Ancient pagan peoples worshipped a plurality of gods and all their human heroes were regarded as 'divine'. By way of contrast, the Jewish scriptures taught (and "salvation is from the Jews") no other God but one.
Besides making most of the New Testament unintelligible, the doctrine of Trinity has much in common with that of the pagans who said "the gods have come down to us in the likeness of men." (Acts 12:22, 14:11)
The Christian religion should not be confused with Christian faith and Christian living for they are as apart as the poles. As it exists now, the Christian religion is merely the redressing of paganism with a misleading nom-de-plume in order that homage may be paid to old pagan gods, which worship would rightfully be denied them if they were recognised as such. The pinnacle of the subtlety of the serpent.
The genesis, fountainhead, and Achilles Heel of all the 'divinity' teachings of the Christian churches is the doctrine of the Virgin Birth. Notwithstanding its current status in the different sects of Christendom, it is the pillar upon which the entire structure rests.
Finding it necessary to explain away the perceived 'embarrassing' birth of Jesus by promulgating this false teaching, the early Graeco-Roman fathers subsequently found problems which could only be addressed and answered by promulgating yet more false teachings.
In the case of the Roman Catholic Church, these 'cover' stories continued all the way to the 19th Century and the adoption of the doctrine of the 'Immaculate Conception'.
As I've already stated, no serious challenger has come forward to refute the arguments presented in 'Virgin Birth on Trial'. So now we can proceed to an examination of the doctrine of the 'Trinity'.
The Trinity is the cornerstone of most denominations of Christendom. It is a teaching which says, in effect:
- That there is one God;
- That this God may take on any of three persons - God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
This 'teaching' is generally stated to be a 'great truth' or a 'mystery'. In fact it is an attempt to marry two opposing principles - monotheism versus the plurality of 'gentile' theology. A sort of 'have your cake and eat it too' doctrine that I have labelled the "Constantinian Compromise."
Christians have the assurance of Jesus that there is no mystery that shall not be revealed so, by his permission, we will examine this doctrine to see how it measures against the yardstick of Scripture.