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Three Persons, Two Beings

Updated: Nov 26

In this blog, it is our desire for all to know the truth on this topic from the Scriptures and from God's inspired messenger, Ellen White. I entreat you to ask God to reveal His Truth to you.

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.

We need to note that EGW, frequently used the 1828 Noah Webster's Dictionary in her usage and defining of what her terms meant and one of the definitions of "Person" is: Character of Office-- how different is the same man from himself, as he sustains the person of a magistrate and that of a friend.

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.

She said that the Holy Spirit is the person-al presence of the Father and Son in us.(read on) 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.

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?

“When the twelve were elected to the apostleship, they expected that Christ would give them preferments, but instead, He gave them commandments. 𝐀𝐧𝐝 𝐇𝐞 𝐠𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐦 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐇𝐨𝐥𝐲 𝐒𝐩𝐢𝐫𝐢𝐭, 𝐇𝐢𝐬 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞, 𝐚𝐬 𝐚 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐞𝐫, to abide with them and teach them. ‘Peace be unto you,’ He said; ‘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.’ [John 20:21, 22.] 17LtMs, Lt65, 1902.13

“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)


𝐂𝐇𝐑𝐈𝐒𝐓 𝐈𝐍 𝐘𝐎𝐔, 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐡𝐨𝐩𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐠𝐥𝐨𝐫𝐲

Colossians 1:26-27

[26] 𝐄𝐯𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐦𝐲𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐲 which hath been hid from ages and from generations 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐢𝐬 𝐦𝐚𝐝𝐞 𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐟𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐬𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐬: [27] To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; 𝐰𝐡𝐢𝐜𝐡 𝐢𝐬 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭 𝐢𝐧 𝐲𝐨𝐮, 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐡𝐨𝐩𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐠𝐥𝐨𝐫𝐲:

We shall learn the value of the human soul when we learn to value the love of God for us. A divine Saviour died for all, that all might find in Him their divine Source. In Christ Jesus we are one, lifted to the same rank, members of the royal family, children of the heavenly King, by the utterance of one name, “Our Father,” through Jesus Christ who loved us and gave His life a ransom for us. This places an equal value upon all. To the poor and oppressed and downtrodden of earth, Christ says, “If ye love me, keep my commandments. And I will pray the Father, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐡𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐠𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐚𝐧𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐞𝐫, 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐩𝐢𝐫𝐢𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐭𝐡, (𝐰𝐡𝐢𝐜𝐡 𝐢𝐬 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐞𝐝 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐡𝐨𝐩𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐠𝐥𝐨𝐫𝐲,) whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not: 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐲𝐞 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐡𝐢𝐦, 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐡𝐞 𝐝𝐰𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐭𝐡 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐲𝐨𝐮, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐡𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐛𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐲𝐨𝐮. 𝐈 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐥𝐞𝐬𝐬.” [John 14:15-18.] 13LtMs, Ms24, 1898.21

Writing the law in the heart is simply 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭 𝐝𝐰𝐞𝐥𝐥 𝐢𝐧 𝐮𝐬. Christ was the living law, the law in life. Christ’s Spirit is the Spirit of that divine-human life that lived in obedience to God’s commandments. 𝐓𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐩𝐢𝐫𝐢𝐭 𝐇𝐞 𝐩𝐮𝐭𝐬 𝐮𝐩𝐨𝐧 𝐮𝐬, 𝐇𝐢𝐬 𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐟 𝐝𝐰𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐧 𝐮𝐬. The law of God is ministered by the Spirit of God. When that comes into the heart, it is Christ Himself; 𝐢𝐭 𝐢𝐬 “𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭 𝐢𝐧 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐡𝐨𝐩𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐠𝐥𝐨𝐫𝐲.” 𝐀𝐧𝐝 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐬 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐨 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐬, He is the living law, the law of God worked out in character. 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭 𝐝𝐰𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐧 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐬, means bringing the character of God into our lives. Keeping the commandments of God is manifesting the character of Jesus Christ.

BEST Jan. 27, 1896 P. 28.1

We cannot let our light shine out to others so as to attract their attention to heavenly things unless we have the light in us. 𝐖𝐞 𝐦𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐛𝐞 𝐢𝐦𝐛𝐮𝐞𝐝 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐩𝐢𝐫𝐢𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐉𝐞𝐬𝐮𝐬 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭, 𝐨𝐫 𝐰𝐞 𝐜𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐟𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐮𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐡𝐨𝐩𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐠𝐥𝐨𝐫𝐲. 𝐖𝐞 𝐦𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐚𝐧 𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐰𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐒𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐨𝐫, or we cannot exemplify in our lives His life of devotion, His love, His gentleness, His pity, His compassion, His self-denial, and purity. This is what we earnestly desire. This should be the study of our lives, How shall I conform my character to the Bible standard of holiness? ..FH 89.3

Now to those that believe him, and receive him, 𝐬𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐡𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐦, 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐡𝐨𝐩𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐠𝐥𝐨𝐫𝐲, 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐞𝐝 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧, 𝐬𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐡𝐞 𝐝𝐰𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐫 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐬,-he gives the right-notice it is a gift-to become sons of God. Now because they are sons. 𝐆𝐨𝐝 𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐩𝐢𝐫𝐢𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐒𝐨𝐧 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐫 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐬. So we read: “𝐀𝐧𝐝 𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐛𝐲 𝐰𝐞 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐡𝐞 𝐚𝐛𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐭𝐡 𝐢𝐧 𝐮𝐬, 𝐛𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐩𝐢𝐫𝐢𝐭 𝐰𝐡𝐢𝐜𝐡 𝐡𝐞 𝐡𝐚𝐭𝐡 𝐠𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐧 𝐮𝐬.” 1 John 3:24. “Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit.” 1 John 4:13. GCDB Feb. 24, 1893. P.387.3

But how shall we know that we are in Christ?—We may know it by the character of our fruit. The fruit borne on the Christian tree is holiness of heart,—wholeness to Christ. God will be in the thoughts of the Christian, and he will love those for whom Christ has died. He will follow in the path of self-denial, and his life will be fragrant with the love of Jesus. He will delight more in contemplation of the love of God than in anything earth can offer. He will prefer his plain, homely duties rather than romantic novelties, and will be satisfied with the place God has appointed him. 𝐖𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐰𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐩𝐢𝐫𝐢𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐆𝐨𝐝, when consecration to God is maintained, there can be only love and thankfulness and praise in the heart, 𝐛𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐉𝐞𝐬𝐮𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧, 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐡𝐨𝐩𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐠𝐥𝐨𝐫𝐲, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐥𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐚𝐬 𝐬𝐞𝐞𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐡𝐢𝐦 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐧𝐯𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐛𝐥𝐞. 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐡𝐢𝐦 𝐚 𝐰𝐞𝐥𝐥 𝐨𝐟 𝐰𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐫 springing up unto everlasting life, and the true follower of Christ strengthens the good purposes of everyone with whom he comes in contact. Such believers are living, growing Christians. They carry with them the fragrance of holiness, and are reaching on to the measure of the stature of men and women in Christ Jesus.

ST April 3, 1893.6

The religious feelings of many were more natural than spiritual, and although they tried to be satisfied they felt an unrest—cold, dark, and Christless. They remained in ignorance of how they stand toward God, ignorant as far as experimental knowledge was concerned of the office work of our Mediator and Intercessor. When they by faith laid hold of Christ, their hearts were contrite and broken. 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐛𝐞𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐞𝐝 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧, 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐡𝐨𝐩𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐠𝐥𝐨𝐫𝐲. This was everything to them. It was the intelligence of what constituted the mystery of godliness. The miracle is wrought.

𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐋𝐨𝐫𝐝 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐇𝐢𝐬 𝐒𝐩𝐢𝐫𝐢𝐭 𝐛𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐤 𝐢𝐧 𝐮𝐩𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐨𝐮𝐥. Life and joy take possession of the heart. How quickly is the soul made sensible of its deficiency. Everything is laid open before Him with whom we have to do. EGW 1888 Materials 368.3

𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭 𝐢𝐧 𝐄𝐚𝐜𝐡 𝐇𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐖𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐁𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐔𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐲—

If the will of God is fulfilled, the husband and wife will respect each other and cultivate love and confidence. Anything that would mar the peace and unity of the family should be firmly repressed, and kindness and love should be cherished. He who manifests the spirit of tenderness, forbearance, and love will find that the same spirit will be reflected upon him. 𝐖𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐩𝐢𝐫𝐢𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐆𝐨𝐝 𝐫𝐞𝐢𝐠𝐧𝐬, there will be no talk of unsuitability in the marriage relation. 𝐈𝐟 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭 𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐞𝐝 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧, 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐡𝐨𝐩𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐠𝐥𝐨𝐫𝐲, there will be union and love in the home. 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭 𝐚𝐛𝐢𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐨𝐟 the wife will be at agreement with 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭 𝐚𝐛𝐢𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐨𝐟 the husband. They will be striving together for the mansions Christ has gone to prepare for those who love Him. AH 120.1

Present Inspiring Themes of the Gospel—We need a power to come upon us now and stir us up to diligence and earnest faith. 𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐧, 𝐛𝐚𝐩𝐭𝐢𝐳𝐞𝐝 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐇𝐨𝐥𝐲 𝐒𝐩𝐢𝐫𝐢𝐭, 𝐰𝐞 𝐬𝐡𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐞𝐝 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧, 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐡𝐨𝐩𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐠𝐥𝐨𝐫𝐲. Then we will exhibit Christ as the divine object of our faith and our love. We will talk of Christ, we will pray to Christ and about Christ. We will praise His holy name. We will present before the people His miracles, His self-denial, His self-sacrifice, His sufferings, and His crucifixion, His resurrection and triumphant ascension. These are the inspiring themes of the gospel, to awaken love and intense fervor in every heart. Here are the treasures of wisdom and knowledge, a fountain inexhaustible. The more you seek of this experience, the greater will be the value of your life. 3SM 186.3

1220. It is the Spirit of God that quickens the lifeless faculties of the soul to appreciate heavenly things, and attracts the affections toward God and the truth. 𝐖𝐢𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐉𝐞𝐬𝐮𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐭, religious service is only dead, cold formalism. The longing desire for communion with God soon ceases when the Spirit of God is grieved from us; 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧 𝐮𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐡𝐨𝐩𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐠𝐥𝐨𝐫𝐲, we are constantly directed to think and act in reference to the glory of God. The question will arise, “Will this do honor to Jesus? Will this be approved by him?”—The Review and Herald, April 17, 1888. HL 303.5

𝐘𝐨𝐮 𝐧𝐞𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐢𝐧𝐟𝐥𝐮𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐇𝐨𝐥𝐲 𝐒𝐩𝐢𝐫𝐢𝐭. You need to realize that every moment 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐝𝐞𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐫 𝐨𝐟 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭. Read carefully the third chapter of James. God’s Word is plain, His requirements clear and forcible. 𝐍𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐧𝐞𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐦𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐚𝐲. 𝐈𝐧 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐨𝐟 𝐮𝐬 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭 𝐦𝐚𝐲 𝐛𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐞𝐝, 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐡𝐨𝐩𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐠𝐥𝐨𝐫𝐲. 17LtMs, Lt22a, 1902.25

𝐋𝐞𝐭 𝐧𝐨 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐟𝐮𝐭𝐞 these truths 𝐥𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐫 𝐥𝐨𝐭 𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐧 𝐚𝐰𝐚𝐲 𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐁𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝐨𝐟 𝐋𝐢𝐟𝐞

Revelation 22:19

And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.


All whose hearts are in sympathy with the heart of Infinite Love will seek to reclaim, and not to condemn. 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭 𝐝𝐰𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐨𝐮𝐥 𝒊𝒔 𝒂 𝒔𝒑𝒓𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒏𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓 𝒓𝒖𝒏𝒔 𝒅𝒓𝒚. Where He abides, there will be an 𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐟𝐥𝐨𝐰𝐢𝐧𝐠 of beneficence.—Thoughts From the Mount of Blessing, 39 (1896). EV 174.3


When the love of Christ is enshrined in the heart, like sweet fragrance it cannot be hidden. Its holy influence will be felt by all with whom we come in contact. 𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝒔𝒑𝒊𝒓𝒊𝒕 𝒐𝒇 𝑪𝒉𝒓𝒊𝒔𝒕 𝒊𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒉𝒆𝒂𝒓𝒕 is like a 𝐬𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐝𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐭, 𝐟𝐥𝐨𝐰𝐢𝐧𝐠 to 𝒓𝒆𝒇𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒉 𝒂𝒍𝒍 and making those who are ready to perish, eager to drink 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒘𝒂𝒕𝒆𝒓 𝒐𝒇 𝒍𝒊𝒇𝒆. SC 77.3


Christ as manifested to the patriarchs, as symbolized in the sacrificial service, as portrayed in the law, and as revealed by the prophets, is the riches of the Old Testament. Christ in His life, His death, and His resurrection, 𝑪𝒉𝒓𝒊𝒔𝒕 𝒂𝒔 𝑯𝒆 𝒊𝒔 𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐟𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝒃𝒚 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝐇𝐨𝐥𝐲 𝐒𝐩𝐢𝐫𝐢𝐭, is the treasure of the New Testament. Our Saviour, the outshining of the Father's glory, is both the Old and the New.

COL 126.3


Noah Webster’s 1828 Dictionary (used by EGW):

𝐌𝐀𝐍'𝐈𝐅𝐄𝐒𝐓, a. [L. manifestus.]

1. Plain, open, clearly visible to the eye or obvious to the understanding; apparent; not obscure or difficult to be seen or understood.


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.

“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”...(PTUK -Jan.9, 1896. p.19.1) Vol.12

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?

God is Spirit. We need to worship Him in Spirit & in truth(Jn.4:24). Nowhere does the Bible state God the Holy Spirit but it does state-God the Father. The Holy Spirit is God's own Spirit that proceeds from Him whom God imparts to His Son Jesus Christ. So we know the Holy Spirit is "like" a 3rd person that is represenative(comforter) of Christ's Spirit which Christ received from His Father. No-the Holy Spirit is not a separate Being..the Holy Spirit does not have a separate body as Christ does. The following link will give you a clearer & better understanding to whom the Holy Spirit is:

https://theprophetstillspeaks.co.uk/SBHS.htm Choose: What The Scriptures Reveal

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?

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.

“In giving us HIS Spirit, God gives us HIMSELF,” — (Ellen G. White, 7T 273.1, 1902)

So as Ellen White 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.

“The Holy Spirit, which proceeds from the only begotten Son of God,” — (Ellen G. White, RH, April 5, 1906)

And since the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God coming to us through His Son, this means that the Comforter is also Christ by His Spirit as Ellen White states many times. Below is one of many examples proving this.

“This refers to the omnipresence of the SPIRIT of CHRIST, called the COMFORTER.” — (Ellen G. White, 14MR 179.2)

Speaking of the Comforter, Jesus said, “I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.” John 14:18

And so we find, “The Holy Spirit [of CHRIST] is the Comforter, in Christ's name. He PERSONIFIES CHRIST, yet is a distinct PERSONALITY.” — (Ellen G. White, 20MR 324.2). Parenthesis are added.

“Let them LINK UP with one another and WITH CHRIST. Let them study the seventeenth of John, and learn how to pray and how to live the prayer of Christ. HE IS THE COMFORTER.” {RH, Jan. 27, 1903, Art. A, par. 13}

“CHRIST COMES AS A COMFORTER to all who believe. He invites your confidence. He says, “Abide in me.” [John 15:4.] Surely we may trust in our loving Saviour. You can say, “Yes, my Saviour; in thee I can and will trust. I will abide in thee.” Then how trustfully you can WORK IN HIS PRESENCE.” {Lt103-1898.14}

“We are ready to RECEIVE THE COMFORTER; we OPEN THE DOOR of the heart, and INVITE THE SAVIOUR IN.” {GCB April 2, 1903, Art. C. par. 7}

THE HOLY SPIRIT IS THE COMFORTER, AS THE PERSONAL PRESENCE OF CHRIST to the soul." (Ellen G. White, Review and Herald, November 29, 1892)

“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.” {19 MR 297.3}

“THERE IS NO COMFORTER LIKE CHRIST, so tender and so true. HE is touched with the feeling of our infirmities. HIS Spirit speaks to the heart.” {RH, Oct. 26, 1897.15}

RH, Aug. 26, 1890, par. 10 “THE REASON WHY THE CHURCHES ARE WEAK AND SICKLY and ready to die, is that the enemy has brought influences of a discouraging nature to bear upon trembling souls. He has sought to SHUT JESUS FROM THEIR VIEW AS THE COMFORTER, as one who reproves, who warns, who admonishes them, saying, 'This is the way, walk ye in it.’ “CHRIST IS EVERYTHING to those who receive Him. HE IS THEIR COMFORTER, their safety, their healthfulness.” {21MR 372.1}

“CHRIST IS OUR GUIDE AND COMFORTER, who comforts us in all our tribulations.” {2SM 270.3}

“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, Peace I leave with you, My peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” [John 14:26, 27.]” {Ms7-1902.10}

“THE SAVIOUR IS OUR COMFORTER. This I have PROVED HIM to be.” {8MR 49.3}

So CHRIST's own Holy Spirit “PERSON-IFIES” Himself and thus could be likened to a “PERSON” with a “PERSON-ALITY” but it is NOT a literal person and hence it is NOT a “BEING” which Ellen White ONLY called the Father and Son.

Thus Christ's very own Spirit personifies HIMSELF and yet has a distinct personality. What has a “person-ality?” A “person!” Is the Holy Spirit of Christ a literal person? Of course not. This is the language of Ellen White which ONLY confuses those who are prejudiced or do not look at what else she wrote.

Do not forget this next very important point which also verifies the truth. Ellen White calls Christ by His Spirit a “PERSON.”

“When trials overshadow the soul, remember the words of CHRIST, remember that HE is an unseen presence in the PERSON of the Holy Spirit,” — (Ellen G. White, DG 185.2, 1897)

“Lift up CHRIST in His power in the PERSON of the Holy Spirit. He is waiting for them to open the door and admit Him.” — (Ellen G. White, Lt59, March 29, 1899)

IMPORTANT NOTE: - In Mark 16:12 it reads ...'After that he appeared in ANOTHER FORM unto two of them, as they walked, and went into the country.' - Do not miss this point! This verse confirms that JESUS HIMSELF appeared to disciples in ANOTHER form. Which shows that Jesus could state the Comforter would be 'another', yet HIMSELF.

Some wrongly conclude that the Holy Spirit is another being because Ellen White wrote that the Holy Spirit represents Christ and so assume it must be someone else. But not so. Below Ellen White states that the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Christ and that His OWN Spirit represents Himself in the world. And therefore, the quote under that is also saying that the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Christ which she calls a “PERSON.” She is saying that because His Spirit can represent Himself, it is like it is a person. But obviously the Spirit of Christ is not a literal person and definitely not a third being as per the trinity doctrine.

“CHRIST has left HIS Holy Spirit to be HIS representative in the world,” — (Ellen G. White, Lt84, October 22, 1895)

“JESUS is present in the PERSON of His representative, the Holy Spirit, reviving the hearts of the humble and contrite ones.” — (Ellen G. White, 12MR 145.2, 1898)

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.

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 such texts prove 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 reveal 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.

“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.

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)

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.

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 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)

The following are bonus SOP references which include some quotes from above plus many others that help enhance this study: "All who consecrate body, soul, and spirit to His service will be constantly receiving a new endowment of physical, mental, and spiritual power. The inexhaustible supplies of heaven are at their command. CHRIST GIVES them THE BREATH of HIS OWN SPIRIT, THE LIFE of HIS OWN LIFE." (MH 159.4)

"Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty." (2Cor. 3:17)

“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)

👉“The holy Spirit is the comforter, as the personal presence of Christ to the soul.” — (E.G. White, Review and Herald, November 29, 1892.3)

“The human agent, the seen instrument, is to preach the Word, and the LORD JESUS, the UNSEEN, agency, by HIS HOLY SPIRIT is to make the Word efficacious and powerful.” — (Ellen G. White, 2SM 18.3)

“The divine Spirit that the world's Redeemer promised to send, is the presence and POWER of God.” — (Ellen G. White, Signs of the Times, November 23, 1891)

"He is coming to us by His Holy Spirit today. Let us recognize Him now; then we shall recognize Him when He comes in the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory." Review and Herald, April 30, 1901

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)

“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)

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.

{Mat 10:20 KJV} For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you. “In giving us HIS Spirit, God gives us HIMSELF,” — (Ellen G. White, 7T 273.1, 1902)

So as Ellen White 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.

“The Holy Spirit, which proceeds from the only begotten Son of God,” — (Ellen G. White, RH, April 5, 1906)

And since the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God coming to us through His Son, this means that the Comforter is also Christ by His Spirit as Ellen White states many times. Below is one of many examples proving this.

“This refers to the omnipresence of the SPIRIT of CHRIST, called the COMFORTER.” — (Ellen G. White, 14MR 179.2)

Speaking of the Comforter, Jesus said, “I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.” John 14:18

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; (also) 11 LtMs, Lt.5, 1896.14

“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)

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.

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.

And since she wrote “The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Christ,” — (14MR 84.3), yet in her many writings, 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.

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

“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 have never changed my faith one jot or tittle." (Lt 150, May 15, 1906.9)

The Trinitarians and anyone else that twist the Scriptures and add to or take away from the Scriptures, perfectly fits what ELLEN G. WHITE, Messenger to the Remnant, said about how the Bible gets fiddled with: “I saw that God had especially guarded the Bible; YET when copies of it WERE FEW, learned men had in some instances CHANGED THE WORDS, thinking that they were making it more plain, WHEN IN REALITY THEY WERE MYSTIFYING THAT WHICH WAS PLAIN, BY CAUSING IT TO LEAN TO THEIR ESTABLISHED VIEWS, WHICH WERE GOVERNED BY TRADITION.” - Early Writings, 220.2 (1882).

Revelation 22:19 KJVS And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

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; (Lt Ms 124, 1905.12)

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.

The Bible teaches and 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.


Not three thrones but only one throne is stated in Revelation. Revelation tells us that only 𝐓𝐖𝐎 𝐁𝐞𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬—God and the Lamb sit on the throne for all eternity:


Revelation 3:21

To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.

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 “God and His Son” but failing to mention the Holy Spirit)

“Now the way seemed open for Satan to establish an independent kingdom, and to defy the authority OF GOD AND HIS SON.” (Ellen G. White, Patriarchs and Prophets, page 331, ‘Satan’s Enmity against the Law’)

This ‘omitting’ 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 “from God the Father and from Jesus Christ” (or words that are very similar). Never does he say ‘from the Holy Spirit’. For this there must be a very good reason.

He says such as

“Grace be unto you, and peace, FROM GOD OUR FATHER, AND FROM THE LORD JESUS CHRIST.” 1 Corinthians 1:3

This ‘omitting’ 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 Paul’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 ‘from the Holy Spirit’ (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 didn’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 God’s Spirit and power by which God and Christ spoke through the holy prophets and apostles of old.


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?

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

My dear friend, I invite you now, to abandon this false doctrine of the trinity. Accept the truth about God and His Son. Give your life to them forever and determine that from now on you will serve them and walk with them until the day when we shall meet them face to face.

Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son. (1 John 2:22)

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

In love, be warned now, you and I are held accountable and responsible to God in how we respond to the light and truth of God's holy Word and Spirit of Prophecy that has been revealed to us. To OBEY is better than sacrifice (1Sam.15:22)

And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say? Luke 6:46 KJVS

But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great. Luke 6:49 KJVS

but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name. (John 20:31)

FATHER, SON, AND THE HOLY SPIRIT:

#Summary about the #Father: The Father is Head of All (Ephesians 4:6; Corinthians 11:3); The Father is All and in All (1 Corinthians 15:28; John 17:23); The Father is Creator and Source of All (Hebrews 2:10; 1 Corinthians 8:6; Romans 11:36; Ephesians 3:14-15; Revelation 4:11); The Father has everlasting life (original, unborrowed, underived) (John 5:26).

#Summary about the #Son: The Son is by and through whom are all things (Colossians 1:16; John 1:3; Hebrews 1:2); The Son created all creatures by the Father’s power (Ephesians 3:9); The Son has the Father’s original life (original, unborrowed, underived) (John 5:26); The Son has the fullness of His Father

[#GODHEAD-divinity] dwelling in Him (Colossians 2:9; how is the Father [#GODHEAD-divinity] in the Son? by the Spirit of the Father being without measure in the Son: John 3:34). Sadly, the trinity destroys the Son-ship of Christ!

#Summary about the #HolySpirit: Of spirits, there is only “one Spirit” (Ephesians 4:4) that is holy; that one Spirit is “the Spirit of your Father” (Matthew 10:20); God is everywhere by and in that one Spirit, as the psalmist tells us that God’s own Spirit is His presence, “Whither shall I go from thy Spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?” (Psalm 139:7); that one Spirit is an integral part of God just as the spirit of man is an integral part of man, for we are told, “For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God” (1 Corinthians 2:11); that one Spirit is which God gave to His Son, Christ, “for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto Him” (John 3:34); hence that one Spirit is shared by the Father and His Son as their Spirit, that is why Paul interchanges this by saying, “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); that one Spirit the Father gives us as the Spirit of His Son, “And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father” (Galatians 4:6); it is that one Spirit, as an integral inner part of Christ, that He breathed out to His disciples, “And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost” (John 20:22); that one Spirit of Christ, as an integral part of Christ, when in us, is Christ Himself, for “Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty” (2 Corinthians 3:17); and as the Father and Son share that one Spirit, when that one Spirit is in us, Father and Son are in us, for Christ said: “If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him” (John 14:23). Sadly, the trinity destroys all this truth!

How many Gods are there? There is Only one God. This is an incontrovertible biblical truth. Both the Old and the New Testaments declare this fact in unmistakable language: Deuteronomy 6:4; Mark 12:29; 1 Corinthians 8:6. That there is One God, every single person who holds the Bible as supreme authority acknowledges this truth. The one true God is the Father. He is the supreme authority and the source of all things and all persons. “… there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things …” (1 Corinthians 8:6).

Jesus is the literal Son of the one true God, brought forth from God, He originated from the same "substance" or being of God, but became, when He was begotten, a separate, independent, self-existing being, inheriting from His Father all the attributes and powers of divinity. The Son is, always has been and ever will be subject to the authority of His Father, the only true God (John 17:3; 1 Corinthians 15:27-28).


Christ in us by His Spirit

In conclusion, I leave you with the following Scriptures to help you determine who you’ll serve and worship. Will it be the One true God and His only Begotten Son or Baal, a false god?

1 Kings 18:21 NASB

Elijah came near to all the people and said, “ How long will you hesitate between two opinions? If the LORD is God, follow Him; but if Baal [false god], follow him.”

𝐍𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐋𝐨𝐫𝐝 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐒𝐩𝐢𝐫𝐢𝐭:and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. (2 Corinthians 3:17)

I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭 𝐥𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐭𝐡 𝐢𝐧 𝐦𝐞:and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. (Galatians 2:20)

And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the 𝐒𝐩𝐢𝐫𝐢𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐒𝐨𝐧 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐬, crying, Abba, Father. (Galatians 4:6)

[9] 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. [10] And 𝐢𝐟 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭 𝐛𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐲𝐨𝐮, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. (Romans 8:9-10)