Alternate title: “Trinitarian Heresy 101”
“The doctrine of the Trinity is like an egg: three parts, one thing.” Ever heard that? How about this, “The doctrine of the Trinity is like a three leaf clover: three leaves, one clover.” Or how about THIS, “The doctrine of the Trinity is like water: three forms (ice, steam, liquid) one substance.” But the greatest I ever heard was by a guy in one of my classes. He said that he thought that the Trinity was like 3-in-1 shampoo: three activities, one substance.”
Stupid statements. Creative, but stupid. Don’t use them. Any of them. Ever...
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Author: Michael Patton
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Bible reference(s): Genesis 1:26, Gen 3:22, Deuteronomy 6:4, Pro 8:22, Isa 9:6, Mat 1:23, Mat 28:19, John 1:1-4, John 1:14, John 1:18, John 3:13, John 5:23, John 6:33, John 6:38, John 6:41-42, John 6:51, John 6:58, John 6:62, John 8:23, John 8:28, John 8:58, John 10:17-18, John 10:30, John 14:9, John 17:5, John 20:28, Rom 9:5, 1 Corinthians 8:6, 1 Corinthians 15:28, Philippians 2:6-8, Col 1:15-16, 1 Timothy 3:16, Heb 1:2, Heb 1:8, Heb 7:3, 1 John 4:3, 1 John 5:7-8, 1 John 5:20, Rev 3:14
Source: “‘The Trinity is Like a 3-in-1 Shampoo’...and Other Stupid Statements.”
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