T Is Common For People To Doubt The Trinity Of God Because

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t is common for people to doubt the Trinity of God because the word “Trinity” itself does not occur in the Bible. It is reasonable to think a concept that is so important to the Christian faith would have a formal definition included as a Bible verse so that it can be learned and memorized. In spite of the fact that there is not a verse that defines the word “Trinity”, the Bible does clearly show that God exists as three equal persons as God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. The Old Testament constantly insists that there is only one God who must be worshipped and loved as the only God. The New Testament agrees. I think the concept of God being the Father is easy for Christians and peoples of other religions to accept…show more content…
The Old Testament descriptions of God are applied to Jesus by both Matthew (Matt 3:3, Isa. 40:3) and John (John 12:41, Isa. 6:1). Jesus’ disciples were convinced He was God because he possessed the attributes of God: Life (John 1:4), Self-existence (John 5:26), Immutability (Heb. 13:8), Truth (John 14:6), Love (I John 3:1), Holiness Luke 1:35), Eternity (John 1:1), Omnipresence (Matt. 28:20), Omniscience (Matt. 9:4), Omnipotence (Matt. 28:18). Dr. Wallace’s textbook also provides examples in Scripture where a) the works of God are ascribed to Jesus (John 1:3, Col. 1:17), b) honor and worship due only to God is given to Jesus (John 5:23, Rom. 10:9, Heb. 1:6, Phil. 2:10-11, Rev. 5:12-14, and c) Jesus’ name is associated with that of God on an equal basis (Matt. 28:19, I Cor. 1:3, II Cor. 13:14, John 5:23, John 14:1, Col. 3:1, John 5:18). Jesus promised to send a helper to carry on His work. The promised Helper was the Holy Spirit. From the start He was recognized as the third divine Person, as one who receives honor due only to God (I Cor. 3:16) and is associated as an equal to God (Matt. 28:19, II Cor. 13:14). Peter said in Acts 5:3-4 that to lie to the Holy Spirit is to lie to God. The Holy Spirit also has God’s attributes ascribed to Him, such as Life (Rom. 8:2), Truth (John 16:13), Love (Rom. 15:30), Holiness (Eph. 4:30), Eternity (Heb. 9:14),

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