To you it was shown that you might know that Yahweh, He is God and there is no other besides Him.
Proof of the Trinity Error
At Deuteronomy 4:35, whoever Moses is talking about is exclusively God. The point of Moses' statement is that nobody else is God but the One he is referring to. The Scriptures specifically inform us that Moses is indeed referring to the Father in this verse. Therefore, this verse excludes anyone else from being identified as the one God Yahweh and this Scripture proves that only the Father is the one true God. In other words, Moses is excluding everyone from being identified as God except the One who spoke out of the fire to Israel and that One is identified by the Scriptures as the Father.
1. Moses declared that nobody is God but the One who spoke out of the Fire on the Mountain to Israel.
Has any people heard the voice of God speaking from the midst of the fire, as you have heard it, and survived? Or has a god tried to go to take for himself a nation from within another nation by trials, by signs and wonders and by war and by a mighty hand and by an outstretched arm and by great terrors, as Yahweh your God, did for you in Egypt before your eyes? To you it was shown that you might know that Yahweh, He is God and there is no other besides Him. 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. Because He loved your fathers, therefore He chose their descendants after them. And He personally brought you from Egypt by His great power, driving out from before you nations greater and mightier than you, to bring you in and to give you their land for an inheritance, as it is today. Know therefore today, and take it to your heart, that Yahweh, He is God in heaven above and on the earth below and there is no other. Deuteronomy 4:33-39.
2. The One who spoke out of the Fire is the same One who promised to raise up the prophet Jesus.
Yahweh your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your brothers, 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." Yahweh said to me, "They have spoken well. `I will raise up a prophet from among their brothers like you, and I will put My words in his mouth, and he shall speak to them all that I command him." Deuteronomy 18:15-18.
The One who spoke out of the fire is the same identity who promised to raise up the prophet. The incident where God speaks out of the fire to Israel is found at Exodus 20 where He gives them the Law and they beg God not to speak directly to them anymore for fear they would die.
Peter explains to us that Moses was referring to God the Father's promise to raise up Jesus:
Moses said, "The Lord God will raise up for you a prophet from your brethren as he raised me up. You shall listen to him in whatever he tells you. And it shall be that every soul that does not listen to that prophet shall be destroyed from the people.' And all the prophets who have spoken, from Samuel and those who came afterwards, also proclaimed these days. You are the sons of the prophets and of the covenant which God gave to your fathers, saying to Abraham, "And in your seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed.' God, having raised up his servant/son (pais), sent him to you first, to bless you in turning every one of you from your wickedness." Acts 3:22-26.
God'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.
The Scriptural facts show us plainly that Moses is necessarily referring to God the Father at Deuteronomy 4:35 where everyone else is excluded from being identified as God. God's promise through Moses makes it very clear that Jesus someone who spoke on behalf of God so that people would not need to hear the voice of God. This fact tells us that Jesus is necessarily not God. The facts of Scripture show us it was the Father who spoke to Israel out of the fire on the mountain when He gave them the Law and Moses is declaring that nobody is God but the Father.
Related Links: Deuteronomy 32:39
Created: July 28, 2015
Last Revision/Update: September 7, 2015