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It is commonly accepted that the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit form a Trinity; further, that the concept of the Trinity is difficult to explain but must be accepted by faith.

But, does the alleged difficulty in explaining it really expose us to adopting questionable ideas that might be damaging to accept? First of all, what is the Trinity and why is the question important? Consider this.

Assuming a Trinity, people worship the Holy Spirit (Holy Spirit) alongside the Father and the Son. Is this a valid position? Could we unwittingly offer worship where it doesn’t belong – making us idolatrous?

This is a crucial question because the very first commandment of the Ten Commandments says, “Thou shalt have no other gods before me” (Exodus 20: 3). On several occasions, God has warned against idolatry and punished individuals and nations for practicing idolatry. God has made it clear that he is the one true God; “There is no other” (Isaiah 45: 5).

Jesus said the same thing as he prayed, “And this is eternal life, that they may know you the one true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you sent.” (John 17: 3).

Notwithstanding the fact that there is only one God, however, Jesus is the Only Begotten of God, “the express image of his person” (Heb. 1: 3) and God the Father commands we and the angels to worship his Son. (John 5:23; Heb. 1: 6).

But there is nowhere in the Bible that says we are to worship the Holy Spirit (Holy Spirit), nor does it say that we are allowed to do so. People do this assuming that the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are also God.

What is the concept of the Trinity

The concept of the Trinity is not simply that there is the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Rather, the doctrine of the Trinity asserts that the one God of the Scriptures is made up of three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The Bible clearly teaches the existence of the three, but does it say that the only God of the Scriptures is the three? Some people prefer to use the term Godhead, which is only mentioned three times in the Bible and is never used to mean three in one. But in essence, they stick to the same concept as those who use the term Trinity. The standard definitions of Trinity are as follows:

“Trinity n Christianism the union of three persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, in one God” – Collins Student’s Dictionary.

“(the Trinity) (in Christian belief) the three persons (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) who make up God.” – Small Oxford Dictionary.

“Name of the trinity in Christianity, the union of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit in one God. »- English Chambers Dictionary.

Based on these definitions, the idea is that when the Bible says that there is one God, the only God is truly Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

So, since we are allowed to worship the Father and the Son, the assumption is that we should then be able to worship the Holy Spirit as well. But is it true that the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are equal? Does the Bible teach this? And does the Bible teach that the one God is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit? Let’s see for ourselves what the Bible actually says.

What the Bible Teaches About God

The truth is, the Bible does not teach that the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are equal. A few clear references will show it. Jesus said, “My Father is greater than me. (John 14:28).

He said again: “For I did not speak of myself; but the Father who sent me, he gave me a command, what to say and what to say. (John 12:49). You could say: Oh, that was in reference to the Son only in His human state. But this is not true. Before the Son came to earth, it is said of him that his Father “anointed” him (Heb. 1: 9) and that the Father “appointed” him (Heb. 1: 2). Furthermore, the Bible tells us: “And without any contradiction, the less is blessed with the better. (Hebrews 7: 7).

It is quite evident that the Father is greater than the Son.

Moreover, after sin and death have been done away with, the Son himself will be subject to the Father – “And when all things are subject to him, then the Son himself will also be subject to him who submitted all to him. things, so that God can be all in all. (1 Cor. 15:28).

Therefore, the Father is greater than the Son in all phases: before the Son came to earth, while he was on earth, and after he left earth, continuing into eternity.

The prophets of the Bible have called the Father “God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Peter 1: 3; 2 Cor. 11:31). And God the Father would have said to the Son: “Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God your God has anointed you ”(Hebrews 1: 9). Jesus himself called the Father “my God” (Rev. 3:12; John 20:17; Matt. 27:46). So this concept of co-equality is totally unbiblical.

This does not mean that the Son should not be worshiped. The Father says we are to worship His Son. And the Son exercises the authority of his Father. The relationship is similar to a king and a prince. God the Father is the King of the Universe and Jesus Christ, His only Son is the Prince of the universe. In another sense, Jesus Christ, as the second Adam, will be the king of that particular territory of the universe called earth. He will be King of kings and Lord of lords over His earthly subjects who will reign with Him as kings and priests (Rev. 5:10).

But for the Holy Spirit, that’s another matter. Although we need the Holy Spirit, it never says that we should worship the Holy Spirit.

Moreover, Christ the Son is greater than the Comforter who is the Holy Spirit. Christ said He would send the Comforter, and when the Comforter comes, He won’t speak for Himself. He will only say what he hears: “It is to your advantage that I go away: for if I do not go, the Comforter will not come to you; but if I go, I will send it to you. (John 16: 7). And “he will not speak for himself; but whatever he hears he will say: ”(John 16:13).

So, Christ is obviously greater than the Comforter.

Even in sending the Comforter, the order of authority is clearly visible. Christ prays to the Father and asks him to give the Comforter. Then Christ sends the Comforter – “I will pray to the Father, and he will give you another Comforter” (John 14:16).

“But when the Comforter cometh, whom I send to you on behalf of the Father, the Spirit of truth, which proceeds from the Father, he will bear witness of me” (John 15:26).

The concept of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit being co-equal is totally wrong.

In addition, the Bible tells us who the only God is. We are told :

“For although there are gods, either in heaven or on earth, (as there are many gods and many lords), but for us there is only one God, the Father, of which are all things ”(1 Cor. 8: 6). The idea that the one God is Father, Son and Holy Spirit is totally contrary to the Scriptures.

Before concluding, we should consider two passages of Scripture that people misinterpret and read in them that they do not actually say, in order to promote a concept of the Trinity. The first is, “Go therefore, and teach all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost” (Matthew 28:19). They say, there it is, a call is made to the authority of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, so they must be co-equal. If so, then what do we say about it: “I command you before God, the Lord Jesus Christ, and the elect angels, to keep these things” (1 Tim. 5:21)? A call is made to God, to Christ and to the angels. So, does this mean that angels are equal with God and with Christ? Absolutely not! So, in the same way, the baptismal commission of Matt. 28:19 does not show that the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are equal.

The other passage is, “For there are three which bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.” (1 John 5: 7). Did he say, “these three are one God”? No, this is not the case ! The immediately following verse indicates which unit is referred to. It is oneness in terms of agreement – “And there are three that bear record on the earth, the Spirit, and the water and the blood: and these three are in agreement in one.” (1 John 5: 8). Thus, none of these passages support or justify a concept of the Trinity.

Conclusion

What the facts show is that the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit do not make a Trinity.

The Bible is clear that there is only one Supreme Being, and that is the Father – “One God and Father of all, who is above all” (Eph. 4: 6). When the Bible says there is one God, it is a reference to the Father and the Father only.

Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is of the same nature as God and is worshiped as God the Father is worshiped. But He is, has been and always will be subject and subject to His Father. The Holy Spirit, however, is not to be worshiped like God. And don’t try to confuse you by saying, Oh, the Bible says “God is a spirit,” so it’s really God we worship when we worship the Holy Spirit. “God is a spirit” means that God is a spiritual being. It’s His nature. We do not worship the nature of God; we worship God himself as a person.

This will remain true even in the new earth of which we are told, “And I saw no temple there: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple.” (Revelation 21:22). May the Lord help us to worship God in spirit and in truth and not to be unwittingly drawn into idolatry, worshiping where it does not belong.

Finally, if an organization that represents God finds itself in the teaching error, it should make the necessary adjustments in its teachings so that it can stand with more credibility in fulfilling its mission.

“He that has ears to hear, let him hear” (Matthew 11:15).

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