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  • Mystery of the Trinity

    06/16/2014 6:47:57 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 14 replies
    Fr. Ray Blake's Blog ^ | 6/15/14 | Fr. Ray Blake
    In some parishes Trinity Sunday was the time to give a financial report, anything rather than preach on the Most Holy Trinity. The problem is of course that too many Catholics think of the Trinity in terms of algebra or geometry rather than in terms of relationships. Muslims love to debate with Christians God in terms of the 1+1+1=1 approach, they are less comfortable with the idea of the God who loves to point of emptying himself of His Divinity to embrace His creation, indeed to dwell within it and suffer with it. The high point of our prayer is...
  • My God Is So High, You Can’t Get Over Him … A Sermon for the Feast of the Holy Trinity

    06/15/2014 6:03:00 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    Archdiocese Of Washington ^ | June 15,2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    There is an old Spiritual that says, My God is so high, you can’t get over him, he’s so low, you can’t get under him, he’s so wide you can’t get around him, you must come in, by and through the Lamb.
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 06-15-14, SOL, Most Holy Trinity

    06/14/2014 7:57:44 PM PDT · by Salvation · 55 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-15-14 | Revised New American Bible
    June 15, 2014The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity  Reading 1 Ex 34:4b-6, 8-9 Early in the morning Moses went up Mount Sinaias the LORD had commanded him,taking along the two stone tablets. Having come down in a cloud, the LORD stood with Moses thereand proclaimed his name, "LORD."Thus the LORD passed before him and cried out,"The LORD, the LORD, a merciful and gracious God,slow to anger and rich in kindness and fidelity."Moses at once bowed down to the ground in worship.Then he said, "If I find favor with you, O Lord,do come along in our company.This is indeed...
  • 48 Hours In Hell

    05/07/2014 10:00:03 PM PDT · by OneVike · 109 replies
    Gospel Tract and Bible Society ^ | 1888 | John W. Reynolds
    One of the most interesting cases of resuscitation that ever came to my knowledge was that of George Lennox, a notorious horse thief of Jefferson County. He was serving his second term. Sedgwick County sent him to the prison the first time for a similar offense - stealing horses. During the winter of 1887 and 1888 he worked in the coal mines. The place where he was laboring seemed dangerous to him. He reported the fact to the officer in charge, who made an examination, and deciding that the room was safe, ordered Lennox back to his work. The...
  • Theologians Challenge Bart Ehrman's 'Sloppy' Scholarship in 'How Jesus Became God' With New Book

    04/25/2014 7:48:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/25/2014 | Nicola Menzie
    Bart Ehrman, prolific author, New Testament scholar and former evangelical Christian, says it took him eight years to research and complete his new book, How Jesus Became God: The Exaltation of a Jewish Preacher from Galilee. Yet, a group of fellow scholars responded in their book, How God Became Jesus, by claiming that the Christian-turned-agnostic's "sloppy" scholarship on Jesus' divinity leaves much to be desired. Ehrman, the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, says his research reveals that Jesus, a first century Galilean, never claimed to be God, and that it...
  • The Catechism Explained - Pt. I Faith – THE BLESSED TRINITY.

    01/26/2014 2:07:07 AM PST · by GonzoII · 6 replies
    Archive .Org ^ | 1899 | Rev. Francis Spirago Professor of Theology
    PART I - FAITH. THE APOSTLES' CREED. FIRST ARTICLE OF THE CREED: "I BELIEVE IN GOD, THE FATHER ALMIGHTY." 4. THE BLESSED TRINITY. At the baptism of Jesus Christ all the three persons of the Blessed Trinity manifested themselves; the Father by a voice from heaven, the Son through His baptism, and the Holy Ghost in the form of a dove (Matt. iii. 16). 1. The Blessed Trinity is one God in three persons. The three persons are called Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. The number three is often found both in nature and in religion. There are three...
  • The Holy Trinity: Sound Doctrine or a Man-Made Tradition?

    01/12/2014 7:49:32 PM PST · by restornu · 772 replies
    ArticleSeen.com ^ | Aug-28-2011 | Steve-O
    The Holy Trinity: Sound Doctrine or a Man-Made Tradition? Author: Steve-0 The Apostle Paul admonished young Timothy, "Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;" (1 Timothy 4:1) The Greek word that was translated into English as "depart from" is aphistemi (Strong's G868) pronounced ä-fe'-sta-me meaning ... 1) to make stand off, cause to withdraw, to remove a) to excite to revolt 2) to stand off, to stand aloof a) to go away, to depart from anyone b) to desert, withdraw from...
  • Questions and Answers on the Trinity [Catholic and Open]

    01/04/2014 11:00:14 AM PST · by Salvation · 49 replies
    EWTN.com ^ | 1997 | The Baltimore Catechism, no. 3, Lesson 3.
    Questions and Answers on the Trinity25. How many Persons are there in God? In God there are three divine Persons--the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost.(a) Unaided by divine revelation, the human mind could not know the existence of the Blessed Trinity because it is a supernatural mystery.3 Even after God has revealed the existence of the Blessed Trinity, we cannot understand it fully. When we believe, on the word of God, that there are three Persons in one God, we do not believe that three Persons are one Person, or that three gods are one God; this...
  • Is Jesus Christ God?

    12/22/2013 7:28:20 AM PST · by DouglasKC · 580 replies
    Christian Answers ^ | 2012 | Various
    “The Christian faith has not been tried and found wanting. It has rather been found difficult and left untried.” —Chesterton I am the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending.The story of Jesus is either the greatest event in history or the cruelest hoax. If it is a hoax, then the whole of the Christian message crumbles together with the hopes of those multitudes of lives built on his name. The apostle Paul said: “And if Christ is not risen, then our preaching is empty and your faith is also empty. Yes, and we are found false witnesses of...
  • Supreme Court upholds rape conviction, rejects religious privilege argument

    08/22/2013 7:16:39 AM PDT · by Morgana · 41 replies
    concord monitor ^ | ANNMARIE TIMMINS
    The state Supreme Court has unanimously upheld the rape and sexual assault convictions against Ernest Willis who is serving a 15-to-30 year prison sentence for forcibly raping his teenage babysitter twice, whom he knew through Trinity Baptist Church in Concord, in 1997. The court issued its ruling this morning. The girl, who became pregnant, was later made to stand before their congregation to apologize by then-pastor Chuck Phelps. A Merrimack County jury convicted Ellis of three counts of rape and one count of felonious sexual assault in 2011. Willis’s attorneys appealed the conviction on several grounds, including the admission of...
  • The Trinity: A Mystery for Eternity

    05/25/2013 2:02:26 PM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies
    Insight Scoop ^ | May 25, 2013 | Carl E. Olson
    A Scriptural Reflection on the Readings for Sunday, May 26, 2013, The Solemnity of the Most Holy TrinityReadings:• Prov 8:22-31• Ps 8:4-5, 6-7, 8-9• Rom 5:1-5• Jn 16:12-15The apologist and novelist Dorothy Sayers dryly noted, in an essay titled “The Dogma is the Drama,” that for many people, even some Christians, the doctrine of the Trinity is, “The Father incomprehensible, the Son incomprehensible, and the whole thing incomprehensible.” There are likely a few Catholics who would candidly admit, “Well, the Church teaches that the Trinity is a mystery—and it’s certainly a mystery to me!” In fact, the Catechism of the...
  • Greek Philosophy's Influence on the Trinity Doctrine

    04/16/2013 8:20:04 PM PDT · by DouglasKC · 154 replies
    Is God a Trinity? ^ | Various | Various
    Greek Philosophy's Influence on the Trinity Doctrine Many historians and religious scholars, some quoted in this publication, attest to the influence of Greek or Platonic philosophy in the development and acceptance of the Trinity doctrine in the fourth century. But what did such philosophy entail, and how did it come to affect the doctrine of the Trinity? To briefly summarize what was pertinent, we start with mention of the famous Greek philosopher Plato (ca. 429-347 B.C.). He believed in a divine triad of "God, the ideas, [and] the World-Spirit," though he "nowhere explained or harmonized this triad" (Charles Bigg, Christian...
  • The Surprising Origins of the Trinity Doctrine

    04/15/2013 5:06:15 PM PDT · by DouglasKC · 579 replies
    Is God a Trinity? ^ | Various | Various
    The Surprising Origins of the Trinity Doctrine Few understand how the Trinity doctrine came to be accepted - several centuries after the Bible was completed! Yet its roots go back much farther in history. "And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free" (John 8:32). Most people assume that everything that bears the label "Christian" must have originated with Jesus Christ and His early followers. But this is definitely not the case. All we have to do is look at the words of Jesus Christ and His apostles to see that this is clearly not true....
  • St. Patrick's Bad Analogies

    03/17/2013 2:36:33 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 22 replies
    Clever work from the folks over at Lutheran Satire. Despite its title, it's not anti-Saint Patrick. Watch till the end.
  • AMD to launch Richland on March 12 ( Follow on to the Trinity APU chip...F2 socket)

    03/05/2013 12:18:43 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies
    Fudzilla ^ | Tuesday, 05 March 2013 15:26 | Slobodan Simic
    AMD is ready for it There have been more than enough leaks dealing with Richland, AMD's successor to the Trinity powered Virgo platform, and we even had a chance to see some leaks regarding its succesor, codenamed Kaveri. As you may already know, Richland is planned to last through 2013 and it is clear that this is very important chip for AMD. Based on the Piledriver architecture and built using 32nm technology, Richland will feature an integrated GPU that will be upgraded to Radeon HD 8000 series, a generation ahead of Trinity. As you know, there has been a lot of...
  • The Baltimore Catechism: Part One: The Creed, The Unity and Trinity of God

    02/15/2013 9:50:57 PM PST · by Salvation · 7 replies
    CatholiCity.com ^ | 1941 | The Baltimore Catechism
    The Baltimore Catechism Revised Edition (1941)   Part One: The Creed The Unity and Trinity of God Lesson 3 from the Baltimore Cathechism24. Is there only one God? Yes, there is only one God.I am the Lord, and there is none else: there is no God besides me. (Isaiah 45:5)25. How many Persons are there in God? In God there are three Divine Persons – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost.Going, therefore, teach ye all nations; baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. (Matthew 28:19)26. Is the Father...
  • The Real St. Nicholas – Not Fat and Not Very Jolly Either

    12/06/2012 3:35:21 PM PST · by NYer · 25 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | December 5, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Today (Dec 6) is the Feast of St. Nicholas. The real St. Nicholas was nothing close to the St. Nick (Santa Claus) of the modern age. He was a thin curmudgeonly man with a zeal for the Lord that caused flairs of anger. Compromise was unknown to him. The slow transformation of him into “Jolly ole’ Saint Nicholas is a remarkable recasting of him centuries in the making. Some years ago the Washington Post featured an article entitled Poles Apart: Nicholas of Myra; How a 4th-Century Bishop Achieved Fame 1,500 Years Later, With a Whole New Attitude.On this feast of...
  • Does It Matter Which Person of the Trinity We Pray to?

    11/14/2012 9:33:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 142 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/14/2012 | John Piper
    The following is an edited transcript of the audio. Does it matter which Person of the Trinity we pray to? Yes, I think it matters. But being wrong about doesn't mean that it's in the category of damnable sin and maybe not even in the category of sin at all. The Holy Spirit is sent into the world, according to John 16, to glorify the Son. And he glorifies the Son by leading us to the Son and causing us to see the Son as the ground for our access to the Father. The Son came to die for our...
  • Does It Matter Which Person of the Trinity We Pray to?

    11/14/2012 9:33:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/14/2012 | John Piper
    The following is an edited transcript of the audio. Does it matter which Person of the Trinity we pray to? Yes, I think it matters. But being wrong about doesn't mean that it's in the category of damnable sin and maybe not even in the category of sin at all. The Holy Spirit is sent into the world, according to John 16, to glorify the Son. And he glorifies the Son by leading us to the Son and causing us to see the Son as the ground for our access to the Father. The Son came to die for our...
  • Trinity Church members reveal Obama shocker!

    10/03/2012 5:05:26 AM PDT · by ZachJones · 24 replies
    WND ^ | October 2, 2012 | Corsi
    ...To Trinity insiders, the Down Low Club was simply known as “the program.” “That’s the terminology. At Trinity, you’re urged to ‘get with the program,’” explained a male beneficiary of the Down Low Club. “What that means is it’s OK to go ahead and have sex with men, just as long as you ‘get with the program’ and marry a woman, somebody no straight guy would want to marry.” The wife, the Down Low Club member explained, is “your ‘beard,’ your cover – so you can look like you’re living a straight life, even thought your not.”...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT, 08-28-12

    08/28/2012 8:40:24 AM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 08-28-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT The third person of the Trinity, who eternally proceeds from the Father and the Son and is really distinct from them yet coequal with them as God. To him are attributed all the works of the Trinity that pertain to the sanctification of the human race. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • THE TRINITY SITE: WHERE THE FIRST ATOMIC BOMB WAS EXPLODED

    07/15/2012 10:18:20 PM PDT · by NEWwoman · 22 replies
    travelthruhistory.com ^ | 2008 | Susan K. Smith
    In 1939, Albert Einstein sent a letter (written largely by Leó Szilárd) to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The pressing concern was that Nazi Germany might be conducting research to create atomic bombs, and the letter suggested that the United States should begin researching the possibility itself. This was the impetus for the Manhattan project, which culminated in the explosion of the first atomic bomb at the Trinity Site in New Mexico. Socorro, New Mexico, a little more than an hour’s drive south of Albuquerque, is one of the meeting places for those who plan to visit the Trinity Site. Socorro,...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: PERICHORESIS, 06-30-12

    06/30/2012 11:06:00 AM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 06-30-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):PERICHORESIS The penetration and indwelling of the three divine persons reciprocally in one another. In the Greek conception of the Trinity there is an emphasis on the mutual penetration of the three persons, thus bringing out the unity of the divine essence. In the Latin idea called circumincession the stress is more on the internal processions of the three divine persons. In both traditions, however, the fundamental basis of the Trinitarian perichoresis is the one essence of the three persons in God. The term is also applied to the close union of the two natures in...
  • 1 and 1 and 1 Makes One. A meditation on the Solemnity of the Holy Trinity

    06/03/2012 1:47:47 PM PDT · by NYer · 39 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | June 3, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    There is an old Spiritual that says, My God is so high, you can’t over him, he’s so low, you can’t under him, he’s so wide you can’t round him, you must come in, by and through the Lamb.Not a bad way of saying that God is other, He is beyond what human words can tell or describe, He is beyond what human thoughts can conjure. And on the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity we do well to remember that we are pondering a mystery that cannot fit in our minds.A mystery though, is not something wholly unknown. In...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 06-03-12, Solemnity, Most Holy Trinity

    06/02/2012 9:03:38 PM PDT · by Salvation · 58 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-03-12 | Revised New American Bible
    June 3, 2012   The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity   Reading 1 Dt 4:32-34, 39-40 Moses said to the people:"Ask now of the days of old, before your time,ever since God created man upon the earth;ask from one end of the sky to the other:Did anything so great ever happen before?Was it ever heard of?Did a people ever hear the voice of Godspeaking from the midst of fire, as you did, and live?Or did any god venture to go and take a nation for himselffrom the midst of another nation,by testings, by signs and wonders, by war,with strong...
  • Mitt Romney and the Trinity

    04/27/2012 10:56:15 AM PDT · by tedw · 9 replies
    You tube ^ | 4/27/2012 | Ted Wegener
    My thoughts on Mitt Romney and the Trinity
  • Trinity students hold anti-violence rally

    03/08/2012 3:59:40 PM PST · by matt04 · 9 replies
    Students at Trinity College in Hartford are holding an anti-violence rally after a sophomore was attacked and brutally beaten over the weekend near the edge of campus. The incident was reported early Sunday morning on Allen Place. Officials said Chris Kenny had to undergo seven hours of reconstructive surgery after he was kicked in the face. Thursday's rally is in response to how the school is handling an increase in violence in the area. The university is also under fire from students for notifying Kenny's parents of the assault the next day. "Yes that happened, it was bad communication," said...
  • The Holy Trinity of Liberalism

    03/02/2012 4:01:51 PM PST · by grumpa · 5 replies
    Off Grid Blogger blog ^ | March 2, 2012 | Off Grid Blogger
    Our primary interest with this blog is to explore the liberal mind. Liberals have been successful in deceiving people into thinking that they are moral, compassionate, tolerant, just, and logical. Nothing could be further from the truth. First, consider this list of priorities for liberalism: •Desire for control. This desire is ultimate; Nietzsche taught that there is no truth—that power is everything. •Desire for freedom from moral authority. Beneath their rhetoric you ultimately find a demand for free sex and drugs without consequences. How else can one explain their insistence on abortion even in the face of modern sonogram technology...
  • To Irish Eyes, an Error in the "O’Bama" Campaign

    02/24/2012 5:05:52 AM PST · by CharlesThe Hammer · 12 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 2/24/12 | Andy Newman
    The e-mail from the Obama campaign found the right target: Dave Hunt, lifelong Democrat from Upper Manhattan and owner of an Irish saloon, had contributed to President Obama’s 2008 victory drive. Now, just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, barackobama.com was peddling “O’Bama” T-shirts, playing on the president’s wee trace of Irish blood and his joke on a visit to Ireland last year that he had “come home to find the apostrophe that we lost somewhere along the way.” But Mr. Hunt, an owner of Coogan’s in Washington Heights, noted something wrong with the message on the T-shirt itself: below...
  • Essays for Lent: The Trinity

    02/23/2012 5:30:19 PM PST · by Salvation · 6 replies
    StayCatholic.com ^ | 2003 | Sebastian R. Fama
    The Trinityby Sebastian R. Fama The doctrine of the Trinity can present a challenge to anyone investigating the Christian faith. Even some who call themselves Christian think it unreasonable. However, a close examination of the evidence shows us that not only is the doctrine of the Trinity Scriptural but it is reasonable and to be expected as well.Simply stated the Doctrine of the Trinity teaches us that there is only one God and that one God is comprised of three persons; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The obvious problem that some have with this is that something cannot be both one...
  • Mormons reject core doctrines

    02/15/2012 5:09:18 AM PST · by Colofornian · 51 replies
    Redding.com (Record-Searchlight) ^ | Feb. 14, 2012 | Brian Larsen
    Pat Waldron asserts that Mormons are Christians and offers these reasons: First, Mormons call themselves "The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints." Second, Mormon temples contain pictures of Jesus. Third, the Mormon choir will "bring tears to your eyes, if you are a Christian." And, fourth, Mormons are nice people. But these "reasons" are hardly convincing because they deal only with superficial appearances. A more robust analysis reveals that Mormons reject absolutely essential Biblical beliefs that Christians have held for centuries. First, Mormons reject the Christian doctrine of the Trinity. Christians believe that there is one God...
  • Do Catholics and Muslims Worship the Same God?

    12/09/2011 3:18:38 PM PST · by mas cerveza por favor · 56 replies
    Just For Catholics.org Excerpted then copied on gloria.tv ^ | Dr Joseph Mizzi on Just For Catholics.org
    The anti-Catholic site justforcatholics.org quotes the non-infallible Nostra Aetate of Vatican II and the non-infallible 1994 Catechism of the Catholic Church (derived from Vatican II) to falsely assert that the Catholic Church officially teaches that Catholics and Muslims worship the same god. Catholicism and Islam are monotheistic religions, that is, both believe that there is but one God. However, that does not necessarily imply that they worship the same God. Two men may be married to one woman, but that does not mean that they are married to the same woman. So, the question is whether Catholics and Muslims worship...
  • Religion Briefs For Dec. 2 (50th Anniv. for Trinity UCC)

    12/01/2011 8:21:11 PM PST · by matt04 · 2 replies
    50th Anniversary: Trinity United Church of Christ, 400 W. 95th St., Chicago, is celebrating its 50th anniversary Sunday. The church at that time named The New Congregation Church was founded on Chicago’s South Side during the Civil Rights Movement and had its first service at Kipling School. Later, services were at John Shedd School, 99th Street and Indiana Avenue. In 1978, the congregation moved to its first edifice at 532 W. 95th Street. Trinity United was one of the first churches to protest Apartheid in South Africa and was one of the first American churches to provide a proactive HIV/AIDS...
  • Christian, Mormon doctrinal differences

    11/04/2011 6:05:42 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 44 replies · 1+ views
    Baptist Press ^ | Dec 6, 2007 | Tal Davis
    EDITOR'S NOTE: The following information is adapted from the North American Mission Board's www.4truth.net apolgetics website. ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP)--The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS or Mormon church) professes to be a Christian church. However, a careful comparison of basic doctrinal positions of that church to those of historical, biblical Christianity reveal many radical differences. This comparison utilizes Mormon doctrines as stated in LDS authoritative primary sources and those of historic Christianity as derived solely from the Bible. THE DOCTRINE OF GOD: -- Historic Christianity The one God is a Spirit who is the personal, eternal, infinite Creator...
  • Obama’s Church Preaches White Genocide

    08/13/2011 10:42:32 AM PDT · by Roger-SD · 32 replies
    Black Liberation Theology is a cult religious doctrine which is not only racist, but actually advocates white genocide, destruction of American democracy and the traditional Christian church. The doctrine states that all whites are collectively guilty, white oppressors must “cease to be” and equates white society to the Antichrist, calling whites the “symbol of depravity” and “the enemy of mankind.” These are genocidal religious concepts, that white society is too evil to exist. Black Liberation Theology is the doctrine of Obama’s church in Chicago, Trinity United Church of Christ. Whether there is an explicit plan to carry out a genocide...
  • THE TRINITY SITE: WHERE THE FIRST ATOMIC BOMB WAS EXPLODED

    07/14/2011 6:30:27 PM PDT · by NEWwoman · 48 replies
    Travel Thru History ^ | November 2009 | Susan K. Smith
    In 1939, Albert Einstein sent a letter (written largely by Leó Szilárd) to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The pressing concern was that Nazi Germany might be conducting research to create atomic bombs, and the letter suggested that the United States should begin researching the possibility itself. This was the impetus for the Manhattan project, which culminated in the explosion of the first atomic bomb at the Trinity Site in New Mexico. Socorro, New Mexico, a little more than an hour’s drive south of Albuquerque, is one of the meeting places for those who plan to visit the Trinity Site. Socorro,...
  • United Church of Christ Votes to Remove “Heavenly Father” from Bylaws

    07/12/2011 6:49:43 AM PDT · by Cronos · 18 replies
    The New American ^ | 10 July 2011 | Dave Bohon
    Delegates at the most recent national meeting of the United Church of Christ (UCC) agreed overwhelmingly July 4 to strike the term “heavenly Father” from the denomination’s constitutional definition of the local church. By a vote of 613 to 161, the delegates voted to change language in Article V of the church’s bylaws (see page 3) from describing a local church as composed of persons who believe in “God as heavenly Father” to those who believe in “the triune God” — thereby relieving UCC members of the responsibility of acknowledging God as masculine. Explaining the change, which reflects a trend...
  • Is the LDS View of God Consistent with the Bible? [ANTI-Trinitarian]

    07/08/2011 11:19:44 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 75 replies
    Ensign Magazine ^ | July, 1987 | William O. Nelson
    Latter-day Saints are sometimes accused of having an antibiblical theology because they believe that God is a glorified being of flesh and bones—not just a spirit essence. Some who write anti-Mormon pamphlets insist that the LDS concept of Deity is contrary to what is recognized as traditional Christian doctrine. In this they are quite correct. The traditional view about the Trinity is well over a thousand years old, and time has a way of hallowing ideas, whether or not they are true.One of the most demonstrable truths from the Bible is the physical, bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ. When...
  • Defend the Doctrine of the Holy Trinity! [Catholic caucus]

    06/20/2011 9:52:27 AM PDT · by Mary Kochan · 8 replies
    Catholic Lane ^ | 6/19/11 | Mary Kochan
    Every time we make the sign of the Cross we make an invocation of the Holy Trinity: "In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Those who grew up as Catholics, or in other religious communities with an orthodox understanding of this Triune nature of God, may take this doctrine for granted and not comprehend the extent to which it has historically been assaulted and still is attacked today. In many cases those who attack the doctrine do so without ever really understanding what the Church teaches about it to begin with –...
  • "All Authority in Heaven and on Earth Has Been Given to Me" (Sermon for Holy Trinity, Matthew 28)

    06/18/2011 11:44:54 AM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 6 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | June 19, 2011 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “All Authority in Heaven and on Earth Has Been Given to Me” (Matthew 28:16-20)“And Jesus came and said to them, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.’” If you had to vote on “What is the most puzzling statement in Scripture?” this might be it. What in the world is Jesus saying when he says, “All authority has been given to me?” “Given”? I mean, didn’t we just confess in the Athanasian Creed: “The Godhead of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit is one: the glory equal, the majesty coeternal”?...
  • The Work of the Holy Spirit in the Church and in the World by Fr. John Hardon,S.J. [Catholic Caucus]

    06/12/2011 8:11:57 AM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies
    TheRealPresence.org ^ | 1998 | Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J
    The Work of the Holy Spirit in the Church and in the World by Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J.The subject of this article on “The Work of the Holy Spirit in the Church and in the World” is an ocean. We might even say that all of Christianity is summarized in this one statement.As we know, Pope John Paul II has recommended that 1998, the second of three years set aside in preparation for the great Jubilee of Christ’s birth, should be dedicated in a special way to the Holy Spirit and His sanctifying presence within the com munity of...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: DIVINE NOTION, 06-11-11

    06/11/2011 9:57:56 AM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 06-11-11 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):DIVINE NOTION An internal divine activity that characterizes the persons in the Trinity and distinguishes them, as contrasted with the essential acts that are common to the three persons. Factually the divine notions coincide with the properties. They are ungeneratedness and generation as distinctive of the Father, passive generation as the mark of identity of the Son, and passive spiration as characteristic of the Holy Spirit. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • [Ecumenical] Lent through Eastertide - Divine Mercy Diary Exerpts: The Holy Trinity

    05/09/2011 8:56:30 PM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    Catholic-forum.com ^ | website-1987 | Saint Faustina-1931
    Divine Mercy Diary Exerpts   Jesus's words are in italics.  St. Faustina's words are in regular print.   "Your task is to write down everything that I make known to you about My mercy, for the benefit of those who by reading these things will be comforted in their souls and will have the courage to approach Me." (1693)     "Mankind will not have peace until it turns with trust to My mercy." (300)     
  • One God, Three Equal Persons: St. Gregory of Nazianzus {Ecumenical Thread}

    05/09/2011 9:46:44 AM PDT · by Cronos · 33 replies
    EWTN ^ | 357 AD | St. Gregory of Nazianzus
    WHEN did these come into being? They are above all "When." But, if I am to speak with something more of boldness,--when the Father did. And when did the Father come into being. There never was a time when He was not. And the same thing is true of the Son and the Holy Ghost. Ask me again, and again I will answer you, When was the Son begotten? When the Father was not begotten. And when did the Holy Ghost proceed? When the Son was, not proceeding but, begotten--beyond the sphere of time, and above the grasp of reason;...
  • The Deity of Christ

    04/28/2011 11:48:20 AM PDT · by hawkins · 8 replies
    That Christian Website ^ | 4/28/2011 | Travis Main
    “When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am? And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets. He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?” (Matthew 16:13-15) (1)The question of the Deity of Christ is debated by many. The atheist denies the existence of God. The Jehovah’s Witnesses claim Christ was a created being. The Mormon believes Christ was a man who became a god. Muslims declare Christ...
  • Can it Be

    04/24/2011 6:34:14 PM PDT · by Mary Kochan · 61 replies
    Catholic Lane ^ | 4/24/11 | Mary Kochan--Catholic Lane
    This is my 17th Easter. For the first 38 years of my life I did not celebrate Easter because I was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, a pseudo- Christian group with a very strange economy of salvation. It is not easy to describe life in a cult like Jehovah’s Witnesses. It is very dark. Even their light is darkness. Jehovah’s Witnesses do not believe in the Trinity, so they do not believe in the deity of Christ. They believe that Jesus was Michael the Archangel before he came to earth, and that after he was resurrected, he went back to being...
  • The Nicene Creed and the Invention of the Trinity?

    12/26/2010 10:10:18 AM PST · by Colofornian · 90 replies · 3+ views
    Mormon Coffee (Mormonism Research Ministry) ^ | August 22, 2007 | Eric Johnson
    When it comes to the Godhead of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, there have been many theories about whether or not the Christian concept of the Trinity is true. Both Jehovah’s Witnesses and Mormons will attack the Trinity as being “incomprehensible” and therefore “illogical.” Too often these folks like to aim their artillery at the Council of Nicea that convened in A.D. 325 and was attended by approximately 300 bishops from the east and west churches. Of course, I cannot cover in detail every nuance of the council or of the Trinity to show why I and...
  • THE FIRSTBORN OF ALL CREATION

    09/30/2010 6:17:29 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Reformation Study Center ^ | Rev. John Samson
    He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. - Colossians 1:15-17 There is much that could be said about the title "firstborn". It is a title of honor and refers to Christ being given all "the rights and privileges of a firstborn son, especially the son of a monarch who would...
  • Radio Replies Second Volume - The Holy Trinity

    08/27/2010 9:45:47 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 25 replies
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1940 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    The Holy Trinity 519. Let us turn to your abstract and intangible dogmas; and firstly the doctrine of the Trinity. Though no human mind can fully comprehend the doctrine of the Trinity, yet the concept is not unintelligible. It certainly conveys a definite meaning to Christians. In revealing Himself to us God had to employ terms on our own level which could not but be inadequate to express His infinite perfection. But the terms used are not nevertheless without meaning. We know what a nature is, and we know what a person is. It may be, and in fact must...
  • The Blessed Trinity {Ecumenical}

    08/14/2010 12:20:34 AM PDT · by Cronos · 96 replies
    New Advent ^ | 14-Aug-2010 | Newadvetn
    The Trinity is the term employed to signify the central doctrine of the Christian religion — the truth that in the unity of the Godhead there are Three Persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, these Three Persons being truly distinct one from another. Thus, in the words of the Athanasian Creed: "the Father is God, the Son is God, and the Holy Spirit is God, and yet there are not three Gods but one God." In this Trinity of Persons the Son is begotten of the Father by an eternal generation, and the Holy Spirit proceeds by...