How can you say, “We are wise, for we have the law of the Lord,” when actually the lying pen of the scribes has handled it falsely?
There is something wrong with the claims of Trinitarian apologists. When we look just a little beneath the surface these claims, we are confronted with a very disturbing realization. Once a person looks more carefully into the actual facts concerning these claims, he will notice something quite troubling. Why do do all Trinitarian claims have such a suspicious flavor about them? Why are all Trinitarian claims so highly questionable? Why are facts inconvenient to Trinitarian doctrine passed over, slighted or trivialized? And why do Trinitarian apologists usually refrain from disclosing all of these facts? And why do so many Trinitarian claims appear to be contrivances designed to suit their doctrine?
Frequent Manuscript Issues
Indeed, Trinitarian apologists can no longer even bother to mention 1 John 5:7 since this verse has now been exposed as a certain counterfeit. A similar thing has occurred with the KJV rendering of 1 Timothy 3:16. Both these verses were once favorites of Trinitarian apologists. But since the truth is now upon them, Trinitarians are now forced to confess there is absolutely no support for them in either of these passages.
Those two verses are only the beginning of their suspicious claims. Trinitarian apologists are not in the habit of acknowledging very important ancient manuscripts of Acts 20:28 which read "church of the Lord" rather than "church of God" since that would not be convenient to their apologetic game. Even further, they do not like to point out that a respected and widely accepted Trinitarian translation, the RSV, translates the verse as "blood of His own Son" rather than "His (God's) own blood" and many scholars agree with the RSV rendering because both external and internal evidence indicates this is how ancient Koine speakers went about saying such a thing. Why don't Trinitarian apologists forthcoming about these facts?
And these disturbing problems occur over, and over, and over. The same suspicious character of their claims arises when we come to John 1:18. Why do so many ancient manuscripts, and very early Christian quotations, say "Son" rather than "God." And why do Trinitarian apologists completely ignore the fact that both Irenaeus and Tertullian testify the Gnostics had corrupted this portion of John's prologue?
Again, do they really expect people to rest their faith upon such specious evidence? And why do Trinitarian apologists forget to tell anyone that the very important ancient manuscript, Codex Sinaiticus, does not read "God and Savior" at 2 Peter 1:1 but "Lord and Savior?" Or why do we never hear from Trinitarian apologsts that extremely important manuscripts read "His Kingdom" rather than "your Kingdom" at Hebrews 1:8?
This problem keeps going and going. It's a serious problem with Trinitarian claims pertaining to Jude 1:14 and Jude 1:5 and Jude 1:25. It's a serious problem with Trinitarian claims concerning 1 Corinthians 10:9 And again at John 14:14, Ephesians 3:9 and 1 John 2:20.
Why do so many Trinitarian claims rely upon highly questionable manuscript readings? There are two problems here. First, Trinitarians are ignoring very significant manuscript readings in favor of the reading which they find convenient to their doctrine. Secondly, it puts historic Trinitarianism under high suspicion. Why does Trinity world rely so heavily upon so many verses which are known to have been corrupted? "Something smells rotten in the state of Denmark."
Why do Trinitarians translate the Hebrew word EL as "God" at Isaiah 9:6 but refuse to consistently do the same thing when the very same word refers to men, mountains and trees? Why do they translate this exact same word as "mighty" when it refers to King Nebuchadnezzar but refuse to do likewise at Isaiah 9:6? Moreover, why do they translate EL as "Mighty One" when the context makes it quite clear that the word is a reference to God himself in other places but refuse to translate it as "mighty" or "power" at Isaiah 9:6? How do they decide when they want the word EL to be translated as "mighty" or "power" or "strength" and when they want to translate the same word as "God"? And have they also not noticed that a name given to something in the Old Testament Scriptures is not necessarily identifying what that thing is? For example, shall we conclude that when Jerusalem is called "Yahweh Our Righteousness" that Jerusalem is being identified as God?
And it certainly does not stop there. Trinitarian scholars admit the Greek grammar of Hebrews 1:8 allows a different translation than the one they prefer. And strangely enough, that different translation not only fits perfectly with the context, it makes sense with what immediately follows, "God, YOUR God, has anointed you." Why then do they deny it? And how do they live with a translation that consequently results in God's God anointing God so that God could make God above God's peers? It's absurd but it seems they don't care.
The same absurdity occurs at Zechariah 12:10 where the Trinitarian translation has Yahweh being pierced but the people mourning for someone else. Why don't they bother to appreciate how the Apostle John himself cites the verse? But it seems they don't really care if their translation is completely incoherent nor do they bother to tell anyone that many scholars insist the verse should be translated as "They shall look to me concerning the one they pierced and they will mourn for him." No, they don't tell you these facts nor do they tell you that there are alternative manuscript readings of this verse that do not read "me" but "him" (or "the one").
Under every single turned stone one finds the same thing. At John 1:1, their own Trinitarian scholars admit the second occurrence of the Greek word theos ("God/god") means "divine" in a qualitative sense (what the Word was). Yet they translate the word as it if was the quantitative sense (who the Word was). Why do they resort to such things? And how is it that Trinitarians, who claim to know all about the Greek text in John 1:1, fail to see the problem with having two different definitions for the word "God" in the same breath where both instances are joined by a conjunction in the Greek! And why do these same Trinitarians inconsistently translate John 10:33 as "a man make yourself God" rather than "a man make yourself a god" especially of Jesus' response in the next verse which demonstrates how he himself understood the Jewish charge? Why does this translation bear all the marks of a "made to fit" exercise?
And why do Trinitarians ignore verses like John 12:45 and John 14:9 when they interpret John 20:28? Are such observations too inconvenient to their claims? Why do they make a convenient exception to the rules of Greek grammar concerning John 20:28? Why do they fail to see that John 20:28 is about seeing and believing and Jesus had taught his disciples what to think about He and His Father in terms of seeing and believing at John 14:9? And when they interpret John 10:30, why do they also ignore John 17:22 where Jesus prays his disciples will be one "just as we are one." Is it because these obvious facts would completely nullify their claims?
Why do Trinitarian apologists claim Jesus was omniscient, all-knowing, in spite of the fact that Jesus himself said ONLY one person, the Father knows the day and hour of his return? Why do they also fail to see that this means the third person of the Trinity doesn't know either? And why do they cite verses where Jesus is said to "know all things" but hypocritically pass over 1 John 2:20,27 which say Christians "know all things?"
Why do Trinitarian apologists isolate the words in Titus 2:13, "our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ," in order to claim this verse appear as though Jesus is "our great God and Savior," when they know very well the whole text actually refers to Jesus as "the glory of our God and Savior"? And why do they have such a deep desire to change the noun "glory" (doxa) into the adjective "glorious" in this verse. Is it not obvious their motives are to suit their claims? This is the "evidence" which people are supposed to stake their faith upon?
At every turn one finds the same thing. And it gets even worse. Why do Trinitarian apologists so often misrepresent the testimony of the earliest Christians? Why do they suggestively imply that Justin Martyr was a Trinitarian just as they are, when Justin called Jesus "another god" who was subject to the "most true God"? And why do they suggest Irenaeus was a Trinitarian, just as they are, when Irenaeus repeatedly insisted the Father alone was the only true God? Why do they insist upon misrepresenting these early Christians? And why do they present Tertullian as a Trinitarian just as they are, when he insisted the Son was inferior to the Father and there was a time when the Son did not exist? Why all the dishonesty?
Why do Trinitarians resort to unbridled eisegetical interpretations everywhere we look while screaming how wrong it is to do such things out of the other side of their mouth? For example, why do they imagine a three person God into Genesis 1:26 and Matthew 28:19 when there is absolutely no reason to do so? Why do they insist the "US" and "OUR" of Genesis 1:26 are the three persons of the Trinity without having any evidence whatsoever that they should indeed make such claims? Are we really supposed to just use our imaginations without regard for the facts?
And why do Trinitarians find it so necessary to spill so much ink trying to justify their doctrine? Should not the identity of our God be just a little more simple than this? Did not Jesus come to show us the way to the true God? Who was that? The entire Bible is about God but we are supposed to believe that the true identity of God is not that easy to see? They resort to writing volumes of books to try and justify their doctrine. Why is it so necessary to write volumes upon volumes of books that try to justify the true identity of God? Did God really make it that difficult to figure out who he is? Why do Trinitarians indicate that God is like a puzzle that must be assembled? One God, assembly required. Isn't that just a bit absurd? And do they not know that their definition of their God is a written man-made image of God rather than the Living God himself? It seems they do not.
And why is it that Trinitarian apologists so often seem to be denying the above facts are significant? Is it because they need to water down inconvenient facts? And why do they deny all the facts which indicate their doctrine is completely wrong? For example, why do they conveniently deny "the Lord" of 2 Corinthians 3:17 is Jesus even though the context demands it is Jesus? Is it because this verse proves their doctrine is simply wrong? And why have so many contrivances been designed to avoid the implications of evidence which indicates their doctrine is wrong? Why do they find it necessary to do such things? And why do those contrivances fall apart under the scrutiny of intelligent minds?
These are but a few examples of the myriads of problems with their claims. The suspicious character of Trinitarian claims is found everywhere one looks. They go to great lengths to try and make their claims "sound good" and "appear correct" but when an honest and reasonable person looks just a little closer, it become quickly obvious that things are not what they were made to appear. Why? If their claims have any veracity whatsoever, why do they have so many highly suspicious problems attached to them? Why do they need to work so hard to justify their claims? And why do they need to make so many excuses for themselves. Why are these problems associated with every single claim they make?
Any honest and rational person will realize that when someone makes a host of claims, and every single one of them is highly questionable, that something is wrong, very wrong. And all this is just what anyone can find on the surface of things if he actually looks. When a person digs even deeper, there he will find the foundations of corruption.
Jesus came to show us the way to the only true God, the Living God, his God. Eternal life is to know the only true God, his God. There is nothing complicated about it at all. Why it is not clear to people that men have corrupted this truth to lead people away from the true and living God and to another God of their own making?
Last Revision/Update: April 25, 2016