Corrective Review of Trinity View 28 May 2019


Book: Putting The Pieces Together The Heavenly Trio

[Content 1. The Heavenly Trio.

“Putting The Pieces Together” article.]


Source for Trinity1: Ellen White: Three Persons of Heavenly Trio

Pragmatically doing the Functions that they agreed upon in the Eternal Covenant should there be sin and salvation should be necessary: Labor Division of the Trinity – Father function will originate, Son function will originate, Holy Spirit as power and person will function in order to carry out the plan of salvation. Each keep their function. Father sent His Son and the Son sent His Spirit. But it is also the Father’s Spirit. And all three are one although they are three.

They are three persons, three attached Godhead because they manifest differently, Father divine bodily person, Christ divine/human bodily person, Holy Spirit divine power person. All three different and yet one God.

They chose their subordinate function among themselves out of unselfishness for the sake of the salvation engine that needed to be effective.

Ellen White Statement in full:

“The Father is all the fullness of the Godhead bodily, and is invisible to mortal sight. The Son is all the fullness of the Godhead manifested. The Word of God declares Him to be “the express image of His person.” “God so loved the world, that He gave His only-begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Here is shown the personality of the Father.


The Comforter that Christ promised to send after He ascended to heaven, is the Spirit in all the fullness of the Godhead, making manifest the power of divine grace to all who receive and believe in Christ as a personal Saviour. 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 Christ 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 Christ.– Special Testimonies, Series B, No. 7, pp. 62, 63. (1905)” {Evangelism, pp. 614, 615}

The heavenly “trio” are: God the Father, His Son Jesus Christ [also God] and the Spirit [also God]. If there is one God and one Lord and one Spirit, then the Father shares God with the Son and with the Spirit. Is the trio then three gods? No. It explicitly calls for one God. The Spirit functions for Himself, for the Father (Romans 8:11 raising Jesus from the dead: Spirit of the Father called here, Spirit of God) and for the Son (Spirit of Christ). They all act DBA “doing business as…” each other.

The Spirit also shares the Lord with the Father and with Christ just as Christ shares the Lord with the Spirit and the Father.

If you pray to any of the three, you are automatically tapped in to the others Who all act DBA unselfishly for each other.

On the surface it appears they are all subordinate and human logic quickly “box Them in”. But there are more texts to consider and each of the trio has a sovereign function different from the others:

Father only knows the date of Jesus’ Coming. Jesus only died on the cross. Spirit only is as a person to play a power function in people on earth and be a Teacher as well.


Romans 8:9-11

What it says is that the Spirit of God is acting through Christ or for Christ. Also that the Spirit of God is acting for the Father and through the Father. The rest of Scripture has texts that the Scripture act also by Himself.

For the Father He raised Christ from the dead. For Christ He saves people from their sins. For Himself He does the rebirth operation of a new heart and as a Writer, writes the Law of God, which they all share, on the hearts of the believer as Jeremiah 31 indicate.


If all the fullness of the Father dwells in Christ and He is representing the Father 100% and if the Spirit is mirroring Christ 100% fully and all Christ’s Godhead is dwelling in the Spirit, then they are all full of the Godhead and a Trio and three persons unselfishly mirroring each other 100%.

Ellen White Source on the Spirit that quickens

“It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing; the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.” Christ is not here referring to his doctrine, but to his person, the divinity of his character.” {E. G. White, Review and Herald, April 5, 1906 par. 12}


John 6:63 in context

John is speaking that when Christ will ascend in heaven, the promised Spirit by permission from the Father will be sent by Christ to the disciples: when then you may see the Son of Man ascend where He was before (verse 62) the [Holy Spirit, other person] is the One accomplishing/doing/making Life, the flesh profits absolutely nothing, the utterances that I spoke unto you, is spirit and life”.

Why? Because by the Holy Spirit is the Editor of the Bible and He resurrected Christ, and He was at Creation, and He can give life and He leads to Christ as the source of Salvation Who then approaches the Father for the final link, all instantaneously without delay.

Christ main point is not His doctrine, say EGW, it is His divine Character and Person. He is no ordinary human being. His disciples need to wake up. This does not cancel the Holy Spirit. See John 14.


So when Christ was talking about the Spirit, He was actually referring “to his person, the divinity of his character”! We saw earlier that this is also called “his own divine mind” and “his divine nature.” How easy it is to harmonize the Testimonies when we allow them to be their own key!


From the same source: page 9 paragraph 4


“The Holy Spirit, which proceeds from the only begotten Son of God, binds the human agent, body, soul, and spirit, to the perfect, divine-human nature of Christ. This union is represented by the union of the vine and the branches. Finite man is united to the manhood I of Christ. Through faith human nature is assimilated with Christ's nature. We are made one with God in Christ.”


We link by faith to the Spirit and by the Spirit we link with Christ and by Christ we link with the Father.


Ellen White source: Holy Spirit as Person

“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 616.