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The Third Angel’s Message. What Is It as to Babylon the Daughters? (10)

The Third Angel’s Message. 

What Is It as to Babylon the Daughters?

SO LONG as a person walks in the light of God, loves and accepts the truth of God, however that truth may come to him, so long the presence and the power of God will accompany him, and he will have influence with men. The abiding presence and power of God is the only true source of legitimate power and influence with men.

The Third Angel’s Message. What Is It as to Babylon the Daughters? (9)

The Third Angel’s Message. 

What Is It as to Babylon the Daughters?

WE have seen that, up to the time of the planting of the American colonies, each denomination that had been developed by the advance steps of the Reformation had become joined to the state; and that the Independents, or Congregationalists, who had not joined themselves to the state in Europe, did so in the New England colonies, while the Church of England was the established church in all the Southern colonies.

The Third Angel’s Message. What Is It as to the Reformation. (8)

The Third Angel’s Message. 

What Is It as to the Reformation.

GOD would have healed Babylon, but she would not be healed. In the Reformation he sent a balm for her, if so be that she might be healed; but she would not receive it, and, therefore, the Lord was obliged to leave her to her own ways. In the Reformation the Lord sent his gospel anew, and with power, to all people; and at that time all the people were in Babylon, because all were under the dominion of Rome.

The Third Angel's Message. What Is It as to Babylon the Mother? (7)

The Third Angel’s Message. 

What Is It as to Babylon the Mother?

"AND I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.

The Third Angel's Message. What Is It? (5)

The Third Angel’s Message. 

What Is It?

THE hour of God’s judgment is come. This is the basic fact of the great threefold message, which forms the complete Third Angel’s Message.

The Third Angel’s Message is therefore the judgment message. This has been already shown to some extent, and will be seen more and more as we advance in the study of the message.

The Third Angel's Message. What Is It? (4)

The Third Angel’s Message. 

What Is It?

THE Third Angel’s Message—this great threefold message—is in every feature present truth. And when in its own words it is shown that this message is given in view of the fact that the hour of God’s judgment "is come," then when the time comes for this message to be given, it will be only present truth thoroughly to believe that "the hour of his judgment is come" in truth.

The Third Angel's Message. What Is It in Spirit and in Truth? (3)

The Third Angel’s Message.

What Is It in Spirit and in Truth?

ALL that is accomplished by this great threefold message is done in view of the fact that "the hour" of God’s "judgment is come." Therefore the one great object of the Third Angel’s Message is to prepare the world for the judgment: to prepare to stand in the judgment all who receive the message; and to ripen the world for the judgment in all who, by refusing the message which will prepare them to stand in the judgment,