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A saved beggar from a dung heap.
1Sa 2:8 He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, [and] lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill, to set [them] among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory: for the pillars of the earth [are] the LORD'S, and he hath set the world upon them.
There are many a trinity in the Bible outside of the Holy Trinity; there are the spirit, soul and body of man; the world, the flesh and the devil; Ham, Shem and Japheth; the patriarchal trinity Abraham, Jacob and Isaac: The three heavens: Three Earths; and I am sure that many could add more for they are clearly seen.
Romans 1:20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, [even] his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
Creation points to the trinity by the things that are made whether it be animal, vegetable, and mineral; water, air and land; proton, neutron and electron; solid, liquid and gas, the list goes on and it manifests the creation of the Godhead, the TRINITY.
A three dimensional source is often referred to as natural revelation, natural light is in-built in all men and any act to hide this source of light is a willful act of self - deceit. (John3: 19)
First it must be stated that the word trinity does not appear in the Bible, this in itself does not make it erroneous as many who oppose the doctrine might teach. There are many words and phrases we use to teach doctrine and church practices that are not found in Writ such as the virgin birth, incarnate, omnipresent, omniscience, Bible, Sunday school, revival and the list goes on.
First let us start with some standard definitions of The Trinity.
TRIN'ITY, In theology, the union of three persons in one Godhead, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Now the more one searches diver writings from paganism to the so-called Early Church fathers the more of a maze is constructed.
And yes, we have read as many others works on Church history with its council's decrees and the politics as well as enough mythologies to last are a lifetime. Some have read more, others have read less, but tell me something as you have bored yourself reading such works as the Confession of Augustine, Eusebius or other jargon of tripe how does this help the average Christian. It may be fine and good to know that Arius and Origen were heretics and that the papist history is an adulterated blend of Christian, Judaism and Paganism, but the average "Joe Christian" is not going to quit all and enrol in a three to four year course, if he did then the average pastor would have congregation of his relatives and the other who might show up may want his job! that is after they complete their "education".
What Does The Bible Say About This Doctrine We Call The Trinity?
Let us start with the only true source on God, The Bible and no we will not suffer fools (Palms 14:1)
1Co 8:6 But to us [there is but] one God, the Father, of whom [are] all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom [are] all things, and we by him.
If you look at the verse above The Father is the sole Creator and the Son is the sole Creator the words whom are all things testify to this!
Only a heretic would make The Lord Jesus Christ a demiurge (DEMIURGE, n. [Gr., a public servant, and work.] In the mythology of Eastern Philosophers, an eon employed in the creation of the world; a subordinate workman.)
The doctrine of Jesus Christ being a creating " lackey" (sometimes referred to as Michael the Arch Angel, demiurge, the only begotten God (Thank you NASV in John 1:18)) is that of the Jehovah Witnesses and others.
And to add to the mix we have the oxymoron term of eternally begotten (Thank you Calvin), if it was begotten it had a start. This is similar to the phrase Mother of God, Question who is older you or your mother?
The term begotten Son has to do with physical birth be it Abraham's son or the virgin birth of the Christ Child (John 1:18; 3:16, 18; Hebrews 11:17; 1 John 4:9).
This day have I begotten thee (Psalms 2:7; Acts 13:33; Hebrews 1:5) has to do with God becoming flesh, and not something before the foundation of the world. The word begotten appears 24 times and begat 225 times never once does it refer to anything but physical birth:
It must be remember that those who attack the doctrine of the Trinity attack The Lord Jesus Christ Deity, either by making him a created lesser being or by teaching such doctrines as adoptionism, binitarianism, or by manufacturing a Jesus that is as separate "God" as the Mormons and in rare cases nullify the Father by making him Jesus. The word Father starts with a F and Son starts with a S---deep doctrine.
Our Text plainly states that both the Father and the Son are equal Creators.
Our text as well as any other places in Holy Writ never even hints that the Father did not want to "dirty his hands with matter" and used a lesser being to do so. This is nothing more than plain out right pagan Gnosticism philosophy.
It does not take much insight to see the ploy of great deceiver if a man will not trust atheism and evolution or paganism, than give him a system that believes in a Creator while dishonouring the Son. And of course dress it up with morals and good works.
John 8:49 Jesus answered, I have not a devil; but I honour my Father, and ye do dishonour me.
The dishonour is accomplished by changing the Bible and verses that show the Father and Son are one and the Son is God.
Zec 12:10 And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for [his] only [son], and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for [his] firstborn.
Dishonour the Son by changing me to him when it is the Lord speaking.
1Ti 3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.
Dishonour the Son by Changing God into he who.
The list of verses goes with a relentless attack.
No gray areas allowed.
You Can Not Be A Christian Without Believing In The Trinity You Can Be A Deist, But This Will Not Lead To Salvation Because You Have rejected the Saviour as portrayed in Scripture and fabricated one of your own!!!
2Co 11:4 For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or [if] ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with [him].
Gal 1:9 As we said before, so say I now again, If any [man] preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.
Now one might say what about the Holy Spirit and how it relates to the trinity (Yes, we did use it for the gender of the word may be neuter but this does not make the Holy Spirit so---is it a boy or a girl---Jesus was called a holy thing and the arguments go on and on Gen 3:15 resolves this smokescreen.
(Genesis 3:15) And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
Once you have transformed the Son into anything else but God, who really cares what you think of the Holy Spirit. It is futile, for you have rejected the Lord your only hope!!! The mediator is the Son not the Father or the Spirit-you are without council, lawyer or advocate at the judgment.
It may seem to many as religious bigotry but Mormons, Jehovah Witnesses and such group have less truth when it comes to who and what the Son of God is than the Roman Catholic Church.
WHEN A WHORE (Rev.17) HAS MORE REVEALED TRUTH THAN THEY HAVE. THEY ARE NOT EVEN WORTHY TO BE HER PIMP.
Most Papists may know what he is, but they do not know what The Lord Jesus Christ accomplished!
Mal 2:10 Have we not all one father? hath not one God created us? why do we deal treacherously every man against his brother, by profaning the covenant of our fathers?
Below is an excerpt on Our Lord Jesus Christ.
John 14:8-10 Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us. (9) Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou [then], Shew us the Father? (10) Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.
The disciple came to believe that he was equal to the Father and the physical manifestation of the Godhead, if it were not so then the Jews were right in seeking to kill him (John 5:18; 8:53-59).
1 Timothy 3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.
1John 1:1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life;
John 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
The Holy Writ leaves no gray areas and gives no quarters if Jesus Christ was not God then he was a blasphemous devil dominated willful falsifier who is burning in hell and rightfully so!
(John 5:18) Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God.
Philippians 2:6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
All visional and audible manifestations of God in the Old Testament was that of the Son. If this were not so then there is a contradiction in the sacred Scripture and Jesus lied.
John 1:18 No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared [him].
John 5:37 And the Father himself, which hath sent me, hath borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape.
From the voice in the Garden of Eden, the conversations and appearances to the Old Testament saints some times referred to as a theosophy---it was the Son!
Pro 30:4 Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? who hath gathered the wind in his fists? who hath bound the waters in a garment? who hath established all the ends of the earth? what [is] his name, and what [is] his son's name, if thou canst tell?
(Genesis 18:22) And the men turned their faces from thence, and went toward Sodom: but Abraham stood yet before the LORD.
John 6:62 [What] and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before?
John 8:58 Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.
Dan 3:25 He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.
But what about the voice that came from heaven while Jesus stood on earth?
Luke 3:22 And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased.
There are other similar passages (Matthew 3:17; Mark 1:11; John 12:28 and others)
Did not Jesus tell his disciples that no one has heard the Father's voice. There are only two answers either it was the Holy Spirit or the Son himself unless Jesus issue a mis-statement.
John 3:13 And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, [even] the Son of man which is in heaven.
We seem to forget this was the God-man (JESUS) and had the power to be omnipresent with all the rest of the noncommunicable aptitudes the exclusive property of God.
Every word and every work was known both by the Father and the Son prior to its issue. There were no surprises in the birth, ministry or death and resurrection of the Son. This should put us in awe about his love for both the Father and the Son knew full well the things to be suffered and learned that is the physical pain of the incarnated (Heb 5:8 Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;).
The Son spoke these words from heaven.
John 14:10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.
John 17:8 For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received [them], and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me.
One could write volumes ----but the eyes grow tried and expedience is needed- OUR LORD IS GOD, That is the Lord Jesus Christ the faithful Son of the Father.
John 10:9 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.