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     "There are many precious truths contained in the Word of God, but it is 'PRESENT TRUTH' that the flock needs now." Early Writings, p 63.

Elder: robert sessler
E-mail address:  lightmin@terragon.com

Part 3 – True and False (edited final)

     There is an ever growing confusion in our separated ranks and Remnant home churches over the issue of Independent Ministries and Independent ministers.  Many believe that if a Ministry or minister identifies themselves as being Independent, then they must have no connection what-so-ever with the SDA church.  Others believe that if they donate money towards any outreach program sponsored by an Independent Ministry or minister then any converts will be led to join home churches and will not be directed to the apostate SDA church for membership.  Still others believe that if an Independent Ministry or minister directs their listeners and readers to separate from SDA churches then they must also believe that the SDA church is Babylon fallen.  But in all the above assumptions, nothing can be farther from the truth!
     What our separated people need to realize is that there are several different kinds of Independent Ministries and ministers, and these all hold varying beliefs on the subjects of separation, membership withdrawal and the church being Babylon.  But very simply, all the various "Independent" Ministries and ministers can be classified into one of only two distinct groups – either they support the apostate SDA church, or they do not.

     So then how can the average separated Remnant believer tell if a particular Independent Ministry or minister is supporting the corrupt SDA church or not?  It is very simple – just examine the message they preach!  If they publically and openly teach that the SDA church’s corporate probation is closed, that she has become Babylon fallen, and that there is the necessity of willingly withdrawing all connection from the church – including membership, then that Ministry or minister is not supporting the apostate SDA church.  They have shown themselves completely distinct from any support being given to the harlot church because of the clear message they loudly advocate.  So the clear cut message of Revelation 18 shows that particular Ministry or minister to be completely separate from any support of the apostate church!
     But if any so-called “Independent” Ministry or minister does not openly and publically state that probation for the corporate SDA church has closed and she has now become Babylon fallen, and if they do not advocate a willing separation and membership withdrawal from the entire church system, then they are supporting the SDA church through their lack of giving the message – no matter how much they may claim not to be!

     So you can see that the loud cry message of Revelation 18 is the distinguishing factor between which Independent Ministries and ministers are completely separate and working for God, versus those who put on a glorious outward display of working for Him, while in reality they are supporting an apostate church and are unfaithful watchmen who are not working for God!  So states God Himself!
     “The Lord is soon to come...It is soon to be seen who are vessels unto honor. ‘And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird (Revelation 18:1-2).’ ‘Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not (Malachi 3:18).’...
     “Every soul that continues in sin in the face of the light now shining upon our pathway, will be blinded and accept the delusions of Satan. We are now nearing the close of this world's history. Where are the faithful watchmen on the walls of Zion, who will not slumber, but faithfully declare the time of night?” Review and Herald, March 19, 1895.

     So this testimony declared that it was by the loud cry message of Revelation 18 being given, which then allowed God’s people to discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth Him not.  This means that this last separation message of mercy will allow God’s people to clearly determined who among all the Independent Ministries and ministers were indeed vessels of honor and faithful watchmen giving a certain truthful sound, versus those who were indeed deceivers that had been blinded by the delusions from Satan and were in turn deceiving others.  And dear ones, the loud cry message of Revelation 18 is indeed to be given now!
     “The third angel’s message is swelling into a loud cry...” Review and Herald, March 22, 1892.

     “The time of test is just upon us, for the loud cry of the third angel has already begun...” Review and Herald, November 22, 1892.

     “The work to be done now is that of sounding this last message of mercy to a fallen world....They [God’s servants] will not be turned from the present message, which is already lightening the world with its glory.” Selected Messages, book 2, p 114.

     “All are to hear the last message of warning. The prophecies in the book of Revelation, chapters 12 to 18, are being fulfilled. In the eighteenth chapter is recorded the very last call to the churches. This call is now to be given.” Last Day Events from the Letters and Manuscripts of E.G. White, p 83 (Manuscript 75, September 20, 1906) (see also Upward Look, p 277).

     As the loud cry of Revelation 18 is sounding now, and this loud cry message determines who is working for God, versus who is working for Satan, then let us compare this Revelation 18 message against the known positions of the various Independent Ministries and ministers, so we can all see exactly where they each stand, and exactly whom they are working for.

     Now since our separated believers have a right to know exactly which Independent Ministries and ministers they can trust and who they are to avoid, I am therefore going to be naming names.  But I am not doing so with any malice against these Independent Ministries or ministers personally.  Just as Nathan directly identified the deceived king David himself, which actually worked to wake him up to his dire situation and brought him to repentance and change, so I pray the same will occur with these valuable institutions and precious ministerial brethren before it is too late.  Because if any of you Independent Ministries or ministers – just like a false shepherd – continues to reject the loud cry message of Revelation 18 and continues to lead people to stay connected with any doomed harlot Babylonian church, which includes the SDA church, then you, along with all the deceived and blinded souls who are following your message, will perish unsaved!  But also know this: that when the plagues fall, because you were instrumental in causing people to lose eternal life then you will not just suffer one of the plagues and then die, but will suffer all seven of them, and your suffering will also be tenfold greater than those of your doomed followers who remained connected with the harlot church!  How do I know this?  It is Written:
     "I saw that the priests who are leading on their flock to death are soon to be arrested in their dreadful career.  The plagues of God are coming, but it will not be sufficient for the false shepherds to be tormented with one or two of these plagues.  God's hand at that time will be stretched out still in wrath and justice and will not be brought to Himself again until His purposes are fully accomplished, and the hireling priests are led to worship at the feet of the saints, and to acknowledge that God has loved them because they held fast the truth and kept God's commandments, and until all the unrighteous ones are destroyed from the earth....
     "...I saw that the ministers did not escape the wrath of God.  Their suffering was tenfold greater than that of their people." Early Writings, p 124, 282.

     As this is the case, then I pray that these dear Independent Ministries and ministers will wake up before it is too late for you and for all your followers to be saved, because the Loud Cry of Revelation 18 is sounding now – which means that you are being left behind!
     So as the loud cry is already going forth and lightening this dark world with God’s glory today, then is it time for any Independent Ministry or minister to continue supporting the Babylonian SDA church and thus cause the loss of precious souls?  No.  Is it time for any Independent Ministry or minister to remain as a dumb dog and refuse to lift up their voice and publically proclaim this last message of warning, and by their silence continue supporting the Babylonian SDA church and thus cause the loss of precious souls?  No.  So then which Independent Ministries and ministers are true faithful and righteous watchmen who are declaring the real time of night, versus those who pretend to be, but are not?  In order to discover this, let us compare this message of Revelation 18 against the known positions of the various Independent Ministries and ministers, so we can all see exactly where they each stand and whom they are really working for.

     The following Independent Ministries and ministers DO NOT openly preach either separation from the entire SDA church, or that probation is closed on the corporate SDA church, or that the entire SDA church is Babylon:
     – Hartland Institute, and Colin Standish and Noberto Restrepo.
     – Highway for the Remnant Ministries, and Dan Shafer.
     – Keep the Faith Ministries, and Hal Mayer.
     – Hope International, and Ron Spear and Evan Sadler.
     – Amazing Facts, and Doug Batchelor.
     – Light Bearers Ministry, and Ty Gibson and James Rafferty.
     – 3ABN, and Danny Shelton.
     – Medical Missionary Press, and Bob Jorgensen.
     – The Eternal Gospel Ministry, and Hugo Gambetta.
     – Turning the Heart Ministry, and Hector Torres.
     – Jan Marcussen, author of the National Sunday Law book.
     – Edgardo Sagarra.
     – and many others who believe and preach the same.

     So dear listening ones, since these above Independent Ministries and ministers are definitely supporting the SDA church system by not bearing God’s message of the present loud cry truth to the world, I believe you understand that you are not to give your support to any of them.  Why?  Because:
     "The tithe is set apart for a special use....It is to be especially devoted to the support of those who are bearing God's message to the world, and it should not be diverted from this purpose." Review and Herald, December 1, 1896 (vol 3, p 418 col 2, or Welfare Ministry, p 277).

     This means that until these Independent Ministries and ministers see the light of God’s message of the loud cry, repent for misleading our people, and change their public message to be in harmony with the present truth, then you are not to send any of your support to them because this money is not to be diverted from supporting those who are indeed bearing God’s loud cry message to the world.
     But what about those Independent Ministries and ministers who are preaching separation from the apostate church?  Are they to be supported just because they preach separation?  No.  Because not all who preach separation are preaching all of present truth.
     For instance: Some Independent Ministries and ministers believe that you can willingly separate from the SDA church now, not because the church will ever become Babylon, but because it is in apostasy.  Others preach a willing or forced separation only from local apostate SDA churches, but not to separate or remove your membership from the entire apostate organization because they believe that later God will purify the church and then they will go back and maybe become one of the new leaders!  Others preach a willing separation from the apostate SDA church, but do not believe that corporate probation is closed, or that the entire church system is Babylon.
     Yet did you know that there is really only one valid God-endorsed and Biblical reason for His people to willingly separate and withdraw their membership from the apostate SDA church?  This Biblical reason is because probation has closed upon the church and she has become Babylon fallen!
     “Come out of her [Babylon], my people...[why?] For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities [or her probation is closed]!” Revelation 18:4-5.

     So there is only one Biblical reason why you should willingly separate yourself and your membership from the apostate SDA church – because her probation is closed and she has become Babylon fallen.  But yet we see that there are many different reasons given as to why separation should take place from the apostate SDA church – except the  God-endorsed Biblical reason.  This fact then this tell us that just because an Independent Ministry or minister may preach separation is not reason enough to support them.

     The following Independent Ministries and ministers may or do openly preach that it is ok to separate from local apostate SDA churches, but not from the entire church system, and they DO NOT openly preach that membership removal is necessary, or that probation is closed upon the corporate SDA church, or that the entire church is Babylon:
     – Apocalypse Ministries, and Moses Mason.
     – Empowered Living Ministries, and Jim Hohnberger.
     – Gospel Ministries International, and David Gates.
     – Shepherd’s Call Ministry, and Christian Berdahl.
     – Steps to Life, and John Grosboll.
     – Pilgrim’s Rest, and Vance Farrell.
     – Laymen Ministries, and Jeff Reich.
     – World Missionaries, and Graham Berghan.
     – Uchee Pines, headed by Agatha Thrash.
     – Behold the Lamb Ministries, and Kenny Shelton.
     – Back to Eden Ministries, and Dave Westbrook.
     – Mountain Media Ministries, and Craig Meissner.
     – Restoration International, and Tom Waters and Paul Rayne.
     – G.R.O.W. (God’s Road to Optimum Wholeness) Ministries, and William Bradford Neely.
     – Moses’ Song Ministries, and Derrol Sawyer.
     – and many others who believe and preach the same.

     Now the following Independent Ministries and ministers may or do openly preach that it is ok to separate from the entire SDA church system, but they DO NOT openly preach that membership removal is necessary and that corporate probation is closed and the entire SDA church is Babylon – even though some may personally believe it:
     – Laymen United for Truth, and Dennis Crystal.
     – Victory Ministries, and Mark Maccarone.
     – Truth Triumphant Ministries, and Bill Hughes.
     – Eternal Gospel Church, and Raphael Perez.
     – Bible Alive, and David Wilson.
     – Amazing Discoveries, and Walter Veith, Victor Gill, Mark Cleminson and John Triplett.
     – Gilead Institute, and Patrick Herbert.
     – M.E.E.T. (Missionary Education and Evangelistic Training) Ministry, and Thomas Jackson.
     – Steps to Victory Ministry, and Tony Ricono.
     – Know the Bible, and Mike Bauler.
     – Times of Refreshing Health Ministry, and Shelem Flemons.
     – Temple Restored Ministry, and John Skeete.
     – Jorge Lopera Ministry, and Jorge Lopera.
     – Echoes From the Past, and Vern Bates.
     – Bob Trefz, author of Cherith Chronicles.
     – and many others who believe and preach the same.

     So dear listening ones, even though these above Independent Ministries and ministers may or are openly preaching separation, yet they do not openly preach membership removal and that the entire SDA church is Babylon fallen because her corporate probation is closed.  Thus they are still supporting the apostate SDA church system by not preaching the loud cry present truth message.  I believe that you also understand that you are not to give your support to any of these Independent Ministries or ministers until you see them embracing the full light of present truth, repenting for misleading the people through their silence or open opposition to the loud cry message, and then changing their public message to be in harmony with the full present truth.

     The big question is: Would you want to personally support the apostate and Babylonian SDA church in any way or form?  I hope not, because you would be helping her to continue in apostasy and continue to cause the loss of precious souls.  But supporting the apostate church can be accomplished in many different ways other than just personally donating money to her!  Any area which builds up the apostate church – such as with your time; sending her your converts or interests; defending her in sermons; keeping people connected with her; lending her your influence by keeping your name on the roll books; etc., is giving your support to the church.
     Now many of our separated people would never think of personally supporting the apostate and Babylonian SDA church in any way or form, but did you know that if you give support to one or more of the 34 Independent Ministries or the 48 Independent ministers listed above who are indeed supporting the SDA church in one or more of these areas, then they are enabled to continue supporting the apostate church through your support of them!

     As this is the case, then it behooves our separated SDR people to carefully check into the positions of these different "Independent" Ministries and ministers BEFORE YOU DONATE MONEY TO THEM FOR ANY REASON OR FOR ANY PROJECT lest you find yourself guilty of supporting and promulgating apostasy and false doctrines which you do not believe to be true!

     Why would a separated believer want to donate money to an Independent Ministry or an Independent minister who teaches against, or refuses to publically preach, complete separation from the apostate SDA church?  Why would someone who believes that the SDA church is Babylon fallen and her corporate probation is closed want to donate to an Independent Ministry or minister who does not believe and teach the same present truth, or who may believe it, but refuses to publically teach it?   And why would someone who believes in willingly removing your name from any corrupt and apostate church because of corporate responsibility want to support an Independent Ministry or minister who teaches just the opposite, or who refuses to open their mouths and publically teach the same?  Yet hundreds of thousands of dollars are being donated by our separated people to those Independent Ministries and ministers which teach exactly opposite to the very truths our people hold dear, or to those who refuse to lift up their voices and publically give the loud cry!  May God help our separated Remnant people to wake up and clearly understand these issues!

     This means that what qualifies an Independent Ministry or minister to be supported by our separated Remnant people is if they openly and publically proclaim the loud cry message and teach all of the present truth.  So then it does not matter how good or how far extended their various Independent outreach projects are, or how many conversions are supposedly occurring through their evangelistic programs; it does not matter how many people they claim to be reaching out to with other important truths; it does not matter how many Bibles or SOP books they are sending out; it does not matter how many so called miracles are taking place within their Ministry; and it does not matter how much they may decry and expose all the abominations and evils going on inside the apostate SDA church.  If they are not publically advocating that the SDA church has become Babylon fallen because her corporate probation is closed; if they are not publically preaching the necessity of willingly withdrawing all connection and membership from the entire church system; and if they are not also publically preaching the full present truth pillars of Biblical faith, then they are not to be supported with even one cent of money until they openly change, repent, and then publically meet the qualifications to be supported!  It is time to get our sympathies off of men who are not teaching the full present truth message of the loud cry, and onto the truth and those who are openly preaching it!
     But can you imagine what would happen if all of the above mentioned Independent Ministries and ministers were to fully embrace the loud cry message of present truth, cast off the corrupt Babylonian church, and then unite together with us in publically spreading this glorious message as far and as wide as possible?  If this were to occur, we would be in the kingdom of heaven in just a very short amount of time!  Yet at the moment this is just a hopeful dream, because either the Devil has clouded their understanding of present truth, or if they are indeed sympathetic to the loud cry message they have allowed the Devil to close and bolt the door of their mouths to keep them from publically preaching the loud cry and setting our people free!  May God help them!

     Now what about those Independent Ministries and ministers who may or are publically and openly preaching that probation is closed for the corporate SDA church system, that the entire SDA church is Babylon fallen, and that all SDA’s must separate and withdraw their membership and connection from the doomed church or they will be destroyed along with her?  Is it safe to support these since they are clearly not supporting the Babylonian SDA church?  It could be.  The question is, are they also preaching the rest of present truth, or are they including false and fanatical doctrines along with the loud cry message?
     For instance: there are many Independent Ministries and ministers, like World’s Last Chance with Galal Doss, and others who may or are preaching present truth regarding the apostate SDA church, but who are also preaching false and fanatical doctrines: such as there is only one God to the Godhead; or the Holy Spirit is not a real third Person and God; or the sacred name; or the feast days; or the lunar calender Sabbaths; etc.
     This then plainly tells our separated Remnant people that before you give your support to any Independent Ministries or ministers who are openly preaching the loud cry you must first examine the rest of what they preach so you can determine if it is in full harmony with the pillars of the SDR faith or not.  If it is not in full harmony, then do not support them, and do not pass out any of their materials.  Until you have solid evidence that any Independent Ministry or minister actually teaches the same Remnant pillars of the faith, and are not involved with any false or fanatical doctrines, then do not support them in any way.

     Now there are some Independent Ministries and ministers who are indeed preaching the full present truth message regarding the apostate Babylonian SDA church system, who are upholding the pillars of the SDR faith, who are not involved in any false or fanatical doctrines, and thus are not supporting the apostate SDA church in any way or form.  These Independent Ministries and ministers include:
     – Warning! Last Call Ministry, and Gary Cain.
     – Let There Be Light Ministries, and myself.
     – The Herald of Present Truth, and Jorge Garay.
     – Roberto Diaz.
     – Seventh Day Remnant Publishing Association.
     – and many other full-time Ministries and ministers from all around the world who believe and preach the same, such as from Colombia; Kenya; Malawi; Namibia; Papua New Guinea; Philippines; Uganda; Zambia; Zimbabwe; etc.

     Now there are a few other Independent Ministries and ministers who indeed preach all of the present truth regarding the apostate and Babylonian SDA church and who do not support her in any way, but who for one reason or another have refused to visibly unite with others in the same present truth of the SDR faith.  These Ministries and ministers include:
     – His Marvelous Light Ministries, and David Berwick.
     – Banner of Truth Ministry, and Jeremy Stone.
     – And many others around the world who believe and preach the same.

     In fact, there is even another separated Ministry and minister who is closer to the SDR faith than the two I mentioned above, which is Word of Hope Ministries and Nelson Criswell.

     But these few above separated Ministries and ministers, for one reason or another, are refusing to unite in loving harmony with us.  Thus they are following the false form of Independence which we learned about earlier in parts 1 and 2, and are a church unto themselves.  So until they join fully with us and change their beliefs and actions to be in complete harmony with the true sanctified form of Independence, then they are not safe to be supported.

     So then regarding all the separated Ministries and ministers who do in fact preach the full present truth regarding the SDA church: how can our people tell the difference between those who are following the true sanctified form of Independence, from those listed above who are following the false unsanctified form of Independence?  Simply by examining whether their messages are for or against a visible working unity among our Remnant ministers and people, for or against the establishment of Gospel Order among our Remnant home churches, and for or against agreement upon one united SDR faith.
     If you should find any separated Ministry or minister working completely independent of the rest of his fellow separated Ministries or ministers, then this is a very good indication that they are following the false unsanctified form of independence, and may only be giving lip service to the true principles of unity.  If you should find such a separated Ministry or minister, then you should not give ear to any of their messages no matter how attractive they may be; nor should you aid them with financial support in any area, or even pass out their literature.  This is because they are not following God’s will to be one in a visible unity with each other, but are following the will of another leader.  And even though they might appear to be doing a good work for God, yet they are really not!  So says inspiration!
     “...the work of God is not committed to men who feel it their privilege to move out on their own independent judgment, to preach whatever they please, and to be responsible to no one for their instructions or work.  Let this spirit of self-sufficiency once rule in our midst, and there will be no harmony of action, no unity of spirit, no safety for the work, and no healthful growth in the cause.”  Evangelism, p 212.

     I pray that these particular Ministries and ministers who are so close to us in the same separated faith, but who refuse to unite in brotherly love, will soon give up their pride and clickish separationism, and for the Lord’s sake will fully unite with the rest of us in this SDR faith, so that we may more quickly finish this work together as one body in Christ and then go home.
     So then regarding this subject of support, let me make this issue very simple to understand: Who is going to finish the work of God?  Will it be those Independent Ministries and ministers who are in loving unity preaching the full loud cry message of present truth, or those Independent Ministries and ministers who are almost preaching the full message?  Of course, those preaching the full present truth.
     As this is true, then which Independent Ministries and ministers can our separated Remnant people safely support with all of their tithes, offerings and gifts, can safely pass out all of their Ministry literature to others, and who can safely refer all their interested contacts to?  To those Ministries and ministers who are visibly united together in the SDR faith and in this loud cry message, and are publically spreading the present truth today.
     You know, what if you gave some or all of your support to those Independent Ministries and ministers who are almost preaching the full message of present truth?  How long would we remain on this earth?  Until they finally woke up and began publically preaching the full loud cry message – which could take a long time to occur if it ever did!  But what if you gave these supports to those who are unitedly preaching the full message of present truth?  How long would we be on this earth?  Only as long as it took this loud cry message to travel throughout the entire world and lighten it with God’s glory!  I hope you can all clearly see that!
     This means that if you what to delay the second coming of Christ, then continue giving some or all of your support to those Independent Ministries and ministers who are not unitedly preaching the full present truth message of the loud cry.  But if you really want to build up the true cause of God and thereby hasten the second coming of Christ and end this great controversy more quickly, then instead give all of your support to those Ministries and ministers who are unitedly and openly preaching the full loud cry message of Present Truth.
     "The message of present truth must be carried to those who have never heard it. We pray that the Lord will give you wisdom to place your means where it will build up the cause of God in the earth." Manuscript Releases, vol 7, p 195.

     In closing, is it really your purpose to hasten your Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ’s return to this earth in the fastest time possible?  Depending on if you are following the true sanctified form of independence and not the false unsanctified form, and also depending on which Independent Ministry or minister you give your support to, will plainly show what your true desire is and how long you want to remain on this dark and wicked world!


     We apologize for any inconvience, but due to the ever rising costs of postage, as well as the shortness of funds coming in, we have been forced to decide that beginning January 1, 2012, we will only be sending out the vast majority of our Newsletters through e-mail.  While we will continue producing our Newsletters and have them available on-line for you to print after the end of this year, we can no longer continue justifying the expenses of printing and mailing all of them out.  So if you would like to continue receiving our Newsletters after the end of this year, please make sure that you let us know by e-mailing us at lightmin@terragon.com so we can add your e-mail address to our Newsletter list.
     We also realize that some of our readers may not have e-mail addresses, or maybe not even own a home computer and thus not be able to visit our website.  If this is your situation, we are willing to make an exception and continue mailing you a printed copy of our Newsletters.  Just write us and let us know, and we will make sure to continue sending you printed copies of our bi-monthly Newsletters.  We thank you all for your understanding.

     The Lord is continuing to bless our TrueChurchofGod.info website.  In the month of May we had 10,592 hits, which were generated by 1,367 visitors.  In these Visitor Sessions, 4,075 documents of Present Truth were viewed, and over 341.52 million bytes of information were downloaded.
     In the month of June we had 11,187 hits, which were generated by 1,341 visitors.  In these Visitor Sessions, 4,129 documents of Present Truth were viewed, and over 354.08 million bytes of information were downloaded.
     So for these past 2 months, over 695 million bytes of information were downloaded from our Gospel Truth website by over 2,700 visitors!

     The Lord is also abundantly blessing our LightMinistries.com website!  In the month of May we had 156,391 hits, which were generated by 20,915 visitors.  In these Visitor Sessions, 42,340 documents of Present Truth were viewed, and over 16.39 billion bytes of information were downloaded.
     In the month of June we had 123,079 hits, which were generated by 18,635 visitors.  In these Visitor Sessions, 32,082 documents of Present Truth were viewed, and over 15.31 billion bytes of information were downloaded.
     So for these past 2 months, over 31.7 billion bytes of information were downloaded from our Gospel Truth website by over 39,500 visitors! MAY GOD'S HOLY NAME BE INDEED PRAISED!!

     We have just finished printing a new booklet titled “And Michael Spoke These Words”.  This booklet brings before the reader this glorious subject of Michael being the one God who was directly involved with the children of Israel.  It was Michael, and not God the Father, who led and guided the Israelites in all of their experiences, including being the God who gave them the 10 commandments at Sinai.  And this God Michael eventually was born into humanity as Jesus Christ.  This booklet is all written strictly from the Bible, and thus would be an excellent evangelistic tool in reaching out to the world with this truth about the pre-existence of Jesus Christ and the law He gave for the benefit of mankind.  If you would like to have a complementary copy of this booklet, please write us.

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     Your gracious prayers and support is greatly appreciated and needed.  Without the Lord's guidance, blessings, and your support, this Ministry could not continue to reach out worldwide with the precious message of Revelation 14:6-12 & 18:1-5.

     May our God and Saviour continue to lead and guide all those who have helped us reach souls who sit in darkness with the precious light of gospel truth.  May our supporters remember that they share in each and every soul who has been reached by this Ministry and converted to the Lord and His present truth!


     We are currently supporting several workers in many different Countries on a monthly basis.  We check into the economy of each area and supply a base support which is adequate depending on their situation, but not extravagant.  This base support is to ensure that the monthly needs of each worker and family is met for that month so that the worker may devote full time to the ministry work.  In addition to this, we are sending extra materials for evangelism, and money for printing, publishing, holding meetings, traveling, and other necessary areas in spreading the Present Truth in their Country.  And as the work extends, especially will the expenses for evangelism expand.  Whatever you can send to help in this necessary and vital area is greatly appreciated.
     The work of spreading God's present truth is not to be limited, but must extend world-wide to every nation, kindred, tongue, and people before our Saviour can come (Matthew 24:14).  What better way of spreading the Present Truth Gospel than by having workers who speak the native language, who reside in that particular Country, who can live and preach the truth, visit the interests in their homes, and spread the printed truth translated into their native language!
     "Our publications should be printed in other languages, that foreign nations may be reached.  Much can be done through the medium of the press, but still more can be accomplished if the influence of the living preacher goes with our publications....The Lord has moved upon men of other tongues and has brought them under the influence of the truth, that they might be qualified to labor in His cause." Testimonies, vol 3, p 204-205.

     Please financially help us to continue supporting our current ministers and workers on a consistent basis, so that the spreading of the truth will not be interrupted but can quickly lighten this dark world with the glory of God.

     "Every opportunity should be improved to extend the truth to other nations.  This will be attended with considerable expense, but expense should in no case hinder the performance of this work.  Means are of value only as they are used to advance the interest of the kingdom of God.  The Lord has lent men means for this very purpose, to use in sending the truth to their fellow men."  Testimonies, vol 3, p 208.


FIJI Islands:
     M Printing and mailing expenses for booklets and tracts to Fiji.
     M Printing of booklets and tracts in Fiji.
     M Mailing cartons of KJV Bibles and Spirit of Prophecy books.

KENYA, East Africa:
M Printing and mailing expenses for booklets and tracts to Kenya.
     M Printing of booklets and tracts in Kenya.
     M Projector, screen, and evangelistic film for non-SDA outreach.
     M Mailing cartons of KJV Bibles and Spirit of Prophecy books.
     M Purchase of printing machine to aid in publication of present truth--$3,500.

M Printing and mailing expenses for booklets and tracts to PNG.
     M Printing of booklets and tracts in PNG.
     M Mailing cartons of KJV Bibles and Spirit of Prophecy books.
     M Used SOP books.
     M Clothes to pass out to naked villagers.

M Mailing cartons of KJV Bibles and Spirit of Prophecy books.
     M Printing of booklets and tracts in Philippines.
     M Printing and mailing expenses for booklets and tracts to Philippines.
     M Printing 100,000 tracts in Philippines--$1,450.

UGANDA, East Africa:
M Monthly operating expenses for the publication work already established there.
     M Mailing cartons of KJV Bibles and Spirit of Prophecy books.

ZAMBIA, Central Africa:
M Monthly operating expenses for the publication work already established there.
     M Start up costs to open a Health Center and Herbal Store--$6,000.
     M Donations of any amount to help with construction of a home–$12,000 total cost.
     M Mailing cartons of KJV Bibles and Spirit of Prophecy books.
     M Donations of any amount to help purchase a vehicle–$6,000 total cost.

M Printing and mailing expenses for booklets and tracts to Zimbabwe.
     M Printing of booklets and tracts in Zimbabwe.
     M Donations of any amount to help with construction of a home–$12,000 total cost.
     M Mailing cartons of KJV Bibles and Spirit of Prophecy books.
     M Donations of any amount to help purchase a vehicle–$6,000 total cost.

     Please be sure to mark all donated monies for any of the above Ministry or Foreign Mission needs.  100% of all donated monies will go where specified.  Unspecified donations will go where needed.  Thank you very much for making this evangelistic work possible, and may God's richest blessings attend you and yours.


(Combination of 2 letters) Hi br. Bob,
     Greetings with Romans 13:12-13.
     We held our national camp meeting from 1-11 May 2011. Many things happened even before the meeting. We had brethren that seem to distance themselves from us because of gospel order. They believe we should not have a name or register with [governmental] authority. Our position is clear that the authority is not imposing [upon] us what to teach, but that every ministry should be registered.
     In April 2011, we had a man masquerading as pastor claiming that God has told him to sleep with over 300 women so as to pass onto them the blood of Jesus Christ. He has so far slept with over 30. The authority is concerned with this development. We also had one church leader who has swindled a woman with [from] N$45,000 (N$1=$7). Many churches has emerged enriching themselves at the expense of the poor. In the same we have had a former brethren who was once with the separated movement in Namibia. He defected and went back to the SDA Church where he was rebaptised and assigned to the south as an evangelist. We hear that he once again left the SDA Church to return to the Seventh Day Remnant Church, but never declared his return public and rebaptised (as we believe should be the case). He has baptized many and has many followers. I tried to get in touch with him to arrange a meeting where we can resolve the matter. We only managed to speak to his supposed wife who is reluctant for such a meeting, yet they claim to be of the SDR movement....This man lives with this woman (co-habitate), yet goes around conducting baptism, Lord's supper and preaching and teaching....
     We have taken decided stand at the last camp meeting that those who have been lingering and are distancing themselves against gospel order would henceforth not be allowed as baptized members of the Seventh Day Remnant of Namibia to partake in decision pertaining to church activities. They were written letters requesting them to make their positions public to the church. After three months without hearing from them, we shall take it that they do not stand with us and would therefore be regarded as not members of the [local] Seventh Day Remnant Church. Should they act within the three months and publicly declare to be in favour of gospel order, they will be accepted back into the Seventh Day Remnant Church of Namibia without rebaptism, but a mere public declaration....This sounds to be a hard stance, but my brother we have been discussing gospel order since 1999, and we do not know what else to tell these brethren than to move [forward with us] and [unitedly] labour in the Lord's vineyard....
     We remain on our knees for ourselves and all brethren across the globe, you included. We hope you remember us in your prayers too. The challenge to stand for the truth is becoming more prominent. Satan has put many of us to sleep as we stand on the threshold of eternity. The second separation (on the threshing floor) is becoming visible my brother. Many of us who have come out of the field are being sifted. What a pain it brings to some of us seeing a brother you trusted most deserting the truth! We believe we shall still see more of us leaving....
     Please remember me and my family in your prayers....
Thank you and may God bless you in His work.  B.F., Namibia.

Dear Brother Rob,
     I wanted to share this with you too and the picture of this experience. Sister ____ met a brother online awhile back and his name is ____ who is a Filipino teacher working in Thailand. She gave to him the sdaApostasy.org and RemnantofGod.org websites and shared to him the truth. He has responded nicely and is a true brother. Months later his brother, named ____, a lawyer by profession, met a paralyzing accident and had spinal cord injury. He is half paralyzed now. So, because of this accident his old brother had asked us if we could please visit ____ and share the truth to him. He said that ____ his brother was very depressed because of the drastic change in his life. So last week we took advantage of this opportunity in the call to share the truth to him.
     When we arrived, I walked into the room, I could clearly see the chastening of the Lord upon this brother. I could discern the presence of peace filling this room. It was one of the biggest blessings I have ever encountered while being in the present truth. I sat down next to him after praying and when I opened my Bible it was like the verses came flying off the page at me and a beautiful guidance directing my path to each one of those verses from Genesis to Revelation.
     After I was done, I was amazed at what had just happened because that was not me at work, it was God and He is to be glorified in all this. I will never forget what happened in that room. I wanted to cry with joy. His family members who were all Catholic and Protestant heard the Sabbath truth message and the peace in their eyes said it all. Just before we left they said that they had spent their time going to the market buying and shopping on Saturday, but for on now they will no longer be doing that. They want to help us with the work now and join POGM. They are a very blessed family and a nice one heaven has gained. They now want to be baptized and are studying the materials we had sent to them, including the Bible study lessons.
God bless.  B.C., A., & H.K., Philippines.



     I greet you once again in His wonderful name and may His peace, love and joy be with you always. I am so sorry for the delay in sending my report, didn’t realize how fast the days have been passing by, but one thing I know that we are at the end of time.
     I hope you have received the copies of tracts which I have translated?  But it has not been printed yet due to financial problems, but I know the Lord will provide.
     I went to visit the two ladies who are my partners in doing the work, took them their share of the tracts to give out in their area. People are hungry for the word of God and the Devil knows it and trying any kind of way to stop us, but the Lord is on our side. A lady who is a member of a Mehinam Ministry asked for SOP booklets and I gave her also a set of DVD which she was very happy and thankful for it, so the work is moving on in Fiji.
     I thank you so much for being a source of blessing to us.
May the good Lord shower you with His blessings! S.K., Fiji.


Dear Brother,
     1 Jn.3:1.
     Praise be unto our unfailing God who knows the end from the beginning. He is an All-seeing God, even as Hagar realized in her distress (Gen.16:13); so did David (Ps.139:1-12). This has been my guiding principle ever since I came to the faith, and I have no regrets for indeed I have seen His hand through thick and thin.
     Thank you for keeping me abreast with current goings on. I praise God for all His goodness unto us-ward. Indeed, this brother [you alerted me to] has said the truth about what had happened way back in 2006. However we have from time to time extended an olive branch if we can come [into] the unity of John 17, for light is always increasing. What one might consider error today, tomorrow he may be enabled to see its light. And from this principle we have always worked.
     Our arms have always been open to receive even those who have hitherto forsaken us. And this is neither secret weapon nor bribe, for the truth will always triumph. “This we shall meet. Those whom we have loved and trusted will leave the faith, and by their falsehoods do us harm. But we are to work on, lifting up Christ, the sin-pardoner, higher and still higher.” {RH, February 7, 1899 par. 9}....
     That God will bless you and all our brethren, and His work, to uphold us at all times till the blessed morning of His appearing atop the clouds of heaven, is my humble prayer.
Num. 6:6, 24-6; Phil.4:19, B.I., Kenya.


(Combination of two reports) Dearest elder Bob,
     1 John 3:1 .
     Steps to Christ [book] in PNG Pidgin [language] is still with the brethren who work on format...
     We are working in two of the four Districts, namely ____ District with the population of 10,000 and ____ and ____ Islands (____ District) have a combine population of 42,000. Out of the 400 islands off the coast, 160 are inhabited.
     The early missionary contacts in 1848 and 1891 onwards have heavily influenced local culture so that most people can speak some English. The area is undeveloped. The living standard is below or just average but slowly picking up. It is very expensive to purchase goods and services. Most people do not own much in material possessions but are receptive to the Gospel.
     To begin with I would like to acknowledge ____ that your efforts here were not wasted. Now we have formed a church here in ____. Br. ____ has oversight. They meet regularly each Sabbath under a mango tree to worship. There is a desperate need for a proper church building for the believers to worship in. Obviously it would require money to purchase roofing iron and sawn timber to construct a semi permanent building and a Missionary’s house.
     Over to ____ Island where the (PAW) Pentecostal Assembly of the World is now a Sabbath keeping church....
     Further inland another group is gearing up to host a crusade. Counselor ____ shares literature with 34 other Ward Counselors, his community and other church leaders. He was confronted [and ordered] to stop distributing literature by the SDA District director, Pr Phillip Wani. The same Pastor who confronted brother ____, ____ and myself in the presence of ____ [in] early March....
     The nightly messages are absorbed very well without questioning or challenging. The Catholic attendees admitted that “surely we have been deceived into Sunday worship.” The nearby United Church Pastor is a very worried man; some of his key members no longer attend his church on Sunday....____ has anchored this new flock on the pillars of Faith. Unfortunately, time is not sufficient to give all the teaching and a hunger and thirsty for more truth continues. They request a Prophecy Seminar on Daniel and Revelation together with two neighboring churches.
     We travel over to ____ on ____ Island, where the SDA conf church cast their lot [to join] with the SDR members. Arriving on Friday afternoon ____ preached about the Remnant for the opening of Sabbath. The team took Sabbath School. ____ continued with the Remnant study of our denominational history. A subject that these SDA’s had never heard before. It was so wonderful for them and they wished to hear more. There is a subtle danger when we forget how the Lord has led us in the past, for this present generation now facing the Final Crisis.
     For the Divine Service ____ drew lessons from Cain and Abel’s account as to not [to] sell our spiritual birth right. The Jewish church did it through compromise with paganism. The Apostolic church did it with Constantine, thus forming the Catholic Church. Finally, the SDA church organization [has also done it] by uniting with the World Council of Churches [and] has sold our spiritual birth right and lowered our standard. God calls upon His church to guard the Pillars of our Faith.
     The church was packed to full capacity inside. Backsliders attended. Some Catholics and Uniting church members attended as well. Among the congregation were the COC (Pentecostal) lady Pastor and a church Elder. They offered to be our host should we find resistance from the conference church. She has gone to attend a conference in ____ to persuade other church leaders for her to turn her congregation to Sabbath observance. She has requested for a crusade in her church during 2011.
     In departing from ____ we were meeting [met] by a messenger from the SDA District Director saying that we ought to get out of that area or else Police will be sent to arrest us.
     While traveling along the coast in a south easterly direction we came across a “Pentecostal Assembly of the World church” which is under the leadership of Br. ____ and Br. ____. They originally observed Sunday and Br. ____ became convicted of the Sabbath truth which he kept with his wife and children. The wife’s sisters, brothers and their families and their mother followed. The father-in-law is the local Court Magistrate. The week that he was supposed to hear minor court cases was the week of the crusade. He said I will always have time to hear court cases, but it is important for my life to listen to these end time messages.
     The groups have a belief in “One God”, but are willing to learn the Bible doctrines held by us. At the beginning of the crusade they were hesitant to allow ____ to take the morning devotions. After my dialoguing with them and with the Holy Spirit softening their hearts they allowed ____ to take all the morning devotions for the entire week.
     As a token of appreciation they surrendered copies of their Belief/ Doctrines to ____ for him to study and help where necessary. In conclusion, our many thanks to ____ for grounding the flock in the Pillars of our Faith.
     Over the range is the fast growing [SDR] church at ____. This church is destined to become the centre for SDR Member’s Training and an organized church for the Independent Ministry. The church membership has increased and is now preparing shelters for the coming Lay members Training School over the 2nd--4th weeks of ____, 2011.
     Further along the coast of ____ Island is ____. Here is a family church of the pioneer Mr. ____ who planted and spread Adventism throughout the ____ Islands. I was told off by him. He said, “____ the message is not in line with the original Seventh-day massage, then sorry you keep the Movement to yourself.”
     As the message touched the entire family and the “old man” [as well], who is old most 90yrs old, they have no room to doubt [it] at all. They confessed surely this is the pioneer message. The little [SDR] church has increased its membership after the program and is ready for church dedication of its newly constructed church building.
     When the program has finished and the missionaries have returned to their homes, the Conf. [SDA] Pastor has attacked. A line was drawn in the [SDA] church and then the ultimatums are made. Tears are shed by those remaining in the Organization to avoid having their names erased from the church role and also from heaven [as they were told]. The conference church has employed censure and disfellowshipping as a yardstick to send people to heaven or hell. The members are threatened to remain in the Organization in order to [be] saved. Notice has been given to SDA members not to assist us (SDR) in any way or to attend our meetings. A notice has been given to me and coworkers not to enter any more [into] Seventh-day churches or we will be physically removed or man handled. There is a rumor that a debate shall be called for this December in which the local Mission shall effect its disfellowship action...Please pray for us.
     Support has come to as from ____ region. ____ with other missionaries has been valuable in building the number of churches from zero last August to ten, today. With this phenomenal growth the nurturing and training needs for worthy service are just as great. Presently, we have seventeen new calls for programs on the mainland and other Islands of ____. This is a vast maritime province and sea transport is the only way of traveling from island to island. We would really appreciate a boat. On the island, walking the tracks and over mountains is our only options.
     Being a former SDA conf. member and only a Seventh-Day Remnant member about a year, I wish to say a sincere thanks to all the supporters for their help, encouragement and prayers. May God bless you all....
     Brother ____ and I (____), left ____ port on Friday 11th of March heading to ____ Island with portable sound system and 7 large boxes of written words....and other Pidgin materials. We enjoyed the weekend on the water and off shore on Monday morning.
     Bible is encouraging the gospel travelers not to have extra coat with them when traveling into the far land. {Matt 10:10} With that faith both of us traveled to the Island as strangers and with one-way fares, but having no extra funds. We really thank God that upon our arrival, a lady met and drove us to ____ town where she lives, and her home becomes ours during our stay. She was a SDA conference lady and her hospitality to us was comfortable and fine until we left the Island.
     Our target is to get the message out in the street of ____ because we are strangers and no body knows why we were there and for what purpose, so we have to make known to them by doing public preaching and distributing the written words freely. With God’s provision, we have good opportunities to share the love of God on signs of the times and the message of repentance among the spiritual hungry souls for two weeks. The listeners’ outward-show speak to us that they badly need a present truth for this time. Books and tracts are carefully and equally distributed....
     This reunion on the street attracts the attention of many SDA conf-folks in our midst asking questions and exchange our contacts. Another two weeks, both of us visit hospital patients, prison camp, and individual homes doing Bible studies and pray for them and distributing tracts and booklets.
     “Yet I have left [me] seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed unto Baal.” 1 King 19:18. We thought that we are strangers in the Island, but God has a people there which have not bowed unto Baal. Regardless of what denomination they belong to, individually stepped forward as a child of God Almighty. Many folks admitted saying, this is the first time both of you standing in such a place to share the word of God in open place. No other denomination came out and preaches in public places similar as what you are doing now. They exchanged their contact [information] with us.
     According to our survey, God has a people in many other folds who are there waiting for the present truth message for this time. They have waited for so long for the call out message [Rev 14/Rev 18]. Many people have died in crises without Jesus in their lives. Remaining ones are flocked into the churches, but still searching for the present truth and the True Church of God. It’s our duty to bring the truth at their doors in written words and by living preachers. Though it’s very expensive to travel from mainland, but we must go by faith in order to save them.
     They asked and knew very well that we are Independent Ministries and yet they want us to come back and do the follow up work. A family offers a land to erect a shelter for worship, some individuals arranging a night meetings in their areas. Many folks are continuously asking us for tracts, SOP books and Bibles. We leave all their contacts and needs and their request to ____ to deal with them.
     Our appeal goes to all the believers in our faith who have willing hearts to invest their resources in these particular fields to help those needy souls to come to know Christ fully before it is too late.
     In Christ, your prayers and support will be a great blessing to others and yours as well.
Your brothers in Christ, 3 brothers reporting for our worker B.K., PNG.


Dear Bro Bob,
     3 John 2.
     I got the support already. Thank you so much for your continuous help and support.
     Anyway, here's my report for the past months of labor. During the last weeks of March, we were able to visit and work in ____ and then visit our brethren in ____, ____ where we haven't visited for a long time. We had invited also our brethren from ____ to meet us there and also spend Sabbath with us. It gave encouragement to our brethren there and also for everyone of us.
     During April, I went to ____ in ____ Island to meet and join our co-workers and brethren there for the whole ____ camp meeting. We were blessed also by this camp meeting through the message that we've studied and through the conviction of the Holy Spirit. During the last night of the camp meeting, we held a worker’s and elder’s meeting, and talked about the progress of the work and settle some small issues....After the camp meeting, I went home and here continue my work.
     Last April 23, we held our fellowship in ____ Island, all the brethren here in southern ____ attended. I gave a message for the whole Sabbath as an encouragement and strength to all. All of us were very happy to see and hear everyone as they gave their personal experiences in our spiritual warfare. After this fellowship in ____, we went directly to ____, and stayed there for more than a week. There, we work for my own family and relatives and friends, seeking to win them to Christ. I am praying that our Lord will convict their hearts to return unto the Lord and serve and follow Him. Please pray for our work here....
     Till here for now, bro Bob. May God continue to bless you and your family especially your ministry. May God help us to be faithful unto Him until the end. Thank you so much for all your help and concern in our work here. God bless us all!
In Christ, s.b., Philippines.


Dear Elder Sessler.
     Christian greetings from this way. He that keeps Israel has been good to us, we are still alive amidst the economical distress of nations.  Hence the upraising or riots are becoming the order of the day and change of rulers of 2nd and third world countries.  [Through] financial, property and the loss of lives, the enemy is working to hamper the progress of the work, and it is his up-
front [Devil being seen working] in all these events. Luke 21:25....
     The work of printing would have began ere long: papers worth – five cartons were bought and ink, plus a master roll, save [except] the person who installed power gave us only 5 Amps which handles light things, and yet the machine requires 15 Amps...I have been having financial constrains, but within this week that will be handled.  We shall buy the hand cutter and the giant stapler and other supplies we shall see necessary. May the God of our Fathers richly bless those standing with us in this out-reach project.
     ____’s health seemed to improve a bit, save her body weakness.  More so [in] the legs: she says she has no strength.  All in all thanks for your earnest prayers.
     The past Sunday we’re supposed to have a General meeting [but] I could not make it, for I had terrible malaria. I’m just recovering.
     We have in His timing of things scattered some seeds of truth, though now with tears, but this we know in the harvest it will count.  We shall [may] have forgotten, but our heavenly Father will remind us [to] do.  You remember the little show of kindness, mercy, compassion, and the silent messenger [tracts of truth] you gave is the reason you are seeing “the Jones” in heaven. Matthew 25:37-40: “Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungered, and fed [thee]? or thirsty, and gave [thee] drink? When saw we thee a stranger, and took [thee] in? or naked, and clothed [thee]? Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done [it] unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done [it] unto me.”
     Thanks a lot for the support, your prayers and once again thanks for the publication funds. May He that blessed Abraham from the slaughter of Chedorlaomer, and of the kings that [were] with him, at the valley of Shaveh, which [is] the king's dale, Possessor of heaven and earth, bless us.
Thanks [again]. Yours in Christ Jesus, B.K., Uganda.