Originally Posted by Wangdoodle
BWT, the doctrine of the Trinity has been documented to have been accepted as far back as 200 A.D.
Btw: For every Scripture there is for the Trinity there are two against it's false teachings.
Here are some scriptures misapplied to support the false teachings of the Trinity doctorine.
Matthew 3:16, 17
1 Corinthians 12:4-6
2 Corinthians 13:14
Phlippians 2:5, 6
1 Timothy 3:16
1 John 5:7
1 John 5:20
Total of 37 sited scripture used to support the Trinity teaching which are falsely interpreted and misunderstood.
Lets first start with the fact that neither the word Trinity nor the explicit doctrine appears in the New Testament.
Also Jesus early followers drew clear distinctions between God, Christ, and the holy spirit. In fact, they baptized disciples
(1) in the name of the Father,
(2) in the name of the Son, and
(3) in the name of the holy spirit
Not in the name of a Trinity. We need to differentiate between God, his Son, and the holy spirit.
(Matthew 28:19) Go therefore and make disciples of people of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the holy spirit,
The Encyclopedia Americana notes that the doctrine of the Trinity is considered to be beyond the grasp of human reason.
Many who accept the Trinity view it that same way. Monsignor Eugene Clark says: God is one, and God is three. Since there is nothing like this in creation, we cannot understand it, but only accept it.
Cardinal John OConnor states: We know that it is a very profound mystery, which we don't begin to understand.
And Pope John Paul II speaks of the inscrutable mystery of God the Trinity.
A Dictionary of Religious Knowledge says: Precisely what that doctrine is, or rather precisely how it is to be explained, Trinitarians are not agreed among themselves.
We can understand, then, why the New Catholic Encyclopedia observes: There are few teachers of Trinitarian theology in Roman Catholic seminaries who have not been badgered at one time or another by the question, But how does one preach the Trinity? And if the question is symptomatic of confusion on the part of the students, perhaps it is no less symptomatic of similar confusion on the part of their professors.
The truth of that observation can be verified by going to a library and examining books that support the Trinity. Countless pages have been written attempting to explain it. Yet, after struggling through the labyrinth of confusing theological terms and explanations, investigators still come away unsatisfied.
Jus then how do Trinitarians explain the Trinity doctrine? Contending that since the Trinity is such a confusing mystery, it must have come from divine revelation creates another major problem. Why? Because divine revelation itself does not allow for such a view of God:
God is not a God of confusion.1 Corinthians 14:33, Revised Standard Version (RS).
In view of that statement, would God be responsible for a doctrine about himself that is so confusing that even Hebrew, Greek, and Latin scholars cannot really explain it?
Do people have to be theologians to know the only true God and Jesus Christ whom he has sent? (John 17:3, JB) If that were the case, why did so few of the educated Jewish religious leaders recognize Jesus as the Messiah? His faithful disciples were, instead, humble farmers, fishermen, tax collectors, housewives. Those common people were so certain of what Jesus taught about God that they could teach it to others and were even willing to die for their belief.
Matthew 21:23-32, 43;
Does the Bible teach us about the Trinity? NO!
If the Trinity were true, it should be clearly and consistently presented in the Bible. Why? Because, as the apostles affirmed, the Bible is Gods revelation of himself to mankind. And since we need to know God to worship him acceptably, the Bible should be clear in telling us just who he is.
First century believers accepted the Scriptures as the authentic revelation of God. It was the basis for their beliefs, the final authority. For example, when the apostle Paul preached to people in the city of Beroea,
They received the word with the greatest eagerness of mind, carefully examining the Scriptures daily as to whether these things were so. Acts 17:10, 11.
What did prominent men of God at that time use as their authority?
Acts 17:2, 3 tells us: According to Pauls custom . . . He reasoned with them from the Scriptures, explaining and proving by references [from the Scriptures].
Jesus himself set the example in using the Scriptures as the basis for his teaching, repeatedly saying:
It is written. He interpreted to them things pertaining to himself in all the Scriptures. Matthew 4:4, 7;
Jesus, Paul, and first-century believers used the Scriptures as the foundation for their teaching. They knew that
all Scripture is inspired of God and beneficial for teaching, for reproving, for setting things straight, for disciplining in righteousness, that the man of God may be fully competent, completely equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16, 17;
1 Corinthians 4:6;
1 Thessalonians 2:13;
2 Peter 1:20, 21.
These scriptures that prove the trinity teaching as false.
(1 Corinthians 8:4-6)
(1 Corinthians 8:6)
(1 Timothy 2:5-6)
(1 Corinthians 15:22)
(1 John 4:9)
(2 Peter 1:20-21)
(2 Timothy 3:16)
(2 Corinthians 4:7)
(2 Corinthians 6:6)
(2 Corinthians 4:4)
( John 8:32.)
Here alone are just 52 scriptures that prove the trinity teach false. Pick anyone of these scriptures and tell me what version of the Bible you use and I will explain using your version of the scriptures how each one of the above scriptures prove the trinity teaching as false and not Bible based. One at a time. You pick the scripture and I will prove how it shows the trinity is false.
BTW: True Christianity started before 200AD.