Trinity Doctrine

TRINITY DOCTRINE OR TRINITY DECEPTION?

OVERVIEW

The Holy Bible speaks often of God the Father and His only begotten Son. One God, the Father, of whom are all things; and One Lord Jesus, God’s only begotten Son, by whom are all things. See 1 Corinthians 8:5-6. The angels in heaven worship God the Father and His beloved Son; God and the Lamb sit on the throne. In heaven, the counsel of peace was between Them Both, Father and Son. Life eternal is to know God the Father and His divine+human Son. John 17:3. Antichrist denies the Father and the Son. See 1 John 2:22.

“After the earth was created, and the beasts upon it, the Father and Son carried out their purpose, which was designed before the fall of Satan, to make man in their own image. They had wrought together in the creation of the earth and every living thing upon it. And now God said to His Son, “Let us make man in our image.” The Story of Redemption, p. 20, 21 • Ellen G. White

God is the Father of Christ; and Christ is the Son of God. God the Father is the Great Creator, the Source of all being, the Source of all life, the God and Father of Jesus Christ. God was in Christ reconciling the world unto Himself. God created all things by and for His Son. God is the Father of all, not a 3-in-1 Being. The Son is the Commander of Heaven, the Prince of Life, the only begotten Son of the one true and living God. The Son does always those things that please His Father. The Son delights in doing His Father’s will. The Son is fully divine, as is His Father. The Son was made in the express image of His Father’s person.

“From eternity there was a complete unity between the Father and the Son. They were two, yet little short of being identical; two in individuality, yet one in spirit, and heart, and character.” Youth’s Instructor, December 16, 1897, par. 5 • Ellen G. White

In the new testament we see a new human personality, a baby born in Bethlehem, called Jesus (Jehovah Delivers or Saves) — divinity clothed with humanity — who was the Son of God “in a new sense.” Jesus, God’s only begotten Son, came from heaven to reveal His Father’s character to us, His perfect character of love and justice. The divine Son of God, the only begotten of the Father, the first-born of heaven, the Channel of all blessings, came to our world and took upon Himself the created human body and mind prepared for Him by His Father. He became one with us in humanity that we might become one with Him in divinity—Christ in you, the hope of glory. Not that we become God, but rather that God and Christ, by the manifestation of Their divine omnipresent Spirit, live in us “in Spirit and in Truth.”

The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God and of Christ, called the Eternal Spirit, the Omnipresent, and the Comforter — the omnipresence of the Father and the Son, a spiritual manifestation of divine grace and power, eternal life and glory. By the manifestation of the Holy Spirit—the Omnipresent—the Father and the Son make their abode with us, and in us. God in Christ and Christ in us, thus our fellowship is with the Father and the Son.

John 14:23 (KJV)

Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.”

Though the world and most of modern Christianity teaches the trinity doctrine—three divine persons, yet one god—there are in reality only two divine Personalities in the universe, God the Father and His divine Son, who is a part of Himself, His only begotten Son. The divine Son laid aside the form of God and took upon Himself the personality of humanity, as the man Christ Jesus. Jesus is now divinity and humanity combined in one Person, the man Christ Jesus. The divine did not become human and the human did not become divine, but rather the two expressions, divine and human, were inseparably joined, or blended, in our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Because Jesus is not only a human being but also a divine being He can exercise His divine omnipresence, thus He says “I will not leave you comfortless, I will come to you.” when speaking of the Comforter, the Holy Spirit, the omnipresent Spirit of Christ—the Holy Spirit, which is Jesus Christ.

“We want that complete and perfect understanding which the Lord alone can give. It is not safe to catch the spirit from another. We want the Holy Spirit, which is Jesus Christ. If we commune with God, we shall have strength and grace and efficiency.” — 9LtMs, Lt 66, 1894, par. 18 • Ellen G. White

“But although Christ’s divine glory was for a time veiled and eclipsed by His assuming humanity, yet He did not cease to be God when He became man. The human did not take the place of the divine, nor the divine of the human. This is the mystery of godliness. The two expressions human and divine were, in Christ, closely and inseparably one, and yet they had a distinct individuality. Though Christ humbled Himself to become man, the Godhead was still His own. His Deity could not be lost while He stood faithful and true to His loyalty.” — Signs of the Times, May 10, 1899, par. 11 • Ellen G. White

“Looking upon Him in His humiliation, as He walked a man among men, they [the disciples] had not understood the mystery of His incarnation, the dual character of His nature. Their eyes were holden, so that they did not fully recognize divinity in humanity.” — Desire of Ages, p. 507.1 • Ellen G. White

“It is not essential for you to know and be able to define just what the Holy Spirit is. Christ tells us that the Holy Spirit is the Comforter, and the Comforter is the Holy Ghost,the Spirit of truth, which the Father shall send in my name.” [John 14:26.] “I will pray the Father, and he shall send you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever, even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him; but ye know him, for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.” [Verses 16, 17.] This refers to the omnipresence of the Spirit of Christ, called the Comforter. Again Jesus says, “I have 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.” [John 16:12, 13.]” — 7LtMs, Lt 7, 1891, par. 14 • Ellen G. White

“They have one God and one Saviour; and one Spirit—the Spirit of Christ—is to bring unity into their ranks.” — 9T, p. 189.3 • Ellen G. White

Galatians 4:6-7 (KJV)  “And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.”

1 John 2:1 (KJV)  “My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate (parakletos-comforter) with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: …”

advocate • 3875. παράκλητος parakletos, par-ak´-lay-tos; an intercessor, consoler: — advocate, comforter.

John 4:23 (KJV)  “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.”

Matthew 14:33 (KJV)  “Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God.”

2 John 3 (KJV)  “Grace be with you, mercy, and peace, from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.”

1 Corinthians 8:6 (KJV)  “But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.

1 Peter 1:2 (KJV)  “Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.”