Latter-day saints reject the doctrines of the trinity as taught by most christian churches today then the lds church cannot be christian the problem with this argument is that the major doctrines under attack are amazingly similar in the earliest period of the christian church, it is difficult to see a distinction being made between. The trinitarians problem is they don't consider the concept that their bible can and is slanted towards the trinity belief so they will provide you with all the slanted proof they have, while ignoring how jesus spoke about his father as a separate person and that he was in subjection to. Critics of christianity often assert that the doctrine of the trinity is illogical or contradictory, but this claim usually comes down to a misunderstanding of the trinity or a refusal to deal with the distinctions between being and person there is no logical problem with the assertion that god is one being existing in three distinct persons.
It isn’t really an old testament problem, not surprising that the jews have never had a doctrine of the trinity of binity or anything else there is not a great deal of convincing evidence for a doctrine of the trinity in the old testament. Jehovah’s witnesses and the trinity: a christian perspective home jehovah’s witnesses and the trinity: a christian perspective, may 27, 1994 april 24, 2015 the trinity is a difficult concept to grasp, because we are finite beings trying to explain an infinite god who is beyond our understanding. The new international dictionary of new testament theology points out that “primitive christianity did not have an explicit doctrine of the trinity such as was subsequently elaborated in the creeds of the early church” (colin brown, editor, vol 2, 1976, “god,” p 84. Christianity: christianity, major religion, stemming from the life, teachings, and death of jesus of nazareth in the 1st century ce it has become the largest of the world’s religions and, geographically, the most widely diffused learn about the history of christianity, its doctrines, and the major christian traditions.
The trinity christians believe that god is a trinity of persons, each omnipotent, omniscient and wholly benevolent, co-equal and fully divine there are not three gods, however, but one god in three persons: father, son and holy spirit claims about christ’s divinity are difficult to reconcile with the christian doctrine that there is. The shack creatively addresses a relevant and difficult issue of god and the problem of evil young answers the problem of god and evil with the free will argument, which states that god created people with the free will to commit evil. Recently i and andrew ivanchenko created an article about trinity, more precisely, about invalid understanding of this concept by non-christians usually this misunderstanding leads to many problems in the dialogue. The only problem is that modalism isn't true but it is a quick overview of what these pages cover the early christian explanation of the trinity the christian writers of the second and third century claimed that their doctrine was taught by the apostles i will do a good job, and this will be easy to understand that's a difficult. The doctrine of the trinity is one of christianity’s most central, distinctive, and profoundly mysterious claims, and so it is hardly surprising that it often comes under attack by critics on all sides.
A difficult but fundamental concept within christianity, the trinity is the belief that god is three separate persons but is still a single god other ways of referring to the trinity are the. Over the years, christians have come up with a number of metaphors and images to attempt to explain the trinity some are more successful than others. Understanding the trinity atheists and muslims often criticise the christian concept of the trinity as contradictory, meaningless or false in this article, peter s williams counters these criticisms, approaching the issue from the perspective of a philosopher.
To many non-christians, and some christians, it is difficult to see the difference between the christian st christopher and the greek god hermes or the roman god mercury, both of whom were supernatural patron protectors of travellers. The trinity presents a difficult problem for christians to explain to non-believers god is composed of three different beings, but one cannot be seen the bible states that the three forms of god are: the father, the son and the holy spirit, and all three are equivalent in power. Question: what does the bible teach about the trinity answer: 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.
It adds: “at all times, it has been difficult to explain to unschooled christians why the christian god is still one god and not three gods” “the doctrine of the trinity is one of the more difficult problems of christian theology. If the trinity is difficult to explain and understand by humans, then i am reminded of this text: “god is not a god of confusion”—1 corinthians 14:33, revised standard version (rs) where is the historical evidence that the early christians believed in the trinity.
Is god a trinity by george l johnson the belief that god is one substance, yet three persons, is one of the central doctrines of mainstream christianity the concept of the trinity is believed by most professing christians, whether catholic or protestant whether or not god is a trinity clear explanation difficult. Q&a for committed christians, experts in christianity and those interested in learning more or his attempt to solve the problem of evil it is trinity theodicy asked feb 27 at 20:12 what i am saying is that the prophets have a tendency to speak like god in the first person which can make it difficult to use the ot when. The doctrine of the trinity poses a deep and difficult problem on the one hand, it says that there are three distinct persons—father, son, and holy spirit—and that each of these persons is god.