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Tammy Roesch
Keymaster

Hi Sandra, I’m glad you have joined us here!

It is so sad to me, to see so many people accepting this false teaching.  The Spirit of Prophecy is so clear that the Holy Spirit is the THIRD PERSON of the Godhead.

 

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). { Ev 617.2}

Evil had been accumulating for centuries and could only be restrained and resisted by the mighty power of the Holy Spirit, the Third Person of the Godhead, who would come with no modified energy, but in the fullness of divine power. Another spirit must be met; for the essence of evil was working in all ways, and the submission of man to this satanic captivity was amazing. { TM 392.2}

Christ determined that when He ascended from this earth He would bestow a gift on those who had believed on Him and those who should believe on Him. What gift could He bestow rich enough to signalize and grace His ascension to the mediatorial throne? It must be worthy of His greatness and His royalty. He determined to give His representative, the third person of the Godhead. This gift could not be excelled. He would give all gifts in one, and therefore the divine Spirit, converting, enlightening, sanctifying, would be His donation. { ST December 1, 1898, par. 2 }

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. { SpTA10 37.1 }

Over and over again, she makes it clear that there are THREE PERSONS, God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.

The sad thing is Sandra, not once have we ever been successful in changing someones mind, once they have accepted this false teaching.  They cling to it tenaciously. And for the majority who accept it, it CONSUMES them…they think it the #1 subject that EVERYONE MUST understand as they do.  And it is for that reason that we made it a rule here, that we won’t discuss the Holy Spirit from the standpoint of the Anti-Trinitarian viewpoint, as it never goes anywheres but DOWN.  Yet, at the same time, I don’t want to allow that false teaching to stop us from discussing the WONDERFUL and so IMPORTANT doctrine of the Holy Spirit being the Third Person of the Godhead.

I am glad you brought this subject up.  I wish I could give you some hope for reaching your cousin….but…..I’ve never seen it happen where once they accept it, that they are ever able to untangle themselves from the error.