The Central Statement Of Trinitarian Faith

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The Nicene Creed has been the central statement of Trinitarian faith since it was written in 381 A.D. (106). The Nicene Creed proclaims faith in each aspect of the Trinity, but for some it is hard to comprehend how Jesus could be equal to the Father. Furthermore, the concept of how each can be their own being while also existing as one is hard for many to understand. In this paper, one will see arguments for the existence of God, how God was creator and forgiver, how Jesus was also the creator and forgiver, and how the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are all one. The Bible is consistent to reveal that God is the creator, and that he has purpose for his people. He sends his son Jesus, who through claiming both son-ship and oneness with the…show more content…
In 1 John 4:19 it says, “We love because he first loved us.” Since God made the world in an act of love, people are then called to love others because of the love that they have been shown. X In the book of Genesis, one can see the way that both creation and forgiveness are reserved for God. Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God, created the heaven and the earth. Matthew Henry talked about in his commentary of first chapter of Genesis the way that God was the author and cause of this great work, and that the Godhead was at work creating the earth. “The power of God the Creator. El signifies the strong God; and what less than almighty strength could bring all things out of nothing? The plurality of persons in the Godhead, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. This plural name of God, in Hebrew, which speaks of him as many though he is one, was to the Gentiles perhaps a savour of death unto death, hardening them in their idolatry; but it is to us a savour of life unto life, confirming our faith in the doctrine of the Trinity, which, though but darkly intimated in the Old Testament, is clearly revealed in the New” (Henry, n.d.). Not long after creation Adam and Eve fell into temptation, and found themselves aware of their nakedness, hiding from God. Genesis 3:11 He said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten of the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?” God knew that they had disobeyed him and because
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