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The doctrine of three distinct personalities in the Christian Godhead is not scriptural. With this
doctrine, certain scriptures are denied and others falsely interpreted, all under the heading of
"trinity"; a word that is not found in the Bible.    

Jesus never claims to be doing anything different than the will of the Father.  In the gospel of John
14:10-11  Jesus states,  "The words that I tell you I do not speak from Myself, but the Father abiding
in Me does His works.  Believe Me that I AM in the Father and the Father is in Me."  Jesus tells us
that He will come as the Holy Spirit in John 14:18,  "I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you."  
Jesus tells us in John 14:26,  "But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My
Name, (the name of Jesus), He will teach you all things, and  will remind you of all that I said to you."  
In John 16:14 Jesus says,  "He will glorify Me; for He will take of Mine, and will declare it to you."  

In John 4:24 Jesus says,  "God is Spirit and those who worship Him must worship in Spirit and Truth."  
Paul states in Ephesians 4:4-6 that there is, "one Spirit even as you also were called in one hope of
your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father who is over all and through all
and in us all."  Following this line of reasoning, that God is a Spirit and there is only one God, then
that Spirit is the Holy Spirit of God.  The Holy Spirit is both the Spirit of God and the Spirit of Jesus
Christ.  The Holy Spirit, as representative of coming from God is seen in 1 Thessalonians 4:8,  
"...God who gives His Holy Spirit to you" and in Romans 8:11,  "But if the Spirit of Him who raised
Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your
mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you."  The Holy Spirit, in Phillipians 1:19, is revealed in
another way; "For I know that this will turn out for my salvation through your supplication and the
provision of the Spirit of Jesus Christ."  And again, the Spirit of Jesus Christ is referred to in 2
Corinthians 3:17,  "Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is there is liberty."  
Therefore, it is not possible for Jesus to have a separate personality apart from the Father with
whom He exists by His Holy Spirit; which is the Spirit of the Father as He has revealed Himself in the
flesh through His Son, Jesus Christ.

In Matthew 28:19, the great commission of Jesus, it says, "Go and make disciples of all the nations,
baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit."  The name of all these is
stated clearly in the book of Acts 8:16,  "For He had not yet fallen upon any of them (that is the Holy
Spirit); they had only been baptized in the name of Jesus."  So the name of Jesus is the name of the
Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.  This is confirmed by Isaiah 5:6,  "For to us a child will be born, to
us a son will be given; and the government will be on His shoulders.  His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace."  Jesus makes this very claim
for Himself in John 8:58,  "Jesus said to them,  "Most certainly, I tell you, before Abraham was born, I
AM."  This was a restatement of God's Name from Exodus 3:14,  "And God said to Moses,  "I AM
WHO I AM."  This is the most important and unifying connection between the Old and New
Testaments in understanding who God is in relation to His Son;  Jesus Christ.  In Exodus 3:15 God
says it in this way,  "...This is my name forever, and this is my memorial to all generations."

"God, having spoken in the past to the fathers through the prophets at many times and in various
ways, has at the end of these days spoken to us by His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things,
through whom He also made the worlds.  He is the radiance of His glory and the very image of His
nature and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had made purification for our sins
He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high."  Hebrews 1:1-3  "He who has seen Me has
seen the Father."  John 14:9  "I am One who testifies about Myself, and the Father who sent Me
testifies about Me."  John 8:18  "With one accord, great is the mystery of godliness:  God was
revealed in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, beheld by angels, preached among the nations, believed
on in the world and received up in glory."  1 Timothy 3:16

So then, remember the words of James 2:19,  " You believe that God is One.  You do well; the
demons also believe, and shudder."  The doctrine that God is One is the only true doctrine.  If you
believe that the doctrine of the trinity is more important, do you even have the understanding of
demons?   "Hear, O Israel: the Lord is our God; the Lord is One."  Deuteronomy  6:4   "I and the
Father are One."  John 10:30  
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