I, I am He, and there is no God besides Me. Deuteronomy 32:39
Proof of the Trinity Error
God the Father declares there is no God besides but He Himself
Do you thus repay YAHWEH, O foolish and unwise people? Is He not your Father who has bought you? He has made you and established you.... See now that I, I am He, and there is no God besides ME.
(Deuteronomy 32:6, 39).
1. Yahweh the Father is the Speaker in Verse 39
The word translated as "God" in this passage is the Hebrew word elohim. Hebrew did not have upper and lower case letters. The verse simply says there is no ELOHIM besides me.
Here at Deuteronomy 32:6, Moses identifies Yahweh as the Father and so we discover precisely just who is speaking in verse 39. If we keep reading the passage, we find that YAHWEH Himself begins to speak at verse 20, and if we continue reading to verse 39, Yahweh the Father declares "there is no God besides "ME." This declaration by the Father excludes everyone else. The Father is declaring that there is no God besides He Himself.
Sometimes, Trinitarians wish to claim that the "Father" in this passage is not God the Father. A common claim (without evidence) is that the Father here is the Triune Being. However, the Scriptures show us that this is impossible.
2. Bizarre Trinitarian Claims: "Our Four Fathers"
When we weave tangled webs sometimes our lies become very obvious. When Trinitarians here claim the Father in view is the Triune God, they end up with three "God the Fathers": (1) Jesus' Father, the one people usually understand to be God the Father, (2) they identify Jesus himself as the Father at Isaiah 9:6, and finally, (3) they attempt to claim the Triune God is the Father here at Deuteronomy 32. And even further yet, they know, and must accept that, (4) the Holy Spirit is the person who fathers/begets baby Jesus and this is the third person of the Trinity and not the first. The Father of a child is by definition the person who conceives him. This is yet another Father for a grand total of four Fathers in Trinitarianism. Absurdity stacked upon absurdity.
Do not call anyone on earth your father; for ONE is your Father, He who is in heaven. Matthew 23:9
Jesus testifies that for us there is only ONE Father. Therefore, Trinitarian claims that Christians recognize other divine Fathers are necessarily false. Jesus insists there is only ONE Father: his Father. Therefore, the Father identified at Deuteronomy 32:6 is most certainly God the Father, the Father of Jesus. Hence, it was the Father who Himself testified, "there is no God besides ME. In doing so, the Father excludes everyone else by declaring that He alone is God and nobody else.
ONE God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all. Ephesians 4:6.
For both He who sanctifies and those who are sanctified are all from ONE Father; for which reason He is not ashamed to call them brethren. Hebrews 2:11
Do we not all have one Father?
Has not one God created us?
In Trinitarian doctrine, the Father is not the Triune being since that would say the Father is a three person being. The same is true of the Son and the Holy Spirit. In Trinitarian doctrine the Triune being, the Father, the Son, and Holy Spirit, are 4 distinct identities. And the Scriptures make it abundantly clear that the people of God only have ONE Father and not two, or three, or more. Hence, God the Father, and not some other identity, is most certainly the speaker at Deuteronomy 32:39.
3. Even More Evidence
Israel is identified in Scripture as Yahweh's firstborn son (Exodus 4:22). For that reason we read at Hosea 11:1 the following:
When Israel was a youth I loved him and out of Egypt I called My son.
Israel was regarded as Yahweh's son. But carefully notice how Matthew applies this verse to Jesus at Matthew 2:15, "out of Egypt I called my son." Matthew's witness tells us beyond any doubt that it was the Father who spoke these words at Hosea 11:1 since only the Father is the Father of Jesus. Jesus' Father is not a triune being. Hence, we know for certain that the Father of Israel and the Father of Jesus are the exact same identity, no more, no less. Therefore, it is the Father of Jesus who said, "Out of Egypt I called My Son."
Now in our passage at hand, the speaker says he is the one who delivered them out of Egypt. We have seen it is the Father and so we know it was the Father who said in verse 39, "I, I am He, and there is no God besides ME." And we should not be surprised. The only person who was the God of Jesus was his Father alone.
But even further, in verse 18, the Father alludes to Israel as his son whom He begat and gave birth. From Hosea 11:1 and Matthew 2:15, we know for certain this is God the Father. So again, there is no doubt it was God the Father who said, "I, I am He, and there is no God besides ME. It was impossible for that statement to be true if the Trinity was true. The Father states nobody is God but He alone.
The Scriptures make it quite clear that the Father of Jesus and the Father of Israel are the same Father. Jesus teaches us that "ONE" is our Father, not two or three or more as Trinitarians suggest. Therefore, we must conclude that the Father mentioned at Deuteronomy 32:6, and who is speaking at 32:39, is the Father of Jesus, God the Father. If indeed God the Father declares there is no God besides "ME" then should we not believe him? Or should we simply ignore or deny these plains words of God Himself? The Father is excluding everyone else but Himself. No one else is God but the the Father, the God of our Lord.
He is God and there is no other but Him. Deuteronomy 4:35.
Related Links: Deuteronomy 18:15-19
Last Revision/Update: January 29, 2016