But Light and Darkness Cannot Harmonize

Isaiah 9:2 KJV, “ The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.”

John 8:12 KJV, “Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.”

Acts 26:18 KJV, “To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.”

Ephesians 5:8 KJV, “For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light.”

EG White, SOP Vol 4, 1884, Pp. 100-101, “After his return from Rome, Luther received at the University of Wittemberg the degree of doctor of divinity. Now he was at liberty to devote himself, as never before, to the Scriptures that he loved. He had taken a solemn vow to study carefully and to preach with fidelity the word of God, not the sayings and doctrines of the popes, all the days of his life. He was no longer the mere monk or professor, but the authorized herald of the Bible. He had been called as a shepherd to feed the flock of God, that were hungering and thirsting for the truth. He firmly declared that Christians should receive no other doctrines than those which rest on the authority of the Sacred Scriptures. These words struck at the very foundation of papal supremacy. They contained the vital principle of the Reformation.

Luther saw the danger of exalting human theories above the word of God. He fearlessly attacked the speculative infidelity of the schoolmen, and opposed the philosophy and theology which had so long held a controlling influence upon the people. He denounced such studies as not only worthless but pernicious, and sought to turn the minds of his hearers from the sophistries of philosophers and theologians to the eternal truths set forth by prophets and apostles.

Precious was the message which he bore to the eager crowds that hung upon his words. Never before had such teachings fallen upon their ears. The glad tidings of a Saviour’s love, the assurance of pardon and peace through his atoning blood, rejoiced their hearts, and inspired within them an immortal hope. At Wittemberg a light was kindled whose rays should extend to the uttermost parts of the earth, and which was to increase in brightness to the close of time.

But light and darkness cannot harmonize. Between truth and error there is an irrepressible conflict. To uphold and defend the one is to attack and overthrow the other. Our Saviour himself declared, ‘I came not to send peace, but a sword.’ Said Luther, a few years after the opening of the Reformation, ‘ God does not conduct, but drives me forward. I am not master of my own actions. I would gladly live in repose, but I am thrown into the midst of tumults and revolutions.’ He was now about to be urged into the contest.”

My error was to trust in the fundamental beliefs of the SDA church and assumed that they were Biblically correct. I blindly followed men. Now God revealed to me through His Word the truth of who He is and His love I joyfully walk out of darkness and into this marvelous light. Knowing the One True God and His Son Jesus Christ provoked me to diligently search the Word and compare Scripture. I conclude the Scripture alone is sufficient for salvation. EG White’s ministry and writings confirmed this to be true and right. She never became trinitarian. Her writings and witness were abused and misused by the General Conference leaders. Just like Luther, my small voice is urged to join the contest. My church has extended her hands willingly to Rome. And I am calling God’s people to press on the protest and come out of trinitarian darkness.

Sincerely in the Blessed Hope.

Published by marklastimoso

Follower of Jesus-the Son of the Living God!

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