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The Trinity – Is it Biblical?

by Bill Wong

 

 

 

Most Christianity today believes that God is a “Trinity”. Even though the Bible tells us there is only one God YHWH, the Trinity doctrine states God is “tri-une” in nature: that God is one God yet three persons and these three persons are all co-eternal and co-equal, but yet there are no three Gods.

 

However, does God actually teach us in His holy word the Bible that He is a Trinity?

 

With the darkness soon to come upon us all, it is far past time where we must search the Scriptures for ourselves to see if something is true according to the Bible only (Acts 17:10-11), and not accept something as true just because it is what we have always been taught. If we do not know and follow the Bible truth only, then we can be easily deceived by traditions of men that are really lies handed down through the centuries as God’s truth.

 

Is the Trinity doctrine a Bible truth that is heavenly in origin, or is it of worldly origin, a tradition of man full of vain philosophy and deception (Colossians 2:8)? We must accept God’s Bible truth only and nothing else. Anything else is a lie that opposes God and prevents us from truly knowing who our God really is.

 

If we do not know who our God really is, how will we be able to worship Him in spirit and truth which is the kind of worshippers He seeks in us (John 4:23-24)? How will we be able to love Him with all our hearts, minds, soul, and strength?

 

Mark 12:

28      Then one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, perceiving that He had answered them well,

        asked Him, "Which is the first commandment of all?"

29      Jesus answered him, "The first of all the commandments is: 'Hear, O Israel, the LORD our God, the LORD is one.

30      And you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.'

       This is the first commandment.   (NKJV)

 

 

*** Verses 29-30 is the Shema from Deuteronomy 6:4-5. “The LORD” stands for the name of God, YHWH.

 

 

 

Please continue reading below on why the Trinity doctrine is not Biblical .




All roads lead to Rome

 

God says He wants those who worship Him to worship Him in spirit and truth (John 4:24).  There are two things in this verse that stand out.  One, truth is all-important; it is holy and pure as God is – God is truth, so of course truth matters and is the most important thing. Second, the truth about the nature of God is essential to be able to worship God correctly, because if we do not know what the true nature of God is, then we do not really know who our God is.  

 

The Bible says God is a person – one person. In the Shema this is declared forcefully; the one person God is the LORD:

 

Deuteronomy 6:

4   Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD:   (KJV)

 

 

“The LORD” is in most Bibles and appears over 6800 times, and represents YHWH where YHWH is the 4-letter name of God called the Tetragrammaton.  

 

So this translates to:

 

Hear, O Israel: YHWH our God is one YHWH 

 

which represents the 4 Hebrew letters ‘yod’, ‘hey’, ‘waw’, ‘hey’ which is read and written right to left as:  יחוח

 

Some Bibles translate "the LORD" as Yahweh or Jehovah.  Jehovah is not correct; there is no’J’ sound in Hebrew and it should be a ‘Y’ sound,  and the ‘V’ should be a ‘W’ sound for the ancient ‘waw’ (not ‘vav’). Yahweh (yah-way) also has issues.  Since we want to be as accurate as possible in pronouncing the name of God, we can use God’s short-form emphatic name Yah (YH) which appears 50 times not including in person and place names.  The name Yah is undeniably His name and is agreed by all to be correct without any issues on how to pronounce.  For example, whenever we say “hallelujah”, we are in fact really using God’s name Yah and are saying: “everyone praise Yah”.  For more information about how the name of God and Messiah should be pronounced, please see the article ‘The Name of God’.

 

 

However, most Christianity today believes God is a “Trinity” – one God who consists of 3 distinct persons, but yet one God.  They believe God is a "triune" God: 1 in 3, 3 in 1.  But is this Biblical?  Or is Christianity just accepting it, because that is all they were taught?  Can they explain it?  Christians should not accept anything as coming from God if it cannot be found and explained in the Bible.  God wants everyone to search the Scripture to see if things we are told or see match what the Word of God says.  God wants us to understand that He is the God of order and truth, and He does not contradict Himself.  One thing He says does not contradict another --- God says He is one person without equal which His son also attests to when He calls His father the one true God (John 17:3) and that His father is His God (John 20:17; Revelation 3:12).  God is a God of logic and sense and not a God of confusion.  A Trinity doctrine is not found in the Bible and this is the reason why it is confusing and cannot be explained. 

 

The fact that it is not Biblical can be easily seen from its very origin in Christianity.  The Council of Nicaea was convened in 325AD by the Roman emperor Constantine (who had final say on all matters) for all the bishops to determine which school of thought would be Christian doctrine – whether Christ was created and not deity as supported by the Alexandrian presbyter Arius or whether God exists as three persons, but one God as supported by bishop Alexander of Alexandria and his deacon Athanasius, who became the foremost proponent of this position. 

 

The big problem is that the debate is a false one, because both beliefs are un-Biblical and in error.  This reminds one of election politics.  Two parties will present their case to the public and give us their reasons to vote for them.  However, both of them are no good.  Do we really have to choose between the lesser of two evils? When we decide on what is God's truth we should never compromise or sit idly by and do nothing.  To do nothing leaves one open to be fooled by anything.  When we talk about God, truth is all that matters; not choosing the lesser of two evils.  Anything less than the truth is choosing between lies.  No one wins if we are forced to choose between two incorrect beliefs on the nature of God.  Truth suffers and we suffer.

 


With the ascent of Constantine, the persecution and martyrdom of Christians supposedly ceased, but a more insidious attack on Christianity took its place. Christianity was “chosen” as the religion of Rome, but it did not so much as dominate or convert the other religions, but rather it assimilated them, which is to say, Christianity was no longer true to God and His word only. It acquired pagan practices and beliefs. It was no longer the same Christianity of the Lord Jesus and the apostles for which they were being persecuted in the first place. It was no longer true Christianity, but a false Christianity. It was now Roman Christianity, patterned after pagan Rome.  Now that Christianity has been bastardized in this way, the true believers who keep to God’s Word only were treated as outcasts and still persecuted.

 

The Trinity doctrine was one of the false beliefs that “shaped” the “new” form of Christianity that became the state religion – it turned the one God and person YHWH into three persons.

 

The formulation of the Trinity doctrine began at the Council of Nicaea hundreds of years after the Lord Jesus ascended and the New Testament writings were completed, and it took several hundred years to be finalized. How can a supposed foundation of Christianity only come hundreds of years later and take hundreds of years to be finalized, which is a clear indication that it did not come from the Bible? Why is this not being questioned more loudly from various perspectives such as the Biblical, logical and historical?

 

For truly, how can something be called a foundation of God’s truth – about the nature of God and who He is which is of the highest importance, if it only arises hundreds of years later after the inspired writers have stopped writing?  Do we not call religions and prophets as false religions and false prophets if they claim divine inspiration hundreds of years removed from the New Testament writings?  And what if un-Biblical and pagan practices and doctrines are also used?  This is exactly what the Roman Catholic Church has done with the doctrine of the Trinity, and this false Trinity doctrine has passed down to virtually all forms of Christianity today (Protestants, etc.) – it has been entrenched so much into their minds that many consider belief in it as a measure of being a believer. 

 

 

Many try to defend the Trinity doctrine by saying that it was supported by the early church fathers before the Council of Nicaea. However, this is a weak argument for two reasons:

 

1)  If we look at early church history without bias, we actually find that the early church fathers within the first 300 years before the Council of Nicaea believed that the Lord Jesus Christ was not His father’s equal though He was divine and there was no Holy Spirit 3rd person.    

 

2)  Even with these early church fathers denying a Trinity, we still must obey the Bible only. Remember, we are built upon the foundation of the apostles, the prophets and Christ – and none of them taught a Trinity:

 

 

Ephesians 2:

19   Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and

      members of the household of God,

20   having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone,    (NKJV)

 

 

We must also consider these church fathers come from the very same environment that witnessed Christianity under attack:  persecuted and transformed, which gives us all the more reason to lean on Bible truth only.  Or are we forgetting that Satan was very busy attacking God and His truth from the very beginning – even while the apostles were still alive:

 

2 Thessalonians 2:

7    For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way.    (NKJV)

 

 

Throughout much of its history, the Roman Catholic Church withheld the Word of God from the people and only the clergy had access to it (for almost 1300 years until men like William Tyndale dared to translate and print the Bible for all people, which was considered a “crime” by the Roman Catholic Church for which Tyndale was hunted down and martyred). Thus they had absolute power over the beliefs of the people who were blinded to God’s truth and were controlled by the traditions and doctrines of men based on Babylonian, Egyptian, etc. pagan religions. Those who did not believe as the Roman Catholic Church did were persecuted and killed. It was during the Dark Ages that the Trinity doctrine became firmly established and ingrained in the minds and beliefs of the population and by the power of tradition it has remained in place ever since.


And please do not think that this writer has something against Roman Catholics.   This is not true at all.  I have Catholic family, friends and neighbors whom I love very much.  However, the Bible tells us that everyone must seek, know and live God’s truth, which includes revealing it at all costs, even if people may hate you for it. 


The institution, traditions and teachings of the Roman Catholic Church are from men, and are un-Biblical and false; and have blinded God-loving people for far too long.  Verify the history of Roman Catholicism and its teachings for yourselves, and you will find the Roman Catholic Church is not the “true church” it says it is.  It is not too late to see and follow the truth – which is from the word of God, the Bible only.  

 

 

 

The Creed

 

It is said that knowing the nature of God is fundamental and not knowing it leads to the gravest deceptions and heresies that oppose God’s truth and enslaves mankind. This is absolutely true as the Roman Catholic Church has used it as a cornerstone for a false Christianity. The Trinity doctrine has completely distorted the Bible truth of the monotheism of God who alone is YHWH. It is now an illogical and perverse mockery.

 

 

Given below is the original Nicene Creed drafted in 325 CE:

 

“We believe in one God the Father All-sovereign, maker of all things. And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, begotten of the Father, only-begotten, that is, of the substance of the Father, God of God, Light of Light, true God of true God, begotten not made, of one substance with the Father, through whom all things were made, things in heaven and things on the earth; who for us men and for our salvation came down and was made flesh, and became man, suffered, and rose on the third day, ascended into the heavens, and is coming to judge living and dead. And in the Holy Spirit. And those that say 'There was when he was not,' and, 'Before he was begotten he was not,' and that, 'He came into being from what-is-not,' or those that allege, that the son of God is 'Of another substance or essence' or 'created,' or 'changeable' or 'alterable,' these the Catholic and Apostolic Church anathematizes.”

 

 

Given below is part of the Athanasian Creed (late 4th century CE) from Athanasius himself which gives us more insight into what the Trinitarian doctrine espouses and has evolved into:

 

“Whosoever will be saved, before all things it is necessary that he hold the Catholic Faith. Which Faith, except a man keep whole and integral, without doubt he shall perish everlastingly. Now the Catholic Faith is this: that we worship one God in Trinity, and Trinity in Unity. Neither confounding the Persons, nor dividing the substance. For there is one person of the Father, another of the Son, and another of the Holy Ghost. But the Godhead of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost is all one, the glory equal, the majesty co-eternal. For such as the Father is, such is the Son, and such is the Holy Ghost. The Father uncreate, the Son uncreate, the Holy Ghost uncreate; the Father incomprehensible, the Son incomprehensible, and the Holy Ghost incomprehensible; the Father eternal, the Son eternal, the Holy Ghost eternal. And yet, there are not three eternals, but one eternal. As also there are not three uncreated, nor three incomprehensibles; but one uncreated, and one incomprehensible. So likewise the Father is Almighty, the Son Almighty, and the Holy Ghost Almighty. And yet there are not three Almighties, but one Almighty. So the Father is God, the Son is God, and the Holy Ghost is God. And yet there are not three Gods, but one God. So likewise, the Father is Lord, the Son is Lord, and the Holy Ghost is Lord. And yet there are not three Lords, but one Lord. For, as we are compelled by the Christian verity to acknowledge every Person by Himself to be God and Lord; so we are forbidden by the Catholic religion to say there be three Gods or three Lords. The Father is made by none, neither created nor begotten. The Son is of the Father, not made, nor created, but begotten. The Holy Ghost is of the Father, and of the Son; neither made, nor created, nor begotten, but proceeding. So there is one Father, not three Fathers; one Son, not three Sons; one Holy Ghost, not three Holy Ghosts. And in this Trinity none is before or after the other. None is greater or less than another, but the whole three Persons are co-equal and co-eternal together. So that in all things, as is aforesaid, the Unity in Trinity, and the Trinity in Unity is to be worshiped. He therefore that will be saved, must thus think of the Trinity.”

 

 

The reader is left confused and wondering, scratching his head. Why? Because it is illogical, trying its best to say that three means one and one means three, while trying to make it sound falsely legitimate and solemn. Even worse, we can see that this mysterious, illogical and un-Biblical Trinity was made a foundational belief with the warning that those who did not believe in it would be damned. So we also see one reason why the Trinity doctrine took hold; not only was the Bible itself withheld from the people, but they were forced to believe the Roman Catholic Church only with fear tactics used to say they must believe it or they will be damned.

 

Trinitarian believers are not able to explain the Trinity themselves as expressed below:
  

"The mind of man cannot fully understand the mystery of the Trinity. He who would try to understand the mystery fully will lose his mind. But he who would deny the Trinity will lose his soul" (Harold Lindsey and Charles J. Woodbridge, A Handbook of Christian Truth, pp. 51-52).

 

 

The attitude we see in the creeds and Trinitarian statements is shocking.  Not only is the Trinity not found in the Bible, but it is nevertheless taught as God's truth, and yet cannot be explained.  Worse, even though it is confusing and Trinitarians openly admit it cannot be explained, people are expected to believe it wholeheartedly even though they do not understand it.  They are intimidated by the threat of not having salvation if they do not believe it.  Trinitarians are basically telling everyone that no matter how irrational it sounds, and even though it is not found in the pages of the Bible, they better believe in it or they will not be saved.  This is not sound on a variety of levels: logical, emotional, truth.  It is a scare tactic designed to make us accept a doctrine that is un-Biblical.  It sounds very much like a dictatorship telling its citizens to just meekly do what it says even though it goes against all sense; just do it and do not ask questions – or else you will die.

 

But does God want us to believe something without knowing what it is we are to believe? No, of course not.  God is light which reveals.  We are told to search the Scriptures to see if things are true. 

 

We are commanded to "prove all things; hold fast that which is good" (1Thessalonians 5:21).  What is God Himself telling us then?  Simply that if it cannot be proven or found in His Word, it cannot be good.  If it is not good, then it should not be declared good anyway and forced as truth; it cannot be from God, because all good things come from God:

 

James 1:

17   Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights,

     with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow.   (NASB)

 

 

The Bible tells us that something which is confusing is not from God:

 

1 Corinthians 14:

33   For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.   (AKJV)

 

 

 

The Word of God is the only truth.  And we are commanded by God in several places to never accept anything we read or hear, especially about God, without first thoroughly verifying it by measuring it against the Word of God.  It is therefore extremely telling that Trinitarians admit they cannot really explain how 1 God can be 3 persons or 3 are in 1 and perhaps most problematic of all, the insistence that it cannot be known by mere men as a mystery is actually included as a tenet of the belief in the Trinity!  A Trinity doctrine is saying: “it sounds illogical and we cannot explain it, but that is expected and acceptable as inherent in the doctrine – we have to believe in it anyway”.  People buy into this and accept this, but it is not what the Bible teaches.  The Bible teaches we must prove all things.

 

The supporters of the Trinity doctrine even admit that it is a doctrine revealed gradually over time (centuries).  However, this completely contradicts the words in Jude which states that our faith was once for all delivered to the saints within the lifetime of the apostle John, who was the last of the New Testament writers to die:

 

Jude 1:

3   Beloved, while I was very diligent to write to you concerning our common salvation,

    I found it necessary to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints.  

   (NKJV)

 

 

 

The definition of a person is one who is his very own individual and distinct entity who has his own self-awareness/mind.  Therefore, since each is a person, each has their own mind. There are three persons, three minds.  Hence, if you say each is God and there are three individuals, then you are saying there are three Gods.  There is no hiding from this fact. The Trinity is a veiled form of polytheism (tritheism to be exact) masquerading as monotheism.  Three cannot be one, because of the very definition of what a person is – a distinct individual with his own mind. 

 

For example, how can there be more than one Almighty or all being Almighty?  The definition of all-mighty is one who is above all and mightiest of all which is to say he has no equal.  This means only one of the three can be called Almighty. Therefore, the description of Almighty argues against them all being equal. So again, each cannot be their own person, but yet one person.  

 

What about the word ‘begotten’? Doesn’t this imply a begetter? How can the begotten be the equal of his begetter in all things? Words begin to lose meaning as does sense and logic.

As soon as we talk about each having his own mind and is his own distinct person, then we are talking about 3 Gods. It only makes it worse when we also say they are all equal.

 

Believers in a Trinity doctrine cannot explain the Trinity and try to use the awesomeness of God to explain why it is incomprehensible to us.  It is a total mystery, they say, and expect us to blindly believe that God is really 3 in 1 – Father, Son and Holy Spirit and they are all equal. However, God says everything must be proven from the pages of the Bible. 

 

God sent His son Jesus to reveal Himself to mankind and explain His plan for us through His son; God did not send Jesus to confuse us with a Trinity and the Lord did not; He never mentioned a triune godhead.  But there is a reason for that – it is not true.  The confusion comes because it is a false man-made creation.

 

To say it is a mystery which cannot be explained, because of God's greatness and our limitedness is a convenient excuse to not answer questions about the validity of the doctrine while simultaneously pushing it as Biblical fact.  But there is no mystery in the Bible that is left hidden.  In the Bible, God reveals, not hides and confuses.


 


The writings of Epiphanius in the 4th – 5th century CE

 

We see evidence that the Trinity doctrine is not Bible truth but a later invention of the Romans when we look at the writings of Epiphanius, one of the early fathers of the Roman Catholic Church.  He lived in the 4th to early 5th century CE (circa 315-402/3 CE) and his writings tell us what the true Biblical faith is (the faith once for all delivered to the saints): that what Christ taught His apostles and disciples, and what the saints believed, does NOT include God being a Trinity – a Trinity doctrine is not in the Bible.

 

In addition to telling us that before being called Christians, believers were first called Nazarenes, Epiphanius tells us in his writing “Against Heresies”, Panarion 29 that believers differed from the Jews in only one respect: they believed the prophesied Messiah in the Scriptures is the Lord Jesus, the Nazarene where most Jews do not:

 

These heresies, just mentioned, of which we here are giving a brief sketch, passing over the name of Jesus, did not call themselves Iessaians and did not keep the name Jews; they did not call themselves Christians, but Nazarenes, taking this name from the place Nazareth.  But actually they remained wholly Jewish and nothing else.  For they use not only the New Testament but also the Old, like the Jews. For the Legislation and the Prophets and the Scriptures, which are called the Bible by the Jews, are not rejected by them as they are by those mentioned above.  They are not at all mindful of other things but live according to the preaching of the Law as among Jews: there is no fault to find with them apart from the fact that they have come to believe in Christ.  For they also accept the resurrection of the dead and that everything has its origin in God.  They proclaim one God and his Son Jesus Christ…

 

Only in this respect they differ from the Jews and Christians: with the Jews they do not agree because of their belief in Christ, with the Christians because they are trained in the Law, in circumcision, the Sabbath and the other things.”

 

-  Epiphanius, “Against Heresies”, Panarion 29, translated from Greek.


 

Epiphanius unmistakably acknowledges the Bible truth that the first believers are the true believers and they observed the Law of God (he calls it “the legislation”), and both “Old” and “New” Testaments.

 

And pertinent to this article, please note specifically what the Bible teaches and what the apostles and first disciples knew about the nature of God:

 

For they also accept the resurrection of the dead and that everything has origin its in God.  They proclaim one God and his Son Jesus Christ…

 

Only in this respect they differ from the Jews and Christians: with the Jews they do not agree because of their belief in Christ, with the Christians because they are trained in the Law, in circumcision, the Sabbath and the other things.”

 

 

Epiphanius admits that Christians only believed in one God who has a son the Lord Jesus Christ – exactly as the Bible says.  There is no mention of a 3rd person Holy Spirit.  Only two divine persons are mentioned and these two persons only in the Bible – God and His son Jesus Christ, and this is what Ephiphanius plainly states is the faith ONCE for ALL delivered in the Bible that all believed at one time. There is no 3rd person Holy Spirit; there is no Trinity at all. 

 

Remember, Epiphanius openly says that Christians and Jews were the same in ALL beliefs except knowing Jesus is the Messiah.  This means Christians and Jews once had the exact same understanding about the nature of God.  The Jews state (and still do) that there is only one God and He is the one person YHWH (the Shema).  Christians today believe God is a Trinity – 3 persons yet 1 God.  Because we know Jews never believed in a Trinity, this means that Christians once also knew just like the Jews do – that God is NOT a Trinity.  And this is exactly what Epiphanius also states:  the Bible teaches only two divine persons – God and His son with no 3rd person, and this truth is what all believers – Jew and Gentile, once believed together.  

 

We have direct evidence from an early Roman Catholic Church father stating what the Bible truth is, what true Biblical faith is:



All believers in Jesus as the son of God and Messiah who saves us from our sins by His blood were lovingly obedient to God’s Law and knew there is only one God who has a son, with no 3rd person in a “Trinity”.

 

Despite acknowledging this truth that there is only God and His son, Epiphanius still believed in a Trinity.  His attitude in contradicting Bible truth with his own man-made ideas is representative of the Roman Catholic Church.  Epiphanius and the Roman Catholic Church are actually calling the true Bible faith once delivered to the saints a heresy because it differs from their own man-made doctrine of a Trinity!  This is one of the greatest examples ever of gall, foolishness, stubbornness, and blind deception in the heart of man.

 

Epiphanius lived in the time when the Roman Catholic Church just began its persecution in earnest against all true believers after the ascension of Constantine to the throne, so he gives us a window to see the history of this Roman Catholic persecution unfold against God’s word and God’s people.  God’s people are not just the nation of Israel, but also the body of Christ, the true believers in Jesus as Messiah, both Jew & Gentile, who follow God’s word only including the Law and the Prophets and the belief that there is one God who has a son with no Trinity.  Non-believing Jews were persecuted just as believing Jews and Gentiles were persecuted as “Judaizers” with Biblical faith and teaching being labeled as heretical.


Epiphanius’ writings provide critical evidence of the Roman Catholic Church in the 4th – 5th centuries CE starting to erase God’s truth that is found in the Bible only and putting in its own false doctrines.  It shows the Roman Catholic Church separating and distancing God’s truth and God’s people from other peoples in order to indoctrinate the masses with its own false doctrines and not Bible truth.  Besides the Law of God, another one of God’s truths that the Roman church tried to erase is that there is only one God YHWH who has a son the Lord Jesus Christ; and it replaced this truth with its own invention, the incoherent Trinity doctrine.

 

In other words, what we see in Epiphanius’ writings is the Roman Catholic Church actively removing God’s Bible truth which of course also requires the removal of those who follow God’s Bible truth only.  It is showing us supporting historical proof of the Roman Catholic Church persecuting God’s true church, the body of Christ – and replacing true Bible faith and teaching with its own man-made doctrines and traditions. 

 

The frightening thing about all of this is what we touched on briefly before: it is the attitude of Epiphanius, which is representative of, and is the same as the Roman Catholic Church itself. 

 

The Roman Catholic Church knew what the faith once for all delivered to the saints was, but it did not care.  It knew Christians kept this faith, but they still defiantly and boldly worked against God and His truth.  All the Roman Catholic Church cared about was getting rid of God’s true faith and replacing it by creating their own un-Biblical doctrines and traditions of men to impose upon the people. It knew what the true Bible faith was – of which all believers knew, practiced and shared as one people under God, but it still sought to destroy it.

 

The Roman Catholic Church knew what God’s truth was, but actively opposed it and made sure that Christians would no longer know and follow this faith once for all delivered to the saints.  This work of the Roman church that started in the 4th century CE to do away with God’s truth and replace it with its lies has sadly borne its fruit.  This is why Christianity today does not even know what the Bible truth is, because they have been indoctrinated from the very beginning with lies filled with paganism passed down from Rome.  This deception is so great that they will, just like Epiphanius and the Roman Catholic Church did, even call believers in the Bible only (like the first Nazarenes/Christians were) the heretics.

 

In opposing God and the true faith He gives us, it should not surprise us that the Roman Catholic Church does everything opposite of God.  Therefore, we see the Roman Catholic Church, as reflected in Epiphanius’ ironically-named writing “Against Heresies”, dare to hypocritically call God’s true faith in the Bible once for all delivered to the saints a heresy – heretical, when it is the false doctrines of the Roman Catholic Church that is really the heresy.  The objective reader should be able to see the heresy really lies in the practices of the Roman Catholic Church which know God’s truth, but nevertheless still tosses it aside and replaces it with lies.


The first believers are the true believers who followed the Bible only.  Bible truth includes the Law and does not include a Trinity.  Rome knew this, but did not care and has deceived Christians ever since with their man-made religion.   Roman paganism and doctrines of men has infected Biblical faith like a disease which we must extract from the body of Christ.  The Trinity doctrine is an invention of the Roman church which came centuries after Christ ascended back to heaven.  The Trinity doctrine is the heresy.




The Trinity Doctrine attacks the 10 Commandments

 

The truth is that Satan waited hundreds of years to begin his all-out attack on God and His 10 Commandments. Yes, this is the same Council of Nicaea where Constantine pushed his day of rest on Sunday – the 1st day of the week, the "Venerable die Solis" - sacred day of the Sun.

 

What began in the Council of Nicaea in 325AD with Sunday worship and the Trinity doctrine, was Satan’s attack and distortion of the first 4 of God’s commandments into his own image. The first 4 of God’s 10 Commandments pertain to the worship of God by His creation. Please see sub-section ‘Sunday vs. Sabbath’ in the section ‘Law of God’ for Sabbath-specific discussion.

 

A Trinity doctrine that says one God is three persons as the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit is unbiblical and false and attacks the very person of God himself. We see this clearly when we hold this doctrine against the measure of God’s truth and righteousness, the Ten Commandments. The first four commandments deal with the direct worship of God in spirit and truth. It is a summation of the great commandment which the Lord Jesus told us himself:

 

Mark 12:

28   Then one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, perceiving that He had answered them well,

     asked Him, "Which is the first commandment of all?"

29   Jesus answered him, "The first of all the commandments is: 'Hear, O Israel, the LORD our God, the LORD is one.

30   And you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.'

     This is the first commandment.   (NKJV)

 

 

The first four commandments tell us who God is and how to love him.

The Trinity doctrine breaks the first three commandments.

 

 

 

The 1st Commandment is broken.

 

 

Exodus 20:

3   " You shall have no other gods before Me. (NKJV)


 

Intrinsic in the Ten Commandments is that we must know who God is. We have to know who the “Me” is in this commandment and who it is that is giving us these commandments. We have to know who God is, so we can know what “other gods” are.

 

The first commandment is broken, because from the very beginning, a Trinity doctrine confuses who God is. The Bible does not say there is one God in 3 persons, but it says there is only one God and this one God has a son who is not His equal. Whereas the Lord Jesus is God/deity, because He is the Son of God, the addition of a 3rd person as God is an outright lie and completely confuses who God is. A Trinity doctrine insidiously creates another god by saying this other god is just another person of God himself. The Holy Spirit is not a 3rd person and is not God; it is an “other god”. The true knowledge of who God is has been completely done away and replaced by this 3 in 1 God.

 

 


The 2nd Commandment is broken.

 

 

Exodus 20:

4     " You shall not make for yourself a carved image --- any likeness of anything that is in heaven above,

       or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth;

5        you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me,   (NKJV)



The Trinity doctrine makes an idol out of God.

 

This is the definition of ‘idol’ from the Merriam-Webster online dictionary:

 

1: a representation or symbol of an object of worship; broadly : a false god

2: a likeness of something bobsolete : pretender, impostor

3: a form or appearance visible but without substance <an enchanted phantom,

     a lifeless idol — P. B. Shelley>

4: an object of extreme devotion <a movie idol>; also : ideal 2

5: a false conception : fallacy

 

 

The Trinity doctrine takes the truth of who God is and replaces it with a contradictory, incomprehensible idol of its own making.   It makes God who wants us to know Him and reveal Himself to us, suddenly distant, cold and unknowable. The Lord Jesus came to reveal the Father, not confuse us with a Trinity doctrine and He did not; a Trinity is a conception of man.

 

As the reader can see, this idol of a Holy Trinity, replete with its triangular and circular symbol, meets every single definition of what an idol is. It makes itself the object of worship by disguising itself as the truth of God’s nature, but it is in fact a false god – a worthless idol of what and who God truly is, which serves to undermine God; attacking and making a mockery of His person and His truth. It is a fallacy; see the definition of fallacy below:

 

Fallacy:

1 a: obsolete : guile, trickery b: deceptive appearance : deception

2 a: a false or mistaken idea <popular fallacies> b: erroneous character : erroneousness

3: an often plausible argument using false or invalid inference

 

 

It is a false conception – an empty, deceptive, false god made to appear like God. It replaces God and His truth with a false and incomprehensible idol.

 

 

 

The 3rd Commandment is broken.

 

 

Exodus 20:

7     " You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.   (NKJV)

 

 

The name of God does not only refer to that which He is called, but also the character and person of God Himself.   The 3rd Commandment is broken in two primary ways:

  

1) Anytime the Holy Spirit is called God as a 3rd person of a Trinity and not as a metonym for God our Father, or anytime the word Trinity, triune, or ‘the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit’ are used in place of or to describe God, it is giving God a name that is false and which does not exist. We are calling something God when it is in fact not God. It makes God Himself and His actual name of no effect and attacks the integrity of God. We are in fact replacing God with a false God.

 

2) Whenever one baptizes in the name of “the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit” instead of in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord, we are taking the name of the Lord Jesus in vain by making it totally worthless. The Lord Jesus’ name is the name above all names (Philippians 2:9-11) and is the name in which we are commanded to do all things (Colossians 3:17) and now it is suddenly replaced with a Trinity doctrinal formula that means nothing, because it is false and a lifeless idol.   Please also see article: The Truth about Matthew 28.







Essentially, anytime the Trinity or any other name the Trinity doctrine uses for the name or person of God, the 3rd Commandment is being broken. Of course, this means this commandment, like the first two, are always being broken as long as the Trinity doctrine is promoted as truth when it is far from it.

 

The Trinity doctrine does away with who the one true God really is and creates another god (defies the 1st Commandment), creates a false representation of God which masquerades as the true God (defies the 2nd Commandment) and destroys/replaces the name, character and truth of God by using its own terms to name and describe God (defies the 3rd Commandment).

 


The net effect is this:

 

How can we fulfill John 4:23-24 when a Trinity doctrine has completely confused who God is?

 

John 4:

23   But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth;

     for the Father is seeking such to worship Him.

24   God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth."   (NKJV)

 

 

A Trinity doctrine and John 4:23-24 cannot co-exist. Following one must negate the other. If we earnestly seek God’s truth and plan to live by Bible truth, then when we suddenly find out that the Trinity doctrine we have always been taught is false, will you back away from it?

 

Well, you MUST.   It is the only way to fulfill the greatest commandment to love God with all our hearts, soul, mind, and strength (Mark 12:28-30).




Please see the other articles in this section on the Nature of God about the Trinity pertaining to the Holy Spirit and to Jesus, and also the Shema and the Deity of Christ.