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Seventh-day Adventists hold to the Biblical view of Jesus Christ: that He was not merely a good man, but was God Himself, incarnated in human flesh, and fully equal with God the Father from eternity.   Under this topic we will deal with questions of the incarnation and nature of Christ.  See also the topic of Trinity for more on the relationship of Christ to other members of the Godhead.  For material that focuses on Christ's salvific acts, see our topic on  Salvation .   See below for the official statement of this belief.

Crosscurrents in Adventist Christology by Eric Claude Webster treats an important and controversial issue in Adventist theological dialogue. The first chapter gives an illuminating historical perspective, while in the next four chapters, Webster examines the Christologies of Ellen G. White and E. J. Waggoner of the 19th, and Edward Heppenstall and Herbert Douglass of he 20th centuries.  This is Webster's doctoral dissertation, now out of print in book form, but we have the full text here for your in depth study and research.

The Man Who Is God: A Study of the Person and Nature of Jesus, Son of God and Son of Man, by Edward Heppenstall ,  presents the complete picture of the incarnated God Who became man.  His is a voice that is needed to be heard in view of the present attention to the controversies over the human nature of Christ.

The Humanity of Christ by Woodrow W. Whidden II  addresses questions on the nature of the human nature of Christ which have been debated extensively in Adventism, especially for the past 50 years.   This is especially cogent in the light of the recent Questions on Doctrines Conference held October 14-29, 2007.

Who Is Michael? by Henry Feyerabend answers questions about the pre-existence of Christ and the identity of Michael, the Archangel.

SDA Statement of Beliefs on Christ ( For the full "Fundamental Beliefs" document, see

4. The Son: God the eternal Son became incarnate in Jesus Christ. Through Him all things were created, the character of God is revealed, the salvation of humanity is accomplished, and the world is judged. Forever truly God, He became also truly man, Jesus the Christ. He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He lived and experienced temptation as a human being, but perfectly exemplified the righteousness and love of God. By His miracles He manifested God's power and was attested as God's promised Messiah. He suffered and died voluntarily on the cross for our sins and in our place, was raised from the dead, and ascended to minister in the heavenly sanctuary in our behalf. He will come again in glory for the final deliverance of His people and the restoration of all things. (John 1:1-3, 14; Col. 1:15-19; John 10:30; 14:9; Rom. 6:23; 2 Cor. 5:17-19; John 5:22; Luke 1:35; Phil. 2:5-11; Heb. 2:9-18; 1 Cor. 15:3, 4; Heb. 8:1, 2; John 14:1-3.)

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