The GODHEAD vs. The TRINITY: Whom Do We Worship?


Could it be that many Seventh-day Adventists are ignorantly worshipping the same God that they are told not to worship in the third angel’s message, the god of the beast power? Are we calling the true Godhead by the name of a false god?  What god are we worshipping today?  (Note: this is not saying the SDA church is Babylon, but that,  like Israel of old, it could be worshipping a false god.)

How long halt ye between two opinions? If the LORD be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him.” 1 Kings 18:21.  Are these words of Elijah applicable today?

“Godhead” is the term used in the NT that describes the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  The word for “God” in the OT Hebrew is “Elohim”.  It means “Gods” in the plural. This is clearly seen in the following Scriptures:
Gen. 1:26: “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.”
Gen. 11:7: “Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.”
Isaiah 6:8: “Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?
These verses show that the Godhead consists of more than one divine Being. There is a unity in the Godhead. The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit work together in loving harmony.


THE FATHER:   Psalms 106:48:  ”Blessed be the LORD God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting: and let all the people say, Amen.”
1Timothy 1:17:  “Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.”
These verses tell us that God the Father is Eternal.  If He is eternal, then He has no beginning, no end.

THE SON:   Micah 5:2:But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.
    John 1:1,2,14:  “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. 14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.”
Matthew 1:23:Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.”
              These Scriptures show us that Jesus is God. Being God Jesus is Eternal. If He is eternal, then He has no beginning, no end.

THE HOLY SPIRIT:   Acts 5:3,4:But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land?”  ”Why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God.”
         Hebrews 9:14:How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?”
These verses tell us that the Holy Spirit is Eternal. If He is eternal, then He has no beginning, no end.

Thus, the Godhead is composed of three eternal (no beginning, no end) Beings:  The Father, The Son, The Holy Spirit.

Matthew 3:16,17: “And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: And lo a voice from heaven (the Father), saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”
Here we see Jesus on the Earth itself, the Holy Spirit in the sky above the earth, and the Father in Heaven above both the earth and sky.  The Bible shows us three distinct Beings.

2) 1 Corinthians 12:4-6:  “Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.  And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord.  And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.”
According to their office, the Father does things that the Son does not do, and visa versa. The Holy Spirit does things that neither the Father nor the Son do. Yet all three are in “one accord” and we need all three for our salvation.

3) Isaiah 48:16: “Come ye near unto me, hear ye this; I have not spoken in secret from the beginning; from the time that it was, there am I: and now the Lord GOD, and his Spirit, hath sent Me.”  Here the Heavenly Trio is clearly seen in the Old Testament. But they are more clearly seen in the NT as the next four verses show:

4) 2 Corinthians 13:14:  “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.”

5) 1 Peter 1:2:  “Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.”

6) Revelation 1:4,5:  “Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come (the Father); and from the seven Spirits (the Holy Spirit) which are before his throne; And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth.”

7) Matt. 28:19:  “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.”
The Godhead is composed of three separate, DISTINCT, eternal Beings.

Many will agree with the above statements about the Godhead and think that they are describing the Trinity as well.  But the Trinity is a strangely different concept about God.

The term “Trinity” is nowhere found in the Bible and is thus an unscriptural term.  The theological definition of the Trinity was painstakingly arrived at in the creeds formulated by the Roman Catholic Church.  The term as defined by the Roman Catholic Church is subscribed to by all Protestant churches who teach the Trinity.  Those who developed the term have the sole right to define the term.

The “correct” definition for Trinity:
(a) God is One yet at the same time He is three Persons. (The word “Persons” does not mean what we think it means. See point “e”.)
(b) The One means one nature, essence, or being, which or who is essentially the Father.
(c) God and His nature are synonymous.
(d) The Oneness is not generic based on likeness, but rather is numeric based on sameness.
(e) “Three persons” does not mean “persons” as we normally understand the word, but means three expressions, extensions, manifestations, or modes otherwise theologically called hypostases.
(f) The Person of the Son is begotten from the Father by an eternal generation, a never ending process. This is compared to the rays of the sun that are never separated from the sun itself.
(g) The Holy Spirit proceeds from the Father through the Son by a mediate procession.
(h) The Three Persons are truly distinct from each other by virtue of the processes of filiation and spiration, which however, does not make them separate Entities with independent self consciousness.
(i) The Father is neither begotten nor does He proceed from anyone else since He is the Source from which all else flows.
(j) Although the Son and the Spirit are derived from the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit are co-eternal and co-equal with the Father. (Notice: these “co-words” are code-words for the Trinity.)
(k) The theological word which explains the Trinity is consubstantiality (homoousios), which means more than one person inhabit the same substance without division or separation.

    The term and concept of the Trinity, first introduced by theologians in the third century, was catapulted into the limelight at the Council of Nicaea, 325 AD.  The Emperor Constantine gathered the religious leaders of the world in an effort to achieve unity on the nature of the Godhead.  Instead it caused a controversy which has never ceased.  We quote now from Truth Triumphant, by SDA theologian Benjamin Wilkinson.
     “Assembling under the sanction of a united church and state, that famous gathering commanded the submission of believers to new doctrines.  The burning question of the decades succeeding the Council of Nicaea was how to state the relations of the Three Persons of the Godhead: Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. The Council had decided, and the papacy had appropriated the decision as its own.  The personalities of the Trinity were not confounded, and the substance was not divided.  The Roman clergy claimed that Christianity had found in the Greek word homoousios (in English, consubstantiality) an appropriate term to express this relationship.
   “Then the papal party proceeded to call those who would not subscribe to this teaching, Arians, while they took to themselves the title of Trinitarians. An erroneous charge was circulated that all who were called Arians believed that Christ was a created being. This stirred up the indignation of those who were not guilty of the charge.
    “It will be interesting to examine for a moment this word, this term, which has split many a church and has caused many a sincere Christian to be burned at the stake. In English the word is ‘consubstantial,‘ connoting that more than one person inhabit the same substance without division or separation.  The original term in Greek is homoousios, from homos, meaning ‘identical,’ and ousia, the word for ‘being.’
    “However, a great trouble arose, since there are two terms in Greek of historical fame. The first homos, meaning ‘identical,’ and the second, homoios, meaning ‘similar’ or ‘like unto,’ had both of them a stormy history.  The spelling of these words is much alike. The difference in meaning, when applied to the Godhead, is bewildering to simple-hearted believers.  Nevertheless, those who would think in terms of homoiousian, or ‘similar,’ instead of homoousian, or ‘identical,’ were promptly labeled as heretics and Arians by the clergy.”  Wilkinson, Truth Triumphant, pp. 91,92.

The papal view of the Trinity was forced upon the world. The trinity doctrine became the centerpiece of its whole theology.  This apostasy occurred during the Pergamos church period of Revelation 2, the time of the “falling away” that Paul prophesied would come (2 Thess. 2:3) when the church (Balaam) would join itself with the state
(Balac), sell off the truth for worldly fame, power, and riches, and allow false pagan doctrines to march into the ”elevated” church.  Thus, the false Trinity concept originated in the very time period that the original great church apostasy was prophesied to take place.

The following illustration of the Trinity is taken from My Catholic Faith, by Father Louis LaRavoire Morrow, p. 32.  It has been a very popular catechism among Roman Catholics.

The Trinity Illustrated
       This illustration shows why the concept of the Trinity is false–the Son and Holy Spirit have a beginning.  Also, since they have the same substance, they are not eternal.  Instead, they are strangely labeled as “co-eternal”.

   Quoting from My Catholic Faith, p. 31: 

“1. This is the simplest way by which the distinct origin of each Divine Person has been explained:  God is a spirit, and the first act of a Spirit is to know and understand God, knowing Himself from all eternity brings forth the knowledge of Himself, His own image.  This was not a mere thought, as our knowledge of ourselves would be, but a Living Person, of the same substance and one with the Father. This is God the Son. Thus the Father ‘begets’ the Son, the Divine Word, the Wisdom of the Father….
     “2. God the Father, seeing His own Image in the Son, loves the Son; and God the Son loves the Father from all eternity.  Each loves the other, because each sees in the other the Infinity of the Godhead, the beauty of Divinity, the Supreme Truth of God.  The two Persons loving each other do not just have a thought, as human beings would have, but from Their mutual love is breathed forth, as it were, a Living Person, one with Them, and of Their own substance.  This is God the Holy Ghost. Thus the Holy Ghost, the Spirit of Love, ‘proceeds’ from the Father and the Son.
     “3. But we are not to suppose that once God the Father begot the Son and now no longer does so, nor that once the love of the Father and the Son for each other breathed forth the Holy Ghost, but now no longer does.  These truths are eternal, everlasting.
    “God the Father eternally knows Himself, and continues to know Himself, and thus continues to bring forth the Son.  God the Father and God the Son continue to love each other, and their delight in each other continues to bring forth the Spirit of Love, God the Holy Ghost.  In a similar way, fire has light and color.  As long as there is fire, it continues to produce light.  As long as there is fire with light, there is produced color.  But all three exist at one and the same time.”
           This shocking description of the origin of the Godhead is even more graphically described in the official Catholic Encyclopedia.  Is it any wonder that such a philosophical idol, the Trinity concept, would breed so much sexual misconduct within the churches that subscribe to it.

* Father, Son, and Holy Spirit all of one substance.
* Three “Persons” are really not persons, but “manifestations” of one mega-god.
* The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are not “united”, but “triune.”
* Not eternal, but “co-eternal”.
* The Son, and Holy Spirit not self-existent.
* The one mega-God is a spirit without body or parts.

The terms “Trinity” and “triune” have long been established for centuries to describe a false concept of God. Those who recoil from such a concept should never use the term “trinity”, “triune”, or “co-eternal” as a label for the true concept of the Godhead.
When SDA church leaders use these “Trinity” code-words to describe the God we worship, Christians from other fallen denominations (see 2nd Angel’s message) think that we worship the same God that they do–the Catholic concept.   SDA leaders are paid theologians and must know this.  We will see that Gen. Conf. leaders actually do worship the Trinity.  But there is confusion among the membership. Many are not aware of the precise theological definition of the “Trinity” and believe that the Godhead and the Trinity are the same concepts.  Many strenuously hold onto the term, not knowing that they are unwittingly subscribing to a false God.

The Holy Spirit blessed the Bible writers, and Ellen White, and the SDA pioneers to never use the terms “trinity”, “triune”, “co-equal”, or “co-eternal”.


1) Hebrews 1:8,9:  “But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom. Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.”
Here the Father Himself is calling His Son, “O God.” This passage also declares God the Father to be the God of Jesus Christ as well when it says, “therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness…”  One God is speaking to the other God, saying that “thy God” has anointed Him, His Son!  This passage declares plainly there is more than ONE God in the Godhead thereby disproving the Trinity doctrine.

2) 1 John 5:7:  “For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.”

Does this mean there is one single God, or that they are in one accord, in unity?

Let Jesus clarify:  “Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;   That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.
 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me
.” John 17:20-23.

“The unity that exists between Christ and His disciples does not destroy the personality of either.  They are one in purpose, in mind, in character, but not in person. It is thus that God and Christ are one.”  Ministry of Healing, 422.

3) Deuteronomy 6:4:  “The Lord our God is one Lord.”

 The word for “God” is “Elohiym,” Which means “Gods” plural.  The word for “one” is the Hebrew, “echad,” which means a oneness in unity.  It is the same unity as is seen in Genesis 2:24: “Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.”
   When the Bible says that the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are “one”, and when Jesus says that “I and My Father are one,” it simply means that they are perfectly united–each is willing to give themselves totally to save us from sin.  All heaven is poured out in the plan of salvation.  They are so like each other in their purpose, character, and love, that Jesus could say, “He that hath seen Me hath seen the Father.” Jn. 14:9.  Their heart is the same. And They work to change man from the heart.

4) God the Father is above all. 1Cor. 15:27,28:  “For he hath put all things under his (Christ’s) feet. But when he saith all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him. And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.”  This verse would not make sense if the Father and the Son were of ”one essence” or the same substance.

5) Matt. 27:46:  “And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, ‘My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?’”  If separation between the Father and the Son is impossible as the Trinity doctrine teaches, what happened here?

6)  Matthew 12:32:  “Whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him:  but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him…”                       This would not be true if they were both the same God, but they are distinct Beings with different responsibilities in the plan of salvation.

7)  John 14:1:  “Let not your heart be troubled:  ye believe in God, believe also in me. “             There are two distinct divine Beings to believe in.  Indwelling the believer, the Holy Spirit–the 3rd Person of the Godhead–gives the power of grace to believe.

8)  Matthew 26:39:  “And he went a little farther, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me:  nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.” 

God had a will, and Jesus had a will.  They were two separate distinct Beings.


9) Philippians. 2:6:  “Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God.” Jesus was in the form of God, and was equal to God the Father.  The true Godhead wants a spiritual harmony, not a physical sameness. Thus, Phil. 2:5:  “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus.”

10) Romans 15:16:  “That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might be acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Ghost.”  The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit work together to save us.

If God is a three-in-one god, then man, being created in the image of God, would also be three persons in one.  Some may ask, “But isn’t man a three-fold creature–physical, mental, and spiritual?”
Let SDA pioneer, R.J. Cottrell answer that question: 

“I might say that a tree consists of body, bark and leaves, and no one perhaps would dispute it.  But if I should affirm that each tree consists of three trees, the assertion would possibly be doubted by some.  But if all admitted that one tree is three trees, I might then affirm that there were ninety trees in my orchard, when no one could count but thirty.  I might then proceed and say, I have ninety trees in my orchard, and as each tree consists of three trees, I have two hundred and seventy.  So if one man is three men, you may multiply him by three as often as you please. But if it takes body, soul and spirit to make one perfect, living man; then separate these, and the man is unmade.”  Review & Herald, Nov. 19, 1857.

The SDA pioneers did not try to explain the exact nature of the Godhead, but they did wholeheartedly reject the Trinity concept.
Joseph Bates wrote:  “Respecting the trinity, I concluded that it was an impossibility for me to believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, was also the Almighty God, the Father, one and the same being.  I said to my father, ‘If you can convince me that we are one in this sense, that you are my father, and I your son; and also that I am your father, and you my son, then I can believe in the trinity.’” (Joseph Bates, 1868, The Autobiography Of Elder Joseph Bates, p.204.)
R.J. Cotrell wrote:  “To hold the doctrine of the Trinity is not so much an evidence of evil intention as of intoxication from that wine of which all the nations have drunk. The fact that this was one of the leading doctrines, if not the very chief, upon which the bishop of Rome was exalted to popedom, does not say much in its favor.”  Review & Herald, July 6, 1869.
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James White wrote:  “As fundamental errors, we might class with this counterfeit Sabbath other errors which Protestants have brought away from the Catholic church, such as sprinkling for baptism, the trinity, the consciousness of the dead and eternal life in misery.  The mass who have held these fundamental errors, have doubtless done it ignorantly, but can it be supposed that the church of Christ will carry along with her these errors till the judgment scenes burst upon the world?  We think not.” Review & Herald, September 12, 1854.
   James White again:   “Martin Luther, and other reformers, arose in the strength of God, and with the Word and Spirit, made mighty strides in the Reformation. The greatest fault we can find in the Reformation is, the Reformers stopped reforming. Had they gone on, and onward, till they had left the last vestige of Papacy behind, such as natural immortality, sprinkling, the trinity, and Sunday keeping, the church would now be free from her unscriptural errors.”  James White, Review & Herald, February 7, 1856.
    James White, yet again:  “The inexplicable Trinity that makes the Godhead three in one and one in three, is bad enough; but that ultra Unitarianism that makes Christ inferior to the Father is worse. Did God say to an inferior, ‘Let us make man in our image?’”  James White, Review & Herald, November 29, 1877.

None of the SDA pioneers believed in the Trinity. Because of this fact, and because of what has happened in the modern SDA church (as we will see), Gen. Conf. theologian George Knight wrote:  “Most of the founders of Seventh-day Adventism would not be able to join the church today if they had to subscribe to the denomination’s Fundamental Beliefs.  More specifically, most would not be able to agree to belief number 2, which deals with the doctrine of the trinity.” (Ministry, Oct., 1993, p. 10).

God the Father has spoken to His people through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit on prophets. Heb. 1:1; 2 Pet. 1:21. Believing that Ellen White fulfills the qualifications of a true prophet, this makes Ellen G. White a spokesperson for the Godhead to the church. Let the Holy Spirit speak to us now through her concerning the Godhead. Here are some simple and plain statements:

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 cooperate 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.) Evangelism, p.614,615.
   “The eternal heavenly dignitaries–God, and Christ, and the Holy Spirit–arming them [the disciples] with more than mortal energy… would advance with them to the work and convince the world of sin.”  (Manuscript 145, 1901) Evangelism, p. 616.
   “The word of salvation is not a small matter, but so vast that the highest authorities are taken hold of by the expressed faith of the human agent. The eternal Godhead–the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost–is involved in the action required to make assurance to the human agent.”  Upward Look, p.148.
   “In the great closing work we shall meet with perplexities that we know not how to deal with, but let us not forget that the three great powers of heaven are working, that a divine hand is on the wheel, and that God will bring His purposes to pass.”  (Manuscript 118, 1902) Evangelism, p.65

    “When you gave yourself to Christ, you made a pledge in the presence of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit–the three great personal Dignitaries of heaven.” 7 Bible Commentary, p.959; Sons and Daughters of God, p.351.

Concerning Jesus:
   “The Lord Jesus Christ, the divine Son of God, existed from eternity, a distinct person, yet one with the Father.”  Review & Herald, April 5, 1906.
“He is the Eternal, self-existent Son.”  Evangelism, p. 615

Concerning the Holy Spirit:
    “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.

Though the term “trinity” had been in use for centuries, the Holy Spirit through Ellen G. White never used the term. It was a term well known to the SDA pioneers and membership. Instead, as we have seen, the Holy Spirit used these terms to represent the truth concerning the Godhead:  “The Heavenly Trio,” “Three Great Powers,” “Three Living Persons,” “Three Holy Dignitaries of heaven,” and “Three holiest Beings in heaven,” “The Eternal Godhead,” and “Three great Worthies in heaven.”  All these terms describe three separate, distinct, eternal (not co-eternal) Beings.  It is the concept that most Adventists believe in today–even by many of those who mistakenly use the term “trinity.”

Because the word “trinity” is being used so much recently by the leadership of the SDA church, we have to ask, Has the true concept of three separate eternal Beings in the Godhead, been officially changed to the false Trinitarian concept of one god with three continual manifestations all of one substance?

It is a fact that belief in the Trinity is required for membership in the World Council of Churches. Is this new god an ecumenical ploy to make our SDA church agreeable to the fallen churches?
This is a tremendously serious issue that involves the first and second commandments.

1–”Thou shalt have no other gods before me.” Ex. 20:3.
2–”Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.” Exodus 20:4-6.

Never mentioned in Adventism in a positive light.

This is not an exhaustive history of insurgency of the term “trinity” into modern Adventism, but it will give an indication of how it happened.
1915: Seventh-day Adventist pioneer, prophetess, Ellen G. White, dies.
As God had led the children of Israel out of Egypt by a prophet, so had He led the children of Israel in these days.

The words of Moses at his death are prophetic for our time as well. Deuteronomy 31: 27,29:  For I know thy rebellion, and thy stiff neck: behold, while I am yet alive with you this day, ye have been rebellious against the LORD; and how much more after my death?   For I know that after my death ye will utterly corrupt yourselves, and turn aside from the way which I have commanded you; and evil will befall you in the latter days;
1928-1931: SDA leaders, repeating apostasy of Pergamos church period, join with the world and decide to let the church’s educational and medical systems be guided by the world’s accreditation standards.  Thus, SDA teachers must now be trained at worldly universities.
1931: The first time the term “Trinity” is officially used was in Point No. 2 of the 1931 Statement of Beliefs:  “That the Godhead, or Trinity, consists of the Eternal Father, a personal, spiritual Being, omnipotent, omnipresent, omniscient, infinite in wisdom and love; the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Eternal Father, through whom all things were created and through whom the salvation of the redeemed hosts will be accomplished; the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Godhead, the great regenerating power in the work of redemption.”

 This was the first time the word Trinity was ever used to define Seventh-day Adventist belief.  Here we see wordcraft at its best–placing an erroneous term right beside one that is true.  It confuses the mind and makes the false term seem acceptable because the right term is still there, right beside it.  The rest of the definition describes the Heavenly Trio concept, not the Trinity, and uses no trinitarian code-words.
1946: In the book Evangelism, editors LeRoy Edwin Froom and Roy Allen Anderson compiled E.G. White’s statements and inserted the word “Trinity” in subtitles to advance the Trinity doctrine, even though she and all the pioneers were anti-Trinitarian.
1955,1956: General Conference leaders privately met with Barnhouse and Martin to discuss SDA theology. Doctrinal changes (inc. nature of Christ), still unrepented of, were officially made.
1958: The Trinity is again introduced into the SDA church when the book, Questions On Doctrine, is published at the request of evangelicals Barnhouse and Martin. (See pp. 11,22.) Martin was preparing to write the book, Kingdom of the Cults, and call the SDA Church a “cult,” until the SDA Church leaders quickly changed SDA doctrines.  This avoided the stigma of being labeled a “cult,” as Barnhouse and Martin would label all anti-Trinitarians.
1968: The SDA Church connects with the World Council of Churches and National Council of Churches. (The WCC requires a statement of belief in the Trinity in order to become a member church.)
1971:  LeRoy Froom writes Movement of Destiny in which he claims that in 1888 God was trying to bring the doctrine of the Trinity into the Seventh-day Adventist Church through E.J. Wagonner and A.T. Jones, but that the church could not go forward because we did not believe in the Trinity!  Froom writes:  “Wagonner spoke with studied care.  He phrased his thoughts with exactness, and in full understanding of their import.  He clearly believed in the Trinity of Persons comprising the Godhead.  And in such a frame of reference he thus recognized the component First, Second, and Third Persons as coequal and consubstantial….”  Movement of Destiny, p. 279. (See the whole chapter, pp.269-280.)  In other words, Froom claims that part of the latter rain that God wants to give to the SDA church is a belief in the Trinity doctrine!
1980: The SDA Church officially adopts the Trinity as Point #2 of the 27 Statements of Belief in the General Conference at Dallas, TX.  It reads:  “There is one God:  Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, a unity of three co-eternal persons.  God is immortal, all-powerful, all-knowing, above all, and ever present.  He is infinite and beyond human comprehension, yet known through His self-revelation. He is forever worthy of worship, adoration, and service by the whole creation.”

Notice the word “co-eternal.”  Why was not the word “eternal” used, which would be the normal word to use?  It is because “co-eternal” is a code word for the Trinity doctrine as we have seen in the Catholic Catechism.  It means that they are all eternal together with the same substance.  Also, the word “persons” means “mode of manifestation.”
In the explanation of Pt. #2 in the following text of the book Seventh-day Adventists Believe, the word Trinity is openly used. In fact, Pt. #2 is often labeled, “The Trinity.”  (See SDA Yearbook and Baptismal Certificate.)
1981: Adventist Review, March 5, 1981, p. 3, quotes General Conference President, Neal C. Wilson:  “There is another universal and truly catholic organization, the Seventh-day Adventist Church.”
1985:  A new church hymnal in published.  In the Contents, a category of hymns is labeled, TRINITY.   There are at least ten hymns devoted to the Trinity in this Hymnal

Hymn No. 73:  Holy, Holy, Holy, was originally written in 1826 by Reginald Heber. In its original form it was a Trinitarian song, which read at the end of the first and fourth stanzas as follows:  “God in three persons, blessed Trinity!”  This song was put into the 1909 and 1941 Seventh-day Adventist Hymnals, but the trinity part was changed to: “God over all who rules eternity!” and “Perfect in power, in love and purity.”  This song was purposely changed into a non-trinitarian song by Seventh-day Adventists, reflecting their views on the Trinity at the time of the change.
In the new 1985 Adventist Hymnal this song was changed back to its original, reflecting the views of the Adventist Church at this time.  Once it was Non-Trinitarian, but now has changed into a Trinitarian church. 

Hymn No. 27: (Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart!) Verse 5 was taken out of the old hymnal and replaced with: “Praise Him who reigns of high, The Lord whom we adore, The Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, One God forevermore.”

Hymn No. 47:  (God, Who Made the Earth and Heaven)  In this hymn, SDA’s sing, Blest Three in One.   

Hymn No. 71 (Come, Thou Almighty King)  Again, the wording of this hymn was changed in the new hymnal!  In this hymn, SDA worshippers are led to worship the Catholic Trinity concept of God: To Thee, great One in Three, eternal praises be.  Old SDA hymnals did not have this wording. 

Hymn No. 72 (Creator of the Stars of Night)  This hymn written in the 800’s in Latin probably by a Catholic during the Dark Ages.  Adventists are again led to sing to a false God with these words:  To God the Father, God the Son, and God the Spirit, Three in one.  Hymn No. 2 (All Creatures of Our God and King)  This hymn is written by the famous Catholic saint, Francis of Assisi, for whom the Franciscan order is named.  In this Catholic hymn, not found in any previous SDA hymnal, Adventists worship the Catholic concept of God with these words:  Oh, Praise the Father, praise the Son, and Praise the Spirit, Three in One.Hymn 30: (Holy God, We Praise Your Name)  Three we name You; While in essence only one.  In the trinity concept all three manifestations of God are of one substance. Hymn No. 116 (Of The Father’s Love Begotten)  This new hymn teaches Adventists that Christ was begotten Ere the worlds began to be.  That Jesus is begotten from all eternity and through all eternity is is a Trinity concept.  SDA’s believe that Jesus had life original, unborrowed, and underived. Hymn No. 234 (Christ Is the World’s Light)  This hymn teaches SDA’s to pray to the Catholic Trinity that theThree Persons is the same god:  Give God the glory, God and none other. Give God the glory, Spirit, Son, and Father; Give God the glory. Hymn No. 235 (Christ is Made the Sure Foundation)  This was a Latin hymn of the 7th century.  It was in the old SDA hymnal, but the hymnal committee decided to replace the old fourth stanza with a new one that now leads Seventh-day Adventists to worship the Catholic Trinity concept of God:  Praise and honor to the Father, Praise and honor to the Son, Praise and honor to the Spirit, Ever three and ever one.  The oneness meant is a physical oneness, for in the Trinity, all are composed of the same identical substance. [Astoundingly, of the 225 places where Scripture is used in the new SDA Hymnal, the Catholic versions predominate.  For example, the Jerusalem Bible is used 38 times, the NIV 69 times and the RSV 28 times, (60%), while the Protestant King James Version is used just 15 times (7%).  See article in this website called “CATHOLICISM IN THE NEW SDA HYMNAL”.]
Thus, since 1985, the SDA church officially has an officially selected and approved hymnal from which Adventists worship the god of the beast system.  It is a Catholic hymnal.

1993:  “Most of the founders of Seventh-day Adventism would not be able to join the church today if they had to subscribe to the denomination’s Fundamental Beliefs.  More specifically, most would not be able to agree to belief number 2, which deals with the doctrine of the trinity.”  George Knight, Ministry, October 1993, p. 10.
Question to reader: (Since the SDA pioneers would not be able to join the modern G.C.-sponsored church system, would they continue to worship the true God separately–apart from the present apostasy?)
1994:  “Likewise the Trinitarian understanding of God, now part of our fundamental beliefs, was not generally held by the early Adventists.  Even today a few do not subscribe to it.”  William G. Johnsson, Adventist Review, January 6, 1994, p. 10,11.

1999:  SDA church in Poland signs agreement statement with the Roman Catholic Church in which it says that the SDA church should not be considered a “sect” because “in its teaching and service it cultivates the most important principles of Catholic faith, especially the belief in the Blessed Trinity.”  “We are also especially grateful to the Only One God in the Blessed Trinity for the privilege of a brotherly dialogue and common Christian prayer for the gift of unity in Christ.” 

2000: Reinder Bruinsma writes Our Awesome God, published by Pacific Press.  The seventh chapter teaches God’s people all about the God we worship–the Trinity concept. After explaining the history of the Trinity doctrine in the fourth century AD and how “person” means “a mode of manifestation,” he writes:  “It is a basic Christian doctrine that God is a Trinity of three persons having one substance.  …It took the Adventist Church until far into the nineteenth century to agree that the doctrine of the Trinity was indeed biblical and belonged among the fundamental Adventist beliefs.”  Our Awesome God, p.91.

2006:  The Adult Sabbath School Quarterly Lesson for Sunday, March 26, is entitled, “The Triune God.”  After quoting the second fundamental belief of the Seventh-day Adventist church, it then states:  “In other words, Adventism along with millions of other Christians, believe in the triune nature of God; that is, there is one God (Dt. 6:4) who exists as three Persons.
[What god is worshipped by millions of other Christians? Answer: The Trinity.  What term describes the church systems that the million of other Christians worship in? Answer: Babylon.  How can we worship the same God, when they worship their god on another day than the one our God has told us to worship on?
    Let’s hear James White again:  “As fundamental errors, we might class with this counterfeit Sabbath other errors which Protestants have brought away from the Catholic church, such as sprinkling for baptism, the trinity, the consciousness of the dead and eternal life in misery. The mass who have held these fundamental errors, have doubtless done it ignorantly, BUT CAN IT BE SUPPOSED THAT THE CHURCH OF CHRIST WILL CARRY ALONG WITH HER THESE ERRORS TILL THE JUDGMENT SCENES BURST UPON THE WORLD?  We think not.”  Review & Herald, September 12, 1854.
     “The greatest fault we can find in the Reformation is, the Reformers stopped reforming. Had they gone on, and onward, till they had left the last vestige of Papacy behind, such as natural immortality, sprinkling, the trinity, and Sunday keeping, the church would now be free from her unscriptural errors.” James White, Review & Herald, February 7, 1856.]
              Finally, the S.S. Quarterly asks, “What analogies–such as a triangle or a three-pronged fork–can help someone understand the idea of how one God can be composed of three equal Persons?”  [The pagan god Neptune (really Satan) holds a 3-pronged spear–a trident.  These analogies mix pagan symbols with Scripture which results in the papacy. Why not use the analogy that was given by Ellen White–the trio–three separate individuals singing in perfect harmony?]

2006: Adventist Theological Society National Conference meets March 30 to April 1. 18 SDA theologians present topic on the Trinity.  The final meeting topic?  “The Trinity: A Mark of Seventh-day Adventist Identity.”

2006, Nov.:  William Johnsson gives presentation to the Presbyterian Church in Ecumenical Dialogue #1 in Nov., 2006 at General Conference Hdqtrs. in Sivler Spring, MD, in which he says, “As we look over the 28 statements of Adventist doctrine, we are led to three conclusions: (1) The articles that are first and form the basis for the remainder, namely articles dealing with the Trinity, the person of Christ, and salvation, conform to orthodox Christian understanding.”

Jer. 23:26,27:
  “How long shall this be in the heart of the prophets that prophesy lies? Yea, they are prophets of the deceit of their own heart. Which think to cause my people to forget My Name by their dreams which they tell every man to his neighbour, as their fathers have forgotten My name for Baal.”
Rev. 2:20:  “Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel (papal teachers in the church), which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.
We obviously have a strange new god in the Seventh-day Adventist church—one that our fathers knew not.
This is why most of Israel who left Egypt never made it to the Promised Land. See Dt. 32:16,17,21.
This is why Israel was later taken captive by Babylon. See Jer. 44:2,3.
Other verses could be added, but these two suffice to show us that we are repeating history in a serious way.

   “Thou shalt have no other gods before me.” Ex. 20:2. Let us hear how easy it is to have another god.
   “It is as easy to make an idol of false doctrines and theories as to fashion an idol of wood or stone.  By misrepresenting the attributes of God, Satan leads men to conceive of Him in a false character.  With many, a philosophical idol is enthroned in the place of Jehovah; while the living God, as He is revealed in His word, in Christ, and in the works of creation, is worshiped by but few.  Thousands deify nature while they deny the God of nature. Though in a different form, idolatry exists in the Christian world today as verily as it existed among ancient Israel in the days of Elijah. The god of many professedly wise men, of philosophers, poets, politicians, journalists–the god of polished fashionable circles, of many colleges and universities, even of some theological institutions–is little better than Baal, the sun-god of Phoenicia.” GC 583
The accepted God of today in the Christian world is the trinity–one mega-God with three manifestations.  Yes, there is Baal worship today as verily as it existed in the days of Elijah.

Ezekiel prophesied that in the last days such a false god as the trinity would be set up by modern Israel just before the sealing [in chapter 9].
In Ezekiel 8:3-6 it says that an image of jealousy, which provoketh to jealousy would be set up.  “Then said he unto me, Son of man, lift up thine eyes now the way toward the north.  So I lifted up mine eyes the way toward the north, and behold northward at the gate of the altar this image of jealousy in the entry.  He said furthermore unto me, Son of man, seest thou what they do?  Even the great abominations that the house of Israel committeth here, that I should go far off from my sanctuary?” God doesn’t stay around where a false god is set up.
We are seeing the above prophecy fulfilled in the set up of the Catholic Trinity as the official god of the Seventh-day Adventist church.  By default, every Seventh-day Adventist worshipper is officially worshipping the Trinity on any given Sabbath if he us inside any conference-owned church building.  The only exception would be if that local SDA church has REPENTED by publicly proclaiming to the Gen. Conf. and the public that it is worshipping the Heavenly Trio, not the Trinity.
This is one reason why true Seventh-day Adventists are following the counsel of 2 Corinthians 6:14-18 and worshipping God in little companies where the truth is being protected.
God approves of them:
   “At the time when the danger and depression of the church are greatest, the little company who are standing in the light will be sighing and crying for the abominations that are done in the land. But more especially will their prayers arise in behalf of the church because its members are doing after the manner of the world.
    “The earnest prayers of this faithful few will not be in vain.  When the Lord comes forth as an avenger, He will also come as a protector of all those who have preserved the faith in its purity and kept themselves unspotted from the world.”  Testimonies, Vol. 5, 209,210.

We appeal to your sense of loyalty to the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, in whose name you were baptized. At that time, we entered into a solemn covenant with the eternal Godhead, the Heavenly Trio:
Matthew 28:19:  “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.”

Listen to what the Spirit of Prophecy says about our baptismal vow:
(a)  “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, p.615
(b)   “As Christians submit to the solemn rite of baptism, He registers the vow that they make to be true to Him.  This vow is their oath of allegiance.  They are baptized in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.  Thus they are united with the three great powers of heaven.  They pledge themselves to renounce the world and to observe the laws of the kingdom of God.  Henceforth they are to walk in newness of life.  No longer are they to follow the traditions of men.  No longer are they to follow dishonest methods. They are to obey the statutes of the kingdom of heaven. They are to seek God’s honor.  If they will be true to their vow, they will be furnished with grace and power that will enable them to fulfill all righteousness.   ’As many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name.’” (Letter 129, 1903). Evangelism, p.307.
The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are yearning to see the church in a unity of love.  This can only be reached as we worship the true Godhead of love and unity. God has “given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine [Godhead] nature….” 2 Pet. 1:4.
At baptism, we enter into a solemn covenant with the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit to remain faithful to Them.

Just because point #2 has been written by the leaders of our church, doesn’t mean it is true.  It doesn’t mean God expects us to believe it.  God wants us to check it out with our Bibles.
   “God will have a people upon the earth to maintain the Bible, and the Bible only, as the standard of all doctrines and the basis of all reforms. The opinions of learned men, the deductions of science, the creeds or decisions of ecclesiastical councils, as numerous and discordant as are the churches which they represent, the voice of the majority–not one nor all of these should be regarded as evidence for or against any point of religious faith. Before accepting any doctrine or precept, we should demand a plain ‘Thus saith the Lord’ in its support.” Great Controversy, p. 595.
There is no plain ‘Thus saith the Lord’ for the Trinity doctrine.  Like evolution it is a deception, an allusion, as well as unscriptural.
      We are in the midst of a denominational apostasy.  We are calling for corporate repentance.
   “I saw a company who stood well guarded and firm, giving no countenance to those [even if they are in the General Conference] who would unsettle the established faith of the body.  God looked upon them with approbation.” Early Writings, p. 258.

   “I saw a company who stood well guarded and firm, giving no countenance to those who would unsettle the established faith of the body.  God looked upon them with approbation. I was shown three steps–the first, second, and third angels’ messages.  Said my accompanying angel, ‘Woe to him who shall move a block or stir a pin of these messages.  The true understanding of these messages is of vital importance.  The destiny of souls hangs upon the manner in which they are received.’  I was again brought down through these messages, and saw how dearly the people of God had purchased their experience.  It had been obtained through much suffering and severe conflict.  God had led them along step by step, until He had placed them upon a solid, immovable platform.”  Early Writings, pp. 258,259.

    “And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ (the Spirit of Prophecy).” Rev. 12:17.
Acts 20:29:  “For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.  Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.”

Ellen White, in 1904, predicted this apostasy:
   “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, Vol. 1, pp.204,205.

In Revelation, there is a false Trinity–the dragon (Spiritualistic paganism), the beast (Roman Catholicism), and the false prophet (apostate Protestantism).  What god is worshipped in the churches of these entities?  The Trinity.
Behind the Trinity is Satan. Rev. 13:4:  “And they worshipped the dragon, which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? Who is able to make war with him?”
The trinity concept of one mega-god with three manifestations, all of the same substance, is basically spiritualism.  The mega-god is a spirit with no body or parts.  Satan can impersonate this trinity.  He is the one who can appear in 3 ways. He can manifest himself as different beings, even as an angel of light, but he cannot duplicate the Heavenly Trio.
The fallen churches that worship the trinity are described as “the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.”  Revelation 18:2. Worship of the trinity leads to spiritualism.  It leads to a form of godliness without the power of the true God–a church-cloaked spiritualism.  See Is. 28:14,15.

Did you know that Sunday worship is devoted to the Trinity?  Did you know that after the Coucil of Nicea in 325 AD, the Council of Laodicea met in 364 AD and outlawed Sabbath keeping.  The Trinity and Sunday worship go together.  When the Sunday test comes, what will happen to those who are worshipping the same god as the beast system?

The answer is found in The Great Controversy, p. 608:  “As the storm approaches, a large class who have professed faith in the third angel’s message, but have not been sanctified through obedience to the truth, abandon their position and join the ranks of the opposition.  By uniting with the world and partaking of its spirit, they have come to view matters in nearly the same light; and when the test is brought, they are prepared to choose the easy, popular side.  Men of talent and pleasing address, who once rejoiced in the truth, employ their powers to deceive and mislead souls.  They become the most bitter enemies of their former brethren.”  Great Controversy, 608.
Unrepentant leaders will then take the final step–totally abandoning their position of truth, while still retaining their positions in a structure of total apostasy–totally shaken out.

    “The mighty shaking has commenced and will go on, and all will be shaken out who are not willing to take a bold and unyielding stand for the truth and to sacrifice for God and His cause.”  Early Writings (1850), p.50.  (This was written before the General Conference ever existed.  Thus, the shaking is not in, or out, of an organization.)
Thus, those who worship the true God and walk in truth are the true SDA church, while the structure has been shaken out, unless it repents!

We are actually living in days parallel to Elijah, and like him we must give a similar message to modern Israel: 1 Kings 18:21:  “How long halt ye between two opinions? If the LORD be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him.”
We are dealing especially with a corporate sin and apostasy.

This is a call especially for the General Conference, Union Conference, and Conference leaders to repent.
Publicly and clearly state to that the SDA church worships the Godhead—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit–three, distinct, eternal Beings.  Purge from the denominational books all misleading terms such as “trinity,” “triune,” and “co-eternal.”
Quickly repent of the error and lead this church organization back to the firm platform of truth.  Lead us back to worship the true God-head of the Bible.  Bring back the blueprint educational and medical system.  Repent of the agreement made with Martin and Barnhouse in 1955-56.  Give us back the Protestant Bible (KJV),  and a true Second Advent (non-catholic) songbook.

This is a call for Seventh-day Adventist churches to repent.  Pastors, lead your congregations to officially and publicly declare to the General Conference, Union, Conference leaders, and to the local community that your church worships the true Godhead, not the Trinity.
This is a call for Seventh-day Adventist church members to repent. If the leadership does not repent, then you as an individual can still repent:  Whom do you choose to worship?
   “And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.” Joshua 24:15.
  “If any man hear my voice….” Rev. 3:20.  No one forces you to worship where a false God has officially been adopted.  God wants you to worship Him.  Even if it means staying at home, or going to where two or three are gathered together in Christ’s name.  He promises to be in their midst.  Mt. 18:20

     “If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, the same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation.” Rev. 14:12.

   Jude 3-5:  Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should EARNESTLY CONTEND for the faith which was once delivered unto the (Adventist) saints.    

[Why?]   “For there are certain men crept in unawares (as leaders of the church), 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.
[If we don’t cling to the truth, what will happen?]  “I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt,  afterward destroyed them that believed not.”  Jude 1:3-5:

2 Corinthians 6:14-18; 7:1:  “What communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? …And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols?
…Wherefore, come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, and will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.”
   “Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.”

Rev 3:10:   ”Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.”



Definition: One God with three personalities, all of one substance, continually manifested.
The Father knows Himself: Jesus continually begotten.
The Father & the Son know each Other:  The Holy Spirit continually proceeding.

325AD–Council of Nicea–Trinity Established.
Paganism + Christianity = Papacy.

Sunday worship devoted to Trinity. 

Churches that hold to Trinity: Roman Catholicism, Fallen Protestantism , fallen SDA.


Definition: The Father Eternal. The Son Eternal. The Holy Spirit Eternal. 

Three distinct eternal Beings.  The Son and Holy Spirit voluntarily chose submissive roles. 

Life–original, unborrowed, underived.

Oneness, a unity of love, a harmony of thought, purpose, and character.

Those who believe in the Godhead: True Seventh-Day Adventists.

3.  HOLY SPIRIT: AN IMPERSONAL FORCE   Definition: The Father: Eternal
The Son: Begotten way back in eternity. (Originated from the Father.)
The Holy Spirit: an impersonal force, power, or influence. (Originated from the Father and Son.)
Bascically, the same a variation of the Trinity doctrine, except the Holy Spirit is a force, not a person.
Churches that hold to Anti-Holy Spirit View: Jehovah Witnesses, Smyrna Gospel Church