Now let's look at some Bible verses that further confirm the Father and Son principle, and the Holy Spirit being their Spirit and not a third person. When we add a third person, this destroys the wonderful sacrifice, the true sacrifice of Father and Son. The three in one, one in three principle is nonsensical, it's confusing - ask five different people to explain the trinity and you will likely get five different answers. So let's see what the Bible says, not what we think it should say according to others or to traditions, but what it actually says, and if you twist it or disagree with these statements then you have serious issues with the Author of the book:
1 Corinthians 14:33 "For God is not the author of confusion ..."
So the truths of the Bible should be easy and straightforward to understand. Not confusing. Let's continue.
Deuteronomy 13:1-4 "1 If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and giveth thee a sign or a wonder, 2 And the sign or the wonder come to pass, whereof he spake unto thee, saying, Let us go after other gods, which thou hast not known, and let us serve them; 3 Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams: for the Lord your God proveth you, to know whether ye love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul. 4 Ye shall walk after the Lord your God, and fear him, and keep his commandments, and obey his voice, and ye shall serve him, and cleave unto him."
Now what does the very first commandment say...
Exodus 20:1-3 "1 And God spake all these words, saying, 2 I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. 3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me."
It says "I", "Me" - this is singular, it's talking about one person, not two or three, just one.
Deuteronomy 8:19 "And it shall be, if thou do at all forget the Lord thy God, and walk after other gods, and serve them, and worship them, I testify against you this day that ye shall surely perish."
If we are not worshiping God as the one and only God, God tells us we will perish. This applies to us today, because God does not change, it is we who change, and we will perish if we are not following and worshiping the One true God. We read in Malachi...
Malachi 2:10 "Have we not all one father? hath not one God created us? why do we deal treacherously every man against his brother, by profaning the covenant of our fathers?"
The dictionary says that to profane is to have blasphemous behaviour, it's the act of depriving something of its sacred character.
So how had they profaned the covenant of their fathers? Verse 11 tells us...
Malachi 2:11 "Judah hath dealt treacherously, and an abomination is committed in Israel and in Jerusalem; for Judah hath profaned the holiness of the Lord which he loved, and hath married the daughter of a strange god."
You see the Isrealites had started to worship a strange god, not the one God that their Fathers had worshiped, but a strange god. The patriarchs of old knew that there was only one God...
Deuteronomy 6:4 "Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD:"
The prophet Isaiah was adamant there was only one God...
Isaiah 37:16 "O Lord of hosts, God of Israel, that dwellest between the cherubims, thou art the God, even thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth: thou hast made heaven and earth."
Isaiah 43:10-11 "10 Ye are my witnesses, saith the Lord, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me. 11 I, even I, am the Lord; and beside me there is no saviour."
Isaiah 45:5 "I am the Lord, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: ..."
Isaiah 44:6 "... I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God."
Isaiah 45:18 "... I am the LORD; and there is none else."
How much clearer can God be? How dare we put our own interpretation on this and say; well God doesn't really mean that, this is what He really means. When we do this we make God a liar and we have sealed our fate.
There are many, many more instances in the Old Testament that clearly show us that God is one God - and that we should worship only Him.
This was one of the reasons that Jesus came to this earth. As we move into the New Testament we see that Jesus has come to show us what the Father is like. Now does Jesus teach us about a different God, a three in one, one in three god? Does He say that we should be giving equal worship to three?
Mark 12:28-29 "28 And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, Which is the first commandment of all? 29And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:"
Here we see Jesus using the exact words from Deuteronomy 6:4. So the teaching of one God continues on from the Old Testament into the New Testament...
Mark 12:32 "And the scribe said unto him, Well, Master, thou hast said the truth: for there is one God; and there is none other but he:"
So here this scribe agrees with Jesus and says; you have spoken the truth, for there is one God and no other.
Mark 12:34 "And when Jesus saw that he answered discreetly, he said unto him, Thou art not far from the kingdom of God."
Here Jesus commends the scribe and tells him that because he knows that God is one and there is no other, he is not far from the Kingdom of God, because he has a right conception of who God is and how to worship only Him. This would have been an ideal opportunity for Jesus to have explained the three in one, one in three Godhead if it were true, but He does no such thing, He simply commends the scribe for his understanding of God.
Even when Jesus was being tempted, what does he say to Satan?
Matthew 4:10 "Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve."
And in James 9 we read...
James 2:19 "Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble."
Satan and his demons know there is one God and one Son because they were in Heaven praising both the Father and Son before they fell in sin and rebelled. We read in Matthew about the two demon possessed men who met Jesus...
Matthew 8:29 "And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time?"
Here are a few other New Testament verses that are very plain...
Matthew 19:17 "And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments."
Romans 3:29-30 "29 Is he the God of the Jews only? is he not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also: 30 Seeing it is one God, which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through faith."
1 Corinthians 8:4 "As concerning therefore the eating of those things that are offered in sacrifice unto idols, we know that an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is none other God but one."
Galatians 3:20 "Now a mediator is not a mediator of one, but God is one."
1 Timothy 2:5 "For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;"
We will look at just a few more examples, but there are many more. Over and over again the word of God shows clearly that there is one God and one Son of God.