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  • Waco a blessing in the midst of the land !

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    Reasons why Waco should be the Headquarters of Davidian Seventh Day Adventist. Impact of the Weight of Evidence---Those who desire to doubt will have plenty of room. God does not propose to remove all occasion for unbelief. He gives evidence, which must be carefully investigated with a humble

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  • Work for the Church or the World?

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    Work for the Church or the World? Why don't you go to the people out there? Said an angry church member. We have the truth already! Go out there and save the lost. There is no question that the Seventh-day Adventist denomination has the charge to go to the world and preach the gospel

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  • Why Not Making Better Progress?

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    Why Not Making Better Progress? Many ask, if the Shepherd's Rod is a message from God, why is it not making better progress?It is true that the Rod's movement has been dogged by disappointments, fanaticism, schisms, and betrayals.   Speaking specifically to Rod believers, Victo

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  • Why Didn’t He Have Visions?

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    Why Didn't He Have Visions? Many often ask, if Victor Houteff was a true prophet of God, why didn't he have trans-visions?   The answer to this question is best explained in his own words:    “It is never safe for one to base his decision regarding a mess

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  • Who Is the Antitypical David?

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    Who Is the Antitypical David? The Rod's position that antitypical king David is not Christ personally has drawn a lot of controversy.  On the surface, the idea of someone else beside Christ bearing the title of king seems almost blasphemous.  The first impression is to think th

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  • WHO IS THE 666?

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    Here is wisdom, wrote the Apostle John, Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast; for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.    Traditional Adventist teaching insists that the Papacy and its head, the Pope, is the power to bear

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  • Who is a Seventh-day Adventist?

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    Who is a Seventh-day Adventist? The name was given to us by God, and as it signifies those who keep the seventh-day Sabbath and look forward to imminent return of our Lord, Davidians would most definitely qualify as Seventh-day Adventists.  But taking it further, since there are a number of

  • Victor Houteff ’s Marriage

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    Victor Houteff ’s Marriage    In 1937, fifty-two year old Houteff married eighteen or twenty year old (the precise age is still unclear) Florence Hermanson, daughter of Sophia Hermanson, and granddaughter of the first committed convert, Florence Charboneau.   Althoug

  • Where is the Storehouse?

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    Tithing Where is the Storehouse?    Rod believers are sometimes asked, as if committing a crime, why don’t you pay your tithe to the Church?  The inference is, that if you do not support the General Conference with your tithe, then one is in gross violation of God&rsqu

  • THE SEALING

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    THE SEALING The Denomination’s Position    There are variations in traditional Seventh-day Adventist thinking regarding the sealing, but there is a common thread.   Most agree that the mark of the beast, or what we typically refer to as the Sunday laws, are to be enf

  • THE KINGDOM

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    THE KINGDOM    Perhaps the most controversial of all of the Shepherd’s Rod teachings is the subject of the pre-millennial kingdom.  The message emphatically declares that the kingdom of God’s glory or the Davidic Kingdom, will be established literally in the promise

  • THE GREAT MULTITUDE

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       It is commonly believed by most church members that the Great Multitude of Revelation Seven are the dead from all the ages—the conglomeration of the saints from Adam up to the second return of Christ.  By now you know the Rod’s position: That the Great Multitude of Reve

  • Is the Message Infallible?

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    Is the Message Infallible?    In a 1932 Houteff wrote a letter to a Seventh-day Adventist elder, shortly after publishing The Shepherd’s Rod, Vol. I.    “Your other remark which is of the greatest importance, you say I ‘must not take the position that

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  • FALSE PREDICTIONS?

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    FALSE PREDICTIONS?    Victor Houteff was accused of making false predictions about a number of things, including the setting of time or dates for specific events.  It needs to be made plain, that the Rod’s message or it author never engaged in time-setting or spurious predict

  • The Second Coming or the Judgment?

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    Enoch and Malachi The Second Coming or the Judgment?    In Jude 14, 15 we read that: “Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, to execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly

  • Does Truth Cause Divisions?

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    Does Truth Cause Divisions?    To many church members, a message from God should not create schism.  A true message from God should unite church not divide..  The fact, they say, that The Shepherd’s Rod message creates controversy and separation is clear evidence that it

  • Does the Shepherd’s Rod Advocate Another Denomination?

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       Does the Shepherd’s Rod Advocate Another Denomination?    It is often said that the message and its adherents have another denomination.  The answer again is NO.  As stated earlier, Rod believers established an independent or self-supporting ministry, not a

  • DOES THE ROD CONTRADICT MRS. WHITE?

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      We have reached one of the most critical points of our precursory discussion.  Some who have studied the Shepherd’s Rod message notice that some of its teachings are not found in the writings of the Spirit of Prophecy and the chronological order of events appear to be different.&nb

  • Did Enoch know About the Flood?

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    Ellen White wrote: God communed with Enoch through angels and gave him divine instruction. He made known to him that he would not always bear with man in his rebellion that his purpose was to destroy the sinful race by bringing a flood of waters upon the earth. Through holy angels God reveale

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  • The Harvest

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    The Harvest    In the pamphlet, The History and Teachings Of “The Shepherd’s Rod,” The Committee on Defense Literature of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, as with numerous others like it, insist that: “The Shepherd’s Rod theory that the

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