• “…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}

Here we see clearly that God forbids us to lift up the holy Spirit and pray to Him! Why? Because he is not God himself, but only the Spirit of God the Father and the Son Jesus.

  • “But to us there is but one God, the Father, OF WHOM are all things, and we in Him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, BY WHOM are all things, and we by Him.” {1 Corinthians 8:6}

The Apostle Paul praises God, and at the same time, the Lord Jesus. Does he perhaps glorify Jesus twice, once as a “part of the Trinity” and once separately? Does Jesus exist twice? Such a combination is already mathematically impossible. The name “one God” in the Bible means God the Father and not the Trinity! In heaven, according to the Spirit of Prophecy, only God the Father will bear the name of one God even after the destruction of sin. Also in the Great Struggle, there is a confirmation of these words, and we also know that Ellen White never changed her position on that topic.

  • “And the years of eternity, as they roll, will bring richer and still more glorious revelations of God and of Christ. As knowledge is progressive, so will love, reverence, and happiness increase. The more men learn of God, the greater will be their admiration of His character. As Jesus opens before them the riches of redemption and the amazing achievements in the great controversy with Satan, the hearts of the ransomed thrill with more fervent devotion, and with more rapturous joy they sweep the harps of gold; and ten thousand times ten thousand and thousands of thousands of voices unite to swell the mighty chorus of praise. “And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto Him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.” {Revelation 5:13}. The great controversy is ended. Sin and sinners are no more.” {Ellen White: GC p. 678}

For we read God the Father and Jesus Christ, and we will admire the character of God the Father. Does the Trinity have a common character as just one “fused” person, since it says “God’s character” here? Why is Jesus mentioned independently of God (Father) if the name God means a Trinity? We cannot, if necessary, interpret that ‘God’ means a Trinity in one place and in another place it means Father. This is contrary to biblical principles.

  • “There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord (Jesus), one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.” {Ephesians 4:4-6}

In the Bible, we read the description of the true church (body). It has: One body, one spirit, one God (Father) and one Lord (Jesus). And the truly faithful church, which holds the Bible, believes that only the Father is the only true God. That one God has the supreme authority over all, even over the Son. That God is the Father of all, even of Jesus, and by His holy Spirit is in all of us. We read that there is only one God and Father of all, Who is above all, and through all, and in all of us!

  • “Let the missionaries of the cross proclaim that there is one God, and one Mediator between God and man, who is Jesus Christ the Son of the Infinite God.” {Ellen White: 1888 Materials, p. 886, 1891}
  • “For there is one God (Father), and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.“ {1 Timothy 2:5}
  • “And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God (Father), and Jesus Christ, Whom Thou hast sent.” {John 17:3}

The Genesis account tells us that Jesus made Eve from Adam’s rib. Similarly, Jesus was born of the Divine body of His Father. Should we perhaps think that God has no absolute knowledge and that it was only later that he “realised” that  Adam needed a wife? God did this to show us that Jesus literally descended from Him, like Eve from Adam, and that Jesus is His literal Son with His same Divine nature. A literal Son excludes the Trinity, which is described as three equal Beings without beginning. But God the Father showed us through Isaac’s sacrifice that, like Abraham, he was filled with incomprehensibly deep sorrow as He watched His Son Jesus die for us in the worst of torments! 

God the Father is the “only true God”, the only God without beginning and the King of the Universe. This, of course, does not mean that Jesus is not God. Jesus is a Divine and not a created Being, of the same Divine nature as His Father, with the difference that Jesus possesses a literal beginning and is like a literal Son under His Father. If the Father and the Son are completely equal, it would mean Duality, which directly attacks the authority of God the Father. Did Jesus’ disciples understand that He was a Divine and not a created Being?

  • “And Thomas answered and said unto Him, My Lord and my God.“ {John 20:28}
  • Christ was God essentially, and in the highest sense. He was with God (Father) from all eternity (an analysis of the term of eternity is in another chapter). God over all, blessed forevermore.” {Ellen White: 5BC 1126.4}
  • “I will not execute the fierceness of mine anger, I will not return to destroy Ephraim: for I am God, and not man; the holy One in the midst of thee: and I will not enter into the city.” {Hosea 11:9}
  • But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom. Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.” {Hebrews 1:8-9}
  • The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit Thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool. The LORD shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion: rule Thou in the midst of thine enemies.” {Psalm 110:1.2}
  • “I will not execute the fierceness of mine anger, I will not return to destroy Ephraim: for I am God, and not man; the holy One in the midst of thee: and I will not enter into the city.“ {Hosea 11:9}
  • “Whose are the fathers, and of Whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen.” {Romans 9:5}
  • “For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” {Isaiah 9:6}

Do the words in the above verse say that Jesus is God the Father? Through His death on the cross, Jesus became our earthly Father, because through His death we gained access to eternal life! The title of mighty God and eternal Father represents His exaltation for His sacrifice on our behalf, and does not mean that Jesus is the Father of the whole Universe as His Father is. According to the Bible and EGW, the Father is the only true God and the only true Father of all Beings in the entire Universe.

  • Christ is our Example. He was NEXT to God (Father) in the heavenly courts.” {Ellen White: Notebook Leaflets from the Elmshaven Library, vol. 1, p. 114,115 – Letter 48, 1902}
  • “They shall have an experimental knowledge of the only true God (Father) and of Jesus Christ Whom He hath sent.”! {Ellen White: SW, Oct. 25, 1898}
  • The Son of God was NEXT in authority TO THE GREAT LAW GIVER.” {Ellen White: RH, December 17, 1872 par. 1} {Ellen White: 2SP 9}

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