A Book Review: The Consecrated Way to Christian Perfection by A.T.

Jones

Review by Dionne Sabbay Thompson January 17, 2011 (Revised)

At the commencement of the Latter rain movement in 1888, A.T. Jones gave memorable sermons regarding the well-needed subject of Righteousness by Faith, the Third Angel's message in verity – see Testimonies to Ministers and Gospel workers p. 91, Review and Herald April 1 1890, 1Selected Messages page 372. This phenomenal book written by A.T. Jones drives the key points related to Christ in the form of Son of God and Son of man. Its references are explosive, imparting knowledge to all who patiently take note to A.T. Jones’ repetitive writing style. It commences with a description of Christ in temporal, prophesied successive roles in relation to earth’s inhabitants: Prophet, Priest and King. However, its reference of Christ as High Priest was never intended to be understood regarding any earthly Priesthood. Jones draws a correlation to Christ as “Kingly Priest”, referencing the order of Melchisedec, the King of Salem, a King of peace (Hebrews 6:20). Praise Him! Let us praise our Redeemer for His excellent greatness, as He shakes the earth with His straight testimony Psa. 150:1-2, Isa. 2:19-21, Haggai 2:6-7, Heb. 12:26, Early Writings pages 269-271. "Sing unto God, ye kingdoms of the earth; O sing praises unto the Lord, to Him that rideth upon the heavens of heavens....Ascribe ye strength unto God: His excellency is over Israel, and His strength is in the heavens." Psalm 68:32-34 (Acts of the Apostles page 33).

Samuel. 20:12. 15:45. As Son of God. 3:8.Heb. 7:18. Christ is the only begotten Son of God. the Great Disappointment. Israel's very first King. Rev. 4:4. Christ can sanctify and He became one with those that He sanctifies Eze. 1 and 2.T. since the Fall of 1844. 3:14-18. 5:18-20.2 Jones ties in the thought of a diadem in relationship to King David. becoming “Emmanuel” or “God with us” Matt. The consequence of not abiding with God’s directives is that by the third or fourth generation. 2Cor. 8:1-4. made under the law: and. Christ has bore long with His remnant church Early Writings pages 36-38. exalted in Heaven Heb. Additionally. 2:11. 1:4. as the wages of sin is death Rom. God warned Israel about their consequence of disobedience: potential enslavement. Saul. a priceless redemptive act A. Christ could not be tempted . 1:1-8. Consequently. Israel was judged and the monarchy was split into two. 14:14-16. Fear is caused from the sin problem. and He is God. Col. Because of Adam’s sin. being born of a woman. Christ was exalted higher than the angels and as Son of man He was made lower than the angels . 1:21. D. Mark 4:29. King Solomon and King Rehoboam were all disobedient. Rom. knowing no sin. was made sin because He made Himself subject to death as the second and last Adam 1Cor. and it can be seen in the act of Adam and Eve running and hiding their “nakedness” or “laodicean condition” Gen. Rom. 22:5. Israel was determined to have an earthly king and monarchy even with God's forewarning of its consequences. never to be reunified again. intending to prevent them from going into Babylonian captivity. Christ will be returning as King of Kings and Lord of Lords: and. All earthly kingdoms were never God’s will. 20:6. God never intended for Israel to have a king. 20:5. Hebrews 2 expounds on this fact that Yeshua met mankind right at the “sin problem”. 1:23. would not obey the prophet of the Lord. his reproductive-line became subjected to death. Similarly. King Saul. Testimonies for the Church Volume 1 page 186” A Soul Sealed at Character Perfection page 42.6:23. 59. He is not ashamed to be called mankind’s Brethren Gal.James 1:13. . identifying that the only King that was intended to be recognized was that of Christ and His righteous Kingship. 1 Jones highlights that Christ entered into an eternal covenant with Abraham. Christ. He was tempted – Heb. Offering mankind glorified positions through His redemptive reconciling act of benevolence. The all-loving nature of Christ is the nature of God: and. He will return to reap His subjects who will reign with Him eternally. Will you be among His remnant group? See Dan. the express image of God. by the fourth king. within Adventism the 1859 onset of a Laodicean condition was as a result of disobedience and the rejection of the gospel empowered Latter rain messages delivered by Jones and Waggoner from 1888. however. A Soul Sealed at Character Perfection p. redeeming His inheritance. Rev. as Son of man. while in heaven He was exalted above angels Heb. Christ bought His subjects back. Jones page 17. judgment will visit the seed of those who continue in disobedience Exo. 4:15. As Son of God. 5:10. A Soul Sealed at Character Perfection page 101. He reconciled man from the sin issue. Heb. King David. however. an act that was more commonly practiced among 1 Thompson. Through the prophet Jeremiah. as a bloodbrother. “God and His protective hand watched over Israel.

confirming an everlasting covenant Gen. Yeshua humbly covered His divinity with humanity one hundred percent. (by way of Christ's righteous garments) must overcome sin today. Ruth 2:20. 4:15. feeling the pull of sin. Read the entire Book on PDF >> The Consecrated Way to Christian Perfection ADVENTISTWHEAT® PUBLISHING ASSOCIATION . Heb. Christ took on the seed of Abraham. 12. Christ was crucified yet His resurrection was sure because sin had no dominion over Him (because of His complete victory over sin). 2Cor. 15:18. 4:14. Christ (as the Son of man) took on the nature of fallen man bodily. 2:22.3 Ancient Hebrews known as the “law of redemption to man and their inheritances” Gen. While on sinful—fallen planet earth. 12:2. Most important. thus He was caught up to the throne of God 1Cor. and He became weak just as we are. Therefore. He is able to relieve those that choose Him as a personal Redeemer and Savior. and He was tempted just as fallen man is—a true risk was taken: and.000 will be granted privileged seats (above angels) at the Throne of God for eternity Eph. mankind. 15:12. 3:9. 3:21. Heb. Rev. 1:19. 34:18-19. Jer. 13. 1Pet. only able to overcome sin by way of God the Father who dwelled in Him and “doeth the works” John 14:10. 15:8-18. those who will be among the 144. 2:16. 2:8-10. as it is the only way to enter God's eternal kingdom: and.