Some Trinatarians in their attempt to explain the nature of the supposed “Triune God” say that God has one essence, shared by three different persons. In the words of Christian apologist James White “God is one what, but three whos.” The essence being the “what” and the three persons in the godhead being the “whos”.
However, does this make sense in light of what the Bible says? When Christians claim to worship one God, do they really mean to say that they are worshiping a “what”? Surely, that can’t be possible. A “what” is an impersonal being, which cannot answer prayers. Only a “who” could answer prayers.
When we read the Bible and see personal pronouns such as “me” and “I” being ascribed to the one single God (read through the ten commandments as an example) and we see how this one single God also speaks, what is the first thing, which crosses our mind? What crosses our mind is that this one single God is a “who”, since a “what” does not speak and ascribe itself with personal pronouns. This theme is repetitive throughout the Bible and it is only reasonable to assume that this single God is a “who” when we put aside our theological presuppositions.
Given that this single God is a “who”, he then must be a single “who” (because to say that God is a single who, yet three whos at the same time is nothing more than a blatant self-contradiction) and if God is a single “who”, then how could the Trinity possibly fit in anymore?
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