Jesus said no one would know the day or the hour of His return to the earth. Nevertheless, William Miller put together a jumble of unrelated scriptures and came up with the notion that Jesus would return in 1844.
When he didn’t romp home in the clouds and no one saw Him, people attempted to account for their mistake and committed the same folly over again. They strung together a bunch of unrelated scriptures and came up the with the Investigative Judgement – a position that contradicted scripture and revealed a glaring witlessness about what Father had achieved for us in Jesus. With this humbug came a paralysing ignorance of the new covenant and how it undid the knowledge of good and evil, replaced Adam’s bisected realm with oneness in Christ and abolished the law. Not to usher in lawlessness and cheap grace but the new and living way that is Christ our life and our righteousness.
“For through the law I died to the law so that I might live for God. I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing!” Gal 2.19-21 NIV.
Is the gospel of Jesus, John and Paul not clear enough? You yourself in this age are the righteousness of God in Christ. You are a son of God. So what will you choose. The poverty mentality that is Adventism or the abundance that is Christ and His gospel of the Kingdom?
‘One ring to blind them’ … The ring that binds Adventism is the belief that Mrs White spoke for God.
To this day Adventism has not emerged from Adam’s knowledge of good and evil and Moses’ law of sin and death. It wallows in a retrograde gospel that annuls the effect of the cross and negates entirely our life in the Spirit. It has no knowledge of the new covenant and Christ as our life. It is a mechanical religion of the head, quite devoid of the Spirit. With no access to spirit and life it has sentenced itself to an obsession with the body. The Health Message is in an attempt to outwit spiritual torpor and dullness of soul – hoping to achieve by diet and vegetarianism a faintly ignited body. Why? Because it has re-incarnated into itself the law, overlooked the incarnation of God in us and denied Christ come in the flesh. Christ comes in the flesh by the Spirit and by His incarnation into our being to make His life our own. This is your individual hope and the only real hope of the world.
‘Jesus replied, "Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them’ John 14.23 NIV.
Not satisfied with ignoring scripture and committing a seismic act of disobedience over date setting for the second coming, Adventism went on to make religion out of the law. The pioneers, in their folly did this, when Jesus, Father and Holy Spirit had already declared this passé and made a Kingdom out of Jesus life as ours. Jesus makes a church without human hands. No law here, no human contrivance at all. Just Spirit. Just Christ come in people’s flesh to drive out death and the mindless striving that is lawlessness.
‘To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them’ Isa 8.20 KJV.
Adventism is a curious natural experiment in which it is demonstrated that a whole denomination can be built on mistakes and false premises. Quite intelligent people have absorbed the delusion of Adventism. Evangelists trudged the back roads of Mullumbimby and missionaries criss-crossed the pacific to take the Advent Message of nonsense and deception to unsuspecting islanders who absorbed death in the name of life. But the Kingdom of God is not known by intelligence or by education but by revelation. Bible truth is known through the Jesus Lens. Not through tendentious Bible studies.
‘Then the man who had received one bag of gold came. 'Master,' he said, 'I knew that you are a hard man, harvesting where you have not sown and gathering where you have not scattered seed’ Matt 25.24 NIV.
Repent of saying God is ‘a hard man’ and throwing your inheritance in the ground. Stop living in your contrived poverty mentality and live in your riches. You have a life in Christ already that is yours, that cannot be taken away from you. You have fellowship with the trinity and you and Father are one. Live in your inheritance and rejoice in where He has placed you.
‘Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world’ 1 John 4.1-3 NIV.