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The Trinity Doctrine: Its Origin & Absurdity

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The Church teaches you to believe in one Triune God–a God who is “three in one.”  And when this confuses you, she tells you to stop trying to figure out the mysteries of God and just go with it because it’s what the Bible teaches.

The Church has been lying to you.  Yahweh, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit are not three separate Personalities of one Divine Being.  They are three separate and distinct Gods.  Now  before you get all upset, you need to take an honest look at your own behavior and realize that while you claim to be a monotheist (someone who believes in just one God), in practice, you’re an obvious polytheist (someone who believes in multiple Gods).  And that’s a good thing, because true Christianity is a polytheistic religion. Read more of this post

Problematic Worship Songs: THIS I BELIEVE (The Creed) by Hillsong

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In an attempt to steer souls away from lies and to educate them about what the most essential doctrines of Christianity are, human leaders in the early Church got together and invented a set of creeds which could be passed down from generation to generation.  Some of those creeds became forgotten over time, but the Apostles’ Creed  became extremely popular.  Making a song out of something is a good way to remember it, and over the years, different Christian songwriters have taken a stab at turning the main sentiments of the Apostles’ Creed  into a set of catchy lyrics.  Of course adjustments get made here and there, and songwriters sometimes tack on some extra concepts that the original creed doesn’t cover.  But the point is that all of these songs are trying to answer the question: “What does a true Christian believe?”  Read more of this post

Beyond Atonement: Understanding the True Purpose of the Cross

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Because the Church as a whole downplays the Old Testament—so much so that we often throw it out altogether and publish the New Testament alone—Christians have ended up with a very warped view of the cross. When it comes to answering the question “Why did Jesus die on the cross for our sins?”, the common answer is “Because He loved us.” Well, this answer simply doesn’t work. You see, Jesus has always loved us and as God Almighty, Jesus has been around forever. So why did He all of a sudden decide to show up on earth in human form and go through the whole crucifixion event? Read more of this post

The Trinity Doctrine: Is it an obstacle to salvation?

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Under the Old Covenant, salvation was obtained through sufficient submission to one God: Yahweh. Under the Old Covenant, if you worshiped any god other than Yahweh, you would be rejected by Him. Before the revelation of Christ, Yahweh demanded that His followers practice monotheism (the belief in only one God). Read more of this post

Who raised Jesus from the dead?

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Who raised Jesus from the dead? Jesus said He raised Himself. But read through Acts and those New Testament epistles, and guess what? Jesus’ disciples say that Yahweh was the One who brought Jesus back to life. Is this a problem? It’s an enormous problem. Read more of this post

Rethinking the Creation Account: Who is Elohim?

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Whenever you find people tenaciously clinging to a blatant lie, it’s because that lie is protecting them from a truth that they aren’t ready to deal with. Take the girlfriend who keeps clinging to the delusion that her guy is committed to her as she watches him flirt with other women right in front of her. What’s going on here? Well, to face the truth about what a heel her man is being would undoubtedly result in a break-up, and that break-up is something the girl doesn’t feel like she can handle. So she keeps clinging to lies, even to the point of shunning friends who are really trying to help her see the light because they care about her welfare. Read more of this post

An Introduction to the Gods of the Bible

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When you’re just getting started in Christianity, or when you’ve been poorly taught by other Christians, the Bible can seem rather confusing. You might have heard that the whole Bible is about Jesus. Well, no, this is utterly ridiculous. The Christian Bible has two Testaments: Old and New. Jesus doesn’t show up until the beginning of the New Testament. The only God who is being referred to throughout the Old Testament is Yahweh, or God the Father.  All of those “Messianic prophecies” you hear about were times when Yahweh would drop hints about a coming Messiah–but no one understood that that Messiah was going to be another God.  At the same time that Yahweh spoke of the Messiah, He insisted that He was the only God in existence–that didn’t leave any room for people to assume that the Messiah would be a Divine Being. Read more of this post

Why did Yahweh lie about being the only God in existence?

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In the Old Testament, Yahweh claims to be the only God in existence. Today we know that there are really three Gods: Yahweh, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. Yahweh Himself confirmed the reality of multiple Gods after the revelation of Jesus. So why did He lie about it? What was the point?

Yahweh always has good reasons for what He does. And once we learn to stop freaking out about the fact that He lied to us, we can finally get around to appreciating the brilliance of His Old Testament evangelism strategy. Read more of this post

Christianity: Monotheism or Polytheism?

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Monotheism is not a religion, but rather a category of religions. If we compile all of the religions in the world, we can divide them into three groups: those that say there is no god (atheism), those that say there is only one god (such as Islam), and those that say there are multiple gods (such as Hinduism). Religions that say there is only one god are classified as monotheism because mono- means one. Religions that say there are multiple gods are classified as polytheism because poly- means many. So then, is Christianity monotheism or polytheism? Well, it’s complicated.

Your pastor is going to tell you that Christianity is a monotheistic religion. He will also tell you that the belief in one God is one of the key doctrines that separates Christianity from other cults. Your pastor says this because this is what he was taught to say by other people who believe in the Trinity. Read more of this post