Triune Nature of God

"There are THREE that bear record in Heaven ..." 1 John 5:7

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Oneness Refuted

Message Received:

“The word ‘trinity’ or ‘triune’ is never found in the Bible.”

Reply:

The term/word “oneness” appears no where in Scripture. Did the wolves in your oneness cult whose message you are regurgitating somehow conveniently forget to notice that? The concept of the Triune nature of the “Godhead” is found throughout Scripture. The concept of oneness is found no where in God’s Word. The very biblical word “Godhead” points to plurality (Acts 17:29: Romans 1:20; Colossians 2:9).

We are indwelled and led by the Holy Spirit and approach the Father through the name/authority of Jesus Christ (John 14:13; 16:23-24; 1 Corinthians 3:6; 1 John 3:24, etc.).

“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 (KJV)

Jesus said “I and my Father are one.” Note that Christ identifies two divine Persons – “I and my Father are one.” John 10:30

When we collate all that Christ says of Himself and His Father in relationship to one another, over and over we see Him identify Himself and His Father as two distinct divine Persons.

Here’s an example:

“my Father hath taught me” John 8:28

Why would one Person speak of teaching Himself while identifying TWO Persons?

How many Members of the Godhead? – “For there are THREE that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one (in unison).” 1 John 5:7 (KJV)

Message Received:

“There is One Lord, One Faith, and One Baptism. The Name of The Lord is Jesus. The Faith once delivered to the original Church brought forth submission to God and caused people to repent and be baptized in the name of Jesus. They were filled with the Holy Ghost speaking in other tongues as the Spirit of God gave the utterance. There was no teaching during those days of a trinity of god in three persons. Nobody had ever heard of such a thing. All the people in the original Church were Jesus Name One God Non Trinity Apostolic believers filled with the Holy Ghost. The Church is still the same today. We serve the same God, and all the truth of the original Church is in your Bible. There is no excuse for anybody to teach or believe in a three person god. To believe in a god consisting of three persons is to forsake the truth and worship a false idea. There has never been a trinity of gods in three persons co-equal,or co-anything. Trinity is a lie. God is a Spirit. The Spirit of God is in Jesus Christ and Jesus Christ is in the Spirit. The invisible things of God can be clearly seen including his power and godhead as we experience the power and majesty of the mighty God in the presence of Jesus. Jesus is the everlasting Father and the prince of peace. There is no way that God would ever approve of the teaching of a three person god. Get out of that mess and be converted to the only truth that can set people free. Repent and be baptized in the name of Jesus, deny the trinity, and receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. Stick with this truth until you die, and then you will truly be able to say that you have been saved by the blood of the lamb.”

Reply:

We are indwelt and led by the Holy Spirit and approach the Father through the name/authority of Jesus Christ (John 14:13; 16:23-24; 1 Corinthians 3:6; 1 John 3:24, etc.).

“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 (KJV – the new versions have completely destroyed this)

Why would God here identify “THREE” if there were only one? The “THREE are one” not the three equals one. That would be bad math.

Jesus said I and my Father are one.” Note that Christ identifies two divine Persons – “I and my Father are one.” John 10:30

When we collate all that Christ says of Himself and His Father in relationship to one another, over and over we see Him identify Himself and His Father as two distinct divine Persons.

1 John 5:7

Here’s an example:

“my Father hath taught me.” John 8:28

Why would one Person speak of teaching Himself while identifying TWO Persons?

Go to Luke 3:21-22 and Genesis 1:26.

“Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass, that Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened, 22 And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven (the Father), which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased.” Luke 3:21-22

“And God said, Let US make man in OUR image, after OUR likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.” Genesis 1:26

An egg – 1 egg yet 3 parts to that egg as there are 3 divine Persons that make up the “Godhead.”

Christ stated: “And yet if I judge, my judgment is true: for I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent me (Jesus).” John 8:16

More death nails to oneness falsehood …

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

“How God (the Father) anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.” Acts 10:38

John 17 is the written record of Jesus praying to the Father for His people:

John 17:21

“That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me (Christ), and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.” John 17:21

Note here that Jesus is praying to the Father for all of His people to be “one.” Could Jesus be trying to make you and I and the millions of Christians who dwell on the earth today and in centuries past “one” person? OR, what Jesus speaking of being one in unity? Obviously Jesus isn’t trying to make us into one person. Read these words of Christ again. Why then do we seek to limit and make the Godhead to be one Person/Member? 1 John 5:7 says “these THREE are one” cannot mean one person but rather must mean one in nature and unison. When speaking of marriage/holy matrimony, Jesus says:

“And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain (TWO) shall be one flesh? Wherefore they are no more twain (TWO), but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.” Matthew 19:4-6

Jesus here says that when “a man” and “his wife” (two separate individuals) are “joined together” they are “one.” So, they are not just one person but rather two people joined together as/into one family unit – “man” and “wife.”

Also, ask this: How could they be put asunder (divided) if they were only one numerically/one person?

“Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.” Genesis 2:24

Now, are a man and a woman who are married one person or are they “one flesh”? They are two people but one in unity as a family.

The oneness of God is clearly not that there is only one Member of the “Godhead.” Otherwise why would the Bible even use the term “Godhead”? (Acts 17:29; Romans 1:20; Colossians 2:9)

Look up the word  “Godhead” in the KJV.

The Holy Spirit and the Word are the teachers (John 14:26; 16:13; 1 Cor. 2:13). – Simply go by what God’s Word tells us and “Lean not to thine own understanding.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)

Pray for understanding.

Whenever someone asks me about the Triune nature of God, I quote 1 John 5:7. Who can explain who HE is better than the very One we are seeking to understand? Also, trying to explain some things that are far too high for finite humans to understand is a futile endeavor.

Colossians 2 speaks of those who are “intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind.” (Col. 2:18)

We should never go beyond what the LORD said of Himself in His Word or attempt to deny such. If people demand an answer beyond that, invite them to delve into God’s Word for themselves (which is what we are to do anyway).

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.” Deuteronomy 29:29

Only God Himself can reveal Himself in an individual’s heart and He only does that when an individual bows down in humility, repentance, and faith, falling upon the mercy of God through Jesus Christ. Some are being led astray by oneness cult leaders due to their own refusal to get honest with God and His Holy Word (Luke 8:15; 2 Timothy 2:15; 3:16). Beware of the perversions of oneness cults and their Scripture-twisting tactics.

God was in Christ reconciling the world unto himself (2 Cor. 5:19). Jesus was also full of the Holy Ghost (Lk. 3:21-22; Jn. 3:34; Acts 10:38). This speaks for itself.  In Jesus dwelt the fullness of the Godhead bodily (Col. 2).

As you read the Gospels you begin to see how that the text constantly refers to the Father, the Word/Son, and the Holy Ghost. That is, unless you are allowing your mind to be conditioned to deny all “THREE” members of the Godhead (1 John 5:7).

According to Holy Writ, we are indwelt and led by the Holy Spirit and approach the Father through the name/authority of Jesus Christ (John 14:13; 16:23-24; 1 Corinthians 3:6; 1 John 3:24, etc.).

“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 (KJV)

“These THREE are ONE” could not possibly mean that there is only one member of the Godhead. No, instead is simply tells us that there are “THREE” members and they are one in substance and unity, etc. How can “THREE” be one numerically?

Why would God here identify “THREE” if there were only one? The “THREE are one” not the three equals one. That would be bad math.   Jesus saidI and my Father are one.” Note that Christ identifies two divine Persons – I and my Father are one.” (John 10:30) When we collate all that Christ says of Himself and His Father in relationship to one another, over and over we see Him identify Himself and His Father as two distinct divine Persons. Here’s an example: “my Father hath taught me. (John 8:28) Why would one Person speak of teaching Himself while identifying TWO Persons?

As you read the Gospels you begin to see how that the text constantly refers to the Father, the Word/Son, and the Holy Ghost. That is, unless your mind is being conditioned to deny all “THREE” members of the Godhead (1 John 5:7).

It should be more than obvious that the new versions of the Bible are corrupted. They are clearly the work of the arch enemy of God and mankind. Satan is behind them and he is the one who wanted the clearest verse in the Bible conveying the triune nature of God to be completely neutered. In fact, it might as well be removed. This is clearly an attack on the divine nature of the Almighty, the triune Godhead. This is more proof that Satan is behind the oneness doctrine.

1 John 5:7 Comparison

KJB (King James Bible):

“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

NIV (New International Version):

“For there are three that testify:” 1 John 5:7

NASB (New American Standard Bible):

“For there are three that testify:” 1 John 5:7

More on Bible Versions here.

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Feedback / Dialogue:

“This was an eye opener. I was raised oneness! Wow I started reading and studying the word for myself and that’s not what the Bible stated. Thanks for sharing this amazing post!” Cassandra Bond Shelton

Phil Snow notes:

“So then, If we are Created in God’s Image, which we are. And ‘We’ are Three in One, we being spirits, who have a Soul i.e. mind, emotions etc. and we live in a Body.

Then why is it so hard to see that God, who’s image we are created In, is Three in one????The Three Unique and Distinct persons the Father, The Son Jesus, and the Holy Spirit Are the One True God.they work in unity and purpose just like our body does when we are in perfect health and physical, mental and spiritual condition.The teaching of the Three in one God is everywhere in the Bible, from Genesis “Let US create man in OUR image.”Why is this so hard to see????

Use the testimony of All of Scripture, like the verses in the article above, just take time to think about it, and ask the Holy Spirit, who is our Teacher, if there is something else to it or anything you just might have missed.”

Message Received:

The early church new nothing of the triune nature of God.

Reply:

Really? Jesus’ apostle John obviously understood “the FATHER, the WORD, and the HOLY GHOST” and that “these THREE are one.” 1 John 5:7

By Pastor Randy Orris (below)
“QUESTION:

Isn’t it true that either the church father Tertullian (155–240 AD), or the Roman Emperor Constantine (272– 337 AD) invented the pagan doctrine of the Trinity?

MY ANSWER:

The eternal triune nature of the Godhead was never developed by any man (whether Constantine, or Tertullian, or Pagan Rome, or any of the cults).

The Eternal Elohiym (Deut. 6:4 says that there is ONE Elohiym).

He Himself revealed to us His three-fold Personhood in Isa. 48:16:

“Come ye near unto Me (THE SON, who is the Messiah), hear ye this; I (THE SON) have not spoken in secret from the beginning; from the time that it was, there am I (THE SON); and now Yahuah Elohiym (THE FATHER), and His Spirit (the Ruach HaKodesh – THE HOLY SPIRIT) hath sent Me (THE SON, who is the Messiah).”

Read this crucial verse carefully, and in its context in Isa. 48:15-17 … it’s all there!

Neither the Catholic Church nor any human being concocted the concept of the Trinity. Our Creator has revealed Himself as the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (Mt. 28:19 and 2 Cor. 13:14) — ONE ELOHIYM.”

 

 

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