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What is the early history of the Trinity?

This is one in a series of articles on the Christian doctrine of the Trinity. To see MRM’s website page on the Trinity to see other resources, please click here. By Eric Johnson Christians believe that the Trinity is originally taught in the Bible. However, the word “Trinity” did not come until later in Christian church history. […]

The Biblical Doctrine of the Trinity

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, […]


Godhead. Three gods–God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost–who, while distinct in being, are one in purpose. Joseph Smith taught, “I have always declared God to be a distinct personage, Jesus Christ a separate and distinct personage from God the Father, and that the Holy Ghost was a distinct personage and a Spirit: and these three constitute three distinct personages and three Gods” (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p. 370). Apostle Bruce R. McConkie explained, “Three separate personages – Father, Son, and Holy Ghost – comprise the Godhead.

The Nature of God

The Mormon doctrine of God is not the same as the historic Christian view. It holds that God and man are essentially of the same human species, and that God the Father is fundamentally a material being with a body of flesh and bones. He is not uniquely self-existent, transcendent, or eternal. Neither is he truly the creator of all things, for he is one among potentially billions in a genealogy of Gods, and does not even have the ability to create matter.

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