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