J. N. Andrews
The doctrine of the Trinity which was established in the church by
the council of Nice, A. D. 325. This doctrine destroys the personality
of God, and his Son Jesus Christ our Lord. The infamous, measures by
which it was forced upon the church which appear upon the pages of ecclesiastical
history might well cause every believer in that doctrine to blush. --J.
N. Andrews, March 6, 1855, Review & Herald, vol. 6, no. 24, page
And as to the Son of God, he would be excluded also, for
he had God for his Father, and did, at some point in the eternity of
the past, have beginning of days. So that if we use Pauls
language in an absolute sense, it would be impossible to find but one
being in the universe, and that is God the Father, who is without father,
or mother, or descent, or beginning of days, or end of life. --J. N.
Andrews, September 7, 1869, Review & Herald, also found in the January
4, 1881 edition of Review & Herald.
This is exactly the case of Melchisedec. He is introduced in Genesis
without record of his parentage, the Holy Spirit having purposely omitted
that matter. He is said by Paul to have no beginning of days, nor end
of life. This does not mean absolutely that there was no beginning of
existence with him, for it is only true of one
being in the universe, viz., God the Father. But the evident
meaning of the apostle is this: that no record of his birth or of his
death appears in the history which is given us of him. He appears without
any intimation given us of his origin; and the story of this priest
of the Most High ends without any record of his death. --Ibid.