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How Many Deities Are In Heaven? A Biblical Look at the Trinity

The King James Version (KJV) is mostly used in these lessons. Click here to access the KJV online.
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We have restored on the WLC website, in the Scriptures quoted the Names of the Father and Son, as they were originally written by the inspired authors of the Bible.  Click here to download the Restored Names Version (RNV) of Scripture.  The RNV is a non-WLC resource.  -WLC Team

What set the children of Yahuwah apart from surrounding pagan nations was their belief in only one Deity. The heathen countries believed in many deities.

“The Jews held that there was only one . . . [deity], and the Christian faith comes out of that thinking. However, as the Jewish believers went out to the Gentiles with the gospel message they had to deal with the monotheism [one deity] of the Jewish-Christian belief verses [sic] the polytheism [many deities] of the Gentiles. The problem arose when trying to explain who Yahushua and the Holy Spirit are. The Trinity doctrine was the result of trying to solve this problem.” (Gary Strong, A Close Look at The Trinity, p. 84)

“The language of the Bible should be explained according to its obvious meaning.” The Great Controversy, page 598.

To support the false 'Trinity' doctrine, there are false uninspired words added to 1 JOHN 5 :7-8 (King James Version).

False Scripture Added

A small passage in the Authorized King James Version of the Bible is generally used by Trinity adherents to support the Trinity doctrine. This passage is found in I John 5:7-8, and is bracketed in the following quotation: “For there are three that bear record {IN HEAVEN, THE FATHER, THE WORD AND THE HOLY GHOST: AND THESE THREE ARE ONE. AND THERE ARE THREE THAT BEAR WITNESS IN EARTH}, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.” The bracketed words were added by editors to the Latin Vulgate translation probably in the early fourth century. They do not appear in any of the older Greek manuscripts nor in other modern English translations. They were added to the Latin Vulgate during the heat of the controversy between Rome and Dr. Arius (Irasmus) and Yahuwah’s people.

Bible commentaries explain that these words were never written in the apostle John’s manuscript or any existing early copies of it. The apostle John in his three epistles and the Revelation speaks of “the Father, and . . . Son” (I John 1:3), but never of “the Father and the Word,” except in this uninspired part of I John 5:7-8. Click here to watch a short video on the added text in 1 John 5:7-8.

There was a real reason why the archdeceiver Satan wanted that spurious verse added in the Latin Vulgate from which it crept into the Authorized Version. The Trinity doctrine completely does away with the gospel of Yahushua. His gospel is the message he brought mankind from Yahuwah the Father, the good news of the coming kingdom of Yahuwah! That is the one thing above all Satan wants to defeat.


Yahuwah


1. How many deities does the Bible teach exist?

"Thou shalt have no other elohim before me." Exodus 20:3.

"Hear, O Israel: Yahuwah, our Eloah, Yahuwah is one." Deuteronomy 6:4.

"hath not one El created us?" Malachi 2:10.

"And this is life eternal that they might know thee, the only true Eloah and Yahushua, the Anointed whom you have sent." John 17:3.

"there is none other Eloah but one." 1 Corinthians 8:4.

"But to us there is but one Eloah." 1 Corinthians 8:6.

"One Eloah and Father of all." Ephesians 4:6.

"For there is one Eloah." 1 Timothy 2:5.

"Thou believest that there is one Eloah; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble." James 2:19.

2. What is the common title given in the Bible to the One Deity?

"Have we not all one father?" Malachi 2:10.

"But to us there is but one Eloah, the Father." 1 Corinthians 8:6.

"Grace be to you and peace from Yahuwah the Father." Galatians 1:3; 2 Corinthians 1:2; Romans 1:7.

"According to the will of our Eloah and Father." Galatians 1:4.

"One Eloah and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all." Ephesians 4:6.

"Grace be unto you, and peace, from Yahuwah our Father. "1 Corinthians 1:3; Ephesians 1: 2; Philippians 1:2; Colossians 1:2; 1 Thessalonians 1:1; 2 Thessalonians 1:2.

3. Is the one Deity, our Father, the father of Yahushua as well?

"Blessed be the Eloah and Father of our Master, Yahushua, the Anointed, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in the Anointed." Ephesians 1:3.

"I ascend unto my Father, and your Father." John 20:17.

"One Eloah and Father of all." Ephesians 4:6.

Conclusion: The Bible teaches that there is but one Deity, who is the Father of all.


Yahushua


4. Who is Yahushua?

"And we believe and are sure that thou art that Anointed, the Son of the living Eloah." John 6:69.

NOTE: He is also the only mediator and intercessor between His father Yahuwah and men.

"For there is one Eloah and one Mediator between Eloah and men, the Man, Yahushua the Anointed," I Timothy 2:5

"Who is he who condemns? It is the Anointed [Yahushua] who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of Yahuwah, who also makes intercession for us." Romans 8:34

"Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to Yahuwah through Him since He always lives to make intercession for them." Hebrews 7:25

5. Is ‘the Son of living Eloah’ a mere title given to Yahushua or is He in reality the very son of the Father?

"For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given." Isaiah 9:6.

"Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? who hath gathered the wind in his fists? who hath bound the waters in a garment? who hath established all the ends of the earth? what is his name, and what is his son's name, if thou canst tell?" Proverbs 30:4.

6. If Yahushua is a ‘real’ son of Yahuwah, has the Bible confirmed a beginning to His existence?

"But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting." Micah 5:2.

And the Son of [Eloah] declares concerning Himself: '[Yahuwah] possessed Me in the beginning of His way, before His works of old. I was set up from everlasting. . .When He appointed the foundations of the earth: then I was by Him, as one brought up with Him: and I was daily His delight, rejoicing always before Him.' Proverbs 8:22-30." Patriarchs and Prophets, p. 34

7. Does the New Testament confirm the Old Testament regarding the true and literal sonship of Yahushua?

"And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth." John 1:14.

"No man hath seen Yahuwah at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him." John 1:18.

"For Yahuwah so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16.

"He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of Yahuwah." John 3:18.

"In this was manifested the love of Yahuwah toward us, because that Yahuwah sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him." 1 John 4:9.

Conclusion: The One Eloah at one point from everlasting begat Yahushua, His only begotten son. And if what Yahuwah gave was not His real and only begotten, then Abraham’s test would not have been a meaningful type.


The Only-Begotten Son


8. What did the one Eloah, the Father of all, pass unto His only begotten?

"For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself." John 5:26.

"The brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person." Hebrews 1:3.

9. What does it mean that Yahuwah passed His glory to His only begotten Son?

"And he said, I beseech thee, show me thy glory. And he said, I will make all my goodness pass." Exodus 33:18, 19.

"It pleased the Father that in him should all fullness dwell." Colossians 1:19.

10. Did the one Eloah pass on His name to His only begotten Son?

"For unto which of the angels said He at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son? But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O Elohim, is for ever and ever." Hebrews 1:5, 8.

11. What else was passed by the Father unto His only begotten?

"But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of Yahuwah dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of the Anointed, he is none of his." Romans 8:9.

Conclusion: Yahuwah passed unto His only begotten Son, unconditional ‘life in Himself’. As the baby becomes independent of the mother once he is born, Yahushua became self-existent once He was begotten of the Father. Self-existence was inherent in His birth. In addition to self-existence, the Son received from His Father His very character [goodness], and thus His express image. There was nothing that the Father had which was not passed unto the His only begotten Son. Even the very Spirit of Yahuwah, the Holy Spirit, is shared by His Son. Yahushua naturally inherited the name of His Father, Yahuwah. Yahushua was not, however, co-existent with His Father, being the Son.


Relationship Between Father And Son


12. What did Yahushua say about His relationship to His Father?

"If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I." John 14:28.

"The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do." John 5:19.

"I can of mine own self do nothing…because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me." John 5:30.

13. How did Yahushua regard His Father?

"And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true Eloah." John 17:3.

"Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my Eloah, and your Eloah." John 20:17.

" I and my Father are one." John 10:30.

‘Who, being in the form of Eloah, thought it not robbery to be equal with Yahuwah." Philippians 2:6.

14. In what manner was Yahushua one with the Father?

The Anointed, the Word, the only begotten of [Yahuwah], was one with the eternal Father--one in nature, in character, in purpose--the only being that could enter into all the counsels and purposes of [Yahuwah].Patriarchs and Prophets, page 34.

Conclusion: Yahushua was one with the Father in nature, character, and purpose. But did not regard Himself as an equal to His Father. Yahuwah invested in Yahushua every authority and made Him equal.


Submission of Son to Father


15. How does the Bible demonstrate the submission of Son to His Father, the one Eloah?

"And ye are Anointed's; and Anointed is Yahuwah's." 1 Corinthians 3:23.

"But I would have you know, that the head of every man is the Anointed; and the head of the woman [is] the man; and the head of the Anointed is Yahuwah." 1 Corinthians 11:2.

"That the Eloah of our Master, Yahushua, the Anointed, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him." Ephesians 1:17.

"One Master, one faith, one baptism, One Eloah and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all." Ephesians 4:5, 6.

"For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith all things are put under [him, it is] manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him. 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 Yahuwah may be all in all." 1 Corinthians 15:27, 28.

Conclusion: The one Eloah, the Father, has made His son His equal in nature, character, and purpose; His full and only co-partner. This reality does not negate, however, the submission of the Son to His Father, who is the one Eloah, who rules over all including the Son.

16. Does the Biblical fact of Yahushua’s submission to His Father affect our worship of the Son?

"That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him." John 5:23.

Conclusion: Our worship of the Son is not affected one iota by His submission to His Father. We willingly and happily worship Yahushua, for in Him dwells the fullness of His Father, the one Eloah. We also worship the Son for He is our Saviour, Redeemer, and Advocate before His and our Father. Lastly, we worship Him because He is the only begotten Son of the one Eloah.


Holy Spirit


17. Who is the Holy Spirit?

"But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of Yahuwah dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Yahushua, he is none of his." Romans 8:9.

"And because ye are sons, Yahuwah hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father." Galatians 4:6.

"And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you." John 14:16-18.

Conclusion: The Holy Spirit is none other than the very Spirit of Yahushua which proceeded from the Father, the one Eloah, "of whom [are] all things." 1 Corinthians 8:6.


Taking It Further


There are several conflicting beliefs about the nature of Yahuwah. This stems from the fact that these beliefs were born from various traditions and customs. This study clings to what the plain and beautiful truths of the Bible reveal.

What is the Trinity?

  1. One eloah made up of three persons.
  2. Three eloahs made up of one person.
  3. One eloah acting as Father, other times as Son, and other times as Holy Ghost.
  4. Three separate eloahs all of who are called one Eloah in the Bible because they are in agreement in everything.

All of these beliefs are sometimes referred to as the Trinity, or the Triune Eloah. These ideas have been around for hundreds of years, yet they are not true!

1. Does the Bible teach that Yahuwah consists of three beings or is a Trinity?

No, the Bible teaches contrary to this idea. The Bible speaks of Yahuwah and of His Son, Yahushua, and of Yahuwah’s Spirit, which is Yahuwah's invisible holy presence.

Please refer to the introduction of this study which explains the false uninspired words added to 1 JOHN 5: 7-8 (King James Version) to support the false 'Trinity' doctrine.

2. Who is Yahuwah?

"But to us there is but one Eloah, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Master, Yahushua, the Anointed, by whom are all things, and we by him." 1 Corinthians 8:6.

"The head of the Anointed is Yahuwah." 1 Corinthians 11:3.

"And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true Eloah, and Yahushua, the Anointed, whom thou hast sent.” John 17:3. “One Eloah and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all." Ephesians 4:6.

Answer: Yes. Yahuwah is the Father. It is He who is the greatest Being in the universe. (See Mark 12:29-34.)

NOTE: This is an extremely important question because Yahushua, the Son of Yahuwah, told us that those who worship Yahuwah should worship Him in Spirit and in truth (John 4:24). If we do not worship Yahuwah in truth can we be saved? The Scripture says that those who believe a lie will be damned. (2 Thessalonians 2:10-12.)

O that everyone would realize the great love, the self-sacrifice, the benevolence, and the kindness of our heavenly Father, in giving his Son to die for us that we might, if we believe and do his commandments, have a sweet peace, the Father's joy, the Father's love, and unite with him, heart, soul, mind, and strength, to maintain righteousness and to draw in even lines with Yahushua. It is not the sacrifice of Yahushua only; it is the Father's sacrifice also. The Father, in union and loving sympathy, with his Son, subjected himself to suffer with his Son. He spared not his only begotten Son but freely delivered him up for us all. This gift of Yahushua is the crowning truth of Yahuwah's love, and this Fatherhood, through all time and through eternity. Here is the love of Yahuwah in his Fatherhood. Let us drink in this love, that we may know by experience what a real, tender, joyful, experience there is in a realization of the Fatherhood of Yahuwah.

3. Who is Yahushua?

“Whosoever shall confess that Yahushua is the Son of Yahuwah, Yahuwah dwelleth in him, and he in Yahuwah.” 1 John 4:15.

“And we believe and are sure that thou art that Anointed One, the Son of the living Eloah.” John 6: 69.

“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given.” Isaiah 9:6.

“Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? who hath gathered the wind in his fists? who hath bound the waters in a garment? who hath established all the ends of the earth? what [is] his name, and what is his son's name, if thou canst tell?” Proverbs 30:4.

Answer: Yahushua is the Son of Yahuwah.

NOTE: The Sovereign of the universe was not alone in His work of beneficence. He had an associate--a co-worker who could appreciate His purposes, and could share His joy in giving happiness to created beings. 'In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with Elohim, and the Word was Elohim. The same was in the beginning with Yahuwah.' John 1:1, 2. Yahushua, the Word, the only begotten Son of the heavenly Father.

4. What was Yahushua willing to do in order to save mankind?

To all who love the Saviour, death is but a sleep.  A rest from the labors of life in a sinful world.  There is no consciousness after death, for "the living know that they will die, but the dead know not anything."  (Ecclesiastes 9:5)  When the Life-giver returns, all who have fallen asleep trusting in Him will be given life again. 

Those who have chosen to reject divine Love and the salvation offered, will die the second death.  This is not eternal life in torment.  There is not justice and certainly no love in torturing a soul for an infinite period of time for finite deeds, however wicked, committed in a single lifespan.  But the second death is far worse than the first death.  From this death, there will be no resurrection - ever.

This is the death which Yahushua died upon the cross.  Scripture reveals the Father's love by explaining:

Yahuwah so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.  (See John 3:16.)

Scripture teaches that "the wages of sin is death; but the gift of . . . [Yahuwah] is eternal life through . . . [Yahushua our Saviour]."  (Romans 6:23)  Because "all have sinned, and come short of the glory of . . . [Elohim],"5 it was necessary that all die.  Yahushua died in our place that we, through His perfect righteousness, may be gifted with eternal life.

However, let there be no mistake.  The death required to save sinners was not the gentle "sleep death."  It was the forever death.

Satan with his fierce temptations wrung the heart of . . . [Yahushua].  The Saviour could not see through the portals of the tomb.  Hope did not present to Him His coming forth from the grave a conqueror, or tell Him of the Father's acceptance of the sacrifice.  He feared that sin was so offensive to . . . [Yahuwah] that Their separation was to be eternal.  . . . [Yahushua] felt the anguish which the sinner will feel when mercy shall no longer plead for the guilty race.  It was the sense of sin, bringing the Father's wrath upon Him as man's substitute, that made the cup He drank so bitter, and broke the heart of the Son of . . . [Yahuwah].6

Answer:  He was willing to be eternally separated from the Father.