For Seventh Day Adventists- The Trinity and The Holy Spirit In EGW Writings

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How did this trinity doctrine enter the Adventist church, when the pioneers clearly rejected it? We can thank a Mr LeRoy Froom for that. Who some claim was a Roman Catholic Jesuit infiltrate. Please see THIS VIDEO concerning LeRoy Froom.

Just look at what LeRoy Froom said concerning the Holy Spirit due to the sheer lack of support for the trinity in the writings of our pioneers …“I was compelled to search out a score of valuable books written by men outside of our faith–those previously noted–for initial clues and suggestions.” (Movement of Destiny, page 322) … So LeRoy Froom went to the writings of the churches of Babylonfor ‘information’ on the trinity! And he brought the teachings of Babylon into the Adventist church. Yet the truth is so clear if you have eyes to see.

Look at this VISION FROM GOD, written by Ellen Harmon in 1846 … “And I saw those who rose up with Jesus send up their faith to Jesus in the Holiest, and praying, Father give us thy spirit. Then Jesus would breathe on them the Holy Ghost. In the breath was light, power and much love, joy and peace.” (The Day Star, March 14, 1846, Par.1)

As already noted at the top of this page, we showed you that in Revelation 5, John sees a vision of the throne of God, with a Lamb that has ‘seven eyes’, which are the ‘seven Spirits of God’. This is clearly a reference to the Holy Spirit that Jesus HAS to send to the world. And did you know that even the Seventh-day Adventist Commentary refers to those ‘seven Spirits of God’ as the Holy Spirit? The Commentary even cross references this with the Comforter in John 14 and 15! So the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Christ! Not a separate third being!

Also Read What Is The Holy Spirit?

And what did Ellen White say about Revelation 5?“The fifth chapter of Revelation needs to be closely studied. It is of great importance to those who shall act a part in the work of God for these last days.” (Ellen White, The General Conference Bulletin, 1st June, 1909)

We often hear Seventh-day Adventist leaders quote the few Ellen White quotes which state ‘three persons’ and ‘three highest powers’. And they camp on these statements as if Ellen White had nothing else to say on this subject. They do the same as non Adventists who camp on the few quotes concerning ‘hell’ and ‘the sabbath’ and ‘the law’ etc. And ignore the vast other Biblical and Spirit of Prophecy quotes which confirm otherwise. But when you read the many other quotes from Ellen White (some you can see from the link below), you will clearly see that Ellen White was referring to the Holy Spirit being a ‘personality’ of Jesus, and NOT a separate literal being. Let’s take a look at her quotes:

“we need to realize that the Holy Spirit, who is as much a person as God is a person, is WALKING through these grounds, UNSEEN by human eyes; that the Lord God is our Keeper and Helper. He hears every word we utter and knows every thought of the mind.” (Ellen G. White, Sermons and Talks Volume 2, pp. 136-137, 1899)

So who exactly is this ‘UNSEEN PERSON WALKING’ on earth with us?

CHRIST WALKS UNSEEN through our streets. With messages of mercy He comes to our homes.” (Ellen G. White, The Ministry of Healing, p. 107)

“How few realize that JESUS, UNSEEN, is WALKING by their side! How ashamed many would be to hear His voice speaking to them, and to know that He heard all their foolish, common talk!” (Ellen G. White, 14 MR 125.3)

It is Jesus, through HIS Spirit whom is unseen and walking by our sides on earth!

“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.” – (Special Testimonies, Series A, No. 10, p. 37, 1897) – Evangelism p. 617

Who is this ‘third person’ who can help us overcome sin and hold evil in check?

“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)

“When trials overshadow the soul, remember the words of Christ, remember that He is an unseen presence in the person of the Holy Spirit.” – (E.G. White, DG 185.2, 1897)

“With HIS Spirit, CHRIST sends a reconciling influence and a power that TAKES away SIN.” (Ellen G. White, Review and Herald, May 19, 1904)

“The words that I speak unto you, they are SPIRIT, and they are life (John 6:57, 63). Christ is not here referring to His doctrine, but to HIS person, the divinity of His character.” (E.G.White, 1 Selected Messages, p.249)

Christ took human nature that men might be one with Him as He is one with the Father, that God may love man as He loves His only-begotten Son, that men may be partakers of the divine nature, and be complete in Him. 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.” (E.G.White, Selected Messages 1, p.250)

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)

“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 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.”(E.G.White, Manuscript Releases, vol.14, p.23)

“He [Jesus] gives them His Holy Spirit, the manifestation of His presence and favor.” – (E.G. White, 9T 230.3, 1909)

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So if we put these quotes together, rather than taking one on it’s own, we are able to gain a clear understanding of what Mrs White actually meant. That the ‘third person’ of the Godhead is in fact the ‘personality and presence’ of Jesus Christ through HIS Spirit. And NOT a separate physical being. Ellen White sent letters to Dr. Kellogg due to his ‘new’ belief concerning the Godhead and support for the trinity especially. Look at what she said ….

‘You are not definitely clear on the personality of God, which is everything to us as a people. You have virtually destroyed the Lord God Himself.’(Ellen G. White, Letter 300, 1903)

Your ideas are so mystical that they are destructive to the real substance, and the minds of some are becoming confused in regard to the foundation of our faith. If you allow your mind to become thus diverted, you will give a wrong mold to the work that has made us what we are – Seventh-day Adventists.’ (Ellen G. White, Letter 52, 1903)

And let’s back this up from two of our other pioneers …

‘The doctrine of the Trinity which was established in the church by the council of Nice, A.D. 325. This doctrine destroys the personality of God, and his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.’ (J.N. Andrews, Review and Herald, March 6, 1855, p. 185)

‘Here we might mention the Trinity, which does away [with] the personality of God, and of his Son Jesus Christ.’ (James White, Review and Herald, December 11, 1855)

“The Father and the Son alone are to be exalted.” – (E.G. White, The Youth’s Instructor, July 7, 1898)

“Truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.” (1 John 1:3)

If you would like to take this study further and find out more, then I would highly recommend reading IS THE TRINITY BIBLICAL, which reveals MANY MORE truths regarding the Holy Spirit and the trinity doctrine. See also pagan origins of the trinity doctrine. Also see the following videos.

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