John 1:1 States that “[I]n the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. This statement is one of a few that Trinitarians believe to prove their belief in the idea of the Trinity. The Trinity is a belief that God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit are all one being. The dogmatic “doctrine” of the trinity is not taught in the bible, there are only a few passages that were wrongly interpreted that these claims are based from. 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.
It is the Spirit who applies that redemption to us. J.C Ryle says then that “The work of each of the three Persons of the Trinity is equally and entirely needful to the salvation of every saved soul.” And we then see the Spirit working in such power for the progress of God’s purpose. At creation he moved upon that created matter and gave it order. So in redemption He moves in order to bring it ever closer to its completion in the Lord Jesus. And we see Him working out our Redemption here as that Agent who brings it to fruition, for if Christ is not begotten, if Christ is not born, then there is no redemption and thus it says that “…the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee…” in Luke 1:35.
The Word of God and Revelation In the Christian world view the Bible is the Word of God and Jesus Christ the Son of God is the essential emphasis of revelation. God has shown Himself equally in the transcribed Word which is the Bible and in the mortal word which is Jesus Christ. (Muehlenberg, 2013) The Christian world view holds that Jesus Christ didn’t just bring a revelation from God the Father, but is He Himself the revelation of God. All Scripture (the entire Bible) is inspired by God, and is authoritative in all it upholds. (Muehlenberg, 2013) The New Testament canon ended of with the book of Revelation, and more statements of inspired literatures are to be excluded.
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
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,
God’s relationship with the world is thought of very differently between Catholicism and Deism. According to the Deist, “All (nature) are but parts of one stupendous Whole, Whose body Nature is, and God the soul.” The deist believes that God is literally the soul of nature. According to the Catholic Catechism of the Catholic Church, “God our Father
In Creation the Word said, “Let there be Light.” And the Spirit “moved upon the waters.” And creation was accomplished. But then the great disobedience supervened and we needed to be redeemed. In redemption the Holy Spirit provides the gift of repentance and the Word provides atonement.
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:
He explained these things to Brother Joseph in his way, out of the old Scriptures, and got Joseph to inquire, etc. He would inquire, and as mouthpiece speak out the revelations just as they had it fixed up in their hearts....according to the desires of the heart, the inspiration comes, but it may be the spirit of man that gives it.... This is the way the High Priests and the 'priesthood' as you have it, was introduced into the Church of Christ almost two years after its beginning--and after we had baptized and confirmed about two thousand souls into the church." (An Address To All Believers In Christ, by David Whitmer p. 64) "You have changed the revelations from the way they were first given and as they are today in the Book of Commandments, to support the error of Brother Joseph in taking upon himself the office of Seer to the church. You have changed the revelations to support the error of high priests.
Furthermore, they have found that sanctification, which is ascribed to all three persons of the Trinity, is both the work of God and the responsibility of His people. What is important is that sanctification is not something that people can get by human efforts, but it is God’s divine gift. Moreover, based on Philippians 2:12-13, reformed theologians believed that sanctification is continual progress. Reformed theologians argue that the scripture has two different ways of sanctification: an ongoing process and an accomplished event. In other words, it is ongoing process to reach to become God-likeness people, and it is also important to believe that God has already accomplished it for us.