“The reason why the churches are weak and sickly and ready to die is that the enemy has brought influences of a discouraging nature to bear upon trembling souls. He has sought to shut Jesus from their view as the Comforter, as one who reproves, who warns, who admonishes them, saying, “This is the way, walk ye in it.” (Ellen White, Review & Herald, August 26, 1890, also in Reflecting Christ, page 21)
The comforter is Christ himself and the enemy is seeking to keep us from knowing who our comforter is. Many pray for the spirit, but they do not know him. So they pray but cannot receive. They have a misunderstanding of it. Ellen White called the spirit a part of a “heavenly trio”. It is a trio of power. The father is the only God, the son is the one by whom all things are created. The firstborn, the only begotten son of God, and the spirit is the mind, and will of our creator which proceeds from God and is the spirit of the son, and we also have the spirit of God. [1 Cor 2:12-14] for it flows forth from God. It is the power of God. Which is the mind of Christ [1 Cor 2:16]. Christ in you is the hope of glory [Col 1:27]. With the seed of God in you, you will no longer commit known or willful sin, because he cannot commit sin [1 John 3:9], and Christ is that seed. So worship God the creator of heaven and earth [Rev 14:7], the only true God [John 17:3], the one God the father [1 Cor 8:6] and honor his son for in so doing you honor the father. [John 5:23] because he came in his fathers name[John 5:47] and has by inheritance obtained a name[Heb 1:3] And as the word, came forth from God as the only begotten, declared God, and therefore was God[John 1:1-18] Was brought forth by his father before the world began [Pro 8:22-30] and before anything made was made was not created, but all creatures were made by him [Col 1:15-16] Was ordained to be made equal to his father in heaven and earth. [Matt 28:18]. And dwells in us with his father by their spirit. [John 14:23] And freely gives us that spirit that we can partake of the divine nature.[2 Pet1:3-4]. You are invited to have fellowship with us, and truly our fellowship is with the father and his son [1 John 1:3]. And the communion we have is the communion of the Holy Spirit. A trio of power. The father God, his word, and his spirit which proceed forth from him. [1 John 5:7] And these three bear record in heaven. And many “Believeth not the record that God gave his son” [1 John 5:10]
Whosoever abides in the doctrine of Christ has two. Both the father and son. [2 John 1:9]. Truly “There are certain men who crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.[ Jude 4]. Ellen White was not one of them.
“The enemy of souls has sought to bring in the supposition that a great reformation was to take place among Seventh-day Adventists, and that this reformation would consist in giving up the doctrines which stand as the pillars of our faith, and engaging in a process of reorganization. Were this reformation to take place, what would result? The principles of truth that God in His wisdom has given to the remnant church, would be discarded. Our religion would be changed. The fundamental principles that have sustained the work for the last fifty years would be accounted as error. A new organization would be established. Books of a new order would be written. A system of intellectual philosophy would be introduced. The founders of this system would go into the cities, and do a wonderful work. The Sabbath of course, would be lightly regarded, as also the God who created it. Nothing would be allowed to stand in the way of the new movement. The leaders would teach that virtue is better than vice, but God being removed, they would place their dependence on human power, which, without God, is worthless. Their foundation would be built on the sand, and storm and tempest would sweep away the structure.” Selected Messages Book 1-Page 204, 205
The pillars of our faith that were sustained by the pioneers over the 50 years before 1905 are now accounted as error. Books of a new order have been written. A new organization established. And it is definitely a system of intellectual philosophy to believe that 1 equals 3 or 3 equals 1. Because it isn’t common sense. The foundation is built on sand as you can see, and the true God is removed and another stands in his place. They cannot have his spirit because they don’t know what it is. So their dependence is on human power alone. And they don’t like to talk about this doctrine because Satan has sought to destroy any chance at a true understanding of him which would give us “all things that pertain unto life and godliness”. This is eternal life to know God and his son.