Keep Your Mind Clear
EchadI must point out as a language teacher and ordinary speaker of English that it is dishonesty to say that echad (Hebrew for “one”) can mean more than one! That is false, very false. Echad, like “one” in English, can modify any noun in the universe. Any noun whatever — one nose, one zebra, one loaf of sliced bread. The word means one and not more than one. Of course it can modify a collective noun, like “one family.” But it is utterly false to say that “one” means more than one. It is a slippery argument! Very slippery. “One zebra” does not mean that one means black and white, and “one tripod” does not mean that one means three!
Alpha and OmegaJesus as the “alpha and omega” in Revelation means that he is the ultimate in the category under discussion. Jesus is the alpha and omega, the first and the last, who died in Revelation 1:17-18
God cannot die!
Jesus is “the author and finisher of our faith” (Heb. 12:2). Please note that Jesus said that the Father is the only one who is true God (John 17:3). Romans 3:29 says that the God of the Jews is the same as the God of the Gentiles, showing that the Trinity is foreign to the whole Bible.
See John 17:3; Neh. 9:6; 2 Kings 19:15; Isa. 37:20.
Show this to all your friends: Cars do not fly; God cannot die! The Son of God, Jesus, died (Rom. 5:10).
Then show them a quote from a standard theological dictionary: “God is not just any Deity, but a distinct divine Person. The LORD is His name” (Theological Dictionary of the NT, single volume, p. 489). It is an obvious contradiction of this easy evidence to say that God is three Persons. He is one Person.
Then show them the crime scene: Basil of Caesarea (330-379 AD), one of the architects of the detail of Trinitarianism, said, “We confess one God not in number but in nature.” Jesus said nothing of the sort!
One is a number! Is that so hard? Remember too that Augustine, desperate to support the Trinity, forged the text in John 17:3, claiming that it should read: “That they may know You [Father] and Jesus Christ, whom You have sent, as the only true God” (Homilies on the Gospel of John). Scripture was thus violated and the unitary monotheism of Jesus and of Israel was obscured.
The above was taken from
Focus On The Kingdom Vol. 18. No. 4