Does 2 Timothy Support the Trinity?

Does 2 Timothy Support the Trinity?

In Paul’s final canonical letter, and now facing certain execution at the hands of the Romans, we would expect Paul to at least make some mention of the Trinity if it was true, since it is purportedly the primary doctrine of Christianity.
“Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, in keeping with the promises life that is in Christ Jesus” (2 Timothy 1:1 NIV). There is no mention of the Holy Spirit here, and God, not Jesus, obviously calls the shots since Paul is “an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God”. So much for any supposed equality.
“Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord” (2 Timothy 1:2 NIV). In this verse, we again do not find any reference to any Trinity, but we do have “God the Father and Christ Jesus” named as separate and distinct individuals. This idea itself contradicts the Trinity.
“Guard the good deposit that was entrusted to you—guard it with the help of the Holy Spirit who lives in us” (2 Timothy 1:14 NIV). “The Holy Spirit” is referenced by the definite article “the”, and no name is ever given to “the Holy Spirit”, both of which are evidences that the Holy Spirit is not a person.
“Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead” (2 Timothy 2:8 NIV). Since “God . . . will never die” (Habakkuk 1:12 NIV), but Jesus did, Jesus cannot be Almighty God. “God has resurrected this Jesus” (Acts 2:32 HCSB), which is strong evidence that God the Father is superior to Jesus.
“In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead” (2 Timothy 4:1 NIV). Here we again see a clear distinction between Almighty God and Jesus Christ. This verse also reminds us that “the Father judges no one, but has committed all judgment to the Son” (John 5:22 NIV), which is powerful evidence of the Father’s superiority over the Son. Also notable by absence is any reference to the Holy Spirit. So much for the Trinity, which is never mentioned, either in 2 Timothy, or anywhere else in the Bible.
The Letter of 2 Timothy gives us very good evidence that the Trinity doctrine is not only false, but is one of the “myths” that Christ were foretold to “turn aside to” (2 Timothy 4:4 NIV).

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