Jan. 10, 2013.
Uh oh, there's Jesus getting into trouble with the Pharisees again. He opened his holy mouth and said, "My Father has been working until now, and I have been working." This is recorded in John 5:17, after he healed the man with the 38-year infirmity. In the following verse we are told by John, that the Jews [those from the Hebrew tribe of Judah who practiced Judaism] sought all the more to kill him, because he not only broke the Sabbath [the rules they made for it], but he also said that God was his Father, making himself equal with God.
I was taken to the John 5 passage while reading 2 Cor. 3:17, which reads: Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. When I read that, I had to read it many times before it became clear to me what it was saying. Basically, there is no Trinity. In the Old Testament, God never defines himself as a Trinity [three separate co-equal, co-eternal persons], but rather he describes himself by his attributes. These divine attributes are: omnipresence, omniscience, omnipotence, omnificent, holiness, mercy, long suffering, truth, etc. However, pagan god-heads are 'Trinitarian" by nature, and are fabricated by using a father, a mother [female spirit of wisdom], and their son, all of which claim deity. For example: Osiris is the father, Isis is the mother, and Horus is their son in the Egyptian trinity.
No where in Holy Writ, do we ever see these Trinitarian titles verbatim: "God the Son", and "God the Holy Spirit". Why? According to Scripture, the Lord is the Spirit, in whom dwells the fullness of the Godhead [Divine Nature] bodily, as Jesus. He is also the head of all principalities and powers, except God the Father, because that office is the highest office and dominion which Jesus holds [Isa. 9:6]! This is also supported in the book of Revelation, when Jesus is speaking to His churches, he says that they are to heed what "the Spirit" says to the Churches. It doesn't take an English major to tell you that Jesus is the Spirit, since he is the one who is doing the talking in the text. Amen!