The Basic Theological Ideas Regarding

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Describe your basic theological ideas regarding:
a. the Triune God

The author of Matthew asserts that Jesus ' final instructions to his disciples included the practice of baptizing "in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit." This is an explicit indication by Jesus of the Trinitarian nature of God. Throughout scripture, God is working gracefully in a loving, distinctive, and yet undivided, relationship. It is out of the tension created by this unified distinctiveness that we derive our understanding of the Trinitarian nature of God and embrace it as United Methodists. We believe it reflects "the biblical witness to God’s activity in creation, encompasses God’s gracious self-involvement in the dramas of history, and anticipates the consummation of God’s reign."
The Triunity of God is not only loving, distinctive, and yet undivided, but eternal, and co-existent. God 's triune actions cannot be separated, and none is superior or subordinate to the other. Wesley draws on Hebrews 9:14 for this understanding when he states, "How much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify our conscience from dead works to worship the living God!" According to Wesley 's Notes, this is an unmistakable indication of soteriological activity which is, thoroughly and clearly, Trinitarian. In other words, salvation is not just the work of the Son, it is the work of the entire Trinity. It is
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