Do You Believe in the Trinity?

@ByronEA (109)
United States
May 11, 2010 12:26am CST
I know most Christians will say "Yes". Most have been raised believing in it. I, however, was raised as a Unitarian. When I got resaved a few months ago (I went through a long atheist phase- yeah, let's not go there. lol) I kept my unitarian faith. However, I have been challenged a few times by fellow Christians as to my theology regarding Christ. And I am starting to see things more in a Trinitarian light, but I am not quite there yet. Can you help me understand the Trinity? What is your understanding of the doctrine? Thanks in advance for all help! :)
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@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
11 May 10
Give me some time Byron, I am looking into something for you from a good friend of mine. So you never believed? I suspected but didn't know for sure, which is why I am asking for help. For myself, I was raised to believe it, and find it more of a faith thing than a solid proof thing. Also, keep praying about it, G♥d will show you the way if you are searching..
@ByronEA (109)
• United States
11 May 10
I believed in Jesus Christ as the Messiah, the Son of the Living, our Passover Lamb. Just not God himself. Nowhere does the Bible say that acknowledging Jesus as God is essential to salvation. I found a comment to a trinity blog post most helpful. But mylot won't let me paste the address. But his point was pretty much that God created everything in nature to be trinities. The universe has 3 aspects to it: Space, time, and matter. All 3 are distinct, but without any one the whole does not exist. Likewise, space is length, width, and height. Time is past, present, and future. Matter, at its most basic level, is electrons, neutrons, and protons. I do not understand the trinity any better than I did before. but this has at least shown me that God created the universe to contain trinities, so perhaps he himself is one.... Love, Byron
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• United States
11 May 10
I haven't heard from my friend yet, but I sure she will have something for you. Your comment about other things there are three, another one, though not really the same is man himself. Body,soul and spirit. And we are made in His image..It is hard to understand in the natural and even today I can't explain it to others. For me it is a faith thing and I just believe. Keep praying Byron, I will pray for you also..:)
@ByronEA (109)
• United States
12 May 10
When you do get it, please post it here so we can all see it. :) Thank you!!!
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• India
13 May 10
Yes, I do believe in 'Trinity'. I believe in it not simply because I was raised believing in it but because I reasoned and then came to conclusion that the 'Trinity' principle is true. The Bible though does not speak explicitly about 'Trinity' doctrine. However, it repeatedly mentions about God the Father, Son of God, and Holy Spirit. Besides, the principle of ‘Trinity’ is visible in all things. Anything, which generates, must organize itself, and then finally it is disciplined for giving it an everlasting quality. A forest comes into being by itself. Men organize it into a garden. Then to maintain it as a garden the gardener must pull out the weeds, and plant new saplings. This is just one example I have given. However, this principle you will observe in all God's creation, even in continental drift. The principle of 'Trinity' is not limited to Christianity alone. There is a 'Hindu Trinity' as well. There the 'Brahma', the creator or the generator, came as his own avatar 'Vishnu' and then finally came as 'Shiva' to destroy or discipline.
@redhotpogo (3979)
• United States
11 May 10
I don't think anyone really understands the trinity. I've never had anyone explain it to me successfully. I know there is Jesus (Son of God), God, and the Holy Spirit. From what I read in the bible they are one, but I'm not quite sure what is meant by one. Literally one, or metophorically one.