According to Christian dogma, one of the doctrines of the Church is the inseparability or oneness of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. She has been called the Holy Trinity, or the Three Persons of Divinity. It is said that God is a trinity in unity, three in one. Since the word Trinity does not appear in the Bible and was not a word used by Christ Jesus after which Christianity is named and upon which the church is founded, there continues to be some discussion. within the church and among theologians and religious scholars as to the meaning of the Holy Trinity.
The Bible, as well as Christ Jesus, mentions God as Father. He mentions the Son of God as the Savior of the world, and he mentions the Holy Ghost or the Holy Ghost as the divine Comforter, who would lead man into all truth. In the Old Testament, Genesis 1 mentions God, the Word (accepted to indicate the Son) and the Spirit. However, the New Testament is more specific. In Matthew 28:19, Jesus directs his disciples to go and teach and baptize in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Further, I John 5: 7 states: ‘For there are three which bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost; and these three are one. These Bible verses indicate that there are three distinct people, although they are identical in essence, substance or nature.
Mary Baker Eddy, Founder of the Church of Christ Scientist, writes in her book on Christian Healing Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, that the “Trinitarian person called God represents one trinity in unity, three in one , – the same in substance, although multifaceted in the office. ‘ It identifies God the Father; Christ the spiritual idea of sonship; and the Holy Comforter. Eddy goes on to say that these three elements express the essential threefold nature of infinity, as well as reveal the intelligent relationship of God with man and the universe.
Whether as a central doctrine of the Catholic Church, in the symbol of the apostles of the Protestant Church or in the principles of the Church of Christian science, it is biblical for every Christian church, in its declaration of faith. , to accept God as the Father of all, Christ Jesus as the Son of God and Savior of mankind, and the Holy Spirit as the promised Comforter, who, according to Jesus, will lead man into all Truth .
Moji George, Christian Science Committee on Publishing for Nigeria West