Rebuking The Satanic Doctrine Of Roman Catholicism Unknown God: ‘The Trinity’ or ‘Triple Deity’
The word ‘Trinity‘ is a common word used among Christians in order to refer to God the Father, Jesus Christ His only begotten Son, and the Holy Ghost, which is the Spirit of God. But the word itself appears nowhere in the King James Bible. So why is this word being used? Is it Biblical or is it merely another term that is used because of traditions of men? (see Colossians 2:8) And if it isn’t Biblical, then where did the term originate and what does it actually mean? Let us first examine the Scriptures to build a sound foundation and continue from there.
Godhead Or Trinity: Which Is Biblical Term?
The Biblical fact is that God, a spiritual being, was made manifest in the flesh, Jesus Christ.
1 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.’
It is also Biblical fact that God the Father, Jesus Christ His only begotten Son, and the Holy Ghost are one.
John 10:30 – ‘I and my Father are one.’
1 John 5:7 – ‘For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.’
Now at this point, if you’re using any version other than the Authorized King James Version, you won’t have 1 John 5:7 in your Bible. You will notice it is drastically cut short. But going by the principles of Scripture, we are supposed to let the Bible interpret itself, correct?
Genesis 40:8 – ‘And they said unto him, We have dreamed a dream, and there is no interpreter of it. And Joseph said unto them, Do not interpretations belong to God? tell me them, I pray you.’
2 Peter 1:20 – ‘Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.’
So going by this foundation, what does the Bible say in regards to witnesses against mankind?
Deuteronomy 30:19 – ‘I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:’
So here we have Moses setting forth a decree that both heaven and earth shall record a day against the people of Israel. How are we to know who the witnesses are in both heaven and earth unless we are told? Thankfully, John was able to do this.
1 John 5:7-8 – ‘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.’
As a quick side note, you will notice more discrepancies in your Bible if you are not using the Authorized King James Version as we go on. So by allowing the Bible to define and interpret itself, we find out who the Word is by referring back to the gospel of John.
John 1:1-14 – ‘In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (2) The same was in the beginning with God. (3) All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. (4) In him was life; and the life was the light of men. (5) And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. (6) There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. (7) The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe. (8) He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. (9) That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. (10) He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. (11) He came unto his own, and his own received him not. (12) But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: (13) Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. (14) And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.’
First, we see the Word has always been with God and has always been God. Second, we see that all things were made by Him, not through Him. To say the universe is made through Jesus Christ is a fallacy and makes Jesus out to be a conduit for creation rather than the Creator Himself; thus, this simple change of a preposition strips Jesus Christ of His glory and power. The passage also makes it expressly clear that John the Baptist is not the Light but that Jesus Christ is the Light. We are also told that those who believe on Jesus Christ are given power by Him, and are born again – not of blood, flesh, or man, but of God. Thus, by being born again, we are made sons of God; hence the importance of the word begotten in John 3:16. And finally, the very last verse tells us plainly that the Word was made flesh, dwelled among us, was the only begotten of the Father. Who is the only begotten of the Father? The Word Himself tells us the answer to this question.
John 3:16-18 – ‘For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.’
So it should be clear at this point that Jesus Christ is God completely. But we haven’t even addressed the terms yet, have we? Seeing as Godhead is actually in the Bible and trinity isn’t, let us begin with Godhead. The only times in the entire Bible that the word Godhead is used is contained in the following verses:
Acts 17:29 – ‘Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man’s device.’
Romans 1:20 – ‘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:’
Roman 1:23 – ‘And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.’
Colossians 2:9 – ‘For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.’
Upon further reading of Acts 17, we see Paul is traveling and comes into Athens. Having seen the idols that litter the city, he begins to preach unto the Athenians about Jesus Christ and His resurrection. He explains the Godhead is not to be compared to anything man’s hands can create for God made the world and all things therein, seeing that He is Lord of heaven and earth and dwells not in temples made with hands (Acts 17:24).
Romans 1 is the beginning of the letter from Paul to the Romans, expressing to them that people saw God, His eternal power and Godhead, and they still glorified Him not as God (Romans 1:20-21)! The Pharisees and Sadducees saw the countless miracles done by Jesus Christ and are without excuse. We today see the invisible things of God: the intricacies of cells, DNA, atoms, and molecules; and we are just as much without excuse!
Colossians 2 continues with Paul expressing to the Colossians the importance of residing in the Word and will of God and not in the ‘commandments and doctrines of men.’ After reading the entire chapter in context, the only one Paul could be referring to in Colossians 2:9 is Jesus Christ.
Colossians 2:6-10 – ‘As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: (7) Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving. (8) 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. (9) For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. (10) And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:’
If this still is not enough Scripture to convince that Jesus Christ always has been and always shall be, I point to the following Scriptures in terms of who the ‘right hand’ is: Psalms 118, Matthew 26:64, Mark 12:36, Mark 14:62, Mark 16:19, Luke 20:42, Luke 22:69, Acts 7:56.
Also we are given a clear description of Jesus Christ in all His glory by Isaiah, Daniel and John the prophets: Isaiah 41:4; Isaiah 43:10; Isaiah 44:6; Isaiah 48:12; Daniel 10:4-6; Revelation 1:8; Revelation 1:10-16; Revelation 21:6; Revelation 22:13; and so on. Warning: Revelation 1:11 is completely botched in all other versions except the Authorized King James Version.
Those lists above connecting Jesus Christ to the Old Testament (Tanakh) are nowhere near exhaustive, but let us move onto the term known as ‘Trinity’ and its origins and meaning. Since the term ‘Trinity’ is mostly associated with Catholicism, I decided to check out their sources. The following excerpt is directly from the Catholic Encyclopedia and the link to this excerpt can be found here. Catholics write:
‘The Trinity is the term employed to signify the central doctrine of the Christian religion — the truth that in the unity of the Godhead there are Three Persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, these Three Persons being truly distinct one from another. Thus, in the words of the Athanasian Creed: “the Father is God, the Son is God, and the Holy Spirit is God, and yet there are not three Gods but one God.” In this Trinity of Persons the Son is begotten of the Father by an eternal generation, and the Holy Spirit proceeds by an eternal procession from the Father and the Son. Yet, notwithstanding this difference as to origin, the Persons are co-eternal and co-equal: all alike are uncreated and omnipotent. This, the Church teaches, is the revelation regarding God’s nature which Jesus Christ, the Son of God, came upon earth to deliver to the world: and which she proposes to man as the foundation of her whole dogmatic system.’
In Scripture there is as yet no single term by which the ‘Three Divine Persons’ are denoted together. The word trias (of which the Latin trinitas is a translation) is first found in Theophilus of Antioch about A.D. 180. He speaks of ‘the Trinity of God’ [the Father], His Word and His Wisdom (To Autolycus II.15). The term may, of course, have been in use before his time. Afterwards it appears in its Latin form of trinitas in Tertullian (On Pudicity 21). In the next century the word is in general use. It is found in many passages of Origen (“In Ps. xvii”, 15).
Right off, we have huge problems with this definition when comparing it to Scripture. The Vatican uses the Biblical term ‘Godhead’ and then substitutes it with the Latin-made word of ‘Trinity’, and they do this while in the same breath professing that ‘in Scripture there is as yet NO SINGLE TERM by which the Three Divine Persons are denoted together.’ Then where did they even get the term Godhead in the first place?
In examining the letter To Autolycus, Theophilus uses the word ‘triad’, not ‘Trinity’ (courtesy of Google Translate). This is extremely misleading when translating a letter (which isn’t included in Scripture mind you) and then trying to push a doctrine from it. The quote is under Chapter 15 of his letter.
‘In like manner also the three days which were before the luminaries, are types of the Trinity, of God, and His Word, and His wisdom. And the fourth is the type of man, who needs light, that so there may be God, the Word, wisdom, man.’
Theophilus uses the word ‘triad’ only once as a description of the first three days of creation. He states they ”are types of the Triad, of God, and His Word, and His wisdom.” This is a very poor description, as three days may be equal in regards to their length of time but are still separate and individual days – not simultaneously equal and uncreated for that matter. Biblically speaking, there is no way this could ever be in reference to the Scriptural Godhead because it implies that God came first with Jesus Christ and the Holy Ghost following soon thereafter. As we covered through numerous Scriptures earlier, they are all one and have no beginning nor an end.
The next stake the Vatican makes in this claim of the ‘Trinity’, this time using the correct Latin word ‘trinitas’, is Tertullian’s writing ‘On Pudicity’.
‘For the very Church itself is, properly and principally, the Spirit Himself, in whom is the Trinity of the One Divinity— Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (The Spirit) combines that Church which the Lord has made to consist in “three.” And thus, from that time forward, every number (of persons) who may have combined together into this faith is accounted “a Church,” from the Author and Consecrator (of the Church).’
Along with several other doctrinal errors in his writing, Tertullian is calling the church – which means nothing more than a congregation or gathering of God’s people, i.e. the body of Christ – “the Spirit Himself.” What utter blasphemy! The body of Christ Jesus is not the Holy Spirit, we certainly are not the Godhead! Perhaps this is where the corrupted doctrine of devils began to take root where pastors began preaching that we are little gods. After all…
Galatians 5:9 – ‘A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump.’
Finally, we come to the ever so wonderful theologian known as Origen. Forgive me for my sarcasm and cynicism, but this guy was anything but a Bible-believing, born again follower of Jesus Christ.
He believed that every soul that would ever inhabit a body already existed since the dawn of creation. These souls, through willful choices made before inhabiting a body, determined what they would end up becoming. This borders on the same beliefs of Scientology – but that is a whole other can of worms.
‘In the beginning all intellectual natures were created equal and alike, as God had no motive for creating them otherwise’ (De Principiis II.9.6). Their present differences arise solely from their different use of the gift of free will. The spirits created good and happy grew tired of their happiness (op. cit., I, iii, 8), and, though carelessness, fell, some more some less (I, vi, 2). Hence the hierarchy of the angels; hence also the four categories of created intellects: angels, stars (supposing, as is probable, that they are animated, De Principiis I.7.3), men, and demons. But their rôles may be one day changed; for what free will has done, free will can undo, and the Trinity alone is essentially immutable in good.’
Origen also taught that eventually all that was created would eventually achieve redemption, a belief that is commonly known as ”universal restoration”.
‘Origen allows himself to be led also by the philosophical principle which he enunciates several times, without ever proving it, that the end is always like the beginning: ”We think that the goodness of God, through the mediation of Christ, will bring all creatures to one and the same end” (De Principiis I.6.1-3). The universal restoration (apokatastasis) follows necessarily from these principles.’
Of course, this completely destroys the whole point of hell and its creation. Remember, hell was not originally created for mankind but for Satan and all the angels that followed him (Matthew 25:41). This belief also nullifies the great white throne of judgment, which is meant for those who did not believe on Jesus Christ (Revelation 20:11-15). But, of course, you may be wanting a direct quote from Origen in regards to the trinity.
‘For it is the Trinity alone which exceeds the comprehension not only of temporal but even of eternal intelligence; while other things which are not included in it are to be measured by times and ages. This Son of God, then, in respect of the Word being God, which was in the beginning with God, no one will logically suppose to be contained in any place; nor yet in respect of His being “Wisdom,” or “Truth,” or the “Life,” or “Righteousness,” or “Sanctification,” or “Redemption:” for all these properties do not require space to be able to act or to operate, but each one of them is to be understood as meaning those individuals who participate in His virtue and working.’ – De Principiis Book IV
For one, Origen seems to be replacing the word “way” with “wisdom” throughout this writing (John 14:6). Secondly, Origen is plainly teaching here that “logically” the fullness of the Godhead couldn’t possibly be contained in any one place. This completely spits in the face of Colossians 2:9. This isn’t surprising that Origen believes this, however, seeing as he believed the Shepherd of Hermas was inspired and was written by the very same Hermas from Romans 16:14. This very blasphemous book describes how Jesus Christ was the fleshly son of Joseph and Mary, received the Holy Ghost only after the baptism by John, and then lost the Holy Ghost once he was crucified on the cross. Last I checked, those who have a form of godliness but deny the power thereof, from such turn away (2 Timothy 3:5)! And just as a quick side note, Shepherd of Hermas is considered inspired and a part of canon in the blasphemous translation known as the Codex Sinaiticus. The only translation to rival the Codex Sinaiticus? The Codex Vaticanus, used extensively by Westcott and Hort. But the issue with different Bible versions will be addressed in another post.
In closing, it’s clear to see the origins of the word “trinity” were not found in Biblical texts. It is also clear that the meaning behind the word “trinity” is not synonymous with the Biblical meaning behind the word “Godhead”, even if it is used interchangeably by Christians. Born again believers should be good Bereans, studying the Word diligently to ensure whether or not the doctrines we follow are sound doctrines from Scripture or doctrines of devils. May God Almighty bless you and keep you in His protection, peace, and grace in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen. I leave you with the following Scriptures:
Acts 17:10-11 – ‘And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming thither went into the synagogue of the Jews. (11) These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.’
1 Timothy 4:1-3 – ‘Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; (2) Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; (3) Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.’
2 Timothy 2:15 – ‘Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.’
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