Eventually, "the Holy Spirit" got added into this "Godhead" as one of "three living persons of the heavenly trio"1 and one of "the three holiest Beings in heaven"2--and the current SDA teaching of Tritheism (that there are three divine beings in "the Godhead" who are "one" only in purpose, character, etc.) was born.
The Mormons will also use the term Trinity, as does modalist preacher T. They have simply redefined Christian terms--and so have the Mormons, T. Jakes, and the Seventh-day Adventists, with regard to the term "Trinity." In fact, as we will see later on, even the SDA Church's own theologians/scholars admit that Adventism teaches a different "Trinity" doctrine than the historical, orthodox Christian doctrine of the Trinity.
Now, let us explore what Adventism teaches about this essential point of doctrine.
Trinity: There is one God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, a unity of three co-eternal Persons. Just as Mormons claim to believe in "one God" but in reality teach Tritheism, this claim by the SDAs is not enough to make them Trinitarian.
God is immortal, all-powerful, all-knowing, above all, and ever present. The statement can make evangelical Christians believe they are orthodox, while at the same time meaning something different within Adventism.
The Biblical truth is that there is only one Being, only one God--Father, Son, and Holy Spirit--who is the Creator, Source, Sustainer and Sovereign of all creation.