The third verse which Christians claim validates the
doctrine of the trinity is the verse of John 10:30
"I and my father are one."
This verse, however is quoted out of context. The
complete passage, starting with John 10:23, reads as
"And Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon's porch.
Then came the Jews round about him, and said unto him, How
long dost thou make us to doubt? If thou be the Christ, tell
us plainly. Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believed
not: the works that I do in my Father's name, they bear
witness of me. But ye believe not, because ye are not of my
sheep, as I said unto you. My sheep hear my voice, and I
know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal
life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man
pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is
greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my
Father's hand. I and my Father are one."
In divinity? In a holy "Trinity"? No! They are one in
PURPOSE. Just as no one shall pluck them out of Jesus' hand,
so too shall no one pluck them out of God's hand.
Need more proof? Then read:
"Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also
which shall believe on me through their word; That they all
may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that
they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that
thou hast sent me. And the glory which thou gavest me I have
given them; that they may be one, even as we are one."
Is all of mankind also part of the "Trinity"?
Such terminology can be found in many other places, read
"Know ye not that your bodies are the members of
Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ, and make
them the members of an harlot? God forbid. What? know ye not
that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two,
saith he, shall be one flesh. But he that is joined unto the
Lord is one spirit,"
1 Corinthians 6:15-17
"One God and Father of all, who is above all, and
through all, and in you all."
"For as the (human) body is one, and hath many
members, and all the members of that one body, being many,
are one body: so also is Christ. For by one Spirit are we
all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles,
whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink
into one Spirit. For the body is not one member, but
1 Corinthians 12:12-14
Once we read the above verses and understand what the
message was that Paul was trying to get across, then we can
begin to understand his words in such places as
"There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are
called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one
baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all, and
through all, and in you all."
"St. Paul" was speaking about Christian unity, not about
a plurality of gods merged into one body. As we shall soon
see, he was completely ignorant of where his teachings would
later lead, and how decades later, they would be the
foundations which would spawn the "Trinity" doctrine.
Once again, here is our updated table:
God is ONE
Isaiah 43:10-11, Deuteronomy 4:39, Isaiah 45:18,
Isaiah 44:6, Isaiah 45:6, Isaiah 45:22, Exodus
20:3, Exodus 34:14
God is TWO
John 10:30 |
God is THREE
1 John 5:7 |
II Corinthians 13:14,
God is MANY