The Relation Between and Blasphemy of the Trinity and Transubstantiation Doctrines
Catholicism teaches that the wine and wafer of the communion service is the actual blood and body of Jesus Christ, rather than being symbolic of the great Sacrifice of the Son of Man of His One Eternal Holy Spirit life and soul Divine Nature at His Incarnation, as bequeathed gift for the regeneration of man back into the image of God, which he had prior to sin. The purpose of this document is to explore the relationship between the Trinity doctrine and the doctrine of Transubstantiation and the blasphemy involved with both.
The full context of the John makes it clear that Jesus is speaking of His Spirit, His life and soul, His Holy Spirit that He laid aside for us at His Incarnation. That is what the communion wine and bread memorialize. In the very context of Christ's dissertation on the bread and wine, He clearly said that the flesh propfiteth NOTHING, that it is the Spirit that quickeneth and gives life. The One Holy Spirit is eternal and gives eternal life.
50 This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die. 51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world. 52 The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying, How can this man give us his flesh to eat? 53 Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. 54 Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. 55 For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. 56 He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him. 57 As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me. 58 This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever. 59 These things said he in the synagogue, as he taught in Capernaum. 60 Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard this, said, This is an hard saying; who can hear it? 61 When Jesus knew in himself that his disciples murmured at it, he said unto them, Doth this offend you? 62 What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before? 63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life. 64 But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who should betray him. 65 And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father. 66 From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him. 67 Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away? 68 Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life. 69 And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God. 70 Jesus answered them, Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil? 71 He spake of Judas Iscariot the son of Simon: for he it was that should betray him, being one of the twelve. John 6:50-71.
In verse 65, it is the Spirit that is given unto us of the Father. Jesus said that He would pray that His Spirit be given us--the Divine Nature Holy Spirit that He emptied Himself of at His Incarnation. No man will live without the indwelling of that Holy Spirit. That Spirit is ETERNAL. That is the element that gives eternal life to all who partake of it. Here again, is an illustration of how Catholics have done total despite to the true concept of the Godhead by their Trinity doctrine, which denies the sacrifice that provided the Divine Nature ONLY Holy Spirit life and soul of Christ--which He emptied Himself of at His Incarnation and bequeathed to the Father as a gift to be given to us as a regenerating agency whereby we might be regenerated into the state of man before sin entered, and thus live forever.
The communion service celebrates that great Incarnation sacrifice which made the Son's Holy Spirit life and soul, the bread of life, available to all men via His Spirit that PROFITETH. His Word is the way, the truth and the life. All who eat and partake of His Word by the discernment of His Indwelling Spirit, will retain eternal life, because it is that ONE ETERNAL SPIRIT from which all eternal life springs. And what is more serious, only those who are partaking of His Holy Spirit life and soul, will discern this truth.
The entire purpose of the Incarnation of the Son of Man was to turn man away from iniquity, sin and pay the penalty for past sins, which is loss of eternal life. Catholic doctrine does further blasphemous despite to this purpose of the Incarnation by saying that the Law was done away with. Thus, there is no definition of sin and no fair God would impugn or impute sin without defining it. Thus, modern day Catholicism does total despite to everything the Son of Man came to do. Rather than receiving His indwelling Holy Spirit life and soul Divine Nature as the only eternal life giving bread and wine, they claim that the partaking of the symbols for that Holy Spirit life and soul, will enable eternal life. What an impossible mockery and utter blasphemy of the true meaning and purpose of the Incarnation sacrifice of Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour.
Act 3:26 Unto you first God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities.
Thus, Ellen White could say that without the sacrifice of the life and soul of the Son of Man at His Incarnation, for the purpose of overcoming sin and regenerating man back into the image of God, which he had before sin, the sacrifice on the cross would have availed nothing by way of curing the sin problem and would have only necessitated the proliferation of and forgiveness of sin forever.
"But through the power of the incarnation of Christ, God manifest in the flesh, the strength of God is revealed in gentleness and beauty. To 'as many as received him, to them gave he POWER to become the sons of God.' By this POWER we may OVERCOME OUR EVIL TENDENCIES and so modify our imperfect dispositions that the will of God may be fulfilled in us."--Letter 79, May 7, 1903, to J.A. Burden and wife. The Upward Look, 141.
"Christ declared that after his ascension, he would send to his church, as his crowning gift, the Comforter, who was to take his place. This Comforter is the Holy Spirit,--the soul of his life, the efficacy of his church, the light and life of the world. With his Spirit Christ sends a reconciling influence and a power that takes away sin.
In the gift of the Spirit [HIS LIFE--THE SOUL OF HIS LIFE], Jesus gave to man the highest good that heaven could bestow....
The Spirit was given as a regenerating agency, and without this the sacrifice of Christ would have been of no avail....
It is by the Spirit that the heart is made pure. Through the Spirit the believer becomes a partaker of the divine nature. Christ has given his Spirit as a divine power to overcome all hereditary and cultivated tendencies to evil, and to impress his own character upon the church." E.G. White, Review and Herald Articles, May 19, 1904, vol. 5, p. 42.
“Cumbered with humanity Christ could not be in every place personally, therefore it was altogether for their advantage that He should leave them to go to His Father and send the Holy Spirit to be His successor on earth. The Holy Spirit is Himself divested of the personality of humanity and independent thereof. He would represent Himself as present in all places by His Holy Spirit.” E.G. White, (Manuscript Releases Volume 14 (No’s 1081-1135) MR No.1084.
The Holy Spirit was certainly present when the Everlasting Covenant was formed, as Ellen White attests, because it was the ONE ETERNAL SPIRIT of the Father and the Son. But if, as Ellen White says above, that the Holy Spirit is the life and soul of Christ, the third person could only have been formed at the Son’s Incarnation. Otherwise, we would have four persons to the Godhead.
"The darkness rolled away from the Saviour and from the Cross. Christ bowed His head and died. In His Incarnation He had reached the prescribed limit as a sacrifice, but not as a redeemer." E.G. White Manuscript Releases Volume Twelve, p. 409.
"The Incarnation of Christ was an act of self-sacrifice; His life was one of continual self-denial. The highest glory of the love of God to man was manifested in the sacrifice of His only-begotten Son, who was the express image of His person. This is the great mystery of godliness. It is the privilege and the duty of every professed follower of Christ to have the mind of Christ. Without self-denial and cross bearing we cannot be His disciples." E.G. White, Selected Messages, Book 2, p. 185.
The blasphemy of the Trinity doctrine is that it denies the greatest sacrifice made at the Incarnation which made proviso of the Holy Spirit Divine Nature ONLY, and proffered it to man. Rather, the Trinity doctrine says that the third person of the Holy Spirit always existed as a third person, rather than that third person being the result of the Son's sacrifice at His Incarnation when He emptied Himself of that ONE ETERNAL SPIRIT, and bequeathed it to the Father as a gift for us.
The Holy Spirit always existed as the ONE ETERNAL SPIRIT of God the Father and Son, but there was no third person until the Son emptied Himself of His ONE, ETERNAL HOLY SPIRIT DIVINE NATURE ONLY, at His Incarnation as a gift to us for regeneration back into the image of God. To say that the third person always existed as a distinct person prior to the Incarnation, denies the sacrifice of the Incarnation. That is the blasphemy of the Trinity doctrine. That and the Transubstantiation doctrine, which is the Catholic substitution for partaking of the One Eternal Spirit of the Divine Only Nature of the Son of Man which He was constituted of before His Incarnation. Only that One Eternal Spirit life and soul of the Son can provide life eternal. That Spirit profiteth EVERYTHING. The flesh profiteth nothing. The Word is the bread of life.
Jhn 6:63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, [they] are spirit, and [they] are life.
Jhn 6:68 Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life.
Act 5:20 Go, stand and speak in the temple to the people all the words of this life.
Rev 22:19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and [from] the things which are written in this book.