The Trinity Doctrine: Biblical Truth or Hellenic Philosophy?
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Throughout this Bible Study we have produced a large amount of information. We have shown you the historical documented evidence for the creation of the Doctrine of the Trinity or Trinity Doctrine, which was effectively created through the institution of the Nicaean Creed and then the Constantinople Creed. We have shown you the contended arguments going at the time, effectively 300 years after Christs death and 200 years after the death of the last apostle. We have shown you the production of the Trinity Doctrine produced and presented by Plato 400 years even before the Birth of Christ and the exact same philosophical concept being used by Athanasius and those within his greek philosophical sphere to create an orthodox christian doctrine which has nothing to do with scripture but everything to do with greek philosophy and pagan religions.
The question arises to regarding this period in history, ‘Was Arius right or Athanasius after all?’. The answer to that question is not easy. There is very little left written about Arius or his beliefs, but judging from the little we have regarding his beliefs and the Arian position, even though Arius seems to have delved into philosophical discussions himself, he appears to simply have followed on the Early Christian beliefs through the Hebraic understanding that he was taught and learnt in Antioch. He seems to have entered into Philosophical discussions and debates only because he was drawn into them under threats of not being allowed to continue to preach the Truth of Jesus Christ as he was taught and understood using Scripture if he did not. Looking at this study, it is clearly shown that nearly everything Arius believed and espoused, at least in what we can find left written about his beliefs, were in fact scripturally supported, and that Arius and his followers practiced what God tells us to do and as mentioned in the beginning of this study, that being:
2 Timothy 3:16 KJV
16. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness
We believe that this is what Arius tried to do and as has been seen from this Study certainly had the scriptural evidence to support his reproof of Athanasius philosophical beliefs and doctrines. With the evidence supplied from Scripture, and the little we know, we would have to support that Arius doctrines were correct, Athanasius was wrong and that the Doctrine of the Trinity as espoused by many Christian denominations since its creation in 381 A.D. is a Greek Philosophical belief and not a Biblical or scriptural one held by Christ Jesus, the Apostles and the early true Christians.
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