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You can't take one scripture out of the whole Bible and base your beliefs on it.
The Bible's not like a buffet you can't take from it what you want and leave the rest.
It is said that some Bible texts offer proof in support of the trinity. However, when reading such texts, we should keep in mind that the Biblical and historical evidence does not support the trinity.
Any Bible reference offered as proof must be understood in the context of the consistent teaching of the entire Bible. Very often the true meaning of such a text is clarified by the context of the surrounding verses.
At John 1:1 (The King James Version) reads: "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God." Trinitarians claim that this means that, "the Word" (Greek, ho lo'gos) who came to earth as Jesus Christ was Almighty God himself.
Note, however, that here again the context lays the groundwork for accurate understanding. Even the 'King James version' says, "the Word was WITH God." Someone who is "with" another person cannot be the same as that other person. In agreement with this, the Journal Of Biblical Literature, edited by Jesuit Joseph Fitzmyer, notes that if the latter part of John 1:1 were interpreted to mean "the" God, this would then contradict the preceeding clause, which says that the Word was WITH God.
So John 1:1 highlights the quality of the word, that he was divine, "godlike" a god but not almighty God. This harmonizes with the rest of the Bible, which shows that Jesus, here called "the Word" in his role as God's spokesman, was an obedient subordinate sent to earth by his superior, Almighty God.
While the word "Trinity" is not found in the Bible, is at least the idea of the trinity taught clearly in it?
The Encyclopedia Of Religion,
admits: "Theologians today are in agreement that the Hebrew Bible does not contain a doctrine of the Trinity.
The New Catholic Encyclopedia, also states, "The doctrine of the Holy Trinity is not taught in the Old Testament."
What about the Christian Greek Scriptures (New Testament)do they speak clearly of the Trinity?
Once again, The Encyclopedia of Religion says, "Theologians agree that the New Testament also does not contain an explicit doctrine of the Trinity."
The New Encyclopedia Britannica observes: "Neither the word Trinity nor the explicit doctrine appears in the New Testament."
If you do careful research on the origin of this doctrine you will find that it stems from forms of Greek Mythology, mostly Neo-Platoism and the philosophies of a Jew named Philo.
This resulted in the teaching being brought into the church through a series of church councils and finally adopted in the Athanasian Creed.
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