The Debate Concerning The Trinity

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Trinity Heresies
The debate concerning the Trinity has been a constant debate throughout history. This debate has continued on through modern day. As we study the different opinions and beliefs on God the Father and His Son, we can see a pattern were the Trinity is not fully understood by many. In this paper, I will discuss The Arian Controversy. I will describe what Arius believed concerning God and His Son. Then I will share my thoughts and facts that will show what Arius taught was not correct.
The Bible has so much information about God and his Son. There really should not be any confusion or controversy over who they are and how they function. But we would be living in a fairy tale land if everyone agreed on this subject. “There is no …show more content…

Now that we have some understanding of what Arius was teaching. I will now begin to defend against his view of God and the Son. Let’s begin with addressing that fact that the Son was not a creature. The Son was God in the flesh. He walked upon earth to spread the gospel and bring salvation to a sinful world. The prophet Isaiah even writes about the Son before he was born. “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6). The Son was more than flesh, he was the fullness of God. Let’s look at the subject of creation. Arius believes that the Son did not exist during creation. I tend to disagree with his observation. “Jesus Christ is viewed as the creator and the savior of humanity and nature” (Langdon, 2015, p. 455). Since God and the Son are one and can’t be divided, then He would have to be present at creation. I believe that the Son and the Holy Spirit both have been with God since the beginning. According to John 1:1-2, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning”. This verse alone is pretty clear on the fact that the Son was with God during creation. The last statement I will address concerning Arius’s teachings, will be that the Son is changeable. According to Arius, “the Word has a

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