JESUS CHRIST AS .MR. SANDMAN.
"ASSURED IMMORTALITY 2"
If you Believe on Me (Jesus Christ)
You'll Never Die
if you live until My
After many attempts to predict the TIME of Christ's SECOND COMING, both Adventists and other Christians missed that it was not a TIME but an EVENT that was being predicted.
ACTUALLY NOT JUST ONE EVENT BUT A SERIES OF EVENTS THAT TAKEN TOGETHER CAN BE IDENTIFIED, BECAUSE THEY OCCUR IN THE SAME SEQUENCE OR ORDER IN AT LEAST 5 OR MORE PLACES, 4 IN THE BIBLE AND OTHERS IN ELLEN WHITE'S WRITINGS. TOGETHER, THESE EVENTS ARE EQUIVALENT TO THE "SECOND COMING OF CHRIST". THE "EVENT" CHRISTIANS HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR AND HOPING FOR FOR OVER 1900 YEARS!
"I will come again!"
John 14:1 "Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God (Jehovah-Yahweh) believe also in me (the Son of God, Jesus Christ).
2 "In my Fathers HOUSE (referring to both TIME and SPACE, not an actual building made of brick or stone and morter) are many MANSIONS (this can now refer to this second meaning, buildings, houses, very nice houses): If it were not so I would have told you. I go to prepare a PLACE for you."
Since both MEANINGS have now been mentioned as a possibility, this PLACE can be either a TIME or buildings like a house or city --- or BOTH!
3 "And if I go and prepare a PLACE for you, I will come again, (to the group of Essenes he was talking to, not to us, 2000 years in his future), and recieve you (his fellow Essenes) unto myself, that where I am (in the 19th and 20th centuries), there ye (the first century Essenes) may be also."
REAL PREDICTION: A rebirth of Essene theology (the theology of John 3:18-21) in the 19th and 20th century. Seventh-day Adventists fulfilled this prophecy in the 19th century, but grew tired of Essene Theology, and most of them relapsed into standard Nicene Creed Theology in the 20th century, rejoining what Ellen White labeled as "Nominal Christianity".
4 "And whither I go ye know, (his audience was composed of Astrologers, so they knew he was talking of TIME and SPACE), and the WAY ye know. (The "Way" was the word used by the Essenes to refer to their own theology and predictions)
5 "Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest (true, the only way to know the FUTURE is to live in it), and how can we know the WAY?" (Now the more conventional meaning of "Way" -- and of course the only way that anyone can know the future, besides living in it, is to talk to someone who has "been there and done that".
6 "Jesus saith unto him, "I am the WAY, the TRUTH, and the LIFE: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me."
Essenes, like those to whom Jesus was speaking in John 14:1-6
THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER IS THIS:
EVEN THOUGH ADVENTISTS SLIPPED
AND NOW HE WAS FREE TO FULFILL OTHER PROMISES TO HIS OTHER LONG-DEPRIVED AND IGNORED "CHILDREN" THE PENTECOSTALS AND THE JEWS!
While promising Adventists Eternal Life:
It's only on the CONDITION of belief in Jesus Christ as their Savior:
And initially, during the first 40+ years of Adventism, from 1844 through 1888, other Conditions thought to be required were living a good life, performing "GOOD WORKS", quitting smoking cigarettes, no consumption of alcoholic beverages, wearing no jewelry and wearing representative "Christian" clothing, and following other instructions to be found in
"TESTIMONIES TO THE CHURCH"The "Holt Children" believed all this to be true, on a Utah farm
HOWEVER, WE ALSO BELIEVED IN THE STANDARD
Christian "Gospel" of John 3:16,17
John 3:16 "For God so loved the WORLD, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting LIFE."
John 3:17 For God sent not his Son into the WORLD to condemn the WORLD; but that the WORLD through him might be SAVED."
John 3:18 He that believeth on him is not condemned:-- " Condemned to what? Many other texts well known only to Adventists!
CONDEMNED TO BURNING UP IN A "LAKE OF FIRE"!
"but he that BELIEVETH NOT is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the NAME of the only begotten Son of God."
Revelation 20:14 "And DEATH and HELL were cast into the
Lake of Fire. This is the second death."
16 "And whosoever was not found written in the BOOK of LIFE was cast into the Lake of Fire."
The "Fine Print"
(NECESSARY IN JESUS' ERA TO MAKE IT ESSENE THEOLOGY)
John 3:19 "And this is the CONDEMNATION, that LIGHT has come into the WORLD (initial meaning - God created LIGHT on the First Day (Genesis 1:3-5) -- John's meaning in John 3:19 -- OBVIOUS: Jesus has again "created LIGHT in John's era, 4000 years after the initial creation --NOT SO OBVIOUS: Jesus as HORUS now creates light as the SUN, having replaced the dead Osiris as the current major GOD of the Egyptian Trinity Osiris, Isis, and Horus.--- LESS OBVIOUS STILL: Given more time, and the opportunity to do so, the Author of Hewrews (not Paul but Appollos, another Essene Egyptian Theologian and later Christian Apologist) will make it appear that Christ, not Jehovah-Yahweh, created LIGHT in the beginning (In Genesis 1:3-5) closing a possible GAP in the comprehension of those Gentiles it was his assigned purpose to convert to the brand-new Christian Religion.-----
John 3:19b "---and that men loved DARKNESS rather than LIGHT, because their DEEDS were EVIL"
This puts what John is writing into a phraseology that is completely in accord with the Essene phraseology of the Essene "Community Rule" but NOT IN ACCORD with what Christianity would later find to be acceptable after the Council of Nicaea and many centuries later, with Christianity as liberalized still further by Martin Luther.
John 3:20 "For every one that DOETH EVIL hateth the LIGHT, neither cometh to the LIGHT, lest his DEEDS should be reproved."
John 321 "But he that DOETH TRUTH cometh to the LIGHT, that his DEEDS may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God."
This continues a phraseology that is completely in accord with the Essene phraseology of the Essene "Community Rule" but NOT IN ACCORD with what Christianity would later find to be acceptable after the Council of Nicaea and many centuries later, with Christianity as liberalized still further by Martin Luther.
It's also important to NOTE, time-wise, that this meeting of Nicodemus, "Bartholomew" (actually the Author of "John") and Jesus near Khirbet Mazin about 30 AD was long before Paul was converted and began the process of further improving the ideas and presentation for the purpose of converting more Gentiles to a new and improved Essene theology.
Ellen (Harmon) White's First Important Vision was based on John 3:18-21
Another important vision not long after she married Elder James White pictured Jesus as a Jewish High Priest and stressed the importance of keeping the "Jewish" Sabbath.
Totally missed by Adventists of those days (1840s to 1940s) and even today (2000 and beyond) is that even these 1844-1850s visions predicted the Jewish Holocaust and the Rebirth of Israel as a nation! In a hidden fashion that allowed Adventist to imagine that they, the Adventists, were the "Israel of God".
Early Writings page 34 "--as God spake the day and the hour of Jesus' coming and delivered the everlasting covenant to His people, he spoke one sentence, and then paused, while the words were rolling through the earth. The Israel of God stood with their eyes fixed upward, listening to the words as they came from the mouth of Jehovah, and rolled through the earth like peals of loudest thunder."
In this 1847 Prophecy, given by Ellen White to a people (Adventists) unprepared to receive or understand it, and to a world uprepared to admit that ANYONE can really see any of the FUTURE, but sometimes make "lucky guesses" -- She predicted the following events about 100 years before they happened!
"Israel of God" = the acceptance of Jews as God's elect
"Israel of God" = "Israel" reborn as a nation
"God spake" = the Atomic bomb at Hiroshima
"the day and hour" = August 6, 1945 at 8:15 AM
"one sentence, then paused"= more than one A-bomb
"rolled around the earth= radio and TV communications
"the mouth of Jehovah= denial of Trinitarian delusion
"peals of loudest thunder"= repeated missile launches
"everlasting covenant"=fulfillment of OT promises
ALL TOGETHER= Real Meaning of the "Second Coming"
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