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 31

Continued from Part 30

The problem with 1 John 5:7-8
It would seem that one of the best New Testament proofs for the Christian doctrine of a triune deity is found in 1 John 5:7-8.  However, this conclusion depends on which translation of the New Testament you are using.  Many modern translations do not include this supposed proof of a trinitarian deity.

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 21

Continued from Part 20

John 1:1
 It is in John 1:1 that the nature of the Logos (the Word) is explicitly stated.  The first verse of John, as translated in the King James Version, reads:  “In the beginning was the Word [ho logos], and the Word was with God [ton theon, accusative case of ho theos], and the Word was God [theos]” (John 1:1).  

NEW TESTAMENT REFUTATIONS OF THE TRINITY DOCTRINE – Part 11

Continued from Part 10

Jesus as an instrument of the Creator
Even the authors of John, Colossians, and Hebrews, who elevate Jesus to a point where he is viewed as the medium through whom things are done, do not claim that he is the Creator or part of a triune deity.  They consider him the supernatural instrument through which the Creator works:

NEW TESTAMENT REFUTATIONS OF THE TRINITY DOCTRINE – Part 10

Continued from Part 9

“I am”
John’s Jesus states: “‘Abraham your father rejoiced to see my day; and he saw it, and was glad.’  The Jews therefore said to him:  ‘You are not yet fifty years old, and have you seen Abraham?’  Jesus said to them:  ‘Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham came into being, I am’” (John 8:56-58).   Is the author of this Gospel claiming that Jesus is part of a triune deity when he has Jesus say, “before Abraham came into being, I am” (verse 8:58)?