Every now and again the doctrine of the Trinity comes under attack from all kinds of quarters, such as from Arians (modern day Jehovah’s Witnesses) and Modalists (such as T.D. Jakes—despite his latest remarks in Elephant Room 2). Historic Christianity has seen these types of teachers as heretics, and as falling outside of Christianity, and henceforth need the gospel preached to them.
The doctrine of the Trinity tells us who God is. If we worship any other God, we worship a false ‘god.’ We have to worship God and who He is, in the way that He revealed Himself. If God has revealed Himself as a Trinity, in which the Father is God, the Son is God, and the Holy Spirit is God, and in which the Father is not the Son nor the Holy Spirit, and the Son is not the Father nor the Holy Spirit, and the Holy Spirit is not the Father nor the Son, then that is who we must worship Him as! We cannot of ourselves concoct a ‘god’ of our own choosing, because that would not be the true God that revealed Himself in Scripture!
It is true that the Trinity isn’t always the easiest historical Christian doctrine to wrap our minds around, but the fact remains, that is how God revealed Himself to us, and that is what Scripture demands from us to believe and worship.
The Theology Network is calling for March to be celebrated as “Trinity Month.” So, there are probably going to be many bloggers out there blogging on some or all aspects of the doctrine of the Trinity during March 2012. So, get ready with the Theology Network and other bloggers to celebrate “Trinity Month.”
You could perhaps purchase one or two, or more, books on the Trinity. Here are some ideas for you:
- The Forgotten Trinity by Dr. James White.
- The Deep Things of God by Fred Sanders.
- The Good God: Enjoying Father, Son and Spirit? which is a brand new book on the Trinity by Mike Reeves. You could perhaps win a copy of this book by visiting this page at the Theology Network.
There some other books that I recommend here.
You could perhaps start so long by reading my article “God and Jesus Christ in Orthodoxy” which touches on the Trinity.
The Dividing Line program in MP3 format with Dr. James White's
analysis of where T.D. Jakes stands concerning the doctrine of the Trinity.