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} 

The old truth:

  • “Read Genesis chapter 1. The last crowning work of God was to make man. “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion” over the things We have created. “So God created man in his own image.” He gave man a personal form in God’s own image. “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female, created he them.” This is plainly defined that God had as verily a personality as the human agencies Whom He created.” {Ellen White: Ms 171, 1904} 
  • “From eternity there was a complete unity between the Father and the Son. They were two, yet little short of being identical; two in individuality, yet one in spirit, and heart, and character.” {Ellen White: YI, December 16. 1897 par. 5} 
  • 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. {Ellen White: MH, p. 421} 
  • “The Lord Jesus came to our world to represent the Father. He represented God not as an essence that pervaded nature, but as a God who has a personality. Christ was the express image of His Father’s person; and He came to our world to restore in man God’s moral image.” {Ellen White: 19MR, p. 250 1891} 
  • “God sent His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, liable to physical infirmities, tempted in all points like as we are. He was the Son of the living God. His personality DID NOT begin with His incarnation in the flesh.” {Ellen White: Lt 77, 3. August 1894} 

Jesus was already the Son of God before He came to Earth. He was not part of a “fused  heavenly Trinity”.

  • “Christians should bear in mind that God has a personality as verily as Christ has. They should so represent Christ’s person and conduct that by doing His works they will manifest the character and spirit of the Father. Christ is the express image of His Father’s person and character.” {Ellen White: Ms 130, 27. Oktober, 1902} 
  • The subject of speculation regarding God’s personality we will not venture to express, except in the language of the Word (the Bible) which represents His personality. There is to be no discussion over this question lest God would give unmistakable revelation of WHAT He is that would extinguish the one who dares venture on the holy ground in his speculative theories, as some ventured to do in opening the ark to see what was in it as its power and how God was manifested. The men were slain for their curiosity teaching. Let human Beings consider that by all their searching they can never interpret God. When the redeemed shall be pure and clean to come into His presence, they will understand that all that has reverence to the eternal God, the unapproachable God, cannot be represented in figures. It is safe to contemplate God, the great and wonderful God, and Jesus Christ, the express image of God. God (and not God the Trinity) gave His only begotten Son to our world, that we might through His righteous character behold the character of God. In heaven we shall be in the eternal presence of God” {Ellen White: Ms 223, 30. November 1902

God’s Prophet teaches that ONLY the Father and the Son have a Personality. They are one in character but not one in Being! How? Because they are one in intention, Spirit, and character. They are one in their holy Spirit. If all of Three were that one God, as our theology has finally taught completely legally since 1980, then that would mean that God is “fused” just like in pagan religions! If one God “contains” three Persons, then those different persons represent only “roles” of that one God. This is exactly what inspired pagan religions, such as the Indian god, Shiva, which has many hands, or like the god, Brahma, which has many heads. 

Ellen White clearly states that there are only two Beings, God the Father and His Son Jesus. In the Acts of the Apostles, Stephen sees in his vision one God, the Father, and His Son, not Three beings. In this way, we can understand more deeply what Ellen White described in {“The Message in Revelation”, October 23, 1903}, among other things, when she announced the manifestation of the pagan gods in the Christian world in the last days. The teaching of the fused Trinity was not taught during her operation. Part of that teaching is the incomprehensibly deep twisting of the Bible in that direction.

  • “And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto Him That sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.” {Revelation 5:13}
  • “Hereby know we that we dwell in Him, and He in us, because He hath given us OF His Spirit.“ {1 John 4:13}

In this verse, we read that Jesus, symbolically represented as the Lamb, is given honor and glory especially and independently of the Father, who sits on the throne. The Father and the Son are not one “fused God.” There is not a single place in the Bible or the Spirit of Prophecy that describes whether, before the origin of sin, during, or after its destruction, the holy Spirit receives prayer and worship! However, we see this being done today, not only in charismatic churches, but it is also slowly penetrating the Adventist church!

This Text is part of the book First Commandment OR Trinity? – Encyclopedia of Evidences of the Old Trampled Truths of All Areas