"LET THERE BE LIGHT" Ministries
March - April, 2000
"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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear brothers and sisters,
1 John 3:1.
There have recently occurred some major issues which need to be addressed in this, as well as the next Newsletter. So instead of continuing with the next in the series of salvation--the issue and nature or sin--we will examine this in 2 Newsletters from now in July - August. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause our readers. But some startling developments have occurred in the U.S. Congress, as well as in other areas, which our separated brethren must be alerted to.
Many are aware of Senator John McCain's political attack against Governor George Bush for speaking at Bob Jones University. This University adheres to the historic Protestant understanding of the Papacy being Antichrist, and the Pope as the man of sin, and has been very vocal about this truth. But what many do not know is that Democratic Senator Robert Torricelli, recently introduced Concurrent Resolution 85 in the U.S. Senate which condemns Bob Jones University for racial and religious intolerance. A similar Resolution was also introduced in the House. Among other things, this Resolution states:
"Whereas officials of Bob Jones University routinely disparage those of other religious faiths with intolerant and derogatory remarks;
"Whereas officials of Bob Jones University have likened the Pope of the Roman Catholic Church to a `possessed demon' and branded Catholicism as a `satanic system and religion of the anti-Christ'...
"Resolved, That the Senate-
1) condemns practices, such as those prevalent at Bob Jones University, that seek to discriminate against and divide Americans on the basis of race, ethnicity, and religion; and 2) strongly denounces individuals who seek to subvert the American ideals of inclusion, equality and social justice."
Not only this, but The Interfaith Alliance, a liberal Protestant organization dedicated to the separation of Church and State, recently held a press conference endorsing and supporting this Resolution. Their spokesman, a Mr. Gaddy, declared at this press conference:
"On behalf of concerned people of faith, I urge members of the Senate and House to denounce any association of bigotry, discrimination, and intolerance with religious faith.
"For Bob Jones University to foment bigotry in the name of Christianity is the height of hypocrisy, if not heresy."
So we have liberal Protestants (Church) urging Congress (the State) to condemn the historical Protestant truths regarding Roman Catholicism as being heresy, and to denounce any Association, Organization, or individual who should proclaim these truths as guilty of spreading "intolerance", "bigotry", "discrimination", and subverting the ideals of the American public! Thus any who choose to spread these truths, which are a major portion of the three angels' messages, and who publicly declare the truth that Roman Catholicism, as well as all the apostate Protestant churches, are part of Satan's kingdom of Babylon the Great, will be viewed as preaching "intolerance", will be looked upon as being heretics, and will soon be guilty of committing a "hate crime"!
Not only this, but the Pope of Catholicism recently gave a public prayer in which he asked God to forgive the Roman Catholic church for the sins it committed in all the generations of the past ages. Though the Pope kept the prayer very general and non-specific, and even though he stopped short of defining what sins he was asking God to forgive the church, yet this prayer was still an unprecedented step in the process of unity and brotherhood among the religions of the world!
Brethren, Satan is zealously working through all of these events to bind about and stop the preaching of the three angels' messages! He hates these last messages of mercy, and is doing all he can to quiet those who are or would herald these precious gems of truth to others! And the devil will use any agent he can, whether a person, group, or church, who will devote themselves to his service, work to destroy these messages, and silence those who preach them. And it is high time that we spread this precious message now, while we still have the freedom to do so. If we do not do so, we will either have to preach it under the most discouraging circumstances, or we will take our stand with the apostates, as we have been clearly warned:
"The work which the church has failed to do in a time of peace and prosperity she will have to do in a terrible crisis under most discouraging, forbidding circumstances. The warnings that worldly conformity has silenced or withheld must be given under the fiercest opposition from enemies of the faith. And at that time the superficial, conservative class, whose influence has steadily retarded the progress of the work, will renounce the faith and take their stand with its avowed enemies, toward whom their sympathies have long been tending. These apostates will then manifest the most bitter enmity, doing all in their power to oppress and malign their former brethren and to excite indignation against them. This day is just before us. The members of the church will individually be tested and proved. They will be placed in circumstances where they will be forced to bear witness for the truth. Many will be called to speak before councils and in courts of justice, perhaps separately and alone. The experience which would have helped them in this emergency they have neglected to obtain, and their souls are burdened with remorse for wasted opportunities and neglected privileges." Testimonies, vol 5, p 463.
As this is so, what message do you think the SDA church is giving at this tremendous time? Are they standing up for God and voicing the three angels' messages upon which their church was originally founded upon? Or are they plainly showing that they are apostates working for Satan, and voicing his message of "intolerance" towards these truths of God? Is the SDA church in union with God and His true remnant people, or in union with Catholicism, apostate Protestantism, and Satan?
Many are aware that the Eternal Gospel Church in Florida is being sued by the SDA corporate church over the right to use the name "Seventh-day Adventist". The Eternal Gospel Church has been preaching and spreading the three angels' messages, and thus exposing the man of sin, through the printed page, radio, as well as in ads placed in major newspapers. What many may not be aware of is that the trial between the SDA church and the Eternal Gospel church began on Monday, March 13, and it is in the opening statements of the SDA church which will plainly reveal to all who what to see exactly whom the church is really united with and working for!
In the opening statements of the SDA church, the Eternal Gospel church, as well as all its members, are declared to be "a hate group" who preach "intolerance". The Associated Press report of the first day of this trial is as follows:
"The national headquarters for Seventh-day Adventists asked a federal judge on Monday to bar a West Palm Beach church it considers `a hate group' from using the denomination's trademark name.
"Newspaper and radio advertising run nationally by the Eternal Gospel Church of Seventh-day Adventists denounces Catholics and most Protestants for worshipping on Sunday and likens them to Satanists and pagans.
"The ads indicate `intolerance, a hate group,' (SDA) denomination attorney Jeffrey Tew said in opening statements. He called it `a classic case of a breakaway church trying to use the mother church's name.'
"Church attorney (for Eternal Gospel) Robert Pershes told U.S. District Judge James Lawrence King that the name `Seventh-day Adventist' registered as a trademark in 1980 is a generic term describing the religion.
"`What we have here is the trademark law being used in a religious context when it was intended to be used commercially,' Pershes said. `One particular religion, even if it's a large segment of the religion, should not be allowed to get a monopoly.'
"The court fight has attracted worldwide interest among the denomination's 10 million followers. Dr Russel Standish...plans to testify on behalf of the church pastor Rafael Perez's right to use the Adventist name.
"`The issue is vital to religious liberty,' Standish said outside court. `It's a generic name. Anyone who wants to can call themselves a Seventh-day Adventist...'
"Pershes drew a round of `amen' from spectators, many of whom carried well-worn Bibles and prayer books, when he said prophet `Ellen White said the name Seventh-day Adventist is given to us by God.'...
"The trial is expected to last five to seven days." Sun-Sentinel.com Web Newspaper, web-posted 12:05 a.m. March 14, 2000, titled "Adventists accuse West Palm Beach church of being a `hate group'."
Did you catch the importance of what the SDA church has stated here? Aside from the "name" issue, which we will address later, the SDA church is publicly declaring that anyone who preaches the three angels' messages are preaching "intolerance" and are part of "a hate group"! They are also declaring that they do not want any connection with those who are preaching these life and death messages, and they are willing to go to court to prove this! Not only this, but the SDA church is plainly showing their unity with the other apostate Protestant churches by voicing the same message of "intolerance" as they are, and has even gone farther than these other Babylonian churches by declaring those who stand for and proclaim the message of the loud cry are part of "a hate group"!
The SDA church was originally raised up to proclaim the three angels' messages, but now they are declaring that they would be preaching "intolerance" and be part of "a hate group" if they would live up to their original charter from God! Then what does this plainly testify the SDA church has done with these heavenly messages which exposes Catholicism as far as they are concerned? We will let a past General Conference President answer this pertinent question:
In the Reply Brief for Defendants of the Mary Kay-Silver trial, on page 4, Neil C. Wilson stated for the SDA church:
"Although it is true that there was a period in the life of the Seventh-day Adventist Church when the denomination took a distinctly anti-Roman Catholic viewpoint, and the term 'hierarchy' was used in a perjoritive sense to refer to the papal form of church governance, that attitude on the church's part was nothing more than a manifestation of widespread anti-popery among conservative Protestant denominations in the early part of this century and the latter part of the last, and which has now been consigned to the historical trash heap so far as the Seventh-day Adventist Church is concerned." Equal Employment Opportunity Commission vs the Pacific Press Publishing Association and SDA Church, civ #74-2025 CBR, 1975.
To many, the opening statements of the SDA church publicly and legally distancing herself from the messages of Revelation 14 and 18, are startling to say the least. But this is not the first time the SDA church has officially taken this blatant course against God and His last saving message of mercy!
In 1991, a similar situation occurred in Australia in which the SDA church was suing a group of independent SDA brethren for publishing and distributing a paper called "The Protestant". This paper contained articles dealing with the fundamental truths upon which the SDA church was originally founded, especially Biblically showing that the identity of the little horn of Daniel 7, the Leopard-like Beast of Revelation 13, the Anti-christ and the man of sin all pointed to the Roman Catholic Church and the pope, as well as the Mark of the Beast being Sunday worship after it is a law, and God's seventh-day Sabbath being Saturday.
The reason why the SDA church became involved in this 1991 lawsuit is also similar because the Independent brethren used the name "Seventh-day Adventist" as being the group responsible for this Protestant paper. The SDA church stated that they initiated this law suit against these Independent brethren because the church "does have a duty to its members and must take all steps necessary to protect and maintain its good name and integrity within the community..." Letter to Chris Lewin, December 3, 1991 from McCarthy, Palethorpe & Blanch, the Law Firm represent the SDA church in Australia.
But what about the position of the SDA church regarding the truths of the three angels' messages taught in this paper? Richard Coombe, the director of the Public Affairs and Religious Liberty Department for the South Pacific Division of the SDA Church, makes the following "authorized" statement in behalf of the Church:
"...`the Protestant' magazine misrepresents the beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church...Further, the damage being suffered by the Church is immediate....The only effective way to stop the damage is to stop the publication of `The Protestant"...The damage being suffered will inevitably adversely affect the public support the Church receives, and the standing the Church enjoys..." January 3, 1992 Affidavit of Raymond Leslie Coombe, p 5-6.
Not only this, but the SDA Church also sought the destruction of all existing copies of "The Protestant" not yet distributed, as well as a restraint to be placed upon the defendants barring them from ever publishing any such material in the future without Conference approval! In this act, the SDA church was appealing to the State to use its civil power to stop the spreading of the truth the church once stood for!
Brethren, it should be plainly obviously to all who want to see, that the SDA church has given up her beliefs in, and her position upon, the three angels' messages of Revelation 14 & 18! The church no longer upholds these precious truths of God, but has cast them away in order to stand upon a satanic platform of false unity with Catholicism and all the rest of the apostate churches of Babylon. For those who deny that the SDA church could ever give up the three angels' messages, please write to this Ministry for the booklet "Transmutation of the Three Angels" or for the book "The Abomination of Desolation and Church History--Second Edition". These two materials adequately document from the SDA church's own mouth that they are no longer teaching the real three angels' messages, but have given them up for Satanic lies.
Thus the SDA church has given up the reason, as well as the foundational basis, for why she was raised up by God in the first place! And as the church has stepped off this eternal platform of truth, and thereby becoming the biggest "offshoot" there is, then what valid basis is there for her claim to still be God's true remnant church! She is no longer existing to spread the three angels' messages, nor is she existing to work for God's glory and honor in winning souls from darkness through these truths. Instead she is only existing to try and hinder the spreading of these heavenly messages, and therefore is working for the Devil's glory and honor in trying to win souls from truth to darkness!
Since the SDA church has given up the truth and has publicly and legally disassociated herself from those who are preaching it, plainly shows that she has indeed apostatized from God and His truth, then how can she be a church of God? It is an impossibility. Hence the SDA church is no longer a part of the true church in any way, shape, or form, but has definitely become a church of the enemy of Christ--the Synagogue of Satan, or those who say they are Jews (God's true people) but who are not, because they do lie (see Revelation 2:9, 3:9).
In fact, Ellen White even warned all God's people that this would indeed occur!
"You think, that those who worship before the saint's feet, (Rev. 3:9), will at last be saved. Here I must differ with you; for God shew me that this class were professed Adventists, who had fallen away, and `crucified to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put Him to an open shame.'" Word to the Little Flock, p 12.
Brethren, there are only two churches in this world today: there is the church of God, and there is the church of Satan. God's church is likened to a pure virgin bride (see Revelation 12:1-5), while Satan's church is likened to an apostate harlot (see Revelation 17:1-4). And another Scriptural name for the harlot church is Babylon (see Revelation 14:8, 17:5, 18:2).
Many brethren will use most any description or phrase in order to avoid calling the SDA church Babylon fallen. Some of the names and phrases used to avoid calling the church Babylon are: the church is "worse than Babylon"; or that she is "Laodicea"; or "apostate"; or "corrupt"; or an "harlot"; or the church is a "sister to fallen Babylon"; or even that she is the "Synagogue of Satan"; but not Babylon. But there is no such thing as the position of a "third church" listed in the Scriptures! There is only God's pure church of the "remnant of her seed", and Satan's apostate church of "Babylon the Great". Thus there is nothing in the Scriptures worse than for a church to be called Babylon fallen, except, maybe, that she is the greatest Babylonian church of all time!
"Laodicea" has a chance to repent, but not Babylon fallen! So for those who call the SDA church "Laodicea", there is no valid reason why they should leave her fellowship, or even to work apart and independently from her structure, because there is still hope for her recovery.
For those who refer to the SDA church as being "apostate", but not part of Babylon, you are only spreading confusion among the people, because an apostate church is indeed Babylon according to God's word!
"Concerning Babylon, the symbol of the apostate church..." Christ's Object Lessons, p 179.
For those who refer to the SDA church as being "corrupt", but not part of Babylon, you are only spreading confusion among the people, because a corrupt church is indeed Babylon according to God's word!
"The term Babylon, derived from Babel, and signifying confusion, is applied in Scripture to the various forms of false or apostate religion. But the message announcing the fall of Babylon must apply to some religious body that was once pure, and has become corrupt." Spirit of Prophecy, vol 4, p 232 (see also Great Controversy, p 383).
For those who refer to the SDA church as being a "harlot", but not part of Babylon, you are only spreading confusion among the people, because a harlot church is indeed Babylon according to God's word!
"A virtuous woman represents a pure church, a vile woman an apostate church. Babylon is said to be a harlot...Babylon the harlot..." Spirit of Prophecy, vol 4, p 233. (NOTE: the SDA church is indeed a "harlot", see Testimonies, vol 8, p 250.)
For those who refer to the SDA church as being a "sister to fallen Babylon", but not part of Babylon itself, you are only spreading great confusion among the people! In order to be a "sister" to the fallen Protestant harlot churches means that you have the same harlot "mother" of these Babylonian churches! And the scriptures plainly declare:
"Behold, every one that useth proverbs shall use this proverb against thee, saying, As is the mother, so is her daughter. Thou art thy mother's (Rome's) daughter, that loatheth her husband (Christ) and her children (God's true people who preach the three angels' messages); and thou art the sister of thy sisters (apostate Protestantism)..." Ezekiel 16:44-45.
And for those who call the SDA church the "Synagogue of Satan", but not part of Babylon, you are also spreading confusion among the people, because a church or synagogue of Satan is indeed Babylon according to God's word!
"This is one of the lies forged in the synagogue of the enemy, one of the poisonous drafts of Babylon." Evangelism, p 247 (see also Review and Herald, March 16, 1897).
Brethren, it is only by alerting the SDA members that Christ has forsaken their apostate and corrupt harlot church, that it has become Babylon fallen, and that the people must separate from it in order to be with Christ and have a chance for salvation, that causes them to awake from sleep and make their decisions for Christ, or for the church and Satan. Any other message than the loud cry will let them sleep on to their eternal destruction. Carefully examine the 10 virgin parable.
May God's true people have the courage to voice the very words of Scripture and declare that the SDA church, along with all the other churches, are part of Babylon the Great. May none of our separated brethren try and water this cutting message down in order to please their listeners who have itchy ears and desire only smooth things spoken to them so that they can sleep on. May we be among those who are pictured in this following testimony as preaching God's full message, and not be found among those who leave out vital truths so they can preach smooth things and who are fighting against God's will:
"By these solemn warnings the people will be stirred. Thousands upon thousands have never listened to words like these. In amazement they hear the testimony that Babylon is the church, fallen because of her errors and sins, because of her rejection of the truth sent to her from Heaven. The people go to their former teachers with the eager inquiry, Are these things so? The ministers present fables, prophesy smooth things, to soothe their fears, and quiet the awakened conscience. But many refuse to be satisfied with the mere authority of men, and demand a plain `Thus saith the Lord.' The popular ministry, like the Pharisees of old, are filled with anger as their authority is questioned; they denounce the message as of Satan, and stir up the sin-loving multitudes to revile and persecute those who proclaim it." 4SOP 424-25.
Now on the "name" issue: Lest any receive the wrong impression regarding this lawsuit over the right to use the SDA name, we must address this important and misunderstood issue so it can be clarified among our SEPARATED people--because many are being mislead.
There is no church or group name, no matter how sacred or exalted it may be, which can bring any people into any favor with God if they choose to disobey Him--and this includes a name which was chosen by God Himself! This is because God is more concerned with character than with what name we call ourselves.
A tree is clearly know by what fruit it bears, regardless of what name it is called. A child is clearly known by what fruit or actions they produce, regardless of what family name they are called by. And any religious group will be known by what fruits they show in accordance with their beliefs, regardless of what exalted name they may identify themselves with. Thus it will be by what fruits we bear that we will be judged, and not by what name we may cling to! (See Matthew 7:15-20; DA 106-107.)
A religious name is mainly given to distinguish one group from another, but it is really by the character and beliefs exemplified by that religious group that distinguishes it from every other. And the same with the individual. Jesus Christ was an "Adventist", not because He called Himself one, but because He exemplified these truths in His life (see Medical Ministry, p 49). The Apostle Paul was an "Adventist", not because he ever called himself one, but because he lived these truths in his life (see Spirit of Prophecy, vol 3, p 389). So in turn, we are "Adventists", not because we call ourselves one, but because we live the truth that makes us Adventists (see Manuscript Releases, vol 10, p 45, 351, vol 17, p 22; Series B#7, p 49; Ev 121)! Thus it is by following and living the truths contained in our "foundation" and "the whole construction of the faith" which makes us "Seventh-day Adventists", and not the name itself!
If a name which God Himself has chosen is to be claimed as the only identifying name of His true people forever, then we should all call ourselves Israelites! God personally chose this name to distinguish His people from the heathen nations around them, because it represented the truth that they had gained the victory over sin by wrestling with God as did Jacob (see Genesis 32:24:30)! Yet, even while they were disobeying God and exhibited fruits of wickedness and corruption, they still continued to identify themselves with this chosen name. Thus the name became identified with apostasy and corruption, and separated from its original meaning became a reproach among the heathen peoples. So why don't we call ourselves Israelites today? It is because this name became corrupted by its connection to that church and people which rejected the truths sent to them by God, and chose instead to unite themselves with the devil and the other heathen nations around them.
Therefore when the followers of Christ separated themselves from the apostate Jewish Church of Israel, they chose to identify themselves by a completely different name in order that other peoples would be able to clearly distinguish them from the apostasy and corruption of the Jewish church. They did not call themselves "The True Israelites", or "The Historic Church of Israel", or even "The Reformed Jews", but they called themselves Christians. It was for this same reason that when the Reformers separated themselves from the apostate and corrupt Roman Catholic Church, they did not call themselves "The True Catholics", or "The Historic Catholics", or even "the Reformed Catholics", but they chose a different name in order to distinguish themselves in the eyes of the peoples from the apostasy and corruption of the Roman Catholic church. In like manner, when the followers of Jesus separated themselves from the apostate and corrupt Protestant churches in 1844, they did not call themselves "The True Methodists", or The Historic Lutherans", or even "The Reformed Baptists", but they chose a different name which showed themselves completely separate from the apostate and corrupt Protestant churches. Therefore, now when the followers of Christ separate themselves from the apostate and corrupt SDA church, which has brought this exalted name down from its original meaning and has made it a reproach through their wickedness in the eyes of other peoples, are we to be found spending our money, time, and efforts in trying to legally defend the right to cling to this name? What has history shown us in the example of Christ's followers after they separated from their corrupt churches?
Christ's followers must be found spending their time, efforts, and money on spreading the three angels' messages, not in the courts of the land fighting the Babylonian church leadership over a name which is today connected to a corrupt and apostate church they have separated from! Brethren, let us be about our work for God in spreading His truth, and not be sidetracked by Satan into spending our time, efforts, and money in trying to cling to an idol. There is no valid Biblical reason why God would desire any of His separated people to spend their time and money in court in order to try to defend their right to call themselves "Seventh-day Adventists". Let our actions and fruits declare us "Adventists" to the world.
But some claim, like Russel Standish and others: "The issue (of the name) is vital to religious liberty". But this is not true. Religious liberty has to do with what doctrinal beliefs you hold as your faith, and your right to practice these beliefs; not whether you are able to call yourself a "Seventh-day Adventist", or any other denominational name. Thus those who chose to spend their time, efforts, and money in fighting the SDA church in court for the right to use this name are thereby showing that they do not desire to be separated from the SDA church, but want to be clearly identified as being connected with, and a part of, that corrupt and apostate system of Babylon.
While it is true that Ellen White wrote that we were never to be ashamed of the name SDA, the context of these statements is quite different than what many Independent brethren declare. These statements were written to the SDA corporate church and it's Institutions who were deciding whether or not to lower the standard of truth in order to gain more favor with the world. These statements were written to a corporate church and its Institutions, and not to any single person, or group of individuals, who would choose to be separated from, and to work outside and independently of, the corporate body of the church. Thus there is no validity to the idea which many Independent brethren herald today that we must fight the corporate church for the individual right to call ourselves by the name Seventh-day Adventist.
In fact, in examining the Testimonies which deal with the time period when the loud cry goes forth and the ending of this world's probation including the pouring out of the plagues, the people of God are not identified by the name Seventh-day Adventist, or by any denominational name! During this last period of time just before Christ comes, all of God's people are identified as being: "those who walk in the light", the "elect" "chosen" "faithful" "remnant" "saints" "servants" "agents" of God, or "the commandment-keeping people of God" who compose His "church" (see EW 33-37, 261, 271-273, 277-289; Ev 694; 4SOP 422-469; 1T 203-204, 353). Thus during this time none of God's people are identified by the name "Seventh-day Adventist", but are identified by their actions, their character, and for Whom they stand for!
Brethren, the name Seventh-day Adventist, has become to many an idol in which they would be willing to go to jail for, or even to die for, just so they can call themselves "Adventist." While the truth is that it is by our lives and the fruits we bear that we show ourselves to be an "Adventist"! Instead, may we all be willing to go to jail for, and if necessary to die for, our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, as well as the right to believe and live the truth as it is in Jesus! May our separated people awake and avoid being caught up in, and expending their time, energy, and money in, an unnecessary religious legal battle which has nothing to do with God's will for His people today. May we instead be found living up to the present truth, and expending all our time, energy, and money in spreading this precious message of the loud cry throughout the world so that the glory of God may fill this dark world as the waters cover the sea, and Christ may come to take the ransomed home. Brethren, let us be wise, and be up about and doing our Master's service while it is still day, for the night is coming on fast!
"I have spread out my hands all the day unto a rebellious people, which walketh in a way that was not good, after their own thoughts...And ye shall leave your name for a curse unto my chosen: for the Lord God shall slay thee, and call his servants by another name." Isaiah 65:2, 15.
The Lord has been so gracious to this Ministry, and we want to publicly thank and praise Him for it! He has allowed us to begin supporting another full-time minister and worker in another Country! Not only do we have workers in East, West, and Central Africa, but we now have a worker in the South African Country of Namibia! And as our African workers extend their efforts at spreading God's Present Truth throughout their own Countries and into the bordering Countries around them, soon all of Africa can be reached with this precious separation message of the loud cry. Please unite with me in praying and pleading with God that soon all the Continent of Africa, as well as all the world, may be filled with the glory and truth of God as the waters cover the sea!
Another reason why we have great cause to praise God is regarding our Ministry's Web Page. Even though some are against it, the Lord is mercifully and abundantly blessing our Web Site more than we could imagine since we have only been on line beginning the middle of January this year. In February, the first full month that our Web Page was on line, we had 4,139 hits, which were generated by 620 visitors who stayed an average of 12:19 minutes each. In these Visitor Sessions, over 900 documents of present truth were viewed. Most of our visitors were from the USA, but we also had visitors from 12 different Countries which included Anguilla, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the UK! We also express our appreciation to pastor Gary and Elizabeth Cain of Warning! Last Call Ministries for linking our Web Site with their Web Site. Because there were some visitors from Spanish Countries who had visited their Ministry's Web Site (at www.warninglastcall.com), saw our link there and decided to visit our Site as well.
But one of the most amazing and unforeseen blessings to occur, was in the amount of files which were downloaded or copied from our Web Site. Over 3,800 files were downloaded which totaled a staggering amount of 121,395,000 bits of information! So over 120 million bits of information were taken from our Web Site of Present Truth materials by those who visited it! Brethren, MAY GOD BE PRAISED!! There is no way in which we could have personally given, or even mailed, this amount of Present Truth information to these individuals from around the world. Truly, the Web Site is a great evangelistic tool in reaching out to our fellow men with God's Present Truth Gospel of salvation in Christ! Please join with me in praying that the hearts of all who read or download these materials of Present Truth will be led to give their hearts fully to Jesus, give up their errors, separate from sin and sinners, and unite with the third angel in living and spreading this precious truth to all around them. May our Great Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ continue to be uplifted and exalted in the eyes of all peoples so that many more can be harvested out of Satan's kingdom of Babylon and into God's kingdom of righteousness to gain eternal life! And may God continue to lead honest seekers for truth from around the world to visit both Ministry Web Sites and become enraptured with the dazzling beauty of God's pure message of truth.
Another reason to praise God is that after much prayer, Warning Last Call Ministries, in union with this Ministry, are co-sponsoring a Camp-meeting to take place here in Southern Oregon from June 2-4. You will find a flyer printed in this Newsletter which will give all the details. It has been a few years since we have had a Camp-meeting in Oregon, and we are looking forward to fellowshipping with many of our dear separated brethren whom we have not seen for a while. We urge all our readers to plan on attending, as the possibility of being able to freely and openly meet and fellowship together in the near future may soon be impossible. Thus we need to take full advantage of the freedom to meet together now. Besides, great blessings can be bestowed by God to all who come prepared in heart to meetings like these, and this includes the greatest blessing of all--the outpouring of the latter rain! (see Testimonies to Ministers, p 508-509). So we hope to see you.
We also continue to solicit your prayers for the work in the Philippines. The brethren there are having to deal with some very important issues which have arisen. We are earnestly praying for God to grant these precious brethren His eyesalve and heavenly discernment to be able to see clearly and thus to take their stand fully on the side of God and His truth.
We again extend our heartfelt gratitude for all the donations unselfishly sent to this Ministry, and we say thank you to God and to you our supporters for allowing us to continue working for God in extending His Present Truth message more fully throughout this world. Eternity alone will reveal the amount of souls won to the Lord Jesus through all the gracious self-sacrificing gifts donated to this Ministry. May God's richest blessings be showered upon you all in all that you do for His honor, praise, and glory in these last hours of earth's history.
"Let There Be Light" Ministries is devoted to the spreading of the full present truth gospel message worldwide, and has been doing so since 1986. This Ministry has monthly operating expenses covering the areas of: printing, publishing, and writing of present truth books, booklets, tracts, and other literature; video and audio taping, production, and distribution; supporting several ministers/workers in foreign Countries; mail order--both domestic and foreign; traveling to hold meetings--both locally, nationally, and internationally; answering correspondence and questions regarding the message of truth; ongoing National and International Bible studies; sending free present truth literature to contacts in many poor Countries; etc.
The Lord's blessings and guidance, along with your gracious prayers and support, is greatly appreciated and needed. Without such, 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 this Ministry reach out to 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!
GENERAL FOREIGN MISSION WORK NEEDS
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 adequately 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 and visit the interests in their homes, and spread the printed truth translated into their common language! Please financially help us to continue consistently supporting our current ministers and workers, so that the spreading of the truth can quickly lighten this dark world with the glory of God.
SPECIFIC FOREIGN MISSION WORK NEEDS
M Printing and mailing expenses for booklets and tracts to Fiji.
M Printing and mailing expenses for booklets and tracts in Fiji--about $100 monthly.
M Study Bible and 3 Volumes of Spirit of Prophecy--$250.
M Printing and mailing expenses for booklets and tracts to India.
M Second hand van--$2500
M Color T.V. set and video player/recorder for evangelism--$650.
M Printing our booklets in India--$1450 for 10,000 copies (less than $0.15 per booklet!)
KENYA, East Africa:
M Printing and mailing expenses for booklets and tracts to Kenya.
M Cost to print 10,000 of each of our booklets in Kenya, only costs $2000 US per booklet (or $1000 for 4,000 booklets).
M Projector, screen, and evangelistic film for non-SDA outreach.
M Color T.V. set and video player/recorder for evangelism--$650.
M Several different herbs, plus shipping--for our medical missionary worker there--$250.
M Second hand vehicle to help speed up work--$3000.
M Printing and mailing expenses for booklets and tracts to Malaysia.
M Purchasing of Chinese Bibles--$7. each.
NAMIBIA, South Africa:
M Computer and needed accessories for Sanitarium and Ministry work--$2000.
M Good transportation vehicle--$7000.
M Printing and mailing expenses for booklets and tracts to Namibia.
M Several boxes of 1884 Great Controversy books for non-SDA outreach--$500.
TOGO, West Africa:
M Bibles and Spirit of Prophecy books in French.
M Printing and mailing expenses for booklets and tracts to Togo.
M Printing expenses in Togo--about $100 each month.
UGANDA, East Africa:
M Printing and mailing expenses for booklets and tracts to Uganda.
M Printing and mailing expenses for booklets and tracts in Uganda--about $100 each month.
M A good PA System for meetings--$600.
M Bibles and Spirit of Prophecy books to purchase and mail.
ZAMBIA, Central Africa:
M Printing and mailing expenses for booklets and tracts to Zambia.
M Portable generator for evangelistic meetings--$650.
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.
LETTERS to "LET THERE BE LIGHT" Ministries
(Combination of 2 letters) Hi Br. Bob,
Good to hear from you again. I am sorry that I could not respond to your earlier letter. There are two reasons for this: I had travelled to the sanitarium for a camp meeting which we held from 26 December 1999 to 2 January 2000. I was therefore not near the computer. When we came back, my system was not functioning. They just fixed it now, about a minute ago. Brother A____ (our Ministry worker there) is here. I was with him last evening and I hope to see him sometime today before he leaves for the sanitarium where he now lives. I want you to know how much I appreciate the support to br. A____. He is one young man in Namibia who has shown an intense interest in the work of God. He has left all that he was doing, for the cause of God. And I believe that God will bless him immensely. I have known and been with br A____ in this message since 1992. I will print the message (from this Ministry) and give it to him hopefully today.
The latest development here is that during our camp meeting, we baptized 13 souls which dedicated themselves to the Lord. My ____ about two weeks ago, came home with piles and piles of materials she had down loaded from your web site. Right now, I am going through "Controversy Over Revelation 18"; I see you have updated it, and I must say, I am enjoying the way you have chronicled evidence [the Spirit of Prophecy]. I have a brother who called the other day about some of his relatives who were accusing him of having separated from the SDA church, and did not know how he must deal with their intransigence. I will send him this booklet. It is such an eye opener to those who are meek and are willing to be led by the Spirit of God. When I finish sending you this email message, my next stop is your web site....
My brother we thank you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ for providing us with the CD-ROM on Mrs E.G. White's writings. We have received it in good condition and it is already in use....Next we will work towards purchasing a computer which will be used for translating some of the materials into Lozi language. There is a great need for this. When we have accomplished this, we will see where the Lord will lead us onto our next step....
Brother Bob, we need your help, you and brethren that you know can help. We do not want to become a burden, we are trying our best, but sometimes resources fails us. Currently, we are supporting four full-time ministers in the field. At my house, I have a PC computer which we are using to publish our Newsletter and any other communication necessary.
First, there is still a great need...to find out if I can get for them (poor brethren) the three SOP set. I used to get them from South Africa for N$500 [US$76]. To my surprise the fees there have gone up to just over N$1027 [US$153]. This is too expensive for us. It is almost impossible for some of our brethren to afford it. Is there no other place, my brother, where you can get them cheaper for us? (NOTE: am sorry to say that it is about the same price here, and after shipping to you, will cost even more). The current need is about 10 sets....
We do not mean to burden you for (we) understand that you are also operating on the basis of free-will offering. Whatever, you can do to help, and whatever, we will receive, we will appreciate and thank the Lord.
May the Lord bless, F.J., Namibia, South Africa.
To my dear brother in Christ, Bob Sessler,
I thank you for the books you send me. I will distribute them....Let us keep up the wonderful work of salvation. God bless your Ministry is my prayer.
Maranatha, P.R., FL.
We are grateful for the Newsletter and for the encouraging experiences of others who desire to make Present Truth known and are still willing by God's grace to continue to hold up the banner of truth, though the struggle by all appearances may seem to others, impossible.
May our loving Father continue His gracious work of refining hearts and lives until we are fit up for His kingdom.
Love in Christ, B., R. & C.K., CA.
I hope you are still keeping well.
Good news. Recently I wrote a letter to the pastor of the SDA church asking him to remove my name from their books. (NOTE: PRAISE GOD for the faith and courage you have showed in obedience to God's will!) He visited me and we talked for 3 hours. I explained my position. He wants me to reconsider my decision, but I wont. I'm through with the SDA church....
Christian Greetings, E.D., South Africa.
Dear Elder Bob Sessler,
I am pleased to write and inform you that I received the packet you sent me. It contained a copy of the Great Controversy, a pamphlet of the Glorious Everlasting Gospel and several tracts. I have read them all except the book. They gave me the urge to pursue the word of the Lord with more thirst. They were very good and topical. They set light to what I had been wishing to know. The Bible alone could not direct me to such related verses.
I am a teacher (non-SDA). Schools in this Country have 2/3 hrs Pastoral Lessons every Friday morning. In such lessons I usually tell Bible stories to children of 5 yrs to 15 yrs. Now that I own a copy of the...Bible and the Great Controversy, I will be more useful than I used to be before....
Prayerfully yours in Christ, D.O., Kenya, East Africa.
To Elder Bob Sessler and all the fold in Let There Be Light Ministries:...
My faith is the same it was when I first met you (in early 1990's)....Do keep on the firing line, be of strong courage and continue to hope in the salvation of the Lord.
Men like you are scarce these days. So strong and faithful to preach the Present Truth. We have the same mind, you and I, you can be sure of that (she is in her late 80's!)
Jesus is coming soon, I am convinced of it. My heart thrills to the words every time I give voice to them.
May the angels of God assist you always.
In the Lord, your loyal and devoted friend, G.D., VA.
Dear Elder Bob,
Thanks be to God that He is still extending His mercy to all mankind and for giving us the protections, blessings, good health and strength, and so many answered prayers. And by the help of God we are all in good health especially in spiritual side of life here in ____ Home Church. We hope that you are & your family too....
May God bless you, your family and your Home Church in Oregon as you labor for Christ in this last day--ba bye.
Your brothers and sisters in ____, D., M. & M.A & S.A. & V.W., CA.
Dear Bro. Sessler,
I got your letter a few days ago, and was happy to hear from you--I know God will supply all our needs. I pray for God's ministers all over the world, for He knows them that are His. Be faithful my Bro; Don't let lack of means discourage you. We are almost home--soon we will see the face of our Saviour. Praise God from whom all blessings flow....
Your sister in Christ, P.B., FL.
The Lord is good! We continue to prosper & are enjoying some vocations. Here's another tithe check from the Lord's goodness to us.
Sincerely, J.B., NC.
Dear pastor Sessler,
All the tracts you sent were forwarded door to door to the Philippines for our churches to distribute and are used by the new converts as well--they like them. The old members are fed from those articles you are providing from time to time....
God bless you.
Sincerely, L.D., Canada.
Hi Bob Sessler,
How are you doing?
We thank you for keeping us on your mailing list through the years, all so informative that we need. Especially we like the book Abomination of Desolation you put together years ago.
J. & D.Z., OR.
Thank you for your Ministries. We do appreciate them very much.
Love in Christ Jesus, sister, C.K., CA.
CORRESPONDENCE FROM OUR FOREIGN WORKERS
FROM FIJI ISLANDS
(Combination of 2 letters) Dear Bro Bob,
1 John 3:1.
May I greet (you) once again in His wonderful name, and (may) His love and Peace be with you and everyone in the Ministries as a whole. Thank you for your message...I was very pleased to read it because it is always encouraging for me to hear from you my brother....
I have already started on the translation and now working full-time on it. When my wife arrives back from the Island in two weeks time, it will be ready for her to type. Thank you very much for the Video Tapes. I have been watching it myself and I have been blessed by it because it helps me a lot and I now know more. So far I have just invited only 5 people and three of them are now spending Sabbaths with us at home. I am inviting more people to come home this weekend to watch and hear your sermons.
Home to home visitations is still going on, and witnessing and preaching in towns and cities also going on especially in the ____ areas. I have been visiting our home churches and teaching them present truths and Bible studies. I have now realized the importance of the translation (work) and please pray for the work here in Fiji.
I can hear you and see you too now (on Video) and it is also a privilege and honor for me to be called a brother....
Thank you very much for your good advices and also your support. Yes, my wife came back from the Island about three weeks ago, bringing with her Dengue Fever to our home. At first I thought I was only catching some of those minor colds but I kept on working as usual, did not realize that I was suffering from Dengue Fever. On that particular afternoon when I came back home I felt the pain all over my body and I could not move. The next thing I realized they were rushing me to hospital and since then I have been taking it easy (and) laying down, getting plenty rest as advised by the doctor. I am now feeling a lot better and I must catch up with the works that should have been done two weeks ago.
Sister ____ has translated the booklet about "Jeremiah" and I am now revising it before we will get it typed. I am now completing the booklet "Identifying and Escaping Laodicea" which I should finish it by the end of the week....We will send you two translations at a time in the period of six weeks time, if we can and that is what we are concentrating on.
About thirty years ago, S.D.A. Church took away their Press from Fiji to PNG (Papua New Guinea). Since then no more literatures in Fijian has been produced by the Church. If we can translate all our booklets into Fijian, it will be very good for our brethren here in Fiji as a whole and that is what we intend to do. Indications from inside the SDA and our separated brothers is very encouraging....
Brother ____ ____ is now back in the fold. On the Sabbath day three weeks ago, he walk into our home with his wife and four children. May God be praised for His love and mercies. He is now fellowshipping with us every Sabbath. Please pray for the works in Fiji.
May God bless, keeps and encourages you as you continue to be a blessing to everyone you have contacted with. Our Internet in Fiji has been down for the last 3 weeks.
Romans 1:9, V.A., Fiji.
(Combination of 5 letters) Dear Elder Sessler,
1 John 3:1.
I hope you have received my previous E-mails. I received the book of Last Day Events, 2 copies. It contains valuable informations and will be more interesting to gain the hidden messages of Spirit of Prophecy I hope. The printing of Tamil booklet Abomination and the Last Message of Mercy are undergoing print and will be finished within few days. I will be sending 2 copies of this book...Most of the people are waiting for this Tamil translation book, (and) I am sure this books will be causing great awaking among the Seventh-day Adventists in India. Like this we have given translation of this 2 books in the languages of Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada and Hindi. As soon as it finishes let you know of it for further proceeding.
I received the current Newsletter of L.T.B.L. Ministries (and) I praise God when the God's children are communicating (with) you from the new countries. I realize the fast growth in our ministry since it is God's work He will carry it forward towards victory over all the evil forces. Among video cassettes you sent I have converted two of your video cassettes as CDs and we could view them through our multimedia hard disk in our computer. These two cassettes are Nature of Christ and Identifying Laodicea. In this coming Sabbath morning in our home church we will be viewing these two CDs as our divine service message as if we feel listening your message in front of us....
The Seventh-day Adventist Church leaders are very much disturbed of our ministry and planning to established the regional head-quarters in this ____ itself and arranging for 25 village camp-meeting programs and all. It shows our truth containing messages are causing them to do such powerless work. Whatever it may be when we work for the Lord Jesus and His present truth alone the victory is ours I believe....
Regarding my health condition till I am undergoing treatment last week I met with a little accident in my home, a pot of boiled water fell upon my right leg and had a burn wound, it is gradually healing progressively. Please continue to pray for my health and it's soon recovery....
To night at 11pm I received two phone calls. Br. ____ ____ said that he has distributed our booklet Last Message of Mercy to many of S.D.A. Division leaders. Our living Saviour Jesus is opening (the) way in various parts of India....I have done completion of our Web hosting (got on line) and took the printout of all the Bible Lessons and Prophecy Chart, Special Message (off your Web Site). We have to translate it....
Last week a person came to me for getting counsel for his liquor adict(ion). I advised him lot and about Jesus. Next week his wife also came and cried before me. For last two Sabbaths he is attending our home church. He stopped his liquor habit. I wish to say this person is the uncle of Mr ____ our computer engineer.
Many enquiries are coming from S.D.A. Church leaders and church members. I am checking them whether they are coming for our special message or because of their troubles (which they are) having in S.D.A. Church. After my visit of the new places we have found, we shall go for (our) general camp meeting at this ____....I am arranging for (checking out cost of) T.V. media ministry....
I am in need of more booklets of the SDA membership in W.C.C. and the booklets of copies we have sent as video cassettes. Next week the president of General Conference of SDA from U.S.A. is visiting India. SDA church is very much scared of our ministries it seems....
I must close it now.
FROM KENYA, EAST AFRICA
(Combination of 2 letters) Dear brother,
1 Jn 3:1.
Thanks for the letter...Our two Kiswahili translations: Golden Calf Apostasy and The Will are already in computer. We have proofread and corrected the first. Soon it will be out. We also have Glorious Everlasting Gospel already translated and Protestant History in process. May God bless His work that the printed page may do its appointed work.
We are now out for ____ effort where we shall be for two weeks. Remember us in your prayers. It is like the spirit of disorder is creeping into Kenya--a spirit of independence from any communion. We are praying that God will hold together His people as we plead with Him for that. This is not among us who have been united since, but (with) a few separated people (who) have shown that kind of spirit. Otherwise, with God's Spirit of instruction and His good hand of care we have confidence....
I am on my way home from the ____ effort where we've been for the last two weeks. Work is opening in that part well with our brother ____ assisting, (and) God's people grow in grace and in the knowledge of God. Please keep this work in prayers more especially that Kenya might be showered with His light greater.
After two weeks, we shall be in camp at ____ in which we hope to look deep in the present need of the church unity and Holy Spirit in latter rain power. We seek your prayers that the Lord will talk and reveal Himself more to His people in this particular meeting....Faithfulness in service will guard us from the devil's claws....
God bless you in His service. O.O., Kenya.
General Christian greetings in Jesus name. Peace be with you all.
I cannot be tired in thanking my God for the wonderful work He is performing in my eyes.
The last two weeks we had an effort of two weeks in ____...(and) the hand of God worked openly and Satan's obstacles of hindering the work...(were) shamefully defeated and the work of God triumphed. Praise the Lord. The people truly are hungry for the Word and are ready to swallow everything they are given provided it is from the preacher (of truth). I praise God greatly for as we present the Present Truth, the people are distinguishing between the church of God in these last days and the fallen churches. May we trust in the Lord and the power of His truth and know that the highest work we can do is to preach the word of God. He who is afraid to speak the truth is not a true preacher sent of God.
The work here is advancing and we pray that the Lord may send more workers to His vineyard. To all who are engaged in this work, I can say, a good death is better than a bad life. One ought never to sin through fear of death. He who fears death, loses the joy of living. He who speaks the truth breaks his own neck (makes himself a prey). (But) truth triumphs over all. He who dies for the truth triumphs, for calamity cannot touch him if no sin has dominion over him. May God help us that sin may not dominate us.
Yours in the Lord's vineyard, O.G., Kenya.
Dear Elder Bob,
1 Jn 3:1.
Thanks for your email. I'm fine over here except facing with a few times of file corruption that has not been solved successfully as yet. A few weeks back, my monitor had come to its end and got to be replaced with a new one...
I have almost finished the translation of "Why Are We Held Responsible for P,S and C Sin?", just a few pages remaining. Please mail to me the booklet "Golden Calf Apostasy" for next translation as soon as possible.
Regarding the response from booklet distribution, one told me that she has finished reading it despite of many difficulties of understanding. I mailed her an old Bible correspondence lesson but not received her reply as yet, I guess her Catholic father stopped her from taking this study. Others told me that they don't understand the numbers in parenthesis stand for (in "Everlasting Gospel" booklet), because they don't have access to the Bible. Please remember them in your prayers as the seed of this present truth spreads and grows!
Hope to hear from you soon. God bless you.
Pilgrim on Earth, V., Malaysia.
FROM TOGO, WEST AFRICA
Dear Elder Bob,
It was late when I received your message...As I wrote in my last message to you concerning the arrival of the French G.C. Apostasy. It was indeed a joy to have truth thus available in French.
The anger of the devil is greatly increased at this. Let me explain to you: As I left for the post office to see if the booklets were in (at that moment I was in a town 150 km on a visit) my car try busiest (tire blew out making the car swerve) and nearly send me into a deep ditch. I said in my heart "may be these booklets have come". Truly, they were in. After taking them to the Mission House, I decided that very evening to take copy to the town I visited. On the way, and almost near the spot where the tire burst, another tire burst, this time very seriously. I was sent from left to right, but got the car well stopped....Anyway, I know WHO is responsible. Reaching home I quickly sent some copies to some S.D.A. members, and a copy to the district pastor. This was Sabbath...The next day, the pastor called a meeting of his members to warn them about these booklets. But can he succeed? Paul once wrote, "We can do nothing against truth, but for truth". When a brother was travelling to the northern part of Togo (400 km away), I gave him 40 copies to be shared among S.D.A. believers there.
On the 24th February...I left the ____ to try and send copies to Abidjan the capital of Ivory Coast. What a surprise, almost near the place where the two tires bursted, the car engine knocked without apparent reason. I had checked everything before starting off. Around 9 p.m., I found a passenger bus who pulled my car to the city. It will be out of the road may be for a month. The enemy has finally succeeded to temporally halt my moves, yes, I say temporally. In all these God has protected me because He knows I have much work left....You know, the Devil is giving me a month off the road (waiting for car repair), and I shall spend this period in to finish the translation of the booklet (History of Separation)....
I hope to hear from you.
FROM UGANDA, EAST AFRICA
(Combination of 2 letters) Dear Elder Sessler,
Again greetings in the precious name of Jesus Christ. Our heavenly Father has been every thing good to me, and I have faith that even to the rest of His people all over the face of the earth.
Elder thanks a lot for the booklets that I have received this side. "The Last Message of Mercy" save some delays were in the dispatch this side I would have the M-bag in October last year but were carried off some where else....
From the 13th I moved to ____ (and) stayed that side until 21st...The Lord gave me grace to convey the message of separation to the evangelist but he remained disbelieving, (so) he was left with our booklets and the Great Controversy. When I came back, booklets were loaned out to the new area pastor of the SDA Church. He has gone through Held Responsible and he says it is all the truth. Now he remains with the task of reading the others. But due to (a) mosquito bite I have suffered from malaria fever, but I thank God I am recovering.
On the 24th, ____ visited. Since I had just received the booklets he was given a copy of The Last Message of Mercy. But after 3 days he came back saying this is too much, too sharp (and) he was not able to bear with what the Spirit of Prophecy says about the SDA Church. I tried by show of Scriptures...(but) Ever since that time he has not came back.
On the 2nd...I was given chance to speak to a r... (non-SDA pastor). The pen of Inspiration says "By these solemn warnings the people will be stirred. Thousands upon thousands have never listened to words like these. In amazement they hear the testimony that Babylon is the Church." S.O.P. Vol IV 424. Things they have never heard of. So was in a short while matters so great opened to the mind of the....He requested for prayers, (and) he was left with a copy of The Last Message of Mercy. He promised to meet again after reading (it)....
Thanks alot for the support, work and tract (and) movies (videos). (The) "tracts" have catered for (been printed) with (the) $400US. I have already made 5 different types which I believe will be more appealing to the public and cause, the truth for the time reach the unreachables....
Once again I say thank you for the large heart from that you've shown or to reach out to all.
Hoping to hear from that side as long as this mail gets you at your box.
Yours in the blessed Saviour, K.I., Uganda.
FROM ZAMBIA, CENTRAL AFRICA
(Combination of 3 letters) Dear Elder Bob,
I apologies for sending these reports late....I have been out for this missionary work in Zimbabwe. I took with me some tracts for distribution and also visited some brethren there.
The people there have just started to learn about this separation message and many are really willing to separate from these corrupt churches and start congregating in home churches. Thank you God for the nice trip which I had for all the work which was done there. In our country here the people, or most of our SDA brethren, have started enjoying these separation messages and so they are coming to understand why their leaders are busy disfellowshipping them. Elder Bob may God bless you for all the work the Ministry is doing here. That work, together with your prayers, has enlighten all of us here and still enlightening our beloved SDA's, though many are finding it a bit difficult due to the threats being made by their pastors.
Elder Bob, be informed also that another home church has been formed in ____. This home church is being led by Elder ____ ____ our former member of ____ home church has shifted to some country place in ____. Please help me with some tracts for this new area. Most of the people here are not of our faith, hencefore, I need tracts on Sabbath Keeping, Rapture, Ten Commandments, and many more types.
Thank you, for the support you had given to brother ____ ____ to make him visit other hungry brethren in Malawi. The brother was there in December 1999, and when he came back two strong letters followed him that these brethren still need him for separation messages through the ten home churches in Malawi....
I reported to you about my brother ____ ____ who was an elder in one of the SDA churches, now he has stopped and has joined us. Right now (as I) am saying, he is assisting br ____ in spreading the message. And he has started preaching the separation message to the very church he is separated (from) and a great division has been brought in that church. A 1/4 of the members meet every evening at his home for studies and watching your tapes (on) video. Meantime he is using my VCR....(He) has even drawn his name from the church records. The Elder is now congregating with Br. ____ and his family. This has been so (because) that after getting the truth after going through the video tapes from "Let There Be Light" Ministries....
God bless you., E.K., Zambia.
(Combination of 2 letters) Dear Elder Robert,
Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ with great hope that you are doing fine. The Lord has been so good to me that I have been saved from many persecutions in this month, and praise His holy name because His word will never be shut down.
This month has been a great month for big oppositions over the booklet WCC and SDA. It was during my evangelizing hours when I was attacked (approached) by some two elders of SDA church who told me I was badly wanted by their District pastor. Before this the very pastor had to send his son for me at my house but they could not find me and so he decided to send for some elders to scout for me wherever they could find me. And when they got me I was told to accompany them to go and give the testimony on the things written in the booklet.
Praise God, when I reached the place, God had already given me all what to say. But, sorry for these two brothers who were also called to give an account over spreading the message in some SDA churches that the church is in error and that it is leading people to hell due to the direction it had lost (taken the wrong path).
The two elders were also charged of finding (and spreading) these teaching from these booklets, (which) I distribute. Sorry to find that these brothers were told to be taken to the police together with I. Because of this they had to beg with the pastor...The pastor produced the WCC and SDA (booklet) and threw it on the table saying all that was in the booklet were lies, but surprising enough I told him that with that message I would die or be taken anywhere and still hold onto it because it had the truth of Isaiah 58:1.
This issue was done for me, and finally the pastor was very annoyed and told all the present elders to make announcement in all the churches that no member was to be found at my house or to communicate with me. Praise God, when this (announcement) was made (in the churches) that is when many people started even to flock to my house up to now even some church elders are now coming privately to enquire while the pastor and other elders are against me. Surely the God you had introduced me to and my family is the true God.
This even reminded me of the time of the early Christians who were persecuted for the truth of God. Kindly pray for (the) two brothers because up to now they are still in trouble due to the truth they have received.
I really want to inform you that the truth is now spreading and many are now getting it. Pray for me strongly because I may be facing a police or court trial soon due to these truths....
Praise God (that) when some SDA members heard of my arrive, they came to fire me alot of questions concerning the apostasy of SDA church. It took me three house to finish this discussion with them and at last they themselves started even to tell me more things which do not correspond with Isaiah 8:20 that are taking place in the house of Israel. Praise God He really spoke (through me) to them with all the facts, and others started realizing the truth of God....
Your brother in the same faith. S.M., Zambia.