Is the one true God of Abraham, Issac, and Jacob three gods in one.. or is he as the scripture teaches.. one God? This is a question that theologians, church founders, denominational charters of men, Pastors, Priests, Bishops, and Popes have all wrestled with for centuries. The truth lies embodied in the scripture, but in order to know the truth we must first ask, seek, and knock. To study to show ourselves approved is commanded by our Messiah, and yet so few actually read the whole book for themselves, and those that do are convinced that Yahshua (Jesus) is found in places in scripture that he is not. And because of the teachings and pre-programing that they have been fed for generations they will continue to insist that the one true God that we serve is a three in one pagan deity instead of the one all mighty God that he and his Son both say that he is. If we take into consideration what the scripture itself teaches us about our Messiah, and who he claimed to be in his own red letter words.. and if we hold fast to what he has taught us.. I dare say that there would be no debate concerning whether our Father in Heaven is a 3 in 1 deity or not. Lets take into consideration what we already know about our Messiah through the God breathed scripture that we have before us. 1.) Yahshua (Jesus) was “Begotten” (monogenēs) by his Father:Joh 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 2.) We know through the scripture that our Messiah came from the body of David as God promised that he would. Our Messiah was a “Jew” who came from the body of “David” and the tribe of “Judah”:2Sa 7:12 When your days are fulfilled and you lie down with your fathers, I will raise up your offspring after you, who shall come from your body, and I will establish his kingdom. 3.) Yahshua (Jesus) grew in wisdom and stature with both God and man:Luk 2:52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and man. 4.) God knows things that the Son (Yahshua Jesus) does not know:Mat 24:36 "But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only.5.) Yahshua (Jesus) teaches us that his Father is “Greater” than he is:Joh 14:28 You heard me say to you, 'I am going away, and I will come to you.' If you loved me, you would have rejoiced, because I am going to the Father,fortheFatherisgreaterthanI.6.) Yahshua (Jesus) teaches us that he can do nothing with out his Father:Joh 5:19 So Jesus said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of his own accord, but only what he sees the Father doing. For whatever the Father does, that the Son does likewise.These facts alone should cause one to give pause when we hear people trying to sell us on a three in one deity, but if that were not enough, let me ask you this..What if the scripture showed us a conversation between our Messiah and a Scribe from his time who was highly educated concerning the scripture? And what if the one true Son of God had a conversation with this Scribe about who the Father really was exactly? And what if both the Son of God and the Scribe agreed that the one true God of Abraham, Issac, and Jacob was one God? Do you suppose that this would end the debate? Well lets turn to Mark 12:28 through 34 and find out!Mar 12:28 And one of the scribes came up and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them well, asked him, "Which commandment is the most important of all?" Mar 12:29 Jesus answered, "The most important is, 'Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.Mar 12:30 And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.'Mar 12:31 The second is this: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no other commandment greater than these."Mar 12:32 And the scribe said to him, "You are right, Teacher. You have truly said that he is one, and there is no other besides him. Mar 12:33 And to love him with all the heart and with all the understanding and with all the strength, and to love one's neighbor as oneself, is much more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices." Mar 12:34 And when Jesus saw that he answered wisely, he said to him, "You are not far from the kingdom of God." And after that no one dared to ask him any more questions. Here in the book of Mark we have that very conversation.. and as you may have guessed.. this is still not enough evidence for our “Trinitarian” brethren to accept. Notice here that this scribe who was speaking with Yahshua (Jesus) agreed with Yahshua concerning the fact that the one true God of Abraham, Issac, and Jacob was indeed “One God”! So there should be no debate over what they believed in Yahshua’s time. And yet time and time again we hear how several of these denominationally challenged scholars will try to convince us that the Jews always believed in a “Trinity” (even though that’s not taught in scripture anywhere). The truth is that the “Trinitarian” doctrine is not found anywhere in scripture. There is no chapter on “Trinitarian-ism”. There is no explanation found anywhere in the scripture from the Father, or the Son, or any Prophet, or Apostle, or the Ruach Hakodesh (Holy Spirit) found anywhere concerning a triune doctrine. The “Trinity” is never explained by Yahshua (Jesus). It’s never preached in the book of Acts. It’s never explained in the epistles of Peter, Paul, John, or James. At best it can only be described as an “Oral Tradition” taught along side of the scripture. After reading Matthew chapter 23 I would think that our “Trinitarian” brethren would be more careful about being consumed with such “Oral Traditions”. Further more if we look at history it’s more than clear where this “Trinity Doctrine” came from. The “Trinity Doctrine” was compiled over several years through several different councils. In 325 AD the Council at Nicea argued over whether the Son was eternal or not. In 381 AD the Council at Constantinople argued over whether or not the “Holy Spirit” was the third person. In 431 AD the Council at Ephesus argued over whether Mary was the bearer of Christ’s divine nature. In 451 AD the council of Chalcedon argued over whether or not Christ had two natures. And out of these Councils of men was born a doctrine that to this day no man women or child can truly explain (the “Trinity”). When we begin to rely on the wisdom of men instead of the wisdom of Gods given Word.. we will stumble and fall every time. And just as Hitler once said so many years ago: “If you tell a lie over and over enough.. it becomes the truth”.. (at least for some).Who will you believe.. God or man?