Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him.
Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit.
I have said all of that to simply say that this unfortunate event inspired me to explore the
Trinity teaching in a way to wisely and lovingly get the truth out there. Not only because I love the truth, but because I also love those who are lost in cleverly contrived lies. My intent is not to belittle anyone, my intent is to get people to think and search Scripture to see if what they have been taught is so. And so, emotions aside, how you choose to respond to my information dear reader, will simply determine whether or not you are wise, or if you are a fool. But if you are a fool who is willing to humble yourself and accept the truth, then you are far better than the narcissist brand of fool, or one that is full of insolent pride. So, are you up to the challenge? I truly hope so!
What Is The Trinity?
Let me begin by defining the Trinity. Currently, Christendom defines the one true God of the Bible as being three separate co-equal. co-eternal persons; i.e. God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. I have taken the liberty to find some Internet images that illustrate this definition, because it has been said, that a picture is worth a thousand words. So go ahead and look at them carefully, and study what the artists took great pains to illustrate.
In the painting on the upper left, we see that there are indeed three separate persons, God the Son, God the Father, and God the Holy Spirit in the Trinity. Well, I would hardly call a dove a person, it's really an animal, more specifically, a bird. But that may be a bit nit picking on my part since admittedly, the Bible does allude to the symbolism of the Holy Spirit as being like a dove.
Anyhoo, the drawn graphic on the left here is more simple. It depicts God the Father, God the Son, and
Now look at this illustration of the same concept, but it's a bit more elaborate than the one above, and it's in Latin. I find it interesting that The Holy Spirit is depicted as a dive bombing dove surrounded by eight tiny starts. I'm also quite taken aback by the stylized hexagrams that house the icons representing The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit, and even the God icon in the center. There is also a larger stylized hexagram within the circle itself, made up of the red ribbons emanating out from the center, and the white ribbons emanating out from the images to the center.
This painting on the right also illustrates the Holy Spirit as being a dove, and not a person at all, more symbolism perhaps. I have also found that God the Father is usually shown as an old man, and God the Son is depicted as being a long haired hippy that gives a halfhearted Cub Scout's salute. A lot of this art came out of the Renaissance era and the following Age of Enlightenment, and that is an important clue as to the
Fork-tongued Hypocritical Doublespeak?
Words Mean What Words Mean
The Numbers Three and One
When we grammatically investigate the words "one" and "three," we see that they are both nouns and adjectives. Even so, both grammatical forms of these words mean the same thing. One means it is an amount that is more than zero, and less than two. Three means it is more than one and two, and it's less than four. I don't know how this concept can be made more clear, these numbers describe amounts, or quantities. As far as mathematics goes, and I mean basic math, not the mess that is called "New Math," I can't think of any possible way of making 3 = 1, other than writing 1 to the third power. Even so, all that means is that the number one (the same number) is multiplied by itself 3 times, and so it still doesn't mean 1 = 3.
Therefore, by grammatical definitions and basic math, three being equal to one is not possible, because as illustrated in both the definition and the artwork, God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit are each separate individuals, they are not one in the same. Like it or not Trinitarians, that logically means that there are three Gods, and not one as y'all claim. To strengthen my point, let's look at plurals.
Plural /ploo-rel/ adj. more than one in number
n. a plural word or form
The grammatical category in nouns, pronouns, and verbs that refers to more than one thing. Most nouns become plural with the addition of -s or -es: hats, chairs, dishes, countries, and so on. Some nouns form the plural in other ways, as in children, feet, geese, and women.
However, when this Greek word is directly translated into English it means: confidence, confident, person, or substance. These words are not plural, nor is any inference of plurality made in the context where they are found in surrounding passages. In fact, the one time in the New Testament where "hypostasis" is directly translated as "person" (singular) is in Heb. 1:3; it speaks of the singular person of Jesus Christ. In fact, most of Hebrews is spent proving the excellence of Jesus Christ as being the only Son of God that came to earth from heaven, and that he is our High Priest after the order of Melchizedek. I have yet to find a direct teaching of the doctrine of the Trinity in Scripture, much less in this singular passage.
In the Old Testament, we are instructed that only God the Almighty and angels reside in heaven. There is no mention anywhere in the Old Testament of any other God, even the Almighty makes that point very clear in several passages. Forgive me, but I'll get into that in more depth later on. Please bear in mind dear reader, that I too once espoused this belief, but when I was forced to consider the facts from Scripture and yes, even logical reason, the truth demanded an answer. I found that I could no longer justify my belief in this teaching. But a false teaching must be replaced by the truth, and so I studied Scripture to learn the reality of what the Bible taught, that there is indeed only one God. The thing that changed was my understanding of what the Bible directly teaches about God's true Divine Nature. Which is what I will expound upon in future posts.
God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, are three separate, co-equal, co-eternal persons, one God.
The Trinity Part 2: The Inversion Of God's Divine Nature