NEW TESTAMENT REFUTATIONS OF THE TRINITY DOCTRINE – Part 34

Continued from Part 33

Leaving out reference to the holy sprit
In the opening salutation of Paul’s letters to various churches (Romans through Thessalonians) he sends personal greetings from “God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.”  If “the Holy Spirit” were an integral and personal part of a triune deity, then why does He not send His personal greetings as well? 

NEW TESTAMENT REFUTATIONS OF THE TRINITY DOCTRINE – Part 26

Continued from Part 25

PART 3:  THE PROBLEM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
 The impersonal nature of holy spirit

The spirit of God is not a being with its own identity and separate consciences.  It is divisible and able to be distributed as God sees fit.  For example, God took of the spirit that was upon Moses and put it upon the seventy elders of Israel (Numbers 11:17-25). 

NEW TESTAMENT REFUTATIONS OF THE TRINITY DOCTRINE – Part 8

Continued from Part 7

God:  undivided and without equal
How did John’s Jesus view the possibility of a division in the divine essence?  Chapter 17 of the Gospel of John records a prayer, which its author attributes to Jesus.  In verse 2 of this prayer, Jesus views himself as being sent by God, his Father, who “gave him authority over all mankind.”  But of his “Father” he is quoted, in verse 3, as saying that he is “the only true God.”  Jesus does not say, “We are the only true God,” or even, “You Father and the Holy Spirit are the only true God,” but refers his remarks solely to the God whom he depicts as “Father.”  

NEW TESTAMENT REFUTATIONS OF THE TRINITY DOCTRINE – Part 2

PART 2:  THE PROBLEM OF THE SON

The Master and the servant
There are many New Testament passages that refute the Christian doctrine of the Trinity.  An examination of statements attributed to Jesus by the Gospels, shows that he never said he was God or a part of God.  Jesus spoke of his Father in heaven as his God (John 20:17), to whom he attributed superior authority, knowledge, and greatness (Matthew 20:23, Mark 13:32, John 14:28).  The Trinity doctrine says “the Father” and “the Son” are coequal in power and substance, but what does the New Testament have to say?

Which version of Stephens’s Acts 7 speech is correct?

Stephen’s speech, made while he was supposedly “full of the Holy Spirit” (Acts 7:55), shows a number of distinct differences from that found in Christian versions of the Bible which follow the Jewish Masoretic text (Acts 7:14-16). If these differences were said while under the influence of the “Holy Spirit” should this not mean that Stephen’s version is correct and should be reflected in the appropriate texts found in Christian Bibles?