In April I started blogging Mike Reeves’ talks on the Trinity. I’ll continue this week by discussing the West’s greatest idol: one god, not Trinity. Why is this idol so tempting Westerners?
One god is clever
Westerners think belief in one god is more intelligent. Jews and Muslims are respected more than Pagans or Hindus.
Therefore, Christians are desperate to be seen as Monotheistic (one god) crowd, rather than define themselves as Trinitarian.
One god is simple
Because the Trinity is difficult many say it’s illogical. In fact it’s the opposite! If God did exist why do you think he would be simple to understand?
It’s easy to make up one god. He can be your highest ideal and he can be easy to get your head around. Trinity gods are too complex.
One god is easy to sell
Muslims and Jews understand us when we talk about one god. We’re desperate to gain some ground so we claim to be monotheist.
The fact is we’re as much polytheists (many gods) as we are monotheists, because we’re neither. The trinity is something completely different.
In coming posts I’m going to get on to a helpful and easy definition of the trinity. But in the next few days I’ll post how monotheism undermines the Bible and how even sound Reformed Christians fail on this topic.