The Trinity ["Out of the Mouth of Babes"—ed.] by Casey Hixon, 12 years old
The Trinity is a very debatable topic. Most people believe that the Trinity is the truth. Some people believe that the Trinity is not the truth. I am one of those people who do not believe that the Trinity is the truth. I am going to try to convince you that you should not believe the Trinity, because it is not true. My four points of discussion are:
- God cannot die,
- Jesus himself was not a Trinitarian,
- God is unchangeable and
- God cannot be tempted.
My first reason is that God cannot die. He is immortal, as the Bible says. If Jesus was God, then he could not have been crucified on the cross for our sins. If Jesus was the human form of God, who was doing God’s job when He was dead? The answer is, no one! If your reply is God was, then you have created two Gods. No one could have been doing His job if God was dead (which the Bible says is impossible!). If [as Modalists/Oneness say] Jesus and God are the same person, how could he resurrect himself from the dead? When you are dead, you are asleep and you don’t know anything, as Ecclesiastes 9:5 says: "For the living know they will die; but the dead do not know anything, nor have they any longer a reward, for their memory is forgotten."
If you ask a person to explain the Trinity to you, they will say, "Well, it’s just a mystery." If you do not have an answer, then you should start looking in your Bible. But when you look in your Bible, it says nothing about the Trinity. The word Trinity is not in the Bible. It is not even hinted at in the Bible. [When the Bible says "God" it never means the Trinity. There are 12,000 instances of the words for "God" in the Bible and none of them means the triune God. — ed.]
My second point is that Jesus himself was not a Trinitarian. Jesus was a Jew. If you ask any Jewish rabbi what the word echad (the Hebrew word for one) means he will tell you it means one, not three or three forms of one, but simply one.
Jesus in the book of Mark (Mark 12:28-29) was talking to a scribe. The scribe asked Jesus what the greatest commandment was. Jesus answered by reciting the Shema (the creed of Israel): "The greatest commandment is this, ‘Hear O Israel, The Lord our God is one Lord.’" This means that God is one Person, not three as many today believe. Jesus never even dreamed of putting himself on the same level as God. He always called God his Father. Jesus also prayed all the time to his Father, God.
My third point is that God is unchangeable. This means that God cannot change into a human. The Bible states that Jesus, right now, is sitting at the right hand of God.
My last point is that God cannot be tempted. When you look at the Bible, it says that Jesus was tempted by Satan. The Bible says that God cannot be tempted in James 1:13: "When tempted, no one should say, ‘God is tempting me.’ For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He tempt anyone." For this to be true Jesus could not have been God because he was tempted by the very evil Satan.
The problem started many years ago when two sides argued about whether God was one or a Trinity. The decision was made at the Council of Nicea that God was a Trinity. Many of the people didn’t understand the Trinity, and the priests said, "We priests understand it and you don’t need to." That gave the priests power over the people. As you now see, God cannot be three Persons. It is simply impossible. If you ask people today to explain the Trinity to you, nine out of ten simply cannot explain it. That is amazing.
It’s really not that hard.
God is one and Jesus is His only Son.
The above article is taken from: http://www.focusonthekingdom.org/107.pdf