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Why God the Father could not shed blood

Updated: Feb 28

God the Father could not shed blood because as the Holy Bible teaches, God is a spirit and spirits have neither hearts, veins nor flesh for the blood to travel through.

"God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth." (John 4:24, KJV)

"There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling. One Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all." (Ephesians 4:4-6, KJV)

Almighty God is not three separate and distinct persons working in unison with the one God, yet several Christian denominations and organizations such as the United Methodist Church, Baptists and the Roman Catholic Church teach that He is.

The dogma is the doctrine of the Holy Trinity: that God is three separate and distinct persons - Father, Son and Holy Ghost - working in unison with the one God.

I would like to point out the fact that the words "Holy Trinity" do not appear in the Holy Bible. So the conceptual phrase is not biblical.

Christians who believe that God is three separate personalities representing one God in one body are known as "Trinitarians."

Preachers such as the Rev. Gino Jennings believe that the Holy Trinity is an erroneous teaching and often cite Bible verses as proof. For example:

"For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one." (1 John 5:7)

A man can be a father, a son and a grandfather having the Holy Spirit within. He is one person and not three different people.

Likewise there is only one God. He is not a person but He is a spirit. He does not have a split personality. He is not three people.

The Father, the Word and the Holy Spirit represent only three of the names, attributes and titles that are attached to the one God.

A few more of His names and titles include Jesus Christ, Son of God, Alpha and Omega, Ancient of Days, Elohim, Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father and Prince of Peace.

The Bible says over and over again that He is one God.

"For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus." (1 Timothy 2:5, KJV)

"Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD." (Deuteronomy 6:4, KJV)

The Bible duly notes that the Lord performs diverse operations and not the work of three people.

"Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all." (1 Corinthians 12:4-6)

What are God's diversities of operations?

  1. God the Father is the Creator of all things.

  2. The Word walked the earth in flesh and blood: the man Jesus Christ who was born in the royal lineage of King David.

  3. The Holy Spirit maintains the church.

The Creator:

God Almighty has always existed and will always exist. He had no beginning. He has no end. He is from everlasting to everlasting. Nothing existed before Him and nothing will outlive or outlast Him.

He did not create Himself from the darkness. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad taught his followers in the Nation of Islam that God created Himself from the darkness.

Almighty God did not create Himself at all.

"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." (Genesis 1:1, KJV)

"Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. 'Let there be light,'" God said. Then there was light. (Gen. 1:2-3, NIV)

"Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God." (Psalm 90:2)

The Word:

God the Creator used words to bring the world into existence.

"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." (John 1:1)

One God! So if the Word was God at the beginning then the Word is God in the end. So that would mean there are at least two Gods if we go by the Holy Trinity doctrine.

"And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth." (John 1:14)

Since God the Creator as a natural spirit could not shed blood, the Word was made flesh and blood in the natural body of Jesus Christ: He who walked on earth, water, spoke and calmed a whirlwind, preached, prophesied, healed diseases, blindness and fed thousands with a few fish.

Jesus spoke words and raised people from the dead including Lazarus.

Christ was scourged, crucified, dead and buried but arose on the third day so that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life. (John 3:16)

The unblemished blood of Jesus served as the sacrificial shedding for the remission of sins. The Crucifixion reconciled us with one God.

"For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life!" (Romans 5:15, NIV)

The Holy Ghost aka the Holy Spirit:

When a man or a woman is filled with the Holy Ghost, it is the spirit of one God and not a person. God is a spirit. The Bible teaches that the Holy Spirit maintains the Church.

"But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; to another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; to another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues: But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will." (1 Corinthians 12:7-11)

Jesus said, "It is the spirit who gives life; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life. (John 6:63, NKJV)

God the Father could not shed blood. So He spoke Jesus to be born into the world as flesh, blood and bones. Thus we are offered the gift of eternal life through the one and only living God.


Reginald Spann is the founder, Publisher and Senior Content Editor of both The Christian Commander and Seven Angels Sentinel. He has been writing and editing professionally for over 20 years and has authored one book: The Healing of a Nation.

A graduate of the University of Missouri - St. Louis' school of psychology (BA) with a minor in communications, he is a freelance journalist who is available for editing and writing about a variety of content including sports, religion, politics, entertainment and pop culture.

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