Let us now take a look at the message that the New Testament is trying to give us, armed with the knowledge that, as shown before, there is one G.d, and that one G.d is one. Surprising as it may be, in the New Testament G.d is also one. Look for this fact at the following verses: Mark 12:29-34. Here Jesus himself, when asked what is the first commandment, quotes Deuteronomy 6:4: “Hear Israel, the Lord our G.d is one Lord.” And in verse 32 he is answered: “There is one G.d, and there is no other than He”, upon which Jesus replies: “You are not far from the kingdom of G.d.”
So also for Jesus there clearly is one G.d who is one.
And what about Paul, who wrote more than half of all the books of the New Testament, what does he think about it?
Romans 3:30: “Seeing it is one G.d, …”
I Corinthians 8:4: “We know that an idol is nothing in the world and that there is no other G.d than one.”
idem verse 6: “But to us there is but one G.d …”
Ephesians 4:6; “One G.d and father of all, …”
I Timothy 2:5; “For there is one G.d …”
And look what James says in James 2:19; “You believe that there is one G.d, and you do well.”
Also in the New Testament there is one G.d who is one.
Please take good notice that nowhere here is spoken about, or even hinted at a trinity.
The concept of trinity is nowhere to be found in the Old or the New Testament.
And what does the New Testament say about Jesus? It says that he is a god. Look for instance at what Thomas says to Jesus; “My Lord and my god.” John 20:28.
The gospel of John turns Jesus into the creating G.d. Look at the first verses of John 1; “In the beginning was the word, and the word was with G.d, and the word was G.d. The same was in the beginning with G.d.” Here, in verses 1 and 2, it clearly says that “the word” is G.d….. Now look at verse 3; “All things are made by him, and without him was not anything made that was made.” Here it says that everything is made by him (the word), so the word is the creating G.d. Who is the word? Look at verse 14; “And the word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the father.” The word made flesh is, according to Christianity, Jesus. So according the New Testament Jesus is the creating G.d. Also in Colossians 1:16 it clearly says that Jesus is the creating G.d. Please read verse 12-18 of Colossians 1 in order to get a clear overview of this.
In John 10:30 Jesus says; “I and my father are one.”
So here we have a case of a human being saying that he is G.d. But according to the Holy Hebrew scriptures this is impossible, because it is stated in Numbers 23:19, in I Samuel 15:29, and in Hosea 11:9 that G.d is not a man. The Jewish idea about G.d is that He is a spiritual being, and not flesh and blood. See Genesis 1:2; “And the spirit of G.d moved upon the face of the waters.”… For a Jew it is an abomination that the one true G.d should be a human. G.d is an indefinable, spiritual, invisible being. “There shall no man see me and live.” Exodus 33:20. By saying that G.d is a man, or that He is 2, or 3, or 3 in 1, you are defining G.d, who is indefinable.
The idea that Jesus was G.d also goes against the oneness of G.d. How can G.d be one when He is walking around upon the earth as a man and at the same time He is in heaven?
Even though Jesus says that he and the father are one, this is clearly not the case. Look at Matthew 23:9; “And call no man your father upon the earth, for one is your father, which is in heaven.” So here Jesus excludes himself from being the father in heaven.
Luke 22:41-42; “He prayed, saying: … not my will, but thine be done.” This also indicates that the father and Jesus are not the same person, otherwise he would be praying to himself. If they were the same person then Jesus’ will would have been automatically the will of the father, but he says: Not my will but your will be done.
So they were clearly two different entities.
Even in heaven Jesus is subordinated to the father according I Corinthians 15:28, Matthew 20:23, Philippians 2:9, so it is impossible that they are the same person. We can add many other examples to this. The interested reader can read for example Matthew 24:36, John 5:19-23, 12:27, 17:24, 18:11, Colossians 1:15.
When Jesus hangs on the cross he shouts out: “My G.d, my G.d, why hast thou forsaken me?” Matthew 27:46
Did G.d forsake himself?
This leaves us with a G.d “the father” in heaven, and a G.d “the son” on earth. Since we have established that there is only one G.d, and that that one G.d is one, there is now one G.d too many.
The one true G.d says: “Thou shall have no other gods before Me, … Thou shall not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them; For I the LORD thy G.d am a jealous G.d.” Exodus 20:3+5. Jesus completely agrees with this. He says in Matthew 4:10: “Thou shalt worship the Lord thy G.d, and him only shalt you serve.” See also Luke 4:8
But how then can we explain the statements of Jesus when he says “That all man should honour the son, even as they honour the Father.” John 5:23.
“If any man serve me, let him follow me, …if any man serve me, him will my father honour.” John 12:26.
How can this be?www This is idolatry!!.
These facts did not pass by unnoticed by the early Christian church. In the early centuries of the Christian church there was no such thing as a trinity. The church looked upon Jesus as a “half god”, according to the teachings of Origen, who lived from 185 to 254. But in 318, the presbyter Arius got into a conflict with his bishop, because of his firm statements about Jesus. Since he was a Bible scholar, he could not accept that Jesus was a god, since the Bible teaches that there is only one G.d, and therefore he taught that Jesus was not a god but a creature. But his bishop, Alexander, disputed that because the New Testament clearly turns Jesus into a god. This dispute got so much out of hand that it threatened to tear up the early Christian church, therefore specially for this dispute a synod was organized; the synod of Nice in 325, and there the dispute is settled. First Jesus and “G.d the Father” become a duality, and later the Holy Ghost is added to form a trinity. (History of the church, by Dr. H. Berkhof, 6th ed. 1955, pages 68-70).
So the invention of the trinity was a forced way out of the problem of having two gods, where the Bible teaches that there is only one. And this is what the Christian churches believe and teach up to this day, that G.d is a trinity.
But nowhere in the Bible can anything be found that says that there is such a thing as a trinity.
And what about I John 5:7? “For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the word and the Holy Ghost, and these three are one.”
Well, this looks like a good verse to prove a trinity, except for the fact that this is a falsification of your Bible. In the original Greek scriptures of the New Testament this text does not exist. This text was added later to the New Testament in a desperate attempt to prove a trinity that cannot be proven. The New Testament has come to us in bits and pieces, a gospel from here, a letter of Paul from there… The first ones who compiled out of this a reliable text of the Greek New Testament, were Westcott and Hort in 1881. In that Greek text I John 5:7 says: “For there are three witness bearers.”
Followed by verse 8: “The spirit and the water and the blood, and the three are into the one.” The whole part about the Father, the word, and the Holy Ghost, and these being one, does not exist in the original Greek text.
The Greek text of the New Testament of Dr. Eberhard Nestle is nowadays considered to be the most reliable Greek text available, and in that text the verses 7 and 8 of I John 5 are exactly the same as in the Greek text of Westcott and Hort. (You don’t have to take my word for this, just ask your pastor or reverend, and he will confirm these facts, unless of course, he is outright lying to you.)
There is no such thing as a trinity, not in the Old Testament and not in the New Testament.
The proofs for the oneness of G.d are however abundant. Look at these texts; “The LORD, (Y-H-W-H) He is G.d, and there is none else beside Him.” Deuteronomy 4:35.
“See now that I, even I am He, and there is no G.d with me. I kill and make alive, I wound and I heal, neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand.” Deuteronomy 32:39.
“O LORD, there is none like thee, neither is there any G.d beside thee.” I Chronicles 17:20.
“Thou, even Thou, art LORD alone.” Nehemia 9:6.
“Thou are G.d alone.” Psalm 86:10.
“I am the LORD and there is none else, there is no G.d beside me: That they may know from the rising of the sun and from the west that there is no G.d beside Me. I am the LORD, and there is none else.” Isaiah 45:5-6.
This list can be extended with many other verses, but the meaning is already clear: There is only one G.d and there is none else. No son, no holy ghost, nothing.
G.d has no father, no son, and no brother.
There is just one G.d.
Now let us take a closer and open-minded look at Jesus as the messiah.