The all-important doctrine known as the trinity, is this found in the Bible or is it from religion? Let's find out. We going to focus on a very important doctrine according to Christianity, and that is the trinity. What if I told you that the trinity is not based on Scripture, matter of fact the word trinity does not even occur in scripture no where is it to be found. The matter of fact is if you look at history
what we find is this. The concept of a trinity is not something we find in the New Testament this is something that developed over hundreds of years, by the way matter of fact the trinity within Christianity was not even developed until 300 years after the Messiah came and died for our sins. That's a really important fact for you to remember, is that the theology of the trinity was not developed until 300 years later. Here's the reality of the trinity, and that is, it is based on pagan ideas and concepts and I want to share with you a few references.
The first one is from the Old Truths In a New Light this was a publication published in 1876 page 382 in this publication, here's what it says, “it is generally, although erroneously, supposed that the doctrine of the trinity is a Christian origin. Nearly every nation of antiquity possessed a similar doctrine.” We find here that it says almost every religion in the ancient world had a belief similar to what we find within Christianity involving the trinity. Here is another source, this is from the Two Babylons by Alexander Hislop a really great read and here's what he says, “Will anyone after this say that the Roman Catholic Church must still be called Christian because it holds the doctrine of the trinity” Is this something that we find only in Christianity? “so did the pagan Babylonians so did the Egyptians so did the Hindus at this hour, in the very sense in which Rome does.” What we find here is, just as the Roman church understand the trinity, the Father Son and Holy Spirit in the triune relationship. We also see the same thing in Hinduism. We see the same thing in Babylonian religion, we see the same thing in Egyptian religion and so many other cultures throughout antiquity.
Lets continue on with our search, and the next reference is from the encyclopedia of religion and ethics and here's what it says about the trinity, it says, “although the notion of a divine a triad or trinity is characteristic of the Christian religion, it is by no means peculiar to it. In Indian religion we meet the Trinitarian group of Brahma, Shiva, and Vishnu; and an Egyptian religion with the Trinitarian group of a Osiris, Isis and Horus, constituting a divine family like the father, mother and son, in mediaeval Christian pictures.” Again we see an specific example from Hinduism and one from the ancient Egyptian religion. It showing us that this believes from the Hindus and Egyptians were long before Christianity ever adopted the trinity. Now this concept is not something we find in the New Testament and this is not something that Yahshua taught, or the Apostles taught. This is something that the church brought in based on pagan ideas. It was based on Greek and Hellenistic influence in the early church.
The next reference is from the Larousse encyclopedia of mythology, it speaks about one earliest ancient empire Sumer, Here's what it says about the religion of Sumer. “The universe was divided into three regions each of which became the domain of a god it says Anu's share was the sky, the earth was given to Enlil. Ea became the ruler of the waters. Together they constituted the triad of the great gods.” and that is on page 54 and 55 of this reference. Again, we see here that not only do we see this in the Egyptian religion and with the Babylonians and the Hindus but we also see it within the ancient empire of Sumer. This again is not a new concept, this is not something that the church came up by reading the New Testament. Where the church came up with this is through Greek and Hellenistic influence. One should not read into the bible any doctrine or assumptions. Doctrines must come out of the bible.
The next reference this is from the Story of Civilization volume 3, here's what it says about this concept again known as the trinity. “Christianity did not destroy paganism, it adopted...” I want to stop there for just a moment, that is such an amazing statement, just think about what this author is saying. This reference is acknowledging here that Christianity did not remove paganism within the church it adopted. It is so true just look at all the false believes and doctrines, with so many facets of Christianity, whether it's Easter whether it's Christmas and many other facets within Christianity. They have adopted so many pagan ideas, but listen I'm not saying all Christians are pagans. But so much of the church's theology is based on taking ideas which they have developed early on within the church. We see that in the image below.
Let' continue on with what the Story of Civilization volume 3 says, ….”the Greek language having
reigned for centuries over philosophy, became the vehicle of Christian literature and ritual;-” “this Greek literature” is basically these Hellenistic ideas that the church are brought into its doctrines. It says....”the great mysteries passed down into the impressive mystery of the mass. Other pagan cultures contributed to the syncretist result....” Now syncretistism is the blending of different religions and we see this all throughout the theology within Christianity. The trinity is just one example of many and again Easter and Christmas very popular with Bible believers. Yet we know these days were barred from taking worship. Let' continue, it goes on to say “...from Egypt came the ideas of a divine trinity...” You see here it acknowledges that the concept of trinity as found in Christianity, did not develop from the New Testament. It did not develop from something the Messiah said or one of the Apostles, it was borrowed from the pagan religion of the old Egyptians.
As believers it is so important that we worship our Father in heaven and in spirit and truth, that's a directive we find from our savior himself. He said that we were to worship the Father in spirit and truth and that means that our worship should be rooted within the truth in the word of our Father in Heaven. If something we believed is not rooted in the word and even more so is rooted in Pagan worship. Listen here's what we're to do as believers, it is real simple we're to remove it, we to stop believing and doing it. Things what are not found in the Bible, and things not said by Yahshua, like the trinity. And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. Joh 17:3. Paul want the Christians to come to the truth, 1 Tim 2:4-5, Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. 5, For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Yahweh Bless.
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