Friday, November 2, 2018

The Trinity

The term "trinity" is divisive and causes confusion.

The early believers never used the term and therefore there was no divisiveness regarding such a line of thinking.

The term "trinity" was invented by theologians in an attempt to fit God into their predetermined theological framework, something that is totally unnecessary to do.

Jesus Christ is simply the "Son of God," the "Word made flesh," the agency through which all things were made.

Word = Logos

Logos in the Greek denotes the "spoken word" or "expression." The term denotes "reason" or "thought" and is where the English word "logic" is derived.

Jesus is simply the expression of God to humanity in the form of a human being. The Bible describes God as being both spirit and incomprehensible. God, in sending forth His Son, expressed Himself directly to humanity in the form of a human being (Son of Man) thus setting forth the perfect example of the nature and principle of God, that which is love. A love that is only truly manifested through the Spirit (ie. God Himself).

Jesus spoke of the Holy Spirit as a separate entity and yet at the same time identified Himself as the Holy Spirit, something which those whom uphold the Trinity completely overlook.

Joh 14:15  If ye love me, keep my commandments.
Joh 14:16  And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;
Joh 14:17  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.
Joh 14:18  I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.
Joh 14:19  Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also.
Joh 14:20  At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.
Joh 14:21  He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.

Jesus was the Spirit of Truth whom dwelt with the Apostles and it is the Spirit of Truth whom dwells in God's people, Christ in us, the hope of glory.

Both the Holy Spirit and Jesus Christ are simply expressions of God the Father. Not a Trinity, simply ONE GOD whom has expressed Himself in time and space that we can comprehend.

If we keep it simple we can avoid the confusion and divisiveness. The early believers never mandated some systematic approach to explaining God lest one be a heretic. They simply taught that Jesus was the Son of God and that it was through Him that all men might be saved, and preached the Cross as the means.

Think about it.


Scott

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