The Trinity Doctrine Nullifies the Power of the Resurrection
There is a problem with the many man-made doctrines within the institutional church system today. In fact, the doctrines that are taught and prevalent nullify what Christ did on the cross. Most of Christendom will say that Christ died for their past, present and future sins and that this is the sole reason why they are saved.
Do you believe this is the real reason?
What you may soon discover is that the real reason why most who call themselves Christians believe they are saved is not a good reason at all.
Most institutional church doctrine teaches, 'Jesus is God.' God became a man whose purpose was to come from heaven down to earth to die for our sins. 'Jesus' aka 'God the Son' shed his own blood bringing forgiveness to the world for our past, present and future sins. The work of salvation was finished upon the cross by his death. All we have to do is believe and we are saved.
Does this sound familiar?
This is basically Christianity 101.
Have you ever challenged the status quo and started picking away at it to see whether it stacks up with the whole counsel of Scripture?
Why did Christ have to rise from the dead in his fleshly body?
Think about this for a second.
I’m certain that if you are part of the institutional church system and believe in their mandated doctrines without question, we will probably come to two entirely different conclusions based on what we believe about Christ.
The Purpose of the Resurrection
Common church teaching states that Christ’s purpose was fulfilled when his blood was spilled bringing salvation as a finished work.
If 'Jesus is God,' then he would have been finished with his earthly body on the cross. It would be easy enough to return back to being God in heaven being the second member of the Trinity.
What would the reason be for 'God the Son' to raise himself from the dead in the flesh?
What need would there be for God to have a fleshly body in heaven?
According to mainstream church doctrine, 'Jesus' aka 'God the Son’s' useful purpose was to die in his own flesh and then return to heaven to reclaim his former glory. Most will not state this outrightly, but this is the ultimate conclusion of those who say that the resurrection proves that Christ is God.
This leads to the next question:
If the resurrection proves that 'Jesus is God,' then what will our resurrection prove we are?
What many have not considered is that some people already have risen from the dead in the Old Testament prior to Christ’s resurrection and also post-resurrection in the New Testament.
Think about it.
Does a resurrection from the grave prove that someone is God incarnate?
The plain fact is that Christ was not the first man to rise from the dead; therefore, this becomes a problem for those who say that this proves that he is God or proof of deity.
Of course, we can reference this following verse.
That the Christ must suffer and that, by BEING THE FIRST TO RISE FROM THE DEAD, he would proclaim light both to our people and to the Gentiles.” – Acts 26:23
Do we not have a major discrepancy here?
Was there not already people already raised from the dead prior to Christ?
Yes! Let’s have a look at another Scripture verse.
But in fact Christ HAS BEEN RAISED FROM THE DEAD, THE FIRSTFRUITS of those who have fallen asleep. – 1 Corinthians 15:23
Christ was not the first to rise from the dead, but was the first to rise from the dead as a 'firstfruit' or the 'firstborn from the dead.'
And he is the head of the body, the ekklesia. He is the beginning, THE FIRSTBORN FROM THE DEAD, that in everything he might be preeminent. – Colossians 1:18
One of the most important things to know is how and why Christ our Saviour rose from the dead. In fact, if we don’t know this our faith is dead. Christ rose from the grave based on his own merits. He was righteous and that is why death could not hold him.
The HOW and WHY of Christ’s Resurrection
What is the how and why of Christ’s resurrection?
It’s because he was holy and righteous and rose from the dead based upon his holiness before his Father, Yahweh in heaven as a 'firstborn' or 'firstfruit.'
According to institutional church doctrine, only Christ can be holy and righteous because he is God because being God it would be impossible to sin.
Many fail to believe that believing this deception will nullify the power of the resurrection in their life. This is the one of the consequences of believing in the Trinity doctrine.
Trinity doctrine makes the apostles liars who said Christ was the 'first.' If Christ is God, then only he can be holy and righteous because he is God.
When the apostles said Christ was the 'first,' then common sense would dictate that there will be others who would follow in his footsteps, meaning that others can attain the same resurrection with the ability to be holy, righteous and obedient towards their Father in heaven too. Those who attain to a resurrection will be for the same reason he attained his, which is not that he is God, but because of his faith and obedience towards his Father being fully a man.
The fact is that the power of the resurrection in the followers of Christ comes by having the same faith of Christ that he had. Righteousness comes by believing and doing because faith without works is dead.
The deception many believe in is that they have 'imputed righteousness' being counted as righteous because only Christ could be counted as truly holy and righteous because he is God. If that is the case, then it would make him the only fruit rather than being the 'firstfruit' of many more.
True faith in Christ means not only to believe that he rose from the dead, but to believe that we too can attain the same resurrection becoming a 'fruit' also.
Paul stated that we obtain the resurrection by pressing forward to the prize of the high calling of Christ.
…the RIGHTEOUSNESS FROM GOD THAT DEPENDS ON FAITH—that I may know him and the POWER OF HIS RESURRECTION, and may share his sufferings, BECOMING LIKE HIM IN HIS DEATH, that by any means possible I MAY ATTAIN THE RESURRECTION FROM THE DEAD – Philippians 3:9-10
Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I PRESS ON TO MAKE IT MY OWN, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I PRESS ON TOWARD THE GOAL FOR THE PRIZE of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 3:12-14
False Institutional Church Doctrine
Institutional church doctrine states that we are sinners and will continue to sin, but if we accept Christ then his righteousness is imputed to us. We are told that we are counted as holy and righteous by having faith alone. Nothing is required of us except to believe by faith and go to a building called 'church.' At church the clergy teach that you cannot be truly holy as Christ was because only he could be truly righteous because he is God. Just believe and your past, present and future sins will be forgiven of you and you will be counted as holy, thus escaping the grave and living forever in heaven.
Does this sound familiar?
What does Christ's resurrection prove in this scenario?
It proves that Christ being God was the only holy person in the flesh to rise from the grave. If this is the case, then it proves that Christ’s resurrection in the flesh has no power or significance in the lives of those who call themselves Christians today.
The Resurrection is the Foundation of True Faith
To the contrary, all those who follow Christ and the teaching of the apostles hold to the resurrection as a hope that we too can follow in his example of holiness and attain the same resurrection as he did.
And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and YOUR FAITH IS IN VAIN. – 1 Corinthians 15:14
Without Christ's resurrection, the foundation of the faith is all in vain.
Those who hold to mainstream institutional church doctrine believe that that their faith is in Christ’s blood shed and his death. Their supposed Gospel puts more importance in his death rather than his resurrection.
If we believe that all our sins past, present and future are already paid for on the cross and all we have to do is recite a canned prayer and believe, then ultimately we cannot attain the same resurrection as Christ did. Our faith would be deemed as null and void.
And if Christ has not been raised, YOUR FAITH IS FUTILE AND YOU ARE STILL IN YOUR SINS. – 1 Corinthians 15:17
I don’t know if you can see it yet, but what is taught in most churches today is that the death of Christ takes your sins away.
Is this really true?
No, this is false doctrine because Paul stated that without the resurrection, 'you are still in your sins,' meaning that the removal of sin is dependent upon the resurrection. We must believe not only in Christ’s death, but in his resurrection also.
Many falsely teach that only the blood and death of Christ takes our sins away. This means that the Father is blinded to seeing your sins because Christ blood is a blindfold from God seeing their sins. Although they will continue to sin, they are 'counted' as righteous.
This affirms an antichrist doctrine because Paul stated, 'If Christ is not risen, you are dead in your sins.'
The truth is, we are not saved by Christ’s death, but are saved by his life!
For if while we were enemies we were RECONCILED TO GOD BY THE DEATH of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we BE SAVED BY HIS LIFE. – Romans 5:10
Memorize this verse so that it sticks with you. Let it sink in.
Paul does not agree with popular institutional church doctrine where many say that their salvation is attained and finished by Christ’s death on the cross. Reconciliation is attained, but salvation is attained by life in his resurrection.
Resurrection life comes by our works of faith by repeating the life of Christ where we also attain to a resurrection. We are not justified by Christ’s blood alone, but justified by his resurrection and by having faith in that resurrection.
Who was delivered up for our trespasses and RAISED FOR OUR JUSTIFICATION. – Romans 4:25
The false Gospel that is based upon up on Trinitarian doctrine is incomplete because it destroys the how and why of the resurrection. It only tries to 'prove' that the reason Christ rose from the dead is supposed proof that he is God.
If the blood alone justifies, then the resurrection of Christ adds nothing to our justification, especially if you believe that he is God. This cannot be an example to follow or attain to because only Christ then could be holy and righteous because he is God. This nullifies any hope that we could have in him because we could not possibly walk holy and just as Christ did, meaning we cannot attain to his resurrection.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, HE HAS CAUSED US TO BE BORN AGAIN TO A LIVING HOPE THROUGH THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST FROM THE DEAD – 1 Peter 1:3
Who through him are believers in God, WHO RAISED HIM FROM THE DEAD and gave him glory, SO THAT YOUR FAITH AND HOPE are in God. – 1 Peter 1:21
Faith, hope, justification and purification are all dependant upon the resurrection because we too can be declared 'sons of God,' just as Christ.
The Gospel of the Kingdom is about having a hope within us that we have been given the ability to follow in Christ’s footsteps walking in the same faith that he had. By having the same faith, we can purify ourselves walking in holiness attaining to his resurrection.
And was declared to be the Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness BY HIS RESURRECTION FROM THE DEAD – Romans 1:4
See what kind of love the Father has given to us, THAT WE SHOULD BE CALLED SONS OF GOD; AND SO WE ARE. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. And EVERYONE WHO THUS HOPES IN HIM PURIFIES HIMSELF AS HE IS PURE. – 1 John 3:1-3
Salvation comes by a hope that we can repeat and attain what Christ did.
To the contrary, institutional church doctrine says that you have already 'attained,' which means you don’t need hope, nor do you need to press on. The sorry fact is that this is a dead faith.
FOR IN THIS HOPE WE WERE SAVED. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? – Romans 8:24
To believe in Trinitarian doctrine means that the resurrection is already finished. God rose the second member of the Trinity from the dead and now it’s a done deal. Paul came across these same types of people in his time saying that their faith was dead.
And their talk will SPREAD LIKE GANGRENE. Among them are Hymenaeus and Philetus, who have swerved from the truth, SAYING THAT THE RESURRECTION HAS ALREADY HAPPENED. They are upsetting the faith of some. – 2 Timothy 2:17-18
False doctrine is like gangrene that spreads and kills the true Gospel where many have sidelined repentance with the ability to walk in the same faith Christ. What is called 'salvation' today is Christ's finished work based on his death on the cross.
The total and utter destruction of having true faith in Christ is believing that the resurrection is past. The popular notion of faith is in the shed blood of Christ and what has been finished for them on the cross. However, this is only half of the picture and misses the most important aspect of the genuine Gospel.
The reason for Christ’s resurrection was to bring true faith in his followers that we can walk in righteousness and holiness by the Spirit so that we too can be raised just as he was because he was human just like you and I.
If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead WILL ALSO GIVE LIFE TO YOUR MORTAL BODIES THROUGH HIS SPIRIT WHO DWELLS IN YOU. So then, brothers, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if BY THE SPIRIT YOU PUT TO DEATH THE DEEDS OF THE BODY, you will live. – Romans 8:11-13
For all who are led by the Spirit of God ARE SONS OF GOD. – Romans 8:14
Institutional church doctrine eliminates the need to put to death the deeds of the flesh because they teach that you must simply believe. If we believe, by faith, then we have already attained the resurrection. It’s past. It’s a done deal that was performed on the cross.
Why do you think they have so many crosses in and on every church on every other street corner?
They rejoice in Christ's death rather than in his resurrected life.
Believing upon the cross by worshipping God in a dead faith is to believe that only Christ could live such a life of righteousness, obedience and holiness because he is God. Their baptism rests on a belief in death and imputation as being righteous, not any reference to resurrection life by living and walking in the same faith of Christ afterwards.
To be blunt, imputation of righteousness is really an amputation of righteousness. The sad fact is that in Trinitarian doctrine, the hope of resurrection and salvation is amputated because the resurrection of Christ in the flesh has no real meaning in their faith.
The Trinitarians use their supposed cherry-picked 'proof' verses to push their dogma upon the masses ignoring all the Scripture verses that state that God raised Christ from the dead. It is not about Christ proving that he was God by raising himself presupposing notions into biblical text to make it say what it does not say and ignoring the mountain of evidence to the contrary. For this reason, they have destroyed the power of the resurrection of Christ and its significance.
There is a much better way and that is to believe we can walk in the same faith as Christ did. It is a hope of being an overcomer obtaining the same resurrection as he did. To suppose that 'Jesus is God' and that is how he was resurrected ignores the words of Paul who said the resurrection comes 'by a man.'
For as BY A MAN came death, BY A MAN HAS COME ALSO THE RESURRECTION of the dead. – 1 Corinthians 15:21
Do you belive the Trinity doctrine nullifies the power of the resurrection?
- The Trinity Doctrine Destroys the Faith of Christ
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- Christ was a Man just like You and I
Was Christ simply a human? Was he God? Was he a demigod? Many have preconceived ideas and opinions concerning Christ when they read Scripture because of the English translations.
- The License to Sin Doctrine
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- The Grave Error of "Christianity," the Trinity Doctrine
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- The Great Ancient Deception of the Trinity Doctrine
The foundations of the false church system are founded upon the traditions of men that originate all the way back to ancient Babylon. The Trinity doctrine is one of them.
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