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Trinity

Jesus said, 'All authority in heaven and earth has been given unto me. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit’, Matthew 28:18. This text is significant, for in a singular name there are three persons and in Scripture each possesses the attributes of Deity. Notice how they are attributed to the Lord Jesus.

Jesus is eternal. Not only do we read of the eternal Father and the eternal Spirit (Heb. 9:14), but also of that eternal life which was with the Father in the beginning’, 1 John 1:1-2.

Jesus is unchanging. 'But thou art the same, and your years fail not', Heb. 1:12. 'Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today and forever', Heb. 13:8.

Jesus is the Creator. (Heb. 1:10) - 'Thou Lord didst found the earth in the beginning, and the heavens are the work of Thy hands'. The Greek for 'earth' here is 'Ghay'—meaning 'soil' or 'solid earth.’ The phrase, 'In the beginning' recalls Gen 1:1.

Jesus is Holy. The seraphim encircling God's throne never stop saying, 'Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty’, Rev. 4:8. In the N.T. Jesus is 'The Holy One’, Luke 1:35; Acts 2:27. John Thomas, incidentally, describes Jesus as 'filthy'. Eureka Vol. 5, p. 305. The Bible declares him 'Holy' - even in conception! - Luke 1:35.

Father, Son and Spirit are absolute holiness. The three holy's of the seraphim are even more significant than their three sets of wings. 'Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of His glory,'—Isaiah 6:3. Plurality in unity appears in verse 8: 'Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord of hosts'—Trinity in Unity!

'Baptising them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.'

John Thomas' teachings

What, then, do Christadelphians teach? John Thomas postulated a solitary Deity—totally alone for a past eternity. An isolate being forever past! Isolation destroys personality. Who can survive 50 years alone?

"Gods" — Fasten your seat belt now for what's next! A Deity 'isolate' becomes "Gods" uncountable — millions of gods who create the universe. He speculates that these gods were once 'animal' like creatures of other spheres, Elpis Israel, p. 187. For John Thomas, there is a process of 'becoming' God and, according to him, Jesus has already processed to "Godhood".

Consubstantial

In Eureka Vol. 5, page 306, Thomas says that Christ was instantaneously changed to 'consubstantiality' to the Father. 'We learn from the Bible that the Deity it reveals has both body and parts, — Jesus is the peculiar nature of the hypostasis or substance of the Theos (Heb. 1:3) In other words, he partakes of the Divine Nature; so that what he now is, is what the Deity has always been.' - Eureka, Vol. 1, p.95.

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