NOTES:

 

Three Teaching on the Nature of the Godhead in “Christianity”

  • Trinitarianism
  • Unitarianism
  • Binitarianism (Duality) → Our position (Godhead)

 

1903 Methodist Theologian came across some critical documents.

 

Belief in the Trinity is the basis of inclusion in the dominant “Christian” religion.  Failure to hold this belief brands other Christians as Cult Members, and not Christians.

 

1998 Conference on this issue concluded duality in the Godhead.

 

Genesis to Revelation shows a theme of duality in the Godhead.

 

Genesis 1:26

Trinitarians see 3 persons here (the Spirit as #3)

 

There is no command in scripture to worship the Holy Spirit; no, not one.

 

John 1:1

In the beginning… we see two persons which blends in perfectly with Genesis.

 

Colossians 1:15

God created all things through Jesus.

 

Genesis 11:7

duality here with “let us”

 

Jeremiah 23:5

duality again.

 

Proverbs 30:4

God has a son. Duality

 

Psalm 45:6

The Father speaking here about His son, Christ. The Father is calling the Son, God.

 

Daniel 7:13

 

New Testament Aspect of Duality

1 John 2:22

22Who is a liar but he who denies thatJesus is the Christ? He is antichrist who denies the Father and the Son. 23Whoever denies the Son does not have theFather either; he who acknowledges the Son has the Father also.

 

More Scriptures Showing Duality:

Ephesians 3:13

John 10:30

John 6:46

John 7:29

John 10:15

John 14:6

John 17:25

Matthew 11:27

1 Corinthians 15:27

1 Peter 3:22

 

The list goes one. It is overwhelming how much the theme of duality runs clearly through the scripture.

 

Most popular scriptures used to support Trinitarian dogma; both likely added to the original manuscripts:

Matthew 28:19

1 John 5:7

 

When Paul wrote his letter, why didn’t he ever acknowledge the Holy Spirit as a person in his salutations:

Romans 1:1

Corinthians 1:1

2 Corinthians 1:1

Galatians 1:1

Ephesians 1:1

etc…

 

Review These:

Colossians 2:3

John 17:5

Philippians 2: 6

2 John 7:9

Revelation 11:15

 

Paul is clear that the Godhead consists of God, the Father and Jesus, His Son.  If it was clear for Paul, it should be clear for us as followers of Christ.  It was clear for Peter too, another stalwart (see his writings).

There is no controversy about the Godhead in Scripture, because the Word of God is clear on the matter; hence, it was not an issue for the Early Church.

 

Revelation 15:11 (or 11:15)

Revelation 21:2

Revelation 22:1

 

The Holy Spirit is not a person.  It is God’s awesome power.