Category: Study Notes

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A Sanctuary Vendetta

Download PDF Cain and Able – Genesis 4:1-15 Infant in its establishment, yet the enemy attacks the sacrificial system. Nadab and Abihu Treating common things as holy and rejecting the health message – Leviticus 10:1-11. Ark taken by Philistines – 1 Sam. 4:1-11 Defeat came because there was sin in the priesthood by Hophni and...

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Evangelism 613-617 Reconsidered

Download PDF Misrepresentations of the Godhead Evangelism, pages 613-617 Let People Know Our Position—Our policy is, Do not make prominent the objectionable features of our faith, which strike most decidedly against the practices and customs of the people, until the Lord shall give the people a fair chance to know that we are believers in...

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God Sent His Son

Download PDF Matthew 10:40 He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me. Matthew 21:37 But last of all he sent unto them his son, saying, They will reverence my son. Mark 9:37 Whosoever shall receive one of such children in my name, receiveth me: and whosoever shall...

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Idolizing Jesus – by Daniel Mesa

Download PDF As a Seventh-day Adventist pastor for sixteen years, I was trinitarian in my thinking and teaching. One of the things I came to do was to exalt Christ in the place of His Father. Since 2015, I’ve come to understand that we would be completely without hope were it not for the Father...

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Investigative Judgment from Genesis to Revelation

Download PDF Genesis 3:6-13 – Here, God’s children sinned against His command.  God came down, knowing all too well what had occurred, and asked, “Where are thou?”  “Who told thee that thou art naked?”  “Hast thou eaten of the tree whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?”  “What is this that thou hast...

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Jesus Or Barabbas

Download PDF “The line of distinction between professed Christians and the ungodly is now hardly distinguishable. Church members love what the world loves and are ready to join with them, and Satan determines to unite them in one body and thus strengthen his cause by sweeping all into the ranks of spiritualism. Papists, who boast...

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Jesus or Barabbas Video Outlines

Download PDF Part one – Gen. 1:26: Daniel Mesa – ordained in the Seventh-day Adventist church, 2005 – create websites, videos, graphics, print publications, and audio projects. Having studied the word of God for more than half of my life, my goal is to reveal beautiful truth that has brought more exhilaration to my life...

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Life: Original, Unborrowed, Underived – from the Bible

Download PDF 1 Timothy 1:17 Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen. 1 Timothy 6:14-16 – Keep this commandment without spot, unrebukeable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ: 1 Timothy 6:15 Which in his times he shall shew, who is...

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Mark Finley – Is Jesus Eternal?

Download PDF Mark Finley — Is Jesus Eternal? Adventist Review — NAD | September 2017 There is a discussion in some circles regarding the eternal nature* of Jesus. Some propose that since the King James Version of Scripture states that Christ was “begotten” of the Father, the “firstborn” of all creation, there was a time...

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Melchisedec

Download PDF 11 uses in the KJV Genesis 14:18 And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God. Notice, the Bible says he was the “king” and “the priest,” not the son, nor the spirit—and being a king and priest, he must have been...

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Multimedia in the Bible

Download PDF Media, “the main means of mass communication” (Apple Dictionary). Multimedia, “using more than one medium of expression or communication” (Apple Dictionary). Exo. 20 — 10 Commandments (John 8, “It was silence, it was music, it was art, it was absurd… He stooped and shouted volumes without saying a single word!”) Exo. 25 —...

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One God in Three Persons – A Response to Norman Gulley

Download PDF Article by Norman Gulley with a response in red by Daniel Mesa Published on: 03-01-2018 The Godhead was stirred with pity for the race, and the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit gave Themselves to the working out of the plan of salvation.”1 This took place in heaven prior to the agreement that...

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Proverbs 8:22-30

Download PDF This chapter starts out addressing “wisdom.” Notice how 1 Corinthians 1:24 and 30 address this issue saying that Christ is wisdom. “Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.” 1 Corinthians 1:24 “Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom.” 1 Corinthians 1:30 Ellen White applies Proverbs 8:22-30 directly...

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Raised – The Father Raised the Son

Download PDF Matthew 16:21 From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day. Matthew 17:23 And they shall kill him, and the third day...

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Saturday or Sunday… What Gives?

Download PDF With God the Father as Creator through His Son, let’s look at the first gift of time God gave to man. Saturday, seventh day of the week; different theories explain name, including that it comes from the Latin Saturni dies, or day of the god Saturn, and that it was named Saturn’s-day by Babylonians...

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Sin is in the Bible

Download PDF Genesis 18:20 And the LORD said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous; And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them. (Gen...

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Son of God in the Bible

Download PDF Matthew 16:15 He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? Matthew 16:16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. Matthew 16:17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it...

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Sunday Laws

Download PDF Impersonating the Law Giver 2Th. 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; 2Th. 2:4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that...

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The Holy Spirit of Christ

Download PDF “We want the Holy Spirit, which is Jesus Christ.” {Lt66-1894 1.6600} Matthew 28:20 Lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. “After his transgression God would communicate to man through Christ and angels.” {SR 50.3} Genesis 18:20 And the LORD said, Because the cry of Sodom and...

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Third Person According to John

Download PDF John 1:51 And he saith unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Hereafter ye shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man. Genesis 28:12 And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to...

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Third Person According to Luke

Download PDF Luke 5:24 But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power upon earth to forgive sins, (he said unto the sick of the palsy,) I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy couch, and go into thine house. Luke 6:5 And he said unto them, That the Son of...

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Third Person According to Mark

Download PDF Consider Matthew 28:20 and Mark 16:19-20. Mark 2:8-11 And immediately when Jesus perceived in his spirit that they so reasoned within themselves, he said unto them, Why reason ye these things in your hearts? Mark 2:9 Whether is it easier to say to the sick of the palsy, Thy sins be forgiven thee;...

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Third Person According to Matthew

Download PDF Matthew 8:20 And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head. Matthew 9:6 But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then saith he...

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Truth Personified

Download PDF In the KJV, Truth is used 119 times in the OT and 118 in the NT Word of Truth Psalms 119:43 And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth; for I have hoped in thy judgments. 2 Corinthians 6:7 By the word of truth, by the power of God,...

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What Some Ministries Haven’t Told You Yet

Download PDF Daniel Mesa was asked questions (in red) and the ministry who asked the questions wouldn’t publish the answers. Recently you posted an online series of videos and papers on the topic of the Godhead, along with a PDF called “50 Questions about the Trinity.”  Give us the short version, what is your belief...

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Who is the Holy Spirit – the Bible and EGW

Download PDF John 10:30 I and my Father are one. “They were two, yet little short of being identical; two in individuality, yet ONE IN SPIRIT,” (E.G. White, YI, Dec 16, 1897) John 3:34 He whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him. “The...

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The Godhead According to the New Testament

Download PDF A Response to Dr. Richard Choi’s lecture “The Trinity in the New Testament” Remember: 2 Tim 2:23-26 23 But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes.24 And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient,25 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves;...

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The Amazing Work of Christ in You

Download PDF Here are some of Dr. Hasel’s statements, with which I don’t agree or for which I don’t see biblical support. The Scripture does not present the Holy Spirit in any structured or methodical way (it appears there is no theological basis for the path he is about to take; rather, it is based...

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The Personality of the Holy Spirit

Download PDF 1 Peter 3:15 “But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:” 1 Corinthians 14:32-33 “And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets. For...

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From Non-Trinitarianism to the Alpha of Deadly Heresies

Download PDF EGW 1904 Many of our people do not realize how firmly the foundation of our faith has been laid. My husband, Elder Joseph Bates, Father Pierce, Elder Edson, and others who were keen, noble, and true, were among those who, after the passing of the time in 1844, searched for the truth as...

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The Foreknowledge of God

Download PDF Acts 2:22 Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know: Acts 2:23 Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge (Gr: prognosis,...

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Feasts in the New Testament

Download PDF Bible Matthew 21:1-11 – These things are skipped over in John 12:12-16, but it gives us the time frame for Matthew 21, the triumphal entry. We can see that Christ, as recorded by Matthew, had a few severe rebukes in parables for the nation of Israel right near the last Passover. Matthew 21:18-22...

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Daniel 3 and Revelation 13

Download PDF Both are kingdoms (beasts) Daniel 3:1 “the king” Revelation 13:11, Daniel 7:17, “four kings”, 7:23, “forth kingdom” ) Both are lamb like (both are wolves in sheep’s clothing) Daniel 3:2 “come to the dedication” Revelation 13:11 “he had two horns like a lamb” Deception (coming together for the ‘dedication’ of the image –...

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The Comforter – Christ’s Representative

Download notes here Has the Holy Spirit always been around? YES! The “eternal Spirit” referenced in Hebrews 9:14 has ALWAYS been here! BUT… notice… EGW refers to God the Father when using the term “eternal Spirit” (1888 1644.2). Christ said His Father is a Spirit (John 4:23-24) and was filled with His Father’s Spirit (John...

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The Comforter in John 14-17

Download notes here (KJV is used unless otherwise noted) Pre-Explanation Christ was soon leaving, yet about to explain how He was going to continue with His disciples. Notice the way He prefaced the explanation of the forthcoming Spirit. John 14:1 shows His request to the disciples; “Ye believe in God, believe ALSO in Me.” He...

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Answering the Biblical Research Institute – Christ’s Place in the Godhead

Download notes here Christ’s Place in the Godhead Author:  Ellen G. White (bolded characters are considerations from Pastor Daniel Mesa) A collection of statements from E.G. White on the Trinity. (???) I. Deity and Nature of Christ  https://adventistbiblicalresearch.org/materials/theology-godgodhead/christs-place-godhead 1.  One With Eternal Father.—”Christ, the Word, the only begotten of God, was one with the eternal Father,—one in...

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The Bible – The Spirit of God

Download notes here Holy Spirit, 7 Psalms 51:11 Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me. Isaiah 63:10 But they rebelled, and vexed his holy Spirit: therefore he was turned to be their enemy, and he fought against them. Isaiah 63:11 Then he remembered the days of old,...

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The Bible – The Son of God

Download notes here Son of God, 48 Daniel 3:25 He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God. Matthew 4:3 And when the tempter came to him, he said, If...

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The Bible – God the Father

Download notes here God the Father, 14 John 6:27 Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed. 1 Corinthians 8:6 But to us there is but one God, the Father, of...

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Answers on Facebook to Richard Mendoza

Download notes here Questions by Richard Mendoza, Answers by Daniel Mesa QUESTION 1) Then Jesus Christ the Holy Spirit impregnated the virgin Mary and becomes the Biological Father of Himself? Luke 1:35 says it was the “power of the highest.” That’s the Father. The Spirit of Christ (the Comforter) had not yet been given. John...

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The Almost Overmastering Delusion

Download notes here Christ portrayed Himself as a Lamb… John 1:29 The devil tries to mimic the Savior by dressing up as a wolf in lambs clothing… Matthew 7:15 Christ portrayed Himself as a Root, a plant that bears branches… Revelation 22:16 The devil is said also to be a root that bears branches… Malachi...

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Answers to Questions of Trinitarians of Good Will

Download the notes Answers by Daniel Mesa below in blue. If the Godhead is composed only by the Father and the Son (only two persons), why the Lord Jesus commanded to baptize in the name of three persons? “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of...

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Three Witnesses, Part 2

Review:  1st witness:  the spread of the reformation was mainly because of the printed Bible.  The job of the Jesuits is to stop the reformation which was due primarily to the printed Bible so their real job is to destroy the reformation Bible.  This they tried to do by burning them but this didn’t work...

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Three Witnesses, Part 1

Matthew 7:15  “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves” (note)  why did Jesus say this?  Because He KNEW Acts 20:29  “For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock” (note)  Jesus KNEW that there would...

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50 Hard Questions About the Trinity

Download Notes There are other questions, but these are some that I’ve asked, which God has lead me to have answers for through the truths of God begetting His Son, and His Son giving of His omnipresent Spirit at Pentecost. If you’re willing, I look forward to your answers to these questions: 1. Where is...

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Allos – Comforter in the New Testament

Download PDF 160 times in 141 verses the word “allos” is used in the Greek New Testament. BUT, because most don’t speak Greek, we’ll use the English translations. =) Why? Because we are at the Passover time. This is what Christ was speaking of 2,000 years ago… The verse in question that uses the word...

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The Holy Spirit – According to Sister White

Download Notes The Holy Spirit According to Sister White I. Its nature is a mystery not given to men to explain: 1 . It is not essential for us to be able to define just what the Holy Spirit is. . . . {AA 51.3 1911} The nature of the Holy Spirit is a mystery. Men...

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01 – God the Father – Fundamental Principles from 1889

God the Father (SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLE 1 OF 28 FROM 1889) Download Notes That there is one God (Deuteronomy 6:4; Malachi 2:10; Mark 12:28-34; John 17:3; Romans 3:30; 1 Corinthians 8:4-6; Ephesians 4:4-6; 1 Timothy 2:5; James 2:19), the Father (Matthew 3:17, 17:5; 2 Peter 1:16-18; John 3:16; 2 Corinthians 1:3), a personal, spiritual...

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02 – The Son – Fundamental Principles from 1889

The Son of God (SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLE 2 OF 28 FROM 1889) Download Notes That there is one Lord Jesus Christ (Ephesians 4:4-6; 1 Corinthians 8:6), the Son of the Eternal Father (John 5:18; 1 John 5:11, 13), the one by whom He created all things (Hebrews 1:1-2), and by whom they do consist...

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03 – The Scriptures – Fundamental Principles from 1889

The Holy Scriptures (SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLE 3 OF 28 FROM 1889) Download Notes That the Holy Scriptures (Romans 1:1-2; 2 Timothy 3:15; 2 Peter 1:21; Psalms 119:9-11, 50, 114, 116; Isaiah 30:9-13, 55:10-11) of the Old and New Testaments were (Psalms 12:6, 119:140; Proverbs 30:5; Luke 24:24-27; 2 Timothy 3:16; 1 Peter 1:10-11) given...

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04 – Baptism – Fundamental Principles from 1889

Baptism (SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLE 4 OF 28 FROM 1889) Download Notes That baptism is an ordinance of the Christian church, (Matthew 3:11-17, 21:25, 28:18-20; Mark 1:4-5, 10:36-40, 16:16; Luke 7:29-30; John 1:33, 4:2; Acts 1:5, 2:37-41, 8:12-22, 26-38, 9:17-20, 10:44-48, 11:15-18; 18:24-19:6; 22:16; Romans 6:2-6; 1 Corinthians 1:13-18, 10:1-2, 12:12-13; Galatians 3:27; Ephesians 4:4-6;...

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05 – New Birth – Fundamental Principles from 1889

New Birth (SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLE 5 OF 28 FROM 1889) Download Notes That the new birth (John 3:3-8; 1 Peter 1:22-23) comprises the entire change (2 Corinthians 5:17; Ezekiel 36:24-28) necessary to fit us for the kingdom of God, (Ephesians 5:26-27; Revelation 22:14-15) and consists of two parts; First, a moral change wrought by...

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06-07 – God’s Revelation and World History – Fundamental Principles from 1889

God’s Revelation and World History (SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLE 6-7 OF 28 FROM 1889) Download Notes That prophecy is a part of God’s revelation to man; (John 14:29; 1 Corinthians 12:7-11) that it is included in that Scripture which is profitable for instruction (2 Tim. 3: 16); (2 Timothy 3:16-17) that it is designed for...

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11 – The Ten Commandments – Fundamental Principles from 1889

The Ten Commandments (SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLE 11 OF 28 FROM 1889) Download Notes That God’s moral requirements are the same upon all men in all dispensations; (Psalm 119:43-44; Ecclesiastes 12:13; Isaiah 24:5; Romans 16:26) that these are summarily contained in the commandments spoken by Jehovah from Sinai, (Exodus 20:1-17; Deuteronomy 5:1-22) engraven on the...

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12 – The Sabbath Commandment – Fundamental Principles from 1889

The Sabbath Commandment (SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLE 12 OF 28 FROM 1889) Download Notes That the fourth commandment of this law (Exodus 20:8-11, Deuteronomy 5:12-15) requires that we devote the seventh day of each week, commonly called Saturday, to abstinence from our own labor, and to the performance of sacred and religious duties; (Isaiah 58,...

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14-15 – Christian Lifestyle – Fundamental Principles from 1889

The Christian Lifestyle (SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLE 14-15 OF 28 FROM 1889) Download Notes Principle 14 That the followers of Christ should be a peculiar people, not following the maxims, nor conforming to the ways, of the world; not loving its pleasures nor countenancing its follies; (Romans 12:1-2; 2 Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 2:11-15; 1 Peter...

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16 – Tithe and Offering – Fundamental Principles from 1889

Tithe and Offering (SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLE 16 OF 28 FROM 1889) Download Notes That means for the support of evangelical work among men should be contributed from love to God and love of souls, (Deuteronomy 25:4; 1 Corinthians 9:9; 1 Timothy 5:18; 1 Corinthians 9:3-14) not raised by church lotteries, or occasions designed to...

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17 – Transformation – Fundamental Principles from 1889

Transformation (SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLE 17 OF 28 FROM 1889) Download Notes That as the natural or carnal heart is at enmity with God and his law, (1 Corinthians 2:12-14; James 1:23-25) this enmity can be subdued (Genesis 3:15; Romans 8:1-14; 1 John 3:4-10;) only by a radical transformation of the affections, (Matthew 19:27-30; Romans...

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18 – Obedience – Fundamental Principles from 1889

Obedience (SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLE 18 OF 28 FROM 1889) Download Notes That as all have violated the law of God, (Romans 3:23; Psalm 32; Revelation 12:9) and cannot of themselves render obedience to his just requirements, (Genesis 5:3; Isaiah 64:6; Jeremiah 13:23) we are dependent on Christ, (John 15:5; Colossians 2:9-10) first, for justification...

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19 – Spiritual Gifts – Fundamental Principles from 1889

Spiritual Gifts (SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLE 19 OF 28 FROM 1889) Download Notes That the Spirit of God was promised to manifest itself in the church through certain gifts, enumerated especially in 1 Cor. 12 and Eph. 4; (Romans 12:4-8; 1 Corinthians 12:14-31; Ephesians 4:11-16) that these gifts are not designed to supersede, or take...

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21 – Judgment of the Dead and Living – Fundamental Principles from 1889

Judgment of the Dead and Living (SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLE 21 OF 28 FROM 1889) Download Notes That the time of the cleansing of the sanctuary (See proposition X.), (Daniel 8:14) synchronizing with the time of the proclamation of the third message (Rev. 14:9, 10), (Revelation 14:9-12) is a time of investigative judgment, (Ecclesiastes 3:17,...

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20 – Three Angels Messages – Fundamental Principles from 1889

Spiritual Gifts (SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLE 20 OF 28 FROM 1889) Download Notes That God, in accordance with his uniform dealings with the race, (2 Chronicles 19:7; Acts 10:34-35; Romans 2:11; Ephesians 6:9; 1 Peter 1:16-17) sends forth a proclamation of the approach of the second advent of Christ; (Matthew 25:1-13; Luke 21:28) and that...

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22-25 – Death and Resurrection – Fundamental Principles from 1889

Death and Resurrection (SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLE 22-25 OF 28 FROM 1889) Download Notes Principle 22 That the grave, whether we all tend, expressed by the Hebrew word sheol (1st use: Genesis 37:34-35; translated pit: Numbers 16:30, 33; 1 Samuel 2:6; translated hell: 2 Samuel 22:6; Job 7:9; Psalms 6:5; Ecclesiastes 9:4-10; Isaiah 38:18-19) and...

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26 – Heaven – Fundamental Principles from 1889

Heaven (SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLE 26 OF 28 FROM 1889) Download Notes That these immortalized ones are then taken to heaven, to the New Jerusalem, the Father’s house, in which there are many mansions (John 14:1-3), (1 Corinthians 15:52-53; Revelation 21:1-2, 22-22:5; John 14:1-3) where they reign with Christ a thousand years, judging the world and...