ELLEN WHITE: JEHOVAH, JEHOWA OR JAHWE?

No Christian theologian or Jewish priest today can read the name YHVH correctly because there are no interjections in the Hebrew language, and the original form has been forgotten because misguided priests have issued a ban on pronouncing God’s name. This did not happen by chance. Satan attacked God’s authority and made God’s true name incomprehensible and unrecognisable. Next, he replaced God’s name with the name JAHWE, which comes from pagan circles from the name JOUWE = “God” Jupiter – Lucifer.

God revealed in Revelation that the last generation of His people would reject all false doctrine and sin, and within that, He revealed His true name through His prophet Ellen White! And she clearly wrote the name JEHOVAH, and not Jahweh or Jahwe! The name Jahwe penetrated Adventist circles after the death of Ellen White, along with the Trinity doctrine and other apostate teachings. Ellen White, along with the pioneers, used God’s true name in her writings:

  • “As JEHOVAH, THE SUPREME RULER, God could not personally communicate with sinful men, but He so loved the world that He sent Jesus to our world as a revelation of Himself.” {Ellen White: 9MR, p. 122.3, 1903}
  • The great Jehovah has proclaimed from His throne: ‘This is My beloved Son.’” {Ellen White: DA p. 579.4}
  • Jehovah, the eternal, self-existent, uncreated One, Himself the SOURCE and Sustainer OF ALL, IS ALONE entitled to SUPREME reverence and worship.” {Ellen White: Patriarchs and Prophets, 305} {7ABC 439.2}
  • “Those who trample upon God’s authority, and show open contempt to the law given in such grandeur at Sinai, virtually despise the Lawgiver, the great JEHOVAH.” {Ellen White: 3SG, p. 294, 1864}
  • JEHOVAH is the name GIVEN to Christ.” {Ellen White: ST, 3. May 1899, par 18}
  • Christ was not only the leader of the Hebrews in the wilderness—the Angel in Whom was (Father’s) the name of JEHOVAH, and who, veiled in the cloudy pillar, went before the host—but it was He who gave the law to Israel.” {Ellen White: PP, p. 366.2, 1890}
  • “As the divine Sufferer hung upon the cross, angels gathered about Him, and as they looked upon Him, and heard His cry, they asked, with intense emotion, “Will not the Lord JEHOVAH (the Father) save Him (Jesus)?” {Ellen White: FLB 76.3}
  • “We believe Him to be the divine Person addressed by JEHOVAH in the words, ” Let us make man.” He was with the Father before the world was. [..] We HAVE NOT as much SYMPATHY with Unitarians that deny the Divinity of Christ, AS WITH TRINITARIANS who hold that the Son is the eternal Father, and talk so mistily about the THREE-ONE GOD. Give the Master all that Divinity with which the holy Scriptures clothe Him.“ {James White: Review and Herald, 6. June, 1871, 196, Text: Western Tour} {http:// docs.adventistarchives.org/docs/RH/RH18710606-V37-25__B.pdf}
  • “Behold, I send an Angel before thee … for My name is in Him.“ {Exodus 23:20, 21}
  • “At the Saviour’s baptism, Satan was among the witnesses. He saw the Father’s glory overshadowing His Son. He heard the voice of JEHOVAH (the Father) testifying to the Divinity of Jesus.” {Ellen White: DA, p. 116.2}

Why does the name JEHOVAH stand for H as the last letter? Because H is the last letter in the abbreviated name JHVH. Likewise, the letter W does not exist in the Hebrew language. Therefore, the form JHWH, i.e. Jehowah is not right, but only JHVH, i.e. Jehovah.

The Jewish theologian Nehemiah Gordon explained and proved these above facts:

www.nehemiaswall.com/nehemia-gordon-name-god

Only the Father, “the great Jehovah”, is the supreme authority, always above Jesus and the only Source of everything

  • Christ had been taken into the special counsel of God in regard to His plans, while Satan was unacquainted with them. He did not understand, neither was he permitted to know, the purposes of God. But Christ was acknowledged sovereign of Heaven, His power and authority to be the same as that of God Himself.” {Ellen White: 1SP, p. 18, 1870}
  • The great Creator assembled the heavenly host, that He might in the presence of all the angels confer special honor upon His Son (since forever Son!). The Son was seated on the throne with the Father, and the heavenly throng of holy angels was gathered around Them. The Father then made known that it was ordained by Himself that Christ, His Son, shouldbeequal with Himself; so that wherever was the presence of His Son, it was as His own presence. The word of the Son was to be obeyed as readily as the word of the Father. His Son He had INVESTED with authority to command the heavenly host. Especially was His Son to work in union with Himself in the anticipated creation of the earth and every living thing that should exist upon the earth. His Son would carry out His will and His purposes, but would do nothing of Himself alone. The Father’s will would be fulfilled in Him.” {Ellen White: 1SP, p. 17.2 1870}
  • “They told Adam and Eve that the most exalted angel, next in order to Christ, refused obedience to the law of God (the Father) which He had ordained to govern heavenly Beings; that this rebellion had caused war in Heaven which resulted in the rebellious being expelled therefrom, and every angel was driven out of Heaven who united with him in questioning the authority of THE GREAT Jehovah (the Father); and that this fallen foe was now an enemy to all that concerned the interest of God and His dear Son.” {Ellen White: 1SP, p. 33.2 1870}

Where, in the above quote, is the Holy Spirit mentioned, if he is a third Divine Being?

  • I asked Jesus if His Father had a form like Himself. He said He had, but I could not behold it, for said He, “If you should once behold the glory of His person, you would cease to exist.” {Ellen White: EW, p. 54.2}

If the Father and the Son were the same, EGW would have to die by looking at Jesus in heaven!

  • The GREAT Jehovah has proclaimed from His throne, “This is My beloved Son.”-” {Ellen White: DA, p. 579.4}
  • “Those who trample upon God’s authority, and show open contempt to the law given in such grandeur at Sinai, virtually despise the Lawgiver, the great Jehovah.” {Ellen White: 3SG, p. 294, 1864}
  • 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. He was of as much more value than man as his noble, spotless character, and exalted office as commander of all the heavenly host, were above the work of man. He was in the express image of His Father, not in features alone, but in perfection of character.” {Ellen White: RH, December 17, 1872 par. 1}
  • God is a moral Governor as well as a Father.” {Ellen White: 12MR, p. 208.2, 1876}
  • God (the Father) is the GREAT I AM, THE SOURCE OF BEING, THE CENTER of authority and power.” {Ellen White: LP, p. 296.2, 1883}
  • “Youth who are not established, rooted and grounded in the truth, will be corrupted and drawn away by the blind leaders of the blind; and the ungodly, the despisers that wonder and perish, who despise the sovereignty of the Ancient of Days and place on the throne a false god, A BEING of their own defining, a being altogether such an one as themselves,—these will be agents in Satan’s hands to corrupt the faith of the unwary.” {Ellen White: 1888 Materials, p. 484.3 1889}
  • The Ancient of days is God the Father.” {Ellen White: GC 1888, p. 479.2}
  • “Before the assembled inhabitants of heaven the King declared that NONE but Christ, the only begotten of God, could FULLY ENTER into His purposes, and to Him it was committed to execute the mighty counsels of His will.“ {Ellen White: PP, p. 36.2, 1890}

Involved in all intentions means knowing all the intentions of God the Father. Isn’t it strange that the Holy spirit does not know the Father’s intentions?

  • All things Christ received from God, but He took to give. So in the heavenly courts, in His ministry for all created Beings: through the beloved Son, the Father’s life flows out to all; through the Son it returns, in praise and joyous service, a tide of love, to the great Source (the Father) of all.” {Ellen White: DA, p. 21.2}
  • “For as the Father hath life in Himself; so hath HE GIVEN to the Son to have life in Himself; “ {John 5:26}
  • Jehovah (the Father), the eternal, self-existent, uncreated One, Himself THE SOURCE and Sustainer OF ALL, IS ALONE entitled to SUPREME reverence and worship.” {Ellen White: Patriarchs and Prophets, 305} {7ABC 439.2}

Who is that self-existential God that is being described in the above quote? To Whom does the highest prayer belong to: the Father or the Son? Who is the Source of everything, even of Jesus’ life? It is the term “life in itself” that signifies the Divine life, which Jesus received by His heavenly birth, so that He also has a self-existent “life in Himself” as well as the Father.

  • “Thine, O LORD, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the Majesty: for all i.e. in the heaven and in the earth is Thine; Thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and Thou art exalted as head above ALL.“ {1 Chronicles 29:11}
  • “Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ.“ {Titus 2:13}

The Great God is the Father, and Jesus is our Savior.

  • “Jesus saith unto her, touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to My Father: but go to My brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto My Father, and your Father; and to My God, and your God.” {John 20:17}
  • “And He saith unto them, Ye shall drink indeed of My cup, and be baptised with the baptism that I am baptised with: but to sit on My right hand, and on My left, is not Mine to give, but it shall be given to them for Whom it is prepared of my Father”. {Matthew 20:23}
  • God (the Father), as THE SUPREME Ruler of the universe has ever required prompt and unquestioning obedience. Even Christ, in the days of His flesh, was obedient to the law of the Father.” {Ellen White: ST, July 22, 1886 par. 2}
  • “I go unto the Father: for My Father is greater than I.” {John 14:28}
  • God is the Father of Christ; Christ is the Son of God. To Christ has been given an exalted position. He has been made equal with the Father. All the counsels of God are opened to His Son.” {Ellen White: 8T, p. 268.3, 1904}

Jesus has always been the Son!

  • “So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, He was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.” {Mark 16:19}
  • “But I would have you know, that the Head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the Head of Christ is God.“ {1 Corinthians 11:3}
  • The only Being Who was one with God lived the law in humanity, descended to the lowly life of a common laborer, and toiled at the carpenter’s bench with His earthly parent.” {Ellen White: ST, October 14, 1897 par. 3}
  • “…it is God, the only true and living God, to Whom our worship and reverence are due. …Let the brightest example the world has yet seen be your example, rather than the greatest and most learned men of the age, who know not God, nor Jesus Christ Whom He has sent. The Father and the Son alone are to be exalted.” {Ellen White: YI, July 7, 1898 par. 2}
  • Jehovah is the only true God, and He is to be reverenced and worshiped.” {Ellen White: 6T, p. 166, 1901}
  • “Jesus saith unto her, touch Me not; for I am not yet ascended to My Father: but go to My brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto My Father, and your Father; and to My God, and your God.“ {John 20:17}

Who is God Jehovah?

  • As Jehovah, THE SUPREME Ruler, God could not personally communicate with sinful men, but He so loved the world that HesentJesus to our world as a revelation of Himself.” {Ellen White: 9MR, p. 122.3, 1903}

God’s statement that Jesus is His Son means that God is Jesus’ heavenly Father and Jesus is His heavenly Son, and not just on Earth as part of a “role play.” That is why the Apostle Paul, after Jesus was already in heaven, said that the Father is above His Son! On Earth, the role of the earthly father was given to Joseph.

Jesus and the name Jehovah. Did He receive it from the Father, Who also bears the name Jehovah? Does it give Him the same level of authority with the Father?

Did Jesus get the name ‘Jehovah’, and did that name give Jesus the same level of authority that the Father has? Some interpret the clear words that Jehovah God is the “Source of all things” and apply them to Jesus because Jesus is also called Jehovah. Some go so far as to claim that the name Jehovah “signifies the Trinity.” The truth is that the Father is named Jehovah. Jesus got that name from the Father. The One Source of everything is the Source of the name too. And the one who receives it is not the Source of everything!

  • THE GREAT JEHOVAH has proclaimed from His throne, “This is My beloved Son.” {Ellen White: DA p. 579.4}
  • Jehovah is the name GIVEN to Christ.” {Ellen White: ST, 3. May 1899, par 18}
  • “Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and Thy word was unto Me the joy and rejoicing of Mine heart: for I am called (given) by Thy name, O LORD God of hosts.“ {Jeremiah 15:16}
  • Christ was not only the Leader of the Hebrews in the wilderness—the Angel in Whom was (Father’s) the name of Jehovah, and Who, veiled in the cloudy pillar, went before the host but it was He Who gave the law to Israel.” {Ellen White: PP, p. 366.2, 1890}
  • “Behold, I send an Angel before thee…for My name is in Him.“ {Exodus 23:20, 21}
  • “At the Saviour’s baptism, Satan was among the witnesses. He saw the Father’s glory overshadowing His Son. He heard the voice of Jehovah (the Father) testifying to the Divinity of Jesus.” {Ellen White: DA, p. 116.2}
  • “As the Divine Sufferer hung upon the cross, angels gathered about Him, and as they looked upon Him, and heard His cry, they asked, with intense emotion, “Will not the Lord Jehovah (the Father) save Him (Jesus)?”– “ {Ellen White: FLB 76.3}

If both the Father and the Son bear the name Jehovah, and if in the quoted description that name signifies the One Who is the absolute Source of all things, then this can only refer to the Father Jehovah. The Spirit of Prophecy distinguishes and calls the Father the GREAT Jehovah, for He is above His Son Jesus Jehovah:

  • Jehovah, the eternal, self-existent, uncreated One, Himself THE SOURCE and Sustainer OF ALL, IS ALONE ENTITLED to SUPREME reverence and worship.” {Ellen White: Patriarchs and Prophets, 305} {7ABC 439.2}

God the Father Jehovah is the source of everything, even of the Divine life of His Son!

  • As Jehovah, THE SUPREME Ruler, God could not personally communicate with sinful men, but He so loved the world that He sent Jesus to our world as a revelation of Himself.” {Ellen White: Manuscript Releases Volume 9, p. 122.3, 1903}
  • “And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is My beloved Son, in Whom I am well pleased.“ {Matthew 3:17}
  • “Those who trample upon God’s authority, and show open contempt to the law given in such grandeur at Sinai, virtually despise the Lawgiver, the great Jehovah.” {Ellen White: 3SG, p. 294, 1864}
  • The Son of God was next in authority to THE GREAT Lawgiver.” {Ellen White: RH, December 17, 1872 par. 1} {2SP 9}
  • “The Lord God of heaven is our Leader. He is a leader Whom we can safely follow; for He never makes a mistake. Let us honor God and His Son Jesus Christ, through Whom He communicates with the world.” {Ellen White, 1BC, p. 1117.9, 1903}
  • “Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to My Father: but go to My brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto My Father, and your Father; and to My God, and your God.” {John 20:17}

Despite Jesus Being under the authority of His Father, Jesus also has a Divine nature! In the following quote from 1879, we can see that Ellen White always viewed Jesus as a Divine Being, albeit in a hierarchy below the Father. God bears the name of the ONLY God, and Jesus at certain moments bears the same title of God, but NOT the ONLY (true) God, which is given only to God the Father.

  • “Fallen men, in one sense, could not be companions for Christ, for they could not enter into sympathy with His divine nature, and hold communion with the world’s Redeemer.” {Ellen White: ST, December 11, 1879 par. 3}

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