- See also Catholicism
The Trinity is a false doctrine created at the Council of Nicea in 325 A.D. It declares that God the Father and Jesus, the Son of God, are the same being, and that Jesus was never created, in contradiction to what the Scriptures clearly teach. Jesus said that His Father is greater than He is and describes Himself as "the beginning of the creation of God." While Jesus is clearly superior in authority, knowledge, and power to everyone but God the Father (Colossians 1:12-17, Mark 13:32, Acts 1:7), they are separate beings who should be worshiped and respected as individuals. Jesus is the spitting image of God the Father, declared to be God by God the Father, and greater than the angels. (Hebrews 3:1-12, John 1:18, John 12:45) The Trinity is a perversion of Jesus' teaching on oneness. Jesus prayed that we might be one with Him and God the Father in the same way they are with each other, by the spirits of God the Father, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit indwelling us. (John 17:20-26)
The doctrine of the Trinity, that Jesus, God the Father, and the Holy Spirit are the same identical being and that Jesus is eternal, is an unBiblical misunderstanding of what Jesus meant when He said He and His Father are one. Jesus also said at the same time that He, Christians, and His Father would be one as well. (John 17:11,21-23) Obviously both Jesus and God the Father are superior to us in authority. Oneness refers to an indwelling of spirit. Just as God's spirit indwelt Jesus while He was on Earth, even so Him and the Father's spirits indwell Christians, along with the Holy Spirit, so long as we love Jesus and do His commandments; leading us in the way of truth. (1 John 4:12-16; John 14:23; 1 John 3:21)
While Jesus as the Son of God is superior to the rest of creation, He is nonetheless still a created being, the "beginning of the creation of God" (Revelation 3:14) and "the firstborn of every creature, for by Him were all things created, that are in Heaven, and that are in Earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers; all things were created by Him, and for Him: and He is before all things, and by Him all things consist." (Colossians 1:16-17)
|“||Revelation 3:14 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;
John 14:28 Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I.
John 17:20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;
John 16:27 For the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God.
John 14:23 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.
John 16:13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.
Colossians 1:12 ¶ Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:
The doctrine of the Trinity keeps us from knowing God's true nature, and respecting and coming to God the Father and Jesus, the Son of God, as they truly are. The doctrine of the Trinity disrespects both God the Father and Jesus, the Son of God, by denying the very existence of Jesus as an individual Being; it is the spirit of antichrist.
|“||1 John 2:22 Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.
23 Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.