The Trinity Delusion An examination of the doctrine of the Trinity

The Many "I"'s of the Trinity

The Trinity has many "I"s. There are not just three I's in the Trinity. No, no. Trinitarians are very misleading about this matter. There are at least four, probably five identities in the doctrine of the Trinity.

  • The Father
  • The Son
  • The Holy Spirit
  • The One Divine Being
  • The Triune Being

Trinitarians are forced to admit that the one true God is a singular "Who," I," "Me," "He," and "Him." And they insist this is not because God is one person but because God is one being. The word "being" in Trinitarian doctrine is a synonym for "substance" or "ousia" or "nature." And so they insist that God is one "I" because God is one "being." And indeed, this is all they can say because an "I" is a singular identity and the oneness of God is the "being" or "nature" of God. Hence, they can only say God is one "I" because God is one "being." So this is a fourth "I" in addition to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

It is also true that Trinitarians claim that the whole collective, Father, Son, Holy Spirit along with the divine nature which belongs to each of these three persons, is one "Who," I," "Me," "He," and "Him." This is evident at their interpretation of Genesis 1:26 where they claim Elohim is an "US" and "OUR" and that "US" is the three persons of the Trinity. Hence there is even a fifth identity in the doctrine of the Trinity.

Last Updated: March 29, 2011