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This is double talk.
I’ve heard people argue on this site that the Trinity doctrine was developed by Roman Catholics over time. By the third century it was finalized. Yet it was always there, you just didn’t know it.
It was just their way of trying to explain it to you. But, in my opinion, Jesus explained it the best:
John 14:26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
Jesus Christ revealed everything, but not everything was completely understood when He revealed it. The Holy Spirit brings those things to remembrance and we call it the “development of Doctrine”.
Jesus quoted Moses who told us to build. Upon the mouth of two or three witnesses let every word be established. That is building. This is a checks and balance system designed by God to help weed out false doctrine.
You have to complete the picture. What else does Jesus say?
Matthew 18:16 But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.
17 And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican.
Now, think back to Church history. This is the methodology which has always been used by the Catholic Church. Here’s just one example. Have you heard of Arianism? It’s a heresy started by a Catholic Bishop (Bishop Arius). He was challenged by Bishop St. Athanasius. They argued about Fr. Arius’ interpretations of Scripture. They both brought their factions and finally had to bring it to the Church hierarchy to judge. Even though Fr. Arius had 90% of the people in the Church following him, the Church declared him a heretic and his teaching a heresy.
We don’t have the privilege of sitting down with the Apostles to ask questions. But by the power of the Spirit who preserved their writings, we can glean their thoughts and their perspective. After all, they were the eye-witnesses to the resurrection and the forming of the New Testament Church.
In so doing, you are disobeying Scripture. Scripture doesn’t say, “learn your faith by reading Scripture alone.” Nope. Scripture says:
Hebrews 13:7 Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation.
Romans 10:14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?
Ephesians 3:10 To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,
In essence, Scripture says we are to learn our faith, from the Church. Not by Scripture alone.
got to go for now. blessings to your home, De_Maria
God bless you and yours as well.