I have been asked repeatedly as to what I believe regarding the Trinity. Is there such a thing? Am I a Trinitarian? If I were to put it in one statement, I would have to say that the Trinitarian doctrine is a Satanic invention of Rome designed to take away from the Godhead and it's purpose in the gift of salvation. However, merely saying that is "just my opinion" isn't it? And many of you that know me realize I never like to give my personal opinion or interpretation on anything in the Word of God. Why? Because to do so would allow scoffers the opportunity to ignore me by believing in their hearts that I am merely a man with an opinion. Therefore, I choose to give Scripture to back up what I preach. That way, they cannot say it is my opinion simply because I am not the one who wrote the Bible.

Fact is, it's rather easy to expose the deception of the trinity. All one needs do is simply share a few passages on the subject of the Godhead itself. So why not let the Word of the Creator do that which it is designed to do anyway? First however, we need to find out just what this Trinitarian belief entails. What does it mean when someone says they believe in the "Trinity."

Both Webtser's Dictionary as well as the Funk and Wagnall define the Trinity as:

  • "The state or character of being three."
  • "Any union of three parts or elements in one."
  • "A threefold consubstantial (sharing the same substance) personality existing in one Divine Being or substance."
  • "The union of one God of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit as three infinite persons."

And the Catholic Encyclopedia states the following regarding the Trinity...

  • THE DOGMA OF THE TRINITY
    The Trinity is the term employed to signify the central doctrine of the Christian religion -- the truth that in the unity of the Godhead there are Three Persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, these Three Persons being truly distinct one from another. Thus, in the words of the Athanasian Creed: "the Father is God, the Son is God, and the Holy Spirit is God, and yet there are not three Gods but one God."

The way I have been taught the trinity is the same as Rome teaches because I was born and raised Roman Catholic. Provable historical  fact is, ALL that embrace the Trinitarian theology are in fact embracing a Roman Catholic invention. I was taught God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit are the same in office and supreme alike in all ways. From a child I was taught that Jesus has the same powers and abilities as well as administration duties as the Father and vise versa. It was also taught the Holy Spirit was 100% identical to all that the Father and the Son can do. Bottom line is, this Trinitarian doctrine declares that there are three infinite persons, sharing the same substance, same power, same administrational duties, gifts, and operations, yet making up only one single solitary God; or one God divided into three parts. This is where the 'god blob' theology originates. In essence, one God with three heads. Is this Biblical? Is this what is spoken as Truth by the Creator God Himself? Is there only one God yet three separate entities? Is it true that no matter where Jesus walked, His Father had to walk as well as His Spirit? Or is this a cleverly designed method by which the enemy can separate brethren and at the same time belittle or destroy the paternal relationship of the Father to His Son? Which in fact will also place our image of the Godhead on a lesser level.

The eternal question here would have to be, are there Scriptures declaring that there is more then one person in the Godhead? Is there evidence that each person of the Godhead assumes different responsibilities? And if so, are these separate persons ever revealed in Scriptures as being in the same place and time, as completely separate persons, thus PROVING the "one God - 3 person" trinity, or "god blob" theology to be a deception of the enemy? In other words... is there proof that the Father could be in one place... the Son in another... and the Holy Spirit in yet another, at the same moment in time? Let's look at a few verses that I believe paint a perfect picture as to who it is we worship. But before we do so, let's look at a favored area of Trinitarians in the Word that is used to fabricate such error as this.

Many that believe the Trinitarian doctrine use 1 John 5:7 as the basis of faith. They do so because of its seemingly easy appearance to be twisted. It simply says, "For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one." What they ignore right off is that the verse sayd "THERE ARE THREE" that bear record in Heaven. Still, because this passage declares "these three are one," they seek to convince us that this means that all three are one single solitary God with all power, yet three separate beings at the same time. Does this theology carry in the Word? Looking to Matthew 19:5-6, we see written, "For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?  Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh..." Using the worlds theological definition of the Trinity that states when using the term, "these three are one" must mean one God 100% in three beings. We must also assume that once a man and woman join in marriage, they become one  single solitary person yet "mysteriously" two beings because this passage uses the same theology. In the light of Truth this becomes obvious error quite easily doesn't it? The Word also states in John 10:30, " I and my Father are one." So I ask, where does this leave the Holy Spirit since He is not mentioned? Their theology is proven false by the mere use of the biblical jurisprudence  necessitated in Isaiah 28:10

  •  Isaiah 28:10, "For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little:"

Romans 12:5 states, "So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another." So again I ask, does that make us all ONE single solitary Christian now? Yes, if we are Trinitarian in our belief, this is what we must preach if we are to stay true to our faith. Like the "god blob" we will be preaching a "church blob" as well. Or what of 1 Corinthians 10:17 where it proclaims, "For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread." According to Trinitarian theology, we are ALL one bread as well now. Fact is, I can go on and on and on... or... I can go "precept upon precept, line upon line, and here a little and there a little" all over the Bible to prove that the trinity is error.

When the Scripture declares "these three are one" it actually means these three are in agreement, or in one accord. We mustn't put meanings to a passage so that is says what we want it to say. The Bible specifically warns against that very thing! This passage in 1 John chapter 5 is merely stating there are three separate persons of the Godhead in Heaven that are in agreement with each other as to the state of affairs governed from that eternal Holy City. No more.. no less.

To further illustrate the fact that the Godhead is made up of distinctly different beings with different divine offices, we read, 2 Corinthians 13:14 where it says, "The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen..." Here all three are mentioned in three different manners. Jesus bestowing grace, the Father, love, and the Holy Spirit administering communion.

Plus, what of Genesis 1:26 where it states, "And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness:..." Two words are graphically apparent here. "US" and "OUR" are used. And this is not the only occasion this occurs.

  • In Eden we see this proclaimed:
    Genesis 3:22, "And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil:"
  • At the tower of Babel we see this:
    Genesis 11:7, "Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech."

For the Father to proclaim "as one of US" or "let US go" or "Let US make man in OUR image" is to denote more than one person present during that conversation. The statement, "let us make" denotes an agreement in task as well. Plus, the word "God" in this passage is the same as is found in many passages, including Genesis 1:1...

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

  • "God =  0430 'elohiym {el-o-heem'}  in STRONGS Concordance.

Elohim = "God's" (Plural "more than one God")

Even the word "God" proves there is more then one individual in the Godhead.

My absolute favorite passage on this subject would have to be the one that describes the events transpiring at the baptism of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. This passage proves the Godhead doctrine of three separate entities, in three different positions of the Godhead to be truth.

  • Matthew 3:16-17, "And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him:  And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased."

Here we have Jesus Christ present on Earth stepping out of the Jordan river after His baptism. Then we see the Holy Spirit above the Earth descending from the Heavens in the form of a dove. And finally we hear the voice of the Father in Heaven above the Earth declaring Jesus is His Son in whom He is well pleased.

Three areas in time and space AT THE SAME TIME.

  1. Jesus on the Earth itself
  2. The Holy Spirit in the sky above earth
  3. The Father in Heaven above both the earth and sky

All three persons of the Godhead in THREE DIFFERENT AREAS at the very same moment in time.

Another favorite passage of mine on this topic would have to be Isaiah 6:3 where it says, "And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory." Did you catch that?  That's one "holy" for each person of the Godhead! If there is only one God they would not have repeated the worshipful praise three times. Truth is, King David also spokeof three separate God's when in prayer or song. In Psalms 136:1-3 he said, "O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. O give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy endureth for ever. O give thanks to the Lord of lords: for his mercy endureth for ever." Why would give thanks three times is only one was needed? Even Nebuchadnezzar knew there was more than ONE God in his day...

  • Daniel 4:8-9, "But at the last Daniel came in before me, whose name was Belteshazzar, according to the name of my god, and in whom is the spirit of the holy gods: and before him I told the dream, saying, O Belteshazzar, master of the magicians, because I know that the spirit of the holy gods is in thee, and no secret troubleth thee, tell me the visions of my dream that I have seen, and the interpretation thereof."

By the way... common sense depicts one truth that exposes this Trinitarian error with great ease. If Jesus, the Holy Spirit, and the Father are ONE SINGLE GOD combined, then riddle me this. Why is it the Father knows the date of the second coming, yet Jesus does not? It's truly that simple! Jesus said plainly in...

  1. Matthew 24:36, "But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.

That passage alone proves Trinitarian theology a deception of the enemy. If Jesus and His Father were "one" as the world defines "one." Then Jesus WOULD know the day and the hour of His return! How can Trinitarian theology answer that? Simple common sense proves the Trinity doctrine is blunt error. Who can we thank for such a doctrine as this? From the mouth of Rome itself, it is proclaimed...

  • The Trinity "is the central doctrine of Catholic faith. Upon it are based all the other teachings of the Church." Handbook For Today's Catholics, p 12.

Trinitarian theology is just another prophetic peek into the doctrines of demons coming from Roman Catholicism, and the Antichrist. Only one that hates the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit would preach such a lie as this. The Godhead theology simply proclaims the Father has a Son that is in direct agreement with Him and His Holy Spirit. Ellen White put it ever so plainly when she said...  

  • "The great Creator assembled the heavenly host, that He might in the presence of all the angels confer special honor upon His Son.... The Father then made known that it was ordained by Himself that Christ His Son, should be equal with Himself; so that wherever was the presence of His Son, it was as His own  presence. The word of the Son was to be obeyed as readily as the word of the  Father. His Son He had invested with authority to command the heavenly host."  - E.G. White, the Story of Redemption, p.13. 

Is this no different than a worldly governmental structure? Is this no different than what mankind defines as an "Ambassador of State?" Does not an ambassador have absolute full authority of the Country he represents to proclaim that which his government has sent him to proclaim?

In other words...

  • God the Father is SUPREME
  • God the Son is Supreme in AUTHORITY

Nowhere in Scriptures do we see the trinity doctrine confirmed. Nowhere can we see the Godhead merged into one person, or merely one God, or a "god blob." Not a single "line upon line, or precept upon precept" can confirm this righteously.

For those that would say I am belittling Christ in my beliefs, or taking away from His divinity, I would have to say, did not the Father say, "Let US make man in OUR image." If the Father wasn't looking to downgrade Christ or His divinity when He placed Him by His side. Why should I? Jesus Christ is His Father's representative to mankind is He not? He is supreme in authority, He represents the Father's will perfectly. He is the Son of God.

  • John 14:7, "If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him."
  • John 14:9, "Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?"

All praise to God the Father... His Son Jesus Christ... and the Holy Spirit! ALL Three merit perfect praise. Holy, Holy, Holy!

Jesus part of the Godhead perfectly?

I must say, when it comes to validating this truth about the Godhead, one passage found in the book of Hebrews stands as a bright beacon shining clear light on all the passages discussed thus far. It not only helps to solidify the truth in the heart, it boldly proclaims it clear unmistakable expression.

  • Hebrews 1:8-9, "But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.  Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows."

This verse proves Jesus Christ is considered an absolute separate part of the Godhead. The Father Himself (he saith) is calling His Son, "O God" in this passage. This passage also declares God the Father is the God of Jesus Christ as well when it says, " therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness..." Did you catch that? One God is speaking to the other God, saying that "thy God" has anointed Him, His Son! The wording of this passage makes it so clear that there is more then ONE God in the Godhead thereby blasting the godblob theology completely and utterly out of existence. This passage in Hebrews 1:8,9 proves yet another deception fabricated in Roman theology. The Roman Catholic church states the following regarding the Trinity...

"Whosoever will be saved, before all things it is necessary that he hold the catholic faith; Which faith except every one do keep whole and undefiled, without doubt he shall perish everlastingly. But this is the catholic faith: That we worship one God in Trinity, and Trinity in unity...So the Father is God: the Son is God: and the Holy Ghost is God; And yet there are not three Gods; but one God…So are we forbidden by the catholic religion to say, there are three Gods, or three Lords…He therefore that will be saved, must thus think of the Trinity." The Athanasian Creed, quoted in History of the Christian Church, Volume 3, Section 132, page 690-693, by Philip Schaff.

In God there are three persons, Father, Son and Holy Ghost, equal in all perfections." The Convert’s Catechism of Catholic Doctrine, p 31 by Peter Geiermann, C.SS.R., Imprimatur - September 16, 1957.

Rome clearly states they teach and believe the Father, Son and Holy Ghost are "equal in all perfections."

In Hebrews chapter one we found that God the Father was telling God the Son that He is His God. That proves He is more powerful then Jesus, and therefore not "equal in all perfections" as Rome assumes. Stepping back for a moment to look at this one can see that God the Father MUST be more powerful then God the Son because He is His Son's God. So... If we now understand that the "equality issue" is in fact nothing more then a lie of Rome, then we must also agree there is more then ONE God because it is in Hebrews chapter one we learned they lied. Plus, we also have the reality before us that if in fact God the Father is a more powerful God then the God the Son, this means there must be more then ONE God in the Godhead because Hebrews chapter one has just stated there are at least TWO.

As many are already aware, Jesus Christ is in fact God. But what most are unaware of is that Hebrews chapter one declared plainly that Jesus Christ also has a God, and it is His Father! To further verify this fact, did not Jesus cry out to His God from the cross right before He died for our sins?

  • Mark 15:34, "And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? which is, being interpreted, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?"

Why are three different areas of the Godhead needed?

ALL THREE persons of the Godhead are needed for our Salvation. But are they ALL supreme in all ways as Trinitarian theology purports? Fact is, there are things the Father cannot do that Jesus must do, and the Holy Spirit has His work as well in our Salvation that neither the Father or the Son can do. For example, looking into the Word we see numerous areas that state God cannot die, "but we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man." -Hebrews 2:9

It is also written in James 1:13 that, "...God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:" yet Matthew 4:1 says that, "...Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil."

Since the Father cannot die, Jesus had to take on human form so that He could die for us. Our sins caused Jesus to take this position. The wages of sin is death! The Father loves us so much that He gave us His only Son to take our place in the death we deserve. An easy way to understand this threefold union of the Godhead is like this...

  • God the Father, provides for us
  • God the Son, has died for us
  • God the Spirit, is a guide for us

The Trinity states ALL THREE are 100% God in same power and abilities. Yet there are things the Father does that the Son cannot, and vise versa. Plus the Holy Spirit does things neither the Father or the Son could do. Yet ALL THREE are in "one accord," or in AGREEMENT. Truth is, we need all three to be in one accord for our Salvation. This is again proven truth when you contemplate the wisdom of 1 Corinthians 12: 4-6

  • 1 Corinthians 12:4 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.
  • 1 Corinthians 12:5 And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord.
  • 1 Corinthians 12:6 And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.

Three different aspects to the Godhead with three different offices to perform, and all three glorify the Father "which worketh all in all." Another simple way to understand this is this. As we know, the Trinitarian theology states ALL THREE are God in same power and abilities. Looking to nature one can see simple evidence that this is a lie. Look at H2O (water) for example. Is water the same in all it's natural states? Can it be used in the exact same manner no matter what state it's in at the time like the Trinitarian theology declares of God? What am I talking about?

H2O can exist in three different realities...

  • Ice
  • Liquid
  • or Steam

Can you skate on water when it's in its liquid state? Can you drink steam in it's gaseous state? Can you swim in a solid block of ice? No, of course not. They are not "equal" in all their phases and or abilities are they? Yet ALL THREE are H2O are they not? There are limitations to ice that water does not realize, and vise versa. Plus steam has it's own abilities as well that both water and ice cannot perform. If it's easy for us to understand the basic properties and "offices" of nature itself, why is it we have such a hard time understanding the "offices" of God - who in fact created nature in the first place?

Christians need to dwell on that which has been made known to us by the Father in His Word, and ignore that which He has not made known.

  • Deuteronomy 29:29, "The secret things belong unto the LORD our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law."

Fact is, He is all knowing is He not? If He chose to keep certain things from us, THERE MUST BE A REASON! And if He hid these things, you can rest assured they are past finding out.

  • Romans 11:33, "O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!"

Besides, if He truly wants us to know certain secrets, He will do so when we are better able to understand them without evil influence. Perhaps we shall learn such secrets in heaven when we don't have all the temptations that are designed to pull our focus off of God, thereby clouding our understanding.


"Brief Bible Readings for the Home" have been ALTERED.

Below is an actual scan of pages 107 and 108 of (the unaltered) version of "Bible Readings for the Home" (Below's excerpt came from Harvestime Books Altamont TN 37301) It shares awesome Truth concerning the sinless life of Jesus Christ. It also shares concrete Biblical evidence as to the humanity of Christ as well. It also confirms the book "Bible readings for the home" has been ALTERED by Roman infiltrators within the SDA church. Match these pages with your copy. Is yours altered?

Bible Readings for the Home -Harvestime Books, Altamont TN 37301  page 108

Bible Readings for the Home  -Harvestime Books, Altamont TN 37301  page 107


1. God, the Father Supreme

Supreme in all ways.

  • John 4:24, "God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth."
  • Psalms 139:1-12, "<To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.> O LORD, thou hast searched me, and known me. Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off. Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways. For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, thou knowest it altogether. Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it. Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me. If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me. Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee."

2. God, the Son, Jesus Christ, Supreme in Authority

Jesus Christ is the Son of God, one in complete agreement with the eternal Father. Through Christ all things were created. Retaining His divine nature, Christ took upon Himself human nature, was made flesh, and lived on earth as a man but without sin, being an example for us. Was made flesh because "God cannot die, or tempted of evil" so Christ took on flesh so that He could walk in our shoes. He died for our sins on the cross, rose again from the dead, and ascended to the Father where He lives to make intercession for us.

  • Exodus 20:2-3, "I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt have no other gods before me."
  • Isaiah 45:5-12,18,20-22 "I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me: That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside me. I am the LORD, and there is none else. I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things. Drop down, ye heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness: let the earth open, and let them bring forth salvation, and let righteousness spring up together; I the LORD have created it. Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it, What makest thou? or thy work, He hath no hands? Woe unto him that saith unto his father, What begettest thou? or to the woman, What hast thou brought forth? Thus saith the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker, Ask me of things to come concerning my sons, and concerning the work of my hands command ye me. I have made the earth, and created man upon it: I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded. For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else. Assemble yourselves and come; draw near together, ye that are escaped of the nations: they have no knowledge that set up the wood of their graven image, and pray unto a god that cannot save. Tell ye, and bring them near; yea, let them take counsel together: who hath declared this from ancient time? who hath told it from that time? have not I the LORD? and there is no God else beside me; a just God and a Saviour; there is none beside me. Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else."
  • Hebrews 1:1-3,5, "God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,  Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;  Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high; For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son?"
  • Hebrews 2:9, "But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man."
  • Colossians 1:15-17, "Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:  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 him:  And he is before all things, and by him all things consist."
  • Matthew 1:18-23, "Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.  Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a publick example, was minded to put her away privily.  But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.  And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.  Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying,  Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us."
  • John 1:14, "And the Word was made 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."
  • 1 Timothy 2:5, "For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;"
  • 1 Timothy 3:16, "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."
  • Hebrews 7:25, "Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them."
  • John 14:6, "Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me."
  • Acts 4:12, "Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved."

3. God, the Holy Spirit, Divine

The Holy Spirit is Christ's representative upon earth, and is one in purpose with the Father and the Son. He is the Regenerator in the work of redemption.

  • John 3:5-8, "Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.  That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.  Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.  The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit."
  • John 14:16,26, "And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you."
  • John 16:7-13, "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 unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.  And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:  Of sin, because they believe not on me;  Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more;  Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.  I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now.  Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come."
  • 1 Corinthians 2:10-11, "But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.  For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God."
  • 2 Corinthians 13:14, "The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen. <<The second epistle to the Corinthians was written from Philippi, a city of Macedonia, by Titus and Lucas>"
  • Matthew 28:19, "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:"

These three persons, God the Father; Jesus Christ the Son; and the Holy Spirit are the Godhead.


For our SDR friends, Sister White declares...

There are three living persons of the heavenly trio; in the name of these three great powers --the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit--those who receive Christ by living faith are baptized, and these powers will co-operate with the obedient subjects of heaven in their efforts to live the new life in Christ.-- Special Testimonies, Series B, No. 7, pp. 62, 63. (1905)  -Evangelism 615.1

Those who proclaim the third angel's message must put on the whole armor of God, that they may stand boldly at their post, in the face of detraction and falsehood, fighting the good fight of faith, resisting the enemy with the word, "It is written." Keep yourselves where the three great powers of heaven, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, can be your efficiency. These powers work with the one who gives himself unreservedly to God. The strength of heaven is at the command of God's believing ones. The man who takes God as his trust is barricaded by an impregnable wall.--The Southern Watchman, Feb. 23, 1904, p. 122.

 Our sanctification is the work of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. It is the fulfillment of the covenant that God has made with those who bind themselves up with Him, to stand with Him, with His Son, and with His Spirit in holy fellowship. Have you been born again? Have you become a new being in Christ Jesus? Then co-operate with the three great powers of heaven who are working in your behalf. Doing this you will reveal to the world the principles of righteousness.  -Signs of the Times, June 19, 1901 par. 4

"Many claim that it was impossible for Christ to be overcome by temptation. Then He could have not been placed in Adam's position; He could not have gained the victory that Adam failed to gain. If we have any sense a more trying conflict than had Christ, then He would not be able to succor us. But our Saviour took humanity, with all its liablitiies. He took the nature of man, with the possibility of yielding to temptation. We have nothing to bear which He has not endured." -Ellen G. White, Desire of Ages p.95

Sister White also declares the following regarding the Holy Spirit...

The nature of the Holy Spirit is a mystery. Men cannot explain it, because the Lord has not revealed it to them. Men having fanciful views may bring together passages of Scripture and put a human construction on them, but the acceptance of these views will not strengthen the church. Regarding such mysteries, which are too deep for human understanding, silence is golden.” -Acts of the Apostles p 52

“The Holy Spirit has a personality, else He could not bear witness to our spirits and with our spirits that we are the children of God. He must also be a divine person, else He could not search out the secrets which lie hidden in the mind of God.” -Manuscript p 20- 1906

“In 1888 in the General Conference held at Minneapolis, Minn, the angel of Revelation 18 came down to do His work, and was ridiculed, criticized and rejected. And when the message He brings again, swells into a loud cry, it will again be ridiculed, spoken against and be rejected by the majority.” -Ellen G. White in Taking up a Reproach. 1888.

It is to say, to reject, to despise or to minimize to the Holy Spirit will untie an effect dominoes in all the whole of truths that have been accepted. Beginning by this: “The Holy Ghost is the author of the Scriptures and of the Spirit of Prophecy" -Selected Messages Vol. 3 p 30.


How the Trinity Doctrine Took Over the Adventist Church

 The Trinity doctrine did not exist in the SDA Church from its inception.  It was not a doctrine at all during Ellen G. White’s lifetime to her death in 1915.

The pioneers of the SDA Church, R.F. Cottrell, Sr., and Jr., D.T. Bordeau, D.M. Canright, J.N. Andrews, Loughborough, John Matteson, A.C. Bordeau, A.T. Jones, W.W. Prescott, E.G. White, James White, and Uriah Smith, were all in agreement that it was that “old Trinitarian absurdity” perpetrated from Rome.  The Apostle Paul saluted the brethren, “Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ,” Romans 1:7.  Paul was no Trinitarian!  Adventist P.S. Cottrell wrote in the July 6, 1869, issue of Review & Herald, “ To hold to the doctrine of the Trinity is not so much an evidence of evil intention as of intoxication from that wine of which all nations have drunk.  The fact that it was one of the leading doctrines, if not the very chief, upon which the bishop of Rome was exalted to the popedom, does not say much in its favor . . . .  This should cause men to investigate it for themselves, as when the spirits of devils working miracles undertake the advocacy of the immortality of the soul.”

In 1931, after the death of anti-Trinitarian pioneer Uriah Smith, the SDA Church attracted Trinitarians, who began promoting their doctrines, while falsely accusing the pioneers of being “Arian,” claiming that Arius taught that “the Holy Spirit was a creation of the Son.”  In 1946, in the book, Evangelism, editors LeRoy Edwin Froom and Roy Allen Anderson compiled E.G. White’s statements removed from their original context, and intentionally inserted the word “Trinity” in subtitles, to advance the Trinity doctrine, even though she and all the pioneers were anti-Trinitarian.  Perhaps it was a coincidence, but Froom wrote his book after a return from a trip to the Vatican.  Ex-Jesuit priest Alberto Rivera testified on video that the Jesuit Order was instructed by the Black Pope to infiltrate the SDA Church, and bring it over to Rome.

The Trinity Doctrine is essential to unification of all Churches under Rome.  As Roman Catholic Graham Greene wrote, “Our opponents sometimes claim that no belief should be held dogmatically which is not explicitly stated in scripture . . . .  But the Protestant Churches have themselves accept­ed such dogmas, as the Trinity, for which there no such precise authority in the Gospels,” (“Assumption of Mary,” Life magazine, October 30, 1950, p. 51).

In 1958, the Trinity was unofficially introduced into the Church when the book, Questions On Doctrine, was published at the request of evangelicals Barnhouse and Martin, who were preparing to write their book, Kingdom of the Cults, and call the SDA Church a “cult,” until the SDA Church leaders quickly changed SDA doctrines.  This avoided the stigma of being labeled a “cult,” as Barnhouse and Martin would label all anti-Trinitarians.

In 1968, the SDA Church officially joined the World Council of Churches and National Council of Churches, which require every church to include the Trinity in their statement of beliefs in order to become member churches.

In 1981, SDA General Conference President, Neal C. Wilson, announced to the General Conference meeting in Dallas, Texas, that the Church had officially adopted the Trinity doctrine, which was now #2 in the Church’s “27 Fundamental Beliefs.”  Wilson said, “There is another universal and truly catholic organization, the Seventh-day Adventist Church,” (Adventist Review, March 5, 1981, p. 3).


Food for thought. IS the "Trinity" an ecumenical tactic? Can you see how ALL the worlds churches are embracing it now? Why now?


Was Jesus or the Holy Spirit at one time NON-EXISTENT?

For those SDA brothers and sisters that believe Jesus was at one time non-existent, or you believe that the Holy Spirit was at one time merely an "essence" or non-existent until the incarnation of Christ. Please review the following questions. I pray Sister White's comments are sufficient. They seem rather blunt to me.

Q- DO YOU BELIEVE THE SON OF GOD WAS AT ONE TIME NON-EXISTENT, BUT THE FATHER WAS ALIVE?

Christ is the pre-existent, self-existent Son of God.... In speaking of his pre-existence, Christ carries the mind back through dateless ages. He assures us that there never was a time when He was not in close fellowship with the eternal God. He to whose voice the Jews were then listening had been with God as one brought up with Him.--Signs of the Times, Aug. 29, 1900.  {Ev 615.2}

Before this the Spirit had been in the world; from the very beginning of the work of redemption He had been moving upon men's hearts. But while Christ was on earth, the disciples had desired no other helper. Not until they were deprived of His presence would they feel their need of the Spirit, and then He would come. -Desire of Ages 669.1

 Q- WHEN THE PLAN OF REDEMPTION WAS MADE BEFORE THE FOUNDATIONS OF THE WORLD, WAS THE HOLY SPIRIT PRESENT AT THAT TIME?

 The Godhead was stirred with pity for the race, and the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit gave Themselves to the working out of the plan of redemption. In order fully to carry out this plan, it was decided that Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, should give Himself an offering for sin. -Counsels on Health 1923- p 222

"Life, Original, Unborrowed, Underived.--Jesus declared, "I am the resurrection, and the life." In Christ is life, original, unborrowed, underived. "He that hath the Son hath life." The divinity of Christ is the believer's assurance of eternal life."--The Desire of Ages, p. 530 (1898)  {Ev 616.2}

"The Pre-existent, Self-existent Son of God.--Christ is the pre-existent, self-existent Son of God.... In speaking of his pre-existence, Christ carries the mind back through dateless ages. He assures us that there never was a time when He was not in close fellowship with the eternal God. He to whose voice the Jews were then listening had been with God as one brought up with Him." --Signs of the Times, Aug. 29, 1900.  {Ev 615.2}

"
He was equal with God, infinite and omnipotent. . . . He is the eternal, self-existent Son." --Manuscript 101, 1897.  {Ev 615.3}


The "begotten" issue of Christ

There has been a movement among believers lately to get them to believe that Jesus was at one time not only non-existent, but created by the Father at one time. The thought stems around the use of Psalms 2:7 and the term "begotten" in that passage.

  • Psalms 2:7, "I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee."

Is this passage saying Jesus was at one time non-existent, and in turn had to be brought into existence by the Father? Or is this passage prophesying that at some time in the future, Christ will be "begotten" of the Father in some way. Note the following New Testament passage that actually refers to Psalms 2:7...

  • Acts 13:33, "God hath fulfilled the same unto us their children, in that he hath raised up Jesus again; as it is also written in the second psalm, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee."

According to Acts 13:33, Jesus was indeed "begotten" on the day He became the first-fruits of all them that slept in the grave; and this makes perfect sense seeing how He was unable to be "begotten" into existence in any other sense of the word. Not only does Paul confirm this, he does so by using the very verse Satan has been convincing others to use out of context today. They are saying Psalms 2:7 states Jesus was "non-existent" at one time, yet Paul says Psalms 2:7 is saying Jesus was begotten by the Father on the very day He rose Him from the grave. No cloud of confusion is present once we have a "line upon line" is there?

  • 1 Corinthians 15:20, "But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept."

Truth is so powerful, and quite the eternal blessing for all I must day. Not only can it expose transparent lies with childlike ease, it glorifies the Father who penned that truth in Heaven. Most Christians already realize that Christ was the Creator of all things, because the Word says so...

  • John 1:3, "All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made."

With the realization of that fact in mind, how can anyone continue to believe that Jesus was at one time non-existent if in fact He is Creator of ALL things in the first place? It literally makes no sense if you simply sit back and look at it without preconceived ideas designed to cloud the issue. Seriously; since the Word proves He is the only Creator, how did He create things, or set things in motion while being non-existent that would eventually bring about His creation? If He was non-existent at one time, someone had to be creating things BEFORE He arrived all along. Satan preaches this folderol to make John 1:3 to appear as a lie. The Word clearly says He created EVERYTHING and NOTHING was made that He didn't create. This includes all that was supposedly present before His creation, if in fact He needed to be created. You see how transparent lies truly are once the Light of Truth shines upon them? Confusion is blasted away as easy as darkness flees at the lighting of the candle. Truth never has this problem with hard core reality; it's the same yesterday, today, and forever!

John 5:26 has also been placed at the forefront as a passage that can be used to proclaim Christ non-existent at one time in time.

  • John 5:26, "For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself;"

In STRONG'S Concordance we see the word "HAVE" (#2192) can be translated as, "to hold" "keep" or even "possess." If any of these definitions are used, STRONG'S stresses the point further by stating it is, "used of those joined to any one by the bonds of natural blood or marriage or friendship or duty or law etc, of attendance or companionship " This leads me to ask the question... Are not the Father and Son in agreement and joined as "natural blood" or a as a "friendship, duty, law, or companionship?" In other words, would it not be better understood to say the Father is in agreement that Jesus will use the life already within Himself as a Creator God to bring His children from the grave on that great and dreadful day? If we read just a verse preceding the passage we see this to be the context...

  • John 5:25-26, "Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live.  For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself;"

The Word clearly says the dead in Christ will come to a day where they will actually hear the voice of the Creator, Jesus Christ. And what happens when they hear this wonderful voice? The Word says they "shall live" does it not? And then it goes on to say that they live because the Father is already in agreement with His Son that by the sound of His voice they shall live. What else can they do but respond to such a voice that created them on day one? This is why this wonderful Saviour called Lazarus BY NAME on that day. Had Jesus just said "come forth" ALL the graves would have ripped open because He is the source of all life on earth! Or as John puts it, He does “have life in himself.”

Another way to translate the passage using the Greek would be to say, "For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to be the source of life in himself." This is more plausible to embrace because the context of the preceding and following verses makes better sense when stated in this way.

E.G. White puts it best by stating...


"Christ is the pre-existent, self-existent Son of God.... In speaking of his pre-existence, Christ carries the mind back through dateless ages. He assures us that there never was a time when He was not in close fellowship with the eternal God. He to whose voice the Jews were then listening had been with God as one brought up with Him" -Signs of the Times, Aug. 29, 1900.  {Ev 615.2}

  "God and Christ knew from the beginning, of the apostasy of Satan and of the fall of Adam through the deceptive power of the apostate. The plan of salvation was designed to redeem the fallen race, to give them another trial. Christ was appointed to the office of Mediator from the creation of God, set up from everlasting to be our substitute and surety. Before the world was made, it was arranged that the divinity of Christ should be enshrouded in humanity. "A body," said Christ, "hast thou prepared me" (Heb. 10:5). But He did not come in human form until the fullness of time had expired. Then He came to our world, a babe in Bethlehem.

     No one born into the world, not even the most gifted of God's children, has ever been accorded such demonstration of joy as greeted the Babe born in Bethlehem. Angels of God sang His praises over the hills and plains of Bethlehem. "Glory to God in the highest," they sang, "and on earth peace, good will toward men" (Luke 2:14). O that today the human family could recognize this song! The declaration then made, the note then struck, the tune then started, will swell and extend to the end of time, and resound to the ends of the earth. It is glory to God, it is peace on earth, good will to men. When the Sun of Righteousness shall arise with healing in His wings, the song then started in the hills of Bethlehem will be reechoed by the voice of a great multitude, as the voice of many waters, saying, "Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth" (Rev. 19:6).

     By His obedience to all the commandments of God, Christ wrought out a redemption for men. This was not done by going out of Himself to another, but by taking humanity into Himself. Thus Christ gave to humanity an existence out of Himself. To bring humanity into Christ, to bring the fallen race into oneness with divinity, is the work of redemption. Christ took human nature that men might be one with Him as He is one with the Father, that God may love man as He loves His only-begotten Son, that men may be partakers of the divine nature, and be complete in Him.

     The Holy Spirit, which proceeds from the only-begotten Son of God, binds the human agent, body, soul, and spirit, to the perfect, divine-human nature of Christ. This union is represented by the union of the vine and the branches. Finite man is united to the manhood of Christ. Through faith human nature is assimilated with Christ's nature. We are made one with God in Christ."  -Selected Messages book 1, p250 - 251


Is Jesus Christ God?

 Just a "few" of the MANY passages that reflect His eternal truth...

After Thomas doubted Jesus appeared to other disciples, Jesus returned 8 days later to show Thomas the scars on His body. Then Thomas responded...

  • John 20:28, "And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God."
  •  Acts 7:59, "And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit."

 Stephen calls upon GOD, and according to this passage the God he chose to speak to was JESUS.

  • Revelation 1:5-6, "And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,  And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen."

Here we see John the Apostle introducing the visions he received in the Book of Revelation. He speaks of Jesus Christ quite plainly, and in the same breath declares Jesus is declaring Himself God as He speaks of making us kings and priests unto Him. He continues and uses the term "AND" His Father when He declares we are His Father's kings and priests as well.

  •  Romans 2:16, "In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel."

 God judges. What is that Judge's name?

  •  2 Timothy 4:1, "I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;"
  •  John 1:1, "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."

Here we see the Scripture saying the "Word was WITH God, and then it says the Word WAS God." That's two God's mentioned in one verse!

  •  John 1:14, "And the Word was made 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."
  •  1 Timothy 3:16, "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."
  •  Hebrews 1:8-9, "But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.  Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows." (By the way, for those that say this verse is invalid and should be deleted from the Bible, they would also need to rip out Psalm 45:7 "Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows."
     
  • Hebrews 1:6, "And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him."
    •  Matthew 1:23, "Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us."
    •  1 Timothy 2:3, "For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;"
    • Isaiah 43:11-15, "I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour. I have declared, and have saved, and I have shewed, when there was no strange god among you: therefore ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, that I am God. Yea, before the day was I am he; and there is none that can deliver out of my hand: I will work, and who shall let it? Thus saith the LORD, your redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; For your sake I have sent to Babylon, and have brought down all their nobles, and the Chaldeans, whose cry is in the ships. I am the LORD, your Holy One, the creator of Israel, your King."
    • 1 John 5:20, "And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life."

     Who is this Saviour?

    •  Acts 13:23, "Of this man's seed hath God according to his promise raised unto Israel a Saviour, Jesus:"
    • Titus 1:3-4, "But hath in due times manifested his word through preaching, which is committed unto me according to the commandment of God our Saviour;  To Titus, mine own son after the common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour."
    •  Titus 2:13, "Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;"
    •  Mark 12:29, "And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:"

     Who is that Lord?

    •  Acts 2:36, "Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ."
    • Acts 16:31, "And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house."
    •  Romans 1:3, "Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh;"

    Who is the Creator?

    • John 1:1,3,10  "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not."
    • Ephesians 3:9, "And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:"
    • Revelation 4:11, "Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created."
    • Hebrews 3:4, "For every house is builded by some man; but he that built all things is God."

    Is Jesus Christ equal to God?

    • Philippians 2:5-6, "Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:  Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:"

    NOTE: In John 1 it said the "Word was WITH God" and then it said the "Word was God" in that passage? This not only declares Jesus is the Word, but as a God He was "with" God as well.

    As most will agree, it was God Himself at Sinai that wrote the Ten Commandments.

    • Jesus said... John 14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.

    Another time Jesus was approached by a rich man who claimed to understand who he was. Jesus knew He knew who He was as is clear in the following passage.

    • Matthew 19:16-17, "And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?  And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments."

    The rich man plainly called Jesus "Good Master." Jesus then said "Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God", in return. This is why Jesus only quoted the last 6 commandments to the man in the following verses when instructing him on what he needed to do. Those commandments deal with how we love each other. But the first four were never shared with the man by Jesus because he already appeared to know who God was. The first four commandments deal with how we love God. Why would Jesus declare calling Him "Good Master" was the same as calling Him God if it wasn't true?

    One thing to keep in mind in regards to Jesus Christ being God. When they declare Him to be either non-existent at one time or only a man and not God or part of the Godhead they are in essence denying God are they not? What does the Word say of such people?

    • 1 John 2:22-23, "Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.  Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also."

    Not only are they considered to be liars and without the Father when they deny His Son, they are also declared by the Word of God itself to be in fact one of the many antichrists we find running rampant in these last days.

    1 John 5:20, "And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life."

    IS THE HOLY SPIRIT GOD?

    We know the Father is God because of numerous Scripture on it. However, have you noticed that false teachers use only the verses pertaining to Him while avoiding the above verses pertaining to His Son in their battle to confuse. But what of the Holy Spirit? Does the Word declare Him God as well, further proving the "one God" or "Trinity" theory false?

    • Acts 5:3-4, "But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land?  Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God."

    Does the Word also share characteristics of the Holy Spirit that prove it to be a separate person all on its own?

    • The Holy Spirit has Omnipresence. He is everywhere
      Psalms 139:7, "
      Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?".
    • The Holy Spirit is eternal
      Hebrews 9:14, "How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?" 
    • The Holy Spirit is all powerful
      Luke 1:35, "And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God." 
    •  The Holy Spirit has a mind
      Romans 8:27, "And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is
      the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God." 
    • The Holy Spirit helped to settle questions during the Church Council at Jerusalem
      Acts 15:28, "For
      it seemed good to the Holy Ghost, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things;" 
    • The Holy Spirit dispenses gifts to different individuals according as He wills
      1 Corinthians 12:8-11, "For to one is
      given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;  To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;  To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:  But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will."
    • The Holy Spirit forbade some from going to preach in certain places
      Acts 16:6-7, "Now when they had gone throughout Phrygia and the region of Galatia, and
      were forbidden of the Holy Ghost to preach the word in Asia,  After they were come to Mysia, they assayed to go into Bithynia: but the Spirit suffered them not." 
    • The Holy Spirit anointed Jesus and sent Him out to preach the gospel
      Luke 4:18-19, "
      The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,  To preach the acceptable year of the Lord." 

    Truth is, BOTH the Father and the Spirit sent Jesus...
    • Isaiah 48:16, "Come ye near unto me, hear ye this; I have not spoken in secret from the beginning; from the time that it was, there am I: and now the Lord GOD, and his Spirit, hath sent me."
    • The Holy Spirit impregnated Mary with the child Jesus!
      Luke 1:31-35, "And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.  He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:  And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.  Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?  And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God."
    • The Holy Spirit testifies or witnesses of Jesus (see John 15:26)
      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:" 

    Is Jesus being deceptive and saying the Holy Sprit will testify of Him when in fact it's only "Jesus Spirit" testifying? Saying the Holy Spirit is just Jesus' mind or thoughts makes Him to be a liar when you read this verse.

    • The Holy Spirit leads God’s people
      Romans 8:14, "For as many as are
      led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God." 
    • The Holy Spirit teaches and causes us to remember the truth
      John 14:26, "But
      the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you." 
    • The Holy Spirit comforts us as does Christ
      John 14:16, "And I will pray the Father, and
      he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;" 
    • The Holy Spirit reproves us of sin, righteousness, and judgment
      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 unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.  And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:" 
    • The Holy Spirit instructs us
      Nehemiah 9:20, "
      Thou gavest also thy good spirit to instruct them, and withheldest not thy manna from their mouth, and gavest them water for their thirst." 
    •  The Holy Spirit speaks, guides, hears and shows.
      John 16:13-15, "Howbeit when he,
      the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.  He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.  All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you." 

    Notice that in that verse it states the Holy Spirit will HEAR and then tell us what He hears. If the Holy Spirit is just the "thoughts" of Jesus or the Father, how is this possible?

    • The Holy Spirit speaks, chooses, calls and sends forth
      Acts 13:2-4, "As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted,
      the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them.  And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.  So they, being sent forth by the Holy Ghost, departed unto Seleucia; and from thence they sailed to Cyprus." 
    • The Holy Spirit gives messages to prophets and they declare: “Thus saith the Holy Ghost”
      Acts 21:11, "And when he was come unto us, he took Paul's girdle, and bound his own hands and feet, and said,
      Thus saith the Holy Ghost, So shall the Jews at Jerusalem bind the man that owneth this girdle, and shall deliver him into the hands of the Gentiles."
    • The Holy Spirit has knowledge, and searches all things
      1 Corinthians 2:10-11, "But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for
      the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.  For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God." 
    • The Holy Spirit sanctifies us
      Romans 15:16, "That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might be acceptable, being
      sanctified by the Holy Ghost." 
    • The Holy Spirit holds communion with us
      2 Corinthians 13:14, "The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and
      the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen. <<The second epistle to the Corinthians was written from Philippi, a city of Macedonia, by Titus and Lucas>"
    • The Holy Spirit is the source of regeneration and renewal for salvation (see John 3:5-8; Titus 3:5).
      John 3:5-8, "Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water
      and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.  That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.  Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.  The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit." 
      Titus 3:5, "Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and
      renewing of the Holy Ghost;" 
    • The Holy Spirit resurrects the faithful from the dead (see Romans 8:11; 1 Peter 3:18).
      Romans 8:11, "But if
      the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you." 
      1 Peter 3:18, "For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but
      quickened by the Spirit:" 

    If the Spirit is just the "thoughts" of Jesus, how did it raise Him from the dead?

    • The Holy Spirit is the author of the Bible and moved upon the prophets to speak
      2 Peter 1:21, "For
      the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost." 
    • The Holy Spirit is another Comforter other than Christ
      John 14:16, "And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you
      another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;"

    Why would Jesus pray for ANOTHER Comforter if it was just Him all along?

    • The Holy Spirit helps our infirmities
      Romans 8:26, "Likewise
      the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered." 
    • The Holy Spirit can be tempted and lied to
      Acts 5:3, "But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to
      lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land?"
      Acts 5:9, "Then Peter said unto her, How is it that ye have agreed together to
      tempt the Spirit of the Lord? behold, the feet of them which have buried thy husband are at the door, and shall carry thee out." 
    • The Holy Spirit can be blasphemed
      Matthew 12:31, "Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the
      blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men."
      Mark 3:28-29, "Verily I say unto you, All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme:  But he that shall
      blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation:"
      Luke 12:10, "And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but unto him that
      blasphemeth against the Holy Ghost it shall not be forgiven."

    Keep in mind, the term "blasphemy" can only be attributed to a GOD

    • The Holy Spirit is another Intercessor other than Christ
      Romans 8:26, "Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but
      the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered."

    BASIC FACTS ON THE SPIRIT:

    • Galatians 4:6, "And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father."

    If the Spirit is just a "thought" process of the Father or the Son as some preach, why is it the Father is sending forth the Spirit of His Son? Why not send forth His own Spirit? This proves the Spirit of the Son is a separate being altogether.

    • John 14:16, "And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;"

    If the Spirit is just a "thought" process of the Father or the Son, why is it the Father is sending forth ANOTHER Comforter? Who is th Comforter?

    • John 14:26, "But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you."

    The phrase "He shall teach you..." denotes the Spirit is a separate being. If it was just the thought process of Jesus it would say "I shall teach you..."

    • 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:"
    • John 16:7, "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 unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you."

    Here the Comforter is spoken of in the THIRD PERSON by saying, "HE shall testify of ME "I will send HIM unto you." Now for the clincher...

    • John 16:13, "Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come."

     If the Holy Spirit is just a "thought" process of the Father or the Son, how can "HE" guide you, or how can the term "HIMSELF" be used, and especially, how can he "HEAR" things to speak to us about? Is God talking to Himself? That makes no sense.

    BOTTOM LINE:
    If you deny the Holy Spirit exists, than all the promises shared above regarding what He will do for you in life are forfeited by YOU! Now do you see why your prayer life is so lacking?


    STILL DON'T UNDERSTAND?

    In the Word of God we find some evidence as to why this topic is so allusive to us. Yes, there are basic facts about the Godhead the Word brings forth that we are able to understand. Still, there are some areas we simply cannot grasp. Why is that? It has to do with the wisdom of our God.

    Have you ever heard the term, "The information I have is on a need to know basis"? In the government of mankind, which we already understand has its basic structure patterned after the Heavenly government, there are certain times when privy information is held back. Reason being is, if the information were to be made known, the uneducated would run with it in ways that would be harmful to both the individual as well as the nation at large. The WHOLE picture needs to be understood before any further information is put forth by the Lord regarding His Holy Spirit. However, doing so would make matters worse simply because we are unable to grasp certain Truths in the whole picture He has to offer in the first place. For it is written that . "...His ways are past finding out!" (Romans 11:33) Since we cannot understand the whole picture, then we would obviously misunderstand what He has to share regarding His Spirit. The fact He doesn't share proves that quite plainly.

    Yes, there are some that believe they know it all. These "doctors of divinity" fail to realize that while in Heaven we will be studying God's Word all throughout eternity. If they understand it 100% now, why do they not walk upon the waters, raise the dead, heal the sick, and preach sermons that enrapture billions? Truth is, if they know it all, what shall they study once they arrive in His Kingdom? Even Science admits that mankind can only hope to muster 15% to a whopping 18% of his own brain activity in his pre-Heavenly state. Me thinks a re-think is in order for those that know "all things" of His Holy Writ.

    Bottom line: Mankind simply cannot understand certain things at this time. With that said, what would the apostles had done when Jesus was lifted up to Heaven if they were allowed to see the massive Heavenly gates ajar, the beautiful streets of gold reflecting His brilliance, the retinue of angels rejoicing and the Father Himself seated upon His throne welcoming His Son Jesus into the City of Heaven in a grand celebration of creation like none ever contemplated on Earth? They would have preached a message from that day forward that was far different then that which the Lord preferred. The prize of salvation would have been marred by the hope of fleshly gain instead. Such wisdom is presented by this mighty God when He allowed those clouds to shield such an event as His ascension!

    If the Word of God does not cover certain areas of the Truth, we must NEVER second guess our Father which art in Heaven! He wrote what He wrote, and held back what He held back, simply because He is all knowing. He understands perfectly what is best for each and everyone of us in all aspects of life in a way that even the greatest minds of all time could never hope to imagine. It is not our position to correct Him or even suggest that He is lacking in His Word, and therefore our duty to "discover" secrets He has held back. All that we see in these estranged doctrines of the Trinity and other strange philosophies on this topic is simply mans uneducated assumptions seeking to take the position of Truth our God has never penned. We must NEVER assume the secret things that belong to our God are ours for the taking!

    •  Deuteronomy 29:29, "The secret things belong unto the LORD our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law."

     "The nature of the Holy Spirit is a mystery. Men cannot explain it, because the Lord has not revealed it to them. Men having fanciful views may bring together passages of Scripture and put a human construction on them, but the acceptance of these views will not strengthen the church. Regarding such mysteries, which are too deep for human understanding, silence is golden." -Acts of the Apostles p 52

    That God should thus be manifest in the flesh is indeed a mystery; and without the help of the Holy Spirit we cannot hope to comprehend this subject. The most humbling lesson that man has to learn is the nothingness of human wisdom, and the folly of trying, by his own unaided efforts, to find out God. He may exert his intellectual powers to the utmost, he may have what the world calls a superior education, yet he may still be ignorant in God's eyes. The ancient philosophers boasted of their wisdom; but how did it weigh in the scale with God? Solomon had great learning; but his wisdom was foolishness; for he did not know how to stand in moral independence, free from sin, in the strength of a character molded after the divine similitude. Solomon has told us the result of his research, his painstaking efforts, his persevering inquiry. He pronounces his wisdom altogether vanity -Selected Messages Vol. 1 249.1

    What is our Father's perfect will for us?

    • Ecclesiastes 12:13, "Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man."

     

     

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