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It depends on who you ask. That's because it depends upon how you interpret the meaning of certain Biblical passages. Both Trinitarians and Non-trinitarians feel very strongly that their doctrine is taught clearly in the Bible. Trinitarians will answer, "Yes, Jesus did teach the doctrine of the trinity." Non-trinitarians will answer, "No, Jesus never ...


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Aquinas addresses the question from different angles a number of places in the Summa Theologica, in various parts of the "Treatise on the Most Holy Trinity" (First Part, Questions 27–43). The fundamental question is answered more or less directly in Question 27, "The Procession of the Divine Persons". Article 2 of this question, "Whether any ...


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Fr. Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary gives this definition of Semi-Arianism: The teaching of certain theologians who, after the Council of Nicaea (A.D. 325), sought a compromise between Arianism and the doctrine of Christ's consubstantiality with the Father. They were led by Basil, Bishop of Ancyra, and their sympathies were toward orthodoxy, although ...


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I believe you're misunderstanding something here. According to the review, The category “Word of God” is larger than Scripture because Scripture “does not exhaust the word of God” (p. 47). Therefore Frame defines “word of God” as “God himself, understood as communicator” and “the sum total of his free communications with his creatures” (p. 49). Thus, ...


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It seems what you quote is a Trinitarian formula of his as below: Chapter 14. Conclusion | Epistle to the Antiochians | Spurious Epistles of St. Ignatius of Antioch | New Advent I write this letter to you from Philippi. May He who is alone unbegotten, keep you steadfast both in the spirit and in the flesh, through Him who was begotten before time ...


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It's important to understand that the Bible is a man made thing--it's the name for a collection of 66 writings created throughout history that are recognized as the inspired word of God. John Frame refers to the Bible as the Word of God, but what he really means is that the words contained within the Bible are the inspired words of God. So the re-frame ...


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Not so much important as more well known. Being God-made-man, he is familiar to us. He is one like us in all things but sin. The Father, as the Creator, is known bit more than the Holy Spirit, . In Catholicism, the Holy Spirit is the Great Unknown.


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YES Though Jesus did not explicitly said that the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit are one, Jesus clearly said that God is his Father and that he is the Son of God and that The Father and The Son are One. I and the Father are one. (John 10:30, NIV) Jesus answered: "Don't you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? ...


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No, I don't think the Doctrine of the Trinity has ever been explained as a natural phenomenon after reading the Bible. There are places where all three Persons of the Trinity are mentioned together, like the great commission Go therefore, Baptizing in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit Jesus and there's other places ...


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The best verse that mentions the Trinity is Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:19, NIV) The best verse for the oneness of the Father and Son is I and the Father are one. (John 10:30, NIV) Another verse which attests that God is one. ...


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The Original Nicene Creed ( A.D. 325) is opposed to Athanasian Creed in number of ways. The Athanasian Creed reads: We worship one God in Trinity, and Trinity in Unity, neither confounding the persons nor dividing the substance. For there is one person of the Father, another of the Son, and another of the Holy Spirit. So far, so good. This is ...


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The official Orthodox answer to this question can be seen most clearly in the answers to two questions in the Revised Catechism: 094 What difference is there between the Persons of the Holy Trinity? God the Father is neither begotten nor proceeds from any other Person, he is the cause, source and principle. This is called the Monarchy of the Father. ...


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Firstly, it must be stated that thousands of holy and learned souls have discussed and debated this controversial area of theology over the course of many centuries, and I for one do not pretend to be either holy or learned. My inadequacy in answering this question is cause for considerable hesitation. But, since this is such a provocative question...how ...



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