When did the apostasy begin in early Christianity?

By apostasy, I primarily mean the father and the son, Jehovah and Jesus being one entity? What was the early foundations of the trinity? am currently reading through the supposed "Church fathers" to try to get an idea. I know some members here are very knowledgeable about early Christianity.
 
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The God Pill

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While I hold no firm opinions myself on the holy spirit presently I read twice in the past six months that 3 out of 5 evangelicals surveyed have the same impersonal force view as the watchtower society this would mean that in america over half the evangelical protestants you are likely to encountered in the field ministry are technically binitarians even though they think that they are trinitarians.
 

The God Pill

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I was looking a bit into the term godhead because the odd greek word Paul used that christendon often renders Godhead is better translated in the NWT as fullness of divine quality not terribly complicated to us the pressence of the holy spirit prophesied in Isaiah that came upon Jesus at his baptism in the complete sevenfold manner it describes. In any case how did this word theotetos morph into a Trinitarian or in Mormons case tritheistic "Godhead" simple Gnosticism.

Valentinus probably the most popular gnostic leader of the 2nd century is believed to have written a few of the texts at Nag Hammadi what is found interesting is that some of the ones attributed to valentinus/valentinians are the least naseauting in that at times if only as you catch small bits of temple tradition tangentially preserved sometimes rather besides the point anyway in his "gospel of truth" if I remember right it says the son and the spirit are the mouth and tongue of the father. Given the Gnostics were obsessed with wild interpretations of pleroma the Greek word immediately preceding theotetos in Paul's letter it's not the least implausible this was a valentinian interpretation of theotetos a Godhead as a metaphor for the manner/means of the father communicating with humanity and that the catholics appropriated this with some tweaking as part of their trinitarianism the same way they appropriated some of Paul and Tertullians writings while tweaking definitions and interpretations to suit there agenda.
 
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