God is a spirit (John 4:24, singular), and He is holy (1 Peter 1:16). The Holy Spirit is studied upon in t...
God is a spirit (John 4:24, singular), and He is holy (1 Peter 1:16). The Holy Spirit is studied upon in the book of Romans, which was written by the Apostle Paul around 62 AD to Rome. The interesting fact is the church that started out with a belief in one God, and baptism in the name of Jesus (Romans 6:3-5) continued that truth even in 100 AD. Here's the proof. The following is a true record of a Baptism which took place in Rome A.D. 100 and was reproduced in TIME magazine, December 5, 1955.
"The deacon raised his hand, and Publius Decius stepped through the baptistry door. Standing waist-deep in the pool was Marcus Vasca the woodseller. He was smiling as Publius waded into the pool beside him. ‘Credis?’ he asked. ‘Credo,’ responded Publius. ‘I believe that my salvation comes from Jesus the Christ, Who was crucified under Pontius Pilate. With Him I died that with Him I may have Eternal Life.’ Then he felt strong arms supporting him as he let himself fall backward into the pool, and heard Marcus’ voice in his ear ---- ‘I baptize you in the Name of the Lord Jesus’ ---- as the cold water closed over him."
Paul used these three words most often in Romans (word counts based on the original Greek text): God (153 times). Law (74 times). Christ (65 times; see also Lord, 43 times; Jesus, 36 times). Interestingly, he never mention a trinity, nor does any Apostle as it started in 200 AD under Tertullian, and adopted in 325-381 AD by the Catholic Church, but not fully developed until about 515 AD during Justin's rule.