A storm has been brewing over time on several suspicious doctrines in the Seventh Day Adventist Church that seem to stem their roots in Catholicism. These doctriens have led many groups to leave the church and start off-shoots while others remain with a strong position that the ‘doctrines might be the same’ but the faith is not.
One such doctrine is the belief in the Trinity. According to Wikipedia,
The Christian doctrine of the Trinity (Latin: Trinitas, lit. ‘triad’, from trinus, “threefold”) holds that God is three consubstantial persons or hypostases—the Father, the Son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit—as “one God in three Divine Persons”.
According to the Adventist Church,
There is one God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, a unity of three coeternal Persons.
According to the Catholic church,
“Thus the connection of the Father in the Son, and of the Son in the Paraclete, produces three coherent persons, who are yet distinct one from another. These three are, one essence, not one person, as it is said, ‘I and my Father are one’ [John 10:30], in respect of unity of being not singularity of number”
But the Bible denies the doctrine of the Trinity. And so, the Catholics go our and brag,
Seventh-day Adventists agree with many Catholic doctrines, including the Trinity, Christ’s divinity, the virgin birth, the atonement, a physical resurrection of the dead, and Christ’s Second Coming. They use a valid form of baptism. They believe in original sin and reject the Evangelical teaching that one can never lose one’s salvation no matter what one does (i.e., they correctly reject “once saved, always saved”).
A recent look at many of the Adventist hymns have also revealed a strong borrowing from the Trinity doctrine. It is unfortunate that these hymns are being taught to children in the church making it the more harder to get rid of Catholicism in the Adventist Church.
The trinity teaching denies Jesus as the literal Son of God, because it teaches that Jesus is a self-existent, eternal God ALONGSIDE the Father, and not ‘begotten’ FROM the Father as a true Son. But please note, 1 John 2:22-23 says that he who ‘denies the Father and SON‘ is antichrist. So this subject may be a lot more important than people think. John 3:16 …’For God so loved the world, that he GAVE his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.’ God truly sent His own Son to die for our sins! What LOVE!
John 16:27-28 …’For the Father himself loveth you, because you have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God. I came forth from the Father, AND am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father.’
John 17:7-8 …’Now they have known that all things whatsoever you have given me are of you. For I have given unto them the words which you gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from you, and they have believed that you did send me.’
Romans 8:3 …’God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh.’
Do you see this amazing truth about Jesus being the literal Son of God? And no, He did not become the Son of God at His birth on this earth. They are not play acting. This is real friends, and the truth is clear for all who have eyes to see. Notice the clear order that Jesus is giving. Hecame forth from the Father and THEN the Father sent Jesus HIS SON, to this earth.