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CALVINISM in CHRISTIANITY and in CHRISTIAN ADVENTISM

 

The modern theology of Calvinism is that of defeated Christians living in sin! John Calvin, an ordained priest rebelled against popery and was considered a type of protestant. Yet Dr. Martin Luther would not even shake his hands because of his heresy. John Calvin borrowed heavily from St. Augustine, a kind of plagiarism. The teachings of Augustine came from the second and third century ´┐┐Gnosticism.

Defeated Christians? That sounds like an oxy-moron and a contradiction in terms you say. And you are right. Calvinist Baptists, Calvinist Presbyterians, Calvinist Adventists, they all believe in keeping on sinning. Like Martin Luther who said that he can sin a 1000 times a day and not loose his salvation makes a mockery of the cross of Christ and why was Adam and Eve expelled for one sin. Keep in mind that both Calvin and Luther came from the Augustinian order believing in once saved always saved.

Here is what the Bible says: "What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid! How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein? -Romans 6:1,2.

Evangelicals use to believe in the Heidelberg confession: Question 89: "What is the dying of the old man?" Answer: "Heartfelt sorrow for sin; causing us to hate and turn from it always more and more."---Creeds of Christendom, Vol. 3, p.339ed1919.

It is shocking that modern Calvinism is contradicting the Bible in many places as we shall shortly explain and fallen from grace into disgrace and sin.
John Calvin has unnecessary split Christianity and could be classed as cult.

To explain the infiltration of Calvinism into Adventism, we must first go back to the war in heaven [Revelation 12:7]. And the continuation of the war in heaven here on earth is mirrored in Calvinism.

"And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels." [Revelation 12:7].KJV

"The Dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ." [Revelation 12:17].KJV {Note: a woman represents a church Jer.6:2].

John Calvin, if alive today, would not recognize his teachings anymore! Calvinism has changed and broken up into divisions. They now teach that our Lord JESUS had the nature of un-fallen Adam and therefore He could not be our example and sin.  Only He could obey the law or the commandments of GOD and that no one can keep the Ten Commandments.

But what does the Bible say?
"For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham." [Hebrews 2:16]KJV
"Concerning His Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh." [Romans 1:3]KJV

"Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren." [Hebrews 2:17,first part] KJV.

There is no doubt that modern Calvinism has deviated from the original teachings of their master John Calvin and the Bible.

The death Sentence!
The penalty of death given to Ananias and Sapphira [Acts chapter 5] serves as a warning and example to all would be Calvinists and Calvinists in Adventism. Just for one single sin [deception], one lie, they were executed by the Holy Spirit.


Why were the Devil and his angels cast out of heaven? We all know that the controversy began with the devil trying to overthrow his Creator GOD and take His place [Isaiah 14:12-17;Ezekiel 28:13-19]. I would like for you to focus your attention on 'how' the devil tried to do this and the lever that he used in his attempt to pry GOD off His throne.

                                                                             When Satan rebelled against the law of Jehovah, the thought that there was a law came to the angels almost as an awakening to something unthought of. [Thoughts from the Mount of Blessings,p.109]. They operated on the law of love. Love for their Creator and love for their fellow beings and, for them, that was sufficient. It was not necessary to explain to an unfallen angel that if you loved someone you would not lie to him. That was self evident to him. He could figure that out by himself. The law of love was all the angels needed and it was all they had.
                  However, when GOD saw the rebellious thoughts in Lucifer's heart, He spelled out His law in a heavenly council. [Is that why it is hidden in the ark?] the Devil saw here a chance to accuse GOD and say that His creatures could not obey. If this was true, how could He possibly be a GOD of love?
            Christ, the Son of GOD, heard that lie and determined that He would prove it to be false. He made plans to come to this world to live the law in humanity, that Satan's charges, that man cannot keep the law, might be demonstrated to be false. [Romans 8:3+4].

Revealing the Devil's lie
There were two aspects of Satan's accusations that had to be met. If CHRIST came to this earth with any advantage over us He could not truly be our example. Also, if CHRIST had access to any power to help Him resist temptations that we do not have access to, then His demonstration would be phony and would prove nothing.

                                                                 When Adam fell in the garden of Eden, Satan said, "See, that proves that GOD gave a law that no one can obey [keep holy]. When the conditions reached such a terrible state before the flood, again he could say, "See, that proves that GOD has a law that man could not obey." When the Jewish church wandered so far away from GOD, he could say the same.

Then JESUS came. At the end of His life He could say "who convinces Me of sin?" "The prince of this world comes and has nothing in Me." [John 8:46; 14:30] The victory was full and complete and it once and for all disproved the Devil's greatest lie.
Are you beginning to understand the meaning Ellen G. White's first vision she had? In this vision she seemed to be above the world and she was looking for the Advent people. She could not find them by looking down at the earth. The angel said, look again, and look a little higher. GOD'S last day people have been called to follow our Lord in hat magnificent demonstration that He gave to us - and prove to the universe that GOD'S law can be kept perfectly by the fallen sons of Adam.

The birth of two heresies
Continuing down through history we come to the Protestant Reformation. In the reformation days the state church, the Roman Catholic, stood on the principle that man cannot obey the law of GOD. Maybe a few saints could, but the rest could not. They had to invent the doctrine of purgatory in order to take care of the problem of man's inability to stop sinning while on this earth.

The Reformation went very well in the beginning, but quickly ran into trouble. Since that time there have been two theological opinions coming to us from the Reformation. One is that what we call Armenian-Methodist-Wesleyan- theology. The other is called Calvinism, which embraces the Reformed, the Presbyterians and the majority of those churches who, today call themselves Evangelicals including Baptists.

Within each of these two schools of thought the Devil developed a theory to destroy their testimony to the world. In the Armenian ideology, he developed the doctrine that the law of GOD has been nailed to the cross so that it needs no longer to be kept. Within Calvinism he took an entirely different approach. He led man to teach that the law of GOD was not nailed to the cross, it is still binding, but it cannot be obeyed. And since that GOD knows that we cannot obey His law, He does not want us to waste our strength in vain endeavors to do that which is impossible, so we must just trust in Him to continually forgive us 'in' our sins. And so the argument in Calvinism has been simply in repetition to the Devil's delight and great lie.
I must point out that neither of these errors were in the original Armenian or the original Calvinism. John Wesley preached in a rip-roaring sermon once in which he said that anyone who declares that the law of GOD is nailed to the cross is one of the worse enemies the gospel ever had. He would never had said that the law of GOD was abolished, and neither would John Calvin have ever said that the law of GOD could not be obeyed. And so it was a corruption in Calvinism that brought Adventism to the point it was in 1888 A.D.

Calvinism and Adventism in 1888
In 1888 there were three major issues that were contended: an organizational problem, a spiritual problem which was rebellion against the 'Spirit of Prophecy', and a theological problem, an invasion of Calvinism.
                          Many had thought that the problem was over the law in Galatians. But the hassle over the law in Galatians was only a symptom, not the problem. Ellen G. White said that there was no sense in making such a debate over that. It is not that important. But the larger problem, an angel told her in vision, had been going on for years. In Testimonies volume 5,76, she wrote this warning: "Many people who preach the truth to others are themselves cherishing iniquity." and again: "What can I say to arouse our people? I tell you not a few Ministers who stand before the people to explain the Scriptures are defiled. Their hearts are corrupt, their hands unclean." [Ibid 78].

These Ministers had been living failures in their Christian life, and, in order to excuse their failures, they were advancing the arguments of Calvinism. On the first Sabbath of the 1888 General Conference of Seventh day Adventists, Ellen White spoke these words to the assembled ministers and delegates: "Now, what we want to present is how you may advance in the divine life. We hear many excuses: I cannot live up to this or that. What do you mean by this or that? Do you mean that it was an imperfect sacrifice that was made for the fallen race on Calvary, that there is not sufficient grace and power granted us that we may work away from our own natural defects and tendencies, that it was not a whole Savior that was given us? Or do you mean to cast reproach on GOD?" [1888 materials,122].

The idea that GOD has given a law that His creation cannot obey, is the Devils greatest lie, and it was invading Adventism in 1888. And so Calvinism was refuted and did not give the Adventist church very much more trouble until the 1950's when Calvinism invaded the Adventist church again.

Walter Martin
In the 1950's, a certain scholar, named Walter Martin, visited some Leaders in Adventism. He wanted to write a book about Adventists, describing them as a cult. After some hesitation, the Adventists set up conferences with him, and in an attempt to persuade him that Seventh-day Adventists are not a cult, they gave him a statement to the effect that the Seventh-day Adventist Church had always believed just like the Calvinists believe: that our Lord Jesus Christ came to this earth in the human nature of unfallen Adam.

A book called "The Word Made Flesh" by Dr. Ralph Larson has 1200 statements to the opposite. A book called "Question On Doctrine" was especially printed by the Adventist leaders for Walter Martin and his evangelicals, but was withdrawn from publication until 2003 when the Adventist leaders republished it. It is doubtful that they made any sales.
Walter Martin in a meeting with the Seventh-day Adventist leaders made this very bold statement: "No one here can keep the Ten Commandments."  Now these leaders should have objected to this and said, is the Holy Spirit empowered Christian so week that he/she cannot stop swearing and cursing? Always wanting to worship idols? Committing adultery, falsehood, lying and stealing? Can't stop coveting or keep the Sabbath day holy? But instead, they remained silent in order to please the rest of fallen Babylon [Christianity] and find acceptance.

Leeroy Froom, best known for his massive work 'Prophetic Faith of our Fathers' and one of the Adventist leaders present at the dialog with Walter Martin, then wrote 'Movement of Destiny' partly in defense of Question on doctrines published in 1971.

Calvinism in Adventism also had help from Robert Daniel Brinsmead, a self taught theologian, who first taught perfectionism, then studied the history of Protestants which made him turn away from his Adventist faith. Today he runs for politics and an amusement park and no longer sure of his salvation in Christ.

The other character was Dr. Desmond Ford who studied in Manchester England under FF Bruce and came home with another brand of Calvinism to sow the seed at Avondale college in Australia. He was consequently defrocked and started out his own ministry called 'Good News Unlimited.' Ford put perfectionism so high that it was impossible to reach. The problem is, you do not need to be perfect in order to keep GOD'S Ten Commandments even though GOD tells us to be perfect even as He is.

In 1952, only short years before the book "Questions on Doctrines" was written in favor of the Evangelicals with their Calvinist understanding, F. D. Nichols, editor of Adventist's main publication, "The Review and Herald", published a book called "Answers to Objections". Referring to the ex-Seventh-day Adventists Nichols writes: "He speaks militantly of the 'finished work of Christ on the cross. [p. 751]
Nichols then goes [on] to some pains to show that such position is void of logic:
"Of those who charge us of teaching strange doctrines because we believe that CHRIST'S work of atonement for sin was begun rather than completed on Calvary we ask the question: 'If a complete and final atonement was made on the cross for all sins, then will not all be saved.' for Paul says that 'He died for all."

Are we to understand you being a Universalist? 'No' you say, 'not all men will be saved'. Well then, are we to understand that you hold that CHRIST made complete atonement on the cross for only a limited few, and that His sacrifice was not world embracing, but only partial? That would be predestination in its worst form. [ATO 1952, p408] [/end of quote]! That is exactly what Calvinists believe!

Adventists will agree with you that it was a complete atonement of CHRIST on the cross of Calvary, but not a finished one. From the finished atonement comes the modern heresy of OSAS [Once saved, always saved] when people say that they were born again at such and such a time and since JESUS done it all, there is nothing left for me to do and I can go on sinning. JESUS was judged for me at the cross and therefore I will not have to be judged, they say.

Is this so? Let's see what the Bible says: "Being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus; Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God." [Romans 3:24,25]
Here it clearly states in the word of our GOD that the forgiveness of our sins is only for the past life as soon as we come to CHRIST and faith. We become as clean as virgins Paul says in 2.Cor.11:2. And since the Holy Spirit is only given to those who obey [Acts 5:32] Satan counterfeits the spiritual rebirth to the disobedient 2.Cor.11:13-15] and deceives if possible the very elect of God [Matthew 24:24] and again:

"For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God; and if first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God? And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?." 2.Peter 4:17,18
 
"What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid! How shall we that are dead to sin, live any longer therein? Romans 6:1,2

The Bible teaches death to self and sin and not OSAS. The day of "AT-ONE-MENT taught by the Old Testament was not at the sacrificial altar and the slaying of the lamb, it was at the annual cleansing of the sanctuary Temple of GOD. The cross of Christ is a complete atonement, but it is carried into the heavenly sanctuary of which the earthly was only a copy. Catholics and Protestant Reformers did not study this.

Do we keep forgiveness of our sins up to date by going to the confession box or prayer? Why would the New Testament tell us that Jesus Christ is our great high priest in the heavenly original interceding for us?

In 1970 Walter Chantry a Baptist Evangelist brought out a booklet entitled "Today's Gospel Authentic or Synthetic?". In it he lamented the fact that evangelism had come to a halt because Christianity is no longer preaching the holy law of GOD, the Ten Commandments as the needle to wound the transgressor so that the gospel bandages may be applied. When Christianity took the character of our GOD out of circulation, sinners knew no longer what sin was and therefore could not find forgiveness.
                        In the days of instant coffee and instant tea, Christianity had invented instant salvation which is contrary to the Bible. Adventism sounded the "Three Angel's Messages of Revelation 14:6-12 announcing the fall of modern Babylon [Christianity] which is apostasy or backsliding. With no law to point out sin, sin is stockpiling up to heaven for Babylon [Revelation 18:1-4]

Let the Lord Himself enter the argument: "Not every one that says unto Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven." And what is the 'will' of His Father in heaven? That we become like GOD in sinless character to be fit for heaven and not keeping on sinning [see 1.Thess.4:3] which is sanctification and the 'mark' or 'sign' of GOD'S sanctification is Sabbath keeping  "Moreover also I gave them my Sabbaths, to be a sign between them and me, that they may know that I am the Lord that sanctifies them." [Ezekiel 20:12,20]

Which means that Christians may have been born again, but not been sanctified by GOD Himself. The truth is only in the mouth but not in the heart. See also under "Sanctification"[ which opens up in a new window]. Christians that willfully sin and despise CHRIST'S Seventh-day Sabbath which He says is for all men and not just for the Jews [Mark 2:28] will eventually idolize the counterfeit Sunday Sabbath and a counterfeit sanctification program.

Sin remains, but does not reign [Romans 6:14;8:1-7]. While we born again Christian fight the good fight of faith which works by love and keep our fallen nature under, Calvinists in Adventism have given up the fight and say that they keep on sinning till Jesus comes. But what does the Bible say they belong to?
"He/she who sins is of the Devil, for the Devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He may destroy the works of the Devil." 1.John 3:8

"For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit." Romans 8:3+4

"For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary to one to the other: so that you cannot do the things that you would." Galatians 5:17
 

 Dr. Barnhouse, an associate of Walter Martin, claimed that our Sabbath keeping was legalistic. i.e. trying to get us to heaven by it. Does Barnhouse and Martin accuse our Lord, the Lord of the Sabbath, being a legalist? Do they accuse the Millions of Christians in ages past who kept Sunday or Saturday as the Sabbath day strictly holy as well? No, they are simply excusing their lack of consecration and faith.

Assurance of Salvation
Jesus as our Lawyer, Advocate, Judge and Saviour finds it easy to defend a law abiding Citizen in Court. "Here are they that keep the commandments of God and have the faith of Jesus Christ." [Revelation 14:12]. This must include the Sabbath of the fourth commandment. Seventh-Day Adventists have more assurance of Salvation then the make belief of others. Jesus would have a hard time defending the Transgressors of the law of God who are unrepentant.
Note that both, the old and new testament people will have to face the 10 Commandments in the judgment:  Ecclesiastes 12:13,14; James 2:8-12; 1.John 3:4; Romans 7:7-14; 1.Corinthians 7:19; Luke 23:54-56; 16:16-18; 18:18 and Laodecea, the last church means judging the people.

                Recommended further reading:  " The Dual Nature of our Lord" [opens up in a new window]. For more info on Calvinism see:  "The New Covenant" Adventism is widely known for the "Three Angel's Messages" of the book of Revelation 14:6-12:

Revelation 14:6   And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,

  Revelation 14:7   Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.

  Revelation 14:8   And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.

  Revelation 14:9   And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,

  Revelation 14:10   The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:

  Revelation 14:11   And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.

  Revelation 14:12   Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.
 

The first angel conflicts already with the rest of Christianity [fallen Babylon]. Christians today are saying that because Jesus died for us, He was also judged for us and therefore there is no judgment for the Christians. But we have already shown above, that this is not so.
     The everlasting Gospel has been fully revealed to Moses in a Passion Ply in the wilderness of which both the New and Old Testament tell us that it is a copy of what is in heaven. The executive "judgment" will come with the seven last plagues. But here from Revelation ch.14 Adventists and the angel are proclaiming the gospel together with the announcement that the judgment of GOD is already here. This does not mean the upheavals of nature we are starting to experience.

It refers to the gospel play in the wilderness when the sacrifice of the innocent lamb represented our Savior Jesus dying for the guilty sinner. Daily was the sanctuary defiled by sin, but once a year the cleansing/justification took place known as Yom Kippur, the day of Atonement or "Judgment".

At the end of the 2300 days prophecy when our Lord Jesus entered His last phase of His intercessory priesthood in 1844 A.D.. [Matthew 24:15; Daniel 8:13,14] completing the Anti-typical day of Atonement. The judgment also needs the Ten Commandments [see James 2:10-12] which fallen Christianity despises in the face of Jesus. All of the Ten we find in the heavenly Temple under the throne or mercy seat of GOD.

The first angel also calls for the worship of our Creator GOD and repeats most parts of the fourth of the Ten Commandments. In Roman Catholic and Lutheran catechisms, it is listed as the third commandments. This is because Rome removed the second of the Ten Commandments in order to bring idolatry into Christianity and that lead is followed by all Protestant Reformers who did not come clean out of Rome. Jesus claims Lordship of the fourth commandment [Matthew 12:8] because He is our Creator GOD.

The second angel announces the moral fall of that great city Babylon. Just as ancient Babylon was a worldwide state religion, so was Rome when it evolved from pagan to papal Rome. In the coming new world order, fallen Protestant America [the second beast of Rev.13] will enforce the false wine of Babylon, the false doctrines on the rest of mankind.

Followed by a third angel, GOD pronounces the greatest punishment ever on the false worshippers of the beast 666. Seventh-day Adventist have long given this warnings and the world can now see its fast fulfillment.

Revelation chapters 15 and 16 shows the progress and the development of the evil trinity: "Fallen Roman Catholicism, fallen Protestantism united by a third force of Spiritualism in the guise of Pentecost and tongues. The last one is the glue that binds them to the world and to each other with false miracles of the occult powers.

The ending of the Three Angel's Message, identifies the bearers as having the patience of the saints and keeping the Commandments of GOD and having the faith of JESUS CHRIST.

Seventh Day Adventists have a biblical calling. In Revelation chapter ten we see the great Millerite disappointment of 1844 at the end of the 2300 days/year prophetic message of the book of Daniel. Chapter eleven of Revelation shows that the heavenly sanctuary temple was to be justified or cleansed and not the earth as Christians generally thought. They saw the  ark of GOD's testament containing all of His commandments on judgment day [Revelation 11:19;James 2:10-12].
When the Angel in Revelation 11:11 said you must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, we find this repeated in the three angels messages of Revelation 14:6 and they then said that this is only face saving.
As the papal dominance ended in 1798, demons had to carry on the spiritual warfare as pictured in Revelation 12:17 using Protestants as well to fight the freshly discovered 'Ten Commandments' under GOD's throne and especially the fourth of the ten that had been neglected and now seen in Revelation 14:6,7 warning all Christendom.

GOD'S Grace is more powerful Than Sin!
"Unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ." Ephesians 2:7.  Under the reign of grace it is just as easy to do right, as under the reign of sin to do wrong. This must be so, for if there is no more power in grace than there is in sin, then there can be no salvation from sin. Remember that JESUS does not save us "in" but "from" sin. [Matthew 1:21].
"But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound." [Romans 5:20]. This being so, why do so many folks who are justified in CHRIST JESUS, have a problem with regard to sanctification, and why is it that they find that requirement impossible to achieve? It is because Satan has deceived so many in believing once saved always saved as in modern Calvinism!

Here is the solution: "Being confident of this very thing, that he which has begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ." [Philippians 1:6]. A born again Christian has to grow up into CHRIST and eat solid food daily to reach perfection or maturity [Hebrews 5:11-6:4; 10:16-18; Romans 8:3+4]. And again: "Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith." [Hebrews 12:2]. The finishing touch of the Christian's faith is sanctification. Look at at this way: Our Lord is the Author [Justification] and Finisher [Sanctification] of our faith. Justification is our title to heaven and sanctification is our fitness.

To Calvinists we say: "Awake to righteousness, and sin not, for some have not the knowledge of God; I speak this to your shame." [1.Corinthians 15:34]. Our Lord JESUS must not only be a Saviour 2000 years ago, but also a present Saviour from sin. "For sin shall not have dominion over you; for ye are not under the law but under grace." [Romans 6:14]. There are two ways that we can be under the law. One is to be under its condemnation as transgressors and the other being under its jurisdiction of the holy moral law.

"Behold the Lamb of God which taketh away the sin of the world." [John 1:29] The fact that the word sin is in the singular form makes the word apply to sin 'as a principle' rather than on specific sins, and therefore includes the 'power' of sin: "....and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." [1.John 1:9]. To Adventist Calvinists, Baptist Calvinists, Presbyterians and any other Calvinist we say that that unless you once more take up the good fight of faith and be an overcomer in JESUS, He cannot be your wisdom, righteousness, sanctification and redemption. [1.Corinthians 1:30] and allow GOD to put His laws into your hearts and minds.
 Then have you assurance of eternal life by trusting in JESUS CHRIST now and not in self by an experience you had once some time ago.

Babylon
"Satan has a large confederacy, his church. Christ calls them the synagogue of Satan because the members are the children of sin. The members of Satan's church have been constantly working to cast off the divine law, and confuse the distinction between good and evil. Satan is working with great power in and through the children of disobedience to exalt treason and apostasy as truth and loyalty. And at this time the power of his satanic inspiration is moving the living agencies to carry out the great rebellion against God that commenced in heaven."-Testimonies to Ministers and Gospel Workers,p.16

Fallen Protestant America is making an image to the fallen Mother Church!
  Let me add this observation on the candidacy of the USA as the 6th head in the Great Controversy and as seen in revelation 12,13 and 17.

You may recall that my contention is that all these heads are acting on behalf of Satan.  One of the primary ways Satan fights against God is to invoke disobedience in God's people.  Thus Eve was tricked to disobey and eat the forbidden, Cain was led to disobey and present the wrong sacrifice, and so on.

True worship of God requires full conformity to the things He commanded, especially His laws.

Past Heads
Babylon, Media-Persia, Greece and Rome are covered easily in Bible and history. 

Babylon
 

  • Babylon made an image and commanded all the world to worship it (Daniel 3)
  • The USA is to do the same (Rev 13)
Media-Persia
 
  • Media-Persia issued a universal death decree under the institution of Haman (Esther)
  • The USA is to do the same (Rev 13)
Rome
 
  • Rome issued a national Sunday Law in the time of Constantine
  • The USA is to do the same (Rev 13)

Papal Rome
 
  • Papal Rome claims it has the right to change God's laws (Dan 7:25)
  • The USA will do the same (Rev 13)
How can one in good conscience accept Babylon, Media-Persia, Greece, Pagan Rome and Papal Rome as heads and not the USA when the character is entirely the same?

Calvinists Barnhouse and Martin excluded original Adventism for teaching Hebrews 2:17,18 which says: "Wherefore in all things it behoved Him to be made like unto His brethren, that He might be a merciful and faithful high priest in the things of God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.
For that He Himself has suffered being tempted, He is able to succour them that are tempted."
Here is Jesus Christ presented as our great and high priest  in heaven doing what? Making reconciliation for what? For the sins of the people! Barnhouse and Martin very strongly objected to Christ's heavenly priesthood and called it a face saving something. The final work of atonement in the most holy place by Jesus is for the sins that people did not know they were committing, or errors. [Hebrews 9:3-7].

While Calvinism represents defeated Christians living in sin, the Mark of the Beast 666 must be just that. Revelation 13 depicts the worshippers of the beast 666 that receive the mark or the number of his name. We know that Rome has the name of blasphemy. Fallen Christians and fallen Babylon must then mean the seal or mark of fallen Christians. Or the five foolish virgins having run out of oil for their lamps.

While in Revelation 13 the fallen Christian stand with the beast, in Revelation 14 we have the victors and overcomers stand with Jesus Christ. Christ in the judgment says to the first class of fallen Christians "Depart from Me, I never knew you, you workers of iniquity." Jesus also calls them the synagogue or church of Satan because its members are the children of sin.
 

´┐┐Gnosticism meaning knowledge in Greek,i.e. knowledge from Greek mythology and Greek philosophy.

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The Devil is said to deceive the whole world.


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But would if it was possible deceive the elect


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Adventism is neither Calvinism nor Armenianism


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