Jesus in the Holy Trinity
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Jesus in the Threefold Expression

Martin Luther pins the edict to the Cathedral doorMartin Luther writes of the work of the members of the Holy Trinity in his own life in "Sermons on the Catechism", "Therefore, from the Father I receive creation, from the Son redemption, from the Holy Spirit sanctification." Jesus of course has a prominent place in the history of the Church. The Apostles' Creed gives us the first statement of belief followed by the uniform Christian doctrine in the Nicene Creed written around 325 AD at the conclusion of the Council of Nicaea. This was formulated to counter certain sects which argued against the existence of the Trinity.

Jesus was God

The ApostlesThe deity of Jesus was challenged at his trial in John 10.36b, "Why then do you accuse me of blasphemy because I said, 'I am God’s Son'?" and "I and the Father are one" in John 10.30. These passages clearly show that Jesus was accused because he claimed to be part of the Deity, the Holy Trinity, and therefore to be God himself. Some modern and often very aggressive sects like Jehovah Witnesses and the Church of the Latter Day Saints (Mormons) deny the existence of Jesus in the Holy Trinity. They say that Jesus was not truly God, but that God only gave this chosen human being some special powers. They also contend that the Holy Spirit was merely a force from God but not God himself. They argue that the Father is another name for the One and only God. From the earliest times, these views were called unorthodox and heresy by the church at large. Those who do not believe in the Trinity are considered sects and not legitimate denominations by the World Council of Churches which was founded in 1948. It's mission statement states it is a "fellowship of churches which confess the Lord Jesus Christ as God and Savior according to the Scriptures and therefore seek to fulfill together their common calling to the glory of the one God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit." Belief in the Apostles' and Nicene Creeds are regarded as normal for all churches and the true mark of genuine Christians. That is why both the Mormons and Jehovah Witnesses and other sects are excluded from the World Council of Churches.✞

"Jesus Holy Trinity"
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by Ron Meacock

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