the trinity teaching is a great confusion, and is not a bible teaching .As to being confusing,
I dont believe that verse read And without controversy GREAT IS THE CONFUSION of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.
I see no confusion in that.
WHAT is one of the major stumbling blocks that separates Muslims and Jews from the religions of Christendom? It is the teaching of the "Most Holy Trinity." What does this dogma state? The Trinity was defined in the Athanasian Creed as the worship of "one God in Trinity . . . The Father is God, the Son is God, and the Holy Ghost is God; and yet they are not three gods, but one God." Each is said to be eternal, to be almighty, with none greater or lesser than another; each said to be God, and yet together being but one God. Theologians describe it as a mystery. but God is not a God of confusion.Jesus is Gods son just as the bible teaches. we dont need to add the trinity mystery to the bible.