Finding God By Surprise?

From astronomers to archaeologists; from historians to atheists, people are discovering God by surprise.

“Have Astronomers Found God?” is a Reader’s Digest (July, 1980) found online. Archeologist discoveries support the biblical record of Abraham’s grandfather (Genesis). Historians support the rise and fall of kingdoms foretold by Daniel 2500 years ago. Famed atheist, Antony Flew, confessed faith in God after considering DNA complexity that could not have evolved by chance. Will geologists discover clues for the ”Big One” before it decimates California?

Seismologists estimate the risk of a major LA earthquake as 85-99%, LA Times, 10-22-15. Geologists have said the San Andreas Fault is “locked, loaded and ready to roll.”

Is it time for a ‘God factor’ to discern more than geologists know? A ‘vision’ from someone claiming God showed him may leave skepticism, even if on TV–seen here–youtube

But here’s a similar account from the founder of Loma Linda, now a medical complex…

The Judgments of God on our Cities

While visiting the school that she helped found, Ellen White, esteemed a prophetess by Seventh-day Adventists, had a vision at Loma Linda, California on April 16, 1906. She saw “houses shaken like a reed in the wind. Buildings, great and small, were falling to the ground. Pleasure resorts, theaters, hotels, and the homes of the wealthy were shaken and shattered. Many lives were blotted out…it seemed that Judgment day had come.” Testimonies for the Church, Vol 9, p 92 published in 1909.

In the same book Ellen White described a visit to New York City and “buildings rising story after story toward heaven. These buildings were warranted to be fireproof…But these buildings were consumed as if made of pitch. The fire engines could do nothing to stay the destruction.” The Last Crisis, Vol 9, pg 11-13.

Ellen White asks, “Are we to wait until the fulfillment of the prophecies of the end before we say anything concerning them? Of what value will our words be then? Shall we wait until God’s judgments fall upon the transgressor before we tell him how to avoid them? Where is our faith in the Word of God?” 9Testimonies for the Church, pg 20.

In her earthquake vision, Ellen White cited “evil-doers.” Why would that be? She wanted the school to train thousands with natural remedies and nutrition and she said “no” to requests for teaching pharmacology.

Dr. Richard Ruhling is a retired physician who taught Health Science at Loma Linda. He cites his father who graduated from Loma Linda and said about 65 years ago that 85% of his patients would get well, no matter the treatment, 10% he helped, and 5% would die no matter what he did. If you apply those figures to what Ellen White wanted for her school, 95% would be getting well with no need for MD visits and

The American Medical Association pressed the school leaders to become accredited. They needed to teach pharmacology, but when they asked Ellen White, she said “No” twice. On the third trip to see her, she would not discuss it, and on their return, they decided she didn’t say no. Loma Linda was purchased with her $5000 check mailed from New Jersey that arrived on the deadline, but it was hijacked to become a professional school, now with six hospitals and building more!

The Bible says, “Judgment must begin at the house of God.” Ruhling believes that Adventists will be blamed for the earthquake that may destroy much of the LA-Inland Empire when Hollywood’s perversions of love and happiness have warped not only the US, but the world, and begs for judgment of so much evil that pervades most cities.

To make merchandise of the body’s healing mechanism when people could be well if they were helped to identify the cause, is not what Christ would do, says Ruhling who adds, “In most cases, what we put in our mouths is what makes us what we are,” but it’s not easy to discover the cause when we weren’t trained about food intolerances and most people don’t want to change their eating if they can get symptomatic relief from a pill, even if risky.

For reasons beyond the scope of this article, Ruhling believes judgment is impending for 2018. He says, “the day of the Lord” will be signaled by nations against Jerusalem (Zechariah 14) with judgment on the US a month later. He offers more information at his website,

Richard Ruhling, MD, MPH was board-certified in Internal Medicine and had a Cardiology Fellowship before teaching at Loma Linda, He is author of Why You Shouldn’t Ask Your Doctor! and he is available for interviews and speaking. He may be contacted at His website is

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