Studying the Fundamental Beliefs of Seventh Day Adventists – The Trinity

A Bible Study on the Trinity  According to the Fundamental Beliefs of Seventh Day Adventists – How Biblical is it?

Examining the Trinity according to the Seventh Day Adventist 28 Fundamental Beliefs

The General Conference of Seventh Day Adventists in 1980 put out the 27 Fundamental Beliefs and over the years this was changed to 28 Fundamental Beliefs.   This is not a detailed study on the Fundamental Beliefs.   In this study we will examine Fundamental Beliefs #2 through #5 which deal with the doctrine of the Trinity.   We will examine the scriptures referenced in Fundamental Beliefs.

After we are done this study we will be quite surprised at what the bible is really teaching.

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2. Trinity:

There is one God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, a unity of three co-eternal Persons. God is immortal, all-powerful, all-knowing, above all, and ever present. He is infinite and beyond human comprehension, yet known through His self-revelation. He is forever worthy of worship, adoration, and service by the whole creation. (Deut. 6:4; Matt. 28:19; 2 Cor. 13:14; Eph. 4:4-6; 1 Peter 1:2; 1 Tim. 1:17; Rev. 14:7.)

Taken from:  http://www.adventist.org/beliefs/fundamental/index.html

Let’s examine it

In the above quotation and the scriptures referenced which we will examine one by one.  Firstly in the above quote I’d like you to pay careful attention to something.   That God is referred to here as “three co-eternal Persons” but yet God is called a “He”.   I don’t know about you or any other logical person in the world, but I don’t call three people a “he”.   Instead I would use the plural terms “they” or “them” rather than “him” or “he”.  Furthermore since Fundamental beliefs #3, 4 and 5 teach us that there is “God the eternal father”, “God the eternal son”, and “God the eternal Spirit”.  Wouldn’t that also be plural as well.  Therefore “gods” would be more appropriate.

Rewording the above statement is appropriate, however rewording it would not solve the problem but create many more problem’s as we will see.

So many of our brethren have done nothing more than a surface read of this issue and throw out a list of scriptures such as we see above to trinity diagramprove the doctrine.   Firstly before delving into the fullness of this study I would like to make a point, especially to Seventh Day Adventists.   The titles “God the son” and “God the Spirit” are found nowhere in scripture but are merely implied by a few verses which we will examine in this study.

Let’s analyze the verses used above which are said to teach “Fundamental Belief #2”.

Deutoronomy 6:4

Deu 6:4  Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD:

The title “LORD” in all capitals is reference to the name of God.  It translates to “Jehovah” or “Yahweh” when capitalized.   This is the father’s name.  It is used in the Old Testament alone.  This name was not used when they translated the Old Testament to greek.  Instead they began to call him “Lord” which translates to “Adonai” in Hebrew and “Kyrios” in the greek rather than “YHWH”

When the New Testament was written it was translated from the Greek Old Testament rather than the Hebrew and so the name was lost and in it’s place the title “Lord” was used.

So sometimes in the New Testament there are quotes from the Old Testament where the sacred name “Jehovah” is used, but because of the discontinuation of the name when they translated it to greek we have no references to the sacred name in the New Testament.   Instead we have the title “Lord” in small letters in places where we should see the title LORD or Jehovah or Yahweh.

Jesus quotes this Deutoronomy 6:4 in the New Testament, and instead of using the sacred name, he uses the title “Lord”.   So he is quoting from the Greek Old Testament.   Let’s look at the verse as it is quoted in Mark 12.

Mar 12:29, 32, 34  And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: ….And the scribe said unto him, Well, Master, thou hast said the truth: for there is one God; and there is none other but he: …..  And when Jesus saw that he answered discreetly he said unto him, Thou art not far from the kingdom of God.

The scribe answered Jesus “None other God but he”.  “HE” is singular again.  When the scribe answered Jesus, Jesus didn’t answer back to the scribe and say. “Actually sir, God is a trio, or a trinity.  And I’m actually part of it” or did he say “it’s called a godhead, and I am the second individual of three co-eternal beings or persons that actually make up God”?

Instead Jesus said “Thou art not far from the kingdom of God”.  So understanding that the Lord our God is a “HE” and not an “IT” or a “THEY” brings you that much closer to the kingdom of God.  This is the first and great commandment.  There is not a greater.  Not even the Sabbath is more important than this commandment.

I want you to notice this next verse as Jesus uses the greek title “kyrios” twice.  He states:

Mar 12:36  For David himself said by the Holy Ghost, The LORD said to my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool.

Notice the title LORD is capitalized here, but the greek is still saying the same word in both instances.   Why is the one capitalized and one not?  The answer is that in the Hebrew the title “Jehovah” is used in this verse only once.   So when we read it in Hebrew it actually says “Jehovah(YHWH) said to my Lord(adonai, kyrios), sit thou on my right hand”.

Jehovah is his father.  The title Lord is sometimes used to refer to others such as Abraham who Sarah called her “lord”.   Same greek word High Priest“kyrios”.  It doesn’t mean “God”.   Let’s look at another verse and see who our one God is.

1Co 8:6  But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.

Notice firstly that this does not read “To us there is one God a father, son and holy ghost”.   Neither does it read “There is one God the father and another God Jesus Christ”. Paul knew that his God was not a trinity as much as Jesus knew this.

Also notice the title “Lord” is used here.   The title “Lord” is used in the bible in several places.  Since the sacred name was removed from our bibles and the title “Adonai” was put in it’s place which in greek translates “Kyrios” and in English “Lord” there has been some confusion and some have went so far as to say “look Jesus is Lord, therefore he is God”.   Lord does not mean God.   Lord can be translated master or sir.

Mar 13:35  Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master(Lord, Kyrios, Adonai) of the house cometh.

In the above the greek word “kyrios” is translated as master.

Joh 13:13  Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am.

God is his father and our father.   Christ the Lord is the son of the father.

2Jn 1:3  Grace be with you, mercy, and peace, from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.

Notice the identity of God as father, and Jesus as Lord again.  There is one God the father, and one Lord Jesus Christ.  Jesus is God’s son.     Almost every single epistle starts with a similar greeting.

Rom 1:7  To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.

God and Christ.  Clearly the apostles distinguished between God and Christ.  There are a few verses that seem to identify Christ as God.  We will examine those when we look at Fundamental Belief #4 which deals with the so-called doctrine “God the eternal Son”.

Let’s look at a verse carefully to examine what we are to confess with regards to Christ.  Who is he?

Php 2:11  And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Notice that it does not say we are to “confess that Jesus is God”.   It also does not say to the “glory of God the father, son and holy spirit”.   God is a father alone.

Before moving to the next verse.  Let’s note that the pioneers of the Seventh Day Adventist Church knew about the personality and individuality of our God.  That our God was not 3 persons according to our early beliefs.  Here are a few quotes which tell us this plainly.

“The Scriptures clearly indicate the relation between God and Christ, and they bring to view as clearly the personality and individuality of each. [Hebrews 1:1-5 quoted.] God is the Father of Christ; Christ is the Son of God. 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.” (Ellen White, Testimonies for the Church, vol. 8, page 268)

Notice God is not a father son and holy spirit and that he the father is a distinct individual from his son Jesus Christ.   The scriptures clearly distinguish between God and Christ, Christ is not God, God is not Christ.

“Here we might mention the Trinity, which does away the personality of God, and of his Son Jesus Christ”(James White, December 11, 1855, trinity triangleReview & Herald, vol. 7, no. 11, page 85, par. 16)

The Trinitarian does not distinguish between the 2 personalities of God and Christ.

“The doctrine of the Trinity which was established in the church by the council of Nice, A. D. 325. This doctrinedestroys 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, March 6, 1855, Review & Herald, vol. 6, no. 24, page 185)

Here are some of our modern day views on this issue:

“Adventist beliefs have changed over the years under the impact of ‘present truth’. Most startling is the teaching regarding Jesus Christ, our Saviour and Lord…… the Trinitarian understanding of God, now part of our fundamental beliefs, was not generally held by the early Adventists.” – Adventist Review, Jan 6, 1994. p.10.

“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.

Isn’t it interesting that our pioneers were not Trinitarian and could not be members of the church today if they had to subscribe to the 28 Fundamental Beliefs?

Let’s continue to the next verse used by the book 28 Fundamental Beliefs to seemingly teach a Trinity.

Matthew 28:19

Matthew 28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

First let’s notice the title “God” is not used in this verse.  The verse does not read “God the father, son and holy spirit”

Also if we read the rest of the bible we will notice that the apostles never once baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. So either:

1) The disciples may have been in direct rebellion against Jesus.

2) They may have misunderstood what he said.

3) Matthew 28:19 may be a gloss. Perhaps Jesus never gave this command.

4) The disciples understood the command of Jesus differently than most Trinitarians understand it today.

I  don’t believe we can accept answer #1 or #2. There is evidence for #3, however the scriptures cannot be broken[John 10:35] and I accept it for what it says, #4 is the explanation here.

Firstly it says “in the name of” which is singular not in the names of which is plural. When we do something “in the name of” this can mean in the “authority of”:

“Christ has made baptism the sign of entrance to His spiritual kingdom. He has made this a positive condition with which all must comply who wish to be acknowledged as under the authority of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit… they have forsaken the service of Satan and have become members of the royal family, children of the heavenly King. They have obeyed the command: “Come out from among them…And to them is fulfilled the promise: “I will receive you, and will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters.” 2 Corinthians 6:17, 18.”(Ellen White FLB 145).

Above is a quote declaring that they are acknowledging that they are under the “authority” of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  But please not that when referring to us she refers to us as God’s children.  We are children of the “heavenly King”.  Children of the Father, not children of the father, and the son and the holy spirit.

In the book of Acts chapter 2 Peter said:baptism

Act 2:38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

They were baptized “In the name of Jesus”. But they recieved the gift of “the Holy Ghost” and this gift was given from the Father. So all 3 are present here.

Act 1:4 And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me.
Act 1:5 For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.

So again above here you see the Father gives the promise, the promise is the Holy Spirit and they are baptized in the name of Jesus. All 3 are there. This is not teaching us that “God” is a Father, Son and Holy Spirit”.   The title “God” is not even used in this quote. There is a parallel verse to Matthew 28:19 which documents the same event. It is in Luke 24. This reinforces the point of being baptized in the name of Jesus and receiving the gift of the father which is his holy spirit.

Luk 24:47 And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his[Jesus] name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
Luk 24:48 And ye are witnesses of these things.
Luk 24:49 And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high[the holy ghost]. [brackets added]

So again we see the power “the Holy Spirit” the Father who gives this promise of the Holy Spirit and they are baptized in the name of Jesus. This is the exact same event as Matt 28:19 worded differently.

Now, not all 3 are God. Look at this next verse which again is used as a Trinity proof text in the Fundamental Beliefs outline  and there is something I want you to notice. All 3 are mentioned, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit but only 1 is called “God”. And to most Trinitarians this is the #1 proof text for the Trinity. But notice it teaches there is “One God the father” not “One God the father, son and holy spirit”.  Let’s look at the next proof text.

2 Corinthians 13:14

It says: “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.”(2 Cor 13:14)
The text speaks of:

1) The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ.

2) The love of God.(The father, not the Trinity)

3) The communion of the Holy Ghost.

In this verse the title God is used only once and it is used in reference to a specific person. Obviously, it is God the Father whose love is spoken of in this verse, and, according to John 3:16, he loves us so much that he gave his only begotten Son to give grace to us that we can be drawn into communion with them both through their Holy Spirit.

Jesus said,

Joh 14:23  …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.
Please observe that Paul did not say we would commune with the Holy Ghost, but he speaks “of the communion of the Holy Ghost.” What does he mean by this?

When Paul spoke of the communion of the Holy Ghost, he was showing how our communion would be. It would be by the means of the Holy Spirit that we would commune or have fellowship with God and Jesus Christ.

1 John 1:3 states, “That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.”

According to John, we have fellowship with the Father and with his Son, through the Holy Spirit. Paul wanted this experience to remain with the Christians in Corinth and also with us today, an experience of true fellowship with the Father and with his Son through the Holy Spirit.

Ephesians 4:4-6

Eph 4:4  There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;
Eph 4:5  One Lord, one faith, one baptism,
Eph 4:6  One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

After what we have already learned regarding our “One God the father” and our “One Lord Jesus Christ” the son of the father we can see here that this is not at all a Trinitarian text.  This verse is certainly not teaching “One God a Father, Son and Holy spirit”.   How possibly could we use this text to prove a trinity?   This text does not teach any such thing.   God is the father alone in this text.

1 Peter 1:2

1Pe 1:2  Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.

Again “God the Father” in this text, NOT “God the father, son and holy spirit”.   These are the proof texts for a Trinity?  These are the proof texts that teach us that we have “One God a Father, Son and Holy Spirit”?   The verses listed if analyzed are showing  us the desperation of the General Conference in clinging to this unbiblical doctrine.

The next verse in the context re-enforces that “God” is a Father again and that Jesus is “Lord” again.

1Pe 1:3  Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

Again this is not Trinitarian at all.  If you go through the entire bible and the Spirit of Prophecy you will never find the words “God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit”.   The title “God” is never used to refer to the “Father, Son and Holy Spirit” in all of these writings.  You may find it in books outside scripture, but it is not found in scripture.

It is confusing as to why these texts are used as proof texts, besides having God, his son and his spirit written within a close proximity of each other.  But there is no need to be deceived except for if we should surface read what God has spoken.

Let’s look at the next verse.

1 Timothy 1:17

1Ti 1:17  Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.

This is not teaching a Trinity again.  Jesus Christ is the Prince of the Kings of the earth(Rev 1:5) and he is the Son of the King(Daniel 7:10, 13, 14).  The King is the ancient of days.  A Prince is normally a Son of the King.

This verse refers to immortality in the absolute sense.  Christ as God’s son gave his life back to his father.  And Christ also died on the cross.

Php 2:8  And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

Who is the only true God according to Jesus Christ?

Joh 17:1  These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee:

Joh 17:2  As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.

Joh 17:3  And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.

The immortal life flows from the only wise God the father it flows out from under his throne.  It is called the river of life and also known as his Holy Spirit.  We will examine the Spirit furthermore later.  But let’s look at the throne.  Let us turn our faces towards the sanctuary in heaven as many have turned their backs to it in our church and have failed to see the marvelous truth about God and his son and the work that is taking place right now on our behalf.

Rev 22:1  And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.
So that river of holy spirit doveliving water flows from the source.

Joh 7:38-39  He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water(But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)

That living water that flows from the throne of God is the spirit.  It flows through his son Jesus Christ and out through all of the children of God.   It is also his immortal life as it is called “the water of life”.  This is the immortal one in the absolute sense.  As Jesus said it will even proceed out of you.  But the source is none other than the father.

1Co 8:6  But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.

All things proceed from our “One God the father” and come by his son and our “Lord Jesus Christ”.  And Paul says we have “One Lord”(Eph 4:5).

2Co 3:17  Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

Christ is that spirit and he has come to deliver the captives and give them liberty and freedom from the bondage and captivity to sin.

This verse 1 Timothy 1:17 again is not a proof text at all for a Trinity.  But rather teaches us that the father is the only wise God, the King eternal immortal and invisible.  Jesus Christ is the express “ image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:”(Colossians 1:16).  God is a father, not a Trinity.

Let’s examine the final text used by the 28 Fundamental beliefs to prove that God is a “Father, Son and Holy Spirit”.

Revelation 14:7

Rev 14:7  Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.

As Seventh Day Adventists we often behold the Judgment Scene in Daniel 7.  When looking at the judgment scene we see our God sitting on his throne.  This verse is not saying “Worship them” or “Fear God and give glory to it”.   There is not a Trinity sitting on the throne in judgment.

This verse is not teaching us to “Fear God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit”.   In fact this verse is telling us to fear and worship the true God, the Father of Jesus Christ.

Dan 7:10  A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened.

Dan 7:13  I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him.

One like the Son came to the ancient of Days.  This is the Judgment spoken of in Revelation 14 which takes place in the Heavenly Sanctuary.   If Christ is his son, what does that tell us about the Ancient of Days?  What does that tell us about God?  That he is the father alone.   There is no Trinity sitting on this throne.   The Trinity is not the God that this verse is telling us to worship and in order to say this verse refers to a Trinity you would have to be quite confused.

So what is the message to the General Conference of Seventh Day Adventists?  Worship the true God.  You are worshipping another God.

A woman is often signified by a Church in scripture.  In places like Revelation 12 and 17.  Here in John 4we have a Woman who is worshipping harlot womananother God.   A Mystery God.

“The mystery of the Trinity is the central doctrine of the catholic church.  Upon it are based all the teachings of the church”[Handbook for todays Catholic Page 11]

The Mystery of the Trinity is the central doctrine of Babylon, that is if we still believe that the Catholic Church is Babylon.

A Mystery is Something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained, it cannot be known or understood.  Let’s look at a woman who was ignorantly worshipping a mystery God.   Jesus told her about who “He”  the true God was.

Joh 4:21  Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father.
Joh 4:22  Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews.
Joh 4:23  But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.
Joh 4:24  God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

“Fear God and give glory to him…worship him.”(Revelation 14:7

God the father is spirit and you are to worship him in spirit and truth.   He is not a flesh and blood being.  He does have a body a spiritual body, and he sits on his throne in the most Holy Place.   All of the above texts tell us our God is a father, not a mystery God called a Trinity.   Our God is not a Father, Son and Holy Spirit and the message to the church’s who are worshipping the gods of Babylon is this.  “Fear God and give glory to him”.

About 25 men with their backs to the Sanctuary

Ezekiel had a prophecy in Ezekiel 8 about certain abominations that were taking place and in Ezekiel 9 an angel comes and seals the servants of God with a mark in their forehead who are sighing and crying at the abominations.

“Mark this point with care: Those who receive the pure mark of truth, wrought in them by the power of the Holy Ghost, represented by a mark by the man in linen, are those “that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done” in the church.”  {Ellen White Mar 240.1}

Ellen White said these abominations would be happening in the Church just as God was sealing his people in their foreheads with the seal of God.

One of the abominations Ezekiel saw was about 25 or 26 men with their backs to the Sanctuary and they were worshipping the gods of Babylon.

Eze 8:16 And he brought me into the inner court of the LORD’S house, and, behold, at the door of the temple of the LORD, between the porch andSDA Sun worship the altar, were about five and twenty men, with their backs toward the temple of the LORD, and their faces toward the east; and they worshipped the sun toward the east.

It is interesting that there are 25 men who worship the sun toward the east and their backs are to the temple or sanctuary.   It is my belief that you cannot see a Holy Trinity in the Sanctuary.  There is only a Father and his Son.

Zec 6:13  Even he shall build the temple of the LORD; and he shall bear the glory, and shall sit and rule upon his throne; and he shall be a priest upon his throne: and the counsel of peace shall be between them both.

Both is not three.  This is a reference to God’s sanctuary which is in heaven.   In that sanctuary on the most holy seat where sits the ancient of days(the father)God and his son Jesus Christ the Lamb is at his right hand.  The father is the only God seen here.

“THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THIS (SDA) CONFERENCE SHALL BE 25 IN NUMBER…” (1901 General Conference Bulletin, page 379, article 4, section 1, column 1, paragraph 2)

25.  This happened in 1901.   Remember that number.  Remember that date.   What did Ms. White say about this “small group of men” that was established.   What does Ezekiel say about “25 men”?  Something is seriously going wrong back in 1901 with the General Conference.  Ms. White concurs.

“Yet we hear that the voice of the Conference is the voice of God. Every time I have heard this, I have thought it was almost blasphemy. The voice of the Conference ought to be the voice of God, but it is not, because some in connection with it are not men of faith and prayer, they are not men of elevated principle. There is not a seeking of God with the whole heart; there is not a realization of the terrible responsibility that rests upon those in this institution to mold and fashion minds after the divine similitude.” –Manuscript 37, 1901, p. 8.

That is quite a testimony.  This testimony would not go over to well in the Conference today as many would tell her that she needs to stop finger pointing.   That was again in 1901 shortly after the counsel of 25 was formed.  And do you think they repented from this small group of 25(20 and 5 men)Eze 8:16?

Some say it’s about 400 now. Well actually there is a small group of 25 who still dictate what is to go through the Conference committee of 400 or so.  Here is a recent statement from 1990.

“Here at the General Conference, the highest decision-making committee, of course, is the General Conference Committee. THERE IS A COMMITTEE THAT WE TERM ‘GENERAL CONFERENCE OFFICERS’ WHICH IS MADE UP OF ABOUT TWENTY-FIVE OR TWENTY-SIX INDIVIDUALS –president, secretaries, and treasurers, with a few other invited individuals. THIS COMMITTEE IS A SCREENING COMMITTEE THAT DETERMINES THE ITEMS THAT NEED TO GO TO THE GENERAL CONFERENCE COMMITTEE.” (Letter from the Office of the President of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventist, B.E. Jacobs, Administrative Assistant to the President, November 1, 1990)

Notice the words above.  “About Twenty-Five” or like Ezekiel “about five and twenty”.

About 25 men looking to the gods of Babylon backs to the sanctuary facing the sun….This was prophecied just before the great slaughter which starts at his sanctuary.(Ezekiel 9:1-8) Notice Ezekiel prophecied 25 men looking at the sun, pointing us to the God of Babylon. Nimrod, Tammuz, Semarius, in different cultures they have different names but this is the prophecy fulfilled, the Holy Trinity.

Eph 1:17  That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:

Eph 1:18  The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,

“The doctrine of the Trinity is a cruel heathen monstrosity, removing Jesus from his true position of Divine Savior and Mediator. It is true we can not measure or define divinity. It is beyond our finite understanding, yet on this subject of the personality of God the Bible is very simple and plain. The Father, the Ancient of Days, is from eternity…  Satan has taken some heathen conception of a three-headed monstrosity, and with deliberate intention to cast contempt upon divinity, has woven it into Romanism as our glorious God, an impossible, absurd invention. This monstrous doctrine transplanted from heathenism into the Roman Papal Church is seeking to intrude its evil presence into the teachings of the Third Angel’s Message.…  [Portions of a letter written by J. S. Washburn in 1939. This letter was liked by a conference president so much that he distributed it to 32 of his ministers.]

Open our eyes father. To be continued…

 

See Also:

The Pillars of our Faith Changed

The Elijah Message

The General Conference is “NOT” the Seventh Day Adventist Church

Pioneers on the Trinity

The Truth About God

The 25 Fundamental Principles

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  • Gb Boos

    Hosea 13:4, “Yet I am the Lord thy God from the land of Egypt, and thou shalt know no god but me: for there is no saviour beside me.”

    Luke 1:46-47, “And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord, And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.”

    Acts 5:31, “Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.”

    Acts 13:23-24, “Of this man’s seed hath God according to his promise raised unto Israel a Saviour, Jesus: When John had first preached before his coming the baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel.”

    Isaiah 45:21, “Tell ye, and bring them near; yea, let them take counsel together: who hath declared this from ancient time? who hath told it from that time? have not I the Lord? and there is no God else beside me; a just God and a Saviour; there is none beside me.”

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