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Hobie

Cape Coral, FL

#1 Apr 1, 2013
of Apostasy?

We see the following..."If we desire to climb the last part of the road to heaven, we must learn our lesson from history. This is not only true for the part of history recorded in the Bible (see 1 Corinthians 10:11) and the Great Controversy (see the Preface of that book), but it is especially for the history of Adventism. It was in this context that Ellen White talked about the Alpha and Omega of apostasy. She wrote, "We have now before us the alpha of this danger. The omega will be of a most startling nature." Selected Messages, vol.1, 197.

As we will see, in the following statement, the most startling nature of the omega apostasy consists in the extent of the crisis. While the alpha of apostasy stands for the beginning and was to be limited to a certain local area, the omega of apostasy would develop to a most startling degree until the end. "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." The New York Indicator, February 7, 1906.

If we want to know what course is to be followed in the days of the omega apostasy we have to heed the counsels and instructions given by Ellen White during the alpha crisis. We have to learn from history in order not to repeat the mistakes made in the past. "It is presented to me that in our experience we have been and are meeting this very condition of things." Battle Creek Letters, 124.

In the alpha crisis we find a description of the future (or already existing) condition and experience of the Adventist people. Ellen White tells us: "Past history will be repeated; old controversies will arouse to new life, and peril will beset God's people on every side." Testimonies to Ministers, 116. "We have nothing to fear for the future except as we shall forget the way the Lord has led us." Testimonies to Ministers, 31.
Hobie

Cape Coral, FL

#2 Apr 1, 2013
How Did the Alpha Develop?
In the center of the alpha-crisis was one man, John Harvey Kellogg, an Adventist physician. Under his leadership, Battle Creek Sanitarium received worldwide fame at the turn of the century. But in the late 1890s, his zeal and energy were more and more mixed with a new idea—that God, not being personal, was in every living thing; in every flower, in every tree, in every morsel of bread. What Kellogg believed to be "new light" forced the prophet of God, even before 1881, to give him a warning message. "Those theories are wrong. I have met them before." Manuscript Releases, vol. 5, 278, 279.

Since he was married to a Seventh Day Baptist, Kellogg came in contact with a Seventh Day Baptist minister named Lewis. This man held pantheistic views as well. In Kellogg's mind the pantheistic ideas were brought to maturity, so that, in 1897, he talked about this topic publicly for the first time. Others like Waggoner and Kress came to the same conviction and joined him in preaching this at the General Conference, of 1899, in South Lancaster, Massachusetts.

One month before that conference, Ellen White had written and sent warning letters from Australia, which arrived just at the right time. But sadly enough, these warnings were not heeded. Pantheistic ideas continued to be spread over the land. They were taught, in Battle Creek, in both the College and Sanitarium

Ellen White had to send warning after warning. On February 18, 1902 the Battle Creek Sanitarium burned to the ground. To finance the new sanitarium, Kellogg was asked to write a book, the royalties of which were to be taken for the new sanitarium building. The book Kellogg wrote was entitled "The Living Temple." The finished manuscript was full of his erroneous ideas that had their origin in spiritualistic, pantheistic philosophy. Many discussions followed. Ellen White wrote about this book.

"In the book 'Living Temple' there is presented the alpha of deadly heresies. The omega will follow, and will be received by those who are not willing to heed the warning God has given." Selected Messages, vol. 1, 200.

Despite the reproofs from God's prophet, Kellogg was determined to print his book in the way he wrote it. So he gave a printing order to the Review and Herald Publishing Company, which they accepted. But God Himself interfered. After the printing patterns were finished and the book was ready to be printed, the publishing house, on December 31, 1902, caught fire and burned to the ground. This did not happen unexpectedly, but was mentioned by the prophet of the Lord more than one year before.(See Testimonies, vol. 8, 91.) The sword of fire had fallen and all knew that God had spoken.

In spite of all this, Kellogg was not prepared to change his mind, and stubbornly went to another publishing house to get his book printed. He then took efforts to ensure that his book was widely circulated among Adventists and non-Adventists. So the pantheistic tares grew and became a danger for the whole work. Ellen White summed up the situation with these words: "Battle Creek has been the seat of rebellion among a people to whom the Lord has given great light and special opportunities." Paulson Collection, 71.
Hobie

Cape Coral, FL

#3 Apr 1, 2013
What is the Omega?

In the context of the alpha crisis, Ellen White describes a vision about the soon coming omega apostasy among Adventists. "The enemy of souls has sought to bring in the supposition that a great reformation was to take place among Seventh-day Adventists, and that this reformation would consist in giving up the doctrines which stand as the pillars of our faith, and engaging in a process of reorganization. Were this reformation to take place, what would result? The principles of truth that God in His wisdom has given to the remnant church, would be discarded. Our religion would be changed. The fundamental principles that have sustained the work for the last fifty years would be accounted as error. A new organization would be established. Books of a new order would be written. A system of intellectual philosophy would be introduced. The founders of this system would go into the cities, and do a wonderful work. The Sabbath of course, would be lightly regarded, as also the God who created it. Nothing would be allowed to stand in the way of the new movement. The leaders would teach that virtue is better than vice, but God being removed, they would place their dependence on human power, which, without God, is worthless. Their foundation would be built on the sand, and storm and tempest would sweep away the structure." Selected Messages, vol. 1, 204, 205.
A reformation inspired by the devil was to take place, and it would consist "in giving up the doctrines which stand as the pillars of our faith."
What are the pillars of our Adventist faith? They are as follows:
The nature of Christ
The sanctuary service
The spirit of prophecy
The Three Angels' Messages (exposing the papacy, Babylon, ecumenism, explaining the Sabbath-Sunday-question, exalting the law of God, etc.)
The state of the dead and the exposure of spiritualism
We see spiritual formation spreading and its proponents trying to knock out the Adventist foundation pillars.
Rockroller

Yucaipa, CA

#4 Apr 1, 2013
Hobie wrote:
What is the Omega?
In the context of the alpha crisis, Ellen White describes a vision about the soon coming omega apostasy among Adventists. "The enemy of souls has sought to bring in the supposition that a great reformation was to take place among Seventh-day Adventists, and that this reformation would consist in giving up the doctrines which stand as the pillars of our faith, and engaging in a process of reorganization. Were this reformation to take place, what would result? The principles of truth that God in His wisdom has given to the remnant church, would be discarded. Our religion would be changed. The fundamental principles that have sustained the work for the last fifty years would be accounted as error. A new organization would be established. Books of a new order would be written. A system of intellectual philosophy would be introduced. The founders of this system would go into the cities, and do a wonderful work. The Sabbath of course, would be lightly regarded, as also the God who created it. Nothing would be allowed to stand in the way of the new movement. The leaders would teach that virtue is better than vice, but God being removed, they would place their dependence on human power, which, without God, is worthless. Their foundation would be built on the sand, and storm and tempest would sweep away the structure." Selected Messages, vol. 1, 204, 205.
A reformation inspired by the devil was to take place, and it would consist "in giving up the doctrines which stand as the pillars of our faith."
What are the pillars of our Adventist faith? They are as follows:
The nature of Christ
The sanctuary service
The spirit of prophecy
The Three Angels' Messages (exposing the papacy, Babylon, ecumenism, explaining the Sabbath-Sunday-question, exalting the law of God, etc.)
The state of the dead and the exposure of spiritualism
We see spiritual formation spreading and its proponents trying to knock out the Adventist foundation pillars.
God gave Ellen White time to repent but she failed to do so (Rev. 2:21) and now God is warning people like Hobie to repent and give her false teaching up OR they too will find the same fate as her (verses 22-23). What EGW wrote above is what Satan wanted her to write to scare the heck out of good people from testing her words with the words of JEsus Christ given to us by Matthew and John. Some day soon the spliting of the Adventists will happen when the 5 wise virgins MUST repent for believing in EGW and Paul's words and seek real truth from the words of JEsus. The 5 foolish are the ones who refuse to change or repent because they believe EGW and Paul.
DANNO

London, UK

#5 Apr 2, 2013
Hobie wrote:
What is the Omega?
In the context of the alpha crisis, Ellen White describes a vision about the soon coming omega apostasy among Adventists. "The enemy of souls has sought to bring in the supposition that a great reformation was to take place among Seventh-day Adventists, and that this reformation would consist in giving up the doctrines which stand as the pillars of our faith, and engaging in a process of reorganization. Were this reformation to take place, what would result? The principles of truth that God in His wisdom has given to the remnant church, would be discarded. Our religion would be changed. The fundamental principles that have sustained the work for the last fifty years would be accounted as error. A new organization would be established. Books of a new order would be written. A system of intellectual philosophy would be introduced. The founders of this system would go into the cities, and do a wonderful work. The Sabbath of course, would be lightly regarded, as also the God who created it. Nothing would be allowed to stand in the way of the new movement. The leaders would teach that virtue is better than vice, but God being removed, they would place their dependence on human power, which, without God, is worthless. Their foundation would be built on the sand, and storm and tempest would sweep away the structure." Selected Messages, vol. 1, 204, 205.
A reformation inspired by the devil was to take place, and it would consist "in giving up the doctrines which stand as the pillars of our faith."
What are the pillars of our Adventist faith? They are as follows:
The nature of Christ
The sanctuary service
The spirit of prophecy
The Three Angels' Messages (exposing the papacy, Babylon, ecumenism, explaining the Sabbath-Sunday-question, exalting the law of God, etc.)
The state of the dead and the exposure of spiritualism
We see spiritual formation spreading and its proponents trying to knock out the Adventist foundation pillars.
WHO LIED Moses or EGW??

“There is one straight chain of truth without one heretical sentence in that which I have written”(Selected Messages [SM], vol. 3, p.52). Nothing could be further from the truth as we have seen from a mere sampling of her contradictions with the Bible

One thing that EGW said that I complete agree with is “If (my) testimonies speak NOT according to the Word of God, reject them”(TC, vol. 5, p.601). Amen, Ellen, amen!

EGW says: Jesus' bones were broken during the Crucifixion (SG, vol. 1, p58).
The BIBLE says: Jesus' bones were not broken (see John 19:33, 36).

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EGW says: Noah ate only the flesh of clean animals (Patriarchs and Prophets [P&P], p.107).
The BIBLE says:“Every creature that is alive shall be yours to eat”(Genesis 9:3).
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EGW says: Adam was deceived (GC, p.352, 1885 ed.).
The BIBLE says::It was not Adam who was deceived”(I Timothy 2:14).
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EGW says: The Atonement was NOT finished at Calvary (Testimonies for the Church [TC], vol. 1, p.58; GC, p.422, 623).
The BIBLE says: The Atonement was finished at Calvary (see John 19:30; Hebrews 10:12).
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EGW says: The blood of Christ doesn't cancel our sins (P&P, p. 357).
The BIBLE says:“The blood of His Son cleanses us of all sin”(I John 1:7; see also Romans 5:9; Ephesians 1:7; Hebrews 13:12).

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EGW says: We are reconciled to God through obedience to the Law (TC, vol. 4, p.294).
The BIBLE says:“…we were reconciled to Him by the death of His Son”(Romans 5:10; see also II Corinthians 5:18; Galatians 2:16; Ephesians 2:8-9).

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PROPHECY:“Old Jerusalem would never be built up”(EW, p.75).
REALITY: Since 1948, Old Jerusalem has been greatly built up by the Israelis

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PROPHECY: England will attack the U.S. during the Civil War (TC, vol. 1, p.259).
REALITY: England did not attack.

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PROPHECY: The earth will be depopulated soon after 1864 (TC, vol. 8, p.94).
REALITY: The earth's population has increased greatly.
Hobie

Cape Coral, FL

#6 Apr 4, 2013
Rockroller wrote:
<quoted text> God gave Ellen White time to repent but she failed to do so (Rev. 2:21) and now God is warning people like Hobie to repent and give her false teaching up OR they too will find the same fate as her (verses 22-23). What EGW wrote above is what Satan wanted her to write to scare the heck out of good people from testing her words with the words of JEsus Christ given to us by Matthew and John. Some day soon the spliting of the Adventists will happen when the 5 wise virgins MUST repent for believing in EGW and Paul's words and seek real truth from the words of JEsus. The 5 foolish are the ones who refuse to change or repent because they believe EGW and Paul.
Don't get you.
Klink

Tabor, Czech Republic

#7 Apr 5, 2013
Hobie wrote:
What is the Omega?
In the context of the alpha crisis, Ellen White describes a vision about the soon coming omega apostasy among Adventists.

Appears to be sectarian side distractions not found in the Bible.
birdman

Mattoon, IL

#8 Apr 5, 2013
One should NOT prove doctrine from EGW, it should be BIBLE and BIBLE only

Since: Nov 08

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#9 Apr 5, 2013
Hobie wrote:
A reformation inspired by the devil was to take place, and it would consist "in giving up the doctrines which stand as the pillars of our faith."
What are the pillars of our Adventist faith? They are as follows:
The nature of Christ
The sanctuary service
The spirit of prophecy
The Three Angels' Messages (exposing the papacy, Babylon, ecumenism, explaining the Sabbath-Sunday-question, exalting the law of God, etc.)
The state of the dead and the exposure of spiritualism
We see spiritual formation spreading and its proponents trying to knock out the Adventist foundation pillars.
As an undeniably important part of the omega deception, I notice that you haven't mentioned anything about the pantheism that is taught and accepted by Adventists in Seventh-day Adventist churches. Is that just pure ignorance on your part or are you just slavishly conformist to evil when that evil is approved of by the hierarchy?

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#10 Apr 5, 2013
Klink wrote:
Appears to be sectarian side distractions not found in the Bible.
Dummkopf, Klink. Look around. This is a Seventh-day Adventist forum.

I’m afraid that too many Adventists have bought into the idea that a study or dialogue on any message in the Spirit of Prophecy is unchristian. Do they love what the Apostle Paul said?“Do not quench the Spirit; do not despise prophetic utterances, but examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good.” 1 Thess. 5:19-21.
Hobie

Cape Coral, FL

#11 Apr 6, 2013
Shubee wrote:
<quoted text> As an undeniably important part of the omega deception, I notice that you haven't mentioned anything about the pantheism that is taught and accepted by Adventists in Seventh-day Adventist churches. Is that just pure ignorance on your part or are you just slavishly conformist to evil when that evil is approved of by the hierarchy?
Rather than making accusations, why don't you post your evidence so everyone can look at it.

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#12 Apr 6, 2013
Hobie wrote:
Rather than making accusations, why don't you post your evidence so everyone can look at it.
Why can't I do both? Those in the dark must be reproved and those in the wrong must be exposed.

First, you need to understand the pantheism of John Harvey Kellogg.
See: http://www.everythingimportant.org/seventhday...
Understanding that was unusually easy for me because I had a vision about it.

Next, you'll need to understand the spiritualistic philosophy of A. Graham Maxwell and his legitimate successors.
http://www.everythingimportant.org/seventhday...

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#13 Apr 6, 2013
Here are direct quotations of A. Graham Maxwell teaching his pantheism, as defined by my previous post.
http://www.everythingimportant.org/seventhday...

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#14 Apr 6, 2013
Here is an exceptionally revealing page on Maxwell's theology:
http://everythingimportant.org/SDA/viewtopic....

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#15 Apr 6, 2013
Here's what happens to believing Seventh-day Adventists that dare to show the least bit of resistance to the teachings of Maxwell's theology in spiritualistic Seventh-day Adventist churches:

http://everythingimportant.org/dupery
http://www.everythingimportant.org/SDA/viewto...

Here's an explanation of the same phenomena from Satan's point of view:
http://www.everythingimportant.org/SDA/viewto...
Hobie

Cape Coral, FL

#16 Apr 9, 2013
Shubee wrote:
<quoted text>Why can't I do both? Those in the dark must be reproved and those in the wrong must be exposed.
First, you need to understand the pantheism of John Harvey Kellogg.
See: http://www.everythingimportant.org/seventhday...
Understanding that was unusually easy for me because I had a vision about it.
Next, you'll need to understand the spiritualistic philosophy of A. Graham Maxwell and his legitimate successors.
http://www.everythingimportant.org/seventhday...
Whats up with you and A. Graham Maxwell?
Lay Worker

Myrtleford, Australia

#17 Apr 9, 2013
Hobie wrote:
What is the Omega?

In the context of the alpha crisis, Ellen White describes a vision about the soon coming omega apostasy among Adventists.

"The enemy of souls has sought to bring in the supposition that a great reformation was to take place among Seventh-day Adventists, and that this reformation would consist in giving up the doctrines which stand as the pillars of our faith, and engaging in a process of reorganization. Were this reformation to take place, what would result?

The principles of truth that God in His wisdom has given to the remnant church, would be discarded. Our religion would be changed. The fundamental principles that have sustained the work for the last fifty years would be accounted as error. A new organization would be established. Books of a new order would be written. A system of intellectual philosophy would be introduced. The founders of this system would go into the cities, and do a wonderful work. The Sabbath of course, would be lightly regarded, as also the God who created it. Nothing would be allowed to stand in the way of the new movement. The leaders would teach that virtue is better than vice, but God being removed, they would place their dependence on human power, which, without God, is worthless. Their foundation would be built on the sand, and storm and tempest would sweep away the structure." Selected Messages, vol. 1, 204, 205.

A reformation inspired by the devil was to take place, and it would consist "in giving up the doctrines which stand as the pillars of our faith."
What are the pillars of our Adventist faith? They are as follows:
The nature of Christ
The sanctuary service
The spirit of prophecy
The Three Angels' Messages (exposing the papacy, Babylon, ecumenism, explaining the Sabbath-Sunday-question, exalting the law of God, etc.)
The state of the dead and the exposure of spiritualism
We see spiritual formation spreading and its proponents trying to knock out the Adventist foundation pillars.
Actually the changes of the pillars are all to be found in the 27FBs

Whats up with Hoddie to deny the bleeding obvious?

The Omega is not accurately described either.

The message of 1SM 204-205 has been fulfilled.

Where does that leave the laity in Laodicea?

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#18 Apr 9, 2013
Hobie wrote:
<quoted text>Whats up with you and A. Graham Maxwell?
What's up with your lack of discernment? Phrased differently, why can't you discern that the doctrine of the atonement according to the channeled spirit that claimed to be Jesus and which dictated about 1,500 pages to Dr. Helen Schucman, is essentially the gospel according to A. Graham Maxwell?
http://www.everythingimportant.org/seventhday...

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#19 Apr 10, 2013
Lay Worker wrote:
Whats up with Hoddie to deny the bleeding obvious?
As an agent of Satan, Hobie is just serving his master.
http://everythingimportant.org/EllenGWhite/ag...
Hobie

Cape Coral, FL

#20 Apr 13, 2013
Shubee wrote:
<quoted text>What's up with your lack of discernment? Phrased differently, why can't you discern that the doctrine of the atonement according to the channeled spirit that claimed to be Jesus and which dictated about 1,500 pages to Dr. Helen Schucman, is essentially the gospel according to A. Graham Maxwell?
http://www.everythingimportant.org/seventhday...
You have gone off on a strange tangent, if you stray from the Bible, you get sidetracked as your site shows.

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