Table of Contents
Defending the TRUE Godhead
Exposing Satan's Greatest Deception on God's Remnant Church

In Christ is Life, Original, Unborrowed, Underived
Chapter 17-30

“Jesus declared, “I am the resurrection, and the life.” In Christ is life, original, unborrowed, underived. “He that hath the Son hath life.” The divinity of Christ is the believer's assurance of eternal life.” — (Desire of Ages, p. 530) — Evangelism p. 616

This is one of the quotes that changed the Adventist Church to the trinity doctrine. But is this even a Trinitarian quote? Did Christ have this life all on His own or was it given to Him? In a later writing of this quote she gave more clarity. “I lay it down of myself” (John 10: 18), He said. In Him was life, original, unborrowed, underived. This life is not inherent in man. He can possess it only through Christ. He cannot earn it; it is given him as a free gift if he will believe in Christ as His personal Saviour.” — (E.G. White, Signs of the Times, April 8, 1897 and Selected Messages Book 1, pp. 296-297)

Did you notice that this original, unborrowed and underived life can also be given to man? The life of Christ was original, unborrowed and underived as it was given to Him by His Father. “For as the Father has life in Himself; so has He given to the Son to have life in Himself;” John 5:26. It is also worth noting at this point that since Christ has been given the life of His Father, then He is also self-existent.

How many things did Christ receive from His Father? “All things Christ received from God, but He took to give.” — (Desire of Ages, p. 21). And of course “all things” means everything! And John 5:26 further confirms this includes His life as you would expect. Ellen White said we can possess this same life through Christ.

All things means that God gave not only His life but even His own Spirit to His Son.

“He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?” The Father gave his Spirit without measure to his Son, and we also may partake of its fulness. Jesus says: “If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your Heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?” — (E.G. White, Review and Herald, November 5, 1908)

So the Father gave this life to His Son and through Christ it can be given to us also. Hence this quote is actually non-Trinitarian and yet this was one of the main quotes that convinced the Church she was a Trinitarian! This aided greatly in the Adventist Church becoming Trinitarian and yet it was all based on a deception from LeRoy Froom.

Christ is pre-existent which means to exist before something else. This He did, He pre-existed the creation of all things. It does not mean that He has always existed of course. Self-existent means to be ably to exist independently of other beings. Christ can do that also because He has His Fathers life.