The Doctrine of the Trinity

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The Doctrine of the Trinity # 7 of our Christian Tenants

This next doctrine is another major one that has to be fully believed and accepted. The Doctrine of the Trinity can be summed up in one key phrase:

One God in Three Persons

In our article titled, “The Doctrine of the Trinity,” we give you all of the major verses showing that both God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit are all God and Lord Themselves. As such, God the Father can now say that we are only dealing with one God, but one God in three separate and distinct Persons.

This particular doctrine is where you can really catch many of the other false religions that are in the world today. All of them will deny the divinity and deity of Jesus. They will say that Jesus was a great man and a great prophet, but they will never admit that He is both God and Lord Himself like God the Father and the Holy Spirit are.

Again, any denomination that does not preach and teach that Jesus Christ is both God and Lord Himself is not a true branch of Christianity and thus cannot be accepted and followed. That is why the doctrine of the Trinity is such a basic and fundamental doctrine of the Christian faith and has to be totally believed and accepted.

Bottom line on this doctrine – there is only one God, but one God in three separate, distinct Persons. This Triune Godhead is God the Father, His only begotten Son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit, with each Person of the Divine Trinity being co-eternal and co-equal.

This is part 8 of our 13 part series on the Basic Tenants of our Christian Faith.


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  1. You say that the doctrine of the trinity has to be fully believed and accepted. Where does it say that in the Bible? In John 3:16 it doesn’t say that whoever believes that Jesus is God will have ever lasting life. It says He gave His only begotten son , that whosoever believes in Him would not perish but have everlasting life. When the demons spoke to Christ they referred to Him as the son of God . I can find no place where it demands that we believe in a triun God. It just demands that we believe in the son of God and in his sacrifice on the cross that paid for our sins and gave us forgiveness.

  2. I am fairly uncomfortable with the term ‘Triune God’ or ‘Trinity’ not that I do not agree with the concept or tenet of a God who has manifested Himself in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit but that the Apostles never used either term but only referred to each as the person revealed.
    God is one and the Father, 1 God, is magnified not added to by the 1 Son Jesus Christ and both together are being poured out through the Holy Spirit who comes to us in numerous gifts and glorifies God both Father and Son via the many Fruits He bears hence instead of 1 Father + 1 Son + 1 Spirit, 3 differing Gods, the actual formula is 1 Father X 1 Son, Jesus X 1 Holy Spirit (1X1X1=1) 1 God. Or if you prefer trig formulations; the Hebrews used the number 40 to represent all that took place or represent the full number of, then; 1 God to the power of 40, well you do the math.

    • You are complex in nature. You are a spirit that possess a soul and lives in a body. Tri part yet one individual. You are a son, may be a brother, uncle, cousin, athlete, nephew, student, employee, neighbor etc. all who have distinct purposes and/or persuasions and characteristics pertaining what the task/ person yet you are one being.

  3. I’m reading the 12 tenets of Christianity and I’m trying to better understand #7, The Doctrine of the Trinity, and was hoping there would be Bible references as there are with other tenets. Can you supply Bible references for my further study? Thank you.

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