God: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit

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Christians and the War of Bar Kokhba 12 1 2023 True Christian Press December 1 2023

Description: The concept of the Trinity is indeed a topic of controversy and disagreement among different religious groups. While Christians believe in the doctrine of the Trinity, which states that God is one being but exists in three distinct persons (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit), other religions may view this idea as unbiblical, blasphemous, or nonsensical.  It is important to note that the unity of information across centuries of the Bible’s writing does present aspects of God that are consistent with the notion of a plurality of persons. There is no historic proof that Christian ever refashioned or imposed a preferred version of what and who God is, rather, since the days of the Apostles we have glorified and honored the One who has revealed aspects of His nature and enigmatic complexity to us.

Regarding the “Marian trinity” controversy that emerged in the fourth century, it introduced a rival concept where God the Father, Jesus, and Mary were almost central figures, leading to a degraded theology about God’s relation to the Virgin Mary. It is important for defenders and worshipers of the God of the Bible to speak out against any notion that elevates a human being, such as Mary, to a status where supplications and prayers are directed towards God and her.  Such appeals are rightfully reserved for God alone.  In order for trinitarian monotheism to persist, it is crucial for Christians to recognize the Callyridian error as a threat that leads to idolatry and reject it as totally unacceptable. It is through a proper understanding and adherence to biblical teachings that the doctrine of the Trinity can be upheld.