One of the main benefits of union with God is the ability to see. This oneness is already ours. But when we are in a mindset of separation - which we are when in the law - we think we can see when we cannot. In separation, God is not how our mind has portrayed Him and neither are we. There is a reason why we need Jesus’ gospel of the Kingdom and not an outlandish gospel that grew out of Ellen White and the pioneers.
‘For if someone comes to you and preaches a Jesus other than the Jesus we preached, or if you receive a different spirit from the Spirit you received, or a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it easily enough’ 2 Cor 11.14 NIV.
‘As we have already said, so now I say again: If anybody is preaching to you a gospel other than what you accepted, let them be under God's curse!’ Gal 1.9 NIV. The scriptures above are warnings against revisionist gospels being preached as some new revelation. OBTUSE GOSPELS
One could write an essay on Being Obtuse. ‘Obtuse’ in common parlance means ‘dull’ with an inability to join the dots. According to the witness of the Spirit obtuse means possessing ears that will not see and ears that will not hear. It’s about a preference for ‘alternative facts’ over truth.
Someone wrote that, ‘The energy expended in being obtuse is enormous.’ It is. Whether conscious of our inability to see or not, the embrace of error exposes us to the fear of being wrong and the need to defend our territory of wrongness. The result is that we are always under siege. We must be on guard and industrious in shoring up our version of TRUTH.
But if it was the truth it would stand on its own feet in a cloud of revelation.
The effort necessary in maintaining the seed of deceit birthed by Ellen White is colossal. This seed, this alternative gospel of Ellen White; this weed, became a denomination that multiplied and called itself the truth. In place of Jesus as the logos and the spirit of life it posited the law as the hub of the universe. This is the law to which even Father, Son and Holy Spirit have been subordinated by this gospel of the shadow of death. Law in this narrative became God. Father and Holy Spirit were emasculated and Jesus was made false and small. The result for adherents was austerity doctrine and a culture of battery hens claiming to be eagles.
What was meant to be life without limit together with union with the person of our Father and fellowship with the trinity became an ideology and a tare. Those who were captured in this ‘other gospel’ were denuded of the Spirit of Sonship, captured by the Slave Woman and made lackeys of the law and the Sabbath.
Adventists may have a Sabbath but few possess spirit and life or rest in any real sense. Jesus announced that He Himself was the way, the truth and the life; that the yeast/seed of life that is His life invading ours is the new creation and the Kingdom of God.
The trinity is the womb of the universe and Jesus is the new creation alive in us. When Jesus is our life the trinity lives in us on earth and we live with them by the Spirit of Christ with them in heaven. Heaven is linked to earth through the Son of Man and heaven flows to your loved ones and those without faith through you!
Paul warned that when the law is retained. Christ has died for nothing, as far as the Believer is concerned. This is to say that the Adventist message claims to be Christian but is really a Christless substitute message for the gospel of the Kingdom. Paul is brutally forthright. Yet here is a denomination based on the centrality of this law and the efficacy of The Sabbath together with a small Jesus who according to Desire of Ages lived entirely to uphold the law. Adventism sends people to places like Mongolia and the Ukraine to capture gullible yet needy people in this gospel of non-life. It doesn’t get more obtuse than that!
‘The energy expended in being obtuse is enormous.’ Continually in fortress adventism, sermons focus on why we are right and the other guys are wrong. The ‘lesson study’ exists to advocate the Adventist Way, not the new and living way. It promotes the distorted cosmology of Ellen White and socialises adherents into a covenant that passed away more than 2000 years ago. Then the Adventist education system exists to indoctrinate children and young adults into Adventism as the mode and the door to salvation. But what it does is maintain people in Adam’s decrepit shed of the knowledge of good and evil.