|The Trinity Myth|
|Smoke and Mirrors|
The Trinitarian Mind
Trinitarians know how Trinitarians think. Among Trinitarians an oral tradition of accepted mindset is prevalent. I know how Trinitarians think. I was a Trinitarian among Trinitarians for most of my life. I know how Trinitarian apologists think. I used to be a Trinitarian apologist among Trinitarian apologists for many, many years. I know how Trinitarians mindfully value the opinions of educated Trinitarians more than uneducated Trinitarians. I was one of those too having studied theology for several years in a College considered by Trinitarians to be "orthdox." The Trinitarian mind is a hall of mirrors and illusions, a confusing maze of very clever contrivances they employ to convince even themselves.
In the world of Trinitarian apologetics, there is one thing that is paramount above all other things. Trinitarians have bought the party line that to reject their own Trinitarian dogma is tantamount to apostasizing from the Christian faith. Indeed, this concept is implemented as the litmus test of "orthodoxy" and "true Christianity" and anyone who does reject the Trinity becomes two fearful things: a "heretic" and a member of a "cult." Trinitarians behave as if these self reaaffirmations among their own mutual admiration society validate their own beliefs. There is no Scriptural support for this notion, yet it is a central idea in every church that observes Trinitarian dogma. Any denomination can believe just about any whacky idea they dream up as long as they confess the doctrine of a Triune God and then we can all be quite sure that these individuals are "orthdox" and "Christian" according to the Trinitarian judges. This notion was first invented by the "Athanasians" in the fourth century as a means of ecclesiastically controlling their congregations and it can be seen in the Athanasian Creed itself. These men decided for themselves that their own doctrines were decidely the "Christian" doctrines. Never mind that they did not have the support of all the people at the time but gained ecclesiastical control by political means. The fearful threat of being ostracized among one's congregational peers and being labelled a "heretic," or even worse, being denied communion with their beloved brethren, kept these masses in tyrannical bondage to Trinitarian dogma. Today, the same scheme is employed in Trinitarian circles and Trinitarians seem to think the implementation of this type of cultic control does the people a favor. Freedom of conscience concerning such matters, as Scripture teaches us, is not entertained. The means here is to control by instilling fear. Trinitarians are far too afraid to seriously challenge their own beliefs so they obsess themselves with protecting the one that they have already adopted, or were born into. They cannot even entertain a serious self-challenge to their beliefs since this would be entertaining apostasy. All their studious research must be aimed toward edifying Trinitarian doctrine and never entertaining whether or not it is even true. In the end, when any challenge appears, they must deny, deny, deny, or fear falling short of salvation and rejection among their peers. In short, they are cultically controlled and the doctrine of the Trinity must be protected at all costs. After all, this Trinity is their God.
On the other side of the coin, the Trinitarian apologist had determined for himself that he has done a very thorough job of finishing his homework on the matter. Because he obsessively desires the Trinity to be true, he fails to see the very serious problems with his own doctrine. He really doesn't want to see them. All he wants to see and hear is why the Trinity is true. And so he stocks up on Scripture verses and church father quotations and philosophical arguments which appear to him to be undeniable proof for his case. He denies the reasons why his philosophical arguments can be proved to be complete fallacies but he is sure that any argument against his beliefs has got to be an illogical fallacy itself. He loves to charge others with eisegetical intepretations and then he turns right around and does the very same thing himself and convinces himself he is implementing "The Analogy of Scripture." He denies the real implications resulting from very plain statements made by the apostles and the early church fathers and chooses to contrive or look elsewhere. He denies the serious problems with the Scripture verses he does employ and turns a blind eye to the ones he does know about. He denies what he doesn't want to see in favor of what he does want to see. He looks for what he wants to find and ignores what he does not want to find. And since he doesn't know what he would do with verses like John 1:1 and John 20:28, he finds himself somewhat relieved and in a mindset of convincing himself that his three person one God is indeed a reality. But reality is not necessarily truth. Deception is a reality too. And the possibility of having been deceived is just one more thing the Trinitarian has learned to deny, something which he become quite accustomed to practicing without even realizing it.
The Scriptures reveal the Father of Jesus Christ as the Creator God. On this matter, there is no contemporary debate within Christendom. The Scriptures also declare that the Father is "the only true God." However, Trinitarians insist they have Scriptural reasons to believe that Jesus is also "the only true God." In fact, they will insist there is no philosophically logical reason to prevent him from insisting that Jesus is "the only true God" in addition to he Father who is "the only true God". That being the case, the Trinitarian also insists the Holy Spirit is a third person who is "the only true God." In the Trinitarian mind, he often seems to think it must be proven that Jesus is "not God" for his doctrine to be proven false. However, theology is not about demonstrating what isn't but what is. The onus is on the Trinitarian to prove that Jesus is the only true Creator God, not for anyone else to prove he is not. It is not up to anyone to prove someone is not something. It is not up to anyone to prove Oprah Winfrey is not an alien but for those who might claim she is one to demonstrate their claims. It is not up to anyone to prove Jesus is not really a mischievous alien with a food replicator with enough power to feed 5000 people. The onus is on the Trinitarian to prove Jesus is to be identified as "God." And his evidence must also be valid. The Scriptures reveal that there is only one true God and Trinitarians are compelled to prove that this one true God is not simply the one person of the Father but includes other persons as well.
The reason for this is that one can prove a negative only if one has access to examine everything within the boundaries unless one has a trustworthy testimony from outside the boundaries. For example, no one can prove to me their isn't a colony of Pumpkins in a far away Galaxy plotting to overthrow the earth unless a trustworthy witness can provide this evidence to me. I can only prove no one is in my house if I can check the whole house. If I can examine my whole table I can tell you there is no marble on the table. If I cannot examine the whole table I cannot tell you there is no marble on the table and prove that negative. I must have access to the complete extent of the definition in question in order to test the claim. The Trinitarian seizes upon this opportunity to claim "Jesus is God." Since no explicit statement exists in the Bible that says "Jesus is not God," there are no boundaries laid to prevent him from being free to apply that label to Jesus. Indeed, he could claim Jesus is a space alien who lied about his origins and no one, but no one, on this side of judgment day can prove that claim to be wrong by human logic and reason. Indeed, an atheist cannot prove God does not exist. And the onus is not upon him to do so either. However, the onus is upon others to demonstrate that he does exist, as pertains to logic and philosophy.
Things are not only defined by also what they are but by what they are not. A banana is a fruit. An apple is a fruit. Yet, a banana is not an apple and it would be quite wrong for us to call a banana an apple since we would be misleading to do so. Although they have something in common since they both belong to the fruit category, it does not make a banana an apple. Thus, each of them is also defined by what they are not. Definitions are by definition a setting of the limits of boundaries and anything outside that boundary has no authority to the name of the things inside the boundary. In other words, they do not belong in that category which has a certain label that signifies its definition. The critical question here is whether or not Jesus belongs to the category called "God" where this word means "the Creator." The onus is on the Trinitarian to demonstrate that Jesus belongs to that category.
In order to prove Jesus is not God, one would need to demonstrate this fact in two possible ways. The first way is to present clear evidence that Jesus is not God and therefore does not belong to the category of being called "God." The second way is to present evidence that someone else is exclusively God. Here, one must show that to belong to this category, certain attributes are required. Or, one must have an explicit statement that only this person belongs to this category. Even though the onus is on the Trinitarian, we have all these evidences in Scripture to demonstrate that Jesus is not God and only the Father of Jesus is exclusively God. We have two trustworthy witnesses from outside the boundaries: God and his Son Jesus Christ.
False Judgment by Association
One of the many blunders of Trinitarian apologetics is the common practice of comparing attributes of God and Jesus and assuming that if Jesus shares certain attributes with God then he is qualified to belong to that same category as God to which God belongs under the label "God." This is typically seen in Trinitarian apologetic "Jesus is YAHWEH" charts. For example, Trinitarians observe that both God and Jesus are called Lords, Saviors, Judges and Shepherds. So they then presume that if it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck it must be a duck, never stopping to think it could be a goose. These comparative associations do not qualify Jesus to be labelled as as "God." We all know in our every day lives that "guilt by association" is an extremely faulty concept in terms of criminal law since associations with another person do not thereby mean all things that are true of one are also true of the other person resulting in his guilt. You are not guilty because you are related to your brother the robber and have numerous things in common with him. Angels and even men share numerous things in common with God and this does not mean they too then are "God." It is clear that sharing things in common with God does not necessarily qualify one to be called "God." The real question at hand is what things are required to belong to that category. Even further, there are several superior attributes Jesus does not share with the Father. And one must also ask what God is not in order to know what qualifies a being to bear the label "God." We shall see there are things God is not that Jesus is which exlude Jesus from being qualified to be called "God." The goal is to find the identifying attributes which define the dichotomy.
A man shares the same human nature as the President of the United States. Both men are citizens of USA. Both men graduated from Harvard. Both men were born in Rhode Island. Both of them have more power than any man in the United States. Both of them are Democrats. Both of them have a clean criminal record. Both of them have access to the nuclear warhead hot buttons. Both of them even look like each other because one of them is the President's twin brother. One of them is the Vice President and is not the President. Why? Since he shares so many things in common with the President one might presume he then IS the President. There is one thing he does not share with the President - the position of President of the United States. Only one man holds the position of the President. It is not what you share in common with others which qualifies you as President of USA but what you do have that others don't have relative to you that qualifies you for that label. The same is true of God and Jesus. Jesus does not hold the position of "God."
The above example illustrates one of the many Trinitarian blunders. Sharing many things in common with God does not thereby mean one is God anymore than sharing many things in common with the President means one is the President. The reason only the Father belongs to the category of being known to us as "God," is that he bears attributes that can be claimed by no other, including Jesus his Son. Trinitarians have defined for themselves what attributes they feel qualify anyone for status as "God." They observe that Jesus shares many things with God that no other being shares with God. Because of this, they falsely presume these things must then be "attributes of God" and if one shares these attributes one is therefore to be identified as God. But as we have shown, this is easily shown to be false. One can share more attributes with God than other being and yet not share all God's attributes which are necessary to qualify for status as "God" and this is where Trinitarians completely blunder.
We shall see on this site numerous evidences that Jesus is excluded in the Scriptures from being identified as "the only true God" and that term is reserved for one person, the Father of Jesus Christ, Jesus' God. We shall also discover why many Trinitarian claims are completely fallacious illusions.
The Great Unfathomable Mystery of Categorization
One of the things Trinitarians love to go on and on about is the great mystery concerning how God is one yet three at the same time and this is very difficult to understand and requires divine revelation to fathom. After all 1 + 1 + 1 = 3 and not 1 right? And so they attempt to work out various philosophical models that will describe this great mystery and then confess none of them work perfectly for them. Perhaps they will pull out the three states of matter model, solid, liquid, gas, three phases yet one matter. Or perhaps they will try out time model, past, present, future, three phases of time yet one time. Or perhaps they will try out the three dimensional space model, length width, height, three dimensions yet one object. Any model that has three aspects will serve their fancies. Yet how something can be three yet one is no great mystery. There are myriads of things in our unverse which are three yet one, or two yet one, or four hundred thousand yet one. A set of three distinct triplet children is one trio. Five people are one family. A group of three distinct musicians is one trio. Batman and Robin are one duo. A group of eleven football players is one team. Thus, it is no incomprehensible miracle to philospophically conjure up one group of three divine persons that we will call "one God." All you need is to have more than one entity that has something in common with another entity and then you can categorize that commonality into one group. A group is a singular entity with plural subjects which have something in common which qualifies them to belong to the defining category of that group. Thus the Trinity is simply a doctrine describing one group of three persons that have something in common called a divine nature. They call this singular group "God" and the three plural subjects of the group, which they say are three persons sharing the common things which necessitate belonging to the group are, "Father, Son, and Holy Spirit." It's no great mystery. It's so simple even a small child can comprehend it. So in the end, Trinitarians are saying they are monotheists because they believe in this one group they call "God" as opposed to one person called "God." In other words, the doctrine of the Trinity was made possible for men to create because human beings classify plural objects into one singular category. 1 person + 1 person + 1 person = 1 category/group of 3 persons, and that category/group is called "God." This is all they are really doing. It's not rocket science. This is the magic of an illusion. Once you know how it works, it seems just to simple doesn' it?
of group name
Group Name Numeric Value
Group Subjects Group
ONE God THREE Persons Nature of deity ONE Trio THREE Persons Playing musicians ONE Team Eleven Persons Football players ONE Flock 50 Birds Flying Geese ONE Herd 100 Cows Farmer's cattle ONE Church 2,000,000,000 Persons Christians ONE Humanity 6,000,000,000 Persons Human beings ONE Triumvirate THREE Persons Power sharers
As you can see, it is really all a game of categorization and labelling. All you need to do is take many plural things and put them into one singular category of your own making and label that category however you like. This is how Trinitarians do their thing. They take what they perceive to three persons with a commonality called a "divine nature" between them which gives them a relationship and then puts them into one category they label "God" where all categories by definition have a certain unity characteristic to them. In order to categorize something you must show that the plural subjects have something in common and this commonality makes those things related and they are united by this commonality. Trinitarians do this by insisting that the Holy Spirit and the Son and the Father are all persons so they have this in common and are united in this respect. They also insist that these three persons share a common nature of deity which makes them related and unified in that respect and if that happens, then they decide for themselves tht these three persons necessarily fall into the category called "God." Mystery? I don't think so. What you have just seen is how Trinitarians manage to claim they believe in one God. Their deity is one group of three persons and they label that group as "God."
In fact, we could take this one step further by playing the same game. The Father has a divine nature; angels have a divine nature. The Father is spirit; angels are spirit. The Bible says the Father is the Father of all spirits. Therefore, the Father and all his myriads of angels must then be "God." So, God is not three in one. No, he is tens of thousands in one. This group is called "God." Easy isn't it? This is all Trinitarians are doing. In fact, it is they themselves who have conveniently decided for themselves the criteria that qualifies any being to belong to the category called "God." As far as they are concerned, it is the criteria which Trinitarians dictate which is necessary. For example, the Trinitarian does not demand that a being needs to be unbegotten to be "God," or be subject to no one, but one most certainly must have some other criteria which they choose for themselves in order to create their God. So, the perceive that it would be a good idea to choose something that others do not share with the Father that Jesus does share. They believe this would do the trick. And they make sure they conveniently forget about the fact that Jesus does not share several things with the Father. So, in the end the idea here is to choose things in common between the Father and Jesus that angels do not have in common with the Father. That way you can exclude angels and suggest to people that anything which belongs to a category above the angels must therefore be "God." But you must make sure you don't choose those other things Jesus does not share with the Father. If you did that you might exclude him from being "God."
The Illogical Mystery
Trinitarians often like to claim their doctrine is an unfathomable mystery that human reason cannot comprehend and so they counsel others to simply "accept it by faith." In fact, the will even go so far as to quote God as saying "My thoughts are higher than your thoughts." How the Trinitarian knows God's thoughts without being able to understand them and when the Trinity is not explicitly taught in the Scriptures is the real mystery. When Trinitarians are challenged as to its logical sense, they will often insist it does not need to make logical sense, but is rather a divine mystery to be accepted by faith, even though they themselves admit that the concept of the Trinity is not explicitly taught in the Scriptures to be simply accepted by faith, but is derived through logic and reason from those Scriptures, and this is why it must be true and accepted by faith. Therefore, if indeed they claim that the Trinity is developed by logical reasoning of the Scriptures, then their reason and logic should stand the test of reason and logic given the premise that the Scritures are indeed true. Otherwise they claim to have reasoned out an unfathomable mystery which they fathomably reasoned out. Absurd. They are then shown to approve that it is indeed excusable to reason unreasonable concepts and use logic to create an illogical concept and then claim their logic and reason explains an unexplainable mystery and therefore does not need to be logical or reasonable because it is an unexplainable mystery their reason has explained. Insanity. And so thereby approve of marrying faith to irrationality and darkness. In the end, they claim to have comprehensively comprehended an incomprehensible comprehension of the Scriptures. Pure nonsense. Such behavior amounts to approving and promoting whatever suits your fancy under the banner "mystery" for a faith to embrace, and deceives many into believing the darkness of incomprehensible ideas is an acceptable thing to believe, approved and endorsed by God, and is a completely mockery of Christ the Word of God, God's Logos Reason in our hearts. It is pure insanity. If indeed the Trinity is not explicitly taught in Scriptures but inferred by logic and reason of those Scriptures, then it must also be a logical and reasonable doctrine and to claim that their own logic and reason cannot be understood by logic and reason is ludicrous. It is nothing but a "believe it because we say so" ruse.
The Father's Superior Distinctives
There are several attributes Jesus does not share with the Father. The Father is authoritatively superior to Jesus simply because he is Jesus' father. Because he is Jesus' father, he is Jesus' Lord. The Father does not have a Lord and is subject to no one. Jesus, even now, has a Lord and will always be subject to his Lord. The Father has no God but Jesus does have a God. In Trinitarianism, God has a God. Jesus is begotten and the Father is not begotten but unbegotten. It matters not whether Jesus is uncreated or how long you dwell on the speculation of "eternal generation." In the end, Jesus will still be begotten and the Father is not. The Father is the Creator. We shall also see that nowhere in Scriptures do we find that Jesus is the Creator. The Scriptures plainly reveal that the Father lives by his own power of immortality and the Son does not live by his own power but lives by the power of God his Father's immortality. It is inexplicable to be "God" and not live under your own power.
All these attributes particular to God the Father demonstrate one simple thing. God is sourced in no one and is therefore subject to no one. No one but God the Father can claim that he is sourced in no one but himself; He has no Lord or God, He alone created the universe, and He alone possesses the power of self immortality. Jesus is sourced in the Father whether or not he is uncreated. The Scriptures reveal that Jesus is subject to his Lord and God who is authoritatively over him, and always has been, and always will be. The reason that only the Father is "God" is because only he holds the position that he holds.
Hypothetically, it does not matter if the word "Trinity" is used in the Scriptures for it to be true. It is the concept which is important, not the letters. Yet neither the word nor the concept can be found. The word "God," and similar identifiers, appear thousands of times in English translations of the Bible, yet it cannot be demonstrated in the context of any given passage that there is one single instance where the word "God" is even implicity referring to three persons or inferring "the Trinity." All the Trinitarian can do is impose his preconceived notions upon the text. If the Trinity were to be the untouchable central doctrine of the Christian faith, which it is in the Trinitarian world, one would expect to at least find at least one occurrence where the word "God" refers to a three person God. Either that, or Trinitarians have discovered that Trinitarianism is far more important than the Scripture inspiring God mistakenly presumed it to be.
"He" and "Him."
"He" and "Him" are singular terms people use to identify one person. "They" and "Them" are plural terms to identify plural persons. The Triune God is not one person but plural persons. In the Bible, God is understood to be a "He" and "Him," not a "They" and "Them." Indeed, Trinitarians betray themselves when they continually refer to God as "He" and "Him" and every Trinitarian knows that when he sees those two pronouns before him that he is thinking "the Father" in his mind and not a Triune God. The Bible never illustrates God as three persons, but one who identifies himself, and who is identified by others, in singular terms of "He," "Him," "His," "My," etc.
To be consistent, Trinitarians should refer to their multi-personal God as "They" and "Them." But they are afraid to do so and refrain from referring to God as "They" and "Them" because it sounds polytheistic even to themselves. Yet, if they were consistent they would have no problem using plural terms for plural persons since they confess the Trinity is three persons. But Trinitarians refuse to do it and yet still seem to think it is quite fine for God to refer to himself in the second person plural terms "we" and "us" such as they find at Genesis 1:26 but for some strange reason it is not okay to refer to God in first and third person plural terms. Although there is nothing in the context of that passage to suggest that the "we" and "us" of Genesis 1:26 are exactly three persons, let alone, three persons in one God, this does not stop the Trinitarian from making his claims and foisting his doctrine upon the text. He also does not stop and think that when his own President uses the terms "we" and "us," this does not make all American citizens "the President" but that the President is speaking on their behalf of all citizens and so the "we" and "us" do not refer to the speaker's exclusive identity but to the common identity of everyone in the group. At Genesis 1:26 all we can say is that "us" and "them" refer to heavenly beings and God is one of them. Indeed, this is how the Jews interpreted that passage. The very fact, that God always perceived in first, second, and third person singular terms, is highly indicative that only the Father is to be understood as "God."
However, Trinitarians can be quite stiff-necked and will respond to these observations by insisting the reason God is described this way is because God is "one being." Now where they got this idea and what this is supposed to mean exactly is left somewhat vaguely undefined, perhaps intentionally, but thinking minds can see this term is obviously employed by them to escape the fact God is usually conceived as a singular person. Notice how the term "one being" sounds very much like the term "one person" which he does not want to say. But he needs to explain why God is being described as one person. This term enables him to say "three persons" acting as "one being" "created alone" and this his contrivance enables him to explain why God is being described in terms of singular person. A "person" is one individual but a "being" can perhaps be construed to be more than one individual and so this term comes in handy for him. For the Trinitarian, his God is not one person but three persons who altogether are one being. It does not seem to occur to the Trinitarian that perhaps the reason God is called "He" and "Him" is because God is always one person in the Bible, and that one person is one being, and that one being is one person, the Father of Jesus Christ. There are no Scripture verses where we should think that a "one being" three person God is being described where we could not also assume that a one person God is being described, the Father of Jesus. And even further, there are numerous places where God is being described where it could not possibly be referring to anyone but the Father. The Trinitarian can make no such claim concerning his "one being" three person God. The Trinitarian game is to allow himself to be able to imagine a three person God into the Bible in whatever passage he would like to imagine one. In effect, the Trinitarian must suggest a dichotomy between the terms "one person" and "one being" in reference to first, second, and third person prounouns, in order to salvage his beliefs, and where we have God revealing himself to us in terms very misleading to the perspectives of human beings. What the Trinitarian is really doing is playing with words in order to find a way to imply God is an one being "it," just as a team of eleven football players or a church of a thousand people is an "it," and of course everyone knows an "it" is "one being." In fact, we can refer to the church of thousands of people as a "she" just as we can imagine that a three person God is a "He." And again, we see how Trinitarians play the great mysterious categorization shell game to make their doctrine sound like it is true.
Jesus had a Lord and God. The Scriptures reveal that Jesus still has a Lord and God. He taught the disciples to serve this particular God as the one God of heaven. Jesus' God was not a Triune God. His God was his Father and only his Father. The God Jesus worshiped and served was his Father and only his Father. The Triune God that Trinitarians worship and serve is not the same God who Jesus worshiped and served but a "one being" God which happens to include one person who was Jesus' God. The Trinitarian God is "bigger" than Jesus' God. Jesus' God was YAHWEH who he understood to be his Father and only his Father and it was only that God that he worshiped and served. Jesus understands his Father to be the "only God" and "the only true God."
The God of Israel
The Jews of Israel understood God to be one person, their "Abba Father." The Jews of Israel still understand God to be one person, their "Abba Father." Jesus understood his God to be the same God as the God of Israel, Abba Father. Jesus understood the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob to be the same God as his God, his Father. If we presume that the Jews had naively believed that God is only one person, they had been misled for at least 1500 years before Christ. Not only so, we shall see that no Jewish Christian, not Gentile Christian, presumed God was a three person God until many, many years after the last apostle died and to claim that God was a Triune God of three persons would have a man called Athanasius, and his partners, clearing up a very ancient misunderstanding of the Jews.
In Trinitarianism, "Jesus is God." The person Jesus had and has a God. Trinitarians claim the person Jesus is the person who is "God the Son." God the Son and Jesus are labels for the same person. This person "God the Son" is the same person as "Jesus" since there is only one person and these two labels are intended to identify the same person. Natures do not have a God; persons have a God. Part of persons do not have a God; persons have a God. "God the Son" is an identifying label for one person not part of this one person. The term "God the Son" answers a question that begins with "who" not a question that begins with "what." This is illustrated by the fact Trinitarians believe that to touch the incarnate Jesus was to touch a person who is "God the Son." Two natures will not help the Trinitarian. Claiming God was Jesus' God "in his humanity" only will not provide a means of escape. He is still the person who is "God the Son" no matter what natures he possesses and God was the God of a person, not a nature, or part of a person, but the person himself. God is a God of a "who" not a "what." This "who" in Trinitarianism is "Jesus" who is also known as "God the Son" and there is only one person and not two. The person Jesus had, and still has, a Lord and God. The person who is Jesus who is also the person "God the Son" and hence this person had, and has, a God. In Trinitarianism, because Jesus is "God the Son" then "Jesus is God." Thus God the Father is God's God and in Trinitarianism God has a God.
Jesus is never called "God"
Jesus is never identified as "God" in the Scriptures. However, we shall clearly see on the articles on this site, Trinitarians misinterpret and mistranslate several passages in an attempt to claim Jesus is to be identified as "God."
The Father Alone is the Only True God.
The Bible does indeed reveal quite clearly that the only true God is the Father of Jesus Christ and him alone. Jesus himself calls his Father, "the only God" and "the only true God." Paul also refers to the Father as the "living and true God," and his "one God, the Father" and the "the only God" who alone has immortality." Indeed, all Trinitarian responses to these passages are fallacious contrivances designed to nullify Scripture and this is very easy to prove. The Trinity is false because the Scriptures do indeed clearly demonstrate that only the Father is to be worshiped and served as the only true God, thereby excluding Jesus.
God is Unchanging
The Scriptures reveal that God is unchanging. Jesus changed substantially and actively more than once. Indeed he emptied himself of the form of God and became flesh and also prayed, "Not my will but yours." He changed from being alive to being quite dead. And in his resurrection he changed again into "life-giving Spirt" when his selfsame body was raised from the dead into glory.
Only the Father possesses self immortality
The Scriptures reveal that God the Father alone is immortal and lives by his own power and the Son, existing as an independent entity from the Father, never has and never will share this quality and his life is Father dependent. Jesus was mortal and so was not immortal and his resurrection was mortality swallowed up in immortality. Jesus' present resurrection immortality, is revealed in Scriptures, to be sourced in the power of God the Father, not in and of himself, and Jesus lives by the power of God the Father. Since only God the Father lives by his own power only he is God.
The Scriptures repeatedly teach that no one has directly seen God or even can see God who exists in unapproachable light or they would die. Indeed, the incarnate Christ taught on the Mount that people would be blessed to see God and the Bible teaches that only the holy will see God. Obviously he was not deity in nature. Paul's witness of his ascended glory is more revealing on this matter. Moreover, Jesus said that no one had seen the Father, yet he also said that if they saw him they had seen the Father and explicitly stated he was one with the Father in his actions, which of course is the only way one can understand this without making Jesus a contradictory liar. Hence, the incarnate Jesus was not, and could not be, God by nature.
The Man Jesus
We shall see how the Scriptures clearly reveal that the man Jesus was a divine entity who completely emptied himself of his divinity. Where the Trinitarian teaches that the divine Word added a human nature to himself, the Scriptures teach that the Word himself was that dead flesh that was in the tomb and that the Word had emptied himself of divine nature to become human nature and only human nature.
The Trinity is false because the Scriptures never indicate the Word assumed or added flesh to his divine nature when he incarnated and indeed they indicate otherwise. The Bible teaches he emptied himself of his divine nature and became flesh. The word was deity (Jn 1:1) but the word became flesh (Jn 1:14) and indeed John is making this point when he says if they touched that flesh they were touching the Word himself, that is, the person that was himself flesh (1 Jn 1:1-2), thereby indicating the Word of John 1:1 was that dead flesh in the tomb, something which Trinitarians must deny preferring to suggest the divine Word was not that dead flesh in the tomb. John does not say the Word came to "have" flesh but came to "be" flesh and the other New Testament writers offer the same testimony along with all other early Christians before the fourth century. This is further exemplified when the Trinitarian claims that the person Jesus who is God the Son was not that dead flesh in the tomb but was elsewhere and thereby indicates he really believes that person was a split personality, one who came to be dead in the tomb, and one who was at that time somewhere else.
The Dead Man Jesus
The Scriptures reveal plainly that a person gave up his spirit and was left dead on the cross and dead in a tomb. Trinitarian dogma completely reverses this teaching to say a person left his body dead on the cross and went "to preach to the spirits in prison" (some will claim "he" went to heaven at the point of his death). Where the Scriptures teach that Jesus poured out his soul unto death and gave his soul up as a ransom for many, and the person Jesus was laid dead in the tomb, Trinitarian dogma teaches the person who was Jesus was not in fact a dead soul, but left a dead body on the cross, since they say this same person is also "God the Son" and cannot say God was dead. As we shall see, a two nature Jesus does not help them avoid this dilemma.
The Trinity is false because if Jesus was fully God [the Son] and fully man, one person with two natures, as Trinitarians teach, then God also hung as dead flesh on the cross and God laid lifeless as dead flesh in a tomb and God as dead flesh rose from death where the Bible teaches that God is life by definition and cannot die. Whether or not there are two natures there is only one person who Trinitarians identify as "God." Either that or the Trinitarian must say, and many often ludicrously do, that God the Son's body died, that is his humanity died, but "he" himself was not that dead flesh and thereby the Trinitarian contradicts the Bible itself which states "he", the person, did in fact die, and that "he," the person, was hanging dead on the cross and that he, the person was that dead flesh in the tomb and that he, the person, did in fact rise from being dead. Moreover, the Bible says that he, the person, gave his soul as a ransom for many and one must have one's soul destroyed to gain life. If indeed "he," the person, was not dead then we have no hope. The Trinitarian must claim, and he does, that God the Son, was not that dead flesh in the tomb but was the divine God the Son who was elsewhere. In order to confound the truth, the Trinitarian often divides the person into two persons under the guise of two natures to protect his doctrine by indicating on one hand God the Son was not dead (the divine Jesus) but God the Son was dead (the human Jesus), creating two persons for the sake of clinging to his tradition, one dead in the tomb, one alive and elsewhere, and he parades this deception of two people under the words "two natures." Or, he claims that the person was not the body but the divinity that had the body such that a nature died and not a person, thereby contradicting the Scriptures which say the person was that dead flesh in the tomb and that person whose dead flesh rose from the dead.
The Resurrected Man Jesus
The Scriptures reveal that the resurrection of Christ was the means by which he himself rose from death and also by which he himself appropriated the divine nature of deity in bodily form, and as such, his authoritative Lordship over all creation. The Trinitarian dogma claims that he himself did not rise from being dead in the tomb, since he himself was God the Son who was never dead but alive, simply returning to his dead body, and so they also mask the nature of his resurrection to hide the fact that it was a divinization of his humanity, which of course unconveniently conflicts with the Trinitarian dogma of a two nature Jesus.
It can easily be shown that the doctrine of the Trinity is based on false several false premises:
Trinitarians falsely presume that if one is not created then one is de facto also the Creator who is "God."
Trinitarians falsely presume that if one shares the same nature (substance) as the Creator God then one IS God.
Trinitarians falsely presume that if the Lord Jesus is to be worshiped and served then he must also be "God."
Trinitarians falsely presume that if one shares certain commonalities with God then one is God by identity.
The Testimony of the Early Church Fathers
It can be decisively shown that the early post-apostolic Christians, prior to the Constantinian age, believed in one God and that one God was the Father alone, including: Ignatius, Clement, Hermas, Athenagoras, Tatian, Theophilus, Justin Martyr, Irenaeus, Clement of Alexandria, Origen, and Tertullian. It can also be shown that many Trinitarians are perpetuating shameful disinformation about what these men really believed and it can also be shown that many current translations of the writings of those Christian men are extremely misleading, rendering Latin and Greek terms for "deity," in reference to nature ("what"), instead as "God" to suggest identity ("who"), in order to dishonestly promote a Trinitarian agenda.
A Mountain of Fallacious Evidence
The Trinity is false because there is absolutely no evidence for it whatsoever. Each and every single passage of Scripture brought forward as evidence by Trinitarians, in an attempt to support and promote their doctrine, is faulty for some reason or another, and completely falls apart under scrutiny, and are found to be nothing but vain attempts at preserving an illusion. As such, they have absolutely no basis for their belief but their desire to believe it. Trinitarians use a whole array of deceptive techniques to muddy the waters and confuse others.
Verses such as Mark 2:7 are grossly and miserably misinterpreted.
Verses are misinterpreted due to faulty reasoning and false premises based on errant preconceptions. Examples are John 10:30, 14:9, 8:58, 20:28.
Verses are misinterpreted to indicate the deity of Christ because they show that Christ has something in common with God where they then falsely claim that this commonality also de facto makes him God by identity.
Verses are advanced to promote Trinitarian doctrine which do not support Trinitarian concepts without also thinking Trinitarian concepts into the text. And these passages can even be shown to militate against Trinitarian doctrine. Examples are 2 Corinthians 13:14 and 1 Peter 1:1-2.
Verses are intentionally mistranslated to promote Trinitarian doctrine. Examples are Isaiah 9:6; Zechariah 12:10; John 1:1, Romans 9:5, Philippians 2:6; Titus 2:13, and Hebrews 1:8.
Several verses which are known to be under serious suspicion as containing faulty scribal errors or forgeries are presented and Trinitarians turn a blind eye to these serious manuscript difficulties when it is convenient for them. Examples are John 1:18; Acts 20:28; 1 Timothy 3:16 and 1 John 5:7.
- Verses are eisegetically interpreted by coloring passages with Trinitarian concepts. The Trinity is imagined into these passages simply because Trinitarians want to see the Trinity in these passages to suit their agenda. Examples are Genesis 1:26; Matthew 3:15-17; 28:19.
Trinitarian refutations of non-Trinitarian objections can be shown to be completely fallacious and disintegrate under careful scrutiny. Trinitarians have devised very deceptive illusions as refutations for many passages such as John 17:3, Ephesians 4:6, 1 Corinthians 8:6 and 1 Timothy 2:5 and those refutations, thought to be infallible among themselves, completely fall apart upon careful examination and analysis.
Confessions behind closed doors
The Trinity is shown to be false since when many Trinitarians discuss Yahweh among themselves, that is, when Trinitarian apologetics are not in view, they do not mind accepting the notion that the God of the Old Testament, Yahweh, is simply God the Father. And they are shown to be false prophets when they discard that personal view in order to deceive others that Jesus is Yahweh when they do not really even believe this among themselves.
To be in Christ is to worship HIS God
The Trinity is false because we are in Christ, seated with him in the heavenlies at the right hand of God, and his true and only God is his Father, and we being the body of that Christ are not God, just as he is not God, nor will we be God, but under God, just as the head of Christ is God, and so we serve his God even as he serves his God who is the Father alone, and even now we are now being conformed to his divine likeness and image in whom we are during our earthly walk, and we will be conformed to and bear his likeness and image bodily in nature in our resurrection, as the Scriptures plainly declare, and be made to be exactly like him in nature of what we will be, and just as he is not God because he shares that nature of the glory of the love and light and Spirit of God, neither will we be God, but we will by nature be sons of God as Scripture declares, as he is the Son of God, when he resurrects us into glory. If we ourselves are the body of Christ, how then can we worship any God but the God he worshiped and served?
An Unknown Doctrine Later Developed
The Trinity is false, because Trinitarian historians themselves will confess, that the Trinity was "developed" over time and formulated in the fourth century, and such admissions are prevalent among them when Trinitarian apologetics are not in view, but when a Trinitarian apologetic becomes necessary, they plot and scheme to convince others into believing what they do not really believe themselves. Thus, God the reality that lives in human hearts became a Trinity, a doctrine, a created graven and engraven image in and for the minds and hearts of men to worship and serve, and they demand it must be embraced and served, and as such, the Trinity is an idol, another god, that is, a god who is the image engraven in their minds, and not the Ineffable, Unexplainable, Infinite, Eternal, Living God of Glory, who is not an image in our minds, or bound to our minds, nor is he to be reduced to what we perceive he is and make him a created image; rather he is the Creator and King of Heaven who is to be known by the Spirit through his Word, Jesus Christ, who lives in our hearts. Praise his holy name. As such, they exchanged the truth of God for a lie and Trinitarians approve of a great deception.
The UnNameable God
The doctrine of the Trinity is false because to say God is three in one defines him and to define anything is to also set boundaries and limits to that thing defined, since that is what a definition is by definition and they therefore suppose we may insanely put God into the bondage of our minds. No, the God of Glory cannot be defined by a label and this truth is confessed by the early church fathers who possessed he intelligence to comprehend this necessarily true fact. God is not defined by a name and thus bounded. He is Eternal; he is Infinite; he is not reduced by men to be three in one, but is Eternity in One being Eternally One, Infinity in One being Infinitely One. He is beyond creation and he is known to us fully and completely and intimately, not by concept and idea, but personally through the mediation of his Son in the communion of the Holy Spirit.
Where the Antichrist teaching landed
The Trinity is false because beloved John shows us that it is the spirit of the Antichrist. Trinitarianism teaches that the divine person did not become flesh, but added flesh to himself as if he himself were not that flesh, but "had" flesh like a possession that he was not, which is also clear where they also teach, contrary to the Scriptures and testimony of John, to protect the lie that he was "God," that he the person was not that dead flesh hanging on the cross, or that dead flesh in the tomb, but "he", the person, was elsewhere, and they are caught in their own craftiness well-knowing God cannot be dead and thus by need of necessity to maintain the lie, they claim he, the person, was elsewhere, thereby denying had come in flesh and became flesh but merely cohabitated with flesh for a season. Thus, they deny that he, the person, was that flesh and they glory and approve in the teaching of the Antichrist forewarned by our beloved brother John who says that the Word "became," "came to be" flesh (Jn 1:14), just as creation "came to be" through him (1:3), and anyone who teaches that Christ did not come in the flesh is the deceiver and the Antichrist (1 John 1:1-3; 4:2-3; 2 John 2:7). "Little children keep yourselves from idols. Amen."
It may seem to some that identifying Trinitarianism with the spirit of the Antichrist is a means of mudslinging propogranda and this is understandable considering how these things often occur. But we shall show clearly, plainly, and very decisively, that all the things written in this article are indeed completely true without the usual straw men and fallacious words Trinitarians are so accustomed to hearing from objectors.