Use of Scripture in the Development of the Doctrine5
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Doctrine of the Trinity
Trinity is a dogmatic term in Christianity, which states that God is the God of triple and exists as three persons while remaining one being. This paper aims to expound the doctrine of Trinity. Since the commencement of the third century, the Trinity doctrine began to formulate. According to it, the God is present in the form of three Persons and as one essence: the Son, the Father, and Holy Spirit (Girzone, 2002). The belief in the Trinity is confessed by all the churches including Catholic, Orthodox, and all major religion growing out of the mainstream of the Reformation, such as Lutheranism, Presbyterianism, Calvinism, Methodism, and Anglicanism. The dogma of the Trinity is thus considered "the central truth of the faith of Christian theology.
According Antitrinitarian, Trinity does not exist, partly because there is no information about it in the Bible. There is no revelation of the Trinity in the texts of the Old Testament. In the New Testament, there is no stereotyped creed. While many New Testament texts are quite commonly taken as a Trinitarian argument, but according to them, these are the verses of the triple model (enumeration) and not Trinitarian.
Triassic word does not occur both in the New Testament and the Nicene Creed. The first formulation of the dogma of the Trinity created since the beginning of the third century, and this classic creed is developed only at the end of the fourth. The very name of the Trinity is fixed only at the Synod of Alexandria (dating back to 362 years), after the adoption of Holy Spirit. According to some scholars, the doctrine of Nice, recognizing Christ as equal with the Father, exaggerated his divinity, and diminished its importance as Savior and Messiah.
According to some critics of the dogma of the Trinity, the doctrine of the Trinity of Christianity arose as a result of entering the teachings of the Church's conception of Greek philosophers such as Plato, who lived several centuries before Christ (Griggs, 2007). As a result of clerical procedures, which inclined to attract unbelievers to the Roman world, some of these concepts gradually became part of the beliefs. Eventually, this led to the recognition of the view that the Son and Holy Spirit are equal to the Father. Critics also complain that the doctrine of the Trinity was the result of more political than theological.
The primary sources for learning about the Holy Trinity are the words of Jesus in the Gospel. In the Gospel, Jesus refers himself as the Son of God, who remains in union with the Father and promises the apostles for sending the Holy Spirit. His last command was given to pupils was about baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit" (Matthew 28:19 NIV).
The doctrine of the Trinity is the recognition of dogmatic revelation made ??by Jesus of Nazareth in the New Testament. It worked out over centuries of Christian theology. Triune God is regarded as an impenetrable mystery to the human ...