A Definition and History
of the Trinity from
Beginning to End
The trinity is the teaching that YHWH co-eternally exists as 3 distinct co-equal persons (Tri-Hupostasis) within 1 single essence or substance (Homoousios).
Trinitarian Theologians do NOT say Homohupostasis.
This doctrine is a contradiction to scripture, (Hebrews 1:3), and was not formed in its entirety until the very late 4th Century, some scholars say early 5th Century or 402 a.d.
There are numerous squabbles within trinitarianism amongst her factions for Christological dominance.
Kenotic, Economic, Classical, Ante-Nicene, Athanasian, etc...
The Trinity is a "THEORY".
- STANFORD UNIVERSITY ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PHILOSOPHY
The Trinity DEVELOPED "OVER TIME".
- ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICA
The Trinity is a "3RD CENTURY" DEVELOPMENT.
- A HISTORY OF CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE, VOLUME 1: DK Bernard; Word Aflame Press
The Trinity in its current form, DID NOT exist until the late, 4TH CENTURY, "381 A.D.".
- CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA
"Neither the word Trinity nor the explicit doctrine appears in the New Testament, nor did Jesus and his followers intend to contradict the Shema in the Hebrew Scriptures: “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord” (Deuteronomy 6:4)."
- ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICA
“The term trinity is not itself found in the Bible. It was first used by Tertullian at the close of the 2nd century, but received wide currency [common use in intellectual discussion] and formal elucidation [clarification] only in the 4th and 5th centuries.”
-New Bible Dictionary
"No theologian in the first three Christian centuries was a trinitarian in the sense of a believing that the one God is tripersonal, containing equally divine “persons”, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit."
-Stanford University Encyclopedia of Philosophy
" That God is One, absoloutly One-One in Essence and in Person-is the corner-stone of true theology"...."we hope to be able to set forth sufficient evidence to warrant the conclusion, that the doctrine to which we refer (the Trinity) may fairly be classed among the CORRUPTIONS of Christianity, as one of the numerous DEPARTURES from "the simplicity that is in Christ." "
-Ref: "The Origin of the Doctrine of the Trinity in the Christian Church", 1883, Morning Light Journal,
" The Modalists were the successors to the Apostles, NOT the Trinitarians. The Trinitarians expropriated the term "Catholic" (Universal) from the writings of Ignatius. When they increased in power and numbers they branded the Modalists, who preached one God, as Heretics and styled their group as Catholic."
-Ref: "The History of the Primitive Church", Dr. Friedrich Loofs, Trinitarian Historian,
Professor at the University of Halle
" To Jesus and Paul the Doctrine of the Trinity was apparently NEVER known. They say NOTHING about it. "
-E. Washburn Hopkins, Professor at Yale University
" It is IMPOSSIBLE to document what we now call Orthodoxy (the Trinity) in the
first TWO CENTURIES of Christianity. "
-Ref: "Heresy and Orthodoxy in the History of the Church", Dr. Harold Brown, Trinitarian Historian,
Professor at Reformed Theological Seminary
Encyclopedias prove that the Trinity DID NOT EXIST at the time the Bible was written.
If the Trinity did NOT EXIST in Bible times, how can it then be considered a Biblical Doctrine ???
THEREFORE, the Trinity is also MANY Centuries POST Apostolic Age.
BOTH Oneness AND Trinitarian Scholars affirm this.
The Bible DID NOT know a Trinity and neither did It's WRITERS. Trinitarian and Oneness Leading Scholars AFFIRM. Secular Scholars AFFIRM.
The Disciples of Christ wrote The Bible in the 1ST CENTURY.
The "Father of the Trinity", Turtullian was excommunicated in the 3RD CENTURY.
Which are you going to believe?
The Apostles or a 3rd Century Heretic?
Who should YOU trust with your salvation?
APOSTLES VS TRINITARIANS
-1st Century- -3rd Century-
I think it's fair to ask:
Would YHWH reveal the truth about His GODHEAD to a heretical 3rd century student of Plateonic Greek Philosophy, who was excommunicated?
I think it's fair to ask:
Would YHWH have rather shared the truth about His GODHEAD with His chosen disciples in the 1st century and that knowledge be then recorded in the scriptures? Especially since the Apostles wrote the New Testament and they didn't believe in a Trinity.
I think it's very fair to ask:
Is Jesus in the GODHEAD or is the GODHEAD in Jesus?
(Ref: Colossians 2:9)
"The doctrine of the Trinity is unquestionably one of the most perplexing aspects of Christian theology"
-Alister McGrath, Trinitarian Theologian,
Oxford University Professor
Trinitarian Theologians say the Godhead is "perplexing".
The Bible says that the Godhead is "clearly" understood.
"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:"
-Romans 1:20 WBT
Which do you follow?
Man's ideas = "Perplexing"
God's ideas = "Clearly" Understood
The reason the APOSTLES didn't teach a Trinity, is because they knew "God is one"
-Ref: Galatians 3:20
Hear oh, Israel,
YHWH our God,
YHWH is one.
- Deuteronomy 6:4
After exercising ALL due diligence, One MUST observe the following:
1) That the Trinity is a THEORY, nothing more.
Simply Man’s "conjecture".
2) That the Trinity's ORIGIN is VERY POST APOSTOLIC AGE, in fact the Catholic Encyclopedia says technically 325 A.D. (4th Century).
That is over 2 WHOLE CENTURIES post Apostolic Age.
The trinity was developed in the late 2nd and 3rd Centuries and was unknown to the Bible and it's writers.
The doctrine was vehemently opposed by the vast majority of Christianity and was deemed heretical by her Bishops.
Church of Rome
"Now Callistus [Bishop of Rome] brought forward Zephrinus himself [successor Bishop of Rome] and induced him to publicly avow
" I know that there is one God Jesus Christ. ".
And we becoming aware of his sentiments,
did not give place to him but reproved and withstood him for the truth's sake.
And he hurried headlong into folly and called us worshippers of two gods"
-Hippolytus, Proto-Trinitarian, 3rd Century
Scholars call the Nicene Creed, 325a.d., and subsequent Catholic Church that was all birthed from those paper loins:
"the Constantinian fall of the Church",
it was the unprecedented merging of Church and State.
The Trinity had it's origins in the paper document Nicene creed and the Catholic Church herself did also because it was her forming document as well.....
She had been trying to join herself to world government for years, but her time was not yet still........due to her participation in the "Excommunicaion Wars", ie Arians, etc, etc,...
Trinitarians made up less than approximately 30% of Christians at the time.
Her pursuing of the joining herself along with WORLD GOVERNMENT made her a great CANDIDATE for the bride of WORLD GOVERNMENT.
She wanted to be "First Lady" of the World Order.
She went chasing after, "a whoring after" a "new husband" not known to the Original Christians, so she could be the "ONE WORLD PAPER RELIGION", riding the "ONE WORLD PAPER GOVERNMENT", issuing orders of kings and men, in fact "Riding" the beast because her origins, her very bloodline trikles from the loins of government. Roman Emperor Constantine caused her conception.
And i can prove that Proto-Trinitarians were chasing world government, to be the bride of man made paper government and paper religion, from an early time, when they were the minority "everywhere".
-Against Praxeas, chapter 3, Turtullian; 3rd Century.
Constantine's newly won Roman Empire, merged with "Christianity", when emperor Constantine ordered a PIECE OF PAPER be written.
Just as the USA had her begginning in her founding document, the declaration of independence, the Triune "God" of Rome and the Catholic Church had their beginning in their forming document, the NICENE CREED, bestowing upon them "live thing" status in the eyes of law, a "going concern".
The Trinity was, from the time the ink dried, the LAW OF THE LAND.
This is perhaps best illustrated by an event where an early Pope signed an EXECUTIVE ORDER, sentencing the whole town of Galatia to death because the Church there REFUSED to adopt Trinitarian practices.
-INTERNATIONAL STANDARD BIBLE ENCYCLOPEDIA
It ALL had its inception there in 325 A.D. on the Paper Creed, the NICENE CREED.
NEW WORLD GOVERNMENT
NEW WORLD RELIGION
Along with a NEW PAPER "GOD"
Constantine ordered his paper. (Nicene Creed)
YHWH ordered HIS paper. (Bible)
Whom shall i obey, God or man?
"Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily."
- Colossians 2:7-9
Due to the joining together of Church and State, by law, The Trinity must be obeyed or else.
The Bible calls a going concern a "Beast", or literally a "Live Thing" in the Greek,-Strong's, ie: Revelation, etc...
The Bible also says that the One World Government or Composite "Beast" will exist in the time just proceeding the second coming of Christ, and the Catholic Church is depicted riding that "Live Thing", man made "PAPER GOVERNMENT"
-Ref: Revelation 17:3
Scholars call this development of the 4th Century, NICENE CREED, the begginning of:
Creedal Christianity will end when she is JUDGED.
-Ref: Revelation 17:1
Along with Jesus, i plead with Trinitarians:
"Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.
For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities."
Pre- Incarnate Logos
Brief INSERT :
Proto-Trinitarian thought originated on a questioning of The Logos of John 1:1-14.
YHWH kept this planned event of coming in flesh secret throughout the ages, even up until the cross.
Why askest thou thus after my name, seeing it is secret?
"We are doomed to die!" he said to his wife. "We have seen God!"
"YHWH was IN The Annointed One"
-2nd Corinthians 5:19
Trinitarian Theologians, in part due to their lack of understanding concerning the Pre-Incarnate Logos and their insistance upon the acceptance of a Pre-Infinate Distinct Logos, are in way over their heads here.
They are using the same distinction statements Jesus used to hide His identity from the Devil:
YHWH never intended those distinction statements to fool human readers of The Bible.
Jesus had to prove that he was a man or the devil would not kill him.
If there was a shadow of a doubt that Jesus was NOT a real man, the devil would not have killed him, thats why Jesus kept it a mystery:
"Though I have been speaking figuratively, a time is coming when I will no longer use this kind of language but will tell you plainly about my Father."
"Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints:"
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"His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms,"
The intent was for YOU to make known to Satan that Yeshua was Adonai in flesh.
Like a slap in the face to the devil that witheld information from Eve in the garden.
Trinitarians are getting caught in the SAME mystery that fooled the Devil:
-1st 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."
YHWH never intended men to be fooled by the mystery, HIS intention was to get HIS flesh body to that cross so HE could say: "It is Finished".
"None of the rulers of this age understood it, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory."
-1st Corinthians 2:8
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Against the "Economic Trinity"
-Tearing Down The Premise-
( CONTEXTUAL CRITICISM )
Most Scholars, accept turtullian's words in his late 2nd century work "Against Praxeas" as if it is a concrete explaination of the "trinity".
When in fact, Against Praxeas is anathematising, charged with emotion and Turtullian's teaching is presented in the letter as tritheism masked in monotheism.
Against Praxeas is NOT collectively explaining one thought, or doctrine of God as many scholars suppose...
The letter is Turtullian's attempt to:
1) legitimize his view by comparing it's likeness with the status quo...(Monarchianism)
2) also at the same time contrasting in an attempt to show the "superiority" of his view because his feelings were hurt at the heretic label hurled at him and his friends, "the new prophecy" movement, from the Bishop of Rome and also from Praxeas.
Most Scholars look at Against Praxeas, and see
1 expressed doctrine...
When, in fact, there are
2 seperate perspectives
My opinion is that Turtullian, either in his passions or in his stupidity, did not notice these discrepancies before he mailed out the letter...for if he had noticed it...he would have certainly rewrote an edited version....he did not see that his anathematising overshadows his attempt at concealment, though however blatant to the reader.
And i think, because of his anger and disdain for Praxeas's assisting in delegitimizing him and his movement,...turtullian probably read his finished work and smugly shook his head in affirmation, as he may have figured to have "wooped Praxeas good".
In plain words, the "enonomic trinity" is a mixture of 2 distinct thought processes...
It's a hybrid extraction of turtullian's rage against the machine...nothing more....
Turtullian wanted to refute the ditheism and tritheism charges by explaining that he believes just like real Christians do...
so that they would stop ridiculing him and spreading to every place that he was a heretic.
That's where economic trinitarians get the Monarchian undertones in the Letter..., within Turtullian's defense of himself and his doctrine and in the face of the charge of heresy.
The flip side is where Turtullian explicitly records the differences between him and Praxeas and between their doctrines...he explains his view, (seperate beings)....and also explains Praxeas's view, (one being).
To combat the preceeding events that ultimately lead to his eventual excommunication, Turtullian attacks Praxeas's character and doctrinal integrity in order to "hit back" in "self defense" and perhaps avoid further damage to his reputation.
That's where economic trinitarians get the trinitarian undertones in the letter..., within the strict application of his faith towards conquering that which took him down.
With these things in mind i ask Scholars to re- explore Against Praxeas and let The Holy Spirit bear witness with their spirit, per adventure that they may discard the precarious doctrine of the trinity...
Holy Spirit Supplement
- Who is The Holy Spirit? -
"The Holy Spirit is Christ"
-Clement of Rome, Bishop of Rome,
(Friend of the Apostles Peter, Paul)
"THAT SPIRIT IS THE SON OF GOD”
-Hermas of Rome, Parable 9:1,
(Friend of the Apostle Paul)
"The Inseperable Spirit is Jesus Christ"
-Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop of Antioch,
(Friend of the Apostle John)
"the Lord is the Spirit"
-2nd Cor 3:17
(The Apostle Paul, 1st Century)
"But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his."
(The Apostle Paul, 1st Century)
"...Christ in you, the hope of glory."
(The Apostle Paul, 1st Century)
"I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you."
-John 14:18 NIV
(Jesus Christ, 1st Century)
John 1:1-14, Revelation 3:14, among other scriptures, proves that Jesus is the Pre-Incarnate Logos and that THE Logos had a begginning and became flesh.
Hebrews 1:3 proves the man Christ Jesus was the EXACT copy of YHWH'S 1 (singular) Hupostasis.
This means that Biblical Christianity is CONTRARY to the Trinitarian Doctrine of 3 Hupostasis, or persons existing Pre-Eternally and Eternally.
"Express Image"-Ref: Hebrews 1:3:
the instrument used for engraving or carving
the mark stamped upon that instrument or wrought out on it
a mark or figure burned in (Lev 13:28) or stamped on, an impression
the exact expression (the image) of any person or thing, marked likeness, precise reproduction in every respect, i.e facsimile
Origin: from the same as G5482
TDNT entry: 15:58,1
Part(s) of speech: Noun Masculine
Strong's Definition: From the same as G5482; a graver (the tool or the person), that is, (by implication) engraving ([" character" ], the figure stamped, that is, an exact copy or [figuratively] representation): - express image.
Of YHWH'S "PERSON"-Ref: Hebrews 1:3:
a setting or placing under
thing put under, substructure, foundation
that which has foundation, is firm
that which has actual existence
a substance, real being
the substantial quality, nature, of a person or thing
the steadfastness of mind, firmness, courage, resolution
confidence, firm trust, assurance
Origin: from a compound of G5259 and G2476
TDNT entry: 17:32,1
Part(s) of speech: Noun Feminine
Strong's Definition: From a compound of G5259 and G2476; a setting under (support), that is, (figuratively) concretely essence, or abstractly assurance (objectively or subjectively): - confidence, confident, person, substance.
In Plain Speech:
we can say:
The MAN Christ Jesus was the:
"Exact Copy of the SINGULAR PERSON that is ONLY owned by YHWH."
The practice of applying a 2nd and 3rd Century Theory, (the Trinity), to 1st Century Documents,
(The Bible), is an absurd attempt to re-write Historical Christianity.
Trinitarian Theologians are teaching that YHWH is made of 3 Hupostasis, persons.
That is Tritheism.
The Bible teaches YHWH to be of 1 Hupostasis.
3 Who G3739 being G5607 the brightness G541 of his glory G1391, and G2532 the express image G5481 of his G846 person G5287, and G5037 upholding G5342 all things G3956 by the word G4487 of his G846 power G1411, when he had G4160 G2512 by G1223 himself G1438 purged G4160 G2512 our G2257 sins G266, sat down G2523 on G1722 the right hand G1188 of the Majesty G3172 on G1722 high G5308;
The error of the 3rd Century Proto-Trinitarians, is they incorporated the teachings of Plateonic and philosophical thought and imposed these Hellenistic Greek Philosophy terms like "trinitas" onto The Scriptures, aiding in the development of 2 Hupostasis in YHWH.
No Christian EVER taught 2 Hupostasis before the Proto-Trinitarian writers in the very late 2nd and 3rd Centuries, Ref: Turtullian, Origin, etc...
1st Century Christianity is depicted within documents of antiquity as carrying over the adopted belief from Judaism, Deuteronomy 6:4
Hear Oh Israel, YHWH our GOD is 1 HUPOSTASIS.
The man Christ Jesus had a God.
HE WAS A REAL MAN, just like us.
But HE was also fully YHWH.
The flesh and FATHER are NOT seperate hupostasis as was first proposed by Proto-Trinitarians in the 2nd and 3rd Centuries.
Trinitarian Theologians do NOT want to admit this fact,...but soon they will HAVE TO.
"every tongue will acknowledge that Yeshua the Messiah is ADONAI - to the glory of God the Father."
-Phillipians 2:11 CJB
- Mark August
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