The Doctrine of the Trinity

by Walter Martin

An article from the From The Founder column of the Christian Research Newsletter, Volume 6: Number 2, 1993.

The Editor of the Christian Research Newsletter is Ron Rhodes.

The Doctrine of the Trinity teaches that within the unity of the one Godhead there are three separate persons who are coequal in power, nature, and eternity. This doctrine is derived from the clear teaching of Scripture, and is not a man-made doctrine as some (such as the Jehovah's Witnesses) have claimed. Let us briefly examine some of the New Testament evidences for this important doctrine.

We may not fully understand the great truth of the Trinity. However, we can see the rays of light which emanate from God's Word and which teach us that, in a mysterious sense beyond the comprehension of man's finite mind, God is one in nature but three in person.

This article was adapted from Dr. Martin's book, Essential Christianity. It may be ordered from CRI for $7.00.

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