A research paper on the history of the trinity doctrine within the early Christian Church and within Seventh-day Adventism


As the title suggests, this is a study on how the trinity doctrine was introduced into Christianity - also how it was eventually accepted into the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Throughout the time period of Ellen White’s ministry (1844-1915), also for decades afterwards, the Seventh-day Adventist Church was a non-trinitarian denomination. In other words, the trinity doctrine, during this time period, was not a part of the declared fundamental beliefs of Seventh-day Adventists. It was first voted into their fundamental beliefs in the year 1980. This took place at the General Conference session held at Dallas Texas that year.


This study has existed on this website since May 2008. During September 2017 I realised that it needed a revamp. I decided to make it into a single PDF file (it previously existed in HTML format).  This revamp is now available. You will find it by clicking here. It opens in a new window. The study itself has an index of its 56 sections. The title of each section gives the reader a reasonable idea as to what is contained in that particular section.


The main structure of the study has remained unchanged but in some places I have re-worded it. This is to make it easier to read. I have also re-structured some of the paragraphs. I have done this because it is a huge study therefore the easier it is to read the better. It has 1087 pages and almost ½ million words.