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The Alpha and Omega of Deadly Heresies

Shortly after Dr. John Harvey Kellogg wrote the book Living Temple, which contained pantheistic views about God, he accepted the doctrine of the Trinity.

"Living Temple contains the alpha of these theories. I knew that the omega would follow in a little while, and I trembled for our people. I knew that I must warn our brethren and sisters not to enter into controversy over the presence and personality of God." --Ellen G. White, Selected Messages, Vol. 1, p. 203

"The spiritualistic theories regarding the personality of God, followed to their logical conclusion, sweep away the whole Christian economy." --Ellen G. White, Selected Messages, Vol. 1, p. 204

The Alpha and Omega of Deadly Heresies

"As far as I can fathom, the difficulty which is found in the Living Temple, the whole thing may be simmered down to this question: Is the Holy Ghost a person? You say no. . . . How the Holy Ghost can be the third person and not be a person at all is difficult for me to see." (J.H. Kellogg to G. I. Butler Oct. 28, 1903)

“He [J. H. Kellogg] then stated that his former views regarding the trinity had stood in his way of making a clear and absolutely correct statement; but that within a short time he had come to believe in the trinity and could now see pretty clearly where all the difficulty was, and believed that he could clear the matter up satisfactorily. He told me that he now believed in God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost; and his view was that it was God the Holy Ghost, and not God the Father, that filled all space, and every living thing. He said that if he had believed this before writing the book, he could have expressed his views without giving the wrong impression the book now gives.” (Letter by A. G. Daniells to W. C. White on October 29, 1903)