Christ was God Essentially

Taken from the only time this quote was not included in a compilation:

“The world was made by him, “and without him was not anything made that was made.” If Christ made all things, he existed before all things. The words spoken in regard to this are so decisive that no one need be left in doubt. Christ was God essentially, and in the highest sense. He was with God from all eternity, God over all, blessed forevermore.” RH April 5, 1906, par. 6

Ephesians 3:9 and Hebrews 1:1-2 speak clearly that God the Father created all things through His Son. John 1:1–3 says that all things were created by Christ, without Him nothing was made.

Therefore, over all creation, Christ was God in essence, or essentially. As ruler of all because of creation, He was in the highest […]

Christ was God Essentially2021-07-15T14:05:56-07:00

Genesis in the New Testament

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The 74 references to Abraham in the New Testament alone! 80 references to Moses! 9 references to Adam, 27 references to Jacob, and 79 references to Israel!

If you claim Christianity, you might want to know that Christ quoted or referred to Genesis several times:

Matthew 11:23-24 And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven, shalt be brought down to hell: for if the mighty works, which have been done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day.

Matthew 11:24 But I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee.

(See Genesis 18-19)

Matthew 19:3-6 The Pharisees also came unto him, tempting him, […]

Genesis in the New Testament2021-05-01T10:35:36-07:00

The Latter (Ladder) Rain

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Deuteronomy 11:14 That I will give you the rain of your land in his due season, the first rain and the latter rain, that thou mayest gather in thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil.

Job 29:23 And they waited for me as for the rain; and they opened their mouth wide as for the latter rain.

Proverbs 16:15 In the light of the king’s countenance is life; and his favour is as a cloud of the latter rain.

Jeremiah 3:3 Therefore the showers have been withholden, and there hath been no latter rain; […]

The Latter (Ladder) Rain2021-04-01T16:47:08-07:00

Answering Mr. O in Regard to Omnipresence

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Mr. O, I mentioned I would put a video together, but after starting to write out the notes, I found that writing would be a good way to go. I hope you don’t mind the change in what I said I would do. My comments are in bold:

Hello Pastor. I have some concerns regarding this video presentation and I am hoping you can help me understand. First of all, I agree with everything you have presented as far as the sources you have quoted. My concern is, I am afraid I am not understanding your interpretation of the material you have conveyed.

Thank you so much. If you could help, I would request that you go through the video again, pointing out precisely where I have misconstrued the words I […]

Answering Mr. O in Regard to Omnipresence2021-06-14T07:52:25-07:00

Courtship with Isaac and Rebekah

 

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Principles of courtship from the Bible

Genesis 24:1 Abraham was old, and well stricken in age: and the LORD had blessed Abraham in all things. 

  • Abraham, an aged man that God had blessed in all things. Old and wise, mature, careful, instructed by the Lord, someone who it would be well for us to take counsel from.

Genesis 24:2 And Abraham said unto his eldest servant of his house, that ruled over all that he had, Put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh:

  • To his oldest, wisest servant, one who was closest to him, even in his house, one that had the greatest amount of responsibility, ruling over all that Abraham had, to one honored […]
Courtship with Isaac and Rebekah2021-03-03T15:07:49-08:00

Proverbs 8:22-30

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This chapter starts out addressing “wisdom.” Notice how 1 Corinthians 1:24 and 30 address this issue saying that Christ is wisdom. 

Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.” 1 Corinthians 1:24

Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom.” 1 Corinthians 1:30

Ellen White applies Proverbs 8:22-30 directly to Christ in Patriarchs and Prophets 34.1 by saying, “the Son of God declares concerning Himself…”

Proverbs 8:22 The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old.

Possessed:

Out of the 85 translations, most, “bought” = 21, “buy” = 18 (Similar to Luke 2:34-35?). 

Beginning:

Out of the 51 translations, most, “beginning” = 18, “firstfruits” = 11. 

Way:

Out of […]

Proverbs 8:22-302021-04-10T16:07:48-07:00

My Testimony and How God Has Led Me – the Richard Story Testimony

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 My Testimony and How God Has Led Me.

By Richard Story

The purpose of this testimony is not intended to be an all-inclusive autobiography. I’m trying to tell how I kept Jesus out of my heart, and He finally got me to listen to Him.

I was born in a Naval hospital, in Atlanta, Georgia, during a snow storm which is highly unusual for Georgia, even if it was December 12, 1944. I was 22 inches long, and weighed 6 lbs 12 oz. My initial size belied the fact that throughout my life I’ve been average height and definitely […]

My Testimony and How God Has Led Me – the Richard Story Testimony2021-09-20T20:25:13-07:00

The Foreknowledge of God

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Acts 2:22 Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know:

Acts 2:23 Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge (Gr: prognosis, 1 of 2 uses) of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain:

Acts 2:24 Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it.

Romans 8:29 […]

The Foreknowledge of God2021-03-02T17:03:35-08:00

Baptizing into the Family (baptize, baptized, baptism)

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  • How do we get to the Father?

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.

1 Timothy 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.

  • How do we get the Spirit? John the Baptist said,

Matthew 3:11 I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy […]

Baptizing into the Family (baptize, baptized, baptism)2021-04-13T17:18:49-07:00

All the World

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All the World (and the Church) Wondered After the Beast

See Revelation 13:3, 11-12, Matthew 22:36-40, and 1 Corinthians 10:11

Adam and Eve – all the world, which was the church, wondered after the beast

  • Genesis 3, no other gods…

Noah – nearly all the world wondered after the beast

  • Genesis 6, Matthew 24:37, no other gods, coveting,

Sodom and Gomorrha – nearly all the city wondered after the beast

  • Genesis 18-19, Luke 17:28-29, no other gods, adultery, covet, kill

Joshua and Caleb – nearly all the church wondered after the […]

All the World2020-12-26T06:57:53-08:00

God Looks Down

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Deut. 26:15 Look down from thy holy habitation, from heaven, and bless thy people Israel, and the land which thou hast given us, as thou swarest unto our fathers, a land that floweth with milk and honey.

Psa. 14:2 The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.

Psa. 53:2 God looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, that did seek God. […]

God Looks Down2020-12-21T05:11:24-08:00

Wh… I Am

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John 6:35 And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.

John 6:51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.

  • Notice the context:
    Wh… I Am2021-01-06T11:21:38-08:00

    Lucifer Fallen

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    Ezekiel 28:12 Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.

    Ezekiel 28:13 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.

    Ezekiel 28:14 Thou […]

    Lucifer Fallen2020-12-16T07:26:05-08:00

    God the Father 2.0 and QnA

     

     

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    “That there is one God, a personal, spiritual being, the creator of all things, omnipotent, omniscient, and eternal; infinite in wisdom, holiness, justice, goodness, truth, and mercy; unchangeable, and everywhere present by his representative, the Holy Spirit. Ps. 139:7.” SDA Fundamental Principle, 1889

    Genesis 1:26 God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness…

    • Adam, as the “Father of all” -Gen. 2:7, Psa. 90:1-2
    • Eve, begotten/brought forth -Gen. 2:21-22, […]
    God the Father 2.0 and QnA2020-12-16T07:26:46-08:00

    Melchisedec

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    There are 11 uses in the KJV

    Genesis 14:18 And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God.

    Notice, the Bible says he was the “king” and “the priest,” not the son of God, nor the spirit of God—and being a king and priest, he must have been a man. If, as the king of Salem (meaning peace), he brought “bread and wine” which were symbolic of the forthcoming life and death of the Son of God, could he not also be symbolic of that […]

    Melchisedec2020-12-16T07:28:31-08:00

    Christ’s Nature

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    According to Christ in Mark 8:38, He was born into an “adulterous and sinful generation.” Paul said He was in the “likeness of sinful flesh” (Romans 8:3). “Verily he took not on him the nature of angels [pure and holy]; but he took on him the seed [sperm/nature] of Abraham. Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people. For in that he himself hath suffered being […]

    Christ’s Nature2020-12-16T07:28:46-08:00

    Justification

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    We cannot be saved by our works, yet we cannot be saved without them. The reason? The judgment to come (consider Ecclesiastes 12:13-14, 2 Corinthians 5:10).

    “There are conditions to our receiving justification and sanctification, and the righteousness of Christ. I know your meaning, but you leave a wrong impression upon many minds. While good works will not save even one soul, yet it is impossible for even one soul to be saved without good works. 1SM 377.1 (letter to AT Jones)

        • “Justification is the reward of […]
    Justification2020-10-31T15:03:16-07:00

    Stand Up for Jesus – Christina Hilton

    How do we receive light from God?

    There are many ways, but one of the ways we receive light is through Bible study and prayer

    Ps 119:105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.

    What happens when we reject light?

    Example: Saul

    Multitude of the Philistines

    Israel was afraid

    Samuel sets a time

    Saul waits, but gets impatient

    1 Samuel 13:8-13 And he tarried seven days, according to the set time that Samuel had appointed : but Samuel came not to Gilgal; and the people were scattered from him. [9] And Saul said, Bring hither a burnt offering to me, and peace […]

    Stand Up for Jesus – Christina Hilton2020-10-04T08:04:27-07:00

    The Law and the Gospel

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    Thank you Wally Ziembicki.

    “The Law and The Gospel”

    1. Christ’s favorite theme was the paternal tenderness and abundant grace of God; He dwelt much upon the holiness of His character and His law; He presented Himself to the people as the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Let these be the themes of Christ’s ministers. Present the truth as it is in Jesus. Make plain the requirements of the law and the gospel. Tell the people of Christ’s life of self-denial and sacrifice; of His humiliation and death; of His resurrection and ascension; of His […]

    The Law and the Gospel2020-10-02T17:09:22-07:00

    Gospel in the Sanctuary (Angels in the Sanctuary)

     

     

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    Steps to the Father

    By Zaddoch Ponde GSrrM –Kenya

    GospelSoundersMinistry.org

    Hebrews 8:5 Who serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things, as Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle: for, See, saith he, [that] thou make all things according to the pattern showed to thee in the mount.

    Psa 77:13  Thy way, O God, is in the sanctuary: who is so great a God as our God?

    • Light from the sanctuary illumined the past, the […]
    Gospel in the Sanctuary (Angels in the Sanctuary)2020-10-04T08:06:12-07:00

    A Deeper Look at the Angels

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    Revelation 1:1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:

    Daniel 8:15 And it came to pass, when I, even I Daniel, had seen the vision, and sought for the meaning, then, behold, there stood before me as the appearance of a man.

    Daniel 8:16 And I heard a man’s voice between the banks of Ulai, which called, and said, Gabriel, make […]

    A Deeper Look at the Angels2020-08-20T17:05:08-07:00

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