Silence at Midnight!

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 Sleeping in the Camp


of the Three Angels!

"at even" (6 PM)

Deepening darkness for Adventists  after 1888

"Midnight" (12 PM)
First 3 angels' messages - 

"Essene Gospel" 1844 

Protestant reformation affirmed 1847 - 1888

7th day Sabbath - 1847

4th angel, clearest representation of Saturn, reaping actually happens atomic bomb - 1945

7th angel, (not represented in Rev 14)

World Trade Center 9-11-2001


Cockcrowing (3 AM)

 5th and 6th angels - 1987-1994 (Rapture Trib)

"Morning" (6 AM) 

      As I explained on the first page about the "sleeping" in the camp of the three angels, William Miller built his expectations  for the second coming of Jesus on October 22, 1844 on the shaky foundation that the whole world was the "sanctuary" to be cleansed "by fire" at this event.  Indeed his first prediction was for 1843 because neither he nor anyone working with him understood that  a day is lost when passing from BC dates to AD dates because there was no year zero.   During this transition, 1 BC was followed immediately by 1 AD.    The next error was that March of 1844 was selected because no one understood the significance of Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) in Jewish theology.  This brings to mind one of Jesus' prominent parables, often called the "Wise and the Foolish Builders."

A House Built on Sand

        Matthew 7:24 "Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock. 25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.

       26 "And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: 27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell; AND GREAT WAS THE FALL OF IT."

       William Miller built his "house" (prediction, theology) on various pieces of junk like the picture on the right above, and the foundation was the "sand" of a Trinitarian "Gospel" he inherited from the Baptists. Ellen White and her associates added a little Jewish theology  to the junk in the foundation and even tinkered a bit with the sand of Trinitarianism, but after 1888 restored whatever sand had been removed.   They could not imagine a human Jesus doing for them what they really wished to be done, so to Adventists after 1888 he was "God" again, not really a Jewish high priest.

        William Miller inherited the "house" built by the Council of Nicea in 325 AD, together with the Sunday-keeping also made dogma in the 4th century AD, and although he tried to "watch" for the Lord's coming, he knew not the hour that the "Thief" would come.

         Matthew 24:42  "Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.  43 But know this, that if the goodman of the house (built on sand) had known in what WATCH the THIEF would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his (Trinitarian) house to be broken up."

  "Babylon is Fallen"

        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." 

         The original Millerites saw "Babylon" as everyone who refused to join their revival, confess their sins, and attempt to live righteous lives for the relatively short period of time, first several years, then a number of months, then weeks and days before the expected "end of the world."  After the resurrected and living "saints" (specifically those people expecting Jesus and emotionally and spiritually "ready to go") were safely up in the clouds, Christ would some way or another (perhaps by a fiery glance) ignite a world-wide conflagration that would "cleanse the world sanctuary" so that once the flames died down and the earth cooled, "saved" men and women, or angels, or perhaps both in a cooperative effort, could begin rebuilding a world to God's and their specifications and preferences.   It is generally conceded that the Millerites had no idea what the message of the "Third Angel" of Revelation 14 was all about, and it's doubtful that they even noticed there was a 4th, 5th, and 6th angel in this chapter.   But no 7th angel.

      Ellen White was inspired to write a lot about the Emperor Constantine, and the changing of the weekly religious day of rest to Sunday, but she really didn't write much about Constantine's support of the doctrine of the Holy Trinity.   The latter dogma is just as much a part of "Babylon" as the Sunday rest day, and Babylon is fallen.  


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