Where does the Trinity really come from?

Part 3 of the video series, “Understanding the Trinity,” is now available on YouTube. It provides a brief overview of the Trinity’s connection to the philosophy of Aristotle, whose theory of “substances” heavily influenced the early church and eventually found its way into official doctrine via the doctrine of the Trinity. Granted, the Trinity certainlyContinue reading “Where does the Trinity really come from?”

Testing the Trinity (Part 3 of 3)

In part 1 of this series, we looked at several passages of Scripture that are inherently problematic for the doctrine of the Trinity. Then, in part 2, we considered an alternative view of “Father, Son, and Holy Spirit” which proposed that this three-fold designation isn’t the New Testament’s way of revealing “three persons in aContinue reading “Testing the Trinity (Part 3 of 3)”

Testing the Trinity (Part 2 of 3)

In part 1 of this series, we considered several passages of Scripture that are inherently problematic for the doctrine of the Trinity. And as perplexing as these verses are vis-à-vis the Trinity, though, they are really just the “tip of the iceberg.” Because whereas the Trinity affirms that Jesus is divine by virtue of HisContinue reading “Testing the Trinity (Part 2 of 3)”

Testing the Trinity (Part 1 of 3)

When I first started reading through the Gospels, I was shocked to discover how often Jesus clashed with the “religious” people of His day, particularly the scribes and the Pharisees. After all, if anyone in Israel should have “gotten it,” it should have been Israel’s religious leaders! Yet not only were most of them obliviousContinue reading “Testing the Trinity (Part 1 of 3)”

What is the “Godhead”?

Whenever you talk about the Trinity, one concept that is bound to come up is referred to as the “Godhead.” And…surprise, surprise…here we find yet another “essential” aspect of Christian theology that cannot be found in the Bible. Now I’m sure that fans of the King James Version (among others) will be quick to protest,Continue reading “What is the “Godhead”?”

The Legacy of Ravi Zacharias

Ravi Zacharias was a brilliant man who rarely…if ever…got bested in a debate. In spite of his profound intellect, though, he never came across as egotistical, condescending, or aloof. This combination made Ravi Zacharias an effective, passionate spokesman for his faith, a man who traveled the world proclaiming Christ and the hope that is foundContinue reading “The Legacy of Ravi Zacharias”

Is the Trinity Biblical?

When you ask most Christians if the Trinity is a Biblical doctrine, they instinctively answer in the affirmative. I say “instinctively” because most Christians will typically admit that they really don’t understand this enigmatic teaching. Nevertheless, they believe the Trinity to be trustworthy because if it wasn’t in the Bible, the Church wouldn’t present itContinue reading “Is the Trinity Biblical?”