The Trinity in the Old and New Testaments
The so called "one-God " of WORLD religion is a strong delusion. The "one-God" of the world's COMMON religion is not Triune ... it does not include the three Persons in One Being : the Father, His only Son Jesus, and the Holy Spirit .
The Three-in-One Godhead is called "the Trinity". The COMMON World Religion denies the Trinity, and especially denies Jesus as God , come in the flesh ( the Incarnation ). That is the spirit of antichrist.
" Who is a liar but he that denies that Jesus is the Messiah ? He is an antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son".
1 John 2:22
" Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Messiah is come in the flesh is of God;
And every spirit that confessses not that Jesus Messiah is come in the flesh is not of God.
And this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof you have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world."
1 John 4:2, 3
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.... He came unto His own and His own received Him not" ( v. 11 ) John 1:1--5
" And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us." John 1: 14.
" For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given, and the government shall be upon His shoulder. And His name shall be called " Wonderful Counsellor " [ referring to the Holy Spirit ] , the "Mighty God " [ the Triune Elohim ] , the "Everlasting FATHER ",
the Prince of Peace [ Lord Jesus Messiah ]
" I and My Father are one " -- John 10:30
Are there really three Persons in ONE God ? Yes.
Please see Matthew 28:19 and John 14:26 and John 15:26; and 2 Corinthians 13:14; and 1 Peter 1:2
Is the Godhead plural in the Old Testament ? Yes.
"In the beginning, God " ...... "Elohim" [ God ] is a plural noun in the Hebrew language-- Genesis 1:1
"Let US make man in OUR image, after OUR likeness" Gen 1:26
"let US go down and confound their language " Gen. 11:7
"Then the LORD [ of all the earth ] rained upon Sodom and Gomorrah brimstone and fire FROM the LORD out of heaven."
"Who hath ascended up into heaven or descended ? Who hath gathered the wind in his fists?
Who hath bound the waters in a garment ? Who hath established all the ends of the earth ?
What is His name, AND WHAT IS HIS SON'S NAME if thou canst tell?" Proverbs 30:4
Messianic Jews who believe that Yeshua-Jesus is the Messiah have researched the Hebrew texts
and know the fullness of the Truth.
What is that truth ? WHO is TRUTH ? .... Jesus is the Truth come from God to us in the flesh..... "begotten"
" I AM the Way, the Truth and the Life. No man comes to the Father but by Me" John 14:6
It is no great revelation to believe in one God ... the devils also believe in one God, and tremble. James 2:19
It takes willingness of heart to see a magnificent redemption-by-love-plan birthed in the God-man Jesus.
It takes a personal relationship with Him in order to see the love He has for you, and to see the plan of three Divine Persons in one God.
wide apostasy -- the falling away from basic Biblical doctrine (as foretold in
2 Thessalonians 2 : 3) -- is now rampant. Because people have rejected Truth,
fleshed in the Person of our Lord Jesus, God has turned the unbelieving masses
over to their own imaginations. He has turned them over to the delusion of
their own choosing.
They shall "have to eat the bitter fruit of having their own way." ( Proverbs 1, Living Bible. )
" And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie " -- 2 Thessalonians 2:11
A half-truth is a whole lie. The world believes in a "one god", that denies the three Divine Persons in the real one True God.
By their twist, this so-called "one god" can be defined in any way that the world wants to define "god"... anyway that excludes Jesus as God.
Bible-believing Christians believe in One God, meaning a singular Being of three Divine Persons :
the Father, His only begotten Son Jesus, and the Holy Spirit.
This is the Triune, three-in-one God.... the "Elohim" (Hebrew plural ) of the Bible
" The LORD Our God is one LORD" ( Deuteronomy 6:4
and Ephesians 4: 3--6 )
The Godhead is One Being. And that Being is expressed in three Persons :
the Father, His Son and the Holy Ghost .
Let us examine this present day apostasy, and also the truth of the Trinity, the Three-in-One.
World Leaders Pressing for a Common Religion
A Common belief in "one-god" denies the Three Persons in the Trinity ( the Triune Godhead)
Denying the Trinity is denying the Lordship of Jesus. It is the spirit of antichrist.
Bush to attend UN dialogue on religion Wednesday, Thursday "COMMON VALUES"
White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said Bush "remains committed to fostering interfaith harmony among all religions, both at home and abroad." She said Bush also plans to meet separately with Abdullah.
D'Escoto believes the initiative "should be broadened to talking not only about religions but about cultures, about all the common values we have," Yeves said.
Prince Charles assists by reaching out to Moslems "Common Enemies"
" Shortly after landing at Halim Perdanakusuma airport, Charles proceeded to the Istiqlal Mosque in Central Jakarta for talks with Din Syamsuddin, --- ----chairman of the country’s second largest Muslim organization, the Muhammadiyah ---
and noted Muslim scholars Azyumardi Azra and Tarmizi Taher.
Din said after the closed-door meeting that Prince Charles was committed to interfaith dialogue, particularly between Muslims and Christians.
“Prince Charles underlines that the traditional wisdom of various religions in the world could help fight our common enemies, such as poverty and backwardness,” Din said.
Ed note: And the world has targeted Christians as their "common enemy". Hindus in Orissa, India and Buddists in China and Hindu-Buddist-Islamists in Indonesia are behind the murders and persecutions of Christians in those places, not to mention the Moslem killing of Christians throughout the MidEast +.
Vatican reaches out to Moslems also "Common Belief"
The forum was set up in response to a letter written last year by 138 Muslim scholars to [ Pope] Benedict [ 16 ] and other Christian leaders urging that Christianity and Islam to build on their common belief in one God
[ Ed: Allah is not God. Allah had no Son that died for me. Therefore there is no commonality in doctrine......just in political-wishful thinking.]
Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, who heads the Vatican's Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue , has said Thursday's papal audience could start a historic dialogue between the faiths.
Tauran is heading the Vatican delegation, which also includes the retired archbishop of Washington, Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, and Chaldean Archbishop Louis Sako of the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk
Pope John Paul 2 kissing the Koran May 14, 1999
Rome hosts Vatican-Muslim Summit -- "Common Word" ( blasphemous)
It also prompted leading Muslim scholars to launch an appeal to the Pope for greater theological dialogue, called the Common Word
Ed: The Bible is anything but common. It is unique; one-of-a-kind book inspired by the Holy Ghost and contains knowledge revealed by God alone.
Catholics deny their own basic Doctrine in the Trinity when they unite with Moslems over the concept of 'one person God'.
http://www.justforcatholics.org/islam.htm -- Dr. Joseph Mizzi
Allah is not God. Allah had no Son Who died for me.
"But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privately shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction."
2 Peter 2: 1.
Common Values in other Places
Japan wants to share "common values" with other Eastern Hemisphere nations
UN explores "common values" for the Third Millenium
Common Values for a Common Era
ED: In Daniel 7:25 it says that the Beast-antichrist will think to change Times and Laws. As of now, our calendars date from the time of Jesus Christ, over 2000 years ago. When the common values are declared worldwide, the calendars will change from B.C ( Before Christ ) and A.D.( "anno Domino ' the year of our Lord ) to C.E. ( Common Era ). Our laws too are soon to change, becoming compliant with Sharia Law ( Moslem Law ). That is what we here at Hope To The End see coming on the horizon.
Bahai Faith : Unity, despite doctrinal differences
Moreover, the social principles of the Bahá’í Faith stand uniquely in harmony with the emerging global value system that has already been identified in places like the UN Charter, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and in the series of global United Nations conferences in the 1990s that culminated in the 2000 Millennium Summit.[ Ed: notoriously secular references]
These principles include the elimination of all forms of prejudice [ Ed:
code word for doctrinal differences ] , equality between the sexes [ Ed:
unbiblical ] , the elimination of extremes of poverty and wealth, universal
education, and a sustainable balance between nature and technology [ Ed: all 3
belong to a social gospel ]
[ Ed: the following is a New Age One World System imposed from without .......]
" The Faith also recognizes the essential oneness of the world’s great religions, promotes the harmony of science and religion, and advocates the establishment of a world federal system, based on collective security and the oneness of humanity."
What is "Common " ?
The word "common" means to hold in mutuality ... a common way of thinking, or of living ; people who think alike, think in common. People who live in community have material goods in common ( Religious orders ) .
In order to have a common Religion, Beliefs, Values and WORD, the people must agree on certain matters, and be of one mind in Doctrine ( Sustainable truths ) .
Born again Christians have a common Faith in the TRIUNE God ( Titus 1:4 ) and a common Salvation through Jesus Christ alone (John 14:6 and Jude 3 ). amongst all Born-Again believers.
We hold to the belief that Biblical Truths are self-evident in the Person of our Lord and Savior Jesus, Yeshua H'Mashiach.
Truths held in common ( Doctrine )
Born again Christians are of "one accord" ( Acts 2:1 ). We are multicultural and of varied backgrounds, yet we hold these main Judeo-Christian truths in common, as revealed in the Holy Scriptures. We believe that Jesus is both God and man, and that no other person in all of the human race has both the Divine nature and human nature dwelling within him. Jesus is unique in all of history.
Born again Christians have repented of their sins and have confessed them to our Lord Jesus . We seek to amend our lives ( conform to His image and example ) on a daily basis. Our sins are forgiven by God only because we have placed them under the atoning blood shed by Jesus on Calvary for the remission of our sins.
Hebrews Chapter 9.
Jesus is the ONLY perfect sacrifice for our sins out of all beings created. Rev. 5: 1--10
( especially verse 5 ).
"And when I see the blood, I will pass over you" -- Exodus 12: 13.
Remnant of the 3 Major religions research the Word
Bible-believing Christians, Messianic Jews and Born-Again Moslems believe that Jesus is the only way, truth and life, and that no man comes to the Father except through a personal relationship with Jesus as Lord of their life ( John 14:6 ) . We submit to His Lordship through obedience to the counsel given to us by the Holy Spirit, the One Voice we listen to ...our conscience, enlightened by the Word of God.
Because the Bible is the ONLY book given by direct revelation of truth from God ( John 17:17 ) and because the Holy Ghost ( also called the Holy Spirit ) is the Author ( 2 Timothy 3:16; and 1 Peter 1:12 ) of the complete 66 books of the Bible, the Old and New Testaments) it remains a Book different from all books ever written throughout History. No other book contains Divine Revelation with Divine Authorship. Holy men of God throughout history have written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, but whatever is written must be verifiable by the singular WORD of God, the Holy Bible.
The word "Holy " means "separate". It means to be singular and unique. Therefore the Bible --the Holy Scriptures of God--- cannot be subject to the affirmation of man, as are all other books. All other books of religion are basically man's attempt to define God, and they pale and fail in accuracy, and they lack the verity of the Holy Bible. Religion is a man-made system ( Matthew 23 ).
Spirituality is from above. ( John 4: 23, 24 ) and James 1: 17, the Father of enlightenment, "Lights").
Religion is lust ( for prestige, influence, money, power, connections etc.) Please see Matthew 23.
True Spirituality is love ( of the Triune God first of all and -- as He directs and leads -- towards our fellow man ).
The Lord commands His blood-bought followers --- who have placed their trust in Him -- to "be ye separate" ( 2 Corinth 6:17 ) , "ye are to be ye holy even as I AM holy " ( 1 Peter 1: 15, 16 )
We are to be "called out" ( from the Latin word "eclesia", ecclesiastical ) of the world's system ( 1 John 2:15-17) and the Babylonian ( Rev. 18: 4 ) religious system of:
1. idols ( fawning over anything or anyone as the priority in our life) ; Also: Statues, relics, ritual, tradition, obsessions and addictions.
2. Political correctness ( people-pleasing; Manchurian robotic conformity to the lawlessness of the System )
3. Merchandising ( taking advantage, total control, manipulation, domination; the love of money (greed, avarice)
4. Crowd-mentality ( fear of not belonging to the majority of mass-think; peer-pressure; worrying about what other people think )
5. Lack of zeal for a personal relationship with Jesus of Nazareth, son of David. ( Rev. 3: 15, 16 ) ( apathy, no seeking for Jesus with relentless fervor )
When the whole world adopts a "one god" philosophy that excludes Jesus as God and also as the ONLY way to the Father, then we must be like Salmon and swim upstream against the tide of popular persuasion and “ consensus”.
We must refuse to believe in a so-called "one god" as the world defines erroneously, and instead we must be bold and believe in the three Persons within the Godhead. We must not deny the fullness of our faith, nor any sound doctrine. We must confess that we believe in the Trinity, just as St. Patrick preached and taught;
confessed and professed.
"The whole world lies in wickedness" 1 John 5: 19
Resist the temptation:
"When everyone is wrong, then everyone is right" ---Nivelle de le Chaussee
Trinity in the Old Testament -- Peter Wise
The Trinity: One God or Three www.khouse.org/articles/biblestudy/19950801-42.html -- Chuck Missler
The Doctrine of the Trinity www.aloha.net/~mikesch/trinity.htm# Michael Scheifler
The Sacred Mystery of the Trinity www.grantjeffrey.com/article/chphnwr.htm -- Grant Jeffrey
Explaining the Trinity for Moslems http://answering-islam.org/Trinity/ many LINKS and resources
The Trinity...Father, Son and Holy Ghost http://www.the-good-way.com/eng/intro/i10.htm
Explaining the Trinity for Jehovah Witnesses
http://www.waltermartin.com/articles.html#doctrine --- Walter Martin
( Must hit "Edit" and then "Select all" in order to read )
What Saith the Scriptures http://www.whatsaiththescripture.com/Fellowship/Edit_Trinity.and.Shamrock.html -- Tom Stewart
The Trinity...Father, Son and Holy Ghost http://www.the-good-way.com/eng/intro/i10.htm
God as a Plural Being http://www.direct.ca/trinity/elohim.html --Chuck Missler
"The Triunity Report" http://www.direct.ca/trinity/
The Holy Spirit is God -- consubstantial
The Doctrine of the Incarnation http://www.bible.org/page.php?page_id=651
The spirit of antichrist ( denying that Jesus was God come in the flesh )
Doctrine of the Atonement ( Jesus is the ONLY way to the Father ) Blood-bought redemption
Who is Jesus ?