Where You Would Expect to See the Trinity, You Don’t

Trinitarians are fond of quoting 2 Corinthians 13:14 as a proof text for the trinity doctrine.  It is hardly that.  This verse simply mentions the Lord Jesus Christ, God, and the Holy Spirit all in the same sentence.  That’s hardly a basis for justifying the trinity doctrine.  If anything, it’s a basis for understanding them separately, not combined in an incomprehensible construct of multiple “persons” in a singular “being.”

Interestingly, there are other passages which speak of three divine entities which trinitarians probably wish they could point to in the way they do to 2 Corinthians 13:14, but such passages won’t even serve those purposes.

For example, in the middle of His diatribe against the Pharisees, Jesus mentions in one breath the Teacher, the Father, and the Leader (Matthew 23:8-10).  I’m sure the trinitarians wish He’d said the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (though, as we saw above, even that wouldn’t prove anything).  The additional problem for Trinitarians in Matthew 23:8-10 is that Jesus is referring to Himself in all three cases, and Isaiah bears Him witness: Jesus is the Teacher (Isaiah 30:20), the Father (Isaiah 9:6), and the Leader (Isaiah 55:4).

For more on this subject, see:

There Is No Trinity; There Is Christ

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The Lord Inherited His People – He Had Bequeathed Them to Himself!

The Lord’s people are His inheritance (Deuteronomy 32:9; Psalm 28:9; 33:12; 106:40).

The Lord Jesus Christ inherited the people of God from God the Father (Hebrews 2:13) who had made Jesus heir of all things (Hebrews 1:2).  Thus God’s people were bequeathed to the rightful heir – the Lord Jesus Christ.

Of course, the person doing the bequeathing and the person receiving the bequeathing we now know were the same person.  God became Christ that He might redeem us all.  God left all to Christ that He might receive all as Christ.

No wonder the Scripture tells us to die to ourselves and live to God; it’s a trail that God Himself has blazed (“Dying” to His former life as Creator that He might live to His new life as Redeemer).

For more on this subject, see:

There Is No Trinity; There Is Christ

Posts to Date on the Trinity Versus Christ

“I Take My Refuge” – Chorus

This chorus is taken from Psalms Alive! III, released in 1986 by Maranatha! Music.  It is based on Psalm 11.  I love to hear them belt out the antiphonal line “I take my refuge!”  That’s just how strongly we should feel about the wondrous shelter we find in our Lord Jesus Christ!

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“There Is None Like You” – Chorus

There is truly – truly – none like the Lord Jesus Christ.

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