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

“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

Everyone is Shocked!

I showed all the studies to all my church members and they are studying out your notes. Everyone is shocked [and] they promised not to mention it to the pastor yet. I don’t want him to know yet, [as] I thought it best to let everyone study it out on their own first. Be in prayer…!

Everyone is Shocked!2019-07-03T17:26:32-07:00

What an Eye Opener! – With Robin Morgan

Hi Daniel.

Thank you for you quick response to my email. Thank you for the information you have offered.
My wife and I have learned a lot from watching your videos and those of Allen’s. It has only been within the last 12 months that we found that we were Tritheistic in our thinking and therefore Trinitarian. Wow!!! What an eye opener.
We were born and bred SDA’s but resigned from the church in the early 1990’s and have been home churching ever since. We hold to the KJB and the SOP only and now thanks to you and Allen we know the truth about God the Father and his Son Jesus Christ. The truth on this has been staring at us in the books all our lives yet we still did not see it. I […]
What an Eye Opener! – With Robin Morgan2019-07-03T17:27:02-07:00

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

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

I became an Adventist in 1971 – by Stephen Porter

Dear Mr. Mesa,
My name is Stephen Porter. My home is in Las Cruces New Mexico. I am originally from St. Paul Minnesota. I moved to the Buffalo area of New York in 2015 and married a Christian woman (a Baptist). We lived there for two and a half years before moving to New Mexico. We now visit New York, during the summer to visit her grandbabies.

I became an Adventist in 1971 while in the Marine Corps. I was selected to be the Chaplains assistant and the protestant chaplain was a Seventh-day Pastor named Harold Eslinger. He showed me the truth and I was baptized into the church. Much to the chagrin […]

I became an Adventist in 1971 – by Stephen Porter2019-07-03T17:31:06-07:00