Bruce, most honorable dudemeister!!
No indeed I don't believe in the Trinity ... I haven't for a while.
At one time I would have jumped on this suggestion of heresy like a duck on a June-bug simply because it has been accepted for so long as one of the fundamentals of the faith. After all, who else would dispute the three-in-one teaching except cults like...JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES?????!!!!! Aaaaaiiiiieeeee!!!! Gasp, cough, choke!!!
But over the years, for me, Doctrine has become less and less important in view of REALITY, in other words, LIFE, and I found myself less concerned with defending doctrine. Somewhere along the line it just kind of faded in view of Christ. Of course, this seemed rather odd to me at times when I was either questioned about it or when the doctrine came up in my own considerations. I mean, for a long while I gave lip-service to the teaching because everybody knows that it presents Christ in the best possible light...right? NOT!!
Yeah, I think the doctrine known as the Trinity is nothing but the appearance of godliness. I think it came about as a control mechanism used by the clergy to help establish itself in a more spiritual level above the laity. I also think it is a DENIAL of the real Jesus Christ who is the very definition of God in man. Though the doctrine seems to elevate God to His rightful position as God it only serves to destroy everything He brought about in Christ.
The doctrine demands that God is God and man is man and that we should never confuse the two. Why would I need a doctrine to convince me of this? Yeah, yeah, many men may have tried to set themselves up as God, but the truth has always been so obvious because so much effort and promo is required to create such an illusion. Human gods have suffered the same sense of inadequacy that we all struggle with they have merely taken the opportunity afforded them to create a sense of superiority by fooling others into validating it by bowing down in subservience. So, what would this have to do with those who have the Spirit of the living God?
Now, why would the religious mind create and stand behind a doctrine that elevates Christ? I mean, could such a godly teaching possibly be in error? After all, it demands that the name of Jesus is above every name, doesn't it? So it seems. But why then does the teaching leave its adherents with an underlying sense of SEPARATION between themselves and Christ if his purpose was to create union?
I began to get suspicious after a while from the intense insistence that Jesus is God a most UN-Biblical statement, you know!! I mean, how could so many millions of people have the correct doctrinal understanding of God's Son and yet be so stinkin' unaware of the freedom he brought? Sounds like the ploy of the evil one, doesn't it? This is a doctrine that any respectable modern-day Pharisee could agree with!!
But the truth of Jesus is not that Jesus became God, but that God became FLESH!! The doctrine of the Trinity has successfully given lip-service to the very details of the death, burial, and resurrection but then portrays the one by whom God has established union with Himself as being separate from those who have been made one. The Trinity doctrine presents the miracle as something that never really happened by distracting our attention from the UNION of God and man in Christ.
Hahaha see what you did by asking me about this?!!