Flee out of the midst of Babylon… (Jeremiah 51:6

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To obey God in these last days we must: Reject the Trinity doctrine “The deceptive errors that are widespread, and that are leading the world captive, are to be unveiled.” {9T 242.3} Having stated the purpose of this particular study, before going into principles, it is important to state why in, God’s order, this is necessary. Many, who have any knowledge of the subject of the Trinity, know this issue as a VERY divisive issue and most having that knowledge may feel inclined to stay away from discussion concerning this. We pray that you would tarry and consider what we say; for this is an issue which must be addressed. We will now state the reasons why, in God’s order, we must seriously address the Trinity doctrine before the end come: “The Lord's time to set things in order has fully come.” {21MR 448.5} 1.) The Trinity is error… which the church has now placed upon the platform of the Seventh-day Adventist doctrinal foundation. Rejecting light from heaven and accepting in its place error causes us to lose spiritual perception from degree to degree until the light we once had becomes midnight darkness… 2.) In doing so the church has “set up false standards” (or given false witness); the church has allowed “the banner (to)be lowered” because its doctrinal committees have “abandon(ed) their position and join(ed) the ranks of the opposition, By uniting with the world”. How has the SDA church, as a Corporate denomination, come to see vital doctrines such as the Godhead (# 2 of 28 fundamental doctrines), in the same “light” as the churches who do not accept the sanctuary doctrine and are “left in perfect darkness”? 3.) “It is a backsliding church that lessens the distance between itself and the Papacy.” {ST, February 19, 1894 par. 4} 4.) Most importantly to the closing work of the Day of Atonement : accepting this error of the Trinity has darkened the church’s understanding of our own sanctuary doctrine, where she should have been receiving advanced light upon this subject to give to the world. “He (Satan) has blinded the spiritual eyesight, and deceptive, delusive imaginings are taking the place of the word of life and truth. Some in exalted positions of responsibility are sustaining error in the place of truth. Satan makes his delusions most attractive, clothing error in the garments of truth, so that it seems the most desirable thing to possess. The minds of many whom we would naturally suppose would see things clearly, are blinded as with a bewitching sophistry of error… There is no safety in their present experience. They need to be convicted and converted by eating the word of God, believing it just as it reads, interpreting it

correctly, not weaving the messages sent by God to save His people, into their own sophistries, making them speak in favor of fables that undermine the foundation established by the Lord for His commandment-keeping people. Satan will continue to bring in his erroneous theories and to claim that his sentiments are true. Seducing spirits are at work. I am to meet the danger positively, denying the right of any one to use my writings to serve the devil's purpose to allure and deceive the people of God… One thing will follow another in spiritual sophistry, to deceive if possible the very elect.” {SpTB07 5.2,6.1} We know that the SDA doctrinal committees have taught us that it was following increased “light”, and the writings of EGW which brought the SDA church out of a non-Trinitarian position to, now, what is an “officially” Trinitarian position. While we do not endorse all the reasons most of our SDA pioneers were non-Trinitarians (reasons such as denying the eternal, “uncreated” Deity of Christ and saying the Trinity meant believing in three Gods), we do believe that they were correct in being suspicious of the Trinity doctrine. Our SDA pioneers knew that Catholic Church openly proclaims that the doctrine of the Trinity is their root and primary doctrine; it is the fountain from which all of their other erroneous doctrines spring. The pioneers thought it would be very dangerous to conceive the Godhead in the same light (or “in nearly the same light” – The Great Controversy page 608 par. 2) as the Catholic Church. We believe the time as arrived for us to whole-heartedly reject the supposition that the writings of EGW are supportive of the denomination accepting and now promulgating the Trinity doctrine. We are now endeavoring to show that in the Spirit of Prophecy there was always given heavenly Truth necessary to correct the errors of our SDA pioneers, while at the same time keep us in the Way of advancing light, without bringing us fully into the camp of professing Trinitarians. _____________________________________________________________________________________ In this study we will address this topic in three aspects: - The purpose of the SDA church as God’s standard of witness in the world - The Trinity error we still hold, even if we don’t accept the Trinity doctrine exactly the same as the Catholic Church. - How this has eclipsed light we should have been advancing concerning the atonement and our sanctuary doctrine. _____________________________________________________________________________________ God’s purpose for the Seventh day Adventist church: Called to Be Witnesses

but to then go forth and officially add the Trinity into its fundamental beliefs. . even though many speak about the apostasy they see in the SDA church and claim is all pervading. and how we carry ourselves before a faithless world. and to men" (1 Cor." We are to be a people distinct from the world. Our banner to the world is also represented by our fundamental beliefs which. On them is shining wonderful light from the word of God. are promulgated so that those who would know can access and see what God’s people ascribe to. these people cannot prove that the apostasy they see in certain individual churches will necessarily affect every other church a seeking believer in Christ might visit in search for the light of Truth. 4:9). In doing this the Corporate Seventh Day Adventist church has set up a false standard.” {9T 19. There is no other work of so great importance. 1889. in an unprecedented fashion. all the world has proof.1} When the Corporate SDA church made the change to not only belief as a denomination. raised high so that all who would flee to safety and place themselves fully on the Lord’s side might see and know where to run to. by internet and publications. A standard. The banner the Lord God of hosts has given us has inscribed upon it: “The commandments of God and the faith of Jesus” (Rev. They are to allow nothing else to absorb their attention. Now. He purposed that we should go on from strength to strength until we had been completely divested of error and man’s theories. There are those who know something of the doctrines we claim to believe. The reason the Trinity is such an indictment against the SDA church is. 14:12). The angels of heaven are looking upon us. The eyes of the world are upon us. They have been given a work of the most solemn import--the proclamation of the first. They are waiting to see what kind of influence we exert. To them has been entrusted the last warning for a perishing world.1} God raised up our church to be witness to Bible Truth in the world. until we had left every vestige of worldly philosophy and Romish doctrine. second. In the Trinity doctrine is the only place where anyone can now study our fundamental beliefs and openly discern backsliding (apostasy) and error where we have tried to bring our beliefs into harmony with the other churches by accepting a form of this doctrine. {2SM 386. it reached a very critical juncture in SDA history. and we are observed by many of whom we have no knowledge. The World is Watching “God's commandment-keeping people are described by the prophet as "men wondered at. June 18. a banner. the Lord’s standard is a beacon. and they are noting the effect of our faith upon our characters. "We are made a spectacle unto the world. and to angels.--The Review and Herald. and third angels' messages. which they need not find by “secret search” (Jer.“In a special sense Seventh-day Adventists have been set in the world as watchmen and light bearers.

4} This obviously infers we should have been growing further away from Rome. meaning they are of one. It is therefore the source of all the other mysteries of faith. I will plead with thee.2:34.” {ST. 18:3). Catholic Trinity doctrine claims that the Godhead is one single essence (meaning being) yet They are still. The Catholics believe that the Persons of the Trinity are Consubstantial. February 19. that the Corporate SDA Church has come down from the exalted platform of eternal Truth to accept the same error and drink the same wine all other nations (and fallen churches) have drunk (Rev. etc. single uncreated essence. “Because thou sayest”… (Rev. because thou sayest. three separate Persons.56 Sunday sacredness. This is giving a false witness to the world… and seeing God’s denominated church in the earth. it is claimed to have their source in the Trinity doctrine. 1894 par. It is the mystery of God in himself. impossibly. which is “the pillar and ground of the truth” (1 Tim. the root of all Catholic errors: the fountain of all Babylonian wine It is time that every SDA understand what the Catholic Church proclaims about their very own Trinity doctrine: (the following is taken directly from the Catholic Catechism) “234 The mystery of the Most Holy Trinity is the central mystery of Christian faith and life. not coming closer to them. natural immortality of the soul. This is pure . Because I am innocent. It is the most fundamental and essential teaching in the "hierarchy of the truths of faith". the light that enlightens them. surely His anger shall turn from me.35). is something the Lord takes very seriously. the blasphemous Eucharist. we should have been becoming a MORE distinct people through the light of Truth. Behold. It seems as though the Corporate SDA Church has taken a position as close to the central tenants of the Catholic Trinity doctrine as they could without directly stating that the SDA church now believes in a Consubstantial Trinity. 3:15-19) Jeremiah 2:35 “Yet thou sayest. The Trinity. 3:15) giving false witness because of backsliding. I have not sinned…” The next issue with accepting the Trinity doctrine is found in the following statement from the pen of EGW: ““It is a backsliding church that lessens the distance between itself and the Papacy. Therefore the Father’s essence is primary and that Jesus the Son is eternally born or “generated” from the Father’s essence and the Holy Spirit “proceeds” from both of them.

What is the church’s commission? . Son.To proclaim the Truth as it is in Jesus. . The SDA church did not confess a Trinity as long as EGW was alive. Son and Holy Spirit… So maybe the Corporate SDA church is saying that they do believe in a Consubstantial Trinity. even as do the Roman Catholic Church. it is not really clear that the Corporate SDA Church does not view the Trinity exactly as the Catholic Church. unborrowed. original.error. We have called for people to “come out of Babylon” by leaving her errors and the churches who propagate error as doctrine. know that “In Christ is life. a unity of three co-eternal Persons. was chosen the same formula which the Catholic Church assented to in the Nicene-Constantinopolatin Creed: “There is one God: Father.” This is essentially agreeing with the findings of the Nicaea and Constantinople councils where the Catholic church perfected the Trinity doctrine and claimed that there is ONE GOD. and the one God is: Triune: Father. underived”. For the 28 fundamental beliefs summary statement of the doctrine of the Trinity. How then could we teach a former Catholic that the Catholic belief in a Consubstantial Trinity is false as it is contrary to Bible revelation and makes of none effect the doctrine of the sanctuary. taken from EGW’s book The Desire of Ages (page 530). why did the Corporate SDA Church choose to call this belief a Trinity if we do not belief in the Trinity exactly as the Catholic Church? First of all. eternal punishment in hellfire and Sunday sacredness are errors and contrary to Bible teaching. If Roman Catholic Consubstantial Trinity doctrine is error. the why do we proclaim the same? The following scenario is a very realistic situation which probably happens often around the world: Suppose a person who having been raised in the Catholic Church is brought into the Bible Truth and comes to study at a Seventh day Adventist Church.“ 28 fundamental beliefs of the Corporate SDA church While this statement. with former Catholics. underived. unborrowed. it is the duty of the church to teach them that doctrines like purgatory and the Eucharistic mass are also errors. because SDA’s who believe in the veracity of the Spirit of Prophecy. “In Christ is life. SDA’s have been foremost in Christendom of openly enlightening the other churches that such wine of Babylon as natural immortality of the soul. and Holy Spirit. when the Corporate SDA Church currently espouses a Trinity doctrine? It is not as if it was necessary to accept a version of the Trinity express the Truth about God. original. Certainly. does appear in the body of the explanation of “the Trinity” in the SDA 28 fundamental beliefs.

SDA’s gave a clear witness that we are not in harmony with Catholic thought. which is common to any version accepted While it cannot be clearly demonstrated whether the Corporate SDA Church believes in a Consubstantial Trinity as do the Catholics (as we explained earlier. even before the entrance of sin.the lethal consequences of accepting and promoting error . no matter what version of it one espouses. It seems as though the way the Corporate SDA Church has chosen to express their belief in the Trinity is such that they can pretend to agree with Catholics and Evangelicals if threatened with being called a “cult” or heretics for not believing the orthodox conception of God in the Trinity. While we know that certainly the Holy Spirit existed for all eternity. * Yet we shall give a brief review.SDA’s used terms like “The Godhead” or “a Heavenly Trio” or a unity of “three Living Persons” to describe the three Persons of the Godhead. we will now show what error is still clearly accepted. Every version of the Trinity doctrine teaches that God the Father. Biblically speaking and in the light of the Spirit of Prophecy. But now we have changed and have taken a position that makes our witness to the world more indistinct and dulls the line of demarcation between the SDA Corporate Church and Rome. when Jesus came down from heaven and took upon Him humanity (this we reviewed in the study on the Incarnation). that is not true. He was not separate from the Person of Jesus Christ until the Incarnation. this error is common to any belief in the Trinity. let us consider the following three items before moving on to discuss the sanctuary light which the Trinity doctrine has been blocking: . while at the same time claim that their belief in the Trinity is in line with the Bible and true to the writings of EGW called “the Spirit of Prophecy…But is the latter supposition true? Three issues still to address Now. that the Bible and the Bible alone is our guide and foundation of all of our doctrines. Jesus the Son and the Holy Spirit were always three separate Persons from all eternity past.the Trinity error the Corporate SDA Church at present time clearly accepts . the wording in the full explanation text in the 28 fundamental beliefs body for the Trinity is not definitive as whether they accept or reject a Consubstantial Trinity).how rejection of light and acceptance of error in its place will ultimately affect our stance on the Sabbath. To be sure. The Trinity error. which shows that Christ and the Holy Spirit were not separate before the incarnation: .

but in the beginning. to save much people alive. This.2 This is the Biblical record of Who were there in the beginning… EGW tells us that “Christ. the only begotten of God. Spiritually lethal consequences of rejecting light and accepting error in its place We now declare that it was the SDA church leaders’ rejection of the light in the “Justification by faith” message brought in 1888. The consequences of rejection of light are taught in the Bible: . The most important of these truths the Trinity hides from view is the understanding we must have that the Holy Spirit is given to us by Jesus as “the Soul of His life” which He separated in an eternal sacrifice so that we might receive His own everlasting Life. and the Word was with God. even before the Incarnation.” Gen. from its very inception. and the Word was God. Jesus is called “the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world”. eclipses many revealed Truths which are necessary to receive advancing light until perfection. (he) thought evil against (us). the Holy Spirit was separated as an eternal sacrifice in consequence of the entrance of sin into God’s universe. the Word. to bring to pass. sin has brought to the heart of God”.The Bible tells us “In the beginning was the Word. but God meant it unto good. The rejection of light Jesus sends from heaven has very serious consequences. The same was in the beginning with God” John 1:1. in character. which are now manifest in the current day Corporate SDA Church. that the eternal sacrifice of the separation of Jesus from His Own Holy Spirit and the creation of the earth and humans must be accomplished. was one with the eternal Father--one in nature. this represents “the pain that. before the inception of sin. “The inception of sin”. the church should clearly teach and promulgate and apply this understanding to what she already knows about the sanctuary and the cleansing efficacy of Jesus’ blood.1} being that EGW declares that Jesus was “the only being that could enter into all the counsels and purposes of God”…If the Holy Spirit was a separate Person since eternity past.50:20 The belief that the Holy Spirit has been a separate Person from Jesus for all eternity. it was not so. “But as for (Lucifer). made it necessary “according to the revelation of the mystery. in purpose--the only could enter into all the counsels and purposes of God. was He not admitted into all God’s counsels AND purposes? Jesus and His Holy Spirit were not separated until the incarnation. which was kept secret since the world began”. as it is this day.” {PP 34. which led to the spiritual darkness where by the Corporate SDA Church has accepted the Trinity doctrine.

Ye cannot serve God and mammon. will be in peril. their decisions.2} “But while Satan works with his lying wonders. and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him! Therefore as the fire devoureth the stubble." but which the Lord calls. and good evil. "Sparks of their own kindling. or else he will hold to the one. who have not fully recovered themselves from the snare of Satan. that obeyeth the voice of his servant. . that walketh in darkness. so their root shall be as rottenness. and the flame consumeth the chaff.15:9 Ellen G. thy whole body shall be full of darkness. and love the other. and their blossom shall go up as dust: because they have cast away the law of the LORD of hosts. that put bitter for sweet. thy whole body shall be full of light. Wrong practices have blinded the eyes and blighted the perceptive faculties of men and women. and the mighty angel that shall lighten the earth with his glory. because it will be difficult for them to discern the light from heaven. they will originate theories which they will call "light. At the time of the loud cry of the third angel those who have been in any measure blinded by the enemy. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness. how great is that darkness! No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one. Behold. . and light for darkness. that . the time will be fulfilled foretold in the Revelation.” Matt.Isaiah 5:20-24 “Woe unto them that call evil good. . and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel. The evidences that God has given will be no evidence to those who have blinded their eyes by choosing darkness rather than light. After rejecting light. Their erroneous experience will color their thoughts. "Who is among you that feareth the Lord.” Said Jesus. and hath no light? Let him trust in the name of the Lord. and stay upon his God. their propositions. teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. and sweet for bitter! Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes. 6:22-24 And again. We need now to be guarded on every point. But if thine eye be evil. and despise the other. will proclaim the fall of Babylon.” Matt. and men of strength to mingle strong drink: Which justify the wicked for reward. “The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single. their counsels. all ye that kindle a fire. The Lord declares. and call upon God's people to forsake her." by which they will direct their steps. and they will be inclined to accept falsehood. and every sin has its origin with Satan. “But in vain they do worship me.” {TDG 163. that put darkness for light. White warns against accepting the fatal sophistry of Satan’s errors: “ Every error is sin. and prudent in their own sight! Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine.

In the mighty sifting soon to take place. After rejecting light.compass yourselves about with sparks: walk in the light of your fire. We are now bearing witness to these certain results which are laws and principles of God’s kingdom… namely." By many the words which the Lord sent will be rejected. 2:10 Many have wondered how it could ever be true that the Corporate SDA Church will eventually.--this will be our test. they will originate theories which they will call "light." Jesus said: "For judgment I am come into the world. and in the sparks that ye have kindled. “Let the Trumpet give a Certain Sound” dated Dec. The signs reveal that the time is . and the words that man may speak will be received as light and truth. this is in fact prophesied to happen by the Spirit of Prophecy: “When the religion of Christ is most held in contempt.” Rejecting light from heaven and accepting error in its place will lead to apostasy from the sanctuary and violating God’s Sabbath How the corporate SDA will apostatize from God’s Sabbath of the fourth Commandment: “because they received not the love of the truth” 2 Thess. that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness. courage from their cowardice. we shall be better able to measure the strength of Israel. then should our zeal be the warmest and our courage the most unflinching. and receiveth not my words. and that they which see might be made blind. ye shall lie down in sorrow. “The evidences that God has given will be no evidence to those who have blinded their eyes by choosing darkness rather than light. God will have a people pure and true. hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken. when His law is most despised. to fight the battles of the Lord when champions are few." "He that rejecteth me. EGW was speaking in reference to the rejection of the 1888 message of “Justification by Faith” and the attending results which would surely follow. The nation will be on the side of the great rebel leader. the same shall judge him in the last day. "Sparks of their own kindling." "I am come a light into the world.2-4} The compilers at the EGW estate rightly judged that in these statements from the above quoted Review and Herald article. Yes. due to pressure being applied from the world and Babylon. To stand in defense of truth and righteousness when the majority forsake us. 13th 1892. This shall ye have of mine hand." but which the Lord calls. and loyalty from their treason. give up Sabbath and join the enemy in keeping Sunday.” {1888 1079. At this time we must gather warmth from the coldness of others. The days of purification of the church are hastening on space." by which they will direct their steps. that they which see not might see.

2:10-12 And again. when our sins are to be blotted out “when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord”. they have chosen their own ways. I also will choose their delusions. they did not hear: but they did evil before mine eyes. yea.near when the Lord will manifest that his fan is in his hand. but had pleasure in unrighteousness. because when I called. “Yea.3} Then following in the same article EGW declares that the scenes of the terrible judgments described in Ezekiel chapter 9 will be fulfilled in God’s Sabbath professing church. is to promulgate the truths and impart the light we have received by . the whole purpose for the SDA church to exist. We pray that you would consider the issues being brought to light in these studies with fear and trembling and with much prayer. The Trinity. and chose that in which I delighted not. 1887 par. That is why we were in earnest giving this message now. The whole message of the SDA church.. 2. which is necessary to our receiving the final act of cleansing. which the doctrine of the Trinity has effectively hidden from view too many years now. and will bring their fears upon them. January 11. and they shall be ashamed”. and that he soon will thoroughly purge His floor. that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth. ye that tremble at his word. Isa. It is these very truths which the church should have been advancing unto.” 2 Thess. 66:3-5 A Latter Rain message We will now turn our attention to fundamental knowledge concerning the Final Atonement taking place in the sanctuary in heaven. that they might be saved. and their soul delighteth in their abominations. that cast you out for My Name's sake. none did answer. said. unwatchful people during these last days of earth’s history: “because they received not the love of the truth.. that the majority of SDA’s will give up Sabbath and keep Sunday when the test fully comes. when I spake.” {RH. Hear the word of the LORD. God declares especially concerning a lukewarm. the god of Sunday called the Trinity. the god of Sunday sacredness It will be by worshiping the same god as the Catholic Church. Your brethren that hated you. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion. Let the LORD be glorified: but He shall appear to your joy.

appropriated by living faith. he placed them upon the scape-goat. removed the sins from the sanctuary. removed the sins from the sanctuary…” We need to study more about the VIRTUE of the blood of the sin offering by following in advancing light. preparatory to his coming. the Light advances until He becomes in us Himself the full measure poured out in the latter rain of Christ’s Spirit! Advancing Light from the Sanctuary in Heaven: “The virtue of the blood of the (Great) sin offering” The rest of our study will focus on another point brought out in the quote. Listen to what EGW had to say further about growing specifically in THIS understanding: “We need to keep ever before us the efficacy of the blood of Jesus. This is where the entirety of our whole work proceeded. That life-cleansing. and he will be blotted from existence in the final destruction of sin and sinners. So will Satan be forever banished from the presence of God and his people. into the presence of God. When the high priest. he will place them upon Satan.3} Thus is brought to our view the time since Christ entered into the Most Holy Place of the heavenly sanctuary until the final expulsion of sin and the close of the Great Controversy. to perform the closing work of atonement. The Sabbath and the three angel’s messages came to us “inseparably connected” with the Biblical teaching of the sanctuary. First we are told that the light which brought SDA’s this knowledge is “advancing light”. the scape-goat typified Satan. Christ then entered the most holy place of the heavenly sanctuary. life-sustaining blood. removes the sins of his people from the heavenly sanctuary at the close of his ministration. The following quote from Vol. The scape-goat was sent away into a land not inhabited. and the high priest represented Christ as a mediator. We . When Christ. the author of sin. must bear the final penalty. 4 of the Spirit of Prophecy will for us chart out the key points for the rest of this study: “those who followed in the advancing light of the prophetic word saw that instead of coming to the earth at the termination of the 2300 days in 1844. It was seen. It does rest.understanding Christ’s ministry in the heavenly sanctuary. We were to always advance in this light. upon whom the sins of the truly penitent will finally be placed. specifically this.2. never to come again into the congregation of Israel. is our hope. also. in the execution of the judgment. that while the sin-offering pointed to Christ as a sacrifice. “by virtue of the blood of the sin-offering. by virtue of his own blood. who. by virtue of the blood of the sin-offering. The light doesn’t stop advancing until the people of God have their sins blotted out.” {4SP 266.

to grow in appreciation of its inestimable value. and sprinkle it with his finger upon the mercy seat eastward. keeping the conscience clean and at need peace with God.” {7BC 947. that is for the people. and sprinkle it upon the mercy seat. Then shall he kill the goat of the sin offering. and of the blood of the goat. . because of the uncleanness of the children of Israel. and bring his blood within the veil. the blood of BOTH was used to sprinkle and make atonement for the sins of Israel. and before the mercy seat: And he shall make an atonement for the holy place. Leviticus 16:14-16: “And he shall take of the blood of the bullock. and do with that blood as he did with the blood of the bullock.11} So let us with fear and trembling study was is now revealed concerning the “virtue of blood of the sin offering”. and before the mercy seat shall he sprinkle of the blood with his finger seven times. and make an atonement for it. We learn there that the High Priest on the Day of Atonement actually makes two sacrifices which are both called a “sin offering”. that remaineth among them in the midst of their uncleanness. we will learn something very significant which must be considered if we are to grow in our appreciation of “the virtue of the blood of the sin offering”. for it speaks for us only as we by faith claim its virtue. Leviticus 16:5: “And he shall take of the congregation of the children of Israel two kids of the goats for a sin offering” Leviticus 16:3: “Thus shall Aaron come into the holy place: with a young bullock for a sin offering…” Two “types” of blood used to cleanse the sanctuary Once these two beasts were slain.19: “And he shall go out unto the altar that is before the LORD.” After this. Leviticus chapter 16: The Day of Atonement In going back to Leviticus chapter 16 to review what the Bible teaches about the Day of Atonement. the blood of the two sin offerings was to be used to cleanse the altar: Leviticus 16:18. and shall take of the blood of the bullock. and put it upon the horns of the altar round about. and because of their transgressions in all their sins: and so shall he do for the tabernacle of the congregation.

and cleanse it.” Lev. that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God. 3:6 The young bullock represents the “sin offering” when Christ took upon Himself humanity and partook of flesh and blood that He might be a faithful and merciful High Priest. we need to appropriate all the light and knowledge God is pleased to give upon this subject. we are told in Leviticus the purpose of this sin offering: “And Aaron shall offer his bullock of the sin offering. to make reconciliation for the sins of the people. and for his house. The Lord’s goat and the scapegoat . does not need to make an atonement for Himself.” Heb 2:17 The blood of Christ’s perfect humanity was necessary for to be sprinkled upon the Mercy Seat in the Day Atonement. whose house are we. and make an atonement for himself.And he shall sprinkle of the blood upon it with his finger seven times. He still fulfills the type in that the bullock represents the atonement “for His house”.2} How Jesus fulfills the two sin offerings from the typical service First the young bullock which the High Priest slays. the people of God. and an holy nation. 16:6 While Jesus.” Exodus 19:6 “But Christ as a son over his own house. and hallow it from the uncleanness of the children of Israel. when our sins shall be blotted out. if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end. Let us look at how Christ fulfills the full ministry of these two types represented by the sin offering of the bullock and of the Lord’s goat. This was represented by the blood of the young bullock.” {GC 420. “Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren. in His ministry of Final Atonement. which is for himself. Christ’s church.” For it is now manifest that for us to grow in appreciation for the “inestimable value” of the blood of Jesus and to “by faith claim its virtue”. “And what was done in type in the ministration of the earthly sanctuary is done in reality in the ministration of the heavenly sanctuary.” Heb. unlike the High Priest on earth. are “His house”: “And ye shall be unto Me a kingdom of priests.

It is significant that in the typical service. that there are two covering cherubs which veil the glory of God in the Most Holy Place. He comes very near to His created family members. He calls them sons and dwells among them as a brother. they . surely made clear) supreme authority upon Jesus. They are obviously not equal. He asserted that he should be exalted equal in honor with God. many hidden truths are revealed. who was once an honored angel in Heaven. He became envious of Christ." was first of the covering cherubs.” {RH. but to focus our attention on the fact that in some ways. two goats were brought before the Lord and lots were cast to determine which one would be the Lord’s goat and which the scapegoat. how they were in league in some way in Heaven before sin. EGW states that Lucifer was the first of these two… We believe that Christ condescended to the position of the other covering cherub as is in harmony with His character of meekness and humility and. holy and undefiled. necessary because His were the hands which created the angels. "son of the morning. which was also for a sin offering. 2} And again. He suffered a test to come upon Lucifer after he cherished envy in His heart for Christ. the Lord’s goat and the scapegoat were at one time very much in league with each other. they were now discontented and unhappy because they could not penetrate His unsearchable counsels. We know that the scapegoat represents Lucifer and the Lord’s goat represents Christ. according to His wonderful character. It seems that even though God made Lucifer exceedingly beautiful and more exalted all the other created angels.” {PP 35.1} We know from the earthly sanctuary. and represented to the angels who honored him as covering cherub that he had not the honor conferred upon him which his position demanded. Jesus was called “the Angel of the LORD”. but let us consider. EGW declares by the Spirit of Prophecy that Lucifer made this revealing remark: “Satan. ““There were some who looked with favor upon Lucifer's insinuations against the government of God. February 24. and the ceaseless beams of glory enshrouding the eternal God rested upon him. 1874 par. We believe this is not meant to teach that in the anti-type they are equal. He stood in the presence of the great Creator. The two covering cherubs “Lucifer.As we turn our attention to the offering of the Lord’s goat. which stands as an “example and shadow of heavenly things”. in God’s counsel. had been ambitious for the more exalted honors which God had bestowed upon his Son. Although they had heretofore been in perfect harmony with the order which God had established. That test was that after Lucifer indulged in envy of Christ. God the Father openly conferred (restated.

3} Lucifer’s “demand for equal authority with the Son of God” seems to be based on his idea that “as covering cherub…he had not the honor conferred upon him which his position demanded. He had been one with Him before the angels were called into existence. they were dissatisfied with His purpose in exalting Christ.were dissatisfied with His purpose in exalting Christ. Why did God choose to use two goats? It may seem strange to use two goats in the type of the sanctuary service. so also The Lord’s goat requires the sacrifice of an Angel Who was also a Spirit (“God is a Spirit…” John 4:24) and He was in the “form of God”. His supremacy.” {PP 38.” Lucifer was first of the covering cherubs in terms of the responsibilities of the position as covering cherub. which is why it seems the Lord commanded two goats to be brought before the Lord… Jesus. represented as the Lord’s goat. Lucifer understood that Jesus was taken into councils which he was not permitted to. yet the Son of God condescended to take the other position as cover cherub.1} as a sacrifice.not of his own volition). why not two lambs? As evidenced in Jesus’ parable about the sheep and the goats from Matthew 25. He had ever stood at the right hand of the Father. INVOLUNTARILY (. we learn that goats are a symbol of the wicked. VOLUNTARILY accepted upon Him the sins of the whole world. Lucifer rebelled and incited rebellion among the angels because “they could not penetrate (God’s) unsearchable counsels. . represented as the scapegoat. It is manifest that both Christ and Satan have some involvement with sin. Satan. is caused. so full of blessing to all who came under its benignant control. had not heretofore been questioned. This maddened him and tested his loyalty to God the Father and to the Son. “In His incarnation He had reached the prescribed limit but not as a Redeemer. Still. Christ was the Son of God. even though He Himself didn’t commit nor originate any of them. even though he originated.” {12MR 409. As the scapegoat represents Satan who is a spirit being. But angels who were loyal and true maintained the wisdom and justice of the divine decree and endeavored to reconcile this disaffected being to the will of God. to receive all of the sins of the whole world.” These two covering cherubs are represented in the earthly type of the Day of Atonement service as the two goats which are brought before the Lord. when one of them is to represent Christ. Instead of being reconciled to the fact that this was by God’s arrangement. These stood ready to second Lucifer's demand for equal authority with the Son of God.

he placed them upon the scape-goat. removed the sins from the sanctuary. by virtue of the blood of the sin-offering. at the very throne of God… and in the Final atonement. also at the very throne of God. which both were necessary to obey the Lord’s direction in cleansing the sanctuary on the Day of Atonement. Final Atonement “When the high priest. at which time Christ’s own Holy Spirit was separated from Jesus and the Holy Spirit Himself caused Jesus to begin to develop inside of Mary’s womb as a human baby.” In a “painful process”. then the sins of the repentant soul who received the grace of Christ and has overcome through the blood of the Lamb. Sin began in heaven. because “it speaks for us only as we by faith claim its virtue” The sacrifice of the One Who was “in the form of God” was typified in the sacrifice of the Lord’s goat. in separating for us His own Holy Spirit. Jesus also shed His sacred blood. “the Soul of His Life”.” ““When the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord. We must needs also acknowledge this eternal sacrifice when we by living faith appropriate the blood of Jesus. the scapegoat. in the types of the bullock and the Lord’s goat in the earthly sanctuary. in the Most Holy Place of the heavenly sanctuary. the originator of sin. in the Most Holy Place of the heavenly sanctuary. and will be placed upon Satan. God the Father and Jesus committed Themselves to perform the Incarnation of Jesus Christ. sin will end in heaven. What the blood of the Lord’s goat typifies God said this about the virtue of the great “sin offering”: Leviticus 17:11 “For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul. This is the meaning of the mingling of the blood of the two sin offerings. will be removed from the records of heaven. and be remembered no more against him .and therefore committed all of them.

the water of the river of life” (Letter 87. keeping the conscience clean and at peace with God. Habakkuk well said: “and there is the hiding of His Power. 1904 par. for it speaks for us only as we by faith claim its virtue. 1895 par.forever. {RH.--the soul of His life. Our Lord Jesus would have us “grow in appreciation of its inestimable value”. which is now made plain upon the two tables of the Ten Commandments. “We need to keep ever before us the efficacy of the blood of Jesus. {7BC 948.” Habakkuk 3:4 . With His Spirit Christ sends a reconciling influence and a power that takes away sin. but their names will be retained on the book of life. Upon the second table is pictured Jesus upon the Cross having received the cruel wound in His side. there flowed two copious and distinct streams. 1} The blood of His unblemished sacrifice in humanity and the “blood” of His sacrifice in giving up “the form of God” are “inseparably connected”… May this truth go forth to finish the work and make a perfect people (to our Lord’s glory). 4} To receive the latter rain.” {DA 771. in the light of this truth. Upon the first table is pictured Christ with “bright beams coming out of His side. That lifecleansing. the light and life of the world. and there is the hiding of His power” Hab. Concerning this virtue. both pouring forth from the heart of Jesus. Now. appropriated by living faith.3:4.4} Here. mingled “virtue of the blood of the sin offering”: the blood which flowed from the Cross and the Holy Spirit. prepared for the trying hour before them. illustrated by the ever-flowing stream that proceeds from the throne of God. This is represented as the pardoning blood. life-sustaining blood.” {ST. one of blood. the other of water. and also clearly depicting “from the wound thus made. The sins of the overcomers will be blotted out of the books of record. 1894). is our hope.1} The meaning of the two sin offerings from the typical service are illustrated in Habakkuk’s vision made plain upon tables for the end time This great truth is plainly illustrated in the vision which Habakkuk saw. May 16. inseparably connected with the resurrection and life of our Redeemer. the efficacy of His church. We need to grow in appreciation of its inestimable value. we must pray for the “blood of sprinkling” to be applied to our hearts. we must grow in our appreciation of the blood shed upon Calvary and also the blood (Spirit – Life is in the blood) when Christ in His incarnation shed “the Holy Spirit. is made manifest the twofold. May 19. in the vision ordained by the Lord for the end time to be an ensign unto all nations.

It is only by beholding Christ’s infinite sacrifice that we gain the true conception that sin is “exceeding sinful” and heinous in character. Also in Habakkuk’s vision the sacrifice of Christ’s perfect humanity upon the Cross is illustrated upon the second table of the Ten Commandments representing Love to man. The world must be brought understand this.” Romans 4:15 Where there is no clear revelation of the Love of Christ and His infinite sacrifice made in our behalf men are left to feel that “it is . God has ordained that “the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD. Jesus voluntarily consented to become “the Lord’s goat”. so that all may choose and then shall the end come. In Habakkuk’s vision of Christ’s pieced side made plain upon the two tables of the Ten Commandment Law illustrate the two sacrifices Jesus made in fulfillment of the two sin offerings in the typical service. (which) represent(ed) the forfeited life of the sinner. when He “emptied Himself” of the form of God and separated His own Holy Spirit as “a power that takes away sin”. “the glory of self-sacrificing love” is clearly illustrated.The blood was sprinkled to make atonement for transgression of the Law of self-sacrificing love God required the High Priest to bring the blood of the two sin offerings into the Most Holy Place and to then sprinkle the blood upon the Mercy Seat which covered the Ten Commandment Law contained in the Ark of the Covenant. whose guilt the victim bore” {GC 418. In lifting up the vision of Christ’s pierced side. God has commanded that the bright beams of His character of “self-sacrificing love” be shined into our dark world. In this sacrifice Christ fulfilled the reality foreshadowed in the sin offering of the bullock for the family or “house” of the High Priest. was sprinkled above the Law to make atonement for the transgression if sacred precepts.1} “The blood. The scripture declares that “The law worketh wrath: for where no law is. The image of the “bright beams coming out of His side” is depicted on the first table representing Love to God. In these images of Christ made plain upon the two Ten Commandment tables.” {GC 418. the sacrifice of the Father. revealed to Habakkuk the prophet to be declared in the end time. there is no transgression. A revelation of Love that must go to all the world This is the purpose for lifting up the vision of Jesus made plain upon tables at this time. It is also called in EGW’s book the Desire of Ages: “the law of life for earth and heaven” and the Law “self-sacrificing love”: “the love which "seeketh not her own" (which) has its source in the heart of God”. The 10 precepts of the Law can be summed as Love for God and Love to Man. as the waters cover the sea” (Habakkuk 2:14) in the last days of earth’s history heralding the soon coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.1}. “The broken law of God demanded the life of the transgressor.

to receive the increased and ever-increasing light which is shining for them. given as a reconciling Power that takes away sins. the doctrine of the Trinity eclipses from view because it hides the fact the Jesus made an eternal sacrifice in shedding His own Holy Spirit for us. 1} of His life… a power that takes away sin” “There is power in the blood of Christ to remove sin. It is His will that they should be ever moving forward. which discovers to them the defects in their character” {4MR 185.2} …Even unto the end as we follow “advancing light”. August 6. this is the purpose for lifting up the vision of Jesus made plain upon tables at this time. 1893 par. Let us now behold Jesus’ infinite sacrifice that our hearts may be melted and broken at the demonstration of His love… He has made provision that we shall receive abundant help to overcome Satan.” {ST. and satisfied with their present enlightenment.” {1888 547.” {ST. in the incarnation. Let no one come to the conclusion that .right for every man to follow the depraved impulses of his own heart. we may be sure that He will not favor them. May 19. Now… let us reject the Trinity doctrine (Come out of Babylon error) and in prayer claim the virtue of Christ’s blood – believing and knowing that “the time for the unfolding of special truth in relation to the closing scenes of this earth's history is during the last generations that shall live upon the earth. 4} Again. the law of God. thereby denying Christ’s great sacrifice of separating His Own Holy Spirit for us. for there is no standard by which evil can be detected.” {2T 692. until we receive His fullness These sanctuary truths we have been discussing.--the soul {RH. and sit down with Jesus in His throne even as Jesus overcame Satan and sat down in the Father’s throne.3} “New light will ever be revealed on the Word of God to him who is in living connection with the Sun of Righteousness. “The truth is an advancing truth.4} “When God's people are at ease. it shall bring the people “to face the great moral mirror. “The Holy Spirit. and we must walk in the increasing light. The Trinity teaches that the Holy Spirit was always separated from Jesus since eternity. 1885 par. who is represented as “the scapegoat”. 19} Now let us turn away from error and walk in the advancing light shining. October 2.2} and hidden selfishness. 1904 par.” {5T 708.

But light is not given simply to be a strength to the church. but to be shed upon those who are in darkness. .there is no more truth to be revealed.2} _____________________________________________________________________________________ Additional information and Bible studies under this topic: . God’s people shall have plenty enough challenge and spiritual battle. it is not as easy as to simply stop attending a certain Church fellowship. In correcting error. To flee out of the midst of Babylon means to stop drinking the wine of Babylon.Many call the Church Babylon and leave.” {TSS 53. which is error. prayerful seeker for truth will find precious rays of light yet to shine forth from the Word of God. Many gems are yet scattered that are to be gathered together to become the property of the remnant people of God. Coming out of Babylon does not refer to leaving the Corporate SDA church. The diligent. but go out and still drink the wine of Babylon.

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