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The Divinity of Jesus and the Doctrine of the Trinity

1. Is Jesus God? Do all Christians believe this?
2. What proof is there that supports that Jesus is God? I do not quite understand how the Trinity fits into this discussion.
3. How do critics e.g., non-Christians react to the Doctrine of the Trinity? Provide evidence for your position.

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1. Is Jesus God? Do all Christians believe this?

Many Christians believe Jesus is God Almighty of the Old Testament. Yet, when they are asked to substantiate this belief, many are unable to do so. We will look at documentation that supports that Jesus is God.

Many Christians, but not all, take it for granted that Jesus is God and if asked to prove it, they may have a difficult time proving (from memory) Jesus is God. This is probably because they probably never felt it was necessary to memorize supporting documentation for something so obvious. Just because it is obvious to some Christians, however, does not necessarily mean it is obvious to someone else.

As evidence for the deity of Jesus, I have provided a quick overview of the places in the Bible that show Jesus is God and how He is part of the Trinity. The second attachment provides Scriptures as evidence of some in-depth proof of Jesus being God.

2. What proof is there that supports that Jesus is God? I do not quite understand how the Trinity fits into this discussion.

If a person does not believe Jesus is God, she or he obviously does not believe in the Trinity. In fact, people like this are usually quite vocal and critical of the doctrine of the Trinity. I have often heard them say something like, "You Christians believe in three Gods." If you have ever tried to explain the Trinity, you have an appreciation of its complexity.

USING ANALOGIES AS PROOF

As evidence for the Trinity, many attempt to explain how one God is made up of three persons using analogies. Although some of them are helpful, all of them seem to fall short of providing a clear picture of the Trinity. The arguments are as follows:

1). Some people point to water and say water can be found in three physical states: Solid, liquid, and gas. Although it can be observed in three different forms, it is still water. This analogy is then compared to the trinity: There is only one God, but He expresses Himself as three persons.

2). Another example people use is a concept called triple point. This is a phenomenon where a sample of water actually exists in all three physical states (solid, liquid, and gas) at the same time. They point ...

Solution Summary

This solution discusses the doctrine of Jesus's divinity and the Trinity answering the following questions: Is Jesus God? Do all Christians believe this? What proof is there that supports that Jesus is God? Where does the Trinity fit into this discussion and how do critics react to the doctrine of the Trinity? Two supplementing articles are also provided.

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