Dd-69. Is SATAN or Jesus the SCAPEGOAT for sins


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The Seventh Day Adventist Church teaches that the scapegoat in Leviticus 16:8-10,26 typifies Satan as being the scapegoat for sins. The Seventh Day Adventist Church, which I will abbreviate as SDA Church, views Ellen G. White as the founder of the SDA Church. And SDA Christians esteem her writings as being “inspired” by God in the same way that the prophets in the Old Testament were inspired by God to write the Scriptures. So then, in the eyes and minds of SDA Christians if Ellen G. White said it then what she said IS the truth to the SDA Christians. Here is what Ellen G. White said in her so-called “inspired” writings. The emphasis is mine.

Satan bore not only the weight and punishment of his own sins, but also of the sins of the redeemed host, which had been placed upon him.” Early Writings, pp. 294, 295.

“It was seen, also, that while the sin offering pointed to Christ as a sacrifice, and the high priest represented Christ as a mediator, the scapegoat typified Satan, the author of sin, upon whom the sins of the truly penitent will finally be placed. When the high priest, by virtue of the blood of the sin offering, removed the sins from the sanctuary, he placed them upon the scapegoat. When Christ, by virtue of His own blood, removes the sins of His people from the heavenly sanctuary at the close of His ministry, He will place them upon Satan, who, in the execution of the judgment, must bear the final penalty. The scapegoat was sent away into a land not inhabited, never to come again into the congregation of Israel. So will Satan be forever banished from the presence of God and His people, and he will be blotted from existence in the final destruction of sin and sinners.” The Great Controversy, page 422.

 “In like manner, when the work of atonement in the heavenly sanctuary has been completed, then in the presence of God and heavenly angels and the hosts of the redeemed the sins of God's people will be placed upon Satan; he will be declared guilty of all the evil which he has caused them to commit.” The Great Controversy, page 658.

“Also it would be for his [Satan's] own interest to keep from Jesus as many as possible. For the sins of those who are redeemed by the blood of Christ will at last be rolled back upon the originator of sin, and he must bear their punishment, while those who do not accept salvation through Jesus, will suffer the penalty of their own sins.” Early Writings, p. 178.

So then, to ME, what Ellen G. White and the SDA Church is saying is that Jesus bore all the PAST sins of everyone in the whole world so that whosoever BELIEVES might be saved. And then, when a person first believes they are initially saved by grace through faith and not of works lest any man boast and all of their PAST sins are forgiven to never be remembered by God ever again. However, according to the SDA Church, AFTER a person is initially saved each and every sin that a true born-again Christian commits AFTER they are initially saved will be laid upon Satan for Satan to bear those sins. Now to me, this SDA doctrine is a slap in the face of Almighty God and His Son Jesus. This SDA doctrine of Satan bearing ANY sins CONTRADICTS the Scriptures. It exalts Satan to the place of being a co-savior with Jesus. And whether any SDA Christian sees this blasphemous fact or not, God Himself sees it. I mean, how can God not see if the non SDA Christians see it as clear as day?

Please read John 19:20.

“When Jesus, therefore, had received the vinegar, he said, It is FINISHED: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.”

When Jesus died on the cross, God laid the sins of us ALL upon Jesus to bear the sins of the whole world, past, present and future. And if we sin after we are saved we are assured by the Scriptures that God is faithful and just to forgive us of ALL our sins AND CLEANSE us from ALL our unrighteousness.

Please read 1 John 1:9.

“IF we CONFESS our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to CLEANSE us from ALL unrighteousness.”

Now, seeing that God both forgives and CLEANSES us from all sin and unrighteousness AFTER we are born-again, then how can anyone call unclean what God Himself has CLEANSED? And this false SDA doctrine of Satan bearing the sins that Christians commit after they are initially saved could lead some Christians to NOT be concerned about confessing ANY of their sins after becoming a Christian. I mean why worry about confessing any sins IF SO BE that Satan will bear them anyway. Hey, why not live a lifestyle of sinning everyday to please your flesh and heap as many sins as you can upon Satan, that no good liar. Satan deserves as much punishment as we can throw his way by our SINNING as much as we can is the message that this SDA doctrine is portraying.

God forbid! This SDA teaching of “Satan being the scapegoat” was started by Ellen G. White to give support to her “Investigative Judgment doctrine” and both SDA Church teachings are doctrines of devils. Any doctrine that does not edify the church to bring PEACE that we ARE saved to overcome sin is a doctrine of devils, in my own opinion.

The TRUTH of the matter is that Jesus ALONE bore the sins of the WHOLE world. 

1 Peter 2:24.  

“Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes you were healed.” 

God did NOT raise up TWO Saviors. According to Isaiah 53:4-6, God laid the iniquity or the sins of us ALL upon Jesus to bear.

Isaiah 53:4-6. 

“Surely he has borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. 

5.  But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. 

6.  All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us ALL.” 

It does NOT say that God laid upon THEM the iniquity of us ALL. God raised up ONE Savior to sacrifice himself of his own free Will unto God as the ONE and ONLY atonement for ALL the sins of the WHOLE world, past, present, and future. And our one Savior’s name that God raised up to die on the cross for us is Jesus. Satan is NO savior! Satan is God’s ENEMY. We have but one mediator between God and us, the MAN, Jesus Christ, Satan is a fallen angel and not a man.

1 John 2:1,2.

“My little children, these things write I unto you, that you sin not. And IF any man sin, WE have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous

2.  And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.”


In other words, it is best that Christians do not sin, but IF we do sin after we are initially saved, we are assured that Jesus is our advocate with the Father. And we know that He is faithful and just to forgive our sins AND CLEANSE us from ALL our unrighteousness, according to 1 John 1:9. 

So then, to WRONGLY teach that Satan bears the sins of anyone other than his OWN sins is to make Almighty God a LIAR. Plain and simple, Ellen G. White made an ERROR in her INTERPRETATION of the scapegoat that is only found four times in the entire Bible and all four times it is found in Leviticus chapter 16. Any interpretation that CONTRADICTS any other verse of Scripture in the Bible is NOT a correct interpretation, And thus, this SDA teaching it is NOT of God. It does not matter if Ellen G. White says that all she teaches was inspired by God. For you see, ANY interpretation that contradicts any other part of God’s word can NOT be inspired by God. In fact, it is Satan who inspires all of the interpretations that contradict other parts of God’s word.

Now, here is what I see that happened in my opinion. The Hebrew word that is translated as “scapegoat” in most Bibles comes from the Hebrew word “azazel”. Unfortunately, some Bibles used the Hebrew word “azazel” rather than translating it. And they also capitalized it as “Azazel” to make it seem as if it was a proper name. Now, in the book of Enoch there is an angel named Azazel who seems to be a figure of Satan. 

So then, are there any guesses as to “who” was behind the translations to make the COMPOUND Hebrew word “azazel” look like a proper name by capitalizing it as “Azazel”? That is right! It was Satan who inspired Ellen G. White and this SDA Church doctrine that Satan is the scapegoat. For you see, Satan influenced men to have Jesus crucified so it is not a stretch for the rebel god of this present world to influence men to make biased translations of the Bible. This SDA Church theory actually already existed before Ellen G. White who probably READ about it and desired to make it her own so-called “inspired” by God revelation. You see, some Hellenistic Christians had a “theory” that the scapegoat could possibly typify Satan. So then, was their Hellenistic theory inspired by Satan who wants to receive glory? To me, the answer is yes! Hellenistic Christians wrongly believed that Christians should INDULGE themselves in the pleasures of this world. And what better way to do this than believe Satan’s deceptive lies that he would bear those sins for them? 

But that is NOT what the Bible ITSELF teaches us. The Hebrew “azazel” is NOT a proper name, but rather it is a COMPOUND Hebrew word that is used as a verb. Here is the Hebrew word translated as “scapegoat” in most Bibles. Notice that it is made up from TWO Hebrew words making it a compound Hebrew word.





From H5795 and H235; goat of departure; the scapegoat: - scapegoat.

Total KJV occurrences: 4

The first Hebrew word is “ex” Strong’s number H5795 and it means she goat.





From H5810; a she goat (as strong), but masculine in plural (which also is used elliptically for goats' hair): - (she) goat, kid.

Total KJV occurrences: 74

And the second Hebrew word is “azel” Strong’s number H235 and it means to go away to disappear and be gone.





A primitive root; to go away, hence to disappear: - fail, gad about, go to and fro [but in Eze_27:19 the word is rendered by many “from Uzal,” by others “yarn”], be gone (spent).

Total KJV occurrences: 6

Originally, the King James translators rendered the meaning of the Hebrew word “azazel” to mean that was led away.

Now, with all of this in mind let us truly consider two other “interpretations” because the original Hebrew text does NOT state as a FACT with no interpretation needed that the sins were laid upon Satan and Satan was led into the wilderness alive and released.

Here is interpretation number one.

Both goats represent Jesus. The goat that was sacrificed unto Yahweh speaks of Jesus DYING on the cross. And the second goat presented ALIVE before Yahweh speaks of the RESURRECTION of Jesus and him carrying the sins up to heaven with his shed blood to make ATONEMENT for the sins. Jesus WENT AWAY and he MUST REMAIN IN heaven until the restitution of all of whosoever BELIEVES.


Please read Acts 3:20,21. 

“And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: 

21.  Whom the heaven MUST RECEIVE UNTIL the times of restitution of all things, (Speaking of the FIRST resurrection and the reconstitution of ALL the WHOSOEVER who believes IN Jesus) which God has spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.” 

And that means that Jesus MUST REMAIN in Heaven UNTIL the FIRST resurrection to raise the dead IN Jesus Christ first and then we who are alive at his coming will be CHANGED together with them. One of the meanings of restitution is to be recompensed. And recompense means to compensate and give a REWARD for the harm done to a person. Paul teaches us that it is a manifest token of the righteous justice of God that we may be accounted worthy of the kingdom of God for which we suffer trials, temptations, tribulations, and persecutions.

Now, BEFORE the SDA Church was formed there was an ADVENTIST movement. The word “advent” means looking forward to an EVENT. And what the Millerite Christians were looking forward to was the coming of Jesus in 1844. And when that did not happen the “EVENT” was CHANGED to mean that Jesus entered into another part of the heavenly sanctuary to BEGIN what Ellen G. White calls the Investigative Judgment of Jesus. We will cover this false doctrine in another study. But for now, in a nutshell, this SDA Church doctrine teaches that Jesus is judging the sins that Christians have committed AFTER they were initially saved to see whether or not they are WORTHY to receive eternal life in the world to come. 

But my point right now is that IF there was no RESURRECTION of Jesus to be PRESENTED ALIVE before Yahweh caring our sins away then our faith would be in vain, according to 1 Corinthians 15:12-20.

1 Corinthians 15:12-20.

“Now IF Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead? 

13.  But IF there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen: 

14.  And IF Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain

15.  Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that He raised up Christ: whom He raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not. 

16.  For IF the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised: 

17.  And IF Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; you are yet in your sins

18.  Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished. 

19.  IF in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable. 

20.  But now IS Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.”

So then, we need BOTH goats to be shadows of Jesus, for without the goat PRESENTED ALIVE BEFORE Yahweh to carry our sins away as a shadow of the RESURRECTION of Jesus then our faith would be in vain if there was no resurrection of our Savior who made ATONEMENT for our sins on the cross. The crucifixion ALONE would be no different than any other religion in the world. What makes Christianity unique is that God resurrected our Savior and presented him ALIVE and all the sins he laid upon him were carried away. The word “wilderness” also means PASTURE. And when I read that I immediately remembered Psalm 23, he makes me to lie down in green pasture. Let us go ahead and read Psalm 23.

Psalm 23:1-6.

“A Psalm of David. The LORD is my shepherd; I (Jesus and all the whosoever that believe) shall not want. 

2.  He makes me to lie down in green pastures: He leads me beside the still waters. 

3.  He restores my soul: He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name's sake. 

4.  Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff they comfort me. 

5.  You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies: You anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over. 

6.  Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.”

Before I read the literal translation of Leviticus 16:8-19 and 20-26 and the definition of the Hebrew word translated as wilderness, I want to share a second “interpretation” that is very similar but yet different from the first interpretation of Jesus being BOTH goats at the same time. What I mean by this is that God gave the New Covenant to His chosen people, the children of Israel FIRST. Most Christians know that the gospel of Jesus Christ was preach ONLY to the Jews FIRST, according to Romans 1:16.  But what some Christians may not have seen as yet is that after around 3 1/2 years God turned the preaching of the gospel of salvation to the Gentiles. Now, I myself believe that the FIRST HALF of the 70th week of Daniel was fulfilled during that 3 1/2 years of the gospel being preached to the Jews ONLY. And then the MIDST of the week BEGAN when God turned the gospel to the Gentiles to be saved. Please read the study J-32. WHEN is the MIDST of the 70TH WEEK? Now, God partially blinded the eyes of the children of Israel for a PURPOSE. And to me, that purpose was twofold. It was to save as many of ALL of mankind who BELIEVE and also to PROVOKE the children of Israel to jealousy. Please read Deuteronomy 32:21 which is a prophecy that God fulfilled and is still yet fulfilling in the church age.  

Deuteronomy 32:21.

“They have moved me to jealousy with that which is not God; they have provoked me to anger with their vanities: and I will move them to jealousy with those which are not a people; I will provoke them to anger with a foolish nation.” 

Now let us read the fulfillment in Romans 11:9-11 which God is still yet fulfilling with the preaching of the gospel.

Romans 11:9-11.

“And David said, Let their table (Speaking of the children of Israel who reject the gospel of salvation) be made a snare, and a trap, and a stumbling block, and a recompense unto them: 

10.  Let their eyes be darkened, that they may not see, and bow down their back always. 

11.  I say then, Have they stumbled that they should FALL? God forbid: but rather, through their fall salvation has come unto the Gentiles, for to provoke them to jealousy.” 

Paul is referring to when the people of Israel as a whole rejected Jesus as their Messiah was when they FELL and God partially blinded their eyes. It was then, about 3 1/2 years of preaching the gospel to the Jews ONLY that God turned to the Gentile with the gospel of salvation. With that being said, is God FINISHED with His chosen people, the children of Israel? God forbid! Let us go back to the Old Testament Scripture and read another prophecy found in Isaiah 11:10-12 where God promises to turn again a second time to save a REMNANT of the children of Israel.

Please read Isaiah 11:10-12.

And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious. (This speaks of God turning the gospel of salvation to the Gentiles and then darkening the eyes of the children of Israel so that most of them would not understand that Jesus is their Messiah until the return of Jesus)

11.  And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand AGAIN the SECOND TIME to recover the REMNANT of his people, (The is speaking of ANOTHER DAY there REMAINS a REST for the PEOPLE OF GOD in Hebrews 4:8,9) which shall be left, (Alive) from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea. (All of the dispersed of Israel all over the world) 

12.  And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.”

So then, with that being said, the second “interpretation” of the two goats is that they represent the children of Israel in this present world AND in the world to come. Let me explain what I mean by this as we read the LITERAL translation of Leviticus 16:8-10.

LITERAL translation of Leviticus 16:8-10.

“And he gives Aaron over two hairy goats LOTS, one lot for Yahweh and one lot for goat of departure. (This represents God’s freewill for man to choose for himself to believe or to not believe. So, the free will choice of the first LOT chose to believe the sacrifice of Jesus for the atonement of their sins. And the free will choice of the second lot chose to reject Jesus as their Messiah and they were LEAD away in the wilderness and set free to go their own way)

9. And he brings near Aaron Aleph Tav (Messiah Jesus) the hairy goat which he comes up over him the lot for Yahweh and he makes him sin offering. (Aaron is a figure of the church. So the church makes the choice to BELIEVE in the sin offering of Jesus as the atonement of their sins)

10. And the hairy goat which he comes up the lot for goat of departure he shall stay alive before Yahweh (And Yahweh will turn again a SECOND TIME) to make proprietary shelter over him to send away (Or BY SENDING from heaven) Aleph Tav (Messiah Jesus) him TO goat of departure the wilderness ward

A “ward” is a separate room for a particular type of patient that needs a different treatment to be healed. So then, think of the first goat that Aaron, as a figure of the church being the BROTHER of Moses. Many Christians understand that Moses is a figure of Jesus. And, we, the church, are the BRETHREN of Jesus who BELIEVE and preach the true gospel of salvation. So the preaching of the gospel represents the casting of LOTS. The first LOT represents the gospel of salvation that was cast upon first goats who BELIEVED. But only one goat believed and he was led away to stay alive before Yahweh. To me this represents God’s willingness to still save any Jew who BELIEVES during this present world AND also in the world to come. Now, think of the wilderness as ANOTHER DAY in the world to come FOR the LOT of the second goat, the children of Israel that DEPARTED from Yahweh by their rejecting Jesus as their Messiah IN this present world.

Now apply the Scripture in Isaiah 11:11 where God promises that He will turn AGAIN a SECOND time to RECOVER the Aleph Tav Messiah Jesus REMNANT which shall be LEFT alive at the coming of Jesus. God will SEND the second goat that carried the sins into heaven after God raised him from the dead and PRESENTED him ALIVE TO the cast the LOT of the true gospel TO the children of Israel who DEPARTED from Yahweh at the end of this present age. In other words, God will SEND Jesus from heaven TO the REMNANT of the children of Israel left ALIVE at his coming at the end of this present world for Jesus to make proprietary shelter over him, speaking of the children of Israel which is represented by the goat of departure. And DURING ANOTHER DAY in the wilderness WARD, Jesus will teach them the gospel of salvation for them to be saved DURING the world to come. 

Now, whether or not these two interpretations are the exact correct interpretations that God “intended” the two goats to mean, neither of these “interpretations” contradict any other part of God’s word. In fact, they agree perfectly with the TRUE gospel of Jesus Christ and God’s plan of salvation. On the other hand, the SDA Church “interpretation’ made by Ellen G. White does NOT agree with the true gospel of Jesus Christ. Nowhere in the New Testament is there any teaching that Satan will BEAR the sins of whosoever BELIEVES. Therefore, the gospel of Ellen G. White and the SDA Church is ANOTHER gospel that the Apostle Paul WARNED us about in Galatians 1:6-9 that if even an ANGEL from heaven preaches any OTHER gospel to you than the gospel we have preached then let those who preach that gospel of an angel be accursed.

Galatians 1:6-9.

“I marvel that you are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another (G2087 The Greek word “heteros” which means altered to be a different) gospel: 

7.  Which is not another; (G243 The Greek word “allos” which means different) but there are some that trouble you, and would PERVERT the gospel of Christ. (In other words, those who teach a perverted gospel are teaching their perverted gospel as IF it is the same gospel that Paul preached. But in truth, it is a PERVERTED gospel that is not the same gospel that Paul preached)

8.  But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. 

9.  As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that you have received, let him be accursed.”

Paul is NOT talking about the gospel that the SDA Christians received from their SDA Church who received Ellen G. White’s gospel that she received from an angel that she claims was from heaven. But rather, Paul is talking about the TRUE gospel written in the New Testament that we received to be saved. Ellen G. White openly admits in her writings that what she received may very well have been from Satan and NOT from God. And Muhammad admitted the same thing wondering if the revelation given to him was from Satan but that is another study in and of itself. Here are some quotes of Ellen G. White openly admitting that it could have been Satan revealing the things that she teaches. The emphasis is mine.

“God is either teaching His church, reproving their wrongs and strengthening their faith, or He is not. THIS WORK IS OF GOD, OR IT IS NOT. God does nothing in partnership with Satan. MY WORK ... BEARS THE STAMP OF GOD OR THE STAMP OF THE ENEMY. There is no half-way work in the matter. THE TESTIMONIES ARE OF THE SPIRIT OF GOD OR OF THE DEVIL.”

Testimonies for the Church, vol. 4, p. 230 


Testimonies for the Church, vol. 5, p. 691 

The writings of Ellen G. White are called her TESTIMONIES which do NOT speak according to the word of Almighty God. Here are just a FEW of the MANY teachings of Ellen G. White AND the SDA Church that directly CONTRADICT what the Bible itself states as FACT with no interpretation needed.

According to the SDA Church and EGW.

#1. No Christian should ever say that they ARE SAVED.

“No sanctified tongue will be found uttering these words ["I am saved"] till Christ shall come, and we enter in through the gates into the city of God ... As long as man is full of weakness--for of himself he cannot save his soul -- he should never dare to say, 'I am saved'.”

Selected Messages, vol. 1, p. 314

But the Bible ITSELF clearly teaches us that CONFESSION is made unto salvation. And the Bible itself ASSURES us that we can KNOW that we ARE saved right now.

Please read 1 John 5:12,13.

He that HAS the Son HAS life; and he that has not the Son of God has not life. 

13.  These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that you may KNOW that you HAVE eternal life, and that you may believe on the name of the Son of God.” 

 According to the SDA Church and EGW.

#2. The sins of Christians are NOT YET blotted out.

“The work of the investigative judgment and THE BLOTTING OUT OF SIN IS TO BE ACCOMPLISHED before the second advent of our Lord.”

The Great Controversy, p. 485.

“At the time appointed for the judgment -- the close of the 2300 days in 1844 -- BEGAN THE WORK OF investigation and BLOTTING OUT OF SINS."

Christ in His Sanctuary, p. 122.

“The work of the investigative judgment and the blotting out of sins IS TO BE ACCOMPLISHED before the second advent of the lord....IT IS IMPOSSIBLE THAT THE SINS OF MEN SHOULD BE BLOTTED OUT UNTIL AFTER THE JUDGMENT at which their cases are to be investigated ... When the investigative judgment closes, Christ will come ..."

The Great Controversy, p. 485.

“When the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord, THEN THE SINS OF THE REPENTANT SOUL who has received the grace of Christ and has overcome through the blood of the Lamb, WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE RECORDS OF HEAVEN, and will be placed upon Satan, the scapegoat, the originator of sin, and be remembered no more against him forever.”

Selected Messages, bk. 3, pp. 355-356.

But the Bible ITSELF clearly teaches us that our sins have ALREADY BEEN purged and Jesus SAT down at the right hand of God.

Hebrews 1:3.

“Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, WHEN he HAD BY HIMSELF purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;” 

1 John 1:7-9.

“But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son CLEANSES us from ALL sin. (And not GOING to cleanse us after some so-called investigative judgment that is NOT taught anywhere in the Scriptures. But rather, the blood of Jesus HAS already cleansed all our PAST sins and still continually cleanses us from ALL sin, EVEN the sins that we did not formally confess. Some Christians argue that no one can possibly remember every single sin that they have committed so that they can argue that they do not have to confess any sin after they are saved. But in truth, we KNOW when we sin and the Holy Spirit prompts us to repent and confess our sins AS we commit them. Now, at times we argue against the prompting of the Holy Spirit and we do not always repent formally right away but God knows our hearts and He sees our getting back up and resisting the temptation from Satan to sin)

8.  If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. (Sometimes we try to reason away our sins that they are not that bad or that they are not even sins. And John is saying do not do that because you are deceiving yourself by arguing with the Holy Spirit and your conscience)

9.  If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to CLEANSE us from ALL unrighteousness.” 


So NO! Jesus is NOT going to lay our sins on Satan so that Satan can bear the sins that Jesus ALREADY bore.


According to the SDA Church and EGW.

#3. Jesus will not and cannot come into your heart until AFTER you stop SINNING.

In ORDER to let Jesus into our hearts, WE MUST STOP SINNING

Signs of the Times, March 3, 1898


This is the same thing that the Mormons teach. And thus, according to this kind of FALSE gospel no SDA Christian or Mormon Christian can ever know if they are GOOD ENOUGH to be saved. This is a WORKS FIRST and then IF you have done enough good works then you shall be saved gospel, which is a FALSE PERVERTED gospel.

The TRUE gospel is that we are saved FIRST for the purpose of doing good works AFTER we are saved. And God EMPOWERS us to do the good works through His Holy Spirit dwelling in us.

There are far too many SDA doctrines that directly contradict the word of Almighty God to even mention briefly in this study without writing an entire book. So I will end this study by saying that God is NOT the author of confusion to make it blatantly clear that He raised up only ONE Messiah to bear our sins. And thus, God would not reveal some hidden “symbolism” to one of His prophets or prophetesses that the scapegoat is Satan who would eventually be the one to bear our sins.

The ONLY truth that the scapegoat “typifies” Satan is that Satan will be found guilty of bringing sin into the world. So in that respect, Satan will bear the BLAME of SIN, as in, his own sin of rebellion and for CAUSING humans to sin by his lies of deception. The secular meaning of the word “scapegoat” means to BLAME a person for the wrongdoings of others. Satan accused God of creating him imperfect or flawed as the reason for why he made war against God to try and take over God’s throne. So the very reason that God created mankind is to JUDGE Satan and the fallen angels. Please read all the studies under the heading >>>Q-0. WHY are we HERE?-Is God at WAR?<<<

And for further study in God’s word to learn WHY the keeping of the weekly Sabbath DAY is NOT binding on Christians, please read all the studies under the heading >>>Dd-0. What is the TRUE Sabbath?<<<

Thanks for reading and may God bless you richly as you continue to read ALL the studies that I gave links to throughout this study concerning this subject on Sabbath TRUTH.

My heartfelt prayer is that all Christians RETURN to the TRUE FOUNDATION of the church that is taught by the very Apostles of Jesus in the first century. So let us all come into the UNITY of the faith and return to what Jesus and his Apostles taught us in SIMPLICITY in the New Testament. 


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Some Sabbath-keeping Christians CLAIM that the early church kept the Sabbath as the Jews, but I assure you that the early first-century church was accustomed to gathering together BEFORE the light of daybreak on the FIRST day of the week that THEY called the Lord's day.

Please read all the studies linked within this study and all the studies linked below. This study was just the TIP of the iceberg of exposing the ERRORS of interpretation made by the Saturday seventh day of the week Sabbath-keeping churches, and the Sunday first day of the week Sabbath-keeping Christians. All of the studies listed under the subject heading >>>Dd-0. What is the TRUE Sabbath?<<< And also read Dd-20. Did The Early Church KEEP the Sabbath day to learn the truth of what the early church believed.

Thanks again for reading and may God bless you richly as you continue to seek the truth of the whole word of Almighty God.


Your Brother in our Lord Jesus Christ,

Brother Mark.





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Always be faithful to share, to preach, and to teach the whole gospel of Jesus Christ!


Here is a link to another website that also cares about helping SDA Christians to see the TRUTH and come out of the SDA Church.

SDA Church outreach