The Golden Rule is this: "Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them". (Matthew 7:12) There are many variations of how men paraphrase this verse, but this is how it reads. If our positions were reversed, what would I want you to do for me? If you knew something that I did not know, and it was extremely vital that I knew it, what would I want you to do?
Since 1993 I have been studying the prophetic books of Daniel and the Revelation. I had no specific object in mind, but from what I had read about these two books, I came to the conclusion that there was something extremely important contained in them that God wanted to make known to mankind. Even though I had preconceived opinions, I did not study these books for the purpose of sustaining those opinions. I did my best to set aside those previously held beliefs and just let the Word speak for itself.
The Revelation was written by a man who had been a mere fisherman, and not some great theologian who spoke in a language that I would not be able to understand. It was not to be a mystery for the word revelation means "to reveal something". John was just a common man, like most of you, who will be looking at this site. He was not like the apostle Paul whom Peter said wrote "some things hard to be understood". (2 Peter 3:16) I too am just a common man who was a painting contractor much of my adult life.
John in writing the Revelation, followed the counsel God had first given to Habakkuk found in Habakkuk 2:2,3. "And the Lord answered me and said, 'Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry'." The verse says that "at the end it shall speak". Are we living "at the end" of this world? If so, then these two books and what they are saying to our generation will be made clear. Over the last twenty years, Daniel and the Revelation have become much clearer to me. I am certain there are things within these two books which need more prayerful thought and consideration. One of the main focuses of this site will be the presentation of studies on the portions of Daniel, pertaining to the last days, and the Revelation. The studies on Daniel and the Revelation have been updated, and chapters not previously discussed have been added. This material will be from our new book entitled Roadmap Through The Last Days and Beyond.
There are a number of other areas which need clarification and further study which will also be addressed. A call is to be made in the future to "Come out of her (Babylon), my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues". ( Revelation 18:4) Here God's children are said to be in Babylon and are to be called out of Babylon. What does this all mean? What is Babylon? Already that call is going forth into the world, and it is dangerous to wait until the last minute to heed the call.
You can click on the Testimonies navigation bar to see where I have come from to where I am today. On our Home page you will see a quote from Christ's Object Lessons. For those of you not familiar with this book, it is one of many authored by one of the most prolific female writers in history, Ellen G. White. She lived from 1827 to 1915. She had only a third grade education. There are numerous websites which tell all about her, both positive and negative. She was one of the founding members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. She holds a very special place in my life. I refer to her in my studies as Mother White out of respect and admiration. Many believe her to have been a prophetess of God of whom I am one also. I refer to her as Mother White because in Judges 4:4; 5:7, Deborah who was a prophetess was referred to as a mother in Israel. I would be privileged to share my thoughts with anyone who would desire to know more about her.
The following are commnets found in Ellen G. White's wiritngs and give you an idea as to what the content of this website is about. "The truth of God is found in His Word. Those who feel that they must seek elsewhere for present truth need to be converted anew ... As the Spirit of God becomes better known, the Bible will be accepted as the only foundation of faith". (8 Testimonies pp. 192, 193) Some have come to use her writings to interpret the Bible when she has told us: "We should make the Bible its own expositor". (Testimonies to Ministers and Gospel Workers p. 106) Also that "when a message is presented to God's people, they should not rise up in opposition to it; they should go to the Bible (not to the writings of Ellen G. White or any other author) comparing it with the law and the testimony, and if it does not bear this test, it is not true". (Testimonies to Ministers and Gospel Workers p. 119) Some have even taken the position that her writings are infallible, but in her own words: "God and heaven alone are infallible. Those who think that they will never have to give up a cherished view, never have occasion to change an opinion, will be disappointed." (Counsels to Writers and Editors p. 37) If in our studies, I find or you find that there is disagreement between what Ellen G. White had to say and what you are discovering in the Bible what should one do? What would Ellen G. White tell you to do? In her own words I quote to you: "In public labor do not make prominent, and quote that which Sister White has written, as authority to sustain your positions. To do this will not increase faith in the testimonies. Bring your evidences, clear and plain, from the Word of God. A 'thus saith the Lord' is the strongest testimony you can possibly present to the people. Let none be educated to look to Sister White, but to the mighty God, Who gives instruction to Sister White." Letter 11, 1894 (3 Selected Messages pp. 29, 30) This is what has been done in these Studies. Even though Ellen G. White's comments are used occasionally in these studies, a careful examination will show that they are not used to support the claims or views that are being made. They are used to guide and direct our thoughts to the Scriptures as the source of our understanding.