Shouldn’t Christians Be Called Churchians Instead?

If a Christian is one who follows Christ, then a “Churchian” would be one who follows church.

Do Christians today follow Christ or do they follow church?  Which do you follow?

If your service to Christ consists of your devotion to church, then consider that Christ did not command us to attend church.  Instead, He commands that we love our brethren, even the least of them, as we love ourselves – and that we love Him above all.  This requires a day and night consciousness of our Creator – not occasional attendance at religious meetings.

Let us do what Christ commands and do not follow man-made tradition.

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The purpose of this blog is to proclaim Jesus Christ to those who want to hear about Him without having to join a church – or anything else – but Him.

Six Objections to the Trinity – 6 of 6

6 of 6:  The trinity concept is an impractical way to relate to a God who wants us to trust, love, and obey Him.  It’s confusing to pray wondering whether you’re supposed to be praying to the “first or second  person of the Trinity” – or is it all three?  Does any of this confusion foster intimacy with God?  Jesus suffered and died on the cross that we might know God personally and intimately.  The trinity concept works against that purpose.

The choice is simple: you can either love, trust, and pray to Christ, or you can try to do those things with a trinity of beings who are said to simultaneously be one being.

It’s much simpler, and more biblical, to live for our Lord Jesus Christ.

To learn more about Christ versus the Trinity, see:

There Is No Trinity; There Is Christ

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The purpose of this blog is to proclaim Jesus Christ to those who want to hear about Him without having to join a church – or anything else – but Him.

Six Objections to the Trinity – 5 of 6

5 of 6:  There are no types, patterns, or analogies for the trinity in Scripture.  Nor in creation can you find an example of three persons in one being, unless it is a person who is possessed by multiple demons – and what is godly or even normal about that?  God commonly gives types, patterns, and analogies for those things He wants us to learn.  Just think of how often Jesus used such analogies in His teaching.  Since we can find no analogy for the trinity, isn’t that a sign that it is not a teaching that comes from God?

The choice is simple: you can either follow Christ for whom there are countless types, patterns, and analogies in the Bible or you can try to follow a trinity concept for which types, patterns, and analogies are practically impossible to find.

It’s much simpler, and more biblical, to live for our Lord Jesus Christ.

To learn more about Christ versus the Trinity, see:

There Is No Trinity; There Is Christ

Posts to Date on the Trinity Versus Christ

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The purpose of this blog is to proclaim Jesus Christ to those who want to hear about Him without having to join a church – or anything else – but Him.

Six Objections to the Trinity – 4 of 6

4 of 6:  The trinity concept defies understanding, logic, and common sense (How can 3=1?).  Those who accept it do so without understanding (to say it’s three persons in one being is just using semantics to dodge the issue).  Scripture may instruct us to accept a stated truth that we cannot understand, but there is no reason for us to infer ideas from it that cannot be understood.  Therefore, know that it is man who tells you God is a trinity, not God.

The choice is simple: you can either follow Christ in simplicity and purity of heart, or you can try to follow three of something that is supposed to be one of something at the same time.

It’s much simpler, and more biblical, to live for our Lord Jesus Christ.

To learn more about Christ versus the Trinity, see:

There Is No Trinity; There Is Christ

Posts to Date on the Trinity Versus Christ

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The purpose of this blog is to proclaim Jesus Christ to those who want to hear about Him without having to join a church – or anything else – but Him.

Six Objections to the Trinity – 3 of 6

3 of 6:  There was not a binity (if trinity means three in one, binity would mean two in one) recognized in the Old Testament even though the Father and Holy Spirit had been revealed in those days.  If we should accept a trinity from the New Testament, there should be a binity in the Old Testament.

The choice is simple: you can either follow Christ like it says in the New Testament, or you can try to follow a trinity of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit when there wasn’t even a binity of the Father and the Holy Spirit before the Son came.

It’s much simpler, and more biblical, to live for our Lord Jesus Christ.

To learn more about Christ versus the Trinity, see:

There Is No Trinity; There Is Christ

Posts to Date on the Trinity Versus Christ

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The purpose of this blog is to proclaim Jesus Christ to those who want to hear about Him without having to join a church – or anything else – but Him.

GICNAT

Six Objections to the Trinity – 2 of 6

2 of 6:  The apostles did not articulate the trinity concept as it has been articulated by post-apostolic fathers and by people today.  That is, it is not explicitly taught in Scripture.  In yet other words, it is not explicitly taught by prophets, the apostles, or the Lord.  And it is an inadequate and unsatisfying explanation of what is taught by them).

Therefore, the choice is simple: you can either follow Christ like the Bible says to do, or you can try to follow God as a trinity of which Christ is a part like the church says to do.

It’s much simpler, and more biblical, to live for our Lord Jesus Christ.

To learn more about Christ versus the Trinity, see:

There Is No Trinity; There Is Christ

Posts to Date on the Trinity Versus Christ

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The purpose of this blog is to proclaim Jesus Christ to those who want to hear about Him without having to join a church – or anything else – but Him.

GICNAT

Six Objections to the Trinity – 1 of 6

1 of 6:  The trinity concept contends for attention with the New Testament’s focus on Christ (that is, it obscures God’s mystery, Christ, and replaces it with man’s mystery, the trinity).

The choice is simple: you can either follow Christ, or you can try to follow a God who is supposed to be a trinity of which Christ is a part.

It’s much simpler, and more biblical, to live for our Lord Jesus Christ.

To learn more about Christ versus the Trinity, see:

There Is No Trinity; There Is Christ

Posts to Date on the Trinity Versus Christ

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The purpose of this blog is to proclaim Jesus Christ to those who want to hear about Him without having to join a church – or anything else – but Him.

GICNAT

Christ Is the Mystery of God

In his New Testament epistles, the apostle Paul calls Christ “the mystery of God.”

Indeed it is a mystery how God could have been in Jesus of Nazareth to bring about the salvation of the world.

How could God have been in a human being and escaped notice by the world?  But it happened.  Read the Bible and see it so.  Not only did the world not recognize God in Christ, they crucified Him!

And how could the defeat of death mean the ultimate victory of life for Jesus…and for the entire human race?  And yet it does.  For we who live now go on to live with Him forever.

There is much more to learn about Christ that I could put in a blog post, or an entire blog, or an entire lifetime.  In Christ are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.  Let us seek them out.

There is much more to learn about Christ than we have yet heard.  We shall be studying Him for all eternity.  There is that much to learn!

To learn more about Christ, see:

There Is No Trinity; There Is Christ

Posts to Date on the Trinity Versus Christ

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The purpose of this blog is to proclaim Jesus Christ to those who want to hear about Him without having to join a church – or anything else – but Him.

GICNAT

No One Can Serve Three Masters

Jesus of Nazareth famously said, “No one can serve two masters.”  Of course, everyone knows this.  He was merely stating this truism to launch His teaching about serving God.

If no one can serve two masters, why then do Christian leaders say that God is a Trinity?  If a person cannot serve two masters, he can certainly not serve three of them.

God is one.  If you want to serve God, serve the Lord Jesus Christ.  He who is called “the second person of the Trinity” is intended by God to have first place in everything.  Therefore, the trinity is a flawed theory about God, designed for people who are more interested in talking about Him than in serving Him.

Jesus is not a theory to be discussed – He is our God to be loved, honored, and obeyed.

For more on this subject, see:  There Is No Trinity; There Is Christ

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The purpose of this blog is to proclaim Jesus Christ to those who want to hear about Him without having to join a church – or anything else – but Him.

Do You Live for the Name of Jesus?

Whose name do you live for: yours or someone else’s?  If someone else’s, is that someone else Jesus?  If so, wonderful!

Most people live for their own name.  That is, they live for their own reputation, their own identity, their own selves.  Such people want to make sure they look good to others – at least the others that they care about impressing.

This is a selfish way to live.  And it’s not very enjoyable.  (Haven’t you noticed?)

Jesus taught us a better way to live.  He lived for God.  He cared more about God’s name than He did His own.  He cared more about God’s reputation than He did His own.  He cared more about God than He cared about Himself.  As He loved and lived for the name of God, so we can love and live for the name of Jesus.  This is where you can find the greatest joy in living.

The name of Jesus Christ – the name which is worthy enough for all of us to live for!

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The purpose of this blog is to proclaim Jesus Christ to those who want to hear about Him without having to join a church – or anything else – but Him.