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Summary: Many today within the Christian circle do not accept the doctrine of the trinity, some for the simplest of reasons: “The bible doesn’t use the word trinity” and others reject because of its profound difficulty in understanding. Either way it’s still rejec

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The Doctrine of the

Trinity

1 John 5:7-8

Intro: Many today within the Christian circle do not accept the doctrine of the trinity, some for the simplest of reasons: “The bible doesn’t use the word trinity” and others reject because of its profound difficulty in understanding. Either way it’s still rejection and that of the worst kind, to reject the doctrine of the trinity is to reject the deity of Christ and the ability of salvation from the cross.

Quote:

A popular belief among Christians divides the work of God between the three Persons, giving a specific part to each: creation to the Father, redemption to the Son, and regeneration to the Holy Spirit. This is partly true but not wholly so, for God cannot so divide himself that one Person works while another is inactive. In the Scriptures the three Persons are shown to act in harmonious unity in all the mighty works that are wrought throughout the universe.

A. W. TOZER (1897–1963)

I. Defining the term

The tern “trinity” has its origin in the Latin and Greek language and comes in two parts:

1. Tri or three

2. Unity, so the best way to completely define the term is “Three in unity”

This term is compiled to describe the nature of the Godhead, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost.

Quote:

“If you try t understand the doctrine of the trinity, you may lose your mind, and if you deny it you will lose your soul.”

Dr. south

Answering the question

Does the bible use the word “Trinity”????

No, not expressed in the term by stating it, but it is expressed by analogy.

II. What does the Old Testament say about the “Trinity”???

Note: The triune Godhead is expressed from the opening of creation, and so states that God is triune in nature and substance

1.The Plurality of God elohiym {el-o-heem’} The name given unto God by the Hebrews “Elohim” is a plural noun and is best defined this way: Divine Ones

Genesis 1:26

26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

III. What does the New Testament say about the Trinity???

John 1:1-3

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

1. The plurality of God has eternally existed from before the creation of time

Theological explanation of the plurality of God:

“The members of the Trinity work together in complete unity, totally dependant and yet totally interdependence of each other. God the Father is the sovereign ruler of the entire universe, everything operates because of and to fulfill his eternal plan. God the Son takes this plan out of eternity and brings it into time, administering the various aspects of the plan. God the Holy Spirit makes this eternal plan, the will of God, real to men.

Dr. Ed DeVries

A. God the Father divine originator “of all”


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