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“You are my friends if you obey my commands.”  [John 14:15]

TWO PERSONS

“The testimony of two persons is true.”
[John 8:17 NCMM]

In a debate with the Jewish hierarchy Jesus quoted Deuteronomy 17:8 which reads: “The testimony of two or THREE persons is true.” He went on to point to those two persons: himself and his Father. Why does the Master omit the holy pneuma when Deuteronomy 17:8 mentions the true testimony of THREE persons. If Jesus knew and believed that the Holy Ghost was a third person in their divine oneness, why would he not say, “‘The testimony of three persons is true.’ I bear witness about myself. The Father who sent me testifies about me, AND THE HOLY GHOST also bears witness’?” It seems clear Jesus only believed there were two persons and so makes his quote of Deuteronomy 17:8 based on this truth.

Abba bless you.

— Mark Heber Miller.