Advent Pioneers clearly understood the identity of Holy Spirit

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“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, Christ And His Righteousness, pp. 19-24. 1890

“The Spirit of God is spoken of in the Scriptures as God’s representative- the power by which he works, the agency by which all things are upheld. This is clearly expressed by the Psalmist…Psa. 139:7-10. We learn from this language that when we speak of the Spirit of God we are really speaking of his presence and power.” J. N. Loughborough, Review & Herald, September 13, 1898

“We learn from this language that when we speak of the Spirit of God we are really speaking of his presence and power.” (J. N. Loughborough, Review and Herald, September 20, 1898)

“The Saviour is our Comforter. This I have proved Him to be.” (E.White, 8MR 49)

“The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Christ, which is sent to all men to give them sufficiency, that through His grace we might be complete in Him.” – (E.G. White, 14 Manuscript Releases, p. 84)

“They have one God and one Saviour; and one Spirit–THE SPIRIT OF CHRIST–is to bring unity into their ranks.” (E.G.White, Testimonies, Vol.9 p.189)

“The impartation of the Spirit is the impartation of the life of Christ.” DA 80

“Christ gives them the breath of His own Spirit, the life of His own life.” MH 159

The Holy Spirit, which proceeds from the only-begotten Son of God, binds the human agent, body, soul, and spirit, to the perfect, divine-human nature of Christ. This union is represented by the union of the vine and the branches. Finite man is united to the manhood of Christ. Through faith human nature is assimilated with Christ’s nature. We are made one with God in Christ. 1SM 251.1

“The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God; it is also the Spirit of Christ. It is that divine, mysterious emanation through which they carry forward their great and infinite work.” (Uriah Smith, GC Bulletin, March 18, 1891, pp. 146,147)
“Here we find that the Holy Spirit is both the Spirit of God and the Spirit of Christ.” (E. J. Waggoner, Christ and His Righteousness, p. 23, 1890) 

Compiled by Adam Pearce

 


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