The Trinity Delusion An exposé of the doctrine of the Trinity

Deuteronomy 18:15-19

Yahweh your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your countrymen, you shall listen to him. This is according to all that you asked of Yahweh your God in Horeb on the day of the assembly, saying, ‘Let me not hear again the voice of Yahweh my God, let me not see this great fire anymore, or I will die.’ The Lord said to me, ‘They have spoken well. I will raise up a prophet from among their countrymen like you, and I will put My words in his mouth, and he shall speak to them all that I command him. It shall come about that whoever will not listen to My words which he shall speak in My name, I Myself will require it of him. Deuteronomy 18:15-19

Proof of the Trinity Error

This passage clearly demonstrates the error of the Trinity. It not only demonstrates that God the Father was the One who spoke out of the fire to Israel but the passage also shows us that Jesus cannot be the One God.


The Evidence

1. Acts 3:22-26 - Peter Quotes Moses

Moses said, ‘The Lord God will raise up for you a prophet like me from your brethren; to him you shall give heed to everything he says to you. And it will be that every soul that does not heed that prophet shall be utterly destroyed from among the people.’ And likewise, all the prophets who have spoken, from Samuel and his successors onward, also announced these days. It is you who are the sons of the prophets and of the covenant which God made with your fathers, saying to Abraham, ‘And in your seed all the families of the earth shall be blessed.’ For you first, God raised up His servant-son and sent him to bless you by turning every one of you from your wicked ways.”

The above passage describes how God sent Jesus and we know it was God the Father who sent Jesus. We also know that "God" in the above passage is the Father because it says He raised up His pais, his servant-son. That can only be true of the Father.

Peter makes it very clear to us that God the Father made this promise and Jesus was the prophet whom God the Father had promised to raise up. The Father had promised, "I will put My words in his mouth." And indeed, Jesus testified many times that his words were not his own but the Father's who sent him (John 3:34; 7:16-17; 8:26,28,38,40,47,55; 12:48-50; 14:10,24; 17:8). He tells us that spoke in God the Father's name, that is, on the Father's behalf.

I will raise up a prophet from among their countrymen like you, and I will put My words in his mouth, and he shall speak to them all that I command him. It shall come about that whoever will not listen to My words which he shall speak in My name, I Myself will require it of him.

So Peter makes it undeniably plain that God the Father made this promise. Now observe why God the Father promised to raise up the prophet Jesus. God the Father had spoken to them out of the fire on the mountain and they were terrified that if God spoke to them they would die(Ex 20:19).


2. Deuteronomy 18:16 - "Let me not hear the voice of Yahweh my God"

Yahweh your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your countrymen, you shall listen to him. This is according to all that you asked of Yahweh your God in Horeb on the day of the assembly, saying, ‘Let me not hear again the voice of Yahweh my God, let me not see this great fire anymore, or I will die.’ The Lord said to me, ‘They have spoken well. I will raise up a prophet from among their countrymen like you, and I will put My words in his mouth, and he shall speak to them all that I command him. It shall come about that whoever will not listen to My words which he shall speak in My name, I Myself will require it of him.

God promised to raise up this prophet so that they would no longer need to hear God Himself speaking to them. Therefore, it is quite clear this prophet, Jesus, is not God. Jesus is that prophet God had promised to raise up who would speak on the Father's behalf so that they did not need to hear God speaking to them, something which terrified them. Hence, we can be certain that Jesus is NOT God but someone who spoke on God's behalf.


3. Deuteronomy 18:16 - "Let me not see this fire"

Yahweh your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your countrymen, you shall listen to him. This is according to all that you asked of Yahweh your God in Horeb on the day of the assembly, saying, ‘Let me not hear again the voice of Yahweh my God, let me not see this great fire anymore, or I will die.’ The Lord said to me, ‘They have spoken well. I will raise up a prophet from among their countrymen like you, and I will put My words in his mouth, and he shall speak to them all that I command him. It shall come about that whoever will not listen to My words which he shall speak in My name, I Myself will require it of him.

God the Father's promise through Moses also shows us it was the Father who spoke to Israel out of the fire on the mountain when He gave them the Law (Exodus 19-20). The Greek word pais is a word which means "servant" and "child" in one word. This is the word Peter used to refer to Jesus at Acts 3:26 concerning Jesus. And we know it was God the Father who sent Jesus. Hence, we know it was the Father who made this promise to raise up the prophet Jesus and it was therefore the Father who spoke to Israel out of the fire on the mountain.


4. Deuteronomy 4:35-36 - No one is God but the Father

The One who promised to raise up the prophet Jesus at Deuteronomy 18:15-19 is the One who spoke out of the fire to the people of Israel. At Acts 3:22-26, Peter shows us it was the Father. Notice what Moses says at Deuteronomy 4:35-36:

To you it was shown that you might know that Yahweh, He is God; there is no other besides Him. 36 Out of the heavens He let you hear His voice to discipline you; and on earth He let you see His great fire, and you heard His words from the midst of the fire.

Here, Moses makes it quite clear that the One who spoke to Israel out of the Father is God and no one else is God. Now that we know that the One who spoke out of the fire is the Father, we also know that no one is God but the Father alone since that is what Moses declares.


Conclusion

God's promise through Moses makes it very clear that Jesus was not God but someone who spoke on behalf of God so that people would not need to hear the voice of God. These words also show us it was the Father who spoke to Israel out of the fire on the mountain when He gave them the Law. Even further, since we know it was the Father who spoke out of the fire, we also know Moses was referring to the Father when he said, "Yahweh, He is God, and there is no other but Him."


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Created: July 28, 2015
Last Revision/Update: January 29, 2016


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