CONSEQUENCES OF REJECTING JESUS´ SACRIFICE AND HIS TEMPTATIONS

  • “We cannot find words fitly to explain the latest development of ideas held by some. They contain threads of pantheism. These ideas are so mixed with the truth, that the truth is made of no effect. These specious theories constitute a denial of the personality of God, the atonement of Christ and His work in the sanctuary. They take away the vital principles which have made us a separate people.“ {Ellen White: Ms 8, 1914, Part 32}

Our pioneers taught the whole truth according to one principle: “it is written”! The doctrine of the Trinity, in a camouflaged and blasphemous way, refutes the sacrifice of Jesus, which was the pinnacle of God’s love and the central part of the war between good and evil! And not only that. God’s nature, as we all know, is perfect, and there is no temptation for it in any aspect. If Jesus had not left His Divine nature with the Father, His temptations and victory over every sin would have been unnecessary or only symbolic, which would have made His stay on earth completely meaningless!

We all know that Jesus had much stronger temptations and struggles than any of the people on Earth, and that is why He spent all night in prayer to His Father. Lucifer accused our Creator in front of the whole Universe of being a “dictator”, because he asks weak people to resist, when He Himself “could not” be tempted in His Divine nature. But Jesus, through His life on Earth as a man, without sin, proved that God is not a dictator and that He does not demand the impossible.

A danger of the doctrine of the Trinity is that it destroys this clear evidence. If Jesus had His Divine nature on Earth, He could not really be tempted, because, the Divine nature has no weakness for sin. What blasphemy and apostasy! Sin is separation from God, with a sinful life and death as its consequences. The perversion of this truth shows Satan’s desire to be like God, and to remove Jesus from His position. Another of the most common “arguments” for this non-biblical teaching is the claim that Jesus was a Son only symbolically while He lived on Earth. 

In fact, this teaching indirectly and covertly removes the possibility of Jesus’ sacrifice, and represents the first step on the blasphemous path of many theologians take, rather than humbly accepting the clear old and repeated truth that God reveals to us. This is exactly what the Pharisees did, who at the end understood Jesus’ Deity, but still took Him to the cross because of their own pride and hardened hearts. This blasphemy led to the split from top to bottom of the curtain in the Sanctuary. 

This curtain was very heavy and big, about 8cm thick and 18m high. Human hands could not cut it in such a straight and fast way. This veil can represent our heart in rebellion against God, which before the cross should be cut and purified by His Word. It is hard to believe how most of God’s people have been deceived by Satan, despite such a clear truths, and have rejected Jesus’ sacrifice, and pray to another false God! Jesus showed His boundless love because He risked everything for us. If He had given in to the slightest sin, He would not have been able to get back His Divine Nature!

  • “Never can the cost of our redemption be realised until the redeemed shall stand with the Redeemer before the throne of God. Then as the glories of the eternal home burst upon our enraptured senses we shall remember that Jesus left all this for us, that He not only became an exile from the heavenly courts, but for us took the risk of failure and eternal loss. Then we shall cast our crowns at His feet, and raise the song, “Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honor, and glory, and blessing.” Revelation 5,12.” {Ellen White: DA, p. 131.2}
  • Divine wrath would have come upon Christ as it came upon Adam. Christ and the church would have been without hope.” {Ellen White: ST, June 9. 1898, see also 1SM, p. 256}
  • “Remember that Christ risked all; “tempted like as we are,” He staked even His own eternal existence upon the issue of the conflict.” {Ellen White: GCB, December 1. 1895 ‘Seeking the Lost’}
  • “If one single sin had tainted His character the stone would never have been rolled away from the door of His rocky chamber, and the world with its burden of guilt would have perished.” {Ellen White: Ms. 81, 1893, p. 11, Diary entry for Sunday, July 2, 1893, Wellington, New Zealand}

Here we see clearly and unequivocally that Jesus completely set aside His Divine nature for us so that He could come and die for us. He was subject to temptations that are impossible with Divine nature, and He put His Divine Nature and eternal existence at during His time on the Earth!

It is just awful that even such boundless love, and willingness to take such an incomprehensibly hard risk, is rejected, and it is claimed that these quotes refer “only” to Jesus as the Son in the flesh, but that He would have “returned” back to Heaven even if He had fallen, and that the “only” loss would have been us fallen people and the garment of His human body.

This is the complete opposite of what God has revealed us through His Prophet! Such a misinterpretation of so many clear quotes focuses exclusively on this Earth, but the true plan of salvation involves the entire Universe! If Jesus had made a mistake, the whole Universe would have been lost! God the Father would be blamed by Satan for being unjust because the law He prescribed would not be a law of love since not even His Son could keep it!

We can’t even imagine what would have happened if Jesus hadn’t  won the battle! This controversy is great the cosmic controversy between good and evil, between Christ and Satan! In this controversy, Christ brought victory not only for us but also for the Father, for His law, for the whole universe, for all Beings who have not succumbed to Satan’s cunning! The Bible clearly affirms the cosmic dimension of the conflict:

  • “And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born. And she brought forth a man Child, Who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her Child was caught up unto God, and to His throne. And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days. And there was war in heaven: Michael and His angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. ” {Revelation 12:4-11}
  • “…for we are made a spectacle unto the world, and to angels, and to men.” {1 Corinthians 4:9}

Through all the quotes in the book, we can see that even the teaching of Duality, where two Divine Beings are without any difference, is a wrong teaching and, in fact, it is only a “shorter“ version of the Trinity. 

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