Heidelcast 129: I Am That I Am (7)—The Trinity In The New Testament

Augustine of Hippo used to say that what was concealed in the Old Testament is revealed in the New Testament and that is certainly true in case of the biblical doctrine of the Trinity. As we have discussed so far in the series, the Old Testament scriptures certainly teach that God is one in multiple persons but it teaches that truth through types and shadows. The doctrine of the Trinity did not appear for the first time in the New Testament but it was revealed there with more clarity than it was in the Old Testament. We may begin with our Lord, himself a Trinitarian theologian. His conception of himself and of his relations to the Father and to the Spirit was unreservedly Trinitarian. This is not surprising given that he was himself a member of the Triune Godhead, God the co-eternal, eternally begotten Son incarnate. Any doubts we might have about the appropriateness of seeing multiple divine persons in the creation narrative should be erased by the interpretation of Genesis 1 given by the Holy Spirit through the Apostle John. In John 1:1–3 Scripture says, “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”

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RESOURCES

  1. The HB Library on The Trinity
  2. The Athanasian Creed
  3. The Ecumenical Creeds
  4. The Problem of Biblicism
  5. Ursinus on Essence and Persons in the Trinity
  6. A Response to Grudem’s Appeal to Hodge On Subordination
  7. Liam Golligher Brings Clarity On The Trinity
  8. How To Be Complementarian Without Being A Heretic
  9. One God, Three Persons. Full Stop.
  10. The Mystery and Necessity of the Trinity
  11. The Christian Faith Is Trinitarian
  12. Athanasius on Eternal Generation
  13. Driscoll vs the Ecumenical Creeds
  14. Muller: The Reformed Affirmed Eternal Generation Against The Socinians
  15. Why Analogies and Illustrations of the Trinity Fail

One comment

  1. Amen. An irrefutable affirmation of the Trinity is found in Christ’s own words as in His use of the three personal pro-nouns. It’s the ‘Trinity According to Jesus’.

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