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What DO we believe? Lesson 1 (page 1)
Isaiah 45:18 For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I [am] the LORD; and [there is] none else. 
Isaiah 45:21 Tell ye, and bring [them] near; yea, let them take counsel together: who hath declared this from ancient time? [who] hath told it from that time? [have] not I the LORD? and [there is] no God else beside me; a just God and a Saviour; [there is] none beside me.
Isaiah 45:22 Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I [am] God, and [there is] none else
Isaiah 45:23 I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth [in] righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.
Isaiah 46:9 Remember the former things of old: for I [am] God, and [there is] none else; [I am] God, and [there is] none like me,
Romans 14:11 For it is written, [As] I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.
Philippians 2:9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
Philippians 2:10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of [things] in heaven, and [things] in earth, and [things] under the earth;

Philippians 2:11 And [that] every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ [is] Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

First let me say that we believe the Bible is the absolute and irrefutable Words of the Almighty God. All scriptures, (unless otherwise stated), are from the original King James Version of the Bible .

I pray that the following study will answer the questions that you may have.

The trinity is not mentioned in the Bible. The following is From the World Book Encyclopedia. This theory was discussed in approximately 325 A.D. at the Nicene Counsel held in Nicaea in Asia Minor. This counsel was held by the Emperor Constantine to settle the dispute caused by the Arian views of the Trinity. Arius was a priest of Alexandria, who believed that Christ is not the same essence as God but of similar substance. The Council adopted the so called Nicene Creed. This declared that God and Christ are of one substance. It was adopted in the following form, but has been amplified since:

Adopted in 325 at the Nicene Counsel is the following: (World Book Encyclopedia)

"We believe in one God, the Father Almighty, maker of all things, both visible and invisible, and in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Only begotten of the Father, that is to say, of the substance of the Father, God of God and Light of Light, very God of very God, begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father, by whom all things were made, both things in heaven and things on earth; who, for us men and for our salvation, came down and was made flesh, was made man, suffered, and rose again on the third day, went up into the heavens, and is to come again to judge both the quick and the dead; and in the Holy Ghost."
Also from the World Book Encyclopedia, The Empress Irene called a new council in 787 and revoked the above decree. The theory of three co-equal and co-eternal Gods was not in the early church, nor is it mentioned in the bible.
Galatians 1:8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.
Galatians 1:9 As we said before, so say I now again, If any [man] preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.

Wording such as 1st person in the Godhead, (God the Father), 2nd person in the Godhead, (God the Son) and the 3rd person in the Godhead, (God the Holy Ghost), and they are co-equal and co-eternal is said to be a mystery that no one can understand. I agree that the above trinity can not be understood. Some of the questions that I would need answered are these:

  1. How can they be co-equal and co-eternal and be listed as 1st person, 2nd person and 3rd person?
  2. If God and the Holy Ghost or Holy Spirit are not the same, then Matthew 1:18 states, Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary as espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost. Thus the Holy Ghost, (3rd person in the God-Head), would be the Father of Jesus, (2nd person in the Godhead). John 3:16 Jesus states that, God gave his only begotten Son. Luke 1:35, And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. How could God the Father and God the Holy Ghost both be the Father of Jesus unless they are the same spirit of The Almighty God?
  3. How can they be co-eternal if either God or the Holy Ghost is the Father of Jesus?
Colossians 2:9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.
Colossians 2:10 And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:
Philippians 2:5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
Philippians 2:6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
Philippians 2:7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:
Philippians 2:8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
Philippians 2:9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: