For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords many,) 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 Corinthians 8:5-6

Here Paul is telling us that in the world there are many gods, but to those who believe, there is but one God, the Father and one Lord Jesus Christ who is the Son of the One True God.

While talking with the Pharisees and Sadducees, one of the scribes asked Jesus “Which is the first commandment of all?” It is interesting to see how Jesus replied to him.

And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, Which is the first commandment of all? And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments [is], Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:  And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this [is] the first commandment.  Mark 12:28-30

Jesus didn’t tell him the Lord our God is three Lords. He told him our God is one Lord.

In Deuteronomy 4 we are told that Jehovah is God and there is none else but He. He is God in heaven above and on the earth beneath.

Unto thee it was showed, that thou mightest know that the LORD he [is] God; [there is] none else beside him…the LORD he [is] God in heaven above, and upon the earth beneath: [there is] none else. Deuteronomy 4:35,39

Through the first commandment God tells us that He is Lord God, Jehovah and we are to have no other Gods (plural) before Him (singular).

I [am] the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.  Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Exodus 20:2-3

And what did Jesus tell Marie after he was resurrected.

Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and [to] my God, and your God.  John 20:17

In 1 John 1:3 we read …”and truly our fellowship [is] with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.”

Paul confirms in 1st Timothy 2 that there is one God for who we know is the Father, and that there is only one mediator, Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

For [there is] one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; 1 Timothy 2:5

And if we look at the writings of the apostles we are going to notice that they only send greetings from God the Father and his son Jesus Christ.

Paul…”Grace [be] to you, and peace, from God our Father, and [from] the Lord Jesus Christ.” Ephesians 1:2

John…”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.” 2 John 1:3

Peter…” Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,” 2 Peter 1:2

Jesus, during a prayer to His Father, explained in such a simple way how we can receive everlasting life, that even a child can understand it.

And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. John 17:3

Jesus didn’t say that in order for us to be saved we have to know the trinity, or God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. He said that everlasting life is based on knowing the only true God, which Paul confirms in 1 Corinthians 8:6 to be the Father, and Jesus Christ, The Son of God. This is the true Godhead. Everlasting life is based on knowing the Godhead in the way the Bible describes it.

How can you be an anti-Christ according to the Bible. Does it say that you are ant-Christ if you reject the trinity? Not at all. Paul says that you are anti-Christ if you reject  God the Father and his son Jesus Christ.

Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son. 1 John 2:22

Who else did Jesus say we hate if we hate him? The trinity? God the Father and God the Holy Spirit? No, just God the Father.  If we hate Jesus, we also hate his Father, who is the only true God.

He that hateth me hateth my Father also. John 15:23

Who did Jesus pray to while on earth? Did he ever pray the Holy Spirit? No! He only prayed to His Father in heaven who according to the Bible is the only true God which Jesus confirmed to be his God also in John 20:17

These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee:   John 17:1

Now if there was a trinity God, God the Holy Spirit should also know the Father and the Son. But what did Jesus say? Only the Father knows the Son and only the Son knows the Father.

All things are delivered to me of my Father: and no man knoweth who the Son is, but the Father; and who the Father is, but the Son, and [he] to whom the Son will reveal [him]. Luke 10:22

Let us now explore what John saw in regards to the new earth and the new Jerusalem. Who is the temple and light in the new Jerusalem?  The trinity? No. Only God the Father and the lamb which is Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Did John see three Gods? No, he only saw the Father and the Son.

And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it. And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb [is] the light thereof. John 21:22-23

Who did John say we are to honour? Are we to honour the trinity? No, only the Father and the Son.

That all [men] should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him. John 5:23

Jesus alone said in John 8 that He is not alone. Who else is with Him? The Father

And yet if I judge, my judgment is true: for I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent me.  It is also written in your law, that the testimony of two men is true.  I am one that bear witness of myself, and the Father that sent me beareth witness of me. John 8:16-18

Why do we read then that Jesus is God? Well, who is Jesus? He is the Son of God, so what does that make Him? It makes Him God just as His Father. I am a human and I have a father, so I am as much human as is my father.  In the same way Jesus has the same nature like His Father and He is fully divine. But Jesus is not the only true God which the Bible speaks of, that is His Father.

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with the God, and the Word was God. John 1:1

Ok but what does Mathew chapter 28 talk about? We find there the verse which is used to confirm he trinity. The great commission that Jesus gave to his disciples to baptize in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Well does this first claim that God is a trinity? We all know that without the Holy Spirit (Spirit of God/Christ) we can’t be transformed into the image of God. This verse does not speak about who God is but about baptism. Without being born of the Spirit we can’t be part of God’s family. Paul very well explains through his writings what it means to be born again, born of the spirit.

Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Matthew 28:19

On top of that every baptism by the apostles in the new testament was done in the name of Jesus only. They very well realized that He is the only connection, the only mediator between us and God.

Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. Acts 2:38

And as they went on [their] way, they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch said, See, [here is] water; what doth hinder me to be baptized?  And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.  And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him. Acts 8:36-38

When they heard [this], they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. Acts 19:5

Why did the apostles baptized only in the name of Jesus? Becase..

.. [(but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also]. 1 John 2:23

Let us ask again? Who is the Holy Spirit? When we understand what the Bible tells us about the Spirit everything will fall into place. If we look at the word in the original Greek and Hebrew we’ll see that in both cases it means breath, mind or wind.

Old Testament

Spirit of God: Hebrew = ruwach, which means: breath, mind, wind

New Testament

Holy Spirit: Greek = pneuma , which means: breath, mind, wind

Let us look at what the Spirit is called in the Bible. It is called the Spirit of God or His Spirit, speaking of the Father.

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

And when they came thither to the hill, behold, a company of prophets met him; and the Spirit of God came upon him, and he prophesied among them. 1 Samuel  10:10

Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy Holy Spirit from me.  Psalm 51:11

So if we take the original understanding of the word, the Holy Spirit is the breath, mind and power of God the Father.

Spirit of God or Holy Spirit = Breath, mind and power of God

Let us now look at what Jesus did with the apostles after he was resurrected

Then the same day at evening, being the first [day] of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace [be] unto you. And when he had so said, he showed unto them [his] hands and his side. Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the Lord.  Then said Jesus to them again, Peace [be] unto you: as [my] Father hath sent me, even so send I you.  And when he had said this, he breathed on [them], and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost:    John 20:19-22

Jesus here breathed on them and said: Receive ye the Holy Ghost. We see how the spirit is equated with the Spirit of Christ and God the Father which is their personality and power. There is no third separate individual.

Let us see what Paul says about the Holy Spirit.

“For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. 1 Corinthians 2:11”

It is interesting how Paul writes that no man knows the things of man, save the spirit of man. It is the same with God. Only my own spirit knows the things about me and in the same way only the Spirit of God knows the things of God. And Jesus shares the same Spirit with His Father and thus Jesus also knows the Father just as Luke 10:2 explains.

But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.  Romans 8:9

Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow. 1 Peter 1:11

Paul here refers to the Spirit of God and the Spirit of Christ as to the same spirit. It is so because they have one Spirit and not because there is a third individual. This is God’s own Spirit, His Omnipresence, which he has also given to His Son.  Peter also confirms the same.

For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.  Ephesians 2:18

Do you see what is the true relationship within the Godhead which Jesus so clearly described to us? Jesus always speaks about His Father and no one else. And it is the Spirit of His Father that dwells in Him and does the work.

Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.  John 14:10

Let us see now see how Mathew and Luke describe who will peak through us.

And when they bring you unto the synagogues, and unto magistrates, and powers, take ye no thought how or what thing ye shall answer, or what ye shall say: For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what ye ought to say. Luke 12:11-12

But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak. For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you. Matthew 10:19-20

It is interesting to see that the apostles knew that the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of the Father. It is not a third separate individual from the Father and the Son, but the Father’s own Omnipresent Spirit.

Have you ever asked yourself why the Holy Spirit doesn’t have a name? Both, the Father and the Son have names and positions, but the Spirit doesn’t. Is the Holy Spirit a name? No. It is what the Spirit is -a  Spirit. We already saw in the original text what the word Spirit means. It is clear that it is not a separate individual from the Father and the Son but their own Spirit which they share. The breath, mind and power of God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ.

Who is the Comforter?

And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; John 14:16

Many people read this verse and conclude that the Comforter is another individual from Christ because the verse says another Comforter.

But let us read everything in context

And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; 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. I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also. At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you. John 14:16-20

Who was going to come as the Comforter? Jesus spells it out clearly. The Comforter was not sent yet but He told them that they know Him for He was dwelling with them. He also told them “I will come to you”. So who was Jesus speaking of? It is clear that He was speaking of Himself. What is the hope of glory that Paul was speaking of? Christ in you. Not someone else, but Jesus is our Comforter.

Paul confirms in Galatians that God was going to send the Spirit of His Son in our hearts. In 2 Corinthians Paul confirms that the Lord (Jesus) is that Spirit. And in 1 Corinthians he explains how Jesus became a quickening Spirit.

And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. Galatians 4:6

Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. 2 Corinthians 3:17

 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. 1 Corinthians 15:45

 

The apostles knew very well that Jesus was speaking of Himself as the Comforter. See what Judah said

Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world? 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. John 14:22-23

Judah understood that Christ will come and manifest Himself among them and Jesus confirmed that it will be Him and His Father and not a third separate God who was going to be in them.

These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee: As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him. John 17:1-2

Here we are shown how everything happens. God the Father has given all power to His Son Jesus Christ and His Son gives that power and eternal life to us also.

Just because Jesus speaks of the Comforter in third person it doesn’t mean that this is someone else. We see the exact same thing happening when He was praying to the Father. In both cases Jesus was speaking of Himself in the third person. Jesus told them that the Comforter was abiding with them at that time.

These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee: As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him. John 17:1-2

And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;

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.  I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. John 14:16-17

The Greek word for Comforter is “parakletos”, which means intercessor, advocate, helper. It is interesting that this word is also used in 1 John in regards to the advocate that we have with the Father. And who is that Advocate? Jesus Christ the righteous. Jesus is our Comforter.

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: 1 John 2:1

Who hath directed the Spirit of the Lord, or being his counsellor hath taught him? Isaiah 40:13

For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counsellor? Romans 11:34

Here Paul is telling us that the Spirit of the Lord is actually the mind of the Lord.

Friends. We can’t fully understand or describe the Holy Spirit. We can’t comprehend how we receive the Spirit of the Father and the Spirit of the Son, their own Spirit. But one thing is for sure. Without this Spirit we are doomed for eternity.

What does the Bible say?
God the Father is the one true God
Jesus Christ is the Son of the one true God
The Holy Spirit is the spirit, the person, mind and power of God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ
The Comforter is Jesus Christ

What doesn’t the Bible tell us?
That there is a trinity god, a 3 in 1 god
The Holy Spirit is a third God being, an individual separate from the Father and the Son

Friends this is very important. The devil has managed to deceive the whole world to believe in the god of the catholic faith which is not the true God of the Bible. When Jesus was on earth He said that He will built His church upon Himself, the true Rock. This Rock is the Son of the Living God.  Let us not allow earthly leaders to separate us from the true teachings of the Bible and accept the truth which was so well established by our pioneers.

When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am? And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets. He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. Matthew 16:13-18