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Daniel asks…

Does the Trinity teaching not invalidate salvation by Christ?

Please let me say first that yes, I do believe in Salvation through the merits of Christ’s sacrificial death. That is why I ask this question.

Follow, please. If Jesus was God and resurrected himself after he died, doesn’t that mean he wasn’t actually fully dead, therefore invalidating his sacrifice on our behalf? If only part of him came to earth in the flesh as some teach, that still means part of him didn’t die after all… again invalidating his sacrifice on our behalf?

Thoughts please.
@Fireball. I am not bringing the Bible into question. :)
@Antie – yet one of those DIED. The other 2 parts didn’t. Since they are supposed to be all three in one that means part of the one God didn’t die. 2/3 in fact
@Craig: “Jesus was fully God and fully man. The man Jesus died and was resurrected by God through the power of the Holy Spirit.”

If Jesus was fully God AND fully man, then Jesus/God resurrected himself and so wasn’t fully dead. That’s the point I’m trying to make.

LoveKnots answers:

I used to believe in the Trinity–but I was not taught the scriptures just “church doctrine.”

Today people have more access to what the scriptures teach (see below)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triquetra

Celtic art: The triquetra is often found in Insular art, most notably metal work and in illuminated manuscripts like the Book of Kells. It is also found in similar artwork on Celtic crosses and slabs from the early Christian period. The fact that the triquetra rarely stood alone in medieval Celtic art has cast reasonable doubt on its use as a primary symbol of belief. In manuscripts it was used primarily as a space filler or ornament in much more complex compositions, and in knotwork panels it is a design motif integrated with other design elements. Celtic art lives on as both a living folk art tradition and through several revivals. This widely recognized knot has been used as a singular symbol for the past two centuries by Celtic Christians, Pagans and agnostics as a sign of special things and persons that are threefold. ]

Christian use: The symbol has been used by Christians as a sign of the Blessed Trinity (Father, Son and Holy Spirit), especially since the Celtic Revival of the 19th century. When modern designers began to display the triquetra as a stand-alone design, it recalled the three-leafed shamrock which was similarly offered as a trinity symbol by Saint Patrick. Some have also suggested that the triquetra has a similarity to the Christian ????? Symbol. The triquetra has been used extensively on Christian sculpture, vestments, book arts and stained glass. It has been used on the title page and binding of some editions of the New King James Version.

A very common representation of the symbol is with a circle that goes through the three interconnected loops of the Triquetra. The circle emphasizes the unity of the whole combination of the three elements. (Father/Son/Holy Spirit)

Thank goodness I loved to read, and my husband loved to read dictionaries and encyclopedias!

First I sent a letter to the church stating I did not want my name on their roll.

My husband threw a fit when I became a baptized Jehovah’s witness (several decades ago).

After almost 10 years he joined me…

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