“And no marvel . . . for Satan himself is transformed* (changed, disguised, masked) into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers (servants) also be transformed as the ministers (servants) of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works !” – 2 Corinthians 11:14-15
“The line of distinction between professed Christians and the ungodly is now hardly distinguishable . . . Church-members love what the world loves, and are ready to join with them; and Satan determines to unite them in one body, and thus strengthen his cause by sweeping all into the ranks of Spiritualism.
Papists, who boast of miracles as a certain sign of the true church, will be readily deceived by this wonder-working power (spiritualism) . . . and Protestants, having cast away the shield of Truth (God’s Word), will also be deluded. Papists, Protestants, and worldlings will alike accept the form of godliness without the power (ref: II Timothy 3:5), and they will see in this union a grand movement for the conversion of the world, and the ushering in of the long-expected millennium . . .” – Great Controversy 1888, p.588
“In that day . . . will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean, yea, from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you . . .
Then the heathen (unbelieving) that are left round about you shall know . . . that I the LORD build the ruined places, and I the LORD plant that which was desolate . . . For I the LORD have spoken it, and I will do it !”