It is not a word or or a concept or a doctrine of the early church as in Acts. Trinitarianism was not practiced by the Jews or the early Christians. The prophets did not declare a triune God neither did the apostles. The doctrine of the trinity is not the doctrine of the one true God and his church and as such must be deemed heresy by those who adhere to the apostles doctrine (Acts 2:42). The words ‘blessed trinity’ ‘Holy trinity’ and ‘trinity’ are NOT found in scripture therefore we can conclude that one who preaches truth should not use unbiblical words to define something not found in scripture.
The term “God the father” “God the Son” and “God the Holy Ghost” are not found in scripture. This reveals a key point in our discussion. God is not made up of three co-equal persons. The “Lord God” is God. He alone is God. Who is the Lord? The Lord he is God.
It’s Origins in Brief:
Augustine In Sermon 90 on the New Testament says, “2. For hold this fast as a firm and settled truth, if you would continue Catholics, that God the Father begot God the Son without time, and made Him of a Virgin in time.” wikipedia
Tertullian, Lived in Carthage around 200 and was the first to write on Christianity in the LATIN language. He gave us the English word “trinity” from the Latin: trinitas).
His most important work is the Apologeticum, in defense of the Christians. Running it close must be Adversus Praxean, in which the doctrine of the Trinity comes into clear focus for the first time, in response to a heretic who was twisting the biblical balance between the persons of the Godhead Noddy guide to Tertullian
Praxeas was a Monarchian from Asia Minor who lived in the end of the 2nd century/beginning of the 3rd century. He believed in the unity of the Godhead and vehemently disagreed with any attempt at division of the personalities or personages of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in the Christian Church. He was opposed by Tertullian in his tract, Against Praxeas (Adversus Praxean) Wiki
Athanasius He defended the full divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ against the majority of the bishops who were Arian. Arianism denied the full divinity of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ was a god, but not God. ANSWERS
The council of Nicea (235 AD) gave the church “trinitarianism.” (from ariansm) where Jesus Christ is God but Not GOD!
The New Catholic Encyclopedia 1967 “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.”
Hastings Dictionary of the Bible.
1963, page 1015, says, “The Trinity… is not demonstrable by logic or by Scriptural proofs,…The term Trias was first used by Theophilus of Antioch (c AD 180), …(The term Trinity) is not found in Scripture.”
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary Tells us, “The formal doctrine of the Trinity as it was defined by the great church councils of the fourth and fifth centuries is not to be found in the NT [New Testament]” (Paul Achtemeier, editor, 1996, “Trinity”). New
Bible Dictionary: “The term ‘Trinity’ is not itself found in the Bible. It was first used by Tertullian at the close of the 2nd century, but received wide currency [common use in intellectual discussion] and formal elucidation [clarification] only in the 4th and 5th centuries” (1996, “Trinity”).
In 265 AD, the Bishop of Rome Dionysius. complained about those who “divide and cut to pieces that most sacred doctrine of the Church of God, the Divine Monarchy, making it as if it were three powers and partitive substances and godheads three.” (Ken Raggio).
By 325 AD, the Roman Caesar Constantine had stopped persecuting the Church and had begun to endorse the new Trinitarian version of God. In the organizational meeting of the Roman Catholic Church at the Council of Nicaea (Italy), the NICEAN creed was formulated.
The Nicaean Creed 325 AD Propagated and instituted the Doctrine of the TRINITY. Published first in 325 AD! “The new Trinitarian Roman Catholic Church of Rome demanded that all ONENESS, MONOTHEISTIC, or JESUS’ NAME believers be REBAPTIZED as TRINITARIANS in the titles Father, Son and Holy Spirit, or have all their property confiscated.” (Ken Raggio).
With the replacement truth that God was a trinity there followed an introduction of the Roman road to salvation. Another Roman creation. where followers could be baptized in a trinitarian formula that replaced the name of Jesus. SO NOW WE SEE THAT NOT ONLY WAS THE DOCTRINE OF GOD RECREATED BUT ALSO THE DOCTRINE OF SALVATION.
The Catholic Encyclopedia, II, page 263, says, “The baptismal formula was changed from the name of Jesus Christ to the words Father, Son, and Holy Spirit by the Catholic Church in the second century.”
Martin Luther, the German priest who initiated the Protestant Reformation, conceded, “It is indeed true that the name ‘Trinity’ is nowhere to be found in the Holy Scriptures, but has been conceived and invented by man” (reproduced in The Sermons of Martin Luther, John Lenker, editor, Vol. 3, 1988, p. 406).UCG.ORG
My Note: To this day one must be baptized into the name of the father son and holy Ghost (that line repeated over you as you are baptized in order to be considered a Catholic. The strange thing is this.Many charismatic and pentecostal denominations also require this..THE TRUTH in scripture no one was baptized this way. All who follows Jesus were baptized into the name.
Well isn’t that what Jesus said Go make disciples baptizing them in the in the “name” (singular one).