Controversial Questions: The Trinity

In the past I have posted numerous writings of Dr. Skip Moen. He is extensively educated and is currently a Dean at Master’s International School of Divinity. He is particularly insightful into the cultural contexts in which the Scriptures were penned, being an astute biblical linguistic. He has written vast amounts pertaining to Biblical theology etc., numerous books and also writes a daily email called Today’s Word.

In a recent series of posts, he has started to ask some serious questions regarding the Scriptural congruity and integrity of the doctrine of the trinity. Of course there are many different "trinitarian theories," but he is addressing the "orthodox position." I am amazed that a man with his position and influence is afforded the opportunity to “change his mind” on such a major tenant of the mainstream Christian frontier. Either way, the conversation he has sparked has drawn wide interest and undoubtedly stirred some controversy. Below are the links (in order) to the posts:

The Trinity: First Considerations

1 comment:

Gary McDowell said...

Very well done articles. I think the key to this is an understanding of what Paul means in Philippians 2 when he said, "In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:

6 Who, being in very nature God,
did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;
7 rather, he made himself nothing
by taking the very nature of a servant,
being made in human likeness.
8 And being found in appearance as a man,
he humbled himself
by becoming obedient to death—
even death on a cross!,

I do not agree with the Trinitarian view. God has manifested Himself in many forms in the creation. It's like arguing if the burning bush was God.