HOW DOES GOD LOOK LIKE? SPIRITUALISM

Are the claims of the church’s “PROGRESS” in the knowledge of “TRUTH” correct?

  • “One thing it is certain is soon to be realised,—THE GREAT APOSTASY, which is DEVELOPING AND INCREASING AND WAXING STRONGER, and will continue to do so until the Lord shall descend from heaven with a shout.” {Ellen White: Testimonies, Series B, No.7, S. 57 & NYI February 7, 1906, par. 1}
  • “But the Lord will raise up men (i.e. individuals) of keen perception, who will give these truths their proper place in the plan of God.”! {Ellen White: SpTB02 51.2}

Spiritualism is not a misspelled word spiritism, but a false philosophical doctrine about God’s nature, as well as the teaching that spirits exist beyond the matter, and that they are by themselves the only reality. Many proponents of the ” truth” about the Trinity claim today that God described to us the Father and the Son in heaven in a similar form with body and face, to have a “symbolic representation” in our limited minds. Spiritualism teaches that God took the form of people only while on Earth, like Jesus did, but that He is only a spiritual Being without form or body. These people blasphemously reject the literal description of heaven in the Bible. This teaching is of Hindu-Buddhist origin! The Bible tells us quite clearly that God the Father has a body and a face:

  • “And the Father Himself, Which hath sent Me, hath borne witness of Me. Ye have neither heard His voice at any time, nor seen His shape.“ {John 5:37}
  • “And I saw a great white throne, and Him That sat on it, from Whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.“ {Revelation 20:11}

Ellen White wrote that she saw a worried expression on Jesus’ face while He was talking to His Father about the possibilities of saving fallen man! The Father, like His Son Jesus, has a face and a form, after which similitude we are created. Since the Bible says that we are created in God’s image, the teaching that God doesn’t have a body goes directly against what the Bible says! If we believed this teaching, we would end up in error, like other pagan religions that don’t believe God or angels have a body. Ellen White, unequivocally described Lucifer’s physical form:

  • “His forehead was high and broad, showing a powerful intellect. His form was perfect.” {Ellen White: 1SP 17.1} 

Are these foreheads and bodies perhaps symbolic, so that we, as limited Beings, can imagine something for ourselves? As if in their limitations we could not understand anything without form, although on the other hand we know and understand that the holy Spirit does not have a bodily form! Jesus said “it is written” and not to interpret everything philosophically and symbolically. This has taken us to the point that now the dimensions of the new Jerusalem of Revelation is only symbolic because it is impossible that the capital of the universe is so great!

It stems from such assumptions that God does not have all the power, or that we determine to Him what is possible for Him! May God be merciful to us, and awaken many sincere but seduced souls before it is too late, and I refer to a huge part of our theologians. At creation, God said and showed that we received His form but without His power and nature! If the holy spirit is a third independent Being, why was it not in the council when the plan of creation/salvation was done?

  • “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness; [..] We take not the fallacies of man but the Word of God that man was created after the IMAGE of God and Christ.” {Ellen White: Ms 236, 5. January 1902} 

The holy Spirit, of course, does not have a bodily form, because if it did, it wouldn’t have been poured out during Pentecost, nor could he dwell in us. Did this “triune” God, who contains Jesus as a part of Himself, talk to Jesus? Jesus does not exist twice, once in the blinded Trinity and once again independent. It is against the Bible. And man, as the image of God, is only one being, not three in one!

  • “Created to be “the image and glory of God” (1 Corinthians 11:7), Adam and Eve had received endowments not unworthy of their high destiny. Graceful and symmetrical in form, regular and beautiful in feature, their countenances glowing with the tint of health and the light of joy and hope, they bore in outward resemblance the likeness of their Maker. Nor was this likeness manifest in the physical nature only. Every faculty of mind and soul reflected the Creator’s glory.” {Ellen White: Ed, p. 20, 1903} 
  • “When Adam came from the Creator’s hand, he bore, in his physical, mental, and spiritual nature, a likeness to his Maker.” {Ellen White: Ed, p. 15. 1903} 
  • 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.” {Ellen White: EW, p. 54} 
  • “He (Jesus) was in the express image of his Father, not in features alone, but in perfection of character.” {Ellen White: RH, December 17, 1872 par. 1} 
  • “God, in counsel with his Son, formed the plan of creating man in their own image.” {Ellen White: RH, February 24, 1874 par. 3} 
  • “Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart. And such trust have we through Christ to God-ward:…but our sufficiency is of God;… but the spirit giveth life… Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.” {2 Corinthians 3:3-18}
  • “God is a Spirit: and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth.” {John 4:24}
  • God (the Father) is a spirit; yet He is a (physical) personal being, for man was made in His image. As a personal being, God has revealed Himself in His Son.” {Ellen White: Education, p. 131.6, 1903}
  • “There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another.” {1 Corinthians 15:40}

The statement that the Father and the Son are at the same time Spirit does not mean that They do not have a body! As a final step of Omega Apostasy comes a symbolic interpretation of the entire Bible according to any desire and need for evidence. So now the book of the prophet Daniel, the statue from Nebuchadnezzar’s dream, Revelation, and the Epistle to the Hebrews with the heavenly sanctuary are just symbols so that we can understand the basic principles without concrete literal announcements of the future or definitions of revealed truths.  The next step, of course, is to also take the end of the time of probation as symbolic, because it does not apply to us, but the unconverted people of the world. 

According to the principle of Spiritualism, the 12 tribes of Israel are only symbolic and not literal, so that we can only imagine God’s people praying to Him, and that they did not actually exist literally. Every place in the Bible and the Spirit of Prophecy with clear truth is called “symbolism.” Satan decently converted us to pagan religion, as did the Jews, who eventually prayed to Val in the temple itself. We are doing the same today, when with theological praise all over the world, and even here in the book from Andrews “Trinity” is printed, on the title page of which is the Druid magic symbol of Satan worship! 

How do the pioneers and the Spirit of Prophecy define Spiritualism? Contrary to today’s claim, that James White only rejected the Catholic form of the Trinity, we will see below that he resolutely refuted every form of the Trinity! James White wrote an article on the topic in the non-Adventist magazine, Day Star, although the editor of that magazine had an opposite and incorrect view on this topic. We’ll also see a quote from Ellen White, which is in complete harmony with her husband’s quote! God opens the way to the truth in many places:

  • “We cannot find words fitly to explain the latest development of ideas held by some. They contain threads of pantheism (polytheism, i.e. additional “gods”). 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 (completely death) and His work in the sanctuary. They take away the vital principles which have made us a separate people.” {Ellen White: Ms 8, 1914} 
  • “Here, upon the train, we met a man of marked physical and mental powers, just returning from his missionary field in China. […] As we conversed with this gentleman, feelings of profound respect were aroused for the sacrifice he has made, and is still making. [..] But after catechising us upon the Trinity, and finding that we were not sound upon the subject of his triune god, he became earnest in denouncing unitarianism, which takes from Christ his divinity, and leaves him but a man. Here, as far as our views were concerned, he was combating a man of straw. We do not deny the divinity of Christ. [..] We believe him to be the Divine person addressed by Jehovah in the words, ” Let us make man.” He was with the Father before the world was. [..] We HAVE NOT as much SYMPATHY with Unitarians that deny the divinity of Christ, as with TRINITARIANS who hold that the Son is the eternal Father, and talk so mistily about the three-one God. Give the Master all that divinity with which the holy Scriptures clothe him.“ {James White: RH, 6. June 1871, 196, Section: Western Tour} {http://docs.adventistarchives.org/docs/RH/RH18710606-V37-25__B.pdf} The entire edition of the RH with that quote was “accidentally” removed from the “EGW Writings” page!  
  • “I have frequently been falsely charged with teaching views peculiar to spiritualism. But, before the editor of the “Day Star” run into that delusion, the Lord gave me a view of the sad and desolating effects that would be produced upon the flock, by him and others, in teaching the spiritual views. I have often seen the lovely Jesus, that he is a person. I asked him if his Father was a person, and had a form like Himself. Said Jesus. “I am in the express image of my Father’s Person. I have often seen that the spiritual view took away all the glory of heaven, and that in many minds the throne of David, and the lovely person of Jesus had been burned up in the fire of spiritualism. I have seen that some, who have been deceived, and led into this error, would be brought out into the light of truth, but it would be almost impossible for them to get entirely rid of the deceptive power of spiritualism. Such should make thorough work in confessing their errors, and leaving them forever.  {Ellen White: ExV, p. 64, 1851} 
  • “The way spiritualisers have disposed of or denied the only Lord God and our Lord Jesus Christ is first using the old unscriptural Trinitarian creed, that Jesus Christ is the eternal God, though they have not one passage to support it, while we have plain scripture testimony in abundance that he is the Son of the eternal God.” {James S. White: Day Star, January 24, 1846} 
  • “Extreme views of “God in nature” undermine the foundation truths of the personality of God and the ministration of angels. A confused mass of spiritualistic ideas takes the place of faith in a personal God. I take no stock whatever in some of the principles that are now being advocated.“ {Ellen White: Lt 271b, September 18, 1903} 
  • “I beseech you by the mercy of God to be on your guard. To you and to other ministers and teachers, the Lord says, “Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith.” The world is full of speculation and false theories regarding the nature and character of God. The enemy of our souls is earnestly at work to introduce among the Lord’s people pleasing speculation and incorrect views regarding the personality of God. “ {Ellen White: Lt 230, October 2nd, 1903} 

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