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A Word from the Prophet
“I understood that some were anxious to know if Mrs White still held the same views that she did years ago when they had heard her speaking in the sanitarium grove, in the Tabernacle, and at the camp meetings held in the suburbs of Battle Creek. I assured them that the message she bears today is the same that she has borne during the sixty years of her public ministry. She has the same service to do for the Master that was laid upon her in her girlhood.” 1 SM 35.
“I refuse to go into an argument with those who oppose the truth, but call their attention to the publication of the truth given me, which has been written under the Holy Spirit’s representation. If they will carefully read Great Controversy, the Testimonies for the Church, Patriarchs and Prophets, Desire of Ages, and all the many books that are in circulation, that bear testimony to the truth given at varied times and in varied places over a period of half a century, they would not be entering into temptation and walking in false paths where some are today.” MS 34‐1906.
“In these books that I have been called in the visions of the night to write, I am presenting the things I have seen and have been instructed of God to write. These writings are immortalized…. The power of the Holy Spirit has opened before me the wonderful things of God’s Word, and many souls that have been imbedded under the thick layers of darkness and scientific sophistries have received the light and been converted….” ” MS34‐1906.5
Let the Pioneers Speak
“A few are still alive who passed through the experience gained in the establishment of this truth. God has graciously spared their lives to repeat and repeat till the close of their lives, the experience through which they passed even as did John the apostle till the very close of his life. And the standard-bearers who have fallen in death, are to speak through the reprinting of their writings. They are to bear their testimony as to what constitutes the truth for this time.” CW 32. Ellen White.
“I tell you now, that when I am laid to rest, great changes will take place… and I desire to warn all against the devices of the devil.” EG.W. Ms 1. 1915.
A Word from James White
“The greatest fault we can find in the Reformation is, the Reformers stopped reforming. Had they gone on, and onward, till they had left the last vestige of Papacy behind, such as natural immorality, sprinkling, the trinity, and Sunday-keeping, the church would now be free from her unscriptural errors.” J.S. White R & H Feb 7. 1856.
“… The way the spiritualizers have disposed of or denied the only Lord God and our Lord Jesus Christ is first using the old unscriptural Trinitarian creed, viz., 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.” J.S.White. The Day Star. Jan 245. 1846.
“The Father was greater than the Son in that he was first. The Son was equal with the Father in that He had received all things from the Father.” J.S.White. R&H. Jan 4. 1881.
A Word from S.N. Haskell
“Before the creation of our world ‘there was war in heaven’. Christ and the Father covenanted together; and Lucifer, the covering cherub, grew jealous because he was not admitted into the eternal council of the Two who sat upon the throne.” S.N. Haskell. The Story of the Seer of Patmos p 217. 1905.
A Word from J.N. Andrews
“The doctrine of the Trinity which was established in the church by the council of Nice A.D. 325. This doctrine destroys the personality of God, and His Son Jesus Christ our Lord. The infamous, measures by which it was forced upon the church which appear upon the pages of ecclesiastical history might well cause every believer in that doctrine to blush.” J.N. Andrews. Mar 6. 1855. R&H. Vol 6 No.24 p185.
A Word from M.E. Cornell
“The mass of Protestants believe with Catholics in the Trinity, immortality of the soul, consciousness of the dead, rewards and punishments at death, the endless torture of the wicked, inheritance of the saints beyond the skies, sprinkling for baptism, and the PAGAN SUNDAY for the Sabbath; all of which is contrary to the spirit and letter of the new testament. Surely there is between the mother and daughters, a striking family resemblance.” M.E. Cornell. Facts for the Times p76. 1858.
A Word from J.B Frisbie
“We should rather mistrust that the Sunday God came from the same source that Sunday-keeping did.” J.B. Frisbie. R & H. Mar 7. 1854. The Sunday God p50.
A Word from E.J. Waggoner
“As the Son of the self-existent God, He has by nature all the attributes of Deity… The angels are sons of God, as was Adam (Job 38:7; Luke 3:38) by creation; Christians are the sons of God by adoption (Rom 8:14.15), but Christ is the Son of God by birth.” E.J. Waggoner. Christ and His Righteousness p11-13., 1890.
“While both are of the same nature, the Father is first in point of time. He is also greater in that He had no beginning, while Christ’s personality had a beginning.” E.J. Waggoner. ST. Apr 8. 1889.
A Word from A.T. Jones
“He was born of the Holy Ghost. In other words, Jesus Christ was born again. He came from heaven, God’s first-born, to the earth, and was born again…He was born again, and was made partaker of the human nature, that we might be born again, and so made partakers of the divine nature” The Review and Herald, Aug. 1, 1899.
Christ is the Son of God
“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace…” Isaiah 9:6. (The Son is not His own Father, but ours. See DA 483)
Jesus asks His disciples, ‘Whom do you say I am?’ Peter says. “Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Matthew 16:15.16.
Jesus said, “ ‘My Father….’ Then they took up stones to stone him…. ‘For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou being a man, makest thyself God.” John 10:29-33.
“The Lord Jesus Christ, the divine Son of God, existed from eternity, a distinct person, yet one with the Father. He was the
surpassing glory of heaven. He was the Commander of the heavenly intelligences, and the adoring homage of the angels was received by Him as His right.” LHU 16.
“We may have the witness in ourselves that the Bible is true, that Christ is the Son of God. We know that we are not following cunningly devised fables.” Steps to Christ 112.
“Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He was manifest in the flesh.” Review & Herald. Aug 31. 1905.
The high priest asked Jesus under oath, “I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou be the Christ, the Son of God….Jesus saith unto him, ‘Thou hast said’.” Matt 26:63.64. In Mark the reply under oath is, ‘I am’. Mark 14:61.62.
“Beneath the guise of humanity they discerned the glory of the Son of God.” DA 412.
“The world's Redeemer did not come with outward display, or a show of worldly wisdom. Men could not see beneath the guise of humility, the glory of the Son of God.” Gospel Workers 392.
“The Lord possessed (to own, to procure, to create, to get) me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old…. Before there were no depths, I was brought forth… Before the mountains were settled… was I brought forth… I was daily His delight, rejoicing always before Him.” Proverbs 8:184.108.40.206.
“And the Son of God declares concerning Himself: "The Lord possessed Me in the beginning of His way, before His works of old. I was set up from everlasting. . . . When He appointed the foundations of the earth: then I was by Him, as one brought up with Him: and I was daily His delight, rejoicing always before Him." Proverbs 8:22-30. PP 34. See also LHU 16.
“Through Solomon Christ declared: "The Lord possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old. . . . When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment: when he appointed the foundations of the earth: then I was by him, as one brought up with him: and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him." LHU 17.
Extra Scriptures: Daniel 3:25. John 11:25-27. John 10:35-38.
Christ is Son of the Father
“And lo a voice from heaven saying, ‘This is My beloved Son in whom I am well pleased’.” Matthew 3:17.
“The words of confirmation that Christ is the Son of God was given to inspire faith in those who witnessed the scene, and to sustain the Son of God in His arduous work. Notwithstanding the Son of God was clothed with humanity, yet Jehovah, with His own voice, assures Him of His sonship with the Eternal. In this manifestation to His Son, God accepts humanity as exalted through the excellence of His beloved Son.” 2 SP 60.
“Grace be with you… from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.” 2 Jn 3.
“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.” R&H. Aug 22. 1912.
“He shall be… called the Son of the Highest…” Luke 1:32.35. Compare ‘shall be called’ with: Luke 1:36.
Satan “saw the brightness of the Father's glory overshadowing the form of Jesus, thus pointing out with unmistakable assurance the One in that crowd whom He acknowledged as His Son.” 5BC 1078.
“Who is Christ? -- He is the only begotten Son of the living God. He is to the Father as a word that expresses the thought -- as a thought made audible. Christ is the word of God.” Youth’s Instructor Aug 28. 1894.
“Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He was manifest in the flesh.” Review & Herald. Aug 31. 1905.
“The Lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of the Father, is truly God in infinity, but not in personality.” E.G. White. MS 116. Dec 19. 1905.
Extra Scriptures: John 8:38-42. 5 BC 1078. John 8:38-42.
The Father owns the Universe
“My Father is greater than I.” John 14:28.
Jesus said, “I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.” Matthew 26:29.
“Then the righteous shall shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father.” Matthew 13:32.
“Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy name, Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.” Luke 11:2.
“Then cometh the end, when He (Christ) shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when He (Christ) shall have put down all rule and all authority and power. For He (Christ) must reign, till He (God) hath put all enemies under His feet… And when all things shall be subdued unto Him (God), then shall the Son also Himself be subject unto Him (God) that put all things under Him (God), that God may be all in all.” 1 Corinthians 15:24-28.
“For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, of whom the whole family in heaven is named.” Ephesians 3:14.15.
“The Father could not change nor abolish one precept of his law to meet man in his fallen condition. But the Son of God, who had in unison with the Father created man, could make an atonement for man acceptable to God, by giving His life a sacrifice, and bearing the wrath of His Father.” Signs of the Times. 01.30.79.
God’s Son given Authority
Christ Jesus “is the head of the body, the church….that in all things he might have the pre-eminence. For it pleased the Father that in him should all fullness dwell. And having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself, by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.” Colossians 1:18-20. (This authority was to fulfil the plan of redemption)
“Jesus might have remained at the Father's side… But He chose to give back the sceptre into the Father's hands, and to step down from the throne of the universe, that He might bring light to the benighted, and life to the perishing.” Desire of Ages 22.
“All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.” Matthew 28:18. “Standing but a step from His heavenly throne, Christ gave the commission to His disciples. "All power is given unto Me in heaven and in earth.” DA818.
“And coveting the glory with which the infinite Father had invested His Son, this prince of angels (Lucifer) aspired to power that was the prerogative of Christ alone.” PP 35.
“To Christ has been given an exalted position. He has been made equal with the Father.” 8 Testimonies 268.
“I saw… one like the Son of man came… to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him. And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom… an everlasting dominion… and his kingdom… shall not be destroyed.” Daniel 7:13.14.
“Our great Exemplar was exalted to be equal with God. He was high commander in heaven. All the holy angels delighted to bow before Him.” 2 Testimonies p426.
Christ was given an “exalted position as the loved Commander of heaven, who was worshipped and adored by the angelic hosts.” Bible Echo, Dec 1. 1893.
“Some of the angels sympathized with Satan in his rebellion, and others strongly contended for the honor and wisdom of God in giving authority to His Son.” Early Writings 146.
“The Son of God was next in authority to the great Lawgiver. He knew that His life alone could be sufficient to ransom fallen man.” 2 Spirit of Prophecy. 9. Lift Him Up. 24.
“To Christ, and to Christ alone, is given the right of authority over all things.” Home Missionary. Vol 16. p15. 1900.
Jesus said, “All power (authority) is given unto me, as Mediator between God and man.” 16 Manuscript Release. 15.16.
“He (Christ) comes to the Ancient of days in heaven to receive dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, which will be given Him at the close of His work as a mediator… our great High Priest enters the holy of holies, and there appears in the presence of God . . . to perform the work of investigative judgment..” FLB 209. “The Ancient of days is God the Father.” FLB 209.
He was the “Commander of all the heavenly host.” 1 SM 243. 4 T 219.
Jesus will return “with power and great glory” that He had in the beginning with His Father. Matthew 24:30. John 17:5.22.24.
God is Father--God of Christ
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Peter 1:3.
“I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.” John 20:17.
“To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in His throne.” Revelation 3:21.
“Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of 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…. out of heaven from my God…” Revelation 3:12.
“The Father, in union and loving sympathy, with His Son, subjected Himself to suffer with His Son… This gift of Christ is the crowning truth of God’s love, and His Fatherhood, through time and through eternity. Here is the love of God in His Fatherhood. Let us drink in this love, that we may know by experience what a real, tender, joyful experience there is in a realization of the Fatherhood of God.” Spalding & Magan. 68. 1897.
God's Son sits on Father’s Throne
“The Son of God shared the Father’s throne, and the glory of the eternal, self-existent One encircled both.” Patriarchs and Prophets 35-36. (Prior to the incarnation and after it)
“But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God…” Hebrew 10:12.
“I am set down with my Father in His throne.” Revelation 3:21.
Christ is “set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens.” Hebrews 8:1
Jesus “…is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Hebrews 12:2.
“I saw a throne, and on it sat the Father and the Son. I gazed on Jesus' countenance and admired His lovely person. The Father's person I could not behold, for a cloud of glorious light covered Him. 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’.” Early Writings 54.
Extra texts: Col 3:1. 1 Peter 3:22. Mark 16:19.
Oneness of Father and Son
“I and my Father are one.” John 10:30.
“That they all may be one as thou Father art in me, and I in thee…” John 17:21.
“Perfect oneness--a union as close as the union existing between the Father and the Son--this is what will give success to the efforts of God's workers.” Reflecting Christ 200.
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” John 1:1. (The same nature, deity)
“The love existing between the Father and His Son cannot be portrayed. It is measureless.” 16 Manuscript Release. 337.
“Christ is one with the Father, but Christ and God are two distinct personages… the unity that is to exist between Christ and His followers does not destroy the personality of either. They are to be one with Him as He is one with the Father.” R&H June 1. 1905. 5BC 1148.
“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.” Youth’s Instructor. Dec 16. 1897.
“No man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal Him.” Matthew 11:27.
“God could not express greater love than He has expressed in giving the Son of His bosom to this world.” Lift Him Up 232. (Father and Son are so close)
“The Saviour trod the winepress alone, and of all the people there was none with him. And yet he was not alone. He had said, ‘I and my Father are one.’ God suffered with his Son.” 3 Spirit of Prophecy 100.
“It is essential that he (the human agent) hold as vital a relation with God as does the Son to the Father.” Letter 43. 1895. 7BC 943.
After Lucifer’s fall, “The only begotten Son of God swept back the hellish shadow in which Satan has enveloped the Father and declares, ‘I and My Father are one; look on Me and behold God.” ST May 1. 1901.
Son Mediator of Universe
“The Sovereign of the universe was not alone in His work of beneficence. He had an associate—a co-worker who could appreciate His purposes, and could share His joy in giving happiness to created beings.” PP34.
“Looking unto Jesus we see that it is the glory of our God to give. "I do nothing of Myself," said Christ; "the living Father hath sent Me, and I live by the Father." "I seek not Mine own glory," but the glory of Him that sent Me. John 8:28; 6:57; 8:50; 7:18. In these words is set forth the great principle which is the law of life for the universe. All things Christ received from God, but He took to give. So in the heavenly courts, in His ministry for all created beings: through the beloved Son, the Father's life flows out to all; through the Son it returns, in praise and joyous service, a tide of love, to the great Source of all. And thus through Christ the circuit of beneficence is complete, representing the character of the great Giver, the law of life.” DA 21.
Son enters councils of Father
“Christ the Word, the only begotten of God, was one with the eternal Father -- one in nature, in character, and in purpose -- the only being in all the universe that could enter into all the counsels and purposes of God.” Great Controversy 88 493. PP34.
“To Christ has been given an exalted position. He has been made equal with the Father. All the counsels of God are opened to His Son.” 8 Testimonies 268.
“Having stood in the counsels of God, having dwelt in the everlasting heights of the sanctuary, all elements of truth were in Him, and of Him; for He was one with God.” R & H Dec 1891.
“Even the angels were not permitted to share the counsels between the Father and the Son when the plan of salvation was laid.” MH 430. This was Lucifer’s objection, as he was not permitted to enter these councils.
“Christ is the only being in all the universe that could enter into all the counsels and purposes of God.” GC 493.
Son is Subject to His Father
“I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath set me.” John 5:30.
“O My father, if it be possible, let this cup pass form me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.” Matthew 26:39.
“… the head of Christ is God.” 1 Corinthians 11:3.
“Especially was His Son to work in union with Himself in the anticipated creation of the earth and every living thing that should exist upon the earth. His Son would carry out His will and His purposes but would do nothing of Himself alone. The Father's will would be fulfilled in Him.” Lift Him Up 18.
“The Son of God was next in authority to the great Lawgiver.” R&H Dec 17. 1872.
“Before He came to earth, the plan lay out before Him, perfect in all its details. But as He walked among men, He was guided, step by step, by the Father's will. He did not hesitate to act at the appointed time. With the same submission He waited until the time had come.” DA 147.
“But 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.
“The one law of His life was the Father's will.” A 486.
“In His heart was the peace of perfect oneness with the Father's will, and with eager steps He pressed on toward the place of sacrifice.” DA 547.
“The Son of God had wrought the Father's will in the creation of all the hosts of heaven… Christ was still to exercise divine power, in the creation of the earth and its inhabitants. But in all this He would not seek power or exaltation for Himself contrary to God's plan.” PP 36.
God’s Son Prince of Heaven
“And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people…” Daniel 12:1.
“….Michael your Prince.” 10:21. 10:13.
“God's own Son, the Prince of Heaven, by His example teaches that we should obey.” Story of Jesus 17.
“The monarch (Persian king) had resisted the impressions of the Spirit of God during the three weeks while Daniel was fasting and praying, but heaven's Prince, the Archangel, Michael, was sent to turn the heart of the stubborn king to take some decided action to answer the prayer of Daniel.” Reflecting Christ 90.
“Though He was the Prince of heaven, He lived and suffered and died under the abuse and scorn of fallen men; and this that He might prepare for the human family mansions in the heavenly courts.” This Day with God 168.
“There is before us the Prince of heaven, the Son of God. He laid aside the royal crown and the princely robe and came to take His position in our world as a Man of Sorrows and acquainted with grief.” Ms 156. July 22.1907. Upward Look 217.
“The Prince of heaven, the Commander of the heavenly hosts, stepped down from His high position, laid aside His royal robe and kingly crown, and clothed His divinity with humanity.” TDG 373.
“As you stand before the cross, and see the royal Prince of heaven dying for you, can you seal your heart, saying, ‘No; I have nothing to give’?” AUCR. Apr 1.1901.
“Think of what the Prince of heaven did to manifest His love for the Father and for us. He resigned His position as Commander in the heavenly courts, and clothed His divinity with humanity… Those who receive Him are adopted into the royal family as sons and daughters of God. They are made heirs of God and joint heirs with Jesus Christ, to an immortal inheritance.” R&H. Nov 29. 1900.
“The Prince of heaven, he who was one with the Father in the creation of the world, came to our world to labor for the salvation of men.” R&H. Apr 8. 1909.