Okay, this is surely going to get me into trouble with a lot of folks who read this. But you know what? Even though it might be said, "Oh, HE's the guy who doesn't believe in the Trinity!", it won't really be because of what I believe or don't believe. Not a chance. You see, I'm not questioning or denying anything about GOD, but I AM questioning the religious human logic that assumes it can define God by a doctrinal formula.
- This doctrine pretends to be about God, but it's really about man and his handle on God.
- This doctrine pretends to glorify Jesus Christ, but somehow in the process, it denies the centermost realities of his identity.
- This doctrine attempts to replace true faith with a set of "truths" to agree with about God so that we can pacify our fears of unbelief by declaring our adherence to the stated "facts" about God in His relation to Jesus and to the Spirit.
- It deceives us into thinking that we can determine the presence of or lack of "faith" by comparing how our our verbal statements line up with a doctrinal statement.
- It tells you that your understanding of God is not really found in Christ but in an intellectual understanding and agreement of "God" that is recorded in ink and written on paper and not written on the heart.
Please know that I am not disregarding those who have presented many wonderful and life-filled realities just because they may have been included under the heading of "The Trinity," because I have no doubt that the Spirit gives insight in spite of our formulas. :)
You want to know something else this doctrine pushes? That the separation between man and God has not really been bridged in Christ in any real way because it still exists and will always exist. For the doctrine teaches that God is God and man is man and never the two will mix. But then what of Jesus? Isn't he the joining of God and man? Did he bring us into FELLOWSHIP with the Father and with himself through his Spirit? Haven't we been made ONE with God through Christ? How is it that if the doctrine of the Trinity is such a "foundational" teaching of Christianity that the majority of those who hold to the doctrine do not also hold to the reality of our union with God in Christ?