Comparison Of The Father, The Son, And The Holy Spirit

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“In the name of the Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit”. These words characterize a Christian and Catholic mass. Through mass, when beginning or ending a prayer, each member of the church makes the sign of the cross and mutters these famous words. The Father, The Son, The Holy Spirit. For centuries, Christians have debated the relationship between the three within the Trinity. The most common belief among Christians is that the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are three entities apart of one entirety. The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are one celestial being. From the beginning of time, God has been known as the Creator, the Father. In the first book of the Bible, Genesis, God creates “the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1). …show more content…
Beginning in the fourth century, Christians began to question the differences and similarities of the Trinity. Many Christians remain confused on how to explain and understand the Trinity. In 325, a priest, Arius, declared that God and Jesus could not be the same being. He argued that the “Father was really ‘God’ because he was eternal and uncaused” while Jesus was “not ‘God’ in the full sense of the term” (The Churches Creed). Arius argued that both beings are powerful and god-like but Jesus is not as ‘God’ and the Father is. The reasoning behind this statement is that Jesus was born and died and therefore could not be ‘God’. Because of Arius’ assertions, a group of bishops met in Nicaea to discuss Arius’ theology. Many believes condemned Arius and wrote a creed establishing the Trinity, this would later be adopted by the church and said at every …show more content…
One side of explaining the Trinity is Modalism. Modalism declares that God is one person, one being in three different costumes ( Kidd, “The Trinity”). However, with God wearing costumes of the Son and Holy Spirit, it diminishes the holiness of the other two entities as well as God’s existence. As a being wearing costumes, this ideology gives the idea that God is playing dress up instead of acting as an all powerful being. On the other hand Tritheism states that God, Jesus and the holy Spirit are in fact, three different gods (Kidd, “The Trinity”). Obviously this ideology cannot fit within Christian doctrine since the First Commandment only allows for one God; it is a monotheistic religion. Because of the flaws within these two ideologies, Christians must find an in between explanation for the

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