The doctrine of the trinity is taught all throughout the Bible and surprisingly in the Book of Mormon. I am not saying the Book of Mormon is from God, but it is interesting that Mormons hate the doctrine of the trinity when their own book speaks of it loud and clear. I wonder what they think when they read verses in their Book of Mormon that refer to the trinity of Christianity. I am speaking of 2 Nephi 31:21, Alma 11:44, 3 Nephi 11:35,36, and Mormon 7:7. There may be other verses also that I am missing at the moment. These verses all have one thing in common and that is that the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are one. Not once does it say one in purpose. I’ve written on each one of those verses except for the one in 3 Nephi. Let’s read it now to see if it speaks of the trinity as I just mentioned. It reads, “verily, verily, I say unto you, that this is my doctrine, and I bear record of it from the Father; and whoso believeth in me believeth in the Father also; and unto him will the Father bear record of me, for he will visit him with fire and with the Holy Ghost. And thus will the Father bear record of me, and the Holy Ghost will bear record unto him of the Father and me; for the Father, and I, and the Holy Ghost are one.” (3 Nephi 11:35,36) Therefore, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are one God. I am not adding to these verses by saying one in purpose, the same way I do with the Bible.
Whenever a Mormon sees the phrase, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are one, they automatically add purpose to those verses. This happens when they read the Bible and their Book of Mormon. This is because they say. “In God the Father, His Son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. However, we don’t believe in the traditional concept of the Trinity. We believe that the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost are three separate beings who are one in purpose.” “We call them the Godhead.” (Do Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Believe in the Trinity?) Speaking of the Godhead in the Bible, we are taught, “beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.” (Colossians 2:8,9) This is speaking of Christ’s body, of which the Father and Holy Spirit can dwell. Jesus even said this. “Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.” (John 14:10) Lastly, John wrote, “for there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. ” (1 John 5:7) This is what we call the trinity, the true meaning of the Godhead. Not one in purpose, but one God indeed. Amen.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I pray that people will stop adding to the Bible and simply read the chapters and verses as they actually read. And not just do this, but do so with the help of the Holy Spirit. Only with Your Spirit in us can we properly interpret scripture and have it be beneficial to us and others. I know that many people want to be missionaries, evangelists, teachers, preachers, and pastors in the faith. However, this is a huge calling that a person is undergoing in their lives. For this reason, these individuals need to make sure what they believe in is from You and not from man. What we have are many false witnesses in the world we live in. They can teach a good sermon or seem to know the Bible well, but if they do not have Your Spirit with them we cannot trust them. I have seen so many people that appear to be righteous on the outside, but inwardly are so vile and wicked just like unto the world. It is a shame to even speak of the things they believe in and teach also. Lord, have mercy upon these lost souls. You know that I have been trying to be a light in the darkness, but only a few people are willing to hear You in the days we are living in. Surely, people want to live their own lives and don’t want us to be interrupted even if their beliefs are false. So I ask that You make a way for me and others to reach those who are ready to receive You. I love You, Lord. Use me mightily for Your kingdom. Amen.