Why Should We Believe in the Trinity? – White Horse Inn
Why should Christians believe in the Trinity, anyway? What biblical passages have been used to support this teaching? Are Father, Son and Holy Spirit simply three different forms of God’s presence? Does the Bible really teach that Jesus is divine? The hosts, along with Fred Sanders, walk through the biblical texts and alternative theories as they continue to explore the doctrine of the Trinity.
This discussion is for a Muslim in preparation for a debate, but it is a topic that many Christians and “Christians” do not understand.
A Pre-Debate Message for Shadid Lewis:
Was Jesus God? The question is of extreme importance, since if Jesus really is God, He is worthy of worship and praise. We are going to examine several lines of evidence to determine the answer to the question of Jesus’ deity. The most extensive evidence is found in the Bible. However, there is extra-biblical evidence that confirms what the Bible says. This page represents a summary of the evidence, much of which can be found in more detail on specific pages of this website.
The Bible is a collection of writings authored by 40 men over a period of 1,500 years. The writings are roughly separated into the Old Testament (written before the birth of Jesus) and the New Testament (written by the disciples of Jesus after his death in 33 A.D.). The writings of both Testaments are centered around a person called “Messiah” (which means “anointed by God”). The Old Testament says the Messiah would come as the Savior of the world. The New Testament says the Messiah came in the person of Jesus of Nazareth.
Both the Old and New Testaments claim that the Messiah would be both man and God – the God-Man – who would save us from our sins. So, if Jesus really were the Messiah, we would expect Him to be God in human form. Our first task is to determine if Jesus was the Messiah.
Read the rest at GodandScience.org.