Revelations Remnant End Time Movement
and the Persecuting Apostate Church
Many are asking who is the remnant Church described in Revelation chapter 12? Many Churches claim to be this end time remnant that God raised to restore His Commandments and lost Bible truths, but if they do not meet the Biblical criteria than obviously they cannot be. The true remnant however are revealed from God’s Word and from a very significant historical event that involved the entire world. It will help greatly if we first look at a brief overview of the history of the Church to understand what has happened and why God raised up an end time movement.
From Creation to the Remnant Church:
- God creates the World, Adam and Eve, and the Sabbath as part of His perfect plan.
- Satan tempts man and succeeds in bringing sin into the world so man falls and we now have need of a Saviour.
- Throughout the Old Testament Satan tries to destroy the Jews to cut off the seed and prevent the coming of Christ.
- Satan fails to stop the seed and Jesus is born so Satan through Herod has all the young children killed in an attempt to kill our Lord and Saviour. (Matthew 2:16)
- Satan tempts Jesus and fails miserably. (Mark 1:13)
- Jesus conquers sin on the cross and it is finished. (John 19:30) Satan has failed.
- Satan now tries to wipe out God’s Church by persecuting it though Nero. Christians are thrown to the lions and burnt at the stake but martyrdom only makes the Church grow stronger. All Satan can do now is stop as many people as possible from reaching the kingdom. God’s law is a primary target.
- Satan realizes he can inflict more damage from within the Church and so gives His power, seat and authority to an Apostate Church. (Revelation 13:2)
- Satan needs to attack God’s law and keep Christians living in wilful sin as no sacrifice covers wilful sin. (Hebrews 10:26-29) So Satan attacks the easiest Commandment but one very precious to God. The fourth Commandment defines who we worship so Satan plans to change of the fourth Commandment through Constantine in 321 A.D. in honour of sun worship and the Catholic Church who makes it law in the Council of Laodicea (A.D. 336).
- Satan through an Apostate Church persecutes God’s true Church for 1260 years and the Church has to flee into the wilderness leaving the persecuting Catholic Church ruling as Church and state. As many as 50,000,000 are tortured and murdered as heretics through the dark ages. The fourth Commandment is nearly murdered out of existence and Satan has achieved his goal and a major victory.
- Towards the end of the dark ages (1517) Martin Luther discovers that the Papal Church is the antichrist power and gives birth to the Protestant Reformation. (Antichrist also means in place of Christ as the Pope claims to be God on Earth.)
- The Catholic Church responds with the Counter Reformation in an attempt to have the finger pointed at either Nero or a future Antichrist. See futurist and futurism.
- The Protestant Reformation gives birth to many new Protestant Churches but they in ignorance continue to keep Sunday as the Sabbath.
- In 1798, Napoleon ends the 1260 years of Papal rule and they no longer have power as Church and state. They are now just a Church with very limited power.
- In 1929, Benito Mussolini signs a concordat in Rome giving back to the Pope, not the whole city but over 100 acres which is now known as the Vatican. The power of the Roman Catholic Church is on the increase again as the Bible says that the deadly wound (Revelation 13:3) that stopped the Papal Church from its 1260 year rule will be healed and that they are going to be given power back by the second beast and enforce the mark of the beast being their mark. (Revelation 13:12-18)
- God raises up an end time prophet to help restore His fourth Commandment by raising up an end time movement as His Remnant Church. (Revelation 12:17)
- TODAY, most Christians are unaware that this has all happened and Satan works hard to keep it that way and sadly, has been very successful, especially since many do not love God enough to want to know about this Commandment that defines it is God we love and worship. Most do not understand this important fact that therefore also defines it is God we give our allegiance to. Our allegiance is to God and not the Pope or even worse, our adversary that gave this Church their power and authority.
Our humble apologies to all Catholics but genuine love demands the identification of the antichrist power so that no honest person will be deceived, for eternity is at stake. While identifying the Roman Catholic Church as the antichrist power, we hasten to remind all sincere Christians that many of Christ’s true followers are still members of this Church. They are unaware of the great deception under which they worship. The Saviour died for them as well as people of all other faiths. The present is surely the time for love to be expressed in sincere action as these precious saints are called out of apostasy into the light of God’s saving truth. The following scripture is a plea from God for all His faithful children, that are in all denominations, to come out of HER as in a woman (Papal Church) as symbolically a woman represents a Church, and into His remnant Church.
Revelation 18:4 “And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of HER, my people, that you be not partakers of her sins, and that you receive not of her plagues.”
The History in brief to the Remnant Church from Revelation 12
In Revelation 12 we find God’s true Church described as a “great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars” in strong contrast to the “great whore” of mystery Babylon; “the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication.” Revelation 17:4. God likens His Church to a “wife” (woman) that “has made herself ready” for “the marriage supper of the Lamb.” Revelation 19:7-9, “Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife has made herself ready. … 9 And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb.”
Here Christ is the bridegroom and the Church is the bride (woman). The Babylonian woman who has “fallen” (Revelation 14:8; 18:2) therefore has to signify that “Mystery Babylon” represents a globally supported Church that has “fallen” away from her true lover, Jesus Christ, and from Bible truth and the law of God. The woman “clothed with the sun” (vs. 1) on the other hand represents God’s true Church bringing light into the world and once again keeps God’s Commandments (vs. 17) in loving obedience the same way the early Church did, hence the term remnant. Note how the 12 stars constitute the crown (vs. 1). The crown denotes rulership and organization. In the Old Testament you had 12 tribes of Israel and 12 judges and in the New Testament you had 12 Apostles and the final remnant that will be translated is symbolised by the number 144,000 which is a multiple of 12. It is unknown as to if this number is literal or symbolic but ultimately in the whole theme of things is not really that relevant.
So what we find in chapter 12 of Revelation, is Satan trying to destroy Jesus the “man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron” who has been “caught up unto God, and to his throne” (vs. 4-5). Satan of course failed and so he then pursues God’s true Church with a “flood” of persecution (vs. 15) through his agent Pagan Rome followed by Papal Rome which persecuted the Church for 1260 years (vs. 6, 14). Read “Foxes book of Martyrs” or research the Spanish inquisition as an example for some historical information. This is all a matter of history that cannot be denied. See also who is the anti-christ for very detailed information and proof. God preserved a remnant of His true Church by opening up the way for America to give refuge to those seeking a safe haven (vs. 16). Satan hates God’s surviving remnant Church that keeps all the Commandments of God (vs. 17). Satan through the Papacy changed God’s true sanctified day of Worship to a day that God abhorred which was used for sun worship and hence the name Sunday which has very deep roots in paganism. Satan knew this would be a day detestable to God and is no doubt why he chose it in opposition to God’s true day of worship.
Doctor Alexander Hislop, in his classic work, The Two Babylon’s, page 105, says this: “To conciliate the Pagans to nominal Christianity, Rome, pursuing its usual policy, took measures to get the Christian and Pagan festivals [that’s the Sabbath and Sunday] amalgamated, and ... to get Paganism and Christianity now far sunk in idolatry in this as in so many other things, to shake hands.” He says further: “A glance at the main pillars of the Papal system will sufficiently prove that its doctrine and discipline in all essential respects have been derived from BABYLON.”
“The Pope is of great authority and power, that he is able to modify, declare, or interpret even divine laws. The Pope can modify divine law, since his power is not of man, but of God, and he acts as vicegerent of God upon earth...” — Lucius Ferraris, in “Prompta Bibliotheca Canonica, Juridica, Moralis, Theologica, Ascetica, Polemica, Rubristica, Historica”, Volume V, article on “Papa, Article II”, titled “Concerning the extent of Papal dignity, authority, or dominion and infallibility”, #30, published in Petit-Montrouge (Paris) by J. P. Migne, 1858 edition.
“Most Christians assume that Sunday is the biblically approved day of worship. The Catholic Church protests that it transferred Christian worship from the biblical Sabbath (Saturday) to Sunday, and that to try to argue that the change was made in the Bible is both dishonest and a denial of Catholic authority. If Protestantism wants to base its teachings only on the Bible, it should worship on Saturday.” — Rome’s Challenge www.immaculateheart.com/maryonline Dec 2003.
In verse 6 we observe the woman (Church) fleeing into the wilderness during the 1260 years of persecution. For those who thought this woman is Mary rather than a Church, no woman lives 1260 years (vs. 6) and no woman has wings of a great eagle. (vs. 14) This is clearly symbolic of the woman “clothed with the sun” being symbolic of God’s true Church. This chapter is not totally written in chronological order like many books of Revelation. This can easily be seen on the matter of there being war in heaven and Satan being thrown out taking a third of the angels with him (vs. 4, 7). Chapter 12 is a brief overview of the following chapters of Revelation which progressively gives more and more detail of an Apostate Church that persecutes God’s true Church, enforces the mark of the beast and then God’s final judgment and Christ’s return. The time period of the Church being helped by the earth (America) was moving towards 1800.
So let’s look at the final verse of Revelation chapter 12. Parentheses are added.
Revelation 12:17 “And the dragon [Satan] was wroth with the woman [Church], and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ. [Spirit of prophecy”
Before continuing, let’s just confirm a couple of important points from scripture. Firstly, the dragon is Satan which we find in verse 9 and other places in scripture and as we have already seen a “Woman” symbolically represents a Church all through scripture as the Church is the bride of Christ. God also referred to Israel as woman as the Old Testament Church.
Revelation 12:9 “And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.”
What is the testimony of Jesus described in verse 12? This is very significant and thankfully Revelation 19:10 leaves nothing to chance in clarifying what the “Testimony of Jesus” is.
Revelation 19:10 “And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See you do it not: I am your fellowservant, and of your brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.”
We can also see the time frame from the following. The Papal Church rose to power in 538 A.D. and according to the Bible they would have un-interrupted power for 1260 dark years which brings us to 1798. In 1798, Napoleon sent his General Berthier down to Rome to kidnap the Pope and exiled and imprisoned him in France and in 1799 the Pope became ill and died. The Encyclopaedia Americana, 1941 edition says:
“In 1798 he (Berthier) made his entrance into Rome, ABOLISHED THE PAPAL GOVERNMENT and established a secular one.”
So now we have an approximate time of when God would raise up this remnant Church that would restore His Commandments since one was nearly murdered out of existence. Watch this short video for a true story on the death of a Sabbath keeper. This happened to millions of Christians the Papacy called heretics. Satan would hate this Church as he went to so much effort to change this one Commandment in favour of Sun Worship that was so easy for him to accomplish as so many Christians do not understanding its purpose and fight it with all their heart, might and soul rather than investigating its relevance and importance to God. Satan has achieved a major victory on the Christian Church here because the majority do not want to know about it.
“He is a heretic who does not believe what the Roman Hierarchy teaches.” — The American Textbook of Popery, p 164 (quoting from the “Directory for the Inquisitors”).
“The church may by divine right confiscate the property of heretics, imprison their person, and condemn them to flames. In our age, the right to inflict the severest penalties, even death, belongs to the church. There is no graver offense than heresy, therefore it must be rooted out.” — Public Eccliastical, Vol. 2, p.142.
So what Church started after 1798, “which keep the commandments of God” and “have the testimony of Jesus Christ” which is the spirit of Prophecy and Satan is making war with because they are restoring an almost lost Commandment?
This will be a Church that Satan is wrath (extremely angry) with and is making all out war with. There are more than 500 denominations of Sabbath keeping Churches and counting that keep all Ten Commandments of God but this Church will no doubt be the most recognized and a worldwide movement and it will be a Church that will have the spirit of prophecy. This narrows it down very significantly. Revelation says that in the end Satan will deceive the whole earth. In order for our adversary to achieve this, he needs to come against any Church that understands end time Bible prophecy with the force of a nuclear explosion. Satan will not do much to attack anyone with out the truth but it should be abundantly clear to us that he will attack truth and especially Churches with major end time prophetic truth. So how many Churches have the spirit of prophecy, preach and understand end time prophecy, keep all Ten Commandments of God and have Satan attacking them through web sites and rumours and every other means he can think of?
Any mention of end times prophets nowadays always meets with a lot of scepticism and opposition and in the same way Satan will attack God’s ends time movement, he would naturally have nuclear war heads targeted at any genuine end time prophet also. We should expect this and not be too quick to assume them false. If Jesus says beware of false prophets than clearly there will be true prophets as well. According to Revelation 12:17, there IS by NO DOUBT an end time movement that God establishes after the 1800’s that does have a TRUE prophet and this should make it very easy to locate. If you rule out every single Church, than you have missed the real one! So name me one Church that keeps the Commandments of God and claims to have the spirit of prophecy and this person will probably a very significant person. I could come up with one who has a book that is the second biggest selling book in the world next to the Bible and does meet with ferocious attacks from the enemy. I found that if people did not understand what they said, they were accused of being false and most of the attacks were either false, rumours, ignorance on the Word, deliberate or just plain nit picking. This person is the most translated author of their sex in the entire world. This has to be very significant.
But let’s not speculate who the remnant Church is as the Bible actually describes a historical event that involved every denomination on the entire planet and resulted in a movement that is truly attacked by the enemy more than you could ever imagine. It has the spirit of prophecy and through this gift, helped all Ten Commandments of God to be restored again since Satan used the Catholic Church to change the Law of God as the book of Daniel tells us that they would do. (Daniel 7:25) It is a shame more people do not understand this as they would comprehend what has happened in regards to this one Commandment and how significant it is to God and why Satan changed the day.
The end time remnant that arose as result of this worldwide historical event is ridiculed for a mistake that was made in understanding a prophecy in the Book of Daniel. Interestingly enough, and not that it really matters, but this mistake was not actually made by them personally but by a Baptist preacher that came just before them. If this event was such a failure as the enemy constantly uses as a means to attack them, then why does God described this event in Revelation and say that this movement must continue preaching this prophetic message to the entire world once again?
This event that was anticipated by God and described in the very book of Revelation itself reveals the identity of this Church. The result was an immense surprise to us as we had also fallen victim to Satan’s rumours and lies for decades in relation to this Church. Thousands of hours of Biblical and historical research later our prejudice was finally gone. It is interesting to note that most of the web sites attacking God’s remnant Church are people that once belonged to the Church but misunderstood certain Bible passages so decided it was the Church that was wrong and it could not possibly be them.
One of the main attacking web sites was a preacher from God’s true Church who decided to place his own interpretations on a certain point, which they were told they could not do of course, and so were forced to leave since they would not stop. Now they teach that EVERYTHING they once preached and believed every week is now all totally wrong. You know something is seriously wrong here. It is not possible to one minute believe and preach one thing and then the next say every single thing is now wrong.
As a result, these people now devote their lives to attacking the remnant Church because of their own misunderstanding. What spirit is behind devoting an entire web site that is dedicated to attacking a Church because you disagree on a point of doctrine? You do not see this happen with other denominations so why this one? Because they have vital end time Bible truths and teach obedience to the Law of God in love and it is a Church established by God. The result is what God said would happen. Satan is making war with God’s remnant and this is one way he achieves this. We have personally chosen not to become members of this Church due the enemy’s attacks on this Church and how it could affect the ministry God has given us, but if this does not concern you and you want Bible truth at any cost, than read the following inspirational story for the answer.
Who is the Remnant Church revealed
Have you ever gone through a time of great disappointment? A time of failure and discouragement? Let’s look at how God can turn disappointment into triumph, how God can make something great out of something terrible, how He can give us a new beginning. That can happen for God’s people as a whole or for individuals. God is indeed a God of new beginnings! And people who understand that can make a big difference in this world.
Throughout the history of His Church, God has transformed tragedy into triumph and disappointment into rejoicing. The revealing chapter for God’s true remnant is the tenth chapter of Revelation. The chapter opens with a glorious, mighty angel coming down from heaven. His face shines like the sun and a rainbow arches over his head. It’s another dramatic scene that sets the stage for an important end-time event. Revelation 10:2 says the angel “had a LITTLE BOOK OPEN in his hand.” What does this symbolism refer to? What little book could this be? What book of the Bible was sealed up? There is only ONE book in the Bible whose author was told to seal it up. Daniel 12:4 clearly explains that the prophecies of Daniel would be sealed until the time of the end. “But you, Daniel, SHUT UP the words, and SEAL the book until the time of the end.” Daniel 12:9 adds, “Go your way, Daniel, for the words are CLOSED UP and SEALED till the time of the end.” The Book of Daniel fits this picture precisely. It’s a book of apocalyptic prophecy like Revelation. It is the only such book in the Old Testament. It’s a book full of symbols and symbolic beasts like Revelation. But its meaning was understood only as the end-time age opened. Since its prophecies are aimed at the end-time, their meaning was sealed to previous generations. Daniel talks about a specific time prophecy which was sealed until the end times. It’s the longest time prophecy in the Bible, found in Daniel 8:14: “Unto two thousand three hundred days; then the sanctuary shall be cleansed.” Daniel himself did not understand it; then he heard a Voice say: “Gabriel, make this man understand the vision. ... So he [Gabriel] ... said to me, ‘Understand, son of man, that the vision refers to the time of the end.” Daniel 8:16-17. A study of this prophecy takes us down the corridors of time to 1844, the beginning of God’s last day judgment.
Four times in Revelation 10:2, 8, 9, and 10 John describes the book he saw in the angel’s hand as “a LITTLE book.” The Book of Daniel fits that description: it’s a little one of only twelve short chapters. Twice the point is made in Revelation 10:2 and 8 that the little book in the angel’s hand is “OPEN.” The sealed book of Daniel would be UNSEALED, OPENED to our understanding, at the time of the end. The “little open book” the angel holds is the book of DANIEL with its important end-time prophecies.
In Revelation 10:8-10 a voice from heaven tells John the Revelator: “Go, take the little book which is open in the hand of the angel. ... So I went to the angel and said to him, ‘Give me the little book.’ And he said to me, ‘Take and eat it; and it will make your stomach bitter, but it will be as sweet as honey in your mouth.’ Then I took the little book out of the angel’s hand and ate it, and it was as sweet as honey in my mouth. But when I had eaten it, my stomach became bitter.” What’s this all about? What did John’s encounter with the angel in Revelation 10 signify? In the 1840s, just as Daniel’s time prophecies were coming to an end, faithful Bible students began restudying those amazing predictions. And godly men and women in that movement did indeed unlock the mysteries of the Book of Daniel. They saw how the symbols and the prophecies pointed to “the time of the end.” They were very excited of course. They were thrilled to discover that Jesus was coming again soon and that they were living in the end times. The prophecies they uncovered were indeed SWEET in their mouths, sweet as honey. It was wonderful to see how all of God’s truth fitted together.
But they made a serious mistake. They tried to set a date. They set a date for the return of Jesus Christ: October 22, 1844. Jesus had said that no one knows the precise day or hour of His return. But these earnest people set a date anyway. They were excited. They believed Jesus was coming to take them home. And they waited for Christ to appear out of the clouds on that day with intense expectation. And when Christ didn’t return they were crushed. The world seemed dark indeed. They were bitterly disappointed. Now those prophecies, having been digested, seemed terribly BITTER in their stomachs. The sweetness of discovery was gone. The bitterness of disillusionment threatened to snuff their faith out.
So what did God do to these people who misunderstood this one point in prophecy, these people who looked like fools in the eyes of the world? Did He turn His back on them or abandon them? No, God kept revealing things, kept enlightening them, kept nudging them closer to the truth. These people had to grow as God had a plan. They had to give up some cherished assumptions. And God helped them do that, helped them see how they had misapplied certain prophecies. He helped them understand how certain events in heaven, in the heavenly sanctuary, prepare the way for the end times and for Christ’s Return. But through their misunderstanding of prophecy, God focused the attention of the ENTIRE world on the Second Coming of Christ which is also known as the Second Advent. All who believe in the second coming of Christ are what are known as Adventists which is not to be confused with Seventh-day Adventists.
What happened to these people who were so bitterly disappointed? They grew into a Second Advent movement that spread all over the world. They became one of the greatest missionary movements in modern times. That is what happened. And listen to what Revelation itself predicted as this was all part of God’s plan. Revelation 10:11, “And he [the angel] said unto me, Thou must PROPHESY AGAIN before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings.” Yes, there was bitter disappointment. But the call to prophesy would come again. The message would go out to the world, a message that hits home for every people and every nation.
That’s what happened to the great Advent Awakening. There was a bitter disappointment, but there was also a new discovery and a new beginning. That is what God does. He gives us new beginnings. Remember, this is exactly what happened at the First Coming of Jesus. The disciples thought Jesus would come to establish an Earthly kingdom. They thought He was going to defeat their enemies. They expected triumph, not a cross! After the crucifixion the disciples lamented, “We were hoping that it was He who was going to redeem Israel.” Luke 24:21. When Christ died on the cross, the disciples were bitterly disappointed. But out of the disappointment of A.D. 31, God raised up the New Testament Christian Church. God gave the disciples a new beginning, a powerful new beginning, a spirit-filled new beginning. And later, God did it again. Out of the disappointment of the early advent believers, God has raised up a movement to move the world. This new beginning is the most exciting thing happening on the planet today: The message of Christ’s soon return is going out over the world. Nothing quite this dramatic, nothing on this scale, has happened in the history of Christian missions. In Matthew 24:14 Jesus declared: “This gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.” This gospel IS being preached all over the world, and the end soon will come!
Revelation 10 Four times in verses 2, 8, 9, and 10 John describes the book he saw in the angel’s hand as “a LITTLE book.” The Book of Daniel fits that description: it is a little one of only twelve short chapters.
Revelation 10:2 & 8 Twice the point is made that the little book in the angel’s hand is “OPEN.” For centuries, the Book of Daniel, with its highly symbolic prophecies of eschatological (last-day, end-time) events, was considered an impenetrable book, CLOSED to human understanding. But God has helped more recent study and scholarship to almost completely OPEN UP its mysteries!
Daniel 12:4 There is only ONE book in the Bible whose author was told to seal it up. “Daniel, SHUT UP the words, and SEAL the book until the time of the end.”
Daniel 12:9 “Go your way, Daniel, for the words are CLOSED UP and SEALED till the time of the end.”
Revelation 10:9 The angel told John to take the little book and “EAT IT UP,” the way we digest ideas as we read and study them. (The prophet told God: “Thy words were found, and I did EAT them; and Thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of my heart.” Jeremiah 15:16.)
Revelation 10:9-10 When John ate the little book, it was “sweet as honey” in his mouth but BITTER in his stomach.
Revelation 10:11 The last thing the angel said was, “Thou must PROPHESY AGAIN before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings.”
Luke 24:17 & 21 Jesus’ faithful followers suffered GREAT DISAPPOINTMENT and DESPAIR
John 20:11-13 after He was taken from them and subjected to the cruel death of crucifixion. The disciples were “sad.” Mary was “weeping.”
Psalm 30:5 But God transforms tragedy into triumph: “WEEPING may endure for a night, but JOY cometh in the morning”
Satan would have us believe that the Ten Commandments of God are gone yet besides the correct understanding of New Testament scriptures in this regard, even Revelation makes is very clear that those who do not get the mark of the beast and belong to God’s true Church and enter into the kingdom, keep the Commandments of God.
Revelation 12:17 “And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the Commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.”
Revelation 14:12 “Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the Commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.”
Revelation 22:14 “Blessed are they that do his Commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.”
Some have chosen to avoid this remnant God established based on the fact that a date was set for the Second Advent. Why would they avoid this Church when, 1) It was not established till 20 years after this event and did not include the person who initiated the event. 2} Every denomination on Earth believed Christ was coming based on the Bible passage concerned, so if they are basing their decision on this, then shouldn't they avoid all other denominations also? 3) Why would one judge a Church based on what the entire World believed at that time when the Church itself has never personally made such a mistake? 4) Shouldn't they base their decision on what a Church teaches now? It is very sad that our adversary has managed all to often to sow these seeds into peoples minds.
I have no doubt that there is only one movement that came from this historical event that God predestined and through the spirit of prophecy helped restore His Commandments, and there is no doubt that this is a Church that Satan has nuclear warheads constantly targeted at for a very good reason. For those who would disagree this is the remnant Church, than please find me one that does match the criteria and DOES have the spirit of prophecy and let me know also. The Bible says there is ONE! If you cannot find another then you have only two choices. Ignore what is written in the Word of God or acknowledge this Church was established by God for a reason and so the main points of doctrine are correct. Most people discovering this truth typically use the internet to investigate them to try and find the truth. But dear brothers and sisters in Christ, you will not find truth from the deceived that Satan is using to attack His TRUTH. Jesus is the TRUTH and the Word is TRUTH. So please follow the example of the Bereans and there you will find truth.
Acts 17:11 NIV “Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true.”
Using their wise example and spending time with an open mind studying from the Word of God, you will be pleasantly surprised. You can find many good resources from this site that cover most topics that can be use to help study each point. If they match the Word of God then embrace them, if not you know what to do. Two examples are what happens when you die and the truth about Hades and Hell fire.
God started this end-time movement and described this major historical event in the Book of Revelation long before it happened, and has revealed many once known Bible truths to His remnant by the spirit of prophecy? Today they continue to preach this end-time message to the entire world as foretold, and I pray that you will desire to learn the many lost truths that God revealed to them and share them with the world so as few as possible perish in the end. Do this regardless to whether you become part of this remnant since salvation is NOT governed by the Church you are in. While this particular end-time remnant movement was established by God specifically, there is also a handful of what one could also call remnant Churches that understand these lost truths but have sadly allowed the enemy to attack in the area of the spirit of prophecy.
Select the following for a much more detailed account of who is the remnant Church. You can find all the main points of doctrine from this web site and recommended resources.