Afraid of the word “Trinity”?

Understanding What the Trinity is: Father, Son, Holy Spirit

Let’s face it, today many Adventists are afraid to use the word “Trinity”. They think that by using that word you automatically appear to represent Catholic theology.  In other words, that word originated with the Roman Catholic Church they say, and how dare we use a term coined by the Catholics!

To begin with, the word Trinity was not coined by the Catholic religion (which would be officially formed later in the 4th and 5th centuries) but by an early Roman Christian named “Quintus Septimius Florens Tertullianus”. Primarily known as Tertullianus, he was an early writer of the Christian faith (born AD 155).

However the idea of a Trinity form of Godhead is established in the Scriptures, Tertullianus began to use the name Trinity as the name of the Godhead. Let us read the Scriptures on what It says about this subject —

 “For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.” (1 John 5:7)

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” (Matt. 28:19)

Also, the concept of Three Beings is seen in the following —

“When He had been baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him. And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” (Matt. 3:16-17)

While true, the Scriptures don’t elaborate on the Holy Spirit as much as we’d like, we do receive by God’s love and grace more light on the Holy Spirit from the two last prophets to our church –Ellen White and Victor Houteff.

Recently we had a chance to do a presentation on the Trinity with our Ministry called “Pre-11th Hour Ministry”. It was very well received and it brought to light necessary information we, as present truth believers should have on this VERY important subject.

Especially since in our church today, there is a growing number of Seventh-day Adventists subscribing to the theology of “Two Beings” in the Godhead, and the word Trinity is a big no-no.

So we’d like you to enjoy our powerpoint presentation. Feel free to share it with anyone should you desire. Be blessed.

Trinity presentation

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