To suggest that Jesus and the Father is the same person, is to suggest that Jesus could not die, which is to make a mockery of the atoning sacrifice on the Cross.
The trinity doctrine denies the sonship of Christ, His true sacrifice, His literal death, and the sacrifice of His Father.
When man had sinned by yielding to the deceptions of the serpent, God gave an evidence of His love by yielding up His beloved Son to die for the fallen race.
In the atonement, the character of God is revealed, the mighty argument of the cross demonstrates to the whole universe of the true sacrifice that both the Father and His Beloved Son have made for fallen man.
The first recorded words of Satan to Jesus were, “If thou be the Son of God.”
In this, the serpent tempted Jesus to doubt His sonship, and yet he failed.
What was the evidence to Jesus that He was the Son of God?-It was the word of God that came to him after his baptism, saying, “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”
But in the trinity doctrine Satan succeeds in casting doubt upon those who profess to be Christ’ followers.
If Jesus is the same as the Father and is absolutely coequal with “the blessed and only Potentate Who only hath immortality” (1 Tim: 6,16), who absolutely cannot die, then Jesus did not die, but lived on.
It turns the death and the resurrection into a satire for our entertainment, giving us no option but to impute our own interpretations into the Bible messages.
When Jesus prayed that his disciples might be one, as He was one with His Father. His prayer did not contemplate one disciple with twelve heads, but twelve disciples, being made one in object and effort in the cause of their Father.
This oneness; is that of two distinct individuals, each having the same thoughts, purposes, and attributes.
The Father and the Son were one in creating the world, and one in the devising and carrying out of the plan of salvation.
Not a thought does one have, that is not the thought of the other. Their unity in creation is shown in the words, “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.” Gen. 1:26.
This union of the Father and the Son serves to explain why the Hebrew word which is rendered “God” is in the plural number.
“No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.” John 1:18.
All that we know of God, we learn through Christ. Let no one therefore say that in exalting Christ we are in danger of lowering our ideas of God.
That is impossible, for the more exalted ideas we have of Christ, the more exalted must be our ideas of the Father.
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