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Edition No. 34              WE ARE HERE TO LISTEN TO              June 1, 2004
  The Voice of Jesus
This is my Son, my Chosen; listen to him!
Christendom's False Doctrines
#4 The Doctrine of the Trinity
The False Teaching

The Catholic View: The Trinity is the term employed to signify the central doctrine of the Christian religion -- the truth that in the unity of the Godhead there are Three Persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, these Three Persons being truly distinct one from another. Thus, in the words of the Athanasian Creed: "the Father is God, the Son is God, and the Holy Spirit is God, and yet there are not three Gods but one God."
Per Billy Graham: The Bible shows very clearly that there is only one God, and yet that there are three personal distinctions in His complex nature, traditionally referred to as "three Persons in the Godhead"
-- God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Each is distinct from the others but never acts independently.
A Baptist View: Our God is also utterly unique from the theological conceptions of all other religions, for the Bible reveals him to be a Trinity of three eternal persons, Father,
Son and Holy Spirit, and yet still one — a unity. Indeed the biblical witness is clear: whatever it is that constitutes God as God, the Father is all of this, the Son is all of this and the Holy Spirit is all of this. But, there is still only one God, distinct in person “but without division of nature, essence or being.”

Exposing the Error

First, some simple facts: 1) To define this doctrine, one must apply three terms: godhead, trinity, and person to the deity.  The first two are entirely absent from the Bible, the third present only as applied to men: 2) It  has its origin in the Athanasian
- Arian controversy in the early Fourth Century and was stated first at the Council of Nicea, three hundred years after Jesus introduced the complete gospel. 3) Athanasius made it clear, at the Council, that if Christ and the Holy Spirit were not of one substance with the Father, Polytheism would triumph*, thus indicating that it was intended as a means of distinguishing Christianity from Polytheism - lest the Christians be found to worship three gods and be no better than the competition.  Second,
The sayings of Jesus are the fount of all spiritual Truth.He said: If you continue in my word ... you will know the truth....(Jn 8:31,32).  The Trinity can't be found there and thus has no place in Truth. Third, the few words of the Lord that men have cited to support the doctrine fail to do so (see col.3) but are read back to support what Jesus did not teach. One such saying is the phrase from Matt. 28:19:. . baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, with focus on the singular of  name. This is a forced idea that need be no more mysterious than that of a man giving his name to his wife and children.
Declaring the Truth
Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, `I said, you are gods'? If he called them gods to whom the word of God came,... do you say of him whom the Father consecrated and sent into the world, `You are blaspheming,' because I said, `I am the Son of God'? (Jn. 10:34,36). I and the Father are one. (Jn. 10:30) I do not pray for these only, but also for those who believe in me through their word, that they may all be one; even as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.The glory which thou hast given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one,  I in them and thou in me, that they may become perfectly one,(Jn. 17:20-23)To state the obvious, all who receive the Word of God, spoken by Jesus, become gods, and enter into perfect oneness with the Father that is the same as that of the Father and Son. The doctrine that defines three persons in one God is therefore false. The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit are first among many in the divine family. A child of humans is born of humans and is a human; just so, a child of God is born of God and is a god who, on earth, is an humble servant so as to be exalted in heaven. more
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