What horrid confusion, vainglory, and strife have been produced by philosophers posing as Christians, putting God under a microscope in their intellectual laboratories and dissecting Him into three beings; even messing with the Scriptures to support their damnable heresies! What arrogance! What presumption!
These are doctrines of devils designed to confound and derail seekers of truth. They are there to test the pilgrims traveling to the celestial city of God. Paul told the Corinthians:
“For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved [of God] may be made manifest among you” (1 Corinthians 11:19 KJV).
The Scriptures also say:
“Hear, O Israel, the LORD our God is ONE LORD” (Deuteronomy 6:4 KJV).
“There is ONE LORD, one faith, one baptism” (Ephesians 4:5 ISV).
“And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory” (1 Timothy 3:16 KJV).
“Jesus said to him, Have I been with you such a long time and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father. And how do you say, Show us the Father?” (John 14:9 MKJV)
“Take heed therefore to yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost has made you overseers, to feed the Church of God, which He has purchased with His own blood” (Acts 20:28).
Who purchased the Church of God – Jesus, the Holy Ghost, or God?
Some apologist for the trinity doctrine came up with the fancy explanation that we pray to the Father, through the Son, by the Holy Spirit. But who did Stephen pray to when he was stoned?
“And they stoned Stephen, who was calling on God and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit” (Acts 7:59 MKJV).
Perhaps the trauma of the experience hindered him from understanding the difficult, yes, impossible, concept of the trinity and remembering how he ought to relate to it? (Who can conceive such a thing?)
The arguments of Trinitarians are the products of brain-soiling and quite easily countered with truth from Scripture.
Jesus said, “My sheep hear My voice.” I hear the voice of God. Do I hear introductions like, “This is the Father,” or, “This time it’s the Son,” or, “Yesterday you heard from the Son, but today I, the Holy Spirit, am speaking”? Or do I sometimes hear a chorus of three voices? No, I hear one voice, as did all the prophets of God. He is One, not three.
Jesus is God, and all the figurative language Jesus and others used concerning the Person of God is understood by those to whom it is given. Isaiah says there is only one Savior and none besides Him:
Isaiah 45:21-23 MKJV
(21) Declare and bring near; yea, let them take counsel together. Who has declared this of old? Who has told it from then? Is it not I, the LORD? And there is no other God besides Me; a just God and a Savior; there is none besides Me.
(22) Turn to Me, and be saved, all the ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is no other.
(23) I have sworn by Myself, the word has gone out of My mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, that to Me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.
Philippians 2:9-11 MKJV
(9) Therefore God has highly exalted Him, and has given Him a Name which is above every name,
(10) that at the Name of Jesus every knee should bow, of heavenly ones, and of earthly ones, and of ones under the earth;
(11) and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Isaiah calls the Son “Wonderful, Counselor, the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace.” God presented Himself to the world in a body formed for the purpose, and we are to worship Him as He is. Anything else is folly.
I am one person. I am a father, a son, and a husband. That may make three positions or roles, but it doesn’t make me three people. So it is with God, the Lord Jesus Christ. The Name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is Lord (Father) Jesus (Son) Christ (Holy Spirit, meaning “Anointed One”).
Man was created in God’s image. Is man three persons? If God is three, but man is one, the image God created is false. But God isn’t three, and His image is perfectly accurate. Yes, I’m spirit, soul, and body, but I’m one person, not three.
Addendum, April, 2023:
A friend of ours wrote in a comment below that we believed needed addressing and would serve others as well.
He said, “The Holy Spirit was with Jesus the entire time but not within Him [until The Spirit descended upon Him following His baptism in water].”
To this, Martin Vanpopta responded:
Let me ask you some questions.
Do you believe in the Trinity?
Who’s Spirit do you think Jesus was born with if He hadn’t yet received the Spirit of God?
Are you suggesting that Jesus was not God come in the flesh?
And if He was God, would He not also be filled with the Spirit of God?
How does God manage not having His Own Spirit?
Weren’t you born with the spirit of Michael Lash?
Or are you suggesting that when we receive the Spirit, we receive not the Spirit of Jesus Christ, but the Spirit of the Father?
In which case, are you not also creating a division of God where there is none? Do you, therefore, believe in the Trinity, or at least a Duality?
Now to the next important point. Where is everybody getting the impression that Jesus was filled with the Spirit at the Jordan?
I only see a testimony that the Spirit of God descended from heaven to testify that Jesus was the Beloved Son of God with Whom the Lord was pleased. It was an announcement. It was the Father declaring His pleasure with His Son, to His Son, because His Son was willing to humble Himself before Him and not consider Himself above the earthly requirements that the Lord had laid out for all mankind. It was also a confirmation for John the Baptist who was told ahead of time of the sign to come.
Consider that Jesus consented to John’s water baptism, which signified the washing away of sin, even though He was without sin. Wouldn’t it make sense then, that He was also “baptized” by the Spirit even though He was already filled with the Spirit being One and the same with the Spirit?
Isn’t that what He was talking about when He said to John, “Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfill all righteousness. Then he suffered him.”?
Wouldn’t it only be considered a suffering if it was a humbling event. Don’t the Scriptures say, “That even Jesus learned obedience by the things that He suffered”?
How would you like to stand before the multitudes and appear to be admitting wrong when you were innocent? When Jesus was baptized with the multitudes, He was suffering the appearance of having done wrong, even though He was innocent. His whole Lifetime was one of bearing the guilt of our infirmities.
Also consider that Jesus had to be put to death even though He was innocent, just to show us the Way. His whole Life was one of fulfilling the Scriptures even though He was already the fulfillment of them. He walked us through the paces step by step so that if any man should follow His example they would find Salvation. “Nobody comes to the Father, except by Me.”
If you argue that He literally needed to receive the Spirit because He didn’t have it yet, then you would also have to argue that He needed to be water baptized because He needed His sins washed away. And if He had sin that needed to be washed away, then how could He be the Blameless Lamb of God?
If you show your children how to do something properly by example, would they be justified in concluding that you hadn’t known how to do it beforehand?
I think this is great. God gave Martin the words, wisdom, presence, and order of mind, all things needed to spell out a perfectly reasonable argument for “Hear, O Israel, the Lord your God is One Lord,” and against the abominable, foolish, irrational, nominal Christian doctrine of trinitarianism.
Let Trinitarians weep when they read, for they will find their breath taken away and made to realize they were duped by pagans and devoured by Mystery, Babylon the Great, the mother of harlots, full of great confusion. Argue if you will with this defense of the Gospel but you’ll only be digging your pit of darkness to more embarrassing depths of insanity and irrationality.[END]
Read in our section The Trinity.
Consider the alternative to the confusion of the trinity doctrine: If you believe in the One True God, and seek to honor Him, you never have to figure out Whom you’re dealing with, or worry about slighting God in any way, diminishing His authority, power, or glory.