Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Is the Trinity an Easy Doctrine?

Does the Bible teach the doctrine of the Trinity? Would it be naive to think the Trinity is easy to show from Scripture? Does Scripture expressly teach God is "one Being in three inseparable Persons: Father, Son, & Holy Spirit?" Does it teach this clearly? Yes! Yes! and with unequivocal passion I proclaim with resounding gusto, YES! Well, yes...., with one qualification; It is easy for us because we're living on this side of the Nicene council! The controversy concerning the Doctrine of the Trinity raged for years in the early church and has experienced a resurgence with folks who would discount the ecumenical creeds and confessions of faith with a flip of the wrist. Hence the comeback of such Arian heretics like the Jehovah's Witnesses, etc. It is not wise to cut off the branch from which we sit. Are you aware of Athanasius?...
(Painting of Athanasius of Alexander 293-373 A.D.)

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