The Abiding Gift of Prophecy


Chapter 19—Separations From the Church

We now take up the search for manifestations of prophetic light during the blackness of that long, harsh night that began to settle down upon the religious world during the fourth century. That spiritual night grew fearfully dark and dismal. The dominant church had hidden the Bible behind a mass of tradition. She had turned from God’s holy law. She had substituted a human priest and an earthly ministry for our great High Priest and His heavenly ministry. The nominal church had become “the synagogue of Satan” (Revelation 2:9), even where “Satan’s seat” was (verse 13), and from it the true church, symbolized by the “woman,” later had to flee “into the wilderness” where God had prepared a “place” for her (Revelation 12:1-6). AGP 200.1