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The truth is that ³God´ for the
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note the following inescapable truth of how bona fide Adventism uses
the word ³God´ in a collective sense.

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$%2cho is ³called God´, and is to be ³worshipped´ or
³served´, according to the Bible? Many fail to recognize the truth here,
even though they read this passage over and over. This verse refers to
the true God, not to false gods, despite various Bible commentaries have
literally so translated this verse, simply because they recognize the
inescapable, inherent or internal #' element in this verse. It is
obvious that Satan would not ³oppose´ or ³exalt himself´ above false
gods (his own inventions) since they fulfill his purpose, but clearly he
has and always will continue to be opposed to ³ ALL that is called God´
in the true and highest sense. Mrs. chite sheds light on this verse in
Chapter 3 of the book ³Great Controversy´, by relating it specifically to
the Jehovah Godhead. After quoting this verse, Mrs. chite 6$%
the very same verse this way:

³«Compromise between paganism and Christianity resulted in« µthe


man of sin¶ foretold in prophecy OPPOSING AND EXALTING
HIMSELF AGAINST *GOD´ rnot µgods¶, but the proper noun
³God´].
-E.G. White- Great Controversy
See the first page, and pages 50-51, of Chapter 3 (or the whole chapter)
of that book for confirmation of this truth. Yet notice that this verse
distinctly refers to '!'!'%%!'!$%  a
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chy? A few quotes will make you see the truth.

1. ³Thou shalt worship the Lord (Jehovah) thy Godrthe Father]and


Him *only shalt thou serve´- Jesus- Matthew 4:10

K. ³And Thomas answered and said unto HimrJesus]*MY LORD


(Jehovah) and MY GODrµO Theosmou¶, or /! God of me¶]. Jesus
said unto him, Thomas because thou hast seen ME, thou hast
believed: blessed are they that have not seen ME and yet have
believed´r o you?]
- John 20:28

³ And again, when HE rthe Father] bringeth in the firstbegottenrJesus]


into the world rthat is, into our world at Jesus¶ incarnation], He saith,
and let all the angels of God worship HimrJesus, the man]´. l
ebrews 1:6

´. ³The Spirit of the Lordspake by me¶ and *HISrthe Spirit¶s] word


was in my tongue. The GODof Israel rthe Spirit]said, the Rockof
Israelrthe Spirit]spake by me...´ Davi - 2 Samuel 23:2,3
³«Why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to theHoly Ghost«thou
hast not lied unto men but unto GODrthe Spirit]´. leter- Acts 5:3,4

But isn¶t this confusing? Are there three (3) ³Lord (Jehovah) God´ or
³God of Israel´? Is there more than one Person called ³Jehovah God´?
Are there others, in addition to the Father, truly called ³GOD´, and ³in
the highest sense´, despite the Bible declare ³one God, the Father´, as
recorded in Deuteronomy 6:4 and 1Corintians 8:6? Let us see how
Adventism historically saw the truth.
In 1872 Adventists declared in its µFundamental Principles¶ that,
quote:
³There is One God, a personal spiritual being who is the Creator of all
things«and is everywhere present by His Representative, the Holy
Spirit´2
However, the µofficial and inspired voice¶ in Seventh-day Adventism
subsequently (or later) made it clear that this  5#' ³PERSONAL
GOD´ exists from ³all eternity´ as a ³UNITY OF CHRIST WITH
HIS FATHER´2 Yes, a UNITY!! Here is this amazing truth again for
you to contemplate dear reader:

***³The existence of arsingular]Personal Godrnot µpersonal Gods¶]the


UNITY OF Christ with His Fatherra plurality of Persons] lies at the foundation
of all true sciencerand true religion]´

-E.G. White- Manuscript 30, Oct. 29,1904- quoted in ³The Upward Look´(1986),
pg. 316
So the truth is that 1%! Paul (1
Cor. 8:6) and µSpirit of
Prophecy¶ (Mrs. chite¶s
writings) instruct the Seventh-
day Adventist Church to
recognize, by the authority of
µscripture compared with
scripture¶, that our ³Personal
God´ is clearly the Father, who
has always been revealed in a
UNITY with His eternal Son,
and this ³Personal God´ is
everywhere present by His
very real and µPersonal¶
Representative, the Holy
Spirit! Adventism¶s leading
pioneer and writer put it this
way:

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how, to Mrs. chite, ÷every
attribute of ivine nature´
equates with whom she
described as ÷Go ´ and whom she distinctly calls ÷the Eternal Go hea ´
of Father Son, and Holy Spirit«all three united!!

³Have you been born again? Have you become a new being in Christ
Jesus? Then co-operate with the three great powers of heaven *who
rall three called ³who´] are working in your behalf. Doing this you will
reveal to the world the principles of righteousness«God says,rnotice
after this whom she means says this] "Come out from among them, and
be ye separate, . . . and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive
you, and will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and
daughters, saith the Lord Almighty." This is the pledge of rnot one
person, but]the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spiritri.e. the *pledge to
receive and be a Father to you]; made to you if you will keep your
baptismal vow, and touch not the unclean thing« In order to deal
righteously with the world, as members of the royal family, children of
the heavenly King, Christians must feel their need of a power, which
comes only from the rthree] heavenly agencies that have pledged
themselves to work in man's behalf. After we have formed a union with
the great THREEFOLD POWER rsingular  collective], we shall regard
our duty toward the members of God's family with a sacred awe.´

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"When we have accepted Christ, and in the name of the Father, and of
the Son, and of the Holy Spirit have pledged ourselves to serve God, the
Father, Christ and the Holy Spirit²the three dignitaries and powers of
heaven²pledge themselves that every facility shall be given to us if we
carry out our baptismal vows to come out from among them, and
be...separate."

-E.G. chite, SDA Bible Commentary Vol. 6, pg. 1075²

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of Prophecy´ testimony:

³But unto the Son rJesus] He rthe Father]saith, Thy throne *O God is
forever«And Thou *LORD r³Jehovah´-Ps. 102:1,25] in the beginning laid the
foundation of the earth ´- ebrews 1:8,10.
³Hosea will tell you, He rJesus] is µthe LORD rJehovah] God of Hosts, The
LORD rthe name Jehovah] is His memorial¶, Hosea 1K:5´
E.G. White- Desire of Ages, pg. 578-579

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³God´, simply because he never became man
like Jesus). That is part of the ³mystery of
godliness´.
Note carefully below how true Adventism sees Jesus as ³God´:

³Think of the life of Moses«Paul in his


epistle to the Hebrews says, µfor he endured
as seeing Him who is invisible rHebrews
11:27]. Moses had a deep sense of the
presence of GOD. He saw GOD. He was not
only looking down through the ages to a
Christ that would be revealed rGod
manifested], but rin reality, and at that very
time]he saw ChristrGod]in a special manner
accompanying the children of Israel in all
their travelsr1Corintians10: 1-5]. God rChrist] was real to Him and present in his
thoughts. When called upon to face danger«for Christ¶s rGod¶s] sake, he was
persevering« God rChrist] was to Him a present help in every time of need´.
-E.G. White-Letter 42, April 7, 1886  or in ÷ he Upwar Look´(1986) pg.
111.

³Papal roman Catholic] priests pretended« to convert the simple


bread and wine into the actual µbody and blood of *CHRIST¶« with
blasphemous presumption, they openly claim to the power of creating
*GOD rChrist], the Creator of all things«´

- E.G. White- Great Controversy, pgs. 59-60

Notice that Mrs. chite saw Jesus as God, to the point where the words
³Christ´ and ³God´ were interchangeable to her without any need for
clarification. ;#$'-' %-@#!! '!::'!
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&,$!! '!2 But the question is, was Jesus just ³God´ on
earth on behalf of His (unseen) Father, or in His Father¶s µabsence¶, but
is not ³God´ in His Father¶s presence along with Him in Heaven? Note
again what Adventists really believe:

³From everlastingrMicah 5:2/salms 93:2] He rJesus] was the


Mediator of the Covenant r ebrews 7:3]« was *GOD essentially and
*IN THE HIGHESTrnothing higher] SENSE« rexisting] from *ALL
ETERNITY GOD OVER ALLrom. 9:5]« a distinct rseparate]
Person, yet one runite ] with the Father´.
E.G. chite- Review and Herald, April, 1906

³The Son of God was the acknowledged *SOVEREIGN rsupreme


ruler¶] of Heaven, *ONErequal an unite ] in power and
*AUTHORITY with the Father´.
lE.G. chite- Great Controversy, pg. 494

³Christ ascended to Heaven rafter coming to earth as Go ‰ amidst a


cloud of angels who glorified Him saying µwho is this King of Glory?¶
rso e is not just rince of eaven¶] And from thousand times ten
thousands the answer comes, the LORDrJehovah], *HE rJesus] IS the
King of Glory´.
E.G. chite- Signs of the Times, May 10, 1899 and
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That is very clear dear reader about Jesus and the Father *  being
recognized and served as ³God over all´ and as ³Jehovah´.
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But the next obvious question is, cHY DO ADVENTISTS ALSO
REGARD AND SERVE (EVEN PRAY TO) THE HOLY SPIRIT AS
GOD?
Here is the absolute, undeniable truth about what SDAs eventually cane
to believe about the Spirit in the following references:

³You are baptized in the name of the Father, of the Son, and of the
Holy Ghost. You are raised up out of the water to live henceforth in
newness of life--to live a new life. You are born unto God, and you
stand under the sanction and the power of THE THREE HOLIEST
*BEINGS IN HEAVEN, who are able to keep you from
falling«When I feel oppressed, and hardly know how to relate
myself toward the work that God has given me to do, I just *CALL
UPON THE THREE GREAT WORTHIES, and say; You know I
cannot do this work in my own strength. You must work in me, and
by me and through me, sanctifying my tongue, sanctifying my spirit,
sanctifying my words, and bringing me into a position where my
spirit shall be susceptible to the movings of the Holy Spirit of God
upon my mind and character. And this is the prayer that every one
of us may offer. . .´
-E.G. chite, Manuscript elease, Vol.7, pgs. 267, 268
(Ms 95, 1906, pp. 8-12, 14-17  "Lesson from Romans 15," October
20, 1906.)

³When we have accepted Christ, and in the name of the Father, and of
the Son, and of the Holy spirit, have pledged ourselves to
*SERVErworship]r1] God, the Father, r2] Christ andrthir ly]*THE
HOLY SPIRIT, the Three Dignitaries rersons of important position,
high rank or office¶-Oxfor ictionary] and Powers of Heaven, pledge
Themselves that every facility shall be given us if we carry out
our«vows´
E.G. chite- Manuscript 85,1901

³God is a Spirit«´ -John 4:24


³The Lord is the Spirit«´ - 2 Cor.
3:17,18
³The Spirit of the Lord ris]«The God
of Israel«ran ‰ the Rock of Israel«´
±2 Samuel 23:2,3
³«To lie to the Holy Ghost? Thou
has«lied to GOD´ -Acts 5:3,4,9
³Thou shalt worship ronly] the Lord thy God rwho ³is the Spirit´] and
Him *only shalt thou *SERVE´ rworship] -Matthew 4:10
Now *,! % ! %!!%1³SERVED´2c!$' 
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Adventist. The foregoing references, among others, clearly show why
Mrs. chite could make such an amazing statement, and even
exemplified prayer directed to Him along with the Father and the Son 
the ³three holiest beings in Heaven´.  % !%-
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called God, or that is worshipped´ (2 Thessalonians 2:4) in the Godhead.
She even made it absolutely clear that the Spirit is separate from Christ
Himself, though he effectively ³personifies´ Christ (and the Father):

³The Holy Spirit is the Comforter, in Christ's name. He


personifiesrrepresent] Christ, yet is a distinct personality´ l Manuscript
Release,Vol. 20

That¶s plain and doesn¶t µbeat around the bush¶. The Spirit is ! ³third´
being of the ³three holiest beings of heaven´. Plain and simple!! The
words ³three´ and ³beings´ CANNOT be explained away or watered
down, as some on the fringes of Adventism often seek to do!! The Holy
Spirit is %! God the Father or Christ themselves literally in personage,
but is their ³Representative´ (as used so often by Mrs. chite). He is a
³third´ Godhead being and operates as if the other two themselves are
present. And the word ³Representative´ speaks rather eloquently in this
regard. Much more will be said on the Holy Spirit later in this
presentation. But in conclusion here, it must be reiterated that:

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