Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered outside the gate. Therefore, let us go forth to him outside the camp, bearing his reproach. For we have no continuing city here, but we seek one to come.
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From a letter to Jill, a sister who had fallen away from the faith and become a Baptist.
II. "Of the True God . . . We believe that there is one, and only one, living and true God . . . that in the unity of the Godhead there are three persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost. . . ."
Comment: This is a Gentile, philosophical notion (a divine being divided into three persons) that is foreign to both the Bible and simple reason. It is an idea that was even resisted by a huge number of Christian bishops until the Emperor Constantine sided with trinitarian bishops and, in effect, outlawed the truth at the council of Nicea. Not even the earliest "Fathers of the Christian Church" knew of such a doctrine as the Trinity. Their writings are contained in Volume One of The Ante-Nicene Fathers. Anyone can read what those men wrote and see for himself. They referred to Jesus many times as the servant and Son of God, which Jesus himself said he was. (Of course, those "Christian fathers" knew nothing of "getting saved" or of "salvation by faith alone", either. By modern standards, Jill, the "fathers" of the Christian faith would not be considered to be good Christians.)
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