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“That night I dreamed that I was in Battle Creek looking out from the side glass at the door and saw a company marching up to the house, two and two. They looked stern and determined. I knew them well and turned to open the parlor door to receive them, but thought I would look again. The scene was changed. The company now presented the appearance of a Catholic procession. One bore in his hand a cross, another a reed. And as they approached, the one carrying a reed made a circle around the house, saying three times: "This house is proscribed. The goods must be confiscated. They have spoken against our holy order." Terror seized me, and I ran through the house, out of the north door, and found myself in the midst of a company, some of whom I knew, but I dared not speak a word to them for fear of being betrayed. I tried to seek a retired spot where I might weep and pray without meeting eager, inquisitive eyes wherever I turned. I repeated frequently: "If I could only understand this! If they will tell me what I have said or what I have done!" Testimonies for The Church Vol. 1 p. 578, January 29, 1867


“You've waited more than 150 years for the Church to adopt an official, worldwide corporate identity. Fortunately, there is no need to wait any longer for your sign.”

“Positive ID is the officially licensed supplier for the Seventh-day Adventist logo accessories so we can guarantee that your signage complies with the strict global identity standards required by the General Conference.” Ministry Magazine July 1997 {back cover].

“The years 1996 and 1997 will go down in Seventh-day Adventist church history as the era during which our church adopted and Implemented a unified corporate image.” Ministry Magazine p. 31, July 1997. Actually the portrayal of a cross in an engraved gold medallion as a symbol of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and was given to the pope did already exist in 1977.

“The book presented was the Adventist missionary book Faith in Action, and the medallion was a gold-covered symbol of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The medallion is an engraved witness to the Adventist faith in Christ as Creator, Redeemer, and soon-coming Lord, in the cross and Bible…” Adventist Review August 11, 1977. But it was not until 1996 when it was finally implemented and adopted as a world wide, corporate identity.

“The explanation of the church's corporate (logo) identity is on our web site at www.adventist.org. It was voted several years ago (1996) by the Executive Committee of the General Conference during its Annual Council. It expresses our beliefs and has been discussed by several focus groups before it was taken for a decision… Nobody required anybody to do what we did. Representatives from the world church, in council, discussed the logo, which, by the way, includes a full name of the church, and agreed that this is what we will do.” Letter of Ray Dabrowski, Communication Director of SDA Church World Headquarters, Wed, 27 June 2001.

There it is, the exact fulfillment of Ellen G. White's dream in Testimonies for the Church Volume 1, page 578 ( 1867 ). That this [SDA Church] will carry or raise-up the standard of Rome that portrays a pagan cross thus following the track of Romanism. Please see also Testimonies to Ministers page 362.


“Papists place crosses upon their churches, upon their altars, and upon their garments. Everywhere is seen the insignia of the cross. Everywhere it is outwardly honored and exalted.” Great Controversy page 384 (1884)

“The cross was associated with the power of Rome.” Desire of Ages page 416 BEWARE: Unsafe book - edited by SDA leaders

“The badge of Christianity is not an outward sign, not the wearing of a cross or a crown, but it is that which reveals the union of man with God.” Ministry of Healing page 470

“The cross is recognized as one of the most important symbols of the Roman Catholic Church. It is displayed on top of roofs and towers. It is seen on altars, furnishings, and ecclesiastical garments. The floor plan of the majority of Catholic churches is laid out in the shape of the cross. Catholic homes, hospitals, and schools have the cross adorning the walls. Everywhere the cross is outwardly honored and adored – hundreds of ways!” Babylon Mystery of Religion pages 39-40


"QUESTION: How prove you that the Church hath power to command feasts and holy days? ANSWER: By the very act of changing the Sabbath into Sunday, which Protestants allow of and therefore, they fondly contradict themselves by keeping Sunday strictly, and breaking most other feasts commanded by the same church.

QUESTION: How prove you that?

ANSWER: Because by keeping Sunday they acknowledge the Church's power to ordain feasts, and to command them under sin." The Douay Cathechism, page 59.


"His (Christ's) badge was a cross, not crown." Adult Teachers Sabbath School Bible Study Guide, Apr-May-June 2005, page 76, Teachers Edition.

“…As is the mother so is her daughter …” Ezekiel 16:44

“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…” Spirit of Prophecy Vol. 4 p. 233

“In the balances of the sanctuary the Seventh-day Adventist church is to be weighed. She will be judged by the privileges and advantages that she has had. If her spiritual experience does not correspond to the advantages that Christ, at infinite cost, has bestowed on her, if the blessings conferred have not qualified her to do the work entrusted to her, on her will be pronounced the sentence: “Found wanting.”… What stronger delusion can beguile the mind than the pretense that you are building on the right foundation and that God accepts your works, when in reality you are working out many things according to worldly policy and are sinning against Jehovah? … Who can truthfully say: “Our gold is tried in the fire; our garments unspotted by the world”? I saw our Instructor pointing to the garments of so-called righteousness. Stripping them off, He laid bare the defilement beneath. Then He said to me: Can you not see how they have pretentiously covered up their defilement and rottenness of character? ‘How is the faithful city become an harlot? My Father's house is made a house of merchandise, a place whence the DIVINE PRESENCE AND GLORY HAVE DEPARTED!” Testimonies for the Church Vol. 8 p. 247-250, April 21, 1903

“A virtuous woman represents a pure church, a vile woman an apostate church. Babylon is said to be harlot...” Spirit of Prophecy Vol. 4 p. 233

Mrs. White said in 1893, “at the present time,” do not call the church Babylon (Testimonies to Ministers, page 50). That was in 1893. But 10 years later, in 1903 the church became a harlot or Babylon. In 1893 it was a man [AW Stanton] who said that the church is Babylon, but in 1903 it was God through EG White who said that the SDA church is harlot or Babylon.

“Are we hoping to see the whole church revived? THAT TIME WILL NEVER COME.” Review and Herald, March 22, 1887, Selected Messages Vol. 1 p. 122

“And thou, Capernaum [Seventh day Adventist, who have had great light], which are exalted unto heaven [in point of privilege], SHALT BE BROUGHT DOWN TO HELL…” Review and Herald p. 69, August 1, 1893

Likewise greet the church that is in their house. Romans 16:5

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