Jesus’ identity and His relationship to God has gotten confusing thanks to the work of the philosopher/theologians we commonly call the “Church Fathers.” They left us a ruinous legacy of unscriptural language and ideas in the heady and high-minded nonsense they promoted. Here is something you should understand that will help you see things a little more clearly. Unbiblical teachings are essentially anti-biblical. There is nothing benign about unbiblical concepts and ideas and when you really understand this it will set you free. The Trinity is not only unbiblical… it is a heresy that does not deserve your allegiance.
The Words of Jesus Are Wonderfully Clear
Jesus declared that heaven and earth would pass away but that His words would never pass away. His words are wonderfully clear and understandable! They tell us that there is one God, the Father and that Jesus Himself is God’s only begotten Son, the Christ. This statement confirms what Jesus said was the first and greatest commandment, “Hear O Israel, the Lord your God is one Lord!”
The Obscure Vocabulary of Trinitarian Thought
The fabric of Trinitarian thought, on the other hand, is woven together with the obscure vocabulary and impossibly confusing notions of Platonic Greek philosophy. The so-called “Church Fathers” used their mastery of Platonic philosophy to create a Trinitarian vision of God that the Church ultimately swallowed hook, line and sinker. It is a great tragedy that a Platonic vision of God has replaced the clear teachings of Jesus Christ. The claim that God is One Essence in Three “Persons” stands in direct opposition to the teachings of Jesus Christ who stated emphatically that God is One.
The Trinity is an Unbiblical Heresy
Look in the scriptures yourself. Can you find any support for ideas like an essence or substance of God, as if He is made of some eternal spiritual stuff? Do you see words like homouousious on the pages of God’s eternal word? Can you discover the words created for the Trinity like Triune, Co-equal Persons, Trinity, hypostasis or hypostatic union in the Bible? We can’t either. Yet these are the teachings that hold sway in the Church and these unbiblical notions have largely replaced the teachings of Jesus who once said “In vain they worship me, teaching the traditions of men” The verdict is in and the ruling is clear. The Trinity is not simply unbiblical, it is a heresy.
This is pretty direct isn’t it? Plain spoken and to the point. Our hearts don’t hunger for heady and high-minded theories written by academic theologians and scholars. We seek the gloriously plain truths of scripture. If this post has helped you please share a link to this site with a friend. We can all use a little light! Thanks and God Bless!
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