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Short word study on the word "begotten": download and print the PDF here.
Another great short study on who the Father of Jesus is here
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Here are the verses for you to consider about the Bible stating plainly that there are TWO BEINGS that God, not three beings who are three Gods:


The redeemed can speak with both the Father and the Son (GC -676-677).

"We should never give to the world the false impression that Christians are a gloomy, unhappy people. If our eyes are fixed on Jesus, we shall see a compassionate Redeemer, and shall catch light from His countenance. Wherever His Spirit reigns, there peace abides. And there will be joy also, for there is a calm, holy trust in God." (Desire of Ages Page 153).



both
bōTH/
predeterminer, determiner, & pronoun
  1. 1.
    used to refer to two people or things, regarded and identified together.
    "both his parents indulged him"

1) "He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath BOTH the Father and the Son." 2 John 1:9

2) If I had not done among them the works no one else did, they would not be guilty of sin. As it is, they have seen, and yet they have hated BOTH me and my Father. John 15:24

3) Even he shall build the temple of the LORD; and he shall bear the glory, and shall sit and rule upon his throne; and he shall be a priest upon his throne: and the counsel of peace shall be between them BOTH. Zechariah 6:13

4) "Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him." John 14:23 Notice this verse only mentions two beings.

5) "And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it" Revelation 21:22 (KJV).

6) "And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof" Revelation 21:23 (KJV).

7) "And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the LambRevelation 22:1(KJV).

8) "And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him" Revelation 22:3 (KJV).

"Christ and the Father covenanted together; and Lucifer, the covering cherub, grew jealous because he was not admitted into the eternal councils of the Two who sat upon the throne" The Story of the Seer of Patmos, p. 217.2 (Stephen N. Haskell).

"He who is imbued with the Spirit of Christ abides in Christ" The Faith I Live By, p. 64.5 (Ellen G. White).

John 15:7 "IF ye abide IN me, and MY WORDS abide in YOU, you can ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you".

Q: Who does the believer receive when he is imbued with the Holy Ghost?

A: "All professions of Christianity are but lifeless expressions of faith until Jesus imbues the believer with his spiritual life, which is the Holy Ghost. The evangelist is not prepared to teach the truth, and to be the representative of Christ, till he has received this heavenly gift" 3SP 242.2; The Spirit of Prophecy, vol. 3, p. 242.2 (Ellen G. White).

"WE WANT THE HOLY SPIRIT, WHICH IS JESUS CHRIST.” {Lt66-1894 (April 10, 1894) par. 18} - EGW

"Christ is to be known by the blessed name of Comforter.” {Ms7-1902 (January 26, 1902) par. 10} - EGW

You will find the two quotes above here: text.egwwritings.org




The Author of nature is the Author of the Bible. Creation and Christianity have ONE GOD. All who engage in the acquisition of knowledge should aim to reach the highest round of progress. Let them advance as fast and as far as they can. Let their field of study be as broad as their powers can compass, making God their wisdom, clinging to HIM who is infinite in knowledge, who can reveal the secrets hidden for ages, who can solve the most difficult problems for minds that believe in HIM who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light that no man can approach unto. {Lt67-1894 (January 18, 1894) par. 18}

The living witness for Christ, following on to know THE LORD, shall know that His goings forth are prepared as the morning, “Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” By honesty, industry, with a proper care of the body, applying every power of the mind to the acquisition of knowledge and wisdom in spiritual things, every soul may be complete in Christ who is the perfect pattern of a complete man. {Lt67-1894 (January 18, 1894) par. 19}

He who chooses a course of disobedience to God’s law is deciding his future destiny. He is sowing to the flesh, earning the wages of sin, even eternal destruction, the opposite of life eternal. Submission to God and obedience to His holy law bring the sure result. “This is life eternal, that they might know THEE, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom thou hast sent.” This is a knowledge of such value that no language can describe it; it is of highest worth in this world, and is far reaching as eternity. {Lt67-1894 (January 18, 1894) par. 20}

1 Cor. 8: 6 But to us there is but ONE GOD, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and ONE LORD Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him. 

2 Cor. 3: 17 Now THE LORD IS THAT SPIRIT: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
















Claim John 15:7 "If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you".

"He who is imbued with the Spirit of Christ abides in Christ" The Faith I Live By, p. 64.5 (Ellen G. White).

"The Spirit of Christ—true faith." ST April 7, 1887, par. 5


"The Holy Spirit is the breath of spiritual life in the soul. The impartation of the Spirit is the impartation of the life of Christ. It imbues the receiver with the attributes of Christ. Only those who are thus taught of God, those who possess the inward working of the Spirit, and in whose life the Christ-life is manifested, are to stand as representative men, to minister in behalf of the church." Desire of Ages, 805.

"Christ declared that after His ascension, he would send to his church, as his crowning GIFT, the comforter, who is the Holy Spirit,--THE SOUL OF HIS LIFE, THE EFFICACY OF HIS CHURCH, THE LIGHT AND LIFE OF THE WORLD. With HIS SPIRIT Christ sends a reconciling influence and a power that takes away sin. In the gift of the Spirit, [HIS LIFE--THE SOUL OF HIS LIFE] Jesus gave to man the highest good that heaven could bestow." E.G. White, Review and Herald, May 19, 1904. Book 5, p. 42.

“Cumbered with humanity Christ could not be in every place personally, therefore it was altogether for their advantage that He should leave them to go to His Father and send the Holy Spirit to be His successor on earth. The Holy Spirit is Himself divested of the personality of humanity and independent thereof. He would represent Himself as present in all places by His Holy Spirit.” E.G. White, (Manuscript Releases Volume 14 (No’s 1081-1135) MR No.1084.

"The Spirit was given as a regenerating agency, and without this the sacrifice of Christ would have been of no avail." E.G. White, Review and Herald, May 19, 1904, The Promise of the Spirit, pr. 3.

John 6:29: Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on Him (Jesus) whom he hath sent.

"We are to ask blessings from God that we may communicate to others. The capacity for receiving is preserved only by imparting. We cannot continue to receive heavenly treasure without communicating to those around us." Christ’s Object Lessons, p. 142.3

“Bear in mind that the time will never come when the shadow of Satan will not be cast athwart our pathway to obstruct our faith and eclipse the light coming from the Sun of Righteousness. Our faith must not stagger, but cleave through that shadow. We have an experience that is not to be buried in the darkness of doubt. Our faith is not in feeling, but in Truth (Thy Word is Truth ! - John 17:17). None of us need flatter ourselves that while the world is progressing in wickedness we shall have no difficulties.

It is these very difficulties that bring us to the audience chamber of the Most High, to seek counsel of the One who is infinite in wisdom. He loves to have us seek Him; He loves to have us trust Him and believe His Word. If we had no perplexities, no trials, we would become self-sufficient and lifted up in ourselves. The true saints will be purified, and made white, and tried.” - 1NL p. 59 (Letter 58, 1909)

When perplexities arise, and difficulties confront you, look not for help to humanity. Trust all with GodThe practice of telling our difficulties to others only makes us weak, and brings no strength to them. It lays upon them the burden of our spiritual infirmities, which they cannot relieve. We seek the strength of erring, finite man, when we might have the Strength of the unerring, infinite God!

     You need not go to the ends of the earth for wisdom, for God is near. It is not the capabilities you now possess or ever will have that will give you success. It is that which the LORD can do for you. We need to have far less confidence in what man can do and far more confidence in what God can do for every believing soulHe longs to have you reach after Him by faith.

With your Bible in your hands say, I have done as Thou hast said. I present Thy Promise, "Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you."
 
     We must not only pray in Christ's name, but by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. This explains what is meant when it is said that the Spirit "maketh intercession for us, with groanings which cannot be uttered." Romans 8:26Such prayer God delights to answer. When with earnestness and intensity we breathe a prayer in the name of Christ, there is in that very intensity a pledge from God that He is about to answer our prayer "exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think." Ephesians 3:20.
 
     Christ has said, "What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them."  Mark 11:24. "Whatsoever ye shall ask in My name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son." John 14:13

And the beloved John, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, speaks with great plainness and assurance: "If we ask anything according to His will, He heareth us: and if we know that He hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of Him." 1 John 5:14, 15. Then press your petition to the Father in the name of Jesus. God will honor that name.

     The rainbow round about the throne is an assurance that God is True, that in Him is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. We have sinned against Him, and are undeserving of His favor; yet He Himself has put into our lips that most wonderful of pleas, "Do not abhor us, for Thy name's sake; do not disgrace the throne of Thy glory; remember, break not Thy Covenant with us." Jeremiah 14:21

Proverbs 3:5-6

King James Version (KJV)

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Habakkuk 1:5 (KJV) "Behold ye among the heathen, and regard, and wonder marvellously: for I will work a work in your days, which ye will not believe, though it be told you."

John 14:6

King James Version (KJV)

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me (Jesus the Son of God).

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart. Do YOU believe/trust in God? Believing is KNOWING that GOD WILL DO AS HE HAS ALREADY PROMISED. Do you KNOW and UNDERSTAND God? 


Here are the verses for you to consider about the Bible stating plainly that there are TWO BEINGS, not three who are God:


both
bōTH/
predeterminer, determiner, & pronoun
  1. 1.
    used to refer to two people or things, regarded and identified together.
    "both his parents indulged him"

1) "He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath BOTH the Father and the Son." 2 John 1:9

2) If I had not done among them the works no one else did, they would not be guilty of sin. As it is, they have seen, and yet they have hated BOTH me and my Father. John 15:24

3) Even he shall build the temple of the LORD; and he shall bear the glory, and shall sit and rule upon his throne; and he shall be a priest upon his throne: and the counsel of peace shall be between them BOTH. Zechariah 6:13

4) "Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him." John 14:23 Notice this verse only mentions two beings.

5) "And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it" Revelation 21:22 (KJV).

6) "And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof" Revelation 21:23 (KJV).

7) "And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb" Revelation 22:1(KJV).

8) "And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him" Revelation 22:3 (KJV).


As I read it several passages came to mind in addition to the four scriptures you mentioned regarding the mention of only two divine beings. These are found in the book of Revelation, at a place in the Bible where the universe has been restored, sin has been cleansed from God's children, and complete restoration of the work of Christ is revealed.
The Passages are:
Revelation 
1- 21:22
2- 21:23
3- 22:1
4-22:3
Please note the close repetition of those declarations. It reminds me of what was shown Joseph about pharaoh's dream- it was shown to pharaoh twice "And for the dream was doubled unto Pharaoh twice, it is because the thing is established by God, and God will shortly bring it to pass." Genesis 41:32
The principle is given in the first book in the Bible and again in the last book. God repeats Himself not because He is absent minded, but to establish in our mind the importance of what He gas just revealed.
It should be considered by us all that in the passages previously shown in the book of "The revelation of Jesus Christ" there is only mention and glory to TWO divine beings. Either that, or Christ forgot to mention to His servant John another third being. I don't think so.
Blessings,
JL

The redeemed can speak with both the Father and the Son (GC -676-677). 

Here is a great paper on the Final Events: 


--  WELL WORTH YOUR TIME TO READ IT!!! :)

"Christ is one with the father, but christ and God are two distinct personages." 5 BC 1148.2. The Upward Look, page 153.
 
"And truly our fellowship is with the father, and with his son Jesus Christ." All through the scriptures, the father and the son are spoken of as two distinct personages. You will hear men endeavoring to make the son of God a nonentity. He and the father are one, but they are two personages. Wrong sentiments regarding this are coming in, and we shall all have to meet them.The Advent Review and Sabbath Herald, July 13, 1905, paragraph 3.

1 John 5:1 "Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves the father loves his child as well."

"The Son of God shared the Father's throne, and the glory of the eternal, self-existent One encircled bothPatriarchs and Prophets, p. 36.2 (Ellen G. White). (Notice only TWO beings are mentioned here).

Even more plainly Ellen White warns, "The Father and the Son ALONE are to be exalted." {The Youth's Instructor, July 7, 1898 par.2})

"Jesus said to him, "Have I been with you such a long time, and do you not know me, Philip? He who has seen me has seen the father. How do you say, 'Show us the father?'" John 14:9.

"I and the father are one." John 10:30.

"The unity that exists between Christ and His disciples does not destroy the personality of either. They are one in purpose, in mind, in character, but not in personIt is thus that God and Christ are one" 8T, p. 269.

"For the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have "believed" that I came out from God." and see John 17:8: "For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me.

John 15:24 If I had not done among them the works no one else did, they would not be guilty of sin. As it is, they have seen, and yet they have hated both me and my Father
1 John 5:1 "Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves the father loves his child as well." Prior to Bethlehem: Proverbs 8:30 "Then I was by him, as one brought up with him: and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him;" 

Colossians 1:16

For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.

Hebrews 1:2
but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe.

Ephesians 2:18 For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit.
Hebrews 9:8 The Holy Spirit was showing by this that the way into the Most Holy Place had not yet been disclosed as long as the first tabernacle was still functioning.
Hebrews 10:20 by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body,

Ellen White: Before Christ came in the likeness of men, he existed in the express image of his Father Ellen White, Youth’s Instructor, December 20, 1900, par. 4.

"The Son of God was 
next in authority to the great Lawgiver. He knew that His life alone could be sufficient to ransom fallen man." --Spirit of Prophecy, vol. 2, page 9, also in Lift Him Up, page 24

1 John 1:7 "But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin."

"If we believe in Godwe are armed (Bible verse promises) with the righteousness (truth) of Christ; we have taken hold of his strength."  Historical Sketches of the Foreign Missions of the Seventh-day Adventists, p. 132.5 

 "The two expressions human and divine were, in Christ, closely and inseparably one, and yet they had a distinct individuality."  {ST, May 10, 1899 par. 11}

"The nature of God, whose law had been transgressed, and the nature of Adam, the transgressor, meet in Jesus--the Son of God and the Son of man..."  {17MR 338.1}   

"The message from God to me for you is 'Him that cometh unto me, I will in no wise cast out' (John 6:37). If you have nothing else to plead before God but this one promise from your Lord and Saviour, you have the assurance that you will never, never be turned away. It may seem to you that you are hanging upon a single promise, but appropriate that one promise, and it will open to you the whole treasure house of the riches of the grace of Christ. Cling to that promise and you are safe. 'Him that cometh unto me I will in no wise cast out.' Present this assurance to Jesus, and you are as safe as though inside the city of God" (Manuscript Releases, vol. 10, p. 175).


The gift of Christ and the illumination of the Holy Spirit reveal to us the Father and the Son -- p. 391 Fundamentals of Christian Education (p 1834) in SOP Vol 2) of the big set of 3 volumes excellent chapter on p.391 and 392 and 393.

It is SO important to understand WHO the comforter is - because it is 'life eternal" to know it IS Jesus that comforts us - not some third/person:

Ellen White on the Comforter: 


“We adore God for His wonderous love in giving us Jesus the Comforter” SD 124

 "The Saviour is our Comforter” 8 MR 49

 

“There is no Comforter like Christ” RH OCT 26, 1897

 

“He (Christ) is the comforter” RH JAN 27, 1903

 

“The Saviour is our Comforter. This I have proved Him to be.” 19 MR 293



 (The "Holy" Spirit is a person...God is a Spirit and He sends His Spirit through His Son into US. Yes, but NOT someone besides God or His dear Son Jesus - "He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath BOTH the Father and the Son." 2 John 1:9=it does not say three - both means two) IT is not some other person who has not "been there and done that" - he has experienced all of our temptations and trials. He did not send someone else to care for His little flock. Jesus sends us His OWN Spirit to encircle us and live in the midst of us to comfort and help us. The disciples had a hard time understanding the "Holy" Spirit also, as do many today.  The disciples did not believe the "Holy" Spirit was anyone other than ChristWe are not alone in this aspect of understanding Jesus being able to walk invisibly with us by His Spirit either. He is in the most Holy place advocating, mediating before His Father on our behalf and yet He is with us by His Spirit invisibly - walking beside us - and carrying us through our toughest times. Remember the famous poem? Footprints in the Sand?


Footprints in the Sand
 
 
One night I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord.
Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky.
In each scene I noticed footprints in the sand.
Sometimes there were two sets of footprints,
other times there were one set of footprints.

This bothered me because I noticed that during the low periods of my life, when I was suffering from anguish, sorrow or defeat, I could see only one set of footprints.

So I said to the Lord, "You promised me Lord,
that if I followed you, you would walk with me always.
But I have noticed that during the most trying periods of my life
there have only been one set of footprints in the sand.
Why, when I needed you most, you have not been there for me?"
 
The Lord replied, "My precious, precious child, the times when you have seen only one set of footprints, is when I carried you."

And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever--John 14:16 (Jesus often spoke of Himself in the third person...) Example: 1After Jesus said this, he looked toward heaven and prayed:  "Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you. 2For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given him.

There are a number of places where Jesus refers to himself in the third person. The most common is when he uses the title 'Son of Man' (by my count, there are some 78 times Jesus uses that title in the gospels!). For example Matthew 16:13 (NIV): When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, "Who do people say the Son of Man is?"

but He spoke in the 'third person' by calling Himself: 

For example: ‘The Father loves The Son and has given everything into His hand’ (John 
3:35). Jesus could have said, “My Father loves Me and has given everything into My hand” 
but that was not the way Jesus spoke. 

He never exalted Himself.

God expressly commanded us to, “Listen to Him.” That word ‘listen’ in this context, means more than just 
hearing Jesus’ words. That means to listen, pay attention, obey, yield to His authority as 
God the Father’s divine representative on this earth. If we disobey any directive given by 
Jesus, we are disobeying God the Father. ‘And so each of us will have to give an account 
of himself to God’ (Romans 14:12). We need to take Jesus seriously. 


The disciples could not understand how Jesus could go to Heaven yet be with them here too by His Spirit. If you have Jesus, you also have His Father also. 1 John 2:23 "No one who denies the Son has the Father; whoever acknowledges the Son has the Father also." I certainly do not want to deny that Jesus is truly the literal Son of God - he was and is not just "role playing" as the SDA church claims today....1 John 4:15 If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in him and he in God." 1 John 5:1 Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves the father loves his child as well."

 "At that day you shall know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you." John 14:20

2 John 1:9 Anyone who runs ahead and does not continue in the teaching of Christ does not have God; whoever continues in the teaching has both the Father and the Son.

New International Version (©1984)
"Whoever acknowledges me before men, I will also acknowledge him before my Father in heaven." Matthew 10:32 

Matthew 10:32-33

King James Version (KJV)

32 Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.

33 But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.

By denying that Jesus truly is the literal Son of God who God SENT from Heaven to reconcile us back to Himself, we ARE denying Jesus. By denying Jesus is the Son of God, we are denying the Father also. I certainly do not want to deny them! We need them both desperately! "He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath BOTH the Father and the Son." 2 John 1:9

Ellen White on the Comforter: 


“We adore God for His wonderous love in giving us Jesus the Comforter” SD 124

 "The Saviour is our Comforter” 8 MR 49

 

“There is no Comforter like Christ” RH OCT 26, 1897

 

“He (Christ) is the comforter” RH JAN 27, 1903

 

“The Saviour is our Comforter. This I have proved Him to be.” 19 MR 293


the doctrine of Christ -"He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath BOTH the Father and the Son." 2 John 1:9


Said the angel, "Think ye that the Father yielded up His dearly beloved Son without a struggle? No, no. It was even a struggle with the God of heaven, whether to let guilty man perish, or to give His beloved Son to die for him." Patriarchs and Prophets, pp. 63–65


This shows that Ellen White believed Christ to be the Son of God BEFORE Bethlehem.

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John 17:3 (KJV) "And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent."

John 17:3 Amplified Bible (AMP) "And this is eternal life: [it means] to know (to perceive, recognize, become acquainted with, and understand) You, the only true and real God, and [likewise] to know Him, Jesus [as the] Christ (the Anointed One, the Messiah), Whom You have sent."

Jeremiah 9:24 (KJV) "But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the LORD."

Jeremiah 9:24 Amplified Bible (AMP) "But let him who glories glory in this: that he understands and knows Me [personally and practically, directly discerning and recognizing My character], that I am the Lord, Who practices loving-kindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth, for in these things I delight, says the Lord."


God is the Father of Christ; Christ is the Son of God. To Christ has been given an exalted position. He has been madeequal with the Father. All the counsels of God are opened to His Son. 8T 268

Based on my intense study of this topic over the past 1.5 years, I believe Jesus has been MADE equal with His/our Father and His/our God for the PURPOSE of reconciling us back to GOD. Christ has been MADE equal with His Father for a short time - Christ has been GIVEN ALL AUTHORITY in Heaven and earth for the purpose of reconciling us back to His Father and God. AFTER the plan of Salvation is COMPLETED, then Christ will give His authority that he was given - BACK to His Father and His God - so that all things will be subject unto the Father and God of ALL. One Sovereign being who is the ONLY wise, IMMORTAL (meaning He can NEVER die) invisible God.

1Cor 15:28 "The Son of God was next in authority to the great Lawgiver. He knew that His life alone could be sufficient to ransom fallen man." --Spirit of Prophecy, vol. 2, page 9, also in Lift Him Up, page 24

There are many reasons that Jesus life ALONE could ransom fallen man: the biggest one that comes instantly to my mind is that Jesus' Father and GOD could not die, because HE is IMMORTAL. Immortal means He CANNOT ever die. 

"Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen." 1 Timothy 1:17. "But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him." 1 Corinthians 8:6 

"He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath 
BOTH the Father and the Son." 2 John 1:9

Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, andwe will come unto him, and make our abode with him." John 14:23

Is Jesus God? The answer of course is "Yes". 

God is the Father of Christ; Christ is the Son of God. To Christ has been given an exalted position. He has been made equal with the Father. All the counsels of God are opened to His Son. 8T 268 

1 Corinthians 8:5 "For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords many,)"

But does Jesus have a God & Father?

1.) The testimony of the Apostles says yes; 1Pet 1:3, Eph 1:3, 2Cor 11:31

2.) The testimony of Jesus says yes; Jn 20:17, Rev 3:12, Isa 49:4-5

3.)  The testimony of God the Father says yes; Heb 1:9  

Here we see perfect harmony from the Apostles to Jesus and the Father, all testifying that Jesus has a God and Father. 

Matthew 11:27 "All things have been handed over to me by My Father..."

Jesus has been made a God by His God and Father to be our bond, our surety, our redeemer, he has paid the price of our sin their (God and Jesus) great plan of Salvation. After this plan has been completed, Jesus will give His authority back to His Father. See 1Cor 15:28, which deals with, after the plan of salvation is over. 

"And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all." 1 Cor 15:28 

“Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. Ye believe in God, believe ALSO in me!”—John 14:1

God has made His Son equal with Him -a surety or a bond for fallen mankind- so Jesus has been MADE a mighty God, not made into His Father, the supreme sovereign GOD over all, but a God equal with Himself, until this great plan of Salvation is over.  1 Corinthians 8:5 "For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords many,)" Then Jesus will give BACK His authority as stated in  "And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all." 1 Cor 15:28  

This is a special JOB, (redeeming mankind or reconciling mankind back to His Father from Satan) God has given His Son, and His Son was in agreement and even volunteered for the JOB and even pleaded with His Father for this JOB. We (redeemed mankind) are part of Jesus inheritance, given to Jesus by His Father & supreme, Sovereign GOD of ALL. 

Jesus says in John 20:17 (KJV) “Go instead to my brothers and tell them, 'I am returning to my Father and your Father, to MY God and your God.'"

 

Christ volunteered and pleaded with His Father for the job of saving mankind. God was reconciling us back to Himself through His only begotten son! Do you think that the Father yielded up His dearly beloved Son without a struggle? No, no. It was even a struggle with the God of heaven, whether to let guilty man perish, or to give His beloved Son to die for him. 

Christ ALONE was able to represent the Deity to mankind. He who had been in the presence of the Father from the beginning, He who was the express image of the invisible God, was alone sufficient to accomplish this work. No verbal description could reveal God to the world. Through a life of purity, a life of perfect trust and submission to the will of God, a life of humiliation such as even the highest seraph in heaven would have shrunk from, God Himself must be revealed to humanity. In order to do this, our Saviour clothed His divinity with humanity. He employed the human faculties, for only by adopting these could He be comprehended by humanity. Only humanity could reach humanity. He lived out the character of God through the human body which God had prepared for Him. He blessed the world by living out in human flesh the life of God, thus showing that He had the power to UNITE humanity to divinity.

“It was a difficult task for the Prince of life to carry out the plan which He had undertaken for the salvation of man, in clothing His divinity with humanity. He had received honor in the heavenly courts, and was familiar with absolute powerIt was as difficult for Him to keep the level of humanity as for men to rise above the low level of their depraved natures and be partakers of the divine nature.”

Christ’s life on this earth was like the born again Christian’s must be—a life of perfect trust in God. He trusted Himself to His Father; we trust ourselves to Him. He lived without depending upon His perfect nature which He had set aside before He left heaven. We must live, realizing as He did, that of ourselves we can do nothing. We die to our old nature and live by Christ who dwells within us. Christ refused to use His divine (natural) nature!

We must never revert to using our human (natural) nature which is dead, which we must keep dead continuously. 2 Cor. 4: 10 -12

Satan tempted both Christ and us in the same way, by trying to break our relationship or dependence upon God. This is why we must constantly think positionally and not conditionally. Being justified, we are members of God’s family—a fact we must never forget. Whenever we do wrong Satan tries to use our failure as evidence that our position is not real but only imaginary. He also tried to force Christ to think the same way.

"And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen." Matthew 28:18-20

HOLY SPIRIT. Jesus said "And lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age" John 17:23 "I in them, and you in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that you have sent me, and have loved them, as you have loved me

"Cumbered with humanity, Christ could not be in every place personally; therefore it was altogether for their advantage that He should leave them, go to His father, and send them Holy Spirit to be His successor on earth. The Holy Spirit is Himself divested of the personality of humanity and independent thereof. He would represent Himself as present in all places by His Holy Spirit, as the Omnipresent. "But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in My name, He shall (although unseen by you), [THIS PHRASE WAS ADDED BY ELLEN WHITE.] teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you" [John 14:26]. "Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will come not unto you; but if I depart, I will send Him unto you" [John 16:7]. {14MR 23.3} 

“It is through the Spirit that Christ dwells in us; and the Spirit of God, received into the heart by faith, is the beginning of the life eternal.” Desire of Ages, page 388. “They beheld Him ‘whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth Him not, neither knoweth Him: but ye know Him; for He dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.’ John 14:17. The only way in which we can gain a more perfect apprehension of truth is by keeping the heart tender and subdued by the Spirit of Christ.” Ibid p. 494. 

Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man loves me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and WE will come unto him, and make OUR abode with him. (Notice it's the Father and the Son who makes their home INSIDE US? Not three, only two beings live inside us by their Spirit.) 

Romans 8:9 You, however, are controlled not by the sinful nature but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ.

The disciples had a hard time understanding the "Holy" Spirit also, as do many today. The disciples did not believe the "Holy" Spirit was anyone other than Christ.

"The Saviour has given the promise of His presence to all who labor in the spirit of true service. "All power is given unto Me in heaven and in earth," He says; "go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world." As you present the Word to your hearers, claim this promise of Christ's presenceThere is no day, no hour of the day, when He will not be near you by His Holy SpiritHe is in every meeting that is held in His name. His promise is given for as long as time shall last." AUCR, December 30, 1907 par. 3

"Christ gave his followers a positive promise that after his ascension he would send them his Spirit. "Go ye therefore," he said, "and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father [a personal God], and of the Son [a personal Prince and Saviour], and of the Holy Ghost [sent from heaven to represent Christ]: teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you; and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world."" RH, October 26, 1897 par. 9

Note from the two quotes above that it is Christ who is with us by His own "Holy" Spirit. This truth is also confirmed from "The Desire of Ages":

While Jesus ministers in the sanctuary above, He is still by His Spirit the minister of the church on earth. He is withdrawn from the eye of sense, but His parting promise is fulfilled, "Lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world." Matt. 28:20. While He delegates His power to inferior ministers, His energizing presence is still with His church. DA 166

When Jesus ascended saying I will send the comforter to you... 

2 Corinthians 3:17 Now the Lord (Jesus) is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.  John 8:32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." More about this here:  https://sites.google.com/site/theendtimewarning/the-trinity-on-trial

1 Corinthians 8:6 (KJV) "But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him."

John 17:23  I in them, and you in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that you have sent me, and have loved them, as you have loved me. 

Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man loves me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. (Notice it's the Father and the Son who makes their home INSIDE US? Not three, only two beings live inside us by their Spirit.)   Romans 8:9 You, however, are controlled not by the sinful nature but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ.

1 Corinthians 3:23 and ye are Christ's; and Christ is God's.  1 Corinthians 11:3 Now I want you to realize that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is man, and the head of Christ is God.

“We adore God for His wonderous love in giving us Jesus the Comforter” SD 124

 "The Saviour is our Comforter” 8 MR 49

 

“There is no Comforter like Christ” RH OCT 26, 1897

 

“He (Christ) is the comforter” RH JAN 27, 1903

 

“The Saviour is our Comforter. This I have proved Him to be.” 19 MR 293

  

Answer; The Holy Spirit is certainly a living person. It is the person of Christ, His Spirit very life with His church. Jesus lives inside consecrated commandment keeping bodies. It is Jesus INVISIBLE, walking UNSEEN beside us and living INSIDE us, helping us to be SIN-FREE!

 

While Jesus ministers in the sanctuary above, He is still by His Spirit the minister of the church on earth. He is withdrawn from the eye of sense, but His parting promise is fulfilled, "Lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world." Matt. 28:20. While He delegates His power to inferior ministers, His energizing presence is still with His church.  {DA 166.2}


Incarnation Taxes Highest Powers of Mind

 

"This earth has been honored and blessed with presence of the Son of God. In the Scriptures we red of His INCARNATION, His teaching, His miracles, His death, and His resurrection. The effort to understand these wonderful subjects puts to the tax the highest powers of the mind, and then there is an infinity beyond which can not be exhausted. The oftener the mind is called to this study, the stronger and clearer it will become. In the daily life will be revealed the mysteries of godliness, which may be experienced, but can not be explained. Throughout the ceaseless ages of eternity the redeemed will study these subjects, ever gaining from them a deeper and clearer knowledge of God and of Christ." E.G. White, The Signs of the Times, 04-26-05, Pr. 01.

 

"It requires considerable effort to climb hills, to get upon the rock. And so we find that it will require the exercise of all our abilities, of every spiritual nerve and muscle, to get upon the Living Rock, the Saviour of mankind. It will require all our mental and spiritual power to understand the Word of God, to understand the INCARNATION of Christ, to understand the great plan of redemption. The mind may faint beneath the effort, and yet, there is an infinity beyond. You have only then touched the surface." E.G. White, Manuscript Releases Volume Nine, pr. 3, P. 68.

 

Incarnation --Satan would Mystify: "This is a great mystery, a mystery that will not be fully, completely understood in all its greatness until the translation of the redeemed shall take place. Then the power and greatness and efficacy of the gift of God to man will be understood. But the enemy is determined that this gift shall be so mystified that it will become as nothingness." E.G. White, SDA Bible Commentary,Vol. 7A, p. 444.

 

"There is no one who can explain the mystery of the incarnation of Christ. Yet we know that He came to this earth and lived as a man among man. The man Christ Jesus was not the Lord God Almighty, yet Christ and the Father are one. The deity did not sink under the agonizing torture of Calvary, yet it is nonetheless true that 'God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." E.G. White, Lift Him Up, p. 235.


James White on the Trinity.

James Springer White"Jesus prayed that his disciples might be one as he was one with his Father. This prayer did not contemplate one disciple with twelve heads, but twelve disciples, made one in object and effort in the cause of their master. Neither are the Father and the Son parts of the “three-one God.” They are two distinct beings, yet one in the design and accomplishment of redemption. The redeemed, from the first who shares in the great redemption, to the last, all ascribe the honor, and glory, and praise, of their salvation, to both God and the Lamb." (James White, 1868, Life Incidents, page 343)

IF you say you don't worship the same trinity god as the Catholic - that you believe in three gods? God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit...this breaks the ten commandments Where God says "Thou Shalt have NO OTHER gods before ME".  According to James 2:10 if we break one commandment we've broken them all.

 

"He was the Redeemer before as after His Incarnation." The Desire of Ages, 210.

 

“The Father demonstrates His infinite love for Christ, who paid our ransom with His blood, by receiving and welcoming Christ's friends as His friends. He is satisfied with the atonement made. He is glorified by the incarnation, the life, death, and mediation of His Son.”--Testimonies, vol. 6, p. 364. {7ABC 460.2}

 

1 Tim.3:16 "And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory." "The incarnation of Christ is THE MYSTERY OF ALL MYSTERIES." 6BC 1082.

 

"As the worker studies the life of Christ, and the character of His mission is dwelt upon, each fresh search will reveal something more deeply interesting than has yet been unfolded. The subject is inexhaustible. The study of the incarnation of Christ, His atoning sacrifice and mediatorial work, will employ the mind of the diligent student as long as time shall last.Gospel Workers, p. 251. SDA Bible Commentary, Vol. 7a, p. 444.

 

"No one can search the Scriptures in the spirit of Christ without being rewarded. When man is willing to be instructed as a little child, when he submits wholly to God, he will find the truth in His word. If men would be obedient, they would understand the plan of God's government. The heavenly world would open its chambers of grace and glory for exploration. Human beings would be altogether different from what they now are, for by exploring the mines of truth men would be ennobled.  The mystery of redemption, THE INCARNATION OF CHRIST, HIS ATONING SACRIFICE, would not be as they are now, vague in our minds. They would be not only better understood, but altogether more highly appreciated."  E.G. White, Christ's Object Lessons, p. 114.

 

"He (Christ) suffered the death which was ours, that we might receive the life which WAS His." Desire of Ages, p. 25 1 Cor. 11:24-265, cf. John 6:53, 54, Titus 3:5, 6.


The death which was ours is eternal, not three days and nights in a tomb.


The Truth About God

In an attempt to study a subject like this one there are two basic facts we need to bear in mind. The first is  that the Bible, the Holy Scriptures, are the words of God, and are referred to more specifically as, "The written word." The second fact is that Jesus is also called "The Word" (John. 1:1,2,14) and He is referred to more specifically as "The Living Word."

With these two basic facts in mind. Let us look at the deeper aspects of what God has revealed to us about Himself in His own inspired word (2 Tim. 3:16).

In Mark 12:28 the Bible tells of a scribe who came to Jesus with a question. His question was simply this: "Which is the greatest commandment of all?" Jesus responded to his question by quoting Deuteronomy 6:4. In verse 29 Jesus answered him this way:

‘The first of all the commandments is, hear O Israel the Lord our God is one Lord."

Having heard this answer, the scribe said to Jesus,

"Well Master Thou hast said the truth, for there is one God and there is none other but He."

(Mark 12:32)

Jesus said of His Heavenly Father that He was ‘ONE’ singular, and the scribe said He was absolutely correct.

In His last prayer recorded by John in the 17th chapter of the book of John, Jesus made the same declaration, listen to what He said in verse 3:- "And this is Life eternal that they might know Thee the only true God and Jesus Christ whom thou hast sent." Jesus did not refer to Himself as God, did He? Jesus called HIS Heavenly Father the ONLY true God, didn’t He? And Jesus made a distinction between Himself and the only true God, didn’t He? Sure He did!

In Matt 19:16,17 there was a rich young ruler who wanted to know what to do to get eternal life so he came to Jesus and he did not call Him by His earthly name. Let’s see how he greeted Jesus, and how Jesus responded. "And behold one came and said unto him, Good Master..." What did he call Jesus? Sure! "GOOD MASTER." And what was Jesus’ response? He (Jesus) said unto him, "why callest Thou me good? There is none good but One that is God!"

This question may really sound strange but let’s answer it anyway. If a couple means two how many does ONE mean? You are probably thinking how strange that question is. One is one, and it cannot be anymore. Right?

Some time ago back in the Old Testament the children of Israel were held as slaves in Egypt for about four hundred years. They were living right in the heart of pagan sun worship, and this corrupted their true concept of God. After delivering them from the Egyptian bondage God had to deal with one of the most insidious falsehoods ever fostered on mankind. So from the top of Mount Sinai He thundered down this command in Loud and clear tones. "Thou shalt have no other Gods before ME." What was the very Last word in that statement! Sure it is "ME" – singular. Read it carefully and make sure it does not say "US" plural.

It is a known fact that the Egyptians were pagan sun worshippers and under the leadership of Nimrod the grandson of Noah they built a city called Babylon (Babel). Nimrod got the people to love him and eventually to worship him as god. His wife Semiramis and her son Tammuz were also worshipped. They were worshipped together as the ‘Heavenly Trio.’ So God had an important message for His people. As they stood at the foot of the mount He told them they had one God and one God only.

Before his death. Moses gathered all the people together and like a father speaking to his children, Moses told them that there was only one way that they could have a long, happy and prosperous life. In Deuteronomy 6:4,5 he says this,

"Hear O Israel, the Lord our God is one Lord, and thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul and with all thy might."

Moses wanted the people to understand that our heavenly Father is to get the major portion of our love and affections in order that we may be happy and prosperous. Thus a full understanding of who God is, is very important. Remember the scribe in Mark 12? When Jesus heard his testimony about God, He said to him "Thou art not far from the Kingdom of God." (vs 34) – Likewise in His last prayer in John 17:3, the Lord tells us that eternal life hangs upon our concept of God and our acceptance of Him. In other words it is more than a matter of simply losing your life, here and now. It is a matter of either living eternally or not ever existing again,

Paul understood the truth of scripture that there is only one God, so in writing to the Corinthians, he said this:

"But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things and we in Him, and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by Him"

(1 Cor. 8:6)

In his letter to Timothy Paul says this:

"Now unto the King eternal , immortal invisible, the only wise God, be glory and honour forever and ever amen."

(1 Tim 1:17) He also stated in 1 Tim. 2:5:-

"For them is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus."

In writing to the Christians at Ephesus Paul told them the same truth about the Father. In Ephesians 4:4–6 he says this:

"There is one body and one spirit even as you are called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one Faith, one Baptism, ONE GOD and Father of all who is above all and through all and in you all."

Do you know why we have been looking at these Biblical statements? In order for you to grasp the tremendous significance of this widely accepted falsehood, that there are three Gods in one and one God in three. Can you see that it is a concrete fact that our heavenly Father is the foremost being in the entire universe? He is the one supreme Being and from Him comes all life and force. The Bible tells us that God the Father is the only true God... period!

What about Jesus, Who is He?

Let us see the answer God has already given us in one New Testament statement. You will find it in Matt. 3:16,17.

"And Jesus when He was baptized, went up straightway out of the water and lo the Spirit of God descending like a dove and lighting upon Him and a voice from heaven saying this is My beloved Son in whom I am well pleased."

Who did God say Jesus was! Sure, His Son, right? God’s word has a lot to say about Christ’s true relationship to God. Probably one of the most familiar and most quoted verses in the Bible is John 3:16. Before you start to quote it look at it again and particularly one crucial phrase we usually skim over:

"For God so loved the world that He gave His only BEGOTTEN SON. . ." In the original language from which the Bible was translated, the word translated as only begotten also means "only offspring" or "only."

Thus Jesus was the only offspring or seed of God! In the 5th Chapter of John. Jesus says this of Himself in vs. 36:

"1 have greater witness than that of John (the baptist) for the works which the Father has given me to finish, the same works that I do, bear witness of me that the Father hath sent me."

He made the same claim He made in vs. 30, which is, "the Father hath sent me."

In the 14th chapter of John. Jesus spake of His departure from this world and His return again. Look at what He says in vs 28:

"ye have heard how I said to you, l go away and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I go unto the Father: For My Father is greater than I."

Add to that what He said in John 14:10:

"I speak not of Myself; but the Father that dwelleth in me. He doeth the work."

Did you grasp those amazing claims Jesus just made? He said that He spoke only the things His heavenly Father taught Him. Another time He said He could do nothing of Himself. But the most amazing thing He said was that the Father was dwelling in Him while He was here on earth!

GOD’S SPIRIT WAS IN HIM!!!

In the divine program and government of God there is an unmistakable chain of command. Unquestionably, God our heavenly Father reigns supreme, and our Lord Jesus Christ stands next to Him. Jesus said, "For my Father is greater than I."

There are two superimportant passages we must Examine before we go any further, because they show clearly when Jesus was brought forth and when He was crowned as equal to God. The first passage is found in the New Testament in Heb. 1:1-5. See if you can picture this overwhelming scene.

"God who at sundry (various) times and in divers (different) manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by His Son, whom He hath appointed heir of all things, By whom also He made the worlds (Look at this next statement); who being the brightness of His glory, and the express image of His person (He looked just like His Father), and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the majesty on high; Being made so much better than the angels, as He hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they (God gave His Son an inheritance isn’t that great! Lets see What that inheritance was). For unto which of the angels said He at any time, thou art my son, this DAY have I BEGOTTEN thee?"

Just think beloved that there was a certain specific day when God brought forth His Son .... Way, way back (even though it is impossible to think back that far into the past) God brought forth His Son! There was a time when Christ was not in existence! Way back at sometime far beyond our comprehension and imagination Christ Jesus issued forth from God the Father. Amazing isn’t it,

Continuing with the questions. This question was asked in vs. 6.

"And again I will be to Him a Father and He shall be to Me a Son. And again when he bringeth in the FIRST BEGOTTEN into the world He saith and let all the angels of God worship Him."

At a specific point in time, God the Father brought His Son Christ Jesus right beside Him and told all the angels that now Christ was to be worshipped like Himself. This is proclaiming Christ as Divine and worthy of praise and adoration. Therefore there was a point and time when Christ was set up as equal divinity. Vs. 8 makes this clear: "But unto His Son He saith Thy throne 0 God is forever and ever." It will last forever. Isn’t it amazing how we read something in scripture that was always there and when the truth of it reaches you, it seems new?

There is an astonishing Old Testament passage that is almost a perfect parallel to what we just read in Heb. 1, only this passage goes on to tell us when these thing happened to Christ Jesus. That passage is found in Prov. 8:22-30. Here is what it says,

"The Lord (God the Father) possessed me in the beginning of His way before His works of old. I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was"

When did the Father set His Son before the angels of heaven and all the unfallen Universe and tell them that He was now to be worshipped like He Himself was? Sure! Before the earth was created. Let’s continue and we will see this clearly.

"When there was no depths (of the sea) I was brought forth: when there was no fountains (rivers and lakes) abounding with water. Before the mountains were settled, before the hills, was I brought forth."

That is quite clear isn’t it? It was before the creation of the earth. As we read on it becomes more evident that it was before planet earth and our solar system were created.

"While as yet He had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the highest parts of the dust of the world, when He prepared the heavens (surrounding our planet) I was there. When He set a compass upon the face of the deep, when he established the clouds above, when He strengthened the fountains of the deep; when He gave to the sea His decree, that the waters should not pass His commandment; when We appointed the foundations of the earth: then I was by Him, (watch this) as one brought up with Him and I was daily His delight, rejoicing always before Him." (Prov. 8:22-31)

Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ declares that He existed before He came to this earth. We know that, because He said so several times in the New Testament. But in this passage He takes us back to the time He was BEGOTTEN. Look again at what He said:

"Then I was by Him as one brought up with Him and I was daily His delight rejoicing always before Him."

God’s word establishes the fact that there is only one supreme being. One God over and above all. It clearly tells us that God brought forth a Son and He came into being through His Father’s omnipotent miraculous powers. Therefore the Son has not been in existence as long as His Father, because naturally the Father is always older than His Son.

THE MISSING THIRD PERSON

To come to a full understanding of this tremendous truth, that God is inspiring humans to re-discover in these closing days of time, Let’s look first at a strange and puzzling revelation. In Matt 25:31 Jesus says:

"When the Son of man shall come in all His glory and all the holy angels with Him, then shall He sit upon the throne of His glory."

Add to that text Rev 3:21 which says,

"To Him that overcometh will 1 grant to sit with Me in My throne even as I also overcame and am set down with My Father in His throne"

So far you have seen that God has a throne and His Son has a throne. NO ONE ELSE!!

There are two reminders of this fact in the last book of the Bible, Revelation. In chapter 21:22, 23 we read:

"And 1 saw no temple therein for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb (Jesus Christ) are the temple of it. And the city had no need of the sun neither of the moon to shine in it, for the glory of God did lighten it and the Lamb is the light thereof."

There was no temple, sun or moon, because God and His Son were there! Of course you will realize that the term Lamb is a symbolic term for Jesus who was slain as a lamb for you and me. OK! In Rev. 22:1,3 John says:

"And he showed me a pure river of water of life clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. And there shall be no more curse; but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it."

This is so strange at first because there is nowhere in the entire Bible that tells of any one else having a throne in heaven but God and His Son!! Then it is even more strange when you cannot find any dignitaries on the new earth except God, His Son, the faithful angels and the redeemed. There is someone missing, Isn’t there? I mean if the doctrine of the Trinity is correct, then there must be another throne for the third God or even if He doesn’t have a throne He should even be mentioned as being in heaven or on the new earth!!

According to the scripture Satan has always wanted to be leader in heaven and in all the universe. God quoted Lucifer’s evil ambitions in Isaiah 14:14, "1 will be Like the Most High." And one of the most dangerous blasphemous Lies ever to be fostered on the unsuspecting people of planet earth is the one designed to place Satan in that position where he fulfills his obsessions to be like God! Let me explain: When the Roman Catholic church made real compromises with the pagan Romans, in order to get them to become Christians they allowed those sun worshippers to became members and still cling to their beliefs. Gradually the church changed many of its own beliefs and modified them so the pagan worshippers would be more comfortable. One of the most drastic alterations of true Christianity was the acceptance of the pagan concept of three Gods in one and one God in three persons. The sun worshippers had Nimrod, Semiramis and Tammuz, as a pagan Trinity, so it was easy for them to accept, God the Father, God the Son, and (Watch this) God the Holy Spirit!!! Satan had a trinity and now the Catholic Church has a trinity which she has established in every denomination and religious body.

Nowhere in scripture will you find it even hinting that there are three separate distinct Gods. The Bible does not suggest that there were three individuals involved in the creation of the world! John 1:10 and Heb. 1:2 and many other passages makes it clear that there were two and just two: God the Father and Jesus Christ His Son.

If that sounds really wayout, then let’s consider the facts. The book is St. John and the place is chapter 14. May I say this is one of the most reassuring statements Jesus made to us before He left earth to go back to heaven. In this passage Jesus said some things that the vast majority of Christians have missed for centuries! John 14:16 reads this way,

"And I will pray the Father and He will give you another Comforter that He may abide with you forever."

Who did Jesus say will live with us forever? Was it the Comforter, or was it Christ, the Comforter, lets see the answer. Vs. 17.

"Even the Spirit of Truth: whom the world cannot receive because it seeth Him not neither knoweth Him. But ye know him, for (or because) He dwelleth with you (present) and shall be in you (future)."

Wait a minute! Did you see that friend? Who did the disciples know then? Pentecost had not yet come. Who was dwelling with them? Wasn’t it Jesus? Sure it was! Now if that is not clear enough, look at verse 18: "I will not leave you comfortless. I will come to you." Man that’s strong!!! Now you see, don’t you? Jesus said He would be the Comforter. Thus the Comforter would simply be the INVISIBLE CHRIST that would be in them.

The reason why the Bible speaks of Jesus and the Holy Ghost as one, and the same, is because they are really the same. Here is further proof. In Hebrews 3:7-11, you will find the same author talking about the Holy Ghost leading the children of Israel through the wilderness. Yet you know that it was Jesus Christ. Paul goes on to quote Jesus and contributes it to the Holy Spirit. In Romans 8:9 Paul brings out a stunning truth. Here it is:

"But ye art not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the SPIRIT OF GOD dwell in you. Now if any man have not the SPIRIT OF CHRIST he is none of His."

God’s word said that the Spirit of God and the Spirit of Christ are the same.

Because of this fact an amazing explanation explodes before us. The reason why we find the term "Holy Spirit" is simply because God and Christ Jesus are Holy. It is their Spirit, so you have the term "Holy Spirit". Remember John 20:22? Jesus came to His disciples and did something. Let us see what He did:

"And when He (Jesus) had said this. He breathed on them (the disciples) and said receive ye the Holy Ghost."

They did receive Christ’s Spirit, didn’t they! David asked the Lord a question and went on to answer. In Psalm 139:7-10 you’ll find this recorded:

"Whither shall I go from Thy Spirit? Or whither shall I flee from Thy presence?"

David said the Lord’s Spirit is the same as His presence.

"If I ascend up into heaven thou art there; If I make my bed in hell behold thou art there. If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there shall Thy hand lead me and thy right hand shall hold me."

Therefore the Spirit of God is His real, tangible, personal presence.

In Jeremiah 23:23,24 God says He can be right here with us in a personal way and be in heaven, all at the same time.

"Am I a God at hand, saith the Lord and not a God afar off? Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? Saith the Lord. Do not I fill heaven and earth? Saith the Lord."

Therefore, God can pour out His Spirit on any believer anywhere in the entire universe. His Spirit guides, impresses and convicts human beings just as strongly as if He were present physically and visibly.

All through the scriptures we read of the Spirit of God and of the Spirit of Christ. If the Holy Spirit was a real tangible God as the Father and His Son, why do we not read of the Spirit of the Spirit? Think about that!!!

Therefore the disciples could not realize the presence of the Holy Spirit as long as Jesus was with them. But when He went away, the Spirit came. This made Jesus present with everyone everywhere. Jesus could now be with one individual in one city, and with another believer in another city in another country all at the same time. Let me put it another way. Christ Jesus is our personal Saviour. Where ever we may be He will go with us. He is also the Comforter He promised to send to us from the Father. Only it is another form of Himself.

Satan through the Catholic Church has sold to the world a counterfeit sanctuary service; a counterfeit salvation and a counterfeit holy day of rest and worship. DON’T LET HIM SELL YOU A COUNTERFEIT COMFORTER !!! And don’t sell yourself out to him through the false doctrine of the TRINITY.

THE GODHEAD

By now you probably have seen enough Bible facts to have a solid foundation of faith, and you probably have also come to the realization that there is absolutely no such doctrine as the "TRINITY" in the Bible. So then you are now ready to discover the truth about a widely used term "THE GODHEAD." In the entire Bible you’ll find this word mentioned just three times. Let’s look at all three briefly.

The first is Acts 17:29.

"For as much then as we are the offspring of God we ought not to think that the GODHEAD is like unto gold, or silver, or stone graven by art and man’s device."

The second is Romans 1:20.

"For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen being understood by the things that are made even His eternal power and GODHEAD."

The third is Col. 2:9.

"For in Him dwelleth all the fullness of the GODHEAD bodily."

Now please answer this question. Were those passages talking about three Gods in one and one God in three? Before you answer, examine this fact: In each one of those passages where the word GODHEAD is found, it comes from the Greek root word THEOS. And THEOS simply means Divinity, Divine, Divine Nature, or Deity. From this word THEOS, we get the word theology which means the study of Divinity. When you examine those three verses you find that they are all talking about God, the Father, the Supreme Deity. And the plain simple truth is that the Father is the GODHEAD. That’s what Paul says in 1 Cor. 11:3.

"But I would have you know that the head of every man is Christ and the head of the woman is the man, and (Watch this) the HEAD OF CHRIST IS GOD."

Therefore God the Father is the Godhead. His Divinity dwells in Christ.

Thus the plan of salvation can be summed up in two scripture passages.

The first is 2 Cor. 5:19

". . .God was in Christ reconciling the world unto Himself."

The second Col. 1:27

" ... Christ in you the hope of glory."

Beloved you are faced with a decision of eternal consequences. Will you obey the word of God or the word of man? Surely you will accept the word of God and reject this false satan-inspired, man-made Trinity doctrine. WONT YOU?

 

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I pray "that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: Ephesians 1:17

“I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father. You can ask for anything in my name, and I will do it, so that the Son can bring glory to the Father. Yes, ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it!” —John 14:12-14

Authority on Earth. For the Son of Man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch. (Mark 13: 34)
 
“They that forsake the law praise the wicked.” Proverbs 28:4. When those who are uniting with the world, yet claiming great purity, plead for union with those who have ever been the opposers of the cause of truth, we should fear and shun them as decidedly as did Nehemiah. Such counsel is prompted by the enemy of all good. It is the speech of timeservers, and should be resisted as resolutely today as then. Whatever influence would tend to unsettle the faith of God’s people in His guiding power, should be steadfastly withstood.

In Nehemiah’s firm devotion to the work of God, and his equally firm reliance on God, lay the reason of the failure of his enemies to draw him into their power. 

The soul that is indolent falls an easy prey to temptation; but in the life that has a noble aim, an absorbing purpose, evil finds little foothold. The faith of him who is constantly advancing does not weaken; for above, beneath, beyond, he recognizes Infinite Love, working out all things to accomplish His good purpose. God’s true servants work with a determination that will not fail because the throne of grace is their constant dependence.

God has provided divine assistance for all the emergencies to which our human resources are unequal. He gives the Holy Spirit to help in every strait, to strengthen our hope and assurance, to illuminate our minds and purify our hearts. He provides opportunities and opens channels of working. If His people are watching the indications of His providence, and are ready to co-operate with Him, they will see mighty results." --{Prophets and Kings, Page 660}
 
Ecclesiastes 12:13 "Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man."

 




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Yours in hope of immortality at the appearing of Jesus,

Leviticus 20:26 "And ye shall be holy unto me: for I the Lord am holy, and have severed you from other people, that ye should be mine." This Scripture has been termed "the forgotten commandment".

John 6:29: Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on Him (Jesus) whom he hath sent.

"We are to ask blessings from God that we may communicate to others. The capacity for receiving is preserved only by imparting. We cannot continue to receive heavenly treasure without communicating to those around us." Christ’s Object Lessons, p. 142.3

“Bear in mind that the time will never come when the shadow of Satan will not be cast athwart our pathway to obstruct our faith and eclipse the light coming from the Sun of Righteousness. Our faith must not stagger, but cleave through that shadow. We have an experience that is not to be buried in the darkness of doubt. Our faith is not in feeling, but in Truth (Thy Word is Truth ! - John 17:17). None of us need flatter ourselves that while the world is progressing in wickedness we shall have no difficulties.

It is these very difficulties that bring us to the audience chamber of the Most High, to seek counsel of the One who is infinite in wisdom. He loves to have us seek Him; He loves to have us trust Him and believe His Word. If we had no perplexities, no trials, we would become self-sufficient and lifted up in ourselves. The true saints will be purified, and made white, and tried.” - 1NL p. 59 (Letter 58, 1909)

When perplexities arise, and difficulties confront you, look not for help to humanity. Trust all with GodThe practice of telling our difficulties to others only makes us weak, and brings no strength to them. It lays upon them the burden of our spiritual infirmities, which they cannot relieve. We seek the strength of erring, finite man, when we might have the Strength of the unerring, infinite God!

     You need not go to the ends of the earth for wisdom, for God is near. It is not the capabilities you now possess or ever will have that will give you success. It is that which the LORD can do for you. We need to have far less confidence in what man can do and far more confidence in what God can do for every believing soulHe longs to have you reach after Him by faith.

With your Bible in your hands say, I have done as Thou hast said. I present Thy Promise, "Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you."
 
     We must not only pray in Christ's name, but by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. This explains what is meant when it is said that the Spirit "maketh intercession for us, with groanings which cannot be uttered." Romans 8:26Such prayer God delights to answer. When with earnestness and intensity we breathe a prayer in the name of Christ, there is in that very intensity a pledge from God that He is about to answer our prayer "exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think." Ephesians 3:20.
 
     Christ has said, "What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them."  Mark 11:24. "Whatsoever ye shall ask in My name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son." John 14:13

And the beloved John, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, speaks with great plainness and assurance: "If we ask anything according to His will, He heareth us: and if we know that He hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of Him." 1 John 5:14, 15. Then press your petition to the Father in the name of Jesus. God will honor that name.

     The rainbow round about the throne is an assurance that God is True, that in Him is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. We have sinned against Him, and are undeserving of His favor; yet He Himself has put into our lips that most wonderful of pleas, "Do not abhor us, for Thy name's sake; do not disgrace the throne of Thy glory; remember, break not Thy Covenant with us." Jeremiah 14:21

Proverbs 3:5-6

King James Version (KJV)

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Habakkuk 1:5 (KJV) "Behold ye among the heathen, and regard, and wonder marvellously: for I will work a work in your days, which ye will not believe, though it be told you."

John 14:6

King James Version (KJV)

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me (Jesus the Son of God).

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart. Do YOU believe/trust in God? Believing is KNOWING that GOD WILL DO AS HE HAS ALREADY PROMISED. Do you KNOW and UNDERSTAND God? 

Within early Adventism the WHOLE COMPANY of believers were UNITED in the truth on the issue of the Godhead. Their position was NOT Trinitarian. The Adventist Church has undergone such a change on this doctrine that George Knight, professor of church history at Andrews University, could accurately write: “…the founders of Seventh-day Adventism would NOT be able to join the church today if they had to subscribe to the denomination’s fundamental Beliefs. More specifically, most would not be able to agree to belief number 2, which deals with the doctrine of the Trinity. For Joseph Bates the Trinity was an unscriptural doctrine, for James White it was that “old Trinitarian absurdity,” and for M. E. Cornell it was a fruit of the great apostasy, along with such false doctrines as Sunday keeping and the immortality of the soul." --{George Knight, Ministry, October 1993, p. 10}

In 1903 –Ellen White confirms, "The WHOLE COMPANY of believers were UNITED in the truth." --{This Day With God, p. 317.5, (1903)}

1905 –“And the standard-bearers who have fallen in death, are to speak through the reprinting of their writings. I am instructed that thus their voices are to be heard. They are to bear their testimony as to what constitutes the truth for this time”. –{Preach the Word, p. 5., Ellen White, 1905, Counsels to Writers and Editors, pages 31, 32}

Our Lord not does change nor did He change the Message please note the following quotes:

  •       Those who stand as teachers and leaders in our institutions are to be sound in the faith and in the principles of the third angel's message. God wants His people to know that we have the message as He gave it to us in 1843 and 1844. We knew then what the message meant, and we call upon our people today to obey the word, "Bind up the law among My disciples." In this world there are but two classes,--the obedient and the disobedient. To which class do we belong? –{GCB April 1st 1903}

•       “The warning has come: Nothing is to be allowed to come in that will disturb the foundation of the faith upon which we have been building ever since the message came in 1842, 1843, and 1844. I was in this message, and ever since I have been standing before the world, true to the light that God has given us. We do not propose to take our feet off the platform on which they were placed as day by day we sought the Lord with earnest prayer, seeking for light. Do you think that I could give up the light that God has given me? It is to be as the Rock of Ages.” –{GCB April 6th1903}

•       “We have, as had John, a message to bear of the things which we have seen and heard. God is not giving us a new message. We are to proclaim the message that in 1843 and 1844 brought us out of the other churches. We need the Holy Spirit to kindle in our hearts the zeal and earnestness that were then seen among God's people. I thank the Lord that there are still living a few who can remember those days, and who know whereof they speak.” –{RH Jan 19th 1905}

•       “The truths that we received in 1841, '42, '43, and '44 are now to be studied and proclaimed. The messages of the first, second, and third angels will in the future be proclaimed with a loud voice. They will be given with earnest determination and in the power of the Spirit.” –{15MR Ltr 75, 1905}

•        “All the messages given from 1840-1844 are to be made forcible NOW, for there are many people who have lost their bearings. The messages are to go to all the churches.”  --{21MR 437.1, LTR 54 1906}

•       “God bids us give our time and strength to the work of preaching to the people the messages that stirred men and women in 1843 and 1844.”  --{MR760 30., July 4th 1907}

“With MANY, a philosophical idol is enthroned in the place of Jehovah; while the living God, as He is revealed in His word, in Christ, and in the works of creation, is worshiped by but FEW.” –{Ellen White, The Great Controversy, p. 583.1}

“Some will tend to resist this doctrine (the trinity) because it is NOT FOUND expressly stated in the scriptures.” –{Adventist Review Aug 20 1993 P-8} "ONLY by FAITH can we accept the existence of the Trinity." 
–{Adventist Review, Vol. 158, No. 31, p. 4}        

"I have written many books, and they have been given a wide circulation. Of myself I could not have brought out the truth in these books, but the Lord has given me the help of His Holy Spirit. These books, giving the instruction that the Lord has given me during the past sixty years, contain light from heaven, and will bear the test of investigation"  {1SM 35.3}.

"At the age of seventy-eight I am still toiling. We are all in the hands of the Lord. I trust in Him; for I know that he will never leave nor forsake those who put their trust in Him. I have committed myself to His keeping."  {1SM 35.4} 

"And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry" (1 Timothy 1:12).--The Review and Herald, July 26, 1906. {1SM 35.5}

     If ever there was a period of time when we needed the Holy Spirit's power in our discourses, in our prayers, in every action proposed, it is now. We are not to stop at the first experience, but while we bear the same message to the people, this message is to be strengthened and enlarged. We are to see and realize the importance of the message made certain by its divine origin. We are to follow on to know the Lord, that we may know that His going forth is prepared as the morning. Our souls need the quickening from the Source of all power. We may be strengthened and confirmed in the past experience that holds us to the essential points of truth which have made us what we are--Seventh-day Adventists.  {UL 352.3}
  
     The past fifty years have not dimmed one jot or principle of our faith as we received the great and wonderful evidences that were made certain to us in 1844, after the passing of the time. The languishing souls are to be confirmed and quickened according to His Word. . . . Not a word is changed or denied. That which the Holy Spirit testified to as truth after the passing of the time, in our great disappointment, is the solid foundation of truth. [The] pillars of truth were revealed, and we accepted the foundation principles that have made us what we are--Seventh-day Adventists, keeping the commandments of God and having the faith of Jesus.  {UL 352.4}  

     Have not the hearts of Christ's disciples burned within them as He has talked with us by the way and opened to us the Scriptures? Has not the Lord Jesus opened to us the Scriptures, and presented to us things kept secret from the foundation of the world?--Letter 326, Dec. 4, 1905, to W. C. White.  {UL 352.5} 

“We adore God for His wonderous love in giving us Jesus the Comforter” SD 124

 "The Saviour is our Comforter” 8 MR 49

 

“There is no Comforter like Christ” RH OCT 26, 1897

 

“He (Christ) is the comforter RH JAN 27, 1903

 

“The Saviour is our Comforter. This I have proved Him to be.” 19 MR 293

  

Answer; The Holy Spirit is certainly a living person. It is the person of Christ, His very life with His church. Jesus lives inside consecrated commandment keeping bodies. It is Jesus INVISIBLE, walking UNSEEN beside us and INSIDE us, helping us to be SIN-FREE!

 

While Jesus ministers in the sanctuary above, He is still by His Spirit the minister of the church on earth. He is withdrawn from the eye of sense, but His parting promise is fulfilled, "Lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world." Matt. 28:20. While He delegates His power to inferior ministers, His energizing presence is still with His church" {DA 166.2}.

 

This is why Jesus could promise;    

I will come to you.  

I will never leave you nor forsake you.

I am with you always even unto the end of the world.

Where two or three are gathered in my name there am I in the midst of them.

 

Please tell me is Jesus with you now in the body (physically), or is He with you by His Holy Spirit?

If you still want to make the Holy Spirit someone else, then someone else is with you not Jesus?

Look at who inspiration says is the true comforter;

 

“The impartation of the Spirit is the impartation of the life of Christ” 

 The Desire of Ages, p. 805.3 (Ellen G. White).

 

Christ gives them the breath of His own Spirit, the life of His own life.” MH 159

 

If you disbelieve the SOP, how do you answer Jn 20:22

 

John 20:22  And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost:

 

The Word of God here gives us a practical illustration of the impartation of the Spirit; which is the life of Christ, it is His very own breath.

It is a part of Him, Jesus, not someone else. Even young children get this.

 

Eph 4:4  There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;

He died in His natural body; He was raised in His spiritual body becoming a life-giving Spirit. 1Cor 15:44,45

The unity that exists between Christ and His disciples does not destroy the personality of either. They are one in purpose, in mind, in character, but not in person. It is thus that God and Christ are one." 8T, p. 269.

John 15:24 If I had not done among them the works no one else did, they would not be guilty of sin. As it is, they have seen, and yet they have hated both me and my Father.

The Saviour is our Comforter. This I have proved Him to be.” 8MR p. 49 July 16, 1892

“As by faith we look to Jesus, our faith pierces the shadow, and we adore God for His wondrous love in giving Jesus the Comforter.” 19MR No. 1405 Preston, Melbourne, July 26, 1892 p. 297;Sons and Daughters of God p.124

“There is no comforter like Christ, so tender and so true. He is touched with the feeling of our infirmities. His Spirit speaks to the heart.” Review and Herald Oct 26, 1897

“He is coming to us by His Holy Spirit today. Let us recognize Him now; then we shall recognize Him when He comes in the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory.” Review and Herald, April 30, 1901

"While Jesus ministers in the sanctuary above, He is still by His Spirit the minister of the church on earth." Desire of Ages p. 166

He gives them His Holy Spirit, the manifestation of His presence and favor.” Testimonies Vol 9, p. 230 1909

"Before the disciples could fulfill their official duties in connection with the church, Christ breathed His Spirit upon them." Desire of Ages p. 805

Jesus is waiting to breathe upon all his disciples, and give them the inspiration of his sanctifying spirit, and transfuse the vital influence from himself to his people… Christ is to live in his human agents.” Signs of the Times Oct 3, 1892

“The Holy Spirit, which proceeds from the only begotten Son of God, binds the human agent, body, soul, and spirit, to the perfect, divine-human nature of Christ." Review & Herald April 5, 1906

" 'The words that I speak are spirit and life' John 6:63. Christ is not here referring to His doctrine, but to His person, the divinity of His character.” 1 Selected Messages p. 249


PREVIOUSLY UNPUBLISHED STATEMENTS, RECENTLY RELEASED:

"Christ is to be known by the blessed name of Comforter.” {Ms7-1902 (January 26, 1902) par. 10} - EGW

"WE WANT THE HOLY SPIRIT, WHICH IS JESUS CHRIST.” {Lt66-1894 (April 10, 1894) par. 18} - EGW *(see full quote below)

"“If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering.” “And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him because we keep his commandments and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.” “And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life. Little children keep yourselves from idols.” The Lord is soon to come. We want that complete and perfect understanding which the Lord alone can give. It is not safe to catch the spirit from another. WE WANT THE HOLY SPIRIT, WHICH IS JESUS CHRIST. If we commune with God, we shall have strength and grace and efficiency.” {Lt66-1894 (April 10, 1894) par. 18} - EGW
*previously unpublished statement

"While He extends to all the world His invitation to come to Him and be saved, He commissions His angels to render divine help to every soul that cometh to Him in repentance and contrition, and He comes personally by His Holy Spirit into the midst of His church.” {Lt2d-1892 (December 23, 1892) par. 7} - EGW
*previously unpublished statement

"JEHOVAH, OUR FATHER, AND HIS SON JESUS CHRIST ARE ALONE TO BE EXALTED. The knowledge of God is eternal life to those who receive it. His holy banner is to stand elevated above all the greatness of the greatest men, above all the honor and glory of the world.” {Ms11-1898 (June 29, 1898) par. 11} - EGW
*previously unpublished statement

"In giving His commission to His followers, Christ did not tell them they would be left alone. He assured them that He would be near them. He spoke of His Omnipresence in a special way. Go to all nations, He said. Go, to the farthest portion of the habitable globe, but know that My presence will be there. Labor in faith and confidence, for the time will never come when I shall forsake you." (Manuscript 138, 1897) - EGW
*previously unpublished statement

"We shall learn the value of the human soul when we learn to value the love of God for us. A divine Saviour died for all, that all might find in Him their divine Source. In Christ Jesus we are one, lifted to the same rank, members of the royal family, children of the heavenly King, by the utterance of one name, “Our Father,” through Jesus Christ who loved us and gave His life a ransom for us. This places an equal value upon all. To the poor and oppressed and downtrodden of earth, Christ says, “If ye love me, keep my commandments. And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, even the Spirit of truth, (which is Christ formed within the hope of glory,) whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not: but ye know him, for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. I will not leave you comfortless.”" {Ms24-1898 (February 22, 1898) par. 21} - EGW *comment in parenthesis was in original statement.
*previously unpublished statement

"Jesus said He would give us the Comforter. What is the Comforter? It is the Holy Spirit of God. What is the Holy Spirit? It is the representative of Jesus Christ, it is our advocate that stands by our side and places our petitions before the Father all fragrant with His merits. There He accepts the petition of the humblest saint. He doesn’t ask you how much money you have, or how heavy you are loaded with property, but [He accepts] the very humblest saint that brings his petition to God, and [his] thank offering is made fragrant with the riches of His grace, and the Father accepts it as your offering, and the blessing comes to you, grace for grace. As you pour out your thank offering, God is glorified, and He gives you more. As you pour out thanksgiving He gives you more joy. We learn to praise God from whom all blessings flow. Shall we not begin right here to turn over the page and forget our murmurings and complainings and faultfinding, and educate the tongue to courteous words, and loving words, and sympathetic words, and tender kindness for one another of His children? Let us show Christ formed within, the hope of glory, by the fruit that we bear, and thus we can evidence to the world a living Saviour. He is not in Joseph’s new tomb. No, He is risen. He has risen a live, not a dead, Christ. We have a living Christ. He arose. He broke the fetters of the tomb. In triumph He rejoices over the rent sepulchre of Joseph. “I am the resurrection and the life.” Glory to God! I praise Him, the resurrection and the life! You have got a living Saviour. Then hang your helpless souls on Jesus Christ. Abide in the vine, and bear fruit to His glory, and His joy shall be in you, and your joy shall be full. May the blessing of God rest upon these hearers. May the Holy Spirit of God impress the heart, and may the character reveal the loveliness of Jesus Christ, because you are His representatives, is my prayer." {Ms43-1894 (October 27, 1894) par. 31} - EGW
*previously unpublished statement

"Earthly comforters may do their best, they speak to the ear, but there is no comfort like Christ’s, so tender and so true. He is touched with the feelings of our infirmities. His Spirit speaks to the heart. Circumstances may separate friends; the wide, broad sea may roll its restless waters between us and them. Their words and sincere wishes may still exist, and yet they be unable to demonstrate them, and do for us that which would be pleasantly and gratefully received, but no distance, no circumstances can separate us from “the Comforter.” Wherever we are, wherever we may go, He is there, always a presence, a person connected with heaven, One given us in Christ’s place, to act in His stead. He is always at our right hand, to speak to us soothing, gentle words, to support, sustain, uphold, and cheer.” {Lt89b-1897 (March 22, 1897) par. 5} - EGW
*previously unpublished statement

"Christ is to be known by the blessed name of Comforter.” {Ms7-1902 (January 26, 1902) par. 10} - EGW
*previously unpublished statement

"Keep cheerful. Do not forget that you have a Comforter, the Holy Spirit, which Christ has appointed. You are never alone. If you will listen to the voice that now speaks to you, if you will respond without delay to the knocking at the door of your heart, “Come in, Lord Jesus, that I may sup with thee and thee with me,” the heavenly Guest will enter. When this element, which is all divine, abides with you, there is peace and rest. It is the kingdom of heaven come nigh unto you.” {Lt124-1897 (March 7, 1897) par. 4} - EGW
*previously unpublished statement

"Before He left them, Christ gave His followers a positive promise that after His ascension He would send them the Holy Spirit. “Go, ye therefore,” He said, “and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father (a personal God) and of the Son (a personal Prince and Saviour), and of the Holy Ghost (sent from heaven to represent Christ); teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you; and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world.” {Ms41-1897 (April 29, 1897) par. 34} - EGW *inserted comments in original.
*previously unpublished statement

"Christ comes as a Comforter to all who believe. He invites your confidence. He says, “Abide in me.” Surely we may trust in our loving Saviour. You can say, “Yes, my Saviour; in thee I can and will trust. I will abide in thee.” Then how trustfully you can work in His presence. Your works will be but the fruit of Christ working in you. You may rest in what Christ can do for you. And the energies of your soul will be awakened to co-operate [with] Him. He will work in you to do His good pleasure.” {Lt103-1898 (November 21, 1898) par. 14} - EGW
*previously unpublished statement

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Romans 8:9 speaks of the Father and Son as sharing the same Spirit referred to as the Spirit of God and the Spirit of Christ.

“It is through the Spirit that Christ dwells in us; and the Spirit of God, received into the heart by faith, is the beginning of the life eternal.” Desire of Ages, page 388

He died in His natural body; He was raised in His spiritual body becoming a life-giving Spirit. 1Cor 15:44-45

“They are two in individuality, yet one in spirit”. Youth’s Instructor Dec 16, 1897

“What saith our Saviour? ‘I will not leave you comfortless; I will come to you.’ ‘He that hath my commandments and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father; and I will love him and will manifest myself to him’ When trials overshadow the soul, remember the words of Christ, remember that He is an unseen presence in the person of the Holy Spirit, and He will be the peace and comfort given you, manifesting to you that He is with you, the Sun of Righteousness, chasing away your darkness. 'If a man love me,' Christ said, 'he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him'” Letter 124, 1897 (Daughters of God p.185), John 14:16, 18, 23 Review and Herald Sept 23, 1902

“In giving us His Spirit, God gives us Himself, making Himself a fountain of divine influences, to give health and life to the world.” Testimonies vol. 7, p. 273

"That He [the Father] would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might by His Spirit in the inner man; that Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith." Ephesians 4:14-17

"God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts." Galatians 4:6

"For I know that this shall turn to my salvation, through your prayer, and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ." Philippians 1:19

“The reasons why the churches are weak and sickly and ready to die is that the enemy has brought influences of a discouraging nature to bear upon trembling souls. He has sought to shut Jesus from their view as the Comforter” Review and Herald, August 26, 1890

“Let them study the seventeenth of John, and learn how to pray and how to live the prayer of ChristHe is the Comforter. He will abide in their hearts, making their joy full.” E.G. White, Review and Herald, January 27, 1903

"It is the 'Son of man' who shares the throne of the universe. It is the 'Son of man' whose name shall be called, 'Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.' Isa. 9:6. The I AM is the Daysman between God and humanity, laying His hand upon both[...]" (The Desire of Ages, page 21 paragraph 2, page 22 paragraphs 1-4, page 24 paragraph 3, and page 25 paragraph 3.)

The unity that exists between Christ and His disciples does not destroy the personality of either. They are one in purpose, in mind, in character, but not in person. It is thus that God and Christ are one." 8T, p. 269.

John 15:24 If I had not done among them the works no one else did, they would not be guilty of sin. As it is, they have seen, and yet they have hated both me and my Father.

He died in His natural body; He was raised in His spiritual body becoming a life-giving Spirit. 1 Cor 15:44,45 

The right time to do the right thing is right now.

God is the Head of Christ - the GodHEAD. 


God is the Father of Christ

Christ was Twice Born, once in Heaven of the Spirit and Once on Earth of the Flesh. Just as we must be twice born, only in opposites for us. We are Born of the flesh first, then we must be born of the Spirit or born again of GOD before we can enter the kingdom of Heaven.

Take some time to seek the truth, for the traditions of men cannot save your soul.

So many people profess that they are living for Christ and yet have never been "Born again".
Naturally speaking, a person cannot live until they are first born, and so it is spiritually. We
cannot Live spiritually unless we are born again in the Spirit, or born of GOD's Spirit. GOD living inside us (our minds) thru His SON JESUS living inside us and us living inside Jesus. (John 3:5)
"At that day you shall know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you." John 14:20 

John 3:5 (KJV) "Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God."

God, is the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ
  • "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ," Ephesians 1:3
  • "The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, " 2 Corinthians 11:31
  • "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ," 1 Peter 1:3
  • "Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to MY Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto MY Father, and your Father; and to MY GOD, and your GodJohn 20:17
  • "And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve." Luke 4:8
  • the head of Christ is God." 1 Corinthians 11:3 
  • "And ye are Christ's; and Christ is God's." (KJV) 1 Corinthians 3:23
  • Galatians 3:29 If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.
  • 1 Corinthians 15:28 When he has done this, then the Son himself will be made subject to him (the God and Father of Jesus) who put everything under him, so that God may be all in all. 
  • Jesus said in John 14:1 "Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me."
  • 1 Thessalonians 2:13 "For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.


"In every command and in every promise of the Word of God (Jesus) is the power (character), the very life of God, by which the command may be fulfilled and the promise realized. He who by faith receives the Word (Jesus) is receiving the very life and character (power) of God." – {FLB 21.2}

Isaiah 33:22 For the LORD (GOD) is our judge, the LORD is our lawgiver, the LORD is our king; it is he who will save us.

The Holy Spirit IS the thoughts and feelings of God Himself = His PRESENCE and POWER (Character -thoughts and feelings (love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance) = Power!!!)


"A knowledge of God is the foundation of all true education and of all true service." (Ellen White, Testimonies for the Church, vol. 8, pages 292, 293) Getting to know someone is the foundation of trust. How well have we gotten to know God? "Our work is to restore the moral image of God in man through the abundant grace given us of God by Jesus Christ." – {TMK 45.3}  Divinity (Character, nature) Did Not Die

"Satan was well acquainted with the position of honor Christ had held in Heaven as the Son of God, the beloved of the Father. And that he should leave Heaven and come to this world as a man filled him with apprehension for his own safety. He could not comprehend the mystery of this great sacrifice for the benefit of fallen man. He knew well the value of Heaven far exceeded the anticipation and appreciation of fallen man. The most costly treasures of the world he knew would not compare with its worth. As he had lost through his rebellion all the riches and pure glories of Heaven, he was determined to be revenged by causing as many he could to undervalue Heaven and to place their affections upon earthly treasures."  {RH, March 3, 1874 par. 21} 

Here are a few Bible verses that very plainly states that Jesus is "THE WAY" which was why the disciples were persecuted and most killed for because they were of "THE WAY" which was considered a "SECT". Just like the early pioneers of the SDA church were and those who believe like them today will be called "heretics" and part of a "cult" or a "sect".

To Paul: 
Acts 28:22
But we want to hear what your views are, for we know that people everywhere are talking against this sect."

Acts 28:23
They arranged to meet Paul on a certain day, and came in even larger numbers to the place where he was staying. He witnessed to them from morning till evening, explaining about the kingdom of God, and from the Law of Moses and from the Prophets he tried to persuade them about Jesus.

This verse is one my girls and I are memorizing:

Acts 24:14 "But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call HERESY, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and in the prophets:" 

2 Peter 2:2
Many will follow their depraved conduct and will bring the WAY of truth into disrepute.

WHO IS "THE WAY"? or called "A SECT" or "HERESY" also known as a "CULT"? Jesus "The Way"!!! 

John 14:6 "Jesus saith unto him, I am the WAY, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but byME."

To Paul: 
Acts 28:22
But we want to hear what your views are, for we know that people everywhere are talking against this sect."

More about this here:

2 Corinthians 11:3-4King James Version (KJV)

But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.

For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus (Tammuz of the Trinity of gods), whom we have not preached, or if ye receivanother spirit (a character other than Christ's character = Jesus says MY WORDS ARE SPIRIT = John 6:63), which ye have not received, or another gospel (other than "The Way" John 14:6), which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with (beware of) him.

Jeremiah 12:16
And if they learn well the ways of my people and swear by my name, saying, 'As surely as the LORD lives'--even as they once taught my people to swear by Baal--then they will be established among my people.

Baal: Nimrod, Semiramis and Tammuz = the first pagan trinity of gods has had many names down through the ages. Today Baal is also known as a philosophical god (intellectual concept of god) of which we have been warned against by Paul in Col 2:8 and in 2 Cor 11:3-4 called the trinity of gods or tritheism (Tritheism is the teaching that the Godhead is really three separate beings forming three separate gods.) known as "one God in three persons: "God the Father", "God the Son", and "God the Holy Spirit" = Baal worship today. 

"Let us strive with all the power that God has given us to be among the hundred and forty-for thousand." 7BC 970.

  • If a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully.  (2Tim 2:5 KJV)

Video study on the history of the Seventh-day Adventist church about Christ: https://youtu.be/8Zs3dT1afQw

"Holiness is constant agreement with God" RH May 16, 1907, par. 4. "It is the beauty of holiness, a meek and quiet spirit, which is of value with God" The Spirit of Prophecy, vol. 4, p. 383.1. "There is only one path to Paradise restored,--the path of obedience" ST, January 25, 1910 par. 18. 

We May Have the Descent of the Spirit (My WORDS are Spirit and they are LIFE! John 6:63) Now in our minds and on our tongues by obeying the commands of God and trusting in His Promises given to us by Christ—Are we Christians in deed and in truth, or are we such in name only? Christians are growing up a holy temple unto the Lord. But “What agreement hath the temple of God with idols? For ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.” This represents a constant growth in Christian character, growth in spiritual-mindedness. 

The church of Christ in the world is to be a powerful people, a name and praise in all the earth. Jesus has done everything to accomplish this. Now there need to be earnest, deep, sincere efforts to redeem the past unfaithfulness. Time, precious time, has been lost in wanderings and backslidings from God. Every character is to be weighed in the balance of the sanctuary; if the moral character and spiritual advancement do not correspond to the benefits, opportunities and blessings bestowed, “wanting” is written against the name. Isaiah 48:2 "For they call themselves of the holy city, and stay themselves upon the God of Israel; The Lord of hosts is his name."


Be sure to watch this amazing video about HOW our bodies represent the MOST HOLY PLACE in the Heavenly Sanctuary by the late FRAN FISHER: https://youtu.be/gkwWf0sj940 See a interesting chart by Dr. Carlson here about the Sanctuary = this is also a picture of the New Jerusalem, the 144,000 aka the Bride of Christ, the church triumphant, the Throne of God


Heb 1:8 But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne (our minds), O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of
righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.

We ARE the KINGDOM OF GOD. When we reflect Christ's image!

"'The words that I speak are spirit and life' John 6:63. Christ is not here referring to His doctrine, but to His person, the divinity of His character.” 1 Selected Messages p. 249.

"Christ's true followers will represent Him in character. They will turn aside from worldly policy, and every day will train themselves for service in God's cause. In active service they find peace and hope, efficiency and power. They breathe the atmosphere of heaven (Most Holy Place in the Heavenly Sanctuary), the only atmosphere in which the soul can truly live. By obedience they are made partakers of the divine nature. The doing of the living principles of God's law makes them one with Christ; and because He lives, they will live also. At the last day He will raise them as a part of himself. He declares, 'As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me.' 'This is the will of Him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on Him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.' Christ became one with us in order that we might become one with Him in divinity." (Advent Review and Sabbath Herald, 06-18-1901, paragraph 7.) (Note: "one with Him in divinity"! )


PREVIOUSLY UNPUBLISHED STATEMENTS, RECENTLY RELEASED:

"Christ is to be known by the blessed name of Comforter.” {Ms7-1902 (January 26, 1902) par. 10} - EGW

"WE WANT THE HOLY SPIRIT, WHICH IS JESUS CHRIST.” {Lt66-1894 (April 10, 1894) par. 18} - EGW *(see full quote below)


"While God has given ample evidence for faith, He will never remove all excuse for unbelief. All who look for hooks to hang their doubts upon will find them. And those who refuse to accept and obey God's Word until every objection has been removed, and there is no longer an opportunity for doubt, will never come to the light" (The Great Controversy, p. 527).

"There are some who indulge in levity, sarcasm, and even mockery toward those who differ with them. Others present an array of objections to any new view; and when these objections are plainly answered by the words of Scripture, they do not acknowledge the evidence presented, nor allow themselves to be convincedTheir questioning is not for the purpose of arriving at truthbut was intended merely to confuse the minds of others" {GW92 128.1}.

Don't MISS this ARTICLE: click to download and open it here.

"Those who keep God's commandments, those who live not by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God, compose the church of the living God." Bible Commentary, vol 7, p 949.

Christ was the Son of God before coming to earth. “Christ was the only begotten Son of God, and Lucifer, that glorious angel, got up a warfare over the matter, until he had to be thrust down to the earth” — (E.G. White, Ms86, August 21, 1910).

"The Scriptures clearly indicate the relation between God and Christ, and they bring to view as clearly the personality and individuality of each." "God is the Father of Christ; Christ is the Son of God. To Christ has been given an exalted position. He has been made equal with the Father. All the counsels of God are opened to His Son" Testimonies for the Church, Volume Eight, page 268, paragraphs 1 & 3.

“In His incarnation (Christ) gained in a new sense the title of the Son of God… Thus He stood in our world the Son of God, yet allied by birth to the human race” 1 Selected Messages p 226.227.

Isaiah 35:8
And a highway will be there; it will be called the Way of Holiness; it will be for those who walk on that Way. The unclean will not journey on it; wicked fools will not go about on it.

Matthew 7:13
"Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.


Very interesting paper about Professed or True "Adventist" here.
and be sure not to miss this site:

Is the Trinity doctrine True or False:  http://www.trinitytruth.org

The Bible is plain, replete, with the truth about Christ being the Spirit that is to be in us.

I was thinking this morning, about John 14:20 again: 

"At that day ye shall know that I am IN my Father, and ye IN me, and IIN you" John 14:20.

and 2 Cor 3:17:

"Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty" 2 Cor 3:17.

and Romans 8:9:

"But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his" Romans 8:9.

and Galatians 4:6:

"Because you are his sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, "Abba, Father" Galatians 4:6.

and Romans 8:15:

"The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, "Abba, Father." Romans 8:15.

and 1 Cor 15:45:

"And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit" 1 Cor 15;45.

and 1 Peter 1:10-11:

"Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you: Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was IN them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow" 1 Peter 1:10-11 (KJV).

and 2 Cor 11:4:

"For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, oranother gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with (beware of) him" 2 Cor 11:4.

and Philippians 1:19:

"For I know that this shall turn to my salvation through your prayer, andthe supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ" Philippians 1:19.

and Romans 8:2:

"For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death" Romans 8:2.

Jesus says, I am the Way, the TRUTH...and thy LAW is TRUTH...by the Spirit of Jesus IN us (John 14:20; 1 Cor 15:45) is the law written to our hearts....not in stone, but to our fleshy heart or fleshy desires, our fleshy "carnal" choices become transformed into the character aka law of God by the supply of the Spirit of Jesus, the Spirit of the Son of God per 
Galatians 4:6. "Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his" Romans 8:9. Beware of "ANOTHER SPIRIT", "ANOTHER JESUS" and "ANOTHER GOSPEL" per 2 Cor 11:4 and Col 2:8 "Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy (ideas/metaphors = a particular system of philosophical thought) and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ" (Paul is speaking of the triune gods here which have MANY names down through the ages, but are still the same...today these three gods are named Biblical "sounding" names to deceive IF possible the very elect = spiritualism or pure demon worship) - we Adventists are in more danger of backsliding and worshiping the gods of the other churches around us than ancient Israel was in worshiping the gods of the nations around them. Because we still, like Israel, do not want to be called a "cult", a "sect", a "peculiar treasure" unto the Lord. The apostles, after Christ ascended were called "The Way":

 
Here are a few Bible verses that very plainly states that Jesus is "THE WAY" which was why the disciples were persecuted and most killed for because they were of "THE WAY" which was considered a "SECT". Just like the early pioneers of the SDA church were considered a sect...this trinity idea was slowly smuggled into the SDA movement (see this 1978 letter my Mother found in a old purse of hers recently) because the SDA 501c3 church did NOT want to be called a "cult" in the book Martinhouse was writting...so Le Roy Froom (one of the MANY a Jesuit leaders who have infiltrated the SDA church) made every effort possible to make sure SDA's were said to believe in the trinity of three triune gods like the other churches around them...so they would not be called a cult like the Jehovah Witnesses. Those who believe like the SDA pioneers today will and ARE called "heretics" - or "heresy" and part of a "cult" or a "sect" just like the 12 Apostles were called a "Sect" and "The Way".

To Paul: "But we want to hear what your views are, for we know that people everywhere are talking against this sect" Acts 28:22.

"They arranged to meet Paul on a certain day, and came in even larger numbers to the place where he was staying. He witnessed to them from morning till evening, explaining about the kingdom of God (Christ IN US and US IN HIM in the Most Holy Place in Heaven by faith), and from the Law of Moses and from the Prophets he tried to persuade them about Jesus" Acts 28:23. (Just as I am trying to persuade you about Jesus this morning! :)

This verse is one my girls and I have memorized:

"But this I confess unto thee, that after The Way which they callHERESY, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and in the prophets" Acts 24:14.

"Many will follow their depraved conduct and will bring The WAY of truth(Spirit of truth is the Spirit of the Son of God, the Spirit of Christ IN us)into disrepute" 2 Peter 2:2.

WHO IS "THE WAY"? or called "A SECT" or "HERESY" also known as a "CULT"? Jesus is "The Way"!!! 

"Jesus saith unto him, I am The WAY, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by ME" John 14:6.
 
and 1 Timothy 2:5:

"For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus" 1 Timothy 2:5.

I for sure do not want any being's Spirit besides Christ's Spirit filling me per 1 Timothy 2:5 and Romans 8:9 and Acts 4:12.

"Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved" Acts 4:12.

"Then you will know the truth (Jesus says "I am the Truth" John 14:6), and the truth will set you free" John 8:32.

"The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners" Isaiah 61:1.

"But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him" 1 Cor 8:6.

"And ye are Christ's; and Christ is God's" 1 Corinthians 3:23.

"But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God" .

"At that day ye shall know that I am IN my Father, and ye IN me, and IN you" John 14:20.

This is a huge understanding. It speaks volumes.

Because...

If we are IN the body of Christ, who IS, right now, mediating on our behalf, making silent groaning in the Spirit for us to His Father for us, because we are IN HIM, by faith, we enter into Christ through thanksgiving and praise per Psalm 100:4:

"Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name" Psalm 100:4.

This is the city of God, the body of Christ, the church triumphant IN HEAVEN! Those who by Faith enter into Christ, ("ye IN me, and I IN you" John 14:20); we are to be IN Christ, looking out through His eyes, our spirit is blended with His Spirit, our character is blended with His Spirit, our words become blended with His Words...we do not speak on our own, but the Spirit speaketh through us, by a "It is Written" and a "Thus Saith the Lord" on our tongues.

"Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word (Spirit of Jesus Rev 19:13, John 6:63) is truth" John 17:17 (KJV).

"He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of all he created" James 1:18.

"These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth" (Rev 14:4):

"Thy Way, O God, is in the sanctuary (in Heaven today): who is so great a God as our God?" Psalm 77:13.

That sanctuary for us today is the Body of Christ, the Church of the living God, the church of brotherly love, the church triumphant, the church of miracles, the church of healing...the church who claims Bible verse promises to become like Christ in character per 2 Peter 1:4; James 3:2; Luke 21:15. John 6:37...

"The message from God to me for you is 'Him that cometh unto me, I will in no wise cast out' (John 6:37). If you have nothing else to plead before God but this one promise from your Lord and Saviour, you have the assurance that you will never, never be turned away. It may seem to you that you are hanging upon a single promise, but appropriate that one promise, and it will open to you the whole treasure house of the riches of the grace of Christ. Cling to that promise and you are safe. 'Him that cometh unto me I will in no wise cast out.' Present this assurance to Jesus, and you are as safe as though inside the city of God" (Manuscript Releases, vol. 10, p. 175).

"Thy way, O God, is in the sanctuary (in Heaven = join the church in Heaven today, the church triumphant the 5 wise virgins JOINED, by FAITH in God through His Son! Hebrews 12:23): who is so great a God as our God?" Psalm 77:13.

“Who is this coming up from the wilderness (obscurity/little known), leaning (heavily) upon her beloved (Christ)?”  (Song of Solomon 8:5)

Leaning heavily upon Christ by claiming Bible verse promises.

Christ says "I AM THE WAY" John 14:6. Not a denomination. Not a religion. Jesus Christ ALONE IS THE WAY to HEAVEN! 

Christ's disciples followed Jesus aka "The Way" as well. So must we follow Christ alone. Revelation 14:4 "These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb."

Most people do not realize that the followers of Jesus after His resurrection were known as or called "The Way" and called "a sect" and "heretics" or believed in the Way called "heresy". 

Jeremiah 50:5 They (end time remnant saints) shall ask the Way to Zion with their faces thitherward, saying, Come, and let us join ourselves to the Lord in a perpetual covenant that shall not be forgotten.


The Banquet Feast of TRUTH (restoration of the Gifts=miracles and the Third Angel's message (Rev. 14:9-12) which is the message of the 4th Commandment, Exodus 20:8-11) that the 5 wise virgins come out and JOIN by faith when they hear the happy and glad voice of the Bride and Bridegrooms wedding party procession going into, joining the church triumphant in the Most Holy Place in the Third Heaven, the Heavenly Sanctuary, in the City of God, into the Throne room in the New Jerusalem, Zion of the God and Father of Christ the Lamb of God:

The Bride and Guests that JOIN the wedding party procession that has been in progress since Oct 22, 1844: “Arise, shine; for thy light (living reality experiences of Jesus helping you in your life trials) is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.” Isaiah 60:1. To those who go out to meet the Bridegroom IS this message GIVEN."  Christ’s Object Lessons, p. 420.3


Only those who obey the Bridegroom and Brides third angels last warning message to wake up and come out of apostasy (all 501c3 churches today) to JOIN CHRIST and His Bride on their way to the gospel feast in the Most Holy Place in the Sanctuary, the City of God, will the message of the loud cry be given. If when the time Jacobs time of trouble starts for us, the 7 last plagues falling, we are going to be able to STAND UP when CHRIST STANDS UP and says it is finished and probation closes for the WORLD, we like Jacob need to be pleading the promises of God; he had been trusting his pledged word, so do WE. 2 Peter 1:4 tells us how we obtain the character (Divine nature/Godly character) which is the Kingdom of God, love to all people, warning by our example, thoughts, words and actions that if we love God we obey all His Ten Commandments. 

Romans 5:2
through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace (reconciled back into God the Father by being IN the Body of Christ who is in Heaven in the Most Holy Place in the Third Heaven) in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God.

Ephesians 3:12
In him and through faith in him we may approach God (in the Most Holy Place because we are IN CHRIST and have FAITH in GOD's promises, His WORD) with freedom and confidence.

Hebrews 3:1
Therefore, holy brothers and sisters, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on (the now unseen, invisible) Jesus, (who is walking with us by His own Spirit (His own Presence and Power = WORDS = influence = character) today down here on earth) whom we acknowledge as our apostle and high priest.

Hebrews 3:6
But Christ is faithful as the Son over God's house. And we are his house (sacred vessel/dwelling place of BOTH God and His Son's Spirit), if indeed we hold firmly to our confidence and the hope in which we glory.

Hebrews 9:25
Nor did he enter heaven to offer himself again and again, the way the high priest enters the Most Holy Place every year with blood that is not his own.

Hebrews 10:18
And where these have been forgiven, sacrifice for sin is no longer necessary.

Hebrews 10:35
So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded.

Psalm 11:4
The LORD is in his holy temple (our sacred bodies, consecrated wholly unto the Lord to be His servants); the LORD is on his heavenly throne (our mind/the Ark of the Covenant, mercy seat is our minds). He observes everyone on earth; his eyes examine them.

Psalm 47:2
For the LORD Most High is awesome, the great King over all the earth.

Psalm 47:8
God reigns over the nations; God is seated on his holy throne (we are to be mobile chariots, fiery chariots, mobile sacred vessels / churches / thrones of God and His Son's Spirit = their words and presence given to us by the quickened Spirit of His Son, who writes the law to our mind/our hearts desires, our daily choices).

Psalm 113:5
Who is like the LORD our God, the One who sits enthroned on high,

Psalm 115:3
Our God is in heaven; he does whatever pleases him.

Christ is waiting with longing desire for the manifestation of 
Himself (not some other Spirit, but HIS OWN SPIRIT) in His church, the church triumphant by claiming John 6:37. Obeying 2 Peter 1:4, James 3:2 and claiming Luke 21:15.

Christ is WAITING with LONGING DESIRE, like a Bridegroom waits for His Bride, with OPEN ARMS IN the MOST HOLY PLACE in HEAVEN! ALL WE HAVE TO DO IS BY FAITH RUN INTO HIS OPEN ARMS in the Most Holy Place, EMBRACE OUR LORD, OUR BRIDEGROOM and enter into Him and He will fill us with His own Spirit in the chuppa, or huppa, the Bridal Chamber in the Most Holy Place, His own breath, the life of His own soul, the Son of God is the quickening Spirit of truth, who quickens our desires, our hearts, our minds, our daily little choices to truly love to obey our husband Christ, because we love Him dearly. Christ plants His seed into His Bride in the Bridal Chamber, in the Most Holy Place in the Heavenly Sanctuary, WORDS are as seeds which are planted. We in turn have spiritual children, the 5 wise virgin maidens, the daughter of Zion, those who join the feast of truth in the Most Holy Place in the Heavenly Sanctuary. The great multitude joins the banquet feast of truth (Third Angel's Anti-Pope 7th day Sabbath Message Rev 14:9-12) at the Loud cry, when the Bride of Christ is unveiled at the Sunday law, and they go forth to proclaim the Sabbath more fully.

"Lift up thine eyes round about, and behold: all these gather themselves together, and come to thee. As I live, saith the Lord, thou shalt surely clothe thee with them all, as with an ornament, and bind them on thee, as a bride doethIsaiah 49:18.

"Those who think that the church militant is the church triumphant make a GREAT mistake." E.G. White, The Upward Look, 152.

"The members of the church triumphant--the church in heaven--will be permitted to draw near to the members of the church militantto aid them in their necessity" E. G. White, The Southern Watchman, Sep. 8, 1903.


Then they asked him, "What must we do to do the works God requires?"

"Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.”John 6:29.

"Of his own will begat he us (new birth=Christ's Spirit IN US!) with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures" James 1:18.

And this is his command: to believe in the name (Rev. 19:13 "His NAME is the Word of God") of his Son, Jesus Christ, and to love one another as he commanded us.

We are to INVOKE/PRAY God's presence and POWER (character=thoughts and feelings) when we claim His exceedingly great and precious promises per 2 Peter 1:4.

"At that day you shall know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you." John 14:20 

John 3:5 (KJV) "Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God."
"As Christ was twice born, once in eternity, the only begotten of the Father, and again here in the flesh, thus uniting the divine with the human in that second birth, so we, who have been born once already in the flesh, are to have the second birth, being born again of the Spirit, in order that our experience may be the same, the human and the divine being joined in a life union." W.W. PRESCOTT  The Advent Review and Sabbath Herald, vol. 73 April 14, 1896, page 232 par. 2.

"He was born of the Holy Ghost. In other words, Jesus Christ was born again. He came from heaven, GOD's first- born, to the earth, and was born again, But all in Christ's work goes by opposites for us: he, the sinless one, was made to be sin, in order that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. He, the living one, the prince and author of life, died that we might live. He whose goings forth have been from the days of eternity, the first-born of GOD, was born again, in order that we might be born again" The Advent Review and Sabbath Herald, vol. 76 August 1, 1899, page 487 par. 2.

"If Jesus Christ had never been born again, could you and I have ever been born again? No. But he was born again, from the world of righteousness into the world of sin; that we might be born again, from the world of sin into the world of righteousness. He was born again, and was made partaker of the human nature, that we might be born again, and so made partakers of the divine nature. He was born again, unto earth, unto sin, and unto man, that we might be born again unto heaven, unto righteousness, and unto God"  The Advent Review and Sabbath Herald, vol. 76 August 1, 1899, page 487 par. 3.


Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out; and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God (those who are IN the body of Christ John 14:20), which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name ("the Lord is thereEzekiel 48:35), Revelation 3:12. 

The only hope of any man lies through Jesus Christ.... The pure and holy garments are not prepared to be put on by any one after he has entered the gate of the city.All who enter will have on the robe of Christ's righteousness, and the name of God (the Lord is there Ezekiel 48:35 = claiming Bible verse promises! and obeying the Ten Commandments at all costs, preserving God's Honor) will be seen in their foreheads. This name is the symbol which the apostle saw in vision, and signifies the yielding of the mind to intelligent and loyal obedience to all of God's commandments


The conflict that we are passing through is the last we shall have in this world. We are now in the midst of it. Two parties are striving for the supremacy. In this conflict we cannot be neutral. We must stand either on one side or on the other. If we take our position on the side of Christ, if we acknowledge Him before the world in word and work (our WORK IS TO BELIEVE IN THE ONE GOD SENT PER John 6:29 and our words are to be a "Thus Saith the Lord" and a "It is Written"), we are bearing a living testimony as to whom we have chosen to serve and honor. In this important period of earth's history, we cannot afford to leave any one in uncertainty as to whose side we are on.... 

In order to gain the victory over every besetment of the enemy, we must lay hold on a power that is out of and beyond ourselves. We must maintain a constant, living connection with Christ, who has power to give victory to every soul that will maintain an attitude of faith and humility.... As those who hope to receive the overcomer's reward, we must press forward in the Christian warfare, though at every advance we meet with opposition.... As overcomers, we are to reign (today, NOW by Faith) with Christ in the heavenly courts (in the Most Holy Place, in the Third Heaven), and we are to overcome through the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony (claiming Bible verse promises with "a "Thus Saith the Lord" and a "It is Written"). “Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God.”


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His angels are the 144,000 who have a double guard, two angels on either side of them today. Just like the two cherubims on either side of the Ark of the Covenant. You can become one of the 144,000! There is still opportunity to join this special force of God. Said the angel "we must step quickly". 

Oh, if ALL WOULD COME JUST AS THEY ARE, and let Him make the preparation in taking them as His...

Claim this promise: "Him That Cometh Unto Me, I Will In No Wise Cast Out" (John 6:37). PRESENT THIS ASSURANCE TO JESUS, AND YOU ARE AS SAFE AS THOUGH INSIDE THE CITY OF GOD" (Manuscript Releases, vol. 10, p. 175).

ALL WHO LONG TO BEAR THE LIKENESS OF THE CHARACTER OF GOD SHALL BE SATISFIED. THE HOLY SPIRIT OF CHRIST NEVER LEAVES UNASSISTED THE SOUL WHO IS LOOKING UNTO JESUS. The Wisdom and Power of GOD.

Here are the verses for you to consider about the Bible stating plainly that there are TWO BEINGS, not three who are God:


both
bōTH/
predeterminer, determiner, & pronoun
  1. 1.
    used to refer to two people or things, regarded and identified together.
    "both his parents indulged him"

1) "He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath BOTH the Father and the Son." 2 John 1:9

2) If I had not done among them the works no one else did, they would not be guilty of sin. As it is, they have seen, and yet they have hated BOTH me and my Father. John 15:24

3) Even he shall build the temple of the LORD; and he shall bear the glory, and shall sit and rule upon his throne; and he shall be a priest upon his throne: and the counsel of peace shall be between them BOTH. Zechariah 6:13

4) "Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him." John 14:23 Notice this verse only mentions two beings.

"Christ is one with the father, but christ and God are two distinct personages." 5 BC 1148.2. The Upward Look, page 153.
 
"And truly our fellowship is with the father, and with his son Jesus Christ." All through the scriptures, the father and the son are spoken of as two distinct personagesYou will hear men endeavoring to make the son of God a nonentity. He and the father are one, but they are two personagesWrong sentiments regarding this are coming in, and we shall all have to meet them.The Advent Review and Sabbath Herald, July 13, 1905, paragraph 3.

PUBLICATION "ADVENTIST WORLD" PROCLAIMS TO THE WORLD as predicted "endeavoring to make the son of God anonentityThe Advent Review and Sabbath Herald, July 13, 1905, paragraph 3.:

"The Son is 
not the natural, literal Son of the Father
A natural child has a beginning, while within the Godhead the Son is eternal. The term “Son” is used metaphorically when applied to the Godhead." Adventist World, November 2015, page 42. Download here.

"The principles of truth that God in His wisdom has given to the remnant church, would be discardedOur religion would be changedThe fundamental principles that have sustained the work for the last fifty years would be accounted as error. A new (501c3 non-prophet/profit/tax-exempt) organization would be established. Books of a new order would be written. A system of intellectual philosophy (metaphorical / hypothetical / symbol / figure of speech / pretend) would be introduced" –{Selected Messages Book 1, p. 204.2}.


1 John 5:1 "Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves the father loves his child as well."

"The Son of God shared the Father's throne, and the glory of the eternal, self-existent One encircled bothPatriarchs and Prophets, p. 36.2 (Ellen G. White). (Notice only TWO beings are mentioned here).

Even more plainly Ellen White warns, "The Father and the Son ALONE are to be exalted." {The Youth's Instructor, July 7, 1898 par.2})

"Jesus said to him, "Have I been with you such a long time, and do you not know me, Philip? He who has seen me has seen the father. How do you say, 'Show us the father?'" John 14:9.

"I and the father are one." John 10:30.

"The unity that exists between Christ and His disciples does not destroy the personality of either. They are one in purpose, in mind, in character, but not in personIt is thus that God and Christ are one" 8T, p. 269.

"For the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have "believed" that I came out from God." and see John 17:8: "For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me.

John 15:24 If I had not done among them the works no one else did, they would not be guilty of sin. As it is, they have seen, and yet they have hated both me and my Father
1 John 5:1 "Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves the father loves his child as well." Prior to Bethlehem: Proverbs 8:30 "Then I was by him, as one brought up with him: and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him;" 

Colossians 1:16

For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.

Hebrews 1:2
but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe.

Ephesians 2:18 For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit.
Hebrews 9:8 The Holy Spirit was showing by this that the way into the Most Holy Place had not yet been disclosed as long as the first tabernacle was still functioning.
Hebrews 10:20 by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body,

Ellen White: Before Christ came in the likeness of men, he existed in the express image of his Father Ellen White, Youth’s Instructor, December 20, 1900, par. 4.

"The Son of God was 
next in authority to the great Lawgiver. He knew that His life alone could be sufficient to ransom fallen man." --Spirit of Prophecy, vol. 2, page 9, also in Lift Him Up, page 24

1 John 1:7 "But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin."

"If we believe in Godwe are armed with the righteousness (truth) of Christ; we have taken hold of his strength."  Historical Sketches of the Foreign Missions of the Seventh-day Adventists, p. 132.5

He came from heaven, GOD's first-born, to the earth, and was born again:

"The promise that Jesus would come as our Savior had been made in the Garden of Eden. When Adam and Eve first heard it, they expected a quick fulfillment. So when they held their firstborn son in their arms, they both hoped he would be the Redeemer. But that was not to be. Thousands of years later, as God’s appointed time came, Jesus left heaven to be born in Bethlehem." The Desire of Ages, 31, 32., A Call to Stand Apart, p. 14.1

Colossians 1:15 "The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation." 

Colossians 1:15-21 “And He is the image of the invisible God, the first-born of all creation. For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities — all things have been created by Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. He is also head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the first-born from the dead; so that He Himself might come to have first place in everything. For it was the Father's good pleasure for all the fullness to dwell in Him, and through Him (God's Son JESUS) to reconcile all things to Himself (God the Father 1 Cor 8:6), having made peace through the blood of His cross; through Him, I say, whether things on earth or things in heaven.”

"For the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have "believed" that I came out from God." 

And see John 17:8: "For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me.

"The Father was greater than the Son in that he was first." (James White, January 4, 1881,Review & Herald; found in EGW Review and Herald Articles, vol. 1, page 244)

"He came not to our world to give the obedience of a lesser God to a greater, but as a man to obey God’s Holy Law, and in this way he is our example." Selected Messages Book 3, p. 140.1.

The three angel's messages (Rev. 14:6-12), we are told, are all "linked to­gether" and the fourth angel joins the other 3 angels with an additional message of the corruptions that have been entering the SDA churches since 1844 AT JUST THE RIGHT TIME (now), like the midnight cry was an addition to the original time the second angels message was given in 1843 and 1844. The message of the ADDITIONAL CORRUPTIONS is the fourth angels message and is now being brought to the sleepy Ten Virgins whose probation's are almost to close. TIME CANNOT LAST MUCH LONGER. 

"The message of the fall of Babylon, as given by the second angel, is repeated, with the additional mention of the corruption's which have been entering the (SDA) churches since 1844. The work of this angel comes in at the right time to join in the last great work of the third angel's message as it swells to a loud cry" Spiritual Gifts Vol. 1, p. 277.

"This scripture points forward to a time when the announcement of the fall of Babylon, as made by the second angel of Revelation 14, is to be repeated, with the ADDITIONAL mention of the corruptions which have been entering the various organizations (churches) that constitute Babylon (all churches who have adopted false doctrines - all 501c3 churches), since that message was first given, in the summer of 1844The Great Controversy 1888, p. 603.2.

1900 Warning: “The message of the angel [of Revelation 18] following the third is now (1900 "separate from her (SDA church) communion" (1911) LDE78.) to be given to all parts of the world.  It is to be the harvest message, and the whole earth will be lighted with the glory of God.  The Lord has this one [last] call of mercy to [give to] the world, but the perversity of men diverts the work from its true bearing, and the light has to struggle amid the darkness of men who feel themselves competent to do a work that God has not appointed them to do” Last Day Events from the Letters and Manuscripts of E.G. White, p 78 (Letter 86, June 18, 1900).

THE HARVEST MESSAGE IS REV. 18:4; Matt. 25:6; Lev. 20:26 separating the wheat from the tares - learn more about the church in the "wilderness" aka "obscurty" little known to the Catholics here:

"Revelation 18 points to the time when, as the result of rejecting the threefold warning of Revelation 14:6-12, the church will have fully reached the condition foretold by the second angel, and the people of God still in Babylon (false doctrines mixed with truth=like the tree of knowledge of good and evil) will be called upon to separate from her communionTHIS message is the LAST that will ever be given to the world.-- The Great Controversy 1888, p. 390.2 (1911).

"So apostasy in the church will prepare the way for the image to the beast" The Great Controversy 1888, p. 443.4 (Ellen G. White). Said Paul: “There” shall “come a falling away, ... and that man of sin be revealed.” 2 Thessalonians 2:3.

34 years ago, SDA World President Neal C. Wilson plainly and boldly declared, "...There is another universal and truly catholic organization, the Seventh-day Adventist Church." (Review, March 5, 1981, page 3)

"And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh (that is the Spirit of Christ, the Spirit of the Son of God, in our body per John 14:20) is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world" 1 John 4:3.

God bless you as you study to show yourself approved, a workman that needs not to be ashamed.

Think of how many people went into the Ark: 8. How many people went into the promised land of Canaan? 2.

Narrow is the way. FEW find their way into the ARMS of GOD through Christ in the Most Holy Place, in the Sanctuary in Heaven.

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