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Is the Trinity Biblical?

Updated: Jun 3, 2021

The Trinity is mysterious. It's difficult to understand. More specifically, it's difficult for us to understand how something can be one thing and three things at the same time. As a result, many Christians don't think about the Trinity very much. And others reject the notion of the Trinity altogether.

If we raise the question of whether the Trinity is biblical, some are quick to point out that the word "Trinity" doesn't actually appear in the Bible. (Go ahead and check your concordance.) But what do we do with all the verses of scripture that sound trinitarian? In this sermon, Dr. Matt O'Reilly walks us through some of those verses and explains how they give evidence that God is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit - the Trinity. More than that, we find that the mystery of the Trinity amplifies the beauty of God's perfect love. Watch below or watch it on the Theology Project YouTube Channel (and don't forget to subscribe).

Dr. Matt O’Reilly is Lead Pastor of Hope Hull United Methodist Church near Montgomery, Alabama, Director of Research at Wesley Biblical Seminary, and a fellow of the Center for Pastor Theologians. He is the author of Paul and the Resurrected Body: Social Identity and Ethical Practice, The Letters to the Thessalonians, and Bless the Nations: A Devotional for Short-Term Missions. Connect at

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