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Submitted: 7/26/2010
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Question: And Jesus Christ was revealed as God’s Son by his baptism in water and by shedding his blood on the cross[b]—not by water only, but by water and blood. And the Spirit, who is truth, confirms it with his testimony. 7 So we have these three witnesses[c]—8 the Spirit, the water, and the blood—and all three agree. OKAY...again several trinitarians have sworn to me that THIS IS THE OPTIMAL PROOF that God is three persons, or God, or beings...I KNOW THAT JESUS IS ONE...but they have so many ways of twisting the truth...Please how can I explain this verse...I have read it but I know it's not talking about three because there is only one...Thank you in advance for your answer.

Answer: Sorry, but we do not see how anyone could see the Spirit, the water, and the blood as being equal to the three persons in the Trinity. We cannot conceive of what their reasoning might be. The passage states plainly that this is God's witness, not a revelation of a plurality of persons in the Godhead. Sorry we cannot be more helpful. We have found that debating people like this usually gets you nowhere. We suggest you just be a better Christian than them.