First off, you need to know that the word “Trinity” is not found in the Bible. The word Godhead however IS. Tertullian coined the word “Trinitas,” which means “the number three” from which we derive the word “Trinity.”
Act 17:29 Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man’s device.
Rom 1:20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
Col 2:9 For in Him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily.
John 3:36 The Father loves the Son and has given all things into his hand.
John 5:22 The Father judges no one, but has given all judgment to the Son,
*Tertullian originated new theological concepts and advanced the development of early Church doctrine. He is probably most famous for being the first writer in Latin, known to use the term trinity (Latin: trinitas). According to The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, “Tertullian’s trinity [is] not a triune God, but rather a triad or group of three, with God as the founding member”
The first recorded use of this Greek word in Christian theology was by Theophilus of Antioch in about 170. He did not speak about a Trinity of god however.
The Council of Nicaea was the first council in the history of the Constantine created Catholic Church after he issued the Edict of Milan in 313 making Jesus the patron of his army, the Council of Nicaea was intended to address the entire body of its believers. It was convened by the Roman Emperor Constantine l in AD 325 to resolve the controversy of Arianism, a doctrine that held that Christ was, based on the holy scriptures, a created being.
Col 1:15 (Jesus) Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:
Rom 8:29 For those God foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brothers.
Heb 1:6 And again, when He brings the firstborn into the world, He says, “Let all God’s angels worship Him.”
*No theologian in the first three Christian centuries was a trinitarian in the sense of a believing that the one God is tripersonal, containing equally divine “persons”, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
The very word “God” in the Old Testament is ‘ĕlôhıym or Elohim in Hebrew, it’s Strong’s word #H430. This word is a plural word only in Hebrew and it means: divine rulers or judges.
*We see Jesus Himself explaining His relationship with His Father, with examples of their separate but distinct roles and the active working of the Holy Spirit and how you can blaspheme against the Son of Man, and be forgiven, but NOT the Holy Spirit in these following Bible verses:
Mat 11:27 All things are delivered unto Me of My Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and He to whomsoever the Son will reveal Him.
Mark 14:36 And He said, Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; take away this cup from me: nevertheless not what I will, but what thou wilt.
Luke 22:42 Father, if You are willing, take this cup from Me. Yet not My will, but Yours be done.
John 5:30-31 I can do nothing by Myself; I judge only as I hear. And My judgment is just, because I do not seek My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me. If I testify about Myself, My testimony is not valid.
*We can clearly see by these three verses that Jesus and the Father have separate wills, and Jesus needed to submit His will to the will of the Father.
John 14:28-29 You heard Me say, ‘I am going away, and I am coming back to you.’ If you loved Me, you would rejoice that I am going to the Father, because the Father is greater than I.
John 10:29 My Father who has given them to Me is greater than all. No one can snatch them out of My Father’s hand.
Luke 11:13 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask Him?
John 16:23-24 In that day you will no longer ask Me anything. Truly, truly, I tell you, whatever you ask the Father in My name, He will give you. Until now you have not asked for anything in My name. Ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be complete.
Mat 12:31-32 Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men. And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.
1 John 5:7 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.
*Now, it is important to note that the use of this word “one” here in 1 John 5:7 is used in the context of unity, not in the singular sense. Jesus prayed in the Garden this:
John 17:20-21 I am not asking on behalf of them alone, but also on behalf of those who will believe in Me through their message, that they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that Thou hast sent Me.
*Jesus was in no way implying that all those that would believe in Him through the messages of the apostles would some how become one fused being, but was very clear that He was speaking concerning the oneness of unity through the Holy Spirit.
John 14:26 But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have told you.
So in conclusion: from the Scriptures themselves and the Words in Red, Jesus is not the Father, nor is He the Holy Spirit, but the Son of God. All three are God, remember the word is plural. Christ was the firstborn of all creation. The Holy Spirit is not the Son of God, since you cannot speak blasphemy against the Holy Spirit and be forgiven but if you can speak against the Son of God, Jesus, you can be forgiven. There are 3 distinctly, but are ONE in complete unity. Just like it takes 3 components to connect you to this cyber world you’re on now. The Internet, Wifi, and a Username/Password. The Godhead works together in unity to connect us to the Father, by the Holy Spirit through the Name and Blood of Jesus, the Son of the Most High God. Remember, Jesus came and died and shed His blood to reconcile us to the FATHER in Heaven.
I pray this article has put some things into perspective for you…
John 17:4-6 I have glorified You on earth by accomplishing the work You gave Me to do. And now, Father, glorify Me in Your presence with the glory I had with You before the world existed. I have revealed Your name to those You have given Me out of the world. They were Yours; You gave them to Me, and they have kept Your word.
God Bless! Be Free and Set Free in Jesus Name.