Many Davidians Still Knocked Down After 50 Years

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  They claim to follow the same message written by the same author, but why are they so divided? They must be under an attempted "knockout blow" and still have not recovered. And who is responsible for this tragic situation? Is the enemy's effort to deliver "knockout blow" a curse or a blessing in disguise?             … [Read more...]

A Study on the Five Angels Messages of Revelation 14

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(This study was first published September 2006, © upa7.org) Recently certain factions of branch davidians have been aggressively promoting heresy in the name of the Shepherd's Rod in an effort to justify their counterfeit movement. They make a flawed argument that each angel in Revelation 14 must represent a separate messenger (a prophet) bringing a new message. However, a careful study of the history of the rise of the three angels messages (3AM) in the Seventh-day Adventist church … [Read more...]

Seeing Eye to Eye: What Does it Mean and When Will It Happen?

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Many Davidians contend that it is not so important that we to come to agreement on every point of doctrine in order to work together this side of the kingdom. Their reason is that their relationship with Jesus is the most important thing now and that is what they want to focus on, not to get into controversies of points of doctrine that are being agitated by within certain circles of influence or by various individuals. This is true, however, we do need to sink the shaft deeper into the mine of … [Read more...]

How Many Elijah’s Today?

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There is confusion in the midst of professed believers of the Shepherd’s Rod message over the topic of who is the antitypical Elijah the prophet and what is his message. Despite rather plain statements from the original writings of the Rod, ever since the death of Brother Houteff in 1955 there have arisen a string of prophetic office seekers who reinterpret the Rod and the SOP for their own gain as they want to be the Elijah for today. Thus confusion abounds as naive and poorly studied … [Read more...]

A Living “Those With”? Psuedo Progressive Light Arguments Refuted.

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A long standing controversy amongst Davidians continues to wax hot in discussions around the internet on the subject of whether there will be more than 144,000 saved alive from the first fruit harvest in the Seventh-day Adventist (S.D.A.) church. The "those with" or sometimes referred to as "others saved" doctrine has its origin from a publishing editor under Brother Houteff who brought forth his teaching in the 1960's. This perverted teaching has since migrated and mutated all throughout the … [Read more...]

Who is the One Shepherd God will appoint Over His Flock?

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"Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world." -- 1 John 4:1 "And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? for the living to the dead? To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them." -- Isaiah8:19, 20 The question as … [Read more...]

Entering Wedge — A Time for Drugs Rather than for Food: A Clarification

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  A question recently came to us asking about the portion in the original Shepherd's Rod tract entitled "The Entering Wedge" which appears to advocate the use of drugs contrary to the counsel found in the Spirit of Prophecy.  This concern and apparent contradiction has been noticed and voiced by others over the years. "I have been reading the The Entering wedge , and got to page 20, 21 & 22 - A TIME FOR DRUGS RATHER THAN FOR FOOD . The writer makes statements that seem to be  contrary … [Read more...]

Times of Trouble

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At the present time within Davidian circles there are many viewpoints and much confusion regarding the trouble(s) we as a people are to experience in the near future, specifically, the nature and exact sequence of events involving the sealing of the 144,000, the purification of the church, the solemn assembly, and Jacob’s time of trouble. Part of the confusion has arisen due to teaching coming from the "New Codes" sermon addresses published by Florence Houteff after the death of Brother … [Read more...]

The Golden Bowl Revisted

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It is interesting how people react when you show them something that totally contradicts what they have long thought to be true. Such was the case recently when we posted two images on our Facebook page and a discussion group called "Universal Publishing Association" from the original Shepherd's Rod message showing the golden bowl vision in Zechariah chapter four. In these original images found in Shepherds Rod, Vol. 2, p. 270, and Tract No. 6, p. 18 it was pointed out that the golden bowl … [Read more...]

Do You Want the IRS Knocking at the Door of Your Association?

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The question of whether God’s work should be incorporated with the state in order to gain tax exempt favor in the form of an IRS 501c3 corporation has reached a new level of concern. This has come to the forefront in light of the recent explosive revelations of the IRS targeting of selected conservative political and religious groups applying for 501c4 and 501c3 tax exempt status. Please consider some of the many probing and over reaching questions the IRS has been asking targeted groups … [Read more...]

The Lord’s Coming as a Thief in the Night: What Takes Place?

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If you asked a typical Seventh-day Adventist what event will take place when the Lord comes "as a thief in the night" in all likelihood they will say without hesitation that it is Christ coming in the clouds of glory for what is commonly known as the second advent. In fact the official church position on the Lord’s return states: "A Sudden, Unexpected Return. Christian believers, longing and looking for Christ's return, will be aware when it draws near (1 Thess. 5:4-6). But for the … [Read more...]