OFFICIAL STATEMENT ON THE GODHEAD AND LAST GENERATION THEOLOGY
April 20, 2023
It has been brought to our attention that a rumor is floating around that Pastor Bohr does not believe that Jesus is fully God. Pastor Bohr has clearly expressed his view of the Godhead on multiple occasions both before and after his sermon at GYC. His view is clearly expressed in his series ‘Revisiting the Godhead’ which is available at Secrets Unsealed for all to view. Furthermore, he shared his views on the Godhead with the Fairview SDA Church in the Pennsylvania Conference on May 3-4, 2019 where he clearly expressed his view of the Godhead. Lest there be any misunderstanding of his position, Pr. Bohr would like to reiterate that his view of the Godhead and Christ is as follows . . . .
WHAT IS THE CRITERIA OF A SUPPORTING MINISTRY?
Statement Regarding Supporting Ministries
In the July 8 issue of the official publication of the North American Division, Adventist Journey an important article appeared titled, “Beware of the Wolves” in which the author outlined the criteria for a bona fide supporting ministry of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Following are the criteria mentioned in the article. I am pleased to announce that Secrets Unsealed meets all the criteria.
Criterion # 1: Bona speakers do not require offerings or honorarium in churches where they present.
Secrets Unsealed speakers never ask for offerings, donations or honorariums in the churches where they are invited to speak.
Criterion # 2: Legitimate ministries do not load the ministry’s board with employees or relatives of employees.
With Pastor Bohr as the lone exception because he is the president of the ministry, none of the nine members of the Secrets Unsealed board are employees or relatives of employees who work at the ministry.
Criterion # 3: Legitimate supporting ministries are faithful members of ASI.
Secrets Unsealed has been a faithful member of ASI since 2009 having an exhibit at every National Convention since.
Criterion # 4: The speaker of the ministry must have official credentials issued by the denomination.
Pastor Bohr has an Emeritus Ministerial Credential issued by the Pacific Union Conference valid from 2021 to 2026.
Criterion # 5: The speakers must members in good and regular standing of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Pastors Bohr, Murray and Miranda are in good and regular standing in their local churches and return faithful tithes and offerings through the regular channels.
Criterion # 6: All speakers must agree with and preach the 28 Fundamental Beliefs of the Church.
All the speakers and presenters at Secrets Unsealed believe in and teach all the 28 Fundamental Beliefs of the Church.
Criterion # 7: An official supporting ministry of the church must be financially accountable with absolute transparency and be audited at least once a year.
Secrets Unsealed is audited yearly by an independent auditing firm. Our auditors vouch for the fact that every donation is receipted and the money is used exclusively for the projects that the donor specified.
We are thankful that The Seventh-day Adventist Church Manual authorizes the local church to decide who will occupy the pulpit, as long as the speaker is properly credentialed and a faithful member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. We are thankful that Secrets Unsealed meets that requirement. The Seventh-day Adventist Church Manual states:
“Under no circumstances should a pastor, elder, or other officer invite strangers or any unauthorized persons to conduct services. Individuals who have been removed from the ministry or who have been removed from membership in other places, or designing persons who have no authority from the church, should not be given access to the pulpit. Those worthy of confidence will be able to identify themselves by producing proper credentials.” Seventh-day Adventist Church Manual, “Unauthorized Speakers,” 2015 Edition, p. 120
Ellen White has made it clear that God not only empowers the ‘regular channels’ to further His work but also legitimate ‘supporting ministries’. We are all in this together for the finishing of God’s work. IT IS TIME TO GO HOME!!
A RESPONSE TO DAVID GATES: "THE DOOR IS ABOUT TO CLOSE ARE YOU READY?
A Response to David Gates:
“The Door is About to Close Are You Ready?”
by Pastor Stephen Bohr
Posted on 12-14-2018
A recent internet message by David Gates has caused quite a sensation among many in the Seventh-day Adventist Church. At Secrets Unsealed, we have received numerous emails, text messages and phone calls asking what we think of his message. In addition, as I have traveled, many have sought my personal opinion of his remarks. What I think is not important. What is important is whether his message squares with the Bible and the Spirit of Prophecy. . . .
DANIEL MESA AND SECRETS UNSEALED
Daniel Mesa and Secrets Unsealed
As inquiries have been coming into our office about the relationship of Daniel Mesa with Secrets Unsealed, we feel that a word of clarification is in order. The marketing department of Secrets Unsealed hired Daniel Mesa on May 27, 2014, however, on December 6, 2016, the ministry terminated Daniel’s employment for a variety of reasons.
We would like to make it clear that neither Pastor Bohr nor anyone else at Secrets Unsealed shares Daniel’s theological views of the Godhead, particularly his understanding of the personhood and nature of the Holy Spirit, which we believe are at odds with Scripture, and the Spirit of Prophecy. Matthew 28:18-20 and 2 Corinthians 13:14 (among many other verses) indisputably teach that there are three distinct persons in the Godhead each in unity with the other and that all three are God in the highest sense. Ellen White is likewise clear:
“There are three living persons of the heavenly trio. In the name of these three powers, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, those who receive Christ by living faith are baptized, and these powers will cooperate with the obedient subjects of heaven in their efforts to live the new life in Christ.” Bible Training School, March 1, 1906
Although we can see the work and fruit of the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Prophecy has warned us not to delve into forbidden paths such as trying to explain the Holy Spirit’s nature—what or who He is:
“The nature of the Holy Spirit is a mystery. Men cannot explain it, because the Lord has not revealed it to them. Men having fanciful views may bring together passages of Scripture and put a human construction on them, but the acceptance of these views will not strengthen the church. Regarding such mysteries, which are too deep for human understanding, silence is golden.” Acts of the Apostles, p. 52
Secrets Unsealed likewise teaches that Jesus is the Divine Son of God, co-substantial with the Father and sharing His nature. Our position is that Jesus is God in the highest sense, a person distinct from the Father yet equal with Him, in unity with Him, and sharing with Him all the divine attributes. We do not believe that Jesus was created at any point in eternity past for in Him is life ‘original, unborrowed, underived.’
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