REVELATION 4-5–GOD ALMIGHTY, JESUS SUBMISSIVE, HOLY SPIRIT NOT A PERSON

REVELATION 4-5–GOD ALMIGHTY, JESUS SUBMISSIVE, HOLY SPIRIT NOT A PERSON

Trinitarians claim that God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit are all three equals persons within a supposed “Godhead”. But, the scriptures prove otherwise.

“Instantly, I came under the Spirit’s power. I saw a throne in heaven and someone was sitting on it”—Revelation 4:2 GWT

This verse shows us that the Holy Spirit is not a person, but God’s power, as John comes under its influence. As will be shown in this vision, God is sitting on the throne.

“In front of the throne, seven lamps [“the sevenfold Spirit”–margin] were blazing. These are the seven spirits [“the sevenfold Spirit”–margin] of God”—Revelation 4:5 NIV

The NIV marginal readings, in brackets here, are very helpful in identifying “the seven spirits” as “the sevenfold Spirit”, that is, the Holy Spirit. “Sevenfold” helps us to understand that the spirit is perfectly complete, fully equipped for its work of accomplishing God’s work. However, there is no indication of personhood.

“Around the throne, there were four living creatures . . . Day and night they never stop saying: ‘Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty . . . ‘ Whenever the four living creatures give glory, honor and thanks to him who sits on the throne . . . the twenty-four elders fall down before him who sits on the throne and worship him who lives forever and ever . . . and say: ‘You are worthy, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created'”—Revelation 4:6,8-11 NIV

“The Lord God Almighty . . . sits on the throne” and is the one who is worshipped, because he “created all things”. No Triune God is mentioned, or even implied.

“I saw a Lamb, looking as if it had been slain, standing at the center of the throne . . . had seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits [“the sevenfold spirit”–margin] of God sent out into all the earth”—Revelation 5:6 NIV

Jesus Christ is the once-slain “Lamb” (John 1:29; Revelation 1:17,18), and submissively, as predicted over 700 years in advance:

“He was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth”—Isaiah 53:7 NIV

The “seven horns” represent the tremendous power and authority that he has been entrusted with by Almighty God (Matthew 28:18; Philippians 2:9,10), and “the seven spirits” represent the fact that he has also been entrusted with the control of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:33; Romans 8:2; Galatians 4:6; Philippians 1:19).

While Jesus now has such power and authority, he is not equal to “the Lord God Almighty”. Jesus use of the holy spirit shows that it is not a person. The upshot of all this gives us powerful evidence there is no Triune God, or Trinity.

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