The false church is following a manmade teaching. They have to go to "denominal opinions of men" that originated in the 2nd and 3rd century to explain and discuss their beliefs. It is also interesting that the same bunch at Rome that dreamed up the trinity, also ushered in the dark ages by killing people for possessing Bibles. It is important to realize that the Catholic Church is the "Great Whore" in the book of Rev. and the "mother of harlots" (the harlots being the denominations that retain the trinity heresy). The harlot wants relationship with man, but will not "take the man's name" and will not forsake her worldly loves for her husband. Just as the harlot churches will not use Jesus name in baptism, and will not forsake the sins of the world.
Here I will show some of the apostles writing that exposes certain of the false doctrines taught by the harlot churches.:
Acts 2:38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
* (the harlot churches use the titles of their 3 gods if they even baptise at all. They ignore Matt 28:19 in which Jesus said to use a "name," and they just "parrot" the command instead of obeying it). *
Luke 24:47 And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his NAME among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
Colossians 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.
Colossians 2:9 For in him dwelleth ALL the fulness of the Godhead bodily.
* (the harlot church doesn't believe that the fulness is in Jesus, they don't believe that that "ye are complete in him", they teach the tradition of men from the 2nd and 3rd century) *
Colossians 2:10 And ye are complete in HIM, which is the head of all principality and power: Acts 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
Also Acts 8:16, 10:48, 10:43, 19:5, Col 3:17
* Also here are some historical references showing where tradition replaced apostolic truth.: *
ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICA, 11th Ed. Vol. 3 Page 365-366, "The baptismal formula was changed from the name of Jesus Christ to the words Father, Son, and Holy Ghost by the Catholic Church in the 2nd Century." Vol. 3 Page 82 "Everywhere in the oldest sources it states that baptism took place in the Name of Jesus Christ."
CANNEY ENCYCLOPEDIA OF RELIGION, Page 53 -- "The early church always baptized in the Name of Lord Jesus until the development of the trinity doctrine in the 2nd Century."
1913 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA, Vol. 2, page 365, Here the Catholic acknowledge that baptism was changed by the Catholic Church.
HASTINGS ENCYCLOPEDIA OF RELIGION, Vol. 2 pages 377-378-389, "The Christian baptism was administered using the Name of Jesus. The use of the trinitarian formula of any sort was not suggested in the early church history, baptism was always in the Name of the Lord Jesus, until the time of Justin Martyr when the trinity formula was used." Hastings also said in Vol. 2 Page 377, commenting on Acts 2:38, "NAME was an ancient synonym for person. Payment was always made in the name of some person referring to ownership. Therefore one being baptized in Jesus Name became his personal property." "Ye are Christ's." I Cor. 3:23. NEW INTERNATIONAL ENCYCLOPEDIA, Vol. 22 Page 477, "The term "trinity" was originated by Tertullain, Roman Catholic Church father."
TYNDALE NEW TESTAMENT COMMENTARIES: "... the true explanation why the early church did not at once administer baptism in the threefold name is that the words of Mat 28:19 were not meant as a baptismal formula. [Jesus] was not giving instructions about the actual words to be used in the service of baptism, but, as has already been suggested, was indicating that the baptized person would by baptism pass into the possession of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost."
THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF RELIGION AND ETHICS, James Hastings, p.384, "there is no evidence [in early church history] for the use of the triune name." Rev. Steve Winter
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