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3.5.1 Trinity Doctrine Defined

Trinity Doctrine Defined

Trinity is from the Latin trinus and means threefold

In reference to God it describes The Three in One

The phrase Triune God is also used to describe the Trinity

Refers to the tri-unity of God

Three Persons within One God

The Scriptural word Godhead is also used to refer to the three persons within One God

For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:—Romans 1:20

Within the One God are Three distinct Persons: The Father, The Son, and The Holy Ghost

They are co-eternal

They are equal in power

They are one in unity

They are three in persons

They are each God

In essence

In attributes

This is a scripturally revealed doctrine

For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.—I John 5:7

We can See Each Person of The Godhead active in Creation

Father (Gen. 1:1)

Son (John 1:1-2)

Holy Spirit (Gen. 1:2)