IS THERE ONLY ONE PERSON IN THE GODHEAD?
(Twenty questions and answers).
1. If God and Christ are one person only, then was Jesus standing on His own right hand when said of Stephen, "looking up steadfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God?" Acts 7:55.
2. If God and Christ be one person only, did Jesus teach His disciples to pray a lie? Mt. 6:9.
3. If God and Christ were only one person, did Christ LEAVE God (Himself) yet, at the same time, bring God (Himself) to the earth, while at the same time to He SENT Himself? Jesus declared, "for I proceedeth forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but He sent me." Jno. 8:42. Somebody is all mixed up.
4. If Jesus is God, and the Son is the Father, just one person only, does He know what only His Father knows, yet He doesn't know what the Father knows? He is both Himself and not Himself? He know, but He doesn't know! Hear the Son, "of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not even the angels of heaven, neither the Son, but the Father only." Mt. 24:36, ASV.
5. If God, Christ, and the Holy Spirit are only one person, why should the sin against the Holy Spirit be more grievous than the sin against the Son or the Father? Jesus said, "And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him; but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Spirit, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come", Mt. 12:32.
6. If God and Christ are the same person, then when the Jews killed Christ they killed God and the Ruler of all was in the grave three days
7. Christ, on the cross, requested God, His Father, to receive His spirit If they are ONE person, how could the Father RECEIVE the spirit of the Son, when both the Father and the Son died on the cross? If the Father is the Son, then the Father died when the Son died and the Son was delirious when He said, "Father receive my spirit" for there was no Father to receive His spirit. Lk. 23:46.
8. How could God and Christ be only one person when the Bible declares that the disciples saw Jesus but no man has ever seen the Father? Jno. 1:18.
9. Christ declared He came to do His Father's will, ;but not His own will. Is there one person, yet with two wills of two persons? Jno. 4: 34; 6:38,39.
10. Christ said that He had flesh and bones, but "God is a spirit" , Lk. 24:39; Jno. 4:24. If one person only, is God flesh and bones?
11. In 1 Cor. 15:24 Christ declared that He would deliver the kingdom to God, His Father. Did He deliver the kingdom to Himself?
12. If God and Christ are the same person, then they are the son of Abraham and David, Mt. 1:1. This would make God the Son of Adam, Lk. 3:23-38, yet Adam was created by God!
13. If God, Christ, and the Holy Spirit were one person only, then Christ could not be the Son of God, unless He were the Son of Himself. In Mt. 16:16,17, it is revealed "And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. And Jesus answered and said unto him Blessed art thou Simon, Barjona; for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven." To affirm that God, Christ and the Holy Spirit are only one person is to deny that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. What infidel- ity in the name of religion!
14. If God, Christ and the Holy Spirit were only one person, then how could Jesus be a Mediator between God and man, as taught in 1 Tim. 2:5? A mediator is one who stands between, or goes between. How could a person stand between two or more persons when there is only one person? Is it possible to have something between, when there isn't anyone to be between? Christ is our mediator, standing between God and man; man is on earth, God is in heaven. Does Christ stand between Himself and man? Don't you know that He the Son, stands between God, His Father, and man?
15. The Bible affirms that the Spirit came to earth, Acts 2:4; while in Acts 2:33 it is revealed that Christ was seated at the right hand of God in heaven. If God, Christ, and the Holy Spirit were only one person, when the Spirit came to earth, who was left in heaven seat- ed at the right hand of God? Who was God? Who was Christ? Were these two persons who were left in heaven, when the Spirit came down to earth, imposters, just pretending to be God and Christ?
16. When Christ was baptized He was on earth, God was in heaven, and the Holy Spirit descended from heaven, Mt. 3:16,17. Could such be possible if there is only one person in the Godhead?
17. Did Christ offer Himself to Himself? In Heb. 9:14, it is revealed that Christ offered Himself without spot to God.
18. If God and Christ are one person, is Christ greater than Himself? He said, "My Father is greater than I am." Jno. 14:28.
19. In Jno. 16:7-10, Jesus said that God would send the Holy Spirit to the apostles. Was Jesus talking about Himself while, at the same time, He was both in heaven and on earth, promising that he would send Himself from Himself?
20. Was Christ so confused as to tell the apostles that it was necessary for Him to leave them in order for Him to send Himself back to them, He would reveal HIS message to HIMSELF and guide them into all truth? Such would be the case if God, Christ and the Holy Spirit were only one person!
No, my friends, Christ was not confused. But, oh, how confused men can be when they reject God's word! Jesus spoke the truth when He said, "Nevertheless, I tell you the truth; it is expedient for you that I go away, for if I go not away, the Comforter (Holy Spirit) will not come unto you but if I depart, I will send him unto you." Furthermore, He declared, "Howbeit, when he, the Spirit of truth is come, he will guide you into all truth for he shall not speak of himself but whatsoever things he shall hear, that shall he speak and he will show you things to come. He shall glorify me for he shall receive of mane and shall declare it unto you." Jno. 16;7,13,14.
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