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Does the Bible teach the Trinity?

How is it possible for God to be three separate Persons? How can the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit all be God with there being only one God? The Trinity has sparked more controversy in Christianity than any other topic. It was hotly disputed at the earliest church councils and is still hotly debated today. Unlike many other contentious subjects, we completely see why there is such a schism over the Trinity. The answer is simple: there is no adequate or complete explanation for the Trinity. The finite human mind cannot comprehend how God may be three separate Persons but only one God. All of the controversy around the Trinity stems from finite human minds attempting to comprehend what only God can comprehend.

Is the Trinity taught in the Bible? Absolutely! Yes! God is the Father (John 6:27; Romans 1:7; 1 Peter 1:2). God is Jesus Christ (John 1:1, 14; Romans 9:5; Colossians 2:9; Hebrews 1:8; 1 John 5:20). God is the Holy Spirit (Acts 5:3-4; 1 Corinthians 3:16). However, there is only one God (Deuteronomy 6:4; 1 Corinthians 8:4; Galatians 3:20; 1 Timothy 2:5). It is impossible to explain how the concept of Persons within the Trinity is totally compatible with monotheism. The sooner we acknowledge this, the better.

Almost majority of the discussions are the consequence of people or groups attempting to make sense of the Trinity. Whether it's Modalism, Monarchianism, Sabellianism, Patripassianism, or another Trinitarian "heresy," the root reason is the same: an attempt to explain the inexplicable. In some ways, it is pride, maybe even hubris, that drives individuals to strive to build a theology that results in the Trinity making sense.

Creator is the Father. Savior is the Son. Comforter is the Holy Spirit. To God be the praise for the wonderful things He has done!

When we say that God exists in three Persons, we mean that God is made up of three different centers of intellect, emotion, and will. Each Person of the Trinity played a distinct role in the creation and salvation of mankind. The Holy Spirit is distinct from the Father and the Son (He proceeds from the Father and the Son, John 15:26). The Father and Son are also one-of-a-kind (when Jesus prayed to the Father, He was not praying to Himself, Luke 23:34). Each is God, but each is a distinct "Person." One of the only ways our language has to explain this concept is to use the word person.

The Trinity's three Persons make up the one, totally united God. They all have the same nature and essence, and they are all the same God, but each Person of the Trinity is distinct and unique.


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