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What does it mean to be saved by Grace and not works. James says we are justified by faith and works. Paul says we are not justified by works but Grace alone. How should these "apparent" contradictions be interpreted.

 

The answer to this enigma is that Paul was trying to convince the very legalistic Jews that they would not be saved by:

 

·       WORKS OF THEIR OWN that were not motivated by self-sacrificing faith the works by love for God and our fellow man.

·       Works that are not effected by the aid of the Holy Spirit’s power.

 

The gold tried in the fire says Ellen White, is exactly that: faith that works by love. What is Grace? Mainline Christianity defines grace ONLY along the lines of PARDON. But grace is also POWER given for obedience, Romans 1:5. Here is another definition of GRACE as given by Ellen White:

 

“They must have His grace, the Spirit of Christ, to help their infirmities, or they cannot form a Christian character. Jesus loves to have us come to Him, just as we are—sinful, helpless, dependent.” Faith and Works, p. 38.

 

“There must be a power working from within, a new life from above, before man can be changed from sin to holiness. That power is Christ. His grace [the Spirit of Christ] alone can quicken the lifeless faculties of the soul, and attract it to God, to holiness.” (ST, May 28, 1902, par. 3).

 

If one takes all Paul said into consideration, along with the proper Bible and Spirit of Prophecy definitions of GRACE, Paul taught exactly as James, that we are saved, justified, by faith AND works. Here is the proof you need:

 

Rom 1:5   By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name: 

Rom 4:2 For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath [whereof] to glory; but not before God. 

Gal 2:16 Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified. 

Jam 2:21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar? 

Jam 2:24 Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only. 

Jam 2:25 Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent [them] out another way? 

Jam 2:23 And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God. 

Did Paul Really Agree with James?

Rom 4:3 For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness. 

 

Gal 3:6 Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness. 

 

Jam 2:23 And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God. 

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Question: Would Abraham have demonstrated faith that He believed God, if he HAD NOT performed the WORK of offering up His son Isaac? Of course not! So it was his faith that worked from a motive of self-sacrificing love for God, that resulted in Abraham’s belief (faith) being ACCOUNTED (IMPUTED) unto him for righteousness.

 

So what Paul is saying in Romans 4:3 (above) is that if one does works motivated by self-sacrificing faith in and love for God, it will be COUNTED—ACCOUNTED—IMPUTED unto him/her for righteousness. Is that not far different from ONE’S OWN SELF doing works out of his/her’s OWN the personal, power and selfish motive to avoid being lost?

 

Proper works are effected by the GRACE--POWER of the Holy Spirit, which, if one accepts the wooings of that Spirit, and yields his/her own will to the will of God, in self-sacrificing love motivated works based on faith, then those works are imputed, counted, as righteousness. Why? Because the Holy Spirit that provides the power for those kind of works is righteous, not the human who works. But nevertheless, the human is thus counted as righteous.

 

So, recalling Romans 1:5, where it says GRACE is given for obedience and Ellen White’s statement that GRACE is the spirit of Christ to help our infirmities: “They must have His grace, the Spirit of Christ, to help their infirmities, or they cannot form a Christian character. Jesus loves to have us come to Him, just as we are—sinful, helpless, dependent.” Faith and Works, p. 38, then we can rightly interpret grace as POWER in each of the following verses of the Bible, and there are many others. This is just a small sampling:

 

1Pe 5:5 Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all [of you] be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace (POWER) to the humble. 

 

1Pe 5:10 But the God of all grace (POWER), who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle [you]. 

 

1Pe 5:12 By Silvanus, a faithful brother unto you, as I suppose, I have written briefly, exhorting, and testifying that this is the true grace (POWER) of God wherein ye stand.

 

2Pe 1:2 Grace (POWER) and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, 

 

2Pe 3:18 But grow in grace (POWER), and [in] the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him [be] glory both now and for ever. Amen. 

 

2Jo 1:3 Grace (POWER) 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. 

 

Jud 1:4 For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace (POWER) of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ. 

 

Rev 1:4 John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace (POWER) [be] unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne; 

 

Rev 22:21 The grace (POWER) of our Lord Jesus Christ [be] with you all. Amen. 

 

Rom 1:5   By whom we have received grace (POWER) and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name: 

 

Whew! So glad that Paul and James REALLY don’t contradict one another in the least! Paul merely meant to teach the legalistic, personal works oriented Jews, that works OF THEIR OWN, without the GRACE POWER of the Holy Spirit, without faith that works by self-sacrificing love for God, WILL NOT SAVE! Such works are DEAD WORKS. No eternal life-saving POWER in then whatsoever!

 

So mainline Christianity, and now much of apostate Seventh-day Adventism, believes and teaches the HALF, FALSE GOSPEL that grace means PARDON ONLY, when grace really includes PARDON AND POWER. That constitutes another gospel and what did Paul have to say about another gospel?

 

Gal 1:8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. 

 

Gal 1:9 As we said before, so say I now again, If any [man] preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed. 

 

Man’s dictionary definition of the word accursed is:

 

accursed  /əˈkɜrsɪd, əˈkɜrst/  Show Spelled Pronunciation [uh-kur-sid, uh-kurst]  Show IPA

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–adjective 1. under a curse; doomed; ill-fated.

2. damnable; detestable.

 

Also, accurst  /əˈkɜrst/  Show Spelled Pronunciation [uh-kurst]  Show IPA .

 

 

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Origin:

bef. 1000; ME acursed, OE ācursod, ptp. of ācursian. See a- 3 , curse

 

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accursedly  /əˈkɜrsɪdli/  Show Spelled Pronunciation [uh-kur-sid-lee]  Show IPA , adverb

accursedness, noun

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Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2009.

 

God’s definition of accursed is: http://bible.worthwhile.com/bible.php?b=gal&c=1&v=0&d=1&w=0

Number 331

Transliteration:

anathema {an-ath'-em-ah}

Word Origin:

from 394

TDNT:

1:354,57

Part of Speech:

noun neuter

Usage in the KJV:

accursed 4, anathema 1, bind under a great curse 332 1

Total: 6

Definition:

1.      a thing set up or laid by in order to be kept

A.      specifically, an offering resulting from a vow, which after being consecrated to a god was hung upon the walls or columns of the temple, or put in some other conspicuous place

2.      a thing devoted to God without hope of being redeemed, and if an animal, to be slain; therefore a person or thing doomed to destruction

A.      a curse

B.      a man accursed, devoted to the direst of woes

TDNT - Theological Dictionary of the New Testament
TWOT - Theological Word Book of the Old Testament

Number 331

Transliteration:

anathema {an-ath'-em-ah}

Word Origin:

from 394

TDNT:

1:354,57

Part of Speech:

noun neuter

Usage in the KJV:

 

accursed 4, anathema 1, bind under a great curse 332 1

Total: 6

Definition:

1.     a thing set up or laid by in order to be kept

A.    specifically, an offering resulting from a vow, which after being consecrated to a god was hung upon the walls or columns of the temple, or put in some other conspicuous place

2.    a thing devoted to God without hope of being redeemed, and if an animal, to be slain; therefore a person or thing doomed to destruction

A.    a curse

B.    a man accursed, devoted to the direst of woes

TDNT - Theological Dictionary of the New Testament
TWOT - Theological Word Book of the Old Testament

 

The half-gospel of justification by pardon only, without proper works effected by the POWER of the Holy Spirit in the life of the believer, is the Doctrine of the Nicolaitans which God especially hates:

 

“Doctrine of the Nicolaitans.--The doctrine is now largely taught that the gospel of Christ has made the law of God of no effect that by 'believing' we are released from the necessity of being doers of the Word. But this is the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which Christ so unsparingly condemned." E.G. White, The SDA Bible Commentary, vol. 7, p. 957.

 

"(Jude 4).--The Sin of the Nicolaitans.--Is it [our sin] the sin of the Nicolaitans, turning the grace (POWER) of God into lasciviousness." E.G. White, SDA Bible Commentary, Vol. 7, 957.

 

How does one turn the grace power of God into lasciviousness? By teaching that one is saved by grace as PARDON ONLY, and omitting the other half of the gospels involving the Incarnation sacrifice of the Son of God, in order to give “the soul of His life, His Holy Spirit, Hid Divine Nature, as Ellen White defines it, whereby man may be regenerated back into the image of God. So that doctrine avoids the sanctification teaching of Scripture and the Spirit of Prophecy. That false doctrine; that false gospel; that “another accursed gospel,” makes it IMPOSSIBLE  for the wheat to mature.

 

Gnostic Gnosticism

"The earliest extra-Biblical Christian writer to mention this party is Irenaeus (c. A.D. 185), who identifies the Nicolaitans as a Gnostic sect...

There is evidence also of a Gnostic sect in the 3d cent. A.D. bearing the name 'Nicolaitans.'

"...The doctrine of the Nicolaitans appears to have been a form of antinomianism (see SDACom 7:957). Nicolaitans of the 2d cent. seem to have continued and extended the views of the 1st-cent. adherents, holding to the freedom of the flesh, and teaching that the deeds of the flesh had no effect upon the health of the soul and consequently no relation to salvation." SDA Bible Dictionary, Vol. 8 pp. 770, 771.

 

"Thorns sprung up.--The thorns made it impossible for the wheat to mature

 (see Luke 8:14). In the same way secular interests prevent the fruits of the Spirit (Gal. 5:22, 23) from reaching maturity. Religion is relegated to the subordinate position of being only one interest among many. For lack of cultivation it withers and eventually dies. That which the thorny-ground hearers lack is a moral transformation [E.G. White, Christ's Object Lessons,  p. 50]  To them, justification is the sum and substance of religion, and they fail to realize that the Christian life consists essentially in the process known as sanctification--the process by which evil traits and tendencies are replaced by the perfect life-pattern of Jesus Christ." Seventh-day Adventist Bible Commentary, vol. 5, 405.

 

This is precisely the gospel that New Movement Seventh-day Adventists (Selected Messages, vol. 1, 204-205), teaches. 

 

“... The Lord will not write as wise those who cannot distinguish between a tree that bears thorn-berries and a tree that bears olives. {EGW, RH, September 7, 1897 par. 15}

 

"It is IMPOSSIBLE for you to unite with those who are corrupt, and still remain pure. (II Corinthians 6:14-15 quoted). God and Christ and the heavenly host would have men know that if he unites with the corrupt he will become corrupt." E. G. White, Review and Herald, Vol. 4, p. 137.

 

Doctrine of the Nicolaitans.--The doctrine is now largely taught that the gospel of Christ has made the law of God of no effect that by 'believing' we are released from the necessity of being doers of the Word. But this is the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which Christ so unsparingly condemned." E.G. White, The SDA Bible Commentary, vol. 7, p. 957.

 

"(Jude 4).--The Sin of the Nicolaitans.--Is it [our sin] the sin of the Nicolaitans, turning the grace of God into lasciviousness." E.G. White, SDA Bible Commentary, Vol. 7, 957.

 

Gnostic Gnosticism

"The earliest extra-Biblical Christian writer to mention this party is Irenaeus (c. A.D. 185), who identifies the Nicolaitans as a Gnostic sect...

There is evidence also of a Gnostic sect in the 3d cent. A.D. bearing the name 'Nicolaitans.'

 

"...The doctrine of the Nicolaitans appears to have been a form of antinomianism (see SDACom 7:957). Nicolaitans of the 2d cent. seem to have continued and extended the views of the 1st-cent. adherents, holding to the freedom of the flesh, and teaching that the deeds of the flesh had no effect upon the health of the soul and consequently no relation to salvation." SDA Bible Dictionary, Vol. 8 pp. 770, 771.

 

Paul on Sanctification Versus Justification Only

 

1Cr 1:30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: 

 

1Th 4:3 For this is the will of God, [even] your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication: 

 

1Th 4:4 That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour; 

 

2Th 2:13 But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth: 

 

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 (POWER) unto you, and peace, be multiplied.

 

Hbr 5:9

And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;

 

Ellen White said Paul wrote Hebrews. So Paul certain taught obedience and sanctification and is thus in fully agreement with James of Scripture. Any other gospel is anathema, and all who believe and teach it are eternally doomed. All who pay tithe to a an apostate system that teaches that false gospel, will be eternally doomed. The tithe goes into a pool to pay all leaders. SDA churches are not considered individual entities.

 

It is true that not all leaders in the apostate new movement, masquerading as the Seventh-day Adventist church, do not believe the false gospel. But the sacred tithe goes AS WELL to pay those who do believe and teach the false gospel, and the flagship publications of the church teach that false gospel. This makes the entire camp corporately responsible for that false gospel:

 

Corporate responsibility

 

"The plain straight testimony must live in the church, or the curse of God will rest upon His people as surely as it did upon ancient Israel because of their sins. God holds His people, as a body [corporately], responsible for the sins existing in individuals among them." Testimonies, vol. 3, p. 269.

 

The principle of corporate responsibility relates to Joshua chapters 6 and 7, the story of Achan and family. Some might counter that that account applied to the theocracy of Israel and try to say that we are not a theocracy. Ellen White said we are a theocracy:

 

Theocracy -- "God's people have been called out of the world, that they may be separated from the world. It is not safe for them to take sides in politics, whatever preference they may have. They are ever to remember that they are one in Christ. God calls upon them to enter their names as under His THEOCRACY. He cannot approve of those who link up with worldlings [and churches which cannot be distinguished from the world, Early Writings, 273]. We are entirely out of our place when we identify ourselves with party interests....

God has chosen a people who are to proclaim the third angel's message to the world. They are to be a separate and peculiar people in this world of churches who are transgressing His commandments." E.G. White Manuscript Releases Volume 3, 40, 41.

 

“Who are standing in the counsel of God at this time? Is it those who virtually excuse wrongs among the professed people of God, and murmur in their hearts, if not openly, against those who would reprove sin? It is those who take their stand against them, and sympathize with those who commit wrong?--No, indeed! These, unless they repent, and leave the work of Satan in oppressing those who have the burden of the work, and in holding up the hands of sinners in Zion, will never receive the mark of God's sealing approval. They will fall in the general destruction of all the wicked, represented by the five men bearing slaughter weapons. 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 the man in linen, are those "that sigh and cry for all the abominations that are done" in the church. Their love for purity and the honor and glory of God is such, and they have so clear a view of the exceeding sinfulness of sin, that they are represented as being in an agony, even sighing and crying.” {RH, June 8, 1886 par. 2}

 

The Trinity Doctrine smuggled into the SDA church in 1930, by Leroy Froom, supports the false Roman Catholic gospel of sin repent, sin repent. How? Why? Because that doctrine denies the sacrifice by which the Holy Spirit became a third person “highest good, crowning give that heaven could bestow,” by teaching that the Holy Spirit always existed as a third person. That totally denies the Heavenly Sanctuary Incarnation sacrifice whereby the soul of the life of Christ was divested from His humanity at the Incarnation, to become a separate and distinct third person, the Holy Ghost, given as a source of POWER that we might overcome all sin.

 

The most important aspects on the Godhead, the Incarnation Sacrifice and the Trinity abomination are:

1.    The Trinity error teaches that all three persons to the Godhead existed from eternity.

2.    The third person of the Godhead was actually Christ combined with humanity forever via the Incarnation Sacrifice.

3.    At the Incarnation, the soul of the life of the Son, the one eternal Holy Spirit, shared by both the son and the Father from eternity, divested Himself of the humanity of the Son and became a third person.

4.    The Son of God became the Son in a new sense when He was combined with humanity FOREVER.

5.    The Trinity Doctrine totally denies this sacrifice of the Incarnation (Sanctuary and Atonement) by teaching that there was always a third person to the Godhead without the Incarnation sacrifice.

6.    Thus, the entire Christian economy is denied and essentially, there would be no Incarnation Sacrifice, no Sanctuary sacrifice in the heavenly Sanctuary and no Atonement for the sins of man. That is the evil of the Trinity Doctrine.

All the above facts may be deduced from the following Spirit of Prophecy and Bible data:

 

"Christ declared that after his ascension, he would send to his church, as his crowning gift, the Comforter, who was to take his place. This Comforter is the Holy Spirit,--the soul of his life, the efficacy of his church, the light and life of the world. With his Spirit Christ sends a reconciling influence and a power that takes away sin.

In the gift of the Spirit [HIS LIFE--THE SOUL OF HIS LIFE], Jesus gave to man the highest good that heaven could bestow....

The Spirit was given as a regenerating agency, and without this the sacrifice of Christ would have been of no avail....

It is by the Spirit that the heart is made pure. Through the Spirit the believer becomes a partaker of the divine nature. Christ has given his Spirit as a divine power to overcome all hereditary and cultivated tendencies to evil, and to impress his own character upon the church." E.G. White, Review and Herald Articles, May 19, 1904, vol. 5, p. 42.

 

"Christ brought men and women power to overcome. He came to this world in human form, to live a man amongst men. He assumed the liabilities of human nature, to be proved and tried. In His thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God' (Luke 1:35). While the Son of a human being, He became the son of God humanity He was a partaker of the divine nature. In His Incarnation He gained in a NEW SENSE the title of the Son of God. Said the angel to Mary, 'The power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy in a NEW SENSE. Thus He stood in our world--the Son of God, yet allied by birth to the human race." E.G. White, Selected Messages, vol. 1, p. 226. 

 

“They must have His grace, the Spirit of Christ, to help their infirmities, or they cannot for a Christian character. Jesus loves to have us come to Him, just as we are—sinful, helpless, dependent.” Faith and Works, p. 38.

 

“Christ gives them the breath of His own Spirit, the life of His own Life.” Desire of Ages, p. 827, par. 3.

 

“The Holy Spirit is the breath of life in the soul. The impartation of the Spirit is the impartation of the life of Christ. It imbues the receiver with the attributes of Christ.” Desire of Ages, p. 805.

 

Act 3:26  Unto you first God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities.

 

How does Jesus bless us in turning every one from his iniquities? Via the soul of His life, His Holy Spirit:

 

"The Power of God in the Third Person.--The prince of the power of evil can only be held in check by the power of God in the third person of the Godhead, the Holy Spirit.-- Special Testimonies, Series A, No. 10, p. 37. (1897).

 

Eternal Sacrifice

 

"The apostle would call our attention from ourselves to the Author of our salvation. He presents before us His two natures, divine and human. . . . He voluntarily assumed human nature. It was His own act, and by His own consent. He clothed His divinity with humanity. He was all the while as God, but He did not appear as God. He veiled the demonstrations of Deity which had commanded the homage, and called forth the admiration of the universe of God. He was God while upon earth, but He divested Himself of the form of God, and in its stead took the form and fashion of a man. He walked the earth as a man. For our sakes He became poor, that we through His poverty might be made rich. He laid aside His glory and His majesty. He was God, but the glories of the form of God He for awhile relinquished. . . . He bore the sins of the world, and endured the penalty which rolled like a mountain upon His divine soul. He yielded up His life a sacrifice, that man should not eternally die. He died, not through being compelled to die, but by His own free will." E.G. White, SDA Bible Commentary, Vol. 7a, p. 446.

 

"Cumbered with humanity Christ could not be in every place personally, therefore it was altogether for their advantage that He should leave them to go to His Father and send the Holy Spirit to be His successor on earth. The Holy Spirit is Himself divested of the personality of humanity and independent thereof. He would represent Himself as present in all places by His Holy Spirit.” E.G. White, (Manuscript Releases Volume 14 (No’s 1081-1135) MR No.1084.

 

All of these points should be made very clear in any dealing with the Godhead, or folk will not understand what you are trying to present.

 

One Eternal Spirit

 

Jhn 4:24 God [is] a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship [him] in spirit and in truth.

 

“They have one  God and one Saviour; and one Spirit—the Spirit of Christ” (9T p. 289)

 

“Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is; there is Liberty.” (2 Cor. 3:17)

 

“For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself.” John 5:26.

 

"He (Christ) suffered the death which was ours, that we might receive the life which WAS His." Desire of Ages, p. 25 1 Cor. 11:24-265, cf. John 6:53, 54, Titus 3:5, 6.

 

On the cross, He died the eternal death of the sinner, from which there can be no hope of a resurrection; that we might receive the eternal life-in-Himself, which had been His. This eternal life was the entity of the Holy Ghost. A ghost is the image – the living spirit – of one who has died. At death, it returned to God who gave it. Christ was the eternal Son of God by virtue of the eternal Spirit of life which the Father had shared with His Only-begotten Son from eternity past. [cf John 5:26]. But He volunteered to die the eternal death of the sinner. He did this by relinquishing His DIVINE ONLY form of existence and giving that DIVINE NATURE HOLY SPIRIT (GHOST) to man for POWER to be regenerated back into the image of God. He then took upon Himself humanity forever.

 

Note: How did Christ die the eternal death of the sinner? He FOREVER died to His past life of DIVINITY ONLY, and bequeathed that past life of DIVINE NATURE to us for overcoming and regeneration back into the image of God. End note.

 

And after presenting His disciples with His final profound lesson at the last Passover supper, explaining how He must die the eternal death of the sinner, and relinquish His eternal body and blood for them to eat and drink to obtain the eternal life which had been His, He went to Gethsemane and surrendered His life into the custody of His Father; and thus could die the eternal death of sinful humanity on the cross.

 

Before the cross, Christ could have chosen to retain His DIVINE ONLY state of Being forever, rather than sacrificing it for us. But after He commended that Holy Spirit to the Father, and died, there was no turning back. Of course, had He chosen the DIVINE ONLY Being, He had always had with the Father, there would have been no fulfillment of the Atonement according to the Testators Covenant, whereby the Testator had to die to something eternally for that is the wages of our sin, and not just three days in a tomb.

 

Hbr 9:16 For where a testament [is], there must also of necessity be the death of the testator. 

 

Hbr 9:17 For a testament [is] of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth.

 

If the Son did not die to something FOREVER, the testament would have been of no strength. He died to His DIVINE ONLY state of being at His Incarnation. That is when His Holy Spirit, soul of His life, became a third person, the Holy Ghost of His past Being.

 

The Trinity doctrine denies this process of the Incarnation sacrifice in the Heavenly Sanctuary, by saying the Holy Spirit always existed as a Third Person. That is the abomination of that doctrine. In essence, it sweeps away the entire Christian economy because if that eternal death sacrifice did not take place, then there was no Sanctuary Incarnation Service in the Heavenly Sanctuary, and there would have been NO VALID ATONEMENT for man’s sin. That is the heinous and abominable implication of the Trinity doctrine whether it be the Adventist version or the Roman Catholic version. The end result is the same because they both teach that the Holy Spirit existed as a separate entity THIRD PERSON FOREVER.

 

So omega of apostasy new movement Adventism is teaching two doctrines that lead to eternal doom: The justification only doctrine—only believe, grace as PARDON ONLY, omitting the POWER ELEMENT; and the abominable Trinity Doctrine that in essence sweeps away the entire Christian economy:

 

"The spiritualistic theories regarding the personality of God [the Godhead], followed to their logical conclusion, sweep away the whole Christian economy. They estimate as nothing the light that Christ came from heaven to give John to give to His people. They teach that the scenes just before us are not of sufficient importance to be given special attention. They make of no effect the truth of heavenly origin, and rob the people of God of their past experience, giving them instead a false science." E.G. White, Selected Messages, Bk.1, p. 204.

 

The Trinity doctrine is a spiritualistic theory of man regarding the personality of God, the Holy Spirit. It sweeps away the heavenly Sanctuary Incarnation sacrifice of the Son whereby He divested His Divine ONLY nature from the humanity He was to partake of, and that Divine ONLY NATURE, His Holy Ghost (Holy Spirit) life He bequeathed to man as the “highest good, crowning sacrifice heaven could give.”

 

All Other Truth Clusters Around the Great Truth of the Incarnation Atoning Sacrifice

 

“The sacrifice of Christ as an atonement for sin is the great truth around which all other truths cluster. In order to be rightly understood and appreciated, every truth in the word of God, from Genesis to Revelation, must be studied in the light that streams from the cross of Calvary. I present before you the great, grand monument of mercy and regeneration, salvation and redemption,--the Son of God uplifted on the cross. This is to be the foundation of every discourse given by our ministers.” Gospel Workers, 315.

 

So anything that obviates that truth around which all other truths cluster, sweeps away then entire Christian economy and the Sanctuary and the Atonement:

 

Sanctuary Gone—Atonement Gone -- "In a representation which passed before me, I saw a certain work being done by medical missionary workers. Our ministering brethren were looking on, watching what was being done, but they did not seem to understand. The foundation of our faith, which was established by so much prayer, such earnest searching of the Scriptures, was being taken down, pillar by pillar. Our faith was to have nothing to rest upon--the sanctuary was gone, the atonement was gone." E.G. White, The Upward Look, 152.

 

"A new order of things has COME INTO the ministry. There is a desire to pattern after other churches and simplicity and humility are almost unknown. The young ministers seek to be original, and to introduce new ideas and new plans for labor [Like the Satanic Celebration Movement which was also the child of Vatican II]. Some open revival meetings, and by this means call large numbers into the church. But when the excitement is over, where are the converted ones? Repentance and confession of sin are not seen. The sinner is entreated to believe in Christ and accept Him, without regard to his past life of sin and rebellion. The heart is not broken. There is no contrition of soul. The supposed converted ones have not fallen upon the Rock, Christ Jesus." E.G. White, Selected Messages, vol. 2, pp. 18, 19.

 

Also, if “The sacrifice of Christ as an atonement for sin is the great truth around which all other truths cluster,” then certainly this truth is part of the last message because it teaches THE CHARACTER OF GOD AND HIS GREAT LOVE, and defines the MERITS OF CHRIST’S SACRIFICE to the greatest depths man is capable of understanding at this time. Thus, those who “specialize” in the character of God and the merits of Christ, without the “highest good, crowning sacrifice heaven can bestow,” are giving an incomplete gospel. The truth about the Incarnation is the greatest evidence of God’s love for man for it involves the “highest good, crowning gift that heaven can bestow.”

 

In the Alpha of Apostasy, pantheism, the teaching that God is in everything (via His Spirit), also swept away the entire Christian economy and did away with the Sanctuary and the Atonement. How? Why? Because it was the Incarnation sacrifice that made God’s Holy Ghost Spirit, soul of His life available to man. If God is in everything, including man, without man “receiving” that person, the Holy Spirit, that accrued due to the Incarnation sacrifice, such a notion clearly obfuscates that sacrifice. And that is how and why the Alpha of Apostasy of pantheism achieved the same end result of sweeping away the Sanctuary, the Incarnation, the Atonement and thereby the entire Christian economy. And still today, SDA Ministering brethren look on, but don’t understand what they have done by embracing Rome’s Trinity Doctrine. They don’t understand the implications. Why? Because of the following testimony of God  Almighty which Ellen White reapplies in Testimonies, Vol. 5, 211:

 

 10 His watchmen are blind, they are all without knowledge; they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; dreaming, lying down, loving to slumber.

 11 Yea, the dogs are greedy, they can never have enough; and these are shepherds that cannot understand: they have all turned to their own way, each one to his gain, from every quarter.

 12 Come ye, say they, I will fetch wine, and we will fill ourselves with strong drink; and to-morrow shall be as this day, a day great beyond measure.

 

"The Bible for Our Time.--Never are we absent from the mind of God. God is our joy and our salvation. Each of the ancient prophets spoke less for their own time than for ours, so that their prophesying is in force for us. 'Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come' (1 Cor. 10:11). 'Not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven which things the angels desire to look into' (1 Peter 1:12).'" E.G. White, Selected Messages, Bk. 3, p. 338.

                                              

     Prophets Wrote for Their Own and Our Day.—“The last books of the Old Testament show us workers taken from the laborers in the field. Others were men of high ability and extensive learning, but the Lord gave them visions and messages. These men of the Old Testament spoke of things transpiring in their day, and Daniel, Isaiah, and Ezekiel not only spoke of things that concerned them as present truth, but their sights reached down to the future, and to what should occur in these last days.”--Letter 132, 1898. {3SM 419.5, 420}

 

Begin at My Sanctuary -- "Here we see that the church--the Lord's sanctuary--was the first to feel the stroke of the wrath of God. The ancient men, those to whom God had given great light and who had stood as guardians of the spiritual interests of the people, had betrayed their trust. They had taken the position that we need not look for miracles and the marked manifestation of God's power as in former days. Times have changed. These words strengthen their unbelief, and they say: The Lord will not do good, neither will He do evil. He is too merciful to visit His people in judgment. Thus 'Peace and safety" is the cry from men who will never again lift up their voice like a trumpet to show God's people their transgressions and the house of Jacob their sins. These dumb dogs that would not bark are the ones who feel the just vengeance of an offended God. Men, maidens, and little children all perish together." E. G. White, Testimonies, Vol. 5, 211.

 

"In the very courts of the temple, scenes will be enacted that few realize. God's people will be proved and tested, that He may discern 'between him that serveth God and him that serveth Him not.' Vengeance will be executed against those who sit in the gate, deciding what the people should have and what they should not have. These take away the key of knowledge. They refuse to enter in themselves, and those who would enter in they hinder. These bear not the seal of the living God. All who now occupy responsible positions should be solemnly and terribly afraid lest in this time they shall be found as unfaithful stewards." E.G. White, Manuscript 15, 1886, Paulson Collection, p. 55.

 

And what is the key of knowledge? The key of knowledge is faith that works by love—gold tried in the fire, the message to Laodicea.

 

“While Satan claimed to have received great good by eating of the forbidden tree, he did not let it appear that by transgression he had become an outcast from heaven. Here was falsehood, so concealed under a covering of apparent truth that Eve, infatuated, flattered, beguiled, did not discern the deception. She coveted what God had forbidden; she distrusted His wisdom. She cast away faith, the key of knowledge.” {Ed 24.2}

It is contrition and faith and love that enable the soul to receive wisdom from heaven. Faith working by love is the key of knowledge, and everyone that loveth "knoweth God." (1 John 4:7). . . . {LHU 168.7}

 

Faith that works by love is keeping God’s commandments by the empowerment of His grace (Power). He said if ye love me, keep My commandments. That is how we know we love Him, and the brethren, if we KNOW we are keeping His commandments. Every time you are tempted, pray for the Holy Spirit’s

 

     “Many of the ministers will not hear and be convinced. They will not enter the sanctuary of truth to receive the knowledge of truth from the Word, but will take away the key of knowledge from the people by perversion of the Scriptures, wresting the Word of God from its true meaning. Thus every step gained in reaching the people to save them from being lost in error and disobedience requires a hard, constant battle. But shall it stop? No. Lift up the standard. Plant memorials of God's truth in every place possible, work in new territories, and conversions will be made. Some who do not take their stand at once will help advance the work with their means and their sympathy, and will themselves take their position on the Lord's side. . . . God will have representatives in every place in all parts of the world.”-- Letter 86, June 19, 1900, to A. G. Daniels. {TDG 179.4}

 

How do most SDA leaders take away the key of knowledge? They teach that faith is “belief only,” and that it is not connected with works whatsoever. That is the doctrine of the Nicolatians. True faith works by love. God said: If ye love me, keep my commandments. Ellen White was correct in saying that the gospel cannot be separated from the law, but SDA pastors are now copying the pastors of fallen Babylon in teaching that devious doctrine which does away with the key of knowledge.

 

  17-20. Shall We Open the Heart's Door?--We must have the buyers and the sellers cleared out of the soul temple, that Jesus may take up His abode within us. Now He stands at the door of the heart as a heavenly merchantman; He says, "Behold, I stand at the door and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me." "Open unto me; buy of me the heavenly wares; buy of me the gold tried in the fire." Buy faith and love, the precious, beautiful attributes of our Redeemer, which will enable us to find our way into the hearts of those who do not know Him, who are cold and alienated from Him through unbelief and sin. He invites us to buy the white raiment, which is His glorious righteousness; and the eyesalve, that we may discern spiritual things. Oh, shall we not open the heart's door to this heavenly visitor (BE Jan. 15, 1892)? {7BC 964.7}

 

God’s richest blessings,

 

Ron

 

P.S. There are some very false, abominable accusations circulating about me, some of them by my own family. By that I mean one of my own children and her husband who has functioned as an elder in the church. I pray that you will take the fruit of my teachings as to who is correct and who is not. I have staked my salvation on my rebuttal to those allegations.

 

Mat 10:36

And a man's foes [shall be] they of his own household.

 

Appended Material

 

In the above document you have read some of the serious reasons why Ezekiel 9 will be LITERALLY fulfilled in the new movement SDA church, to wit:

 

"Study the 9th chapter of Ezekiel. These words will be literally fulfilled yet the time is passing, and the people are asleep. They refuse to humble their souls and to be converted. Not a great while longer will the Lord bear with the people who have such great and important truths revealed to them, but who refuse to bring these truths into their individual experience. The time is short. God is calling will YOU hear? Will YOU receive His message? Will YOU be converted before it is too late? Soon, very soon, every case will be decided for eternity. Letter 106, 1909, pp. 2, 3, 5, 7. (To "The churches in Oakland and Berkeley, September 26, 1909.)" E. G. White Manuscript Releases Volume One, p. 260.

 

“The time will soon come when the prophecy of Ezekiel 9 will be fulfilled; that prophecy should be carefully studied, for it will be fulfilled to the very letter.”— Ellen G. White 1888 Materials, p. 1303.

 

The Signs of the Times, February 12, 1880:  “The desolation of Jerusalem stands as a solemn warning before the eyes of modern Israel.” 

 

“The desolation of Jerusalem in the days of Jeremiah is a solemn warning to modern Israel, that the counsels and admonitions given them through chosen instrumentalities cannot be disregarded with impunity.”  Prophets and Kings, 416.    

Who is modern Israel (below) in your estimation? BABYLON?????? 

 

The Signs of the Times, February 12, 1880:  “The desolation of Jerusalem stands as a solemn warning before the eyes of modern Israel.” 

 

 “I was confirmed in all I had stated in Minneapolis, that a reformation must go through the churches. Reforms must be made, for spiritual weakness and blindness were upon the people who had been blessed with great light and precious opportunities and privileges. As reformers they had come out of the denominational churches, but they now act a part similar to that which the churches acted. We hoped that there would not be the necessity for another coming out. [THIS IS THE ONLY KNOWN STATEMENT FROM THE PEN OF ELLEN WHITE INDICATING THAT SHE MIGHT HAVE LOST CONFIDENCE IN THE SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH ORGANIZATION. THE DOUBT WHICH SHE EXPRESSED HERE WAS NEVER REPEATED DURING THE REMAINING TWENTY-SIX YEARS OF HER LIFE.] While we will endeavor to keep the "unity of the Spirit" in the bonds of peace, we will not with pen or voice cease to protest against bigotry.--EGW '88 356, 357 (1889). {LDE 48.1}

 

The red print portion in brackets is a notation in the book Last Day Events, within the statement just as it appears above. Only "dumb-dog" watchmen (Isa. 56:10-12 and 5T 211) would place the following statement immediately after the above one ON THE SAME PAGE, after saying that the above statement was the only one wherein Ellen White expressed a lack of confidence in the church. That is an absolute lie. Here is a listing of some of the many statements expressing Ellen White’s lack of confidence in the professing church militant:

 

http://omega77.tripod.com/leavestate.htm

 

“Of those who boast of their light and yet fail to walk in it Christ says, "But I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the day of judgment than for you. And thou, Capernaum [Seventh-day Adventists, who have had great light], which art exalted unto heaven [in point of privilege], shalt be brought down to hell: for if the mighty works which have been done in thee had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day." Ellen G. White, Review and Herald Articles, Aug. 1, 1893. [THE BRACKETED COMMENTS ARE BY ELLEN WHITE.] {LDE 48.2}

 

“Let us bear in mind the words that Christ spoke to the people who were honored above others in being privileged to have the Lord Jesus Christ to labor among them, and yet who did not appreciate this privilege, and did not diffuse the light of Heaven to others. He said: "Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works, which were done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repeated long ago in sackcloth and ashes. But I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the day of judgment, than for you. And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven, shalt be brought down to hell; for if the mighty works, which have been done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day. But I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee." {RH, December 3, 1895 par. 6}