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I have been an Adventist for almost 30 years and I have never heard the 2520 prophecy being preached at my church. Why hasn't it been a part of Adventist beliefs?

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There is a thread here specifically for this issue. This prophesy was rejected by the church for many reasons. The devil is the one pushing this teaching now.

The Church should be promoting JESUS ONLY and searching for souls to come to Him.  This is foolishness from another "man" trying to make a name for himself at the Church's expense.  Fail.

A lot of Adventists are falling for the 2520 doctrine. I wrote a book about it exposing its errors. The link is

Not Jesus only....BIBLE ONLY. There is so much in the Bible


The "seven times" of Lev.26 is not taught as a time prophecy in the Seventh-day Adventist Church because it was rejected as such by the founders of the church. It was studied and was not accepted as a time prophecy or as a doctrine and therefore is not "preached".

I agree John. I just finished writing a book on the 2520 prophecy and I mentioned that point you made. You can visit the link for more information

the book is exposing the errors of such a belief

Thank You :)

I have discussed 2520 with those who are at the forefront of teaching it. I know what they believe and the arguments they use. There are many questions they cannot answer. History, chronology, archaeology and inspiration all prove them wrong. This is why I wrote the book so I can help my Adventist brethren

I believe that the Seventh-day Adventist Church is right in rejecting the 2520 prophecy

Well, Ellen White was shown insight on this we have to refrain from picking up these false predictions or these people giving false timelines. 

Time of Christ's Return Not Known

Many who have called themselves Adventists have been time-setters. Time after time has been set for Christ to come, but repeated failures have been the result. The definite time of our Lord's coming is declared to be beyond the ken of mortals. Even the angels, who minister unto those who shall be heirs of salvation, know not the day nor the hour. ?But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but My Father only.??Testimonies for the Church 4:307 (1879). {LDE 32.3}

We are not to know the definite time either for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit or for the coming of Christ.... 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.... {LDE 33.1}

You will not be able to say that He will come in one, two, or five years, neither are you to put off His coming by stating that it may not be for ten or twenty years.?The Review and Herald, March 22, 1892. {LDE 33.2}

We are nearing the great day of God. The signs are fulfilling. And yet we have no message to tell us of the day and hour of Christ's appearing. The Lord has wisely concealed this from us that we may always be in a state of expectancy and preparation for the second appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ in the clouds of heaven.?Letter 28, 1897. {LDE 33.3}

The exact time of the second coming of the Son of man is God's mystery.?The Desire of Ages, 633 (1898). {LDE 33.4}

Ours Is Not a Time-setting Message

We are not of that class who define the exact period of time that shall elapse before the coming of Jesus the second time with power and great glory. Some have set a time, and when that has passed, their presumptuous spirits have not accepted rebuke, but they have set another and another time. But many successive failures have stamped them as false prophets.?Fundamentals of Christian Education, 335 (1895). {LDE 34.1}

God gives no man a message that it will be five years or ten years or twenty years before this earth's history shall close. He would not give any living being an excuse for delaying the preparation for His appearing. He would have no one say, as did the unfaithful servant, ?My lord delayeth his coming,? for this leads to reckless neglect of the opportunities and privileges given to prepare us for that great day.?The Review and Herald, November 27, 1900. {LDE 34.2}

Time-setting Leads to Unbelief

Because the times repeatedly set have passed, the world is in a more decided state of unbelief than before in regard to the near advent of Christ. They look upon the failures of the time-setters with disgust, and because men have been so deceived, they turn from the truth substantiated by the Word of God that the end of all things is at hand.?Testimonies for the Church 4:307 (1879). {LDE 34.3}

I understand that Brother [E. P.] Daniels has, as it were, set time, stating that the Lord will come within five years. Now I hope the impression will not go abroad that we are time-setters. Let no such remarks be made. They do no good. Seek not to obtain a revival upon any such grounds, but let due caution be used in every word uttered, that fanatical ones will not seize anything they can get to create an excitement and the Spirit of the Lord be grieved. {LDE 34.4}

We want not to move the people's passions to get up a stir, where feelings are moved and principle does not control. I feel that we need to be guarded on every side, because Satan is at work to do his uttermost to insinuate his arts and devices that shall be a power to do harm. Anything that will make a stir, create an excitement on a wrong basis, is to be dreaded, for the reaction will surely come.?Letter 34, 1887. {LDE 35.1}

There will always be false and fanatical movements made by persons in the church who claim to be led of God?those who will run before they are sent and will give day and date for the occurrence of unfulfilled prophecy. The enemy is pleased to have them do this, for their successive failures and leading into false lines cause confusion and unbelief.?Selected Messages 2:84 (1897). {LDE 35.2}

No Time Prophecy Beyond 1844

I plainly stated at the Jackson camp meeting to these fanatical parties that they were doing the work of the adversary of souls; they were in darkness. They claimed to have great light that probation would close in October, 1884. I there stated in public that the Lord had been pleased to show me that there would be no definite time in the message given of God since 1844.?Selected Messages 2:73 (1885). {LDE 35.3}

Our position has been one of waiting and watching, with no time-proclamation to intervene between the close of the prophetic periods in 1844 and the time of our Lord's coming.?Manuscript Releases 10:270 (1888). {LDE 36.1}

The people will not have another message upon definite time. After this period of time [Revelation 10:4-6], reaching from 1842 to 1844, there can be no definite tracing of the prophetic time. The longest reckoning reaches to the autumn of 1844.?The S.D.A. Bible Commentary 7:971 (1900). {LDE 36.2}

We also have to refrain from putting out a set time as the Bible definitely tells us that no man knows the day or the hour:

Matthew 24:36-44

No One Knows That Day and Hour

36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. 37 But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. 38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, 39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. 40 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. 41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left. 42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. 43 But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up. 44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.

1 Thessalonians 5:1-3

The Day of the Lord

1 But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. 2 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. 3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.

2 Peter 3:10

10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.

Revelation 3:3

3 Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.
So we need to be very careful about trying to make predictions on it or setting dates. It will all happen according to Gods plan, and we need to guard against being presumptuous and trying to put our stamp on it.


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