SUMMARY: John wrote to refute Gnosticism which included Hermes-Mercury-Kairos as the Greek LOGOS.  John recorded 

1. Jesus ALWAYS says that He is the SON of God.

2. The Jews claimed

John 10:33 The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not;
    but for Blasphemy;
    and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God.

3. Jesus called those who accused Him with blasphemy, BLASPHEMERS.

John 10:36 Say ye of him,
    WHOM "Whom" is not the "Father."
    the
    Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world,
Thou BLASPHPHEMEST
    because I said, I am the SON OF GOD
John 10:37 If I do NOT the works of my Father, believe me not.

Another rebuke of the always-pagan triads:

John 20:17 Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not;
        for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them,
        I ascend unto MY Father, and your Father; and to MY God, and YOUR God.

Jesus gave His promise only to those who were not tardy-doubters:

John 20:21 Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath SENT me, even so SEND I you.
John 20:22 And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost :

John 20:24 But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came.

Tardy and Doubting (faithless) Thomas blurted:

John 20:28 And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God. 
John 20:29 Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me,
        thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.
John 20:30 And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book:

John the Corrects Tardy-Doubting-Faithless Thomas and all Christians:

John 20:31 But these are written,
        that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, [Not Jehovah-Elohim[
        the Son of God;
        and that believing ye might have life through his name.

You are OF the wold and not able to be Washed with water INTO the Word or Logos or Regulative Principle unless you can confess that:
   
        Jesus is the CHRIST the Son of THE Living God.

Jesus is the unique Son of God born by God planting the seed (Word) into Mary: this is refute the always-pagan and Catholic father god and human mother.  He is till THE MAN CHRIST JESUS and He is not 1/3 of a family of gods demanded of the trinity.  We have the same Father-God only when we are baptized INTO Christ.

Trinitarians are defined as BLASPHEMERS or Despisers of God and His Word and refuse to follow Jesus OUT to suffer and die if they speak the Word as Jesus spoke ONLY what He heard from His Father.

Christ (Messiah) came in the flesh but the forma or image of God. However, He abandoned His authority and became a SLAVE and died on the cross. Any Disciple OF Christ will speak only the Word or Logos or God's Regulative Principle which is not a person or people.  Jesus was neither the Son of God or the Christ (anointed agent) until God "made Him to be."

Rom. 1:1 Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God, [Theos]
Rom. 1:2 (Which he had promised afore by his prophets in the holy scriptures,)
Rom. 1:3 Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord [Kurios], which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh;
Rom. 1:4 And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:
Rom. 1:5 By whom we have received grace and apostleship,
        for obedience to THE TRUTH among all nations, for his name:
Rom. 1:6 Among whom are ye also the called of Jesus Christ:

Paul demands that both male and female be SILENT beyond PREACHING the Word by READING the Word.
Males are prone to fight over their own dogma and USE women to bring on further WRATH or an ORGY.
Females were always used as "worship teams" or self-exhibitors who claimed that their ECSTACY or madness was from A god.
However, in all of the silence passages the reason to refute self-authoring speakers (sons of the Devil says Jesus) was so that:
        WE MIGHT ALL COME TO A KNOWLEDGE OF THE TRUTH, THE LOGOS, THE REGULATIVE PRINCIPLE.
        The Logos or Regulative Principle outlaws the legalism of personal opinions, personal experiences, rhetoric, singing or playing instruments.

       
1Tim. 2:4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
        1Tim. 2:5 For there is
ONE GOD [Theos]
                  and one mediator between God and men, the MAN Christ Jesus;

Trinitarians DENY that and blaspheme because they refute the WORD of God Breathed by Spirit. There is no Holy Spirit God which stands between God the Father and Jesus Christ His Son and mediator. Spirit is God's Breath delivered without metron or METER.

1John 2:22 Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ?
Messiah in the FLESH, Seed of Abraham

John 14:9 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? 
Which is the same as: Which is the same as:
He is ANTICHRIST

Acts 2:36 that God [Theos]
hath MADE
that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified,
  both Lord [Kurios]

  and Christ.
[NOT a God Word]
that denieth the

  
Father [one Theos]

   and

   the Son. [one
Theos]
he that hath seen me hath seen the Father;
[Christ, who is the image of God 2 Cor 4:4]

and HOW sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?

Pagan Thesis: father, mother (spirit), mewling son.

God's ANTI-thesis: IMAGE of One God

1 John 2:23 Whosoever  
  denieth the Son  
the same
  hath not the Father: 
John 14:10 Believest thou not that I am IN the Father, and the Father IN me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth IN me, he doeth the work
he that acknowledgeth the Son
hath the Father also

2 John and the ANTICHRIST.  A Church of Christ is called "the WAY which is called a SECT." It is narrow, exclusive and only those lost spirits Jesus came to rescue can find it. Fools cannot even stumble in.
2John 2 For the truth’s sake, which dwelleth in us, and shall be with us for ever.
2John 3 Grace be with you, mercy, and peace,
        from God the Father,
        and from the Lord Jesus Christ,
        the Son of the Father, in truth and love.
2John 4 I rejoiced greatly that I found of thy children WALKING in truth,
        as we have received a commandment from the Father.

peripa^t-eō ,  2. [select] walk about while teaching, discourse, Pl.Ep.348c, D.L.7.109

2 Thessalonians 3.6 Now we command you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you withdraw yourselves from every brother who walks in rebellion, and not after the tradition which they received from us.
God is holy or wholly Spirit without flesh and bones: He is neither a man nor the son of Man.
Jesus came in flesh and bones and is both MAN and the SON OF MAN
Luke 24:39 Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see;
         for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.

Those unable to read say that John said that GOD came in the FLESH.  It was God's WORD or His Regulative Principle which came in the FLESH of the MAN Jesus of Nazareth.  Jesus appeared to Paul and let Him hear His Voice to QUALIFY Him to be guided into all truth:
Acts 22:8 And I answered, Who art thou, Lord?[Kurios not Theos]  And he said unto me, I am Jesus of Nazareth, whom thou persecutest.
It was not God Who came in the Flesh but Christ as the Messiah, of the seed of Abraham
2John 5 And now I beseech thee, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment unto thee,
        but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another.
2John 6 And this is love, that we walk after HIS commandments.
        This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning,
        ye should walk in it.
2John 7 For many deceivers are entered into the world,
        who
confess not that Jesus Messiah is come in the flesh.
        This is a deceiver and an antichrist.

"I" AM is not MY Father. "I AM is the SON."

Blasphemy Against the Holy Spirit--the Word of God, Logos, Regulative Principle
John writes that Antichrist denies the one god the FATHER and one SON Jesus Christ

Blasphemy: Claiming the Baptism of The Holy Spirit. North Boulevard Church of Christ East and West.
The Baptism (overwhelming) of HOLY SPIRIT (No 'the') was promised only to the Apostles in the upper room.  The WIND was the Returned Jesus as Holy Spirit breathing which always produces words: WORD or Logos, the Regulative Principle which outlaws any role other than PREACHING the word by READING the Word in the ONCE A WEEK Day of REST which defines SCHOOL as the way to refresh the HUMAN spirit.

 The Baptism of Fire is reserved for the Viper Race (serpents) including Scribes and Pharisees: Speaking your own Words, singing, playing instruments, drama or anything beyond REST which means A School (only) of Christ (only).

The Abomination of Desolation: first defined as the instrumental-trinitarian worship at Mount Sinai.

 C. Leonard Allen Trinitarian Theology and Spiritual Life

Athanaeus set the stage for further expounding because Constantine had his own version.  Athanaeus makes it clear that it was God the CREATOR who appeared in a PHYSICAL BODY. He does not speak of a "spirit' person at all.  Furthermore, he agrees with the Greeks that the Kosmos or Universe is a LIVING BEING. The Jews and all pagans were ABANDONED to worship the starry host and believed that the five known planets and the sun and moon were literal gods and THEY were worshipped by the civil-military-clergy while God's godly people attended synagogue was is included in the words for REST which excludes anything anyone wants you to pay them to PERFORM.  New "Hermeneutics" (a delusional word) is named after the pagan Hermes as the PERSON CALLED THE LOGOS.

In VISIBLE contrast, The Word or LOGOS is not a LIVING CREATURE but the Regulating Principle expressed in WORDS and exclusive of rhetoric, personal opinions, personal experiences, moralizing sermons, singing, playing instruments or acting. If God was LITERALLY quarantined to the body of the MAN JESUS OF NAZARETH then LOGOS is never a Biblical "god" person so that you still have only God's Regulative Principle which excludes human opinions, experiences, songs, sermons, playing instruments or acting all of which are marks of the servants of the Mother Goddess. Athanaeus does not speak of trinity but "incarnation." He does not consider the Spirit OF God as a member of the godhead. He does not know that "godhead" is the NATURE of God and not a god, like Janus, with three heads.

4. But if they confess that there is a Word of God, and He ruler of the universe, and that in Him the Father has produced the creation, and that by His Providence the whole receives light and life and being, and that He reigns over all, so that from the works of His providence He is known, and through Him the Father,--consider, I pray you, whether they be not unwittingly raising the jest against themselves.

5. The philosophers of the Greeks say that the universe is a great body 120 ; and rightly so.
        For we see it and its parts as objects of our senses.
        If, then, the Word of God is in the Universe, which is a body,
        and has united Himself with the whole and with all its parts,
        what is there surprising or absurd if we say that He has united Himself 121 with man also.

Jesus didn't pray for the World because the Little Flock or the SECT that is called the WAS had an ANTI-WORLD view because they were not OF this LIVING BODY the trinitarians worship.

120 Especially Plato, Tim. 30, &c.

121 epibebhkenai, cf. above, 20. 4, 6. The Union of God and Man in Christ is of course 'hypostatic' or personal, and thus (supra 17. 1), different in kind from the union of the Word with Creation. His argument is ad homines. It was not for thinkers who identified the Universe with God to take exception to the idea of Incarnation.

Plat. Tim. 29e] constructed Becoming and the All. He was good, and in him that is good no envy ariseth ever concerning anything; and being devoid of envy He desired that all should be, so far as possible, like unto Himself. This principle, then, we shall be wholly right in accepting from men of wisdom as being above all the supreme originating principle of Becoming and the Cosmos.

Plat. Tim. 30a
For God desired that, so far as possible, all things should be good and nothing evil; wherefore, when He took over all that was visible, seeing that it was not in a state of rest but in a state of discordant and disorderly motion, He brought it into order out of disorder, deeming that the former state is in all ways better than the latter. For Him who is most good it neither was nor is permissible to perform any action save what is most fair. As He reflected, therefore, He perceived that of such creatures as are by nature visible


Isaiah 45 Chris says that Jehovah in contrast to the Elohim did NOT created a mess: rather He made the earth (fruitful land areas) suitable for habitation.

Plat. Tim. 30b none that is irrational will be fairer, comparing wholes with wholes, than the rational; and further, that reason cannot possibly belong to any apart from Soul. So because of this reflection He constructed reason within soul and soul within body as He fashioned the All, that so the work He was executing might be of its nature most fair and most good. Thus, then, in accordance with the likely account [logon], we must declare that this Cosmos has verily come into existence as a Living [zōon] Creature endowed with soul and reason owing to the providence of God.
empsu_kh-os , on, A.having life in one, animate, opp. apsukhos,
log-izomai 
5. conclude by reasoning, infer that .
The Apostate Trinitarians having captured most if not all universities mock and mock and mock people who use their REASON. They claim that all truth can be found by human reason: that is a lie. The rationalists quoted claim that the Scriptures can be read because God has given mankind reason. They imply that they are IRRATIONAL and that is the Bridal-Bed of trinity.

6. For if it were absurd for Him to have been in a body at all,
        it would be absurd for Him to be united with the whole either,
        and to be giving light and movement to all things by His providence.
        For the whole also is a body.

7. But if it beseems Him to unite Himself with the universe,
        and to be made known in the whole,
        it must beseem Him also to appear in a human body,
        and that by Him it should be illumined and work.
For mankind is part of the whole as well as the rest.
        And if it be unseemly for a part to have been adopted
        as His instrument to teach men of His Godhead,
        it must be most absurd that He should be made known even by the whole universe.

Godhead or Theotes means DIVINE NATURE: Disciples also partake of the divine nature but they are not gods

All pagans taught a trinity of father, mother (spirit) and not so nice son.  Hermes as the false teacher's "LOGOS" is repudiated by all of Scripture proving that God's WORD or Regulative Principle is what GOD speaks as His regulating or creating power.  Jesus of Nazareth SPOKE the Logos of the Father but He was not "eternally generated" or the literal birthed son of God. Father, Spirit and Son in the spiritual sense speak of God as the only Teacher, God Who breathes (spirit) and the MAN JESUS as the articulated message. The relationship is of SKHOLE and not a neo-pagan religious group trying to silence the voice of the victim by their own songs and sermons.

The ancient and modern religions in opposition to the School of Christ

Deut. 18:14 For these nations, which thou shalt possess,
        hearkened unto observers of times, and unto diviners:
        but as for thee, the LORD thy God hath not suffered thee so to do.

Augur , any soothsayer, diviner, seer, in gen.: augur Apollo, as god of prophecy (v. Apollo),
divini pectoris carmina, carmen , Apollinem) concordant carmina nervis,
        carmina citharae liquidum carmen, a soothsayer, prophet [Miriam and the Levites]
       “barbaricum,id. M. 11, 163.—With allusion to playing on the cithara

When Jacob cursed the Levites and their synagogues he told them to WAIT until Shiloh came. There were no religious rituals and they were acceptable to God if they honored Him and practiced Justice: something NOT part of the modern attempt to subvert the Church.The Warning did not prevent the Jews from mingling with Canaanite Baalism and the Temple-state worshipped the starry host including Apollon or Abaddon.  The Levites served (Abadoh) with instrumental prophesying.

Deut. 18:15 The LORD thy God will raise up unto thee a PROPHET from the midst of thee,
         OF THY BRETHREN like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken;
Deut. 18:16 According to all that thou desiredst of the LORD thy God in Horeb
        in the day of the assembly, saying, Let me NOT hear again the voice of the LORD my God,
        neither let me see this great fire any more, that I die not.
Deut. 18:17 And the LORD said unto me, They have well spoken that which they have spoken.

And God blinded the clergy until they turned or were baptized into Christ. (2 Corinthians 3)

Deut. 18:18 I will RAISE THEM UP A PROPHET FROM AMONG THEIR BRETHREN
        like unto thee, and will put MY WORDS in his mouth;
        and he SHALL SPEAK them all that I shall command him.
Deut. 18:19 And it shall come to pass,
        that whosoever will not hearken unto MY WORDS which HE shall SPEAK IN MY NAME
        I will require it of him.

Matt. 13:57 And they were offended in him. But JESUS said unto them,
        A PROPHET is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house.
Matt. 21:11 And the multitude said,
        This is JESUS THE PROPHET OF NAZARETH of Galilee.
 
Luke 24:19 And he said unto them, What things? And they said unto him,
        Concerning JESUS of Nazareth,
        which was a PROPHET mighty in deed and WORD
        before God and all the people:

John 6:14 Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did,
        said, This is of a truth THAT PROPHET THAT should come into the world.

Acts 3:20 And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you:
Acts 3:21 Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things,
        which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy PROPHETS since the world began.
Acts 3:22 For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A PROPHET shall the Lord your God raise up
        unto you of your brethren, like unto me;
        him shall ye hear in all things whatsoever he shall say unto you.
Acts 3:23 And it shall come to pass, that every soul,
        which will not hear THAT PROPHET, shall be destroyed from among the people.
Acts 3:24 Yea, and all the prophets from Samuel and those that follow after,
        as many as have spoken, have likewise foretold of these days.

Acts 7:37 This is that Moses, which said unto the children of Israel, A PROPHET shall the Lord your God raise up unto you OF YOUR BRETHREN like unto me; him shall ye hear.
John 4:19 The woman saith unto him, Sir, I perceive that THOU ART A PROPHET
6.28.15      Theologians reject especially the Apostles and have no reason to know the prophets: Theology in the Greek texts and SPIRITUS points to Abaddon-Apollon.  If you watch the news truth is coming down hard on colleges who sell worthless degrees.

Jesus defined the Scribes and Pharisees as hypocrites: in Isaiah 29 and Ezekiel 33 named performance preachers for hire-hirelings-, singers and instrument players.

Jesus promised that Doctors of the Law (Scribes and Pharisees) TAKE AWAY THE KEY TO KNOWLEDGE. That is their job and that is what they do.  Strong delusions means that if you are hired to bad mouth Scripture God sends strong delusions so that you believe your own laws.  The MARK of strong delusions is selling a "worship ritual" with performing rhetoricians, singers, instrument players, actors or dancers.  Paul said that corrupting the Word is selling learning at retail: his Word and the ethical Greekscalled it prostitution.

A premise being suggested by these contemporary writers and historians is that the (what they refer to as) "word only" position was a newer point of view borne out of Lockean and Baconian rationalistic theory.  They would claim that their view of a more proactive work of the Holy Spirit is more historical and indeed more Biblical.

The Word or Logos is the REGULATIVE PRINCIPLE: it outlaws private opinions, private experiences, rhetoric, poetry, singing, playing instruments or any of the hypocritic arts and crafts.  Calling it Lockean or Baconian proves that people have never read the Bible or any Greek texts.  Logos or the Regulative Principle MEANS that God speaks so that a LOGICAL mind can understand it. If you bewail the lack of denominational violations of the LOGOS then Christ said THERE IS NO LIGHT IN YOU (Isaiah 4)


Num. 23:18 And he took up his parable, and said, Rise up, Balak, and hear;
        hearken unto me, thou son of Zippor:
Num. 23:19 God is NOT a man, that he should LIE;
        neither [is God] the SON OF MAN he should repent:
        hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?

Hos. 11:9 I will not execute the fierceness of mine anger, I will not return to destroy Ephraim:
        for I am God, and not man; the Holy ONE in the midst of thee: and I will not enter into the city.

Jesus would be the Son of Man and Son of the Highest.

Luke 1:32 He shall be great, and
        shall be called the Son of the Highest:
        and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of HIS father David:
John 10:29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all;
        and no MAN is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand.
John 14:28  Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you.
         If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father:
        for my Father is greater than I

Jesus and His Father were UNUM or United: 1 and 1 cannot be 1
 
JESUS SAID THAT HE WAS A MA
N

1Tim. 2:5 For there is ONE GOD, and one mediator between God and men, the MAN Christ Jesus;
1Tim. 2:6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.
1Tim. 2:7 Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle,
        (I speak the truth in Christ, and lie not;) a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and verity.


If Jesus WAS GOD then both God and Paul are called LIARS.

GOD SAID THAT HE WAS NOT A SON OF MAN

Matt. 8:20 And Jesus saith unto him,
        The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests;
        but the
SON OF MAN hath not where to lay his head.

God said that He was not the SON OF MAN. Jesus said that He was THE SON OF man.
Therefore, He said I am NOT GOD
Those who say that Jesus the SON OF MAN is really GOD call both God and Jesus Liars.

Matt. 9:6 But that ye may know that the SON OF MAN hath power on earth to forgive sins,
        (then saith he to the sick of the palsy,)
        Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house.
Matt. 9:27 And when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him,
        crying, and saying, Thou SON OF DAVID, have mercy on us

Saying that the Son of David was God is like saying that Mary was the MOTHER of God Who created her.

John 4:24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

Those who  hire a STAFF to worship Him IN THE FLESH deny the woman at the well who understood that the ROLE of Messiah was HE WILL TEACH US ALL THINGS.

Luke 24:39 Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself:
        handle me, and see;
        for a SPIRIT hath not FLESH AND BONES
        as ye see me have.
Eph. 5:30 For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.

2John 7 For many deceivers are entered into the world,
        who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the FLESH.
        This is a deceiver and an antichrist.

Jesus of Nazareth CAME IN THE FLESH: Contrary to Lucado-Shelly God did not deliver a vail of light into Mary.


The Word or LOGOS is defined as the Regulative Principle: it excludes personal opinions, rhetoric, singing or playing instruments or SUGGESTIONS.  If you know that a Christian is a Disciple commanded to teach that which Christ taught in the Prophets and Apostles you won't need a command to come before God in silence.
Speak or Say or Read are the Logos-Masculine view and is opposite to SOPHIA which marks just the opposite

John 8:23
And he SAID unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above:
        ye are OF this world; I am NOT OF this world.
[ecumenical self-willed]
John 8:24
I SAID therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins:
        for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.

John 8:25
Then said they unto him, Who art thou? And Jesus SAITH unto them,
         Even the same that I SAID unto you from the beginning. [Not Genesis 1:1]

Jesus obeyed the CENI: you don't need to!

John 8:26 I have many things to SAY and to judge of you: but he that sent me is true;
        and I SPEAK to the world those things which I have HEARD of him.

John 8:28 Then SAID Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man,
........... then shall ye know that I am he,
........... And that I do nothing of myself;
........... but as my Father hath taught me,
........... I SPEAK these things.

Looking for God's inferences

John 8:29 And he that sent me is with me:
........... the Father hath not left me alone;
........... for I do alway those things that please him.

You don't have to!

John 8:30 As he SPAKE these words, many believed on him.

John 8:31 Then SAID Jesus to those Jews which believed on him,
........... If ye continue in MY WORD, [Logos: regulative principle: CENI]
             then are ye
my disciples indeed;

You don't have to!

John 8:32 And ye shall know THE TRUTH, and the truth shall make you free.

John 17:17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
2Cor. 6:7 By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armour of righteousness on the right hand and on the left,
James 1:18 Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.

John 8: 35 And the servant abideth not in the house for ever:
         but the
Son abideth ever.
John 8: 36
If the Son therefore shall make you free,
        ye shall be free indeed.

The Kenites or Cainites gained control of the Priesthood almost from the beginning: God had turned them over to worship the STARRY HOST because of musical idolatry were NOT worthy of hearing Jesus. Therefore, He spoke to them in parables. THESE were predestinated to be lost based on their own choices.

When people question the Words of Christ they question God and HE sends strong delusions so that they believe a lie and ae damned. When you fall you cannot get up and THAT was the message about the FALL produced by music.

John 8:37 I know that ye are Abrahams seed; but ye seek to kill me,
........... because my WORD (logos) hath no place in you.

John 8: 38 I SPEAK that which I have seen with my Father:
........... and ye do that which ye have seen with your father. [the Devil]

John 8: 39 They answered and SAID unto him,
........... Abraham is our father. Jesus SAID unto them,
........... If ye were Abrahams children, ye would do the works of Abraham.

Acts 15:21 For Moses of old time hath in every city them that PREACH him, being READ in the synagogues every sabbath day.

Lego  To say something, i. e. to speak to the point or purpose,
7.Pass., legetai, like Lat. dicitur, it is said, on dit, Hdt., also legontai einai they are said to be9.to boast of, tell of, Xen.: to RECITE what is written, labe to biblion kai lege Plat., etc.:—but the sense of Lat. lego, to read, only occurs in compds., analegomai, epilegomai.
13. recite what is written, “labe to biblion kai legePl.Tht.143c; and freq. in Oratt., as “lege ton nomonD.21.8 and 10, etc.; of lectures, “akousate mou skholia legontos
The  only Resource
biblion
or bublion , to,
3. ta b. place in which books are kept, library, “anethēkate eis ta b.D.Chr.37.8.
4. ta b. ta hagia the sacred books or Scriptures, LXX 1 Ma.12.9; ta b. tou nomou

The  only Purpose Driving the Church
Skholion   A.“skholē” 111) interpretation, comment, Cic.Att.16.7.3; “skholia legein”  esp. short note, scholium, Gal.18(2).847, etc.; “skholia sunageirōn”  s. eis ti on a book, 

The  church is ekklesia or synagogue
Suna^geirō , aor. sunēgeira, Ep. A.xunageiraIl.20.21: Ep. 3pl. aor.1 Pass. “sunagerthenTheoc.22.76:—gather together, assemble, hōn heneka xunageira (sc. tous theous) Il. l.c., cf. Pl.Criti.121c; ekklēsiēnHdt.3.142, cf. 1.206;
Epigr. 25; “sukhnas analexamenos graphas D.H.1.89; “ek grammatōn a. tiPlu. 2.582a:—Pass., Sapphous -omenēs

Logos is the opposite of poetry or music or preacher jokes or examples.
4.speech, delivered in court, assembly
VI. verbal expression or utterance, lego, lexis

Speaking that which is Written for our LEARNING is Opposite of singing which Ephesians 5 makes perfectly clear EXCEPT for merchats.
Lexis A. speech, opposite ōdē,Pl.Lg.816d; l. ē praxis speech or action, Id.R.396c; ho tropos tēs l. ib.400d; ta lexei dēloumena orders given by word of mouth,
opposite exegesis [Peter's private interpretation outlaws exegesis or FURTHER exppounding]

And for the Slow ones in the Slow Group: "in your heart in 1 Cor 14 meant keep it to yourselves.

ōdē , , contr. for aoidē,opposite. lexis,
2. = epōdos, magic song, spell,Longus 2.7.
joyful songs, songs of praise,kallinikos
en tais ōdais kai melesin [Odes and musical melody is opposite to speaking for learning]

Praxis  II. doing, tōn agathōn
moral action, opposite. poiēsis , [Melody]   tekhnē, [rhetoric, soothsaying, all religious trades]
opposite. pathos, [My personal experiences, opinions, jokes]

If you propose to present your body as a teacher of authority you should not depend on book writers because they corrupt the word meaning "selling learning at wholesale" gained from a pseudo-christian institution selling the GIFT at retail.

WHY THEY MUST MAKE YOU FEARFUL OF EVER READING JOHN LOCKE THE FATHER OF YOUR POLITICAL AND RELIGIOUS FREEDOM----FROM


I am certain that all of those blaming Bible Believers as following John Locke rather than the Spirit OF Christ have never read and don't need to read The Reasonableness of Christianity John Locke
238. Though the works of nature, in every part of them, sufficiently evidence a Deity; yet the world made so little use of their reason, that they saw him not, where, even by the impressions of himself, he was easy to be found.

Sense and lust blinded their minds in some, and a careless inadvertency in others, and fearful apprehensions in most
(who either believed there were, or could not but suspect there might be, superior unknown beings)
       gave them up into the hands of their priests to fill their heads with false notions of the deity,
       and their worship with foolish rites, as they pleased;
       and what dread or craft once began,
       devotion soon made sacred, and religion immutable.

Alexander Campbell repudiating the denominational clergy system defended by the "'Christians" rather than supporting evangelists: a preacher or kerux is a HERALD commanded to GO.

"Give money to make poor pious youths learned clergy, or vain pretenders to erudition; and they pray that they may preach to you; yes, and pay them too. Was there ever such a craft as priestcraft? No, it is the craftiest of all crafts. It is so crafty that it obtains by its craft the means to make craftsmen, and then it makes the deluded support them!" (Campbell, Alexander, Christian Baptist, Dec. 1, 1823, Vol. 1, p. 91).

"Money is of vital consequence in the kingdom of the clergy. Without it a clergyman could not be made, nor a congregation supplied with a 'faithful pastor.' O Mammon, thou wonder-working god!" (Ibid., p. 124).

1. Locke along with the Bible and all historical scholarship denies that scholars or philosophers who use THEIR REASON can be trusted.
2. However, Locke said that when we hear the INSPIRED TEXT it SEEMS reasonable to us.
3. Proof that NONE of them have read the REAL Locke but quotes from quotes from quotes.
4. Why do they DO that?  In the words of a famous President: "Because I CAN" and no one will know the difference.

Here are a few ways LOGOS (God IN His Word) has been SOLD for fame and fortune: SOLD by Rubel Shelly
1. plea, pretext, ground, would have admitted of an explanation,
2. statement of a theory, argument, to be explained
        c. in Logic, proposition, whether as premiss or conclusion
        d. rule, principle, law, as embodying the result of logismos
4. thesis, hypothesis, provisional ground,
5. ground 6.formula (wider than definition, but freq. equivalent thereto), term expressing reason,
7. reason, law exhibited in the world-process,
        c. in Neo-Platonic Philos., of regulative and formative forces,
        derived from the intelligible and operative in the sensible universe
IV. inward debate of the soul 1.thinking, reasoning, 
    explanation
, opposite perception, in Logic, of discursive reasoning, opposite intuition 
 2. reason as a faculty, V. continuous statement, narrative (whether fact or fiction), oration lego
        4.speech,
delivered in court, assembly
VI.
verbal expression or utterance, lego, lexis
PROSE OPPOSITE poiêsis,  A. fabrication, creation, production MELOS B. esp. musical member, phrase: hence, song, strain2.music to which a song is set, tune, 3. melody of an instrument,

Lexis A.speech, opposite ôidê, 1.art of song 5. = eppsdê, spell, incantation
4.text of an author, opposite exegesis [Peter's private interpretation outlaws exegesis]

A Student should understand that a DISCIPLE of Christ does not HIRE a worship minister where music always meant "to make the lambs dumb before the slaughter." EXAMPLED BY THE MUSICAL MOCKING OF JESUS. The ONLY meaning of a LEGALISTS are those who learn by rules, practice by rules, perform by rules and get applauded and paid by laws.
They boast about rejecting the Epistles and just teach Jesus: the LU published plan is to use their IMAGINATION to get the true message.  However, this is the MARK:
Eph. 2:20 And are built upon [Educated] the foundation of the apostles and prophets,
        Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; 
        [Outside corner not the secret inside of Scribes and Pharisees
        named as rhetoricians, singers, instrument players, actors or dancers.

Eph. 3:5 Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men,
        as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit;

The Spirit OF Christ defined the Church of Christ (the Rock) to exclude doctors of the law who take away the key to knowledge: that's their profession.

Richard T. Hughes and C. Leonard Allen, in their book, Discovering our Roots:
The Ancestry of the Churches of Christ, made a most significant statement on page 8: "If we assume that our roots are entirely sacred and not profane, entirely apostolic and not historical, entirely Biblical and not cultural, then we have elevated ourselves above the level of common humanity, and, in essence, made ourselves into gods."

The Church of Christ the Rock was defined inclusively and exclusively after the people fell into instrumental and trinitarian worship.  Christ in the prophets defines the future REST which means rest FROM those seeing godliness as a means of financial gain.  If preachers see the ekklesia (church) in assembly (synagogue) beond being a School of Christ defined by the word DISCIPLE, then shame on earlier "Simonizers" with the certificate of authority


From page 5 "This attitude toward the past characterized the early movement... Propelled by such an attitude toward the past, restoration movements like ours easily develop a kind of historylessness. By this term I refer to the perception that, while other churches or movements are snared in the web of profane history,

one's own church or movement stands above mere human history. One's own movement partakes only of the perfections of the first age, the sacred time of pure beginnings... This sense of historylessness works in powerful and subtle ways. In the process it creates exhilarating (and damaging) illusions

There is no original "history" left by a Church Scholar who ever thought that God consisted of three persons or individuals with their own centers of consciousness.  They understood Scripture where God the Father breathes (spirit) and the Man Jesus articulates the Word,  Logos or Regulative principle. Because the Scriptures allow for only ONE GOD THE FATHER, they are filled with statements distinguishing between Jesus the Man who MUST be of the Seed of Abraham to be Messiah or Christ and the One GOD (Theos) Who made him to be both Lord (Kurios) and Christ: neither are "god words."

The Disciples of Christ follow Scripture but add messages from "a holy spirit", traditions and the decisions of councils. That proves that they reject ALL of the definitions which define a ONE PIECE PATTERN of PREACHING the Word by READING the Word for comfort and doctrine. It would be most abusive to try to rewrite the works of Plato based on human imagination--always evil says God. Again, Rubel Shelly may be the father of denying individuals the right to read, interpret or speak outside of the COMMUNITY (commune) reading. That's a good bluff but not a Chistian mark.

Calvin Institutes on Councils and their Authority.

"Among Churches of Christ it often has meant that we simply discounted eighteen centuries of Christianity as,
at worst, a
diseased tumor or, at best, an instructive failure.

Well boo! hoo! the LAITY comes out from under the NIKE'S image for KAIROS..

And not surprisingly, the same attitude has led many people among Churches of Christ to dismiss their own history as itself irrelevant. For after all, if our origins come entirely from the Bible and our churches are New Testament churches, then we really need not bother ourselves with the recent past.

Following the absolute definition of God's Little Flock which gathers (synagogues) as a SCHOOL ONLY on their REST DAY, the Campbells having read the many examples in the epistles said that:

Church is a School of Christ
Worship is READING and MUSING the Word of God.

Churches of Christ were mostly ingathered from the Reformed Baptists: without them being smart enough to understand Calvin was teaching the Biblical teachings on baptism.  There was never any historical connection with the "Christians" at any time in recorded history other than the MASSES of people who left the Disciples.  It is very common to TWIST men like Alexander Campbelll to make him into a closet TRINITARIAN.

Trinity as Necessary fact in Alexander Campbell
Earl D. Edwards: the Trinity

Scripture always says that THERE IS ONE GOD THE FATHER and Jesus of Nazareth Whom GOD HATH MADE both Lord and Christ. If you deny that John says that you are an ANTICHRIST.

There has been no council which defines the unique LU view of God as three "centers of consciousness."
There has been no council which authorizes pay for those known in the church of Christ as Poor priest.

There has been no council or historic scholar who thinks there is a LAW OF LAYING BY IN STORE.
There has been no council which denies the authority of Scripture.
The CENI
There has been no council which authorized instrumental music
There HAS been a council which rejected singing any unScriptural text.
There has been no council rejecting the name The Church of Christ
The Church of England held a council to reject instrumental music: vetoed by Queen Elizabeth
The Church of England discussed the High Church principle but never approved it.
      That means that no person or church has the right to add to, take away from or modify the Word of God.

Of the diseased tumor rejected by the Restoration Movement rejected On page 7, he writes:
 "In the process we sought not so much to understand earlier Christian movements in all their complexity. We sought rather to decry them or on occasion simply to ridicule them. For they obviously ran in the stream of profane history,

swept along by little more than human WILLFULNESS and IGNORANCE.
But
our movement was different. It did not run in any wide and turgid stream.

Rather, it gushed directly out of the SPRING, forming only a crystal clear pool around it... It was an exciting story, almost the stuff of epics and legends.
Quoted: "They didn't teach Isaiah when I passed through!" The Prophets and Apostles were the exclusive Holy Scripture record keepers.  Christ in the prophets repudiates the Civil-Military-Clergy complex because God did not command king, kingdom, temple, animal slaughter, priests or Jacob-cursed and God-abandoned Levites "prophesying" or acting as sorcerers performing exorcism.

"Captain Edward Johnson, in about 1631, wrote on what became Harvard University. The learned, reverend, and judicious Mr. Henry Dunster had received a patron for establishing a college. And he notes:

"And as in all the other passages of this history the Wonder-working Providence of Sion's Saviour hath appeared, so especially in this work, the Fountains of learning being in a great measure stopped in our native Country at this time, so that the sweet waters of Shilo's streams must ordinarily pass into the Churches through the stinking channel of prelatical pride, beside all the filth that the fountains themselves were daily encumbered withal, insomuch that the Lord turned aside often from them, and

refused the breathing of his blessed Spirit among them,
which caused
Satan (in these latter days of his transformation into an Angel of light)
to make it a means to
persuade people from the use of learning altogether,
that so in the next generation they might be destitute of such helps as the Lord hath been pleased hitherto to make use of, as
chief means for the conversion of his people and building them up in the most holy faith,

as also for breaking down the Kingdom of Antichrist."

KAIROS TIME led by the spirit (demon) son of Zeus HATH APPEARED.
The REPUDIATED epistles are commentaries of the PATTERN Christ revealed and fulfilled.  Now being repeated before the LAST return of Jesus.

The First World (age) was destroyed by water: the last World (spiritual unseen) is RESERVED FOR FIRE. That means that Christ and Christians go throughout the world seeking the LOST SPIRITS and protecting them from the Jewish or Jewish-like covenant with death and hell.
Is. 59:15 Yea, truth faileth; and he that departeth from evil maketh himself a prey:
        and the LORD saw it, and it displeased him that there was no judgment.
Is. 59:16 And he saw that there was no man,
         and wondered that there was no intercessor:
        therefore his arm brought salvation unto him;
        and his righteousness, it sustained him.
Is. 59:17 For he put on righteousness as a breastplate,
        and an helmet of salvation upon his head;
        and he put on the garments of vengeance for clothing,
        and was clad with zeal as a cloke.
Is. 59:18 According to their deeds, accordingly he will repay,
        fury to his adversaries, recompence to his enemies;
        to the islands he will repay recompence.
Is. 59:19 So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west,
        and his glory from the rising of the sun.
        When the enemy shall come in like a flood,
        the Spirit OF the LORD shall lift up a standard against him.  [OF is a preposition!]
Is. 59:20 And the Redeemer shall come to Zion,
        and unto them that turn from transgression in Jacob, saith the LORD.
Is. 59:21 As for me, this is my covenant with them,
        saith the LORD;
                My spirit that is upon thee,
                and my words which I have put in thy mouth,
                shall not depart out of thy mouth,
                nor out of the mouth of thy seed,
                nor out of the mouth of thy seed’s seed,
                saith the LORD, from henceforth and for ever.

In fact, they not grasp that the Spirit OF Christ defined the Words of the Prophets as the "free water of the Word." The cycle as made certain in all of the synagogue descriptions is that the WORD must be returned to God as that "written for our learning" and THE meaning of Praising.
"John 7:37 again  ...Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, If anyone is thirsty let him come to me and drink. "Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him, By this he meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive. Up to that time the Spirit had not been given, since Jesus had not been glorified.

Recorded HISTORY never failed to understand the protected text and understood that SPIRIT means wind: only in a parable sense does it mean the BREATH of God.  When the ONE GOD THE FATHER BREATHES the Son SPEAKS without metron or meter.

John 6:62 What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before?
John 6:63 It is the SPIRIT that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing:
        the WORDS that I speak unto you, they are SPIRIT, and they are life.
Before you get fleeced for those rejecting the LOGOS and the HISTORICAL "Regulative Principle" outlawing any human input, you should note that such institutions are on the way out: especially those corrupting the Word meaning "selling learning at retail."
John 6:62 What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before?
John 6:63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

God's message is that he that plants, waters and labors SHALL eat
It is the GIFT of God.  You have to DILIGENTLY SEEK God:

HO, every one that thirsteth,
        come ye to the waters,
        and he that hath no money;
        come ye, buy, and eat; yea,
        come, buy wine and milk WITHOUT MONEY
        and WITHOUT PRICE. Isa 55:1
2 Cor. 2:17 For we are not as many,
        which corrupt the word of God:
         but as of sincerity, but as of God,
         in the sight of God speak we in Christ.

kapēl-euō,  A. to be a retail-dealer, drive a petty trade Hdt. 3.89  ta mathēmata sell learning by retail, hawk it about, Pl. Prt.313d , 2 Cor. 2:17, of prostitutes,
Plat. Prot. 313d  For among the provisions, you know, in which these men deal, not only are they themselves ignorant what is good or bad for the body, since in selling they commend them all, but the people who buy from them are so too, unless one happens to be a trainer or a doctor.
        And in the same way, those who take their doctrines the round of our cities, hawking them about to any odd purchaser who desires them, commend everything that they sell, and there may well be some of these too, my good sir, who are ignorant which of their wares is

[313e] good or bad for the soul; and in just the same case are the people who buy from them, unless one happens to have a doctor's knowledge here also, but of the soul. So then, if you are well informed as to what is good or bad among these wares, it will be safe for you to buy doctrines from Protagoras or from anyone else you please: but if not, take care, my dear fellow, that you do not risk your greatest treasure on a toss of the dice.

Eilikrineia (g1505( i-lik-ree'-ni-ah; from 1506; clearness, i.e. (by impl.) purity (fig.): - sincerity.

2 Co.1:12 For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to youward.

Sophia A. cleverness or skill in handicraft and art,  in music and singing, tekhnē kai s. h.Merc.483, cf. 511; in poetry,

Wherefore DO YOU SPEND MONEY for that which is not bread?
        and your labour for that which satisfieth not?
        hearken diligently unto me,
        and eat ye that which is good,
        and let your soul delight itself in fatness. Isa 55:2


Incline your ear,
and come unto me:
        hear, and your soul shall live;
        and I will make an everlasting covenant with you,
        even the sure mercies of David. Isa 55:3
Matt. 11:28 Come unto me,
        all ye that labour
        and are heavy laden,  [songs, sermons, taxes]
        and I will give you rest.
Rest as PAUO has the meaning of SABBATH or REST from whatever others want you to do or perform so that they violate the WORK command and pick the purses of the widows and honest workers.

Christ also made a CENI statement to these vain imageners by commanding and exampling that WE must not pay for the Free Water which flows just as fresh as in the days of prophecy. Perhaps Christ laid a "gotcha" or stumbling stone: the MORE we pay the more polluted are the streams made muddy by tampering.

A premise being suggested by these contemporary writers and historians is that the (what they refer to as) "word only" position was a newer point of view borne out of Lockean and Baconian rationalistic theory. They would claim that their view of a more proactive work of the Holy Spirit is more historical and indeed more Biblical.

Just don't drink their KoolAid: Jesus said MY WORDS Are Spirit and Life. Paul ministered "Spirit" by preaching. Spirit is the Breath of God congealed in Words "left for our memory." A "personified" Spirit is defined as Abbadon, Apollon mostly and he is the leader of the musicians (Locusts)

ALL of those intending to walk like the ducks blog all over the world simply repeating this probably ANTICHRISTIAN mantra. Paul said to us, no they are not just embarassingly ignorant, but are LYING IN WAIT TO DECEIVE.

NOT ONE will or perhaps can acknowledge that the Word or LOGOS is well documented to be the Regulative or Governing principle of God in all that He teaches and does. But LOGOG specifically outlawed any Greek from using preacher stories, jokes, introductions, singing, playing instruments, acting, dancing, clapping etal.

Secondly, ALL historic scholars who did not REJECT the scriptures to get on the lecture circuit knew about the Regulative. They misuse John Calvin to say that He was the source of the Regulative Principle but he learned it from Scripture and his literate teachers:
John Calvin wrote of many things RESTORED

http://www.piney.com/Calvin-Reform-2.htm

I am willing, however, that all the advantage which the church may have derived from our labors shall have no effect in alleviating our fault, if in any other respect we have done her injury. Therefore, let there be an examination of our whole doctrine, of our form of administering the sacraments (MEANS of Grace), and our method of governing the church;

and in none of these three things will it be found that we have made any change upon the ancient form, without attempting to restore it to the exact standard of the word of God.

To return to the division which we formerly adopted. All our controversies concerning doctrine relate either to the legitimate worship of God, or to the ground of salvation.


When John Calvin defined Adult baptism Alexander Campbell said that he could be a Campbellite.

Scripture says that Jesus was of Nazareth and was born and therefore was FLESH. John says that if you deny that and say that Jesus always existed as one of the "god persons" you are antichrist.  This can be validated by most books and sermons of men who claim to have discovered a NEW PARADIGM (pattern).  The neo-trinity as three separate "persons" was invented by H. Leo Boles and K.C.Moser and first published in 1942 as the creed of LU and the GA. Moser says "everyone" believed in the indwelling of the Spirit and quotes McGarvey who says that the Spirit OF Christ is the Spirit OF (preposition) God and the spirit indwells humans only by the Word.

We are not to be fooled that the "progressives" are just Bible-deprived: Christ gifted apt elders as the pastor-teacher.  Their first requirement was to exclude the cunning craftsmen or sophists: preaching opinions, singers or instrument players: Jesus said that God hides from you. If you lust to be a doctor of the Law Jesus marked you as "taking away the key to knowledge." The reason those who cannot follow the pattern of PREACHING the Word by READING the Word is because Paul in Ephesians 4 debunks "unity in diversity" because they ARE LYING IN WAIT TO DECEIVE.

God is Holy or Wholly Spirit: SPIRIT is MIND made known by BREATH which IS Spirit because Jesus told us so.

John 4:24 God is a SPIRIT: and they that worship him must worship him
        IN spirit and in TRUTH.


Spirit is a PLACE as opposed to mountains or houses: giving attendance to the Spirit OF truth is the only worship concept from the wilderness until Jesus returns.

God is ONE Spirit or ONE Mind: it is ANTIGOD to claim that MIND must be split into three beings the antichrists call PERSONS meaning people.  This necessarily means that the invisible Spirit looks like a dark-skinned Semite probably shorter than me. HE is certainly less powerful than I if He requires the Spirit OF the SPIRIT to think for him.

Even after His resurrection Jesus of Nazareth was still IN THE FLESH.  The doubting disciples were afraid that Jesus WAS a Spirit

Luke 24:36 And as they thus spake, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them,
        and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.
Luke 24:37 But they were terrified and affrighted,
        and supposed that they had seen a SPIRIT.


God IS Spirit: those that say that Jesus WAS God dispute His clear distinction between he as FLESH and God as SPIRIT. They deny that Christ came in the FLESH as the fulfillment that He would be of the Seed of Abraham.

Psa. 16:10 For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell;
        neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.


Acts 2:30 Therefore being a prophet,
.....and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him,
.....he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne;
Acts 2:31 He seeing this before
.....spake of the resurrection of Christ,
.....that his soul was not left in hell,
.....neither his FLESH did see corruption.
Acts 2:32 This Jesus hath God raised up,
.....whereof we all are witnesses.


Jesus was not born Lord and Christ

Acts 2:36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly,
        that God hath made that same Jesus,
        whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.
Acts 4:26 The kings of the earth stood up,
         and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord,
        and against his Christ.

2Cor. 11:31 The God and Father
        of our Lord Jesus Christ,
        which is blessed for evermore, knoweth that I lie not.


As LORD Jesus had all of the authority the pagans vested in three persons: father, spirit (mother) and wicked son. However, it was a proof of His sonship that He never lorded it over His Little Flock.

Phil. 2:5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
Phil. 2:6 Who, being in the form of God,
        thought it not robbery to be equal with God:

Forma , , contour, figure, shape, appearance
2.  An outline, plan, design (of an architect, etc.): “cum formam videro, quale aedificium futurum sit, scire possum,Cic. Fam. 2, 8, 13.  A model after which any thing is made, a pattern, stamp, 4.  A mould which gives form to something. b.  The grammatical form of a word:
Gen. 9:6 Whoso sheddeth man’s blood, by man shall his blood be shed:
       for in the image of God made he man.

2Cor. 4:4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds
       of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ,
       who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
Col. 1:15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:


Totally the opposite of those who claim to be an Authoritative Teacher replacing the Word:

Phil. 2:7 But made himself of no reputation,
        and took upon him the form of a servant,
        and was made in the likeness of men:
Phil. 2:8 And being found in fashion as a man,
        he humbled himself,
        and became obedient unto death,
        even the death of the cross.

FASHION IS:
G4976 schēma skhay'-mah From the alternate of G2192 ;
a figure (as a mode or circumstance), t
hat is, (by implication) external condition:--fashion.

Schêma A. form, shape, figure, 2. appearance, opp. the reality, 5. character, role,
Schêmat-izô I. intr., assume a certain form, figure, posture, or position,
2. Med., demean oneself in a certain way, make a show of being or doing,
2. deck out, dress up,
Prophecy is fulfilled and Christ came in the FLESH but the flesh did not rot. 

Luke 24:38 And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled?
        and why do thoughts arise in your hearts?
Luke 24:39 Behold my hands and my feet,
        that it is I myself: handle me, and see;
        for a spirit hath not FLESH and bones,
        as ye see ME have.
Luke 24:40 And when he had thus spoken,
        he shewed them his hands and his feet


Jesus says that He is NOT God nor a part of a god family.

Jesus of Nazareth was made to be both lord and Christ: He was not born with that power. Jesus did not exercise His LORDSHIP but His SERVANTHOOD or DEACONSHIP as the pattern. "Spirits" are equated especially to false prophets or teachers because their MIND has been twisted.

1John 4:3 And every spirit that confesseth not that
        Jesus Christ is come in the FLESH
        is not of God:
and this is that spirit of ANTICHRIST,
        whereof ye have heard that it should come;
        and even now already is it in the world.

John identified only God the Father and Jesus the Son. He identified the "another paraklete" or comforter as Jesus Christ the Righteous who is the guiding Spirit or Mind of His Church. He says that those who deny the Divine Father and Man Son are ANTICHRISTS.

It is not strange that those who dredge up the always-pagan trinity give THEMSELVES the power of "a" holy spirit. The personified spirit or spiritus is applied to the god Apollo, Abaddon or Apollon: He is the king of the Locust or muses John called sorcerers.
  1. God is SPIRIT without FLESH and Bones.
  2. Jesus denied that He was GOD because God does not have flesh and bones
  3. Those who say that Jesus WAS GOD contradict Him.
  4. Trinitarians are still worshiping the FAMILY OF GODS as Pagans.
  5. Anyone who DISPUTES the clear statement that Jesus said that He was the SON of God and say that He WAS GOD are enemies of the CROSS where the Jews using a pagan phallic symbol satisfied themselves that Jesus was NOT God but flesh and bones.
  6. Let Jesus and John identify the ANTICHRISTS.


Luke 18:19 And Jesus said unto him,
.....Why callest thou me good?
.....none is good, save ONE, that is, God.

 
Jesus said that He was not God nor a member of a god family.

When God sends He sends from Heaven. However, Jesus in the flesh was OF NAZARETH.

John 11:40 Jesus saith unto her, Said I not unto thee, that,
.....if thou wouldest believe,
.....thou shouldest see the glory of God?
John 17:3 And this is life eternal,
.....that they might know thee the ONLY TRUE GOD
.....AND Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.


John defines antichrist as anyone who denies that Jesus of Nazareth came 100% in the flesh.  This is antithetical to all pagan triads where the son and mother (spirit) were god persons.  Neither Jesus not Christ nor Lord in Greek speak of god persons. If you say that Jesus was God when all of the texts say that Jesus was Son this passage says that you do not have eternal life because you as a branch are not connected to the Vine via the Word.


Acts 2:22 Ye men of Israel, hear these words;
        Jesus of NAZARETH, [born Bethlehem]
        a MAN approved of GOD
        AMONG you by miracles and wonders and signs,
        which GOD DID BY Him in the midst of you,
        as ye yourselves also know:


If God performed miracles BY Jesus of Nazareth then Jesus of Nazareth was not God.

A thing preplanned and prophesied is said to exist because it was in the Mind of God.

Acts 2:30 Therefore being a prophet,
.....and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him,
.....he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne;
Acts 2:31 He seeing this before
.....spake of the resurrection of Christ,
.....that his soul was not left in hell,
.....neither his flesh did see corruption.
Acts 2:32 This Jesus hath God raised up,
.....whereof we all are witnesses.


Scripture always says that Jesus came IN THE FLESH.

John 11:40 Jesus saith unto her, Said I not unto thee, that,
.....if thou wouldest believe,
.....thou shouldest see the glory of God?
John 17:3 And this is life eternal,
.....that they might know thee the ONLY TRUE GOD
.....AND Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.


The Pagan antithesis is that the Son (or daughter) came AS A GOD: a member of the always-pagan trinity:

Rom. 1:3 Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord,
.....which was made of the seed of David
.....according to the flesh;
Rom. 1:4 And declared to be the Son of God with power,
.....according to the spirit of holiness,
.....by the resurrection from the dead:


If you deny that Jesus began in Bethlehem-Nazareth Scripture clearly defines you as an antichrist. Listen to any preacher this week and try to find Jesus as THE only teacher: Magic: now you see him, now you don't.


John 10:30 I and my Father are one.

That means, to them, that Jesus was God in the flesh.  However, "one" in both Greek, Hebrew and Latin can be used in two ways:  If Jesus intended to say that He WAS God in the flesh they accuse him of being ignorant for not saying we are ONE WHAT?  Jesus did not say that we are ONE GOD which would contradict the clear distinction between the ONE GOD THE FATHER and Jesus of Nazareth whom God made to be both Lord and Christ. Paul in silencing both men and women in the Reading Assembly refuted the claim of song and sermon writers to assist God and get paid also:

-1Tim. 2:5 For [enim what I mean is that]
-there is ONE [unus] God [theou]
-and [kai or et  and in addition, and indeed,]
-ONE [unus] mediator [mesit-ēs  middle position theou kai anthrōpōn
Heb. 8:6 But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises.

Christ would also be a PROPHET like Moses:
Prophesied: Deut. 18:18 I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my WORDS [Dabar-Logos] in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.

The LOGOS which became flesh was the WORDS which Jesus as PROPHET spoke AS God the Father Commanded Him. The Little Flock is marked or SEALED by receiving A holy spirit or A good conscience which gives them  power to Read the Word the clergy is ordained to lie about.
Acts 2:41 Then they that gladly received his word [LOGOS] were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.
Prophecy Fulfilled: Acts 3:22 For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A PROPHET shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye HEAR in all things whatsoever he shall say unto you

John 1:17 For the LAW was given by Moses, but GRACE and TRUTH came by Jesus Christ.
-between God [theos]
-and men, [anthrōpos Opposite gods]
THE MAN
[homo or anthrōpos Opposite to a woman gunē,]
Christ Jesus;

Christ is Messiah or one whom God anoints: Christ is NOT a Deity Word. Antichrist denies that Christ or Messiah came in the FLESH: He was of the seed (sperm) of Abraham. Jesus of Nazareth was a KURIOS and NEVER a THEOS:  Immanuel is an ELOHIM word and not JEHOVAH,.

1Tim. 2:3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight
.....of God our Saviour;
1Tim. 2:4 Who will have all men to be saved,
.....and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
1Tim. 2:5 For there is ONE GOD
.....and one mediator between God and men,
.....the MAN Christ Jesus;



ALL NEO-TRINITARIANS lift John 1 and do not need to read further:

Jude 3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation,
        it was needful for me to write unto you,
        and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend
        for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.
Jude 4 For there are certain men crept in unawares,
        who were before of old ordained to this condemnation,
        ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness,
        And denying the ONLY Lord God,
        and our Lord Jesus Christ.


Religious Babylon with towers of Babylon (also in Jerusalem) had a huge STAFF including musicians and religious prostitutes (male and female): the end-Time Babylon is also false religion which is MARKED by the voice of harpers, musicians, pipers, trumpeters and all craftsmen or techne technically and legalistically trained to perform the role of SORCERY:

Rev. 18:23 And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.


2.12.15 Feminist Theology at Abilene Christian University
  This traces the Roots of the Heresy vocally outed by the Nashville Jubilee: that came immediately after the Pope called for Jubilee Y2K when all people must be collected at designated sites to receive the ATONEMENT.  The Cohort (smile) of false teachers discovered New Spectacles and a New Paradigm which made the factual reading of the Bible now obsolete: you had to procure a HIRELING to tell you what the "audible of a spirit" was telling.  We might agree with Christ to Paul in Ephesians 4 that they were LYING IN WAIT TO DECEIVE--doctors of the law take away the key to knowledge warns Jesus.  They would deny that is lying: it's just A New Paradigm probably never understanding that a paradigm is a PATTERN.

Brandon Moore Barton Stone and the Holy Spirit  The Polytheistic Drum Beat has several "mega-churches" claiming to be guided by "a" spirit telling them to attack and destroy those who feed them.  The Spirit OF God is His breath: the personified SPIRITUS is Abaddon or Apollon leader of the locusts or musical mistresses. Barton Stone is said to be the source of churches of Christ who teach that there is just one God.  John Mark Hicks goes further and insists that The Trinity is a Necessary fact of Alexander Campbell. Both are wrong!

Denying that there is ONE GOD the Father and One Son Jesus who needs no "person" to communicate is defined by John as the mark of ANTICHRIST.  Despising the Word is Blasphemy: insisting that God was not smart enough to define a "family of gods" rather than insisting that there is only one god the Father. The always-pagan trias as triple-goddesses and later as impotent father, mother (dove, seed planter) and son.  God gave a visual aid which no one can refute: Jesus was the Son of a Father and not the Daughter of a Mother.  The Dove is God's breath and not Isis the dove from Babylon onward.

This was the fall into musical idolatry of the Egyptian trinity at Mount Sinai for which there was no redemption.  Blame the feminist neo-trinity: I didn't paint the picture but the rise of dominant feminists in high places emasculates the males so that career path abandones the SECT called the WAY (Road).  In mortal combat with the Little Flock of lost spirits roars the World or ECUMENICAL for which Jesus does not pray because they are OF the World and engage in COSMIC WORSHIP.

Speaking of the ECUMENICAL or World rule of Satan, the fulfilment is to "make ourselves as much like the world as possible to win the world" do not know that ecumenical is the massive opposite of the Little Flock of the SECT called the WAY: a narrow road.

Feminists having gained power or AUTHORITY over those following a "career path" is exactly what Paul warned about in 1 Timothy 2. However, it was predestined according to the Spirit OF Christ in Isaiah 3:

Isaiah 3:4 et dabo pueros principes eorum et effeminati dominabuntur eis
        dominabuntur Ruler,  MARK Women or the Effeminate as  oratio,
        MARK Women or effeminate who are consilium the person who forms the purpose, 
        MARK Women or the effeminate who Teach Over  aedĭfĭco  in
            a religious sense, to build up, instruct, edify.

Isaiah 3:12 As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them.
        O my people, they that lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths.

mŭlĭer as a term of reproach, a woman, i. e. a coward, poltroon: arbĭtror to make a decision, give judgment or sentence: OR mŭlĭĕro, to make womanish, render effeminate

Boys: -Effemino 
II. Trop., to make womanish, effeminate, to enervate: “fortitudinis praecepta
illa elocutio res ipsas effeminat,Quint. 8 prooëm. § 20.
A. Womanish, effeminate (cf.: “mollis, luxuriosus, dissolutus): ne quid effeminatum aut molle sit,Cic. Off. 1, 35, 129; cf. id. Tusc. 4, 30: “intolerabile est servire impuro, impudico, effeminato,  “furialis illa vox, religiosis altaribus effeminata,Cic. Planc. 35, 86B. In mal. part., that submits to unnatural lust: “pathicus,Suet. Aug. 68;
THAT'S WHY SO MANY ARE FLEEING THE "PROGRESSIVE" CHURCHES OF CHRIST DESPISING THE WORD AND ENJOYING STRONG DELUSIONS.  Lynn Anderson's BLOWING the winds of Change uses terms and words directly from WICCA.

DIVINATION AND LECTIO DIVINA IS ANTITHETICAL TO PREACHING BY READING THE DIVINE WORD
 
-Plat. Gorg. 513a  and so therefore now, whether it is your duty to make yourself as like as possible to the Athenian people, if you intend to win its affection and have great influence in the city: see if this is to your advantage and mine, so that we may not suffer, my distinguished friend, the fate that they say befalls the creatures who would draw down the moon—the HAGS of Thessaly;  that our choice of this power in the city may not cost us all that we hold most dear.
        But if you suppose that anyone in the world can transmit to you such an art
        as will cause you [513b] to have great power in this state
        without conforming to its government either for better or for worse,
         in my opinion you are ill-advised,


Don't worry: God sends strong delusions from strong deluders working lying wonders: rhetoric, singing, playing instruments and collecting money CLAIMING that they can lead you into God's presence: the FOUNDATION of all "worship teams" who disgrace and shame.
Note 1 tas Thettalidas: the Thessalian women were very skilful in sorcery and poisoning. They stood in close relation to the night-goddess Hecate; hence people ascribed to them the power to draw the moon from the heavens. Strepsiades says in Ar. Nub. 749 gunaika pharmakid' ei priamenos Thettalēn | katheloimi nuktōr tēn selēnēn kthe. Cf. Hor. Epod. 5. 45 quae sidera excantata voce Thessala | lunamque caelo deripit. For this, however, the goddess exacted punishment, for Suidas says hai tēn selēnēn kathairousai Thettalides legontai tōn ophthalmōn kai tōn paidōn (v. l. podōn) steriskesthai. eirētai epi tōn heautois ta kaka epispōmenōn paroimia. Cf. also Plin. N. H. XXX. I. 2 (6). Aristophanes' designation of them under the name pharmakis, while it implies that their art consisted in the manipulation of drugs, does not limit us to that view, because Herodotus, vii. 114, uses the verb pharmakeuein in speaking of the sacrifice of white horses by the Magi to the river Strymon.
pharmakeuein administer a drug or medicine, use enchantments, practise sorcery, [Craftsmen, singers, instrument players are sorcerers who HAD deceived the whole world and will be cast alive into the lake of fire.

dē-canto ,I. To sing a thing off, to repeat in a singing manner (v. cano and canto).C. Esp., to repeat as a charm, and hence to bewitch, enchant, charm: “nullo decantatus carmine,
A.  Any kind of divination, prophecy, soothsaying, interpretation: “auguria rerum futurarum,Cic. Phil. 2, 35, 89:
C. The art of the augur, augury: “cui laetus Apollo Augurium citharamque dabat, Verg. A. 12, 394 (v. Apollo [Abaddon, Apollon] and augur [Apollon's harp a MARK]
cĭthăra , ae, f., = kithara,  II. Meton., the music of the cithara, or, in gen., of a stringed instrument, the art of playing on the cithara, Prop. 2 (3), 10, 10; Verg. A. 12, 394; Hor. C. 1, 24, 4; id. S. 2, 3, 104 and 105.
incantātor , ōris, m. incanto, I. an enchanter, wizard (post-class.), Tert. Idol. 9; Isid. 8, 9, 15; Mos. et Rom. Leg. Coll. 15, 1, 2.

Jesus warned that truth had been hidden from the merchant-clergy (Isaiah 4) in parables from the foundation of the World. He did not speak clearly to the Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites. In Ezekiel 33 the Spirit OF (a preposition) Christ named performance preachers for hire, singers, instrument players and ALL of their audience: this was the MARK of those having no intention of speaking or obeying God.

The Triple Goddess repudiated by the Dove identifying Jesus as the Son of a Father
This is the Eve got Cain from a "god" claiming self-impregnation. He was OF that wicked one.

or Isis of Egypt and at Mount Sinai with musical idolatry with the golden calf and the women instrumentalists.
     The feminists or Lectio-Divina false teachers honor Mary the mother of god as part of the real Ignatian meditations. Divina was the Thessalian Hag or Witch as moon goddess. Mary is Isis and Jesus is Horus so that they do not grasp or will not tell that the musical idolatry of this trinity was a sin beyond redemption.


Depicted the triplicity as Maiden, Mother and Crone. St. Augustine, mocked the pagans for their belief that the Triple Goddess could be One and also Three. After his conversion he found himself defending the masculinised version of the same doctrine. the name De-Meter means simply "God [the] Mother" or "Mother God", while Peresphone was most often known by Her devotees as Kore, which means simply "Maiden" or "Daughter". Eve or Evah as an abomination does not speak of the normal female but of the mother goddess of Babylon whose teaching were SELF-ORIGINATING and authenticating.

Ovid Elegy to Isis and Apis explained by Paul:


1Tim. 2:15 Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety

She shall be SAFE from antics especially the sound poisioning which can induce premature births. ALL musical terms and names of instrument are connected with witchcraft or sorcery: producing moon blood.
Sophia to the Jews was the Spirit or Mother Isis: Zoe is the daughter of Sophia.  Zoe is Eve or -euast-ēs , ou, or parox. euastēs , ou, ho, (euazō)
A.one who cries euai, a Bacchanal2. eu. theos, = Bakkhos,[Dionysus]   II. ho eu. thriambos, = with melōd-os or khoros , ho,
--In Genesis 3:22 Eve is vĭrāgo , virgo, I.a man-like, vigorous, heroic maiden, a female warrior, heroine
--"Taken out" she was vīrus  A poisonous liquid, poison, venom, virusfutile virus linguae,”  untrusworthy, vain vanus or a falsehood. 1 Timothy 2
--Vĕnus , veneror, the goddess of Love, the goddess Venus 1. Love, sexual love, venery (as euphemism freq.): Cĕrēs
3. Qualities that excite love, loveliness, attractiveness, beauty, grace, elegance, charms 4. The planet Venus

Paul knew ALL ABOUT Eve and that is why he must be smashed.

Boast of Feminist Theology at ACU.

The rise of a neo-trinity and performance music called "worship" is the prophesied rise of the Babylon Mother of Revelation 17.  Feminists having gained high positions of ruling over male scholars claim a New Paradigm (New Spectacles re Rubel Shelly) which makes the olden Bible and the School of Christ obsolete.  This is the fulfilment of what Paul silenced when he commanded that women (a tiny few) must be silent and sedentary because from the triple-goddesses onward women have named and claimed the role of soothsayers-Sorceresses (Eve-Miriam).  That now TRUMPS the two reasons to silence the Mad Women of Corinth (Kroeger):

  1. The purpose is that "all be saved or SAFE and come to a knowledge of the Truth" the Word or Logos.
  2. Because there is ONE GOD the father and one mediator between man and God, the MAN Jesus Christ.
1.01.15  A form of a trinity which John identifies as ANTI-Christ was first preached at Freed Hardeman College and first published in 1942 by H. Leo Boles and dispersed by the GA.

Earl D. Edwards: The Trinity G 2008
  1. --God the father as a separate person
  2. --God the Spirit as a separate person
  3. --God the Son as a separate person. They insert JESUS
  4. --All three people always existed.
  5. --They are all three equal in power although each one has their own talent and their own dispensation.
  6. --They commune or have fellowship as one: God couldn't exist without someone to love.
  7. --They hold committee meetings to make decisions.
  8. --Father and Son HAVE HAD their chance to rule and we live in the reign of The Holy Spirit person and ACTS is the ACTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT PERSON.
  9. --Being postmodern (mark of delusion) the Spirit Person speaks to them extending GRACE for deliberately sowing discord.
It is easy to select out a passage and let that trump all of the other evidence. Defining words as they were used at the time is absolutely necessary if you are of the rare, little flock engaged in SEEKING HIM.

John 17:1 These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee:

Notice that Jesus the Man did not have power or life within Himself. In John 6 He said MY WORDS are SPIRIT and they are LIFE. Jesus dispensed power by SPEAKING the Words which God breathed into Him..


John 17:2 As THOU hast given him POWER over all flesh,
       that he should give eternal life to as
many as thou hast given him.
John 17:3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee
       the only true God,

        and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.

Acts 2:36 Therefore let all the house  of Israel know assuredly,
        that God [Theos] hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified,
        both Lord [Kurios] and Christ.

House is the laity exclusive of priests or Levites.
Whatever the state of the spirit OF Jesus He says that it was not as one of the three GOD PEOPLE.

John 17:4 I have glorified thee on the earth:
     I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do

g1093. ghv ge, ghay; contracted from a primary word; soil; by extension a region, or the solid part or the whole of the terrene globe (including the occupants in each application): — country, earth(-ly), ground, land, world.
Luke 19:9 And Jesus said unto him,
        This day is salvation come to this house,
        forsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham.
Luke 19:10 For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.

Luke 19:12 He said therefore, A certain nobleman
        went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return.
John 17:5 And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own SELF with the glory which I had with thee before the WORLD was.

5] et nunc clarifica me tu Pater apud temet ipsum claritatem quam habui priusquam mundus esset apud te
NOT THE WORLD OF GENESIS:

2Pet. 3:5 For this they willingly are ignorant of,
        that by the WORD of God the heavens were of old,
        and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:
2Pet. 3:6 Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:

The END TIME WORLD is not KOSMOS or the Ecumenical but a Spiritual Kingdom called out of this world which is doomed to destruction:

2Pet. 3:7 But the heavens and the earth, which are now,
         by the same WORD are kept in store,
         reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.

John 18:36 Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world:
        if my kingdom were of this world,
        then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews:
        but now is my kingdom not from hen
ce.
agōn-izomai , contend for a prize, esp. in the public games,
3  contend for the prize on the stage, of the rhapsode, Hdt.5.67; of the playwright, Ar.Ach.140,419; of the actor, D.19.246, cf. 250, Arist.Po.1451a8; of the choragus, D. 21.66: c. acc., “dramata
argue sophistically, Opposite dialegomai,
This world [marked as ECUMENICAL]  doomed to be burned with fire is the home of lost spirits: Jesus came to seek and save those. This did not require religious institutions but men who would GO and sound the secret gospel message:

John 18:37 Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered,
        Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born,
        and for this cause came I into the world, that I should BEAR WITNESS unto the truth.
        Every one that is OF the truth heareth my voice.
Acts 2:41 Then they that gladly received his word were baptized:
        and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.
Heb. 11:13 These all died in faith, not having received the promises,
        but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them,
        and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.
1Pet. 2:11 Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims,
        abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;
Whatever existed as one of those "secret things" it is absolutely clear that:
1Cor. 8:6 But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things,
and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.


1John 2:22 Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ?
        He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.

The Son was made LORD and CHRIST by the one God the Father: Jesus is not ANOTHER God in addition to the Father.
You have have YOUR WORLD VIEW but Jesus doesn't pray for the world and He HIDES from the wise or SOPHISTS meaning speaking about yourself for hire, singing, playing instruments or acting: these are MARKS for avoidance for the LITTLE FLOCK.

Notice that Jesus followed the 40 DAY PLAN which is a TEST and not a MEANS for getting stuff from God.

Jesus MANIFESTED THY NAME but He did not hang around to CULTIFY you with plans and programs as fraud.


John 17:6 I have manifested thy name
        unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world:

thine they were, and thou gavest them me;
        and they have kept thy WORD.
[The MARK]
John 17:7 Now they have known that all things
        whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee.


Notice that the SENT was Jesus MANIFESTING GOD'S NAME" to those who would be part of the NEW WORLD it would create but not the universe.


WITH is the Greek:

pa^ra ra^, ta p. tinos . denoting motion from the side of, from beside, from:
all that issues from
any one, as commands, commissions, Id.An.2.3.4, etc.; or promises, gifts, presents,

Jehovah said that there was not god or elohim BESIDE HIM. God's breath (spirit) comes from Him and a word is articulated when it strikes one's "ears."

The same word was used of John the Baptist:
John 1:5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
John 1:6 There was a man SENT FROM GOD whose name was John.
John 1:7 The same came for a witness,
         to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.

John 1:8 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.
John was not a god person but he issued out from alongside of God because God SENT him..

Jesus was SENT from God before John because God planned it to be
Rev. 13:7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.
Rev. 13:8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
Rev. 13:9 If any man have an ear, let him hear.
Matt. 25:34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the
John 17:8 For I have given unto them the WORDS which thou gavest me;
        and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee,
        and they have believed that thou didst send me.
UNITY is abased only on the WORD of God which in fact is like a sword and Jesus did not bring peace in the sense of bonding with false teachers just to show how graceful you are.
The priesthood of Jesus existed in the Mind of God honored by Abraham.
Heb. 6:20 Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.
John 17:8 For I have given unto them the WORDS which thou gavest me;
        and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee,
        and they have believed that thou didst send me.

UNITY is abased only on the WORD of God which in fact is like a sword and Jesus did not bring peace in the sense of bonding with false teachers just to show how graceful you are.

 
11.17.14
Trinitarian Theology and Spiritual Life
by C. Leonard Allen

Scripture teaches that there is ONE GOD THE FATHER and Jesus whom God MADE TO BE both LORD and Christ.  John says that if you deny the one diety actor and the one MAN actor you are ANTI-Christ. Stone-Campbell Movement refutes both leaders who denied that there are Three Gods of the neo trinity never taught by the historic scholars.
Acts 2:36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly,
        that God [Theos] hath made that same Jesus,
        whom ye have crucified, both Lord [Kurios] and Christ.
Gal. 3:20 Now a mediator is not a mediator of one; but God is ONE.
1Tim. 2:5 For there is one God
[Theos]
         one mediator also between God and men,
        himself man, Christ Jesus,

God defined the singular Jesus of Nazareth to image forth His mind or spirit as ANTITHESIS of the pagan father, mother and infant son.
C. Leonard Allen the TRINITY  The new environment that many like to call “postmodern” is aiding the recovery of a robust and sounder Trinitarian faith and practiceApparently evolution or spiritual formation (sorcery) lets one refute the clear statements of Scripture and the Church Fathers who used "trias" to define ONE GOD Who Thinks or originates, breathes (spirit) and articulate His OWN Words.  I don't think that  Karl Barth agrees when he  worries that this makes him sound too much like three guys who are all God.  Paul defined postmodern, postBiblical as God sending strong delusions.

John says that the name of the Comforter (Paraklete) is Jesus Christ the Righteous. He says that if you deny that One God and One Human Mediator you are ANTICHRIST.
 
Whatever the facts, the persona of singing, clapping, playing instruments and debating with three empty chairs is a persona which causes up to 2/3 of the owners to flee leaving their diverted "investment" behind.


The Rise of the prophesied MOTHER GODDESS means that women "theologians" are in a position of authority making it a TEST of faith not to fall into the feminist or effeminate theology.  At His baptism Jesus was pronounced the Son of a Father and not the Daughter of a Mother in ancient Babylonia religions which resurfaced (Revelation 17).  In all original "triad" notions there is only ONE GOD THE FATHER.  He thinks or originates, He breathes (spirit) and He speaks as Word or Logos.  Jesus SPOKE this breath without METRON or musical meter which would have marked him as the expected DAUGHTER.  ALL pagan "triads" were father, mother (spirit, dove, inseminator) and infant son. At Mount Sinai the musical worship of Osiris, Isis and Horus represented by Apis the golden calf or calves.  Horus was someone ambigious:
Horus was the posthumous son and heir of the god Osiris, the primordial king and giver of life. He was invited by his uncle, Seth, to spend a day. Seth’s real motive was not to show him hospitality but to disqualify him from inheriting his father’s royal power. To this end, while Horus slept Seth committed an act of sodomy upon him. Since sodomy was inflicted as a punishment on a defeated enemy and was a symbol of domination, Seth could then claim that he had conquered Horus and demand the kingship in his place.
ANDROGYNY: THE PAGAN SEXUAL IDEAL  7 A leading history of religions “Christian” scholar, Huston Smith, believes that the present work of the Spirit is producing an “invisible geometry to shape the religions of the world into a single truth.” 18 In a similar vein, the late Joseph Campbell combined Jungian psychology and New Age spirituality in his The Hero with a Thousand Faces to express the notion that all human civilizations have the same monomyth with only minor differences in details.19

According to pagan esoterism, spiritual understanding through intuition and meditation is the only way to salvation. This comes through a nonrational, mystical experience of seeing oneself as the center of a circle that has no boundaries, where all distinctions are eliminated. As the great modern gnostic√, “The self is a circle whose center is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere...


From the center of one’s own limitless universe, the self is sovereign. The unitive experience, essential to this worldview, is engendered through drugs, time-honored (Hindu) meditation or otherwise induced trance. Meditation, rightly practiced, enables the mind-soul to be disconnected from the limitations of the body and to be in direct contact with cosmic spiritual unity. In the words of a leading neo-pagan mystic, “The ultimate metaphysical secret, if we dare to state it so simply, is that there are no boundaries in the universe. Boundaries are illusions, products not of reality but of the way we map and edit reality. And while it is fine to map out the territory, it is fatal to confuse the two [illusion and reality].”
17 Ibid., emphasis mine. Jennifer Woodhull, “Meditation, Prayer and the Still Point Within,” in The Meditation and Prayer Catalog (1999) 2, states that the 12 major religions and more than five hundred movements and sects are all born of the “same spark.” She describes this experience of unio mystica as “the soundless still point of the sacred.” The Theosophical Society pronounces valid the ideas about God in all the world’s religions—all but one, Biblical/Christian monotheism

18 Alan Morrison, The Serpent and the Cross: Religious Corruption in an Evil Age (Birmingham, UK: K&M, 1994) 568.
19 Pamela Johnson, “The Dark Side of the Force: Joseph Campbell, Star Wars and Hollywood’s New Religion,” World (May 3/10, 1997) 23–24.

Serpo   B.Transf., of things, to move slowly or imperceptibly, to creep along, proceed gradually,
II.Trop., to creep, crawl; to extend gradually or imperceptibly; to spread abroad, increase, prevail
per agmina murmur,(bestias)  canam,  BEAST: a new style of music or satyric drama.
căno , cĕcĭni, cantum (ancient I.imp. cante = canite,
once canituri,Vulg. Apoc. 8, 13  to utter melodious notes, to sing, sound, play.
tibicen  cithara, crowing of a cock: “galli victi silere solent, canere victores,to crow,
to practice magic, to charm, Galli is a word for a Catamite: priest of the Mother Godesses.  [dogs or concision]
These are rough notes in review of C. Leonard Allen teaching a radical form of trinitarian theology which has neither Biblical nor historical support from classical Trinitarians.   Many of the members of this group dismiss all of the Bible except seven facts ABOUT Jesus Christ and therefore all that Jesus taught. This new trithism lets some claim that they are teaming with the Spirit to write a new set of Scriptures because OUR culture has changed and the old Bible has been "sifted away by philosophy, evolution and the Heisenberg Uncertainty principle." This is inforced by insisting that present theology must bend to historical dogma: if you are "historyless" and Biblical you are probably legalistic as we will note.
YOU MAY WANT TO HEAR FROM JESUS CHRIST BEFORE YOU DIG DEEPER.

SPIRIT never speaks of a PEOPLE: the spirit (mind) OF a male is masculine.  If we say SHE has a NASTY spirit we do not think that there is a LITTLE PERSON named "NASTY" inside of her body.  Just common sense uncommon unless you have been baptized to receive a new PERSONAL spirit which is A holy spirit when the "sins are washed away."  The mark of ANTI-christ is to deny that JESUS OF NAZARETH embodied FULL DEITY.

But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes,
      he will guide you into all truth.
      He will not speak on his own;
      he will speak only what he hears,
      and he will tell you what is yet to come. John 16:13

The Spirit OF God is the BREATH of God: it has NO independent thinking or speaking ability. We may SHOOT OFF our mouth but not the ONE GOD.

The TRIAD is Father, Son and Spirit: these are not NAMES. The authority of Father, Son and Spirit was EMBODIED in Jesus of Nazareth who became the CHRIST of God.

The triad is NOT, God, Jesus and a person named Holy Spirit. The "trinity" comes from Greek and all pagan PHILOSOPHIES.

Col. 2:8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit,
        after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
Col. 2:9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.

Theopolus and Tertullian used the pagan concept of TRIAS to contrast the Christian God as ONE GOD Who has the power to [1] think, [2] breath and [3]  articulate words.
Psa 33:4 For the [1] word of the [2] Lord is right;
        and all his
works are done in [3] truth. "My words are Spirit and they are Life" John 6:63
Psa 33:5 HE loveth righteousness and judgment: the earth is full of the goodness of the Lord.  
Psa 33:6 By the
[1] word of the [2] Lord were the heavens made;
        and all the host of them by the
[3] breath of HE mouth.
Psa 33:7 HE gathereth the waters of the sea together as an heapHE layeth up the depth in storehouses.  
Psa 33:8 Let
all the earth fear the Lord: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of HIM
Psa 33:9 For 
HE spake, and it was done; HE commanded, and it stood fast.
Psa 33:10 The Lord bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought:
        he maketh the
devices of the people of none effect.
If you are not COMPLETE IN Christ when you are baptized INTO Christ and need a SEPARATED Father and Spirit then you cannot read BLACK TEXT on BROWN

Col. 2:10 And ye are complete in him, which is the head of ALL principality and power:
Col. 2:11 In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands,
        in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ
Col. 2:12 Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through
        the faith of the operation of God, [your belief has no supernatural power]
        who hath raised him from the dead.
Lactantius (307 ad) "nevertheless, with reference to each person, he introduced the words, "and beside me there is no God," when he might have said "beside us;
You are NOT baptized into the NAMES of A father and A son and A holy spirit: Peter etal said that we MUST be baptized in the NAME of Jesus Christ. We are baptized into the NAME of Jesus Christ and then HE puts us into the Kingdom of Christ which is the Church of Christ.  We do not deal with THREE PERSONS.  No mystery: just reading 101a

If you are a baptized believer you will NEVER EVER say that Jesus as the Christ SHARED the godhead with two other PEOPLE. 

There is NO mystery for believers.

John 14:10 Believest thou not that
        I am IN the Father,
        and the Father IN me?

Are you doing to deny that: hearing a voice from up in the AIR does not mean there was another person up there. The Spirit or mind OF Christ is not literally like a DOVE: the Rock Pigeon was a carrier of messages.  He is the SON of a FATHER and not the DAUGHTER of a MOTHER in pagan triads. The Catholic distortion of the creeds MUST be a father, mother and eternally infant son which you probably worship as a PAGAN son at Xmas and Ishtar sun worship services.

the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself:
        but the Father that DWELLETH IN ME
        he doeth the works.

God became a "father" in all classical trinities when HE spoke a WORD: that word was the Son of God. The Spirit was the BREATH of God.  Neither spirit (breath) or son (articulated word) has ANY THOUGHTS on their own.  Therefore, if you insist on THREE PEOPLE as a FAMILY of Gods then you have two members deaf and dumb. Jesus just said it so that you CANNOT make a mistake on your own.

Why can't you believe that instead of philosophy where NO trinitarian ever thought of three separated beings?

John 14:11 Believe me
        that I am IN the Father,
        and the Father IN me:
        or else believe me for the very works’ sake.

Then reading MORE of the context to see that this is not another PERSON but Christ in Spirit.

John 14:17 Even the Spirit OF truth;
        whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him:
        but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you,
        and shall be in you.

When Christ was with them the Spirit OF Christ was with him.  This is the Spirit OF God.

John 14:18 I will not leave you comfortless:
I will come to you.

Doesn't that trump VAIN PHILOSOPHY? Now WHO is it that will COME to the Apostles as TRUTH?

John 14:25 These things have I spoken unto you,
        being yet present with you.

This leads to Christ still speaking when NOT present with the Apostles.

John 14:26 But the Comforter,
        which is the Holy Ghost, [The Spirit OF truth]
        whom the Father will send IN MY NAME
What is HIS Name? Jesus Christ. What will Christ in Spirit teach? What HE said while present: nothing more, nothing less.

Peter left as the MARK of a false teacher anyone who DENIES that the face-to-face revelation through Prophets and Apostles can be "private interpreted" or "further expounded." 
        he shall teach you all things, [not YOU]
        and bring all things to your remembrance, [you are not THAT old]
        whatsoever I have said unto you.

"HAVE SAID" seems to be PAST tense when the Apostles (only) had fully revealed the PATTERNISM well documented in the PROPHETS.

If your preacher is not 2,000 years old and HAS HEARD Jesus the Christ in a face-to-face revelation to hand-picked and trained apostles and claims that the Spirit TOLD THEM something, DO NOT FEED HIM

So, you see NEITHER Son nor Spirit has ANY words to say to you or your preacher: The Spirit OF Christ will REMIND them of what Christ IN PERSON had taught: nothing less, and certainly nothing more. When each history of THEIR work was finished recording their MEMORY, their testimony was SEALED and made tamper proof IF you have the Spirit (mind) OF Christ.

The Spirit OF Christ will still be NAMED Jesus Christ: Holy Spirit is NOT a name

The Same John said that the Holy Spirit bears the name of Jesus Chrisit the Righteous.

        1John 2:1 My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin,
                we have an advocate with the Father,  JESUS CHRIST THE RIGHTEOUS.


SAME COMFORTER: people who want the SPIRIT ONLY do not want JESUS CHRIST whose Spirit it was.

Don't you see: The Spirit OF TRUTH will be I
The Holy Spirit will bear the name Jesus Christ
The Spirit OF Truth would speak what Christ had taught them.
This is the same SPIRIT CHRIST who inspired the prophets and indwelled Jesus of Nazareth.

If you are not a PROPHET or an APOSTLE who left you a "membory" then:

John 6:63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing:
the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

Jesus FIRED the doctors of the law because THEY take away the key to knowledge.
The role of the church is to READ and discuss the Word of God and you will receive the Spirit OF Christ Who put HIS mind into HIS Words powerful enough to create all that we see.

The role is not to JUDGE but to TEACH and LEARN that which is written. Christ in Spirit prophesied the WHOLE nature of the School of the Bible.  He came to FILL FULL this WELL DEFINED PATTERN as He disabled or crippled the curse of the Law and paganism (come to a church near you).

Notice the difference between the WE (Apostles) and the YOU who did not hear Jesus in person and HIS Spirit will NOT speak to you.  That would make you a SECOND INCARNATION.

2Pet. 1:19 We have also a more sure word of prophecy;
      whereunto YE do well that ye take heed,
      as unto a light that shineth in a dark place,
      until the day dawn,
      and the day star arise in your hearts:
2Pet. 1:20 Knowing this first,
      that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.

Don't be an ANTI-Christ and deny that CHRIST (Who was and is God in visible and audible form) and deny that in HIM dwelled the GODHEAD BODILY.

Jesus said of Himself that the Father WAS in HIM and He was IN the Father.
Jesus said that when they had been WITH Him they had been WITH the Spirit.

No one can accidentially MISREAD that absolutely clear statement in very clear words.  You need LOTS of expensiive help from the NOT friends to break your fingers looking for SOME reason to DENY that Christ was the Godhead BODILY.

I don't know what the invisible Deity is like and cannot know: that is why God prepared the writing prophets and apostles to reveal His will.  The image and PATTERNISM God wants us to know and honor is embodied in Jesus of Nazareth who was and IS treated like a criminal to those not OF FAITH or OF TRUTH.  WHATEVER we do in word or deed must be done in the name of Jesus Christ: He gave us all of the songs and sermons because WE be not prophets or apostles.

   
Novatian Cocerning the Trinity

Click for John Mark Hicks on the "cummuning" godhead which from the originators of the concept demands that God is three persons in the sense of "three centers of consiousness."  Therefore, THEY are not one but three with individual skills and knowledge base but they are ONE says men like H. Leo Boles in that they were on friendly terms.

A Gathered People: Revisioning the Assembly as Transforming Encounter  by John Mark Hicks, Johnny Melton and Bobby Valentine.  These people really lust to drag you back under the sacrificial system which was the worship of the starry host to which God abandoned them because of musical idolatry at Mount Sinai. LU is in big trouble. THE BOOK for your review.

H. Leo boles evidence for his founding of this view.
H. Leo Boles book on Tritheism or polytheism.
More H. Leo Boles
H. Leo Boles on Genesis 1
The Trinity in History
There is only One God beginning in Genesis
K.C.Moser rediscovered writer on the Indwelling
Theophilus to Autoclycus: first use of Trias
Novation Concerning the Trinity c200-258
Athenagoras The Trinity-
Gregory of Nyssa Not three gods
Boethius The Trinity is One God
Hislop: the Trinity derived from Babylon 
          Martin Luther
          John Calvin The Trinity
          Philip Schaff

A trinity of three separated persons first appeard in the Church of Christ, East Wing and published in 1942 out of David Lipscomb College.  Because the Family of Gods REQUIRE communion this leads to removing the confession of Christ off the identifier, naming the group The Family of God as a Community church which is defined in terms of  "commune." This requires a high-stack of ministers to make sure all of the surplus time and money is "protected."

In a secondary sense the neo-trinity or tritheism has emerged by theologians--with no certificate of need--who almost always build on the foundation of their sponsors.  This cut N paste reading of opinions almost always emerges from people who rarely read the true history they espouse.  I certify that no theologian has ever had the time or opportunity to take the documents apart and see how the "lifted proof text" may be radically altered by other IMAGES of the One God. For instance the first two scholars who used the word TRIAS defined God as Paul does in his comparison in 1 Corinthians 2 and Jesus in John 12f.  Father is THOUGHT.  When the One God spoke, the wordS became His Son.  But, really they agree with solomon that Wisdom (Sophia) as the DAUGHTER came before the Words articulated as the Son.

You will see that Allen rests wholly on the REASONING of those popular on the lecture circuit.  We have also reviewed John Mark Hicks tries to convert Alexander Campbell into a trinitarian.  Click Here.

I have an index on the Holy Spirit where I have posted original writings and you will not be happy with their definition of TRINITY.

C. Leonard Allen: For more than two centuries Christian faith has been on the defensive against the steady encroachment of the secular and scientific worldview. Christian intellectuals and apologists have, to varying degrees, sought to accommodate that worldview.
But now, with the decline of the modern worldview, believers can embrace more easily the full wealth of historic Christian convictions, some of which were readily sacrificed or compromised to accommodate modernity.
On the contrary Paul Tillich wrote that it was about this time that people began to classify God as three "persons."
"There is much gnostic Marcionism in them, that is, a dualistic blasphemy of the Creator God. They put the Savior God in such opposition to the Creator God that, although they never fall into any real heresy, they implicitly blaspheme the divine creation by identifying it with the sinful state of reality.

Against this tendency Irenaeus said that
God is one; there is no duality in him
        Law and gospel
        creation and salvation,
        are derived from the same God."
        (Tillich, Paul, A History of Christian Thought, p. 42)

"This God is never called a person. The word person was never applied to God in the Middle ages. The reason for this is that the three members of the trinity were called personae (faces or countenances): The Father is persona, the Son is persona, and the Spirit is persona. Persona here means a special characteristic of the divine ground, expressing itself in an independent hypostasis.

"Thus, we can say that it was the nineteenth century which made God into a person, with the result that the greatness of the classical idea of God was destroyed by this way of speaking... but to speak of God as a person would have been heretical for the Middle Ages; it would have been to them a Unitarian heresy, because it would have conflicted with the statement that God has three personae, three expressions of his being. (Tillich, Paul, A History of Christian Thought, p. 190)

One of the important statements of Protestants like John Calvin was that they had NO respect for the "historic convictions" pronounced by councils or creeds.  It is clear that "lectureships" among the scholars is intended to be and has some success in restoring the HISTORIC theology as precident for restoring COUNCILS to modify faith and practice.  Click for Calvin defining the conclave of "pastors" and professors always perverting the Word of God.

But the Romanists have another end in view when they say that the power of interpreting Scripture belongs to councils; and that without challenge.

For they employ it as a pretext for giving the name of an interpretation of Scripture to everything which is determined in councils.

This repudiated the "history" as having any authority for "that which is written" and while errors were stopped by Godly men the history has been that collectivized "pastors" are most likely to multiply error.

Like all historic scholars he and the reformation was built upon the CENI principle which is well documented in the Bible.  See our history about Commands, Examples and Inferences.

There is no "scholar" living or dead who has anything to say beyond what has been said. Being Apostolic meant to early Christian that if it was not well documented in the Prophets or Apostles it could never be used to teach or add practices.  The Restoration Movement meant that such people could not IMPOSE anything which they could not prove from the Bible.

Allen means that we live in a postmodern world which began as a students joke. This view is that all was error in the B.M. (Before Me) area.  However, everything your parents (or you) believed is crap because they were traditionalists or had a heritage. This means that they caught their views of TRUTH like a deadly disease.

The "nothing is certain" view is based on the Heisenberg Uncertainty principle. When adopted by "theologians" both Heisenberg and Einstein got a good belly laugh.  This says that if you can move at the speed of light--meaning you can get to the Moon is a little more than one second--that subatomic particle you were shoot at has been CHANGED by whatever you shoot at it. Therefore, you can NEVER be certain of where the little critter is.  This ticked Einstein and Heisenberg who spoke of the speed of light and those who believed that a parchment read by Jesus with the ink still black CANNOT mean the same thing to us as it meant to Jesus.  Theologians, however, claim the power to do what the laity cannot do.  Of Allen:

He tells us that "seeing the past in a new light, however, can bring clarifying perspective and healing balm...It can provide the impetus toward reconciling old estrangements..." (p.3). When we realize that one of the goals of the promoters of change is a reconciliation with the Disciples of Christ and Christian Churches who departed from us a century ago. The reconciling, they have in mind in for us to do. They think our fathers were wrong in refusing to fellowship those who desired instrumental music in worship and missionary societies. Waddey

C. Leonard Allen:  By far the most important recovery of neglected Christian practice and truth that this change of eras is making possible is a practical or functional doctrine of the Trinity. This claim may sound odd to many Christians, and perhaps even unintelligible at first--which may in itself be a sign of the problem we face.  ;-)
Jesus said that doctors of the law take away the key to knowledge. C. Leonard Allen etal claim that they UNIQUELY have been saved for such a time as these to enable them to SEE the always-pagan idea of the trinity.  This is prophesied in Revelation along with defining the rise of the SPIRITUS as a "person."

-Spiritus
 Spirit in both Hebrew and Greek speaks of a WIND sometimes a violent blast, breathing or gentle blowing of air, a breath, breeze,
2.The breath of a god, inspiration: haec fieri non possent, nisi ea uno divino et continuato spiritu continerentur,by a divine inspiration, Cic. N. D. 2, 7, 19 ; 3, 11, 28; cf.: poëtam quasi divino quodam spiritu inflari,id. Arch. 8, 18 .--
-Cicero 17. And, indeed, we have constantly heard from men of the greatest eminence and learning, that the study of other sciences was made up of learning, and rules [Legalism], and regular method; but that a poet was such by the unassisted work of nature, and was moved by the vigour of his own mind, and was inspired, as it were, by some divine wrath. Wherefore rightly does our own great Ennius call poets holy; because they seem to be recommended to us by some especial gift, as it were, and liberality of the gods
Wrath or frenzy is the same as ORGE
-Excito excite or incite the animal nature to some sound. Excite, kindle: Tantus Laudo to approve or commend inflo make flatulent, play on o blow: “simul inflavit tibicen, a perito carmen agnoscitur, [the Unknown God] 1. In gen., puffed up, inflated, haughty, proud:

Paison paizô [pais]
4.
to play (on an instrument), Hhymn. II. to sport, play, jest, joke, Hdt., Xen., etc.; p. pros tina to make sport of one, mock him,
5. play amorously, 2. esp. dance, “paisateOd.8.251; “dōma peristenakhizeto possin andrōn paizontōn

Aeschin. 1 117 The first of these points is an anticipation of the defence which I hear he is about to offer, for I fear that if I neglect this topic, that man who professes to teach the young the tricks of speech1 may mislead you by some artifice, and so defraud the state. My second point is an exhortation of the citizens to virtue. And I see many young men present in court, and many of their elders, and not a few citizens of other states of Hellas, gathered here to listen. Do not imagine that they have come to look at me.

THE BREATH CAUSED CORNELIUS TO SPEAK: THAT DOES NOT SAVE ANYONE.

II.B. The "spritt" of Phoebus or Carmenae (the Muses), spirit of a loud tone, a tempest, of the tympana horrificis, runinis  exciting terror of loud thundering speech, thundererer, god of thunder, Saturn as the sickle bearer.   comedy, poetry,
you take away certain pauses and measures, and make that word which was first in order hindermost, by placing the latter [words] before those that preceded [in the verse]; you will not discern the limbs of a poet, when pulled in pieces  [Melody]
 Epithumetikos, desiring, coveting, lusting. soul which is the seat of desires and affections.
Tympanum tambourine from Topheth or hell. A. Esp., as beaten by the priests of Cybele, Also by the Bacchantine females B.Trop., a timbrel, etc., as a figure of something effeminate, enervating
If there is no certainty in this postmodern world, you might wonder how some have a way to discern the indiscernable.  One notable example removes Christ from his confession and sows discord by getting a vision to add instrumental music: the fact that the new insight forces the old text to lie is not wrong by the definition of this revelation. Others have the Holy Spirit tell them to lie about the olden text and another says we should hear an audible voice.
The doctrine of the Trinity has been in steady recession in the modern period, and this eclipse stands behind the rise of modern unitarian, rationalistic, Christological, and other heresies. The reasons for the decline are at least two.

A Christian doctrine is one taught by Christ in the apostles and prophets.  Trinity in all paganism consists of father, mother (spirit, dove) and little infant.  In Egypt and at Mount Sinai this was Osiris, Isis and Horus.   As the usual antithesis, God made Himself known in a singular visible-audible person. All of the authority of the common god family was made known by Jesus of Nazareth whom God [Theos] made to be both Lord [Kurios] and Christ.  He was not the Christ until God gave Him that authority as the promised Messiah.  The Spirit OF Christ was the ROCK in the wilderness and the BREATH of the Prophets. When Jesus spoke the Words of God breathed into Him without measure or METER, He articulated the LOGOS which all pagans thought was Hermes (new hermeneutics), Mercury or Kairos.  In John 6:43 Jesus said that His words WERE Spirit and Life. When Jesus was glorified He returned as promised at Pentecost and "poured out what you SEE and HEAR." The Wind was the BREATH of God.

The modern period is where you and your parents went to church to be students of the Bible.  While singing wasn't added until the year 373, if you sing then Paul commands that you use one mouth and "sing that which is written." Romans 15.  This removes any role in the organization chart for anyone to pass judgment on what is written.

First, the traditional Western Trinitarian doctrine was increasingly judged to be an inherited dogma that was dense, arcane, and of little relevance to Christians and to the modern world. It was viewed as remote from the actual needs and concerns of believers. Some Christian leaders thus became hostile to the doctrine and many became indifferent.

Saying that the Spirit OF Christ was a separate god person calls Jesus a liar:
Matt. 28:18 And Jesus came and spake unto them,
        saying, All power is given unto ME in heaven and in earth.
Matt. 28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations,
        baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
Matt. 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things
        whatsoever I have commanded you:
        and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
Jesus taught that God made HIM to be the only visible-audible of the Holy (wholly) Spirit of the universe.
Father, Son and Spirit are names ONLY in the always-pagan triads.
There is no statute of limitations: God does not need another "person" to communicate with His Son.


I don't think that any trinitarian got their ideas from the Bible: first it was a philosophical concept in trying to explain the meaing of father and son.  I am still at a loss as to where new information filtered in which allowed scholars who read the original languages to miss.  We will quote more above about Barth:

This danger is increased by the fact that, even in the usual presentation of the scholarly treatises on the Trinity,

there is first developed a concept of 'person' derived from experience and philosophy, independently of the doctrine of the Trinity as found in revelation and of the history of this doctrine.

The original writings of true scholars speak the truth so there is nothing confusing or mysterious: Jesus said it very clearly in John 12f.

Theophilus of Antioch to Autolycus

It seems to have been a man named Theophilus of Antioch who first applied the term trinity to this Biblical concept as early as 181 A.D. But it was the Anathasian Creed, completed some time in the fifth century, which stated it most clearly: "We worship one God in trinity, and trinity in unity, neither confounding the persons, nor separating the substance." 

This was always as Campbell words of "relationship" such as Father, Son and Spirit and never names of persons. Trinity is never God, Jesus and a Spirit person.

Chapter IV.-Attributes of God. Theophilus of Antioch, Theophilus of Antioch,

And He is without beginning, because He is unbegotten; and He is unchangeable, because He is immortal.

And he is called God on account of His having placed all things on security afforded by Himself; and on account of any of any foreign means (of) running, and moving, and being active, and nourishing, and foreseeing, and governing, and making all things alive.

But he is Lord, because He rules over the universe;
Father, because he is before all things;
Fashioner and Maker, because He is creator and maker of the universe;
the
Highest, because of His being above all;
and
Almighty, because He Himself rules and embraces all.

By Him you speak, O man; His breath you breathe yet Him you know not. And this is your condition, because of the blindness of your soul, and the hardness of your heart. But, if you will, you may be healed. Entrust yourself to the Physician, and He will couch the eyes of your soul and of your heart.

Who is the Physician? God, who heals and makes alive through His word and wisdom.
God by His own word and wisdom made all things; for

"by His word were the heavens made, and all the host of them by the breath of His mouth." [Ps xxxiii. 6.] [Same word as holy Spirit]

Most excellent is His wisdom.

By His wisdom God founded the earth;
and by
knowledge He prepared the heavens;
and by
understanding were the fountains of the great deep broken up, 
and the clouds poured out their dews. 

If thou perceivest these things, O man, living chastely, and holily, and righteously,
thou canst see God.

But before all let faith and the fear of God have rule in thy heart, and then shalt thou understand these things. When thou shalt have put off the mortal, and put on incorruption,
then shall thou see God worthily.

God, then, having His own Word internal within His own bowels,
begat Him, emitting Him
along with His own wisdom before all things.

He had this Word as a helper in the things that were created by Him, and by Him He made all things.

He is called "governing principle", because He rules, and is Lord of all things fashioned by Him.
    He, then, being
Spirit of God, and governing principle, and wisdom, and power of the highest,came down upon the prophets, and through them spoke of the creation of the world and of all other things. (This was the Spirit of Christ, 1 Peter 1:11; Revelation 19:10)

For the prophets were not when the world came into existence,

but the wisdom [Spirit in this instance is Sophia] of God which was in Him, and
His holy Word which was always present with Him.

Tertullian was the next to define the Godhead as ONE God and His own Word and Wisdom

That which has come forth out of God is at once God and the Son of God, and the two are one. In this way also, as He is Spirit of Spirit and God of God, He is made a second in manner of existence-in position, not in nature. [Great diversity exists among the critics as to the date of this Apology; see Kaye, pp. xvi. 48, 65. Mosheim says, a.d. 198, Kaye a.d. 204.]

born 155, /160, Carthage [now in Tunisia] d. after 220, , Carthage

To Tertullian, the "trinity" is God, His Reason and the Word as an expression of that Reason. Because God is pure Spirit, all which He does as Father is Spirit. That which extends from Spirit into flesh is the Son. Tertullian does not think of three, separated persons in the Godhead!


Tertullian use of trias: But, first, I shall discuss His essential nature, and so the nature of His birth will be understood. We have already asserted that

God made the world, and all which it contains,
         by His Word, and Reason, and Power.

 It is abundantly plain that your philosophers, too,
 regard the
Logos-that is, the Word and Reason-
         as the
Creator of the universe.

And we, in like manner, hold that the Word, and Reason, and Power,
..........by which we have said God made all,

have spirit as their proper and essential    
substratum
, in which
the Word has in being to give forth utterances,
..........and reason abides to dispose and arrange,
..........and power is over all to execute.
We have been taught that

          He
(reason) proceeds forth from God,

and
in that procession He is generated;
so that He is the Son of God,
and is called God from unity of substance with God. For God, too, is a Spirit.

Even when the ray is shot from the sun,
..........it is still part of the parent mass; the sun will still be in the
          ray, because it is a ray of the sun-
..........there is no division of substance,
          but
merely an extension.

Thus Christ is Spirit OF Spirit, and God OF God, as light OF light is kindled.

The material matrix remains
entire and unimpaired,
though you derive from it
any number of shoots possessed of its qualities;

so, too, that which has come forth out of God
is at once God and the Son of God
, and the two are one. In this way also, as He is Spirit of Spirit and God of God,

He is made a second in manner of existence-in position, not in nature;
and He did not withdraw from the original source,
           but went forth.
This ray of God, then, as it was always foretold in ancient times, descending into a certain virgin, and made flesh in her womb,
..........is in His birth God and man united.
Campbell, Thomax, Trinity The relationship of Word to God was the same as the relationship of a word to a thought. And so this is the most common understanding among the church fathers. The the word is the SON of the speaker as FATHER then there is ot problem trying to sort out how a LITERAL son of god could be equal with the Father or of the same age.

1st. A word is a sign or representative of a thought or an idea
and is the idea in an
audible or visible form.
It is the exact image of that invisible thought 
which is a perfect
secret to all the world until it is expressed.

2d. All men think or form ideas by means of words or images; so that no man can think without words or symbols of some sort.

3d. Hence it follows that the word and the idea which it represents, 
        are
co-etaneous, or of the same age or antiquity.
........It is true the word may not be uttered or born 
        for years or ages after the idea exists,
........but still the word is just as old as the idea.

4th. The idea and the word are nevertheless distinct from each other, though the relation between them is the nearest known on earth.
........An idea cannot exist without a word
        nor a word without an idea.

5th. He that is acquainted with the word, is acquainted with the idea
        for the idea is
wholly in the word.

By putting together the above remarks on the term word, 
we have a full view of what John intended to communicate.
As a word is an exact image of an idea,
so is "The Word" an exact image of the invisible God.

As a word cannot exist without an idea, nor an idea without a word,
        so
God never was without "The Word," 
        nor "The Word" without God;

or as a word is of equal age, or co-etaneous with its idea,
        so "
The Word" and God are co-eternal.

And as an idea does not create its word nor a word its idea; so God did not create "The Word," nor the "Word" God.


The Catholic Encyclopedia notes that:
In Scripture there is as yet no single term by which the Three Divine Persons are denoted together. The word trias (of which the Latin trinitas is a translation) is first found in Theophilus of Antioch about A. D. 180. He speaks of "the Trinity of God [the Father], His Word and His Wisdom ("Ad. Autol.", II, 15).

[Of course, Theophilus used the word trinity as we might describe our own nature as a trinity of body, soul and spirit. To Theophilus, the trinity is God putting His own Wisdom into operation by speaking His own Words. God's Word and Wisdom are also God]

Tertullian formulated the Godhead in Latin as tres personae, una substantia. The Greek prospon which meant "face" and later "representative" or "type." Pope Damasus (c. 304-384) approved the use of persona and substantia as equivalent to hypostasis and ousia respectively. This meant that there was only one substance in God even though He "wore the mask" of even more than three personified beings.

What Leonard Allen, John Mark Hicks and their councils WANT is to define God so that Father and Son can be diluted and they can claim that the "Spirit" is guiding them to introduce music and other sectarianizing heresies which both Father and Son repudiated.

Unless proven otherwise Leonard Allen etal's working document first defined God and three, independant, separated persons in a lecture by H. Leo Boles and Freed Hardeman College in 1938. This was put into a book form in 1942 and has been the CREED of some preachers since and spread by the Gospel Advocate Sunday school literature.

C. Leonard Allen: Second, the traditional doctrine did not fare well against the criterion of “reasonableness” that became ever more dominant in the Enlightenment. The Deists and other proponents of “natural religion” found the doctrine an offense to reason and simply lopped it off. Most others did not reject the doctrine outright, but it became functionally peripheral to a Christian faith increasingly measured and limited by the canons of human reason.

Because it was dogma and not Biblical teaching, it was derived by councils who used their OWN reason. This gave others the right to judge the council's rationality by their own: who can reject my using my reason to question your reason when yours has no Biblical foundation?

This more subtle form of eclipse can be seen in the line of “supernatural rationalism” that runs from the Christian philosopher John Locke down through Alexander Campbell and other progressive Christian thinkers of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.

John Locke is slandered and used to slander the Campbells and it is certain that the common mantra is never informed by Locke Himself.  For now, the motive is clear:

nor could any help be had or hoped for from reason, which could not be heard, and was judged to have nothing to do in the case 

the priests every where,
to secure their empire,
having excluded reason from having anything to do in religion.

And in the crowd of wrong notions, and invented rites, the world had almost lost the sight of the one only true God.

Jesus Christ is also slandered: Whywould GOD need others to commune with when WE can commune with
ourselves. Some researchers say that we do that at 320,000 words a minute when aroused to fight or flight (caused by music also)

Logos or Word or rational is directly opposite to rhetoric, music or playing instruments.

See Justin on The Greeks,

the ideas of things in the mind of God were the realities;
the things themselves, as seen by us, were the images of these realities;
       and poetry, therefore, describing the images of realities,
       was only at the third remove from nature.
As Plato puts it briefly in this same passage, "the painter, the bed-maker, God-
these three are the masters of three species of beds.

Jesus as the Speaker of the WORD is the LOGOS or rational discord of God:

1. plea, pretext, ground, would have admitted of an explanation,
2. statement of a theory, argument, to be explained
        c. in Logic, proposition, whether as premiss or conclusion
        d. rule, principle, law, as embodying the result of logismos
4. thesis, hypothesis, provisional ground,
5. , ground 6.formula (wider than definition, but freq. equivalent thereto), term expressing reason,
7. reason, law exhibited in the world-process,
        c. in Neo-Platonic Philos., of regulative and formative forces,
        derived from the intelligible and operative in the sensible universe
IV. inward debate of the soul 1.thinking, reasoning, 
    explanation
, opposite perception, in Logic, of discursive reasoning, opposite intuition  
 

IF HUMANS CAN COMMUNE WITH THEMSELVES MAYBE GOD DOESN'T NEED A WHOLE FAMILY

Plato, Theaetetus
Socrates  Excellent. And do you define thought as I do?Theaetetus

How do you define it?

Socrates   As the talk which the soul has with itself about any subjects which it considers. You must not suppose that I know this that I am declaring to you. But the soul, as the image presents itself to me, when it thinks, is merely conversing with itself, asking itself questions and answering,

Plato, Sophist 263e Stranger

Well, then, thought and speech are the same; only the former, which is a silent inner conversation of the soul with itself, has been given the special name of thought. Is not that true?

Theaetetus. Certainly.
Xenos. But the stream that flows from the soul in vocal utterance through the mouth has the name of speech? [Logos]

John 7:37 In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying,
        If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.
John 7:38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said,
        out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
John 7:39 (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive:
        for the Holy Ghost was not yet given;
        because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)
 2. reason as a faculty,
V. continuous statement, narrative (whether fact or fiction), oration lego
        4.speech,
delivered in court, assembly
VI.
verbal expression or utterance, lego, lexis
PROSE OPPOSITE poiêsis,  A. fabrication, creation, production MELOS B. esp. musical member, phrase: hence, song, strain2.music to which a song is set, tune, 3. melody of an instrument,

Lexis A.speech, opposite ôidê, 1.art of song 5. = eppsdê, spell, incantation
4.text of an author, opposite exegesis [Peter's private interpretation outlaws exegesis]

i In Robert W. Jenson’s judgment, “the inherited doctrine of the Trinity was by the opening of the nineteenth century nearly defunct in all those parts of the church open to modernity.”

The fact is that Allen's trinity never existed in history. On the contrary, we quoted Paul Tillich above to say that at THIS TIME people began to call God persons: that was based on THEIR rational other than the rationale of the LOGOS which outlaws rhetoric and music.

ii To put the matter over simply, God’s relationality was overshadowed by mechanism. Mystery was eclipsed by method.

The word music derives from mystery and always meant "to make the lambs dumb before the slaughter." If the preacher preaches MYSTERIES and denies the audience the right to think or question the Jesus is made dumb all over again even if His name means RATIONAL.

René Girard
  1. mimetic desire: imitation is an aspect of behaviour that not only affects learning but also desire, and imitated desire is a cause of conflict,
  2. the scapegoat mechanism is the origin of sacrifice and the foundation of human culture, and religion was necessary in human evolution to control the violence that can come from mimetic rivalry,
  3. the Bible reveals the two previous ideas and denounces the scapegoat mechanism.
4.3 For focusing accusation is the chief function of Satan, traditionally known as the Accuser. But accusation of 'sinners' appears righteous to us, and so we mistake the satanic accusation for a godly one. The unity of the majority -- that is, the basis of cultures and societies enduring in the face of mimetic rivalry -- is based on the satanic powers and principalities of sanctioned violence against unsanctioned violence. 

5.4.2 Behind the anthropological predilections against the victim's perspective, there is a very practical, quasi-historical reason: namely, the victim is shunned and often killed. In the ancient world, the role of music during ritual sacrifice was often to drown out any cries from the victim. It is crucial that the victim not be heard. The practical mechanics of making victims means that it is unusual for the victim's perspective to survive. In the world of ancient ritual it was probably impossible.

45. The Greek verb myo means to close the mouth or shut the eyes. There is debate about whether myo plays a crucial role in the etymology of other significant words such as myth, mystery, and even music. These etymologies make sense within the Girardian hypotheses. Myth means to close ourselves to the victim and tell the tale according to the perpetrator's perspective; mystery cults are based on the silence of the victims; music derives from drowning out the voice of the victim.

3466. musth/rion musterion, moos-tay´-ree-on; from a derivative of mu/w muo (to shut the mouth); a secret or “mystery” (through the idea of silence imposed by initiation into religious rites): -- mystery.

C. Leonard Allen: Other forms of eclipse have been added to these older ones in more recent years. Some biblical scholars, for example, have in effect become binitarian by insisting that the New Testament does not compel us to make a person out of the Spirit as in traditional Trinitarian doctrine.

False! The Nicene Creed treated the Godhead as Father and Son: not God and Jesus.  As an afterthought they wrote "and we believe in the Holy Spirit." Because the Spirit OF Christ is HIS OWN spirit we do not rationally count that as another god person.

iii All this is not to say that the traditional Trinitarian doctrine in the West was free of problems. These older Enlightenment, as well as the more recent, rejections of Trinitarian doctrine are based, in part, on the assumption that the classic Western doctrine is the doctrine of the Trinity.

The traditional trinity has been formulated by theologians using their "reasoning" power which is HISTORYLESS and ignores the classical trinity which never separates God into three people.

C. Leonard Allen:  But the received Western doctrine (strongly indebted to Augustine for its formulation) was marked by abstract, heavily philosophical analysis and alien, Hellenistic assumptions about deity. God was assumed, for example, to be “impassable” (or passionless), an attribute that directly counters the biblical story of God’s anguished interaction with Israel. As a result, the classic form of the doctrine, with its distortions, helped precipitate its modern eclipse.

St. Augustine brought together several strands of thinking:

  • 1. there are “triadic” traces of the Trinity in the human soul: For example:

    • triad of self-knowledge (memory, understanding, will)

    • triad of self-love (Lover, Beloved, Love)

  • 2. the Spirit is the basis of the union between God and believers, and believer to believer. That is, the Spirit is the giver of community

  • 3. “God is love” (1 John 4:8, 16)

In the sixth [Book], the question how Christ is called by the mouth of the apostle "the power of God and the wisdom of God," is so far argued that the more careful handling of that question is deferred, viz. whether He from whom Christ is begotten is not wisdom Himself, but only the father of His own wisdom, or whether wisdom begat wisdom.

But be it which it may, the equality of the Trinity became apparent in this book also, and that God was not triple, but a Trinity; and that the Father and the Son are not, as it were, a double as opposed to the single Holy Spirit: for therein three are not anything more than one.

We considered, too, how to understand the words of Bishop Hilary, "Eternity in the Father, form in the Image, use in the Gift."

In the seventh, the question is explained which had been deferred: in what way that

God who begat the Son is not only Father of His own power and wisdom,
        but is Himself also power and wisdom;
so, too, the Holy Spirit; and yet that they are not three powers or three wisdoms,
but one power and one wisdom, as one God and one essence.

It was next inquired, in what way they are called one essence, three persons, or by some Greeks one essence, three substances; and we found that the words were so used through the needs of speech, that there might be one term by which to answer, when it is asked what the three are, whom we truly confess to be three, viz. Father, and Son, and Holy Spirit.

John calvin said there were THREE ASPECTS in the ONE God.

C. Leonard Allen:  The new environment that many like to call “postmodern” is aiding the recovery of a robust and sounder Trinitarian faith and practice. The recovery of the doctrine was launched in the early twentieth century by Karl Barth, though his own doctrine was not sufficiently freed from the Western distortions. Over the last twenty-five years other theologians from a variety of traditions have advanced this recovery in fresh and faithful ways.iv

Allen and others have rebuked the Church of Christ for being without history: that is, it does not take into consideration the views of similar theologians down through history.  As with all groups, the Restoration Movement was based on the views of the Bible which cannot be changed to fit whatever culture or evolved eyeballs occur.

No one seems to know from whence this unique-in-history VISION arrives: some see visions, hear audible voices and have the Holy Spirit tell them to lie about the Bible.

However, it is the NEW CONCEPT that God is three persons.  There are UNholy spirits.

"He (Karl Rahner agreeing with Karl Barth) believes that in light of the modern development of the concept of person, its unqualified use in the Trinitarian doctrine leads unmistakably to tritheism." Matei then quotes:

        "There can be no doubt about it: speaking of three persons in God entails almost inevitably the danger (as a rule we try much too late to overcome it through explicit corrections) of believing that there exists in God three distinct consciousnesses, spiritual vitalities, centers of activity, and so on.

This danger is increased by the fact that, even in the usual presentation of the scholarly treatises on the Trinity,

        there is first developed a concept of 'person' derived from experience and philosophy, independently of the doctrine of the Trinity as found in revelation and of the history of this doctrine.

Next this concept is applied to God, and thus it is demonstrated that there are three such persons in God. " (Eugen Matei,  THE CONCEPT OF 'PERSON' IN TRINITARIAN CONTEXT: HISTORICAL AND ECUMENICAL PERSPECTIVES)

Review of Barth on the Trinity.

Although Barth's treatment of the Trinity is past by the time the doctrine of election is reached, the conception takes here new form and definition. The triune God is defined as one whose reality takes shape in election: 

"in the primal and basic decision in which He wills to be and actually is God, in the mystery of what takes place from and to all eternity within Himself, within his triune being, 

God is none other than the One who in His Son or Word elects Himself, and in and with Himself, elects His people" (II/2, p. 76). In the explication of this election, the characteristically Barthian terms of love and freedom have a central place. Election is good news ("the sum of the gospel," p. 3), the outcome of both the love and the freedom in which "God is what He is." But election, like freedom, is not shapeless and arbitrary; it is to a particular end.

There is a counterpart to God's self-election and election of human beings, and it consists in the fact "that for his part, man can and actually does elect God" (p. 177). This human election which responds to the divine is described as autonomy: "a simple but comprehensive autonomy of the creature which is constituted originally by the act of eternal divine election and which has in this act its ultimate reality" (ibid.).  

Barth's major achievement in this area lies in his inauguration of a decisive shift toward a more truly relational conception of the Trinity, in which greater attention is paid to the being of God as consisting in threeness.There is clear influence on Barth (as on Calvin before him) from the Cappadocian tradition of trinitarian theology, for example, in his adoption of the expression mode of being from the Greek. But there, also, the problem is to be found. By using that term Barth's stated intention was
"to express ... not absolutely, but relatively better and more simply and clearly the same thing as is meant by 'person'" (I/1, p. 359).

C. Leonard Allen: What has emerged from these efforts is a recovery of God’s relationality--or what is sometimes called the social Trinity (see John 17:20-26).

In this view God is understood as a community of persons rather than as three modes of being. God is not a solitary, domineering individual who rules through arbitrary exercise of power

But the outcome is that Augustine's weakness in this very area is simply repeated. Instead of theologically reclaiming the concept of the person from the individualism that has impoverished it, Barth allows the weight of emphasis to remain on the unity of God.
It is as one that God is personal,
rather than being one only in what the three persons give to one another.


In his Book Six the footnote is: 14 [The Divine Unity is trinal, not triple.
        The triple is composed of three different substances. It has parts, and is complex.
        The trinal is without parts, and is incomplex.
        It denotes one simple substance in three modes or forms.
        "We may speak of the trinal, but not of the triple deity."
                Hollaz, in Hase's
Hutterus, 172.-W.G.T.S.]

So, you are back to the HIGHEST form of communion: that which exists internal to a solitary person sitting beside still waters and never in a "spectacle of worship."

The internal triiune nature of the ONE JEHOVAH is never separated into "being" other than through personification:

Psa. 33:4 For the word of the LORD is RIGHT; AND ALL HIS WORKS ARE DONE in truth.
Psa. 33:5 He loveth righteousness and judgment: the earth is full of the goodness of the LORD.
Psa. 33:6 By the [1] word of the [2] LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the [3] breath of his mouth. 

Spirit is NEVER a people: 7307. ruwach, roo´-akh; from 7306; wind; by resemblance breath, i.e. a sensible (or even violent) exhalation; figuratively, life, anger, unsubstantiality; by extension, a region of the sky; by resemblance spirit, but only of a rational being (including its expression and functions

Psa. 33:7 He gathereth the waters of the sea together as an heap: 
        he layeth up the depth in storehouses.
Psa. 33:8 Let all the earth fear the LORD:
        let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him.
Psa. 33:9 For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast.

One of the "council" leaders is Rubel Shelly who says that John got the LOGOS idea from the Greeks.  If so, and LOOGOS means to be RATIONAL and word-centered excluding rhetoric and music then we understand why the urge to remove the logical, rational (spiritual) mind God created for that purpose.

Clement in Stromata. How to set the world on fire.

But the first and generic barbarous dialects have terms by nature, since also men confess that prayers uttered in a barbarian tongue are more powerful.

And Plato, in the Cratylus, when wishing to interpreter (fire), says that it is a barbaric term. He testifies, accordingly, that the Phrygians use this term with a slight deviation.
Incentor, o-ris, m. [id.] , one who sets the tune or begins to sing, a precentor, singer (post-class.).I. Lit.: carminis, Paul. Nol. Carm. 15, 32 : [1] incentore [2] canam [3] Phoebo [4] Musisque [5] magistris, Avien. Perieg. 895 ; Isid. 6, 9, 13.--

II. Trop., an [A] inciter, exciter: [B] igneus [C] turbarum, Amm. 15, 1, 2 : civilis belli, Oros. 5, 19 : rebellionis [renewal of war] totius, id. 6, 11 . Flamen Hislop

Incensor I. one who kindles or sets fire to, II. Trop., an inciter, instigator: turbarum,

[1]  one who sets the tune or begins to sing, a precentor, singer (post-class.).

Her. Only one more God! I should like to know about Hermes, of whom I am said not to be a true son. Let us make him out, and then I shall know whether there is any meaning in what Cratylus says.

Soc. I should imagine that the name Hermes has to do with speech, and signifies that he is the interpreter (ermeneus), or messenger, or thief, or liar, or bargainer; all that sort of thing has a great deal to do with language; as I was telling you the word eirein is expressive of the use of speech, and there is an often-recurring Homeric word emesato, which means "he contrived"-

out of these two words, eirein and mesasthai, the legislator formed the name of the God who invented language and speech; and we may imagine him dictating to us the use of this name: "O my friends," says he to us, "seeing that he is the contriver of tales or speeches,

you may rightly call him Eirhemes." And this has been improved by us, as we think, into Hermes. Iris also appears to have been called from the verb "to tell" (eirein), because she was a messenger.

To reputiate the usual matriarchal religion Jesus is presented as the SON of a FATHER as opposed to the DAUGHTER of the MOTHER.  Father, Son and Spirit define the roles Jesus PERSONALLY fulfilled and are never the names of PERSONS (people).  Jesus said "if you have seen me you have seen the Father": not MUCH community here.  He said the Father and I are ONE: no more community there.  He said that the FATHER was WITHIN: the same community of classical trinitarians who speak of Thought, Breath and Words as spoken.  Jesus told the apostles that the Spirit had been WITH them and would be IN them: BOTH father and son are IN the faithful and the faithful are IN the Father and Son.  IN does not meant INSIDE OF literally. 

Phil 2:5 Your attitude [mind] should be the kind that was shown us by Jesus Christ,
Phil 2:6 who, though he was God, did not demand and cling to his rights as God,
Phil 2:7 but laid aside his mighty power and glory, taking the disguise of a slave and becoming like men.
Phil 2:8
And he humbled himself even further, going so far as actually to die a criminal's death on a cross.

The MIND that was in Christ who WAS God is the word:

MInd is: G5426 phroneo fron-eh'-o From G5424 ; to exercise the mind, that is, entertain or have a sentiment or opinion; by implication to be (mentally) disposed (more or less earnestly in a certain direction); intensively to interest oneself in (with concern or obedience):set the affection on, (be) care (-ful), (be like-, + be of

For US Paul equated the MIND of Christ to the Holy Spirit (1 Cor 2).

Heb. 1:1God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, 

1Pet. 1:11 Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow.

Heb. 1:2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; 

God created all things by His WORD: therefore as trinitarians agreed, the Word of God is the one God's SON.

Heb. 1:3 Who being 
        the brightness of his glory,
        and the express image of his person,
        and upholding all things by the word of his power,
        when he had by himself purged our sins,
        sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;

This is the "majesty" He laid aside to take on the form or clothing or Jesus of Nazareth.

No one thought of God being the persons as in people but:

Person; 5287. hupostasis, hoop-os´-tas-is; from a compound of 5259 and 2476; a setting under (support), i.e. (figuratively) concretely, essence, or abstractly, assurance (objectively or subjectively): -- confidence, confident, person, substance

That was GOD Who laid aside His OWN majesty and glory and used "a body prepared for me" meaning the MAN Jesus of Nazareth who became a son about 2,000 years ago.  This is what God promised Moses when the people refused to hear God:

Deut. 18:15 The LORD thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee,
        of thy brethren,
        like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken;
Deut. 18:18 I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee,
        and will put my words in his mouth;
        and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.
Deut. 18:20 But the prophet,
        which shall presume to speak a word in my name,
        which I have not commanded him to speak,
        or that shall speak in the name of other gods,
        even that prophet shall die.

Therefore, as the human son Jesus of Nazareth is called Jesus the CHRIST of God: thereafter the FATHER is the one God who sent His IMAGE or inaudible word as a visible and audible ARTICULATER of what the "father breathed into Him."

John 17:18 As thou hast sent ME into the world, even so have I also SENT them into the world.

Mt 28:18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

Mt.28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

Peter and all of the Bible and early history proves that they were baptized in the NAME of Jesus Christ.

John 17:19 And for their sakes I SANCTIFY myself, 
        that they also might be SANCTIFIED through the TRUTH.

John 17:20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also
        which shall believe on ME through THEIR WORD;

John 17:21 That they all may be ONE;
        .as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee,
        .that they also may be one IN us:
        .that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.

This relates only to the WORD: the son spoke the Words which came from the father who was within.  As we have noted, common knowledge understood that we talk to ourselves and we don't "shoot off our mouth without our mind being in gear."  The object was that the Apostles all spoke only that which had been taught to them in audible words.

Jn 12:48 He that
rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words,
        hath one that judgeth him:
the word that I have spoken,
        the same shall judge him in the last day.

Jn 12:49 For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, 
        he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak.

Jn 12:50 And I know that his commandment is life everlasting
        whatsoever I speak therefore, 
        even as the Father said unto me,
so I speak.

The COMMUNITY is being IN the body of Christ or the Church of Christ or the ekklesia which is a synagogue or school of the Bible--only.

C. Leonard Allen: In this view God is understood as a community of persons rather than as three modes of being. God is not a solitary, domineering individual who rules through arbitrary exercise of power

Wow! God is God and He is all by Himself: He does not need any help thank you very much.

Harvey Floyd: The word with (in Jn 1:1) implies communion, the association (alliance, organization, league, club) of persons.  As literally as this can be translated, it is 'the Word was face to face with (confronting, disputing, in the face of, countering) God, he was toward God (pros ton theon)... There are two actors