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How the Annual Sabbaths “Are Shadows of Things to Come” Col 2:17

July 27, 2017

“ In every age there is a new development of truth, a message of God to the people of that generation. The old truths are all essential; new truth is not independent of the old, but an unfolding of it. It is only as the old truths are understood that we can comprehend the new…But it is the light which shines in the fresh unfolding of truth that glorifies the old. He who rejects or neglects the new does not really possess the old.” COL 127  This & links below are clickable.

In saying so, she was merely expressing a principle of honesty that says, “He that answers a matter before he hears it—it is a shame and folly unto him.” Prov 18:13

Please be honest and do what Ellen White says, “Those who cannot impartially examine the evidences of a position that differs from theirs, are not fit to teach in any department of God’s cause.” 1SM 411.

I haven’t received any fair answer in addressing the following points that would take only 5 minutes to consider. I have shared this points widely among SDAs, including an ASI Convention and $20 donations to some ministries including Doug Bachelor’s Amazing Facts, Shawn Boonstra’s Voice of Prophecy and John Bradshaw’s It Is Written, the GC BRI and countless ministers (no $20) on an email list—ALL with NO Response (I know these men are busy, but those who are against annual Sabbaths should reply or we are like Pharisees who couldn’t reply.

Should We Divide Sabbaths into Some We Keep & Some We Don’t?

#1. Dividing the word Sabbath into some we keep, 7th day, and some we don’t (annual) is a division of Christ. Christ is the Word, but He is not divided.

#2. In Gen 1:14, God gave the sun and moon for appointed times, mo’ed. This was before sin or Jews. Mo’ed applies to the annual Sabbaths in Lev 23:44. God calls them My feasts, enforced by statutes ‘forever.’ Did God forget they would be nailed to the cross or did the little horn do mischief?

#3. Paul kept those times with Greek believers in Acts 20:6; 1Cor 5:8 and he  said to follow his example. 1Cor 11:1. His fear for Galatians was their efforts to earn salvation by works to the minutest detail, Gal 4:10.

#4. Translators added “is” and changed the meaning of Col 2:17.  The text could read, Don’t let anyone judge how you keep these times; (they are a shadow of things to come)  but the body of Christ (local church can decide how to keep them). ‘Are a shadow of things to come’ means not all fulfilled EW agrees: ‘The types that relate to the 2nd advent must be fulfilled at time pointed out in the symbolic service.’ GC 399.4 Judgment fell on Passover, Ex 12:12

#5. The papacy boasts of changing Sabbath to Sunday and abolishing the Jewish festivals (God’s feasts, Lev 23:2). Before He comes, Christ said Elijah “shall first come and restore all things.” Matt 17:11. The context is the law of Moses with statutes that enforced the appointed times, Mal 4:4,5

#6. Those statutes, judgments have a 7-fold emphasis linked to SabbathS in Ezek 20:11-24, as a mark of end-time truth like Revelation is a book of 7’s.

#7. Christ’s wedding parables have clues or links to Passover. The feast in Matt 22 is unleavened bread, but it’s not about crackers; it’s teachings that are leavened, Matt 16:12. Restoring the topics of 7-fold emphasis is a focus that includes SabbathS.

#8. “As He ate the Passover with His disciples, Christ instituted in its place the service that was to be the memorial of His great sacrifice.” DA 652.2 ‘In its place’ means doing the Lord’s Supper at Passover without lamb, herbs.

#9. SDAs are stuck on Day of Atonement, not seeing it’s for “the time of the dead that they should be judged,” Rev 11:18. Judgment of the living will include life or death issues as in Daniel 1-6 and judgments will fall on transgressors, 9T 20.
The time for God to execute judgment is Passover and if we aren’t ‘watching’ at Passover, we are the goodman who gets his house broken, Matt 24:43; Ex 12:12; Zeph 1:8, Rev 10:11.

#10. “Judgment must begin at the house of God.” 2Pet 4:17. Why should this concern SDAs? Ellen White saw church leaders becoming Catholic, 1T 577.

After her appeal to re-organize in 1901, leaders voted a hierarchical structure in 1903 like the Catholic Church has. She wrote, “How is the faithful city become an harlot? My Father’s house is made a house of merchandise.”  8T 250.

#11. Two years later she wrote that the apostasy “will continue till the Lord descends from heaven”* Special Testimonies, Series B, #7. Leaders burned Series B in the GC furnace as ‘extra copies that weren’t needed’ related by BT Anderson, retired custodian, It fulfilled Mrs. White’s warning that Jeremiah 36 would be repeated, his scroll was burned, 4BC 1159.

#12. Ellen White sent $5000 from NJ as a deposit for Loma Linda. It arrived on due date when leaders had no money. It was her school to train gospel workers for door-to-door ministry with simple remedies, counsels on diet, etc.

Church leaders hijacked her school to teach pharmacology against her will and now when we could have had a healing program instead of bondage to drugs and ‘See me next month…”

A year later, Ellen White was at Loma Linda when she had a vision of an earthquake. “Many lives were blotted out…It seemed that…Judgment day had come.” 9T 92-95. Her comments re the San Francisco Earthquake are taken by many to mean the earthquake she saw was was SF, but on page 95, she cites Zeph 1:8, “In the day of the Lord’s sacrifice, I will punish the king’s children.” Note: the day of Lord’s sacrifice is Passover**

**Christ’s closing parables ALL have 2nd Passover timing ‘as the days of Noah’ or ‘like a man traveling to a far country.’ Israelites didn’t travel in winter, and if they took a long trip in spring and couldn’t get back in time for Passover, they were to keep it the 2nd month, Num 9:10,11* The ‘goodman’ in Matt 24:43 was also on a long trip, Prov 7:19,20 KJV. Each time Christ said, ‘You don’t know [eido means understand] He gave an example that fit 2nd Passover. See pgs 21,22 at God won’t do anything without revealing it. The next verse, roar is about an earthquake, Amos 3:7,8–see ‘roar’ in Joel 3:16; Rev 5:5

To be the movement of destiny endorsed in Rev 10, we “must prophesy again” with a better understanding of 1st angel’s message, judgment, how the Bridegroom comes and how we can marry Him as Israel married God in a covenant. He said, “I am married to you,” Jer 3:14. We aren’t seeing how it happens. For a better understanding, please visit and call to discuss any questions. Richard, 928 583 7543, God bless!

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