Matthew 28:19 is a very popular scriptural passage used as evidence to support the doctrine of the Trinity. Looking at a paragraph from the book “The Home Missionary,” this blog post will show that Ellen White understood Matthew 28:19 as non-trinitarian. Please note that the parentheses in the quote below were not added but are from
But we see that the God of heaven sometimes commissions people to teach that which is regarded as contrary to the established doctrines. Because those who were once the depositories of truth became unfaithful to their sacred trust, the Lord chose others who would receive the bright beams of the Sun of Righteousness, and would advocate truths that were not in accordance with the ideas of the religious leaders.
True definitions bring true conclusions. Wrong definitions bring wrong conclusions. Two examples of this principle can be found in John 9. The “Sabbath” definition and the “Son of God” definition. As we go through John chapter 9 we will see that wrong definitions lead to a rejection of believing Jesus to be the Son of God.
The trinity doctrine is a position that our current Seventh-day Adventist church holds. We have it listed in the SDA 28 Fundamental Beliefs book. When I became a member of the church I automatically rested in the belief that I found the true church and I didn’t need to worry about being in error anymore.
Six months after the official statement on immunization, the Seventh-day Adventist church along with most other Christian church organizations will soon be encouraging the use of a universal flu vaccination. A recent article on BBC News suggests that scientists are closer to developing a vaccine that will give life-long protection against any type of flu.