Baptism In the Name of Ellen G. White

12/23/2016 40 Comments


One of the many erroneous doctrines of the Seventh Day Adventist Church (SDA) is rebaptism. It implies that rebaptism is “baptizing again” someone who was baptized already in their church.

I am not against baptizing someone in the true church—if such person was baptized in another church, and the one who officiated his baptism was not qualified to baptize in accordance with Biblical standards.

WHO CAN LEGITIMATELY OFFICIATE BAPTISM?

Guided by the Biblical standards that the law is good if used legitimately or lawfully, not everyone can officiate baptism to anyone!

I TIMOTHY 1:8 
But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully;

I TIMOTHY 1:8 (NRSV) 
Now we know that the law is good, if one uses it legitimately.

The laws of Christ or the laws for Christians took effect when the apostles received them after the ascension of the Lord.

THE ACTS 1:2 
Until the day in which he was taken up, after that he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen:

The laws of Moses ended in Christ on the cross!

COLOSSIANS 2:14 
Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;

Christians will not be justified by the law of Moses!

THE ACTS 13:39 
And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.

The laws of Moses were carnal ordinances destined to be done away!

HEBREWS 9:10 
Which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed on them until the time of reformation.

The time of reformation is the effectiveness of the laws of Christ.

HEBREWS 7:12 
For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law.

The result is: we have now the Old and the New testaments!

HEBREWS 8:13 
In that he saith, A new covenant, he hath made the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away.

Baptism was not commanded in the Old Testament times! 

WHO IS QUALIFIED TO BAPTIZE?

The Lord Jesus commanded the apostles to baptize.

MATTHEW 28:19-20 
19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 
20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

The instruction is very clear, “teach all nations, baptizing them...” The persons commanded to baptize were also commanded to teach. And what are they going to teach?

“…all things whatsoever I have commanded you…” Therefore, he who has the capacity to teach all the commandments of Christ is the one who is authorized by Christ to officiate the true baptism. 

Ministers of the SDA are not qualified to officiate true baptism because they do not teach people all the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ! One example is that they have replaced the law of Christ in “giving” by the law of tithing.

II CORINTHIANS 9:7 
Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.

Maybe you know the reason why they prefer tithing than voluntary giving!

The New Testament or New Covenant is very distinct from all laws in the past. Its focal point is the soul and the spirit – not the flesh only!

II CORINTHIANS 3:6-8 
6 Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life. 
7 But if the ministration of death, written and engraven in stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not steadfastly behold the face of 
8 Moses for the glory of his countenance; which glory was to be done away: How shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather glorious?

II CORINTHIANS 7:1 
Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

While John the Baptist had baptized the Jews who believed, when the law of Christ took effect, all Christians were baptized under the law of Christ!

I CORINTHIANS 12:13 
For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.

The one “body” wherein both the Jews and Gentiles were “all” baptized is the church!

COLOSSIANS 1:18 
And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.

Even the Jews were baptized in Christ in the church! The allegation of Ellen G. White that some of those who were baptized by John the Baptist were not baptized in Christ is false!

(Seventh Day Adventist Church Manual 17th Edition p.43)
The following examples suggest that rebaptism may not be required. Evidently the instance of Acts 19 was a special one, for Apollos is reported to have received John’s baptism (Acts 18:25), and there is no record that he was rebaptized. Apparently some of the apostles themselves received John’s baptism (John 1:35-40), but there is no record of subsequent baptism.  [Emphasis ours]

Paul had recorded it but unfortunately was not understood by Ellen G. White:

I Corinthians 12:13 
“…are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles…”

In the body or the true church, under the Christian law, there is only one baptism taught by the apostles to the believers!

EPHESIANS 4:4-5 
4 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; 
5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism…

Never did the apostles accord another baptism in the same church or jurisdiction. Erring members committing sins that are not worthy of death are being admonished and prayed for, to merit the forgiveness of God, not rebaptized.

GALATIANS 6:1 
Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such a one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.

JAMES 5:19 
Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him; Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.

I JOHN 5:16
If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death, he shall ask, and he shall give him life for them that sin not unto death. There is a sin unto death: I do not say that he shall pray for it.

These teachings of Christ and the apostles were ignored by Ellen G. White and commanded her own idea to the members of the SDA to rebaptize an erring member!

(Seventh Day Adventist Church Manual 17th Edition p.43) Apostasy and Rebaptism

Although apostasy clearly existed in the apostolic church (e.g., Heb. 6:4-6), Scripture does not address the question of rebaptism. Ellen G. White supports rebaptism when members have fallen away in apostasy and have lived in such a manner that the faith and principles of the church have been publicly violated. Then they should, in case of reconversion and application for church membership, enter the church as in the beginning, by baptism. (See pp. 199, 207.)

“The Lord calls for a decided reformation. And when a soul is truly reconverted, let him be rebaptized. Let him renew his covenant with God, and God will renew His covenant with him.”—Evangelism, p. 375. Clearly what is referred to here is not a recurring spiritual revival in a believer’s experience, but a radical change in life.

These teachings of Ellen G. White are against the Gospel of Christ! There is no pronouncement, even once, by Christ and the apostles to “baptize again” or rebaptize erring members! Poor SDA members! They were given by their prophetess a chance to fall away in apostasy or to err grievously, have a vacation for an indefinite time and then enter again in their church at will, “enter the church as in the beginning, by baptism” according to Ellen G. White.

HEBREWS 6:4-6 
4 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, 
5 And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come, 
6 If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.

May God open your minds, poor members of this erroneous church that awaits for the seventh day!

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Grammatically Speaking

12/17/2016 49 Comments


Grammatically: The word "adventist" is a noun.

The phrase "seventh-day" is an adjective (adjectival) phrase.

If the meaning of the word “adventist,” is a person that awaits for the arrival or coming into being of something (which certainly is the true meaning), therefore: the name, Seventh Day Adventist Church, means a church that awaits for the seventh day and not of the advent of Christ!

This fact is also true even if the original “Iglesia Adventista del Septimo Dia” is used!

Grammatically also:
It should be “cada septimo dia” because ever since Ellen White led this movement, some undetermined number of Saturdays have passed!

The Colossians were warned by the Apostle Paul about being judged for the non- observance of sabbaths and other carnal ordinances in meats and drinks which according to him are a shadow of the real thing that is Christ.

COLOSSIANS 2:16-17 (RSV) 
16 Therefore let no one pass judgment on you in questions of food and drink or with regard to a festival or a new moon or a sabbath.
17 These are only a shadow of what is to come; but the substance belongs to Christ.

COLOSSIANS 2:16-17(CODEX SINAITICUS IN ENGLISH TRANSLATION) 
16 Let no one therefore judge you in eating or in drinking or in respect of a feast or of a new moon or of sabbaths, 
17 which are a shadow of things to come, but the body of Christ is the substance.

Note: The ordinances in the Old Testament are shadows of the real substance, the body of Christ. 

These are carnal ordinances given to the Israelites and will tarry until the appointed time of reformation!

HEBREWS 9:10 
Which stood only in meats and drinks, and diverse washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed on them until the time of reformation.

These simple Biblical truths were not understood by the leaders of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. Their blasphemy against the Holy Spirit alleging that “Sunday worship” is a mark of the beast has caused a toll in their understanding of the Scriptures!



II CORINTHIANS 3:14-15 
14 But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same veil untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which veil is done away in Christ. 
15 But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the veil is upon their heart.

II CORINTHIANS 4:4 
In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

The facts are: There will be a time of reformation. The appointed time is the change of the priesthood.

HEBREWS 7:12 
For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law.

From Moses to Christ!

HEBREWS 3:1-3 
1 Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus; 
2 Who was faithful to him that appointed him, as also Moses was faithful in all his house. 
3 For this man was counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as he who hath builded the house hath more honor than the house.

It was prophesied even in the time of Moses that Christ will replace him in the priesthood.

DEUTERONOMY 18:18 
I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.

The fulfillment of this prophecy is Christ.

THE ACTS 3:22, 20 
22 For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear in all things whatsoever he shall say unto you. 
20 And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you:

The law of Moses was changed and the law of Christ took effect.

THE ACTS 13:39 
And by Him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.

Until John were the law and the prophets.

LUKE 16:16 
The law and the prophets were until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into it.

Christ is the end of the law.

THE ROMANS 10:4-6 
4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth. 
5 For Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the law, That the man which doeth those things shall live by them. 
6 But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down from above:)

We are now under the Law of Christ and not under the Law of Moses!

I CORINTHIANS 9:20-21 (RSV) 
20 To the Jews I became as a Jew, in order to win Jews; to those under the law I became as one under the law — THOUGH NOT BEING MYSELF UNDER THE LAW — that I might win those under the law. 
21 To those outside the law I became as one outside the law — not being without law toward God but under the law of Christ — that I might win those outside the law.

The Law of Christ is the law that Paul taught to the first century Christians and not the Law of Moses.

GALATIANS 6:2 
Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the Law of Christ.

The collection of “tithes” is a part of the Levitical law.

HEBREWS 7:5 
And verily they that are of the sons of Levi, who receive the office of the priesthood, have a commandment to take tithes of the people according to the law, that is, of their brethren, though they come out of the loins of Abraham:

Is this not the reason why Seventh-Day Adventist ministers cling to the Old Testament law of Moses? Tithing is not a Christian law! It was replaced when the priesthood was changed!

HEBREWS 7:12 
For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law.

The replacement for tithing is:

II CORINTHIANS 9:7 
Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.

Let us test the spirits.

I JOHN 4:1 
Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

There is somewhere, somehow concealed deceit in insisting that the law of Moses must be observed, the gain and riches a pastor may get from tithes.

II CORINTHIANS 2:17 (RSV) 
For we are not, like so many, peddlers of God's word; but as men of sincerity, as commissioned by God, in the sight of God we speak in Christ.

May God bless you.

Read more about The Church that Awaits the Seventh-Day here.

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The Church that Awaits the Seventh-Day

12/10/2016 50 Comments


Apparently, they are not waiting for the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ as they claim. The name of their church means they are waiting for the arrival of the “seventh day.” Whether in grammar or in logic, the emphasis of the Adventists is on the seventh day or Saturday. Let us study their doctrines: 

In their book, Seventh Day Adventists Believe, page 224:


The true church was founded by God in Christ.

HEBREWS 3:4 
For every house is built by someone, but He who built all things is God.


In the first century of our common era, how can a church founded by Ellen G. White be the true church when it was founded on a different date and setting? A woman like White has no biblical authority whatsoever to establish or even to lead the true church.

1 TIMOTHY 2:11-13 
11 Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. 
12 For Adam was first formed, then Eve. 
13 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.

The Christian doctrine is crystal clear on this aspect that a woman cannot be a leader of the true church. A woman must be under subjection to a man who is under Christ: Just as Christ is under the authority of the Father, so is the woman under the authority of man.

1 CORINTHIANS 11:3 
But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.

The Bible, even in prophecy, has warned God’s people that a woman leader will mislead God’s people.

ISAIAH 3:12 
As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths.

There are so many available evidences that will prove the errant teachings of White.


“Sunday worship is the mark of the beast.”

Obviously, White and her cohorts do not know the biblical meaning of worship. How can anybody, in his rightful mind, say that Sunday worship is the mark of the beast when the apostles assembled themselves to pray and worship God on Sunday?

JOHN 20:19 
Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.

The Apostle Paul, together with other Christians, assembled, broke bread, prayed, and preached on a Sunday.

ACTS 20:7 
And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight.

The church in Corinth and in Galatia were commanded to do the collections on Sundays (logically, while they were gathered together).

I CORINTHIANS 16:1-3 
1 Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given order to the churches of Galatia, even so do ye. 
2 Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come. 
3 And when I come, whomsoever ye shall approve by your letters, them will I send to bring your liberality unto Jerusalem.

In their vain effort to prove that Christians assembled themselves on Saturdays, SDAs have blasphemed the Holy Spirit of God who was present in all Christian gatherings when they claimed that Sunday worship is the mark of the beast.

The fact is we can worship God in any day of the week.

ACTS 2:46-47 
46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart, 
47 Praising God, and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.

Sunday worship was done by Christians. It was only the malicious mind of White that could possibly conclude that Sunday worship is the mark of the beast.

Brother Eli Soriano

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Scrutinizing the World’s Greatest Religions

12/03/2016 57 Comments


Not all great things are good or of God. (Revelation 17:5)

“And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.”

It is clear in the verse that this great Babylon is the mother of all abomination upon the earth.

There are gangs and illegal organizations that grow to be international, traversing boundaries of continents and countries, heavily guarded by armed authorities. It may be a paradox in this world wherein fundamental laws and mouths of powerful people condemn evil.

The irony is so clear: that while human society condemns evil in the open, evil grows to be “great” in the underworld.  The Bible has the explanation.  In Psalms 37:35 (ASV) it says,

“I have seen the wicked in great power, And spreading himself like a green tree in its native soil. "

Why does it grow to be great? The answer: evil has the power to influence — even the good. (I Corinthians 15:33, ASV)

“Be not deceived: Evil companionships corrupt good morals.”

The aggravating factor is that while most world’s leaders condemn evil by mouth, they approve or tolerate it by heart. (Romans 1:32)

“Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.”

Killing a person mercilessly — or mercifully — is against the scripture. (Matthew 5:44)

“But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;”

If we love our enemies, we will not kill them.  In fact, we are obliged to feed them when hungry and alleviate their thirst when thirsty. (Romans 12:20)

“Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.”

The logic is clear:  if we can love our enemies by heart, the more we can love our relatives and friends — and even ourselves!  It is marvelous that while the Catholic Church professes to be the only true religion in the world, it has in its known history, records of murder and mutiny of heretics and innocent people.



Biblical records reveal that Christians were murdered, but were never murderers!  Murderers are of the devil. (John 8:44)

“Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.”

In the time of the Israelites, only condemned people were being put to death mercilessly. (Hebrew 10:28-29)

“He that despised Moses’ law died without mercy under two or three witnesses: Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?”

It is God’s command to His people to execute His judgment unto these condemned people. (Deuteronomy 17:2, 6)

“2 If there be found among you, within any of thy gates which the LORD thy God giveth thee, man or woman, that hath wrought wickedness in the sight of the LORD thy God, in transgressing his covenant, 
6 At the mouth of two witnesses, or three witnesses, shall he that is worthy of death be put to death; but at the mouth of one witness he shall not be put to death.”

God is the giver of life... (Acts 17:28)

"For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring. "

…and is the only one who has the right to take it back. (Deuteronomy 32:39)

“See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand.”

The commandment, “thou shall not revenge for vengeance is mine,” is a vivid indication that even His people aggrieved by their enemies cannot take life by themselves.  How can now the “great” Catholic Church claim that they are of God and vindicate their crime biblically?

The order from their highest authorities to burn manuscripts of the Bible translated by Wycliffe in the language that can be understood by people, and to burn Tyndale alive for translating the Bible into English are acts proving the satanic power behind the Catholic Church.  The only credible truth to be believed and to be accepted wholeheartedly is the word of God. (John 17:17)

“Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.”


Whatever make-up or camouflage anybody may attempt to cover up the crimes they have committed against humanity is not acceptable to a thinking mind. The Mormons cannot deny their unchristian doctrine of bloodshedding:

But under certain circumstances there are some serious sins for which the cleansing of Christ does not operate, and the law of God is that men must then have their own bloodshed to atone for their sins. Murder, for instance, is one of these sins; hence we find the Lord commanding capital punishment. Thus, also, if a person has so progressed in righteousness that his calling and election has been made sure, if he has come to that position where he knows “by revelation and the spirit of prophecy, through the power of the Holy Priesthood” that he is sealed up unto eternal life (D. & C. 131:5), then if he gains forgiveness for certain grievous sins, he must “be destroyed in the flesh” and “delivered unto the buffetings of satan unto the day of redemption, saith the Lord God.” (Doctrines and Covenants 132:19-27)

The Christian era is very much different from the Mosaic times of God’s people.  While God uses His people to condemn people to death in the olden times, Christ commanded His disciples to be merciful even to the most bitter of their enemies. (Hebrews 9:10; 8:13; 7:12)

“Which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed on them until the time of reformation.” “In that he saith, A new covenant, he hath made the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away.” “For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law.”

I may, for a while, say that those religions who do not know Christ (like Confucianism) are better than the Mormons that claim to be Christians and teaching cruel, unchristian doctrines.  (II Peter 2:21)

“For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.”

Having said this, I also disagree with Confucianism…  To be continued.

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