Is the trinity teaching scriptural?

Length: 10 minutes

I hope you must have found out, perhaps for the first time that the word “Trinity” is never found in the scriptures and yet it is the most important doctrine of the Christendom. Trinitarians, that is those that believe in the trinitarian theory of God, have different definitions of trinity but it seem they all agree on this:

“the Persons are co-eternal and co-equal: all alike are uncreated and omnipotent.”

Catholic Encyclopedia

So the dogma of trinity believe this strange concepts that God Himself, Jesus and the Holy spirit are:

  • 3 persons that in some way give us the ONE God of the Bible.
  • All three are co eternal and were never created since they all are ONE God!
  • These 3 persons – God, Jesus and the Holy spirit are co-equal. None is greater than the other since they are 3 but equal to ONE God!

Does the Bible teach trinity theory?

The short and direct answer is NO! Apart from the fact that Trinity doctrine itself was imported into the Bible by ancient church philosophers, the Holy scriptures is very clear on the fundamental attributes of the almighty God like:

  1. God can NEVER change. The implication is that God can not be God today and change to man tomorrow as trinity suggests. Trinitarians call this the incarnation of God. They teach that the almighty God came down from heaven and changed to a foetus/baby in the womb of Mary, that is, that God changed to flesh. The word incarnation, just like trinity, is not found in the Bible. Also, no Bible passage ever said that God changed to flesh. God, by His spirit can dwell in flesh or in a man, but He Himself cannot change to flesh. Also, the word of God can cause flesh or human to be created as in the case of Jesus after angel Gabriel spoke the word of God into Mary’s womb and we saw for the first time, a virgin become pregnant!
  2. God can not be tempted James 1:13. In contrast, the Bible made it clear in several occasion that Jesus was tempted in many ways like we are tempted.
    “For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin.” Hebrews 4:15.
  3. God can not die. Yes at no point can we say that God died! Yet Jesus died and temporary ceased to live!

Our Lord Jesus Christ was certainly not the almighty God. He was never CO-EQUAL with God. He clearly said:

28  You heard me say to you, ‘I am going away, and I will come to you.’ If you loved me, you would have rejoiced, because I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I. 

John 14:28

Here, like in all other circumstances, our Lord Jesus Christ made it clear that he was never co-equal with the almighty God as trinity claims. Trinity is not scriptural and therefore an erroneous conception of God.

God can not change but Jesus Christ was conceived, grew to a baby and became a man, was tempted, cried out to God saying “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” and died?

Questions that show that trinity theory is a false doctrine;

  • If Jesus is equal to almighty God, why did he always pray to God? Even on the cross, he prayed “my God my God, why have you forsaken me?” How can God worship another God?
  • Even after his ascension, the apostles addressed God, as the God and Father of Jesus Christ. Why???

Eph 1:3 NET Blessed is the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms in Christ.

Also apostle Peter here..

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By his great mercy he gave us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

1Peter 1:3 NET
  • If Jesus the son of God is EQUAL with his Father (which is impossible but many believe this error), how come Jesus said he does not know the time he will come again but only the Father knows?

“But as for that day or hour no one knows it – neither the angels in heaven, nor the Son – except the Father.

Mark 13:32 NET
  • Why is Jesus sitting at the right hand of God which means he is still under the control of God?

2  looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. 

Hebrews 12:2

Not only that trinity is not found anywhere in the Bible but God the spirit and God the son were also coined 300 years after the death of Jesus by the Roman church philosophers.

True Bible Teaching about God

Bible does not teach Trinity in any way but this is the true teaching of the Bible:

  • GOD the Father of all being is the only true God. He made every other thing that exists including the angels and our lord Jesus Christ.
  • God created things out of nothing by speaking his WORD. This WORD/LOGOS represents our lord Jesus Christ who is the first born of the new creation.
  • Jesus had a human mother but no earthly father. He was created by the word of God and in that sense he is literally the son of God, or God is literally his Father.
  • Jesus Christ is the son of God sent to this world by God. Jesus was not the Almighty God himself. He always prayed to God frequently.
  • Holy spirit is not a person but the spirit that flow from God to demonstrate His power and His presence. God is everywhere through His holy spirit. God can abide or live in someone through His holy spirit thereby making that person an Elohim (God) though not in a sense of equality.

Here are some Bible points to consider:

ROLE OF JESUS AND GOD (NOT CO-EQUALITY)

Carefully read the passages below and you will see that the Bible never spoke of Jesus as an equal of God whether while in flesh or now that he is in heaven.

5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; 6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.

1Ti 2:5-6 KJV

But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.

1Corinthians 11:3 KJV

Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I.

John 14:28 KJV

16 And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? 17 And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.

Matthew 19:16-17 KJV

All through Jesus ministry, he made it clear that he came to do the will of his father who is God and not his own will. He tried to give God the glory back.

“I can do nothing on my own. As I hear, I judge, and my judgment is just, because I seek not my own will but the will of him who sent me.

John 5:30

Where did it all go wrong

Apostle John who was the last apostle to die saw this great falling away and warned:

7 For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist. 8 Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward.

2John 1:7-8 KJV

300 years after the death of Jesus, Emperor Constantine, himself a Pagan presided over the Nicean Council and concluded that Jesus is one and equal with almighty God.

Today the truth stands that God loved the world and sent our lord Jesus Christ. God is one, not 3 in 1, and as the Jews would always recite:

Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, The LORD is one.

Deuteronomy 6:4

Jesus could have sinned, he was human and therefore flesh. He had his own will which was different from God’s but he chose not to obey it, he never sinned even for once. At a point, Jesus thought of evading death which would have been a sin or disobedience to God since he was sent to die. How did Jesus defeat this struggle with his will? He PRAYED to God his Father!

“41 And he withdrew from them about a stone’s throw, and knelt down and prayed, 42saying, “Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me. Nevertheless, not my will, but yours, be done.””

Luke 22:41,42

The almighty God can not pray to another God for help! Did you notice that Jesus said “not my will, but yours”? This is the Jesus of the Bible and that is why he is also our High priest in Heaven. He understands how difficult it was for him to resist sin while he was on earth. Read Hebrews 4:15.

Everything about God and Jesus of the Bible changed after the Romans or the so called Latin church fathers hijacked Christendom using government power. They introduced Trinity which says that Jesus only appeared like human but he was fully God and therefore unable to sin. This is what Mr. Augustine, a famous church philosopher called “non posse peccare” which means that Jesus was unable to sin. The church even went ahead to teach that Mary was unable to sin since almighty God once lived in her womb! From this false doctrine of the church, another closely related error later developed: The infallibility of the pope!

If Jesus was part of the three in one God(s) or trinity and it was impossible for him to sin, why then did the scripture say that he defeated sin? Why then was he tempted? Jesus could have sinned since he was human and not almighty God. But Jesus never sinned, he chose to do only the will of God his father. Since death is a product of sin, the grave could not hold him because Jesus was never guilty of any sin of his own. He defeated sin and death and rose again the third day! His righteousness is now imputed on anyone who believes in him so that even if they died, like Christ, they will rise again. This is the grace of God.

It is not easy to reject Trinity, if you reject this fatal error, you will discover the true God and Jesus of the Bible. You will discover true Christianity.

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