Different Perspectives Of The Trinitarian Doctrine

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Introduction “Would God have chosen to reveal himself to us as the one God who is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, unless he knew that this would be important to our understanding of him and of our faith? Must it not be the case that God cares greatly that we “get it,” that we see him for who he is?” This is the very heart of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit: Relationships, Roles, and Relevance, by Dr. Bruce Ware, who serves in various key facets at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. Despite the fact that this book was intended for a pastor’s conference only, to the gratitude of Ware’s secretary, we now have what one critic considers, “a thorough theological treatise that any biblical literate laymen can understand”…show more content…
Summary When reading this book, there were several things that resonated out of it as various applications in everyday life. As previously mentioned, understanding the Trinity is an essential part of the Christian faith. God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit each have an integral part in our lives. They are connected to everything we, as humans do. As Christians, our lives are called to reflect Christ and God’s glory. 1 Corinthians 10:31 states, “So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” Dr. Bruce Ware discusses how God relates to each and every facet of our lives and ministries. The Trinity consists of three what and one who. There is only one true God, who exhibits an abundance of incomprehensible qualities. Likewise each person of the Godhead has characteristics and varying roles unique to their nature, and yet unifying in terms that they are all fully and equally God. In the following sections, my hope is to illustrate what lessons can be learned from God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in light of all professions. From reading Ware’s book, it is easy to see how important a clear understanding of the doctrine of the Trinity is to us as believers, because it stands as the core of our life. Knowing who God is in light of the Trinity is essential for every facet of our life, because the characteristics can be applied in how we serve,
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