You have three different states of water. Solid, liquid and gas. All three are forms of water and yet they have their own state, their own form. When the Bible talks about the Trinity, is this what it is inferring when talking about the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit?
But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.” – Matthew 24:36. “Jesus said, “Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’” – John 20:17.
“Yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom all things came and for whom we live; and there is but one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things came and through whom we live.” – 1 Corinthians 8:6.
“He withdrew about a stone’s throw beyond them, knelt down and prayed, “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.” An angel from heaven appeared to him and strengthened him. And being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground” – Luke 22:41-44.
I am going away and I am coming back to you.’ If you loved me, you would be glad that I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I.” – John 14:28.
Nearly all churches of Christendom teach that God is a Trinity. The Catholic Encyclopedia calls the Trinity teaching “the central doctrine of the Christian religion,” defining it this way:
“In the unity of the Godhead there are Three Persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, these Three Persons being truly distinct one from another. Thus, in the words of the Athanasian Creed: ‘the Father is God, the Son is God, and the Holy Spirit is God, and yet there are not three Gods but one God.’ . . . The Persons are co-eternal and co-equal: all alike are uncreated and omnipotent.”1 – w91 11/1 pp. 19-23
“After Jesus said this, he looked toward heaven and prayed: “Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you. For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given him. Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. I have brought you glory on earth by finishing the work you gave me to do. And now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began.” – John 17:1-5.
What does this all mean with regards to the Trinity and the Non-Trinitarian doctrine the Jehovah’s Witnesses teach? I have come to the conclusion that the Bible, although it references the Trinity in many instances, it also dictates that Jesus is not God. How can there be a confluence between these two disjointed philosophies? The answer is that a convergence of these two concepts is not possible. The Bible invalidates both theories at the same time. It is not understood how God can be a triune God. It is best in this matter to keep a safe distance from these dogmas. Leaves of three, let them be.