“You shall have no other gods before Me.” – Exodus 20:3
You probably recognize this as the first of the Ten Commandments. In the margin of the New American Standard Bible an alternative translation is given, which would be:
“You shall have no other gods besides Me.” – Exodus 20:3
The trinity concept places other gods alongside the Lord. Of course, proponents of trinitarian doctrine claim that it’s one God in three persons, but that, of course, is just semantic gymnastics. There is one God, and He does not want any other gods – or persons – to be brought alongside. He’s made that clear. Thus we can say as well:
“You shall have no other gods beside Me.” – Exodus 20:3
For more on what it means to follow Christ as the one true God, see:
The purpose of this blog is to proclaim Jesus Christ in terms familiar to those who read the Bible, and to help others become more familiar with the Bible. For those unfamiliar with the Bible, see the blog A Nonchurchgoer’s Guide to Jesus and His Kingdom.
Scripture quotations taken from the NASB.