The Truth Doesn’t Change Just Because You Don’t Want To Hear it
𝐒𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐒𝐜𝐫𝐢𝐩𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞 & 𝐒𝐎𝐏 𝐪𝐮𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐬 𝐫𝐞𝐠𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐇𝐨𝐥𝐲 𝐒𝐩𝐢𝐫𝐢𝐭, 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐦𝐚𝐲 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐛𝐞 𝐰𝐞𝐥𝐥 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮!
𝐀 𝐒𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐡-𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐀𝐝𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐬𝐭 𝐦𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫’𝐬 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭: “𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐦𝐲 𝐩𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐫 𝐬𝐚𝐢𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐢𝐬 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐩𝐢𝐫𝐢𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭”
And Jesus said He would give us the Comforter. What is the Comforter? It is the Holy Spirit of God. What is the Holy Spirit? It is the representative of Jesus Christ, it is our Advocate that 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐬 𝐛𝐲 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞 and places our petitions before the Father all fragrant with His merits. There He accepts the petition of the humblest saint. He doesn't ask you how much money you have, or how heavy you are loaded with property, but the very humblest saint that brings his petition to God, and [his] thank offering is made fragrant with the riches of His grace, and the Father accepts it as your offering, and the blessing comes to you, grace for grace.
RC 285.4; 9Lt Ms, Ms43, 1894.31
“Greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.” He would intercede for them, and would send them his own representative, the Holy Spirit, who would attend them in their work. This representative would not appear in 𝐡𝐮𝐦𝐚𝐧 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦, but by faith would be seen and recognized by all who should believe in Christ.
RH Oct. 26, 1897.3; 12MR 259.3
The Lord Jesus acts through the Holy Spirit; for it is His representative. Through it He infuses spiritual life into the soul, quickening its energies for good, cleansing it from moral defilement, and giving it a fitness for His kingdom. Jesus has large blessings to bestow, rich gifts to distribute among men. 𝐇𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 wonderful 𝐂𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐨𝐫, infinite in wisdom and strength; and if we will acknowledge the power of His Spirit, and submit to be molded by it, we shall stand complete in Him. What a thought is this! In Christ “dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in Him.” Never will the human heart know happiness until it is submitted to be molded by the Spirit of God. The Spirit conforms the renewed soul to the model, Jesus Christ. Through the influence of the Spirit, enmity against God is changed into faith and love, and pride into humility. The soul perceives the beauty of truth, and Christ is honored in excellence and perfection of character. As these changes are effected, angels break out in rapturous song, and God and Christ rejoice over souls fashioned after the divine similitude....
The Holy Spirit comes to the world as Christ's representative. It not only speaks the truth, but It is the truth— 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐚𝐢𝐭𝐡𝐟𝐮𝐥 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬. It is the great Searcher of hearts and is acquainted with the characters of all. CT 68.1;
 "And to the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write, 'These things says the Amen, 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐚𝐢𝐭𝐡𝐟𝐮𝐥 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬, the Beginning of the creation of God:
The Holy Spirit is the breath of spiritual life in the soul. 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐩𝐢𝐫𝐢𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭. It imbues the receiver with the attributes of Christ. Only those who are thus taught of God, those who possess the inward working of the Spirit, and in whose life the Christ-life is manifested, are to stand as representative men, to minister in behalf of the church.—The Desire of Ages, 805; CHS 254.4
In His work on earth, Christ lifts the veil that conceals the invisible world from our view, and reveals the power that is constantly exercised for our good. The same ministry which He performed on earth was continued after His ascension to heaven. Through His representative, the Holy Spirit, 𝐆𝐨𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭 still ministers to the children of men. 2MR 43.4
Three and a half years of public ministry was all that the world could bear of the Son of God. Then they crucified Him. The heavenly vine was taken and transplanted on the other side of the wall. But 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐥𝐲 𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡𝐬 𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐚𝐥𝐥. 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐮𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐫𝐞𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞, 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐇𝐨𝐥𝐲 𝐒𝐩𝐢𝐫𝐢𝐭. 𝐓𝐡𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐦𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐮𝐦 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐢𝐬 𝐤𝐞𝐩𝐭 𝐮𝐩 between heaven and earth, between God and man. And we must be careful not to destroy this communication, lest we be overcome.
EA 154.3 (Experiences in Australia)
The same thing that was spoken to them is spoken to us, for the Word is a living Word. 𝐍𝐨𝐰 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞, 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐝𝐨𝐞𝐬 𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐡𝐨𝐰 𝐝𝐨𝐞𝐬 𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐮𝐬 𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐨𝐫𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐬𝐞? - 𝐁𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐩𝐢𝐫𝐢𝐭. Christ’s promise to send the Holy Spirit was his proof of the statement that he would not leave us lone orphans, but would come to us. The Spirit, then, is Christ’s representative on earth, and Christ comes and dwells in us by the Spirit. So he says, he shall take of mine, and show them to you. We are well provided with comfort. We have a Comforter with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; that assures an open communication at the end of the line; and we have also “𝐚𝐧𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐞𝐫” with us, to abide with us forever, so that the communication is open all along the line. “For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.” The Spirit dwelling in us brings Christ himself to dwell in us; and he in whom Christ dwells by the Spirit, is armed with the same mind that Christ was, is he not?
GCDB March 2, 1897, page 211.4
The work of the Holy Spirit is immeasurably great. It is from this source that power and efficiency come to the worker for God; and 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐇𝐨𝐥𝐲 𝐒𝐩𝐢𝐫𝐢𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐞𝐫, 𝐚𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐨𝐮𝐥. He who looks to Christ in simple, childlike faith, is made a partaker of the divine nature through the agency of the Holy Spirit. When led by the Spirit of God, the Christian may know that he is made complete in Him who is the head of all things. As Christ was glorified on the day of Pentecost, so will He again be glorified in the closing work of the gospel, when He shall prepare a people to stand the final test, in the closing conflict of the great controversy.—RH, November 29, 1892; PCL 304.1
𝐆𝐨𝐝 𝐚𝐥𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐛𝐞𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠. At the earliest epoch when a beginning could be, - a period so remote that to finite minds it is essentially eternity, - appeared the Word. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” John 1:1. This uncreated Word was the Being, who, in the fulness of time, was made flesh, and dwelt among us. His beginning was not like that of any other being in the universe. It is set forth in the mysterious expressions, “his [God’s] only begotten Son” (John 3:16; 1 John 4:9), “the only begotten of the Father” (John 1:14), and, “I proceeded forth and came from God.” John 8:42.
𝐓𝐡𝐮𝐬 𝐢𝐭 𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐛𝐲 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐝𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐮𝐥𝐬𝐞 𝐨𝐫 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐜𝐞𝐬𝐬, 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧, 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰𝐧 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐲 𝐭𝐨 𝐎𝐦𝐧𝐢𝐬𝐜𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐲 𝐭𝐨 𝐎𝐦𝐧𝐢𝐩𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞, 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐆𝐨𝐝 𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐝. 𝐀𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐇𝐨𝐥𝐲 𝐒𝐩𝐢𝐫𝐢𝐭 (𝐛𝐲 𝐚𝐧 𝐢𝐧𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐦𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐬𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐝 .. 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐇𝐨𝐥𝐲 𝐆𝐡𝐨𝐬𝐭”), 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐩𝐢𝐫𝐢𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐆𝐨𝐝, 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐩𝐢𝐫𝐢𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭, 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐝𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐚𝐟𝐟𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐮𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐦𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐮𝐦 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐫 𝐩𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐫, 𝐫𝐞𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐦 𝐛𝐨𝐭𝐡 (𝐏𝐬𝐚𝐥𝐦 𝟏𝟑𝟗:𝟕), 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐞𝐱𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐚𝐥𝐬𝐨. LUJ 10.1
The Spirit is the representative of Christ.
𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐩𝐢𝐫𝐢𝐭 𝐝𝐰𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐧 𝐦𝐞𝐧 𝐢𝐬 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭 𝐢𝐧 𝐦𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐡𝐨𝐩𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐠𝐥𝐨𝐫𝐲. 𝐀𝐧𝐝 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭 𝐢𝐧 𝐦𝐞𝐧, 𝐢𝐬 𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐩𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐫 𝐢𝐧 𝐦𝐞𝐧 𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐦 𝐧𝐞𝐰 𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞𝐬.
The Spirit is given “according to the riches of His glory,” and that is the measure of the power by which we are to be strengthened. So the riches of the glory of the inheritance, made known through the Spirit, is nothing less than the power by which God will create all things new by Jesus Christ, as in the beginning, and by which He will create man anew, so that he may be fitted for that glorious inheritance. Thus it is that when the Spirit is given in the fullest measure, those to whom He is given taste “the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come.” EVCO 36.3
(The Everlasting Covenant)
And this Comforter is ours if we sin. He “comforteth us in all our tribulation.” But sin is the greatest trouble, being the source of all the trouble on the earth. It was sin that “brought death into the world, and all our woe.” So if we sin,-and “all have sinned,”-He is ready with His comfort. We cannot see Him, but “the only begotten Son which is in the bosom of the Father, 𝐇𝐞 𝐡𝐚𝐭𝐡 𝐝𝐞𝐜𝐥𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐇𝐢𝐦” 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐇𝐨𝐥𝐲 𝐒𝐩𝐢𝐫𝐢𝐭 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐛𝐨𝐭𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐅𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐨𝐧,-“𝐚𝐧𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐞𝐫.”
PTUK Nov. 2, 1893 page 486.4
“But if the Spirit of Him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, He that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by is Spirit that dwelleth in you” (Romans 8:11). O how precious are these words to every bereaved soul! 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐆𝐮𝐢𝐝𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐞𝐫, 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐬 𝐮𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐛𝐮𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬.
2SM 270.3 (Rom. 8:11)
“And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost: Whosesoever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whosesoever sins ye retain, they are retained.” The more abundant impartation of the Holy Spirit did not take place until after Christ's ascension. 𝐁𝐮𝐭 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭 𝐛𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐝 𝐇𝐢𝐬 𝐒𝐩𝐢𝐫𝐢𝐭 𝐮𝐩𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐦 to impress them with the fact that without the Holy Spirit they could not fulfill their official duties in connection with the church. HLV 535.3
𝐈𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐇𝐨𝐥𝐲 𝐒𝐩𝐢𝐫𝐢𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐩𝐢𝐫𝐢𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐆𝐨𝐝 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭 𝐝𝐢𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐬?
Who did Ellen White say is the 3rd Person?
In the 100,000 pages Ellen White wrote, she called the Holy Spirit the “third person” in four quotes and called the Holy Spirit a “person” twice. This is unfortunate as it has caused many to wrongly conclude that she was a Trinitarian.
Ellen White taught that the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Christ, and so it was actually the Spirit of Christ she called a person. Now do not get confused by this next statement.
Ellen White revealed “3 PERSONS,” but only “2 BEINGS.”
Did you get that? Are you confused? Because there is no need to be. There is no confusion once you know what else she wrote and taught in regards to the Holy Spirit.
Do not miss this next extremely important point. Ellen White demonstrated a distinction between the words “PERSON” and “BEING.” While she speaks of three “persons” or “personalities” and “powers”, she consistently identifies “ONLY” two beings -- the Father and His Son.
So the words “PERSON” and “BEING” have different meanings to Ellen White. If you miss this you could end up thinking the Holy Spirit is another “BEING” as the Catholic Church made up over 200 years after the Bible was written and hence could never have come from the Bible anyway.
Since the Holy Spirit is the “third person,” then whoever Ellen White says is the Holy Spirit has to be the “third person.” So who is the “third person” according to Ellen White? Who did she say is the Holy Spirit?
“The HOLY SPIRIT is the SPIRIT of CHRIST; it is His representative.” — (Ellen G. White, 13MR 313.3, 1895)
“CHRIST has left HIS HOLY SPIRIT to be HIS representative in the world,” — (Ellen G. White, Lt84, October 22, 1895)
“The HOLY SPIRIT is the SPIRIT of CHRIST, which is sent to all men to give them sufficiency,” — (E.G. White, 14MR 84.3)
“We want the HOLY SPIRIT, which is JESUS CHRIST.” — (Ellen G. White, Lt66, April 10, 1894)
“but it is the leaven of the SPIRIT of JESUS CHRIST, which is sent down from heaven, called the HOLY GHOST,” — (Ellen G. White, Ms36-1891)
As you can see the “third PERSON” is not a “third BEING” but the Spirit of Christ, and hence the Spirit of Christ is the “third person” by her terminology. The quote further below also verifies the above information conclusively.
Note that the trinity doctrine teaches three gods as follows:
3rd Holy Spirit
But since Ellen White states the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Christ, she taught:
3rd Holy Spirit of Christ
And so the following quote on its own confirms this conclusively. If you can count to three then you should have no trouble verifying who the third person is. ONE + ONE + ONE = “the Spirit of Christ.”
“They have ONE God and ONE Saviour; and ONE Spirit--the Spirit of Christ--is to bring unity into their ranks.” — (Ellen G. White, 9T 189.3, 1909)
This Scripture has been given me for you. Read it carefully, as you never read it before. It is full of instruction. Christ dwelling in our hearts by faith means the contemplation of Christ, beholding Christ, ever cherishing the dear Saviour as our very best and honored Friend, so that we would not in any action grieve and offend Him. We have always this promise to comfort and help us, “For by grace are ye saved, through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God.” [Verse 8.] (11Lt Ms 40, 1896.1)
"Finally, we know the Divine unity of the Father and the Son from the fact that both have the same Spirit". Paul, after saying that they are in the flesh cannot please God, continues: “But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you, now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of His.” Romans 8:9. Here we find that the Holy Spirit is both the Spirit of God and the Spirit of Christ. Christ “is in the bosom of the Father;” being by nature of the very substance of God, and having life in Himself, He is properly called Jehovah, the self-existent One, and is thus styled in Jeremiah 23:56, where it is said that the righteous Branch, who shall execute judgment and justice in the earth, shall be known by the name of Jehovah-tsidkenu-THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.
(PTUK -Jan.9, 1896. p.19.1) Vol.12
God 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. (CCH 76.5)
But why did Ellen White frequently call the Holy Spirit the Spirit of Christ when the Holy Spirit is also called the Spirit of God or the Spirit of the Father?
Because the Holy Spirit is the mind, power and personal presence of the very life of God that the Father sends through His Son to us. This is not a separate person of the Godhead who is being sent, it is the very life of God coming to us through His beloved Son. But again, how can this be?
Ephesians 4:4 says there is “one Spirit.” And yet the Bible speaks about the “Spirit of God” and the “Spirit of Christ”, which involves “two” Divine beings. If the Father has a Holy Spirit, the Son must too. So how then is there only one Spirit?
Paul explains in Romans 8:9 where he uses the terms Spirit of God and Spirit of Christ interchangeably. Being indoctrinated with a lie most people miss this and more. Note that Ellen White endorsed the following works by Waggoner and Romans 8:9 is quoted. “Finally, we know the Divine unity of the Father and the Son from the fact that both have the same Spirit. Paul, after saying that they that are in the flesh cannot please God, continues: “But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.” Rom. 8:9. Here we find that the Holy Spirit is both the Spirit of God and the Spirit of Christ.” — (E.J. Waggoner, CAHR, p. 23, 1890)
"I will not leave you comfortless; I will come to you." The divine Spirit that the world's Redeemer promised to send, is the presence and power of God. He will not leave his people in the world destitute of his grace, to be buffeted by the enemy of God, and harassed by the oppression of the world; but he will come to them. The world cannot see the truth; they know not the Father or the Son, but it is only because they do not desire to know God, they do not wish to look upon Jesus, to see his goodness, his love, his heavenly attractions.ST November 23, 1891, par. 1
Since the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of the Father and Son, who do we have in us by the Holy Spirit? The Father and Son!
“BY the SPIRIT the FATHER and the SON will come and make their abode with you.” — (Ellen G. White, The Bible Echo, January 15, 1893)
So why is the Holy Spirit both the Spirit of God and the Spirit of Christ?
Because Christ inherited everything from His Father including His life. “For as the Father has life in himself; so has he given to the Son to have life in himself.” John 5:26
As Ellen White said, “All things Christ received from God, but He took to give.” — (Ellen G. White, Desire of Ages, p. 21)
And so God gave not only His self-existent LIFE but also HIS SPIRIT as the Father gave “all things” to His Son.
“The Father gave HIS Spirit without measure to HIS Son,” — (Ellen G. White, RH, November 5, 1908)
And so the Father and Son are one in Spirit and share the same Spirit.
“They were two, yet little short of being identical; two in individuality, yet one in spirit, and heart, and character.” — (Ellen G. White, Youth's Instructor, December 16, 1897)
The Holy Spirit is therefore not another being but the very presence of God Himself coming to us through His Son.
“The Father gave HIS Spirit without measure to HIS Son,” — (Ellen G. White, RH, November 5, 1908) said, the Spirit of God comes to us through His only begotten Son and why the Holy Spirit can rightfully be called the Spirit of Christ.This Scripture has been given me for you. Read it carefully, as you never read it before. It is full of instruction. Christ dwelling in our hearts by faith means the contemplation of Christ, beholding Christ, ever cherishing the dear Saviour as our very best and honored Friend, so that we would not in any action grieve and offend Him. We have always this promise to comfort and help us, “For by grace are ye saved, through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God.” [Verse 8.] (11Lt Ms 40, 1896.1)
And so from the above two quotes we find another reason Ellen White called the Spirit of Christ a person which is because Christ's Spirit can function independently of Himself. Do not miss that Christ's very own Spirit represents Himself. Thus it is like His Spirit in you is “another” person with a separate “personality” even though it is Christ Himself by HIS Spirit. And so we know that word “PERSON” in this context has a different meaning to her.
Speaking of “another,” John 14:16-28 tells us many times who the Comforter is, but the moment Jesus says “another Comforter,” most become blind to the fact He is referring to Himself despite His clear words that follow. The Greek word for another is “allos,” which means another of the same kind and hence means another as the same kind as Christ. Jesus was present with His disciples in physical form but after His ascension He comes back in another form, that is, by His Spirit. Hence the “another” is His Spirit. Since Christ's Spirit can function independently of Himself, it is like His Spirit is “another.” And because it is His Spirit, it is “another” of the same kind. If the Comforter was someone different, then John would have used the word “heteros” meaning another of a different kind. Easy to understand once you know. Most also fail to notice that Jesus often speaks of Himself in the third person as He did in this passage. See John 17:1-3 for one such example.
If the Holy Spirit really was a third “BEING,” then the Holy Spirit would be the third highest being in heaven according to the trinity doctrine. And if Ellen White was teaching that the Holy Spirit was a third “BEING,” then she would have said the Holy Spirit was the third highest being in heaven. But not so. Before the fall of man she said that it was the Father, Son and Satan.
“Satan, next to Christ, was ... highest in power and glory.” — (Signs of the Times, July 23, 1902)
After the fall of Satan. “It was Gabriel, the angel next in rank to the Son of God,” — (Desire of Ages, p. 234)
Here is one more quote for even more clarity on this truth revealing point.
“Satan, who was once a beautiful angel in the heavenly courts, became a fallen angel because he did not want to occupy a secondary place, but to be next to God. He would have the Lord Jesus become second to him, for his own glory was very precious in his own sight. He was jealous of Christ, the Saviour. Study the Word of God, and see what this jealousy led to in the end. There is nothing to be gained by jealousies. Although in the beginning Satan was an exalted angel of great glory in the heavenly courts, that glory became extinguished through his craving to be the highest one next to God.” — (Ellen G. White, Ms74, March 20, 1910)
So Ellen White did NOT teach and was NOT teaching that the Holy Spirit was a third “BEING” like the Father and Son.
We find that Ellen White reveals in many ways that the Spirit of Christ is what she called the “third person,” and did NOT mean a third “BEING.” For example. Count to see who Ellen White says is the “third person.” So simple and so clear!
“They have ONE God and ONE Saviour; and ONE Spirit--the Spirit of Christ--is to bring unity into their ranks.” — (Ellen G. White, 9T 189.3, 1909)
Ephesians 4:4 likewise says there is “one Spirit.” Who does Ellen White say is that ONE Spirit that she calls the third person?
The truth can also be found by comparing the following two quotes. Who is Christ's representative which is also the Holy Spirit and the third person of the Godhead? Hence the grey underlined texts are the same entity! Christ's representative the Holy Spirit which is the third person of the Godhead is the Spirit of Christ. It is His Spirit, not another being as so many wrongly conclude today due to a wrong mindset from years of believing a lie that originated from the early Catholic Church.
“Christ gave His representative, the third person of the Godhead, the Holy Spirit.” — (Ellen G. White, CTr 301.4)
“The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Christ; it is His [Christ] representative.” — (Ellen G. White, 13MR 313.3, 1895)
And for even further proof. Ellen White said sin can be resisted ONLY through the “third person.”
“Sin could be resisted and overcome ONLY through the mighty agency of the third person of the Godhead,” — (Ellen G. White, Desire of Ages, 671.2)
Since Ellen White says the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Christ, then the Spirit of Christ has to be the “third person” by her terminology. And hence she should also have revealed that the “third person” who she said is the ONLY one who can overcome sin in you is Christ! Did she? All you have to do is look at what else she wrote to confirm what should be obvious.
“There is no power in you apart from CHRIST, but it is your privilege to have Christ abiding in your heart by faith, and HE can OVERCOME SIN in you, when you cooperate with His efforts.” — (Ellen G. White, Our High Calling, 76.5)
“With HIS SPIRIT CHRIST sends a reconciling influence and a power that TAKES away SIN.” — (Ellen G. White, Review and Herald, May 19, 1904)
So Ellen White said ONLY the “third person” can overcome sin in you, and so consistent with everything else she wrote, she reveals that what she called the “third person” is the “Spirit of Christ.” Why would we think it was anyone else other than the One who conquered and overcame sin on the cross?
And yet even more proof. Who is the “third person” who ALONE can keep in check the “power of evil” and save from sin?
“The prince of the POWER OF EVIL can ONLY be held in check by the power of God in the third person of the Godhead, the Holy Spirit.” — (Ellen G. White, Special Testimonies, Series A, No. 10, p. 37, 1897)
“JESUS ALONE has power to SAVE FROM SIN, to free from the POWER OF EVIL; and to doubt him who has laid down his life for us, is to grieve and insult the Father,” — (Ellen G. White, Review and Herald, February 10, 1891)
“The ONLY defense AGAINST EVIL is the indwelling of CHRIST in the heart through faith in His righteousness.” — (E.G. White, Desire of Ages, 324.1)
Over and over again she reveals the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Christ, and while it is Christ by His Spirit that she called a “person,” she never meant a literal person as we have just seen many times already. And hence she NEVER called the Holy Spirit a “BEING” as she did “ONLY” with the Father and Son.
Let's give even more proof that cannot be denied.
If Ellen White taught that the Holy Spirit is a third “BEING” or a literal “person” if you prefer, then the following quotes would all reveal three “BEINGS.” But if the Holy Spirit is the person of the Spirit of Christ as per the expression she used that has confused so many, then she will reveal “ONLY” two beings “ALONE” every time without fail.
Note that she wrote ALONE and ONLY.
“The Father and the Son ALONE are to be exalted.” — (Ellen G. White, The Youth's Instructor, July 7, 1898) --- ONLY TWO BEINGS.
Did she say the Father, Son and Holy Spirit ALONE are to be exalted? No she did not!
And again, “God and Christ ALONE know what the souls of men have cost.” — (Ellen G. White, Signs of the Times, January 13, 1909) --- ONLY TWO BEINGS.
“God informed Satan that to his Son ALONE he would reveal his secret purposes, and he required all the family in heaven, even Satan, to yield him implicit, unquestioned obedience;” — (Ellen G. White, Signs of the Times, January 9, 1879) --- ONLY TWO BEINGS.
“Can anyone consider the condescension of God in preparing the gospel feast, and its great cost, and treat the invitation slightingly? No man, nor even the highest angel, can estimate the great cost; it is known ONLY to the Father and the Son.” — (Ellen G. White, The Bible Echo, October 28, 1895) --- ONLY TWO BEINGS.
If the Holy Spirit was a third co-equal being then it would also know. But since it is the Spirit of Christ, then not so.
“The ONLY Being who was one with God lived the law in humanity, descended to the lowly common laborer, and toiled at the carpenter's bench with His earthly parent.” — (Ellen G. White, Signs of the Times, October 14, 1897) --- ONLY TWO BEINGS.
“CHRIST the Word, the only-begotten of God, was one with the eternal Father,-one in nature, in character, and in purpose,-the ONLY being in all the universe that could enter into all the counsels and purposes of God. By Christ, the Father wrought in the creation of all heavenly beings.” — (Ellen G. White, The Great Controversy, p. 493) --- ONLY TWO BEINGS.
A Trinitarian cannot make any of these statements above. There can be no doubt that Ellen White declares that there are “ONLY” two beings “ALONE” as the third entity is not a third BEING but the Spirit of Christ. All the above is just a small example of what could be given. Ellen White not only states hundreds of times in different ways that the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Christ, and hence not a third being, but she also confirms that there are only two beings.
How many beings does the Bible say there are? “But 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.” 1 Corinthians 8:6 --- ONLY TWO BEINGS.
There is no place for gods in the heaven above. God is the only true God. He fills all heaven. Those who now submit to his will shall see his face; and his name will be in the foreheads of all who are pure and holy.
(1888 Materials pg. 1633.3)
I never changed my belief...(Lt 150, May 15, 1906)
Trinitarians and even the President of the Seventh day Adventist Church claim that three beings were involved in creation and that Genesis 1:26 refers to three beings. Below Ellen White quotes Genesis 1:26 and states exactly who is speaking and who He is speaking to. The “us” in this verse is the Father and Son just as Scripture states. --- ONLY TWO BEINGS
“The Father and the Son engaged in the mighty, wondrous work they had contemplated, of creating the world. ... After the earth was created, and the beasts upon it, the Father and Son carried out their purpose, which was designed before the fall of Satan, to make man in their own image. They had wrought together in the creation of the earth and every living thing upon it. And now God said to His Son, “Let us make man in our image.” — (E.G. White, 1SP, 24.1,2)
With the already massive weight of evidence given, no more proof should be required, but let's give more anyway.
If the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Christ then Ellen White will write and teach that the COMFORTER is the SPIRIT of CHRIST and hence the Holy Spirit is NOT and CANNOT be a third being.
“This refers to the omnipresence of the Spirit of Christ, called the Comforter.” — (Ellen G. White, 14MR 179.2)
“Let them study the seventeenth of John, and learn how to pray and how to live the prayer of CHRIST. HE is THE Comforter. He will abide in their hearts, making their joy full.” — (Ellen G. White, Review and Herald, January 27, 1903)
“As by faith we look to Jesus, our faith pierces the shadow, and we adore God for His wondrous love in giving JESUS THE COMFORTER.” — (Ellen G. White, 19MR 297.3)
“Christ is to be known by the blessed name of Comforter. “The Comforter,” said Christ to His disciples, “which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in My name, He shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you, [John 14:26 quoted]” — (Ellen G. White, Ms7-1902, January 26, 1902)
“The Saviour is our Comforter. This I have proved Him to be.” — (Ellen G. White, 8MR 49.3)
And if the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Christ then Ellen White will write and teach that the SPIRIT of TRUTH is the SPIRIT of CHRIST and hence the Holy Spirit is NOT and CANNOT be a third being.
“JESUS comes to you as the SPIRIT of TRUTH; study the mind of the Spirit, consult your Lord, follow His way.” — (Ellen G. White, 2MR 337.1)
“To the guidance of this Comforter all who believe in CHRIST may implicitly trust. HE is the Spirit of truth, but this truth the world can neither discern nor receive.” — (Ellen G. White, 12MR 260.1)
“We cannot be with Christ in person, as were His first disciples, but HE has sent HIS Holy Spirit to guide us into all truth, and through this power we too can bear witness for the Saviour. [John 16:13 quoted]” — (E.G. White, Ms30, June 18, 1900)
Whose Spirit did Christ send to guide us into all truth? It was HIS Spirit, not another being!
And if the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Christ then Ellen White will write and teach that the Holy Spirit that Christ breathed on His disciples was HIS very own Spirit and hence the Holy Spirit is NOT and CANNOT be a third being.
“And when He had said this, He [Christ] breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost: ... Before the disciples could fulfill their official duties in connection with the church, CHRIST breathed HIS Spirit upon them.” — (Ellen G. White, Desire of Ages, p. 805)
“JESUS is waiting to breathe upon all his disciples, and give them the inspiration of HIS sanctifying SPIRIT, and transfuse the vital influence from HIMSELF to his people.” — (Ellen G. White, Signs of the Times, October 3, 1892)
“JESUS is seeking to impress upon them the thought that in giving HIS Holy SPIRIT He is giving to them the glory which the Father has given him, that He and his people may be one in God.” — (Ellen G. White, Signs of the Times, October 3, 1892)
And if the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Christ then Ellen White will write and teach that the Holy Spirit that was given at Pentecost was the SPIRIT of CHRIST and hence the Holy Spirit is NOT and CANNOT be a third being.
“And when He had said this, He [Christ] breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost: Whosesoever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whosesoever sins ye retain, they are retained. The Holy Spirit was not yet fully manifested; for Christ had not yet been glorified. The more abundant impartation of the Spirit did not take place till after Christ's ascension. Not until this was received could the disciples fulfill the commission to preach the gospel to the world. But the Spirit was now given for a special purpose. Before the disciples could fulfill their official duties in connection with the church, CHRIST breathed HIS Spirit upon them.” — (Ellen G. White, Desire of Ages, p. 805)
“When the HOLY SPIRIT was poured out upon the early church, 'The whole multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul.' The SPIRIT of CHRIST made them one. This is the fruit of abiding in Christ.” — (Ellen G. White, GCDB, February 6, 1893)
“Outpouring of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost—Christ ascended on high, to take His position as our Advocate in the heavenly courts. Having reached His throne, HE SENT HIS HOLY SPIRIT, as He had promised, in response to the prayers of His disciples.” — (E.G. White, 10MR 98.1, 1899)
“The promise of the Holy Spirit is not limited to any age or to any race. CHRIST declared that the divine influence of HIS SPIRIT was to be with His followers unto the end. From the Day of Pentecost to the present time, the Comforter has been sent to all who have yielded themselves fully to the Lord and to His service.” — (Ellen G. White, Acts of the Apostles, 49.2)
And if the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Christ then what Ellen White called the “third power” will be the Spirit of Christ and she will write and teach that HIS Spirit is divine power and hence the Holy Spirit is NOT a third being.
“Christ has given HIS Spirit as a divine POWER.” — (Ellen G. White, Review and Herald, November 19, 1908)
And if the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Christ then Ellen White will write and teach that the Holy Spirit that Christ sends to represent Himself is HIS very own Spirit and hence the Holy Spirit is NOT and CANNOT be a third being.
“CHRIST has left HIS Holy Spirit to be HIS representative in the world, to give celestial aid to every hungering, thirsting soul.” — (Ellen G. White, Lt84, October 22, 1895)
“The Holy Spirit is the SPIRIT of CHRIST; it is HIS representative. Here is the divine agency that carries conviction to hearts. When the power of His Spirit is revealed through the servants of God, we behold divinity flashing through humanity.” — (Ellen G. White, 13MR 313.3, 1895)
“CHRIST came to our world, but the world could not endure His purity. He has gone to His Father, but HE has sent HIS Holy Spirit to represent HIM in the world till he shall come again.” — (Ellen G. White, Ms1, January 11, 1897)
“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. The Holy Spirit is [Christ] HIMSELF, divested of the personality of humanity, and independent thereof. HE would represent Himself as present in all places by HIS Holy Spirit, as the Omnipresent.” — (Ellen G. White, Lt119, February 18, 1895)
With total consistency the answer is always the same. The weight of evidence is undeniable. So when Ellen White states the following, she means exactly what she says. And since she called the Holy Spirit the third person, then the third person must be whoever she states is the Holy Spirit which is exactly what she revealed. All that she wrote above and more reveals that she called the Spirit of Christ the third person. And if she did not state the following, her writings would be in serious contradiction which is not the case. So in every single way she is consistent that it is the Spirit of Christ, not another being.
“The HOLY SPIRIT is the SPIRIT of CHRIST;” — (Ellen G. White, 13MR 313.3, 1895)
“We want the HOLY SPIRIT, which is JESUS CHRIST.” — (Ellen G. White, Lt66, April 10, 1894)
Some assume the Holy Spirit is a literal being as they claim the Bible always calls the Holy Spirit a “He” or “Him.” But this is incorrect as there are in fact two verses that “directly” call the Holy Spirit “It.” And yet you would never, ever, refer to the Father or Son as “It.” So how can the Holy Spirit be an individual co-equal being as they are? Modern translations that come from the Catholic sources (codex Vaticanus) have deliberately changed these words from ITSELF to HIMSELF to hide this fact to try and make the Spirit appear as another being. This is not only dishonest but is changing the Word of God which carries severe penalties. Below are the two verses from the KJV which are correctly translated.
Romans 8:16 KJV “The Spirit ITSELF beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:”
Romans 8:26 KJV “Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit ITSELF maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.”
While there are verses that “directly” call the Holy Spirit “It,” there is in fact not one single verse that “directly” calls the Holy Spirit a “He” or “Him,” which would be a contradiction of Scripture if there were. But there are five passages in John that “indirectly” call the Holy Spirit “He” or “Him” in three consecutive chapters. Since the Holy Spirit cannot be called both “It” and “He” or “Him,” then there has to be something different about these verses and who and what they are referring to. The answer becomes very clear once you know who the Comforter is. Because every single one of these verses all refer to the “Comforter” and the “Spirit of truth” which is the very same person. So who is the Comforter which is also called the Spirit of truth that guides us into all truth? It is in fact Christ by His Holy Spirit as you have just seen above. This is why the personal pronouns “He” and “Him” are used as John was specifically referring to Christ even if it was by His Spirit.
Others have been taught that the Holy Spirit has mind, will and emotions so therefore must be a literal person. You often hear, “How can you grieve the Holy Spirit if it's not a real person?” When we grieve the Holy Spirit, whose spirit do we grieve?
“O, how we grieve the pure, Holy Spirit of CHRIST with our defiling sins! We are not prepared for the appreciation of the holy communion with Christ and with one another unless we are cleansed by his efficacy.” — (Ellen G. White, RH, July 5, 1898)
The spirit of every living being has a personality because our spirit is our personality. So the Holy Spirit has a personality because God and His Son have a personality. “In giving us His Spirit, God gives us Himself,” — (E.G. White, 7T 273.1, 1902). It is not another being or some impersonal force. It is the presence and power of God Himself. It is God's own Spirit having God's own personality. If I could give you my spirit, whose personality would you have? Mine! So God's Spirit has God's personality. And since your spirit is your mind, will and emotions, we find that the Greek and Hebrew word for “Spirit” also means “mind” as you would expect. Strong's dictionary says, “breath, figuratively life, spirit, mind.” As Paul said, “no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.” 1 Corinthians 2:11. Why? Because it is His Spirit.
Ellen White had many reasons for calling the Spirit of Christ a person as we have seen above. The idea of the Holy Spirit as another BEING is the second and final part of the trinity doctrine that is a manmade doctrine from the Catholic Church which was inspired by Satan so he could achieve the worship he desires. This is the lie that most have been indoctrinated with and so they struggle when they finally hear the real truth as it is seems foreign to them despite being truth. The real third person that is not a literal person is the Spirit of Christ. Ellen White revealed that so clearly over and over again. The following quote is very clear who she called the third person and it is obviously not a literal person and NOT a third BEING. If you can count to three then you should have no trouble with this quote. ONE + ONE + ONE = the Spirit of Christ.
“They have ONE God and ONE Saviour; and ONE Spirit--the Spirit of Christ--is to bring unity into their ranks.” — (Ellen G. White, 9T 189.3, 1909). Ephesians 4:4 likewise says there is “one Spirit.” So just one more time for clarity. Who does Ellen White say is that ONE Spirit that she called the third person in just four quotes that she wrote?
One might also ask why some think God's Spirit is another being. Is our spirit another being? So why do some think that the Spirit of God is another being? The Bible refers to the Holy Spirit as the Spirit of God, Spirit of the Father and the Spirit of Christ. All these state that it is a Spirit that belongs to that being. If the Holy Spirit was another god then it would be called “God the Spirit” in Scripture which infers that it is a God that is a spirit. And yet the Bible NEVER uses this phrase. Why? Because it is Biblically incorrect. This phrase originated from the same antichrist power that made up the false doctrine of the trinity. It is amazing how more and more people every day are using this unbiblical phrase that has its origins in antichrist.
And so we also find that the Bible never literally says the Holy Spirit is another being. The so called evidence is always some idea that is assumed from being indoctrinated with wrong ideas that are not Biblical or correct. Two of the main assumptions were just covered above. Some also quote Matthew 28:19 which says “baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:” But this verse in no way affirms the trinity doctrine which states that the Father, Son and Holy Spirit are three co-equal, co-eternal beings that make up one God. Nobody denies there is the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit. This verse refers to three powers but says nothing about their personality.
It does not say they are three beings,
it does not say they are three in one or one in three,
it does not say these three are a trinity,
it does not say these three are co-equal or co-eternal beings,
it does not say that these three are all God, and yet some draw the conclusion that this supports their belief in the trinity or that the Holy Spirit is another being which is clearly not so. It is just another very bad assumption.
Trinitarians are forever pushing the issue of the Holy Spirit as a third being as if it cannot possibly be wrong, and as if it is unmistakably stated in Scripture. If the Holy Spirit really was a third being and contrary to what a spirit actually is, then it certainly would be stated in unmistakable words somewhere in Scripture, and yet the Bible does NOT in fact say any such thing anywhere. And why would it? It is nothing more than a manmade idea from the antichrist power that many have been indoctrinated with from unbiblical assumptions and erroneous ideas.
The following four points give some insight as to why Ellen White twice in the 25,000,000 words that she wrote called the Spirit of Christ a “person” which has confused many. Those that are confused did not bother to line up all else that she wrote just as we are supposed do with Scripture. And by not doing so they have come to wrong conclusions.
She said that the Holy Spirit is the person-al presence of the Father and Son in us.
And that the Spirit of Christ can function independently of Himself and so it is like it is another person.
Christ is after all a person and so why shouldn't she call Christ by His Spirit a person.
And since the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God coming to us through His Son she said it has a distinct person-ality.
And she also stated that the Holy Spirit of Christ person-ifies Himself.
But Ellen White NEVER called the Holy Spirit a BEING as she did with the Father and Son ALONE.
Ellen White is 100% consistent in all that she wrote and the evidence is undeniable. Only the prejudiced will not see the obvious truth rather than the lie that so many have been indoctrinated with that came from the Catholic Church.
And since she wrote “The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Christ,” — (14MR 84.3), she also wrote that:
The Comforter is the Spirit of Christ,
the Spirit of truth is the Spirit of Christ,
the third person is the Spirit of Christ,
the third great power is the Spirit of Christ,
the Holy Spirit given at Pentecost was the Spirit of Christ,
the Holy Spirit Jesus breathed on His disciples was His own Spirit,
the Holy Spirit Christ sent to represent Himself was His own Spirit,
the heavenly dignitaries are the Father, Son and Spirit of Christ,
the Heavenly trio is the Father, Son and Spirit of Christ,
and when we grieve the Holy Spirit it is the Spirit of Christ we grieve.
And we saw that Ellen White reveals again and again that there are only two beings. All you have to do is want the truth and to stop reading some of those unclear quotes from her with the mindset of a Trinitarian. The early pioneers had no problem with these few quotes because they knew who the Holy Spirit is and would never read them the wrong way. But if your belief is that the Holy Spirit is another being, then that is what you will see when you read them. And if you believe this, then you will be inadvertently giving your adoration to a creation of Satan, or even worse, your worship.
“The statements and the arguments of some of our ministers, in their effort to prove that the Holy Spirit is an individual as are God the Father and Christ, the eternal Son, have perplexed me, and sometimes they have made me sad. One popular teacher said We may regard Him, as the fellow who is down here running things. My perplexities were lessened a little when I learned from the dictionary that one of the meanings of personality was characteristics. It is stated in such a way that I concluded that there might be personality without bodily form which is possessed by the Father and the Son. There are many Scriptures which speak of the Father and the Son and the absence of Scripture making similar reference to the united work of the Father and the Holy Spirit or of Christ and the Holy Spirit, has led me to believe that the spirit without individuality was the representative of the Father and the Son throughout the universe, and it was through the Holy Spirit that they dwell in our hearts and make us one with the Father and with the Son” (Letter from W.C. White to H.W. Carr, April 30th 1935).
Who is the Spirit of Truth According to the Bible?
First-let us observe 3 short SOP(EGW) quotes:
“The Father gave HIS Spirit without measure to HIS Son,” — (Ellen G. White, RH, November 5, 1908)
“In giving us HIS Spirit, God gives us HIMSELF,” — (Ellen G. White, 7T 273.1, 1902)
“BY the SPIRIT the FATHER and the SON will come and make their abode with you.” — (Ellen G. White, The Bible Echo, January 15, 1893)
The Spirit of truth is the Spirit of Christ, and below are four ways Scripture reveals this.
1) John 14:16-17, 26; 15:26 reveals the Comforter is the Spirit of truth and the Comforter is Christ. Jesus said, “I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.” John 14:18
2) John 14:6 says Jesus is the truth and by His Spirit He is the Spirit of truth. “JESUS saith unto him, I am the way, THE TRUTH, and the life:” John 14:6
3) The Spirit of truth does not speak of Himself; it is the Father that tells “Him” what to speak and that “Him” is Christ. See John 8:28; 12:49; 14:10, 24 and 16:13 below.
4) The Spirit of truth is also to show us things to come which Revelation 1:1 tells us it is Jesus Christ which is once again revealed to Him by His Father.
John 16:13 “Howbeit when HE, the SPIRIT OF TRUTH, is come, he will guide you into all truth: FOR HE SHALL NOT SPEAK OF HIMSELF; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and HE WILL SHOW YOU THINGS TO COME.”
Note that the above verse says the Spirit of truth is a “HE” and that “HE” is “Christ” Himself by His Holy Spirit. Christ is a “HE” even if it is by HIS Spirit!
Note also in John 16:13 above that the Spirit of truth (Christ) does not SPEAK OF HIMSELF but speaks what He hears from someone else. In the verses below we find that someone else is His FATHER.
JESUS DOES NOT SPEAK OF HIMSELF but WHAT THE FATHER INSTRUCTS HIM TO SAY. And that remains the same when Christ returns as our Comforter and Spirit of truth. Even by His Spirit, HE DOES NOT SPEAK OF HIMSELF but speaks WHAT HE HEARS FROM HIS FATHER. That is what He shall speak.
John 12:49 “FOR I HAVE NOT SPOKEN OF MYSELF; but the FATHER which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak.”
John 14:10 “The words that I speak unto you I SPEAK NOT OF MYSELF: but the FATHER that dwelleth in me,”
John 14:24 “He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and THE WORD WHICH YOU HEAR IS NOT MINE, but the FATHER'S which sent me.”
John 8:28 “When you have lifted up the Son of man, then shall you know that I am he, and that I DO NOTHING OF MYSELF; but as my FATHER has taught me, I speak these things.”
So when Jesus was on Earth, He did not SPEAK OF HIMSELF but what the Father told Him to speak. And when Jesus returned by His Spirit as the Spirit of truth, nothing changed. Jesus by His Spirit does not SPEAK OF HIMSELF but what the Father has shown Him.
The Spirit of truth is also to SHOW US WHAT THINGS ARE TO COME which we find in Revelation 1:1 is also Christ. Just as the words He speaks are from His Father, so are the things to come that He is to show us. And hence we find all Scripture lines up without any contradiction or inconsistencies as truth always does.
Revelation 1:1 “The Revelation of JESUS CHRIST, WHICH GOD GAVE UNTO HIM, to show unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass;”
I entreat everyone to be clear and firm regarding the certain truths that we have heard and received and advocated. The statements of God's Word are plain. Plant your feet firmly on the platform of eternal truth. Reject every phase of error, even though it be covered with a semblance of reality.— RH Aug.31,1905.
The Spirit of truth is the Spirit of Christ. Thus the Holy Spirit is NOT a third being but the Spirit of God coming to us through His Son.
So you now have two choices. Acknowledge the truth we have been given through the Spirit of Prophecy, and accept this most beautiful truth that the Holy Spirit is the presence of Christ in you. It is your Lord and Saviour who died on the cross for you and it is His Spirit that Comforts you and guides you into all truth. Jesus is the truth (John 14:6) and it is through His Spirit that He is with you alway, even unto the end of the world as our Comforter and guide. (Matthew 28:20) Only Christ has lived a human life as we have and no one is more qualified to be your Comforter than He. And since it was Christ who conquered sin on the cross, it is He alone that can overcome sin in you. Their Holy Spirit is the means by which God the Father and His Son live in us. And so we fellowship with the Father and Son through their Spirit. Their Spirit is the communication channel through which we commune with them. Fellowship cannot be possible when conducted through an intermediary middle man such as the Catholic Church created in some made up idea of a third being. As John said, “truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.” 1 John 1:3. The real truth is so precious and beautiful that it makes me wonder why any sane person would reject it. And how can you have righteousness by faith in Christ if the Holy Spirit is not Christ in you? You cannot in fact. There is only one mediator between God and man and that is Christ Jesus. (1 Timothy 2:5)
The second option is to deny the hundreds of clear quotes from the Spirit of Prophecy, and hold onto the lie you have been indoctrinated with, which came from the Papal Church via Satan so that he could achieve worship. The idea of the Holy Spirit as another BEING also creates a second mediator which of course is contrary to Scripture. There is no beauty or truth in the lie. It is a counterfeit from Satan. Why would anyone prefer this lie that has eternal consequences?
Note, through much study and by the grace of God, I have approximately 900 Notebooks of Studies and 1500 notes proving the Trinitarian view is erroneous doctrine. Those studies take in the cumulative of EGW comments & Biblical references which is NECESSARY in suppressing one who likes to cherry-pick EGW statements to prove a Trinitarian viewpoint. YOU MUST study the Scriptures and SOP in their entirety to be enlightened with the Truth and to avoid your own biased opinions. This post was intentionally lengthened as an incentive for you to be intentional on giving heed to (2 Timothy 2:15)Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
I’ll close with a few Scriptures for you to consider:
“𝐖𝐞 𝐰𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐇𝐎𝐋𝐘 𝐒𝐏𝐈𝐑𝐈𝐓, 𝐰𝐡𝐢𝐜𝐡 𝐢𝐬 𝐉𝐄𝐒𝐔𝐒 𝐂𝐇𝐑𝐈𝐒𝐓.” —(Ellen G. White, Lt66, April 10, 1894)
“The Holy Spirit 𝐢𝐬 the Spirit of Christ; 𝐢𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐇𝐢𝐬 [Christ] 𝐫𝐞𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞.” — (Ellen G. White, 13MR 313.3, 1895)