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Martin Luther

Martin Luther pins the edict to the Cathedral doorMartin Luther wrote of the work of the members of the Holy Trinity in his own life in his book "Sermons on the Catechism." He wrote, "Therefore, from the Father I receive creation, from the Son redemption, from the Holy Spirit sanctification." Jesus of course had a prominent place in the history of the Church. The first creed was probably simply "Jesus is Lord." The Apostles' Creed gave us the further statement of belief in the Nicene Creed written around 325 AD at the conclusion of the Council of Nicaea. From this creed and others in the same period from the councils of the church like the Athanasian Creed came a uniform Christian doctrine. This was formulated by all the leaders in the church across Europe and North Africa to counter certain sects which argued against the existence of the Trinity and other basic tenets of the Christian faith.✞

Jesus was God

The ApostlesJesus himself defended his deity at his trial in John 10.36b when he said, "Why then do you accuse me of blasphemy because I said, 'I am God's Son'?" and "I and the Father are one." These passages from John 10.30 clearly showed that Jesus was accused because he claimed to be part of the Deity and that he was God himself. Some modern and often very aggressive sects like Jehovah Witnesses and the Church of the Latter Day Saints (Mormons) denied the existence of Jesus in the Holy Trinity. They said that Jesus was not truly God, but that God only gave this chosen human being some special powers. They also contended that the Holy Spirit was merely a force from God and not God himself. They argued that the Father was 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 were considered sects and not legitimate denominations by the World Council of Churches which was founded in 1948. It's mission statement states that it was 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 were regarded as necessary for all churches and the true mark of genuine Christians. That is why both the Mormons and Jehovah Witnesses and other similar sects were excluded from the World Council of Churches.✞

"Holy Trinity Jesus"
by Ron Meacock

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