Jehovah's Witness

The Trinity

Since the Witnesses don’t believe that the Holy Spirit or Jesus are God, they don’t believe in the trinity. Here is what they say:

“The Trinity doctrine was not conceived by Jesus or the early Christians. […] the plain truth is that this is another of Satan’s attempts to keep the God-fearing person from learning the truth of Jehovah and His Son Jesus Christ.” – Let God Be True, pp. 92-93

“Sincere persons who want to know the true God and serve Him find it a bit difficult to love and worship a complicated, freakish looking, three-headed God.” – Let God Be True, p. 102

They claim that the trinity was not taught by Jesus or early Christians. They also use scare tactics by blaming Satan and by calling the trinity a freakish three-headed God. In my article on Predestination, I talked about how we should not blame Satan for our problems because God uses Satan to execute His plan of glorification and restitution. Getting back to the trinity, here is what the Bible says:

Matthew 28:18-20 – And having come near, Jesus spake to them saying, Given to me all authority in heaven and on earth; having gone, then, disciple all the nations, (baptizing them – to the name of the Father, and the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all, whatever I did command you,) and lo, I am with you all the days – till the full end of the age (YLT)

In Matthew, Jesus said to baptize people in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Note that many churches today use this verse when performing a baptism by saying “I baptize you in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.” Now why would Jesus say this if the Son and the Holy Spirit were not God Himself? Baptism is a symbol of salvation, which is through God alone. For additional proof, take a look at John:

1 John 5:7 – because three are who are testifying [in the heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit, and these – the three – are one; and three are who are testifying in the earth], the Spirit, and the water, and the blood, and the three are into the one. (YLT)

1 John 1:1-3 – That which was from the beginning, that which we have heard, that which we have seen with our eyes, that which we did behold, and our hands did handle, concerning the Word of the Life – and the Life was manifested, and we have seen, and do testify, and declare to you the Life, the age-during, which was with the Father, and was manifested to us – that which we have seen and heard declare we to you, that ye also may have fellowship with us, and our fellowship [is] with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ; (YLT)

1 John 5 says that the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit are one being. Who is the Word? 1 John 1 tells us that the Word is Jesus. Therefore, the Bible proves that God has a trinity nature. He is God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, all-in-one. An analogy of the trinity is H2O. H2O can be in different states of matter: steam, water, or ice. It can even be all three at the same time, but its molecular structure remains the same. So God can be in three different states at the same time, but He is still one being.

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