The Trinity is defined as being God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, or three separate co-equal, co-eternal persons as one God. I have already discussed how this statement is grammatical nonsense in Part 1 of this series. But now I want to go deeper into the grammar of this creed in order to show you dear reader, how it is an unbiblical concept. And I also want to drive home the concept of royal titles, I touched on this subject a bit in the last chapter. I aim to prove that these supposed names, or royal titles (the God the's...) are not all given to us by God himself in Scripture, but two of them are give to us by man.
For The Love Of Grammar!
Of /uhv/ preposition - 1. expressing the relationship between a part and a whole, or
2. expressing the relationship between a scale of measure and a
[Relationship denotes how something or someone is related to another, like a father and son.]
The /THuh/ definite article – used, especially before a noun, with a specifying or particularizing effect, as opposed to the indefinite or
generalizing force of the indefinite article “a” or “an”.
We are told in Scripture that there is God the Father, I am not disputing that at all. Why not? Because God the Father is found verbatim in Scripture. But what I do have an issue with is "God the Son," and "God the Spirit." These two titles of God are not in Scripture like God the Father is, and they grammatically enforce the idea of particular, or specific Gods, that being the Son, and the Spirit.
So now let's take a moment and make a comparison of these two royal titles for Jesus:
The Son of God (found in Scripture)
God the Son (not found in Scripture)
Mull them over for a while, especially if your mind is entrenched in the Trinity teaching. You will need to meditate on this in order to fully grasp what is grammatically being said here. I realize that it seems like these two titles mean the same thing, but I assure you, grammatically speaking, they are NOT the same at all!!!
By wrongly saying "God the Son", this non-scriptural title grammatically affirms that Jesus' son-ship is eternal, in that he was always present with God the Father, as his Son, as a separate and distinct God apart from God the Father starting at Genesis 1:1 and beyond. This is some-thing which is not literally found in Scripture. A lot of word gymnastics and Scripture imply-ing and bending are employed in order to make Jesus - "God the Son", and amazingly, many leading Trinitarian theologians, like John MacArthur, freely admit this!
But by rightly saying Jesus is "The Son of God," this correctly affirms that:
- Jesus is "the" only (particularly) begotten son of God, via the virgin birth
- Jesus came from (or is of) God the Father, who is in heaven
- this title gives particular expression of God as the Father and Jesus as his Son.
It is absolutely paramount that we understand that God the Father's primordial plan to come to earth as his own son named Jesus, is NOT the same thing as Jesus being a separate "God the Son" person before time began. How do I know that for sure? Because. I can't say this enough, we do not find the royal title of "God the Son" in Scripture -- ever! Jesus isn't separate from the Father, he IS the Father! Duh duh duh!!! Don't leave yet dear reader, I mean to explain that our God, the Lord Jesus is simply operating under a different royal title and set of responsibilities as a both God and man. The book of Isaiah alone contains many verses entailing that God the Father would be sending himself to earth as his own Son, for the purpose of operating as our one and only atoning Savior, Messiah, and Servant. Isn't that what Jesus' name means - God is salvation? And that very same book clearly states that Almighty is the only (singular) God there is - - I have already given you those verses in the previous chapter. The logic follows, it's undeniable. Now let's briefly explore the subject of royal titles, this is important to help us under-stand how our God is indeed one God, and not three separate persons.
Through the years, I have learned that the LORD God's royal titles are used in a deliberate way, because they describe a rank and particular function. For example, when God identifies himself as "the LORD of hosts" in Scripture, it is usually in the context of war that he is about to unleash upon sinners. It would be ridiculous for him to use his royal title of "the LORD of peace" in those Scriptures, you know what I mean? God's title of The LORD of hosts, means he is the head of heaven's armies, or his angels, as he leads them into war. Not only that, but it also means that he commands human armies, and at his command, he sends them against nations. That may be hard for some Christians to accept, but that only means that they had better read their Bibles more carefully. The prophets Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Daniel all clearly show how God directs human armies to attack and destroy other nations as a means of corporal punishment for sins, like idolatry. Rest assured, the name and titles of God are very important to him, and so they must be important to us, if we claim to be his children. And so we had better learn how, when, and why he uses them.
I mean really, even Satan and his demons know that there is only one God, because amazingly, they rightly refer to Jesus as “the Son of God.” I find that extremely interesting. Satan addressed Jesus by saying, “If you are the Son of God ...”, notice he didn't say, “If you are God the Son...” - as there is a grammatical difference, and a very important royal title is involved here. The demons that spoke to Jesus said the same thing -- they rightly addressed him as "the Son of God." Incidentally, the word "if" can also be translated as "since," or "whether", because it can aim to question, or tries to prove, something.
God The Spirit
"God the Spirit" only exists in the minds and oral traditions of Trinitarians, but the Spirit of God (a.k.a. the Holy Spirit of God as written in Eph. 4:30) does in fact exist - as he is God's Spirit, as God is only one being. That point must be hammered home. Remember, we have one God who has a personal name and many royal titles, not three separate persons that share one royal title.
Well, if I were to die, and my soul and spirit left my physical female body, then would my spirit still be "female" in gender? An interesting question isn't it? God (who is spirit) refers to himself by male pronouns, yet again, many theologians will tell you that God has no real "gender." Not so fast! Jesus does confirm that God the Father is Spirit, but let us also consider that every time God appeared as a theophany [physical bodily manifestation] in the Old Testament, he took on a male gender. So, to refer to God's Holy Spirit by using male pro-nouns; in no way denotes a separate being. The Holy Spirit is a royal title that God uses to show us that he himself holds the role, or divine office, of being the sanctified omnipresent Spirit that operates in omnipotence, as our comforting counselor. So you see, there is no such separate person (or God) as "God the Spirit" in Scripture.
Omni means "All" After All!
Next to be discussed will be when the Trinity doctrine was first presented to the church, by whom, and why. Later on, I will also examine the evidence that Trinity doctrine supporters uphold as valid, but really isn't. Then finally, I intend to use all this information to come to a grand conclusion, where I will make a definitive case that the Trinity doctrine is a subtle inversion of God's true divine nature.