Back in 1893, the SDA pioneers resolved to decline to accept exemptions from the State for they believe and uphold the separation of Church and State. Proof? Please refer to the excerpts I posted below from Daily Bulletin of the General Conference, vol. 5, no. 20, page 437:
RH Extra, March 1, 1893, Daily Bulletin of the General Conference, page 437
- Resolved, That the Foreign Mission Board be requested to give this subject immediate attention and to make the necessary arrangements by which this work can be carried forward.
Whereas, In view of the separation which we believe should exist between the Church and the State, it is inconsistent for the Church to receive from the State pecuniary gifts, favors, or exemptions, on religious grounds; therefore,
- Resolved, That we repudiate the doctrine that Church, or other ecclesiastical property should be exempt from taxation; and, therefore, further,
- Resolved, That henceforth we decline to accept such exemption on our own behalf.
SADLY, the SDA church today have turned 180 degrees from what the pioneers hold as they resolved in 1893 and has apostatized from the truth and joined their church to the “image of the beast“. Hence, there is an urgent call now to “come out of her” so as not be contaminated by her Babylonian fruits before the wrath of God will be poured out.
Jesus declared the following:
It’s proper to give to the government when he called for taxes, which are actually money, (mammon) and to give to God what things He claimed for; they should give their hearts, lives, property, and influence to God as his due. In truth, Jesus also said:
Matthew 6:24 “No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.”
Many honest ministers and members of the SDA church maybe unaware on this critical issue; nevertheless, if they are aware of it and comprehend it, they will be glad to accept it without reservation because they know the voice of the true Shepherd. They will then “separate” from their corrupt churches or ministries and join with the obedient remnant of her seed.
However, after the power of the church and state is completely developed in the United States, the “mark of the beast” will be enforced, and then, Christian persecution will follow, just as it did in papal Rome in dark ages. History will be repeated!
Having said that, are you ready for the soon coming of our Lord Jesus Christ? Are you sure?!