And God said, Let us
make man in our image,
after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea,
and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the
earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become
as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his
hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever:
And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have
all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be
restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.
Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not
understand one another's speech.
Isaiah 6:8 Also I heard the voice
of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will
go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.
US make man in OUR image": Three plural pronouns, (We, Us, Our) used
six different times in four different passages: Gen 1:26; 3:22;
11:7; Isa 6:8. The unanimous opinion of the early church was that
the Father was talking to Jesus.
Jews consider the verse in Deut 6:4 as one of the most sacred. (Deut
6:4: "Hear, O Israel! Yahweh is our God, Yahweh is Echad”). The Holy
Ghost could have used a Hebrew word that represented the numeric or
solitary oneness of God ("yachid" or "bad"), but he used the Hebrew
word “Echad”. God also used the word “echad” in Genesis 2:24 when
indicating that a married man and women become one. It is clear that
a married couple still have separate identities and bodies, but they
act as one or agree as one.
Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and
shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be
Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is
Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone
and fire from the LORD out of heaven;
19:24 "Then Yahweh [on earth
in human form] rained on Sodom and Gomorrah brimstone and fire from
Yahweh [in spirit form in heaven] out of heaven. Genesis 19:24. In
this text Abraham is visited by three individuals, one being Yahweh
and the other two angels. Here we have the Son of God on the earth
(Jesus) and God in heaven (father) sending down fire from heaven.
This incident when Abraham met with Yahweh is what Jesus referred to
when he said, "Your father Abraham rejoiced to see My day, and he
saw it and was glad." (John 8:56) The unanimous opinion of the
church Fathers was that Jesus visited Abraham in Genesis 18 and 19.
Micah 5:2 But thou, Bethlehem
Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah,
yet out of thee shall
he come forth unto me
that is to be ruler in Israel;
whose goings forth have been
from of old, from everlasting.
the Father says that the Messiah shall come forth from Bethlehem
unto himself. Would it not seem strange to state that I will come
forth unto myself?
John 1:1 In the beginning was
the Word, and the Word was
with God, and the Word was God. 1:2
The same was in the beginning with God. 3
All things were made by him; and without him was not any
thing made that was made.
After reading the following verse, how can a reasonable person think
that the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost are one single being or deity?
John 5:17 But Jesus answered
them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work.
Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only
had broken the sabbath, but said also
that God was his Father,
making himself equal with God. 5:19
Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say
unto you, The Son can do
nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what
things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.
For the Father loveth the Son, and sheweth him all things
that himself doeth: and he will shew him greater works than these,
that ye may marvel. 5:21
For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them;
even so the Son quickeneth whom he will.
For the Father judgeth
no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son:
That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the
Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which
hath sent him. 5:24
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and
believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not
come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
Jesus speak in the “second person” if he and the Father were the
John 8:54 Jesus answered, If I
honour myself, my honour is nothing: it is
my Father that honoureth me;
of whom ye say, that he is your God:
ye have not known him; but I know him: and if I should say, I know
him not, I shall be a liar like unto you: but I know him, and keep
his saying. 8:56
Your father Abraham
rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad.
Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years
old, and hast thou seen Abraham? 8:58
Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before
Abraham was, I am.
John 19:7 The Jews answered him,
We have a law, and by our law he ought to die, because
he made himself the Son of God.
Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be
equal with God: 2:7
But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form
of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:
And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and
became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
Wherefore God also
hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above
every name: 2:10
That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of
things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is
Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Mark 8:38 Whosoever therefore
shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful
generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed,
when he cometh in the glory
of his Father with the holy angels.
three members of the Holy Trinity identified at one time. Jesus was
being baptized, the Holy Ghost came in the form of a dove, and the
Father spoke from heaven.
Luke 3:21 Now when all the people
were baptized, it came to pass, that
Jesus also being baptized,
and praying, the heaven was opened, 3:22
And the Holy Ghost
descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a
voice came from heaven,
which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased.
refers to his Father being in Heaven while he is on the Earth
Mat 5:16 Let your light so shine
before men, that they may see your good works, and
glorify your Father which is in heaven.
one entity or deity need two thrones in heaven?
And there shall be no more curse: but the
throne of God and
of the Lamb shall be in
it; and his servants shall serve him:
instructs how Christians should be baptized. Would he mention all
three members of the Trinity if they were not three separate
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the
name of the Father, and
of the Son, and of the Holy
Oneness people often assert that the doctrine of the Trinity was
created at the Council of Nicaea in 325 AD. The truth is that early
heretics such as Sabellian attempted to corrupt the Church’s view on
the Godhead by introducing the oneness views. In response to these
heretical attacks, the early church fathers gathered to create the
Nicene Creed to document the established views already held by the
church. There are also many well documented references to the
Trinitarian views of the early church from 70 AD through 325
of “New revelations” about the Holy Trinity or Godhead:
doctrine that Satan has attempted to introduce into the Trinitarian
Holiness ranks is that of a “created Christ”. This doctrine teaches
that Jesus did not exist as an individual being (or Deity) prior to
the virgin birth. They falsely base these views on the verses in Isa
53:1 and Isa 63:5 describing the arm of God and preach that the
Father sent his right arm to earth to become Christ. This doctrine
is probably more dangerous that the classic Oneness view as it truly
denies the immortality and Deity of Jesus Christ. Sadly this
doctrine has been propagated by those that were at one time well
respected and honored in the Pentecostal Holiness ranks. The Apostle
Paul made it clear that we should not head anyone that preaches a
Gospel contrary to that presented in the Bible. These confused
people also come against the statements of the
“Council of Nicea” to argue
against the Trinitarian views (like the Oneness) and against God
being “uncreated” (immortal) to support their lies.
Gal 1:8 But though we, or an
angel from heaven, preach any
other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.
Gal 1:9 As we
said before, so say I now again,
if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have
received, let him be accursed.
chapter one, quickly refutes this “created Christ” view as it states
that by Him “Jesus” were all things created. How could he have
created all things if he didn’t exist before the virgin birth?
Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every
creature: Col 1:16
For by him were all
things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth,
visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or
principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for
From these scriptures, I think we can fairly state that that the
Holy Trinity or Godhead is made up of three distinct entities: God
the Father, the Son of God (Jesus), and the Holy Ghost (comforter)
with all three being equal, distinct, sharing the same divine
nature, and existing from all eternity.
reminded what Jesus said in Mark 12:34 when thinking about how some
of the Oneness groups hold close to the standards of Holiness but do
not accept the Godhead as the true trinity, but a uni-personal God
that takes on different roles at different times. God will be the
ultimate judge to determine how much this inaccurate “Oneness”
interpretation matters in the end, but it is a fearful thing to fall
in the hands of a living God
Mark 12:34 And when Jesus saw that
he answered discreetly he said unto him,
Thou art not far from the
of God. And
no man after that durst ask him any question.
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