By Eric Johnson EN ENSPANOL The biblical doctrine of the Trinity has been unduly criticized for many years. The objections by Mormons, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and Muslims might come in statements and questions like these: “I don’t understand it!” “The word ‘Trinity’ is not found in the Bible!” “Isn’t this teaching something the pagans and heretics invented?” However, […]
Response to René Alexander Krywult Rejoinder by John Divito In order to make this review easier to read, all original quotes from the Mormonism 201 rebuttal are boldfaced and italicized to separate these from the rest of the rejoinder. I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all […]
Von Bill McKeever Übersetzt von Wolfgang Schneider (Translated by Wolfgang Schneider) ” Zum Zeugnis für Jesus Christus, sprach Präsident Hinckley zu denen außerhalb der Kirche, die sagen, die Heiligen der Letzten Tage (im Folgenden ‘HLT’ genannt) glaubten nicht an den überlieferten Christus. Nein, das tue ich auch nicht. Der überlieferte Christus, von dem sie sprechen, […]
Von Bill McKeever Übersetzt von Wolfgang Schneider (Translated by Wolfgang Schneider) Jahrhundertelange haben Christen ihren Glauben an einen Gott bekannt, der allein Gott ist (Jes 44,8) selbst-existent (Jes 43,10; 48,12) transzendent (4. Mose 23,19; Ps 50,21) unwandelbar (Ps 102, 27; Jes 46,10; Mal 3,6) ewig (Ps 90,2; 93,2) allgegenwärtig (1. Könige 8,27; Sprüche 15,3, Jes […]
Does the Book of Mormon teach a Trinitarian concept of God? Some have assumed so because certain verses taken separately do seem to use Trinitarian language. However, taken as a whole, the Book of Mormon lends itself more to a modalistic understanding of God rather than Trinitarian. Modalism is an old heresy that attempts to defend monotheism, but does so at the expense of “confounding the persons” within the godhead.
The November 2014 Christianity Today (CT) magazine described a poll of Evangelical Christians and their beliefs about essential teachings of Christianity. Topics include the nature of Jesus and the Holy Spirit as well as issues involving salvation. What do Evangelical Christians believe about these teachings? Could heresy be creeping into the church?
By Sharon Lindbloom The following was originally printed in the November-December 2013 edition of Mormonism Researched. To request a free subscription, please visit here. For several hours each night before the Mormon Miracle Pageant in Manti, Utah, music is broadcast over loudspeakers. One might hear popular Mormon songs like Come, Come Ye Saints (a pioneer song) or […]
The Jehovah’s Witnesses make the claim that Jesus was not God. After all, they ask, why would Jesus call the Father “God” if there is only one God? The answer can be found in the doctrine of the Trinity, which teaches that Jesus—being fully God—became a man (John 1:1,14; Phil 2:6). When Jesus came to […]
There are groups that claim to be Christian but deny the idea that Jesus is God. For instance, the Jehovah’s Witnesses use this verse to explain how the Father, not Jesus, is the “only true God.” Yet the rest of this passage shows how Jesus believed He was a member of the Trinity. In verse […]
The nature of God is often debated by other religions and cults. Thus, when the issue of the Trinity comes up, many point to this verse as evidence that this is not a biblical teaching. After all, it is argued, there are three gods referenced here: the Father, whose voice comes out of heaven; the […]