A WARNING TO THE SDA CHURCH
THIS IS LOR!
OF THE MOST DANGEROUS OFFSHOOTS EVER!
of this new off-shoot, the "Lord Our Righteousness Church"
(formerly called "Life Supports") are traveling all over North
America. They have already sent missionaries overseas. Their sole
targets are Seventh-day Adventist believers. Wherever they go, the
agents of LOR amass the wealth of captured Adventists and train new
converts to be additional Lorite group leaders.
will learn in this study how they are devastating Seventh-day Adventist
homes, as they take away with them wives, husbands, and children. Read
these brief Information sheets carefully. Any day now, they may come
to your local community, and you or several of your loved ones may be
next. This is the closest thing to Adventist Moonyism to enter among us.
Although it is the sheerest fanaticism, faithful Advent believers are
routinely caught in the net during the very first meeting they attend.
Captivated, brainwashed, they then submit to orders by men who brazenly
call themselves god.
Originally entitled "Life Supports", this organization recently officially adopted the name, "The Church, the Lord Our Righteousness. " Therefore, throughout this study, we will refer to their organization as LOR, and to them as Lorites, since, as you will learn later in this study, they have very little to do with our precious Lord.
preaching the Word of God to warn the people of the errors of Rome,
fanatics began passing through the land, destroying souls as they went.
Learning of what was happening, Melanchthon said, "There are
indeed extraordinary spirits in these men; but what spirits?" But
when Martin Luther heard of it, he said, "I always expected that
Satan would send us this plague. " (Great Controversy, 187).
the decades, many plagues from Satan have come to the
commandment-keeping people of God. He well recognizes the vital importance
of overthrowing their faith, for they have the final messages to the
world before the Second Advent of Christ.
faithful Seventh-day Adventist, who loves God and keeps His
commandments, is deeply beloved of God. He has a special work for you in
these last days to obey, defend, and proclaim the special truths in the
Bible and Spirit of Prophecy. Never forget this: you are very
special, very important to Him! Do not become discouraged, but stay by
your post of duty and warn and plead with others to obey the special
truths found in the Bible and Spirit of Prophecy.
as I write this, another plague has come to the people of God. Let me
explain it to you, and in doing so we will learn many invaluable lessons
that can help us not only to resist this one, but also many others that
will come later.
is a letter we received recently from the West Coast:
you have current information regarding Wayne Bent's group who have
separated from the church? It is called "life Supports" or
"The Lord Our Righteousness:' Some of our grown children became
involved. Recently the daughter and her family came out (left LOR!
because of the bizarre things they are saying and doing. We had been
trying to warn them for more than a year but were unable to get through
to them. They Quote the Bible and Spirit of Prophecy a little, but
confine it to a narrow track and much to their own interpretations.
are thankful to have our daughter's family out of the group and now
studying to see where the error is. But our son chose instead to leave
his family, his business, everything, and just run off. Totally out of
character for him. In fact, we have known for many months that they are
using mind control on him, as well as on others, and that the weird
things he was saying and demanding were because of this. He is mentally
sick; just not himself. He doesn't want to talk with us anymore, or for
us to phone him "unless we are ready to listen to his
message," which we will never be able to hear and accept. We have
already read and studied their books and literature. It is a very clever
deception; so smooth. We can see more plainly than ever why we have been
told that "those only who have fortified their minds with the
truth" will be able to withstand the deceptions. We saw one leader
trying to use hypnotism at one meeting we attended. Those coming out of
"the group" can tell you a whole lot more of what is happening
as far as force, control, hypnotism, receiving of messages, etc.
us, this has been the hardest year of our lives. While we are extremely
happy that our daughter and all of her family were able to leave LOR, it
has been very difficult to stand aside and see the devastation and
heartache in our son's family and know that there is nothing we can
do, except pray. We are dealing with superhuman power and it will take
God's superhuman power to reach him. So we try to support his wife and
children and pray constantly for all of them. Although our son says he
is through with us, we are by no means through with him. We will love
him and pray for him as long as we live. We will continue to pray for
those in the group who are sincerely deceived, and we know some of
don't know how many are in this group back on the East Coast, but over
200 of them met near where our son lives (or did live before he walked
off) at Hat Creek, CA, this summer for their camp-meeting. That is
another whole story. But it is a sad story of using religion to take
advantage of men, women and children and get them to forsake their
families. There is much said in Adventist Home, Testimonies to
Ministers, and the Testimonies about the roll of the father and the
mother and the treatment they are to give to unbelieving spouses. But
they do not read any of this. They pick a few short Quotes and carry
them to the extreme. They take what could otherwise be part of the
truth and then take it to such extremes that it becomes a lie. We've
never seen anything quite like it before, although we have seen and
known other groups and people in them and people who have left them. But
Mrs. White obviously met all this before, for her writings describe just
such fanatical movements and their 'beliefs.'
they read "true church" in the Spirit of Prophecy, they apply
it to themselves alone, saying that everything else in the books is only
about them. When they read "the church" in the books to the
people, they say it is "Babylon" and the SDA church, and a
lot of other strange interpretations.
fear God's people are not nearly as in earnest about finishing the
work, as the devil and his people are in doing theirs' "-Letter
from the West Coast.
with this letter was a Xerox of a page from 2 Selected Messages (68-69).
One of the underlined sentences said this: "The Lord has not
spoken by any messenger who calls the church that keeps the commandments
of God, Babylon." That is a clear statement and it is applicable
to every era of human history. All those whose lives can be described by
the words of Revelation 14:12 are His people, and we are thankful for
this. But such a statement should be no cause for presumption: Each
of us should beware of imagining that we are on the Lord's side, when we
are knowingly disobeying His laws! May our heavenly Father help each
of His Advent people to remain true to Him to the very end.
new splinter group focuses its attention on Seventh-day Adventists,
both those who are members of the denomination, and those who, for one
reason or another, have separated from it. Every Adventist needs an
understanding of (1) how the lorites capture men and women in one
brief study session, (2) what happens to the captured ones
thereafter and to the broken homes they leave behind, (3) the basic
errors of LOR, and (4) Bible-Spirit of Prophecy replies to those errors.
You will find all of this information in this complete study, Part One
of which you are now reading.
mentioned earlier, the official name they have now given to their group
is "The Church, the Lord Our Righteousness. .. As we mentioned in a
box on page one of this study, since their beliefs and practices have
nothing to do with the hallowed concept of Christ our Righteousness
mentioned in Jeremiah 23:6 and 33:16, we will in this study refer to
their blasphemous organization simply as LOR, and to the people in it as
Lorites. You will quickly learn that they take people away from the
shelter of Christ's righteousness, rather than bringing them to it.
the heart of this present fanaticism is a claim of instantaneous
stoppage of sin and temptation. And this is done by the pronouncement of
an earthly priest and god who proclaims it of the captivated
individual in the very first meeting. It is not the result of personal
renunciation of sin, choosing of obedience, or living an obedient life
on the part of that individual.
The truth is that never in this life are we to think that we have reached a certain point at which we need no longer cry to God for help and be on guard against Satan. Yes, we are well aware of the Spirit of Prophecy statements about overcoming sin. You will find many of them in two special Bible-Spirit of Prophecy compilations of ours: You Can Overcome Sin (1C-1) and The Center of the Crisis (1C-2). It is true that we are now to resist and overcome temptation and sin in our lives, but this is an overcoming on our part that is done only by a moment-by-moment connection with Christ and humble reliance upon His empowering grace. It is not an instantaneous act done for us by a human mediator! More on this later.
agents of the LOR have generally Identified themselves when they hold
meetings, either as "life Supports" or as "the Lord Our
Righteousness Church." But because they are becoming so obnoxious
in their claims and pressure tactics, and as word gradually spreads
about the disastrous results of meeting with them, they are not always
now identifying their organization when they come to hold their studies.
So what can YOU do to protect yourself from these agents of Satan?
I am writing on this, a telephone call just came in from a mother on the
West Coast who lost a son to the LOR. She relates that they use
hypnotism to their meetings. I inquired how they do this, and was told
that, having been unsuccessful in their appeal for you to accept
"the gift," they will stand there and stare at you. As they do
this, they may be silently communicating with their devils. I was told
that the pressure is intense on those receiving this treatment. What
should you do in order to avoid capture? Hopefully, if you can but learn
how to avoid it, you may be able to successfully urge your friends and
loved ones to avoid it also. Here are several worthwhile suggestions:
You are now reading part of a major expose of LOR. Study this entire
tract series carefully, and then share it with others who need it. This
will be those in your home, your relatives, those in your local
church, other Adventists you know who live elsewhere. Send copies to
pastors, conference and union leaders. Send copies overseas to
missionaries. They need it too, for LOR is headed their way also.
These LOR meetings are always held in non-Adventist denominationally
owned buildings. We recognize that many worthwhile studies are being
given in private homes,-but since LOR only uses such facilities, you had
better be very careful which private meetings you henceforth attend!
This is no unimportant matter! A mistake here can mean the ruin of your
life, your home, the life of a loved one dear to you. If you do not know
the person who will be conducting the meeting, perhaps you had better
not attend it. It is as simple as that.
you arrive at a meeting-and then learn it is a LOR meeting, you should
LEAVE-walk out the door as soon as you learn the fact! And, if
possible, take your loved ones with you. This cannot be overemphasized.
Do not think that those people deserve even the customary courtesy of
your hearing them out." Get up and go toward the door; open it
and leave, taking your loved ones with you.
The moment you realize it is a LOR meeting, begin praying earnestly that
you will safely get out of there, and that you will be able to get
others out. Before leaving, speak up and give a warning to all who are
there. God expects this of you. Do not leave them unwarned!
may still be confronted by a LOR agent. A loved one may bring him to
your home, or some other unexpected eventuality may occur. The events
of life are never predictable. If this happens, order him to leave or
try to leave yourself, taking your children and loved ones with you.
Pray to God all through the experience.
may have gone to a meeting with your spouse, and then he or she doesn't
see the need to immediately depart. So you think you should perhaps
remain through that meeting, praying earnestly, refusing to consider any
of his suggestions, and determining you will never give the authority
that belongs to God's Word into the hands of a man. (Better yet, plan
ahead: make sure your loves ones read this tract series BEFORE such a
meeting occurs) lf, for some reason, you must talk with him; remember
that he cannot take control of your will without your surrendering it.
It may appear that people were captivated without desiring it, but this
is not true. No one can snatch a trusting soul out of the hand of
Christ; never! You have placed yourself as a little child in God's
hands. You did not initiate this contact and you plan to a conclude it
as soon as possible. But while there, you intend to speak up and stand
for the right and tell others so: He cannot overpower you unless you
begin liking that which he has to offer, or unless you start becoming
intrigued by it. But remember that to merely TARRY in his presence and
listen to him is extremely dangerous, for you may start becoming
intrigued with the sense of hidden, superhuman power that obviously
accompanies him. It is a law of advertising to first catch their
attention, then their interest, and then you have them. And that law
works for devils as well as for Madison Avenue.
did Ellen White do when confronted by Satanic agents? First, she did not
try to have confrontations with them. Second, when it happened anyway,
she resolutely stood her ground and denounced them in the name of the
Lord. She did not try on such occasions to be gentle and meek-mannered.
She prayed earnestly and asked God to send "that second angel"
that was promised to her when-ever she might be in danger of mesmerists.
That angel is promised to you also, for you are just as precious to your
heavenly Father as was Ellen White. She was never presumptuous, and
never sought to place herself in situations from which God would have to
extricate her in order to save her from harm by devils. Do not go onto
devil territory, but if you find yourself there, stand earnestly for
the Lord, for Jesus, and for the Bible and Spirit of Prophecy. Show to
all your present loyalty; let everyone know which side you are on.
Give your testimony and then get out of there!
NEVER, remain in a place and talk to people who will not let you quote
the Word of God! To sidestep God's Word as the authority in a religious
conversation is to be liable to Satan's enchanted entrapment. He can and
does take over minds!
mentioned elsewhere in this study, in all of his interviews with earlier
victims of the Lorites or their loved ones, the present writer has
noticed that no one ever succumbed to these agents of Satan as long as
they held solidly to the fact that Scripture-the Bible and Spirit of
Prophecy-are the only spiritual authority, and far above any supposed
authority that men might claim in matters of faith and conscience. As
long as they looked first to Scripture, as long as they kept earnestly
praying to God, pleading for help, and anxiously searching His Word for
guidance-THEY WERE PRESERVED! But when they made the decision, under
immense Lorite pressure-to yield their judgment to one of Wayne Bent's
agents,-then they were swept away, and immediately no longer had any desire
to read Scripture or to pray to God. At that point, they were no longer
Christians, although they may have thought they were.
why were those people caught? They kept dallying with Satan's agents and
kept toying with the confusing ideas they presented. When in doubt,
flee to God! Run away from those who are obviously trying to confuse
go to God's holy Word and read and read and read, praying as earnestly
as you read. Fill your mind anew with the eternal truths of Scripture.
It is always safe to do this.
should you read? Such books as Steps to Christ, Mount of Blessing,
Desire of Ages, Christ's Object Lessons, and Great Controversy are what
you need. Prayerfully, open at random here and there in the Testimonies,
and read wherever you open. Then turn at random to other locations and
read. You will obtain the "big picture" of God's grace and His
plan for your life from all this reading. The answer is not necessarily
to be found on one page or two of what you read. Study and soak in the
Word. Look up topics in the 3- Volume Index. Do less reading in other
things for a time, and avoid the radio, etc. Be thinking about what you
have read. Keep praying for help for yourself and those you love.
we wonder who in life we CAN trust! It will be those who themselves
stand solidly for the Word of God, whose lives are clean, and who do not
toy with error,-AND who are anxious that you go directly to God for
guidance as to what you should do! But even they are not to be trusted
when they come to you with totally new concepts that you have never
found in all your earlier reading of Scripture. Brush aside all their
logic - and ask for the statements from Inspiration. You should be able
to see the correctness of each detail of any "new light"
message in the quotations themselves, with no comments appended. When
men have to explain the Word, then they are probably mixing it up.
of those who would, in spiritual matters, have you do what they want -
without wanting you to confirm it for yourself in God's Written Word
in your own prayer room. Those who do not want you to have religious
liberty to make your own decisions are either ignorant or despots. If
they are ignorant, you do not need them for a spiritual guide; if a
despot, then you dare not have them for your counselor. Either way,
they are dangerous. As a rule, humble Christians who urge you to search
God's Word for yourself, lest you be misled - are the safest.
Cling to God and to His Inspired Writings, the Bible and Spirit of
Prophecy. All men will fail you, but God never will. Therefore you dare
not take yourself out of His hands. Seek for unity with others in the
church; do not try to be a problem. Instead, try to be part of the
solution. But you must speak up when there is sin in the camp, otherwise
you are being neutral in a religious crisis. And God needs champions
that will defend His standards and teachings. The cowards,
men-pleasers, and time-servers are of little help to Him in such
emergencies, and emergencies is what the church of God is daily
encountering at this time in history. You have no idea of the weighty
problems our church on all levels is dealing with every day: apostasies,
scandals, swindles, immorality of every type, major losses, manifold
compromises by associates. Our leaders need your prayers that they may
stand true to our Bible-Spirit of Prophecy beliefs. In a later tract we
will provide you with many important statements from the Spirit of
Prophecy that will greatly help you help others in resisting the LOR.
LORD OF REBELLION
the beginning of history there have been two churches. One is under
the command of the Creator, the God of heaven. It is characterized by
careful obedience to His Scriptural truths on the part of His subjects
who in full freedom of choice give Him their worship and loyalty.
Genuine justification and sanctification are theirs through the Lord our
is also a second church; it was started by Satan long ages ago, and is
the church of the lord of Rebellion. That organization, the church of
the LOR, is characterized by "lords many and gods many,"
rebellion against the authority of the true God and His Written Word,
and the calling of sin righteousness and of righteousness sin. Its
followers are deluded into thinking that they are the masters of the
universe, when, in reality, they are but programmed slaves of the devil.