Christ is NOT God in “personality” nor “identity”

This study requires a careful read. It is my belief that too many have merely surface read what is written in the SOP without carefully analyzing and studying what is really written. This article is not denying Christ is God in respect to his divinity, substance or form, as we believe he was “begotten in the express image of God’s person”(Ellen White, The Signs of the Times, May 30, 1895) and by birth posesses these attributes and the nature of the father from “earliest times .God had promised to give the First-born of heaventosave the sinner.” {The Desire of Ages, p. 51}christ is not god

“Those who seek to remove the old landmarks are not holding fast; they are not remembering how they have received and heard. Those who try to bring in theories that would remove the pillars of our faith concerning the sanctuary or concerning the personality of God or of Christ, are working as blind men. They are seeking to bring in uncertainties and to set the people of God adrift without an anchor.” {E. G. White, Manuscript Release No.760, p. 9} 1905

Many have come to believe that God and Christ are the same personality, the same individual.They fail to distinguish between God and Christ.The Trinity doctrine is the main doctrine that teaches that Christ is God himself in personality.Ellen White said that those who have removed the pillars of our faith and have believed such doctrines are working as blind men.This article does not deny the fact that Christ was God, but explains how he was God. This topic requires study to show yourself approved.

Jesus Christ is not the Lord God almighty in personality

“But although Christ’s glory was for a time veiled and eclipsed by His assuming humanity, yet He did not cease to be God when He became man…The man Christ Jesus was not the Lord God Almighty, yet Christ and the Father are one.” (Ellen White SDA BibleCommentary, vol.5 p.1129)…

Notice the first part says Christ was God. This is a reference to his nature which was clothed with the nature of humanity. Regarding his pre-existent nature Christ was fully God.(John 1:1, Phi 2:6, Hebrews 1)Christ was given his divine(God) nature by his father who is the only true God in personality, individuality and identity. (John 17:3, John 20:17, 1 Cor 8:6)

The second part of the quote says “Christ Jesus was not the Lord God Almighty”. This is a reference to his personality and identity.Christ is NOT the Lord God Almighty in identity.

Only one being in the universe is identified as the Lord God Almighty and that is the father. Though Jesus Christ came in his father’s name and as the angel of Jehovah in the OT and also spoke on behalf of Jehovah as Jehovah’s representative. He was not Jehovah himself. Jehovah is his father. He is the mediator between our one God and us.

“The Scriptures clearly indicate the relation between God and Christ, and they bring to view as clearly the personality and individuality of each. [Hebrews 1:1-5 quoted.] God is the Father of Christ; Christ is the Son of God. To Christ has been given an exalted position. He has been made equal with the Father. All the counsels of God are opened to His Son.” (Ellen White, Testimonies for the Church, vol. 8, page 268)

So you can see there Christ is not God and God is not Christ in reference to identity, individuality and personality. They are two completely separate individuals.We have to recognize the difference between the nature of Christ being God, and Christnot being the one true God in identity, individuality and personality.This is an important doctrine.

“The Lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of the Father, is truly God in infinity, but not in personality.” (Ellen White UL 367 )

“Christ is one with the father, but Christ and God are two distinct personages”(RH June 1, 1905)

“Here we might mention the Trinity, which does away the personality of God, and of his Son Jesus Christ”(James White, December 11, 1855, Review & Herald, vol. 7, no. 11, page 85, par. 16)

“The doctrine of the Trinity which was established in the church by the council of Nice, A. D. 325. This doctrine destroys the personality of God, and his Son Jesus Christ our Lord. The infamous, measures by which it was forced upon the church which appear upon the pages of ecclesiastical history might well cause every believer in that doctrine to blush.” (J. N. Andrews, March 6, 1855, Review & Herald, vol. 6, no. 24, page 185)

1Co 8:6But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.

Php 2:11And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord(NOT GOD), to the glory of God the Father.(NOT GOD THE TRINITY)

Joh 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God(the Lord God almighty the father), and the Word was God(in respect to his divine nature, which he possessed by inheritance).

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