Why do some Christians get aggressive when they run out of biblical evidence to explain the trinity and resort to name-calling thereby?
- Anonymous2 years agoFavorite Answer
because it is not a bible teaching it was invented by the catholics.
origin of the Trinity doctrine
The New Encyclopædia Britannica says: “Neither the word Trinity, nor the explicit doctrine as such, appears in the New Testament, nor did Jesus and his followers intend to contradict the Shema in the Old Testament: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord’ (Deut. 6:4). . . . The doctrine developed gradually over several centuries and through many controversies. . . . By the end of the 4th century . . . the doctrine of the Trinity took substantially the form it has maintained ever since.”—(1976), Micropædia, Vol. X, p. 126.
The New Catholic Encyclopedia states: “The formulation ‘one God in three Persons’ was not solidly established, certainly not fully assimilated into Christian life and its profession of faith, prior to the end of the 4th century. But it is precisely this formulation that has first claim to the title the Trinitarian dogma. Among the Apostolic Fathers, there had been nothing even remotely approaching such a mentality or perspective.”—(1967), Vol. XIV, p. 299.
In The Encyclopedia Americana we read: “Christianity derived from Judaism and Judaism was strictly Unitarian [believing that God is one person]. The road which led from Jerusalem to Nicea was scarcely a straight one. Fourth century Trinitarianism did not reflect accurately early Christian teaching regarding the nature of God; it was, on the contrary, a deviation from this teaching.”—(1956), Vol. XXVII, p. 294L.
According to the Nouveau Dictionnaire Universel, “The Platonic trinity, itself merely a rearrangement of older trinities dating back to earlier peoples, appears to be the rational philosophic trinity of attributes that gave birth to the three hypostases or divine persons taught by the Christian churches. . . . This Greek philosopher’s [Plato, fourth century B.C.E.] conception of the divine trinity . . . can be found in all the ancient [pagan] religions.”—(Paris, 1865-1870), edited by M. Lachâtre, Vol. 2, p. 1467.
John L. McKenzie, S.J., in his Dictionary of the Bible, says: “The trinity of persons within the unity of nature is defined in terms of ‘person’ and ‘nature’ which are G[ree]k philosophical terms; actually the terms do not appear in the Bible. The trinitarian definitions arose as the result of long controversies in which these terms and others such as ‘essence’ and ‘substance’ were erroneously applied to God by some theologians.”—(New York, 1965), p. 899.
- DP.Lv 62 years ago
SInce there are over 300 verses that attest to the Trinity, directly or indirectly, the only time people run out of biblical evidence is when they reach the limit of their own research.
...since JWs don't do any of such research but merely regurgitate JWorg feed words, they run out quickly and that explains the question!
- Doug CatholicLv 72 years ago
Mainly because it's often frustrating to discover that many people are unable or unwilling to understand even the simplest of mathematical equations, which accurately "models" the real possibility of the existence of a Holy Trinity of Divine Persons: 1 X 1 X 1 = 1.Source(s): www.askmeaboutgod.org
- PubliusLv 72 years ago
Some people try to fit the scriptures to their beliefs instead of the other way around. When they find that the scriptures don't support their beliefs -- even contradict them -- then they resort to logical fallacies rather than reexamining their beliefs -- very much like atheists.
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- Old-unLv 62 years ago
Many millions in Christendom genuinely believe the trinity and get frustrated when the teaching is rejected, they feel and genuinely believe that one can't be Christian if one rejects the trinity, like those of us who are JW's do, we don't believe the trinity doctrine and genuinely believe it is a false pagan teaching. One thing we all agree on is that the truth will always win out in the end.
- Anonymous2 years ago
They are frustrated and desperate from having to defend their bible.
- Michael SLv 62 years ago
The trinity is easy to understand. For some reason people make it more complicated than it is.
If you are saying that the trinity is not justified in scripture, I don't know how you come to that conclusion. Beginning in the first few verses, you already see at least God and the Holy Spirit.
- UserLv 72 years ago
Apparently because "they run out of Biblical evidence to explain the trinity".
Is this a trick question?
- Climate RealistLv 72 years ago
Because they refuse to admit that God is much more wonderful than us and that their lack of understanding of the Trinity does not make the idea of the Trinity false.
- Anonymous2 years ago
Well, FireBall does that, but her excuse is, she's a belligerent, shrieking DRUNK