The Trinity is probably the most popular doctrine of Christianity. It has been widely preached within the churches around the world. They even came up with a complex “image” which is supposed to explain their theory of the Trinity. It shows how Jesus, the Spirit and the Father are “one and the same instance”:
But is this concept actually biblical? Or is it just another form of interpretation? Did Jesus really teach us anything about the Trinity? The best way to answer this question is to examine the Bible and especially Jesus own statements.
Let us start out with God Himself. The first great mistake of the Trinity is to separate God and the Spirit from each other. Because God is the Spirit! Jesus himself makes this statement. And the Old Testament says nothing else. Already the beginning of the Bible says that the Spirit of God moves over the waters:
In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. (Genesis 1:1-2)
If this passage didn’t already clarify that God is the Creator AND the Spirit, we should take a look at the 10 Commandments in the Bible. One of these commandments forbids us to make an image of God. To make an image of Him would be like the worship of another, false god. That God tells us that we shouldn’t make any image of Him, clearly shows us that there is no image of Him. He doesn’t resemble anything. Neither in heaven nor on earth. He is the invisible God.
I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments. (Exodus 20:2-6)
But what does it mean if God doesn’t correspond to anything that exists in heaven or on earth? It simply means that God is Spirit. And spirit is invisible. God doesn’t have an appearance, which means that Jesus cannot be God. However, the Spirit of God can dwell in Jesus!
For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. (Colossians 2:8-9)
Is the Trinity biblical? Jesus says: God is spirit!
Who is Jesus?
The word became flesh
Jesus is the Son of God
The Trinity is not biblical, because everyone can become a child of God
Conclusion: The Trinity is not in the Bible
Old Testament: Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord. (Deuternomy 6:4)
New Testament: And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord. (Mark 12:29)
And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. (John 17:3)
For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time. (1 Thimothy 2:5-6)