This is the first of a series of planned studies regarding Robert M. Bowman's alleged "Biblical Basis" claims for belief in the trinity.
Point Number 1:
There is only one true God.
This one God is a single divine being, called Jehovah or Yahweh in the Old Testament (the Lord).
The Father of our Lord Jesus Christ is God, the Lord.
The scriptures do show that there is only one true God. The one true God is identified in Exodus 3:15 as Yahweh, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. This one true God is the God who sent Moses as a prophet to Israel, to deliver Israel from the land of Eygpt.
It was this same Yahweh, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and of Moses, who said that he would raise up a prophet like Moses, a prophet who speak in his [Yahweh's] name. (Deuteronomy 18:15-19) Thus, Jesus spoke for this one true God as did Moses and the prophets of the Old Testament. (Hebrews 1:1,2) Therefore, it is Yahweh that Jesus spoke of as "the only true God" who had sent him. -- John 17:1,3.
It is Yahweh who is the "God and Father of Jesus." -- 2 Corinthians 11:31; Ephesians 1:3,17; 1 Peter 1:3.
It is Yahweh that Jesus speaks of as "my God." -- Matthew 27:46; Mark 15:34; John 20:17; Revelation 3:12.
It is Yahweh that Jesus speaks of as the only true God. -- John 17:3.
It is Yahweh that Jesus says that he was with before the world of mankind was made. -- John 1:1,2,10; John 17:1,3,5.
Yahweh, however, does not mean "the Lord." "The Lord" is one of the substitutes that many translations give for the holy name, in effect, changing the holy name of the God and Father of Jesus into "the Lord." The Bible does not say that there are many "holy names" (plural), as some would have us believe. The Bible only speaks of the singular, eternal, "holy name" -- Yahweh (Jehovah).
Thus our points in this regard is that:
1. There is only one true God.
2. That one true God is identified as "Yahweh" (Jehovah).
3. That one true God is the God and Father of Jesus.
The next points will be discussed in the next study, Yahweh willing...
Click Here for a list of books we recommend regarding the trinity. Our recommendation does not mean that we agree with all the conclusions and opinions given by the authors.
- Matthew 4:7 and Luke 4:12
- John 10:11,14 - The Good Shepherd (m-jesus)
- Hosea 1:7 - Yahweh Saves by Yahweh
- James 2:19 - God is One
- Is the Trinity Doctrine a Basic Biblical Doctrine?...
- Yahweh is One
- Revelation 2:23 - Jesus Searches the Hearts
- John 2:24
- Matthew 12:25
- Matthew 18:20
- Jesus' Ability to Search Hearts
- RB01 The God and Father of Jesus
- Arius and the Deity of Christ
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