BEN CARSON AND SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTISTS SHOULDL NOT HOLD PUBLIC OFFICE
By Russell Earl Kelly, PHD, September 11, 2015
Ben Carson and Seventh-day Adventists Call the United States of America a Child of Roman Catholic Antichrist
Fact #1: Ben Carson is a Seventh-day Adventist.
Fact #2: The most important Ellen G. White book of Seventh-day Adventism is The Great Controversy.
Fact #3: Chapter 23 of The Great Controversy, pages 433-450, teaches that a last-day “beast” Roman Catholic Church (Rev. 13:1-10) and the “false prophet” United States Government (Rev 13:11-18) will unite to kill Seventh-day Adventists.
Ben Carson cannot disagree with Ellen G. White and remain a Seventh-day Adventist. Ben Carson is anti-Roman Catholic, anti-Protestant and anti-U. S. Government! You can read this yourself from The Great Controversy at any SDA Church, or you can read the excerpts from my web site http://tithing-russkelly.com/sda/id37.html
Seventh-day Adventists are taught to fear and distrust the Roman Catholic Church, all other Protestants and, especially, the United States government itself.
GC440: One nation, and only one, meets the specifications of this prophecy [Rev. 13:11-18]; it points unmistakably to the United States of America.
GC445: “WHEN the leading churches of the United States, uniting in such points of doctrine as are held by them in common, shall influence the state to enforce their decrees and to sustain their institutions, THEN Protestant America will have formed an image to the Roman hierarchy, and the inflictions of civil penalties upon dissenters inevitably result.” [Revelation 13:14-18]
GC448-449: “The enforcement of Sunday keeping on the part of the Protestant churches is an enforcement of the worship of the papacy the beast. ... hence the enforcement of Sunday keeping in the United States would be an enforcement of the worship of the beast and his image.”[Rev 13:14-15]
GC449: “But when Sunday observance shall be enforced by law, and the world shall be enlightened concerning the obligation of the true Sabbath, then whoever shall transgress the command of God to obey a precept which has no higher authority than that of Rome, will thereby honor popery above God. He is paying homage to Rome and to the power which embraces the institution ordained by Rome. He is worshiping the beast and his image. As men then reject the institution which God has declared to be the sign of His authority, and honor in its stead that which Rome has chosen as the token of her supremacy, they will thereby accept the sign of allegiance to Rome – ‘the mark of the beast.’ And it is not until this issue is thus plainly set before the people and they are brought to choose between the commandments of God and the commandments of men, that those who continue in transgression will receive “the mark of the beast.” [Rev 13:14-18]
GC573: “In the movements now in progress in the United States to secure for the institutions and usages of the church the support of the state, Protestants are following in the steps of papists. Nay, more they are opening the door for the papacy to regain in Protestant America the supremacy which she has lost in the Old World. And that which gives greater significance to this movement is the fact that the principle object contemplated is the enforcement of Sunday observance - a custom which originated with Rome, and which she claims as the sign of her authority.”
GC604a: “Fearful is the issue to which the world is to be brought. The powers of earth, uniting to war against the commandments of God, will decree that "all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond" (Revelation 13:16), shall conform to the customs of the church by the observance of the false Sabbath. All who refuse compliance will be visited with civil penalties, and it will finally be declared that they are deserving of death. On the other hand the law of God enjoining the Creator's rest day demands obedience and threatens wrath against all who transgress its precepts....”
GC614: “Those who honor the law of God have been accused of bringing judgments upon the world, and they will be regarded as the cause of the fearful convulsions of nature and the strife and bloodshed among men that are filling the earth with woe.”
GC604b: “...With the issue thus clearly brought before him, whoever shall trample upon God’s law to obey a human enactment [Sunday] receives the mark of the beast; he accepts the sign of allegiance to the power he chooses to obey instead of God.”
GC605: “The Sabbath will be the great test of loyalty, for it is the point of truth especially controverted. When the final test shall be brought to bear upon men, then the line of distinction will be drawn between those who serve God and those who serve Him not. While the observance of the false sabbath [Sunday] in compliance with the law of the state, contrary to the fourth commandment, will be an avowal of allegiance to a power that is in opposition to God, the keeping of the true Sabbath, in obedience to God's law, is an evidence of loyalty to the Creator. While one class, by accepting the sign of submission to earthly powers, receives the mark of the beast, the other, choosing the token of allegiance to divine authority, receives the seal of God.” [only SDAs can be saved in the last days]
GC615-616: “This argument will appear conclusive; and a DECREE will finally be issued against those who hallow the Sabbath of the fourth commandment, denouncing them as deserving of the severest punishment and giving the people liberty, after a certain time, to put them to DEATH. Romanism in the Old World and apostate Protestantism in the New will pursue a similar course toward those who honor all the divine precepts.” [Rev 13:16-18]
GC626: “As the decree issued by the various rulers of Christendom against commandment keepers shall withdraw the protection of government and abandon them to those who desire their destruction, the people of God will flee from the cities and villages and associate toget6her in companies, dwelling in the most desolate and solitary places.” [They hide from society.]
FINAL COMMENTS by Russell Earl Kelly, PHD
All of the preceding theory is built upon a series of assumptions which must ALL be true in order for the total scenario to be true. (1) That the seventh-day Sabbath is binding on all nations; (2) that the Sabbath is the great test in the last days for salvation; (3) that the remnant in Revelation refers only to the Seventh-day Adventist Church; (4) that Ellen G. White is the final fulfillment of Revelation 19:10; (5) that Revelation 13 is unfulfilled future prophecy; (6) that the beast of Daniel and Revelation is the Roman Catholic Church; (7) that the beast in Revelation 13:11-18 is the United States of America; (8) that the U. S. A. will become a totalitarian religious state and enforce Sunday worship; (9) that a death decree will be issued by the U. S. government against SDAs for not worshiping on Sunday and for causing worldwide devastation; (10) that the seventh-day Sabbath is the seal of God and (11) that Sunday is the mark of the beast.
Yet, after all this, SDAs insist in their pamphlet, Who are the Seventh-day Adventists?, page 6, “So who are [we] really? Are [we] some strange group with weird ideas? Do [our] leaders make bizarre predictions about the future?” “Yes” and “Yes” again! SDAs want others to see them as normal lovable Christians whose main difference is that they worship on Saturday instead of Sunday.
It is my personal opinion that this Seventh-day Adventist doctrine [the Mark of the Beast] makes them untrustworthy and UNQUALIFIED as U. S. legislators, soldiers or as persons in responsible government positions.