given by eyewitnesses, is but an echo of the words of the Lord, recorded by the prophet Joel, 25 hundred years previous to their fulfillment. ‘The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the Lord come.’ Joel 2:31.’ ” (See Great Controversy, pp. 306-308).
So do we conclude that it was only in the creation of earth that God created physical light? Was there therefore no light in the universe before God created the earth? What about in the other worlds (Heb. 1:2)? If man was the crowning act of creation according to inspiration, wouldn’t it follow that the other worlds with their sinless inhabitants were created before earth was? If darkness has never been in Heaven and in the other worlds, except on earth before it was made and especially after the fall six thousand years ago, then what light is it that lights both Heaven and the other worlds? We know the celestial glory of the Father lights up the whole of heavens from His person and His throne. But as to the light there, if there is any other than that of the Father, is it any different from the light that was “created or made” on the first day of the six-day Creation week on Earth?
Since the Biblical narrative is very brief and does not attempt to make any scientific explanation of Creation, beginning with the creation of light, unless there is more than what is extant then we must content ourselves with what has been revealed thus far and patiently wait for Christ to come so that in the timeless ages of eternity we may have all our unanswered inquiries on earth fully explained to our delight and eternal satisfaction. I know of a mathematician who ventured to propose a mathematical formula that could figure out the energy used in the creation of the Earth! Ah! But all such efforts, though done in sincerity cannot but fail for mortal minds cannot fully comprehend the divine. No doubt all that Christ will explain to the finally redeemed will but prove to be an unending, increasing revelation of God’s character of love and power as embodied in Jesus Christ who is “the fullness of the Godhead bodily.” Thus, like John, we must exclaim, “Even so, Come Lord Jesus!”
“In the mouth of two or three witnesses truth is established.”
The everlasting infallible witness to truth eternal is no less than the Godhead itself: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. Of these three Persons, “three Dignitaries of heaven,” “the heavenly Trio,” John says:
“For there are three who bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one. And there are three that bear witness in earth: the Spirit, the water, and the blood: and these agree as one. If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater; for this is the witness of God which He has testified of His Son.” 1 John 5: 7-9, N.K.J.V.
Some aver that these specific passages, particularly the ones in bold (supplied) were not in the original manuscripts. Hence, it is alleged that E.G. White was led of the Spirit” not to write any commentary or remain silent on it. And it does initially appear that this is the case when going over the Comprehensive Index to the Writing of E. G. White which do not provide any direct quotations or references like it does other passages of Scriptures. But such may not be of any concern at all because of the following:
First, the statement that “these three are one,” referring to the three Persons of the Godhead is so self-evident to any serious Bible student that commentary on it is almost unnecessary. Second, by way of analogy, just because relatively little is said in the New Testament regarding the seventh-day Sabbath does not mean that its importance is…(click “Next Post” to continue)