The central theme of the 1893 series of sermons is that we are accepted in the Beloved. Ellen White expressed a deep reality to this truth when she stated
And the word that was spoken to Jesus at the Jordan, "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased," embraces humanity. God spoke to Jesus as our representative. With all our sins and weaknesses, we are not cast aside as worthless. "He hath made us accepted in the Beloved." Ephesians 1:6. DA 113.
The thought that God spoke to us through Christ to tell us that we are His Sons and Daughters forms the central theme of the Identity Wars message.
The first Identity Wars message was presented Sept 29, 2001 which was a seventh-day Sabbath on Yom Kippur during a Shemitah (Seventh Sabbath year).