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“The Godhead,” Unitarian ‘One God,’ Modulism Jesus-Only God, the Catholic-Protestant Trinity…  What do the Scriptures, Historical Facts, and Church Doctrine Really Say?  

 

Renette Vermeulen 

 

1 Ths. 5:21; 1 Jn. 4:1-4, “Test all things: [especially all church doctrine;] hold fast what is good.  Abstain from every form of evil… Do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are of God, because many false [teachers] have one out into the world..”

 

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Introduction 

In this study, as in all my other work, I am not interested in false dogma, or in drawing my own conclusions.  I am only interested in exposing, as far as possible, the Entire Truth, as found in the full context of Biblical Scripture, and real church history and church dogma; nothing less, nothing more. Fact and “all truth” is therefore all I am willing to give.  

If one asks a Muslim what the name of his god is, he would answer surprised, “Why, Allah, of course!”  The same holds true of Buddhists, Hindus, etcetera. In conversation, without hesitation, real Hebrews would call God “HaShem,” which means, “The Name,” or “The Holy.”  However, should one ask Christians, “What is the Name of the God of both the Old and New Testaments of the Bible?” many Roman Catholics, Reformed Protestants, Messianic Jews, Zionists, Armstrongians, Branhams, Seventh Day Adventists, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Oneness Pentecostals or Jesus-Only, Unitarians, Pentecostal-Charismatics and other Evangelicals, would hesitate and even refuse to call Him “Jesus!” 

So, why are Christians confused about the Name of God and Who God really Is?  None of the early believers in Christ were confused about the Name and Nature of their God, Savior, and Redeemer.  If someone is confused about the Name, Character, Being, and Word of God, it is certainly not God Himself. 

Jesus Himself commanded in both the Old and New Testaments, “The first of all the commandments is:  ‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is One [God. ] [You must worship the Only One True, Omnipresent, Almighty, Creator God of both the Old and New Testaments of the Bible.  Thus,] you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, and mind, and with all your strength ...and your neighbour as yourself.  There is no other commandment greater than these,” (Mark 12:29-31; Deut. 6:4-5.)  Paul agreed in 1 Cor. 8:4-8, “Concerning the eating of things offered to idols, we know that an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is no other God but One!” 

So, where do all the interpretations of God and the arguments about His Name and the truth of His Word come from?  Well, from the “mother” of all Christianity, the Roman Catholic Church, and her infiltrated masonic orders, of course.  It seems the pagan/Christianized deceptions of the ‘mother church’ are endless, as “all roads lead to end-time, church unity with Rome.” 

When John Calvin, Martin Luther, Melanchthon, and their Protestant contemporaries came along during the Reformation, they left the ‘mother church,’ but founded their own Christian denominations on basic Roman Catholic Church structures and many of her core doctrines.  At the time, co-reformer Michael Servetus, a medical doctor and theologian, disputed the Roman Catholic interpretation of The Godhead of the Scriptures, which John Calvin adopted as the main doctrine of Protestantism.  So, Servetus became one of the most prominent martyrs, whom John Calvin, father of the Dutch Reformed and other Protestant Churches, tortured to death on the stake.  Half a millennium later, Protestant clergy are still telling their members that all Protestant doctrines and church structures were purged from Christianized, Roman Catholic paganism.  However, it is an indisputable fact that many of the basic Roman Catholic church forms, norms, and doctrines, disguised as truth and light, are still functioning untested and unchallenged among Protestants of all denominations, exactly as prophesied in Rev. 17:3-6!   

It is not ‘antichrist’ to “test and prove” all doctrine, spiritual manifestations and other things, “to see whether they are from God;” it is a Scriptural commandment of God, (1 Ths. 5:21; 1 Jn. 1:4.)  Thus, not a single church doctrine or spiritual manifestation is exempt from obedience to God to “live circumspectly,” (1 Ths. 5:21, 1 Jn. 4:1-4; Eph. 5:15.)  The true Word of God, studied in the context of all Scripture, is not manmade dogma and cannot divide the real body of Christ into denominations.  It is idolatry and witchcraft, [making our own plans instead of following God’s will,] not to “examine ourselves, [and especially our denomination’s church forms, norms, and doctrines,] to see whether we are [truly] in the faith,” (2 Cor. 13:5; 1 Sam. 15:22-23.) 

 

Content 

· Different Interpretations of the Being of the God of the Bible:

Modulism, or Jesus-Only as in Oneness Pentecostalism   

Unitarianism, or the worship of a God like Jehovah while denying Jesus the Christ and the Holy Spirit    

Polytheism, or the worship of many gods  

Monotheism, or the worship of One God  

Dualism or Binitarianism: the worship of two gods in one   

Monotheistic Tritheism or Trinitarianism as is the Trinity Creed

“The Godhead” is the only Scriptural term for the Inseparable “One God” of Father, Son and Holy Spirit

To Test the doctrine of the trinity in Obedience to Scripture is labelled as the worst kind of antichrist blasphemy

CONTEXTUAL TRUTH OF THE SCRIPTURES VERSUS ROMAN CATHOLIC/PROTESTANT DOCTRINE 

ROMAN CATHOLIC/PROTESTANT DOCTRINES EXPLAIN THE ORIGIN AND MEANING OF THE TRINITY as Hypostases, Ousia,  and Consubstantiality

Sophia or Shekinah: the feminine Roman Catholic holy spirit “mother” Mary; the 3rd person in the trinity  

What do Jesus and the writers of New Testament Scripture say about the word “trinity” and the concept of trinitarianism

· God the Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy spirit in the Old Testament  

The New Testament term, “The Godhead” of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, (the word ‘trinity’ is not in the Bible.)

“Let Us make man in Our Image…” shows us what God looks like according to Scripture 

· The Name and Nature of the Godhead of the Bible:    

What are the Names of God the Father — the Son — and the Holy Spirit

Is God’s ‘Personal’ Name Jehovah, as Jehovah’s Witnesses claim?’

Jesus, the God-Man-Angel of Jehovah’s Witnesses, or the Armstrongian ‘Subordinate” or “Lesser”  God

My Father is Greater than I” - What does it mean? 

LET US TEST SOME OF THE DOCTRINES OF MESSIANIC JUDAISM

 

DIFFERENT INTERPRETATIONS OF THE BEING OF GOD 

· Modulism: This “Oneness” Pentecostal or “Jesus Only” teaching in all its different forms excludes the Scriptural Godhead of the Bible: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  Modulism was/is also taught with different variations by mason William Branham; [see the photo below on right of the masonic pyramid on his grave,] Jehovah’s Witnesses, and Seventh-Day Adventists, although most Adventists now hold to the doctrine of the trinity.  Modulism states, “God is only one Person with three attributes; manifestations such as wind and fire, or as Branham said, “mere Titles or Names,” such as “Christ.”  Branham’s “holy spirit” is mere manifestations of Jesus in the form of wind and fire at Pentecost — not The Spirit Himself, Who indwelt all His sincere disciples since that day. 

I have to say Modulism or Jesus-Only makes it difficult to understand how Jesus prayed to Himself in Gethsemane, how He prayed to Himself while interceding for His disciples in John Chapter 17, etcetera.  How can a mere ‘title or name’ without a character, (intelligent personality,) or an ‘activity’ such as wind and fire be referred to as “He,” Who speaks and convicts of sin, righteousness and judgement?  How can wind or fire be “grieved,” and “blasphemed against?” 

Masonic orders orchestrated all unscriptural denominations or divisions of Roman Catholic Christianity.  They can never resist the urge to boast their real connections, influence, and works.  Hence, photographs, masonic signs, church steeples, (the Babylonian-Christian symbol of masonic phallic and sun worship,) and pyramids always tell the hidden truth about church leaders and the secret origins of their incredibly false doctrines and prophecies. 

 

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Photo Above Left:  The masonic pyramid near the grave of Jehovah’s Witnesses Founder, Charles Taze Russell.  The inscription below the Knights Templar symbol, the cross and the crown, (Christianized by even the Baptist Church and the Apostolic Faith Mission,) reads, WATCHTOWER BIBLE & TRACT SOCIETY.  Russell based nearly all his Watchtower teachings (which are not real Bible teachings) on masonic dogma. 

Photo Above Right:  The masonic pyramid on the grave of William Branham; false prophet and preacher, who steered (and is still steering) thousands of gullible souls away from God’s Scriptural truth.  Branham did not believe in the Scriptural Holy Spirit, His supernatural gifts, or His miraculous power.  Branham had an ‘angel’ under his command, (which is Scripturally impossible,) who did his miracles for him!  Supernatural holy angels are servants of God, but Scripturally and practically, they never replace the work of the Holy Spirit, and they are subject to God Alone, not to human beings! 

 

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Above:  The masonic obelisk on the grave of the prophetess and teacher Ellen G. White of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, who virtually nullified the truth of God’s Word through her own unscriptural ‘revelations.’  God commanded that false prophets must be stoned to death to purge His people from their destructive ways!  (Deut. Chapter 13.)  Under the spiritual New Testament Covenant in Christ, physical stoning can be equated to exposing and rejecting — which is a definite New Testament commandment of God, (Eph. 5:11; 2 Jn. v. 9-10.) 

 

· Unitarianism:  A religious doctrine, which rejects the doctrine that God is three gods or persons in one, as well as the Divinity of Jesus Christ.  Both Judaist “Shema” and Muslim “Tawhid” declare “One God” without any of the “manifestations” or “attributes” of Modulism, Oneness Pentecostalism, and Jesus-Only.  Unitarianism declares one deity in one person, while omitting the Scriptural Being and Nature of The Scriptural Godhead of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, as Jesus explained in Jn. 14:16-17, “I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper that He may abide with you forever — the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be [constantly] in you [after the outpouring of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost; Mt. 28:19-20.]” 

· Polytheism:  The belief in and worship of several deities or gods such as in Hinduism, Buddhism, and all types of  ancestral worship.  Ancestors are worshipped as gods and ‘mediators,’ not merely as ‘spirits.’  Polytheism is also practiced in the Christian worship of spiritual or church ancestors.  For instance, prayer and worship to the deceased so-called ‘saints’ of Roman Catholicism and to ‘mother’ Mary  in particular.

· Monotheism:  Monotheism means the worship of Highest, One God as described in the whole Bible.  The Scriptural (both Old and New Testament) belief that God is the only One, All-Good God, but not according to Unitarianism or Modulism.  Isa. 45:21-22, “...There is no other God besides Me... For I Am God, and there is no other.”  In the entire context of Old and New Testament/Covenant Scripture, the One and Only Real God reveals Himself as the inseparable, all-knowing, ever-present, almighty “Godhead” or “Godliness” of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. 

· Dualism or Binitarianism: Two (dual) ‘divine persons’ (or gods,) each with its own, completely different or opposite character, (as in light and darkness, good and evil, male and female,) integrated into one god

 

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Above, first two images on left: Binitarianism or the worship of two, or dual gods in ‘union’ or in ‘one:’ the creator/destroyer gods and male/female gods of Chinese Jin and Jang in various forms of paganism. 

Above, third image from left: The father and son Binitarianism of Herbert W. Armstrong’s Worldwide church of God followed in the original footsteps of the sabbatical or 7th Day Church divisions.  Armstrong made more than 200 false prophecies.  He  also said there are two completely separate divine persons or gods in “the godhead,” and cited Stephen’s dying words, “I see… the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God!” (Acts 7:56.)  Armstrong adapted his version of Binitarianism from the Roman Catholic trinity and the polytheism of Joseph Smith’s Mormonism, (from which the Latter-Day Saints sprouted,) the Sacred Name Movement, and the masonic Jehovah’s Witnesses and Seventh Day Adventists.  In addition, he applied British Israelism to America, (the Zionist, Messianic Judaism, Kingdom-Now dogma of preacher John Hagee and Company,) teaching that America is the so-called “divinely chosen, ten lost tribes of Israel” - his reason why everything seems ‘bigger and better’ in America.  He defined his Binitarianism-polytheism as follows, “God is revealed in the Scriptures as a Divine Family.  The Father and Son, (two separate persons “in one;” meaning two different gods in agreement or union with each other,) reside in heaven, with their human, “spiritually begotten” [Armstrongian] godchildren on earth….  While the holy spirit is simply the power of god...” 

Above far left: The ‘dual character’ of god or supposedly the god of both good and evil, light and darkness, etcetera.  However, the Monotheist God of the Scriptures, (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) is a Mono (or One,) all-good, single-minded God. “Every good and perfect gift comes from the Father of lights, with Whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.”  No lie, deceit, evil or darkness can be mingled with The Light, the true God of the Bible!  (Jam. 1:17.) 

 

Monotheistic Tritheism or Trinitarianism is the Trinity creed: Tritheism means the worship of three gods.  Monotheism means the worship of one god.  Wikipedia Encyclopaedia explains this Roman Catholic doctrine, which was simply inherited by Protestants during the Reformation, as follows, “The Christian doctrine of the trinity defines God as three [completely different individuals or divine] persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The three separate divine persons are distinct, yet each one is God, and in union, or actually, “in agreement with another.”   

 

The Godhead of the Scriptures (the word trinity does not exist anywhere in Scripture,) is the Inseparable, Omniscient, Omnipotent, Omnipresent “One God” of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, as revealed in both the Old and the New Testament Covenants.  In Acts 17:24-31 Paul called Him “Divine Nature,” [the Creator God] in Whom we live and move and have our being…  [Therefore,] “we aught not to think that the Divine Nature is like silver or stone, [which can be handled, understood, and patterned according to man’s plans and perceptions,] something shaped by art or man’s devising.  [Which, as we will see,  is exactly what the Roman Catholic Vatican did in their ‘creation’ of the trinity!]  Truly those times [of ignorance about Who Almighty God really Is,] He overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent [from their false doctrines and teachings about God,] because He has appointed a Day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by the Man Whom He has ordained.  He has given assurance of this to all by raising Him from the dead.” 

“Divine Nature” commanded the physical Old Hebrew nation in Deut 6:4, “Hear O Israel, [you are set apart from the paganism and polytheist idolatry of the world all around you, because] The Lord your God, the Lord is One [God!]”  [And there is no other god besides Him…] 

Jesus echoed this Old Covenant commandment in Mark 12:29, saying, “The first of all the commandments is: ‘Hear O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is One [God!] And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, (mind,) and strength.’  This is the first [or most important] commandment…” 

Paul obeyed this first commandment and taught in 1 Cor. 5-6, “Even if there are so-called gods…  Yet, for us, there is One God: the Father, of Whom are all things and we for Him, and One Lord Jesus Christ, through Whom are all things, and through Whom we live…”  This is not Binitarianism, because thorough all his teachings, Paul never forgot “the Eternal Power and Godhead,” the Holy Spirit, (Jn. 4:21-24,) Who convinces of sin, makes spiritually alive all those who choose to personally accept Jesus as their Lord, Savior, Redeemer, Blessor and God, and “teaches them all things as He leads them into all truth,” (Rom. 1:20; Jn. 14:26; 16:13.)   

 

(Continue to Test the Dogma of the Roman Catholic/Protestant Trinity )