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. […]
This is one in a series 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 Some critics say that the doctrine of the Trinity cannot be true because the word Trinity is not found in the Bible. While it is true that the […]
This is the first article in a series 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 Understanding the meaning of the Trinity is important to Christians who hold the Bible as the authoritative Word of God. The word “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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
Trinity. Three separate gods: the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost make up the Mormon godhead. They are “one God” only in the sense that they are united in the attributes of perfection. “Each occupies space and is and can be in but one place at one time, but each has power and influence that is everywhere […]
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 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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