A raging controversy of seditious conspiracies engulf the universe, in the grand conflict between Christ and Lucifer. Merriam-Webster defines ‘seditious conspiracy’ as incitement against lawful authority, portrayed in speech and overt conduct when two or more persons plot to commit an unlawful act. Seditious conspiracy began in heaven, continues on earth and will manifest in last day events. Adventist schools are not merely awarding academic certificates, but must impart coping skill-sets to enable survival in the onslaught of end-time seditious conspiracy when religious speech and conduct will be curtailed. Be fortified in the Word.
The First Wave: The crime of seditious conspiracy first occurred when Satan and his angels met and plotted, and sought by force to overthrow God. This attempt has resulted in destruction on earth, death and despair (Revelation 12:7-9). This despicable crime continues, for Satan is as a “roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour” (1 Peter 5:8). In the last days, Adventist religious life, conduct, and doctrinal speech shall become prosecutable offences as the dragon wages war with the remnant of the woman’s seed, who seek to promulgate the testimony of Jesus and who have the spirit of prophecy (Revelation 12:17). Guard your sensory entry levels.
The Second Wave: The elements of the crime of seditious conspiracy are laid out as one example in 18 US Code, §2384 (parentheses supplied from The Story of Redemption, White ,1911, SR 17.2; 18:1, 2; 19:1): “if two or more persons (Satan and his angels) in any state of the territory, or in any place (heaven and earth) subject to the jurisdiction of the USA (God’s Universe), conspire to overthrow, put down or to destroy by force (Satan warring God), the government of the USA or to levy war against, or to oppose by force the authority thereof or by force to prevent (the angels were marshaled in companies, each division with a higher commanding angel at its head) hinder or delay the execution of any law of the USA or by force to seize, take or possess any property of the USA contrary to the authority thereof (unwilling to submit to the authority of God’s Son,) they shall each be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years or both. “Indeed, the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life. (Romans 6:23). Be aware of the stealthy transition from seditious conspiracy laws to the loss of freedom worldwide.
The Third Wave: “The law of God, through the agency of Satan, will be made void. Religious liberty will end as religious speech and conduct become proscribed worldwide. “The contest will be decided over the Sabbath question, which will agitate the whole world” (Evangelism, 236 (1875). LDE 144.1).
Therefore, what manner of life shall we live now in all holy conversation and godliness?” (2 Peter 3:10-11). A keen spirit of discernment is a necessary curricular outcome. Let leaders, schools, churches and homes everywhere collaborate to strengthen our survival skill set.