Triniity In The Bible

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The trinity is perhaps one of the more complicated, and possibly confusing, doctrines found in Scripture concerning Deity (the Godhead). It is a doctrine that is fully embraced by some who claim to be Christians, while others deny it whole heartedly. Islam, which claims to worship Yahweh (they do not), vehemently denies the idea of the trinity; they claim that to believe such is to embrace polytheism (the belief in multiple gods). With much confusion in the religious world regarding this matter, it is important to look to the Bible, which is the source of truth (John 17:17), to find what the truth is regarding the trinity. Further complicating the matter is the fact that the word “trinity” is not found in the Bible whatsoever, however, that…show more content…
Jesus gave insight regarding these roles during His discussion with the disciples in John 14-16. From this, we learn that is was the role of the Holy Spirit to “guide [the apostles] into all truth” (John 16:13). It was by way of the inspiration of the Holy Spirit that these men preached and taught the truth, and through that same inspiration that the writers of the New Testament penned the Scriptures (2 Peter 1:20, 21). The role of Jesus (the Word) is that the message that the Holy Spirit would “guide” the apostles in belonged to Him and would bring glory to Him. “‘He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you,’” (John 16:14). It was also in Jesus’ (the Word’s) name, or by His authority (cf. Matthew 28:18), that the Holy Spirit was to be sent. Finally, the Father’s role in New Testament revelation was to send the Holy Spirit, in Jesus’ name (John 14:26). It is also clear that the message which belonged to Jesus originated and came from the Father Himself (John 16:15). It was Deity that revealed His will in the form of the New Testament, and each Person had a specialized role in that…show more content…
In the “Model Prayer”, Jesus taught that prayer is to be directed to the Father, showing His role in prayer: “In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven…” (Matthew 6:9). Prayer, being directed to the Father, goes through Jesus (the Word), as He is the “one Mediator between God and men” (1 Timothy 2:5). Finally, the Holy Spirit’s role in prayer (though less clear than that of the other two) is to help us in our weakness (Romans 8:26). It is in this area, more than almost any other, that many attempt to change the assigned roles of each member of the Godhead. While the Father’s role in prayer is for it to be directed to Him, many attempt to direct prayer to the other two members of Deity. Because each member of the Godhead has such a clearly defined role in prayer as revealed in Scripture, to attempt to change of modify those roles seems to be quite presumptuous, unauthorized, and dangerous. Instead, let us hold fast to the Divine pattern for prayer as laid out in the
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