The doctrine of the trinity as taught by most Churches states that there are three co-equal (equal in every respect), co-eternal (the same age), omniscient (all knowing), omnipotent (all-powerful) gods, who are not three gods, but one god.
By the words of the Athanasian Creed, it is, “The Father is God, the Son is God, and the Holy Spirit is God, and yet there are not three gods but one God.” The Athanasian Creed (Roman Catholic Creed) says that the one God is three divine personalities in one indivisible substance or essence.
It is the one indivisible nature part that is a problem because it is maintained that this constitutes the one God being 1+1+1=One! That is, the Father is God, Jesus is God, the Holy Spirit is God, and yet there are not three gods but one God, and that is the Trinity!
All makes perfect sense, right? No!
In this doctrine, we have a denial of the atonement.
If Jesus is the same as the Father and is absolutely coequal with “the blessed and only Potentate Who only hath immortality” 1 Tim 6:16, who absolutely cannot die, then Jesus did not die but lived on.
This doctrine denies the Sonship of Christ, His true sacrifice, His literal death, and the sacrifice of His Father.
It turns the death and the resurrection into a satire for our entertainment, giving us no option but to impute our own interpretations into the message.
Not only is there no text, rightly interpreted that proves the trinity, but there is likewise none that show that one must believe the trinity to be saved, and that is what the Papacy and her apostate daughters teach.
One should be very sceptical of believing a doctrine that cannot be explained by Scripture, that cannot be proven by Scripture, and its belief is said to be essential for salvation.
The Scriptures point to three persons, God the Father, the Son of God who is divine, and the Spirit of God, to which there are many verses to confirm these points. The Holy Spirit is in fact the Spirit of Jesus Christ, who comes from the Father, just as the Son comes from the Father.
“And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.” John 14:16-18
The words of Jesus Himself: “I will come to you as the comforter”
This clearly tells us that the Spirit of Jesus is the comforter, who is sent to us by the Father.
The Holy Spirit is Christ’s representative on earth while He ministers in the Heavenly Sanctuary above.
It is the Holy Spirit that represents God to man and man to God; and as disciples, we speak directly to God through Jesus Christ, who is the “only” mediator between God and man.
And it was not only John who plainly identified the comforter, or the spirit of truth as Jesus Christ, the apostle Paul did as well.
Notice the following:
“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.” I Corinthians 8:6
After stating there is one Lord, Jesus Christ, Notice who he identifies the Lord to be:
“Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.” 2 Corinthians 3:17
“The Lord is that Spirit!” Who is the Lord in this text?
Once more: “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” 1 Corinthians 8:6
In other words, when Paul says “the Lord is that Spirit”, he actually means “Jesus is that Spirit”. Thus, when we receive the Holy Spirit, the Comforter, we are actually receiving the Spirit or life of Jesus Christ.
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