The Last Countdown

In this article, we will once again take a brief look behind enemy lines in order to trace some movements of the forces of evil. Unfortunately, our focus is drawn once again to how the Seventh-day Adventist Church is marching in step with the enemy of souls. I pray that as you read this, you will recognize that the war is in earnest and that your participation is required. Will you act, before it is too late to choose the role you must fill?

These past 169 years have been a time of soul-searching. The great anti-typical Day of Atonement is now coming to a close. The question to the individual is: have I afflicted my soul, and searched out the sins that so easily escape my vision? Have I humbled myself before God, repenting and confessing my sins so that they can be blotted out, and I cleansed?

For whatsoever soul it be that shall not be afflicted in that same day, he shall be cut off from among his people. (Leviticus 23:29)

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9)

As we near the end of the additional year of grace that the heavenly Gardener has given to the fig tree, the Seventh-day Adventist Church, it is an appropriate time for us to take stock of the fruit that has been produced, for:

Ye shall know them by their fruits. (Matthew 7:16)

Out of the so-called “Great Controversy Project” (which is really a betrayal of its own name) comes an eleven episode web series drama titled “The Record Keeper” geared for future television broadcast. This is both a fruit in itself as well as a medium intended to bear actual fruit in the form of converted souls. As we examine this fruit, we will see that quality matters—not only quantity.

What could have been done more to my vineyard, that I have not done in it? wherefore, when I looked that it should bring forth grapes, brought it forth wild grapes? (Isaiah 5:4)

(Please watch the trailer if you haven’t seen it already.)

Commentary is already accumulating among the more conservative class, who are wondering how the church could do something like this in the face of all of Ellen White’s counsel, to degrade exalted truths to such a mean level. I don’t want to repeat those perspectives here, but rather show you what you won’t find anywhere else. There is a mastermind behind this that I want to expose for what it is.

It is no secret that Hollywood is itself the magic wand in the hand of the devil with which he waves his star dust over the masses to cast his spells on them. The movies are created by the elite of the (not so) secret societies who intentionally put subtle and sometimes not-so-subtle symbolism in them. Playing with emotions, they color stories in ways that betray the truth, and they shape a nation of minds disarmed to accept their agendas. If you are not yet familiar with this subject, you can educate yourself with the help of the folks at Little Light Studios.

Now let me show you what The Record Keeper trailer has to say about the Message of the Fourth Angel and the people of God through symbolism and the power of suggestion. Consider the closing frames:

Cogwheels

Notice the extensive use of cogwheels in the titling and props. These call to mind the wheels of Ezekiel that mesh in the Orion Clock. Along with the visuals, we hear the sound of the cogs like the ticking of a clock, and a door that shuts and latches. It sounds a lot like the tick-tock of the Orion Clock, and the closing door of grace.

One might think it is all just part of the steampunk theme, but if you think about it, there is a subtle message even in that. After all, it was during the steam era that the church, emerging from the Great Disappointment, journeyed to the borders of heavenly Canaan but failed to go in. Do we really want to reenact that rebellion today?

We’ve covered the real closing door of grace in the article The End of the SDA Church, but it’s worth taking a look at what The Record Keeper was doing around the time of that sevenfold High Sabbath of October 27, 2012. With all of our witnessing efforts leading up to the 27th, those last seven days were extra special to us. Now compare the timing of this announcement from the Adventist News Network (ANN):

The production team behind The Record Keeper mini-series got a green light last week from top church administrators. Funding for the project from Adventist World Headquarters is now complete, combined with private donations, means production can move forward...

(ANN Video Headlines - October 26, 2012)

So you see, the production of this mini-series whose trailer is about the Orion Clock and the shutting door of grace was ironically funded and officially started just as Jesus came to inspect His fig tree last year. Now, one year later, we see the series premiering on October 4, 2013 at the Emmanuel-Brinklow Seventh-day Adventist Church in Ashton, MD. Is this good fruit? Does it direct minds toward the truth of God and the Fourth Angel’s Movement?

Toy GRBQuite the contrary! Consider the unusual scene with the beams emanating from a curious globe.

Does it not resemble the directional flash of a gamma-ray burst? The explosion of Betelgeuse will be the most powerful force of nature in the known universe, the kind of power that attends the Fourth Angel’s Message and which will soon light up the world not only figuratively but literally. However, it is depicted here as a harmless little curiosity, while the commentary during this scene freely mocks:

What do you call an angel without any power? Human! [evil laugh]

As participants in the Movement of the Fourth Angel, do we work in human strength, or divine strength? While we put our human efforts to work, we cooperate with the divine agencies. Our efforts seem so feeble and so ineffectual compared to what this church can do with a million-dollar side-project, yet we place our trust in God that the power of the Holy Spirit attends this movement.

This series is not the good fruit that would strengthen the present cause of God. It is the wild grapes of ridicule and contempt for the One who stands in Orion, interceding still.

One might wonder: maybe secular and post-modern minds will actually be drawn to the church through this series. Is it not a valid tool for evangelism? To answer that question, we only need to ask the very non-Adventists who imparted their minds to the film as they acted their parts. Its creator Jason Satterlund says the following in an interview:

I really wanted to create something unique for those two [actors] to like really latch onto, and this series—we didn’t want it—even though its American produced, we didn’t want it to feel like it’s an American story. So we wanted it to feel rich with—it has twenty different languages throughout—including sign language. So like, everybody’s like, all kinds of ethnicities and I thought, ok, we have two Filipinos, let’s have them speak nothing but Tagalog all the way through, and actually their characters are based in Filipino lore. Like if you look up Mangkukulam and Manisilat, you do a Google search for it, you’ll find out that those are—they actually exist.

Oh? The General Conference says this film was based on the Great Controversy by Ellen G. White, but its creator, producer, writer, director, and editor says that its characters are based on folklore! I wonder how Ellen White would take such a “compliment.”

Let’s see what the actress playing Manisilat thinks of the film. When asked what she is proudest about, she said:

1. that I got to play Filipino, 2. that I got to speak Tagalog, 3. that they created a show that was for a world audience and it has great and powerful meaning behind it, because you actually feel—you actually feel—you feel for the bad guys and for the good guys, so your rooting for everybody.

Wow! So the fruit of this movie is to go with your feelings and root for everybody, even the bad angels! As the interview unfolds, the director explains his intentions very clearly:

And we really focused to make sure that even though—you just saw the clip—the bad guys look really evil, they have a really rich backstory. There’s a reason why they are the way they are. So the bad guys aren’t bad just for the sake of being evil, there’s a—there is a political struggle. We wrote this to be like “The West Wing” in heaven. Like its—they have a legitimate argument against God.

Let’s break this down. The producer says that the bad guys (Lucifer and the fallen angels) are not bad just for the sake of it. The BRI evidently failed to check this theology against the Bible! The Bible teaches that sin began within the confines of Lucifer’s own self, not in some “rich backstory” that supposedly justifies the iniquity that was found in him.

Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee. (Ezekiel 28:15)

It was Lucifer’s rebellion that caused what they term “a political struggle” not the other way around! But what takes the cake is his statement that they (the evil angels) have a “legitimate argument” against God! What blasphemy! And this was produced in “constant collaboration” with the White Estate and the BRI according to one source!

And I would just like to ask: where are the riches of the “backstory” of Jesus Christ’s sacrifice in this series? Shouldn’t we be presenting Christ and Him crucified like the Message of the Fourth Angel does, instead of glorifying His enemies?

I don’t think we need to go into all the masonic symbolism that is in the pilot episode. You can make your own observations of the serpentine pillars and checkered floors. My objective was to show you that this series is definitely not the quality of fruit that the Lord is seeking. Just like the slanted hourglass on the desk, a skewed icon of Orion, this series depicts the elements of the Great Controversy in a skewed light, slanting human affections toward the enemy. Not only is it a mockery of the Fourth Angel, but it actually twists the great themes of the Great Controversy to bind souls to the enemy’s ranks emotionally. It well-nigh portrays a gnostic version of the Conflict of the Ages.

Power VacuumOne of the first symbols in the pilot episode, the vacuum gauge, signifies the end goal of the mastermind behind the whole series. The words “POWER VACUUM” are fully in-frame. This is not just talking about air pressure, but about the place that the enemy of God wants to rush in to fill.  “Power vacuum” is a term that refers to the state of affairs when a powerful leader is suddenly gone, and a suction pulls others into the vacancy. It reveals the intentions of Satan with respect to the greatest truth of all: that God the Father is really at risk. (I suppose the gauge is also mocking the quantity of the Spirit in the church today.)

Oh, and one more thing. The series will be available on-line to the world on February 13, 2014. Marian numerology? Add the digits: 2+1+3+2+0+1+4 = 13. And note the interview number in the pilot episode: 231 412. Same digits, same result: 13. I am sure that those numbers were not chosen by accident.

I urge you to take your stand firmly for the right, and grow some real roots that will anchor you through the final tempest. And please don’t wait until the door of grace clangs shut before you decide to wake up.

Now go, write it before them in a table, and note it in a book, that it may be for the time to come for ever and ever: That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of the LORD... (Isaiah 30:8-9)

The real “Record Keeper” has written a true testimony in the heavens for all to see.

Follow-up Note

The Record Keeper was suspended in the spring of 2014, citing “problematic and theologically inaccurate matters.”

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