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The Holy Spirit is Not A Separate Being

๐“๐‡๐„๐‘๐„ ๐€๐‘๐„ ๐“๐–๐Ž ๐๐„๐ˆ๐๐†๐’


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GOD IS THE HEAD OF CHRIST;

CHRIST IS THE HEAD OF ALL ELSE

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โ€‹โ€‹"But I want you to know that the head of every man is Christ, the head of woman is man, and the head of Christ is God."

(I Corinthians 11:3)


"Then comes the end, when He delivers the kingdom to God the Father, when He puts an end to all rule and all authority and power. . . .


โ€‹"Now when all things are made subject to Him, then the Son Himself will also be subject to Him who put all things under Him, that God may be all in all."

(I Corinthians 15:24, 28)


โ€‹"For the Father judges no one, but has committed all judgment to the Son. . . .


โ€‹" . . . and has given Him authority to execute judgment also, because He is the Son of Man."

(John 5:22, 27)


โ€‹" . . . who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men."

(Philippians 2:6-7)


TWO WILLS

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" . . . I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me."

(John 5:30)


"For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent me."

(John 6:38)


" . . . not My will, but Yours, be done."

(Luke 22:42)


"But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father."

(Mark 13:32)


COOPERATION


"I and My Father are one."

(John 10:30)


" . . . I do nothing of Myself, but as My Father taught Me, I speak these things."

(John 8:28)


"For I have not spoken on My own authority; but the Father who sent Me gave Me a command, what I should say and what I should speak. And I know that His command is everlasting life. Therefore, whatever I speak, just as the Father has told Me, so I speak."

(John 12:49-50)


" . . . We are one. . . ."

(John 17:22)


God the Father and Jesus Christ, the Word (John 1:1-3), have worked together continuously throughout history (Psalm 110:1; Matthew 22:41-46; John 5:17; Acts 4:24-30; Hebrews 1:13; 10:12-13).


COMMUNICATION

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"The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him. . . ."

(Revelation 1:1)


"Then He came and took the scroll out of the right hand of Him who sat on the throne."

(Revelation 5:7)


The scroll was a communication from God to Christ. Communication occurs between separate individuals. When someone told a theologian that he thought Jesus Christ was God the Father, the theologian turned to this passage and asked, "Now, why would God hand the book to Himself?"


ONE FAMILY

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"Then God said, 'Let Us make man in Our image. . . .'"

(Genesis 1:26)


Two God beings created two human beings in Their own image. First Adam was created in the image of God (I Corinthians 11:7; I Timothy 2:13). Then God created a second family member -- a helper for Adam -- from his very flesh and bone (Genesis 2:18-24). This also was in the image of God because God was not alone. The Word 1) was with God, and 2) was God (John 1:1-3). In like manner, Eve 1) was with Adam, and 2) was Adam (made from his rib). In marriage, two are one (Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:4-6; Mark 10:6-9; Ephesians 5:31). The "mystery" of marriage (Ephesians 5:32).

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The "mystery of marriage" makes sense and is easy to understand. Children who are brought up in strong traditional families (Matthew 19:4-8) know they are the product of two parents, and that their parents are united -- belong together -- as "one." Similarly, the angels know they were created by God through Christ (John 1:1-3; Colossians 1:16) and that God is the Father of "the whole family in heaven and earth" (Ephesians 3:15).



Revelation tells us that only ๐“๐–๐Ž ๐๐ž๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ฌโ€”God and the Lamb sit on the throne for all eternity:


Revelation 5:13

And every creature which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, I heard saying: "Blessing and honor and glory and power Be to Him who sits on the throne, And to the Lamb, forever and ever!"


Revelation 21:22

But I saw no temple in it, for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple.


Revelation 22:1

And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb.


You will find many statements such as the following (that say such as โ€œGod and His Sonโ€ but failing to mention the Holy Spirit)

โ€œNow the way seemed open for Satan to establish an independent kingdom, and to defy the authority OF GOD AND HIS SON.โ€ (Ellen G. White, Patriarchs and Prophets, page 331, โ€˜Satanโ€™s Enmity against the Lawโ€™)

This โ€˜omittingโ€™ of the Holy Spirit is in keeping with Scripture. Take for example the introductions in the epistles. Paul, in each of his introductions to his letters, only says โ€œfrom God the Father and from Jesus Christโ€ (or words that are very similar). Never does he say โ€˜from the Holy Spiritโ€™. For this there must be a very good reason.

He says such as

โ€œGrace be unto you, and peace, FROM GOD OUR FATHER, AND FROM THE LORD JESUS CHRIST.โ€ 1 Corinthians 1:3

This โ€˜omittingโ€™ of the Holy Spirit can be seen in the following introductions - Romans 1:7, 1 Corinthians 1:3, 2 Corinthians 1:2, Galatians 1:3, Ephesians 1:2, Philippians1:2, Colossians 1:2, 1 Thessalonians 1:1, 2 Thessalonians 1:2, 1 Timothy 1:2, 2 Timothy 1: 2, Titus 1:4 and Philemon 1:3. There are also other places in Paulโ€™s writings where he refers to the Father and the Son together but not the Holy Spirit (see 1 Corinthians 8;6. 2 Corinthians 11:30-31, Ephesians 6:23, Colossians 2:2, 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 etc).

In the introductions to their letters, James, Peter, Jude and John did exactly the same as Paul. They also said from God the Father and Jesus Christ but never included โ€˜from the Holy Spiritโ€™ (see James 1:1, 1 Peter 1:1-3, 2 Peter 1:1-2, Jude 1:1, 1 John 1:3).

This consistent omission, especially from these introductions, must be considered strong evidence that the Holy Spirit is not a person in the sense that God and Christ are persons. If the New Testament writers had believed that the Holy Spirit was a person in the same sense that God and Christ are persons, then surely they would have included Him in their introductions. What reason could they have for omitting Him?

As we can clearly see from the Scriptures, it was not just once or twice that the Bible writers omitted the Holy Spirit (from these introductions) but EVERY SINGLE TIME. As has been said already, there must have been a reason for this omission.

We could look at this in another way. This is that if God wanted us to think of the Holy Spirit as another person like Himself and Christ, then why didnโ€™t He have these writers say from the Father, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit?


The "trinity" doctrine, however, needlessly mystifies the concept of God. The Holy Spirit is not a separate, third person of the Godhead, but Godโ€™s Spirit and power by which God and Christ spoke through the holy prophets and apostles of old, thus inspiring the Bible to be written.


The Holy Spirit "spoke" through:


David (Acts 1:16, 20; II Samuel 23:1-2; Mark 12:36; I Samuel 16:13; Hebrews 3:7-8; 4:7),


Isaiah (Acts 28:25),


Jeremiah (Hebrews 10:15-17; Jeremiah 31:33-34),


Jesus (Luke 4:18-21; John 6:63; 14:10, 17, 26; Acts 1:1-2),


The Apostles (John 14:26; 16:13; Acts 1:8; 2:4-11; 4:8; 13:9; I Corinthians 2:9-14; 7:40; I Peter 1:12),


The Prophets (Acts 7:51-52; I Peter 1:10-11; II Peter 1:21; Micah 3:8; Zechariah 7:12; Nehemiah 9:30; Ezekiel 3:24; 8:3; 11:5; 37:1),


All Bible Writers (II Timothy 3:15-16),


Old Testament Patterns and Illustrations (Hebrews 9:8), and


Deacons (Acts 6:3, 5, 10; 8:29-39; 13:1-4).

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โ€‹The Holy Spirit can also "speak" through us today (Matthew 10:19-20; Mark 13:11; Luke 12:11-12). โ€‹

The Holy Spirit is the power (Acts 1:8; II Timothy 1:7) through which God writes His Laws on the hearts and in the minds of true Christians today (Hebrews 8:10; 10:16), imparting unto them His own character attributes and ability to comprehend the Scriptures (Romans 5:5; Galatians 5:22-23; I Corinthians 2:10-16; Daniel 12:4, 9-10; Revelation 22:6-11).


For the purpose of understanding, consider also that Satan has a spirit by which he influences human minds -- Ephesians 2:2-3 -- but that Satan's spirit is not a separate "person" from himself. A theologian referred to Satan's spirit as a "wavelength" by which he "broadcasts" thoughts, moods and feelings.


NO HUMAN BEING HAS EVER SEEN GOD THE FATHER*

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"No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared him."

(John 1:18)


"The Father . . . has testified of Me. You have neither heard His voice at any time, nor seen His form."

(John 5:37)


"Not that anyone has seen the Father, except He who is from God; He has seen the Father."

(John 6:46)


No one has seen God at any time."

(I John 4:12)


" . . . who alone has immortality, dwelling in unapproachable light, whom no man has seen or can see, to whom be honor and everlasting power. Amen." (I Timothy 6:16)


ONE TRUE GOD


โ€‹The following verses reflect the the First Commandment which states, "You shall have no other gods before Me" (Exodus 20:3). They were intended to show that the God of Israel is the one true God: โ€‹

"I am the First and I am the Last; Besides me there is no God. . . .


โ€‹"Is there a God besides Me? Indeed there is no other Rock; I know not one."

(Isaiah 44:6, 8)


"I am the Lord, and there is no other. There is no God besides Me. . . . there is none besides Me. I am the Lord, and there is no other. . . . "

(Isaiah 45:5-6)


There are many verses scattered throughout the book of Isaiah similar to the ones quoted above.

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Jesus said to His disciples, โ€‹

"If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; and from now on you know Him and have seen Him. . . .

โ€‹" . . . he who has seen Me has seen the Father. . . ."

(John 14:7, 9)


God and Christ are "one" (John 10:30; 17:22), similar to two human beings united in marriage are "one" (Genesis 2:24; Mark 10:8).

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God is the head of Christ; Christ is the head of every man; every man is the head of his wife; children should obey their parents (I Corinthians 11:3; Ephesians 5:21-33; 6:1-4; Colossians 3:18-21).


Christ sets a perfect example for the whole Family in heaven and earth (Ephesians 3:15) by obeying the Government of God over Him (Philippians 2:5-8; Hebrews 5:8-9). God the Father, in turn, has given Christ authority over the entire creation (Psalm 110:1; Matthew 28:18; I Corinthians 15:24-28; Ephesians 1:17-23; Philippians 2:9-11; Hebrews 1:13; 10:12-13; I Peter 3:22). Christ is God's supreme executor and gives charge to unfallen angels of His will over the entire universe (Hebrews 1:1-4) who soon shall restore God's Government over the earth (Psalms 96:13; 98:9; Daniel 2:44; 7:14; Luke 1:33; 19:14, 27; Acts 1:9-11; 3:18-21; Hebrews 2:5-9; Revelation 11:15; 19:15; 20:1-6; 22:20).

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God is love (I John 4:8). His Government produces organization, cooperation and unity. It was instituted for the purpose of serving the ones being governed (Ezekiel 34:23-24; Luke 22:25-27). God's intention is for every human family to be happy (Matthew 19:4-8), all parents serving their children in harmony, unity and teamwork (Psalms 127:3-5; 128:1-6; 133:1; Proverbs 31:10-31).


Satan rebelled against the Government of God (Revelation 12:7-9). God did not spare the angels that sinned (II Peter 2:4). He chastens (corrects, disciplines) every son He loves (Proverbs 3:11-12; Hebrews 12:6). God's Plan calls for the ultimate removal of sin from His creation (Matthew 25:41; I Corinthians 6:3; Revelation 20:10), but God has allowed Satan to deceive humanity for over 6,000 years (II Corinthians 4:3-6; Romans 8:20-22; Revelation 12:9; 20:1-3). That is why the truth about the nature of the Godhead is not generally understood in the world today (Matthew 11:25-27; Luke 10:21-24; John 15:21; 16:3).


๐’๐Ž๐ ๐š๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ซ๐ฆ๐ฌ ๐“๐–๐Ž ๐๐„๐ˆ๐๐†๐’ ๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐†๐จ๐๐ก๐ž๐š๐


โ€œOne God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.โ€ Ephesians 4:6


โ€œ๐“๐ก๐ž ๐ฆ๐š๐ง ๐‚๐ก๐ซ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ ๐‰๐ž๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐š๐ฌ ๐ง๐จ๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐‹๐จ๐ซ๐ ๐†๐จ๐ ๐€๐ฅ๐ฆ๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ๐ฒ,โ€

โ€” E.G. White, Manuscript 140, September 27, 1903


โ€œHe [Christ] was not the Father but in him dwelt all the fullness of the Godhead bodily,โ€

โ€” E.G. White, Letter 8a, July 7, 1890


โ€œGod is the Father of Christ; Christ is the Son of God. To Christ has been given an exalted position. He has been made equal with the Father. All the counsels of God are opened to His Son.โ€

โ€” EGW, Testimonies for the Church, vol. 8, p. 268.3


โ€œOnly one being in the universe besides the Father bears the name of God, and that is His Son, Jesus Christ.โ€

โ€” James Edson White, Coming King, p. 33


โ€œBut to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.โ€ 1 Corinthians 8:6


Self-Examination by God's Spirit:

Dear Reader--you've examined the proof and discovered the truth. You have two options: (1)To accept the Truth OR (2)To reject the Truth


Consider these closing Scriptures in relation to your decision:


{Pro 14:12 KJV} There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof [are] the ways of death.


{Act 17:11 KJV} These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.


{2Ti 2:15 KJV} Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.


{1Ti 4:1 KJV} Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;


{2Ti 4:3 KJV} For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;


{2Ti 4:4 KJV} And they shall turn away [their] ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.


And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. (John 17:3)


... truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ. (1 John 1:3)


{1Jo 2:22 KJV} Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.


{1Jo 2:23 KJV} Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: [(but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also].


{1Jo 4:3 KJV} And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that [spirit] of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.


{1Jo 4:9 KJV} In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.


{1Jo 4:14 KJV} And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son [to be] the Saviour of the world.


Elijah came near to all the people and said, โ€œ How long will you hesitate between two opinions? If the LORD is God, follow Him; but if Baal [false god], follow him.โ€ 1 Kings 18:21


that which we have seen and heard we declare to you, that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ. 1 John 1:3


But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.

John 20:31


For further study on this subject, see the following

link and additionally, multiple blogs on this site.


Three Persons, Two Beings


https://www.seventhdaypioneermission.com/post/three-persons-two-beings


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