The Trinity Nightmare
By: Elder Brad Lambeth,
Missionary To Brazil
There are various ways to describe trinitarians. My definition would be: a large segment of people who believe that the Godhead is composed of three separate and distinct persons, each equal in power, presence and knowledge.
I clearly remember a dear lady who affirmed that the Holy Trinity was confirmed to her in a dream. She saw, during the night, a glimpse of heaven. There, arrayed in glory and splendor, she saw the Holy Trinity. They were identical triplets: each had the same facial features, the same height and the same tone of voice! I asked her how she could tell them apart; she replied, “There were title signs above each head!” I am glad to report that she was soon baptized in Jesus’ Name.
Trinitarians, however, do not have dreams, they have nightmares which become reality when they awake. Bible support for such a doctrine as a trinity godhead is embarrassingly inadequate, yea, nil. Let’s examine some of these “nightmare” scriptures that torment the peaceful sleep of
Psalms 2:7 (supported with Hebrews 1:5) is a nightmare for most. David, inspired by God affirmed: “I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.” This verse has two words that are very difficult to explain if you do not believe there is one sovereign God who uses various manifestations to express Himself. Notice the word “begotten.” It means (a.) procreate as a father (b.) to bring about. When “begotten” is matched with “this day” an amazing affirmation is established: at an exact moment of time (“this day”) God procreated (“beget”), from a thought, a physical image of Himself. This affirmation alone totally ruptures the eternal sonship doctrine. Prior to that beginning, the son did not exist!
The title “Son” portrays the flesh, the humanity of God. It did not eternally exist but was “made” (Romans 1:3). Luke 1:35 states, “And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.” Note the verbal inflection: shall be. The Son of God is not “God the Son” because the Almighty is not only a “shall be” but also a “was” and “is.” No verbal conjugation can be used in reference to the only Sovereign God!
John 5:26 states: “For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself;.” This verse could well represent a howling wolf in their nightmares. If the Father gave life to the Son, then we must logically conclude that somewhere on the time-line from eternity past, there was an age that the Son did not have life!
However, for the sake of analysis, let’s entertain for a brief moment the irrational thought of a holy trinity. Another nightmare begins. Their dream holds to three equal persons in the godhead; their nightmare becomes reality when compared to God’s Holy Writ. John 14:28 maintains, “Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I.” This means if there were a trinity (inconceivable!), they would not be equal. The Father wears extra-large; the Son wears small or medium!
The equality factor among the “members” of the “holy trinity” is also attested in John 17:9, “I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine.” Prayer is submission and admission of inferiority. Prayer depicts a human characteristic and is certainly disharmonious with a divine deity concept! What a nightmare!
Worse than howling wolves, Mark 13:32 must chill with terror! “But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.” If there is a trinity of co-equal persons, explain the superior knowledge of the “Father” in determent to the obliviousness of the “Son” concerning “His” own return.
We have already identified two of the three heads of the monster in the nightmare. One remains to be seen. If there was a time when the manifestation of the flesh (the Son) of God did not exist, there is also a time when manifestation of the Son of God will no longer be needed.
Let’s examine 1 Corinthians 15:28, “And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.” Any manifestation of God (including the Son, the Holy Ghost, etc.) is merely a circumscribed segment of a limitless God. Who is sovereign is God, not His manifestations which are often limited by size, time, etc.
The chains are rattling in the cave of their nightmare. The scripture is plain. The visual manifestation of God, His Holy flesh, shed God’s blood conquering sin, sickness and death. After accomplishing the mission, God moved forward with His redemption plan sending on the day of Pentecost His very own Spirit–another personal manifestation of Himself.
How can it be any plainer? Ephesians 4:6 is straightforward: “One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.” He is the Father, the Creator of all divine manifestations of His Singular Person.
When I was baptized in Jesus’ Name, thus acknowledging the Oneness of the Godhead, I was delivered from nightmares that never go away. Now I dream of heaven when I “shall see Him as He is” (1 John 3:2).
THE ABOVE MATERIAL WAS TAKEN FROM A SERMON BY ELDER BRAD LAMBETH, MISSIONARY TO BRAZIL. THIS MATERIAL MAY BE USED FOR STUDY AND RESEARCH PURPOSES ONLY.