Explaining the Trinity

Posted: April 27, 2016 in Theology, TLCC
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I mentioned “The Trinity” in one preaching and I couldn’t get over it. I mean, how many chances do we have on speaking about the topic?

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So we (in our Wednesday group) had the chance to talk about the Trinity and here’s the short description of what we learned.

#1 The Bible does not mention the word “Trinity” but teaches about it from Old Testament to the New Testament.

#2 There is one God, but three distinct personhood. The Father is not the Son and is not the Holy Spirit. The Son is not the Father and is not the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is not the Father and is not the Son.

#3 Each member of the Trinity is fully God. The Father is God. The Son is God. The Holy Spirit is God. They are one.

#4 There is one God and not three.

#5 All three members of the Trinity have different roles in creation as well as in our redemption.

#6 The Trinity teaches us about unity and diversity, in a sense that we see that in the church. The church should be united even if we have different giftings and functions, as well as we can be diverse in terms of members of every nation, tribes, languages, peoples.

It was a great time discussing and talking about the Trinity but indeed, we have to come to a point of knowing we can be UNITED even if we are DIVERSE.

For more information, go over THIS SITE or check out Wayne Grudem’s CHRISTIAN BELIEF.

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Comments
  1. Steven Hoyt says:

    these are of course ontological statements; god not jesus not holy spirit not god, all separate entities, but fully god. but it rationally is literally incoherent.

    A¬B¬C->∀A¬(B|C)&∀B¬(A|C)&∀C¬(A|B)

    therefore, it is incoherent to claim any ontological wholeness for anything which exists while also claiming separateness.

    it is invariably exactly this point when someone who has set off to “explain” the trinity encounters actual first order logic, and then immediately appeals to “it’s a mystery” in rebuff.

    in so doing, there is only the very admission in such an appeal, there’s nothing to explain or that can be explained at all.

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