John 3:1-15 - Trinity - May 22, 2016
+Today is Trinity Sunday. The word Trinity is not found in the Bible. It’s a word that was created by Christians in order to express what the Bible teaches about God. The Bible teaches clearly that God is three distinct Persons in one divine Essence: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. That’s what Trinity means: tri + unity = Trinity. The only true God is the Triune God. All true Christians believe this. Every true Church confesses this. The Christian Church has learned to articulate her faith in the three ecumenical creeds – the Apostles, the Nicene, and the Athanasian – not by thinking really hard about God – not by sitting down and figuring out his mind – no, but by learning from Holy Scripture who God is and what God does, and by defending the doctrine they learned when controversy arose. Our creeds are not extra words that we impose upon the word of God. They are concise expressions of the holy Faith that God’s word teaches us.