Greetings my Friend, I pray that you are continuing to grow in the Lord each day. We are a little more than 6 weeks away from the 59th General Conference Session of Seventh-day Adventists which is to convene at the Georgia World Congress Center and Georgia Dome — Atlanta, Georgia.  It will be a very exciting time to watch, listen and soak in what it happening within the walls of our faith.

 In my last “ET” (End Time) email titled: ET: Amazing Story from 39,000 feet in the air, I received the most replies and phone calls from that one email than any “ET” sent out thus far. It’s wondering to share a testimony, but friends, let’s not forget about the truth. 

 In this time of well-nigh universal apostasy, God calls upon His messengers to proclaim His law in the spirit and power of Elias. As John the Baptist, in preparing a people for Christ’s first advent, called their attention to the Ten Commandments, so we are to give, with no uncertain sound, the message: “Fear God and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come.” With the earnestness that characterized Elijah the prophet and John the Baptist, we are to strive to prepare the way for Christ’s second advent.  {FLB 290.5}

 I have been taking note of the many different deceptions that are continuing to grow and take root within the church, from the teaching of evolution as fact in our colleges and universities, the use of drums in worship, the pleasant truth messages vs. the present truth messages, lunar Sabbath, to women’s ordination (thankfully which is not on the agenda for this coming’s GC Session), to the outright blatant stealth of the apostasy, cloaked under the garb of church growth.

 What is this apostasy? Depending on where you are located in the world, it could assume many different names such as: Spiritual Formations, Religious Formations, the Emerging Church, Promise Keepers, Million Man March, National Innovation Conference, the Ecumenical Movement, Spiritual Leaders, and several others.

 This is deceptively invading our denomination from the top down, which such stealth, but the majority is a sleep as were the 10 virgins as they waited for the Bridegroom to appear. But friends, make sure you are part of the 5 that brought extra oil, which according to Mrs. White doesn’t not just represent the Holy Spirit, but more specifically in this scriptural passage, our character.

 There is a world lying in wickedness, in deception, and delusion, in the very shadow of death,–asleep, asleep. Who are feeling travail of soul to awaken them? What voice can reach them? My mind is carried to the future when the signal will be given, “Behold the Bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet Him.” But some will have delayed to obtain the oil for replenishing their lamps, and too late they will find that character, which is represented by the oil, is not transferable. That oil is the righteousness of Christ. It represents character, and character is not transferable. No man can secure it for another. Each must obtain for himself a character purified from every stain of sin. The Lord is coming in power and great glory. It will then be His work to make a complete separation between the righteous and the wicked. But the oil cannot then be transferred to the vessels of those who have it not. Then shall be fulfilled the words of Christ, “Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.” The righteous and the wicked are to be associated together in the work of life. But the Lord reads the character, He discerns who are obedient children, who respect and love His commandments.  {Bible Echo, May 4, 1896 par. 2}

 Let’s go back to what the subject at hand is – The Omega Apostasy. We have been given clear light on this topic.

First, we know that the Alpha Apostasy was brought in by Kellogg with Pantheism through “The Living Temple.” “Be not deceived; many will depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils. We have now before us the alpha of this danger. The omega will be of a most startling nature.”  {1SM 197.4}

 The omega will follow, and will be received by those who are not willing to heed the warning God has given.  {1SM 200.1}

 I knew that the omega would follow in a little while; and I trembled for our people. I knew that I must warn our brethren and sisters not to enter into controversy over the presence and personality of God. The statements made in Living Temple in regard to this point are incorrect. The scripture used to substantiate the doctrine there set forth, is scripture misapplied.  {1SM 203.2}

 So what does, Mrs. White mean when she writes “is scripture misapplied.” Could she be referring to the part where Revelation says, “Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.” Rev 18:4

 Perhaps the misapplication of this text is the way we have not “come out,” but rather have “joined hands with” that is the primary error. 

Doug Batchelor gave a very vivid illustration in one of his sermon a number of years ago, called “When Fire Came Down.” It was one that has been etched into my mind. He illustrated a Ferrari plant, which produced extremely high performance sports cars at 30 cars per day. In an effort to increase production, a team of research and development personnel was sent to high production bicycle factory in Taiwan. They notated the streamlining of construction and the speed at which they worked to mass-produce these bicycles. After gather as much data as they could, they returned to the Ferrari plant, and started implementing the changes needed to mass-produce their Ferrari’s. After a while, they noticed that their Ferrari’s were looking more like bicycles, than Ferrari’s!

 Could it be that we are producing an inferior line of Seventh-day Adventists because of manufacturing data collected from those outside the original Seventh-day Adventist manufacturing plant, causing many from within to bow the knee Baal?

 Here is a 2007 article from Adventist News Network: Click Here

 
These are a few more to soak in: Click Here
 
Perhaps, you are saying that these were from a few years ago, and things have changed. Let me assure you, things have most definitely changed, but not for the better.Take this German SDA Church. Read the black text below the heading “News” and see if you notice anything wrong (this link has been translated from German to English).

http://bit.ly/cX0QOX

In case you can’t open it, here’s a screen capture of it: Click Here

First, it did say Seventh-day Adventist, right? Did you catch it? No morning worship service. It all starts at 6pm. What does that sound like to you? Click Here
 
 
Secondly, if we have been called to come out, why would we be found within? Take a look at churches who are members of the World Council of Berlin-Brandenburg (ÖRBB).http://bit.ly/cE6uOY
“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.” 2 Tim 4:3-4.

 Is this the Omega Apostasy my friend? The answer to that lies in our study and retained knowledge of God’s Word and the Spirit of Prophecy.

So closely will the counterfeit resemble the true that it will be impossible to distinguish between them except by the Holy Scriptures. By their testimony every statement and every miracle must be tested.  {GC 593.1}

 Those who endeavor to obey all the commandments of God will be opposed and derided. They can stand only in God. In order to endure the trial before them, they must understand the will of God as revealed in His word; they can honor Him only as they have a right conception of His character, government, and purposes, and act in accordance with them. None but those who have fortified the mind with the truths of the Bible will stand through the last great conflict. To every soul will come the searching test: Shall I obey God rather than men? The decisive hour is even now at hand. Are our feet planted on the rock of God’s immutable word? Are we prepared to stand firm in defense of the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus?  {GC 593.2}

What to do? Study. Study. Study! Be able to give an answer to what you believe, for that time is coming.

And ye shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles. Matt 10:18

Maranatha!

Pastor Alden Ho

Wheel Salt Ministries

aldenho.com

 “It is impossible for one to be a Christian and yet remain a spiritual dwarf. Those who are truly united to Christ will grow daily, they will attain to the full stature of men and women in Him. They will not, while claiming to be doers of the word of God, disobey its plain requirements. Why is there so little growth in Christian experience, so little manifestation of Christ in the life? Why is the religious life so dwarfed?–It is because there is so much of self and so little of Christ. {RH, February 26, 1901 par. 12}