IS GOD ONE DIVINE PERSON OR THREE?
ONE DIVINE PERSON IS SEATED ON THE THRONE OF GOD
OLD TESTAMENT SCRIPTURES
2 Chronicles 18:18 “… hear the word of Yahweh; I saw Yahweh SITTING UPON HIS THRONE,
and all the host of heaven standing on his right hand and on his left.”
Ezekiel 10:1 “Then I looked, and, behold, in the firmament that was above the head of the
cherubims there appeared over them as it were a sapphire stone, as the appearance of the
likeness of A THRONE.”
Isaiah 6:1 “In the year that King Uzziah died I saw also the Lord SITTING ON A THRONE,
high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple.”
Isaiah 66:1 “Thus says the LORD [Yahweh], Heaven is MY THRONE, and the earth is my
footstool: where is the house that ye build unto me? and where is the place of my rest?”
Psalm 47:8 “God reigns over the heathen: God sits upon THE THRONE of his holiness.”
Psalm 103:19 “The LORD [Yahweh] has established HIS THRONE in heaven, and his
kingdom rules over all.”
NEW TESTAMENT SCRIPTURES
Revelation 4:9 “Whenever the living creatures give glory, honor and thanks to HIM WHO
SITS ON THE THRONE and who lives for ever and ever …”
Revelation 4:10 “The twenty-four elders fall down before HIM WHO SITS ON THE
THRONE, and worship him who lives for ever and ever. They lay their crowns before
THE THRONE …” The Bible NEVER uses the plural word “thrones” when referencing the
throne of the one true God, no not even once! God’s Word ALWAYS speaks of only ONE
THRONE and only ONE DIVINE PERSON SEATED UPON THAT THRONE! 2 Chronicles
18:18 clearly states that all the host of heaven [the angelic host], stand on His right hand
and upon His left. The words, “His right hand” and His “left” hand speaks of God as One
Individual Divine Person on one single Throne rather than two or three separate and
distinct divine persons on more than one throne.
Whenever God speaks of Himself anthropomorphically [with human attributes], He
always speaks of Himself as a single divine person rather than two or three divine
persons. God’s Word NEVER speaks of two or three thrones where the Most High is
seated. This is not what we would expect if God really is three separate and distinct
Almighty divine Persons who are completely coequal and coeternal with each other.
THE BIBLE SAYS THAT GOD IS ONE PERSON
Since there is only One Throne spoken of in scripture and only One Divine Person seated
upon that throne, the Lord our God has to be only One Divine Person. Yet naïve Trinitarians
will often claim that the scriptures never say that God is one “person.” Therefore they
insist that God could be three divine persons even though there is only One Throne
of God. However, just as God is not spoken of in scripture as a “person” so the original
languages of the Bible never use the word for “person” when referencing people either.
From Genesis to Revelation we never find the word “person” used to describe people
like Adam, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, David, Mary, or Peter, James, or John.
Therefore the Trinitarian claim that God might be more than one person because the
word person is not used in scripture is very misleading.
Although the Bible does not use the singular word “person” when referencing the one
true God, it does use similar words in Hebrew and Greek that do mean the same thing as
the English word person. In order to rightly divide the word of truth, we must ask what
words Hebrew and Greek speaking people used to describe a person that would indicate