Is it true that there is the influence of Babylonian and Egyptian mythology of the doctrine of the Trinity as proposed by Jehovah’s Witnesses? This view believe in the theory of evolution a religion that considered that the concept of polytheism Mesopotamia evolved into Hebrew monotheism.
In the teaching of evolution of religion actually figure El or YHWH also called an evolution of the gods of Babylon, whereas many religious historian who believe the opposite of that in the beginning the one God and the plural (Elohim) revealed himself to man but to the nations who do not accept El or YHWH as God the giver of Revelation, the trinity concept was vague and degenerated into polytheism that ‘tritheis.’
Likewise, that there is the influence of Platonic already clearly different from the reality of history, because of the history we know that the growth of church councils is an attempt to maintain the purity of God’s revelation in the Bible from the spirit of the Gnostics and Plato very strong influence of Christianity in view of the Christian Bible was originally written in Greek.
Actually, to know the beliefs about the nature of God, we must first accept the fact that the Bible is the word that inspired the writing of God, then the basis of trust so that we can explore what the Bible as God’s revelation about the nature of God Himself.
Actually, the notion of the Trinity reveals that God was One (Shema, Deuteronomy 6: 4; Galatians 3:20), but in the Unity expressed themselves in Three persons. Yet the three persons of the same substance in the unity of God’s providence.
In Genesis 1:26; 3:22; 11: 7, we see the Lord calls himself in the plural (We). Genesis 1: 1-2 refers to God the Father and Spirit engaged in the creation, while John 1: 1 show Father and Logos are involved in the same event. So both the Spirit and Jesus existed from the beginning as well as the Father and three are united in creation.
Genesis 1 shows that the Elohim or God the Father that the creator, but we look at Psalm 33: 8 mentions that “the word of the Lord the heavens were made” while Jesus is referred to as the word that created all things (John 1: 1-18), so the second revelation identical refers to the One. Jesus also equated with YHWH as’ Alpha and Omega ‘(Revelation 22:13; compare 1: 8; 21: 6) that’ The Beginning and the End “(Revelation 1:17; 2: 8; compare 21: 6; Isaiah 44: 6; 48: 12), so Jesus was not a creation but equally creators from the beginning.
Even mentioned that no one saw God, the Lord reveals himself as an angel of the Lord (Malak Yahweh) that three people who met Abraham (Genesis 18: 1-22). Jesus also said that He existed before Abraham was (John 8:58). The last verse is actually saying that before Abraham was born Jesus ‘None’ ( ‘ego eimi’ which means the same as ‘I am that I am’ in Exodus 3:14). In the book of Judges we see all three persons of the Lord, the Angel of God and the Spirit of God to work together upon Samson. (Judges 13).
Isaiah called the unity of God (Isaiah 44: 6; 45: 5,22; 46: 9), but in the same letter we saw the trinity was present together (Isaiah 40; 48: 16-17). Also in spoken that YHWH will not give glory to another (Isaiah 42: 8; 48: 11), but in the incarnation of Jesus asked the Father to glorify the Son (John 17: 1,5; Rev. 14: 7; 15: 4) This shows that both are equally honored.
Peter confessed Jesus as Messiah and Son of God (Matthew 16:16). Thomas called Jesus Lord and God (John 20:28) an acknowledgment that the church is like an early recognition refers to the recognition of the Psalmist (35:32). Paul in his greeting to call two persons of the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ as related unity (1 Corinthians 1: 3). Likewise John 14-16 to mention unscrupulous Holy Spirit as a person who blends into the Godhead, precisely because it was private, personal synchronized with the Holy Spirit the Father and the Son in the baptismal formula (Matthew 28:19).
the divinity of Jesus is already evident because since the resurrection, the recognition that ‘Jesus is Lord’ already pronounced the church but Jehovah’s Witnesses always translate ‘Kyrios = God’ associated with ‘Jesus’ just as the Lord, but if relevant Father always translated Jehovah. Humiliation thus also apply in relevant positions, Jesus cultivated translated into ‘a god’ (John 1: 1), but in other verses that can not be searched pretext given another meaning.
For example the verse Isaiah 9: 5 clearly shows that the “Mighty God, everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace” addressed to Jesus, Jehovah’s Witnesses argue that Jesus is not Almighty God, whereas in Isaiah 10:21 and Jeremiah 32:18, YHWH is also called the Mighty God, even though “No other God ‘(Isaiah 44: 44: 6; 45: 5,22; 46: 9), twice mentioned that Father told the Son as’ God ‘anointed’ of God ‘(Hebrews 1: 8,9) and not just the Father, but the Son was worshiped by angels and glorified (Hebrews 1: 6; compare Why.1: 17; 4: 10-11; 14: 7; 15: 4; and 19 : 10; 22: 8-9). Jesus is also called “Immanuel” which is ‘God with us’ (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23).
The verses above is quite clear regarding to the divinity of Christ, and when personality ‘Holy Ghost’ is also widely demonstrated in the Bible, how can we be convinced that the Holy Spirit is God? Though not explicitly stated, always associated with the presence of God (the Holy Spirit and the Spirit of the Lord). The Holy Spirit is also involved in the creation from the beginning (Genesis 1: 1-2). Also called that ‘Do Not Grieving the Holy Spirit “and” blasphemy will be forgiven “(Matthew 12:31). Blasphemed God is the nature of the antichrist (Revelation 13: 5,6) and ‘Hell is the punishment they blaspheme God’ and does not repent (Revelation 16: 9). Jehovah’s Witnesses questioned Matthew 12:32 which means that the Son of man is lower than the Holy Spirit. Surely not because of the ‘Son of Man’ is the incarnation of Jesus in status was lower (Philippians 2: 5-11; Hebrews 2: 9).
Even in the New Testament the term Trinity does not exist, the instructions in that direction is very clear, as in the event of Jesus’ baptism (Matthew 3: 16-17) in which three persons were declared themselves, as well as the Great Commission evangelism (Matthew 28:19) clearly states all three persons of God in unity. Trinity was also reflected in the anointing of Jesus ‘incarnate’ (Luke 4: 18-19; Isaiah 61: 1,2).
Regards Paul expresses the unity of three persons (2 Corinthians 13:14). Peter calls God the Father as the planner, the Spirit as a sanctifier, and Jesus as redeemer (1 Peter 1: 2; compare Isaiah 48: 16-17). So, triune God with regard to maintenance and God’s overall redemption to mankind. Isaiah 48: 16-17 reveals the three persons of God together in the work of salvation (cf. 1 Corinthians 12: 3-6), and ‘road safety’ were fulfilled by Jesus who pioneered the way by John the Baptist refers to the prophecy of Isaiah about the ‘road safety YHWH / El ‘(Luke 3: 4-6; Isaiah 40: 3-5)
From the few examples above verses we can see that the concept of the Trinity is implicit in both the Old Testament and the New Testament, and though not formulated into a formula particular doctrine, it can be seen that, consciously or not, the church at the time of Jesus and the Apostles actually been admitted trinity God and because obviously no need for formulation as a doctrine. The emergence of the doctrine in the fourth century was a situational measures that are cultivated in order to deal with the Arian heresy. The development of this doctrine in the 4th century is not the formulation of a new doctrine, but an attempt to clarify what is believed to be the church in general face the Gnostic view, Platonic and Arianism distorted.
An explanation about the Trinity should not necessarily be accompanied formulation that can lead to erroneous interpretation, because no human formulation that can perfectly describe the trinity of God, because in fact the Bible itself is sufficient evidence to declare.