While the Bible stresses Christ as the proper focal point for all seekers of God, post-apostolic church leaders stress the Trinity instead. I have recently attempted to get proponents of the Trinity to present a scriptural case for it, but so far they have not done it.
Instead, proponents of the Trinity tend to assume it’s true and then proceed to read it into all sorts of Bible verses that don’t say anything about a Trinity. And when you don’t agree with these proponents, they tend become offended rather than offer a gentle explanation of the concept (a la 2 Timothy 2:24-26).
For example, I recently wrote a short post, The Biggest Problem with the Trinity. I made a comment similar to it on two blogs that I respect for their stand for Christ.
The first was Triablogue by Steve Hays (and others). You’ll find our exchange here (I show up as “blogforthelordjesus” in the comment string). The other was Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth by Nick Norelli. You’ll find that exchange here (I show up as Mike Gantt in the comment string.) (By the way, I always try to comment in my own name – that is, Mike Gantt – but different blogs have different, and sometimes confusing, outputs when you enter comments.)
Note that neither Steve nor Nick wanted to engage on the subject, even when I tried to narrow the focus to something that would take less time. I don’t know why these proponents of the Trinity do not make a biblical case for their concept, but it’s clear that they didn’t.
Maybe I’ll try them again. And I’ll try others as well.
Be assured that I raise this topic for the purpose that we might better know and obey God. Mere philosophical discussion wastes precious time.
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