reason lavish their
abundant supply of tithe upon themselves for extras while neglecting to carry
out the plans for the greatly needed project in the work of God just because if
they give of their means they would have to take it from the tithe?
that if the tithe is the Lord's, and if it is to be used only for the
advancement of the Gospel, then the ministers of the Gospel must spare nothing
for its advancement, whether it takes their
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their tithe. If they could not use
the tithe in any other way but to feed themselves, then the tithe would be no
longer the Lord's for the advancement of His cause, but rather only to supply
the temporal needs of those who are supposed to be engaged in the Gospel.
Such a program would be the means of making the Gospel ministry the most
selfish set of religious people in the world--like the priest and the Levite who
passed by the wounded man whom thieves had left half dead by the side of the
road. (Lu. 10:31, 32.)
invested the Lord's money on nothing secular, and could not, for the fact that
our only business is the Lord's business. The
tract of land and the building program of Mt. Carmel is not a secular one; it is
in the plan of God. See Ezekiel
4:2. Moreover, as it is to be used
for the benefit of the ministers as well as for the benefit of the laity, and as
the ministers must by the tithe pay their own rent or build their own houses in
which to live, if we use no tithe at all for this requisite center of influence,
then the ministers, by not contributing toward its completion, would have no
right of their own on this hill which is to proclaim the "coming of the
great and dreadful day of the Lord," and if any of them should come to live
here for any length of time they would be intruding on the laity.
any other plan than the one we are following for the disposition of the means
God has intrusted us with would be retarding the work of the sealing message,
cruel to the laity, detrimental to our Christian characters, and make us act
like parasites--as those whom God rebukes by the following sharp words:
"Yea, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough, and they are
shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to their own way, everyone for
his gain, from his quarter." (Isa.
56:11.) See tract #4, "The
Latest News for Mother," pp. 80-84; Code #14 (August), pp. 2-7; Code #16
(October), pp. 4, 5; Code #14 (August), p. 9.
sure that the enemies of The Shepherd's Rod have put this question in this
sister's mind, for the devil's chief business is to accuse by making the white
look black and the black look white; he never tells the truth. Therefore, we are not surprised at his tricks and we stand
ready to meet him on his own ground. Had
we made no such disposition of the tithe he would have accused us for hoarding
it, but we thank God for leading us into all truth and thus defeating the
adversary every time he opens his dragon-like mouth.
Does Brother Houteff have any light on who the "king of the
north" or the "king of the south" represent?
The answer to the above question is found in "A Word to the Little
Flock," one of the earliest S.D.A. publications, in which Sister White
says: "I saw all that 'would not receive the mark of the Beast, and of his
Image, in their foreheads or in their hands, could not buy or sell.
I saw that the number (666) of the Image Beast was made up'."--p.
19. "Michael is to stand up at
the time that the last power in chap. 11, comes to his end, and none to help
him. This power...is brought to
view in Rev. 13:11-18. His number
is 666."--pp. 8, 9.
above explains that the two-horned beast is the one to whom the number 666
belongs; and that this beast, of "Revelation 13:11-18," and the
"King of the North" of Daniel 11:45, are the same power. Therefore, the nation represented by this particular beast,
and the "King of the North," or the "man" who is to be the
head--king--of that nation in the time when this "image beast" (the
two-horned) enforces the worship of "his image," whose image is
nothing less than the thing he made, are to make a likeness of the religio-political
system of the "beast before him" (the leopard-like of Revelation
13:1-10); that is, a likeness of the papal system in the period before the
leopard-like beast received his deadly wound.
fulfillment of this prophecy is yet future, we cannot now tell who will then be
the head (king of the north) of this prophetic nation (modern Babylon) that is
symbolized by the two-horned beast.
Is there any way of knowing when or about how long it will be before the
slaying of Ezekiel Nine or actual purification of the S.D.A. church takes place?
We have no idea how long it will be before the sinners from
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midst of us, as a people, are taken away as shown to Ezekiel, but we know that
when the message has reached the church as a body, and every one has decided for
or against it, then the slaughter will immediately take place.
The Shepherd's Rod teaches that the shaking is to be caused by a message
to the church ("Early Writings" 270), but the denomination teaches
that the shaking will be caused by the "Blue Sunday Law."
if the denomination is right, as we believe she is, then The Shepherd's
Rod is certainly wrong on the subject of the shaking.
As The Shepherd's Rod is always put to the highest degree of test to
prove its teaching and the denomination's always unquestionably accepted by her
members, we are compelled to prove the position taken by the Rod, first, by the
Scriptures, second, by the Spirit of Prophecy and third, by common sense.
Bible teaches that the Lord "will search Jerusalem (the church) with
candles, and punish the men that are settled on their lees: that say in their
heart, The Lord will not do good, neither will He do evil"; i.e., they say,
The Lord has left us to defend His interest and the devil his own, whereas the
Lord's answer is, "I will search Jerusalem" not carelessly and in
darkness, but carefully with candles of light. (Zeph. 1:12.)
"I will sift the house of Israel among all nations, like as corn is
sifted in a sieve, yet shall not the least grain fall upon the earth. All
the sinners of My people shall die by the sword, which say, The evil shall not
overtake nor prevent us." (Amos
9:9, 10.) "There shall be as the shaking of an olive tree, and as
the gleaning grapes when the vintage is done.
They shall lift up their voice, they shall sing for the majesty of the
Lord." (Isa. 24:13, 14.)
above scriptures explain that the church after thus being shaken will "sing
for the majesty of the Lord;" that is, the shaking will make the church
what she ought to be." "But
who may abide the day of His coming? and
who shall stand when He appeareth? for
He is like a refiner's fire, and like fullers sope."
(Mal. 3:2.) The following
will answer the question as to what means will the Lord employ in the shaking?
asked the meaning of the shaking I had seen, and was shown that it would be
caused by the straight testimony called forth by the counsel of the True Witness
to the Laodiceans. This will have
its effect upon the heart of the receiver, and will lead him to exalt the
standard and pour forth the straight truth.
Some will not bear this straight testimony.
They will rise up, against it, and this is what will cause a shaking
among God's people." ("Early
Writings," p. 270.)
the mighty sifting soon to take place, we shall be better able to measure the
strength of Israel. The signs
reveal that the time is near when the Lord will manifest that His fan is in His
hand, and He will thoroughly purge His floor."
(Testimonies for the Church," Vol. 5, p. 80.)
both, the Scriptures and the Spirit of Prophecy explain that He Himself will
purify the church, and that when thus purified "the Gentiles shall
see" her "righteousness and all kings" her "glory."
Moreover, Christ in the parable explains that it is Satan's determined
purpose to sow the tares among the wheat. (Matt. 13:38.)
"Blue Sunday Law" is to be enacted by Satan's own will, not by God's,
then such a method to purify the church would not only be contrary to every
inspired statement but also to Satan's determined purpose, for his aim is not to
bring the tares and then pluck them out, but rather to choke out the wheat by
their continued presence. Neither
is his intention to fulfill the prophecies, for that is what he would be doing
if he should enact blue Sunday laws, but rather defeat them.
Therefore, if the church is to be purified by Satan's laws he would be
doing the work which God has assigned to His servants and which He is to do
working for God's and His church's interest or against? If against, he will never do one thing to purify the church
or to fulfill the prophecy.
thing that would compel him to pass blue Sunday laws and
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"to make war with the remnant of her seed" (with those that are left,
Rev. 12:17) is the purity of the church when God by the slaughter weapons of
Ezekiel Nine takes away the tares which received not the mark, and even then
Satan will not enact "blue Sunday laws" until after he has exhausted
every other weapon against the church. Therefore,
as long as the church remains in her present Laodicean condition, there will be
no blue laws or "war" against her, but a bluff only to make her
members believe that they are free from his snares and that he is still trying
to cause them to fall. But the
worst of it all is in that they are sound asleep, which is shown by the fact
that they still think Satan is working terribly hard to fulfill God's word by
trying to pass blue laws and are not aware that he is only playing with them as
a cat with a mouse, and the brethren "to whom the Lord has entrusted the
spiritual interests of the people" ("Testimonies for the Church,"
Vol. 5, p. 211) instead of sounding the alarm to arouse the church are
determined to even silence the voice of the Rod, and thus rocking her to a more
YOUR HEALTH IS AS BAD IN THIS LIFE AS TO
YOUR SOUL IN THE FUTURE LIFE
group of investigators working in one of America's great universities has shown,
first, that caries of the teeth is caused by a germ called bacillus acidophilus
acting on the carbohydrate food particles (sugar and starch) which cling to the
teeth, thus creating an acid which disintegrates the enamel, thus producing a
cavity; second, that the cleaner the teeth are kept the less chance for this
acid-forming germ to begin its destructive work; third, that in some way,
unknown as yet, a properly balanced diet, rich in the necessary mineral salts
and vitimins, decreases the number of these germs and decreases the frequency of
have shown that from 85 to 95 per cent of public school children have active
caries. But in institutions feeding
a plain but adequate diet that is low in sugar only about 5 per cent have active
Journal of the American Medical Association, the leading authority in the
medical field, recently summed up the situation editorially by saying, 'Taken
collectively, these experiments demonstrate that dental caries may be considered
largely a dietary deficiency disease'. And further, 'Results prove that efforts to provide an
improved diet are in the main well rewarded by increased resistence to tooth
present, no specific diets can be formulated.
But to the mother who is eager to help the Dentist as much as possible in
guarding her family against tooth decay the following valuable suggestions are
the children to 'clean their dishes'. Avoid
excessive amounts of sweets, pastries, and desserts as this often causes a
refusal to eat sufficient amounts of other foods. Serve foods "such as all kinds of fruit, tomatoes,
beets, turnips, carrots, radishes, cabbage, lettuce, spinach, celery, whole
grains, nuts and pure vegetable oils "in addition to whatever other foods
are desired" and in harmony with the Lord's instruction.
"They will supply the minerals and vitimins necessary to balance
almost any other food combination and serve as a protective against dietary
deficiences."--"Diet Dentistry Dentifrice," pp. 8, 9.
who would like to do missionary work by the use of Brother Brown's,
"Observations on the 'First Fruits'," may obtain as many copies, free
of charge, as they like by sending their order to the Symbolic Code office.
all who have extended to us their kind expression of heartfelt sympathy in the
death of Sister Charboneau.
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