By Tony Baugh
Speaking as former Trinitarian, I did not come to reject the Trinity flippantly and frivolously, which was never a doctrine of the early apostolic church, but instead was established in the 4th Century by the Catholic Church via the Nicene Council, but rather came to my position by reading the Bible with honest eyes & heart, and seeing that the Trinity simply did not make sense in light of scripture, and created confusion about WHO God & His Son really are, as passage after passage clearly states time and time again, that Jesus is the Son of God, who has a God, who is His Father.
There is a very good reason the Bible never once says “Jesus is God”, nor ever uses parroted terms never to be be found in scripture, such as, “Godman” or “God the Son”, because the very rock Jesus Himself said His church is built on is the confession that Jesus is the SON OF GOD.
There is absolutely nothing whatsoever that could be more absolutely fundamental & vital to the Christian Faith than to know WHO God & His Son are, that we may have a relationship with them, which is precisely the diabolical purpose of the Trinity, which is cleverly and diabolically devised to keep souls in the state of confusion of not knowing who God & His Son really are, which according to scripture, is antichrist…
“Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son. Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.” ~1 John 2:22-23
To prove this confusion; when Trinitarians are pushed on exactly what they have been indoctrinated to believe, they will perform an array of parroted mental gymnastics & theological acrobats to protect their idol & true god, their “Holy” Trinity. Trinitarians do not worship the ONE God, but worship a slyly devised polytheistic three-headed triune “god” as God. In short Trinitarians do not worship God, they worship the Trinity.
As some examples; When asked WHO Matthew 1:18-20 says Jesus is the child of, it’s like pulling teeth for them to admit in crystal clear black & white the Bible says Jesus IS the child of the “Holy Ghost”, conceived BY the Holy Ghost, even though scripture states, plainly that God IS a Spirit, that God IS Holy, that God IS the Holy Spirit, who dwelt IN His Son (not AS His Son), who Jesus Himself said is “GREATER” than He is, and that the works He performed and words He spoke were “not of myself”, but rather of the Father (Holy Ghost) dwells IN Him, who as “I AM”, worked & spoke THROUGH His Son, not AS His Son. Trinitarian doctrine explicitly states that God the Father is not the Holy Spirit/Holy Ghost!
Or, when they use Genesis 1, “LET US make man in OUR image”, ASSUMING “us/our” is the Trinity, or John 1 “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God”, which in their trinitarian minds they equated “Word” with “Jesus”, they are unable to answer WHEN the Son was first “begotten”. So they will parrot unbiblical terminology such as “eternally begotten”, ignoring “THIS DAY I have begotten thee”, which denies God even has an “Only BEGOTTEN Son”, that His Word was MADE flesh AS the Son. Because quite simply, if the Son always eternally existed, He was never “begotten”.
Or, to prove Jesus is God Almighty Himself, they will hypocritically use the same passage Oneness folks use (Isaiah 9:6) to prove Jesus IS the Everlasting Father. And when you ask them if they are using the passage to prove Jesus is Father, they have no answer, because Trinity doctrine explicitly states the Son is not the Father & the Father is not the Son!
Confusion on a grand master scale.
Again, the Bible warns we are “anti-christ” if we deny the the Father & Son, who are IMPOSSIBLE to know if we don’t KNOW which is which & who is who, because whosever does not know the Son, denies the Son, and therefore does NOT have the Father/Holy Ghost (1 John 2:23)!
And when all else fails in their attempt to clarify WHO God & His Son are, they will declare that the Trinity is a “mystery” human minds just cannot fully comprehend, that we cannot fully understand WHO God & His Son really are, which DOES make God the “author of confusion”, even though Peter DID comprehend, who correctly stated, “Thou art the Christ, the Son of the Living God”, as well as Paul, who said, “But to us there is ONE GOD, the FATHER”.
And even more insidiously, the Trinity deceives souls into denying Jesus was born as fully human man made & tempted in ALL points as we are, “in the flesh”, therefore sadly and tragically, they die deceived believing they were saved IN their sins, because of the Gnostic Augustinian lie of Original Sin (another Catholic doctrine), they believed that only a superhuman hypostatic “Godman” could defeat sin, and that if we will just have “Faith Alone” that He obeyed FOR us, to save us IN our sins, that HIS righteousness will magically “imputed” to us, and we will be righteous in the sight of God, thereby creating a “Jesus ” who is impossible to follow, taking up our own cross and denying ourselves, as Jesus commands we must, walking even as He walked…IN THE FLESH.
If we are all truly honest with ourselves, we will admit that a “triune god” would never be derived from any honest reading of scripture, but rather that the Trinity has been parroted and pumped into our indoctrinated heads so much so, that we ASSUME that’s what scripture teaches, but it simply does not.
Let’s be honest, if a Bible washed up on a desert island beach, and someone had never heard of a “Trinity”, the chances are a million to one that on their own they would ever conclude, “Ah ha!…God is triune, composed of three persons!!!”
Trinitarians do NOT worship the ONE God of Israel (Deut 6:4), but rather worship a slyly devised polytheistic three-headed triune “god”, as God. In short, Trinitarians do not worship God, they worship the Trinity.
Essentially, Trinitarians believe, whether they will admit it or not, that God give birth to Himself as Jesus, prayed to Himself, obeyed Himself, feared Himself, forsook Himself, raised Himself from the dead, and now sits at the right hand of Himself!
Let us be honest folks about what the Word of God says; Jesus is NOT God the Father, Jesus IS the SON of God, God IS the head of Christ, who Christ Himself said IS GREATER than He is, God is NOT His own Son, Jesus is NOT His own God, Jesus did NOT pray to Himself, Jesus did NOT fear Himself. Jesus did NOT obey Himself, God did NOT say, “This is my beloved self in whom I am well pleased”, Jesus did NOT ask Himself, “Let this cup pass from myself”, Jesus did NOT cry, “Why have I forsaken myself?”, Jesus did NOT say, “No one comes to me but by me”, Jesus does NOT sit at the right hand of Himself, but rather as the one mediator between God & man, the MAN Christ Jesus.
So who is Jesus?
Jesus wants to know who WE say He is. And WHO He is, is the very foundational rock He said that HE will build His very church on, that the gates of hell shall NOT prevail against, which Peter correctly answered…
“Thou art the Christ, the SON of the Living God.”
“But to us there is but ONE GOD, the FATHER of whom are all things, and we in him; AND one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.” ~1 Corinthian 8:6
“That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the FATHER, AND with his SON Jesus Christ.” ~1 John 1:3
“For there is ONE God, AND ONE mediator between God and men, the MAN Christ Jesus.” ~1 Timothy 2:5
“And THIS is life eternal, that they might KNOW THEE the ONLY true God, >>AND<< Jesus Christ, whom THOU hast SENT.” ~John 17:3
Source: TRIUNE GOD OF CONFUSION