Apologetics is hard, because it’s hard be an expert on more than a few subjects. There’s a strong pressure to just recycle bad arguments and wrongheaded claims propounded by other apologists. “The” doctrine of the Trinity is a popular subject of attack and defense, and the topic is difficult, so here as much as anywhere in apologetics, we find this sort of recycling.
The aggressiveness of a Trinity-defense is too often inversely proportional to the defender’s knowledge of the history and meaning(s) of the traditional formulas.
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Bible reference(s): Genesis 1:26, Genesis 11:7, Matthew 28:19, John 1:1-3, John 1:14, John 1:18, Joh 10:30, Joh 17:3, Joh 20:28, 1Co 8:6, Eph 4:6, 1 Tim 2:5, 1 Tim 3:16, 1 John 5:7-8
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