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ADVENTIST LAYMEN'S FOUNDATION OF CANADA (ALF)
SHORT STUDIES - William H. Grotheer -
- Legal Documents
Holy Flesh Movement 1899-1901, The - William H. Grotheer
Hour and the End is Striking at You, The - William H. Grotheer
the Form of a Slave
In Bible Prophecy
Doctrinal Comparisons - Statements of Belief 1872-1980
Paul VI Given Gold Medallion by Adventist Church Leader
Sacred Trust BETRAYED!, The - William H. Grotheer
Seal of God
Adventist Evangelical Conferences of 1955-1956
SIGN of the END of TIME, The - William H. Grotheer
fo the Gentiles Fulfilled, The - A Study in Depth of Luke 21:24
OTHER BOOKS, MANUSCRIPTS & ARTICLES:
Various Studies --
Bible As History - Werner Keller
Place of the Bible In Education, The - Alonzo T. Jones
Facts of Faith - Christian Edwardson
Individuality in Religion - Alonzo T. Jones
Letters to the Churches - M. L. Andreasen
"Is the Bible Inspired or Expired?" - J. J. Williamson
Sabbath, The - M. L. Andreasen
So Much In Common - WCC/SDA
Daniel and the Revelation - Uriah Smith
Canons of the Bible, The - Raymond A. Cutts
Which Banner? - Jon A. Vannoy
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The Nov. 1977 issue discusses "What is the "Watchman What of the Night?"
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p 1 --
p 1 -- INTO THE MILIEU OF 1901 - 1903
to P. T. Magan, dated December 7, 1901 (M-184-1901).
have to remain here in this world because or insubordination many more
years, as did the childnew of Israel, but for Christ's sake, His people
should not add sin to sin by charging God with the consequence of their
own wrong course of action.
A MESSAGE FOR FREQUENT APPEARANCE -- Letter
20, 1901, COUNSELS TO WRITERS AND EDITORS, p. 24 -- In the
twenty-first chapter of Luke Christ foretold what was to come upon Jerusalem,
and with it He connected the scenes which were to take place in the history
of this world just prior to the coming of the Son of man in the clouds
of heaven with power and great glory. Mark the words: "Take heed
to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting,
and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you
unawares. For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face
of the whole earth. Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be
accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and
to stand before the Son of man."
1902 [See "Appenix Notes" (1962 Ed.) p.526, comment on "Page 117"]
TO MINISTERS AND WORKERS, p. 118 -- will exhibit themselves before the cities of the world; and this delineation has already begun to be fulfilled. By a variety of images the Lord Jesus represented to John the wicked character and seductive influence of those who have been distinguished for their persecution of God's people. All need wisdom carefully to search out the mystery of iniquity that figures so largely in the winding up of this earth's history.... In the very
p 2 -- Larger picture
p 3 -- Focus #1
p 4 -- DATA - 1926-1931 FOCUS
So Much in Common -- RELATIONSHIP TO OTHER
SOCIETIES, P. 73 -- (First
voted by the General Conference Executive Committee in 1926)
In the desire to avoid occasion for misunderstanding or friction in the matter of relationship to the work of other societies, the following statement of principles is set forth as a guidance to our workers in mission fields in their contacts with other religious organizations:
We recognize every agency that lifts up Christ before men as a part of
the divine plan for the evangelization of the world, and we hold in
high esteem the Christian men and women in other communions who are engaged
in winning souls to Christ.
3. We recognize that the essence of true religion
is that religion is based upon conscience and conviction. It in therefore
to be constantly our purpose that no selfish interest or temporal advantage
shall draw any person to our communion, and that no tie shall hold any
member save the belief and conviction that in this way he finds true connection
with Christ. When change of conviction leads any member of our society
to feel no longer in accord with us in faith and practice, we recognize
not only his right but his duty to change his religious affiliation to
accord with his belief.
San Francisco Chrinicle, February 12, 1929, p. 1
p 5 -- Focus #2
6 -- DATA FOR 1948 - 1956 FOCUS
Firm Foundation, Vol. II, p. 230 -- Victorious as were
the forces of Israel in every other part of Palestine, they failed to
take the most dazzlirig objective of all. Mysteriously they were held
back from achieving this most cherished goal, this culminating triumph,
as by an unseen hand.
What could be the reason? Only that the times of the Gentiles are not yet fulfilled.
"Coming events cast their shadows before" - DA, p. 636
1888 Re-Examined & The
Mystery of 1888 -- Obtainable from: Adventist History P. 0. Box
1888, Naples, NC 28760
W. H. Branson, President, General Conference,
Our Firm Foundation, Vol. II, pp. 616-617
To a large degree
the church failed to build on the foundation laid at the 1888 General
Conference. Much has been lost as a result. We are years behind where
we should have been in spiritual growth. Long ere this we should have
been in the Promised Land.
But the message
of righteousness by faith given in the 1888 Conference has been repeated
here. Practically every speaker from the first day onward has laid
great stress upon this all-important doctrine, and there was no prearranged
plan that he should do so. It was spontaneous on the part of the speakers.
No doubt they were impelled by the Spirit of God to do so. Truly this
one subject has, in this conference "swallowed up every other."
And this great truth
has been given here in this 1952 Bible Conference with far greater power
than it was given in the 1888 Conference because those who have spoken
here have had the advantage of much added light shining forth from hundreds
of pronouncements on this subject in the writings of the Spirit of prophecy
which those who spoke back there did not have.
The light of justification
and righteousness by faith shines upon us today more clearly than it ever
shone before upon any people.
No longer will the
question be, "What was the attitude of our workers and people toward
the message of righteousness by faith that was given in 1888? What did
they do about it?" From now on the great question must be, "What
did we do with the light on righteousness by faith as proclaimed in the
1952 Bible Conference?"
1955 - 1956
p 7 -- Focus #3
p 8 -- DATA FOR 1967 - 1980 FOCUS
The Times of the Gentiles Fulfilled (On this website:
The Times of the Gentiles Fulfilled)
Steps to Rome (The
Seventh-day Adventist Church given into hands of Antichrist in Symbolism)
(On this website: Steps
to Rome )
Documents: Same as for 1967 plus Key Doctrinal Comparisons - Statements of Belief 1872-1980 (On this website: Key Doctrinal Comparisons - Statements of Belief 1872-1980
Into this Focus a Testimony from Ellen G.
White finds its "time and place": Review & Herald,
December 13, 1892.
Ae God called the children of. Israel out
of Egypt, that they might keep his Sabbath, so he calls his people out
of Babylon, that they may not worship the beast or his image. The man
of sin, who thought to change times and laws, has exalted himself above
God, by presenting a spurious Sabbath, to the world; the Christian world
has accepted the child of the papacy, and cradled and nourished it, thus
defying God by removing his memorial, and setting up a rival Sabbath.
After the truth has been proclaimed as a witness to all nations, every conceivable power of evil will be set in operation, and minds will be confused by many voices crying, "Lo, here is Christ, Lo, he is there. This is the truth, I have the message from God, he has sent me with great light." Then there will be a removing of the landmarks, and an attempt to tear down the pillars of our faith. A more decided effort will be made to exalt the false Sabbath, and to cast contempt upon God himself by supplanting the day he has blessed and sanctified. This false Sabbath is to be enforced by an oppressive law. Satan and his angels are wide-awake, and intensely active, working with energy and perseverance through human instrumentalities to bring about his purpose of obliterating from the minds of men the knowledge of God. But while Satan works with his lying wonders, the time will be fulfilled foretold in the Revelalation, and the mighty angel that shall lighten the earth with his glory, will proclaim the fall of Babylon, and call upon God's people to forsake her.
At the time of the loud cry of the third angel those who have been in any measure blinded by the enemy, who have not fully recovered themselves from the snare of Satan, will be in peril, because it will be difficult for them to discern the light from heaven, and they will be inclined to accept falsehood. Their erroneous experience will color their thoughts, their decisions, their propositions, their counsels. The evidences that God has given will be no evidence to those who have blinded their eyes by choosing darkness rather than light. After rejecting light, they will originate theories which they will call "light," but which the Lord calls, "sparks of their own kindling," by which they will direct their steps.
p 9 --
p 10 -- "MANY VOICES"
Prior to the beginning of "the Loud Cry" in
1892, a few dissident voices had been heard - B. F. Snook and W. H. Brinkerhoff
of the Marion Party (1866); and D. M. Canright (1887).
All along the "time-line" since 1900, there
have been "reform" movements: A. F. Ballenger (1914); The SDA
Reform Movement (1925); The Shepherds' Rod led by V. T. Houteff (1929);
and Robert D. Brinsmead (circa 1960). This covers about fifty years.
However, "after the truth [had] been proclaimed as a witness to all nations," there has been heard in harmony with the "testimony" - "many voices."
I -- Break away, or continuation
of Brinsmead Decade I teachings:
II -- Continued "protest"
of the Compromise of 1955-56 and the book - Questions on Doctrine
on the part of one, and the organizational apostasy in their respective
former church affiliations: (Theme)
III --New Voices:
To # III could be added other "voices" and their
publications. Not a single "voice" of any of the above named
persons either verbally or in their publications face up to the "light"
given in the article of the R&H, December 13, 1892. These
all, without exception, either reject out-right the prophecy of Jesus
in Luke 21:24, or seek to mitigate its force even as does the Church.
BUT the prophecy of Jesus and the article are saying the same thing!
End of manuscript available.