Trin•i•ty

Trin•i•ty

The doctrine of the Trinity is absolutely fundamental to the Christian faith. Though the term is not found in Scripture, the concept permeates every page and has been affirmed by believers in every age. The One True God has revealed Himself in the persons of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The Father is fully God, but the Father is not the Son or the Spirit. The Son is fully God, but the Son is not the Father or the Spirit. The Spirit is fully God, but the Spirit is not the Father or the Son. The Father, the Son, and the Spirit are not “parts” of God—each of them contains all the fullness and every attribute of the Godhead. The Father, the Son, and the Spirit are not “roles” that are taken up sequentially—God has always been Father, Son, and Spirit and always will be. We can never, without idolatry, separate the Oneness of God from His Threeness—they are equally ultimate truths.*
*Check out next Monday’s post for an amazing quote from the early church on this truth!
Coming up next week… Christology