While Jesus was in the belly of hell delivering people, the Father was still in charge, controlling the Universe.
That's a highly dubious interpretation my friend. I think Alexander is most likely closer to the truth on that one:
I THIRST (John); IT IS FINISHISED (John): and FATHER INTO THY HANDS I COMMIT MY SP1RIT (Luke).
The last cry from the Cross indicates that at the moment of death, Christ was not forsaken by God, but was in holy communion with Him.
The misconceived expression in the so-called Apostles’ Creed, “He descended into hell” has no reference to the infernal regions, but to the burial scene of Psalm 16:10 - “Thou wilt not leave my soul in hell (that is, the grave) neither wilt thou suffer thy Holy One to see corruption”. In fact his Spirit went straight to Paradise where He had already promised to meet the Penitent Thief that same day (Luke 23:43). If it were necessary for the purpose, of the Atonement that Christ should ever be literally abandoned by the Father, it was surely at the point of death itself - the proper termination of the act of sacrifice. Yet it is at that very moment we find Him in closest communion with the Father as He addresses Him by name and commends His Spirit into His hands. His Spirit reposed upon the Father’s bosom as voluntarily, and with the authority of the Father He ‘laid down His life for the sheep (John 10:18). The Sufferer on the Cross was not alone. The darkness was not for Him but for an evil world of unbelief. The hiding of the sun was not the averting of the face of God from Christ but a solemn warning to an abandoned generation from whom God was about to withdraw the Privileges of a dispensation, which they had not kept and against which they had rebelled.
In fact, the whole article is well worth a read. You'll find it here:
It is at once both a direct reply to the challenge issued by the OP, and a defence of the trinitarian nature of the Godhead - but from an unexpected and quite original angle. The more usual defence is to prove:
a) Jesus' deity.
b) The Holy Spirits' personhood (or personality), followed by His deity too.
c) Since the Father's deity is not in question, and since there is only one God, the only possible remaining explanation that accounts for the entire range of revealed truth (as opposed to the highly selective 'proofs' offered by our antagonist) must by the Trinitarian nature of the Godhead.
On top of that, we then also have the numerous references that offer indirect proof of God's trinitarian nature. For example:
Draw near to me, hear this: from the beginning I have not spoken in secret, from the time it came to be I have been there. And now the Lord God has sent me, and his Spirit.
Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all.
2 Corinthians 13:14
How much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
According to the foreknowledge of God the Father, by the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to obey Jesus Christ and be sprinkled with His blood.
1 Peter 1:2
In fact, there are upwards of 30 such references throughout Scripture, and they amount to a theme that runs through and underpins it. To mention all three persons in the same breath in this fashion would be tantamount to blasphemy or idolatry if they did not all share the same nature, ergo, they are all God in their own right.
Furthermore, the clues were there from the beginning. See, for example, Gen. 1:1-3a (cf with Jn.1:1-3, & Col. 1:15-17) and the famous encounter in Gen. chapter 18. The evidence is there for those who have eyes to see, but those who are wilfully blind will never acknowledge it.