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A111 The Divinity of Christ

Quotes of Jesus having the Same Titles as God the Father

Deity, Divine – Holy One of God

Isa 41:20  “That they may see, and know, and consider, and understand together, that the hand of the LORD hath done this, and the Holy One of Israel hath created it.”

Isa 43:3  “For I am the LORD thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour: I gave Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for thee.”

Isa 43:15  “I am the LORD, your Holy One, the creator of Israel, your King.”

Isa 47:4  “As for our redeemer, the LORD of hosts is his name, the Holy One of Israel.”

Acts 2:27  “Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.”

Acts 3:14  “But ye denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a murderer to be granted unto you;”

MH475 “In this work Moses was drawn nearer to the Chief Shepherd.  He became closely united to the Holy One of Israel.”

PP 34 “The Sovereign of the universe was not alone in His work of beneficence.  He had an associate – a co-worker who could appreciate His purposes, and could share His joy in giving happiness to created beings.  “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  The same was in the beginning with God.” John 1:1-2.   Christ, the Word, the only begotten of God, was one with the eternal Father – one in nature, in character, in purpose – the only being that could enter into all the counsels and purposes of God.  “His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6.   His “goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.” Micah 5:2.   And the Son of God declares concerning Himself: “The Lord possessed me in the beginning of His way, before His works of old.  I was set up from everlasting.  … When He appointed the foundations of the earth: then I was by Him, as one brought up with Him: and I was daily His delight, rejoicing always before Him.” Proverbs 8:22-30.

  “… Angels are God’s ministers, radiant with the light ever flowing from His presence and speeding on rapid wing to execute His will.  But the Son, the anointed of God, the “express image of His person,” “the brightness of His glory,” “upholding all things by the word of His power,” hold supremacy over them all.  Hebrews 1:3“A glorious high throne from the beginning,” was the place of His sanctuary (Jeremiah 17:12); “a scepter of righteousness,” the scepter of His kingdom.  Hebrews 1:8.”

PP 36 “The King of the universe summoned the heavenly hosts before Him, that in their presence He might set forth the true position of His Son and show the relation He sustained to all created beings.  The Son of God shared the Father’s throne, and the glory of the eternal, self-existent One encircled both.  About the throne gathered the holy angels, a vast, unnumbered throng – “ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands” (Revelation 5:11), the most exalted angels, as ministers and subjects, rejoicing in the light that fell upon them from the presence of the Deity.  Before the assembled inhabitants of heaven the King declared that none but Christ, the Only Begotten of God, could fully enter into His purposes, and to Him it was committed to execute the mighty counsels of His will.  The Son of God had wrought the Father’s will in the creation of all the hosts of heaven; and to Him, as well as to God, their homage and allegiance were due.  Christ was still to exercise divine power, in the creation of the earth and its inhabitants.  But in all this He would not seek power or exaltation for Himself contrary to God’s plan, but would exalt the Father’s glory and execute His purposes of beneficence and love.

   “The angels joyfully acknowledged the supremacy of Christ, and prostrating themselves before Him, poured out their love and adoration.”

I AM – Eternal Presence

Isa 44:6  “Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God.”

Exod 3:14 “And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.

John 8:58  “Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.”

Rev 22:13  “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.”

Rev 1:13-18  “And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.  His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire;  And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters.  And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength.  And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last:  I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.”

John 1:1-2  “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God.”

AA 582 “…  Now John is once more permitted to behold his Lord.  But how changed is His appearance!  He is no longer a Man of Sorrows, despised and humiliated by men.  He is clothed in a garment of heavenly brightness. (Rev 1:14,15,17 quoted).”

AA 585 “It was Christ who bade the apostle record that which was to be opened before him.”

Ed 83 “In the Teacher sent from God, all true educational work finds its center.  Of this work today as verily as of the work He established eighteen hundred years ago, the Saviour speaks in the words

  “I am the First and the Last, and the Living One.”

  “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end.””

Christ proceeded from the Bosom of the Father

John 8:42  “Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me.”

John 1:18  “No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.”

Christ and His Righteousness p22 (by Waggoner) “But the point is that Christ is a begotten Son, and not a created subject.  He has by inheritance a more excellent Name than the angels; He is “a Son over His own house.” Heb 1:4;  3:6.   And since He is the only-begotten Son of God, He is of the very substance and nature of God, and possesses by birth all the attributes of God; for the Father was pleased that His Son should be the express image of His Person, the brightness of His glory, and filled with all the fullness of the Godhead.  So He has “life in Himself;” He possesses immortality in His own right, and can confer immortality upon others.  Life inheres in Him, so that it cannot be taken from Him; but, having voluntarily laid it down, He can take it again.”

From Everlasting

Micah 5:2  “But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.”

Ps 90:1-2 “A Prayer of Moses the man of God. Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations.Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou [art] God.”

Prov 8:22  “The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old.”

R&H April 5 1906,

MH422 “The unity that exists between Christ and His disciples does not destroy the personality of either.  They are one in purpose, in mind, in character, but not in person.  It is thus that God and Christ are one.”

Isa 9:6  “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”

Lord – Jehovah

Isa 40:3  “The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.”

Isaiah Chapter 43

Rev 19:16  “And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.”

God the Father is Lord (Jehovah) and Jesus is also Lord (Jehovah)

Jer 33:16  “In those days shall Judah be saved, and Jerusalem shall dwell safely: and this is the name wherewith she shall be called, The LORD our righteousness.”

1 Cor 8:6  “But 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.”

Deu 34:10  “And there arose not a prophet since in Israel like unto Moses, whom the LORD knew face to face,”

Jehovah knew Moses Face to Face (MH 475).

** Oxford Universal Dictionary, 1933

Deity:  Estate or rank of God, Godhead, a god …  divine nature of God, a divine being, the Supreme Being – God.

Divinity:  Quality of being Divine – deity, Godhead, a god, a deity, divine nature.

God was conversing with humanity” (Burning Bush) Dec 20 1900 Y.I.

Omnipotent:

Omnipresent:

Omnisicent:

These are qualities which belong only to God.  And yet every one of the Godly qualities also belong to Jesus.  Is Jesus God?

Spirit:

Acts 7:59  “And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.”

Who does the Spirit (breath) return to?

Eccl 12:7 “… and the Spirit (breath) shall return unto God who gave it.”

God’s or Christ’s Spirit?

Christ and His Righteousness pp23-24 “.. We know the Divine unity of the Father and the Son from the fact that both have the same Spirit.  Paul, after saying that they that are in the flesh cannot please God, continues: “But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you.  Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of His.” Rom 8:9.   Here we find that the Holy Spirit is both the Spirit of God and the Spirit of Christ.  Christ “is in the bosom of the Father;” being by nature of the very substance of God, and having life in Himself, He is properly called Jehovah, the self-existent One, and is thus styled in Jer 23:56, where it is said that the righteous Branch, who shall execute judgment and justice in the earth, shall be known by the name of Jehovah-tsidekenu – THE LORD, OUR RIGHESOUSNESS. 

  “Let no one, therefore, who honors Christ at all, give Him less honour than he gives the Father, for this would be to dishonor the Father by just so much; but let all, with the angels in heaven, worship the Son, having no fear that they are worshiping and serving the creature instead of the Creator.”

Mansc. 1, 1892  “Who, but Jesus Christ by His Spirit and divine power guided the pens of the sacred historians. …”

GW 287  “When one is fully emptied of self, when every false god is cast out of the soul, the vaccuum is filled by the inflowing of the Spirit of God.”

Jesus accepts worship due only to God the Father:

The commandment forbids the worship of any other Gods other than the True & Only God.

Isa 43:10-11 “Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me.  I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour.”

Isa 44:6 “Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God.”

Isa 45:21-25  “Tell ye, and bring them near; yea, let them take counsel together: who hath declared this from ancient time? who hath told it from that time? have not I the LORD? and there is no God else beside me; a just God and a Saviour; there is none beside me.  Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.  I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.  Surely, shall one say, in the LORD have I righteousness and strength: even to him shall men come; and all that are incensed against him shall be ashamed.  In the LORD shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and shall glory.”

John 20:28 “And Thomas answered and said unto him[Jesus], My Lord and my God.”

Jesus accepts Equality with the Father:

John 5:17-18  “But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work.  Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God.”

The Jews understood clearly that Jesus proclaimed himself equal with the Father, and were prepared to stone Him for blasphemy.

Word is God:

Isa 48:2-3  “For they call themselves of the holy city, and stay themselves upon the God of Israel; The LORD of hosts is his name.  I have declared the former things from the beginning; and they went forth out of my mouth, and I showed them; I did them suddenly, and they came to pass.”

John 1:1-2  “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  The same was in the beginning with God.”

5T 710  “Christ the Author of these revealed truths” of the Bible.

MH 428  “The knowledge of God” we must seek is that of “Salvation”.

God the Father is the Sustainer:

Isa 48:12-13  “Hearken unto me, O Jacob and Israel, my called; I am he; I am the first, I also am the last.  Mine hand also hath laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand hath spanned the heavens: when I call unto them, they stand up together.”

And yet we read that Jesus also Sustains:

Col 1:17  “And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.”

Heb 1:3  “Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;”

Isa 40:25-26  “To whom then will ye liken me, or shall I be equal? saith the Holy One.  Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these things, that bringeth out their host by number: he calleth them all by names by the greatness of his might, for that he is strong in power; not one faileth.”

GC651 (both new & old editions).  “The cross of Christ will be the science and the song of the redeemed through all eternity.  In Christ glorified they will behold Christ crucified.  Never will it be forgotten that He whose power created and upheld the unnumbered worlds through the vast realms of space, the Beloved of God, the Majesty of heaven, He whom cherub and shining seraph delighted to adore – humbled Himself to uplift fallen man; … That the Maker of all worlds, the Arbiter of all destinies, should lay aside His glory and humiliate Himself from love to man will ever excite the wonder and adoration of the universe.  As the nations of the saved look upon their Redeemer and behold the eternal glory of the Father shining in His countenance; as they behold His throne, which is from everlasting to everlasting, and know that His kingdom is to have no end, they break forth in rapturous song: “Worthy, worthy is the Lamb that was slain, and hath redeemed us to God by His own most precious blood!”

Heb 1:8  “But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.”

Jesus comes as Judge:

Rev 22:12  “And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.”

Titus 2:13  “Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;”

Bible calls Jesus “God”. 

Rev 19:11-16  “And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.  His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.  And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.  And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.  And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.  And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.”

Faithful and true, Word of God. 

2 Tim 4:1  “I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;”

Mat 25:31-32 “When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:  And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:”

Dangerous to Speculate on Nature of God:

MH 429 “The revelation of Himself that God has given in His word is for our study.  This we may seek to understand.  But beyond this we are not to penetrate.  The highest intellect may tax itself until it is wearied out in conjectures regarding the nature of God, but the effort will be fruitless.  This problem has not been given us to solve.  No human mind can comprehend God.  None are to indulge in speculation regarding His nature.  Here silence is eloquence.  The Omniscient One is above discussion.

  “Even the angels were not permitted to share the counsels between the Father and the Son when the plan of salvation was laid.  And human beings are not to intrude into the secrets of the Most High.  We are as ignorant of God as little children; but, as little children, we may love and obey Him.”

5T 698-711

God the Father is loved (Jehovah) & Jesus is loved (Jehovah):

Deu 34:10  “And there arose not a prophet since in Israel like unto Moses, whom the LORD knew face to face,”

Jehovah knew Moses Face to Face  MH 475

YI Dec 20, 1900  “God was conversing with humanity” (Burning Bush)

AA 122 (Church is channel to reflect Christ) “Thus Jesus gave sanction to the authority of His organized church and placed Saul in connection with His appointed agencies on earth.  Christ had now a church as His representative on earth, and to it belonged the work of directing the repentant sinner in the way of life.

  “Many have an idea that they are responsible to Christ alone for their light and experience, independent of His recognized followers on earth.  Jesus is the friend of sinners, and His heart is touched with their woe.  He has all power, both in heaven and on earth; but He respects the means that He has ordained for the enlightenment and salvation of men; He directs sinners to the church, which He has made a channel of light to the world.

  “… All is done in the name and by the authority of Christ.  Christ is the fountain; the church is the channel of communication.”

AA 163 “God has made His church on the earth a channel of light, and through it He communicates His purposes and His will.  He does not give to one of His servants an experience independent of and contrary to the experience of the church itself.  Neither does He give one man a knowledge of His will for the entire church while the church – Christ’s body – is left in darkness.  In His providence He places His servants in close connection with His church in order that they may have less confidence in themselves and greater confidence in others whom He is leading out to advance His work.”

AA 163-4 “… rather than to respect the counsel and highly esteem the judgment of his brethren, especially of those in the offices that God has appointed for the leadership of His people.  God has invested His church with special authority and power which no one can be justified in disregarding and despising, for he who does this despises the voice of God.”

AA 600 “The church is God’s agency for the proclamation of truth, empowered by Him to do a special work; and if she is loyal to Him, obedient to all His commandments, there will dwell within her the excellency of divine grace.  If she will be true to her allegiance, if she will honour the Lord God of Israel, there is no power that can stand against her.”

God Almighty:

EW 122 “I saw that God’s holy name should be used with reverence and awe. The words God Almighty are coupled together and used by some in prayer in a careless, thoughtless manner, which is displeasing to Him. Such have no realizing sense of God or the truth, or they would not speak so irreverently of the great and dreadful God, who is soon to judge them in the last day. Said the angel, “Couple them not together; for fearful is His name.” Those who realize the greatness and majesty of God, will take His name on their lips with holy awe. He dwelleth in light unapproachable; no man can see Him and live.”

GW 176 “[Some] profane His name by needlessly and irreverently mingling with their prayers the words, “God Almighty,” – awful, sacred words, which should never pass the lips except in subdued tones and with a feeling of awe.”

GodHead

Father, Son, Holy Spirit.

Col 2:9  “For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.”

CH222 “The Godhead was stirred with pity for the race, and the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit gave Themselves to the working out of the plan of redemption.”

Rev 1:4-5 “John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne;  And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,”

Which is, which was, is to come/seven Spirits/from Jesus Christ.

Mat 28:19  “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:”

Ev 614-5 “The Father cannot be described by the things of earth.  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.”  “God so loved the world, that He gave His only-begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”  Here is shown the personality of the Father.

  “The Comforter that Christ promised to send after He ascended to heaven, is the Spirit in all the fullness of the Godhead, making manifest the power of divine grace to all who receive and believe in Christ as a personal Saviour.  There are three living persons of the heavenly trio; in the name of these three great powers – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit – those who receive Christ by living faith are baptized, and these powers will co-operate with the obedient subjects of heaven in their efforts to live the new life in Christ.- Special testimonies, Series B, No.7, pp62-63. (1905).”

Ev 615 “While God’s Word speaks of the humanity of Christ when upon this earth, it also speaks decidedly regarding His pre-existence.  The Word existed as a divine being, even as the eternal Son of God, in union and oneness with His Father.  from everlasting he was the Mediator of the covenant, the one in whom all nations of the earth, both Jews and Gentiles, if they accepted Him, were to be blessed.  “The Word was with God, and the Word was God.”

Self existent, pre-existent  S.T.  29 August 1900

Jer 23:6  “In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.”

Life inherent in Christ:

2 SP 10 “He (Christ) had power to lay down his life and to take it again”.

DA 530 “Jesus declared, “I am the resurrection, and the life.”  In Christ is life, original, unborrowed, underived.  “He that hath the Son hath life.”  The divinity of Christ is the believer’s assurance of eternal life.”

DA785 “When the voice of the mighty angel was heard at Christ’s tomb, saying, Thy Father calls Thee, the Saviour came forth from the grave by the life that was in Himself.  Now was proved the truth of His words, “I lay down My life, that I might take it again. … I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again.”  Now was fulfilled the prophecy He had spoken to the priests and rulers, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.” John 10;17-18; 2:19.”  (also DA 484)

(Jesus is God).

Second Coming:

EW 287 “Lo this is our God we have waited for Him.”

Isa 25:9  “And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is the LORD; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.”

EW110

SD360 (R&H 10June 1852).

Pioneers:

The early advent pioneers were not in full agreement at first, but Sr White by study and vision did give us abundant evidence of her clear understanding from as early as 1890.  Early publications of the Conference give very brief statements, but generally speaking they all agreed with Sr White with but few exceptions.

Christ & His Righteousness p15

Seer of Patmos p433

Daniel & Revelation p335

Bible Readings (Old Edition) p67

Today, Reformers may vary in opinions to some degree on the deeper understanding of Christ’s Divinity due to reluctance to speak too definitely upon the unknown (Deut.29:29).  But we do agree with what the Bible and Spirit of Prophecy say, and we can speak those things which are written – purely upon weight of evidence.

The term ‘God the Son’ is not used in normal practice, being of protestant origin, although James White is quoted as having used it (R&H Jan.4 1881).

Any contrary stand would be a denial or contradiction of the Bible and the Spirit of Prophecy.  This gift in the incarnation is the greatest wonder and the most marvelous mystery of God.   To discredits or rejects the numerous statements from the Spirit of Prophecy would be to leave us adrift without chart or compass.

Christ and His Righteousness pp22-23 “If anyone springs the old cavil, how Christ could be immortal and yet die, we have only to say that we do not know.  We make no pretensions of fathoming infinity.  We cannot understand how Christ could be God in the beginning, sharing equal glory with the Father, before the world was, and still be born a babe in Bethlehem.  The mystery of the crucifixion and resurrection is but the mystery of the incarnation.  We cannot understand how Christ could be God and still become man for our sake.  We cannot understand how He could create the world from nothing, nor how He can raise the dead, nor yet how it is that He works by His Spirit in our own hearts; yet we believe and know these things.  It should be sufficient for us to accept as true those things which God has revealed, without stumbling over things that the mind of an angel cannot fathom.  So we delight in the infinite power and glory which the Scriptures declare belong to Christ, without worrying our finite minds in a vain attempt to explain the infinite.”

The Divinity of Christ

“Christ, the Word, the only begotten of God, was one with the eternal Father,‑‑one in nature, in character, in purpose,‑‑the only being that could enter into all the counsels and purposes of God. ‘His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of peace’ (Isa. 9:6). His ‘goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting’ (Micah 5:2).” PP 34.

“The Jews had never before heard such words from human lips, and a convicting influence attended them; for it seemed that divinity flashed through humanity as Jesus said, ‘I and my Father are one.’ The words of Christ were full of deep meaning as he put forth the claim that he and the Father were of one substance, possessing the same attributes.”  ST Nov. 27, 1893.

“To save the transgressor of God’s law, Christ, the one equal with the Father, came to live heaven before men, that they might learn to know what it is to have heaven in the heart. He illustrated what man must be to be worthy of the precious boon of the life that measures with the life of God.”  FE 179.

“The only way in which the fallen race could be restored was through the gift of his Son, equal with himself, possessing the attributes of God. Though so highly exalted, Christ consented to assume human nature, that he might work in behalf of man and reconcile to God his disloyal subject. When man rebelled, Christ pleaded his merits in his behalf, and became man’s substitute and surety. He undertook to combat the powers of darkness in man’s behalf, and he prevailed, conquering the enemy of our souls, and presenting to man the cup of salvation.”  RH Nov. 8, 1892.

“The world was made by him, ‘and without him was not anything made that was made.’ If Christ made all things, he existed before all things. The words spoken in regard to this are so decisive that no one need be left in doubt. Christ was God essentially, and in the highest sense. He was with God from all eternity. God over all, blessed forevermore.”  7ABC 438.

“Silence fell upon the vast assembly. The name of God, given to Moses to express the idea of the eternal presence, had been claimed as His own by this Galilean Rabbi. He had announced Himself to be the self‑existent One, He who had been promised to Israel, ‘whose goings forth have been from of old, from the days of eternity.'”  7ABC 438.

“The world’s Redeemer was equal with God. His authority was as the authority of God. He declared that he had no existence separate from the Father. The authority by which he spoke, and wrought miracles, was expressly his own, yet he assures us that he and the Father are one.”  RH Jan. 7, 1890.

“Jehovah is the name given to Christ. ‘Behold, God is my salvation,’ writes the prophet Isaiah; ‘I will trust, and not be afraid; for the Lord Jehovah is my strength and my song; He also is become my salvation. Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation. And in that day ye shall say, Praise the Lord, call upon His name, declare His doings among the people, make mention that His name is exalted.’”  ST May 3, 1899.

“The heavenly gates are again to be lifted up, and with ten thousand times ten thousand and thousands of thousands of holy ones, our saviour will come forth as King of Kings and Lord of lords. Jehovah Immanuel ‘shall be King over all the earth; in that day shall there be one Lord, and His name one.”  MB 160.

“This is the reward of all who follow Christ. Jehovah Emmanuel ‑‑He ‘in whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge,’ in whom dwells ‘all the fulness of the Godhead bodily’ (Col. 2:3, 9)‑‑to be brought into sympathy with Him, to know Him, to possess Him, as the heart opens more and more to receive His attributes; to know His love and power, to possess the unsearchable riches of Christ, to comprehend more and more ‘what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; and to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God’ (Eph. 3:18, 19)‑‑’This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of Me, saith the Lord.’” 7ABC 439, 440.

“Before the entrance of sin among the angels: Christ the Word, the only‑begotten of God, was one with the eternal Father,‑‑one in nature, in character, and in purpose,‑‑the only being in all the universe that could enter into all the counsels and purposes of God. By Christ, the Father wrought in the creation of all heavenly beings.”  GC 493.

“If men reject the testimony of the inspired Scriptures concerning the deity of Christ, it is in vain to argue the point with them; for no argument, however conclusive, could convince them. ‘The natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.’ 1 Corinthians 2:14. None who hold this error can have a true conception of the character or the mission of Christ, or of the great plan of God for man’s redemption.”  7ABC 440.

“The Lord Jesus Christ, the divine Son of God, existed from eternity, a distinct person, yet one with the Father. He was the surpassing glory of heaven. He was the commander of the heavenly intelligences, and the adoring homage of the angels was received by him as his right. This was no robbery of God.” RH April 5, 1906.

“In speaking of His pre‑existence, Christ carries the mind back through dateless ages. He assures us that there never was a time when He was not in close fellowship with the eternal God. He to whose voice the Jews were then listening had been with God as one brought up with Him.”  ST Aug. 29, 1900.

“From all eternity Christ was united with the Father, and when He took upon Himself human nature, He was still one with God.”  ST Aug. 2, 1905.

“But while God’s Word speaks of the humanity of Christ when upon this earth, it also speaks decidedly regarding his preexistence. The Word existed as a divine being, even as the eternal Son of God, in union and oneness with his Father. From everlasting he was the Mediator of the covenant, the one in whom all nations of the earth, both Jews and Gentiles, if they accepted him, were to be blessed. ‘The Word was with God, and the Word was God.’ Before men or angels were created, the Word was with God, and was God.”  RH April 5, 1906.

“Christ was God essentially, and in the highest sense. He was with God from all eternity, God over all, blessed forevermore.”  RH April 5, 1906, p. 8.

“In it [God’s Word] we may learn what our redemption has cost Him who from the beginning was equal with the Father.”  CT 13.

“There are three living persons of the heavenly trio; in the name of these three great powers‑‑the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit‑‑those who receive Christ by living faith are baptized, and these powers will co‑operate with the obedient subjects of heaven in their efforts to live the new life in Christ.”  Ev 615.

“The Godhead was stirred with pity for the race, and the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit gave themselves to the working out of the plan of redemption.”  CH 222.

“Those who proclaim the third angel’s message must put on the whole armor of God, that they may stand boldly at their post, in the face of detraction and falsehood, fighting the good fight of faith, resisting the enemy with the word, ‘It is written.’ Keep yourselves where the three great powers of heaven, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, can be your efficiency. These powers work with the one who gives himself unreservedly to God. The strength of heaven is at the command of God’s believing ones. The man who takes God as his trust is barricaded by an impregnable wall.” The Southern Watchman, Feb. 23, 1904.

“Our sanctification is the work of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. It is the fulfilment of the covenant that God has made with those who bind themselves up with Him, to stand with Him, with His Son, and with His Spirit in holy fellowship. Have you been born again? Have you become a new being in Christ Jesus? Then co‑operate with the three great powers of heaven who are working in your behalf. Doing this you will reveal to the world the principles of righteousness.”  ST June 19, 1901.

“The eternal heavenly dignitaries‑‑God, and Christ, and the Holy Spirit‑‑arming them [the disciples] with more than mortal energy, . . . would advance with them to the work and convince the world of sin.”  Ev 616.

“We are to co‑operate with the three highest powers in heaven, ‑‑the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost,‑‑and these powers will work through us, making us workers together with God.”  7ABC 442.

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