The bible itself disproves the theory that the three entities, God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit are three separate beings, operating together to bring the will of God to the world. Examining the first chapter and verse of the Gospel according to John, Trinitarians believe “The Word” is Jesus. One must remember this is simply an interpretation, or a version of the original text. Another statement in the text is chapter 10 verse 30, in which Jesus say’s “The Father and I are one”, furthering the claim that both Jesus and God the Father are one being. This saying, taken literally doesn’t make sense.
The statements of faith that we will look at closely will be: the trinity, God the father, Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit and the Bible but also giving a overview of the other statements of faith. The Trinity: Godfirst church, believe that there is one infinite and eternal God who happens to exist in three different and distinct persons. The father, the son and the Holy Spirit, each one being God, the church hold onto the doctrine of One God. The One God that exists as the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit, this statement of truth is foundation and important for all Christians to believe. (Matt.3:
The God in biblical Scripture is a God who comes down and speaks to people and commune with them. He is not a God who stands off and doesn't hear, speak or communicate, such as the Greek gods did. "The gods of ancient Greek and Roman mythology were personal, but they were not infinite. They had weaknesses and frequent moral failures, even petty rivalries. Furthermore, deism portrays a God who is infinite, but was not personal and removed from their people" (p. 167).
He is a member of the Trinity and one in essence with the Father and the Son. This shows clearly that He is equal with them both in power. He is no less or no more that one God in three in this regard. But, though He is equal with the other two persons, when it comes to redemption there is an order. This is known as the economic Trinity and this brings us to a question of distinction.
It is thus through the Holy Spirit that the power, love and authority of God is manifested within the believer and their life’s. (Muehlenberg, 2013) In the Word of God or in other words the Bible or Scriptures the One and only God in Christian terms has shown Himself in three different ways (Muehlenberg, 2013): “as the Father, as the Son, and as Holy Spirit.” (Muehlenberg, 2013) In the Bible all godly names and characteristics are credited in the same way to God the Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The term “Son of God” is to be assumed in a transcendent, not a physical, sagacity. (Muehlenberg, 2013) Jesus Christ is the everlasting Son of God. (Muehlenberg,
It does not make any religious claim nor theological claim. Christian experience of God existing in threefold form is a topic of high philosophical interest. In a broader perspective, there seems to have two extreme approaches towards the Trinity: neglecting the trinity arguing that it is self contradictory doctrine (as a result rejection) and avoiding any rational understanding of it stating that it is a mystery
CHAPTER III Comparison and Analysis of the Other Competitive Conceptions of a Triune God This chapter has two major concerns. The first concern is to present the arguments in favour of Swinburne’s concept of a triune God as well as to make a reasonable response to the challenges posited to Swinburne by two all time great Philosophers of the Christian world, namely Augustine and Thomas Aquinas. The second concern is to compare and analyze Swinburne’s concept of a triune God with other competing conceptions of the selected Christian philosophers of the present era. This second part examines only the three-self theories which advocate that three centres of self consciousness in the Trinity. It is to be noted at the very outset, these scholars
For instance, Ludwig wrote a hymn affirming that God is one person, not three persons. Church and State Anabaptists advocated the total separation of church and state. This idea distinguished them from all other forms of Christianity in their day. Anabaptists held this position because they were the only group who never had an opportunity to gain political power. They found no example in the New Testament for merging church and state.
Some of these similarities include they both believe in the Triune God, meaning three persons in one; the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. They both believe that Jesus died for the sins of all and that and as a result of this all men have access to salvation. However, although they have similarities,
Argument for the existence of god is being proposed in several ways. Some based on science while some are about personal experience and some on philosophical arguments such as ontological arguments, first cause arguments, arguments based on deign, moral arguments. Each of these support conception. Ontological argument say that if you inculcate the idea of god , we can see him . There is a saying that “Nothing comes from Nothing but something comes from something”.