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					                                The Alpha and Omega of Apostasy
                               Present Truth Bible School, Pastor Eric Betts

Sabbath November 10, 2007

Afternoon Service

There were 2 great apostasies that happened with ancient Israel and there are 2 to happen to modern
Israel

Exodus 32:1-8
God brought Israel out of Egypt, symbolic of God’s endtime people coming out of Babylon
The message that brought God’s people out of Egypt is the same message that brings them out of
Babylon … Fear God and give glory to Him because the hour of His judgment is come

Hebrews 9:27-28
Let him who is without sin cast the first stone
2 Corinthians 5:10-11

He redeems us to give us power to overcome, to those who believe

Not long after they heard the message that brought them out of Egypt, the Israelites were worshipping
false Gods and mingling in pagan worship

The Kellogg apostasy - began to adopt the teaching of pantheism, the sanitarium work began to decline
The alpha of apostasy

From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pantheism
Pantheism is the view that everything is of an all-encompassing immanent abstract God; or that the
Universe, or nature, and God are equivalent. More detailed definitions tend to emphasize the idea that
natural law, existence, and the Universe (the sum total of all that is, was, and shall be) is represented in
the theological principle of an abstract 'god' rather than a personal, creative deity or deities of any kind …
holds that God is synonymous with the material universe.

Numbers 22:36-40
Union between Balak and Balaam, union of the religious and civil power
There’s a compromise taking place

Numbers 23:16-22
Numbers 24:15-19
Numbers 25:1-9
Just before crossing into the Jordan the children of Israel are again in apostasy
The omega of apostasy
The church joined hands with the world therefore the curse came upon Israel
2 Timothy 3:1-5

Testimonies for the Church vol 4
Satan's chief work is at the headquarters of our faith. He spares no pains to corrupt men in responsible
positions and to persuade them to be unfaithful to their several trusts. He insinuates his suspicions and
jealousies into the minds of those whose business it is to do God's work faithfully. While God is testing
and proving these helpers, and fitting them for their posts, Satan is doing his utmost to deceive and allure
them, that they may not only be destroyed themselves, but may influence others to do wrong and to injure
the great work. He seeks by all the means in his power to shake the confidence of God's people in the
voice of warning and reproof through which God designs to purify the church and prosper His cause. {4T
210.5} It is Satan's plan to weaken the faith of God's people in the Testimonies. Next follows skepticism in
regard to the vital points of our faith, the pillars of our position, then doubt as to the Holy Scriptures, and
then the downward march to perdition. When the Testimonies, which were once believed, are doubted
and given up, Satan knows the deceived ones will not stop at this; and he redoubles his efforts till he
launches them into open rebellion, which becomes incurable and ends in destruction. {4T 211.1}

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                               The Alpha and Omega of Apostasy
                               Present Truth Bible School, Pastor Eric Betts

Selected Messages vol 2
It is impossible to estimate too largely the work that the Lord will accomplish through His proposed
vessels in carrying out His mind and purpose. The things you have described as taking place in Indiana,
the Lord has shown me would take place just before the close of probation. Every uncouth thing will be
demonstrated. There will be shouting, with drums, music, and dancing. The senses of rational beings will
become so confused that they cannot be trusted to make right decisions. And this is called the moving of
the Holy Spirit. {2SM 36.2} The Holy Spirit never reveals itself in such methods, in such a bedlam of
noise. This is an invention of Satan to cover up his ingenious methods for making of none effect the pure,
sincere, elevating, ennobling, sanctifying truth for this time. Better never have the worship of God blended
with music than to use musical instruments to do the work which last January was represented to me
would be brought into our camp meetings. The truth for this time needs nothing of this kind in its work of
converting souls. A bedlam of noise shocks the senses and perverts that which if conducted aright might
be a blessing. The powers of satanic agencies blend with the din and noise, to have a carnival, and this is
termed the Holy Spirit's working. {2SM 36.3}

We are on the borders of the eternal world
What will be your decision for Jesus Christ?
Will you follow Him?

John 16:33
These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have
tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.




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