The Appearing of the Messiah
Trinity on Trial : Act V

Trinity on Trial : Act IV

...continued from Trinity on Trial : Act III

The ‘unchangeability’ of YHWH is stressed throughout the Hebrew Scriptures:
“God is not a man that he should lie, neither the son of man that he should repent.” (Numbers 23:19)
“I am God and not man.” (Hosea 11:9)
“God is not a man that he should repent.” (1 Samuel 15:29)
“For I YHVH change not.” (Malachi 3:6)

The ‘unchangeability’ of YHWH is also stressed in the New Testament:
“Every best gift cometh down from above, from the Father of lights with whom there is no change nor shadow of turning.” (James 1:17)
“The God of our Fathers has glorified his servant Jesus.” (Acts 3:13)
“I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob.” (Mark 12:26, Matt. 22:32)
“So serve I the God of our fathers.” (Acts 24:14)
“The God of our fathers has appointed thee to know his will.” (Acts 22:14)

Those who heard these words spoken would never have misinterpreted their meaning: any suggestion that Jesus was ‘divine’ would have been regarded by Israelites as thoroughly detestable and a monstrous idolatry.

The New Testament is also emphatic that God has never been seen by the human eye:
“No man has seen God at any time” (John 1:18, 6:46)
“Whom no man has seen or can see.” (1 Timothy 6:16)
“No man has beheld God at any time.” (1 John 4:12)
“(God is) eternal, immortal, invisible.” (1 Timothy 1:17)

These texts were all written after Jesus’ death and resurrection. Taken singly or collectively, they completely refute the suggestion that a change occurred in God's substance, nature, person, or...any other tortuous Trinitarian formula devised by theologians.


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