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The Trinity is the term employed to signify the central doctrine of the Christian religion -- the truth that in the unity of the Godhead there are Three Persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, these Three Persons being truly distinct one from another.In view of this assertion it is necessary to consider in some detail the evidence afforded by Holy Scripture .Moreover, the Gospel narratives appear to signify that none but Christ and the Baptist were privileged to see the Mystic Dove, and hear the words attesting the Divine sonship of the Messias.Besides these passages there are many others in the Gospels which refer to one or other of the Three Persons in particular and clearly express the separate personality and Divinity of each.
The word trias (of which the Latin trinitas is a translation) is first found in Theophilus of Antioch about A. Afterwards it appears in its Latin form of trinitas in Tertullian ("De pud." c. For this reason it has no place in the Liberal Protestantism of today.They argue that this suffices to establish that the author of the Gospel held subordinationist views, and they expound in this sense certain texts in which the Son declares His dependence on the Father ( ; ).In point of fact the doctrine of the Incarnation involves that, in regard of His Human Nature, the Son should be less than the Father." ( ), and in other passages no less explicit ( 14:7 ; ; ).The oneness of Their power and Their action is affirmed: "Whatever he [the Father] does, the Son also does in like manner" ( , cf.
No argument against Catholic doctrine can, therefore, be drawn from this text.