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Christian Sect Exploits Brexit To Recruit

Every so often, one finds a stack of leaflets in the mailbox, to swiftly move them to the recycling bin. Most are strictly commercial. Some, however, are more interesting.

It turns out a group known as Advent Books is “taking its message to the UK” by pushing a propaganda book, “The Great Controversy”, seeking to link the EU to Papal control starting with the Roman Empire. It is made available by mail order, online order or as a PDF download, completely free.

The great liberation from the grip of this international octopus, described as political but obviously referring to Catholicism, would (of course) be the Protestant reformation.

In other words, they are trying to recruit Brexit voters with some story about the Roman Empire, as if it necessarily had any relevance nowadays. Obviously, some structures have endured throughout the ages and participate in the political process, but give me a break; this is too transparent.

One might wonder who’s got the money to print this publication, potentially in the thousands, and send it out to people. Do they send these leaflets to just anyone, or is there refined targeting, ensuring that the number of orders is manageable?

There must be massive financial backing for this type of project.

 

Apparently, this book was being offered for free in the US as far back as 2006, using the same system. They must think the current rise in adherence to conspiracy theories is auspicious to casting the net.

In 2009 there were only 25.000 Seventh Day Adventists in the UK, more than half of them living in London.

As described in this BBC article, the “great controversy” is group jargon for the battle between God and Satan. It’s unclear how that can ever be correlated with Brexit and the European Union.

I can only speculate they are out to collect addresses so they can keep pestering those who unwittingly order the free book.

From the same article we find out the following:

  • There are impositions in the way they can dress;
  • They are not allowed to dance;
  • They are restricted from entertainment, aside from classical music; they are not allowed to watch films or listen to “dangerous music”;
  • They are sexual puritans;
  • Everyone outside of their sect is going to Hell.

But hey, they can tell you all about the EU, right? They just want to “keep you informed”.

One might think such a book can only be written by seasoned researchers; instead, it was written by the people described here by a former member, who was born into the sect and later renounced religion.

There is nothing in the leaflet indicating their intention to convert the recipient. It’s slimy.

In their own words (which I’m sure many didn’t research before asking for the book):

God’s work is supposed to be advancing and not receding. Here at Advent Books we are recognizing the problems within the United Kingdom and with God’s help we are addressing the need of reaching the millions of dying souls.

Just in the first 4 months of 2014 over 1.1 million homes have been reached and over 1500 books have been sent out.

Now we are planning to expand to reach more people.

Reaching the People of the United Kingdom…

Advent Books is dedicated to reaching the people of Great Britain. Over the last 11 Years 15,000 people have been reached and we are planning to expand to reach many many more people.

Advent Books is planning to wake up Great Britain through the Literature work, reaching more homes, more souls as quick as possible.

Would you like to Help?

Can You Imagine:

Every Home in Great Britain receiving an offer for the book The Great Controversy – Twice

Yes that is right every home in great Britain receiving the offer of The Great Controversy 2 times. And alongside this offer would be the opportunity of receiving the postal Bible studies. Great Britain has over 25 Million homes and already half of these have been covered.

It is our Job to get the literature out like the leaves of Autumn.

Other Denominations reading Ellen White Books

Can you imagine Pentecostals, Baptists, Methodists, Catholics reading books and compilations by Ellen White. Yes that is right it is our aim to offer books like Desire of Ages to other denominations inviting them to use them as their church study book.

Now is the time to act to reach other people and we as Seventh-day Adventists can reach other denominations through these books. Could you imagine when Easter comes Christians reading from Desire of Ages the closing scenes of Christ’s Life?

I can imagine this – lets go out there and reach the people.

Books available in Regular Stores

It is our goal to have Ellen White books available in regular book stores and retail outlets. To have the British public to be able to walk into their local book store or supermarket and pick of the shelf a Patriarchs and Prophets or Desire of Ages etc this will be a major achievement.

To know God’s books are available throughout Great Britain sitting on book stores shelves ready to be bought will certainly advance our Lord’s second coming.

How ironic is this?

A foreign sect, coming to “save the dying souls” of British people by claiming to educate them on what they perceive as their effort to remove foreign domination.

Right-wing Pro-Brexit Hypocrisy: Ignoring Scotland’s Will For Independence

Long title, concise and annoying reality.

If you frequent platforms claimed to be based on free speech, nationalism and the free determination of a nation’s fate, you might’ve come across articles, videos and memes proclaiming “the UK has taken its independence back from the European Union”.

Moreover, if you are not based in the UK, you might not be aware that only England and Wales overwhelmingly voted for Brexit, whilst Scotland and Northern Ireland voted against it (in Scotland, this being the dominant vote).

Where is Scotland’s right to self-determination in this equation, where the promoters of Brexit are concerned?

The irony would be far less poignant if this weren’t about self-determination in the first place. Apparently, some are so happy to start lowering the coffin of the European Union they keep circulating material which portrays the whole of the UK going in the same direction, although they know this not to be the state of affairs.

Some understand better than others that the current fascination with the far-right and dismantling the EU is, at a popular level, not only rooted in opposition to Brussels dominating countries financially, but in the desire to close the borders and limit freedom of movement, as well as purge countries of foreigners.

Although doubtlessly, there are many who want this change for purely administrative reasons, kick all these foreigners out is a venial drive for a lot of people, especially in England. Fervid Trump supporters, in Europe or the US (or elsewhere) seem to share this obsession with isolationism, some claiming “Scotland is the new Sweden”, in terms of the leftist political direction it seems to be taking.

They fully ignore, however, the fact that in recent decades, many people have built their lives around the freedom of movement they took for granted, as if it would always be there. Things have gone way too far to be radically changed now, without turning the lives of individuals completely upside-down. Matters are no longer as simple as “just close the borders again”.

Nationalism in Scotland is different that its counterpart in other European countries, in terms of not being rooted in right-wing isolationism.

It is a separate and unique phenomenon.

It is, nonetheless, nationalism – in its true meaning, which is not by default associated with conservative politics.