Click to View

Click to View

Deceptive Quote: Bible Trasher!

 Payne rejects the Bible as God's word!

Paine, L. L., A Critical History Of The Evolution Of Trinitarianism

Click to View

THE Bible teaching that God is one is called monotheism. And L. L. Paine, professor of ecclesiastical history, indicates that monotheism in its purest form does not allow for a Trinity: "The Old Testament is strictly monotheistic. God is a single personal being. The idea that a trinity is to be found there . . . is utterly without foundation." Was there any change from monotheism after Jesus came to the earth? Paine answers: "On this point there is no break between the Old Testament and the New. The monotheistic tradition is continued. Jesus was a Jew, trained by Jewish parents in the Old Testament scriptures. His teaching was Jewish to the core; a new gospel indeed, but not a new theology. . . . And he accepted as his own belief the great text of Jewish monotheism: 'Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is one God.'" (L. L. Paine, A Critical History Of The Evolution Of Trinitarianism, p 4, as quoted in, Should you believe the Trinity?, Watchtower publication)

Our comment:

Although Paine is a Bible trasher, much of what he says in irrelevant to the discussion, as Trinitarians agree that there was a progression of doctrine from the Old to the New Testaments. In the same way that final resurrection and judgement were not present in the Old Testament but expanded in the New, so too with the doctrine of God. After all Gen 1 says, "Let us make man in Our image". So the seeds of trinity are clearly present!


Paine was a Bible trasher, who rejected inspiration of God's Word!

[The Bible's] "presuppositions of a divine miraculous origin and character, differentiating the Bible from all other religious literature, can no longer be admitted. Historically considered, the Bible is simply a literary product of the Hebrew and Jewish nation." (A Critical History Of The Evolution Of Trinitarianism, 1900, p269)

Go To Alphabetical Index Of Deceptive Quotes

Written By Steve Rudd, Used by permission at:

Click to View