Sinner in the Bible

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Old Testament

Genesis 13:13 But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the LORD exceedingly.

Genesis 20:6 And God said unto him [Pharaoh] in a dream, Yea, I know that thou didst this in the integrity of thy heart; for I also withheld thee from sinning against me: therefore suffered I thee not to touch her.

Exodus 9:27 And Pharaoh sent, and called for Moses and Aaron, and said unto them, I have sinned this […]

Sinner in the Bible2019-12-11T00:45:33-08:00

Children are Innocent

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James 4:17 To him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.

Question: do babies know to do good or evil? If not, are babies “dead to sin?” (Romans 6:2)

Deuteronomy 1:39 Moreover your little ones, which ye said should be a prey, and your children, which in that day had no knowledge between good and evil, they shall go in thither, and unto them will I give it, and they shall possess it.

      • Numbers 14:31 But your little […]
Children are Innocent2019-11-17T18:00:33-08:00

Acts 10 – Common or Unclean

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Acts 10:1 There was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion of the band called the Italian band,

Acts 10:2 A devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, which gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God alway.

      • The chapter starts out explaining about a Gentile.

Acts 10:3 He saw in a vision evidently about the ninth hour of the day an angel of God coming in to him, and saying unto him, Cornelius.

Acts 10 – Common or Unclean2019-11-08T11:32:43-08:00

Mystery of Godliness – S.N. Haskell

S. N. HASKELL, Bible Training School, February 1919.

The word “mystery” occurs twenty-seven times in the Bible. It is derived from a Greek term signifying, “What is known only by the initiated.” The apostle says, “Great is the mystery of godliness;” then he explains the term by saying, “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.” 1 Tim. 3:16.

If the apostle had said, “Great is the mystery of God,” all at once would have said, “Yes we know that; but it is GODLINESS that is the mystery. It is God manifest in the flesh.” It is justification in the spirit. Such was the life of our […]

Mystery of Godliness – S.N. Haskell2019-10-26T18:44:38-07:00

Christ in You?

1) What does Christ in our hearts mean?

  • Galatians 4:6 And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.

  • “Christ dwelling in our hearts by faith MEANS the CONTEMPLATION of Christ, BEHOLDING Christ, ever CHERISHING the dear Saviour as our very best and honored Friend, so that we would NOT in any action GRIEVE and OFFEND Him.” 11LtMs, Lt 40, 1896, par. 1

2) What part of Christ is actually in us?

  • Philippians 2:5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus.

  • “Those who do the words of Christ will perfect a Christian character, because CHRIST’S WILL is THEIR WILL. THUS is Christ formed within, the hope of glory.” PH028 8.2, 6LtMs, Ms 1a, […]

Christ in You?2019-10-21T21:51:56-07:00

Evangelism 613-617 Considered Again

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Misrepresentations of the Godhead

Evangelism, pages 613-617 Considered Again…

Let People Know Our Position—Our policy is, Do not make prominent the objectionable features of our faith, which strike most decidedly against the practices and customs of the people, until the Lord shall give the people a fair chance to know that we are believers in Christ, that we do believe in the divinity of Christ, and in His pre-existence.—Testimonies to Ministers and Gospel Workers, 253 (1895). Ev 613.2

Amen! John 1:1-3 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word […]

Evangelism 613-617 Considered Again2019-10-26T18:25:49-07:00

In Him was Life – Original, Unborrowed, Underived

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John 1:4In Him was life… How?

(Consider John 14:6 – Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.) Yes, but how?

John 14:10-11 – Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.

John 14:11 Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works’ sake.

2 Corinthians 5:19God was in […]

In Him was Life – Original, Unborrowed, Underived2019-10-20T22:45:46-07:00

A Response to Christ’s Place in the Godhead by the Biblical Research Institute (BRI)

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Author:
Ellen G. White (red and blue characters by Pastor Daniel Mesa)
A collection of statements from E.G. White on the Trinity. (???)

I. Deity and Nature of Christ 

https://adventistbiblicalresearch.org/materials/theology-godgodhead/christs-place-godhead

1.  One With Eternal Father.—”Christ, the Word, the only begotten of God, was one with the eternal Father,—one in nature, in character, in purpose,—the only being that could enter into all the counsels and purposes of God.  ‘His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, […]

A Response to Christ’s Place in the Godhead by the Biblical Research Institute (BRI)2019-10-14T12:16:30-07:00

Christ Divested of the Personality of Humanity and Glorified

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Cumbered with humanity [as a human on earth], Christ could not be in every place personally; [as a human on earth] therefore it was altogether for their advantage that He should leave them [from earth to go to Heaven], go to His father [in Heaven], and send the Holy Spirit [an agency from Heaven: John 14:12 Quoted, “By this, Christ did not mean that the disciples […]

Christ Divested of the Personality of Humanity and Glorified2019-10-08T08:40:58-07:00

How and Why I was Disfellowshipped from the Seventh-day Adventist Church

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It’s very possible that the others involved in this quandary will remember the details a bit differently than I do, but this is how I recall the situations to the best of my ability in a succinct way.

If you too have a story to share, please send that story through an email here.

Toward the end of 2014 I was studying the book of Revelation to teach it as a series of verse by verse lectures. I knew Revelation 3:14 would give me trouble in my current understanding as a senior […]

How and Why I was Disfellowshipped from the Seventh-day Adventist Church2019-11-30T21:51:14-08:00

Christ Followed Israel

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  1. Jacob dreamed of a ladder reaching heaven where the Angels ascended and descended, Genesis 28:12
    1. Jesus was the Ladder reaching heaven with Angels ascending and descending, John 1:51
  1. Jacob had a son named Joseph, Genesis 49:22
    1. Jacob had a son named Joseph, Matthew 1:16
  1. Joseph, a child of Israel, dreamed of Egypt, Genesis 37:5-8
    1. Joseph, a child of Israel, dreamed of Egypt, Matthew 2:13
  1. Joseph was given a second dream about Egypt – Genesis 37:9-10
    1. Joseph, father of the Child Israel, was given a second dream in Egypt – Matthew 2:19-20
  1. While the children […]
Christ Followed Israel2019-10-15T16:29:30-07:00

Another Probation

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Here the mysterious cup trembled in His hand. Here the destiny of a lost world was hanging in the balance. Should He wipe the blood drops from His brow, and root from His soul the guilt of a perishing world, which was placing Him, all innocent, all undeserving, under the penalty of a just law? Should He refuse to become man’s substitute and surety? refuse to give him another trial, another probation? Ms42-1897.7

Separation from His Father, the punishment for transgression and sin, was to fall upon Him in order to magnify God’s law and testify […]

Another Probation2019-10-01T22:01:35-07:00

“He That is in You” by Christina Hilton, 16 Years of Age

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(I asked Christina if I could share this paper, which she had written for a high-school homework assignment… praise God. =)

Can we overcome sin and, if we can, how? Revelation chapters two, three, and twenty-one all say “To him that overcometh”… and go on to describe the rewards of the overcomer. Why would it say that if overcoming is impossible? How can we overcome? The answer is in 1 John 4:4 which says, “Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is […]

“He That is in You” by Christina Hilton, 16 Years of Age2019-09-11T13:46:20-07:00

An Open Letter to Seventh-day Adventist Pastors

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The reader will find below a numbered series of thoughts that were put together by a currently employed Seventh-day Adventist pastor in an effort to establish the doctrine of the trinity using mostly Ellen White’s writings. These thoughts came to me in the order following, and were originally numbered as they are. I’ve added responses in blue considering the context of each passage with additional Bible verses.

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1st:

We cannot define or understand the Holy Spirit beyond what inspiration says.

“It is not essential for you to know and be […]

An Open Letter to Seventh-day Adventist Pastors2019-10-21T16:54:07-07:00

50 Bible Questions About the Trinity

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  1. Where are the words ‘trinity,’ triune,’ triunity,’ or the like in the Bible?
  2. Can we find  ‘God the Son’ in the Bible?
  3. Can we find  ‘God the Spirit’ in the Bible?
  4. Where is the term ‘co-eternal’ in the Bible?
  5. Where is the term ‘co-equal’ in the Bible?
  6. If the salient words or phrases of the trinity are not found in the Bible, where did this idea come from?
  7. In an Old Testament prophecy of Jesus Christ in the Bible, when it refers to the “counsel of peace” which is “between them both,” who are the both? If it was God the Father and His Son, where was the Spirit?
50 Bible Questions About the Trinity2019-09-23T07:03:53-07:00

The Fraudhead

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THE PROBLEMS:

The “counsel of peace” was between them both, which refers to the Father and His Son, as it reads in Zechariah 6:13 (see also Patriarchs and Prophets 34.1, and The Great Controversy 493.1). The enemy, satan, wanted to be “like the Most High” (Isaiah 14:14). He wanted to be as the “Son of God” who had been involved in the plans of the creation of man (see Hebrews 1:1-2, and Ephesians 3:9). 

The enemy, as a created son of God, was not allowed into the counsel of peace between the Father and […]

The Fraudhead2019-07-17T11:53:36-07:00

Two Pastors (one non-trinitarian) Answer questions About the Holy Spirit

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Pastor Daniel Mesa (a non-trinitarian) and Pastor Kenneth Jørgensen (a trinitarian) were asked a couple dozen questions about the Holy Spirit by Light Channel Ministry. Learn with us in the video posted below to understand more about the ways some pastors answer a few of the harder questions regarding this life-changing subject.

(Audio cuts out periodically in the video for Pastor Mesa due to a slower internet speed, so please ask questions if you have need for clarification.)

Two Pastors (one non-trinitarian) Answer questions About the Holy Spirit2019-10-04T11:56:15-07:00

Saturday or Sunday – Does it Matter?

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With God the Father as Creator through His Son, look at the first gift of time God gave to man.

Saturday, seventh day of the week; different theories explain name, including that it comes from the Latin Saturni dies, or day of the god Saturn, and that it was named Saturn’s-day by Babylonians after Saturn, one of the 5 planetary bodies known to them; Jewish Sabbath, or holy day; (Compton’s Interactive Encyclopedia).

Friday, sixth day of the week; name derived from Frigg’s-day; Frigg (or Freya), the wife of the god Odin,… […]

Saturday or Sunday – Does it Matter?2019-07-11T09:28:04-07:00