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Updated April 15, 2008
WHAT'S WRONG WITH "A TRINITY"?
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HISTORY OF "A TRINITY"
In his book "The Two Babylons,"
Alexander Hislop traces most of the practices
Suffice it here to
say that, in comparing Catholicism (and, judged by the same
If there is one subject
that stands out in the Old Testament, then it is the Divine
With the Messiah entering upon the stage of history, unrepentant men - unable to fathom the spiritual mysteries, now really became confused and had every reason to resort to ancestral pagan ideas! Arising from this confusion, we find the first three centuries rife with great controversies regarding Messiah's Identity, (e,g. Arianism, Eusebiusism, etc.). Amidst of this, Athanasius, bishop of Alexandria, appears (A.D. 293-373) to spend most of his life opposing the Arian controversy (Encyc, of Religion - Hastings, vol. 2, pg, 168).
The result? - a Creed to define a "Mystery Trinity" - and adhered to by most churches to this very day! (Refer to the Athanasian Creed).
THE THEORY OF A TRIUNE GOD
The most tragic part of this Great Misconcept of a 'Trinity', is that most adherents of the theory have been misled into believing it, because there is certainly much 'right' in this theory, while there is a lot wrong with it. The trinitarian concept is founded on the vital Biblical Truth that "God is ONE." (Deut. 6:4 - the Greatest Commandment, as referred to by the Messiah and the foundational concept of the Jewish Faith, as also of Islam).
It is the subtle concealing, however, of a Great Lie, based on an ancient pagan rendering of a triune deity, which does untold harm to the Greatest Truth contained in the Bible, namely, the True Identity of the Almighty Creator God of Israel. It is a doctrine of confusion, which even its most ardent advocates cannot fully substantiate. Though the learned interpreters of the Trinity theory proclaim the "sacredness" and the "divine mystery" of the subject to be the reason for this confusion, it is most certain that one of the most vital requirements for salvation, could not possibly and righteously be based on confusion!
Trinitarians are of the impression that this concept does teach that "God is ONE". Closer analysis and investigation though, will prove that the ONENESS of God is totally denied by this teaching. Because of the subtlety of the Great Lie which is inherent in this teaching, great misunderstanding exists not only amongst most of it's adherents, but even amongst ardent opposers of this teaching.
Jews, for instance, generally delude themselves to think that Trinitarian Christians believe and teach that "Jesus is God". A simple proof that this is totally unfounded, lies in the fact that those minority sects of Christianity (probably less than one percent of total Christianity) who do teach emphatically that "Jesus is God", known as "Jesus Only's", are regarded as heretics and outcasts by Christianity general. Mainstream Christianity's inter-church associations, for this reason, will not accept these sects into their associations. So much for the "oneness" claims of Trinitarians!
This whole matter therefore concerns the Identity of The Almighty God. While it is certainly true that the Identity of the Supreme Being is shrouded in a Mystery, the Scriptures are emphatic that God is eager to reveal this sublime Truth to the sincere seeker after Him - those who are preparing themselves to be His spotless 'Bride'.
Matt. 11:27 (b)
In the confusion and division on the matter of a Trinity. there are nearly as many interpretations as there are teachers of this theory. The reader should not take the contents of this article as an accusation against him- or herself, but rather regard it as an endeavour to bring us into the full vital Truth. Not all are guilty or conscious of the staggering implications of this teaching. The innocent will take a stand for the Truth and give the True God His rightful honour. But, there are also those who will lack the love of their Saviour, the Messiah, to exalt Him to the highest. Many will do so in an sincere endeavour though, not to encroach on the Supremacy of their 'real' God, by exalting their Messiah to that position of Almighty God Himself!
It should therefore be obvious that the Truth in this matter is of vital importance. It would be spiritually fatal for believers to deny Messiah His full Godhead if He were indeed to be Almighty God Himself - as it would be similarly fatal to equate Him to Almighty God if indeed He is not such.
This is not a new issue. It was a raging question during Messiah's lifetime 2000 years ago (refer to the BIBLE REVELATION Study "Here's your God" which expounds on the question as raised by His contemporaries and as answered by Himself from the Tanach - 'Old Testament'). It was indeed the main issue for which He was Crucified (for "making Himself out to be God" - refer Jo. 19:1-22; 8:24,27,28; 37-39; Ex. 3:14; Deut. 32:39). It was the dividing issue amongst Messianic theologians during the first two centuries CE, culminating in the Council of Nicea, 320 CE, where the "Trinity" was defined in an attempt to bring an end to the division; under the resultant Roman enforcement of the new declared "State Religion", it was one of the main issues for which non-complying Messianic believers were kept in dungeons and thrown to lions; it was an issue for which Calvin condemned believers to the stake, believing to protect "the interest of God".
The interpretations of the Identity of the Messiah, known as 'Jesus Christ' to Christians (YAHU'SHUAH HA'MASCHIACH, as He was known to His contemporaries in Israel, 2000 years ago), ranges between Him being merely a man, not to be worshipped at all; to giving Him some form of Divinity, but not on a par with 'the Father'; right through to declaring Him Almighty God, YHVH, Himself.
Taken in broad terms,
Christian Trinitarians can be divided into two main categories:
Added to, or included
in this group, are:
The first mentioned have abandoned the eternal foundational principle of the Original Faith (as handed down by God personally, through Moses, to the Hebrews) in the process of accepting the "Christian" Messiah. Thereby they unknowingly dishonour the very Messiah Whom they have accepted, because He is the God (YAHVEH) of their forefathers Himself (as this study and others in our On-Site Library will prove) - a principle which Christians find hard or impossible to accept - hence the "invention" of and the clinging to a Trinity theory.
The second of these groups, equally peculiar, are prepared to discard their former Christian teachings, one after the other, in a progressive process, as they re-incorporate the principles, teachings and even Hebrew language of Judaism - but, they generally refuse to budge from the greatest pagan and non-Jewish teaching of all - that which affects the very nature and Identity of their "Jewish" God - and insist on defending the concept of a Triune God - the first principle of paganism - or denying Him Divinity altogether! They seem to fail to grasp this most vital tenet of the Jewish Faith, namely the Oneness of the True God of Israel. Apologetically then, and in order to comply with the undeniable Biblical tenet of the unique Oneness of the Creator God of Israel, they create phrases like: "compound unity" (effectively, a contradiction in terms) or even a more weird concept of "2 YAHVEH's" (one being God, the other not!) to describe His Identity.
This article will emphasise the futility of worshipping a 'triune God', or any other form of multiplicity, which is forbidden in the First Commandment. The Shemah (Deut 6:4), referred to by Messiah as the Greatest Commandment, identifies the One True God of Israel by Name.
This is a clarion call to the integrity of your love and faith in the Creator - your Saviour. Do not be deceived by those who claim that this Revelation of the True God is not important - on the contrary - your eternal wellbeing depends on your enlightenment and recognition of the Truth in this very subject. The Bible is clear on the matter and states:
What, then, is wrong with the teaching of a Trinity?
1 lt makes the Almighty a LIAR!
The Almighty YAHVEH Himself claims in:
Trinitarians claim "there are three persons in the Godhead - and these three are one." Would YAHVEH not know the other two?
Notice: YAHVEH is clearly using singular terms and speaks of Himself as "I", "Me", etc. Trinitarians interpret this to mean that there is no other God besides the 'triune God' - and they insist that there are three distinctly separate Beings. Those who are advanced in their studies, have to admit that the Bible teaches that the Messiah is also the Creator (John 1:1, 10; Col. 1:15,16; Heb, 1: 2, 8 - l0) and "without Him was not anything made . . . " They claim, though, that the Messiah was 'with' the Father at Creation. Why then, does the Almighty YAHVEH have no knowledge of this?
Isa. 44:24; 45:12
Whom will we trust
- YAHVEH, Who does not lie - or those of His created
Those Trinitarians who deny that their Messiah is God (contrary to what the Trinity theory is supposed to be teaching), obviously claim His Offer of Salvation, thereby denying their Saviour as their God. But YAHVEH, the True God, Who according to the Trinity theory is "the Father", makes the following claim :
Isa. 43:11 - (see also
Isa. 63:16; 64:8
Looking far into the future, YAHVEH could say through the prophet Zechariah
Zech, 12 :1O
This surely proves
that the Messiah was YAHVEH Himself before His incarnation. The Trinity
theory does not allow for this interpretation.
2. It places someone above God - an UNKNOWN ENTITY
The doctrine of the Trinity
teaches that the Father and the Son are "two separate
This confusion has
gained a foothold amongst sincere believers, because it is
Nowhere in the Old
Testament however, is there any word of a co-existing Son
The general interpretation of the Trinity is commonly depicted by a drawing of a triangle: Father at the top, with Son and Holy Spirit at the bottom corners. In the center the words "One God"; and on each leg of the triangle the words "is not". Thus, while all three are "One", yet, the Father "is not" the Son, "is not" the Holy Spirit. So much for confusion!
If we concern ourselves here only with the periods under dispute, namely, before and after "the Son's" earthly life, in order to evaluate the statement that "the Son is not the Father" (according to the triangular sketch), and consider that trinitarians have to admit that the Messiah was pre-existent (Micah 5:1) i,e, alive through Old Testament times. By claiming that the Father is not the Son, they are actually preaching a Son who was co-existent with the Father in Old Testament times. This is against all Scriptural teaching and all Divine Commandments.
May we then also ask: Why did Abraham Moses, Jacob and other holy men of God never mention the 'co -existent' God or "Son of God"? Why did they worship YAHVEH alone?
The concept which we present holds the answer. There was no co-existent Son! YAHVEH took upon Himself the shape of man in order to visit earth and bring reconciliation as "the Sacrificial Lamb of God" - and that does not make of Him a Lamb!
The gravity of this matter becomes clear when we consider, in the case of prayer: Who do trinitarians pray to? If the Messiah is God Himself, and they pray to someone "above" Him whom they regard as the Father God - then WHO are they really praying to, for there is no-one above YAHVEH!
It is for this reason that many followers of the Messiah resort to the belief that their Messiah is not God Himself. But then they face the dilemma that:
- In Rev. 1:7,8 Messiah
claims to be the Almighty Himself;
And, alas, if Messiah were to be the Almighty HimseIf, what a humiliating insult to the CREATOR OF ALL in denying Him that Honour! What blasphemy - denying Him the right to His own Throne and praying to an unidentifiable Being above Him!. Can you wonder why YAHU'SHUAH said in:
Matt. 7 : 22, 23
3. It breaks the Law of God
The teaching of a Trinity
is directly opposed to the FIRST and GREATEST Command, as laid down in
Deut. 6 :4 and as also confirmed by Messiah in Mark 12: 28-34
YAHVEH certainly is God, the Father. The error of the Trinity teaching though, is contained in the fact that it teaches "another 2nd God before YAHVEH", because it claims that Messiah is God, but that He is not YAHVEH Himself. In this way, adherents of this teaching break the Commandments of YAHVEH as quoted above.
The difference between the Truth and the Lie is a very thin thread - yet it affects an Eternity of Salvation!
We need to clearly
differentiate at this stage, between these two vital extremes.
Oneness believers are often accused that they
conform to the Trinity teaching anyway. The confusion arises in that
both the Oneness and Trinity teachings claim Messiah to be "God".
That after all, much as it is denied, is a fundamental Scriptural teaching.
The subtle difference though, spans a bottomless void:
The Oneness school (of which BIBLE REVELATIONS is a proponent) teaches that Messiah was "a Human Manifestation" of YAHVEH - thus YAHVEH Himself - and hence, correctly conforming to putting no 'other gods' before YAHVEH, neither detracting from Messiah's Supreme Deity.
It is this Supremacy of Messiah that Satan opposes
and which he earnestly tries to obliterate with confusion.
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