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Why do apostolics not believe in the Trinity?

Submitted: 11/7/2005
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Question: I understand that Apostolics do not believe in the Trinity. Growing up, it was the only thing I knew. Can you explain your belief in detail, comparing it to the trinity theory? Thank you so much.

Answer: The doctrine of the trinity states that there is one God who exists as three distinct persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Apostolics believe that there is one God (the Father) who was manifested in the flesh (the Son) and is actively involved with mankind as the Holy Spirit. We do not believe that this reveals God to be three divine persons or beings. We believe that God is one and has one revealed name, JESUS (Deuteronomy 6:4; Acts 4:12).

The doctrine of the trinity was developed by pseudo-christian philosophers during the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th centuries AD. It was not the doctrine of Christ or His apostles.

For further details on this subject, please see the first three articles on the Doctrine shelf of the Apostolic Free Library on this website.