The Triunity

JW’s do not believe in a Triune God.  They define Triunity as, “the doctrine, in brief, is that there are three gods in one:  ‘God the Father, God the son, and God the Holy Ghost,’ all three equal in power, substance, and eternity” (Let God Be True, 1946 ed., p. 100).  JW’s believe that this is a demon created doctrine based on the fact that the word does not appear in the Scriptures.

Nowhere in the Scriptures is even any mention made of a trinity.  (Let God Be True, 1946 [1952 rev.], p. 111)

The obvious conclusion is, therefore, that Satan is the originator of the Trinity doctrine.  (Let God Be True, 1946 ed., p. 101)

Note:

The word Trinity does not appear in the Bible and neither does omnipresence, omniscience, Jehovah and many other words we use to help us understand and describe God.  There are many theological words that are used both by Christians and JW’s to express doctrines but the words are not explicitly found in the Scriptures.  Just because human beings cannot understand the doctrine of the Triunity does not make it false.  If God is greater then us we would expect that there are a great many things that we cannot understand about Him.

Notice that that JW’s misdefine that definition of the Triunity as three gods in one god (Let God Be True, 1946 ed., p. 100).  This makes an easy straw-man argument to refute as they do later on page 102.  However, they themselves are not consistent, for in Can Live Forever in Paradise on Earth, 1982, page 39 they properly define the Triunity as “three persons in one God”. 

“There can be no compromise with God’s truths.  Hence, to worship God on his terms means to reject the Trinity doctrine.  It contradicts what the prophets, Jesus, the apostles, and the early Christians believed and taught.  It contradicts what God says about himself in his own inspired Word.” (Should You Believe in the Trinity?, 1989, p. 31)

“Who is this wonderful God?  Some persons say his name is Jesus.  Others say he is a Trinity, although the word “trinity” does not appear in the Bible.  According to the teaching of the Trinity, there are three persons in one God, that is there is ‘one God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit’.” (You Can Live Forever in Paradise on Earth, 1982, p. 39)

“Sincere persons who want to know the true God and serve Him find it a bit difficult to love and worship a complicated, freakish-looking, three-headed God.” (Let God Be True, 1946 ed., p. 102)

“The Trinity doctrine was not conceived by Jesus or the early Christians.” (Let God Be True, 1946 ed., p. 111)

“Never was there a more deceptive doctrine advanced than that of the trinity.” (Reconciliation, 1928, p. 101)

“The plain truth is that this is another of Satan’s attempts to keep God-fearing persons from learning the truth of Jehovah and his Son, Christ Jesus.  No, there is no Trinity.” (Let God Be True, 1946 ed., p. 111)

B.           The Holy Spirit

JW’s believe that the Holy Spirit is God’s active force that accomplishes God’s will and not a personal being.  The Holy Spirit is described as an impersonal energy that God uses and that He gives to His people to empower them to obey Him.  They believe only a force could fill many people at the same time.

The holy spirit is the invisible active force of Almighty God that moves his servants to do his will.  (Let God Be True,  1946 ed., p. 108)