The Trinity

Posted: March 14, 2016 in Religion, Uncategorized
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I want to keep this simple and brief. Once a believer I to believed in the doctrine of the trinity, until I stopped believing in it. We have entire books devoted to this subject, but why. It is referred to as the “mystery.” Why would it be hidden in front of our faces, if its so simple. Here it is. My first point is simple. If the holy spirit is the power then how can it have a form or be a person. Another way of looking at this is simple. What is the unpardonable sin? If the holy spirit can’t speak on its own behalf what should that tell you.

Okay if you’re not convinced yet lets read the the “gotcha” scripture. 1Jn 5:7-8(AKJV)7 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. 8 And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one. There it is, what more can I say. First, this isn’t in the bible. It is in the Latin manuscripts not in the Greek manuscripts of the NT.

Read the story of the scholar Erasmus who added the verse in the second printing of the original first addition of the NT in 1516. The bible does have discrepancies, it was written by men. We don’t have any of the original manuscripts, but it isn’t inerrant!

Written by John the Revelator

  1. peddiebill says:

    While I agree that the Trinity is not strictly a Bible based formula (and what is more I would contend that it is an inadequate notion of God for a modern scientific world eg huge universe) therefore a Father concept is inadequate. However if you come at it from a different point of view it may make a little more sense. There are many metaphors in the Bible for God – and God revealed in creation, God revealed in Jesus and God revealed in the mysterious forces ie the Holy Spirit are three – that happened to say the most to a good number of early Christians about the year 400 AD. I suspect in formulating the Trinity they were trying to say that in a sense each of those three descriptors could stand by themselves as a metaphor that contained the essence of what they were trying to call God. Because we understand all three rather better these days perhaps we should now admit the Trinity is a limited way of expressing what we now suspect is the best way of describing what modern educated Christians would want to call God.


    • Thanks for your comment. Either the trinity is true or its not, there is no gray. I didn’t come from a (pov) of faith. Sounds like you are. It’s not about faith if the trinity doesn’t exist. Most of what you read in the NT are current adaptations, even your usage of the word God, a late 19 century creation. Thats fine if you believe and want to keep the concept of a trinity, simply show me the trinity within the scriptures and not some ambiguous verses…I welcome the dialogue Peddiebill.


  2. chicagoja says:

    Nice post. The Trinity was around long before Christianity – the Greeks, and even before them in the Vedas. However, the Trinity was at no time a concept espoused by the disciples. In fact, the word “trinity” cannot be found in the Bible.


    • Sure, it was invented by the ancient Africans, later taken and accepted by many other religions. This was a concept that was excepted by the Catholic Church fathers at the Council of Nicaea. For Constantine whats one more god.


  3. peddiebill says:

    You might like to check out via Google two of my articles: Trinity a work in progress and The God who limps Regards Bill Peddie


    • I’ve had enough of the trinity paradox. It doesn’t matter if the trinity is correct, its not a matter of your relationship. You don’t have to be an apologist for god, even if they are errors in the bible.


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