Laodicea, Her Authority, Organization, and Destiny: Adventism at the Crossroads

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 —Protestant Reformation's Final Movement / God's End Time Church— In Revelation 3:14-21, God’s end time church is named Laodicea. In those verses, His remnant people are described as having the tendency to evaluate their spiritual condition, and work, at a much higher quality than is Christ’s judgment of it. He states that the Laodicean church, though entrusted with the knowledge of His last warning messages for the world are spiritually “wretched,” “miserable,” “poor,” “blind,” and “naked.” (verse 17). Matthew 25:1-13 is the parable of the ten virgins waiting to attend a wedding feast. In this account Jesus is also describing His remnant people. Christ’s story says that “while the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.” (verse 5). 
This present volume is a Bible and Spirit of Prophecy study regarding the form of, and reasons why, Christ brought His end time people into a highly organized movement. It also describes how Christ’s ordained methods of operating His organization tend to be abused, and even ignored. It explains how His people tend to operate Christ’s publishing, educational, health, and even ministerial work more in harmony with the wisdom and wishes of man and the world than with the clear directives of the Lord whom we claim to be serving. 
But, all is not gloom and doom. There is counsel as to how to revive from the Laodicean condition. This present volume goes into detail as to what Christ will do to awaken His people. It presents the inspired explanations as to how His remnant will be “shaken” into the condition necessary for Him to be able to pour out upon them the Latter Rain to empower and equip them to give the Loud Cry and thus finish His work upon this earth. Entire chapters are dedicated to the divine instructions regarding the importance of not running ahead of, but cooperating with, Christ in these important dealings with His people. 
Table of Contents 
1—The Church That Knowest Not 
2—Messages to Laodicea 
3—Lessons From the Apostolic Church 
4—Lessons From Early Adventism 
5—Purposes and Scope of Church Organization 
6—Authority in God’s Church 
7—God’s Plan Misused 
8—God’s Plan Misused—Part 2 
9—Supportive Ministries 
10—Supportive Ministries—Part 2 
11—Man’s Responses to Apostasy 
12—The Remnant Church’s Response to Apostasy 
13—The Role of Leadership in Revival and Reformation 
14—The Shaking of Adventism—Phase One 
15—The Shaking of Adventism—Phase Two 
16—The Shaking of Adventism—Phase Three 
17—When God’s Two Churches Become One 
18—Running Ahead of the Lord 
19—Holding Up the Hands of the Prophet 
20—By Every Word 
21—A Theocracy Still 
22—When God Takes the Reins 
Appendix A—Should There Be a General Conference President? 
Appendix B—The Right Man in the Right Place 
Appendix C—Should There Be a World General Conference? 
Appendix D—The Laodicean Church 
Appendix E—Order and Organization 
Appendix F—How to Deal with Wrongs in the Church 
Appendix G—Apostasy 
Appendix H—Lessons From Josiah’s Reign 
Appendix I—Lessons From the Apostasy at Sinai 
Appendix J—Lessons From the Church in the Wilderness
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 Over the years, my primary interests have shifted from physical health to spiritual health. Both areas are extremely important, however, of the two, the latter is primary. In the spiritual area, my interest is focused on the natural-to-fallen-man tendency to not measure up in experience to the spiritual knowledge available. My desire is to make available publications and truths that tend to be neglected, forgotten, or misunderstood.

Published Works:

·         Some ten books personally authored or compiled, available in print and electronic versions;

·         Numerous articles on religious and health topics, available free in pdf format at:

·         Some 32 different, unique, hard-to-find volumes of Ellen White and other SDA Pioneer material available through in print and electronic form. They may all be viewed together at:

Birth: July 19, 1935, Phoenix, Arizona.

Baptized: 1947, Phoenix Southside SDA Church.


Grade School—1950, Arizona Academy Elementary School, Phoenix, Arizona.

High School—1954, Ozark Academy, Gentry, Arkansas.

College—1958, Southern Missionary College, Collegedale, Tennessee. B.A. degree, Major in Chemistry, Minors in Math and Religion.

Postgraduate—1962, School of Medicine, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, California, M.D. degree.

Ministry Experience:

Staff Physician—1963-1973, Hospital Adventista de Nicaragua, La Trinidad, Nicaragua, Central America.

Medical Director—1969-1973, Same.

Health Director—1969-1973, Central American Union of Seventh-day Adventists, Central America.

Ordained—January 1973 in Nicaragua by Elder Alfredo Aeschlimann.

Health Director—1973-1976, Inter-American Division of Seventh-day Adventists, Miami, Florida.

Staff Physician—1976-1987, Several Hospital Emergency Rooms and Emergency Clinics in the Knoxville, Tennessee area.

Contributing/Associate Editor—1987-1997, Our Firm Foundation, Hope International, Eatonville, Washington.

Desktop Publishing—1997 to present.

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