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   There is one God; "the trinity" is from 

  paganism & it corrupted "the church"

 

  Israel was unique amongst the nations.Whereas the

   peoples about them had a multiplicity of gods,  Israel

   was  commanded:  "Hear,  O Israel:The  LORD our

   God is one LORD"-Deuteronomy 6v4.God testified

   also- "I  am the LORD, and there is none else, there

   is no God beside me"- Isaiah 45v5.

 

   A  significant  quotation  by  Jesus Christ shows He  did

   not  consider  Himself  as  part of  a "trinity".   He quoted

   Deuteronomy  6v4  (above) and the listener ("a scribe")

   answered - "Well,  Master, thou  hast  said the truth: for

   there is one God; and there is none other but he".  "And

   when  Jesus  saw  that  he answered discreetly (i.e. with

   intelligence and understanding) he said unto him,   Thou

   art not far from  the kingdom of God"-  Mark 12v28-34.

   We might ask, did this scribe, commended by Christ for

   his understanding, believe in one God, or "a trinity"?

   (cp James 2v19 - "Thou believest that there is one God;

                                thou doest well"   and

         Ephesians 4v6 - "One God and Father of all")  

 

   Further,Jesus testified -  "my Father is GREATER THAN

   I"- and  "I  can  of  mine own self  DO NOTHING"-and

   when called  "Good Master", replied  "Why callest thou

   me good?        there is none good BUT ONE,

   THAT IS, GOD".    -John 14v28, 5v30; Mark 10v17,18.

 

   Where  does  the  "trinitarian"  idea  of  "co-equality" fit

   in?  The  term "trinity" does not appear in the Bible, but

   the concept  figures prominently in pagan sources,   such

   as  in  ancient  Babylon  and  its    mystery"   religion. The

   apostate  "church" is  called  "MYSTERY, BABYLON

   THE  GREAT"-  Revelation 17v5,    and  "ministers" are

   known  to  speak  of  "the trinity"  as  "a mystery". This

   abomination  was  finally defined after centuries of     arg-

   ument in  AD381-451.   'Babylon'  signifies  'confusion',

   cp  Genesis 11v9. Such things were foretold   -  Acts 20v

   28-32,  2nd Timothy 4v1-4,  Jude 3-5.      Cp 1st Corinth-

   ians  1v17-31.Link to  'spirit', 'mortal', 'devil', 'satan',

   'baptism'.   The process of apostacy is traced out in

                                   'departure'.

 

   The  "trinitarian"   teaching  requires  that   Jesus  Christ

   divested  Himself  of  His  divine  nature  and  was born

   on  the  earth,     and  now  He has again   assumed equality

   with the Father.  Well,  the  apostle  Paul,    who wrote by

   the  spirit  of  God, and  was a  chosen vessel     by Christ

   Himself, testified  that    the  above proposition is untrue.

   He wrote, long  after  Jesus  ascended  to  heaven-   "For

   there  is   ONE  GOD,      and  one  mediator  BETWEEN

   GOD  AND  MEN,    THE   MAN   CHRIST   JESUS"-

   1st Timothy 2v5. Yes,  Jesus  Christ is still a man, how-

   ever,  not  mortal,  but immortal. He now has an immor-

   tal  body, which is also the hope of His followers today-

   "it doth not yet appear what  we  shall  be:   but we know

   that,   when  He  shall  appear,       WE  SHALL  BE  LIKE

   HIM" - 1st John 3v2.

 

   Even at the end of the Kingdom Age of 1000 years upon

   the earth,when  the glory and power of     Christ will be at

   its  zenith,  He  will  still    NOT  BE  EQUAL  TO  GOD.

 

   "Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up

   the  kingdom TO  GOD, even the Father;   when he shall

   have put down all rule and authority and power. For he

   must  reign, till  he  hath  put all enemies under his feet.

   The last enemy that shall be destroyed  is death.   For he

   hath put all things under his feet. But when  he  saith all

   things are put under him,it is manifest that    he is except-

   ed, which  did  put all  things  under  him. And when all

   things shall be  subdued unto him,  THEN SHALL THE

   SON  ALSO  HIMSELF  BE  SUBJECT     UNTO  HIM

   THAT PUT ALL THINGS UNDER HIM, THAT GOD

   MAY BE ALL IN ALL" - 1st Corinthians 15v24-28.

 

   THE OPPOSITE ERROR TO "TRINITARIANISM"

 

   Some,  including  "Unitarians", Muslims, and atheists, do

   not accept that Jesus Christ is the Son of God because of

   His divine birth. They, like Israel, do not accept that any

   man can have a divine physical connection - John 10v33.

                               Contrast Luke 1v35 -

   "And the angel answered and said unto her,   the Holy Spirit

   shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall

   overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing that shall be

   born of thee shall be called the Son of God".

 

   If Jesus did not have God as His Father, He could not have

   lived a sinless life - and by His death become an acceptable

                  "sacrifice for sin" - link to 'sacrifice'.

   He was named by God as His Son before His birth, at His

   baptism, and after His resurrection -

                  Luke 1v35; Matthew 3v17; Romans 1v3,4.

 

   Other quotations which endorse this vital truth include:

   Matthew 1v18-23, 16v16,17, 17v5; Mark 1v1, 14v60-64;

   Luke 1v38; 20v41-44, 22v66-71; John 1v14, 3v16,17,35,

   36, 5v17-47, 6v68,69, 8v12-59, 10v29-38, 14v1-31;

   Acts 13v33; Hebrews 1v5; Revelation 1v8, 22v16;

   2nd Samuel 7v14; Psalm 2v6-8; 89v26,27;

   Isaiah 7v14, 53v2; Ezekiel 17v22-24.

 

   So how important is this subject? Jesus Christ tells us:

   "And  this  is   LIFE  ETERNAL,      THAT THEY MIGHT

   KNOW  THEE  THE  ONLY  TRUE  GOD,    

   AND JESUS CHRIST, whom thou hast sent"- John 17v3.

 

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