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 Will the True Spirit of Prophecy Please Stand Up?

What Historic SDA's say:   What the Spirit of Prophecy said:
"There is no plain "thus saith the Lord" that we should keep the Feasts days."   "Thou shalt keep the Feasts of Unleavened I commanded thee." Ex 23:15
"Well, yes, but the Feast days were done away with, nailed to the cross.   "Christ, to enforce the will of His Father, became the author of the statutes and precepts given through Moses." R&H May 6, 1875
"When Ellen White said 'These statutes were not shadowy types to pass away with the death of Christ.' she was talking about the Ten Commandments-- Statutes, commandments, they all mean the same thing!?   "Those statutes...were explicitly given to guard the ten commandments." R&H May 6, 1875

Not the same!

"She divided these rules and regulations into three classes, or categories-- Moral, ceremonial, and judicial!   "God's people, whom He calls His peculiar treasure, were privileged with a two-fold system of law: moral and ceremonial." Ibid
"Well, Ellen White never said we should keep the Feast days!"   "Well would it be for the people of God at the present time to have a Feast of Tabernacles." P&P 541-2
"Yes, but that doesn't mean you have to keep them!"   "The object of all these regulations was stated: they proceeded from no exercise of mere arbitrary sovereignty. All were given for the good of Israel. The Lord said, "Ye shall be holy men unto me" worthy to acknowledged by a holy God." P&P 310-11
"Well, Ellen White never kept the Feast days, so why should we?"   "The first Sabbath on our way we spent at Orleans, and observed the fast. It was a day of great solemnity with us; we sought to humble ourselves before God 1T 593
"The only reason Paul kept the Feast days is because he was trying to win the Jews!"   "At Philippi, Paul tarried to keep the Passover. . . The Philippians were the most loving and truehearted of the apostle's converts, and during the eight days of the feast he enjoyed peaceful and happy communication with them" AA 390-91
"Ellen White never said we were to use or speak the holy name!"   "His holy name should be uttered with reverence and solemnity." PP 306-07
"You don't believe Ellen White was inspired, since she did not use the hold name that you are using. Why do you still use her writings?"   "Inspiration acts not on man's words or his expressions, but ...the thoughts."  (but that doesn't mean the words are not important)
"If the sacred name and feast days were so important for these last days, our prophet Ellen White would have said something about it."   "Amid the confusing cries 'Lo, here is Christ! Lo, there is Christ!' will be borne a special testimony, a special message of truth appropriate for this time, which message is to be received, believed, and acted upon. It is the truth, not fanciful ideas, that is efficacious. The eternal truth of the Word will stand forth free from all seductive errors and spiritualistic interpretations. ... As men, women children proclaim the gospel, the Lord will open the eyes of the blind to see His statutes, and will write upon the hearts of the truly penitent His law. The animating Spirit of God, working through human agencies, leas the believers to be of one mind, one soul unitedly loving God and keeping his commandments-- preparing here below for translation Vol. 7A (under Rev 18)


"God is dishonored when we do not receive the communication that He sends us. Thus we refuse the golden oil which he would pour into our souls to be communicated to those in darkness." Vol. 7A (under Zech 7)   The Messiah said the true Spirit of Prophecy would come "and restore all things." Matt. 17:11 (in view of Acts 3:21)


The Foolish Virgin-- Ps 50:16-17   The Wise Virgins-- S.Songs 1:3

Give us of your oil, for our lamps are gone out.


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