Editorial – Are you Ready for the Future?

“Our people need to understand the oracles of God; they need to have a systematic knowledge of the principles of revealed truth, which will fit them for what is coming upon the earth and prevent them from being carried about by every wind of doctrine.” Testimonies, vol. 5, 273.

“Christians should be preparing for what is soon to break upon the world as an overwhelming surprise, and this preparation they should make by diligently studying the word of God and striving to conform their lives to its precepts.” Prophets and Kings, 626.

Who is Your Leader?

“It is a marvel to the angels that human beings should choose to be incapable of realizing how greatly Christ humiliated Himself in their behalf. They marvel that men and women do not rejoice to acknowledge Christ as their Saviour, to accept Him as their Leader, and to follow His example of self-denial.” The Signs of the Times, December 20, 1905.

“There is to be no compromise with those who make void the law of God. It is not safe to rely upon them as counselors.” Selected Messages, Book 2, 371.

Christians cannot be faithful to the above counsels and at the same time fraternize with those who do not keep the commandments of God or follow the testimonies of His spirit. Christians cannot become members or associates of secret societies, or of confederacies labeled as a brotherhood of workers, or of confederacies that are labeled as an association to promote Christian unity. This has been done repeatedly in secret for decades but especially since 1982—Adventists have joined themselves with the ecumenical movement and in so doing denied the faith of the three angels messages. (This is the hidden reason behind much persecution Adventists are having in many countries.) Also, since the early 1980s Adventists have yoked up with lawyers and legal entanglements just as J. H. Kellogg did over one hundred years ago during the time of the alpha of deadly heresies. What will be the end of these things? Only the Lord knows. He has said through His messenger, “The developments of these last days will soon become decided. When these spiritualistic deceptions are revealed to be what they really are—the secret workings of evil spirits—those who have acted a part in them will become as men who have lost their minds. Letter 311, October 30, 1905, to Brethren Daniells and Prescott and their associates.” This Day With God, 312.

What side are you on? We should know without a doubt on what side we are exerting our influence.