Hebrews 9:14 – Christ, the Eternal Spirit, and the Living God

How much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? — Hebrews 9:14, World English

Many trinitarians present this scripture as proof of a triune God, evidently because Christ, God and the spirit of mentioned in this verse. Nevertheless, we find nothing in the verse about Christ being a person of God, nor of God’s holy spirit as being a person of God.

Indeed, “God” — the God who spoke through the prophets (Hebrews 1:2) and who now speaks through His son (Hebrews 1:2) is presented as one person, in Hebrews 9:14, just as he always so presented throughout the entire Bible. When the scripture says that Christ offered himself to “God”, did Jesus offer himself to three persons, or to one person? We have no reason to believe that in Hebrews 9:14, or anywhere else in the Bible, that “God” used in reference to the only true God, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, ever once means more than one person. Indeed, Acts 3:13-26 and Hebrews 1:1,2 offer sufficient proof that Jesus is NOT the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

It is claimed that the “true being of God as a class or kind of being has no less and no more than three eternally distinct Persons of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.” However, we find nothing in Hebrews 9:14, nor in any other scripture of the Bible, about an alleged “three eternally distinct persons of ‘God'”.

This scripture is also sometimes presented to show that the holy spirit is eternal, and with the imagined definition of “eternal” as meaning without beginning or end (or, outside of time), some claim that this is proof that God’s holy spirit is a person of God. Although this scripture does not show that God’s spirit has always existed, it does show that God’s spirit is now eternal. However, we have no qualms about the holy spirit as having always existed, since it is in a sense part of God himself.

Related:

Who is the One Yahweh?

Isaiah 48:16 – Yahweh Has Sent Me

It is so!

There is Only ONE True Living GOD, Father(Creator) of ALL!

However, i do not believe HE IS a person for The Messiah testified that His “GOD and Father” “IS A Spirit” and “A Spirit does not have flesh and bones”!

i believe the “humanization” of GOD came about because of pagan catholicism’s heretical trinitarian theo’ry’logy ;-(

Yet GOD is Our Father for we also are Spirit and thankfully soon to be freed from the flesh and bones that ground us to the earth.

Soon and very soon, Home, Home at last!

Father Help! and HE does…….

ResLight Reply:
February 6th, 2011 at 12:49 pm

Francis,

I suppose it would depend on what is meant by the word “person”. Does God’s being a sentient spirit being with a spiritual body rather than a physical body mean that he is not a person? If one wishes to limit the word “person” to such as possesses a physical body rather than a spiritual body, I would have to agree that God is not person in such a sense. I have no reason, however, to limit the word “person” to strictly those who possess physical bodies.

Nor do I believe that proclaiming the God as being spirit, with a spiritual body, as a “person” should cause anyone to think that such is “humanization” of God.

Regarding spiritual and physical bodies, however, I suggest a study of:

With What Kind of Body Will We Be Raised?
The Manner of the Resurrection

         
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