WHO WILL BE THE BRIDE AND WHO THE GUESTS
ON THE WEDDING FEAST?
one teach that in order to be saved a man has to believe in Jesus and execute
all God’s commandments, and if one of the commandments will be broken, it is
equivalent to infringement of all, and consequently the man will not be saved.
Adventists teach that without keeping the fourth commandment (Sabbath) nobody
can be saved. They are quoting James 2:10, though James told about the salvation
through observing of the Law, not about the salvation through the faith in
teach, if a man eat a pork, he will not be saved. Nor Jesus nor disciples taught
that. We know that Peter not only ate with Gentiles but even lived as a Gentile
(Gal.2:11-14). This teaching that unclean food can prevent people from
receiving salvation is almost similar to that some Jesus' disciples from Jews
taught, if a man will not be circumcised he can not be saved (Act.15:1). Paul
said: “food will not cause our acceptance by God nor
commend us to Him” (1Cor.8:8), however Adventists are referring
Isa.66:17, where it is spoken not about
the forbidden food, but about an idolatry, that God knows «their
works and their thoughts» (66:18) those who worship devil in holy groves
and eat all dirty things to please him. Thus, Isaiah was talking about the
breaking the first and most important commandment by people who knew the only
Ellen White said "The health reform, I was shown, is a part of the third angel's message and is just as closely connected with it as are the arm and hand with the human body" (Testimonies for the Church,v.1, p.486; Last Day Events,p.80). However Rev.14:9 said that the third's angel message is: do not receive the mark of the beast. By adding her health reform vision to the third angel's message, Ellen White hence asserts that those that rebelled against her health reform, rebelled against God and will lose their salvation together with those that worship the beast.
You see if it would be necessary to observe everything of that¸ then how can be sure in their salvation those who accepted Jesus but could not stop to work on Saturdays, or could not stop to eat a pork, because in their country everything is cooking with pork. Therefore some are loosing their faith deciding that they are not capable to reach the salvation by any means, and leave a church forever, being disappointed in God and not having understood God's love.
teach, that every Jesus' believer will enter into Kingdom of Heaven. Thus they
belittle a value of the Kingdom by drawing not a narrow way to it, as Jesus
taught, but a wide road. The main argument of their doctrines is Jesus' promise
to the thief on a cross.
However, let see whether or not Jesus had promised to the thief the Kingdom of heaven. The thief on a cross had got to believe, that Jesus is Christ and repented his sins (Luke 23:43), thus he had received the gift of God - the eternal life. But Jesus didn’t tell him: ”You will be with Me in Kingdom of Heaven”, He said : “Verily I say unto you today, you will be with Me in a paradise”. The thief repented his sins and accepted Jesus as Son of God thus he got the salvation. But he wasn’t born again, he didn’t receive the Holy Spirit so he cannot enter into the Kingdom. He cannot be resurrected at first resurrection to be a priest of Jesus, but he will be resurrected at the second resurrection to live on the new earth, in the paradise, as Jesus promised him. The paradise was on the earth, not in heaven, and the New Earth will be the paradise.
Bible clearly speaks, that for salvation it is necessary
Those who did not know God, will be judged according to the second tablet, i.e. how they were just with other people. So for example, in Russia there were three generations which did not have a possibility to know God, however during the war many people gave up their lives to rescue others; they shared with a neighbor a last piece of bread; they demonstrated the purest love and care for each other. Not knowing, they had the laws of God written down in their hearts (Rom.2:14,15). They will be saved, but they will not enter into the Kingdom, because without the knowing Jesus is impossible to enter into Heavenly Kingdom.
people ask, what does a faithless, but honor and fair man wins, when he accepts
Jesus? You see when he did not know Jesus and did something bad, while do not
understanding of that, for those deeds he will be judged less, than for the same
deeds, accomplished with a complete understanding of the sin (Luke12:47-48; John
15:22). Priests not always can answer such question. It turns out, that the
acceptance of Jesus only increases a weight of the responsibility. Is it better
for a person to live without of knowing of Jesus? Why does a non-believer
through the repentance any sin can be forgiven to him, he can begin a new
sinless life in Jesus, which will become a guarantee of the salvation.
His reference to God became possible only due to the
Jesus' sacrifice, and only Jesus is intermediary between a man and God. Without Jesus there is no connection with God. A
non-believer can not be sure if he will have a salvation. A Christ’s
believer can be sure of it.
Ellen White taught: "Those who accept the Savior, however sincere their conversion; should never be taught to say or feel that they are saved. This is misleading" (Christ's Object Lessons, p.155 ,1900 edition). This is the very wrong teaching which keeps people in the slavery of fear. Disciples taught to opposite: “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:32).
By promoting E.White’s teachings Adventists
are depriving people of hope of salvation, the great feeling of freedom and
security in Jesus, the deep understanding of God’s love, His forgiveness and
care for every person, His acceptance of human limits. He gave His Son so
through the faith in Him everyone (
if he will stay in the faith until the end) can
be saved - the salvation is the free gift
of God (Eph.8:9). A person, if he believes in Christ, repents, forgives and
helps others, and will not accept a mark
of the beast, can be sure that he will be saved.
not every believer can be sure if he will enter into the Kingdom, because
the Kingdom is not the gift, but the
award to the already saved people for a perfection of their faith (1Cor.3:14),
which comes through a hard work. Those who are predetermined for the Kingdom sin
can not, as Holy Spirit, living in them, turns them away from any sin.
gives us, as to the last generation before the coming
our generation this knowledge is very important. God does not want, that
believers would think, that He is not just with them. How will a priest feel,
seeing himself left on earth, and a young pizza boy, whom he gave the first
Bible lessons, being taken up to heaven? The priest taught all his life, that
all righteous will go to heaven, it is enough only to believe in Jesus, and now
suddenly he remains on earth. What will he tell to the others saved from his
church, when they will ask him, why they have remained on earth?
Today for the majority to be saved and to be taken into the Heavenly Kingdom do not have any difference. A few who realize what a great honor is to inherit the Kingdom. Parables about a mustard seed (Mat. 13:31,32), about a treasure hidden on a field (Mat.13:44) will be clear only to the saved righteous after the second coming of Jesus.
Those who will be saved not by their faith in Jesus, but by love toward to people, or by execution of the law (Jews) will understand, that they had missed the only chance to enter into Heavenly Kingdom through the faith in Jesus. In that day God «will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering cast over all people, and the veil that is spread over all nations»(Isa.25:7), and everyone will understand, that they have missed the most important in their life, because they did not communicate with God (2Cor.3:14-16). They will see their Savior, whom they rejected, «and they shall mourn for Him» (Zech.12:10). It will be the mourn of the five silly virgins, who will be late to enter into the Heavenly Kingdom: "There shall be weeping ... when ye shall see Abraham... and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out" (Luke13:28).
At that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in
the sky, and all the nations of the earth will mourn.
Today you can think, that there is no big difference between the salvation and Kingdom of Heaven, but when you will be saved, you will mourn about the Kingdom. If someone will hope that he has the one talent of the faith (Mat.25:14-28), and it will be enough for the salvation, but going through future tests he can be left with nothing: «For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath» (Mat.25:29). Bible says, that antichrist will be so successful, that he will able to seduce even the elected for the Kingdom (Mat.24:24).
Some can think, that the knowledge that the Kingdom and a salvation are not absolutely one thing can make the believers go cold, to give them a false hope, that, if they are not good enough for the Kingdom, the salvation they will receive easily. However, when Jesus was asked what to do in order to be saved, He answered same as He answered to the rich man before: «Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able» (Luke13:24). That means, the goal should be always higher. Strive to enter the Kingdom, so if you will not rich it you still will be saved.
seems, that to be saved in the time of antichrist will be not difficult, because
Bible says: «And it shall come to pass, that whosoever
shall call on the name of the LORD (i.e. who will put his trust in the
Lord) shall be delivered» (Joel 2:32). God only
will require do not accept the mark of the beast, be good with a neighbor and to
repent. However a seduction will be so great, that few even will be capable to
think about God, not only to address to Him and to repent. God will give a
chance for the salvation to all sinners up to the last 7th trumpet, but "Revelation" tells, that and after the sounding of the 6th trumpet
they will not repent: «And the rest of the men which
were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands,
that they should not worship devils... Neither repented they of their murders,
nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts»
Our generation is last one that is why the knowledge of the difference of the Kingdom of heaven and salvation is very important today.
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