I AM A TRINITY BELIEVER

Posted by Chris Cannon in Facebook's Pentecostal Theology Group View the Original Post

I AM A TRINITY BELIEVER AND ATTEND ASSEMBLY OF GOD BUT I PREACH IN ONENESS PENETECOSTAL CHURCHES FROM TIME TO TIME AND I MUST ADMIT THAT THE HOLY SPIRIT IS PRESENT AND ACTIVE IN THOSE SERVICES I ATTEND. HEALINGS OCCUR, DEMONS ARE CAST OUT, AND PEOPLE ARE BEING SET FREE.

John Kissinger [08/24/2015 11:55 AM]
Is the FATHER present as well (since He is omnipresent)?

Marc Alfano [08/24/2015 2:47 PM]
I’ve seen the same thing in Catholic Charismatic services, healings, etc.

Evangelist Winston Ramdath [08/24/2015 3:37 PM]
A good position to take, they are brethren too.

Francisco Arriola [08/24/2015 11:20 PM]
Just make sure you avoid preaching from the Bible where it is clear that the Father, Son and Holy Spirit are three different persons. Ask them to explain John 10:30 and other texts in John where it is obvious that one person is addressing the other.

Francisco Arriola [08/24/2015 11:25 PM]
Also as the SPS meeting at ORU in early 2000 I could not get the speaker, David Bernard to call me his brother if I still held to the doctrine of the trinity. In his presentation he basically stated that we are all believers still young in the faith, but when we are taught properly about God then those who still hold to a trinitarian faith are found to be in error. After his presentation with the group present I asked him am I your brother. He would not give me a straight answer.

Francisco Arriola [08/24/2015 11:28 PM]
Even the trinity should an emphasis in the church, because after all God revealed himself as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, the reality is that most members of trinitarian churches don’t know a trinity from an Infinity. Lay people are for the most part ignorant of the riches of understanding the trinitarian faith.

Ron Lipps [08/25/2015 12:49 AM]
Is the Father present as well? That is not sound doctrine your a lousy theologian!.. he said the Holy Spirit was there!…Is the Holy Spirit God? …haven’t you read that he is also called “The Spirit of the Father” Matt 10:20….That’s a good thing that Oneness and Trinitarian Pentecostal can agree to disagree and embrace one another in Christ.

Ron Lipps [08/25/2015 12:50 AM]
Francisco that’s awful he wouldn’t give you a answer

Jon Sellers [08/25/2015 2:08 AM]
God’s grace is greater than our doctrinal differences.

Peter A Vandever [08/25/2015 2:19 AM]
They come with expectation, many times we dont.

Rasiah Thomas [08/25/2015 12:56 PM]
I do agree your views. Holy Spirit is not at all working out in Church services. According to Bible, “Be Filled with Holy Spirit” is a New Covenant and try to practice yourselves during your personal prayer especially during Early Morning prayer. R. Thomas.

Chad Steele [09/07/2015 9:43 AM]
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96 Comments

  • Reply August 25, 2016

    Jon Ray

    Yes I am how about you Brody Pope

  • Reply August 25, 2016

    Brody Pope

    Trinitarian all the way

  • Reply August 25, 2016

    Jon Ray

    Good to know Pope is Trinitarian John Ruffle

    • Reply August 25, 2016

      Brian Roden

      We have two men at our church whose last names are Pope and Priest. It’s hilarious when a new person meets them at the same time.

    • Reply August 26, 2016

      Jon Ray

      Bet they take up the offering right 🙂

  • Reply August 25, 2016

    Michael Marquez

    One God Trinitarian here. ?

  • Reply August 26, 2016

    Varnel Watson

    One God in 3 persons Holy Trinity … http://www.everystudent.com/forum/trinity.html

  • Reply August 26, 2016

    Charles Page

    Move of the Spirit is not dependent on correct doctrine

    • Reply August 26, 2016

      John Ruffle

      That needs explaining a bit. You’re probably right b/c no one has “correct doctrine” .. but we DO need a correct (humble and contrite) heart.

    • Reply August 26, 2016

      Charles Page

      agree there!

    • Reply August 26, 2016

      Charles Page

      We are not born again with that heart!

    • Reply August 26, 2016

      Charles Page

      if we were we wouldn’t need discipleship.

    • Reply August 26, 2016

      Charles Page

      that is why the COG at one time taught sanctification as a second work of grace. They have changed that to be like all the other churches, new birth and sanctification are all in one work.

    • Reply August 26, 2016

      Jon Ray

      Charles what is your source for that?

    • Reply August 26, 2016

      Charles Page

      over 50 years of experience

  • Reply August 27, 2016

    Lorie Goff

    Lorie Goff liked this on Facebook.

  • Reply August 29, 2016

    Louise Cummings

    My Brother belonged to one of those Churches. He was a great man. He went home to be with the Lord now. I miss him so much. My Husband home to be with the Lord will be five years this coming November. I think the 7 th. Or the 9 th I miss him so much.

  • Reply August 29, 2016

    Tim Anderson

    I appreciate your Post. I too came to believe in the triune Godhead after much searching and bible study in the early days of my conversion. As new believer, I was in the military and would attend churches as I traveled and would be away from home months at a time. Would pray and then pick a church to attend while there. At one stay I met the UPC. They cared for me while there, outwardly lived for Christ stricter that any I had met prior. As I learned the doctrine of oneness, I had to reject it. But I have trouble with those who would deny them salvation…..

  • Reply December 15, 2016

    Robert Borders

    Could it be that God loves us even if our theology is a bit off!

  • Reply December 15, 2016

    Daniel Blaylock

    You can be right in your heart and wrong in your head–within certain limits! 🙂

  • Reply December 15, 2016

    Varnel Watson

    If you are wrong in your head you can see Robert Borders for a quick consultation

  • Reply December 15, 2016

    Brian Crisp

    Their worship services are usually better than the rest. I have preached in oness churches many times.

  • Reply December 15, 2016

    Varnel Watson

    Is the FATHER present as well (since He is omnipresent) and all knowing? Ricky Grimsley

    • Reply December 15, 2016

      Ricky Grimsley

      1 John 2:23 KJVS
      [23] Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also .

  • Reply December 15, 2016

    Brody Pope

    I’ve wanted to preach in a Oneness church.

  • Reply December 15, 2016

    Daniel Blaylock

    I was a Nazarene boy who filled with the Holy Ghost in a Oneness church. That strange mash-up led me to the Church of God. Ha

  • Reply December 15, 2016

    Brody Pope

    Lol

  • Reply December 15, 2016

    Varnel Watson

    Go tell it on the mountain…

  • Reply December 15, 2016

    Brody Pope

    I know some Church of God members who left and went UPCI.

  • Reply December 15, 2016

    Jeff Zimmerman

    It always seemed to me like more of a semantical argument than anything else.

  • Reply December 15, 2016

    Brody Pope

    Would you mind putting that in laymans terms?

    • Reply December 15, 2016

      Jeff Zimmerman

      It just kinda means terminology or just a way of saying something different.

    • Reply December 15, 2016

      Brody Pope

      Ok lol. I hear ya now.

    • Reply December 15, 2016

      Jeff Zimmerman

      Brody Pope I think I heard a Bible teacher somewhere years ago say it, so I thought why not?

  • Reply December 15, 2016

    Grover Katzmarek Sr

    I have many oneness brothers and sisters that I love but when I ask them, who spoke from heaven at Jesus baptism they tell me let’s change the subject

    • Reply December 15, 2016

      Brian Crisp

      Yeah that and the Let Us make man I’m Our image verse.

    • Reply December 15, 2016

      Varnel Watson

      Brian Crisp This is so froydian I cant even begin tellin ya 🙂

  • Reply June 21, 2017

    Brian Crisp

    Same thing for me. I have preached in several and the Lord was definitely there.

  • Reply June 21, 2017

    Scotty Searan

    God is not the author of confusion. I have never preached in Oneness church, but my Father spoke many times. And not one time was my Father led to speak on the Trinity in their churches.
    He would just preach the Word.
    My Father held to the Scriptures of God is not the author of confusion and one of the he hate was sowing discord among the Brethren.
    BE CAREFUL CALLING THEM A CULT.

  • Reply June 22, 2017

    Varnel Watson

    The Lord is there in a lot of things. Actually He is there in all things. Isnt this what every good omnipresent God should be?

  • Reply June 22, 2017

    Tim Renneberg

    “In all things” sounds more like pantheism than omnipresence which means everywhere present

  • Reply March 6, 2018

    Varnel Watson

    Here is another good one Randal W Deese Comes from a preacher friend of ours. I AM A TRINITY BELIEVER I hold the Athanasian Creed that A Christian is the one who accepts The Trinity. Father, Son, Holy Spirit are 3 Persons in the ONE God Head. NOT 3 gods – ONE GOD http://www.pentecostaltheology.com/a-christian-is-the-one-who-accepts-the-trinity/

  • Reply March 7, 2018

    Robbie Asbury

    interesting, I originally started UPC in 1996, have been studying trinitatian view and other views past maybe 5 years now. Im curious what the trinitarian pentecostal view on the name of Jesus is? for example oneness believe Gods name is Jesus also and the son Jesus as well, they refer to how he came in his fathers name as an example. Also they only baptise in the name of Jesus. Not Father , Son, Holy Ghost. They say those are titles of the one true God or manifeststions Or forms of operations the one true God uses.
    Now I know many many different denominations that believe in trinity will not ever say Jesus was name of God, they may say His name is Father or I am or Elohim for example.
    I have always considered myself a seeker of truth personally, desiring to learn, be taught, and wanting to know my God more amd more daily.

  • Reply March 7, 2018

    Joseph Kidwell

    Father & Son are titles. Jesus is the only Living God.

  • Reply March 7, 2018

    Dave Ketter

    Not for nothing, but confessing the Athanasian creed means confessing the anathemas against all denial of the Trinity.

  • Reply March 7, 2018

    Varnel Watson

    A Christian is the one who accepts The Trinity.
    ~Athanasius

  • I read ther books on the cults, one of the cult teachers say that denil of the trinity means your cultic, the denial of the deity of Jeus Christ and denial of the bodily resurrection puts you there….but the oneness churches only deny the trinitry…..

  • Reply March 7, 2018

    Varnel Watson

    Randal Would you say denying the Trinity is heresy?

    • Reply March 7, 2018

      Randal W Deese

      Absolutely

    • Reply March 7, 2018

      Varnel Watson

      How can you then deny the Substitutionary Atonement of Christ which based namely on the perichoresis of the never changing but ever dynamic members of the Trinity?

    • Reply March 7, 2018

      Randal W Deese

      Troy Day Because it destroys the character of God

    • Reply March 7, 2018

      Varnel Watson

      I dont think so Neither do most of the Christian world Would you like me to tell you why/

    • Reply March 7, 2018

      Randal W Deese

      Troy Day sure

    • Reply March 7, 2018

      Varnel Watson

      Well for starters the love of God is namely sacrificial No other better way the Bible describes than Christ as our sacrifice DO you see sin as a legal problem?

    • Reply March 8, 2018

      Robbie Asbury

      interesting, onesness folks absolutely believe in Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. The just do not accept the man made word trinity as a description.
      However I see a difference in drscription where trinitarians use the co equal and co eternal wording…..and oneness describe it differently. They say any way in which the Lord desires to make Himself known to mankind, including the three acknowledgeable and most common ways ( Father, Son, Holy Ghost) in know way do any of these take away from His oneness.
      Another thing Ive seen that some see differently is right hand of God for example…oneness say its symbolic of the power of God, but say there is only one of the throne, not 2 or 3 in any way next to each other or beside each other in heaven……Ive notice non oneness explain this differently at times.

      Oneness say Jesus was 100 percent man and 100 God while in the flesh. And this is how they explain the ability to have Jesus speaking to God in heaven. Yet Ive heard this part explained all kinds of ways by oneness and trinitarians…
      To me it seems like the Godhead has been a big topic of study and dispute since forever in how to explain .

      I have often been asked various questions on the topic like…Did Jesus have his own soul like you and me? or was the fact that he was also God take care of that part? If he did have a soul separate from diety but a soul like us then what happened to it? did it become one with God at death?
      To me this seems to lean towards the idea of some sort of duality?

      anyways thank you for discussion I pray to learn more in regards.

  • Oneness adheres to modalism. But I do fellowship with them.

  • Reply March 7, 2018

    Varnel Watson

    They are good people just bad theologians 🙂

  • I have water baptized some folks in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost and then add in Jesus name. and then teach them that you’ve been baptized both ways so if anyone tries to tell you that you have to do it this formula or in that formula you can say it’s already been done. What do you think?

  • Reply March 7, 2018

    Joseph Kidwell

    I baptized that way in the 24 years that I was in the Church of God. Three years after leaving the Church of God, I came to the conclusion that the early church of the Book of Acts, implemented the command of Jesus in Matt. 28:19 by baptizing in Jesus Name and was re-baptized. The issue of the godhead and the issue of the baptismal formula is a separate issue from the godhead issue as there and quite a few Trinitarian believers who practice baptism in Jesus Name. Having said that, while I believe that the proper wording for a water baptism is in Jesus Name, I do not believe it to be a salvational issue and I do not believe that those who are baptized using the wording of Matt. 28:19 are somehow ‘illegitimate’.

  • In the didache it says the Trinitarian way and the next chapter or so “in the name of Jesus”. I think it’s a interchangeable— either way is good. But some folks go burzerk when I tell them that. So I only like to discuss this one with the formed.

  • Reply March 8, 2018

    Varnel Watson

    Agreed. onesness folks absolutely believe in Father, Son, and Holy Ghos, they just tell us they dont 🙂 Joseph

    • Reply March 8, 2018

      Randal W Deese

      Actually, they believe in the words, father, son and Holy Spirit, but they don’t acknowledge their true reality… They redefine the terms in order to get them to fit in with their ideas. For example, if one understood the reality of those concepts, when the son speaks to father, they teach that Christ’s humanity is only speaking, though no Scripture teaches that.

    • Modialism teaches the He was God the Father for a while. Then He became God the Sun for a while, and now He’s forever the Holy Spirit. They also believe that He never existed as all three at the same time.

    • And they call Him Jesus and look at you funny when you say His name Yeshua….or when you address Him as Adonai Elohim.

    • Reply March 8, 2018

      Randal W Deese

      Jerome Herrick Weymouth

      Which is nonsense. They all are shown to exist at the same time…many places!

    • Reply March 8, 2018

      Joseph Kidwell

      I agree.

    • Reply March 8, 2018

      Joseph D. Absher

      I think in what is called “Trinity” we honor Jesus name. It is above every name the Bible says. We are to do everything in Jesus name. And scripturally we pray to the Father in Jesus name. Sometimes prayer is wrought in God and lead of the Holy Spirit sometimes it’s just squawking.

  • Years ago I had some people tell me unless I was baptized in their church building and in their baptismal tank– by their Elders, saying their prayers.. I wasn’t going to be saved but I was smart enough to see through the the bologna-ness of that statement.

  • Reply March 8, 2018

    Kenneth L. Harrell

    IMO the issue is complicated because the doctrine of the Trinity developed through a series of philosophical debates in the early church concerning issues that were not on the minds of the NT authors. Then those conclusions have been read back into the NT which I believe is dishonest. But truthfully the Oneness position as a reaction to the development of the doctrine of the Trinity is also a bit dishonest because the NT authors never addressed how the Father, Son and Holy Ghost were all divine. I believe that F,S and HS are divine but I have no particular explanation of that because there is no particular one in scripture. The divinity of Christ is more implied in scripture than clearly taught. And I can’t find any scripture anywhere that clearly states that the Holy Spirit is God. In Paul’s writings you see over and God our Father or God the Father AND the Lord Jesus Christ. I assume he is referring to the incarnation rather than “God the Son”. God the Son is found nowhere in scripture, something’s that is lost on people. Jesus is always referred to as the Son of God which has totally different connotations. Simply put things like eternal generation of the Son from the Father is not addressed in scripture one way or another. So how can we be dogmatic about these matters. In terms of the four so called ecumenical councils I will say that I strongly believe that the views which lost were in error scripturally speaking. I am not so sure that the views which prevailed are correct however and resent the notion that I must affirm orthodoxy or I am outside the boundaries of salvation. What I have to believe to be saved is discussed clearly in scripture. If I reject that Jesus is the Son of God I cannot be saved. In I John, the author is addressing proto Gnostism which denied that Jesus had come in the flesh. So it is not addressing Eternal Sonship one way or another. Can I condemn someone simply because they insist that the distinctions in the Godhead are eternal in nature? No I can’t because their position is neither affirmed not denied in scripture. Personally I believe the early Oneness pioneers were right and that other Pentecostal pioneers rejected that revelation and cleaved to the traditions of men, traditions that are alien to the ethos of Pentecostalism. But they errred by insisting that other Pentecostals would lose their salvation if they didn’t get baptized in Jesus name. On the other hands when early Pentecostal leaders branded Oneness Pentecostals as heretics they too erred concerning the faith. I am so glad I got baptized in Jesus name. I know from personal experience that there is a profound difference and the formula indeed matters. But those brethren who continue to resist this out of the traditions of men I have show charity, patience and longsuffering instead of a dogmatic spirit. Anyone who truly embraces the truth of baptism in Jesus name will never regret that decision and scales will fall from your eyes concerning spiritual things.

    • Well Peter told Ananias and Sapphira that the Holy Spirit was God. So there is one biblical proof And a 2nd biblical proof is when the blind man said well who is the son of God that I may worship Him and Jesus said It is He who speaks to there. So Jesus did say He was the son of God and the Luke referred to the Holy Spirit is God.

  • Reply March 8, 2018

    Jon Ruthven

    “The word was with God and the word WAS God.”

    • Reply March 8, 2018

      Kenneth L. Harrell

      Jon what are you implying? I’ve certainly never thought about the issue you’re bringing up. Is that related to the difficult situation of interpreting the meaning of kenosis? What does it mean that he emptied himself and took on the form of a servant? Teach me something here.

  • Reply June 15, 2018

    Varnel Watson

    not sure how many times it has to be said but true Pentecostals are Trinitarian. It has always been that way! So counts for all true orthodox Christians out there

    A Christian is the one who accepts The Trinity http://www.pentecostaltheology.com/a-christian-is-the-one-who-accepts-the-trinity/

  • Reply June 15, 2018

    Scotty Searan

    Are “Oneness” people saved? Why are they not Pentecostal even though they have the Baptism of the Holy Ghost and the Gifts of The Spirit

  • Reply June 15, 2018

    Joseph Kidwell

    What is essential is believing in the deity of Christ which Oneness believers do. Yes, Scotty Searan, Oneness people are Pentecostal.

  • Reply June 9, 2019

    Varnel Watson

    what a SAD testimony by our bro. Chris Cannon Also Francisco Arriola testified @ the SPS meeting at ORU in early 2000 I could not get the speaker, David Bernard to call me his brother if I still held to the doctrine of the trinity.

    • Reply June 9, 2019

      Tyler A Blake

      Troy Day that is because oneness does not view trinity believers as correct. A oneness and a trinity are in fact, not brothers in Christ.

    • Reply June 10, 2019

      Jevan Little

      I’d call you brother but I get the feeling you don’t call us brothers. You call us heretics

  • Reply June 9, 2019

    Mark Cronk

    I was told by an apostolic co-worker “unless you are baptised in the Holy Spirit(speaking in tongues) and baptized in water in the name of Jesus you are not saved.” So they are the only believes going to heaven.

  • Reply June 9, 2019

    Mark Cronk

    *believers

  • Reply June 9, 2019

    Gary Micheal Epping

    The god of the oneness pentecostals is not the same as the Christian God. just like the god of the Muslims is not the same.

  • Reply June 10, 2019

    Louise Cummings

    I believe in the Trinity. The Bible says to Believe the Whole Bible. Rightly deciding the Word Of Truth. We can’t just pick out one or two Scriptures. And not look at the Whole.

  • Reply June 10, 2019

    Jevan Little

    • Reply June 10, 2019

      Varnel Watson

      not exactly what happened @ SPS but oh well

  • Reply June 13, 2019

    Varnel Watson

    where is this copy pasted from

    Robert Franzen the essential elements of a doctrine of the Trinity.
    The word or doctrine of the Trinity is not explicitly taught in Scripture, however, it is clearly implied and seen in three distinct persons of deity revealed throughout Scripture, as God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
    First, there is the clear biblical belief in the Oneness of God – the unity of God – that God is one (Ex. 20:2-3; Deut. 6:4). The Oneness of God is clearly seen throughout the Old Testament, but also defended in the New Testament, (James 2:19; 1 Cor. 8:4, 6; 1 Tim. 2:5-6). Secondly, Scripture speaks of the Deity of Three. Even though the Old Testament does reference God’s Spirit and makes reference to the Son of God, the New Testament is abundant in references to the deity of Jesus the Son and the Holy Spirit. One of the clearest references to Jesus as deity is Phil. 2:5-11, especially verse 6. Thirdly, is the Three-in-Oneness” concept. All though oneness and Threeness seem contradictory, the evidence from Scripture is abundant. The Bible starts off with the plural noun for the name for God ‘elohim (Gen. 1:26). Just as John 1:1 follows suit in the New Testament. Along with a host of Scriptures referring to Jesus Christ as deity, as well as the Holy Spirit. The New Testament refences the “Godhead” or in other words, the Trinity in Acts 17:29; Rom. 1:20; Col. 2:9.
    The orthodox view of the Trinity maintains that revelation originates in the Father, proceeds through the Son, and is completed in the Spirit. The Cappadocian doctrine of the Trinity maintains that the three members of the Trinity can be distinguished numerically as persons, they are indistinguishable and inseparable in their essence or substance or being. This doctrine denies that the Aristotelian philosophy can be adequately applied to the Godhead because, God is simple and incomposite. Thus, while each of the persons is one, they cannot be added together to make three entities.
    When it comes to the Trinity, echoing Karl Barth and Dr. Larry Hart when they said, “we have said nothing,” and “We quickly run up against our limits when we consider such an awesome mystery. And yet the effort is all-important.” The effort is truly all-important because the biblical concept of the entire Christian faith is at stake. Therefore, the doctrine of the Trinity is extremely vital to the Christian faith to keep the Triune-ness of God biblical and not heretical. Hart explains well by bringing out the age-old fundamental theological question of: How can Christians claim to believe in one God and worship Jesus Christ as God? The answer to this touches the three foundational tenets of Christianity: (1) the unity of God (monotheism), (2) the divinity of Christ, and (3) the distinction between Jesus and the Father. The Scriptures display the triune aspects of God from Genesis 1:1 to the book of Revelation. All the trinitarian Scriptures had to be formulated into a definable, defendable doctrine to keep heresies at bay. This subject is too much for the human intellect to fully comprehend, therefore, we must accurately utilize Scripture and stay within the bounds of Scripture, which was and is the purpose for the Creeds, the canon, and church organization or government. It is important that the world knows that Christianity is monotheistic, but not Unitarian. It is Trinitarian, but not tritheistic.
    I would also say that the doctrine of the Trinity is necessary because it is an honest depiction of orthodox Scripture. The doctrine is true to what Scripture reveals about the deity of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

    • Reply June 13, 2019

      Robert Franzen

      Troy Day my own research & homework from my studies on the Trinity

    • Reply June 15, 2019

      Varnel Watson

      Robert Franzen perhaps you should PM it to publish on the website for a fuller discussion THANKS

  • Reply June 13, 2019

    Varnel Watson

    where is this copy pasted from

    Robert Franzen the essential elements of a doctrine of the Trinity.
    The word or doctrine of the Trinity is not explicitly taught in Scripture, however, it is clearly implied and seen in three distinct persons of deity revealed throughout Scripture, as God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
    First, there is the clear biblical belief in the Oneness of God – the unity of God – that God is one (Ex. 20:2-3; Deut. 6:4). The Oneness of God is clearly seen throughout the Old Testament, but also defended in the New Testament, (James 2:19; 1 Cor. 8:4, 6; 1 Tim. 2:5-6). Secondly, Scripture speaks of the Deity of Three. Even though the Old Testament does reference God’s Spirit and makes reference to the Son of God, the New Testament is abundant in references to the deity of Jesus the Son and the Holy Spirit. One of the clearest references to Jesus as deity is Phil. 2:5-11, especially verse 6. Thirdly, is the Three-in-Oneness” concept. All though oneness and Threeness seem contradictory, the evidence from Scripture is abundant. The Bible starts off with the plural noun for the name for God ‘elohim (Gen. 1:26). Just as John 1:1 follows suit in the New Testament. Along with a host of Scriptures referring to Jesus Christ as deity, as well as the Holy Spirit. The New Testament refences the “Godhead” or in other words, the Trinity in Acts 17:29; Rom. 1:20; Col. 2:9.
    The orthodox view of the Trinity maintains that revelation originates in the Father, proceeds through the Son, and is completed in the Spirit. The Cappadocian doctrine of the Trinity maintains that the three members of the Trinity can be distinguished numerically as persons, they are indistinguishable and inseparable in their essence or substance or being. This doctrine denies that the Aristotelian philosophy can be adequately applied to the Godhead because, God is simple and incomposite. Thus, while each of the persons is one, they cannot be added together to make three entities.
    When it comes to the Trinity, echoing Karl Barth and Dr. Larry Hart when they said, “we have said nothing,” and “We quickly run up against our limits when we consider such an awesome mystery. And yet the effort is all-important.” The effort is truly all-important because the biblical concept of the entire Christian faith is at stake. Therefore, the doctrine of the Trinity is extremely vital to the Christian faith to keep the Triune-ness of God biblical and not heretical. Hart explains well by bringing out the age-old fundamental theological question of: How can Christians claim to believe in one God and worship Jesus Christ as God? The answer to this touches the three foundational tenets of Christianity: (1) the unity of God (monotheism), (2) the divinity of Christ, and (3) the distinction between Jesus and the Father. The Scriptures display the triune aspects of God from Genesis 1:1 to the book of Revelation. All the trinitarian Scriptures had to be formulated into a definable, defendable doctrine to keep heresies at bay. This subject is too much for the human intellect to fully comprehend, therefore, we must accurately utilize Scripture and stay within the bounds of Scripture, which was and is the purpose for the Creeds, the canon, and church organization or government. It is important that the world knows that Christianity is monotheistic, but not Unitarian. It is Trinitarian, but not tritheistic.
    I would also say that the doctrine of the Trinity is necessary because it is an honest depiction of orthodox Scripture. The doctrine is true to what Scripture reveals about the deity of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

    • Reply June 13, 2019

      Robert Franzen

      Troy Day my own research & homework from my studies on the Trinity

    • Reply June 15, 2019

      Varnel Watson

      Robert Franzen perhaps you should PM it to publish on the website for a fuller discussion THANKS

  • Reply June 15, 2019

    Varnel Watson

  • Reply June 15, 2019

    Varnel Watson

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