How the Three Angels Messages of Revelation 14 Relate to the End Times-Conclusion
The SDA Church is a divine antidote to 21st century thinking with their emphasis on Revelation 14:6-12. It points to a remnant who keep God's commandments and have faith that Jesus had. The Seventh-day Adventist Church has been raised up by God, after the Great Disappointment of 1844, to deliver the three angel's messages to warn the world of a time of persecution followed by the second coming of Jesus Christ. Ours is the only denomination that puts emphasis on Revelation 14:6-12, a judgment hour message, and the high priestly ministry of Jesus Christ! All other second coming movements in the 19th century died out! We have the last warning message to a dying world.
Some ministers who have lived before us have had a proper understanding of present truth. There are ideas revealed by God to further advance His cause which are revealed to sincere seekers of truth at particular times in earth's history. John Robinson was the pastor of the church the Pilgrims attended before they left for the new world. He had a keen understanding of the church in his day. Christians were making no effort to study for the purpose of learning what new truths God had in store for them. His parting words to them prior to their voyage are described here:
"In 1620 John Robinson took occasion to also miserably bewaile the state and condition of the Reformed churches, who were come to a period in Religion, and would goe no further then the instruments of their Reformation: As for example, the Lutherans they could not be drawne to goe beyond what Luther saw, for whatever part of God’s will he had further imparted and revealed to Calvin, they will rather die then embrace it. And so also, saith he, you see the Calvinists, they stick where he left them: A misery much to bee lamented"
This sort of provincial thinking in the religious world is compounded by misguided thinking. There is:
- ✔ Preterism (prophecy was fulfilled long ago)
- ✔ Futurism (prophecy will be fulfilled way in the future
- ✔ God is dead
- ✔ Evolution, ie God didn't create anything... man evolved
- ✔ Secular humanism ie man can control his destiny
- ✔ Cultural relativism ie one belief system is as good as another
- ✔ Communism ie the collective is more important than the individual
- ✔ Dispensationalism ie the modern country of Israel is a fulfillment of prophecy
We worship the God who created all things. The Ten Commandments even mention a day of the week designed for humanity to worship the God of creation. The Sabbath day has never been abolished or changed by God, but man has attempted to change the day of worship. The passage of time will not change error into truth. The fact that the vast majority of Christians find some excuse not to obey the Ten Commandments does not mean that the Ten Commandments have been abolished.
The United States is completely unique in human history with regard to individual freedoms guaranteed by its founding documents. Among them is the freedom to worship according to dictates of conscience. Nobody has the right to force their will on others. But, the Bible says that will happen at the risk of death.
After several days of hard rain, the Johnstown Flood occurred on May 31, 1889, after the catastrophic failure of the South Fork Dam on the Little Conemaugh River 14 miles upstream of the town of Johnstown, Pennsylvania causing $17 million in property damage and 2,208 deaths. The lake was a little over two miles long, a little over a mile wide at its widest spot, and 60 feet deep at the dam itself. At 3:10 pm the South Fork Dam “just moved away”. 20 million tons of water went roaring down the valley toward Johnstown with the force of Niagara Falls. By the time it reached Johnstown, at 4:07 p.m., the flood appeared as a rolling hill of debris more than 30 feet high and nearly half a mile wide. It took 10 minutes for the waters of Lake Conemaugh to pass through Johnstown. Mrs. Ogle was the telegraph operator in Johnstown. She stood by the telegraph key with courage, sending words of warning to those in danger in the valley below. When every station in the path of the coming torrent had been warned she wired her companion at South Fork, “This is my last message,” and as such it shall always be remember as her last words on earth. Instead of escaping, she stayed at her post and warned cities downstream while the water overcame her. Just like her, we are to show courage and deliver a message. It is the final warning message to a dying world. Our message will have eternal consequences. There is a storm coming. Just like the Johnstown flood, people today know that bad things are happening and worse things are on the way. One person had the presence of mind and courage to stand at her post and warn others. We have been called to stand and deliver as well! For over 170 years, Seventh-day Adventists have been delivering a specific message outlined in Revelation 14. Each and every Seventh-day Adventist is enjoined to do his or her part.
Food for Thought
The true ground of divine worship, not of that on the seventh day merely, but of all worship, is found in the distinction between the Creator and his creatures. This great fact can never become obsolete, and must never be forgotten.” It was to keep this truth ever before the minds of men, that God instituted the Sabbath in Eden; and so long as the fact that he is our Creator continues to be a reason why we should worship him, so long the Sabbath will continue as its sign and memorial.
"Though the last act of Satan be to unite all the wicked of the earth in the worship of the beast, and to attempt the utter extermination of the saints; yet God has said the saints shall triumph!" The Three Messages of Revelation 14:6-12 PARTICULARLY THE THIRD ANGEL'S MESSAGE, AND TWO-HORNED BEAST, JOHN N. ANDREWS, REVIEW AND HERALD PUBLISHING CO.: BATTLE CREEK, MICH; CHICAGO, ILL.; TORONTO, ONT.; ATLANTA, GA, 1892, P. 144)
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