Thursday, November 11, 2010

The Trinity?

The word ‘trinity’ is not found anywhere in scripture, but there is a whole doctrine and belief system that has been built upon this word. Did Jesus and the apostles teach the doctrine of the trinity? Did man make it up? We will find out the truth as we search the scriptures and learn what the Word of God tells us about His nature.

The foundational scripture used to support this doctrine is:

Matthew 28:19

“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,”

This scripture has nothing to do with the nature of God and has been used for centuries to support a doctrine of man. There are many scriptures that tell us exactly who God is, and what God is; but this scripture is not one of them.

In truth what this scripture tells us is that Jesus wanted His apostles to baptize all nations of disciples IN THE NAME OF, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. When you read the book of Acts you will find the apostles doing exactly what Jesus commanded them to do; baptize new converts in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, which is JESUS!

You will not find one scripture where the apostles baptized anybody using three names, why? Because they understood that the NAME of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit IS JESUS.

Look at what Peter said in Acts 4:10-12

“let it be known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by Him this man stands here before you whole. This is the ‘stone which was rejected by you builders, which has become the chief cornerstone.’ Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”

This scripture tells us plainly that there is NO other NAME under heaven GIVEN among men by which we MUST be saved!

Jesus Himself tells us in John before His death that He had manifested (to make evident) the name of the Father and given it to the men the Father gave Him out of the world.

John 17:6

I have manifested Your name to the men whom You have given Me out of the world.”

And what NAME did the apostles use to drive out demons, heal the sick, raise the dead, and baptize in? JESUS CHRIST! The Jewish name for God (Yahweh), was already given to them from the books of Moses and the prophets, but they received a new manifested name of God from the Father; Jesus.

John 17:11-12

“Holy Father, keep through Your name those whom You have given Me, that they may be one as We are. While I was with them in the world, I kept them in Your name.”

We can understand from these scriptures that Jesus had NOT manifested the name Father, because the Father is a manifestation of the One God, not His name! Paul said in Galatians 3:28 that we are one in who? Christ Jesus!

“For you are all one in Christ Jesus.”

Jesus says in John 17:26

“And I have declared to them Your name (Jesus), and will declare it, that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them.”

Mark 16:15-18

“And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name (Jesus) they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”

The apostles and the 1st century believer’s did all these things in the manifested name of God; Jesus

God is NOT One God in three persons. God is Spirit, God is One, and He is manifested in three ways; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

John 4:24

God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”

Deuteronomy 6:4

“Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one!”

Galatians 3:20

"Now a mediator does not mediate for one only, but God is one."

1st John 5:7

“For there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word (JESUS), and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one.”

God is One, and the scriptures never use the words ‘three persons’ or ‘trinity’.

John 1:1,14

"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."

“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten (Son) of the Father, full of grace and truth.”

The Word never stopped being God, but the Word was manifested in the flesh and became the Son of God, who was given the name Jesus.

Isaiah 7:14

“Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel (God-With-Us).

Luke 1:31,35

"And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name JESUS"

“The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God

1st John 1:1-2

“That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, concerning the Word of life—the life was manifested, and we have seen, and bear witness, and declare to you that eternal life which was with the Father and was manifested to us

John again tells us that the Word was manifested to the world; He was an invisible Spirit that became flesh when He was born of the Virgin Mary. The Holy Spirit miraculously impregnated Mary, which allowed God Himself to enter this physical realm in the flesh of man.

Philippians 2:5-8

"Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross”

Jesus, who is the Word (God), was manifested in the flesh and made Himself of no reputation; He had all the powers of an omnipotent God but set aside His divinity so that He could save mankind, and He only lived by what the Father gave Him from heaven.

Colossians 2:9

“For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily;”

Jesus could have done anything He wanted to do at anytime because the fullness of God lived inside His body, and the Holy Spirit worked through Jesus miraculously. But Jesus never went outside the Father’s will and He was obedient until His death, setting an example for His followers to depend solely on the Father for everything.

Colossians 1:15-17

He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist.”

This scripture tells us that God is invisible (Spirit) NOT a person, and that Jesus is the image of God. All things in heaven and earth were created by Him, because He is the Word of God manifested in the flesh.

1st Timothy 3:16

"And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifested in the flesh, Justified in the Spirit, Seen by angels, Preached among the Gentiles, Believed on in the world, Received up in glory.

Look at Genesis 1:1-3

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light.”

When God spoke, it was the power of His Word that brought the creation into existence; this same Word that created all things was manifested in the flesh and came into this world through the Virgin Mary by the power of the Holy Spirit. God is NOT three persons, God IS SPIRIT! and God IS ONE!

In All Sincerity And Truth,


  1. Greetings Tyrone

    Trinitarianism & the doctrine of the "trinity" is indeed wrong.

    But sadly, so is the doctrine of ONE GOD in "three manifestations: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit!"
    This doctrine is equally wrong!

    Both the doctrine of the trinity & this doctrine try to make
    Jesus of Nazareth, the Messiah our Lord, into Almighty GOD!!

    In this regard, both doctrines do err and are scripturally wrong.

    Both doctrines appeared hundreds of years after the ascension of Christ.
    Both doctrines try to explain how Jesus can be both God and man at the same time!! The Godman!!

    But the original faith which was once delivered unto the saints [Jude 3] did not suffer from this problem.

    The original faith has always been
    that there is solely ONE GOD,
    the Father.
    And Jesus of Nazareth, is the one man, the one human being whom Almighty GOD raised from the dead, made him, both Lord and Christ, and exalted him to His right hand.
    Hence, Jesus of Nazareth is
    the Lord Jesus Christ,
    a man approved of Almighty GOD,
    who is currently at the right hand of the ONE GOD in the heavens.
    Whom we await for his return.

    (1 Cor 8:4) ... there is none other God but one.
    (1 Cor 8:6) But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord, Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.

    (1 Tim 2:5) For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men,
    the man Christ Jesus;

    (1 Th 1:9-10) For they themselves show of us what manner of entering in we had unto you, and how ye turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God; 10 And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.

    Hundreds of years after the pure, true, apostolic faith was propagated;
    Greek, Hellenistic and pagan philosophy/doctrines changed the human Jesus into a demigod then into a godman.
    And in response, both the doctrines of the trinity and "GOD in 3 manifestations" tried to solve this self-inflicted problem!

    The solution therefore, is to return to the pure faith and doctrine as taught in the Scriptures:
    that there is solely ONE GOD, the Father.
    And there is solely one man, one human, whom the ONE GOD has made
    "Lord of all", the man Messiah Jesus.

    And indeed the day is coming where ...
    (Phil 2:11) And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

    YAHWEH is the name of the ONE GOD forever
    [Exo. 3.15]
    Look again at Acts 4; the Apostles recognized Jesus as the holy servant of the ONE GOD.
    [Acts 4.27,30; see also Acts 3.13,26]

    Jesus, therefore, is the name of the ONE GOD's holy servant - the name of His Son - the name of His Anointed One, His Christ.

    Jesus is not Almighty GOD, rather
    the One Almighty GOD, YAHWEH,
    is the GOD of Jesus!

    [John 20.17, Rev. 3.12]

    Therefore Tyrone, it is time to look into the true biblical message of who GOD & Jesus really are.

    May I therefore recommend that you view a helpful video at

    The Human Jesus

    Take a couple of hours to watch it and be Berean about the points made; and prayerfully it will aid you in your quest for truth.
    This video also addresses verses such as:
    Deut. 6.4, 1 John 5.7, John 1.1,14; Isa. 7.14, Luke 1.35; 1 Tim. 3.16.

    Also, since your blog is aptly labeled, "the Gospel of the Kingdom", may I also recommend this video on that very subject:

    The Forgotten Gospel

    Yours In Messiah
    Adam Pastor

    60 questions on the Godhead

  2. Adam - Thank you for the comment, scriptures and info, I really appreciate it. However I choose to hold to what I have received and been taught by the Holy Spirit who does not lie or err. If I need any correction He will surely give it! :-)

    The scripture in John 1:1-4,14-16 really sums up the whole issue, if one chooses to only believe what it says.

    "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it."

    "And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. John bore witness of Him and cried out, saying, “This was He of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me is preferred before me, for He was before me.’” And of His fullness we have all received, and grace for grace. For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ(the Word). No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him."

    God Bless,