Sunday, September 19, 2010

One of a kind

Acts 17:11
These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

So searching the scriptures to see if what we believe or hear is encouraged in scripture and as Christians we should also be ready to provide a reason for the things that we believe.

1 Peter 3:15
But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect,

The reality is that many Christians who accept the doctrine of the Trinity, also remain confused and even those who have a deeper understanding of it, will admit that they do not understand it completely when challenged. An answer you often hear is that the Trinity is hard to understand because God is beyond our thinking and understanding.
(in other words they are saying Jesus failed at the work given him.)

The Trinity doctrine basically says that there is one God.
The Father is God, the Son is God, and the Holy Spirit is God.
Hence God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
Three, but they make up one God. Each is co-equal and co-eternal.
God is described as a class or family made up of these three personalities.
(three individual but equal Gods that make up one almighty)

If we consider all the scriptures that we have read then we must conclude that the Trinity is not only an inadequate way to describe God, but is actually a false teaching designed to take our eyes off the scriptures and place our trust in man-made creeds.

Similar to the Theory of Evolution, the doctrine of the Trinity is based mainly on imagination and they desperately cling to any scripture that could even have the slightest possibility of backing up their thoughts. But in doing so they have gone off track with the meanings of the scriptures that they quote and change the truth of God into a lie.
Trinitarians argue that the Trinity has always been taught by the Church and there was never a time that it was not. Of course they would say this, otherwise they would have to admit that it was an addition and therefore not a biblical doctrine nor a foundational one. But if the Trinity doctrine is not taught in scripture, then it is an addition. Now according to history, the original Nicene Creed included only the Father and Son. The Holy Spirit was added in decades later. So it seems clear that the theology was never always taught as they say, rather it developed over time and changed over time.
If we claim to believe in something, as Acts 17:11 says devote enough time to find out if it is true.
Let's look in the book of Revelation, where both God the Father and Jesus the Son are described as "the Alpha and Omega" we know that "alpha" is used here to refer to the "first/beginning" and "Omega" refers to "last/end" which simply means the one and only of a kind. If God is the only one of his kind, and Jesus is the only one of his kind (which they are) that pretty much eliminates the theory of "three of a kind" now doesn't it?