John 14:8-9

“Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us. Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father.”

Modern denominational church leaders, with unquestionable influence, undeniably affirm that God is three distinct persons in one union. They teach that the Word of God affirms the Trinity doctrine was truth from the very beginning of apostolic teaching. With some examination we find that history plays a very important role in this teaching of the present day church.

Tertullian (160-220 AD) was a church theologian who lived during the Smyrnian church age. Irenaeus was teaching Paul’s ministry to the Believers during the same time. The church as a whole was becoming a little more intellectual in their teaching. Tertullian, doing the same thing, was a lawyer converted to church enthusiast. He wrote many religious documents, the most important being a letter against Praxeas, and against the Modalist Christian (A similar group to modern day Jesus Only). Tertullian was the first to propose the term “Trinitas”, which was to separate the persons of the Godhead, but keep them one in essence. This became the essential teaching and argument in the first church council in 325 A.D., known as the Council of Nicea.

Constantine, who came to power in 324 A.D, proposed the Council of Nicea. It consisted of bishops who assembled to discuss new church creeds and doctrines. Eusebius of Caesarea proposed a baptismal creed, which moved the council to discuss the Godhead. The Trinity (upon Tertullian's writings) was proposed by Constantine, three persons separate from one another (Father, Son, and Holy Ghost), but one in essence. The bishops were required to sign the creed or face exile from the newly formed church council. The outcast churches became insignificant and considered heretics. There was no Bible like we have today, only the Torah and a few writings from lawyers “turned church enthusiasts.” The final answer to the debate was a compromise.

What is your idea of God based upon? Is it based on the Word of God or the endless debate of men? The Word affirms that God is one, and the three offices of the Godhead are one and the same God (Ⅰ John 5:7). Don’t let history determine who God is to you; you search it out and let God prove Himself to you personally.

57-0821 - "Hebrews, Chapter One"

Now, Who is this great Guy, this great Fellow? Christ. Here, God in Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, it's not… It's a trinity, but It's not a trinity of people. It's a trinity of office, of one God. He was the Father leading the children of Israel. That was His office, the great Jehovah Father. And He dwelt on earth, called the Son. And now He dwells in His Church, called the Holy Ghost. Not three Gods; one God in three offices: Father, Son, Holy Spirit.

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