The Trinity

God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit are one God but three Persons. That is Bible-taught truth — but it doesn't mean we can understand it.

Day One: The Trinity in the Bible
The most difficult thing about the Christian concept of the Trinity is that there is no way to perfectly and completely understand it. The Trinity is a concept that is impossible for any human being to fully understand, let alone explain...
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For more, see: "The comfort of the Trinity"

Day Two: Tritheism
The doctrine of the Trinity is at the very center of the Christian faith. That God is triune in nature is affirmed not only in Scripture but also in the early ecumenical creeds of the church—specifically, Nicaea (A.D. 325) and Constantinople (A.D. 381)...
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Day Three: The Economic Trinity
The Trinity is one of the most complex concepts in the Bible and nigh inexplicable. We know that God is One (Deuteronomy 6:4), and we know that He exists in Three Persons (Matthew 28:19). It is a paradox, but that is the reality of who God is...
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Day Four: The Ontological Trinity
In their discussion of the Trinity, theologians have developed a number of terms to help explain, as precisely as possible, what God is like. When someone speaks of the "ontological Trinity," it is in reference to the nature of God...
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Day Five: Subordination in the Trinity
It may sound strange to speak of subordination within the Trinity. After all, Jesus and the Father are "one." Subordination makes us think of a lower rank or a subservient position. To understand how there can be subordination in the Trinity, it is important to understand that there are different types of subordination...
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For more, see: "Tripping over the Trinity"

Day Six: The Plural God of Genesis
Genesis 1:26 says, "Then God said, 'Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground'"...
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Published 10-25-16