(NOTE: It would be best to watch the video I posted yesterday along with reading this blog entry)
“In Revelation 17, Babylon is represented as a woman, a figure which is used in the Scriptures as the symbol of a church. A virtuous woman represents a pure church, a vile woman an apostate church. Babylon is said to be a harlot; and the prophet beheld her drunken with the blood of saints and martyrs. The Babylon thus described represents Rome, that apostate church which has so cruelly persecuted the followers of Christ. But Babylon the harlot is the mother of daughters who follow her example of corruption. Thus are represented those churches that cling to the doctrines and traditions of Rome and follow her worldly practices, and whose fall is announced in the second angel’s message.
The close relation of the church to Christ is represented under the figure of marriage. The Lord had joined his people to himself by a solemn covenant, he promising to be their God, and they pledging themselves to be his, and his alone. Said Paul, addressing the church, “I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.” [2 Corinthians 11:2.] But when her confidence and affection were turned away from him, and she sought after vanity, and allowed the love of worldly things to separate her from God, she forfeited the privileges included in this peculiar and sacred relation. By the apostle James those who assimilate to the world are addressed as “adulterers and adulteresses.” [James 4:4.] -Spirit of Prophecy Vol 4 page 233.1,2 (1884 edition)
“To secure the favor and support of the great men of earth, they have broken their solemn vows of allegiance and fidelity to the King of Heaven. -Spirit of Prophecy Vol 4 page 234.1 (1884 edition)
For evidence the SDA church is no longer considered a Christian church via biblical jurisprudence, see SDAapostasy.org for the pics, videos, articles, doc files, government files, Scripture studies and Spirit of Prophecy statements confirming it is no longer a Christian church. Also make special note to look into her original writings before they were altered by the SDA leaders as they have been changed drastically. I have some listed online here and you can get most of the from vbates.com.
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