Jesus, the Son of God

The Son of God was next in authority to the great Lawgiver. He knew that His life alone could be sufficient to ransom fallen man. (Ellen White, Spirit of Prophecy, vol. 2, page 9, also in Lift Him Up, page 24) 

Cumbered with humanity, Christ could not be in every place personally; therefore it was altogether for their advantage that He should leave them, 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. Although our Lord ascended from earth to heaven, the Holy Spirit was His representative among men. [John 14:15-18 quoted]....He would represent Himself as present in all places by His Holy Spirit, as the Omnipresent. Private Letter to her son James Edson 19, 1895 (MS 14, 23)

The Holy Spirit is Christ's representative, but divested of the personality of humanity, and independent thereof. Cumbered with humanity, Christ could not be in every place personally. Therefore it was for their interest that He should go to the Father, and send the Holy Spirit to be His successor on earth. No one could then have any advantage because of his location or his personal contact with Christ. By the Spirit the Saviour would be accessible to all. In this sense He would be nearer to them than if He had not ascended on high. Published as edited by Ellen White in DA 669, 1898.

"The man Christ Jesus was not the Lord God Almighty." -Ellen G. White (1903, ms 150, SDA Commentary V, p. 1129)

1904 "To Christ had been given an exalted position. He has been made equal with the Father" (Testimonies vol. 8, p. 268)

Isaiah 46:5 "To whom will ye liken me, and make me equal, and compare me, that we may be like?"

Philippians 2:6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:"

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