Initial Response to Max Hatton's Article

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There are many comments I could make concerning Max Hatton's "Ellen G. White and the Trinity" item at his WebSite, but at least two things he states stand out in bold contradiction to Ellen White:

1. On page 6 of his item, he states: "Likewise, there is no reason to assume that the Son of God was no longer omnipresent during the time of the incarnation."

The above comment directly contradicts the following statement from Ellen White:

"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 (pre-Incarnated Christ) 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 (Nos 1081-1135) MR No.1084.

Then there is another statement on page 10:

"Jesus is not the Holy Spirit. Rather the Holy Spirit represents Jesus."

This directly contradicts the following statements by Ellen White:

"Christ declared that after His ascension, he would send to his church, as his crowning GIFT, the comforter,who 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." E.G. White, Review and Herald, May 19, 1904. Book 5, p. 42.

"The Holy Spirit is the breath of spiritual life in the soul. The impartation of the Spirit is the impartation of the life of Christ. It imbues the receiver with the attributes of Christ. Only those who are thus taught of God, those who possess the inward working of the Spirit, and in whose life the Christ-life is manifested, are to stand as representative men, to minister in behalf of the church." Desire of Ages, 805.

There is much of import that Mr. Hatton does not understand concerning the Godhead. He really confuses the issue more than anyone I have encountered as of date.

Your study is truly a monumental contribution Terry, and will become more and more necessary as this issues heats up to be THE most crucial issue of the shaking in that it involves the Omega heresy. I thank you and God for your efforts.

Hatton's WebSite article totally denies the "crowing gift" that Christ died to give to all men--His Holy Spirit--His very life and soul. This is what the trinity doctrine denies. This is the Omega heresy. No heresy could be worse than denying the greatest good that the Son and the Father gave to man.

Christian regards,

Ron Beaulieu