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The procession of the evil trinity: the dark side of Catholic doctrine

The apostle James warned us in chapter one (verses 14 and 15) that we are tempted by our own desire and that 'desire having conceived, bears sin and sin having been completed, brings forth death.'

Obviously he was talking about the Fall of humankind. But with equal justice we can apply this text to the fall of Satan! He desired to rival God. He fell by being puffed up because of his own glory as being the highest sum of perfection in celestial creation. How the covering cherub disanointed himself by re-inventing himself as the liar and murderer from the beginning (John 8)!

God caused a fire to spring up from within himself (Ezech. 28.18) and that fire of sin, this fiendish fever of hell (created in the first place for the devil and his angels) will eventually reduce Lucifer to ashes.

Did the Creator make a mistake then? Did He leave a defect in this supreme being and in Adam? Why does the bible talk of elected angels? Obviously Satan and the third of the stars he tempted away, were not elected. Who are we to find fault with the Uppermost, in Whom there is no darkness? It was not a defect. The son of morning was the sum of perfection, the true top stone of God's pyramid. There was no inkling of bad design in him who became the prince of darkness, the god of this age, the dragon and old serpent. His spiritual instruments and jewels, that comprise him, were worthy of the Creator.

'Desire having conceived' bore the second impersonal force of the evil trinity: SIN. Sin having been completed, brought forth the third impersonal force of the evil trinity: DEATH. Now death is the last enemy that Christ will bring down and together with hades will be thrown into the lake of fire (see James 1.14,15).

This then is the true procession of evil, which has been babelized and applied to the Holy Trinity. But in the Godhead there are no such logical moments. God is truly ONE and not 'oneized'. When Christ said that the Father is greater than Me, He was talking as the Son of man. Christ is not one so-called 'logical moment' smaller than the Father, nor the Holy Spirit two logical moments away from the Father. There are no logical moments in the trinity at all, but like the spatial dimensions of length, height and breadth, they form an unbreakable unity. God is indeed one. The three Persons of the Trinity are completely above time and the idea of the procession of the Trinity actually implies that only God the Father existed in eternity and in that way God cannot be Love as love is between two or more persons.

The Holy Spirit according to some is just an impersonal force. This is but true of the evil trinity, of which 'thanatos' wreacks havoc. 'All who hate me, love death!' sayeth true Wisdom. The Holy Spirit can be 'grieved' (Ephesians 4.30); this is clearly spoken of acts against His Person.

"He that extolls himself will be abased and he that abases himself will be extolled." Satan extolled himself the most, therefore he will be abased the most.

It is apparent, though, from the bible that there is a ranking in the divine Personalities that together form the One Godhead. The Son at different occasions makes clear that He follows the Father and in fact can do nothing without first having seen the Father do it. However the Father fully honors the Son in making Him the focus point of our attention: 'This is my beloved Son, in Whom I have found my delight; hear Him'. Such even as the Son of man. And the Holy Spirit might indeed be ranked third as He always points the attention to both the Father and the Son. Through the Holy Spirit we cry out as adopted sons and daughters: 'Abba, Father (or 'Daddy' as this Aramaic word is to be interpreted [so not the pope is our papa, but the Father Himself wants to be our Holy Papa]). Therefore, also because it is nowhere encouraged in the bible, it is improper and even dangerous to address the Holy Spirit directly. He wants to direct us in adoration to the Father and the Son, not to Himself. Fallen angels stand ready here to spring into the gap. You be warned.

The early church was way too much influenced, as it grew lax, rich and popular, by pre-Christian philosophers; who argued about the One and the Good. From this the other divine Personalities, supposedly, came and so they forced ideas foreign to the bible onto the Godhead. Later they would take on the habit of Christianizing fully heathen ideas, such as Christmas [Christ was not at all born then] and the ancient mother goddess, queen of heaven, which they forced upon Mary, blessed her name otherwise is in accordance with the bible. It should be clear that the idea of the procession of the Trinity is inconsistent with the clear enough coequality of the three divine Persons that the bible teaches. It would be just as non-sensical to argue that breadth comes out of length and height either out of breadth alone, or out of both! And so the heretical Latin West and the confused Greek East, have been fooled into hundreds of years of bickering about something that both were wrong on; each thinking that the other side was wrong and from the devil. Do you hear laughter? How many souls were lost through this division and how much spiritual energy was wasted! (By the way, the Greek East and the Latin West are the two iron legs of the Roman empire continuing in history not in a political but in a religious way. That religious entity still has to end to be revived later [more about that elsewhere]).

Catholic theologians argue that the Father begets the Son and that the Son begets the Holy Spirit. Others argue that the Father and the Son beget the Holy Spirit. Some try to explain the latter idea by saying that God is Love and that Love exists from all eternity between the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit is that Love. Now obviously it takes at least two persons for Love to exist. So far so good. But the Bible states that God is Love and therefore the Holy Spirit cannot be (exactly) that Love. For then you would have to conclude that God is Love is the Holy Spirit. But the three Persons in the godhead are distinct. Perhaps we should conclude that all three Persons in the godhead are divine Love and that both individually and collectively. That seems to be the safest position to take.

Personally I wonder in how far philosophers as Plato and Aristotle were influenced by the widely spread piety of Jews at the time. At any rate Socrates, their supposed teacher, steered them into a direction of fruitless intellectual exercise. So-called scholars, with their overrated love of reason, want to distinguish and nuanciate between morality and reason. But reason not elevated by true morality is not rationalism but rationalisticism. Intelligence without wisdom is a shrewd whore.



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