I just made a post last week on Richard Ruhling’s video last week which had some good truth about the 42 months in the future, but lots of error too, where he predicted that the Abomination of Desolation happened on Sep. 23, 2015, so we should expect something of huge importance to happen in Spring (specifically – the 2nd Passover) of 2019. His video has gone “viral” by SDA standards, getting over 16K views in just 2 weeks. Now he has a new video called: “Lie or Death Issues Next Spring; Matthew 24 & 25 Revisited”: https://youtu.be/v1o8hjwbsB8 . Please understand that I’m reviewing his videos, as I see some truth about interpreting prophetic things for the future, not in the past as is standard SDA practice, and also see truth in the Feast Days, but hate to see him mix error – very bad error of time setting and wild, anti-govt. conspiracy theories, into the truth, thus making a more poisonous mixture. Here is my review:
3:10 “We saw this abomination standing where it ought not, in the U.S. Congress just 3 years ago. Hey, heads up! And 3 1/2 years would bring us to next spring.”
Matthew 24:15-16 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)
Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:
Since zero people fled into the mountains on September 23, 2015, we can know for certain that his interpretation is completely false.
6:10 He believes a huge earthquake will happen next spring, and this will be the signal.
6:35 He tries to pit what Christ’s said about no one knowing the day or the hour against Amos’ writing that God won’t do anything without revealing it.
7:55 He talks about the goodman’s house being “broken” and tries to make that mean by an earthquake.
Luke 12:39 And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through.
So we see that his interpretation here too, is false.
11:10 He tries to tie Numbers 9:11 to something important about the 9/11 attacks on America!
13:39 Here is the main point of his video, but it isn’t emphasized – He says to watch and see if Jerusalem is encompassed by armies next spring, then that is our sign to give the message “The Bridegroom comes”.
15:07 “It could be martial law. It could be the end of our freedom” (in talking about what might happen next spring.
He goes off into wild conspiracy theories, saying that the Paradise, California fires were deliberately caused by the govt. using lasers.
17:00 He goes into the “Truther” conspiracy theory, saying that airplanes on 9/11 couldn’t have taken down the towers.
17:28 He goes into the conspiracy theory that “dark forces” are wanting to have U.N. troops taking over security in the U.S.
“The times and the seasons God has put in his own power, and why has not God given us this knowledge?–Because we would not make a right use of it if he did. A condition of things would result from this knowledge among our people that would greatly retard the work of God in preparing a people to stand in the great day that is to come. We are not to live upon time excitement. We are not to be engrossed with speculations in regard to the times and the seasons which God has not revealed.” 1888 Materials.
Dr. Ruhling, by preaching against God’s words, is leading people away from God.
1888 Messages: Let none feel it his duty to make speeches in the presence of our own people, or of our enemies, that will arouse their combativeness and they take your words and construe them in such a way that you are charged with being rebellious to the government, for this will close the door of access to the people.
The Southern Missionary 1904-03-01: They (God’s people) are to purify themselves even as Christ is pure. When they understand fully the meaning of the prayer recorded in the seventeenth chapter of John, they will be so closely united with Christ that there will be no place in their minds for the speculative theories that spring out of nothingness and end in nothingness.
May we each read John 17 contemplatively today, and reflect deeply on what it means to be one with Christ, and one with each other, and leave all conspiracy theories behind.