What does the Bible teach about the Trinity? The most difficult thing about the Christian concept of the Trinity is that there is no way to perfectly and completely understand it.
Related Media Introduction Because the word trinity is never found in the Bible some wonder about whether this is a biblical doctrine or not, but the absence of a term used to describe a doctrine does not necessarily mean the term is not biblical.
The issue is, does the term accurately reflect what the Scripture teaches? In reality, due to the incomprehensible nature of the truth this term reflects, some believe it is a poor word to describe exactly what the Bible teaches us about this truth concerning God.
The goal is to investigate the facts of Scripture so one can see from the process of investigation presented in this study just what the Bible teaches us about how God exists. Historically, the church has believed that He exists in Holy Trinity or Triunity.
The tri-personality of God is exclusively a Christian doctrine and a truth of Scripture. It is this doctrine that will be investigated in what follows. Our purpose, then, is to demonstrate that the doctrine of the trinity triunity of the Godhead is another biblical revelation that teaches us more about the nature of God or how He exists.
It lies outside the realm of natural reason or human logic. Walter Martin points out: No man can fully explain the Trinity, though in every age scholars have propounded theories and advanced hypotheses to explore this mysterious Biblical teaching.
But despite the worthy efforts of these scholars, the Trinity is still largely incomprehensible to the mind of man. Perhaps the chief reason for this is that the Trinity is a-logical, or beyond logic.
It, therefore, cannot be made subject to human reason or logic. Because of this, opponents of the doctrine argue that the idea of the Trinity must be rejected as untenable. The ultimate issue as always is, does the biblical evidence support the doctrine of the Trinity or tri-personality of God?
If biblical evidence supports it, we can know it is true. Comprehending it is another matter.
In Isaiah, God tells us about this and says: It follows from all this that we cannot and should not expect to understand the Bible exhaustively.
If we could, the Bible would not be divine but limited to human intelligence. A very important idea comes out of this, something over which many non-Christians and even Christians stumble: Since the Bible is an infinite revelation, it often brings the reader beyond the limit of his intelligence.
As simple as the Bible is in its message of sin and of free salvation in Christ, an incredible subtlety and profundity underlies all its doctrines. Even a child can receive Christ as his Savior, thereby appropriating the free gift of eternal life.
Yet no philosopher has more than scratched the surface regarding the things that happened at the Cross. The Bible forces any reader to crash into the ceiling of his own comprehension, beyond which he cannot go until he sees the Lord face-to-face.
Moses expressed this to us in Deuteronomy It is the Greek word musterion and refers to what was previously hidden, but is now revealed to us through the revelation of the Word 1 Cor. Sometimes it is used simply of that which God makes known through His revelation to man which man could not know on his own 1 Cor.
The Apostle Paul wrote: Such, Paul said, was the contrast between the imperfect time in which he then wrote and the perfect time which awaited him and the church when the partial reflection of the present would give way to the splendor of perfect vision.
Then Paul would see God cf. Then partial knowledge cf.Bible Crafts and Activities For Sunday School How to Make Crafts and Activities Relating to Bible Themes: Race, Running, Salvation, Samson, Samuel, Season, Sin, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, Sheep, I am Special, and Special Abilities (Talents).
But the declaration of God's idea of our lives, of what he wishes and purposes for us, and of his design in fashioning us, is truly sublime, and should fill us with genuine "self-reverence." In the verses before us, by a magnificent feat of inspired imagination, St.
Paul describes this idea and the method by which God is working it out.
Still haven't made up your mind about God? Not really sure what you believe? Spend the next seven days exploring the Bible and see what God reveals to you about his true nature. This is your opportunity to read the story for yourself and decide what you believe. The idea of God is too important for you to still be undecided.
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Poems & Songs. Printables. Conceptions of God in each and every person has the potential to become God, this idea or concept of God is perceived as internal rather than external. The All is also an allusion to the observer created universe. rather than man being a creation of "god".
In his book, The Satanic Bible, the Satanist's view of god is described as the. If an idea in the Bible (assuming it is clearly taught) does not conform to our human reason, our reason must be subordinated to the clear revelation of God.
(2) The danger of one extreme or the other.