God, The Son And The Holy Spirit

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The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit; this is one of the biggest mysteries of Christianity. How do three persons, each of which contains all of the divine attributes of the others including, omnipotence, omniscience and eternality among others, be one and at the same time be individuals? The issue at hand is; does biblical evidence support the doctrine of the Trinity? The doctrine of the Trinity distinctively marks and sets Christianity apart from other religions. Comprehending this is an issue all to itself. John Wesley said, “Bring me a worm that can comprehend a man, and then I will show you a man that can comprehend the triune God.” While understanding the Trinity fully may not be possible, it is possible for Christian’s to gain a solid understanding of what it means for God to be three in one. This paper will attempt to provide that understanding of what the Trinity is and why it is important to Christians. Definition of the Trinity Webster’s dictionary defines trinity as: “The union of three persons (the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost) in one Godhead, so that all the three are one God as to substance, but three persons as to individuality.” There are several synonyms that are used also including, triunity, trine, triality. The word “trinity” of course is formed from “tri,” which means three, and “nity,” which means unity. Some consider Triunity to be a better term to use than “trinity” when describing the Godhead, because it better expresses the
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