Worship: When the Church Was Hijacked / Wellness: Nausea and What to Do About It

Worship: For Heaven’s Sake  “The apostle Paul, in his second letter to the Thessalonians, foretold the great apostasy which would result in the establishment of the papal power.” (GC 49.1) (Read more below.)

Wellness: For Health’s Sake  Pastor Flemons, a doctor of biblical wellness, says nausea is a God-given warning or mechanism to pause digestion. The energy needed for digestion has been redirected to deal with some stressful event, or something has gone physically wrong with digestion. Overeating will interrupt digestion and cause nausea. A blockage due to the poor combination of foods eaten in the same meal can cause nausea. The pancreas may have failed to properly secrete digestive juices. There can be the presence of far too much acid due to cancer, for instance, which then overburdens the liver. All can cause nausea. What can you do about it? Give digestion a break. Here are three options: (1.) Go on a juice feast. (2.) Drink ginger tea. (3.) Take up to five drops of lobelia.

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TOPICS THIS WEEK – October 8 – 14

Worship  Sunday – The Revelation; Monday – The Church Triumphant ; Tuesday – Destruction of Jerusalem; Wednesday – Persecution in the First Centuries; Thursday – The Apostasy; Friday – The Waldenses; Saturday, the Sabbath – John Wycliffe [Sunday-Monday topics per Acts of the Apostles. All other topics per The Great Controversy by Ellen G. White.]

Wellness  Sunday – A Little Wine for the Stomach’s Sake; Monday – Treating Drugs with Drugs; Tuesday – What to Do if You’re in Pain; Wednesday – Juicing for Hypertension; Thursday – Nausea and What to Do About It

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Words of Encouragement

John 12:25  He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.

Hebrews 3:19  So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.

For Heaven’s Sake…

“He declared that the day of Christ should not come, ‘except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshiped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.’ And furthermore, the apostle warns his brethren that ‘the mystery of iniquity doth already work.’ 2 Thessalonians 2:3, 4, 7. Even at that early date he saw, creeping into the church, errors that would prepare the way for the development of the papacy. {GC 49.1}

“Little by little, at first in stealth and silence, and then more openly as it increased in strength and gained control of the minds of men, “the mystery of iniquity” carried forward its deceptive and blasphemous work. Almost imperceptibly the customs of heathenism found their way into the Christian church. The spirit of compromise and conformity was restrained for a time by the fierce persecutions which the church endured under paganism. But as persecution ceased, and Christianity entered the courts and palaces of kings, she laid aside the humble simplicity of Christ and His apostles for the pomp and pride of pagan priests and rulers; and in place of the requirements of God, she substituted human theories and traditions. The nominal conversion of Constantine, in the early part of the fourth century, caused great rejoicing; and the world, cloaked with a form of righteousness, walked into the church. Now the work of corruption rapidly progressed. Paganism, while appearing to be vanquished, became the conqueror. Her spirit controlled the church. Her doctrines, ceremonies, and superstitions were incorporated into the faith and worship of the professed followers of Christ. {GC 49.2}

“This compromise between paganism and Christianity resulted in the development of ‘the man of sin’ foretold in prophecy as opposing and exalting himself above God. That gigantic system of false religion is a masterpiece of Satan’s power—a monument of his efforts to seat himself upon the throne to rule the earth according to his will. {GC 50.1}

“Satan once endeavored to form a compromise with Christ. He came to the Son of God in the wilderness of temptation, and showing Him all the kingdoms of the world and the glory of them, offered to give all into His hands if He would but acknowledge the supremacy of the prince of darkness. Christ rebuked the presumptuous tempter and forced him to depart. But Satan meets with greater success in presenting the same temptations to man. To secure worldly gains and honors, the church was led to seek the favor and support of the great men of earth; and having thus rejected Christ, she was induced to yield allegiance to the representative of Satan—the bishop of Rome. {GC 50.2}

“It is one of the leading doctrines of Romanism that the pope is the visible head of the universal church of Christ, invested with supreme authority over bishops and pastors in all parts of the world. More than this, the pope has been given the very titles of Deity. He has been styled ‘Lord God the Pope’ (see Appendix), and has been declared infallible. He demands the homage of all men. The same claim urged by Satan in the wilderness of temptation is still urged by him through the Church of Rome, and vast numbers are ready to yield him homage. {GC 50.3}

“But those who fear and reverence God meet this heaven-daring assumption as Christ met the solicitations of the wily foe: ‘Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and Him only shalt thou serve.’ Luke 4:8. God has never given a hint in His word that He has appointed any man to be the head of the church. The doctrine of papal supremacy is directly opposed to the teachings of the Scriptures. The pope can have no power over Christ’s church except by usurpation. {GC 51.1}

“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}

(This study is based on chapter 3, “The Apostasy,” in the book The Great Controversy (GC), by Ellen G. White.)

 

 

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