Identity Crisis

Preface

 

Since mid-1880s crisis of D.M. Canright, Seventh day Adventism has been a movement familiar with crises. This is a movement that has been pushed to a corner and in response to combat the worldview that they are a “cult” and not Christian denomination, we have seen since then a lot of “reactionary theology” almost in all its doctrines that has not done good but eroded the faith once delivered to the saints. We have seen this movement adopt the word “Trinity” to escape the wrath of evangelicals, we have seen the 1919 conference discuss the place of Ellen White role in Adventism [we are afraid of our own prophetess], the 1950s evangelical dialogues that downplays “atonement”, the 1980s Dallas Texas official adoption of “Trinity” which is a prerequisite to join ecumenical movement of WCC and the 1995 joining with evangelicals to celebrate the “Lima Text” which talks about Baptism, Eucharist and Ministry [BEM] things that we are gulfs apart. All these moves have been nothing but face-saving moves where there was no real face to save. Afraid to remain distinct and peculiar amidst the pressure and the siege of Christendom, Seventh day Adventism has become a movement with an “Identity Crisis”. Due to much controverted doctrine of God. I decided to put out something precise in a small Volume to shed light on our position as a Father and Son believers. Though “author” and editor of this, this document is the official belief of Gospel Sounders Rekindling the Reformation Ministries [GSrrM]. This study is one kind of it; bringing together the wider scope of the doctrine of God and giving another dimension on this belief more so on the part of the “Holy Spirit” which is another misunderstood subject among Trinitarians and Non-Trinitarians. Thanks to the Lord for providing me with friends who have contributed greatly to this work. Much regards to Brother Ryan Tacklin and Paul Chung for supplying numerous unread before quotes. In some instances you will also meet sentiments from fellow pilgrims whom I know because they are not seeking vain glory, they won’t be offended of their names being not mentioned. Blessings as you go through this in your renewed zeal and quest for truth and righteousness.

 

Contents

Preface. .....................................................1
Kevin Morgan Challenge. ......................................4
Section 1: Laying the Foundation and Addressing Objections. ..8
Facts and Fictions. .........................................11
Hebrews 9:14 - The Eternal Spirit ...........................16

Section 2: Thoughts on History. .............................22
Summary of the Papal background. ............................28
Section 3: The Role of Ellen White in Adventism... ..........31
Section 4: Pioneers View of Christ. .........................36
In Christ is life, original, unborrowed, underived. .........77
Was there a time that Christ did not exist?. ................80
Was the life of Christ borrowed or un-borrowed?. ............81
Section 5: Lucifer's High Position.. ........................85

Section 6: Mysteries of the Spirit. .........................94
The Rain from Heaven. .......................................94
A Distinct Personality. ....................................101
The Power of Incarnation and Re-birth. .....................116
Angels and the Holy Spirit – The Unbroken Conduit ..........121
The Seven Spirits of God by Zaddoch Ponde. .................121
How the Angels impart the Spirit ...........................127
Reflections on Omnipresence. ...............................134
Holy Spirit Possession. ....................................143
Evil Spirit Possession. ....................................152
Faith of our Fathers. ......................................169
Section 7: 1888 and Subsequent Controversies. ..............191
A.G. Daniells Fulfilment of 1910 Prophecy. .................198
W.W. Prescott Fulfilment of 1910 Prophecy. .................207
 S. Washburn 1939 Letter: “The Trinity”. ...................208
The Longacre Paper: “The Deity of Christ”. .................230
 W. Carr Correspondence with Elder W. C. White. ............234
A Closer look at what Kellogg believed – A Case study 
of what he meant rather than what people think he meant ....239

Section 8: Trinity or No Trinity: An Eclipse of Atonement. .255
The Unerring Word of God. ..................................255
Who is the God of the Bible?. ..............................255
Jesus Christ, the Son of God. ..............................257
The Holy Spirit ............................................261
How many Divine Beings. ....................................263
Ellen White and the Pioneers. ..............................268
Reactionary Theology and Misrepresentations. ...............283
Section 9: The Third Person of the of the Godhead. .........313
The Intercession of Christ .................................313
The Intercession by the Spirit .............................319
Gift from Who?. ............................................323
The Impartation of Peace. ..................................327
Admission from the White Estate. ...........................331
Separate Worship for the Spirit?. ..........................335
About Compiling Ellen White Works and Revising her Words. ..340
"The Godhead... gave themselves...". .......................342
Section 10: Conclusion: Remember Robert Pierson?. ..........349

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Identity Crisis

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