This is the study given at Michigan Camp Meeting in 2022. It is an updated version from that originally posted at Revival and Reformation.
Psalms 19:1-3 “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. 2 Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. 3 There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.”
Romans 1:20 “For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse.”
1 John 4:8 “He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.”
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
Psalms 103:10-11 “He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities. 11 For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.”
Luke 6:36 Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.”
Ephesians 2:4-8 “But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, 5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) 6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: 7 That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.”
This is the first of a multi-part Bible study on the Godhead. Made up of three distinct Eternal Persons, the Godhead is revealed throughout the Old and New Testament Scriptures.
The Father is one of these distinct Eternal Persons. You will learn about Him in this first study. The next parts of this study present evidence on, (1) Christ, the Father’s representative and self-existent Divine Saviour of the world; (2) the Holy Spirit, Christ’s Representative and Successor; and the (3) “Eternal” Three, and “The LORD our God, the LORD is one.” An addendum to the second part lists the many quotations of Ellen White attesting to the “everlasting to everlasting,” eternal duration, of Christ’s life.
Unless otherwise indicated, all Scriptures are taken from the KJV.
Throughout the studies footnotes are added, bringing further clarification on the subject in question, or providing key quotations from the writings of Ellen G. White.
These studies are the result of three years of careful study of the Bible, the writings of Ellen White, and other authors on the subject. To date, more than 1,500 pages of quotations have been collected from the writings of Ellen White on the subject.
In these studies there is some duplication of texts.
Unless stated otherwise, quotations come from the writings of Mrs. White. The verses with asterisks (*) indicate important references.
• The works of creation prove the existence, glory, wisdom and power of the Godhead.
• The Godhead is a mystery.
• The Father is one of three Persons who make up the Godhead.
The Personhood of the Father
• The Father is a person and distinct from Christ.
• The Father is eternal.
• The Father is self-existent.
• The Father is great in His majesty and above all Gods.
• The Father is unchanging (immutable).
• The Father is present everywhere (omnipresent).
• The Father is all powerful (omnipotent).
• The Father is all knowing (omniscient).
• The Father is Wise
• The Father is sovereign.
• The Father is true.
+ His word is true.
+ His promises are true.
• The Father is infinite in love.
• The Father is merciful.
• The Father Forgives
• The Father saves through His Son Jesus Christ.
• The Father is good.
• The Father judges.
• No Person has ever seen God.
• The Father represented Himself through Christ.
• There is perfect unity between Father and the Son.
• The Father was involved in creation.
• The Father and Humankind
• God is referred to as “Father” in numerous Scriptures.
• Humankind are referred to in a variety of ways, including “sons,” “daughters,” and “children.”
• The Father sought to be in relationship with humankind.
• The Father made wonderful promises.
• The Father commands our worship.
• Reason with God
• Return to God
• Anticipate a new life
• Commit to an ongoing relationship with God