>In the year 1888 Prof. Alonzo T. Jones a 7th Day Adventist Minister,
he went to Washington DC to the United State Senate Committee to argue against
the Bill proposed by Senator Blair in favor of the National Sunday Law,
this happened in the 50th Congress 1st. session May 21st l888. Mr. Jones
went alone following the counsel of The Lord as many before him did in the
history of Christianity, taking a stand against apostasy in agreement with
the book of Jude verse 3. The SDA leaders at that time did nothing to oppose
the pending legislation in favor of the National Sunday Law, while Mr. A.T.Jones,
a dissfellowshiped member of the SDA, took a stand alone for the truth,
without the support of the church. "There is nothing new under the
sun", according to the Bible.
He presented with the Holy Scripture, a wonderful defense in favor of the Fourth Commandment, and the Sabbath and spoke against the day of the sun or Sunday, and The National Sunday Law Bill. So, as a result, in 1888, The Bill was defeated.
Several years ago, I myself being a member of the 7th Day Adventist Church did have the opportunity to watch a video of "The John Ankerberg Show." In the same video Mr. Walter Martin and other Evangelical leaders invited the SDA Leadership to have a discussion about theology on the issues of Mrs. Ellen G. White's inspiration, infallibility, interpretation of Scripture, "Investigative Judgment", etc.
The 7th Day Adventist Leaders reluctantly went to the meeting, and during the show, they failed to respond using Bible Scriptures to the attacks argued against our faith. For the non SDA that had the opportunity to watch the video, the impression they perceived was that the SDA is a cult, and the SDA has no biblical answers for what they believe.And at that time, I had no explanation for the failure of the SDA leadership to respond to the issues presented by the Evangelical leaders.
A few years later, a friend put in my hands some copies of Mr. Alberto Rivera's comics, published by Chick Publications, and among the titles, he gave me the one entitled "The God Fathers" In the same comic, Mr. Alberto Rivera testifies how the 7th Day Adventist Institution, like other Christian denominations has been heavily infiltrated by the Jesuit Order, to the point of total control of all funds and assets. This is in agreement with one of the many dreams The Lord gave to Mrs. Ellen G. White. This dream can be found in the book "Testimonies To The Church" Vol. I page. 578. In the dream Mrs. White describes in detail how the infiltration began, and she even saw all of our goods confiscated by the Jesuit Order.
We must compare the testimony of Mr. Alberto Rivera and how he lived as a Jesuit, with Mrs. White's dream over one hundred years ago, and how she saw the same thing before it came to pass. The two together make the story even more believable. These gave me the total vision that we can not trust the SDA leaders, but we must take in our hands the work of alerting the perishing world, and this will vindicate the Independent 7th Day Adventist Prophetic Message, given not after 1844 as many believe but, which was really given 2000 years ago, by our Savior and I am prepared to prove it, with the Bible, and the Bible only at any opportunity.
The Evangelical Leader invited the SDA leaders to a discussion in which they offered no biblical answers to the Evangelical accusations. The SDA leaders failed at the opportunity to respond with the Bible, and to the questions asked concerning our message.
For this reason I want to call the Evangelical Leaders to a discussion without the participation of the SDA leaders. I consider myself an Independent Prophetic 7th Day Adventist, and under the same name, I am calling this meeting, extending an special invitation to Mr. John Mac Arthur, Mr. Dave Hunt, Mr. Jim Simbola, DR Kennedy, Mr. R.C. Sproll and others Evangelical Leaders willing to come to the discussion, to be presented in an EQUAL TIME environment.
The 7th Day Adventist Prophetic message has been maligned time and time again. For example: In 1997, Mr. Jim Simbola Pastor of "The Brooklyn Tabernacle", commented in his former radio program aired on WNCA radio station. He said: "Ellen G. White the Prophet of the 7th Day Adventist Church said that she knew what the seventh thunders of Revelation uttered". This was an incorrect statement, on the part of this leader. On the same day I called The Brooklyn Tabernacle, and asked to speak with Mr. Simbola but he was unavailable, and after many attempts to speak with Mr. Simbola, the secretary told me to wait a week or two for the tape of the program to return to the church; but three months later I knew what I was dealing with, and I never received any tape.
Also Mr. Dave Hunt wrote an article in the Christian Jew Foundation newsletter: "Message Of The Christian Jew" in the issue of May-June 1998, attacking the inspiration of Mrs. White quoting from 7th Day Adventist book's things that he doesn't even know, taking advantage of an opportunity given to him by that Ministry. I want to answer Mr. Hunt personally and all Evangelical Leaders, I want to respond to the barrage of lies and to the cowardice they display by speaking about and trying to degrade the SDA faith, without giving any opportunity for rebuttal.
Today, is the time for Evangelical Leaders to come clean on these issues; it is not time for name calling or character assassination but time to come forward with the Bible and be responsible by answering questions in equal time like children of The Heavenly Father. I will also personally extend an invitation to other Independent SDA Prophetic Leaders willing to defend our Message. Fear is a symptom of insecurity. The Evangelicals must come forward without fear to a friendly and brotherly discussion.
The following Evangelical doctrines, can not be proven in the Bible, these doctrines are: Immortality of the soul, Eternal punishment, The Rapture of The Churches, Sunday keeping, among others. I want additionally ask and respond questions regarding these doctrines, to the Evangelical brethren.
For the same reason the late Mr. Walter Martin and others called a meeting with the SDA Leaders, I am calling for a FRIENDLY discussion with the Evangelical Leaders with the following conditions:
1) Only The Bible is to be used for the discussion.
2)Mrs. Ellen G. White or Mr. C.S.Lewis statements are not to be used to prove doctrine.
3) An equal time environment must be provided for both parties
4) Matthew 10:26 Ministries is the caller for the meeting accepting or refusing 7th Day Adventist to the discussion.
5) Only Prophetic Independent SDA and Evangelicals are invited.
6) A place where both parties can attend at a convenient time.
May the Heavenly Father have mercy on each one of us, and may He prepare us for what are soon to break upon this world as an overwhelming surprise. This is my prayer.
Your brother in Moshiah
Jorge L. Franquiz
Director of Matthew 10:26 Ministries.
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Middletown, NY 10940
Telephone : (845) 313-0682
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We Matthew 10: 26 Ltd called the Evangelicals to a debate in these issues, but they refused to come clean on these matters. And this is very important to note, as they don't have Scriptural base to sustain their false doctrines which we are going to mention ahead in this page. The objective of the debate we want to have with the Evangelical Leaders is to prove that they are deceiving millions, and that THEY HAVE STRUCK LIKE GOD for too long now, and to mention all of our Bible ground to pronounce the judgment we do with CRI and to catalog the institution as a misleading organization, that is doing great harm to the body of believers.
Through the two great errors, the immortality
of the soul and Sunday sacredness, Satan will bring the people under his
deceptions. While the former lays the foundation of spiritualism, the latter
creates a foundation of sympathy with Rome. The Protestants of the United
States will be foremost in stretching their hands across the gulf to grasp
the hands with the Roman power; and under the influence of this threefold
union, this country will follow in the steps of Rome in trampling on the
rights of conscience...
"The Great Controversy" by Ellen G. White.
The Christian Research Institute or CRI the apostate institution that don't even know the difference between Protestant and Catholic doctrine, they attacks every thing that not compromise with Truth. When a profess Protestant institution calls Roman Catholicism Christian we can be sure they are working for the enemy and darkness is prevailing in the same institution. I never wonder why these apostates hate so much the message given to Ellen G. White. The pointed testimony given to Ellen G. White points to Roman Catholicism as the apostasy of the latter days. Also if you look very carefully to the tracts CRI has against the testimony given by Alberto Rivera, you will see how Protestants can not discern the signs of a the times. And that for sure they have been infiltrated.
New York July 21, 1998
To: Hank Hannegraf
President of CRI
Christian Research Institute International
From: J. Franquiz
Director of Matthew 10: 26 Ltd Ministries
Dear Hank: May the Heavenly Father keep you well and your family. This little note is accompany by "Open letter to John MacArthur, Dave Hunt, John Ankerberg, and all Evangelical leaders".
I want to have a debate with you on all the issues mention on that letter, and more. You are a well inform Christian in most of the problems hitting the Gospel today. I did hear you speak on Adventism, and also read your letters trying to explain YOUR side of the issues. But it is time people out there listen to BOTH side of the controversy. We can't judge any man unless we hear him, but this Christian principle have been violated with Adventism, time and time again. The time is now to call everything by its right name. I contacted John MacArthur ministries but they are afraid to come forward, to confront the light. Hoping FEAR is not in your agenda also.
Waiting for your response.
Your Brother in the Gospel.
J. Franquiz (Signed)
Founder and Director of
Matthew 10: 26 Ltd Ministries.
P.O. Box 2150
Long Island City NY 11102
phone 212 828-7391
>New York, October 14, 1998
To: Hank Hannegraf
President of CRI.
P.O. Box 7000
Rancho Margarita, CA 92688
From: Jorge Franquiz
Director of Matthew 10: 26 Ministries.
Dear Hank, this is the third letter I have sent to you, the first was
to John MacArthur, Dave Hunt, John Ankerberg, and all Evangelical Leaders"
A copy of the second letter dated July 21, 1998 is attach to this one. And this is the third letter sent to you with the same purpose of setting up a debate, between Evangelicals and Independent 7th Day Adventist.
I want to have a debate with you in all the issues mention on the first letter. But until now no even one Evangelical leader have responded to our call for a meeting between the two patties. I take this is as a sign that the Evangelical Leaders have not Bible support to confront Independent 7th Day Adventist. This is the last letter we will send to you asking for a debate. I always see how Evangelicals boast of knowing the "True Gospel" but the lack of any response to the call of our ministry for a debate shows on the contrary, Evangelical weakness. I spoke to Sam Wall in the telephone and he asked me to write this letter to you. Before Sam, I spoke to Tara your secretary and we were getting to something. But since Tara is not longer with CRI we have to start again and we got to the end of the road trying to find leaders willing to defend the Evangelical persuasion. "Fear is a symptom of insecurity" I want to add, please feel free to invite Walter Rae, Desmond Ford or any Adventist dissident to this meeting. Time is short and the people must know the truth.
Waiting for your response
Director of Matthew 10: 26 Ministries
P.O. Box 2150 L.I.C. NY 11102
Is Our sincere Hope that CRI come back to the truth and begin again to be Protestants, and stop defending the deadly enemy of Protestants, the Roman Catholic Church, and to remember all the people that lost their lives in the hands of Roman Catholicism. Also we desire all Protestants to come back to the bible and to abandon the five deadly heresies mention at the beginning of this page.
July 23, 1999
P.O. Box 2150
L.I.C. NY 11102
Dear Mr. Franquiz
Thank You for taking the time to contact the Christian Research Institute.
Due to the
many functions that Hank Hanegraaff is responsible for at CRI, only one of which is hosting the nationally syndicated Bible Answer Man radio broadcast, he is not able to personally respond to every communication that is address to him. Therefore, Hank has research consultants (like me) who assist him in responding to our constituent' inquiries.
As president of the Christian Research Institute, and host of the nationally syndicated Bible Answer Man radio broadcast, Hank routinely receives challenges to debate a myriad of diverse topics from organizations and individuals who disagree with his position on any number of subjects.
While Hank has participated in debates over the last several years, the incoming challenges are so numerous that it would be virtually impossible for him to personally respond to each and every challenger, much less to actually accept all invitations to debate. Were he to do so, there would be no Bible Answer Man broadcast, no Christian Research Journal, and likely, no Christian Research Institute since he would have to devote all of his time to debating as opposed to attending to his duties as president of CRI.
In view of the above, we must decline your invitation. Our rejection of your offer is due to Hank's workload as president of CRI, and should not be taken as an indication that the issues surrounding Seventh Day Adventism are not an important and worthy of serious consideration.
Christian Research Institute
(signed by Steve Parks)