Plain Bible truth just as it reads

“If men would but take the Bible as it reads, if there were no false teachers to mislead and confuse their minds, a work would be accomplished that would make angels glad and that would bring into the fold of Christ thousands upon thousands who are now wandering in error.”  - Ellen White, Great Controversy 598

 

“The Bible, just as it reads, is to be our guide.” – Ellen White, Review and Herald, Sept 28, 1897

 

“God sends them light to undeceive them, but they refuse to take the Word of God as it reads. They accept error, choosing the lies of Satan rather than a ‘Thus saith the Lord.’” – Ellen White, Manuscript 19, 1894; Evangelism p. 239

 

 "The word of God, just as it reads, contains the very essence of truth.” – Ellen White, Medical Evangelist, Oct 1, 1909

 

“We are to take the Word of God as it reads, the words of Christ as He has spoken them.” – Ellen White, Signs of the Times, Aug. 18, 1887

If Jesus says and explains that he is begotten of the Father, that he came forth, believe it!

If Jesus says that the Father is greater than He is, believe it!

If Jesus says that He stands at the door and knocks, that He is with us always, that He will not leave us comfortless, He will come to you, believe it!

If Jesus says that there is only one God, not divisible by three parts or divided by three, that He doesn't say that He is part of a trinity god, then believe it!

“The bible must be given in the language of men.  Everything that is human is imperfect.  Different meanings are expressed by the same word; there is not one word for each distinct idea.  The Bible was given for practical purposes.”  – Ellen White, Selected Messages, vol. 1, p.20.2

The reason for this last quote by Sister White is to point out exactly what is going on in the churches today.  People do not believe in the correct spirit, how simple the Bible reads.  They listen to their leaders who teach vain philosophy taught to them by the seminaries and are no longer connected to the one true and living God.  As time goes on, the mystical things being expressed from the pulpit are taking people farther and farther away from truth.

"The mistake made by the Roman Catholic is that he reads the Bible in the light of the priests and rulers of the church, the early fathers, or other Catholic expositors. Laying aside all creeds or articles prescribed by any church, we are to read the Bible as the Word of God to us. The Light of the world will enable us to distinguish between truth and antagonistic errors." – Ellen White, Ms 175, 1901, par. 3

Do not allow anyone to add words or meanings and fuzzy interpretations to the Bible!