So (as I had thought) the trinity is a christian invention/borrowed from pagans?
though, could not this three-fold aspect in these pagan religions have originated from judaism? did you know a lot of pagan religions have much of it based on truth? i mean, think of how the Nephilim portrayed themselves as divine. And, as many of the mythologies mention, some of their deities were half-god,half-man. i don't think many of these things are coincidence. it has to be based on some level of truth, and it seems pretty clearly that it is. now, with the three-fold aspect, i would not be quick to say it originated entirely for the pagans. in fact, the early nazarenes had an understanding of the three fold aspect. as indicated in the gospel of the hebrews, they called the ruach hakodesh, Elohim the Mother. We always knew there was the Father. And they believed in the deity of the Son as well. And i would be very hesitant to say the early nazarenes accepted pagan doctrines and teachings as an influence. they were pretty rigid in their protection from false teaching and outside influences.
great posts! i pretty much agree, though, just one thing: do you believe Melchizedek was Yahushua when Melchizedek was talking to Avraham?