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Are there any Christians who have not heard of the word "offshoots" being used to describe an unpopular religious group? Don't they all have religious rivals whom they speak against in a derogatory manner by the use of the word "offshoots"? If so, then they make the word "offshoots" mean that those to whom it is attached are bad people. But that is not always true, because Jesus and the apostles were offshoots from the Jewish church! To the Jews they were offshoots who were bad people; but to the Christians they were offshoots who were good people! It is obvious, then, that to know if those whom others call offshoots are bad or good people, they cannot be judged by religious bigotry, or church rivalry, or prejudices, but only by the Word of God.

The word "offshoot" means: "a branch of a main stem" and "a collateral or derived branch, descendant, or member: outgrowth" (Webster's Dict.). The meaning can be applied to many different things, but it always means an "outgrowth" or an "offshoot" of something original that has already been established. That is, in its beginning it was a part of the original (the fundamental, the basic), which was not complete, or became defective or deficient and needed improvement; therefore, it lacked a necessary element needed for it to continue when circumstances change. That necessity, therefore, must develop into an "outgrowth" of the original which is generally identified as an offshoot. That "outgrowth" can be good to perpetuate commercial enterprises as the world changes. But the purpose of this study is not to analyze the "outgrowth" of commercialism, but of religion which is also affected by changes in the world. And since there are only two kinds of religions in this world (Mt. 7:13,14)--the religion of God and the religion of the devil, then we must learn the beginning of each to ascertain which one is an offshoot, and are they always bad people or can they be good people.

"In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth" (Gen. 1:1). He also created a man--Adam (Gen. 1:26) and a woman for an "help meet"--Eve (Gen. 2:22; P.P. 46:2). And He put them in the garden of Eden to worship and serve Him only and know only what is "good." To test them, He gave them the "tree of the knowledge of good and evil" (Gen. 2:17). This tree represented God's true religion--the "good" and it also represented the devil's false religion--the "evil." If they ate of it, then all mankind through the seed of Adam and Eve would know "good and evil"! And they did eat its fruit (Gen. 3:6) and were driven from the garden of Eden (Gen. 3:24), and they learned more fully the "knowledge of good and evil" after their two sons, Cain and Abel, were born (Gen. 4:1,2).


"To Eve was born first Cain and Abel. Cain {who worshiped God by a false religion} was wicked and Abel {who worshiped God by a true religion} was righteous."--12 Symbolic Code, No. 5, pg. 11:0 (bold emphasis added).

"The two brothers erected their altars alike, and each brought an offering {Gen. 4:3,4}. Abel presented a sacrifice {a lamb} from the flock, in accordance with the Lord's direction. 'And the Lord had respect unto Abel and to his offering' {true religion}. Fire flashed from heaven, and consumed the sacrifice. But Cain, disregarding the Lord's direct and explicit command, presented only an offering of fruit {false religion}. There was no token from heaven to show that it was accepted."--Patriarchs and Prophets, pgs. 71:3 (bold emphasis, braces added).

"Cain was right in making an offering, but {wrong when} he left out all that made it of any value--the blood of the atonement."--4 Testimonies, pg. 395:3 (bold emphasis, braces added).

"Cain...chose the course of self-dependence. He would come in his own merits. He would not bring the lamb and mingle its blood with his offering {true religion}, but would present his fruits, the products of his labor {false religion}."--Patriarchs and Prophets, pgs. 72, 73 (bold emphasis, braces added).

"Cain...was the first one in history to worship {falsely} according to his own private interpretation of religion."--2 Timely Greetings, No. 24, pg. 25:4 (bold emphasis added).

"The class of worshipers who follow the example of Cain includes by far the greater portion of the world; for nearly every false religion has been based on the same principle,--that man can depend upon his own efforts for salvation {false religion}."--Patriarchs and Prophets, pg. 73:1 (bold emphasis, braces added).

"The principle that man {Cainites} can save himself by his own works lay at the foundation of every heathen religion; it had now become the principle of the Jewish religion."--Desire of Ages, pgs. 35, 36 (bold emphasis, braces added).

"Abel worshiped {by a true religion} according to the wisdom of God, whereas Cain worshiped {by a false religion} according to the wisdom of man. Cain's sacrifice {of fruits--false religion} was merely the counterfeit of Abel's {sacrifice of a lamb--true religion}. Here we see that where Truth is, there is also a counterfeit."--1 Timely Greetings, No. 51, pg. 10 (bold emphasis, braces added).

"There are many so-called Christians, who, like Cain say, 'It makes no difference; one thing {religion} is as good as another.' But God accepts no substitute and no man's religion {counterfeit}. That which human wisdom has devised {Cainite religion}, is man's righteousness, and not the righteousness of Christ. Therefore, it is an abomination in God's sight."--2 Shepherd's Rod, pg. 124 (bold emphasis, braces added).

"Thus we see that through the types there were two classes of children in the history of the church--the good and the bad."--12 Symbolic Code, No. 5, pg. 11:0 (bold emphasis added).

"Cain {false religion} and Abel {true religion} represent two classes {of worshipers} that will exist in the world till the close of time {second advent of Christ}."--Patriarchs and Prophets, pg. 72:4 (bold emphasis, braces added).

Note that from the day Cain and Abel were born "till the close of time" at Christ's second advent, everybody born into this world, without exception, will be either a Cain worshiper of a false religion from Satan, or a Abel worshiper of the true religion from God. That is because Jesus, the founder of true religion, said "wide is the gate, and broad is the way {false religion of Cain}, that leadeth to destruction" and "strait is the gate, and narrow the way {true religion of Abel}, which leadeth unto life" (Mt. 7:13,14). But Cain persecuted Abel and killed him! What does that mean?


"In the case of Cain and Abel, Cain who should have led out in true worship since he was the eldest son, chose instead not to worship God according to His commands; whereas Abel was a true worshipper of God. Because God accepted Abel's offering and rejected Cain's, he persecuted and slew Abel. This incident served to demonstrate the actions of church leaders {Cainites} who were determined to lead God's people {Abelites} wrong and even resorted to martyring those who refused to be led wrong."--12 Symbolic Code, No. 5, pg. 11 (bold emphasis, braces added).

"The death of Abel was in consequence of Cain's refusing to accept God's plan {of true religion} in the school of obedience to be saved by the blood of Jesus Christ typified by the sacrificial offerings pointing to Christ."--1 Selected Messages, pg. 233 (bold emphasis added).

Cain and all his descendants (Cainites) are on the "broad" path separate from Abel, and all his descendants (Abelites) are on the "narrow" path. The Abelites are the saints whose religion is true, and they are gentle, peaceful people who do no harm to anyone. But the Cainites are the wicked whose religion is false, and they are hateful and violent people! They persecute and kill the Abelites. Jesus told the apostles what the Abelite Christians must suffer from the Cainite wicked when He said, "Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for My name's sake." (Mt. 24:9).

"The early Christians {Abelites} were indeed a peculiar people....Therefore they were hated by the wicked, even as Abel was hated by the ungodly Cain. For the same reason that Cain slew Abel, did those who sought to throw off the restraint of the Holy Spirit, put to death God's people."--Great Controversy, pg. 46:2 (bold emphasis, braces added).


Jesus told the Christians about these two classes of peoples, which He called "wheat"--Abelites and "tares"--Cainites (Mt. 13:24-29). The Abelites have always worshiped God by the true religion--shedding the blood of a lamb, because "the life of the flesh is in the blood" (Lev. 17:11). Abel (the wheat) was the first to slay a lamb, and all the Abelites thereafter did so, including Abraham (Gen. 22:1-13), and the children of Israel (Ex. 12:3,6) up until the time of Jesus the Messiah, of whom John said, "Behold, the Lamb of God (Jn. 1:29). His blood was shed (Mt. 27:50) that all the Abelites might have life. But Cain (the tares) worship God by a false religion, which cannot give life to anyone, because it is as "deadly as poison"!

"The sacrifice and religious worship of the two {Cain and Abel} first born in the human family, reveals that the Saviour of the world had made known the divine plan of salvation to the family of Adam. Their system of worship {killing a lamb} being devised by the Creator Himself, was perfect, and able to save the sinner from sin. Abel's careful religious observance, according to the instruction of the Diety whom he worshiped, shows that only such worship, honor and praise, can be acceptable to God. Cain was not mindful of the commandment, and thus by presenting {his fruits} that which God had not required, went about to establish a religion of his own {a counterfeit}....Those {Cainites--tares} who are inclined to persecute {and kill} the ones {Abelites--wheat} who do not worship as they do, are bowing down with Cain at the altar of bricks. Such altars are the product of man by converting the form of the original; and though {bricks--false religion--is} more attractive than the altar of stone {true religion} may seem, there is no sanctifying power {or life} in them, and their worship {by a false religion} is as deadly as poison."--2 Shepherd's Rod, pg. 143 (see 1 S.R. 163; 1 Timely Greetings, No. 44, pg. 4) (bold emphasis, braces added) (bold emphasis, braces added).

Christ's parable (Mt. 13:24-30) shows that "while men slept" (Mt. 13:25) Satan sowed the "tares" (weeds) among the "wheat" (food) in God's church (Mt. 13:38; C.O.L. 70:2). And because these Cainites (tares) look like (pretend to be) the Abelites (wheat), they gained control of the church.

"The evil of {Cainite ministers} allowing the devil freely to sow the tares {more Cainites} among the wheat {Abelites}, has existed in the Christian church since the passing of the apostles {until today}, with the result that whenever the Lord has sent a message to His people, the tares {Cainites} amongst them have straightway (at the instructions of the leaders) raised their hands and voted {to cast} out whoever {Abelites} would listen to the messenger and obey the message."--3 Tract, pgs. 60,61 (bold emphasis, braces added).

Eventually the Cainites exposed themselves when they persecuted and killed the Abelites, as Cain killed Abel. And what do you suppose the Cainites call the Abelites? That's right--offshoots! All during the New Testament era the Abelites who worshiped God by the true religion, were labeled offshoots and killed (martyred) during the Dark-Age period. Afterwards, during the Reformation several Protestant churches were raised up; but the Cainites labeled the Abelites as offshoots. Since, however, martyrdom ceased in 1700 (1 T.G. 4:24:6), the Cainites could not kill the Abelites, so they cast them out of their churches--the "candlesticks."

John saw these churches symbolized as seven candlesticks in the book of Revelation: "And the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches" (Rev. 1:20). Since Jesus was standing in the "midst" (Rev. 1:13) of them, then they must be Christian churches in the New Testament era.

"All seven {candlesticks} of these antitypical {Christian} churches (Rev. 2 and 3) started out well, but sooner or later Satan succeeded in bringing into each one in succession a flood of satanic agencies (figuratively, the 'tares') {Cainites} in the garb of professed believers of the Truth. Especially has this been so with the ministry, by whom he has been able to lead entire churches astray. And always some of the members {Abelites} who have refused to follow the leadership of man in the place of that of Christ, have been cast out {by the Cainites who called them offshoots--bad people}."--2 Tract, pg. 31:2 (bold emphasis, braces added).


But the sixth candlestick was different. It was the church of Philadelphia, meaning "brotherly love" (Rev. 3:7). It represents the Millerite church--the First-day Adventists, which began its brief career in 1833 and ended in 1844:

"Of all the great religious movements since the days of the apostles, none have been more free from human imperfections and the wiles of Satan than was that {Millerite church} of the autumn of 1844."--Great Controversy, pg. 401:3 (bold emphasis, braces added).

"...the Millerite church's being named 'Philadelphia' was not merely incidental. The name, meaning 'brotherly love,' was divinely designed, and will not, in all the Christian era, fit a church organization other than the Millerite {First-day Adventist church}--the only one that is not guilty of casting out its brethren for hearing a message from God, or of restricting their religious freedom in investigating {studying} for themselves any purported truths! It alone, therefore, stands free from the guilt and condemnation underlined in the Lord's charge: 'Hear the word of the Lord, ye that tremble at His word; Your brethren that hated you, that cast you out for My name's sake, said, Let the Lord be glorified: but He shall appear to your joy, and they shall be ashamed.' Isa. 66:5."--2 Tract, pgs. 31, 32 (bold emphasis, braces added).

"Of all 'the seven churches' {candlesticks} (Rev. 2 and 3), only the Philadelphian (the Millerite) {First-day Adventist} church did not run afoul these same satanic practices. Ever true to God, it closed its brief but spotless career in 1844, its appointed destination."--2 Tract, pgs. 33,34 (bold emphasis, braces added).

The First-day Adventists were the Abelites who were "more free from human imperfections" than the previous Christian churches, because they had very few Cainites in their midst. Had there been more, they could not have been named "Philadelphia"--a movement of "brotherly love"! The Cainites would have accused the Philadelphia brethren (Abelites) of being offshoots, and they would have cast them out! Instead, the brief career of First-day Adventists ended in 1844, and from it emerged another movement.


When the First-day Adventist movement, the sixth candlestick (Rev. 3:7) ended in 1844, from it emerged another movement--the last candlestick (Rev. 3:14). Its name "Laodicea" means "people declaring judgment," which identifies only one church among all the other Protestant Christian churches:

"Laodicea may be infallibly recognized amidst the many 'isms' of Christendom by the work she is doing--declaring the judgment. Indeed, this mark of identification is pointed out by the very name Laodicea, compounded of the two Greek words lao and dekei, the one meaning 'people,' also 'speak,' the other meaning 'judgment,' the two in one meaning the people declaring judgment. The church, therefore, which declares, 'Fear God, and give glory to Him; for the hour of His judgment is come' (Rev. 14:7), is evidently the one called Laodicea. And it is almost as well known outside Seventh-day Adventist circles as within, that the Seventh-day Adventist church is endeavoring to carry the judgment message of Revelation 14:7, and is therefore unchallenged in her claim to the title, Laodicea."--1 Answerer Book, pg. 11:2 (bold emphasis added).

Though "Laodicea" is strictly identified as the Seventh-day Adventist church, its membership consists of only a few thousand Abelite saints who not only have brotherly love, but they also love the truth. Its greater membership consists of millions of Cainites (tares) whom Jesus rebukes, because they say they "have need of nothing" (Rev. 3:17)--no need of any more truth. But the prophetess of the Seventh-day Adventist church, Sis. White (1 S.M. 34:5), told them that there is more light (truth) to come to the church:

"We {Seventh-day Adventists} must not for a moment think that there is no more light, no more truth, to be given us. We are in danger of becoming careless, by our indifference losing the sanctifying power of truth, and composing ourselves with the thought, 'I am rich, and increased with goods {old light}, and have need of nothing {new light}' {Rev. 3:17}. While we must hold fast to the truths which we have already received {the old light}, we must not look with suspicion upon any new light that God may send {by his prophet Elijah}."--Gospel Workers, pg. 310:4--by EGW (bold emphasis, braces added).

And the prophetess of the Seventh-day Adventist church, Sis. White (1 S.M. 34:5), also told them that Elijah the prophet was to come to their church with a message of truth:

"Prophecy must be fulfilled. The Lord says: 'Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord' {Mal. 4:5}. Somebody is to come {future tense--sometime after 1890} in the spirit and power of Elijah, and when he (a male person--Mal. 4:6} appears, men may say: 'You are too earnest, you do not interpret the Scriptures in the proper way. Let me tell you how to teach your message'."--Testimonies to Ministers, pg. 475:3 (bold emphasis, braces added).

Since Sis. White began her ministry in 1844 and wrote in 1890 that Elijah "is to come" in the future, then she could not have been that Elijah. The Lord proved this when He said: "And Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lapidoth, she judged Israel as that time." (Judges 4:4). Did you notice that God's Word did not say that Deborah was a "prophet," a "husband" and a "he"? Why? because the Lord always refers to a male person as a "he" and a "prophet;" whereas He always refers to a female person (such as Deborah) as a "she" and a "prophetess"! And that is the reason why Malachi said that "Elijah the prophet" (Mal. 4:5) is to be a male person "he" (Mal. 4:6), as the first Elijah--John the baptist was a "he" (Mt. 3:1-3). This irrefutable fact proves, then, that Sis. White was not referring to herself as Elijah, but to a "somebody" who "is to come" after her day.


But the millions of Cainites in the Seventh-day Adventist church refuse Elijah and his message, and that is why Jesus rebuked them and told them that they are "blind" and "naked" (Rev. 3:17), and asks them to "repent" (Rev. 3:19! Those who refuse to repent expose themselves as Cainites (tares), when they become angry at the Abelites (wheat) who repented, accepted His prophet Elijah with new light (truth)--the "eyesalve" (Rev. 3:18), and who tell other members about Elijah's message. This causes the Cainite ministers in the Seventh-day Adventist church to hate the Abelites, accuse them of being offshoots who are bad people, and cast them out of the church.

"To punish those {Abelites} who were supposed to be evil doers {offshoots}, the {Cainites in the} church has had recourse to the civil power. Those who differed from the established doctrines have been imprisoned, put to torture and to death, at the instigation of men {Cainites} who claimed to be acting under the sanction of Christ. But it is the spirit of Satan, not the Spirit of Christ, that inspires such acts. This is Satan's own method of bringing the world under his dominion. God has been misrepresented through the church by this way of dealing with {casting out} those {Abelites} supposed to be heretics {offshoots}."--Christ's Object Lessons, pg. 74.

"But as the {Cainites in the Seventh-day Adventist} church today is virtually everywhere in subordination to the state, and therefore utterly powerless to impose the penalty of imprisonment, torture, and death, as her predecessors frequently did, in punishment for supposed heresy, the threat of excommunication {cast out as offshoots and bad people} is consequently the highest price that the {Seventh-day Adventist} Denomination is able to impose upon any {Abelites} who would dare to awaken her sleepers {2 Test. 337:2}. Likewise it is become her strongest weapon for persuading the awakened to retract and to lapse back into Laodicean slumber and sleep. Actually, though, this tyrannical practice is itself now deepening the realization, among the followers of Inspiration, that Satan's subversive agents {Cainites} are in complete control of the Denomination, and are doing everything possible to cast out everyone {Abelites} who dares give heed to the Voice of Omnipotent God above the voice of idolized men..."--White House Recruiter, pgs. 72,73.

All during the New Testament era the majority of the so-called Christians (Cainites) have been foremost in rejecting any new truth that God sent to them. They have been generally educated in their youth as Christians in either a Protestant or Catholic church, believing in the established doctrines as taught by their ministers. But when a reformatory message is brought to their attention by other Christians, such as Luther, Knox, Wesley, Campbell, who preached previously understood old doctrines that were trampled down during the Dark-Age papal confederacy of church and state, or any new truth, such as brought by William Miller (First-day Adventists) and by Ellen G. White (Seventh-day Adventists), then if they are among the millions of Cainites they would reject it.

This would leave only a few good people (Christian Abelites) to accept truth and progress in spiritual growth. They are called offshoots and most of them have been cast out of the church as Jesus and the apostles were cast out: "For the Jews had agreed already, that if any man did confess that he was Christ, he should be put {cast} out of the synagogue" (Jn. 9:22). Those Abelites who have been cast out of the Seventh-day Adventist church are accused of being offshoots, because they have accepted the prophet Elijah (T.M. 475:3) and his message. But this does not change their faith; they still believe in and teach the true doctrines of the Seventh-day Adventist church (as the apostles continued to teach the Jewish faith). For this reason they are known as Davidian Seventh-day Adventists, because they are the few Abelites who have progressed with the new truth of Elijah's message. Thus, the reason most Seventh-day Adventists today (Cainites) are not Davidians (Abelites) is easily understood when these series of questions are asked:

"...why Catholics have not yet become Lutherans, why Lutherans have not yet become Presbyterians, why Presbyterians have not yet become Methodists, why Methodists have not yet become Baptists, why Baptists have not yet become Seventh-day Adventists, and why Seventh-day Adventists have not yet become Davidian Seventh-day Adventists {Abelites}? The overall answer is that each successive denomination had failed to keep pace with the progress of Truth, because each had failed to climb higher than the height of the founder of each respective denomination could possibly have led them in his life time."--2 Timely Greetings, No. 26, pgs. 20, 21 (bold emphasis, braces added).


"Now suppose that Abel had lived until our day and had followed the progress of Truth through each generation, what would have been his experience in religion?--He would necessarily have joined with Enoch's movement; with Noah's; with Abraham's; with Jacob's; with Moses'; with all the prophets'; with John the Baptist's, with the Apostles; then with the Lutherans'; with the Presbyterians'; with the Methodists'; with the First-day Adventists'; with the Seventh-day Adventists'; and at last he would have joined with Davidian Seventh-day Adventists. In order for him to keep up with advancing Truth, Abel would have had to leave one movement {or be cast out} and join another at each new unfoldment of Truth, otherwise he would have remained as ignorant in the progress of religion as have the Jews."--1 Timely Greetings, No. 51, pgs. 10, 11 (bold emphasis, braces added).

If Abel was resurrected after Cain killed him, he would have been killed again and again by the wicked Cainites. He would have "joined with Enoch's movement; with Noah's; with Abraham's; with Jacob's; with Moses'; with all the prophets'" in the days of the Jews; and the Cainites would have called him as an offshoot and killed him as the Jews killed the prophets. If he was resurrected in the days of the apostles, he would have been called an offshoot and killed (stoned to death) by the Cainites as was Stephen (Acts 7:58-60). If he was resurrected during the Dark Ages, he would have been called an offshoot and killed again (burned at the stake) by the Cainites as were the martyrs. If he was resurrected during the Reformation, he would have been called an offshoot and cast out by the Cainites from one church to another. Then he would have joined the Millerite church of Philadelphia, and be at peace among the other Abelites who had "brotherly love"! Finally, he would have joined the Seventh-day Adventist church, and the Cainites would call him an offshoot and cast him out as a bad person for becoming a Davidian!

"All people {Abelites--the good people} down through the ages that have ever embraced a fresh message from God {such as Jesus and the apostles}, were branded as 'offshoots' and considered dangerous {bad people}--something from which one must beware lest he be shot at, as it were, stabbed, trapped, or something as bad, or hard to tell what.

"As you know, we {Davidian Seventh-day Adventists}, too, are branded {by the Cainites} as such {offshoots--bad people} and are accused of leaving the Denomination even as much as were the apostles accused of leaving Judaism and taking up Christianity. Actually the apostles had left nothing, for they not only took along with them every truth Judaism had, but they went on with the fresh Truth of God also, whereas Judaism fell back. The apostles, moreover, would have remained in the synagogue if the Jews had not driven them out. For this the apostles {the good people} were called 'offshoots,' or the like."--2 Timely Greetings, No. 43, pg. 3:1,2 (bold emphasis, braces added).

"We {Abelites--the good people} likewise have not pulled away from the Denomination, but have been cast out of our respective churches and forced to go by another name, Davidian Seventh-day Adventists,--and all this for no other reason than for embracing the additional Heaven-born Truth {by Elijah the prophet--T.M. 475:3} which gives power and force to the Advent message (Early Writings, p. 277), and which makes us better Seventh-day Adventists than we have been or could otherwise be."--2 Timely Greetings, No. 43, pg. 3:2 (bold emphasis, braces added).

"Now, if we {Davidians} be 'offshoots' for walking in the light which heaven sends from time to time to lead God's people in the way of Truth and Righteousness, then I should like to know what our brethren think they themselves are, for by the same token of logic the Mother Denomination, the Seventh-day Adventist, is itself an offshoot from another denomination {First-day Adventists}. Moreover, this is also true of all the Protestant denominations, for they are the offshoots of the Catholic; and the Apostolic is an offshoot of the Jewish. Who, then, outside of the Jews is not an offshoot? In fact, if we go as far back as Abraham's time, we will find that even the Jews were an offshoot of something before their time. If offshoots are {bad people and} therefore to be shunned, hated, and abhorred {and cast out}, then why are there any Christians at all {who are Abelites that came from offshoots}? And if this is an eye-opener to those {Cainites} who think themselves something other than an offshoot, they should now without delay apply for admission to the {Jewish} Synagogue, or else begin to behave like God's men {Abelites}."--2 Timely Greetings, No. 43, pgs. 3, 4 (bold emphasis, braces added).

The Abelites in the Protestant churches were offshoots from the Catholic church, and the Abelites in the First-day Adventist church were offshoots from the Protestant churches; so the Abelites in the Seventh-day Adventist church are offshoots from the First-day Adventist church! And since Seventh-day Adventists do not think they are bad people, even though they cannot deny that they are offshoots, then they cannot say the Davidians are bad people for being offshoots as they are! Therefore, since they are offshoots who cast out the Davidians as offshoots, then by doing this they prove themselves to be Cainites {bad people}, because the Abelites {good people} would never cast out others!

"The Davidians {Abelites} are the upshoot from decadent Seventh-day Adventism prophetically envisioned in Ezekiel, chapter nine. Its members are in the main those who have been cast out and deprived of the fellowship of their Seventh-day Adventist churches. Thus being separated from their church and denied its name because of their having given heed to the voice of the Rod, the voice of the Good Shepherd, they are called by the name imbedded in the work of the Rod, 'Davidian Seventh-day Adventists,' until the time when they shall be 'called by a new name, which the mouth of the Lord shall name.' Isa. 62:2."--Leviticus, pg. 12:1 (bold emphasis, braces added).


Since all the Abelites (good people) came down through the ages from the Jewish church to Christian church until today, and since they were called offshoots and cast out of God's church, then it is obvious that those who called them offshoots and cast them out must be the Cainites--the bad people! And this would apply even moreso to the Cainites (bad people) in the Seventh-day Adventist church who label the Davidians as offshoots and cast them out, because they have been warned not to do this:

"The servants said unto him {Jesus}, wilt thou then that we go and gather them {tares--bad people} up {cast them out}? But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares {bad people--Cainites}, ye root up also the wheat {good people--Abelites} with them."--Matthew 13:28,29 (bold emphasis, braces added).

In Jesus' parable He commanded the Cainites (bad people) in the Seventh-day Adventist church not to call other members offshoots, or label them as bad people, and cast them out of God's church! The obvious reason why is because "the servants" (Mt. 13:28) cannot tell who are the good people ("wheat") and who are the bad people ("tares"); especially if he is a Cainite, because they are like Cain who hated and killed Abel! And Jesus has also given the Cainites in the Seventh-day Adventist church the same warning in the writings of their own prophetess--Sis. White:

"The Lord forbids us to proceed in any violent way against those whom we think erring,...Finite man {Cainites in the Seventh-day Adventist church} is likely to misjudge character {and label others as offshoots}, but God does not leave the work of judgment and pronouncing upon character to those {Cainites} who are not fitted for it. We are not to say what constitutes the wheat, and what the tares. The time of the harvest will fully determine the character of the two classes specified under the figure of the tares and the wheat. The work of separation is given to the angels of God {reapers--Mt. 13:39}, and not committed into the hands of any man {Cainites who label Davidians as offshoots and bad people and cast them out}."--Testimonies to Ministers, pg. 47:2 (bold emphasis, braces added).

"It is plain to see that those {Cainites} who cast out truth-believing brethren {Abelite Davidians} from their midst, are doing it by the command of the Evil One, for those {Abelites} who are mindful of the Lord's command, do not cast out even the 'tares.' They know that the church's cleansing work belongs to the angels only {reapers--Mt. 13:39}."--2 Timely Greetings, No. 10, pg. 20 (bold emphasis, braces added).


The Seventh-day Adventist church is "decadent" (Lev. 12:1)--a dying church, because of the millions of Cainites (tares, hypocrites) in her midst who hate the Abelites (Davidians). Jesus has rebuked His church "Laodicea" (Rev. 3:14) and said that these Cainites are "wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked" (Rev. 3:17)! Their ministers, the "angel" (Rev. 3:14), has led the laity to think, "I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing" (Rev. 3:17). That is, the Cainites do not want Elijah and his message of truth, because they worship God by their own way--a false religion, as did Cain. That is why their ministers say the Davidian Abelites are offshoots, to make it appear to the laymembers that they are bad people, so they can cast them out.

But sad to say, the Seventh-day Adventist church is not aware of the fact that their very life depends upon the message of Elijah, which raised up the offshoot Davidian Abelites, and who are the "upshoot" or the "branch, descendant...outgrowth" (Webster's Dict.) from a "decadent" (dying) church! If the Cainites in God's church "Laodicea" do not accept Elijah, then Jesus would do to them as He said, "I will spue thee out of my mouth" (Rev. 3:16); which means He will reject them as His people and not take them back, because the word "spue" means to spit or vomit. And since He would not put spit or vomit back into His mouth, then that means He will destroy these Cainites by the slaughter of Ezekiel 9, because they rejected Elijah's message! There are, however, Abelites in the church who do not worship the false religion of the Cainites--their own righteousness (T.M. 65:0). They will accept Elijah and his message and become Abelite Davidians, because they are not afraid of being cast out as Jesus and the apostles were cast out (Jn. 9:22)!

"Nevertheless, one's only safety {for true Davidian Abelites} will be in the teaching of Elijah for there will be no other voice of timely Truth and authority to whom one may turn. Any others will lead their victims blind-folded into perdition."--General Conference Special, pg. 8:0 (bold emphasis, braces added).

  If you want to know more about "Laodicea," the last candlestick, then click on--->STUDY7A

  If you want to know more about Elijah, then click on--->STUDY5A

  If you want to know more about Elijah's message, then click on--->STUDY6A

  If you want to know about unfaithful Davidians (usurpers), then click on--->STUDY11

  If you want to know more about reformed SDA, then click on--->STUDY20A

  If you want to know how Davidians are part of the SDA church, then click on--->STUDY12A

  If you want to know more about the slaughter of Ezekiel 9, then click on--->STUDY10A

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