An Appeal to Trinitarian Christians

"For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus."
I Timothy 2:5

For over 15 centuries, the trinity has been the banner doctrine of mainstream Christianity. Even as Protestant groups enjoyed free access to the Bible and the freedom to break cleanly from Catholicism, almost all have chosen to retain doctrine of the trinity. And this despite the fact that the trinity flies in face of two of the Bible's clearest and most absolute teachings:

The Oneness of God was the defining belief that took Abraham from Ur, the pillar on which was built the nation of Israel.

"Hear O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord" (Deut. 6:4)

It is impossible to be more clear and concise: God is one.

Yet the trinity purports that God is one, yet three. Biblically, the doctrine of the trinity fails for the following reasons:

And here we touch upon our second main point: Did Jesus die?

The unanimous answer is that yes, of course he did. However, have you seriously stopped to consider the undeniable fact of the immortality of God, and what that means? In essence, it means that God cannot die. Death and immortality are mutually exclusive characteristics.

Think about this.

Think also about the temptation of Christ. The Bible emphatically states in many places (eg. Heb. 4:15) that Jesus was tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin. But if Jesus is God, this creates another set of contradictions:

  1. Temptation without the possibility of falling to sin is meaningless.
  2. If Jesus is God, it was impossible that he sin, and it makes no sense to say he was tempted.

Not to mention that James adds that God cannot even be tempted (1:13).

The essence of Christ's humanity lies in these two things: that he was tempted and that he died. In these two lies everything by which we identify ourselves with him, and relate through him to God. Both death and temptation to evil are absolutely remote from God. If God could be tempted and die, what need would there be of a mediator? He would be just like us.

The Trinity, resting on its' age and tradition in the Christian world, attempts to bring Jesus and God into one person. This is a Biblically untenable teaching that stands in the way of those who would come to God in spirit and in truth, seeking reconciliation and redemption through Christ.

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Addendum I - Additional Supporting Verses

Addendum II - Additional Biblical Points Contradicting the Trinity

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