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Defending the TRUE Godhead
Exposing Satan's Greatest Deception on God's Remnant Church


Is the Holy Spirit a Third Being
or the Spirit of Christ?
Chapter 17-40

The Trinity doctrine claims the Holy Spirit is a third being, while SOP teaches that 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. Or to put it another way to make sure this is clear. The Holy Spirit is the presence and power of the Father manifested through Jesus Christ His only begotten son. And hence Ellen Whites states many times that the “The HOLY SPIRIT is the SPIRIT of CHRIST,” — (E.G. White, 14MR, p. 84)

With this in mind, answer each of the following and you will have the correct answer to this question many times over.

We know the Comforter is the Holy Spirit. So which lines up with SOP? A third being or the SOP which says it is the Spirit of Christ?

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

“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.” — (E.G. White, 19MR 297.3)

We know the SPIRIT OF TRUTH is the Holy Spirit. So which lines up with SOP? A third being or the SOP which says it is the Spirit of Christ?

“JESUS comes to you as the SPIRIT OF TRUTH;” — (E.G. White, 2MR 337.1)

“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)

We know the Holy Spirit is sent to REPRESENT Christ. So which lines up with SOP? A third being or the SOP which says it is the Spirit of Christ?

“CHRIST has left HIS HOLY SPIRIT to be HIS REPRESENTATIVE in the world,” — (E.G. White, Lt84, October 22, 1895)

“The Holy Spirit is the SPIRIT OF CHRIST; it is HIS REPRESENTATIVE.” — (E.G. White, 13MR 313.3, 1895)

We know the Holy Spirit was breathed on the disciples. So which lines up with SOP? A third being or the SOP which says it was the Spirit of Christ?

“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.” — (E.G. White, DOA, p. 805)

We know the Holy Spirit was given at Pentecost. So which lines up with SOP? A third being or the SOP which says it was the Spirit of Christ?

“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.” — (E.G. White, AA, 49.2)

We know SOP calls the Holy Spirit a person. So which lines up with SOP? A third being or the SOP which says it is the Spirit of Christ?

“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)

We know the Holy Spirit is the third person. So which lines up with SOP? A third being or the SOP which says it is the Spirit of Christ?

“They have ONE God and ONE Saviour; and ONE Spirit--the Spirit of Christ--” — (E.G. White, 9T 189.3, 1909)

“We want the HOLY SPIRIT, which is JESUS CHRIST.” — (E.G. White, Lt66, April 10, 1894)

We know SOP says “SIN could be resisted and overcome ONLY through the mighty agency of the THIRD PERSON of the Godhead,” — (E.G. White, DOA, 671.2). So which lines up with SOP? A third being or the SOP which says it is the Spirit of Christ?

“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.” — (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)

We know SOP calls the Holy Spirit a POWER. So which lines up with SOP? A third being or the SOP which says it is the Spirit of Christ?

“CHRIST has given HIS SPIRIT as a divine POWER.” — (E.G. White, RH, November 19, 1908)

We are told not to GRIEVE the Holy Spirit. So which lines up with SOP? A third being or the SOP which says it is the Spirit of Christ?

“O, how we GRIEVE the pure, HOLY SPIRIT OF CHRIST with our defiling sins!” — (E.G. White, RH, July 5, 1898)

The trinity doctrine claims the Holy Spirit a third co-equal being. So which lines up with SOP? The Father and Son and a third being or the SOP which says it is ONLY the Father and Son?

“The Father and the Son ALONE are to be exalted.” — (E.G. White, YI, July 7, 1898)

“God and Christ ALONE know what the souls of men have cost.” — (E.G. White, ST, January 13, 1909)
“The ONLY Being who was one with God lived the law in humanity, descended to the lowly life of a common laborer, and toiled at the carpenter's bench with His earthly parent.” — (E.G. White, ST, October 14, 1897)

So Ellen White was 100% consistent in all that she wrote. She wrote, “The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Christ,” — (14MR 84.3) and so 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 she reveals over and over again that there are only two beings in the Godhead.
So we find it is impossible for the Holy Spirit to be a third being. SOP identifies two beings ALONE and constantly reveals the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Christ in every way. Why the confusion? Because most have failed to notice that Ellen White called the Spirit of Christ a person and was not referring to a literal person.




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