SDA Church Safe?
We all know that the SDA (Seventh-Day Adventist) church is the end time church, but is it really enough to just keep the Sabbath?
There are so many warnings for the people in the last days, it's just not funny.
Here is a brief overview.
SDA specific warnings
Keep in mind that the SDA church today, is nothing like the church in the time of Ellen White.
Only one in twenty are prepared.
It is a solemn statement that I make to the church, that not one in twenty whose names are registered upon the church books are prepared to close their earthly history, and would be as verily without God and without hope in the world as the common sinner.
- Ellen White, Christian Service, p. 41.1
The church comes pretty close to falling.
Satan will work his miracles to deceive; he will set up his power as supreme. The church may appear as about to fall, but it does not fall. It remains, while the sinners in Zion will be sifted out--the chaff separated from the precious wheat. This is a terrible ordeal, but nevertheless it must take place. None but those who have been overcoming by the blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony will be found with the loyal and true, without spot or stain of sin, without guile in their mouths. We must be divested of our self-righteousness and arrayed in the righteousness of Christ.
- Ellen White, Selected Messages, Book 2, p. 380
Some who keep the Sabbath today will fall away, and be there during God's wrath!!
Then I was shown a company who were howling in agony. On their garments was written in large characters, "thou art weighed in the balance, and found wanting." I asked who this company were. The angel said, "these are they who have once kept the Sabbath and have given it up." I heard them cry with a loud voice--"we have believed in thy coming, and taught it with energy." And while they were speaking, their eyes would fall upon their garments and see the writing, and then they would wail aloud. I saw they had drunk of the deep waters, and fouled the residue with their feet--trodden the Sabbath underfoot, and that is why they were weighed in the balance and found wanting.
- Ellen White, Review and Herald, August 1, 1849 par. 14
Many church members will leave the SDA church.
An impressive number of church members will leave. The shaking of God blows away multitudes like dry leaves. As the storm approaches, a large class who have professed faith in the third angel's message, but have not been sanctified through obedience to the truth, abandon their position and join the ranks of the opposition. Soon God's people will be tested by fiery trials, and the great proportion of those who now appear to be genuine and true will prove to be base metal.
- Ellen White, Messenger of the Lord, p. 538.13
Many new converts will take their place.
New converts will take the place of the defectors. The broken ranks will be filled up by those represented by Christ as coming in at the eleventh hour.... Large numbers will be admitted who in these last days hear the truth for the first time.
- Ellen White, Messenger of the Lord, p. 538.13
All churches are sound asleep, and are in a lukewarm state.
I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
- Revelation 3:15-16 (KJV)
Make up your mind, God says.
People in the last days only hear what they want to hear.
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
- 2 Timothy 4:3-4 (KJV)
Satan will have his counterfeit false prophets, and false teachers.
But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
- 2 Peter 2:1 (KJV)
On top of that, love shall grow cold.
And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
- Matthew 24:12 (KJV)
Broad is the way to destruction.
And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog, and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.
- Revelation 20:7-8 (KJV)
The warnings extend to the wicked as well.
For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?
- 1 Peter 4:17 (KJV)
Get ready! Get ready! Get ready!
Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.
- Matthew 25:13 (KJV)