The Trinity Delusion An examination of the doctrine of the Trinity

The Excuse List
Trinitarian Excuses

This is a list of excuses made by Trinitarians where it is quite clear that an honest attempt at finding and accepting the truth is not the real motive but a contrived up excuse to justify a translation, interpretation, or claim, for the sake of their doctrinal traditions.

This is a new page and a running list. Much more will be added as time permits.

    The Deuteronomy 32:9 Excuse

  • Excuse: This is the Triune God speaking.

    At Deuteronomy 32:6 and Deuteronomy 32:30, it becomes quite clear that the speaker in verse 39 is YAHWEH the Father. But Trinitarians cannot have a situtation where the Father excludes everyone but himself from identity as God. Hence, by an act of their own will, they declare that the speaker in verse 6 is the Triune God speaking as the Father of Israel.

    The John 1:2-3 Excuse

  • Excuse: The Greek words houtos and autos means "he" and "him" respectively and we translate this way because we can.

    In the New Testament, these two words are used to refer to both persons and inanimate objects. Because of this, they do not themselves indicate whether a person is in view. When a person is not in view, translators translate these words as "this" and "it." Trinitarians cannot demonstrate a person is in view in John 1:1-3. In fact, we already know God creates by his spoken Word when we read these verses and even further, in the first five verses of this Gospel, John gives three allusions to Genesis 1 where God creates by means of his spoken Word. Nevertheless, Trinitarians want a person to be in view in John 1:1, so they just go ahead and translate these words as "he" and "him" not because they have demonstrated a person is in view, but because it is grammatically allowable.

    The John 10:33 Excuse

  • Excuse: We have translated it as 'God' rather than 'a god' because we did the same thing in a few other places.

    The Greek grammar at John 10:33 is how a Koine Greek speaker would have said, 'you being a man, make yourself a god' and the context, especially Jesus' response, clearly indicates that this is precisely how he understood the Jewish charge. However, Trinitarians wish to have it say, 'make yourself God' and so rather than honestly asking themselves what John's true intentions were, they hunt down an excuse to have the verse say what they want it to say. What is that excuse? We did it elsewhere so we are going to do it here too.

    The John 20:28 Excuse

  • Excuse: Thomas is referring to one person because Psalm 35:23 LXX is referring to one person.

    Because the Greek grammar at John 20:28 is the Greek language construction which is used to refer to two persons rather than one person, Trinitarians need to find an excuse for making a convenient exception to this well known rule of grammar. Indeed, there is strong contextual evidence John abides by this rule not to mention a certain teaching from Jesus that makes it quite clear Thomas is referring to two persons here. But instead of honestly regarding these facts, they instead hunt down a verse in the Greek Septuagint Old Testament, Psalm 35:23 to make an excuse for themselves to interpret the verse as they like as if this one obscure verse is all that matters and a mountain of evidence which indicates otherwise carries no weight whatsoever.

Created: March 11, 2011
Last Updated: April 4, 2011