The Doctrine of the Trinity
The doctrine of the trinity, as taught by men, is but a carnal attempt to comprehend that which is only understood through the spirit. Man can not know the things of God, except through the spirit of God (1 Cor 2:11-13).
1 Cor 2:14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
Jesus spoke to the people through parables then, and continues to do so now. As Christ interpreted the parables he taught to his Disciples, so too does the Holy Spirit reveal His teachings for us today (Mark 4:34, John 14:26, Eph 1:17).
1 Cor 2:13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teaches; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
Doctrine of the Trinity – Is it Fundamental to the Christian Faith
It is the Holy Spirit that teaches us all things and reveals the following mysteries. We are to be led by the Spirit of God and not a man made doctrine of the trinity (Rom 8:11-18).
- Great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh (1 Tim 3:16)
- God is Spirit: and they that worship him must worship in spirit and in truth.
- The carnal mind is in opposition against God (Romans 8:7)
- The things of the Spirit of God are spiritually discerned (1 Cor 2:14)
- One singular God spoke and the world was, not many Gods or persons (Gen 1:26)
- The only true God, even Jesus Christ who is sent (John 17:3)
- And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin (Rom 8:10)
- All the promises of God are in Jesus Christ (2 Cor 1:20).
- All things were made by Jesus who is the Word (John 1:1)
- “I and the Father are One” (John 10:30).
Matt 3:9 And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.
As you consider the verse above keep in mind Abraham was not a father in the physical sense, but in the Spiritual, through the same Faith that is in Christ. Right now you are most likely thinking, hey hold on a minute Abraham believed upon Yahweh, and not upon Christ Jesus.
In the next article in this series, we will discover through the Word that Christ and Yahweh are one. This revelation if understood will completely unravel the doctrine of the trinity.
The doctrine of the trinity really starts to crumble when we realize that God does not have a father, and Christ is indeed God.
Matt 1:18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.
If Jehovah is the father of Christ, how is it that mary conceived through the Holy Spirit? Would this not make the Holy Spirit Christ’s father?
The Doctrine of the Trinity and Jewish Monotheism
The doctrine of the trinity is not accepted by judaism. This religious group claims albeit falsely to worship the Father, which is one of the persons of the so-called Christian godhead.
Matt 10:32-33 Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.
- Judaism claims to know and thus follow their God who is Yahweh, and yet they do not.
- Anyone that denies that Jesus is the Christ is a liar. He is an antichrist that denies the Father (who is ) also the Son (1 John 2:22).
- They rejected the commandments of God, and only kept the traditions of men (Mark 7:8-9,13).
- Moses gave them the law and yet none of these false rulers of the people kept the law (John 7:19).
- Christ clearly stated,” I and the Father are One” (John 10:30).
- Jesus told them that if God truly was their Father, they would love Him (John 8:42)
- Most who claimed to be of the tribe of Judah did not recognize the Messiah, and this is still true today.
- The genesis of judaism most definitely is from the same spirit of deception that was prevalent at the time of Christ’s advent (Mat 22:2-39).
- The Lord himself gave a sign. Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son; His name is Immanuel (Isaiah 7:14).
- They are without an excuse. Mary gave birth to Jesus who is called Emmanuel; which being interpreted is God with us (Matt 1:23).
- Before Christ, sacrifices were made for the sins of the people. After Christ, however, there remains no covering for sin apart from his shed blood.
- Jesus declared their house to be desolate, and it remains in this condition today (Mat 23:38).
The fathers of the chief priests, scribes and the elders of the people killed the prophets. These self-righteous false Judeans, who were of their father the devil, conspired to kill Jesus. They thought in doing so the inheritance would be theirs (Mat 23:30-38, Mat 21:38, Mat 26:3).
The parable of the vineyard in Mark chapter twelve describes these murderous hypocrites, and the punishment reserved for them.
We are not to pay attention but are indeed to be aware of the jewish fables and the teachings of men (Tit 1:14).
The Doctrine of the Trinity – Is the Father greater than the Son
The doctrine of the trinity claims one God with three distinct persons. Without the Holy Spirit truly residing within a man, he will always be learning as it were, and will never be able to come to the knowledge of the Truth. Mankind is not to pray to the Holy Spirit, but for the Holy Spirit. It is the Holy Spirit that proceeds from God that enables us to understand the mysteries of God.
Within the teachings of this doctrine of the trinity deception, the claim is made by some that the Father is greater than the Son.
It is taught that God the Father is supreme, while God the Son is Supreme in authority. But this separation would still represent two Gods if in fact, they were not one. It can also be said that the Son relinquished some of this authority, as He became a servant to all men.
Col 1:26 Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints:
The mystery of God is revealed through the Spirit of God; the Holy Spirit is not another God but the manifestation of Christ in us (John 14:21).
2 Cor 4:10 Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.
The manifestation of God in the flesh through Christ is a mystery; the manifestation of the Spirit of God in the Elect also is a wonderful mystery (1 Tim 3:16).
John 5:17-18 But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work. Therefore the judeans sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God.
Christ clearly did not allow for the false doctrine of the trinity to hold any weight.
In Christ alone we can have Redemption and forgiveness of sins; as well Christ is the image of the invisible God (Col 1:14-15).
What Jesus declared in the gospel of John should easily destroy the false teaching regarding the doctrine of the trinity.
- If you know me, you know my father also, because I and the Father are One (John 14:7, John 10:30).
- From this present time you both know the Father, and have seen him; this was possible because God was manifest in the flesh (John 14:7, 1 Tim 3:16).
- He that sees me has seen the Father John (14:9).
- I am in the Father, and the Father is in me (John 14:11).
- The Father hath life in himself; also it is given to the Son to have life in himself (John 5:26).
The Doctrine of the Trinity is a mystery that is Spiritually Discerned
Can a person or mere mortal man save mankind from their sins, or forgive them of their sins? Christ was never a mere mortal man, as this deceptive doctrine of the trinity would suggest.
Christ made himself somewhat of no reputation and took upon himself the form of a servant. He was outwardly like unto man, to give his life a ransom for many (Phil 2:7, Matt 20:27-28).
John 7:37 In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.
Christ spoke of the Spirit, which they that believe on him would receive. The Holy Spirit was not yet given; because of the fact that Jesus was not yet glorified. And yet Christ had this same glory before the world was (John 7:39).
John 17:5 And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.
- Christ is (present tense). He is always present with the elect in the Spirit.
- Christ was (past tense). He always existed.
- Christ is to come again (future tense). Upon His Glorious return, He will reign as King of Kings, and Lord of Lords.
- Does this sound like a person as suggested by the doctrine of the trinity?
- Why has a man not yet come up with the doctrine of the trinity of Christ?
Rev 15:3 And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, even the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints.
It is impossible to truly buy into this doctrine of the trinity, wherein Jesus eternally exists as a distinct person. Christ upon His Resurrection and glorification no longer fits into this neat little box man has created for him, nor did He when He was busy creating the world.
A new doctrine of the trinity is required with a transformation clause built into it.
It is a blatant lie to suggest Christ eternally existed as a distinct person. This teaching of a doctrine of the trinity loses credibility, as Christ was transformed, or rather He transformed Himself. This doctrine of the trinity also declares Christ was fully man and yet fully God, and remains in that dualistic state even now.
John 10:17-18 Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again. No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.
God the Spirit was manifest in the flesh, which is one transformation. After the resurrection, He was again transformed unto eternal Glory. And if you believe in the deity clause, this was only temporary. In no way can the claim be made that Jesus was fully God and fully man after that He has risen. Well, there goes the deity clause for sure.
John 16:28 I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father.
- One God that was manifest in the flesh.
- One God equal with, as a result of being the father also.
1 Tim 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus
Afterwards, there still is one God, and one Spirit is given unto the man.
Eph 4:5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism
This doctrine of the trinity, with one God who eternally exists as three distinct Persons, may well be one of the greatest lie ever told.
Col 1:27 To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the people; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory