The Adventist Church claims that the “everlasting gospel” found in Revelation 14:6-12 cannot be what the apostles, early church, or Protestant Reformers preached because it is a distinct message for people right before the end of the world. They are preaching a fundamentally different message than the Christian church going back to the apostles. They are on record in multiple of their publications, spanning back over 120 years, stating this.
The everlasting Gospel found in Revelation 14:6 is the same Gospel that Jesus Christ revealed to the Apostles themselves (Galatians 1:11-12). Paul tells us in Galatians 1:6-9 that there’s only one Gospel and any other message that claims to be the Gospel is cursed by God. The judaizers at Galatia only added one thing to the gospel—circumcision. And Paul said they were cursed for changing the message.
Because this is the case, Revelation 14:6 cannot be talking about a message different then what Paul says is the “power of God unto salvation” (Romans 1:16-17). Jesus Christ didn’t reveal a different, cursed Gospel to John in the Revelation. The Adventist Church has roped their novel investigative judgment, health message, seventh-day sabbath observance, young earth creationism, and leaving your church to join them—the end times remnant, all into the “present truth” gospel for this time. They will try and say they still uphold the cross of Christ, but they have added all of this other stuff on top of that fundamentally changing what the gospel message is (1 Corinthians 15).
The fatal flaw in the Adventist claim is the assumption that this portion of Revelation had no application to centuries one through seventeen. It apparently only became applicable int he 18th century with the Seventh-Day Adventist movement.
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