The Flawed Doctrine Of The Trinity


The Law was made until the Son of Man came.  The Son of Man is the Seed that God made the promise to [prior to the Law].  Under normal conditions, an intermediary doesn't mediate for one client only.  But, God which is both the Promiser and Promisee is only one.  (See Galatians 3:19-20). 

Deuteronomy 6:4 (NLT) Hear, O Israel! The LORD is our God, the LORD alone.

Some believe that since the Son of God (our Lord Jesus) refers to the Father and Holy Spirit grammatically in the third person, that would be confirmation that they are separate persons.  Our Lord Jesus also refers to Himself grammatically in the third person, but obviously He is Himself.  Speaking of oneself grammatically in the third person, does not exclude a person from being himself.  Some assume that since Jesus speaks about another, and talks to another, then the one He is talking about or talking to must be another person.

Additionally, some assume that since our Lord Jesus refers to Himself genealogically and hierarchically lower than the Father, that constitutes that He is separate and inferior.  Erroneously, our Lord Jesus is referred to as the “second person in the trinity” by many today.  Some erroneously refer to the Holy Spirit as the “third person in the trinity” (
God is not a triumvirate).  God is the one Holy Spirit!

John 4:23-24   But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.  God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

Some say God could not be on earth and in heaven at the same time.  Yet, with two opinions, those same persons speak of God’s omnipresence.  If He is omnipresent and almighty, of course He can be in heaven and on earth at the same time.

Ephesians 4:4-6 (Weymouth New Testament)  There is but one body and but one Spirit, as also when you were called you had one and the same hope held out to you.  There is but one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God and Father of all, who rules over all, acts through all, and dwells in all.

It is recorded in Luke 2:25-26 that the Spirit of God had revealed to Simeon that He would not die before seeing the Lord’s Christ.  There being just one Lord, if [Jesus] Christ is Lord and is purportedly also a separate person, how can He be the Lord’s Christ?  (How can the Lord be the Lord’s Lord when there is just one Lord, and yet they not be the same Lord?)  The Lord [known by man in the old] is the Lord [in the new].

Luke 2:25-26  And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him.  And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord's Christ.

It is recorded in Mathew 3:16-17 the Spirit of God descending on God (our Lord Jesus Christ).  God, our Father in heaven (who is a Spirit) spoke from heaven declaring that He was pleased.  Was that the Lord that spoke concerning our Lord?  How many Lords are there?

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.

John 20:28-29  And Thomas answered and said unto him, My LORD and my GodJesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.

Additionally, God (our Lord Jesus Christ) was baptized by John the Baptist which was filled with God (the Holy Spirit) [filled even before he (John) was born].   Therefore our Lord was baptized by a person that was filled with [the Spirit of] our Lord (See Luke 1:13-15).  However, there is just one Lord.

God is a Spirit (The Holy Spirit is God)

John 4:24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

The Son is God (Therefore, the Son is a Spirit)

I 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.

The Son is the Father.

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?

If the Sabbath is the Lord’s day, and His Day belongs to the Lord [who is revealed in the Old Testament], and our Lord Jesus also declares the Sabbath as His day [who is revealed in the New Testament], why does not the Word of God refer to the Lord’s possession of His day pluralistically (e.g., The Lords' Day)?  For there is just one Lord.  Are there separate spirits, the Spirit of God and the Spirit of Christ?  No, there is Just one Lord, one God, one Spirit.

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 Christ, he is none of his.

We must be baptized in His name, and receive His Spirit, which is confirmed by speaking in other tongues as the Spirit of God gives the utterance.  Jesus' requirement of obedience to Acts 2:38 was reiterated by apostle Peter (See Acts 2:14), who was senior to the other apostles (Note
Matthew 16:18 and also the hierarchical order outlined in Matthew 10:2-4 & Luke 6:13-16).

Acts 2:38   Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

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.

Recorded in Acts 8:14-17 below is evidence that baptism was peformed in Jesus' name (Jesus is the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost), and also evidence that professing believers did not receive automatically receive the Holy Ghost during baptism and "profession of faith".

Acts 8:14-17   Now when the apostles which were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John:  Who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost:  (For as yet he was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.)  Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost.


Revised: 06/01/05
Compiled by Brother L. Harrell, lanceharrell@seventhdayapostolic.org
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