Monday, May 01, 2017

"into the country of the Gadarenes" - Doubt about the Trinity


Doubt about the Trinity

It is truly strange that while Christ Jesus never declared that He was God, Christianity was established based  on a belief that He was God.

And while this teaching was firmly accepted and fully taken by the Vatican, say, around the sixth century, God gave a new religion, Islam, where the Christian belief that Christ Jesus was God was denied.

Maybe Christ Jesus was truly God, but it seems that God did not want Christians and the Vatican around the seventh century to adopt a creed that Christ Jesus was God.
The Christian doctrine of the Trinity  holds that God is three consubstantial persons[3] or hypostases[4]—the Father, the Son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit—as "one God in three Divine Persons". The three persons are distinct, yet are one "substance, essence or nature" (homoousios).[5] In this context, a "nature" is what one is, whereas a "person" is who one is.
Scripture contains neither the word Trinity, nor an expressly formulated doctrine of the Trinity. Rather, according to the Christian theology, it "bears witness to" the activity of a God who can only be understood in Trinitarian terms. The doctrine did not take its definitive shape until late in the fourth century. During the intervening period, various tentative solutions, some more and some less satisfactory, were proposed.

This is not a matter that human beings are allowed to study, think about, and decide on.  It looks more pious if a man refuses to believe that Christ Jesus is God  unless Christ Jesus declares so by Himself.  Besides, how could Christ Jesus keep silence on this most important issue for Christianity?

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Mar 5:1 And they came over unto the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gadarenes.

Mar 5:2 And when he was come out of the ship, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit,
Mar 5:3 Who had his dwelling among the tombs; and no man could bind him, no, not with chains: