The Deity of Jesus

A compilation of some statement by Ellen G. White


“The Redeemer of the world clothed his divinity with humanity, …Christ was God, but he did not appear as God.  He veiled the tokens of divinity,…”  3 ST 24 (4ST531)

“As a member of the human family he was mortal, but as God he was a fountain of life to the world.  He could have withstood the advances of death and refused to come under its dominion,…”  3 ST 25 (4ST532)

“The Son of Man, our Lord, possessed an intellect of the highest order.”  3 ST 36

“In him were hid all the treasurers of wisdom and truth, both of heavenly and earthly things.”  3 ST 37

“Satan had the evidence he desired in his summary dismissal, and under the rebuke of Him who was equal with God, he fled from the field of conflict, a conquered foe.”  3 ST 64

“The words of Christ were full of deep meaning as he put forth the claim that he and the father were of one substance, possessing the same attributes…. His words had asserted his divinity, but now his personal presence, the light of his eye, the majesty of his attitude, bore witness to the fact that he was the beloved Son of God.”  3 ST 80

“They were favored with the presence of the only-begotten Son of God, who was equal with God; …” 3 ST 106

“O, what a history we have in the life and death, resurrection and exaltation of Christ!  He was the incarnate God, the Lord of life and glory; … and he suffered that which would have been insupportable to any human being.”  3 ST 211

“The Holy spirit bore witness in the miracles that Christ did.  All the divine attributes were revealed in him, and though he bore the sufferings of humanity, he was the Majesty of heaven.”  3 ST 247

“Christ, the highly exalted of God, God dwelling in humanity, is to be loved and obeyed.”  3 ST 261

“No earthly potentate can show himself more keenly observant of his subjects than was Jesus.  He was jealous for his law as no earthly king can be, for he was the king, eternal, invisible, immortal.”  3 ST 388

“When he was reviled, he reviled not again.  He was not roused by passion to revile those who made use of every opportunity to revile him.  He never overstepped the bounds of decorum.  Who was he? The Majesty of heaven, the King of Glory.”  3 ST 392

“Christ was tempted according to his elevation of mind; but he would not weaken or cripple his divine power by yielding to temptation.”  3 ST 422

“His own arm brought salvation; he was ready for the sacrifice.  The fearful crisis was past.  The agony which none but God could endure, Christ had borne.”  3 ST 436

“But although Christ’s divine glory was for a time vailed and eclipsed by His assuming humanity, yet He did not cease to be God when He became Man.  The human did not take the place of the divine, nor the divine of the human.”  4 ST 34

“Though Christ humbled Himself to become man, the Godhead was still His own.  His Deity could not be lost while He stood faithful and true to his loyalty.”  4 ST 34

“Christ came to the earth as God in the guise of humanity.”  4 ST 53

“He to whose voice the Jews were then listening had been with God as one brought up with Him.”  4 ST 142

“More than eighteen hundred years ago Christ walked on this earth, a Man among men, yet a God.” 4 ST 79  (cf R& H 7/5/87)

“The One who had spoken through Isaiah was now speaking to His people face to face.”  4 ST 84

“That His people might not be misled by the selfishness which dwells in the natural heart,…  He Himself, one equal with God, washed the feet of His disciples.”  4 ST 117

“Christ is our example.  His life was a life of prayer.  Yes, Christ, the Son of God, equal with the Father, Himself all-sufficient, the storehouse of all blessings, He whose voice cold rebuke disease, still the tempest, and call the dead to life, prayed with strong crying and many tears.”  4 ST 143

“What opposites meet and are revealed in the person of Christ!  The mighty God, yet a helpless child!  The Creator of all the world, yet, in a world of His creating, often hungry and weary, and without a place to lay His head!  The Son of Man, yet infinitely higher than the angels!  Equal with the Father, yet his divinity clothed with humanity, standing at the head of the fallen race, that human beings might be placed on vantage-ground!  Possessing eternal riches, yet living the life of a poor man!  One with the Father in dignity and power, yet in His humanity tempted in all points like as we are tempted!  …”

“Christ was God manifest in the flesh.  In Him divinity and humanity were united.  In Him dwelt all the fullness of the Godhead bodily.” 4 ST 383

“He revealed to the world the amazing spectacle of God living in human flesh, and sacrificing Himself to save fallen men.”  4 ST 264

“Thus he went from city to city, from town to town, preaching the Gospel and healing the sick- the King of glory in the lowly garb of humanity.”  4 ST 444

“I want to speak to you today from the words of the Saviour found in Matthew the fifth chapter…. The words of our lesson are from the lips of no other than the Majesty of heaven.  They are not the words of man, that they may be criticized, but are from the words of Him who was equal with the Father, One with God.”  2 ST 487

“But the Sun of Righteousness shines forth into the midnight darkness of superstition and error, and rolls back the cloud, and presents himself as the one in whom dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily, as the exact representation of the Father.”  2 ST 496

“But in his fallen condition did I not send help?  I sent my Son, who was equal with myself, …”  2 ST 508

“Jesus speaks of himself as well as the father as God,…”  2 ST 518

“Those who divorce religion from their business are reproved by the example of Jesus.  Hidden away among the hills of Nazareth, yet having such claims upon heaven that he could command the entire angel host, he was a simple carpenter, working for wages, and living a godly life in the face of all discouragements.”  1 ST 41

“He, the Majesty of Heaven, walked the streets, clad in the simple garb of a common laborer.  He toiled up and down the mountain steeps, going to and from his humble work….Yet when he went forth to contribute to the support of the family by his daily toil, he possessed the same power as when he wrought the miracle of feeding the five thousand hungry souls on the shore of Galilee.”  1 ST 41

“Charged with his exalted mission, Jesus came into the world as the visible representative of the invisible God.”  2 ST 526

 The Quotations are taken from, Ellen G. White, Signs of the Times Articles, 4 Vol. (Mountain View, CA,:  Pacific Press Publishing Association, Litho in U.S.A., n.d.).