God's Church is the Voice of God - The General Conference is not

"God has invested His church with special authority and power which no one can be justified in disregarding and despising, for he who does this despises the voice of God."--AA 164 Church building

Many when hearing these quotes will immediately apply it to their manmade organization called the General Conference.  An organization that has applied our good name to it's hospitals killing babies by means of abortion,  bringing others before the courts in trademark lawsuits, investing our tithe in warplanes and missile developing businesses that destroy millions.  The Papacy brought many before tribunals during the dark ages as well the Jewish Church brought Christ before the Sanhedrin when they crucified Christ.  Our General Conference has followed in the same footsteps.

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God's Church is the voice of God.  But would anyone dare say that the Jewish Church was the voice of God when they crucified Christ?   Would anyone dare say that the Jewish Church was God's commandment keeping Church?  I would certainly hope that we could all recognize that God's Church was not that building made by men with hands that denied that Christ was truly the Son of God.    

Certainly the voice of God would not deny the very fact upon which the true Church is built. (Matt 16:16-18).  Certainly it could not be "The Church of God".    

Certainly that was not the "voice of God".  Yet these men took the label of "God's Church" and applied it to their man-made organization.   They called themselves "The Church" or "The voice of God".    

The Church that is the Voice of God

God has a church. It is not the great cathedral, neither is it the national establishment, neither is it the various denominationsit is the people who love God and keep His commandments. “Where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them” (Matt. 18:20).Where Christ is even among the humble few, this is Christ’s church, for the presence of the High and Holy One who inhabiteth eternitycan alone constitute a church” (The Upward Look, p. 315).

God has a Church.  It is the PEOPLE.  Not the building, not the national establishment, not the denomination.  It is "The PEOPLE who love God and keep his commandments".   When these people go and take the title "God's Church" and apply it to their national establishment which is in violation of God's commandments, they are no different than Babylon and her harlot daughters.   "Ye are the temple of the living God"(2 Cor 6:16).  "Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house"(1 Pet 2:5)  Be not deceieved. 

The General Conference is not the Voice of God and thus is NOT "The Church"

"Let those in America who suppose the voice of the General Conference to be the voice of God, become one with God before they utter their opinions." - Testimony To Elder Haskell, November 16, 1899

This is what people fail to understand.  This is a pretty straight trstimony, one of many implying that those who are saying that the Conference is the voice of God need to become one with God.  Then their eyes will be opened.  In other words those who utter such things are not one with God.   The voice of God could speak through them had they allowed it.  Thus the General Conference could have been part of the Church.  But the General Conference is NOT and was NOT "The Church" spoken of in the bible or the Spirit of Prophecy.  

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In not following God's commandments they were not the voice of God, they were not "the Church".  They however after being rejected pushed themselves into a position of King and ruler and Pope professing to be "The Church".   And here we have today many who have viewed this organization in the same way that the multitudes during the dark ages viewed the Papacy.  In the same way that those in Christ's day viewed the Jewish leaders.  

Many have professed that this body of the General Conference and all under it's umbrella are "God's Church" and that in order to be part of "The Church" you must therefore be a member of the General Conference.   They say that anyone who would speak out against the sins commited by this National Establishment is speaking out against "God's Church".   This is confusion and not at all what the bible teaches nor the Spirit of prophecy.  

They will take some quotes from the Spirit of Prophecy which speak of "God's commandment keeping Church" which talks about his true people who are receiving a "refreshing from heaven" and which talk about his true Church not being called Babylon and they apply these quotes to a commandment violating organization that kills babies in their hospitals, and brings others before tribunals in efforts to force them to retract their faith despising their liberty of conscience as well as the first amendment.   Can we call that "the commandment keeping people of God", "God's Church", "The voice of God"?

"These men cast aside the counsel God has given, and do the very things He has bidden them not to do. They show that they have chosen the world as their judge, and in heaven their names are registered as one with unbelievers. Christ is crucified afresh, and put to open shame. Let these men know that God does not hear their prayers. They insult His holy name, and He will leave them to the buffetings of Satan until they shall see their folly and seek the Lord by confession of their sin. church and state sign

Matters connected with the church are to be kept within its own borders. If a Christian is abused, he is to take it patiently; if defrauded, he is not to appeal to courts of justice. Rather let him suffer loss and wrong." [Selected Messages Book 3, page 299, paragraphs 1-3] 

They also use quotes such as "The Church appears to fall but does not" to refer to this thing that is not "God's Church".   God has a Church, it is THE PEOPLE who keep his commandments, it is "the Church of the firstborn, written in heaven".  It is not to be disorganized, nor is it to be broken into independent atoms, but it is to be organized and dependent on Jesus Christ as the chief architect and builder of his temple without hands.(Heb 3:1-6, Zech 6:13, Matt 16:16-18)  When you see them and you are inspired by the Spirit you will confess "Behold a true Seventh Day Adventist indeed".   

Please visit the following links to understand more of Who and What God's Church is in this last day.  There is a New Organization that has been built, a structure built on sand.  A building made with hands.  

“Romanists have persisted in bringing against Protestants the charge of heresy and willful separation from the true church. But these accusations apply rather to themselves. They are the ones who laid down the banner of Christ and departed from "the faith which was once delivered unto the saints." Jude 3.”  {GC 51.2} 

Romanist Adventists persist in bringing the accusation against Protestant Adventists the charge or heresy and willful

separation from the true church.  But these accusations apply rather to themselves.  They are the ones who laid down the banner of Christ and departed from "the faith which was once delivered unto the saints".   Gods true church has not laid down the banner.  Merely an earthly organization has assumed the role of the true church, claiming to be the body Christ on earth.  The voice of God.

There is a call happening.  Voices around the world are announcing it. 

"Thousands upon thousands will listen who have never heard words like these. In amazement they hear the testimony that Babylon is the church, fallen because of her errors and sins, because of her rejection of the truth sent to her from heaven."--The Great Controversy, pp. 606, 607. (1888) 

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