Dear Great Hope Editors;


In your FAQ on your web site you make the following statement :


Who is the antichrist?

Seventh-day Adventists regard Satan, the author of rebellion in heaven, as the antichrist par excellence, and identify him as the “mystery of iniquity” (2 Thessalonians 2:7) who throughout history has sought to use an assortment of tools to undermine the authority of Christ.

By claiming to be God and deceiving people by his miracles, by utilizing religious systems and leaders who undermine God's law, substituting it with human invention or tradition or by leading people to deny that Jesus is the Christ, Seventh-day Adventists ultimately believe that Satan is the power behind such individuals or systems in the past, present and future.

Adventist theology has called “spiritualism” the “manifestation of antichrist" as well as having applied the word "antichrist" to the system of the papacy. However, the Seventh-day Adventist Church does not attribute the term "antichrist" to any specific person."


Is that "true" that the "Seventh Day Adventist Church does not attribute the term "antichrist" to any specific person."


If that be "true", then why did the Holy Spirit say :

 "In the counsels of the synagogue of Satan it was determined to obliterate the sign of allegiance to God in the world. Antichrist, the man of sin, exalted himself as supreme in the earth, and through him Satan has worked in a masterly way to create rebellion against the law of God and against the memorial of His created works. Is this not sin and iniquity?
{ST, March 12, 1894 par. 3} 
Obviously; your statement is not "true" for no one can honestly deny that it is through the Catholic Popes that Satan worked to change the day of rest from the Seventh Day to the first day of the week !
True Seventh Day Adventists do identify the Pope of the Catholic Church as the "Antichrist".
You have not just lied to the millions of people who are receiving the book "The Great Hope", but like Ananias & Sapphira;
"you have lied to the Holy Ghost !
Further; The Holy Spirit said:
"In the very time in which we live The Lord has called His people and has given them a message to bear. He has called them to expose the wickedness of the man of sin who has made the Sunday Law a distinctive power, who has thought to change times and laws, and to oppress the people of God who stand firmly to honor Him by keeping the only true Sabbath, The Sabbath of Creation, as holy unto The Lord."
 Testimonies to Ministers, p. 118. (1903)  {Ev 233.2} 
"There is one pointed out in prophecy as the man of sin. He is the representative of Satan. Taking the suggestions of Satan concerning The Law of God, which is as unchangeable as His throne, this man of sin comes in and represents to the world that he has changed that Law, and that the first day of the week instead of the seventh is now The Sabbath. Professing infallibility, he claims the right to change The Law of God to suit his own purposes. By so doing, he exalts himself above God, and leaves the world to infer that God is fallible. If it were indeed true that God had made a rule of government that needed to be changed, it would certainly show fallibility.  {7BC 910.3} 
The Testimony of The Spirit is:
 Psalm 89:34 "My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips."  
 O' yes, True Seventh Day Adventists do indeed Identify the Pope of the Papacy as the antichrist as did Martin Luther and many other Protestant Reformers ! I really do feel sorry for you that you have, "departed from the faith once delivered unto the saints"  !  Like the Pope you have "exalted your word" above the Word of God and rejected  the Testimony of His Spirit ! God's people need to know the deception you have practiced upon them and the people who have the book from which you removed a part of God's Word in spite of the warning in the book of Revelation as to what happens to those who "add" or "take away" from this Prophecy !  You even removed a whole chapter 35 regarding the Papacy !  Therefore; this is a communication that will be placed on the world web  for  all the world to read
You would do well to remember an old saying that; "You can deceive some of the people all the time, but you can not deceive all the people all the time, and you surely can not deceive God. It is Written  in the book and will haunt you when your  name comes up for final judgment !
I pray that you will be motivated to apologize to the whole world for this TREASON against Christ !
In Love for Your souls,
Richard Weber