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


The Non-Trinitarian Position
Chapter 3

So what is the position of non-Trinitarian Seventh-day Adventists? First of all they believe that Jesus is the literal Son of God and that He was begotten at some point in eternity, was of the same substance as the Father, and was given all the attributes of the Father, such as Omnipotence and Omniscience. Also that He put His Spirit into the Son and that their Omnipresence is a shared Spirit, which is the reason they can both make their abode in us. The Son was appointed by the Father to be the Creator.

The non-Trinitarian believes there are only two Divine Beings in the Godhead and is why God’s prophet wrote this, “The Father and the Son alone are to be exalted.” {YI, July 7, 1898 par. 2} If the Holy Spirit was a separate and distinct Being like the Father and the Son, wouldn’t He be worthy of exaltation? Sister White has clearly stated that the Holy Spirit is the third person of the Godhead. The shared Omnipresent Spirit of the Father and the Son are as much their person as is their physical presence. She never referred to the Holy Spirit as a Being, only as the third Person.

Finite humans immediately want to believe that Sister White meant another Being like the Father and the Son. This is redefining God, which is an area we are not to go. Our conclusions should only be based on what has been revealed in God’s Word and the Testimony of Jesus, which is the Spirit of Prophecy.

It is only by His Omnipresent Holy Spirit that Christ can be physically in the sanctuary above and by His Spirit with His church on earth. Here is what God’s prophet says in these regards, “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 He is withdrawn from the eye of sense, but His parting promise is fulfilled, "Lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world." Matthew 28:20. While He delegates His power to inferior ministers, His energizing presence is still with His church.” {DA 166.2}

In John 16:27, 28, Jesus explained to the disciples His origin, “For the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God. I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father.” The disciples believed that Jesus truly was the Son of God.

John wrote these verses we just read and is why he was able to write in John 3:16, 17, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.” In order for the Father to send His Son into the world, He had to have a Son to send.

Does the Spirit of Prophecy tell us that Jesus was the begotten Son of God before He came to the earth? We read this from E.G. White, Ms86, August 21, 1910 “Christ was the only begotten Son of God, and Lucifer, that glorious angel, got up a warfare over the matter, until he had to be thrust down to the earth.” So you see, it was the fact that Jesus was the begotten Son of God which caused Satan’s jealousy which led to the war in heaven.

In chapter 4 we want to look at what Jesus meant by another comforter.



CHAPTER 4 - Another Comforter

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