Representatives of the Trinity take the following, less precise quote with the statement “Silence is gold” in which “the Spirit of Christ” is not mentioned, as the main argument that fighters for the old truth must not discuss “God the holy Spirit” i.e. an independent Person because the matter is an EGW secret. But at the same time, they are the ones who spoke about the holy Spirit and defined the false Trinity! The right call to return to the old truth is unfortunately labeled as ignoring warnings by Ellen White.

  • The nature of the holy Spirit is a mystery. Men cannot explain it, because the Lord has not revealed it to them. Men having fanciful views may bring together passages of Scripture and put a human construction on them, but the acceptance of these views will not strengthen the church. Regarding such mysteries, which are too deep for human understanding, SILENCE is golden.” {Ellen White: AA, p. 52.1}

Further deepening of the meaning of the above words is not targeted, because in the quote below it is clear that the holy Spirit is the SPIRIT OF JESUS, and not the third independent Divine being, i.e.. Person of the non-existent Trinity:

  • “This refers to the omnipresence of the Spirit of CHRIST, called the Comforter. …There are many mysteries which I do not seek to understand or to explain; they are too high for me, and too high for you. On some of these points, SILENCE is golden.” {Ellen White: 14MR, June 11, 1891, p.179.2}

Despite the warning that silence is gold, the holy Spirit has been proclaimed the third God who does not exist! Ellen White also further wrote that ONLY God and Jesus are independent Persons:

  • “Our ministers must be very careful not to enter into controversy in regard to the personality of God. This is a subject that they are not to touch. It is a mystery, and the enemy will surely lead astray those who enter into it. We know that Christ came in person to reveal God to the world. God is a Person, and Christ is a Person. Christ is spoken of in the Word as “the brightness of His Father’s glory, and the express image of His Person.” {Ellen White: Ms 46, 18. May 1904}

EGW sent words of warning, with the phrase “silence is gold” and the message below, to Brother Chapman, because he began to spread the “new truth”, claiming that the holy Spirit is not the Spirit of Jesus but an independent being, angel Gabriel. Ellen White gave him a clear warning that we must not enter areas not revealed to us.

  • “It is not essential for you to know and be able to define just WHAT (question of the NATURE) (not WHO) the holy Spirit is.” {Ellen White: 14MR, p. 179}

As for the nature of the holy Spirit, silence is gold. But as for the question of the identity of the holy Spirit, i.e. whether he is the third Divine Being, we must not be silent and look at the ever deepening Apostasy. Creatures, and angels among them, are not able to understand how the holy Spirit is present everywhere, how the Father and the Son share it, and what it means that the Spirit is Jesus himself, separated from His body. But on the other hand, it was clearly revealed to us that he is not the third God!

This Text is part of the book First Commandment OR Trinity? – Encyclopedia of Evidences of the Old Trampled Truths of All Areas