Should You Believe in the Trinity?

What About Trinity "Proof Texts"?
Page 23: IT IS said that some Bible texts offer proof in support of the Trinity. However, when reading such texts, we should keep in mind that the Biblical and historical evidence does not support the Trinity. Any Bible reference offered as proof must be understood in the context of the consistent teaching of the entire Bible. Very often the true meaning of such a text is clarified by the context of surrounding verses.
Note: Has God been revealed to you by the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit?
Luke 10:22 All things have been delivered to Me by My Father, and no one knows who the Son is except the Father, and who the Father is except the Son, and the one to whom the Son wills to reveal Him."
1 Corinthians 2:10-11 But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God. For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God.
Page 23: When Jesus was baptized, God, Jesus, and the holy spirit were also mentioned in the same context. Jesus "saw descending like a dove God's spirit coming upon him." (Matthew 3:16) This, however, does not say that the three are one. Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob are mentioned together numerous times, but that does not make them one. Peter, James, and John are named together, but that does not make them one either. Furthermore, God's spirit descended upon Jesus at his baptism, showing that Jesus was not anointed by spirit until that time. This being so, how could he be part of a Trinity where he had always been one with the holy spirit?
Note: Jesus Christ was born the Messiah or Savior of the world.
Luke 2:11 "For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord."
Page 24: THAT text, at John 10:30, is often cited to support the Trinity, even though no third person is mentioned there. But Jesus himself showed what he meant by his being "one" with the Father. At John 17:21, 22, he prayed to God that his disciples "may all be one, just as you, Father, are in union with me and I am in union with us, ... That they may be one just as we are one." Was Jesus praying that all his disciples would become a single entity? No, obviously Jesus was praying that they would be united in thought and purpose, as he and God were.
Note: The Watch Tower avoids the immediate context of John 10:30.
Isaiah 43:13 "Indeed before the day was, I am He; And there is no one who can deliver out of My hand; I work, and who will reverse it?"
John 10:25-30 Jesus answered them, "I told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in My Father's name, they bear witness of Me. But you do not believe, because you are not of My sheep, as I said to you. My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand. My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father's hand. I and My Father are one."
Note: The hand of the Father and of the Son is the hand of God.
Page 24: At 1 Corinthians 3:6, 8, Paul says: "I planted, Apollos watered ... He that plants and he that waters are one." Paul did not mean that he and Apollos were two persons in one; he meant that they were unified in purpose. The Greek word that Paul used here for "one" (hen) is neuter, literally "one thing," indicating oneness in cooperation. It is the same word that Jesus used at John 10:30 to describe his relationship with his Father. It is also the same word that Jesus used at John 17:21, 22. So when he used the word "one" (hen) in these cases, he was talking about unity of thought and purpose.
Note: The Greek word hen is also used to define the one true God.
Romans 3:29-30 Or is He the God of the Jews only? Is He not also the God of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also, since there is one (hen) God who will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through faith.
Ephesians 4:4-6 There is one (hen) body and one (hen) Spirit, just as you were called in one (mia) hope of your calling; one (hen) Lord, one (hen) faith, one (mia) baptism; one (hen) God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
Page 24: Right in the context of the verses after John 10:30, Jesus forcefully argued that his words were not a claim to be God. He asked the Jews who wrongly drew that conclusion and wanted to stone him: "Why do you charge me with blasphemy because I, consecrated and sent into the world by the Father, said 'I am God's son'?" (John 10:31-36, NE) No, Jesus claimed that he was, not God the Son, but the Son of God.
Note: The Watch Tower avoids the context of John 10:25-30 on the "hand of God."
Deuteronomy 32:39 "Now see that I, even I, am He, and there is no God besides Me; I kill and I make alive; I wound and I heal; Nor is there any who can deliver from My hand."
Note: The phrase "Son of God" may be taken as the "Son of Man" or "God the Son."
Matthew 26:63-65 But Jesus kept silent. And the high priest answered and said to Him, "I put You under oath by the living God: Tell us if You are the Christ, the Son of God!" Jesus said to him, "It is as you said. Nevertheless, I say to you, hereafter you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Power, and coming on the clouds of heaven." Then the high priest tore his clothes, saying, "He has spoken blasphemy! What further need do we have of witnesses? Look, now you have heard His blasphemy!"
Page 24: ANOTHER scripture offered as support for the Trinity is John 5:18. It says that the Jews (as at John 10:31-36) wanted to kill Jesus because "he was also calling God his own Father, making himself equal to God." But who said that Jesus was making himself equal to God? Not Jesus. He defended himself against this false charge in the very next verse (19): "To this accusation Jesus replied: ... 'the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees the Father doing.'" - JB.
Note: The Watch Tower refuses to acknowledge the two distinct natures of Jesus Christ.
John 5:19 Then Jesus answered and said to them, "Most assuredly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself (humanity), but what He sees the Father do; for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner (deity)."
Note: The Watch Tower rarely quotes entire verses.
Pages 24-25: By this, Jesus showed the Jews that he was not equal to God and therefore could not act on his own initiative. Can we imagine someone equal to Almighty God saying that he could "do nothing by himself"? (Compare Daniel 4:34, 35) Interestingly, the context of both John 5:18 and 10:30 shows that Jesus defended himself against false charges from Jews who, like the Trinitarians, were drawing wrong conclusions!
Note: Jesus Christ was declaring His two distinct natures especially His deity.
John 5:22-23 "For the Father judges no one, but has committed all judgment to the Son, that all should honor the Son just as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him."
Note: Are you honoring Jesus Christ as God? Do you want eternal life or be under judgment?
Page 25: AT PHILIPPIANS 2:6 the Catholic Douay Version (Dy) of 1609 says of Jesus: "Who being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God." The King James Version (KJ) of 1611 reads much the same. A number of such versions are still by some to support the idea that Jesus was equal to God.
Note: Paul was declaring the two distinct natures of Jesus Christ as John did in his gospel.
John 1:14 And the Word became flesh (humanity) and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory (deity), the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
Note: Jesus Christ is the tangible point at which to meet God.
Pages 25-26: The context of the surrounding verses (3-5, 7, 8, Dy) makes it clear how verse 6 is to be understood. The Philippians were urged: "In humility, let each esteem others better than themselves." Then Paul uses Christ as the outstanding example of this attitude: "Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus." What "mind"? To 'think it not robbery to be equal with God'? No, that would be just the opposite of the point being made! Rather, Jesus, who 'esteemed God as better than himself,' would never 'grasp for equality with God,' but instead he "humbled himself, becoming obedient unto death."
Note: Determined Jehovah's Witnesses will have Jesus Christ as their God in judgment.
Philippians 2:8-11 And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord (God), to the glory of God (who?) the Father.
Note: Are you honoring Jesus Christ as God? Do you want eternal life or be under judgment?
Page 26: AT JOHN 8:58 a number of translations, for instance The Jerusalem Bible, having Jesus saying: "Before Abraham ever was, I AM." Was Jesus there teaching, as Trinitarians assert, that he was known by the title "I Am"? And, as they claim, does this mean that he was Jehovah of the Hebrews Scriptures, since the King James Version at Exodus 3:14 states: "God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM"?
Note: As the eternally present God, Jesus Christ was not harmed before the appointed time.
Exodus 3:14 And God said to Moses, "I AM WHO I AM." And He said, "Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, 'I AM has sent me to you.'"
John 8:58-59 Jesus said to them, "Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM." Then they took up stones to throw at Him; but Jesus hid Himself and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.
Note: The Watch Tower rarely quotes entire verses.
Page 26: Thus, the real thought of the Greek used here is that God's created "firstborn," Jesus, had existed long before Abraham was born. - Colossians 1:15; Proverbs 8:22, 23, 30; Revelation 3:14. Again, the context shows this to be the correct understanding. This time the Jews wanted to stone Jesus for claiming to "have seen Abraham" although, as they said, he was not yet 50 years old. (Verse 57) Jesus' natural response was to tell the truth about his age. So he naturally told them that he "was alive before Abraham was born!" - The Simple English Bible.
Note: The context shows that Abraham rejoiced to see Jesus Christ.
John 8:56-57 "Your father Abraham rejoiced to see My day, and he saw it and was glad." Then the Jews said to Him, "You are not yet fifty years old, and have You seen Abraham?"
Genesis 17:1 When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to Abram and said to him, "I am Almighty God; walk before Me and be blameless."
Note: Will you rejoice to see Jesus Christ in love or fear to see Him in judgment?
Pages 26-27: AT JOHN 1:1 the King James Version reads: "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." Trinitarians claim that this means that "the Word" (Greek, ho lo'gos) who came to earth as Jesus Christ was Almighty God himself. Note, however, that here again the context lays the groundwork for accurate understanding. Even the King James Version says, "The Word was with God." (Italics ours.) Someone who is "with" another person cannot be the same as that other person. In agreement with this, the Journal of Biblical Literature, edited by Jesuit Joseph A. Fitzmyer, notes that if the latter part of John 1:1 were interpreted to mean "the" God, this "would then contradict the preceding clause," which says that the Word was with God.
Note: The Son is not the person of the Father, yet they are God Almighty.
John 1:1-5 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.
Note: The Watch Tower does not comprehend God Almighty.
Page 27: At John 1:1 there are two occurrences of the Greek noun theos' (god). The first occurrence refers to Almighty God, with whom the Word was ("and the Word (lo'gos) was with God (a form of theos')"). This first theos' is preceded by the word ton (the), a form of the Greek definite article that points to a distinct identity, in this case Almighty God ("and the Word was with (the) God").
Note: A Greek definite article has no bearing on the determination of God Almighty.
John 1:6 There was a man sent from (no definite article) God, whose name was John.
John 1:51 And He said to him, "Most assuredly, I say to you, hereafter you shall see heaven open, and the angels of (no definite article) God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man."
Note: A Greek definite article has no bearing on the determination of God Almighty.
Page 27: On the other hand, there is no article before the second theos' at John 1:1. So a literal translation would read, "and god was the Word." Yet we have seen that many translations render this second theos' (a predicate noun) as "divine," "godlike," or "a god." On what authority do they do this?
Note: The Watch Tower is declaring Jesus Christ to be a false god.
John 17:3 "And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent."
Note: A Greek definite article has no bearing on the determination of God Almighty.
Page 27: The Koine Greek language had a definite article ("the"), but it did not have an indefinite article ("a" or "an"). So when a predicate noun is not preceded by the definite article, it may be indefinite, depending on the context.
Note: The Watch Tower is declaring God the Father to be a god.
John 5:18 Therefore the Jews sought all the more to kill Him, because He not only broke the Sabbath, but also said that (no definite article) God was His Father, making Himself equal with (no definite article) God.
Note: A Greek definite article has no bearing on the determination of God Almighty.
Page 27: The Journal of Biblical Literature says that expressions "with an anarthrous (no article) predicate preceding the verb, are primarily qualitative in meaning." As the Journal notes, this indicates that the lo'gos can be likened to a god. It also says of John 1:1: "The qualitative force of the predicate is so prominent that the noun (theos') cannot be regarded as definite."
Note: The Watch Tower is declaring God the Father to be a god.
John 8:42 Jesus said to them, "If (no definite article) God were your Father, you would love Me, for I proceeded forth and came from (no definite article) God; nor have I come of Myself, but He sent Me."
Note: A Greek definite article has no bearing on the determination of God Almighty.
Page 27: So John 1:1 highlights the quality of the Word, that he was "divine," "godlike," "a god," but not Almighty God. This harmonizes with the rest of the Bible, which shows that Jesus, here called "the Word" in his role as God's Spokesman, was an obedient subordinate sent to earth by his Superior, Almighty God.
Note: The Watch Tower is declaring God the Father to be a god.
John 8:54 Jesus answered, "If I honor Myself, My honor is nothing. It is My Father who honors Me, of whom you say that He is your (no definite article) God."
Note: Are you honoring Jesus Christ as God? Do you want eternal life or be under judgment?
Page 27: There are many other Bible verses in which almost all translators in other languages consistently insert the article "a" when translating Greek sentences with the same structure. For example, at Mark 6:49, when the disciples saw Jesus walking on water, the King James Version says: "They supposed it had been a spirit." In the Koine Greek, there is no "a" before "spirit." But almost all translations in other languages add an "a" in order to make the rendering fit the context. In the same way, since John 1:1 shows that the Word was with God, he could not be God but was "a god," or "divine."
Note: The Watch Tower is declaring Jesus Christ to be a false god.
Exodus 9:16 "But indeed for this purpose I have raised you up, that I may show My power in you, and that My name may be declared in all the earth."
Exodus 23:13 "And in all that I have said to you, be circumspect and make no mention of the name of other gods, nor let it be heard from your mouth."
John 14:13-14 "And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in My name, I will do it."
Revelation 2:13 "I know your works, and where you dwell, where Satan's throne is. And you hold fast to My name, and did not deny My faith even in the days in which Antipas was My faithful martyr, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells."
Note: Will you hold fast to the name of Jesus Christ? Have you denied the Christian faith?
Page 28: SOME claim, however, that such renderings violate a rule of Koine Greek grammar published by Greek scholar E.C. Colwell back in 1933. He asserted that in Greek a predicate noun "has the (definite) article when it follows the verb; it does not have the (definite) article when it precedes the verb." By this he meant that a predicate noun preceding the verb should be understood as though it did have the definite article ("the") in front of it. At John 1:1 the second noun (theos'), the predicate, precedes the verb - "and (theos') was the Word." So, Colwell claimed, John 1:1 should read "and (the) God was the Word." But consider just two examples found at John 8:44. There Jesus says of the Devil: "That one was a manslayer" and "he is a liar." Just as at John 1:1, the predicate nouns ("manslayer" and "liar") precede the verbs ("was" and "is") in the Greek. There is no indefinite article in front of either noun because there was no indefinite article in Koine Greek. But most translations insert the word "a" because Greek grammar and the context require it.
Note: The Watch Tower is comparing Almighty God to a murderer and a liar.
John 8:44 "You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it."
Hebrews 6:17-18 Thus God, determining to show more abundantly to the heirs of promise the immutability of His counsel, confirmed it by an oath, that by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we might have strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold of the hope set before us.
Note: In context, there are many murderers and liars but only one Almighty God.
Page 28: Colwell had to acknowledge this regarding the predicate noun, for he said: "It is indefinite "a" or "an") in this position only when the context demands it." So even he admits that when the context requires it, translators may insert an indefinite article in front of the noun in this type of sentence structure.
Note: The Watch Tower is comparing Almighty God to a thief and a robber.
John 10:1 "Most assuredly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door, but climbs up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber."
Note: In context, there are many thiefs and robbers but only one Almighty God.
Page 28: Does the context require an indefinite article at John 1:1? Yes, for the testimony of the entire Bible is that Jesus is not Almighty God. Thus, not Colwell's questionable rule of grammar, but context should guide the translator in such cases. And it is apparent from the many translations that insert the indefinite article "a" at John 1:1 and in other places that many scholars disagree with such an artificial rule, and so does God's Word.
Note: The Watch Tower is declaring Jesus Christ to be a false god.
Isaiah 45:22 "Look to Me, and be saved, all you ends of the earth! For I am God, and there is no other."
Hebrews 12:1-2 Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Note: Are you looking unto Jesus Christ for salvation? Are you saved?
Page 28: DOES saying that Jesus Christ is "a god" conflict with the Bible's teaching that there is only one God? No, for at times the Bible employs that term to refer to mighty creatures. Psalm 8:5 reads: "You also proceeded to make him (man) a little less than godlike ones (Hebrew, 'elohim')," that is, angels. In Jesus' defense against the charge of the Jews, that he claimed to be God, he noted that "the Law uses the word gods of those to whom the word of God was addressed," that is, human judges. (John 10:34, 35, JB; Psalm 82:1-6) Even Satan is called "the god of this system of things" at 2 Corinthians 4:4.
Note: The Watch Tower is comparing Jesus Christ to angels.
Hebrews 1:5-7 For to which of the angels did He ever say: "You are My Son, Today I have begotten You"? And again: "I will be to Him a Father, and He shall be to Me a Son"? But when He again brings the firstborn into the world, He says: "Let all the angels of God worship Him." And of the angels He says: "Who makes His angels spirits And His ministers a flame of fire."
Note: Satan is one of many false gods and should not be compared to Jesus Christ.
Page 28: Jesus has a position far higher than angels, imperfect men, or Satan. Since these are referred to as "gods," mighty ones, surely Jesus can be and is "a god." Because of his unique position in relation to Jehovah, Jesus is a "Mighty God." - John 1:1; Isaiah 9:6.
Note: Almighty God is also known as the Mighty God in Scripture.
Jeremiah 32:18 "You show lovingkindness to thousands, and repay the iniquity of the fathers into the bosom of their children after them; the Great, the Mighty God, whose name is the LORD of hosts."
Note: Determined Jehovah's Witnesses will have Jesus Christ as their God in judgment.
Page 28: But does not "Mighty God" with its capital letters indicate that Jesus is in some way equal to Jehovah God? Not all. Isaiah merely prophesied this to be one of four names that Jesus would be called, and in the English language such names are capitalized. Still, even though Jesus was called "Mighty," there can be only one who is "Almighty." To call Jehovah God "Almighty" would have little significance unless there existed others who were also called gods but who occupied a lesser or inferior position.
Note: Almighty God is also known as the Mighty One in Scripture.
Psalm 50:1 The Mighty One, God the LORD, Has spoken and called the earth From the rising of the sun to its going down.
Note: Determined Jehovah's Witnesses will have Jesus Christ as their God in judgment.
Pages 28-29: The Bulletin of the John Rylands Library in England notes that according to Catholic theologian Karl Rahner, while theos' is used in scriptures such as John 1:1 in reference to Christ, "in none of these instances is 'theos' used in such a manner as to identify Jesus with him who elsewhere in the New Testament figures as 'ho Theos,' that is, the Supreme God." And the Bulletin adds: "If the New Testament writers believed it vital that the faithful should confess Jesus as 'God', is the almost complete absence of just this form of confession in the New Testament explicable?"
Note: The Son of God is God the Son. Are you abiding in Jesus Christ?
John 15:7-9 "If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples. As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love."
1 John 4:13-16 By this we know that we abide in Him, and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit. And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent the Son as Savior of the world. Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.
Note: Determined Jehovah's Witnesses will have Jesus Christ as their God in judgment.
Page 29: But what about the apostle Thomas' saying, "My Lord and my God!" to Jesus at John 20:28? To Thomas, Jesus was like "a god," especially in the miraculous circumstances that prompted his exclamation. Some scholars suggest that Thomas may simply have made an emotional exclamation of astonishment, spoken to Jesus but directed to God. In either case, Thomas did not think that Jesus was Almighty god, for he and all the other apostles knew Jesus never claimed to be God but taught that Jehovah alone is "the only true God." - John 17:3.
Note: Jesus Christ never corrected Thomas. Do you have eternal life in the name of Christ?
John 20:28-31 And Thomas answered and said to Him, "My Lord and my God!" Jesus said to him, "Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed." And truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name.
Note: Created godly beings never accept worship.
Revelation 19:10 And I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me, "See that you do not do that! I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren who have the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy."
Note: Is your testimony about the Lord Jesus Christ or about end-time events?
Page 29: Again, the context helps us to understand this. A few days earlier the resurrected Jesus had told Mary Magdalene to tell the disciples: "I am ascending to my Father and your Father and to my God and your God." (John 20:17) Even though Jesus was already resurrected as a mighty spirit, Jehovah was still his God. And Jesus continued to refer to Him as such even in the last book of the Bible, after he was glorified. - Revelation 1:5, 6; 3:2, 12.
Note: Jesus Christ was resurrected with a tangible glorified body not as a mighty spirit.
Luke 24:38-43 And He said to them, "Why are you troubled? And why do doubts arise in your hearts? Behold My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself. Handle Me and see, for a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see I have." When He had said this, He showed them His hands and His feet. But while they still did not believe for joy, and marveled, He said to them, "Have you any food here?" So they gave Him a piece of a broiled fish and some honeycomb. And He took it and ate in their presence.
Note: Jesus Christ accepted worship as God in human flesh.
John 9:35-39 Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when He had found him, He said to him, "Do you believe in the Son of God?" He answered and said, "Who is He, Lord, that I may believe in Him?" And Jesus said to him, "You have both seen Him and it is He who is talking with you." Then he said, "Lord, I believe!" And he worshiped (proskuneo) Him. And Jesus said, "For judgment I have come into this world, that those who do not see may see, and that those who see may be made blind."
Note: True believers in Jesus Christ will worship Him as God.
Page 29: Just three verses after Thomas' exclamation, at John 20:31, the Bible further clarifies the matter by stating: "These have been written down that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ the Son of God," not that he was Almighty God. And it meant "Son" in a literal way, as with a natural father and son, not as some mysterious part of a Trinity Godhead.
Note: True believers in Jesus Christ will worship the Father as Almighty God.
John 4:21-24 Jesus said to her, "Woman, believe Me, the hour is coming when you will neither on this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, worship (proskuneo) the Father.You worship (proskuneo) what you do not know; we know what we worship (proskuneo), for salvation is of the Jews. But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship (proskuneo) the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship (proskuneo) Him. God (the Father) is Spirit, and those who worship (proskuneo) Him must worship (proskuneo) in spirit and truth."
Note: True believers in Jesus Christ will worship the Son as Almighty God.
Matthew 2:11 And when they had come into the house, they saw the young Child with Mary His mother, and fell down and worshiped (proskuneo) Him. And when they had opened their treasures, they presented gifts to Him: gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
Note: Using Watch Tower logic, a natural son is not a human being like his natural father.
Page 29: We also need to keep in mind that not even so much as one "proof text" says that God, Jesus, and the holy spirit are one in some mysterious Godhead. Not one scripture anywhere in the Bible says that all three are the same in substance, power, and eternity. The Bible is consistent in revealing Almighty God, Jehovah, as alone Supreme, Jesus as his created Son, and the holy spirit as God's active force.
Note: The Watch Tower refuses to look at several verses together in context.
1 Corinthians 12:3-6 Therefore I make known to you that no one speaking by the Spirit of God calls Jesus accursed, and no one can say that Jesus is Lord (God) except by the Holy Spirit. There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are differences of ministries, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of activities, but it is the same God who works all in all.
Note: Evidence of a true believer is calling the Son God, to the glory of the Father, by the Spirit.