Many people have asked the question, What does the Bible teach about the Trinity Doctrine? Some people say the Bible does not teach the Trinity Doctrine, however with a proper understanding one will see that the Bible does teach the Trinity Doctrine. The Bible teaches that there is only one God who has been revealed through 3 distinct personages known as the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The following information will help explain the Trinity Doctrine in simple terms.
Explaining the Trinity Doctrine in the Bible
- The Bible teaches that there is only one God. (Isaiah 43:10, Isaiah 44:6-8, Isaiah 45:22)
- The Bibles teaches that there is one who is called the Father (God the Father) and is identified as being God. (1 Peter 1:2)
- The Bible teaches that there is one who is called Jesus Christ and is identified as being God. (John 1:1-3&14-18, John 20:28-29, 1 John 1:1-4&5:20, Philippians 2:5-8, Revelation 1:17-18, Revelation 22:12-20)
- The Bible teaches that there is one who is called the Holy Spirit and is identified as being God. (John 14:16-17, John 15:26, John 16:7-15, Acts 5:3-4, Acts 13:2, 1 Corinthians 12:4-18, Hebrews 9:14, Hebrews 10:15-18)
The above points and Scriptures point out that there is one God from eternity who has been revealed as three persons known as the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Some people have wrong assumptions and misunderstandings concerning what Christians believe on God and on what the Trinity Doctrine is. There are people who are against the doctrine of the Trinity at and misrepresent what Christians believe. What are some of the wrong assumptions or misrepresentations of the Trinity Doctrine?
Some Misrepresentations of the Trinity Doctrine
- The Trinity Doctrine is false because it makes no sense.
- The word Trinity is found no where in the Bible.
- The Trinity Doctrine teaches that there is three gods.
- The Trinity Doctrine is a man made doctrine and is not Scriptural.
Now this is just a small list of excuses or beliefs which people use to disbelieve in the doctrine of the Trinity. For those who are open to examining what the Bible teaches the following will be helpful. Here is the truth concerning the Trinity Doctrine.
- The Trinity Doctrine is not a false doctrine , rather the Trinity makes logical sense. Just because our minds or thoughts do not comprehend the eternal nature of God does not make it wrong or false. For example, the Bible states God is from everlasting to everlasting, that God is all-knowing, etc, but does anyone fully comprehend those things? I would submit to you, no, no one fully understands those things and at times for some people they don’t make sense. There are many things in the Bible that are true but we may not understand them, but that does not make it untrue.
- The excuse or reasoning that the word Trinity is not in the Bible is not reasonable. The word Bible is not found in English Bibles either, but does that mean the truth of the Bible is not found in the Bible? The word Monotheism is not in the Bible but the doctrine is. We base our faith or beliefs in something that is taught in the Bible, not necessary a particular word.
- The Trinity is not three gods, that is a misrepresentation of what Christians believe. Christians believe that there is one God by nature revealed through three distinct persons. No Christian believes in three gods, and to state this is to give a false witness concerning what Christians believe.
- Those who say the Trinity Doctrine is a man made doctrine do not understand the issues. Any doctrine we have from the Bible came from revelation from God to man, therefore doctrines are taught from man. Those who object the Trinity say the Trinity is not Biblical, but the problem is that they have not taken the time to examine the Trinity from what the Scriptures teach.
This information is for those who are searching for answers to better understand what the Trinity Doctrine is and to help explain the Trinity Doctrine in simple terms. The word Trinity is not found in the Bible, but the doctrine is. The Bible teaches that the Father is God, Jesus is God, the Holy Spirit is God, and all three personages are by nature the one eternal God. In studying the Bible the Trinity Doctrine takes prayer, research, and growing in the Christian faith. If you have questions or comments you are encouraged to share them with us. May God give us guidance and understanding concerning these issues.