Prayer and Confession Only to Jesus
The new Trinitarian emphasis within the Adventist Church has led to statements like this.
But what about direct prayer to the Holy Spirit? While we have no clear example of or direct command to pray to the Spirit in Scripture, doing so does have, in principle, some implicit biblical support. If the Spirit is indeed divine and personal and He interacts in all sorts of direct personal ways (bringing conviction, healing, transforming grace, granting gifts, etc) it only seems logical that God's people can pray directly to and worship the Holy Spirit." The Trinity, Whidden, Moon and Reeve, Page 273
Notice the process
1. We have no direct biblical support or command to pray to the Holy Spirit
2. But because it appears the Holy Spirit is a divine personal being
3. Therefore it is logical to pray to and worship the Holy Spirit.
This same process can be used in many places
1. Although we have no biblical support or command to worship on Sunday
2. But because Jesus rose on the first day and that God began His creation on the first day
3. Therefore it is logical to observe Sunday as a day of worship.
1. Although we have no direct biblical support to prove that the soul is immortal
2. Yet because man was created by God who is immortal and we were made in his image
3. Therefore it is logical to believe that the soul is immortal
one more simple example that some will recognise
1. Although I have no direct evidence that my car is a fire engine
2. Fire engines are red and my car is red
3. Therefore my car is a fire engine.
This is the type of logic being used to support non Biblical teaching. In regard to prayer, here is one small sample from inspiration
In His intercession as our Advocate Christ needs no man's virtue, no man's intercession. Christ is the only sin bearer, the only sin-offering. Prayer and confession are to be offered only to Him who has entered once for all into the holy place. Christ has declared, "If any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous." He will save to the uttermost all who come to Him in faith. He ever liveth to make intercession for us. 7BC 913
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