This is clearly described in scripture.Jesus Christ(the Word) was actually the Person of the Godhead(which currently consists of 2 Beings)that was the God that interfaced with Israel in the Old Testament.It was His voice(hence He is called the Word)that gave the 10 commandments at Sinai and spoke to Moses. Why The Trinity Matters (Practically Speaking) 5 min read Reading Time: 4 minutes A.W. According to the Word of God, the plurality of "persons" is not use as the sense describing the Godhead (the Father, the Son, the Holy Ghost). The belief is because of the sacred Scriptures God has given to us, beginning in 1400 B.C. The word trinity is not even in the Bible so it's not important to true Christians. 1:45 AM, 3/16/2018, Application. 12:54 PM, Very good and true observation on the Trinity. I believe the father, Son, and Holy Spirit are 3 seperate beings, but there is only one God, the Father and Jesus and the Holy Spirit serve under Him. (Pgs 47-48) Trinity and Creation: The “Relevance” of the Doctrine (Thomas McCall) Before trying to understand the doctrine of the Trinity, it's vital to realise why it's important. Orthodox Trinitarianism rejects Arianism which denies the full deity of Christ. author: Ben Giselbach. This is a term that is used to attempt to describe the triune God—three coexistent, co-eternal Persons who are God. The ONLY verse where this greek text is used in Hebrews 1:3 where it states that Jesus is the expressed image of His "person" meaning "a setting or placing under, substructure, foundation". it's easier if we all say inches or we all say meters,hence the need/call for the council of nicea. "The Trinity is important, but the question of 'threeness-in-oneness' isn't, necessarily...The current best way to explain the Trinity is to reach for the gospel narrative. (6) The Son is the not the Holy Spirit. 9/12/2012, 8:53 AM. in Matthews, North Carolina, board chairman of The Gospel Coalition, and assistant professor of systematic theology at, (Charlotte). www.christianmonotheism.comthe challenge-----Will you ask these five questions of your pastor or trusted Christian expert? The doctrine of the Trinity, as summarized in the seven statements earlier, is not a philosophical concoction by some over-zealous and over-intelligent early theologians, but one of the central planks of orthodoxy which can shown, explicitly or implicitly, from a multitude of biblical texts. This "doctrine" is TOTAL confusion! Ever heard of Oneness? It sounds like a really hard math problem. 8/17/2010, Remember God is a Spirit, not a person, we cannot see Him, he does not have any shape or form, except through Jesus. It’s important to note what a verse says, and in this case more important to note what the verse does not say; for example. That is, the Trinity of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit simply does not exist. Then we have similar texts which assume the deity of the Holy Spirit, calling Him an “eternal Spirit” (Heb. These are all conventional notions of man, and the fallacious beliefs of man. If God exists in three distinct Persons who all share the same essence, then it is possible to hope that God’s creation may exhibit stunning variety and individuality while still holding together in a genuine oneness. There are lots of reasons, but borrowing from Robert Letham’s work, and in Trinitarian fashion, let me mention just three. The Trinity Accounts for the Derivation of Love God is love (I John 4:8) and He has been love from all eternity. Tozer said, “What you think of God is the most important thing about you.” The Trinity is not simple. What to pray: ask God to help you rely on His wisdom rather than your own as you study His Word. He both prayed to God several times and heard the voice of God acknowledging Him at His baptism. This office of Jesus Christ must reign until the enemy is defeated, while the devil is already a defeated foe, but until everything has been made under subjection, Jesus Christ (his authority) must reign. 10:33 PM. It doesn’t tell us they are three entities, or persons. He tried to glorify the whole Constantine thing and said the "Church" lost its way but the reformation fixed it. The trinity is not Bible. 4:6; 1 Cor.12:4-6; 1 Peter 1:1-2; 2 Cor. There are only 3 recorded times in the entire bible where the Father spoke,and they occurred in the New Testament while Jesus Christ was here on Earth. He also said if you seen Him, you have seen the Father. Describing the God we worship as best we can is important to any religion. Thank you for expounding on the trinity doctrine. Got it.” The Trinity becomes a dusty Sunday school fact, not a fresh-every-day source of wonder. Throughout many centuries, man has believed in this Trinity, conjured up by notions in the mind … Jesus is the Son of God because he is the seed of David according to flesh (Romans 1:3), and the root and offspring of David (Rev 22:16). now before the 2nd ecumenical council at nicea, trinitarianism was already accepted by the majority(bishops,church fathers and laity) though even before the rise of arianism and the controversy it presented. In fact no one has seen God at any time according to Jhn 1:18. GREAT book!!! The trinity stems from paganism. Ministry Matters™ is a community of resources for church leaders. 2:21-22; 13:14; Eph. This is a fair question, especially since the Trinity isn’t easy to understand. The Bible does not contain the word Trinity. Even though the word “Trinity” is not found in Scripture, the doctrine is clearly presented. The revelation of Jesus is a very life changing experience. When Jesus returns for His people we will all see for ourselves whether there is 3 or 1. So in a few hundred words let me try to explain what the doctrine of the Trinity means, where it is found in the Bible, and why it matters. If anything could underline the necessity of Trinitarianism for practical Christianity, that must surely be it!”. 5:11 PM. The Lord God had to set abode upon a bodily form (to be revealed or manifest), to save his people from their sins Jhn 1:1, Mt 1:21. 8:50 AM, 9/12/2012, The Lord must take office of the name of Jesus (the Son) until all things are in subjection under his feet (Hebrews 1:8) meaning when prophecy comes to past in the book of Revelation regarding the enemy being defeated forever. Water, snow, ice. The bible says Jesus is God, and that the "Lord is one." 3:58 PM, 6/30/2014, Far and away the hardest doctrine to understand, the trinity is one of the keystone beliefs of the Christian faith. 6/16/2010, The essence of that self-giving interrelationship is love. Theology professors Roger Olson and Christopher Hall explain part of the puzzle in their book The Trinity: "It is understandable that the importance placed on this doctrine is perplexing to many lay Christians and students. I recently got into a debate over this very subject on line a couple of days ago. 9:55 AM, 10/11/2017, Likewise, it is only with a Trinitarian God that love can be an eternal attribute of God. your wrong its very important. Instead, the Word and the Spirit were like his own two hands (to use Irenaeus’ famous phrase) in fashioning the cosmos. since god will tolerate no other gods,the son and holy spirit must be consubstantially existent with him. Judging by the church’s historic creeds, Christians used to think the Trinity is really important. This law states that A cannot be both A (what it is) and non-A (what it ... make it clear why it is so important to understand that From apostolic times to the present, they have struggled with themselves and in their misguided effort to "explain" the mystery have only rationalized their own ideas of what the mystery should be. One, the Trinity matters for creation. Ah, of course: three-in-one. One of the best books I have ever read on this subject is "The Doctrine of the Trinity, Christianity's Self-inflicted Wound" by Anthony F. Buzzard. 1:3 (“The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact imprint of his being”), Tit. The Trinity is first of all important because God is important. First, what does the doctrine mean? 2:13 (“our great God and Savior Jesus Christ”)-not to mention the explicit worship Christ willingly received from his disciples (Luke 24:52; John 20:28) and the charges of blasphemy leveled against him for making himself equal with God (Mark 2:7). He has authored numerous books, including, “Live Not By Lies” – Whether Right or Left, American Christians and Islam: From the Colonial Era to the Post-9/11 World, The English Quaker Who Subverted the Bible’s Authority. The doctrine of the Trinity is important first and foremost because God has chosen to reveal the doctrine to us through his Word, thereby making it a biblical doctrine. Especially man made doctrine. God is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, but there are not three gods. So again, Jesus is not the second person of a trinity, but according to flesh he is the Son of man, the Son of God, the high priest, chief cornerstone, the last Adam made a quickening spirit. The answer of course is yes. Let me draw one important inference. Thankfully, that is not the case. 11/14/2011, 10:30 AM, 4/15/2019, 5:14 PM. 10:31 PM. This is because this great Trinity man holds in the heart simply does not exist. The Trinity is one God existing in three Persons. If one believes in the reality of the resurrection then the trinity by definition is false. www.christianmonotheism.comthe challenge-----Will you ask these five questions of your pastor or trusted Christian expert? But, if you think about it, most of reality isn’t simple. The Trinity isn’t for anything beyond itself, because the Trinity is God. Yet, when it comes to the doctrine of the Trinity, most Christians are poor in their understanding, poorer in their articulation, and poorest of all in seeing any way in which the doctrine matters in real life. When you read “persons”, think “a particular individual distinct from the others.” Theologians use these terms because they are trying to find a way to express the relationship of three beings that are equally and uniquely God, but not three Gods. I recently saw a special on Sir Isaac Newton, that he believed the same thing from his own study of the Bible. He was a preacher who preached against the trinity and bought out some good points as well. This formulation can show us why there are not three Gods, and why the Trinity is not a contradiction. 1:32 PM. I am told that one can not be saved without accepting the doctrine of the Trinity, yet even the most capable theological minds on the planet debate over it -- not only as regards the understanding of it, but also as to whether or not it can even be derived from Scripture! In fact no one has seen God at any time according to Jhn 1:18. Worshipping more than one God is idolatry and that is the worst sin in His Eyes - worshipping other Gods. 3 Common Sense Reasons Why the Trinity is a False Doctrine. If Jesus was God he would have told us so. Yeah, I get why the Trinity is an important doctrine, and the "correct idea of his character" bit was actually something I thought of also! Jesus said he was correct. “I believe in an Almighty God,” said President Bush in an interview with Al Arabiya, “and I believe that all the world, whether they be Muslim, Christian, or any other religion, prays to the same God. 8:18 AM, 3/14/2018, In a historical book called “The Doctrine of the trinity” by a Mr. P.E.White (who is a Catholic) we read this: Christianity, with its understanding of God as three in one, allows for diversity and unity. First, God is a God of revelation, one who reveals God’s self in our lives. I don’t quite understand the second bit of your question (-If GOD … Holy Spirit? 1:58 PM. I would love to discuss this principle further with anyone who would like to at james.jensen.light@gmail.com, 7/24/2011, Orthodox Trinitarianism rejects modalism which believes that Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are different names for the same God acting in different roles or manifestations (like the well-intentioned but misguided “water, vapor, ice” analogy). Here is a short, straightforward argument that exposes the doctrine of the Trinity as a man-made apostasy. I 100% agree with the above statement. Second, where is the doctrine of the Trinity found in the Bible? This is complex. Why does the Trinity matter? Kevin DeYoung (PhD, University of Leicester) is senior pastor of Christ Covenant Church in Matthews, North Carolina, board chairman of The Gospel Coalition, and assistant professor of systematic theology at Reformed Theological Seminary (Charlotte). Notice it is used in singular form, not plural. 3:09 PM, 11/19/2014, For this reason, the Trinity is not a creative whim, it is an effective solution. a creed is the measuring rod of a religion and is indeed manmade;however,confirmation by the paraklete or holy spirit that the nicene creed(in it's variant versions) is in accordance with scripture has been happening since jesus rose from the dead. Keep in mind when studying this subject that the word “Trinity” is not found in Scripture. Let me give you some examples. This mystery of the faith cannot be fully understood by the human mind but is a key doctrine of Christianity.While the word Trinity does not appear in the Bible, several episodes include the simultaneous appearance of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, such as the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist. Tozer said, “What you think of God is the most important thing about you. Speaking to the scripture where Jesus Christ said that He and the Father were one, Jesus was stating that He and the Father were of one accord,one mind in purpose,and in agreement. To understand more fully what God is like is a way of honoring God. We covered some effective techniques such as the Witnesses’ record of false prophecy, the name “Jehovah”, the bodily resurrection of Christ, and the personality of the Holy Spirit. It is perhaps the most important doctrine in all of Christianity. violate the law of noncontradiction. It was such a memorable moment. It doesn’t tell … I address all major trinitarian arguments here, please read before commenting. Even this short article presents ample evidence to answer, Because the Bible teaches that God is a Trinity of three Persons—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and these three are one God, the same in substance, equal in power and glory. Further, we should allow the fact that God is triune to deepen our worship. If any doctrine makes Christianity Christian, then surely it is the doctrine of the Trinity. 7:19 AM. if i use meters and you use inches,we can measure the same thing,but the hermeneutic/language/vernacular may cause confusion(think tower of babel). A.W. (2) The Father is God. 6:18 PM, Trinity is a false doctrine. 5/3/2014, At the end of the day, doxology is the only appropriate response to the reality of God. Describing the God we worship as best we can is important to any religion. not God. before getting into anything historical,your definition of god should be clarified. I am a terrible proof reader even after checking more than 10 times! Understanding God as triune is a theology-driving, awe-inspiring, life-giving truth. Even the proteins in your cells are complex. Holy Ghost is not. Best regards. 1. I understand why people see trinity, but it's against the basic law of Judaism. Sometimes it’s easier to understand what we believe by stating what we don’t believe. Affiliate disclosure: As an Amazon Associate, we may earn commissions from qualifying purchases on Amazon.com. Why Is The Trinity So Important to Christians? I pray you all get the chance to experience it. 5:07 AM. The Bible forces us into the doctrine of the Trinity because the text speaks clearly on the concepts and understandings of God’s triune nature as preserved by scholars within Christendom for thousands of years. It's available at Amazon. Many take the bible so literally that one begins to think that Jesus is distinct from the Father. Although the term "Trinity" is not found in the Bible, most Bible scholars agree that its meaning is clearly expressed. The one God exists in a social Trinity. To say that there are 3 persons next to Him would make Him jealous, would it not? Son is not a name, but a title. Since the Trinity is not found in the Bible, as so many scholars and theologians admit, how did it come to be viewed as such an important teaching? This is complex. The Oneness, however, is evident throughout the Bible. Truly this does NOT make any sense. Christians believe there is one God who exists in three Persons. The Trinity is a key idea in Christianity but many Christians find it hard to understand – how can God be both three and one? 3. One, the Trinity matters for creation. The reason why I ask this is because the bible says that all things wee created by Him (Jesus.) Mary is not part of the trinity because she is not GOD. 6:19; Acts 5:3-4) without a second thought. Secondly, who impreginated Mary? Which means its not of God, but from the lord of lies and deceit, Satan. otherwise they would be lacking the 7 earmarks of the body of christ. Best answer ten points and rate! 5/3/2014, C: If Allah asks somebody for help, surely he can’t be God. Jehovah is God Almighty and Jesus is God's Son. The Holy Trinity.The orthodox paradox of this Christian confession confounds many, due to its apparent contradictions, abstractions, and absence from Scripture. Simply put, the Trinity is God in three persons and one essence. It is pagan in origin. Instead, it is, simply and bluntly, what we were made for. None is more essentially divine than the rest. Furthermore, I just want to say that the more I study this topic, the more I see that is a VERY BIG DEAL in Christianity, not just a minor difference in semantics or theology that can be easily overlooked. so, ... 11/22/2014, For us, the Trinity is sometimes assumed, overlooked. The Trinity. I'm not that interested why it is important, but put that too if you want. Most people's problem, he says, centres ultimately on the three-in-one issue, "but that's not the big question about God". This is why Jesus told Philip, he who seen me has seen the Father Jhn 14:9. Not separate "persons" or beings. The right hand means "a place of honour and authority". if you agree that god is omnipotent amongst other things,then god is capable of existing in three persons/aspects yet be one triune being. Life and Books and Everything: John Piper Talks Books, We Must Find a Better Way to Talk About Race. The Gospel Coalition supports the church by providing resources that are trusted and timely, winsome and wise, and centered on the gospel of Jesus Christ. I would like to challenge everyone to google a man named William Branham. Why The Trinity Matters (Practically Speaking) 5 min read. He is not merely the Son of God but also God the Son. In another essay (Jehovah’s Witnesses: Witnessing to the Witnesses) I discussed effective evangelistic strategies when sharing the faith with Jehovah’s Witnesses. God is one in essence, three in Person. Trinity is not important because it is nothing. Hi, it's Heffalump again, I just want to mention some typing errors that I found after submitting the above contribution. Not an "influence" or some vague power, but the Third Person of the Trinity. Because they 1) Limit what God can do and 2) deny the Bible. The Trinity is not a contradiction because God is not three in the same way that He is one. 8:44 AM. When you read “essence”, think “Godness.” All three Persons of the Trinity share the same “Godness.” One is not more God than another. This is a fair question, especially since the Trinity isn’t easy to understand. Why do Christians believe in the Trinity? God, unlike the gods in other ancient creation stories, did not need to … 12:02 AM, 11/12/2009, (5) The Father is not the Son. Why is it so important for us to bind ourselves to the Trinity? Three persons. In order for something to be contradictory, it must . God is not 3 separate "persons." The bible says in Matthew 28:19 to be baptized in the NAME of the Father, Son, Holy Ghost......NAME.....Father is not a name, but a title. The same thing may be said about the Holy Spirit. All through the Bible, God is presented as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. He had to keep it quiet for obvious reasons. There is no clear evidence that the Trinity is true, so I choose not to believe it. Simply put, the Trinity is God in three persons and one essence. God is one in essence, three in Person. Next, we have the scores of texts which prove the deity of Jesus Christ, the Son—passages like John 1 (“the word was God”), John 8:58 (“before Abraham was born, I am”), Col. 2:9 (“in Christ all the fullness of Deity lives in bodily form”), Heb. The Biblical evidence requires us to seek a solution that acknowledges the singularity of God while respecting the Deity of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The two key words here are essence and persons. A group of 12 of us were seated around a large table in a conference room where we were spending the week in an intensive class on “Systematic Theology.” I was the only woman in our little group. This scripture does not mean that Jesus is saying HE and the Father are the same Being.That is obviously what confused Trinitarians say it means but there are Dozens of scriptures that prove otherwise.Start reading your bible from this perspective and God the Father thru his holy spirit(not capitalized because the holy spirit IS NOT a he)will clear the confusion in your mind caused by hearing years of trinity false teaching. 6:4; Isa. This is why Jesus told Philip, he who seen me has seen the Father Jhn 14:9. Why The Trinity Matters (Practically Speaking) 5 min read January 24, 2017 4 min read. It doesn’t say anything about their nature. The Bible does not contain the word Trinity. Name, but a title. 7/24/2013, My faith incidently is over 13 million strong and growing by and average of 250,000 people a year. Family relationships are complicated. Whether your church has ten pews or a thousand seats, a praise band or a pipe organ, one-room-Sunday school or a network of small groups, a huge staff or just you. 9/12/2012, If Jesus were just a good man or a great teacher, He would not be able to die on the cross and save us. First, the Trinity matters because Jesus had to be fully God to save us. The Trinity is indeed unusual and mysterious, but it is not inherently or analytically irrational. 2/20/2013, Scripture is the reason why Christians believe God is Triune. In fact no one has seen God at any time according to Jhn 1:18. Why is the Trinity so confusing? There are many churches out here that do not realize, or some may even do this intentionally where there Christian faith is derived from catholicism (which is mentioned in this article from the early Roman Catholic church from Constantine I, the Council of Nicaea). We worship a God who is in constant and eternal relationship with himself as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. I believe doctrine does divide.. The shape of Trinitarian orthodoxy is finally rounded off by texts that hint at the plurality of persons in the Godhead (Gen. 1:1-3, 26; Psalm 2:7; Dan. Without a plurality of persons in the Godhead, we would be forced to think that God created humans so that he might show love and know love, thereby making love a created thing (and God a needy deity). Having been around this list* for a few years now, it is always interesting to observe some of the discussions that go on. Creation, like regeneration, is a Trinitarian act, with God working by the agency of the Word spoken and the mysterious movement of the Holy Spirit. The Trinity is first of all important because God is important. The doctrine of the Trinity can be summarized in seven statements. The three great ecumenical creeds—the Apostles’ Creed, the Nicene Creed, and the Athanasian Creed—are all structured around our three in one God, underlying the essential importance of Trinitarian theology. And the Trinity is probably the most confusing doctrine as well. The doctrine of the Trinity is not mainly for apologetics or for opposing heretics (although that’s been an important element of the doctrine); it’s mainly for the purpose of teaching Christians what they believe about God on the basis of being saved by that God. There is an interrelationship that takes place within the one God. That’s why we get the tricky (but learnable) language of essence and persons. We are accustomed to thinking in terms of “One person equals one essence.” This equation may be a convenient one, but it’s not a rationally necessary one. This info should add some insight for future readers on this site. The Persons are not three gods; rather, they dwell in communion with each other as they subsist in the divine nature without being compounded or confused. I would like to expound more on my comment. 3:16 and 1 Cor. It is basically saying that there are three separate Gods because they are distinct one from another (derived from tritheism). Many believe that God is three distinct persons or individuals. It is perhaps the most important doctrine in all of Christianity. According to the book of Isaiah chp 44:6, 8 there is no one beside God. Would Jesus be the Father? Why the Trinity is important. This is why Jesus told Philip, he who seen me has seen the Father Jhn 14:9. So, the results these products don't offer a permanent cure for the women with low libido and their partner during the issue. Therefore, it is important to note that the doctrine of the Trinity is not polytheistic as some of its critics proclaim. Three, the Trinity matters for relationships. Christ was a resurrected being with the New Testament providing powerful evidence of this. We want to be true to the biblical witness that there is an indivisibility and unity of God, even though Father, Son, and Holy Spirit can all be rightly called God. not to mention the above verses I quoted about Jesus making the statements of if you seen Him, you have seen the Father and how and His Father are one. Although the word “Trinity” is famously absent from Scripture, the theology behind the word can be found in a surprising number of verses. The Trinity is not a contradiction because God is not three in the same way that he is one. If you thoughtfully read through the gospel of John, you can’t help but be impressed with the profound words of Jesus concerning His mysterious relationship with the Father and the Holy Spirit.. All users have acknowledged and agreed that the submission of their content is in compliance with our Terms of Use. 12:11 AM, 3/9/2010, All other times when you read of an audible voice from God, it is coming from the Word who became Jesus Christ in the flesh.Those that believe the trinity can never clearly understand what is stated above because they confuse God the Father with Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit etc etc. It is really hard to talk about it without unintentionally speaking heresy, so in this article we will present the basic doctrine and then explain why it make philosophical and logical sense to be that way. There are lots of reasons, but borrowing from Robert Letham’s work, and in Trinitarian fashion, let me mention just three. So, let me make the most important statement about the Trinity that I can make this morning, and that is — Our understanding of the Trinity is based on what we see God has done and is doing in the world. Please make sure all fields are filled out. So again, Jesus is not the second person of a trinity, but according to flesh he is the Son of man, the Son of God, the high priest, chief cornerstone, the last Adam made a quickening spirit. (obs) 1:37 PM, 6/27/2017, Have you every wondered why the unique God revealed in the Bible is the Trinity—the Father, Son and Holy Spirit? It was the Holy Spirit, which makes Him the father of Jesus. Who knows, this might grow into a series, but for the moment, you can read one good explanation as to why a Christian belief in the Trinity is important here. by Moses through David in 1000 B.C., Isaiah in 750 B.C., Zechariah in 520 B.C., Malachi in 430 B.C., and the teachings of Jesus in 30 A.D. and the writings of the apostles in 50-65 A.D., ending with John in 96 A.D. 3:53 PM. And finally, orthodox Trinitarianism rejects all forms of tri-theism, which teach that the three members of the Godhead are, to quote a leading Mormon apologist, “three distinct Beings, three separate Gods.”. Peter said you are the Son of God. The belief in the trinity is showed by nearly all history books to of been put in place after the early apostles and therefore is admitted to not of been what the early Christians believed. 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