One saying of the Saviour
must not be made to destroy another.
Ellen G. White :
“One saying of the Savior must not be made to destroy another. Though no man knoweth the day nor the hour of His coming, we are instructed and required to know when it is near. We are further taught that to disregard His warning, and refuse or neglect to know when His advent is near, will be as fatal for us as it was for those who lived in the days of Noah not to know when the Flood was coming.” –
The Great Controversy, p. 371.
The day nor the hour mentioned by Mrs. White above is the time of the second advent of Jesus, not the day nor the hour of His coming in the Palestine. Whereas the time of His coming in the Palestine should have been informed us beforehand, because it is for investigating the cases of the living in the heavenly court of justice. Bro. Houteff said :
“Is there any way whereby we can determine the time of the opening of the seal, and the commencement of the judgment for the living ? If God so faithfully revealed to the living the commencement of the judgment for the dead (October 22, 1844), it cannot be possible that He would keep secret the time of the judgment for the living. If He did, we would have no present truth in the time of the last seal; neither could be there justice in such secrecy, nor could such judgment be legal. Therefore, a revelation of the judgment for the living, is of as great important as the revelation of the gospel itself. For the judgment (blotting out the sins) is the crowning act in the gospel of Christ. Thus we conclude that when the seal is opened, and the judgment for the living begins, we must know it. The day of atonement in its type proves the same, for the Israelites were well informed of the event, their duty, and the consequence.” – The Shepherd’s Rod, vol. 2, p. 220. (In brackets added).
The commencement of the judgment for the dead was proclaimed by Bro. William Miller to begin in October 22, 1844. Mrs. White had justified it. And those who refused to recognize it in the time of Miller were then fallen into the category of the foolish virgins. They then be deemed as the fallen Babylon that was predicted by the second angel message of Revelation 14. And how is it now with us ? Are we yet to regard the time setting of the coming judgment for the living still as a taboo ?
Time setting for the commencement of the judgment for the living is to fall at the same year wherein the prophecies of Ezekiel 9, and of Isaiah 66 : 15 – 17, and of Malachi 3 shall be fulfilled. At that same year the establishment of the coming kingdom in the Palestine would be realized. Bro. Houteff said :
“The Jews wanted a kingdom of their own, a kingdom of this world (saint and sinner in it). Yes, they wanted a kingdom on earth, but none in Heaven. What is more, they wanted it two thousand years ahead of schedule. Now, ironically, in the time of the restoration of the Kingdom, the Denomination takes an opposite attitude: It wants a kingdom in Heaven, but none on earth.” – Timely Greetings, Vol.1, No. 15, p. 20.
According to the schedule, the coming Kingdom would have been established 2.000 years after the first advent of Christ. When shall we start counting: from the year of His birth or from the year of His baptism in 27. Remember that we are now dealing with the law of the Kingdom of God, and the related law science must also be taken into consideration. So the year of His baptism must be taken to be the start of counting. It was just in that year when John the baptist had proclaimed Jesus to the Jews as their king, and that year too has been identified by how the Jews held rallies in the streets to welcome Jesus as their king. The servant of the Lord said :
“When the Son of man rode triumphantly into Jerusalem, they expected Him to be crowned king. The people flocked from the entire region about, and cried, “Hosanna to the Son of David.” Matthew 21 : 9.” – Life Sketches, p. 62.
It is God’s own schedule that the coming Kingdom is to be established in Palestine in 2.027, that is 2.000 years from the time the Jews expected Jesus to be their king after His baptism in 27.
And how could we find the day and the month of the year 2027 from Bro. Houteff’s own message to sustain his own statement in the Shepherd’s Rod, vol. 2, p. 220 ?
We are to study carefully the Tract No. 3, THE JUDGMENT AND THE HARVEST with the help of pictures of a cycle on page 55 and the other one entitled, The holy year and its main festivals. Please Visit our website : www.bible-prophecies.org on the article entitled : “SEALING TIME OF THE 144.000 ELECTED SAINTS OF GOD”.
Since the commencement of the judgment for the dead proclaimed by Bro. William Miller to begin in October 22, 1844. had been justified by both Mrs. White and Bro. Houteff, how could we still persist on saying that the day and the month and the year set for the coming judgment for the living in the heavenly sanctuary are against the message in Symbolic Code, vol.1, No. 4, p. 1. ?
From Bro. Houteff’s own pen
(The Symbolic Code, vol. 1, No. 4, p. 1)
“Dear Brethren :
‘Hearken “diligently with much heed.” In order to keep our garments unspotted from the ever flowing flood of errors and theories of men which have demolished the “old” SDA “platform” and pulled the “beautiful garments” (Isa. 52 : 1) of Zion’s “delicate” form, the following rules must be carefully kept to enable us all to speak the same thing --- raise up the foundations of many generations; “and be“ called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.” (Isa. 58 : 12).
“Teach the message as it is --- add nothing to it, neither take anything from it. Do not feel that it is your duty to answer everybody‘s questions, or to explain the whole Bible and the Spirit of Prophecy. Only a silly person attempts such a thing. The s c r o l l i s n o t y e t u n r o l l e d t h a t f a r. Do not go beyond what the Shepherd’s Rod has explained. ……………………. There was never a prophet who claimed to explain everything to his opponents even though the questions to be answered were concerning his own message. All those who demanded an explanation on every detail before taking their stand, fell into “the bottomless pit.“
“We have greater evidence in support of our message than the prophets could ever produce in their times. ……………………………..
“Do not weave into “The Shepherd’s Rod” message your own interpretations of the Bible and of Sr. White’s writings, nor any of your constructions on anything that is written therein before first submitting your points to t h i s o f f i c e …If your claim on a subject, which you may hold as being correct, is found so and accepted as of value by this office after a careful examination, we can have it published and distributed throughout our ranks, if that is your desire. But if we see no light in your verbal presentation or document of your claims, we shall so inform you as quickly as possible. Then if you do not feel clear to yield to our judgment, be you pleased to know that we shall not attempt to block your way of teaching the same, nor oppose those who wish to read or listen to your discourses. “Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind” is our position. (Rome 14 : 5).
“But if any of you are already guilty of teaching something of your own at the SRod’s expense, you will have 30 days from date in which you may, in writing, notify this office, stating the topic of your doctrine and your intention in reference to it. If it be your desire to retract, do so and there shall be nothing held against you. But if you fail to comply with the conditions herein stated, be you notified now that you may hand or send in your resignation within the time specified and we shall relieve you of any future obligations to our message.
“Any one violating this command will be dealt with as an unfaithful watchman, as one giving the trumpet an uncertain sound. See our tract #4, “The Latest News for Mother,” pp. 65, 66. --- Symbolic Code, vol.1, No. 4, p. 1.”
(Keep This Article in Your Notebook)
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The message available up to the year 1934 was found in only two books: the SRod volume 1 and 2. The Shepherd’s Rod vol. 2 was just finished in 1934. With so limited knowledge of the message available at that time, our pioneers had been advised not to feel that it is their duty to answer everybody’s questions or to explain the whole Bible and the Spirit of Prophecy, because the scroll is not yet unrolled that far. That is why Houteff said: ‘Teach the message as it is, add nothing to it, neither take anything from it. Do not weave into “The Shepherd’s Rod” message (of those two books) your own interpretations of the Bible and of Sr. White’s writings, nor any of your constructions on anything that is written in those books.
The condition now is altogether altered, because the scroll has been fully unrolled, and the golden oil has been emptied itself out from the two olive branches, and through the golden pipes into the golden bowl, which is upon the seven lamps of the candlestick of Zechariah 4. The hands of Zerubbabel have successfully laid the foundation of this house, which is the body of Christ in this time of the end. So suppose if those same restrictions enacted by Houteff in 1934 are yet to be carried out today, then the errors of placing the special resurrection and the time of Jacob trouble by Houteff in the SRod books, to occur in the sixth and the seventh last plagues, should always remain to be truth to be preserved up to now. In fact there are several more errors discovered in the SRod books that are no more held to be truth at this time. Note: No single statement left by Houteff to tell us openly of those errors that should be put out from the message of the two books. He had just later warned us of an antitypical Sanhedrin of today now leading at the Head Quarters of Davidian SDA in USA. as follows :
“Everything that can be done against God’s message of today will be done with even a greater vengeance than was manifest against Heaven’s message in the days of Christ’s first advent, for the Devil knows that if he loses now, he loses forever --- that he is to have no other chance. Unparalleled, therefore, is the urgency that every eleventh-hour church member now quickly and solidly brace himself against the Enemy’s effort to deliver a knockout blow. We must be alert, too, to realize that the blow is to come from surprisingly unsuspected foes --- from professed friends of the gospel, who are no less pious than were the priests in Christ’s day.“ -- The White House Recruiter, p. 33.
Since all the warnings are now being fulfilled in our midst, let us beware of the enemies, because they are professed friends of the gospel, who are no less pious than those Sanhedrin in the time of Jesus. They are the narrow minded fundamentalist leaders of the present Davidian SDA Organization in USA. Their only weapon to fight us is the above article of the Symbolic Code, vol. 1, no. 4, page 1. Those who first fall knockout unconsciously into their trap are the present truth believers who are now affiliated with them. Please beware not to use Bro. Houteff’ statement in the Symbolic Code, vol. 1, no.4, page 1 to fight his own statement in the Shepherd’s Rod vol. 2, p. 220 above. Thank you.
C o n c l u s i o n
“The s c r o l l i s n o t y e t u n r o l l e d t h a t f a r. Do not go beyond what the Shepherd’s Rod has explained. …………………….” -- Symbolic Code, vol.1, No. 4, p. 1.
This statement should not be applied for ever, because the scroll is not yet unrolled that far. Do not go beyond what the Shepherd’s Rod has explained at the time. Thus said the servant of the Lord Bro. Houteff.
And for the fundamentalist thinkers at this time let them also understand that those statements in the Symbolic Code are parts of the Rules of Implementation of the basic Law, which are changeable periodically. Only the Ten Commandments of the basic Law are immutable.