Jehovah`s Witness/Hello Eddie and greetings!
I see that the Non-Witnesses are in a tizzie. Isn't this a JW Forum?? Why are the people making waves. He must be insecure about his own beliefs trying to push his doctrine onto some unsuspecting soul. Have you ever heard the Paul Harvey speech about, "If I were the devil"?
It makes me think about how useless Religion is!! I wanted to make a donation but there is no donate banner by your name.
Yes indeed, you noticed it too. Critics of Jehovah's Witnesses here are in a real tizzie. You know why? Because they being exposed as to what they are - OPPOSERS against Jehovah and his Organization. True to the words of God himself, he said in Genesis:
"...And I will put enmity between you and the woman and between your offspring and her offspring. He will crush your head, and you will strike him in the heel.""
As for Paul Harvey,yes, I've heard of that speech a while back. It's amazing indeed the accuracy of that speech especially when he said: "in His own churches I would substitute psychology for religion".
But I would also add to it: '"in His own churches I would substitute" philosophy for Bible truth'.
Why? Because it's well documented for example that the trinity doctrine is not scriptural since it's based on human philosophy.
Noticed what these secular publications have said about the development of this doctrine:
The Encyclopedia Americana notes:
"The full development of Trinitarianism took place in the West, in the Scholasticism of the Middle Ages, when an explanation was undertaken in terms of philosophy and psychology."
The French Nouveau Dictionnaire Universel (New Universal Dictionary) says of Plato's influence:
"The Platonic trinity, itself merely a rearrangement of older trinities dating back to earlier peoples, appears to be the rational philosophic trinity of attributes that gave birth to the three hypostases or divine persons taught by the Christian churches. ... This Greek philosopher’s conception of the divine trinity ... can be found in all the ancient [pagan] religions."
The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge shows the influence of this Greek philosophy:
"The doctrines of the Logos and the Trinity received their shape from Greek Fathers, who ... were much influenced, directly or indirectly, by the Platonic philosophy ... That errors and corruptions crept into the Church from this source can not be denied."
The Church of the First Three Centuries says:
"The doctrine of the Trinity was of gradual and comparatively late formation; ... it had its origin in a source entirely foreign from that of the Jewish and Christian Scriptures; ... it grew up, and was ingrafted on Christianity, through the hands of the Platonizing Fathers."
By the end of the third century C.E., "Christianity" and the new Platonic philosophies became inseparably united. As Adolf Harnack states in Outlines of the History of Dogma, church doctrine became "firmly rooted in the soil of Hellenism [pagan Greek thought]. Thereby it became a mystery to the great majority of Christians."
The church claimed that its new doctrines were based on the Bible. But Harnack says:
"In reality it legitimized in its midst the Hellenic speculation, the superstitious views and customs of pagan mystery-worship."
In the book A Statement of Reasons, Andrews Norton says of the Trinity:
"We can trace the history of this doctrine, and discover its source, not in the Christian revelation, but in the Platonic philosophy ... The Trinity is not a doctrine of Christ and his Apostles, but a fiction of the school of the later Platonists."
So after reading these facts, how do you think Satan and his agents that here will react?
Smokes coming out from their ears, ready to attack like a bull looking at a red cape!
Watch how predictable they are.