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Trinity Part 1

“The doctrine of the Trinity is seldom preached in evangelical churches; even its practical values are neglected…” -Carl F. H. Henry, God Revelation and Authority, Vol 5: God Who Stands And Stays, Part 1

It isn’t very hard to agree with Henry on this point. A preached sermon on the Trinity doesn’t come around too often. It isn’t intentional, the fact of the matter is there are many things for pastors to preach on. Moreover, the way in which the Trinity has been handed down to the Western church hasn’t provided it the content that is due such an import belief. Therefor for most believers a discussion on the Trinity rarely goes passed the proof text. In fact for many people the Trinity is something they just would rather not talk about because it is believed to be a paradox, a mathematical conundrum, or even for some a shackle of orthodoxy.

I agree with Carl Henry but I would take it one step further and say that the implications of the Trinitarian belief are rarely explored too. Such an avoidance is a travesty to all things Christian. That is to say if you don’t have the Trinity then you don’t have Christianity. Yes it is that severe hence for the contemporary church goer this belief in the Trinity with all its implication is that relevant.

Foundation to all understanding of reality is a universal that provides meaning to all the particulars. Such a relationship between the many and the one exists in the Trinity. That is why foundational to any predication about the world around us must begin with this important doctrine that cannot be relegated to secondary status. That being the case it is important for us to discuss and understand the Trinity. It is this doctrine that separates Christianity from every non-Christian religion and non-christian philosophy.

More to come on this.

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Quote of the Day

The doctrine of the Trinity is seldom preached in evangelical churches; even its practical values are neglected… -Carl F. H. Henry, God Revelation and Authority, Vol 5: God Who Stands And Stays, Part 1

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The Song of Solomon Illustrated

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Declaration of Independence

declarationIN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

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Freedom or Sharia Law: You Might Be Surprised

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