A short answer about the third person/personality of divinity

Please read the Chapman letter, MR14 No 1107, p176-180.

In short, Chapman wrote to EGW saying that the Holy Spirit is not Christ as the brethren (pioneers) believed, and EGW wrote back to Bro Chapman asking him to be in harmony with this teaching, i.e. THE HOLY SPIRIT IS CHRIST HIMSELF.

So how is it that they all including EGW agreed that the Holy Spirit is Christ?

The simple answer is that a spirit is the person/personality/character/power/presence of the one who possesses that spirit. What the spirit does, hears, says, feels, etc. that is the one who possesses the spirit, not another being equal to and separate from the possessor of the spirit (which would be spiritualism, yes trinitarianism is based on the same platform as spiritualism, i.e. that a spirit is a being equal to, independent of and separate from its possessor).

Further, the Spirit of God, after the cross had a role/person/personality/presence/power that never existed before then. It was the promised Spirit that dwells in believers ONLY, which is Christ in us, hence the third personality/person of divinity. Notice that, although the Spirit of God was there throughout the OT in all the prophets, yet the prophets having themselves the same Spirit, promised the Spirit to come. Why would the Spirit come if the Spirit is already with the prophets?

The answer is, prior to Christ’s first advent (i.e. incarnation), there never existed a fully divine and fully human being in the universe. God did not create such from the beginning. It was made necessary by the fall of man, to save man from sin. It is by this, combination of two forms of existence to form one being, a god-human, that we are saved by being transformed into the same, i.e. partaking of divinity (2 Peter 1:4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature…), to be called the sons of God (Galatians 4:4-6). The Spirit of the Son of God (which Christ received from his Father, the GREAT SOURCE OF ALL) who is the Son of Man is the third person/personality/officework/role of divinity.

Thus Christ had to present himself before the Father and be accepted by the Father as a human, before the Spirit, the life of his life, could be sent to us. That’s a different role never played by the Spirit ever before. That’s why all references to the third person by EGW relate to baptism and sanctification in the Christian life, never before that.

“Christ gives them the life of His life. The Holy Spirit puts forth its highest energies to work in mind and heart. Through the grace given us we may achieve victories which, because of our defects of character and the smallness of our faith, may have seemed to us impossible.” {HP 62.4}

This is the message of righteousness by faith that the church rejected and has failed to understand to this date. Rejection of the righteousness by faith message led the church down the trinity route, beginning with the alpha of apostacy, pantheism (by the way both pantheism and the trinity uphold spiritualism, the idea that a spirit of a being is another being equal to, separate from, independent of and of the same nature as the possessor of the spirit. That’s why the pioneers referred to trinitarians as spiritualisers (James White, The Day Star, January 24, 1846)).


For more please watch this video.

Discrepancies concerning the Holy Spirit – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REQLBAnsl7c

Matthew 28:19 and the Holy Spirit – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cd07PSHU1w4

Allos, heteros and the third person – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V22vsTSzTtY

Thoughts on Matthew 28:19 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBhjc3JGeyk

Thoughts on the word Elohim – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYbWLYpyI_M

Also check out this article: https://sdawebsites.net/theos-resources/pdf/putting-the-pieces-together.pdf

Happy to discuss more.

God bless you all.

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