Trinity Trumping Theology
There are so many things in the Bible, in most religions, that are highly practical and the core of living life large. There are also mysteries which will probably always remain so. Then there are those doctrines that many churches deem a LITMUS TEST for membership or even salvation: embracing the trinity is one of those.
I confess that I don’t really get the critical nature that the trinity poses for some denominations within Christianity.
Yes, I spent a great deal of time studying the trinitarian concept. Once upon a time in an arrogant era of my life I thought I KNEW it. Now, I can play around with it, enjoy what it says to me; however, my salvation isn’t predicated on my whole-hearted adherence to such doctrinal guidelines.
How can the finite understand such an infinite paradigm?
Furthermore, why is it so important: since Jesus never believed in such a doctrine, Jesus never required any kind of creedal belief from anyone, and the apostle Paul never mentioned it? Additionally, there are no explicit statements found in the New Testament. What is found is the phrase in Matthew (added much later) about baptizing in the “Father, Son, and Hoy Ghost”.
Then in Acts we’re to baptize only in the name of Jesus too? 🙂
And it is a requirement of my faith?
I’m all for whatever anyone wants to believe and any denomination has the right to establish whatever creeds, rules, and rituals they want to follow which is why we have more than 7,000 Christian denominations is America alone. But, don’t ride your high horse into my corral and try to say that your trinity trumps my theology- especially since you’ve never shared a meal with me.
Know what I’m saying Martha?
As a spiritual-futurist, I have a BA degree majoring in history. One cannot know the future without knowing the past which holds clues to what is on the horizon. The world is in such a rapid expansion of knowledge that we are close to entering a tipping point that will forever change earth as we know it.