Saturday, 1 July 2017

IS TRINITY BIBLICAL? OR A PAGAN DEVELOPMENT?

IS TRINITY BIBLICAL? OR A PAGAN DEVELOPMENT?

In the name of God the most Merciful and Beneficent.

What the theories that are being preached in the Christianity by so many Trinitarians that- Jesus is God or Jesus is one of the gods in Trinity or Father, son and Holy Ghost are one etc., are not related to the gospel of Jesus in reality. There is no any slightest evidence to prove this type of propagations are related to the gospel of Jesus. Now observe the following verse form gospel of Matthew.

All these things Jesus spoke to the multitude in parables; and without a parable He did not speak to them, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying: “I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things kept secret from the foundation of the world.”  - Matthew 13:34, 35

According to the above verse it is made clear that Jesus has spoken with multitude in parables and without parable he did not speak anything with them. Thus Jesus has fulfilled the prophecy that “I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things kept secret from the foundation of the world.” If the Trinity is truly related to the Gospel of Jesus then what for Jesus did not give a slightest parable for Trinity which is massively promoted by the Trinitarians?  



IS JEHOVAH A TRIUNE GOD? OR ALONE?
The entire Bible is declaring that Jehovah is alone God, but we cannot find anywhere that Jehovah is a Triune God. Let us see the evidences for this from the Bible as follows.

O Lord of hosts, God of Israel, the one who dwells between the cherubim, you are God, You ALONE, of all the kingdoms of the earth. – Isaiah 37:16

For you are great, and do wondrous things; you ALONE are God. – Psalm 86:10

On careful examination of the above verses it is made clear that Jehovah is Alone God but not Tripersonal.

ALL PROPHETS ARE PROCLAIMED THAT JEHOVAH IS ALONE!
Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one! – Deuteronomy 6:4

Among the gods there is none like You, O Lord; nor are there any works like your works. – Psalms 86:8

O Lord of hosts, God of Israel, the one who dwells between the cherubim, you are God, You alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth. You have made heaven and earth. - Isaiah 37:16

JESUS ALSO PROCLAIMS THAT JEHOVAH IS ALONE GOD!
Jesus answered him, “The first of all the commandments is: ‘Hear, O Israel, THE LORD OUR GOD, THE LORD IS ONE. 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… So the scribe said to Him, “Well said, Teacher. You have spoken the truth, FOR THERE IS ONE GOD, AND THERE IS NO OTHER BUT HE. - Mark 12:29-32

And this is eternal life that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.  -John 17:3

 If we carefully observe the first verse in above it is made clear that “THE LORD OUR GOD, THE LORD IS ONE” and “FOR THERE IS ONE GOD, AND THERE IS NO OTHER BUT HE.” What noteworthy is that these sentences are not being spoken by anonymous person but are preached by Jesus who is presumed to be one of the partner in the Trinity! If Jesus were truly a shareholder in the union of Trinity as presumed by the Trinitarians, could ever Jesus have proclaimed that “FOR THERE IS ONE GOD, AND THERE IS NO OTHER BUT HE?”

THE IMMEDIATE APOSTLE OF JESUS ALSO PROCLAIMED THAT JEHOVAH IS ALONE GOD!
Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, And to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy, To God our Savior, Who ALONE is wise, be glory and majesty, Dominion and power, both now and forever. Amen. – Jude 1:24, 25

Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, to GOD WHO ALONE is wise, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen. - 1 Timothy 1:17

PAUL ALSO DECLARED THAT JEHOVAH IS ALONE GOD!
… THERE IS NO OTHER GOD BUT ONE. For even if there are so-called gods, whether in heaven or on earth (as there are many gods and many lords), yet for us THERE IS ONE GOD, the Father… - 1 Corinthians 8:4, 5

If Jesus is supposed to be one of the gods in the union of Trinity then Jesus would have spoken as “‘Hear, O Israel, THE LORD OUR GOD, THE LORD IS TRIUNE”  instead of saying as “Hear, O Israel, THE LORD OUR GOD, THE LORD IS ONE!” Surprisingly enough Paul also declares that Jehovah is alone God and no other God besides Him.

SURPRISING DECLARATIONS OF EMINENT CHRISTIAN THEOLOGIANS THAT THE TRINITY IS NOT IN THE BIBLE!
In this regard we have to observe the surprising admissions from a number of eminent Christian scholars and Authors who have affirmed that the doctrine of Trinity is not found in the Bible can be seen as follows.

"Neither the word Trinity, nor the explicit doctrine as such, appears in the New Testament, nor did Jesus and his followers intend to contradict the Shema in the Old Testament: `Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord' (Deut. 6:4) ... The doctrine developed gradually over several centuries and through many controversies."("Should you believe the trinity" and Watchtower, Aug. 1, 1984, p. 21; quoting Encyclopedia Britannica Micropedia, Vol. X, p.126)

"At first the Christian faith was not Trinitarian. It was not so in the apostolic and sub-apostolic ages, as reflected in the NT and other early Christian writings." (Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics, James Hastings, quoted in, Should you believe the Trinity? Watchtower publication)

The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia acknowledges that ‘trinity’ is a second-century term found nowhere in the Bible, and the Scriptures present no finished Trinitarian statement” (1988, Vol. 4, “Trinity,” p. 914)

The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary tells us, “The formal doctrine of the Trinity as it was defined by the great church councils of the fourth and fifth centuries is not to be found in the NT [New Testament]” (Paul Achtemeier, editor, 1996, “Trinity”).

The HarperCollins Encyclopedia of Catholicism states: “Today, however, scholars generally agree that there is no doctrine of the Trinity as such in either the OT [Old Testament] or the NT [New Testament]. It would go far beyond the intention and thought-forms of the OT to suppose that a late-fourth-century or thirteenth-century Christian doctrine can be found there. Likewise, the NT does not contain an explicit doctrine of the Trinity” (Richard McBrien, general editor, 1995, “God,” pp. 564-565).

“Neither the word Trinity nor the explicit doctrine appears in the New Testament. . . The doctrine developed gradually over several centuries and through many controversies. It was not until the 4th century that the distinctness of the three and their unity were brought together in a single orthodox doctrine of one essence and three persons” (1985 edition, Micropaedia, Vol. 11, p. 928).

The New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology points out that “primitive Christianity did not have an explicit doctrine of the Trinity such as was subsequently elaborated in the creeds of the early church” (Colin Brown, editor, Vol. 2, 1976, “God,” p. 84).

Historian and science fiction writer H.G. Wells, in his noted work The Outline of History, points out, “There is no evidence that the apostles of Jesus ever heard of the trinity—at any rate from him” (1920, Vol. 2, p. 499).

Martin Luther, the German priest who initiated the Protestant Reformation, conceded, “It is indeed true that the name ‘Trinity’ is nowhere to be found in the Holy Scriptures, but has been conceived and invented by man” (reproduced in The Sermons of Martin Luther, John Lenker, editor, Vol. 3, 1988, p. 406).

The Oxford Companion to the Bible states: “Because the Trinity is such an important part of later Christian doctrine, it is striking that the term does not appear in the New Testament. Likewise, the developed concept of three coequal partners in the Godhead found in later creedal formulations cannot be clearly detected within the confines of the canon [i.e., actual Scripture]” (Bruce Metzger and Michael Coogan, editors, 1993, “Trinity,” p. 782).

Professor Charles Ryrie, in his respected work Basic Theology, writes: “Many doctrines are accepted by evangelicals as being clearly taught in the Scripture for which there are no proof texts. The doctrine of the Trinity furnishes the best example of this. It is fair to say that the Bible does not clearly teach the doctrine of the Trinity. In fact, there is not even one proof text, if by proof text we mean a verse or passage that ‘clearly’ states that there is one God who exists in three persons” (1999, p. 89).

Millard Erickson, research professor of theology at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, writes that the Trinity “is not clearly or explicitly taught anywhere in Scripture, yet it is widely regarded as a central doctrine, indispensable to the Christian faith. (God in Three Persons: A Contemporary Interpretation of the Trinity, 1995, p. 12).

….Professor Erickson further states that the Trinity teaching “is not present in biblical thought, but arose when biblical thought was pressed into this foreign mold [of Greek concepts]. Thus, the doctrine of the Trinity goes beyond and even distorts what the Bible says about God” (p. 20)

Theology professors Roger Olson and Christopher Hall explain part of the puzzle in their book The Trinity: “It is understandable that the importance placed on this doctrine is perplexing to many lay Christians and students. Nowhere is it clearly and unequivocally stated in Scripture. How can it be so important if it is not explicitly stated in Scripture? “The doctrine of the Trinity developed gradually after the completion of the New Testament in the heat of controversy, but the church fathers who developed it believed they were simply explaining divine revelation and not at all speculating or inventing new ideas. The full-blown doctrine of the Trinity was spelled out in the fourth century at two great ecumenical (universal) councils: Nicaea (325 A.D.) and Constantinople (381 A.D.)” (2002, pp. 1-2).

Shirley Guthrie, Jr., professor of theology at Columbia Theological Seminary, writes: “The Bible does not teach the doctrine of the Trinity. Neither the word ‘trinity’ itself nor such language as ‘one-in-three,’ ‘three-in-one,’ one ‘essence’ (or ‘substance’), and three ‘persons,’ is biblical language. The language of the doctrine is the language of the ancient church taken from classical Greek philosophy” (Christian Doctrine, 1994, pp. 76-77).”

Thus we find the Trinity was not existed in the Christianity until the third or fourth centuries but had been incorporated by some gentile philosophers.

“POLYTHEISM” IN PURSUIT OF “MONOTHEISM!” IS TRINITY!
What the Holy belief that propounded by the Bible is that- “There is one God and no other god besides Him” which is known as the “Monotheism” as against to it saying as “God is one but He is having the plurality or He is the “Tripersonal” can be regarded as “Polytheism” which is the basic belief of the idolaters existed in ancient pagan religions. What everybody should know the very important point is that- Polytheism is nothing but the fabrication of some selfish persons that have entered into the spiritual ground with the aim to exploit the believers in any way in the disguise of true preachers of Polytheism. Polytheism plays the crucial role to make people go astray and thus the idolatry was rampant in the so many communities in the history. But unfortunately due to the doctrine of Trinity has been incorporated by some gentile philosophers after the times of Jesus in third century it occupies the prominent place instead of basic beliefs in Christianity and the polytheism which once has been preached by Jesus was shrouded under the pollution of monotheism which is the outcome of Trinity. This point was already declared by the reputed Christian scholars and authors.

“GOD IS ALONE” MEANS ARE THERE ANOTHER TWO GODS BESIDES HIM?
“GOD IS ALONE” means “He who does not have the plurality in His person” but it is not that “He who is having another two partners besides Him! That is why Jehovah Himself proclaims as “there is no God besides Me” but He does not proclaim about Himself as “There are another two gods besides Him!” Let us see the following verses proclaimed by Jehovah.

You shall have no other gods before Me. – Exodus 20:6

Before me there was no God formed, nor shall there be after me. I, even I, am the Lord, and besides me there is no savior. – Isaiah 43:10, 11

I am the Lord, and there is no other; there is no God besides Me. I will gird you, though you have not known me, that they may know from the rising of the sun to its setting that there is none besides me. I am the Lord, and there is no other. – Isaiah 45:5, 6

If Jehovah were one of the gods in Trinity or He possesses another two gods in His person as is being preached by some preachesr, could ever Jehovah have proclaimed that “I am the Lord, and there is no other” “Before me there was no God formed, nor shall there be after me?” If anybody argue that Jehovah the tripesrsonal God proclaims the above verses then what he has to keep in his mind that Jesus who is supposed to be one of the god in Trinity also proclaims that “FOR THERE IS ONE GOD, AND THERE IS NO OTHER BUT HE (Mark 12:32).” Don’t Jesus know that he is one of the gods or equal share holder in Trinity? Thus according to the so far analysis it is well understood that Jesus or Apostle or Paul do not know and never preached such misleading doctrine as Trinity but it is mere a pagan development after the times of Jesus. May God give the knowledge to understand these truths and lead us in right path shown by Jesus. –Amen.  

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