The Trinity teaching violates God's perfect justice. And it does so violently.
Firstly, it is imperative that we understand the definition of the Holy Trinity - many do not. It is unacceptable that some Trinitarians hijack the term, redefine it, and then apply the new definition in defense of their concept...
Best answer: The Trinity teaching violates God's perfect justice. And it does so violently.
Firstly, it is imperative that we understand the definition of the Holy Trinity - many do not. It is unacceptable that some Trinitarians hijack the term, redefine it, and then apply the new definition in defense of their concept of God. It is Roman Catholicism which gives us the concept and the definition. The Trinity definition, below in part, is based on the Catholic Athanasian Creed.
"Whosoever will be saved, before all things it is necessary that he hold the Catholic Faith. Which Faith except everyone do keep whole and undefiled, without doubt he shall perish everlastingly. And the Catholic Faith is this, that we worship one God in Trinity and Trinity in Unity. Neither confounding the Persons, nor dividing the Substance. For there is one Person of the Father, another of the Son, and another of the Holy Ghost. But the Godhead of the Father, of the Son and of the Holy Ghost is all One, the Glory Equal, the Majesty Co-Eternal . . . The Father Incomprehensible, the Son Incomprehensible, and the Holy Ghost Incomprehensible . . . the Father is Almighty, the Son Almighty, and the Holy Ghost Almighty . . . and in this Trinity none is afore or after Other, None is greater or less than Another, but the whole Three Persons are Co-eternal together, and Co-equal. Furthermore, it is necessary to everlasting Salvation . . . that we believe and confess, that our Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is GOD AND MAN. This is the Catholic Faith, which except a man believe faithfully and firmly, he cannot be saved. " [emphasis supplied]
It is baffling that the doctrine of the Trinity can be taught and accepted as a scriptural doctrine when scripture plainly teaches that it is impossible for the Most High God to die. This fact is NEVER qualified in the Bible. And Jesus died, did he not? Some say his human nature died. Okay. I believe that because that is what scripture teaches - that Jesus of Nazareth died. Yet, the Trinity doctrine, above, teaches that Jesus has always been - and always will be - God Almighty. Moreover, the Trinity doctrine teaches that Jesus was FULLY GOD AND FULLY MAN when he was put to death. So then, Trinitarians teach that God was put to death. Yet scripture teaches that it is impossible for God to die. So no matter what explanation is given in support of the doctrine of the Trinity, when all the artful contrivances and quibbling are over, this bald fact remains: the Trinity doctrine teaches that the Most High God was put to death. And scripture teaches that this is an impossibility.
How does it violate justice? The punishment for sin is death - it always has been. To ransom us from death, God provided one who could balance the scales of justice. Jesus bought back what Adam lost (indeed, what he sold). What did Adam lose? The opportunity for a perfect human to live forever in perfection. Jesus is called the last Adam because he bought back what Adam lost. Was Adam a god? No. Was Adam God Almighty? I don't think so. What was he? A perfect human of flesh and blood. So what was Jesus? While on earth, a perfect human of flesh and blood. For God Almighty to die for imperfect humans would be like putting to death your son in order to ransom the family pet mouse. It is the height of arrogance to suggest that the Sovereign Lord God of the Heavens died for imperfect humans. That is not justice. That is ridiculous. And presumptuous.
Hannah J Paul