Trinity

The word Trinity is not a Bible term, though unquestionably a Bible truth. As a doctrine it divides thus:

1. In the Old Testament. The emphasis of the Old Testament is upon divine unity. But even there a divine plurality may be seen in the meaning of Elohim (cf. Deut. 6:4), a plurality of persons and unity of essence.

2. In the New Testament. The New Testament lays its emphasis upon the individual Persons of the Trinity and their separate responsibilities for the purposes of redemption, yet here too there are occasional references to divine oneness of essence (cf. Matt. 28:19).

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