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Trinitarian Lie about the Review & Herald, March 4, 1862

Leaders today use this issue to try and prove a belief in the trinity doctrine.  This is very dishonest. 


James White was the Editor.  He was on record, many times as a staunch non-Trinitarian.  What is published on page 109, center column towards the bottom of the page is a letter FROM another church.  This letter is written to the Seventh-day Adventists, questioning them and challenging them about their belief.  After all, at that time, they were just about the only non-Trinitarian believing Christians.  And all the churches were trying to hold onto their members as many hit the exit sign to join in with these Sabbath keepers. 

This letter is from the Congregation Church in Malone, New York.  It starts out as:


A few words now in regard to the doctrines which you have recently embraced as substitutes for those you once adopted, but have now put away.”


“1.  The doctrine of the Trinity you set aside as not a scripture doctrine.”


So the whole question that starts out is about the Trinity doctrine.  Any careful reader of this will notice a few things.


  1. Doctrine was embraced that was a substitute for doctrines that were once adopted or believed.

  2. The Doctrine previously believed is NOW put away.  In other words, no longer believed.

  3. It states that this doctrine is the Trinity doctrine.

  4. We now state that the trinity doctrine is not a Scriptural doctrine.


Now lets hear from the co-founder of the Seventh-day Adventist church on what he believed about the trinity doctrine.


“The greatest fault we can find in the Reformation is, the Reformers stopped reforming.  Had they gone on, and onward, till they had left the last vestige of Papacy behind, such as natural immortality, sprinkling, the trinity, and Sunday-keeping, the church would now be free from her unscriptural errors.” – James White, Review & Herald, Feb. 7, 1856


“Jesus prayed that his disciples might be one as he was one with his Father. This prayer did not contemplate one disciple with twelve heads, but twelve disciples, made one in object and effort in the cause of their master. Neither are the Father and the Son parts of the “three-one God.” They are two distinct beings, yet one in the design and accomplishment of redemption.” – James White, Life Incidents, p. 343, 1868


“The way spiritualizers have disposed of or denied the only Lord God and our Lord Jesus Christ is first using the old unscriptural Trinitarian creed, viz., that Jesus Christ is the eternal God, though they have not one passage to support it, while we have plain scripture testimony in abundance that he is the Son of the eternal God.” – James White, The Day Star, January 24, 1846

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