The Doctrine Of The Triune God Is Absent From The Scriptures

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There are many who insist that the doctrine of the Triune God is absent from the scriptures. This claim often suggests that Trinitarian doctrine is a mere innovation by the Church in later times rather than a real and solid foundation for Christianity. In the Orthodox Church, the scripture plays an extremely important role. While it is not the only tool that the Church uses, it is a vital part of the Church’s Tradition. In the Johannine and Pauline writings, we see a Trinitarian theology that is very similar to the doctrine held by the Church today. While there is a clear distinction and uniqueness to each of the persons of the Trinity, it also clear that the authors’ intentions are to show their equality.
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This indicates that the Word being eternal chose by His own will to become like his creation. His initial nature wasn’t human like us, but rather He chose to dwell among us and to become a light for a humanity that was blinded by darkness. Therefore, this theme of eternity directly equates Him with the God.
In the second verse of the prologue, the author points out that the Word was essential in the story of creation. This idea of active participation by the Son with the Father is later reiterated, “But Jesus answered them, “My Father has been working until now, and I have been working.” Therefore the Jews sought all the more to kill Him, because He not only broke the Sabbath but also said that God was His Father, making Himself equal with God (John 5:17-18). Not only does he call God his Father which confuses those present around him, he also equates His work with that of the Father’s. In doing so he proves that His work is as significant to the Father’s and that it is done with the same intention. This statement comes in the context of healing a man on the Sabbath. In doing so Jesus is making it perfectly clear that his mission is to heal. He is not bound by what people may incorrectly perceive as the breaking of God’s commandment. He then continues to explain to them that the Father and the Son work together in a synergy that is founded on love (John 5:19-2). Again, the point is made perfectly clear that the Son is to be held in the same honor as the

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