Tag Archives: Credo

No “Trinity” in the Bible?

Question:  If God is really a Trinity, then why is the word “trinity” not found in the Bible?

Answer:  A common argument against the doctrine of the Trinity is that the very word “trinity” is not found in the Bible.  This is often used by Jehovah’s Witnesses.  Yet they are not alone.  You hear this line of reasoning quite often from various sources.

Now we admit that the word “trinity” is not found in the Bible.  It is a post-biblical word coined by Christian writers.  However, the concept of the Trinity is definitely found in Scripture.  In fact, a careful study of both Old and New Testaments reveals a wealth of Bible passages that present the Trinity to us.  It is a solidly biblical concept.

Using a term such as “Trinity” for describing the Godhead came about because as the early followers of Christ examined the Scriptures, they were confronted with the reality that God is both One and Three.  For centuries they struggled with how to understand this truth.  In their attempts to discuss and explain the nature of the Deity, they developed a vocabulary that while not found in the Bible is still firmly rooted in the Sacred Writings. Continue reading

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Credo: I Believe

Is there a place in today’s postmodern society for absolutes?  The question itself is self-contradictory, considering the fact that by definition postmodernism admits the existence of no absolutes.  However, though this is theoretically an oxymoronic proposition, in the reality of daily life it is all too relevant a question.  Allow me to explain. Continue reading