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Bible Way Ministries

2103 Shelton Street

San Angelo, Texas

Lonnie Green III, Senior Pastor, Founder

There Is Only One God

Notes From: The Foundation of Truth  By Bishop Lonnie Green  PH.D., D.D., LL.D.

One True God:

There are over fifty passages of scripture that teach that God is one and that there is no other. No other truth of scripture receives more prominence than that of the Oneness of God.

Deut. 6:4 “Hear, O Israel; the Lord our God is one Lord.”

Isaiah 44:8 “Is there a God beside me? Yea, there is no God; I know not any.”           

1Tim. 2:5 “There is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.”

James 2:19 “Thou believest, that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and         tremble.”

Further References: 

Isaiah 45:5     

I Corinthians 8:4

Isaiah 46:9    

Revelations. 4:2

Mark 12:32    

A multiplication of Gods is a contradiction; there can be but one Supreme Being: one God. Such a Being cannot be multiplied, nor pluralized. There can be but one ultimate all-inclusive God.

The Oneness of God is the great truth and message of the Old Testament. The Jews sought to stone Jesus because he laid claim to Deity; and said,” For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy and because that thou being a man, makest thyself God.” The truth taught in the Old Testament is never contradicted in the New Testament but rather fulfilled.

The Trinity Examined:

The word “Trinity” is not in the Bible. The doctrine called the Trinity was introduced by the Roman Catholic synod at the beginning of the third century at the Nicean Council in 325 A.D. The Athasasian Creed later made the Trinity a fundamental tenet. It kept company with other Roman Catholic tenets such as: Transubstantiation, Indulgences, Mariolatry, Infallibility of the Pope, Purgatory, etc. Unfortunately, when Protestants repuciated the above fallacies they held on to the error of the Trinity maintaining a vital link with the false and unscriptural creeds of the Roman Catholic church.

The word “persons” when used regarding the Godhead does violence to the absolute Oneness of God. Dividing God into three persons makes three Gods which is Tri-theism reardless of how it may be argued otherwise. God is the “Three in One”; not the “One in Three”. The doctrine of the Trinity leads to much confusion and contradiction.

Elohim:

Elohim is a Hebrew word in the plural form translated “God” in our Bibles. Trinitarians will argue that this means a plurality of persons in the Godhead. To answer this we shall quote from Smiths Bible Dictionary: “The plural form of Elohim has given rise to much discussion. The fanciful idea, that it referred to the Trinity of Persons in the Godhead, hardly finds now a supporter among scholars. It is either what grammarians call the plural of majesty, or it denotes  the fullness of divine strength, the sum of powers displayed by God.”

The question might be asked;” Why did the Jews, knowing that Elohim was plural, cling so tenaciously to the Oneness of God?”

Elohim is applied to Christ in the following Scriptures.

Zech. 11:4,12,13  – Elohim was sold for thirty pieces of silver.

 Zech. 14:5  – Elohim is coming back as King.

Zech. 12:10     Elohim was pierced at Calvary .

The true significance of Elohim is a plurality of attributes and powers.