The Message

Trinity – Three Persons in One Spirit

Three Distinct Persons United In Spirit.

The word Trinity is not written in the Bible but is there. No, it is not! That is the major criticism by some who reject the word but believe its existence as the term Bible, which is also not written, but they believe it. So, is there a giant wave that hinders us from settling these differences to avoid irrational discussions without hurting those who hear the arguments?

However, it is a theological term used to describe what we see in Scripture as the revealed identity of God, as expressed in the Father, the Son (Jesus), and the Holy Spirit, the doctrine of the Trinity, which defines God as one God existing in three coequal, coeternal, coexistent, and consubstantial persons; they are three distinct persons sharing one unified singularity of one essence. Some would say the three-persons aspect defines who God is, while the one essence defines what God is.

The absence of the term “Trinity” in Scripture is also a major criticism by some who reject the term “Trinity.” However, rejection is invalid since we see this relationship exhibited in Scripture, permitting us to use a term or label as man’s best attempt to capture this Biblical truth and understand this great mystery. Yes, the Trinity is a mystery, though we observe its truth.

Again, “Trinity” is a term used to describe the Christian doctrine that God exists as a unity of three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Each of the persons is distinct from the other yet identical in essence.

The doctrine of the Trinity is strictly monotheistic, which teaches that there exists ONLY one actual/single being known as God, who is self-existent and unchangeable (No beginning and no end). In Isaiah 43:10, God said, “You are my witnesses,” says Yahweh, “With my servant whom I have chosen; that you may know and believe me, and understand that I am he. Before me, there was no God formed, and neither will there be one after me. (World English Bible), In Isaiah 44:6, This is what Yahweh, the King of Israel, and his Redeemer, Yahweh of Armies, says: “I am the first, and I am the last, and besides me, there is no God. (World English Bible). Don’t fear, neither be afraid. Haven’t I declared it to you long ago and shown it? You are my witnesses. Is there a God besides me? Indeed, there is not. I don’t know any other Rock.” Isaiah 44:8.

Bishop Joseph

Dr. Joseph Vitug, Ph.D. - Bishop Emeritus

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