List the bible verses where you can find the word trinity in any bible?
August 22, 2008 2:43am CST
The word 'trinity' is not in the Bible, as it is a word that was later invented by the Church to describe the Godhead as three persons in one God. The concept, however, is mentioned. There are verses saying the Father is God, verses saying that Jesus is God, and verses saying that the Holy Spirit is God, as well as verses saying there is only one true God. There are also many direct references to the Trinity such as the famous commission given by Jesus at the end of the gospel of Matthew ' ... go to people of all nations and baptize them in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit...'
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• New Zealand
22 Aug 08
I don't think so either. The Trinity is not mentioned in the Bible, and the 1st Century Christians, like the Jews before them, believe in ONE God, the creator, Jehovah. Jesus said "the Father is Greater than I am" and "I came to do, not my will, but the will of my Father." He did say He and his father were one, but he also said that his followers were also one with them, showing that by "one" he meant of one mind, one spirit. John 1:1 revers to Jesus as "a god" but not God almighty. He never claimed equality with the Creator, his father Jehovah. In Colossians chapter 1, Jesus is referred to as "the firstborn of all creation" showing that God created him first. From this one verse alone, it is obvious that Jesus is not equal to God. Jesus has the revered position of being King of God's Kingdom ("... let Your Kingdom come...") and salvation is possible only by faith in him as God's representative. However the Trinity doctrine blurs God's identity. It makes it nigh on impossible to have a relationship with Him, because the whole concept does not make sense. God wants us to know him, he wants us to have accurate knowledge of him. The Trinity is a foul doctrine because its very unfathomable nature makes people give up on the possibility of an intimate relationship with their creator. So we do NOT "have to accept" the trinity. Incidentally, did you know that trinities of godheads were common in ancient religions. The pagans who were "christianised" (I use the term loosely) in the second and third centuries brought with them their erroneous religious dogmas, and it was most likely those that prompted the church's Trinitarian teachings. They most certainly did not come from Jesus' teachings, or from the Bible.
• United States
23 Aug 08
Your right the word isn't in the bible but either is the word "rapture" or even the word "bible". That doesn't mean that there will not be a rapture (caught up) or that there isn't a bible. I believe that it's mainly due to the fact that the bible was translated from Hebrew/Greek and that some meanings in the bible there just wasn't English words for at that time. Of course, scriptures lead us to believe that there is a trinity. Matthew 19, Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. **** In the scripture above the word name is singular not plural. One name but yet three people are mentioned. 2 Corinthians 13:14, May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. These are just a few verses but there are more. . I explain it this way when teaching..... I am a wife, a mother and a daughter. In each of my roles I have different names (example: Jaime, Mommy, JJ) and I handle each "role" differently. But given all that I'm still one person... Jaime. Is it possible to have three "personalities" so to speak but still be one person.
• United States
22 Aug 08
You are right the word trinity is not to be found in the Bible. It is a word that is used to describe the nature of God, who is existent in the three persons of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. There are lots of words used to describe doctrines in the church that are not actually used in the scriptural texts.