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Lately there has been alot of debates about some people believing in the trinity and some that dont.

There are scriptures that appear to say that Jesus is God, but there are also scriptures that appear that Jesus and God are two different people. How can we both be right? I dont believe in the trinity but i can admit that in the bible it does say certain things that may seem that Jesus and God are the same. I look at the other scriptures because they make more sense to me, also God created us in his image, we are individuals. God is not a mystery, everything he wanted us to know is in the bible, so why didnt he explain the trinity to us? Now, i just want peoples take on this. But please, please, please lets be civil to eachother because thats what God wants.

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Asked by Anonymous at 8:51 PM on Oct. 2, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • A lot of the issue is limited by our own understanding. The concept itself isn't easy.
    teamquinn

    Answer by teamquinn at 8:58 PM on Oct. 2, 2009

  • There are scriptures that appear to say that Jesus is God, but there are also scriptures that appear that Jesus and God are two different people. How can we both be right?


    The can both be right because God is a Trinity.  The traditional understanding of the trinity is that there is one God, one Supreme Being, one Creator of All.  This God is made up of three distinct, divine beings - God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.  So Jesus is God, but he is not God the Father or God the Holy Spirit.

    eringobrough

    Answer by eringobrough at 9:03 PM on Oct. 2, 2009

  • eringobrough

    Answer by eringobrough at 9:04 PM on Oct. 2, 2009

  • eringobrough. we have different views but i certainly like your passion and knowledge, which is why i ask you. i understand your point, how do you explain this scripture.

    Passage Mark 13:32:

    32But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.
    proudmomma777

    Answer by proudmomma777 at 9:13 PM on Oct. 2, 2009

  • God is not a mystery, everything he wanted us to know is in the bible, so why didnt he explain the trinity to us?


    God is infinite.  We are finite.  It is reasonalbe to expect that many of God's revelations will be bigger than us - bigger than our finite minds with our finite experiences will be able to comprehend completely.   So in a sense God is a mystery.  That doesn't mean He's totally unknowable. It simply means that it’s too deep for us to know totally.

    eringobrough

    Answer by eringobrough at 9:15 PM on Oct. 2, 2009

  • And the Trinity is explained in the bible. The Bible clearly teaches that Jesus is God (cf. John 8:58, 10:38, 14:10; Col. 2:9). It also clearly teaches that the Holy Spirit is God (cf. Acts 5:3–4, 28:25–28; 1 Cor. 2:10–13). Everyone agrees the Father is God. Yet there is only one God (Mark 12:29, 1 Cor. 8:4–6, Jas. 2:19). How can we hold all four truths except by saying all three are somehow the one God - the Holy Trinity.
    eringobrough

    Answer by eringobrough at 9:15 PM on Oct. 2, 2009

  • how do you explain this scripture: Passage Mark 13:32


    I'm assuming your problem with this scripture is that you think it's saying Jesus doesn't know something and if Jesus is God then he knows everything. 


    Jesushas perfect knowledge of the time of judgement day. The Bible tells us that all things were made through Jesus Christ, the Son and Word of God (John 1:1-3, 14-18; Colossians 1:15-17; Hebrews 1:1-2). This means that all times were made through him, including the day of judgement. The Bible also tells us that Jesus Christ is the one who will judge all people (Matthew 25:31-46; John 5:22, 27-29; Acts 17:31). Since the day of judgement was made through Jesus Christ and he will be the judge on that day, it is reasonable to say that he has perfect knowledge of when that day will be. (cont.)

    eringobrough

    Answer by eringobrough at 9:20 PM on Oct. 2, 2009

  • In Mark 13:32, Jesus Christ is telling his disciples that it is not part of his mission to reveal the time of judgement day. By doing this, he is discouraging his disciples, and us, from asking him when judgement day will be. Jesus does this by using a manner of speaking that his disciples were familiar with and can be understood by people familiar with the Bible. After his resurrection, Jesus tells his disciples that they are not meant to know the times and periods determined by God (Acts 1:6-7).
    eringobrough

    Answer by eringobrough at 9:22 PM on Oct. 2, 2009

  • so he told them that he doesnt know when it will happen when in fact he really knew? but wouldnt that be a lie? Jesus didnt lie. Thats the part that I dont get.
    proudmomma777

    Answer by proudmomma777 at 9:26 PM on Oct. 2, 2009

  • so he told them that he doesnt know when it will happen when in fact he really knew? but wouldnt that be a lie?


    The Bible uses the words 'know' in a number of different ways. Sometimes it is used to mean 'proclaim', 'reveal', or 'make known'. In his first letter to the Corinthians, Paul says that during his visit he "decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and him crucified" (1 Corinthians 2:2).  It wasn't that Paul didn't know anything at all, but that he only made known or proclaim Jesus Christ.  Jesus Christ is using the word 'knows' in this sense in Mark 13:32.  He wasn't saying he himself didn't know, he wasn't lying.  He was saying he's not going to proclaim or make known the date for judgement day.

    eringobrough

    Answer by eringobrough at 9:31 PM on Oct. 2, 2009

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