The Trinity

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The doctrine of the Trinity was the result of councils held by Emperors Constantine I and Theodosius I in the 4th century A.D. It was created to reject Biblical Christianity in favor of Roman paganism by pagan Roman emperors.

A Godhead of Three is Biblical

There is definitely a Godhead of three as seen from 1 John 5.

Not the Same Being

However, the doctrine of the Trinity as invented by Catholicism in the 4th century A.D., that God the Father, Jesus the Son of God, and the Holy Spirit are the same being is entirely unBiblical.

Jesus is a Created Being

The Bible clearly shows that Jesus is a created being, the original creation of God the Father. While Jesus is superior to the rest of Creation, and made everything else that exists (Colossians 1:16-19) He did not always exist.

Christians Are One in the Same Way

They are one in the same sense we are one with God, because they indwell one another spiritually the same way Jesus and God the Father indwell Christians who believe in Jesus. However, they are not the same being.

God the Father is Greater Than Jesus

This clearly does not mean they are the same being though with no distinctions, or Jesus would not have said His Father was greater than He was. And Jesus of course is clearly greater than we are.

God the Father Has More Knowledge Than Jesus

A Progression of Authority

Paul elsewhere speaks of this progression of authority, the church is subject to Jesus (Ephesians 5:20-24), and Jesus to God the Father.


Constantine and the Edict of Milan

Roman Catholicism essentially began with the Edict of Milan issued by Emperor Constantine I of the Roman Empire in 313 A.D., which established a policy of religious toleration and freedom for those who accepted the new Roman definition of Christianity (as will be seen, the real Christians were quickly declared heretics and persecuted).[1] Nonetheless, in spite of Constantine's claim of a vision of 'Christianity' causing him to convert, his sincerity is questioned by historians:

Thus Constantine, in accusing others of heresy, was in fact a heretic himself.

Council of Arles

Although the Council of Nicaea is better known, it was preceded by the Council of Arles; both of which were called by Emperor Constantine to address schisms in the Christian Church. The Council of Arles (314 A.D.) dealt with the Donatist Controversy. The Donatists were the dominant force in the Eastern Orthodox Church at the time, and insisted that Christians who had rejected the faith under persecution by Emperor Diocletian ('traditors' or traitors to the Christian faith) should not be allowed back into the Christian Church or recognized as clergy.[3][4] Thus the Catholic Church was initially defined, from its earliest beginnings, by its support for those who had betrayed the Christian faith.

Council of Nicaea

The Council of Nicaea was convened in 325 A.D. by Emperor Constantine I to settle the Arian Controversy. The Arians insisted that Jesus was created by God the Father and that they were separate beings, consistent with Biblical teachings. In spite of this, Constantine originated the unBiblical and illogical doctrine of the Trinity, that God the Father, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit are the same identical being; and that Jesus was never created. Constantine and the Catholic Church responded by declaring the Arians heretics and creating the Nicene Creed to declare that God the Father, Jesus the Son of God, and the Holy Spirit are all a single being, despite the fact that Jesus repeatedly prayed to God the Father and taught His disciples that His Father was greater than He.[6]

Theodosius I

The reign of Emperor Theodosius I, first as Emperor of the East from 379-92 A.D., and later as Emperor of both the East and West sides of the Roman Empire, marked the beginning of Roman Catholicism as the official religion of the Roman Empire. On February 27, 380 A.D. Theodosius proclaimed the Edict of Thessalonica declaring that Catholicism would be the new religion of the Roman Empire and that the Arians were heretics.[7] A year later in 381 A.D., Theodosius called the Second Ecumenical Council, also called the Council of Constantinople, declaring the Nicene Creed and the Doctrine of the Trinity to be the official creeds of the new Catholic Roman Empire.[8]

Nonetheless, Theodosius himself was no Christian. In 390 A.D. he was excommunicated for having 7,000 people killed in retaliation because the city dared to criticize his imprisonment of a charioteer. He ordered a chariot race, and when the crowd entered, had the gates locked and then his soldiers slaughtered the crowd indiscriminately. For this act he was temporarily excommunicated by Ambrose, the Bishop of Milan, until doing penance. He also persecuted the Arians.[7]

In essence, Emperors Constantine and Theodosius declared a fake religion in place of the real Christianity, preserving Roman paganism in the guise of Christianity, and continued persecuting the real Christians like the Donatists and Arians, who were now termed heretics.

The Trinity is a Heresy

The doctrine of the Trinity keeps us from knowing God's true nature, and respecting and coming to God the Father and Jesus, the Son of God, as they truly are. The doctrine of the Trinity disrespects both God the Father and Jesus, the Son of God, by denying the very existence of Jesus as an individual Being; it is the spirit of antichrist.

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