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God’s Word and the Trinity [1]

 
SECTION 1
Let us start by asking a few Questions:
 
Q1: Was Jesus a Jew?
A1: Yes
 
Mark Chapter 12:32-34
And the scribe said unto him, Well, Master, thou hast said the truth: FOR THERE IS ONE GOD; and there is none other but HE: [de6.4; is42.8; ml2.10; mk12.29-30; jn17.3; ro3.30; 1co8.4&6; ep4.6; 1ti2.5; ja2.19]
And to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love [his] neighbour as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.
And when Jesus saw that he answered discreetly, he said unto him, THOU ART NOT FAR FROM THE KINGDOM OF GOD. And no man after that durst ask him [any question].
Q2: Now, and in the days when Jesus was on earth, who do/did the Jews worship?
A2: God the Father – FOR THERE IS ONE GOD; and there is none other but HE
 
Mt4.10 Then saith Jesus unto him [Satan], Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, THOU SHALT WORSHIP THE LORD THY GOD, AND HIM ONLY SHALT THOU SERVE. [de6.13, lk4.8]
Q3: As Jesus only worshipped His Father, SURELY WE SHOULD DO THE SAME?
A3: Yes – if we chose to follow Jesus.
 
Q4: Then why do we worship a NON-BIBLICAL, NON-SPIRIT OF PROPHECY 3 gods in 1 and 1 god in 3 trinity doctrine?
A4: ?????
 
Let’s do a KJV Bible search and then a Spirit of Prophecy search:
EGW Writings KJV Bible search on:
“God the Father” – 13 finds
“God the Almighty” – 0 finds
“Almighty God” – 3 finds
“Jehovah” – 4 finds
“Lord God” – 532 finds [includes punctuation i.e. Lord. God]
“God the Son” – 0 finds
“Son of God” – 47 finds
“God the Holy Spirit” – 0 finds
“God the Spirit” – 0 finds
“Spirit of God” – 26 finds
“Spirit of Jesus” – 1 find
“Spirit of Christ” – 2 finds
“Spirit of Truth” – 4 finds
“holy Spirit of Promise” – 1 find
“Spirit of Our” – 1 find; relating to the “Spirit of Our God”
Trinity – 0 finds.
Throne – 159 finds
“Throne of God” – 6 finds
Throne God or Jesus or Christ or Son or Father or “our Lord” – 46 finds
EGW Writings Spirit of Prophecy search on:
“God the Father” – 159 finds
“God the Almighty” – 6 finds
“God Jehovah” – 14 finds
“Almighty God” – 38 finds
“Jehovah God” – 19 finds
“Lord God” – 1792 finds [includes commas, full stops, etc.]
“God the Son” – 9 finds, but never without a full stop [i.e.“God. The Son”] or a comma [i.e.“God, the Son”]
“Son of God” – 4646 finds
“Holy Spirit” – 9210 finds
“God the Holy Spirit” – 62 finds, but never without a full stop [i.e.“God. The Holy Spirit”], or a comma [i.e.“God, the Holy Spirit”], etc.
“God the Spirit” – 84 finds, but never without a full stop [i.e.“God. The Spirit”], or a comma [i.e.“God, the Spirit”], etc.
“Spirit of God” – 5481 finds, of which
“Holy Spirit of God” – 408 finds
“Spirit of Jesus” – 176 finds, of which
“Holy Spirit of Jesus” – 0 finds
“Spirit of Christ” – 1363 finds, of which
“Holy Spirit of Christ” – 6 finds
“Holy Spirit of” not “Holy Spirit of God” not “Holy Spirit of Christ” – 16 finds, of which
“Holy Spirit of Promise” – 5 finds, and
“Holy Spirit of Truth” [inc. Truth and Righteousness] – 6 finds, and
“Holy Spirit of Love” – 2 finds
“His Holy Spirit” – 955 finds, of which
“His Holy Spirit” not God not Father not LORD not Christ not Jesus not God’s not “Infinite One” not Christ’s not Teacher – 0 finds. So, every single one of the above 955 finds relates to God or to His Only Begotten Son.
“Spirit of Our” – 39 finds. 16 relate to spirit; 23 relate to Spirit, where:
“Spirit of Our God” – 11 finds; “Spirit of Our Master” – 4 finds; “Spirit of Our Lord’s” – 3 finds; others being forgiving Master, beloved Master, divine Lord, dear Redeemer and Saviour – all 1 find.
Trinity – 1 find! Here is the quote:
The Eternal Dignitaries of the Trinity.–The eternal heavenly dignitaries–God, and Christ, and the Holy Spirit–arming them [the disciples] with more than mortal energy, . . . would advance with them to the work and convince the world of sin.–Manuscript 145, 1901. {Ev 616.4}
As you will see, it is mentioned in a Sub-Heading and is therefore NOT part of the Inspired Writings.
We shall consider the Book Evangelism and these pages 615 – 617 later.
 
EGW Writings KJV Bible search on Throne and Lord or God or Father or Jesus or Christ – 77 finds
EGW Writings KJV Bible search on Throne and Lord or God or Father or Jesus or Christ or Saviour – 77 finds
EGW Writings KJV Bible search on Throne and Lord or God or Father or Jesus or Christ or Saviour or Spirit – 78 finds
EGW Writings KJV Bible search on Throne and Spirit – 1 find
This 1 find being:
Revelation 4:2
And immediately I [John the Revelator] was in the spirit; and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and [one] sat on the throne.
Conclusion: According to God’s Word, the Spirit never sits upon the Heavenly Throne. Only God the Father and His Only Begotten Son sit upon the Heavenly Throne – this is confirmed by the Spirit of Prophecy [as seen later] and by the Scriptures below.
EGW Writings KJV Bible search on Throne and Lord or God or Father AND Jesus or Christ or Saviour – 2 finds
Acts 2:30
Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that GOD had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he WOULD RAISE UP CHRIST TO SIT ON HIS THRONE;
and
Hebrews 12:2
Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of [our] faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
The King of the universe summoned the heavenly hosts before Him, that in their presence He might set forth the true position of His Son and show the relation He sustained to all created beings. The Son of God shared the Father’s throne, and the glory of the eternal, self-existent One encircled BOTH. About the throne gathered the holy angels, a vast, unnumbered throng—“ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands” (Revelation 5:11.), the most exalted angels, as ministers and subjects, rejoicing in the light that fell upon them from the presence of the Deity. Before the assembled inhabitants of heaven the King declared that none but Christ, the Only Begotten of God, could fully enter into His purposes, and to Him it was committed to execute the mighty counsels of His will. The Son of God had wrought the Father’s will in the creation of all the hosts of heaven; and to Him, as well as to God, their homage and allegiance were due. Christ was still to exercise divine power, in the creation of the earth and its inhabitants. But in all this He would not seek power or exaltation for Himself contrary to God’s plan, but would exalt the Father’s glory and execute His purposes of beneficence and love. (PP 36.2)
The great Creator assembled the heavenly host, that he might in the presence of all the angels confer special honor upon his Son. THE SON WAS SEATED ON THE THRONE WITH THE FATHER, and the heavenly throng of holy angels was gathered around them. The Father then made known that IT WAS ORDAINED BY HIMSELF THAT CHRIST SHOULD BE EQUAL WITH HIMSELF; so that wherever was the presence of his Son, it was as his own presence. His word was to be obeyed as readily as the word of the Father. His Son he had invested with authority to command the heavenly host. Especially was he to work in union with himself in the anticipated creation of the earth and every living thing that should exist upon it. His Son would carry out his will and his purposes, but would do nothing of himself alone. The Father’s will would be fulfilled in him. Satan was jealous and envious of Jesus Christ. Yet when all the angels bowed to Jesus to acknowledge his supremacy and high authority and rightful rule, Satan bowed with them; but his heart was filled with envy and hatred. Christ had been taken into counsel with the Father in regard to his plans, while Satan was unacquainted with them. He did not understand, neither was he permitted to know, the purposes of God. But CHRIST WAS ACKNOWLEDGED SOVEREIGN OF HEAVEN, HIS POWER AND AUTHORITY TO BE THE SAME AS THAT OF GOD HIMSELF. Satan thought that he was himself a favorite in heaven among the angels. He had been highly exalted; but this did not call forth from him gratitude and praise to his Creator. He aspired to the height of God himself. He gloried in his loftiness. He knew that he was honored by the angels. He had a special mission to execute. He had been near the great Creator, and the ceaseless beams of glorious light enshrouding the eternal God, had shone especially upon him. Satan thought how angels had obeyed his command with pleasurable alacrity. Were not his garments light and beautiful? Why should Christ thus be honored before himself? {ST, January 9, 1879 par. 2} [See also The Signs of the Times, January 9, 1879 and Spirit of Prophecy, vol. 1, pages 18, 19].
Little by little Lucifer came to indulge the desire for self-exaltation. The Scripture says, “Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness.” Ezekiel 28:17. “Thou hast said in thine heart, . . . I will exalt my throne above the stars of God. . . . I will be like the Most High.” Isaiah 14:13, 14. Though all his glory was from God, this mighty angel came to regard it as pertaining to himself. Not content with his position, though honored above the heavenly host, he ventured to covet homage due alone to the Creator. Instead of seeking to make God supreme in the affections and allegiance of all created beings, it was his endeavor to secure their service and loyalty to himself. And coveting the glory with which the infinite Father had invested His Son, this prince of angels aspired to power that was the prerogative of Christ alone. {PP 35.2}
 
NB: Here, in the above three quotes, you have the [now worldwide] trinity doctrine starting to develop in it’s embryonic form.
 
“In February, 1845, I had a vision of events commencing with the Midnight Cry. I SAW A THRONE AND ON IT SAT THE FATHER AND THE SON. I gazed on Jesus’ countenance and admired his lovely person. The Father’s person I could not behold, for a cloud of glorious light covered him. I asked Jesus if his Father had a form like himself. He said he had, but I could not behold it, for said he if you should once behold the glory of his person you would cease to exist.” {E. G. Harmon, Broadside1, April 6, 1846 par. 7}
 
It is through false theories and traditions that Satan gains his power over the human mind. We can see the extent to which he exercises his power by the disloyalty that is in the world. Even the churches that profess to be Christian have turned from the law of Jehovah, and have erected a false standard. Satan has had his hand in all this; for by directing men to false standards, he misshapes the human character, and causes humanity to acknowledge him as supreme. He works counter to the holy law of God, and denies God’s jurisdiction. It is at his throne that every evil work finds its starting point and obtains its support.— Review and Herald, Oct. 22, 1895. {Ev 589.2}
 
Who is the supreme ruler of the universe?
God, as the supreme ruler of the universe has ever required prompt and unquestioning obedience. Even Christ, IN THE DAYS OF HIS FLESH, was obedient to the law of the Father.” {E. G. White, Signs of the Times, July 22, 1886 par. 2}
Who alone shared the throne of the Supreme ruler of the universe?
The Son of God SHARED the Father’s throne, and the glory of the eternal, self-existent One encircled BOTH. About the throne gathered the holy angels, a vast, unnumbered throng–“ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands” (Revelation 5:11.), the most exalted angels, as ministers and subjects, rejoicing in the light that fell upon them from the presence of the Deity.” {E. G. White, Patriarchs and Prophets, p. 36} 1890
Who is the only being (in the entire universe) that was admitted to the Father’s counsels?
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.” {E. G. White, Patriarchs and Prophets, p. 34} 1890
Christ the Word, the only begotten of God, was one with the eternal Father,–one in nature, in character, and in purpose,–the only being in all the universe that could enter into all the counsels and purposes of God.” {E. G. White, The (1888) Great Controversy, p. 493} 1888
“Before the assembled inhabitants of heaven the King declared that none but Christ, the Only Begotten of God, could fully enter into His purposes, and to Him it was committed to execute the mighty counsels of His will.” {E. G. White, Patriarchs and Prophets, p. 36} 1890
“God became one with man when, in the council between the Father and the Son in heaven it was determined that if man fell from his allegiance, the Son of God should be his Redeemer and restore in him the moral image of God.” {The Ellen G. White 1888 Materials, p. 869} 1891
“Yet the Son of God was exalted above him, as one in power and authority with the Father. He shared the Father’s counsels, while Lucifer did not thus enter into the purposes of God. “Why,” questioned this mighty angel, “should Christ have the supremacy? Why is He honored above Lucifer?”” {E. G. White, Patriarchs and Prophets, p. 37} 1890
There had been no change in the position or authority of Christ. Lucifer’s envy and misrepresentation and his claims to equality with Christ had made necessary a statement of the true position of the Son of God; but this had been the same from the beginning. Many of the angels were, however, blinded by Lucifer’s deceptions.” {E. G. White, Patriarchs and Prophets, p. 38} 1890
What was the true position of the Son of God from the beginning?
The Sovereign of the universe was not alone in His work of beneficence. He had an associate–a co-worker who could appreciate His purposes, and could share His joy in giving happiness to created beings. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God.” John 1:1, 2. 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, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6. His “goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.” Micah 5:2. And the Son of God declares concerning Himself: “The Lord possessed Me in the beginning of His way, before His works of old. I was set up from everlasting. . . . When He appointed the foundations of the earth: then I was by Him, as one brought up with Him: and I was daily His delight, rejoicing always before Him.” Proverbs 8:22-30. The Father wrought by His Son in the creation of all heavenly beings.” {E. G. White, Patriarchs and Prophets, p. 34} 1890
Christ was the Son of God; He had been one with Him before the angels were called into existence.” {E. G. White, Patriarchs and Prophets, p. 38} 1890
To whom was the homage and allegiance of the heavenly host due?
The Son of God had wrought the Father’s will in the creation of all the hosts of heaven; and to Him, as well as to God, their homage and allegiance were due. Christ was still to exercise divine power, in the creation of the earth and its inhabitants. But in all this He would not seek power or exaltation for Himself contrary to God’s plan, but would exalt the Father’s glory and execute His purposes of beneficence and love.” {E. G. White, Patriarchs and Prophets, p. 36} 1890
“As songs of praise ascended in melodious strains, swelled by thousands of glad voices, the spirit of evil seemed vanquished; unutterable love thrilled his [Lucifer’s] entire being; his soul went out, in harmony with the sinless worshippers, in love to the Father and the Son.” {E. G. White, Patriarchs and Prophets, p. 37} 1890
Who has an intimate knowledge and personal interest in the works of His hand?
The greatness of God is to us incomprehensible. “The Lord’s throne is in heaven” (Psalm 11:4); yet by HIS Spirit He is everywhere present. He has an intimate knowledge of, and a personal interest in, all the works of His hand.” {E. G. White, Education, p. 132} 1903
Who furnishes us with spiritual life?
“Christ is the source of all true growth, the maintainer of all life. By His Holy Spirit He communicates heavenly principles and furnishes spiritual life.” {E. G. White, Manuscript Releases Volume 20, p. 143} 1901
He is coming to us by His Holy Spirit today. Let us recognize Him now; then we shall recognize Him when He comes in the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory.” {E. G. White, Review and Herald, April 30, 1901 par. 8}
Who is the only true God (is it a trinity)?
Jehovah is the only true God, and He is to be reverenced and worshiped.” {E. G. White, Testimonies Volume 6, p. 166} 1901
As Jehovah, the supreme Ruler, God could not personally communicate with sinful men, but He so loved the world that He sent Jesus to our world as a revelation of Himself.” {E. G. White, Manuscript Releases Volume 9, p. 122} 1903
Who is the personification of the only true God?
By rejecting the Son of God, the personification of the only true God, who possessed goodness, mercy, and untiring love, whose heart was ever touched with human woe, and choosing a murderer in his stead, the Jews showed what human nature can and will do when the restraining power of the Spirit of God is removed, and men are under the control of the apostate.” {E. G. White, Review and Herald, January 30, 1900 par. 6}
What is the relation between God and Christ? What has Christ been given?
“The Scriptures clearly indicate the relation between God and Christ, and they bring to view as clearly the personality and individuality of each. [Hebrews 1:1-5 quoted]. God is the Father of Christ; Christ is the Son of God. To Christ has been given an exalted position. He has been made equal with the Father. All the counsels of God are opened to His Son.” {E. G. White, Testimonies Volume 8, p. 268} 1904
How is the unity between the Father and the Son described?
The personality of the Father and the Son, also the unity that exists between Them, are presented in the seventeenth chapter of John, in the prayer of Christ for His disciples: “Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on Me through their word; that they all may be one; as Thou, Father, art in Me, and I in Thee, that they also may be one in Us: that the world may believe that Thou hast sent Me.”John 17:20, 21. The unity that exists between Christ and His disciples does not destroy the personality of either. They are one in purpose, in mind, in character, but not in person. It is thus that God and Christ are one.” {E. G. White, The Ministry of Healing, p. 421, 422}
What is the only power that can resist and overcome sin and cleanse us?
There is but one power that can break the hold of evil from the hearts of men, and that is the power of God in Jesus Christ. Only through the blood of the Crucified One is there cleansing from sin. His grace alone can enable us to resist and subdue the tendencies of our fallen nature. {E. G. White, Testimonies Volume 8, p. 291} 1904
What is the (much misunderstood) term used to describe this personal power?
“The Spirit was given as a regenerating agency, and without this the sacrifice of Christ would have been of no avail. The power of evil had been strengthening for centuries, and the submission of man to this satanic captivity was amazing. Sin could be resisted and overcome only through the mighty agency of the third person of the Godhead, who would come with no modified energy, but in the fulness of divine power. It is the Spirit that makes effectual what has been wrought out by the world’s Redeemer. It is by the Spirit that the heart is made pure. Through the Spirit the believer becomes a partaker of the divine nature. Christ has given his Spirit as a divine power to overcome all hereditary and cultivated tendencies to evil, and to impress his own character upon the church.” {E. G. White, Review and Herald, May 19, 1904 par. 3}
Does that make the Spirit another individual being, a different person to God and Christ?
In giving us His Spirit, God gives us Himself, making Himself a fountain of divine influences, to give health and life to the world.” {E. G. White, Testimonies Volume 7, p. 273} 1902
“All who consecrate body, soul, and spirit to His service will be constantly receiving a new endowment of physical, mental, and spiritual power. The inexhaustible supplies of heaven are at their command. Christ gives them the breath of His own Spirit, the life of His own life. The Holy Spirit puts forth its highest energies to work in mind and heart.” {E. G. White, The Ministry of Healing, p. 159} 1905
 
We need to know two Divine Beings to have eternal life. God, who is the Father. and His Son Jesus Christ:
Jn17.3 AND THIS IS LIFE ETERNAL, THAT THEY MIGHT KNOW THEE THE ONLY TRUE GOD, AND JESUS CHRIST, whom thou hast sent. [de6.4; is42.8; ml2.10; mk12.29-30,32; ro3.30; 1co8.4&6; ep4.6; 1ti2.5; ja2.19]
 
Two Divine Beings sit on thrones: God, who is the Father, and His Son Jesus Christ:
Re22.1 And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.
Re22.3 And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him:
Do you see a pattern forming? Two Divine Beings have a kingdom. God who is the Father and His Son Jesus Christ:
Ep5.5 For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
 
Please critically examine your belief about God being a unity of 3 co-eternal persons.

The Bible is NOT revealing a Trinity.

The SDA pioneers including Ellen White were correct in their understanding.

We didn’t have to change as a church about 40 years ago. We changed positions for the worse.

It’s time to come back to the pillars of our faith.

 
Deuteronomy Chapter 6
1. Now these [are] the commandments, the statutes, and the judgments, which the LORD your God commanded to teach you, that ye might do [them] in the land whither ye go to possess it:
4. Hear, O Israel: THE LORD OUR GOD [IS] ONE LORD: [is42.8; ml2.10; mk12.29-30,32; jn17.3; ro3.30; 1co8.4&6; ep4.6; 1ti2.5; ja2.19]
5. And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. [de4.29, de30.2,6,10; je29.13; mt22.37; mk12.30; lk10.27]
 
Mark Chapter 12
>28. And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, Which is the first commandment of all?
29. And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments [is], Hear, O Israel; THE LORD OUR GOD IS ONE LORD: [de6.4; is42.8; ml2.10; mk12.30,32; jn17.3; ro3.30; 1co8.4&6; ep4.6; 1ti2.5; ja2.19]
30. And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this [is] the first commandment. [de4.29, de6.5, de30.2,6,10; je29.13; mt22.37; lk10.27]
31. And the second [is] like, [namely] this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these. [le19.18; mt5.43, mt19.19, mt22.39; lk10.27; ro13.9; ga5.14]
32. And the scribe said unto him, Well, Master, thou hast said the truth: FOR THERE IS ONE GOD; and there is none other but he: [de6.4; is42.8; ml2.10; mk12.29-30; jn17.3; ro3.30; 1co8.4&6; ep4.6; 1ti2.5; ja2.19]
33. And to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love [his] neighbour as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.
34. And when Jesus saw that he answered discreetly, he said unto him, THOU ART NOT FAR FROM THE KINGDOM OF GOD. And no man after that durst ask him [any question].
Mar 12:29, 32, 34  And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: …. And the scribe said unto him, Well, Master, thou hast said the truth: for there is one God; and there is none other but HE: …..  And when Jesus saw that he answered discreetly he said unto him, Thou art not far from the kingdom of God.
The scribe answered Jesus “None other [God] but HE”.  “HE” is singular.  When the scribe answered Jesus, Jesus didn’t answer back to the scribe and say. “Actually sir, God is a trio, or a trinity and I’m part of it”. Nor did he say “it’s called a godhead, and I am the second individual of three co-eternal beings or persons that actually make up God”.
Instead Jesus said “Thou art not far from the kingdom of God”.  So understanding that the Lord our God is a “HE” and not an “IT” or a “THEY” brings you that much closer to the kingdom of God.  This is the first and great commandment.  There is none greater.  Not even the Sabbath is more important than this commandment.
 
Why is the truth about the personality of God so important?  Because “this is the first and great commandment that the Lord our God is one Lord”. [Mark 12:29]  This is eternal life that we might know the only true God and Jesus Christ whom he sent [John 17:3-5]  And that Jesus Christ is the son of God; and this is the rock [statement] upon which the true church is built [Matt 16:13-18].  The foundation of our faith.  The foundation of the church.  The first and great commandment, eternal life to know him and his son. [John 17:3]
This is a subject which needs “study to shew thyself approved unto God” [2 Tim 2:15].  We need to be sure we are not teaching “the commandments and doctrines of men” [Col 2:22].  This doctrine is an important doctrine.  It is the foundation of our faith. [Matthew 16:13-18]
 
John Chapter 17
3. AND THIS IS LIFE ETERNAL, THAT THEY MIGHT KNOW THEE THE ONLY TRUE GOD, AND JESUS CHRIST, whom thou hast sent. [de6.4; is42.8; ml2.10; mk12.29-30,32; ro3.30; 1co8.4&6; ep4.6; 1ti2.5; ja2.19]
 
1 Corinthians Chapter 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. [de6.4; is42.8; ml2.10; mk12.29-30,32; jn17.3; ro3.30; 1co8.4; ep4.6; 1ti2.5; ja2.19]
 
Ephesians Chapter 4
6. ONE GOD AND FATHER OF ALL, WHO [IS] ABOVE ALL, and through all, and in you all. [de6.4; is42.8; ml2.10; mk12.29-30,32; jn17.3; ro3.30; 1co8.4&6; 1ti2.5; ja2.19]
 
1 Timothy Chapter 2
5. FOR [THERE IS] ONE GOD, AND ONE MEDIATOR between God and men, THE MAN CHRIST JESUS; [de6.4; is42.8; ml2.10; mk12.29-30,32; jn17.3; ro3.30; 1co8.4&6; ep4.6; ja2.19]
John Chapter 15
10. If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love.
[After quoting John 15:10] “Our salvation depends upon our keeping ALL of God’s commandments. Perfect obedience without hesitancy or doubt is all that God will accept. We should not even obey the commandments merely to secure heaven, but by obedience to please Him who died to save sinners from the penalty of the transgression of the Father’s law.” {Lt35-1877.25} https://m.egwwritings.org/en/book/3274.2000001#0
Exodus Chapter 20:1-7 The first and great commandment:
1. And God spake all these words, saying,
2. I [am] the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
3. THOU SHALT HAVE NO OTHER GODS BEFORE ME.
4. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness [of any thing] that [is] in heaven above, or that [is] in the earth beneath, or that [is] in the water under the earth:
5. THOU SHALT NOT BOW DOWN THYSELF TO THEM, NOR SERVE THEM: for I the LORD thy God [am] a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth [generation] of them that hate me;
6. And showing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
7. Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. [le19.12; mt5.33]
I cannot begin to tell it all, but the latest is the THIRD ANGEL’S MESSAGE. It is to be proclaimed, and we are to carry the banner with the inscription, “The commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.” That is what we are to bear. There is no such thing as these spiritualistic ideas that must come into our mind at all, that we have no personal Christ and we have no personal God. Brethren, hold fast to the sanctuary. Hold fast to Christ Jesus; hold fast to the Father. And every point of present truth that we have heard that we have experienced, we are to proclaim whenever we shall go.” {Ms188-1905.30}
Summary of the 1st Angel’s Message: A world-wide final gospel of truth message proclaimed just before Christ’s Second Advent to give glory and worship to God the Father – our Creator.
Summary of the 2nd Angel’s Message: A world-wide final gospel of truth message proclaimed just before Christ’s Second Advent for God’s people to “come out” of Babylon – to leave the apostate churches of the world – that is Roman Catholicism as well as Protestants who have rejected the truth. By giving your allegiance to Rome – the “mother of harlots”, you have drunk “of the wine of the wrath of her fornication”. The message is “Come out” and give glory and worship to God the Father – our Creator – and not to a man-made papal institution or it’s off-spring.
Summary of the 3rd Angel’s Message: A world-wide final gospel of truth message proclaimed just before Christ’s Second Advent regarding the penalties for worshipping the beast and his image rather than giving the glory and your worship to God the Father – our Creator.
So, when we analysis the 3 Angel’s Messages we conclude that the central and most important theme that God requires us to do is to give GLORY AND WORSHIP TO GOD THE FATHER – our Creator.
Yes, we do this through His Only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ, but NEVER through any other source.
To whom did Jesus worship?
John Chapter 17
1. These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, FATHER, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee:
2. As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.
3. AND THIS IS LIFE ETERNAL, THAT THEY MIGHT KNOW THEE THE ONLY TRUE GOD, AND JESUS CHRIST, whom thou hast sent. [de6.4; is42.8; ml2.10; mk12.29-30,32; ro3.30; 1co8.4&6; ep4.6; 1ti2.5; ja2.19]
4. I HAVE GLORIFIED THEE ON THE EARTH: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.
5. And now, O FATHER, GLORIFY THOU ME WITH THINE OWN SELF WITH THE GLORY WHICH I HAD WITH THEE BEFORE THE WORLD WAS.
Also, Jesus was a Jew; the Jews only worship God, the Father; Jews believe in 1 God – 1 Being.
The faith of all 1st Century Jews, including Paul, and all the Disciples, including John, was based upon 1 God who was the Father of the Messiah.
The trinity doctrine contradicts the faith of Jesus, all the Disciples and the Apostles.
As we will also see, the trinity doctrine contradicts the faith of Ellen G. White, James S. White
and every pioneer of the Seventh-day Adventist church
 
John 4:24 God [is] a SPIRIT: and they that worship him must worship [him] in spirit and in truth.
So why does there need to be another GOD the [Holy] Spirit? There already is one in God the Father.
 
Cumbered with humanity, Christ could not be in every place personally; therefore it was altogether for their advantage that He should leave them, go to His father, and send the Holy Spirit to be His successor on earth. The Holy Spirit is Himself divested of the personality of humanity and independent thereof. HE WOULD REPRESENT HIMSELF AS PRESENT IN ALL PLACES BY HIS HOLY SPIRIT, AS THE OMNIPRESENT. “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in My name, He shall (although unseen by you), [THIS PHRASE WAS ADDED BY ELLEN WHITE.] teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you” [John 14:26]. “Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will come not unto you; but if I depart, I will send Him unto you” [John 16:7]. {14MR 23.3} (Ellen White, Manuscript Releases, vol. 14, pages 23, 24; written February 18 and 19, 1895)
NB: Divested meaning: To strip or deprive (someone or something), esp. of property or rights; dispossess. To deprive someone of (power, rights, or possessions). Example: “men are unlikely to be divested of power without a struggle“.
 
 
Reader
In the above 8 pages [.ods file], I believe that you have enough evidence to already formulate a choice:
[Incidentally, in God’s given Gematria to us, 8 means New Beginning / Birth – New Order / Creation – Circumcision of the Heart – Resurrection – Eternal Life – Holy Spirit – New Man (eyes)]
 
Joshua 24:14-15 >Now therefore fear the LORD, and serve him in sincerity and in truth: and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the flood, and in Egypt; and serve ye the LORD.
And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, CHOOSE YOU THIS DAY WHOM YE WILL SERVE; whether the gods which your fathers served that [were] on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.
 
Do I stick with the S.D.A. church’s pagan/Catholic trinity doctrine [No.2 in Fundamental Beliefs]?
OR
Do I change to the non-trinitarian doctrine knowing that it is upheld by God’s Word [KJV Bible + Spirit of Prophecy]?
 
Will the S.D.A. church’s theology give me eternal life?
OR
Will Jesus Christ and obedience to His Word give me that eternal life?
 
Do I worship 3 gods in 1?
OR
Do I worship the One true living God?
 
John 17:3 AND THIS IS LIFE ETERNAL, THAT THEY MIGHT KNOW THEE THE ONLY TRUE GOD, AND JESUS CHRIST, whom thou hast sent. [de6.4; is42.8; ml2.10; mk12.29-30,32; ro3.30; 1co8.4&6; ep4.6; 1ti2.5; ja2.19]
 
Joel 3:14 Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the LORD [is] near in the valley of decision.
 
Yes, it’s for you to “PROVE ALL THINGS; hold fast that which is good.” [1 Thessalonians 5:21] and
“Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. [2 Timothy 2:15]
 
Philippians 2:12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
 
I CANNOT decide for you – God has given YOU the choice – YOU MUST DECIDE

and you CANNOT remain in that valley.

 
Neglect of the “Testimonies”
It is not alone those who openly reject the Testimonies, or who cherish doubt concerning them, that are on dangerous ground. To disregard light is to REJECT it. {5T 680.2 1882-1889}
 

A revival and a reformation MUST take place, under the ministration of the Holy Spirit.

Revival and reformation are two different things.

Revival signifies a renewal of spiritual life, a quickening of the powers of mind and heart, a resurrection from spiritual death.

Reformation signifies a reorganization, a change in ideas and theories, habits and practices.

Reformation will NOT bring forth the good fruit of righteousness unless it is connected with the revival of the Spirit. Revival and reformation are to do their appointed work, and in doing this work THEY MUST BLEND.

{RH, February 25, 1902 par. 8}

 

All we can do to help you decide is to give you a lot more Scriptural support so that you are fully informed when making this SALVATIONAL choice.

Should you need this support, then please keep reading [SECTION 2].

[We pray that you do – there is SO MUCH MORE to read and know.]
 
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