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This is a topic that could easily fill a great many posts because the doctrine of the Holy Spirit and just what it does is substantial and complex. That of course is only the case if you’re talking about the traditional Christian perspective on the Holy Spirit.
However first of all we need to address the way things were, as far as I know are being taught in the SDA church about the Holy Spirit.
Adventist Perspective on the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is not a person according to Adventism; in fact Adventists don’t seem to know what to do with the Doctrine of the Holy Spirit. You see Adventists have a distinct problem with the more supernatural aspects of the Holy Spirit, they generally shy away from anything that sounds like Spirit world or such strangeness.
While I was an Adventist I was basically taught that the Holy Spirit would walk around, kind of alongside us in life. It would help us to “be good” and “do the right things”, in the end if we listened to the Holy Spirit because of its help we would if we “were good” in the end be able to “perfectly keep the 10 commandments”.