Trinity and the Great Commission Matthew 29:19
Presented by Dan L Baxley
Part 2 - (Part 1)
Mat 28:19 Go you therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit:
The above verse is quoted, a lot, as part of the Great Commission and it is also used to support the Trinity Doctrine. Have you inherited this error or have you looked into it at all? Let's consider a few things and get to the bottom of this.
This should be an easy one to unravel, read it again-- "of" the Holy Spirit -- not, "in" the Holy Spirit. The Father, of course, after all, it is His Name, even the Messiah said that He came in the Father's Name. So, whose name is it that is "of the Holy Spirit" if not the Father? Also, as it turns out, Verses 16-19 and titled, The Great Commission, are questionable, as they are not found in all of the earlier Manuscripts. And, like Mark 16:14-20, sister verses to Matthew, are proven to be in error and added at a later time -- somewhere around the 11th century -- that is over a 1,000 years later. Why? Simple, to enforce a doctrine or doctrines taught by the traditions of men.
Next, we have a couple of verses that sound very much like proof that there is a One God with in Three -- or is it, Three Gods as one God? A Triple God personality? Where does that leave us, if the God head is limited to only Three -- so, the Father is really Three personalities? All kinds of questions leading to some pretty odd doctrines and other things -- like, say, if God is made up of only Three spirits that are only one person, then what about the Seven Spirit of God? What about the Stone, with the Seven eyes of God? Sounds like many more than just three to me. It is sad to say, but if you do not agree with the Trinity Doctrine, based on verse like the one quoted above and like found in 1John 5:7-8, and these verses are examine and explained, or exposed as word not found in any earlier Manuscripts dated before the 15th Century -- go to this link for Part 1
He, our God and Savior, came in the flesh and born by the Spirit, the Spirit of the Father -- go back and read the account, where it is the Holy Spirit that builds, or constructs a body of flesh to be come our Savior. It is the Holy Spirit, that does that, and that is the Father. YaHshua says that He came from the Father -- thus, the Father and the Holy Spirit are one and the same -- there is not separate personality, the Holy Spirit is the Father, and by His Life, He sustains all other life, He alone. But, He has chosen One to be our Savior, YaHshua, to be our Redeemer, to cover our sin so that we can come to Him, the Father as His Children.
Mark 16: 14-20 -- The Great Commission -- sister verses to Mathew 28:16-20
We are getting into this for the simple reason that Matthew says to go out and baptize -- and the wording from the Matthew "commission" seems to support the Trinity Doctrine. Concerning the Gospel of Mark, some say that it was written before Matthew, and, or, it is possible that Matthew actually copied much of his Gospel from the Gospel of Mark. I am not saying that, and do not believe that to be true, but, if it were, and some say it is older, then it is worth noting what is and is not missing.
Notice, baptism is mentioned but nothing about a Trinity. If older, and Matthew is a copy of, then what Matthew said was added. But, as it turns out, these verses in Mark, were added by some copies. A reasonable proof for this is found in verse 18. Do you take up poisonous snakes? According to this writing in Mark, that is a sign, along with speaking in tongues, however that is defined, then you should be handling posion snakes and babbling in a tongue no one can understand.
Why should this matter? Well, for one thing, the Trinity Doctrine put our God and Father, and our Savior in a box. He cannot be limited and yet, the doctrines of men do attempt to limit the God who sent to us our Savior, the One who created all that we see.
The Great Commission
Mar 16:14 Later YaHshua appeared to the Eleven as they were eating; he rebuked them for their lack of faith and their stubborn refusal to believe those who had seen him after he had risen.(Mar 16:15) And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.(Mar 16:16) He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.(Mar 16:17) And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;(Mar 16:18) They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.(Mar 16:19) So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.(Mar 16:20) And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.
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