Last Day Events -- Study Guide


Chapter 3

Pages 32-42

1. EGW declares unequivocally, repeatedly, that the last date in historical time that can be established from any Bible prophecy is:___________________. (LDE 35:3-36:2) LDE-SG 6.1

2. SDAs are told NOT to attempt to supply “day and date” for the occurrence of ANY as-yet “___________________ ” (LDE 35:2); three particular events are especially singled out as examples:
a. ___________________ (LDE LDE 33:1, LDE LDE 33:3, LDE LDE 33:4; LDE LDE 34:1)
b. The outpouring of the ___________________(LDE LDE 33:1)
c. The close of ___________________ (LDE 35:3)
LDE-SG 6.2

3. EGW bluntly characterized the time-setters of her day (LDE as well as ours) as:
a. “___________________ ” because of their “many successive failures.” (LDE 34:1)
b. “___________________. ” (LDE 34:1)
c. “___________________ ones” (LDE 35:1); participants in “___________________ and ___________________ movements.” (LDE 35:2)
d. “They were in “___________________” (LDE 35:3), and were “doing the work of ___________________ of ___________________.” (LDE 35:3)
LDE-SG 6.3

4. What is the implication of these two statements concerning time-setters:
a. They “called themselves Seventh-day Adventists” (LDE 32:3) (LDE Emphasis supplied)
b. SDAs “who claim to be led of God” (LDE 35:2) (LDE Emphasis supplied)
LDE-SG 6.4

5. What negative results did EGW identify as following in the wake of time-setting? LDE-SG 6.5

a. Among worldings:
(1) “In a ___________________ state of ___________________ than before.” (LDE 34:3)
(2) They view time-setters with “___________________.” (LDE 34:3)
(3) “They turn away from the truth” that “the ___________________ of all ___________________ is at hand. (LDE 34:3)
LDE-SG 6.6

b. Within the remnant church:
(1) They lead into “false lines,” thus causing “___________________ and ___________________.” (LDE 35:3)
(2) They create an unhealthy “excitement” which, in turn, ___________________ Holy Spirit. (LDE 35:0)
LDE-SG 6.7

c. With Satan:
The enemy is ___________________. (LDE 35:2)
LDE-SG 6.8

6. In assigning various reasons for the delay of Christ’s return, EGW identified: LDE-SG 6.9

a. Specific sins (LDE many of which delayed Israel’s entrance into Canaan by 40 years):
(1) ___________________
(2) ___________________
(3) ___________________
(4) ___________________
(5) ___________________
(6) ___________________ (LDE 38:1)
(7) ___________________ (LDE 39:1)
LDE-SG 7.1

b. The “___________________ ” of “___________________ ” must be “___________________” reproduced in Christ’s people before “He will come to claim them as His own.” (LDE 39:2) LDE-SG 7.2

c. The gospel must be given to the ___________________ before Christ can return to earth. (LDE 38:2; LDE 39:4; LDE 37:5) LDE-SG 7.3

d. The “image to the beast” (LDE Rev. 13:14-17; 14:9-11) must be formed before Jesus comes. This fills the national “cup of iniquity,” and will take the form of a legislative enactment (LDE law) that requires Christians to abstain from work and to engage in religious worship on ___________________. (LDE 40:1) LDE-SG 7.4

7. Christ could have come in the 19th century (LDE indeed, EGW expected it in her own lifetime); but it has been postponed to our time (LDE for reasons listed above in #6); but it is abundantly clear that the delay was not caused by a failure in the ___________________ of God. (LDE 38:1) LDE-SG 7.5

8. Christians actively preparing for the second coming of Christ will educate themselves to be “___________________ and ___________________ upon the scenes of the [final] ___________________” of this world. (LDE 41:5) The Christian will “___________________ with God” daily, in an attitude of “___________________ and ___________________” (LDE 42:5). LDE-SG 7.6

“Jesus would have us keep ever before” our minds “an awareness of the ___________________ time,” for “the is ___________________ near.” (LDE 42:6LDE 42:6) LDE-SG 7.7

THOUGHT QUESTIONS as you reflect upon Chapter 3 as a whole:
1. Peter declares that Christians may actually “hasten” (LDE or, by implication, also “hinder”) the return of Jesus (LDE 2 Peter 3:12); while Paul declares that God has already “appointed a day” for the final judgment of the world (LDE Acts 17:31). EGW also sets forth both motifs--which, for many, seem contradictory, mutually exclusive. Can you harmonize this seeming discrepancy? If so, how?
2. According to EGW, both the promises and threatenings of God are alike conditional (LDE 38:3), and the time for the 2nd Coming was conditional (LDE 36-38). What assurance do you find in Nahum 1:9 that the fact of the 2nd Coming is not conditional?
LDE-SG 7.8