This is likeing explaining Algebra to a two year old explaining the trinity to a Mormon. Your back at the most basics.
Originally Posted by Apollos
the Basis of Christianity is Judiasm of which beginning at the Shema declares there is one Legitimate God. 'Person's' in Christianity has always been understood to be a imperfect explanation because it denotes a seperation ( 3 Gods ). Which 'Of the Same Essence and substance' had to be inserted to refute Polythestic tendencies, because there is the sense that the Son is in at least in Part the Father cited in both Isaiah and in the NT. yet clearly distinct from the Father. In the Same way, a shared existance, The Holy Spirit also being refered to as the Sprit of Christ and The Spirit of God, and the Spirit of the Father... clearly denotes that also while distinct from both The Word incarnate and the Father is of some form of Shared existance which is not a seperate God as 'Person' in the most clearly understood usage would indicate. There are Thousands of Books on the Trinity, necessary to explain the most complex doctrine of the Christian faith, mormon's are like little children that try a single quote from a advanced algebra book to explain algebra. it cannot be done, One has to delve on the entire subject.
But Mormonism can be refuted solely because it assets God was a man, Yet God the Father has always been spirit and declared to be such, and God the Father was in Christ reconciling Himself to the world, a impossibility in mormonism.
Last edited by biblos; 04-22-12 at 08:59 AM.