B e w a r e for all the prophetic words of Jeremiah the prophet would have just met their fulfillment in this time of the end, in the Laodicean Church of Seventh day Adventists ! 
 
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Further deliberation here below would have given us a glance outline of the Sabbath School lesson of the Fourth Quarters of the year 2015 about Jeremiah. Church leadership has interpreted all the words of the prophecies of Jeremiah by saying that all those things applied only to the Jews of Old, which covered their destruction in the year 70 by the Romans, so that it would have no more impact that should be made us worry as Seventh day Adventists of this time of the end, than to take them enough as good sermons to nurture and develop the good Christian living.

In regard to the prophecies written by the Old Testament prophets, and the book of Revelation, and even this prophecy of Jeremiah, let us all understand that though there are so many prophets ever did prophesy in the past, but due to the fact that there is only one world history, then they all should have met their fulfillment in the same world history. In other word, the same event in the world history would have been found in several prophecies of the Old Testament prophets. Furthermore Mrs. White said : 

“Each of the ancient prophets spoke less for their own time than for ours, so that their prophesying is in force for us……. All the great events and solemn transactions of Old Testament history have been, and are, repeating themselves in the church in these last days.” 3 Selected Messages, p. 338.

However, since most Seventh day Adventists today no more so much appreciate the Spirit of Prophecy’s quotations, then I would try my best to present to you herewith quotations of the verses from the book of Jeremiah itself to show, that beside telling us of the two tribes of the Jews and their kings, there were also prophetic statements from Jeremiah that would have applied fully in this time of the end, to tell us of the fate of the Seventh day Adventist Church and the world kingdoms at the close of the world history in the future.  

Prophet Jeremiah lived in the time after the ten tribes kingdom of Israel lost the war to the Assyrians in 721 BC, then began to be scattered into the midst of the nations of the world, whereas several years later in 587 BC the two tribes kingdom of the Jews wherein Jeremiah lived should also fall under the king of Babylon, and later under the Medho-Persian king of Koresh, Darius, etc.  From Jeremiah we read as follows:

1:1  “The words of Jeremiah the son of Hilkiah, of the priests that were in Anathoth in the land of Benjamin : 
1:2  To whom the word of the LORD came in the days of Josiah the son of Amon king of Judah, in the thirteenth year of his reign.
1:3  It came also in the days of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah, unto the end of the eleventh year of Zedekiah the son of Josiah king of Judah, unto the carrying away of Jerusalem captive in the fifth month.”

1.    The Jewish tribe mentioned by prophet Jeremiah

16:8  “Thou shalt not also go into the house of feasting, to sit with them to eat and to drink. 
16:9  For thus said the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will cause to cease out of this place in your eyes, and in your days, the voice of mirth, and the voice of gladness, the voice of bridegroom, and the voice of the bride.   
16:10  And it shall come to pass, when thou shalt show these people all these words, and they shall say unto thee, ‘Wherefore hath the LORD pronounced all this great evil against us ? or what is our iniquity ? or what is our sin that we have committed against the LORD our God ?
16:11  Then shalt thou say unto them, ‘Because your fathers have forsaken me, saith the LORD, and have walked after other gods, and have served them, and have worshipped them, and have forsaken me, and have not kept my law;
16:12  And ye have done worse than your fathers; for, behold, ye walked every one after the imagination of his evil heart, that they may not hearken unto me.
16:13  Therefore will I cast you out of this land into a land that ye know not, neither ye nor your fathers ; and there shall ye serve other gods day and night ; where I will not shew you favour.
16:14  Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that it shall no more be said, The LORD liveth, that brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt;
16:15  But, the LORD liveth, that brought up the children of Israel from the land of the north, and from all the lands whither he had driven them : and I will bring them again into their land that I gave unto their fathers.
17:1  "The sin of Judah is written with a pen of iron, and with the point of a diamond : it is graven upon the table of their heart, and upon the horns of your altars;
17:2  Whilst their children remember their altars and their groves by the green trees upon the high hills.
17:3  O my mountain in the field, I will give thy substance and all thy treasures to the spoil, and thy high places for sin, throughout all thy borders. 
17:4  And thou, even thyself , shalt discontinue from thine heritage that I gave thee ; and I will cause thee to serve thine enemies in the land which thou knowest not : for ye have kindled a fire in mine anger, which shall burn forever.

If we look at chapter 17 verses 1 to 4, it seems clear that in those words Jeremiah was prophesying. So the prophecy is more applying to the antitypical Jews of this time of the end than to the Jewish people of his own time.  Note when the prophet said :

16:11  Then shalt thou say unto them, Because your father have forsaken me, saith the LORD, and have walked after other gods, and have served them, and have worshipped them, and have forsaken me, and have not kept my law;
16:12  And ye have done worse than your fathers ; for, behold, ye walked every one after the imagination of his evil heart, that they may not hearken unto me.

It is said in verse 12, that “ye have done worse than your fathers.” So we may possibly think that “y e“ in that verse should have applied to the Jews of the time of Jeremiah. If so is the case, then their forefathers should have been also implicated in the same sins.  Who are their forefathers ? We have to know that the twelve tribes Israelites of Old consist of the Jews of the two tribes and the Israelites of the ten tribes. Their forefathers were Jacob, Isaac, and Abraham. Abraham is well-known as Father of all men of faith on the earth. But according to Jeremiah, “y e have done worse than your fathers.” And from Jeremiah 16 : 11 the Lord said : “Because your father have forsaken me, …….. and have walked after other gods, and have served them, and have worshipped them and have not kept my law.” Since Jacob, Isaack and Abraham had never been implicated in those sins mentioned above, we must then understand that Jeremiah’s statements above are more prophetic. And those prophecies of Jeremiah should have met their fulfillment in these times of the end. 

It is now very clear that the Jews mentioned in the prophetic words of Jeremiah are not the Old Testament Jews of the past, but the New Testament Jews of this time of the end. The Old Testament Jews as a nation had been crushed by the Romans in the year 70.  They were the forefathers of the end time Jews of today. They were the Jews who were implicated in several wickedness mentioned by prophet Jeremiah above. 

Furthermore in Jeremiah 16 verse 14 and 15 we read : 

16:14  Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that it shall no more be said, The LORD liveth, that brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt;
16:15  But, the LORD liveth, that brought up the children of Israel from the land of the north, and from all the lands whither he had driven them : and I will bring them again into their land that I gave unto their fathers.

In the verses above, Jeremiah no more made mention of only ‘the Jews’ of the two tribes, but ‘the Israel’ of the twelve tribes, whereas we all know for sure that during the life time of the prophet the ten tribes Israelites have already gone astray in among all nations, after being defeated by the Assyrians in the year 721 BC.  In verse 15 we have been informed of how the Lord would have gathered all of them of the twelve tribes out of all nations back into their own land, which was ever given to their forefather : Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and the twelve tribes. This verse could not possibly be fulfilled to the present Jews who are now dominating the land of Palestine in the Middle East ever since 1948, because they are not the descendants of the 12 tribes Israelites of the past. And they are not the followers of Christ even up to this day.  Thus this prophecy of prophet Jeremiah should unavoidably be fulfilled in this time of the end in the near future. 

Jeremiah statements in chapter 16 : 14, 15 were again reiterated in Jeremiah 23 : 6 as follows : 

23:6  In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely : and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.
23:7  Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that they shall no more say, The LORD Liveth, which brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt; 
23:8  But, The LORD liveth, which brought up and which led the seed of the house of Israel out of the north country, and from all countries whither I had driven them ; and they shall dwell in their own land.

Jeremiah had clarified in that verse, that “Israel” mentioned in chapter 16 : 14, 15 would comprise two peoples : the two tribes Jews on the one side and the ten tribes Israelite on the other side. They are to live in their own land Palestine or Canaan in the time of the end.

Furthermore in Jeremiah chapters 30, 31 and 33 we have been more clearly informed that the words instructed to Jeremiah were actually belong to the end time people of God. Because those prophesied by the servant of God even up to the time he died, and even up to this very time of the end the ten tribes Israelite and their fellow two tribes Jews, have not as yet returned to their own land  promised by the Lord to their ancestors as those prophesied below,   

30:3  “For, lo, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will bring again      the captivity of my people Israel and Judah, saith the LORD: and I will cause them to return to the land that I gave to their fathers, and they shall possess it."
30:4  And these are the words that the LORD spake concerning Israel and concerning Judah. 

30:18 Thus said the Lord ; Behold, I will bring again the captivity of Jacob’s tents, and have mercy on his dwelling places; and the city shall be built upon her own heap, and the palace shall remain after the manner thereof.”  

31:1 "At the same time, saith the LORD, will I be the God of all the families of Israel, and they shall be my people.

31:10  Hear the word of the LORD, O ye nations, and declare it in the isles afar off, and say, He that scattered Israel will gather him, and keep him, as a shepherd doth his flock. 
31:11  For the LORD hath redeemed Jacob, and ransomed him from the hand of him that was stronger than he. 

31:31  Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah  ;
31:32  Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt ; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband  unto them, saith the LORD.
31:33  But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel: After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts ; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.

33:7  And I will cause the captivity of Judah and the captivity of Israel to return, and will build them, as at the first.
33:8  And I will cleanse them from all their iniquity, whereby  they have sinned against me; and I will pardon all their iniquities whereby they have sinned, and whereby they have transgressed against me.” 

Even from Jeremiah 31 : 10 and 11 above, we know that the gathering of the twelve tribes Israel are to take place when all other people round about them are yet in existent. They even are to have witnessed for themselves of how the Lord would have gathered His own, who have been scattered among the nations ever since long ago. However, before the gathering to take place from among the nations of the world, the Lord would have caused to come a great evil or a catastrophe to avenge against those who failed to observe the warning message as mentioned here below through Jeremiah 25 : 29 :  

25:29  For, Lo, I begin to bring evil on the city which is called by my name, and should ye be utterly unpunished ? Ye shall not be unpunished : for I will call for a sword upon all the inhabitants of the earth, saith the LORD of hosts.”

We may presume from that verse that it applies to the true Jerusalem. But if we read the whole chapter 25, specifically on verse 15 through 38, we may then come at verse 34 through 38 which deal with shepherd and the flock that actually should be the pasture of serenity and peaceful. Also this prophecy could not be thought to meet its fulfillment in Jeremiah’s time, because even up to our time now the wine of God’s wrath in the cup that should be given to the nations on earth to drink through Jeremiah was not as yet accomplished.  

And from verse 29 that said, “........... should ye be utterly unpunished? Ye shall not be unpunished.” This is to show us that the Lord God long beforehand knew well of the spiritual condition of His people of this time of the end ;  and we could have witnessed ourselves how the end time Jews of today (SDA Church) in the sermons to their flock are still of the thought that all the warnings in the Bible were not directed to them. They are still of the thought that those warnings were directed to the people of Israel and the Jews, even to the nations of the world. Whereas the promises of freedom and salvation were all belonging to them. 

2.    Those false prophets mentioned in the prophecy of Jeremiah:     Jeremiah 14 : 13-16;  23 : 16-32  :

14:13  Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! behold, the prophets say unto them, Ye shall not see the sword, neither shall ye have famine; but I will give you assured peace in this place.
14:14  Then the LORD said unto me, The prophets prophesy lies in my name: I sent them not, neither have I commanded them, neither spake unto them: they prophesy unto you a false vision and divination, and a thing of nought, and the deceit of their heart.
14:15 Therefore thus saith the LORD concerning the prophets that prophesy in my name, and I sent them not, yet they say, Sword and famine shall not be in this land; By sword and famine shall those prophets be consumed.
14:16 And the people to whom they prophesy shall be cast out in the streets of Jerusalem because of the famine and the sword; and they shall have none to bury them, them, their wives, nor their sons, nor their daughters: for I will pour their wickedness upon them.

23:15  Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts concerning the prophets; Behold, I will feed them with wormwood, and make them drink the water of gall: for from the prophets of Jerusalem is profaneness gone forth (wickdness) into all the land.
23:16  Thus saith the LORD of hosts, Hearken not unto the words of the prophets that prophesy unto you: they make you vain: they speak a vision of their own heart, and]not out of the mouth of the LORD.
23:17  They say still unto them that despise me, The LORD hath said, Ye shall have peace; and they say unto every one that walketh after the imagination of his own heart, No evil shall come upon you.
23:18  For who hath stood in the counsel of the LORD, and hath perceived and heard his word? who hath marked his word, and heard it?
23:19 Behold, a whirlwind of the LORD is gone forth in fury, even a grievous whirlwind: it shall fall grievously upon the head of the wicked.
23:20  The anger of the LORD shall not return, until he have executed, and till he have performed the thoughts of his heart: in the latter days ye shall consider it perfectly.
23:21   I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran: I have not spoken to them, yet they prophesied.
23:22  But if they had stood in my counsel, and had caused my people to hear my words, then they should have turned them from their evil way, and from the evil of their doings.
23:23   Am I a God at hand, saith the LORD, and not a God afar off?
23:24  Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith the LORD. Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the LORD.
23:25  I have heard what the prophets said, that prophesy lies in my name, saying, I have dreamed, I have dreamed.
23:26  How long shall this be in the heart of the prophets that prophesy lies? yea, they are prophets of the deceit of their own heart;

23:27  Which think to cause my people to forget my name by their dreams which they tell every man to his neighbour, as their fathers have forgotten my name for Baal.
23:28  The prophet that hath a dream, let him tell a dream; and he that hath my word, let him speak my word faithfully. What is the chaff to the wheat? saith the LORD.
23:29  Is not my word like as a fire? saith the LORD; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?
23:30  Therefore, behold, I am against the prophets, saith the LORD, that steal my words every one from his neighbour.
23:31   Behold, I am against the prophets, saith the LORD, that use their tongues, and say, He saith.
23:32  Behold, I am against them that prophesy false dreams, saith the LORD, and do tell them, and cause my people to err by their lies, and by their lightness; yet I sent them not, nor commanded them: therefore they shall not profit this people at all, saith the LORD.

In Jeremiah’s verses above we have found several mentions of  prophets, and those prophets would certainly be not of God.  This should have been understood, because they are against God and His program to pour out His wrath upon the Jews, whereas they are instead proclaiming peace and salvation, no war and no catastrophe to befall them as the people of God. These verses have been interpreted by SDA Church leadership to their ministers; or prophetically to the Jewish prophets in the time of Jeremiah. To which Jewish prophets were the words of Jeremiah addressed ? Let us read here below Jeremiah  23:20  :

“The anger of the Lord shall not return, until he have executed, and till he have performed the thoughts of his heart : in the latter days ye shall consider it perfectly.”  

It could now be understood that : Most of the words written by Jeremiah contain advices and warnings to the Jews to speedily repent, that they may escape from the wrath of God that would be poured out upon the Jews.  

  1. Besides the story of the experience and journey of Jeremiah the prophet, and the exile of the Jewish people in Babylon, the words of God addressed to Jeremiah were not as yet understood at the time they were written.   
  2. The prophecy of Jeremiah was not intended to be addressed to the Jewish people in the time of the prophet, but to the Jews that would come up in the time of the end. 
  3. From the fact that the words of Jeremiah have just been effectively understood in this time of the end, certainly then that all the advices and warnings should apply to the end time Jewish people. 
  4. It would not be fair and just to conclude that those words should have been applied to the Jews of Old, because at the time they were written they were not as yet understood. They have just been understood in this time of the end.  And they were no more of use for the Old Testament Jews.
  5. Just in this time of the end there shall come up the end time Jews as those prophesied by Jeremiah. 
  6. Due to the fact that Jeremiah had died long before the time of the end, the interpretation of his prophecies could no more be anticipated coming from him. 
  7. Jeremiah’s prophecies ever since the first time written up to the time he died, will always be sealed up to the time of the end. Just in the time of the end, then as well as the book of Daniel and others, they all will be unsealed and revealed by the end time prophets of those prophesied in Amos 3 : 7.  

So from all the deliberation above, there should have been concluded, that the prophets mentioned in Jeremiah 14 and 23 would have been none other than the gospel ministers of the Church of Seventh day Adventists and their Organization of the General Conference of SDA in USA.  

3.    The people of God who were to be called out of all nations …..

Jeremiah besides speaking of God’s people which were prophesied as Israel and Judah, this prophecy also spoke of how God’s people were to be gathered out of all nations on earth at the time when all the nations would have come to the close of world history.   

Jeremiah 25:15-33:

25:15  For thus saith the LORD God of Israel unto me; Take the wine cup of this fury at my hand, and cause all the nations, to whom I send thee, to drink it.
25:16  And they shall drink, and be moved, and be mad, because of the
sword that I will send among them.
25:17  Then took I the cup at the LORD’S hand, and made all the nations to drink, unto whom the LORD had sent me:
25:18   To wit, Jerusalem, and the cities of Judah, and the kings thereof, and the princes thereof, to make them a desolation, an astonishment, an hissing, and a curse; as  it is this day;
25:19  Pharaoh king of Egypt, and his servants, and his princes, and all his people;
25:20  And all the mingled people, and all the kings of the land of Uz, and all the kings of the land of the Philistines, and Ashkelon, and Azzah, and Ekron, and the remnant of Ashdod,
25:21  Edom, and Moab, and the children of Ammon,
25:22  And all the kings of Tyrus, and all the kings of Zidon, and the kings of the isles which are beyond the sea,
25:23  Dedan, and Tema, and Buz, and all that are in the utmost corners,
25:24  And all the kings of Arabia, and all the kings of the mingled people that dwell in the desert,
25:25  And all the kings of Zimri, and all the kings of Elam, and all the kings of the Medes,
25:26  And all the kings of the north, far and near, one with another, and all the kingdoms of the world, which are upon the face of the earth: and the king of Sheshach shall drink after them.
25:27  Therefore thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Drink ye, and be drunken, and spue, and fall, and rise no more, because of the sword which I will send among you.
25:28  And it shall be, if they refuse to take the cup at thine hand to drink, then shalt thou say unto them, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Ye shall certainly drink.
25:29  For, lo, I begin to bring evil on the city which is called by my name, and should ye be utterly unpunished? Ye shall not be unpunished: for I will call for a sword upon all the inhabitants of the earth, saith the LORD of hosts.
25:30 Therefore prophesy thou against them all these words, and say unto them, The LORD shall roar from on high, and utter his voice from his holy habitation; he shall mightily roar upon his habitation; he shall give a shout, as they that tread the grapes, against all the inhabitants of the earth.
25:31  A noise shall come even to the ends of the earth; for the LORD hath a controversy with the nations, he will plead with all flesh; he will give them that are wicked to the sword, saith the LORD.
25:32 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, Behold, evil shall go forth from nation to nation, and a great whirlwind shall be raised up from the coasts of the earth.
25:33  And the slain of the LORD shall be at that day from one end of the earth even unto the other end of the earth: they shall not be lamented, neither gathered, nor buried; they shall be dung upon the ground.

The first verses of chapter 25 seem to be an instruction to Jeremiah that he should go to proclaim to all nations on the earth ………  But   after reading the whole book of Jeremiah, and even up to the end of his life, we would have failed to find any information leading to the fact that Jeremiah had ever accomplished his commission to go to all nations of the earth. And there were no sanction ever found against him. Moreover after reading verse 31 and 32 it could be concluded that those verses were more prophetic to be fulfilled in the time of the end. Due to the fact that even up to now they are not as yet fulfilled.  In verse 31 we find the words : “the Lord hath a controversy with the nations, he will plead with all flesh; he will give them that are wicked to the sword,“ to show, that the catastrophe   that the wicked will be given to the sword, will be the same to befall the Laodicean Church of SDA of those wicked, who fail to observe the advices and warnings presented to them beforehand. The conclusion from the verse is, that the instruction from the Lord God to warn the nations would be the instructions to the end time Jeremiahs, to call out all the just who are still lingering in among the nations, because it would be impossible to have people repented out of the nations, when no message to repent could ever be first proclaimed to them, such as found in chapter 51 : 6, 45 “(6) Flee out of the midst of Babylon, and deliver every man his soul: be not cut off in her iniquity; for this is the time of the LORD’S vengeance; he will render unto her a recompence. (45) My people, go ye out of the midst of her, and deliver ye every man his soul from the fierce anger of the LORD.”
And then who are the end time Jeremiahs mentioned above? As well as spoken above, that the Lord would have gathered again the two Israelites peoples out from the four winds of the earth, then to those was Jeremiah commissioned to go to the whole nations on earth. And the Lord on His part would have certainly to act as follows :  

Jeremiah 31:33, 34:

31:33  But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.
31:34  And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD; for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.

50:20  In those days, and in that time, saith the LORD, the iniquity of Israel shall be sought for, and there shall be none; and the sins of Judah, and they shall not be found: for I will pardon them whom I reserve.

In verse 33 it is said, “after those days” , to show clearly that  the act of putting the law in their inward parts and write it in their hearts should have been accomplished after their return from the four winds of the earth, to have repossessed the land which ever before had been promised by the Lord to their ancestors.  So the people in the gathering of the just from the nations should have been spiritually changed, and no more implicated in any sin (Jeremiah 50 : 20). And this is similar as those presented in Ezekiel 36 : 26 – 31 here below :

36:26  But the king commanded Jerahmeel the son of Hammelech, and Seraiah the son of Azriel, and Shelemiah the son of Abdeel, to take Baruch the scribe and Jeremiah the prophet: but the LORD hid them.
36:27  Then the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah, after that the king had burned the roll, and the words which Baruch wrote at the mouth of Jeremiah, saying,
36:28  Take thee again another roll, and write in it all the former words that were in the first roll, which Jehoiakim the king of Judah hath burned.
36:29  And thou shalt say to Jehoiakim the king of Judah, Thus saith the LORD; Thou hast burned this roll, saying, Why hast thou written therein, saying, The king of Babylon shall certainly come and destroy this land, and shall cause to cease from thence man and beast?
36:30  Therefore thus saith the LORD of Jehoiakim king of Judah; He shall have none to sit upon the throne of David: and his dead body shall be cast out in the day to the heat, and in the night to the frost.
36:31  And I will punish him and his seed and his servants for their iniquity; and I will bring upon them, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and upon the men of Judah, all the evil that I have pronounced against them; but they hearkened not.

After carefully observing the words of God presented by Jeremiah the prophet, let us be willing and honest to ourselves for the sake of our own salvation and others, to evaluate whether we have been in the faith to voice the purification of the Church and to warn the people of the soon coming doom to befall the Laodicean Church of SDA, so that   we will be spiritually reformed and spiritually revived as those claimed in the meat in due season. Or are we yet to stubbornly reject every invitation of such presented to us, and then continue to preach smooth things to all others : “famine would never befall this country“, “You are always save” and “Catastrophe would never befall all of you !

Therefore, at such a time when the door of the ark is still open, and the chances for every one of us to receive gold tried in the fire, white raiment and the eye salve, even the additional oil into our lamp to enlighten the rest of our journey to the kingdom, as offered by the Lord God Himself without any payment on our part ; let us,  therefore, make use of all the offer, to show that we are  people that hungry and thirsty for the truth, not only in word but in practical doing as well ; that we are to ask, to seek and to knock, for every one that asks shall receive, and everyone that knocks shall the door be open unto him.  

The servant of the Lord, Mrs. Ellen G. White said :  

“It is necessary that our unity today be of a character  that will bear the test of trial ….. We have many lessons to learn, and many, many to unlearn. God and heaven alone are infallible. Those who think that they will never have to give up a cherished view, never have occasion to change an opinion, will be disappointed. As long as we hold to our own ideas and opinions with determined persistency, we cannot have the unity for which Christ prayed.” --- Testimonies to Ministers. p. 30.

“Many regard the threatening of the Bible as designed merely to frighten men into obedience, and not to be literally fulfilled. Thus the sinner can live in selfish pleasure, disregarding the requirements of God, and yet expect to be finally received into His favor. Such a doctrine, presuming upon God’s mercy, but ignoring His justice, pleases the carnal heart and emboldens the wicked in their iniquity.” -- The Great Controversy, p. 537.  
 

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Jakarta, November 2015
Author : Rein Terinathe