Analysis of the Anti-Seventh-day Adventist Church Organization -
Defectors* of the Faith Once Delivered Unto the Saints.
*Defector ~ In politics, a defector is a person who gives up allegiance to one state in exchange for allegiance to another,
in a way which is considered illegitimate by the first state.
More broadly, it involves abandoning a person, cause or doctrine to which one is bound by some tie, as of allegiance or duty.
THE BIBLICAL DOCTRINE OF THE TRINITY
One of the most aggressive attacks against the Seventh-day Adventist Church Organization is being made is regarding
Fundamental Belief No. 2, at the forefront, and Beliefs 3-5 consequentially.
Here are the actual Seventh-day Adventist statements of faith;
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.)
God the eternal Father is the Creator, Source, Sustainer, and Sovereign of all creation. He is just and holy, merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness. The qualities and powers exhibited in the Son and the Holy Spirit are also revelations of the Father. (Gen. 1:1; Rev. 4:11; 1 Cor. 15:28; John 3:16; 1 John 4:8; 1 Tim. 1:17; Ex. 34:6, 7; John 14:9.)
God the eternal Son became incarnate in Jesus Christ. Through Him all things were created, the character of God is revealed, the salvation of humanity is accomplished, and the world is judged. Forever truly God, He became also truly man, Jesus the Christ. He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He lived and experienced temptation as a human being, but perfectly exemplified the righteousness and love of God. By His miracles He manifested God’s power and was attested as God’s promised Messiah. He suffered and died voluntarily on the cross for our sins and in our place, was raised from the dead, and ascended to minister in the heavenly sanctuary in our behalf. He will come again in glory for the final deliverance of His people and the restoration of all things. ( John 1:1-3, 14; Col. 1:15-19; John 10:30; 14:9; Rom. 6:23; 2 Cor. 5:17-19; John 5:22; Luke 1:35; Phil. 2:5-11; Heb. 2:9-18; 1 Cor. 15:3, 4; Heb. 8:1, 2; John 14:1-3.)
5. Holy Spirit
God the eternal Spirit was active with the Father and the Son in Creation, incarnation, and redemption. He inspired the writers of Scripture. He filled Christ’s life with power. He draws and convicts human beings; and those who respond He renews and transforms into the image of God. Sent by the Father and the Son to be always with His children, He extends spiritual gifts to the church, empowers it to bear witness to Christ, and in harmony with the Scriptures leads it into all truth. (Gen. 1:1, 2; Luke 1:35; 4:18; Acts 10:38; 2 Peter 1:21; 2 Cor. 3:18; Eph. 4:11, 12; Acts 1:8; John 14:16-18, 26; 15:26, 27; 16:7-13.)
There are those "Seventh-day Adventists" (or former members) who have or are now taking a theological position against the doctrine of the Trinity which disqualifies them as being genuine Seventh-day Adventists.
Nail this down good;
Seventh-day Adventists really do believe in the Biblical Doctrine of the Holy Trinity.
Those who reject this Fundamental Belief No. 2 ~ The TRINITY, are in fact rejecting the Doctrine of God as taught in the Bible AND Seventh-day Adventism.
No matter what they may claim, they ARE NOT Seventh-day Adventists.
What follows herein below is the "concrete evidence" that the TRINITY DOCTRINE of God is indeed found and grounded IN the Holy Bible. To reject this teaching is to reject WHO God is as a Divine Personal Being ~ "The ONE True GOD."
One of the leading objections to the Doctrine of the TRINITY is that the word itself is NOT found in the Bible, and this is true. The flaw in this argument is that there are many word not found in the Bible and yet they are realities; like cell phone, car, and the like. Though the Bible does not say there are cell phones or cars, they do really exist. Now when it comes to the doctrines of the Bible is it out of order to use words and phrases to describe those doctrines, which are not words or phrases found in the Bible? In other words are Christians limited to only using the vocabulary of the Bible in describing what the Bible teaches?
For instance, the Bible teaches in Revelation 20 of a period of time that lasts 1,000 years. Yes or No? Yes, indeed. Adventists know this doctrine as The Millennium. This term is NOT found in the Bible, so it unbiblical right? Wrong. It is not wrong to use a word or phrase that means 1,000 years but is not found in the pages of the Bible. Don't get sidetracked by people getting all hung up on such an insignificant fact, it is human rationalism used to avoid the truth. Christian are not limited nor are Bible translations limited to using only the exact words found in the original Bible, as long as the words and phrases that are used are descriptive of the TRUTH of the Bible. The same truth can be described in many ways and still be truth.
TRINITY ~ It is true that this word in not found anywhere in the Bible, but the real more serious question is; Is the concept found in the Bible?
FIRST we must recognize there are various meaning of "The TRINITY." Some view it as meaning ONE God-ONE PERSON divided into 3 substances or parts, so that the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit are PART of ONE God. This is the false doctrine of God in ONE Person.
SECONDLY the TRINITY TRUTH is that GOD is ONE GOD~ Deuteronomy 6:4 "The LORD our God, is ONE LORD." Isaiah 43:10 "Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me."
The GREAT TRUTH of the Bible is that there is ONLY ONE GOD;
2 Samuel 7:22 Wherefore thou art great, O LORD God: for there is none like thee, neither is there any God beside thee, according to all that we have heard with our ears.
Isaiah 44:8 Fear ye not, neither be afraid: have not I told thee from that time, and have declared it? Ye are even my witnesses. Is there a God beside me? Yea, there is no God; I know not any.
1 Corinthians 8:4-6
4 As concerning therefore the eating of those things that are offered in sacrifice unto idols, we know that an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is none other God but one. 5 For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords many,) 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.
John 17:3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.
Now, It will be argued that the Doctrine of the TRINITY is opposed to the Doctrine of ONE TRUE GOD, because it teaches 3 Gods in ONE Person, or 3 Persons in ONE God-The Father is God, the Son is God, and the Holy Spirit is God-and that makes 3 God in ONE God? Right?
The objection to the Biblical TRINITY TRUTH is based on the FALSE premise that "God is ONE Person." Therefore, it is obvious that since Jesus was here on earth and prayed to God in Heaven, that He cannot be God, that ONE TRUE God, because He was on earth and His Father was in Heaven ("Our Father which art in heaven . . .") and since God is only ONE Person, He did not divided His Person in half (or in thirds), and send part of Himself to earth to die for sinners. This is the same reason the Jews rejected Christ as God the Messiah.
Now is it true that God is ONE PERSON? Where does the Bible teach that? It does not. What the Bible teaches is the God is ONE God in that same sense the word GOD is ONE WORD. BUT that ONE word consists of 3 Letters! And without ALL 3 Letter that ONE word "GOD" would cease to exist. Remove any one of the 3 letters and what do you have? It's not GOD. You cannot spell "GOD" with only 1 letter, you can't do it with only 2 letters. YOU MUST HAVE all 3 letters IF you are going to have "GOD."
So it is with the TRINITY TRUTH; We have ONE TRUE "GOD" in 3 Divine Persons~ Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Each of them are a Person, Each of them are God, BUT the are ONE "GOD" not 3. The Bible Truth is ONE God in 3 Persons. The Bible does not teach that GOD is only "one Person." Where is the text? This is an assumption, or presumption inserted INTO the Bible by man, by human rationalism.
No one argues that The Heavenly Father is not God. The problem arises when we say Jesus is God and that the Holy Spirit is God. It is obvious that each of These 3 are PERSONS, Individuals and so the assumption is made that They must be 3 Gods. This appears confusing, to say there is ONE God and yet say each of these Personal Beings are God: 1 + 1 + 1 = 3 Right? Yes there are 3 Persons, BUT not 3 Gods, because THEY are ONE together-ONE GOD, just like the illustration of the word "GOD." "GOD" is one word, but in 3 letters. Now, no one would be so foolish as to say or think that each letter spells "GOD," or that only the letter "G" is "GOD" and the other 2 are not. The reality is the EACH letter is GOD when they are TOGETHER in a particular order. While it is truth that there is only ONE WORD it would be wrong and false to teach that GOD is only ONE LETTER!
So, it is with the TRINITY TRUTH, the "Divine Trinity." We have the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit-3 Divine Beings, 3 Persons in ONE GOD. Let me illustrate this by the geometrical reality of a TRIANGLE.
The word TRINITY means TRI-UNITY a Unity of 3 Equally Eternal and Divine Persons. This is illustrated in musical terminology by the TRIPLET and the TRIAD, the first is 3 notes played in the time on ONE NOTE or ONE BEAT, the second is 3 notes play as ONE-that is a chord. A Trio is 3 voices singing together as one or in parts, harmony, but singing in unison.
The Anti-Trinitarianism Begottenist
- Begottenism Theology
The follow websites claim to be the true Seventh-day Adventists, while condeming the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventist World Church as being "a new organization" because of the organization's #2 Fundamental Doctrine of the Faith - The TRINITY.
The entire empire of Begottenism Theology is built upon the concept that Jesus Christ was LITERALLY "begotten" or "given birth to" by God the Father way back in the days of eternity, before anything was every created. The So of God was LITERALLY born into existence, wherein He had never existed before. The Mind of Christ did NOT exist from all eternity but literally "had a beginning." Only God the Father is the Eternal Self-existent One. Therefore there was a point in TIME when the Son of God did not exist and the Father existed all alone by Himself. The Person of Christ as a conscious being with a mind of His own was literally "brought forth" in to existence from the Father. Thus Christ as LITERAL "Son" of God had a beginning.
This contradicts the plain word of the Bible~ "The Son of God . . . having neither father nor mother, neither BEGINNING of Days, nor end of life." Hebrews 7:3.
Each of the following websites REJECT the Autority of the Bible, and the Bible ALONE as the only basis of faith (what we are to believe) and doctrine (what we are to teach), and the basis of all REFORMS.
The Third Angels Message
4573 Line 5 North
RR#1 Hillsdale, Ontario, L0L 1V0
Smyrna Gospel Ministries
HC 64 Box 128B,
Welch, WV 24801 U.S.A
"Pastor" Allen Stump
Maranatha Media -"In honor of the Father and His Son"
Adrien Ebens, Gary Hullquist, Frank Klin, Terry Hill, Michael Delaney, Johnathan Otto
The Prophets Still Speaks United Kingdom
The Anit-Trinitarian Begottenism Theology of these websites CANNOT be proved from the Bible and the Bible ALONE. And they neither believe in the Biblical Doctrine of God or the Biblical Doctrine of Christ.
The following Biblical Investigation and Analysis expossed the false doctrine of these Anti-Seventh-day Adventist Cults.