The Bible is our story of the Creator of the Universe and his relationship with humanity. The story begins with the account of God creating the universe and the first human known to all of us as "Adam." The Bible is the account of humanity's relationship to God and how God is redeeming humankind through his Son Jesus Christ and bringing all things into perfection. The most important and significant character of the story of God and humanity is the Supreme Being Creator known most commonly to English speakers as "God." The character "God" is mentioned thousands of times in this story. God is the main character of the Bible.
The confessed God of Trinitarians is a three person God. And the most interesting thing about their God is that this alleged three person being is not once mentioned in the entire story of God and humanity. The three person God is never described anywhere in pages of the Scriptures. This God is ignored, neglected, forgotten, overlooked, disregarded, unheard-of, unmentioned, unacknowledged, unconfessed, and non-existent on the pages of the Bible. This three person God is nowhere disclosed anywhere on those pages. Yet Trinitarians themselves insist that their doctrine of a three person God is the most central doctrine of the Christian faith.
Is it not just a little bit crazy to claim the main character of the Bible is an identity who is never once mentioned or confessed in the entire Bible where God is the main character and mentioned thousands of times? One can search from the first page to the last and never find one mention of a three person God. Although God is mentioned thousands of times on the pages of the Bible, not once is God identified as a three person being. The Trinitarian three person God is nowhere to be found in the Bible.
|Unacknowledged in Scripture: ||Three-person-God|
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|Acknowledged in Scripture: ||God the Father,||Son of God,||Holy Spirit of God,|
Now of course, being creative human beings, Trinitarians are quite capable of imagining a three person God into the Bible wherever they think it is possible and convenient for them to do so. They choose to see a three person God wherever they want to see this alleged being and choose to see this supposed three person being wherever they think it is possible to make such a claim without appearing too awfully disingenuous. "Oh yes, here is our God at Matthew 28:19 and Genesis 1:26" they insist. Yet there is absolutely no reason whatsoever to presume either of these passages is referring to a three-person God. What the overwhelming majority of Trinitarians do not realize is that they start by accepting the preconceived notion this three person God actually exists without any reliable evidence this three person God actually does indeed exist. And then they take this preconceived notion and read it back into the text of the Bible when there is absolutely no reason to do so. Of course, the Trinitarian thinks in his own mind he does have evidence. But where is this evidence of a three person God in the Scriptures? It is nowhere to be found. This three person God concept was created by men. Perhaps this is the reason the Jews had never conceived of a three person God? Although this three person God is not confessed anywhere in the Scriptures, this fact does not seem to bother the Trinitarian. It rarely occurs to him, if ever, that he could be worshiping a God that does not even exist - a false god, an idol. Indeed, most Trinitarians will not even allow themselves to entertain the possibility.
The concept of a three person God for the Trinitarian does not begin on the pages of Scripture since he simply cannot find a three person God reported anywhere therein. Rather, his three person God begins as an idea in his own mind. His God is created and fashioned; it is built as one builds an idol. The Bible is a very large book. One can create almost any concept if he picks and chooses ideas from its pages. So the Trinitarian begins with an idea of his creation in his mind and then travels through the pages of Scripture looking for building materials to make his God. And when he has collected enough building materials to satisfy himself, he creates his own god with his collected materials.
The Trinitarian mind works very oddly at this point. Since God presents himself as "I" and "Me" and is described as "He" and "Him," the Trinitarian ordinarily imagines his God to be the Father of Jesus Christ. However, when he perceives a discussion of his three person God might be in view, it becomes necessary for him to shift his mind to another God, the three person God. Now, he points to passages where God is speaking and uses terms like "us" and "our" and imagines these three individuals in the mentioned group are the three persons of his God. When this occurs, his God now becomes an "Us" and "Our," and by implication, a "They" and "Them."
The Trinitarian God is a God created by men. Of course they deny that to be the case even though they can't find their God anywhere in the Scriptures. The Trinitarian can provide no evidence whatsoever this three person God actually exists. Rather, he would like to read his three person God into the Biblical text where he thinks he can get away with it. Perhaps he begins with the ignorance that counting "one, two, three" at Matthew 28:19 does not amount to one three-person-God. And so he would like to show you how he fashions and builds his three person God from the Scriptures he selects for this creation. Since he can't find this God in the Scriptures, He would like to show you how to create this God for yourself. One of the reasons he feels such a need to go hunting through the Scriptures to build, and then justify, this unmentioned God is just for that reason; his God is unmentioned and therefore needs to be manufactured.
Most Trinitarians do this because they find themselves sitting smack dab in the middle of a church that insists that he believes in the Trinity. And another reason he feels a need to create his unreported God is because all these other folks also serve this God and he would like to be approved among his peers. Being approved to God is much less important to him. And he also feels a need to believe in this unmentioned God because he finds some passages in the Bible which confuse him unless he creates a three person God to make these passages work for him. His God is a God of necessity and a requirement designed to suit his own needs. Without his three person god he is left confused and does not know what to do with John 1:1 and John 20:28. So instead of looking for the truth, as Jesus taught us to do, he decides to create his own truth, his own three person God.
"You turned to God from idols, to serve a living and true God, and to wait for His Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come." (1 Thessalonians 1:12).
Last Updated: March 25, 2011