Is the Trinity Biblical ??
Your ‘church’, or Yahweh and His truth ??
After truthfully and prayerfully reading this whole page, there is only one outcome you can arrive at. Now the question is – which is more important to you – your ‘church’, or Yahweh and His truth ??
“Our opponents sometimes claim that no belief should be held dogmatically which is not explicitly stated in the Scriptures (Bible). But the Protestant Churches have themselves accepted such dogmas, as the Trinity, for which there is no such precise authority in the Gospels.” (Graham Greene, celebrated Catholic Author, Life Magazine, 30 Oct. 1950, p.51 – source)
The trinity teaching has been accepted by virtually the whole of Christendom, and yet we will prove it does not come from the Bible. Instead it comes from Babylon. So if you are willing to let Yahweh teach you the truth, then you will see after reading through this page that the trinity teaching is in fact a false teaching. And not only a false teaching, but a dangerous one, because one of the main end time issues is to do with who we worship !!
This is very very serious !!
‘To stand in defence of truth and righteousness when the majority forsake us, to fight the battles of the Lord when champions are few – this will be our test’. (Review and Herald, Jan.11, 1887)
There is confusion amongst believers concerning what the trinity consists of. Are there 3 gods? Is there one god but in 3 parts? And this confusion exists because the trinity teaching is not Biblical. But there are two false elements of this teaching that many churches teach, which we will expose. Those two false elements which we will expose are:
“The Holy Spirit is a literal being, separate from the Father and Son.”
” Yeshua the Messiah is NOT the literal Son of God, because Yeshua always existed alongside the Father.”
NOTE: If we want to be a people of the Bible, then we should be using the word ‘Godhead’, which is in the Bible, whereas ‘trinity’ is not in the Bible.
Hard hitting verses
Let’s give some hard hitting verses to get you thinking to start off with …
1 Corinthians 8:6 ‘But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; AND one Yeshua the Messiah, by whom are all things, and we by him.’
The apostle Paul knew the truth about the Godhead. As you can see, he confirmed that the Father is the ‘one God’, and there is also Yeshua the Messiah our Lord and Saviour. But where’s this so called ‘third being’ in this picture?
So what about Yeshua Himself. How many beings did Yeshua the Messiah say are in the Godhead?
John 8:16-18 ‘And yet if I judge, my judgement is true: for I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent me. It is also written in your Torah (Law), that the testimony of two men is true. I am one that bear witness of myself, and the Father that sent me bears witness of me.’
Yeshua said there are TWO beings in the Godhead.
Did Yeshua ever tell us that God is in ‘3 parts’?
(We will deal with Matthew 28 later)
28 One of the Torah scholars came and heard them debating. Seeing that Yeshua had answered them well, he asked Him, “Which commandment is first of all?”
29 Yeshua answered, “The first is,
‘Shema Yisrael, Adonai Eloheinu, Adonai echad.
Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is One.
30 And you shall love Adonai your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’
Yes, Yeshua said Yahweh is ONE, the Father, NOT three. Not one in three parts, but ONE!
Consider these important points as we continue and get into the ‘meat’ of this issue …
There is not one mention of 3 beings in the Godhead in all the Old Testament, and the Holy Spirit is called the Spirit of God, ie, God’s own Spirit. The Bible does not even once use the term ‘God the Spirit’, but always the ‘Spirit of God’.
NOTE: The word ‘Elohim’ is often used by trinitarians, saying this word means plural, therefore this must be the trinity. But this is not so. Not only is the number 2 (God the Father and Yeshua Messiah) plural, ‘us’, the actual meaning of Elohim is ‘plural of majesty’, ie ‘a position of greatness’. And we can prove this from the Bible. When God spoke to Moses in Exodus 7:1, He said ‘I have made you a god (Elohim) to Pharaoh’. Was He telling Moses that He was going to make him 3 people to Pharaoh? No. Yahweh was telling Moses that He would make him ‘great’ before Pharaoh, ‘like a god’. So this proves Elohim does not mean 3.
The New Testament tells us that ALL the disciples Immersed in Yeshua’s name only.
ALL of the apostles writings give praise and honour to two divine beings alone, God the Father and Yeshua the Messiah the Son of God. To confirm this point even more, think about this. Why did the Father never speak to the Holy Spirit? Why did Yeshua never speak to the Holy Spirit? Why did the Holy Spirit never speak to Yeshua or the Father? Yet the Father spoke to His Son Yeshua over and over all throughout the Bible, and Yeshua spoke to His Father over and over all throughout the Bible. So how can the Holy Spirit be a literal co-equal being?
In Revelation 5, John is given a vision of the throne of God, and he sees a ‘Lamb, slain’, which is Yeshua. And this Lamb has ‘seven eyes’ … which are the seven Spirits of God, sent forth into all the earth. This is a reference to the Holy Spirit. And who HAS this Spirit? Another separate ‘god’ from the Father and His Son? No, it is Yeshua Himself who has this Holy Spirit to send to the earth.
Paul confirms in Galatians 4:6 that God sends the Spirit of His Son Yeshua to earth, NOT another separate being.
(Gal 4:6 And because you are son’s, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, our Father)
Look at this other vision given to the apostle John regarding the New Jerusalem on the NEW EARTH Revelation 21:22-23 ‘And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it. And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.’
How many divine beings do you see in the Godhead above? Two! Also, if you read Revelation 5:13, this also confirms that the whole universe gives praise and honour only to the Father and the Lamb (Yeshua) for ever and ever! So do you want the truth? Then read on.
The trinity teaching denies Yeshua as the literal Son of God, because it teaches that Yeshua is a self-existent, eternal God ALONGSIDE the Father, and not ‘begotten’ FROM the Father as a true Son. But please note, 1 John 2:22-23 says that he who ‘denies the Father and SON’ is Anti-Messiah. So this subject may be a lot more important than people think.
John 3:16 ‘For God so loved the world, that He GAVE His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.’ God truly sent His own Son to die for our sins! What LOVE!
John 16:27-28 ‘For the Father Himself loves you, because you have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God. I came forth from the Father, AND am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father.’
John 17:7-8 ‘Now they have known that all things whatsoever You have given me are of You. For I have given to them the words which You gave me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from You, and they have believed that You did send me.’
Romans 8:3 ‘God sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh.’
Do you see this amazing truth about Yeshua being the literal Son of God? And no, He did not become the Son of God at His birth on this earth. They are not play acting. This is real friends, and the truth is clear for all who have eyes to see. Notice the clear order that Yeshua is giving. He came forth from the Father and THEN the Father sent Yeshua HIS SON, to this earth.
Proverbs 8:23-25 ‘I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was. When there were no depths, I was brought forth; when there were no fountains abounding with water. Before the mountains were settled, before the hills was I brought forth.’
1 John 5:5 ‘Who is he that overcomes the world, but he that believes that Yeshua is the Son of God?’
Proverbs 30:4 ‘Who has ascended up into heaven, or descended? who has gathered the wind in his fists? who has bound the waters in a garment? who has established all the ends of the earth? what is His name, AND what is His son’s name, if thou canst tell?’
LOOK: After Yeshua rose from the dead and had His divine nature again, what did He say to Mary at the tomb?
John 20:17 ‘Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say to them, I ascend to my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.’ … Two things. First, Yeshua, even in His divine nature, calls the Father, His GOD. And second, the Holy Spirit had not yet been sent. So why is Yeshua only ascending to ONE being? Quite simply, because the Holy Spirit is not a separate being from the Father and Son.
Everlasting Father ??
But what about Isaiah 9:6 where Yeshua is called ‘the everlasting Father’? This is just a simple case of the English translation being slightly wrong. You see, what this verse should say, is Yeshua would be called the ‘Father OF everlasting’. And we can verify this, because it says in the verse that he WILL be called this. Pointing to a future event. And what event would that be? Yeshua’s death and resurrection, which is when He DID become the ‘Father of everlasting’. Or to put it more clearly, ‘the AUTHOR of eternal life’ (Hebrews 5:9).
The Holy Spirit
Here we are interested in what the Bible says, rather than what the majority believe, so we will use the WHOLE council of God as our authority on this doctrine of the trinity to find the truth. Let’s start off with a basic fact find concerning the Holy Spirit.
Basic Logic: Looking at the original Hebrew and Greek words reveal clear truth in many instances which the English translation doesn’t reveal. Take a look at this: ‘The Lord God’ in the original Hebrew or Greek means ‘GOD, DEITY’. ‘Yeshua the Messiah’ in the original Greek means ‘God is salvation’ and ‘THE ANOINTED ONE OF GOD’, pointing to Yeshua as the Son of God. So we have GOD and the SON OF GOD. Now look at the original meaning of ‘Holy Spirit/Ghost’. In both the Hebrew and Greek it means ‘BREATH, MIND, ESSENCE’.
So what does this mean? It means that in the original Hebrew and Greek, the scriptures clearly revealed that there are two literal divine beings – God the Father and Yeshua the Messiah His Son. And the Spirit is the ‘breath, mind and essence’ OF SOMEONE. Not a literal being itself. And what is the Spirit the ‘breath, mind and essence’ of? It’s the breath, mind and essence OF GOD and OF YESHUA! This is confirmed in next.
Pillar of the church ??
Would you agree that so called false ‘trinity’ doctrine is a ‘pillar’ of the church? It is one of the foundational teachings which you will find in the fundamental beliefs of churches around the world. Now a fundamental doctrine MUST be clearly supported by the Old Testament, otherwise there is no foundation to it. Let me give you an example.
The doctrine of Yeshua the Messiah as Saviour of the world. The doctrine of the Sabbath, the Torah (Law) of God, the state of the dead, the truth about hell, and so on, are ALL clearly supported by the Old Testament. So what about the ‘trinity’? The Old Testament is SILENT!!
Not one verse in the Old Testament supports the trinity teaching!
Is the word “Trinity” found anywhere in the Bible? No, it’s not. Is the phrase “God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit” in the Bible? NO. So what does the Bible say?
THE FATHER: ‘God the Father’ 13 times; ‘The most high God’ 11 times; ‘The Highest’ 6 times; ‘The only true God’ 1 time.
YESHUA MESSIAH: ‘Son of God’ 48 times; ‘only begotten’ 6 times; God’s ‘Holy Child’ 2 times; His ‘firstborn’ 4 times.
HOLY SPIRIT: ‘Spirit of God’ 26 times; ‘God’s Spirit’ 9 times; ‘Thy Spirit’ 4 times; ‘Spirit of your Father’ 1 time; ‘Spirit of Messiah’ 2 times.
TRINITARIAN: ‘God the Holy Spirit’ 0 times; ‘God the Son’ 0 times; ‘God in three persons’ 0 times; ‘trinity’ or ‘triune God’ 0 times.
What the Old Testament tells ??
So we have a huge problem with this trinity teaching in that it is not found anywhere in the Old Testament, and yet it is known as a ‘pillar’ of the Christian faith. I’m not just talking about the word ‘trinity’, I’m talking about the concept of there being three beings in the Godhead. Nowhere in the Old Testament is this idea supported. Now as we mentioned above, some people use the verse in Genesis where God says “let us make man in our image” to support the trinity. But this is pure clutching at straws, because the ‘us’ in that verse does not mean three people. The word ‘Elohim’ refers to a position of greatness, not the number 3. And anyway, since when did the word ‘plural’ HAVE to mean 3? Why not 4 or 5. Why not 100? Do we have 100 gods? No, we have to be Biblical and logical when looking at this.
Elohim refers to TWO people, God the Father and Yeshua the Messiah His Son. That is the ‘us’.
And that is Biblical.
Do You Know Arianism ??
The 3 horns (tribes) that the little horn (the Papacy) destroyed in Daniel 7 were the Heruli, Vandals and the Ostrogoths. And these 3 tribes supported Arianism. Do you know what Arianism is? It is a NON-trinitarian faith. So the Roman Catholic Church destroyed these 3 tribes who opposed the Catholic trinity and now the whole world ‘wonders after the beast’ and follows the Catholic trinity doctrine.
Many today say that Arius believed Yeshua was a created being. But the problem is, the Roman Catholic Church destroyed practically all of Arius’ writings, so we do not know for sure what Arius believed, other than he rejected the trinity teaching. A lot of history has been CHANGED by the Roman Church, so do not trust everything you read.
What is the Spirit Of God ??
To truly find out what the Holy Spirit is, we need to use the Bible and the Bible alone, for this is the Word of God and God’s Word is what we should base all of our beliefs on. So what does the Bible say about the Holy Spirit? Let’s start off with the Old Testament. But before we do, let me make an important point. Any major doctrine we teach MUST be supported by the Old Testament. We cannot teach a doctrine that is only based on a couple of verses in the New Testament. So let us look at a selection of Old Testament verses:
Genesis 1:2 ‘And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.’
Genesis 41:38 ‘And Pharaoh said unto his servants, Can we find such a one as this is, a man in whom the Spirit of God is?’
1 Samuel 10:10 ‘And when they came thither to the hill, behold, a company of prophets met him; and the Spirit of God came upon him, and he prophesied among them.’
Psalm 51:11 ‘Cast me not away from Thy presence; and take not Thy Holy Spirit away from me.’
Isaiah 63:11-12 ‘Where is he that brought them up out of the sea with the shepherd of his flock? where is he that put His Holy Spirit WITHIN him? That led them by the right hand of Moses with his glorious arm, dividing the water before them, to make himself an everlasting name?’
Now if you search right throughout the Old Testament, you will not find one reference to a third being of the Godhead. What you will find are lots of references to God the Father and Yeshua the Messiah whom He was to send to save us. ALL the references to the Holy Spirit are revealed as the Spirit of God. The Holy Spirit being God’s own Spirit. But the New Testament and inspiration tells us that the Holy Spirit is also the Spirit of the Messiah.
Romans 8:9 ‘But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of the Messiah, he is none of his.’
1 Peter 1:11 ‘Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of the Messiah which was IN them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Messiah, and the glory that should follow.’
“The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God; it is also the Spirit of the Messiah. It is that divine, mysterious emanation through which they carry forward their great and infinite work.” (Uriah Smith, GC Bulletin, March 18, 1891, pp. 146,147)
“Here we find that the Holy Spirit is both the Spirit of God and the Spirit of the Messiah.” (E. J. Waggoner, Messiah and His Righteousness, p. 23, 1890)
“We learn from this language that when we speak of the Spirit of God we are really speaking of His presence and power.” (J. N. Loughborough, Review and Herald, September 20, 1898)
“The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of the Messiah, which is sent to all men to give them sufficiency, that through His grace we might be complete in Him.” (14 Manuscript Releases, p. 84)
The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of the Messiah
“While Yeshua ministers in the sanctuary above, He is still by His Spirit the minister of the congregation on earth. He is withdrawn from the eye of sense, but His parting promise is fulfilled, ‘Lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.’ Matt. 28:20. While He delegates His power to inferior ministers, His energizing presence is still with His congregation.” (Desire of Ages, p. 166)
Notice what the apostle Paul says in 1 Corinthians 2:11 “For who among men knows the things of a man, except the spirit of the man, which is IN him? Even so, no one knows the things of God, except God’s Spirit” So Paul is saying that JUST AS no man knows us apart from our OWN spirit INSIDE us, likewise no man knows God, but God’s own Spirit which is ALSO in Him. Paul is saying it’s the same concept. God’s Holy Spirit is not another being, but God’s own Spirit.
Breath, mind or essence
The original Hebrew and Greek meaning for ‘Spirit’ with regards to the Holy Spirit means: ‘Breath, Mind or Essence’? So the Holy Spirit would mean ‘Holy breath’ or ‘Holy mind/essence’. Does that sound like a literal person, or does it sound more like the mind/essence of someone, as in the ‘essence or mind’ of God?
Let’s back this up with what John the Baptist said in Mark 1:8 ‘I indeed have Immersed you with water: but He shall Immerse you with the Holy Spirit.‘ Do you see? John said he Immersed with water, which is a substance. But Yeshua would Immerse with the Holy Spirit, which again is a substance – a “substance” of God. It makes no sense to think that Yeshua would Immerse people with another person. But it does make sense that Yeshua would Immerse with the Spirit of God. In other words, with the mind or essence of God.
How the apostles viewed the Godhead ??
Now before we tackle the well-known New Testament verses that are used to support the trinity doctrine, let us take a look at how the apostles viewed the Godhead.
Romans 1:7-8 ‘Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Yeshua the Messiah. First, I thank my God through Yeshua the Messiah for you all.’
1 Corinthians 1:3-4 ‘Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Yeshua the Messiah. I thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which is given you by Yeshua the Messiah.’
Ephesians 1:3 ‘Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah.’
Ephesians 6:23 ‘Peace be to the brethren, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Yeshua the Messiah.’
James 1:1 ‘James, a servant of God and of the Lord Yeshua the Messiah.’
2 Peter 1:2 ‘Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God and of Yeshua our Lord.’
2 John 1:3 ‘Grace be with you, mercy, and peace, from God the Father, and from the Lord Yeshua the Messiah, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.’
1 Corinthians 1:3 ‘Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Yeshua the Messiah.’
Galatians 1:3 ‘Grace be to you and peace from God the Father, and from our Lord Yeshua the Messiah,’
Ephesians 1:2 ‘Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Yeshua the Messiah.’
Philippians 1:2 ‘Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Yeshua the Messiah.’
Colossians 1:2 ‘Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Yeshua the Messiah.’
Thessalonians 1:1 ‘Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and the Lord Yeshua the Messiah.’
The sample of verses above is an example of what is written right throughout the apostles writings in the Bible. Do you see who they are giving credit and worship to? They are giving credit to God the Father and the Lord Yeshua the Messiah. They are not giving credit to any third person of the Godhead. Only two! Which supports the Old Testament teaching. And remember, we are to use the WHOLE council of God, not just a couple of verses.
Some New Testament verses
So according to the trinity teaching, the Holy Spirit is a separate literal being of the Godhead, and is an equal, co-existent, co-eternal God alongside the Father and Son. And yet not one time in the greetings of Paul and the other apostles is the Holy Spirit uplifted or praised. Just God the Father and Yeshua the Messiah His Son. WHY IS THAT ??
1 Corinthians 8:6 ‘But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord, Yeshua the Messiah, by whom are all things, and we by him.’ ….THAT’s WHY.
Matthew and Luke talk about a certain event. Look at what they both say Luke 12:11-12 ‘take no thought as to how or what thing you shall answer, or what you shall say. For the Holy Spirit shall teach you in the same hour what you ought to say.’ Now we will read the same account recorded by Matthew, but notice the words he used to describe the Holy Spirit. Matthew 10:19-20 ‘take no thought how or what you shall speak; for it shall be given you in that same hour what you shall speak. For it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you.’ So Luke says the Holy Spirit would teach us, but Matthew reveals that ‘Spirit’ to simply be the Spirit of God the Father.
Now take a look at Yeshua’s own words John 14:10 ‘Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father in Me? The Words that I speak to you I do not speak of Myself, but the Father who dwells in Me, He does the works.’ You see? Yeshua the Messiah and the Father. And it is THE FATHER that dwells IN Yeshua and in us. In other words, the Spirit of the Father that dwells IN us.
Also, take a look at what Yeshua said as He prayed to the Father John 17:21 ‘that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You, that they also may be one in Us, so that the world may believe that You have sent Me.’ Where is this so called third person of the trinity? Yeshua is clearly revealing the Godhead as the Father and Son, that’s it! No third equal divine being, just the Father and Son. And they are one in spirit and mind, just like the believers are one in spirit and mind.
Romans 8:9 ‘But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Messiah, he is none of his.’
1 Peter 1:11 ‘Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Messiah which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Messiah, and the glory that should follow.’
You see? It wasn’t a third being of the Godhead that dwelt in God’s people. It was the Spirit of God and the Spirit of Messiah, which is the same Spirit, as they share the same One Spirit. See the following verses which confirms this:
Ephesian 4:4 ‘There is one body, and one Spirit, even as you are called in one hope of your calling.’
1 Corinthians 12:13 ‘For by one Spirit are we all immersed into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.’
Ephesian 2:18 ‘For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.’
Some twisted verses in the New Testament
Let’s take a look at some of the verses used to support this mainstream trinity doctrine, that there are three persons of the Godhead, the Holy Spirit being a separate divine being. You may be surprised at the simple Bible truth regarding this.
Matthew 28:19 ‘Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, immersing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.’
This is the actual translation
Mat 28:19 Therefore go and teach all nations, immersing in My Name:
Now if we were to take this verse on its own, then surely we could teach that there are three persons of the Godhead right? But we cannot do that, we have to use the whole council of God. And what does the vast majority of the Word of God teach? That the Holy Spirit is God’s Spirit, and that there is only two persons of the Godhead, God the Father and Yeshua the Messiah His Son. So there must be a problem with this Bible verse in Matthew 28. To confirm this, let us take a look at the apostles baptizing:
Acts 2:38 ‘Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be immersed every one of you in the name of Yeshua the Messiah.’
Acts 8:16 ‘For as yet he was fallen upon none of them: only they were immersed in the name of the Lord Yeshua.’
Acts 8:36-38 ‘What does hinder me to be immersed? And Philip said, If you believe with all your heart, you may. And he answered and said, I believe that Yeshua the Messiah is the Son of God. And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he immersed him.’
Acts 10:48 ‘And he commanded them to be immersed in the name of the Lord.’
Acts 19:5 ‘When they heard this, they were immersed in the name of the Lord Yeshua.’
Acts 22:16 ‘So now, what are you waiting for? arise, and be immersed, and wash away your sins, calling on the name of the Lord.’
Romans 6:3 ‘Don’t you know ye not, that so many of us as were immersed into Yeshua the Messiah were immersed into his death?’
These Bible verses clearly show two things. That there is either a problem with the verse in Matthew 28, or that the mainstream understanding of it is wrong, because the apostles clearly didn’t baptize in the ‘name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit’. IF this verse in Matthew 28 is valid, then Yeshua is simply saying we are immersed in the ‘name’ of the Father, Son and THEIR Spirit. And He is including their Spirit because it is through their Spirit that they work in us. Let’s look at another well known and used verse to support the trinity:
John 14:16 ‘And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever.’
Now there is a simple Biblical truth that so many people miss with regards to this verse. They just take this one verse on its own and exclude the context of what Yeshua was saying. Let’s look at this verse in context:
John 14:16-20 ‘And I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter, so that He may be with you forever, Even the Spirit of Truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him, neither knows Him; But you know Him, for He dwells with you, and shall be in you. I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. Yet a little while, and the world does not see Me no more; but you see Me: because I live, you shall live also. At that day you shall know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you.
Do you see this amazing truth? The Holy Spirit had not been sent at this point, and yet Yeshua said .. You know Him for He dwells with you! Then Yeshua said .. I will not leave you comfortless, I WILL COME TO YOU. Yeshua was talking about HIMSELF. He was talking about His Spirit that He would send. Would you like more verses to confirm that?:
Galatians 4:6 ‘And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.’
2 Corinthians 3:17 ‘Now the Lord is that Spirit and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.’
Yeshua was saying He would send His own Spirit, which is the same Spirit as the Spirit of the Father, because they are one in spirit and mind! Have a really good think on John 14:16-17. Prayerfully think about it and the truth will shine forth!
John 7:39 ‘But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Yeshua was not yet glorified.’ … Why did Yeshua need to be glorified before the Spirit could be sent? Because it is the Spirit of Messiah HIMSELF.
John 14:22-23 ‘Judas (not Iscariot) said to Him, “My Lord, how is it that You will reveal Yourself to us, and not to the world? Yeshu’a answered and said to him, “If a man loves Me, he will keep My Words: and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our abode with him.’
Now many people look at John 14 and say .. Well, Yeshua was referring to another person, because He said ‘he’ regarding the comforter. And what they don’t realize is that Yeshua referred to HIMSELF as a ‘third person’ elsewhere. Take a look John 17:1-2 ‘Father, the hour is come; glorify your Son, that your Son may also glorify you: As You hast given Him power over all flesh, that He should give Everlasting Life to as many as You have given him.’
Do you see? Yeshua spoke about HIMSELF in a ‘third person’. So Yeshua talking about the comforter as ‘He’ is no proof at all that the comforter would be another person.
NOTE: The Greek word for ‘comforter’ is ‘parakletos’, which means ‘intercessor, advocate, comforter’. If you take a look at 1 John 2:1 it says that Yeshua the Messiah is our ‘advocate’. And the Greek word used for advocate in this verse is the same ‘parakletos’ used for comforter in the other verses regarding the Spirit. 1 Timothy 2:5 also confirms we only have ONE mediator (advocate) with the Father, and that is Yeshua the Messiah. So what was to be ‘sent’ as a comforter for us? The Spirit of Messiah.
“The Saviour is our Comforter. This I have proved Him to be.” (Manuscript Releases, vol 8, page 49)
“While Yeshua ministers in the sanctuary above, He is still by His Spirit the minister of the church on earth. He is withdrawn from the eye of sense, but His parting promise is fulfilled, ‘Lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.” (Desire of Ages, p.166)
“Let them study the seventeenth of John, and learn how to pray and how to live the prayer of Messiah. He is the Comforter. He will abide in their hearts, making their joy full.” (Review and Herald, January 27, 1903)
“He has sought to shut Yeshua from their view as the Comforter, as one who reproves, who warns, who admonishes them, saying, ‘This is the way, walk ye in it.” (Review and Herald, August 26, 1890)
“It is not essential for you to know and be able to define just what the Holy Spirit is. Messiah tells us that the Holy Spirit is the Comforter, and the Comforter is the Holy Spirit, ‘the Spirit of truth, which the Father shall send in My name.’ ‘I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter, that He may abide with you for ever; even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it sees Him not, neither knows Him: but ye know Him, for He dwells with you, and shall be in you.’ (John 14:16, 17). This refers to the omnipresence of the Spirit of Messiah, called the Comforter.” (Manuscript Releases 14, p.179)
Who does Revelation 1:13 say is walking amongst the candlesticks (churches)? A separate third being? No, it is Yeshua the Messiah Himself!
John 16:7-8 ‘Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send him to you. And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgement.’
Many people look at these verses and say … “you see! Yeshua is talking about another person here, because Yeshua says ‘HIM’ and ‘HE’ referring to the Holy Spirit.” Well, did you know that Yeshua also said ‘he’ and ‘him’ when referring to Himself? Take a look at the following prayer from Yeshua to His Father in heaven in John 17…
John 17:1-3 ‘Father, the hour is come; glorify Your Son, that You Son also may glorify You: As You have given Him power over all flesh, that He should give eternal life to as many as You have given him. And this is life eternal, that they might know You the only true God, and Yeshua the Messiah, whom You have sent.’
Do you see? Yeshua is speaking of Himself in a ‘third person’. So John 16:7-8 is no proof at all of a ‘third person’. Yeshua is just speaking of Himself and HIS Spirit that He is going to send. And why does Yeshua need to go to heaven first before He can send the Holy Spirit? If the Holy Spirit is another ‘God’ of the Godhead, then he could just come anytime himself. But the simple truth is, Yeshua had to go to heaven first before sending the Spirit, because it is Messiah’s OWN Spirit that He receives from the Father. Therefore the Spirit could not come until Yeshua was in heaven with the Father.
Now take a look at John 15:26 ‘But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me.’ That word ‘proceedeth’ in the original Greek means to literally COME OUT of someone. So the Spirit which Yeshua was to send literally comes out of the Father. It is God’s own Spirit!
TRANSLATION ERROR 1 John 5:6-8 (Johannine Comma)
1 John 5:7 ‘For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.’
1 John 5:7 (in context) “6 This is He who came by water and blood, Yeshua the Messiah, not by water only, but by the water and blood. And the Spirit is He who bears witness, because the spirit is the truth. 7 For there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit, and these three are one. 8 And there are three that bear witness on the earth: the Spirit, and the water, and the blood; and these three agree in one.”
These verses were a little bit different for several hundred years after this letter was originally written.
1 John 5:6-8 should be:
6 This is He that came by water and blood, Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that bears witness, for the Spirit is the truth.
7 For they that bear witness are three:
8 the Spirit, and the water, and the blood; and the three agree in one.
Yet, some anonymous translator or believer wanted to “help” God clarify a doctrine (you know how much He needs our help…), and forged the words of an Apostle. Although God is one, and at the same time His aspects are many, “The Trinity” concept (traditionally Holy Mother, Father, and Son) is originally a pagan concept that wormed its way into “the Church”. God should not be limited to one (singularly), and likewise shouldn’t be limited to three—He is omnipresent, omnipotent, and infinite.
There are many scholars who believe that this verse is not a valid inspired verse, which has been added by man. But even if this verse is valid, of which I do not have the knowledge or authority to say either way, then we can easily explain it. Take a look at the following verses from Paul:
Romans 8:10-16 ‘And if the Messiah be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. But if the Spirit of Him that raised up Yeshua from the dead dwell in you, He that raised up the Messiah from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by His Spirit that dwells in you. Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. For if you live after the flesh, you shall die: but if you through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, you shall live. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. For you have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself bears witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God.’
A couple of things we can see from these verses. One is that the Spirit here is clearly being referenced as God’s and the Messiah’s OWN Spirit which dwells in us. And second, did you notice that Paul refers to the Spirit as an ‘it’? And if you look into the original meaning of ‘itself’ here, you will see it comes from the Greek root word ‘aer’, which means AIR. Which is why the King James translators used the word ITSELF. Showing that the Spirit which bears witness is not a literal person separate from the Father and Son. But THEIR OWN Spirit.
What did we learn earlier concerning the original meaning of the Spirit or Ghost? It means ‘breath’ or ‘thought/mind’. So this verse is saying that the three which bear witness is God the Father, Yeshua the Messiah the Son and the Holy Breath or Mind. So logic tells us it is talking about the breath or mind of God and Yeshua the Messiah, because it makes no sense that there is a ‘Holy Breath’ or ‘Holy Mind’ existing in of itself.
I cannot stress this enough. We must not create a doctrine from only a few verses that actually contradict the rest of scripture.
Luke 10:22 ‘All things are delivered to me of my Father: and no man know who the Son is, but the Father; and who the Father is, but the Son, and he to whom the Son will reveal him.’
The Vision of John on Patmos
I would like to share another very important Bible verse with you. John on Patmos was given a revelation of Yeshua the Messiah and of the Father. And in Revelation 21, John is given a vision of the New Jerusalem which will reside on the new earth. So this is a future vision of the new heaven and earth when this earth has passed away. Now take a look at what he sees:
Revelation 21:22-23 ‘And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it. And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.’
As you can clearly see, there is no third person of the Godhead in the New Jerusalem. Just God the Father and Yeshua the Messiah ‘the Lamb’. This confirms the clear Bible teaching that the Godhead consists of only God the Father and Yeshua the Messiah His Son. Remember, we are to take the WHOLE council of God on any doctrine. Yes, if we take one or two verses on their own, we could believe that there are three persons in the Godhead. For instance, if we take a couple of verses on their own, the ‘rapture’ doctrine could seem true, or the doctrine of eternal hell fire for the lost could seem true. But we know that if the vast majority of the Bible contradicts the few verses, then there MUST be a misunderstanding of those few verses. And this applies to the false trinity doctrine.
God and Yeshua the Messiah Given Names and Titles
If you look right throughout the Bible, you will see that God the Father and His Son Yeshua the Messiah both have REAL NAMES. They both talk about each other in REAL PERSONAL WAYS. So if the Holy Spirit of God is a separate, divine, equal being of the Godhead, why doesn’t it have a real personal name like the Father and Son? Think about it. What is the Spirit called? It’s called THE Spirit or THE Holy Spirit. It’s never given a name or title, it’s just called THE Spirit, which isn’t a name, it’s just what it is. The word Holy isn’t a name either, it’s just describing what God’s Spirit is, Holy. So if you think about this logically, with all the other Bible evidence, you can only come to one conclusion, that the Holy Spirit is not a separate person from God the Father and His Son Yeshua the Messiah. It must be the Spirit of God, or God’s Spirit.
Romans 8:10-16 ‘And if the Messiah be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. But if the Spirit of Him that raised up Yeshua from the dead dwells in you, He that raised up the Messiah from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by His Spirit that dwells in you. Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. For if you live after the flesh, you shall die: but if you through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. For you have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but you have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself bears witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God.’
Do you see how the inspired Bible writers clearly revealed the Holy Spirit as being the Spirit of God and of the Messiah? It is God and Messiah Yeshua who dwells in us through THEIR SPIRIT, which is One Spirit that they share, not another divine being.
Now some say that because the Spirit can be grieved (Ephesians 4:30, Matthew 12:31) then it must have its own mind and be another separate deity of the Godhead. But again, this just goes against the vast Biblical evidence of what the Holy Spirit is. Think about it. How does God the Father and Yeshua Messiah prompt us and guide us? Through THEIR Holy Spirit. So if we turn away and reject the promptings of God’s Spirit, then that is what we cannot be forgiven for. Look at the following interesting Bible verses:
Isaiah 40:13 ‘Who has directed the Spirit of the LORD, or being his counsellor has taught him?’
Romans 11:34 ‘For who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been his counsellor?’
Can you see how Paul is quoting directly from Isaiah, and clearly understood the Spirit of the Lord to be the Mind of the Lord? They are one and the same thing. Which is why the original Hebrew and Greek words for ‘Spirit’ (ruach and pneuma) right throughout the Bible points to the ESSENCE of a being, ie ‘breath, thoughts, mind’, rather than an actual being itself.
If you take the WHOLE council of God regarding this doctrine of the trinity, you will find out that it is a false teaching. What is the Holy Spirit? It is the Spirit of God and of Messiah Yeshua. It is NOT another divine being in the Godhead, as there are only two, God the Father and His Son Messiah Yeshua our Lord and Saviour, which is confirmed in Luke 10 by Messiah Yeshua Himself:
Luke 10:22 ‘All things are delivered to me of my Father: and no man knoweth who the Son is, but the Father; and who the Father is, but the Son, and he to whom the Son will reveal him.’
Finally, take a look at the following inspired quote from a humble woman of God … ‘The King of the universe summoned the heavenly hosts before Him, that in their presence He might set forth the true position of His Son and show the relation He sustained to all created beings. The Son of God shared the Fathers throne, and the glory of the eternal, self-existent One encircled both. About the throne gathered the holy angels, a vast, unnumbered throng … the most exalted angels, as ministers and subjects, rejoicing in the light that fell upon them from the presence of the Deity. Before the assembled inhabitants of heaven the King declared that none but Messiah, the Only Begotten of God, could fully enter into His purposes, and to Him it was committed to execute the mighty counsels of His will. The Son of God had wrought the Father’s will in the creation of all the hosts of heaven; and to Him, as well as to God, their homage and allegiance were due.’ (Patriarchs and Prophets, p.36)
“Satan was once an honoured angel in heaven, next to Messiah. His countenance, like those of the other angels, was mild and expressive of happiness. His forehead was high and broad, showing great intelligence. His form was perfect; his bearing noble and majestic. But when God said to His Son, ‘Let us make man in our image,’ Satan was jealous of Yeshua.” (Early Writings, p.145)
Do you see any third divine being of the Godhead above? No, there is only TWO!
John 17:3 ‘And this is eternal life, that they might know thee the only true God, and Yeshua Messiah, whom thou hast sent.’
“Truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son, Yeshua the Messiah.” (1 John 1:3)
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