The General Conference is no longer the voice of God

 

 

No longer the voice of God

“It has been some years since I have considered the General Conference as the voice of God.”  —Manuscript Releases 17, p. 216, 1898; Last Day Events, p.  50.3

 

“That these men should stand in a sacred place, to be as the voice of God to the people, as we once believed the General Conference to be—THAT IS PAST.” - The General Conference Bulletin, April 3, 1901, p. 25; Last Day Events, p. 50.

 

 

General Conference is corrupt

“I do not find rest in spirit. Scene after scene is presented in symbols before me, and I find no rest until I begin to write out the matter. I have not slept since two o’clock. I think we will institute at least once each day a season of prayer for the Lord to set things in order at the center of the work. Matters there are being shaped so that every other institution is following in the same course. And the General Conference is itself becoming corrupted with wrong sentiments and principles. In the working up of plans the same principles are manifest that have controlled matters at Battle Creek for quite a length of time.” –Letter 55, September 19, 1895, par. 2

“I have been shown that the Jewish nation were not brought suddenly into their condition of thought and practice. From generation to generation they were working on false theories, carrying out principles that were opposed to the truth, and combining with their religion thoughts and plans that were the product of human minds; human inventions were made supreme.”  - Ellen White, Letter 55, September 19, 1895, par. 3

 

 

In 1980, when the General Conference was held in Dallas, Texas, a small group of men had been at work already in changing the doctrines of the Seventh-Day Adventist church.  With very little push back or questioning, they moved a change thru in the God that we worship and believe in.  The action done is the warning that Sister White had given in 1898, 1901, 1903 and1909.  Most notably is Neal C. Wilson, W. Duncan Eva, Bernard Seton and Fritz Guy.

“At times, when a small group of men entrusted with the general management of the work have, in the name of the General Conference, sought to carry out unwise plans and to restrict God’s work, I have said that I could no longer regard the voice of the General Conference, represented by these few men, as the voice of God. But this is not saying that the decisions of a General Conference composed of an assembly of duly appointed, representative men from all parts of the field, should not be respected. God has ordained that the representatives of His church from all parts of the earth, when assembled in a General Conference, shall have authority. The error that some are in danger of committing, is in giving to the mind and judgment of one man, or of a small group of men, the full measure of authority and influence that God has vested in His church, in the judgment and voice of the General Conference assembled to plan for the prosperity and advancement of His work.” – Testimonies for the Church, vol. 9, 260.2, 1909; General Conference Bulletin, May 31, 1909, Art. A, par. 12; Ms38a, p.13 (published three times in 1909, once in 1915, once in 1949, once in 1992 with a slant to it in Last Day Events.

 

 

11 times the above paragraph was published in 1990 throughout different Manuscript Releases. This was part of reprogramming the minds and thoughts of our people. It included an opinion that was added by Arthur White.  Sadly Arthur White (grandson of Ellen White) was under the influence and control of the GC. He colors his opinion to make it appear that there was only a problem when the GC was made up of only a few men.  The different view as commented by ALW vs. teh actual published statement in 1909 does not change Sister White’s writings, that "the GC is no longer the voice of God".  She only points out that the decisions made should be respected ‘when they are represented by duly appointed men from all parts of the field and world’.  Here is Arthur White's comments:

"The opinions in this document were expressed by Ellen White at a time when only a small group represented the General Conference. After the General Conference was reorganized in 1901 to provide broad representation, Mrs. White took a different view. At the 1909 General Conference she encouraged strong support for the General Conference. At that session she said: “At times, when a small group of men entrusted with the general management of the work have, in the name of the General Conference, sought to carry out unwise plans and to restrict God’s work, I have said that I could no longer regard the voice of the General Conference, represented by these few men, as the voice of God. But this is not saying that the decisions of a General Conference composed of an assembly of duly appointed, representative men from all parts of the field should not be respected. God has ordained that the representatives of his church from all parts of the earth, when assembled in a General Conference, shall have authority.... Let us give to the highest organized authority in the church that which we are prone to give to one man or to a small group of men.”—Testimonies for the Church 9:260, 261. See further The Early Elmshaven Years, by A. L. White, pp. 75-94, 108-110.] {17MR 215.1}

The change made in the doctrines of the Seventh-Day Adventist church WERE NOT made by representatives from all over the field and world.  They were made by just a handful of men in suits working in back rooms, fulfilling the doctrine of the devil.  Trying to unify with the world so they would be accepted by the World Council of Churches and not be considered a cult.  We were a peculiar people, unlike any of the other Christian denominations.  But after what happened in Dallas, Texas (General Conference session) in April of 1980, we were so much closer in our beliefs to be one like the world by adopting a trinity god.

 

 

Manuscript 114, July 1894, Diary about Willie White regarding O.A. Olsen, Granville, Australia

"I have had conversation with W. C. White. He was presenting before me the necessity of our people heeding the voice of the General Conference. Then I said, “WCW, it is time you should understand that, [notwithstanding] the opinion that has prevailed, the General Conference so-called is no longer the voice of God. It has become a strange voice, and they are building strange fire. God does not speak through them. The work that is being done in the General Conference is a strange work. Elder Olsen is not in the light. Had he stood in the light, he would not have allowed us to be separated from him and come to this country. He has stood in a divided position in reference to the spirit brought from Minneapolis. He let the burdens fall upon me that never should have come upon me. Had he stood to his post of duty like a man after God’s own heart, the clouds would have broken and light would have come in clear and bright. But his half-and-half position was acting out the Aaron, and God was displeased. We were needed at the heart of the work all the years that we have been away from America.

 

There is being done in America, by the General Conference, that which the churches in the conferences know nothing about. You were not wanted in their councils. They wanted to get you out of the way. Elder Olsen was not fully in all their projects at first, but they—Harmon Lindsay and A. R. Henry—deceived him. Elder Olsen has betrayed the cause of God. He is not in union with Elder Ellet Waggoner, neither is he in harmony with A. T. Jones. He is yoked up and united with the men who are working at cross-purposes with God, and the churches are becoming leavened with the spirit that prevails at Battle Creek.

 

W. C. White appeared astonished when I told him that he was not wanted in Battle Creek councils and was crowded out, and meetings were held that he should have been notified to attend. But they took special pains that he should not know of these meetings. Elder Olsen could have wholly changed these things if he had stood free in God, bravely opposed to wrong, but he yoked up as a true yoke-fellow with A. R. Henry, who has carried things with a high hand. [They] would control everything upon the Pacific Coast if they could get their grasp upon it. I am instructed that the Lord will let these men have all they have worked for, and then will He punish them and mark their future." - Ellen White, Ms 114-1894, p. 1-3