@Vinakaya Notice you laughin' a lot these days, haha.
The Bahais believe in Bible exactly as is.
The Word Trinity is not found in Bible, and has a significance which comes from the interpretation of the Mainstream Christians.
But, if instead of asking, do you believe in Trinity, you ask, Do You believe in the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, the Bahai answer would be a big YES.
I hate to knit pick, but the "bible as is" is not seeing it as symbolism. Maybe you mean you see the Bible as correctly interpreted by Bahaullah (specifically referring to your own faith) and not the bible as it is originally made and books chosen by the Jewish OT and the Church a lot of the NT?
Trinity means: The creator, his son, and the holy spirit are one person in nature (they are all divine). It is in scripture. The word trinity does not need to be in the bible for it to be there literally and in meaning.
Mainstream christians (whose views are valid just the same as their
scripture) believe because all three are divine, they must be the same. Either view does not change the purpose of the trinity. I honestly don't know why Bahai, JW, and mainstream christians have a problem with it.
The interpretation of it varies, including Bahai though I don't view their interpretation valid if respectfully going by christianity and judaism teachings with which the bible is specifically for.
Bahai believe in the creator. They do not believe in the son because the son is an intermediary (and only
intermediary to the father) not Bahaullah, not Moses, not Krishna, only christ.
You do not believe in the holy spirit. The holy spirit is not a universal concept. It's specifically the spirit of christ with whom after his literal
resurrection all believers received so that they spread christ's words
about his father through Acts. There is no Bahaullah, Krishna, and so forth involved.
The holy spirit, which is kind of redundant to christ spirit, is specifically for those who identity as christians and are saved by the blood and body of christ. Bahallauh is not
included in this equation. Therefore, you are not following christian teachings but your own. (Same as Hindu and same as Buddhist).
Yes, you can believe
in the message of christ. Many non-christians do.
There is a difference in believing and literally being part of his body-life, death, and resurrection. I mean, I believe that god is life itself. I believe christ is the body of people. I believe the spirit is what animates life and brings the people together.
Yes, that is christ's teachings; and
it is not christianity.
We accept what we believe without needing other people's religions to justify our belief system. It's still unity, if you like. Just you got to respect other's boundaries.
Not about you.