During the week, my daughter received a very interesting Whatsapp message from a non-Christian; precisely a Muslim, which obviously was mocking Christianity. The following is the message:
“I came across this on Facebook; it looks worthy sharing:(Q-Question; A-Answer)
Q: Who is God? A: Jesus. Q: Is Jesus the son of Mary? A: Yes. Q: Who created Mary? A: God. Q: Who is God? A: Jesus. Q: Jesus is the begotten son? A: Yes. Q: Who is his father? A: God. Q: Who is God? A: Jesus. Q: Jesus is a servant of God? A: Yes. Q: Jesus died on the cross? A: Yes. Q: Who resurrected Jesus? A: God. Q: Is Jesus a messenger? A: Yes. Q: Who sent him? A: God. Q: Who is God? A: Jesus. Q: Did Jesus worship while on earth? A: Yes. Q: Whom did he worship? A: God. Q: Who is God? A: Jesus. Q: Did God have a beginning? A: No. Q: Then who was born on 25 Dec? A: Jesus. Q: Is Jesus God? A: Yes. Q: Where is God? A: In heaven. Q: How many Gods are there in heaven? A: Only one God. Q: Where is Jesus? A: He is seated on the right hand of his father. Q: Then how many are they in heaven? A: Only one God. Q: Then how many seats? A: One. Q: Where’s Jesus? A: Seated next to God. Q: How are they seated on one chair? A: It’s only understood by those with the holy spirit. Hahaha, what a confusion! So beautiful to be a Muslim.
This fellow excitedly sent this message to my daughter because he thought those were intelligent questions which reduce Christianity to nothing but a bunch of confusion. Well, that may be true if the non-scriptural word ‘Trinity’ coined by the Roman Church father, Tertullian, remains our basis for explaining the plural attribute of our God. ‘Trinity’ weakens Christianity because you cannot give a name which means ‘Three united persons’ to the God who vehemently emphasizes He is one (Mk 12:29; James 2:19) and not confuse those whom you want to win into Christianity.
However, when my daughter showed me the message, I smiled and told her “let’s reply this fellow with the same style he adopted”. We will only make our questions comparatively few. So we replied as follows:
Q: Have you ever watched a movie in which one person acted in many parts? A: Yes. Q: Why did the person do so? A: Because He wants the best movie and he believes he could best act those parts. Q: Can God do all good things? A: Yes. Q: Can God do what the movie actor did? A: Yes. Q: Why would God want to do that? A: Because He wants the best operation and He believes no one could best operate in those capacities like Him. Q: Would you want a scriptural reference to this? A: Yes. Q: Can you check what 1 Corinthian 12:6 says? A: It says “There are diversities of operations but it is the same God which worketh all in all”. Q: Are you still confused that one God can act as Father, Son and Holy Ghost at the same time? A: No. Hahaha. It’s wise to be a Christian.
Christianity is confusion to those who have decided to put God in a strait jacket but wisdom to the humble. Jesus said, “…Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.” – Matt 11:29. Beloved non-Christian, Jesus Christ is the wisdom and power of God (1 Cor 1:24). His flesh (which profits nothing – Jn 6:63) is the SON of Mary but His Spirit (which quickens) is the Mighty God and Everlasting Father (Isa 9:6). Jesus is begotten, not as in reproduction of offspring but as in birth (bringing forth) of wisdom: “I wisdom dwell with prudence …When there were no depths, I was brought forth” – Prov 8:12 & 24. The God of Diversity resurrected Jesus yet Jesus is the same resurrection or quickening power that resurrects (Jn 11:12). Jesus is therefore the same God of Diversity. Jesus (as a model man) worshipped God to teach men how to worship their heavenly Father. His references to His heavenly Father while on earth were all done in proverbs (Jn 16:25). “Right hand of God” means “Right hand of power” (Matt 26:64; 1 Pet 3:22). It means being in-charge. It does not mean sitting beside somebody as many religious people literally think. The whatsapp message asked: “How many seats are there in heaven?” If it meant God’s throne? The answer is “one” and it belongs to the “one and only God” of Diversity. He is God Almighty and the Lamb (Jesus) at the same time. Rev 22:3-4 says “And there shall be no more curse: but the THRONE of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and HIS servants shall serve him: And they shall see HIS face; and his name shall be in their foreheads”. Note: “His” is the pronoun used to qualify both God and the Lamb because “God and the Lamb ‘is’ one person with just one “Throne”.
What is causing the confusion is the word ‘Trinity’ which is privately coined to interpret the plural or diverse nature of our God. 2 Pet 1:19-21 says “We have also a MORE SURE word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed… that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost”
Scriptural words are “more sure” words. ‘Trinity’ is not found in Scriptures so it is not a “sure” word. Moreover, it has been severally stated in Scriptures that we should not add to God’s choice of words (Rev 22:18; Prov 30:6; Eccl 3:14). Why are we (Christians) forcing an unnecessary word upon ourselves to destroy the Lord’s harvest! What benefit is ‘Trinity’ to Christianity? None! Isa 34:16 says “Seek ye out of the book of the LORD, and read: no one of these shall fail, none shall want her mate: for my mouth it hath commanded, and his spirit it hath gathered them”. The Holy Spirit gathered the words of the Scriptures. He did not gather ‘Trinity’ which is causing confusion. What unnecessary trouble are we giving ourselves with this alien Word? Beloved, fling ‘Trinity’ into the dustbin and save Christianity the embarrassment.