Articles by Jason Smith

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Monogenes Huios: The Only Begotten Son

There has been an ongoing debate between myself and a SDA pastor about the proper meaning of the Greek word “monogenes.” He has claimed that its true meaning, one that it supposedly always meant up until the 4th century AD, is “only one of its kind, or unique.”

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James White on the Spirit

Responding to such claims that “The pioneers dug for truth as for hidden treasure. James White, Joseph Bates, Hiram Edson, John N. Andrews, and others quarried out the building stones to make the temple…. they found the ineffable mystery of the oneness of God in the Trinity….(A.W. Spalding, “Captains of the Host” pg 214, 1949)

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Examining Psalm 2

Hello brothers and sisters. I hope you had a wonderful Sabbath. Today I would like to share some thoughts on Psalm 2. I believe this chapter of Scripture is greatly misunderstood by many.

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Responding to the “three holiest being” statement.

Brother C. wrote:

“Modern non trinitarians often question the authenticity of the stenographical writings because of statements like this:

“You are born unto God, and you stand under the sanction and the power of the three holiest beings in heaven, who are able to keep you from falling.” [End Quote]

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Believing in Jesus as the only true God.

As the agitation between SDA trintiarians and SDA non/anti-trintiarians continues the following quote has become a matter of contention: “They say, ‘I was a heathen in heathen lands. You left your friends and comfortable homes and came to teach me how to find Jesus and believe in Him as the only true God.'” {11LtMs, Ms 25, 1896, par. 34}

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Was Made

“The Eternal Father, the unchangeable one, GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, tore from his bosom HIM WHO WAS MADE IN THE EXPRESS IMAGE OF HIS PERSON, and sent him down to earth to reveal how greatly he loved mankind. {RH July 9, 1895, par. 13}

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