I’ve been wanting to write this piece for about a week but have sadly been delayed. I feel as if The Lord is moving me to explain why I support the doctrine of The Trinity and more importantly, why The Bible supports it as well.
This has been on my mind for about a year, but as of the past week or so, I feel as if The Lord has put it on my heart to write it down.
There is a handful of Christian denominations that do not uphold this doctrine and while some of them are genuine believers otherwise, they are in error. Some of these denominations are a borderline cult.
There are several verses in the Bible that support the Doctrine on The Trinity and I will quote some of them:
The first event in The Bible that inspired me to start thinking of this is Matthew Chapter 3 Verses 16 through 17:
“16 As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. 17 And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with Him I am well pleased.”
The same event is mentioned in Luke Chapter 3 Verses 21-22
“21 When all the people were being baptized, Jesus was baptized too. And as he was praying, heaven was opened 22 and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with You I am well pleased.”
I think this is the clearest of all verses in The Bible that supports the doctrine of The Trinity because all three Persons are present! This is also the verse that God revealed to me when I happened to be thinking about those other non-Trinitarian or Oneness denominations.
Another passage from Scripture that clearly displays the three separate Entities of the Trinity is in John Chapter 14 Verses 16-17:
“16 And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— 17 the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept Him, because it neither sees him nor knows Him. But you know Him, for He lives with you and will be in you.”
This is straight from the Mouth of Jesus Christ Himself, upon Whom rests ALL authority! He clearly separated Himself from The Father and The Holy Ghost. I don’t know how these non-Trinitarian or Oneness denominations can support their claim when they read a verse such as this.
The other verse of Scripture that comes straight from the Mouth of Jesus Christ is in Matthew Chapter 28 Verse 19:
“19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:”
This is the event right before Jesus is taken up into Heaven and we see Him commanding His followers to make disciples of the whole world. He clearly shows the baptismal formula to use and guess what, it is Trinitarian. Now many of the Oneness or non-Trinitarian denominations will argue that at some point in history, the roman catholic church changed it to say this, but it originally said Jesus’ Name. I have an issue with that. The roman catholic church engaged in many more practices that do not line up with Scripture (many times go directly against it, so while they were indeed in charge of preserving The Bible for a time, why didn’t they change all of those other things as well? This is why: If The Bible is God’s Word (and I wholeheartedly believe it is) and Jesus Christ is The Word of God made flesh, neither are therefore able to be corrupted. King David prophesied this in Psalm 16:10: “10 For Thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer Thine Holy One to see corruption.” and the apostle Paul referenced this in Acts Chapter 13 Verse 35: “35 Wherefore he saith also in another psalm, Thou shalt not suffer Thine Holy One to see corruption.” No matter what stunts the enemy or our worldly authorities will try to pull God will not allow His word to be corrupted. Jesus Christ clearly stated the true eternity and finality of The Bible in Matthew Chapter 24 Verse 35 when He spoke, “35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.” I think it should now be clear on how much God will preserve His Holy Word, namely The Bible.
God prevented the roman catholic church from corrupting His Word so much so, that they began to heavily sanction who would be able to read It. They had William Tyndale burned at the stake for translating The Bible into English. Up until very recently the roman catholic church heavily discouraged its members from reading The Bible. This is because they would much rather keep their adherents in bondage so they will not know the ultimate freedom that Jesus Christ offers. After all, it was Christ Himself who said “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”-John 8:32. The ironic part is that while the roman catholic church is indeed Trinitarian, they are more of a cult than these non-Trinitarian or Oneness denominations ever will be. I could write volumes on this subject alone and one day I might, God willing. I do know that saying this will offend many of my family and friends, but still, the truth must be told.
I’m not sure why the non-Trinitarian or Oneness denominations exist, but I will admit that they are filled with God-fearing, well-meaning adherents and many of them are genuine believers, just somewhat misled.
I also believe that there are a few genuine believers within the roman catholic church, but most of them are lost.
I’ll let God be the judge of this though.
All in all, I hope you, the reader, can understand why I uphold the teaching of The Trinity (I do because The Bible supports it.)
Please pray for me, I am recovering from a terrible stomach virus as I am writing this.
2 thoughts on “Why I Believe in The Trinity”
Thank you for writing this, Eric, and getting directly to the point and giving the Scripture verses needed as reference. I’ve been watching videos and reading up as much as I can about the “Oneness” denominations. My in-laws are involved with the United Church of God and it shocked me when I asked them about the Trinity. They were upfront in telling me they do not believe in it. I am praying for an opportunity for them to be shown the truth of Scripture and if God will direct someone to shed light on this matter. When you stated that some of them are genuine believers, I feel as though my in-laws are and was wondering them not believing in the Trinity would cause them to “miss out on Heaven” but they also do not believe in Heaven and Hell as eternal reward or punishment. In which case, I do not know how they evangelize with a message of “You can either be with Christ in the Millennial Kingdom or be burnt up into nothing.” Do you know what I mean? That’s not a very compelling or urgent message and I don’t mean to make light of it as I am very concerned. I can use your format above to talk with them as it’s easy to understand and not multiple pages. Do you have any regarding our eternal being? Luke 16:23 clearly states that the rich man “Lifted up his eyes in Hell where he was tormented.” That’s about as black and white as it gets.
Thank you for your time,
I’ll respond to you privately. There are several denominations and fragmented churches that refer to themselves as “Church of God.” See my contact page and drop me a line via email and include more details please…