• “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God.” {John 1:1.2}. Christ, the Word, the only begotten of God, was one with the eternal Father—one in nature, in character, in purpose—the only being that could enter into all the counsels and purposes of God (Father). “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 (´el´), The everlastingFather (´ad-ab´), The Prince of Peace.” {Isaiah9:6}. “But Thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though Thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me i.e. to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.” {Micah 5:2} {Ellen White: PP p. 34}

The Hebrew word ‘el‘ (translated as God in most Bibles) can at the same time be translated quite differently: (according to ESmS 422 and 425) also with ‘might‘, ‘power‘, ‘strength‘ or ‘a divine hero‘ or (according to Buber-Rosenzweig) with ‘counsellor‘, or (according to Eduard Rupprecht) with ‘strength‘ and ‘hero‘, or (according to ´Biblische Concordanz) ‘He who brings counsel to the Almighty‘, or (according to the Gute Nachricht Bibel) ‘mighty hero‘, because it refers to the Son of God Jesus! 

The name ´Eternal Father´ ‘ad-ab‘ is also mostly translated in the sense of the Trinity! The Hebrew word in Isaiah 9:6-7 ‘ad` (according to ESmS 5814 and 5815), although translated predominantly as ‘eternal‘, tends to mean ‘ever‘, ‘permanent‘ or ‘prey‘ because the word ‘eternal‘ in Hebrew is ‘olam‘ (ESmS 5886)! Also the Hebrew word ‘ab‘ means not only ‘father‘ but (according to ESmS No. 1) also ‘originator (of booty)’. Dr der Wette translated it as ‘prey father‘. Prof. Dr. Naftali Herz (Tur-Sinai) translates it as ‘of the prey father‘. Martin Buber and Franz Rosenzweig translate the term in the book “The Scriptures” as ‘Father of Victory (Prey)‘, which shows Jesus, because He was born and died for us so that we might have eternal life.

The name “God the Father” is never the name of Jesus, but only of His Father, because a son cannot be his own father at the same time! All verses in the Bible in which Jesus bears the name God bear a different word in the original, because the name God in the Bible always and without exception refers only to God the Father. According to the Bible and Ellen White, only God the Father of Jesus is the only True God without begin in the whole universe! 

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