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1 HOW LONG HALT YE BETWEEN TWO OPINIONS?

2 SDA CHURCH RAISED UP TO PREACH THE 3 A’S MESSAGES “In a special sense Seventh-day Adventists have been set in the world as watchmen and light bearers. To them has been entrusted the last warning for a perishing world.” Testimonies, Vol.9, 19.

3 SDA CHURCH RAISED UP TO PREACH THE 3 A’S MESSAGES “They have been given a work of the most solemn import—the proclamation of the first, second, and third angels' messages. There is no other work of so great importance. They are to allow nothing else to absorb their attention.” Testimonies, Vol.9, 19.

4 STAY ON THE FIRM PLATFORM “I saw a company who stood well guarded and firm, giving no countenance to those who would unsettle the established faith of the body. God looked upon them with approbation.” Early Writings, 258,259.

5 A STRUCTURE OF TRUTH! I was shown three steps—the first, second, and third angels' messages. Said my accompanying angel, “Woe to him who shall move a block or stir a pin of these messages. The true understanding of these messages is of vital importance. The destiny of souls hangs upon the manner in which they are received.” Early Writings, 258,259.

6 First Angel’s Message Worship Him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters. Rev. 14:7

7 Statement of Beliefs—1872 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.

8 FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES TAUGHT AND PRACTICED ——— BY ——— THE SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTISTS. STEAM PRESS OF THE SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST PUBLISHING ASSOCIATION, BATTLE CREEK, MICH.: 1872 THESE WOULD LAST TILL 1931— 16 YEARS AFTER DEATH OF ELLEN WHITE

9 Deuteronomy 31:16 And the LORD said unto Moses, Behold, thou shalt sleep with thy fathers; and this people will rise up, and go a whoring after the gods of the strangers of the land, whither they go to be among them, and will forsake me, and break my covenant which I have made with them. Ellen White

10 Who is the Creator?

11 Ephesians 3:9 And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:

12 Hebrews 1:1,2: God, …Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also He [God the Father] made the worlds;

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

14 Early Writings, 145 But when God said to His Son, “Let us make man in our image,” Satan was jealous of Jesus.

15 God the Father He [Jesus] was ever directing their minds to God, the Creator of the universe, as the source of their strength and wisdom. 1 Testimonies to the Church, 297

16 Statement of Beliefs—1872 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.

17 Statement of Beliefs—1872 That there is one Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Eternal Father, the One by whom He created all things, and by whom they do consist.

18 First Angel’s Message Worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters. Rev. 14:7

19 Third Angel’s Message If any man worship the beast and his image, …The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God. Rev. 14: 9,10

20 Third Angel’s Message  “ There are many differences in doctrine between various mainstream Christian denominations, but the doctrine of the Trinity is not one of them.” efs/trinity.htm efs/trinity.htm

21 Third Angel’s Message The mystery of the Most Holy Trinity is the central mystery of the Christian faith and of Christian life. -- Roman CatholicismRoman Catholicism

22 Third Angel’s Message The fundamental truth of the Orthodox Church is the faith revealed in the True God: the Holy Trinity of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. -- Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of AmericaGreek Orthodox Archdiocese of America

23 Third Angel’s Message We teach that the one true God. is the Father and the Son and the Holy Ghost, three distinct persons, but of one and the same divine essence, equal in power, equal in eternity, equal in majesty, because each person possesses the one divine essence.-- Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod)Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod)

24 Third Angel’s Message We trust in the one triune God. -- Presbyterian Church (USA)Presbyterian Church (USA)

25 Third Angel’s Message The eternal triune God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being. -- Southern Baptist ConventionSouthern Baptist Convention

26 Third Angel’s Message There is but one living and true God, everlasting, without body or parts, of infinite power, wisdom, and goodness; the maker and preserver of all things, both visible and invisible. And in unity of this Godhead there are three persons, of one substance, power, and eternity-the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. -- United Methodist Church United Methodist Church

27  TWO WORSHIPS  TWO DAYS  TWO GODS

28 3 Angel’s Message = Elijah Message And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the LORD be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word. 1Ki 18:21

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30 THE GODHEAD COMPOSED OF THREE DISTINCT ETERNAL BEINGS,

31 The Godhead Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man’s device. Acts 17:29

32 The TRUE Godhead The Godhead was stirred with pity for the race, and the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit gave Themselves to the working out of the plan of redemption. Counsels on Health, 222.

33 Special Testimonies, Series B, No. 7, pp. 62, 63. Evangelism, p. 615 There are three living persons of the heavenly trio; in the name of these three great powers— the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit—

34 Special Testimonies, Series B, No. 7, pp. 62, 63. Evangelism, p. 615 —Those who receive Christ by living faith are baptized, and these powers will co-operate with the obedient subjects of heaven in their efforts to live the new life in Christ.

35 7 Bible Commentary, p.959 “When you gave yourself to Christ, you made a pledge in the presence of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit—the three great personal Dignitaries of heaven.”

36 Statement of Beliefs—1872 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.

37 Statement of Beliefs—1872 That there is one Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Eternal Father, the One by whom He created all things, and by whom they do consist.

38 THE GODHEAD COMPOSED OF THREE DISTINCT BEINGS, NOT THREE MANIFESTATIONS OF ONE GOD

39 THE CREATOR GOD THE FIRST MEMBER OF THE GODHEAD

40 Isaiah 40:28 Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.

41 1 Testimonies, p.297 He [Jesus] was ever directing their minds to God, the Creator of the universe, as the source of their strength and wisdom.

42 Great Controversy, 436,437 The duty to worship God is based upon the fact that He is the Creator and that to Him all other beings owe their existence. And wherever, in the Bible, His claim to reverence and worship, above the gods of the heathen, is presented, there is cited the evidence of His creative power. “All the gods of the nations are idols: but the Lord made the heavens.” Ps. 96:5.

43 Great Controversy, 436,437 Says the psalmist: “Know ye that the Lord He is God: it is He that hath made us, and not we ourselves.” “O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the Lord our Maker.” Psalm 100:3; 95:6.

44 Great Controversy, 436,437 And the holy beings who worship God in heaven state, as the reason why their homage is due to Him: “Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power: for Thou hast created all things.” Revelation 4:11.

45 The Second Member of the Godhead

46 John 1:1-3 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. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

47 Manuscript 101, 1897 Evangelism, 615 “He is the Eternal, self-existent Son.” Manuscript 101, 1897

48 Review & Herald, April 5, “The Lord Jesus Christ, the divine Son of God, existed from eternity, a distinct person, yet one with the Father.”

49 The Third Member of the Godhead

50 Acts 5:3,4 But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land?

51 Acts 5:3,4 thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God. …Why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God.

52 Sermons & Talks, Vol. 2, 137. “We need to realize that the Holy Spirit, who is as much a Person as God is a Person, is walking through these grounds.”

53 The Heavenly Trio WORK TOGETHER IN PERFECT HARMONY FOR OUR SALVATION; ALL THREE SUFFERING

54 Statement of Beliefs—1872 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.

55 Statement of Beliefs—1872 That there is one Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Eternal Father, the One by whom He created all things, and by whom they do consist.

56 The Heavenly Trio And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Matthew 3:16,17 And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him :

57 Matthew 28:19 “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.”

58 Acts 2:38,39 (38) Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. (39) For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call."

59 Acts 2:38,39 Here we find mention of all three, just as Christ commanded: (1) Jesus Christ - for the remission of sins. (Matthew 26:28; Acts 10:43; Rom. 3:25). (2) Holy Ghost - the bearer of "the gift." (1 Cor. 12: 4,5,9,10,11,28,29,30; Gal. 5:22,23.) (3) Lord our God - the giver of "the gift." (James 1:17; Heb. 6:4; 1 Cor. 7:7; Rom. 6:12.)

60 Acts 2:38,39 Being an obedient disciple of Christ Jesus, Peter baptized his fellow Israelites in the name of Jesus Christ for the remissions of their sins, and the name of the Holy Ghost who is the bearer of "the gift", and the name of the Father (Lord our God) who giveth "every good gift and every perfect gift." - James 1:17.

61 1 Corinthians 12:4-6 “Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. And there are differences of ad- ministrations, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.”

62 1 Corinthians 12:11 But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will. Self-same Spirit. The Spirit has a self. The same Spirit himself

63 2 Corinthians 13:14 “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.”

64 2 Corinthians 13:14 Jesus provides the grace, especially by his death upon the cross of Calvary. God provides his love, which draws us to him, and by which he sent his only begotten Son to die for us (John 3:16). And the Holy Ghost provides communion, offering us the comfort and presence of Jesus Christ and the Father in our lives, just as Jesus promised in John 17.

65 Ephesians 4:4-6 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

66 Pray to Our Father…. 1—The indwelling Holy Spirit inspires the prayer. 2—Jesus mingles His righteousness with our prayer and presents it to the Father. 3—The Father answers our prayer.

67 Holy Spirit inspires our prayer Angels bear our prayers to Christ Through Christ to the Father

68 Romans 15:30 Now I beseech you, brethren, for the Lord Jesus Christ’s sake, and for the love of the Spirit, that ye strive together with me in your prayers to God for me.

69 1 Peter 1:2 Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.

70 Three Events The Latter Rain The Voice of God The Second Coming Holy Spirit The Father Jesus Christ

71 Statement of Beliefs—1872 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.

72 The Bible says there is ONE GOD Who is it?

73 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.

74 Ephesians 4:4-6 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

75 THE HEAVENLY TRIO

76 1 Timothy 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.

77 James 3:9 Therewith bless we God, even the Father.

78 Romans 1:7,8 Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ. First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all….

79 2 Corinthians 1:2,3 Grace be to you and peace from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. Blessed be God, even the Father of mercies, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort.

80 Ephesians 1:2 Grace be to you, and peace, and from from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.

81 Titus 1:1 Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God's elect, and the acknowledging of the truth which is after godliness;

82 ONE GOD THREE DIVINE PERSONS HOW CAN THIS BE?

83 Jesus (Before the Incarnation) EQUAL TO THE FATHER

84 Great Controversy, 493. By Christ the Father wrought in the creation of all heavenly beings… and to Christ, equally with the Father, all heaven gave allegiance.

85 Philippians 2:5-7 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:

86 EQUAL TO THE FATHER In the Plan of Salvation Volunteers to Take a Subordinate Position to the Father; Becomes the Sent of God.

87 Hebrews 1:5 For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son?

88 Isaiah 6:8 Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.

89 Youth Instructor, June 21, 1900 Christ is equal with God, infinite and omnipotent. He could pay the ransom for man's freedom. He is the eternal, self-existing Son, on whom no yoke had come; and when God asked, “Whom shall I send?” he could reply, “Here am I; send me.”

90 Isaiah 48:16 Come ye near unto me, hear ye this; I have not spoken in secret from the beginning; from the time that it was, there am I: and now the Lord GOD, and his Spirit, hath sent Me.

91 Isaiah 61:1 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; He hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound. to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound.

92 Isaiah 61:1 and the opening of the prison to them that are bound. The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; He hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound.

93 Acts 10:38 How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.

94 Acts 10:38 How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.

95 Acts 10:38 How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.

96 Acts 10:38 How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for was with him.

97 Acts 10:38 How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.

98 Great Controversy: 502,503 But the death of Christ was an argument in man's behalf that could not be overthrown. The penalty of the law fell upon Him who was equal with God…

99 Revelation 13:8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

100 The Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. THE LAMB SLAIN from the foundation of the world. CRUCIFIED

101 Hebrews 1:5 And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son?

102 Acts 13:33 God hath fulfilled the same unto us their children, in that he hath raised up Jesus again; as it is also written in the second psalm, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee.

103 Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion. I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee. Psalm 2:6, 7. THE LAMB SLAIN from the foundation of the world. CHRIST, THE ONLY BEGOTTEN SON FOREVER A NEW CREATURE! A DIVINE- HUMAN BEING CRUCIFIEDRESURRECTIONBIRTH FIRST BEGOTTEN BY HOLY SPIRIT

104 The Holy Spirit submits Himself to the Father and the Son.

105 John 15:26 But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:

106 John 16:13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will show you things to come.

107 Acts of the Apostles, 51,52 It is not essential for us to be able to define just what the Holy Spirit is. Christ tells us that the Spirit is the Comforter, “the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father.”

108 Acts of the Apostles, 51,52 It is plainly declared regarding the Holy Spirit that, in His work of guiding men into all truth, "He shall not speak of Himself." John 15:26; 16:13. The nature of the Holy Spirit is a mystery. Men cannot explain it, because the Lord has not revealed it to them.

109 1 Corinthians 2:10,11 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.

110 The Godhead Symbolized in the OT.

111 Exodus 12:22 And ye shall take a bunch of hyssop, and dip it in the blood that is in the bason, and strike the lintel and the two side posts with the blood that is in the bason.

112 LINTEL = GOD THE FATHER REMAINS IN HEAVEN “THE MOST HIGH GOD” SIDEPOST = HOLY SPIRIT COMES DOWN TO EARTH, THE “WATCHER” SIDEPOST = MICHAEL THE ANGEL OF THE LORD COMES DOWN TO EARTH DURING OT TIMES DOOR = CHRIST’S HUMANITY Hebrews 10:20 John 10:7,9.

113 Ephesians 4:4-6 One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

114 John 10:7 Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep.

115 Hebrews 10:20 By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh.

116 NEW TESTAMENT LINTEL AND TWO SIDEPOSTS

117 1 John 5:7 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.

118 Ministry of Healing, 422. “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.”

119 1 John 5:6 This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth.

120 1 John 5:7,8 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.

121 THE FATHER THE HOLY GHOST THE WORD WATER AND BLOOD THE SPIRIT IN HEAVEN ON EARTH

122 CHRIST AND THE HOLY SPIRIT THE TWO COMFORTERS TWO MELCHIZEDEK PRIESTS TWO ULTIMATE WITNESSES OIL AND THE WINE OF THIRD SEAL AIR AND THE SUN OF THE FIFTH SEAL THE TWO PILLARS, BOAZ & JACHIN

123 the Father and in truth: in spirit But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship for the Father seeketh such to worship him. John 4:23

124 Your Father which is in heaven: …maketh and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, Matthew 5:45

125 Christ’s Object Lessons, p. 201 Men have the power to shut themselves away from sunshine and shower. So while the Sun of Righteousness shines, ourselves from God still "inhabit the parched places in the wilderness." and the showers of grace fall freely for all, we may by separating ourselves from God still "inhabit the parched places in the wilderness."

126 and glorify your Father which is in heaven. that they may see your good works, Let your light so shine before men, THE 3 “YOUR”S! Matthew 5:16 JESUS, THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD FRUITS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT FEAR GOD, GIVE GLORY TO HIM!

127 THE FATHER THE MOST HIGH GOD REPRESENTED BY THE LINTEL

128 Mark 5:7 And cried with a loud voice, and said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of the most high God? I adjure thee by God, that thou torment me not.

129 Genesis 14:18,19 And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God. And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth:

130 Deuteronomy 32:8 “When the Most High divided to the nations their inheritance, when he separated the sons of Adam, he set the bounds of the people according to the number of the children of Israel.”

131 NEBUCHADNEZZAR PERCEIVES THE HEAVENLY TRIO

132 Daniel 3:25 the form of the fourth is like the Son of God. He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.

133 Daniel 3:26 Then Nebuchadnezzar came near to the mouth of the burning fiery furnace, and spake, and said, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, ye servants of the most high God, come forth, and come hither.

134 Daniel 4:8 But at the last Daniel came in before me, whose name was Belteshazzar, … and in whom is the spirit of the holy gods.

135 THE FATHER THE ONE GOD OF JESUS AND THE HOLY SPIRIT

136 Deuteronomy 10:17 For the LORD your God is God of gods, and Lord of lords, a great God, a mighty, and a terrible, which regardeth not persons, nor taketh reward.

137 John 14:28 …If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I.

138 John 17:3 know And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.

139 John 20:17 Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.

140 Hebrews 1:8,9 But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom. Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.

141 Revelation 3:12 Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God:

142 1 Corinthians11:3 But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.

143 1 Corinthians 15:27,28 “For he (the Father) hath put all things under his (Christ’s) feet. But when he saith all things are put under him (Christ), it is manifest that he (the Father) is excepted, which did put all things under him.”

144 1 Corinthians 15:27,28 “And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him (the Father) that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.”

145 CHALLENGING SCRIPTURES ONE

146 Isaiah 45:5 I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me:

147 Isaiah 45:6 That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside me. I am the LORD, and there is none else.

148 Isaiah 45:18 For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else.

149 Isaiah 45:21 …Who hath declared this from ancient time? who hath told it from that time? have not I the LORD? and there is no God else beside me; a just God and a Saviour; there is none beside me.

150 Isaiah 45:22 Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.

151 There is none else The next Scripture will show that God the Father is the speaker in these verses.

152 Isaiah 48:16 Come ye near unto me, hear ye this; I have not spoken in secret from the beginning; from the time that it was, there am I: and now the Lord GOD, and his Spirit, hath sent me.

153 CHALLENGING SCRIPTURES TWO

154 Deuteronomy 6:4,5 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD: And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.

155 Deuteronomy 18:15 The LORD thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken. JESUS

156 CHALLENGING SCRIPTURES THREE

157 How do the Heavenly Trio guide us?  God guides us through the 10 commandments. Revelation 14:12.  Jesus guides us through the Word. John 1:1-3.  The Holy Spirit guides us through our conscience. Is. 30:21.

158 Exodus 20:3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me. WHO IS ME?

159 Revelation 14:12 “Here is the patience of the saints; Here are they that keep the commandments of God, and have the faith of Jesus.” 3 rd ANGEL’S MESSAGE

160 Defined in the 1872 Statement of Beliefs THE ORIGINAL GOD OF THE SECOND ADVENT MOVEMENT IS RIGHT IN THE 3 ANGELS’ MESSAGES.

161 First Angel’s Message Worship Him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters. Rev. 14:7

162 Statement of Beliefs—1872 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, unchange- able, and everywhere present by His representative, the Holy Spirit.

163 Revelation 14:1 “And I looked, and, lo, ” a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father’s name written in their foreheads. ”

164 CHALLENGING SCRIPTURES FOUR

165 1 John 4:8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. Vs. 9. WHO IS GOD?

166 Does it matter? Whom Do We Worship? The One of Three? or The Three-in-One

167 What is Modern Baal Worship? It is as easy to make an idol of false doctrines and theories as to fashion an idol of wood or stone. GC 583

168 What is Modern Baal Worship? By misrepresenting the attributes of God, Satan leads men to conceive of Him in a false character. GC 583

169 What is Modern Baal Worship? With many, a philosophical idol is enthroned in the place of Jehovah; GC 583

170 What is Modern Baal Worship? While the living God, as He is revealed in His word, in Christ, and in the works of creation, is worshiped by but few. GC 583

171 Why is this important?

172 Just as God both led His people out of Egypt by His Angel (Michael, the pre-incarnate Jesus Christ) and brought them to the Promised Land, it will be the same God who will both lead His people by Jesus Christ out of Babylon (in 1844), and bring them into the heavenly Promised Land.

173 But It Will Look Different in the End And he (the two-horned beast) doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men. Rev 13:13

174 THE ORIGINAL GOD OF THE SECOND ADVENT MOVEMENT

175 Statement of Beliefs—1872 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.

176 Statement of Beliefs—1872 That there is one Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Eternal Father, the One by whom He created all things, and by whom they do consist.

177 Evangelism, p.614,615. “There are three living persons of the heavenly trio; in the name of these three great powers— the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit— those who receive Christ by living faith are baptized, and these powers will cooperate with the obedient subjects of heaven in their efforts to live the new life in Christ.”

178 THE NEW GOD In the SDA church

179 Statement of Belief #2—1980 There is one God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, a unity of three co-eternal Persons. ONE GOD COMPOSED OF THREE PERSONS!

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182 The TRINITY One God with three personalities— all of one identical indivisible substance— continually manifested. The Father knows Himself: Jesus continually begotten. The Father & the Son know each Other: The Holy Spirit continually proceeding. 325AD— Council of Nicea— Trinity Established. Sunday worship devoted to Trinity. Roman Catholicism Fallen Protestantism SDA Since 1980

183 The GODHEAD Three distinct Eternal Beings—THE HEAVENLY TRIO One Most High God—the Father The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—Each Eternal. Not “Co-eternal.” The Son and Holy Spirit voluntarily chose submissive roles. Life—original, unborrowed, underived. Oneness—a unity of love, a harmony of thought, purpose, and character. True Seventh-Day Adventists Since 1872

184 SDA PIONEERS VIEW OF THE NEW GOD

185 James White, Review & Herald, Sept. 12, “As fundamental errors, we might class with this counterfeit Sabbath other errors which Protestants have brought away from the Catholic Church, such as sprinkling for baptism, the trinity, the consciousness of the dead and eternal life in misery.

186 James White, Review & Herald, Sept. 12, “The mass who have held these fundamental errors, have doubtless done it ignorantly,

187 James White, Review & Herald, Sept. 12, “But can it be supposed that the church of Christ will carry along with her these errors till the judgment scenes burst upon the world? We think not.” BUT 127 YEARS LATER, IT CHOSE TO ADOPT THIS FUNDAMENTAL ERROR AS A FUNDAMENTAL BELIEF!

188 James White, Review & Herald, Feb. 7, “Martin Luther, and other reformers, arose in the strength of God, and with the Word and Spirit, made mighty strides in the Reformation. The greatest fault we can find in the Reformation is, the Reformers stopped reforming.

189 James White, Review & Herald, Feb. 7, “Had they gone on, and onward, till they had left the last vestige of Papacy behind, such as natural immortality, sprinkling, the trinity, and Sunday keeping, the church would now be free from her unscriptural errors.”

190 1980—CATHOLIC GOD APPEARS IN SDA CHURCH Using subtle wording, the worship of the Catholic concept of the Trinity is officially incorporated into the 27 Statements of Belief at the 1980 Dallas GC. ONE GOD—THREE PERSONS; ALL OF ONE IDENTICAL SUBSTANCE.

191 MORE EVIDENCES OF THE NEW GOD

192 George Knight, Ministry, Oct., 1993 “Most of the founders of Seventh- day Adventism would not be able to join the church today if they had to subscribe to the denomination’s Fundamental Beliefs. which deals with More specifically, most would not be able to agree to belief number 2, which deals with the doctrine of the trinity.”

193 Küng, Hans. Christianity: Essence, History, and Future, p. 95: “Throughout the New Testament, while there is belief in God the Father, in Jesus the Son and in God’s Holy Spirit, there is no doctrine of one God in three persons (modes of being), no doctrine of a ‘triune God,’ a “Trinity.’

194 1985—New SDA ECUMENICAL HYMNAL 13 new hymns to the Trinity. NEVER BEFORE IN SDA HYMNALS

195 1999 Polish SDA—Catholic Agreement “The SDA Church especially the belief …in its teaching and service, cultivates the most important principles of Catholic faith, especially the belief in the Blessed Trinity.”

196 2000-OUR AWESOME GOD “It is a basic Christian doctrine that God is a Trinity of three persons (‘modes of eternal manifestation’) having one substance (essence or being).”

197 2000-OUR AWESOME GOD “It took the Adventist Church until far into the 19 th century to agree that the doctrine of the Trinity was indeed biblical and belonged among the fundamental Adventist beliefs.”

198 November, 2006 William Johnsson Presentation to Presbyterian Church in Ecumenical Dialogue #1 “As we look over the 28 statements of Adventist doctrine, we are led to three conclusions: (1) The articles that are first and form the basis for the remainder, namely articles dealing with the Trinity, the person of Christ, and salvation, conform to orthodox Christian understanding.”

199 TRINITY ILLUSTRATED IN SDA BIBLE STUDY HANDBOOK

200 From 2006 Sabbath School Quarterly “TheTriune God.” “ ‘There is one God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, a unity of three co-eternal Persons.’ “In other words, Adventists— along with millions of other Christians—believe in the triune nature of God; that is, there is one God who exists as three Persons.”

201 From 2006 Sabbath School Quarterly “What analogies—such as …a three-pronged fork— can help someone understand the idea of how one God can be composed of three equal Persons?”

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203 From 2008: Catholic Answers, article “Seventh-Day Adventism.” “Seventh-Day Adventists agree with many Catholic doctrines, including the Trinity.”

204 JUNE, 2010—SIGNS OF THE TIMES “Although not itself a biblical term, ‘the trinity’ has been found a convenient term for the one God self- revealed in Scripture as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.” Signs of the Times, June, 2010, p. 52.

205 Jer 2:11 Hath a nation changed their gods, which are yet no gods? but my people have changed their glory for that which doth not profit.

206 NEVER USED THE WORD “TRINITY”

207 1980 TO PRESENT—A GREAT STRUGGLE! TWO DIAMETRICALLY OPPOSITE GODS PULL FOR ALLEGIANCE P …….. THE TRINITY <<< General Conference ………………... Divisions. ………………………. Unions Conferences. ……………………………………. Pastors. …………………………………………... Members. >>> 3A’s MESSAGES The CREATOR

208 P …….. TRINITY <<< General Conference ………………... Divisions. ………………………. Unions Conferences. …………………………………… /. Pastors /. …………………………………… / …... Members / Humble.. >>> 3 A’s … / Laymen ….. MESSAGES / The CREATOR

209 WHAT ARE WE TO DO?

210 As an Individual, and as a Church Body Choose you this day whom ye will serve;

211 Joshua 24:15 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:

212 Joshua 24:15 But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.

213 STAY ON THE FIRM PLATFORM “I saw a company who stood well guarded and firm, giving no countenance to those who would unsettle the established faith of the body. God looked upon them with approbation.” Early Writings, 258,259.

214 A STRUCTURE OF TRUTH! I was shown three steps—the first, second, and third angels' messages. Said my accompanying angel, “Woe to him who shall move a block or stir a pin of these messages. The true understanding of these messages is of vital importance. The destiny of souls hangs upon the manner in which they are received.” Early Writings, 258,259.

215 STAY ON THE FIRM PLATFORM Declare to the General Conference that, as a local church body, you are officially worshipping God the Father, and that you are adhering to the 1872 Statement of Principles.

216 WORSHIP WHERE THE PRESENCE OF JESUS IS For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. Matt. 18:20.

217 DON’T WORSHIP AT TRINITY WORSHIP CENTERS Yet I have left me seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed unto Baal, and every mouth which hath not kissed him. 1Ki 19:18

218 . True SDA Church. ___│ Firm Platform │___ ___│ Three Angels’ │___ │ Messages │ ******************************************** THE 1872 STATEMENT OF BELIEF

219 THE END

220 Signs of the Times, Nov. 27, 1893 It seemed that divinity flashed through humanity as Jesus said, "I and my Father are one." The words of Christ were full of deep meaning as he put forth the claim that he and the Father were of one substance, possessing the same attributes. SAME, NOT IDENTICAL

221 Signs of the Times, Nov. 27, 1893 The Majesty of heaven stood, calmly assured, as a god before his adversaries. Their scowling faces, their hands filled with stones, did not intimidate him. He knew that unseen forces, legions of angels, were round about him, and at one word from his lips they would strike with dismay the throng, should they offer to cast upon him a single stone. He stood before them undaunted.

222 Signs of the Times, Nov. 27, 1893 Why did not the stones fly to the mark?--It was because divinity flashed through humanity, and they received a revelation, and were convicted that his were no common claims. Their hands relax and the stones fall to the ground. His words had asserted his divinity, but now his personal presence, the light of his eye, the majesty of his attitude, bore witness to the fact that he was the beloved Son of God.

223 Jer 2:12 Be astonished, O ye heavens, at this, and be horribly afraid, be ye very desolate, saith the LORD.

224 Jer 2:13 For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.


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