The Trinity Delusion An examination of the doctrine of the Trinity

The Eisegesis List

How to make the Bible say anything you like

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Eisgesis is the faulty practice of reading preconceived ideas into Bible in any given passage. It is the opposite of exegesis which means to take out of the Bible what the writer intended to tell us. "Eis" means into and "Ex", means "out of." A person can make the Bible say almost anything by practicing eisegesis. Some Trinitarians will even go so far as calling this practice, but only when they themselves do it, the "Analogy of Scripture."

Eisegeis is a widespread and favorite practice of Trinitarians. They jump all over anyone else who might do this type of thing but they also self righteously grant the practice for themselves and they do it everywhere on any occasion that pleases them. The following shows the places where they import their doctrine into the text to try and make the Bible conform to their Trinitarian traditions.

This is a new page and a running list. Many, many more examples will be added as time permits.

Genesis 1:26

Trinitarian apologists simply read their doctrine of a muli-personal God into the words "us" and "our" and insist that these words refer to their three person God without any evidence whatsoever. They are so busy reading their doctrine into the text that they do not see that the image of plural US and OUR is plural "THEM", male and female, something which cannot be fit into their doctrine no matter what kind of mental gymnastics are employed.

Genesis 18:1-3

Some Trinitarians think all they need to do is count, "one, two, three," and they have a three person God in view. So in this passage, they see that the text says YAHWEH appeared to Abraham and they count three men appearing to Abraham and conclude this is the Trinity. However, that is quickly found to be false when we see that two of the three are explicitly identified as angels at Genesis 19:1-2.

Matthew 28:19

Again in this verse, Trinitarians count, "one, two, three," and claim they have a Trinity. But counting to three does not amount to a three in one God. And Trinitarians, observing the word "name" is singular in the original Greek, read the name "YAHWEH" into the text also the word "therefore" in this verse tells us to look back into the previous verse to find the "name" in question is the Jesus' Lordship authority as given to him by the Father through the Holy Spirit as we read in Acts 2.

John 10:30

Even though Jesus tells us precisely how he is one with the Father, Trinitarians nevertheless ignore this fact and read the concept, "I am the Father are one [God]" or "I and the Father are one [divine nature]," or some similar idea, into the text to try and make it fit their doctrine.

Numerous Old Testament Verses

In the Old Testament, Trinitarians identify the one God by an act of their own will. Sometimes they will identify this one God as "God the Father" and other times as "the Triune being." They simply first decide which identification would best fit their doctrine. In other words, when the one God is speaking, or being spoken about, Trinitarians identify the identity in view however they like.

Numerous New Testament Verses

In numerous verses, Trinitarians add an idea to the text. They either claim "this is Jesus according to his divine nature," or "this is Jesus according to his human nature. In other words, they read an extraneous idea from their doctrine into the text which is not there in order to try and make Scripture fit their doctrine.

Created: March 18, 2011
Last Updated: April 4, 2011