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- You posted an online series of videos and papers on the topic of the Godhead, along with a PDF called “50 Questions about the Trinity.” Give […]
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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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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, […]
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 […]
John 1:4 – In Him was life… How?
1 Corinthians 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.
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 […]
Ellen G. White (red and blue characters by Pastor Daniel Mesa)
A collection of statements from E.G. White on the Trinity. (???)
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, […]
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 […]
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.
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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 […]
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 […]
John 14:1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
John 14:2 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
John 14:3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will […]
Here are a few studies on the angels, and there may be more to come. =)
“In the Word of God are represented two contending parties that influence and control human agencies in our world. Constantly these parties are working with every human being. Those who are under God’s control and who are influenced by the heavenly angels will be able to discern the crafty workings of the unseen powers of darkness. Those who desire to be in harmony with the heavenly agencies should be intensely in earnest to do God’s will. They must give no place whatever to Satan and his angels.” 18LtMs, Ms 95, 1903, par. 9
(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 […]
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.
We cannot define or understand the Holy Spirit beyond what inspiration says.
“It is not essential for you to know and be […]
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 […]
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.)
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,… […]