Selected Messages Book 3


The Work of Independent Teachers

From that which the Lord has been pleased to show me, there will arise just such ones all along, and many more of them, claiming to have new light, which is a side issue, an entering wedge. The widening will increase until there is a breach made between those who accept these views [This concerns certain views on the prophecies held by “Brother D” (Testimonies for the Church 5:289-297), his negative position on the Spirit of Prophecy, and his position of impaired confidence in General Conference leadership.—Compilers.] and those who believe the third angel's message. 3SM 409.4

Just as soon as these new ideas are accepted, then there will be a drawing away from those whom God has used in this work, for the mind begins to doubt and withdraw from the leaders, because God has laid them aside and chosen “more humble” men to do His work. This is the only interpretation they can give to this matter, as the leaders do not see this important light. 3SM 409.5

God is raising up a class to give the loud cry of the third angel's message.... It is Satan's object now to get up new theories to divert the mind from the true work and genuine message for this time. He stirs up minds to give false interpretation of Scripture, a spurious loud cry, that the real message may not have its effect when it does come. This is one of the greatest evidences that the loud cry will soon be heard and the earth will be lightened with the glory of God.—Letter 20, 1884. 3SM 410.1