How Did This Idea Of Trinity (Three Person God) Begin? Judaism, Christianity, and Islam all share one fundamental concept: God is Supreme. He is our Creator. Islam refers to this God as tawhid. Moses wrote about one God in a biblical passage known as the âShemaâ¦âHear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lordâ (Deuteronomy 6:4) More than a thousand years later Jesus said, âThe first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; the Lord our God is one Lordâ¦â (Mark 12:29) Muhammad taught about 600 years laterâ¦âAnd your God is One God: There is no God but Heâ¦(Qurâan 2:163) There is no scripture in the Word of God that teaches about a god in three divine persons - the Father, the son and the Holy Spirit - in one divine being. Tertullian, a lawyer and presbyter of the third century Church in Carthage, was the first to use the word "Trinity" when he put forth the theory that the Son and the Spirit participate in the being of God, but all are of one being of substance with the Father. There was much controversy about the Trinity, and it all came to a head in 318 between men from a Church in Alexandria - Arius, the deacon, and Alexander, his bishop. Emperor Constantine stepped in to try to settle the dispute. Although the Christian dogma was a mystery to Constantine, he knew that it would be important to have a united church in order to maintain a strong kingdom. Constantine failed in his attempt to settle the dispute between Arius and Alexander, so he called for an ecumenical council in an effort to settle the matter once and for all. This council met in Nicea, just across the straits from what is now Istanbul, in the year 325, and consisted of 317 bishops. Athanasius accompanied his bishop to the council, and became recognized as a chief spokesman for the view that the Son was fully God, co-equal and co-eternal with the Father. Athanasius later confessed the the more he wrote about it, the less capable he was of expressing his thoughts regarding it.
Here are some excerpts from the Athanasian Creed: "...we worship one God in Trinity, and Trinity in Unity... for there is one Person of the Father, another of the Son, another of the Holy Ghost is all one... they are not three gods, but one God... the whole three persons are co-eternal and co-equal... he therefore that will be saved must thus think of the Trinity..." Where Is Trinity In The Bible? There is no mention of Trinity in the Bible. Many have tried to use certain verses to prove the false concept of a three person God, but the scriptures they use actually point to ONE TRUE God, and that One God according to the teaching of Jesus is Spirit...Jesus explained to a samaritan woman that God is seeking for true Worshippers to worship the Father in spirit and in truth. Jesus never taught anybody about God the father being the first person of a three person godhead.. When you try to believe a false interpretation and prove it to be true with the Word of God you only get yourself confused and prove that you do not know the real God. People who serve gods that are not real walk in darkness and do not see the error of their ways as they try to serve a god that is not there. I have actually showed people the words in Acts 2:38 and as they looked at the words they said, "I just don't see it." False God teachers often try to use Matt 28:19 to prove this false concept of a trinity god in three persons. When a person that is not hung up on the idea that we must believe in a three person God looks at Matt 28:19 they can clearly see what Matthew and Peter saw and obeyed as commissioned by the Lord. to go into all the world "...baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost" That is exactly what Peter taught in Acts 2:38 when he commanded baptism in the name of Jesus. Father is not the name of God. Son is not the name of God. Holy Ghost is not the name of God. JESUS is the name, and Matthew 28:19 calls for ONE NAME and not three titles to support an idea of an old confused bishop that couldn't even understand what he was trying to teach everybody to believe about God.
We do not need more interpretations about what God meant to say. The Word of God is written and settled, and God is looking for believers. If you can read the following words without trying to interpret them you may become a believer. I will be very blessed and happy when I find out that some people somewhere in this world found this website and started serving the one true God. There is ONE GOD. (Deuteronomy 6:4).This God is the creator of all things including heaven and earth. God made all living beings. He has revealed Himself to us as the Father in creation, the Son for redemption and the Holy Ghost as the indwelling Spirit of God.
God the Father is a Spirit (John 4:24). He is the Eternal One, the Creator of all things, and the Father of all humanity. ONE GOD is First and the Last, and beside Him there is no God. (Isaiah 44:6) There was no God formed before Him; neither shall be there any after Him (Isaiah 43:10). Jesus is the Son of God according to the flesh (Romans 1:3) and the very God Himself according to the Spirit (Matthew 1:23). Jesus is the Christ (Matthew 16:16); the creator of all things (Colossians 1:16-17); God with us (Matthew 1:23); The Word made flesh (John 1:1-14); God manifested in the flesh (I Timothy 3:16);He which was, which is, and which is to come, the Almighty (Revelation 1:8);the mighty God, everlasting Father, and Prince of peace (Isaiah 9:6). Jesus gave this explaination to his followers. "He that hath seen me hath seen the Father" (John 14:7-11) "I and my Father are one" (John 10:30). If we can believe these words from God we can trash all the teaching about a god in three persons. God's plan included the shedding of blood for the remission of sins(Hebrews 9:22), but the Spirit of God has no blood to shed. God prepared a body of flesh and blood (Hebrews 10:5)and presented himself to us in this body as a means to save us from sin. This Savior is not a seperate God, but rather the same God that was and is and is to come ALMIGHTY. God spoke through his prophet in Isiah 43:11, "Beside me there is no Saviour." When He came in flesh the angels sang, "For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord" (Luke 2:11).