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Thursday, January 30, 2020

The Doctrine Of The Trinity

The Doctrine Of The Trinity Proven

By Francis Fawkes, Th.D.

Some critics and theologians have claimed that the Doctrine of the Trinity was unknown before the Council of Nicene in A.D. 325.  They claimed that the Council came up unanimously with this doctrine.

However, Justin Martyr in 150 A.D. declared with great clarity the doctrine of the Trinity was valid.  He and the early church fathers wrote that it was Jesus Christ who appeared to Moses in the burning bush.

Even further back than this, the Doctrine of the Trinity was recognized by the great Jewish rabbis.  The Jews of the first century believed that Jesus was God.  However, most Jews in later centuries rejected that claim.  But in a book called the Zohar written by Rabbi Simon Ben Jochai and his son, the doctrine of the original sin and the incarnation of Christ are expounded.

The Doctrine of the Trinity is also explicitly stated in Genesis 1:1 which says, "In the beginning God (Elohim) created the heavens and the earth."  In this passage "Elohim" literally means "Gods." - with "im" indicating masculine plural in Hebrew.  But this plural noun is treated like a singular noun because it takes a singular verb.  That verb is "bara" which means created out of nothing.  The plural "Elohim" has always been taken by the great rabbis of the first century to include God the Father; God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.  All three persons are one.  As a matter of fact the word "Trinity" comes from the Latin word "trinitas" or "trinitus" which means three in one!

There are also several scriptural passages that make it clear that Jesus is not subordinate to the Father, but co-eternal and co-equal and one with the Father.  In John1:1, it states that, "In the beginning was the word (logos) and the word was with God, and the Word was God."  Later on in verse 14, it states that: "And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us..."  This Word (logos) was Jesus.

In Philippians 2:6, it says of Jesus: “Who being in the form of God thought it not robbery to be equal with God."  Further on in verse 7, Paul states that: "He made Himself of no reputation, and took upon Him the form of a servant, and made in the likeness of men."  God then took on human flesh and was incarnated as Jesus.

In scripture, the disciple Philip asked Jesus in John 14:8, 9 to show him God.  Jesus replied to him that, "he that has seen me has seen the Father."

Finally, there is indisputable evidence for the Trinity in 1 John 5: 7 which reads:” for there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word (logos) and the Holy Spirit; these three are one."  In verse 14, the word (Jesus) became one.

Empirical evidence for the Trinity was given to the authoress Dr. Petti Wagner, who in her book "Murdered Heiress" literally describes the Trinity when God spoke to her as a ball of light and said let me show you who we are.  He then split into three separate orbs which formed a triangle.  God was the top sphere of light; Jesus was on his right and the Holy Spirit was on his left.  All three spheres spoke as one.  Each member of the Trinity was identifiable by his distinctive voice.

Another book, "Heaven - Third Encounters of a God Kind" by Jesse Duplantis, describes the authors visit to the throne room where he saw God.  He could not look Him in the face because no man can look at God and literally live.  However, he realized that Jesus came out of God to speak to the people in the throne room.  He noticed that Jesus was the only person that was able to look at God and live.