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Trinity
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Trinity
Trinity A description of the God of Christian Scripture, revealed and understood as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; a fundamental doctrine of Christian theology.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Trinity
TRINITY* Term designating the three members of the triune God: the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.The word “Trinity” does not appear in the Bible; it was created by scholars to describe the three members of the Godhead. Throughout the Bible, God is presented as being Father, Son, and Spirit—not three
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Trinity
TRINITY. The early church, opposing polytheism with the OT teaching that there is only one God, was soon forced to ask, Who is Jesus Christ? Was He a mere man? Is He an angel? Or is He God? And if He is God, are there two Gods?Near the beginning of the 4th cen. strong party in the church, under the
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Trinity
TRINITY. The term ‘Trinity’ is not itself found in the Bible. It was first used by Tertullian at the close of the 2nd century, but received wide currency and formal elucidation only in the 4th and 5th centuries. Three affirmations are central to the historic doctrine of the Trinity: 1. there is but one
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Trinity
TrinityThe distinctive Christian understanding that the creator God disclosed in history as the God of Israel and the God and Father of Jesus Christ is tri-personal. This distinctive trinitarian understanding has been maintained, on the one hand, against modalism which asserts that the one God has disclosed
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Trinity
Trinity (from Lat. trinitas).† An expression for the revelation of the one God (Deut. 6:4) in three “persons,” Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The doctrine of the trinity is a theoretical model intended to systematize various expressions in the Bible. The basis in Scripture on which it was built can
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Trinity
TRINITY The greatest revealed mystery of the Christian faith. It is the claim that the God of the Bible is a communion of three divine Persons in one divine nature. The word “Trinity” is part of the Church’s theological vocabulary (Greek trias; Latin trinitas) and was coined in the second century a.d.
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Trinity, doctrine of the
Trinity, doctrine of the. The central dogma of Christian theology, that the one God exists in three Persons and one substance, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God is one, yet self-differentiated; the God who reveals Himself to mankind is one God equally in three distinct modes of existence, yet remains
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Trinity
TRINITY. The term by which is expressed the unity of three Persons in the one God. The Christian doctrine is: (1) That there is only one God, one divine nature and being. (2) This one divine Being is tripersonal, involving the distinctions of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. (3) These three
Encyclopedia of the Reformed Faith
Trinity
TrinityThe doctrine of the Trinity affirms that the one and only God is the threefold reality of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. While classical Reformed theologians made no substantive contributions to traditional doctrinal formulae of the patristic era, contemporary Reformed theologians have contributed
Key passages
Ge 1:26

And God said, “Let us make humankind in our image and according to our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of heaven, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every moving thing that moves upon the earth.”

Mt 3:16–17

Now after he was baptized, Jesus immediately went up from the water, and behold, the heavens opened and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove coming upon him. And behold, there was a voice from heaven saying, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.”

Mt 28:19

Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

Eph 4:4–6

one body and one Spirit (just as also you were called with one hope of your calling), one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all, and through all, and in all.

Re 1:4–5

John, to the seven churches in Asia: grace to you and peace from the one who is and the one who was and the one who is coming, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead and the ruler of …