Monday, June 30, 2008

Is the Trinity a Biblical Doctrine?

According to many trinitarians, "the trinity is a Biblical doctrine," and the trinity dogma is presented as allegedly stating what the Bible says. In reality, there is absolutely no concept of a trinity presented anywhere at all in the Bible. The idea has to be added to, and read into, each and every scripture that is presented to allegedly support the added-on dogma.

Yes, the trinitarians present an array of scriptures, both from the Hebrew Scriptures as well as the Christian Scriptures to allegedly support their dogma. Upon close examination, however, one has to realize that in each and every scripture that is presented, what the trinitarian relies on is a dull mind that will see "trinity" when the scriptures are read. Closer examination of the scriptures reveal how the trinity has to be added to and read into each and every scripture presented.

The truth is that the scriptures can be seen to be totally and fully harmonious without adding the trinitarian philosophy to the Bible.

"It must be admitted by everyone who has the rudiments of an historical sense that the doctrine of the Trinity, as a doctrine, formed no part of the original message. St Paul knew it not, and would have been unable to understand the meaning of the terms used in the theological formula on which the Church ultimately agreed".

Dr. W R Matthews, Dean of St Paul's Cathedral,
"God in Christian Thought and Experience", p.180

My belief in the Trinity is based on the authority of the Church: no other authority is sufficient. I will now show from reason, that the Athanasian Creed and the Scripture are opposed to one another.

"Rev." James Hughes, Roman Catholic Priest,
As quoted in Percy White's The Doctrine of the Trinity (1913.)

In other words, this Roman Catholic Priest begins by saying that he believes in the trinity, not because he can find in the Bible, but because he accepts as authority the word of men who claim such authority. This, in effect, denies that the faith was fully delivered in the first century. -- Jude 1:3.

Some other sites online that examine the false trinity doctrine:
RL Jesus and His God Forum