Ellen White indicates Miller's message of Jesus coming in 1843 was "heavenly".

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I will not answer every one of your posts. I will give one answer that pretty much should satisfy your overall theme.

In the middle of His discourse to His disciples on end time events Jesus stops and tells two parables, The parable of the 10 virgins and the parable of the talents. Why?



To what purpose did Jesus tell this? And what does it mean that 5 of the virgins took enough oil to last and 5 didn't? This obviously takes place before the second coming as when Jesus comes the second time He comes with everu man's reward. Why does He tell the 5 foolish virgins He doesn't know them? God's church is a;ways referred to as a virgin in prophecy so these 10 virgins were obviously His followers. Oil is represented as the HS.



So 5 virgins had enough of the HS to be represented as wise and the rest did not. The 5 foolish virgins were locked out of heaven as Jesus told them He didn't know them.



So not knowing God, personally, is fatal to our chances of heaven. This is where righteousness by faith comes in.

This parable is the explanation of the investigative judgement now going on in heaven. No other explanation fits.

As to the missed time every denomination at that time believed the sanctuary was the earth. And how many prophet understood everything about their visions and dreams? None that I know of besides Jesus.

Nope.

Read all of Jesus' teachings here in the Olivet Discourse. The repeated refrain in the parables Jesus gives is being a faithful servant.

The foolish virgins, like the unfaithful servant, squandered what they had been given. To keep watch, to be vigilant, is to be doing the work which the Master entrusted to the Church.

This is why, when the King comes and separates those on His right and His left, He says, "I was hungry ... I was thirsty ... I was naked" There are those who fed the hungry and gave drink to the thirsty, and those who did not. And the King will say to those on His right "and you gave Me food" and those on His left, "You did not feed Me" for whatever we did or did not do to "the least of these" is how we treated Jesus Christ Himself.

No investigative judgment--there's siimply no justification for that interpretation. What Jesus is talking about is very clear,

"Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom his master has set over his household, to give them their food at the proper time? Blessed is that servant whom his master will find so doing when he comes. Truly, I say to you, he will set him over all his possessions. But if that wicked servant says to himself, 'My master is delayed,' and begins to beat his fellow servants and eats and drinks with drunkards, the master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he does not know and will cut him to pieces and put him with the hypocrites, in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Then the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. For when the foolish took their lamps they took no oil with them, but the wise took flasks of oil with their lamps. As the bridegroom was delayed, they all became drowsy and slept. But at midnight there was a cry, 'Here is the bridegroom! Come out to meet him.' Then all those virgins rose and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said to the wise, 'Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.' But the wise answered, saying, 'Since there will not be enough oil for us and for you, go rather to the dealers and buy for yourselves.' And while they were going to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the marriage feast, and the door was shut. Afterward the other virgins came also, saying, 'Lord, lord, open to us.' But he answered, 'Truly, I say to you, I do not know you.' Watch therefore, for you do not know neither the day nor the hour.
" - Matthew 24:45-51 - Matthew 25:1-13

- CryptoLutheran
 
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