Having established in the last article (Gods of One God) that, according to the Trinitarian theologians, each member is a god in of himself, rooted in the unity of a monarchical system to establish a unified deity (aka a single theos), let’s look at each role and define the truth therein.
The Father, as all Christendom recognizes as preeminently referenced as the God Yahweh of the Old Testament, is the Father of us all. He is the father of Adam (Lk 3:38) and Jesus Christ (Jn 3:16)
A Father leaves an Inheritance
Genesis 13 -
14The LORD said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him, “Now lift up your eyes and look from the place where you are, northward and southward and eastward and westward; 15for all the land which you see, I will give it to you and to your descendants forever. 16“I will make your descendants as the dust of the earth, so that if anyone can number the dust of the earth, then your descendants can also be numbered. 17“Arise, walk about the land through its length and breadth; for I will give it to you.” (Acts 7:5 calls this an inheritance)
Galatians 3:29 -
And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham's descendants, heirs according to promise.
Revelation 21:7 -
"He who overcomes will inherit these things, and I will be his God and he will be My son.
It is quite clear in all of Christendom that we all agree that Yahweh, the Father of Israel, cannot die. Yet, he had to provide a perfect sacrifice, in the lineage of humanity, in order for us to be born again in a new life as descendents of Abraham.
For us to be in the same inheritance of Abraham, we have to be apart of Abraham’s genealogy. The New Covenant took this lineage from a literal one to a spiritual lineage. For us to be born again, from sin into life, we have to be reborn through Christ’s sacrifice to be Son’s of God.
For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.
For us to be sons of God, Christ had to have a human genealogy through King David, up to Abraham, and on to Adam.(Luke 3:23-28)
Gentiles grafted into the seed of Abraham.
I say then, God has not rejected His people, has He? May it never be! For I too am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. 2God has not rejected His people whom He foreknew…. 7What then? What Israel is seeking, it has not obtained, but those who were chosen obtained it, and the rest were hardened;... 11I say then, they did not stumble so as to fall, did they? May it never be! But by their transgression salvation has come to the Gentiles, to make them jealous. 12Now if their transgression is riches for the world and their failure is riches for the Gentiles, how much more will their fulfillment be!... 17But if some of the branches were broken off, and you, being a wild olive, were grafted in among them and became partaker with them of the rich root of the olive tree, 18do not be arrogant toward the branches; but if you are arrogant, remember that it is not you who supports the root, but the root supports you.
The lineage of Christ can’t work in a Trinitarian model. In the Trinitarian model, the eternal Christ can’t be the Son of himself in the Trinity. Therefore equality cannot work.
John 5:26 says, "For just as the Father has life in Himself, even so He gave to the Son also to have life in Himself;”
This means that life only comes from the Father, further proving that the Trinitarian model of sonship is impossible. Sonship must be given by Yahweh, and only Him, otherwise, a confusing dilemma of Son creating Son appears on the scene.
Within the Oneness paradigm, recognizing that the Son is just another manifestation and creation of the omnipresent Yahweh (just as the cloud in Exodus, or the burning bush with Moses) as well as a relation to humanity in order to create sonship in the second covenant… we see that the role of the Son manifestation was ONLY created for lineage purposes for our benefit of inheritance. Otherwise, we would not need to be clothed in Christ.
The Father is Christ
1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2He was in the beginning with God. 3All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. 4In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. 5The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. ... 14And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.
The Holy Spirit
Jesus came as our advocate. Without his human understanding and sacrifice, we could not have fellowship with God. However, since Jesus is now our legal advocate, we can now live freely in the Law of Liberty (New Covenant).
Jesus, being in the form of flesh, was not omnipresent, therefore he couldn’t be with us all at the same time. However, without the limits of the flesh, Christ, whom we will prove to actually be the very Holy Spirit, now lives in us. This manifestation, is what Trinitarians consider the third person of the Trinity, when in fact, it’s simply Christ without fleshly limitations.
In John 14, Jesus speaks of the sending of a “Helper”...
16"I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever; 17[that is] the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him, [but] you know Him because He abides with you [a statement of current status] and will be in you.
That word, “Helper”, has a strong meaning.
3875 paráklētos (from 3844 /pará, "from close-beside" and 2564 /kaléō, "make a call") – properly, a legal advocate who makes the right judgment-call because close enough to the situation. 3875 /paráklētos("advocate, advisor-helper") is the regular term in NT times of an attorney (lawyer) – i.e. someone giving evidence that stands up in court.
Remember, like the world “helper”, Jesus is also called our advocate in 1John 2:
“My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; “
“1Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. 2For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death. 3For what the Law could not do, weak as it was through the flesh, God did: sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin, He condemned sin in the flesh, 4so that the requirement of the Law might be fulfilled in us, who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. 5For those who are according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who are according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. 6For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace, 7because the mind set on the flesh is hostile toward God; for it does not subject itself to the law of God, for it is not even able to do so, 8and those who are in the flesh cannot please God.
9However, you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. But if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him.”
Still speaking of sending the Spirit, Jesus says that He Himself, will return in the form of the Holy Spirit.
18"I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. 19"After a little while the world will no longer see Me, but you [will] see Me; because I live, you will live also. 20"In that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you. 21"He who has My commandments and keeps them is the one who loves Me; and he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and will disclose Myself to him." 22Judas (not Iscariot) said to Him, "Lord, what then has happened that You are going to disclose Yourself to us and not to the world?"
To wrap up, we see that Trinitarians are in a veiled sense of state. They do not have a true John 14 understanding to know that one deity of ancient Jewry, Yahweh, truly is the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. It has taken the acrobatics of flawed academic theology from the 4th century to sculpt a belief system that was foreign to four thousand years of Judaism and the first apostles.