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WE ARE PIONEER SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTISTS - PRESERVING AND UPHOLDING THE ORIGINAL FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES OF SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTISTS

I believe it is time to ditch the tag - "One True God Movement" and start proclaiming who we really are - Pioneer Seventh-day Adventists. The problem with calling ourselves the "One True God Movement" is that people think [wrongly] we are a "NEW movement", teaching "NEW" things, which is a hinderance to reaching some of our brethren. When the truth is just the opposite. We are not teaching new things, but OLD TRUTHS. So let us start proclaiming who we are. We are Pioneer Seventh-day Adventists, and God has raised us up to preserve the original fundamental beliefs of Seventh-day Adventists, given through our pioneers, which were based on Bible TRUTH, and which sadly, the current SDA General Conference leaders have "accounted as error" and changed, just as prophesied.

Jeremiah 6:16 ...'Thus saith the Lord, stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.'

Please see our page ELLEN WHITE WARNED THE FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES WOULD BE CHANGED

So many spirit of prophecy quotes are taken out of context today and viewed independently of the original fundamental principles of our pioneer Seventh-day Adventists. But when you look at what Sister White said concerning the original fundamental principles, which she still supported in 1903, and which were still the same in 1905, then you realize the importance of interpreting Sister White's writings in line with those original fundamental pricinples.

"Messages of every order and kind have been urged upon Seventh-day Adventists, to take the place of the truth which, point by point, has been sought out by prayerful study, and testified to by the miracle-working power of the Lord. But the waymarks which have made us what we are, are to be preserved, and they will be preserved, as God has signified through His Word and the testimony of His Spirit. He calls upon us to hold firmly, with the grip of faith, to THE FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES that are based upon unquestionable authority." (E.White, Testimonies for the Church Containing Letters to Physicians and Ministers Instruction to Seventh-day Adventists, Ch.10, pgr.59)

"Let not erroneous theories receive countenance from the people who ought to be standing firm on the platform of eternal truth. God calls upon us to hold firmly to THE FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES that are based upon unquestionable authority." (E.White, Testimonies for the Church, Volume 8, p.298)

God calls us to "hold firmly, with the grip of faith, to the fundamental principles that are based upon unquestionable authority"! WOW! Do you know what that means? Those ORIGINAL fundamental principles MUST be upheld and preserved. And that is exactly what we are doing!

1872 Fundamental Principles of Seventh-day Adventists

Those fundamental principles were still the same in 1905! SEE HERE - Page 188.

Now please understand this important point - Ellen White said in 1903 that these 'Fundamental Principles' had "sustained the work for the past fifty years" (E.White, Testimonies for the Church Containing Messages of Warning and Instruction to Seventh-day Adventists, St. Helena, Cal., October, 1903. pgr.39) - And that they were based on "unquestionable authority" (see above). Which means that Ellen White did NOT become a Trinitarian after 1900, and that our interpretation of spirit of prophecy quotes MUST be in line with those original fundamental principles. And that we must continue to preserve those original principles.

This is why we are NOT a "new movement." We are preserving the original fundamental principles that were based upon "unquestionable authority." We are preserving and upholding the original truths that were ordained of God Himself. So let us proclaim who we are. We are TRUE Seventh-day Adventists - PIONEER Seventh-day Adventists - Standing on the "foundation that was built by the Master Worker" - Jesus Christ. (E.White, Battle Creek Letters, St.Helena, Calif., Oct.1903, pgr.80)

The current General Conference led denomination has REJECTED the original principles, therefore it is the current SDA GC led denomination which is the "NEW movement."

"In this time, when false doctrines are being taught, we are to teach the same truth that we have taught for the past half century. I have not changed my faith one jot or one tittle." (E.White, Lt 150, May 15, 1906)

AGAIN ... "we are to teach the same truth that we have taught for the past half century." (1906)

"When men come in who would move one pin or pillar from the foundation which God has established by His Holy Spirit, let the aged men who were pioneers in our work speak plainly, and let those who are dead speak also, by the reprinting of their articles in our periodicals. Gather up the rays of divine light that God has given as He has led His people on step by step in the way of truth. This truth will stand the test of time and trial." (E.White, Ms 62, 1905 , p. 6)

"The truths given us after the passing of the time in 1844 are just as certain and unchangeable as when the Lord gave them to us in answer to our urgent prayers. The visions that the Lord has given me are so remarkable that we know that what we have accepted is the truth. This was demonstrated by the Holy Spirit. Light, precious light from God, established the main points of our faith as we hold them today." (E.White, Letter 50, 1906)

"We want solid pillars for the building. Not one pin is to be removed from that which the lord has established." (Ellen White, Review and Herald, May 25, 1905)

"If you continue to believe and obey the truths you first embraced regarding the personality of the Father and the Son, you will be joined together with them in love. There will be seen that union for which Christ prayed just before His trial and crucifixion." (E.White, ms23, 1906)

And what were the "first truths regarding the personality of the Father and Son"?

The Fundamental Principles of Seventh-day Adventists - 1872 (source)

"1 - That there is one God, a personal, spiritual being, the creator of all things, omnipotent, omniscient, and eternal, infinite in wisdom, holiness, justice, goodness, truth, and mercy; unchangeable, and everywhere present by his representative, the Holy Spirit. Ps. 139:7."

"2 - That there is one Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Eternal Father, the one by whom God created all things, and by whom they do consist; that he took on him the nature of the seed of Abraham for the redemption of our fallen race; that he dwelt among men full of grace and truth, lived our example, died our sacrifice, was raised for our justification, ascended on high to be our only mediator in the sanctuary in Heaven, where, with his own blood he makes atonement for our sins; which atonement so far from being made on the cross, which was but the offering of the sacrifice, is the very last portion of his work as priest, according to the example of the Levitical priest-hood, which foreshadowed and prefigured the min-istry of our Lord in Heaven. See Lev. 16; Heb. 8:4, 5; 9:6, 7; &c."

"16 - That the Spirit of God was promised to manifest itself in the church through certain gifts, enumerated especially in 1 Corinthians 12 and Ephesians 4; that these gifts are not designed to supersede, or take the place of, the Bible, which is sufficient to make us wise unto salva-tion, any more than the Bible can take the place of the Holy Spirit; that, in specifying the various channels of its operation, that Spirit has simply made provision for its own existence and presence with the people of God to the end of time ..."

Can you see what our pioneers believed regarding God? They clearly believed the truth that there is 'one God - the Father', just as the Bible teaches (John 17:3, 1 Corinthians 8:6, 1 Timothy 2:6) and that He is present everywhere by 'His representative - the Holy Spirit.' In other words - HIS Holy Spirit, which is why they call the Holy Spirit "IT" in belief number 16. They also clearly believed the truth that Jesus Christ is that 'one Lord' who is the 'SON OF the Eternal Father.' Again, just as the Bible clearly teaches (Romans 8:3, John 3:16-17, Matthew 3:17)

"This is life eternal,' Christ declared, 'that they might know Thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom Thou hast sent.' [John 17:3.] In these words the personality of God and of His Son is clearly spoken of." (E.G.White, Lt232-1903, par. 48)

The original fundamental principles of our pioneer Seventh-day Adventists MUST be preserved ... "Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints (Jude 1:3) - The truth will prevail!

Please see our page THE PERSONALITY OF GOD AND OF CHRIST