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Dear Brothers and Sisters in IAUA (ee-ah-oo-ah) our Father,

Greetings on this day of preparation for the weekly Sabbath. I pray this newsletter finds you in good health and happy in the service of IAUA. This is day 20 of month 2 of the year 1988 Anno Crucis of the Biblical Calendar.

The final Spring Sabbath, Pentecost, is in 2 weeks and one day, day 6 of month 3 (Saturday, May 11 of the 2019, Gregorian Calendar, sunset Friday, May 10).

On God's Calendar the Biblical month begins on the global day after lunar conjunction. The Biblical year begins with God's New Year's Day (Passover) after the spring equinox (Spring Passover Rule). The Millerite Calendar (Spring New Moon Rule) is a month late in the Gregorian 2019 year. The Calculated Rabbinical Calendar will also be a month late.

I heard something in church that I have often heard. It is related to other similar things I have heard. This is a different perspective from other observations I have made before about All Truth. It is a complex logical proof that no denomination, specifically including SDA, follows all truth.

When the Spirit of truth comes, He will guide you into all truth... He will show you things to come. John 16:13

There was a suggestion made that we should tithe our time just like we tithe our money. The unintended(?) effect is to criticize the "lack" of time we spend in prayer and Bible Study to make us feel guilty. This is not the Spirit of our Savior.

Because God did not send His Son to the world to condemn the world but that the world through Him might be saved. John 3:17

The ignorance of what is suggested is that God has already specified one day out of seven, the weekly seventh day Sabbath as His requirement. This idea resembles the spirit of the scribes and Pharisees. Ellen says:

"Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone." In these words Christ again condemns the abuse of sacred obligation. The obligation itself He does not set aside. The tithing system was ordained by God, and it had been observed from the earliest times. Abraham, the father of the faithful, paid tithes of all that he possessed. The Jewish rulers recognized the obligation of tithing, and this was right; but they did not leave the people to carry out their own convictions of duty. Arbitrary rules were laid down for every case. The requirements had become so complicated that it was impossible for them to be fulfilled. None knew when their obligations were met. As God gave it, the system was just and reasonable; but the priests and rabbis had made it a wearisome burden." {DA 616.3}

"All that God commands is of consequence. Christ recognized the payment of tithes as a duty; but He showed that this could not excuse the neglect of other duties. The Pharisees were very exact in tithing garden herbs, such as mint, anise, and rue; this cost them little, and it gave them a reputation for exactness and sanctity. At the same time their useless restrictions oppressed the people and destroyed respect for the sacred system of God's own appointing. They occupied men's minds with trifling distinctions, and turned their attention from essential truths. The weightier matters of the law, justice, mercy, and truth, were neglected. "These," Christ said, "ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone." {DA 617.1}

Now it is true that we pay offerings above the tithe and in the same way we spend time every day with our God. However, we should not be beating people over the head about the time they spend with God. A carefully non-judgmental encouragement is appropriate.

I suspect the reason people come up with various "trifling distinctions" is because in their hearts they know they are not following all of God's requirements.

Remember the Law of Moses, my servant, which I commanded to him at Horeb for all Israel, the statutes and judgments. Malachi 4:4

The Holy Spirit works very hard to awaken our sensitivities to God's Word. This is particularly true for those who are trying to follow God. It is a paradox that those who only follow partial truth are often the most blind to what they are missing. Supposedly spiritual people often come up with their own ideas that get passed around and repeated by other supposedly spiritual people, while they ignore some of God's guidance to them.

Do you speak the words of others or the Word of God?

I pray we may all continue to seek love, peace, and unity in truth preparing for the soon coming of IAUShUO (ee-ah-oo-shoo-oh) Messiah, the Son of God.

Frank T. Clark

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