Father and Son in Early Writings

Posted Feb 14, 2016 by Adam Pearce in Worship of True God

I would like to thank Brother Adrian Ebens for giving me the opportunity to share the wonderful truths of our Father and Son through our bible and Sister White. Approx a week ago, I have saw Brother Adrian's post somewhere regardng Early Writings. He added some notes on 1 and 2. I have pondered and thought about it after reading it and I wanted to expand it a bit more on Note 3 and added Sister White comments. I hope and pray that we all can see the real truth.

I saw a throne, and on it sat the Father and the Son. I gazed on Jesus' countenance and admired His lovely person. The Father's person I could not behold, for a cloud of glorious light covered Him. I asked Jesus if His Father had a form like Himself. He said He had, but I could not behold it ...Those who were bowed before the throne would offer up their prayers and look to Jesus; then He would look to His Father, and appear to be pleading with Him. A light would come from the Father to the Son and from the Son to the praying company. Then I saw an exceeding bright light come from the Father to the Son, and from the Son it waved over the people before the throne ... This company all received the light and rejoiced in it, and their countenances shone with its glory. I saw the Father rise from the throne, and in a flaming chariot go into the holy of holies within the veil, and sit down ... Then a cloudy chariot, with wheels like flaming fire, surrounded by angels, came to where Jesus was. He stepped into the chariot and was borne to the holiest, where the Father sat. There I beheld Jesus, a great High Priest, standing before the Father....Those who rose up with Jesus would send up their faith to Him in the holiest, and pray, "My Father, give us Thy Spirit." Then Jesus would breathe upon them the Holy Ghost. In that breath was light, power, and much love, joy, and peace. I turned to look at the company who were still bowed before the throne; they did not know that Jesus had left it. Satan appeared to be by the throne, trying to carry on the work of God. I saw them look up to the throne, and pray, "Father, give us Thy Spirit." Satan would then breathe upon them an unholy influence; in it there was light and much power, but no sweet love, joy, and peace. Satan's object was to keep them deceived and to draw back and deceive God's children. EW 54,55

Please note carefully what Mrs. White saw in vision:

(1)There are only two personal beings described sitting on the throne: the Father and the Son. Why is the Holy Spirit also not sitting on the throne if it is a third co-equal personal God? Note also that she does not ask Jesus if the Holy Spirit has a form like Himself. Why not? Instead, she saw that there are only two personal Divine Beings, the Father and His Son.

(2) Next note that when God's people pray “My Father, give us Thy Spirit” Jesus then breathes upon them the Holy Ghost. It is the Father’s Spirit that Jesus breathes. The fact that the Holy Ghost is breathed by Jesus shows that it is not a Being like the Father and His Son.

(3) Lastly, Satan would then breathe upon them an unholy influence; which is his counterfeit spirit posing as the third person and created a trinity so that he can be part of the Godhead.

“But when God said to his Son, ‘Let us make man in our image’, Satan was jealous of Jesus” EG White, EW 145.1

“By Christ the work upon which the fulfillment of God's purpose rests was accomplished. This was the agreement in the councils of the Godhead. The Father purposed in counsel with His Son” 21MR p. 54.3

"The reasons 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.'" Review and Herald, August 26, 1890.