That's why the word trinity is not in the Bible.
I agree that the word "trinity" is not in the Bible.
Do you agree that the title "the Spirit of God"
is used interchangeably with "Christ"
? You should.
I have received Christ
into the spiritual kernel of my being.
This indwelling "Christ"
is also "the Spirit of the One who raised Jesus from the dead"
Put another way, I have received Christ into my being. I really have. This Christ in my innermost spiritual being is also the one Father who is over all, and through all, and IN ALL of the members of the church.
The Judeo-Christian belief is monotheistic.
I agree. I acknowledge that there is one God.
When I opened my heart and received Jesus Christ into my by faith the Spirit of God was Christ
Who entered into my spirit. There is distinction but there is no separation.
Out of the mouth of the Son of God it was said that He and His Father as the divine "We"
would come to make an abode with His lovers.
" Jesus answered and said, If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word, and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make an abode with him." (John 14:23)
This word has been fulfilled in me as indwelling me is at one time "the Spirit of God"
Who is "the Spirit of Christ"
Who is "Christ"
Who mysteriously is ALSO " the Spirit of the One who raised Jesus from the dead."
is a very useful expression even though it is not found in the Bible.
The idea of the trinity is pagan from the Greeks through Plato and his philosophical
idea of a "demiurge".
This is hype. Plato didn't teach anything like John 14:23
John may have been trying to get the ear of some Greek influenced people when he wrote "In the beginning was the Word ... etc"
. That does not mean John's teaching was inspired by Greek philosophers. He was just trying to utter a term Logos
that would be familiar to Greek philosophy.
I don't need to go off and master many Greek philosophies or pagan religions. I know that the night I received Jesus Christ, the Father was mine. The night I called on the Lord Jesus, God became real to me.
I needed then nor need now many experts in pagan religion or Greek philosophy to explain to me their beliefs. I know that "Christ"
in me was "the Spirit of God"
and "the Savior"
Latter the term "Triune God"
made perfect sense to me.
That along with the Jewish philosopher Philo confusing Plato's demiurge with the True
God's representative Jesus Christ, the Word, along with the politician Constantine's
desire to unify the pagan Nations under his rulership is what produced the trinity.
It is a combination of Satan's and man's skewed imagination.
Hype. Hype to justify an antichrist spirit wanting to make the Son of God Michael the angel.
Jesus said that we who believe in Him would be HIS witnesses.
" But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, AND YOU SHALL BE MY WITNESSES ... " (See Acts 1:8)
So if you really want to be a witness of Jehovah, ie. a true Jehovah's witness, you have to receive Jesus Christ the Son of God into your being and the Holy Spirit. Then you have to bear witness to the fact that God, in Christ, has come to indwell you.