#CatholicismDuterte says Christian belief in Trinity is ‘silly’
'There’s only one God, period. You cannot divide God into 3, that’s silly,' says President Rodrigo Duterte
I am not pro or anti PD30. I did not vote for him. I do recognise him as the elected President of the Republic of the Philippines.
Now that's out of the way … let's analyse this and talk about the Godhead.
- "Holy Trinity"
Well, it __IS__ wrong. Yes, you can not find the word "trinity" in the Bible in any languages but that is an argument only a fool gives. The reason the "Doctrine of the Holy Trinity" is wrong is because from Genesis to Revelation, nowhere you will find any hint, clue, direct or indirect, that there is such a setup in heaven. Not a single verse.
We already discussed this. The Bible is all about 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 (YAHUAH). It is not about you, me, him, her, the angels, the fallen angels, or any creation. It is about the Creator, our Abba, ShangDi ("Most High").
You can not argue with Deuteronomy 6:4.
4 Sh'ma Yis-ra-eil, 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 (YAHUAH) E-lo-hei-nu, 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 (YAHUAH) E-chad
4 Hear, O Yisra'El: 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 (Yahuah) Elohaynu, 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 (Yahuah) is one!
Literal English Version:
4 Hear, O Yisra'el: 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 is our Elohim; 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 is one.
If you think that's only one verse, just go read your own Bible, even the Catholic version. There are lots! But not single one supporting the Holy Trinity Doctrine.
Oh yes, people _think_ they found a verse supporting the existence of the Holy Trinity but if we truly study these verses, especially in its original written language, it all falls down hard. Translations into other languages, most especially into English, changed the meaning of so many key verses (not only those related to the Godhead); one good example are the verses being used to support eating pork, shrimp, and everything "Unclean Animals" and "Unclean Food".
Lastly, I used to be a defender of the Holy Trinity. I know most of the arguments and every explanation to defend it more than most Trinitarians. I even came up with my own ways of explaining the trinity, how it is possible, and I can convince non-trinitarians that the Holy Trinity is correct. (Of course I don't, well used to, but no longer.)
Oh, I almost forgot, the doctrine of the trinity is purely pagan. The Apostles __never__ taught it. This pagan belief entered "Christianity" through Emperor Constantine and it was solidified by the Roman Catholic Church. Hence, if you are not a Catholic but you believe on this pagan doctrine, you are still a Roman Catholic no matter what (which the Vatican is very much happy about).
- "Jesus Christ"
Let's be honest here, the man has a point. If you are indeed a God, why would you let these sinful, ungrateful creations kill you? Can a true "God" be killed? Tell the Muslims that a God can die. Tell the Jews that God can die.
I can't tell if the President is mocking the name "Jesus (Christ)" only because after all, there was no such man named "Jesus" 2000 years ago; or if he was attacking the Messiah himself. But, since he was revealing the truth about the false teaching of "Holy Trinity", I'm more inclined to believe he was attacking the name "Jesus (Christ)".
Yes, there was no man named "Jesus" 2000 years ago. The letter "J" was only invented like 500 years ago and the pronunciation came about around a hundred years later.
If people living at the time before the modern pronunciation of the letter "J" heard you preach "Jesus" the way we pronounce it today, they will scratch their heads.
Worst. If you preach to the people before the letter "J" was invented, they'll burn you alive, call you a heretic, spawn of the devil, for teaching heresy. They called him, Iesus.
Personally? I'll stick to the transliteration of his name as was written on top of the Messiah's head when He was nailed on a tree (or log or a pole but not cross). But here's the thing. Those were transliterations! The pronunciation stayed the same! The Chinese learned and preserved the pronunciation of those transliterations as "Yesu", not "Hesu", not "Jesu".
Second, I do think the President was mocking the name "Jesus (Christ)" in connection with the false Doctrine of the Holy Trinity. After all, the Trinity teaches that "there are three Gods in one God"—don't argue, that is what it is. Why then would a "God" let himself be killed by ungrateful creations? If a God in the Trinity dies, then there are only two Gods left, it's no longer a Trinity. If there are "three Gods in one God" then did they all stopped being "one God" after the second God died?
Wait. I hear someone saying, "three PERSONS in one God". Okay! Please count how many Gods, "God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit". Your own doctrine and traditions betray you! Are you telling us that your "church fathers" were dumb and fools to start such a tradition of "God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit"? If you know better than them, why haven't you "corrected" it?
God + God + God = Gods.
Careful, 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 (YAHUAH) said "there is no other Elohim besides me". There is NO OTHER God, there is only him, 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 (YAHUAH)! His name means Jealous for He is a Jealous El!
Well, we are all saints, so said the Bible, even the Catholic Bible. Why are there "special" saints? Why pray to them? Okay, some say they don't really pray to them, they were asking for help. Ahn, but, pray means to ask! They admitted as much!
Why are you asking for their help? What for? The true Father (not the pope) said to call on His Name! To ask him! DIRECTLY! Even the Messiah, 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤅𐤏 (Yahushua), showed us how to pray in what "Christianity" calls "The Lord's Prayer".
Our Father, who art on heaven, hallowed be thy NAME.
Pray to the Father. What is the Father's Name? How can you make the Father's Name holy, praised, glorify, thank him, if you do not know His Name?! When He taught His apostles how to pray by giving them an example prayer (He did NOT say to repeat the sample prayer a million times, but there's no harm if you want to, just don't make it a "law" (that's what the Pharisees were doing)), they all knew the Name of the Father! That's why He simply said, "hallowed be thy Name".
But how about you? Do you know His Name? You've been repeating this prayer for a million times yet you do not know the Father's Name? So by whose name you were calling upon all these years? Whose name were you making holy, blessed, glorify, praising, giving thanks?
Call upon His Name! Pray to the Father DIRECTLY. You don't need to ask whoever dead man for assistance!
Yes, I know you are asking the "Saints" to intercede for you. Why? Who are these "Saints" that them interceding for you is much better than asking 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤅𐤏 (Yahushua) our Messiah to intercede for you?
If you want someone to intercede for you, go ask 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤅𐤏 (Yahushua), not some dead men who are still sleeping 6 feet under. (There are no souls roaming around, we sleep when we die.) These "Saints" you are asking for intercession? They won't hear you if they are sleeping, you know, what we call "dead". Who was the first person who came back from the dead? Who as the first person who woke up from slumber? His name is 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤅𐤏 (Yahushua)! So, go ask him to intercede for you because HE IS ALIVE AND CAN HEAR YOU!
He is up there, sitting on the right hand of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 (YAHUAH). Talking to Him. Whispering to His ears on behalf of you! But you have tell him what you want, confess it, say it, and do it in His Father's, in Our Father's (not the pope) NAME, 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 (YAHUAH)!
There is only ONE NAME. That Name is 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 (YAHUAH)!
But again, don't believe me. I am only a servant doing what is expected of me. Please, open your Bible, read it, and study. Prove it to yourself.
Baruch 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 (YAHUAH).