Thursday, April 19, 2012

FEAR & THE TRI{3}NITY


JAMES R. WHITE: “...[The Trinity] is the topic we don't want to talk about: no one dares question the Trinity for fear of being branded a “heretic,” yet we have all sorts of questions about it, and we aren't sure who we can ask...” - (Page 14, The Forgotten Trinity.)

Could this historical fact be part of the reason for such “...FEAR...”

LATIN TEXT: “...IN NOMINE DOMINI NOSTRI IHESU CHRISTI,( CODICIS ) DOMINI NOSTRI ( IUSTINIANI ) SACRATISSIMI PRINCIPIS REPETITAE PRAELECTIONIS – LIBER PRIMUS. Ii. DE SUMMA TRINITATE ET DE FIDE CATHOLICA ET UT NEMO DE EA PUBLICE CONTENDERE AUDEAT...” - (Page 5, 1.1.1, CORPUS IURIS CIVILIS – Editio Stereotypa Quinta, Volumen Secundum, CODEX IUSTINIANUS Recognovitt Paulus Krueger 1892.)  

THEODOSIUS II (circa. 345-399 C.E.): “...In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Book I of the revised edition of the Code of our Lord and sacred Emperor Justinian. CONCERNING THE HIGH TRINITY OF THE CATHOLIC FAITH, AND THAT NO ONE --- ( SHALL DARE TO ) --- DESPUTE --- ABOUT IT PUBLICLY...” - (Annotated Justinian Code by Fred H. Blume edited by Timothy Kearly, Second Edition, 2010.)


Note the phrase: 

“...THAT NO ONE --- ( SHALL DARE TO ) --- DESPUTE ABOUT IT PUBLICLY...”

Compare it with James White: 

“...NO ONE - ( DARES ) - QUESTION THE TRINITY FOR FEAR...”

LATIN TEXT: “...Impp. Theodosius et Valentinianus AA. Hormisdae pp. Sancimus ut quaecumque Porphyrius insainia sua compulsus sive alius quilibet contra religiosum Christianorum cultum conscripserit, apud quemcumque inventa fuerint, igni tradantur. Omnia enim scripta, quae deum as iracundian provocunt animasque offendunt, ne ad auditium quidem hominum venire volumus. Praeterea sancimus, ut qui impiam Nestori fidem adfecant vel nefariam eius doctrinam sequuntur, si episcopi vel clerici sint, sanctis ecclesiis eiciantur, sin laici, anathematizentur : data licentia orthodoxis, qui volunt et piam legislationem nostram sequuntur, absque metu et damo eos denuntiandi et accusandi. Cum autem ad pias aures nostras pervenerit a quibusdam conscriptas et editas esse doctrinas ambiguas neque accurate congruentes cum orthodoxa fide proposita a sancto concilio patrum sanctorum, qui Nicaeae et Ephesi convenerunt, et a Cyrillo piae memoriae, Alexandrinae magnae civitatis quondam episcopo, iubemus tales libros sive antea sive hoc tempore scriptos, imprimis Nestori, comburi et perfecto exitio tradi, ut ne in cognitionem quidem cuiusquam veniant : his, qui tales scripturas aut libros habere et legere continuaverint, ultimum supplicium subituris. Ceterum nulli licere praeter fidem, ut diximus, Nicaeae atque Ephesi expositam profiteri quicquam vel docere...” - (Page 5-6, CORPUS IURIS CIVILIS – Editio Stereotypa Quinta, Volumen Secundum, CODEX IUSTINIANUS Recognovitt Paulus Krueger 1892.)

THEODOSIUS II (circa. 345-399 C.E.): “...Emperors [1.1.1.] Theodosius and Valentinian to Horisda, Praetorian Prefect.[1.] We decree that […] [1.1.3.] Since it has, moreover, come to our pious ears, that ( some persons ) have written and pulbished - ( ambiguous doctrines ), - which are – ( not ) – in absolute agreement with the orthodox faith laid down by the holy council of the holy fathers who assembled at Nicea and Ephesus, […] - ( PERSONS ) - WHO CONTINUE TO -- ( HAVE AND READ ) -- SUCH – ( WRITINGS OR BOOKS ) -- SHALL BE – ( PUNISHED BY DEATH ). Besides, no one shall be permitted as we have said, to acknowledge or teach any creed, except the one laid down at Nicea and Ephesus. Given at Constatinople February 16 (448)...” - (Codex Justinianus 1.1.1-3; Annotated Justinian Code by Fred H. Blume edited by Timothy Kearly, Second Edition, 2010.)

Yes because it was punishable “...BY DEATH...”

It was this, along with the Satan inspired Inquisitions, that installed this “...FEAR...” so much so, that it still affects the thinking of Tri{3}nitarians to this very day.