In the previous post, Ten Ways That the Trinity Contradicts Christ, I focused on the way that Trinitarian doctrine speaks against the biblical doctrine of Christ. Of course, Trinitarians, for the most part, do this inadvertently. They don’t mean to devalue Jesus Christ, but that is the outcome of their teaching.
Actually, the issue goes even deeper. If you will read back through the verses I mentioned in the previous post you will see that Trinitarians have displaced Christ from the exalted position that these verses give Him. Furthermore, they have replaced Christ with the man-made doctrine of Trinity. [I say “man-made” advisedly because it is beyond dispute that it was defined and promulgated by church councils, not by apostles and prophets who spoke by the Holy Spirit.]
To demonstrate what I mean by “displace,” I am going to reproduce all ten verses but then substitute the word “Trinity” or “Triune God” or “the Holy Trinity” for the word “Christ,” or “Son” and so on. You will then see that this is, generally speaking, how Trinitarians read these verses, even though they are usually not aware that they are changing the meaning.
The Ten Verses As Trinitarians Would Have Them:
(altered words are italicized; original quotations are from the NASB)
Colossians 1:18 He is also head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that the Trinity Itself will come to have first place in everything.
Ephesians 1:10 with a view to an administration suitable to the fullness of the times, that is, the summing up of all things in the Triune God, things in the heavens and things on the earth. In the Trinity
Colossians 2:9 For in the Trinity all the fullness of Deity dwells in mystical form,
1 John 5:11-12 And the testimony is this, that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in the Trinity. He who has the Triune God has the life; he who does not have the Triune God does not have the life.
1 John 2:23 Whoever denies the Trinity does not have the Father; the one who confesses the Trinity has the Father also and the Son…and the Holy Spirit.
2 John 1:9 Anyone who goes too far and does not abide in the teaching of the Trinity, does not have God; the one who abides in the teaching, he has both the Father and the Son…and the Holy Spirit.
Jude 1:4 For certain persons have crept in unnoticed, those who were long beforehand marked out for this condemnation, ungodly persons who turn the grace of our God into licentiousness and deny our only Master and Lord, the Holy Trinity.
2 Corinthians 11:3 But I am afraid that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds will be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to the Triune God.
Philippians 1:21 For to me, to live is the Trinity and to die is gain.
Acts 4:10-11 let it be known to all of you and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead–by this name this man stands here before you in good health. “The Trinity is the STONE WHICH WAS REJECTED by you, THE BUILDERS, but WHICH BECAME THE CHIEF CORNER stone.
Trinitarians would deny that they read these verses in this way, but listening to Trinitarian teaching you have to acknowledge that they have made “the Trinity” more important than the Christ and that what I’ve portrayed above is the net effect on these verses and the many others that are like them. Thus Trinitarians have obscured Christ (which is what I called The Biggest Problem with the Trinity).
To learn more about Christ versus the Trinity, see: