In the doctrine of the Trinity, the three person God is a singular identity, the Triune being is a singular "I." Whenever the one God of the Bible is indicating there is no other God besides He Himself, Trinitarians insist, by an act of their own will, that this is the Triune God speaking.
In effect, this means there is a God above the Father. The Father alone is the one and only God of Jesus. However, in the doctrine of the Trinity, the person of the Father is only one person OF the Trinity. The one true God, Trinitarians say, is the three-person-God and they do not believe in three Gods. That also means the Father is not a God in his own right, even though we know the Father alone was the one and only God of Jesus. Rather, in the doctrine of the Trinity, the Father is only a "subset" of the greater Triune God. The Father is only one person OF this Being who is a single identity, a single "I."
If we think this through, this means there is an identity greater than God the Father, the Triune God. It means there is an identity, a singular "I" above the Father, the Triune Being. Blasphemy. There is no God great or above the God of Jesus, his Father alone.
In Trinity doctrine, the Father is not above all. He is not above God the Son and He is not above the third person of the Trinity. And he is not above the Triune Being. Indeed, he is only one person "OF" the Trinity. However, the Bible says that there is "one God and Father who is ABOVE ALL." (Ephesians 4:6).
Last Updated: March 29, 2011