by Rev. Jack Barr
On the history of the Trinity, That it was originally a pagan that decided on that doctrine. (Constantine - around 300 AD) then got baptized on his death bed. Doesn't that give you a warm fuzzy feeling?
The teachings of the trinity doctrine being created by Constantine around 300 AD is a lie and is shown to be so by the Bible itself. The Trinity Doctrine goes all the way back to the creation of the world.
It is true that the word "Trinity" is not in the Bible. However any English dictionary will tell you that a "Trinity" is three of anything. And what we have here that we call the "Trinity" is a reference to the three part Godhead of the Almighty God, which He has revealed to us.
Those who hate the Trinity Doctrine have tried to remove all that they can about it out of the new translations of the Bible. In the KJV 1611 and all of the English bibles, and the scriptures they were based on all show 1 John 5:7 as reading "For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost; and these three are one." Compare this to Matthew 28:19 where we are to baptize by naming the three parts of the Godhead. "of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost".
In Genesis 1:1 the Hebrew word "Elohiym" being translated into English as "God", is a Plural word with a singular meaning, according to the Hebrew language. Thus the Scriptures begins with a hint that the One and Only God has multiple parts.
Genesis 1:2 now shows that God has a part of him that is called "the Spirit". We now have two parts of the One God. God Himself and His Spirit.
Genesis 1:26 Again shows that God has more than one part: "And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness; . . . . ."
John 1:1 tells us that another part of the One and Only God is "the Word", the Word of God, which was with God in the beginning and Is God. And in v3, we are told that the Word of God made everything.
We now havethree parts of the Godhead, God, His Spirit, and His Word. This we call the Trinity, the three distinct parts of the One God. John 1:14 tells us that it is this Word of God that came down to take on flesh (The Son of God is The Word of God which is God).
Now let us turn back to the Old Testament for documentation of the Trinity:
Isaiah 48:16-17 "Come near unto me, hear this: I have not spoken in secret from the beginning; from the time that it was, there am I; and now the Lord God, and his Spirit, hath sent me. Thus saith the Lord, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: I am the Lord thy God, who teacheth thee to profit, who leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go."
Here is the Trinity. An examination of this chapter shows that it is God himself who is speaking here. The three parts of the Godhead. Three parts of the One and Only God. The Redeemer, we know is Jesus Christ, who is also the Holy One of Israel. These are not three separate Gods, they are three parts of One God working in total unity.
We can now see that this doctrine of the Trinity has been there since the world was formed, all through the Old Testament, all through the New Testament, and is still there today, even if there are many who wish to ignore, or to disbelieve. Thus, to say that it was a Pagan that invented the Trinity is to say that God Himself is a Pagan. The doctrine of the Trinity has been here thousands of years before Emperor Constantine.
Rev. Jack Barr