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Omniscience

Omniscient Father and Son

By Paul Chung
According to Seventh-day Adventist Fundamental Beliefs #2, it is stated, “God [according to its belief is made up of 3 divine beings-Father, Son and the Holy Spirit] is immortal, all-powerful, All-KNOWING, above all, and ever present..”

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Trinity

The Sunday Rest Bill and the Trinity

Originally published on end-times-prophecy.org adopted and edited by As It Reads
We all know that Sunday laws are on the statute books of America, and many Seventh-day Adventists are waiting for the Sunday law to be enforced in fulfillment of the mark of the beast in Revelation 13. But what the majority of Seventh-day Adventists don’t realize, is that attached to the Sunday law bills was another ‘religious’ law concerning the Trinity.

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Bible

Christ in the Old Testament

Too many miss Christ’s real presence in the Old Testament narrative. Or many are unclear as to how to properly distinguish the theophanies, whether they are of the Father or the Son. Thus, the focus of this article is to provide some clarity on the matter.

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Divinity of Christ

Upholding the Divinity of Christ

By Paul Chung
One of the main criticisms from the modern trinitarian Adventists of the pioneers’ non-trinitarian position is the idea that, if Jesus is the literal pre-incarnate begotten Son then, it denigrates the divinity of Christ and that to be literally begotten would effectively make Christ a created being. Based on some of the data, it appears that the church back then faced similar objections.

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Adventist History

The Subordination of Christ

By the Rev. Samuel T. Spear D. D.
The following article, The Bible Doctrine of the Trinity (aka “The Subordination of Christ”), was written by a Presbyterian minister named the Rev. Samuel Thayer Spear D.D. (1812-1891). It was first published in ‘The New York Independent’ in 1889, then 3 years later in 1892, it was adopted by the Seventh-day Adventist church and was included in the church “Bible Students Library.”

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Adventist History

Trinity, A Case of Homonym

”The Bible is not given to us in grand superhuman language. Jesus, in order to reach man where he is, took humanity. The Bible must be given in the language of men. Everything that is human is imperfect. DIFFERENT MEANINGS ARE EXPRESSED BY THE SAME WORD; THERE IS NOT ONE WORD FOR EACH DISTINCT IDEA. The Bible was given for practical purposes.” — Ellen White, Ms24-1886.6

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Spirit of Prophecy

Chapman Letter

Many Trinitarian Adventists have quoted various statements taken out of context from what Ellen White had written in order to discredit the non-trinitarian views of the Holy Spirit and to dissuade any inquiry into the subject matter. Among the various statements that are often quoted are taken from a letter Ellen White had written to Brother Chapman from Petoskey, Michigan, on June 11, 1891 and is generally referred to as the “Chapman Letter.”

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