I have always had a problem with the word "Trinity". It's not Biblical for a start. The Bible never mentions the word, not once. So if we keep to the Word of God and use another term what should we use?


Because a word is not found in the Bible is not to mean that it is a bad word or a word that does not please God. It was a word that was selected by godly men trying to describe that very unique and blessed relationship of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. It has been a word used by many generations of Christians, and seems to have conveyed the basic idea of a relationship between the Father, Son, and Spirit. If a person does not like that word and wants to use another word or way to describe the same thing, then fine, but be aware that nearly everyone in the Church uses the term "Trinity," so your new term most likely won't be accepted as a replacement. I don't have a problem with the word, for it really doesn't say anything, but really puts a label on a relationship that is hard for finite humans to understand. No one is asking for us to accept the word "Trinity", just the fact that God exists in three persons, Father, Son and Spirit, and yet they are one. The issue is not the word, but God Himself.

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