Our culture has become increasingly opposed to black-and-white ideas, particularly in the area of theology. To hold firm convictions as a Christian is often difficult.
Learn more about the controversial Doctrine of the Holy Spirit and the ways some academic approaches challenge our beliefs in Episode 11 of Why We Believe What We Believe.
When we think about this doctrine of the Trinity – that there’s three persons in one Godhead, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – even for academics and Theologians, it’s a mind bending subject. It’s complicated.
Yet, Scripture has a lot to offer about the relationship not only within the Trinity, but as human beings relate to God.
Interestingly, apart from a Trinitarian Godhead, no one could be saved. In other words, if we don’t understand the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, the role of those three persons; we don’t understand how a human being could be saved.
It’s interesting when faith finds its way into the Media. We have bylines and idioms that we use to talk about “Christianity” very broadly.
There are so many groups that call themselves “Christian” that it begs the question: What is a true believer?
In today’s episode Michael teaches about the Doctrine of the Trinity using supporting texts from Deuteronomy and Matthew.
At one level, trying to understand the person and work of God’s Holy Spirit is impossible. However, if we study God’s Word, we find several passages that give us a better understanding of who He is and what He does.
Scripture has a great deal to say about the Holy Spirit’s role, but it takes careful study before we draw objective (what we can know for certain) vs. subjective (cannot be verified but has reflects a person’s perspective) conclusions.