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1. The snowball Trinity versus the Father Almighty

The snowball Trinity versus the Father Almighty Who is the real God? A tri nity of persons (The Trinity) or just one person, the F at h...

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

12. A response to the Arian nontrinitarians

A response to the Arian nontrinitarians 

Some brethren returned to the old path of Arians, that the holy spirit is a distinct person from God, created by the Son of God. Here is a response, till i have some time to write a response in Romanian. In Hungarian I wrote one.

What is the holy spirit?
(Holy Spirit or holy spirit?)
by Jay Dickens

"In discussions as to the identity of the holy Spirit, argumentation generally revolves around the issue of personality or a connection with a triune God. In some trinitarian presentations the text at Acts 5:3, 4, is used to show that the holy Spirit is God. In Acts 5:3 Ananias and Sapphira are said to have lied “to the holy Spirit” while in verse 4 they are said to have “lied to God.” These sources simply ignore all the cases in the Bible where an agency is spoken of as if doing what the person directing matters himself actually does. The Scriptures speak of Solomon as building the temple, yet they clearly show that he himself did not build it, did none of actual work. But it was his project, done at his direction, and so it is attributed to him. Similarly to lie to God is also to lie to his spirit and vice versa. But that does not make them interchangeable. We read that “God is light.” But we would not say “Light is God.” (1 John 1:5) So, too, we read that “God is love,” but that does not mean that “Love is God.” (1 John 4:8) Exodus 3:2-6 states that “an angel of the Lord [Jehovah]” appeared to Moses in a burning bush. Yet in subsequent verses it states that God called to Moses out of the bush. Was the angel Jehovah or is Jehovah an angel? Or was the angel simply an agency used by Jehovah? Which? (Compare similarly Genesis 16:7, 10.)"

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The snowball Trinity versus the Father Almighty

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