233. My Vision on The Godhead as Taught by Ellen White and John 14 That LeRoy Froom And the Ministering Brethren Could Not Discern


March 15, 2019


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Human nature of Christ Rom 1:23 incarnation of Christ "The humanity of the Son of God is EVERYTHING to us. It is the golden chain that binds our souls to Christ, and through Christ to God. This is to be our study. Christ was a real man. He gave proof of His humility in becoming a man. Yet He was God in the flesh. When we approach this subject, we would do well to heed the words spoken by Christ to Moses at the burning bush, 'Put off thy shoes from off they feet, for the place where on thou standest is holy ground.' We should come to this study with the humility of a learner, with contrite heart. And the study of the Incarnation of Christ is a fruitful field, which will repay the searcher who digs deep for hidden truth." E.G. White, The Youth's Instructor, Oct. 13, 1898.

 

 

On Monday, March 11, I was given the following vision on the Godhead. I was shown that a few statements by Ellen White and John Chapter 14 of Scripture, teach the Godhead as plainly as it can be taught. As in the Alpha heresy, the ministering brethren were looking on in the omega heresy, and could not seem to understand. Yes, they ALL cannot understand. Isaiah 56:10-12. An understanding of the truth on the Godhead, requires spiritual discernment that is provided only by the Holy Spirit. Any who read this vision should first pray for discernment from the Holy Spirit.

 

The following statement by Ted Wilson is quoted from the Adventist Review of March 8, 2019:

 

https://www.adventistreview.org/church-news/story13478-ted-wilson-addresses-questions-on-the-campus-of-andrews-university

 

Responding to a question on the Trinity, Wilson referred to the Scriptures and the writings of Ellen White as he affirmed, “God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit have been together from eternity and will be together through eternity. . . . They work in complete harmony . . . they are the Godhead. They cannot work in opposition to each other. Yes, they have specific roles, but they work in perfect unity and harmony.”

 

According to the following quote from Ellen G. White, the Holy Spirit HIMSELF was divested of the personality of humanity and INDEPENDENT THEREOF. So at the Incarnation, the humanity of Christ became an INDEPENDENT PERSON.

 

"Cumbered with humanity Christ could not be in every place personally, therefore it was altogether for their advantage that He should leave them to 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.” E.G. White, (Manuscript Releases Volume 14 (No’s 1081-1135) MR No.1084.

 

Christ’s humanity was created says Ellen White

 

I will try to answer this important question: As God He could not be tempted: but as a man He could be tempted, and that strongly, and could yield to the temptations. His human nature must pass through the same test and trial Adam and Eve passed through. His human nature was created; it did not even possess the angelic powers. It was human, identical with our own. He was passing over the ground where Adam fell. He was now where, if He endured the test and trial in behalf of the fallen race, He would redeem Adam’s disgraceful failure and fall, in our own humanity.? {3SM 129.3}

 

If Christ’s human person which was ADOPTED INTO THE GODHEAD OF HEAVEN AS A PERSON OF THE GODHEAD was created at His Incarnation, how was His human person CO-ETERNAL when it did not exist BEFORE His Incarnation?


God has adopted the human nature of Christ into the Godhead of Heaven


He is our sacrifice, our Advocate, our Brother, bearing our human form before the Father's throne, and through eternal ages one with the race He has redeemed--the Son of Man.” Heaven, p. 73.


God has adopted human nature in the person of His Son, and has carried the same into the highest heaven. Heaven,” p. 72.


"By His life and His death, Christ has achieved even more than recovery from the ruin wrought through sin. It was Satan's purpose to bring about an eternal separation between God and man but in Christ we become more closely united to God than if we had never fallen. In taking our nature, the Saviour has bound himself to humanity by a tie that is never to be broken. Through the eternal ages He is linked with us. 'God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son.' [John 3:16]. He gave Him not only to bear our sins, and to die as our sacrifice He gave Him to the fallen race. To assure us of His immutable counsel of peace, God gave His only Begotten Son to become one of the human family forever to retain His human nature. This is the pledge that God will fulfill His word. 'Unto us a child is born unto us a son is given and the government shall be upon His shoulder.' God has adopted human nature in the person of His Son, and has carried the same into the highest heaven. It is the 'Son of man' who shares the throne of the universe. It is the 'Son of man' whose name shall be called, 'Wonderful, Counselor, the mighty God, the everlasting Father, the prince of Peace.' [Isa. 9:6]. The I Am is the Daysman between God and humanity, laying His hand upon both. HE who is 'holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners,' is not ashamed to call us brethren. [Heb. 7:26 2:11.] In Christ the family of earth and the family of heaven are bound together. Christ glorified is our brother. Heaven is enshrined in humanity, and humanity is enfolded in the bosom of Infinite love." The Desire of Ages, 25.

 

Sanctuary Gone Atonement Gone -- "In a representation which passed before me, I saw a certain work being done by medical missionary workers. Our ministering brethren were looking on, watching what was being done, but they did not seem to understand. The foundation of our faith, which was established by so much prayer, such earnest searching of the Scriptures, was being taken down, pillar by pillar. Our faith was to have nothing to rest upon--the sanctuary was gone, the atonement was gone." E.G. White, The Upward Look, 152.

 

Not one person other than Ellen White had the spiritual discernment necessary to see the implications of John Kellogg’s errant view of the Godhead—that the Holy Spirit of God is in all living things. How did that theory render the Sanctuary GONE AND THE ATONEMENT GONE?

Answer: It was by the Incarnation sacrifice that the gift of the Holy Spirit was given to man to overcome all known sin. If man already possessed the Holy Spirit innately at birth, the need for the Sanctuary Atonement would be GONE, UNNECESSARY, because man would already possess the Holy Spirit within himself.

 

The highest test of spiritual discernment is the issue of the Godhead. It requires spiritual discernment to understand it. If YOU cannot understand the truth on the Godhead presented herein, and from John, Chapter 14, you should pray, pray for spiritual discernment for Ellen White said that this subject will stretch all the powers of the mind to grasp it.

 

"Christ declared that after his ascension, he would send to his church, as his crowning gift, the Comforter, who was to take his place. This Comforter is the Holy Spirit,--the soul of his life, the efficacy of his church, the light and life of the world. With his Spirit Christ sends a reconciling influence and a power that takes away sin.

In the gift of the Spirit [HIS LIFE--THE SOUL OF HIS LIFE], Jesus gave to man the highest good that heaven could bestow....

The Spirit was given as a regenerating agency, and without this the sacrifice of Christ would have been of no avail....

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 Articles, May 19, 1904, vol. 5, p. 42.

 

"Cumbered with humanity Christ could not be in every place personally, therefore it was altogether for their advantage that He should leave them to 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.” E.G. White, (Manuscript Releases Volume 14 (No’s 1081-1135) MR No.1084.

 

The Godhead at the time of the Incarnation of the Son of God into His Humanity

 

The following number of persons were part of the Godhead at the time of the Incarnation: At that time, there were only two persons to the Godhead, to wit:

 

1.    The Father consisting of Spirit, HOLY SPIRIT. (Ellen White said that the Father and the Son have the same essence and substance. ONE ETERNAL SPIRIT).

2.    The Son, consisting of HOLY SPIRIT HIMSELF ONLY. This is proven by the cumbered statement above. The Holy Spirit is HIMSELF divested of the personality of humanity and INDEPENDENT THEREOF. He (THE SON) would represent Himself as present in all places by HIS HOLY SPIRIT.

The Trinity Doctrine teaches that there are three co-ETERNAL PERSONS. That is heresy, because if there were/are three co-ETERNAL persons, then the humanity of Christ CREATED at the Incarnation would make a FOURTH, NON-ETERNAL PERSON, for the reason that He was begotten, CREATED, AT THE TIME OF HIS INCARNATION. So what did Ellen White mean by saying the eternal dignitaries, “God, and Christ and the Holy Spirit?” Before His Incarnation, the Son of God was THE HOLY SPIRIT DIVINE NATURE ONLY. Which is proven by the cumbered statement below.

"Cumbered with humanity Christ could not be in every place personally, therefore it was altogether for their advantage that He should leave them to 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 (THE SON) would represent Himself as present in all places by His Holy Spirit.” E.G. White, (Manuscript Releases Volume 14 (No’s 1081-1135) MR No.1084.

Let’s count the persons of the Godhead in the above statement:

1.    The Holy Spirit Himself divested of the personality of humanity and INDEPENDENT THEREOF.

2.    His Father,

3.    Christ’s INDEPENDENT PERSONality of his humanity.

Only two of the above 3 persons are CO-ETERNAL the Father and the Son per His Holy Spirit DIVINE NATURE as He existed with the Father from eternity.

Ellen White said that the humanity of Christ was created (begotten) at the Incarnation. So how could His humanity be a co-eternal member of the Godhead?

 

Christ’s humanity was created:

 

I will try to answer this important question: As God He could not be tempted: but as a man He could be tempted, and that strongly, and could yield to the temptations. His human nature must pass through the same test and trial Adam and Eve passed through. His human nature was created; it did not even possess the angelic powers. It was human, identical with our own. He was passing over the ground where Adam fell. He was now where, if He endured the test and trial in behalf of the fallen race, He would redeem Adam’s disgraceful failure and fall, in our own humanity. {3SM 129.3}

 

The God/Man PERSON to the Godhead, DID NOT EXIST BEFORE THE INCARNATION. So how could there be THREE CO-ETERNAL PERSONS, or THREE ETERNAL DIGNITARIES RECKONING FROM THE PAST? The Father was/is eternal, and the Son of God was/is eternal insofar as He existed as the HOLY SPIRIT HIMSELF before His Incarnation into humanity. That makes two CO-ETERNAL PERSONS. There were not three co-ETERNAL PERSONS as the Trinity Doctrine teaches.

 

The teaching of The Trinity Doctrine gives rise to the same heresy the alpha heresy gave rise to: Namely, the heavenly Snactuary/Atonement sacrifice is rendered AS GONE! How? Why? Because if the three persons are co-ETERNAL, that totally obfuscates the Incarnation which produced the God/Man PERSON of the Godhead, which made THREE PERSONS. So if there were already THREE PERSONS to the Godhead ETERNALLY, then the God/Man produced at the Incarnation would make a FOURTH PERSON, and there is no such FOURTH PERSON. The following is the MEMBERS OF THE Godhead AFTER the Incarnation:

 

1.    God the Father (SPIRIT)

2.    God the Holy SPIRIT OF THE SON—THE HOLY SPIRIT HIMSELF the soul of the life of the Son that was made an offering for sin.

3.    The GOD/MAN humanity of Christ. AN INDEPENDENT PERSON as the following CUMBERED STATEMENT portrays:

 

"Cumbered with humanity Christ could not be in every place personally, therefore it was altogether for their advantage that He should leave them to 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.” E.G. White, (Manuscript Releases Volume 14 (No’s 1081-1135) MR No.1084.


The HOLY SPIRIT HIMSELF (SON OF GOD) existed with the Father from eternity. But that same HOLY SPIRIT HIMSELF was cumbered by humanity at the Incarnation, so that HUMANITY OF CHRIST HAD TO BE AN INDEPENDENT PERSON, a third person to the Godhead, whereas if there had already been THREE CO-ETERNAL PERSONS, the God/Man person would be a FOURTH.

What About the Three Eternal Verities in Evangelism p. 616? They are FAKE! Go to the White Estate and search these words: “three eternal verities.” You will get ZERO, NADA!

If you search the White Estate for the words eternal verities, you will find NOTHING on three CO-ETERNAL PERSONS. The only quote is as follows:

The Lord Jesus described the difficulties they [would] meet. Having called their minds to rise to an eminence, He bids them look and behold the vast confederacy of evil arrayed against God, against Christ, against all who unite with these holy powers. Christ tells them they were to fight in fellowship with all the children of light; that satanic agencies would combine their forces to extinguish the light of the life of Christ out of their ranks. But they were not left to fight the battles in their own human strength; that the angelic host coming as ministers of God would be in that battle, and also there would be the eternal heavenly dignitaries—God, and Christ, and the Holy Spirit—arming them with more than mortal energy, and [who] would advance with them to the work, and convince the world of sin. {Ms130-1901.52}

In the above statement God was/is ETERNAL. The Holy Spirit was/is the son of God, who is now Christ the God/Man. Only the Father and His Holy Spirit WHICH IS WHAT GOD IS, A SPIRIT, and the Son of God, THE HOLY SPIRIT, which is what he was from eternity with the Father, were/are the only CO-ETERNAL persons to the Godhead. The humanity of Christ did not exist before His Incarnation. Christ could not be CO-ETERNAL because He was created at the Incarnation says Ellen White.


What Froom and the Dumb-dog ministering brethren could not discern when they embraced and adopted the Trinity Doctrine in 1980.

What was CREATED at the Incarnation, His humanity, IS NOT CO-ETERNAL in the past. Though it is true that there are three eternal dignitaries because the God part of the God/Man was eternal, it is still true that the God/Man combination did not exist until the Incarnation of God the Son into the womb of Mary. In that sense, the God/Man humanity of Christ IS NOT CO-ETERNAL and there are four members of the Godhead and not just three as the Trinity Doctrine teaches.

1.    The Eternal Father and His ONE ETERNAL SPIRIT SUBSTANCE OF WHICH GOD’S NATURE CONSISTS

2.    The Eternal Son and His ONE ETERNAL SPIRIT ESSENCE AND SUBSTANCE OF WHICH GOD’S NATURE CONSISTS.

3.    The God/Man produced at the time of the Incarnation, which CANNOT BE CO-ETERNAL with the above other two persons, because of the obvious fact that there was no existence of a GOD/MAN until the Incarnation when the humanity of Christ was CREATED says Ellen White.

4.    So the Trinity Teaching that there are three CO-ETERNAL persons to the Godhead is not true. That teaching is subversive of the truth of the Godhead, that there are only TWO CO-EQUAL ETERNAL PERSONS TO THE GODHEAD, as number 1 and 2 above depict.

5.    Christ as a human did not exist before the Incarnation, but Christ was the Son of God from eternity. He was also the Holy Spirit for the Holy Spirit is the soul of His life. But there were only TWO PERSONS before the Incarnation:

1.    The Father and the ONE ETERNAL SPIRIT HE CONSISTS OF.

2.    The Son and the ONE ETERNAL SPIRIT HE CONSISTS OF.

Again, Christ was eternal only as He existed with the Father from eternity in the form of His DIVINE ONLY HOLY SPIRIT, but still in TWO PERSONS ONLY before the Incarnation, which produced the INDEPENDENT HUMAN GOD/MAN CHRIST.

 

"Cumbered with humanity Christ could not be in every place personally, therefore it was altogether for their advantage that He should leave them to 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.” E.G. White, (Manuscript Releases Volume 14 (No’s 1081-1135) MR No.1084.


Froom compiled that book (Evangelism) and added the headings like the word Trinity. Search Ellen White’s writings for the word Trinity and YOU WON’T FIND HER USING THE WORD ONCE!


The Son was the SAME PERSON AS HIS HOLY SPIRIT HIMSELF in the cumbered statement. So He was there, but in the person of HIS PRE-INCARNATION HOLY SPIRIT PERSON HIMSELF, which He became forever emptied of (DIVESTED OF) as an eternal sacrifice (FOREVER “DEATH”) TO HIS FORMER ETERNAL LIFE, AS HOLY SPIRIT HIMSELF DIVINE NATURE ONLY—without a whit of humanity in the mix. And if there had been three eternal verities BEFORE THE INCARNATION of the God/Man, the God/Man humanity of Christ would be a FOURTH PERSON to the Godhead and there are only three. By the Godhead Father and Son’s agreement on the Incarnation sacrifice which produced a third person, these three persons are spoken of as eternal verities, but the God/Man humanity of Christ DID NOT come into being until His Incarnation, and to say that His humanity existed eternally is to null and void the Incarnation which produced a third person, AND AGAIN: If there were three persons CO-ETERNALLY, as the Trinity Doctrine teaches, then there would have to be FOUR AFTER THE INCARNATION OF GOD THE SON INTO HUMANITY.


The above two statements from the SOP, FORCE HOME CERTAIN DEDUCTIONS ABOUT THE Godhead.

 

The Holy Spirit is the soul of the life of the Son of God. Before His Incarnation into humanity, the Son of God was the Holy Spirit.

The Bible says God is a Spirit. Ellen White said that the Father and the Son share the same essence and substance, THE ONE ETERNAL SPIRIT, HOLY SPIRIT.

·       One substance same substance one essence same essence SPIRIT

·       Ellen White said Christ and the Father were of one substance: "The Jews had never before heard such words from human lips, and a convicting influence attended them for 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."--The Signs of the Times, Nov. 27, 1893, p. 54. {7ABC 437.3}.

·       God is a Spirit. That is all we know about His NATURE, His essence, His substance:

·       Jhn 4:24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

 

·       The Gift of the Spirit was made possible by the Son taking the death that was ours that we might have the life that WAS HIS:

"He (Christ) suffered the death which was ours, that we might receive the life which WAS His." Desire of Ages, p. 25 1 Cor. 11:24-265, cf. John 6:53, 54, Titus 3:5, 6.

 

Ellen White said that Divinity cannot die and that Divinity DID NOT die on the cross.

·       How did the Testator, the Holy Spirit of the Son of God, die in a way that constituted taking the eternal death that is ours if divinity cannot die?

·       The answer is that the Son of God, the Testator, in the form of the Holy Spirit prior to His Incarnation, made His soul, His Holy Spirit, an offering for sin?

·       “Christ had stooped to take upon Himself man’s nature; He was to bear an infinite weight of woe as He should make His soul an offering for sin; yet angels desire that even in His humiliation the Son of the Highest might appear before men with a dignity and glory befitting His character.” E.G. White, The Great Controversy, pp. 313, 314.

·       Since Divinity Cannot die, and the Holy Spirit is the SOUL OF HIS LIFE, How did the Son of God make His soul, His Holy Spirit, an offering for sin? He FOREVER DIED to living as A DIVINE ONLY HOLY SPIRIT BEING, to become human FOREVER.

·       “Christ ascended to heaven, bearing a sanctified, holy humanity. He took this humanity with Him into the heavenly courts, and through the eternal ages He will bear it, as the One who has redeemed every human being in the city of God.”--The Review and Herald, March 9, 1905. {7ABC 488.1}

·       24But this man, because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood. Heb. 7:24.

·       Christ took humanity forever (Proof Statements below):

"By His life and His death, Christ has achieved even more than recovery from the ruin wrought through sin. It was Satan's purpose to bring about an eternal separation between God and man but in Christ we become more closely united to God than if we had never fallen. In taking our nature, the Saviour has bound himself to humanity by a tie that is never to be broken. Through the eternal ages He is linked with us. 'God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son.' [John 3:16]. He gave Him not only to bear our sins, and to die as our sacrifice He gave Him to the fallen race. To assure us of His immutable counsel of peace, God gave His only Begotten Son to become one of the human family forever to retain His human nature. This is the pledge that God will fulfill His word. 'Unto us a child is born unto us a son is given and the government shall be upon His shoulder.' God has adopted human nature in the person of His Son, and has carried the same into the highest heaven. It is the 'Son of man' who shares the throne of the universe. It is the 'Son of man' whose name shall be called, 'Wonderful, Counselor, the mighty God, the everlasting Father, the prince of Peace.' [Isa. 9:6]. The I Am is the Daysman between God and humanity, laying His hand upon both. HE who is 'holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners,' is not ashamed to call us brethren. [Heb. 7:26 2:11.] In Christ the family of earth and the family of heaven are bound together. Christ glorified is our brother. Heaven is enshrined in humanity, and humanity is enfolded in the bosom of Infinite love." The Desire of Ages, 25

 

·       How did the Son make His Divine Holy Spirit an offering for sin?

·       Answer: He FOREVER “died” (FOREVER gave up living as Divine only, which was His estate of Being before His Incarnation, to become a Human forever.

·       Because Divinity cannot die, the Son of God changed forms of Being, from DIVINE ONLY, to HUMAN FOREVER. His Holy Spirit lived/lives on forever because Divinity Cannot die. But the Son died FOREVER to living as DIVINE ONLY HOLY SPIRIT, His estate before His Incarnation into the likeness of sinful flesh.

Heb 9:16 For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator.

Heb 9:17 For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth. The Testator was the Son of God.

The Testament was the last Will and Testament of The Son of God which specified that the Testator must die to Atone for man’s breach in the Everlasting Covenant, the Ten-Commandment Law of God.

"The darkness rolled away from the Saviour and from the Cross. Christ bowed His head and died. In His Incarnation He had reached the prescribed limit as a sacrifice, but not as a redeemer." E.G. White Manuscript Releases Volume Twelve, p. 409.

 

Christ had stooped to take upon Himself man’s nature; He was to bear an infinite weight of woe as He should make His soul an offering for sin; yet angels desire that even in His humiliation the Son of the Highest might appear before men with a dignity and glory befitting His character.” E.G. White, The Great Controversy, pp. 313, 314.

 

"He (Christ) suffered the death which was ours, that we might receive the life which WAS His." Desire of Ages, p. 25 1 Cor. 11:24-265, cf. John 6:53, 54, Titus 3:5, 6.

 

The wages for man’s unrepented of sin is eternal death. How did Christ suffer that death for us? He gave us FOREVER His DIVINE ONLY HOLY SPIRIT LIFE, to become human FOREVER. That is like FOREVER DEATH to his pre-Incarnation state of existence. This is the only way the Testator could sacrifice the soul of His life, His Holy Spirit, for us.

 

What about His death on the cross? Important question! Three days death on a cross of His humanity could not atone for the eternal penalty of the wages of man’s sin which is eternal death. The death on the cross proved that the Son of God was faithful in obedience unto death, even the death of the cross. That was to be an example for us concerning obedience. But Ellen White clearly stated that DIVINITY DID NOT DIE ON THE CROSS, so the TESTATOR’S DEATH was not fulfilled on the cross.

 

The wages of sin is death. How could Christ make His soul, His Holy Spirit, the soul of His life and the life of His soul, an offering for sin? The answer that God showed me is that the Son died FOREVER to His Divine ONLY existence. This met the prescribed limit of a sacrifice per the Testator’s Covenant (Testament of the Testator).


Two sacrifices: One in the Heavenly Sanctuary | One on Earth


·       The only prescribed limit as a sacrifice taught in the Bible, is death of the Testator. 

 "The darkness rolled away from the Saviour and from the Cross. Christ bowed His head and died. In His Incarnation He had reached the prescribed limit as a sacrifice, but not as a redeemer." E.G. White Manuscript Releases Volume Twelve, p. 409.

 

"The Incarnation of Christ was an act of self-sacrifice; His life was one of continual self-denial. The highest glory of the love of God to man was manifested in the sacrifice of His only-begotten Son, who was the express image of His person. This is the great mystery of godliness. It is the privilege and the duty of every professed follower of Christ to have the mind of Christ. Without self-denial and cross bearing we cannot be His disciples." E.G. White, Selected Messages, Book 2, p. 185.

 

The Son of God was surrendered to the Father’s will, and dependent upon His power. So utterly was Christ emptied of self that He made no plans for Himself. He accepted God’s plans for Him, and day by day the Father unfolded His plans” (DA 208; cf. 664. ‘While bearing human nature, He was dependent upon the Omnipotent for His life.  In His humanity, He laid hold of the divinity of God’”{EGW, ST, June 17, 1897 par. 8}

 

The John Chapter 14 Challenge on the Godhead

 

John teaches the Godhead more simply than any other Bible passage. First you have Jesus the human (on earth) speaking to Thomas and Philip, as well as Judas (not Iscariot). Jesus refers to the Comforter (HIS HOLY SPIRIT PERSON) whom He will send in His name.

In verse 23, Jesus says “WE WILL COME UNTO YOU,” MEANING THE FATHER AND THE HOLY SPIRIT PERSON OF THE SON. So in John 14, you have only 3 distinct persons to the Godhead. Only two of them are CO-ETERNAL Jesus the human is not CO-ETERNAL with the other two because He was created at the time of His Incarnation.

 

All the members of the Godhead Are Mentioned in John, Chapter 14: You won’t find more than three (3) Persons. Two of them are CO-ETERNAL, but Jesus the human was created at the Incarnation and is NOT CO-ETERNAL. The humanity of Christ is NOT eternal. However, his humanity will live forever since the time of His Incarnation, so it is in that sense that He is one of the three eternal dignitaries. Also, He did exist eternally as the Son of God before His Incarnation, in the form of the Holy Spirit, which was divested of His humanity in the “cumbered statement.”

But, His humanity (God/Man) was not manifest until the Incarnation, so to say, as the Trinity Doctrine does, that there are three co-ETERNAL persons to the Godhead, obfuscates the Incarnation sacrifice whereby a THIRD PERSON was added to the Godhead, the GOD/MAN humanity of Christ.

 

Every MEMBER of the new organization is corporately responsible for that OMEGA HERESY, which obfuscated the truth on the Godhead in the Omega heresy, just as the personality of God and Christ was obfuscated in the ALPHA HERESY, which, in effect, did away with the Sanctuary and the Atonement by Kellogg’s heretical teaching that from creation, the Holy Spirit is inherently in all living things (Pantheism). Were that true, Christ need not have gone through the Incarnation sacrifice by which He made His Divine Nature possible as the “Highest Good, Crowning gift that heaven can bestow,” for the purpose of empowering man to overcome. Anyone who teaches that it is impossible to overcome all known sin this side of glorification, does total despite to that “HIGHEST GOOD, CROWNING GIFT,” to wit:

 

"Christ declared that after his ascension, he would send to his church, as his crowning gift, the Comforter, who was to take his place. This Comforter is the Holy Spirit,--the soul of his life, the efficacy of his church, the light and life of the world. With his Spirit Christ sends a reconciling influence and a power that takes away sin.

In the gift of the Spirit [HIS LIFE--THE SOUL OF HIS LIFE], Jesus gave to man the highest good that heaven could bestow....

The Spirit was given as a regenerating agency, and without this the sacrifice of Christ would have been of no avail....

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 Articles, May 19, 1904, vol. 5, p. 42.

 

 

In John 14, Jesus the human is speaking to Thomas, Philip and Judas (not Iscariot). You will find ONLY THREE PERSONS in this chapter, and ONLY ONE OTHER PERSON that is co-ETERNAL with the Father, The Comforter Holy Spirit, which was the form of Christ’s BEING, before His Incarnation, for it was His Holy Spirit that was divested from His humanity, so that His human person was INDEPENDENT THEREOF. So to teach that there are three co-eternal persons to the Godhead, DISPENSES WITH THE INCARNATION SACRIFICE WHEREBY A THIRD NON-CO-ETERNAL PERSON ACCRUED. Thereby, just as in the Alpha heresy, THE SANCTUARY IS GONE, THE ATONEMENT GONE, because these occurred by the Incarnation sacrifice which made a THIRD PERSON—THE HUMANITY OF CHRIST. So to say there were three persons who were CO-ETERNAL BEFORE THE INCARNATION SACRIFICE THAT PRODUCED A THIRD PERSON IN THE HUMANITY OF CHRIST, either renders the Sanctuary/Atonement as GONE and unnecessary in producing a third persons, WHEN THEY WERE NECESSARY, or there would be FOUR PERSONS TO THE GODHEAD—THREE CO-ETERNAL PERSONS PRIOR TO THE INCARNATION AND ONE ADDITIONAL IN THE CREATED HUMANITY OF CHRIST AFTER THE INCARNATION, MAKING FOUR PERSONS, which would also be inimical to the Trinity Doctrine which teaches only THREE PERSONS to the Godhead. There are three persons to the Godhead, but NOT three co-eternal persons. One of them is the NON-CO-ETERNAL humanity of Christ, the God/MAN who was created at the Incarnation. Ellen White says that IS WHEN HE WAS BEGOTTEN. That is when God GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON to humanity in payment for their wages of sin.

1.    The FATHER is mentioned in verse 2 and 23. The “WE” is the Holy Spirit of Christ and the Father which is one and the same ONE ETERNAL SPIRIT. That is why if one comes they both come.

2.    In verse 18, Jesus is identified as the Comforter (Holy Spirit)

 

Jhn 14:1   Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. 

 Jhn 14:2   In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 

 Jhn 14:3   And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. 

 Jhn 14:4   And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know. 

 Jhn 14:5  Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way? 

 Jhn 14:6  Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. 

 Jhn 14:7  If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him. 

 Jhn 14:8   Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us. 

 Jhn 14:9  Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us  the  Father? 

 Jhn 14:10   Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. 

 Jhn 14:11   Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works' sake. 

 Jhn 14:12  Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. 

 Jhn 14:13   And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 

 Jhn 14:14   If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it. 

 Jhn 14:15  If ye love me, keep my commandments. 

 Jhn 14:16   And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; 

 Jhn 14:17   Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. 

 Jhn 14:18   I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. 

 Jhn 14:19  Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also. 

 Jhn 14:20   At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you. 

 Jhn 14:21   He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him. 

 Jhn 14:22  Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world? 

 Jhn 14:23  Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. 

 Jhn 14:24   He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father's which sent me. 

 Jhn 14:25  These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present with you. 

 Jhn 14:26   But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. 

Jhn 14:27   Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. 

Jhn 14:28   Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I. 

Jhn 14:29  And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye might believe. 

Jhn 14:30   Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me. 

Jhn 14:31   But that the world may know that I love the Father; and as the Father gave me commandment, even so I do. Arise, let us go hence. 

 

The Incarnation

 

The Completeness of Christ’s Humanity The  Mystery Part

 

Christ made His soul an offering for sin. What was His soul prior to His Incarnation? From the following statements we find that prior to His Incarnation sacrifice, The Holy Spirit was the soul of the life of Christ. It was His HOLY SPIRIT HIMSELF that was cumbered by His humanity at the Incarnation.

 

"Christ declared that after his ascension, he would send to his church, as his crowning gift, the Comforter, who was to take his place. This Comforter is the Holy Spirit,--the soul of his life, the efficacy of his church, the light and life of the world. With his Spirit Christ sends a reconciling influence and a power that takes away sin.

In the gift of the Spirit [HIS LIFE--THE SOUL OF HIS LIFE], Jesus gave to man the highest good that heaven could bestow....

The Spirit was given as a regenerating agency, and without this the sacrifice of Christ would have been of no avail....

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 Articles, May 19, 1904, vol. 5, p. 42.

 

Christ had stooped to take upon Himself man’s nature; He was to bear an infinite weight of woe as He should make His soul an offering for sin; yet angels desire that even in His humiliation the Son of the Highest might appear before men with a dignity and glory befitting His character.” E.G. White, The Great Controversy, pp. 313, 314.

 

According to the following quote from Ellen G. White, the Holy Spirit HIMSELF was divested of the personality of humanity and INDEPENDENT THEREOF. So at the Incarnation, the humanity of Christ became an INDEPENDENT PERSON. Repeated for emphasis.

 

"Cumbered with humanity Christ could not be in every place personally, therefore it was altogether for their advantage that He should leave them to 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.” E.G. White, (Manuscript Releases Volume 14 (No’s 1081-1135) MR No.1084.

 

The way in which Christ offered His soul, His holy Spirit, the soul of His life, for sin, was to “die” to His former existence as HOLY SPIRIT ONLY, to become human forever. Before the Incarnation there were the following persons to the Godhead:

1.    The Father consisting of His ONE ETERNAL SPIRIT.

2.    The Son consisting of His ONE ETERNAL SPIRIT because Ellen White said that the Father and the Son have the same essence and substance, SPIRIT.

3.    The Incarnation added the THIRD PERSON, THE HUMANITY INDEPENDENT PERSON mentioned in the above cumbered statement. His Holy Spirit, the soul of His life, existed on INDEPENDENT OF HIS HUMANITY.

4.    There is NO WAY that there were THREE CO-ETERNAL PERSONS before the Incarnation. It was the Incarnation that produced the THIRD INDEPENDENT HUMAN PERSON TO THE GODHEAD.

 

We cannot understand how Christ became a little, helpless babe. He could have come to earth in such beauty that He would have been unlike the sons of men. His face could have been bright with light, and His form could have been tall and beautiful. He could have come in such a way as to charm those who looked upon Him; but this was not the way that God planned He should come among the sons of men.” {3SM 127.1}

 

He was to be like those who belonged to the human family and to the Jewish race. His features were to be like those of other human beings, and He was not to have such beauty of person as to make people point Him out as different from others. He was to come as one of the human family, and to stand as a man before heaven and earth. He had come to take man’s place, to pledge Himself in man’s behalf, to pay the debt that sinners owed. He was to live a pure life on the earth, and show that Satan had told a falsehood when he claimed that the human family belonged to him forever, and that God could not take men out of his hands.” {3SM 127.2}

 

Men first beheld Christ as a babe, as a child.... {3SM 127.3} What Froom and the ALL the Ministering Brethren Did Not (and Still Have Not) Understood in the Omega heresy

 

All the Ministering “watchmen” CANNOT UNDERSTAND (Isaiah 56:10-12) 


Why They  Cannot Understand

 

In this vision, I asked the Angel of the Lord why the Ministering Brethren could not understand in the alpha heresy and in the omega heresy. I was shown that the reason they could not, cannot understand, is because they “removed God” and consulted worldly sources in lieu of the Spirit of Prophecy which provided/provides the PURE TRUTH ON THE GODHEAD. God did not leave His people bereft of the PURE TRUTH on the Godhead for 136 years from 1844 to 1980. The pioneers knew that the Trinity Doctrine was/is subversive to the HEAVENLY SANCTUARY/ATONEMENT made by the Testator, the Son of God, whose existence prior to His Incarnation was as HOLY SPIRIT ONLY BECAUSE GOD IS A SPIRIT, A HOLY SPIRIT, and there is only ONE HOLY SPIRIT, ONE GOD.

 

As the Testator, the Son of God who existed eternally as THE HOLY SPIRIT HIMSELF, offered Himself up through THE (ONE) ETERNAL SPIRIT to fulfill the prescribed limit as a sacrifice, DEATH OF THE TESTATOR. That was the only prescribed limit of the Testator:

 

"The darkness rolled away from the Saviour and from the Cross. Christ bowed His head and died. In His Incarnation He had reached the prescribed limit as a sacrifice, but not as a redeemer." E.G. White Manuscript Releases Volume Twelve, p. 409.

 

Heb 9:16 For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator.

Heb 9:17 For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth.

 

Because DIVINITY CANNOT DIE AND DID NOT DIE ON THE CROSS SAYS ELLEN WHITE, the Testator had to “die a form of death” that was/is different from man’s concept of death. He had to FOREVER “DIE” TO HIS PRE-INCARNATION EXISTENCE AS DIVINE HOLY SPIRIT ONLY, to become HUMAN FOREVER. HIS ETERNAL HOLY SPIRIT LIVED/LIVES ON, but His humanity cumbered that HOLY SPIRIT AND IT’S attributes, so that His humanity became DIVESTED FROM HIS PAST HOLY SPIRIT, INDEPENDENT THEREOF. AN INDEPENDENT PERSON, ANOTHER ADOPTED PERSON INTO THE GODHEAD, so that had there been THREE CO-ETERNAL PERSONS BEFORE HIS INCARNATION INTO HUMANITY AS THE GOD/MAN, there would of necessity be FOUR PERSONS AFTER THE INCARNATION, which produced the “INDEPENDENT THEREOF” humanity PERSON, PERSONALITY of Christ.

 

So to teach that there are three CO-ETERNAL PERSONS as does the Trinity Doctrine, and only THREE PERSONS TO THE GODHEAD, does despite to the Testator’s Incarnation which produced another PERSON, A THIRD PERSON to the Godhead—the adopted person of Christ’s humanity into the Godhead of Heaven, to wit:

 

God has adopted The human nature of Christ Into the Godhead of Heaven


He is our sacrifice, our Advocate, our Brother, bearing our human form before the Father's throne, and through eternal ages one with the race He has redeemed--the Son of Man.” Heaven, p. 73.

God has adopted human nature in the person of His Son, and has carried the same into the highest heaven. Heaven,” p. 72.

"By His life and His death, Christ has achieved even more than recovery from the ruin wrought through sin. It was Satan's purpose to bring about an eternal separation between God and man but in Christ we become more closely united to God than if we had never fallen. In taking our nature, the Saviour has bound himself to humanity by a tie that is never to be broken. Through the eternal ages He is linked with us. 'God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son.' [John 3:16]. He gave Him not only to bear our sins, and to die as our sacrifice He gave Him to the fallen race. To assure us of His immutable counsel of peace, God gave His only Begotten Son to become one of the human family forever to retain His human nature. This is the pledge that God will fulfill His word. 'Unto us a child is born unto us a son is given and the government shall be upon His shoulder.' God has adopted human nature in the person of His Son, and has carried the same into the highest heaven. It is the 'Son of man' who shares the throne of the universe. It is the 'Son of man' whose name shall be called, 'Wonderful, Counselor, the mighty God, the everlasting Father, the prince of Peace.' [Isa. 9:6]. The I Am is the Daysman between God and humanity, laying His hand upon both. HE who is 'holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners,' is not ashamed to call us brethren. [Heb. 7:26 2:11.] In Christ the family of earth and the family of heaven are bound together. Christ glorified is our brother. Heaven is enshrined in humanity, and humanity is enfolded in the bosom of Infinite love." The Desire of Ages, 25.

Clearly, if there were THREE CO-ETERNAL PERSONS TO THE GODHEAD BEFORE THE INCARNATION, there would be FOUR AFTER THE INCARNATION which produced the ADOPTION of the God/Man into the Godhead of heaven.  So by the Trinity Doctrine, the HEAVENLY SANCTUARY/ATONEMENT IS RENDERED AS GONE.

If there are still ONLY THREE CO-ETERNAL PERSONS TO THE GODHEAD AFTER THE INCARNATION, BECAUSE THERE WERE THREE BEFORE THE INCARNATION, AND THE INCARNATION PRODUCED ANOTHER PERSON TO THE GODHEAD IN THE GOD/MAN JESUS, then the Sanctuary/Atonement is GONE.

 

Sanctuary Gone Atonement Gone -- "In a representation which passed before me, I saw a certain work being done by medical missionary workers. Our ministering brethren were looking on, watching what was being done, but they did not seem to understand. The foundation of our faith, which was established by so much prayer, such earnest searching of the Scriptures, was being taken down, pillar by pillar. Our faith was to have nothing to rest upon--the sanctuary was gone, the atonement was gone." E.G. White, The Upward Look, 152.

 

In effect, the Trinity Doctrine renders the Testator’s Incarnation DEATH Atonement as GONE, by its teaching that there are THREE-CO-ETERNAL PERSONS to the Godhead. There are only TWO CO-ETERNAL PERSONS TO THE GODHEAD. The God/man humanity of Christ IS NOT ETERNAL FOR HE CAME INTO BEING ONLY AT THE INCARNATION DEATH OF THE TESTATOR.

 

The PURE TRUTH of the matter is that before the Heavenly Sanctuary Incarnation Atonement Sacrifice, there were only TWO PERSONS TO THE GODHEAD. The Father and the Holy Spirit. The Son, the Testator, was the Holy Spirit HIMSELF as the cumbered statement says:

 

"Cumbered with humanity Christ could not be in every place personally, therefore it was altogether for their advantage that He should leave them to 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.” E.G. White, (Manuscript Releases Volume 14 (No’s 1081-1135) MR No.1084.

 

In the above statement you will find only THREE PERSONS TO THE GODHEAD, AND THE HUMANITY PERSON which was DIVESTED from HIS HOLY SPIRIT HIMSELF AND INDEPENDENT THEREOF, is not/was not eternal because that person DID NOT EXIST BEFORE THE INCARNATION.

 

The Three persons in the above “cumbered statement” are”

1.    The Father

2.    The Son’s Preincarnation HOLY SPIRIT HIMSELF—the COMFORTER.

3.    The INDEPENDENT humanity of the Son AFTER the Incarnation sacrifice.

 

In John, Chapter 14, you will find the above SAME THREE PERSONS.

1.    Jesus the human speaking to Philip, Thomas and Judas (not Iscariot).

2.    Jesus identifies Himself as the Comforter—and it is HIS FORMER HOLY SPIRIT THAT IS THE COMFORTHER THAT COMES TO US.

3.    In verse 23, Jesus says “WE WILL COME UNTO YOU.” MEANING the Father and the Holy Spirit Comforter. Why do they BOTH come to us? Because they are of the ONE ETERNAL SPIRIT, so that where one goes, the other goes.

 

The more we think about Christ’s becoming a babe here on earth, the more wonderful it appears. How can it be that the helpless babe in Bethlehem’s manger is still the divine Son of God? Though we cannot understand it, we can believe that He who made the worlds, for our sakes became a helpless babe. Though higher than any of the angels, though as great as the Father on the throne of heaven, He became one with us. In Him God and man became one, and it is in this fact that we find the hope of our fallen race. Looking upon Christ in the flesh, we look upon God in humanity, and see in Him the brightness of divine glory, the express image of God the Father.”—The Youth’s Instructor, November 21, 1895. {3SM 128.1}

 

The humanity of Christ consists of a God/Man, and in that sense, the God part of Christ’s humanity is CO-ETERNAL. That means that the eternal Son of God was the Testator who would “die” to being  DIVINE HOLY SPIRIT ONLY, to come in human form AND REMAINS SUCH FOREVER, BUT ALL THE WHILE BEING GOD, and in that sense, He is CO-ETERNAL, but the humanity of the combination had never before existed as part of the Godhead. Thus, the God/Man/Human PERSON to the Godhead is not CO-ETERNAL because He was created.”

 

Christ Descended to the Level of Fallen Humanity

 

Christ has made an infinite sacrifice. He gave his own life for us. He took upon His divine soul the result of the transgression of God’s law. Laying aside His royal crown, He condescended to step down, step by step, to the level of fallen humanity.”—The Review and Herald, April 30, 1901 {3SM 128.2}

 

From the Jordan, Jesus was led into the wilderness of temptation. “And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred. And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread” (Matthew 4:2, 3). {3SM 128.3}

 

Christ was suffering the keenest pangs of hunger, and this temptation was a severe one. But He must begin the work of redemption just where the ruin began. Adam had failed on the point of appetite, and Christ must conquer here. The power that rested upon Him came directly from the Father, and He must not exercise it in His own behalf. With that long fast there was woven into His experience a strength and power that God alone could give. He met and resisted the enemy in the strength of a “Thus saith the Lord.” “Man shall not live by bread alone,” He said, “but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God” (Verse 4). {3SM 128.4}

 

This strength it is the privilege of all the tempted ones of earth to have. Christ’s experience is for our benefit. His example in overcoming appetite points out the way for those to overcome who would be His followers. {3SM 128.5}

Christ was suffering as the members of the human family suffer under temptation; but it was not the will of God that He should exercise His divine power in His own behalf. Had He not stood as our representative, Christ’s innocence would have exempted Him from all this anguish, but it was because of His innocence that He felt so keenly the assaults of Satan. All the suffering which is the result of sin was poured into the bosom of the sinless Son of God. Satan was bruising the heel of Christ, but every pang endured by Christ, every grief, every disquietude, was fulfilling the great plan of man’s redemption. Every blow inflicted by the enemy was rebounding on himself. Christ was bruising the serpent’s head.”—The Youth’s Instructor, December 21, 1899. {3SM 129.1}

 

Was Christ Capable of Yielding to Temptation?

 

In your letter in regard to the temptations of Christ, you say: “If He was One with God He could not fall”....The point you inquire of me is, In our Lord’s great scene of conflict in the wilderness, apparently under the power of Satan and his angels, was He capable, in His human nature, of yielding to these temptations?” {3SM 129.2}

 

I will try to answer this important question: As God He could not be tempted: but as a man He could be tempted, and that strongly, and could yield to the temptations. His human nature must pass through the same test and trial Adam and Eve passed through. His human nature was created; it did not even possess the angelic powers. It was human, identical with our own. He was passing over the ground where Adam fell. He was now where, if He endured the test and trial in behalf of the fallen race, He would redeem Adam’s disgraceful failure and fall, in our own humanity.” {3SM 129.3}

 

Christ Had a Human Body and a Human Mind—"A human body and a human mind were His. He was bone of our bone and flesh of our flesh. He was subjected to poverty from His first entrance into the world. He was subject to disappointment and trial in His own home, among His own brethren. He was not surrounded, as in the heavenly courts, with pure and lovely characters. He was compassed with difficulties. He came into our world to maintain a pure, sinless character, and to refute Satan’s lie that it was not possible for human beings to keep the law of God. Christ came to live the law in His human character in just that way in which all may live the law in human nature if they will do as Christ was doing. He had inspired holy men of old to write for the benefit of man: “Let him take hold of my strength, that he may make peace with me; and he shall make peace with me” (Isaiah 27:5). {3SM 129.4}

 

Abundant provision has been made that finite, fallen man may so connect with God that, through the same Source by which Christ overcame in His human nature, he may stand firmly against every temptation, as did Christ. He was subject to inconveniences that human nature is subjected to. He breathed the air of the same world we breathe. He stood and traveled in the same world we inhabit, which, we have positive evidence, was no more friendly to grace and righteousness than it is today.” {3SM 130.1}

 

His Attributes May Be Ours—"The higher attributes of His being it is our privilege to have, if we will, through the provisions He has made, appropriate these blessings and diligently cultivate the good in the place of the evil. We have reason, conscience, memory, will, affections—all the attributes a human being can possess. Through the provision made when God and the Son of God made a covenant to rescue man from the bondage of Satan, every facility was provided that human nature should come into union with His divine nature. In such a nature was our Lord tempted. He could have yielded to Satan’s lying suggestions as did Adam, but we should adore and glorify the Lamb of God that He did not in a single point yield one jot or one tittle.” {3SM 130.2}

 

Two Natures Blended in Christ—"Through being partakers of the divine nature we may stand pure and holy and undefiled. The Godhead was not made human, and the human was not deified by the blending together of the two natures. Christ did not possess the same sinful, corrupt, fallen disloyalty we possess, for then He could not be a perfect offering.—Manuscript 94, 1893. {3SM 131.1}

 

2Pe 1:4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

 

Acts 3:26  Unto you first God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities.

 

The Reality of Christ’s Temptations—"When the follower of Christ meets with trial and perplexity, he is not to become discouraged. He is not to cast away his confidence if he does not realize all his expectations. When buffeted by the enemy, he should remember the Saviour’s life of trial and discouragement. Heavenly beings ministered to Christ in His need, yet this did not make the Saviour’s life one of freedom from conflict and temptation. He was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. If His people will follow this example, they will be imbued with His Spirit, and heavenly angels will minister to them.” {3SM 131.2}

 

The temptations to which Christ was subjected were a terrible reality. As a free agent He was placed on probation, with liberty to yield to Satan’s temptations and work at cross-purposes with God. If this were not so, if it had not been possible for Him to fall, He could not have been tempted in all points as the human family is tempted.” {3SM 131.3}

 

The temptations of Christ, and His sufferings under them, were proportionate to His exalted, sinless character. But in every time of distress, Christ turned to His Father. He “resisted unto blood” in that hour when the fear of moral failure was as the fear of death. As He bowed in Gethsemane, in His soul agony, drops of blood fell from His pores, and moistened the sods of the earth. He prayed with strong crying and tears, and He was heard in that He feared. God strengthened Him, as He will strengthen all who will humble themselves, and throw themselves, soul, body, and spirit, into the hands of a covenant-keeping God.” {3SM 131.4}

 

Upon the cross Christ knew, as no other can know, the awful power of Satan’s temptations, and His heart was poured out in pity and forgiveness for the dying thief, who had been ensnared by the enemy.”—The Youth’s Instructor, October 26, 1899. {3SM 132.1}

 

Christ’s heart was pierced by a far sharper pain than that caused by the nails driven into His hands and feet. He was bearing the sins of the whole world, enduring our punishment—the wrath of God against transgression. His trial involved the fierce temptation of thinking that He was forsaken by God. His soul was tortured by the pressure of great darkness, lest He should swerve from His uprightness during the terrible ordeal.” {3SM 132.2}

 

 “Unless there is a possibility of yielding, temptation is no temptation. Temptation is resisted when man is powerfully influenced to do a wrong action; and, knowing that he can do it, resists, by faith, with a firm hold upon divine power. This was the ordeal through which Christ passed.”—The Youth’s Instructor, July 20, 1899. {3SM 132.3}

 

We May Overcome as Christ Overcame—"The love and justice of God, and also the immutability of His law, are made manifest by the Saviour’s life, no less than by His death. He assumed human nature, with its infirmities, its liabilities, its temptations.... He was “in all points tempted like as we are” (Hebrews 4:15). He exercised in His own behalf no power which man cannot exercise. As man He met temptation, and overcame in the strength given Him of God. He gives us an example of perfect obedience. He has provided that we may become partakers of the divine nature, and assures us that we may overcome as He overcame. His life testified that by the aid of the same divine power which Christ received, it is possible for man to obey God’s law.”—Manuscript 141, 1901. {3SM 132.4}

 

God Sent a Sinless Being to This World

 

God did for us the very best thing that He could do when He sent from heaven a Sinless Being to manifest to this world of sin what those who are saved must be in character—pure, holy, and undefiled, having Christ formed within. He sent His ideal in His Son, and bade men build characters in harmony with this ideal.”—Letter 58, 1906. {3SM 132.5}

 

Man Created With Sinless Moral Nature

 

In the councils of heaven God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.... So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him” (Genesis 1:26, 27). The Lord created man’s moral faculties and his physical powers. All was a sinless transcript of Himself. God endowed man with holy attributes, and placed him in a garden made expressly for him. Sin alone could ruin the beings created by the hand of the Almighty.”—The Youth’s Instructor, July 20, 1899. {3SM 133.1}

 

Conclusions

 

The most important conclusion a Christian can make concerning the Godhead, is that prior to the incarnation sacrifice there were only TWO PERSONS to the Godhead:

1.    The Eternal Father

2.    The Eternal Son and His Divine Nature which was the HOLY SPIRIT HIMSELF, the Soul of His Life, which He made an offering for sin said Ellen White.

3.    From Ellen White’s “cumbered” statement, we can safely conclude that there were only TWO PERSONS TO THE GODHEAD BEFORE THE INCARNATION, to wit:

"Cumbered with humanity Christ could not be in every place personally, therefore it was altogether for their advantage that He should leave them to 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.” E.G. White, (Manuscript Releases Volume 14 (No’s 1081-1135) MR No.1084.

 

·       THE HOLY SPIRIT HIMSELF, THE DIVINE NATURE OF THE SON OF GOD, and the Father were the only two persons to the Godhead BEFORE the Incarnation sacrifice.

·       At the Incarnation, the HOLY SPIRIT HIMSELF of the ETERNAL SON OF GOD, was divested from the personality of His humanity AND INDEPENDENT THEREOF.

·       The Holy Spirit is the Comforter, the PRE-INCARNATION Son of God.

·       The Incarnation added the HUMANITY GOD/MAN to the Godhead, making a THIRD PERSON that was ADOPTED into the Godhead of heaven.

·       “God has adopted human nature in the person of His Son, and has carried the same into the highest heaven. Heaven,” p. 72.

·       "By His life and His death, Christ has achieved even more than recovery from the ruin wrought through sin. It was Satan's purpose to bring about an eternal separation between God and man but in Christ we become more closely united to God than if we had never fallen. In taking our nature, the Saviour has bound himself to humanity by a tie that is never to be broken. Through the eternal ages He is linked with us. 'God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son.' [John 3:16]. He gave Him not only to bear our sins, and to die as our sacrifice He gave Him to the fallen race. To assure us of His immutable counsel of peace, God gave His only Begotten Son to become one of the human family forever to retain His human nature. This is the pledge that God will fulfill His word. 'Unto us a child is born unto us a son is given and the government shall be upon His shoulder.' God has adopted human nature in the person of His Son, and has carried the same into the highest heaven. It is the 'Son of man' who shares the throne of the universe. It is the 'Son of man' whose name shall be called, 'Wonderful, Counselor, the mighty God, the everlasting Father, the prince of Peace.' [Isa. 9:6]. The I Am is the Daysman between God and humanity, laying His hand upon both. HE who is 'holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners,' is not ashamed to call us brethren. [Heb. 7:26 2:11.] In Christ the family of earth and the family of heaven are bound together. Christ glorified is our brother. Heaven is enshrined in humanity, and humanity is enfolded in the bosom of Infinite love." The Desire of Ages, 25.

·       Had there been three co-ETERNAL persons to the Godhead BEFORE the Incarnation, the INDEPENDENT HUMAN PERSONality of the Son of God created at the Incarnation would have been a FOURTH PERSON to the Godhead, and that is not the case. So we may safely conclude that the Trinity Doctrine is subversive to the Godhead in that THERE WERE NEVER THREE CO-ETERNAL PERSONS TO THE GODHEAD, and to teach that lie, is to do despite to the Incarnation sacrifice which produced a THIRD NON-ETERNAL PERSON in the PERSON OF THE NON-ETERNAL HUMANITY OF CHRIST.

·       The Pioneer Seventh-day Adventists like J. H. Waggoner, believed that the Trinity Doctrine was Subversive to the Atonement:

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·       Dr. George Knight, Andrews University Seminary Theology Professor of SDA history, who knows more about the historic SDA version of the Godhead than Vance Ferrell and Walter Veith combined, made the following statement in Ministry, the official Seventh-day Adventist journal for ministers: "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. More specifically, most would not be able to agree to belief number 2, which deals with the doctrine of the trinity." - Ministry, October 1993, p. 10.

 

In the Name of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob,

 

R. William Beaulieu

 

 

 

 

 

 

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