Lucifer – the fall from Heaven ?

satan cast out 5The Controversy Begins –

     “And the seventy returned again with joy, saying . . . Lord (Sovereign, King), even the devils are subject unto us through Thy name. And Jesus said unto them . . . I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven (why are you surprised? for it was I Who cast him out) !
     Behold, I give unto you power* to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you . . . !”     Luke 10:17-19

     “The history of the great conflict between good and evil, from the time it first began in heaven to the final overthrow of rebellion and the total eradication of sin, is also a demonstration of God’s unchanging love. 

     The Sovereign of the universe was not alone in His work of beneficence. He had an Associate –a Co-Worker who could appreciate His purposes, and could share His joy in giving happiness to created beings. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God (Deity, Divine) . . . The same was in the beginning with God.” John 1:1- 2. Continue reading

The Time is Now !

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     “Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples . . . and they are written for our admonition , upon whom the ends of the world are come !”     I Corinthians 10:11

     ” When the children of Israel were gathered out from among the Egyptians, the LORD said: “For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite all the first-born in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I Am the LORD (Jehovah, Yehuwah).”

And ye shall take a bunch of hyssop, and dip it in the blood that is in the basin, and strike the lintel and the two side posts with the blood that is in the basin; and none of you shall go out at the door of his house until the morning. For the LORD will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when He seeth the blood upon the lintel, and on the two side posts, the LORD will pass over the door, and will not suffer the destroyer to come in unto your houses to smite you . . . . And ye shall observe this thing for an ordinance to thee and to thy sons forever.” Exodus 12:12, 22-24.

The blood upon the lintel of the door symbolized the blood of Christ, Who alone saved the first-born of the Hebrews from the curse. Any one of the children of the Hebrews who was found in an Egyptian habitation was destroyed.

This experience of the Israelites was written for the instruction of those who should live in the last days (I Corinthians 10:11). Before the overflowing scourge shall come upon the dwellers of the earth, the Lord calls upon all who are Israelites indeed to prepare for that event.

To parents He sends the warning cry: Gather your children into your own houses; gather them away from those who are disregarding the commandments of God, who are teaching and practicing evil. Get out of the large cities as fast as possible. Establish church schools. Give your children the Word of God as the foundation of all their education. This is full of beautiful lessons, and if pupils make it their study in the primary grade below, they will be prepared for the higher grade above !”
– 6 Testimonies, p.194-195

The Dangers of evolution ?

The warnings of the Word of God regarding the perils surrounding the Christian church belong to us today. As in the days of the apostles men tried by tradition and philosophy to destroy faith in the Scriptures, so today, by the pleasing sentiments of higher criticism, evolution, spiritualism, theosophy, and pantheism, the enemy of righteousness is seeking to lead souls into forbidden paths.

To many the Bible is as a Lamp without oil, because they have turned their minds into channels of speculative belief that bring misunderstanding and confusion. The work of higher criticism, in dissecting, conjecturing, reconstructing, is destroying faith in the Bible as a Divine revelation. It is robbing God’s Word of power to control, uplift, and inspire human lives. By spiritualism, multitudes are taught to believe that desire is the highest law, that license is liberty, and that man is accountable only to himself (do as thou wilt, shall be the whole of the law. . .)

The follower of Christ will meet with the “enticing words” against which the apostle warned the Colossian believers. He will meet with spiritualistic interpretations of the Scriptures, but he is not to accept them. His voice is to be heard in clear affirmation of the eternal Truths of the Scriptures. Keeping his eyes fixed on Christ, he is to move steadily forward in the Path marked out, discarding all ideas that are not in harmony with His teaching. The Truth of God is to be the subject for his contemplation and meditation. He is to regard the Bible as the Voice of God speaking directly to him. Thus he will find the Wisdom which is Divine.  – Acts of the Apostles  p.472 – 474