ALL TRINITARIANS whether Catholic or not FOLLOW the MAIN foundation that the Catholic Church faith is built upon called the Trinity.
List of Catholic Doctrines.
1. TRINITY --- “The mystery (see Rev. 17:5) of the Trinity is the central doctrine of the catholic church.
The New Bible Dictionary, 2nd edition by J.D. Douglas, page 1221, admits that the doctrine of the trinity does not come from the Scriptures, but from philosophy influenced by paganism.
The Encyclopedia Britannica, Micropedia Volume 11, page 928, gives us the following facts about the trinity. Neither the word Trinity nor the explicit doctrine appears in the New Testament, nor did Jesus and his followers intend to contradict the Shema in the Hebrew Scriptures: “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord” (Deuteronomy 6:4).
The Religions of Ancient Greece and Babylonia, by A. H. Sayce. pages 229-230, clearly tells us that the Greek philosophical ideas were developed in Alexandria, Egypt from the pagan mystery religions.
The Cathecism of the Catholic Church admits the Church (not the Bible) had to come up with terms of "philosophical" (pagan/Greek) origin to explain it:: 251 In order to articulate the dogma of the Trinity, the Church had to develop its own terminology with the help of certain notions of philosophical origin: "substance," "person," or "hypostasis," "relation" and so on (Catechism of the Catholic Church. Imprimatur Potest +Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger. Doubleday, NY 1995, p. 74).
Here is what it is recorded that a one-time Catholic bishop named Marcellus of Ancyra wrote, around the middle of the fourth century, where certain aspects of trinitarianism came from--paganism: Now with the heresy of the Ariomaniacs, which has corrupted the Church of God...These then teach three hypostases, just as Valentinus the heresiarch first invented in the book entitled by him 'On the Three Natures'. For he was the first to invent three hypostases and three persons of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and he is discovered to have filched this from Hermes and Plato (Source: Logan A. Marcellus of Ancyra (Pseudo-Anthimus), 'On the Holy Church': Text, Translation and Commentary. Verses 8-9. Journal of Theological Studies, NS, Volume 51, Pt. 1, April 2000, p.95 ).
Dean Matthews, DD, D. Litt.:
“It must be admitted by everyone who has the rudiments of an historical sense that the doctrine of the Trinity formed no part of the original message. St. Paul did not know it, and would have been unable to understand the meaning of the terms used in the theological formula on which the Church ultimately agreed” (God in Christian Experience, p. 180).
yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we exist.
“The evolution of the Trinity:
No responsible NT scholar would claim that the doctrine of the Trinity was taught by Jesus or preached by the earliest Christians or consciously held by any writer of the NT. It was in fact slowly worked out in the course of the first few centuries in an attempt to give an intelligible doctrine of God” (The Image of the Invisible God, SCM Press, 1982, Dr. A. T Hanson, Professor of Theology University of Hull) •
It might tend to moderation and in the end agreement, if we were industrious on all occasions to represent our own doctrine (the Trinity) as wholly unintelligible (Dr. Hey, Lectures in Divinity, 2, 235 •
The Trinity is a contradiction, indeed, and not merely a verbal contradiction, but an incompatibility in the human ideas conveyed. We can scarcely make a nearer approach to an exact enunciation of it, than of saying that one thing is two things. (Sadler’s Gloria Patri, p. 39, A. H. Newman).
No passage of Scripture asserts that God is three. If it be asked what I intend to qualify by the numeral three, I answer, anything which the reader pleases. There is no Scripture which asserts that God is three persons, three agents, three beings, three Gods, three spirits, three substances, three modes, three offices, three attributes, three divinities, three infinite minds, three some whats, three opposites, or three in any sense whatever. The truth of this has been admitted by every Trinitarian who ever wrote or preached on the subject.”
How the Church Fathers pronounced the creed of Jesus to be Heresy and Error!
Wolfson, The Philosophy of the Church Fathers, pp 361-363 The Church Fathers’ conception of the Trinity was a combination of Jewish monotheism and pagan polytheism, except that to them this combination was a good combination.. In fact, it was to them an ideal combination of what is best in Jewish monotheism and of what is best in pagan polytheism, and consequently they gloried in it and pointed to it as evidence of their belief. We have on this the testimony of Gregory of Nyssa, one of the great figures in the history of the philosophic formulation of the doctrine of the Trinity. His words are repeated by John of Damascus—the last of the Church Fathers. The Christian conception of God, argues Gregory of Nyssa, is neither the polytheism of the Greeks nor the monotheism of the Jews, and consequently it must be true. “For the Truth passes in the mean between these two conceptions, destroying each heresy, and yet, accepting what is useful to it from each. The Jewish dogma is destroyed by the acceptance of the Word and by belief in the Spirit, while the polytheistic error of the Greek school is made to vanish by the unity of the nature abrogating this imagination of plurality” (Oration Catechetica, 3)
Sir Anthony Farquhar Buzzard, biblical scholar, unitarian Christian theologian.
Sir Anthony Buzzard writes:
“11,000 of the various occurrences of the words for God (elohim, adonai, YAHWEH, ὁ θεός) in the whole Bible never once mean a Trinity.
SO when the Bible says GOD, it never means a Trinity. Yes, indeed GOD in the New Testament (ὁ θεός) means the Father of Jesus 1300 time. Jesus is referred to as “god” twice for sure, others are called God or gods, including, angels, and even glorified members of the Church.
In a Messianic sense as quoting Psalm 45:74.
In John 20:28, Thomas finally saw what he could not see in John 14:11, that God is seen in Jesus. Jesus was a Unitarian monotheist, agreeing with the Jew in Mark 12:29 and telling us that life in the age to come.
Salvation, is based on coming to know God, as the ONLY ONE who IS TRUE GOD. John 17:3).
God is one Person!!! There are thousands and thousands of singular personal pronouns for God Do you know what a singular personal pronoun means? “God” appears 4, 444 times, and never means a Triune God.
So noone in the Bible meant a triune God when he said GOD! Please produce a verse where GOD = Two or Three Persons.
The creed of Jesus and the Bible in Mk 12:29 is unitary monotheism Jesus then quotes the massively important Ps 110:1 to show that the one at the right hand is NOT God! That would make two GODS one talking to the other!! No one has seen GOD, as we know although Moses saw him partially But “no one has seen God at any time”
That includes Jesus if you say Jesus is God. By Sir Anthony Farquhar Buzzard, 3rd Baronet, ARCM (b. 28 June 1935), is a biblical scholar, unitarian Christian theologian, author and professor on the faculty of Atlanta Bible College. Restoration Fellowship.
Sir Isaac Newtons Quotes on the Trinity!
By Simon Brown:
How are we deceived? 1 John 2:22 writes: Who is the liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the Antichrist, he who denies the Father and the Son. W.E.B.
If we believe (Jesus The Son of The One True GOD) is the same One True GOD Jesus was born from, and that The One True GOD came as flesh as the MAN Jesus, we therefore DENY the Literal Father and the Literal Son, and this is how we are deceived.
Who is the liar but he who DENIES that Jesus is the (Christ). Christ means the Anointed One, Messiah, Christ, Original Word: Χριστός, οῦ, ὁ Transliteration: Christos Phonetic Spelling: (khris-tos’) Christ does NOT translate as (The One True GOD).
This is the Antichrist, he who denies the Father and the Son. 1 John 2:22.
IN VAIN DO THEY WORSHIP ME, TEACHING AS DOCTRINES THE COMMANDMENTS OF MEN.’” MATTHEW 15:9.
But small is the gate and narrow the way that leads to life, AND ONLY A FEW FIND IT.…Matthew 7:12 -14.
What MUST we believe?
We MUST believe the SIMPLE Biblical facts, and the SIMPLE Biblical facts are in Matthew 16:16, Simon Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” (Christ) means the Anointed One, Messiah, (Christ ) does NOT mean (The One True GOD).
But these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name. John 20:31.
Notice again we MUST: believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God John 20:31.
Matthew 16:16 and John 20:31 do NOT SAY we MUST believe Jesus is GOD, or that Jesus is the ONE TRUE GOD, but that Jesus is the (Christ), meaning the Anointed One by His ONE TRUE GOD, who is the Messiah The (Christ), AND DOES NOT MEAN CHRIST IS (THE ONE TRUE GOD).
I finish this article with the words from Jesus Himself declaring His Father is GOD Alone in John 17:3:
And this is eternal life, that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. John 17:3.
Jesus never, ever taught He was the One True GOD,
but only ever clearly said He is the Son of His One True GOD John 10:36.
It was shown to you so that you might know that Yahweh is God.
There is no one else besides him.
Deuteronomy 4:35. World English Bible
Simon Brown. http://wwwrealdiscoveriesorg-simon.blogspot.co.uk/
Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand! Matthew 11:15.
Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the SON of God? 1 John 5:5.
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