Since being in the JW org for close to 35 years (from infant) and recently leaving I have been studying topics like the Trinity because I was never allowed to before. I'm getting so many mixed reviews from the scriptures of whether the trinity is possible or impossible. There are scriptures that back it and then do not back it and I was wondering what some of your thoughts on this topic.
In support of Trinity:
- John 1:1 "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." together with John 1:14 "The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth." and John 1:18 "No one has ever seen God, but God the One and Only, who is at the Father's side, has made him known."
- John 8:23-24 : "You are from below; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world. I told you that you would die in your sins; if you do not believe that I am [the one I claim to be], you will indeed die in your sins."
- John 8:58 "'I tell you the truth', Jesus answered, 'before Abraham was born, I am!'"
- John 10:30 : "I and the Father are one."
- John 10:38 : "But if I do it, even though you do not believe me, believe the miracles, that you may know and understand that the Father is in me, and I in the Father."
- Colossians 2:9 : "For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form"
- Revelation 1:17-18 : "When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. Then he placed his right hand on me and said: "Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last. I am the Living One; I was dead, and behold I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades."
- John 12:41 : "Isaiah said this because he saw Jesus' glory and spoke about him." - As the context shows, this implied the Tetragrammaton in Isaiah 6:1 refers to Jesus.
In Non Support of Trinity:
John 14:28: Jesus said "the father is greater than I".
1 Corinth 11:3: tells us that "the head of Christ is God and Jesus is God's only begotten son.
These are only just a few....there are many more that contridict the trinity and that support the trinity. I look forward to each of your thoughts on this topic.