History's Origin of the Trinity
The Trinity is from Babylon with its concept of three gods, just as the sun god is Paganism.
Nimrod, Semiramis and Tammuz were worshipped as the first trinity gods. It is from Babylon that the concept of three gods, as the sun god, travelled everywhere. In Egypt there was Osiris, Horus, and Isis or Ra; in Greece there was Zeus, Apollo, and Athena; in India was Braham, Vishnu and Shiva; in Rome was Jupiter, Mars and Venus. “In the unity of that one god of the Babylonians, there were three persons, and to symbolise that doctrine of the Trinity, they employed the equilateral triangle, just as it is well known the Romish Church does at this day” (The Two Babylons, 1858, p 10).
Ezekiel saw that women, church members were involved in the worship that had to do with Tammuz, and Tammuz has to do with the trinity gods in the church, before the close of probation. Jesus is showing to Ezekiel what is taking place; but it is sad when people say, “you know what, this talking about this trinity business, it is a side issue.” Ezekiel says, only those who recognise these abominations and sigh and cry, are they that will receive the mark or seal of God.
Ezekiel 8:15-16: (15) Then said he unto me, Hast thou seen this, O son of man? [Jesus does not want Ezekiel to miss anything. He keeps asking him that question] turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations that these. (16) And he brought me into the inner court of the LORD’s house, and behold, at the door of the temple of the LORD, between the porch and the altar, were about five and twenty men, with their backs toward the temple of the LORD, and their faces toward the east; and they worshipped the sun toward the east.
Ezekiel sees the members of the church involved in this false worship that has to do with the trinity; it has to do with Tammuz. It gets worse as the ancient men, the leaders, are now between the porch and the altar, no longer behind a secret door, out in the courtyard, and have turned their backs to the temple of God, and are worshipping the sun toward the east. This means that these leaders at one point knew and understood the true God, but now they are making a choice to turn their backs to Him and worship the sun. Ezekiel is seeing that there is going to be sun worship in the Seventh-day Adventist Church, before the close of probation.
In the Old Testament, the gate of the temple was always on the east side, so that when you were coming into the temple you had your back to the sun, and you worship God towards the west. The pagans worshipped towards the east because they worshipped the sun, they were sun worshippers. These leaders, Ezekiel saw them right there in the court, they turned their backs to God and they worshipped the sun toward the east, toward the sun rising. They have worshipped a sun god, trinity; they now worship on a sun day.
Christ takes Ezekiel on this progressive abomination that is getting worse and worse. First, he is at the gate and does not see anyone there. Second, he sees the secret trinity worship brought in by the leaders that he had to uncover. Third, that secret worship gets bad enough that it spills over and it affects the laity. Fourth, it gets to such a bad point that the leaders can now publicly come out before the people and openly, worship the sun towards the east, from trinity to Sunday worship. Sunday Law will reveal these men as tares.
“But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way” (Matthew 13:25). And, “While the Lord brings into the church those who are truly converted, Satan at the same time brings persons who are not converted into its fellowship. While Christ is sowing the good seed, Satan is sowing the tares” (TM 46.1). While we do not uproot tares, we must not follow their sun god worship.
Sun god worship is really trinity worship. Babylonian sun god worship was the worship of the three-in-one and one-in-three god, because they thought these three phases would be very fit symbols for Nimrod, Semiramis and Tammuz. It is all one sun with three stages, three-in-one and one-in-three, that is the history of the three-in-one god; it is the trinity gods.
God is not happy about this particular kind of worship in any way shape or form. Numbers 33:52 says, “Then ye shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land from before you, and destroy all their pictures, and destroy all their molten images, and quite pluck down all their high places.”
Today we have the same pictures still alive and well. It is all rooted in sun worship and the sun god represented by Sunday worship. Do you ever wonder why Rome keeps Sunday? Here is one reason, because: “It is a day dedicated by the apostles to the honor of the most Holy Trinity” (Advent Review and Sabbath Herald, April 4, 1854).
Many people today would be surprised to learn that the trinity doctrine is even a foundational teaching in Freemasonry. Look at this quote from a Masonic website for “Master Masons” ...
“No doctrine is more fundamental or more emphasized in Freemasonry than that of the Trinity.” (MasonicWorld.com – Link - http://bit.ly/2qLn9cG)
Now observe what the Catholic Handbook states:
"The mystery of the Trinity is the central doctrine of the Catholic Faith. Upon it are based all the other teachings of the church." (Handbook for Today's Catholic, p. 11)
Remember, the trinity is which god? It is the sun god. Rome claims Sunday worship was dedicated by the apostles. But the apostles had nothing to do with any trinity. In effect, they say, “we keep Sunday because it has to do with the trinity. We keep Sunday because that was the day that we worshipped the sun god.” And the sun god is the trinity god.
This sun god, the trinity god, provokes jealousy to the true God, the God who created the sun. Ezekiel saw this in God’s own Church. And it has to do with what we believe in our hearts, in our minds, having a “false conception of God and his attributes.” The trinity doctrine only came into our Church after the death of our leading Adventist pioneers.
Lest we forget, we do well to remember our church history, that our pioneers rejected the trinity and did not include the trinity in our historical Fundamental Principles (last stated in Review and Herald, 22 August 1912, Par 4), and our current trinity Fundamental Belief is a result of accounting as error our historical Fundamental Principles in fulfilment of the prophecy that our church would apostatise: “The enemy of souls has sought to bring in the supposition that a great reformation was to take place among Seventh-day Adventists, and that this reformation would consist in giving up the doctrines which stand as the pillars of our faith... Were this reformation to take place, what would result? ... The fundamental principles that have sustained the work for the last fifty years would be accounted as error” (Selected Messages, Volume 1, p. 204 (1904)). This image of jealousy is at the very entry of the Church, in the Fundamental Beliefs, and people seeking membership are confronted with this image of jealousy that Ezekiel saw right there at the entry.
There is a trinity book published by our church, authored by Woodrow Wilson Whidden, Jerry Moon, and John W Reeve, The Trinity: Understanding God’s Love, His Plan of Salvation, and Christian relationships (Review and Herald Publishing Association, 2002). In that Trinity book, it says,
“The oneness in nature and character of the three persons of the Godhead, raises the very useful question of prayer, praise and worship…. [That is the issue today; And then it asks the question:] But what about direct prayer to the Holy Spirit? [Good question; Here is the answer:] While we have no clear example of or direct command to pray to the Spirit in Scripture, doing so does have, in principle, some implicit Biblical support… it only seems logical that God’s people can pray directly to and worship the Holy Spirit” (pp. 272-273).
Ezekiel saw these ancient men, leaders or theologians, worshipping the image of jealousy. And these leaders’ understanding of the Holy Spirit here is that it is a different individual than the Father and the Son. It is a third one who has his own mystery throne. This is what is recommended by the theologians and the leaders to God’s people. They are saying, we feel that it is logical and sensible and biblical to worship and to pray to the Holy Spirit. They just told you there, “we do not have an example in Scripture and we do not have an instruction in the Scripture, but we think it is biblical.” That is a contradiction. That is adding to Scripture.
These ancient men are saying, “while we have no example, and we have no instruction to do that in the Bible, but we think that doing that is biblical.” That does not make sense. You have to be an apostate theologian to reason this way, to say that “this is not in the Bible, but we think it is biblical.” This is the tragedy that we have among us today, a result of believing in the trinity. And this is recommended to God’s people, and this is actually obeyed by many of God’s people. Who else prays to the Holy Spirit? We read what Rome says:
“Now this is the Catholic faith: We worship one God in the Trinity and the Trinity in unity, without either confusing the persons or dividing the substance; for the person of Father is one, the Son’s is another, the Holy Spirit is another; but the Godhead of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit is one, their glory equal, their majesty coeternal” (Athanasian Creed: DS 75, ND 16, Traditional Catechism of the Catholic Church 2013, p 81).
But we already found in the Bible earlier that the Spirit is the Spirit of Christ Himself (2 Cor 3:17). It is not another. But Rome says they worship three in one and one in three, and the spirit is another. This is the same doctrine, image of jealousy, creating another god out of the Spirit of God, which our theologians, the ancient men, have brought in our church.
Remember we read earlier that some people prayed to God and Satan answered. What we read in Ezekiel is what Satan wants to do through that system of praying to this third individual. And that is what has been recommended to God’s people to do; to pray to the Holy Spirit as someone else. Therefore they are actually saying, if you want forgiveness you go and pray to Jesus; if you want the gifts of the spirit and power to overcome you go pray to the Holy Spirit; and if you want comfort they are saying, go and pray to the Father.
That is how it works if you believe in the trinity. These theologians and the church believe so because they are enslaved to this idea that they have accepted as truth, the idea that the god they worship is one-in-three and three-in-one. Sunday Law surely is coming soon, as prophecy says, but before Sunday Law comes, the sun god is already here, and we do not have to wait for Sunday Law in order for it to be an abomination, it is already here. This is why we are told the following in Review and Herald, March 18, 1884:
“The Lord has a controversy with his professed people in these last days. In this controversy men in responsible positions will take a course directly opposite to that pursued by Nehemiah. They will not only ignore and despise the Sabbath themselves, but they will try to keep it from others by burying beneath the rubbish of custom and tradition. In churches and in large gatherings in the open air, ministers will urge upon the people the necessity of keeping the first day of the week.” Apostate ministers will urge for Sunday worship! This is occurring now in many SDA Churches.
As they are already worshipping the sun god, it is only logical to worship on the sun day. If you are participating in open sun-day worship, then it's time to wake up, you will not be sealed, for only those who now sigh and cry for abominations in the church are sealed.
Let us consider the truth of the preceding paragraph as we conclude with this sobering statement from yet another Catholic sanctioned publication.
“Our opponents sometimes claim that no belief should be held dogmatically which is not explicitly stated in scripture ... But the Protestant Churches have themselves accepted such dogmas, AS THE TRINITY, for which there is NO SUCH PRECISE AUTHORITY IN THE GOSPELS,” — (Assumption of Mary, Life magazine, October 30, 1950, p. 51)