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The definite article ὁ appears in the Greek of Mt. 28:19: "Going therefore teach ye all nations: baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost [τοῦ ἁγίου πνεύματος]." τοῦ is the genitive declension of the definite article ὁ. In Acts 5:3, the definite article is used twice: And Peter said, "Ananias, why hath Satan ...


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You seem to be laboring under some basic misconceptions. The Trinity did not come into existence with the birth of Jesus, but has existed in perpetuity from eternity to eternity. That is basic to Christianity, if Jesus did not pre-exist his birth several Scriptures in the Bible are negated. Luke 10:18  And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as ...


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I am a Latter Day Saint, so I can answer this. For a more fully answer, I recommend that you go to http://everyverse.org/god-triune/ (which is a site I created - feel free to comment or ask questions there to reach me). But here below are some thoughts: FATHER AND SON HAVE/ARE SEPARATE SPIRITS: - Luke 23:26 Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and ...


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In addition to the references in Staples' answer, there is a statement in the book of Doctrine & Covenants: The Father has a body of flesh and bones as tangible as man’s; the Son also; but the Holy Ghost has not a body of flesh and bones, but is a personage of Spirit. Were it not so, the Holy Ghost could not dwell in us. D&C 130:22 I'd also ...


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Based on your comments, I understand that you are interested if any sort of ontological arguments have been made for the existence of God in a Trinity; and not whether "The Ontological Argument" - usually assumed to mean the medieval argument of Anselm of Canterbury for the existence of God - has been used to prove that God exists in a Trinity. Oxford ...


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Introduction In language, words convey a meaning or idea. Much like the word Trinity conveys a theological concept that most protestants believe is found in scripture, the word "Trinity" itself is never found. This word was coined to describe an idea which previously had no accurate descriptor. Similarly, while the word ὁμοούσιος (homooúsios) which means ...


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The teaching that Jesus Christ is "of same substance with the Father" is evident in the Bible. Pauline Witness Galatians 4:8, Romans 1:20 and Acts 17:29 all spoke of God's nature (divinity) and in Colossians 2:9, Jesus is said to be having God's very own nature in his bodily existence. For the entire fullness of God's nature dwells bodily in Christ, ...


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Okay, thanks to @KorvinStarmast's comment, the following shows that the reason that they chose this unscriptural term is that they could not find a single term in scripture that said what they wanted it to say: http://legacy.fordham.edu/halsall/basis/nicea1.txt EXCURSUS ON THE WORD HOMOUSIOS.(4) The Fathers of the Council at Nice were at one time ...


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I don't know if I can add anything useful, but there are some different things I can say. One might wonder why it makes sense for God to be Trinity. The only discussion of this question that I have ever read is found in Kallistos Ware's The Orthodox Way. He writes, in part: “I believe in one God”: so we affirm at the beginning of the Creed. But then ...


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For completeness, I would also like to include the following: Genesis 3:23 (Brenton LXX En) 23 And God said, Behold, Adam is become as one of us, to know good and evil, and now lest at any time he stretch forth his hand, and take of the tree of life and eat, and so he shall live for ever— Genesis 11:7 (Brenton LXX En) 7 Come, and having gone ...



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