The Is A Mystery That Our Understanding And Position About God

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Introduction:

“From the Latin language comes the term E Pluribus Unum, which means "out of many, one." It’s also more loosely translated as "one from many." E Pluribus Unum refers to the fact that the United States was formed as a cohesive single nation as the result of the thirteen smaller colonies joining together.” (Headley) However, the term “trinity” conveys the same understanding to give one single term to express the plurality of one God manifested in three persons. In our world today we have many different religious views when it comes to our understanding and position about God. Many religious groups believe that God’s self-revelation of himself is a mystery that’s beyond our human comprehension. We as Christians need to take the time to peel back the surface of scriptures to find that our God has provided a clear understanding of himself. While the term “trinity” does not appear in the Bible it’s a term that has become widely accepted as the one word to express the plurality of God. In this paper I will discuss how a Trinitarian God differ from a monotheistic god, the implications of each type of god, and how in the Trinity we find unity, diversity, and community.

I. The Trinitarian God vs The Monotheistic god
“Trinity is the root word of trinitarian, which is a used to express the doctrine of the unity of God as subsisting in three distinct Persons. This word is derived from the Greek word “trias” was first used by Theophilus (A.D. 168 A.D. - 183 A.D.), or…
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