The Trinity Doctrine

Pagan and Polytheistic

Long ago and far away there once lived a man of tremendous secular power named Constantine the Great (274-337 CE) who is considered by many of today to be the "first Christian emperor." But the people of his day, and whom he ruled, considered him to be "God incarnate" on the earth and was worshipped as such by them. Of course the deity those subjects worshipped was Sol (the sun) and Constantine (and other emperors) were supposed to be the deity of the sun in a human body. Partly from Constantine's pagan worship example came the modern practice of worshipping on the first day of the week and calling it Sunday (Dies Sol Invictus or The Day of the Invincible Sun). Contrary to popular opinion, the so-called Sunday Law he made with the Edict of Constantine on 3 July 321 CE was NOT the thing that "changed" the shabbath from the seventh day of the week, as seen in scripture, to the first day of the week as practiced by the sun worshipping pagans. That law applied only to those of his subjects who WERE sun worshippers and not to the subjects who were seventh day keeping Yahudiym (erroneously called Jews) and the followers of the Anointed (true Christians who then and still do keep the seventh day). Constantine ruled as a pagan "Sun god" worshipper himself and he died without ever correcting his condition. Contrary to the propaganda of the Catholic Church, Constantine was never a repentant and immersed believer and therefore does not meet Yahuwah's requirements to be called a follower of the Anointed Yahushua.

In the year 325 CE there was a convocation called in the city of Nicaea in Bithynia (now Iznik, Turkey) of 318 apostate men who called themselves bishops of the "church of God" (which was the forerunner of the Roman Catholic Church) for the sole purpose of deciding the question of the "Holy Trinity." This convocation is called the First Council of Nicaea. The overseer of this council was the PAGAN emperor Constantine. That fact alone should be a good clue as to the credibility which we should assign to anything decided there.

The pressing question at this council was the "divinity" of Yahushua the Anointed, as to whether He was from all time (see Yahuchanan [John] 17:5), or if He was just another created being like man (Arianism). They decided at this council that the "trinity" consisted of three separate but co-equal persons, called God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, and that these three separate persons are united in one substance or being (godhead). This became a part of the Nicene Creed, which also solidified it as the doctrine for most of the so-called Protestant Christian Churches of today. These Protestant "churches," by adhering to this pagan doctrine of the Roman Catholic Church, can be seen to be daughters of that whore of Babel (Babylon) spoken of in Revelation 17. The daughters obey their mother in many things, such as the trinity belief and Sunday worship, even though this world calls them Protestant, which means they "protest" against the pagan doctrines of the Roman Catholic Church.

Scripture refutes this polytheistic and pagan trinity doctrine in many places and in many ways.

Mosheh (Moses) was told plainly by Yahuwah our Eloah that He was ONE and so he wrote these words by inspiration:

Dabariym (Deuteronomy) 6:4 Hear, Yisra'el. Yahuwah is our Eloah. Yahuwah is One!

When asked about the foremost commandment of all, Yahushua our Savior quoted this passage exactly. (Markos 12:29). It seems that He would know the truth too, doesn't it? Yahushua IS the truth (Yahuchanan [John] 14:6).

The only conclusion that can be drawn from just this one passage alone is that there are no other TRUE elohiym in our universe, even though mankind worships many different ones. (There are many FALSE elohiym.) Yahuwah is the Creator and Maintainer of all that is and has ever been. The only ONE!

Yahuwah also communicated to the prophet YashaYahuw (erroneously called Isaiah) as recorded in several places of scripture, and as demonstrated below, words that cannot be taken any other way without much twisting, turning, rationalizing, justifying, and lying except as Him being the ONLY true Eloah around. Just Him! Nobody else with Him! Even with twisting, turning, rationalizing, justifying, and lying it would be extremely difficult to ignore the import of the following words. (Note that His name IS Yahuwah. "Lord" is a title for the false pagan eloah Ba'al)

    YashaYahuw 43:10-11 You are my witnesses, says Yahuwah, and my servant whom I have chosen, that you may know and believe me and understand that I am He. Before me there was no elohiym formed, neither shall there be after me. I, even I, am Yahuwah and beside me there is no savior.

    YashaYahuw 44:6 Thus says Yahuwah, the King of Yisra'el, and his redeemer Yahuwah of hosts, "I am the first, and I am the last, and beside me there is no Elohiym.

    YashaYahuw 45:5-6 I am Yahuwah and there is none else. There is no elohiym beside me. I girded you, though you have not known Me, that they may know from the rising of the sun and from the west that there is none beside Me. I am Yahuwah and there is none else.

    YashaYahuw 45:21 You tell and bring them near. Yes, let them take counsel together. Who has declared this from ancient time? Who has told it from that time? Have not I, Yahuwah? And there is no other elohiym beside me. A just Elohiym and a Savior. There is none beside me.

How many times does He have to say it? Apparently many more times before those who believe there are three Elohiym sitting around holding hands and making decisions about what is going to happen to "their" creation will ever change their minds.

Now, and with all this said, why can you see three separate individuals mentioned in scripture. It is obvious that there is an Eloah who is called Yahuwah (the Father) throughout the Ibriy scripture (6,884 times to be exact). It is also obvious that Yahushua (the Son) was called Eloah by Ta'owm (Thomas) in Yahuchanan 20:28 and was NOT rebuked by Yahushua for doing so. In Acts 5:3-4 it is just as apparent that the Sacred Spirit is also called Eloah by Keph (Peter), who had all truth revealed to him on the day of Pentecost by that same Spirit.

Plus there are numerous other accounts of all three of these being mentioned at different times and different places in scripture so that of the fact that mankind has seen three different manifestations of the ONE true Eloah there can be no doubt. The question is, was the council at Nicea correct in saying that there are three separate persons who make up one eloah?

Keep in mind that Yahuwah is ONE and He says so Himself! Period! So what is the answer?

    YashaYahuw 9:6 For unto us a child is born. Unto us a son is given and the government shall be upon his shoulder. His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, the mighty El, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace.

Is there any doubt about Who is being talked about in the above passage? It is obviously our Savior, Yahushua. This is one of the best and clearest prophecies of His first advent that is to be found in scripture and He is also the only One I know Who is called the Prince of Peace. Yet look at some of the other names given Him too! The Mighty El and the Everlasting Father!

El is the name of the Creator as given to all peoples before the exodus of Yisra'el (Israel) from Mitsrayim, (Egypt). Note that this same name, El, became a part of the names of many of the people who inhabited the Promised Land prior to the Yisra'eliy. Prefixing or suffixing the name of the local eloah was, and still is, a common practice among the Semitic tribes of the Middle East. He was called El Shadday (Almighty God as it is erroneously translated into English) by many writers of scripture too. Dawiyd (David) called Him El many times throughout the Psalms. He also called Him by the name He gave to Mosheh, Yahuwah!

There are many other passages of scripture that give this same insight about Yahushua and Yahuwah being one and the same person spiritually. Keep in mind that Yahuhsua called Himself the Son of Man, and so He was and is. The only feasible explanation I can see in the above passage is that they are the SAME spiritual person (not two out of the three in the godhead) and that we have been shown here that the ONE and ONLY Eloah has used at least two different forms in which to manifest Himself to mankind, the Father and the Son. We are sure that He now deals with us through His Sacred Spirit. So we can now see that we have ONE Eloah Who has chosen to present Himself to mankind in three different manifestations or forms. Not three separate "gods" in one person, but One Person in three separate manifestations.

Yahushua also identifies Himself as Yahuwah in several passages in Revelation.

    Revelation 1:8 "I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending," says the Master, "Who is, Who was, and Who is to come, THE Almighty." (Emphasis added.)

He also says these words, "I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending," in Revelation 1:11, 21:6, and 22:13. He can not be either unless He is Yahuwah. Note that He also calls Himself the Almighty. He cannot be that either if He is not Yahuwah and scripture still be true, for earlier scripture plainly states that is an attribute of only the Creator Whose name is Yahuwah.

Then there's this:

    ZekarYahuw (Zechariah) 14:1-6 Behold, the day of Yahuwah is coming and your spoil will be divided in your midst, for I will gather all the nations to battle against Yeruwshalom. The city shall be taken, the houses rifled, and the women ravished. Half of the city shall go into captivity but the remnant of the people shall not be cut off from the city. Then Yahuwah will go forth and fight against those nations as He fights in the day of battle. And in that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives that faces Yeruwshalom on the east and the Mount of Olives shall be split in two from east to west. A very large valley! Half of the mountain shall move toward the north and half of it toward the south. Then you shall flee My mountain valley for the mountain valley shall reach to Atsel. Yes, you shall flee as you fled from the earthquake in the days of UzziYahuw, king of Yahudah. Thus Yahuwah my Eloah will come and all the saints with You.

Do you recognize this event? It is the second advent (coming) of the Anointed that everyone is looking for. What name is used in this passage? Who will stand on the Mount of Olives in the last day? Yahuwah! But Who are we looking for to stand there? YAHUSHUA!

Conclusion: They are One and the same Person!

And then there's this too:

    Iyowb (Job) 19:25-27 For I know my Redeemer lives and He shall stand at the latter day upon the earth. And after my skin worms destroy this body yet in my flesh shall I see the Mighty One Whom I shall see for myself, and my eyes shall behold, and not another, though my reins be consumed within me.

Any idea Who Iyowb is talking about? How about Yahuwah since He is the ONLY Eloah Iyowb knew. But we now also know that his and our Redeemer is Yahushua and that Yahushua will be standing again on this earth in a very short while.

Conclusion: Yahuwah and Yahushua are One and the Same Person.

    Yahuchanan 1:1-3 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with Yahuwah, and the Word was Yahuwah. The same was in the beginning with Yahuwah. {3} All things were made by him and without him was not any thing made that was made.

Pretty self-explanatory, don't you think?

And this:

    Revelation 22:3 And there shall be no more curse, but the throne of Yahuwah and of the Lamb shall be in it and His servants shall serve Him.

Not that there are two mentioned here but only ONE throne and the servants are called only His servants instead of their servants (Yahuwah and the Lamb being ONE).

There are many more such passages scattered throughout the scripture in both the Ibriy and Greek texts. As you read through scripture, start paying attention to things such as this and they will begin to pop out at you. Sincerely seek His knowledge, and He will guide you to it.

As a closing thought for those of you who don't think our Creator's name is really Yahuwah, look at what He said here.

    YashaYahuw 42:8 I am Yahuwah. That is my name. I will not give My splendor to another, nor my praise to idols.

Pretty straightforward words from our Creator I'd say.

    Howshea 2:16-17 And it shall be at that day, says Yahuwah, you shall call Me "my Husband" and no longer call Me "my Master," for I will take away the names of the ba'aliym out of her mouth and they shall not be remembered by their name anymore.

One of the many pagan titles and names for the pagan deity Ba'al is "Lord." This is the name that has been substituted for Yahuwah throughout scripture. Do you think He's happy about that?

    Proverbs 30:4 Who has ascended up into the sky, or descended? Who has gathered the wind in His fists? Who has bound the waters in a garment? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is His name and what is His Son's name, if you can tell?

Do you really know either of the names for Him? I have told you that they are Yahuwah and Yahushua. Check your scripture and see what it says. Don't just look at the translator's results either, but check to see what the names are in the original language that the translator rendered as you see them in English. You may be surprised.

Additional evidence:

    Rhomaios 8:9 But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of Yahuwah dwells in you. Now if any man does not have the Spirit of the Anointed, he is not one of his.

This says that the Spirit of Yahuwah and the Spirit of Yahushua are one and the same. Amazing!

    1 Timotheos (Timothy) 3:16 And very admittedly the mystery of piety is great. Yahuwah was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of the messengers, preached to the heathen, believed on in the world, and received up into honor.

Final conclusion: Yahuwah, Yahushua, and the Sacred Spirit are One and the Same Person in three different manifestations. NOT a polytheistic "three-in-one godhead."

C.F. Castleberry
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