[There is] one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all.
Ephesians 4:4-6 is another verse where Trinitarians count "1,2,3" and somehow suppose this amounts to a single Triune God.
The Claim vs. The Facts
Counting to three does not amount to one. The Triune God is ONE God in Trinitarian doctrine. Counting to three amounts to three and does not amount to a single three person God. This notion is simply imagined into the text by Trinitarians.
In fact, the text demonstrates that God the Father is the only God.
Proof of the Trinity Error
The one Lord mentioned in this passage has a God, the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ (1:3). The is the God of this one Lord (1:17). Therefore, it can hardly be rationally argued that this one Lord IS the one God when the one God is the God of this one Lord. The Head of every man is Christ and the Head of Christ is God (1 Corinthians 11:3). The Father is the God of this one Lord.
The Father is above Everyone
The verse actually states that believers have "one God and Father over all and in all." The verse not only identifies who are one God is, it also tells us that Father is over all. Since the one God is the Father, He is above everyone including Jesus and for that reason we are informed that the Father is the God of the Lord Jesus (1:17).
The Father is Greater than Everyone
Jesus made a similar statement at John 10:29.
My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than ALL.
For this reason, Jesus said, "The Father is greater than me" (John 14:28).
Ephesians 4:4-6 refers to the one Spirit known by believers, that is, God the Father's Holy Spirit. It refers to the one Lord known by believers, that is, God's son the risen Jesus whom God the Father made Lord by seating him at His right hand (Acts 2:30-36). And it refers to the one God, our Father, who is above absolutely everything and everyone. The Father is the God of the Lord. This demonstrates that the Father alone is God and for that reason he is above all. We are also told that the Father is the God of this one Lord.
Additionally, we are told that the Father is above everyone. He is over all, above all, because the Father is that one God who is above all since He is the Creator of all. And the Father is over and above the Lord Jesus because He is the God of the one Lord mentioned in this passage who happens to be Jesus.
My Father is greater than all. - Jesus
Rather than evidence for the doctrine of the Trinity, this passage demonstrates to us that God is no one but the Father alone.
Created: May 8, 2018
Last Revision/Update: May 8, 2018