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Why I'm Catholic
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(06-21-2012, 06:12 PM)Cronus Wrote: So let me see. Catholics believe that god is split into three? The holy spirit, god and Jesus?

The Bible clearly teaches that Jesus is God (cf. John 8:58, 10:38, 14:10; Col. 2:9). It also clearly teaches that the Holy Spirit is God (cf. Acts 5:3–4, 28:25–28; 1 Cor. 2:10–13). Everyone agrees the Father is God. Yet there is only one God (Mark 12:29, 1 Cor. 8:4–6, Jas. 2:19). How can we hold all four truths except to say all three are One God?

It is hard to wrap your head around the concept that one being does not neccessarily equate into one person. For example, it is true that I, as a man, am one being (a human being) and one person (Terry). But a cat is one being but NO persons. A dog is one being but NO persons.

God is one being and three persons. A being is what we are, and in God's case He is the Supreme Being, the Deity: One God. But the person refers to who we are, and in God's case He is Father, Son, Holy Spirit.

Our finite minds are only able to grasp so much of God's make-up, but there are things about Him we can never grasp. And this makes total sense, for if a man were fully able to grasp the nature of Almighty God, then He would not be so almighty, would he.

Oh, and by the way: All Christians - Eastern Orthodox, Protestant, Catholic - believe in the Trinity, not just Catholics. There are only a few fringe sects that do not.
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Messages In This Thread
Why I'm Catholic - by CatholicCrusader - 06-21-2012, 05:38 PM
RE: Why I'm Catholic - by Cronus - 06-21-2012, 06:12 PM
RE: Why I'm Catholic - by CatholicCrusader - 06-22-2012, 02:25 AM
RE: Why I'm Catholic - by Cronus - 06-22-2012, 02:50 AM
RE: Why I'm Catholic - by CatholicCrusader - 06-25-2012, 06:52 AM
RE: Why I'm Catholic - by Cronus - 06-25-2012, 11:01 AM
RE: Why I'm Catholic - by CatholicCrusader - 07-02-2012, 06:49 AM
RE: Why I'm Catholic - by Preacher's Son - 01-26-2013, 06:47 PM



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