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The Doctrine of the Trinity



BY



Attila Varga,Dip.Mec.,C.R.S.,MBA.,Doct. Div.(Hon.)







2008

Introduction



The goal of this study is to present an introduction to the doctrine of the Trinity as well as

an exegesis of a specific passage that provides key facts which must be considered in any

systematic treatment of the Trinity. The first part of this discussion will include the definition

and importance of the doctrine, the early historical development of the doctrine, and important

theological concepts relating to this doctrine.





Trinitarianism



The doctrine of the Trinity or the Triunity of God is a unique teaching of the Christian

faith, and it is a topic which is sometimes difficult for thinking individuals to understand.

In the doctrine of the Trinity, we encounter one of the truly distinctive doctrines of

Christianity. Among the religions of the world, the Christian faith is unique in making

the claim that God is one and yet there are three who are God. In so doing, it presents

what seems on the surface to be a self-contradictory doctrine. Furthermore, this doctrine

is not overtly or explicitly stated in Scripture. Nevertheless, devout minds have been led

to it as they sought to do justice to the witness of Scripture.1



It is also true that the doctrine of the Trinity is not a product of deductive logic or

philosophical reasoning. The mind of man would never have conceived of such a doctrine. “It is

important to realize that the doctrine of the Trinity has not been given to the Church by

speculative thought. It is not an a priori concept, nor in any sense derived from pure reason.

This doctrine has come from the data of historical revelation. In the process of history God has

revealed Himself as one God, subsisting in three...

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