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How complete was Martin Luther and Ellen White as Messengers?.

Q2: Study of Inspired messages by

  • Martin Luther
  • Ellen White

    How well such messages are completed compared to Ancient Hebrew meanings.


    (6) Chata and Chataah , "Sin" and "Sin-offering" - The Ancient Hebrew reads for 'chata' "The outside covering strong" The Ancient Hebrew reads for 'chataah' "The outside covering strong. Behold the Person!"

    Notice the different in "sin-offering" used here:-

    Ge 4:7 If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, "chataah" "sin-offering" lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.

    Notice the "sin-offering" can become like a master and "rule" over us. The sin-offering is the transfer of our sinning unto a Sin-bearer.

    Nu 21:7 Therefore the people came to Moses, and said, We have sinned "chata", for we have spoken against the LORD "Yahweh", and against thee; pray unto the LORD "Yahweh", that he take away the serpents from us. And Moses prayed for the people.

    Here we see the Hebrew word for sinning.

    Nu 21:8 And the LORD said unto Moses, Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he looketh upon it, shall live.

    Notice the solution to sinning is a symbol, that is either a lamb like sacrifice (chataah) or a "serpent on a cross", a symbol of the sin-offering ruling over us. The serpent represents Satan who rules the sinning over us, and it also represents another ruler over us who is greater than Satan, Jesus, the Sin-bearer.

    Joh 12:32 And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me. 33 This he said, signifying what death he should die.

    By now the reader should be able to discern the slight differences in meaning between sin and sin-offering.

    "[28] The pilgrimages were a source of large revenue, derived from the sale of medals which were worn as amulets, the fees for masses at the shrines, and the free-will offerings of the pilgrims""Thus saith the God of Israel unto you: Take your burnt offerings unto all your sacrifices and eat your burnt-offerings and your flesh yourselves; for concerning these things I have commanded you nothing, but this thing commanded I you: Obey My voice (that is, not what seems right and good to you, but what I bid you), and walk in the way that I have commanded you." And Deuteronomy xii: "Thou shalt not do whatsoever is right in thine own eyes, but what thy God has commanded thee."

    These and numberless like passages of Scripture are spoken to tear man not only from sins, but also from the works which seem to men to be good and right, and to turn men, with a single mind, to the simple meaning of God's commandment only, that they shall diligently observe this only and always, as it is written, Exodus xiii: "These commandments shall be for a sign unto thee upon thine hand, and for a memorial between thine eyes."

    And Psalm i: "A godly man meditates in God's Law day and night." For we have more than enough and too much to do, if we are to satisfy only God's commandments. He has given us such commandments that if we understand them aright, we dare not for a moment be idle, and might easily forget all other works. "

    Martin Luther does not develop a difference between sin and sin-offerings. He does not match his terms to Ancient Hebrew meanings.

    Ex 32:30 ¶ And it came to pass on the morrow, that Moses said unto the people, Ye have sinned "chata", a great sin-offering (chataah): and now I will go up unto the LORD; peradventure I shall make an atonement for your a great sin-offering (chataah).

    {CCh 348.1}The blood of Christ, while it was to release the repentant sinner from the condemnation of the law, was not to cancel the sin; it would stand on record in the sanctuary until the final atonement; so in the type the blood of the sin offering removed the sin from the penitent, but it rested in the sanctuary until the day of atonement.

    Ps 51:9 Hide thy face from my sins (chata), and blot out all mine iniquities.

    10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. 11 Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy Holy spirit from me.

    {AA 52.1 } It is the Holy Spirit that convicts of sin.

    Martin Luther does not write the Holy Spirit convicts of sin. Ellen White does have a difference in treating "sin" from "sin offering" along Ancient Hebrew meanings.


    (7) "tsachaq" :laugh, mock... The ancient Hebrew meaning is "Travelling outside beyond" (over the horizon)

    Ge 17:17 Then Abraham fell upon his face, and laughed, and said in his heart, Shall a child be born unto him that is an hundred years old? and shall Sarah, that is ninety years old, bear?

    Jg 16:25 And it came to pass, when their hearts were merry, that they said, Call for Samson, that he may make us sport. And they called for Samson out of the prison house; and he made them sport: and they set him between the pillars.

    6 And they rose up early on the morrow, and offered burnt offerings, and brought peace offerings; and the people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up to play

    "What wonder that thunder and lightning frequently set churches on fire, because we thus make of the House of Prayer a house of mockery, and call that prayer in which we bring nothing before God and desire nothing from Him."

    "O God, how blind, nay, how insane have we Christians become! When will there be an end of wrath, O heavenly Father? That we mock at the misfortune of Christendom, to pray for which we gather together in Church and at the mass, that we blaspheme and condemn men, this is the fruit of our mad materialism."

    "Thus what has been founded for God's service, for the instruction, government and improvement of the people, must now serve the stable-boys, mule-drivers, yea, not to use plainer language, Roman whores and knaves; yet we have no more thanks than that they mock us for it as fools."

    Martin Luther considers the word "mock" somewhat to mean laugh and play.

    {PP 317.1} "And they rose up early on the morrow, and offered burnt offerings, and brought peace offerings; and the people sat down to eat and to drink and rose up to play." Under the pretense of holding "a feast to the Lord," they gave themselves up to gluttony and licentious reveling.

    Like Israel of old, the pleasure lovers eat and drink and rise up to play. There is mirth and carousing, hilar ity and glee. In all this the youth follow the example of the authors of the books placed in their hands for study. The greatest evil of it all is the permanent effect that these things have upon the character. {AH 524.1}

    Ellen White does somewhat suggest mock means to laugh, with her use of hilarity and glee. Martin Luther does not make the Ancient Hebrew "mock" to mean laugh at all.


    (8) Torah - simile of rain - Ancient Hebrew pictograph meaning "The marked secure head.Behold the Person!"

    The Ancient Hebrew shows that "Torah" is what a "Teacher does" "point the correct teachings or directions one should follow". The word is the concept to "throw down" directions, as Rain is the throwing down of living. We would expect "torah" to be a simile of "rain".

    Ex 16:4 Then said the LORD unto Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a certain rate every day, that I may prove them, whether they will walk in my law, or no.

    " And as an example in this matter he sets before us Elijah, the Prophet, "who was a man," he says, "as we are, and prayed, that it might not rain; and it rained not by the space of three years and six months. And he prayed again, and it rained, and everything became fruitful." There are many texts and examples in the Scriptures which urge us to pray, only that it be done with earnestness and faith."

    "Therefore a Christian must rise higher, let his liberality serve also the undeserving, evil-doers, enemies, and the ungrateful, even as his heavenly Father makes His sun to rise on good and evil, and the rain to fall on the grateful and ungrateful "

    Martin Luther does not match torah meaning to rain, very well, if at all.

    If we keep our minds stayed upon Christ, He will come unto us as the rain, as the former and latter rain upon the earth. As the Sun of righteousness, He will arise with healing in His wings. We may grow as the lily, revive as the corn, and grow as the vine. By constantly looking to and patterning after Christ, as our personal Saviour, we shall grow up into Him in all things. Our faith will grow, our conscience will be sanctified. We will more and more become like Christ in all our works and words. Thank God, we shall believe His Word. "The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. "--Letter 106, 1908, p. 5. (To Elder and Mrs. S. N. Haskell, April 2, 1908.)

    There is some match of torah to rain as a simile, a power from Jesus; in Ellen White messages.


    (9) cela and twusr rock - similes of GOD

    Strong's 6697 "tsuwr" "hard flint rock"

    Strong's 5553 "cela" "high cliff rock"

    The Ancient Hebrew reads for "tsuwr" : "The travelling secure Head"

    The Ancient Hebrew reads for "cela" : "The prickly shepherd protecting sees"

    Scripture reveals TWo rock symbols for GOD, one is the Father, the other is His Son.

    "This is the hammer, as Jeremiah says, 23, 29: Is not My Word like a hammer that breaketh the rock 'cela' in pieces? This is not activa contritio or manufactured repentance, but passiva contritio [torture of conscience], true sorrow of heart, suffering and sensation of death.This, then, is what it means to begin true repentance; and here man must hea r such a sentence as this: You are all of no account, whether you be manifest sinners or saints [in your own opinion]; you all must become different and do otherwise than you now are and are doing [no matter what sort of people you are], whether you are as great, wise, powerful, and holy as you may. Here no one is [righteous, holy], godly, etc.But to this office the New Testament immediately adds the consolatory promise of grace through the Gospel, which must be believed, as Christ declares, Mark 1,15: Repent and believe the Gospel, "

    Martin Luther quotes this important rock verse and weakly attributes this to Jesus.

    "For Christ is the rock out of which men suck oil and honey, as Moses says, Deuteronomy xxxii."

    De 32:13 He made him ride on the high places of the earth, that he might eat the increase of the fields; and he made him to suck honey out of the rock "cela", and oil out of the flinty rock "twusr";

    Martin Luther quotes a good verse and links this to Jesus, but the Father rock is also mentioned in the same verse, is not noted by Luther.

    "Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth the little ones of Babylon against the rock," that is, if the heart runs to the Lord Christ with its evil thoughts while they are yet young and just beginning; for Christ is a Rock, on which they are ground to powder and come to naught. "

    Ps 137:8 O daughter of Babylon, who art to be destroyed; happy shall he be, that rewardeth thee as thou hast served us. 9 Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones "cela".

    Martin Luther links the rock to Jesus correctly, He makes good and correct meaning of "Cela rock" along Ancient Hebrew lines. He does not mention the Father rock "twusr" at all.

    And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ. 1 Corinthians 10:4. {TMK 24.1} Christ combines the two types. He is the rock, He is the living water. {TMK 24.2}

    {RC 353.5} Our heavenly Father has the power of turning the flinty rock into life-giving and refreshing streams. We shall never know, until we are face to face with God, . . . how many burdens He has borne for us, and how many burdens He would have been glad to bear if, with childlike faith, we had brought them to Him.--Signs of the Times, Sept. 10, 1896. {RC 353.6}

    {PP 298.1} "He clave the rocks "tswur" in the wilderness, and gave them drink as out of the great depths. He brought streams also out of the rock "cela" , and caused waters to run down like rivers." Psalm 78:15, 16. Moses smote the rock, but it was the Son of God who, veiled in the cloudy pillar, stood beside Moses, and caused the life-giving water to flow.

    Ps 78:15 He clave the rocks "tswur" in the wilderness, and gave them drink as out of the great depths. 16 He brought streams also out of the rock "cela" ,, and caused waters to run down like rivers. 17 And they sinned yet more against him by provoking the most High (Father-Yahweh) in the wilderness.

    Ellen White better matches the TWO rock symbols of GOD correctly along Ancient Hebrew meanings.


    (10) "Qahal" : Assembly. - "church" Strong's 6951. "Gathering"

    The Ancient Hebrew reads “Over horizon Behold the Shepherd’s authority”.

    Strong's 5712. "witness" The Ancient Hebrew reads “See the door. Behold!”

    " If it is to be rendered plainly, it must be expressed quite differently in the German idiom; for the word ecclesia properly means in German eine Versammlung, an assembly. But we are accustomed to the word church, by which the simple do not understand an assembled multitude, but the consecrated house or building, although the house ought not to be called a church, except only for the reason that the multitude assembles there

    Thus the word Kirche (church) means really nothing else than a common assembly and is not German by idiom, but Greek (as is also the word ecclesia); for in their own language they call it kyria, as in Latin it is called curia. Therefore in genuine German, in our mother-tongue, it ought to be called a Christian congregation or assembly (eine christliche Gemeinde oder Sammlung), or, best of all and most clearly, holy Christendom (eine heilige Christenheit)."

    Martin Luther perfectly matches church to assembly along Ancient Hebrew lines.

    {CCh 324.2} I say to all: Be on your guard; for as an angel of light Satan is walking in every the assembly.of Christian workers, and in every church, trying to win the members to his side.

    {RH, November 8, 1906 par. 8} "For we are not come unto the mount that might be touched, and that burned with fire, nor unto blackness, and darkness, and tempest, and the sound of a trumpet, and the voice of words; which voice they that heard entreated that the word should not be spoken to them any more (for they could not endure that which was commanded. And if so much as a beast touch the mountain, it shall be stoned, or thrust through with a dart: and so terrible was the sight, that Moses said, I exceedingly fear and quake): but ye are come unto Mount Zion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, to the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect, and to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.

    Ellen White matches church to assembly along Ancient Hebrew lines.

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