Does God Care What You Wear?

Let us start by saying, the Dress Reform is a very small part of a very big picture, however God has clearly designed it as a blessing for our people.

The dress reform was among the minor things that were to make up the great reform in health, and never should have been urged as a testing truth necessary to salvation. It was the design of God that at the right time, on proper occasions, the proper persons should set forth its benefits as a blessing, and recommend uniformity, and union of action. {RH, October 8, 1867 par. 16}

So what is the real question?  We are really asking, does God’s standard of modesty change with the fashion of the era?  I think we can safely say no.  “Malachi 3:6  For I am the LORD, I change not;”

It can be a difficult thing in this day and age to be as God would have us be, but does this mean we should compromise on God’s standard?  This is what Ellen White has to say on the subject of dress:

Many who profess to believe the Testimonies live in neglect of the light given. The dress reform is treated by some with great indifference and by others with contempt, because there is a cross attached to it. For this cross I thank God. It is just what we need to distinguish and separate God’s commandment-keeping people from the world. The dress reform answers to us as did the ribbon of blue to ancient Israel. The proud, and those who have no love for sacred truth, which will separate them from the world, will show it by their works. God in His providence has given us the light upon health reform, that we may understand it in all its bearings, follow the light it brings, and by rightly relating ourselves to life have health that we may glorify God and be a blessing to others.  {3T 171.1}


So what is the dress reform?  More to the point, what is God’s standard?  Rather than post quotes showing you what you need to do in a Pharisaical manner, I prefer to give links to sermons which cover many of the issues relating to the dress reform, and putting them in context with the gospel.

Here are a number of sermons I have pulled together from many different groups (from mainline Adventist to independent, and even outside the faith.. they will be noted).  Please enter this prayerfully.  If you understand the 1888 message, you will understand all doctrine is of value to our salvation.

  • Paul Godfrey – Does God Care What You Wear – mp3 – youtube
  • Paul Godfrey – Do You Care What You Wear – mp3 – youtube
  • Dress Reform and Spirituality Dwayne Lemon – mp3
  • The Physiology of Dress Reform – Collins – mp3 
  • 2009-10-01 – Cal Thrash – 01 The Heart – mp3
  • 2009-10-01 – Cal Thrash – 02 Modesty – mp3
  • 2009-10-01 – Cal Thrash – 03 Gender Specificity – mp3
  • 2009-10-02 – Cal Thrash – 01 Heavenly Lifestyle – mp3
  • 2009-10-02 – Cal Thrash – 02 Heavenly Lifestyle – mp3
  • 2009-10-02 – Cal Thrash – 03 Heavenly Lifestyle – mp3
  • 2009-10-02 – Cal Thrash – 04 Heavenly Lifestyle – mp3
  • Is it wrong to wear a bikini? – youtube -fixed link- (note, this is catholic in origin, and doesn’t fully represent our views).

So, in short.  There is a blessing associated with the dress, however it is not a salvation issue (according to Ellen White).  Our family has found a blessing with it, others have found it a curse.  Basically do what you are convicted to do, and continue to pray an study and God will lead you.


What is the Latter Rain?

Deuteronomy 32:2  My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass

For those who don’t believe Ellen White is a prophet, the audio book “lessons on faith” gives solid biblical reasoning for these statements.  I also suggest you go to the FAQ section and watch the videos on “Is Ellen White A Prophet”. This statement is aimed at Adventists who accept EGW as a prophet.

I heard those clothed with the armor speak forth the truth with great power. It had effect. Many had been bound; some wives by their husbands, and some children by their parents. The honest who had been prevented from hearing the truth now eagerly laid hold upon it. All fear of their relatives was gone, and the truth alone was exalted to them. They had been hungering and thirsting for truth; it was dearer and more precious than life. I asked what had made this great change. An angel answered, “It is the latter rain, the refreshing from the presence of the Lord, the loud cry of the third angel.” – {CET 177.2}

The time of test is just upon us, for the loud cry of the third angel has already begun in the revelation of the righteousness of Christ, the sin-pardoning Redeemer. This is the beginning of the light of the angel whose glory shall fill the whole earth. For it is the work of every one to whom the message of warning has come, to lift up Jesus, to present him to the world as revealed in types, as shadowed in symbols, as manifested in the revelations of the prophets, as unveiled in the lessons given to his disciples and in the wonderful miracles wrought for the sons of men. Search the Scriptures; for they are they that testify of him.  {1888 1073.7}

So what is this referring to?  The 1888 message presented by Waggoner and Jones.  So if you want to receive the latter rain, go to the audiobooks section and download “Lessons on Faith”

Is Uriah Smith’s book correct on Prophecy?

Where did the controversy start?
Ever since Louis Were wrote his book in the 1940s against Uriah Smith and the King of the North, the SDA church has been violently opposed to the book Daniel and the Revelation.  So much so, that they released a “revised” version of the book…  Or in reality, they released a butchered version of the book that makes absolutely no sense.  Since then, many lies have been spread about Uriah Smith.

If the negative statements have turned you against Uriah Smith’s writings, I suggest you consider this text before you read on: Luke 6:26  Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets. 

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Time for a change

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Why the change of url?
because the content is becoming less and less that of Mark’s sermons, and more other sermons, it seems more appropriate to use the general title of a warning.  Mark’s sermons will continue to be available as long as God allows.

Where are all the Articles?
At this point I am unable to retrieve the articles, however, with the new back end to the site,  it will be far easier for posting regular articles.

Where are all the sermon videos?
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