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#1 Dec 12, 2012
On this forum, as there wer more and more subtle decided attacks against the writings of Ellen G. White, I felt the need to give my personal testimony. I began this testimony on another thread. I did not realize that it would take the turn that it did and some complained that it was not the place for it. So I agreed that it would be better to start a new thread for it. Hope it will be a blessing to some of you. sky :)

I was raised Catholic. Even now after all these years of being an adventist, I now live in a Catholic environment and I can tell you that generally speaking Catholics are very nice and friendly and I would say that the majority are very open minded. They are, for the most part, well educated and they like to keep their surroundings clean. Though born Catholic many of them do not attend church on a regular basis. They go like at Easter or Christmas. Last year I visited with the local priest. Every day I walk by the presbytery. We chatted a bit. I told him I was born in a house that used to be a presbytery and that my mother named me after a Catholic archbishop. I told him about my spiritual quest for truth which began at the age of 21 and which had led me to take theology in a non-Catholic college and that ever after I kept on searching for more light. I left him with a copy of the Desire of Ages. May God bless him as he reads this master piece of religious literature.

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#2 Dec 12, 2012
Before I began showing an interest in the Bible, my search had led me to investigate the teachings of Buddhism. I had become very thirsty and hungry for spiritual light. I began reading a collection of Buddhist books whose author was Lobsang Rampa. How interesting and exciting these books were to me then. I read about the aura, the third eye, astral voyage, and nirvana, etc etc. For a while I seemed to have found the answers to my spiritual quest but that feeling did not last very long especially when I found out what nirvana was all about. It was then that it became crystal clear to me that I would have to continue my search.

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#3 Dec 12, 2012
According to the teachings of Buddhism, one reaches Nirvana, or perfection, or Heaven, after many re-incarnations (one being his or her own judge) and, strangely enough, when one reaches that state, it is said that he/she loses all consciousness as his/hers melts into the universal consciousness, hence the loss of his/her own individuality!

This teaching did not satisfy me. I seemed to hear a still small voice inside of me saying that if there were an after-life there had to be something much better than that!

Later, as I continued my search, I discovered that indeed the Bible had something far better to offer. I was made to understand that at the resurrection I would receive a new body, incorruptible and immortal,(1 Cor.15:42-44; 1 Thess.4:13-18) a glorious body capable of visiting the unmumbered worlds throughout immensity. I also discovered that the Bible spoke of eternal bliss in the presence of the Godhead and the angels who had never sinned and that God would re-create the earth and that He would dwell with man and that the New Jerusalem would be the Capital City of the new earth where everyone of the redeemed would have a mansion built especially for them.(Revelation 21:1-4)

Thats when I realized that the redeemed would certainly not lose their individuality and that they would be able to recognize their loved ones. What a stupendous and exciting discovery this was!

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#4 Dec 12, 2012
So then it became crystal clear to me that Buddhism was not the answer. But in the end, its teachings served to make me more hungry and more thirsty for the truth. But where could I go or turn to to find the truth I so longed for? One day, as I was walking on this busy street of the city I lived in, my attention was drawn to a small piece of paper that was laying on the ground. Believe it or not, as I picked it up, I hoped that it might contain some direction as to what I was supposed to do to find answers. It was a little piece of paper that was neatly folded. I was full of anticipation. When I was done unfolding it, to my utter amazement, I read the following words, the only words that were written on it, and they were hand written:

"If you want to know the truth about Jesus Christ, ask God, nobody else."

I was in shock!

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#5 Dec 12, 2012
I was so taken aback because the whole time I had been earnestly searching, it had never dawned on me that Jesus Christ could have been or be the answer to all my questionings. And that would explain why the thought had never crossed my mind to look into the Bible for answers.

But after reading that hand-written note on that small piece of paper that day, I knew at that very moment that my search was about to take an unexpected turn. I was going to do exactly what the note was telling me to do and I was filled with hope and expectation.

That note made so much sense to me. Why had I not thought about doing that before!! After all, if there was indeed a God who knows everything, if I would talk to Him in secret, He would be able to read my mind and that if I would ask Him to tell me the truth about Jesus Christ, all I needed to know about Him, He could give me the perfect answer and He could make the truth so clear to me that there would be no room for doubt.

And this is exactly what I did. I began asking God, nobody else, to show me the truth about Jesus Christ.

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#6 Dec 12, 2012
So I began and kept asking God, nobody else, to tell me the truth about Jesus Christ. Strangely enough, I did not even think of reading the Bible then. I patiently waited, day after day, to see if and how God would answer my sincere, honest, and desperate request. I kept asking Him every day, especially at bed time, until one day, as I was walking up and down that same busy street, where I had found that little piece of paper, my eyes were drawn to the title of a book that was on display. There were several on display but my eyes were riveted on that particular book and for some reason I was captivated by its title:« The Old Planet Earth.» On the back of the cover I read something about the prophecies of the Bible concerning planet earth and that made me very curious. It was then that I realized that I was standing right in front of the Canadian Bible Society. I had walked by this store so many times before, just about everyday, but I had never paid any attention to it. I had not been interested in anything that had to do with the Bible.

But now, for the first time in my life, I was! Could it be that God had directed me to this particular book as He had directed me to a little piece of paper neatly folded and laying in the dust? I did not waste any time. I walked in and purchased the book and left. I headed back home staring at this enigmatic book with the intention of reading it from cover to cover.

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#7 Dec 12, 2012
So I got home that afternoon feeling like I was about to embark on a totally different life journey with the prospect of new and exciting discoveries especially that for so long I had been spiritually in the dark.(Isaiah 60:2) It was so amazing that I should feel this way even before I started reading the book and the reason was that in my heart of heart I knew that God had heard my cry. In that state of mind I then began reading « The Old Planet Earth.»

To make a long story short, the direct result of having read this book was that I was to start reading the Bible for myself for the first time in my life. I could not wait to begin. So I began with Genesis. One story that really touched me was the story of Joseph in Egypt. Of course I had heard about this story before but I had never read it for myself directly from the Bible. It made such an impact on me that I felt in love with the God of Joseph. I did not realize there and then that I had fallen in love with Jesus Christ but that is what was happening as later I read that Christ was the God of Moses, Abraham, and Jacob.(1 Corinthians 10:1-4)

Of course in time I came across with very difficult passages especially in the Old Testament, but I did not let that distract me. I trusted that the God who had just led me to His book would in due time clarify anything that needed clarification and that He would not disappoint me.

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#8 Dec 12, 2012
I enjoyed reading the Old Testament as much as I enjoyed the New. I remember one winter evening after having spent some time with my best friends, on the way back home, I would write the words « Jesus is alive » on snow banks. But I was far from realizing where my new-found faith would take me in the years to come. With time I learned that truth was progressive and that one little ray of light, if not resisted, prepares for greater light!

Many years later I came across the following words from one who, by then, had become one of my favorite authors:

« The heart that has once tasted the love of Christ, cries out continually for a deeper draft, and as you impart you will receive in richer and more abundant measure. Every revelation of God to the soul increases the capacity to know and to love. The continual cry of the heart is,‘More of Thee,’ and ever the Spirit’s answer is,‘Much more.’» Mount of Blessing,20.

I also came across the following:

"We need to have a personal experience. We need to be converted as did the Jews. If you see a little light, you are not to stand back and say,'I will wait until my brethren have seen it.' If you do, you will go on in darkness. God help us to have a knowledge of the truth, and if you have seen the truth of God, press right to the light and put up the bars behind you. Make not flesh your arm; but have a living experience for yourselves, and then your countenance will shine with the glory of God." Faith & Works,77,78.

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#9 Dec 12, 2012
Once I was done reading the Bible, I decided it was time to pay another visit to the Canadian Bible Society, just a few blocks away from where I lived. For about one whole year, every other week I would buy a different book until I had read about 75 of them, all by evangelical authors, several written by Billy Graham. It was that year that I stopped smoking and drinking. I had read in one of the books quoting the Bible that our bodies were the temple of the Holy Spirit.(1 Corinthians 6:19,20)

I quickly came to the conclusion that by smoking I was defiling the temple of God but every single attempt to stop failed. I realized later that instead of letting God take care of that problem I had been trying to do it all on my own by the power of the will. Hope revived within me when I finally dropped on my knees and said, "Lord, I can’t do this myself. I understand that by smoking I am defiling your temple. Therefore it is not your will that I should be smoking. You alone can deliver me from this unhealthy habit. If You will, you can take the urge to smoke away from me."

I got up from my knees with the feeling that I would never smoke again and, amazingly enough, I did not feel the urge to smoke ever again. It was that easy. Not long after this experience I also quit drinking. To my Redeemer alone be the glory!

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#10 Dec 12, 2012
After the Lord gave me this amazing victory over smoking and drinking my friends were wondering what had happened to me. Of course they started teasing me and so did some members of my family. But that did not phase me out in the least. I knew in whom I had believed and nothing or nobody was going to move me. I still would go out with my best friends, even at the bar, but I refused to drink or smoke. I told them what was happening with me but, of course, they were not really interested in hearing about the Bible. We always got together saturday evenings and stayed up late. I would sleep in the next morning. I had no idea that one of these sunday mornings I would be startled out of my slumbers by an impromptu visitor and that my spiritual journey would then take on a slighty different turn!

By this time I was wishing I could meet with anyone or any group whom I could identify with. One day I walked into this small store on my way home from work. The cashier was a woman about my age, early twenties. On the counter were free tiny little religious booklets. I asked a couple of questions about these booklets. We chatted for a while and at some point in the conversation she asked me if I would be interested in coming to this prayer meeting with her. I accepted without hesitation cause, like I said, by that time I was craving spiritual fellowship. The meeting was held in a large room of a building at a University campus and there were only about 20 people attending. But what a disappointment this meeting was to me! There was a lot of excitement and even shouting all in the name of the Lord but this was not exactly my idea of worship! I thanked my friend for having invited me but I never went back in there again.

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#11 Dec 12, 2012
Close to where I lived was this huge building that looked like a Cathedral. One day, early in the evening, I noticed that people were going in. I decided to follow them in and sat down. Again it was a large room and only a few people were attending. This time it was the total opposite of what I had experienced before. Whereas my first experience at the University had been too loud this time it was way too quiet! I could hardly make out the words the priest was mumbling. At what I thought was an appropriate moment, I quietly walked out of the building somewhat disillusioned. My hope of ever finding anyone with kindred spirits seemed to have faded away that day.

But as you shall see the God who had led me to His Book was not yet done with me!

Back to one of these sunday mornings, while sleeping in, there was a knock on my door. I got up to answer and there was this cousin of one of my best friends who had decided to pay me a visit. While we were chatting at the table I decided to turn the tv on, something I had never done on a sunday morning. In the few minutes that followed I heard words that would dramatically change the course of my spiritual journey. I was glued to the screen listening to every word. The subject: The Second Coming of Christ.

The more I listened to what was being said and quoted from the Bible the more I wanted to know about this subject and to connect with this man or the people or church he represented. Lo and behold at the end of the program there were free brochures advertized.

The next day I sent in a request for these brochures and in no time I received them in the mail. My initial reaction to these brochures was not very good especially that on the front cover of one of them was the picture of what seemed to be the devil holding in his hands the souls of men in the fires of hell! So I put them away for the time being.

But a week or so later I got a phone call. The person at the other end was calling to ask me if I had received the brochures I had asked for. Also I was told that there were two young student missionairies who happened to be visiting from France and if that would interest me, they would be delighted in paying me a visit. I replied by saying that they were welcome to my place and that I too would be delighted to meet with them!

The next day, early in the afternoon, two young ladies knocked on my door. With a welcoming smile, I invited them in. They were smiling as well. And this is how I had my first personal contact with Seventh-day Adventists. I chatted with them for a little while and they seemed to be quite impressed with my personal testimony and before they left they invited me to attend their next prayer meeting the following Wednesday evening.

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#12 Dec 12, 2012
Some time after the prayer meeting I was invited to attend a camp-meeting. I was quite hesitant to say yes at first but at last I agreed to go. On the way to the camp, as we were nearing the location, the sun was setting and I was told that the Sabbath was beginning. I said, What? I had been raised to believe that Sunday was the day of rest, not Saturday starting at sunset on friday until the next sunset!! Though I had never heard this taught from the Bible before, and though it sounded a bit strange to me at first, the conviction settled upon me that this was the truth as I was shown, being clearly stated in Genesis 2:1-3; Exodus 20:10 and Mark 2:27,28.

I was flabbergasted to say the very least of it! There at that camp-meeting I spent my first Sabbath and all week-end the conviction grew that I had been brought in connection with the people of God!
It was there at that camp-meeting that I was introduced to the writings of Ellen G. White. My guide suggested I purchase "The Conflict Series" composed of five books: Patriarchs & Prophets, Prophets & Kings, The Desire of Ages, Acts of the Apostles, and The Great Controversy. Since I did not have enough money to buy the whole series I only purchased two of them, The Great Controversy & Patriarchs & Prophets. I planned to buy the others later.

I couldn't wait to get back home to begin reading these books. You will remember how at the beginning of my search my attention had been drawn to this book and its title "The Old Planet Earth" and how I had lost no time in purchasing it? This time the attraction for these new books and their titles was at least ten times greater!

After reading the first chapter of The Great Controversy dealing with the Destruction of Jerusalem I was convinced that the author had to have been inspired of God! And how much more did this conviction deepen as I read chapter after chapter until the chambers of my mind seemed to be filled with the precious light from above! The Scriptures had suddenly become alive and God’s law had been magnified and made honorable!(Isaiah 42:21).

I couldn’t wait to read the whole series.
The whole time I was reading this book, The Great Controversy, I felt like I was sitting at the Table of the Lord, fed with manna from Heaven!

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#13 Dec 12, 2012
The year was 1975. The pope had declared it to be "the year of faith." To me that year had tryly turned out to be just that! It was that year that I read the Bible from cover to cover and 75 books purchased at the Canadian Bible Society. And it was no later than a year later that the writings of Ellen G. White were introduced to me.

Her writings did not only begin to make the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments alive to me but the more I read them and studied them the more my love for the Scriptures increased!

From studying her writings I learned that the Scriptures were not subject to any private interpretation (2 Peter 1:20) and that the key to understand the messages given in the Bible was to compare Scripture with Scripture, as one passage of Scripture is explained by another, which teaching is in perfect harmony with the instruction given by the Holy Spirit through Isaiah the prophet:

"For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept, line upon line, line upon line, here a little, there a little." Isaiah 28:10.

The next book I felt impressed to read was Patriarchs & Prophets. Just as I had been greatly impressed by the first chapter of The Great Controversy book, I was even more impressed with the first chapter of this book. This chapter is based on Isaiah 14 and Ezekiel 28 which deal with the rebellion of Lucifer in Heaven, His fall, and his final destruction.

I recommend this chapter to all. If you will leave your opinions and prejudices at the door of investigation and read this chapter with an open mind, you will be greatly blessed and you will never be the same person again. Try it!

I could spend my whole life talking about this book alone as chapter after chapter is also filled with precious light from above. One cannot read this book with an open mind and not appreciate the precious rays of light coming from the Throne of God.

I could say the same thing about the book Prophets & Kings and Acts of the Apostles but the book that, above all, made the greatest impact upon me is The Desire of Ages! This book is like no other!

I will never forget this statement found at the end of the first chapter:

"The work of redemption will be complete. In the place where sin abounded, God’s grace much more abounds. The earth itself, the very field that Satan claims as his, is to be not only ransomed but exalted. Our little world, under the curse of sin, the one dark blot in His glorious creation, will be honored above all other worlds in the universe of God. Here, where the Son of God tabernacled in humanity, where the King of glory lived and suffered and died,–here, when He shall make all things new, the tabernacle of God shall be with men,'and He will dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself shall be with them, and be their God.' And through endless ages as the redeemed walk in the light of the Lord, they will praise Him for His unspeakable Gift,–Immanuel,'God with us!'"

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#14 Dec 12, 2012
I was baptized on Nov.16, 1976 at the age of 24, in Quebec city. I quickly became close to the minister and his wife and their children. Since I was still single, they would invite me over to their home after church on Sabbath and I would often spend the week-end with them. How privileged I was to share their home, their food, and their company. Their care and concern meant a lot to me.

Six months after my baptism I was nominated as a Sabbath school teacher! I accepted reluctantly but it turned out to be one of my best experiences in the church at that time. About a year later I was asked if I would be interested in being an elder. I declined immediately. They insisted but to no avail. How could I be an elder in a church I had been a member of for such a short time!!

But between the minister and some members of the church, the conviction was growing that the Lord was calling me to the ministry. I finally accepted the idea of applying to one of our colleges in Western Canada. At that time there were two other young men who were considered as candidates to the ministry. The three of us made the necessary preparations and at the end of the summer we drove all across Canada and finally arrived at our destination.

What an exciting adventure this trip across Canada was to me and I could not wait to meet with the teachers and sit at their feet to receive instruction from the Bible and the writings of Ellen G. White but what a disappointment it was for me to be told that this was not going to be. Our text books would be mostly from other authors, even non adventist ones!

I could not understand it but I determined that I would not let this affect me, that it would not stop me from studying her writings on my own anyway and that once I graduated I would then be free to do whatever I felt impressed to do.

The first semester was the most difficult as English was not my mother language. I had no choice but to learn it and learn it I did. Since I was a little child I had dreamed of being able to speak English and to read it. This was the perfect opportunity for me especially that I was at the right place at the right time doing what I loved the most.

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#15 Dec 12, 2012
At last I graduated and, accompanied by my wife, I met with the president of the Quebec Conference in the cafeteria of the college to discuss the possibility of my being hired as an intern. If hired I could become the very first French Canadian to work as an adventist minister in the history of the Conference.

I was assigned to work as an intern at the Quebec city church under the supervision of a "seasoned" minister. I will never forget how, one day, as I was giving a Bible study to a very old and poor man, the minister sat down with me and explain that I should not waste my time with people who had no tithe to return to the church. That he had received directives from the Conference that they were going to lock the church’s door unless more money would be brought into the coffers of the church.

Shortly after that I began studying with a contractor and his wife. After one year of faithfully studying with them, they decided to get baptized. The day of their baptism I was sitting at the back of the church and as the minister walked by, he stopped, and with a big grin on his face whispered these words into my ears, "This is a big fish," and then walked away.

It became clear to me that it was not the work of saving souls that was paramount with the conference but who could raise the most money.

Next I studied with three students for about a year. The three of them were also baptized. This time the minister did not pat me on the shoulder for bringing more big fish into the church.

By this time I was beginning to sense that something just didn’t add up with the leadership of the church but I did not know the cause of it. Not yet!

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#16 Dec 12, 2012
n the meantime we were receiving a monthly magazine called "Layworker." One day my wife had come across a note advertizing books written by A.T. Jones and E.J. Waggoner. She knew I was very much interested in the writings of these two men as messengers of God to the church more than a century ago. The books and the shipping were free. So without even telling me, she sent in a request.

Some time later, on the way home, we stopped at the post office. There was a box there waiting to be picked up. I asked my wife if she had any idea who these people were that had mailed this package to us and she said, "Yes!" She had totally forgotten to tell me about it. So as soon as we got back home I opened the package to see what these books from Jones and Waggoner were. There were several books in the box but they were mostly from another author I had never heard of before by the name of F.T. Wright.

Again I was very fascinated by the covers and titles of these books and as soon as as I was able to, I began reading them. The first ones I read bore these titles, FROM BONDAGE TO FREEDOM and LIVING RIGHTEOUSNESS. Wow! These books were very captivating. Their style of writing was different from anything I had ever seen and very articulate.
The problem was, a deadly error was hiding in these books but I was not yet able to detect it. It took a couple of years before the Lord was able to show it to me. Then I saw it for what it really was. These books were packed with beautiful truths, truths that I had never seen before both from the Bible and the Writings of E.G. White but all it takes is one subtle error that if received can lead someone away from the safe path.

I don’t intend to go through all the details of my experience with this prolific author and the independent group he was leading but suffice it to say that we ended up, my wife and I, and several members of the churches I was pastoring at, joining this movement and for about three years I worked as a teacher among them.

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#17 Dec 12, 2012
F.T. Wright’s basic teaching on righteousness by faith, which he claimed to be the true 1888 message, was that unless the "carnal mind" (Rom.8:7) was literally eradicated from us, we could never be born again. But in the summer of 1987, three years after I had accepted this teaching, while reading A.T. Jones’ lectures from the 1895 General Conference Bulletin, I came upon the following words:

"Now the carnal mind being the mind of this world, the mind that controls the natural man, is enmity against God; and it puts man at enmity with God. It cannot be reconciled to God,'for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be;'(Rom.8:7) the only thing to be done is TO GET IT OUT OF THE WAY IN SOME WAY. If that can be done, then the man will be reconciled to God, then the man is all right; he will be once again joined to God, and God’s word, God’s thoughts, God’s suggestions can reach him once more to be his guide and his all-controlling power. And as the thing cannot be reconciled to God, THE ONLY THING THAT CAN BE DONE WITH IT IS TO DESTROY IT. Then, only then, and by that means can men be at peace with God and separate from the world. And thank the Lord, He has given us the glad news that it is destroyed. As to HOW IT IS DONE, and how we can have the benefit of it, that will come in other studies." A.T. Jones, The Third Angel’s Message, 1895 General Conference Bulletin, Lecture #11, p.192.

So I kept on reading until, in lecture #17 I found the "how it is done."

"Now I refer you also to page 192 of the Bulletin, to the lesson we studied on the destruction of that enmity…’You know that the Son of God has come, and has given us a mind.’ 1 John 5:20. We had the carnal mind, the mind that followed Satan, and yielded to the flesh… In Jesus Christ it is DESTROYED by the divine mind which He brought into the flesh. By this divine mind HE PUT THE ENMITY UNDER FOOT, AND KEPT IT THERE. By this He condemned sin in the flesh. So there is our victory; it is all in having that mind which was in Him." p.329 of the Bulletin.

What a shock it was for me to read these words. Instead of being literally eradicated, the carnal mind is, by the mind of Christ, put under foot, and kept there!

Some time later I came across two very interesting statements from the pen of Ellen G. White in perfect harmony with A.T. Jones’ teaching on the carnal mind in 1895 as he was proclaiming the third angel’s message:

"Every truly converted soul will carry the unmistakable marks that the carnal mind is SUBDUED." Testimonies, Vol.1,163.

"Constant war against the carnal mind must be maintained." Testimonies, Vol.2, 479.

At the beginning of my testimony I did mention the fact that light is progressive and that we are to go from light to a greater light.

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#18 Dec 12, 2012
As this was the central teaching of the independent movement my wife and I had joined, we saw little hope that the other members would accept the new light. We were left with no other choice but to go back to where we had come from. But we knew that all was not well in the mother church.

We knew all about the secret SDA/Evangelical meetings that had taken place between 1955 and 1957 involving compromises and repudiations concerning the pillars of our faith in order to be recognized by the wordly churches as a Christian denomination instead of an anti-christian cult.

This was the "crucifixion" between the first call and the second call of the parable of Matt.22. This time it was the crucifixion of Christ in the messages that had been entrusted to us. See Early Writings,261.2

The parable of Matt.22 is the parable of the Wedding Garment. It was believed that the church had, in 1962, rejected the second call of that parable (rejected the 1888 message all over again) and that therefore probation had closed for the church and that we were now living in the time of the third call of the parable, the time of the loud cry to the world, and that we, the people of the fourth angel’s movement were God’s chosen ones to proclaim that message since we were the only ones in possession of it!

But in the summer of 1987 I discovered that we had not been in possession of the true light in regard to righteousness by faith. So I knew that the time had come to revisit this parable in order to know exactly where the church was in the unrolling of the prophetic scroll.

When Jesus spoke this parable He was looking down the ages with His eyes fixed upon our time! He spoke it more for the Advent People than for the Jews. So when He passed from the Holy to the Most Holy Place on October the 22nd, 1844, He went to the Wedding.

"At the appointed time the Bridegroom came, not to the earth, as the people expected, but to the Ancient of Days in Heaven, TO THE MARRIAGE, the reception of His Kingdom." G.C.427.

"In the parable of Matt.22 the same figure of the marriage is introduced, and the investigative judgment is clearly represented as taking place BEFORE the marriage." 428

This marriage takes place in Heaven and before it does the guests to this Wedding must have on the wedding garment:

"Previous to the wedding the King comes in to see the guests, to see if all are attired in the wedding garment, the spotless robe of character washed and made white by the blood of the Lamb. He who is found wanting is cast out, but all who upon examination are seen to have the wedding garment on are accepted of God and accounted worthy of a share in His kingdom and a seat upon His throne. This work of examination of character, of determining who are prepared for the kingdom of God, is that of the investigative judgment, the closing work in the sanctuary above."

In 1844 the guests did not make ready and the marriage was postponed. Then came the first call of the parable, between 1888 and 1901. The people were invited to receive the wedding garment, the robe of Christ’s righteousness, and they were told, in clear, distinct lines, how they could receive it. But the light that was to lighten the whole earth with its glory was resisted. Since then this most precious message has been, in a great degree, kept away from our people and from the world. See 1 S.M.234,5.

We are now living in the time AFTER the "crucifixon," in the time for the second call of the parable to be proclaimed in demonstration of the Spirit and power of God. Again the people are invited to receive the righteousness of Christ which is made manifest in obedience to all the commandments of God. See T.M.92.

Before the message swells into the loud cry to the world, as represented by the third call of the parable, the church will either heed or reject the second call, the last call to the professed people of God.

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#19 Dec 13, 2012
More ?

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#20 Dec 13, 2012
yes, there is more,,, i just didn't have the time today... :)

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