Why is the belief that the holy Spirit is God, as stated in our new list of points of belief, a literal and direct VIOLATION OF THE FIRST COMMANDMENT about the one and only God? The title of the SUPREME, the ONLY true God, the Ruler of the whole universe and the great Law-giver refers, according to the following quotes, ONLY to God the Father, the Only One Who bears the right to it and the highest worship!

  • Jehovah (Father), the eternal, self-existent, uncreated One, Himself the Source and Sustainer of all, is alone entitled to supreme reverence and worship.” {Ellen White: PP, 305} {7ABC 439.2}
  • Our heavenly Father is the God of the universe, and Christ is the divine Son, the One equal with the Father.” {Ms49 – April 14, 1906, p. 26}
  • 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 GODa nd HisS ON Jesus Christ, THROUGH Whom He communicates with the world.” {Ellen White: 1BC, p. 1117, 1903}
  • “…it is God (Father), 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}
  • “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}
  • THEGREAT 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 by Thy name, O LORD God of hosts.“ {Jeremiah 15:16}

God the Father, the GREAT Jehovah, also gave the Son the name Jehovah to give Him the honor of being treated in the same way as the Father, without breaking the first commandment!

  • The Son of God was NEXT in authority TO THE GREAT LAWGIVER.” {Ellen White: RH, December 17, 1872 par. 1} {Ellen White: 2SP 9}
  • God is a moral governor as well as a Father. HE is the LAWGIVER.“ {Ellen White: 12MR 208}
  • The Ancient of days is GOD THE FATHER. Says the psalmist, “Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever Thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, Thou art God.” [Psalm 90:2.] It is He, THE SOURCE OF ALL BEING, AND THE FOUNTAIN OF ALL LAW, i.e. to preside in the Judgment. And holy angels, as ministers and witnesses, in number “ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands,” attend this great tribunal.” {Ellen White: GC 1888, p. 479}

Is there still a doubt that the One who really gave the 10 Commandments is only God the Father, to Whom the following words of the FIRST commandment IN SINGULAR apply? Let’s read the first commandment:

  • “And God spake all these words, saying, I AM the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt have no other gods before ME.“ {Exodus 20:1-3}

In Revelation 14:12 and 12:17 we read a clear confirmation of the words of affiliation, and that the 10 commandments are from God the Father, and that the faith is Jesus’.

  • “Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the COMMANDMENTS OF GOD, and the faith of Jesus.“ {Revelation 14:12}
  • “…which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.“ {Revelation 12:17}

God the Father communicated with mankind through His Son, brought Israel out of Egypt, created the Earth and us, and through Jesus revealed the 10 Commandments. Jesus only spoke in the name of the Father. In the quotes below, we can recognise that God the Father is the Source of the law of the 10 commandments in Sinai:

  • 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, 1903}
  • Christ was not only the leader of the Hebrews in the wilderness—the Angel in Whom was 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, 1890}
  • “When the law was spoken, the Lord, the Creator of heaven and earth, STOOD BY THE SIDE OF His Son, enshrouded in the fire and the smoke on the mount.“ {Ellen White: ST 15. October 1896, par. 4} {Ellen White: 1BC, 1103.13}
  • “That there might be no mistake in the matter, the Father and the Son descended upon Mount Sinai, and there the precepts of HIS (Father’s) law were spoken in awful grandeur in the hearing of all Israel.” {Ellen White: ST 15. October 1896} {1BC 1103.13} {EGW: Manuscript 3, 1886, CTr 109.6}  {Ellen White: Christ Triumphant, 12. April, CTr 109.6}
  • It was Christ who (just) SPOKE the law on Mount Sinai” {Ellen White: FE, 237.1}

The words of the first commandment IN SINGULAR have to do exclusively with God the Father, Who, according to the Bible and EGW, is the Only One bears the name of the only true God. But then, what did Jesus mean by these words?

– “If ye love Me, keep My commandments.“ {John 14:15}

Does Jesus say in these words that He is also the Author of the 10 Commandments? Or does He make a call to the Commandments that He brought, proclaimed, and kept in the name of His Father? We all know that only the highest instance writes the constitution, which is the binding, primary law of that state. In that sense, of course, the constitutional law of God the Father is also the law of Jesus, since He, together with the Father, is the Co-Ruler of that heavenly estate, although only the Beneficiary but not the Writer of that law. We read in the Gospel of John that everything comes from the Father:

  • “He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father’s which sent me.“ {John 14:24}

Only God the Father, and not a Trinity, is that God, the Source of the law with the 10 commandments and the Head over all, even over His Son Jesus! But we should also think that Jesus is the only one that can be in us, because only through His power and guidance in prayer can we overcome sin. If Jesus does not live in us with His Spirit, then our faith becomes worthless.

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