Isaiah 61:1 – Yahweh sent the Messiah

Isaiah 61:1 – The Spirit of the Lord Yahweh is on me; because Yahweh has anointed me to preach good news to the humble; he has sent me to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening [of the prison] to those who are bound. — World English Bible translation.

The above scripture is sometimes offered as proof of the trinity, evidently simply because Yahweh is mentioned, and the spirit of Yahweh is mentioned, and the one sent by Yahweh is mentioned. The trinitarian has to imagine and assume that “Yahweh” refers to one person of their idea of the “one Yahweh” (Deuteronomy 6:8) of three persons, while the spirit of Yahweh to be referring another person of the one Yahweh of three persons, and the one sent by Yahweh would have to be thought of as another person of the one Yahweh of three persons.  All of this has to imagined, thought, “beyond the things which are written” (1 Corinthians 4:8), and then added to, and read into what is written, although it seems that most trinitarians rarely try to reason their own belief out when they look at scriptures such as this.

Actually, the one Yahweh is here completely distinguished from the one sent by Yahweh. Nor is the spirit of Yahweh depicted as a person of Yahweh to whom that spirit belongs.

As the scripture reads, it was Yahweh — one person — who anointed the one sent, thus making the one sent the Messiah (anointed one) of Yahweh. This agrees with the rest of the Bible. Yahweh is always presented as one person, and never is Yahweh presented as more than one person.

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