Evangelical Adventism?

Posted in Bible Topics on April 8th, 2014 by Danna Gesellchen — 3 Comments

“God’s Word has given warning of the impending danger; let this be unheeded, and the Protestant world will learn what the purposes of Rome really are, only when it is too late to escape the snare.  She is silently growing into power.  Her doctrines are exerting their influence in legislative halls, in the churches, and in the hearts of men.  She is piling up her lofty and massive structures, in the secret recesses of which her former persecutions will be repeated.  Stealthily and unsuspectedly she is strengthening her forces to further her own ends when the time shall come for her to strike.  All that she desires is vantage-ground, and this is already being given her.  We shall soon see and shall feel what the purpose of the Roman element is.  Whoever shall believe and obey the Word of God will thereby incur reproach and persecution.”    Great Controversy, 1888 edition,  581

Brothers and Sisters, it is time for the people who profess to keep the commandments of God and have the faith of Jesus to come up to the help of the Lord.   How He must weep as His judgment work goes on while His people sleep in carnal security.   Apostasy is being promoted, while those who choose to be faithful to our calling as a distinct people are being disciplined by their leaders.   May the Lord help us to stand faithful to Him.   And what is apostasy?   It is “an abandonment of previous loyalties” (Merriam-Webster).  We have become like the seven women of Isaiah 4:1.  Our actions, if not our very words, say, “I am going to eat, drink, dress, act, as I please, but I WILL be called by YOUR name!  I AM saved!  You WILL save me.”  Oh, friends, what an “adamant” heart!  Zech.7:11-13.   Where is humility?  Where is contrition?

To say that the church is in apostasy–that we have abandoned our former loyalties to purity and obedience rooted in the teachings of the sanctuary, which is the womb from which the Seventh-day Adventist church was born– is not the same as calling it Babylon, though Sister White sternly warns: “We are in danger of becoming a sister to fallen Babylon, of allowing our churches to become corrupted, and filled with every foul spirit, a cage for every unclean and hateful bird; and will we be clear unless we make decided movements to cure the existing evil?”  {21MR380.1} Brothers and sisters, do you grasp what this is saying?  What, brethren, of leaders who are bringing Babylon into the church?

Look at some of what is happening in God’s church:

Another example: http://advindicate.com/articles/2014/4/4/vallejo-drive-church-initiates-disciplinary-procedure-against-me

Here below are the principles upon which Rome works, and the spirit which is being allowed in many places into the Seventh-day Adventist church.

“Here is displayed the true spirit of popery. Not a trace of Christian principle, or even of common justice, is to be seen in the whole document.  Luther was at a great distance from Rome; he had had no opportunity to explain or defend his position; yet before his case had been investigated, he was summarily pronounced a heretic, and, in the same day, exhorted, accused, judged, and condemned; and all this by the self-styled holy father, the only supreme, infallible authority in Church or State!”  Great Controversy 1888 edition, 134

Brothers and sisters, we need to look with the eyes of faith to see into the heart of Jesus as this is happening to His church.   How He must ache and weep as He sees His beloved turn to other lovers.   May we be found among those who will come up to the help of the Lord and plead, as He pleads for His people (Ezek 20:35-36).   Come, friends, let us return to the “old paths”–to our former loyalties–to a humble obedience to our loving Father in Heaven.  Then Psalm 119:103 may be truly said of us:  ”How sweet are thy words unto my taste! [yea, sweeter] than honey to my mouth!”

“If God abhors one sin above another, of which His people are guilty, it is doing nothing in case of an emergency. Indifference and neutrality in a religious crisis is regarded of God as a grievous crime and equal to the very worst type of hostility against God.”   3 Testimonies 280

Addressing Accusations

Posted in Bible Topics on March 31st, 2014 by Danna Gesellchen — 36 Comments

It is unfortunate, but we have found it necessary to produce the following  video to meet some accusations that have been made against us here in the Dakotas.  As you will hear, these accusations are documented but are unfounded and untrue.  While we don’t want to enter into a campaign of self-defense, we do believe that the nature of some of these accusations is so serious and so liable to cause the unwary to err, that we find it expedient to meet them.   Please listen prayerfully:

Acts 4:23 “ And being let go, they went to their own company, and reported all that the chief priests and elders had said unto them. ”

For those of you who read this and are concerned about “Matthew 18″,  we actually DID follow the process of going one on one then with a witness, etc, however we do not believe Matthew 18 is the passage most applicable to this case.  Rather, this passage is most applicable:

1 Timothy 5:19,20  ”Against an elder receive not an accusation, but before two or three witnesses.   Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear.” (See 2 Testimonies, 14-17)  What we are addressing was public.

Further, we want to clarify, while we have scheduled for Brother Mamon Wilson to come share with us his expertise on Natural Remedies the first weekend in June, that WE ARE IN NO WAY AFFILIATED WITH THE FREE SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH.  Neither are we affiliated with any other group aside from the Seventh-day Adventist church.

Alzheimer’s and Meat-Eating

Posted in Health and Healing on March 30th, 2014 by Danna Gesellchen — 2 Comments

I’m sure most of you have heard the saying, “You are what you eat.”   You know, the more I learn about health and diet, the more I see that that statement is really, really true.   Studies are finding more and more connections between disease and the use of animal products in the diet, and Alzheimer’s disease is no exception.  Join us for this little study to find out more:

Are You Ready?

Posted in Bible Topics on March 28th, 2014 by Danna Gesellchen — Be the first to comment!

In this presentation, Kalon discusses the seriousness of the times in which we live, and the preparation necessary for the coming of Jesus.   That preparation is discussed in Matthew 22 very clearly.  Join us to learn more:

What About Cheese?

Posted in Health and Healing on March 24th, 2014 by Danna Gesellchen — 1 Comment so far

Thinking back on my journey towards becoming vegan, I have to honestly say that leaving cheese behind was my biggest challenge.  Though I willingly gave it up, it was not something I looked forward to doing without.  I have since found many wonderful recipes for vegan cheese, so I certainly don’t feel deprived–oh, no!  Especially not when I think of all the health hazards that yummie yellow slab brought with it.  Listen to my friend, Debbie Brummel and you’ll see what I mean.

Restoration: The Holy Place Experience

Posted in Bible Topics on March 16th, 2014 by Danna Gesellchen — Be the first to comment!

We are nearing the end of our series on the sanctuary entitled, “Restoration”.   In this study, we investigate the practical experience of the work of the holy place.   What does it mean?   We also give two very helpful tools to remember when studying the Bible.  Join us to find our more:

“Abolish the law that empowers it”

Posted in Bible Topics on March 6th, 2014 by Danna Gesellchen — 2 Comments

Friends, if you are not aware of what is happening in the religious world today, you really need to wake up.   We are living in the last moments of time.  Please carefully listen to the following video and ask yourselves some questions.  Questions like, “If there were no need for separation from the Papal rule, why was there a reformation?  why a protest?” and “If doctrine is not important, why does the Bible say that the Word is profitable for doctrine?”  etc.   Carefully consider also the following passages:

Isaiah 8:20 “To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.”   Matthew 5:19 “Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach [them], the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.”   (Tony Palmer stated that the only way to get rid of spiritual racism is to abolish the law that empowers it.  He also stated that we need not doctrine, but love only.)

The following passages were written by the pen of EGWhite many, many years ago, and, to the honest reader, should now afford even greater credibility to the truthfulness of her writings, and the harmony they hold with the Word of God.    It is happening….just as it was written.

“Protestantism shall give the hand of fellowship to the Roman power. Then there will be a law against the Sabbath of God’s creation, and then it is that God will do His “strange work” in the earth.”–7BC 910 (1886)

“How the Roman church can clear herself from the charge of idolatry we cannot see. . . . And this is the religion which Protestants are beginning to look upon with so much favor, and which will eventually be united with Protestantism. This union will not, however, be effected by a change in Catholicism, for Rome never changes. She claims infallibility. It is Protestantism that will change. The adoption of liberal ideas on its part will bring it where it can clasp the hand of Catholicism.–RH June 1, 1886.

“The professed Protestant world will form a confederacy with the man of sin, and the church and the world will be in corrupt harmony.–7BC 975 (1891).

“Romanism in the Old World, and apostate Protestantism in the New, will pursue a similar course toward those who honor all the divine precepts.–GC 616 (1911).

Friends, what are you doing in the last moments of preparation?   Which world are you preparing for?

The Pope’s Appeal to Evangelicals

Posted in Bible Topics on March 2nd, 2014 by Danna Gesellchen — Be the first to comment!

“The Protestants of the United States will be foremost in stretching their hands across the gulf to grasp the hand of spiritualism; they will reach over the abyss to clasp hands with the Roman power;…As spiritualism more closely imitates the nominal Christianity of the day, it has greater power to deceive and ensnare. Satan himself is converted, after the modern order of things. He will appear in the character of an angel of light.”
The Great Controversy 588

The Character of Daniel and The Remnant

Posted in Bible Topics on February 16th, 2014 by Danna Gesellchen — 3 Comments

We are happy to have a guest presentation to share with our supporters in this post.   Jay Krueger, from Stenshult Health Ministry, located in Sweden (www.stenshult.org), shares with us about the character developed by Daniel and his friends while in captivity in Babylon.   Actually, this process began for them before the captivity with a “purpose” to serve the true God.   Not only is this where success their began,  it is where ours will begin too!   We have serious issues to face just as  Daniel and his friends did.  Join us as we discover their secret to success:

Restoration: The Washed

Posted in Bible Topics on February 2nd, 2014 by Danna Gesellchen — Be the first to comment!

We are picking up the series on Restoration again now.  This lesson deals with the laver and what it represents in the experience of the Christian today.  I find it interesting that the Lord commanded that the laver was to be made from the looking-glasses, or mirrors, of the women (Exodus 38:8).  That fact really struck me, and as I pondered it, I find it very significant.  Join us to discover what it all means!