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From Non-Trinitarianism to the Alpha of Deadly Heresies

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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 for hidden treasure.  SpTB02 56

Miller’s Trinitarian Articles of Belief

1822 W. Miller

ART. II. I believe in one living and true God, and that there are three persons in the Godhead, – as there is in man, the body, soul and spirit. And if any one will tell me how these exist, I will tell him how the three persons of the Triune God are connected.

ART. III. I believe that God, by his Son, created man in the image of the Triune God, with a body, soul and spirit; and that he was created a moral agent, capable of living, of obeying, or transgressing the laws of his Maker.   Sylvester Bliss, Memoirs of William Miller, (1853) pages 77,78 – Written at Low Hampton, Sept. 5, 1822

A few years before the disappointment of 1844 Ellen White and her family attended millers meetings in Portland Maine and she makes an interesting statement concerning what was preached.

1840 – 1842 William Miller gave the first and second angel’s messages

In the city of Portland the messages of the first and second angel were given in power by William Miller, Joshua Himes, Josiah Litch, and others.  Lt14-1910

How did Miller give the 1st and 2nd AM if he had such a misunderstanding of who God was?

How could he call people to fear God if he did not know who He was and come out of Babylon if he was still there?

1842 William Miller (Now Non-Trinitarian)

I believe in God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who is a Spirit, omnipresent, omniscient, having all power, creator, preserver, and self-existent. As being holy, just and beneficent, I believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God, having a body in fashion and form like man, divine in his nature, human in his person, godlike in his character and power. He is a Savior for sinners, a priest to God, a mediator between God and man, and King in Zion. He will be all to his people, God with us forever. The spirit of the Most High is in him, the power of the Most High is given him, the people of the Most High are purchased by him, the glory of the Most High shall be with him, and the kingdom of the Most High is his on earth. William Miller’s Works Vol 1 (1842) page 33

What do you think?  Did he change his view on the personality of God?

1835 Joshua V. Himes

At first, they [Adventists] were generally Trinitarians; subsequently they have, almost unanimously, rejected the Trinitarian doctrine as unscriptural.  Joshua V. Himes, 1835

  • William Miller – Baptist
  • Joshua V. Himes – Episcopalian – Christian Connection
  • James White – Baptist – Christian Connection (Non. Trinitarian)
  • W. W. Prescott – Advent Christian (Non. Trinitarian)J. H Waggoner – Baptist
  • E. J. Waggoner – Baptist
  • R. F. Cottrell – Baptist
  • G. I. Butler – Baptist
  • Hiram Edson – Methodist
  • Ellen White – Methodist
  • J. N. Andrews – Methodist
  • J. N. Loughborough – Methodist
  • J. B. Frisbee – Methodist
  • J. Bates – Congregationalist

1854 James White, RH

As fundamental errors, we might class with this counterfeit sabbath other errors which Protestants have brought away from the Catholic church, such as sprinkling for baptism, the trinity, the consciousness of the dead and eternal life in misery. The mass who have held these fundamental errors, have doubtless done it ignorantly; but can it be supposed that the church of Christ will carry along with her these errors till the judgment scenes burst upon the world? We think not.  J. S. White, Review & Herald, September 12, 1854

1855 J. N. Andrews (Ironically, Andrews University named after him)

The doctrine of the Trinity which was established in the church by the council of Nicea, A. D. 325. This doctrine destroys the personality of God, and his Son Jesus Christ our Lord. The infamous measures by which it was forced upon the church which appear upon the pages of ecclesiastical history might well cause every believer in that doctrine to blush.  J. N. Andrews, Review & Herald, March 6, 1855

1861 J.N. Loughborough  (Questions to the RH for Bro. Loughborough)

QUESTION: What serious objection is there to the doctrine of the Trinity?

ANSWER: There are many objections which we might urge, but on account of our limited space we shall reduce them to the three following: 1. It is contrary to common sense. 2. It is contrary to scripture. 3. Its origin is Pagan and fabulous.  The Review and Herald Battle Creek Mich. Nov., 1861

This doctrine of the trinity was brought into the church about the same time with image worship, and keeping the day of the sun, and is but Persian doctrine remodeled.  J. N. Loughborough, Review & Herald, November 5, 1861

1868 J. Bates (Letter to his Trinitarian Father)

Respecting the trinity, I concluded that it was an impossibility for me to believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, was also the Almighty God, the Father, one and the same being. I said to my father, “If you can convince me that we are one in this sense, that you are my father, and I your son; and also that I am your father, and you my son, then I can believe in the trinity.“” J. Bates, The Autobiography of Elder Joseph Bates, pp. 204, 205. 1868

1880 Kellogg RH (At this time a non Trinitarian)

Our reviewer seems to be somewhat displeased at our reference to the doctrine of the trinity, a doctrine which is confessedly in the highest degree unphilosophical, unreasonable, and unreconcilable with common sense, which leads us to conclude that we were not incorrect in supposing him to be a believer in the doctrine.  J. H. Kellogg, Review and Herald, August 19th 1880

1881 J. White (Just months before his death)  BTW, the husband of the prophet…

The Father was greater than the Son in that he was first. The Son was equal with the Father in that he had received all things from the Father.   J. S. White, Review & Herald, January 4, 1881

1882 Uriah Smith (Daniel and the Revelation)  Previous book did contain the word “created”. Don’t know exact circumstances of the change but the book in 1882 now contained language consistent with the Fundamental principles held by the church.

The Scriptures nowhere speak of Christ as a created being, but on the contrary plainly state that he was begotten of the Father. But while as the Son he does not possess a coeternity of past existence with the Father, the beginning of his existence, as the begotten of the Father, antedates the entire work of creation, in relation to which he stands as joint creator with God. John 1:3; Heb 1:2.  U. Smith, Thoughts on the Book of Daniel and the Revelation, p. 430. 1882

1886 EGW, RH

That which was truth in the beginning is truth now. Although new and important truths appropriate for succeeding generations have been opened to the understanding, the present revealings do not contradict those of the past. Every new truth understood only makes more significant the old.  EGW, Review and Herald, March 2, 1886

Dr. Kaiser quoted EGW saying that we have much to unlearn.  It is only the babylonian doctrine that we need to unlearn.

Now we come to the 1888 Minneapolis GC where Jones and Waggoner presented what Ellen Whit call the Third Angel’s Message in verity.

1889 EGW (Every fiber of my heart said, Amen)

I have had the question asked, What do you think of this light that these men are presenting? Why, I have been presenting it to you for the last forty-five years—the matchless charms of Christ. This is what I have been trying to present before your minds. When Brother Waggoner brought out these ideas in Minneapolis, it was the first clear teaching on this subject from any human lips I had heard, excepting the conversations between myself and my husband. I have said to myself, It is because God has presented it to me in vision that I see it so clearly, and they cannot see it because they have never had it presented to them as I have. And when another presented it, every fiber of my heart said, Amen. Ms5-1889

1890 EGW SC 52  (Her first significant work after the 1888 meetings)

They must have His grace, the Spirit of Christ, to help their infirmities, or they cannot resist evil. Jesus loves to have us come to Him just as we are, sinful, helpless, dependent.  SC 52

This SC quote is very similar to the third person statement in DA 671.

1890 Uriah Smith

Question: J. W. W. asks: ‘Are we to understand that the Holy Ghost is a person, the same as the Father and the Son? Some claim that it is, others that it is not.

Answer: The terms ‘Holy Ghost,’ are a harsh and repulsive translation. It should be ‘Holy Spirit’ (hagion pneuma) in every instance. This Spirit is the Spirit of God, and the Spirit of Christ; the Spirit being the same whether it is spoken of as pertaining to God or Christ.‖But respecting this Spirit, the Bible uses expressions which cannot be harmonized with the idea that it is a person like the Father and the Son. ‖Review and Herald, Oct. 28th, 1890

1890 E. J. Waggoner  (Christ and His Righteousness written from shorthand notes taken by Jessie F. Moser) Butler baptized her when she was 9

The Scriptures declare that Christ is “the only begotten son of God.” He is begotten, not created. As to when He was begotten, it is not for us to inquire, nor could our minds grasp it if we were told. The prophet Micah tells us all that we can know about it in these words, “But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall He come forth unto Me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from the days of eternity.” Micah 5:2, margin. There was a time when Christ proceeded forth and came from God, from the bosom of the Father (John 8:42; 1:18), but that time was so far back in the

days of eternity that to finite comprehension it is practically without beginning.    E. J. Waggoner, 1890, Christ and His Righteousness

Waggoner spends an entire chapter on this subject.

1892 EGW (Also in the shadow of both the conference and Waggoner’s book  Ellen White writes tho following)

Jesus is waiting to breathe upon all his disciples, and give them the inspiration of his sanctifying spirit, and transfuse the vital influence from himself to his people. He would have them understand that henceforth they cannot serve two masters. Their lives cannot be divided. Christ is to live in his human agents, and work through their faculties, and act through their capabilities. Their will must be submitted to his will, they must act with his spirit, that it may be no more they that live, but Christ that liveth in them.   ST October 3, 1892, par. 4

1893 EGW, RH (Babylon definition)

The fallen denominational churches are Babylon. Babylon has been fostering poisonous doctrines, the wine of error.  RH September 12, 1893

She now sees error soon will be threatening the church, … which I believe is the “trend” that Dr. Kaiser spoke of.

Reflecting on the time around 1894 H. C. Lacey  (brother in law to Willie White)

As I already stated, I was really a Trinitarian at heart. And I went through Healdsburg College, and Battle Creek College, with a dim sort of a feeling that there was something wrong about our teaching on the Ministry and Personality of the Holy Ghost. (Of course, that term was never used, except in reading from the Bible,—it was always ‘Holy Spirit’ and referred to as ‘it.’) And then in the Testimonies I noticed that, practically everywhere, the same language was used,— ‘Holy Spirit’ ‘it’ ‘its’ etc., as though the ‘Spirit of God’ were an influence, instead of a Person, the Third Person of the Godhead.

Lacey along with Prescott, and A. G. Daniels would later urge their Trinitarian views at the 1919 Bible Conference.

1895 Kellogg (Introduced to Pantheism by a Trinitarian pastor)

…(in 1895) a Dr. A. H. Lewis, editor of the Sabbath Recorder, prominent among Seventh Day Baptists, and steeped in pantheism, visited Battle Creek and was entertained in the Kellogg home (Mrs. Kellogg was a Seventh Day Baptist). Lewis talked his pantheistic views, which did not fall on deaf ears. Kellogg first introduced pantheism publicly in 1897 in a series of talks at the ministerial institute that preceded the General Conference session held in the College View church at Lincoln, Nebraska. 5BIO 281

Desire of Ages 1898  (the supposed change to trinitarianism)  Thomas  gave us some very revealing facts about the “Is all the fullness” quote.  “ original, unborrowed, underived” is also often used as “proof” for this supposed change in theology.

How many have heard the quote “In Him was life, original, unborrowed, underived.”  From DA 530? used to support the trinity?

1897 EGW, ST

The only-begotten Son of the infinite God was in the world, and men knew Him not in His true character.

“In him was life; and the life was the light of men” (John 1:4). It is not physical life that is here specified, but immortality, the life which is exclusively the property of God. The Word, who was with God, and who was God, had this life. Physical life is something which each individual receives. It is not eternal or immortal; for God, the Life-giver, takes it again. Man has no control over his life. But the life of Christ was unborrowed. No one can take this life from Him. “I lay it down of myself” (John 10:18), He said. In Him was life, original, unborrowed, underived. This life is not inherent in man. He can possess it only through Christ. He cannot earn it; it is given him as a free gift if he will believe in Christ as His personal Saviour. “This is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent” (John 17:3). This is the open fountain of life for the world. 1SM 296 (ST April 8, 1897)

1898 U. Smith (“Looking Unto Jesus”)

God alone is without beginning. At the earliest epoch when a beginning could be, – a period so remote that to finite minds it is essentially eternity, – appeared the Word. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” John 1:1.  U. Smith, Looking Unto Jesus, p. 10. 1898

1899 EGW (promotes Thoughts on Daniel and The Revelation along side of two of her own books)

The light given was that Thoughts on Daniel and The Revelation, The Great Controversy, and Patriarchs and Prophets, would make their way. They contain the very message the people must have, the special light God had given His people. The angels of God would prepare the way for these books in the hearts of the people.- Special Instruction Regarding Royalties, p.7  1899  CM 123

Same year

During His humiliation upon this earth, the Spirit had not descended with all its efficacy; and Christ declared that if He went not away, it would not come, but that if He went away, He would send it. It was a representation of Himself, and after He was glorified it was manifest. ST May 17, 1899

Notice her language, HE and IT

1899 A. T. Jones (who at this point Jones had not yet moved from the position held by the rest of the Pioneers.)

He was born of the Holy Ghost. In other words, Jesus Christ was born again. He came from heaven, God’s first-born, to the earth, and was born again. But all in Christ’s work goes by opposites for us: He, the sinless one, was made to be sin in order that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him. He, the living One, the Prince and Author of life, died that we might live. He whose goings forth have been from the days of eternity, the first-born of God, was born again in order that we might be born again.   A. T. Jones, Review & Herald, July 7 – August 1, 1899

1903 Kellogg’s book “Living Temple” is published commercial printer.  Our publishing house burnt down along with Kellogg’s printing plates.

1903 EGW letter to Kellogg

You are not definitely clear on the personality of God, which is everything to us as a people. You have virtually destroyed the Lord God Himself.   Ellen G. White to John Harvey Kellogg,  Letter 300, March 16th 1903

1903 EGW Lt 242

I was shown a platform, braced by solid timbers—the truths of the Word of God. Someone high in responsibility in the medical work was directing this man and that man to loosen the timbers supporting this platform. Then I heard a voice saying, “Where are the watchmen that ought to be standing on the walls of Zion? Are they asleep? This foundation was built by the Master Worker, and will stand storm and tempest. Will they permit this man to present doctrines that deny the past experience of the people of God? The time has come to take decided action.”

The enemy of souls has sought to bring in the supposition that a great reformation was to take place among Seventh-day Adventists, and that this reformation would consist in giving up the doctrines which stand as the pillars of our faith and engaging in a process of reorganization. Were this reformation to take place, what would result? The principles of truth that God in His wisdom has given to the remnant church would be discarded. Our religion would be changed. The fundamental principles that have sustained the work for the last fifty years would be accounted as error. A new organization would be established. Books of a new order would be written. A system of intellectual philosophy would be introduced. The founders of this system would go into the cities and do a wonderful work. The Sabbath, of course, would be lightly regarded, as also the God who created it. Nothing would be allowed to stand in the way of the new movement. Lt242-1903

1903 A. G. Daniels letter to W. C. White

He [Kellogg] then stated that his former views regarding the trinity had stood in his way of making a clear and absolutely correct statement but that within a short time he had come to believe in the trinity and could now see pretty clearly where all the difficulty was and believed that he could clear up the matter satisfactorily.

He told me that he now believed in God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Ghost and his view was that it was God the Holy Ghost and not God the Father that filled all space and every living thing.  Letter, A. G. Daniells to W. C. White Oct 29th 1903

Take a break from the quote: What were his “former views”?  Non-trinitarian.  He said in 1880 that the trinity was unreconcilable with common sense.

1903 Kellogg letter to Butler

As far as I can fathom, the difficulty which is found in ‘The Living Temple’, the whole thing may be simmered down to the question: Is the Holy Ghost a person? You say no. I had supposed the Bible said this for the reason that the personal pronoun ‘he’ is used in speaking of the Holy Ghost. Sister White uses the pronoun ‘he’ and has said in so many words that the Holy Ghost is the third person of the Godhead. How the Holy Ghost can be the third person and not be a person at all is difficult for me to see.

1903 EGW (God has always been) Early response to Kellogg’s book

Again and again during my experience in the Lord’s work, I have been called upon to meet these erroneous sentiments (presented in Living Temple). In every case, clear, powerful light has been given that God is the eternal, self-existent One. From my girlhood I have been given plain instruction that God is a person, and that Christ is “the express image of His person.” God always has been. That which concerns us is not the how or the wherefore. Ms137-1903

1904 EGW Lt 259 Akin to Pantheism

His (Kellogg’s) associate physicians and ministers of the gospel were present. The subject upon which he was speaking was life and the relation of God to all living things. In his presentation he cloaked the matter somewhat, but in reality he was presenting scientific theories which are akin to pantheism. He presented them as being of the highest value. Lt259-1904

1904 EGW Ms 46

We know that Christ came in person to reveal God to the world. God is a person, and Christ is a person. Christ is spoken of in the Word as “the brightness of His Father’s glory, and the express image of His person.” …

Responding to Kellogg’s misunderstanding of “person”.

The battle has nearly killed me. I saw what was coming in, and I saw that our brethren were blind. They did not realize the danger. Our young people, especially, were in danger. They delighted in the beautiful representations—God in the flower, God in the leaf, God in the tree. But if God be in these things, why not worship them? Ms46-1904

1904 EGW “His own Spirit into the seed”

Fathers and mothers, teach your children of the wonder-working power of God. His power is manifest in every plant, in every tree that bears fruit. Take the children into the garden and explain to them how He causes the seed to grow. The farmer plows his land and sows the seed, but he cannot make the seed grow. He must depend upon God to do that which no human power can do. The Lord puts His own Spirit into the seed, causing it to spring into life. Under His care the germ breaks through the case enclosing it and springs up to develop and bear fruit. 8T 326.4

If she believed in “GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT” then she could never have rebuked Kellogg for saying God is in the leaf, God is in the tree etc.

1904 EGW Ms 46 (Again)

We know that Christ came in person to reveal God to the world. God is a person, and Christ is a person. Christ is spoken of in the Word as “the brightness of His Father’s glory, and the express image of His person.” Ms46-1904

1904 EGW (a most Startling Nature)

We have now before us the alpha of this danger. The omega will be of a most startling nature.   Special Testimonies Series B, No. 2 page 16,  July 24th 1904

In the book “Living Temple” there is presented the alpha of deadly heresies. The omega will follow, and will be received by those who are not willing to heed the warning God has given. Ellen G. White, Special Testimonies Series B No. 2, page 50, letter, August 7 1904

If the “Alpha of deadly heresies’ was one man writing one book and influencing some doctors and ministers at one school, can you imagine what the “Omega” might be?

1904 EGW, 8T (concerning the Fundamental Principles)

I beseech those who are laboring for God not to accept the spurious for the genuine. Let not human reason be placed where divine, sanctifying truth should be. Christ is waiting to kindle faith and love in the hearts of His people. Let not erroneous theories receive countenance from the people who ought to be standing firm on the platform of eternal truth. God calls upon us to hold firmly to the fundamental principles that are based upon unquestionable authority. 8T 298

800 lb Gorilla in the room

Fundamental Principles (reprinted in the yearbook 1905 to 1914)   Here is the introduction and the two principles in question.

Seventh-Day Adventists have no creed but the bible; but they hold to certain well-defined points of faith, for which they feel prepared to give a reason “to every man that asketh” them.  The following propositions may be taken as a summary of the principal features of their religious faith, upon which there is, so far as is known, entire unanimity throughout the body.  They believe—

1. That there is one God, a personal, spiritual being, the Creator of all things, omnipotent, omniscient, and eternal; infinite in wisdom, holiness, justice, goodness, truth, and mercy; unchangeable, and every where present by his representative, the Holy Spirit.  Psalm 139:7

2. That there is one Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Eternal Father, the one by whom he created all thing’s, and by whom they do consist;” (1905 SDA year book, page 188, Fundamental principles)

Ellen White remained and died in a church who’s official position was non-trinitarian.   If this biblical language was used in our current FBs then we would not be in the mess we are in today.

1905 EGW

Those who seek to remove the old landmarks are not holding fast; they are not remembering how they have received and heard. Those who try to bring in theories that would remove the pillars of our faith concerning the sanctuary or concerning the personality of God or of Christ, are working as blind men. They are seeking to bring in uncertainties and to set the people of God adrift without an anchor. MR 760 9.5

Instruction has been given me that the important books containing the light that God has given regarding Satan’s apostasy in heaven, should be given wide circulation just now; for through them the truth will reach many minds. ‘Patriarchs and Prophets,’ Daniel and the Revelation and ‘Great Controversy’ are needed now as never before. General Conference Bulletin, Review and Herald, June 1st 1905

Nothing is so precious to me as to know that Christ is my Saviour. I appreciate the truth, every jot of it, just as it has been given to me by the Holy Spirit for the last fifty years. I desire everyone to know that I stand on the same platform of truth that we have maintained for more than half a century. That is the testimony I desire to bear on the day that I am seventy-eight years of age. —Manuscript 142, 1905, 1, 2. 4MR 44

1905 S. N. Haskell

Back in the ages, which finite mind cannot fathom, the Father and Son were alone in the universe. S. N. Haskell, The Story of the Seer of Patmos, pages 93-94, 1905

No mention here of the Holy Spirit.

Christ was the first begotten of the Father, and to Him Jehovah made known the divine plan of Creation. Ibid

Again this is very non-trinitarian.

In the same chapter Haskell wrote…

Christ was the firstborn in heaven; He was likewise the firstborn of God upon earth, and heir to the Father’s throne. Christ, the firstborn, though the Son of God, was clothed in humanity, and was made perfect through suffering. He took the form of man, and through eternity, He will remain a man. Ibid, pages 98-99

In a later chapter called ‘The Great Controversy’, Haskell said…

Before the creation of our world, “there was war in heaven.” Christ and the Father covenanted together; and Lucifer, the covering cherub, grew jealous because he was not admitted into the eternal councils of the Two who sat upon the throne. Ibid, page 217

1906 EGW

The truths given us after the passing of the time in 1844 are just as certain and unchangeable as when the Lord gave them to us in answer to our urgent prayers. The visions that the Lord has given me are so remarkable that we know that what we have accepted is the truth. This was demonstrated by the Holy Spirit. Light, precious light from God, established the main points of our faith as we hold them today. E. G. White, Manuscript Releases Volume 1, p. 5

1906 EGW, Ms 39 about AT Jones

I am sorry for A. T. Jones, who has been warned over and over again. Notwithstanding these warnings, he has allowed the enemy to fill his mind with thoughts of self-importance. Heed not his words, for he has rejected the plainest light and has chosen darkness instead. The Holy One hath given us messages clear and distinct, but some poor souls have been blinded by the falsehoods and the deceptive influences of satanic agencies and have turned from truth and righteousness to follow these fallacies of satanic origin. Ms39-1906

1907 AT Jones (“The Christian Church”)

And the Holy Spirit is a Person. This great truth is not recognized, indeed, it is not believed, by more than a very few even of Christians. For everybody knows that almost invariably, with very, very few exceptions, the Holy Spirit is referred to and spoken of by Christians as “it.” But the word “it” never applies to a person. The word “it,” in the very genius of our language refers and applies to only things, never to persons; to things of inanimate substance, as a stone, a house, a tree; or to things of concept or experience, as space, height, breadth, peace, joy, grief, an impression, an influence. But the Holy Spirit is none of these: the Holy Spirit is not an influence, nor an impression, nor peace, nor joy, nor any thing. The Holy Spirit gives peace, and gives joy, assuages grief, makes an impression, exerts an influence; but the Holy Spirit is none of these things, nor any other thing. No, eternally, no! The Holy Spirit is a Person, eternally a divine Person. And he must be always recognized and spoken of as a Person, or he is not truly recognized or spoken of at all. The Christian Church 201-202

1908 EGW to Haskel about AT Jones

We did not see anything to encourage us in the hope that Elder Jones is coming out from the darkness that is upon him. He feels that he understands himself; but he is as the blind and is feeling about, to know what step to take next. I felt that I must speak plainly to him. I told him that notwithstanding the warnings that had been given regarding Dr. Kellogg’s influence over him, he had gone into the very path he had been cautioned not to take; he had not spiritual discernment to understand the doctor’s religious standing. I told him that he had become Dr. Kellogg’s voice to the people.  Lt234-1908.6

1910 EGW to A.G. Daniels (Daniels and Prescott have now lost confidence in our literature)

Message after message has come to me from the Lord concerning the dangers surrounding you and Elder Prescott. I have seen that Satan would have been greatly pleased to see Elders Prescott and Daniells undertake the work of a general overhauling of our books that have done a good work in the field for years. But neither of you is called of God to that work.

I have been instructed that the Lord is not the author of the proposal to make many changes in books already published. Lt70-1910

1915 EGW (Final Warning)

“I tell you now, that when I am laid to rest, great changes will take place.

“I do not know when I shall be taken; and I desire to warn all against the devices of the devil.

“I want the people to know that I warned them fully before my death.

“I do not know especially what changes will take place; but they should watch every conceivable sin that Satan will try to immortalize.” Ms1-1915

Changes did take place,

our religion was changed,

books of a new order,

the Fundamental Principles held by the church for over 50 years are being counted as error.

The Church is not a building, it is not an organization….  It is all who keep the commandments of GOD and the FAITH OF JESUS!  GOD AND JESUS!