Proof of the Trinity Error: God the Father declares there is no God besides "ME"
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).
Does YAHWEH the Father tell the truth? Here at Deuteronomy 32:6, Moses identifies YAHWEH our God as the Father and we discover precisely just who is speaking in this chapter. And if we keep reading the passage, we find that YAHWEH Himself begins to speak at verse 20, and if we keep reading down to verse 39, YAHWEH the Father declares "there is no God besides "ME." This declaration by the Father excludes everyone else. There is no God besides God the Father.
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.
The Trinitarian Response
This writer has never seen a cogent response from Trinitarians concerning this passage. If you know of a sensible reponse, please submit it.
Four God the 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) Jesus himself as another God the Father, the Eternal Mighty God the Father of Isaiah 9:6, and finally, (3) the Triune God as God the Father here at Deuteronomy 32. And even further yet, they know, and must accept that, 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 God the Father for a grand total of four God the Fathers. Absurdity stacked upon absurdity.
How many Fathers?
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, the Father identified at Deuteronomy 32:6 is God the Father, the Father who Himself testified, "there is no God besides ME
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?
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.
The Scriptures Clearly Identify the Father of Deuteronomy 32
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, "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.
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. 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).
Last Updated: January 8, 2014.