A dangerous reasoning

Posted Aug 07, 2012 by Adrian Zaranski in The Spirit of God Hits: 2,705

Let's go back for a moment to a statement made by Gordon Jensen in 1996:

A plan of salvation was encompassed in the covenant made by the Three Persons of the Godhead, who possessed the attributes of Deity equally. In order to eradicate sin and rebellion from the universe and to restore harmony and peace, one of the divine Beings accepted, and entered into, the role of the Father, another the role of the Son. The remaining divine Being, the Holy Spirit, was also to participate in effecting the plan of salvation. All of this took place before sin and rebellion transpired in heaven. By accepting the roles that the plan entailed, the divine Beings lost none of the powers of Deity." (Gordon Jensen, RH, 31-10-1996)

This statement says, that the first and second divine beings have entered into a role of Father and Son. But regarding the third divine being, Holy Spirit, it is not told, that He also entered into a role. He is simply called a "remaining Divine Being", who also was to participate in the plan of salvation. While I have seen this before, at first I didn't understand the implications of such reasoning. Please try to follow me.

If only the Father and Son are roles performed by two divine being, whereas the Holy Spirit didn't have to enter into a role to perform His work, then one may reason, that the Holy Spirit performs a work natural for Him. That is, God the Spirit is actually God the Spirit. A trinitarian mindset forces one to accept a view, that all three divine beings are all the same, or at least were the same in the beginning. Therefore, who and what were the Father and Son, before they became Father and Son? They were Spirits, just like the third, "remaining Divine Being"! While making Father and Son not fully genuine in their roles, the Spirit (Satan?) remains fully genuine...

So now we have three "Holy Spirits", which are one God. Trinitarianism understands the Holy Spirit (the third person) to be an individual, who is literally abiding in other individuals (and not only). If this is what and who He is, then, acording to the trinitarian reasoning, this also has to be the nature of the other two divine beings. It seems, that the two of those Spirit Divine Beings entered into roles, which actually forbid them to do the same, as the third Being is doing. Wouldn't this be crypto-pantheism? Making Father and Son again as nothingness?

All this may have a bigger effect, if one again reads 2 Cor. 3:17 incorrectly, as proving that God is a "Spirit", that is without body and parts.

Dear Father in Heaven, please save us and our Church from such false reasoning...