6. The trinity teaching contradicts the plain teaching of Jesus and the apostles:
The trinity teaches that the One God of the Bible is made up of three persons. So the One God of the bible is the Father, Son, and Holy spirit. However, when talking about the One God of Bible, Jesus as we saw earlier taught that His God is the same as the God of the Jews. It is the Father.
He also Identified the true God of the Bible as His Father:
John 17:3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.
The trinity also contradicts the teachings of Paul:
1Co 8:4 …. there is none other God but one…..
1Co 8:6 But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.
And of James the brother of Jesus:
James 3:9 Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God.
So as you can see, those who teach the trinity today are teaching something different from what Jesus and His apostles taught.
7. The trinity doctrine reduces the work of Christ.
It leads one to believe that Christ’s work was only to Justify, it was only fulfilling the legal aspect of the problem. While the work of sanctification is left to another person called the Holy spirit. After all, it is the HS that is working on the hearts of the believer and empowers the believer to live a righteous life and so forth.
As far as the trinity is concerned, Jesus has left us, gone to heaven, and sent us someone else different than Himself.
8. The trinity doctrine takes away from us Jesus as our Comforter
In John 14 Jesus said:
Joh 14:16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;
The Trinitarian understanding is that He will send us someone else other than Himself. He will send another person called God the Holy Spirit.
Of course that is not what the text means, just couple of verses later He said,
Joh 14:18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.
As a matter of fact, look at the context.
Jesus Another comforter
“the world seeth me no more” Vs 19 The world “seeth him not” Vs 17
“but ye see me” Vs 19 “but ye know him” Vs 17
Jesus was with them at that time "he dwelleth with you Vs17
"I in you" Vs 20 “shall be in you” Vs 17
“I will come to you Vs 18 “give another comforter” Vs 16
“Lo, I am with you always even unto “he may abide with you forever”
the end of the world” Matt 28:19
Jesus will come to us in a different form. He will no longer be with His followers physically.
He will come back in a spirit form, or without the physical body just like
Paul said in:
1Co 15:45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.
The comforter is none else Other than Jesus Himself in spirit form.
However, the doctrine of the trinity insists that God the Holy spirit is not God the Son.
If that is the case, then we must admit that the comforter Jesus will send us have never been in my shoes, never took upon himself humanity, doesn’t know what it means and how it feels to be human, to be tempted, to be hungry and thirsty.
So the trinity teaching takes Jesus away from us as our Comforter. It teaches that Jesus is up in heaven and the Holy spirit, the third member of the Godhead, is the one who is with us in here.
9. The Trinity takes away humanities hope of Glory
The Bible says:
Col 1:27 To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:
The indwelling of Christ is our only hope of glory.
The trinity doctrine says that it is not Christ, but the holy spirit who is with us now, hence taking humanities only hope of glory.
10. It destroys Righteousness by faith.
Righteousness by faith is based on the fact that we receive the very life of Jesus Christ. The bible says:
Rom 5:10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.
It is only by receiving the very life of Jesus Christ that we become righteous. Our righteousness is only found in Jesus Christ.
We receive righteousness by receiving Him. We are saved by receiving Jesus Christ.
The Bible says that:
Jer_23:6 …. his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.
Talking about Jesus Paul says:
1Co 1:30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:
Jesus is our righteousness.
11. The trinity strips the believer of eternal life.
The Bible says that eternal life is in Jesus Christ. We receive eternal life when we receive Jesus.
1 John 5:11- 13 And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
1Jn 5:12 He that hath the Son hath life; andhe that hath not the Son of God hath not life.
1Jn 5:13 These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.
The believer’s eternal life begins now.
The Bible says we have eternal life, and this life is in His Son.
Why? Because we have the very life of Jesus Christ dwelling in us. He that has the Son has the life.
The trinity takes away our eternal life by taking away Jesus from us and giving us another person or being called “God the holy Spirit”
Our eternal life is the very life of Jesus. John called Him eternal life in 1 john
12. The trinity destroys the atonement.
The trinity teaches that the One God of the Bible, the Once source of all things is made up of three persons. Not two, not one, but three.
If that is correct, then we cannot believe that when Jesus died on the cross He actually ceased to operate. Because if Jesus is third of God and Jesus ceased to operate then the God of the bible, as taught by the trinity doctrine, no longer exists.
We will be only left with 2 thirds of him, hence he is no longer the same God as before.
And if this is so, then to maintain the trinity doctrine we must believe that we only had a human sacrifice on the cross because the divine side of Jesus must maintain an existence keep the One God of the bible intact.
13. It denies the true and literal sonship of Jesus.
The bible says that Jesus is the only begotten Son Of God.
Jesus claimed it (John 3:26, 5:18, 10:36)
The Father said it (Matthew 3:17, 17:5)
The apostles believed and taught it (Matthew 16:16, Acts 5:42, 9:20)
The demons said that Jesus was the Son of God (Luke 8:28)
Jesus crucified for confessing it (Mark 14:62)
And the bible also tells us in Proverbs 8 why Jesus is the Son of God. We are told that He was brought forth before anything was created.
Pro 8:22 The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old.
Pro 8:23 I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was.
Pro 8:24 When there were no depths, I was brought forth; when there were no fountains abounding with water.
Pro 8:25 Before the mountains were settled, before the hills was I brought forth:
Micah 5:2 tells us that His origin or family descent is from the days of eternity.
So the bible clearly teaches that Jesus’s Sonship is a real one. It is not a metaphor or a role play. No, He is really the Son of God because there some point in the eternity past when Jesus was brought forth or begotten of the Father.
The trinity however says that they co-eternal, hence the Father was not before the Son.
If that is the case, then Jesus is not a literal Son. He is playing the role of the son, He has the title of the son, but He is not the real and literal son.
14. It destroys Jesus’s equality with the Father
Joh 5:18 Therefore the Jews 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.
The Jews understood that when Jesus claimed to be the son of God, He was claiming to be equal with God. Jesus’s equality with His Father is based upon His Sonship. Because Jesus was brought forth from the Father, because He was begotten of the Father, He inherited the same divine or God nature as His Father.
Jesus is equally divine with His Father just like you are equally human with your human father.
And when you understand that Jesus’s divinity is based on His Sonship then you will realise that the trinity doctrine is a direct attack on the divinity of Christ and His equality with the Father.
It might appear as if the trinity is teaching through human philosophy that Jesus is equal with His Father, but when you look at the biblical teaching of Jesus’ equality and Sonship you will realize that Bibllically speaking, if Jesus is not brought forth or begotten from the Father, then He is not equal with the Father.
15. It makes God a liar
1Jn 5:10 He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son.
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