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Thought Provoking Questions for Trinitarians

THOUGHT PROVOKING QUESTIONS FOR TRINITARIANS

 

1. In Mt. 28:18, Jesus that HE had all power in heaven and earth. If, that were so then that would mean that He would be greater than the Father and the Holy Ghost, and leave the others powerless. If it really means ALL power then that would mean that they could not possibly be co-equal.

2. How is Jesus the “eternal” Son when the Bible only refers to Him as the “only begotten of the Father?”

3. How could Jesus be Co-equal with the Father if He prayed to the Father? This would mean one person would be less than the other if one had to call on the other. It certainly wouldn’t mean that they were Co-equal.

4. If the Holy Ghost, according to the trinity doctrine, proceeds from the Father and Jesus then why, according to John 8:42, does it say that Jesus does if they’re two separate distinct persons? Besides how can one person proceed from another person?

5. According to the trinity doctrine all the persons of the Godhead are Co-equal, Co-eternal, Co-essence, then why is blasphemy to the Holy Ghost unforgivable and to Jesus it’s not?

6. If only the Father knows the time of Christ’s return to earth then why is Jesus left out? And if they’re Co-equal in all aspects then this would indicate that the Father is more knowledgeable in different things.

7. Why did John see only ¦ONE_ (Rev. 4:2)? If there are three separate distinct persons in the Godhead, then where were the other two?

8. If God the Father is the Father of Jesus then why did the Holy Ghost overshadow Mary? Jesus must then have two Fathers.

9. How could an “eternal” Son be born or begotten? John 3:16.

10. How many persons will one see in heaven? If the answer is other than ONE then it is strictly polytheism.

11. When Jesus stated, “When you see me you’ve seen the Father.” In the natural sense, when you see the offspring you still have not seen the father.

12. The Bible says, “God is a Spirit.” not three separate distinct persons.

13. The Bible does not employ words like trinity, persons, God the Son, God the Holy Ghost.

14. If Jesus and the Holy Ghost are separate persons then how is it that Jesus baptizes people with the Holy Ghost? Mt. 3:11.

15. If the Holy Ghost is a person then how is it that He can become a dove? Mt. 3:16.

16. If the “trinity” are three separate persons, then how is it that they can be omnipresent (everywhere at the same time)?

17. Without twisting or changing scripture wording how is it that the Holy Ghost purchased the church with
his own blood? Wasn’t it the blood of Jesus Christ the one that died? Acts 20:28.

18. If Jesus is the second person of the trinity then why does Is. 9:6 refer to the one to be born (Jesus) as the “Everlasting Father?”

19. Acts 2:4 reads, “And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost…,” yet in Col. 1:27 Paul says it’s Christ in us. Is there a contradiction? Is it Jesus or the Holy Ghost that dwells within a person?

20. How is the Holy Ghost or Jesus capable of dwelling within a person if they’re persons themselves?

21. Acts 4:12 reads, “There is no other Name…” (Jesus). Why is it that we are to invoke the name of Jesus in all things, e.g., healing, raising the dead, casting out demons, etc…. If all three persons are Co-equal then why use just the name of Jesus? Wouldn’t we be leaving the Father and the Holy Ghost out? Wouldn’t that mean Jesus is greater than the other two?

22. According to trinitarian theology Jesus will present the church to the Father, yet Eph. 5:27 states, “That He might present it to Himself a glorious church.”

23. Where are the three persons of the Godhead if John only refers to One in the whole book of Revelation? Why would he not mention the other two, ever?

24. Rev. 22:13 says that Jesus claims to be the First and the Last. How then could He be the First and the Last if He is the second person of the trinity?

25. How could Jesus be the root and the offspring of David if He’s the “eternal” son?

26. Where in the Bible does it refer top Jesus as the “eternal” son? If it is only implied then why is He referred to as the “only begotten of the Father?

27. Where is the Holy Ghost in Mt. 11:27 and II Co. 1:2. Why is He left out in some scriptures if He is just as important as the other two?

28. Again why would the Holy Ghost be left out in I Co. 8:6 if the He is just as important as the other two? There are many scriptures neglecting to mention the Holy Ghost why would this be?

29. When comparing He. 1:1 and Acts 28:25, is there a contradiction? The trinity makes distinctions of three persons of the Godhead, but the Bible does not as with this one example.

30. Are there two other spirits other than the Holy Ghost? Ro. 8:9 Speaks of the “spirit of God” and the “spirit of Christ.” There is a very confusing issue here, when we’re born of the spirit, which spirit is this, the spirit of God, the spirit of Christ or the Holy Spirit?

31. If Christ is “the second Person” of the trinity and the Holy Spirit is “the third Person” how then can the Holy Spirit belong to Christ?

32. Why would Stephen say “… Jesus standing on the right hand of God.” in Acts 7:55? When Jesus claims to be the Alpha and the Omega throughout the book of Revelation. John too testified that Christ was sitting on the throne. Which is He doing standing on the right hand of God or sitting on the throne?

33. I believe that most trinitarians would agree that God speaking in the Old Testament was God the Father. He even spoke in Is. 48:12, claiming to be the First and the Last. How could the Father be First and the Last when Jesus claimed the same in Revelation 22:12?

34. Mt. 28:19 says Jesus told His disciples to baptize people in the “name” of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. Yet it is singular. Peter was there at the commissioning yet on the day of Pentecost he told the masses of people to be baptized in the Name of Jesus Christ. Was Peter confused or misunderstood Jesus? Or did he understand what the NAME of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost ¦really_ was?

35. In John 14:16 Jesus says that He’ll ask the Father to send another Comforter (the Holy Ghost). Yet in verse 18 He says that He (Jesus) would come. Which will it be the Holy Ghost or Jesus? Is there confusion?

36. Why would Isaiah in Is. 9:6 refer to Jesus as the Counselor when the Holy Ghost is referred to as a Counselor in John 14:16 (NIV Bible)?

37. How could the Father dwell in the Son when He Himself is a separate person? John 14:10.

38. The trinitarian theology states the all the persons of the Godhead are Co-equal, Co-eternal, and Co-essence. Yet I find it difficult to believe that Jesus was equal as a man. If He being a God-man still did not allow Him the equality of the other two persons. He walked as a man, spoke as a man, ate as a man. Yet in all His years He did not claim ever to be equal to the Father.

39. Gen. 1:26 says, that we are made in the image of God. Why then if God is three separate distinct persons isn’t every human being that was ever born, being born, or will ever be born three separate distinct persons in makeup walking around? Sounds silly? But to think of God in this way is as silly and ludicrous way of thinking concocted up by man and by the Devil.

40. In examining the scriptures I find it difficult to justify a claim or theory of the Doctrine of the Trinity. With a little closer examination of the Bible and of history one would soon discover that such a theory is not of God but of a heathenistic and paganistic origin. I will also go so far as to believe it has its roots origin in the thoughts and mind of the Devil himself.

 

By Rex Yeagley

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