Saturday, February 04, 2006

Anti-Trinitarian Confusions

Anti-trinitarians confuse unity with singularity and person (who) with nature (what). In contrast to tritheists, trinitarians do not affirm a god with three different substances but rather that God is three distinct persons in one substance. At the heart of e.g. Muslim inability to comprehend the trinity is the false neoplatonic concept of oneness. The Trinity does not violate the law of non-contradiction. God is triune (1 x 1 x 1) as opposed to triplex (1 + 1 + 1). The Father, Son and Holy Spirit are not parts or forms of God, each of them is God.

Originally published 2/3/2006 9:51 P.M.