"Hear, O Israel; The Yahuah our Elohim is one"...Yahusha
'My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.' - Hosea 4:6
The central doctrine in nearly all of Christianity, is the trinity doctrine. This states that there is one god, consisting of three unique persons, god the Father, god the Son, and god the Holy Spirit. But is this doctrine actually taken from Scripture, or from paganism?
History of the Trinity
All major heathen religions of the past and present have a trinity (3 in 1) god, as shown below. This does not include the endless triad (3 separate) godheads (Osiris/Isis/Horus, Zeus/Poseidon/Hades, Baal/Ishtar/Tammuz...).
Egyptian - Amun/Re/Ptah
Phoenician - El/Baal/Yamm
Sumerian - Anu/Enlil/Enki
Akkadian - Anu/Bel/Ea
Hindu - Brahma/Vishnu/Shiva
Taoist - Yu-ch'ing/Shang-ch'ing/T'ai-ch'ing
Buddhist - Shakyamuni/Amitabha/Bhaisajya Guru
Wiccan - Maid/Mother/Crone
Symbols of the Trinity
The triqueta is the symbol most often used to represent the Christian triune god; though most people recognize it from pop culture sources such as Charmed, as the triqueta is also commonly used in witchcraft to represent the triune goddess. The Holy Bible and the Book of Shadows therefore share the same esoteric symbol.
The trident is an ancient symbol not only used to represent the trinity of Christianity, but the trinity of Taoism as well, called the Pure Ones. Mythology also tells us this powerful weapon was carried by the Greek god Poseidon, the Hindu god Shiva, as well as our adversary Satan. Ironic that the object carried by Satan happens to represent the triune god of Christianity. Read below to find out who this triune god is.
Fleur de Lis
The fleur de lis is an ancient symbol often found on royalty to symbolize divine rulership as it represents the trinity/triune god of Christianity. But it represents the gods of many ancient pagan cultures as well. As shown below, this trinity symbol is commonly found in Christian churches and pagan temples alike. It's adorned on the Egyptian goddess Isis and the Aztec/Toltec/Mayan serpent god Quetzalcoatl.
Regarding the latter, the story goes, when Cortes arrived in Mesoamerica he had the fleur de lis on his helmet. Being one of the symbols of their feathered serpent god, the Aztecs welcomed him thinking he was the fulfillment of Quetzalcoatl's prophetic return. This in turn led to the end of their empire. If you look closely at his image you'll see him holding his other sacredsymbol the encircled cross, for more on this check out mark of the beast.
Eye in the Triangle
Quoted directly from Wikipedia.. "In Renaissance European iconography the eye surrounded by a triangle was an explicit image of the Christian Trinity. The Eye of God in a triangle is still used in church architecture and Christian art to symbolize the Trinity..."
Many of you familiar with masonic symbolism know what/who this symbol actually represents, which will be discussed below under The Triune God.
Trinity in Scripture
Scriptures used to support the trinity
'And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: Elohim was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory. - 1 Tim 3:16
This is one of the most commonly used passages to defend the trinity doctrine. The KJV states 'God was manifest in the flesh', while most other texts state 'He was manifest/revealed in the flesh.' Using Strong's Concordance or Interlinear you will find that neither translation is correct. The original Greek used in this passage is Hos meaning who.. 'Who was revealed in the flesh'. Who is referring to the mystery of godliness (piety). Yahusha, the Son of Elohim, is the mystery of godliness.
While it's true that the KJV is usually more accurate in its translation than most other English translations, even it is flawed, sometimes in extremely important passages. And the whole Christian religion has based one of its most fundamental doctrines, the trinity, on errors such as this.
'Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost' - Matt 28:19
Here's another passage often referenced to try to prove the trinity because it mentions all three. While it mentions all three, it does not say that they are one. When we accept the Messiah who died for our transgressions we are baptized to seal and proclaim this. We are accepting all three, Elohimthe Father, His Spirit, and His Son into our lives. It does't say that we're being baptized under a triune god.
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with Elohim, and the Word was Elohim." - John 1:1
While I was discovering so many Scriptures which clearly refuted the trinity doctrine, I still desperately held on to it because of this one passage in John which very clearly states that the Word (the Son) was Elohim. It wasn't until I discovered the original Greek wording, which exposed yet another KJV mistranslation, that I was able to finally accept the trinity as false. The original Scripture can be found using the Greek interlinear. And it states.. 'the Word was with Elohim (Ton Theon), and the Word was a god (theos). In Greek, Ton Theon means the Supreme Elohim, while theos means a god. The Son was begotten of Elohim, so he is still divine in nature (a god/godlike). But He is not the Supreme Elohim otherwise it would state that He was Ton Theon instead of theos.
There are other Scriptures which use the word theos as separate from Ton Theon... 'Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?' - John 10:34. Here is uses the plural 'theoi'. The OT Hebrew also differentiates between the two.. elohim (deity) and Elohim Yahuah (the Supreme Deity).
Once I found the original wordage, this passage finally made sense to me (because how could the Word both be with Himself and be Himself?) and it finally got me over this final stumbling block, leaving no more scriptures left seeming to support a trinity.
"I and the Father are one." - John 10:30
This is not saying that they are the same being. It is saying that they are united as one, just as we are united with Christ (Romans 6:5). Yeshua also says in John 14:9-10... "He that has seen me has seen the Father... I am in the Father and the Father is in me". Again He's telling us that they are one, though he's not saying that they are the same. Another example is Genesis 2:24... Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh." A husband and wife become one in spirit, yet are still two distinct individuals.
'Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, Elohim with us.' - Matt 1:23
Yeshua told us in John 14:10 that the Father is in Him. Therefore when the Son of Elohim was with us, Elohim Himself was with us.
'For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the godhead bodily.' - Col 2:9
This is another verse is used to claim that Yeshua is God. It does not say nor mean that. It says the godhead, or more accurately translated, divinity, dwells in Him, which is confirmed by John 14:10.. "the Father is in me". And in Eph 3:19 we're told that we also can be filled with the fullness of God... 'And to know the love of the Messiah, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of Elohim'. Does that mean that we are the supreme Elohim? Of course not. It means that though the Messiah's love, Elohim can also dwell in us to the full extent (all the fullness) just as He dwells in the Messiah.
Scriptures debunking the trinity
‘But to us there is but one Elohim, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Master Yahusha the Messiah, by whom are all things, and we by him.’ - 1 Cor. 8:6
This is extremely clear... We have one Elohim, the Father. It does not say that we have one god made up of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. This (pagan derived)concept is not only unScriptural but antiScriptural because Scripture tells us that Elohim is solely the Father.
'Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord.' - Mark 12:29
Yahusha is telling us three things in this verse...
1. He is telling us by 'Hear, O Israel' just how important this is for us to know
2. By His wording of 'our Elohim' instead of 'your Elohim" He is telling us that the Heavenly Father is Yahusha's Elohim as well ours, which wouldn't be possible if He were Elohim Himself. He couldn't be His own elohim.
3. He is telling us not that we have one elohim, but that our Elohim is one. He consists of one person, not three.
'And the scribe responded unto him, Well, Master, thou hast said the truth: for Elohim is one; and there is none other but he." - Mark 12:32
The KJV translates the above passage to say "for there is one Elohim" but this is another mistranslation which is revealed using eitherthe Strong's or Interlinear. The original Greek (which most other texts translate correctly) states 'for Elohim is One'.
These above Scriptures clearly state that Elohim is one person, not three, but one, the Father.
Here are some others depicting Elohim's true sole nature:
- Matthew 3:16-17; 8:29; 11:27; 12:18; 14:33; 16:16-17; 17:5; 27:54
- Mark 5:7; 15:39
- Luke 1:32; 1:35; 8:28; 9:35; 10:22
- John 1:13; 1:18; 1:34; 1:49; 3:16; 5:19-23; 5:37; 6:40; 6:69; 8:18; 8:42; 10:15; 10:36; 11:4; 12:49-50; 14:13; 14:23; 14:28; 16:17; 17:1-16; 20:17; 20:31
- Acts 2:22-24; 3:13; 3:26; 9:20
- Romans 1:4; 5:10; 8:29
- 1 Corinthians 11:3; 15:28
- 2 Corinthians 1:19
- Galatians 4:4
- Philippians 2:9
- Colossians 1:13
- 1 Thessalonians 1:9-10
- 1 Timothy 2:5
- Hebrews 1:2; 2:9; 4:14; 5:7-8
- 1 Peter 1:3
- 2 Peter 1:1-2
- 2 Peter 1:17
- 1 John 1:3; 2:22; 3:23; 4:10; 4:14-15; 5:11-12
- 2 John 1:9
- Revelation 2:18
The Triune God
As Scripture repeatedly tells us, our true Elohim is not three but one, the Father Yahuah. So who then is this triune god that has been worshipped under many different name through many different religions, who's represented by the eye in the pyramid, the triqueta, the trident and the fleur de lis?... Lucifer