Have you ever wondered about the doctrine of the Trinity? How could the God of the Bible be One, but at the same time be three Persons? You know the song, “God in three Persons, blessed Trinity.” Does that mean that we serve three Gods? There are those who say, Christ (the Messiah) can’t be God (YAH) because you can’t find Him in the Old Testament. But He’s right there in the first three verses, in the book of Genesis. However, many don’t see Him. You know why? Because you have to know where to look.
Most of us know the Scripture from Deuteronomy 6:4 that says, “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord,” which was confirmed by the Messiah in Mark 12:29. If we don’t get this right, I can promise you that you’re going to be led into the pagan belief system, which will eventually lead you to Nimrod, Semiramis and Tammuz. This is the false trinity religion (out of Babylon). They may be called by different names in various religions but they all trace back to these three. If you get the understanding on this concept, it will help you to understand Scripture a bit better. Of course, it’s the Holy Spirit who gives wisdom but the Bible says, “in all of your getting get understanding.” I believe that some of the confusion comes from the question about the divinity of the Messiah.
Was the One the world knows as Jesus divine? We have many non-trinitarian faith groups that reject the doctrine of the Trinity while other religious groups say that the Messiah was just a created being – He was like the angels and therefore not divine. The term ‘Trinity’ is latin and it means ‘three are one’ – mainly God the Father + God the Son + God the Holy Spirit. Some reject this term because it cannot be found in the Bible and the debate comes largely from the belief that the Messiah was not divine, and He cannot be proven to be so from Scripture. But is that true? Can we find scriptural evidence or scriptural references showing that He is divine? The plurality of God is represented in several Scriptures:
2 Corinthians 13:14
Now, let’s answer the question about whether or not Yahshua was there during creation. In Genesis 1:1-4, if you read the first verse, “in the beginning”, we just identified Him. There’s the source. Who said, “I am the beginning and the end”? It’s Messiah saying this (you can also find this in Revelation 22:13). So then, how could He say that, if He wasn’t in the beginning during creation? There are many ways for the Most High YAH to manifest Himself. The one the world knows as Jesus or Yahshua, He is manifested in verse 1 and 3 (of Genesis 1). He is the spoken word. When the Father speaks, the uttered words coming out of His mouth is Jesus or Christ the anointed word. This is also consistent with Genesis 1:26. Who is the “us” and the “our” in this passage? The God of the Bible reveals himself to include His spirit and His word but single in being. Messiah also proved that He was there in the beginning. John 1:1-5 makes it crystal clear, “in the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God.” It’s telling us that He was there, and the word was God. He was in the beginning. He became flesh and dwelt among us (John 1:14). He is represented in the Old Testament. We see this in John 8:56-59 and John 10:30-33. He knows who He is and when He tells the Jewish leaders this. They tried to stone Him because He was telling them that He was God. They were trying to kill him because they said, “You being a man make yourself God.” Another verse proving his divinity is Philippians 2:6 where it says, “who being in the form of God did not consider it robbery to be equal with God.”
Now, let’s address the question about, “who am I praying to”, but first, let’s read Isaiah 43:10-13. When He says, “pray in my name”, what you’re doing is using the authority of His word. You are using the word to say, “Father, this is what you promise, or this is what I can have. You sent Your word to heal me, so healing is mine because this is what Your word says.” His word is His power. You are using the authority of the word to pray to the Most High. There is one God–YAH; He is One. But He represents or manifests Himself in other ways – through His word and through His spirit. With the Scripture in 1 Timothy 3:16, what is He talking about when He said, “believed on”? The words He delivered, the words He came to bring, is what we are to believe. The gospel.
What is the gospel? In its simplest form, it’s His message to man that says, “You transgressed My laws and because I’m just, your punishment is death. But because I love you, I will come down in the form of My word and pay that price for you, so that you don’t have to die for your sin unless you choose to.” Now we know the meaning of Yahshua’s name: ‘YAH came down to save’. Out of all of the other gods worshiped, did any of them claim to come to this earth to die for the sins of man? It’s our choice now to receive salvation so that we can live. Isn’t that good news? It says, “He was then received up in glory”, so the Word went back to where He was. He came from the Father. The Father then sent Himself in spirit form. This was His ultimate plan. He didn’t want to be on the outside of man, He wanted His seed to be on the inside of us, but we had to receive Him into ourselves. How could we know that we wanted Him above all else until we experienced all else?
When you receive something, you’re making a decision. You want it otherwise you reject it. It can’t be forced on you. He chose us before the foundation of the world. He wanted us. When you receive salvation, you are exercising your free will to say, “YAH, I choose you. I choose your way.” Again, our Father loves us. This is why He sent His Word: to heal us and deliver us from destruction (Psalm 107:20). Learn more when you view the accompanying video, Concept of Trinity in Christianity l Get the Facts.