Post Number: 488
|Posted on Monday, July 30, 2007 - 11:38 pm: || |
This is a rather interesting site:
I noticed the baptismal vows really emphasize the Seventh-day Sabbath (#3,10,11). I don't see anything about the New Covenant of Grace, however it specifically states in #11 that the Holy Spirit is supposed to help the child keep the Ten Commandments. #22 accept the principles of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, whatever that means. #23, 24 baptize "as Jesus was." #25,26 baptize into the Seventh-day Adventist denomination, and also introduce church history.
#14, 15 does say "at the Second Coming Jesus will give them new bodies that will never die." I wonder then why Ellen White wrote of William Miller, "But angels watch the precious dust of this servant of God, and he will come forth at the sound of the last trump. Early Writings, p. 258"
It's interesting that Ellen White wrote in Historical Sketches, p. 234, "If they have light upon the Sabbath, they cannot be saved in rejecting that light.".
James White noted in "Sketches of the Christian Life and Public Labors of William Miller" that William Miller, although acquainted with the Sabbath message, eventually rejected it: "It is proper here to state that Mr. Miller did not view the second message as we do. Neither did he change his views upon the immortality and Sabbath questions."
Despite his rejection of the Sabbath light, Mrs. White indicated that Miller will be saved. Here we have a man who rejected the Sabbath truth--a truth that Mrs. White said must be accepted in order for one to be saved--and yet she saw in vision that he was saved. Furthermore, Mrs. White declares William Miller to be righteous before before being examined in the Investigative Judgment.
I see nothing about 1844 and the Investigative Judgment -- doctrines that we are told are the very reason for the existence of the Seventh-day Adventist denomination. The only thing specifically relating to Ellen White are her "health visions". Interesting ...