What is the definition of the Trinity?

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We think it is very important as Bible based Christians to define our terms and to verify those terms against the whole of Scripture.

The orthodox definition of the Trinity is:

“A three-fold personality existing in one divine being or substance; the union in one God of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit as three infinite, co-equal, co-eternal persons; one God in three persons.”

“God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit all of which make up our ONE true God.”

Now, the question must be asked, “What does the Bible say?”

We believe that the Scriptures are “God-breathed,” perfect in their original writing, without flaw or contradiction, and provide the only sure and steadfast basis for faith. Understanding the Scripture is attainable by applying logic and sound principles of biblical interpretation, in conjunction with the spirit of God in us.

We believe that God (the Father) is:

  • Supreme – greater than all others
  • Omniscient – having infinite knowledge or understanding
  • Omnipresent – present in all places at the same time
  • Omnipotent – having unlimited power

We believe that Jesus is the only begotten Son of God (John 3:16; Rom. 1:4).

We believe that God was literally his father, in that God created his (Jesus’) life in Mary (Luke 1:35).

We believe that because of God being his father and Jesus’ not being descended from Adam, that he was genetically perfect—“the Last Adam.” Jesus achieved behavioral perfection by continually choosing to subject his will to God, his father, all the way to his last breath on the Cross (1 Cor. 15:45; Heb. 5:7).

To read more of our statement of beliefs.

We encourage you to “define your terms” when talking about the Trinity.

It is our experience that most Christians we have come in contact with have no idea what the “Orthodox” definition of the Trinity is.

Here are some articles that we trust will be a blessing to you as you research this most important topic.

We highly recommend our book, One God & One Lord. You can read key sections / chapters of it online for free.