A CRITICAL EXAMINATION OF THE TRINITY
If we cannot find any evidence supporting the Trinity, is there any evidence in the Holy Bible supporting the contrary, which is Monotheism?
One who studies the Holy Bible will find that the Trinity is a strange concept, and that the Holy Bible is full of obvious facts declaring monotheism in Christianity. There are many passages in the Holy Bible, which clearly declare that Monotheism was the belief of Jesus (PBUH), his disciples, and all the prophets (PBUT) before him.
First: Monotheistic Passages in the Old Testament
Monotheism is obvious in the Old Testament. Prophets (PBUT) spoke of it and remind us many times about it, and the passages strongly reassure this belief. Some of these passages are the following:
•What we find in the Book of Deuteronomy about Moses’ (PBUH) commandments, which Allah (S.W) wrote on two stones and ordered the Children of Israel to keep, and Jesus (PBUH) after him confirmed them. "Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one.You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.”(Deut. 6:4-9)
•"I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. You shall have no other gods before me.”(Deut. 5:6-7)
•Allah’s (S.W) commandment to Moses (PBUH) and to the Children of Israel,"I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.You shall have no other gods before me.You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.”(Ex. 20:2-4)
•In the First Book of Kings “that all the peoples of the earth may know that the LORD is God; there is no other.”(Kings(1) 8:60)
•In Psalms “All the nations you have made shall come and worship before you, O Lord, and shall glorify your name For you are great and do wondrous things; you alone are God.”(Psalms 86:9-10). That means He is the One and Only God, and no one – including Jesus (PBUH) - shares that with Him.
•In the Book of Isaiah, we read, “Before me no god was formed, nor shall there be any after me. I, I am the LORD, and besides me there is no savior.I declared and saved.”(Isaiah 43:10 -12)
• “So now, O LORD our God, save us from his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that you alone are the LORD.”(Isaiah 37:20)
•"I am the LORD, who made all things, who alone stretched out the heavens, who spread out the earth by myself.”(Isaiah 44:24) this is totally contrary to the concept of the Trinity.
•“I am the LORD, and there is no other, besides me there is no God”(Isaiah 45:5)
•In Isaiah’s prophecy, we read,“Thus says the LORD, the King of Israel and his Redeemer, the LORD of hosts: "I am the first and I am the last; besides me there is no god. Who is like me? Let him proclaim it. Let him declare and set it before me…. Is there a God besides me? There is no Rock; I know not any.”(Isaiah 44:6 - 8)
•There are many other passages in the Old Testament. (Malachi 2:10, Kings 1 8:27, …)