Is the Trinity Really a Mystery? (Part 3)
Is the Trinity really a mystery or can it be easily and simply understood? Are there three persons in the Trinity or is the Trinity One God with three different manifestations? In this series I want to use information from my book-“Demystifying the Trinity” to take away all confusion and explain the mystery of the Trinity from the word. With the help of the Holy Spirit, I will explain the truth about the “mystery” of the Trinity and how this” mystery” can be easily explained from scriptures. These messages will show you that knowing who the Father is will answer the so-called “mystery” of the Trinity. Whenever I asked questions about the Trinity, no one could explain it to me but they would tell me that it is a mystery and give me a book to read about the subject. This left me more confused. I even had a problem in worshiping God by trying to worship a “mystery.” I since have sought the Father and He has showed me the truth about the Trinity. Let's continue in the series:
THE FATHER IS THE HOLY SPIRIT
We have been covering the scriptures that show that the Father is in Yahshua, but I now want to present further proof that the Father is the Holy Spirit. As I mentioned previously, the Father is Spirit (Jn. 4 v. 24), and that He is holy (John 17 v. 11). Therefore, He is the Holy Spirit since the word says that there is only one Spirit (Eph. 4 v. 4). God fills simultaneously the two roles of Father and Holy Spirit. Here is some further proof from the word:
1.) John 3 v. 16- God is the Father of Yahshua yet Mt.1 verses 18-20 reveals that the Holy Ghost is. “Mary was found with child by the Holy Ghost.” Jesus was conceived by the Holy Ghost. The one who causes conception to take place is the father. Does Jesus have two fathers?
2.) The Holy Spirit is our Comforter (Jn. 14 v. 26), yet the Father is the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation (2 Cor. 1 verses 3-4).
3.) Joel 2 v. 27-29-the words of God- “I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh.” Peter applies this scripture to the Baptism of the Holy Ghost on Pentecost; “I will pour out of my Spirit on all flesh” (Acts. 2 verses 17, 18). Notice He didn’t say “I will send the Holy Spirit.”
4.) The Bible calls the Holy Ghost “the Spirit of the Lord” (Is. 40 v. 13), “the Spirit of God” and “the Spirit of the Father” (Mt. 10 v. 20). Since there is only one Spirit (Eph.4 v. 4) again, the Holy Spirit is another title for the Father.
5) The Father raised Jesus from the dead (Acts 2 v. 24), yet the Spirit raised Jesus from the dead (Rom. 8 v. 11
6.) The Father quickens life (gives life) to the dead (Rom. 4 v. 17), yet the Spirit will do so (Rom. 8 v. 11).
7.) Our bodies are temples of God (1Cor. 3 verses 16-17), yet they are temples of the Holy Ghost (1Cor. 6 v. 19).
SOME CONTRADICTIONS ABOUT THE “THREE
PERSONS IN GOD THEORY”
The following is a partial list of some contradictions for the theory that God exists in three separate, equal and divine persons as opposed to three different manifestations of the One God: (Please remember that most of the contradictions can be explained in the fact that Yahshua is both man and God, but these contradictions don’t make sense if there are three separate, equal divine persons in God).
1.) As I mentioned earlier, if the Father and the Holy Ghost are two separate persons than Yahshua has two fathers; Mt. 1 verses 18-20 shows that the Holy Spirit is His father and 1 Jn. 1 v. 3 shows that the Father is.
2.) If the Father and the Son are coequal, why did Jesus pray to the Father? Does God pray to God? When you know this is Jesus as a man is praying than it is clear.
3.) How can the Son not have any power except what the Father gives Him (Jn. 5 verses 19, 30, and 6 v. 38)? How can they be equal?
4.) There is only one throne in heaven (Rev. 4 v. 2). Jesus sits on it (Rev.1 v. 8 and 4 v. 8). If there are three persons in God why are there not three thrones?
5.) Only the Father knows the day and the hour of the Second Coming of Christ (Mt. 24 v. 36). Does the Father know something that the Holy Spirit doesn’t know?
6.) In all the epistles of Paul where he uses the greeting: “Grace be unto you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Cor. 1 v. 3, 2 Cor. 1 v. 2, etc.) he doesn’t mention the Holy Ghost. If the kingdom of God is righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Ghost (Rom.14 v. 17), the term Holy Ghost should be mentioned since Paul desires that they would have peace. Since we know that the term Holy Ghost is another title for the Father, there is no confusion. Also, if there are three persons in God then all three would have to be mentioned at the same time in the “greetings” if they are co-equal.
Again, in most of these contradictions when you realize that Yahshua is both man and God the apparent contradictions are easily explained. These contradictions cannot be explained if there are three separate, equal divine persons in God. In most of these situations Jesus’ humanity is being referred to. We have to remember that He is both the Father and man. (Please see the previous series on the Humanity and Divinity of Jesus again, if necessary.)
From these scriptures we can conclude that the Father and the Holy Ghost are simply two different descriptions of the One God. The terms highlight different roles or functions that He possesses.
I will continue this series in the next message.
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