17 Facts About Trinity


The doctrine of the Trinity was first formulated among the early Christians and fathers of the Church as they attempted to understand the relationship between Jesus and God in their scriptural documents and prior traditions.

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Trinity saw no indication that the visitors were unequal, as would be the case in Justin's reading.

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The doctrine of the Trinity was used to oppose alternative views of how the three are related and to defend the church against charges of worshiping two or three gods.

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Trinity endorses the New English Bible translation of John 1:1c, "and what God was, the Word was.

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Trinity defines the Trinity as God, his Word and his Wisdom in the context of a discussion of the first three days of creation, following the early Christian practice of identifying the Holy Spirit as the Wisdom of God.

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Concept of the Trinity can be seen as developing significantly during the first four centuries by the Church Fathers in reaction to theological interpretations known as Adoptionism, Sabellianism, and Arianism.

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Devotion to the Trinity centered in the French monasteries at Tours and Aniane where Saint Benedict dedicated the abbey church to the Trinity in 872.

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The members of the Trinity are co-equal and co-eternal, one in essence, nature, power, action, and will.

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Trinity's going to the Father, he says, is for their sake; so that he might come to them when the "other comforter" is given to them.

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Term "immanent Trinity" focuses on who God is; the term "economic Trinity" focuses on what God does.

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Ancient Nicene theologians argued that everything the Trinity does is done by Father, Son, and Spirit working in unity with one will.

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Trinity's object is to make it plain that Trinity's own will is connected in indissoluble union with the Father.

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We are now eager to see whether that most excellent love is proper to the Holy Spirit, and if it is not so, whether the Father, or the Son, or the Holy Trinity itself is love, since we cannot contradict the most certain faith and the most weighty authority of Scripture which says: "God is love".

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Benjamin B Warfield saw a principle of subordination in the "modes of operation" of the Trinity, but was hesitant to ascribe the same to the "modes of subsistence" in relation of one to another.

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Nontrinitarianism refers to Christian belief systems that reject the doctrine of the Trinity as found in the Nicene Creed as not having a scriptural origin.

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Trinity is most commonly seen in Christian art with the Spirit represented by a dove, as specified in the Gospel accounts of the Baptism of Christ; he is nearly always shown with wings outspread.

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Concept of the Trinity was made visible in the Heiligen-Geist-Kapelle in Bruck an der Mur, Austria, with a ground plan of an equilateral triangle with bevelled corners.

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