Table of Contents
 
Defending the TRUE Godhead
Exposing Satan's Greatest Deception on God's Remnant Church


“The Restorer of Paths to Dwell In”
Chapter 30 - Part 1 - "The Introduction"


“… and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.” Isaiah 58:12


Brother Paul has admonished us who live in this final generation: “And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.” Romans 13:11, 12 KJV

Here is a special counsel from God’s prophet that many are familiar with. It is especially applicable to this time in our history and we find it in the book Education page 57.3. This is a call from God to you and me and the true remnant and it’s for now! “The greatest want of the world is the want of men,--men who will not be bought or sold; men who in their inmost souls are true and honest; men who do not fear to call sin by its right name; men whose conscience is as true to duty as the needle to the pole; men who will stand for the right though the heavens fall.”

Here is what this quote is really saying to us today; that the greatest want in Seventh-day Adventism is the want of men who are not spiritual cowards, men who do not value their paychecks and pensions as having a greater value than God’s truth for these last days, men who will call a sin by its right name within Adventism; men who will call the abominations by their right names that have grown like a metastasized cancer in His church today, men who are not ignoring the Holy Spirit of God’s urgings to stand up and be counted with our Father’s faithful, men who will not shirk their responsibilities in these last and final days of the final generation, regardless of the consequences that they will be exposed to, even if it means being dis-fellowshipped for taking an unpopular stand against the prevailing apostasy.

If you are forsaking principle for the sake of retaining your pension, wake up brother! We are at the very door of the time of trouble. A future pension will serve you no earthly good if compromise at this time serves the enemy’s purposes. The quote calls for us who are in out inmost souls “true and honest; men who do not fear to call sin by its right name.”

“The Restorer of Paths to Dwell In” is of the highest importance, for we read in Isaiah 58:12, “And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.”

Those last seven words, “The restorer of paths to dwell in,” is what we must comprehend the meaning of. Let us examine three of those seven words; restorer, paths and dwell. The first word “restorer” is the Hebrew word shuwb – (shoob) and in this sentence means “pull in again,” or “put again” or “recover.” The word “paths” is the Hebrew word nathiyb (naw-theeb) which means “ways.” The word “dwell” is the Hebrew word yashab (yaw-shab) which means continue or remain. So those seven words in verse 12 are telling us to recover or put again the ways to continue or remain in.

Since Isaiah 58 is a very relevant chapter for God’s end time church to be repairers of the breach made in God’s law, which means we should be putting God’s Sabbath commandment back in its rightful place by informing the world of the breach and the remedy. But we should also be restorers of paths to dwell in, in our worldwide church.

And this connects with Jeremiah 6:16 which reads, “Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls.”

In this study, we must find out what the old Seventh-day Adventist paths were and to see if we have gone off track, and if we have, what may be the danger. And just maybe, by studying our Adventist history, we may get a very good understanding that will help us positively identify the Omega of Apostasy. The majority of Adventists today that have no familiarity with what the fundamental principles and the beliefs, writings and teachings of our pioneers really were. We will investigate some of those more important writings.

When we read in Revelation 12:17, “And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed …” we generally say that it means the devil was angry with God’s end-time commandment-keeping church and he is at war with it.

The truth is that we human beings with our finite minds can’t really understand the degree and the intensity of Satan’s anger, however we can get a taste of it when we read the 15th Chapter of the Great Controversy titled – “The Bible and the French Revolution.” Or we see the scenes of a large group of bound Coptic Christians on a beach in Libya who were beheaded by demon filled, fiendish men who serve Satan.

We are standing at the door of the little time of trouble, which will be ushered in when the US congress passes the National Sunday law. Oh how far this once blessed nation has fallen. Same sex marriage is now the law of the land; can the national Sunday law really be far behind?

It is no coincidence that Pope Francis addressed both houses of Congress in September of 2015, the very place where the law will be legislated, and then made a trip to New York to address the world at the United Nations. His reported agenda was climate change. He wants to emerge as the leader of the world in this matter, but he had a hidden agenda, disguised as a health message, courtesy of the Vatican? He wants us to have one day in seven, free from work, to spend with our families. To make sure that employers comply it should be a law. And he has been urging that Sunday is the obvious choice as it would be the easiest of the seven to incorporate globally.

When we finally enter the door of the little time of trouble, which the majority of our people have not been preparing for, it will be one that takes most Adventists by surprise. In fact God’s Prophet says, “Transgression has almost reached its limit. Confusion fills the world, and a great terror is soon to come upon human beings. The end is very near. We who know the truth should be preparing for what is soon to break upon the world as an overwhelming surprise.”--Testimonies, vol. 8, p. 28. {ChS 51.3}

We read quotes or we listen to quotes read, but has an impression really been made? She said, “Transgression has almost reached its limit. ..." (Is the testimony of Jesus telling us that this limit is when God’s cup is finally full?) She continues, "Confusion fills the world, and a great terror is soon to come upon human beings.” We are talking about Muslim men who behead children for sneaking a snack when they should be fasting during Ramadan. We’re talking about a Supreme Court that defiantly tempts God with decisions that hasten an entire country into law that cannot harmonize with God’s word. We’re talking about Disney making a major production film about two Princes who are in love and for the children cartoons with males kissing males and females kissing females. We’re talking about a man who has been deported 5 times and keeps coming back to a USA Sanctuary city that will not enforce immigration laws, and then he kills an innocent young woman.

“…and a great terror is soon to come upon human beings.” Well 9/11 was a great terror event, but did you know it was prophesied by Isaiah? Isa. 30:25 “And there shall be upon every high mountain, and upon every high hill, rivers and streams of waters in the day of the great slaughter, when the towers fall.” In prophecy waters represent large numbers of people and when those towers were coming down many people were streaming in every direction seeking safety down any street that would lead them away from ground zero where the towers came down. Isa. 33:18 gives more detail. “Thine heart shall meditate terror. Where is the scribe? where is the receiver? where is he that counted the towers?” Didn’t two towers come down by airplane strikes? What made the other building come down? “…and a great terror is soon to come upon human beings.” God only knows what terror events are yet to come. Satan, the roaring lion, is taking advantage of every inch of ground that God allows him to work his fiendish plots in his remaining allotted time.

Well I am not to be taking time to write about old news. When God’s prophet wrote, “…and a great terror is soon to come upon human beings.” 9/11 was only a beginning. Something she saw made her tremble for our people and that is what we need to know.

It is during the little time of trouble that the 144,000, under the power of the latter rain, will be preaching the three angel’s messages and many hearers will take their stand with God’s faithful. Millions of God’s saints will however be martyred for their faith, preferring to die than to betray their Master. That is exactly where we all need to get to in our Christian experience. We should prefer to die than to compromise and break a single commandment.

We know that God’s prophet described the alpha of apostasy and what it pertained to. We really need to study the alpha of Apostasy in detail, which we will do, for it has been a neglected part of our history. Pay particular attention to this warning that she wrote in the Ellen G. White, Special Testimonies Series B, No. 2 page 16, “Be not deceived … (Isn’t that interesting, Jesus warned us against end time deception 4 times in Matthew 24. Well brethren in this quote we are reading the testimony of Jesus.) "Be not deceived; many will depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils. We have now before us the alpha of this danger. The omega will be of a most startling nature.” (Ellen G. White, Special Testimonies Series B, No. 2 page 16, ‘To Leading Physicians’, ‘Teach the Word’ Nashville, Tennessee, July 24th 1904)

Did you catch that? Very sadly, Ellen White tells us that many would ignore this warning because she said “many will depart from the faith.” She did not mean a departure from the current Fundamental Beliefs, for our religion has been considerably changed; it can only mean departing from the faith, or the certain beliefs that were held by Seventh-day Adventists when she made that statement back in 1904. It would be impossible to mean any other faith. Note too she said that “The omega will be of a most startling nature”. In her mind this was obviously not a small matter but a huge concern.

Here is the question we need to answer: “Is this “Omega” something which has already been accepted by many Seventh-day Adventists or is it still to come in the future?”

Ellen White also wrote in 1904, well over a century ago “The Omega would follow in a little while. I tremble for our people.” Source: (Ellen G. White, Talk given on May 18th 1904, Sermons and talks, Volume one, page 341, Manuscript 46, 1904, ‘The Foundation of our Faith’) What is it about this Omega of apostasy that would have shaken her so? We are going to be digging for the truth and there will be no stone left unturned.

It seems that every time there is a crisis in Adventism, someone usually says that it must be the Omega of Apostasy. They said that with the 1957 book “Questions on Doctrine;” they said it with a host of philosophical inspired “new theologies;” they said it with NLP and Celebration churches and more recently they said it with “Spiritual Formation.” Some are even saying it is the “women’s ordination” issues. Every single one of these developments have only added to the apostasy or they are a result of the Omega, but none of these I mentioned are the Omega that caused Ellen White to tremble.

My research has shown me that the Omega came decades ago and we are reaping what has been sowed by the enemies of the faith, whether they were trained infiltrators working for the Vatican with cadaver obedience or well respected theologians within Adventism. Remember many theologians completed their education in non-Adventist Universities. What I have learned, which I will share, has helped me fully understand exactly why she said, “I tremble for our people.” It really is a life or death issue and involves who we worship.

Some might consider the subject controversial, but it doesn’t have to be. So many today are confused but they don’t have to be. We are going to be covering much neglected information that will dissolve the confusion. God gives us straight answers through His prophet that we may never have to settle for confusion again.

In subsequent chapters, I will be revealing the positive identification of the Omega as God’s prophet has accurately pinpointed it will reveal the fact that many well-intentioned Adventists, whether they are historic or otherwise, have joined in a new trend and are unknowingly giving worship to Satan, because of the Omega and the urgings of well-intentioned leaders, and books of a new order. They do not understand the gravity of the situation.

Brothers and sisters, the Omega is real and it’s deadly and you need to read every chapter in this series because each chapter will be laying a step by step foundation.

What is this Omega and how and why did the Omega happen? Here is where man has really underestimated the enemy of souls. Satan, as Lucifer, had been created with the highest intellect of any created being. The most intelligent human being that has ever lived would have but a small fraction of intelligence in comparison. Any person that is not fully connected to Christ, is at a decided disadvantage when Satan is working out his will.

When he used his influence on the bishops at Rome to change God’s Sabbath to Sunday in the 4th century after Christ, there was plenty of opposition at that time, since the seventh day Sabbath was still the Sabbath of the majority of Christendom. As in past history, Satan knew that bringing about change was just a matter of time. As former generations would die off, he could manipulate changes to suit his purposes, and he usually was successful. The transition from Sabbath to Sunday took about 200 years to where opposition had slowed to a whisper and was easily dealt with.

And so has it been from the alpha to the omega of Apostasy. The strongest opposition to change was when our pioneers, including God’s prophet were alive. But then as the pioneers began to die off and with the passing of Ellen White over 100 years ago, compromises began to trickle in. Through the 1920’s, the 1930’s and even into the 1940’s our historic faith was still being embraced by the majority, however the foundational principles were slowly being chipped away. Then came the 1950’s with the Questions on Doctrine fiasco. The watchmen on the wall were asleep except for a few brave and courageous men who were persecuted for their stand.

Sister White gave a dire warning in the General Conference Bulletin, 1893, p. 24 when she said this, “In reviewing our past history, having traveled over every step of advance to our present standing, I can say, Praise God! As I see what God has wrought, I am filled with astonishment and with confidence in Christ as Leader. We have nothing to fear for the future, except as we shall forget the way the Lord has led us, and His teaching in our past history.”

This will be a key to our studies: We have nothing to fear for the future, except as we shall forget the way the Lord has led us, and His teaching in our past history.

Well what did our Lord teach us in our past history that we may have forgotten? We have our pillar doctrines, the Seventh day Sabbath, the Sanctuary message, the state of the dead, the second coming of Christ, the 2300 year prophecy, the three angel’s messages, the Ten Commandments and a strong health message. We who are historic Seventh-day Adventists embrace all of these. What possibly is it that we may be believing and teaching that would have caused us to “… forget the way the Lord has led us, and His teaching in our past history.”

In our next study, chapter 31, we will start digging into some neglected information that God wants us to know, for in some of the most important areas, we have literally forgotten the way the Lord has led us, and many of His specific teachings in our past history.