Trinity Vs. Supposed Sin of Shirk?

jul6Continuing on with this month’s topic, I need to show that God is triune and not a single deity. The best place to start is at Christ’s baptism.

Matthew 3:13-17 (KJV) describes the scene this way. “Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him. But John forbad him, saying, ‘I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me?’ And Jesus answering said unto him, ‘Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness.’ Then he suffered him. And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: And lo a voice from heaven, saying, ‘This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.'”

Now how could God be a singular entity when the Spirit of God and Jesus were in the same place when God spoke from heaven?

Likewise, God spoke from heaven in John 12:28 (KJV). “‘Father, glorify thy name.’ Then came there a voice from heaven, saying, ‘I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again.'”jul6a

But Qu’ran 4:116 says, “Allah will not forgive that partners be associated with Him; but will forgive anything less than that, to whomever He wills. Anyone who ascribes partners to Allah has strayed into far error.”

Also, how could the Old Testament address God in the plural form (read Genesis chapter one) and show himself to be a triune being in the New Testament, yet the Qu’ran claims he has no partners? If God and Allah were the same being, he himself would be guilty of the sin of shirk, ascribing partners to himself.

I’ll be wrijul6bting more about this in my next book called You Think You’re Going to Heaven? Foolish Christians believe that God and Allah are the same but I’ve shown here without equivocation that they aren’t.

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What is the Holy Spirit’s Job?

feb07Now that I’ve explained the Holy Spirit’s job, what does he do in us? I know that whole books could be written on that topic so I’ll just sum up a few of his duties to the Father and Christ.

First and foremost, he’s our teacher. As Jesus told his disciples in John 16:13 (KJV), “Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will show you things to come.”
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The Holy Spirit also comforts us by strengthening us. Jesus’ disciples felt as if he was about to abandon them so he promised to send the Holy Spirit. As John 14:26 (KJV) states, “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.” Both promises were fulfilled at Pentecost.

And if we must testify in front of officials for our faith, the Holy Spirit will put his words into our mouths. Look at what Mark 13:11 (KJV) says. “But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Ghost.”
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Additionally, the Holy Spirit emboldens believers. Christ’s disciples were suffering horrendous persecution from the Pharisees soon after Pentecost. They wisely took the matter to the Lord in prayer. Look what Acts 4:31 (KJV) describes. “And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness.”

I could list more verses which outline the Holy Spirit’s job description but this post would be far too long. Instead, I’ll save that information for my next book called You Think You’re Going to Heaven? Far too many Christians know little or nothing at all about this neglected third person of the Trinity. I hope I can partially rectify this deficiency.