This Revelation Timeline Decoded page addresses some prophecy fulfillment explanations from Seventh Day Adventist teachers.
The Seventh Day Adventists are the only denomination that teaches the historicist view of the fulfillment of the 70th week of Daniel and Revelation. They proclaim that the office of the papacy, the Popes of Rome, fulfill Bible prophecy as the little horn of Daniel 7, the son of perdition of 2 Thessalonians 2, and the antichrist beast of Revelation 13, who leads the harlot church of Rome.
Because they’ve proclaimed these truths for many years, there’s no doubt that the Jesuits have targeted them, to counter the truth. I think that the Jesuits have been successful, because some of their teachings serve to deflect blame away from truth, especially about the Jesuits.
It’s hard to believe that Doug Batchelor, Steve Wohlberg, Walter Veith and other SDA teachers are so wrong about the explanations listed in this study.
If you’re a Seventh-Day Adventist, I pray that you’ll consider this matter, as you don’t want to be wrong when you stand before your Righteous Judge.
SDA’s proclaim that the earth beast of Revelation 13 is the USA.
One of the primary teachings that SDA’s misrepresent is who fulfills prophecy as the earth beast of Revelation 13. They say that it’s the United States of America, which was founded out of a wilderness (earth), and began as a Christian nation (lamb-like) but has become like more wicked (like a dragon).
In the video, Two Beasts Become Friends by Walter Veith of Total Onslaught, they teach that the sea beast of Revelation 13 is Rome and the earth beast of Revelation 13 is the USA.
It’s easy to view America as the most powerful nation, so it would make sense that it’s the controlling beast of the end times; but America is not what Daniel or John described. Daniel did not describe America, he pointed to four beast kingdoms, the last one being Rome.
John picks up the narrative to describe the Satan-empowered leaders of the Roman beast kingdom in Revelation 12-13 during three different phases.
He points to the Satan-empowered pagan Roman Emperors of Revelation 12; the sea beast phase of the (antichrist) beast Popes reigning in power for 1,260 years from 538-1798 AD; and the false prophet Jesuit Superior General who rose to power out of the land (earth, ge in the Greek) of the beast, the Vatican.
The earth beast has two horns, which symbolizes two leaders, the false prophet Jesuit Superior General who controls the Vatican and exercises his power in front of the antichrist beast Pope. They both pretend to be Messiah’s priests, thus they are like a lamb; but they really serve Satan, the dragon.
It’s the black pope who caused the first five bowl judgments to be carried out against countries that had kicked the Jesuits out, and who caused Napoleon’s army to take the Pope captive in 1798 AD, which ended his 1,260 year reign of power. And the black pope has controlled the Roman beast kingdom ever since.
The seventh bowl points to the great city, the Roman beast kingdom, controlling the world through three city-state corporations after a major social upheaval, an worldwide economic collapse. They control the world’s religious and political leaders through Vatican City. They control the world’s economic and trade organizations through The City Of London. And they control the world’s intelligence agencies and military powers through the District of Columbia.
D.C. is a city-state corporation that is full of symbols of Rome’s authority, such as the fasces symbols on the top of the capital and in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Jesuit Superior General controls the USA, and the world, through many front organizations; Freemasonry, the Illuminati, the Knights of Malta, the Knights of Columbus, etc.
By pointing to the USA, SDA leaders are deflecting blame away from the Jesuit Superior General as the false prophet, and as the one man who controls the world. Yes, they talk about the evil ways of the Jesuits, but that’s not the same thing as showing that the whole world is controlled through many different front organizations, by one man, the false prophet Jesuit Superior General.
It is the Jesuit Superior General who is a fake priest, a false prophet, who caused Jesuit priests to create the false Preterist and Futurist prophecy fulfillment explanations, to deflect blame away from the antichrist beast Pope.
It is the black pope who causes Jesuit priests to spread around the world teaching the false salvation message of Roman Catholicism, salvation through the works of the sacraments, and that Mary is the intercessor to the Father; thus he is a false prophet. This causes 1.3 billion Catholics to revere the antichrist beast Pope.
When Messiah returns He will capture two men, the false prophet and the antichrist beast, so they are not a city or a country.
SDA’s proclaim that Sunday worship is the mark of the beast.
The other major teaching that SDA’s misrepresent is about the Sabbath. They proclaim that worshiping on Sunday is the mark of the beast. At first glance, it’s ridiculous to proclaim that a day on which believers gather together to study Scripture, to praise the Father and to pray; is the mark of the beast.
This isn’t the place for a debate about the Scriptural Sabbath, but I will say that I don’t think that Saturday or Sunday is the Scriptural Sabbath. The antichrist beast Popes played their part is changing the calendar, so do we really think that they conveniently lined up the Scriptural Sabbath with the 7th day of the pagan Roman calendar? No!
Our Heavenly Father is not going to condemn people for worshiping Him on the wrong day!
The mark is about who you revere and obey. Do you revere and obey the Heavenly Father and His beloved Son? Or will you revere and obey the enemy of Messiah, the antichrist beast Pope?
The mention of the mark of the beast in Revelation 14 is not pointing to the end-times, and it’s not pointing to Sunday worship. It’s about the people in France who revered (mark on forehead) and obeyed (mark on right hand actions) the (antichrist) beast Pope who told them to kill the saints. This led to all of the saints in France either being killed or driven out.
The punishment for them revering and obeying the (antichrist) beast Pope came with the 1st bowl of atheism, which left them godless; the 2nd bowl of the bloody French Revolution as the leaders and priests were killed in the large cities; the 3rd bowl as the gory French Revolution spread throughout the country; and the 4th bowl as the bloody Napoleonic Wars scorched the countries which had persecuted the saints.
The Jesuits carried out these judgments out of vengeance because those countries kicked the Jesuits out, but it was all part of righteous judgment against the nations who killed the saints.
Today, 1.3 billion Catholics have the mark of the beast on them, as they revere and obey the Pope.
And after a worldwide economic collapse when nobody will be able to buy and sell, the Pope may offer a One World Government solution, which will allow people who join with him to be able to buy and sell in their financial system. Many Christians may deem the Pope as a savior of sorts, as he’s supposedly Christian and he’s helping them get food for their family.
Could the enemy enact Sunday rest laws under the guise of climate change mandates, to reinforce this false narrative? Absolutely! But gathering to worship our Heavenly Father and beloved Messiah on Sunday is not the mark of the beast.
By proclaiming that Sunday is the mark of the beast, SDA teachers are effectively hiding the truth, that it’s revering and obeying the antichrist beast Pope.
SDA’s proclaim the 2,300 days of Daniel 8 pointed to 2,300 years.
The narrative of Daniel 8 is about the Medo-Persian and Grecian empires, the second and third beast kingdoms of Daniel 2 and Daniel 7. It’s not describing the Roman beast kingdom or the time leading up to 1844 AD.
Daniel 8 gives the vision of the Ram and the he-goat, which represent Persia being destroyed and succeeded by the army of Greece.
“The ram which you saw, having the two horns–they are the kings of Media and Persia.” verse 20
“And the male goat is the kingdom of Greece. The large horn that is between its eyes is the first king.” verse 21
The mighty world-conquering king who overthrew the power of Persia was Alexander the Great of Macedon (the large horn), and the fourfold division of his kingdom (Cassander, Lysimachus, Selucus and Ptolemy) in the prophecy answers to the course of history.
The little horn of Daniel 8 was Antiochus Epiphanes, who arose out of the Seleucidae of Syria. He was called a little horn, because he was much less than Alexander the Great, who was called a notable horn.
“And out of one of them came a little horn which grew exceedingly great toward the south, toward the east, and toward the Glorious Land.” verse 9
SDA’s proclaim that the 490 years of the 70 weeks of Daniel 9 prophecy were ‘cut out’ of the 2,300 years; but that is a false association.
Daniel 9:24 is simply declaring that 70 weeks of seven, or 490 years, are determined in which that narrative of Daniel 9:24-27 will be fulfilled. It is not declaring that the 490-year prophecy was part of the 2,300 days in Daniel 8.
The context of the 2300 days of Daniel 8:14 is how long the (second) temple and the Jewish people (host) would be trodden down.
Daniel 8:13 “How long shall be the vision concerning the daily sacrifice, and the transgression of desolation, to give both the sanctuary and the host to be trodden under foot?”
If the 2300 days of Daniel 8 and the 70 weeks of Daniel 9 started in the same year, then the sanctuary that is being referred to has to be the second sanctuary which was rebuilt during the 70 weeks of Daniel 9 prophecy.
Was the temple and Jewish people trodden down for 2300 years until 1844? No, the second temple and the Jewish people were desolated in 70 AD.
So the association of the 2300 days of Daniel 8 and the 70 weeks of Daniel 9 prophecies starting in the same year is a false one.
SDA’s and others who proclaim that ‘one day always points to one year in prophecy,’ are mistaken.
History unveils prophecy, so that we can see if a day is pointing to a day or a year.
Regarding the 2,300 days of Daniel 8, it’s pointing to 2,300 days not years. Here’s a summary.
Antiochus Epiphanes, the vile person, surrounded Jerusalem with his armies (the abomination of desolation) and killed 10’s of thousands of Jews. They defiled the sanctuary and caused the daily sacrifice to be taken away for 2,300 days (Daniel 8:14). His persecution of the Jews began in 171 B.C. and the temple was cleansed on December 25, 165 B.C., which is 2,300 days.
Hanukkah, the feast of lights, is a celebration of the temple being taken back by the Jewish Maccabees, cleansed and rededicated.
Another example of when a day points to a day is the 1290 days and 1335 days in Daniel 12, which point to the Jewish-Roman War of 66-70 AD. Read Daniel 12 Fulfillment
Sadly, SDA’s cling to the teaching of their esteemed teacher Ellen G. White, instead of seeing what Scripture proclaims and what history proves out.
The narrative of the 2,300 days of Daniel 8 pointing to 2,300 years which ended in 1844 AD, is based on a false premise.
The Millerites proclaimed that it was the year that Messiah would return, and when that didn’t happen, there was great disappointment. Then instead of realizing that they’re wrong about it being 2,300 years, SDA’s proclaimed that Messiah started His supposed ‘Investigative Judgment’ in 1844.
First of all, there is no verse which proclaims Messiah would enter into a time of ‘Investigative Judgment.’ Secondly, it would mean that Messiah has been in a state of ‘Investigative Judgment’ for 176 years, which is nonsensical.
For a more detailed explanation, John Gill’s Exposition of the Bible is an excellent resource, which was written in the 18th century. Here’s the link to his study on Daniel 8. http://www.biblestudytools.com/commentaries/gills-exposition-of-the-bible/daniel-8/
SDA’s proclaim that Daniel 12 is about the end times.
Daniel 12 describes the desolation of the Jewish people, the time of Jacob’s trouble, during the Jewish-Roman War of 66-70 AD, when 1.1 million Jews died in and around Jerusalem from famine, pestilence, infighting, suicide, crucifixion and by the Roman sword.
This was foretold in Daniel 9:26-27, that the people of the prince, the Jews, would cause the temple and city to be desolated. It was their punishment for rejecting the Father’s Son and delivering Him up to be killed.
Some Jews accepted Messiah and they were saved, but the great majority rejected Him and delivered Him up to be crucified. As a result, the city and temple were destroyed, and the Jewish nation effectively ended.
History shows that there were 1,290 days in between the abomination of desolation in November 66 and the Romans flooding into Jerusalem in 70 AD. The siege lasted 45 days, fulfilling the 1,335 days. Once again, this shows that one day in prophecy does not always point to one year.
Daniel 12 is not about end times, 3 1/2 years of Great Tribulation, or a future time of Jacob’s Trouble.
I cover this in much more detail on my new The Olivet Discourse Decoded book.
SDA’s proclaim that the Revelation bowl judgments haven’t been fulfilled yet.
From a prophecy chart from elder James L. Hayward, they proclaim that the bowl judgments take place after the supposed Sunday Law mandate is given.
But the first five bowl judgments have already taken place, as the Jesuit Superior General caused them to carry out vengeance against countries, even primarily Catholic ones, who kicked out the Jesuits. We’re in the middle of the sixth bowl right now.
The 1st Bowl was poured out when the Jesuits caused the foul and loathsome sore of atheism to spread across France. The French Protestants had been killed, so the Catholic religion was all that was left. Elohim allowed the abomination of atheism to turn the French people away from the Papal Church.
The 2nd Bowl was poured out as the Jesuits incited the French people to revolt against the Catholic Church leaders and France’s leaders, and their heads rolled. During the French Revolution 250,000 were killed in the very places that the French Protestants had been killed. Water symbolically represents people. In this case, it represents the French people in the large cities being killed.
The 3rd Bowl was poured out as the bloody French Revolution spread out from the major cities (seas) to the more rural areas (rivers and springs, smaller groups of people) where they had shed the blood of saints and prophets, and now it was time for them to drink the same fate.
The 4th Bowl was poured out as the Jesuits caused the bloody Napoleonic wars with countries that had previously banned them, so they were getting their revenge. The ‘sun’ represents the mighty military leader Napoleon, who within the space of eight years, scorched every kingdom in Europe, from Naples to Berlin, and from Lisbon to Moscow. Elohim used it to exact revenge against the countries that had shed the blood of His followers. But the leaders of the countries did not repent, they blasphemed Elohim for His punishment.
The 5th Bowl was poured out on the ‘seat of the beast,’ as the office of the Papacy lost their power in 1798 AD. Shortly after the French Revolution, the Papal States were invaded by French forces, and they removed Pope Pius VI, who died in exile in Valence (France) in 1799. Their 1,260-year reign was ended by the hand of Elohim, but they repented not. They blasphemed Elohim because of the pains and sores of losing their authority.
The 6th Bowl was poured out to dry up the Ottoman Empire, the people (river) of the Euphrateswho had been released during the 6th Trumpet. During the 18th and 19th centuries, they lost control of the Middle East, including Palestine to General Allenby of Great Britain in 1917 AD.
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By saying that the bowl judgments are to be fulfilled in the future, SDA’s are deflecting blame away from the false prophet Jesuit Superior General.
As you can see, the false prophecy fulfillment explanations of the Seventh Day Adventist Church serve to deflect blame away from Rome, in particular from the false prophet Jesuit Superior General.
That is a sure sign that the SDA Church has been infiltrated by the Jesuits.