Most often when a member of the Seventh-day Adventist church is warned about the Shepherd’s Rod message they are told that Rod believers are “off-shoots”, “separatists”, “followers of David Koresh“, and that they teach that “the S. D. A. church is Babylon”. Sadly, none of these accusations are true as the facts bear witness. Listed below and in the attached PDF is a compilation of statements from the original Shepherd’s Rod message that proves the point. Thus, all true and sincere S. D. A.’s are challenged to read for the entire Rod message for themselves to see what it actually teaches about Babylon and the irrefutable Bible proofs given that the Seventh-day Adventist church is not, nor will ever become Babylon.
Moreover, to attempt to drive us by force from our churches, then brand us as “off-shoots,” is an ironical paradox, the justice of which neither we can understand nor they explain.
As for their charge that the “Rod” teaches that the church is Babylon, we challenge them to produce the statement. And if they do not know what Babylon is, then they better read “The Shepherd’s Rod.”—Timely Greetings, Vol. 1, No. 3, p. 10
Furthermore, for them to persist in accusing us of calling the church Babylon, when they know all too well that we not only cannot be driven from the denomination, thus proving that we do not call it Babylon, but also that our every publication proves that it cannot be Babylon, — thus for them to persist in this accusation is to engage themselves in misrepresenting us to the people and tempting us to commit wrong — leave the denomination.—Tract No. 7, p. 56, 57
SDA-Church-not-Babylon–A Compilation of statements from the original Shepherd’s Rod.