The Doctrine Of The Trinity Essay

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THE DOCTRINE OF THE TRINITY IN SCRIPTURE Introduction: Thesis and Methodological Statements The doctrine of the Trinity is one of the most central and key beliefs in Christian faith. The doctrine sets Christianity apart from the non-Christian religions in the world. The word Trinity means “tri-unity”, includes the concept of three and the concept of unity. Grudem defines the doctrine of the Trinity as follows: God eternally exists as three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and each person is fully God, and there is one God. The Trinity is the one true living God of the Bible reveals himself as Father, son and holy spirit. Trinity is not a word written in scripture but revealed clearly in the Bible, includes Old testament and new testament. The goal of this paper is to demonstrate that the Trinity doctrine is coherent, logical and demanded by scripture. To this end an examination will be given to two leading positions which oppose the doctrine of the Trinity: Arianism and Modalism. Then author’s position will be stated in the later. The paper tries to show how the whole Bible teaches us God is triune. He has eternally existed as three persons, even before world’s creation. Some people oppose the Trinity argue that Trinity is just an invention of early Christian and trinity could not be found in the Old Testament. The paper will spend some space to support that trinity is also revealed in Old Testament. The scriptures in…

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