The Trinitarian Doctrine Of God

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The key to the Trinitarian doctrine is the Father-Son relationship. In Christian theology, God is symbolised as a divine Father primarily because Christ is symbolised as the divine Son. Not the other way around. The Gospel of Mark describes Jesus as the Son of man and the Son of God. The contrast and connection are dramatically portrayed in the anguish of the Gethsemane prayer where Jesus begins: “ “ Mark 14:36.The untranslated Aramaic address to the heavenly Father, abba, seems important. It marks a special relationship between Jesus and the holy One of Israel. From the Talmud and writings from first-century Antioch we learn that abba meaning “daddy” and imma meaning “mommy” were terms used by small children when speaking
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He can be grieved (Ephesians 4:30), quenched (I Thessalonians 5:19), He speaks (Acts 8:29), and He intercedes for the Saints according to the will of God (Romans 8:26). It would be unthinkable to equate all of these attributes to anyone or anything other than God. The only honest conclusion then is that the Holy Spirit is a person and is truly God.
The doctrine of Trinity is the foundation of Christianity. One cannot comprehend God’s creation, salvation, the call to community, prayer, and many other expressions of the Christian faith without it. There are several considerations that Trinitarian Theology alone can make sense of. First, the nature of God is impossible to explain apart from Trinitarian Theology. The scripture tells us that God is God from all eternity. Before anything, He was there
Richard of Saint Victor reminds us,
“Everything which is or can be either has being from eternity or begins to be in time, and again, everything which is or can be either has being from itself or it has being from something other than itself... it has been established that what holds the highest place in this universe of things cannot receive what it itself is from its inferior. Therefore some substance must exist which both holds the highest place and is from
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For the majority of Christians through ages, God has been understood to be a living communion of Three-in-One. Christian identity is grounded in this divine reality. The vast majority of Christians worldwide have literally been baptized into the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit as they entered the Christian community, the Church. In worship the vast majority of Christians pray to the father, Son, and Holy Spirit, or to the Father through the son in the Holy Spirit. Christian worship not only gives expression to the Trinitarian mystery. To a degree it reflects this mystery in its performance, and in the manner that it models many being together as one. At the heart of worship is a joyous celebration of the experience of communion. Communion is but another way to name the Trinity. Trinity calls for ecumenism, unity among diverse churches and love for one
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