In order to accept the doctrine of the Trinity, one must completely deny the preponderance of the evidence. The overwhelming weight of the evidence concerning the identity of God is heavily against Trinitarian claims. Not only so, the veracity of their doctrine is quite distant from reasonable doubt. Indeed, a three person God is never even mentioned in the entire Bible but must be read into the text.
Jesus is the son of God. God is one and Jesus is another, his son. Throughout Scripture, time and time again, God is clearly understood to be quite simply the Father of Jesus. Indeed, Jesus declares quite plainly that his Father is his God and our God too. And Jesus even teaches that the Jews "worship what we know" and then proceeds to explain that a time has come to worship the Father in Spirit and in Truth. Yet, Trinitarians would have it that Jesus has a God on one hand and we are supposed to worship Jesus himself as God on the other because Trinitarians have decided for themselves that they have dreamed up excuses for these things. And not only so, we are supposed to believe that three persons are God even though no three person God is ever mentioned by Jesus or anyone else in the Bible. And even worse, we are supposed to believe God's Spirit is a separate third person?
In the Bible, God regularly refers to himself with the singular personal pronouns "I" and "Me." He also inspires his prophets to refer to him as "He" and "Him." Wouldn't God be misleading people by using singular personal terms to refer to himself if God is not one person but three persons? Was God playing mind games with his people? And we also find in the Bible that Yahweh God, explicitly identifying himself as the Father, declared, "there is no God besides Me." Is that declaration not plain enough?
In the Bible, "God" is simply Jesus' Father. Jesus is God's Son, that is, the Son of the Father. Are we really supposed to assume that God is something more than Jesus' Father? The one and only God which Jesus himself worshiped and served was one person - his Father alone. Jesus said, "My Father and your Father, my God and your God." Quite plainly, Jesus expects our God to be the same God as his God. Who then is Jesus' God? Are we really expected to believe he served a three person God? And if the Father is the one and only God Jesus served, why then do Trinitarians advocate serving a different three person God? And a God that is also never once described in the entire Bible?
The word "God" is normally used in the Bible to refer to Jesus' Father. Is that not plain enough? Jesus also refers to his Father as "the only God" and "the only true God." Paul contrasted many gods to "one God, the Father." He also said there is "one God and Father of all." Is it not clear enough? Is it not plain who Jesus and his apostles worshiped as God? Paul said, "there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Jesus." A mediator by definition is neither party in question. And here in this verse, the mediator, Jesus, is neither "the one God" nor the group of "men" for whom he mediates. Is it not clear enough?
Who was the God of the Jews? A three person being? No. Their God was one person, Jesus' Father. And Jesus was the Son of their God. The Bible says the God of Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob glorified his son Jesus. That certainly is not a reference to a three person God.
While much more decisive proof exists on many accounts, the preponderance of the evidence itself is decisive. The God of the Bible was Jesus' Father, and only his Father. And he reminded us that his God is our God. Indeed, since there is only one God we should need no reminding by Jesus that the God he worshiped, his Father, and only his Father, is the one and only God.
Last Updated: March 25, 2011