Is there yet a discrimination, that only real Seventh day Adventists to be saved whereas Catholic Seventh day Adventists to be doom?
From the fact that the only salvation for the Laodicean Church of God in this time of the end, has been prophesied in the book of Revelation chapter 7, let us hear the statement of how John the Revelator has ever told us here below :
“And I heard the number of them which were sealed : and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousands of all the tribes of the children of Israel.” – Revelation 7 : 4.
To that end the servant of the Lord Mrs. White as founder of the Church had ever since the beginning said :
”Let us strive with all the power that God has given us to be among the 144.000.” – Review and Herald, March 9, 1905.
The book of Revelation is a complement of the prophetic book of Daniel. Since the book of Daniel and all other prophecies of the Old Testament have just been interpreted in this time of the end to meet the fulfillment of the prophecy of Amos 3 : 7, then the book of Revelation should have unavoidably to follow suit. And they all should have been addressed to the Laodicean Church of God, who are the twelve tribes Israelites of God in this time of the end.
However, since the ten tribes Israelites of the Old Testament ever since 721 B.C. have been scattered throughout the whole world, and through the process of assimilation they have lost all their national identities even up to this day. Then the only identity they still now have is their genetic identity, which is only the Lord God as Creator of mankind could have identified. However, the Jews of the two tribes still could be identified, because even up to now they are still dominating the Land of Palestine in the Middle East.
The Laodicean Church the only
place of accommodation for the twelve tribes Israelites of the time of the end.
Since from the fact that the 144.000 elected saints of God, according to apostle John in the Revelation chapter 7, should have come from the twelve tribes Israelites, and since John himself had ever said in the following words :
“And I looked, and lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father’s name written in their foreheads.
“These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins ……… and in their mouth was found no guile : for they are without fault before the throne of God.” - Revelation 14 : 1, 4, 5.
which means, that the 144.000 elected saints of God are not coming from the defiled women (representing the fallen Churches outside, who have been symbolized by the fallen Babylon in the second angel’s message of Rev. 14 : 8), because they are the virgins (of the ten virgins of the parable of Jesus in Matthew 25, representing the Laodicean Church of God or the SDA Church after her spiritual failures in 1888 General Conference held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA). Thus the 144.000 elected saints of God alone who have been symbolized by the wise virgins.
Since the parable of Jesus of the “Ten Virgins” in Matthew 25 has now met its fulfillment fully in the only Christian Church of this time of the end, which is the Laodicean Church of Seventh day Adventist, and since this is the only Church that meets the all prophetic words of Revelation 12 : 17 which have been revealed, it is therefore, unavoidably clear that those 144.000 elected saints of God should have come out from this Church.
After all the prophecies of the
Old Testament revealed and begin to be fulfilled
When the prophecy of Zechariah chapter 4 interpreted fully and after the Zechariah 4 : 6 met its fulfillment in the churches of Seventh-day Adventist, it is then unavoidably clear that all the sermons coming from the pulpits and even all the Sabbath School lessons coming from the Organization of the General Conference of SDA, have no more presented us with any Bible Truth that could be trusted for the salvation of our people. They no more presented us with any truth that is specifically applied for this modern times of the end. No more Law of God and its Rules of Implementation in the SPIRIT OF PROPHECY could ever be found in “the gardens and the trees (Isaiah 66 : 16, 17) that could ever be applied for personal purification and sanctification of those who are faithfully attending church services every Sabbath of the week.
That is the reason why those candidates of the 144.000 elected saints of God could no more be found lingering there from Sabbath to Sabbath and from year to year, only for listening to the same empty sermons and the non- progressive Sabbath School lessons from those who have been spewed out of Jesus’ mouth ever since 1935 up to this very day. They would be found just outside the buildings of the Organization of the angel of Laodicea, because the Laodicean Church of God has now become the Laodicean Church of Davidian Seventh day Adventist, which now have been temporarily scattered in the world as those prophesied in Zechariah 13 : 7.
Thus how could we find the candidates of the 144.000 saints of God at this time ? A long time before the servant of the Lord Mrs. White had ever said :
“God will arouse His people; if other means fail, heresies will come in among them, which will s i f t them, separating the c h a f f (not tares) from the w h e a t. The Lord calls upon all who believe His word to awake out of sleep. Precious light has come, appropriate for this time. It is Bible truth, showing the perils that are right upon us. This light should lead us to a diligent study of the Scriptures and a most critical examination of the positions which we hold.” – 5 Testimonies for the Church, pp. 707 – 708. (In brackets added)
Due to the fact that the statement by Mrs. White has never before met its fulfillment in her lifetime, even never before was it ever occurred in the time of Brother Houteff. Therefore, It must inevitably be addressed to us only, who are now living in this time of the end. The precious light which is appropriate for this time, has actually just come after the death of both the servants of the Lord. And just now is the precious light enlightening us, to show our perils that are right upon us. This light should lead us to a diligent study of the Scriptures and a most critical examination of the position which we now hold.
This means that there are prophecies that though have been interpreted and fully revealed by the servants of the Lord during their lifetimes, their fulfillment in the history of the world will be realized just now in our time. And that is the reason why, our positions which have been fully in accord with Houteff during his lifetime, they are yet to be realigned according to the will of God as those directed to us under the precious light that is appropriate for this time.
Two sample cases from the servant of the Lord Bro. Houteff (From the Answerer Book, vol. 4)
Question No. 93 :
“Although I am not a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, yet since I have the light on Ezekiel 9 and on the truth of the 144,000, will I fall in the slaughter of the wicked if I do not fully accept and live up to the light? And, conversely, will I be subject to the enjoyment of the privileges of the 144,000 and be one of them if I obey all the light of this message ?
“Even though you are not a member of the church, still you will be held accountable for the light which you have on the subject, for no one finds the truth accidentally, or sees it without the Holy Spirit's aid.
By the same law of accountability or sacred responsibility, even though you may have come into the message only recently you can be eligible for the election of the 144,000, if you live up to the message that is to purify and seal them. Whether or not for a certainty, however, you will be one of them, we do not know, but if you are faithful to the message, you will at least be one with them.”
I NOW BELIEVE, BUT AM I ENTITLED TO MEMBERSHIP ?
Question no. 94 :
“If one has read "The Shepherd's Rod" series and has learned and believes what the message teaches, would you advise him first to join, the Seventh-day Adventist Denomination ?
“If one has unreservedly accepted the whole Truth, his privilege and duty is to be baptized into church fellowship. But having studied the Third Angel's Message through the medium of the Rod, which is opposed by the Seventh-day Adventist ministry, he may consequently be denied baptism and membership by them. Nevertheless, if he has done all he can to receive baptism and to unite with the church, and they refuse to fellowship him, then his duty is to arrange with Mt. Carmel Center for baptism and membership.
“It is the having of one's name in the books, not merely of the church, but of heaven, that is the gilt-edged security of salvation. And it is the acceptance of the message of the hour, and a commensurate endeavor faithfully to obey all its teachings, that win the saint's fellowship and heaven' s son-ship certificate.
“As one witnesses for Present Truth, its enemies in the Denomination will oppose and disfellowship him if he already holds membership there but such deprivation must not discourage him. “Blessed are ye,” says the Lord, “when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man’ sake.” – Luke 6 : 22 :
"Hear the word of the Lord, ye that tremble at His Word; Your brethren that hated you, that cast you out for My name's sake, said, Let the Lord be glorified: but He shall appear to your joy, and they shall be ashamed." Isa. 66 : 5.
By the aid of the Holy Spirit
The answer from Bro. Houteff above testifies that every newcomer who came to embrace Davidianism in regard to the purification of the Laodicean Church in the future, they would have been aided by the holy Spirit. They are those who are to be saved by grace, according to the servant of the Lord. That is, they are first to be saved into the kingdom of heaven, which is represented by the Laodicean Church of God here on earth.
Furthermore from the same answer is found that the servant of the Lord was still holding to the ideas, that the 144.000 elected saints must come out from only the Laodicean Church of Seventh-day Adventist, who are to be the descendants of the Old Testament Israelites of the past, who are now represented by the ten virgins of the parable of Jesus in Matthew 25. Whereas those who come from outside the Laodicean Church of Seventh-day Adventist could not automatically become candidates of the 144.000 elected saints of God until their status be thoroughly cleared to be the descendants of the Old Testament Israelites of the past. This is the reason why he said :
“By the same law of accountability or sacred responsibility, even though you may have come into the message only recently, you can be eligible for the election of the 144,000 if you live up to the message that is to purify and seal them. Whether or not for a certainty, however, you will be one of them, we do not know, but if you are faithful to the message, you will at least be one with them.” – Answering the question no. 93.
Bro. Houteff failed to assure him for a certainty that he would be member of the 144.000 elected saints, because his background origin as descendent from the Old Testament Israelites was not yet clear.
Now let it be clear, that not everybody that comes from outside the Laodicean Church embracing the message of the present truth by the aid of the Holy Spirit will automatically be elected into the company of the 144.000 elected saints of God.
However, we have to remember that in the purification of the Laodicean Church in the future prophesied in Ezekiel chapter 9, Isaiah 66 : 16 – 20, and in Malachi 3 : 1, 2 there are only 144.000 living saints that escape. And they who are to escape together with them must unavoidably be those, who are to be raised in the special resurrection of Daniel 12 : 2. That is, they should first be laid down in the grave before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord in the future.
Now after the death of Bro. Houteff, all present truth believers and their associations of Davidian SDA respectively are now scattered in the world. Let alone after the statement in the prophecy of Zechariah 4 : 6 fully meet its fulfillment in our midst, we have to understand that the candidates of the 144.000 elected saints of God could no more be found together in the same Laodicean churches of Seventh-day Adventist. They would be found scattered in their own Laodicean associations of Davidian Seventh-day Adventist in many parts of the world.
Regarding the baptism
Success of a baptism depends not upon the minister who performs it, but upon the preparation on the part of the candidate himself, who wants to be baptized. He must, therefore, understand the whole doctrine on the purification of the Laodicean Church of God, before applying for baptism. That means, that after the baptism he should have been affiliated with the Laodicean Church of Davidian Seventh day Adventist, and no more with the Laodicean Church of Seventh-day Adventist. And so as a candidate of the 144.000 elected saint of God, he must be found in among the brethren who are now associated in small groups respectively and scattered in several places in Davidian in the world.
No discrimination for those
to be selected into the company of the 144.000
Regarding the 144.000 elected saints of God John the Revelator ever said: “These are they which were not defiled with women for they are virgins.” – Revelation 14 : 4.
The defiled women represent the fallen Churches of Babylon outside. The virgins represent the Laodicean Church of Seventh-day Adventists.
During the lifetime of Houteff only a small number of the candidates of the 144.000 elected saints were found with him in his Mount Carmel Center of the Davidian SDA in Waco, Texas, USA. Whereas most of them were still affiliating with the churches of the Organization of the spewed out angel of the Laodicean Church of Seventh-day Adventist. However, after the death of the servant of the Lord in 1955, his followers who have been associated respectively in several parts of the world, began to be gone astray. And these are they, who are in the prophecy of Zechariah 13 : 7 mentioned to be “the little ones”, who are always under the guiding hands of the Lord Jesus Himself. And so through the divinely appointed teachers, who have been dedicated to the work without the laying on of hand, they would always be under His guiding hands up to the time when He will suddenly stand on the Mount Sion and with Him are the 144.000 elected saints of God.
And since the 144.000 elected saints of God have been prophesied to be the twelve tribes Israelites of this time of the end, and since they are to be chosen out from only the Laodicean Church of God, it should then be understood that the Laodicean Church of Seventh-day Adventist and the Laodicean Church of Davidian Seventh-day Adventist would unavoidably be the only places of accommodation, from which the end time Israelites of the 144.000 elected saints of God should have been chosen and called out through the message of the purification of the Laodicean Church.
The sample cases presented by Bro. Houteff himself (above) is to show us, that there are coming from outside in this time of the end several more peoples to embrace the message of the purification of the Laodicean Church. They may possibly be coming from the Catholic Churches, or from the Protestant Churches, even possibly also from those of Buddhist and Moslem background of religious beliefs, and so on.
When their personal testimonies be found similar to the testimony of the one mentioned by Bro. Houteff in his booklet “ANSWERER” book 4, above, who dares to deny the fact, that they also have gotten the aid of the Holy Spirit of God, for having the same background origin of the twelve tribes Israelites of the past ? Are they not having the same right to be called into the company of the 144.000 elected saints of God in the future ?
Let it be understood that whomsoever at this time of the end, is willing to repent by embracing the Law and the SPIRIT OF PROPHECY, their presence should unavoidably be found in the Laodicean Church of Davidian Seventh day Adventists, who are now scattered in many places in the world. However, the Lord Himself has promised through the prophecy of Zechariah 13 : 7, that the Lord would have turned His hand upon them, which means that they would always be under the guidance of His own. And in their midst will be found the divinely appointed teachers of the Rod, whose dedication to the work is without the laying on of hands before a congregation. And they will be the only ones who are authorized of God to make us see eye to eye, to have the same mind, and to speak the same things. And this is the main identity of the 144.000 elected saints of God in the near future.
No discrimination either during
the first nor during the second fruits harvest
The servant of the Lord Mrs. White ever said :
“Among earth’s inhabitants, scattered in every land, there are those who have not bowed the knee to Baal. Like the stars of heaven, which appear only at night, these faithful ones will shine forth when darkness covers the earth and gross darkness the people. In heathen Africa, in the C a t - h o l i c lands of Europe and of South America, in China, in India, in the islands of the sea, and in all dark corners of the earth, God has in reserve a firmament of chosen ones (the elected saints of the 144.000) that will yet shine forth amidst the darkness, revealing clearly to an apostate world the transforming power of obedience to His law. Even now (in the time of the loud cry) they are appearing in every nation, among every tongue and people; and in the hour of deepest apostasy, when Satan’s supreme effort is made to cause “all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond,” to receive, under penalty of death, the sign of allegiance to a false rest day (Sunday law), these faithful ones, “blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke,” will “shine as lights in the world.” Revelation 13 : 16; Philippians 2 : 15. The darker the night, the more brilliantly will they shine.” – Prophets and Kings, pp. 188, 189. (In the brackets added)
C o n c l u d e d
Our Lord is a God of justice, which is based upon the Basic Law of His Kingdom. The basic Law is the Ten Commandments and its Rules of Implementation is the Spirit of Prophecy. No justice could ever be found anywhere in the universe outside of the Law of Love which is of God’s own character and His will. That is the reason why, that those who began to teach that only those real Seventh day Adventists are to be saved, whereas the other Catholic Seventh day Adventists are to be doom, they have been miss-representing God of justice and His Truth among our honest people of this time of the end. Beware of those, dear friends of the gospel, because they are very skillful, and they have the capacity to teach well. Do not be so easy to be drawn into their camp, because Jesus Himself had ever promised us through His prophet Zechariah (Zechariah 13 : 6, 7) that after the death of the servant of the Lord Bro. Houteff, the Lord Jesus would have turned His hand upon all the little ones, who are the associations of Davidian SDA now scattered in many places in the world, who survived the death of Bro. Houteff and his Organization of Mount Carmel Center in Waco, Texas, USA.
Blessed be to you and me, who are now affiliated in the Laodicean Church of Seventh-day Adventists or in the Laodicean Church of Davidian Seventh-day Adventists, who are now scattered here and there in the world. Blessed be to all of us, because these all are the facts that we are the end time Israelites, we are the descendants of the twelve tribes Israelites of the Old Testament. From among our midst the 144.000 elected saints of God will be called out. Whether you are Seventh-day Adventists or Catholic Seventh-day Adventist, without any discrimination we are all as Laodiceans of this time of the end will be called out to the fore.