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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.

The doctrine of the Trinity is the logical construct whereby three of the most obvious but otherwise seemingly contradictory bits of Scripture are reconciled. Namely: That the Creator of the … in more than one God. The basic definition of the Trinity was popularized and credalized in the Nicene Creed, in which monotheistic Christians declare belief in God the Father, God the Son, and God …
answered Jan 15 '13 by Affable Geek
Phillippians 2 says that because of Jesus' death, God the Father exalted Jesus. As 2:9 specifically says (and note the therefore): Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him …
answered Jul 30 '12 by Affable Geek
Firstly, the Trinity is not Tritheism. This is the classic argument of the Muslim against Christianity, but it is not valid. It is not valid, because the formulation of the Trinity specifically … accepted by at least 97% of all Christians) in particular states: we worship one God in Trinity, and Trinity in Unity; Neither confounding the Persons; nor dividing the Essence. For there is one Person …
answered Aug 3 '12 by Affable Geek
What you are having difficulty grokking is a concept known as the "Trinity." The historically correct definition of the Trinity is that God is "three persons in one." When Jesus says, "I and the … Father are One" (in John), he is claiming that he is God. Historically, God the Father, Jesus (God the Son), and the Holy Spirit are all considered the three persons of the Trinity. They are all equal …
answered Apr 2 '13 by Affable Geek
Spirit, ... who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped and glorified, who spake by the prophets In theory then, all three members of the Trinity are worshipped and glorified equally. That … said, your question specifically asks for practice, not theological formulation. And, since the Trinity is a hard concept to grok, one should expect significant deviation in practice. That being said …
answered Jun 16 '13 by Affable Geek
The question, as it stands, really isn't soluable. Reason #1: The Crucifixion raises other Trinitarian questions First and foremost, the Trinity itself is hard enough to understand. There is no … how Jesus can be fully God and yet somehow not able to do everything God did, but it is just one solution. Reason #2: The Trinity logically requires that the Wills cannot be separated In 2007 …
answered Oct 1 '14 by Affable Geek
The Trinity is not a name of God. It is a doctrine that describes the relationship of the three distinct persons of the godhead. The term is a construct that explains this paradox. That answer shows how we know each member of the Trinity is god, and that they are all one, and yet three. …
answered Jan 17 '13 by Affable Geek
John 1:1,14 is the classic proof text of the eternality of the Son. in the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. Through Him all things were Made, and by him wa …
answered Nov 2 '13 by Affable Geek
The theological term for what you are describing is called Kenosis- from "an emptying." As you suggest, Philippians 2, in which the Scripture says that "though He was God, he thought equality with God …
answered Jun 15 '13 by Affable Geek
thoroughly resident in Jesus, then God was subject to time, or so it seemed Pope Leo the Great, in the Post-Nicene Fathers, directly connects this patripassianism to the essence of the Trinity … the Trinity of the Godhead to be of one essence (ὁμοούσιον) in such a way that it believes the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost indivisible without confusion, eternal without time, equal without …
answered Apr 15 '13 by Affable Geek
seem to violate the notion that "Behold, the Lord your God is One" to Trinitarians. Understand, the Trinity is itself a paradox, but it is the best formulation we have. In the classic formulation of … the Trinity, God the Father ("YHWH") and God the Son (Jesus) are one essence but different persons. As the Athansian Creed puts it: ... we worship one God in Trinity, and Trinity in Unity; Neither …
answered Nov 24 '14 by Affable Geek
The problem that you run into is John 1 - in which it says of Jesus, that by him all things were made, and there is nothing that was made that He didn't make. This is why the Nicene Creed is so carefu …
answered May 23 '12 by Affable Geek
I am going to break this sentence into its constituent parts. The conditional: [Sin], Having lost its traditional moorings in the doctrine of creation, Here in the conditional, the author cor …
answered Aug 11 '13 by Affable Geek
contentious, and the truth is there is no satisfactory analogy, because there is no terrestrial equivalent. The tricky balance of the Trinity is to maintain the distinct personhood of the Three …
answered Feb 2 '12 by Affable Geek
The theological term here is kenosis From Phillipians 2:6-7 though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself ... In short, Jesus gave …
answered Jan 22 '12 by Affable Geek

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