The purpose of this section is to analyse how Satan’s lie of the immortal soul is the deadly ingredient that causes people including Christians to accept the mark of the beast. We have inserted 3 questions to provoke thoughtful consideration within each of the 3 Messages on the
lie of the immortal soul. See the 3 columns on your right.
Then go to the next section #05 and follow the sequence [A] to [F] for answers.
Question #2 - How does the First Message repudiate Satan’s lie of the immortal soul ? …
and save people and Christians from accepting the
mark of the beast ?
Question #1 - What is the “wine of Babylon”?
EGW - “The
wine of Babylon is the exalting of the false and (1) spurious sabbath above the Sabbath which the Lord Jehovah hath blessed and sanctified for the use of man, and ( 2) the pagan teaching of the immortality of the soul.
These and kindred
heresies, and the rejection of the truth, convert the church into Babylon. Kings, merchants, rulers, and religious teachers are all in corrupt harmony. 2SM, pg. 64
According to the Third Message of the Bible, the wine of Babylon will cause the world to accept the legislation of Sunday as the mark of the beast.
Question #3 - How do we show from the Bible that Satan’s lie of the “immortal soul” will be the Mother’s basis to legislate Sunday as the mark of the beast ?
[E] The west had the truth of Judeo-Christianity which reigned in Satan’s seductive ideology of man being
unchangingly a mingling of good and evil. The Greek philosophy of man being of pure spirit in despicable flesh met its opponent in being made “whole in Christ” and “go sin no more”. On the other hand, the far east did not have the truth
of Judeo-Christianity and Satan’s ideology of the coexistence of good and evil had free reign. Hence we see it deep in every facet of life – Yin Yang, Tai Chi, Yoga, Hinduism, Buddhism, Zen, Transcendental Meditation, etc. The height of meditative
experience is described as “non-dual” which is when all polar opposites ceases, when one is freed off space/time and becomes One with God/Universe. The deadly danger is when all polar opposites ceases! In their alternate reality, there is neither
good nor evil ie when good and evil are not differentiated or not discerned! Is this not what Satan said to Eve? – over on my side, there is no need to differentiate between good and evil, sin and live ! To understand non duality, follow this link http://www.meditation-mindyourbrain.com/419371054
[F] The non-differentiation of good and evil is deeply prevalent in society in general, but of particular concern,
is when it is characteristic of the Mother and Daughter churches especially with the rapid growth of emergent spirituality of the emergent church with its emphasis on contemplative practices. Laodicea is described as completely ignorant of its condition –
not hot, not cold. Zep 1:7 and 1:12 describes Christianity in the “day of the Lord” as that which perceives God as neither good nor evil. Mal 2:17 also tells us that in that day, Christians are so deceived as think that God delights in those who
do evil as if they do good !
[B] The seduction in Satan’s lie that every person has an in-born, immortal divine soul ( even when he/she should depart from
God ), that each person already possesses thepower within of divine purity, with that helaid the foundation for the development of his master deception. The First Angel’s Message on sanctification emphasizes
just the opposite, that our in-born fallen nature is devoid of immortality or divinity and hence our need for sanctification. This is the first flashpoint of the controversy between good an
[A] EGW - Satan has long been preparing for his final effort to deceive the world. The foundation of his work was laid by the assurance given to Eve in Eden: 1] “Ye shall not surely
die.” “In the day ye eat thereof, then your 2] eyes shall be opened, and 3] ye shall be as gods, 4] knowing good and evil.” Genesis 3:4, 5. Little by little he has prepared the way for his masterpiece of
deception in the development of spiritualism. He has not yet reached the full accomplishment of his designs; but it will be reached in the last remnant of time. Says the prophet: “I saw three unclean spirits like frogs;
... they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the
battle of that great day of God Almighty.” Revelation 16:13, 14. DD 23.3
[F] Examples of non dual
[C] The Mother church believes
in the lie of the immortal soul and has traditionally incorporated spiritualistic practices/exercises/meditation as ways to discover the personal inner divine to yoke in oneness with GOD the DIVINE. Firstly, this practice embeds the lie of
the immortal soul as truth and the mystical experience in meditation of oneness is characterized by the Mother as salvation as attested by the later growth of the contemplative tradition
of the Desert Fathers within the Mother.
[D] To deeply root utter confusion and darkness in the minds of men, The Mother couples original sin ie in-born sin guilt at birth with in-born immortal
divinity/purity of the immortal soul ! What the Mother asserts is that from the very moment that man is born, he is both sinfully guilty and divine at the same time. This is the theological sequel to Satan’s “sin and live” lie that
he made in Eden.
This is the second flashpoint of the controversy between good and evil, the deception that God had ordained that man is both good and evil at the point of birth and that God accepts this as man’s unchanging nature
Hence, what the Mother and Daughters teach are continuous cycles of confession, off-setting good works and at the other end of the swing of the pendulum, the cheap grace of sin and live all of which matches their deceptive construct
that man is both good and evil. These ideas change the personality and speculate on the presence of God who although perceived as absolutely good, is still perceived as tolerant of the evil of an ever burning Hell. The Mother and Daughters do not teach
Christian perfection or sanctification as essential for salvation.
The answers to the 3 questions ……………………
Q2. How does the First Message repudiate Satan’s lie of the immortal soul ?
Satan’s seductive lie is that we do not need to differentiate between good and
evil. The First Message tells us that sanctification is essential for salvation.
Q1. What is the wine of Babylon ?
The deadly ingredient is the lie of the “immortal soul”
Q3. How does the Bible show that the immortal soul will cause people to accept the “mark of the beast “ ?
When you join the dots from [A] to [F], what
emerges is that the Mother and Daughter churches are seduced and confused by the twin evil of Satan’s lies ( immortal soul and original sin ), that the Mother embraced the contemplative tradition and their eastern meditative practices which are based
on the immortal soul and now promotes them to Protestantism where the emergent church is also flourishing.
Non dual Contemplative Prayer of Father Thomas Merton was promoted by Pope Francis to US Congress in Sept 2015 as the way to unite all people
and religion. Ultimately, the sign of unity will be none other than Sunday and its legislation. Read more on what Pope Francis said- http://www.meditation-mindyourbrain.com/418890940