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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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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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Trinity

The Future of Unity and the Trail of the Serpent

Following video was originally published on Youtube by Mike McCaffrey from JudgementHour.org ; Downloadable PDF Video Transcript is available.

What does the future of unity look like within the Seventh-day Adventist church? Sister White reveals what unity depends on, and the choice lies with us. Some have chosen the firm foundation built by the Master Worker, while the vast majority have chosen to tread “the trail of the serpent.” Mike examines the doctrine of Trinity’s critical role in the future of unity within christendom.

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1John 5:7 Examined

For there are three that bear record in heaven … – There are three that “witness,” or that “bear witness” – the same Greek word which, in 1 John 5:8, is rendered “bear witness” – μαρτυροῦντες marturountes. There is no passage of the New Testament which has given rise to so much discussion in regard to its genuineness as this…

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Trinity

What is the Doctrine of the Trinity? Part 1

Approximately 2 weeks ago I received a request from one of the brothers asking for help on behalf of some of the non-trinitarian brethren. This request happened because a pastor gave them a formal letter notifying them that a church board meeting had been called to discuss church discipline against them for the following two reasons:

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Trinity

Were Seventh-day Adventist Pioneers Arians or semi-Arians?

The Adventist history bears out that our pioneers were “non-Trinitarians”, but often, most SDA historians characterize our pioneers as either Arians or semi-Arians.

Were they Arians/semi-Arians? Or did they actually have the correct understanding of the True God of the Bible and His Son?

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Trinity

Who is Elohim in Genesis 1?

Genesis 1:26 “Then God [אֱלֹהִים ‘elohiym, el·ō·hēm’; Strongs H430] said, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”

Does this verse mean that there were more than one or rather three Gods (trinity) present in the creation of the world?

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Does 1 John Chapter 5:7-8 Prove Trinity?

Does 1 John 5:7-8 teach trinity? Trinitarians often quote these verses as one of the proof texts, claiming that the verse, which says that the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost are one teache one Trinity God… Is this true? What the scripture actually reveals might surprise you.

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