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Eld James Groce
Editor Apostolic Standard

Question: Why does Genesis 1:26 use the plural word “us” if there is only one God?

Answer: Trinitarians argue that this verse shows a trinity of Divine persons, but the verse immediately following says, “God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him.” Notice the use of the singular personal pronouns. John 1:3,10 makes it clear that creation was the work of ONE Divine person. “The world was made by Him” (Jesus).

Isaiah 44:24 is crystal clear on this point. God speaks in the first person and says, “I am the Lord that spreadeth abroad the earth by Myself.” Could language be plainer? Creation is the work of One Divine Person only (see James 2:19, Mal. 2:10).

The Trinitarians emphasize the words “we” and “our” in John 14:23 and similar verses and argue that this reveals a plurality of Divine persons. The Trinitarian must, according to his own theology, believe that the verse, “We will come and make our abode with him” means that he has three Divine persons abiding in him. There is only one way to have God abiding in you and that is by the Spirit. Eph. 4:4 says, “There is one Spirit.” The meaning of John 14:23 is very clear if you have the oneness key. Matthew 10:20 speaks of the Spirit of the Father, Gal. 4:6 speaks of the Spirit of the Son, yet there are not two Spirits but one (Eph. 4:4). Oneness can interpret John 14:23 and every other “plural” verse, but Trinitarianism can offer no explanation. The plurals do not indicate persons but rather offices in the one person is clearly seen in John 12:45, “And he that seeth Me seeth Him that sent Me.”

Here are some verses that offer plain evidence that Jesus is the Father, that He is the Holy Ghost and that He certainly is the Son. “These Three are One!”

1. That He is the Father:

a. Isaiah 9:6 – “…the Everlasting Father…”
b. John 14:9 – “He that hath seen Me hath seen the Father.”
c. John 10:30 – “I and My Father are One.”

2. That He is the Holy Ghost:
a. Ephesians 4:4 – “There is One Spirit.”
b. I Cor. 8:6 – “There is one Lord, Jesus Christ.”
c. II Cor. 3:17 – “Now the Lord (Jesus) is the
Spirit.”

Paul wrote in Col. 2:9 that “In Him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily.” You must face the spiritual facts that Jesus is all in all or He is not God at all. Do you say He is God, fully God, truly God, wholly God, solely God, altogether God, and exclusively God? Or do you think, as many do, that He is but the second person of a Trinity?

Remember, if Jesus is the fullness of the Godhead (which the Bible declares that He is!) and you persist in worshiping two others, you transgress the Scripture. “There is no God else besides Me.” If you regard Him as being one-third of God (when you worship) then you cannot be truthfully called a worshipper of God. In a day coming everybody everywhere will believe nothing else (Zech. 14:9). As Jesus asked His disciples, I ask you also the same question; “Who do men say that I am?” If you do not see that He only is God then Jesus also said, “If you believe not that I Am He, you will die in your sins.”

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