...continued from Great Expectations
The Bible is a book that records the relationship of humans to their Creator and proceeds on the basis that God made man in his own image. It was no fault of the Creator that man decided to exchange the glory of the incorruptible God for the likeness of the image of corruptible man.
Thus, after the Fall came the necessity for a change in the attitude of man towards God. That man should not remain in darkness about his relationship to God, the Bible came into being. However, the darkness that it has taken away has been replaced by the darkness of those mysteries taught in theological colleges that keep countless Christians in a bondage of fear.
That these religious mysteries had their origin in a source far removed from the Hebrew bible should be obvious to any student of ancient history.
The question at issue is whether Scripture or doctrine should take precedence. Teachings such as the Trinity are attacked solely because they are unscriptural.
The Bible places before us God's great plan from the time of Creation to the time of physical rebirth in the Kingdom of God. It works methodically through several phases toward the realisation of the ultimate ideal - the Kingdom of God on earth.
The doctrine of the Trinity serves no purpose other than to make understanding of the Kingdom plan quite impossible.