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Questions tagged [trinity]

The doctrine of the three-personhood of God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; who, though existing in three distinct persons and work towards different arenas, are the same God, of the same mind, and the same purpose.

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Is God the Son's blood divine and infinite or human and finite (Western Catholic)

This question is related to Is God the Son's blood divine and infinite or human and finite (Protestant interpretation), but I didn't realize there may be different interpretations. My question ...
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Is God the Son's blood divine and infinite or human and finite (Protestant interpretation)

Something I hear a lot is "Jesus has to be God because it took an infinite sacrifice to appease the infinite anger of an infinite God", or something like that. My question concerns whether God the ...
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Which pre-Nicene Christians who helped shape the trinity doctrine are now considered heretics?

There were several theologians in the early centuries of Christianity whose knowledge of Platonism and other Greek philosophy helped shape what is now known as the trinity doctrine. For example, ...
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Where did the phrases “God the Son” and “God the Holy Spirit” came from? [closed]

We find the term "God the father" in the new testament. But we don't find "God the Son" nor "God the Holy Spirit." There is no part which talks about the Son and the Holy Spirit in the old testament....
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The first premise of the Kalam Cosmological Argument for the existence of God

The first premise of the KCA is stated as: Premise 1: Anything that begins to exist must have a cause. The contrapositive statement for this should read. If something is not caused to exist then ...
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If Jesus Christ is supposedly part of the trinity how come he didn't even know when the hour would come [duplicate]

If Jesus Christ is supposedly part of the trinity how come he didn't even know when the hour would come? Mark:13:32 "Jesus says, “But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels ...
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How do Trinitarians interpret John 14:10?

John 14:10 Don't you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? The words I say to you I do not speak on my own authority. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing ...
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How do monothelites explain Jesus' prayer in the garden of Gethsemane?

...monothelitism is the view that Jesus Christ has two natures but only one will. - Wikipedia In the garden, Jesus prayed: Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but ...
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How is the Trinity compatible with divine simplicity?

Divine simplicity is the doctrine that God has no parts/composition. It implies that God is equivalent to his attributes and his attributes are equivalent to each other. So God is love and God is ...
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In what way is the Son of God “one with the Father”?

What is the Trinitarian stance on the meaning of John 10:30? I and the Father are one.
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How does the Trinitarian defend this argument from a JW?

Upon discussing the relationship of Father and Son (the Trinity) with a Jehovah's Witness today; they disagreed (of course) with the understanding that the Trinity doctrine holds the Father and Son as ...
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What is the biblical support for the Nicene creed's statement of the Son being “eternally begotten”?

What is the biblical support for the Nicene Creed's statement of the Son being "eternally begotten"?
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According to the Trinity doctrine was the Son created by the Father?

According to the Trinity doctrine was the Son created by the Father at some point?
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Was it possible for God to be a single person like in Islam and Judaism? Or is the attribute of “Trinity” an essential property of God? [closed]

Correct me if I'm wrong, but my understanding is that the Father "begot" the son from eternity. I suppose you could formulate my question as, did the Father have any choice in this? As in, could he ...
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What is the LDS stance on John 14:9-10?

The LDS church teaches Jesus, Father and Holy Ghost are three separate beings. What is the LDS perspective on the following piece of scripture? 9 Jesus answered: “Don’t you know me, Philip, even ...
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Does Catholicism teach that Trinity is reflected in Man?

This question is highly related to, but not exactly a duplicate of Does Roman Catholicism teach that man is body and soul (bipartite) or body, soul, and spirit (tripartite)? The answer to the ...
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Why didn’t the disciples baptize using a Trinitarian formula as commanded in the Great Commission?

If the Mathew 28:19 (and the Great Commission therein) is considered an authentic verse, why aren’t there any instances in the NT where the apostles actually baptized someone using the Trinitarian ...
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How do Catholics describe “eternal generation”?

It seems to me that "eternal generation" is an oxymoron: "a combination of contradictory or incongruous words (as cruel kindness); broadly : something (as a concept) that is made up of ...
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Who is “I” in Isaiah 44:6

I want to know who is "I" in Isaiah 44:6 in a view point of Trinity; The LORD is Israel’s king and defender. He is the LORD of Armies. This is what the LORD says: I am the first and the last, and ...
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One Essence Three Persons of Trinity [duplicate]

I thought that the trinity came from the following revelations (1) There is one God (I myself am He! There is no god besides me.) (2) The Father is God (3) Jesus is God (4) The Holy Spirit is God (5) ...
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According to the doctrine of Trinity, was Jesus always co-equal to the Father?

So I'm trying to understand the Trinity. I always thought of it like this: Jesus was 100% divine when he was with the Father. In other words, he was fully co-equal to the Father. Then, when he became ...
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Are there any known non-trinitarian apologists in the Anglican communion?

I understand that the Anglican Church is trinitarian in belief. However, are there any known non-trinitarian apologists in the communion? Any information both historical and present-day would be ...
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According to Reformed theology, is teaching a false Trinitarian concept considered blasphemy?

There are several people that do not understand the trinity. I hear things such as "God is like water. He is liquid, steam, and solid". This analogy actually comes with a longer explanation about how ...
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What is the meaning of 'is' in the context of the Trinity?

The Philosopher Gottlob Frege distinguishes between four different meaning behind the word 'is': 1) 'is' as in identity; Saul is Paul. 2) 'is' as in predicate; Paul is Christian. 3) 'is' as in ...
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According to Reformed theology, where is the Scriptural evidence for homoousion?

The Westminster Confession of Faith says: The whole counsel of God, concerning all things necessary for his own glory, man’s salvation, faith, and life, is either expressly set down in scripture, ...
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Is the Divine Substance rational?

According to the answers here and here, the term person means "an individual substance of a rational nature". According to trinitarian theology, the triune god exists as three consubstantial persons ...
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Did the Father and Holy Spirit become man?

According to Trinitarian theology, the second person of the triune god became man. The second person of the triune god is also fully god, and since there is only one god, the second person of the ...
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If we say “God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit” can we say “God, God, and God”?

God is said to be "the triune god". He exists as "the Father" (who is God), "the Son" (who is God), and "the Holy Spirit" (who is God). Since Jesus is "the son of God", then the Father is ...
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Why doesn't the Father have additional attributes like the Son and Holy Spirit? [closed]

Concerning god, the Nicene Creed says: We believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible. If I'm not mistaken- god, god, and god have these ...
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What are the differences between “spiration” and “procession”?

According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, proceed means: Full Definition of proceed; intransitive verb 1: to come forth from a source : issue 2 a: to continue after a pause or ...
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What is the difference between “person” and “substance”?

According to the answer here: St. Thomas Aquinas explained the preceding definition [of person] in terms that practically constitute a new definition: a substance, complete, subsisting per se, ...
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What does “proceeds” mean to Eastern Orthodox?

The Eastern Orthodox Nicene Creed says: I believe in one God, Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible. And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-...
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According to Roman Catholicism, what does "proceeds' mean in the Nicene Creed?

The Nicene Creed says: We believe in one God,the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible. And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, ...
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Is God fully Jesus?

In normal logic we can say "All odd numbers are numbers." But we cannot say "All numbers are odd numbers." The reason is explained here. However, we can say "Zero is none" or "None is zero". ...
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If Jesus is God then how could he die?

According to trinitarian theology, Jesus is both 100% man and 100% God. It is said that Jesus, being 100% God, died. Therefore, God died. I know that 1/3 of God did not die, because that would be ...
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According to Reformed churches, is the trinity a finalized doctrine?

From 325 AD at the Council of Nicea up to about the 8th century, councils have been held to determine the correct nature of God. It was eventually decided that the bible reveals a triune god- one god ...
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How was the idea of homoousion developed, and when was this term used prior to the Nicean Council?

According to the Nicean Creed, Jesus Christ is said to be: Light of Light, true God of true God, begotten and not made; of the very same being (ὁμοούσιον) of the Father, by Whom all things came ...
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According to Reformed Theology do non-trinitarians go to hell?

According to Reformed theology, if one believes that Yeshua (Jesus) is the Messiah and the son of God (but they deny that he is God and the second person of a triune god), is this person sent to an ...
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When and how was the doctrine of the one divine will established?

Many (perhaps most) Trinitarian theologians says that the Father, Son, and Spirit each possess the one singular divine will. This is a stronger statement than saying they are "united in will", which ...
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According to Protestants, what is the biblical basis of Jesus being “one substance with the father”?

The only place in scripture where the relationship of the substance of Jesus with the substance of God that I can find in the scriptures is To the Hebrews:1:3 which actually says that they are of ...
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Why is blasphemy against the Son or Father forgiven but blasphemy against the Spirit isn't forgiven? [closed]

Matthew 12:31–32 (RSV) 31 Therefore I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven. 32 And whoever says a word against the Son ...
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Has T. D. Jakes clarified what he believes about the Trinity?

T. D. Jakes is a popular American pastor and speaker who was ordained within Oneness Pentecostalism, a modern modalist group which denies the Trinity. Jakes has in recent times moved towards ...
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Philosophical proofs that God must be triune? [closed]

I have heard that many philosophers wrote that God must be triune. What were their arguments? What are some references regarding this topic?
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Are there any commentaries from Trinitarians that explain why the Holy Spirit doesn't have a throne/receive worship in Revelation?

For being a co-equal member of the Godhead, it would appear that the Holy Spirit is, for all intents and purposes, absent from the major points, events, and visions held in Revelation. For example, ...
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What is the biblical basis for the Athanasian Creed's statement that believing in the Trinity is necessary for salvation?

The Athanasian Creed states: Whosoever will be saved, before all things it is necessary that he hold the catholic faith. Which faith except every one do keep whole and undefiled; without doubt he ...
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What Scripture passages do Latter-day Saints use to refute the Trinity?

If I am not mistaken (but do correct me if I am), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints teaches that the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost are three separate beings, i.e. three separate Gods. What ...
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How do trinitarians explain Luke 4:8, if he's a God himself? [closed]

How do trinitarians explain Luke 4:8, where Jesus responded to Satan's question his request to worship him: Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and ...
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Did the New Testament writers use a specific word to refer to the personhood of the Trinity? [closed]

Did the New Testament writers use a specific word to refer to the personhood of the Trinity? The following are Greek words found in the New Testament. They are commonly referred to as individual ...
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Perfect relationship between Trinity and other relationships in heaven - Catholic

My question can sound like a question out of blue, but I am going to ask it anyway. We can come up with many different descriptions of so called "perfect relationship", but for Christians the best ...
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What prompted the second century writers to adopt the concept of οὐσία to refer to God's nature?

My question When did the concept of οὐσία begin to refer to God's nature? has been answered and the answer was actually great. However, the answer has led me to ask another question. Conceptually, I ...