trinity

  1. pgwolv

    The Father does and says all He does by His Son?

    Dear PB I am reading an interesting book (written by a local, hence South African, preacher), titled "The Wonder of Jesus in the Old Testament," given to me by a friend, whom I am not sure is reformed. I understand the view that the Angel of the Lord may be/probably is Jesus. What I am...
  2. F

    Books Against ESS/EFS

    My friends and I have been having many discussions on the eternal subordination of the Son (ESS). Unfortunately, we only have access to books (such as Grudem's Systematic) and materials online that argue for ESS exegetically from places like 1 Cor. 11:3 and more. I've found it much harder to...
  3. TryingToLearn

    Holy Spirit "proceeding from one source"?

    The classic Western doctrine of the filioque states that, as Matthew Barrett puts it in his book, "Simply Trinity": This, however, doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me. This seems confused to ground the generation of persons in the essence and not in the persons. Should not we say that the...
  4. T

    New Reformed Forum Class: Van Til's Trinitarian Theology

    I realized today that I completely forgot to post about this here when the class came out on March 9... Reformed Forum, a leading organization for the advancement of a distinctly Christian worldview in America, have launched a new course on Cornelius Van Til's Trinitarian Theology with Dr. Lane...
  5. C. Matthew McMahon

    NEW BOOK: The Excellent Name of God by Jeremiah Burroughs (1599-1646)

    The Excellent Name of God by Jeremiah Burroughs (1599-1646) Jeremiah Burroughs (1599-1646) was a brilliant Reformed preacher of the Gospel, and a member of the Westminster Assembly. He ministered with pastoral sensitivity and a zealous desire to glorify God in his preaching and writing...
  6. C. Matthew McMahon

    NEWLY PUBLISHED: The Blessed God by Daniel Burgess (1645-1713)

    The Blessed God by Daniel Burgess (1645-1713) Daniel Burgess (1645-1713) was a popular Reformed, Presbyterian minister, and fiery preacher in his day. To intimately know God is the substance of this work by Burgess. It is not only to know God as God has revealed his essence, but Burgess, as...
  7. T

    Doctrine of the Trinity

    The doctrine of the trinity is that there are 3 dinstinct persons that all have the same divine essence. The Son is YAWEH, the Father is YAWEH, the Spirit is YAWEH. My question is this: Does each member of the trinity have their own mind and will, or is there one mind of God? This is an excerpt...
  8. T

    Second Commandment and a Children's Book

    At the school at which I became principal this past year, I have recently had to have a conversation about the second commandment with my teachers. They are just "regular old Baptists" who have ever even heard that images of Christ—or any Person of the Godhead—is forbidden by the second...
  9. A

    Technical question regarding the aseity of the Holy Spirit

    I have a question that I can’t wrap my head around lately and was hoping you guys could point me in the right direction or share some insight into your understanding. 1) How are we to understand the Aseity of the Holy Spirit in terms of the following: According to John 5:26, “For just as the...
  10. M

    Messianic Judaism's objection to the Trinity

    I just watched a video of a Messianic Jewish rabbi, in Brazil, arguing against the doctrine of the Trinity. He says, among other arguments: “The Spirit of God is not a distinct entity, such as is affirmed by Trinitarians, because he himself is the Holy Spirit”. With such affirmation, he denied...
  11. M

    Your favorite selections on the deity of Jesus Christ

    I made this thread because I would like for the PB community to select your favorite citations/quotes/selections on the subject of the deity of Jesus Christ, especially those written by the puritans and church fathers, and share them here. Please inform the source. Here is one of my...
  12. Matthew G. Bianco

    Anti-Trinitarianism in early Calvinists?

    I watched this video by a Lutheran Pastor who claims that 2nd and 3rd generation Calvinism had a lot of anti-trinitarianism due to the supposed "logic with Scripture" he supposes we try to hold onto dogmatically. Watch this video starting from 8:50 to hear his argument. What do you guys think...
  13. SRoper

    ARP and Subordination in the Trinity as a Model for Men and Women

    In the position paper "Women in the Life of the Church," the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church claims subordination in the Trinity is a model for the roles of men and women. Page 6 [emphasis mine]: Pages 12-13: Finally, an approving reference is given in a footnote to an article...
  14. Stope

    Revisted: Is belief in the Trinity... necesary for salvation

    Part of the reason I joined the PB was to seek a sound response to the question "Is belief in the Trinity-specifically the 3 persons of God-neccesary for salvation?". I searched and found a similar thread already that existed and I didnt ever end up seeing a response (I just ended up seeing...
  15. T

    Is Hebrews 1:8-12 one sentence in the Greek? The Father speaking to the Son entirely?

    Hi brothers. I heard in a debate a Trinitarian claim that Hebrews 1:8-12 is one sentence in the Greek. Is this true? If it's true, can you guys help me out with evidence that this is so? Or citations from scholars? Obviously this is very important because it would mean the Father is calling His...
  16. T

    What tense in the Greek is "emptied" (Himself) in Philippians 2:7?

    Hi brothers in Christ. I'm a young apologist for the Trinity but my Greek needs a lot of work and I don't have any good sources to know the answer to my question. What is the tense of the word "emptied" (kenoō) in Philippians 2:7? Past tense? Present tense? Future tense? Another tense? This is...
  17. Rob Marsh

    Suggestions for learning hymns for a musical novice

    Hey everyone, We use the Trinity hymnal for our family worship at night, and although we know the melody of many of these hymns already, I'm curious to find some resources to listen to some of these hymns during the day to learn some of the more obscure hymns we aren't necessarily familiar...
  18. chatwithstumac

    Holy Trinity In The Beginning?

    Does Genesis 1:1-3 provide a picture of the trinity? In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,”...
  19. M

    Books on Election and the Trinity - Need Recommendations

    Hello, I am looking forward to buying one book on Election and one on the Trinity but I don't know which to choose for my self (money is not a problem). I have studied to refute arminian proof texts from John Gill's The Cause of God and Truth, Jame White's Potter's Freedom, and essays on...
  20. C

    Was Adam Created In Covenant?

    Howdy, I am in dialogue with a good friend of mine about whether or not Adam was created in covenant with God, or whether the covenant of nature/works was added after man's first creation. I maintain that the covenant of works was a matter of God's will and providence, not of man's nature...
  21. GenRev1611

    Causailty and Uniformity Within The Ontological Trinity

    I was wondering if someone can answer this question. In a recent essay that I wrote I stated that causality and uniformity which gives the existing preconditions for empirical observation can only have it's origin in the Triune God. I've read a number of Van Til's works, and have heard many of...
  22. reformedman

    Trinity Book Service

    The Trinity Baptist Church in Montville New Jersey once pastored by Al Martin has changed their domain name. Please update your bookmarks for it. http://www.TrinityBookService.com/bookstore
  23. C

    Eternally begotten vs Eternally generated

    Hello everyone, I was hoping I could get thoughts regarding these terms. 1. Do they mean the same thing? If not, what are the differences? 2. When the creeds used the term eternally begotten, do they mean something more than that fact that Jesus was begotten by the Father (clearly...
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