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While investigating the Sacred Name, there is a question which arises. Is IAUA the name of God the Father, God the Son, or God the Holy Spirit? My studies indicate the name of IAUA is like a family name which applies equally to the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

A related issue involving the word ELAIM makes this clearer. The English translation of ELAIM to the word God implies singular but the Hebrew word is definitely plural. Therefore, it is more appropriate to use the word 'Godhead' or 'the Godhead' to adapt to English grammar.

We can believe anything we want from our study of God's Word but the question is whether you can provide evidence of the truth. It is true evidence is rarely irrefutable for God in His wisdom has always left room for doubt of those who refuse to believe. It is particularly difficult to get very deeply into understanding of the Bible when you only use a translation. It is necessary for the deep student to have some understanding and study of the original Hebrew.

The first evidence for the family name of IAUA starts with Genesis 1:1.

1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
Genesis 1:1

Substituting the actual Hebrew word for God:

1 In the beginning ELAIM created the heaven and the earth.
Genesis 1:1

Illustrating a suggested alternate translation:

1 In the beginning, the Godhead created Heaven and Earth.
Genesis 1:1

In Genesis 2:4, which based on content might be more accurately considered the beginning of the second "chapter", we see the introduction of the family name paired with the reference to the Godhead.

4 These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens,
Genesis 2:4

Substituting the actual Hebrew words:

4 Genesis 2:4 These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that IAUA ELAIM made the earth and the heavens,
Genesis 2:4

Illustrating a suggested alternate translation:

4 Genesis 2:4 These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day the Godhead IAUA made the earth and the heavens,
Genesis 2:4

The phrase IAUA ELAIM or the Godhead IAUA appears repeatedly in this chapter and often in the rest of the Original Testament. This illustrates the unity in purpose of the Godhead and the family name designation of the Godhead. Others may choose a different interpretation.

Whenever the name IAUA appears it refers specifically to the Saviour but the absolute unity of the Godhead is represented and always explicit.

10 I and my Father are one.
John 10:30

Our Saviour made several comments indicating He was the active agent in the Original Testament and the interface between the Father and man. Some Bible texts, which come to mind:

27 All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him.
Matthew 11:27
Jesus claimed to be the active agent exercising all power.
18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
Matthew 28:18

No one has seen God the Father. Therefore, all appearances in the Original Testament were of the Son as the representative of the Godhead.

18 No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.
John 1:18
6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
John 14:6

We also have the witness of EGW. The first quote I remember is:

In consequence of continual transgression, the moral law was repeated in awful grandeur from Sinai. Christ gave to Moses religious precepts which were to govern the everyday life. These statutes were explicitly given to guard the ten commandments. They were not shadowy types to pass away with the death of Christ. They were to be binding upon man in every age as long as time should last. These commands were enforced by the power of the moral law, and they clearly and definitely explained that law. {RH, May 6, 1875 par. 10}

This quote also indicates the Messiah was the one who was in the desert with the Israelites.

... We are told that Christ was in the pillar of the cloud by day, and in the fiery pillar at night. Men are enshrouded in darkness, and when they array Christ in the New Testament against Christ in the Old Testament, surely wisdom has departed from them... {RH, July 15, 1890 par. 5}

I believe the word 'Godhead' is more appropriate than the term 'Trinity'. The word 'Trinity' was created by the Catholic Church to identify their doctrine. While we can argue the term can be used in a generic sense instead of as a trademark, it is more appropriate to stick with a more general term. I am very uncomfortable with the idea of appearing to commit to a doctrine defined by the Catholic Church, which has controversial elements I do not accept.

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