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The Third Person of the Godhead

Updated: Nov 27

๐–๐ก๐จ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐“๐ก๐ข๐ซ๐ ๐๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐จ๐ง ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐†๐จ๐๐ก๐ž๐š๐ ?

The majority of Seventh-day Adventists and other Christians believe that the 'third person' of the Godhead is the third being of the trinity god. Adventists believe this because Ellen White talks about this 'third person' in her writings. They take a handful of Sister White's quotes and apply the trinity god to them, saying that Sister White became a trinitarian in her later life. So on this page, we are going to look deeper into this and find out exactly who this 'third person' is. First, let us look at some examples of Sister White's 'third person' quotes.

"Sin could be resisted and overcome only through the mighty agency of ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐“๐ก๐ข๐ซ๐ ๐๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐จ๐ง ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐†๐จ๐๐ก๐ž๐š๐."(E.White, Desire of Ages, p.671)

"He determined to give his representative, ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐“๐ก๐ข๐ซ๐ ๐๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐จ๐ง ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐†๐จ๐๐ก๐ž๐š๐."(E.White, The Watchman, Nov.28, 1905)

Now just looking at these quotes, you would think Sister White believed in the trinity right? I mean, she clearly says in the above quotes that the Holy Spirit is the 'Third Person' of the Godhead. But as good Adventists we don't just take little quotes like this on their own do we? We know very well, that context is king, and that we need to compare scripture with scripture, Spirit of Prophecy with Spirit of Prophecy, and Spirit of Prophecy with scripture. So let us first look at the context of the quote from Desire of Ages above:

"๐“๐ก๐ž ๐‡๐จ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐’๐ฉ๐ข๐ซ๐ข๐ญ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐‚๐ก๐ซ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ'๐ฌ ๐ซ๐ž๐ฉ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž, ๐›๐ฎ๐ญ ๐๐ข๐ฏ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐จ๐ง๐š๐ฅ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ก๐ฎ๐ฆ๐š๐ง๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ, ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ข๐ง๐๐ž๐ฉ๐ž๐ง๐๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ž๐จ๐Ÿ. Cumbered with humanity, Christ could not be in every place personally. Therefore it was for their interest that He should go to the Father, and send the Spirit to be His successor on earth. No one could then have any advantage because of his location or his personal contact with Christ. ๐๐ฒ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐’๐ฉ๐ข๐ซ๐ข๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐’๐š๐ฏ๐ข๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ would be accessible to all. In this sense ๐‡๐ž ๐ฐ๐จ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ ๐›๐ž ๐ง๐ž๐š๐ซ๐ž๐ซ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ฆ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ง ๐ข๐Ÿ ๐‡๐ž ๐ก๐š๐ ๐ง๐จ๐ญ ๐š๐ฌ๐œ๐ž๐ง๐๐ž๐ ๐จ๐ง ๐ก๐ข๐ ๐ก. 'He that loveth Me shall be loved of My Father, and I will love him, and ๐ฐ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ฆ๐š๐ง๐ข๐Ÿ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ ๐Œ๐ฒ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฅ๐Ÿ to him ... The Lord knows all about His faithful servants who for His sake are lying in prison or who are banished to lonely islands. ๐‡๐ž comforts them with ๐‡๐ข๐ฌ ๐จ๐ฐ๐ง ๐ฉ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ž๐ง๐œ๐ž. When for the truth's sake the believer stands at the bar of unrighteous tribunals, ๐‚๐ก๐ซ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ง๐๐ฌ ๐›๐ฒ ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐ฌ๐ข๐๐ž... The Holy Spirit was the highest of all gifts that He could solicit from His Father for the exaltation of His people ... Sin could be resisted and overcome only through the ๐ฆ๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ๐ฒ ๐š๐ ๐ž๐ง๐œ๐ฒ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐“๐ก๐ข๐ซ๐ ๐๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐จ๐ง ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐†๐จ๐๐ก๐ž๐š๐, who would come with no modified energy, but in the fullness of divine power ... ๐“๐ก๐ซ๐จ๐ฎ๐ ๐ก ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐’๐ฉ๐ข๐ซ๐ข๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐›๐ž๐ฅ๐ข๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ ๐›๐ž๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž๐ฌ ๐š ๐ฉ๐š๐ซ๐ญ๐š๐ค๐ž๐ซ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐๐ข๐ฏ๐ข๐ง๐ž ๐ง๐š๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž. ๐‚๐ก๐ซ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ก๐š๐ฌ ๐ ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž๐ง ๐‡๐ข๐ฌ ๐’๐ฉ๐ข๐ซ๐ข๐ญ ๐š๐ฌ ๐š ๐๐ข๐ฏ๐ข๐ง๐ž ๐ฉ๐จ๐ฐ๐ž๐ซ to overcome all hereditary and cultivated tendencies to evil, and to impress His own character upon His church."(E.White, Desire of Ages, p.669-672)

Isn't it interesting when you read the whole context, rather than just focus on one single line? So according to Sister White above, the 'third person' of the Godhead is actually Christ's Spirit. The Holy Spirit is 'Christ's representative, independent of Christ's humanity'. Through the Spirit, 'Christ would be near us', as ๐‡๐ž ๐ฐ๐จ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ '๐ฆ๐š๐ง๐ข๐Ÿ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ ๐‡๐ข๐ฆ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฅ๐Ÿ' to us, with โ€˜๐‡๐ข๐ฌ ๐จ๐ฐ๐ง ๐ฉ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ž๐ง๐œ๐ž'. So how can this be? Let us look at another quote from Sister White which ties in with the first part of the above text.

"Cumbered with humanity, Christ could not be in every place personally; therefore it was altogether for their advantage that He should leave them, go to His father, and send the Holy Spirit to be His successor on earth. ๐“๐ก๐ž ๐‡๐จ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐’๐ฉ๐ข๐ซ๐ข๐ญ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐‡๐ข๐ฆ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฅ๐Ÿ, ๐๐ข๐ฏ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐จ๐ง๐š๐ฅ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ก๐ฎ๐ฆ๐š๐ง๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ข๐ง๐๐ž๐ฉ๐ž๐ง๐๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ž๐จ๐Ÿ. ๐‡๐ž ๐ฐ๐จ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ ๐ซ๐ž๐ฉ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐‡๐ข๐ฆ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฅ๐Ÿ ๐š๐ฌ ๐ฉ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐ข๐ง ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐š๐œ๐ž๐ฌ ๐›๐ฒ ๐‡๐ข๐ฌ ๐‡๐จ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐’๐ฉ๐ข๐ซ๐ข๐ญ, ๐š๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐Ž๐ฆ๐ง๐ข๐ฉ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ž๐ง๐ญ."(E.G.White, Manuscript Releases, vol.14, p.23)

So what is Sister White saying here? She is saying that the Holy Spirit is Christ's own divine Spirit. But His Spirit works independently from His physical human being. And this is the 'Third Person' that Sister White speaks of. She is not saying that the 'Third Person' is the third being of the so called trinity. No. She is confirming that the 'Third Person of the Godhead' is Christ's own divine Spirit, which works independently of His physical human nature. Remember, Christ has TWO natures now. The divine nature and the human nature. So He has both a divine Spirit 'person' and a human nature 'person', with ๐‡๐ข๐ฌ ๐จ๐ฐ๐ง ๐๐ข๐ฏ๐ข๐ง๐ž ๐’๐ฉ๐ข๐ซ๐ข๐ญ ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐จ๐ง ๐›๐ž๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ 'third person.โ€™ Sister White talks of, not a third separate being from the Father and Son.

"They did not think that the subject of their conversation was walking by their side; ๐…๐Ž๐‘ ๐‚๐‡๐‘๐ˆ๐’๐“ ๐‘๐„๐…๐„๐‘๐‘๐„๐ƒ ๐“๐Ž ๐‡๐ˆ๐Œ๐’๐„๐‹๐… ๐€๐’ ๐“๐‡๐Ž๐”๐†๐‡ ๐‡๐„ ๐–๐„๐‘๐„ ๐€๐๐Ž๐“๐‡๐„๐‘ ๐๐„๐‘๐’๐Ž๐."(E.White, Desire of Ages, p.800)

Speaking of Pentecost, Sister White confirmed that it was "๐“๐ก๐ž ๐’๐ฉ๐ข๐ซ๐ข๐ญ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐‚๐ก๐ซ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ" which "animated the whole congregation."(Signs of the Times, Dec.1, 1898). And what was the reason that Christ took human nature? ... "Christ took human nature that men might be ๐จ๐ง๐ž ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐‡๐ข๐ฆ ๐š๐ฌ ๐‡๐ž ๐ข๐ฌ ๐จ๐ง๐ž ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก the Father, that God may love man as He loves His only-begotten Son, that men may be partakers of the divine nature, and be complete in Him. ๐“๐ก๐ž ๐‡๐จ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐’๐ฉ๐ข๐ซ๐ข๐ญ, ๐ฐ๐ก๐ข๐œ๐ก ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐œ๐ž๐ž๐๐ฌ ๐…๐‘๐Ž๐Œ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐จ๐ง๐ฅ๐ฒ-๐›๐ž๐ ๐จ๐ญ๐ญ๐ž๐ง ๐’๐จ๐ง ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐†๐จ๐, ๐›๐ข๐ง๐๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ก๐ฎ๐ฆ๐š๐ง ๐š๐ ๐ž๐ง๐ญ, ๐›๐จ๐๐ฒ, ๐ฌ๐จ๐ฎ๐ฅ, ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฌ๐ฉ๐ข๐ซ๐ข๐ญ, ๐ญ๐จ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐Ÿ๐ž๐œ๐ญ, ๐๐ข๐ฏ๐ข๐ง๐ž-๐ก๐ฎ๐ฆ๐š๐ง ๐ง๐š๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐‚๐ก๐ซ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ.". (E.G.White, Selected Messages 1, p.250) And how are we able to become 'one with Christ'? Through Christ's own divine Spirit, which is that 'third person'. And Ellen White regarded it as a 'Third Person', because Christ's Spirit works independently from His human nature. Let's look at some other Ellen White quotes to further support this.

"When trials overshadow the soul, remember the words of Christ, remember that ๐‡๐ž ๐ข๐ฌ ๐š๐ง ๐ฎ๐ง๐ฌ๐ž๐ž๐ง ๐ฉ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ž๐ง๐œ๐ž ๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐จ๐ง ๐จ๐Ÿ the Holy Spirit."(E.G. White, DG 185.2, 1897)

โ€œWhen the twelve were elected to the apostleship, they expected that Christ would give them preferments, but instead, He gave them commandments. ๐€๐ง๐ ๐‡๐ž ๐ ๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ฆ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐‡๐จ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐’๐ฉ๐ข๐ซ๐ข๐ญ, ๐‡๐ข๐ฌ ๐ฉ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ž๐ง๐œ๐ž, ๐š๐ฌ ๐š ๐‚๐จ๐ฆ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ, to abide with them and teach them. โ€˜Peace be unto you,โ€™ He said; โ€˜as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you. And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost.โ€™ [John 20:21, 22.] 17LtMs, Lt65, 1902.13

"๐–๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐‡๐ˆ๐’ ๐’๐ฉ๐ข๐ซ๐ข๐ญ, ๐‚๐‡๐‘๐ˆ๐’๐“ sends a reconciling influence and a power that takes away sin."(Ellen G. White, Review and Herald, May 19, 1904)

"The words that I speak unto you, they are ๐’๐ฉ๐ข๐ซ๐ข๐ญ, and they are life (John 6:57, 63). Christ is not here referring to His doctrine, but to ๐‡๐ˆ๐’ ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐จ๐ง, the divinity of His character."(E.G.White, 1 Selected Messages, p.249)

"It is not safe to catch the spirit from another. ๐–๐ž ๐ฐ๐š๐ง๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐‡๐จ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐’๐ฉ๐ข๐ซ๐ข๐ญ, ๐ฐ๐ก๐ข๐œ๐ก ๐ข๐ฌ ๐‰๐ž๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐‚๐ก๐ซ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ." (E.White, Letter 66, April 10, 1894, par.17-18)

"๐“๐ก๐ž ๐‡๐จ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐’๐ฉ๐ข๐ซ๐ข๐ญ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐’๐ฉ๐ข๐ซ๐ข๐ญ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐‚๐ก๐ซ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ, which is sent to all men to give them sufficiency, that through His grace we might be complete in Him."(E.G. White, 14 Manuscript Releases, p. 84)

How did Sister White describe the Heavenly Trio?

โ€œChrist gave his followers a positive promise that after his ascension he would send them his Spirit. โ€˜Go ye therefore,โ€™ he said, โ€˜and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father [๐š ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐จ๐ง๐š๐ฅ ๐†๐จ๐], and of the Son [๐š ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐จ๐ง๐š๐ฅ ๐๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐œ๐ž ๐š๐ง๐ ๐’๐š๐ฏ๐ข๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ], and of the Holy Ghost [๐ฌ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐ก๐ž๐š๐ฏ๐ž๐ง ๐ญ๐จ ๐ซ๐ž๐ฉ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐‚๐ก๐ซ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ]: teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you; and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world.โ€™โ€ RH October 26, 1897, par. 9 (brackets in original)

"They have one God and one Saviour; and ๐จ๐ง๐ž ๐’๐ฉ๐ข๐ซ๐ข๐ญ--๐“๐‡๐„ ๐’๐๐ˆ๐‘๐ˆ๐“ ๐Ž๐… ๐‚๐‡๐‘๐ˆ๐’๐“ --is to bring unity into their ranks."(E.G.White, Testimonies, Vol.9 p.189.3)

As stated at the top of this page, Ellen White stated that โ€œ๐’๐ข๐ง ๐œ๐จ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ ๐›๐ž ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž ๐จ๐ง๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ญ๐ก๐ซ๐จ๐ฎ๐ ๐ก ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฆ๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ๐ฒ ๐š๐ ๐ž๐ง๐œ๐ฒ ๐จ๐Ÿ the Third Person of the Godhead."(E.White, Desire of Ages, p.671). And who was the only one, according to Sister White's other writings who could overcome sin in us? She said ... โ€œ๐“๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ž ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ง๐จ ๐ฉ๐จ๐ฐ๐ž๐ซ ๐ข๐ง ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐š๐ฉ๐š๐ซ๐ญ ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐‚๐‡๐‘๐ˆ๐’๐“, but it is your privilege to have Christ abiding in your heart by faith, and ๐‡๐„ ๐œ๐š๐ง ๐Ž๐•๐„๐‘๐‚๐Ž๐Œ๐„ ๐’๐ˆ๐ ๐ข๐ง ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ, when you cooperate with His efforts."(Ellen G. White, Our High Calling, 76.5). She also stated that "With ๐‡๐ˆ๐’ ๐’๐ฉ๐ข๐ซ๐ข๐ญ, ๐‚๐‡๐‘๐ˆ๐’๐“ sends a reconciling influence and ๐š ๐ฉ๐จ๐ฐ๐ž๐ซ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ญ๐š๐ค๐ž๐ฌ ๐š๐ฐ๐š๐ฒ ๐ฌ๐ข๐ง." (Ellen G. White, Review and Herald, May 19, 1904). So what is that 'only power' through which sin can be resisted and overcome? It is the 'Spirit of Christ', not some other 'third being'.

This is why in John 14:18, Jesus told the disciples that ๐‡๐„ would come to us as the Comforter, and in Matthew 28:20 that ๐‡๐„ would be with us always, even unto the end of the age. It is because Christ 'imbues us with ๐‡๐ข๐ฌ ๐จ๐ฐ๐ง ๐’๐ฉ๐ข๐ซ๐ข๐ญ' (E.White, Bible Echo, Sept.18, 1899). And who are we 'grieving' with our constant sins? We are "grieving the pure, ๐ก๐จ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐’๐ฉ๐ข๐ซ๐ข๐ญ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐‚๐ก๐ซ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ with our defiling sins."(E.White, The Review and Herald, July 5, 1898 par. 7)

Does the Bible support this fact that the Holy Spirit is in fact the Spirit of Christ Himself? Yes! Take a look at the following Bible verses concerning this.

Revelation 5:6 ...'And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood ๐š ๐‹๐š๐ฆ๐› ๐š๐ฌ ๐ข๐ญ ๐ก๐š๐ ๐›๐ž๐ž๐ง ๐ฌ๐ฅ๐š๐ข๐ง, ๐‡๐€๐•๐ˆ๐๐† ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ง ๐ก๐จ๐ซ๐ง๐ฌ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ง ๐ž๐ฒ๐ž๐ฌ, ๐ฐ๐ก๐ข๐œ๐ก ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ง ๐’๐ฉ๐ข๐ซ๐ข๐ญ๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐†๐จ๐ ๐ฌ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐ก ๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐จ ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ž๐š๐ซ๐ญ๐ก.'

John 14:18-20 ... โ€˜๐ˆ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ง๐จ๐ญ ๐ฅ๐ž๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐ฅ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ: ๐ˆ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ. Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also. At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and ๐ˆ ๐ข๐ง ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ.'

Matthew 18:20 ...'For where two or three are gathered together in my name, ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ž ๐š๐ฆ ๐ˆ ๐ˆ๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฆ๐ข๐๐ฌ๐ญ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ฆ.'

Acts 2:32-33 ... '๐“๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐‰๐ž๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ฌ hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses. Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ซ๐ž๐œ๐ž๐ข๐ฏ๐ž๐ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐…๐š๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ๐ข๐ฌ๐ž ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐‡๐จ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐†๐ก๐จ๐ฌ๐ญ, ๐ก๐ž ๐ก๐š๐ญ๐ก ๐ฌ๐ก๐ž๐ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐ก ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ, which ye now see and hear.'

Galatians 4:6 ...'And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐’๐ฉ๐ข๐ซ๐ข๐ญ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐’๐จ๐ง ๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐จ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ก๐ž๐š๐ซ๐ญ๐ฌ, crying, Abba, Father.'

2 Corinthians 3:17 ...'Now ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐‹๐จ๐ซ๐ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐’๐ฉ๐ข๐ซ๐ข๐ญ: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.'

Philippians 1:19 ...'For I know that this shall turn to my salvation through your prayer, and the supply of ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐’๐ฉ๐ข๐ซ๐ข๐ญ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐‰๐ž๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐‚๐ก๐ซ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ.'

So as you can see, the Bible also clearly supports the fact that ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐‡๐จ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐’๐ฉ๐ข๐ซ๐ข๐ญ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ข๐ง ๐Ÿ๐š๐œ๐ญ ๐‰๐ž๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐‚๐ก๐ซ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ ๐‡๐ข๐ฆ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฅ๐Ÿ, through His own divine Spirit, which Ellen White confirms works 'independently' from His human nature, as the 'Third Person'. And anyone with eyes to see and a heart to receive the truth will see this.

"๐“๐ก๐ž ๐’๐š๐ฏ๐ข๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐‚๐จ๐ฆ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ. ๐“๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐ˆ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ ๐‡๐ข๐ฆ ๐ญ๐จ ๐›๐ž."(๐„.๐–๐ก๐ข๐ญ๐ž, ๐Ÿ–๐Œ๐‘ ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ—)

"๐“๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ž ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ง๐จ ๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐ฅ๐ข๐ค๐ž ๐‚๐ก๐ซ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ, so tender and so true. He is touched with the feeling of our infirmities. ๐‡๐ข๐ฌ ๐’๐ฉ๐ข๐ซ๐ข๐ญ speaks to the heart."(E.White, Review and Herald, Oct.26, 1897)

"Let them study the seventeenth of John, and learn how to pray and how to live the prayer of Christ. ๐‡๐ž ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐‚๐จ๐ฆ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ. He will abide in their hearts, making their joy full."(Ellen G. White, Review and Herald, January 27, 1903)

"While Jesus ministers in the sanctuary above, ๐‡๐ž ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐›๐ฒ ๐‡๐ข๐ฌ ๐’๐ฉ๐ข๐ซ๐ข๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฆ๐ข๐ง๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐œ๐ก๐ฎ๐ซ๐œ๐ก ๐จ๐ง ๐ž๐š๐ซ๐ญ๐ก. He is withdrawn from the eye of sense, but His parting promise is fulfilled, 'Lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world'."(E.White, Desire of Ages, p.166)

"Christ tells us that the Holy Spirit is the Comforter, and the Comforter is the Holy Ghost, 'the Spirit of truth, which the Father shall send in My name.' 'I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter, that He may abide with you for ever; even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth Him not, neither knoweth Him: but ye know Him, for He dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.' [John 14:16, 17]. ๐“๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐ซ๐ž๐Ÿ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐จ๐ฆ๐ง๐ข๐ฉ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ž๐ง๐œ๐ž ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐’๐ฉ๐ข๐ซ๐ข๐ญ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐‚๐ก๐ซ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ, ๐œ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ž๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐‚๐จ๐ฆ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ."(E.White, Manuscript Releases 14, p.179)

So when Sister White says "the Holy Spirit is a personโ€ and "The Holy Spirit has a personality, else He could not bear witness to our spirits."(MR, vol.20, par.68). She is clearly talking about the divine Spirit person of Christ, as we have clearly shown above. She also said ... "we need to realize that the Holy Spirit, who is as much a person as God is a person, ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐š๐ฅ๐ค๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐ก๐ซ๐จ๐ฎ๐ ๐ก ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ฌ๐ž ๐ ๐ซ๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐๐ฌ."(MR, vol.7, par.299). Well, who is the one 'walking this earth with us'?

"๐‚๐‡๐‘๐ˆ๐’๐“ ๐–๐€๐‹๐Š๐’ ๐”๐๐’๐„๐„๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ซ๐จ๐ฎ๐ ๐ก ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐ž๐ž๐ญ๐ฌ.

With messages of mercy He comes to our homes."(Ellen G. White, The Ministry of Healing, p. 107)

"How few realize that ๐‰๐„๐’๐”๐’, ๐”๐๐’๐„๐„๐, ๐ข๐ฌ ๐–๐€๐‹๐Š๐ˆ๐๐† ๐›๐ฒ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ข๐ซ ๐ฌ๐ข๐๐ž! How ashamed many would be to hear His voice speaking to them, and to know that He heard all their foolish, common talk!"(Ellen G. White, 14 MR 125.3)

Who is the 'Holy Spirit PERSON' who is 'walking by our side'? It is the Spirit of Jesus Christ! Who is it that gives us light and teaches us God's truth? It is Jesus, look:

"Those who were bowed before the throne would offer up their prayers and look to Jesus; then He would look to His Father, and appear to be pleading with Him. A light would come from the Father ๐ญ๐จ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐’๐จ๐ง, ๐š๐ง๐ ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐’๐จ๐ง to the praying company. Then I saw an exceeding bright light come from the Father ๐ญ๐จ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐’๐จ๐ง, ๐š๐ง๐ ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐’๐จ๐ง ๐ข๐ญ ๐ฐ๐š๐ฏ๐ž๐ ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฉ๐ž๐จ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ž before the throne."(E.White, Early Writings, p.55)

There is no 'third being' involved. This light and power of the Holy Spirit comes from God the Father to His Son Jesus, ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ง ๐…๐‘๐Ž๐Œ ๐‰๐„๐’๐”๐’ ๐ƒ๐ˆ๐‘๐„๐‚๐“๐‹๐˜ ๐“๐Ž ๐”๐’, ๐›๐ฒ ๐‡๐ข๐ฌ ๐จ๐ฐ๐ง ๐’๐ฉ๐ข๐ซ๐ข๐ญ. This is the truth friends!

๐“๐ฐ๐จ ๐๐ž๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ฌ

Paul & the apostles are clear in their introductions to their Letters & epistles. They state โ€œfrom God the Father and from Jesus Christโ€ (or words that are very similar). Never do they say โ€˜from the Holy Spiritโ€™. For this, there must be a very good reason.

(1 John 1:3-That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and ๐ญ๐ซ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐Ÿ๐ž๐ฅ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฐ๐ฌ๐ก๐ข๐ฉ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.)

Each Letter/Epistle addressed to the saints only mentions Father and Son:

{Rom 1:7 KJV} To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called [to be] saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.

{1Co 1:3 KJV} Grace [be] unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and [from] the Lord Jesus Christ.

{2Co 1:2 KJV} Grace [be] to you and peace from God our Father, and [from] the Lord Jesus Christ.

{2Co 1:3 KJV} Blessed [be] God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;

{Gal 1:1 KJV} Paul, an apostle, (not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead;)

{Gal 1:3 KJV} Grace [be] to you and peace from God the Father, and [from] our Lord Jesus Christ,

{Eph 1:1 KJV} Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus:

{Eph 1:2 KJV} Grace [be] to you, and peace, from God our Father, and [from] the Lord Jesus Christ.

{Eph 1:3 KJV} Blessed [be] the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly [places] in Christ:

{Phl 1:2 KJV} Grace [be] unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and [from] the Lord Jesus Christ.

{Col 1:2 KJV} To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ which are at Colosse: Grace [be] unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

{Col 1:3 KJV} We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you,

{1Th 1:1 KJV} Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, unto the church of the Thessalonians [which is] in God the Father and [in] the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace [be] unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.

{1Th 1:3 KJV} Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father;

{2Th 1:1 KJV} Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, unto the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ:

{2Th 1:2 KJV} Grace unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

{1Ti 1:1 KJV} Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, [which is] our hope;

{1Ti 1:2 KJV} Unto Timothy, [my] own son in the faith: Grace, mercy, [and] peace, from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord.

{2Ti 1:2 KJV} To Timothy, [my] dearly beloved son: Grace, mercy, [and] peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

{2Ti 4:1 KJV} I charge [thee] therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;

{Tit 1:4 KJV} To Titus, [mine] own son after the common faith: Grace, mercy, [and] peace, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour.

{Phm 1:3 KJV} Grace to you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

{Heb 1:2 KJV} Hath in these last days spoken unto us by [his] Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;

{Heb 1:3 KJV} 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;

{Heb 1:6 KJV} And again, when he bringeth in the first-begotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him.

{Jas 1:1 KJV} James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting.

{1Pe 1:3 KJV} Blessed [be] the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

{2Pe 1:1 KJV} Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ:

{2Pe 1:2 KJV} Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,

{1Jo 1:3 KJV} That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship [is] with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.

{2Jo 1:3 KJV} Grace be with you, mercy, [and] peace, from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.

{Jde 1:1 KJV} Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them that are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ, [and] called:

{Rev 1:6 KJV} And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him [be] glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

Not three thrones but only one throne is stated in Revelation: See 3:21; 5:13; 21:22; 22:1-5

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!

DOES IT REALLY MATTER?

So the next thing that Adventist trinitarians say when they are backed into a corner and their trinity teaching is exposed, is 'Well, does it really matter whether I believe the Holy Spirit is Christ or another being'? And the short answer to that is a resounding YES! It does matter! You see, Satan is trying to remove Christ from the minds and lives of God's people, so that they never gain the victory over sin. Look at what Sister White said.

Speaking of Satan, Ellen White says ... "He has sought to ๐ฌ๐ก๐ฎ๐ญ ๐‰๐ž๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ข๐ซ ๐ฏ๐ข๐ž๐ฐ ๐š๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐‚๐จ๐ฆ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ, as one who reproves, who warns, who admonishes them, saying, 'This is the way, walk ye in it."(E.White, RH, August 26, 1890)

You see, Christ is the only one who lived perfectly as a human and knows what it takes to gain victory over every temptation and sin. So if Satan can remove Christ from our view as being our Comforter, then he can remove ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐Ž๐๐‹๐˜ ๐ฉ๐จ๐ฐ๐ž๐ซ that can overcome sin in us. If we keep Christ in heaven in our minds and replace Him with 'another' who has never lived as a human, then this will weaken our walk. And this is exactly why the majority of professed Christians are still living in sin. Because they have allowed Satan to remove Christ from their view as the Comforter. The Spirit of Christ is waiting to empower us and help us live victorious lives. But if we turn from Christ's Spirit and look to 'another', then we will never receive the full power of God's Spirit and never be able to replicate the character of Christ in our lives.

This is so important friend. It is Christ who 'dwells in our hearts' (Ephesians 3:17). It is Christ who lives in us (Galatians 2:20). It is Christ in us, that 'Spirit' which gives us life (Romans 8:10-11). And as Paul confirmed in Galatians 4:6, God was to send the Spirit of HIS SON to us, not some other third being. Which is why Paul also said in 2 Corinthians 3:17, that the LORD [Christ] is that Spirit.

Romans 8:9 ...'But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. ๐๐จ๐ฐ ๐ข๐Ÿ ๐š๐ง๐ฒ ๐ฆ๐š๐ง ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐ง๐จ๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐’๐ฉ๐ข๐ซ๐ข๐ญ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐‚๐ก๐ซ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ, ๐ก๐ž ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ง๐จ๐ง๐ž ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ.'

๐ˆ๐ญ'๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ข๐ฆ๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฌ๐ž๐ž๐ค ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ญ๐ซ๐ฎ๐ญ๐ก ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ง๐๐ฌ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ง ๐š๐ฐ๐š๐ฒ ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐š๐ฅ๐ฌ๐ž ๐ ๐จ๐ ๐œ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ž๐ '๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ญ๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ'.

It's no wonder that the churches today have no power, ๐ฐ๐ก๐ž๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ฒ ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ง๐ข๐ง๐  ๐š๐ฐ๐š๐ฒ ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐จ๐ง๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ฉ๐จ๐ฐ๐ž๐ซ that can give us help to 'do all things' (Philippians 4:13), and ๐ซ๐ž๐ฉ๐ฅ๐š๐œ๐ข๐ง๐  the Spirit of Christ with '๐š๐ง๐จ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ'. Satan has always sought to take Christ's place, and he is doing just that in the hearts and minds of many of God's people today!


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