The Divine Pre-incarnate Only Begotten Son

Ellen G. White

Ellen G. White
Godhead Truth

“Theology is valueless unless it is saturated with the love of Christ.”
— Ellen G. White —

The Divine Pre-incarnate Only Begotten Son

Satan in Heaven, before his rebellion, was a high and exalted angel, next in honor to God’s dear Son. His countenance, like those of the other angels, was mild and expressive of happiness. His forehead was high and broad, showing a powerful intellect. His form was perfect; his bearing noble and majestic. A special light beamed in his countenance, and shone around him brighter and more beautiful than around the other angels; yet Jesus, God’s dear Son, had the pre-eminence over all the angelic host. He was one with the Father before the angels were created. Satan was envious of Christ, and gradually assumed command which devolved on Christ alone. ¶ Then there was war in heaven. Angels were engaged in the battle; Satan wished to conquer the Son of God, and those who were submissive to his will. But the good and true angels prevailed, and Satan, with his followers, was driven from heaven.”

Ellen G. White

Spirit of Prophecy, Vol. 1, p. 17.1

Then there was war in heaven. Angels were engaged in the battle; Satan wished to conquer the Son of God, and those who were submissive to his will. But the good and true angels prevailed, and Satan, with his followers, was driven from heaven.”

Ellen G. White

Spiritual Gifts, Vol. 1, p. 17.2

Then there was war in Heaven. The Son of God, the Prince of Heaven, and his loyal angels, engaged in conflict with the arch rebel and those who united with him. The Son of God and true, loyal angels prevailed; and Satan and his sympathizers were expelled from Heaven. All the heavenly host acknowledged and adored the God of justice. Not a taint of rebellion was left in Heaven. All was again peaceful and harmonious as before.”

Ellen G. White

Spirit of Prophecy, Vol. 1, p.22.3

The hour for joyful, happy songs of praise to God and his dear Son had come. Satan had led the heavenly choir. He had raised the first note, then all the angelic host united with him, and glorious strains of music had resounded through Heaven in honor of God and his dear Son. But now, instead of strains of sweetest music, discord and angry words fall upon the ear of the great rebel leader. Where was he? Was it not all a horrible dream? Was he shut out of Heaven? Were the gates of Heaven never more to open and admit him? The hour of worship draws nigh, when bright and holy angels bow before the Father. No more will he unite in heavenly song. No more will he bow in reverence and holy awe before the presence of the eternal God. Could he be again as he was when he was pure, true and loyal, gladly would he yield up the claims of his authority. But he was lost! beyond redemption, for his presumptuous rebellion! And this was not all; he had led others to rebellion and to the same lost condition with himself—angels, who had never thought to question the will of Heaven, or refuse obedience to the law of God till he had put it into their minds, presenting before them that they might enjoy a greater good, a higher and more glorious liberty. This had been the sophistry whereby he had deceived them. A responsibility now rests upon him from which he would fain be released.”

Ellen G. White

Spirit of Prophecy, Vol. 1, p.28.2

Satan trembled as he viewed his work. He was alone in meditation upon the past, the present, and his future plans. His mighty frame shook as with a tempest. An angel from Heaven was passing. He called him, and entreated an interview with Christ. This was granted him. He then related to the Son of God that he repented of his rebellion, and wished again the favor of God. He was willing to take the place God had previously assigned him, and be under his wise command. Christ wept at Satan’s woe, but told him, as the mind of God, that he could never be received into Heaven. Heaven must not be placed in jeopardy. All Heaven would be marred should he be received back; for sin and rebellion originated with him. The seeds of rebellion were still within him. He had, in his rebellion, no occasion for his course, and he had not only hopelessly ruined himself, but the host of angels also, who would then have been happy in Heaven had he remained steadfast. The law of God could condemn, but could not pardon.”

Ellen G. White

Spirit of Prophecy, Vol. 1, p.29.2

The creation of our world was brought into the councils of heaven. There the covering cherub prepared his request that he should be made prince to govern the world then in prospect. This was not accorded him. Jesus Christ was to rule the earthly kingdom; under God He engaged to take the world with all its probabilities. The law of heaven should be the standard law for this new world, for human intelligences. Lucifer was jealous of Christ and this jealousy worked into rebellion and he carried with him a large number of the holy angels. Jesus, the Son of God, was not deceived by Lucifer’s sophistry. He stood true to principle and resisted every line of reasoning of Lucifer and all the angels who had taken sides with him, thus evidencing that as He stood, every angel might have stood.When the world was created by Jesus Christ through the power of God, Satan tempted Eve and she sinned, and she tempted Adam and he sinned. Then was the divine council from the beginning of the world hid in God. Ephesians 3:9-11. “And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ: To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God. According to the eternal purpose which He purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord.””

Ellen G. White

7LtMs, Ms 43b, 1891, par. 3-4

Adam and Eve assured the angels that they should never transgress the express command of God, for it was their highest pleasure to do His will. The angels united with Adam and Eve in holy strains of harmonious music, and as their songs pealed forth from blissful Eden, Satan heard the sound of their strains of joyful adoration to the Father and Son. And as Satan heard it his envy, hatred, and malignity increased, and he expressed his anxiety to his followers to incite them (Adam and Eve) to disobedience and at once bring down the wrath of God upon them and change their songs of praise to hatred and curses to their Maker.”

Ellen G. White

The Story of Redemption, p. 31.2

“God is the Father of Christ; and Christ is the Son of God. To Christ has been given an exalted position. He has been made equal with the Father. All the councils of God are opened unto His Son.”

Ellen G. White

18LtMs, Ms 111, 1903, par. 5

The only begotten Son of God consented to leave the heavenly courts and come to our world to live with an ungrateful people who refused His gracious mercies.”

Ellen G. White

23LtMs, Lt 232, 1908, par. 10

“They must watch unto prayer, that they may have a clear perception of their obligation to Him who, though the only begotten Son of God, came to our world to lead men and women away from the guidance of Satan.”

Ellen G. White

25LtMs, Lt 138, 1910, par. 7

Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, is the leader of the other party. He laid off His royal robe and kingly crown, and clothed Himself with the garment of humanity, that He might stand at the head of the human race, bearing the trials that we must bear, and meeting the temptations that we must meet.”

Ellen G. White

20LtMs, Ms 181, 1905, par. 6

“… There is a personal God, the Father; there is a personal Christ, the Son. And “God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in times past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; 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.””

Ellen G. White

Review & Herald, November 8, 1898, par. 9

Jesus had been with the Father from the everlasting ages, before the creation of man, and he came to reveal the Father, declaring “God is love.” …”

Ellen G. White

Signs of the Times, June 27, 1892, par. 1

“Before the entrance of evil there was peace and joy throughout the universe. All was in perfect harmony with the Creator’s will. Love for God was supreme, love for one another impartial. 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. ‘By Him were all things created, that are in heaven, … whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers’ (Colossians 1:16); and to Christ, equally with the Father, all heaven gave allegiance.”

Ellen G. White

Great Controversy, p. 493.1

The Eternal Father, the unchangeable one, gave his only begotten Son, tore from his bosom Him who was made in the express image of his person, and sent him down to earth to reveal how greatly he loved mankind.”

Ellen G. White

Review & Herald, July 9, 1895, par. 13

“We cannot by searching find out God. But He has revealed Himself in the character of Christ, who is the brightness of the Father’s glory, and the express image of His person. If we desire a knowledge of God, we must be Christlike.”

Ellen G. White

14LtMs, Ms 133, 1899, par. 16

“It is our privilege to know God experimentally, and in true knowledge of God is life eternal. The only begotten Son of God was God’s gift to the world, in whose character was revealed the character of him who gave the law to men and angels. He came to proclaim the fact, “The Lord our God is one Lord,” and him only shalt thou serve. …”

Ellen G. White

Review & Herald, March 9, 1897, par. 9

“What a scene was this for God to look upon, for seraphim and cherubim and angels to behold! The only begotten Son of God, the Majesty of heaven, the King of glory, was mocked, insulted, taunted, rejected, and crucified by those whom He came to save, who had given themselves to the control of him who had originated apostasy and rebellion.”

Ellen G. White

9LtMs, Ms 39, 1894, par. 16

“When God gave His only-begotten Son to our world, He gave all the treasures of heaven. What power, what glory, has been revealed in Christ Jesus! The greatest display of majesty and power is given to the world through the only-begotten Son of God.”

Ellen G. White

SWk, p. 32.1

“The people of God are now to stand as representatives of the attributes of the Father and the Son.”

Ellen G. White

9LtMs, Ms 39, 1894, par. 18

Christ should be uplifted as the first Great Teacher, the only begotten Son of God, who was with the Father from eternal ages. The Son of God was the Great Teacher sent into the world as the Light of the world. “The Word was made flesh and dwelt among us.” [John 1:14.] The Father was represented in Christ, and the attention in education must be of that character that they will look to Him and believe in Him as the likeness of God.”

Ellen G. White

10LtMs, Lt 67, 1895, par. 4

““This is the work of God.” This is what God requires “that ye believe on Him whom He hath sent.” [Verses 28, 29.] The price of heaven is the only begotten Son of God. The way to heaven is by faith in Jesus. First you require to believe, next to work. “This is the work of God that ye believe on Him whom He hath sent.” Teach the students in our schools to believe in Christ, then they will work the works of God.”

Ellen G. White

10LtMs, Ms 25a, 1895, par. 27

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.”

Ellen G. White

BTS, March 1, 1906, par. 1

“A complete offering has been made; for “God so loved the world, that he gave his only-begotten Son,”—not a son by creation, as were the angels, nor a son by adoption, as is the forgiven sinner, but a Son begotten in the express image of the Father’s person, and in all the brightness of his majesty and glory, one equal with God in authority, dignity, and divine perfection. In him dwelt all the fullness of the Godhead bodily.”

Ellen G. White

Signs of the Times, May 30, 1895, par. 3

The Godhead was not made human, and the human was not deified by the blending together of the two natures. Christ did not possess the same sinful, corrupt, fallen disloyalty we possess, for then He could not be a perfect offering.”

Ellen G. White

8LtMs, Ms 94, 1893, par. 8

“Who can anticipate the gifts of infinite Love. “God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” God’s love for the world was not manifest because he sent his Son, but because he loved the world He sent his Son into the world that divinity clothed with humanity might touch humanity, while divinity lays hold of infinity. Though sin had produced a gulf between man and his God, divine benevolence provided a plan to bridge that gulf and what material did he use? A part of himself, the brightness of the Father’s glory came to a world all seared and marred with the curse, and in his own divine character, in his own divine body, bridged the gulf, and opened a channel of communication between God and man. …”

Ellen G. White

1888 Materials, p. 711.3

Christ was the majesty of heaven, the only begotten Son of God. Yet “God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.””

Ellen G. White

PH020, p. 4.1

Christ, equal with God, the brightness of the Father’sglory, and the express image of His person”, clothed His divinity with humanity, and came to this earth to suffer and die for sinners. The only-begotten Son of God humbled Himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. By bearing in His body the curse of sin, He placed happiness and immortality within the reach of all.”

Ellen G. White

Signs of the Times, September 30, 1903, par. 3

“There are angels appointed over every church that claims to believe in the truth of Jesus Christ being the only begotten Son of God.”

Ellen G. White

19LtMs, Ms 159, 1904, par. 6

“Why callest thou me good?” said Christ, “there is none good but one, that is, God.” Jesus desired to test the ruler’s sincerity, and to draw from him the way in which he regarded him as good. Did he realize that the One to whom he was speaking was the only begotten Son of God? What was the true sentiment of his soul?”

Ellen G. White

Youth's Instructor, May 20, 1897, par. 3

“… The greatness of God cannot be measured or comprehended. And that doctrine that denies the absolute Godhead of Jesus Christ, denies also the Godhead of the Father; for no man knoweth the Son but the Father. ¶ The mightiest created intelligence cannot grasp divinity.”

Ellen G. White

Signs of the Times, June 27, 1895, par. 3-4

“When the mighty angel descended from heaven, parting the darkness from his track, the Roman guard fell as dead men before the resplendent glory, and Christ in his Godhead shone forth as he burst from the tomb, and rose triumphant over death and the grave.”

Ellen G. White

Signs of the Times, May 30, 1895, par. 7-8

Every blooming flower, with its delicate, beautiful tints and sweet fragrance, is given for our enjoyment and happiness through that One Gift. The sun and the moon were made by Him; there is not a star that beautifies the heavens which He did not make. There is not an article of food upon our tables that He has not provided for our sustenance. The stamp and superscription of God is upon it all. Everything is included and abundantly supplied to man through the one unspeakable Gift, the only begotten Son of God. He was nailed to the cross that all these bounties might flow to God’s workmanship.”

Ellen G. White

12LtMs, Lt 79, 1897, par. 7

He is predicted as the Messenger of the Covenant who was to be revealed, and the Sun of Righteousness, who was to arise and shed forth His beams throughout the world. “Hear, O heavens, and be astonished, O earth!” When the fulness of the time had come, and the promised One came to our world, it was no less a personage than the only begotten Son of God, the Eternal Word. It was a surprise of grace to all the heavenly host. Mercy and benevolence came to dwell upon the earth to subdue the stubborn, obdurate heart, and to win the heart and mind of man by revealing God in human flesh.”

Ellen G. White

11LtMs, Ms 72, 1896, par. 10

““The Lord possessed Me in the beginning of His way, before His works of old,” Christ says. “When He gave to the sea His decree, that the waters should not pass His commandment; 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.” But the only-begotten Son of God humbled Himself to come to this earth.”

Ellen G. White

Signs of the Times, February 22, 1899, par. 5

The Plan of Redemption

The Father gave himself to the world in the gift of his Son. It was the love of the Father for fallen man that devised in union with the Son the plan of redemption. … ¶ God sent forth his Son to be the propitiation for them through faith in his atoning blood.”

Ellen G. White

Signs of the Times, December 23, 1897, par. 4-5

“It was decreed in the councils of God that the only begotten Son of God must leave his high command in heaven, and clothe his divinity with humanity, and come to the world.”

Ellen G. White

Review & Herald, August 6, 1895, par. 9

In the councils of heaven, before the world was created, the Father and the Son covenanted together that if man proved disloyal to God, Christ, one with the Father, would take the place of the transgressor, and suffer the penalty of justice that must fall upon him.”

Ellen G. White

11MR, p. 345.2

“Even the angels were not permitted to share the counsels between the Father and the Son when the plan of salvation was laid.”

Ellen G. White

Ministry of Healing, p. 429.4

The plan of salvation devised by the Father and the Son will be a grand success.”

Ellen G. White

Signs of the Times, June 17, 1903, par. 2

“Before the fall of man, the Son of God had united with his Father in laying the plan of salvation.”

Ellen G. White

Review & Herald, September 13, 1906, par. 4

The plan of salvation, devised by the Father and the Son, will be a grand success, be they many or few who are saved.”

Ellen G. White

17LtMs, Ms 94, 1902, par. 3

The plan of salvation, devised prior to the beginning of time, expresses the love of Christ to man, the devotion of the Son to the Father’s glory.”

Ellen G. White

Signs of the Times, November 21, 1892, par. 8

The plan of redemption was arranged in the counsels between the Father and the Son. Then Christ pledged Himself to render an account for man if he proved disloyal. He pledged Himself to make an atonement which would unite every believing soul to God. He who lays his sins upon the Substitute and Surety, thus becoming a partaker of the divine nature, can unite with the apostle in saying, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places.” “That in the ages to come he might show the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.” [Ephesians 1:3; 2:7.]In His infinite love Christ devised the plan of salvation. This plan He stands ready to fulfil in behalf of all who will cooperate with Him. In their behalf He says to the Father, Do not impute their sins to them, but lay them on me. Be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities remember no more. They have accepted My merits and made peace with Me; and they shall make peace with Me. My righteousness is theirs; for My sake bless them with all spiritual blessings.”

Ellen G. White

14LtMs, Ms 16a, 1899, par. 13-14

Christ, the only begotten Son of God, pledged himself for the redemption of man, and paid the price of his ransom on the cross of Calvary. He left the worlds unfallen, the society of holy angels in the universe of heaven; for he could not be satisfied while humanity was alienated from him. The heavenly merchantman lays aside his royal robe and crown. Though the Prince and Commander of all heaven, he takes upon him the garb of humanity, and comes to a world that is marred and seared with the curse, to seek for the one lost pearl, to seek for man fallen through disobedience. For our sake he became poor, that we through his poverty might be made rich.”

Ellen G. White

Youth's Instructor, October 10, 1895, par. 2

Christ is declared in the Scriptures to be the Son of God. From all eternity He has sustained this relation to Jehovah. Before the foundations of the world were laid, He, the only begotten Son of God, pledged Himself to become the Redeemer of the human race should men sin. Adam fell, and He, who was partaker of the Father’s glory before the world was, laid aside His royal robe and kingly crown and stepped down from His high authority to become a babe in Bethlehem, that He might redeem fallen human beings by passing over the ground where Adam stumbled and fell. He subjected Himself to the temptations that Satan brings against men and women, and not all the assaults of the enemy could make Him swerve from His loyalty to the Father. By a sinless life, He testified that every son and daughter of Adam can resist the temptations of the one who first brought sin into the world.”

Ellen G. White

20LtMs, Ms 22, 1905, par. 4

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. In order to fully carry out this plan, it was decided that Christ, the only begotten Son of God, should give Himself an offering for sin. What line can measure the depth of this love?”

Ellen G. White

AUCR, April 1, 1901, Art. A, par. 10

The apostle Paul speaks of our Mediator, the only begotten Son of God, who in a state of glory was in the form of God, the Commander of all the heavenly hosts, and who, when he clothed his divinity with humanity, took upon him the form of a servant.

Ellen G. White

Youth's Instructor, October 13, 1898, par. 4

“Amazed at his dullness of comprehension, Christ asked with pained surprise, “Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known Me, Philip?” Is it possible that you do not see the Father in the works He does through Me? Do you not believe that I came to testify of the Father? “How sayest thou then, Show us the Father?” “He that hath seen Me hath seen the Father.” Christ had not ceased to be God when He became man. Though He had humbled Himself to humanity, the Godhead was still His own. Christ alone could represent the Father to humanity, and this representation the disciples had been privileged to behold for over three years.”

Ellen G. White

Desire of Ages, p. 663.5

“When Christ bowed his head and died, he bore the pillars of Satan’s kingdom with him to the earth. He vanquished Satan in the same nature over which in Eden Satan obtained the victory. The enemy was overcome by Christ in his human nature. The power of the Saviour’s Godhead was hidden. He overcame in human nature, relying upon God for power. This is the privilege of all. In proportion to our faith will be our victory.”

Ellen G. White

Youth's Instructor, April 25, 1901, par. 11

The prediction given in Eden refers in a special manner to Christ, and to all who accept and confess Him as the only begotten Son of God. Christ has pledged Himself to engage in the conflict with the prince and power of darkness and to bruise the serpent’s head.”

Ellen G. White

CTr, p. 280.5

Pride will never be admitted into heaven. Can we cherish envy in our hearts and yet be found in the kingdom of God?—No; envy cannot be transplanted into the kingdom of God. Satan originated this terrible evil, and its result was that Satan desired and sought to take the place of the only-begotten Son of God. It was because he could not have the place of Christ that Satan revolted in heaven.”

Ellen G. White

Signs of the Times, February 5, 1894, par. 3

In giving his only-begotten Son to save us, the Lord God shows what is the estimate he puts upon man. To the question, What is the price of the soul of man? the answer is, The life of the only-begotten Son of God. And as Christ came to save man, high or low, rich or poor, white or black, are any to be treated with contempt? Satan has studied to lay in ruins the image of God, and, through intemperance and sin, obliterate all trace of his character in man. Christ came, clothing his divinity with humanity, that he might meet humanity and not extinguish humanity by divinity. He came to save the lost sheep, and became a servant in lowly ministry to lift up the lowly.”

Ellen G. White

Signs of the Times, January 15, 1894, par. 5

The priests and rulers did all that lay in their power against the only begotten Son of God and against all who acknowledged Him, for they were imbued with the spirit of him who is a liar and a murderer.”

Ellen G. White

14LtMs, Ms 42, 1899, par. 2

“And with clearness and power did Christ set forth the attributes of God. He is “the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person,” even “the image of the invisible God.” [Hebrews 1:3; Colossians 1:15.] Yet He humbled Himself, taking the form of a servant. Our Redeemer is a perfect revelation of the Godhead; and it is of importance that as His disciples, we understand through Him God’s relation to us. He is the world’s great Teacher. And what we know of God through Him is the measure of our acquaintance with a practical knowledge of the truth as it is in Jesus.”

Ellen G. White

12LtMs, Ms 43, 1897, par. 7

Jesus, the only begotten Son of God, took upon Himself our nature and came in the form of a servant. He was a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; His hands and feet were lacerated with nails; His side was pierced, and He died amid insult and mockery, amid torture of soul and body. The Son of the infinite God submitted to all this in order to save fallen man. He was the Majesty of heaven, He was the brightness of His Father’s glory, and yet He withheld not His own life but gave Himself a sacrifice to bring many sons and daughters to God.”

Ellen G. White

6LtMs, Lt 27, 1890, par. 4

The Lord Jesus is the embodiment of the glory of the Godhead. The light of the knowledge of the glory of God is seen in the face of Jesus Christ. God has revealed himself to men; he stooped to take upon him our nature, and in his Son we see the glory of the divine attributes.”

Ellen G. White

Signs of the Times, December 12, 1895, par. 4

“In Christ Jesus is a revelation of the glory of the Godhead. All that the human agent can know of God to the saving of the soul, is the measure of the knowledge of the truth as it is in Jesus, to which he can attain; for Christ is he who represents the Father. The most wonderful truth to be grasped by men is the truth, “Immanuel, God with us.” Christ is the wisdom of God. He is the great “I AM” to the world. As we contemplate the glory of the divine character as revealed in Christ, we are led to exclaim, “O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God!” This wisdom is displayed in the love that reaches out for the recovery of lost and ruined man.”

Ellen G. White

Signs of the Times, December 12, 1895, par. 5

“It was Christ who spoke the law from Mount Sinai. The authority by which He spoke was expressly His own; yet it was the authority of the Father also. The Son of God cannot be separated from His Father. The law of God is the express character of the Father and the Son. He placed Himself on a line with the eternal throne, so that its glory was shed in clear rays directly upon Him and was by Him reflected back, mingled with the luster of His own greatness. While He stood forth distinctly in His own personality and spoke in His own name, He was one with the Father. His voice was the living oracle the center of glory. After He assumed humanity He said, “I am in the Father, and the Father in me.” [John 14:10, 11.] “No man knoweth the Son but the Father, neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whom the Son shall reveal him.” [Matthew 11:27.] “He that hath seen me hath seen the Father.” [John 14:9.] “I and my Father are one.” [John 10:30.]”

Ellen G. White

15LtMs, Ms 58, 1900, par. 33

“To comprehend and enjoy God, is the highest exercise of the powers of man. This may be attained only when our affections are sanctified and ennobled by the grace of Christ: “No man knoweth the Father but the Son, and he to whom the Son will reveal him.” In Christ was “God manifested in the flesh, reconciling the world unto himself.” In Christ was the brightness of his Father’s glory, the express image of his person. Said our Saviour, “He that hath seen me, hath seen the Father.” In Christ is the life of the soul.”

Ellen G. White

Review & Herald, May 30, 1882, par. 5

Jesus Christ is our heavenly Father. Jesus Christ is the Father with us. God is the Father, and there is the link of the chain brought right down to bind His children in connection with the Father.”

Ellen G. White

23LtMs, Ms 141, 1908, par. 11

Jesus is not only our shepherd; He is our “everlasting Father.” And He says, “I know Mine own, and Mine own know Me, even as the Father knoweth Me, and I know the Father.” John 10:14, 15, R. V. What a statement is this!—the only-begotten Son, He who is in the bosom of the Father, He whom God has declared to be “the Man that is My fellow” (Zechariah 13:7),—the communion between Him and the eternal God is taken to represent the communion between Christ and His children on the earth!”

Ellen G. White

Desire of Ages, p. 483.2

“As Christ is the divine channel for the revelation of the Father, so we are the channel for the revelation of Christ.”

Ellen G. White

Signs of the Times, May 18, 1904, par. 6

Jesus reveals the Father’s character, publishes the Father’s grace, and in Him dwelleth all the fullness of the godhead bodily.”

Ellen G. White

7LtMs, Lt 13, 1892, par. 7

God has sent his Son to communicate his own life to humanity. Christ declares, “I live by the Father,” my life and his being one. “No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him,” “For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself; and hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of Man.” The head of every man is Christ, as the head of Christ is God. “And ye are Christ’s, and Christ is God’s.””

Ellen G. White

The Home Missionary, June 1, 1897, Art. A, par. 11

““Show us the Father,” said Philip, “and it sufficeth us.” Jesus answered, “Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father.” I am “the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person.” You can know God by knowing me.”

Ellen G. White

Review & Herald, April 12, 1892, par. 28

“… there is a complete union between Christ and His Father, a union which will always exist.”

Ellen G. White

BEcho, June 17, 1901, par. 8

God is revealed to us in Christ. Our Saviour is the image of the invisible God. O how near to heaven we may be. “He that hath seen Me hath seen the Father,” Christ declared. [John 14:9.]”

Ellen G. White

18LtMs, Lt 81, 1903, par. 5

Christ came to reveal God. He said, “He that hath seen me, hath seen the Father.” [John 14:9.] Oh, that man would look and believe! God is in Christ; for He is the express image of His person. Here is eternal righteousness. Nowhere is God more manifest than in the teachings, and in the life of Jesus Christ.”

Ellen G. White

15LtMs, Lt 78, 1900, par. 9

Christ is the light of heaven. In His face we shall see God.”

Ellen G. White

11LtMs, Lt 117, 1896, par. 24

“Though He was the Son of God, the maker of the worlds and all things, yet He took the part of a servant, so that we might believe that He loved us and gave Himself to us and for us.”

Ellen G. White

7LtMs, Ms 45, 1892, par. 2

“Let no one feel that he is stepping down in becoming a child of God. It was the only begotten Son of God who stepped down. He gave himself for us. Leaving His splendor, His majesty, His high command, and clothing His divinity, with humanity, that humanity might touch humanity, and divinity lay hold upon divinity. He came to this earth, and in our behalf suffered the death of the cross.”

Ellen G. White

Review & Herald, April 30, 1901, par. 3

“In the purity of his life he had revealed the Father, and the glory of God had beamed forth from his character. The perfection of the Father had been displayed before unfallen worlds, before heavenly intelligences, and to sinful men. In the mediatorial work of Christ, the love of God was revealed in its perfection to men and angels. …”

Ellen G. White

Signs of the Times, June 27, 1895, par. 7

Christ Himself is the pearl of great price. In Him is gathered all the glory of the Father, the fullness of the Godhead. He is the brightness of the Father’s glory and the express image of His person. The glory of the attributes of God is expressed in His character. Every page of the Holy Scriptures shines with His light. The righteousness of Christ, as a pure, white pearl, has no defect, no stain. No work of man can improve the great and precious gift of God. It is without a flaw. In Christ are “hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” Colossians 2:3. He is “made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption.” 1 Corinthians 1:30.”

Ellen G. White

Christ's Object Lessons, p. 115.1

Christ is the only strength and hope of His people. He took upon Him the nature of man. He erected the cross between humanity and divinity, between earth and heaven, that it might be the center of attraction and draw men across the gulf of separation and sin to Himself, the Life-giver, whom God the Father hath sealed. Jesus proclaimed Himself as the One whom the Father had sanctified and sent into the world. At the baptism of Christ all human instrumentalities were set aside as unworthy in comparison with Him in whom dwelt all the fullness of the Godhead bodily.”

Ellen G. White

6LtMs, Ms 40a, 1890, par. 10

The only-begotten Son of God took upon Him the nature of man, and established His cross between earth and heaven.”

Ellen G. White

God's Amazing Grace, p. 74.5

Jesus said, “I and my Father are one.” He speaks of Himself as well as the Father when He speaks of omnipotent power, and claims for Himself perfect righteousness. In Christ dwelt the fulness of the Godhead bodily. This is why, although tempted in all points like as we are, He stood before the world untainted by the corruptions that surrounded Him. We also are to become partakers of that fulness, and only in this way shall we be enabled to overcome as Christ overcame.”

Ellen G. White

BEcho, November 1, 1892, par. 8

“Was the human nature of the Son of Mary changed into the divine nature of the Son of God?—No; the two natures were mysteriously blended in one person—the Man Christ Jesus. In Him dwelt all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. When Christ was crucified, it was His human nature that died. Deity did not sink and die; that would have been impossible.”

Ellen G. White

19LtMs, Lt 280, 1904, par. 9

The Father and the Son saw that it was expedient that Christ, the Only Begotten of the Father, should make Himself visible and walk and talk with men, not as an angel but as a Teacher sent from God, possessing all the attributes of the Godhead under the garb of humanity, revealing the love, the sympathy, the compassion of God. ¶ In a body which God—and not man—had prepared, He was fully able to unveil and disclose to man the perfection of Jehovah and reveal His paternal character as a God of infinite love.”

Ellen G. White

6LtMs, Ms 51, 1890, par. 11-12

The same one that said to Moses, “Lo, I come unto thee in a thick cloud, that the people may hear when I speak with thee, and believe thee forever” [Exodus 19:9], condescended to come to our world in the garb of humanity. The only begotten Son of God became a helpless babe in Bethlehem. It was He who was now speaking to the Jewish people, but they knew Him not. From the mount He had spoken, saying, “I am the Lord thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.” [Exodus 20:2.] He was now standing before them in His assumed humanity, giving them a lesson that they would never forget, whether they heeded it or disregarded it.”

Ellen G. White

18LtMs, Ms 117, 1903, par. 16

The nature of Christ was a combination of the divine and the human. Having all the attributes of God, He also represented the excellencies of humanity …”

Ellen G. White

9LtMs, Lt 11a, 1894, par. 19

“We have not an High Priest that cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmity, but one who was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. His sympathy and tender compassion is not lost in His Godhead. He condescended to take human nature that He might be a surety, a substitute for man, in order to redeem him from sin and the power of Satan. His humanity is not lost in His divinity. On earth He manifested His deep sympathy with human woe, He poured out His tender regard for humanity in precious currents of sympathy, of the most wonderful heaven-born love. This was not restricted to those whom He recognized as His believing friends and disciples. He drew to His side those who knew Him not, as in the case of healing the man born blind. The man knew not who had performed the gracious work upon him, until Jesus revealed Himself to him as the Son of God, and received worship from him.”

Ellen G. White

Experiences in Australia, p. 220.2

“How thankful ought we to be that we have as a Redeemer the Son of God. In Him dwelleth the Godhead bodily. He has infinite power.”

Ellen G. White

5LtMs, Ms 19, 1888, par. 12

The revealing of Christ as a sin-pardoning Saviour reveals the Lord Jehovah as possessing the eternal attributes which are shining in the character of Christ. In Him dwelt all the fullness of the Godhead bodily.”

Ellen G. White

6LtMs, Ms 41, 1890, par. 9

Jesus Christ was the foundation of the whole Jewish economy. The world’s Redeemer was symbolized in types and shadows through their religious services. The glory of God was revealed in Christ within the veil until Christ should appear in the world, and display to the world all the fullness of the Godhead bodily. In Christ we behold the image of the invisible God; in his attributes we see the attributes of the character of the Infinite. Jesus said: “I and my Father are one.” “He that hath seen me hath seen the Father.””

Ellen G. White

Signs of the Times, August 29, 1895, par. 7

“The second temple was not honored with the cloud of Jehovah’s glory, but with the living presence of One in whom dwelt the fullness of the Godhead bodily,—who was God himself manifest in the flesh.”

Ellen G. White

Great Controversy, 1888, p. 24.2

O, do you not know, cannot you understand this? The only begotten Son of God recognized the nobility of humanity by taking humanity upon Himself, and dying in behalf of humanity, testifying throughout all ages that “God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” [John 3:16.]”

Ellen G. White

12LtMs, Lt 10, 1897, par. 5

Christ was the only begotten Son of God, and Lucifer, that glorious angel, got up a warfare over the matter, until he had to be thrust down to the earth.”

Ellen G. White

25LtMs, Ms 86, 1910, par. 29

But Lucifer, the most glorious angel next to Christ, thought himself equal with God and made the effort, because of his beauty and glory, that he should be next to God, and then he could work out God’s plans. Thus Lucifer claimed the position next to the Creator. But Christ was the only begotten Son of God. Lucifer made war in heaven and would not take the position God assigned him, therefore he fell from his high estate and has been in the world, a warring element against God’s plans, and has had great power to allure and deceive souls to ruin them.”

Ellen G. White

24LtMs, Lt 189, 1909, par. 29

And what does it mean? It means that when the angels came to claim the highest place in heaven, above the only begotten Son of God, it was not given to them. And because they did not receive it, there was war in heaven, and those that wanted a higher place, to crowd out Christ Jesus, were cast out of heaven because they would not repent and accept the rule of God; and they may be listening to me today.”

Ellen G. White

25LtMs, Ms 84, 1910, par. 36

“We had for years to meet this and were always carried back to the experience of the first departure from truth in the history of the fall of Lucifer from heaven. He occupied a special, exalted position in the heavenly courts. He must have no one higher than himself. He must be next to God in efficiency. But Christ was above him, and he claimed he must be above Christ. Christ was the only begotten Son of God, united with God.”

Ellen G. White

25LtMs, Lt 157, 1910, par. 1

Angels were expelled from heaven because they would not work in harmony with God. They fell from their high estate because they wanted to be exalted. They had come to exalt themselves, and they forgot that their beauty of person and of character came from the Lord Jesus. This fact the angels would obscure, that Christ was the only begotten Son of God, and they came to consider that they were not to consult Christ. One angel began the controversy and carried it on until there was rebellion in the heavenly courts among the angels. They were lifted up because of their beauty.”

Ellen G. White

25LtMs, Lt 42, 1910, par. 3

The only begotten Son of God came to this world to redeem the fallen race. He has given us evidence of his great power.”

Ellen G. White

Review & Herald, June 9, 1910, par. 1

Think of the elevation, the glory, the majesty that Christ, the only begotten Son of God, possessed! Yet he condescended to leave all this.”

Ellen G. White

Youth's Instructor, May 27, 1897, par. 5

Now this is a very important matter to us. Who is the speaker? It is Jesus Christ. Who is He? The only begotten Son of God. Who is He? Our Saviour. One who left the royal courts of heaven, laid aside His high command in heaven, and clothed His divinity with humanity. He came to our world that humanity might touch humanity, that His long human arm might encircle the race, while His divine arm grasps the throne of the Infinite.”

Ellen G. White

9LtMs, Ms 43a, 1894, par. 2

Christ, the only begotten Son of God, left the royal courts and came to this world, and through him God poured forth the healing flood of his grace.

Ellen G. White

Youth's Instructor, March 30, 1899, par. 8

Who is this that was to come to our world and become incarnate? The only begotten Son of God.

Ellen G. White

13LtMs, Ms 37, 1898, par. 13

The Lord saw us in a sad condition, and sent to our world the only messenger that he could trust with his great treasure of pardon and grace. Christ, the only begotten Son of God, was the delegated messenger. He was ordained to do a work that even the angels of heaven could not accomplish. He alone could be trusted to do the work required for the redemption of a world all seared and marred with the curse. And in this gift the Father gave all heaven to the world. ¶ What a change was this for the Son of God, him who was the adored of angels, the Light of heaven! He might have gone to the pleasant homes of the unfallen worlds, to the pure atmosphere where disloyalty and rebellion had never intruded; and there he would have been received with acclamations of praise and love. But it was a fallen world that needed the Redeemer. “I came not to call the righteous,” said he, “but sinners to repentance.” He came to represent the Father in bringing the message of hope and salvation to our world. He lived not for himself; he did not consult his own ease and pleasure; he did not yield to temptation; and he condescended to die in order that sinful men might be redeemed, and live eternally in the mansions he was to prepare for them. His mission was to teach souls who were dying in their sins.”

Ellen G. White

Review & Herald, February 15, 1898, par. 8-9

The Father let His wrath fall upon His only begotten Son. Although innocent He pronounced Him guilty.”

Ellen G. White

12LtMs, Ms 72, 1897, par. 8

All who know the only true and living God will know Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, and will preach Jesus Christ and Him crucified.”

Ellen G. White

12LtMs, Lt 19a, 1897, par. 24

Christ, the only begotten Son of God, was given to our world to save perishing souls from eternal death.”

Ellen G. White

18LtMs, Lt 262, 1903, par. 3

Man is not his own. He has been bought with a price, and what a price! The only begotten Son of God condescended to live a life of humiliation, self-denial, and self-sacrifice, divesting Himself of His own majesty and glory as Commander of the heavenly courts, that He might bring life and immortality to the human race. He clothed His divinity with humanity, and came to a world all seared and marred with the curse, in order to give the human family an example of what humanity may become through Jesus Christ, if they will abide in Him.”

Ellen G. White

BEcho, July 20, 1896, par. 2

The only begotten Son of God, who was the exalted Commander of heaven, who received the adoration of the angels, though he was rich, yet for our sakes he left the royal throne, departed from the heavenly courts, laid aside his royal robes, and for our sakes became poor, that we through his poverty might be rich.”

Ellen G. White

Signs of the Times, July 2, 1894, par. 5

“As you believe in the revelation of God in the Scriptures, even so believe in me as the only begotten Son of God, the express image of His person. The manifestation of God’s love is to be communicated through the only channel by which His mercy can flow to you, the only channel through which your prayers can reach the Father’s throne. You are to believe in me as you believe in God. The tide of His love is to flow through Me.”

Ellen G. White

12LtMs, Ms 184, 1897, par. 8

The only begotten Son of God came to our world to reveal truth in contrast with error.”

Ellen G. White

23LtMs, Lt 222, 1908, par. 18

In types and shadows, important truths and mysteries that needed an interpreter, were veiled. The shadow pointed to the substance; and when Jesus came to our world, it was to let spiritual light shine forth. Hear, O heavens! and be astonished, O earth! The appointed instructor was no less a personage than the only begotten Son of God. God was revealed in Christ. He made plain the treasures of truth.

Ellen G. White

Christian Educator, August 1, 1897, par. 10

The voice of one in authority spoke with great decision, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of. Read the directions given by the only begotten Son of God when enshrouded in the cloudy pillar.”

Ellen G. White

SpTA08, p. 18.1

Who was conversing with Moses? The only begotten Son of God, enshrouded in the pillar of cloud.

Ellen G. White

16LtMs, Ms 125, 1901, par. 50

“And the soul of the people was much discouraged because of the way.” [Verse 4.] The Lord does not remove all difficulties and trials and hardships from the people. He would have them put their trust in Him, the unseen, the invisible God, who is their helper. They had become so accustomed to the pillar of cloud by day to cover them as a canopy, and the pillar of fire by night, that this was treated as a common thing. They did not consider that the only begotten Son of God, One equal with God, was accompanying them, and He had done wondrous things for them in their journeyings, notwithstanding their perversity, and rebellion and murmuring.”

Ellen G. White

8LtMs, Lt 98, 1893, par. 3

True education is the inculcation of those ideas which will impress the mind with the knowledge of God the Creator, and Jesus Christ the only begotten Son of God. This education, which will ennoble the intellect and expand the mind, may be gained from a study of God’s words: “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. All things were made by him, and without him was not anything made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness, and the darkness comprehendeth it not. … He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.” [John 1:1-5, 10.]”

Ellen G. White

10LtMs, Ms 20, 1895, par. 1

The only begotten Son of God, He that was One with the Father before the world was.

Ellen G. White

11LtMs, Lt 147, 1896, par. 8

“Every day we are to become more like Jesus, learning the meekness and lowliness of Him who, though the only begotten Son of God, came to this world as our Redeemer, giving His life to pay the penalty of sin. Though hiding His divinity under the guise of humanity, He was the Mighty Counselor, the Prince of Peace. His life was filled with sympathy and love, goodness, kindness, and benevolence. He revealed the science of everlasting life—the science that we are to carry into all our efforts.”

Ellen G. White

Upward Look, p. 246.6

In order that man might be placed on vantage ground with God, Christ, the only begotten Son of God, made in His express image, came to this world and in the likeness of humanity lived a perfect life. “God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” [John 3:16.]”

Ellen G. White

20LtMs, Ms 127, 1905, par. 14

God sent Christ into the world to redeem men from sin. Shall we not, then, accept the society of the only begotten Son of God? The sinner is privileged to recognize Christ as his divine and adorable brother, but this relationship cannot be claimed while he continues to cherish sin.”

Ellen G. White

Review & Herald, January 26, 1897, par. 14

Jesus answered the woman, saying, “If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water. The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep; from whence then hast thou that living water? Art thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle?” Yes, Jesus could have answered, The one who is speaking to you is the only begotten Son of God; I am greater than your father Jacob, for before Abraham was, I am. But he made answer, “Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again; but whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.””

Ellen G. White

Signs of the Times, April 22, 1897, par. 4

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