The Trinity

Dictionary.com noun, plural Trinities for 2, 4. 1. Also called Blessed Trinity, Holy Trinity. the union of three persons (Father, Son, and Holy Ghost) in one Godhead, or the three-fold personality of the one Divine Being. 2. a representation of this in art. 3. Trinity Sunday. 4. (lowercase) a group of three; triad. 5. (lowercase) the state of being threefold or triple. Etymonline.com early 13c., "the Father, Son and Holy Spirit," constituting one God in prevailing Christian doctrine, from Old French trinite "Holy Trinity" (11c.), from Late Latin trinitatem (nominative trinitas) "Trinity, triad" (Tertullian), from Latin trinus "threefold, triple," from plural of trini "three at a time, threefold," related to tres (neuter tria) "three" (see three). The Latin word was … Continue reading The Trinity

Apologetics

At the root of the term "apologetics" is "apology". NO, we are not talking about saying "I'm sorry" here. Let's take a closer look as to its actual meaning & origin. Dictionary.com noun, ( used with a singular verb) 1. the branch of theology concerned with the defense or proof of Christianity. Etymonline.com apologetics "branch … Continue reading Apologetics

Soteriology

The study of salvation or, more specifically, the doctrine of salvation from our sins. Etymology: (from etymonline) "1847, in reference to health; 1864 in reference to salvation, from German soteriologie, from Greek soteria "preservation, salvation," from soizein "save, preserve," related to sos "safe, healthy," of uncertain origin (perhaps from PIE root *teue- "to swell"). With … Continue reading Soteriology