Seventh-Day Adventism,
"
The Accusers of the Brethren".



"And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the Devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world--he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him. And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, 'Now the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren has been thrown down, who accuses them day and night before our GOD'."
Revelation 12: 9-10

Jesus Christ commanded:

"Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself." Matthew 22:39

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A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this will all men know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another." John 13:34-35. In these two verses Jesus commanded for us to "love one another", and He commanded it of all of us and not only did He say it once, but three times.
Why would Jesus repeat Himself three times in just two verses? He did so in order to drive home a very important point. The obverse of His Word would be, 'if you do not have love for one another then you are not my disciples'. He reminded us yet again later in the Gospel of John,
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This I command you, to love one another." John 15:17.
These are not mere suggestions for us to accept or to reject, but are commands from GOD.
However, SDA's by their actions, appear to add to the end of these verses,
"Except if they be Catholic", as their never ending tirade directed against the Catholic Church clearly shows.

SDA ministers actually preach hatred of the Catholic Church from the pulpit.
Isn't this being hypocritical to the teaching of Jesus Christ?
In contrast to SDA preaching, I have never heard a single Catholic priest preach ill of any sect.
So who is true to the Word of GOD, and who is not?
"You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor." Exodus 20:16

"A faithful witness will not lie: but a false witness will utter lies." Proverbs 14:5

"For he said, Surely they are my people, children that will not lie: so he was their Savior."
Isaiah 63:8

"Then Jeremiah told the prophet Hananiah, 'Now listen, Hananiah, the LORD hasn't sent you. You have made these people believe a lie'." Jeremiah 28:15

"The remnant of Israel shall not do iniquity, nor speak lies; neither shall a deceitful tongue be found in their mouth..." Zephaniah 3:13

"Do not lie to one another..." Colossians 3:9

"But if you have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth."
James 3:14

"I have not written unto you because you know not the truth, but because you know it, and that no lie is of the
truth." 1John 2:21

"If any one says, 'I love God', and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, cannot love God whom he has not seen." 1John 4:20
Ah yes, love your brother again.
Well! Let us see just how much "brotherly love" SDA's offer to Catholics.

We shall now see how SDA's willingly ignore all of the verses listed above.
Here are a few of the many baseless false charges which Seventh-Day Adventists have either invented or propagated in order to deliberately
demonize the Catholic Church in a hail of hatred:
1. SDA's, "
The Accusers of the Brethren" charge that,
the Pope or papacy is the "Whore of Babylon" as mentioned in Revelation chapters 17 and 18.
This lie was first espoused by
Martin Luther in his diatribe against the Catholic Church, but SDA's bought into it and continue to propagate it to anyone who will listen. Why is it that SDA's wont talk to the heirs of Luther, the Lutherans, about this issue invented by their founder?
Lutherans in the know, are embarrassed by the tirades of Luther such as this one, and the Lutheran Church has tried to silence him. Most Lutherans are even unaware of his writings.
This accusation is a total fabrication as I have shown from Holy Scripture in the Luther link above. Scripture clearly tells us that the "Whore of Babylon" is a "Great City", and that city is not Rome, but Jerusalem.

Dear SDA: Please show me a genuine historical document which predates the one of which I refer in my
Martin Luther file where the Pope was first called the "Whore of Babylon", a Protestant invented fabrication?
You will find that it was an unheard of blasphemy against GOD's visible representative,
or
Father Figure on earth, until the Protestant revolt came along in the 16th century.
If you cannot find such a genuine historical document, then why do you propagate the lie?
Also, since you are Sola Scriptura believers, then please show me the verses which "prove" this false charge which you have made against the Catholic Church? However, do not attempt to do this until you have read this Martin Luther link, and have carefully studied the verses referenced within it. You will see for yourselves that in it I have shown exactly who "Whore of Babylon" is, and I have done it with no stretch or personal opinion, but by your very own Protestant invented Sola Scriptura.

"You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks according to his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies." John 8:44
2. The "
Accusers of the Brethren" charge that,
the Pope is the "Beast of Revelation", and the "Harlot (whore)" is the Roman Catholic Church. I know that the SDA 'inventors' of these
demonizing remarks neglected to pay attention to what Holy Scripture has said....Again!
Now let us see how many lies are packed inside this big lie?

a) See Revelation 17:15-16,
"And he said to me, 'The waters that you saw, where the harlot is seated, are peoples and multitudes and nations and tongues. And the ten horns that you saw, they and the beast will hate the harlot; they will make her desolate and naked, and devour her flesh, and burn her up with fire'."
Hmmm, so Scripture said the "beast" destroyed the "harlot". What about that SDA?
Since the "harlot" is Jerusalem, as I have shown in the
Luther link, then the "beast", who hates Jerusalem and destroys her with fire, can only be the evil Roman Empire which did hate the Jews and Jerusalem, and did completely destroy her with fire in 70 A.D..
b) When was Rome destroyed by fire? The fact is, it was never completely destroyed by fire.
Nero's fire only partially destroyed Rome in 64 A.D..
c) Now if the beast were the Pope, why would he hate the Harlot, of his own institution?
Why would he destroy himself? Does Satan destroy Satan?
In Luke 11:18, Jesus said,
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And if Satan also is divided against himself, how will his kingdom stand? For you say that I cast out demons by Be-el'zebul."

Dear SDA: Please tell me WHEN did the Pope destroy Rome, by fire no less?
Please include your genuine historical document of "proof" also, or better yet by using Sola Scriptura.
Tell me, why do you make up these stories, when clearly, Scripture does not even mention the word "Pope" or "Roman Catholic Church"? You see, since you insist that you are "
Sola Scriptura" believers, then I must turn the tables and play your Sola Scriptura game too. Saying that you believe in Bible only, and yet go about inventing false charges which are not even in the Bible, bespeaks of hypocrisy doesn't it?.
SHOW ME THE VERSES WHICH PROVE WHAT YOU SAY? IF YOU CANNOT FIND THOSE VERSES THEN WHAT DOES THAT MAKE YOU?

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You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks according to his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies." John 8:44
3. The "
Accusers of the Brethren" charge that,
the Catholic Church was founded by the
Roman Emperor Constantine in the fourth century.
This charge is absolutely untrue. Constantine founded no Church, but merely allowed Christianity to exist without Roman persecution, as his "
Edict of Milan" very clearly said.
No Protestant can produce a single authentic historical document to "prove" this false charge.

Dear SDA: Did you know that Constantine was not even a baptized Christian until he was on his death bed? Since Scripture insists that Baptism is essential to be a Christian, how then could a non-Christian have possibly founded a Christian Church? Check the secular Roman history records and you will find for yourselves the proof of what I have said here.
Please show me your authentic historical documents which "prove" the false charge which you have made of Constantine as being the founder of the Catholic Church?

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You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks according to his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies." John 8:44
4. The "
Accusers of the Brethren" charge that,
the Catholic Church apostatized soon after its founding and is therefore not the Church which Jesus Christ founded. Strangely, those who make this false charge cannot provide a date, nor any genuine historical documents of this so-called "great apostasy" that never happened. Also they cannot provide the name of the Church which supposedly took its place as "the true church", at that unknown time either. The coming of Christ and the founding of His Church are the greatest events in history. Why are there no historical documents which recorded this supposed "second greatest event in history", that "monumental great apostasy", the downfall of the Church which Jesus Christ founded, which certainly must have shaken the world to its roots? It had to have been an event never to be forgotten, and an event which must have been recorded by everyone who could write at that time, and ever since then.

Dear SDA: Please show me the documents which "prove" this supposed "great apostasy" of which you speak? Please supply only genuine historical documents, and with no personal opinions, and with no quotes from another Catholic haters book.

Whoops, but something is amiss here SDA. Isn't this false charge diametrically opposed to the false charge that Constantine founded the Catholic Church as mentioned in the previous segment? This charge assumes that the Catholic Church existed long before Constantine was even born in 285 A.D., does it not? This is a classic example of Protestant "
Doublethink".

Dear SDA: Please tell me the name of the Church which Jesus Christ founded? He founded only one Church, as He declared in Matthew 16:18, when He said "Church", not churches. He also promised in Matthew 28:20, to be with His
one Church every day in every century until the end of time, and with no 1500 year gaps, not even for one day. Consequently, that Church must still be here today. Please give me the name of that Church? You certainly would not wish to call Jesus Christ a liar for His promise of perpetuality for His Church, would you? What about the Holy Spirit in which Jesus Christ would send in John 14:16-17 to dwell with His Church forever? And then in John 14:18, He promised he would not leave His Church orphaned. According to SDA false charges, Jesus did orphan His Church, and the Holy Spirit left it, and the gates of hell did prevail after all, as Matthew 16:18-19 clearly promised they would not. I would suppose also that Saint Paul lied for his remark in Ephesians 3:21 that Christ's Church would last down through the ages of all time.

So who are we to believe, the promises of Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, and the writings of Saint Paul, or are we to believe the lie of Seventh-Day Adventism?
The answer to that question is all too obvious isn't it?

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You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks according to his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies." John 8:44
5. The "
Accusers of the Brethren" charge that,
the Catholic Church is an outgrowth of
Paganism.
This is yet another false charge, as every Church on earth has a founder with a name. No Protestant can produce the name of the founder of the Catholic Church, and when he founded it, while at the same time providing authentic historical documentation to "prove" what they say, unless of course, they wish to admit the truth that it was founded by Jesus Christ Himself.
What better way was there to be obedient to the command of Jesus Christ to convert the world, (Matthew 28:19-20, Acts 1:8) than for the Church to seat itself in Pagan Rome, the very heart of Paganism? Just look at the inescapable historical facts of what that move accomplished just a few hundred years later?
Pagan Rome was converted to Christianity and the evil Roman Empire collapsed.

Dear SDA: Since every church on earth had a founder with a name, then please give me the name of the person who founded the Catholic Church? I accept facts only please, Bible verse(s) or genuine historical documents, and no personal opinions. GOD does not care for personal opinions either (Mark 12:14). Personal opinions have no bearing whatsoever on doctrinal truth.

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You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks according to his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies." John 8:44
6. The "
Accusers of the Brethren" charge that,
the Pope is the beast of
666. SDA's in their desperation to somehow demonize the Catholic Church have presented "evidence" that is so flimsy that it is nonexistent. Here is/are the lie(s) which they propagate to the whole world:

Pope Constantine wrote a paper called, "The Donation of Constantine", and in it the Pope is called "The Vicar of the Son of GOD". The Pope has that title engraved on his miter. In Roman numerals that title adds up to
666, so therefore the Pope is the beast of 666.
Well, let us see just how many lies are packed into this one big lie.
a) The Constantine referred to was never a Pope, but an anti-pope, a usurper.
b) The "Donation" paper was found 50-100 years after the usurper died and it is a known forgery.
c) The Pope never had a title of Vicar of the Son of GOD. Vicar of Christ? Yes!
This is a deliberate SDA 'twist' of historical fact to suit their false teaching.
d) There was never a Papal miter engraved with "Vicar of the Son of GOD". SDA's have never been able to show such a miter, or even a picture of one. It is so hard to "prove" a lie isn't it?
e) I have already shown from
Scripture that the beast has to be the evil Roman Empire.
f) Why do SDA's think that Roman numerals have anything to do with the beast of 666, when the book of Revelation was written in Greek? Using the definition I received from SDA's regarding the meaning of
Sola Scriptura, how can I find the verse which explains this use of Roman numerals in order to properly discern a text written in Greek?
If it is not scriptural, then it is unscriptural, so how can any follower of
Sola Scriptura believe it?
g) If the SDA's like to play games with numbers then I would suggest that they look
here to find out who really fits the number 666 much better than a nonexistent SDA "invented" Papal title.
It turns out to be none other than their very own foundress who was also the "false prophet" of which Scripture warns us to be wary of.
Have you ever noticed that when you point your finger at someone else, you have three fingers pointing at yourself? Try it and see for yourself.

h) Read what St. Irenaeus said in 180 A.D. regarding the number 666:

"It is therefore more certain, and less hazardous, to await the fulfilment of the prophecy, than to be making surmises, and casting about for any names that may present themselves, inasmuch as many names can be found possessing the number mentioned; and the same question will, after all, remain unsolved. For if there are many names found possessing this number, it will be asked which among them shall the coming man bear." Against Heresies book 5, chapter 30.

But, of course, SDA's refuse to read genuine
historical documents, and thus, they ignore the truth from history. They would rather rewrite history to suit their false teachings. They do not profit from the errors of others before them, and so are doomed to repeat them over and over again.

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You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks according to his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies." John 8:44
7. The "
Accusers of the Brethren" charge that,
Catholics worship the
sun god, and that is why they switched the day of worship from Saturday to Sunday.
Well it is true that Catholics did switch the day of worship from
Saturday to Sunday, and the Catholics who did this were the Apostles themselves in Acts 20:7, and 1Corinthians 16:1-2.
I thank the SDA's for admitting that the
Apostles were Catholic, and as we all know, the Catholic Church had existed for many years (beginning in 33 A.D.) before Saint Luke had written the book of Acts in 63 A.D..
Those two verses are an embarrassment to Adventists when this is pointed out to them, for the verses refute the lie that SDA's espouse.
Consequently, they again try to 'twist' the truth by saying that the first day of the week mentioned in those two verses really means the last day of the week. SDA's have never learned that every time one passage of Scripture is 'twisted' to fit their false teaching, that it has a ripple effect throughout much of the rest of Scripture and points to other verses which cannot be explained without 'twisting' those also.
When you have the truth, nothing has to be 'twisted', as all of Holy Scripture fits together perfectly, as likened to a giant jigsaw puzzle, when it is truthfully and properly interpreted by the only Church which has the
authority to do so.

Now if Catholics worship the
sun god, as SDA's charge, then SDA's worship the Roman god Saturn from whom we get the word Saturday. Saturn is the Roman name for the Greek god Chronos, the god of time, from which we get the word's chronograph, chronology, etc. Chronos is depicted with a scythe and is likened to the grim reaper. He used his scythe to castrate his father Uranus, and he comes to harvest each one of us. Legend said that he devoured his young to maintain his position by destroying his competition. Doesn't this sound familiar for SDA's?
Isn't
demonizing of the Catholic Church a fruitless attempt to destroy it? After all, heretics from within, and from without, have been trying to destroy it for almost 2000 years and have failed.
Why do SDA's think they can succeed, where thousands or maybe millions of other much more formidable foes such as the Jews, Romans, Arius, Photius, Protestantism, the French Revolution, Napoleon, Hitlers Nazism, Communism, and a host of others have all failed to do so?
Oh yes, I mentioned the answer to that one earlier didn't I, when I said that those who fail to profit from the errors of history are doomed to repeat them over and over again. For 2000 years heretics have sworn to bury the Catholic Church, but the Church instead always ends up burying the heretics. I wonder why? Do you think Romans 8:31 is the reason, or maybe Acts 5:38-39? It has to be both, since the Catholic Church is still here, and the list of heretics who cannot be found anymore is very long and is getting longer as time goes by. To what other Church do those verses fit perfectly? Name it? In order to name it, you have to trace its heritage all the way back to the dates of which those verses were written, right? SDA's, are you listening? No? I didn't think so.

Dear SDA: If you insist that Catholics worship the sun god, then please show me your authentic historical documents to "prove" this, yet another false charge. Show me the official Catholic documents that back up your claim, which, I know of course you cannot do, or please admit that it simply is not true, which of course you will never do?
One of Satan's traits is that he will never admit that he lied. A truthful person remembers, "those who humble themselves will be exalted and those who exalt themselves will be humbled" (Matthew 23:12). A liar will maintain his lie with no "proof" whatsoever. Answers SDA?

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You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks according to his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies." John 8:44



8. SDA's, "The Accusers of the Brethren", in being only one of over thirty thousand Protestant sects*, have had no authority whatsoever, from the time they and their parent sect separated from the only Church of authority, the one given that authority by its founder Jesus Christ. At their founding, they could not claim over 1800 years of Apostolic tradition, so they resorted to condemning all tradition even though the Bible admonishes us to hold to Apostolic traditions in 2Thessalonians 2:15, among other verses. Consequently, all they had left was the Bible, which by the way, is a Catholic book. So now, what to do with no GOD given authority (Psalms 127:1), no claim to Apostolic tradition and a Bible "taken" from the Catholic Church? They decided they must try to demonize the Catholic Church, to show it to be of Satan in order to claim any justification for their actions in forming yet another Protestant sect. Well they failed miserably because well over one billion Catholics* have not bought into that lie.
*World Christianity Encyclopedia, April 2001, a Protestant publication.

Dear SDA: After all of the warnings in Scripture about speaking the truth and loving one another, why is it so hard for you to do so? It is a foregone conclusion that Satan's helpers will only end up in the same place that he calls home.
Why is it that you never have genuine historical documents to back up your false charges? Is it because the lie can never be proven but the truth can? Why is it that Catholics can provide authentic
historical documents, which SDA's refuse to read, and yet SDA's in turn, cannot provide any authentic historical documents that Catholics ask of them?
Doesn't this alone point to who has the truth and who does not?

I have shown in this file, only a small sampling of the multitudinous litanies of lies that Seventh-Day Adventists pour out against the Catholic Church, "day and night before our GOD", being as "The Accusers of the Brethren". I have shown them to be, indeed lies, and nothing more.
Liars never see themselves for what they really are, but GOD certainly does, since He told us what their unhappy ending will be. Read all about it in Holy Scripture:

"...but for those who are factious and do not obey the truth, but obey wickedness, there will be wrath and fury."
Romans 2:8

"For the wrath of GOD is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and wickedness of men who by their wickedness suppress the truth."
Romans 1:18


"...and if any one's name was not found written in the book of life,
he was thrown into the lake of fire."
Revelation 20:15

"But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the polluted, as for murderers, fornicators, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their lot shall be in the lake that burns with fire and sulphur, which is the second death."
Revelation 21:8

"But nothing unclean shall enter it, nor any one who practices abomination or falsehood, but only those who are written in the Lamb's book of life."
Revelation 21:27

It is too bad that SDA's ignore Psalms 127:1, for it alone invalidates every church on earth, most assuredly their own, save one, the one and only one which Jesus Christ founded in 33 A.D..
This Protestant sect cannot trace its heritage back any farther than the Protestant revolt of the early 16th century. They are a splinter group broken off in the mid 19th century from yet another Protestant sect, and certainly they were not founded by GOD, but by a mere human creature.
They follow a "false prophet" by the name of Ellen Gould White who "claimed" to have received Divine revelations in visions from GOD.
Well that is yet another lie, for the last prophet of Divine revelation was Jesus Christ, as is clearly shown in Hebrews 1:1-2.

Let us see what Saint John of the Cross (1542-1591) had to say regarding Divine revelation.
SDA's, please pay particular attention to the last sentence.
Does it sound like anybody you know?
"In giving us His Son, His only Word (for He possesses no other), He spoke everything to us at once in this sole Word, and He has no more to say... because what He spoke before to the prophets in parts, He has now spoken all at once by giving us the 'All Who is His Son'. Any person questioning GOD or desiring some vision or revelation would be guilty not only of foolish behavior but also of offending Him, by not fixing his eyes entirely upon Christ and by living with the desire for some other novelty."
The Ascent of Mount Carmel, 2,22,3-5

Dear SDA: Please show me the verse(s) in the Bible which gives authority for any human creature to found another church other than the one which Jesus Christ founded?
Can I, or anyone else simply hold up a Bible and claim that, "This is my authority"?
If so, then please show me the verse which says it? After all, Sola Scriptura believers must find everything that is believable in Scripture itself, or it simply does not exist, or is not credible.
If the verse cannot be found in Holy Scripture, then SDA's have no authority. Isn't that true?
If they have no authority, then they have no credibility either.
If they have no credibility, then they have no arguments whatsoever, and certainly they have no right to spread baseless lies about the Catholic Church.
SDA's have only two choices. Either they must "prove" that their sect was founded by Jesus Christ, which they never can, or to admit that they have no authority, no credibility, and thus no arguments whatsoever, which they never will.

Who is the greater, GOD or Satan?
After 2000 years of Christianity which do you suppose would be the larger, the Church which Jesus Christ founded or Seventh-Day Adventism?
Interestingly, on September 18, 2002, figures were published from a broad coalition of religious groups including SDA, of a census titled, "Religious Congregation and Membership; 2000". Figures were shown for three large metropolitan areas in California, which is the state with the largest SDA membership. The Sacramento, the San Francisco Bay Area, and the Los Angeles regions have shown SDA with a combined membership of 165,433 in 1990 and a figure of 142,606 in 2000, for a decrease of 20,827 or -12.5%.
Contrast that with the Catholic Church in the same three areas with a figure of 5,878,750 in 1990 and 7,685,196 in 2000, for an increase of 1,806,446 or more than +30%.
Just the increase in the Catholic Church over that period is more than ten times the total membership of Seventh-Day Adventism in those three areas of their largest state. With SDA's declining membership of less than 1.9% of the growing membership of the Catholic Church, who is winning, GOD or Satan?
If SDA's think theirs is the sect which GOD founded, then GOD has failed miserably hasn't He?

I mentioned this news worthy item in order to show the failure of Seventh-Day Adventism in their campaign to demonize the Catholic Church. It surely has backfired on them if they expected droves of Catholics to leave the true Church for the "Accusers of the Brethren".

I wish to thank those Seventh-Day Adventists who persecute Catholics and the Catholic Church, because all you are accomplishing is to help vastly increasing numbers of Catholics to a greater reward in Heaven.
"Blessed are you when men revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so men persecuted the prophets who were before you."
Matthew 5:11-12

"Let no one deceive you with empty words, for it is because of these things that the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience (SDA's). Therefore do not associate with them, for once you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord (Catholic); walk as children of light (for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true), and try to learn what is pleasing to the Lord. Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them (SDA's)."
Ephesians 5:6-11
At least I am faithful to Bible teaching, since some of SDA false charges have been exposed here.

Why do SDA's, "The Accusers of the Brethren", spread lies and calumny against the Catholic Church as I have shown in this writing? The answer is clearly shown right here in Holy Scripture:
"You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks according to his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies."
John 8:44


"You therefore are to be perfect, even as your heavenly Father is perfect."
Matthew 5:48
Those words are a command from GOD, and are not a mere suggestion.
Anyone who does not strive for the perfection of the Father, does not believe the words of the Son. From what I have shown here, how could SDA's ever comply with that verse with their very vocal and never ending blitz of hatred against the Catholic Church?




Written by Bob Stanley, September 6, 2002
Updated February 28, 2004

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