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Warning about this subject of the Godhead:
"In regard to the personality and prerogatives of God, where He is, and what He is, this is a subject which we are not to dare to touch. On this theme silence is eloquence. It is those who have no experimental knowledge of God who venture to speculate in regard to Him. Did they know more of Him, they would have less to say about what He is. The one who in the daily life holds closest communion with God, and who has the deepest knowledge of Him, realizes most keenly the utter inability of human beings to explain the Creator." Medical Ministry, p 92.
To be safe, we must only believe and teach what is revealed to us in God’s inspired word-–being the Bible and the Testimony of Jesus. If we believe or teach anything other than what has been revealed to us, we are speculating as to what our imperfect and erring mind conceives to be correct, and thus we are in danger of embracing the lies of the devil.
So what about the doctrine of the Trinity? In order to know what this doctrine is all about, we must have a correct definition of Trinity?
Both Websters and Funk and Wagnalls dictionaries define the Trinity as:
"The state or character of being three."
"Any union of three parts or elements in one..."
"A threefold consubstantial (sharing the same substance) personality existing in one Divine Being or substance."
"The union of one God of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit as three infinite persons."
Now where did the belief of the Trinity originate from? Did it originate from the Bible, or from somewhere else?
"The terms Father, Son, and Spirit are but symbols which stand for three manifestations of God...God goes forth from Himself in the eternal Son, returning to Himself in the Eternal Spirit." Dictionary of All Scriptures and Myths, by G.A. Gaskell, p 770 (this dictionary uses the philosophic sacredly held writings of all religions such as Zoroaster, Philo, Swedenborg, Buddah, Hermes, the Qabbalah, etc., in order to derive the definitions--hence the definitions given are mystical and spiritualistic).
Who believes in the Trinity doctrine of only one God manifested in three People–or three Beings sharing the same essence or substance and making up just one God?
-–The World Council of Churches teaches:
"The World Council of Churches is a fellowship of churches which confess the Lord Jesus Christ as God and Saviour according to the Scriptures and therefore seek to fulfill together their common calling to the glory of one God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit." So much in Common, p 33 (written by the World Council of Churches and the Seventh-day Adventist church). (In fact, all churches who are connected with the WCC had to first embrace the Trinity doctrine before being admitted).
-–The Roman Catholic Church teaches:
"In God there are three persons, Father, Son and Holy Ghost, equal in all perfections." The Convert’s Catechism of Catholic Doctrine, p 31 by Peter Geiermann, C.SS.R., Imprimatur - September 16, 1957.
In fact: "The mystery of the Trinity is the central doctrine of Catholic faith. Upon it are based all the other teachings of the Church." Handbook For Today's Catholics, p 11.
-–The Seventh-day Adventist Church teaches:
"2. The Trinity.
"There is one God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, a unity of three co-eternal persons." 1986 SDA Church Manual, chapter 2, p 23 (see also Seventh-day Adventists Believe...27 Fundamental Beliefs, p 16, 22).
So all the churches of Christendom, including the SDA church, are involved in believing and teaching the Trinity doctrine. The Trinity doctrine again is the teaching that there is only one God which is shared between three Persons. And remember, the basis for this Trinity belief is not founded in the Bible, but is founded in Spiritualism! So if you want to be a spiritualist, or one who is believing Catholic doctrine, then continue to believe that there is only one God who is made up of three Persons.
As this is true, what about the belief that there was only one God in the beginning? Is this what the Bible teaches, or is this also what Spiritualism teaches? Where is the origination for this belief?
"Holy is God, the Father of all things, the One who is before the First Beginning." The Secret Teachings of All Ages, p XL, by Manly P. Hall--33rd Degree Mason (Hall is quoting Hermes or Cush who was the interpreter of the Mysteries, or basically the founder of spiritualistic Babylonian religion. Cush was also the father of Nimrod, who founded Babylon and then based its Mystery religion upon the teachings of Cush).
So the foundation for the mysteries of Babylon is the belief that there was only one God in the beginning, and that this one God was named the Father!
Who else believes and teaches this spiritualistic doctrine?
"There is one God, infinitely perfect, who exists of Himself from all eternity." The Convert’s Catechism of Catholic Doctrine, p 31 by Peter Geiermann, C.SS.R., Imprimatur - September 16, 1957.
So again we see that there is a clear and firm connection between Roman Catholic Trinity belief and the religion of the mysteries of Babylon.
But isn’t this belief of there being only one God in heaven exactly what the Bible teaches? Lets see.
"In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth." Genesis 1:1.
Is this verse teaching that there was only one God in the beginning who created the heaven and the earth? The Hebrew word for God used in this text is “Elohiym” (Strong’s Exhaustive Hebrew Concordance, word #430) which is the plural form of one God. So the text correctly reads: "in the beginning, Gods created the heaven and the earth." Hence in the very first verse of the Bible, we have the truth taught to us that there was more than just one God in the beginning who involved Themselves in creating the heaven and the earth!
Now this true biblical belief that there is more than one God in heaven is not the Trinity doctrine. Trinity teaches that there is only one God who split Himself into three Persons. As soon as you understand that there is more than just one God in heaven, the Trinity doctrine is seen to be error, and its spiritualistic foundation crumbles. And with the Trinity doctrine destroyed, then the whole foundational basis for the other doctrines of Catholicism are seen to be just a mass of spiritualistic error! So when you understand that there is more than one God in heaven, and that the Trinity doctrine is not Biblical truth, you then are beginning to be set free from all spiritualism!
So the Bible teaches that there is more than just one God in heaven. But before we investigate as to how many Gods the Bible teaches there are in heaven, let us turn our attention to other beliefs connected with this spiritualistic Trinitarian doctrine of Catholicism so that we can continue to be set free from this error.
What else does Spiritualism teach in relation to the belief that there is only one God who is a Father of all things?
"Holy is God, whose will is performed and accomplished by His own powers which He hath given birth to out of Himself." Hall, quoting Hermes the founder of the Mysteries of spiritualism, p XL.
"'...[God] can unfold His essence in a variety of existences, which, while they are His creatures as to their origin, are parts of His essence as to their contents." Dictionary of All Scriptures and Myths, by G.A. Gaskell, p 317.
So the foundation of the mysteries of the religion of Babylon is the belief that this one God, as a Father or parent, gave birth out of His own person to other parts of His essence.
Who else believes this spiritualistic Trinity belief that the one God gave birth out of himself to other parts of His essence?
"...the One [God] is the term most suitable for defining the Absolute, since the whole precedes the parts..." Hall, p XV.
"...God as the infinite Parent of all..." Morals and Dogma, p 715, by Albert Pike--33rd Degree Mason, also The Masonic Report, p 20.
And what parts does the spiritualistic mysteries of Babylon teach that this one God gave birth to out of Himself and shares His essence with?
"Son of God, First-Born...the Second Logos or Higher Self,--the first emanation from the Father, the Absolute, or the First Logos." Dictionary of All Scriptures and Myths, by G.A. Gaskell, p 702 (this dictionary uses the philosophic sacredly held writings of all religions such as Zoroaster, Philo, Swedenborg, Buddah, Hermes, the Qabbalah, etc., in order to derive the definitions--hence the definitions given are mystical and spiritualistic).
"The eternal Birth or generation of the Son or Divine Word....
"From our proper Source, that is to say, from the Father and all that which lives in Him, there shines,' says Ruysbroeck, 'an eternal Ray, the which is the Birth of the Son....We are celebrating the feast of the Eternal Birth which God the Father has borne..." Mysticism, p 146, by E. Underhill, quoted in Dictionary, p 702.
"In the heart of the Trinity [or One God] the Creator laughs and gives birth to the child." Meister Eckhart quoted in The Coming of the Cosmic Christ, p 218-219, by Matthew Fox.
So the mysteries of Babylon teaches the spiritualistic doctrine, which is connected with the Trinity belief, that this one God as a Father, sometime in eternity, literally gave birth or bore or produced or reproduced or cloned or split off, etc. a Son out of Himself who shares in His essence.
This spiritualistic belief that Christ was literally birthed or born out of the Father, is the foundational basis for the belief in dualism--that God must also have female capabilities in order to give birth. That is why spiritualists and occultists believe and teach that the universe is governed by yin-yang, positive and negative, that God is both father and mother in one being, that both good and evil must exist in order for the universe to survive and for man to achieve God-hood.
Now who else, do you suppose, holds to this spiritualistic Babylon mystery religion that the Father God literally gave birth to His son?
--Roman Catholicism teaches:
"The Son proceeds from the Father by generation (and generation means the process of begetting offspring, reproduction, or giving birth to)..." The Convert’s Catechism of Catholic Doctrine, p 31 by Peter Geiermann, C.SS.R., Imprimatur - September 16, 1957.
Thus for anyone to believe that at some time in eternity, this One Father God literally gave birth to, or generated, reproduced, produced, cloned, created, split off etc., a Son out of His own Being, is believing in the Trinity doctrine of Catholicism which is founded upon the mysteries of Babylon! So whether these individuals or churches will admit this fact, or choose to ignore it altogether, they are not believing in or teaching Bible truth, but are involved in believing and teaching the spiritualistic lies from the devil himself upon which are based all of the mysteries of the religion of Babylon.
"Can two walk together, except they be agreed?" Amos 3:3.
What does God command all of His people to do in regards to believing any of the doctrines of Babylon, or in regards to being connected with any of the churches of Babylon?
"Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people...."
When? When do we become the people of God and He becomes our Father?
"Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing;..."
So before we can become the people of God, and He becomes our Father, we must separate out of those churches holding to Babylon doctrines, and we must no longer touch or hold to their false spiritualistic doctrinal beliefs! And what is the promise if we fulfill these conditions?
"and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty." 2 Corinthians 6:14-18.
The Bible also tells us:
"Depart ye, depart ye, go ye out from thence, touch no unclean thing; go ye out of the midst of her; be ye clean that bear the vessels of the Lord." Isaiah 52:11.
"Flee out of the midst of Babylon, and deliver every man his soul: be not cut off in her iniquity..." Jeremiah 51:6.
"And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues." Revelation 18:4.
We are clearly admonished by God that before we can become His children, and before He can become our God, that we must separate ourselves from all known false and spiritualistic doctrine of Babylon, and also must separate ourselves from all known churches of Babylon, so that we may be clean. It is only after we fulfill these conditions of obedience to His will, that He becomes our God and we become His children.
Then if anyone refuses to give up this Trinitarian spiritualistic Babylonian belief of there being only one God–the Father, and that this one God gave birth, or bore, or created, or reproduced, or produced, or cloned, or split off, etc., out of His own Person a Son and other parts who share His essence, then they cannot claim to be the sons or daughters of God because they have not fulfilled the conditions necessary to be His children. In fact, God does not even claim them as His children until they fulfill these conditions! And if God does not claim them as His, then who does? The one who is the author of this spiritualistic Trinitarian belief--or the father of lies himself–the devil!
So just how many God’s does the Bible teach there are in heaven?
How Many Gods Does the Bible Teach There Are in Heaven?
"In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth." Genesis 1:1.
We found that the Hebrew word for God used in this text is "Elohiym" (Strong’s Exhaustive Hebrew Concordance, word #430) which is the plural form of one God. So the text correctly reads: "in the beginning, Gods created the heaven and the earth." Then how many Gods are there in heaven? To discover how many Gods there are, let us see how many different Beings were involved in creating the heaven and the earth.
"...God, who created all things by Jesus Christ." Ephesians 3:9.
"(God) Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds." Hebrews 1:2.
"For by him (Jesus Christ) were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist." Colossians 1:16-17.
So we see that there were at least two Beings involved in creation: God–the Father and Jesus Christ His Son. But were these the only Beings who involved Themselves in creation?
"And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters." Genesis 1:2.
"By his spirit he hath garnished the heavens; his hand hath formed the crooked serpent." Job 26:13.
"Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created: and thou renewest the face of the earth." Psalms 104:30.
So we see that there were not just two Beings involved in creation, but there were actually three Beings: God the Father, Jesus Christ His Son, and the Holy Spirit. The Bible does not reveal that there were any other Beings involved. Hence we can now easily figure out just how many Gods Genesis 1:1 declares were involved in creation:
"In the beginning, Gods (or God–the Father, God–the Son, and God–the Holy Spirit) created the heaven and the earth."
Thus we can see that there were three Gods involved in creation! To understand that there were three Gods involved in creation is not teaching the spiritualistic Trinity doctrine of Babylon. The Trinity teaches that there is just one God who gave birth out of Himself to other parts of His essence–such as a Son and a Spirit. But in the very first verse of the Bible is given the truth that in the beginning there were three Gods who each involved Themselves in creating the heaven and the earth.
Yet some will still have problems understanding that the Bible teaches that there are more than just one God in heaven. Trinitarians will find it difficult to give up their Babylonian belief that the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit together make up just one God. And Spiritualists will find it difficult to give up their Babylonian belief that the Father is the only God, while the Son and Holy Spirit just share in His essence.
So does the Bible back up the truth that there is more than just the Father who is God in heaven? Does the Bible declare that Jesus Christ is a God other than God–the Father? And does the Bible also declare that the Holy Spirit is also a God other than both the Father and the Son? If so, and the Bible does indeed declare that Jesus Christ, as well as the Holy Spirit, are also a God Themselves, then the Trinitarian and Spiritualistic beliefs of there being only one God is clearly proven to be utter lies from the devil himself!
Is Jesus Christ God?
Does the Bible declare that Jesus Christ is a God other than God–the Father?
“But unto the Son he (God–the Father) saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a scepter of righteousness is the scepter of thy kingdom. Thou has loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.” Hebrews 1:8-9.
We can clearly see in this text that Jesus Christ is a God other than His Father who is also a God! So we have the truth clearly pictured here that there is not just one God–the Father in heaven, but there are at least two Gods in heaven!
Now some will try to ignore this truth, that there are two Gods in heaven, and will quickly want to point out that in this above text it states: “therefore God (referring to Jesus Christ), even thy God (referring to the Father) hath anointed thee...”
But does this truth, that God–the Father is the God of Jesus Christ, deny the fact that Jesus Christ is also a God? No. Does this truth somehow prove the spiritualistic Babylon belief that the Father is the only God in heaven? No, in fact it proves just the opposite!
This very statement, “therefore God (referring to Jesus Christ), even thy God (referring to the Father)”, shows us that God–the Son is humbly submitting Himself to God–His Father. This truth not only clearly destroys the spiritualistic Babylonian belief that there is only one God in heaven, but it also clearly destroys the spiritualistic Trinitarian belief that there is just one God who divided Himself into three parts which are supposed to be all equal with each other! So this text in Hebrews destroys the spiritualistic Babylonian and Trinitarian beliefs that there is only one God!
Now who declared that there is another God in heaven other than the Father? The Father Himself! Then who will dare to say that the Father is a liar and doesn’t know what He is talking about? And who will dare to continue to obstinately believe that there is only one God–the Father when the Father Himself has plainly declared that His Son is a God as well?
Since there is more than just one God in heaven, then we have to understand that when the Bible uses the word “God” in a text, it does not always mean the Father! Only those who are Spiritualistic and Babylonian in their understanding will continue to believe that every time the word God is used in Scripture that it can only refer to the Father. But those who understand the truth, that there are three Gods in the Godhead, will seek to know which God is being referred to in the texts.
For instance, which God is being referred to in the following text?
“And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you. And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, The Lord God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations.” Exodus 3:14-15.
Which God is being referred to in this text: God-the Father, or God-the Son? Who was the Great I AM which was the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and who led the children of Israel out of Egypt and throughout all their wilderness wanderings?
“(Christ stated) Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he say it, and was glad. Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham? Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.” John 8:56-58.
So Jesus Christ was the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the Great I AM, the God who did all the miracles against Egypt, the God which led the children of Israel out of Egypt and through all their wilderness wanderings, and then into the promised land! Thus not all the texts of Scripture which refer to God are only talking about God–the Father, but there are texts which are also speaking about God–the Son Jesus Christ! And remember, Jesus Christ was the God of Israel–The Great I AM!
The Apostle Paul backs this up by saying:
“Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; And did all eat the same spiritual meat; And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ. But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness.” 1 Corinthians 10:1-5.
So who was the God–the Great I AM, which led the children of Israel, and who overthrew and killed some of those who were disobedient? It was Christ Jesus–their Rock! And for those who just cannot believe that Jesus Christ was the God who led the children of Israel, but will only admit that Jesus Christ is the Rock of Israel, then please listen closely to what a Rock means in Scripture:
“Because I will publish the name of the Lord: ascribe ye greatness unto our God. He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he....And he shall say, Where are their (heathen people’s) gods, their rock in whom they trusted?...See now that I, even I am he, and there is no god with me: I kill, and I make alive; I would and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand. For I lift up my hand to heaven, and say, I live for ever.” Deuteronomy 32:3-4, 37, 39-40.
Did any of Christ’s followers recognize this truth that Jesus was indeed their God and that there were no other gods on earth besides Him? Yes!
“Then saith he (Jesus) to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach thither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing. And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God.” John 20:27-28.
So the one disciple who was known to be a doubter, was the one who acknowledged that Jesus Christ was actually His God–the God of Israel which had delivered them from Egypt! And the Old Testament backs this up!
“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called, Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, the everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6.
“But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.” Micah 5:2.
“Yet I am the Lord thy God from the land of Egypt, and thou shalt know no god but me: for there is no saviour beside me. I did know thee in the wilderness, in the land of great drought.” Hosea 13:4-5.
Now since Jesus was the mighty everlasting God and everlasting Father to Israel, and he plainly stated that there were no other gods but Him, did this deny the truth that God–the Father was still the God of heaven! No, not in the least degree.
The phrase “and there is no god with me” or “thou shalt know no god but me” must not be extremely interpreted to mean that Jesus was calling Himself the only God throughout the entire universe! If you twist this statement into this extreme interpretation, then you would have Christ denying that God–the Father was also a God; and this is simply not true.
What Christ was declaring to His people was the fact that on this earth, “there is no god with me” and “thou shalt know no god but me”. Or in other words Christ was declaring that He was the only God on this earth, and all the other so-called gods of the earth, including the Devil himself, were false and were not to be worshiped. But in declaring this fact, Christ was not in the least degree denying that His Father was God over all the universe!
For those who understand this truth, they will see that Christ was actually declaring the truth that in the beginning there was more than one God in heaven. That one of these Gods decided to humble Himself, to veil His Godhood by coming down and being born a human, thereby experiencing all that we sinful humans beings go through. And why? So that this God could be a merciful and faithful high priest in all that pertains to our salvation and to save His people FROM all their sins! May God–the Father be praised for sending Jesus down to this earth, and may God–the Son Jesus Christ be praised for becoming our Elder Brother, Redeemer and Sacrifice for sin so that we might have salvation!
Now did Jesus rebuke Thomas for calling Him his God? No, but please listen to what Christ told him:
“Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.” John 20:29.
So Thomas was not rebuked in the least degree for recognizing and publicly admitting that Jesus Christ was his God other than God–the Father. In fact Christ stated that there is a blessing pronounced upon all those who will also give up their doubts and believe the same truth as Thomas did! But there are indeed many who doubt that Jesus Christ is their God other than God–the Father.
Baptist Minister Rodney R. Romney–"...He [Jesus] was not God, and never claimed to be." Journey to Inner Space: Finding God In Us, p 30.
Kenneth Copeland of TBN–"Thus saith the Lord, I Jesus, never claimed to be God." Quoted from 1991 tape by Texe Marrs, "More High Crimes and Misdemeanors."
Helen Shookman–"[Jesus said] I am not God....I do not want you to worship me." A Course in Miracles (regarded as a New Age Bible, and written under the direction of a spirit calling itself Jesus), quoted from 1991 tape by Texe Marrs, "High Crimes and Misdemeanors."
Jehovah's Witnesses--"Jehovah's Witnesses...believe that the Son is merely 'a god'...[but] he is definitely not Almighty God--Jehovah....And Jesus is only called 'a god' by way of concession." Jehovah's Witnesses: Answered Verse by Verse, p 42, by David A. Reed.
So there are many doubters who hold to the same spiritualistic Babylonian teachings of old by denying the Godhood of Christ. They refuse to admit that Jesus Christ was the mighty everlasting God of the children of Israel–the Great I AM, their eternal Rock. And why? Because this particular doctrine of devils is made to appear so attractive, so gloriously clothed in a beautiful light, that they fear to give it up believing that they would be casting away something precious. Yet the Scriptures declare these spiritualistic doctrines to be nothing but darkness which corrupts those who believe in them.
What consequences are there to those who choose to cling to their doubts, clinging to these spiritualistic Babylonian and Trinitarian doctrines, and going against scriptural evidence? In believing or declaring that Jesus is not their God and their Rock, thereby rejecting the Godhood of Christ, how can Jesus work in their behalf for their salvation?
Since Jesus is the Truth, and these individuals and churches reject the truth about Jesus being a God, then their lack of faith prevents Jesus from working in their behalf for their salvation and He cannot give to them eternal life! And by the way, it is only a God who has eternal life and thus can grant to us eternal life.
But praise God this spiritualistic Babylonian and Trinitarian doctrine is not the truth! Praise God that Jesus is our eternal God, along with God–our Father. If this were not the case, and Jesus was not also our God, other than the Father, then we would all be without hope! Why? Because Jesus alone, not God–the Father, but Jesus alone is our Resurrection and the Life!
“Jesus saith unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?” John 11:25-26.
Dear friends, Christ is directly speaking to you and asks: “believest thou this” truth? Remember, it was Jesus Christ–the Rock and everlasting God of Israel, which stated “I kill, and I make alive.” Deuteronomy 32:39. Thus all who refuse to believe that Jesus is also a God Himself, apart from God–the Father, are thereby denying the Godhood of Christ and will be destroyed in the lake of fire. They have ventured to deny that Christ is God, and it is only because of the truth that Christ is a God Himself that they can gain eternal life!
“That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life; For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us...He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life....And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.” 1 John 1:1-2 , 5:12, 20.
But those who will give up all spiritualistic and Babylonian errors and doubts, and who will believe and confess like Thomas did–that Christ is their God, will indeed have the assurance of eternal life–even if they should die and must be resurrected from the dead! This is because the Godhood of Christ is our assurance of eternal life. And if Christ is not God, then we are all lost!
Jesus Christ, referring to Himself, is directly speaking to each one of us and asks:
“To whom then will ye liken me, or shall I be equal? saith the Holy One. Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these things, that bringeth out their host by number: he calleth them all by names by the greatness of his might, for that he is strong in power; not one faileth. Why sayest thou, O Jacob, and speakest, O Israel, My way is hid from the Lord, and my judgement is passed over from my God? Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? There is no searching of his understanding. He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” Isaiah 40:25-31.
Now we have clearly seen that, apart from the Father being God, the Father Himself states that Jesus Christ is a God, Jesus Himself states that He is a God, and the Scriptures declare plainly that Jesus Christ is a God. Thus we see that the spiritualistic Babylonian and Trinitarian doctrines of there being only one God is completely false because we can clearly see that the Bible teaches that there are at least two Gods in heaven–God-the Father, and God His Son Jesus Christ. But what about the Holy Spirit?
We know that the Holy Spirit was involved in creation. Is it therefore also a God, apart from the Father and the Son?
Does the Bible Teach that the Holy Spirit is a God
Other than the Father and the Son?
We have already clearly seen that the Bible teaches that Jesus Christ is a God Himself other than God–His Father. So the Bible teaches that there is more than just one God in heaven, that there are at least two Gods–The Father and His Son Jesus Christ. In understanding this truth, you can already see that the Babylonian teachings of the Trinity and Spiritualism, that there is only one God in heaven, is nothing but false doctrine and does not coincide or harmonize with Bible truth.
But what about the Holy Spirit? Is the Holy Spirit also a God in heaven? If you should ask this question to one who believes in the spiritualistic Trinity doctrine, they would declare that the Holy Spirit is a person who makes up part of just one God, or is a manifestation of this one God, but is not a God by Himself.
“There is one God...In God there are three persons, Father, Son and Holy Ghost...” The Convert’s Catechism of Catholic Doctrine, p 31, by Peter Geiermann, C.SS. R., IMPRIMATUR, September 16, 1957.
If you should ask this same question to one who believes in the spiritualistic Mystery Religion of Babylon, they would declare that the Holy Spirit is born or proceeds from, and is used by, the only God–the Father and His Son, but that the Spirit is not a separate person or entity.
Spiritualism--"The Holy Spirit proceeds from the Godhead--the infinite source of all. It is the Breath of Atman,--the infinite power of God. It is not separate from, but operative through the Christ--the Higher Self." Dictionary of All Scriptures and Myths, by G.A. Gaskell, p 366 (this dictionary uses the philosophic sacredly held writings of all religions such as Zoroaster, Philo, Swedenborg, Buddah, Hermes, the Qabbalah, etc., in order to derive the definitions--hence the definitions given are mystical and spiritualistic).
Spiritualism--"Put thy trust in the Divine Breath--the Holy Spirit--which is the functioning of the Absolute [God] upon the buddhic plane." Dictionary, p 816.
Spiritualism--"Medieval theology generally distinguished...the Holy Ghost [as] being the copula [or union] between the Father and the Son." Dictionary, p 770.
Spiritualism--"The difference between the Father and the Son is this--'The Father' is to express God-hidden, 'The Son' is God-manifest, and the 'Holy Ghost' is the knowledge of the Spirit of truth, proceeding from the experience of both, as God hidden, and revealed." Dictionary, p 770.
Spiritualism--"In the heart of the Trinity [or One God] the Creator laughs and gives birth to the child. The child laughs back at the Creator and together they give birth to the Spirit." Meister Eckhart quoted in The Coming of the Cosmic Christ, p 218-19, by Matthew Fox.
Spiritualism--"I [Father of All Things] order you [Son of Light] to go forth, to become as a guide to those who wander in darkness, that all men within whom dwells the spirit of My Mind (The Universal Mind) may be saved by My Mind in you, which shall call forth My Mind in them....for I am the Mind of the Mysteries...'" The Secret Teachings of All Ages, p XL, by Manly P. Hall--33rd Degree Mason (Hall is quoting Hermes or Cush who was the interpreter of the Mysteries, or basically the founder of spiritualistic Babylonian religion. Cush was also the father of Nimrod, who founded Babylon and then based its Mystery religion upon the teachings of his father).
Thus we can see that in both the Trinity doctrine, as well as the mystery religion of ancient Babylon, is taught the spiritualistic belief that the Holy Spirit is not a God Himself, but is just an essence, or the power, or the mind, or a manifestation of this one God, and which is used by both the Father and His Son. And the really sad part of all this is the fact that there are multitudes who innocently believe these spiritualistic teachings about the Holy Spirit, and yet they do not realize that they are in harmony with these same Trinitarian and Babylonian false doctrines!
But what does the Bible teach is the truth regarding the Holy Spirit? Since the Bible has proven that the Father is God in heaven, and has also proven that His Son Jesus Christ is another God in heaven–thus making up at least two different Gods in heaven, does the Bible declare that the Holy Spirit is also a God in heaven--other than both the Father and the Son? If so, and the Bible does indeed declare that the Holy Spirit is also a God, then it will be only the most obstinate and proud hearted individuals who will continue to hold onto the Spiritualistic lies from the devil–refusing to give up these false Babylonian doctrines of there being only one God in heaven!
Is the Holy Spirit a Distinct Person Apart from the Father and the Son?
I believe the foundation for the issue of whether or not the Holy Spirit is a God Himself, apart from God–the Father and God–the Son, is upon the question of whether the Holy Spirit is just an essence, or power, or mind, or whether He is a Person. If the Bible proves that the Holy Spirit is indeed a Person other than the Father and the Son, then it gives a great amount of weight to the possibility that the Holy Spirit can also be a God. So does the Bible teach that the Holy Spirit is a Person?
What is a person?
“Any human being considered as a distinct entity or personality; an individual.” Funk and Wagnall’s Dictionary.
And what is personality?
“Distinctive qualities or characteristics of a person....That which constitutes a person; personal existence.” Fund and Wagnall’s Dictionary.
So a person is one that has a personality whose distinctive qualities shows them to be an entity which differs from other beings. Now what would be some distinctive qualities or characteristics that would prove one to be a person or being? If they have a mind, can think for themselves, and can make decisions. If they can act for themselves; if they can speak for themselves; etc. All these things would clearly reveal their distinctive qualities which shows that they have their own personality and thus distinguishes them to be a person and being. And the same for the Holy Spirit!
Now there is no Bible text which plainly states in these words: “The Holy Spirit is a person”, but neither are there texts which state plainly state in this words: “The Father is a person”. Yet we can clearly see that the Bible declares that the Father can think, decide, act, and can speak for Himself. Thus we know that the Father has a distinct personality all his own and that He must indeed be a Person and Being. So if the Bible reveals that the Holy Spirit can think, decide, act and speak for Himself, then this would prove that He has a distinct personality all his own, and that the Holy Spirit must indeed be a Person and Being other than the Father and the Son.
Can the Holy Spirit Think for Itself and Make its Own Decisions?
The Holy Spirit has a mind (see Romans 8:27). The Holy Spirit helped to settle questions during the Church Council at Jerusalem (see Acts 15:28). The Holy Spirit dispenses gifts to different individuals according as He wills (see 1 Corinthians 12:8-11). And the Holy Spirit forbade some from going to preach in certain places (see Acts 16:6-7).
So we can see that the Holy Spirit has a mind, can think for Itself and can make Its own decisions. But can the Holy Spirit act for Itself?
Can the Holy Spirit Act for Itself?
The Holy Spirit anointed Jesus and sent Him out to preach the gospel (see Luke 4:18-19). In fact, both the Father and the Holy Spirit sent Jesus (see Isaiah 48:16). The Holy Spirit testifies or witnesses of Jesus (see John 15:26). The Holy Spirit leads God’s people (see Romans 8:14). The Holy Spirit teaches and causes us to remember the truth (John 14:26). The Holy Spirit comforts us as does Christ (John 14:16). The Holy Spirit strives with us (see Genesis 6:3). The Holy Spirit reproves us of sin, righteousness, and judgment (see John 16:8-11). And the Holy Spirit instructs us (see Nehemiah 9:20).
So we can see that the Holy Spirit can act for Itself, and can bear Its own witness. But can the Holy Spirit speak for Itself?
Can the Holy Spirit Speak for Itself?
The Holy Spirit speaks, guides, hears and shows (John 16:13-15). The Holy Spirit speaks, chooses, calls and sends forth (see Acts 13:1-4). And the Holy Spirit gives messages to prophets and they declare: “Thus saith the Holy Ghost” (see Acts 21:11).
So we can see that the Holy Spirit can indeed speak for Itself. Besides this, He can hear, He can guide, show, choose, calls and sends forth others. Now what other characteristics does the Bible reveal about the Holy Spirit which shows it to be a Person and Being other than God–the Father and God–the Son?
The Holy Spirit has knowledge, and searches all things (see 1 Corinthians 2:10-11). The Holy Spirit sanctifies us (see Romans 15:16). The Holy Spirit holds communion with us (see 2 Corinthians 13:14); and so does Christ (see 1 Corinthians 1:9). The Holy Spirit is the source of regeneration and renewal for salvation (see John 3:5-8; Titus 3:5). The Holy Spirit resurrects the faithful from the dead (see Romans 8:11; 1 Peter 3:18). And the Holy Spirit is the author of the Bible and moved upon the prophets to speak (see 2 Peter 1:21).
The Holy Spirit is another Comforter other than Christ (see John 14:16). The Holy Spirit helps our infirmities (see Romans 8:26). The Holy Spirit can be tempted and lied to (see Acts 5:3, 9). The Holy Spirit can be blasphemed and sinned against (see Mark 3:28-29; Luke 12:10; Matthew 12:31). The Holy Spirit is another Intercessor other than Christ (see Romans 8:26). And the Spirit intercedes for us through prayer, while Christ intercedes for us through His precious blood, merits and righteousness.
All of these things show conclusively that the Holy Spirit is indeed a Person and Being, and that He has His own work to perform in the plan of Redemption, other than the Father and the Son.
Since the Bible has proven that the Holy Spirit is a Person and Being Himself, other than the Father and the Son, He also must be able to assume form and shape.
The Holy Spirit assumed the form and shape resembling a dove (Matthew 3:16, Isaiah 11:2, Luke 3:22, John 1:32). He assumed the form and shape resembling flaming tongues (Acts 2:2-4). He literally picked up servants of God from one area and then carried them to a different area in order to continue the spreading of the truth (see Acts 8:39-40; Ezekiel 3:14-15). The Holy Spirit even assumed the form of an angel with a writers inkhorn by His side--whose job it is to seal the servants of the Lord (see Ephesians 4:30), and then after His sealing work is finished, He reports back to the Lord (see Ezekiel 9:1-11).
One of the most convincing areas in the whole Bible that proves that the Holy Spirit is indeed a Person and Being is in regards to Melchisedec.
Paul declares about Melchisedec, that he was the king of Salem, King of Righteousness, King of peace, priest of the most High God, who was “Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually.” (See Hebrews 7:1-4, 17-22).
Now Melchisedec was not Christ, because Christ was made a priest after the order of Melchisedec. And Melchisedec was not the Father, because no human has seen the Father and lived other than Jesus (see John 6:46; 1 John 4:12). In fact, Melchisedec could not have been any human being, because the Bible states that he was without father, without mother, without descent, without either beginning of days nor end of life! So who but the Holy Spirit could have been Melchisedec?
Thus, if you will believe it, the Holy Spirit also assumed human form on this earth and represented God to that generation, appearing and speaking to many as Melchisedec--the King of Salem, the King of Peace, the King of Righteousness, the priest of the most high God who also intercedes for us other than Christ!
We have clearly seen that the Bible reveals that the Holy Spirit is indeed a Person and Being other than the Father and the Son; that the Holy Spirit has a distinctive personality all his own; and that He has assumed various forms–including angelic and human, throughout the history of this earth.
It should then be clear that the Father is not the Holy Spirit, but He uses the Holy Spirit to represent and bring Himself to us. Thus the Father sends the Holy Spirit, calling it His Spirit--or the Spirit of the Father; but the Father is not the Holy Spirit.
It should also be clear that Christ is not the Holy Spirit either, but the Holy Spirit represents Christ to us. Thus Christ can send the Holy Spirit--His representative--calling it His Spirit, or the Spirit of Christ; but Jesus is not the Holy Spirit. In fact, Christ had the Holy Spirit given to Him (see Luke 4:18-19)!
So Jesus is not the Holy Spirit, but needed to have the Holy Spirit given to Him in order to be our perfect example while on this earth. And since Jesus lost His omnipresence by taking humanity, He must now use the omnipresence of the Person of the Holy Spirit in order to meet with His people on earth. Thus through the omnipresence of the Holy Spirit, Christ would be set free from the limiting affects of humanity, and thus could be present and represent Himself at all times and in all places among His people.
The Holy Spirit is also not an angel or another name for the work of the angels. Neither was the Holy Spirit only in existence since Christ became human, because from the very beginning of the work of redemption He had been moving upon men's hearts–reproving them “of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment” (John 16:8). Neither is the Holy Spirit just a power, or force, or essence, or mind of God–the Father, but is a living Person and Being with Its own personality. The Holy Spirit bears Its own witness, gives Its own comfort to us in Christ's place, and acts in His stead. The Holy Spirit Itself teaches and enlightens us by using Its own mind. It puts forth Its highest energies in working for our salvation by taking the words of Christ and infusing these words of life into our hearts. So you can clearly see that the Holy Spirit is as much a Person as God–the Father and Jesus Christ are Persons.
This fact of truth now clears the way for the possibility that the Holy Spirit might also be a God other than God–the Father and God–the Son. So does the Bible declare that the Holy Spirit is a God Himself?
Is the Holy Spirit also a God?
The Holy Spirit has Omnipresence (see Psalms 139:7). The Holy Spirit is eternal (see Hebrews 9:14). And the Holy Spirit is all powerful (see Luke 1:35).
So the Holy Spirit is omnipresent, eternal and all powerful–which are only the powers of a God! But does the Bible plainly declare that the Holy Spirit is a God?
“But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost...why has thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God.” Acts 5:3-4.
Thus the Bible plainly declares that the Holy Spirit is indeed a God other than God–the Father and God–the Son. And also you can now begin to understand that the Holy Spirit was one of the Gods and Beings in the beginning who created the heaven and the earth (see Genesis 1:2; Job 33:4).
What Consequences are there to Denying that the Holy Spirit is a Person, Being and God Other than the Father and the Son?
Satan's hatred is intense against the three Persons and Gods making up the Godhead–especially against the Holy Spirit! And he has been doing all that he can to attack the personage of the Holy Spirit Itself--trying to get humanity to deny that the Holy Spirit exists as a third divine Person and Being in the Godhead. If the Devil can get people to believe his spiritualistic Trinitarian and Babylonian doctrines that the Holy Spirit is not a God Himself, or that He is just an essence, or power, or mind of just one God, then he has succeeded in getting us to reject the Holy Spirit as the third Person and third Being in the Godhead. If we indeed believe this and reject the personage and Godhood of the Holy Spirit, then how can we expect the Holy Spirit Itself to work for us? How can we expect the Holy Spirit to help us, when we've rejected that He really exists?
Those early Christian believers, who did not know that the Holy Ghost existed, did not have the Holy Spirit's power in their lives (see Acts 8:14-17, 18:1-7). And it will be the same with those who believe that there is not a third living Person and Being in the Godhead whose name is the Holy Spirit!
This devilish attack against the Holy Spirit Itself is being made by men who profess to be God's servants and ministers among the followers of God. These men may appear as the ministers of righteousness, yet they are voicing the spiritualistic Babylonian doctrines of the devil (see 2 Corinthians 11:13-15). They claim and teach that the Holy Spirit is not a living third divine Person or Being of His own--when He really is; that He doesn't have a name or personality all His own--when He really has; and that He does not have a mind and cannot think on His own--when He really does.
By their refusal to recognize the Holy Spirit as the third distinct, living holy Being, divine Person, and God of the Godhead--thus believing that He doesn't exist, they are denying Him, insulting Him, grieving Him, doing despite to Him, and rejecting Him! And Christ commands us not to do these things or else we run the risk of committing the unpardonable sin and being hopelessly lost! (See Ephesians 4:30; Hebrews 10:29; Mark 3:28-29; Luke 12:10; Matthew 12:31).
How Many Gods are There in Heaven?
We have clearly seen that the Bible teaches that there is not just one God in heaven, but that there are three Beings and Persons who are each called a God in heaven–the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. We can clearly see that the Bible teaches that the Father is a Person or Being, His Son Jesus Christ is a second Person or Being other than the Father, and that the Holy Spirit is a third Person or Being other than the Father and the Son. But does the Bible actually declare that there are indeed three different Gods and not just one? YES!
“There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling: One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.” Ephesians 4:4-6.
Now I can just hear some people thinking to themselves: “How do these verses teach that there are three different Gods when it states that there is only one God?” In fact, this verse is used to prove that there is only one God, and that neither Jesus nor the Spirit are God as well. So how do these verses teach that there are three different Gods? Well, let me show you.
“There is one...Spirit”. The Greek word for Spirit used in this text is from Strong’s Exhaustive Greek Concordance, word #4151 and it translates “God” or “divine...Spirit”.
“There is...one Lord.” The Greek word for Lord used in this text is from Strong’s, word #2962, and it translates “God” “supreme in authority”.
“There is...One God and Father”. The Greek word for God used in this text is from Strong’s, word #2316, and it translates “God” “supreme Divinity”.
So putting all these meanings together, let us re-read the text:
“There is one body, and one God–divine Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling: One God–supreme in authority, one faith, one baptism, One God–supreme Divinity and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.” Ephesians 4:4-6.
Thus how many Gods does the Bible teach there are? Is it just one God? No. Is it only two Gods? No. The Bible teaches that there are three different Gods! God–the Father, who is supreme in Divinity; God–the Son Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour, who is supreme in authority; and God–the divine Holy Spirit!
But what about the other Bible texts which state that there is only one God–the Father? Well, this is absolutely true! But instead of going to the extreme interpretation and twisting these verses to teach that the Father is the only God in the whole universe, which then forces you to ignore, reject or deny the rest of the Scriptures which declare otherwise, let us seek to harmonize all the Scripture to get a complete picture of this truth.
There is indeed only one God whose name is the Father. And there is indeed only one God whose name is Jesus Christ. And there is indeed only one God whose name is the Holy Spirit. So instead of ignoring the scriptures which declare that there are three different Gods in heaven, let us understand that each of these three Gods have their own name, their own Person and personality, and their own particular work to do in our salvation.
That is why Christ declared to each and every follower of God this command:
“Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world.” Matthew 28:19-20.
Thus the Godhead is not a Trinity–it is not three People or Beings in one God. And just so that we will all clearly understand this important point, let us read exactly what the Trinity doctrine teaches:
“Whosoever will be saved, before all things it is necessary that he hold the catholic faith; Which faith except every one do keep whole and undefiled, without doubt he shall perish everlastingly. But this is the catholic faith: That we worship one God in Trinity, and Trinity in unity...So the Father is God: the Son is God: and the Holy Ghost is God; And yet there are not three Gods; but one God…So are we forbidden by the catholic religion to say, there are three Gods, or three Lords…He therefore that will be saved, must thus think of the Trinity.” The Athanasian Creed, quoted in History of the Christian Church, Volume 3, Section 132, page 690-693, by Philip Schaff.
But the Bible completely counters this Spiritualistic Trinitarian and Babylonian belief by showing that the Godhead is not a Trinity–it is not three Persons in one God. But inspiration declares the Godhead as being made up of a "heavenly trio"--three powerful, holy, Divine Persons, Beings, and Gods. Each of these three holiest Beings in heaven have an important and distinct job; using Their own God-ship and powers in union and oneness with each other to save fallen humanity. God--the Father united through God--the Son united through God--the Holy Spirit united to Their true people.
Through the plan of redemption Christ from eternity voluntarily lowered Himself from being equal with God the Father (see Zechariah 13:7, Psalms 55:13) in order to take humanity as His own--not to do His will, but the will of His Father, thus showing the perfect pattern for salvation. The Father has voluntarily exalted Christ back to His original position of equality with Him which Christ (Michael) had in the beginning (John 1:1, 10:30, 17:5), that at the name of Christ every knee should bow (Phil 2:6-11). What love does Christ show for us to voluntarily lower Himself from equality with God the Father to become one of us--His creation! And what love does the Father show to us that through His Son we can become His sons and daughters and He our Father! And what love does the Holy Spirit show to us by supplying the grace and the power to make all this possible and effectual in and through our lives--transforming us from sin to righteousness--bringing Christ and our Father to our side, and being another Comforter and Intercessor! May the Godhead by praised for all that each of these three Gods are doing to save us! And our salvation is only made possible because there are three Gods and not just one, because all three must use their own God-powers in order to make possible and effectual the plan of redemption in us!
May the Godhead–God–the Father, God–the Son, and God–the Holy Spirit--be praised forever and ever, for giving Themselves to bring humanity back from sin and destruction to be able to obtain eternal life and be with Them for ever!
Now for those who still have questions, there is really very little revealed to us about the Persons and Beings in the Godhead before the time of the creation of angels. Hence it is God's purpose to keep it hidden, and it should be our response to avoid all speculation or theories about this--thus staying away from all spiritualistic deceptions. Some things we will never know until we can ask God directly for the explanation.
May we also allow ourselves to comprehend what Christ meant when He states:
“Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free.” John 8:32.
What will the truth set us free from? From all spiritualistic error and falsehoods of Babylon! Please do not continue to cling to these spiritualistic errors of the Trinity and Babylon by believing that the Bible teaches that there is only one God in heaven, or that this One God literally gave birth out of his literal Person to a Son, or that Jesus is not a God Himself, or that the Holy Spirit is not a separate Person or God Himself, but is just the Father or Son. May you allow yourselves to be set free from all these Spiritualistic Trinitarian and Babylonian doctrines of the Devil by the truth of the Bible and thus become free indeed!