THE TRINITY OR 1+1+1=1 By Bashir Habeeb Adeshola
The concept of the “Trinity” as originally adopted by Christianity three centuries after the departure of Jesus Christ and taught to Christians ever since is the merging of three entities into one similar entity while remaining three distinct bodies. In other words: Three bodies fold, blend or merge into one entity so that they become one entity while at the same time exhibiting the characteristics of three distinct and separate entities. It is described as a mystery.
The first definition of the “Trinity” was put forth in the fourth century by Athanasius. We read…
We worship one God in the Trinity, and Trinity in unity… for there is one person of the father, another of the son, another of the Holy Ghost… they are not three gods, but one God… the whole three persons are co-eternal and co-equal… (Excerpts from the Athanasian creed).
Jesus and his disciples never preached the belief in Trinity, and however, there is no single verse in the complete bible where you can find the following sentence “God is three in one or Jesus, Holy Spirit and God are one”. The only verse that has a similar text of the above lines is found in the book of 1 John 5:7. The text in 1 John varies in the Bibles.
The verse in 1 John 5:7 reads in the King James Version:
“For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one”. – (1 John 5:7 – KJV Bible)
The above words are simply not a part of the generally accepted New Testament manuscripts.
Most Bible commentaries that mention this addition claimed that it is a spurious comment added to the biblical text. And the words are clearly a gloss (an added note) and are rightly excluded by RSV (the Revised Standard Version) and the NET Bible even from its margins”
7. For there are three that testify,
8. the Spirit and the water and the blood, and these three are in agreement.” – (1 John 5:7-8 NET Bible)
The text in the revised standard version reads:
7. And the spirit is the witness, because the spirit is the truth.
8. There are three witnesses, the Spirit, the water and the blood; and these three agree. – (1John 7:8 RSV Bible)
Another off base text where the Trinitarian Christians shaped their treacherous belief of the Trinity from is in the book of Matthew 28:19. The message in the verse is another concocted falsehood written to support the established belief of the Trinity. Historically, the first Gospel to be written is the Gospel of Mark, then Matthew and Luke. Surprisingly, the message in the book of Mark varies from that of Matthew. We read…
And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.- (Mark:16:15 KJV Bible)
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost – (Matthew:28:19 KJV Bible)
The difference is obvious as the variance is succinct and distinct.
The variances in the biblical verses is as the results of continuous deduction, addition and correction to bring it in line with established beliefs, and that is why Tom Harpur says…
All but the most conservative of scholars agree that at least latter part of this command was inserted later. The formula occurs nowhere else in the New Testament, and we know from the only evidence available that the earliest church did not baptize people using these words. Thus it is argued that the verse originally read “baptizing them in my name” and was later expanded to work in the dogma…the command to baptize into the threefold name is a late doctrinal expansion (For Christ sake, Tom Harpur, p. 103)
When God Almighty sends down a revelation, He addresses it to the common man. God does not reveal the scriptures in a language that only the deep thinkers, the most learned scholars and those with Ph.D.s alone can understand. This is not to say that, it is not necessary to consult people of authority in times of difficulty regarding matters of secondary importance, however, if it were impossible for the common man to recognize from his scripture who God is or “who do I worship?” then I am sure you will agree that not very many people shall be guided to the truth.
Therefore, no single explicit verse where the Bible said Jesus, Holy Spirit and God are one whilst almost every single verse of the Bible contain information explaining the oneness of God. We read in the book of Isaiah…
Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else. – (Isaiah:45:22)
For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else. – (Isaiah 45:18)
That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside me. I am the LORD, and there is none else. – (Isaiah 45:6)
I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me -(Isaiah:45:5)
Additionally, we read about something similar in the book of Deuteronomy
Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD – (Deuteronomy 6:4)
Know therefore this day, and consider it in thine heart, that the LORD he is God in heaven above, and upon the earth beneath: there is none else -(Deuteronomy 4:39)
Conclusively, the oneness of Allah is mentioned in so many verses in the glorious Quran. Quran chapter 112 thoroughly explains the oneness of, we read:
قُلْ هُوَ ٱللَّهُ أَحَدٌ
Say, “He is Allah, [who is] One,
Allah, the Eternal Refuge.
لَمْ يَلِدْ وَلَمْ يُولَدْ
He neither begets nor is born,
وَلَمْ يَكُن لَّهُۥ كُفُوًا أَحَدٌۢ
Nor is there to Him any equivalent.”
God is one and he is never three in one.
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