It is claimed that Ellen White became a Trinitarian before writing the Desire of Ages and hence is supposedly a Trinitarian book. And since the Desire of Ages is actually full of non-Trinitarian quotes, this proves undeniable deception.
Note the following quotes and the comment behind each one. Every one of these quotes below are non-Trinitarian. So this is yet another lie we are being told. SDA’s really need to wake up before it is to late.
“All things Christ received from God, but He took to give. So in the heavenly courts, in His ministry for all created beings: through the beloved Son, the Father’s life flows out to all; through the Son it returns, in praise and joyous service, a tide of love, to the great Source of all.” — (Desire Of Ages, p. 21) — Christ received everything from His Father including His life.
“The dedication of the first-born had its origin in the earliest times. God had promised to give the First-born of heaven to save the sinner.” — (Desire of Ages, p. 51) — Jesus was the Son of God before He came to Earth. The trinity doctrine teaches all three are one god and that the Father sent Himself to die playing the role of the Son.
“Satan well knew the position that Christ had held in heaven as the Beloved of the Father. That the Son of God should come to this earth as a man filled him with amazement and with apprehension. He could not fathom the mystery of this great sacrifice.” — (Desire of Ages, p. 115) — Same comment as above.
“While Jesus ministers in the sanctuary above, He is still by His Spirit the minister of the church on earth. He is withdrawn from the eye of sense, but His parting promise is fulfilled, “Lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world.” Matt. 28:20. While He delegates His power to inferior ministers, His energizing presence is still with His church.” — (Desire of Ages, p. 166) — It is the Holy Spirit of Christ here on Earth working in us, not another being as per the trinity doctrine which is Satan’s counterfeit for the Godhead.
“The Saviour had spoken through all the prophets. “The Spirit of Christ which was in them” “testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow.” — (Desire of Ages, p. 234) — The Holy Spirit in the Old Testament was also the Holy Spirit of Christ and not another literal being as per the trinity doctrine.
“It was Gabriel, the angel next in rank to the Son of God, who came with the divine message to Daniel.” — (Desire of Ages, p. 234) — The Holy Spirit should be the highest being next to the Son of God according to the trinity doctrine, but not so.
“When He should come forth from the tomb, their sorrow would be turned to joy. After His ascension He was to be absent in person; but through the Comforter He would still be with them, and they were not to spend their time in mourning.” — (Desire of Ages, p. 278) — Christ by His Holy Spirit is the Comforter, not another being as per the trinity doctrine. Note also: “This refers to the omnipresence of the Spirit of Christ, called the Comforter.” — (E.G. White, 14MR 179.2)
“In the beginning, the Father and the Son had rested on the Sabbath after their work of Creation.” — (Desire of Ages, p. 769) — The trinity doctrine teaches that the word “us” in Genesis 1:26 is the Father, Son and Holy Spirit as three beings that are only one. But it was only the Father and Son which Scripture also reveals.
“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. He was committing to them a most sacred trust, and He desired to impress them with the fact that without the Holy Spirit this work could not be accomplished.” — (Desire of Ages, p. 805) — The Holy Spirit given by Christ to His disciples and at Pentecost was His own Spirit. Not another literal being as per the trinity doctrine. John 20:22 quoted.
“Christ gives them the breath of His own spirit, the life of His own life. The Holy Spirit puts forth its highest energies to work in heart and mind.” — (Desire of Ages, p. 827) — The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Christ, not another being as per the trinity doctrine which was a teaching that begun 348 years after the cross and hence never came from Christ or the disciples. Note also: “The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Christ, which is sent to all men to give them sufficiency,” — (E.G. White, 14MR 84.3)
This is only a small sample of what could be given. Hence the teaching that Ellen White became a Trinitarian by the time she wrote the Desire of Ages is impossible and a deception. Easy to see if your mind is open to the truth.
The deception originates from two misunderstood quotes in the Desire of Ages due to a wrong mind set and ignorance on what else she wrote.
The first is: “In Christ is life, original, unborrowed, underived.” — (Desire of Ages, p. 530). Some assume this means Christ has always existed. But in a later writing of this quote she reveals that is not what she was saying. “He said. In Him was life, original, unborrowed, underived. This life is not inherent in man. He can POSSESS IT ONLY THROUGH CHRIST. He cannot earn it; IT IS GIVEN HIM as a free gift if he will believe in Christ as His personal Saviour.” — (E.G. White, ST, April 8, 1897)
Note this original, unborrowed and underived life can also be given to man. The life of Christ was original, unborrowed and underived as it was given to Him by His Father. “For as the Father has life in Himself; so has He given to the Son to have life in Himself;” John 5:26. If Jesus had always existed alongside the Father as the Trinity doctrine claims, then God could not have given life to His Son as He would have always had life. So the Father gave this life to His Son and through Christ it can be given to us also. So this is NOT a Trinitarian quote as some have assumed.
The second is: “Sin could be resisted and overcome ONLY through the mighty agency of the third person [Spirit Of Christ] of the Godhead,” — (E.G. White, Desire of Ages, 671.2). Parentheses added.
Who is the third person who is the “ONLY” one who can overcome sin in you?
“There is no power in you apart from CHRIST, but it is your privilege to have Christ abiding in your heart by faith, and HEcan OVERCOME SIN in you, when you cooperate with His efforts.” — (E.G. White, OHC, 76.5)
“With HIS SPIRIT CHRIST sends a reconciling influence and a power that TAKES away SIN.” — (E.G. White, RH, May 19, 1904)
“They have ONE God and ONE Saviour; and ONE Spirit–the Spirit of Christ—is to bring unity into their ranks.” — (E.G. White, 9T 189.3, 1909)
THIRD PERSON = ONE + ONE + ONE = “the Spirit of Christ.”
“We want the HOLY SPIRIT, which is JESUS CHRIST.” — (E.G. White, Lt66, April 10, 1894)
Hence Ellen White was referring to Christ by His Spirit. So again this is a non-Trinitarian quote. She could not have written a book that had both Trinitarian and non-Trinitarian quotes to state the obvious.
NOTE: God raised the Adventist Church as non-Trinitarian. The Trinity doctrine was slowly brought into the Adventist Church long AFTER the death of Ellen White and the pioneers by a suspected Jesuit who is also a known Freemason.
The idea of the Holy Spirit as another being was Satan’s idea so he could get worship for his creation.
The real truth is that the “Holy Spirit” is the power and presence of God and of Christ which can function independently of themselves like a third (but not a literal third) and is how “They” represent “Themselves” where they are not personally present.