The trinity is arguably the most difficult concept to both explain and understand in Christianity. It is intertwined with heresy (opinion profoundly contrary to orthodox religious doctrine) and problematic explanations. Like the explanation that the trinity is just like 3-in-1 shampoo, which is a little problematic to say the least!
The word “Trinity” comes from the Latin “Trinitas” which means “triad” or “trinus” which means “threefold”. So, as you may have guessed, the Trinity is something to do with 3 of something. Within Christianity it means, according to the Oxford Dictionary, “the three persons of the Christian Godhead; Father, Son and Holy Spirit.”
The difficult part is explaining the relations between the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. What is important is that they are all equal, eternal and there is absolutely no hierarchy between them. So, in a hope to avoid any heresies I have linked a video that explains the Trinity rather well. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yj0mE78SuWA
The Trinity is key to understanding the God we believe in, it holds power and relates to every aspect of who we are, as we were made “in our image” Gen. 1:27.
What’s key to remember is:
- There is still only one God.
- The Trinity is a biblical theology.
- They are all co-equal, co-eternal and they co-exist.
- God loves you, cares for you and has a purpose for you.
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Lots of love,