18 December 2013

Examining the Trinity part 3 (Who are the False Preachers?)

Examining The Trinity Doctrine:
Part 3

“Majority of those who profess that they are Christians adhere to the belief that God is a Trinity. Does this prove that Iglesia Ni Cristo ministers are false preachers because of their rejection of the Trinity doctrine?”

A PREACHER IS supposed to know and teach the truth, otherwise he could not expect anyone to understand and believe what he preaches. False preachers do not understand what they preach. Concerning them, the Apostle Paul said:

“They want to be teachers of God's law, but they do not understand their own words or the matters about which they speak with so much confidence.” (I Timothy 1:7 TEV)

False teachers “do not understand their own words or the matters about which they speak.” Regarding the Trinity doctrine this is what Catholic priests admitted about it:

“The Trinity is a wonderful mystery. No one understands it. The most learned theologian, the holiest Pope, the greatest saint, all are mystified by it as the child of seven.” (Martin J. Scott, S.J., God and Myself, p. 118)

As Catholic priests themselves admitted, the “Trinity” (which Catholic theologians, popes, bishops, and priests boldly preach) is a “mystery” that “No one understand it” even the most learned theologians, the “holiest Pope” and the “greatest saint.” They further admitted that “all are mystified by it as a child of seven.” Catholic theologians, popes and saints preaching the “Trinity” without understanding it? This is what the Bible says about them, quoting again I Timothy 1:7, this time from Revised Standard Version:

“Desiring to be teachers of the law, without understanding either what they are saying or the things about which they make assertions.” (I Timothy 1:7, RSV)

Thus, those who preach the Trinity doctrine are the false preachers, not only that they don’t understand their Trinity doctrine, but that this doctrine they uphold contradicts the teachings of the true preachers like the Lord Jesus Christ and the apostles.

Regarding the belief of the Iglesia Ni Cristo about God, the doctrine that the Father alone is the True God, is affirmed and confirmed by the Holy Scriptures. This is what the Lord Jesus Christ teaches:

“Jesus spoke these words, lifted up His eyes to heaven, and said: "Father…And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.” (John 17:1,3 NKJV)

Apostle Paul also teaches the following:

“Yet for us there is one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we for Him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, through whom are all things, and through whom we live.” (I Corinthians 8:6 NKJV)

Thus, the doctrine that the Father is the One True God that uphold by the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church of Christ) is also the doctrine that was taught by the Lord Jesus Christ and the Apostles. Those who teach that the Father is the One True God that created us are true messengers of God:

“Don't we all have the same father? Didn't the same God create us all?…
“It is the duty of priests to teach the true knowledge of God. People should go to them to learn my will, because they are the messengers of the LORD Almighty.” (Malachi 2:10, 7, TEV)

The belief that the Father alone is the one true God is the true knowledge about God that is taught by true messengers of God. Thus, true preachers like the Lord Jesus Christ, the apostles and the prophets explicitly preached that the Father alone is the true God.

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