I have to write a short paper explaining the trinity. I don't know anything about it and what I've read doesn't make sense. What are Unitarians? Does the Trinity make sense? Please help?
The Holy Trinity encompasses all aspects of God in accordance with Christian theology. The trinity is like a triangle, in that there are 3 separate, distinct sides, yet all three sides are needed for a complete triangle. And so, you have God the Father, God the Son (Jesus), and God the Holy Spirit ... three distinct ways that God is understood in His interactions in the world, yet with not one is complete without all three parts.
This is a complex aspect of Christian theology that doesn't make "sense," in terms of logic. But this theology is meant to be a description of something greater than us that is beyond our ability to fully conceive ... which is why belief requires faith.
The Trinity does make sense in terms of theology and Scripture. You have the God of the Old Testament ... God the Father who created all that is. You have the God of the New Testament as embodied in Jesus, God the Son ... who was sent by God the Father and separated from God the Father for our sins. Again, this isn't something that makes "sense," for how could we ever conceive how God the Father and God the Son are the same, yet separate. Like the immaculate conception, this is a belief that isn't grounded in conventional reason. After the resurrection of Christ, in the New Testament, we see God the Holy Spirit emerge.
In the Trinity DOCTRINE, it does exist the 3 entities:
- Father, who is the creator and co-saviour
- Son, who is the saviour and co-creator
- Holy Spirit
This doctrin about Trinity was attacked by the enemies of Trinity, as Arie and Macedonie, only 2 of the biggest opponents of Holy Trinity.
The first and the second ecumenical gathering (Niceea-325 and Constantinopol-381) settled down for good the Trinity dogma.
The Trinity Dogma is put down in the following manner: " The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit, threefold in Person but Unic in Being, is the powerful God, world pre-existing and completely independent toward to everything."