Non-Trinitarian versus Trinitarian
One of the most significant statements by the Seventh-day Adventist
Church in recent times regarding advancement in light is that of William
G. Johnsson, Editor of the Adventist Review.
"Adventist beliefs have changed over the years under the impact
of present truth. Most startling is the teaching regarding
Jesus Christ, our Saviour and Lord. . . . the
Trinitarian understanding of God, now part of our fundamental beliefs,
was not generally held by the early Adventists." - Adventist
Review, Jan 6, 1994. p.10.
Of such significance is this change that George Knight, Andrews University
Seminary professor made the following statement in Ministry, the official
Seventh-day Adventist journal for ministers:
"Most of the founders of Seventh-day Adventism
would not be able to join the church today if they had to subscribe
to the denominations Fundamental Beliefs. More specifically,
most would not be able to agree to belief number 2, which deals with
the doctrine of the trinity." - Ministry, October 1993,
Links in defense of the non-Trinitarian position
Links in defense of "the Trinity"
"While no single scriptural passage states formally the doctrine
of the Trinity, it is assumed as a fact by Bible writers and mentioned
several times. Only by faith can we accept the existence of the Trinity."
(Adventist Review, Vol. 158, No. 31, p. 4)