You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free
JESUS, THE GOD-MAN-ANGEL OF JEHOVAH WITNESSES, OR THE ARMSTRONGIAN ‘SUBORDINATE’ GOD?
Some churches such as the Jehovah’s Witnesses and Seventh-Day Adventists actually make Jesus into an angelic creature of God, (the Archangel Michael,) a ‘lower’ god, or, as Herbert W. Armstrong of the Worldwide Church of God taught, “Jesus is [a subordinate god] to God the Father.” In the context of the whole Bible, Jesus Christ the Son of God is neither an ordinary prophet nor an angel. Yet, many denominations falsely state that the Man Jesus was created not begotten, and confuse Old Testament verses where the Angel of the Lord is mentioned, with New Testament verses on God’s created spirit servants, the angels. However, the Bible teaches that Jesus Is, always Was, and always Will Be God Himself, (Heb. 1:1-14.) Jesus took on human form, or “became flesh” for the purpose of humankind’s salvation, (Rom. Chapters 1 and 2.) John wrote in 1:1, “In the beginning, [before all time,] was the Word, [Jesus,] and the Word was with God, and the Word was [and Is] God. [Jesus Himself is God!] He was present with God [in the Godhead] originally... [before the creation of the angels or anything else.]” - [Amplified Bible.]
During the Old Testament age, God spoke to Old Israel, His Old Covenant, physical nation through His human prophets, but in the New Testament age, God “has spoken to us by His Son, [Who did not simply ‘speak’ God’s Word, but always was, and always will be the Word of God Himself,] Whom He appointed Heir and lawful Owner of all things… Being the Brightness of His glory and the express Image of His Person, and upholding all things by the word of His power…” (Heb 1:1-3.)
Bible Gateway wrote, “Jesus is the Sole Expression of the glory of God, [The Light-Being, the Out-Raying or Radiance of the Divine,] and He is the Perfect Imprint and very Image of [God Himself, because Jesus Himself IS God!]”
Therefore, “To which of the angels did God [the Father] ever say: You are my [incarnated, begotten not created] Son? Let all the angels of God worship Him. [The archangels Michael and Gabriel too! Verse 8,] But to the Son He says: Your throne, O GOD, is forever and ever and the sceptre of Your kingdom is a sceptre of absolute righteousness… (Verse 9b,) Therefore, [Jesus] GOD, Your God [the Godhead of the Father and the Holy Spirit], has anointed You with the oil of exultant joy above and beyond Your [angelic] companions. (Verse 10,) You, Lord, did lay the foundation of the earth in the beginning, and the heavens are the works of Your hands. They [the humans, whom you dwelt amongst in the form of a Man] will perish, but You remain permanently; they will all grow old and wear out like a garment, but You remain the same, and Your years will never end.” - Heb. 1:1-14; Phil. 2:6-11.
Once again, I find it hard to reconcile either the ‘angelic-god-man’ fallacies or Modulism (Jesus Only) doctrines to these verses, or to the entire context of the Scriptures.
TO TEST THE DOCTRINE OF THE TRINITY IN OBEDIENCE TO SCRIPTURE IS LABELLED AS THE WORST KIND OF ANTICHRIST BLASPHEMY - WHICH IT’S NOT!
To obey your priest, pastor, or minister and the doctrines of their churches rather than God is idolatry! God Himself commanded His disciples to “TEST ALL THINGS; [reject what is false,] and hold fast what is good [or true],” (1 Ths. 5:21; 1 Jn. 4:1-4.) First, let me remind the reader that I am not a follower of Polytheism, Unitarianism, Modulism, Jesus-Only, or anyone else. I believe and follow the One and Only God, the “One God” of the Scriptures, as revealed in the full context of both the Old and the New Testaments: The Godhead of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. I am a Monotheist according to everything the contextual truth of the Bible (and not a church doctrine of any kind) teaches about the Name, Nature, Being and Word of the Highest God. It is the duty of all those who call upon the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ to open their minds to Scriptural truth concerning all doctrines, and to repent from everything that is false! (1 Ths. 5:21-22; 1 Jn. 4:1-4.)
The Great influence of Historical Hebrew and Christian Temple/Church Systems
What made the God of the Old Hebrews so different from pagan gods, (almost all pagans were and are polytheists, who worship many gods,) is the fact that the Old Hebrews worshipped only ONE God. They were Monotheists. As we have seen, the concept of The Godhead, (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,) lies scattered over the vast history of the Scriptures of the entire Old and New Testament dispensations. The Old Hebrews never questioned these Old Testament Scriptures, or tried to understand them intellectually, but accepted the notion of The One Godhead ‘naturally,’ just as the early disciples of Jesus did. [The Hebrews, now called the “Jews,” are still waiting for their Savior to appear. As we have seen, they should simply read the Tanakh (the ‘Old Testament’) to find that most of their prophecies concerning the Savoir were already fulfilled more than 2,000 years ago.]
Although the Old Hebrews were supposed to be Monotheists, worshipping only One God, they constantly fell into idolatry, accepting polytheism and temple worship into their culture and religion. However, their perpetual idolatry did not lessen the truth that the God of the Scriptures would always remain One [Inseparable] Godhead, exalted forever above everything and everyone that might be revered and worshipped as gods. Notwithstanding this great truth, many Bible Scholars actually have the nerve to teach that “ancient pagans, (even the most evil Egyptians,) were actually Monotheists. They did not actually worship many gods as polytheists, because they believed in the trinity,” [or “oneness” of agreement between three different and distinctly separate gods, who were masquerading as ‘one god.’]” Thus, early humanity (and even modern pagans) allegedly “worshipped the One, True God unknowingly!]”
These blasphemers equate The [Scriptural] Godhead to these pagan deities and declare that they were and are all the same god! Hence, many critics of the God of the Bible use the fact that pagans worshipped trinity-gods to discredit The Godhead of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit as an ‘imitation’ of these trinity deities! This, of course, is another lie straight from hell, as Satan is the imitator of Jesus his Creator. Since that day when humanity fell from grace in the Garden, the devil has been setting up his fraudulent reproductions of nearly everything, which God had promised humanity He would give and do! Thus, Paul commanded in 1 Cor. 10:14-21, and 2 Cor. 6:14-18, “Flee from idolatry… The things, which the [polytheist] Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to demons and not to God, and I do not want you to have fellowship with demons. You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons… For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? What accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever? What agreement has the [Spiritual, New Testament] temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God…”
After the fall in Eden and before the flood of Noah all of ancient humanity, (except for the house of Noah,) was into naked Satanism, as Old and New Testament Scripture solemnly testify. Polytheism was as common in ancient paganism as in our day. Mayans, Hindus, Buddhists, and Egyptians all worshiped (and still worship) supreme trinity gods of three distinctly different gods ‘in agreement’ with one another; false replicas of The Scriptural Godhead. Ignoring the factual and Scriptural history of pre-flood Babylonian idolatry, which began to flourish again after the flood of Noah, Trinitarians search for true Monotheism in pagan trinities, only to find polytheism everywhere they look.
Historians say ancient Sumeria was occupied by Assyria and eventually, by Babylon. They all worshipped a ‘supreme’ trinity, namely three distinctly separate persons or gods in union with one another, which ruled over all their other deities. The Ancient Sumerian trinity was constructed by ‘agreement’ between Anu the father, Enlil the god of earth, and Enki the god of waters. The Assyrian trinity was their transsexual father and mother (the feminine holy spirit as in Roman Catholicism) in ‘heaven,’ which were “in union” with the ‘divine’ human Assyrian king, who did their will on earth. The Babylonian trinity of three separate but equal gods were united by their “inter-relationship, which formed the essence of their natures.”
Alexander Hislop, a 19th century Protestant minister, who fiercely exposed paganism in the Roman Catholic Church while overlooking Roman Catholic paganism in Protestantism, wrote in his book ‘The Two Babylons,’ “In the unity of the ‘One’ God of the Babylonians, [their temple worship was so idolatrous that God destroyed the whole world with water because of their ritual, sexual relations with demons, Gen. 6!] there were three persons, [or three gods] and to symbolize that doctrine of the trinity, they employed… the equilateral triangle, [the main symbol of all masonic orders,] just as it is well known, the Roman Church [and all Protestant churches] do to this day…”
As neither the word ‘trinity’ nor its pagan concept can be found in the Bible, where did Christianity get it?
Wikipedia Encyclopaedia wrote, “The first of the early [Roman Catholic] church fathers to be recorded using the word ‘trinity,’ was Theophilus of Antioch in the late 2nd century. He defined the trinity as God, His Word Logos, and [the feminine holy spirit,] His Wisdom Sophia...”
So, this early mocker of the Godhead said Jesus is the written Word of God and the Holy Spirit is His Wisdom — the ‘feminine side of God!’
Dr. Gordon Laing, (University of Chicago,) clarifies, “The worship of the Egyptian Triad Isis, Serapis, and the child Horus probably accustomed the early [Roman Catholic] theologians to the idea of [Trinitarianism] and was influential in the formulation of the doctrine of the trinity as set forth in the Nicaean and Atanasian creeds…”
Cher-El L. Hagensick wrote in ‘Origin of the trinity from paganism to Constantine,’ “These were not the only trinities early Christians were exposed to. The historical lecturer, Jesse Benedict Carter, tells us of the Etruscans. As they slowly passed from Babylon through Greece and went on to Rome, they brought with them their trinity of Tinia, Uni, and Menrva. This trinity was a ‘new idea to the Romans,’ and yet it became so ‘typical of Rome’ that it quickly spread throughout Italy. Even the names of the Roman trinity: Jupiter, Juno, [the Roman Catholic Dove, the feminine holy spirit Sophia, or Mother Mary] and Minerva, reflect the ancestry. That Christianity was not ashamed to borrow from pagan culture is amply shown by Durant: ‘Christianity did not destroy paganism; it adopted it…’” Read the article, ‘How can God be One God AND three gods in a trinity?’
BELOW: Pagan Triskelion signs always symbolize three different divine persons or gods in ‘unity, acting ‘as one god.’ The concept pivots on the trinity of Satan, manifested as ‘father’ Satan the sun god, the political beast, and the false prophet.
ROMAN CATHOLIC/PROTESTANT DOCTRINES CLEARLY EXPLAIN THE ORIGIN AND MEANING OF THE TRINITY
To identify and describe the trinity, the Vatican did not turn to the contextual truth of the Scriptures. Instead, the Papacy claimed, amongst other abominations, the following pagan, Greek and Roman doctrines as “trinity truth,” which Protestantism, in turn, adopted from the Vatican and today, are still teaching unchallenged to all its members.
The Doctrine of Consubstantiality:
Wikipedia reports, “[The word] consubstantialis is an adjective used in Latin Christian Christology, coined by [Roman Catholic Church Father] Tertullian in Against Hermogenes 44... "Consubstantial" describes the relationship among the cohabiting [or the living together of different] divine persons of the Christian Trinity… Consubstantialis connotes that God the Father, God the Son, and God the [feminine] Holy Spirit are "of one being" in that the Father, [who is The ‘higher,’ ‘almighty’ God — as the Son is supposedly merely a ‘lesser, mighty god,’ Isa. 9:6,] "generated" ("born" or "begot") [the Son] "before all ages" or "eternally" of the Father's own being, from which the Spirit also eternally "proceeds..."
Herewith, Catholics and Protestants too, who made this doctrine their own during the Reformation, actually described how “each ‘person’ [or actually, god] of the trinity came from a different place,” as the Father “birthed” the Son, and together, the Father and the Son “birthed the Holy Spirit” — may God have mercy on their deluded, sin-infested souls! God Himself said in Heb. 7:3, “[The Godhead of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is] without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but made like [or in the human image of] the Son of God...
Wikipedia Encyclopedia continued, “Each [different or separate] person [of the trinity] is God, whole and entire. [Yet,] they are distinct from one another in their relations of origin, [meaning, each god supposedly came from a different source,] as the Roman Catholic Church council, led by Pope Innocent 111 in 1213 AD, declared at the Fourth Lateran Council, "It is the Father who generates, the Son who is begotten, and the Holy Spirit who proceeds…”
Again, Heb. 7:3 declares that God has NO ancestry! Yet, they tried to dissect and describe how God created Himself!
The doctrine of Hypostases:
Wikipedia, “The [Greek or Roman] concept of [Tritheist] “hypostases,” means the shared existence of [separate] spiritual or corporal entities (plural,) [meaning three separate gods sharing one habitation,] has been used in a number of [pagan] religious and intellectual settings… In Christian theology, a hypostasis or [a god, or] person is one of the three elements of the Holy Trinity. [Here, they actually define God the Holy Spirit as an ‘element’ like water or fire...] In Christian usage, the Greek word hypostasis (ὑπόστᾰσις) means beneath standing...” [Meaning, one person or god is “more important,” “more dominant,” and “more mighty” than the other - as in ‘Almighty Father’ and His ‘Mighty’ Son Jesus!]
The Doctrine of Ousia:
Wikipedia, “In Early Christian writings ‘hypostases’ [means] "being" or "substantive reality" and is not always distinguished in meaning from ousia, 'essence' or 'substance,' [or some other kind of incorporating or unifying existence...] In ancient Greek, ‘ousia’ is the noun formed on the feminine present particle… [And here they refer to the ‘feminine’ holy spirit!] In 251 AD, Origen used ‘ousia’ to define God as one Genus of Ousia, while being three, distinct Genus of Hypostases, [persons or gods...] The common agreed-upon meaning is, “All that subsists by itself and has not its being in another…” [Clearly, according to this definition as well, each person or god of the trinity is a completely separate individual or entity and utterly distinct from the other two individual ‘persons’ or gods.]
“Hypostases was used in this way by [Roman Catholic Church Fathers] Tatian and Origen, and also in the anathemas appended to the Nicene Creed of 325. It was mainly under the influence of the Cappadocian [Church] Fathers that the terminology was clarified and standardized, so that the formula, "Three Hypostases [or different, individual persons or gods] in one Ousia" came to be accepted as an epitome of the orthodox doctrine of the Holy Trinity.
“This consensus, however, was not achieved without some confusion at first in the minds of "Western" theologians, who had translated hypo-stasis as "sub-stantia" (or substance.) [This was] understood by the "Eastern" Christians, when speaking of three "Hypostases" in the Godhead, to mean three "Substances," i.e. they suspected them of Tritheism.” [The worship of three different gods.]
“From the middle of the 4th century onwards, [since Caesar Constantine ‘Christianized’ the Roman Empire by merging Roman paganism and Christianity,] the word hypostases was contrasted with ousia and used to mean "individual [distinctly separate] reality, especially in the Trinitarian and Christological contexts. The Christian view of the Trinity is often described as a view of One God existing in Three Distinct Hypostases [or Divine Persons — which still means three different gods in mere unity, or in agreement with one another.]”
SOPHIA OR SHEKINAH, THE FEMININE ROMAN CATHOLIC ‘HOLY’ SPIRIT, THE THIRD PERSON IN THE TRINITY, CLAIMED AS PROTESTANT PROPERTY DURING THE REFORMATION
Not aligning themselves with any denomination, Wikipedia Online Encyclopaedia reports, “The first of the early [Roman Catholic] church fathers to be recorded using the word ‘trinity,’ was Theophilus of Antioch in the late 2nd century. He defined the trinity as God, His Word Logos, and His Wisdom Sophia... The Vatican simply Christianized the pagan goddess Sophia (or the Jewish Cabbalist goddess Shekinah) as the ‘holy spirit,’ calling her “Mother Mary!”
Wikipedia continues, “The [Roman Catholic] Confession of the Council of Nicaea said little about the Holy Spirit. The [Roman Catholic] doctrine of the divinity and personality of the Holy Spirit was developed by Athanasius in the last decades of his life. He defended and refined the Nicene formula. By the end of the 4th century, [when Caesar Constantine had Christianised Roman religion,] under the leadership of Basil of Caesarea, Gregory of Nyssa, and Gregory of Nazianzus (the Cappadocian Fathers), the doctrine of the trinity had reach substantially its current form...”
Thus, we can say for certain, this pagan/Christian demon, (the Roman Catholic trinity with its feminine ‘holy’ spirit,) is not the Godhead of the Bible — the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The Catholic veneration of the fertility goddess Mary, ‘the mother of god,’ ‘mother earth,’ or ‘the queen of heaven, god’s wife,’ relates to the trinity of Babylon: the happy ‘DEVINE FAMILY’ of ‘father’ Nimrod the sun god, ‘mother’ Semiramus the Babylonian holy spirit, and her reincarnated husband/son, the ‘cosmic christ’ Tammuz! The real Mary of the Bible was the human mother of the Man Jesus Christ, while the God of the Bible, “has no father and not mother.” “God is without genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but make like [or in the human image of] the Son of God…” (Heb. 7:3; Col. 2:9.)
Protestants did not progressively ‘purge’ all Roman Catholic doctrines from their dogmas
Although Protestant Reformers deny Mary as their holy spirit, they remain fused to the Roman Catholic dogma of the trinity like molten rock to a mountain — and the goddess Sophia is, and always will be the holy spirit of the unholy Christianized three-gods-in-unity trinity! Additionally, Protestants still follow Catholicism’s basic church structures, where the physical church with its physical building is their ‘mother,’ and where the members of their hierarchical clergy are their anointed ‘fathers’ or mediators, who minister between them and the throne of God. Horrendously, they still cling to Catholicism’s ‘saving’ sacraments such as the Christianized baby baptism and teenage confirmation, effectively nullifying Jesus’ complete atonement in their place!
Unknown to most of their members, The Roman Catholic ‘holy spirit’ SOPHIA or the Jewish Cabalist goddess Shekinah, which even Charismatic and other Protestant churches revere as “The Shekinah Glory” when they experience manifestations such as “Shekinah Dust,” etc., is the feminine fertility goddess of the occult, masonic orders, and even modern church movements such as Seventh Day Adventism. Sophia, Shekinah, or Mary is definitely not God the Holy Spirit of the Scriptures! What’s more, the Holy Spirit of the Godhead is not a woman and God definitely does not have a ‘feminine side,’ as Kenneth and Gloria Copeland teach!
Secretly, this Mary idol represents the feminine ‘holy’ spirit of the Roman Catholic Church, (a.k.a. Sophia or Shekinah,) whom Protestants inherited from the Vatican! That is why the pope, his entire priesthood, and all their church members bow to this idol - they are worshipping the spirit of the pagan fertility goddess Sophia!
In his book, ‘Two Babylons,’ Alexander Hislop knew very well to expose the feminine holy spirit of Catholicism, although as a Protestant minister, he never repented from the inherited idolatry of the Roman Catholic Church. Yet, concerning the trinity, he wrote, “In the Dove and the Deified Queen of Heaven, [the Roman Catholic Mother Mary, or Semiramus of ancient Babylon,] as the Tabernacle or Temple of God, [perverted from the Jewish/Cabbalist goddess Shekinah!] not only all power, but also all grace and goodness were believed to dwell…. To express the celestial benignity of her nature, she was called by the name of "The Dove…” [Hence, the dove is a sign of ‘divine’ incest between the fertility goddess Semiramus and her reincarnated husband/son Tammuz.] The dove, the symbol of this deified ‘queen of heaven’ Mother Mary, is commonly presented with an olive branch in her mouth… The branch is the symbol of her deified son, [the false christ Tammuz, also known as Horus — Christianized as the false Roman Catholic Jesus.]”
Hislop continued, “When the deified mother was represented as a Dove… that identified her with the Spirit of all grace that “brooded, dove-like, over the deep at the creation;” for in the sculptures at Nineveh the wings and tail of the dove represented the third member of the idolatrous Assyrian trinity... The Assyrian "Juno" or "The Virgin Venus" was identified with the [goddess of] air… In Chaldean, the same word, which signifies the air, signifies also the "Holy Ghost..."
“This knowledge accounts for the statement of Proclus that "Juno imports the generation of spirit." Whence could the spirit of man be supposed to have its origin, but from the Spirit of God? In accordance with this character of Juno as the incarnation of the Divine Spirit, the source of life, and also as the goddess of the air, she is invoked in the Orphic Hymns…”