The modern rise of “rights” is upon us. It is an old message, accompanied by a new question. The question is "Are Adventists responding to messages originating from seances?"
Shortly after Moses was led by God to lead the children of Israel out of Egypt, Korah and the leaders of the people demanded their right to the priesthood. It sounded good, sounded logical–but it was not God’s plan. If you haven’t heard the story of Korah, Numbers 16 and Deuteronomy 11:6 tell the story. Hint: Korah and the leaders did not fare well.
In fact, the 'rights issue’ goes back to the beginning of the Great Controversy in heaven. Lucifer wanted his ‘rights’ recognized. He was able to convince a third of the angelic host to demand rights too. You know the story–the subsequent history–and you know how it ends.
Yet, even before the ‘rights issue’was the rise of self. It was the `self’ that craved ‘rights.’ It is certainly an old, old story but it still plays on, strong and forcefully.
In today’s world everybody now has rights. Even animals have rights. In the ‘marriage rights view’ the limits seem almost endless. You have the right to marry your pet, or an ocean, or a tree… In some places you can even marry a dead person. Where do all these 'rights’ come from? They come from beneath, not from God.
What then is God’s view on ‘rights’? It's rather simple:
1. Love God with all your heart and soul and might (Deut 6:5; Matt 22:37).
2. Love your neighbor as your ‘self’ (Lev 19:18; Matt 22: 39). That puts ‘self’ in the correct perspective. That has love in the front and 'self’ in the back. Horse and cart are correctly lined. Switch the two positions and you have Satan’s method.
3. "Do unto others as you would have them do to you" (Luke 6:31).
‘Rights’ are a non-issue if ‘self’ is controlled by love. Give that some thought and prayer.
Now let’s look at the modern ‘rights’ movement - specifically women’s rights. According to historical accounts the rise of the women’s right’s movement began in the mid 1800’s and has grown ever since.
It began through communion with satanic forces. This is not conspiracy theory or speculation. This is an established historical fact—look at the cover of the book Radical Spirits by Ann Braude. She is the current director of Women’s Studies in Religion Program and a Senior Lecturer on American Religious History at Harvard Divinity School. Her book cover states:
Spiritualism And Women's Rights In Nineteen-Century America. How séances and trance speaking empowered a generation of American women to claim their own voice.
This is a very pro-spiritualism book and reveals the communion with spirits in the women’s rights movement (It can be purchased new or used on eBay and Amazon from .01 to $35+).
So what are the definitions of séance and trance speaking? Here is the Miriam-Webster definition of a séance:
A spiritualist meeting to receive spirit communications; a meeting where people try to communicate with the spirits of dead people.
Statement from the First Spiritual Temple (Mediumship) regarding Trance Communication:
When a spirit links with a medium, the spirit communicator exerts various degrees of control, or overshadows the consciousness of the medium to a greater or lesser degree. This varies, depending upon the intent and conditions of communication, as well as the ability of the medium to lend himself or herself to be overshadowed or controlled. Trance is considered the strongest degree of control.
Back to our Church. Does it appear some of our NAD leaders are repeating the same errors as the leaders of Israel did long ago, and as Lucifer did eons ago? Yes, it does - and the continuing drive in the Seventh Day Adventist NAD leadership to promote women’s ordination has reached alarming proportions – in spite of the July 8, 2015 General Conference world church vote on this issue. Again.
In light of current potential fulfillments of prophetic events, it is alarming that this subject (WO) has almost eclipsed our mission to proclaim the Third Angel’s Message.
The culture of the western world is caught up with the politically correct view of meeting all human rights and beyond. This is not the path given us by God’s Word in the Bible or Spirit of Prophecy.
"Those who feel called out to join the movement in favor of woman’s rights and the so-called dress reform might as well sever all connection with the third angel’s message. The spirit which attends the one cannot be in harmony with the other. The Scriptures are plain upon the relations and rights of men and women (1T 421).
Could the continuing and growing influences of the ‘rights’ movement at this time in earth’s history be the ‘seed’ for the current women’s ordination drive now sweeping the Seventh Day Adventist and other Protestant churches? It sure could.
We have some very important choices to make. A third of the heavenly host were deceived and demanded their rights, as did Korah and the leaders of Israel. Please pray that God will protect us from wrong spiritual forces that seek to guide our desire for ‘rights.’ It is far better that we seek to be right with God.