I agree with what you are saying on how the Trinity was taught in the past. But there are Christians who are now using the word Trinity to mean the Father, His Son Jesus and the holy spirit (not as a person but God’s power to act). all working for the same purpose.They pray in Jesus name only and believe In the Father and Son as family. So it is best to ask what they mean when they say trinity.
Hi Maria. The problem I have with this is that it is perpetuating confusion regarding the nature of God. If the concept of the Trinity is of pagan origin, rather than supporting the use of the term trinity, it would be more accurate to correct by educating the person rather than agreeing with the misrepresentation of God’s nature through the term Trinity. The bible is a book about God’s truth, and should not be about defining terms based on a flawed understanding. As Christians, we should be open to receiving correction when it can be proven from the word of God.
I agree with you but I am saying that when we are in a discussion with a Christian from other backgrounds of teaching we must not assume their use of the word trinity means the wrong representation to them. We have to understand a person’s heart so we can correct them in love. I am not saying to agree with them on the wrong use of the term. I guess we are saying the same thing differently. But God looks at the heart and knows what that person understands and we should too.
Fair enough, the thrust of my message was to simply define who God is and what the difference is between the popular concept of the Trinity and the biblical concept that God is a family. At any rate, you are correct that it is very important when we engage people with the truth that we are to be careful listeners and ask what their understanding of the Trinity is.
What is this speaker’s name?
The name is at the top right hand side above the video. George.