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“And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.”

King James Bible

John 17:3

One God, One Lord, One Spirit

Who is God?

  • Is God, as many suppose, three persons who are mysteriously and unexplainably one divine being (trinity doctrine)?
  • Is God tritheistic, three eternal divine gods—God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit?
  • Is God one Being, a divine personality, an individual person, an individual divine Being, the only true God?

Fortunately, this question of “Who is God?” is clearly answered in Scripture and in the inspired writings of Ellen G. White. All we have to do is take those inspired statements “as they read” and stop allowing human reasoning and speculation to take the place of a plain “Thus saith the LORD.”


Let’s see what Scripture clearly reveals to us about: Who is God?

John 3:16 … tells us that God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son and this clearly shows us that God is a divine person, an individual Being, and that this divine Being called God has one (only) born (begotten) divine child (Son) whom God sent to our world. Speculative philosophical reasoning is not needed to understand this amazingly profound verse. God is the Father and He has only one born/begotten Son. All other sons (and daughters) of God are created or adopted (in and by Christ). This only begotten Son was with the God (pros ton theon) “In the beginning.” John 1:1. The Son was God (theos), possessing His Father’s divine nature because He was born of God, He being the first-born of heaven.

John 17:3 … tells us that God is the only true God and this clearly refers to God the Father, the God and Father of Jesus, since Jesus is here mentioned as the one whom God has sent to our world.

1 Corinthians 8:5-6 … tells us that though there are gods many and lords many but “to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things and this clearly is in reference to God the Father, the God and Father of Jesus. God the Father is the Sovereign of the Universe. Jesus is the one by whom God created all things.

2 Corinthians 5:19 … tells us that “God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto Himself, …”, therefore when we see Jesus we see God revealed there. Christ came to our world to reveal to us His Father, God the Father.

From the pen of Mrs. Ellen G. White: Who is God?

God is the Father of Christ; and Christ is the Son of God. To Christ has been given an exalted position. He has been made equal with the Father. All the councils of God are opened unto His Son.” — 18LtMs, Ms 111, 1903, par. 5 • Ellen G. White

God is the eternal, self-existent One. From my girlhood I have been given plain instruction that God is a person, and that Christ is “the express image of His person.” [Hebrews 1:3.] God always has been.” — 18LtMs, Ms 137, 1903, par. 3 • Ellen G. White

The Lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of the Father, is truly God in infinity, but not in personality.” — 20LtMs, Ms 116, 1905, par. 19 • Ellen G. White

Christ came to the world to reveal the character of the Father, and to redeem the fallen race. The world’s Redeemer was equal with God. His authority was as the authority of God. He declared that he had no existence separate from the Father. The authority by which he spoke, and wrought miracles, was expressly his own, yet he assures us that he and the Father are one. … ‘No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.'” — Review & Herald, January 7, 1890, par. 1 • Ellen G. White

Christ, the Word, the only begotten of God, was one with the eternal Fatherone in nature, in character, in purposethe only being that could enter into all the counsels and purposes of God.” — Patriarchs & Prophets, p. 34.1 • Ellen G. White (note that this quote refers to a time period before the creation of the earth)

We may go to the heathen and say to them that we love the truth and serve the true God, and they will tell you that they worship the true and living God. We have no other way to tell who the true and living God is, only as we turn to this commandment [fourth commandment]. That God, that made the lofty trees and every thing that is lovely and beautiful under the heavens, He that weighs the hills in the balances, that God is the true and living God; He created the whole universe. And these commandments tell us who the true God is. If Satan can get this fourth commandment out of the Decalogue, then you will not be able to tell who the true and living God is.Well, who is the true God? The God that created everything that is beautiful in nature. We are to look up through nature to nature’s God; there we are to see the true God, the Maker of the heavens and the earth. The first four of these commandments show our duty to God, and the last six to our fellow men. We cannot break one of these first four and be in favor with God. Neither can we break one of the last six and be in favor with God. These we must urge upon the people.” — 4LtMs, Ms 5, 1885, par. 13-14 • Ellen G. White

For much more regarding this matter please visit the Scripture and Ellen White Quotes pages on this website.

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