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The Apostle Paul admonished young Timothy, "Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;" ! Timothy "#!$ period% The &reek word that was translated into 'nglish as "depart from" is aphistemi Strong(s &)*)$ pronounced +,fe(,sta,me meaning --!$ to make stand off, cause to withdraw, to remove a$ to excite to revolt .$ to stand off, to stand aloof a$ to go away, to depart from anyone /$ to desert, withdraw from one c$ to fall away, /ecome faithless d$ to shun, flee from e$ to cease to vex one f$ to withdraw one(s self from, to fall away g$ to keep one(s self from, a/sent one(s self from Some use this portion of Scripture to accuse those of us who em/race the Apostles( 0ne &od 1onotheistic 2octrine, as opposed to the 3oly Trinity, as /eing the ones who are /eing descri/ed a/ove- 3owever, what should /e determined is who said and did what --and when did they say and do it- 4irst off, we know the "foot print followers" of our 5ord 6esus 7hrist had it right% 8f any/ody has ever had it right, they had it right- And, no where do we find where they were authori9ed to come up with anything other than what 6esus gave them- :y the way, 6esus did N0T leave them with a /unch of pages with a lot of /lanks on them, which would have to /e filled out a couple centuries later, eitherTherefore, what they em/raced and taught was "first"- Any thing other than that came along later, period% Paul /eing as /old and /lunt as he was, put it this way ---
:ut though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him /e accursed- As we said /efore, so say 8 now again, 8f any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him /e accursed&alatians !#),;$ Again, the Apostle Paul admonished Timothy, "Preach the word; /e instant in season, out of season; reprove, re/uke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine- 4or the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; /ut after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall /e turned unto fa/les-" . Timothy "#.,"$
The &reek word that was translated into 'nglish as "endure" is anecho Strong(s &"<=$ pronounced +,ne(,kho meaning --!$ to hold up .$ to hold one(s self erect and firm <$ to sustain, to /ear, to endure 1any are taught, firmly /elieve and will adamantly defend a position, that the doctrine of the 3oly Trinity comes straight from the pages of the :i/le, itself- >hen, in fact, the word "3oly" is the only part that can /e found in the :i/le- The word "Trinity" can(t /e found in a single solitary Scripture in the entire ?ing 6ames @ersion of the 3oly :i/leNeither did anyone in the entire ?ing 6ames @ersion of the 3oly :i/le ever refer to &od or the &odhead with these words, "0ne &od in three persons", as multitudes do today>ith such a widely accepted /elief, and millions Aust going with the flow, the crowd has to /e right, rightB >ell, let(s see what 6esus had to say in 1atthew C#!<,!" --- "'nter ye in at the strait gate# for wide is the gate, and /road is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there /e which go in thereat# :ecause strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there /e that find it-" 4olks, it(s time for a "gut level" reality check- According to the greatest Teacher ever to walk upon Planet 'arth, when it comes to spiritual matters --- T3' 7D0>2 8S >D0N&% Not one single solitary person in the entire :i/le ever used the following terms --"0ne "&od "&od "The &od the the 3oly 3oly &host" Trinity" or in three Son", 3oly persons", Spirit$,
So, how and when did the doctrine of the 3oly Trinity come into existenceB And, why is it so widely accepted, todayB Those two Euestions are certainly valid ones, and deserve serious examination and consideration-
'ncyclopedia 8nternational, !;CF 'dition, @ol-!), p-..* , The doctrine of the "Trinity" did not form part of the apostles( preaching, as this is reported in the New TestamentNew 7atholic 'ncyclopedia, !;*C 'dition, @ol-!<, p-!=.! , The first use of the 5atin word "trinitas" trinity$ with reference to &od, is found in Tertullian(s writings a/out .!< A-2-$ 3e was the first to use the term "persons" plural$ in a Trinitarian context'ncyclopedia Americana, !;FC 'dition, @ol-.C, p-*; , The word "Trinity" is not in Scripture- The term "persons" plural$ is not applied in Scripture to the Trinity>orld :ook 'ncyclopedia, !;CF 'dition, @ol- T, p-<*< , :elief in 4ather, Son and 3oly &host was first defined /y the earliest general council of churches- This was the 4irst 7ouncil of Nicaea in <.F A-2New 8nternational 'ncyclopedia, @ol-.., p-"C* , The 7atholic faith is this# >e worship one &od in Trinity, /ut there is one Person of the 4ather, another of the Son and another of the 3oly &host- The &lory eEual , the 1aAesty co,eternal- The doctrine is not found in its fully developed form in the Scriptures- 1odern theology does not seek to find it in the 0ld Testament- At the time of the Deformation the Protestant 7hurch took aver the doctrine of the Trinity without serious examination5ife 1aga9ine, 0cto/er <=, !;F=, @ol-.;, No-!), p-F! , The 7atholics made this statement concerning their doctrine of the Trinity, to defend the dogma of the assumption of 1ary, in an article written /y &raham &reene# "0ur opponents sometimes claim that no /elief should /e held dogmatically which is not explicitly stated in Scripture--- :ut the PD0T'STANT 73GD73'S have themselves accepted such dogmas as T3' TD8N8TH, for which there is N0 SG73 PD'78S' AGT30D8TH in the &ospels" 1any use the human reasoning and logic that the non,:i/lical words "trinity", "triune" or "persons" pertaining to &od andIor the &odhead$ should /e accepted Aust as the words "rapture" and ":i/le" are ---- or even the word "sandwich" for that matter$- And, even though "sandwich" is not a :i/lical word, 8 know they(re real (cause 8 ate one yesterdaySo, my point --- or my Euestion --- is, what :i/lical words could /e used in the place of the words "trinity", "triune" 0D "persons" pertaining to &od andIor the &odheadB 8 wouldn(t have any trou/le at all finding :i/lical words to use in the place of "sandwich", "rapture" and ":i/le"- They are# "/read" and "meat", "caught up" ">ord of &od" and "/ook"Now, if those who em/race the man,made theory of the Trinity can find any words that will do for "truine", "persons" or "trinity" what the words "/read" and "meat", "caught up" ">ord of &od" and "/ook" will do for "sandwich", "rapture" and ":i/le", 8 would love to see them- Gnless or until they can, 8 suggest that they stop adding to or taking from depending on how you look at it$ the >ord of &od /y em/racing, as dogmatically held doctrine, a theory which is N0T specifically mentioned in the :i/le --- and without any :i/lical words which could serve as a su/stitute to descri/e a "tag,team of wrestlers"And, while the :i/le does N0T authori9e a /elief in three "persons" who Aointly form
0ne &od, it does accurately descri/e &od as the 4ather in 7reation, the Son in Dedemption and the 3oly Spirit living in the hearts of /elievers throughout the New Testament 7hurch Age- There is more Scriptural to support three "forms" of &od --- three "manifestations" of &od --- three "titles" of &od --- three "officesIpositions" which &od holds or --- three "roles" in which &od functions --- than there is T3D'' P'DS0NS of &odThat is strictly a flawed theory% 8f itJs a matter of semantics, "one &od in three persons" is an "add on" that people would /e wise to Aust leave off8 can very accurately /e descri/ed as a father, son and hus/and --- or a teacher, student and administrator- >hile 8 function in more than one capacity and occupy more than one office, and wear a num/er of different hats, 8 am still Aust 0N' person- As a matter of fact, 8 can /e in the same room with, and in the presence of, my mother, my wife and my daughters, and 8 can speak, act and function as a father, son and hus/and without any/ody getting confused as to how many persons 8 am or who is talking'nglish was my worst su/Aect in school, /ut 8 do remem/er a few things- 4or illustration purposes only, it is not proper to link the singular pronoun "3e", which refers to one "person", to ver/s like# "see", "hear" and "warn" --- which would look like this --- "3e see", "3e hear" and "3e warn"- >hen using the singular pronoun "3e", it is necessary to use the ver/s "sees", "hears" and "warns" --- "3e S''S", "3e 3'ADS" and "3e >ADNS"- 8n order to use the ver/s "see", "hear" and "warn", you must use a noun or pronoun which is "plural" and identifies "more" than one person like, "People" --- "People see", "People hear" and "People warn"- Het, intelligent people who know this rule, /ut who have /een indoctrinated to /elieve that there are three "persons" of &od, ignore this rule when it comes to the word "&02" the 3e/rew word 'lohim$KK84KK the word "&02" 'lohim$ identifies more than one "person", as the trinitarians insist, the :i/le should read like this, "&od S''", "&od 3'AD" and "&od >ADN" --AN2 8T 20'SN(T% The word "&02" is never linked to a ver/ like that- 8nstead, the word "&02" is A5>AHS linked to ver/s Aust as the word "3e" a singular person$ is --like this, "&od S''S", "&od 3'ADS" and "&od >ADNS"- Again, 8 use these particular words for illustration purposes only, /ut 8 hope 8 have made my point --- and that it(s 75'AD1en started "reading" things into the Scriptures a couple centuries or so A4T'D 6esus ascended /ack up into 3eaven, and after the "foot print followers" of our 5ord had passed on- As a result, there has evolved all sorts of religious /eliefs and denominations3owever, in order to get people to stop and think a/out a few things, 8 use the 7lark ?entISuperman analogy Euite a /it- 6esus said and did some of the things 3e said and did to set an example for those who witnessed it to follow, as well as for those of us who would read a/out it .,=== years later- At any rate, the reason 8 use 7lark ?entISuperman is /ecause people are familiar with the scenario- And, although 7lark ?entISuperman is a fictitious character, 8 contend that the 8ncarnate 7hrist was, indeed, the D'A5 SupermanAnd, as a result, 6esus often spoke of the 4ather as if the 4ather where someone other
than 3imself who was way off in another galaxy or solar system- As a former trinitarian, myself, 8 understand why those who have /een indoctrinated to /elieve there(s two or three of (em up there /elieve such, as well as those who interpret --- and try to understand --- the :i/le "literally"- 3owever, spiritual things are N0T understood with human reasoning and logic- And, 6esus was unlike any one else who has ever walked upon planet 'arth- >hile 3e possessed the &lory and Power of 2eity, 3e went a/out as a lowly servant- 3e had a "human" nature as a result of actually /eing /orn of a womanAnd, 3e had a "2ivine" nature as a result of 3im /eing &od manifested in the fleshAlso, 6esus served as the example --- or the template so to speak$ --- for all 7hristians to pattern themselves after- And, as a result, 3e said and did many things for our /enefit --AN2 to set an example for us to follow- :y the way, 8 am N0T saying 6esus was deceitful, nor that 3e lied --- far from it- 8t(s Aust that 3e could and did$ speak, act and function as any "ordinary" man, at times- And, 3e also could and did$ speak, act and function as Almighty &od, at other times, while here on 'arth- Those who have ears to hear, hears what the Spirit saith, and aren(t trying to fuel a flawed, man,made, pre, conceived and indoctrinated agenda, will, 8 /elieve, come to the understanding as to who 6esus "really" is KK84KK they truly hunger and thirst for righteousness- Then, it will /e up to them what they do from that point- They can continue on in their traditions and doctrines of men 0D they can come out from among them and /e ye separateSince 8saiah was a 1A60D 1essianic Prophet in the 0ld Testament, my challenge for every "natural" 6ew and every professing 7hristian who /elieves the man,made theory of the 3oly Trinity 0D those who /elieve 6esus was 1ichael the Archangel or some other inferior su/ordinate is very simple- 8 challenge all "natural 6ews", all professing 7hristians who /elieves the man,made theory of the 3oly Trinity, the entire >atchtower Society constituency, the @atican, and the entire Doman 7atholic 7hurch constituency, as well as any and all mem/ers andIor associates, past and present, of the various and sundry Protestant denominations, any and all independent :i/le students and scholars including the entire constituency of the anything connected to or remotely resem/ling the 1ormon 7hurch --- or anyone else KK84KK 8 missed any/ody$ --- to read !! 7hapters in the :ook of 8saiah 7hapters "!, "<, "", "C, "), ";, F<, F", F;, *=, and *<$ and then provide me with the Scripture s$ they /elieve supports the /elief that the coming prophesied and promised$ 1'SS8A3 would /e someone :'S82'S 6ehovahI&od, 3imselfThose of us who em/race the Apostles( 0ne &od 1onotheistic 2octrine understand something very important# The 8ncarnate 7hrist was the Alpha and the 0mega, the /eginning and the end, the first and the last --- &od manifest in the flesh- And, these are Aust a few of the documenting Scriptures 8 use --- 8saiah ;#*, 8saiah ""#*; 8saiah ")#!.; 1icah !#.,<; 6ohn !#!,!"; 6ohn !=#<=,<<; 6ohn !"#*,!!; 7olossians .#),!=; ! Timothy <#!*; Dev.#); Dev.!#*; and Dev..#!<Hes, the 2octrine of the 3oly Trinity is a flawed man,made theory, and is N0T "sound doctrine" at all- Therefore, upon learning this, a person should ask themselves this Euestion, "2o 8 want Truth in its entirety, or do 8 want man(s flawed theories and traditionsB" >hatever you decide, it is entirely up to you- 8n the final analysis of things,
you and 8 will /e Austified or condemned not /y Aust our faith and /eliefs alone, /ut also /y the words we speak AN2 our deeds- Silence can /e interpreted as consent- There are sins of omissions and sins of commission- And, there will /e lots of "good" people in hell- :eing "good" is N0T good enough- 8f you dou/t or dispute that, read Acts 7hapter !=A very closely related su/Aect to this is the words that are invoked at /aptismal servicesThe name that was alluded to in 1atthew .)#!; is the precious name of 6'SGS- Luoting 1atthew .)#!; does N0T fulfill the &reat 7ommission- Those who knew how it was to /e done, invoked the precious name of 6esus in Acts .#<C,"!; Acts )#!",!C; Acts !=#"", "); and Acts !;#!,*- 6esus was N0T telling 3is disciples what to "say" in 1atthew .)#!;, 3e was telling them what to "do"- :esides, no/ody was /apti9ed in 1atthew .)#!;- And, no/ody in the entire :i/le was /apti9ed in the "titles" of 4ather, Son and 3oly &host- >e are admonished in 7olossians <#!C to do whatever we do in "word AN2 deed", to do it all of it in the "NA1' of 6esus"- And, /esides the /aptism examples, here are a couple other places direct "Euotes"$ where the "name of 6esus" was invoked in word and deed instead of the "titles" of 4ather, Son and 3oly &host ---Acts <#* Then Peter said, Silver and gold have 8 none; /ut such as 8 have give 8 thee# 8n the name of 6esus 7hrist of Na9areth rise up and walkActs !*#!) And this did she many days- :ut Paul, /eing grieved, turned and said to the spirit, 8 command thee in the name of 6esus 7hrist to come out of her- And he came out the same hour3istory also documents /aptism in the name of 6esus ---
'ncyclopedia of Deligion and 'thics !;F!$- 88, <)", <);# "The formula used was "in the name of the 5ord 6esus 7hrist" or some synonymous phrase; there is no evidence for the use of the trine nameM The earliest form, represented in the Acts, was simple immersionM in water, the use of the name of the 5ord, and the laying on of hands- To these were added, at various times and places which cannot /e safely identified, a$ the trine name 6ustin$M" 8nterpreter(s 2ictionary of the :i/le !;*.$, 8 <F!# " evidence -- suggests that /aptism in early 7hristianity was administered, not in the threefold name, /ut (in the name of 6esus 7hrist( or (in the name of the 5ord 6esus-(" 0tto 3eick, A 3istory of 7hristian Thought !;*F$, 8, F<# "At first /aptism was administered in the name of 6esus, /ut gradually in the name of the Triune &od# 4ather, Son, and 3oly Spirit3asting(s 2ictionary of the :i/le !);)$- 8, ."!# "N0ne explanation is thatO the original form of words was "into the name of 6esus 7hrist" or (the 5ord 6esus,( :aptism into the name of the Trinity was a later development-"
>illiston >alker, A 3istory of the 7hristian 7hurch !;"C$, page F)# "The trinitarian /aptismal formula,,, was displacing the older /aptism in the name of 7hrist-" The New Schaff,3er9og 'ncyclopedia of Deligious ?nowledge !;FC$, 8, "<F# "The New Testament knows only /aptism in the name of 6esusM which still occurs even in the second and third centuries-" 7anney(s 'ncyclopedia of Deligions !;C=$, page F<# "Persons were /apti9ed at first (in the name of 6esus 7hrist( M or (in the name of the 5ord 6esus(M Afterwards, with the development of the doctrine of the Trinity, they were /apti9ed (in the name of the 4ather and of the Son and of the 3oly &host-(" 'ncyclopedia :i/lica !);;$, 8, "C<# "8t is natural to conclude that /aptism was administered in the earliest times (in the name of 6esus 7hrist,( or in that (of the 5ord 6esus-( This view is confirmed /y the fact that the earliest forms of the /aptismal confession appear to have /een single,not triple, as was the later creed-" 'ncyclopedia :ritannica, !!th ed- !;.=$, 88 <*F# "The trinitarian formula and trine immersion were not uniformly used from the /eginningM :aptiNsmO into the name of the 5ord NwasO the normal formula of the New Testament- 8n the <rd century /aptism in the name of 7hrist was still so widespread that Pope Stephen, in opposition to 7yprian of 7arthage, declared it to /e valid-" The Athanasian Trinity$ 7reed This creed was formed /y 7atholics in <.F A2- Gntil that time there was no official creed on the &odhead- 1ost early 7hristians were 6ews and therefore 0nneness /elievers, however, the &reeks or &entiles who entered into the 7hurch later on generally /elieved into three,fold pagan gods- The 'mperor 7onstantine was a known pagan and Sun worshipper- 3e desired a religion that would unite his empire rather than truth- 3e was known historically as a murderer; killing mem/ers of his own family- 8t was not until he was on his death /ed did he /ecome /apti9ed into the newly formed trinity formula- 8t was /elieved /y nearly all 7hristians that /aptism was the first and only way to enter into 7hristianity- See Acts .#<), Domans *#!,F and &alatians <#.C- Today, nearly all 7atholics and a maAority of Protestants hold to this admittedly mystery doctrine that is hard to /e understood>hosoever will /e saved, /efore all things it is necessary that he hold the catholic faith>hich faith except every one do keep whole and undefiled; without dou/t he shall perish everlastingly- And the catholic faith is this# That we worship one &od in Trinity, and Trinity in Gnity; Neither confounding the Persons; nor dividing the 'ssence- 4or there is one Person of the 4ather; another of the Son; and another of the 3oly &host- :ut the &odhead of the 4ather, of the Son, and of the 3oly &host, is all one; the &lory eEual, the 1aAesty coeternal- Such as the 4ather is; such is the Son; and such is the 3oly &host- The 4ather uncreated; the Son uncreated; and the 3oly &host uncreated- The 4ather unlimited; the Son unlimited; and the 3oly &host unlimited- The 4ather eternal; the Son eternal; and the 3oly &host eternal- And yet they are not three eternals; /ut one eternalAs also there are not three uncreated; nor three infinites, /ut one uncreated; and one
infinite- So likewise the 4ather is Almighty; the Son Almighty; and the 3oly &host Almighty- And yet they are not three Almighties; /ut one Almighty- So the 4ather is &od; the Son is &od; and the 3oly &host is &od- And yet they are not three &ods; /ut one &od- So likewise the 4ather is 5ord; the Son 5ord; and the 3oly &host 5ord- And yet not three 5ords; /ut one 5ord- 4or like as we are compelled /y the 7hristian verity; to acknowledge every Person /y himself to /e &od and 5ord; So are we for/idden /y the catholic religion; to say, There are three &ods, or three 5ords- The 4ather is made of none; neither created, nor /egotten- The Son is of the 4ather alone; not made, nor created; /ut /egotten- The 3oly &host is of the 4ather and of the Son; neither made, nor created, nor /egotten; /ut proceeding- So there is one 4ather, not three 4athers; one Son, not three Sons; one 3oly &host, not three 3oly &hosts- And in this Trinity none is /efore, or after another; none is greater, or less than another- :ut the whole three Persons are coeternal, and coeEual- So that in all things, as aforesaid; the Gnity in Trinity, and the Trinity in Gnity, is to /e worshipped- 3e therefore that will /e saved, let him thus think of the Trinity4urthermore it is necessary to everlasting salvation; that he also /elieve faithfully the 8ncarnation of our 5ord 6esus 7hrist- 4or the right 4aith is, that we /elieve and confess; that our 5ord 6esus 7hrist, the Son of &od, is &od and 1an; &od, of the 'ssence of the 4ather; /egotten /efore the worlds; and 1an, of the 'ssence of his 1other, /orn in the world- Perfect &od; and perfect 1an, of a reasona/le soul and human flesh su/sisting'Eual to the 4ather, as touching his &odhead; and inferior to the 4ather as touching his 1anhood- >ho although he is &od and 1an; yet he is not two, /ut one 7hrist- 0ne; not /y conversion of the &odhead into flesh; /ut /y assumption of the 1anhood /y &od- 0ne altogether; not /y confusion of 'ssence; /ut /y unity of Person- 4or as the reasona/le soul and flesh is one man; so &od and 1an is one 7hrist; >ho suffered for our salvation; descended into hell; rose again the third day from the dead- 3e ascended into heaven, he sitteth on the right hand of the &od the 4ather Almighty, from whence he will come to Audge the Euick and the dead- At whose coming all men will rise again with their /odies; And shall give account for their own works- And they that have done good shall go into life everlasting; and they that have done evil, into everlasting fire- This is the catholic faith; which except a man /elieve truly and firmly, he cannot /e saved-
1y advice to you is, if you aren(t affiliated with one now, that you find yourself a church which em/races, teaches and preaches the Apostles( 0ne &od 1onotheistic 2octrine and
/apti9es in the precious name of 6esus --- the name that was alluded to in 1atthew .)#!; --- and go there, and see and feel$ the difference for yourself6ohn F#<; Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life# and they are they which testify of me. Timothy .#!F Study to shew thyself approved unto &od, a workman that needeth not to /e ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth-
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