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 […]

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 Church2019-10-03T21:10:45-07:00

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 Pastors2019-09-23T07:02:35-07:00

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

The Word and the Spirit – Book by Corey McCain

Click the image to download and share this wonderful study in PDF book format, understanding better the truth about God and His Spirit. Thank you Corey McCain!

The Word and the Spirit – Book by Corey McCain2019-06-29T20:11:33-07:00

Allos in the New Testament

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160 times in 141 verses the word “allos” is used in the Greek New Testament. BUT, because most don’t speak Greek, we’ll use the English translations. =)

Why? Because we are at the Passover time. This is what Christ was speaking of 2,000 years ago…

The verse in question that uses the word allos is John 14:16,I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever.” Believers in the one true God of the Bible (in light of John 17:3) believe that […]

Allos in the New Testament2019-07-31T07:23:47-07:00

Does God Destroy?

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INTRODUCTION

“God has given to men a declaration of His character and of His method of dealing with sin. “The Lord God, merciful and gracious, long-suffering and abundant in goodness and truth, keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty;” Exodus 34:6, 7. “All the wicked will He destroy.” “The transgressors shall be destroyed together: the end of the wicked shall be cut off.” Psa. 145:20; 37:38. The power and authority of the divine government will be employed to put down rebellion; yet all the manifestations […]

Does God Destroy?2019-06-28T13:00:17-07:00

The Office of Holy Spirit – Book by David Sims

Click the image to download and share this wonderful study in PDF book format, understanding better the truth about God and His Spirit. Thank you David Sims!

The Office of Holy Spirit – Book by David Sims2019-06-28T09:53:04-07:00

Christ Formed Within, by Andrew White

Hello Again,

After finding that quote last night, “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 }” I did a search on “Christ formed within” which yielded 51 hits. Here are some of the highlights I found.

The hidden wisdom, which is Christ formed within, the hope of glory, is a wisdom high as heaven. ( The Review and Herald, July 18, 1899). { 6BC 1114.1 }

We want Christ formed within, the hope of glory. { GH December 1, 1899, par. 2 }
Catch the divine rays of light from Christ and […]

Christ Formed Within, by Andrew White2019-07-03T17:27:57-07:00

Holy Angels in the Plan of Redemption

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Angels can be Holy (though not necessarily)

Matthew 25:31 When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:

Mark 8:38 Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.

Luke 9:26 For whosoever shall be […]

Holy Angels in the Plan of Redemption2019-10-04T11:53:13-07:00

Eyes of the Lord

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Revelation 14:10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb

Genesis 6:8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.

      • “They must have His grace, the Spirit of Christ, to help their infirmities, or they cannot […]
Eyes of the Lord2019-10-04T12:01:56-07:00

Angels in Michigan

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“We need to understand better than we do the mission of the angels. It would be well to remember that every true child of GOD has the co-operation of Heavenly beings. Invisible armies of light and power attend the meek and lowly ones who believe and claim the promises of GOD.” AA 154.2

      • Psalms 34:7 The angel of the LORD encampeth […]
Angels in Michigan2019-10-04T12:04:15-07:00