Why you should avoid the Noblesse Band- Exposing the Cult Behind the Music

The Band

The Noblesse band is composed of three ladies who are gaining popularity on Youtube, Facebook and among some Evangelical Christian circles. They are originally from Romania and they borrow songs like “In Christ Alone” by Keith & Krystin Getty, and sing renditions of Christian hymns that they borrowed from Evangelicals. Why do I say “borrowed”? Continue reading and you will see. 

With professional videography and sound recording, Noblesse sounds like a band that offers some wholesome music without the worldly “Christian Rock” so many contemporary bands sing. At first glance it seems like they are just like other bands such as The Wissmann Familyor the Pettit Team who are Evangelical bands, but behind the Noblesse band hides a dangerous cult

They look like a Christian Evangelical band- but they are not. If you look on their Facebook page you will see the members of the band come from a Seventh Day Adventist Church (SDA church).  

So who are the Seventh Day Adventists?

Aren’t they just another branch of Christianity?

Why should you avoid them? 

Behind the Mask-  Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Founder 

Ellen G. White was the founder of Seventh Day Adventism. She was hit in the head with the rock when she was 9 years old and it took her 3 weeks to recover. Since then, she started having “visions” and claimed they were from God and she was God’s prophet and her prophesies were “inspired” (source). She only had a 3rd grade education

Here are just a few of her many, many problems, deviations, heresies and blasphemies: 

  • Ellen White claimed to have visions from God she was demonically controlled and had numerous occult transes. Read more in the resources links below. 
  • Ellen White plagiarized extensively- and claimed to have written 5000 articles, 49 books and 57 manuscripts. The SDA church was sued on plagiarism in her book Sketches from the Life of Paul, and they lost the case and had to take the book out of print (Let Us Reason, 2012). 
  • Ellen White was racist-  She claimed some people like the African bushmen or Native American Indians were a combination between animal and man (source)
  • She forbade her followers from eating meat while she herself gorged on venison, fish, chicken, mutton stew, oysters, dried beef and bologna sausage! (source and source).
  • She made ridiculous scientific claims that costs her followers their lives-  she made “scientific” statements in areas such as pharmacology, medicine, zoology, geology, astronomy, etc. (source)
  • She made many prophesies that all failed  (source)

Behind the Mask-  Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Beliefs 

These are just a few of the many, many doctrinal heresies that the SDA have

  • They claim Ellen G. White’s writings are equal to the Bible, that they are infallible, authoritative and that she was a prophet.
  • They demand that followers keep the Sabbath on Saturday. They promote the blasphemy that Sunday is the day of Antichrist and is “the mystery of lawlessness” according to Ellen G. White (Conflict of Ages, by E.G. White, p. 54). 
  • They published their own version of the Bible “The Clear Word Bible” where they edited the Bible to fit their Adventist beliefs and cut out portions of Scripture that contradict them
  • In early stages, due to the husband of Ellen White (James White) the SDA denied the diety of Christ. But since they’re on a constant quest to be in the mainstream, they changed their views. 
  • They do not believe in Hell. They claim the non-believers will be annihilated- go out of existence. 
  • They believe the heresy that you can become “perfect” or reach “sinlessness” on earth (Seventh-day Adventist Bible Commentary, vol. 6, p. 1118)
  • They believe Salvation is by Sabbath keeping, doing good works and keeping the 10 Commandments 
  • They gain followers by promoting “healthy living” and telling people to become vegetarians, but they always hide who they are. They do not tell people they are SDA. 

NOTE:

  • The Jehovah’s Witnesses Cult are an offshoot of the SDA church.

NOTE: Christians do not worship on Saturday because we are not under the Old Covenant, and do not keep the Sabbath. We are under the New Covenant and worship on the first day of the week, Sunday, when Christ rose from the dead. The “Sabbath” and the “First Day of the Week” are two distinct days with two distinct meanings. Sunday is not a Christian Sabbath. If you want to read more details see here (Is Sunday the “Christian Sabbath”?)

 

More Resources about Seventh Day Adventists 

http://www.exadventist.com/Home/Intro/tabid/64/Default.aspx

http://ellenwhitefalseprophet.org/

http://www.letusreason.org/7thAd40.htm

http://www.eaec.org/cults/seventhdayadvent.htm

http://www.clearwordexposed.com/

http://www.exadventist.com/Home/Articles/tabid/58/Default.aspx

Life snippets

Funny incident: Two days ago we had an unexpected visitor. A stray chicken from our neighbors came walking around our property! What a surprise and commotion it caused! My mom chased it and caught it before it could get on the road and get run over by a car. We didn’t know where to put it, because it would quickly run away. So we had to make up a temporary chicken coop, feed it and give it water. It got quite comfortable in our coop, although it tried evading at first. Finally we hopped in the car and drove around asking neighbors if they lost a chicken!  

Something delicious: I’ve regressed to childhood lately. But before you judge, let me tell you that it is quite healthy, low calorie and irresistibly delicious! For breakfast I’ve been having some delicious organic cocoa bunny cereal. I cannot stop eating them! 

Currently Reading: The Boys in The Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Olympics. It’s an interesting and inspiring story. I almost wanted to take up rowing (on a rowing machine) as a great way to exercise! But then my dad pointed out that rowers get really bad spine problems and joints (shoulder, hip etc.) injuries, so I quickly changed my mind. I’ll stick to running, thank you very much. Have any of you read this book? 

Goals for this blog: On a napkin, sitting in the car one day, I prayed and scribbled some notes with my blog in mind. I had a flow of blog post ideas that I just kept writing down on that napkin. So now I have a whole list of exciting things to put up here, but I want to save them till I transfer this blog to a new domain. What are your feelings about this move, as readers? Does it sound exciting or not? 

Pondering on Scripture: I just finished the book of Exodus about 1 week ago. I am now in Leviticus. I was impressed by the artisans who built the tabernacle of meeting, because I am an artist myself. The chapters said how they did everything exactly as ordered and they did it to perfection. One of the chief artisan’s name was Bezalel. I looked up his name and it means “in the shadow (protection) of God”. How beautiful is that? I have pondered on that name often since then.  One time it even brought a lot of comfort to my heart when I had a bout of worry, and then the name came to mind and I was reminded how I am under the protection of God Almighty because I am His child. What have you been reading from Scripture that has been encouraging?

Hymn in my heart:  I’ve enjoyed singing this hymn lately “I Heard the voice of Jesus say“. Very expressive, rich and comforting hymn. What music has been inspiring you lately? 

If I could: I would head out and travel. I would go back to visit Colorado and nestle deep in the mountains for awhile and smell the alpine air. I want to see the Ark built by Ken Ham in Kentucky. Have any of you been to the Ark yet? 

This weekend: I am attending a neighbor’s annual fall bbq gathering on Saturday and look forward to my sister’s delicious marble cake. I’m also applying to a job and praying that God’s will be done. I am also tidying up the yard a bit, and it’s quite nice to see fall coming around although I do miss summer. What are you doing this weekend? 

 

Product Review: Bend Soap Company

Located in the beautiful Northwest, I present to you Bend Soap Company! It is a family owned business by the Johnson Family in Oregon. From martial artist, skydiver and scuba diver (Mr. Johnson), and hobby fish farm (Mrs. Johnson), to running a business on a 60-acre goat farm in Oregon, the Johnson family have organic products I recommend to my readers to check out!

Let me also mention they have 7 little boys and 1 girl! Wow, 👏 Family teamwork right there! 💪@bendsoapcompany. The story of how they started the business and work together is just as lovely as their products. 


I tried their Grapefruit deodorant, and I use it now when I go to work. It is lightly deliciously scented appropriate for both men and women. Their deodorant is FREE of parabens, synthetic dyes, preservatives or anything icky.

I also recommend their Sweet Orange goat milk soap. It is a dream! The soap makes good suds and leaves your skin hydrated and soft. It does not contain any harsh chemicals you find in commercial soaps you get from the store.

As a registered nurse, I highly recommend these products for those with sensitive skin, eczema and other issues. They have lotions, soaps, lip balm, deodorants and scrubs made with simple, natural non-GMO ingredients, and goat milk off their farm. You can find their products in health stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Kansas, South Carolina, California and Washington. They also ship internationally! I love that they put a personal note in their packages and their customer service is friendly, professional, on point 👌. They get an A+ from this RN

The Johnson family also welcome visitors to their goat farm in Bend, Oregon where you can see how their goats are raised and how they run the business.

Check out their website for more information and to see their gift baskets, coupons and gift cards you can get!

P.S. Remember I mentioned a new domain name and exciting new changes coming to the blog? Well, I’m still not quite there yet, the process will be a little slower than I thought but, sit tight, and you’ll see new surprises coming up🙂

Midweek (weekend) Music XVII: Stand for Truth

Be on the alert, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. 1 Cor 16:13

These past few weekends I’ve been at work all the time, even Sundays. Not that I wanted to, but because that is how the situation was. There was little time to spend on other things. So this Monday will serve as a Saturday by God’s grace, and tomorrow I look forward to Sunday at church! It has been a busy and blessed time. Also I have in plan a LOT of new things for this blog, and one of them is also transferring it to a new domain name that I have! 

Until then, I’m catching up on Midweek Music series. I want to share one of my favorite songs from the Wissmann family. It calls all believers to “stand for truth” to stand for what is Biblical, correct and God-pleasing even though it is hard. And let me tell you- these days it can be hard! You will be ostracized, shunned, feel friendless and alone, but the reward will be great! And it is better to have enemies than not to be in line with God’s Word. 

Here are thoughts related to standing for truth (Song is at the end!) : 

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Product Review: Bella Vado Natural

As you know, natural living is something I consistently pursue. No, I’m not a green-peacer nor an eccentric fanatic, just a regular newly licensed nurse with an awareness and passion for a healthy lifestyle that includes all aspects of life. 

I tried making my own stuff, like lotions and what-not. Especially lotions. I use hand lotion literally every day. I can’t stand having dry hands. But making my own stuff didn’t work out.

THEN, I found it! The perfect lotion! 

Presenting Bella Vado! I am proud to partner with Bella Vado to present to you their products! This is a family-owned business, where the parents and children work together on a huge avocado grove. They make high quality, raw, cold-pressed avocado oil, and a variety of products including lotion, soaps, skin serum, lip balm, body wash, and face wash. 

 

Here is why I LOVE their lotion! 

  • If you look on the ingredients list, you will see that 90% of the list includes plants and oils. There are no unwanted chemicals like potassium, parabens, artificial colors, or other preservatives like formaldehyde. I give Bella Vado a rating of 10 for keeping their products so chemical-free, because other products out there use the term “natural” but the ingredients list shows otherwise. Always check the label! 
  • Bella Vado lotion is food-grade lotion! It’s so natural- you could basically eat it! 
  • They use non-GMO avocado oil, raw, unrefined, cold-pressed for the lotion! Avocado oil is even better than coconut oil for feeding the skin, the largest organ of your body
  • It is luxuriously smooth and silky, and leaves no residue or grease on your hands
  • They have a variety of fragrances, such as Passion fruit (My favorite), Lavendar, Jasmine and Honey Almond, as well as an unscented lotion
  • The price is great, compared to other natural products out there! I purchased mine for $9.99 at a local store, and they sell it for $13.oo for 5.5 fl oz. bottle on their website 

I have yet to try all their other products, and I am sure they are of the same high quality as their lotion! I’m a fan! 

If you are looking for a heart-healthy cooking oil, check out their avocado oils. Bella Vado also has unique flavored oils such as “Garlic Avocado Oil” or “Lemon Avocado Oil”, or “Jalapeno Avocado Oil”. 

To find out more about their company and how they started, check out this short video: Green Goddess Goes to Market.

Head over to their website to order your lotion today! http://www.bellavado.com

 

Note: Bella Vado agreed to send me one of their products in exchange for my honest review 

 

 

Practical Tips: How not to care about what people think (PART 2)

Continuing from (Part 1), 

Many people have this inner struggle of worrying about the opinion of others. It pops up occasionally in everyone’s life, whether we know it or not. 

Here are some practical tips to overcome the struggle. Please read all the Bible verses because they are the most important, core tips! :) 

 

Finding out God’s will for your life and embracing it

However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth (John 16:13)

When you pray and seek God’s perfect will for your life, you will have a clear direction and purpose in your life. This will enable you to remain unshaken when people come at you with opinions or when you are tempted to live in a way that is not according to God’s will.

Not watching television 

Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them (Ephesians 5:11)
Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul. (1 Peter 2:11)

Television is filled with filth. Also a lot of social media has a way of creating ungratefulness and comparison. It also raises sinful desires in people, causing them to want to pursue fleshly ambitions. Staying away from them will keep your mind clear.

Basing your choices on Biblical standards not cultural trends 

Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. (James 4:4)

Abstain from every form of evil. (1 Thess 5:22)

Going along with cultural trends keeps you from being yourself. You are trying to fit in the crowd. It is also dishonoring to God and sinful. Your life choices should reflect Biblical standards, and then whatever people may say, you will be right, because it is based on God’s Word!

Recognizing that as a Christian you are different than people in the world

And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever. (1 John 2:17)
But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ (Philippians 3:20)
Even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, (Ephesians 1:4-5)

You will be judged by non-believers and it may be uncomfortable at times. But you have to remember you are always different than them. Live for what matters not for temporary “friendships” and approval.

Keeping a heavenly perspective 

Knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ. (Colossians 3:24)
I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus (Philippians 3:14)

Keeping your focus on getting a heavenly reward can be a motivational factor to live a unique God-honoring life, above the opinions of people.

Caring about what God thinks, not what people think 

Looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. (Hebrews 12:2)

Ultimately we should care more about what God thinks of our life, actions, character and accomplishments, not what people think. People do not have a final say on your value or life.

Staying involved in ministry

But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. (Matthew 6:33)
As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace (1 Peter 4:10)

Use the talents, abilities, resources, and opportunities God has given you to serve Him. Staying involved in ministry will keep you too busy to care what people think. It will keep you focused on what really matters, and seeking God’s kingdom will ensure a true rewarding life!

Practical Tips: How Not to Care About What People Think (PART 1)

 

I, like many other people, often find myself worrying about what others may think of me. This adds unnecessary stress and keeps me from being myself.

  • It later leads to bitterness.
  • It keeps me from pleasing the Lord, being efficient in things that matter- like serving Christ and living my full potential as He wants me to live it.
  • I can lose sight of His plan for my life by trying to please others.

Many people have this inner struggle. It pops up occasionally in everyone’s life, whether we know it or not. 

Here are some practical tips to overcome the struggle. Please read all the Bible verses because they are the most important, core tips! :) 

Immersing yourself in the Word

If you remain in Me and My words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. This is to My Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, proving yourselves to be My disciples. (John 15:7-8)

Being in the Word and loving Christ more than anything or anybody will keep you from worrying about other people. It is the right foundation, the right anchor. When you are preoccupied with His eternal Word, you will be so satisfied and happy you will not care of the opinion of people. You will have more wisdom and insight into life than worldly believers who do not spend time in God’s Word. God Himself will teach you and guide you how to live your life when you abide in Him. 

Knowing your value in Christ as a child of God

For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. (Galatians 3:26, 28)

When you feel down, or start to worry about how “adequate” you are- remember you are immensely valuable to God! And in the family of God there is no partiality, no differentiation, we all have the same status! Some may be more famous, richer, or more successful than you on earth, but ultimately we are all the same if we are in the family of God! And your eternal spiritual status is all that matters! 

Don’t be a people pleaser

…for they loved the glory that comes from man more than the glory that comes from God. (John 12:43)
The fear of man brings a snare, But whoever trusts in the Lord shall be safe. (Proverbs 29:25)

Why should we strive to get appreciation from men, glory that is temporary? If we try to please people and model our life in the ways people tell us to, then we will become ensnared– constantly doing what others tell us and becoming bitter. Live a life of freedom in Christ- seeking to please only Him!

Recognizing your uniqueness

I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. (Psalm 139:14)

You may not be the  “-est”,  like the smartest, richest, strongest, most organized, most beautiful, most successful, but you are the Only! You are unique. Your character is unique. Nobody will ever be you, or live your life. I really like this quote: “why try to fit in, when you were custom made?” Embrace your beautiful, unique, only self! And praise the Lord for giving you life! 

Claiming God’s Promises

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. (Jeremiah 29:11)

Knowing God has amazing plans for your life will raise you up over the words of people, over their opinions, suggestions or judgmental attitudes. You will have peace and joy knowing your heavenly Father has made you exactly how He wants you to be, and placed you exactly where you are supposed to be,  and gave you exactly what you need to be you, if you trust in Him. 

Avoiding comparison

A sound heart is life to the body, But envy is rottenness to the bones. (Proverbs 14:30)
But let each one examine his own work, and then he will have rejoicing in himself alone, (Galatians 6:4)

Comparing yourself to others will only ruin your Christian walk, steal your joy, make you bitter, and may lead you to decisions that are not according to God’s will. You will be pursuing different things (houses, cars, jobs, fashion, you-name-it), to compete with your neighbor. Comparison will make you ungrateful for what God has already given you. 

 

To be Continued…