The early Christians, like Origen and Arius taught that Jesus is the only begotten son of God, separate and distinct. Jesus is the King of Heaven and God is the Creator and Our Father. Jesus is one of the seven “Spirits of God” (Rev 4:4–7). Before the fall, all of God’s angels were at one with Him, not equal to Him. Heaven is infinity diverse, more so than humanity. There is no evidence in the bible that Jesus is God, the Father. There is only the misunderstanding of two concepts:
- Oneness: Jesus says he is one with the Father. Oneness is not equal, it is one in will, one in love, and one in purpose, but independent.
- The Father is in me: There is piece of the Father in each of His children, it is the spark that gives us eternal life.
John 20:25 – 30 Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believed not: the works that I do in my Father’s name, they bear witness of me. But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you. My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand. I and my Father are one.
Jesus says the Father is greater than all, including himself. He is telling us that He is one in will with God, but explaining how He is not God.
Matt 19:16–17 And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.
Jesus says he is not Good, only the Father is Good.
Luke 22:41–43 And he was withdrawn from them about a stone’s cast, and kneeled down, and prayed, Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done. And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him.
Jesus prays to the Father expressing his will, but accepting the Father’s will. This is oneness, not one person.
It was after the time of Origen that the Romans paganized Christianity but creating the Trinity Doctrine and rejecting this early Christian wisdom. How did the Alexandrians convince the majority of the Council of Nicea that the Trinity was true?