This Revelation Timeline Decoded page addresses prophecy fulfillment explanations from Seventh Day Adventist teachers.
One of the proclaimed distinguishing marks of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church is the Spirit of Prophecy.
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 teach that the office of the papacy, the Popes of Rome, fulfill Bible prophecy as the little horn of Daniel 7 and the antichrist beast of Revelation 13, who leads the harlot church of Rome.
Sadly, they teach some prophecy explanations which serve to mislead the end-times saints who believe the historicist narrative.
If you’re a Seventh-Day Adventist, I pray that you’ll consider the explanations, as you don’t want to be wrong when you stand before your Righteous Judge. Seek truth, not to defend a belief!
SDA’s teach that Daniel 8 points to 2,300 years, which ended in 1844 AD.
Here’s a graphic that shows the Seventh Day Adventist teaching on the 2300 days of Daniel 8.
SDA’s proclaim that the 490 years of the 70 weeks of Daniel 9 prophecy were ‘cut off’ of the 2,300 years of Daniel 8; but that’s a false association.
Based on this misunderstanding, the Millerites believed that 1844 AD was the year that Messiah would return. When that didn’t happen, there was great disappointment.
But 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 AD.
First of all, there is no verse which proclaims Messiah enters into a time of ‘Investigative Judgment.’ Secondly, it would mean that Messiah has been in a state of ‘Investigative Judgment’ for 176 years, which doesn’t make sense.
Daniel 9:24 is simply saying that 70 weeks of seven, 490 years, are determined in which the narrative of Daniel 9:24-27 is fulfilled. It is not declaring that the 490-year prophecy is part of the 2,300 days in Daniel 8, and the proof of the fulfillment of the 2300 days proves that their explanation is not valid.
SDA’s misrepresent Daniel 8:14, to point to a heavenly sanctuary which needs to be cleansed.
But the Daniel 8 prophecy is not about a heavenly sanctuary, it’s about the physical temple in Jerusalem, so the premise of the SDA Church explanation is out of context.
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 Grecian beast kingdom.
“The ram which you saw, having the two horns–they are the kings of Media and Persia.” Daniel 8:20
“And the male goat is the kingdom of Greece. The large horn that is between its eyes is the first king.” Daniel 8:21
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 a less-powerful leader than Alexander the Great, who was called a notable horn.
Daniel 8:9 points to Antiochus Epiphanes and his army coming into Jerusalem, And out of one of them came forth a little horn, which waxed exceeding great, toward the south, and toward the east, and toward the pleasant land.
Daniel 8:10 describes Antiochus killing some Jews (stars/host can point to people), And it waxed great, even to the host of heaven; and it cast down some of the host and of the stars to the ground, and stamped upon them.
Daniel 8:11-12 describes Antiochus making pagan sacrifices in the temple in Jerusalem, Yea, he magnified himself even to the prince of the host, and by him the daily sacrifice was taken away, and the place of his sanctuary was cast down. And an host was given him against the daily sacrifice by reason of transgression, and it cast down the truth to the ground; and it practiced, and prospered.
Daniel 8:13-14 tells us how long the temple in Jerusalem was controlled by Antiochus Epiphanes, Then I heard one saint speaking, and another saint said unto that certain saint which spake, 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? And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed.
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/
We can clearly see that the Daniel 8:9-14 prophecy is about Grecian leader Antiochus Epiphanes having control of the physical temple in Jerusalem for 2300 days.
During the Maccabean Revolt, the Jews took back control of the temple and they cleansed it and rededicated it. So the physical temple has been cleansed and it’s not about the heavenly temple needing to be cleansed.
Hanukkah, the feast of lights, is a celebration of the temple being taken back by the Jewish Maccabees, cleansed and rededicated. In John 10:22, we see that the temple had been rededicated, And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and it was winter.
We can see that the Millerites and the Seventh-Day Adventist Church have taken the passage out of context, and that 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. In the case of Daniel 8, it’s pointing to 2300 days.
Another example of when a day points to a day instead of a year, is the 1290 days and 1335 days in Daniel 12, which point to the time of trouble for the unbelieving Jewish nation during the Jewish-Roman War of 66-70 AD.
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.
SDA’s teach that Daniel 12 is about the end times.
The SDA Church says that the book of Daniel was unsealed after 1798 AD, and that the time of great trouble mentioned in Daniel 12:1 begins at the close of probation.
But that is off-target, as 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 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. So we see how the SDA Church is misleading people.
SDA’s teach that the earth beast of Revelation 13 is the USA.
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).
It’s easy to view America as the most powerful nation, so it seems to make sense that it’s the controlling beast of the end times; but Daniel did not describe America, he pointed to four beast kingdoms, the last one being Rome.
SDA’s teach that the four beasts of Daniel 2 and Daniel 7 are the same: Babylon > Medo-Persia > Greece > Rome, with the fourth beast kingdom staying in power until Messiah returns. So it doesn’t make sense that SDA’s claim that the earth beast of Revelation13 is a different nation other than Rome. And it serves to deflect blame away from the false prophet Jesuit Superior Generals.
Some proclaim that a beast always points to a kingdom, but that is not true.
In Titus 1:7-16, we see Paul contrasting blameless bishops with unruly vain-talking, deceiving, evil beasts. In 2 Peter 2, we see Peter talking about false prophets, saying that they are evil speaking brute beasts. And Jude 1 also points to ungodly men, brute beasts, creeping into the church.
The sea beast of Revelation 13 points to the popes of Rome; who certainly have been an unruly, vain-talking, deceiver who speaks evil.
So when we come to the narrative of the earth beast in Revelation 13:11-18 we’re not looking for another kingdom, but for another false priest, another unruly, vain-talking, deceiver who speaks evil, another pope.
John is pointing to the black pope, who took control of the Vatican in 1798 AD, when he had Napoleon’s army remove the white pope from power.
John calls the white pope, the beast; and he calls the black pope, the false prophet. The false prophet Jesuit Superior General 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. to make war with Messiah and His saints.
This is validated in the sixth bowl, when we see that Satan is using the antichrist beast white pope and the false prophet black pope to push countries towards their desired one-world government.
This is validated in Revelation 19 when we see these same two leaders, the antichrist beast white pope and false prophet black pope, seeking to attack Messiah and His saints.
This explanation is congruent with the prophecies in Daniel 2 and 7, which point to the Roman beast kingdom being in power until Messiah returns.
The Jesuit Superior General leads the Society of Jesus (like a lamb) but he really is of the Society of Satan (the dragon).
Lower-level Jesuit priests spread around the world and proclaim a false gospel, which is a Satanic agenda. High-level Jesuit leaders worship Satan and carry out his agenda to push the world into a One World Government.
You will see that it is 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 a major social upheaval (earthquake), probably after a worldwide economic collapse; when the great city, the Roman beast kingdom is split into three parts; as it controls the world through three city-state corporations.
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 say that the three angels of Revelation 14 message is about them.
They teach that their church is the fulfillment of this prophecy, as they’re called to preach the Gospel and proclaim what is the mark of the beast in the end times.
But Revelation 14 is not about the end times. The context is that the hand-written Scriptures had been banned and burned, and Messiah’s Ekklesia of saints had been persecuted harshly by the antichrist beast Popes during the Dark Ages.
One of the harvests of Revelation 14 points to the Protestant Reformation, when the Scriptures were given back to the saints and translated into English, German, etc., and with the timely advent of the printing press, the little book of Revelation 10 was created and spread around the world.
The Protestant Reformers proclaimed the Gospel and millions of Catholics were redeemed for the kingdom. It was a great victory for Messiah, after His Ekklesia was almost wiped out by the enemy.
The other harvest points to the judgment of people in France, Spain and other countries during the bowl judgments; as they revered (mark on forehead, thoughts) and obeyed (mark on right hand, actions) the antichrist beast popes orders to kill the saints.
By that, we see what is the mark of the beast.
SDA’s proclaim that Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21 are about the end times.
The context of Messiah’s Olivet Discourse is the desolation of the temple that He just came out of, in which He rebuked the Jewish leaders who were seeking to kill Him. He proclaimed that judgment would come upon them in that generation.
We know that within a generation, the Jewish-Roman War of 66-70 AD caused Jerusalem, the temple and the Jewish nation to be desolated. 1.1 million Jews died in and around Jerusalem from famine, pestilence, infighting, suicide, evisceration, crucifixion and by the Roman sword.
All of the things that Messiah described from Matthew 23:36 to Matthew 24:33 were fulfilled by 70 AD. The enemy has deceived people about the symbolism of the sun, moon, and stars being darkened; Messiah coming in power and glory; and the elect being gathered. But the Bible gives the proper definitions for the symbols.
The term ‘this generation’ was used ten times in Matthew, the last time in Matthew 24:34. The previous nine times it points to the Jews who lived during Messiah’s first advent. When you take Messiah at His Word you see the fulfillment of His Olivet Discourse and how the things that He described took place in that generation of Jews, for their punishment of continuing their rebellion against the Father, for delivering Messiah up to be killed, and for persecuting His disciples.
They proclaimed ‘let His blood be on us,’ and that prophetic statement was fulfilled in that generation, during the Jewish-Roman War of 66-70 AD, when Jerusalem, the temple and the Jewish nation were desolated.
I cover this in much more detail on The Olivet Discourse Decoded website.
SDA’s teach that none of the Revelation vial judgments have 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, at the close of probation.
This serves to deflect blame away from the false prophet Jesuit Superior General, as the first five vial judgments were fulfilled when the Jesuit Superior General carried out vengeance against countries, even primarily Catholic ones, who kicked out the Jesuits.
The Heavenly Father uses pagan people to carry out judgments. In this case, He used the Jesuits to carry out judgment against people who revered (mark on forehead) and obeyed (mark on right hand, actions) the antichrist beast pope who told them to kill the saints.
Keep in mind that the General is not a Catholic. He’s a Satanist who pretends to be a priest of Messiah to hide his power and authority.
The first vial 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. This set up the environment for revolution.
The second vial 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 third vial 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 fourth vial 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.
We see the congruent narrative of the bloody harvest in Revelation 14 against people who had the mark of the beast, and the French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars, during which the blood of those Catholics was spilled.
SDA teachers point to the evil ways of the Jesuits, so how do they not see that it was the Jesuits who caused the first four bowl judgments to be fulfilled against countries which had kicked the Jesuits out? Is it from blindness or deception?
The fifth vial 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.
SDA pastors point to the antichrist beast popes of Rome being removed from power in 1798 AD, so how do they not see that the fifth bowl is pointing to that event?
The first part of the sixth vial points to the drying up of the Ottoman Empire, the people (river) of the Euphrates who had been released during the sixth trumpet. During the 18th and 19th centuries, they lost control of most of it and were only left with the country of Turkey, which is the source of the Euphrates River.
SDA’s know that it was the Turks who were symbolized by the Euphrates River in the sixth trumpet to attack Constantinople, so how do they not make the connection to the sixth vial?
The drying up of the Euphrates River paved the way for the kings of the east, the Khazar Jews who came from Eastern Europe. They are primarily Turks who converted to Judaism in the 8th century. They are Jews by religion not blood. Messiah spoke about them in Revelation 3:9, saying that they are of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie. They revere the Satanic Babylonian Talmud and Egyptian Kabbalah, and use the sorcery to steal, kill and destroy.
After they were pushed out of Khazaria, they fled primarily into Russia and Poland. They seized control of Russia during the Bolshevik Revolution and caused tens of millions of Orthodox Christians to die. The Khazar Jews control Zionist Israel. Most of the Israeli Prime Ministers came from Russia and Poland, and they changed their last names to sound more Jewish. Khazar Jew Lord Rothschild controls the Zionist state of Israel and his Satanic HEXagram is on its flag. But the SDA explanations are hiding these things.
The three unclean spirits in the sixth vial point to Satan using the antichrist beast pope and the false prophet Jesuit Superior General to contrive the three ideologies of Communism, Nazism, and Political Zionism; using three world wars to take more control of the world, and to push it towards their desired one-world government.
The explanations of the SDA Church hide that we’re in the middle of the sixth bowl, in which Messiah proclaims Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.
Read this Revelation Fulfillment Timeline
As you can see, the false prophecy fulfillment explanations of the Seventh Day Adventist Church serve to deflect blame away from the false prophet Jesuit Superior General.
That is a sure sign that the SDA Church was either created to hijack the historicist prophecy fulfillment narrative or that it has been infiltrated by the Jesuits.
SDA’s declare that revering Sunday is the mark of the beast.
Another major teaching that SDA’s misrepresent is about the Sabbath. They proclaim that worshiping on Sunday is the mark of the beast, because the antichrist beast pope declared that he changed the Sabbath from Saturday to Sunday as a mark of their authority. SDA’s also point to a coming Sunday Law that will mandate that people stay home on that day.
How is it that SDA’s believe the pope’s declaration that they changed the Sabbath from Saturday to Sunday?
The antichrist beast pope’s are deceivers! They made this declaration to create a false dichotomy between Saturday and Sunday, which serves to hide the Scriptural calendar and Sabbath.
They’re continuing the work of Constantine and the Roman bishops who in the 4th century, mandated observing the Roman calendar and prohibited people from observing the Scripture calendar. This was part of the ‘falling away’ from the Scriptural faith that the Apostle Paul warned about in 2 Thessalonians 2.
This SDA narrative serves to hide that the mark of the beast is about revering the antichrist beast pope.
The Catholics in France and Spain had the mark of the beast when they revered (mark on forehead, thoughts) and obeyed (mark on right hand, actions) the antichrist beast pope’s command to kill the saints.
Today, 1.3 billion Catholics have the mark of the beast on them as they revere the pope as their leader. We see a visual of this on Ash Wednesday.
After a worldwide economic collapse when nobody can buy and sell, then the antichrist beast pope may offer a one-world financial system solution. If people revere and obey the pope as a savior of sorts, and choose to join the pope’s one-world system to be able to buy and sell again, then they will have the mark of the beast on them.
First of all, it’s absurd to think that the Heavenly Father is going to harshly condemn people for going to church to praise Him, pray to Him and learn about Him; because they supposedly did it on the wrong day. Going to church on Sunday isn’t a fulfillment of the Sabbath rest anyway. Obeying a Sunday Law does not fulfill the Sabbath either. So the point that Sunday is the mark of the beast is off-target.
Secondly, people don’t go to church on Sunday because the pope told them to, so there’s no direct connection to revering the antichrist beast pope.
Thirdly, observing the Sabbath isn’t about just going to church, it’s about taking a day of rest from normal activities; and spending the day reading Scripture, praying, spending time with family and friends, and resting in the Father.
Fourthly, you will see that Saturday hasn’t always been the 7th day of the Roman week, and there’s no way to prove that the 7th day of creation aligns with Saturday on today’s pagan Roman calendar. And do we really think that the antichrist beast pope would conveniently align the Scriptural Sabbath with their pagan calendar? No!
Lastly, and most importantly, is that Saturday is not the Scriptural Sabbath, and the antichrist beast pope and false prophet Jesuit Superior General are using the SDA Church to push a false dichotomy between Saturday and Sunday, to hide the Scriptural calendar.
There are many reasons why Saturday on the pagan Roman calendar can’t be the Scriptural Sabbath.
To start with, there was no such thing as Saturday when Messiah carried out His ministry, as the Romans observed an eight-week with days named after the first eight letters of their alphabet. So people who proclaim that Messiah observed the Sabbath on Saturday are misguided.
It wasn’t until later in the first century that the Romans started using a seven-day calendar, but Saturday was the first day of the week, and Friday was the seventh day.
It wasn’t until the fourth century that Emperor Constantine officially moved to the seven-day calendar. When he did that, he switched Saturday to the seventh day. So the current seventh day is not the same as the seventh day from the 1st century to the 3rd century, which was Friday; thus, we can’t say that Saturday has always been the seventh day of the week.
Constantine demanded that people observe their calendar and put aside the Scriptural method of observing the calendar. Jewish scholar Hillel II, under threat from Constantine, created the concept of continuously-repeating Saturday Sabbath with rules of postponement, so that Holy Days would not fall on the Sabbath.
Then in the 16th century, Pope Gregory XIII reformed the calendar to make it more accurately reflect the solar cycle. Ten days were dropped off of the yearly calendar to synchronize the calendar to bring the vernal equinox from March 11 back to March 21. So the current seventh day is offset by three days, compared to the Saturday of the 4th-16th centuries; thus, we can’t say that there’s always been a continuously repeating ‘six work day / one Sabbath day’ cycle.
We can see that Saturday has not always been the seventh day of the Roman calendar and that changes have offset it by another three days. So there’s no way to say that the Saturday of today’s Roman calendar lines up with the Sabbath that Messiah observed during His ministry.
And do we really believe that the antichrist beast pope would conveniently align the seventh day of the pagan Roman calendar with the Scriptural calendar? No!
To see many more reasons why Saturday cannot be the Scriptural Sabbath, read Saturday Is Not The Sabbath
But the greater issue is that Scripture declares three types of days: work days, Sabbath days, and new moon days, not just two.
The new moon day is the first day of the Scriptural month. Then there is a pattern of ‘six work days / one Sabbath day’ during the month. A continuously repeating ‘six work day / one Sabbath day’ cycle doesn’t take into account the new moon day; therefore, it’s not scripturally valid.
Could the enemy enact Sunday rest laws under the guise of cl!mate change mandates, to reinforce this false narrative? Absolutely!
And it’s really interesting that the SDA Church declaration that Sunday rest is the mark of the beast, and a potential Sunday law in the name of saving the world from supposed cl!mate change, are dovetailing together. It appears like it was designed to do exactly that.
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. Instead of warning people about a supposed Sunday mark of the beast, they should be evangelizing the 1.3 billion Catholics who have the mark of the beast on them.
SDA’s declare that the Sabbath starts on Friday when the sun goes down.
Logically speaking, does it make sense that a day starts when the sun goes down? No!
A day doesn’t start when the sun goes down, as the SDA Church teaches. A Scriptural day starts when the sun rises.
The format of a day is clearly revealed in Genesis 1.
It declares that the time of the light is daytime and the time of the darkness is nighttime.
“And Elohim called the light ‘day’ (Yom) and the darkness He called ‘night.’ (Laylah) And there came to be evening (Ereb) and there came to be morning (Boqer), one day.”
Day = Yom (H3117) — From an unused root meaning to be hot; a day(as the warm hours)
Night = Laylah (H3915) — From the same as H3883; properly a twist (away of the light), that is, night; figuratively adversity: – ([mid-]) night (season).
Evening = Ereb (H6153) — From H6150; dusk: – + day, even (-ing, tide)
Dawn = Boqer (H1242) — From H1239; properly dawn (as the break of day); generally morning: – (+) day, early, morning, morrow.
Elohim is declaring the proper order: Day + Night = 1 full day. Light + Darkness = 1 full day.
It’s proclaiming that Day (dawn to dusk) + Night (dusk to dawn) = 1 full day.
The work of creation was done during the Day and then there was rest at Night, and that makes up one full day.
The narrative of the 2nd-6th days declare what Elohim created during the Day, and then the narrative for the 2nd-6th days ends in “And there came to be evening and there came to be morning, the (second-sixth) day.”
Daytime creation events + Nighttime rest (from evening to morning) = 1 full day.
Doesn’t that line up with a natural order of things; that a day would start when the sun begins to rule the sky? Doesn’t that make more sense than the Jewish Babylonian tradition, that a day starts when the sun goes down?
The only time that observance of a Sabbath is declared to start in the evening is on the Feast of Atonement. But if a day starts at the evening of the day before, then Elohim would have simply said to observe that Sabbath all of the 10th day, meaning during the whole 24 hour period.
But it’s not declaring to start the observance on the 10th day at evening, but on the 9th day at evening. It’s saying to observe it from the evening of the 9th day, all the way through the end of daytime of the 10th day, which is from one evening to the next.
It’s making a unique declaration for that solemn Sabbath day, because the norm is to observe the Sabbath rest during the daytime, from dawn until dusk.
It’s amazing to me that the Seventh Day Adventist base their identity on keeping the Sabbath, but they don’t understand when a Scriptural day starts.
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The Seventh Day Adventist Church appears to have been founded or infiltrated by the Jesuits, to hijack the historicist explanations.
In the 16th century, the Jesuits created the false, futuristic prophecy fulfillment explanations to deflect blame away from the antichrist beast popes. But Messiah’s saints effectively rejected the futuristic narrative for three centuries.
The false, futuristic explanations started to gain traction in the 19th century though Jesuit priest Manuel de Lacunza, Dr. Samuel Roffey Maitland, James H. Todd, John Henry Newman, Minister Edward Irving and others.
To counter this, people like Edward Bishop Elliott (1793-1875), Henry Grattan Guinness (1835-1910) and James Aitken Wylie (1808-1890), wrote books to explain the historicist narrative of prophecy fulfillment.
Elliott wrote Horae Apocalypticae (1844), which is a 2,500 page explanation of Revelation with 10,000 citations. Guinness wrote Romanism and the Reformation, History Unveils Prophecy and other works.
J.A Wylie published The Seventh Vial in 1848; The Papacy: its History, Dogmas, Genius, and Prospects in 1851; The Rise, Progress, and Insidious Workings of Jesuitism in 1877; The History of Protestantism in 1878, and The Jesuits: Their Moral Maxims and Plots Against Kings, Nations, and Churches in 1881. Wylie was specifically pointing to the Jesuits controlling the world, so it’s interesting that SDA teachings hide how the Jesuits, specifically the Superior General, fulfill Bible prophecy.
The Jesuits know that the best way to control the opposition is to create their own controlled-opposition group, which teaches some truth to get people to trust them, but then misleads about key things.
When people learn that the 70th week of Daniel 9 is about Messiah’s multiyear ministry and His confirming the covenant with His blood to atone for our sins, they see that the narrative about most of Revelation being fulfilled during a futuristic 7-year tribulation is a deception from the enemy.
These people then seek teachers who give the historicist narrative and many find SDA Church teachers through seminars, teachings via YouTube and their many websites. The SDA Church teaches some truth, but then misleads people about key prophecies which serve to deflect blame away from the General in Rome.
SDA Church prophecy fulfillment explanations also serve to hide historicism from futurists.
When people who are misled by the futurist prophecy fulfillment explanations, see that the Seventh Day Adventist Church teaches that going to church on Sunday is the mark of the beast, they think that it’s absurd and it causes them to dismiss SDA’s and the historicist explanation of prophecy fulfillment.
SDA explanations serve to mislead historicists and cause futurists to shun the historicist narrative. Do you see how the controlled opposition narrative works?
If the SDA Church was not established for this purpose, it’s clear that it’s been infiltrated by the Jesuits of Rome, to carry out this role.
I’m not saying that all SDA pastors are knowingly deceiving people, but what they are teaching is doing exactly that. But it’s hard to believe that Doug Batchelor, Steve Wohlberg, Walter Veith and other SDA teachers, who seem very sincere and smart, are so off-target about the explanations listed in this study.
When you’re in the only church denomination that teaches the historicist prophecy fulfillment explanations, which believes that it’s the remnant church of Messiah who has a special gift of prophecy, who is called to proclaim the three-angels message to the world; it’s easy to feel set-apart and blindly trust your leaders, so it’s a challenge to see a different perspective.
I give the true historicist prophecy fulfillment explanations of in the Revelation Timeline Decoded video series and book.
One of the key teachings of the SDA Church is the Investigative Judgment and the cleansing of the heavenly sanctuary.
This video is from an ex-SDA who shows the error that that teaching, which is based on the wrong explanation about the Daniel 8 prophecy mentioned above.
The Seventh Day Adventist Church also has theology issues, which they hide with the way that they word things.
Here’s a two-part conversation with Colleen Tinker and Nikki Stevenson Co-Hosts of the Former Adventist podcast on whether or not Seventh-Day Adventism is a cult.
Is Seventh-Day Adventism A Cult – Part 1
Is Seventh-Day Adventism A Cult – Part 2
Were the Seventh Day Adventist Church founders freemasons?
Their Sunday law mark of the beast deception serves to mislead historicists.
Notice how many people display the Freemason ‘hidden hand’ sign.