In her apocalyptic book Great Controversy Mrs. White describes a frightening end-time scenario. The wicked Catholics and apostate Protestants join together to pass a law enforcing Sunday observance, and a death penalty is imposed upon all who worship upon the seventh-day Sabbath. Mrs. White describes in vivid detail what happens when the universal Sunday law is passed:
"As the time appointed in the decree draws near, the people will conspire to root out the hated sect [Seventh-day Adventists]. It will be determined to strike in one night a decisive blow, which shall utterly silence the voice of dissent and reproof. The people of God--some in prison cells, some hidden in solitary retreats in the forests and the mountains--still plead for divine protection, while in every quarter companies of armed men, urged on by hosts of evil angels, are preparing for the work of death." (Great Controversy, p. 635)
"Houses and lands will be of no use to the saints in the time of trouble, for they will then have to flee before infuriated mobs..." (Early Writings, p. 56)
I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left. Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. (Luke 17:34-36)Notice from the above verse:
While Mrs. White says the righteous will flee their homes before infuriated mobs, Jesus says the righteous and the wicked will be sleeping and working together in their own homes and fields when He returns.