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Finis Dake: Does He Accept or Reject The Trinity?
Finis Dake wrote the Dake Annotated Reference Bible as well as other books and materials. Many thousands of Pastors and other Christians have bought, use, and read his written materials daily. Dake frequently discussed his understanding of the Trinity in the Dake Study Bible as well as in his systematic theology God’s Plan For Man and other works.
This article will show from Finis Dake’s own writings that while he used the term ‘Trinity’ he completed deviated from and changed the meaning of the word ‘Trinity’ that has been accepted by Christians for centuries and instead teaches the unbiblical and unchristian view called Tritheism. Christians of all denominations have rejected the teaching of Tritheism as unbiblical and cultic for hundreds of years. This article will attempt to show beyond a doubt that Finis Dake rejected a monotheistic God and instead embraced polytheism (many Gods – three god(s) in Dake’s case). The basic understanding and meaning of The Trinity is distorted by Dake and forced to mean something entirely different from what all Christian denominations and groups have always accepted the term to mean.
Why is it important that we have a biblical understanding of the Trinity? The teaching of the Trinity deals with the very nature of God. Denying the Trinity is a denial of the basic nature of who God is. Those (like Finis Dake) who worship three separate and distinct God’s are not worshiping and serving the same God as shown to us in the Bible. Finis Dake as a result taught a false god(s) and a corrupt and unbiblical view of the essential nature of God. While the Dake Bible and Dake’s "God’s Plan for Man" also deny that God is Omniscient, Omnipotent, Omnipresent, Immutable and other essential aspects of God’s essential nature, this paper will focus on his denial of the biblical understanding of the Trinity.
How Finis Dake Corrupts the Biblical Teaching of The Trinity
The teaching of the Trinity by the church is based on three specific and easily understood biblical teachings:
1. The Bible repeatedly tells us that there is only One God
(not three separate Gods). Some verses that there is only one God include:
2. The Bible also teaches that there are Three in One:
The Athanasian Creed (written around A.D. 325).
The Trinity is not the belief that God is three persons and only one person at the same time and in the same sense. That would be a contradiction. Rather, it is the belief that there are three persons in one nature.
This may be a mystery, but it is not a contradiction. That is, it may
go beyond reason’s ability to comprehend completely, but it does not go
against reason’s ability to apprehend consistently.
Further, the Trinity is not the belief that there are three natures in one nature or three essences in one essence. That would be a contradiction. Rather, Christians affirm that there are three persons in one essence. This is not contradictory because it makes a distinction between person and essence.
Or, to put it in terms of the law of non-contradiction, while God is
one and many at the same time, he is not one and many in the same sense.
He is one in the sense of his essence but many in the sense of his
persons. So there is no violation of the law of non-contradiction in the
doctrine of the Trinity.
A Model of the Trinity.
By saying God has one essence and three persons it is meant that he has one “What” and three “Whos.” The three Whos (persons) each share the same What (essence). So God is a unity (one) of essence with a plurality of persons. Each person is different, yet they share a common nature
is one in his substance. The unity is in his essence (what God is), and
the plurality is in God’s persons (how he relates within himself). This
plurality of relationships is both internal and external. Within the
Trinity each member relates to the others in certain ways. These are
somewhat analogous to human relationships. The Bible’s descriptions of Yahweh as Father and Jesus as Son says something of how the Son relates to the
Father. Also, the Father sends the Spirit as a Messenger, and the
Spirit is a Witness of the Son (John 14:26).
These descriptions help us understand the functions within the unity of
the Godhead. Each is fully God, and each has his own work and
interrelational theme with the other two. But it is vital to remember
that the three share the same essence, so that they unify as one Being.
Some Illustrations of the Trinity. No analogy of the Trinity is perfect, but some are better than others.
First, some bad illustrations should be repudiated. The Trinity is not like a chain with three links. For these are three separate and
separable parts. But God is neither separated nor separable. Neither is
God like the same actor playing three different parts in a play. For God
is simultaneously three persons, not one person playing three
successive roles. Nor is God like the three states of water: solid,
liquid, and gaseous. For normally water is not in all three of these
states at the same time, but God is always three persons at the same
time. Unlike other bad analogies, this one does not imply tritheism.
However, it does reflect another heresy known as modalism.
erroneous illustration of the Trinity tend to support the charge that
trinitarianism is really tritheism, since they contain separable parts.
The more helpful analogies retain the unity of God while they show a
simultaneous plurality. There are several that fit this description.
A Mathematical Illustration. One aspect of the problem can be expressed in mathematical terms.
Critics make a point of computing the mathematical impossibility of
believing there is a Father, Son and Holy Spirit in the Godhead, without
holding that there are three gods. Does not 1 + 1 + 1 = 3? It certainly
does if you add them, but Christians insist that the triunity of God is more like 1 x 1
x 1 = 1. God is triune, not triplex. His one essence has multiple
centers of personhood. Thus, there is no more mathematical problem in
conceiving the Trinity than there is in understanding 1 cubed (13).
A Geometric Illustration. Perhaps the most widely used illustration of the Trinity is the
triangle. One triangle has three corners, which are inseparable from,
and simultaneous to, one another. In this sense it is a good
illustration of the Trinity. Of course, the triangle is finite and God
is infinite, so it is not an imperfect illustration.
aspect of the Godhead is that Christ is one person (shown as one corner
of the triangle), yet he has two natures, a divine nature and a human
nature. Some show this aspect graphically by symbolizing Christ’s
divinity by the corner of the triangle and using another geometric
figure, a circle for instance, to illustrate the human nature. At the
point of the person of Jesus Christ, the circle is welded onto the
triangle, human nature touching, but not mixed with, divine. Human and
divine natures exist side-by-side without confusion in the Son. His two
natures are conjoined in one person. Or, in Christ there are two Whats and one Who, whereas, in God there are three Whos and one What.
A Moral Illustration. Augustine suggested an illustration of how God is both three and one at the same time. The Bible informs us that “God is love” (1 John 4:16).
Love involves a lover, a beloved, and a spirit of love between lover
and loved. The Father might be likened to the Lover; the Son to the One
loved, and the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of love. Yet love does not
exist unless these three are united as one. This illustration has the
advantage of being personal, since it involves love, a characteristic
that flows only from persons.
An Anthropological Illustration. Since humankind is made in the image of God (Gen. 1:27),
it would seem reasonable that men and women bear some snapshot of the
Trinity within their being. One that causes more problems than it solves
is to visualize the human being as a “trichotomy” of body, soul, and
spirit. Whether the trichotomist position is accurate, this is not a
helpful illustration. Body and soul are not an indivisible unity. They
can be (and are) separated at death (cf. 2 Cor. 5:8; Phil 1:23; Rev. 6:9). The nature and persons of the Trinity cannot be separated.
A better illustration based in human nature is the relation between the human mind, to its ideas, and the expression of these ideas in words. There is obviously a unity among all three of these without there being
an identity. In this sense, they illustrate the Trinity.
The main focus of thedakebible.com and this article is to point out the false teachings of Finis Dake. Since Finis Dake teaches Tritheism, our focus in this article will be in pointing out the many, many times that Dake denies that God is one in essence and nature. Dake teaches a ‘oneness’ only in relationship not in the essence of God. As a result Dake teaches Tritheism or the believe in three completely separate god(s). If you would like to read information that discusses all aspects of the Trinity, click the link below and choose an article to read. We do not want to repeat all of the information we have written on the Trinity and instead will try to focus specifically on Finis Dake’s corruption of the meaning, function, and essence of the Trinity in this paper.
If you have questions or would like to read more about The Trinity please click on the links below.
Only One God
The first principle of the doctrine of the Trinity is that there is only one, true, eternal, living Being who is God by nature and Maker of heaven and earth. The doctrine of the Trinity is thus a rigorous form of monotheism and is absolutely hostile to polytheism in any form.
Trinitarians do not believe that the Father, Son and Holy Spirit are three separate gods. Such an idea is tritheism which is a form of polytheism. Neither do Trinitarians believe that angels or men have been or will ever be God by nature.
If these Trinitarian beliefs are true then what would we expect to find in the Bible?
When we turn to the Bible, what do we find?
Only One God
God dogmatically stated on many occasions that He alone is God and that there were no other gods before Him; there are no gods besides Him now; and there will be no new ones in the future:
It is crystal clear from the passages above that God Himself states in unequivocal terms that there are no other gods before Him, besides Him or yet to be in the future. This is exactly what Trinitarians expected to find in the Bible. Thus, it is no surprise to find that prophets, priests, kings, and apostles taught exactly the same thing.
Therefore concerning the eating of things sacrificed to idols, we know that there is no such thing as an idol in the world, and that there is no God but one. For even if there are so-called gods whether in heaven or on earth, as indeed there are many gods and many lords, yet for us there is but one God. (1 Cor. 8:4-6)
There is one God. (1 Tim. 2:5)
The evidence is so overwhelming that even the demons understand that there is only one God (James 2:19). Yet, such cults as the Mormons teach that there are actually billions of gods and that they themselves will become gods and goddesses.1
The Only True God
The God of the Bible is the one “true” God in opposition to the “false” gods of the heathen:
For they themselves report about us what kind of a reception we had with you, and how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God. (1 Thess. 1:9)
This is the true God and eternal life. Little children, guard yourselves from idols. (1 John 5:20, 21)
These texts demonstrate that such gods as Baal, Molech, Allah, Siva, Zeus, Ra, Thor, etc., are all false gods. They are not different names for the one true God of Israel. They are false gods because they are no gods at all. They are the creations of man.
The Only Eternal God
The God of the Bible is the one true God because He alone is eternal while all the gods created by man have a beginning and will have an end. They are creatures of time and space while the true God is timeless and spaceless, i.e. infinite in all things.2
The eternity of God is taught in the Old and New Testaments in such places as Gen. 21:33; Deut. 33:27; Isa. 40:28; Jer. 10:10; Rom. 16:26; 1 Tim. 1:11.
The Only Living God
The one true God is a living Being and not a lifeless idol of wood, stone or metal. He has “life in Himself” and is thus eternally self-existent (John 5:26). He is called the “living God” many times in the Bible in contrast to the lifeless gods of the heathen:
It does not really matter if we are talking about the ancient gods of the Middle East or the gods of Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam or the cults and the occult. The authors of the Bible view the gods of the heathen as lifeless as well as false.
The Only God by Nature
The apostle Paul reminded the Galatians of their pagan background:
However at that time, when you did not know God, you were slaves to those [gods] which by nature are no gods. (Gal. 4:8)
Ἀλλὰ τότε μὲν οὐκ εἰδότες θεὸν ἐδουλεύσατε τοῖς φύσει μὴ οὖσιν θεοῖς
Paul states that all the while they were pagans, μὲν οὐκ εἰδότες θεὸν (they did not know God)3 Lenski comments:
He goes on to say:
This is the same point which Paul made to the Romans and the Corinthians (Rom. 1:18-25 and 1 Cor. 1:18-24).
Secondly, Paul pointed out that the pagan gods they worshipped were “by nature no gods.” The significance of these words is paramount.
When Paul wrote τοῖς φύσει μὴ οὖσιν θεοῖς·, he meant that while there are many different competing concepts of God, the Biblical God is the only true God and all the other gods are by their very nature not God.
The word φύσει is the singular feminine of φύσις which means the essential nature of things in and of themselves. It refers to what things are in their nature as opposed to mere appearance.6
If the gods of the heathen are not God by nature, then what is their nature? The famous German commentator Heinrich Meyer comments:
In 1 Corinthians 10:20-21, Paul warned the Corinthians not to participate in pagan sacrifices because:
…the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to demons, and not to God; and I do not want you to become sharers in demons. You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons; you cannot partake of the table of the Lord and the table of demons.
ἀλλʼ ὅτι ἃ θύουσιν, δαιμονίοις καὶ οὐ θεῷ [θύουσιν]: οὐ θέλω δὲ ὐμᾶς κοινωνοὺς τῶν δαιμονίων γίνεσθαι. οὐ δύνασθε ποτήριον κυρίου πίνειν καὶ ποτήριον δαιμονίων, οὐ δύνασθε τραπέζης κυρίου μετέχειν καὶ τραπέζης δαιμονίων.
When Paul warned them not to sit at the τραπέζης δαιμονίων (table of demons), sipping from the ποτήριον δαιμονίων (cup of demons), while they enjoyed the κοινωνοὺς τῶν δαιμονίων (fellowship of demons), he was paraphrasing Moses who warned Israel in his day:
They sacrificed to demons who were not God, to gods whom they have not known, new gods who came lately, whom your fathers did not dread. (Deut. 32:17)
יִזְבְּחוּ לַשֵּׁדִים לֹא אֱלֹהַ אֱלֹהִים לֹא יְדָעוּם חֲדָשִׁים מִקָּרֹב בָּאוּ לֹא שְׂעָרוּם אֲבֹתֵיכֶם׃
Moses did not hestitate to say that the heathen are יִזְבְּחוּ לשֵּׁדִּים (worshipping demons) and לֹא אֱלֹהַ (not God). While the authors of the Bible viewed pagan idols as nothing but wood, stone and metal, at the same time, they clearly believed that the unseen powers which lay behind these gods were demonic and evil (1 Chron. 16:26; Ps. 96:5; 2 Kings 19:18; Isa. 37:19; 2 Chron. 13:9; Isa. 40:8-20, 25, 26; 45:18; Jer. 2:11; 5:7; 10:8-10; 16:20; Hab. 2:18-20; Acts 19:26; 1 Cor. 8:4-5; 10:20; Gal. 4:8).
This means that all the gods of the heathen are demonic in origin and power. It really does not matter if it is Buddha, Allah, Siva, Krishna, the gods of the Mormons, the Jehovah’s Witnesses or the New Agers. They are all demon gods and any worship given to them ascends to the demons and not to God.
Many people today naively assume that all gods of all religions are equally “true” because they are all actually false. “God” is whatever you want he, she, it or them to be. Thus, no one should claim to worship the one true God.
The authors of the Bible knew nothing of the sirenic ecumenicism of our day. They believed that there was the only one true God and that all the other religions and their gods were not only demonic, but stupid and foolish. While such language is not politically correct, it is thoroughly Biblical:
For among all the wise men of the nations, and in all their kingdoms, there is none like Thee. But they are altogether stupid and foolish in their discipline of delusion—their idol is wood! Beaten silver is brought from Tarshish, and gold from Uphaz, the work of a craftsman and of the hands of a goldsmith; violet and purple are their clothing; they are all the work of skilled men. But the LORD is the true God.…Every man is stupid, devoid of knowledge. Every goldsmith is put to shame by his idols; for his molten images are deceitful, and there is no breath in them. (Jer. 10:7-10, 14)
Obviously, the authors of the Bible would not have won any ecumenical awards! The apostle Paul viewed all other religions as the idolatrous result of man’s running from God:
For even when though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God, or give thanks; but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures. (Rom. 1:21-23)
This is tough-minded, monotheism at its best. Anything less is not biblical monotheism.
Maker of Heaven and Earth
One constant theme given throughout the Bible is that the God of Israel is the only true God because He is the Creator of all things:
For thus says the LORD, who created the heavens (He is God who formed the earth and made it),…I am the LORD, and there is none else.”(Isa. 45:18)
The prophet Jeremiah beautifully put everything together when he said,
The importance of God as Maker of heaven and earth cannot be under emphasized. This is why the theory of evolution is the main weapon in the atheist’s arsenal. If evolution is true, then the God of the Bible is false. It is either one way or the other.
Another modern denial of creation is found in Process philosophy and theology. Process thought defines “God” as a chance-driven, bi-polar, evolutionary process with no self-existent or continuing Being.
They claim that everything, including God, is in the process of “becoming” what no one knows, not even God. They deny that God has or is a continuing “being.” Instead, God is only a “happening” or a “becoming” in a moment of eternal time.
According to Process thought, God and the world are in an eternal bipolar relationship in which each needs the other. Thus, the Bible is in error when it says, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Gen. 1:1). They turn the text around and say, “In the end the heavens and the earth shall create God.” Its denial of God as the Maker of heaven and earth is more than sufficient to reveal the pagan nature of process thought.
Alfred North Whitehead, the founder of Process philosophy, openly admitted that he was resurrecting the philosophies of Heraclitus and Plato. He merely dressed them up with modern terminology. He stated that he preferred Plato and the gods of ancient Greece to the Bible and its God. He went so far as to say that the Jehovah of the Bible was his idea of the devil!8
Philosophically speaking, Whitehead and his followers assume the basic Greek philosophic dichotomy between “process” and “being” as an a priori truth. This dichotomy first appeared when the philosophies of Heraclitus (all is process) and Parmenides (all is being) clashed during the pre-Socratic period of Greece.
It has never dawned on them that they may have assumed a false dichotomy to begin with. A “being” in action is what we call “process.” Thus, we do not have to choose between either being or process, as if the two concepts were mutually exclusive. We can have them both.
Also, in order for process to occur, there must be some thing that is in motion because motion is not a thing. Both motion and process are qualities or attributes of a thing, i.e., being and not things in and of themselves. See our book Battle of The Gods for more details on the fundamental errors in Process philosophy and theology.
What must be in order for what is to be what it is? When we opened the Bible we found that it does in fact teach the first principle of the doctrine of the Trinity: There is only one, true, eternal, living Being who is God by nature and Maker of heaven and earth. This concept is exactly what we expect to find in the Bible if the doctrine of the Trinity is true.
Finis Dake Teaches Tritheism and Rejects The Trinity
So far we have discussed the biblical support for the Trinity and focused closer on the biblical fact that God cannot be divided or separated in His essence or essential nature (what makes God, God).
We will now explore how Finis Dake and the Dake Bible distort and corrupt this teaching. We will show from Dake’s own writings that he taught Tritheism: the belief in three completely separate god(s), each with their own eternal substance, essence or nature separate from the others. While Christianity has always been a monotheistic religion, Dake teaches polytheism (the belief in many God’s).
But some of you will immediately say that Dake in the Dake Annotated Reference Bible and in his book "Gods Plan for Man" applies the term "Trinity" to God (or god’s plural if you believe Dake’s teachings) dozens of different times. So how can we say Dake denies the Trinity when he uses the term so many different times? By comparing the many passages in Dake’s writings that discuss the theological teaching of the Trinity, we come to the conclusion that Dake completely distorts, corrupts, and changes the meaning of "Trinity." After a great deal of study, we have come to the conclusion that while Finis Dake uses the right "theological" terms to describe God, the meaning of the terms have been changed. Dake does not believe in the Trinity, he believes in three separate god’s. He does not believe God is omniscient (knows everything), but instead learns things as we do. Dake for example may call God omniscient, but to him Omniscient does NOT mean what Christians have believed that term or word to mean for hundreds of years. It is our contention that Dake knowingly deceived Christians by using the right terms, but not what those terms really mean. Finis Dake could have just wrote in his books what he really believed and stated that he rejected the Trinity. Dake likely knew though that if he came out and said he rejected the Trinity he would not be accepted in the Pentecostal and Christian communities. Other cults such as the Mormons and Jehovah Witnesses state outright that they reject the orthodox and traditional meaning and teaching of the Trinity. Finis Dake though was able to infiltrate the church with his deceptive teachings while knowing he distorted almost every aspect of God’s nature and biblical teaching.
Let’s examine in detail now exactly what Dake teaches and how he deviates from the true meaning of the Trinity.
The closest Dake comes to seemingly teaching the biblical truth is:
Dake’s phrase "… one in unity and eternal substance…" would appear at first glance to settle the issue and seems to indicate that Dake is biblical in his beliefs. Upon further investigation though the reader will discover that Dake believes that the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are only ‘One’ in unity NOT one in essence or substance. Here are some exact quotes from him.
Dake makes very clear in these quotations that God is ‘One’ only in the same sense or the same manner as three other people would be one. God, according to Dake, is ‘one’ only in the sense of being in relationship and working together with each other to the same ends. Dake believes (see some of our other papers on God’s Body) that the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit each have their own body, soul, and spirit just like othe people do. As a result God can only be said to be ‘one’ in the same sense that any three separate other people could be said to be one. There can be no sharing of a single ‘essence’ or Being since each of the three god(s) is a self contained unit that cannot share the same singular nature or essence. Since the three of them (Father, Son, Holy Spirit) are ‘One’ the same as any other three separate people would be, then Dake is describing three separate God’s and distinct god(s) (plural), not three persons (the who) in One essence (the what). What Finis Dake is teaching and describing is not the Trinity as Christians have always believed and taught, but instead Tritheism. Dake only uses the term ‘One God’ in the sense of unity (working together in purpose and plan just as any three other people would) not in the sense of ‘One Being.’ For a much fuller explanation of the biblical understanding of the Trinity please click on some of the links under the Trinity section at LearnTheology.com.
In ‘God’s Plan for Man’ Dake explains very plainly what he means when he states that God is one:
So in Finis Dake’s belief system, God is ‘One’ ONLY in the exact same sense that any three humans could be one. This is NOT what the theological idea of "Trinity" means, but is instead the heretical and corrupt belief called "Tritheism." Dake covertly changes what the term "Trinity" really means. As a result some Christians will read his writings and believe that since Dake uses the term "Trinity" throughout his works, that Dake believed in the Trinity. Finis Dake in the Dake Bible and his systematic theology called "God’s Plan for Man" has denied and corrupted one of the most basic beliefs that is essential to the Christian Faith.
Dake Purposefully Misrepresents The Trinity
James White writes in his book ‘The Forgotten Trinity, p.27)’:
The ‘misrepresentation’ that James White describes false religions and cults as using when describing is the exact same misrepresentation that Dake uses. Some might call this a ‘straw man’ argument because Dake purposefully distorts and creates a false position for those he disagrees with. Here are a few examples where Finis Dake repeats this argument:
There are other times in Dake’s various writings that he uses this argument that no one believes. He attempts over and over to ‘prove’ his view by misrepresenting what those who believe in the Trinity believe. I agree with Dake that the idea of ‘three persons in one person’ does not make sense. No well know group has taught this though! The christian church certainly has not taught this. Finis Dake was not a dumb person. He had to have known this. Since I believe he certainly knew this, then I have to conclude he purposefully is being deceitful by attacking those who hold to the historic doctrine and teaching of the Trinity with a false representation… hence a straw man argument. (We have many different article available that discuss the Trinity from a Biblical viewpoint that can be found here).
We believe that the way the Dake manipulates what Christians really believe about the Trinity also applies to the way he uses Scripture in his written materials. Finis Dake in the Dake Bible, God’s Plan for Man, and other written materials uses a ‘ton’ of Bible references. He seemingly uses a lot of ‘proof texts’ to prove he is right. Just like many other cult leaders or leaders of false religions, he very often uses verses out of context, and does very little in-depth interpretation of specific verses. Many of the verses we have looked up have nothing (or very, very little) to do with what he is attempting to ‘prove.’
There is also another area of weakness that this study of the Trinity exposes in Dake’s teaching. Dake has stated in his writings that the Bible must be interpreted literally. It is interesting to observe how he often accuses others of not taking verses literally, but then He does the same thing! For example: there are many verses in the Bible that state specifically there is ONE God! Yet instead of taking those many verses literally, he re-interprets all of those verses to fit his preconceived understanding of ‘One’ not really meaning one, but instead a group working together in ‘unity’. The Christian Church long ago dealt with trying to understand the Bible verses that prove there is one God, yet three persons within that One God. Dake completely overlooks how the theological term ‘Trinity’ has always been interpreted… and what "Trinity" means, and instead substitutes his own meaning and interpretation.
This article is not aimed at explaining biblical meaning of the Trinity (in-depth) that has been accepted by the Church for hundreds of years (we have many articles already for that). What this article has attempted to do is point out that Finis Dake is heretical and has departed from the Biblical Faith by rejecting the Trinity and many other Biblical Teachings.
Over the next couple of weeks we will be writing a series of articles that demonstrate that Finis Dake in the Dake Bible and ‘God’s Plan for Man’ also deny that God is Omniscient (knows everything), Omnipresent (present everywhere), Omnipowerful (all powerful) and Immutable. We will also look further at Dake’s distortion and false teaching regarding The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit having a body, soul, and spirit in the same sense that angels and man have.
Finis Dake has Rejected Biblical Christianity
We began this article by discussing briefly the biblical teaching of the Trinity which has been held and believed by Christians for thousands of years.
After getting an overview of the Trinity, we discussed specifically how biblically God is One in essence.
Finally we looked at how Finis Dake and his writings (the Dake Bible, God’s Plan for Man and other writings) distort and redefine the basic and accepted meaning of the Trinity. Finis Dake knew he was corrupting and redefining the basic meaning of the term ‘Trinity" though for what reason we cannot be sure. It is very likely that the denominations (Assemblies of God and later Church of God) would have removed him from fellowship if he blatantly stated he denied the trinity. Instead of being intellectually honest, he has deceived many by giving his own definition to the theologic term "the Trinity."
Finis Dake though has also corrupted almost every other essential biblical doctrine and completely distorted and corrupted what the Bible has to say regarding God’s true Nature and Being. In future articles we will look further at some of these basic and essential doctrines to see how Dake has taught heresy about God’s basic nature.
*** This article is a rough draft and we will be adding to it as time goes by. ***
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