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Friday, July 25, 2008

The Trinity

This concept of “three Gods in one” conflicts with Judaism with their monotheism. As it did with Sunday and Easter, this was the church’s attack on Judaism and cutting the people’s ties to them and to the Old Testament. It raised the Church and the New Testament in supremacy in the minds of the people. This is why the bishops fought so hard to hold on to the trinity idea.

Constantine, whose only interest in the Nicaean Council was the unification of the empire, voted for the trinity, giving the final word on the subject.

Thus, using theology, the Church discomfited their competitor in Judaism. But there were other competitors. The Arians were also a force of contention. Though Christian, they were not catholic, i.e. confederate with the most idolatrous sector of Christianity.

Again, to unify his kingdom, Constantine in connection with a politically maneuvering church leadership, denounced Arius and anathematized his books.

Another reason the church desired the trinity doctrine was because they had lost the love of God to the extent that their souls were black with Satan’s presence. Spiritual formation or “channeling” had taken the place of prayer.

“He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.” (Prov. 28:9). The control of Satan drove those in the church to seek stronger measures to have peace of mind than simple trusting in a God who hears them. Their minds were prevented from communion with God; the Holy Spirit of God had left them.

Thus the common practice from Egypt of visualizing peace through transcendental meditation moved into the church. The trinity gave an object to visualize in their mystical meditation, and that ancient heathen practice became accepted as heaven ordained. Yet it was simply mental idolatry with the trinity as a mental icon. Meditation on God through His word vanished from the Church and they never regained their high position the apostles gave it. Deeper and deeper the Church traversed the path to hell.

The trinity also satisfied the curiosity of the unconverted church. They had “figured out” the mysteries of the Holy Spirit. They knew what it was, even though they were unconverted and separated from God when they arrived at their understanding. The intellect was the only thing brought to the study.

Yet the Bible clearly states that that is not the way to understand God. “But God hath revealed them unto us by His Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.” (1Cor. 2:10-14). “The secret things belong unto the Lord our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.” (Deut. 29:29).

Another point against the trinity doctrine is the atmosphere of hatred and debate that surrounded its approval in the council. Such animosity rained upon all present that pagan Constantine had to act as arbitrator. “But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish. For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.” (Jas. 3:14-16). “If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness; he is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings, perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.” (1Tim. 6:3-6).

The “fathers’” attitudes alone should leave us highly suspicious of the trinity doctrine. I believe in the Holy Spirit and its work of calling, conversion, cleansing, and commissioning us. But beyond that we should leave the mysteries of the Godhead to their proper sphere. Let’s not trample on holy ground with our unholy theological feet.

And let’s not allow our deep feelings for ancient traditions of an apostatized Christianity to cause us to be pulled into the rising and ominous power of the neo-Papacy now coalescing into the final beast power. Soon it will be back to its old self of the Dark Ages. Soon it will unleash the Inquisition and force the whole world to serve Mary and the Trinity, on pain of confiscation of property and of death.

3 Comments:

Blogger laughing crow said...

Interesting and insightful article. I would like to point out that 'Transcendental Meditation'is not a generic name for all forms of meditation, but is a specific technique taught by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, and is unique among meditation practices. It is an effortless technique for 'transcending' that was revived by Maharishi, who worked with scientists around the world for 50 years to establish the benefits of the TM technique on the empirical grounds of science. Check out the Ask the Doctors website to hear what doctors and scientists say about the TM technique. The NIH was granted over $24 million to scientists to research the effects of the TM program on health. It's a truly valuable program.

7/25/2008 8:07 AM  
Blogger David said...

Thank you, Laughing crow. I did go to your blogsite and read the article on TM. I never heard of "Stress-Free Schools" but I will keep my ear open for it.

I actually fear TM and any kind of meditation where a person empties his mind with a mantra and mental imaging. But I do enjoy meditating on the Bible and its powerful statements. I find great peace from examining the lives and words of those who wrote or were wrote about in the scriptures.

As you can see in my other posts, there is a real motivating strength, to love or to be good, that comes from watching or listening to those who did love and were good.

Take care, Laughing Crow. Love you, brother.

7/25/2008 4:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As for me any kind of meditation other than from the Bible is human fruitless efforts to find peace of mind and runing away from stress.

I find peace in what the peace giver said in Mat 11:28

Nsubuga Daniel

7/30/2008 7:01 AM  

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