Here are standard objections and answers to them.
A prominent pastor said on global Christian television (paraphrased): “God the Father, God the Son, and God the Spirit. See? Three Gods! Right? All agree? Okay!” Not okay. We must learn about defective teachings, so we can steer clear of them.
This article covers the Arian heresy and its modern-day equivalent in the Jehovah’s Witnesses.
This is the most important and well-known verse in the Bible, but do we consider what that phrase means?
The two areas interact—God created, but his highest creation fell. Now humans need redemption. How does the Trinity accomplish this?
Here are what a few long-time professional theologians say about it. They will keep your thoughts in order—or show you how much a mystery the Trinity is!
The Father Son, and Holy Spirit appear everywhere in the New Testament, but here are five famous declarations of the three persons in the same passage.
The inner life of God is rich and plural within unity or oneness.
The illustrations must not be taken as perfect and all-revealing. Each has weaknesses. But they can still help.
It’s important to define the terms, so the rest of the doctrine of the Trinity can be clear—or clear enough.
If you want to learn the basics, this post is for you, in a convenient Q&A format.
Renewalists (Pentecostals, Charismatics and Neo-Charismatics) have a robust and biblical pneumatology (doctrine of the Spirit). The church is a living organism, and the Spirit is guiding it. But the church is made up of individual believers. The Spirit works in them too.
The Spirit was given to Jesus without limit. We too can share in this anointing, but we have to follow Jesus, or else we might run out ahead of him and minister on our own.
Renewalists believe that the Spirit has the divine nature and attributes of God. This post summarizes Scripture references and has a summary table of the attributes that the Father, Son, and Spirit share.
He is a person, and not a “force” or an “influence.” He is a “he,” not an “it.” But what is a person, anyway?
They can also be considered the names of the Spirit. It is great for Renewalists (and everyone else) to experience him. They should. But do they really know him?
These images appear in Scripture, and they reveal the Spirit’s personhood. Images help us understand him better.
The New Covenant Scriptures take over these Scriptures in the Old Covenant. But we have a better covenant and we have more anointing and power and abiding presence than the Old Covenant believers did.
He shares it with us. It means everything to your life in Christ. Let is shine on you.
It flows out of the Old Testament and expands its meaning to include the Son and the Spirit.
God shares this attribute with us, in manifesting his presence, even visibly sometimes. God’s glory can even include material prosperity. Don’t believe it?
Two natures (deity and humanity) are united in one person—the person of Jesus Christ. Let’s use the Q & A format, for clarity and conciseness.
From the Council of Chalcedon (AD 451). English, Greek, and Latin are included; discusses how the definition opposes three deficient teachings about Christ (Apollinarianism, Nestorianism, and Monophysitism) and answers the objection that the fifth-century church just made it all up.
Good question, and the answer is clear, based on one biblical truth. Other questions are included here, as well.
This post answers a series of tough questions about this vital and indispensable doctrine.
This topic is about Jesus Christ. Let’s use the Question and Answer format for clarity and conciseness.