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N S B Notes: TRINITY


TRINITY

In the Beginning Man Created God!
And one was not enough.
So he created three,
And called them Holy Trinity.

RELIGIOUS TRIADS EXISTED FOR CENTURIES IN BABYLON: Many centuries before the time of Christ, back at the very beginning of civilization, there were trinities of gods in ancient Babylonia and Assyria. It was common in the ancient world to group pagan gods in threes or triads.
Egypt, Greece, and Rome were noted for following trinitarian practices in the centuries before, during, and after Christ. After the death of the apostles, these pagan beliefs slowly became a part of Christianity. According to the Encylopedia Americana, “Fourth century Trinitarianism was a deviation from early Christian teaching.”

A Dictionary of Religious Knowledge calls our attention to an important fact about the Trinity Doctrine. It says that the Trinity “is a corruption borrowed from the heathen religions, and ingrafted on the Christian faith.” The more you research the history of mankind the more apparent it becomes that the Christian teaching of the Trinity is entirely pagan.

THE HOLY SCRIPTURES: Look at the teachings of the prophets found in the Hebrew Scriptures. Do they even once speak of a Trinity as the “central doctrine” of faith? No! They always speak about one God, who demands exclusive devotion. Search the teachings of Jesus Christ and his apostles in the Christian Greek Scriptures and see for yourself that they emphatically preached One God, and father of us all! It is obvious, man created the Trinity!

MONOTHEISTIC: Belief that there is only one true God. The Holy Scriptures present Jehovah God as the one and only God. (John 4:23) (1 Corinthians 8:5-6) He requires exclusive devotion. (Nahum 1:2) (Exodus 20:2-5) (John 14:28) (Matthew 22:36-38) The Bible specifically states that the true God was and is the Father of Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 8:4-6) The theory of “three gods in one” does not respect Jehovah God’s requirement for exclusive devotion stated at Deuteronomy 4:24, and it is not found in the Bible. There is only one true God, not three! The word monotheistic is also not found in the Holy Scriptures, but the concept is present throughout the context of the Bible.

Read Deuteronomy 4:35, “To you it is shown that you might know that the LORD, He is God; there is no other besides Him.” NASB. Also read Deuteronomy
4:39, “Know therefore this day, and consider in thine heart, that the LORD he [is] God in heaven above, and upon the earth beneath; [there is] none else.” KJV. How much clearer must that be stated? The LORD is God and there is no other besides Him!

TRINITY DOCTRINE, A ROMAN CATHOLIC CREATION: The Trinity Doctrine was officially adopted by the Roman Catholic Church nearly 300 years after Christ! The apostles had completed the writing of the Christian Greek Scriptures 250 years before the Catholic Church approved of the Trinity Doctrine. The Catholic Encylopedia will verify that fact.

It was a gradual process that took many years and much debate but in the year 325 C.E. the Creed of the Council of Nicaea was approved and the teaching of the Trinity became formalized in the church. Arius, a priest in
Alexandria denied the dogma from the church that Jesus was God incarnate. He claimed it to be false doctrine and contrary to Holy Scriptures. The Emperor Constine convoked a church council at Nicaea in 325 to organize the Catholic Church against the teaching of Arius.

The Council of Constantinople also approved the teaching of the Trinity in 381 C.E. Previous to this in the year 200 C.E. Tertullian quoted the old Roman Creed which was completely devoid of any reference to the Trinity. The New Simplified Bible features the true monotheistic God, one God, not three in one!

TRADITIONS OF MEN, False Doctrine: The Jewish leaders were following the commands of men as doctrines. (Matthew 15:9) Jesus said that by their tradition they made God’s Word invalid, overstepping the commands of God. (Matthew 15:3-6) Neither Jesus nor the writers of the Christian Greek Scriptures ever spoke anything that was not absolutely found in the Holy Scriptures. (2 Timothy 3:16, 17)

Jesus Christ and the first century Christian leaders never gave permission to add new doctrine and traditions to the teachings of the Holy Scriptures. Christian leaders of the third, fourth and fifth centuries added a large number of new doctrine and traditions to the church. (1 Timothy 1:3; 6:3-5) This is especially true of the Roman Catholic Church. However, most of the church organizations that broke away from the Catholic Church retained these questionable doctrines and added their own. This apostate practice has been going on since the first century.

CHURCH LEADERS CLAIM DIVINE AUTHORITY TO TEACH TRINITY: Church leaders proclaim that God has given them divine authority to write new teachings and traditions. It is not uncommon for a religious leader to claim that God speaks to him directly. In spite of the fact that interpretation belongs to God, church leaders continue to make up their own doctrines. (2 Peter 1:20) (Genesis 40:8) (Revelation 22:9)

TRINITARIAN CONSPIRACY: A conspiracy is a plot to carry out some harmful or illegal act. The act of teaching millions of church members that Jesus Christ is one and the same spirit person as Jehovah God is an organized conspiracy. It is a deliberate attempt to persuade people that God’s Word does not state that “the LORD, He is God; there is no other besides Him.” (Deuteronomy
4:35 NASB) It is a deliberate and highly organized conspiracy to overthrow the Truth from the Bible!

TRINITY NOT FOUND IN THE BIBLE: This word is not found in the Holy Scriptures. In fact the entire context of the Bible does not support a mysterious three-persons-in-one spirit being. Jesus instructions at Matthew 28:18-20 identify three spirit entities, but do not say they are three in one. Paul’s salutation at 2 Corinthians 13:14 identify the three separate spirit entities, but do not say they belong to a trinity. God does not share his name or glory with anyone. (Isaiah 42:8, 44:6; 48:11) The unity emphasized at Ephesians 4:3-6 proves He is a monotheistic God, one God and Father of all. (SEE N S B Notes: HOLY SPIRIT, “WHO” OR “WHAT?”)

NEW SIMPLIFIED BIBLE, THE OTHER NON-TRINITARIAN BIBLE: Of the nearly 350 complete “New Testaments” and 102 complete translations of the entire “Old and New Testaments” translated into English since 1450 Common Era, more than 95 percent have been “Trinitarian Biased.” The New Simplified Bible is Not Trinitarian Biased! John 1:1, 18;
8:58; 10:34-36; 14:10, 17; 16:13-15; Exodus 3:14, 15 and many other references give evidence of this.

JESUS CHRIST: Hebrew: Jehoshua, meaning Jehovah Is Salvation. Jesus Christ is the name and title of the Son of God. He is the only begotten Son. Jesus paid the ransom sacrifice for mankind. (Matthew 20:28) (1 Timothy 2:6) (1 John 2:1, 2) He is referred to as the Word of God. He is now at the right hand of God. (Acts
7:55) (Hebrews 10:12) Jesus Christ and his anointed will rule as kings over the earth. (Revelation 5:8-14) Jesus is the expression of God’s love for mankind. (John 3:16, 36)

John 1:1 is translated using the same words in nearly every translation. This translation is different! If you believe Jesus is God the wording here should not disturb your beliefs, for he was and is like his Father. If you accept God’s own statement that Jesus is the Son of God the rendering in The New Simplified Bible will fit your theology. The following is the way you will find it in this translation along with related notes: (John 1:1) “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and Word was like God.”

(Strong’s Bible Dictionary: Theos: God, a god, magistrate, deity, godly or God-like) (Family relationship, son with father) (Logos en pros Theos; Jesus Christ the Word was with {pros} God) Transliteration: In the beginning was Jesus Christ the Son of God, and Jesus Christ the Son of God was with God, and Jesus Christ the Son of God was like his Father, God. Another way to state this: “The Word was in the beginning, and the Word was with God, and the Word was like God. This is a family relationship, son with father. “Logos en pros Theos.” Jesus Christ the Word (Logos) was with (pros) God. And Jesus Christ was like, his Father, God (Theo's). (1 Corinthians 11:3; 15:27, 28) (John 1:18) (Philippians 2:6) (Acts
7:55) (Hebrews 10:12) GREEK: “kai theos en ho logos.” ENGLISH: and God-like was the Word.

If God was a Trinity, Jesus would also be “like God.” Since God is not a Trinity, it is even more important to convey the fact that he is still like his Father and his God. (John 20:17) (Revelation 3:12) After all, being second only to God in the universe is very close to being a deity. At this very moment Jesus is at the right hand of the Almighty God, Jehovah. (Acts
7:55) (Hebrews 1:3; 10:12)

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Non-Trinitarian Bible Translations

COMPARE John 1:1: Approximately four hundred English translations of the Christian Greek Holy Scriptures have been written over the past five hundred years. Of this total, only eight have rendered John 1:1 with wording that is different then the usual Trinitarian statement: “the Word was God”. They are as follows:

1867 Inspired Version also called Joseph Smith Translation: “the Son was of God.”
1922 Moffatt New Translation: “the Word was divine.”
1931 American Translation (Smith-Goodspeed): “the Word was divine.”
1942 Emphatic Diaglott: “a god was the Word.”
1958 Authentic New Testament: “the Word was divine.”
1961 New World Translation: “the Word was a god.”
1885 Original New Testament: “so the Word was divine.”
2003 New Simplified Bible: “the Word was like God.”

One might conclude that Jesus Christ, the Word, was part of a trinity while reading that “the Word was divine”. So we could eliminate these translations. And the Joseph Smith Translation is highly questionable at best. So let’s eliminate it too! The Emphatic Diaglott is an Interlinear Greek-to-English publication with very awkward English.

COMPARE John 14:10: Now let’s compare how John
14:10 is translated in several modern translations. The phrase in question is “I am in the Father” and “the Father is in me.” One would think that Jesus and the Father were one and the same being from this wording. However, they translated the Greek word “en” to the English word “in.” It can also be translated “with.” Notice the comparison:

1769 Authorized Version of KJV: “I am in the Father.”
1902 Rotherham Bible: “I am in the Father.”
1933 George M Lamsa Translation: “I am with the Father.”
1961 New World Translation: “I am in union with the Father.”
1989 New Revised Standard Version: “I am in the Father.”
1995 New American Standard Bible: “I am in the Father.”
2000 New International Version: “I am in the Father.”
2003 New Simplified Bible: “I am with the Father.”

Nearly all English Bible translations use the phrase “I am in the Father” at John
14:10. This time we find three translations that do not emphasize the false and mysterious Trinity. They are the New World Translation, George M Lamsa Translation, and the New Simplified Bible.

COMPARE John 8:58: Take a closer look at John 8:58. Most Bible translations use the deliberate Trinitarian phrase, “Before Abraham was, I am.” This is Jesus Christ the Son of God speaking. They want you to think that phrase “I am” means God. But does it? Or does it simply mean “I exist (existed).” The word they translated “am” is from the Greek “eimi.” It has several meanings including: am, exist, and was. Notice how the the translations compare:

1611 King James Version: “I am”
1901 American Standard Version: “I am”
1933 George M Lamsa Translation: “I was”
1961 New World Translation: “I have been”
1989 New Revised Standard Version: “I am”
1995 New American Standard Bible: “I am”
2ooo New International Version: “I am”
2003 New Simplified Bible: “I existed before Abraham was born”

Again we find the same three translations that champion the true God of the Bible, a Monotheistic Deity. They are the New World Translation, George M Lamsa Translation, and the New Simplified Bible.

COMPARE Exodus 3:14: This is where the devious conspiracy begins! The Trinitarian translators mislead the unsuspecting Bible student at the very begininng of the the Holy Scriptures. The Hebrew word that they translate “I AM WHO I AM” is “hayah.” It can be translated “am”, “have been”, “will become”, “exist”, remain”, “will be”. Look at these translation comparisons:

1611 King James Version: “I AM THAT I AM”
1901 American Standard Version: “I AM THAT I AM”
1933 George M Lamsa Translation: “I am AHIAH ASHAR HIGH, (that is, THE LIVING GOD)
1961 New World Translation: “I SHALL PROVE TO BE WHAT I SHALL PROVE TO BE”
2003 New Simplified Bible: “[I exist and] I WILL BE WHO I WILL BE.”

 

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