The Father is first in time and greater than the Son, in AGE, the Elder, the Father of His Son

"Men can know the truth only by being themselves partakers of the divine nature. We have need now for more than human wisdom in reading and searching the Scriptures, and, if we come to God's Word with humble hearts, He will raise up a standard for us against the lawless elements." Selected Messages Book 2, p. 367.4

"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

"In arguing the perfect equality of the Father and the Son, and the fact that Christ is in very nature God, we do not design to be understood as teaching that the Father was not before the Son. It should not be necessary to guard this point, lest some should think that the Son existed as soon as the Father; yet some go to that extreme, which adds nothing to the dignity of Christ, but rather detracts from the honor due him, since many throw the whole thing away rather than accept a theory so obviously out of harmony with the language of Scripture, that Jesus is the only begotten Son of God. He was begotten, not created. He is of the substance of the Father, so that in his very nature he is God; and since this is so  'It pleased the Father that in him should all fullness dwell.' Col. 1:19... While both are of the same nature, the Father is first in point of timeHe is also greater in that he had no beginning, while Christ's personality had a beginning." EJ Waggoner, Signs of the Times, April 8, 1889, p. 214

"But if I am asked what I think of Jesus Christ, my reply is, 'I believe all that the Scriptures say of him. If the testimony represents him as being in glory with the Father before the world was, I believe it. If it is said that he was in the beginning with God, that he was God, that all things were made by him and for him, and that without him was not anything made that was made, I believe it. If the Scriptures say he is the Son of God, I believe it. If it is declared that the Father sent his Son into the world, I believe he had a Son to send... 

"It may be objected, If the Father and the Son are two distinct beings, do you not, in worshipping the Son and calling him God, break the first commandment of the decalogue? "No; it is the Father's will 'That all men should honor the Son, even as they honor the Father.' We cannot break the commandment and dishonor God by obeying him. The Fathers says of the Son, 'Let all the angels of God worship him.' Should angels refuse to worship the Son, they would rebel against the Father. Children inherit the name of their Father. The Son of God 'hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than' the angels. That name is the name of his Father. The Father says to the Son, 'Thy throne, O God, is forever and ever.' Heb.1. The Son is called 'The mighty God.' Isa. 9:6. And when he comes again to earth his waiting people will exclaim, 'This is our God.' Isa. 25:9.

It is the will of the Father that we should thus honor the Son. In doing so we render supreme honor to the Father. If we dishonor the Son, we dishonor the Father; for he requires us to honor his son. "But though the Son is called God yet there is a 'God and Father of our lord Jesus Christ' 1Pet. 1:3. Though the Father says to the Son, 'Thy throne, O God, is forever and ever,' yet, that throne is given him of his Father; and because he loved righteousness and hated iniquity, he further says, 'Therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee.' Heb. 1:9. 'God hath made that same Jesus both Lord and Christ.' Acts. 2:36. The Son is 'the everlasting Father,' not of himself, nor of his Father, but of his children. His language is, 'I and the children which God hath given me.' Heb. 2:13." Review and Herald, June 1, 1869. 


Jesus was set up before the earth was created. "I was set up from everlasting from the beginning, or ever the earth was." Proverbs 8:23. Jesus was with His Father during creation.

"But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting." Micah 5:2

Ellen White stated that Dr. Waggoner’s position in the 1888 time frame "harmonizes PERFECTLY" with what she had tried to teach ALL her life! This means that Dr. Waggoner represented the doctrine of Christ "In a manner or way that could not be better. "That which has been presented harmonizes perfectly with the light which God has been pleased to give me during all the years of my experience." The Ellen G. White 1888 Materials, p. 164.3 and Pastoral Ministry, p. 20.2

Taken out of the quote above: "WE (the early SDA pioneers) do NOT design to understood as teaching."  (that Jesus is His Father and GOD)  

"The
 whole company of believers were UNITED in the truth
." (Manuscript 135, Nov.4, 1903, "Establishing the Foundation of Our Faith.")

“Let the aged men who were pioneers in our work speak plainly, and let those who are dead speak also, by the reprinting of their articles in our periodicals.”—Manuscript 62, 1905, cited in “The Integrity of the Sanctuary Message.”

We are to REPEAT THE WORDS of the pioneers in our work, who knew what it cost to search for the truth as for hidden treasure, and who labored to lay the foundation of our work. . . . The word given me is, Let that which these men have written in the past be reproduced.”—Review and Herald, May 25, 1905.

"The burden of the warning now to come to the people of God, nigh and afar off, is the third angel's message. And those who are seeking to understand this message will not be led by the Lord to make an application of the Word that will undermine the foundation and remove the pillars of the faith that has made Seventh-day Adventists what they are today.-- Manuscript 31, 1896." {E. G. White, Selected Messages Book 2, p. 103. 1896} 

A few are still alive who passed through the experience gained in the establishment of this truth. God has graciously spared their lives to repeat and repeat till the close of their lives, the experience through which they passed even as did John the apostle till the very close of his life. 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. (1905.)" {E. G. White, Counsels to Writers and Editors, pp. 31, 32} 

"Those who served their Master when the work went hard, who endured poverty and remained faithful to the truth when our numbers were small, are ever to be honored and respected. I am instructed to say: Let every believer respect the aged pioneers who have borne trials and hardships and many privations. They are God's workmen and have acted a prominent part in the building up of His Work." {E. G. White, Testimonies for the Church Volume 7, pp. 287-289. 1902} 

"God's tried servants must not be put in hard places. Those who served their Master when the work went hard, those who endured poverty and remained faithful in the love of the truth when our numbers were small, are ever to be honored and respected. Let those who have come into the truth in later years take heed to these words. God desires all to heed this caution.--Letter 47, 1902." {E. G. White, Selected Messages Book 2, p. 227} 

"I saw that God is displeased with the disposition that some have to murmur against those who have fought the heaviest battles for them and who endured so much in the commencement of the message, when the work went hard. The experienced laborers, those who toiled under the weight and the oppressive burdens when there were but few to help bear them, God regards; and He has a jealous care for those who have proved faithful.

He is displeased with those who are ready to find fault with and reproach those servants of God who have grown gray in building up the cause of present truth."

{E. G. White, Testimonies for the Church Volume 3, pp. 320, 321. 1873} 

"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)  "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."  (James White, 1868, Life Incidents, page 343)

John 14:31 “But that the world may know that I love the Father; and as the Father gave me commandment, even so I do. Arise, let us go hence.

 
"Let those who have come into the truth in later years take heed to these words."

The Seventh Day Adventist Church as we know it today, has left the Way Marks, and has established doctrine that is completely contrary to the beliefs held by the pioneers of the church. Ellen White spoke of this apostasy. Here's the facts friend, Ellen White was a member of a Church that was ANTI-TRINITARIAN from 1844-1863-1911.. She was married to an anti-Trinitarian for 35 years.--EGW never rebuked them, not once.

About her husband James White, Ellen states: December 10, 1871,"I was shown that his (James White's) relation to the people of God was similar, in some respects, to that of Moses to Israel." Testimonies for the Church Volume 3, Page 85.

Ellen White states her husband was "Keen, Nobel & True" and was given "GREAT LIGHT ALSO" and "he was to speak and WRITE it out for OTHERS", Selected Messages bk.1, p. 206-207 1904.

“He (James White) received a commendation that few others have attained. God has permitted the precious light of truth to shine upon His word and illuminate the mind of my husband. He may reflect the rays of light from the presence of Jesus upon OTHERS by his preaching and WRITING.”
{E. G. White, Testimonies for the Church Volume 3, p. 502}


Although Ellen rebuked many different people, she had no rebukes for her own husbands (James S. White) blatant rebuke of the trinity doctrine, who called it a: "Catholic error", "spiritualism", "Neither are the Father and the Son parts of the “three-one God”, " the trinity "denied the only Lord God and our Lord Jesus Christ", "The inexplicable Trinity" that it is "bad enough", "the old trinitarian absurdity", "a fundamental error", "the Trinity, which does away the personality of God, and of his Son Jesus Christ", a "vestige of Papacy"...etc. The fact is that James Springer White totally and unequivocally rejected the doctrine of the trinity.

"The same arguments are still urged against all who dare to present, in opposition to established errors, the plain and direct teachings of God's word." {Great Controversy p. 148} 

"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. (The Upward Look, page 352, paragraph 4 Chapter Title: God's Word is True).

"Many of our people do not realize how firmly the foundation of our faith has been laid. My husband, Elder Joseph Bates, Father Pierce, Elder {Hiram} Edson, and others who were KEEN, NOBLE, AND TRUE, were among those who, after the passing of the time in 1844, searched for the truth as for hidden treasure… When they came to the point in their study where they said, "WE can do nothing more," the Spirit of the Lord would come upon me, I would be taken off in vision, and a clear explanation of the passages, WE had been studying would be given me, with instruction as to how WE were to labor and teach effectively. Thus light was given that helped US to understand the scriptures in regard to Christ, His mission, and His priesthood. A LINE OF TRUTH EXTENDING FROM THAT TIME (1844) TO THE TIME WHEN WE SHALL ENTER THE CITY OF GOD, WAS MADE PLAIN TO ME, and I gave to others the instruction that the Lord had given me. What influence is it that would lead men at this stage of our history to work in an underhand, powerful way to tear down the foundation of our faith–the foundation that was laid at the beginning of our work by prayerful study of the Word and revelation? Upon this foundation we have been building for the past fifty years. (Selected Messages bk.1, p. 206-7 1904).


"Whatever contradicts God's word, we may be sure proceeds from Satan." Patriarchs and Prophets, page 55, paragraph 2. 


THE SIGNS OF THE TIMES
August 30, 1910
Condemned by Righteousness
Mrs. E. G. White

The whole world stands condemned before the great moral standard of righteousness. In the great day of judgment every soul that has lived on the earth will receive sentence in accordance as to whether his deeds have been good or evil in the light of the law of God. Every mouth will be stopped as the cross with its dying Victim shall be presented, and its real bearing shall be seen by everymind that has been sin-blinded and corrupted. Sinners will stand condemned before the cross, with its mysterious Victim bowing beneath the infinite burden of human transgression. How quickly will be swept away every subterfuge, every lying excuse! Human apostasy will appear in its heinous character. Men will see what their choice has been. They will then understand that they have chosen Barabbas instead of Christ, the Prince of Peace.

The mystery of the incarnation and the crucifixion will be plainly discerned; for it will be presented before the mind's eye and every condemned soul will read what has been the character of his rejection of truth. All will understand that they have erred from the truth by receiving the misinterpretations and bewitching lies of Satan instead of "every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God." They read the announcement, "Thou, O man, hast chosen to stand under the banner of the great rebel, Satan, and in so doing thou hast destroyed thyself." Whatever may have been the endowment of talent, whatever may have been the supposed wisdom, the rejecter of truth has then no ability to turn unto God. The door is shut, as was the door of the ark in Noah's day.

The great men of earth will then understand that they have surrendered mind and heart to ensnaring philosophy which pleased the carnal heart. Hope and grace and every inducement had been held out by One who loved them, and gave His life for them, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life; but they refused the love of God. Their lofty opinions, their human reasonings, were extolled; they declared themselves sufficient in themselves to understand divine mysteries, and they thought their own powers of discrimination were strong enough to discern truth for themselves. They fell an easy prey to Satan's subtlety, for he presented before them specious errors in human philosophy, which has an infatuation for human minds. They turned from the Source of all wisdom, and worshipped intellect. The message and the messengers of God were criticized and discarded as beneath their human, lofty ideas. The invitations of mercy were made a jest, and they denied the divinity of Jesus Christ, and derided the idea of His preexistence before He assumed human nature. But the tattered shreds of human reasoning will be found to be only as ropes of sand in the great day of God.
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