My Resignation from the SDARM.
March 13th, 2001
Seventh Day Adventist Reform Movement, West Canadian Field Conference.
Brother ..... ....,
I herewith disassociate myself from the fellowship of the Seventh Day Adventist Reform Movement and ask that me name be removed from their books.
In order to make my calling and election sure, it has been necessary to search the Scriptures daily, examining myself to see whether I'm still in the faith. It is, after all, vital that we prove by the Scriptures the condition of our spiritual health, without which we cannot intelligently ask for the glorious things we need, nor be capable of standing fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel. By doing so, I have come to see that the main foundational pillar of that Gospel, the faith once delivered unto the saints, has slowly, systemically, and stealthfully been removed, and replaced by a perverted gospel, by some who departed from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils.
Many deceivers are entered into the world who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist. So closely with the counterfeit resemble the true that it will be impossible to distinguish between them except by the Holy Scriptures. By their testimony every statement and every miracle must be tested. But it is impossible for Satan to hold under his power one soul who honestly desires at whatever cost to know the truth. If any man do His (Christ's) will, he shall know of the doctrine. It thus requires separation from every organization and movement of men which refuse to know the truth, that I be not partakers of their sins, and receive not of their plagues.
It is my opinion that the SDARM leadership are demonstrating that they will not adhere to the original foundational message, the cost is too high. This need not be particularized further for God is aware of their apostasy and their inexcusable sin of disfellowshipping belivers, and shunning others much like Diotrephes of old. But they need not wait to do that with me, even though my voluntary withdrawl plays into their hands, for Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake.
But I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ....for therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith. And just as the 1888 message of Christ Our Righteousness and Justification By Faith was rejected by the then and every subsequent Seventh Day Adventist church leadership, it was also followed by all SDARM conference brethren, the significance of which must not be underestimated.
The 1914 expulsion of the heroic defenders for truth that led to the official organization in 1925 of the SDARM, still stands as a monument for freedom of religious conviction, and so it should. But few fail to realize the fatal mistake, that while they left behind the sin of not transgressing the sixth commandment, they unwittingly took with them the sin of transgressing the first, by reorganizing themselves along the sames lines as the very body that disfellowshipped them, despite the incessant pleading of Sister White and others in the years leading up to, and especially after, 1888.
Acceptance of Justification By Faith would have automatically led to abandoning the papal hierarchical system of church government, for the one which God gave the Adventist pioneers at the beginning. Such a structure the SDARM pioneers also failed to return to, and by keeping the man-made system of rule or ruin, was preserved seed of the erroneous concept of the three-in-one god that inevitably surfaced, which Romanists acknowledge as the mystery of the trinity being the central doctrine of the Catholic faith, upon which are based all the other teachings of their church.
God also has a main foundational pillar, and it is wonderful to have been led into its truth, but sad to have discovered the universal deception of its alteration to where the Holy Spirit is placed as the third being in the Godhead which also destroys the Sonship of Christ, setting up another as the one mediator between God and men, in place of the man Christ Jesus. Early Writings pages 54-56 describe the horrifying result of such heresy. Indeed, the Omega of deadly heresy. Yes, Satan the devil is now being worshipped, prayed to, and sung to in increasingly larger circles, having successfully set himself up as that third being, masquerading as the Holy Spirit, but we are not ignorant of his devices.
It is easy to understand why Sister White trembled for our people.
How much more could be written, but to what avail? Corporate repentance is unheard of, although we can still hope. I'm particularly sensitive now having been in two apostate churches: The Worldwide Church of God, and SDARM. Never again, now that the solid immovable platform upon which Adventism was based has thankfully been revealed to me. No more striving after men, but God only in Jesus Christ through their Holy Spirit, not as a third being as such, but as representative of their character and attributes. What freedom! And ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.
My prayers are with you and yes, also with the SDARM but that they turn toward the blessed light before it is too late.
With love in the name of Jesus.