The Omega of Apostasy
There is becoming a popular teaching these days that the Holy Spirit is not a personality or person. It is true that the Adventist pioneers did not believe that the Holy Spirit is a third being, and it appears that even Ellen White in her earlier years did not reflect the understanding of a third person. However in her later years, her writings do reflect a further understanding concerning the Holy Spirit as a living person.
"The very last deception of Satan will be to make of none effect the testimony of the Spirit of (Elohim)." 1 Selected Messages p. 48
The testimony from the spirit of prophecy states, "There are three living persons of the heavenly trio; in the name of these three great powers--the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit--those who receive (Messiah) by living faith are baptized, and these powers will co-operate with the obedient subjects of heaven in their efforts to live the new life in (Messiah)." Evangelism p. 615
In the original hand-written manuscript Ellen White crossed out persons, and put personalities, which means basically the same thing, the only difference is that the word "personalities" has a wider application of meanings, which those who wish to deny the existence of the third person as a being like to use. But we still cannot get around "three living" and "trio".
Look up the word "three" it cannot be misconstrued to mean "two". Not only does this "make of none effect" Ellen Whites writings, but it also makes of none effect plain logic, two would actually mean three, and ten could mean eight etc..
Many think that the word "Trinity" means "three" but this is not the case! Look it up in Noah Webster's 1828 American Dictionary, it means "one", or a tri-unity, in other words one with three aspects or parts. But the word "Trio" means, "A concert of three persons." Concert means, a working together.
Another way in which these advocates make of none effect the testimony of the Spirit of Elohim is when they misconstrue the following statement.
"We need to realize that the Holy Spirit, who is as much a person as God is a person, is walking through these grounds." Evangelism p. 616
They misconstrue and make of none effect what she in the plainest of speech is trying to say. They misconstrue this sentence to mean that the Father is the one walking through these grounds. If this were true we would all be burned up, because of His brightness, even now "Clouds and darkness are round about Him." Psalm 97:2, so that we are not slain because of His brightness.
"The sinners of Zion are afraid; fearfulness hath surprised the hypocrites. Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings? Isaiah 33:14 (the answer is in the following verses)
"The Holy Spirit is a person." Evangelism p. 616, which they misconstrue to mean that the Holy Spirit is a person all right, but its the Fathers person. This is not so because the Scripture states that the Holy Spirit "maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of El." Romans 8:27. Please notice that the Holy Spirit does not make intercession according to its own will, which would be the case if the Holy Spirit were the Fathers person, and that would make no sense for the Father to make intercession to Himself! So not only does this make of none effect the plain statements from the spirit of prophecy, but it makes of none effect the Scriptures!
"The Holy Spirit has a personality, else He could not bear witness to our spirits and with our spirits that we are the children of God. He must also be a divine person, else He could not search out the secrets which lie hidden in the mind of God." Evangelism p. 617 (The original sacred names and titles were not restored according to Matthew 17:11 & Isaiah 58:12)
To deny these plain statements of what they are trying to say in plain speech is to "make of none effect the testimony of the Spirit" of Elohim. Which is the last deception of Satan.
"We are to co-operate with the three highest powers in heaven,--the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost,--and these powers will work through us, making us workers together with (Elohim)." Evangelism p. 617
To deny the existence of the Holy Spirit as the third person is not the only thing that makes of none effect the testimony of the Spirit of Elohim, but also the many statements in the writings of Ellen White in regard to new light, when we say that Ellen White had all the light, we make of none effect those statements when we refuse to "walk in the light, as He is in the light." I John 1:7.
The bottom line is that we are not converted when we try and misconstrue what someone else is trying in plain speech to say, and wrest their words, and the reason I say this, is because it is dishonesty. "Thou shalt not bare false witness." Ex. 20:16 When you lie, or accept lies, know that your father is the Devil.
When we use Ellen White as a blockade or barrier to keep the flock from advancing in new light, that is truth and sustained by Scripture, you will not admit it, but you are making of none effect those statements she made about new light. They do the work of Satan, as do the Jesuits, "Oh, that all could get a view of it as (Elohim) revealed it to me, that they might know more of the wiles of Satan and be on their guard! I saw that Satan was at work in these ways to distract, deceive, and draw away (Elohim's) people, just now in this sealing time. I saw some who were not standing stiffly for present truth. Their knees were trembling, and their feet sliding, because they were not firmly planted on the truth, and the covering of Almighty (Eloah) could not be drawn over them while they were thus trembling.
"Satan was trying his every art to hold them where they were (no advancing in light), until the sealing was past, until the covering was drawn over (Elohim's) people, and they left without a shelter from the burning wrath of (Elohim), in the seven last plagues." Early Writings p. 44
Satan tries his every art to hold them where they are, he does this by over emphasizing our loyalty to historic Adventism to the point that no new light should come. The original sacred names are truths which even they will amit, but its just not important (according to them). "The clergy will put forth almost superhuman efforts to shut away the light, lest it should shine upon their flocks." Great Controversy p. 607
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