Can someone explain the mystery of the "Holy Trinity" based on Catholic teachings?
- imacatholic2Lv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
Mysteries are hard to explain. No one knows all the answers (except God).
The doctrine of the Holy Trinity states there is one true God who is made up of three separate but equal persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
There is a story told about St Augustine:
Augustine was walking along the seashore trying to figure out the mystery of the Holy Trinity and came up to a little boy. The boy was trying to pour the ocean into a hole in the sand with a seashell. Augustine told the boy what he was doing was impossible. Then the little boy told Augustine that it is also impossible for the mind of man to try to understand the mystery of the Holy Trinity. The little boy turned into an angel and disappeared.
The doctrine of the Holy Trinity is shared by most Christian denominations including Roman and Orthodox Catholics, Lutherans, Anglicans, Baptists, Methodists, Presbyterians, Pentecostals and Episcopalians.
With love in Christ.Source(s): For more information, see Catechism of the Catholic Church, sections 232 and following: http://www.usccb.org/catechism/text/pt1sect2chpt1a...
- 1 decade ago
Over 65 times the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit are mentioned in the same context.
The Trinity doctrine did not emerge until fourth century.
God said, “Let Us make man in Our image” Genesis 1:26 to say that the three Persons are communicating but this cannot be verified.
As early as A.D. 180, church apologist Theophilus, bishop of Antioch, first uses the term “Trinity” to describe God.
Can Trinitarians show that three divine persons were present when Jesus was baptized by John? Absolutely not. Only one divine person was present Jesus Christ the Lord.
You can't find the word nor mention of the term "Trinity" nor there is teaching that God is composed of three divine persons in the Bible.
It was the The Catholic and Orthodox Church that gave the world the authoritative definition of the Trinity.
The Catholic and Orthodox Church teachings in fact Jesus was God as trinitarians would want us to believe. Now, errors and corruptions crept into the Christianty from this source can not be denied.
I've research all the major "apologetic" organization and found that they all teach the Trinity and the deity of Christ which are blatant false teachings and there are many apologetic organizations today that expose false teachers while they themselves are false teachers.
The Catholic and the Orthodox authorities themselves are baffled by their own doctrine and cannot explain why the one God would be composed of three persons and how three persons can only equal one and how one can be composed of three.
Most scholars realize that the Trinity is a Doctrine of Tradition of men and that is why many who defend the Trinity Theory quote the teachings and philosophies of men like Plato, Ignatius, Polycarp, Iranaeus, Justin, Theophilus, Athenagoras, Clement, Tertullian, Cyprian and The Pope which has brought much controversy and confusion to the world.Source(s): Jesus Christ is the ONLY way to God and in Trinity, God is the Only way to God? I don't think so... God made it and God governs it. All things are came from God because He has given “all things” into Jesus's hand.
- 1 decade ago
I was told long time ago, Catholic held the trinity belongs to Mary, Joseph and their child Jesus. Now things have changed, the trinity is the God of Father, God the Holy Son and God the Holy Spirit. This is also the belief of most Christians of other denominations.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
The "Holy Trinity" is false and completely man-made. There is only One True God of the Universe and all in existence, not 3-in-1.
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- 1 decade ago
There's the Father, the Son, and the Holy spirit.
the mystery involved is the nature of the three.
are they one entity, or are they three? Maybe two? It's a long-lasting debate, that will probably never be settled.
- RuthLv 61 decade ago
I can explain it from the bible. Their was an almighty father who has always been here. He created a son as the first of his achievements of long ago it said. colossians 1:14
14 by means of whom we have our release by ransom, the forgiveness of our sins. 15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation; 16 because by means of him all [other] things were created in the heavens and upon the earth, the things visible and the things invisible, no matter whether they are thrones or lordships or governments or authorities. All [other] things have been created through him and for him. 17 Also, he is before all [other] things and by means of him all [other] things were made to exist, 18 and he is the head of the body, the congregation. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that he might become the one who is first in all things; 19 because [God] saw good for all fullness to dwell in him, 20 and through him to reconcile again to himself all [other] things by making peace through the blood [he shed] on the torture stake, no matter whether they are the things upon the earth or the things in the heavens.
Also in Acts: Stephen saw the heavens opened up and their was Jesus at the right hand of God in heaven.
Revelation 1:1 a revelation by Jesus Christ which God gave him.
Revelation 3:14 shows again where Jesus was created.
Sorry they are two different persons.
- FreedomLv 71 decade ago
The atom defines the most basic unit of every chemical element in the universe. The word atom comes from the Greek word for "indivisible," yet while it represents the purest essence of one element, the atom has three facets, with the positively charged proton and neutral neutron at its core, and the negatively charged electron outside the core that balances its electric charge and interacts with other elements.
Trisecting a line as the basis for design in creationLife
The physical design of the human body, and that of many other life forms, is based on a relationship known as the Divine Proportion, or Golden Section. This proportion is based on trisecting a line such that the ratio of the small piece to the large piece is the same as the ratio of the large piece to the entire line. It is also found by solving an equation with three terms, x3 - x2 - x1 = 0.
Nature of man
The nature of man is expressed as mind, body and spirit, analogous to, and in the image of, the triune nature of God. It's interesting to note that Genesis relates man being made by "us" in "our" image when referring to God, indicating the plurality in His nature.
Life on Earth
Life on Earth inhabits three domains, the sea, the land and the air.
Following the three-in-one nature that is found throughout creation, we find the three-in-one nature of the One God manifested in the Holy Trinity, with each Being revealing a different aspect of our God and Creator to us:
The Father, the part of God that is transcendent, infinite and beyond our understanding,
The Son, Jesus Christ, the part of God that is immanent and appeared to us in the way that we could best know Him, in human form. He was both "Son of God," an expression of God as contained in human form, and at the same time "Son of Man," the ultimate expression of who we can be in our most divine form.
The Holy Spirit, the part of God that lives in the heart and soul of each of us, acting as our Counselor for those who believe and listen to His voice within us.
- 1 decade ago
One body three persons! God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.
Imagine yourself. You are a body. You have hands, feets, a head, a stomach, etc. If you look your hand you are still one body.
- Anonymous4 years ago
First ofall to tell: we've written regulation from the Bible which you shall have no different gods earlier thee. there is basically one, and ONE mediator between God and guy - Christ Jesus. Its upto us, no count if we settle for the main suitable or incorrect doctrines. there are a number of doctrines obtainable - that are made and twisted via guy's psychological. For which Paul says regarding a Church, that they typical each and every words Paul spoke with the word of God. we are given the main suitable and the incorrect - its our obedience to the Lord that concerns relax. Adam replaced into informed what to no longer consume and what to. yet he seen the words of the serpent mroe than God's to finally make up his techniques to disobey. And to assert, there are basically 2 persons/ characters who desire to accuse us: devil (old serpent) AND .... GOD the daddy - for which reason Christ got here to interced for us. No, no longer Mary nor the different saints will accuse us of. i wish this helps with the respond.
- Randy GLv 71 decade ago
No, I'm protestant.