Essay about The Doctrine Behind The Holy Trinity

1018 Words Dec 16th, 2015 5 Pages
I remember when I was little I used to say the trinitarian formula before and after every prayer I said, before meals, before bed, when I woke up, I would end up saying “In the name of the father, the son, and the holy spirit…” about 12 times in a day. Now despite this relentless repetition I didn’t really understand exactly what I was saying. It was only until I was in about 8th grade when I began to understand the doctrine behind the Holy Trinity. Along with this initial understanding, I have gained a new knowledge of it in this class. We’ve learned that the three persons posses one nature which is God. The persons, The Father, The Son, and the Holy Spirit all coexist, and were never really created for they simply exist, yet are said to have an order of which they came. This order is That God the Father did not create, but willed the second person, the Son, into existence, and it was through the breath of this love that the third person, the holy spirit came to be.
The Son, much like man, was said to be created in the image of God, and while he is all powerful and perfect like God, he is the “Son” of God much like we are the “Adopted children” of God, yet it was not always this way. There was a time after Adam disobeyed the will of God, when man was in discord with God. During this time there were many people who were not able, and will never be able to be truly saved. These people are stuck in a sort of philosophical limbo in which they never truly get to see the fullness…

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