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Jews have the Shema; do Christians believe in three gods?

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0 # Anthony Buzzard 2014-01-29 13:44
The word one is a mathematical term! It is the cardinal number. Are you seriously saying that Jesus, agreeing with a Jew in Mark 12:29, was proposing a Trinity? Is that what a first century Jew believed about God? It is just false to say that ECHAD implies a plurality! Any noun in the universe can be modified by ECHAD! Echad means one single, only one and not more! "Do we not all have one Father? Has not ONE GOD CREATED US?" Father = God 1300 times in the NT..
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0 # Frank 2013-12-27 03:59
Apostolics believed that God is One. Not all Christians are trinitarian.
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+3 # Ruth Rosen 2013-02-15 17:56
When the disciples asked Jesus how to pray, His answer had them addressing God the father. Jesus also said, Whatever you ask the Father in my (Jesus) name. And the Bible tells us that sometimes when we pray, the Holy Spirit expresses what we want to say to God but do not have words for.
Prayer can mean alot of things. In a sense, everything we say to God is a prayer. Praising God in a sense is a prayer. It is appropriate for Christians to praise Jesus. But the Bible indicates that our prayers (as in petitions) are addressed to our heavenly father, and we are free to do this because of Jesus (in His name) and that His Spirit sometimes guides us in prayer. Is that helpful? Ruth Rosen
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+1 # faith 2013-02-15 11:02
i have a question. i've been a lil bit confused. the bible tells us to worship and praise God alone. but people worship and praise Jesus. but at the same time when we say thank you to Jesus we have full acknowledgement of God and we of course are thanking God for what he's done. that none of this would be if it wasnt for Him. i'm sure some people will insult this. some people can't lovingly advise you. but yes just some advice. i'd prefer sricptural evidence and open minds please.
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-3 # DonM 2013-01-03 09:17
Three Persons in the Godhead?
In the OT??
We need look no further than the Shema itself:

"Hear, O Israel: (1) the Lord, (2) thy God, (3) the Lord, is ONE."

Did you hear? The Shema is practically shouting to all who will HEAR, that the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is indeed a tri-unity!
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+4 # Karim McHorgh 2012-11-06 20:24
Good Day
The scriptures don't teach that God is three persons and does not in any way imply such a doctrine. The scripture actually teachesdiferr the nature of God in the new testament, exactly as it did in the old testament. The Bilble explict explains that the difference between the Father, Son and the Holy Ghost is different in manifestation and nt in person.

Here is a popular scripture 1 Tim 3:16 For God was manifested in the flesh (note not God the son but the same God of eternity).
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-3 # Ryan 2013-02-01 19:22
Do you know the word "Godhead" is mention in the bible? Godhead simply means the Holy Trinity of God the Father, Christ the Son, and the Holy Ghost. God's Nature had been showed through the Gospels and most popular is the Baptism of Jesus. Matthew 3:16-17 witnessed the Godhead(Trinity) of God. Voice from Heaven is the Father (1), Jesus is the Son (2) and the Spirit of God is the Holy Spirit (3), All part of the Trinity. Father, Son and the Holy Ghost are God. Three persons but Just One God.
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+1 # Nancy Hill 2013-04-25 17:32
You are correct Karim McHorgh. The early churches' only creed was 1 Tim. 3:16. The early Chrisitans were classified theologically as practicing and believing "Modalistic Monarchianism (sp.?) This is bascially the same doctrine of the "Jesus Only" Christians of today. They believe in one God Who manifests Himself in three different ways and do not believe in God as three distinct persons. The Pentecostal denomination of the United Pentecostal Church believes this way as do many Bible believing independent Christians in the world. This is the true doctrine. Tertullian was one of the first to bring in the trinity doctrine partially from Greek philosophers. Glad you have understanding on issue. Blessings to you.
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+2 # Rich Robinson 2012-04-18 15:27
@Marhsall - really now? You happen to know that no one here can read Hebrew or Aramaic with understanding? Did you have personal interviews with them? And re: New Testament, would it be fair to say that you cannot read the original Greek with understanding? Forigve me, perhaps you are an expert in all three.
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-3 # Marshall Gordon 2012-04-18 15:14
If you ask any of the "experts" who opine here on the meaning of Hebrew and Aramaic words, you will find that none can read either language with understanding. These (fallacious) arguments are recycled defensive attempts to explain why a doctrine as fundamentally important as the trinity is never explicitly stated in the Torah. Nor, by the way, is it ever so stated in the New Testament, Christianity's sacred book.
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+2 # Linda Randolph 2012-10-30 17:54
*King James Bible (Cambridge Ed.) 1 Corinthians 1:27
But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;
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0 # Jesse 2012-11-04 10:15
Just because the word "Trinity" is not used in the Torah does not mean that the doctrine does not exist. It IS mentioned, and the only reason that you are not seeing it is because you are looking at the Torah through anti-Trinitarian glasses. Even without appealing to the echad/yachid distinction, we can see the Trinity in the Old Testament simply by paying close attention to the fact the God refers to Himself in the plural 4 times and the fact that both Jacob and the parents of Samson both said that they had seen God when they saw the Angel of the Lord.

Only a person who has not seriously studied the New Testament would say that it doesn't mention the Trinity. It does, VERY explicitly. Let me drop a few verses for you, and you can look them up for yourself: Matthew 28:19, 2 Corinthians 13:14, 1 Peter 1:2, 1 John 4:13-15, and many more
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0 # roald 2013-07-25 09:54
Do yo know mat 28:19 is a known RCC fraud?

Do you know gen 1:26 speaks about the ongoing creation process of man? God created man from the dust, and later commands to multiply. The 'us' really is God and man together. If you have a child you participated with God in this creation process. You have intercourse, but it God who gives life. The 'us' is really not implying a plurality in God, this is a lie and deviates from Jesus belief. Jesus says God is One, YHWH, the God of Abraham Isaac, and Jacob. The human Jesus is His Son.

Do you know that the Holy Spirit is NOT a person within godhead? It was voted for in a counsil in the fifth century, with people in the council who knew nothing of God.

Also nowhere are we required to believe this trinity, or that Jesus is GOD. Always Lord, and Son of God, and portrayed as a glorified man.
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+1 # Charlie 2013-06-01 01:10
Genesis 1:26
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