«ELLEN G. WHITE 1 Read the back cover Contents 1. The Fall of Lucifer - 1 2. The Creation 7 3. Consequences of Rebellion 10 4. Temptation and Fall - ...»
But the Son of God, who had in unison with the Father created man, could make an atonement for man acceptable to God, by giving His life a sacrifice and bearing the wrath of His Father. Angels informed Adam that, as his transgression had brought death and wretchedness, life and immortality would be brought to light through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.
A View of the Future To Adam were revealed future important events, from his expulsion from Eden to the Flood, and onward to the first advent of Christ upon the earth; His love for Adam and his posterity would lead the Son of God to condescend to take human nature, and thus elevate, through His own humiliation, all who would believe on Him.
Such a sacrifice was of sufficient value to save the whole world; but only a few would avail themselves of the salvation brought to them 27 through such a wonderful sacrifice. The many would not comply with the conditions required of them that they might be partakers of His great salvation. They would prefer sin and transgression of the law of God rather than repentance and obedience, relying by faith upon the merits of the sacrifice offered. This sacrifice was of such infinite value as to make a man who should avail himself of it more precious than fine gold, even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir.
Adam was carried down through successive generations and saw the increase of crime, of guilt and defilement, because man would yield to his naturally strong inclinations to transgress the holy law of God. He was shown the curse of God resting more and more heavily upon the human race, upon the cattle, and upon the earth, because of man's continued transgression. He was shown that iniquity and violence would steadily increase; yet amid all the tide of human misery and woe, there would ever be a few who would preserve the knowledge of God and would remain unsullied amid the prevailing moral degeneracy. Adam was made to comprehend what sin is--the transgression of the law. He was shown that moral, mental, and physical degeneracy would result to the race, from transgression, until the world would be filled with human misery of every type.
The days of man were shortened by his own course of sin in transgressing the righteous law of God. The race was finally so greatly depreciated that they appeared inferior and almost valueless.
They were generally incompetent to appreciate the mystery of Calvary, the grand and elevated facts of the atonement, and the plan of salvation, because of the indulgence of the carnal mind. Yet, notwithstanding the weakness, and enfeebled mental, moral, and physical powers of the human race, Christ, true to the purpose for which He left heaven, continues His interest in the feeble, depreciated, degenerate specimens of humanity, and invites them to hide their weakness and great deficiencies in Him. If they will come unto Him, He will supply all their needs.
The Sacrificial Offering When Adam, according to God's special directions, made an offering for sin, it was to him a most painful ceremony. His hand must be raised to take life, which God alone could give, and make an 28 offering for sin. It was the first time he had witnessed death. As he looked upon the bleeding victim, writhing in the agonies of death, he was to look forward by faith to the Son of God, whom the victim prefigured, who was to die man's sacrifice.
This ceremonial offering, ordained of God, was to be a perpetual reminder to Adam of his guilt, and also a penitential acknowledgment of his sin. This act of taking life gave Adam a deeper and more perfect sense of his transgression, which nothing less than the death of God's dear Son could expiate. He marveled at the infinite goodness and matchless love which would give such a ransom to save the guilty. As Adam was slaying the innocent victim, it seemed to him that he was shedding the blood of the Son of God by his own hand. He knew that if he had remained steadfast to God, and true to His holy law, there would have been no death of beast nor of man. Yet in the sacrificial offerings, pointing to the great and perfect offering of God's dear Son, there appeared a star of hope to illuminate the dark and terrible future, and relieve it of its utter hopelessness and ruin.
In the beginning the head of each family was considered ruler and priest of his own household. Afterward, as the race multiplied upon the earth, men of divine appointment performed this solemn worship of sacrifice for the people. The blood of beast was to be associated in the minds of sinners with the blood of the Son of God. The death of the victim was to evidence to all that the penalty of sin was death. By the act of sacrifice the sinner acknowledged his guilt and manifested his faith, looking forward to the great and perfect sacrifice of the Son of God, which the offering of beasts prefigured. Without the atonement of the Son of God there could be no communication of blessing or salvation from God to man. God was jealous for the honor of His law. The transgression of that law caused a fearful separation between God and man. To Adam in his innocency was granted communion, direct, free, and happy, with his Maker. After his transgression God would communicate to man through Christ and angels.
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‘The Living Voice of the Lord’s Witnesses’ Direct quotes from the founders of the remnant church. Read for yourself what all the SDA Pioneers believed and taught, and what Mrs. White said about them.
‘Building on Solid Rock’ The only true rock is Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
A Study through the Bible, the Spirit of Prophecy, and the SDA pioneers.
‘Truly, This Man Is The Son of God’ Evidence of Jesus being the Son of God prior to Bethlehem.
‘How shall we Consider Christ’ The true position of Christ in the 1888 message by E. J. Waggoner. Refutes the heresy that Christ is a created being.
‘The Godhead in Black and White’ Direct quotes from Ellen G. White on the topic of the Godhead showing her consistent faith throughout her entire writing career.
‘The Alpha and Omega’ What is the mysterious danger that awaited our church at the end of time? Ellen White saw it and she ‘trembled for our people.’ ‘Who Is God’s Spirit?’ A complete Biblical study on the Holy Spirit (covers every text that mentions the word ‘spirit’. For the serious and sincere student) ‘His Own Representative’ The relationship between Jesus & the Holy Spirit ‘The Wondrous Love of God’ The Love that God has for man can only be rightly understood in light of the sacrifice of the Father and the Son. A Biblical exposition suitable for all Christians. (non-SDA’s)
30 The Story of Redemption, by the gifted author Ellen G. White, is a book written for these times.
The narrative is based upon the scriptural theme of the age-long conflict between divine and satanic agencies for the control of man's will and destiny.
How did it all begin? Here is reviewed the story of man's creation and his fall into sin, and the tender love of a merciful Father and His compassionate Son.
Each page in this narrative provides insights into history rarely attempted by any author except by the writers of the Holy Scriptures. The story of redemption is a true war story--the story of God and demons and man in conflict.
Time is precious. Time is running out. Eternity beckons all of us. The reader of this book will discover what took place in heaven before the fall of man, what took place after the fall of man, and the wonderful plan that God undertook to save man from eternal ruin and degradation. It is called The
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