The focus of this article is to show that you cannot be “God” and sit at God’s “right hand” at the same time. The statement brought forward in this article is made in light of a clear knowledge of the Doctrine of the Trinity. We are well aware that the doctrine of the Trinity states “the union in one God of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit as three infinite, co-equal, co-eternal persons; one God in three persons.”

Nonetheless, logic and reasoning [1] cannot be ignored. The Scripture verses quoted [2] below make it impossible for Jesus to be “God,” if in fact, he is sitting at the right hand of God.

Acts 2:33
Exalted to the right hand of God, he has received from the Father the promised Holy Spirit and has poured out what you now see and hear.

Acts 5:31
God exalted him to his own right hand as Prince and Savior that he might give repentance and forgiveness of sins to Israel.

1 Peter 3:22
[Jesus Christ] who has gone into heaven and is at God’s right hand— with angels, authorities and powers in submission to him

Romans 8:34
Who is he that condemns? Christ Jesus, who died– more than that, who was raised to life– is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.

Matthew 26:64
“Yes, it is as you say,” Jesus replied. “But I say to all of you: In the future you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven.”

Mark 16:19
After the Lord Jesus had spoken to them, he was taken up into heaven and he sat at the right hand of God.

Colossians 3:1
Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.

Hebrews 1:3
After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.

Hebrews 10:12
But when this priest had offered for all time one sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God.

Acts 7:55-56
(55) But Stephen, full of the holy spirit, looked up to heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God.
(56) “Look,” he said, “I see heaven open and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God.” [3]


1. For all of our online material on Logic & Reasoning, click here. Back to top

2. All Scripture verses used in this article were taken from the New International Version (NIV). Bold emphasis is ours. Back to top

3. Notice how Stephen didn’t look up and see a triune God. He saw God and Jesus standing at His right hand. Back to top

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