Jesus Christ called Himself “the Son of God” and the Father called Him “My Beloved Son.” The Son never called Himself “God” and the Father never called His Son “God.” The Son did, however, call His Father “God” and called Him the only true God, “And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent” (John 17:3). The Son also called His Father “my God” before He died, “My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?” (Matthew 27:46), after He was resurrected, “I am ascending to my Father, and your Father, and to My God, and your God” (John 20:17), and after He was seated at the right hand of God, “He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall go out no more. I will write on him the name of My God and the name of the city of My God, the New Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God. And I will write on him My new name” (Revelation 3:12).
Jesus Christ is the arbiter of the truth: “grace and truth came through Jesus Christ” (John 1:17); “And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:32); “And if I tell the truth, why do you not believe me?” (John 8:46); “I am the way, the truth, and the life” (John 14:6); “Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice” (John 18:37); “the truth is in Jesus” (Ephesians 4:21).
The Trinitarian view that God is three co-equal Persons contradicts what He taught. Trinitarian preachers disagree with the Son of God about God! Disagreeing with Him about anything is bad enough but our view of God is most important. If they’re wrong about what’s most important, how can they be trusted with anything else?
The apostle Paul’s last words have proven true today, “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables [mythos]” (2 Timothy 4:3-4). The Greek mythos is where the English “myths” is derived. People in churches have been turned to myths—that the one true God is a Trinity of co-equal Persons, that man is an immortal spirit living inside a body that goes to heaven or hell after death, and that salvation is by believing. The systematic theology taught in churches today isn’t the truth from Jesus Christ but myths. We’re now living in the time Paul said would come.
This system of myths is perpetuated through several means: Bible versions have been “doctored” by translating certain words to communicate a message that comports with the system; preachers are educated by Trinitarian organizations and pledged to the system; the content of sermons and books is held in conformity to the system; leaders are trained in apologetics to defend the system.
People are kept bound prisoners to the system by false claims, discouragement, and intimidation. It’s falsely claimed that modern systematic theology is “the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints” (Jude 1:3), that the Trinitarian view of God is essential for salvation, and that denying “personhood” of the Holy Spirit is the blasphemy against the Spirit. People are discouraged from understanding the Bible for themselves in fear they’ll fall into error and join a cult. And people are intimidated that if they deny the Trinitarian view of God they’ll be publicly shamed, branded a heretic, and perish in hell.
Many Trinitarian preachers are warm, funny, and down-to-earth. They enjoy visiting over a cup of coffee and having cookouts in their backyard. They labor and serve in the church. They invest in the lives of others and shed tears of joy and sorrow with them. But they disagree with the Lord Jesus Christ! He warned us, “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves” (Mat 7:15). Wolves are very subtle and deceiving.
Nobody but the Son of God has seen God, “No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him” (John 1:18). Therefore, what He said about God is the final word. Jesus Christ declared the truth about God, about Himself, about man, and about salvation. But because people in churches are bound to a system of myths, they don’t want to hear the truth, “and they will turn their ears away from the truth.” The truth Jesus taught is clear, logical, and simple to understand while all of the confusion and complexity comes from the myths being taught. Eternal life comes only through the Lord Jesus Christ. We must hear the truth He taught, trust Him, agree with Him, submit to Him, and obey Him. Don’t turn your ears away from hearing the truth He taught. Don’t stay bound to myths.