A Serious Message

A SERIOUS MESSAGE

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Matthew 23:1-3
  -- "Then spake Jesus to the multitude, and to his disciples, Saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat:  All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do."

There are a multitude of individuals in the world today who have their various Christian or Jewish ministries who are trying to "sit in Moses' seat."  They publish their books, and broadcast their TV shows, and they say that they have "authority" to preach God's Word -- and, if you noticed, they often teach conflicting messages!  The big question for people today is, Which person is teaching Truth?  Which of these ministries is really teaching the correct interpretation of all aspects of the Bible?  Which ministry and which teacher of which denomination should I listen to?  And then there's the Really Big Question:

Is there anyone here at the End of Time who may have been clearly chosen by God to "sit in Moses' seat"?

Jesus taught in Matthew 24 for us to be careful to not be "deceived," because He knew that there would be false teachers and false doctrines a plenty by the time we reached the year 2000!  Some of these false doctrines are easy to discern, and some are not.  Some teachers espouse outrageous doctrines that are obviously contrary to Scripture (like God will save "everybody" and no one will be lost), and then there are other folks who honestly believe that they are teaching "The Truth," but, bless their hearts, they have no idea that they are actually teaching error.  The fact of the matter is that human beings can come to incorrect conclusions regarding the Bible -- it happens!  As much as I would like it to be otherwise, the people in our pulpits and the people who run various high-profile Christian ministries are only human.  Yes, many of these people deeply love the Lord, and many of them have done tremendous works for God -- but they still might be "wrong" in certain things that they teach. 

Should we be concerned over these "errors"?  Yes, any error that goes against God must be avoided, and we must let the Truth of God take precedence over all our loyalties to the imperfect human beings who have attempted to relay "God's Truth" to us -- because Total Truth is an extension of God, and in the long run THAT IS ALL THAT MATTERS! 

I wish to make a simple observation that might enable us to know "who" God may have chosen to be the individual to "sit in Moses' seat" -- and we do this by looking at a list of things that Moses did:

  Moses grew up in Egypt, the land of the pyramids
Moses crossed the Red Sea
Moses went to Mount Sinai
Moses received the Ten Commandments from God
Moses was told to build the Ark of the Covenant
Moses was told to build the Sanctuary
Moses taught "the law" to the people
Moses died on the verge of going into the Promised Land

Now look at the list of things that Ron Wyatt has done:

  Ron Wyatt solved the mystery of how the pyramids were built
Ron Wyatt found the Red Sea Crossing Site
Ron Wyatt found the real Mount Sinai
Ron Wyatt found the Ark of the Covenant
Ron Wyatt found the Ten Commandments
Ron Wyatt taught the importance of the Sanctuary
Ron Wyatt taught that God's Law is still binding
Ron Wyatt died just on the verge of Christ returning to take us to the heavenly Promised Land

BELOW:  Jesslyn Johnson's 1994 picture of Ron giving a talk to one of his tour groups near the Garden Tomb.

There was something else that Moses and Ron had in common, and that was how "humble" each of them were -- in the 22 years that Ron Wyatt performed this wonderful work for the Lord, he always maintained a very humble personality.  It would have been very easy for him to become proud or boastful, but Ron did not do that.  Both Moses and Ron Wyatt were extremely humble men.

When asked "why" he was chosen to do this work, Ron replied: 

  "If 10 different people found 10 different major archaeological finds, people could say, 'Well, they were lucky, or smart, etc.,' but for one person to find all of these things is not humanly possible.  Not even the most brilliant and celebrated.  But God uses 'The simple things to confound the wise.'  In choosing a simple, average person, He leaves no room for doubt as to 'who' is actually doing these things.  Perhaps He chose me because I was willing -- I really don't know.  But I can say that there is no one on earth who could be more grateful than I to be allowed to work with these things." 

Ron Wyatt was a simple and humble man, and I can personally attest to this fact.

While Ron was alive I never talked with him about how his work might pertain to Matthew 23:1-3 -- because I knew it would be like putting him on "too high a pedestal," so we never talked about it.  But now that Ron is gone, I feel that the subject is very appropriate to discuss. Why?  Because it is our duty as diligent Christians to search out spiritual Truth.

Over the 10 years that I knew Ron Wyatt, I had several occasions to talk with him and listen to what he taught about the Scriptures, and it is my testimony that I came away from those discussions being 100% in agreement with Ron Wyatt's conclusions about ALL the major doctrines in the Bible.  I concluded that Ron Wyatt was teaching the Truth -- it was 100% biblical -- and the Lord had also given Ron Wyatt the proper interpretation of End Time prophecy! Unfortunately, the world reacted very slowly to "sitting up and paying attention" to Ron and his wonderful discoveries, and accordingly he never got around to being able to share all the things that he wished to speak about -- so this job has been passed on to us, those who knew Ron and those who worked closely with Ron, because we understand what he taught and we have come to the very same spiritual conclusions in regard to these very important Bible doctrines and interpretations of prophecy.

It is man's duty to study and learn about God -- and we MUST be able to come to the right conclusions!  The only way this will happen is by doing an extremely prayerful study of God's Word and let the Bible communicate it's Truth to us, and, if it is required, we must be ready to put aside our preconceived notions and our various traditions and our "pet theories" that we have grown attached to, and we must let God's Word and God's Truth be the FINAL AUTHORITY in our lives!  For those who depend upon finding themselves "a teacher," it is very important to locate the correct teacher -- or people will just become indoctrinated into error.

So, who may have been appointed to "sit in Moses' seat"?

There are THOUSANDS of pastors and preachers and TV ministers and religious book authors and religious radio talk show hosts, etc., etc. -- THOUSANDS OF THEM!  I have been able to glean various degrees of Truth and get a blessing from nearly all of these preachers and teachers -- but did any of these people show me how the pyramids were built?  Did any of these people show me the Red Sea crossing site??  Did any of these people show me the real Mount Sinai??  Did any of these people find the Ark of the Covenant??

There has been only one person on this planet who has done all of this!

Sodom and Gomorrah was destroyed by "eternal" fire, and the Bible tells us that it was an "example" of the ultimate destruction of the wicked in the Lake of Fire -- so don't you think that it might be important to listen to what the man who discovered Sodom and Gomorrah has to say about eternal hellfire?

Lots of people are agreeing that Jebel el Lawz in northwest Saudi Arabia and that it is the real Mt. Sinai -- so don't you think it might be important to listen to what the man who discovered Mt. Sinai might have to say about God's Law, etc.?

THE CONCLUSION IN THE MATTER

*** WARNING ***

If you are not a serious Christian in search of God's Truth, DO NOT READ ANY FURTHER ! 

Satan has spent the past 6,000 years attempting to get mankind to turn from God, either by outright sinning, or by "fooling" the professed believers of God into thinking that they are doing what God wishes them to do, when in reality people are NOT doing what God wishes them to do. Satan is sly, Satan is the deceiver -- and he loves it when people think they know it all!  As Ron used to say, "If you think that you are too smart to be fooled by Satan, he's already got you fooled!"

I have come to the conclusion that these are two of the most important verses in the Bible:

"My people are destroyed for LACK OF KNOWLEDGE:  because  thou has rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children."  Hosea 4:6

"There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death."   Proverbs 14:12

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There are certain things that people will NEED TO KNOW if they wish to make it safely through the End of Time, like being able to identify the proper interpretation of the Mark of the Beast and being able to fulfill Revelation 14:12 (which is the only way to overcome the Mark of the Beast)!  Ron Wyatt was used of God in a mighty way, and it is my firm opinion that God also gave Ron Wyatt both the PROPER KNOWLEDGE of all of the main Bible doctrines and the PROPER INTERPRETATION of End Time prophecy in regard to such subjects as the 70 weeks of Daniel 9, the Millennium, the anti-Christ, and the 2nd Coming, etc.! 

God KNEW that these wonderful discoveries would be a very important witness to the entire world just before the Lord returns   the Truth is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT to God -- so why would the Lord let "lying doctrines" be included in with this final witness of Noah's Ark, Sodom & Gomorrah, Mt. Sinai and the Ark of the Covenant??  NO, GOD WOULD NOT DO THIS TO MANKIND!  God impressed Ron Wyatt with the Truth that the world needed to know, and thereby appointed him to "sit in Moses' seat."

This is NOT a "boast," and it is not being said to make somebody's ego feel better -- it's just the Truth of the matter.  It's a known fact that God often uses common people to do things for Him, and Ron was just another one of those many people.  All of us who have worked closely with Ron are also just common folk -- but we were there to help Ron and we were willing to do a certain work, and I think that it is obvious that this work was A VERY SPECIAL WORK!  Ron was so humble that he never told anyone he was chosen to "sit in Moses' seat" -- this was a spiritual Truth that was left for you and me to discern.

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How long does the world have left?

The events of September 11, 2001 are going to usher in the End of Time -- from now on the U.S.A. is no longer going to be quite so "lamblike," America is going to begin speaking more and more powerfully as it seriously begins its fight against the terrorists of the world.  "Wars and rumors of wars" will escalate -- and the End of Time and the 2nd Coming of Jesus is very, VERY close!

Time is VERY SHORT -- what do you need to know to be right with God?

As I mentioned on the bottom of my Carl Sagan page, "ethnocentrism" is rampant among the human race -- everybody seems to have joined "this group" or "that group," and each of these groups thinks that "they know the TRUTH" -- but common sense tells us that they all can't be right -- only ONE of these groups is going to have the facts straight.

Here is a list of basic religious groups that you have the option of joining:

Christian, Jewish, Moslem, Buddhism, New Age, Atheist.

Which group initially had the duty of sharing God's Truth with mankind?

The Jews.

When the Jewish people rejected their Messiah, Yeshua/Jesus, who spread God's Truth?

The Christians.

What was the Truth the Christians were to teach?

They taught that Jesus/Yeshua was the Messiah, and that mankind needed to repent of their sins and obey God's Law -- and God's grace would enable them to obey.

Did the gentiles like learning all these "Jewish" things?

The Jews were a hated and misunderstood people -- and when Christianity finally became popular in Europe in the 4th and 5th centuries, the Christian leaders of the 4th and 5th centuries did not like being seen as "2nd generation Jewish holy men" -- they taught from a "Jewish" holy book, and taught about a "Jewish" Son of God -- so in an attempt to convert more pagans and not look too much like "2nd generation Jewish holy men," the Emperor Constantine passed the world's first Sunday Law in 321 AD.

When was the 7th day Sabbath created?

It was made during Creation Week, 2500 years before a "Jew" existed;  Abraham was the very first "Jew."

How did "Sunday" become the day of worship?

The Catholic Church of Rome passed laws to stop Christians from "Judaizing" on the 7th day and make people observe just "Sun-day" -- and these laws intensified over the years wherein Christians were ordered to obey "upon pain of death"!

Revelation 14:9 warns us not to accept the Mark of the Beast (a false system of worship) -- how do we avoid the Mark of the Beast?

Verse 12 tells us that if we wish to avoid the Mark of the Beast we must "keep the commandments of God" and "have faith in Jesus" -- so there will be a people at the End of Time who keep the Ten Commandments, ALL TEN OF THEM.

Which of these churches keeps all of God's Ten Commandments?

Catholic, Lutheran, Episcopal, Methodist, Baptist, Presbyterian, Mormons, Jehovah's Witnesses?

The answer:

None of them keeps the 4th Commandment.

What is the 4th Commandment?

Exodus 20:8-11 -- "Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.  Six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work; but the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God, in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, they manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within they gates;  For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day;  wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it."

What does the Catholic Church say about changing the Sabbath?

"Sunday is a Catholic institution, and its claims to observance can be defended only on Catholic principles ... From beginning to end of Scripture there is not a single passage that warrents the transfer of weekly public worship from the last day of the week [Saturday] to the first [Sunday]."  -- Catholic Press, Sydney, Australia, August 1900.

"If Protestants would follow the Bible, they should worship God on the Sabbath day [Saturday].  In keeping Sunday they are following a law of the Catholic Church."  -- Albert Smith, Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, replying for the Cardinal in a letter dated February 10, 1920.

(There are NUMEROUS other quotes we could show you!) 

Is there any verse in the New Testament that tells us to worship God on Sunday?

There are only 8 texts in the New Testament that mention "the first day of the week" -- and not one of them tells us that the 7th day has been cancelled and that we are now to worship on the pagan day of the sun, "Sun-day."   Paul directed believers to look over their secular affairs on the first day of the week in 1Corrinthians 16:2, and the meeting held in Acts 20:5-12 was a Saturday night meeting, NOT a Sunday daytime church meeting.  The entire Jewish culture was set up around Sabbath-keeping -- if the new Christians were to now start keeping "Sun-day," the New Testament would have been filled with controversies and arguments about cancelling the 7th day and switching over to the 1st day!

What does the Bible tell us about the Sabbath?

Isaiah 66:23 tells us that "all flesh" in the New Earth will worship God each Sabbath throughout all eternity!

If the 7th day Sabbath is so important to God, don't you think that it is important for you to learn about it?

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Ron Wyatt was used of God in a wonderful way -- and when I said that Ron Wyatt qualifies to "sit in Moses' seat," I meant that the TRUTHS that Ron knew are the biblical TRUTHS that people need to know, and that it would be a wise thing for people to LISTEN to what Ron had to teach!  Did only Ron Wyatt know these TRUTHS??   No, there is an entire denomination of 13+ million people who know these very same biblical TRUTHS.  Ron did not have "his own private interpretation" of the main doctrines of the Bible, Ron belonged to a church that believed in all these doctrines!

Ron Wyatt was a Seventh-day Adventist.  The only reason that God let Ron Wyatt find the Ark of the Covenant is that Ron Wyatt believed in keeping all **10** of the Ten Commandments -- and that includes the 4th Commandment!

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And I am also a Seventh-day Adventist.

I have put these biblical TRUTHS into my 7 published books -- see my ORDERS page!

You need to READ MY BOOKS -- over 400,000 copies are in circulation -- and to see other publications that share the biblical TRUTH that Ron Wyatt believed in, SEE MY PUBLISHER'S WEBSITE:

http://www.amazingfacts.org/  

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How many Seventh-day Adventists are there in the world?

The Adventist Church was officially formed in the United States in 1863, and at that time there were only 3,500 members -- in 1955 they reached the 1 million mark, then 2 million in 1970, and 3 million in 1978, and 4 million in 1983 -- and currently there are 10 million Seventh-day Adventists in the world.  People are joining this church at a rate of 2300 people per day!

"Into all the world!"

 

The Seventh-day Adventist Church is in more countries of the world than any other Protestant church -- in 209 of the world's 236 nations!

There are 4,631 SDA churches in North America where the SDA church was founded -- but listen to these other statistics:

There are 535 SDA churches in West Indonesia, 13 in Sri Lanka, 69 in Bangladesh, 727 in Papua New Guinea, 451 in Chile, 2500 in Brazil, 223 in Bolivia, 1110 in Peru, 1083 in the Congo, 600 in Nigeria, 865 in Rwanda, 123 in Poland, 46 in Sweden, 48 in the Netherlands, 210 in England, 108 in Hungary, 44 in Austria, 139 in France, 77 in Portugal, 592 in Germany, 88 in Italy, 1055 in Romania, 707 in Angola, 185 Czecho-Slovakian churches, 57 Swiss SDA churches, 823 in Mozambique, 68 churches in Spain, 686 in Ethiopia, 964 in Tanzania, 651 in Uganda, 1600 in Zambia, 51 in Botswana, 670 in South Africa, 1190 in India, 651 churches in Russia, 711 in the Ukrain, 127 in Moldova, 112 in Japan, 633 in Korea, 65 on South China Island, and 2354 in other East Asia countries, etc.!  (This is nowhere near a "complete" list!)

As of June of 2004 there are a total of 53,502 SDA churches around the world!

53,502 churches!!!

The Lord has truly blessed this movement, and we sincerely hope that it can also bless you!

 

ABOVE:  This is the SDA church bulletin cover that I drew for my local SDA church in the beautiful Smoky Mountains area near Gatlinburg.

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