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  3. Does the Seventh Adventist Church believe Christians who do not observe the sabbath on Sunday will be among Christians who will not have eternal life?

    • Hey @AnneHamilton! I have been raised as a Seventh-Day Adventist and to answer your question I need to explain something. Our name has seventh day in it so we as Seventh-Day Adventists believe that we should worship God on the seventh day of the week, Saturday which we call the Sabbath. We do not believe that people who do not worship on Sunday will not make it to heaven because we ourselves do not worship on Sunday. We also do not believe that we are exclusive in getting to heaven. We believe that God has His people in every church, whether you are Methodist, Baptist, Jewish or Muslim etc. If you have lived up to everything you know to be right then you will have a reserved place in heaven 🙂 simple as that.

      • Pretty sure drunkards, adulterers and alphabet freaks aren’t going to Heaven, rather somewhere quite hot. We are to be born again and made new in Christ.

        Stop spreading false doctrine.

      • The bible does not teach that “if you live up to everything you know to be right then you will have a reserved placed in heaven”. If that were the case then there was no reason for Jesus to die on the cross. The ONLY way you can be secure in your salvation and know that you are going to heaven is if you accept Jesus into your heart and allow the Holy Spirit to work through you. Jesus Christ was the payment for our wrongs and there is nothing we can do to earn our way to heaven. When you accept Jesus and truly believe He lived as God and man, lived a sinless life, died, and rose again to sit at the right hand of God, then and only then will you go to heaven. As a result of accepting Jesus as your Saviour, the Holy Spirit will change your desires and you will want to live for Him – not to earn a place in heaven – it will be because you love Him and want to do His bidding.

    • You get into heaven, not by what you’ve down or will do, but what Jesus has done by dying on the cross to save you from your sins and being raised three days later just so that we could have eternal life in heaven with him if we believe in him. it’s as easy as that

      • So an unrepentant rapist who claims to believe in Jesus and God is going to Heaven?

        • Just because you “claim” to be a christian doesn’t mean you “are” a christian. There will be people who go to church every time the doors are open and there will be people who are as good as gold and would give the shirt off their backs to others, yet they will be as lost as can be and go to hell. Going to church and being a good person does not and will not get you into heaven – period. Only when a person comes to the realization that they are a sinner and that Jesus died for them, and they accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior, that person’s desires change and they will not want to do those things. Take a child for example. As a child (we were selfish) we didn’t want to get caught when we did something wrong because we didn’t want to be punished. As we grew up, we didn’t want to do wrong because we didn’t want to hurt our parents or loved ones. That’s the same way with Christians, we don’t want to do wrong because we don’t want to hurt Jesus. That’s when we want to live the right way and help others – not to get into heaven – not to keep from being punished – but because we love Jesus and don’t want to hurt Him.

    • I’d guess Maybe/prolly

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  6. What is the difference between being valiant and being courageous?

    • To be Valiant is to stand up for what is right and moral regardless of opposition and unpopularity.
      To be Courageous is to act in spite of fear in the face of some threat or danger. eg to face a lion, to go into battle to save someone.

      It can include mental or emotional courage as well as physical. Such as revealing your opinion on a subject when others disagree.

      There’s just a subtle difference. To be Valiant requires MORAL courage.

      • Conservatives and Christians need to be valiant in troubling times like these when Western society actively promotes sinfulness. And they are usually courageous people.

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  9. You guys unfortunately showed your hand in the section of climate change when you said unfortunately some conservative scientists disagree with the liberal view on climate change therefore you made a assumption that the conservative viewpoint was wrong in the liberal viewpoint was correct.

    • Is Climate Change a matter of point of view is it a matter of science? The former is opinion and the later is based on observable and measurable facts. If you can measure temperature differences, measure amounts of CO2 in the atmosphere, observe glaciers and ice masses melting at faster rates than they used to, and record frequency of extreme & unusual weather, then it’s science. Scientific statements are true or false, they aren’t a matter of opinion. If you question whether a scientific conclusion is true or false, you look at the body of research, the rigor of it, the accuracy of the data, the number of reputable world-wide scientists who confirm it, etc. In this case, one doesn’t need to do more than turn on the weather news, or travel a bit (or in some cases, look right outside one’s own window) to determine that Climate Change is happening. Physical facts do not change depending on which political camp one is in.

      • The only climate change is in the hands of God. What do people mean by climate change.are they thinking we as humans have something to do with climate change?

      • What if scientists have a political agenda? For example claiming mental illness are now protected statuses in certain leftist dominated jurisdictions? You can give away your money to false science, libtard.

      • But scientists say pedophiles are born that way and should be allowed to marry; and that pedophilia is natural human sexuality or whatever you Cultural Marxists say. Are you going to disagree with “physical facts” which do not changed depending on one’s political camp?

        And this is why liberalism is a mental illness.

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  11. just read you piece, obviously very leftist in it composition and thought, won’t be using your piece, the search for truth in differences continues…

  12. Hi,

    I notice that the style of English is rather crabbed and unnatural, leading me to believe that the writers are not native English speakers. First, is this true, and second, do you have editorial procedures in place to improve upon their writing?

    Thanks,

    Rick

  13. You need to do your “fact checking” before posting what you deem as realistic and factual “differences between “Republicans and Democrats”.

    I am a registered Republican, but truly am more of an Independent.

    I am a middle class, educated, white female, and well-informed individual. I am also a gun owner and firmly believe in the American Second Amendment.

    However, and with that said, I am a FIRM believer in certain degrees and levels of gun control, registration and controlling certain ammunition purchasing, as does the majority of other NRA members and gun owners.

    Sooo…do NOT misrepresent Republicans by stating that they are “against gun control”.

    That is not only an absurd false statement, not a fact, it is insulting, as well as ignorant on your part.

    It’s also extremely careless of you to publish such a false and inaccurate statement.

    Get it right!!

    • Because of lukewarm people like you the American republic is becoming a paradise for sexual deviants, organised slaughter of the unborn, feminazism and militant atheism. I hope you can live with yourself.

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  15. Evidence from Scripture

    Authentic Text

    Many powerful men over the centuries have tried to discredit or destroy the Bible. All have failed. There is more evidence for the authenticity and accuracy of the Scriptures than for any other ancient book. No one who has studied these issues doubts the genuineness of the Bible. Many, however, reject its message.

    The Manuscripts

    There is more evidence for the Bible’s authenticity than for any literature of antiquity. Textual analysis begins with historical investigation, beginning with the latest documents and working backward. As evidence develops, the data is evaluated against other sources. The record is then checked for consistency of information, and the claims are analyzed as if it were a legal case, looking for credible testimony with cross-examination. There is an enormous amount of evidence for authenticity of the biblical manuscripts.

    The New Testament was written in first century A.D. There are some 20,000 manuscripts in existence. The earliest textual evidence we have was copied 100 years after the original. In contrast:

    • Caesar’s Gallic Wars was written in the first century B.C. There are only 10 manuscripts in existence. The earliest textual evidence we have was copied 1,000 years after the original.
    • Aristotle’s Poetics was written in the fourth century B.C. There are only 5 manuscripts in existence. The earliest textual evidence we have was copied 1,400 years after the original.

    There are many more writings of the Church Fathers quoting sections of Scripture; we could reconstruct the entire New Testament from their writings alone. There were millions of man-hours spent in cross-checking the manuscripts. There remains only 1 percent of all New Testament words about which questions still exist; no questionable passage contradicts any Bible teaching.

    The Old Testament has been more accurately transmitted to us than any other ancient writing of comparable age. The textual evidence is greater for both the Old and New Testaments than any other historically reliable ancient document. The ancient scribes were very meticulous. There were only 1,200 variant readings in A.D. 500.

    The Masorites produced an official text in A.D. 500. There are other versions that confirm the accuracy of the Masoritic Text.

    • Samaritan Pentateuch: 400 B.C.
    • Septuagint Greek: 280 B.C.
    • Dead Sea Scrolls: 0 A.D.
    • Latin Vulgate: 400 A.D.

    The quotations from pre-Christian writing confirm the text. The New Testament accepts the Old Testament as authentic, confirming the traditional authors, quoting from at least 320 different passages, and confirming the supernatural events cited in the Old Testament.

    The Message

    There are over 3,000 different religions in the world, all of which claim to teach the way to eternal happiness. It has often been said that each of them provides a different path to the same end, and that men are free to choose the path that best suits their own disposition and culture. The Word of God is insistent that this is not so!

    The Bible insists that the God of the Bible is the only true God (Isaiah 44:6; 45:5-6) and that Jesus Christ is the only way to God (John 14:6). All other religions, while stressing their “paths,” would allow for some other contingency.

    The Bible insists that it is the only true revelation, that its words are not to be changed (Proverbs 30:5-6;Revelation 22:18-19), and that its words are the basis of all judgment (John 12:47-50).

    The Bible has a unique account of origins (Genesis 1-11). All others are either evolutionary or pantheistic, with eternity of matter as the “beginning.” The biblical account of origins is unique in both quality and quantity of information.

    The Bible has a unique historical basis. Other religions are based on the subjective teachings of their founders. Biblical teachings are based on objective and demonstrable facts: creation, the fall, the flood, the life and work of redemption of Christ.

    The Bible teaches a unique plan of redemption. It reveals a unique Savior.

    • He was born of a virgin (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:18-25).
    • He lived a sinless life (Hebrews 4:14-16).
    • He taught as no other man taught (John 7:46; Matthew 7:28-29).
    • He died a unique, volitional death (John 10:17-18; Luke 23:46).
    • He had unique victory over death (Acts 17:31; 1 Corinthians 15:3-8).

    The Bible demands a unique salvation.

    • Perfect holiness is required (Romans 3:10-18, 23; 6:23).
    • Substitutionary atonement is the only means of reconciliation (Hebrews 10:4-14; Romans 3:24-26).
    • Grace is the only measurement (Ephesians 2:8-10; Romans 11:5-6).

    Other religions require some form of works or participation.

    Accurate Data

    The Bible is unique among all books. Not only is it different in its form, structure, and history, but it takes the position of supernatural superiority to all other communication. It insists on total accuracy for its content and absolute obedience to its commands. No other book is so demanding.

    Historical Accuracy

    The Bible has proven to be more historically and archaeologically accurate than any other ancient book. It has been subjected to the minutest scientific textual analysis possible to humanity and has been proven to be authentic in every way.

    Genesis Is Historically True
    The most controversial book of the Bible is Genesis, especially the first eleven chapters. Those chapters speak of the creation of the universe, the fall of man into sin, the world-wide flood of Noah, and the language-altering event at Babel. There is much evidence that these events are historically accurate.

    Biblical Data Is Historically Testable

    Historical evidence routinely includes ancient literature, business records, and government documents, analyzed in conjunction with linguistics, geography, and archaeological analysis of physical objects (pottery, coins, remains of buildings, etc.), using forensic science techniques.
    After many millions of man-hours of research and evidence analysis, archaeology has repeatedly confirmed the reliability of the Bible. The Bible has been proven geographically and re-proven historically accurate, in the most exacting detail, by external evidences.

    Scientific Accuracy

    Many would suggest that the Bible is an antiquated religious book, filled with scientific fallacies and mistakes. Others believe that the Bible is a book of true religion, but dealing solely with spiritual subjects, with any matters of science and history to be interpreted spiritually or allegorically.

    Either the Bible is wholly reliable on every subject with which it deals, or it is not the Word of God.

    Although the Bible is obviously not a science textbook (otherwise it would be continuously out of date), the Bible does contain all the basic principles upon which true science is built. The Bible abounds with references to nature and natural processes, and thus frequently touches on the various sciences. For instance, there are many passages that deal with principles of hydrology, geology, astronomy, meteorology, biology, physics, cosmology, and the grand principles of the space-mass/energy-time continuum.

    Again, if the God revealed in the Bible truly exists, then everything that He reveals would of necessity be true.

    One often hears of mistakes or errors in the Bible. Seldom, when confronted, is there an example provided. When such “errors” are cited, they fall into three kinds of alleged mistakes: 1) mathematical rounding, 2) relative motion, or 3) miracles. Obviously, mathematical rounding is both scientific and in constant use today, as is the use of relative motion for all sorts of navigation and distance calculations. To deny the miraculous is to assume that one is omniscient.

    Just as the Bible has become a source book for history and archaeology, so it is also a source book for the foundational principles of science. Those who ignore the information of Scripture will be “ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth” (2 Timothy 3:7).

    Reliable Eyewitnesses

    The Bible, like many books, was written by eyewitnesses (Luke 1:2; 2 Peter 2:16) to the events and circumstances that they recorded. That they were trustworthy witnesses is only to be expected, since God inspired them to co-author their respective portions of the Bible. But some ask: how can we know if the Bible’s human co-authors were really reliable eyewitnesses?

    The following eyewitness traits are the ones emphasized in common law, in law school, and in the Rules of Evidence.

    A reliable witness will evidence honesty by his/her sincerity of speech, and be clearly motivated by a drive to speak the truth. The quality of a witness’s observations can be observed by accurate memory, evidenced often by access to accurate records. The competency of his/her communication will be demonstrated by an ability to recall and describe observations, with accurate information and relevant details. Testimonial consistency is also a key factor in reliability.

    Though each witness will provide idiosyncratic differences (due to different perspectives and interests), all Scripture has perfect evidentiary consistency. Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Paul, Moses, Daniel, Jude, and all of the other Bible’s co-authors qualify as impeccably reliable eyewitnesses. Many of the Bible’s writers suffered cruel treatment, even death, for their stand on their witness. To the obvious credibility of their writings is added the unshakeable belief that their testimony was so true that it was worth suffering and dying for.

  16. You wrote: “With requests for new articles pouring in, we decided to accept user submissions as long as the article meets our stringent quality guidelines. ” That’s pretty funny. Your quality guidelines don’t seem to be too terribly stringent, though.

  17. Okay, this is my first time here. I can’t resist adding another comment. I just read “Difference Between MPEG and MP3” and found this sentence: “It was the first digital format that gained widespread acceptance in portable music players as it provided files that were less than a tenth of the size of a CD recording with little or no discernable sound quality.” The files had “no little or no discernable (sic) sound quality”? Seriously? How could you hear them then in the latter case?

    And then there was this phrase: “Still, an MP3 is still very popular. . .” I see you have a section for “Words” and “Grammar,” but not one for “Style.” Go figure.

    Well, in any case, this article is the funniest thing I have seen, heard, or read since stay-at-home mandates have been in effect. Thank you! I can’t remember the last time I laughed so hard.

  18. I just ran across your comparison of Michelle Obama and Melania Trump. You left out some important points! As first lady elect Michelle O said she’d never been proud to be an American. Melania said the day she became a US citizen was one of the proudest days of her life. Saying Michelle was a lawyer while implying that Melania was inferior because she was a modal left out that she also speaks 5 languages. You praised Michelle for exhibiting support for her husband publicly , but didn’t include the she’s an “in your face” person while Melania is a quiet, gracious lady. You made Melania out to be a “do nothing” first lady while she’s working tirelessly to reduce the horrors of rampant opioid addictions. Melania prays to the God of the bible for wisdom and protection while Michelle supports the democrats efforts to remove Him from their platform. You criticized Melania for not moving into the White House immediately but didn’t explain that she wanted their son to complete the school year without interruption. Looks like some prejudice.

  19. THE HOLY TRINITY

    The Trinity is a biblical concept, carried throughout the Scripture.

    Defining the Holy Trinity

    Webster defines the Trinity in the simplest terms:

    The union of three divine figures, the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, in one Godhead.

    Accurate from a biblical standpoint? Yes. Understandable to most people? No. Misleading? Possibly. A much better and more complete definition of the Trinity is given by a well-known theological dictionary. It defines the Trinity as

    The term designating one God in three persons. Although not itself a
    Biblical term,…[it is] a convenient designation for the one God self
    revealed in Scripture as the one essence of the Godhead. We have to
    distinguish three “persons” who are neither three gods on the one side,
    not three parts or modes of God on the other, but coequally and
    coeternally God.” [J.B. Heard, “The Tripartite Nature of Man”, R.E. Brennan,
    “Psychotherapy and a Christian View of Man”: W.M. Horton, “A Psychological
    Approach to Theology”: as cited in Walter A. Elwell, ed. Evangelical Dictionary
    Of Theology (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House Co., 1984.). p. 1112.

    Why Isn’t the Word Trinity in the Bible?

    As the above definition states, although the word Trinity never appears in the Bible, the concept is “self-revealed” by God. Biblical scholars merely gave the concepts of the three-in-one God a name so it would be easy to refer to and discuss.

    There are other concepts in the Bible that have been given a name that doesn’t appear in the Bible. For instance, the omnipotence (“all-powerfulness”) of God is very clear from the Scriptures (for example, in Job 38 and 39). No Christian would deny this doctrine, yet the word omnipotence never used in the English Bible. For ease of reference, the concept of God’s “all-powerfulness” was given the name omnipotence.

    The Persons of the Trinity Are Co-Equal and Co-Eternal

    The words co-equal and co-eternal indicate that the Son and the Holy Spirit are totally equal with God the Father.
    The Bible clearly describe Jesus as equal to God (for example, “ I and the Father are one” – see John 10:30). Jesus also received worship and forgave sin, something only God could do. And Jesus proclaimed his authority as God: “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me” (Matthew 28:18)

    The Trinity in the Old Testament

    There is substantial evidence supporting the concept of the Trinity in the Old Testament (the Hebrew Scriptures). Apart from the individual references to each of the three “parts” of the Trinity, we also find other indications that God is made up of multiple “persons.”

    God the Father

    God the Father is presented in the Old Testament in absolute, total glory. So holy and so glorious is his majesty that anyone who saw his face would die (Genesis 32:30; Isaiah 6:1-5).

    The presence of God the Father (theophany) was perceived in many miraculous ways:
    • An angel appeared to Hagar (Genesis 16:9)
    • The Lord appeared again to Abraham (Genesis 22:11-12)
    • The burning bush to Moses (Exodus 3:2)
    • Clouds and fire to the Israelites (Exodus 14:19)
    • The tabernacle (Exodus 40:34)
    • The Lord appeared to Moses (Exodus 33:11)

    A theophany is a visual or spoken presence of God. There were many theophanies in the Old Testament, Some theophanies clearly show the glory of God, others are apparently manifestations of God in human form, often described as the appearance of “an angel of the Lord,” a term which implies a special reverence reserved for God.

    God the Son

    The Old Testament is also filled with writings that point toward Jesus. There are hundreds of prophecies contained in the Old Testament that are exactly fulfilled by Jesus. (Scholars have actually identified 322 distinct prophecies.)
    God has declared that prophecy is the key test to determine whether something is “from him” (Deuteronomy 18:9-22; Isaiah 46:10).

    Certainly the Jews themselves were well aware of a coming Messiah (“Anointed One”). Perhaps the single most important indication of the coming Messiah in relation to the Trinity is Isaiah’s prophecy of a “son” who was to be called “Ii“Immanuel””
    “Immanuel” (Isaiah 7:14). Immanuel means “God with us.”

    God the Spirit

    The third component of the Trinity, the Spirit of God, is mentioned throughout the Old Testament. Starting at the very beginning of Genesis (1:2), we find this important verse:

    The Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters.

    The Hebrew word used for spirit is ruwach, which in essence means “a resemblance of breath”, but “only by a rational being.” So we can recognize immediately that this “Spirit” is differentiated from God the Father and God the Son. And we also see that he is a “rational being,” not merely some “force.” Furthermore, we see the Holy Spirit involved immediately from the beginning of creation.

    The Trinity in the New Testament

    The concept of the Trinity is clearly expressed throughout the New Testament. If we accept the Bible as truth, we do not need to wonder about the doctrine of the Trinity, because we have distinct evidence from both the start of Jesus’ ministry and also the end, with a great deal of supporting evidence in between.

    The Beginning of Jesus’ Ministry

    When Jesus was about 30 years old, he started his ministry by being baptized by John the Baptist. It’s significant that Jesus appeared very human and humble. John claimed to be “unworthy” of baptizing Jesus; then when the baptism took place at Jesus’ insistence, we again find all three Persons of the Trinity:

    • The Son was humbly submitting himself in human form to the Father, as a model for all of the world (Matthew 3:15).
    • The Father spoke from heaven, saying, “This is my son, who I love; with him I am well pleased” (Matthew 3:17).
    • The Holy Spirit – the “Spirit of God” – descended “like a dove,” lighting on Jesus (Matthew 3:16).

    The End of Jesus’ Ministry

    The last words of a person are often especially significant. What were the last words of Jesus? They were spoken just prior to his ascension into heaven.

    Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of
    the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them
    to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you
    always, to the very end of the age (Matthew 28:19-20).

    No doubt Jesus especially wanted people to recognize the three-in-one nature of God. Otherwise, why would he use his final words to emphasize the three Persons of the Trinity?

    In Matthew 28:19, It is critical to note that the word “name” is singular in the Greek text, indicating that there is one God, but three distinct persons within the Godhead: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Theologian Robert Reymond draws our attention to the importance of this verse for the doctrine of the Trinity:

    Jesus does not say, (1) “into the names [plural] of the Father and of the
    Son and of the Holy Spirit,” or what its virtual equivalent, (2) “into the
    name Of the Father, and into the name of the Son, and into the name of
    the Holy Spirit,” as if we had to deal with three separate Beings, Nor does
    he say, (3) “into the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,” (omitting
    the three recurring articles), as if “the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost” might
    be taken as merely three designations of a single person. What He does
    say is this: (4) “into the name [singular] of the Father, and of the Son, and
    of the Holy Spirit,” first asserting the unity of the three by combining them
    all within the bounds of the single Name, and then throwing into emphasis
    the distinctness of each by introducing them in turn with the repeated article.
    [Robert Reymond, Jesus, Divine Messiah: The New Testament Witness (Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reform, 1990), p. 84].

    Question…
    • Can you see that because the word “name” is singular in the Greek, and definite articles are placed in front of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, that plurality within the unity is thereby indicated?

    There are many other scriptural indications for three-in-oneness in the Godhead. For example, when God was about to create man, He said, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground” (Genesis 1:26, emphasis added). Notice the plural pronouns In this verse: “us”, “our”. (Note that the phrase “our image” in Genesis 1:26 is explained in verse 27 as God’s image.)

    Commenting on this verse, Bible scholar Gleason Archer notes the “the one true God subsist in three persons. Persons who are able to confer with one another and carry their plans into action together, without ceasing to be one God.” [Gleason Archer, Encyclopedia of Bible Difficulties (Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1982), p. 359.]

    More New Testament References

    The New Testament differentiates, yet also unites, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit in many ways in addition to those indicated at the beginning and end of Jesus’ ministry. For example, Paul speaks of God’s three-in-one nature in his letter to Corinth. He describes the differences in roles, but the oneness of “essence”:

    There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, But the same God works all of them in all men (I Corinthians 12:4-6).

    Other references to the triune God in the New Testament:
    • Matthew 3:16-17
    • John 14:16
    • 1 Corinthians 12:4-6
    • 2 Corinthians 13:14
    • Ephesians 3:14-19
    • Ephesians 4:4-13
    • 1 Peter 1:1-2
    • Revelation 1:4-6

    The Three-in-One Nature of the Trinity

    Could we ever understand a multidimensional God? Through the concept of the Trinity has been known since the time of Christ, it had often been misunderstood.

    Why? It’s because humans exist in a world that consists of three dimensions of space and on dimension of time. How can we know or even conceive of dimensions beyond our own, such as the spiritual dimension? This has been a large problem for people who can’t accept God because he is too far beyond our understanding.

    As we have seen, the Bible is very clear in its references to the triune nature of God. We also know there was a widespread, rapid acceptance of Jesus as God (co-equal with the Father) by the Jews around Jerusalem in the months immediately after Jesus’ death. At first glance, this would seem to contradict the traditional Jewish monotheism (was Jesus an “additional” god?). Yet the early Jewish Christians accepted Jesus as “one” with the Father: co-existent and co-equal.

    The Expression of God’s Love Required the Full Resources of the Trinity

    In order to demonstrate complete love to human beings, who were made in the image of God, all three Persons of God are necessary. First, an authority figure (the Father) was necessary to display perfect love justice, and holiness. The Father provided us a chance to love him perfectly by giving us free choice, which also allowed sin to enter the world. Second, a human figure (the Son, Jesus) was necessary 1) to give himself as the perfect sacrifice to redeem humans from sin he knew they would choose, and 2) to be our ongoing source of life and relationship with the Father. Finally, the Holy Spirit was necessary to provide humans daily guidance, assurance, and counsel by being the continual presence of Christ within us.

    The Roles of the Persons of the Trinity

    In many aspects of God’s activities, we see the Persons of the Trinity each taking a role.

    In Creation:
    • Father Revelation 4:11
    • Son Hebrews 1:1-2, John 1:1,14
    • Holy Spirit Genesis 1:2, Psalm 33:6

    In God’s Plan:
    • Father Ephesians 1:11-12
    • Son Colossians 1:15-16
    • Holy Spirit Isaiah 11:2-3

    In God’s Word:
    • Father Isaiah 55:11
    • Son John 1:14, Hebrews 1:3
    • Holy Spirit 1 Corinthians 2:12-14

    In God’s advent in human form:
    • Father Hebrews 10:5-7
    • Son Matthew 16:15-17
    • Holy Spirit Matthew 1:20; John 3:34

    In salvation through Jesus’ sacrifice:
    • Father John 3:16; 1 John 4:10-11
    • Son John 19:30; Hebrews 9:23
    • Holy Spirit John 3:34

    In reconciliation with God:
    • Father 1 John 1:3, 2 Corinthians 5:17-19
    • Son Hebrews 2:13-15
    • Holy Spirit 2 Corinthians 13:14

    In providing holiness to believers:
    • Father 1 Peter 1:15-16
    • Son 1 Corinthians 1:30-31
    • Holy Spirit Galatians 5:16; Romans 8:3-4

    In providing love, faith, and hope:
    • Father John 3:16
    • Son John 14:6; Hebrews 12:2-3
    • Holy Spirit Romans 15:13

    What the Bible says about The TRINITY:

    Yet each is called God:
    • Father Eph. 4:6; John 6:27
    • Son Heb. 1:8; Titus 2:13
    • Holy Spirit Acts 5:3,4

    Yet each is described as CREATOR:
    • Father Isaiah 44:24
    • Son John 1:1-3
    • Holy Spirit Job 33:4; 26:13

    Yet each is described as ETERNAL:
    • Father Psalms 93:2
    • Son Micah 5:2, Heb 1:8
    • Holy Spirit Heb. 9:14

    Yet each is described as INSPIRED:
    • Father II Tim. 3:16
    • Son I Peter 1:10-11
    • Holy Spirit II Peter 1:21

    Yet each is described as OMINIPRESENT:
    • Father Jer. 23:24
    • Son Matt. 28:20
    • Holy Spirit Psalms 139:7-10

    Yet each is described as OMNISCIENT:
    • Father Jer. 17:10
    • Son John 2:24
    • Holy Spirit I Cor. 2:10-12

    The Trinity is Necessary for Eternal Life with God

    We have noted the roles of the Persons of the Trinity and the biblical support for them. We can see that
    • The concept of the Trinity is clear throughout the Bible
    • Each person of the Trinity has had a clear role from the beginning in all human relationships with God.

    Yet we are still left with the question, “Why was a triune God necessary in the first place?” Just asking that question (though many people have) seems presumptuous. What right do we have to ask God why he is who he is? Even so, though it is impossible for human minds to comprehend an infinite God, the Bible does give us some clues why the Trinity is necessary for our eternal relationship with God. Consider the following:

    1. God is perfectly holy. He was once in complete fellowship with a sinless Adam and Eve.
    2. Once Adam and Eve sinned, humanity, became separated from God.
    3. A perfect blood sacrifice was required to pay for human sin.
    4. Even after giving of this perfect sacrifice, humans still continue to sin.
    5. God’s ultimate goal is complete fellowship with humans in a perfectly sinless place, heaven.

    In summary, the Trinity, while difficult to understand from a human point of view, is an integral and necessary aspect of God, and it is indispensable to his great love and his many temporal and eternal provisions for humanity.

  20. I just discovered this site and see this discussion has been going on for years. My two cents: There are many paths. Religion, science, free thinkers, so many ways. The Dalai Lama came closest to my beliefs when he said something like (this is not a direct quote) “Loving kindness is my religion.” Some of the most vile and heinous people I’ve known have gone to a religious service every week and then treated people terribly. And some of the kindest, most loving people in my life are atheist (as I am, finally) or agnostic. I wish all of you the best.

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