How did TRINITY come about ?
The majority of Christians, when asked to explain this fundamental doctrine of their faith, can offer nothing more than I believe it because I was told to do so. It is explained away as mystery yet the Bible says in 1 Corinthians 14:33 that:
... God is not the author of confusion ...
The Unitarian denomination of Christianity has kept alive the teachings of Arius in saying that God is one; they do not believe in the Trinity. As a result, mainstream Christians abhor them, and the National Council of Churches has refused their admittance. In Unitarianism, the hope is kept alive that Christians will someday return to the preachings of Jesus:
... Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and Him only shalt thou serve. (Luke 4:8)
Islam and the Matter of the Trinity
While Christianity may have a problem defining the essence of God, suc ...more
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Where did the Trinity come from?
[ Author - Aisha Brown ]
The three monotheistic religions - Judaism, Christianity, and Islam - all purport to share one fundamental concept: belief in God as the Supreme Being, the Creator and Sustainer of the Universe. Known as "tawhid" in Islam, this concept of the Oneness of God was stressed by Moses in a Biblical passage known as the "Shema," or the Jewish creed of faith: "Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord." (Deuteronomy 6:4)
It was repeated word-for-word approximately 1500 years later by Jesus when he said "...The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; the Lord our God is one Lord." (Mark 12:29)
Muhammad came along approximately 600 years later, bringing the same message again: "And your God is One God: there is no God but He, ..." (The Qur'an 2:163).
Christianity has digressed from the concept of the Oneness of God, however, into a vague and mysterious doctrine that was formulated during the fourth century. This doctrine, which continues to be a source of controversy both w ...more