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If you do a truthful an honest study into the prophecies of the bible you will see that they are absolutely accurate, beyond extraordinary.
Yes, true information is hard to come by in this world of deception and many forms of 'Christianity have been compromised. The only version of Christianity and accurate expression of the character of the creator of the universe is found from my understanding in the official Adventist Church theology.
if God already knows everything, then what is the purpose of prophecies?
And why are some believed, and some are not? And why are not secular prophets given their due?
So then your particular brand of Christianity is the only right one.
My good friend the Rabbi assures me that even the Talmud and Torah are copies of copies, and the Bible you hold so dear is no exception.
...pray tell, how could accurate translations be made?
when you say "Khazarian," that is the race of Jews that inhabit and run Israel today, including the Mossad and all of their other intelligence network. The Khazarians are not the Jewish People.
The 'Christian' Easter is related to the Jewish Passover (which is the Exodus story of the angel of God passing over the houses of the Hebrews who had the blood of a lamb painted along the sides of their doorway related to the administering of the 10th plague upon Egypt) and is not related to the day Jesus actually was crucified on as that was on the Jewish 'Day of Atonement'. post
it was saying in the end of times how difficult it will be for true believers who do not accept the Sunday, except it said that Jesus will guide them to a safe place where they can escape persecution, can you explain this bro?
Manuscript 45, May 14, 1897, (see also 7ABC 257 & 269)
With Satan at their head to imbue them with his spirit, men may afflict God's people; they may cause pain to the body; they may take away the temporal life, but they cannot touch the life that is hid with Christ. We are not our own. Soul and body, we have been bought with the price paid upon the cross of Calvary, and we are to remember that we are in the hands of Him who created us. Whatever Satan may inspire evil men to do, we are to rest in the assurance that we are under God's charge, and that by His Spirit He will strengthen us to endure.
There is no greater evidence that Satan is working than that men who profess to be sanctified to God's service persecute their fellow-beings, because they do not believe the same doctrines that they themselves believe. These will rush with fury against God's people, falsifying, stating things they know are untrue, thus showing that they are inspired by him who is an accuser of the brethren and a murderer of the saints of God.
But if God permits tyrants to do with us as the priests and rulers did to His Son, shall we give up our faith and go back to perdition? It is not because God does not care for us that He permits these things to be, for He declares, "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints" [Psalms 116:15]. "He shall deliver the needy when he crieth; the poor also, and him that hath no helper. He shall spare the poor and needy, and shall save the souls of the needy. He shall redeem their soul from deceit and violence: and precious shall their blood be in His sight" [Psalms 72:12, 14].
The time is soon to come when the Lord will say, "Come, My people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thee as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast. For behold, the Lord cometh out of His place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain" [Isaiah 26:20, 21].
Manuscript 26, March 11, 1904,
Jesus refrained from taking a course that would bring such a crisis in His life as to cut short His lifework. The opposition of the priests and rulers at Jerusalem had driven the mighty Healer from their midst. He restricted, for a time, His labors to Galilee. Often He left one field of labor for another, in order to escape from those who were seeking His life. When He was rejected at Nazareth, and His own townsmen tried to kill Him, He went down to Capernaum, where the people "were astonished at His doctrine: for His word was with power" [Luke 4:32]. He did not, by rushing into danger, hasten a crisis. He knew that He was to receive the world's hatred, He knew that His work would result in His death, but prematurely to expose Himself would not be the will of His Father.
From this we are to learn a lesson. As time goes by we shall have to encounter an opposition that will become more and more intense. As enmity is aroused in various places against those who observe the Sabbath of the Lord, it may become a necessity for God's people to move from those places to places where they will not be so bitterly opposed. God does not require His children to remain where, by the course of wicked men, their influence is made of no effect, and their lives are endangered. When liberty and life are imperiled, it is not merely our privilege, it our positive duty to go to places where the people are willing to hear the word of life, and where the opportunities for preaching the word will be more favorable.
There is a large field in which to labor for the salvation of souls, and unless loyalty to God requires it, His servants are not to imperil their lives. They are not to be discouraged by persecution, but when their work is hedged up in one place, they are to seek a place where they can continue to labor for the salvation of souls, where there are people whose hearts have not, by unbelief, been hardened against the truth.
I am failing to see what your point is. You are trying to infer that because it is not an 'original' then it is not acceptable. We are not talking about the authenticity of paintings here, we are talking about someone copying the words of the original onto another scroll or paper and either keeping it in that language or translating it into another tongue. Who cares that now we are only left with 'fragments' of some originals...they were handled so much to be made copies of that they became damaged. If basically all the copies of the original and in their various languages agree with each other theologically then it shows that the copying process was fine and there weren't corruptions.
Your present the people who oversaw the translation of the English bible the King James version. You allude to it being corrupted by saying 'edited' suggesting that it is corrupted and unreliable.
"Direct from God" may not really be that relevant for describing her gifts, since they all are, I suppose, for everyone. The "visions" are a bit in dispute as for how many she really had, and could be as few as two, where otherwise she had insights into things, not of a truly visionary nature.
So from this modern unaltered source whom we would say received all the visions, knowledge and understanding direct from God (which can not be explained by her own knowledge and educational background) all the theology is confirmed many times over with key understanding given bringing passages together in greater understanding than people may have been aware of in reading passages in isolation.
People who come up with that number have a weird way of how they do it, where they take every instance of "being told", as a vision, which is just wrong. She had one extensive vision early on and shown all of history from beginning to end, and worked off that for the rest of her life, and she had another vision which was about toxic food and how it would become increasingly dangerous over time.
I have heard the figure of visions being around the 2000 mark over a 60 year period.
There were no telephones back then so people wrote a lot to correspond. Plus she had a secretary who did the physical writing, once she got into writing actual books, rather than just letters to different church members.
No doubt she had 'insight' into things though, I can't imagine being able to write like 14 pages roughly each and every day like she did of gold quality content. I'd be lucky to be able to push out a third of that per day for a short period of time before I would burn out.
Education was graded differently back then and high school then would be closer to college level now and most people never went to high school.
For a person who didn't go to high school I would call that Divinely influenced!
In the end all we can really do is live based on the best light that we have and that we think is truth...whatever God there is will judge people justly based on what they knew to be true. If God does not judge them by this criteria then He doesn't deserve to be God or worshiped as 'God'. To me it seems obvious what the 'truth' is HAHA but to others they might not be able to see it so readily based on a variety or reasons.