- A study of the Godhead – as it pertains to Seventh-day Adventism
- Author: Terry Hill
- Publisher: Self-published
- Publication date: 2011
- Pages: 469
The Seventh-day adventist church has changed the central doctrine on the Sonship of Christ. Look at the evidence from the Bible, past SDA history, and Spirit of Prophecy and see for yourself the change.
Within a few years after Ellen White’s death in 1915, the succeeding church administration began to completely reverse the denomination’s doctrine and teachings about the Sonship of Christ to be compatible with mainstream evangelical Christianity.
A study of the Godhead – as it pertains to Seventh-day Adventism gives overwhelming evidence that from the beginning Seventh-day Adventism beliefs concerning God the Father, Christ and the Holy Spirit would not have fitted into a trinitarian concept of God.
Chapter 1 – Introductory notes
Chapter 2 – When God is silent
Chapter 3 – Godhead not trinity
Chapter 4 – The trinity doctrine and spiritual views
Chapter 5 – The Father – the great source of all
Chapter 6 – The Son of God – claims and disputations
Chapter 7 – The Son of God – whose son is He?
Chapter 8 – The Son of God – truly a son, truly God
Chapter 9 – Christ the Old Testament God – the ‘I AM’
Chapter 10 – Christ the Wisdom of God
Chapter 11 – Monogenes
Chapter 12 – A role-playing Godhead – current Seventh-day Adventist theology
Chapter 13 – Concerning Christ – The beliefs of early Seventh-day Adventists
Chapter 14 – Ellen White endorses the Sonship beliefs of early Seventh-day Adventists
Chapter 15 – The Sonship of Christ – leadership dissatisfaction
Chapter 16 – The Sonship of Christ – 1936 official Seventh-day Adventist Theology
Chapter 17 – The Sonship of Christ – the continuing belief of Seventh-day Adventists (1940’s onward)
Chapter 18 – The Holy Spirit – what the Scriptures say
Chapter 19 – The Holy Spirit – spirit of prophecy comments (part 1)
Chapter 20 – The Holy Spirit – spirit of prophecy comments (part 2)
Chapter 21 – An early 1900’s Godhead controversy and crisis
Chapter 22 – A changing Holy Spirit – also a changed attitude towards other denominations
Chapter 23 – Ellen White not a trinitarian – spirit of prophecy condemnation of three-in-one explanations of God
Chapter 24 – Ellen White not a trinitarian – the risk factor
Chapter 25 – Ellen White not a trinitarian – a divine person died at Calvary
Chapter 26 – Keep the faith – early 1900’s counsel
Chapter 27 – Warnings through the spirit of prophecy
Chapter 28 – The 1980 General Conference session
Summary and conclusions.
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After reading the book my appreciation for Jesus being the true Son of God increased and my faith grew stronger. I desired to share this information with people who are becoming trinitarianized. People who are losing the Son of God for a metaphorical, mysterious Son of God that cannot be know. The Seventh-day Adventist church from the beginning had the correct understanding of “the only true God and Jesus Christ whom thou hast sent” – John 17:3. Terry Hill’s work clearly shows the change and why it’s important to come back to the faith once delivered.
Read the first chapter of Terry Hill’s book and find the evidence for the change so you can have the correct understanding of God the Father and of Christ His Son.
I’ve read this book and I’m reading it again right now. It’s incredibly thoughtful. I hope everyone takes the time to read this book. It’s a long study, but well worth the time.
I especially appreciated chapter 23 where the author looks at the following Ellen White statement in its historical context and relationship to William Boardman’s book, “A Higher Christian Life”:
“The Father is all the fullness of the Godhead bodily, and is invisible to mortal sight.The Son is all the fullness of the Godhead manifested. The Word of God declares Him to be “the express image of His person…”
A much clearer understanding is gained of this quote and it can no longer be confused/misrepresented as trinitarian.
Thoroughly researched, documented, and thought out, this book is a great aid to study. I sincerely urge every one to read it.