The Doctrine of the Holy Trinity
The Doctrine of the Holy Trinity is the foundation of Christian theology. A proper understandng of God as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, three co-equal divine Persons eternally united in a fellowship of love, is the starting point of all Christian doctrine. The articles listed here provide, pastors, evangelists, missionaries and interested laypersons the information they need for an informed understanding of the Christian doctrine of God. Once a proper Trinitarian foundation is laid, the other important doctrines of the Christian faith can then be properly understood in the light of God's self-revelation in Scripture as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
God has not always been Creator, but God has always been a Father loving his Son! The Father-Son relationship in the unity of the Holy Spirit is the key to unlock the mystery of our own lives. Jesus reveals the Father's love for all. In Jesus, we learn that we are God's children.
To say that God is love means that God eternally exists in relationship, wherein Father, Son and Holy Spirit mutually "indwell" one another in a fellowship of love. Through the gracious outpouring of divine love, we are created to share in that fellowship.
This article traces the history of intellectual thought that was required of the early Church in order to fully articulate (i.e., "put into words") the doctrine of the Trinity. Through their careful and prayerful study of the New Testament, the early Church understood that God is Father, Son and Holy Spirit, three equal divine persons united in a communion of love.
Here is a short introduction to the most important doctrine of Christian theology.
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This fine introduction to the doctrine of the Trinity is published by Our Daily Bread Ministries. For a variety of excellent resources on Christian doctrine, belief and practice, visit their website at www.ourdailybread.org.
This important article shows how beliefs about God effect our primary relationships. The Christian belief that "God is love" encourages mututally respectful, egalitarian relationships between men and women. The Muslim view of a God of "power," who demands absolute submission, promotes unequal relationships where women are exploited by men.
Muslims claim that Christians believe in "three gods." To the contrary, Christians believe in "One God," who eternally exists in three divine Persons eternally united in a communion of love. This article is published by Our Daily Bread Ministries. For a variety of excellent resources on Christian doctrine, belief and practice, visit their website at www.ourdailybread.org.
Critics complain that the word "Trinity" is not in the Bible. However, the Bible teaches that the "one God" of the Christian faith has revealed himself in theNew Testament as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. This fine article is graciously provided by our friends at Grace Communion International. For other excellent educational resources, please visit their website at www.gci.org.
Jesus came to reveal the Father's love. In Jesus, we learn that God is love.
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Here is our first teaching manual for pastors, church leaders and serious students. This 32-page manual gives you a solid foundation in the most important doctrine of the Christian faith. All Christian teaching must be based on God's self-revelation as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Human beings are created "in the image of God." God is Father, Son and Holy Spirit, three equal but distinct persons united in a fellowship of love. The doctrine of the Trinity provides the basis for a Christian view of human relationships, including marriage, family, community, tribe, nation and church.
Not only did Jesus come into the world to save sinners; he also came to reveal to a confused world the heavenly Father who loves us and claims us as his children. In Jesus, we learn that God is love. In Jesus, God has reconciled all things to himself, healing our brokeness, forgiving our sins and restoring the relationship that was broken by sin. This booklet is published by our friends at Grace Communion International. See their website at www.gci.org.
Bwana asifiwe! We are delighted to promote this fine booklet, published by our friends at Grace Communion International. This is the Kiswahili translation of their excellent booklet, "The God Revealed in Jesus Christ." We encourage our pastors, evangelists and missionaries in east Africa to read and study this important work. Barakiwa!
This lengthy article includes material from several articles included here.